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P101-095 Invitation for Applications for Legal Translator


Country Somaliland
Project Holder    Ministry of Agriculture Development (MoAD)
Project Sustainable Land Management Project
Fund Somaliland Development Fund Phase 2
IFA Title Legal Translator
IFA No. P101-095

The Somaliland Development Fund – Phase 2 (SDF2) covers the period 2018-2024. SDF2 is conceived as an inclusive economic development program. 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 (MoAD) for the implementation of the Sustainable Land Management Project in Awdal and Maroodijeh Regions. Under the project, some of the funds will be used for agrochemical policy and law activities. MoAD would therefore like to engage the services of a Legal Translator as part of the team developing the Somaliland National Agricultural Sector Chemicals Control Policy and Bill. The SDF Secretariat is therefore inviting qualified candidates to apply for the position.

 Required Qualifications, Skills and Experience

Qualifications and skills

  • At least a Bachelor’s Degree in Law.
  • Demonstrated excellent command of spoken and written English and Somali.
  • Excellent interpersonal and diplomatic skills.

 General professional experience

  • Minimum of 8 years of professional experience in the legal field, preferably working in/with the public sector.

 Specific professional experience

  • Minimum of 5 years of legal documents translation.
  • At least 2 legal documents translated from English to Somali and approved by the Attorney General Office in Somaliland.

As part of the selection process, 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 a part of the application.

How to apply

Interested candidates should send their application (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  21 July 2021 at 1600hrs East African Standard Time. Applicants should clearly indicate the position they are applying for in the email subject line. Full Terms of Reference can be accessed 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.

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.