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Nonformal Appr. Training Edu Jobs in Afg - P146015

Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled | Published March 4, 2015  -  Deadline March 10, 2015
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Feasibility Study Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled National Skills Development Program ____ Reference Number:  NSDP-N/C-6                                                                         GPN No:WB4803-09/13 EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST FOR HIRING OF CONSULTANCY SERVICES FOR FEASIBILITY STUDY KABUL-AFGHANISTAN Under the Project Non-Formal Approach to Training, Education and Jobs in Afghanistan (NATEJA) The National Skills Development Program under the Ministry of Labor, SocialAffairs, Martyrs and Disabled of the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan has received financingfrom the World Bank toward the cost of the Non-Formal Approach to Training, Education and Jobsin Afghanistan             (NATEJA) project, and intends toapply part of the proceeds for consulting services. The consulting services "Feasibility Study" include understanding, in detail, how a proposed, Informal Apprenticeship Program could work in the socio-economic, cultural andpolitical context of Afghanistan.  It will assess the practical constraints that needto be overcome to successfully implement the program. TheFeasibility Study will assess whether there is actually a need for shortterm practical apprenticeship training and how the program can be refined to be effective. The Feasibility Study will explorevarious options for piloting the program and assess the scale at which it can bepiloted. Each option will be costed and itseffectiveness assessed toarrive at one that holds the highest promise of successful implementation and impact on the ground and thethis study will be conducted province. The Feasibility Studywill also: (i)  asses the option of using electronic money transfer for making generaland incentive payments within the project in Parwan province, and (ii) asses the capacity of the MoLSAMD Entrepreneurship Cellwhich will administer the business startup and expansion grants under Sub-component 3.2 in Kabulprovince. MoLSAMD/NSDPinvites eligible consultancy firm to indicate their interest in providing the consultancy service for the aboveassignment. Interested consultants may send information indicating that they are interested and qualified to perform the servicesindicated above. The expected duration of assignment will be 6months. Thedocuments/EOIs will be assessed based on the following shortlisting criteria. -          The firm should be in a professional business/registered for the last 3years; -          The firm shall have experience of executing two consultancyservices; -          The firm should have completed at least one successful researchproject/similar study; -          The firm shall be financially sound with the turnover of equal orabove the 200,000 USD within the last three years, supported by audit report/Bank statement/ Annual tax returns -          Management structure of the firm supported by organogram; -          List of clients served within the last three years, along with a validreferences from at least two clients; A consultant will be selected in accordance withSelection Based on the Consultants' Qualification(CQS) procedures set out in the World Bank's "Guidelines:  Selection and Employmentof Consultants Under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits& Grants by World Bank Borrowers- January, 2011". The Guidelines are available at www.worldbank.org/procure. Interested consultants may obtain further information at the address below from 9:00am to 4:00pm, Saturday throughWednesday. Please download the detailTOR's from the web link: http://nsdp.gov.af/en/page/procurement/procurement/consultancy-serusces and for anytechnical clarification send an email at procurement@nsdp.govaf. Expressions of Interest are to be submitted to the following address by 10th March 2015 and well beforeclose of business hours (1600 Hours), Kabul Time. Procurement Department National Skills Development program-NSDP Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled Opposite of First Makroyan Market-Kabul Afghanistan CellPhone#:(+93) (0) 700 299 033 Email: mohammad.naeem@nsdp.gov.af;

AF: ARTF-Public Fin. Mgmt. Reform II - P120427

Afghanistan Reconstruction and Development Services (ARDS) | Published January 8, 2015  -  Deadline January 31, 2015
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Professional Certification Program (pcp) REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST For Professional Certification Program (PCP) Ref No.:          MoF/1982/QCBS PPNo.:          MOF/340/IAD/PFMR-II/10/93 Project:           Public Financial Management Reform Project-II(PFMR-II) Grant No.:     TF 010024 Procurement Type:   Consulting Services 1.         The Government of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (GIRA)has received a grant from the Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund (ARTF), and will use part of the proceeds of the grant to makepayments under a contract for Consultancy Services of Professional Certification Program for Internal Audit Department of theMinistry of Finance (MOF) & Line Ministries. 2.         A brief description of the projectis providedbelow: The goal of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (IRA) includes maintaining appropriate fiduciary standardsto provide reasonable assurance to the Afghan Public and International donors that government resources and donor funds are subjectto appropriate allocationand expenditure controls. An important objective is achieving compliance with international standards offinancial management including theuse of internationally recognized accounting, auditing and reporting standards enabled by moderntechnology and software applications. The Internal Audit component of the PFMR-II project seeksto help establish an effective Internal Audit Service throughout the national government that meets acceptable standards. Thiscomponent first established the necessary Internal Audit frame work within the Ministry of Finance, and then aims to extend the IAframework to line ministries. This undertaking seeks to consolidate and enhance the improvements in public financial management ofthe past years and to prepare the Ministry of Finance through the work of an effective Internal Audit function to ensure theapplication of the public financial management law and effective controlof budget aggregates. The objective of this contract is the preparation oftraining material and the delivery of formal classroom training & exam preparation in following professional & technicalcertification programs: a) Certified Internal Auditor(CIA) b) Certified Fraud Examiner(CFE) c) Certified Information SystemsAuditor (CISA) d) Project Management Professional(PMP) Thesetraining programs will be for the staff of Internal Audit department of MoF and other line ministries and State administereddepartments. The project aims to provide certifiable classroom trainingon these four professional certification programs to one hundred (100) civil servants includingcadres' of Internal Auditors of theMinistry of Finance, all line ministries and State Administered departments. After successful completion of tuition, theparticipants should be introduced / sent for "Certification Exams" from all relevantinstitutions. The successfulConsultant would work closely with theDirectorate General Internal Audit and Project Management Team of Public Financial ManagementReform Project (PFMR-II) of IAD in Ministry of Finance. The Consultantwould report to the Director General of Internal Audit but would be required to consult extensively at all stages with the WorldBank project team of IAD (PFMR-II), and be capable of satisfying tight deadlines / deliverables at all stages of their assignment,specifically their reporting obligations specified in the Terms of Reference for this project. 3          Afghanistan Reconstruction and DevelopmentServices (ARDS) on behalf of MOF now invites eligible consultants to express their interest in providing the abovementionedservices for the GIRA. Interested consultants must provide information demonstrating their relevant qualifications to perform theservicesincluding: Descriptions of similar assignments, the staffinvolved and the methodology used, indicating the nature and scope of these assignments, undertaken either through direct contractor where key staff have dischargedlead and managerial rolesExperience of working under similar conditions inpost conflict countries and the methodology employed;Financialcapability.Availability of appropriate skills & knowledgeamong staff, including experience of business processes, knowledge of government and donor fund accounting and financial reporting,public financial management, systems integration information technology and language capabilities;References 4          The main part of the EOI shall be a specificpaper of not more than five (5) pages which should comprise a brief presentation of the firm or association, recent references andexperience of similar assignments and under similar conditions The same text,together with all other material (brochures, description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions, financialcapability, appropriate skills among staff, etc.), shall be sent in soft and hard copy to the address given below. Respondents areencouraged to provide only material that is specific to the proposed services, and to avoid submitting generic promotionalmaterial. 5          Consultants may associate to enhance theirqualification or access to local advisors. The association may take the form of a Joint Venture (with joint and several liabilitiesof all partners) or a sub-consultancy. If consultants intend to associate with other firms, they are invited to state in their EOIthecomposition and form of the association. 6.         The Criteria for short listing of the consultingfirms shall be as follows: ·         The firm should have been in academic / educational/ CD business for at least 5years. ·         The firm shall be financially sound with an average annual turnover of more than USD1,000,000.00 during the last five years. ·         The firm should have at least 3 years similar experiences in academic / educational /Capacity Development business. ·         Availability of appropriate skills & knowledge among staff, including experienceof business processes, financial accounting / auditing, knowledge of government and donor fund accounting and financial reporting,public financial management, systems integration information technology and languagecapabilities. 7.         A consultant will be selected throughQuality-and-Cost Based Selection (QCBS) in accordance with the procedures set out in the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection andEmployment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers dated January 2011. 8.         Interested eligible biddersmayobtain further information from Afghanistan Reconstruction and Development Services (ARDS) at the address given below from 8:00hrs to 16:30 hrs on any working day from Saturday to Wednesday. Expression ofInterest must be delivered to the address below by 31thJanuary 2015 at 14:00 local time. Address:- AfghanistanReconstruction and Development Services (ARDS) Ministry ofEconomy Building, 4th floor, Malik AsgharSquare, Kabul,Afghanistan Email:abdullah.khalid@ards.org.af Copy to:said.bahawddin@ards.org.af Web: -www.ards.org.af

Kabul Urban Transport Efficiency Improve - P131864

Kabul Municipality | Published December 15, 2015  -  Deadline December 30, 2015
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Consultancy On Area Accessibility & Street Function Optimization In Kabul City Center REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (CONSULTANTING SERVICES ? FIRMS SELECTION) COUNTRY:                            Islamic Republic of Afghanistan NAME OF PROJECT:          Kabul Urban Transport Efficiency Improvement Project(KUTEI) Assignment Title: Consultancy on Area Accessibility & Street Function Optimization in KabulCity Center Date of Issuance:                    December 15, 2015 Dateof closing: -                   December 30, 2015 Reference No. :                        KM/WB/KUTEI/Cons/CF-3-QCBS Grant No:                                   TF017061 Project ID:                              P131864 The Kabul Municipality of the Islamic Republic ofAfghanistan has received financingfrom Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund (ARTF) / administered by theWorld Bank, towards the cost of Kabul Urban Transport Efficiency Improvement , and intends to apply part of the proceeds for abovementioned consulting services briefly illustrated as follows: 1.0             OBJECTIVES Kabul Municipality iskeen to improve Accessibility and Traffic Management in City Center to ameliorate the teething sufferings of traffic ? pedestriansand vehicular traffic - as apriority step towards a "Congestion-free green zone". The Objective of this Consultancy and assessmentis to improve access to city center,de-congest, drive clean, and evolve priority measures to have effective system for efficienttraffic management in and around Kabul City Center for commuters, pedestrians, business houses and residents and also to identifyneeded additional infrastructure such as grade separations, bifurcation, auto-traffic-signal, road-cross-over bridges, underpassesand skywalk facilities for pedestrians. It wouldbe of practical importance to include the following considerations: Affordability,Safety and security, Eco-friendly, Integrationand Accessibility The consultant isexpected to carry out the following tasks. Carryout a feasibility study and assessment for Improvement in Accessibility and TrafficManagement System in the entire City-Center of Kabul.  Survey existing and future land-use, survey to identify current activities by trip purpose andmode split, vehicle flow survey, and road side interviews to understand the travel pattern of pedestrians, slow moving vehicles andtaxis. Analyze travel pattern for each activity and understand traffic flow pattern.Develop Traffic Management Plans and network designs such as one-way traffic as and where needed,U-turn prohibition where needed, automated traffic signals at all turnings and junctions, street lights, bus-stop relocation,parking facility and no-parking zones (main busy streets and critical zones)Develop bus-service plans for City Center including: 1. Bus routes restructuring with improvedaccess to city center 2. Bus stop relocation and improvement in city center 3. Essential Traffic Management measures to improve busoperations Develop plans for pedestrian crossings, pathways, underpasses and skywalks especially atjunctions, roundabouts and busy streets  Estimate the climate-change mitigation potential and develop environmental and social safeguardmeasures Develop scenarios for city center accessibility improvement onstage by stage bases; and define the targets, measures and risks for each stage and scenarioDevelop a World Bank appraisal report, with detailed economic, financial and risk analysis andservice plan options Develop traffic management and diversion plans duringconstruction and post-construction period  for the proposedinfrastructure;Prepare a formal public participation/communications plan for effective management, such asinvolvement of citizens in planning, design and implementation stages and "Traffic Brand" concept, logos andgraphicPrepare conceptual designs and Detailed Engineering Design for identified traffic engineeringmeasures and small and medium size infrastructure for short and medium term developments required to facilitate the efficientaccessibility and traffic in and around City Center Theover-riding procedural requirement of the assessment are that its preparation process be inclusive, involving two-waycommunications with all stakeholders, particularly commuters, local populace, current public transport owner/operators, KM and thatthe technical work be transparent and objective. Giventhe challenges of security, local culture, data availability and other risks, video surveys, traffic modelling and local officestaff, etc. may have to be considered. The Kabul Municipality (theimplementing agency of the Government) now invites eligible consulting firms ("Consultants") to indicate theirinterest in providing theServices. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevantexperience to perform the Services. The shortlisting criteria are: ·         Experiences in assessment forImprovement inAccessibility and Traffic Management System in high populated cities ·         Annual consultancy servicesturnover, ·         Company establishment (technical and managerialorganizationof the firm, Brochures), ·         Core business and year in the business,and, ·         Eligibilitydocuments The attention of interestedConsultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 ofthe World Bank's Guidelines:Selection and Employment of Consultants [under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants] by World BankBorrowers January2011 ("Consultant Guidelines"), setting forth the World Bank's policy on conflict of interest. Consultants may associate withother firms in the form of a joint venture or a sub consultancy to enhance their qualifications. A Consultant will be selectedin accordance with the Quality and Cost Based Selection method set out in the Consultant Guidelines. Furtherinformation can be obtained at the address below during working days from 9:00 Am to 11:30 AM and 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Electronicqueries will be entertained. Address: Kabul UrbanTransport Efficiency Improvement Project Office, Wazir Akbar Khan, Street # 13, House # 991 KabulAfghanistan Expressions ofinterest must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, or by mail, or by fax, or by e-mail) by December 30,2015 Attn:    Engineer InamullahQuereshiP.E/P.G The Team Leader of Kabul Urban Transport Efficiency Improvement Project Kabul Municipality Wazir Akbar Khan, Street # 13, House # 991 Kabul,Afghanistan Tel: +93(0)785454545 E-mail: I.khan@kutei-pmu.com

