Engineering Specialist

  • Mid-level, Short-term contract assignment
  • Posted on 3 June 2020

Job Description

Technical Assistance on reorganization and modernization of MDAs

The Somaliland Civil Service Strengthening Project (CSSP) aims to support the GoSL to conduct a rapid assessment of mandates, functions and staffing requirements of ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) including taking them through a visioning process to define their vision, mission and value system. The key objective is to support the establishment and/or strengthening of Human resources and the Policy and planning departments in the beneficiary institutions (BIs) and the roll out of related reforms in these areas. The activities under this assignment will be carried out jointly by a central organization design team in the Civil Service commission and reform teams in each of the participating institutions.

The assessment will identify:

  • National development priorities that MDA contributes, Service Delivery and performance issues
  • Gaps in mandates and functions in the context of government performance on national development objectives
  • Relevance of the current organizational structure to the mandates and functions and proposed changes and recommendations in the organizational structure, taking into account relevant international experience
  • Vision, mission and value statements of MDA in line with NDP2 and HR best practices
  • Relevance of current staffing to the mandates and functions and recommendations on staffing requirements, taking into consideration impact on the wage bill of MDA
  • Critical and strategic positions to be filled through the Talent Management Program (TMP)

Position: Engineering specialist

Place of Posting: Hargeisa, Somaliland

Expected project duration: 120 working days


  • Review of current mandates, functions, organizational performance under critical national development objectives and mandates, organizational structure and staffing (numbers by grade and qualification) for the Ministry of Public Works, Housing and Land and Ministry of Transportation and Road Development
  • Proposed changes in mandates and functions, organizational structure and staffing (numbers by grade and qualification) for the Ministry of Coronation of Houses of Parliament and Constitution and Ministry of Youth and Sports, based on three scenarios – ideal to improve MDA performance, wage-bill neutral and wage-bill reducing
  • Plans for implementation of the proposed changes


  • Master’s Degree in Civil, Construction, Environmental, Materials, Structural, or Transportation Engineering, Engineering Management, or an area closely related to Engineering
  • Minimum of 8 years of progressively responsible experience

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