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Consulting, HIV surveillance systems (WHO) - DEADLINE EXTENSION

United Nations (UN) | Published January 1, 1970  -  Deadline March 20, 2031
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Consulting, evaluation of a malaria vaccination program

United Nations (UN); WHO | Published January 1, 1970  -  Deadline June 20, 2029
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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-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

MW-Energy Sector Project - P099626

MINING GOVERVANCE AND GROWTH SUPPORT PROJECT | Published October 17, 2014  -  Deadline October 31, 2014
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Consultancy For The Design And Installation Of Geological Data Management Information Systems MINING GOVERVANCE AND GROWTH SUPPORTPROJECT MINISTRY OF NATURAL RESOURCES, ENERGY AND MINING REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONOF INTEREST (CONSULTING SERVICES-FIRMS SELECTION) Country:Malawi Name of Project: Mining Governance and Growth SupportProject Assignment Title: Consultancy for the Design and Installationof Geological Data Management Information Systems ProcurementReference Number: MNREE/MGGSP/ COMP-C/C/04 IssueDate: 18th October, 2014 1.0    Background This Invitation for Expression of Interest (EOI) follows theGeneral Procurement Notice for this Project that appeared in the UN Development Business onlineof 23rd June,2011. The Government of Malawi (GoM) through the Ministry of NaturalResources, Energy and Mining is implementing the Mining Governance and Growth Support Project(MGGSP) with support from the WorldBank and European Union.  Among others, the Projecthas a component topromote the mineral sector. One of the objectives under this component is to establish a Geodata Management Center in order todigitise, store, and increase on-line access to geo data which will be stored and managed by a web-based application calledGeological Data Management Information System (GDMIS) which is integrated into GIS environment. Geological information isessential to the Government to understand the country's mineral potential as well as for a number of applications likeenvironmental management or land use planning. However, the information needs to be stored and made accessible to users, includingpotential investors. Public access provides the underlying rationale for the investment of public funds in acquiring and managingthe geo-data. The web-based application will allow timely, secure, andtransparent storage of data, easy handling of storages, processing and retrieval of large quantities of data, flow of information,searching and sorting of specific information uniformly, accurately, quickly and easy generation of reports and permittingintegration of graphic data. The GDMIS will be a real-time, role-based, conditional access system with entering the data onreal-time basis using the web andthe data getting stored and updated in designated central servers. It is expected that the GDMIS will have three components whichare: administrative system (back end), web based system interfaced with the user via internet(front end) and the underline databasewhich will be interfaced (several servers). To achieve thisdesire of establishing a GDMIS, theMinistry would like to seek services of a consulting firm to undertake the assignment as specified in the scope ofwork. 2.0    Scope of Work The consultant will design, develop, implement and train users of Geological Data ManagementInformation System (GDMIS). This system should provide suitable, flexible, interactive and user-friendly tools to allow collationof inputs as well as integration andexploitation of available information from various Geological Survey staff and from other inputmedia. The system should also produce standard reports and disseminate information to the general public in a systematic way. 2.1 Objectives of the Assignment The objective of the assignment is to ensure that a web-based GDMISis designed, developed and installed in the Geo-data Management Center (GDC) and that on the one hand staff is properly trained tomanage the data, and on the other the general public have full access to the data. 2.2 Specific Tasks The consultants' duties and responsibilities willinclude but will not necessarily be limited tothe following: i.             Review  Geological Data Management SystemReport by Dr. Andy Killick and complete the inventory of existing geological data as needed ii.           Organize and supervise the scanning and digitizing of existing analoguegeological, geo-chemical,geo-physical and geo-hazard data (includingreports, maps and related literature). Designand develop a GDMIS application according to common sets of fundamental GIS design steps; qualities of good database   and according to international best practices. These willinclude; a.      Carrying out system analysis anddesigning of the system architecture. b.     Developing an application prototype c.      Carrying out Meta data repositoryanalysis iii.         Develop the geo-database (Implementation phase) iv.         Deploy the database system GDMIS (implementation of the system) v.           Produce system user manuals ( such a system will provide appropriate security and access protocolsand relevant fee arrangements, consistent with normal mineral industry practices) vi.         Train database users for inputting, using, managing, updating and verifying data atdifferentlevels a.       Training for all members of staff working with theGDMISpreferably by a GIS expert and a geoscientist b.      Training for system administrator and Network administrator. 3.0   Invitation forExpression of Interest TheMinistry of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining now invites eligible Consulting Firms to indicate their interest in providing theservices. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualificationsand relevantexperience to undertake the assignment as follows: The team leader must: Possess aBSc/ MSc in Geosciences orrelated field.Be experienced geoscientist with a strong database and GISbackground; 3+ years of    experience in heading the projects of similar nature and overall experience of 8yearsHave at least 5 years of experience in designing and developing databases software of similarnature; Have headed minimumthree end-to-end software development projects with similar level of intricacies.Have  at least three years of experiencein undertaking similar assignments in the African region; ·         Have a good command of written and spoken English. 4.0    The shortlistingcriteria Interested firms must provide information indicating that they are qualified to provide the services throughprovision of thefollowing; a)      Brochures or any information giving overall outlook of the firm in terms of corebusiness and general capacity b)      Not less than 10 years in consultancy related to theassignment c)      Evidence of experience in similar conditions d)     Availability of appropriate skills among staff 5.0    SelectionCriteria The Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Quality and Cost Based Selection Method set out inthe Consultant Guidelines. 6.0    Conflict ofInterest The attention of interested consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank's Guidelines: Selectionand Employment ofConsultants (under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants) by World Bank Borrowers January, 2011, setting forththe World Banks' policy onconflict of interest. 7.0    FurtherInformation Further information can be obtained at the address below during working hours from 08 - 12 and 13 ? 16 hourslocal time (Monday to Friday) except National Public Holidays. 8.0    How toSubmit Expression of Interest must be delivered in written form to the address in paragraph 10 below (in person orby email or by mail) by 31st October, 2014. Late bids will automatically be rejected. The EOI must be clearly marked, "Expression of Interestfor Consultancy for the Design and Installation of Geological Data Management Information Systems for theMining Governance and Growth Support Project.'' 9.0   Address for Clarification, further details and submission of theEOIs: The Project Coordinator Mining Governance and GrowthSupport Project Attention: The ProcurementSpecialist andrew.mopiha@mggsp.gov.mw Telephone:  +265 1 759 906 / +265 999 698 536 Fax; +265 1788689 Physical Address: Mining Governance and GrowthSupport Project (MGGSP) Ministry of NaturalResources, Energy and Mining Area4 Next to ImmigrationDepartment Opposite Plant and VehicleHire Organization (PVHO) Lilongwe Malawi Postal Address: Mining Governance and GrowthSupport Project (MGGSP) Ministry of NaturalResources, Energy and Mining (MNREM) Private Bag350 CapitalCity Lilongwe3 Malawi Telephone: + Tel. +265 1759906/07 Email: malawimining.growth@mggsp.gov.mw/ andrew.mopiha@mggsp.gov.mw TheChairperson (InternalProcurement Committee) MINISTRY OF NATURAL RESOURCES, ENERGY AND MINING (MNREM)

MW-Energy Sector Project - P099626

 | Published November 4, 2014
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Fufu Feasibility Study Quality and CostBased Selection Contract Award Notice Scope of Contract: PROCUREMENT OF CONSULTANCY SERVICES TO CONDUCT FEASIBILITY STUDY FOR THE PROPOSED FUFU HYDRO POWER PROJECT. Minimum Qualifying Technical Score: 75 Consultants'names ARTELIA EAU and Environment FICHTNER COBA consultores Consultant4 Consultant 5 City/Country Echirolles/ France Stuttgart/ Germany Lisbon/ Portugal N/A N/A Status: AwardedConsult./Firm EvaluatedConsult/Firm EvaluatedConsult/Firm EvaluatedConsult./Firm RejectedConsult./Firm Evaluated Reason TechnicalScore 85.28 88.98 76.60 N/A N/A FinancialScore 100 65.74 79.00 N/A N/A CombinedScore 88.22 84.33 77.08 N/A N/A Criteria SpecificExperience 5 4.8 3.2 N/A N/A Work Plan &Methodology 21.2 23.4 21 N/A N/A KeyExperts 49.08 50.78 43.8 N/A N/A Training 10.0 5.6 8.6 N/A N/A Localinput 0 0 0 N/A N/A 85.28 88.98 76.6 Price as readout Euro 852,439.00 MK36,690,00 Euro 1,296,765.00 Euro 1,079,025.00 MK12,223,547 N/A N/A Final EvaluationPrice Euro852,439.00 MK36,690,00 Euro 1,296,765.00 Euro 1,079,025.00 MK12,223,547 N/A N/A Final NegotiatedPrice Euro852,439.00 MK36,690,000. Euro 1,296,765 Euro 1,079,025.00 MK12,223,547 N/A N/A Rank 1 2 3 Other Shortlisted Consultant(s)/Firm(s) (these will be allthat "Proposal submitted=no") Consultants'names Fichtner COBA Knight Piesold Lahmeyer &Stucky City/Country StuttgardGermany. Lisbon/ Portgal Johannesburg/SouthAfrica ProposalSubmitted: No No No