AF: ARTF-Public Fin. Mgmt. Reform II - P120427

National Procurement Authority | Published January 27, 2016  -  Deadline February 9, 2016
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Electronic Procurement (e-procurement) Readiness Assessment And Strategy Government of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Administrative Office of the President National Procurement Authority (NPA) Request for Expression of Interest (REOI) and Termsof Reference (ToR) BASICDATA: COUNTRY:                                                           Afghanistan NAME OF THE PROJECT:                                               Public Financial Management Reform ProjectII Project ID                                                            P120427 CONSULTING SERVICES:                               Electronic Procurement (e-procurement)Readiness Assessment and Strategy CONTRACT TYPE:                                              Individual Consultant DURATION OF ASSIGNMENT:                    6 months DUTY STATION:                                                 Kabul, Afghanistan CONTRACT REFERENCE NO:                          NPA/AF/C-4 WORLD BANK GRANT NO:                         Grant No: TF010024 Background: The National Procurement Authority (NPA), Islamic Republic of Afghanistan has received financing from the WorldBank towards the cost of the Public Financial Management Reform Project II andintends to apply part of the proceeds for ConsultancyServices for Electronic Procurement (e-procurement) Readiness Assessment and Strategy The NationalProcurement Authority (NPA) was established in 2014 under the auspices of H.E. President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in line with thevision for public sector reform and eradication of corruption. The NPA is mandated to bring about institutional and integratedsystemic reform to the national procurement system of the Government of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (GIRoA). The NPA is alsoresponsible for strengthening procurement policy, regulatory mechanisms, capacity building, streamlining procurement processes,facilitating procurement of high-value contracts, to foster effective, efficient, transparent and fair procurement as wellasminimizing fraud and corruption within the public procurement spheres. An importanttask ofNPA is to assess Afghanistan's readiness for Electronic Procurement (e-procurement) and devise a strategy for phasedintroduction and implementation of e-procurement as part of the government's vision and efforts towards e-governance. Thus, with the financialsupport from the World Bank, NPA will be hiring an individual consultant to carry out the readiness assessment and devise acomprehensive strategy for establishment and implementation of e-procurement in Afghanistan. Scope: Electronic procurement, whichis the application of an efficient high-quality management framework to public sector procurement, facilitated through onlineinformation and processes, is one of the top priorities for procurement reform in Afghanistan.  The scope of this assignment is for an individual consultant to conduct acomprehensive e-procurement readiness assessment in Afghanistan and devise Afghanistan's e-procurement strategy. The consultantwill be working under the supervision of NPA. The first step will be toassess the readiness of both supply and demand environments for E-PROCUREMENT in the Afghan context. This assessment willcomprehensively cover and identify strengths and issues related to leadership, HR, policy, legislations, private sectorintegration, IT infrastructure and standards as well as the existing PMIS capability. The consultant will conduct athorough analysis of the technical infrastructure, institutional framework, Stakeholders' roles, demands and preferences andcapacity required to support the Afghan Government and NPA to establish an E-Procurement platform for effective, efficient andtransparent management of procurementprocesses. The second step would entailthe development of a comprehensive e-Procurement Strategy for establishment and institutionalization of e-procurement based on theoutcomes of the readiness assessment. The strategy will form the leading guideline on development of electronic governmentprocurement system and shall addressthe needs and requirements of the procurement sector in Afghanistan in terms of automation ofpublic procurement operations. Furthermore, the consultantshall develop the strategy in a detailed manner with clear road map, critical milestones and suggested responsibilities for stagedimplementation of e-procurement in Afghanistan. The strategy shall identify development requirements, challenges, risks &mitigations as well as an estimated budget for the implementation. Main Tasks: 1.       Conduct acomprehensive component assessment for E-PROCUREMENT in Afghanistan to include; 1.1.   Conduct technical E-PROCUREMENT readiness assessment andmeasure the existing skills, available knowledge base, abilities, resources and technical infrastructure including the IT andtelecom infrastructure. 1.2.   Conduct market readiness assessment and measure thedemands, preferences and readiness of the market for establishmentand implementation of E-PROCUREMENT, through questionnaires andsecondary research. 1.3.   Conduct organizational readiness assessment within NPA,PEs and private sector and assess the readiness of current SOPs, organizational cultures, abilities to manage change, adopt andsupport E-PROCUREMENT and operate within E-governance environment. 1.4.   Conduct legal and regulatory assessment and study theexisting laws, rules, regulations and legal framework to measuretheir readiness for E-PROCUREMENT. 2.       ConductE-PROCUREMENT risk assessment and identify different categories of risks, their impacts and causes that may affect theimplementation and operation of E-PROCUREMENT. 3.       Conductvalue analysis of establishment and implementation of E-PROCUREMENT in Afghanistan 4.       Conductarchitectural and strategic alignment assessment and measure the level of conformance of E-PROCUREMENT features with business andtechnical architecture in Afghanistan and their contributions to meeting the strategic goals of GIRoA andNPA. 5.       IdentifyE-PROCUREMENT stakeholders in Afghanistan and conduct a profile assessment of all stakeholders 6.       Develop adetailed strategic road map for phased establishment and implementation of E-PROCUREMENTinAfghanistan. 7.       Processmapping for E-PROCUREMENT, from requisition/estimation to contract payments, to identify and promulgate high performance,effective, efficient and transparent solutions to e-procurement processes. This may include definition of business flows,information exchange and independencies among different stakeholders. Process mapping of at least 5 central and provincialprocurement entities to be conducted. 8.       Propose corebuilding blocks ofE-PROCUREMENT solutions that can potentially be generalized or becomea reference for E-PROCUREMENT inAfghanistan. These core building blocks should at minimum include E-submission, authentication/identification, E-signatures,E-tendering, document formats, Encryption/decryption, integrity of Data and Confidentiality issues at different stagesofe-procurement 9.       Identifyindicators regarding (i) the level of e-Procurement adoption, (ii) the transparency of public procurement, and (iii) theperformance of public procurement 10.  Conduct two workshops, after the interim report and attheend of assignment to discuss findings and various business models. Deliverables: 1.       Afghanistan's Electronic Procurement Readiness Assessment Report 2.       Afghanistan's Electronic Procurement Establishment and Implementation Strategy andRoadmap including identified implementation risks and mitigation strategy. The implementation plan should be developed early intheproject along with multiple dimensions such as; a) Functional scope, b) User departments, c) Tender types, value and time etc. 3.       Analysis of e-GP business model-options along with their explanations, pros, cons aswell as estimated/comparative budgets for e-procurement implementation, operation and maintenance. Focus to begiven on e-GParchitecture as a single unified platform. Duration of theassignment: Six (6) Months. Qualification Requirements: The Consultant would be selected based on the following minimum educational and experiencecriteria: a) Advanced university degree in Computer Science, Business Management, Accounting, SupplyChain Management or equivalent from a recognized university. b) Atleast 5 Years' experience in developing and managing public sector procurement systems especially in analyzing, mapping andreengineering of all processes c) Three years' experience in e-Procurement inadministrative, technical advisory or supervisory functions in procurement, especially in public sector. Experience ininternational e-procurement projects will be desirable. d) Goodknowledge and experience in the methods of procurement of goods, works and acquisition of services; e) Soundknowledge of relevant ICT applications for Procurement Reporting Requirements: The consultant will report tothe Director of Contract Implementation Monitoring, who oversee the MIS department and e-procurement efforts by NPA, and inparticular will be responsible for following reports: a) WeeklyProgress Report- The report should highlight activities undertaken during the week, reasons for failing to attain any plannedactivities not undertaken, constraints encountered, recommendations for improvement, and planned activities for the coming week. b) At theend of 4 weeks into the assignment an inception report covering preliminary assessment and a detailed work plan and schedule forNPA's prior approval c) At theend of 12weeks into the assignment an assessment report on Afghanistan's Electronic Procurement Readiness d) At theend of 20weeks into the assignment an interim report on Afghanistan's Electronic Procurement Establishment and ImplementationStrategy and Roadmap including identified implementation risks and risk mitigation strategy for discussions with NPA followed by apresentation at a stakeholders'workshop on interim report e) At theend of 22weeks a draft final report including estimated/ comparative budgets for e-procurement implementation for approval of NPA f) At theend of 24weeks (6 months) a final report duly incorporating comments and suggestions received from NPA and otherstakeholders. Interested consultants mustprovide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services (educational background, job experience, descriptionof similar assignments, experience in similar conditions etc.). The attention of interestedIndividual Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRDLoans and IDA Credits &Grants by World Bank Borrowers dated January 2011 revisedJuly2014. Expressions of interest must bedelivered in a written form to the address (in person, or by courier mail: National Procurement Authority,Administrative office of the President, 5th Floor, Pashtoonistan Watt, Kabul - Afghanistan. Or by e-mail: hr.npa11@gmail.com  not later than 15:00 hour local time, February, 09,2015. Name:     HabibullahAzmat Title:       Senior Human ResourcesSpecialist Address: NPA GeneralDirectorate Cell:       +93 (0) 780 290293 +93(0) 786 947 435 hr.npa11@gmail.com Website: www.npa.gov.af

Financial Sector Rapid Response Project - P119047

Da Afghanistan Bank | Published September 21, 2016
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General Procurement Notice GENERAL PROCUREMENT NOTICE [Afghanistan] [Financial Sector RapidResponse Project, FSRRP] [Financial Sector] GENERAL PROCUREMENT NOTICE Loan No./CreditNo./TF No./Grant No. Project ID No:P119047 This is and updated General Procurement Notice for the aboveproject. The original GPN was published on UNDB on [July 28, 2011] TheGovernment of the Islamic Republic ofAfghanistan has applied forAdditional Financing in theamount of US$ [20 million] equivalent from the International Development Association, IDA towardthe cost of the[Second Financial Sector RapidResponse Project, FSRRP], and it intends to apply partof the proceeds to payments for goods, related servicesand consulting services to be procured under this project. Thisproject will be financed by the International Development Association,IDA. The project will include the followingcomponents: Component 1: Strengthening of DAB's capacity. The new additional proposed activities include providing technical assistance to DAB toupgrade the internal audit functions and implement International Financial Reporting Standards(IFRS). Component 2: Development of the financial sector infrastructure would cover broader activities to further support the development of financialsector infrastructure, including the improvement of internal Information and Communication Technology (ICT) systems ofDAB. Component 3: Technical assistance and training for project implementation will include the roll-out of a comprehensive skillsdevelopment program for technical and operational DAB staff, in addition to building capacity of relevant departments tofacilitatethe implementation of project activities. This General Procurement Notice (GPN)is being issued by the DAB with regard to all procurement that will be undertaken under the Second Additional Financing to FSRRP.While there will be requirements for procurement of varied goods, non-consultancy and consultancy services under theFSRRP. Procurement of contracts financed by the World Bank will beconducted through the procedures asspecified in the World Bank's Guidelines: Procurement under IBRD Loans and IDACredits (current edition), and is open to all eligible bidders  as defined in the guidelines. Consultingservices will be selected in accordance with the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment ofConsultants by World Bank Borrowers (current edition). Specific procurement notices for contracts to be bid under theWorld Bank's international competitive bidding (ICB) procedures and for contracts for consultancy services will be announced, asthey become available, in UN Development Business and dgMarket . Da Afghanistan Bankweb address: www.dab.gov.af

