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NRIS National Consultant

Malawi Country Office - MALAWI | Published November 10, 2017  -  Deadline November 20, 2017

Registration and Identification systems worldwide serve the purpose of providing up-to-date and reliable information for social-economic planning, promotion of fundamental rights, good governance and integrity of its citizens and resident foreigners through positive identification.In Malawi, the National Registration Bureau (NRB)-a department in the Ministry of Home Affairs and Internal Security-was established in line with the National Registration Act of 2010, with the legal mandate to facilitate, manage and coordinate the implementation of a National Registration and Identification System (NRIS). This involves issuing ICAO complaint ID cards to aged 16 and above, amongst others; registering the occurrence and characteristics of vital events such as deaths, births and marriages and issuing identity cards to bonafide Malawians and eligible residents. Despite its establishment NRB has not been able to fulfil its mandate, for several reasons, such as lack of an appropriate structure, technical skills assessment to employ appropriate human resources for the job at hand, limited staff, among others.To support NRB fulfil this task, an NRIS project was designed and negotiated with government and development partners. The expected results of the project are: design, establish and manage the necessary systems, infrastructure and equipment for the NRIS; supervise the mass registration for all eligible Malawians (an estimated 9 million) within the country in 2017; transition the system to a continuous registration model in 2018 and to develop the capacity and systems of NRB to maintain and operate the system, provide an interface to other public and private sector systems that allow for appropriate data sharing within a legal framework that complies with international principles and standards for the right to privacy and data protection; and to ensure the effective management of the project.To date UNDP Malawi has provided technical support to the National Registration Bureau (NRB) of Malawi, in the elaboration of the National Registration and Identification System (NRIS) concept and the design and development of critical software and operational procedures, and directly implemented the registration of approximately 9 million Malawians, including issuing biometrically secure ID cards.Following the above-mentioned activities, UNDP will be providing preparatory institutional and capacity development support that will see NRB fully capacitated to manage and administer continuous registration processes. In light of this, it is critical that a comprehensive and participatory technical and organizational capacity assessment is undertaken to inform any capacity development work that is to be done, in support of NRB’s transition to continuous registration.It is against this background that UNDP is inviting proposals from suitably qualified individual consultants for consultancy services to support the NRIS project in the participatory technical and organisational capacity assessment of the NRB.

Local Individual Consultant

Malawi Country Office - MALAWI | Published November 7, 2017  -  Deadline November 23, 2017

The era of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) came to an end in 2015, and the newSustainable Development Goals (SDGs), agreed by 193 member countries of the United Nations in New York on 25th September 2015, took over as a new global sustainable development agenda to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all by 2030. In total, there are 17 SDGs, also known as the Agenda 2030. Each goal has specific targets to be achieved over the next 15 years.The Agenda 2030 is unique in that it calls for action by all countries, poor, rich and middle-income. It recognizes that ending poverty must go together with a plan that builds economic growth andaddresses a range of social needs including education, health, social protection, and job opportunities, while addressing climate change and environmental protection. It also covers issues such as inequality, infrastructure, energy, consumption, biodiversity, oceans and industrialization. This new universal agenda requires an integrated approach to sustainable development and collective action, at all levels, to address the challenges of our time, with an overarching imperative of ‘leaving no one behind’ and addressing inequalities and discrimination as the central defining feature.

MECS - MPLC Individual Consultant

Malawi, Regional Bureau for Africa - MALAWI | Published February 10, 2017  -  Deadline February 27, 2017

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

Individual Consultant - Software Quality Assurance Expert

Malawi Country Office - MALAWI | Published May 25, 2017  -  Deadline June 5, 2017

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

Consultant Services to Support Communications for Private Sector Development

Malawi Country Office - MALAWI | Published April 20, 2018  -  Deadline May 2, 2018

