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

Supreme Audit Office | Published August 2, 2016  -  Deadline August 19, 2016
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Consulting Services- Individual Consultant Selection REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST(REOI) (CONSULTING SERVICES- INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANT SELECTION) Country:                        Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Name of the Project:      PublicFinancial ManagementReform Project (PFMR-II) Consulting services:       International Advisor (Individual Consultant) to the Performanceand EnvironmentAudit Department Duty Station:                 Supreme Audit Office/Afghanistan GRANT No.:                 (TF-10024) BACKGROUND The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan represented by Supreme Audit Office (SAO), has received agrant under PFMR-II - the Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund (ARTF), which is administered by the World Bank and intends toapply part of the proceeds to make payments under a contract for consultancy services for the post of an Advisor to provide supportto Performance audit Department on operational matters, and to assist the SAO to build its capacity to conduct performance auditsas per the ISSAIs. PFMR-II Project Development Objective (PDO): Include strengthening public financial management inAfghanistan through effective procurement, treasury and audit structures and systems in line with sound financial managementstandards of monitoring, reporting and control. The project's investments amongst others include support for building skills andimproving infrastructure for external audit of the SAO to improve management oversight of its own operations and strengthenexternal accountability of the executive. SUMMARY OF ASSIGNMENT Performance Audit is one of the key audits that the SAO is mandated to conduct as per theAfghanistan Supreme Audit Office Law. Building of the SAO capacity to conduct performance auditsis also one of the key supportareas within the PFMR II Project. As per the ARTF, the SAO was given benchmark targets for conducting set performance audits inselected ministries. The Performance and Environment Audit Department currently has 10 auditors. These auditors haveundertaken a number of short courses on Performance Auditing in and outside Afghanistan inthe last two years.  The team was able to conduct two (2) performance audits and one (1) environmental audit in2015 and are currently conducting 2 performance audits this year. Based on the set World Bank benchmarks, the SAO will be requiredto conduct five (5) performance audits in 2017. Although some progress has so been made in building SAO's performance and environment auditingcapacity, there is still significant support needed in order to fully build the SAO's performance audit capacity. Thus, the needfor an International Advisor to the Performance and Environment Audit Department. The Advisor will support the Department on various policy issues and also help conduct trainings,develop relevant manuals and checklists and also support the Performance Auditors in theplanning, execution, reporting andfollow-up on the audits conducted. DETAILED RESPONSIBILITIES OF THEASSIGNMENT The International Advisor will carry out the following tasks: 1.     Advise theHead of Performance and Environment Audit Department on policy and operational matters; 2.     Assist in thedevelopment of an overall training and capacity building plan and personal development plans for all staff of the Performance andEnvironmentAudit Department, including targets to assess progress in capacity building; 3.     Design acomprehensive training course on performance audit and develop training course materials including trainingsessions; 4.     Review anddevelopment of relevant audit policies, guidelines and checklists for the Department based on the relevant INTOSAI standards andlocal laws; 5.     Providesupportin the development of the SAO Performance Audit Manual; 6.     Provideformal as well as on-the-job training to the SAO performance audit Departmentin planning, conducting and reporting the results ofactual performance and environment audits conducted; 7.     Mentor allPerformance and Environment Audit Department staff in their personal and professional development activities including ensuringthat good practice is established and maintained in the conduct of audit work; 8.     Support thePerformance and Environment Audit Department in executing and achieving thebenchmarks set for it by the WorldBank; DELIVERABLES AND EXPECTEDOUTPUTS Outputs will include: 1.     A detailedwork plan with measurable performance targets; 2.     MonthlyProgress Reports against the work plan; 3.     A medium termtraining and capacity building plan for the SAO Performance and Environment Audit Department; 4.     Training ofstaff in Performance and Environment Audits; 5.     Updated/developed Performance and Environment Audit Strategy, Performance Audit Manual, Guidelines and checklists; 6.     Evidence ofsignificant improvement in audit efficiency and the quality and quantity ofPerformance and Environment audit reports. (The Advisorshould assistthe Department to successfully conduct at least three performance audits). KEY QUALIFICATIONS ANDEXPERIENCE ·         A certified professional qualification in CIPFA, ACCA, CPA, CIMA or Masters Degree inAccounting/Auditing ·         Minimum of seven (07) years post qualification working experience in public sector performance audit atmanagerial level; ·         Thorough knowledge in international standardson public sector performance audit; ·         Experience in capacity development, compilation of training materials and delivery of trainings on variousperformance audit topics; ·         Experience in development and Compilation of guidelines and reference materials in performanceaudit. ·         Experience in Afghanistan, especially with the GoA financial systems and procedures will be highlyregarded. Management and teamwork: ·         Ability to manage staff and contribute to the skills development and capacity building; ·         Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieveorganizationalgoals; ·         Solicits input by genuinely valuing others' ideas and expertise; is willing tolearn from others; ·         Place steam agenda before personal agenda; ·         Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, evenwhen such decisionsmay not entirely reflect own position; ·         Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for teamshortcomings; Communications: ·         Good communication (spoken and written) skills,including ability to explain and present program supportservices-related information/requirements and prepare written documents/communications in a clear, concisestyle. ·         Excellent skills in English (listening, reading, writing, and speaking) required; ·         Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and respondsappropriately; ·         Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping peopleinformed Competencies : ·Ability to determine and review priorities and meetdeadlines; ·         Ability to multi-task and work under pressure; ·         Ability to work independently and also as an effective team member; ·         Ability to develop capacity and competencies of staff and to transferskills. Liaison and ReportingArrangement The Advisor will be reporting to the Auditor Generaland the Head of P&E Audit Department Duration of Assignment: The assignment is initially for seven (7)months and may be extended if required conditionally upon availability of funds. Interested consultants must provide theirupdated curriculumvitae, indicating personal and technical skills, qualifications and experience in similar assignments. An individual consultant will be selectedin accordance withthe procedures set out in the Consultant Guidelines. The attention ofinterested consultants is drawn to paragraph1.9 of the World Bank Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans andIDA Credits and Grants by World Bankborrowers dated July 2014 ('Consultant Guidelines"), setting forth the World Bank's policy on conflictof interest. Further information and a copy of thedetailed Terms of Reference (TORs) can be obtained at the address below during working days from 08:00 to 16:00hours. Expressions of interest must be deliveredin a written form to the address below in person, or by mail, or by e-mail on or before August 19, 2016 at5:00pm. Attention:  Mohammad Dawood Safi Procurement and Services General Manager Supreme Audit Office Darulaman, Kabul, Afghanistan Email: dawoodsafi2006@yahoo.com ; andcopy to:  w.poya@sao.gov.af Web site: www.sao.gov.af

Naghlu Hydropower Rehabilitation Project - P132944

Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat | Published February 21, 2015  -  Deadline March 5, 2015
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Assist Nhrp Project Director As Technical Adviser Islamic Republic Of Afghanistan Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST Naghlu Hydro Power Rehabilitation Project (NHRP) Terms of Reference for International Consultant To Assist NHRP Project Director as Technical Adviser COUNTRY: Islamic Republic of Afghanistan NAME OF PROJECT: Naghlu Hydro Power Rehabilitation Project (NHRP) CONSULTINGSERVICES: Individual Consultant Reference No: VA-DABS-HQs/93-099 Amendment 1 WB Project No: P132944 Duty Station:    Kabul, Afghanistan with travel to project site if necessary Supervisor:      DABS Director General Duration: 264 working days Number of Jobs:1 Salary:Depending on Qualification and Experience Job Type: FullTime Nationality: Any Nationality Advertising Date: February 21,2015 ClosingDate:   March 5, 2015 The Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat  (DABS), Islamic Republic of Afghanistan has received financing from the World Banktoward the cost of the Naghlu hydro powerrehabilitation project(NHRP), and intends to apply part ofthe proceeds for consulting services. The Services include for hiring of InternationalIndividual Advisor/Consultant to DABS for achieving the goals and objective   andexpecting him to join DABS ASAP. I.                 PROJECT BACKGROUND 1.      TheNaghlu Dam Project is financed by the World Bank and the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. The project is expectedto address the problems facingthe water supply, irrigation or hydropower sector through reconstruction and rehabilitation of NaghluDam, a gravity dam on the Kabul Riverin Surobi district, Kabul province, Afghanistan. It is located 40 km (25 mi) east ofthe Afghan capital Kabul. The primary purpose of the dam is hydroelectric power generation and it supports a powerstation with arated capacity of 4X23.5 MW at rated net head of 61m. It is the largest hydropower plant in Afghanistan and generate/providemost ofKabul's electricity. It is currently being rehabilitated and currently only two out of the four generators are operational. TheProject is being implemented by the Ministry of Energy and Water (MEW) and Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS). The overall aimof the Project is to improve and ensure safe, reliable and sustainable water supply, irrigation or hydropower in the Kabulprovince. 2.      As thewater supply or power supply system for the Kabul Province will provide the raw drinking water or hydropower from the Naghlu Dam,the client or owner is required to prepare an independent Dam Safety Assessment Report in accordance with the World Bank PoliciesOP / BP 4.37. The dam height is ~100 m (328 ft) and is 280 m (919 ft) long and its reservoir has a storagecapacity of 550,000,000 m3. The downstream of the dam is Kabul city with approximate population of 3,000,000. The ownerand operator of the Dam is Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS). 3.      Construction of the dam was financed and supervised by the Soviet Union between 1960 and 1968. The first generator wascommissioned in 1967. During the Civil War the opposition used the NHPP as a tool to deprive the Kabul people from electricity. Thepower station fell into disrepair and by the 2001 Change of political power only two generators were operational. In August 2006,Afghanistan's Ministry of Energy and Water awarded the Russian company Technopromexport (TPE) a $32.5 million contract torehabilitate all four generating units including the two inoperable turbine-generators and replace two banks of transformers. Thefirst of the units became operational in September 2010 and the transformers were replaced byearly 2012. The rehabilitation isbeing funded by the World Bank. Thesecond unit was operational by the end of 2012. The third unit becameoperational in February2013. In November 2011 another World Bank funded contract was awarded to upgrade the switchyard of the powerstation. 4.      The previous World Bank project that closed inMarch 2013,highlighted several problems at plant level. Among others, the main ones were the continuous sediment accumulation, which had builtup on the face of the dam and blocked the bottom outlet and the frequent shutdown of the generating units for maintenance etc.Overall,under the status quo, without additional Bank financing, there is a grave risk to Naghlu not being able to continue togenerate and also a significant safety risk. 5.      As a result a consensus has been reached among the relevantAfghan counterparts and internally inthe Bank to prepare a new grant, the Naghlu Hydropower Rehabilitation Project (NHRP). This will comprise six components, as described below. The project will be implemented by MEW for theon-goingelectromechanical component, since that is a continuation of their existing activities. Apart from the continuation of theexisting contract for rehabilitating the electro-mechanical equipment, the rest of theworks such as procurement of additional spareparts necessary for three years of operation and the training of the power plant staff will be implemented by DABS. MEW will mostlikely be responsible for component 6 although this is yet to be confirmed, while the civil works, including the sediment removalwill be implemented by DABS. 6.      This project triggers the WorldBank's Operational Policies OP4.01 on environmental assessment, OP4.12Involuntary Resettlement; and OP4.37 Safety of Dams, and OP7.50 Projects on international Waterways. Since Naghlu Dam is over 15min height, OP4.37 considers it a large dam, therefore requiring DABS to establish an independent panel of experts to review andadvice on all aspects of the safety of the dam. II.                 PROJECTCOMPONENTS Theproject has the following six components: (a)    Component 1: Completion of electro-mechanicalrepairs (b)   Component 2: Improvement of the safety and sustainabilityof the dam (c)    Component 3: Optimization of PowerGeneration (d)   Component 4: Environmental and socialsustainability (e)    Component 5: Project management (f)    Component 6: Capacity Development andScale-up Component 1: Mechanical, Electrical andElectromechanical Works(ARTF $14 million).  Itwill consist of three sub-components: ·         Rehabilitation of Unit 1 and balance of plant. ·         Spare parts and consumables. ·         Additional training for plant staff. Component 2: Dam Safety Improvements(ARTF $28 million).  This component is aimedat ensuring the safe operation of the dam and will consist of three subcomponents as follows: ·        Dam safety audit.  This work will cover studies of identified issues such as reactivating thebottom outlet, adequacy of auxiliary power and other systems, improvements to the head gates closing system, installation ofinstrumentation and clearance of unexploded ordnance from the dam structure.  Thesubcomponent will primarily comprise studies aiming structural and operational safety considering updated hydrological and seismicdata following relevant international/national standards/guidelines, flood routing through Naghlu Dam until Surobi Dam includingadequacy of its spilling arrangements. ·         Non-structural measures.  This aims to support DABS to introduce modern dam safety measures that donot entail structural or other works. This will include setting up a procedure and staffing for independent dam safety inspections;preparation of dam safety plans including operations, maintenance and surveillance manuals for civil works, emergency preparednessplans, and post-earthquake response plans. The operating manuals forthe electrical and electromechanical works will be revised. Thedetailed maintenance plan for equipment will be prepared. Training for staff in all aspects will beconducted. ·         Structural and other works. Work to be includedunder this subcomponent will include sediment removal, reactivation of the low leveloutlet; introduction of independent operationof the power intake gates; installation of a standby generator for emergency opening of the spillway gates and closing of the powerintake gates; and installation of essential instrumentation.  Other work identified inthe audit will be included. Component 3: Optimization of Power Generation (ARTF $ 15million). This component is aimed at examining the potential for increasingpower generation at Naghlu Dam Hydropower Plant.  This would ensure sustainable sediment management and potentially increasethe amount of energy produced by the dam.  The component will consist of two sub components: ·         Feasibility study. This will examine the feasibility ofvarious options to increase power generationincluding but not limited to: appropriate dam operation and better management, additional storage upstream the dam, additionalsiphon spillway/ floating barge mechanism for controlled flushing of sediments, raising the dam crest, catchment area treatment andcombination thereof.  Studies will include review of topography, bathymetry, geotechnical, hydrological and electricitygeneration (i.e. turbine & generators), engineering and economic and financial aspects.  Since creating additionalupstream storage and raising the dam would require additional land, an ESIA will also be conducted by a separateconsultant. ·         Detailed design.Should the feasibility return a positive result, a detailed design would be prepared. Based on thefindings of the ESIA,resettlement and livelihoods restoration, environment management, health and other action plans would also be prepared.  Theseactivities would then allow swift preparation of a follow-up investment project to enhance the power generation, should financingbe available and security and other circumstances permit. Component 4: Environmental and SocialSustainability (ARTF $7 million).  Thiscomponent will aim to ensure the environmental and social sustainability of the dam.  Itwill consist of three subcomponents: ·        Addressing legacy issues.  Early consultations with peoplein the project area indicate that there are anumber of social legacyissues from the project.  They include land, buildings and otherassets for which compensation was not provided and promises of provision of electricity and jobs which have not beenfulfilled.  The component would support electrification in the project area, andimproved access to skills and training to enable local people to gain employment at the plant. ·        Environment management. This subcomponent will support (a) the monitoring of the existing environment management plan for Component 1; and (b)the preparation implementation and independent monitoring of an environment management plan for the structural & other workssubcomponent of Component 2. ·         Resettlement and livelihoods restoration.  This subcomponent will support the preparation, implementation and independent monitoringof a resettlement and livelihoods development plan for the structural and other works subcomponent of Component 2.  It will not finance land acquisition. Component 5: DABS Project Management(ARTF $7.5 million).  The component willinclude the creation and maintenance of an Environment and Resettlement Advisory Panel, the duties of which will embrace therequirements of OP 4.01 for an independent environment panel of experts and an Engineering Advisory Panel, the duties of which willembrace the requirements of the dam safety review panel as set out in OP 4.37. Component 6: Capacity Development and Scale-up (ARTF $5.0 million).  The Capacity Development and Scale-upComponent will support early actions needed to develop the Kunar River hydropower cascade. It is expected to finance studies to complement existing feasibility studies on planning and implementation for socialdevelopment; environment and health management, consideration of alternatives and mitigation measures; hydrological, geological,geotechnical, seismic and dam safety studies; project preparation and management and preparation of financial and economicdocuments. Adetailed description of these components will be found in the project appraisal document. III.                 PROJECT PHASING The proposed project will be phased to allow the buildup of projectimplementation capacity in parallel with the technical work that must be undertaken. Three phases areenvisaged: ·         Preparation.  In addition to the normal activitiesundertaken during preparation, the work currently beingundertaken to rehabilitate the mechanical, electrical and electromechanicalworks would continue.  The Environment and Resettlement Advisory Panel and EngineeringAdvisory Panel will be recruited.  Specialist procurement, safeguards and technicalconsultants will be hired to help DABS prepare the first phase activities.  The PPG nowproposed is to financethese costs. One of the requirements for completing the preparation stage is to prepareframeworks for Operation & Maintenance (O&M) Plan and Emergency Preparedness Plan (EPP) ·         First phase.  Upon completion of the preparationphase, ARTF financing will be sought to cover the costs ofa first phase focused on the completion of Component 1, coveringelectrical and electromechanical works, the safety audit and non-structural subcomponents of Component 2, the feasibility studyunder Component 3, and Components 4, 5 and 6. ·         Second phase.  When the scope and cost of the structural and other works planned under Component 2 havebeen identified, and if a decision to move to the detailed design for enhancing power generation capacity under Component 3 ismade, additional ARTF financing will be sought. The Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) wants to hire a consultant prepare the frame workplans withdetailed scope to have an instructional Manual for starting the practical work after the preparation stage which is the necessaryrequirement for the Preparation stage of the project. IV.                 OBJECTIVES  and scope of work OF THE ASSIGNMENT The primary objective of NHRP Technical Adviser to assist ProjectDirector in technical and procurement aspects of the project activities as below: Project Implementation 1.      Provide technicalexpertise and strategic guidance to all project components, assuming quality control of interventions, and support theProjectDirector in the coordination of the implementation of planned activities under the Naghlu Hydropower Rehabilitation Projectas stipulated in the project document/work plan; 2.      Coordinate the workof all consultants and sub-contractors, ensuring the timely delivery of expected outputs, and effective synergy among the varioussub-contracted activities, specifically in the implementation ofcomponents 2 & 3; 3.      Ensure that technicalcontracts meet the highest standards; provide input into development of Terms of Reference for sub-contracts, assist with selectionprocess, recommend best approaches, provide technical peer function to sub-contractors; 4.      Review the technicalspecifications of the Project and if required, ask the consultant to revise them to a high professional standard, ensure that theyare in line with DABS/ Afghanistan rules, and duly approved bythe Project Technical Advisory Panel (PTAP) and accepted by WorldBank. And permit the consultant for final submission, 5.      Ensure that the allenvironmental and social mitigations are implemented according to Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) anddulyapproved by Environmental and Social Advisory Panel (ESAP). 6.      Provide training andbackstopping where necessary. 7.      Consultant shallvisit the site during construction and ensure the qualityof the work and submit visit report to Project Director to issue notice tothe contractor if required. 8.      Provide assistance inadvancing the procurement processes of the differentactivities. Project management andmonitoring 1.      Provide hands-onsupport to the Project Director, project staff and other government counterparts in the areas of project management and planning,management of site activities, impact assessment, monitoring and final evaluation of the project; 2.      Assist the ProjectDirector in the preparation and revision of the Management Plan as well as Annual Work Plans; 3.      Assist the ProjectDirector in preparation and modification of TORs for various consultancy services required under the project 4.      Assist the ProjectDirector in monitoring the technical quality of projectM&E systems (including indicators and targets); 5.      Assist the ProjectDirector in adjusting the project Results Framework, asrequired and in line with corporate requirements; 6.      Coordinatepreparation of the periodic Status Report when called for by the Project Director; 7.      Review/Annual ProjectReport (APR), inception report, technical reports, 8.      Assist the ProjectDirector in the preparation of the Combined Project Implementation 9.      Assist and supervisethe project phasing out required activities such as project final evaluation, completion report as required. Relationship building Assist the Project Director in liaison work with project partners, World Bank, NGOs and other groups to ensure effectivecoordination of project activities. The consultant will be present in all World Bank missions to be able to advice on progress onchallenges. Communication Assist in knowledge management, communications and awareness raising and document lessons from project implementation andmake recommendations to the Project Team for more effective implementation and coordination of projectactivities. The above mentionedis only for indicative purpose and the details of each point of scope of work as mentioned in theannexure should be framed and alsoif there are any other clauses/points that are deemed necessary have to be included by theConsultant. V.                 CONSULTANT'S REPORTINGOBLIGATIONS Consultant shall submit bi-monthly progress report, shall generally summarize the task/work in progress and completed,estimated percent of task/work completed and the plan of task/work to be accomplished during the next two month. Any problems thatmay cause or be causing delays should be listed, including proposed measures, suggestion to correct the problem. VI.                 SERVICES TO BE PROVIDED BY THE CLIENT The client/owner will provide counterpart staff to work closely with theConsultant, to liaise with the consultant, respond to questions, supply unpublished information and reports, and assist withlogistics and contacts for site visits. The client/owner will provide all documentation and in-house data related to the project.It will also assist the consultant with contacts and other relevant stakeholders. The Client/owner shall arrangetransport andlogistics for travel to the site and site visits. VII.                 Staffing, Logistical Arrangements and Contracting: The contract will be a time-basedpayment contract and include a period of 264 working days. It is expected that signing of the contract will be finalized as soon aspossible after reviewing letter of interest and the selected candidate will be required to start immediately. The advisor'sremuneration is based on (i) agreed upon unitrates multiplied by the actual time spent by the staff in executing the assignment,and (ii) reimbursable expenses using actual expenses and/ or agreed unit prices. DABS official will supervise the consultant works,who will be involved in the daily execution of the assignment. The advisor would be required to spend about 80 percent of his or her time in Afghanistan. Theclient shall use working days of the consultant in Afghanistan as per their needs. DABS will arrange to provide a secure guesthouse or hotel and transport for the consultant to and from the airport and to and from its offices, and for any fieldtrips/meetings. The assignment will terminate upon the issue of the Dabs permit for the project, but may be extended ifnecessary. VIII.                 Qualifications and Experience: ? Education: Advanced University (Masters or higher) Degree in relevant field; Experience: Minimum 10 years professional experience preparing and managing large-scale hydropower plant for development,including preparing TORs for various studies, preferably dealing with large hydropower plant, and providing guidance and directionto consultants' activities; ? Analytical ability, practical problem-solving skills and resourcefulness in performing varied tasks in thearea; ? Demonstrated skills in retrieving, gathering and obtaining information from various sources; ? Sound organizational skills and ability to prioritize and deliver assignments in a timely manner often under severe timepressures; ? Demonstrated initiative in developing practical approaches that improveefficiency and effectiveness of theproject; ? Strong inter-personnel skills and commitment to work in a team-oriented, multi-culturalenvironment; ? Language skills: Fluent oral and written skills in English; ? Computer literacy: Proficient in PC based applications such as Word,Excel and Power Points etc. XI.        Expressions of interest must be delivered by e-mail, fax or hard copy totheaddress below before/by March 5, 2015. In writing at [Da Afghanistan BreshnaSherkat],near to Chamane Huzorie,Kabul Afghanistan or by E-mail to: En Mohammad Wali Oria(+93) 72900 2628    wali.oria@dabs.af Mr. Hadi Alami: (+93)75206305                    hadi.alami@dabs.af