Trans-Hindukush Road Connectivty Project - P145347

Ministry of Public Works | Published August 3, 2015
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General Procurement Notice GENERAL PROCUREMENT NOTICE AFGHANISTAN TRANS ? HINDUKUSHROAD CONNECTIVITY PROJECT (THRCP) TRANSPORTSECTOR GENERALPROCUREMENT NOTICE Project ID No.P145347 The Government ofAfghanistan has appliedfor financing in the amount of US$ 250 million equivalent from the World Bank toward the cost of the Trans?Hindukush RoadConnectivity Project, and it intends to apply part of the proceeds to payments for goods, works, related services and consultingservices to be procured under this project. This project will be financed by the International Development Association(IDA). The project will include the following two components. Component 1: Road construction and rehabilitation. Component 1 will include (i)civil works for the construction of 152 km of the Baghlan - Bamyan (B2B) road and the rehabilitation 86 km including Salang Tunnelof the Salang Highway, (ii) consulting services, including for the supervision of works for the same roadsand for regular technicalaudits by an independent international auditor to verify that road works have been executed in compliance with the technicalspecifications, and (iii) goods, which will include some equipment items which Ministry of Public Works (MPW) may need to keep thetwo roads open during the project period, as well as equipment for the Salang tunnel. Component 2: Institutional support and project management. This component willcomprise of several subcomponents including road safety, definition of asset management arrangements for Trans-Hindukush roads,community engagement and communication, training and capacity building and project management support. Procurement of contracts financed by the World Bankwill be conducted through the procedures as specified in the World Bank's Guidelines: Procurement underIBRD Loans and IDACredits (datedJanuary 2011 and revised July 2014"Guidelines), and is open to all eligible bidders as defined in the guidelines. Consulting services will be selected in accordance with the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants by WorldBank Borrowers (dated January 2011 and revised July 2014"Guidelines). Specific procurement notices for contracts to be bidunder the World Bank's international competitive bidding (ICB) procedures and for contracts for consultancy services will beannounced, as they become available, in UN Development Business,dgMarket,MPW website and local newspapers. Prequalification of suppliers and contractors will NOTbe required. Interested eligible bidders who wish to be included on the mailing list to receive invitations to prequalify/bid under ICBprocedures, and interested consultants who wish to receive a copy of advertisement requesting expressions of interest forconsultancy contracts, or those requiring additional information, should contact the address below. THRCP Project ManagementUnit (PMU) Attn: Eng. Abdul SatarSalim, Executive Director Address: 4thFloor, Block 1, First Microrayan, Ministry of Public Works, Kabul, Afghanistan Tel: +93 (0) 799 306173 E-mail:salim@nrap.gov.af Web site:www.mopw.gov.af/en

AF:Agricultural Inputs Project - P120397

Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock | Published May 3, 2015  -  Deadline June 21, 2015
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Procurement Of Goods For Supply Of Vehicles Afghanistan AgriculturalInputs Project IDA GRANT: TF 15003 Project ID P120397 INTERNATIONAL COMPETITIVEBIDDING Invitationfor Bids (IFB) For PROCUREMENT OFGOODS FOR 36 PickupVehicles Kabul- Afghanistan Afghanistan Agricultural Inputs Project IFB No.MAIL/WB/AAIP/ICB-003/G.022 Reference No: G.022 Bid Submission: 21st June,2015 Pre-Bid Opening: 8th, June,2015 1.         This Invitationfor Bids follows the General Procurement Notice for this Project that appeared in Development Business, on July 23, 2013. 2.         The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan hasreceived a Grant from the InternationalDevelopment Association toward the cost of Afghanistan AgriculturalInputs Project and it intends to applypart of the proceeds of this Grant to payments under the Contract for Procurement of Goods for Supply of Pick Vehicles. 3.         Bidding will beconducted through the International Competitive Bidding (ICB) procedures specified in the World Bank's Guidelines: Procurement under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits currentedition, and is open to all bidders from Eligible Source Countriesas defined in the Guidelines.5 4.         Interestedeligible bidders may obtain furtherinformation from, Procurement Unit,Afghanistan Agricultural Inputs Project and inspect the bidding documents at the address given below from8:00 hrs. To 16:00 hrs. on any working day from Saturday to Wednesday. 5.         A complete set ofelectronic copy of Bidding Documents in English may be obtained free of  charge by interested bidders on the submission of a written application to the addressbelow or sending an e-mail to the address below. The Bidding Documents will be sent by electronicmail. 6.         Bids must be deliveredto the address below at or before 14:00 Hrs (local time) on 21st June, 2015 on Saturday. Electronic bidding will not be permitted. Late bids will be rejected. Bids will be opened in the presence of the bidders' representatives who choose to attend in person atthe address below at14.00Hrs (local time) on the same day.  All bids must be accompanied by a bid security as given below or an equivalentamount in a freely convertible currency. 7.         All bids must beaccompanied by a "Bid Security as follows. Lot Number Item Description Bid Security in USD 1 Pick up Vehicles (36 Numbers) USD-70,000 The address referred to above is: Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock Afghanistan Agricultural Inputs Project(AAIP), Procurement Unit Jamal Mina, Kabul University Main Road Kabul, Afghanistan Telephone:  +93 (0) 74-432-5500 E-mail: To: habib.sultani@mail.gov.af, CC: eesa.qudrat@mail.gov.af

Naghlu Hydropower Rehabilitation Project - P132944

Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat | Published November 19, 2014  -  Deadline January 3, 2015
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Procurement Of Spare Parts And Consumables Invitation for Bids(IFB) The Islamic Republic ofAfghanistan Naghlu Hydropower Rehabilitation Project Procurement of SPARE PARTS AND CONSUMABLES ICB No: DABS-93/WB-ICB-048 1.         This Invitation for Bids follows theGeneral Procurement Notice for this Project that appeared in Development Business, DABS-93/WB-ICB-048 of June 27, 2013. 2.         The IslamicRepublic of Afghanistan has applied grant funds from the Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund (ARTF) which are administered by theInternational Development Association (IDA), TheWorld Bank, toward the cost of the Naghlu Hydropower Rehabilitation Project, and intends to apply part of the proceeds towardpayments under the contract. 3.         The Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) nowinvites sealed bids from eligible bidders for supply of Spare parts and consumables for Naghlu Hydropower Plant. 4.         Bidding will be conducted through the International Competitive Bidding(ICB) procedures specified in the World Bank's Guidelines: Procurementof Goods, Works and Non-Consulting Services under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants by World BankBorrowers, January 2011   ("Procurement Guidelines"),and is open to all bidders from EligibleSource Countries as defined in the Guidelines. 5.         Interested eligible bidders may obtainfurther information from Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat, Er Shekeeb Nessar, Chief Operating Officer, email: ''Shekeeb Nessar''  and Mr. Wali Oria, the Project Coordinator, email: wali.oria@dabs.af; and inspect the bidding documents during office hours 08.00to 16.00 at the address given below Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat, Chaman e Houzouri, Kabul, Afghanistan. 6.         A complete set of bidding documents in Englishmay be obtained byinterested bidders by contacting at e-mail address tenders.dabs@dabs.af and copy to shafiqullah.hanif@dabs.af 8.         Bids must be delivered tothe address below: Da Afghanistan BreshnaSherkat, Chaman e Houzouri, Kabul, Afghanistan on or before 10:00am, January 03,2015. Electronic bidding will not bepermitted. Late bids will be rejected. Bids will be publicly opened in the presence of the bidders' designated representatives and anyone who choose to attend at theaddress below DaAfghanistan Breshna Sherkat, Chaman e Houzouri, Kabul, Afghanistan on 10:00am,January 03, 2015. 9.         All bids must be accompanied by a BidSecurity of USD 6,000 or an equivalent amount in a freely convertible currency. 10.      The address referred to above is: Attn:                Er Shekeeb Nessar, ChiefOperating Officer Address:          Chaman-e-Houzouri Floor/ Room    1st floor O/o CFO, DABS ProcurementOffice City:                Kabul Country:          Afghanistan Telephone:       (+93)0752002063 Electronic mail address: tenders.dabs@dabs.af

Nonformal Appr. Training Edu Jobs in Afg - P146015

Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled | Published June 16, 2016  -  Deadline July 9, 2016
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Expressions Of Interest For Hiring Of Consultancy Services For Training Of Saving Groups Members Under Aredp In 5 Provinces Kabul-afghanistan ReferenceNumber: NSDP-N/C-1/QCBS/2016                                                     GPN No: WB4803-09/13 EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST FOR HIRING OF CONSULTANCYSERVICES FOR TRAINING OF SAVING GROUPS MEMBERS UNDER AREDP IN 5PROVINCES KABUL-AFGHANISTAN Under the Project Non-Formal Approach to Training, Education and Jobs inAfghanistan (NATEJA) The Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled of the Government of the IslamicRepublic of Afghanistan hasreceived financing from the World Bank tosupport implementation of the Non-Formal Approach toTraining, Education and Jobs in Afghanistan (NATEJA) project, and intends to apply part of the proceedsfor consulting services. Under the existing World Bank-funded Afghanistan RuralEnterprise Development Project-(AREDP), villagesaving groups have been set up covering the five NATEJA Provinces of Nangrahar,Parwan, Bamyan, Herat and Balkh. AREDP has acknowledged that while the beneficiaries participated in the saving groups, a number ofthe members cannot efficiently utilize the resources, which have been mobilized to deliver trainings in order to help improve theirlivelihoods. The scope of services will coverSub-component 3.1(Encouraging Rural Employment) described in the Component summaries. This will include: (i) identifying, with the assistance ofAREDP data and with support from the NSDP, 1500 village members, a share of them savings group members and share of themnon-savings-group members, and arranging to provide selected occupational and lifeskills to improve their livelihoods, (ii) deliverto the selected groups of trainees, in their localities, a well-focused basket of market-driven, National Occupational SkillStandard (NOSS) Level-1 vocationaltraining courses, and selected supporting life skills, needed for wage and self-employment, and(iii), post training support to enable the trainees to gain employment ? and particularly self-employment for those who areentrepreneurial. Training interventions are expected to be work place-based or center-based, or a mixture of both. MOLSAMD/NSDP/NATEJA invites eligible consultancy firms toindicate their interest in providing the consultancy services for the above assignment. Interested consultants may send information indicating thatthey are interested and qualified to perform the services indicated above. The documents/EOI will be assessed based on thefollowing shortlisting criteria. Thecriteria for shortlisting of consulting firms shall be as follows The firm should be in a professional business/registered for at least the last 3 years (Proofrequired);The firm should have experience of executing atleast one consultancy service assignment costing USD$220,000 of similar nature (Copy of the Contract is required);The firm shall be financially in a sound position with an annual turnover of equal or above USD$200,000 within any of the last five years, supported by Audit Report/Bank Statement/ Annual tax returns. (At least one supportingdocument is required);Management structure of the firm supported by organogram;List of projects including details of the clients served within the last three years, along withfull details of at least one valid reference from a client including copies of one completed contract;All nterested firms are required to submit their full company's profile as part of their Expressionof Interest applications. *** Expression of Interested Applicationsubmitted without the required Documentations shall berejected. *** Theduration of assignment will be 12 months. A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Quality& Cost Based Selection(QCBS) procedures set out in the World Bank's Guidelines: "Selection and Employment of Consultants by World BankBorrowers (January,2011edition Revised July 2014)" The Guidelines are available at http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2014/07/24361451/guidelines-selection-employment-consultants-under-ibrd-loans-ida-credits-grants-world-bank-borrowers. Interested consultants may obtain further information at theaddress below from 9:00am to 4:00pm, Saturday through Wednesday. Request for detailed TOR can be made by contacting Mr. Hashimi viaE-mail: Saeed.Hashimi@nsdp.gov.af and procurement@nsdp.gov.af,copy to: hashimisa@hotmail.com and for any technical clarification send an email t: mhd_naeem@yahoo.com copy  procurement@nsdp.govaf. Expressions of Interest are to be submitted to the followingaddress by 9th, July 2016 and well before close of business hours (1600 Hours), Kabul Time. Please note: that applications received afterthe closing dateand or failure to submit full company's profile along with the required documentations will not be given consideration. Only thoseConsultants whose applications correspond to the above criteria and requirements will be considered forshortlisting. Eng. Saeed Aoalya HASHIMI Procurement Specialist Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs, Martyrs andDisabled National Skills Development program-NSDP Procurement Department Opposite of First Makroyan Market-KabulAfghanistan Cell #+(93) 786337690 or Cell: 0093(0) 780687130 Email: mhd_naeem@yahoo.com copy to Saeed.Hashimi@nsdp.gov.af copy to procurement@nsdp.gov.af copy to: hashimisa@hotmail.com;