BACKGROUND:The Private Sector Development Project (PSDP) is a private sector-led and private sector driven initiative. It aims to incentivize the private sector to deliver sustained, rapid and inclusive growth in alignment with the Malawi Growth and Development Strategy (MGDG), ensuring that value chains with strong potential, as identified by the National Export Strategy (NES), contribute to growth and poverty reduction. PSDP aims to better align business incentives with development objectives to promote innovation and inclusive business approaches that draw poor communities into markets more efficiently. The PSDP contributes to the achievement of SDG 1 (No Poverty), SDG 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth) and SDG 9 (Build Resilient Infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation).Specifically, the overall goal of the PSD project is to support poverty reduction and productive partnerships among businesses, local producers and entrepreneurs, especially smallholders. The project contributes to the transformation of the private sector into an engine of growth through economic diversification, job creation and greater economic opportunity for the poor.The Malawi Innovation Challenge Fund (MICF) was launched in April 2014 as a new approach to engage private sector businesses operating in the agricultural and manufacturing sectors of Malawi. The MICF is a competitive, transparent mechanism that provides co-finance for innovative, inclusive business projects proposed by the private sector active in Malawi. The fund is a quick, responsive mechanism to support the needs of the private sector, and has proven a pivotal operational tool in the delivery to the Government of Malawi’s Private Sector Development Project (PSDP). In 2018, the Malawi Innovation Challenge Fund (MICF) grantees will continue implementation of projects based on the first round of competition (Agriculture and Manufacturing), the second round of competition (Agribusiness, Manufacturing & Logistics) , and the third round of competition (Irrigation). At policy level, continued support is provided for the roll out of the ‘Buy Malawi Strategy’, which aims to foster business growth and economic development through the promotion, production and consumption of Malawian products.The Project requires a short-term communications expert who will be hired on a performance-based contract to manage communications respecting the MICF project for the year 2018 and provide technical assistance in the continued rolling out of the Marketing and Communications Plan of the Buy Malawi Strategy (BMS). Communications activities will focus on communicating key impacts and achievements of MICF projects and documenting compelling stories of change in people’s lives. Working under the supervision of Portfolio Manager for Resilience and Sustainable Growth, the expert will be responsible for planning and executing stakeholder and public relations initiatives. He/She will design comprehensive strategies to ensure that the MICF and the roll out of the Buy Malawi Strategy gets support of and the buy-in from private sector actors, and ensure public awareness and engagement. The consultant will provide support to the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism in expanding public awareness and confidence in the consumption of Malawian products and also building the confidence of the private sector in the Buy Malawi campaign.

Individual Consultant to carry out Climate Public Espenditure and Institutional Review (CPEIR)

Malawi Country Office - MALAWI | Published May 30, 2018  -  Deadline June 15, 2018

The project is implemented by the Government of Malawi, through the Ministry of Natural Resources Energy and Mining with support from Global Environment Facility (GEF)-Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF) and United Nation Development Programme (UNDP). The project aims to establish and demonstrate the institutional framework required to mainstream adaptation into development planning at national and local levels, beginning with Ministries responsible for Agriculture, Water and Forestry and 3 pilot districts (Nkhatabay, Ntcheu and Zomba).Fiscal policy and public finance can be key drivers of a country’s transition to a green economy. There is growing interest in Climate Public Expenditure and Institutional Reviews (CPEIR) as these reviews offer a way of systematically assessing the equity, efficiency and effectiveness of public resources allocation, investment and spending on climate changed related activities. This review will involve the analysis of allocation and management of public expenditures and will focus on the Adapt Plan project’s priority sectors such as agriculture, water and forestry. Information obtained from CPEIR will be used to provide guidance to decentralized strategic planning and budget preparation and to identify ways to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of resource allocations to climate change adaptation at the district level. The expenditure analysis and recommendations are intended to demonstrate how GoM and donor resources are currently used, and to recommend how to improve resource utilization for the realization of climate resilience at district level while providing lessons for the overall country strategies.It is in this context that the project is looking for a qualified national consultant to carry out the CPEIR.