MW-Energy Sector Project - P099626

Energy Sector Support Project (ESSP) | Published November 11, 2014  -  Deadline November 24, 2014
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Consultancy Services For Design And Management Support Of Demand-side Management & Energy Efficiency Programme THE ELECTRICITY SUPPLY CORPORATION OF MALAWI LIMITED REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONSOFINTEREST COUNTRY                                :   REPUBLIC OF MALAWI NAME OF PROJECT                :   ENERGY SECTOR SUPPORT PROJECT (ESSP) Credit No 4980 and Grant No. H715-MW Implementing Agent           :   The Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi Limited Assignment Title                   :   CONSULTANCY SERVICES FOR DESIGN AND MANAGEMENT SUPPORT OF DEMAND-SIDE MANAGEMENT & ENERGY EFFICIENCYPROGRAMME Reference No                        :  ESC 078B/CS/FY2013-2014 The Government of the Republic of Malawireceived financing from the World Bank for the Energy Sector Support Project (ESSP), and intends to apply part of the proceeds forconsulting services. The consulting services ("the Services")include provision of expert support in the design, capacity building, implementation and monitoring & evaluation for the DemandSide Management (DSM) and  Energy Efficiency activities of the project ("component")being managed by the Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi Limited (ESCOM). The Services include: Provide advisory services to ESCOM on the marketing research which will be used for selectingareas/customers, planning forthe promotion/ sensitization of products, planning for monitoring / evaluation and identification of project implementationchallenges and risks. Provide criteria and justification selection of targeted areas/ customers by taking into account impact, levels of acceptanceand implementation challenges and existing direct and supporting infrastructure. Recommend and justify component (s) that will be implemented under this project with proposedtechnical designs ,specifications and installation plandDesign Marketing Communication strategies for the selected products / components and recommendincentives if any that may be required to promote customeracceptance of the recommended component (s) / product(s). Support ESCOM with supervision of works , monitoring and evaluation  of theproject Support ESCOM in building human and technology capacity in planning, implementation, monitoring  and evaluation of DSMproject ; and ESCOM now inviteseligible consulting firms ("Consultants") to indicate their interest in providing the Services. InterestedConsultants shouldprovide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform theServices/Assignment. The shortlistingcriteria are:- 1.       At least threeyears' experience in consultancy works related to electricity Demand Side Management and Energy Efficiency Programs involvingactive load control / management of hot water geysers. 2.       Two of the key staffmust have sound technical background such as electrical Engineering or telecommunications Engineering and ten (10) years experiencein Demand Side Management 3.       Firm must haveworked on at least two similar contracts in the past five years within the Region. 4.       Must have sometechnical knowledge and experience in  direct or remote load control / management ofcustomers appliances / demand using any of the existing technologies such as ripple , wireless or smart metering technologies This expression ofinterest will lead to short-listing of eligible firms who will be invited to submit proposals to carry out the Consultancy Servicesfor Design & Management of ESCOM Demand-Side Management (DSM) & Energy Efficiency (EE) Programme. The attention of interested Consultants isdrawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants [under IBRD Loans andIDACredits & Grants] by World Bank Borrowers January 2011("Consultant Guidelines") setting forth the World Bank's policy on conflict of interest. Consultants mayassociate with other firms in the formof a joint venture or a subconsultancy to enhance theirqualifications. A Consultant will be selected in accordancewith the Selection Based on the Consultants' Qualifications (CQS) method as outlined in the ConsultantGuidelines. Further informationcan be obtained at the address below during office hours, 0900 to 1700hours. The Procurement Specialist Attention: Mr. Jack L Thabwa Umoyo House, 3rd Floor Victoria Avenue P.O Box 2047 BLANTYRE MALAWI Tel:                +265 1 822 000 Fax:               +265 1 822008 Email:            jthabwa@escom.mw Expressions of interest must be clearly markeddeposited in a tender box atthe address below in person, or by secure mail by 14.00 hours on 24th November,2014. The Chairman, Internal Procurement Committee Annex Building Tender Box No. 1 at IT Reception 9 Haile Selassie Road P.O Box 2047 BLANTYRE MALAWI

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- 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

Quality Assurance Consultancy Services (for construction) for KGIS Programme- Phase II

United Nations Children's Fund | Published January 16, 2015  -  Deadline February 2, 2015
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UNICEF Malawi seeks to engage a competent consulting firm for the provision of project management inclusive procurement and quality assurance services for the construction of sanitation facilities and the provision of technical training of water point committees under Phase II of the KGIS initiative.

MW-Energy Sector Project - P099626

Energy Sector Support Project (ESSP) | Published March 13, 2015  -  Deadline April 7, 2015
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Consultancy Services To Conduct Environmental And Social Impact Assessments (esia) For The Proposed Chimgonda And Mpatamanga Hydropower Projects Government of theRepublic of Malawi MINISTRY OF NATURALRESOURCES ENERGY AND MINING REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (CONSULTING SERVICES ? FIRMS SELECTION) COUNTRY:                                         Malawi NAME OF PROJECT:                 Energy Sector Support Project (ESSP) Credit No.:                                        IDA4980 Assignment Title: Consultancy Services to conduct Environmental and Social Impact Assessments (ESIA) for theProposed Chimgonda and Mpatamanga Hydropower Projects Reference No. : MoE/WB/ESSP/2.3/B The Government of Malawi has receivedfinancing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Energy Sector Support Project and intends to apply part of the proceeds forconsulting services to conduct separate Environmental and Social Impact Assessments ("the Services") for the proposed Chimgonda andMpatamanga hydropower projects. The primary objective of the Servicesis to prepare two separate Environmental and Social Impact Assessments for the development of the proposed Chimgonda and Mpatamangahydropower projects, and associated transmission lines to the nearest grid substations. The ESIA will analyse the environmental and social implications of the proposed projectactivities and develop Environmental and Social Management Plans for project activities.  The ESIA are intended to help prevent, minimize,or mitigate any adverse environmental and social impacts, while enhancing the positive impacts of the projects.   Separate Resettlement Policy Frameworks/ Action Plans willalso be prepared for the two hydropower projects to guide the compensation and resettlement process of any activities that mightlead to displacement of people. Analysis of project activities would be undertaken to examine these aspects and this wouldalso draw upon other studies and the existing experience from implementation of similar activities. The services are required over a period of Twelve months and will beconducted as much as possible in parallel with the technical studies on Chimgonda and Mpatamanga hydropower projects. The Ministry of Natural Resources Energy and Mining now invites eligibleconsulting firms ("Consultants") to indicate their interest in providing the Services. InterestedConsultants should provideinformation demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services. The short-listing criteria are: 1.       Atleast five years of knowledge and experience in similar feasibility studies for hydropowerprojects, 2.       Five years in preparation of ESIA, geological, economical and hydrological studies for hydropowerprojects and dams, 3.  At least one year of undertaking similar assignments in Africa, preferably under World Bank procurement rulesand guidelines. The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of theWorld Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants [underIBRDLoans and IDA Credits & Grants] by World Bank Borrowers dated January 2011 ("Consultant Guidelines"), setting forth the WorldBank's policy on conflict of interest. Consultants may associate with other firms in the form of a joint ventureor a sub consultancy to enhance their qualifications. A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Quality and Cost Based Selection (QCBS)method set out in the Consultant Guidelines. Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours 0800 to 1700 hours from Monday to Friday: The Project Coordinator, Ministry of Natural Resources Energy and Mining, Capital Hill, Private Bag 350, Capital Hill, Lilongwe 3, Malawi. Tel: +265 (0) 1 789 488 Fax: +265 (0) 1 788 689 E-mail: lewismhango@yahoo.co.uk Expressions of interest in sealed envelope mustbe delivered to the address below by 7th April, 2015. The Chairman, Internal ProcurementCommittee Ministry of Energy Private Bag 350 Capital Hill, Lilongwe, Malawi

