Water and Agriculture Specialist via Devex

Particip GmbH

Somaliland, , XV

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: Water and Agriculture Specialist

Place of Posting: Hargeisa, Somaliland

Expected project duration: 120 working days


  • Review of the 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 Agricultural Development and Ministry of Water resource
  • Proposed changes in mandates and functions, organizational structure and staffing (numbers by grade and qualification) for the Ministry of Agriculture Development and Ministry of Water resource, based on three scenarios – ideal to improve MDA performance, wage-bill neutral and wage-bill reducing
  • Plans for implementation of the proposed changes


  • Relevant educational qualifications
  • At least an Advanced Degree (Masters or higher) in Hydrology, Hydrogeology, Agriculture relevant field
  • Minimum of 8 years’ experience in the areas of water and agriculture with expertise in developing institutions structures

Please submit your application directly to [email protected]. Please note only successful candidates will be contacted.





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