Hamoud received his BSc in Electrical Engineering from the University Franche-Comté in Besancon in 2007, and his first MSc degree in 2009 from University Claude Bernard in Lyon, France. He was a UNU Fellow at UNU-GTP in 2010, and has been working on his MSc studies in Sustainable Energy Engineering at Reykjavik University (RU) since the summer of 2016, on a UNU-GTP Fellowship. He is married and has 2 sons.
After 2 years at the National Electrical Company of Djibouti, Hamoud moved to the Ministry of Energy where he was involved in rural electrification, later to become involved with geothermal. When the Djiboutian Office on Geothermal Energy Development – ODDEG, under the President of the Republic of Djibouti, was established in 2014, he joined it to take charge of the department of planning, development and EIA. He also led data collection survey on geothermal power development, financed by JICA, where 13 prospective areas were evaluated, leading to the choice of potential geothermal sites for deep drilling.