MW:Shire Valley Irrigation Project - P125473

SHIRE VALLEY IRRIGATION PROJECT | Published March 26, 2015  -  Deadline April 14, 2015
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Recruitment Of Communication And Community Development Specialist For The Proposed Shire Valley Irrigation Project(svip) MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE, IRRIGATION AND WATER DEVELOPMENT SHIREVALLEY IRRIGATION PROJECT REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (CONSULTING SERVICES ? INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANTSSELECTION) Country           :                        Malawi Name of Project                       : Shire ValleyIrrigation Project. Assignment Title                       : Recruitment of Communication andCommunity Development Specialist for the proposed Shire Valley Irrigation Project (SVIP). Reference Number                  :019/SVIP/06/12 Issue Date                                  : 25th March, 2015 1. Background The Government of Malawi with support from the World Bank and the African Development Bank is preparing theShire Valley Irrigation Project (SVIP). Thedevelopment objective of the SVIP is to sustainably improve agricultural productivity and production leading to economic growth andreduction of rural poverty in the Lower Shire Valley, by establishing market-linked smallholder farming venturesand professionallyoperated irrigation services. The project involves the phased development of 42,500 hain Chikhwawa and Nsanje Districts. The preparations involve comprehensivestudies necessary for appraising technical feasibility, socio-economic viability and environmental sustainability of the SVIP.  The project preparation duration is two years. The Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development now invites applications from suitably qualified candidates tofill the position of Communication and Community Development Specialist (CCDS) within the Project Technical Team (PTT). The PTTwill be composed of the Coordinator, Irrigation Engineer, Communication and Community Development Specialist, Office Manager andinter-ministerial task force. The main responsibility of the CCDS will be to organise and coordinate the preparatory studies forthe SVIP on social aspects to ensure synergy of the deliverables. The contract period is 18(eighteen) months. However, theconsultant will be engaged on part time basis with initial 3 monthscontinuous and thereafter bi monthly two week missions. Theappointment will be on a contract basis. 2. Scope of works The CCDS will be responsible for ensuring effective coordination, organization and timely sharing of data andinformation among the different consultants engaged on the SVIP. In addition, the CCDS will ensure different consultants take intoaccount all social aspects in undertaking of the SVIP studies. The CCDS will lead the social component in the overall projectpreparation process. He/She will, at a minimum,on a monthly basis present a progress report to the Project Technical Team Coordinator, highlighting a synthesis of progressagainst planned actions, key challenges and proposed management decisions. The CCDS will assist in this process through supportingthe delivery of timely reports. Detailed Terms of Reference (ToRS) are available on request. 3. Invitation for Expressionof Interest ·         The Secretary for Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development now invites eligibleIndividual Consultants to indicate theirinterest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the requiredqualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services. 4. The shortlisting   Criteria are: The followingcriteriawill be used to the individual consultants: a)      Key Qualifications :A minimum of postgraduate qualification inCommunication, Sociology,Community development, legal or any relevant discipline b) Proof of experience in water or rural development projects of not less than 10,000 Ha in developingcountries. c) Not less than 15(fifteen) years' experience in Communication relatedconsultancy. d) Not less than 5(five) years experience in donor funded projects. e) Experience and/or familiarity with Government, World Bank and African Development Bank procurementprocedures. f) Evidence of experience in similar conditions and communication in English language. 5. Location of Assignment The CCDS will be based in Blantyre, but will be required to travel regularly and extensively to the project area (Chikhwawa&Nsanje) and work closely with aninter-ministerial Task Force in Lilongwe to ensurethat progress follows project plans and thatappropriate support is provided for project activities. 6. Duration of Employment The assignment is for an initial period of 18 months and the appointment will be on a contract basis. The consultant will beengaged on part time basis with initial 3 months continuous and thereafter bi monthly two week missions. 7.Reporting: She/He will report to the Project Technical Team Coordinator. 8.Conflict of Interest The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of theWorld Bank's Guidelines: Selectionand Employment of Consultants [underIBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants] by World Bank Borrowers January, 2011.("Consultant Guidelines"), setting forth the World Bank's policy onconflict of interest. 9. SelectionCriteria A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Individual Consultants Selection(IC) methodset out in the Consultant Guidelines. 10.Furtherinformation Further information can be obtained at the address below at paragraph (12) during office hours from 8.00 to 12.00; 13.00 to16.00 hours local time (Monday to Friday, except national public holidays). 11. Submission Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form tothe address below at paragraph (9)(in person, or by mail, or by e-mail) by 14th April, 2015. Late EOIs will be rejected. The EOIsmust be Clearly marked "Expression Of Interest For Recruitment of Communication and Community development Specialist For SVIP."Applications shouldenclose detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV), plus names of 3(three) traceable referees. 12. Address for theClarification, further detailsand submission of the EOIs: The Project Coordinator: Shire Valley Irrigation Project, Physical Address:            Departmentof Irrigation; Off Paul Kagame Road. Next to Poisons Board Postal Address: P.O Box30797, Lilongwe3, Malawi. Phone              : +265 01 752122 Facsimile         : +265 01 751459 Email               : mwalabu2005@yahoo.co.uk Signed The Chairperson (Internal Procurement Committee) MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE, RRIGATION ANDWATER DEVELOPMENT

