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P101-181 Invitation for Applications for Material Engineer



Project Holder

Ministry of Transport and Roads Development


Sheikh – Berbera Road Rehabilitation Project


Somaliland Development Fund Phase 2

IFA Title

Material Engineer  

Job type

Short Term Consultancy


Eight Months



The Somaliland Development Fund – Phase 2 is an inclusive economic development programme and supports the Government of Somaliland 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. SDF 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 current SDF2 phase covers the period September 2018 - March 2025.

The SDF has allocated funding to the Ministry of Transport and Roads Development (MoTRD) for the implementation of the Sheikh-Berbera Road Rehabilitation Project. As a part of this project, MoTRD intends to use parts of these funds to engage the services of a Material Engineer to oversee material for the project including materials submittals, approvals, testing, sampling among others.

Required Qualifications, Skills and Experience

Qualifications and skills

  • At least a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering with major in Roads or Highway Engineering.
  • Registration with relevant recognised professional body.
  • Demonstrated excellent command of spoken and written English.
  • Proficiency in use of basic computer software such as MS Project, Microsoft Office, AutoCAD Civil 3D.

General professional experience

  • Minimum of 12 years’ experience as Material Engineer in road construction or rehabilitation projects.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in countries with road conditions similar to Somaliland.

Specific professional experience

  • Minimum of 7 years’ experience in roads design activities, specifically pavement rehabilitation, highway design, and construction.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience as Material Engineer in road construction project with at least one similar project in the last 5 years.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in contract management and dealing with contractors / implementing partners.

As part of the selection process, the candidates may 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 25 June 2024 at 1600 hrs 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 on the SDF website through the link 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.

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.