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MECS - MPLC Individual Consultant

Malawi, Regional Bureau for Africa - MALAWI | Published February 10, 2017  -  Deadline February 27, 2017
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Malawi’s Multi-Party Liaison Committees (MPLCs) are established as a forum for the resolution of political disputes in connection with the electoral process. MPLCs are administered in accordance with guidelines issued by the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) in 2005. Chaired by the local District Commissioner and composed of local representatives, civil society and political parties, MPLCs provide a channel of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) for election related matters. The recent introduction of a National Peace Architecture (NPA) and local Peace Committees (presently being piloted) in Malawi adds a new dimension to ADR, and by extension, the role of MPLCs.The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is supporting Malawi’s electoral process through the Malawi Electoral Cycle Support Project with the objective to strengthen the capacity of the MEC to effectively organize elections and enhance confidence in the electoral process. A key aspect of this support is the resolution of election disputes through both ADR and the formal channels of complaints and petitions. The main objective of this consultancy is therefore to conduct a comprehensive review and assessment of the functioning and performance of MPLCs with a view to providing recommendations to enhance their efficiency, cost-effectiveness and performance that also takes into account the evolution of the NPA.

Individual Consultant - Software Quality Assurance Expert

Malawi Country Office - MALAWI | Published May 25, 2017  -  Deadline June 5, 2017
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The National Registration Bureau (NRB) of Malawi is legally mandated to implement and maintain a National Registration and Identification System (NRIS) to register and issue identity cards to all citizens 16 years of age and older. UNDP has provided preparatory technical assistance to the NRB in the elaboration of a NRIS Concept of Operations, the design and development of critical software and operational procedures, and support to a successful Proof of Concept exercise conducted in early August, 2016. A Project for NRIS has been designed and negotiated with Government and Development Partners around the Concept of Operations. The Concept of Operations foresees UNDP directly implementing the registration and issuing of a biometrically-secure identity smart card to approximately 9 million citizens in 2017, and the establishment of a national registry to process and store individuals’ records in a central database. Thereafter, the system is to transition to a continuous registration system that will be progressively transferred to NRB in the course of 2018 to annually register an expected half-a-million new registrants as well as updating existing registrants’ information. It is expected that with institutional and capacity development as an integral component of the Project, NRB will be positioned to independently administer, manage and operate the NRIS from 2019 onward.The NRIS Project is expected to deliver potentially transformative benefits for governance in Malawi, redressing fundamental obstacles in satisfying the right to identity and to progress the ambition of Sustainable Development Goal 16.9, to ensure legal identity for all. A whole of government approach towards the adoption of use of the system is pivotal to both maximize the benefits of the system and to achieve these goals, as well as a return on investment. The NRIS Project is designed around two principal phases: direct implementation of the mass registration exercise in 2017 with preparatory institutional and capacity development; and, a transitional process to fully capacitate and transfer the management and administration of a continuous registration process to the NRB in the course of 2018. Integral to delivering on these operational goals will be a close partnership with NRB, engagement with a broad spectrum of Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) on the adoption of the technology and modelling of their business processes, engagement with civil society and other stakeholders, the UN Country Team, and a close partnership with donors engaged in the Project and contributing to the Basket Fund.The introduction of a National Registration and Identification System (NRIS) will introduce a range of new Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) systems into the operation of the Government’s NRB. As the principal implementer for the mass registration of 9 million Malawians during 2017, UNDP is directly involved in both the development and contracting of software systems to be implemented. These systems will have a long-term impact on the stability, performance and sustainability of the national identification system and should therefore be viewed as a risk source, which are subject to quality assurance (QA) review protocols.The introduction of new technologies is a recurrent challenge across development initiatives that raise due diligence concerns over the maintenance, performance, and interoperability of ICT systems. The complexity of ICT systems, integrating hardware and custom software solutions, is a perpetual challenge that extends beyond the initial design, installation, and operation of systems. To be sustainable these systems need to be responsive over an extended period where initial assumptions and conditions may change, including a broad range of issues such as, legislative, and regulatory requirements, institutional capacities, upgrades to underlying third party software and hardware, as well as the life cycle of equipment.While not every event or modification may be anticipated, a foundational step in the development of ICT systems is to ensure that the initial design, installation, and performance of systems are “fit for purpose” against the initial requirements. Further, that these software systems and their integrated hardware are well and extensively documented to facilitate subsequent efforts to adapt systems when required. These circumstances must assume that the original designers, software engineers, and contractors are no longer available to provide assistance and should enable a suitably qualified third party to be able to maintain, modify and adapt the system as required.Mindful of these concerns the UNDP NRIS Project will employ a software QA review process to ensure that the software systems implemented are subject to an appropriate QA review process.In this context, UNDP NRIS Project seeks to hire a Software QA Expert as Individual Consultant (IC) to assist UNDP with technical support and expertise, contributing with technical assessment on Software in relation to the mentioned NRIS Project.

Individual Consultant for Stakeholder Mapping and Conflict Analysis

Malawi Country Office - MALAWI | Published August 11, 2017  -  Deadline August 29, 2017
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Malawi has a reputation for being a peaceful and stable country but the mass demonstrations 20th July 2011 that led to 20 fatalities and similar incidents are evidence that Malawi cannot take its peace for granted.Over the years, the country has benefitted from the use of traditional conflict management mechanisms and practices in resolving local and national conflicts. Government, Civil Society Organizations and other stakeholders have provided various forms of alternative dispute resolution mechanisms. These institutions include the Judiciary, District Labour Offices, the Office of the Ombudsman, Malawi Human Rights Commission, Public Affairs Committee, National Forum for Peaceful Settlement of Conflicts, etc. While some of these institutions have played a critical role in managing national conflicts, their efforts have been impeded by two main challenges, namely; lack of enabling legislation and absence of a national peace architecture that promotes pro-active rather than reactive conflict management in the country. As a result, their efforts have mostly been ad-hoc and unsustainable.The country’s commitment to continued use of non-violent means of resolving conflicts is specifically provided for in the Constitution of the Republic of Malawi under section 13(l) which states; “adoption of mechanisms by which differences are settled through negotiation, good offices, mediation, conciliation and arbitration”.In furtherance of this commitment, and following the 2011 violence, the Government of Malawi invited the United Nations to provide support in building national capacities for peace and dialogue. As a result, the Government of Malawi has commenced the process of establishing a National Peace Architecture (NPA) to serve as the national pillar for peacebuilding, conflict prevention and transformation. The NPA will functionally be represented at national and district levels where these structures will be engaged in a collaborative manner with other key stakeholders in reconciliation and transformative dialogues that foster national cohesion. Ongoing support to the government to develop a National Peace Architecture (NPA) has seen the establishment of three pilot District Peace Committees (DPCs) and finalization of a draft national peace policy, which is currently awaiting cabinet approval. National Peace Architecture is understood as a dynamic network of independent structures, mechanisms, resources, values and skills which, through dialogue and consultation contribute to conflict prevention and peacebuilding in a society. A full-fledged NPA mechanism is expected to be in place by the end of 2018, with an aim to establish DPCs in all districts of the country.The UN is also supporting the Public Affairs Committee (PAC), an interfaith organisation, as ‘insider mediators’, playing the roles of intermediaries between national leaders, and as advocates for peace and good governance.

