Suggested levelSpecialist
Organization unitMinistry of Energy and Water Resources
Name of Supervisor (s)Mr Abdiwahid Ibrahim Ahmed, Director General,Ministry of Energy and Water Resources
Estimated durationDeliverables based contract over a period of 8 months
Duty stationHome location and in Mogadishu. Travel outside of Mogadishu is required
Travel PlansRequired
II.Organizational Context/Background
Somalia’s paradox as a country is that it is becoming increasingly water scarce and economically water dependent. In the north, over 80% of the country’s landmass is classified as Arid and Semi-Arid Land (ASAL), making it relatively unproductive for agriculture, with nomadic pastoralism the only potential livelihood option. Somalia’s ASALs house the greatest national proportion of pastoralists in Africa. In the south, the country is considerably lusher with rivers that often flood. The riparian areas are unable to capture and use flood runoff effectively, such as for irrigation.

Water and climate trends show reduced surface water availability, reduced groundwater reserves, and increased occurrences of drought and flood events. National Adaptation Programme of Action (NAPA) revealed that flash flooding has created significant erosion and loss of fertile topsoil into the sea while extensive dry seasons have adversely impacted food security. In recent years, gully erosion has destroyed important valleys creating deep gorges that often restrict mobility of both pastoralists and their animals. Erosion is a growing problem due to Somalia’s alarming deforestation rate at 4%. The recent drought following consecutive seasons of poor rainfall and low river water levels reduced average harvests by 70%, caused significant livestock deaths, contributed to drought-related stress migration.

Issues with water scarcity and flooding are expected to be aggravated by the impacts of climate change; future scenarios project dry periods that are predicted to be less prolonged but more frequent than those that have marked the country over the past decade. And though total annual precipitation is expected to increase, reversing a trend of frequent prolonged droughts that have marked the country over the past decades, it is highly likely that this will be associated with an increased frequency of extreme wet days.

Compounding the economic impacts on agro-pastoralism is the lack of basic water governance structures. Integrated Water Resources Management has been an internationally recognized methodology since 1992 when the Dublin Principals were jointly concluded at the International Conference on Water and the Environment. These principals emphasize that water management and development should be participatory, including with the involvement of women and that water is an essential and crucial economic good. Developing a national strategic plan for IWRM, which focuses on rainwater harvesting, groundwater and surface water capture was highlighted as an urgent need by the Federal Government of Somalia.

In July 2019, the Prime Minister decided to develop a strategic plan for water resources development in Somalia. The Ministry of Energy and Water Resources (MoEWR) has been tasked to develop National Water Resources Strategic Plan (A Framework for Action) following an inclusive process and along the principals of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM). The Ministry will ensure national ownership as well as inputs from all relevant stakeholders, with the technical, financial and administrative support of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP-Somalia).

Please  Download Application Term of Refernces  from below links , Fadlan halkan hoose ka dajisa Faah Faahinta Shaqada:

  1. IWRM-Climate-Change-Adaptation-Specialist-
  2. Finance-Specialist-
  3. Gender-Expert-Specialist-
  4. IWRM-and-strategy-development-Specialist
  5. Procurement-Specialist-
  6. Water-Governance-Specialist
  7. Water-Engineer-Specialist-
  8. Monitoring-and-evaluation-Specialist-
IX. Procedures for Applying
a)        Interested experts who have the qualification to do the job are encouraged to submit the following document: An up-dated and recent C.V. and Cover letter addressing the selection criteria above

The above documentation should be submitted by e-mail to the dg@moewr.gov.so and Hydrometeorology@moewr.gov.sohr@moewr.gov.so

The closing date for receiving applications is 20 January 2020.