Naghlu Hydropower Rehabilitation Project - P132944

Da Afghanistan BreshnaSherkat | Published January 21, 2015  -  Deadline February 3, 2015
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Assist Nhrp Project Director As Technical Adviser Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST Naghlu Hydro Power Rehabilitation Project (NHRP) Terms of Reference for International Consultant To Assist NHRP Project Director as Technical Adviser COUNTRY: Islamic Republic of Afghanistan NAME OF PROJECT: Naghlu Hydro Power Rehabilitation Project (NHRP) CONSULTINGSERVICES: Individual Consultant Reference No: VA-DABS-HQs/93-099 Project ID No.:P132944 IDA Grant No.: TF014861 Duty Station:    Kabul, Afghanistan with travel to project site if necessary Supervisor:      DABS Director General Duration: 264 working days Number of Jobs:1 Salary:Depending on Qualification and Experience Job Type: FullTime Nationality: Any Nationality Advertising Date: 21 Jan2015 ClosingDate:   03 Feb 2015 The Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat  (DABS), Islamic Republic of Afghanistan has received financing from the World Banktoward the cost of the Naghlu hydro powerrehabilitation project(NHRP), and intends to apply part ofthe proceeds for consulting services. The Services include for hiring of InternationalIndividual Advisor/Consultant to DABS for achieving the goals and objective   andexpecting him to join DABS ASAP. I.                 PROJECT BACKGROUND 1.      TheNaghlu Dam Project is financed by the World Bank and the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. The project is expectedto address the problems facingthe water supply, irrigation or hydropower sector through reconstruction and rehabilitation of NaghluDam, a gravity dam on the Kabul Riverin Surobi district, Kabul province, Afghanistan. It is located 40 km (25 mi) east ofthe Afghan capital Kabul. The primary purpose of the dam is hydroelectric power generation and it supports a powerstation with arated capacity of 4X23.5 MW at rated net head of 61m. It is the largest hydropower plant in Afghanistan and generate/providemost ofKabul's electricity. It is currently being rehabilitated and currently only two out of the four generators are operational. TheProject is being implemented by the Ministry of Energy and Water (MEW) and Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS). The overall aimof the Project is to improve and ensure safe, reliable and sustainable water supply, irrigation or hydropower in the Kabulprovince. 2.      As thewater supply or power supply system for the Kabul Province will provide the raw drinking water or hydropower from the Naghlu Dam,the client or owner is required to prepare an independent Dam Safety Assessment Report in accordance with the World Bank PoliciesOP / BP 4.37. The dam height is ~100 m (328 ft) and is 280 m (919 ft) long and its reservoir has a storagecapacity of 550,000,000 m3. The downstream of the dam is Kabul city with approximate population of 3,000,000. The ownerand operator of the Dam is Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS). 3.      Construction of the dam was financed and supervised by the Soviet Union between 1960 and 1968. The first generator wascommissioned in 1967. During the Civil War the opposition used the NHPP as a tool to deprive the Kabul people from electricity. Thepower station fell into disrepair and by the 2001 Change of political power only two generators were operational. In August 2006,Afghanistan's Ministry of Energy and Water awarded the Russian company Technopromexport (TPE) a $32.5 million contract torehabilitate all four generating units including the two inoperable turbine-generators and replace two banks of transformers. Thefirst of the units became operational in September 2010 and the transformers were replaced byearly 2012. The rehabilitation isbeing funded by the World Bank. Thesecond unit was operational by the end of 2012. The third unit becameoperational in February2013. In November 2011 another World Bank funded contract was awarded to upgrade the switchyard of the powerstation. 4.      The previous World Bank project that closed inMarch 2013,highlighted several problems at plant level. Among others, the main ones were the continuous sediment accumulation, which had builtup on the face of the dam and blocked the bottom outlet and the frequent shutdown of the generating units for maintenance etc.Overall,under the status quo, without additional Bank financing, there is a grave risk to Naghlu not being able to continue togenerate and also a significant safety risk. 5.      As a result a consensus has been reached among the relevantAfghan counterparts and internally inthe Bank to prepare a new grant, the Naghlu Hydropower Rehabilitation Project (NHRP). This will comprise six components, as described below. The project will be implemented by MEW for theon-goingelectromechanical component, since that is a continuation of their existing activities. Apart from the continuation of theexisting contract for rehabilitating the electro-mechanical equipment, the rest of theworks such as procurement of additional spareparts necessary for three years of operation and the training of the power plant staff will be implemented by DABS. MEW will mostlikely be responsible for component 6 although this is yet to be confirmed, while the civil works, including the sediment removalwill be implemented by DABS. 6.      This project triggers the WorldBank's Operational Policies OP4.01 on environmental assessment, OP4.12Involuntary Resettlement; and OP4.37 Safety of Dams, and OP7.50 Projects on international Waterways. Since Naghlu Dam is over 15min height, OP4.37 considers it a large dam, therefore requiring DABS to establish an independent panel of experts to review andadvice on all aspects of the safety of the dam. II.                 PROJECTCOMPONENTS Theproject has the following six components: (a)    Component 1: Completion of electro-mechanicalrepairs (b)   Component 2: Improvement of the safety and sustainabilityof the dam (c)    Component 3: Optimization of PowerGeneration (d)   Component 4: Environmental and socialsustainability (e)    Component 5: Project management (f)    Component 6: Capacity Development andScale-up Component 1: Mechanical, Electrical andElectromechanical Works(ARTF $14 million).  Itwill consist of three sub-components: ·         Rehabilitation of Unit 1 and balance of plant. ·         Spare parts and consumables. ·         Additional training for plant staff. Component 2: Dam Safety Improvements(ARTF $28 million).  This component is aimedat ensuring the safe operation of the dam and will consist of three subcomponents as follows: ·        Dam safety audit.  This work will cover studies of identified issues such as reactivating thebottom outlet, adequacy of auxiliary power and other systems, improvements to the head gates closing system, installation ofinstrumentation and clearance of unexploded ordnance from the dam structure.  Thesubcomponent will primarily comprise studies aiming structural and operational safety considering updated hydrological and seismicdata following relevant international/national standards/guidelines, flood routing through Naghlu Dam until Surobi Dam includingadequacy of its spilling arrangements. ·         Non-structural measures.  This aims to support DABS to introduce modern dam safety measures that donot entail structural or other works. This will include setting up a procedure and staffing for independent dam safety inspections;preparation of dam safety plans including operations, maintenance and surveillance manuals for civil works, emergency preparednessplans, and post-earthquake response plans. The operating manuals forthe electrical and electromechanical works will be revised. Thedetailed maintenance plan for equipment will be prepared. Training for staff in all aspects will beconducted. ·         Structural and other works. Work to be includedunder this subcomponent will include sediment removal, reactivation of the low leveloutlet; introduction of independent operationof the power intake gates; installation of a standby generator for emergency opening of the spillway gates and closing of the powerintake gates; and installation of essential instrumentation.  Other work identified inthe audit will be included. Component 3: Optimization of Power Generation (ARTF $ 15million). This component is aimed at examining the potential for increasingpower generation at Naghlu Dam Hydropower Plant.  This would ensure sustainable sediment management and potentially increasethe amount of energy produced by the dam.  The component will consist of two sub components: ·         Feasibility study. This will examine the feasibility ofvarious options to increase power generationincluding but not limited to: appropriate dam operation and better management, additional storage upstream the dam, additionalsiphon spillway/ floating barge mechanism for controlled flushing of sediments, raising the dam crest, catchment area treatment andcombination thereof.  Studies will include review of topography, bathymetry, geotechnical, hydrological and electricitygeneration (i.e. turbine & generators), engineering and economic and financial aspects.  Since creating additionalupstream storage and raising the dam would require additional land, an ESIA will also be conducted by a separateconsultant. ·         Detailed design.Should the feasibility return a positive result, a detailed design would be prepared. Based on thefindings of the ESIA,resettlement and livelihoods restoration, environment management, health and other action plans would also be prepared.  Theseactivities would then allow swift preparation of a follow-up investment project to enhance the power generation, should financingbe available and security and other circumstances permit. Component 4: Environmental and SocialSustainability (ARTF $7 million).  Thiscomponent will aim to ensure the environmental and social sustainability of the dam.  Itwill consist of three subcomponents: ·        Addressing legacy issues.  Early consultations with peoplein the project area indicate that there are anumber of social legacyissues from the project.  They include land, buildings and otherassets for which compensation was not provided and promises of provision of electricity and jobs which have not beenfulfilled.  The component would support electrification in the project area, andimproved access to skills and training to enable local people to gain employment at the plant. ·        Environment management. This subcomponent will support (a) the monitoring of the existing environment management plan for Component 1; and (b)the preparation implementation and independent monitoring of an environment management plan for the structural & other workssubcomponent of Component 2. ·         Resettlement and livelihoods restoration.  This subcomponent will support the preparation, implementation and independent monitoringof a resettlement and livelihoods development plan for the structural and other works subcomponent of Component 2.  It will not finance land acquisition. Component 5: DABS Project Management(ARTF $7.5 million).  The component willinclude the creation and maintenance of an Environment and Resettlement Advisory Panel, the duties of which will embrace therequirements of OP 4.01 for an independent environment panel of experts and an Engineering Advisory Panel, the duties of which willembrace the requirements of the dam safety review panel as set out in OP 4.37. Component 6: Capacity Development and Scale-up (ARTF $5.0 million).  The Capacity Development and Scale-upComponent will support early actions needed to develop the Kunar River hydropower cascade. It is expected to finance studies to complement existing feasibility studies on planning and implementation for socialdevelopment; environment and health management, consideration of alternatives and mitigation measures; hydrological, geological,geotechnical, seismic and dam safety studies; project preparation and management and preparation of financial and economicdocuments. Adetailed description of these components will be found in the project appraisal document. III.                 PROJECT PHASING The proposed project will be phased to allow the buildup of projectimplementation capacity in parallel with the technical work that must be undertaken. Three phases areenvisaged: ·         Preparation.  In addition to the normal activitiesundertaken during preparation, the work currently beingundertaken to rehabilitate the mechanical, electrical and electromechanicalworks would continue.  The Environment and Resettlement Advisory Panel and EngineeringAdvisory Panel will be recruited.  Specialist procurement, safeguards and technicalconsultants will be hired to help DABS prepare the first phase activities.  The PPG nowproposed is to financethese costs. One of the requirements for completing the preparation stage is to prepareframeworks for Operation & Maintenance (O&M) Plan and Emergency Preparedness Plan (EPP) ·         First phase.  Upon completion of the preparationphase, ARTF financing will be sought to cover the costs ofa first phase focused on the completion of Component 1, coveringelectrical and electromechanical works, the safety audit and non-structural subcomponents of Component 2, the feasibility studyunder Component 3, and Components 4, 5 and 6. ·         Second phase.  When the scope and cost of the structural and other works planned under Component 2 havebeen identified, and if a decision to move to the detailed design for enhancing power generation capacity under Component 3 ismade, additional ARTF financing will be sought. The Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) wants to hire a consultant prepare the frame workplans withdetailed scope to have an instructional Manual for starting the practical work after the preparation stage which is the necessaryrequirement for the Preparation stage of the project. IV.                 OBJECTIVES  and scope of work OF THE ASSIGNMENT The primary objective of NHRP Technical Adviser to assist ProjectDirector in technical and procurement aspects of the project activities as below: Project Implementation 1.      Provide technicalexpertise and strategic guidance to all project components, assuming quality control of interventions, and support theProjectDirector in the coordination of the implementation of planned activities under the Naghlu Hydropower Rehabilitation Projectas stipulated in the project document/work plan; 2.      Coordinate the workof all consultants and sub-contractors, ensuring the timely delivery of expected outputs, and effective synergy among the varioussub-contracted activities, specifically in the implementation ofcomponents 2 & 3; 3.      Ensure that technicalcontracts meet the highest standards; provide input into development of Terms of Reference for sub-contracts, assist with selectionprocess, recommend best approaches, provide technical peer function to sub-contractors; 4.      Review the technicalspecifications of the Project and if required, ask the consultant to revise them to a high professional standard, ensure that theyare in line with DABS/ Afghanistan rules, and duly approved bythe Project Technical Advisory Panel (PTAP) and accepted by WorldBank. And permit the consultant for final submission, 5.      Ensure that the allenvironmental and social mitigations are implemented according to Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) anddulyapproved by Environmental and Social Advisory Panel (ESAP). 6.      Provide training andbackstopping where necessary. 7.      Consultant shallvisit the site during construction and ensure the qualityof the work and submit visit report to Project Director to issue notice tothe contractor if required. 8.      Provide assistance inadvancing the procurement processes of the differentactivities. Project management andmonitoring 1.      Provide hands-onsupport to the Project Director, project staff and other government counterparts in the areas of project management and planning,management of site activities, impact assessment, monitoring and final evaluation of the project; 2.      Assist the ProjectDirector in the preparation and revision of the Management Plan as well as Annual Work Plans; 3.      Assist the ProjectDirector in preparation and modification of TORs for various consultancy services required under the project 4.      Assist the ProjectDirector in monitoring the technical quality of projectM&E systems (including indicators and targets); 5.      Assist the ProjectDirector in adjusting the project Results Framework, asrequired and in line with corporate requirements; 6.      Coordinatepreparation of the periodic Status Report when called for by the Project Director; 7.      Review/Annual ProjectReport (APR), inception report, technical reports, 8.      Assist the ProjectDirector in the preparation of the Combined Project Implementation 9.      Assist and supervisethe project phasing out required activities such as project final evaluation, completion report as required. Relationship building Assist the Project Director in liaison work with project partners, World Bank, NGOs and other groups to ensure effectivecoordination of project activities. The consultant will be present in all World Bank missions to be able to advice on progress onchallenges. Communication Assist in knowledge management, communications and awareness raising and document lessons from project implementation andmake recommendations to the Project Team for more effective implementation and coordination of projectactivities. The above mentioned is only forindicative purpose and the details of each point of scope of work as mentioned in theannexure should be framed and also if thereare any other clauses/points that are deemed necessary have to be included by the Consultant. V.                 CONSULTANT'S REPORTINGOBLIGATIONS Consultant shall submit bi-monthly progress report, shall generally summarize the task/work in progress and completed,estimated percent of task/work completed and the plan of task/work to be accomplished during the next two month. Any problems thatmay cause or be causing delays should be listed, including proposed measures, suggestion to correct the problem. VI.                 SERVICES TO BE PROVIDED BY THE CLIENT The client/owner will provide counterpart staff to work closely with theConsultant, to liaise with the consultant, respond to questions, supply unpublished information and reports, and assist withlogistics and contacts for site visits. The client/owner will provide all documentation and in-house data related to the project.It will also assist the consultant with contacts and other relevant stakeholders. The Client/owner shall arrangetransport andlogistics for travel to the site and site visits. VII.                 Staffing, Logistical Arrangements and Contracting: The contract will be a time-basedpayment contract and include a period of 264 working days. It is expected that signing of the contract will be finalized as soon aspossible after reviewing letter of interest and the selected candidate will be required to start immediately. The advisor'sremuneration is based on (i) agreed upon unitrates multiplied by the actual time spent by the staff in executing the assignment,and (ii) reimbursable expenses using actual expenses and/ or agreed unit prices. DABS official will supervise the consultant works,who will be involved in the daily execution of the assignment. The advisor would be required to spend about 80 percent of his or her time in Afghanistan. Theclient shall use working days of the consultant in Afghanistan as per their needs. this contract shall open contract. DABS willarrange to provide a secure guest house or hotel and transport for the consultant to and from the airport and to and from itsoffices, and for any field trips/meetings. The assignment will terminate upon the issue of the Dabs permit for theproject, but maybe extended if necessary. VIII.                 Qualifications and Experience: ? Education: Advanced University (Masters or higher) Degree in relevant field; Experience: Minimum 10 years professional experience preparing and managing large-scale hydropower plant for development,including preparing TORs for various studies, preferably dealing with large hydropower plant, and providing guidance and directionto consultants' activities; ? Analytical ability, practical problem-solving skills and resourcefulness in performing varied tasks in thearea; ? Demonstrated skills in retrieving, gathering and obtaining information from various sources; ? Sound organizational skills and ability to prioritize and deliver assignments in a timely manner often under severe timepressures; ? Demonstrated initiative in developing practical approaches that improveefficiency and effectiveness of theproject; ? Strong inter-personnel skills and commitment to work in a team-oriented, multi-culturalenvironment; ? Language skills: Fluent oral and written skills in English; ? Computer literacy: Proficient in PC based applications such as Word,Excel and Power Points etc. XI.        Expressions of interest must be delivered by e-mail, fax or hard copy totheaddress below before/by Feb 03, 2015. In writing at [Da Afghanistan BreshnaSherkat],near to Chamane Huzorie,Kabul Afghanistan or by E-mail to: En Mohammad Wali Oria(+93) 72900 2628    wali.oria@dabs.af Mr. Hadi Alami: (+93)75206305                    hadi.alami@dabs.af