Consultant Services to Facilitate Formulation of the National Development Strategy

Malawi, Regional Bureau for Africa - MALAWI | Published November 11, 2016  -  Deadline November 21, 2016
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The Government of Malawi is in the process of preparing a successor medium term national development strategy, MGDS III, for the period 2017-2022 after the expiry of the Malawi Growth and Development Strategy (MGDS II) in June 2016. The successor strategy will be built on the lessons learnt during the implementation of the MGDS II (as revealed by the Comprehensive Review of the MGDS II), Malawi Endline Survey on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and other local and international development strategies that the country implemented in the past decade. The successor strategy will also be informed by Malawi’s UN and African Union Treaty obligations. Just as the Malawi Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (MPRSP, 2002-2005), the Malawi Growth and Development Strategy (MGDS I, 2006-2011) and the MGDS II (2011-2016), the successor strategy will be a medium term strategy for implementing Malawi’s Vision 2020.The formulation of the successor strategy to MGDS II is coming at a time when both the global and continental development framework is changing. At the global level, the member states of the United Nations adopted the 2030 Agenda on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in September 2015 and the African Union adopted the Agenda 2063 in March 2015. In view of this, the successor strategy is expected to domesticate and localize the global and continental frameworks as well as the regional development frameworks such as the Common Market for Eastern and Southern African (COMESA) and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) programmes. It is also critical that the next medium term development strategy considers the three pillars of sustainable development namely: social, economic and environmental aspects. This is in recognition of the fact that, apart from suffering from both social and economic shocks, Malawi has, in recent years, experienced multiple environmental crises that have affected the economy including floods and drought. It is, therefore, imperative that the next development strategy should consider dealing with these crises and build longer term resilience to ensure the country’s sustainable growth and inclusive development.

National Consultant to Develop Mini Grid Case Studies and Tool Kit

UNDP Malawi Office - MALAWI | Published August 4, 2017  -  Deadline August 18, 2017
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The global Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) initiated by the UN in 2010 aims to achieve universal energy access, improve energy efficiency, and increase the use of renewable energy. In 2015, the world’s leaders came together to agree on 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the SE4All goals were confirmed again as SDG#7 to be achieved by 2030.Malawi is at the cross-roads of rural electrification. The rate of rural electrification is quite low, about 2% reportedly had access to the national power grid in 2009/10. Also, other countries in the region have low rural electrification rates, e.g. Rwanda, 5% (2000), Zambia, 3% (2009), Tanzania, 7% (2010-12). Many countries in the region have enthusiastically joined the global SE4All initiative and have formulated or are in the process of formulating SE4All Action Plans (with an accompanying Investments Plan or Prospectus). Also, Malawi aims to achieve universal access by tripling the national electrification rate in terms of connections to the grid (from 10% in 2015 to 30% in 2030) and mini-grids and provide at least basic access by means of solar home and pico-solar systems.As part of the privatization drive and promotion of private sector participation, the focus over the past decades has been on larger grid systems that essentially are meant to supply power to national grid systems. Until recently, mini-grids have been given less attention as a means for electrification, not only in Malawi but also worldwide, in comparison with on-grid (extension of the main grids) and off-grid stand-alone applications. Mini-grids are not considered by utilities that traditionally focus on grid extension, fall outside the private sector approach (commercially selling energy solutions, such as solar PV) and are too big in size for NGOs to be implemented on a larger scale. Most mini-grids have been implemented by NGOs or government agencies with donor funding or by rural enterprises (e.g. tea estates) for their own power supply.Realizing that grid extension on one hand and pico solution on the other hand may not be enough to reach the SE4All energy access goal, clean energy mini-grids (10 kW to 10 MW) are increasingly seen as a viable solution for rural electrification. These can be a viable and cost-effective route to electrification where communities are far from the national grid or where population is not dense enough to justify a grid connection before other communities on one hand, but demand of households and local business is at such a level that cannot be provided by off-grid solar home or pico-solar system. The challenge has been to provide adequate financing and management and operation models for mini-grid systems, that range from pure utility or government agencies model, to private sector utilities, community-driven ownership-operator models and hybrid combinations of these. A model that has got attention in Malawi, is clean energy mini-grids implemented by ‘social enterprises’, i.e. community-based with social objectives, but operating according to commercial principles. A first hydro-powered mini-grid for rural electrification has been established in 2013/14 by the local Mulanje Electricity Agency (MEGA) in the Lichenya River. MEGA is the first operational private energy company and operates as a ‘social enterprise’. The MEGA business model requires donor grant funding for development and commissioning of micro-hydro turbine sites and power distribution and focuses on making energy available and affordable to its target market, but within the parameters of building a financially sustainable business. To achieve this, MEGA’s business model.The MEGA business model has attracted interest from donors and international organizations (such as UNDP) and the lessons learned (development, operation, administration, tariff-setting, pre-paid metering) could be replicated to other mini-grids. The model that MEGA is using is being studied by UNDP to learn how the positive aspects of the scheme can be replicated across Malawi, where further funding for mini-grids should be targeted and where the Government should make appropriate policy and regulatory changes.Against this background, UNDP and Malawi’s Department of Energy Affairs are implementing the project Increasing Access to Clean and Affordable Decentralized Energy Services in Selected Vulnerable Areas of Malawi with financial support from the Global Environment Facility (GEF). The project will be implemented over the period 2016-2018.Its objective is “To increase access to energy in selected remote, rural areas in Malawi by promoting innovative, community-based mini-grid applications in cooperation with the private sector”. The project’s objective will be achieved by means of the following outcomes and outputs.

Provision of communication support to the Social Cash Transfer Programme

United Nations Children's Fund | Published October 8, 2014  -  Deadline November 3, 2014
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UNICEF is supporting the MoGCDSW to recruit a Communication Consultant to support development of messages, communication materials and a time-phased action plan that will recommend communication activities to be implemented by the task force to improve the quality delivery of the programme.

MW-Financial Sector Technical Assistance - P122616

Financial Sector Technical Assistance Project (FSTAP),Reserve Bank of Malawi, | Published September 26, 2016  -  Deadline October 7, 2016
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Contract For Consulting Services For A Consultant To Conduct A Household Financial Capability Follow Up Survey In Malawi. RESERVEBANK OF MALAWI FINANCIAL SECTOR TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE PROJECT (FSTAP) REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OFINTEREST (CONSULTINGFIRM) Country:                     Malawi Name of Project:        Financial Sector Technical Assistance Project (FSTAP) Consulting Services: Household Financial Capability Follow up Survey in Malawi Credit No.                   4897 Mw Project ID No.                         P122616 Date of Issue:           21st September2016 1.     This Invitation follows theGeneralProcurement Notice for this Project that appeared in Development Business, ofMarch 29th, 2012. 2.    The Government of the Republicof Malawi has received financing fromthe InternationalDevelopment Association (IDA) of the World Bank toward the cost of the FinancialSector Technical Assistance Project (FSTAP), and intends to applypart of the proceeds for consultant services. The Reserve Bank of Malawi (RBM) intends to apply part of the proceeds of this credit to payments under theContract for consulting services for a consultant toconduct a Household FinancialCapabilityFollow up Survey in Malawi. 3.     The Reserve Bank of Malawi now inviteseligible consultants to indicate their interest in providing the services. Interested consultants must provide informationindicating that they are qualified to perform the services (brochures, description of similar assignments, experience in similarconditions, availability of appropriate skills among staff, etc.). Consultants may associate to enhance theirqualifications. 4.     The Consultant will be selected in accordancewith Quality Cost Based Selection (QCBS) procedures set out in the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers of (January, 2011) revised in(2014). 5.      Interested consultants mayobtain further information and Terms of Reference at the address below during office hours i.e. 0900 to 1600hours local time. 6.    Expressions of interest mustbe delivered to the address below by 7th October 2016. (Signed by) ProjectManager, Financial Sector TechnicalAssistance Project (FSTAP), Reserve Bank ofMalawi, Convention Drive, P.O. Box30063, CapitalCity, Lilongwe3 TEL:   (265) 1 770 600/771 600 FAX:  (265) 1 773 752 E-mail: josmilner@fstap.org and copy: stsokonombwe@fstap.org

