Short Term Expert (STE) in GIS and Remote Sensing – Somaliland

Invitation for Applications
Country Somaliland
Project Holder
Hargeisa Water Agency (HWA)
Project Increasing Water Production from
Laasdhure Aquifer and Connecting to
Existing System at NGDPS
Fund Somaliland Development Fund Phase 2 IFA Title
Short Term Expert (STE) in GIS and Remote Sensing

Duration 40 days
IFA No. P101-096

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 Hargeisa
Water Agency (HWA) for the
implementation of the Increasing Water
Production from Laasdhure Aquifer and
Connecting to Existing System at NGDPS
Project. As a part of this project, HWA
would like to engage the services of a ShortTerm Expert (STE) in GIS and Remote
Sensing to conduct a needs assessment of
relevant HWA staff and provide a tailored
intensive GIS training course, including
feedback sessions and one-on-one coaching to HWA staff. The SDF Secretariat is
therefore inviting qualified Experts to apply for the position.
Required Qualifications, Skills and Experience
Qualifications and skills in Computer Science, Surveying, GIS, Cartography, Geodesy, Water Supply,Engineering or related technical field
Advanced degree in GIS or related spatial planning field
Demonstrated excellent command of spoken and written English (fluency in Somali is added ad-vantage) Excellent IT skills including MS Office, database applications, presentation software,etc.

Excellent communication and presentation skills
General Professional experience
Minimum of 8 years demonstrated experience and high level of proficiency in the use of GIS design and development experience in geodata collection and creation of
geodata sets Minimum of 5 years demonstrated experience in providing technical instruction/training in QGIS for both non-advanced and advanced trainees
Specific professional experience
Minimum of 5 years demonstrated experience in the design and use of GIS to enhance water supply systems management and planning using a wide range of tools and implementation and operation of GIS systems in water utilities
Conducted a minimum of three similar QGIS trainings in the last three years
Produced a minimum of three training manuals related to GIS trainings as team leader (proof of authorship will be submitted through links using dropbox or any other links) As part of the selection process, STE 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
( should indicate in their cover letter how they fit the criteria outlined in the advert. All applications must be received by 06 September 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 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 Consultancy is open to Somaliland and International Candidates.
Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

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