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Senior Water Expert

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Job Description


Invitation for Applications
Country Somaliland
Project Holder Ministry of Water Resources Development
Project Proposed for Feasibility Studies and Full Proposal Development
Fund Somaliland Development Fund Phase 2
IFA Title Senior Water Expert
IFA No. P101-018

The Somaliland Development Fund – Phase 2 (SDF2) covers the period 2018-2023. 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.

Ministry of water Resources Development (MoWRD) has developed a Project Concept Note. The proposed project shall have the following 5 outputs namely: 1) Capacity Development of MoWRD; 2) Drilling of a borehole and water distribution system in Widh Widh village; 3) Drilling of a borehole and water distribution system in Dharkayn Geeyo village; 4) Drilling of a borehole and water distribution system in Goljanno village; and 5) dam design/construction and water distribution system in Farawayne town/village. The combined beneficiaries of the above mentioned 4 water distribution systems is around 23,000 people. Currently, all these villages/people are suffering from lack of water and they have to travel several kilometres to get water. This concept note has been approved by the SDF2 Joint Steering Committee (JSC).

The SDF Secretariat is therefore seeking the services of a Senior Water Supply Short-Term Expert (STE) to support the MoWRD in conducting the necessary preliminary consultations, assessments and development of a full project proposal.

Required Qualifications, Skills and Experience

Qualifications and skills

Master’s  Degree  or  equivalent  in  Economics,  Social  Science,  Water  Supply

Engineering, or equivalent;

Excellence in strategic planning and thinking;

Demonstrated excellent command of spoken and written English; Excellent writing skills; and

Excellent interpersonal, diplomatic, computer, and organizational skills.


General professional experience

Extensive previous experience (minimum 10 years) in implementing rural water and sanitation (WASH) projects in fragile and conflict affected countries;

Proven understanding of Project Cycle Management (PCM), Logical Framework Approach (LFA), Theory of Change (ToC), Procurement Planning;

Demonstrated understanding of the contribution of the water sector to economic development;

High level of attention to detail with writing, proofreading, and editing;

Demonstrated time management, organizational, and project management skills required;

Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and effectively within a cross-functional team, fast-paced, and deadline-driven environment.

Specific professional experience

At least 8 years’ experience in designing and supervising/managing projects related to rural /urban water development in fragile and conflict affected country(s);

Conducted at least 2 feasibility or prefeasibility study for a rural or urban water system in the last 3 years;

Developed at least 3 funded project proposal in the last 5 years on development project.

Designed and wrote proposal for an urban water system for a least 2 projects in the last three years; and

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 8 December 2019 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.

Women candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

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