MW-Sec Natl Water Dev Project SIL (FY07) - P096336

 | Published October 9, 2014
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Consultancy Services For Environmental And Social Impact Assessment For Rehabilitation And Raising Of Kamuzu Dam Iand Dam Evaluation Of Kamuzu Dam Ii For Lilongwe Water Board CONTRACT AWARD NOTICE Consultancy Services for Environmental and Social Impact Assessment for Rehabilitation and Raising of Kamuzu Dam I and DamEvaluation of Kamuzu Dam II for Lilongwe Water Board; Procurement No.: LWB/C/6B Project Name: Second National Water DevelopmentProject? Additional Financing Country: Malawi Project Number: CREDIT NUMBER: IDA 49460 AND GRANTNUMBER: IDA H6900 Bid/Contract Reference No: LWB/C/6B Scope of Contract: Consultancy Services for Environmental andSocial Impact Assessment for Rehabilitation and Raising of Kamuzu Dam I and Dam Evaluation of Kamuzu Dam II Duration of Contract: Nine (9) months Evaluation Currency: United States Dollars Scope of Contract: Thescope of this consultancy is to conduct a detailed environmental and social impact assessment for the rehabilitation andraising of Kamuzu Dam I and associated structures to ensure that requisite environmentaland social mitigation measures commensuratewith national and international standards are recommended. The consultancy will provide useful information to the Client on how thedetailed project may be designed and planned to avoid or mitigate negative impacts and to better capture anticipated environmentaland social benefits. The key thrusts of the consultancy will include: a) To review the preliminary environmentaland social impactassessment studies; b) To assess the adequacy and completeness of preliminary environmental and social impact assessmentsintheprevious studies; c) To prepare environmental and social management and monitoring plan d) To prepare possible resettlementaction plan as aseparate document; e) To prepare a detailed plan on the implementation of mitigation measures and safeguardplans. Minimum Qualifying Technical Score: 70 Consultants' names Nemus WAPCOS Ltd in association with Willy &Partners Engineering Services Naldeo City/Country Lisbon/Portugal Haryana/India Lyon/France Status: Awarded Consultant/Nemus Evaluated Consultant/ WAPCOS Ltd in associationwith Willy &Partners Engineering Services Evaluated Consultant/ Naldeo TechnicalScore 75.24 64.43 63.97 FinancialScore 20.00 Not Applicable Not Applicable CombinedScore 80.19 Not Applicable Not Applicable Criteria SpecificExperience 7.83/10.00 7.33/10.00 5.83/10.00 Work Plan &Methodology 26.00/30.00 19.83/30.00 21.83/30.00 KeyExperts 40.97/55.00 35.50/55.00 35.37/55.00 Localinput 0.44/5.00 1.76/5.00 0.94/5.00 Price as read out EUR159,940.00 Not Applicable Not Applicable Final Evaluation Price EUR159,940.00 Not Applicable Not Applicable Final Negotiated Price EUR170,458.00 Rank 1 2 3 Other Shortlisted Consultant(s)/Firm(s) Consultants' names SMEC International Pty Ltd, Australia INGEROP International Consultant SRK Consulting (South Africa ) Pty Ltd, City/Country Australia Mauritius South Africa Proposal Submitted: No No No

Consultant for Midterm Review of the Project on Increasing Access to Clean and Affordable Decentralised Energy Services in Selected Vulnerable Areas of Malawi

Malawi Country Office - MALAWI | Published August 31, 2017  -  Deadline September 15, 2017
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MW-Financial Sector Technical Assistance - P122616

Financial Sector Technical Assistance Project (FSTAP) | Published April 7, 2016  -  Deadline April 15, 2016
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Expressions Of Interest For A Consultant To Develop A Framework For Leasing Finance RESERVE BANK OF MALAWI FINANCIAL SECTOR TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE PROJECT (FSTAP) Country:                     Malawi Name of Project:        FinancialSector Technical Assistance Project(FSTAP) Consulting Services:    Development of a Framework for Leasing Finance Credit No.                 4897 Mw Project IDNo.          P122616 Date of Issue:             25th March2016 EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST FORA CONSULTANT TO DEVELOP A FRAMEWORK FOR LEASING FINANCE 1.   This Invitation followsthe General Procurement Notice for this Project that appeared in Development Business, of March 29th,2012. 2.   The Government of the Republic of Malawi has received financing from the InternationalDevelopment Association (IDA) of the World Bank toward the cost of the Financial Sector Technical Assistance Project (FSTAP), and intends to apply part of the proceeds for the servicesof a consultant to develop a framework for leasing finance. The Ministry of Finance intends to apply part of the proceeds of this credit topayments under the Contract for a consultant to develop a framework leasing finance. 3.    Background Reserve Bank together withThe Ministry of Finance is implementing Financial Sector   Technical AssistanceProject (FSTAP) with development assistance from the World Bank. The project aims at increasing access to finance for thecurrentlyunbanked, but bankable Malawi population. Ministry of Finance is implementing Component 4 of the FSTAP Project AppraisalDocument (PAD) which is Financial Sector Policy and Governance Capacity and Long-term Finance. The component is supporting the establishment of a policy framework and the legal and institutionalinfrastructure to: facilitate the provision of long term finance; strengthen the Government's capacity toformulate and implementpolicies which support long term financing; develop an infrastructure financing framework; and carry out diagnostic studies to identify short andmedium term solutions to the long term financing challenge in Malawi. Absence of long term creditis one of the major impediments to doing business in Malawi. One of the possible solutions for longterm finance for businesses andindustry is the availability of leasing finance. Acting as an alternative source of funding for long term finance for capitalitems, leasing finance is expected to go some way towards meeting the growing demand for long term finance in the country.Therefore, the Government of Malawi would like to carry out an assessment for the establishment of a leasing finance framework inMalawi. Through this intervention the Government wishes to ascertain what needs to be done to put in place a framework that willmake leasing finance available in amounts, and for durations, that will spur growth and development of the leasingsector. 4.    Objectives of the Study The aim of the study is tocome up with clear practical recommendations for establishing a framework for leasing finance in Malawi that will spur growth andactivity in the sector. Specifically, the study will: · Identify impediments to growth anddevelopment of leasing finance in Malawi; · Assess the policy, legal andmacroeconomic environment in which leasing business operates in the country; · Determine demand and supply for leasingfinance in the country; · Undertake comparative analysis of thesector with other jurisdictions in the region; and ·  Propose legal, regulatory and policy recommendations for the establishment of theleasing finance framework. 5.    Scope of Work In coming up with its recommendation, the consultant is expected to: 3.1                Analyse and review existing policiesand laws, if any, on leasing finance; 3.2                Analyse the macroeconomic environmentin which leasing business is operating; 3.3                Assess challenges currently being facedby the leasing sector; 3.4                Estimate current demand and supply ofleasing products in the different market segments; 3.5                Assess viability of a formal market forsecond hand equipment; 3.6                Analyse the sources of funding andstructure forthe local leasing industry; 3.7                Compare Malawi's leasing market withother countries in the region in terms of: o   Legal and policy framework o   Product diversity o   Total industry credit market to leasing market o   Funding sources for leasing companies 3.8  Identify the key components of the leasing framework (policy, legal andregulatory); 3.9  Make recommendations on how to make leasing sector vibrant; The Consultant will work in close consultation with the Financial Sector Policy Unit (FSPU) inthe Ministry of Finance, Economic Planning and Development and the Study Steering Committee. 6.    Methodology The successful consultant isexpected to come up with a methodology for the study. 7.    Consultant's Deliverables and Timelines 7.1  An inception report after 5 working days; 7.2  Draft Leasing Finance Framework Study report to be discussedwith stakeholders inWorkshop, latest 30 workingdays after commencing theassignment; 7.3  Final and approved Leasing Finance Framework Study report at the end of theassignment, maximum 60 workingdaysafter commencing the assignment. 8.    Duration The study isexpected to be completed within60working days from the time of signing contract with the successfulconsultant. The Consultant should therefore provide a detailed timelinefor executing the study including perceived project risksand contingency plans. 9.    Qualifications and capabilities The candidate mustdemonstrate the following qualificationsand experience 9.1  At least Master's degree in a relevant field such as bankingand finance, businessadministration, and economics; 9.2  Minimum of 5 years work experience for a PhD holder or 10 years work experience for aMaster's degree holder in relevant fields such as leasing, finance and banking; 9.3  Proven track-record in leasing finance consultancy; 9.4  Proven capacity to organize and facilitate workshops and meetings; 9.5   Organizational skills andadherenceto deadlines; and 9.6  Excellent communication and reporting skills, with ability to express ideas clearly,concisely and effectively, both orally and inwriting. 10.  Reporting The consultant will report to the Leasing Finance Framework Steering Committee through  its Chairperson. 11.   Selection of Consultant The Consultant will be selected in accordance with Consultant's Qualifications (CQ) proceduresset out in the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants byWorld Bank Borrowers, of January, 2011 revised in 2014. Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours (8.00 hours to 16.00hours Malawi time). 12.  Submissionof expressionof Interest Interestedindividual consultants must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the servicessubject of these Terms of Reference (i.e. brochures, description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditionsetc.). 13.   Interested consultants may obtain further information at the address below during office hoursi.e. 0900 to 1700 hours local time. 14.  Expressions of interest must be delivered to the addressbelow by 15th April 2016. (Signedby) Project Manager, Financial Sector Technical Assistance Project (FSTAP), Reserve Bank of Malawi, Convention Drive, P.O. Box 30063, Capital City, Lilongwe 3 TEL:   (265) 1 770 600/771600 FAX:  (265) 1 773752 E-mail: josmilner@fstap.org and copy: stsokonombwe@fstap.org