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

Supreme Audit Office | Published July 25, 2016  -  Deadline August 11, 2016
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Assignment Title: International Advisor (individual Consultant) To Information Technology Deportment Of Sao. REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST(REOI) (Consulting Services? Individual consultant Selection) Country: Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Project Name: Public Financial Management Reform Project-II(PFMRII) Grant No.: TF 10024 Project ID: P120427 Package ID: SAO/AF/C-6 Assignment Title: International Advisor (Individual Consultant) toinformation technology Deportment of SAO. Background: The Islamic Republic of Afghanistanrepresented by Supreme Audit Office (SAO), has received a grant under PFMR-II - the Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund(ARTF),which is administered by the World Bank and intends to apply part of the proceeds to make payments under a contract forconsultancy services  for the post of an Advisor to provide support to Performanceaudit Department on operational matters, guidelines, external audit, support services & sustainable capacity buildingactivities of mentioned department, based on INTOSAI standards. PFMR-II Project Development Objective(PDO): Include strengthening public financial management in Afghanistan through effective procurement, treasury and audit structures and systems in linewith sound financial management standards of monitoring, reporting and control. The project's investments amongst othersinclude support for building skills and improving infrastructure for external audit of the SAO to improve management oversight ofits own operationsand strengthen external accountability of the executive. SummaryofAssignment The Supreme Audit Office (SAO) has madesignificant progress in the building of its IT infrastructure and technical capacity. The Government of the Islamic Republic ofAfghanistan has also made major strides in computerizing the financial management operating environment. A number of IFMIS(integrated financial management information system) like Free Balance, AMIS (Audit management information system), SIGTAS (standard integrated government taxadministration), and DAD (donor assistance database).etc arecurrently being used in the government's operations.  This move towards an IT operatingenvironment requires that the SAO also builds its capacity to conduct audits in this new operating environment. At the moment, theSAO has been able to purchase CAATs to assist in conducting of data analysis. However, there isneed to build the capacity of theSAO to efficiently conduct IT Audits and also conduct audits in IT environment. Hence, the SAO's need forthe services of anInternational Advisor to the IT Department. The International Advisor to the ITDepartment will have the responsibility ofbuilding the capacity of the Supreme Audit Office to conduct IT Audits of the variousIFMIS being using by the different government Ministries and Departments.  The Advisorwill also assess the SAO's current ICT policies, manuals, infrastructure, capabilities and advice on the areas forimprovement. Detailed RESPONSIBILITIES of the Assignment The IT auditor will be responsible for thefollowing; a)   Current state assessment of the SAO ICT Capacity The Advisor will beexpected to review/ assess the SAO's capacity in the following; ·         IT Strategy andpolicies; ·         ITInfrastructure; ·         Capacity to conduct IT Audits of thevarious Government IFMIS; ·         Technical capacity of the IT Department toconduct IT Audits. After the assessment, the Advisor will beexpected to come up with animplementation plan to strengthen the IT Audit's Capacity. b) Review, update and development of the SAO'sIT Strategy, policies and manuals The Advisor willassist the SAO in developing and updating its IT audit s Strategy, policies and manuals. c) Conducting of trainings in IT Audits anddeveloping of IT Audit manuals, checklists and guidelines The Advisor will help build the capacity ofthe IT team to conduct ITaudits. This will be achieved through classroom trainings as well as on the job trainings for the staff.The Advisor will therefore be involved and assist the SAO team in conducting agreed upon IT audits on the selected governmentministries. The Advisor will also be expected todevelop IT Audit manuals, checklists and guidelines. These will be piloted and tested on a number of ministries under audit. The SAO recently purchased the idea CAATs.The Advisor will be key inthe training of the SAO staff in the use of the IDEA/Teammate AM and in conducting of dataanalysis. d) Assist the SAO in conducting IT Audits The Advisor will be expected to assist theSAO in conducting a numberof IT audits. The advisor will guide the audit teams through the entire audit cycle (from audit planningto reporting). The IT Audit Manuals, guidelines and checklists developed by the Advisor will be used by the SAO team in conductingthese audits. e) Technical assistance in the connecting of the SAO's CAATS to thevarious government IFMIS The Advisor will assist the SAO in havingthe SAO CAATs connected to the various IFMIS being used by the government. This will require collaborating with other consultantsand staff handling the IFMIS in the different government ministries and departments. f) Any other IT related duties as may berequired by the SAO The Advisor will also be expected to adviseSAO on various IT audit srelated issues and to attend meetings with the other advisors as and when the need arises. . DELIVERABLES AND EXPECTEDOUTPUTS 1.     SAO IT Audit Capacity AssessmentReport; 2.     SAO IT Audit and Capacity BuildingPlan; 3.     Updated/ Developed SAO IT (Audit) Strategy, IT AuditManual, Guidelinesand checklists; 4.     Training of staff in IT Audits; 5.     Mentor and build the capacity of the SAO to conduct ITAudits Time Frame andPayment Schedule: Payments will be made based on the submission of the deliverables within the time frames shownbelow; Deliverable Due Date Payment Inception Report outlining methodology and detailedimplementation plan 1 month from the start date 10% of contractvalue SAO IT Audit Capacity AssessmentReport 2 month from the start date 10% of contractvalue SAO IT Audit Strategy 3 month from the start date 10% of contractvalue IT Audit Manual, Guidelines andChecklists 4 months fromthe start date 20% of contractvalue Training Modules for IT AuditTraining 5 months fromthe start date 20% of contractvalue Training of SAO Staff in IT Audits (at least 20 auditorstrained in 3 sessions) 6 months fromthe start date 15% of contractvalue Supervise teams of trained auditors to conduct at leasttwo IT Audits 7 months fromthe start date 15% of contractvalue EXPERIENCE, QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS AND COMPETENCIESREQUIRED: Qualifications andSkills: The Successful Advisor should; 1.    Have a Bachelor's degreein IT, Audit or Business Administration or a related field. 2.    Professional accountantqualification (CPA/ACCA/CA) with IT audit experience will also be considered. 3.     Be a qualified Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA). Other project management and ICT relatedprofessional qualifications like PMP (Project Management Professional), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), CISM (Certified InformationSecurities Manager), GSNA (GIAC Systems and Network Auditor), and CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) willbe highly desirable. 4.    Have over six years'experience in conducting Information Systems Audits, IT General Controls Assurance Reviews, and Post Implementation reviews ofIFMIS, developing of IT policies, manuals and strategies. 5.    Experience in attack andpenetration testing and business continuity planning will be highlydesirable 6.    Have prior experience inthe audit of Government IFMIS in a developing country will be an added advantage; 7.    Experience in the use ofCAATs ( IDEA/Teammate AM) 8.    Experience in developingof trainings for IT Auditors. 9.    Have Knowledge andcompetence in the application of CAATs and should be proficient in BS25999-1 (BCP), ISO 27001- 20000, COBIT, ITILv3, SOX, PCI DSSe-TOM, and TOGAF standards. 10.  Experience in Afghanistan, especially with the GoAfinancial systems and procedures, will be highly regarded Management and team work: ·        Ability to manage staffand contribute to the skills development and capacity building; ·         Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizationalgoals; ·         Solicits input by genuinely valuing others' ideas and expertise; iswilling to learn from others; ·         Place steam agenda before personal agenda; ·         Supports and acts in accordancewith final group decision, even whensuch decisions may not entirely reflect own position; ·         Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts jointresponsibility for team shortcomings; Communications: ·        Good communication(spoken and written) skills, including ability to explain and present program support services-related information/requirements andprepare written documents/communications in a clear, concise style. ·        Excellent skills inEnglish (listening, reading, writing, and speaking) required; ·         Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others andresponds appropriately; ·        Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed Competencies: ·Ability to determine and review priorities and meet deadlines; ·        Ability to multi-task andwork under pressure; ·        Ability toworkindependently and also as an effective team member; ·        Ability to develop capacity and competencies of staff andto transfer skills. Liaison andReporting Arrangement The Advisor will bereporting to the Auditor General/DAGs with the coordination of the Head of theSAO IT Department. Duration of Assignment: The assignment is initially for seven (7) months and may be extended if required conditionally uponavailability of funds. Interested consultants must provide their updatedcurriculum vitae, indicating personal and technicalskills, qualifications and experience in similar assignments. An individual consultant will be selected in accordance with the procedures set out in the ConsultantGuidelines. The attention of interested consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank Guidelines: Selection andEmployment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits and Grants by World Bank borrowers dated July 2014 ('ConsultantGuidelines"), setting forth the World Bank's policy on conflict of interest. Further information and a copy of the detailed Terms of Reference (TORs) can be obtained at the addressbelow during working days from 08:00 to 16:00 hours. Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below in person, or by mail,or by e-mail onor before August 11, 2016. Attention: Mohammad Dawood Safi Procurement and Services General Manager Supreme Audit Office Darulaman, Kabul, Afghanistan Email: dawoodsafi2006@yahoo.com ;  w.poya@sao.gov.af / Web site: www.sao.gov.af

