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Republic of Somaliland
Ministry of National Planning and Development


Country                 :  Somaliland

Project Holder      :  Ministry of National Planning and Development (MoNPD)

Project                   :  Development Communications Project

Fund                       :  Somaliland Development Fund

IFA Title                 :  Design and GraphicsExpert

IFA No.                   :  P236

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 management of the SDF Secretariat has been contracted to BMB Mott MacDonald, an international consulting company, which is responsible for the management of the fund on behalf of the Government of Somaliland and the donors. The SDF has allocated funding for the implementation of the Development Communications Project in

Somaliland implemented by the Ministry of National Planning and Development (MoNPD). The MoNPD intends to use part of the funding to engage the services of a Design and Graphics Expert to design and deliver a graphics and design training programme for the Communication Hub Project staff.

The Somaliland Development Fund Secretariat now invites applications from Design and Graphics Experts for this assignment.

Required Qualifications/Skills

The ideal candidate should possess the following qualifications, skills, and experience:

Qualifications and skills

  • At least a Bachelor Degree in Communications, Information Technology or Graphics and Design. In the absence of a Bachelor Degree, qualified candidates with a Higher Diploma with at least 5 years’ experience will be considered;
  • Demonstrated excellent command of spoken and written English; and Excellent training facilitation skills.

General professional experience

  • At least 5 years of experience as a practitioner in graphics and design (with emphasis on production of information and communication material i.e. brochure, booklet, magazine, illustrations etc.).

Specific professional requirements

  • Excellent proven advanced skills and proficiency in use of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign as demonstrated through a sample brochure or leaflet or magazine bearing his/her name with quality output;
  • Conducted at least 3 relevant training in the last two years.

N.B. Names and addresses of 3 companies/organizations who can provide references on the candidates suitability for the activities in the TOR should be provided with the application.

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 which position they are applying for and 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..

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 nationals only. Women candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.