Master Fisherman

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Last update: 5 days ago Last update: Sep 22, 2022


Deadline: Oct 6, 2022
Location: Somaliland Somaliland
Sectors: Fisheries & Aquaculture Fisheries & Aquaculture
Job type: Contract, 4 to 12 months
English, Somali English, Somali
Work experience: From 5 years
Date posted: Sep 21, 2022
Expected starting date: Oct 20, 2022


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Country:                             Somaliland

Project Holder:                 Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries Development (MoLFD)

Project:                               Strengthening Artisanal Fisheries in Sanaag

Fund:                                  Somaliland Development Fund Phase 2

IFA Title:                             P101-142 Master Fisherman (MF)

Duration:                           6 months renewable contract based on performance

IFA No.:                              P101-142

The Somaliland Development Fund – Phase 2 (SDF2) covers the period 2018 – 2024. SDF2 is conceived as an inclusive economic development programme. It supports the GoSL in delivering infrastructure that is relevant for inclusive economic development. It focuses on sustainable investments that spur job creation and fast growth, while at the same time laying the foundation for long-term resilience and development, leading to a more stable and peaceful Somaliland. SDF2's ambitions are fully aligned with the NDP2 and reflect the priorities set out in Somaliland Vision 2030.

The SDF has allocated funds to the Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries Development (MoLFD) for the implementation of the Strengthening Artisanal Fisheries in Sanaag Project in Sanaag region. As a part of this project, MoLFD would like to recruit a Master Fisherman for a period of six months. The SDF Secretariat is therefore inviting qualified candidates to apply for the position. 

Required Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • A Diploma in fisheries, related studies or certificate in food handling.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience working as master fisherman.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in training fishermen with crews.
  • Good command of spoken and written English and Somali.
  • Ability to work outdoors and indoors in extreme weather conditions.

How to apply

Interested candidates should send their application (cover letter and CV) to the Somaliland Development Fund Secretariat through e-mail Candidates should indicate in their cover letter how they fit the criteria outlined in the advert. All applications must be received by 06 October 2022 at 1600hrs East African Standard Time. Applicants should clearly indicate the position they are applying for in the email subject line. Full Terms of Reference can be accessed on the SDF website through the link 

Any attempt by a candidate to influence the outcome of the recruitment process in any way which can be interpreted as canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification from being considered for this position.

This position is open to Somaliland candidates only.

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.