Afghanistan SDNRP II - P118925

Ministry of Mines & Petroleum, Program Management Unit (PMU) | Published November 10, 2015  -  Deadline November 30, 2015
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Senior Archaeologist For Mes Aynak Archaeological Project (international) REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Consultancy Services Senior Archaeologist for Mes Aynak Archaeological Project (International) Sustainable Development of Natural Resources Project Natural ResourcesSector Consulting Services: Individual consultant IDA Grant No.: H699-AF Project ID No.: P118925 Reference: MoMP/PMU/CT-II-95-3 Number of positions: 1 Duty station:  Mes Aynak, LogarProvince Background The Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan has received a grant from the World Bank toward the cost of achievingSustainable Development ofNatural Resources in Afghanistan.  The Project is being implemented through a Program Management Unit (PMU) within the Ministry of Mines andPetroleum. The PMU is now seeking a well qualified individual consultant for the position of Senior Archaeologist for Mes AynakArchaeological Project. Job Summary: The Senior Archaeologist will work closely with the rest of Mes Aynak Archaeological team to coordinate and carry out standard excavation of Archaeological site and preserve the artifactsidentified. Duties &Responsibilities: The National Archaeologist will reside in Mes Aynak Logar Province and his/her duties are comprised of thefollowing; Organize and coordinatethe field teams in order to clear up Mes Aynak  sites of any archaeological remainsaccording to the working plan and theschedule agreed upon by the partners;Organize the collectionof the archaeological data and its processing in order to produce a proper documentation of thearchaeological sitesexcavated;Inform the coordinatorof any change in the working plan and the time schedule;Produce a monthlyreport showing the evolution ofthe works and the needs for the next month in manpower, equipmentandexpertise;Coordinate with theother senior archeologist andsenior conservationist for a better use of the equipments and themanpower;Produce a provisionalreport after six month of field works stating the results already got and those who could be expected for the next six monthperiod. This report should help to reassess the working plan and the time schedule; Qualifications: Candidates should fulfill the followingrequisites: Professional qualifications must include a higher degree (minimum a Master's degree) in Archaeology, Art History orArchitecture..Minimum of 10 years of experience in rescue or contract archaeology with a minimum of 5 years in a supervisory position oras a project manager.5years of practical experience in archaeology of mines and/or mining contexts and/or a specialization of the Buddhisthistory, material culture, and archaeology will be favorably considered.Previous excavation experience in Central Asia, the Middle East or EastAsia also considered veryfavorably.Demonstrated experience in Museology and the management of large quantities of material culture will be considered veryfavorably.Previous experience with emergency conservation and some field conservation of artifacts also consideredfavorably.Previous experience in site, field unit, and artifact photography.Ability to maintain detailed records of daily excavation activities, photography logs, artifact inventories,etc.Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; demonstrated experience and ability to work effectively in a multi-ethnicand multi-cultural environment.Fluency in spoken and written EnglishExcellent communication and interpersonal skillsAbility to work effectively in a multi-ethnic and multi-cultural environment The consultant will be selected in accordance with the procedures set out inthe World Bank's Section V of Guidelines:Selection and Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers (revised Jan 2011). Expressions of interest (including CV and threereferees) should be sent tothe email address below by no later than 30th  November 2015 at 15:00hrs. Reference MoMP/PMU/CT- II-95-3must be quoted on all correspondence and the expression ofinterest. Ministry of Mines & Petroleum, Program Management Unit(PMU) Attention: Mr. Abdul Waheed Khalili Afghanistan Geological Survey Building (AGS), 2nd floor, Annex, Close to Abdul Haq roundabout, 3rd Macrorayan, Kabul, Afghanistan. Email:  waheed.pmu@gmail.com Phone No.: +93 (0) 202 311 659

Afghanistan SDNRP II - P118925

Ministry of Mines and Petroleum, Program Management Unit (PMU) | Published December 22, 2014  -  Deadline January 11, 2015
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Archaeological Coordinator For Mès Aynak Archaeological Project (international) REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Consultancy Services Archaeologicalcoordinator for Mès Aynak Archaeological Project (International)  Re-advertised Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Sustainable Development of Natural Resources Project Natural Resources Sector ConsultingServices: Archaeological coordinator (International) IDA Grant No.: H699-AF Project ID No.: P118925 Reference:MoMP/PMU/CT- II - 93-b (Re-advertised) Expressions of interest The Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan has received a grantfrom the World Bank toward the cost of achieving Sustainable Development of Natural Resources in Afghanistan. The Project is beingimplemented through a Program Management Unit (PMU) within the Ministry of Mines & Petroleum. The Ministry is now seeking for qualifiedArchaeological Coordinator. Duties & Responsibilities Coordinate the archaeological operationon the Mes Aynak Archaeological Project with the field teams, the conservation team and the other partners of the project (MoMP,MoIC, and MCC).To maintain the efficient day to day operation of the project andinform project partners on a weeklybasis of the progress of the work.Produce on a monthly basis a reportstating the evolution of theprojectTo motivate, inspire and managea multi-disciplinary project team and provide guidance and support to carry out consistentand focused work.Coordinate with the partners for acommunication strategy of thearchaeological project and produce on a weekly basis documents and data for a pressrelease.Coordinate the edition of a scientificreport at the end of the field workPrepare in coordination with MoIC amuse graphic project Ensure that the archaeological data iscollected according to (International) archaeological standards. Manage  training programme to ensure that capacity is built within MoICPropose a long term strategy for themanagement of the archaeological data collected during the excavation, quality assuring analytical, interpretative and publication workIdentifying and procuring requiredservices within MoMP and externally The consultant will undertake such other activities within his/ her sphere of expertise as required from time totime by his/ her supervisor. Qualifications: Candidates should fulfill the following requisites: Professional qualificationsmust include a higher degree, (PhD is preferred, Masters Degrees also eligible) in Archaeology, Art History orArchitecture. Minimum of 15 years of experience in rescue or contract archaeology with a minimum of 7 years in a supervisoryposition or as a project manager. 10 years of practicalexperience in archaeology of minesand/or mining contexts and/or a specialization of the Buddhist history, material culture, andarchaeology will be favorably considered. Previous excavation experience in Central Asia, the Middle East or East Asia alsoconsidered veryfavorably.Demonstrated experience inMusicology and the managementof large quantities of material culture will be considered veryfavorably.Previous experience withemergency conservation and somefield conservation of artifacts also considered favorably.Previous experience in site,field unit, and artifact photographyAbility to maintain detailedrecords of daily excavationactivities, photography logs, artifact inventories, etc.Excellent communication andinterpersonal skills; demonstrated experience and ability to work effectively in a multi-ethnic and multi-culturalenvironment.Fluency in spoken and writtenEnglish. Knowledge of Darior Pashto will be considered very favorablyExcellent communication andinterpersonal skillsAbility to work effectively ina multi-ethnic and multi-cultural environment The Consultant will be selected in accordance with the procedures set out in theWorld Bank's Section V of Guidelines: Selection of Individuals Consultant by World Bank Borrowers (revised Jan 2011). Expressions of interest (including CV and three referees) should be sent to the emailaddress below by nolater than 15:00 hours (local time)   11thJanuary  2015 Candidatesshould indicate whether they are interested in a longer term assignment. Reference MoMP/PMU/CT-II-93-b (Re-advertised) mustbe quoted on all correspondence and the Expression of interest. Ministry ofMines and Petroleum, Program Management Unit (PMU) Attention: Mr. HabibNaseri AfghanistanGeological Survey Building (AGS), 2nd floor, Annex, Close to AbdulHaq roundabout, 3rd Macrorayan, Kabul, Afghanistan. Email: habib.pmu@gmail.com andwaheed.pmu@gmail.com Cell phone Nos.: +93 (0)202 311 659

Afghanistan SDNRP II - P118925

Ministry of Mines and Petroleum, Program Management Unit (PMU) | Published August 5, 2015  -  Deadline August 24, 2015
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Archaeologist For Mes Aynak Archaeological Project (international) REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Consultancy Services Archaeologist forMes Aynak Archaeological Project (International) Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Sustainable Development of Natural ResourcesProject Natural Resources Sector ConsultingServices: Archaeologist (International) IDA Grant No.: H699-AF Project ID No.: P118925 References: MoMP/PMU/CT- II ? 94-34 MOMP/PMU/CT-II-94-35 MOMP/PMU/CT-II-94-36 MOMP/PMU/CT-II-94-37 MOMP/PMU/CT-II-94-38 MOMP/PMU/CT-II-94-39 No. of positions: 6 Only citizens from the following target countries can submit their Expressionof Interest for this job vacancy; : Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Turkey only. Background: The Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan has received a grant from the World Banktoward the cost of achieving Sustainable Development of Natural Resources in Afghanistan. The Project is being implemented through aProgram Management Unit (PMU) within the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum. The Ministry is now seeking Archaeologist for Mes AynakArchaeology Project of MoMP based in Logar Afghanistan. Job summary: Excavation ofMes Aynak Archaeological site and preservation of historical remains and finds at Mes Aynak Archaeological Project based in Logar,Afghanistan. Duties & Responsibilities ·         Organize and coordinate a field team in order to clear up Mes Aynak  sites of anyarchaeological remains according to the working plan and the schedule agreed upon by the partners ·         Organize the collection of the archaeological data and its processing in order to produce a proper documentation of thearchaeological sites excavated ·         Informthe senior archaeologist of any change in the working plan and the time schedule ·         Assistthe senior archaeologist to produce a monthly report showing the evolution of the works and the needs for the next month inmanpower, equipment and expertise ·         Coordinate with the other junior archeologists for a better useof the equipments and the man power ·         Assistthe senior archaeologist to produce a provisional report after six month of field works stating the results already got and thosewho could be expected for the next six month period. This report should help to reassess the working plan and the timeschedule. Qualifications: Candidates should fulfill the following requisites: ·         MasterDegree in Archaeology is Preferred, Art History, Anthropology, or Architecture but candidates with a Bachelor's Degree andextensive archaeological field experience will be considered. ·         Minimumof 5 years of experience in rescue or contract archaeology. ·         Previous excavation experience in Central Asia, the Middle Eastor East Asia also considered veryfavorably. ·         Demonstrated experience in Museology and the management of large quantities of material culture will be considered veryfavorably. ·         Previous experience with emergency conservation and some field conservation of artifacts also consideredfavorably. ·         Previous experience in site, field unit, and artifact photography ·         Abilityto maintain detailed records of daily excavation activities, photography logs, artifact inventories, etc. ·         Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; demonstrated experience and ability to work effectively in a multi-ethnic andmulti-cultural environment. ·         Somepractical experience of mine archaeology or archaeology ofthe Buddhist period will be very favorablyconsidered ·         Fluencyin spoken and written English ·         Excellent communication and interpersonal skills The manager will be selected in accordance with the procedures set out inthe World Bank's Section V of Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Managers by World Bank Borrowers (revised Jan 2011). Expressions of interest (including CV and three referees) should be sent to the email address belowby no later than15:00 hours (local time 24August 2015 ReferenceMoMP/PMU/CT- II - 94 must be quoted on all correspondence and the Expression ofinterest. Only citizens of the following targetcountries can submit their Expression of Interest for this job vacancy; : Tajikistan,Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Turkey only. Ministry of Mines and Petroleum, ProgramManagement Unit (PMU) Attention: Mr. Habib Naseri Afghanistan Geological Survey Building(AGS), 2nd floor, Annex, Close to Abdul Haq roundabout,3rd Makrorayan, Kabul, Afghanistan. Email:  habib.pmu@gmail.com and waheed.pmu@gmail.com Phone Nos:  +93 (0) 202 31 16 59

AF: ARTF - Power System Development - P111943

Project Management Advisor | Published November 10, 2014  -  Deadline November 19, 2014
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Afghanistanpower Systems Development Projectconsulting Services ? REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OFINTEREST (REOI) REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (CONSULTANT SERVICES) Afghanistan Power Systems Development Project CONSULTING SERVICES TF No.093513 Project ID No.111943 Contract Ref: MEW/07-93/QCBS The government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan has received financing from the World Bank toward thecost of the Power Systems Development Project and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consultantservices. The Consultant willbe required to assume the role of Project Manager on behalf of MEW as defined in the World Bank standard contract for the supplyand installation of plant and equipment for three active and one prospective contracts financed by the World Bank valued at betweenUS $5 million and $21 million and an aggregate value of US$60million.  The contractsare at various stages of their cycle from pre-bidding through to completion. The Consultant willalso provide more general management services for the Project.  These willinclude: ·         Preparation and managementof work plans for each contract and aggregating them into Project level work plans with inputsfrom Ministry of Energy and Water (MEW) and obtaining necessary approvals; ·         Establishing and monitoring Letters of Credit for contracts, completing the required official forms including supportdocumentation for invoice processing; ·         Progress monitoring and troubleshooting where necessary on all aspects of project management including environmental andsocial safeguards compliance and reporting to the World Bank on behalf of MEW; ·         Preparation and followingprocedures for Operational Acceptance, joint inspection and handover of all assets from MEW toDABS, the power utility; ·         Procurement, contract and financial management and reporting following procedures agreed between the Government ofAfghanistan and the World Bank. Consultant firms musthave the following qualifications: ·         Provision ofProject Management services for donor-financed infrastructure projects in thecurrent year and each of the two calendar years immediately preceding the closing date of this Request for Expressions ofInterest; ·         Currently active in Afghanistan, managing at least one substantial ($>10 million totalfinancing) donor financed project; ·         Demonstratedcapacity to manage at least four supply and installation type contracts of not lessthan $5 million each in value and with an aggregate value of not less than $30 million; ·         Demonstrated capacity to take over the contracts currently under implementation within two weeks of award ofcontract. Key consultant staff will include a full time Team Leader, Project Manager and Financial Manager.  Additional effort is required of about 21months of international staff time includingsecurity management.  About 90 months of local staff time is expectedto be neededincluding36 staff months of site engineering, 30 staff months of financial management, 10 staff months of environment and socialmonitoring, and 14 staff months of coordination, administration andsecurity effort. The contract is expected to start no later than July 2015and run through to September2016, although an extension of servicesand time may be required. The Ministry of Energy and Water now invites eligible consultants to indicate their interest inproviding the services.  Interested consultants must provide information indicatingthat they are qualified to perform the services (brochures, description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions,availability of appropriate skills among staff, etc.). Consultants may associate by Joint Ventureor subcontracting with any other eligible national or international consultant firm to improve their qualifications. A consultant will be selected in accordance with procedures set out in the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants byWorld BankBorrowers (currentedition). Interested consultants may obtain further information at the address below during office hours i.e.9:00 to 16:00 hour's local time (Saturdays throughWednesdays). Expression of interest must be delivered to the address below by 10:00 hours Kabul Local time, on 19th November 2014.  They must be submitted on behalf of the Headquarters of the Consultant firm, and not its Kabulrepresentative.  They should not exceed 20 pages of 12 point type on A4 sized paper,including all annexes and attachments. Address: Attention:  Mr. Hizbullah Stanikzai (ProjectManagement Advisor) Procurement Directorate Ministry of Energy and Water Building, Darulaman Road Sanatorium, Kabul, Afghanistan Mobile No.: 0093(0)777238320 Email:  h_stanik@yahoo.com    and   hizbstanik@gmail.com

