Invitation for Applications
Project HolderVarious Ministries
ProjectVarious Projects (MoAD, MoTRD, HWA)
FundSomaliland Development Fund Phase 2
IFA TitleCrosscutting Issues Officer (three positions)
Reporting toProject Manager of relevant Project
Duty LocationHargeisa with travel to various project locations across Somaliland
Duration12 months renewable contract based on performance
IFA No.P101-060

The Somaliland Development Fund – Phase 2 (SDF2) covers the period 2018-2024. 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 ambitions are fully aligned with government priorities as defined in Somaliland’s second National Development Plan (NDP2 – 2017-2021) and reflect the priorities set out in Somaliland Vision 2030.

The SDF has allocated funds for implementation of projects by different Ministries and Agencies. All SDF projects are designed with mandatory requirements for mainstreaming crosscutting issues including Community Organisation, Conflict Sensitive Programming, Gender Equity and Social Inclusion, Environment and Social Impact, and Capacity Development. Mainstreaming of these crosscutting issues will be led by a Crosscutting Issues Officer (CIO) at the project level.

The SDF Secretariat therefore invites applications from qualified Somaliland Nationals to apply for the positions. Three successful CIOs will be assigned to one SDF funded project each as part of the Project Management Team in Hargeisa under the leadership of the Project Manager.

Required Qualifications, Skills and Experience

At least a Bachelor’s degree in either Development Studies, Social Sciences, Conflict Manage-ment or Environment Studies.

At least 5 years of demonstrated experience with donor-funded development projects imple-mented by INGOs or international consulting firms as an Officer.

At least 3 years demonstrated experience with direct involvement in one of the following cross-cutting themes: Community Organisation, Conflict Sensitive Programming, Gender Equity and Social Inclusion.

Demonstrated knowledge of participatory decision-making, facilitation of consultation and en-gagement with various stakeholders.

Demonstrated knowledge of the Somaliland political, social, cultural, environmental, and devel-opment context.

Demonstrated excellent command of spoken and written English and Somali. Proven facilitation, analytical and report writing skills.

How to apply

Interested  candidates should  send  their  application  (cover  letter  and CV)  to the Somaliland Development  Fund   Secretariat   through   e-mail   jobs@sdf-secretariat.org.   Candidates   should indicate in their cover letter how they fit the criteria outlined in the advert. All applications must be received by 10 August 2020 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:


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 role is open to Somaliland nationals only.

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.