Support for Somali MSME Enterprises

Various positions
Eastern Africa
English and Somali or Arabic would be an asset
Friday, September 29, 2023

The project's objective is to assist Somali micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) by collaborating with a key institution in Mogadishu, Somalia. Its primary aim is to create and maintain job opportunities by enhancing the accessibility of financial services. Additionally, the project endeavors to contribute to the formalization and modernization of the financial services sector by offering loans based on clear, objective, and economically sound criteria.

The project is expected to span a maximum of 36 months or three years and will be implemented in Mogadishu, Somalia, with funding provided by Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW).


Tasks of the expert

  • Provide support in managing disbursement requests for the disposition fund, review expenditure statements included in these requests, and complete the process by countersigning the disbursement requests
  • Streamline the end-to-end process of procuring, managing, and evaluating contracts for business development service providers and technical assistance providers, encompassing design, documentation development, and contract management for PFIs
  • Assistance in adjusting the existing operations manual through administrative support.

The expert should be based in Somalia for the whole duration of the assignment.

  • University Degree, preferably in relevant fields (economics, finance, business administration, microfinance)
  • At least 7 years of relevant experience in the financial sector (preferably in structuring of credit lines for (M)SMEs) and in business development services
  • Previous experience in providing capacity building and training to banks
  • Previous experience in implementation of donor funded projects, preferably KfW
  • Ability to identify and anticipate risks emerging from SME finance
  • Previous work in the East Africa, particularly in Somalia
  • Good organizational skills (one of the core soft skills)
  • Languages required : Somali and English
Start / Duration: 

36 months from project start


If you are interested, please upload your most recent CV here