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Invitation for Applications


Country : Somaliland
Project Holder : Ministry of Environment and Rural Development
Project : Capacity Building for Sustainable Rangeland and Forest Management
Fund : Somaliland Development Fund
IFA Title : Range Management Training Expert
IFA No. : P094


The Somaliland Development Fund (SDF) is a 4-year fund designed to support the Government of Somaliland (GoSL) filling a critical gap supporting projects that are fully aligned to the National Development Plan (NDP). SDF is currently funded by the Department for International Development (DFID), the Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA), Norwegian Embassy and the Netherlands. The SDF has allocated funding for the implementation of the Enhanced Capacity Development for MoERD Staff Project in Somaliland implemented by the Ministry of Environment and Rural Development (MoERD). The MoERD intends to use a part of the funding to engage the services of a Range Management Training Expert to design and train MoERD staff in range management.

The Somaliland Development Fund Secretariat now invites applications from Range Management Training Expert for this assignment. 

Required Qualifications/Skills

Qualifications and skills

  • At least a Master’s Degree in Range Management or in Biodiversity, Forestry, or Biological/Agricultural Sciences. In the absence of a Master’s Degree, qualified candidates with a Bachelor’s Degree and at least 10 years’ experience will be considered;
  • Demonstrated excellent command of spoken and written English; and
  • Excellent interpersonal and diplomatic skills.


General professional experience

  • At least 10 years of experience as a practitioner in range management;
  • Experience in countries emerging out of conflict or fragile states; and
  • Ability to work under pressure with tight deadlines in a multicultural environment, including the ability to integrate feedback of team members and stakeholders.


Specific professional experience

  • At least 5 years’ experience in designing and delivering range management trainings;
  • Conducted at least 3 relevant trainings in the last five years;
  • At least 5 years’ experience in range management in Horn of Africa; and
  • Strong capacity for discussion / workshop facilitation as demonstrated in previous training workshops.


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 14 April 2016 at 1600hrs East African Standard Time. Full Terms of Reference can be requested via email from SDF recruitment consultant at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Applicants should clearly indicate the position they are applying for in the email subject line.

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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