AF: Edu. Qlty. Improvement Program II - P106259

Ministry of Education | Published August 7, 2016  -  Deadline August 14, 2016
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(consultanting Services ? Firms Selection) REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (CONSULTANTING SERVICES ? FIRMS SELECTION) COUNTRY:                                        Islamic Republic of Afghanistan NAME OF PROJECT:                      EducationQuality Improvement Project II (EQUIPII) Grant No.:                                         TF093962-AF ProjectID:                                          P106259 Assignment Title:                                Enhancement & Integration of MoE/Payroll-MIS System Dateof Issuance:                                          August 3, 2016 Dateof closing:                                                August 21, 2016 Reference No. :                                              PP Ref: CA 1.9.1 TheMinistry of Education of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan hasreceived financing from AfghanistanReconstruction Trust Fund (ARTF) / administered by the World Bank, towards the cost of Education support, and intends to apply partof the proceeds for above-mentioned consulting services briefly illustrated as follows: OBJECTIVES OF THE ASSIGNMETN: Once the data cross checking activity is completed by internal capacityof MoE/EMIS, in order toimport/transfer the whole data set into a new structured database system, there is a need to develop a complete integratedinformation system having three modules (i.e. schools, Thashkeel and Payroll) through a third party. In the new system eachdepartment will have access to their related module and will be responsible for their data entry and administration. Once thissystem is developed,it should be installed in each Provincial Education Directorate (PED)for data entry, cleaning and reporting.Central staff would be responsible for data verification, validation, analysis and reporting. This assignment should not only allow importing ofthe integrated data into thenew system, but shall also support restructuring of the database systems using same technology and developmentplatform (ASP.Netwith MVC is recommended without losing any of current data from the three systems), as well as enhancement of newfeatures/functionalities as requested, and a consolidated reporting system atall levels. SCOPE OF THE ASSIGNMENT : In the assessment phase, a business process study will be conducted about the Human Resources, payroll andEMIS processes and workflow on theministry level. At the completion of this stage, the Business ProcessMapping (BPM) will bedelivered. Apart from this, current functional systems in MoE that are going to be integrated with the proposed systems will bestudied. And a methodology will be prepared in the form of an inception report, which will be used to implement and integratetheconcerned systems with this system. This system will also come up with a recommendation to enhance missing functionalities andintegrate them as part of the project. the proposed system (Integrated-Payroll system) should be a distributed webenabled information system having federated architecture. Its central schema should be installed in MoE data center, and localsub-schemas should be installed in all PED EMIS units andcentral schema should be accessible to all concerned MoEdepartments.Updated copies of data should be transferred through mutual replication process between all servers; end users (i.e.authorized users) should have access on privilege bases to required information at national,provincial, district, and schoollevels. A federated architecture will need a reliable internet connection having enough bandwidth; installation of provincialconnectivity through E1 intranet connection is under progress by MoE/ICT directorate. ProjectDeliverables This project encompasses the following major deliverables: 1.      Assessment andInception Report 2.      Development/redesign of Thashkeel module, Payroll module andReporting module 3.      Data integration and migration of Thashkeel and Payroll into EMIS database 4.      Testing and Deployment 5.      Documentation and training of the newly integrated systems Upon successful completion of project, all source code, and utilized softwarelibraries, along with the technical documents developed during the project, shall be handed over to MoE/EMIS department. Detailsfor each module are listed as follows: ·         Integration and redesign of existing Thashkeel and Payroll application·         Data integration and migration of Thashkeel and Payroll into EMIS database·         Development of reporting module for Tashkil and Payroll·         Deployment, testing, documentation and training for the newly integrated systemsTimeframe for ExpectedDeliverables The project is expected to be completed over a periodof 5 monthsincluding maintenance starting from project kick off date. The indicative timelines for these activities, in number of months, isas shown in the table in TOR. It is very important that project is completed within the proposed time in order to meet the deadlinethat was given to MoE by the President's Office. For more information, please download a copy of Terms of Reference fromwww.moe.gov.af The Ministry ofEducation now invites eligible consulting firms to indicate theirinterest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants shall provide information demonstrating that they have the requiredqualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services. The short-listing criteria are: o  Organization's Technical and Financial capacity to fulfill theassignment. o  Specific Experience of thefirm relevant to the assignment. (providelist of previous assignments in the specific field with brief scope of work, monetary value, country of assignment and durationetc) o   Organizational Staffing Structure (General and specific to the assignment) A consultant will be selected under Consultant's Qualification Selection(CQS) method as defined in World Bank procurement guidelinesfor selection and employment of consultants January, 2011 as revised on July 01, 2014. Any further information required, can be obtained at the address below fromSaturday to Wednesday during office hours, [i.e. 0900 to 1400hours]. Expressions of Interest must be delivered in written form to theaddress below (in person, or by E-mail) on orbefore August 21, 2016, 14:00 hrs. (Kabul Local Time). Attn: Feraidoon Satari, (Acting Procurement Director) Address: 3rd Floor, ProcurementDepartment, Ministry of Education Mohammad Jan Khan Watt, Deh Afghanan Kabul, Afghanistan Tel. No.: (+93) 700282980 or (+93) 787325628 Email: feraidoon_satari@hotmail.com [copy to naqeebwajdee@yahoo.com

AF: ARTF-2nd Judicial Reform Project - P118028

Ministry of Justice | Published February 9, 2016  -  Deadline March 1, 2016
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International Justice And Institutional Reform Specialist REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANTSERVICES) MoJ/S-53 /IC Invitation AFGHANISTAN JUSTICE SERVICE DELIVERY PROJECT(AJSDP) Grant No: TF-012533 Project ID No:  P118028 Expressions of interest Assignment Title: International Justice and Institutional Reform Specialist Background Justice Service Delivery Project: Afghanistan Justice Service Delivery Project (AJSDP), funded through Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund(ARTF), is designed to assist the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in implementing the Government's NationalPriority Program (NPP) the objective of which is torestore the faith of the Afghans in the ability of law in protecting anddefending the best interests as individuals and as a nation. The project seeks to mitigate the impact of the transition, put thesystem on a sustainable path for long-term results, and improve service delivery. The project consists of four inter-related components, namely: (a) Partnership for Justice; (b) LegalEmpowerment; (c) Organization and Capacityof Justice Institutions; and (d) ImplementationCapacity. Ministry of Justice The Ministry of undertakes a range of functions for the Government including: subsidized legaldefence and civic legal education (the Legal Aid Offices), registration of court civil disputes, civil legal aid, mediation ofdisputes and enforcement of judgments (theHoqooq); drafting and publication of legislation (the Taqnin); legal protection ofgovernment assets (the Government Cases Department) and licensing of real estate businesses; and overseeing the JuvenileRehabilitation Department.  It is also responsible for providing legal advice to the government; registering politicalparties and social organizations; and licensing real estate agents. Objective Theobjective of this assignment is: to develop a Three Year Human Resource Strategy (HRS)including an Action Plan (AP) and a separate Training Need Assessment (TNA) that has wide support within the MoJ; aligns humanresources (in terms of their skills, professionalism and behavior) of MoJ and its regional offices with business needs; and enableit to provide effective services to the public. Scope ofthework Develop a Human Resource Strategy (HRS): o   Reviewrelevant legal and institutional frameworks: government policies and strategies (such as NPP or MOJ strategy), and programs (suchas JSDP and CBR); o   Analyzeperformance of MOJ including central and provincial linedepartments; o   ReviewMOJ HRM system, processes and practices (this will include: organizational development, workforce planning, performance management, employee motivation, employee relations, cultural change, communication and training); o   Identifyproblems and their underlying causes which relate to HR and/or HRM and ppropose to the pointsolutions; o   Draft the HRS; o   Arrange a range of sessions on data collection to the HR team of MoJ; o   Arrange and conduct workshops; Develop a HR Action Plan (HRAP): o   Expected outcomes and activities; o   Clear indicators; o   Time estimation; o   Resource estimation ( material and non-material); o   Risk and assumption calculation; Develop a Training Need Assessment (TNA) ü  Lead the TNA development process; ü  Provide technical support to the team; ü  Ensure development of an effective and efficient TNA forMoJ; Expected deliverables Deliverables Duration Cumulative An inception report(based on the initial desk review; the consultant willpropose a methodology, work plan, and project management tool fortheassignment) 2 weeks 2 weeks Kick-off meetings withMOJ leadership to discuss initial thoughts and receive guidance 1 week 3 weeks A two- day training ondata collection and analysis 1week 4weeks A first draft of theThree-Year HRS including the AP and the separate TNA; 14 weeks 16weeks A second draft of theThree-Year HRS including the AP and the separate TNA; 2 weeks 18weeks A three- day training session on performancemanagement, oversight of training and development,recruitment, workforce planning, team building, and organizational design and anyother relevant subject. 1weeks 19weeks Final report andpresentation 1 week 20weeks Receive feedback fromMOJ and last amendment to HRS, AP and TNA; 1week 21weeks A 2 day workshop topresent the final report with key stakeholders of MOJ 1 week 24weeks Qualifications o  Master degree in the field of Law, Human Resource Management, Public Administration, PublicPolicy or Business Administration; o  At least 10 years' experience as a consultant in the field of human resources management, project management, strategic management, public administration and publicpolicy with special focus on development of HRstrategy in a legal andgovernmental context; o  Previous work experience with the Afghan government in Afghanistan is anasset; o  English language proficiency; o  Skill in Office Software Applications, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook; o  Knowledge and understanding of judicial system of Afghanistan is anasset; Reporting The consult will report to the PU Director of MoJ. Duration of Appointment Theconsultant will be hired for six months including one monthprobationary. Remuneration Remuneration of the SeniorExpert will be financed 100% by the ARTF-financedAJSDP. Location This position will be based in Kabulwith occasional travel toother areas of the country. Selection The consultant will be selected in accordance with procedureset out in the World Bank's Guideline: "Selection and Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers(January2011)". Contact Information Applying guidelines: Eligiblecandidates are requested to submit/email their update applications and CVs in soft to the below address by 4 pm, Saturday, 1 March 2016. Applications received after this date will not beconsidered. Also, please clearly write in thesubjectline of youremail (International Justice and Institutional Reform Specialist) otherwise your application will not be reviewed. SakhiAmiri, Admin Assistant Email: vacancies.ajsdp@gmail.com MobileNo: 0791637221 Project Unit, Ministry of Justice, Kabul- Afghanistan

AF: ARTF - CB for Results Facility - P123845

Capacity Building for Results (CBR) Facility Project | Published August 3, 2015  -  Deadline August 23, 2015
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Consulting Services Of M&e Firm REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (CONSULTING SERVICES ? FIRMS SELECTION) Country :Afghanistan Project: Capacity Building forResults Loan No./Credit No./ Grant No.: TF-011447AF Assignment Title:Consulting Services of M&E Firm Reference No. (as per Procurement Plan): CBR/MoF/94/CS-005 The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan has received financing from the multi donor Afghanistan Reconstruction TrustFund (ARTF) administered by the World Bank, towards the cost of the Capacity Building for Results (CBR) Facility Project, andintends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services. The consulting services ("the Services") include Consulting Services ofM&EFirm. The CBR project's development objective is to assist the government in improving the capacity and performance of selectedline ministries in carrying out their mandates and delivering services to the Afghan people. This will be achieved through implementation of specificcapacity and institutional building programs, with the support of limited technical assistance (TA). This includes systematicmonitoring of and reporting on results suchas restructuring of ministries, implementing Pay and Grading reforms,improving budgetexecution and simplifying business processes. In return for results on these reforms, LMs will get skilled national staff fundedthrough CBR who will become part of the line ministry's professional civil service both at central and sub-nationallevels. The project's key outcomes will be measured using the following indicators: (a) development budget execution rateimprovements; (b) business process improvements; (c) service delivery improvements; and (d) number of SMG positionsfilled or any otherkey indicators which could be introduced later on. The CBR project has two Project Support Units (PSU), one atthe Ministry of Finance (MoF) and the other at theIndependent Administrative Reform Civil Service Commission (IARCSC). The MoF PSU has the Project Management, Monitoring and Evaluation mandate and also hasthe responsibility for overall management and oversight of the project. IRoA is seeking a team of internationally recognizedconsultants in the field of Monitoring and Evaluation to contribute to the monitoring and evaluation objectives of theCBR project.The consulting firm has to provide a team of experts in the M&E field, to perform the following tasks: 1.      To assist the involved line ministries to develop their Results Frameworks (RFs) in alignment with their proposals andCBR's Master Results Framework. 2.      Tomonitor project activities and generate quality reports on theimplementation of the results frameworks. 3.      Toprovide basic and advanced level M&E capacity building to both PSUs and LMs, including overseas training for agreed number ofparticipants. 4.      To oversee (working closely with IARCSC) the process of performanceevaluation for CBR recruited civil servants, including matching deliverables produced by CBR recruited civil servants with theirrespective LM CBRPs/CBRFs; and 5.      To establish and strengthen LM M&E systems by knowledge transfer to the LMs and PSUs M&Estaff to ensure that they carry forward the activities performed by the firm beyond the 36 month assignment timeframe. Complete TOR is made available at CBR project website at: http://cbr.gov.af/en/jobs/terms-of-reference-tor-for-consulting-services-of-me-firm The Capacity Building for Results Project, Director General Budget, Ministryof Finance, IRoA nowinvites eligible consulting firms ("Consultants") to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultantsshould provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform theServices. The short listing criteria are: ·        The consulting firm should have a minimum of 10 years of specialized experience related to the assignment specificallyin carrying out M&E, preferably in the public reform. ·     The Consulting firm should demonstrate that they have enough capacity (including personnel) in handling similarassignments; ·        The Consulting firm should have an average annual turnover of at least $ 2 million or equivalent in last 3years; The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment ofConsultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers dated January 2011 ("ConsultantGuidelines"), setting forth the World Bank's policy on conflict of interest. Consultants may associate with other firms in the form of a joint venture ora sub-consultancy toenhance their qualifications. A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Quality cum Cost Based Selection (QCBS) methodset out in the Consultant Guidelines. Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours08:00 to 16:00hours. Expressions of interest (EOI) must include the following: ·         Introductoryletter on letter head (with complete contact details ? name of contact person, mailing address, telephone, fax, email etc)explaining how the firm is best suited to deliver the consultancy assignment; ·         Organizationprofile; ·         Last Twoyears annual report and last 3 years financial statement; ·         Details ofsimilar projects implemented by the Consultancy Firm pertaining to the shortlisting criteria; ·        The EoI should contain sufficientsupporting document to substantiate the claim of the Consultant towards their qualification as per the short listingcriteria. TheExpressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, or by mail, or by e-mail) by 23th August 2015, 16:00 Hrs. Capacity Building for Results (CBR) Facility Project, Director General Budget, Ministry of Finance, Pashtunistan Watt, Kabul, Afghanistan Attn: Ms. Asifa Stanekzai, Deputy Project Manager, MoF PSU Tel: +93797168722 E-mail: cbr.cs@cbr.gov.af copies marked to logu@cbr.gov.af and a.stanekzai01@gmail.com