MW- Second AF to Ag SWAp Support Project - P148964

AGRICULTURE SECTORWIDE APPROACH SUPPORT PROJECT | Published April 7, 2015  -  Deadline April 27, 2015
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Expression Of Interest For Consultancy Services For The Review, Design And Specification Of Permits Issuing Systemfor The Department Of Immigration MINISTRY OF INDUSTRY AND TRADE AGRICULTURE SECTORWIDE APPROACH SUPPORTPROJECT MULTIDONOR TRUSTFUND EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR CONSULTANCYSERVICES FOR THE REVIEW,DESIGN AND SPECIFICATION OF PERMITS ISSUING SYSTEM FOR THE DEPARTMENTOFIMMIGRATION 1.          BACKGROUND Agriculture is one of thekey priority areas identified in theMalawi Growth and Development Strategy (MGDS II) and the Economic Recovery Plan to ensure sustainable growth. The goal within theMGDS II is to increase agricultural productivity and diversification, thereby increasing the agriculture sector's contribution tosustainable economic growth. An efficient agricultural market is essential for the development of the agricultural sector.Byproviding outlets and incentives for increased production, the marketing system contributes greatly to the commercialization ofsubsistence farmers. Furthermore, the Doing Business environment within which agricultural markets operate has a fundamental effecton the functioning of the agricultural marketing system. Doing Business reforms can play an important role in making the marketingsystem more effective andefficient by removing unnecessary restrictions and by establishing a sound framework for commercialtransactions to reduce uncertainty in the market. Recognising the importance of agriculture, the Government ofMalawi is implementing the Agricultural Sector Wide Approach (ASWAp). ASWAp is a single comprehensive programme and budgetframework for investments across the agriculture sector.  The programme is implementedthrough the Agricultural Sector Wide Approach Support Project (ASWAp-SP), which is funded by several donors and developmentpartners who have established a Multi Donor Trust Fund (MTDF) through the World Bank. These donors include EU, Norway, DFID, IrishAid, FICA and USAID. One of the focus areas ofthe programme is to improve theagricultural business enabling environment in support of agricultural diversification, a more market oriented agriculture andintegration into agricultural value chains and regional markets. Under the coordination of the Ministry of Industry and Trade, theproject is intended to finance consultancies and training required to facilitate legal and regulatory reforms and otheractivitiesaimed at improving the business environment and agricultural commercialization. One of the important areas affecting the agribusinessenvironment and agricultural commercialization in Malawi is the lengthy and costly process of obtaining Business Residence Permits(BRPs) and Temporary Employment Permits (TEPs). Most foreign investors struggle to obtain BRPs and TEPs partly because there islittle automation in the system and the records are still manual. If Malawi is to attract foreign direct investment in theagricultural sector, especially in commercial farming and agricultural processing, there is need to improve and automate the permitissuance system. Improvement of the system will enable investors in the agricultural sector to settle in quickly and also to bringin expertise that is currently lacking in the sector. In view of this ASWAP-SP is seeking the services of companyor group of consultants with expertskills in permits issuing and development to assist the Department ofImmigration (DOI) in thedevelopment and implementation of an automation program that will see the introduction of a computerized permits platform, aimed atimproving the Department's operations in the delivery of its permits responsibilities. 2.         OBJECTIVES OF THE CONSULTANCY /ASSIGNMENT The general objective of the assignment is to help the officeof the Chief Immigration Officer (CIO) undertake a comprehensive review of permits issuance processes and procedures with a view toimprove efficiency in the delivery of permits-processing services.  The goal is toenable Malawi to have an efficient, effective and sustainable system in place for the issuance, processing, monitoring and controlof permits.  It is expected that the accomplishment of this assignment will be guidedby the following outcomes: ?           Reduction in the number of days to issue business residencepermits, temporary employment permits and permanentresidence permits through reducing time and cost of compliance with permitsprocessing procedures; ?           Improvement in  the efficiency of permits processing services through simplifying and streamliningprocedures for issuance and control of permits, and automating the immigration permit registryfunction; ideally making the process of issuance and monitoring more efficient and equitable; 3.         NEED FORCONSULTANCY In view of the above objectives and the impendingintroduction of an automated permits-processing system, there is need to prepare the DOI for the reforms and automation of thepermits-processing services in order to streamline the processes that clients or stakeholders must comply with when processing apermit. The DOI is therefore seeking the services of consultants toprovide high quality and consistent support with the implementation and monitoring of the appropriate permits-issuingsolution.  Therequirement is for a suitably qualified and experienced consulting firmwith expert skills in permits and development to capture and validate the data from manual files and records; and also to designand specify an integrated permits-issuing system. Accordingly, the consultants will among other tasks berequired to undertake an institutional assessment of the immigration registry; design an appropriate registry model for Malawi;develop an appropriate institutional framework for delivery of functions of the immigration registry; digitize and automatetheimmigration registry; develop a plan for capacity building including training and a framework for testing the efficiency of theregistry as a means to determine future support needs. The consultant must be well versed with data processing andvalidation, forms design and data entry, report generators and report writers as well as industry standardDatabase ManagementSystems (DBMS) preferably Microsoft SQL, with in-depth knowledge and experience in systems designing andspecification. In order to achieve the objectives defined by the Governmentof Malawi regarding permits-processing services to make the DOI a successful operation, the consultants will primarily be requiredto review existing legislation that may need to be amended and propose such amendments as may be necessary; map existingrequirements and procedures needed to process a new BRP, TEP and PRP; develop a strategy to preserve existing data and records in areadily searchable database. The consultants will be required to develop comprehensivedrafts of regulations and procedures needed for the operationalization of the immigration registry (permitssection); undertake aseries of consultations with stakeholders to discuss and comment on draft regulations and procedures. The consultantswill also beexpected to assist the DOI in undertaking in-depth review of its business processes relating to permits, the need for improvingthese business processes and the need for introducing the use of ICTinto the business process to improve effectiveness andefficiency; specifically to improve its operations in the delivery of permits-issuing services. It is also expected that the consultants will providemanagement support to the DOI including inthe area of Information Communication Technology during the hardware and softwareimplementation phase. The outputs from this consultancy will be used in the second phase of the project and the consultants will beexpected to assist DOI in procuring, installing and developing the permits system network. It should be noted that the consultantwill be eligible to submit an expression of interest in the second phase ofthe project. 4.         EXPRESSION OF INTEREST The Ministry of Industry and Trade is now seeking expressionsof interests from suitably qualified consulting firms to carry out this assignment. Interested consultants must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services (description ofsimilar assignments undertaken, experience in similar conditions, detailed staffing schedule and curriculum vitae of the proposedpersonnel).  An estimated cost of the assignment is not required at this stage. Interested consultants mayobtain further information and thefull Terms of Reference (ToRs) from address in 7 below from 08:00 to 16:30 hrs local time. 5.         SELECTION OF THECONSULTANT The consultants will be selected in accordance with Qualityand Cost Based Selection method (QCBS) and procedures set out in the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers 2011. 8.         QUALIFICATIONS &EXPERIENCE The assignment will require a firm or group of consultants,who should have knowledge in permits-processing systems and experience in automation of immigration registry functions.  In addition, the consultants should have both knowledge of best practices ofpermits-processing systems in the developed world, and experience in implementing reforms in regional developingcountries. In addition, the consultants should have the ability to workpatiently and effectively with public officials, and to draw on reform examples worldwide to persuade them of the benefits ofreform and how to mitigate risks, they should have strong analytical skills and ability to prioritize tasks to beaccomplished. The core team must also demonstrate relevant experience indata processing as well as validationand should include at least the following: ?          A Team Leader who must be a migration expert with over five (5)years experience in permits processing and an advanced degree in Business Administration or any relevant field from aninternationally recognised institution as well as possession of an international post graduate qualification in migration or anyother relevant qualification ?          An automation practitioner with a degree in Computer Science orits equivalent from an internationally recognized university, at least five (5) years experience in projects involving informationsystems reforms, experience and knowledge of data base software systems and design will also berequired. Specifically, the proposed core team musthave: 6.1       Expert knowledge and skills in permits-processing reforms & procedures 6.2       Good knowledge in regulations that govern issuance ofpermits 6.3       Detailed knowledge in international best practicesrelatingpermits 6.4       Good Knowledge and experience in forms design and practical data    entry 6.5       Expert Knowledge with report generators and report writers 6.6       Ability to work with a team of people of various levels of computerproficiency 6.7       Proficiency with Relational Databases including Oracle, SQL Server, Microsoft SQL,and Microsoft Access. Proficiency with Microsoft SQL is key. 7.         NAME AND ADDRESS OF OFFICE FOR SEEKING CLARIFICATIONS AND COLLECTION OFFULL TERMS OF REFERENCE The Project Coordinator,ASWAP-SP Ministry of Industry and Trade Gemini House PO Box 30366 Lilongwe 3 Malawi Attention: Ms EstherMwimba M:       +265 1770244 Fax:     +2651770680 E:       esmwimba@yahoo.co.uk and copiedto gkanthiti@gmail.com and heltongondwe@yahoo.co.uk 8.         SUBMISSION OF EXPRESSION OF INTEREST Expressions of Interest clearly marked "EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR THE REVIEW, DESIGN AND SPECIFICATION OF PERMITS ISSUING SYSTEM FOR THE DEPARTMENT OFIMMIGRATION", must be delivered or e-mailed to the Ministryof Industry and Trade at the address indicated below by 4.00 p.m. local time on Monday 27thApril, 2015. The Chairperson Internal Procurement Committee Ministry of Industry and Trade Gemini House PO Box 30366 Lilongwe 3 Malawi Attention: The ProcurementOfficer Or Email:             esmwimba@yahoo.co.uk and copiedto gkanthiti@gmail.com and heltongondwe@yahoo.co.uk