MW-Financial Sector Technical Assistance - P122616

Financial Sector Technical Assistance Project (FSTAP), | Published October 10, 2016  -  Deadline October 21, 2016
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Developing Bond Market Growth Strategies, Regulatory And Supervision Framework For Bond Market And Hedging Instruments In Malawi RESERVE BANK OF MALAWI FINANCIAL SECTOR TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE PROJECT(FSTAP) REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OFINTEREST (INDIVIDUALCONSULTANT) Country:                     Malawi Name of Project:         Financial Sector Technical Assistance Project (FSTAP) Consulting Services:  Consultancy servicesto Develop Bond Market GrowthStrategies, Regulatory and Supervision Framework for BondMarket and Hedging  Instruments in Malawi Credit No.              4897 Mw Project ID No.        P122616 Date of Issue:        07th October 2016 1.   This Invitation follows the General Procurement Notice for this Project that appeared inUN Development Business, ofMarch 29th, 2012. 2.     The Government of the Republic of Malawi has receivedfinancing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Financial Sector Technical Assistance Project (FSTAP), and intends toapplypart of the proceeds of this credit towards eligible costs for the recruitment of a Consultant to Develop Bond Market Growth Strategies, Regulatory and SupervisionFramework for Bond Market and Hedging Instruments in Malawi 3.     The Reserve Bank of Malawi now invites eligible individual consultants toindicate their interest in providing the services. Interested consultants must provide information indicating that they arequalified to perform the services (brochures, description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions, etc.). Selectionwill be based on qualifications and experience stipulated below: a)        A master'sdegree in law, finance, banking and /or economics; b)       10 years'professional experience incapital markets including not less than 5 years in bond markets; c)        Extensiveexposure to relevantinternational standards and good practices in the design development and monitoring of risk-based supervisionand risk assessment methodologies for the financial sector; d)       Extensiveexposure to drafting of laws and regulation in the securities or capital markets specifically regulatory framework for the bondmarket and hedging instruments; and e)        A provenrecord of similar assignments. 4.     The attention of interested Consultants is drawntoparagraph 1.9 of the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants [under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants] by World BankBorrowers, (January, 2011) revised July 2014 ("Consultant Guidelines"),setting forth the World Bank's policy on conflict of interest. 5.    The Consultant will beselected in accordance with Individual Consultants selection procedures set out in the Consultant Guidelines. 6.      Interested consultants mayobtain further information and Terms of Reference at the address below during office hours i.e. 0900 to 1600 hours local time. 7.     Expressions of interest must be delivered, by hand,mail, courier or email to the address below by 21st October 2016. (Signedby) Project Manager, Financial Sector Technical Assistance Project(FSTAP), Reserve Bank of Malawi, Convention Drive, P.O. Box 30063, Capital City, Lilongwe 3 TEL:   (265) 1 770 600/771 600 FAX:   (265) 1 773 752 E-mail: josmilner@fstap.org and copy: stsokonombwe@fstap.org

MW-Energy Sector Project - P099626

 | Published November 4, 2014
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Wind Measurement Study Quality and CostBased Selection Contract Award Notice Scope of Contract: PROCUREMENT OF CONSULTANCY SERVICES TO CONDUCT WIND MEASUREMENT STUDY Minimum Qualifying Technical Score: 75 Consultants'names GRONTMIJ 3E NV Consultant3 Consultant4 Consultant 5 City/Country GlostrupDenmark Belgium N/A N/A N/A Status: AwardedConsult./Firm EvaluatedConsult/Firm EvaluatedConsult/Firm EvaluatedConsult./Firm RejectedConsult./Firm Evaluated Reason TechnicalScore 83.7 82.1000 N/A N/A N/A FinancialScore 100 98.9887 N/A N/A N/A CombinedScore 86.96 85.4778 N/A N/A N/A Criteria SpecificExperience 4.5 4.6 N/A N/A N/A Work Plan &Methodology 21 21.4 N/A N/A N/A KeyExperts 45 47.4 N/A N/A N/A Training 9.2 8.7 N/A N/A N/A Localinput 4.2 0 N/A N/A N/A Price as readout Euro611,204.50 Euro613,250.00 N/A N/A N/A Final EvaluationPrice Euro611,998.00 Euro 613,500.00 N/A N/A N/A Final NegotiatedPrice Euro611,998.00 N/A N/A N/A N/A Rank 1 2 Other Shortlisted Consultant(s)/Firm(s) (these will be allthat "Proposal submitted=no") Consultants'names Fichtner Genivar Exergia Energy and Environment DNVKEMA City/Country StuttgardGermany. Canada Greece Netherlands ProposalSubmitted: No No No No

Information Notice - Malawi - Consulting Services for Design Review, Pre-Contract Services and Supervision of the Rehabilitation of Liwonde - Mangochi Road – Contract Awards – 08 2015

 | Published August 28, 2015
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PUBLICATION OF AWARD OF CONTRACT INFORMATION NOTICE Publication Date: Wednesday, 26th August 2015 Country: Malawi Executing Agency: Malawi Roads Authority Name of Project/Study: Nacala Road Corridor Development Phase IV (Liwonde-Mangochi Road Rehabilitation Project) Loan/Gant Number: 2100150028743 Name of Request for Proposals (RFP): Consulting Services for Design Review, Pre-Contract Services and Supervision of the Rehabilitation of Liwonde - Mangochi Road Selection Method: Quality and Cost Based Selection (QCBS) Date of Publication of EOI: 19th February, 2014 Date of issuance of RFP: 2nd June, 2014 Technical Proposals Opening Date: 18th August, 2014 Financial Proposals Opening Date: 20th February, 2015 Date of approval by the Bank of the draft negotiated Contract: 15th July, 2015 Name of Selected Consultant: Group Consult Global (Botswana) in association with Pamodzi Consulting Engineers (Malawi) Nationality: Botswana/Malawi Address: GROUP Consult Global (Pty) Ltd. in association with Pamodzi Consulting Engineers, Suite 68, Barclays Plaza, Blue Jacket St, P. O. Box 141, Francistown, Botswana Contract Award Price: US$1,802,109.00 One Million, Eight Hundred and Two Thousand, One Hundred and Nine United States Dollars Contract Start Date: 29th July 2015 Contract Duration: 38 Months Summary of Scope of Contract Awarded: - Review of the existing designs and update the detailed engineering design of the road including production of bidding documents - Assist the Roads Authority during the pre-contract stage with issuing of tender documents, conducting the tenderers’ site inspection, providing clarifications during the tender period, evaluating tenders and assisting with contract award, and compiling copies of the works contract for signature. - Supervise and monitor the physical progress and financial status of the construction works on behalf of the Malawi Roads Authority (RA) by ensuring that the works are completed on time, within budget and meeting the acceptable engineering and safety quality. Total Number of proposals Received: Six Name: Group Consult Global in Association with Pamodzi Consulting Engineers Nationality: Botswana/Malawi Address: GROUP Consult Global (Pty) Ltd. In association with Pamodzi Consulting Engineers, Suite 68, Barclays Plaza, Blue Jacket St, P. O. Box 141, Francistown, Botswana Technical points: 86.48% Evaluated Price: US$1,802,109.00 Final Points: 89.18% Ranking: 1 Name: AECO-Abuljebain Engineering Consulting Office, P O Box 35188, Shaab 36052, State of Kuwait Nationality: Kuwait Address P. O. Box 35188, Shaab 36052, State of Kuwait Technical points: 78.23% Evaluated Price: N/A Final Points: N/A Ranking 5 Name: Studi Pianificazione in Association with umar Munshi Associates and in Subconsultancy with Romana Consulting Engineers Nationality: Italy Address: Studi e Pianificazione del Territorio (SPT), 00181 Roma Via Tusoolana 3336, Italy Technical points: 68.57% Evaluated Price: N/A Final Points: N/A Ranking 6 Name: David Consulting Engineers (Malawi) in association with Civil Planning Group (Mozambique) Nationality: Malawi/Mozambique Address: P. O. Box 1055, Lilongwe, Malawi Technical points: 86.78% Evaluated Price: US$2,435,000.00 Final Points: 84.23% Ranking: 3 Name: Intercontinental Consultant and Technocrats (India) in association with RD Consulting Engineers (Malawi) Nationality: India/Malawi Address: A-8 Green Park, New Delhi-110016, India Technical points: 85.26% Evaluated Price: US$1,494,300.00/MWK231,830,280.00 Final Points: 85.72% Ranking: 2 Name: Aurecon Amei in association with Infracon (Romana Consulting Engineers) Nationality: Mauritius/Malawi Address: Ebene House, 3rd Floor 33 Cyber City, Ebene, Mauritius Technical points: 80.19% Evaluated Price: US$2,020,000.00/MWK25,500,000.00 Final Points: 81.46% Ranking: 4 N.B.: Any consultant who wishes to ascertain the grounds on which its proposal was not selected, should request an explanation from the Malawi Roads Authority. In any event, the Bank reserves the right to review any complaint of a bidder at any time following the award.