AF: Edu. Qlty. Improvement Program II - P106259

Ministry of Education | Published August 5, 2015  -  Deadline August 31, 2015
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Enhancement Of Isd-mis System, Emis Directorate, Moe Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Ministry of Education Education Quality Improvement Project- EQUIPII REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OFINTEREST (CONSULTANCY SERVICES ? FIRMS SELECTION) COUNTRY:                           Islamic Republic of Afghanistan NAME OF PROJECT:           Education Quality Improvement Project- EQUIP II Assignment Title: Enhancement of ISD-MIS System, EMIS Directorate, MoE Date of Issuance:                      August 03,2015 Dateof closing: -                     August 31,2015 Reference No. :                         MoE /EQUIP -II/QCBS-33 Grant No:                                   TF093962-AF Project ID:                                   P106259 The Ministry of Education of the Islamic Republic ofAfghanistan has received financing from Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund (ARTF) / administered by the World Bank, towards thecost of Education support, and intends to apply part of the proceeds for above-mentioned consulting services brieflyillustrated asfollows: OBJECTIVES OF THE ASSIGNMETN: There is need for a robust assessment of the ISD business process and proposing clear directions for furtherenhancement of the ISD/MIS. To manage its functions ISD needs a robust MIS. An ISD-MIS has been developed by ISD. However, allISD's departments have composed, entered and reported their valuable information/data on numerous excel spread-sheets and formats.The newly MIS development process is paused now and has not got end user test as numerous changes have been proposed andimplemented after the initial design. It's up to consultancy decision whether to Re-engineer the developed code or to develop thesoftware from scratch. If they wish to use the existing code, the same may be made available to them. SPECIFIC TASKS: ISD-MIS should manage and automate the manual system of the ISD. This automation and management should incorporateall processes of the manual system including project need assessment , project planning, technical  survey, building design and technical details, BoQ (bill of quantity) and cost estimation of all constructingmaterials and activities, timeline for the project andeven timeline for a single activity within the project, procurement status,contract details of the wining companies, working start permission, (M& E) system/establishment of deviation tracker, requestforthe payments based on the progress and finally handover of the completed project, archive and registration. The staff should betrained to effectively use the system in their working environment. Following arethe short descriptions of all these maincomponents that system should automate it: ·         Deliverables (According to the needs of the enduser): o  Refined business processmodel o  Development and deployment of the system toensure the functionality of the system for the below components: 1.      Need Assessment 2.      Formulation and Appraisal 3.      Technical Survey 4.      Technical Design 5.      BoQ and CostEstimation System 6.      Scheduling 7.      Procurement Status 8.      Contract Details 9.      Work Start Permission 10.  M&E system and deviation tracker 11.  Request for Payment 12.  Handover 13.  Archive and registration ·         Training of the ISD staff to use the system. ·         Warranty maintenance of the Implemented system for a period of 1 year post implementation. ·         Post Warranty support under an Annual Maintenance Plan.(Negotiated between the twoparties) ·         User Manuals ·         End ?user manual ·         Deliverables (according to the phases of the software developmentproject) o  Detailed project plan (MS Project) withmilestones, activities and tasks, o  Progress and paymentmilestones o  Risk Register and IssuesLog o  Scope Document o  High Level Design o  Functional and Non-Functional Specifications inDetail o  Testing (includes test scripts anddocumentation of results) 1.      System Test 2.      Systems Integration Test 3.      Non-Functional (Performance) Test 4.      User Acceptance Test o  System Go Live from Production Servers at theMoE Data Centre. o  Migration and entry ofdata. o  Technical support manual (includesdocumentation of source code for support, maintenance and enhancement) o  All source code, documentation and deliverablesare to be transferred to EMIS upon completion and full ownership rights assigned to EMIS/ISD For moreinformation, please download a copy of Terms of Reference from www.moe.gov.af The Ministry of Education now invites eligible consulting firms to indicate their interest in providing theServices. Interested Consultants shall provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevantexperience to perform the Services. The short-listing criteria are: -          Organization's Technical and Financial capacity to fulfill the assignment. -          Specific Experience of the firm relevant to the assignment. (provide list of previousassignments in the specific field with brief scope of work, monetary value, country of assignment and durationetc) -          Organizational Staffing Structure A consultant will be selected under Quality and Cost BasedSelection (QCBS) method as defined in World Bank procurement guidelines for selection and employment of consultantsJanuary, 2011 as revised on July 01, 2014. Any further information required, can be obtained at the addressbelow from Saturday to Wednesday during office hours, [i.e. 0900 to 1400hours]. Expressions of Interest must be delivered in written form to theaddress below (in person, or by E-mail) on or before August 31, 2015, 14:00 hrs. (Kabul Local Time). Attn: Wahidullah Sultanie, Procurement Director Address: 3rd Floor, Procurement Department, Ministry ofEducation Mohammad Jan Khan Watt, Deh Afghanan Kabul, Afghanistan Tel. No.: (+93)752-118-731 or (+93) 782721527 Email: waheed_sultani@yahoo.com [copy to agalokozai@gmail.com

Afghanistan ICT Sector Development Proje - P121755

Ministry of Communications and IT (MCIT) | Published February 3, 2015  -  Deadline February 28, 2015
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To Design The Framework For Futuristic It Industry Growth In Afghanistan REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (REOI includingtor) [INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANCY SERVICES ? Individual Consultant to design the framework forfuturistic it industry growth of Afghanistan] COUNTRY:                                      Afghanistan NAME OF THE PROJECT:             Afghanistan ICTSector Development Project SECTOR:                                           Information and Communications Technology(ICT) CONSULTING SERVICES:           Individual Consultant todesign the Framework for futuristic IT Industry Growth in Afghanistan CONTRACT TYPE:                          Individual Consultant-Lump-sum Contract DURATION OF ASSIGNMENT:    03 months DUTY STATION:                              Kabul, Afghanistan CONTRACT REFERENCE NO:      MCIT/ICTDP/P121755/IDA-H-665-AF/C3.10 WORLD BANK GRANT NO:         IDA-H-665-AF PROJECT ID NO:                              P121755 IMPLEMENTING AGENCY:          Project Implementation and Coordination Unit (PICU) ofMCIT Background: The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology(MCIT), Islamic Republic of Afghanistan has received financing from the World Bank towards thecost of the ICT Sector Development Project amounting to estimated cost of 50 Million USD and intends to apply part of the proceedsto hire a qualified Consultant to design the Framework for futuristic IT Industry Growth in Afghanistan. This ConsultancySupport will be provided to DM-IT of MCIT, under the World Bank funded Project "Afghanistan ICT Sector Development Project(ICTDP)". The aim of the ICTSector Development Project is to expand broadband connectivity, mainstreamuse of mobileapplications across the Government and develop the capacity of the IT sector to facilitate improved service delivery acrossAfghanistan while accelerating job creation and economic growth.  The project willdo so by: (a) Creating the enabling environment and making strategic investmentsfor the development of Afghanistan's backbone andbroadband infrastructure; (b) Supporting the mainstreaming of mobile applications across Government by supporting innovations andcreation of cross cutting enablers; and (c) Developing local IT infrastructure and capacity in the public and privatesectors. ProjectDevelopment Objectives of ICTDP of MCIT: Output Indicators for eachProject Component of the World Bank funded ICT Sector Development Project of MCIT are listed below: The PDO-level results indicators are asfollows: OutputIndicator(s) Baseline(2010) Proposed targets(2016) Impact ofConsultancy Support Revised ICT policyadopted by the Government of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan 2003 telecom andInternet policy; 2003 ICT policy Revised policyadopted Component 1: Expandingconnectivity Expanded reach and availability of telecommunications services andspecifically broadband Internet services Access to internetservices (number of subscribers per 100 people) 3 10 Access totelephone services (number of subscriptions per 100 people) 55 80 Length of fibreoptic network built under the Project (km) 0 1000 Component 2: Mainstreaming mobileapplications Use of mobile applications across Government for publicservices and program management Number of Government agencies or programs using m-appsfor public service delivery or program management 0 10 Improved capacityof Government to use IT strategically Number of ministryCIOs and other officials trained under the Project 0 100 Component 3: IT industrydevelopment Growth of local ITIndividual Consultancy Firm/Organization/Company and job creation in the IT based servicessector Number of peopletrained under the Project 0 1500 Project Implementation Arrangementsof ICTDP of MCIT: The Project has a centralized management structure.The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) is the implementing agency for the project. MCIT is implementing anumber of sectoral projects fundedby the government and other development partners. To manage its portfolio of investment projectsbetter, MCIT has established a Program Implementation and Coordination Unit (PICU) that the Deputy Minister (Technical) of MCITchairs. A Schematic of PICU is below: Program Implementation and Coordination Unit(PICU) Chairman of PICU: H.E. Engineer. Baryalai Hassam, Deputy Minister - Technical of the Ministry of Communications and IT Mr. M. Yasin Hamraz- Finance Director of MCIT H.E. Engr. Aimal Marjan- DM-IT of MCIT Mr. Aziz -Ur- Rahman- Policy and Planning Director ofMCIT Mr. Janat Khan Fahim- Procurement Director ofMCIT Project Management Office Project ManagementSpecialist; Financial ManagementSpecialist; Procurement & LogisticsOfficers; M& E Officer andSupervisors; Communicationsspecialist; OtherSpecialists/Experts of PMO PROJECT STEERING COMMITTEE (PSC) for the Projecton ICT SECTOR DEVLEOPMENT PROJECT ofAfghanistan Engr. Wakil Shergul- Chairman-ATRA [Co-opted Member] Engr. Gul Ahmad Rastman-CEO of AfghanTelecom The Directors of the Planning and Policy Departmentand ICT Department are thecore members of the PICU. The Finance and Procurement Directorates ofMCIT provide support to the PICU.This is to ensure further strengthening and sustainability of program management capacity that has been developed over the last fewyears within MCIT. Core financial management and procurement functions for the project are handled by the respective departmentswithin MCIT.  A Project Management Office (PMO) headed by the ProjectManagementSpecialist supports MCIT in implementation of the IDA Project.  This PMO ispart of the established PICU. Brief on the Telecommunications Sector Growth of Afghanistan: In July 2003, two licenses for GSM Services (in 900MHz) were issued to AfghanWireless Communications Company (AWCC) and Telecom Development Company Afghanistan (Roshan).  Pursuant to the Policy, they were provided a duopoly on GSM Services until the end of 2005.Based on the fact that the three year term of thetwo original licenses was about to come to an end, on 21 May 2005, AfghanistanTelecommunications Regulatory Authority(ATRA) officially launched an international competitive tender for two additional licensesfor GSM Services (and any other services in the assigned 900 and 1800 MHz bands). As a result, two additional GSM licenses wereissued in May 2006, one to MTN and another to Etisalat. There are about 63 ISPs operating in Afghanistan,providing Internet Services based on different Technologies and the Media. These are in addition to the four GSM Operators and oneCDMA Operator (Afghan Telecom (AFTEL)), who also provide Internet Services in the Country. The former Telecommunication Department of theMinistry of Communications of Afghanistan was taken out of the Ministry of Communications and became a government ownedTelecommunications Company which also received a Unified Services license from ATRA in 2005. It was named Afghan Telecom (AFTEL).AFTEL also inherited Fixed Line and Fiber Optic networks. In addition, AFTEL also provides Internet services through its fixedlinefacilities as well as through WiMAX frequencies allocated to it by ATRA. Since private entry into the Telecom market in 2003,the telecom sector in Afghanistan has grown at a remarkable rate and now approximately 18 million Afghanistan businesses,government entities and consumers have mobile telephone service and over one million users have Internet services. And, the currentinstallation of an AFTEL Fiber Optic ring throughout Afghanistan is connecting Afghanistan with the rest of the World at lowercosts for voice and data services. Now, that the basic needs of the people in Afghanistan have been fulfilled, MCIT and ATRA havealsoissued 3G (Third Generation) and Broadband Wireless Services Licenses. The Afghanistan Telecommunications RegulatoryAuthority (ATRA) was establishedin 2006 for issuance of licenses, monitoring of quality of services provided by the licensees andtaking measures towards developing the sector by encouraging private sector investments. Activities of ATRA aremainly based on theTelecom policy developed and adopted by the Ministry of Communications and IT on 03 July, 2003, with the vision to develop theTelecom and Internet sector in order to provide affordable andquality services to the citizens of Afghanistan on a nationwidebasis. Afghan Telecom (AFTEL) is a Telecom Operator, 100 %owned by Ministry of Communications and IT (MCIT). It is a Government owned Corporation and planned to be privatized in due courseof time. In 2006, Optical Fiber Cable Ring Project was funded by the Government from the Core DevelopmentBudget, to establish anOFC Ring of 3100 Kms and again in 2010, another 500 Kms OFC Route has been funded under Core Development Budget of MCIT. AFTEL isthe only Operator in Afghanistan currently permitted toown the OFC based Backbone of the Country. The Company is selling InternetBandwidth by bringing the same from neighboring Countries (Pakistan, Iran, Tajakistan and Uzbekistan) through OFC Backbone. TelecomOperators and ISPs are hiring the OFC based Internet Capacities and the Fiber Capacities from Afghan Telecom. . Under the World Bank funded ICT Sector DevelopmentProject as approved in May,2011, up to 27 Million USD will be spent to connect 05 Provinces and 13 Districts to the existing OFCRing of MCIT/Afghan Telecom. Three Provincial Capitals and 10 District Headquarters will be connected on the Central Route of theCountry with the existing OFC Ring of Afghanistan. Two Provincial Capitals and 03 District Headquarters will be connected on theNorth-Eastern Route of the Country with the existing OFC Ring of Afghanistan. Estimated OFC Route that will be commissioned is1,000 Kms ( About 760 Kms on the Central Axis and 240 Kms on the N-E Axis) connecting a total of 18 Communication Nodes(13 on theCentral Axis and 05 on N-E Axis). Objectives of the Individual ConsultancyAssignment: The objective of this assignment is to design and develop aFramework for futuristic IT IndustryGrowth in Afghanistan. The Individual Consultant will be required to carry out marketresearch and analysis and based on the best known International Practices, he will design and recommend the most feasible approachfor achieving rapid growth of the IT Industry in Afghanistan (including BPOs). Detailed Scope of Work/Tasks of theConsultant: v  To carry out a SWOT Analysis as applicable to the IT Industry Growth ofAfghanistanand to suggest the measures to ensure rapid growth of IT Industry in the Country {Afghanistan} based on theInternational Best Practices; v  To recommend the IT Industries which can be tapped and attracted to establishtheirBusinesses in Afghanistan and the facilities that need to be providedto such Industries; v  To suggest ways and means of establishing BPOs {Business Processing Outsourcing Units}in the Country and to define as to what all is required to support such BPOs. To drawthe BPO Framework, the consultant has to conduct the required surveys and produce a comprehensive report that will comprise of thefollowing factors towards the development of BPO industry in Afghanistan : a.       The availability of ICT infrastructure for the support of developing the BPO Industry inAfghanistan. b.      The availability of supportive commercial laws and regulations. c.       The availability of competent Human Resource to be employed for BPOoperations. d.     Requirement of proactive and positive policy environment which encourages BPO investments and simplifies rules andprocedures. e.       Requirementof specialized skill sets for the employees of the BPOs. f.       Identify the potential BPO businesses/sectors inAfghanistan g.       Carry out Cost-benefit analysis of the BPO operations in Afghanistan. h.     Analyze turnaround times and the ability to offer 24x7 Services basedon the country's unique geographic location that allows for leveraging time zone differences. i.        Provide the best practical BPO model for Afghanistan. j.       Provide successful case studies in other countries with sameenvironment and development level to support the BPO initiative in Afghanistan. k.      To pin point any international standards or regulations that are required for a countryto getqualified for a BPO operation. l.       To identify, what specific organizations within Afghanistan arerequired towork towards the development of BPO industry in the country and to oversee and monitor the BPOoperations. v  To frame the Regulations, Policies, Rules and Guidelines for promoting therecommended IT Industries; v  To suggest the development of Skill Sets for Human Resources to be employed inthe recommended IT Industries; v  To draw a National Level 10 years Business Plan for the recommended ITIndustries of the Country. Deliverables and ReportingRequirements: a)      The Consultant will be located at MCIT's main office at Kabul, Afghanistan. b)      The Consultant will report to the DM-ITof MCIT and he will submit weekly and monthly Progress Reports on allthe Tasksassigned to him, to the DM-IT of MCIT and to the Project Director of ICTDP-MCIT. c)     Deliverables: The following Reports will be submitted as Deliverables within 12 Weeks of the Consultancy Support: v  Report-1: Consolidated Report on the SWOT Analysis asapplicable to the IT Industry Growth of Afghanistan and suggest measures to ensure rapid growth of IT Industry in the Country{Afghanistan} based on the International Best Practices; v  Report-2: Consolidated Report on recommended ITIndustries which can be tapped and attracted to establish their Businesses in Afghanistan and the facilities that need to beprovided to such Industries; v Report-3: Consolidated Reporton suggested waysand means of establishing BPOs {Business Processing Outsourcing Units} in the Countryand to define as to what all is required tosupport such BPOs; v  Report-4: Draft Regulations, Policies, Rules and Guidelines for promoting therecommended IT Industries and the Training provided to ATRA and MCIT's Staff ; v  Report-5: Consolidated Report on the development ofSkill Sets for Human Resources to be employed in the recommended IT Industries and National Level 10 years Business Plan for therecommended IT Industries of the Country. Qualifications and Experience Requirements of the Consultant: Ø Bachelors degree in ant disciplineof IT/Computer engineering/Sciences; Ø Masters degree in any discipline related to IT or MBA will be preferred; Ø Professional certifications from Microsoft or Cisco and Oracle will be preferred; Ø  Minimum of 10 years of Experience in managing the ICT Sector, after University Degree; Ø  Good understanding of internationaldevelopment of IT Industries; ØGood knowledge of IT Industry Infrastructure Requirements and IT Standards; Ø  Good communication, writing,research andmanagementskills. Timelines and payment schedules: The selected Consultant will be paid as under: a)      20 % of the Contract Value on submission of Report-1; b)      20 % of the Contract Value on submission of Report-2; c)      20 % of the Contract Value on submission of Report-3; d)     20 % of the Contract Value on submission of Report-4; e)      20 % of the Contract Value on submission of Report-5; Reports will be submittedto DM-IT and to the PMO of the ICTSector Development Project (ICTDP) of MCIT. All the agreed upon Milestones of the consultancywill be considered complete only upon the acceptance and formal approval of DM-IT of MCIT and the Chairman of PICU.All paymentswill be made within 30 days from the date of submission of approved and signed Invoices, Activity/Time Sheets for the Period andthe Reports, both in English and Pashtu/Dari languages. Facilities to be given by MCIT: The followingfacilities and Support will be provided to the Consultant by the client (MCIT): Shared suitable working spacein MCIT's main Building atKabul;Shared Internet connectivityin Office;Relevant background documentsas held on charge of ICT Department;Vehicle for mobility forofficial tasks during working hours, if required. Request for Expressions of Interest (REOI) by MCIT: The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) now invites eligible Consultants to indicate their interest in providing the services. InterestedConsultants must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services (CV, Brochures, Description ofsimilar assignments, experience in similar conditions and availability of appropriate skills etc.). A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the procedures set out in the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants by World BankBorrowers (January, 2011edition). To ensure impartiality, the consultant (includinghis home office, if any) must not,in any way, be affiliated with business entities that are currently providing or are seeking toprovide goods or services to the project. For further details, Interested Consultants can contact the address given below, during office hours from 0800 to 1600hours: Foreign Procurement Department (FPD) (Attn: Mr. Samimullah Samin) General Manager for External Procurements; Procurement Department, Ministry of Communications and IT (MCIT) Mohammad Jan Khan Watt; Kabul, Afghanistan Phone: Office: +93 20 210 37 41; Cell: +93 700 222 009; Email: fpd@mcit.gov.af Web site: www.mcit.gov.af Any queries on theposition may also be addressed to the above mentioned email address (fpd@mcit.gov.af),with CC to mi.bhat@mcit.gov.af and nadir.soroush@mcit.gov.af, latestone week before the deadline for submission of expression of interest. Expressions of interest, including detailedResumes must be delivered (by E-Mails) by 28th February, 2015{2.00 PMKabul Time}, to the addresses as given below: 1)      Foreign Procurement Department (FPD) (Attn: Mr. Samimullah Samin) General Manager for External Procurements Procurement Department, Ministry of Communications and IT (MCIT) Mohammad Jan Khan Watt; Kabul, Afghanistan Email: fpd@mcit.gov.af 2)    Mohammad Ismail Bhat;PMS-ICTDP-MCIT; Email: mi.bhat@mcit.gov.af; 3)    Dr. Nadir Soroush; Logistics and Acting Procurement Officer ofthe PMO-ICTDP: E-Mail ID: nadir.soroush@mcit.gov.af