AF: ARTF - CB for Results Facility - P123845

CBR PROJECT, Ministry of Finance Project Support Unit (PSU) | Published May 19, 2015  -  Deadline June 1, 2015
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International Procurement Consultant (consultancy Services) Position Title:                         International Procurement Consultant (Consultancy Services) Directorate:                            NationalProcurement Authority (NPA) Duty station:                          Kabul,Afghanistan Supervisor:                            Civil ProcurementDirector Duration:                              One (1) year with possibility ofextension Number of Positions:           One (1) Vacancy Ref. No.:               CBR-94-005-S-0183 Deadline forApplication:   1st June 2015 TERMS OF REFERENCE I.         Background: After several decades of wars andcivil strife, building an effective state - one that can provide security and services to thepeople - has been at the heart of thereconstruction effort in Afghanistan. The government has made significant progress in many areas suchas primary education, basichealth services, irrigation, rehabilitation, and rural development.  In spite of theGovernment's best efforts to improve the service delivery in priority sectors like health, education and infrastructure, corruptionremains a major obstacle in effective governance and thus efficient service delivery to the people of Afghanistan. The Governmenthas taken many steps to ensure that corruption is dealt with a firm hand and is contained in the medium term and completelyeradicated in the long term. One of the main area of corruption is procurement. Till now, the procurement system inAfghanistan was fragmented across Procurement Policy Unit under the Ministry of Finance, Afghanistan Reconstruction and DevelopmentServices (ARDS) under the Ministry of Economy and the Special Procurement Commission (SPC) under the chairmanship of the Ministerfor Finance, apart from the procurements handled by individual line ministries and other sub-national entities. As part of theongoing system reforms by the present Afghanistan Government, these three entities have been amalgamated into one single agencycalled National Procurement Authority (NPA) to act as the apex procurement organization, to formulate policies related to publicprocurement and to regulate the public procurement function in the entire nation. The NPA will consolidate the functions of abovementioned entities into a single central organization to oversee and facilitate all national procurement (goods, works andservices) above a certain threshold and which are vital to economic development of Afghanistan. In addition, it will look after thepolicies and procedures to strengthen the procurement system and start e-procurement in Afghanistan, to bring about a completelytransparent public procurement system. Other objectives of this directorate are to enhance budget execution, ensuring efficiency inpublic procurement system, recruitment of professional and honest procurement civil servants at different levels and variouscapacities. The CBR project is an ongoing program,to support the government's effort to improve the capacity and performance of core line ministries responsible for nationalpriority programs and to integrateand incentivize the line ministries restructuring, organizational, staffing, institutional andhuman capacity development efforts in a strategic manner. This position will be funded by the CBR project. In order to satisfactorily meet itsconsultancy services procurement obligations, the NPA requires highly experienced and competent International ProcurementConsultant, to improve consultancy services procurement process of Civil Procurement Directorate and NPA, to provide professionaladvise on consultancy services contract and to consolidate various consultancy services procurement professional experiences andideas in delivering services to government of Afghanistan. II.          Duties and Responsibilities Procurement Consultant is responsiblefor all the tasks pertaining to Consultancy Department within CPD. He/she is accountable for the procurement of consultancyservices based on PPL and Procurement Rules and Procedures. Procurement Consultant has the following specific responsibilities andduties but not limited to; ·      Co-ordinate with the consultancy department's manager and work closely with the national counterparts ·      Explain the consultancy services procurement process to the representatives of the PEs to enable them tounderstand the provisions of Afghanistan Procurement Law and Rules of Procedure as well as procurement rules and regulationsapplicable to donor funded procurements. ·      Participate in the meetings with PEs and other forums, to provide necessary guidance and support on procurementissues. ·      Provide guidance and support to National Procurement Consultants of CPD with a view to enhance their consultancyservices procurement skillsand knowledge. ·      Lead the CPD procurement facilitation services for procurement of Consultancy Services. ·      Review ToRs, EOIs and RFPs that would normally be prepared by the PEs (with technical assistance from theirAdvisors). ·      Review consultancy services procurement notices and ensure wide dissemination of procurementopportunity. ·      Review REoIs, TOR, Short lists, RFPs etc. ·      Support opening of EoIs, preparation of technical and financial proposals and the management of the proposalopening process and preparationof the minutes of the proposal opening. ·      Advise PEs in conducting contract negotiations and provide guidance onmatters that could benegotiated. ·      Review and advise, on  behalf of  the  PEs  the  contract  award  proposal  to  Contract NPC for approval. ·      Review standard contract documents for signature. ·      Render advise on preparation and issuance of award notification to successful firm and publication of awardnotification in accordance with required provisions of Law. ·      Advise PEs with contractual matters that may arise - amendments to contract, extensions and any other relatedissue. ·      Review and advise on all correspondence with PEs and for collection ofall required documents from thePEs. ·      Support preparation and maintenance of all case files for the assignedprocurement cases including filing of allcase related documents, safe custody of securities, etc. ·      Support updating the status of all assigned procurement cases in PMIS of NPA. ·      Prepare progress updates of assigned procurement cases as and when required. ·      Give guidance at various stages of procurement to ensure adherence to applicable procurementprocedure. ·      Ensure transparency, competitiveness and integrity of the procurement process as required under AfghanistanProcurement Law and report conflict of interest (if any) to appropriate authority. ·      Any other task assigned from time to time by Consultancy Services Manager/CP Director ·      Closely work with the national counterparts to train and develop capacity in procurement of consultancyservices III.         Reporting Responsibility Procurement Consultant is responsible for reporting tothe Consultancy Services Manager directly. He/she has to provide monthly reports on progress of consultancy projects within theauthority of Civil Procurement Directorate. He/she is also responsible to provide update of the projects to theauthorities as andwhen needed. IV.         Qualificationand Experience Education Minimum Masters Degree in engineering, management,administration, economics, publicpolicy, business or any other related fields. Candidates with Bachelors degree can also beconsidered, if they have specialized  diploma /certificate in procurement, from reputed international institutions or if they possess an additional 3 years of specific experiencein public procurement, in addition to the work experience mentioned below. WorkExperience Must have at least 10 years of experience, ofwhich 2 years must be extensively related to procurement of consultancy services with governmentand NGOs or international donorfunded projects. Candidates with workexperience in multiple countries will be stronglypreferred. Language Requirement Must be proficient in writing, reading and speaking inEnglish. KeyCompetencies 1.         Must have the ability to work with individuals and teams in completing tasks that are urgent, high priority andsensitive; 2.         Must have the ability tothink analytically and strategically; 3.         Must have thewillingness and enthusiasm for working in an environment with many different stakeholders, with varyinginterests; 4.         Excellent computer skills in Microsoft Office tools (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint) and Internetuse; 5.         High level interpersonal and relationship-building skills; 6.         Ability to communicate and work effectively with persons of various cultures and religions; 7.         Outstanding ability to determine and review priorities, plan and meet deadlines; 8.         Ability and willingness to work in a high pressure environment and insecure post-conflictenvironment; The CBR project invites qualified individual consultants to express their interest in providingthe above mentioned services. Interested candidates must provide information indicating that they are qualified and experienced toprovide the above mentioned services (in addition to the educational qualifications, experience in similar assignments and countryof work etc. should be incorporated in the CV, which is to be submitted along with the expression ofinterest). A consultant will be selected in accordance with the procedures set out in section V of the World Bank'sGuidelines: Selection and Employment ofConsultants by World Bank Borrowers (January 2011). HOW TO APPLY Interested candidates should submit their applications by e-mail or in writing (marked confidential and clearly indicatingon the sealed envelope the vacancy announcement number) to: CBR PROJECT, Ministry of Finance Project Support Unit (PSU), Budget Department, Ministry ofFinance, Pashtoonistan Watt, Kabul, Afghanistan. Attn: G. Loganathan, International Procurement Advisor Ph: 079 198 3595 Email address: cbr.vacancies@budgetmof.gov.af; logu@cbr.gov.af Please notethat applications received after the closing date will not be considered. Only short-listed candidates will becontacted. The Capacity Building for Results (CBR) Facility Project isan Equal Opportunity Employer committed toproviding chances for employment to candidates and employees without regard to race, religion, creed, age, sex, height, weight,marital status, disability unrelated to an individual's ability to perform adequately, national origin citizenship, ancestry, orany other characteristic almost universally considered to be protected by law. ******

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

National Procurement Authority | Published September 4, 2016  -  Deadline September 25, 2016
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Public Financial Management Reform Project-ii (pfmr-ii(consulting Services ? Firms Selection REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST(REOI) Public Financial Management Reform Project-II (PFMR-II) (Consulting Services ? Firms Selection) Government of IslamicRepublic of Afghanistan Project Name: Public Financial Management Reform Project-II(PFMR-II) ProjectID: P120427 Grant No: TF10024 AssignmentTitle: Consultancy Services for Study ofAfghanistan Financial Management Information System (AFMIS) Development and Implementation NPA Ref. No.: NPA/MoF/95/CS-1289/QBS 1.       Ministry of Finance has beenreceived financing from the World Bank toward the cost of Public Financial Management Reform Project-II (PFMR-II) and intendsto apply part of the proceeds for consultingservices: for Consultancy Services for study of Afghanistan Financial Management InformationSystem (AFMIS) Development and futureImplementation 2.       Background 2.1. The Ministryof Finance, Islamic Republic ofAfghanistan (IRA) through the Treasury department has been successfully managing the Afghanistan Financial Management System(AFMIS) since 2002, using Freebalance ver 6.5 as theunderlying software. The country wide rollout of AFMIS was completed in 2009,thereby ensuring system based payment and budget controls on all transactions of public funds in Afghanistan. The treasury hassince consolidated its gains by augmenting control environment, modifying payments, and accounting, reconciliation and reportingprocedures. Some of the important achievements arising from theimplementation of a nationwide AFMIS in the past few years include: ·       Providing a successful fiduciaryframework for management of governmentfunds, including performing the role of custodian for donorfunds. ·       Preparation and submission ofannual financial statements for audit within three months from end of each fiscal year ·       Implementation of additionalmodules and multi-currency capability ·       Maintain accountability for thegovernment's revenue, budget and expenditures, including those pertaining to donor funds. ·       AFMIS has been successfullydeployed in all line ministries in Kabul, allowing the capability to record transactions and retrieve of financial reports by eachuser. 2.2.      With the support of the World Bank and multiple other donors, IRA seeks todevelop a vision for a comprehensive Afghanistan Financial Management Information System (AFMIS) within a broad framework offinancialmanagement and implement selected components on a priority basis. The treasury has now embarked on the next level ofreforms, which primarily revolve around improved system functionalities, strengthening of IT environment and capacity building andcapacity enhancement efforts in provinces anddistricts. As part of these strategic initiatives, the treasuryplansinclude: ·       Improved accessibility,scalability and greater reach ·       Improved Integration /interfacing with other systems in use within thegovernment ·       Enhanced SystemSecurity ·       Improved budgetmanagement ·       Availability of additionalmodules and ease of use ·       Reducing dependence on satellitebased communications for connecting toprovincial offices and adopt more feasible and economic communications technology/platform ·       Expanded systemfunctionality ·       Providing services to Treasuryclients through web applications with appropriate security level, ·       Reducing technical problems,which are caused by different workstation and operating system's configuration problems, The government istesting the Core Financials Module ofver7 for its applicability to replace Freebalance ver 6.5, which lies at the heart of AFMIS. 2.3       The current environment for the central operations of thefinancial system of government is under the administration of the Ministry of Finance (MOF), as the primary owner of the system.The MOF is currently using sub systems for Budget development, Payroll generation and management, Debt Management, Revenue andcustoms etc. It is envisaged that systems pertaining to Budget Preparation, Debt Management, Cash Management, Treasury, Accountingand Reporting, Payroll and Human resources management, Revenue and Customs Administration must have the capability to interface,while accommodating evolving reforms in business processes. 2.4       The government now intends to use the services of a consultingfirm to undertake a Systems Study covering all aspects related to the implementation of additional modules of Freebalance ver7 inAfghanistan and other related possible enhancements in system functionality and suggest the phases for implementing them. The study would also identify and elaborate onpossible areas that would require to be developed through system improvements, for meeting the future needs ofthe PFM systems inAfghanistan. The study will take into account lessons learnt fromthe implementation of the current FMIS, its expansion across the country and the capacity requirements and availability. The studyshould include recommendations on how to manage the risks of any changes proposed. Although all of the aforementionedfunctionalities are needed; a phased and manageable approach to implementation is warranted to ensure that key concepts areinternalized before more advanced ones are introduced. The study will suggest possible measures for replacingthese systems with additional modules or allowing interface mechanisms within the core functional capabilities of the PFMsystem. 3.      Objectives 3.1 The Objective of the assignment is to undertake a study, under these Terms of Reference (TOR),to: ·        Define and describe the overall functional and technical requirements for an integrated financial managementsystem to support business processes within the MoF, aimed at good budgetary outcomes. This includes an assessment of therequirements of other departments fromAFMIS i.e. within the Ministry of Finance and the National Procurement Authority(NPA), ·        Identify and map the applicability of various modules of Freebalance Ver7 and other systems modules in use inAfghanistan in terms of the functional requirements identified above; ·        Identify gaps between the Government PFM functional requirements for an integrated AFMIS and the FB suite ofapplications and other systems currently in use. ·        Propose a migration strategy and an implementation plan based on the use of the FB suite of applications andother systems modules required. ·        Identify system administration, communication needs, ease of use, training requirements, improvements tofunctionalities, implementation timeline, change management, technology requirements for a migration to the FB7suite ofapplications and other systems as identifiedabove. ·        Suggest a time line and expected activities for the plan with consideration to relevance, changes in businessprocess, user needs, system administration, communication needs, ease of use, training requirements, improvements tofunctionalities, implementation timeline, change management, technology requirements, 3.2 The Ministry of Financewishes to maximize the use ofexisting technical and functional capabilities, including the AFMIS, to the extent possible and until such time as they can bemerged with any new system.  The risks of transition to a newsystem, if applicable, should be effectively explored with no lossof information recording and reportingcapability. 4.       Scope ofWork As part of the assignment, the consultant will be required to: i.            Understand keybusiness processes associated with AFMIS, necessary for maintaining control over public funds, including budget execution, revenuecollection, accounting and the applicable legal framework. These include functional processes related to:  Macro Economic Forecasting; Budget Preparation; Budget Execution, Accounting and FiscalReporting; Cash Management; Position, Payroll andBenefits management; Pensions Management for Govt. Retirees; Debt Management;Revenue Administration (Customs and Tax); Auditing. Each of the functional processes requires specialized systems to support them. ii.            Develop theoverall information architecture for GFM based on these functional processes; the overall regulatory framework that underpins theseprocesses; their information requirements; the functional responsibilities of agencies carrying out the processes; the datacharacteristics of the information used and createdby the processes; the Information flows between the agencies; the nature,volume, and frequency of these flows. iii.            Identify thedifferent information systems modulesthat are required to support GFM functional processes; What is the function, scope, scale, andtype of a particular systems component; Whatare the primary interfaces of the modules with each other, i.e., how do these modulesexchange and share information; What are the characteristics of the primary information flows. iv.            Identify gapsbetween the Government PFM functionalrequirements for an integrated AFMIS and the FB suite of applicationsand other systemscurrently in use. v.            Propose aninformation systems architecture with details of specific systems modules required that would fill thegaps. vi.            Propose amigration strategy based on the use of the FB suite of applications and other systems modulesrequired. vii.           Identify user needs, system administration, communication needs, ease of use, trainingrequirements, improvements to functionalities, implementation timeline, change management, technology requirements for a migrationto the FB7suite of applications and other systems as identified above. viii.           Assess applicability of implementing modules of Freebalance Ver7 and other proposedmodules in Afghanistan, with consideration to factorslike communication needs, ease of use, training requirements, improvements tofunctionalities, relevance of modules, business process requirements, implementation timeline, change management, technologyrequirements etc. To assist on its assessment, the consultant may use the experience of implementing Freebalance ver7 in anothercountry. The Ministry of Finance will facilitate a visit to such a location, to the extent necessary and possible. ix.            Identify amethodology for providing data user interface between sub systems and AFMIS x.            Identify amethodology for replacing the subsystems without compromising on the functionality and availability of required information andmoving towards a fully integrated system. xi.            Identify futurefunctional requirements of AFMIS, aligned with the planned direction of national banking infrastructure development. xii.           Suggest a detailed implementation plan of Freebalance ver7 modules, including trainingschedules and IT infrastructure development xiii.           Provide additional requirements/functionalities of software, hardware, communicationsnetworks, implementation, training, support, maintenance, expected development requirements, change management etc., necessary forsupporting AFMIS strategic plan and the associated costs. It will benecessary for the consultant towork closely with counterparts in the Government and with TA advisors. For details of the services, the ToR is available at www.npa.gov.af 5.       National Procurement Authority on behalf ofMinistry of Finance, GoIRA, now invites eligible consulting firms ("Consultants") to indicate their interestin providing theaforesaid Services. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications andrelevant experience to perform the Services. The short listing criteria are: i.         The consultant shall demonstratehaving sound financial situation and capacity by submitting financial audit report with annual turnover of at least US$600,000 for the last 3 years (2013, 2014 & 2015); ii.      The consultant should have been in similarbusiness since at least last (5) years. The consultantshall also provide proven experiences of having executed at least two contracts of similar nature, each with the value of minimumUS$ 300,000. iii.     Organizational Structure iv.    Manpower withqualifications, technicaland professional competence necessary for successful implementation of the assignment v.      Eligibility requirementsin compliance with paragraphs 1.11, 1.12 & 1.13 of the World Bank's Guidelines for Selection & Employment of Consultants,January 2011 ? Revised July 2014. The consultants should also provide a copy of thecertification of incorporation/ businesslicense. 6.        The attention of interested Consultants isdrawn 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 ? January2011Revised July 2014 ("Consultant Guidelines"), setting forth the World Bank'spolicy on conflict of interest.  In addition, please refer to thefollowing information on conflict of interest related to this assignment as per paragraph 1.9 of Consultant Guidelines: Bank policyrequires that consultants provideprofessional, objective and impartial advice and at all times hold the client's interestparamount, without any consideration for future work, and that in providing advice they avoid conflicts with other assignments andtheir own corporate interests. Consultants shall not be hired for any assignment that would be in conflict with their prior orcurrent obligations to other clients, or that may place them in a position of being unable to carry out the assignment in the bestinterest ofthe Borrower. The Guidelines are available at  www.worldbank.org. 7.      Consultants may associate with other firms in the form of a joint venture or a sub-consultancy to enhance their qualifications. If consultants intend toassociate with other firms, they are advised to clearly identify the lead partner and state the composition and nature of theassociation (JV/ sub-consultant) in their EOI. In case the EOI is submitted in form ofJV, each partner inthe association shall meet the requirements defined in Para.5 above, under the short listing criteria. However, the short listingcriteria will not be applied and considered for sub-consultant. A consultantwill be selected though Quality Based Selection (QBS) in accordance  with the procedures set out in the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment ofConsultants by World Bank  Borrowers dated January 2011, RevisedJuly2014. 8.       Interested consultantsmay obtain further information at the address givenbelow between 09:00 to 16:00 hours. 9.       Expressions of interest, must be delivered in awritten form to the address given  below (in person, byemail or bymail) by September 25, 2016, 15:00 Hrs. (Kabul Local Time) duly quoting the case's referencenumber i.e. NPA/MoF/95/CS-1289/QBS Attention: Aziz AhmadObaidi National ProcurementAuthority Administrative Office of thePresident Pashtunestan Wat, Kabul, Afghanistan Email: aziz.obaidi@aop.gov.af copied to wais.rahimi@aop.gov.af, n.wahidi@aop.gov.afand          tshahimy@hotmail.com Web site: www.npa.gov.af

