P101-057 Invitation for Applications for Borehole Drilling Supervisor

  • Country:
    Somaliland
  • Project Holder:
    Hargeisa Water Agency
  • Project:
    Increasing Water Production from Laasdhure Aquifer and Connecting to Existing System at NGDPS
  • Fund:
    Somaliland Development Fund Phase 2
  • IFA Title:
    Borehole Drilling Supervisor
  • Reporting to:
    HWA Project Manager and SDF 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 2018-2024. 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 (NGDPS) Project. The project contains four major components: capacity development for HWA, community engagement, drilling of 4-6 boreholes and connecting them to the 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 supervisor must demonstrate that they have conducted at least three similar assignments in the last 3 years. 
How to apply

Interested candidates should send their applications (cover letter and CV) to the Somaliland Development Fund Secretariat through e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 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. 

Detailed Terms of Reference can be found here.

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.