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Invitation for Applications (IFA)


Country Somaliland
Project Holder Ministry of Agriculture
Project Maroodijex Upper Catchment Soil & Water Conservation Project
Fund Somaliland Development Fund
IFA Title Legal Drafting Expert - National Seed Regulation Bill
IFA No. P321


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), the Royal Norwegian Embassy and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The SDF has allocated funding to the Government of Somaliland (GoSL) for the implementation of the Maroodijex Upper Catchment Soil & Conservation Project implemented by the Ministry of Agriculture. A part of the funding will be applied in development of National Seed Regulation Policy and Bill for the Ministry of Agriculture. The SDF Secretariat seeks the services of a Legal Drafting Expert to lead the process of drafting the National Seed Regulation Bill from the National Seed Policy.

The Somaliland Development Fund Secretariat now invites applications from qualified Legal Drafting Experts for this assignment.

Required Qualifications/Skills

Qualifications and skills

  • At least a Master’s Degree in Law from a recognised University;
  • Post graduate training in legal drafting;
  • Demonstrated excellent command of spoken and written English; and
  • Excellent interpersonal and diplomatic skills.

 General professional experience

  • At least 10 years’ professional experience in the legal field, preferably working in/with the public sector.

Specific professional experience

  • At least 5 years of professional experience in development of legal documents, preferably related to agriculture, environment, or natural resources management sector; and
  • Evidence of at least three bills drafted in the last 5 years.

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 22 July 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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