Legislation Drafter

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Job Details
Employer: CTG Global
Job Title: Legislation Drafter
Job Type: Full-Time
Location: Somalia
Category: Other


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The Somalia Strengthening Institutions for Public Works Project (SSIPWP) is the centrepiece initiative for building the capacity of the Federal Ministry of Public Works, Reconstruction and Housing (MPWRH), the more recently established State-level Ministries and Banadir Regional Administration (BRA). By developing more effective, efficient, accountable and inclusive institutions, these Ministries will be better positioned to deliver much needed infrastructure and services to all Somalis.

The SSIPWP was jointly developed by MPWRH and the African Development Bank (AfDB). The rational, strategic objectives, project description, feasibility assessment and implementation framework (including monitoring and evaluation) were formulated and agreed in 2016 and captured in the Project Appraisal Report.

The SSIPWP was initiated after the FGS, AfDB and the United Nations Office for Project Services (our client) signed a tripartite agreement for the project in January 2017. While AfDB provide most of the financing for the project, our client has been chosen as the implementing agency and MPWRH as the executing agency.

The implementation of SSIPWP comprises a number of subcomponents, assessing and revising legislation, developing effective coordination mechanisms with public works institutions and stakeholders, undertaking building assessments of government buildings, developing the capacity of the MPWRH and State level Public Works Ministries (including BRA) and facilitating youth employment and entrepreneurship in public works activities.

Our client together the Ministry has carried out a review of existing legislation. This review include a desktop review and workshops in July and August 2017. The participants from the latter workshop identified and referred three legislations to the Minister of MPWRH for the revision. From this list, the Minister prioritized the order of revisions to be:

Priority 1 - Building Permit Law (priority 1 - relating to this ToR)

Priority 2 - Physical Urban Planning Law

Priority 3 - Construction Industry Registration Law

The workshop did not consider road legislation in its deliberations noting that a donor, GIZ, has indicated that it will assist MPWRH in the development of Public Roads legislation and legislation to create an autonomous and independent National Highway Authority.

SSIPWP Project is now seeking to recruit a Legislation Drafting Consultant to revise/develop the Building Permit Law.


Role objective:

The objective and scope of this assignment is to revise/develop the Building Permit Law consistent with Somalia’s Legislative Drafting Code (The “Code”). The Code is also referred to as the Uniform Rules for Legislative Drafting in the Institutions of Somalia.

The Code sets out the steps in preparing legislation and other legal instruments. For preparing Draft Laws (including revisions of existing Laws), these steps include:

  1. Establishment of a Legislating Drafting Unit within the Ministry

  2. Including the Draft Law in the Ministry’s Annual Work Plan

  3. The Ministry to develop a Policy Proposal in consultation with stakeholders

  4. The Minister of the Ministry to approve the Policy Proposal

  5. The Ministry to develop the Preliminary Draft Law reflecting the Approved Policy

  6. The Ministry to consult stakeholders on Preliminary Draft Law

  7. The Ministry to prepare the Final Draft Law taking into consideration consultations.

  8. Minister to submit Draft Law and Explanation to the Council of Ministers (ie. Cabinet) accompanied by a certification that the Draft Law was prepared in compliance with the Code.

Expected output:

The Explanation supporting the draft Law is to contain:

‒ The constitutional and legal basis for the Draft Law

‒ Policy reasons for the Draft Law

‒ An assessment of the regulatory impact (ie. Environment, social and economic impacts)

‒ A plan for the implementation and enforcement

‒ A projection of financial resources to implement and enforce

‒ A report on consultation conducted

‒ A plan for monitoring and oversight and a schedule potential amendments

The Draft Law submitted to the Council of Ministers must include versions in the official languages of Somalia (ie. An English version can be drafted but it must be accompanied by a Somali language version).

The Code provides a standardised structure for Draft Laws including:

(a) Introductory Part – Preamble, Title, Statement of Purpose, Table of Contents and Definitions

(b) Principal Part – outlines the operating provisions of the Law

(c) Final part – sets out when the Law will commence, transitional provisions (eg. for staged implementation), date and signature.

The Legislation Drafting Consultant, together with the Ministry, will also consult with the Ministry of Justice during the development of the legislation and may also have to provide briefings for, and support to, the Minister in discussions with the Parliamentary Committee for Infrastructure or in the process of having the revised Law included in the Government’s Legislation Program.

The Legislation Drafting Consultant is expected to develop the following three key deliverables within 6 months:

  1. the Draft Building Permit Law in both Somali and English, ready to be submitted to Parliament. The resulting Draft Law will need to be comprehensive, based on sound logic, implementable, practical and sustainable given the Somalia context. It also needs to have the broader support of stakeholders;

  2. An Implementation Plan including activities, timings, resources and risks and issues that will need to be managed and considerations of staged implementation and transitional provisions if deemed appropriate.

  3. Any Draft Regulations or Minister Orders that will needed at the time the Draft Building Permit Law is implemented.

In developing these deliverables, the Consultant will consult thoroughly with stakeholders during the development of these deliverables. The Consultant will also prepare:

(a) A detailed Work Plan with activities (including planned consultation), milestones and timings to deliver the Building Permit Law. This work plan will need to be approved by the Project Manager SSIPWP Team on the recommendation of the SSIPWP Team and the Consultant will be held accountable for the Plan’s delivery.

(b) A policy proposal developed in consultation with stakeholders and approved by the Minister of MPWRH.

(c) A preliminary Draft of Building Permit Law

(d) The explanation supporting the draft Building Permit Law

(e) Cabinet Submissions of the Building Permit Law for the Minister of MPWRH as required.

D. Building Permit Legislation

Building Permit Law is a common legislation adopted worldwide for regulating building development. Typically, such legislation would:

• Describe the powers and functions of the Ministry and Approval Authorities.

• Set out the administrative arrangements such as the appointment of building certifies and building inspectors

• Provide a legislative basis for the Building Code

• Outline the Building Permit system (eg. application, approvals including conditions and time limits, management of the building permit register, Completion Certificate and Permit to Occupy Certificate)

• Inspections and enforcement (eg. violation notices, suspensions and cancelations of building permit)

It is envisaged that the Building Code would be developed by technically qualified officers from the MPWRH concurrently with the development of the Draft Building Permit Law.

E. Impact of Results

The building sector is currently mostly unregulated and there are many unconfirmed reports of poor workmanship and materials in building. Implementing the Building Permit Law and applying the Building Code will improve building quality reducing the risk of building collapses and short life building structures.

Project reporting:

The MPWRH has a legal officer. The Legislation Drafting Consultant will work with this legal officer and the Legislating Drafting Unit established in the Ministry.

Team management:




§ Master's degree in Law (LL.M.).

Work experience:

§ Minimum of 5 years of demonstrable relevant Police & Law Enforcement experience and/or minimum of 5 years of demonstrable relevant Political Reform experience.

Geographical experience:

§ Minimum of 6 years of experience in Africa and/or Africa with local experience in Mogadishu is an advantage.


§ Fluency in English and Somali are essential.

Key competencies:

-Advanced University Degree in Law (L.L.M.)

-A minimum of 5 years relevant professional working on legislation and policy development.

-knowledge and experience in legislative processes in Somalia

-Knowledge and experience working in the Somali Government would be an advantage

-Good coordination and communication skilss

-Candidate must be computer literate and fluency in in written and spoken English and Somali is essential

-Working knowledge of laws and policies in Somalia relating to building legislation would be an advantage

Other relevant information:

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