MW-Energy Sector Project - P099626

Energy Sector Support Project (ESSP) | Published April 10, 2015  -  Deadline May 8, 2015
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Consulting Services For The Preparation Of An Integrated Resource Plan (irp) For Malawi. Government of the Republic of Malawi MINISTRY OF NATURAL RESOURCES, ENERGY AND MINING REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (CONSULTING SERVICES ? FIRMS SELECTION) COUNTRY:                            Malawi NAME OF PROJECT:          Energy Sector SupportProject (ESSP) GrantNo.:                                  IDA 7150 AssignmentTitle: Consulting Services for preparation of an IntegratedResource Plan (IRP) for Malawi. Reference No. :MNREM/WB/4B.22 BACKGROUND The Government of Malawi has received financing from the World Bank for implementation of theEnergy Sector Support Project and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services for preparation of an IntegratedResource Plan for Malawi ("the Services") OBJECTIVES OF THE CONSULTING SERVICES The primary objectives of the services are; Produce a top quality practical Integrated Resource Plan ( IRP ) for the period 2015 ?2035; Undertake extensive consultation with key stakeholders throughout the IRP development process,and more particularly at all significant milestones, so that the IRP gets widespread appreciation and commitment and is implementedin its totality; Training ofthe internal team, transfer of know-how and capacity building so thatthe internalteam can continue with the implementation and up-dates of the IRP after the consulting team has completed its work and left;and Transfer of all models and software (including the power system simulation model) and allassociated documentation to the client. SCOPE OF WORK AND TASKS The scope of work for the development of the IRP has seven main stages.  These main stages and the associated details are listed below; i)                   Data collection ii)                 Demand assessment iii)               Supply resourceassessment iv)               Demand-side management resourceassessment v)                 Development of feasible Demand-Supply SolutionSets vi)               Transmission resource assessment andconstraints evaluation vii)              Optimization of the future power system (generation and transmission). The software, to beapplied in the optimization of the generation system, shall be commercially available andshall allow for dynamic modelling of hydropower and stochastic modelling of hydrology. The services are required over a period of Nine (9) months. The Ministryof Natural Resources, Energy and Mining 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 Services. The short-listing criteria The consulting firm should meet the following conditions: At least 10 years of experience in; ·         Demand modeling and forecasting in power sector ·         Familiar with key modeling methodologies and techniques for demand forecasting in electricitysector ·        Analysis of supply side and demand-side resource assessments includingeconomic and financial modeling and analysis of the various supply-side and demand side opportunities ·        Development of feasible demand-supply solution sets and their economicevaluation and risk analysis ·         Understanding of key issues in the reform of the power sector ·         Optimization of generation systems using software allowing for  dynamicmodelling of hydropowerand stochastic modelling of hydrology ·         Optimization of transmission systems Consulting firms should have experience working in developing countries particularly inAfrica. The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the WorldBank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment ofConsultants [under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants] by World Bank Borrowers dated January 2011 ("Consultant Guidelines"), setting forth the World Bank's policy on conflict ofinterest. Consultants may associate with other firms in the form of a joint venture or asub consultancyto enhance their qualifications. AConsultant will be selectedin accordance with the Quality and Cost Based Selection (QCBS) methodset out in the ConsultantGuidelines. Furtherinformation can be obtained at the address below during office hours from 0800 to 1700hours from Monday to Friday: The Project Coordinator, Ministry of NaturalResources, Energy and Mining Private Bag 350, Capital Hill, Lilongwe3, Malawi. Tel: +265 (0) 1 771 954 Fax: +265(0) 1 770 094 E-mail: lewismhango@yahoo.co.uk Expressions of interest in sealed envelope must be delivered to the address below by  8th May 2015 The Chairman, Internal ProcurementCommittee (IPC) Ministry of NaturalResources, Energy and Mining Private Bag350 CapitalHill, Lilongwe, Malawi

SATTF Program - Phase 2 in Malawi - P145566

Roads Authority (RA) | Published April 20, 2015  -  Deadline May 20, 2015
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Consulting Services To Undertake An Environmental Impact Assessment And Resettlement Action Plan For The Improvement Of The Kacheche-chiweta Road Section ROADS AUTHORITY REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (CONSULTING SERVICES ? FIRMSSELECTION) MALAWI:    TRANSPORT SECTOR NAME OF PROJECT - Southern Africa Trade and TransportFacilitation Program - APL2 Loan No./Credit No.:               IDAQ8950 PROJECT ID:                                 P145566 Assignment Title: ConsultingServices to Undertake an Environmental ImpactAssessment and Resettlement Action Plan for the Improvement of the Kacheche-Chiweta Road Section Reference No.:RA/CON/14/25 The Government of Malawi has received financing from theWorld Bank towards the cost of the secondphase of the Southern AfricaTrade and Transport Facilitation Project (SATTFP-APL2), and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services. The consulting services ("the Services") include Consulting Services to Undertake anEnvironmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) and Resettlement Action Plan (RAP) for the Improvement of the Kacheche - Chiweta(M001) Road Section over aperiod of 46 weeks. The Government of Malawi represented by the Roads Authority (RA) 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 experienceto perform the Services. The shortlisting criteriaare: The firm to includemultidisciplinary professionals in areas required for the environmental and social study;The team leader shouldbe registered with the Malawi Environmental Affairs Department (EAD) as an Environmental Impact Assessmentexpert;At least five (5) years'experience undertaking environmental and social studies in the country, specifically in the road sectorQualifications andexperience of principals of the firm; andExperience with theWorld Bank's Safeguard Policies. The attention of interested Consultants is drawn toparagraph 1.9 of the World Bank's Guidelines:Selection and Employment of Consultants underIBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers of January 2011, revised 2014 ("ConsultantGuidelines"), setting forth the World Bank's policy on conflict of interest. Consultants may associate with other firms in the form of ajoint venture ora sub-consultancy to enhance their qualifications. A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Quality and Cost BasedSelection method set out in the Consultant Guidelines. Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours i.e. 0800 to 1630 hours local time. Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the addressbelow (in person, or by mail, or by fax, or by e-mail) by  20th May,2015. Roads Authority Attn: Daniel Kamoto - ProcurementSpecialist Functional Building - Off Paul Kagame Road Private Bag B346, Lilongwe 3 Malawi Tel: +265 1 753 699 Fax: +265 1 750 307 Email:dkamoto@ra.org.mw / ra@ra.org.mw