DABS Planning And Capacity Support - P131228

Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) | Published November 24, 2015  -  Deadline December 15, 2015
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Consulting Services For Designing Of Dabs Training Center REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Client:                Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat(DABS) Country:            Afghanistan Project:               DABS Planning and Capacity Support Project (DPCSP) Project ID No.:  P131228 IDA Grant No.: TF 054718 [Afghanistan Reconstruction TrustFund] Assignment:         Consulting Services for Designing of DABS Training Center Reference No. :   DABSPCSP-22-SCC-CF-2A TheDABS, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (the "Recipient") has been allocated grant funds (Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust FundGrant: TF 054718), (the "Grant") from the International Development Association, World Bank (the "Bank") towards the cost of DABSPlanning and Capacity Support Project (DPCSP), executed by Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) (the "Client"), and intends to apply part of the proceeds for the consulting services. The consulting services ("the Services") include design, drawing andpreparation of bidding documents for all necessary works for a centralized training facility for DABS of approximate area of about 17000m2 in Kabul. The new building should be safe, reliable, cost effective, energy saving (aiming zeroenergy loss), well ventilated with adequate light, environment friendly, seismic resistant, differently-able peoplefriendly,well-equipped with safety equipment, parking, plumbing, drainage, boundary wall and communication facilities. The TrainingFacility would have the following infrastructure: ·         A centrally air conditioned 150 seat capacity Auditorium with latest Audio/ VideoSystem. ·         A Conference Hall (50 seats) for holding seminars, workshops and conferences. ·         3 Lecture Halls (60 seats, 40 seats and 20seats) for holding regular class roomsessions. ·         Administrative Office. ·         Hostels: Well-furnished Executive Hostel and Trainee Hostel with lodgingand boarding facilities to accommodate about 40 trainees. Separate Girl's hostel with a capacity of 10inmates for female traineesto be also provided. ·         Library: A library is intended to be set up as a part of theTraining Facility with a large collection of books and videos onModern Power Station Technology, various branches of Engineering, ComputerSciences, Industrial Relations, Management, PowerReforms, Regulatoryissues, etc. The library would subscribe to a number of Afghan and foreign technical journals andperiodicals. ·         Laboratories, Workshops and Models including computerlabs: An essential part of the training is to provide practical on-the-job training to the O&M personnel on theoperations and maintenance of the equipment. Thus, the Training center willhave well equipped laboratories and workshops with wideranging facilities for imparting training to Technicians, Operators and Engineers on various aspects of power generation,transmission and distribution. The labs/workshops would include: (i) Maintenance workshops for Valves, Bearings, Shaft alignment,Pumps, Motors etc. (ii) Electrical Labs. with facilities for testing of relays, electrical equipment, insulating oils etc. alongwith repairs., (iii) Control and Instrumentation Lab. with facilities for testing, collaboration and repairs of different types ofprocess control instruments. (iv) Live working models of someof the important mechanical and electrical equipment such as pumps,valves, transformers, circuit breakers would be installed in the Labs/Workshops. ·         Sports Facilities: Outdoor sports andgamesfacilities such as Volleyball, Basketball and table tennis will be developed and students/trainees would be encouraged toavail these facilities. The Services are expected to be carried out over a period of 5 (Five)months commencing from March 2016. The draftTerms of Reference (TOR) may be obtained through email from Mr. Wali Oria (email: wali.oria@dabs.af), Project Director or Mr. Safi Rahamatullah (email: rahmatullah.safi@dabs.af), ProjectManager. Further information can be obtained at the address given on next page during office hours [08:00 to 16:00 hours]. The Da AfghanistanBreshna Sherkat (DABS) now invites eligible consulting firms ("Consultants") toindicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they havethe required qualificationsand relevant experience to perform the Services. The short listingcriteria are: The firms should have been in the business for the last 5years.The firms shall be financially sound with an annual averageturnover of more than US$100,000during last three yearsThe firms should have at least 3 similar contracts experience inplanning and design and with the value of more than US$60,000 each.Availability of skillsamong staff (Design, technical evaluation,and certification staff working within the firm). The attention of interested Consultants isdrawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment ofConsultants [under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants] by World Bank Borrowers, January 2011 (Revised July 2014) ("Consultant Guidelines"), setting forth the World Bank's policy on conflict ofinterest. The Guidelines are available at   www.worldbank.org/procure. This will be a Lump Sum contract and theconsultant will be selected in accordance with the SelectionBased on the Consultants' Qualifications (CQS) procedures set out in the World Bank's Guidelines:Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers, January2011. Consultants may associate with other firms in the form of a joint venture or a sub consultancy to enhancetheir qualifications. Expressions of interest should beno more than twenty (20) pages inlength and must be delivered in a written form either personally or through any track able courier service on orbefore 15 December, 2015 in a sealed envelope. Please mark theenvelop with the superscription "Expression of Interest for Consultancy Services for Designing of DABS TrainingCenter" and send to the following address: Mr. Yousuf Anwary Director ? Procurement (Acting) O/o CFO, 1stFloor Da Afghanistan BreshnaSherkat (DABS), H.Q, Chaman-e-Houzouri, Kabul,Afghanistan Telephone: 0752002063 Email:   tenders.dabs@dabs.af and shafiqullah.hanif@dabs.af Note: DABS will not be held responsible for late receipt or non-receipt of any documents sent through Courier or byany other means.

AF: Edu. Qlty. Improvement Program II - P106259

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

Natl Horticulture & Livestock Project - P143841

Ministry of Agriculture Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) | Published December 15, 2014  -  Deadline December 29, 2014
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International/regional Ipm Specialist Vacancy Number: MAIL/ARTF/NHLP/IC-4193 PostTitle: International/Regional IPMSpecialist Organization: Ministry of AgricultureIrrigation and Livestock (MAIL) Location: Kabul Duration: 12 Months with Possible Extension for the Year of 2016 No. ofPost: 1 Sex: Male/Female Nationality International Salary: Negotiable AnnouncingDate: 15 December2014 ClosingDate: 29 December2014 SubmissionEmail: nhlp.vacancies@mail.gov.af, jawad.ahmadzai@mail.gov.af Background: NHLP is to promoteadoption of improvedproduction practices by target farmers, with gradual rollout of farmer-centric agricultural services mechanismsand investment support. Service delivery centered on farmers wouldlead in practice to increased participation of beneficiaries both in the definition of services required and in the deliveryitself, as well as improved ratio of overall costs reaching beneficiaries as direct investments, in order to promote sustainabilityand efficiency. The project would contribute to the overarching goal of increased productivity and overall production of horticulturalproducts and improved animal production and health. The technical strategy for achieving this objective is based on the delivery ofextension and investment support through strengthened mechanisms. The National Horticulture and LivestockProject (NHLP) would havethree components: (1) Horticultural Production, (2) Animal Production and Health, and (3) Implementation Management and TechnicalAssistance Support. These activities would be implemented in 100 focus districts spread over time as conditions warrant in up to 22target provinces. JobSummary: Main Objective: Under the direct supervision of the Project Director, the International/Regional IPMSpecialist will be working in partnership with the Horticulture team assigned to NHLP; Help NHLP to properly implement the PMP and the project Strategic Environmental Assessmentdocuments. In line with the NHLP-MAIL horticulture activities provide advice to the Project Directorand senior NHLP management. Help and provide guidance to the national horticulture consultants, and civil servanthorticulture staff, who are involved in the relevant section. Provide on the job training and face to face training though holding horticulture relevantfield workshops on IPM process to the national horticulture consultants and civil servant horticulture staff of the ministry ofagriculture. Detail Job Activities: TheInternational/Regional IPM Specialist will be responsible for the following: ·        Design and implement IPMprograms for the major tree and annual crops supported by NHLP. This includes pest and disease identification, appropriate controlstrategies, pest and disease calendars and pest monitoring programs, ·        Help NHLP prepare theimplementation-level Pest Management Plan as requested by the Appraisal phase PMP, incorporating the actual project situation, showing the realities being faced from the different agro-ecological zonescovered, and main product chains supported,by NHLP, and adapting the document to thoserealities. ·        Support and assist In massproduction of Biological pesticides like Tricderam, Trcogramma, Granulossis virus and NPV ·        Ensure sound technicaldirection to the horticulture project on pest and disease management strategies, including appropriate practices forAfghanistan, ·        Develop IPM relatedtrainingmanuals and deliver training and extension support to field staff, ·        Supervise and ensurequalitycontrol of Bio-agents production in Bio control laboratory ·        Train &supervise thestaff of BC laboratory in Badam Bagh ·        Assist and mentor nationalcounterparts involved in the technical program of NHLP, ·        Coordinate and collaborateclosely with Environmental and Social Safeguard Framework (ESSF), Gender and all other stake holders of NHLP. ·        Coordinate and collaborateclosely with MAIL and other partner organizations like PPQD, FAO and etc, ·        Conduct detailed periodicalpest surveillance on important pest problems and guide the staff ·        Conduct &organizetimelyPRA and FFS workshops ·        Prepare Diagnosticguidelines  of need based IPM of all important pests of NHLP mandatorycrops ·        Support establishmentof  Plant clinics in collaboration with othersubcomponents ·        Advise the HC on GAP andGlobal GAP ·        Support the pest managementplan of the MAIL ·         Any other related work assigned by NHLP management Participate in Technical working group of the MAIL on PPQD regulations ·        Ensure the timelypresentation of technical and progress reports and on time submission of Monthly Progress Report and Quarterly Progress report toHorticulture Coordinator and Project Director. Professional Qualifications For the position ofInternational/Regional IPM Specialist the following qualifications are required: 1.    Minimum Master Degree in Plant Protection/Plant Pathology/Entomology/Agronomy or related discipline from a reputable university, 2.    The candidate must have eight years of proven and responsible experience   to include a)   implementing horticulturefield projects in Afghanistan or neighboring  countries preferably for temperate treecrops (including almonds, apricots, grapes, apples, cherries, Pomegranate  and allvegetable crops etc) b)   Mass production of Bioagents like tricoderam, Tricogrammaand Granulossis virus and NPV c)   Overseeing horticulturaldevelopment projects in theregions that have climatic similarity with Afghanistan. d)   Managing large size biocontrol laboratory 3.    Proven recent leadership and managerialskills. 4.    Fluency (Written and Spoken) in English but  Dari and Pashto will be an advantage , 5.    Proven communications and reporting skills using standard computerprograms. 6.    Willingness to travel to provinces, including regular overnight trips, 7.    Prepared to work in a team, and 8.    Prepared to work in hardship environment. Note NHLP is an equal opportunities employer and encourages, qualified men and women toapply. SubmissionGuideline Pleasesubmit your updated resumes along with a cover letter quoting the JobTitle to the attention of Project Director orSenior Procurement Officer, or email it to nhlp.vacancies@mail.gov.af, copy to jawad.ahmadzai@mail.gov.af No Later than December 29th 2014 The interview date/s and venue will bedetermined soon after the expiry of the deadline for applications.

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

National Procurement Authority (NPA) | Published October 18, 2016  -  Deadline October 31, 2016
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Legal Procurement Consultant With International Experience REOI Government of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Public Financial Management for Results Project (PFMR) II For National Procurement Authority under Administrative Office of the President Position Title:                         Legal ProcurementConsultant with International Experience Directorate:                            National Procurement Authority(NPA) Duty station:                          Kabul, Afghanistan Supervisor:                            Director of Legal and Procurement Dispute Resolution Duration:                               Six (6) months with possibility of extension Number of Positions:                        One (1) Vacancy Ref. No.                  NPA/AF/C-147 Deadline for Application:     October31,2016 TERMS OFREFERENCE GeneralBackground After several decades of wars and civil strife, building an effective state - one that can provide securityand services to the people - has been at the heart of the reconstruction effort in Afghanistan. The government has made significantprogress in many areas such as primary education, basic health services, irrigation, rehabilitation, and rural development.  In spite of the Government's best efforts to improve the servicedelivery in priority sectors like health, education and infrastructure, corruption remains a major obstacle in effectivegovernanceand thus efficient service delivery to the people of Afghanistan. The Government has taken many steps to ensure that corruption isdealt with a firm hand and is contained in the medium term and completely eradicated in the long term. One of the main areas ofcorruption is public procurement. As part of the ongoing procurement system reforms by the National Unity Government, National ProcurementAuthority (NPA) hasbeen established to act as the apex procurement organization, to formulate policies related to publicprocurement and to regulate the public procurement function in the entire nation. The NPA is consolidating these functions of intoa single central organization to oversee and facilitate all national procurement (goods, works and services) above acertainthreshold and which are vital to economic development of Afghanistan. In addition, NPA is looking after the policies andproceduresto strengthen the procurement system and start e-procurement in Afghanistan, to bring about a completely transparentpublic procurement system. Other objectives of this NPA are to enhance budget execution, ensuring efficiency in public procurementsystem, recruitment of professional and honest procurement civil servants at different levels and various capacities to carry outprocurement function. In order to satisfactorily meet its procurement related legal obligations, the NPA requires highlyexperienced and competentinternational legal and procurement expert, to develop legal framework for efficient, accountable and costsaving procurement. Duties andResponsibilities: The consultant will work under the overall guidance and supervision of Director, Procurement Policy, andNPA and will be responsible to develop legal framework for efficient, accountable and cost saving procurement. Specificresponsibilities and duties include butnot limited to; ·         Review current procurement legal framework and examine its compatibility with existing procurement, financial and otherrules and regulations of GoA having impact on procurement function. Develop guidance and operational manuals for environmentalconsideration, SMEs development, dispute resolution, debarment of bidders and contractors/suppliers, appeal review and handlingmechanism and any other policies and manuals required by the Procurement Law and Regulations andGoIRA. ·         Develop ProcurementOperational Manual for Goods, Works and Services. ·         Review the current developed standard bidding documents and provide recommendations and suggestions for the enhancement ofthe documents. ·         Develop Policies and operational manual for domestic preference Develop the capacity of the staff in the area of developingprocurement SBDs. ·         Coordinate with theWorld Bank's procurement team to suitably make the National Bidding Documents compliant for use in thenew World Bank funded projects in accordance with para 5-3-5.6 of The World Bank Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers, July 1,2016. ·         Develop operationalmanual and mechanism for review of the procurement documents ·         Develop operationalmanual and mechanism for certification assessment ·         Help and support relevant directorate in reviewing cases and contracts referred by PEs and detect legal flaws onthem. ·         Provide legal advice to the procurement enquiries. ·         Work closely with the national counterparts to train and develop capacity in legal aspects of procurement, disputeresolution mechanisms and other related fields. ·         Provide monthly reports to Procurement PolicyDirector on the performance carried out against theassigned tasks & responsibilities Qualifications andExperience: Education Minimum MasterDegree in law, Procurement, Supply Chain Management or other relevant fields from an accredited and recognised university. Work Experience ·        Minimum overall experience of 10 years, of whichat least 5 years of progressively responsible work experience in legalaspects of public procurement ·        Experience with projects funded by MultilateralDevelopment Banks (MDBs) is preferable. ·        Knowledge of Government procurement rules and/orother internationally accepted procurement procedures is an advantage. ·        Candidates with work experience in multiplecountries will be strongly preferred. Key Competencies 1.      Knowledge of developing Public Procurement Law and procurementrules. 2.      Be able to uphold and respect procurement ethics and toconduct activities with integrity. 3.      Be a team player who demonstrates patience, flexibilityand honesty. 4.      Be a self-starter, who is able to planand managehis/herown work, takes initiatives and strives to meet deadlines. 5.      Be able to work in a multi-culturalenvironment. 6.      Preferably has working knowledge in environment ofAfghanistan and/orSouth Asia region. 7.      Excellent working knowledge of English, 8.      Fluency in MS Office application (Word, Excel), use ofemails and internet. The National Procurement Authority (NPA) invites qualified individual consultants to express their interestin providing the abovementioned services. Interested candidates must provide information indicating that they are qualified andexperienced to provide the above mentioned services (in addition to the educational qualifications, experience in similarassignments and country of work etc. should be incorporated in the CV, which is to be submitted along with the expressionofinterest). Submission Guideline: Organization Name:                            National Procurement Authority (NPA) Administrative Office of thePresident (AOP) Organization Address:                       Pashtoonistan WattPD#3 KabulAfghanistan Email Address EOI to be sent:           hr.npa11@gmail.com Responsible Person:                            Habibullah Azmat Job Title of responsible person:           Senior Human ResourcesSpecialist Mob #:                                                 +93 (0) 780 290 293