National Consultant Services for Development of Finance Assessment

Malawi Country Office - MALAWI | Published October 5, 2017  -  Deadline October 23, 2017

Significant changes are taking place in the development finance landscape worldwide. Developing countries like Malawi are going through a transition in terms of mobilizing and managing resources - both domestic and external as well as public and private - to finance their development plans and aspirations.The Third International Conference on Financing for Development, held in Addis Ababa in July 2015, opened the discussions on how to mobilise the unprecedented amounts of financial resources that will be required to achieve the SDGs. The Addis Ababa Action Agenda assumes that countries will use their own national development strategies and plans to respond to the SDGs and calls for the adoption of Integrated National Financing Frameworks (INFFs). In this connection, Malawi plans to undertake a Development Finance Assessment (DFA), under the leadership of the Ministry of Finance, Economic Planning and Development which will consider the links between finance and national development priorities and the scope for stronger alignment of finance with MGDS III and the SDGs moving forward. The assessment will help provide recommendations for a road map for establishing an Integrated National Financing Framework.

Individual Consultant for Stakeholder Mapping and Conflict Analysis

Malawi Country Office - MALAWI | Published August 11, 2017  -  Deadline August 29, 2017

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

Consultant Services to Facilitate Formulation of the National Development Strategy

Malawi, Regional Bureau for Africa - MALAWI | Published November 11, 2016  -  Deadline November 21, 2016

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

National Consultant to Develop Mini Grid Case Studies and Tool Kit

UNDP Malawi Office - MALAWI | Published August 4, 2017  -  Deadline August 18, 2017

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

National Consultant - Terminal Evaluation of The Poverty and Environment Initiative Project

UNDP Malawi Office - MALAWI | Published December 18, 2017  -  Deadline January 5, 2018

UNDP has continued to support the Malawi (GoM) through UNDAF outcomes focusing on environment and energy for sustainable economic development. The Malawi Growth and Development Strategy (MGDS) II 2011/12-2015/16 is the overarching operational medium-term strategy for Malawi. Its main objective remains to reduce poverty and achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). It is organized into six thematic areas: i) Sustainable Economic Growth; ii) Social Development iii) Social Support and Disaster Risk Management (DRM); iv) Infrastructure Development; v) Improved Governance and; vi) Cross-cutting issues of gender and capacity development. Under MGDS I, Malawi has achieved macro-economic stability, economic growth, unprecedented poverty reduction, national food security and a 50 % reduction in HIV prevalence rates.


UNDP Malawi Office - MALAWI | Published October 17, 2017  -  Deadline October 30, 2017

The United Nations Development Programme invites qualified and potentially sound Firm/ Company who shall provide the services of the Individual Consultant (UN Cares focal point) to submit the technical & financial proposal in separate sealed envelope as per the requirement stipulated in the Procurement Notice.The detailed solicitation documents are available online and can be downloaded from our website:Interested Firm/ Company who can provide the services of the Individual Consultant (UN Cares focal point) are requested to send the required documents to the following address latest by October 30, 2017 at 12:30 hrs.

Provision of communication support to the Social Cash Transfer Programme

United Nations Children's Fund | Published October 8, 2014  -  Deadline November 3, 2014

UNICEF is supporting the MoGCDSW to recruit a Communication Consultant to support development of messages, communication materials and a time-phased action plan that will recommend communication activities to be implemented by the task force to improve the quality delivery of the programme.

MW-Financial Sector Technical Assistance - P122616

Financial Sector Technical Assistance Project (FSTAP),Reserve Bank of Malawi, | Published September 26, 2016  -  Deadline October 7, 2016

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

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

 | Published October 9, 2014

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

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

Malawi Country Office - MALAWI | Published August 31, 2017  -  Deadline September 15, 2017

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MW-Financial Sector Technical Assistance - P122616

Financial Sector Technical Assistance Project (FSTAP) | Published April 7, 2016  -  Deadline April 15, 2016

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

MW-Financial Sector Technical Assistance - P122616

Financial Sector Technical Assistance Project (FSTAP), | Published October 10, 2016  -  Deadline October 21, 2016

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

MW-Energy Sector Project - P099626

 | Published November 4, 2014

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

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

 | Published August 28, 2015

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