Financial Sector Technical Assistance - P122616

Financial Sector Technical Assistance Project (FSTAP) | Published April 30, 2015  -  Deadline May 22, 2015
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To Design A Transaction Processing Hub For The Microfinance And Financial Cooperatives Industry In Malawi RESERVEBANK OF MALAWI FINANCIAL SECTOR TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE PROJECT (FSTAP) REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OFINTEREST (CONSULTING FIRM) Country:                     Malawi Name of Project:         Financial Sector Technical Assistance Project (FSTAP) Consulting Services:   To Design a Transaction Processing Hub for the Microfinance and Financial Cooperatives Industry in Malawi Credit No.                   4897 Mw Project ID No.            P122616 Date of Issue:              4th May, 2015 The Government of the Republic of Malawi has receivedfinancing from the World Bank toward the cost of the FinancialTechnical Assistance Project (FSTAP), and intends to apply part of the proceeds of this credit towards eligible costs for therecruitment of a consulting firm to design aTransaction Processing Hub for the Microfinance and Financial Cooperatives Industry in Malawi 1.    Background The Government of Malawi recognizes the vital role that the microfinance sectorplays in the social economic development of the Country. Noting that the formal financial sector in Malawi remains small and thatoutreach remains concentrated to a narrow client base, Government has, through the Reserve Bank of Malawi taken a leading role inthe development of the infrastructure, a policy and institutional framework aimed at growing the financial sector's capacity toincrease outreach. A key intervention in these reforms is the implementation of the five-year FinancialSector Technical Assistance Project (FSTAP) which thegovernment is financing with credit from the International DevelopmentAssociation (IDA) of the World Bank implemented by the Reserve Bank of Malawi. The project aims at increasing access to finance forthe currently unbanked but bankable population of Malawi. The Malawi Microfinance and Financial Cooperatives sector comprises 10 non-deposittaking microfinance institutions, 19 of credit only agencies concentrated in specific urban areas and some 46 savings and creditcooperatives operating under the Malawi Union of Savings and Credit Cooperatives (MUSCCO). In addition, a number of deposit takingmicrofinance institutions are expected to be licensed in the coming 12 month period. The operators in the industry process smallbut numerous financial transactions using manual or rudimentary processing mechanisms as most cannot afford the initial capitalcost of setting up sophisticated management information systems (MIS) and  the personnelthat are qualified enough to manage robust systems. It is for thisreason that one of the key interventions envisaged under FSTAP is the establishment and operation of a microfinance transactionprocessing hub(the Hub) that will enable the sector share interoperable electronic data processing infrastructure for their MISrequirements. The Hub will help institutions reduce operating costs, streamline lending processes, scale up rapidly and integratewith other entities such as: creditbureaus, other financial institutions, regulators and international payment networks. It willreduce related infrastructure costs, facilitate timely and accurate reporting to the regulator, apex bodies, financiers and otherstakeholders and data security will be guaranteed. The effective design, development and implementation of an efficienthub willcomprise investment in hardware, software and integration/interface to deliver a robust (resilient and high availabilityinfrastructure) platform that allows a consortium of MFIs and financial cooperatives to share transaction processing infrastructure(payment system connectivity, core banking application, mobile-banking integration, account opening, loan disbursements, paymentprocessing, customer acquisition, customer complaints logging, compliance and reporting) in accordance with set governance rulesand regulations; Audit trail with time stamps & access control; integrated with analytical & reporting tools; compliantwith open system concepts; Supports multi channels (branch and branchless banking delivery channels). The consulting firm will carry out all tasks outlined in this terms of reference, aswell as any other related tasks that may be required to achieve the objectives of this consultancy. 2.     Objectives of theassignment The objectives of this assignment are as follows: ·       To assess management informationsystem needs of MFIs and Financial Cooperatives. ·       To design a viable transactionprocessing hub that would improve, among other things, the processing efficiency of small-value transactions, microfinancecore-banking and mobile phone based applications while allowing for down streaming of services such as credit referencing servicesand interconnection to national switch. 3.    Scope of work The scope will include: 1.     Assess MFIs and Financial Cooperatives to determine participants, collaboration andbusiness model for a transaction processing hub; 2.     Analyze and map appropriate structures to support the integration of the transactionprocessing hub to support microfinance core banking applications; 3.     Develop a business model/ business plan for the hub that will help decide on the form thehub should take for it to be operationally sustainable and viable; 4.     Design the processing hub; 5.     Develop an implementation plan and bid documentation. Details of the tasks and their related activities to be conducted are asfollows; Part 1 ?Assessment of MIS Processing Needs and Design of an Appropriate Hub for theMicrofinance Sector in Malawi In thisphase the firm will undertake the following tasks: TASK 1: PREPARATORY AND BACKGROUND RESEARCH This taskwill require the consulting firm to: i.         Conduct background research  of the sector which includes MFIs and SACCOs to understand itslandscape; ii.         Meet with beneficiary MFIs and financial cooperatives to: a.      understand the sector expectations and advise on the overall implementation of the Hub project, and b.     gain an appreciation of technical and business requirements of the processing hub; iii.          Survey the management information systems currently in use in the sector, MIS requirements, HR support, connectivityissues, etc; iv.          Conduct an analysis of the sector's management Information capacity needs and the role of a multi-usertransaction processing hub in meeting such needs; v.         Identify options available to meet current and future needs of thesector; and vi.          Assess the operational environments and how these will need to adapt to the new Hub arrangements. vii.          Supportefforts already underway to establish and formalize project management structures for the initiative that includes the involvementof executive-level officials at both RBM and beneficiary institutions in order to strengthen outcomes, address expectedimplementation obstacles, speeding-up and securing authority and approvals needed to progress the initiative at each successivephase Deliverable 1: Needs/RequirementAssessment document TASK 2: DEVELOP FUNCTIONAL SPECIFICATIONS, ARCHITECTURE AND BUSINESS MODELFOR THE HUB This taskwill require the consulting firm to: i.         Analyze the findings from Task 1 above and develop specifications regardingthe architecture and design of the hub; ii.         Developprecise estimates of hub design, equipment needs and capacity,resulting capital expenditure and operating costs needed for the infrastructure to meet the identified present and future needs ofthe sector; iii.          Create adetailed operational model of the hub including management structure, security details of the platform needed. The model shallclearly provide: a)    a Technological Definition of theappropriate hub; b)    an analysis of the technological environment available and required for the hub; c)    a definition of the skills and knowledge sets required for the successful implementation of the hub; d)    essential technical conditions and options for the project; an outline of Project Metrics,performance, benchmarks to be used; and, e)    Technological Standards to be followed. iv.          Design anddevelop a business model that takes into consideration the rapid and continuing technological evolution and convergence in thecommunications sector and the microfinance sector as well as its impact on the costs, pricing, and development of services. Thismodel should be scalable, expandable and include mechanisms that make it possible to plan for technological changeat least 10 yearsinto the future, so that the investment in the hub is made without fear of being trapped into a situation of sunk costs despite thefact that technological advances, paradigm shifts cannot beaccurately projected; v.          Developminimum standards to connect with existing/running MIS of other institutions as well as ability to facilitate reporting toRegistrar, Credit Reference Bureau; and linkage to National Switch, Automated Transfer System (ATS)and Telecommunication ServiceProviders; and vi.          Prepare apresentation on the needs identified and the model design recommended for the appreciation of the Steering Committee andStakeholders. Deliverable 2: Design, TechnologyDefinitions, Business Model of the Hub & Presentation onthe same Part 2: Demonstration of the Economic, Operational and Financial Viability ofthe Hub In this phase, the firm will undertake the following tasks: TASK 1: ECONOMIC AND FINANCIALANALYSIS OF THE HUB This task will require the consultingfirm: i.         Prepare estimates of rates of return for the hub's initial investment costs,including the embedded data handling, transmission, control, storage and services housing as well as conducting scenario analysisoftrends, project risks and total cost; ii.         Analyzethe budgetary and financial impacts of the Project and estimatinginvestment requirements (including import content) of the project over the first five years of operations; iii.         Quantify the amount of counterpart funds needed to be contributed by theproject as wellas by players (users) of the hub; iv.          Assess all aspects of project feasibility (technical, economic, financial, political, legal and organizational) and theirinterrelations; v.         Prepare economic scenarios, risk analysis, rate return analysis, analysis oftotal cost of operation for the first five years of operations; vi.          Quantify the economic development benefits to the sector and the country that would arisefrom the project;and vii.          Identify and assess the developmental outcomes that would be expected if the Project is implemented in accordance with therecommendations of the Study. The analysis of potential developmental benefits should be as concrete and detailed as possible andinclude at least one specific example of developmental impact for each area highlighted. Deliverable 3: Report oneconomicoperational and financial viability of the Hub TASK 2: ORGANIZATIONALISSUES This task will require the consulting firm to: i.         Design and propose the organizational structure and requirements that wouldmeet the needs of the project as an entity. ii.         Identify and prioritize corporate governance issues that are necessary andcritical to support the business plan of the hub. iii.         Define the qualifications of the personnel needed to carry out theproject. iv.          Define the respective roles and relationships of the staff, user institutions, RBM, etc v.         Outline key success factors and foreseeable, barriers to success, bothexternal and internal Deliverable 4: Organizationalstructure, governance structure and human resources plan TASK 3:  IMPLEMENTATION PLANNING AND BID DOCUMENTPREPARATION Thistask will require the consulting firm to: i.         Assess and determine the critical success factors for the  implementation of the hub ii.         Define successful change management process(es) for thesector; iii.         prepare a bidding document that cover all of the goods and services neededforproject implementation.; and, iv.         Develop a timetable for project implementation including a timeline forpublicizing the bids and for awarding the contract(s) for the goodsand services required in line with World Bankprocedures. Deliverable 5: Implementationplan and bidding documents, ready for publication. TASK 4: PREPARATION, PRESENTATIONAND APPROVAL FOR PUBLICATION OF A FINAL REPORT Upon concluding the preparation and publishingof the project bidding documents, the firm, while stillin Malawi will formally present the findings and recommendations and a nearfinal version of the report to the Reserve Bank of Malawi, MAMN, MUSCCO and the project Steering Committee. The firm will, at thispresentation, answer questions and take comments and suggestions based on the presentation and the draft Final Report providedhowever that the draft report shall be circulated to the stakeholders, one week before the date of thepresentation. After the Presentation, the contractor willmake the final changes suggested by the Steering Committeeand submit the Final Report to the Reserve Bank of Malawi throughtheSteering Committee. The Contractor shall ensure that the Final Reportis a substantive and comprehensive report of all of thework performed in accordance with these Terms of Reference for Phase II, including all deliverables and shall cover and synthesizethe findings of all the preceding tasks, information, recommendations and guidelines.  The report shall be delivered in soft copy (Microsoft word document and pdf) andduly signed three hard copies. Deliverable 6: Final Report andPresentation Notes: 4.    Expected outputs/ Summary of Deliverables 4.1           Deliverable 1: Inceptionreport 4.2           Deliverable 2: Needs/Requirement Assessmentdocument. 4.3           Deliverable 3: Design, Technology Definitions,Business Model of the Hub & presentation on the same 4.4           Deliverable 4: Report on economic, operationaland financial viability 4.5           Deliverable 5: Organizational structure,governance structure and Human Resources Plan 4.6           Deliverable 6: Implementation plan and biddingdocuments, ready for publication. 4.7           Deliverable 7: Final Report and PresentationNotes. 5.     Reporting The consulting firm shall interact and communicateas need arises, render services and produce the deliverables stipulatedabove under the general technical direction of the DirectorMicrofinance and Capital Markets of Reserve Bank of Malawi who will work closely with Director, National Payments.The reports shall bedelivered in bothhard and soft copies and duly signed. 6.     Key staff and Qualifications Interested consulting firms should provide information demonstrating that they have the required combination ofqualifications and relevant experience in conducting a consultancy of this nature. Team members should include: ·       Team Leader: Business and processanalysis/software developer and must hold a recognized university degree in a related field, preferable master's  degree from recognized university in informationtechnology/computer science/and business information systems.   He should have at least fiveyears' experience in business processes, designing and systems development.  Experience in similar assignment elsewhere will be an addedadvantage ·       Business/Financial Analyst, musthold a recognized university degree in a related technical field, preferably to master's degree level infinance/banking/economics/business administration Allmembers of the team must have no less than five years of work experience in business analysis, business development, anddevelopment of technical and functional requirements. 7.     Contract duration Theassignment is for a maximum of 3 calendar months from the date of signing the contract. 8.      Selection of Consultant The consultant firm will be selected in accordance with Quality and Cost BasedSelection (QCBS) procedures set out in the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers, of January, 2011revised in 2014.  Furtherinformation can be obtained at the address below during office hours (8.00 hours to 16.00 hours Malawi time). 9.     Submission of Expressions of Interest Interested consulting firms must provideinformation indicating that they are qualified to perform the services (i.e. brochures, description of similar assignments,experience in similar conditions etc.). Expressions of interest must be delivered to the addressbelow by Friday, 22nd April2015. The Project Manager Financial Sector Technical Assistance Project (FSTAP) Reserve Bank of Malawi P.O. Box 30063. Lilongwe3, Malawi. Tel:    +265 1770 600/924 FAX:   (265) 1 773 752 E-mail:  josmilner@fstap.org and copy stsokonombwe@fstap.org