Kabul Urban Transport Efficiency Improve - P131864

Kabul Municipality | Published June 8, 2016  -  Deadline June 28, 2016
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International Road Design And Supervision Engineer Terms of Reference Title:                           International Road Design and SupervisionEngineer Project:                     Kabul Urban Transport Efficiency Improvement Project(KUTEI) Dutystation:              Kabul, Afghanistan Section/Unit:             PMU Monitoring Cell Duration:                    1Year Supervisor:              PMU Team Leader 1.    Background The KabulMunicipality is responsible for implementing Kabul Urban Transport Efficiency Improvement Project (KUTEI) on behalf of theGovernment of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. The primary focus of the KUTEI is to improve road conditions andtrafficflows in selected corridors of Kabul City. The project is being financed by the Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund, administeredby the World Bank. The Project Management Unit (PMU) under the supervision of the Technical Deputy Mayor has been setup at theKabul Municipality (KM) to implement and administer the Project. The KUTEI Project is under the implementation stage which consist of three maincomponents: a)    Improvement of about 32 km ofroads that include the rehabilitation of road surfaces, pedestrian walkways, installation of street lights, implementation of roadsafety and traffic control measures, and rehabilitation of roadside drains. b)    Capacity Building andTechnical Assistance to increase the overall capacity of KM to provide improved delivery of transport services. This includes (i)TA for priority interventions for city center accessibility, including detailed designs, (ii) Public Transport Feasibility studiesfor two potential corridors, (iii) Review and design of 40 km of new roads. c)    Project Management Support that aims to establish a foundationfor KM to ensure that KM has adequate institutional capacity to implement the project and achieve the PDO. Kabul Municipality intends to recruit a qualified and capable "International Road DesignandSupervision Engineer" to lead the Engineering MonitoringCell (EMC) under KUTEI PMU.  EMC's responsibility is to provide technical assistance to the PMU through properdesign review, quality assurance, overall site supervision services and capacity building to national consultants and civil servantcounterparts. 2.   Purposeand Scope of the Assignment The responsibilities of the International Road Design and SupervisionEngineer under the supervision of the PMU Team Leader are to manage thetimely delivery of roads rehabilitation and construction activities, site supervision and management ofstaff in technicalwork units within the KUTEI PMU, while simultaneously provide capacity building support to the KM staff. Specific duties andresponsibilities of the International Road Design and SupervisionEngineer will include but are not limited to: TechnicalResponsibilities TheInternational Road Design and Supervision Engineer willbe responsible for ensuring adherence to the technical standardsagreed by the project including but not limited to: Ensuringcompliance with established standards for survey, design review, engineering cost estimates, supervision of all civil workscontracts and quality assurance;Supervisethe local site engineers and quality control inspectors;Reviewingand approving variation order and design adjustments, and approval of interim and final contractors' invoices for payment;Advisethe PMU management on appropriate technical solutions for the delivery of road construction services;Monitor implementation of the project activitiesagainst quarterly workplans and targets;Promoteappropriate technology, technical standards and construction methods to meet the social development objectives of theproject; Management Responsibilities Inaddition to his/her technical duties, the consultant will have the followingmanagerial responsibilities for: Prepare a work plan in accordance with the project workschedule, identifying key targets and performance indicators for each quarter;Ensure professional standards of project management,contracting, engineering design, and monitoring and evaluation to ensure adherence to international road construction standards andconformity with WB rules andregulations;Prepare regular monthly and quarterly reports withrecommendations to address implementation bottlenecks according to the terms and conditions of the Project document and ensuretimely submission to the PMU Team Leader and KM management;Verify that contracts are executed in accordance with the KMand World Bank's financial and administrative rules and regulations;Share experiences with other stakeholders to promote goodpractices in the implementation of infrastructure projects in Afghanistan;Ensure sound and transparent managementpractices; Trainingand Capacity Building: Coordinate the provision of training and development activities for National consultants and civil servant staffassigned to the project ineach of the units SpecificResponsibilities: ·         Review road and drainage designs and propose any improvementsrequired; ·         Supervision of road construction activities under KUTEI andwill be responsible for leading and supervising the EMC; ·         Responsible for overall civil works contractmanagement; ·         Arrange regular weekly meetings with contractors; ·         Review the current Quality Assurance and Quality Control (QA& QC) Plans and Safety Manuals and bring necessary improvements in order to adequately address the site issues and ensurequality outputs and a safe environment for the workers and other stakeholders; ·         Assist Team Leader in technical meeting with KM and World Bankand other relevant stakeholders. ·         Carry out any other tasks relevant to successful implementationof all roads construction activities according to the engineering specifications and as per the contract documents. 3.   QualificationsandExperience Thesuccessful candidate must be a Third Country National (TCN) and must fulfill the following minimum requirements; a. Education ·         A minimum of Master'sdegree in Civil/highway Engineering or Construction Management from a recognized university with internationalreputation. b. WorkExperience ·        MinimumTen (10) years of relevantwork experience in similar assignments internationally in at least two countries. Experience of workingin the countries in the same regionis a plus; ·        Minimumfive year of experience indirect involvement in road/highway construction projects responsible for civil woks supervision, qualityassurance and site management; ·        At leastone assignment performed as Senior road/highway designer or design review manager in the past ten years; ·        Havesuperior understanding and knowledge of road/highway design standards and specifications; ·        Experience on signalized junction designs and/or roundabout designs is an asset; ·        Experience in managing multi-disciplinary teams; ·        Previousexperience in capacity development roles is a distinct advantage; ·        Previousexperience implementing projects using UN/World Bank procurement rules required; ·        Previousexperience in Afghanistandesirable; c. KeyCompetencies ·        FluentEnglish both written and spoken; ·        StrongLeadership and Management Skills; ·        Excellentinterpersonal and communication skills; ·         Excellent documentation skills; ·         Flexibility, ability to adapt to complex and evolvingsituations; ·         Have familiarity with MSOffice package and AutoCAD is essential; 4.   Durationof the Assignment The assignment will be for aduration of one year with a probationary period of 3 months. The contract is extendable solely at the discretion of KM based on theperformance of the "International Road Design andSupervision Engineer"and further business need.

Afghanistan ICT Sector Development Proje - P121755

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

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

National Procurement Authority | Published September 22, 2015  -  Deadline October 21, 2015
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International Advisor (individual Consultant) To Auditor REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (Individual Consultant) Country:                                  Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Name of theProject:               Public FinancialManagement Reform Project (PFMR-II) ConsultingServices:               International Advisor(Individual Consultant) to Auditor General Duty Station:                          Kabul Project ID No.:                      P 120427 Grant No.:                             TF-10024 REOI Ref. No.:                     NPA/SAO/CS-1003/IC Advertising Date:                   September 22, 2015 Closing Date:                          October 21, 2015 Background: The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan represented by Supreme Audit Office (SAO), has received agrant under PFMR-II -the Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund (ARTF), which is administered by the World Bank and intends to applypart of the proceeds to make payments under a contract for consultancy services  for the post of an Advisor to provide support to the Auditor General in policy matters,international co-operation, external audit, support services &sustainable capacity building activities in the SAO . PFMR-II Project DevelopmentObjective (PDO):  Include strengthening publicfinancial management in Afghanistan through effective procurement, treasury and auditstructures and systems in line with soundfinancial management standards of monitoring, reporting and control. The project's investments amongst others include support for building skills andimproving infrastructure for external audit of the SAO to improve management oversight ofits own operations and strengthen externalaccountability of the executive. Summary ofAssignment International Advisor (Individual Consultant) to Auditor Generalwill carry out various activities primarily providing advice andsupport in all the technical matters and coordinate the PFMRII projectactivities, focusing on policy direction (on audit methodology and audit manual, audit procedures,review the current competencies and training needs of the SAO), implementation ofaudit law, external audits-monitoring of existing consultancy, budget/procurement plan requirements amongstothers. Detailed RESPONSIBILITIES of Assignment:Coordinate the PFMR II project component in SAOAdvice Auditor General on policy and operational matters Support in implementing Audit law & draft necessary regulations.Monitor implementation of PFMR II in SAO including consultancy firms inSAO & procurementplans.Oversee Strategic Development Plan & Operational Plan.Coordinate & Conducting training activities in SAOAssist International Relations to other bodies and countriesTo advice on legal framework of auditing and subsequent regulationsSupport to develop relation with international organization such as INTOSAI and ASOSAI Tasks and deliverables- TheConsultant will be responsiblefor the following: 1.      Undertake activities to support the SAO technical activities and policy documents asdescribedabove. 2.      Foster various institutional development activities; 3.      Take initiative  in making the Audit functional as per the provisions of the law; 4.      Mentor and build capacity of the SAO staff;and 5.      Any other business, whenrequired and advised by the client. 6.      Work in collaboration with other consultants and the directorates in SAO in all aspects ofactivities. 7.      Submit Quarterly reportsor as desired by the client. EXPERIENCE,QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS, AND COMPETENCIESREQUIRED The successful candidate will beable towork without direct supervision, pay attention to detail and will exhibit personal commitment, drive for results,efficiency, flexibility, respect for diversity, creative thinking and problem solving. Qualifications/Skills: Qualification:A recognized professional accountancy qualification, (Chartered /Certified Accountant / Cost Accountant Degree/Government Auditorin SAI;) ·         Professionalism ? 10 years minimum experience in the relevant areasought; a highly developed understanding of oversight   activities and general operations? significant experience(10 years and more) and knowledge of: i) Audit, budgeting and finance; and ii) administration operations - experience and abilityto represent an organization to external stakeholders including donors, Government of Afghanistan (GoA),and other developmentagencies - demonstrated ability to apply good judgment in the context of assignments given ? extremely high level of discretion; ·         Experience of having led a team of audit professionalsindependently. ·         Planning & Organizing - Ability to plan own work and manageconflicting priorities; ·         Management ? Ability to manage staff and contribute to the skillsdevelopment and capacity building; ·         Communications - Good communication (spoken and written) skills,including ability to explain and present program support services-related information/requirements and prepare writtendocuments/communications in aclear, concise style; ·         Technology Awareness - Highly developed computer skills using Word,Excel, PowerPoint and the Internet; ·         Teamwork - Good interpersonal skills and ability to establish andmaintain effective working relations with people in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect fordiversity; ·         Excellent skills in English (listening, reading, writing, and speaking)required; ·         Experience in Afghanistan, especially with the GoA financial systems and procedures, will be highly regarded. ·         Experience with World Bank funded projects financial management systemsand procedures will be highly regarded. Competencies: ·         Ability to communicate effectively with persons of various cultures anddisciplines; ·         Ability to determine and review priorities and meetdeadlines; ·         Ability to multi-task and work underpressure; ·         Ability to work independently and also as an effective teammember; ·         Ability to display cultural, gender, religious, racial, nationalheritage and age sensitivityand adaptability. Managerialcompetencies: ·        Provenability to lead and motivate staff in challenging environments; ·        Ability to develop and manage professional relationships; ·         Ability to develop capacity andcompetencies of staff and to transfer skills. Team Work ·        Workscollaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; ·        Solicits input by genuinely valuing others' ideas and expertise;is willing to learn fromothers; ·        Placesteam agenda before personal agenda; ·        Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect ownposition; ·        Sharescredit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings; Communication: ·         Speaks and writes clearly andeffectively; ·         Listens to others, correctlyinterprets messages from others and responds appropriately; ·         Asks questions to clarify, andexhibits interest in having two-way communication; Tailors language, tone, style and format to matchtheaudience; ·         Demonstrates openness insharinginformation and keeping people informed; Reportingrelationships: Report to Auditor General GoIRA. Period of Assignment: The assignment is initially for 12 months and may be extended if required conditionally upon availability offunds. SAO now invites eligible individual consultants to indicate their interest in providing the above mentionedservices. Interestedconsultants must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services (in addition tothe educational qualifications, experience of similar assignments and country of work etc. shouldbe incorporated in the  CV to be submitted along with  expression ofinterest/application). A consultant will be selected in accordance with the proceduresset out in section V of the WorldBank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers (January 2011). Interested consultants may obtain further information at the address belowduring office hours [i.e. 0900 to 1600 hours]. Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below(in person, or by mail, or by e-mail) by 16:00 hours (Kabul Local Time) on October 21, 2015. Attention:  Mr. Aziz AhmadObaidi National ProcurementAuthority Administrative Office of thePresident Pashtunestan Wat, Kabul,Afghanistan Email: aziz.obaidi@aop.gov.af  copied towais.rahimi@aop.gov.af , yama.yari@aop.gov.af & w.poya@sao.gov.af Web site: www.npa.gov.af

