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Invitation for Applications (IFA)


Country Somaliland
Project Holder Ministry of Water Resources
Project Water Resources Development in Somaliland
Fund Somaliland Development Fund
IFA Title Short Term Opportunity for AutoCAD Engineer/Draftsman for Design of Eliefwein Water Supply System, Sanaag Region, Somaliland
IFA No. P284


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), and the Governments of Norway and the Netherlands. The SDF has allocated funding to the Water Resources Development in Somaliland Project implemented by the Ministry of Water Resources (MoWR) and is using part of the funding for the implementation of the Eliefwein Town Water Supply System.

To successfully implement the above activity, the SDF Secretariat seeks to recruit an AutoCAD Engineer / Draftsman for 36 days to assist the design team of Eliefwein Water Supply System in preparing preliminary and detailed engineering drawings in AutoCAD and other related tasks assigned to them by the design team.

The Somaliland Development Fund Secretariat now invites applications from qualified AutoCAD Engineers / Draftsmen who meet the outlined criteria for this assignment.

Required Qualifications/Skills

Qualifications and skills

  • Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering, or a Higher National Diploma in Water Engineering / Building and Civil Engineering or Architectural Draftsmanship;
  • Demonstrated excellent command of spoken and written English. Fluency in Somali will be an added advantage although not essential; and
  • Excellent interpersonal and diplomatic skills.

General professional experience

  • Must have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in use of AutoCAD and drafting.

Specific professional experience

  • Must have carried out at least three similar (water supply) assignments in the last 3 years; and 
  • Must be familiar with the use of computer aided surveying software and AutoCAD to process the surveying data.

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 26 February 2017 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. (l.vocks[at]europeansolutions.nl). 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 position.

This role is open to Somaliland and international candidates.

Women candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

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