Organization: Government of Somalia
Country: Somalia
Closing date: 21 Aug 2018



Terms of Reference

Position Title: Electrical Engineer

Department: Public Works

Reporting to: Director Public Works

CIM Level: A4

Duration: 30 Months (depending on continued budget availability and need for the position as well as satisfactory or better performance evaluations)

Duty Station: Ministry of Public Works, Reconstruction and Housing (MPWR&H)

About MPWR&H

The Federal Ministry of Public Works, Reconstruction and Housing is responsible for managing, building and rehabilitating federal government buildings and the infrastructure of the country. The Ministry has always been the custodian authority of all infrastructures, buildings, bridges, highways and roads, land plots, land tenure, national infrastructure policy, urban planning and topographic and cartographic research in Somalia.

The Ministry is committed to deliver its mandate and functions in a transparent, accountable, effective and efficient manner. The Ministry is also committed to recruit a diverse and inclusive civil service work force that aims to best meet the needs of all Somali citizens.

Somalia Strengthening Institutions for Public Works Project (SSIPWP)

The SSIPWP project is the centre piece for building the capacity of the Federal Ministry of Public Works, Reconstruction and Housing (MPWR&H) and the recently established state-level Ministries and the Banadir Regional Administration (BRA) by developing more effective, efficient, inclusive and accountable institutions for public works and infrastructure.

The SSIPWP project is funded by the African Development Fund (ADF) and the Transition Support Facility (TSF) of the African Development Bank (AfDB) and implemented through a Tripartite Protocol Agreement between the Somalia Federal Government, African Development Fund and the United Nations Office for Project Service (UNOPS).

The purpose of the SSIPWP project is improve the capacities of MPWR&H, State-Level Ministries and BRA responsible for public works to enable them independently plan, manage and oversee infrastructure construction projects and maintenance of public works (Project Appraisal Report, 2016).

Purpose of the Position

Prepare and interpret specifications, calculating weights, volumes, and stress factors. Estimate technical or resource requirements for development or production projects.

To visit proposed installation sites and draw rough sketches of location and explain drawings to production or construction teams and provide adjustments as necessary.

Scope of Services

Reporting to the Director of Public Works, the incumbent is responsible for:

o Developing specifications and instructions for installation of voltage transformers, overhead or underground cables, and related electrical equipment used to conduct electrical energy from transmission lines or high-voltage distribution lines.

Duties and Responsibilities includes but not limited to these:

o Draft working drawings, wiring diagrams, wiring connection specifications or cross-sections of underground cables, as required for instructions to installation crew.

o Assemble documentation packages and produce drawing sets which are checked by an engineer or an architect.

o Create electrical schematics.

o Review completed construction drawings and cost estimates for accuracy and conformity to standards and regulations.

o Measure factors that affect installation and arrangement of equipment, such as distances to be spanned by wire and cable.

o Draw master sketches to scale showing relation of proposed installations to existing facilities and exact specifications and dimensions.

o Study work order requests to determine type of service, such as lighting or power, demanded by installation.

o Any other duties assigned by his/her Supervisor

Required Qualifications, Experience and Skills

o Minimum of Bachelor Degree of Electrical Engineering, or related discipline.

o At least 5 years of professional work experience in Electric engineering.

o Excellent organizing and Electrical engineering skills;

o Demonstrated Electric skills;

o Demonstrated competence in the use of Microsoft Office;

o Excellent oral and written communication skills in Somali. Fluency in English highly desirable.

How to apply:

o Interested Somali candidates who meet the criteria above are encouraged to send their application letters and detailed CVs to, Closing date by 21st August, 2018 @5:00pm.Kindly indicate “Electrical Engineer MPWRH & VAno: 0029/18– Mogadishu, Somalia” on the subject line when applying.

o Qualified Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

o Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.