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Invitation for Applications


Country Somaliland
Project Holder Ministry of Health
Project Sool and Sanaag Health Project
Fund Somaliland Development Fund
IFA Title Consulting opportunity for Clinical Expert/Team Leader for Capacity Assessment of Las Anod and Erigavo Hospitals, Somaliland
IFA No. P232



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 implementation of the Sool and Health Project implemented by the Ministry of Health in Somaliland. This project will re-activate these two hospitals through: 1) Capacity Development and System building 2) Rehabilitation of the Infrastructure, re-equipping and resupply of essential medicines, 3) Development of management and quality assurance systems and policies and 4) financial support (gradually reducing) to salaries, supplies and running costs for a period of one and half years in Las Anod and Erigavo Hospitals of Sool and Sanaag regions of Somaliland. The MoH intends to use a part of the funding to engage the services of a Clinical Expert/Team Leader to assist the Ministry in conducting a capacity assessment the two hospitals. The Team Leader will lead three other experts (Human Resources, Pharmaceutical/Medical Equipment and Financial Management) in conducting the capacity assessment. 

The Somaliland Development Fund Secretariat now invites applications from qualified professionals to apply for this assignment.

Required Qualifications/Skills

The expert will have the following skills, experience and qualifications:

Qualifications and skills

  • At least a Bachelor’s degree in medicine and a management degree in health administration.
  • Fluency in English.
  • Somali will be an added advantage.
  • Proven facilitation, analytical and report writing skills.

General professional experience

  • Minimum of 12 years' experience working as a Senior Hospital Manager responsible for ensuring clinical, paramedics, HIMS, human resources and financial management; and
  • Experience in countries emerging out of conflict or fragile states.

Specific professional experience

  • At least 7 years of proven experience in conducting health systems assessments; especially in the hospitals.
  • Having established and managed clinical, diagnostic and pharmaceutical departments for 3 years.
  • Having conducted at least 2 assessments similar to the one proposed in these ToRs; and
  • Experience in operationalising or restructuring hospitals in rural areas.

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 25 June 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 the this position.

This role is open to Somaliland Nationals and International Candidates.
Women candidates are strongly encouraged to apply

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