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P101-049 Invitation for Applications for Long Term Technical Advisor Ministry of Agriculture Development

  • Country:
  • Project Holder:
    Ministry of Agriculture Development
  • Project:
    Sustainable Land Management Project
  • Fund:
    Somaliland Development Fund Phase 2
  • IFA Title:
    Long Term Technical Advisor
  • IFA No.:

The Somaliland Development Fund – Phase 2 (SDF2) covers the period 2018-2022. 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 SDF has allocated funds to the Ministry of Agriculture Development for the implementation of the Sustainable Land Management Project. The proposed project is a scaling up of SDF1 soil and water conservation project at Maroodijeh Upper catchment and will be implemented in the Durdur Ad Catchment, in Awdal region. The project contains five major components: capacity development for MoAD, community engagement, construction of soil and water structures, promotion of agricultural best practices, and completion and operationalisation of Aburin Dryland Agriculture Research Centre.

The SDF Secretariat is therefore seeking the services of a Long-Term Technical Advisor (TA) to work in the Project Management Team to support and advise the MoAD on various technical matters for smooth implementation of the project on a day to day basis. 

Required qualifications, skills and experience

Qualifications and skills 
  • At least a bachelor’s degree in Soil and Water Management or Science of Agricultural Engineering;
  • A Master’s degree in a relevant field;
  • Demonstrated excellent command of spoken and written English; and
  • Proven facilitation, analytical and report writing skills.
General professional experience
  • Minimum 10 years of demonstrated experience working at a senior level in project management, including on financial and physical progress monitoring and reporting;
  • Minimum 7 years of demonstrated experience with donor-funded projects;
  • Minimum 5 years of demonstrated experience in working for a public sector client;
  • Proven understanding and demonstrated application of Project Cycle Management (PCM), Logical Framework Approach (LFA), Theory of Change (ToC), Value for Money (VfM), Procurement Planning, and Financial Management;
  • Demonstrated understanding of the contribution of the agriculture sub-sector to the economic development;
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and effectively within a cross-functional team, fast-paced, and deadline-driven environment and proven capacity to supervise, train and coach team; and  
  • Proven understanding of and experience with conflict sensitivity, environmental impact, and gender equity and social inclusion programming.
Specific professional experience 
  • Minimum 7 years of demonstrated experience in a management and supervisory role in the implementation of Sustainable Land Management focusing on at least Soil and Water Conservation and improved farming practices;
  • Proven experience in managing at least two similar soil and water conservation projects in the last 5 years;
  • As part of the selection process, TA candidates will be requested to provide examples of verifiable project reports from their most recent or relevant assignments. Links to reports which are available online can be provided as part of 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 how they fit the criteria outlined in the advert. All applications must be received by 16 February 2020 at 1600hrs East African Standard Time. Applicants should clearly indicate the position they are applying for in the email subject line. 

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 and International candidates. 

Women candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.