SATTF Program - Phase 2 Malawi - P145566

Roads Authority | Published November 26, 2014  -  Deadline December 19, 2014
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The Rural Roads Improvement Along The Karonga ? Songwe Section Republic of Malawi Accelerating Malawi's Economic Growth ROADS AUTHORITY REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OFINTEREST (CONSULTING SERVICES ? FIRMSSELECTION) MALAWI:    TRANSPORT SECTOR NAME OF PROJECT - Southern Africa Tradeand Transport Facilitation Program ? APL2 Loan No./Credit No.:                IDAQ8950 PROJECT ID:                                PE-P145566-LEN-BB Assignment Title: The Rural Roads Improvementalong the Karonga ? Songwe Section Reference No.:RA/CON/14/18 The Government of Malawi has received financing from the World Banktoward the cost of thesecond phase of the SouthernAfrica Trade and Transport Facilitation Project (SATTFP-APL2), and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consultingservices. The consulting services ("the Services") include Consulting Services to Undertake a Feasibility Study, DetailedEngineering Design, Pre-Contract Services and Supervision of the Rehabilitation of feeder roads along the Karonga to Songwe Roadsection of the M01 tobe implemented within 24months. The Government of Malawi represented by theRoads Authority (RA) now invites eligible consulting firms ("Consultants") to indicate their interest 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: The consultant shall demonstrate: Number ofyears in the consultancies in the feasibility studies, detailed engineering design, pre-contract services and supervision of roadrelated projectsField ofspecialization of the firmExperience insimilar assignments within the last five yearsQualifications and experience of principals of the firm The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDACredits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers of January 2011, revised 2014 ("Consultant Guidelines"), settingforth the World Bank's policy onconflict of interest. Consultants may associate with other firms in the form of a joint venture or a subconsultancy toenhance their qualifications. A Consultantwill be selected in accordance with the Qualityand Cost Based Selection  method set out in the Consultant Guidelines. Furtherinformation can be obtained at the address below during office hours i.e. 0800 to 1630 hours local time. 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) by19th December 2014. Roads Authority Attn: Daniel Kamoto ? Procurement Specialist Functional Building - Paul KagameRoad Private Bag B346, Lilongwe3 Malawi Tel: +265 1 753 699 Fax: +2651 750 307E-mail: Email: dkamoto@ra.org.mw / ra@ra.org.mw

SATTF Program - Phase 2 Malawi - P145566

Roads Authority | Published November 26, 2014  -  Deadline December 19, 2014
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Consulting Services For The Preparation Of A National Transport Masterplan To Guide The Sustainable Development Ofthe Transport Sector Over The Period 2015 To 2035 Republic of Malawi Accelerating Malawi's Economic Growth ROADS AUTHORITY REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OFINTEREST (CONSULTING SERVICES ? FIRMSSELECTION) MALAWI:    TRANSPORT SECTOR NAME OF PROJECT - Southern Africa Tradeand Transport Facilitation Program ? APL2 Loan No./Credit No.:                IDAQ8950 PROJECT ID:                                PE-P145566-LEN-BB Assignment Title: Consulting Services for thePreparation of a National Transport Masterplan to guide the sustainable development of the transport sector over the period 2015 to2035 Reference No.:RA/CON/14/20 The Government of Malawi has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the second phase of the Southern Africa Trade and Transport Facilitation Project (SATTFP-APL2), and intends to apply part of the proceeds forconsulting services. The consulting services ("theServices") include Consulting Services for the Preparation of a National Transport Masterplan to guide the sustainabledevelopment of the transport sector over the period 2015 to 2035 to be implemented within 30weeks. The Government of Malawi represented by theRoads Authority (RA) now invites eligible consulting firms ("Consultants") to indicate their interest 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: The consultant shall demonstrate: Number ofyears in the consultancies of similar assignmentsField ofspecialization of the firmExperience insimilar assignments within the last five yearsQualifications and experience of principals of the firm The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDACredits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers of January 2011, revised 2014 ("Consultant Guidelines"), settingforth the World Bank's policy onconflict of interest. Consultants may associate with other firms in the form of a joint venture or a subconsultancy toenhance their qualifications. A Consultantwill be selected in accordance with the Qualityand Cost Based Selection  method set out in the Consultant Guidelines. Furtherinformation can be obtained at the address below during office hours i.e. 0800 to 1630 hours local time. 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) by19th December 2014. Roads Authority Attn: Daniel Kamoto ? Procurement Specialist FunctionalBuilding - Paul Kagame Road Private BagB346, Lilongwe 3 Malawi Tel: +265 1753 699 Fax: +2651 750 307E-mail: Email: dkamoto@ra.org.mw / ra@ra.org.mw

