Director of Designs


Directors of Departments (Four departments)
4.1 Director of Designs & Planning Department
Legitimacy: Administratively, the Director of Designs & Planning shall propose by the
Minster of the Ministry of Public Works & Transport and appoint by the President of
Puntland government of Somalia. The Director of Designs & Planning shall be man or
woman who has obtained minimum diploma in building construction (Higher degree in
engineering is optimal).
Responsibility: The Director of designs & planning is the administrative head of this
department and shall have the following responsibilities:
a) In consultation with the Director general, the Director of designs & planning
Department shall must prepare his/her monthly detailed work-plan and submit to
the Director General and the concerned JPLG agencies and shall keep a copy to
his/her office Monthly work-plan file (not only in computer hard-disc drives or USB flash
removable drives)
b) Shall attend the weekly information sharing meetings of the MoPW&T on every
Thursday at the office of the Minister of the MoPW&T and shall present the status
and obstacles of his/her department.
c) In consultation with Local Districts technical Departments’ Engineers, the Director of
designs & planning shall produce Puntland Standards (PS) document for the
technical drawings and specifications of the public buildings & infrastructure
d) In consultation with Local Districts technical Departments’ Engineers, the Director of
designs & planning shall establish National Construction Codes and shall distribute
to regional coordinators/district officers and the Local Governments’ Technical
departments
e) The Director of designs & planning shall technically assist & collaborate with Local
Governments of the targeted districts the concerned JPLG agencies in the process of
the districts’ yearly projects planning.
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f) The Director of designs & planning shall technically assist & collaborate with Local
Governments of the targeted districts in the process of the preparing districts’ town
planning by providing technical assistance engineers equipped with mapping and
topographic equipment/computer software.
g) In consultation with the Director General, the Director of designs & planning shall
register, categorize and provide recognized licenses (different grades) the local
architects, surveyors, electricians, plumbers & Urban-Sanitary private companies
operating in Puntland regions.
h) In consultation with the Director General, the Director of designs & planning shall
register, categorize and provide recognized licenses (different grades) the local
construction contractors operating in all regions of Puntland.
i) In consultation with the Director General, the Director of designs & planning shall
arrange and hold technical information sharing meetings/workshops with the
supported technical assistance engineers, regional coordinators/districts officers and
Local Governments technical departments’ engineers and selected local engineers
working with UN & International agencies operating in Puntland