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P101-182 Invitation for Applications for Ports Operations Expert



Project Holder

Ministry of Fisheries and Coastal Development


Maydh Jetty Construction


Somaliland Development Fund Phase 2

IFA Title

Ports Operations Expert  

Job type

Short Term Consultancy


Six 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 funds for engaging the services of a Ports Operations Expert to support the Ministry of Fisheries and Coastal Development in setup, operationalisation, and management of the Maydh jetty as a multipurpose port. The SDF Secretariat is therefore inviting qualified Experts to apply for the position.

Required Qualifications, Skills and Experience

Qualifications and skills

  • At least a Bachelor's degree in Transport Economics, Ports and Shipping Management, Maritime and Shipping Logistics, Engineering or any other relevant degree.
  • Demonstrated excellent command of spoken and written English. knowledge of Somali languages is added value.
  • Proficiency in basic computer software relevant in the management of ports operations

General professional experience

  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience as an Advisor or Manager in port & shipping operations.

Specific professional experience

  • Minimum of 5 years of demonstrated in-depth knowledge on set up and or practical workings of small and medium size ports, cargo & shipping documentation & charter party interpretation & the shipping business.
  • Familiarity with international trade practices (specifically fisheries, livestock, and cargo goods).
  • Evidence of having setup and managed of at least one small or medium size port in the last 10 years.

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 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 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.