AF: ARTF-Public Fin. Mgmt. Reform II - P120427

Public Financial Management Reform Project-II | Published August 21, 2016  -  Deadline September 4, 2016
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Consultancy Services For Establishment Of National Procurement Institute (npi), National Procurement Authority, Aop ?????? ?????????????????????? ??????????????????? ????? ????? ????? ???? ????? ?????? ???????????????????? ??????????????????? ??????????? ??????? ????? ? ???? ????? ??? ????? REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (REOI) Public Financial Management Reform Project-II (PFMR-II) (Consulting Services ? Firms Selection) Government of Islamic Republic ofAfghanistan Public FinancialManagement Reform Project ? II(PFMR-II) Grant No.: IDAH2980-AF Project ID: P120427 Assignment Title: Consultancy Services for Establishment of National Procurement Institute(NPI), National Procurement Authority, AOP PP Reference No. NPA/AF/C-2 NPA Ref. No.:NPA/AoP/CS-1076/QCBS (C-2) 1.      The Administrative Office of the President has received financing from the World Banktoward the cost of the PublicFinancial Management Reform Project ? II (PFMR-II) and intends to apply part of the proceeds forconsulting services: for Establishment of National Procurement Institute (NPI), National Procurement Authority, AOP. 2.      The consulting services ("the Services") include: National Procurement Authority (NPA) has been createdconsequent to the vision of H.E.President of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan under Decree No. 16 dated 12/10/2014, Decree No. 60,dated 21/11/1393 and Decree No 72 dated 04/03/2015 in order to provide standard procurement services for the overall lineministries/ organizations of the country with a center-led modality and bring about institutional reform and integration of thenational procurement system. NPA is accordingly entrusted with the responsibility of formulating policies related to publicprocurement and regulating the public procurement function & play the role of central procurement facilitationorganization. In order to foster the reform and transparency, NPA isstriving to integrate and modernizethe procurement system while faced with various challenges including lack of sufficient andprofessional human resources within the civil service as well as inadequate capacity within the private and non-government sectors,resulting in low service delivery, mismanagement and waste of public resources. To address current challenges, NPA is determined toprofessionalize procurement sector bycreating and establishing the National Procurement Institute (NPI) asa government runinstitute to provide standard academic education, training and certification to civil servants, private and non-governmentsectors,as well as young people who are interested in pursuing a career in public procurement or supply changemanagement. 3.      Objectives of the Assignment: I.       Assessment of the current Procurement TrainingCenter by examining the center and a diverse pool of trained peopleas a whole with focus on the content, course delivery,curriculum andbuilt capacities; II.        Development of Procurement Training curriculum in compliance of PublicProcurement Law of Afghanistan and donor guidelines (especially World Bank and ADB) with covering integrity, ethics andanti-corruption measures; III.        Design a standard procurement certification mechanism for procurementexperts; IV.        Development of examinations and supervision procedures for ProfessionalProcurement Training Certificate; V.        Development of a comprehensive 5-year strategic plan covering concept,structure, implementation, estimated budget, resources,risk assessment VI.        Assisting NPI in establishment of professional procurementcadre For details of the services,the Draft ToR is available at www.npa.gov.af 4.      The Administrative Office of the President, GoIRA, now invites eligibleconsulting firms ("Consultants") to indicate their interest in providing the aforesaid Services. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications andrelevant experience to perform the Services. The short listing criteria are: i.       The consultant shall demonstrate having sound financial situation and capacity by submittingfinancial audit report with annual turnover of at least US$ 300,000 for any of the last 3 years (2013, 2014 & 2015); ii.     The consultant should have been insimilar business since at least last (5) years. The consultantshall also provide proven experiences of having executed at least two contracts of similar nature, each with the value of minimumUS$ 150,000. iii.    Organizational Structure iv.    Manpower withqualifications, technical and professional competence necessary for successful implementation of the assignment v.      Eligibility requirements in compliance with paragraphs 1.11,1.12 & 1.13 of the World Bank's Guidelines forSelection & Employment of Consultants, January 2011 ? Revised July 2014. The consultants should also provide a copy of thecertification of incorporation/business license. 5.      The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of theWorld Bank's Guidelines: Selectionand Employment of Consultants [under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits &Grants] by World BankBorrowers ? January 2011 RevisedJuly 2014 ("Consultant Guidelines"), setting forth the World Bank's policy on conflict of interest.  In addition, please refer to the following information on conflict of interest related to this assignment as perparagraph 1.9 of Consultant Guidelines: Bank policy requires that consultants provideprofessional, objective and impartial advice and at all times hold the client's interest paramount, without any consideration forfuture work, and that in providing advice they avoid conflicts with other assignmentsand their own corporate interests. Consultantsshall not be hired forany assignment that would be in conflict with their prior or current obligations to other clients, or thatmay place them in a position of being unable to carry out the assignment in the best interest of the Borrower. The Guidelines are availableat   www.worldbank.org/. 6.      Consultants may associate with other firms in the form ofa joint venture or a sub-consultancy toenhance  their qualifications. If consultants intend to associate with other firms, they are advised to clearly identifythe lead partner and state the composition and nature ofthe association (JV/ sub-consultant) in their EOI. In case the EOI is submitted inform of JV, each partner in the association shall meet the requirements defined in Para.3 above, under the short listing criteria.However, the short listing criteria will not be applied and considered for sub-consultant. 7.      A consultant will be selected though Quality and Cost Based Selection(QCBS) in accordance with the  proceduresset out in the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants by World Bank  Borrowers dated January 2011, Revised July 2014. 8.      Interested consultants may obtain further information atthe address given  below between  09:00 to16:00 hours. 9.      Expressions ofinterest, must be delivered in a written formto the address given  below (in person, by email or by mail) by September 4 , 2016, 15:00 Hrs (Kabul Local Time) duly quoting thecase's reference number i.e. NPA/AoP/CS-1076/QCBS (C-2) Attention:  Mr.Sanaullah Rasekh Procurement Manager Administrative Office of the President Pashtunestan Wat, Kabul, Afghanistan Email:sa.rasekh@gmail.ocm  copied to  sadaqatullah.sadiq@aop.gov.af, wais.rahimi@aop.gov.af & aziz.obaidi@aop.gov.af Web site: www.npa.gov.af

