Invitation for Applications
|Project Holder||Ministry of Planning and National Development|
|Project||Support to Core Public Resource Management Systems|
|Fund||Somaliland Development Fund Phase 2|
|IFA Title||National Public Resource Management Systems Expert|
The Somaliland Development Fund – Phase 2 (SDF2) covers the period 2018 – 2023. SDF2 is conceived as an inclusive economic development programme. It supports the GoSL in delivering infrastructure that is relevant for inclusive economic development. It focuses on sustainable investments that spur job creation and fast growth, while at the same time laying the foundation for long-term resilience and development, leading to a more stable and peaceful Somaliland. SDF2’s support is fully aligned with government priorities as defined in the National Development Plan 2 (NDP2) 2017-2021 and reflect the priorities set out in Somaliland Vision 2030.
The Government of Somaliland (GoSL) has made commendable strides towards enhancing the management of the Public resources. In in 2013, the GoSL approved the Somaliland Public Financial Management (PFM) Reform Strategy establishing a PFM Reform Unit in the Ministry of Finance. The mission of the PFM Reform Program is to “achieve the highest possible Efficiency, Transparency and Accountability in the allocation, management and use of public finances to meet the Somaliland Government's Development and Economic growth priorities”. Somaliland has also launched its second National Development Plan (NDP II) in July 2017, which for the first time includes a Result Based Management framework with 223 outcomes and 321 outcome indicators for 9 sectors and 3 cross-cutting themes, a prerequisite in bringing plans, budgets and results together.
To achieve, the mission of the mission of the PFM reform, the planning, budgeting and M&E processes across the GoSL institutions should be harmonised. Towards this end, the Ministry of Planning and National Development (MoPND) has developed a Project Concept Note for a project to improve public resource management systems for funding under SDF2 which has been dully approved to proceed to the development of a full project proposal. The proposed project seeks to invest in development of regulatory frameworks, instruments and tools in planning, budgeting and M&E that will form the basis for improved decision-making and evidence-based resource allocation at the higher echelons of Government.
The SDF Secretariat is therefore seeking the services of a Senior Public Resource Management Systems Expert (STE) as a Team Leader for supporting the MoPND and the Ministry of Finance Development (MoFD) in conducting the necessary preliminary consultations, assessments and development of a full project proposal.
Required qualifications, skills and experience
Qualifications and skills
- Bachelor's Degree or equivalent in Public Resource Management, or similar;
- Demonstrated excellent command of spoken and written English; and
- Excellent interpersonal and diplomatic skills.
General professional experience
- Extensive previous experience (minimum 8 years) in Somaliland Public Institutions;
- Proven understanding of currently ongoing Public Finance Reform processes; and
- Demonstrated experience in conducting feasibility appraisal and/or design of instruments and tools for public resource management systems (planning, budgeting, M&E).
Specific professional experience
- At least 3 years’ experience in the context of public finance reform processes in Somaliland;
- Participated in design and proposal writing in the context of government led planning, budgeting, and/or M&E system; and
- Participated in at least one feasibility or prefeasibility study in the context of government led planning, budgeting, and/or M&E system.
Detailed Terms of Reference can be found here.
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 candidates only.
Women candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.