MW-Financial Sector Technical Assistance - P122616

Financial Sector Technical Assistance Project (FSTAP) | Published June 16, 2016  -  Deadline July 4, 2016
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Expressions Of Interest For Consultancy Services To Develop Insurance Group-wide Supervision Framework.(individual Consultant) RESERVE BANK OF MALAWI FINANCIAL SECTOR TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE PROJECT (FSTAP) Country:                      Malawi Name of Project:        Financial Sector Technical Assistance Project (FSTAP) Consulting Services:  Development of insurance group-wide supervision framework. Credit No.                   4897 Mw Project ID No.            P122616 Date of Issue:              13thJune 2016 EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST FOR CONSULTANCY SERVICES TO DEVELOPINSURANCE GROUP-WIDE SUPERVISION FRAMEWORK. (INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANT) 1.     This Invitation follows the General Procurement Notice for this Project that appeared in Development Business, of March 29th, 2012. 2.     The Government of the Republic of Malawi has received financing from theInternationalDevelopment Association (IDA) of the World Bank toward the cost of the Financial Sector Technical Assistance Project (FSTAP), and intends to applypart of the proceeds for consultancy services to develop insurance group-wide supervisionframework. 3.     OBJECTIVE OF THEASSIGNMENT The main objective of the assignment isto (1) develop a group-wide supervision framework for insurance groups operating in Malawi, and (2) build RBM's capacity toeffectively carry out supervision of insurance groups. 4.     SCOPE OF THEASSIGNMENT The scope of the assignment shallcoverthe following areas: a.      Defining the scope of group-wide supervision which provide the definition of an insurancegroup for group-wide supervision purposes. b.     Setting preconditions for implementation of group-wide supervision framework. This should include assessment of thefollowing: i.          Supervisory power, legal authority, capacity and capabilities, including skills, resources and experiences to carry outgroup-wide supervision ii.          The ability and willingness to cooperate with other relevant supervisors on cross-borderand/or cross sector basis, includinginformation sharing, in a secureenvironment based on mutual trust, understanding and confidence. iii.          A clear understanding of an insurance group for group-wide supervision (nature, scale and complexity of insurancegroups). c.      Developing group-wide regulatory requirements. At the minimum, the group-wide supervisory frameworkshould include the following: i.          Solvency assessment (group-wide solvency) ii.          Governance, risk management and internal controls (group-wide governance) iii.          Market conduct (group-wide market conduct) iv.          Complexity of group structures v.          Cross-border/cross-sectoral issues, including group-wider supervisors and supervisory colleges vi.          Interplay with legal entity supervision vii.          Non-regulated entities. d.     Developing group-wide supervisory review and reporting (group-wide supervisory assessment). Agroup-wide supervision framework should provide supervisors with the authority to carry out supervisory assessments by providingfor access to information and on-site examination and off-site monitoring. The framework should also provide for remedial orenforcement action to be taken in coordination with other involved supervisors, where required and appropriate. e.      Conducting pilot on-site examination of one insurance group operating in Malawi. f.      Conducting training workshops for RBM staff on group-wide supervision. 5.     DELIVERABLES The Consultant will be required todeliver the following a.      An inception report at the end of the initial visitdefining the scope of group-widesupervision and insurance groups, and assessing the preconditions for group-wide supervision. b.     Group-wide regulatory requirements on solvency, governance, risk management, internalcontrol, market conduct, group structures, cross border/cross sectoral issues, non-regulated entities, and other relevantareas. c.      Off-site and on-site supervisory manuals for use byRBM staff when carrying outgroup-wide supervision. d.     Pilot on-site examination of an insurance group operatingin Malawi. e.      At least two training workshops for RBM staff on group-wide supervision. f.      A comprehensive final report covering all areas of work done and consolidating alldeliverables of the consultancy. 6.     QUALIFICATIONSREQUIREMENTS The consultant must meet all of thefollowing qualifications: a.       Master's degree in Actuarial Science, Economics, Finance or and Business Administration. b.     At least 10 years' experience in the regulation and supervision of insurancecompanies. c.      Strong understanding of insurance group regulation and supervision. 7.     REPORTINGREQUIREMENTS The Consultant will be requiredto reportto the Director of Pension and Insurance Supervision Department of the RBM. 8.     SELECTION OFCONSULTANT The consultant will be selected inaccordance with the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers, of January, 2011revised in 2014. 9.     DURATION OF THEASSIGNMENT The duration of the assignment shall be aperiod of five (5) months from contract signing. 10.  SUBMISSION OF EXPRESSION OF INTEREST Interested individual consultants must provide information indicating that they are qualified toperform the services (i.e. brochures, description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions etc.). Interested consultants may obtain furtherinformation at the address below during office hours i.e. 0900 to 1700 hours local time. Expressions of interest must be delivered to theaddress below by 4th July2016. (Signed by) Project Manager, Financial Sector TechnicalAssistance Project (FSTAP), Reserve Bank ofMalawi, Convention Drive, P.O. Box 30063, Capital City, Lilongwe 3 TEL:   (265) 1 770 600/771 600 FAX:   (265) 1 773 752 E-mail:josmilner@fstap.org and copy: stsokonombwe@fstap.org

MW-Energy Sector Project - P099626

Electricity Supply Commission of Malawi (Energy Sector Project) | Published November 19, 2015  -  Deadline December 8, 2015
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Consultancy Services For The Preparation Of Esia And Rpf Under Energy Sector Support Project THE ELECTRICITY SUPPLY CORPORATION OF MALAWI LIMITED REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST COUNTRY: REPUBLIC OF MALAWI NAME OF PROJECT: ENERGY SECTOR SUPPORT PROJECT (ESSP) Credit No. 49800 and Grant No.H715-MW Implementing Agent: The Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi Limited Assignment Title:  CONSULTANCY SERVICES FOR THE PREPARATION OF ESIA AND RPF UNDER ENERGYSECTOR SUPPORT PROJECT Reference No. ESC 08/PJCT/CS/FY2015-2016 Issue Date: 19th November 2015 The Government of the Republic of Malawi received financing from the World Bank for the Energy SectorSupport Project (ESSP), and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services. The consultingservices ("the Services") are for assessment and preparation of Environmentaland Social Impact Assessment (ESIA), and Resettlement Policy Framework (RPF) for the scope of works covering the construction of new 400kV transmission backbone overhead linestarting at New 400 kV Nkhoma Substation. One branch is running to the west to Zambia, the other one to the north passingsubstations Kasungu and New Bwengu up to Tanzania. A preliminary ESIA hasalready been prepared as part of first phase of the feasibility study and will be available to the consultantafter contractaward. The indicative TORs for thecurrent assignment can be downloaded under Tenders at www.escom.mw. ESCOM now invites eligible consulting firms("Consultants") to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants should provide informationdemonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Assignment. The shortlisting criteria are: 1.     Experience in projects with comparable professional background and shall demonstrateknowledge of the special technical aspects of power transmission technology. 2.     The Consultant shall have and be able to document a strong background in environmental andsocial science, environmental engineering and management. Relevant experiencefrom environmental and socio-economic assignments ininfrastructure and energy projects is mandatory. 3.     Desired qualifications include: (a) Fluency in English (b) Knowledge and understanding ofthe World Bank's Policy on Involuntary Resettlement (c) Experience of working with international organizations and projects 4.      Workexperience in low income developing countries, especially countries of Eastern Africa will be an important asset. 5.     The following key staff willbe required for the assignment: a.    Environmental Assessment Specialist and Environmental and Social Supervisor (Team Leader), b.    Environmental Assessment Specialist c.    Nature Protection/Biodiversity Specialist(s) (EIA) d.    Social Assessment Specialist (SIA / RPF) e.    Legal Specialist (RPF) f.      Non key staff like cultural/historical and social expert, national coordinator of nationalenvironmental team etc. might be included in the offer. The attention of interestedConsultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank's Guidelines:Selection and Employment of Consultants [under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants] by WorldBankBorrowers January 2011("Consultant Guidelines") setting forth the World Bank's policy on conflict of interest. Consultantsmay associate with other firms in the form of a joint venture or a subconsultancy to enhance their qualifications. A Consultant will be selectedin accordance with theSelection Based on the Consultants' Qualifications (CQS) method as outlined in the Consultant Guidelines. Further information can beobtained at the address below during office hours, 0900 to 1700 hours. The Procurement Specialist Attention: Mr. Jack L Thabwa Umoyo House, 3rd Floor Victoria Avenue P.O Box 2047 BLANTYRE MALAWI Tel:               +2651 822 000 Fax:              +265 1 822008 Email:           jthabwa@escom.mw Expressions of interest mustbe clearly marked deposited in a tender box at the address below in person, or by secure mail by 14.00 hours on 8thDecember, 2015. The Chairman, Internal Procurement Committee Annex Building Tender Box No. 1 9 Haile Selassie Road P.O Box 2047 BLANTYRE, MALAWI