AF: New Market Development - P118053

Administrative Office of the President | Published October 11, 2015  -  Deadline October 27, 2015
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Consulting Services For An Impact Evaluation Of The Facility For New Market Development (fnmd) ???????????????????? ??????????????????? ??????????? ??????? ????? ? ???? ????? ??? ????? ?????? ?????????????????????? ??????????????????? ????? ????? ????? ???? ????? ?????? REQUEST FOREXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (CONSULTING SERVICES ? FIRMSSELECTION) Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Afghanistan New Market Development Project (ANMDP) Grant No.: IDA H6800 Project ID: P118053 Assignment Title: Consulting Services for an Impact Evaluation of the Facility for New Market Development (FNMD) Reference No. (as per Procurement Plan): MOCI/C16 NPA Ref. No.: NPA/MoCI/94/CS-1002/CQS 1.                   The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan represented by the Ministry of Commerce and Industries (MoCI)received a grantin the amount of SDR 14 million (USD $22 million) from the World Bank/ International Development Association (IDA)in 2011 to implement the Afghanistan New Market Development Project (ANMDP)[1]. The objective of theANMDP is to help in the revitalization of private sector activities in the four major cities of Kabul, Mazar-e-Sharif, Jalalabadand Herat through provision of business development technical assistance to support privatefirms' initiatives to gain marketknowledge, improve product quality and processing technologies, and increase their presence in both domestic and export markets.This assistance is provided to firms through the project's core Facility for New Market Development (FNMD). Other projectactivities include a marketing and communications program, skills building workshops, and supplementary support for developingbusiness plans. The Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (GoIRA)now intends to apply part of the proceeds for Consulting Services for an Impact Evaluation of theFacility for New Market Development (FNMD). 2.                   The FNMD implementation is supported by GIZ IS as the facilitating partner of the government.The Facility operates by providing eligible matching grants on a reimbursement basis to pre-screened and approved applicants on"first come, first serve" basis. As of mid-June 2015, the FNMD grant facility ($11.8mill) is almost fully committed, with 394agreements signed withSMEs and 57 with business associations. The ANMDP closing date is February 2016. The project was originallydesigned as a pilot to be scaled up if the results were satisfactory. Since the launch of the FNMD inearly 2013, strong demand hasbeen witnessed as per volume of applications received, however an impact evaluation is necessary to better understand and assessthe extent to which the FNMD has benefited firms which have accessed the facility and the extent to which the project has fulfilledits development objective and intended indicators which may help inform the next phase of theproject and future policy decisions for private sector development interventions. 3.                   The proposed consulting services ("the Services") would focus on the following activitiesacrossthe four cities: ·         Utilize both quantitative and qualitativedata to assess the ex post effect of FNMD assistance on beneficiary firms and associations which have completed at least one cycleof assistance versus the counterfactual (those which have not been exposed to the FNMD).This analysis should include randomizedselection of the FNMD beneficiaries across the 4 cities and be able to help policy makers to assessimplications for national scaleup. Existing reported M&E data may be used to support the analysis. ·         Qualitative data collection shouldincludeinterviews and focus group discussions with firms, associations and public sector stakeholder units. ·         Review and assess effectiveness ofprocesses and procedures for clients from the start of submitting an application to grant reimbursement; ·         Using the collected and analyzeddata, prepare a summary report including recommendations on how to improve the FNMD operations in order to maximize benefits to theprivate sector which may inform the design of any future similar project. ·         Prepare in-depth case studies onbeneficiary firms and associations to comprehensively describe the full experience of the firm and any impact the support may havehad on them. Approximately 10 firms and 5 associations are envisioned. The estimated level of effort for the assignment is approximately 6 man months and is expected to commence inNovember 2015 and conclude by January 2016. 4.                   The Ministry of Commerce and Industries now invites eligible consulting firms ("Consultants") toindicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they havethe required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services. The shortlisting criteriainclude: ·      The firm should exhibit proven experience in completing a minimumof 2 impact evaluations with donor organizations; ·      The firm should include qualified team members with knowledge ofprivate sector development issues. ·      The firm's team members should have excellent communicationskills; ·      The firm should demonstrate ability to include an internationalPrivate Sector Development specialist/Evaluator with experience in evaluating matching grant programs of this type who wouldprovide overall support. 5.                   The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank'sGuidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits &Grants by World Bank Borrowers ? January 2011, revised July 2014 ("Consultant Guidelines"), setting forth the World Bank'spolicy on conflict of interest.  In addition, please refer to the following informationon conflict of interest related to this assignment as per paragraph 1.9 of ConsultantGuidelines: Bank policy requires that consultants provide professional, objective and impartial advice and at all times holdthe client's interest paramount, without any consideration for future work, and that in providing advice they avoid conflicts withother assignments and their own corporate interests. Consultants shall not be hired for any assignment that would be in conflictwith their prior or current obligations to other clients, or that may place them in a position of being unable to carry out theassignment in the best interest of the Borrower. The Guidelines are available at   www.worldbank.org/ . 6.                   Consultants may associate with other firms in the form of a joint venture or a sub-consultancyto enhance their qualifications. 7.                   A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the CQS (Consultant Qualification Selection)method set out in the Consultant Guidelines. 8.                   Further information can beobtained at the address below during office hours [0800 to 1600 hours]. 9.                   Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, bymail, or by e-mail) by October 27, 2015, 1400 hrs (Kabul Local Time). Attention:  Mr. AzizAhmad Obaidi National Procurement Authority AdministrativeOffice of the President Pashtunestan Wat, Kabul, Afghanistan Email: aziz.obaidi@aop.gov.af copied to wais.rahimi@aop.gov.af , yama.yari@aop.gov.af and majeed.darwaish@anmdp.af Web site: www.npa.gov.af (The ToR is accessible through direct link: http://www.npa.gov.af/Beta/English/ProcuringEntities/BO.aspx) [1]See Project Paper: Afghanistan New Market Development Project(English) May 2011

AF: Customs Reform & Trade Facilitation - P112872

Second Customs Reform and Trade Facilitation Project (Additional Financing) | Published June 12, 2016  -  Deadline June 27, 2016
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Technical Assistance For Preparation Of Afghanistan National Single Window And Trade Information Portal REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (REOI) (Consulting Services ? Firms Selection) Country:  Government of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Project:    Second Customs Reform and Trade FacilitationProject (Additional Financing) ProjectID: P155443 Grant No: D076-AF PP Ref. No.: Item 2 of component 5 Assignment Title: Technical Assistance for Preparation of Afghanistan National Single Window and Trade InformationPortal Reference No.: NPA/MoF/95/CS-1129/QCBS 1.       Background Afghanistan is a landlocked country with a long land border of over 5,529 km with difficultmountainous terrain in most places. It is surroundedby Pakistan in the south and east, Iran in the west and Turkmenistan,Uzbekistanand Tajikistan in the north. A small part also borders with China in the east. Afghanistan's access to international trade marketsdepends on efficient and reliable transport infrastructure and logistics services and transit facilities in neighboring countries,particularly Pakistan and Iran.  In fact, Pakistan is also Afghanistan's main tradingpartner followedby China and Uzbekistan respectively.  Trade with third countries ismainly through the Pakistani seaports of Karachi and Gwadar and to an extent through the Iranianseaport of Bandar Abbas with smallvolumes being shipped by air freight. Most of the petroleum products which are imported from the CentralAsia however come throughnorthern borders. Afghanistan faces one of the highest transport costs in the world, compromising thecompetitiveness of Afghan exports and increasing the prices of goods. The long distance that Afghanistan cargo travels to andfromthese ports, time to cross the border with Pakistan & Iran and the quality and performance of transport services allincrease the cost and time to access international markets. Withfinancing from the International Development Association (grant no. D076-AF)  under the Additional Financing to the Second Customs Reform & Trade FacilitationProject (SCRTFP), the Afghanistan Customs Department (ACD) intends to apply part of the grant proceeds to finance consultingservices to support the preparation and design of the Afghanistan National Single Window (ANSW) and Afghanistan Trade InformationPortal (ATIP) This work shall include the preparatory work for the implementation of a ATIP that will form a key reference site forall trade related legal and regulatory requirements as well as required forms, fees and procedures.  It will also focus on identifying the ANSW's main business functions and underlying processes, ICT architecture,functional and technical requirements, and the development of a sustainable governance and operational model for both the ANSW andATIP.  It is expected that a significant component of the assignment will be associatedwithcollecting and organizing all trade related laws and regulations, as well as in documenting process flows for permits, licensesand other documentary requirements for the import, export and transit of cargo suitable for website publication and later inclusionin the ANSW system.  Interested consultants should propose a team of mixed full-time,part-time, international and national professionals, with multi-year proven track records of successful delivery of similarassignments. The duration of this assignment is estimated to be nine calendar months to commence on or about July2017. 2.      Objectives of theAssignment The objectiveof this assignment is to assist the World Bank Task Team supporting the Afghanistan National Single Window and Trade Portal Teamto: i.            Update and develop as necessary the functional, technical and operational requirements forthe  ANSW such that the implementation and operational services may be established,implemented and procured expeditiously; and ii.            Understand and plan for the businessprocess and procedural changes necessary acrossstakeholder agencies in the Government of Afghanistan (GoA) 3.       Scope of Work The Consultants shall recognize that the World Bank and ANSW/TIP Team have already begun working on this complexset of activities. The Consultants are to continue and facilitate the process rather than importing generic methodologies andimposing them on the existing framework. Change management must be embedded into the Consultants' methodology and approach toensure stakeholders' ownership and buy-in. To this end, the Consultants are expected to adopt a collaborative approach thatinvolves multi-stakeholder consultations and contributions in delivering the services. Where appropriate, workshops and otherparticipative fora should be held to facilitate such interaction and assist decision making For furtherinformation on the scope of the services, you can access the ToR under the above mentioned assignment title and reference number on the website: www.npa.gov.af The National Procurement Authority (NPA) on behalf of Afghanistan Customs Department (ACD), MoF now invites eligible consulting firms ("Consultants") toindicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they havethe required qualificationsand relevant experience to perform the Services. 4.     The shortlisting criteria are: i.        The consultant shall demonstrate having sound financial situation andcapacity by submitting financial audit report with annual turnover of at least US$ 960,000 for any of the last 3years (2013, 2014 & 2015); ii.      The consultant should have significant experience in similar assignments in termsof nature, size and complexity, the consultant shall provide proven experiences of having executed at least twocontracts of similar nature andcomplexity, each with the value of minimum US$ 480,000. iii.    Organizational Structure iv.    Manpower with qualifications, technical andprofessional competence necessary for successful implementation of theassignment (theindividual expert's bio data is not required). v.     Eligibility requirements in compliance with paragraphs 1.11, 1.12 &1.13 of the World Bank's Guidelines for Selection &Employment of Consultants, January 2011 ? Revised July2014. The consultants should also provide a copy of the certification of incorporation/ business license. In providing the above-mentioned information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications andrelevant experience to perform the Services, the consultants should also submit borcures/ description of the services performedcovering the following areas as supplementary information: ·         Experience in the governance, systems and technologiesrelated to Single Window System for Trade. Extensive knowledge and/or experience in developing governance frameworks, operationalmodels and organizational structures for the operation of a National Single Window for Tradewould be highlydesirable; ·         Extensive experience in business processsimplification  particularly as it relates to the processing of import, export andtransit of cargo; ·         Extensive experience in developing Trade Portals,including collecting and organizing trade related laws and regulations, as well as in documenting process flows for permits,licenses and other documentary requirements for the import, export and transit of cargo suitable for website publication is highlydesirable ·         Extensive experience in developing strategicinformation systems plans for trade facilitation, complex enterprise software systems implementation, extensive knowledge ininformatics management and current technology trends ·         Extensive international experience in trade relatedlegal and regulatory issues. Knowledge of legal and regulatory impacts on ICT systemsfor trade and trade facilitation highlydesirable. ·         Extensive experience in the development of functionaland technicalspecifications of scalable complex ICT systems ·         Extensive experience in the development andimplementation of change management strategies in the public sector of developing countries ·         Knowledge of development and trade issues facingAfghanistan or other developing countries particularly related to implementation of National Single Windows for TradeFacilitation ·         Relevant experience of Single Window development inAsian countries, while not essential would be highly desirable. 5.      The attention of interested Consultants is drawn toparagraph 1.9 of the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants [under IBRD Loans and IDACredits & Grants] by World Bank Borrowers ? January 2011 Revised July 2014 ("Consultant Guidelines"), setting forth the World Bank's policy on conflictofinterest.  In addition, please refer to the following information on conflict ofinterest related to this assignment as per paragraph 1.9 of ConsultantGuidelines: Bank policy requires that consultants provide professional, objective and impartial advice and at all times holdthe client's interest paramount, without any consideration for future work, and that in providing advice they avoidconflicts withother assignments and their own corporate interests. Consultants shall not be hired for any assignment that would be in conflictwith their prior or current obligations to other clients, or thatmay place them in a position of being unable to carry out theassignment in the best interest of the Borrower. The Guidelines are available at   www.worldbank.org/ . 6.      Consultants mayassociate with other firms in the form of a joint venture or a sub-consultancy to enhance their qualifications. If consultants intend to associatewith other firms, they are advised to clearly identify the lead partner and state the composition and nature of theassociation (JV/sub-consultancy) in their EOI. In case the EOI is submitted in form of JV, each partner in the associationshall meet the minimum requirements defined above, under the short listing criteria. However, the short listing criteria will notbeapplied and considered for sub-consultants. 8.      A consultantfirm will be selected through Quality and Cost Based Selection (QCBS) inaccordance with the procedures set out in the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants by World BankBorrowers dated January 2011, Revised July 2014. Particular importance will be given tothe qualification of theconsultants and their ability to operate in Afghanistan. Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours, i.e. 09:00 to 16:00 hours.Electronic queries will be entertained. 9.      Expressions ofinterest must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, by mail, or by e-mail) by June 27 , 2016 15:00 Hrs (Kabul Local Time) duly quoting the case'sreference number i.e. NPA/MoF/95/CS-1129/QCBS 10.      Attention:  Aziz Ahmad Obaidi Procurement Manager (Consulting Services Department) NationalProcurement Authority (NPA), AOP PashtunestanWat, Kabul, Afghanistan Phone Number:+93(0)202147556 Email: Toaziz.obaidi@aop.gov.af  copied to wais.rahimi@aop.gov.af,shams_alz@yahoo.com Web site: www.npa.gov.af

