Republic of Somaliland
Ministry of Planning and National Development


                                                 Invitation for Applications 

Country :  Somaliland

Project Holder :  Ministry of Education

Project :  Sool and Sanaag Education Project

Fund :  Somaliland Development Fund

IFA Title : Construction Engineers Ministry of Education - 2 Positions

IFA No. :  P220  

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), Norwegian Embassy and the Netherlands.  The SDF has allocated funding for implementation of the Ministry of Education Project in Sool and Sanaag Regions. The Ministry of Education intends to use a part of the funding to engage the services of 2 Civil Engineers for supervision of Works at Dayaha Secondary Boarding School, and Las Anod Secondary Boarding School. The assignments will last up to 12 months. 
The Somaliland Development Fund Secretariat now invites applications from qualified Civil Engineers for the assignments.

Required Qualifications/Skills

Qualifications and skills

  • University degree in Civil Engineering, Construction Technology or equivalent; 
  • Demonstrated excellent command of spoken and written English;  
  • Good communication skills, strong interpersonal and negotiations skills.  
  • A critical thinker with ability to develop rapid solutions. 
  • High ethical and professional standards and ability to work under pressure with willing to work long hours.  
  • Team player with service oriented attitudes.  
  • Proven ability to handle multiple tasks in demanding and fast-paced environment with short deadlines.  
  • Ability to coordinate a range of diverse actors and activities to achieve a common objective in the area of education is essential.  

General professional experience

  • Minimum 4 years’ experience with Construction, repairing and rehabilitation works. 
  • Strong technical background in analytical report writing and submission. 

Specific professional experience

  • Exposure to School design, construction and rehabilitation in Somaliland and other international education standards/guidelines. 
  • Proficiency in use basic computer software such as MS Access, MS project Excel, Word, Power point, AutoCAD. 
  • Must possess strong technical background in implementation/supervision and inspection works of educational services. 
  • Experience working with donor funded school construction projects is preferred. 
  • Experience in either region will be an advantage 

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 14 February 2016 at 16.00hrs 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.. Applicants should clearly indicate the location for which they are applying 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 this position.  

The Assignments are open to Somaliland Candidates only. Women candidates are encouraged to apply