MW Skills Development Project - P131660

National Council for Higher Education | Published June 8, 2015  -  Deadline June 16, 2015
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Consultancy For Environmental And Social Impact Assessment NationalCouncil for Higher Education                                                                 MalawiGovernment SKILLS DEVELOPMENT PROJECT (SDP) REQUEST FOREXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (CONSULTINGSERVICES ? INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANT SELECTION) Country                        : Malawi Name ofProject          : SKILLSDEVELOPMENT PROJECT. AssignmentTitle         : CONSULTANCY FORENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL IMPACTASSESSMENT ReferenceNumber      : NCHE/SDP/ESIA/01/0515 IssueDate                    :29th May, 2015 ClosingDate               : 16th June, 2015 1.0              INTRODUCTION TheNational Council for Higher Education (NCHE) is coordinating aGovernment of Malawi Skills Development Project (SDP) with support from theWorld Bank. The SDP is implemented in selected public institutions (ChancellorCollege, Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources, MzuzuUniversity and Polytechnic) and Technical, Entrepreneurship and VocationalEducation and Training Agency (TEVETA). The proposed project aims at developingthe skillsneeded for improving employment outcomes and increasing productivity amongyouth and underserved populations by increasing access, enhancing marketrelevance, and increasing the results orientation of the participatinginstitutions. Additionally, the project aims to strengthen capacitiesof the Ministryof Education, Science and Technology (MoEST), National Council for HigherEducation (NCHE), Technical, Entrepreneurship and Vocational Education andTraining Authority (TEVETA) and participating institutions for policydevelopment, programme planning and implementation. In line with the National EducationSector Policy,the participating institutions in this project will expand equitable access to educationin their programmes under the SDP: A recent study on higher educationinMalawi identified limited and dilapidated infrastructure as a constraint toexpansion of equitable access and improvement of market relevance in theseinstitutions. Consequently, these institutions have submitted improvement plansas part of the proposed SDP detailing their infrastructure needs, which take upa large share of the resources allocated under the project. Given thelargeinvestment in the proposed infrastructure, there is need to ensure that theinfrastructure in the improvement plans is optimum and relevant for thedelivery of the proposed programmes. Initial appraisal of the project under World Bank Safeguards Policieshas indicated potential negative environmental and social impacts andacategory B rating; requiringthe development of Environment and Social Management Plans (ESMP) andResettlement Action Plans (RAP), also required by the Government of Malawi's EnvironmentalManagement Act (1996) and Environmental Social Impact Assessment Guidelines(1997). While most of the SDP ParticipatingInstitutionshave finalised the definition of scope of infrastructure constructionandrehabilitation works, some sites have yet to be identified and alternate sitesmight be under consideration for some of the proposed activities. In accordance with the World Bank'sOperational Policy OP 4.01 (Environment Assessment) and Malawi's EnvironmentManagement Act (60:02), detailed Environmental and Social Impact Assessment(EIA) reports have to be prepared for the infrastructure development andrehabilitation works in all of the proposed sites. The report will detail mainpotential impacts and mitigation measures to be undertaken prior to and duringconstruction phase of the project. In order to achieve this, SDPthrough NCHEseeks the services of an individual consultant to work closely with the participatinginstitutions to carry out Environmental and Social Impact Assessmentsin theseinstitutions. 2.0             SCOPE OF WORK An Environmental and Social Management Framework has beenprepared toguide on environmental screening and management of all sub-projects under SDP.Therein, it is indicated that the project has triggered the followingWorld Bank's Operational Policies: OP 4.01Environmental Assessment   OP 4.12Involuntary Resettlement OP 4.11Physical Cultural Properties Recent screening of the potentialsites has indicated that some of the construction work is likely to take placeon forested land; the consultant will therefore need to conduct furtherscreening to confirm and document the need for triggering OP 4.36 on Forests. In the process of carrying outenvironmentalassessment studies, the consultant should also make due considerationofrelevant Malawi Environmental policies, laws, guidelines, procedures andstandards for implementation of public sector projects in this category. The scope of work to prepare thestudy would involve: (i) baseline studies, through desk review of relevantdocuments available in the country and field studies; (ii) assessmentanddetermination of impacts (to include impact identification, prediction, evaluationand interpretation); and (iii) development of Environmental and SocialManagement for each sub-project for direct project impacts, includingmitigation measures, capacity and awareness building requirements to implementthose measures, and monitoring. 3.0      Objectives Theoverall objective of the consultancy is to develop anEnvironmental and Social Impact Management and Resettlement Plans foreachsub-project of SDP. The expected outputs of theassignment are: i.           Environmental and Social Impact Assessment Report thatincludes an Environmental and Social Management Plan and an Environmental andSocial Monitoring Plan ii.           ResettlementAction Plan. 4.0       Tasks to be carried out The consultant will carry out the following: i.              Collect,analyse and present baseline information on the environmental characteristicsof the existing situation in the proposed project sites. Given that amajorityof sites will be within the confines of pre-selected institutions, thedescription and analysis should include: ·        Physical environment, which includes watercourses, forested areas,trees, etc. ·        Social environment, includingpopulation census and socio-economicactivitieson proposed sites that are likely to be affected during the project, and where appropriateidentify areas of cultural significance, community structures, genderandmembers of vulnerable groups' dynamics, and etc. ii.              Identifyand describe all pertinent legislation, regulations and standards governing theenvironmental quality, solid and liquid waste management, health and safety. iii.              Identifypotential environmental impacts that could result from the project. Describeand analyse all significant changes expected due to the proposed projectsfocusing on both negative and positive impacts. The impacts include environmental,and social impacts which could both be positive or negative. iv.              Analyse anddescribe occupational and health concerns likely toarise as a result of construction and operations of the proposed activities. v.                    Undertake a full public participationand consultations on the positive and negative impacts of the projectamongstthe key stakeholders at District Council level; communities includingparent-teachersassociations, students associations, teachers unions, and other relevant stakeholders. Organise meetings and forumsfor public participation to enable interested and affected parties topresenttheir concerns and opinions regarding the proposed project. a.  Propose feasiblemitigation measures for the identified negative environmentaland social impacts that could result from the proposed project activities. b.  DevelopEnvironmental andSocial Management Plans (ESMP) that willinclude those mitigation measures along with monitoring and institutionalmeasures to eliminate, minimize or reduce to acceptable levels the adverse socialand environmental impacts that could minimize the socio-economic benefits ofthe proposed activities. Provide a cost outlay for the proposed measures aswell as their institutional and financial support mechanisms. c.   Develop anEnvironmental and Social Monitoring Plan (ESMP) whichshall provide specific descriptions and technical details of monitoringmeasures, including parameters to be measured, methods to be applied,andsampling locations, frequency of measurements or data collection, anddefinitions of thresh-holds that will signal the need for corrective actions. TheMonitoring Plan will also describe the monitoring and reporting procedures aswell as the timeframes and implementation mechanisms and provide details of thestaffing requirement and cost outlays for the implementation of the plan. d.  Prepareappropriate Resettlement Action Plans (RAP) in line withthe World Bank policy framework guidelines on Involuntary Resettlement (OP4.12), the Environmental Management Act (1996) and other the legal requirementsof the country. 5.0Report reviews NCHE will establish a ReviewCommittee comprising officials (2 from NCHE, 1 from MoEST and 1 from each participatinginstitution) to guide the consultant. The consultant will produce a series ofreports in English during his/her assignment. The reports will be submitted intriplicate to the Review Committee through the SDP Project Coordinator at NCHEaccording to the following deliverables. 6.0 Deliverablesof the Consultancy Deliverables will besubmitted to NCHE for reviewandapproval through the Skill Development Project Coordinator. The followingdeliverables will be expected from the assignment: # Deliverable TimePeriod Three (3) hard copies of an inceptionreport that clearly illustrates how the assignment shall be executed,including proposed time-lines and milestones. 1 week after contractsigning Three (3) hard copiesofEnvironmental and Social Impact Assessment Report that includes anEnvironmental and Social Management Plan and an Environmental and Social MonitoringPlan as one document for each Participating Institution. 2 weeks afterpresentation of Inception Report. Three (3) hard copies of Resettlement Action Plans for eachParticipating Institution; 1 week aftersubmission of the above reports. Meetings with the institutions to review, deliberate, vet andadopt the above reports. 1 week after thesubmission of the above reports. Final report to NCHE 1 week afterworkshop has been conducted. 7.0 Reporting Mechanism The Consultant will enter into a contract with NCHE andwill report to the SDP Coordinator at NCHE during the entire period of thecontract. 8.0 Timeframefor the Consultancy Duration of thisassignment is 2 months from the date of signing the contract. 9.0 IndicativePaymentTerm The Payment schedule is as follow: # Deliverable Amount Signing of the contract 10% ofcontracted amount Three (3) hard copies of an inceptionreport that clearly illustrates how the assignment shall be executed,including proposed time-lines and milestones. 20%of contracted amount Three (3) hard copies of Environmental and Social Impact  AssessmentReport that includes anEnvironmental and Social Management Plan and an Environmental and Social MonitoringPlan as one document for each Participating Institution. 20%of contracted amount Three (3) hard copiesof Resettlement Action Plans for each ParticipatingInstitution; 20%of contracted amount Meetings with theinstitutions to review, deliberate, vet and adopt the above reports. 20%of contracted amount Finalreport to NCHE 10%of contracted amount 10.0Qualifications The desired person should have: i.        A Master's degree or its equivalent in EnvironmentalStudies, Physical Planning, Architectural Studies or any related field; Experience i.     Have aminimum of 5 years working experience inrelated consultancies; ii.     Demonstrate expertise and practical knowledge ofEnvironmental and Social Impact needs assessment; and iii.     Demonstrate excellence in written and spokenEnglish. 11.0         Location of Assignment The consultancy is based at NCHE Secretariat inLilongwe. 12.0   Conflict ofInterest The attention of interested Consultants is drawnto paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants[under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants] by World Bank Borrowers  January,2011. ("Consultant Guidelines"), settingforth the World Bank's policy on conflict of interest. 13.0   SelectionCriteria A Consultant will be selected inaccordance with the Individual Consultants Selection (IC) method set out in theConsultant Guidelines. 14.0   Furtherinformation Further information can be obtained attheaddress below at paragraph (12) during office hours from 8.00 to 12.00; 13.00to 16.00 hours local time (Monday to Friday, except national public holidays). 15.0    Submission Expressions of interest must bedelivered in a written form to the address below at paragraph (16) (in person,or by mail, or by e-mail) by16thJune ,2015. Late EOIs willbe rejected. The EOIs must be clearlymarked "Expression of Interest forIndividual Consultant on Environmental and Social Impact Assessment."  Applicationsshould enclose detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV), plus names of 3 (three)traceable referees. 16.0   Address for the Clarification,further detailsand submission of the EOIs: The SDP Project Coordinator, (Attn: The ProcurementSpecialist) Skills Development Project (SDP), Physical Address: NationalCouncil for Higher Education, HBHouse, Block A AlongPaul Kagame Road, Next to Chipiku Plus, Postal Address: Private Bag B371, Lilongwe3, Malawi. Phone  : +265 01 755 884 Email   : rchinula@nche.ac.mw :rchinula@gmail.com : fmazaza@nche.ac.mw :fynessmazaza@yahoo.co.uk