AF: ARTF-Public Fin. Mgmt. Reform II - P120427

ARMP PROJECT SUPPORT UNIT (PSU), Afghanistan Revenue Department | Published October 10, 2016  -  Deadline October 24, 2016
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(international Resident Advisor ? Tax Administration) ARD Terms of References for the World Bank funded project(PFMRII) (International ResidentAdvisor ? Tax Administration) Reference #: ARD/AF/C-1 AboutAfghanistan Revenue Department: The Afghanistan RevenueDepartment (ARD) is the unit of the government responsible for the administration and collection of tax and non-tax revenuerequired to fund services provided by the Government of Afghanistan.  Over the past few years, considerable achievements have been made in ARD's ability to collect revenue.  However, insufficient domestic revenue to adequately fundeducation, health care, security and other critical services remains aserious problem.  The Government of Afghanistan has therefore deemed an   increase in domestic revenue a priority and imperative to the goal ofreducing long-term reliance on donors. As part of the AfghanistanReconstruction Trust Fund (ARTF) ? Public Financial Management Reform Project, the World Bank has provided funding to support theGovernment of Afghanistan in meeting its goals. ARD intend to use a portion of itsfunding to hire a Tax Administration Resident Advisor.  The Resident Advisor would be assigned to work directly with the Director General to assist inthe establishment of an effective Executive office.  The key objective would be todevelop the knowledge, skills and abilities of assigned personnel to enable them to be an effective support system   in implementing tax administration reform programs aimed at achieving more effective and efficientadministration of the tax system, improving services to the taxpaying population, and strengthening overall revenuegeneration. JobDescription: 1.                  Advising the Director General on various institutional developments issues 2.                  Advising on the approaches and negotiation processes for potential funding of all ARDreforms, project work plans and modernization programs; 3.                  Advising on the management of donor funds, its allocation andreporting; 4.                  Assist in developing and monitoring the tax administration strategic and workplans; 5.                  Assist in developing and updating revenue administration reform strategies; 6.                  Assist in assessing the areas requiring technical assistance ; 7.                  Coordinate with other TA providers and experts to help authorities implement measures tostrengthen overall tax administration; 8.                  Plan, develop and participate in seminars and workshops aimed to strengthen the overallcapacity of the management staff; 9.                  Assisting ARD to further restructure and organize itself under functional lines; 10.               Perform other duties as deem appropriate Minimum Qualifications andExperience/Skills Required 1.      At least  a Master Degree in Accounting,  Economics, Management, Law, Project Management, Business Administration, Communication, orRelevant Field; 2.      At least 5 years   senior level management experience   within atax administration organization; 3.      At least 5 years' experienceproviding tax administration technical assistance in developing countries; 4.       Ability to conduct performance assessment reviews; 5.       Ability to manage multiple ongoing projects and work activities in accordance withmilestones and goals; 6.      Abilitytopresent clear and concise information consistent with the targeted audience and represent        the         organization as needed; 7.       Excellent Organizational and Communicationskills ? Excellent Report writing and presentation skills; 8.       Proficiency in English mandatory ? knowledge of Dari or Pashto is considered an advantage; 9.       Ability to work well in a teamenvironment; 10.   Ability to work independently Duration and Timeframe:  The internationalHRConsultant will be appointed for a period of 08 Months (November 2016-June2017) Location of Assignment:  Kabul,Afghanistan Submission Guideline HOW TO APPLY Interested candidates shouldsubmit their applications by e-mail by 24 th   October, 2016 to: ARMP PROJECT SUPPORT UNIT (PSU), Afghanistan Revenue Department, Ministry of Finance, Kabul-Jalalabad Road, Kabul,Afghanistan. Ismail Khan ? ProjectCoordinator Cell #:+93 (0) 790 40 60 52 Emailaddress: armpproject@gmail.com Please note that applications received after theclosing date will not be considered. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

AF:Agricultural Inputs Project - P120397

Afghanistan Agricultural Inputs Project (AAIP), | Published May 4, 2016  -  Deadline June 18, 2016
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Procurement Of Lab Equipment For Badambagh Country: Afghanistan Project Id:P120397 Project Name: AfghanistanAgricultural Inputs Project Loan Info: TF 15003 TF 99595 General Information Notice Type Invitation for Bids Borrower Bid Reference MAIL/WB/AAIP/ICB-006/W.006.1 Bid Description PROCUREMENT OF LAB EQUIPMENT FOR BADAMBAGH Language of Notice English Deadline for Application Submission Date 18-June-2016 Local Time 14:00 Selected category codes for product to be procured No. Category Code Description Primary Contact Information on Advertisement Organization/Department Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock Name Afghanistan Agricultural Inputs Project Title Procurement Unit Address Jamal Mina, Kabul University Main Road Kabul, Afghanistan City Kabul Province/State Postal Code Country Afghanistan Phone +93 (0) 74-432-5500 Fax Email habib.sultani@mail.gov.af Website Detailed Information for Advertisement Invitation for Bids (IFB) Islamic republic of Afghanistan Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation andLivestock Afghanistan Agricultural Inputs Project IDA GRANT: TF15003 Project ID P120397 INTERNATIONAL COMPETITIVE BIDDING Invitation for Bids (IFB) For PROCUREMENT OF Labequipment for badambagh IFB No.MAIL/WB/AAIP/ICB-006/W.006.1 Date of Issuance:23-April-2016 Pre Bid Meeting: June,5,2016 at14:00 hrs local time Date of Closing: June,18 , 2016 at 14:00 hrs local time. 1.         This Invitation for Bidsfollows the General Procurement Notice for this Project that appeared in Development Business, on July 23, 2013. 2.         The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan has received aGrant from the International DevelopmentAssociation toward the cost of Afghanistan Agricultural Inputs Projectand it intends to apply part of the proceeds of this Grant to payments under the Contract for Procurement of Goods for Supply of  Lab Equipmentfor Badambagh. 3.         Bidding will be conducted throughthe International Competitive Bidding (ICB) procedures specified in the World Bank's Guidelines: Procurement under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits current edition, and is opento all bidders from Eligible Source Countries as defined in the Guidelines.5 4.         Interested eligible biddersmay obtain further information from, ProcurementUnit, AfghanistanAgricultural Inputs Project and inspect the bidding documents at the address given below from 8:00 hrs. To16:00 hrs. on any working day from Saturday to Wednesday. 5.         A complete set of electronic copy ofBidding Documents in English may be obtained free of  charge by interested bidders on the submission of a written application to the address below or sending an e-mail to theaddress below. The Bidding Documents will be sent by electronic mail. 6.         Bids must be delivered to theaddress below at or before 14:00 Hrs (local time) on 18, June-2016on Tuesday. Electronic bidding will not be permitted. Late bids will be rejected.  Bids will be opened in the presence of the bidders' representatives who choose to attend in person at the address belowat14.00 Hrs (local time) on the same day.  All bids must be accompanied by a bid security as given below or an equivalent amount in a freely convertiblecurrency. 7.         Allbids must be accompanied by a"Bid Security as follows. Lot Number Item Description Bid Security in USD 1 LabEquipment USD-100,000 The address referred to above is: Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock Afghanistan Agricultural Inputs Project(AAIP), Procurement Unit Jamal Mina, Kabul University Main Road Kabul, Afghanistan Telephone:  +93 (0)74-432-5500 E-mail: To: habib.sultani@mail.gov.af ,cc AbdullahWajidi (abdullah.wajidi7@gmail.com)

Nonformal Appr. Training Edu Jobs in Afg - P146015

Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled | Published September 1, 2015  -  Deadline September 19, 2015
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Training Of Saving Groups Members Under Aredp In 5 Provinces Reference Number: NSDP-N/C-1/QBS/2015 GPN No: WB4803-09/13 EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST FOR HIRING OF CONSULTANCY SERVICES FOR TRAINING OF SAVING GROUPS MEMBERS UNDER AREDP IN 5 PROVINCES KABUL-AFGHANISTAN Under the Project Non-Formal Approach to Training, Education and Jobs in Afghanistan (NATEJA) The Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled of the Governmentof the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan hasreceived financing from the World Bank to support implementation of theNon-Formal Approach to Training, Education and Jobs in Afghanistan  (NATEJA) project, and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services. Under the existingWorld Bank-funded Afghanistan Rural Enterprise Development Project-(AREDP), village saving groups have been set up covering thefive NATEJA Provinces of Nangrahar, Parwan, Bamyan, Herat and Balkh. AREDP has acknowledged that while the beneficiariesparticipated in the saving groups, a number of the members cannot efficiently utilize the resources, which havebeen mobilized todeliver trainings in order to help improve their livelihoods. The scope of serviceswill cover Sub-component 3.1 (Encouraging Rural Employment) described in the Component summaries. This will include: (i)identifying, with the assistance of AREDP data and with support from the NSDP, 1500 village members, a share of them savings groupmembers and share of them non-savings-group members, and arranging to provide selected occupational and life skills to improvetheir livelihoods, (ii) deliver to the selected groups of trainees, in their localities, a well-focused basket of market-driven,National Occupational Skill Standard (NOSS) Level-1 vocational training courses, and selected supporting life skills, needed forwage and self-employment, and (iii), post training support to enable the trainees to gain employment ? and particularlyself-employment for those who are entrepreneurial. Training interventions are expected to be work place-based or center-based, or amixture of both. MOLSAMD/NSDP/NATEJA invites eligible consultancy firms to indicate their interest in providing the consultancy services forthe above assignment. Interested consultants may send information indicating that they are interested and qualified to perform the servicesindicated above. The documents/EOIwill be assessed based on the following shortlisting criteria. The criteria for short listing of consulting firms shall be as follows -         The firm should be in a professionalbusiness/registered for the last 3years; -         The firm should have experience of executing at least one consultancy service costing USD 450,000ofsimilar nature -         The firm shall be financially sound with the turnover of equal or above then the 750,000 USD within thelast three years, supported by audit report/Bank statement/ Annual tax returns -         Management structure of thefirm supported by organogram; -         List of projects including details of the clients served within the last three years, along with validreferences from at least one clients; The duration of assignment will be 12months. A consultant will be selected in accordance with Quality Based Selection (QBS)  procedures set out in the World Bank's"Guidelines:  Selection and Employment of Consultants Under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits& Grants by World Bank Borrowers- January, 2011". The Guidelines are available at www.worldbank.org/procure. Interested consultants may obtain further information at the address below from 9:00am to 4:00pm, Saturday throughWednesday. Requests for the detailed TOR and clarification can be send via email at hashimisa@hotmail.com copy to mhd_naeem@yahoo.com. Expressions of Interest are to be submitted to the following address by 19 /09/ 2015 and well before close of business hours (1600 Hours), Kabul Time. Eng. Saeed AoalyaHASHIMI Procurement Specialist Procurement Department of NSDP National Skills Development program-NSDP Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled Opposite of First Makroyan Market-Kabul Afghanistan CellPhone#:(+93) (0) 792 996 133 hashimisa@hotmail.com CellPhone#:(+93) (0) 780 687 130 Email: mhd_naeem@yahoo.com