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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 Individual Short Term Expert Structural Engineer for Elefwein Water Supply Design
IFA No. P292


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 intends to use part of the funding to engage the services of a Short Term Expert Structural Engineer for Elefwein Water Supply Design in Sanaag Region, Somaliland.

The Somaliland Development Fund Secretariat on behalf of the Ministry of Water Resources now invites applications from qualified Individual Consultants to provide the above services.

Required Qualifications/Skills

Qualifications and skills

  • Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering, or equivalent; and
  • Demonstrated experience in water retaining structures design, design of bridges, design of gabion work to protect erosion, etc.

General professional experience

  • Must have a minimum of 10 years' experience in design of structures, particularly related to water supply.

Specific professional experience

  • Must have carried out structure work of at least three similar (water supply) assignments in the last 3 years;
  • Must be familiar with the use of structural design software; and
  • Must be familiar with the use of AutoCAD to prepare detailed drawings.

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 28 March 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 nationals only.

Women candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

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