MW Skills Development Project - P131660

National Council for Higher Education | Published June 5, 2015  -  Deadline June 22, 2015
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Consultancy For The Reviewing And Designing A Highereducation Student Financing Mechanism And Student Financing Management System In Malawi NationalCouncil for Higher Education                                                                 MalawiGovernment SKILLSDEVELOPMENT PROJECT (SDP) REQUEST FOREXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (CONSULTINGSERVICES ? FIRM/FIRMS SELECTION) Country                                :Malawi Name ofProject                 : SKILLS DEVELOPMENT PROJECT. AssignmentTitle                 : CONSULTANCY FORTHE REVIEWING AND DESIGNING AHIGHER     EDUCATION STUDENT FINANCINGMECHANISM AND STUDENT FINANCING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM IN MALAWI ReferenceNumber             :NCHE /SDP/ESIA/01/0515 IssueDate                            :29th May, 2015 ClosingDate                        :22nd June, 2015 1. IntroductionandBackground The National Council forHigher Education (NCHE) is coordinating a Government of Malawi SkillsDevelopment Project (SDP) with support from the World Bank. The SDP isimplemented in selected public institutions (Chancellor College, LilongweUniversity of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Mzuzu University andPolytechnic) and Technical, Entrepreneurship and Vocational EducationandTraining Agency (TEVETA). The project aims at developing theskills neededfor improvingemployment outcomes and increasing productivity among youth and underservedpopulations by increasing access,enhancing market relevance, andincreasing the results orientation of the participating institutions.Additionally, the project aims to strengthen capacities of theMinistry ofEducation, Science andTechnology (MoEST), National Council for Higher Education (NCHE), Technical,Entrepreneurship and Vocational Education and Training Authority (TEVETA) andparticipating institutions for policy development, programme planningandimplementation. Since independence in 1964,the Malawi Government has used variousstudent financing or supporting mechanisms: full scholarships (1964 -1985),University managed loan scheme (1985 - 2000), MoEST managed loan scheme (2000 -2008), Public Universities Students Loan Trust (2008-2010), Bank managed loanscheme (2010 - 2011) and MoEST managed loan scheme (2012- present). The aim ofthe loan schemes was to hedge students from disadvantaged background againstthe adverse effects of the policy direction in 1985 that required that studentsfinancially contribute towards their university education. The loans schemes, however,suffered from two inherent weaknesses.Firstly, the loan schemes did not have autonomous and transparent mechanisms toidentify deserving candidates for the loans. Secondly, the schemes did not haveeffective loan recovery mechanisms. Therefore, in order to sustainably increase equitable access ofhigher education and address national skills gap, the MoEST requires aneffective and efficient student financing mechanism that is autonomous,transparent, with robust mechanisms for candidates' identification and loanrecovery. 2.Objectives of theConsultancy Theobjective of this consultancy is to helpthe GOM todevelop a viable student financing mechanism and management system (includingmeans testing and recovery mechanism, operational guidelines, and managementsystem) for higher education sub sector in Malawi by reviewing current and paststudent financing mechanism in Malawi and best practices in other countries(particularly in Sub Saharan Africa) and by proposing a viable studentfinancing mechanism and management system suitable to Malawi. Specificallythe consultant will: (a)         Reviewthe existing and previous student financing mechanism, including means testing andrecovery mechanisms and regulation/ legal framework in Malawi's highereducation sub-sector; (b)         Examinevarious financing models and regulation/ legal frameworks used in othercountries; (c)          Identifyfeatures for a viable student financing mechanism(s) for delivering optimaleducational outcomes, financial efficiency and sustainability including thefollowing: i.           Autonomy,simplicity, transparency and effectiveness of the student financing arrangements; ii.           Formsof accountability, transparency and regulation that are necessary to promotehigh standards of loan disbursement and recovery; iii.           A"Financial Means Testing Mechanism" (FMTM) for determining the loan eligibilityof the applicants; iv.           Mechanismsfor financial packages to address national skills gap; and v.           Thetransitional arrangements to facilitate smooth migration to the new system. (d)     Propose a design ahigher education studentfinancing management system including databases; and (d)   Recommendtechnical specification for the system: hardware, software and networking forinter-connectivity. 3. Scope of Work In order toreview theexisting and design students financing mechanism and potential financingmechanism thereof, the work will include but not limited to: Student FinancingMechanism: (a)           Review current national policies, law, relevantdocuments governing the student financing mechanism; (b)         Review current and possible student financingsources and sustainability measures; (c)          Analyse government subvention funding to various highereducation institutions and relevant data for student financing mechanism; (d)         Analyse various models of student  financing mechanism and theirsuccess storiesin other countries; (e)         Consult stakeholders; on a variety of financingoptions using financial models to show short & long term implications ofeach model. Student Financing ManagementSystem: (f)           Recommend astudent financing management system withits required ICT infrastructure (Hardware, Software and connectivity); including  butnot limited to i.           Systems to implement Means Testing including thedesign of paper and online loan application form ii.           Systems to ensure individual account management andmaintenance iii.           Systems to record and monitor loan repayment iv.           Systems to link loan events (e.g. applications,monthly repayment reminders, notices of arrears) to communication products (g)         Facilitate a workshop to present the results of thereview and the final design of the student financing management system. 4. ReportingStructure The NCHE willestablish a Review Committeecomprising officials from MoEST (2), Ministry of Finance (1) and NCHE(1) toguide the Consultant. The consultant will produce a series of reportsin English. The reports will besubmittedin triplicate to the ReviewCommittee through the SDP Project Coordinator at NCHE according to thefollowing deliverables. 5. Deliverablesof the Consultancy Deliverables will be submittedto NCHE for review and approval through the focal point in the NCHE. Thefollowing deliverables will be expected from the assignment: Deliverable1: An inception report that clearly illustrates how theassignment shall be executed including methodology, proposedtime-lines/schedule and milestone. The inception report will be reviewed by theReview committee and revised where necessary in the mutual interest of both NCHEand the Consultant. An inception report will be submitted one week after thesigning of the contract. Deliverable2: Draft report, two weeks after the inception report,including: i.   resultsof reviewing current and paststudent financing mechanism and best practices in other countries; and ii.   aproposal for student financingmechanismfor Malawi, with operational guidelines. Deliverable3: System design and specification plus bidding documentfor procuring ICT infrastructure (hardware, software and connectivity) forstudent financing management system. This report should be delivered after twoweeks of the draft report. Deliverable4: Final Report, including Deliverable 2 and 3, a reportof stakeholder workshop, and set of implementation proposals to give effect tothe final recommendations. 6. Timeframe fortheConsultancy The totalperiod of the consultancy shall be 4monthsfrom the date of signing the contract. 7.Payment Schedule # Deliverable Payment 1. Inception Report 20% of the contractedamount 2. Draft Report 40% of the contractedamount 3. Systems Design andSpecifications 20% of the contractedamount 4 Final Report 20% of the contractedamount 8.Qualifications/Experience ·   Preferencefor the assignment will be givento a firm or firms with personnel of diverse expertise relevant for theassignment, which should include a team leader, a financial specialist (loanspecialist) and an information system specialist. ·   International firms are advised to identifya local firm to partner with in executing this assignment ·   The contracted firm will be required towork with desk officers from MoEST and NCHE for knowledge transfer. TeamLeader: ·   At least Master degree in Public Finance,Education Finance, or relevant fields; ·   At least five years' working experience in similarassignments, including experience of project management; ·   A team leader must have substantialknowledge of Malawi education, particularly on higher education sub-sector; and ·   Good command of English. Financial Specialist(Loan Specialist): ·   At least Master degree in Finance orrelevant academic fields; ·   At least five years' working experience in loanmanagement; ·   The consultant must demonstrate expertiseand practical knowledge of education financing mechanism; ·   Working experience on student financingwould be added advantage; and ·   Good command of English. InformationSystem Specialist: ·   At least aMasters' Degree in BusinessInformation Systems or related fields; ·   At least five years working experience ondata management system or on relevant tasks; ·   Experienceof development of loanmanagement system is an added advantage; ·   Good command of English. 9.                 Location of Assignment Theconsultancy is based at NCHE Secretariat in Lilongwe. The NCHE will establish aReview Committee comprisingofficials from NCHE (2), TEVETA (2), and MoEST (1), to guide the Consultant.The consultant will produce a series of reports in English language during theconsultancy. The reports will be submitted in triplicate to the ReviewCommittee through the SDP Project Coordinator in the NCHE according to thefollowing deliverables. 10.       Reporting: She/he willreport to the SDP Project Coordinator. 11.    Conflict ofInterest 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 World Bank Borrowers  January, 2011. ("ConsultantGuidelines"), settingforth the World Bank's policy on conflict of interest. 12.             Selection Criteria A Consultant will be selected in accordance withthe Firm Selection method set out in the Consultant Guidelines. 13.             Furtherinformation Furtherinformation 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). 14.                         Submission Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to theaddress below at paragraph (15) (in person, or by mail, or by e-mail) by 22nd June , 2015. Late EOIs will be rejected. TheEOIs must be clearly marked "Expression ofinterest for individual consultancy forthe reviewing and designing a higher    education student financing mechanism and student financing managementsystem in Malawi."  Applications should enclose detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV), plus namesof 3 (three) traceable referees. 15.             Address for the Clarification,further detailsand submission of the EOIs: TheSDP 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, Lilongwe 3, Malawi. Phone  : +265 01 755884 Email   :rchinula@nche.ac.mw :rchinula@gmail.com : fmazaza@nche.ac.mw :fynessmazaza@yahoo.co.uk

