SO-Pub Financial Management Capacity Str - P151492
Ministry of Finance | Published January 21, 2016 - Deadline February 23, 2016
Consulting Services ? Individual Consultant Selection :
Technical Assistance Procurement Reform Management Consultant
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OF SOMALIA
Second Public Financial Management Capacity StrengtheningProject
REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
(Consulting Services ? Individual Consultant Selection)
Project ID: P151492
Assignment Title: Technical Assistance Procurement Reform Management Consultant
Reference No.: FGS/PFMII/ICS/2016/001
BACKGROUND OF THEPROJECT
The Federal Republic of Somalia has receivedfinancing from the World Bank toward the cost of the "Second Public Financial Management Capacity-Strengthening Project" (SPFMCSP)and intends to apply part of the proceeds of this grant for consulting services. The Ministry ofFinance (MOF) of the Federal Republic of Somalia (FRS) has undertakenthe SPFMCSP with the objective to achieve overall fiscal discipline that ensures effective use ofpublic funds and avoids fiscal waste. The project refers to the legal and institutional framework for supervising all phases of thebudget cycle, including formulation and preparation of the budget, budget execution and expenditure management, internal controlsand audit, procurement, monitoring and reporting arrangements, and external audit.
In this context, the Federal Government of Somalia has passed the Public Procurement Concessions andDisposal Act (PPCDA). The PPCDA will cover all public entities, including central government agencies, local governments,state-owned enterprises, independent organisations and other public institutions. In this regard, the project aims to provide thebest international technical expertise in this field to ensure that the designs of secondary legislation, institutional setup, andcapacity development strategy will lead to effective implementation of PPCDA and successful public procurement reforms. The projectwill take a systematic approach to support the reform efforts at the legislative, policy, and operational levels to fulfil thegoals of "value for money" in public procurement with integrity.
The international consultant is to support the ProcurementDirectorate of the Ministry of Finance to conduct a comprehensive review of legal infrastructure and development of additionalguidance to support effective implementation of the new PPDCA. She/he will work closely with the relevant Ministry of Financeofficials as well as national and international consultantsto provide technical inputs and assist in reviewing the current andproposed legal infrastructure as well as in designing/drafting/reviewing secondary legislations and regulatory frameworks in linewith relevant best practices. The expected outputs will include a review of general provisions, existing/related laws and policiesas well as drafting/reviewing legal implementing guidelines, operational guidance documents, model documentation, andrecommendations to support effective implementation of the new PPDCA.
1.0 Duration of the Assignment
The International Consultant on Procurement Reform will be hired fora period of twelve 12 months on time-based contract with possibility of extension upon satisfactory performance. The assignment isbased in Mogadishu, Somalia.
The Ministry of Finance of the FederalGovernment of Somalia now invites eligible Consultants to indicate their interest in providing the Services. InterestedConsultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to performthe Services.
The Consultant must possess the following:
1) Atleast 10 years' experience in procurement, supply chain management with a degree in supply chain, procurement, law, management,finance, economics or commerce; the incumbent will have experience in supporting public procurement sector reforms and expertise informulating policy and strategicplanning at the national level.
2) Knowledge and experience working in fragile countries is an added advantage; the successful candidate will be motivated andable to work in a results-driven environment and responsibly without direct supervision on occasion.
3) He/Shewill exhibit organizational skills, attention to detail, personal commitment,efficiency, flexibility, and problem-solving skills.
4) Furtherdesired experiences are as follows: Experience of working in Fragile Countriesand knowledge of the Public Financial ManagementReforms.
The attention of interested Consultants isdrawn 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 (January 2011 and revised July 2014)("Consultant Guidelines"), setting forth the World Bank's policy on conflict of interest. Please visit www.worldbank.org setting forth the World Bank's policy on conflict of interest. In addition, please refer tospecific information on conflict of interest related to this assignment as per paragraph 1.9of Consultant Guidelines.
The Consultant will be selected in accordancewith the Selection Based on Consultant'sQualification (CQS) method set out in the Consultant Guidelines.
Further information can be obtained bysending email requests at the email address below. Expressions of interest must be delivered (in person, by mail, or by e-mail to:and copied to: Pfmreformunit@gmail.com or awritten form in three (3) hard copies to the address below by 5.00pm, Tuesday the 23rd February, 2016.
Mr. Farahan Mohamoud
Public Financial Management ReformUnit
Ministry of Finance
Villa Somalia, Mogadishu
Federal Republic of Somalia