Director, Funds Management – Hargeisa, Somaliland

Dahabshil Bank International (DBI)

Director, Funds Management – Hargeisa, Somaliland


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Dahabshil Bank International (DBI) is the premier financial Institution in Somalia operating under Sharia Principles and licensed by the Central Banks of Somalia and . The bank’s primary markets are in Somalia and Somaliland with its headquarters in Hargeisa, Somaliland. It combines world-class technology driven products and services with highest ethical standards of Sharia banking system. DBI offers cutting edge financial and banking services to its diverse customers ranging from the public sector to international organizations, corporations, and a growing MSME. The bank plans to set up a fully-fledged funds Management Department, to provide fund management responsibility, capacity building and funding mechanism for awarding grants to small and medium scale size businesses and organisations tackling developmental issues in Somaliland and Somalia.


Director, Funds Management


Chief Executive Officer, DBI


Hargeisa, Somaliland



Summary of the role

Provide technical support and lead the development of concept notes and

project proposals in line with Dahabshiil’s proposal development guidelines;


  Provide technical support and lead the development of concept notes and


project proposals in line with Dahabshiil’s proposal development




  Coordinate and ensure that project activities are implemented and carried

out as per agreed schedules and deadlines.

  Ensure the timely reporting of project reports as per donor guidelines.

  Coordinate with donors and provide regular project updates to the


  Engage with relevant stakeholders and government agencies.

  Identify fiduciary and other risks and implement important mitigating

measures and safeguards when needed.

  Provide expertise and support to new business development in the areas of

fund management by assisting with the identification of new business opportunities.

  Maintain and further strengthen the existing relationship between

Dahabshiil, donors and other relevant stakeholders.

  Regularly attend donor and government meetings and provide project

performance updates.

  Ensure the best programming and support the implementation team in

carrying out their day-to-day activities.

  Monitoring and oversee the provisions of small awards, review and

approve due diligence and documentations.

1st Floor, Dahabshil Business Centre, Main Road, Hargeisa, Somaliland

Phone: +476 70 59 815 Email: Web:

  Provide expertise on improving project, donor and visibility of Dahabshil

Bank in all communications and activities.

  Carry out regular grant management checks, regular reporting status of the

ongoing projects and review of project fund utilisation;

  Carry out any other activities as assigned.


  Minimum 5 years’ experience of working in a similar or equivalent role

with proven experience in aspects of donor relations, managing staff,

project management, Coordination, reporting and relationship building.

  Excellent written and spoken communication skills in English and Somali.

  Experience in proposal writing and working as a team under tight deadlines

to develop proposals and concept notes.

  Essential IT skills inclusive of MS Office and in particular Excel at a high level.

  Ability to work flexibly and to undertake travels in short notice.

  Proven ability to operate in a team environment liaising with diverse teams.

  Ability to manage a varied workload and prioritise tasks, work under

pressure and meet deadlines.

  Experience of using own initiative, with a proactive and problem-solving


  Experience of working within an NGO grant awarding mechanism is highly

desirable, as is experience in public financial management.

  Excellent attention to detail with quantitative and qualitative data analysis Skills


  A degree in Business, Finance, Economics, development studies or related


academic discipline.

  Master’s Degree in related field is an added advantage.


The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate:


  A self-motivated, result oriented leader with a strong initiative.

  A strong leadership attributes.

  Excellent interpersonal, management and organizational skills.

  Team player who works well with multi sectoral teams.

  Strong business drive skills

  Have a hands-on attitude and approach.

  Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

1st Floor, Dahabshil Business Centre, Main Road, Hargeisa, Somaliland Phone: +476 70 59 815 Email: Web:

How to Apply

If you meet the requirements as stipulated above, please email your application letter accompanied with a detailed CV in PDF format to on or before 31st May 2021 12:00 PM. Kindly write Application for Director, funds Management in the subject line.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Dahabshiil International Bank is an equal opportunities employer.

1st Floor, Dahabshil Business Centre, Main Road, Hargeisa, Somaliland Phone: +476 70 59 815 Email: Web:




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