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 Skills Development Project - P131660

National Council for Higher Education | Published June 9, 2015  -  Deadline June 19, 2015
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Consultancy To Develop Capacity For Tevet Provider Institutions In Proposal Development National Council for Higher Education                                                 Malawi Government SKILLS DEVELOPMENTPROJECT (SDP) REQUESTFOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (CONSULTINGSERVICES ? INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANT SELECTION) Country                             :Malawi Name ofProject           : SKILLSDEVELOPMENT PROJECT. AssignmentTitle           : CONSULTANCY TO DEVELOP CAPACITY FORTEVETPROVIDER INSTITUTIONS IN PROPOSAL DEVELOPMENT ReferenceNumber       : NCHE/SDP/TPD/03/0515 Issue Date                     : 29thMay, 2015 Closing Date                  :19thJune, 2015 1.           Introduction The Government of the Republic of Malawi hasreceived a credit facility from the World Bank towards the Skills DevelopmentProject (SDP). The objective of the SDP is to increase access, marketrelevanceand result orientation of supported skills development institutions in agreedpriority areas. The Technical, Entrepreneurial and Vocational Education andTraining (TEVET) Authority is one of five participating institutions,and TEVETImprovement Plan (TIP) is part of SDP, and aims at: increasing accesstoemployment-oriented skills development programmes in rural areas; broadeningthe range of market-relevant programmes at technician level in priority areasin partnership with employers and industry; improving the capacity for qualityassurance in the TEVET system and conducting impact evaluation to test theeffectiveness of alternative interventions. The TIP partners are Ministry ofEducation, Science and Technology (MoEST), Ministry of Labour (MoL), TEVETAuthority (TEVETA) and TEVET Institutions. The TEVETA will be coordinating theTIP. The TEVETA intends to use part of the proceeds aspayments for consulting services to train 12 TEVET provider institutionspre-selected by TEVETA in the development of project proposals which will allowthem to access funding to meet the TIP's objectives. Therefore NCHE is looking for an individualconsultant to train and support the preselected institutions to prepareproposals to submit to TEVETA for funding. Objective of the Consultancy The main objective of consultancy is to developthe capacity of the formal and informal TEVET provider institutions in projectproposal development and support institutions in the production of proposals. 3.     Scope ofWork To meet the objective of the assignment, theconsultant shall: i.     Produce projectproposal development manuals for both formal and informal training providerinstitutions; ii.     Conduct training  on proposaldevelopment  for formal and informalTEVET provider institutions; iii.     Produce aTraining Report; and iv.     Support institutions are to develop project proposals. DETAILED TERMS OF REFERENCE (TORS) AREAVAILABLE ON REQUEST. Invitationfor Expression of Interest (EOI) The National Council for Higher Education through the Skills DevelopmentProject (SDP) now invites eligible IndividualConsultants to indicate their interest in providing the Services.Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they havethe required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services. 5.      The shortlisting  Criteria are: The followingcriteria will be used to theindividual consultants: a) Key Qualification: ·           A minimum ofMaster's degree in Social Sciences, Public Administration, BusinessAdministration and any  relevant academicfields; b) Work and Experience: ·           A minimum of 5years' experience in similar assignments; ·           Demonstratedexperience in project proposal development skills; ·           Good knowledge ofeducation and training systems in Malawi, in particular in the TEVET sector; ·           Excellentknowledge and experience in facilitation of adult learning ·           Knowledge of andinvolvement in education sector planning and analysis 6.     Timeframe for theConsultancy The assignmentwill be implemented over a period of 2 months. It is expected that theconsultant will submit reports following the schedule below: a.Time frame Output Expected reporting dates Month 1 Month 2 Inception report Project proposal development manuals Training sessions Training report Proposals from pre-selected institutions Consultancy final report b.PaymentSchedule # Outputs/ Deliverables Amount 1. Inception report 10% of Contracted Amount 2. Project proposal development manuals 25% of Contracted Amount 3. Training sessions 40% of Contracted Amount 4. Training report and Proposals from pre-selected institutions 15% of Contracted Amount 5. Consultancy final report 10% of ContractedAmount 7.     Location ofAssignment The consultancy is basedat NCHE Secretariat in Lilongwe. The NCHE will establish a Review Committee comprisingofficials from NCHE (2), TEVETA (2),and MoEST (1), to guide the Consultant. The consultant will produce aseries ofreports in English language during the consultancy. The reports will besubmitted in triplicate to the Review Committee through the SDP ProjectCoordinator in the NCHE according to the following deliverables. 8.     Reporting: She/he will report to the SDP Project Coordinator. 9.     Conflict of Interest The attention of interested Consultants is drawnto paragraph 1.9 of theWorld Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment ofConsultants [under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants] by World BankBorrowers  January, 2011. ("ConsultantGuidelines"), setting forth the World Bank's policy onconflict of interest. 10. Selection Criteria AConsultantwill be selected in accordance with the Individual Consultants Selection (IC)method set out in the Consultant Guidelines. 11.  Furtherinformation Furtherinformation can be obtained at the address below at paragraph (12) duringoffice hours from 8.00 to 12.00; 13.00 to 16.00 hours local time (Monday toFriday, except national public holidays). 12. Submission Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to theaddress below at paragraph (13) (in person, or by mail, or by e-mail)by19thJune, 2015. Late EOIswill be rejected. The EOIs must be clearly marked "Expression of Interest for Individualconsultant to develop capacity for TEVETAproviderinstitutions in proposal development."  Applications shouldenclose detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV), plus names of 3 (three) traceablereferees. 13. Address for the Clarification, further details andsubmission of theEOIs: The ProjectCoordinator, (Attn: The ProcurementSpecialist) SkillsDevelopmentProject (SDP), Physical Address: National Council for HigherEducation, HB House, Block A Along Paul Kagame Road, Next to ChipikuPlus, Postal Address: Private Bag B371, Lilongwe 3, Malawi. Phone  : +265 01 755884 Email   : rchinula@nche.ac.mw :rchinula@gmail.com :fmazaza@nche.ac.mw : fynessmazaza@yahoo.co.