MW- Second AF to Ag SWAp Support Project - P148964

Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development | Published January 10, 2015  -  Deadline February 10, 2015
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Study On Review Of Modalities For Draw Down Of Maize From The Strategic Grain Reserve For Emergency And Non Emergency Purposes Name of Country     :           Malawi Name of Project      :          Second Additional Financing to the Malawi Agricultural                                            Sector Wide Approach Programme-SupportProject Credit Number         :          IDA44760; TF090305 Assignment Title     :           Consultancy servicesto ReviewModalities for Drawdown Of Maize from the Strategic Grain Reserve forEmergency                                       and non-emergency Purposes Reference No:ADP-SP/C/28 EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (EOI) FOR A STUDY ON REVIEW OF MODALITIES FOR DRAWDOWN OFMAIZE FROM THE STRATEGIC GRAIN RESERVE FOR EMERGENCY AND NON EMERGENCY PURPOSES As part of the implementation of the Agriculture Sector Wide Approach Programme-Support Project, theMinistry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development intends to apply part of the proceeds for consultingservices to Review the Modalities for Drawdown of Grain from the Strategic Grain Reserve (SGR) forEmergency and Non-EmergencyPurposes. Overall Objective of the Study The study seeks to ensure that the Strategic Grain Reserve has clear guidelines for bothemergency and non emergency management and release of maize from the Strategic Grain Reserve (SGR) Scope and Methodology of Work for the Consultant The consultant will be expected to undertake themain following tasks: Ø  Review  and critically assess the overallgovernance and management of the SGR Reviewcurrent guidelines for grain management andSGR operations Ø  Assess the operations of NFRA; Analyse the management and operations of the SGR usingregional andinternational standards; Ø  Assess the performance of market operations. Ø  Draw lessons and Explore alternative options based on international experience andreferences Ø  Assess carry over grain requirement for the country taking into account current populationand emerging market systems. Ø  Clearly define procedures for release of grain from SGR for Emergency and Non-Emergencypurpose. Ø  Define financing operations under emergency grain reserve. Ø  Assess the current SGR options for maintaining physical stocks  and propose alternative options outlining the positive and negative sides of each alternativeoption. Qualifications The consultant's team should cover at least the following core competences: (i) stronganalytical capacities in economic and policy analysis, strong knowledge of food security issues in Africa and sound experience insupporting agricultural policy elaboration and decision-making processes; and (ii) hand-on knowledge of theoperational,technical and financial management of public stock programs. The consultant should present sound references in supporting similar analyses in otherdeveloping countries, in Africa and outside. Submission of Expression ofInterest Interested applicants who meet the above mentionedrequirements should submit their applications  together with detailed competences and relevant references on 10thFebruary, 2015. Theattention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants [under IBRD Loansand IDA Credits & Grants] by World Bank Borrowers Consultants will be selected inaccordance with theSelection Based on the Consultant's Qualifications as set out in the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers, June 2011. Interested consultants may obtain further information at the address below during office hours from 0900 to 1700 hours local time. The Chairman, Internal Procurement Committee (IPC) Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development(MoAIWD) Room No 76, Capital Hill Circle, P/Bag 328, Lilongwe, Malawi Tel:  +265(0) 1 789 046 Fax: +265 (0) 1 789216 Email:petershaba@ymail.com Signed by The Chairman, InternalProcurement Committee

MW-Financial Sector Technical Assistance - P122616

Financial Sector Technical Assistance Project (FSTAP) (Reserve Bank of Malawi) | Published February 4, 2016  -  Deadline March 3, 2016
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Systems Audit For The Automated Transfer System (ats) RESERVE BANK OF MALAWI FINANCIAL SECTOR TECHNICAL ASSISTANCEPROJECT (FSTAP) Country:                     Malawi Name of Project:        Financial Sector Technical Assistance Project(FSTAP) Consulting Services:    Systems Audit for the Automated Transfer System (ATS) Credit No.                  4897 Mw Project ID No.            P122616 Date of Issue:             5th February, 2016 EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST FOR CONSULTING SERVICES FOR SYSTEMS AUDIT FOR THEAUTOMATED TRANSFER SYSTEM(ATS) 1.      This Invitation follows the General Procurement Notice for this Project thatappeared in Development Business, ofMarch 29th,2012. 2.     The Government of the Republic ofMalawi has received financing from the International Development Association (IDA) of the World Bank toward the cost of the Financial Sector Technical Assistance Project (FSTAP), and intends to apply part of theproceeds for consultant services. TheReserve Bank of Malawi (RBM)intends to apply part of the proceeds of this credit to payments under the Contract for consulting services forSystems audit for the Automated Transfer System(ATS). 3.    The Reserve Bank of Malawi now invites eligible consultants to indicate their interest in providing the services.Interested consultants must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services (brochures, descriptionof similar assignments, experience in similar conditions, availability of appropriate skills among staff, etc.). Consultants mayassociate to enhance their qualifications. 4.    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 (current edition). 5.     Interested consultants may obtain further information and Terms of Reference at the address below during office hours i.e. 0900 to 1700 hours local time. 6.     Expressions of interest must be delivered to the addressbelow by 3rd March 2016. (Signedby) Project Manager, Financial Sector Technical Assistance Project(FSTAP), Reserve Bank of Malawi, Convention Drive, P.O. Box 30063, Capital City, Lilongwe 3 TEL:   (265) 1 770 600/771 600 FAX:  (265) 1 773 752 E-mail: josmilner@fstap.org and copy: stsokonombwe@fstap.org