Senior Livestock Specialist for the Ministry of Livestock, Forestry and Range – Mogadishu, Somalia

Federal Government of Somalia (FGS)

Senior Livestock Specialist for the Ministry of Livestock, Forestry and Range – Mogadishu, Somalia

  1. Background: The Republic of Somalia has received financing from the World Bank towards the cost of the De-Risking, Inclusion and Value Enhancement of pastoral economies in the Horn of Africa Project (DRIVE); and intends to apply part of the proceeds of the above project to finance the position of Senior Livestock Specialist for the Ministry of Livestock, Forestry and Range.

Responsibilities: The Senior Livestock Specialist is required to support the Ministry of Livestock, Forestry and Range with technical specialization in the field of livestock sector development on the areas of livestock trade & value chain enhancement, ensuring linkages between component 1 on drought-index insurance and financial services to pastoralists and component 2 on trade facilitations, institutional compliance on the international regulations and standards of exporting livestock, and livestock products which are planned to be undertaken by the implementation of De-risking, Inclusion and Value Enhancement of Pastoral Economy (DRIVE) project: All other specific tasks detailed in the Terms of Reference (TOR) for the assignment that can be found at the following website:

  1. Duration: The proposed duration for the assignment is twelve (12) calendar months from starts date.

Skills and Qualifications

  1. Selection Criteria: The selection shall be based on qualification, experience and skills of the candidate and followed by an interview. The qualifications, experience and competencies include:
  2. Masters’ degree in livestock production, or a relevant field, targeting on livestock and pastoral economy development through climate financing;
  3. Experience working on issues relating to commercial livestock sector development issues in areas such as feed resources, marketing, livestock traceability and food safety
  • Minimum 10 years of experience on project development, livestock economy; preferably in Somalia and of which at least some tenures should be in the areas of pastoral and Agro-pastorals economic, trade and value chain development.
  1. Proved experience in the preparation of policies on livestock trade, value chains revival and climatic shocks-oriented insurance strategies.
  2. Solid understanding and proved track record of professional experience on how pastoral and agro-pastoral production & marketing systems, and dryland resources management best practices and approaches operate;

VI. Experience in structuring risk financing training, institutional capacity development with particular specialization of livestock value chains and associated best policies;

VII. Experience in working with governmental institutions i.e. livestock sector is preferred;

VIII. Practical Experience in designing results oriented and quality project progress reports. This must be upheld by solid knowledge of producing qualitative and quantitative comprehensive narrative reports;

IX. Excellent professional communication skills of English and Somali in both written and verbal;

  1. Excellent computer and analytical skills including Microsoft Office tools (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.).
  2. Ability to provide inputs into the following livestock areas: livestock identification traceability, standards, food safety, feed resources and trade facilitation.
  1. The Ministry of Ministry of Finance now invites eligible consulting (“Consultants”) to indicate their interest in providing the above-mentioned Services. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services and furnish the Curriculum Vitae (CV).
  2. Attention of interested Consultants is drawn to section III, para 3.14,3.16 & 3.17 of the World Bank’s

Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers: Procurement in Investment Projects Financing Goods, Works, Non -Consulting and Consulting Services dated in November 2020 (“Procurement Regulations”), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest.

  1. A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Individual Consultant method set out in the World Bank Procurement Regulations.

How to apply

  1. Interested Consultant may obtain further information (in person or by e-mail) at the address below during office hours from 8.00 a.m.– 4.00 p.m. Saturday to Thursday except on public holidays.
  2. Deadline for submission: Expressions of interest should be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, or by e-mail) by 20th May 2023 at 4.00 p.m. local Time.


Project Coordinator,

DRIVE Project,

Ministry of Finance

Federal Government of Somalia

Shangani District

Mogadishu, Somalia

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