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Invitation for Applications Borehole Drilling Supervisor – Hargeisa, Somaliland

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Invitation for Applications Borehole Drilling Supervisor

Country Somaliland
Project Holder Hargeisa Water Agency
Project Increasing Water Production from Laasdhure Aquifer and Connecting to Ex-
isting System at New Geed Deeble Pumping Station.
Fund Somaliland Development Fund Phase 2
IFA Title Borehole Drilling Supervisor
Reporting to HWA Project Manager and SDF2 Secretariat Senior Water Specialist
Duration 6 months renewable contract based on performance
IFA No. P101-057

The Somaliland Development Fund – Phase 2 (SDF2) covers the period September 2018- March 2024. SDF2 is conceived as an inclusive economic development programme. It supports the GoSL in delivering infrastructure that is relevant for inclusive economic development. It focuses on sustainable investments that spur job creation and fast growth, while at the same time laying the foundation for long-term resilience and development, leading to a more stable and peaceful Somaliland. SDF2’s support is fully aligned with government priorities as defined in the National Development Plan 2 (NDP2) 2017-2021 and reflect the priorities set out in Somaliland Vision 2030.

The SDF has allocated funds to Hargeisa Water Agency for the implementation of the Increasing Water Production from Laasdhure Aquifer and Connecting to Existing System at New Geed Deeble Pumping Station Project. The project contains four major components, namely: capacity development component for HWA, community engagement, drilling of 4-6 boreholes and connecting them to the New Geed Deeble Pumping Station (NGDPS), and conducting of three requisite water sector studies.

The SDF Secretariat is therefore seeking the services of a Borehole Drilling Supervisor to work in the Project Management Team to lead in the supervision of the drilling of 4-8 boreholes in Laasdhure area of Hargeisa.

Required Qualifications, Skills and Experience

Qualifications and skills

High Diploma or Equivalent in Drilling or Water Supply or related technical field (like Geology).

Hands-on contract and day-to-day management of drilling contractors

Demonstrated practical experience in the deep groundwater development from siting up to drilling.

Demonstrated excellent command of spoken and written English. Fluency in Somali is requested.

Excellent interpersonal and diplomatic skills.

General professional experience

At least 10 years demonstrated experience in the field of drilling deep boreholes and able to provide evidence and contact references

Specific professional experience

Minimum of 5 years conducting borehole drilling supervision in Somaliland. The super-visor must demonstrate that they have conducted at least three similar assignments in the last 3 years.

How to apply

Interested candidates should send their application (cover letter and CV) to the Somaliland Development Fund Secretariat through e-mail jobs@sdf-secretariat.org. Candidates should indicate in their cover letter how they fit the criteria outlined in the advert. All applications must be received by 10 July 2020 at 1600hrs East African Standard Time. Applicants should clearly indicate the position they are applying for in the email subject line. Full Terms of Reference can

be accessed on the SDF website through the link https://www.somalilanddevelopmentfund.org/opportunities-open

Any attempt by a candidate to influence the outcome of the recruitment process in any way which can be interpreted as canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification from being considered for this position.

This Consultancy is open to Somaliland and International candidates.

Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

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