IOM the Netherlands has started the second phase of its Connecting Diaspora for Development (CD4D) programme. Through the transfer of knowledge and expertise, CD4D2 engages diaspora to support the development of their countries of origin.


The overall objective of CD4D2 is to promote the active role of diaspora in selected sectors in four focus countries: Afghanistan, Iraq, Nigeria and Somalia.

In each country priority sectors and institutions have been identified, in close coordination with responsible ministries and the Netherlands embassies. Assignments are for a short periods of up to 3 months and the project offers an allowance to cover costs.

Background Information about Host Institution

The Ministry of Investment Promotion was created on 14th December, 2017, by the President of Somaliland HE Muse Bihi Abdi, in order to coordinate the fragmented investment projects and opportunities into a single window. The primary mandate of the ministry is to facilitate both domestic and foreign investment opportunities through promotion, media outreach, and the employment of the research and development strategy which aims to prepare and exploit profitable projects that are attractive to investors.


Organizational unit/ Department: Investment Promotion department.

Duration of assignment: max 3 months

Objectives of Assignment

The overall objective of this assignment is to help the Ministry of Investment develop investment policy, sectoral profiling and skill transfer for staff under within the investment promotion department. This could be achieved through consultation with various concerned departments.


The assignment will aim to enhance the efficiency of the Ministry by improving the policy and law/regulations of the institutions. The consultant will mainly be responsible for reviewing the regulations document and other related operations for overall management,

Responsibilities and Accountabilities

• Develop the methodology and tools of calculating FDI
• Carry out a consultation with the relevant experts to assess the needed amendments and revisions.
• Develop/review the investment policy and sectorial profiling.


  • Behavioural:
    • Professionalism
    • Good Time Management
    • Disciplined
    • Good communication & interpersonal ability
    • Positive attitude
    • Determined
  • Technical:
    • Should be able to develop/review policies and regulations within the investment field.
    • Meeting facilitation skills

Education and Experience

Master’s degree in Economics, Business and related field.

Language Requirements

  • English: Fluent
  • Somali: Fluent


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