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

ARMP PROJECT SUPPORT UNIT (PSU), Afghanistan Revenue Department | Published October 10, 2016  -  Deadline October 24, 2016
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International Hr Consultant ARD Terms of References for the World Bank funded project(PFMRII) (International HRConsultant) Draft ToRs for short Term International HR Advisory to support the AfghanistanRevenue Department (ARD) in its underlying HR restructuring, Re-organization and implementation process. Reference #: ARD/AF/C-2 1.      Background The Afghanistan Revenue Department (ARD) is a government Institution responsible for the administration and collectionof tax and non-tax revenue for the government. During the previous years, with the support of donor community,considerableachievements have been made by the ARD in its ability tocollect tax revenue.  Theseefforts include a wide range of reforms and restructuring within the ARD, particularly the segmentation of the taxpayers intoLarge, Medium and Small groups and the rollout out these offices to some selectedprovinces. However, a number of gaps anddeficiencies still exist in both the organisational structure and, in the operations of the human resourcesfunction. To build on the achievements madeto date and in support of the World Bank, the ARD intends to implement further improvements to the organisational structure andHuman Resource management policies andprocedures, in order to attract and retain competent staff, motivate performance and fulfilthe ARD's mandate of increasing the government's revenues more effectively and efficiently. The ARD Senior Management hasrecently discussed the proposed new organisational structure and has agreed to make some organisational structural and functionalchanges. To this effect, a high-level restructuring and re-organisation paper up to the level of sub directorshas been prepared,agreed on by the Senior Management Team and is currently under the process of approval by the responsible authorities. An International HR consultant isrequired to facilitate further restructuring down below sub-director levels, development of HR policies and procedures, developmentof detailed mandate statements andjob descriptions for the new structure and to facilitate the implementation process of therestructuring changes including but not limited to;, facilitating recruitment and redeployments, creating roadmaps fortheoperationalization of newly formed Directorates to mention but a few. The consultant will need to beaware that the ARD is in a period of intense change that includes new information technology systems as well as the implementationof a "functional base" structure. As aresult of the changes made to date revenues have been gradually increasing and there are highexpectations that the rate of revenue increase will accelerate as other changes are made. 2.      Objective The main objective of the consultancy is to support the ARD to support further restructuring of ARD operations and tosupport improvement of Human Resources Management practices in order to effectively manage ARD staff and incentivise operationalperformance. 3.      Recipient The key recipient of theconsultant's services is the ARD. Secondary recipients are the Ministry of Finance, the World Bank and other government agenciesthat would benefit from a more operationally successful ARD. The results of this exercise will be shared with the World Bank. 4.      Scope of Work The International HumanResources consultant will work collaboratively with the ARD staff to further develop the ARD's organizational structure and supportthe introduction and institutionalization of new human resource (HR) policies and practices including policies for; performancemanagement, promotions, grading and remuneration, discipline, transfers, position administration, health and safety etc. There willbe a strong focus on working collaboratively with counterparts to ensure ownership by ARD staff. Specific tasks willlikely include but not be limited to: - ·         Assisting ARD to further restructure and organize itself under functional lines (i.e nexttier of the organizational structure ? below sub-directorlevel); ·         Development of work plan and Implementation plan to facilitate further restructuring andimplementation of proposed structural and functional changes; ·         Development of mandate statements (in collaboration with the Deputy DGs and Directors andsubdirectors) of the merged and newly formed Directorates; ·         Development and review of the Job Descriptions for the newstructure ·         Supporting the developmentof the staff code of conduct and the Terms and conditions ofemployees for ARD ·         Development of the roadmaps to operationalize the newly formed Directorates ·         Development of various HR policies and procedures and holding workshops to discuss draftpolicies and procedures with respective directors and sub-directors eg director for Cooperate services, sub-director for HR etc toseek their inputs, validation and gain ownership thereby simplifying implementation process ·         Facilitate in the recruitment of employees and transferring of recruitment skills to the ARDmanagers and senior employees 5.      Key Outputs 5.1  Key expected outputs are as follows: ·         Improved organisational structure for the ARD built around functionallines; ·         Clarified mandate statements of the newly formed Directorates ? with no overlappingresponsibilities ·         Approved organisational structures aligned to core functions and job descriptions for eachposition; ·         A suite of HR policies and procedures that will include as a minimum: - § A recruitment policy andprocedure § A Performance Management policy  and procedure § A promotions policy andprocedure § A transfer policy andprocedure § A position administration policy andprocedure § A discipline policy and procedure § A health and safety policy andprocedure § Terms and Conditions of service and Code ofConduct ·         Appointments made through open competition to new structure; and ·         Implementation of newHR policies. 6.     Method 6.1. The International HR consultantwill work closely with the Director/Sub-Director for HR, DirectorGeneral (DG) and other relevant directors/sub-directors to ensure strong ownership and buy-in of the proposed reforms therebyfacilitating implementation. 7.     Reporting The International HR Consultant will report to the ResidentAdvisor with her/his reports to the Director General and Director for Cooperate/HR services 8.      Duration and Timeframe The internationalHRConsultant will be appointed for a period of 08 Months (November 2016-June2017 9.      Minimum Qualifications and Experience required ·         A Master's degree in Human Resources Management or Business administration or other discipline relevantto the position; ·         A minimum of at least 6 years' work experience in the consultancy industry ? relating to HR andinstitutionalreform; ·         Experience  working and consulting in revenue administrationwithemphasis in HR is an added advantage ·         Proven experience in building capacity and support the introduction and institutionalisation of changethrough training and coaching of local staff in a difficult operating environment; ·         Excellent report writingand presentation skills, including proficiency in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint. ·         Proficiency in Englishlanguage is required, while knowledge of local Afghanistan languages (Pashto and Dari), is considered anadvantage. 10. Location: Based in Kabul but the consultant can be required to travel up-country as on needsbasis. Submission Guideline HOW TO APPLY Interested candidates shouldsubmit their applications by e-mail by 24th October, 2016 to: ARMP PROJECTSUPPORT UNIT (PSU), Afghanistan Revenue Department, Ministry of Finance, Kabul-Jalalabad Road, Kabul,Afghanistan. Ismail Khan ? ProjectCoordinator Cell #:+93 (0) 790 40 60 52 Emailaddress: armpproject@gmail.com Please note that applications received after the closing date will not be considered. Onlyshort-listed candidates will be contacted.

Afghanistan Power System Dev Project AF - P152975

Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat | Published September 14, 2015  -  Deadline September 23, 2015
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Terms Of Reference (tor) For Individual Consultant Electrical Engineer REQUESTFOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST Afghanistan Power System Development Project Additional Financing TERMS OF REFERENCE (TOR) for Individual Consultant (Electrical Engineer) COUNTRY: Islamic Republic of Afghanistan NAME OF PROJECT: Afghanistan Power System Development Project AdditionalFinancing CONSULTING SERVICES: Individual Consultant Reference No: VA-DABS-HQs/94-075 Addendum 1 Project ID No.:P152975 Duty Station:    Kabul, Afghanistan with travel to project site ifnecessary Supervisor:      DABS Director General Number ofJobs:1 Salary: As per company salary Job Type:    Full Time Nationality:   Any Nationality Advertising Date:   14 Sep, 2015 Closing Date: 23 Sep2015 Email:Wali.oria@dabs.af or hr@dabs.af Project background: Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of theAfghanistan Power Systems DevelopmentProject (APSDP) and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consultant services. The development objectivesof the APSDP are to increase the number of electricity connections for the urban centers of Charikar, Gulbahar and Jabul-es-Serajand Pul-e-Khumri and to improve the availability of power from Naghlu and Mahipar switchyards. This was to be achieved through (i)provision of grid connectivity to Charikar, Gulbahar, Jabul-Seraj, consumers, which were receiving power supply for a few hours aday through off-grid diesel/hydro generators; (ii) rehabilitation of the transmission switchyards associated with the largest twohydro power plants in Afghanistan- Naghlu and Mahipar; and (iii) augmentation of Pul-e-Khumri medium and low voltage distributionnetwork to cover more areas. The priority areas in each town were agreed with Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) and Ministry ofEnergy and Water (MEW). The project has the following main components: A.    Rehabilitation of Charikar, Gulbahar & Jabul-e-Seraj (contract MEW/S-504) andPul-e-Khumri Distribution Systems (contract MEW/S-506): Installation of both of the twocontracts has been largely completed. The Project Management Firm (PMF) supported MEW with processing contract closing and systemtransfer to DABS. The PMF contract closed on June 30, 2015 and the installed networks were transferred to DABS. DABS now isresponsible for the procurement and installation of the service drops and meter boxes to connect the distribution networks tohouseholds. The Additional Financing will be used tofund the goods only, and the installation will be conducted byDABS B.     Rehabilitation of Naghlu and Mahipar 110kV Substations (contractMEW/S-505): Rehabilitation of these two substations is covered under one supply andinstallation contract. The installation was planned to be done in sequence instead of simultaneously. At Mahipar, the constructioninstallation testing and commissioning work have been completed.  Formal handing overto DABS and operator's training have been completed. At Naghlu, rehabilitation works can only start in the dry season and isexpected to take 6-8 months for completion. However, due to the seasonality of hydropower at Naghlu, there is a risk that workscould be pushed into 2016. This contract (MEW/S- 505) is handed over to DABS throughcontract amendment. DABS now needs to select a consulting firm to support the technical monitoring of the implementation of therest of the contract whichmay last till the end of 2015 or early 2016. But to fill the time gapbetween completion of current PMFand the hiring of a new firm, DABS is recruiting two individual consultants as Supervisor Electrical Engineer and Supervisor CivilEngineer to supervise the activities and tasks of contractors. The Additional Financing will be used to cover the incremental costof this contract and the cost of the technical monitoring consultants. The Contract for Rehabilitation of Naghlu and Mahipur110kV Substations covers survey, design,supply and erection including but not limited to the following: a)       Naghlu Substation i.            Five 110kV LineBays (Three Replaced and Two New) ii.            Two 110kV Transformer Bays iii.            Two 110kV Metering Bays iv.           One 110kV Bus-Coupler Bay v.            One Complete, Portable  TrailerMounted 110kV Line Bay vi.           One 12-Panel 10kV Indoor Metalclad Switchboard vii.            Control and Protection Equipment viii.           Substation Control andMonitoring System ix.           Communication Equipment to connect to OPGW x.            All Necessary Auxiliary Equipment to complete theworks. b)      Mahipur Substation i.            Three 110kV Line Bays (Two Replaced and One New) ii.            Three 110kV Transformer Bays iii.            Three 110kV Metering Bays iv.           One 110kV Bus-Coupler Bay v.            One Complete, Portable Trailer Mounted 110kV Line Bay vi.           One 12-Panel 10kV Indoor Metalclad Switchboard vii.            Control and Protection Equipment viii.           Substation Control andMonitoring System ix.           Communication Equipment to connect to OPGW x.            All Necessary Auxiliary Equipment to complete theworks. Scope of work: The consultant's dutystation will be Naghlu Hydro Power plant. The consultant has to review equipment's of Naghlu hydropower plant Switchyard, through consultation with NaghluHPP Manager. The consultant has to perform the following tasks: 1.      Complete electrical works by supervising installations; resolvingdesign issues 2.      Maintains safe and healthy work environment by establishing,following, and enforcing standards and procedures; complying with codes and legal regulations 3.      Review test requirements and assist in electrical equipment checkoutand startup. 4.      Review the project engineering drawings and work with companycommissioning personnel to testify the electrical systems being installed. 5.      Supervise the works carried out by theContractors. 6.      Support accomplishment of End User requirements for operability,maintainability, compatibility and reliability with existing facilities in installation of new facilities. 7.      The day to day supervision and coordination with all relevantparties, including the coordination of all activities carried out by the Civil and Mechanical contractors and theirsubcontractors. 8.      Review payment claims submitted by theContractors. Deliverables and millstones: 1.      Internal monthly and weekly managementreports. 2.      Handover report after completion of contract to Bank, DABS andProject Management Firm Contracting: The contract will be a time-based payment contract andinclude a period of 90 working days (6 working days each week). The consultant shall be granted two week leave without pay duringthis assignment. The consultant shall be provided two return air tickets from his home country to Kabul. The consultant's remuneration is based on (i) agreedupon unit rates multiplied by the actual time spent by the staff in executing the assignment, and (ii) reimbursable expenses usingactual expenses and/ or agreed unit prices. DABS officials will supervise the consultant works, who will be involved in the dailyexecution of the assignment. During this 90 working days assignment a SupervisionConsulting firm will be hired.The Individual Consultant (Electrical Engineer) will update and deliver all responsibility to theFirm at the end of the assignment. Qualification: 1.       At least Bachelor's degree, Master's degree in electrical engineering is preferred. 2.       Must have ten years' experience in planning and implementation of substation and switch yard rehabilitationactivities. 3.       Experience with hydropower plant and electrification projects. 4.       Experience preparing scope of supply and employer'srequirements is essential. 5.       Has worked for similar switch yard rehabilitation activities. Experience ofpreparing procurement based on international financial institutions' policies andprocedures, ideally those of the World Bank andDABS is essential. Excellent English language skills are required.

Natl Horticulture & Livestock Project - P143841

Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) | Published June 11, 2015  -  Deadline June 28, 2015
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International Livestock Specialist TOR for  International Livestock Specialist Job Title: International Livestock Specialist Location: Organization: Project: Vacancy/REOI No. Kabul Ministry ofAgriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) NationalHorticulture and Livestock Project (NHLP) MAIL/ARTF/NHLP/IC - 4310 Nationality: International Job Posted: June 14th, 2015 Closing Date: June 28th, 2015 Language Requirements: English [Essential] Dari and Pushto [Preferable] Duration of Assignment: One year (based on need may be extended) Background: The National Horticulture and Livestock Project (NHLP) havesthree components: (1) Horticultural Production, (2) Animal Production and Health, and (3) Implementation Management and TechnicalAssistance Support. The NHLP objective is to promote the adoption of improved farmproduction practices via a gradual rollout of farmer-centered agricultural services mechanisms and investment support. Service delivery centered on farmers is expected toincrease their involvement in identifying the services they need and in delivering more cost-effective services. NHLP will contribute to increasing (a) horticulturalproductivity and production and (b) improved animal production and health. For livestock raisers, this strategy is based on (i)strengthening thedelivery of animal production and animal health extension at small-holder level, supported with some investmentsupport for production and health inputs, and (ii) investment in a sustainable broad-scale, livestock disease surveillance andresponse capability. NHLP will also develop policies for the livestock sector, specifically through trials involving (i) backyardand semi-commercial poultry, and (ii) the strategic feeding of sheep. All of these livestock activities will be implemented in morethan 100 focus districts and as many as 24 target provinces. Scope of Work: Thework scope of livestock specialist is to support livestock team in allaspect of program implementation, decision making, innovation and idea creation. Contribute in proposals writing, concept papersand strategies development. This will facilitate the animal health and welfare program, and ensure livestock production andproductivity performance activities of the NHLP programme. Dutiesand Responsibilities Management and Policy Formulation: Ø To contribute towards the management of the livestock component and make sure that activities runsmoothly and in a way which guarantees the highest chance for sustainability. Ø Contribute towards the development of livestock sector related policies and//or contributetowards the further development of and adherence to on-going policies by the project and MAIL-GDAHP. Ø Work with the relevant team members to identify, design and implement innovative sustainableinterventions under the programme's livestock component that are in line with the NHLP -MAIL objectives. Ø Help and provide support to the national livestock team, and civil servant livestock staff, whoare involved in livestock industry where necessary and possible through sharing of knowledge, information andexperience. Ø Lead the continuous capacity building initiatives for the national livestock consultants andcivil servant livestock staff of the ministry of agriculture by holding relevant field workshops on livestock development;contribute towards knowledge databases to be set up (e.g. websites, small-scale reference centers, DVDs with information andtraining materials). Ø In close collaboration with National Livestock Coordinator develop a strategy and plan to achievefurther capacity building and empowerment of the livestock team and livestock activities within the overall programme Ø Suggest ways to strengthenand improve on the program's livestock component structural and conceptdevelopment, component budgeting, and budget management. This should result to a timely AWPB and procurement plan so as to minimizedelays in approval and improve adherence to the seasonality of livestock Ø Advise on working collaboration and coordination with MAIL, National, Regional, provincial anddistrict levels including local authorities at all stage of the projectlife cycle. Maintain a close contact with other projectswith a livestock component and search for ways to create synergy and avoid duplication of efforts. Ø Ensure effective and live horizontal and vertical communication within and outside thelivestockcomponent and NHLP to related stakeholders. Technical: Ø Contribute towards the development and organization of the AWPB for all livestock sub-components,in conjunction with other departments, to find the necessary resources to advise the livestock activities in a sustainable &cost effective manner, in order to meet targets, Ø Provide technical assistance in activity designing and share technical expertise withteam, Ø Building capacity of the National staff within the component and livestockdepartments Ø Evaluate and if necessary improve technical reports produced by others and provide information toboth MAIL and NHLP management on relevant strategies within the NHLPlivestock programme, Ø Establish & develop together with the head of livestock activities of NHLP a platform foreffective inter/intra departmental communication in order to ensure smooth execution of livestock activities & resolution ofinternal conflicts in accordance with MAIL policy, Ø Develop & maintain contacts in consultation with PD/NLC with external sources to ensure thebest possible information is gained through communication into best practices in livestock management to enhance productivity &improve performance in line with the activity plan, Ø Ensure effective coordination between NHLP and other agencies involved in the livestock sector inAfghanistan so as to avoid overlap and to ensure the activities of NHLP are complementary with those of other programmes. Ø Prepare monthly, quarterlyand annual reports relating to NHLP livestock activities, Ø Develop an exit strategic plan (for public tasks a gradual take over by GDAHP) and an OperationalManual/ Guideline for sustainable livestock activities in future, based on a Public Private Producer Partnership model with astrong private sector driving force. Ø  Any other task assigned by the PD. Qualification Criteria This assignment requires an International Livestock Specialist with the followingqualifications and experience as a minimum: Education: a.      Completed minimum 5 years degree program in Veterinary Sciences or Animal Husbandry. Specialization/Masterdegree in Livestock management or production will be preferable. Experience: b.     Minimum 10 years previous experience in animal health and production with at least 5 years in a managerialrole. c.       Working with government departments and internationaldevelopment agencies in the implementation of livestock projects in Central/South Asian countries  is required; hands-on experience in Afghanistan and with its livestocksectorpreferred d.      Certification in Food Safety & Quality Managementis preferable. Experience of managing livestock and demonstrate hands-on familiarity with large-scale disease control programmesand the implementation of village-based livestock production and extension are required, e.       A demonstrated ability to managepersonnel effectivelyand sensitively in a complex, cross-cultural environment is essential. Well developed planning and organisation skills to execute multiple tasks in short timeframes; experience withICT in animal health care programmes is desirable. An excellent written and oral communication skill, in English is required to deliver complex technicaldocuments, reports, papers and recommendations to the senior management.  Command on local languages (Dari/Pashto) would be an advantage. Note: NHLP is an equal opportunities employer and encourages, qualified men and women toapply. Submission Guideline: Please submit your updated resumes along with a cover letterquoting the Job Title to the attention of Project Director NHLP. nhlp.vacancies@mail.gov.af, copy to jawad.ahmadzai@mail.gov.af No Later than June 28th 2015 the interview date/s and venue will be determined soonafter the expiry of the deadline for applications.