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P101-072 Invitation for Applications for Long Term Technical Advisor MoLFD


Country Somaliland
Project Holder    Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries Development (MoLFD)
Project Strengthening Animal Production and Health Services Project
Fund Somaliland Development Fund Phase 2
IFA Title Long-Term Technical Advisor
Duration 12 months renewable contract based on performance
IFA No. P101-072

The Somaliland Development Fund – Phase 2 (SDF2) covers the period 2018-2024. SDF2 is conceived as an inclusive economic development program. 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 the Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries Development (MoLFD) for the implementation of the Strengthening Animal Production and Health Services Project in Togdheer and Sanaag Regions. As a part of this project, MoLFD would like to engage the services of a Long-Term Technical Advisor. The SDF Secretariat is therefore inviting qualified Experts to apply for the position.

 Required Qualifications, Skills and Experience

Qualifications and skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Livestock Development/Production, Veterinary Sciences and Range Management.
  • Master’s degree in a relevant field.
  • Demonstrated excellent command of spoken and written English.
  • Proven facilitation, analytical and report writing skills.

 General professional experience

  • Minimum 10 years of experience working at senior level in livestock sector related projects, especially animal production, animal health, fodder production and surveillance and disease control.
  • Minimum 7 years of demonstrated experience with donor-funded projects.
  • Minimum 5 years of demonstrated experience with public sector clients.
  • Proven understanding and demonstrated application of Project Cycle Management (PCM), Logical Framework Approach (LFA), Theory of Change (ToC), Value for Money (VfM), Procurement Planning, and Financial Management.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the contribution of the livestock sub-sector to economic development.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and effectively within a cross-functional team, fast-paced, and deadline-driven environment and proven capacity to supervise, train and coach teams.
  • Proven understanding of and experience with conflict sensitivity, environmental impact, and gender equity and social inclusion programming.

 Specific professional experience

  • Minimum 7 years of experience in the management and supervisory role in the implementation of livestock projects especially animal production, fodder production, animal health.
  • Demonstrated experience in the management of livestock holding grounds and range/grazing reserves.
  • Experience with establishment of large-scale fodder production units.
  • Experience in community organization and mobilization in a pastoralist setting.

As part of the selection process, TA candidates will be requested to provide examples of verifiable project reports from their most recent or relevant assignments. Links to reports which are available online can be provided as a part of the application.

How to apply

Interested candidates should send their application (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 23 December 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 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.