EOI – Kenya - Partnerships and Resource Mobilisation Expert to finalise the establishment of the AfDB Somalia Infrastructure Trust Fund (SITF) – 07 2015
| Published July 10, 2015
REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK
EAST AFRICA RESOURCE CENTRE
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P.O. Box 4861-00200 Nairobi, Kenya
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Telephone: +254 20 299 8231; Fax: +254 20 2712938
Expressions of interest are being requested for a Partnerships and Resource Mobilisation
Expert to finalise the establishment of the AfDB Somalia Infrastructure Trust Fund (SITF)
Brief description of the Assignment:
The main objectives of the Partnerships and Resource Mobilisation Expert are to finalise the
establishment of the AfDB Somalia Infrastructure Trust Fund (SITF). Through Infrastructure
Rehabilitation and Development, the SITF will contribute towards tackling Somalia’s immense
economic reconstruction and development challenges, which are legacies of a prolonged and
devastating armed civil conflict.
Department issuing the request: EARC
Place of assignment: Home Country, Nairobi (Kenya) and Mogadishu (Somalia)
Duration of the assignment: Six Months
Tentative Date of commencement: 1 August, 2015
Deadline for applications: 22 July, 2015
Applications to be submitted to: Richard Walker, Country Economist, email@example.com
Any questions and requests for clarifications may be sent to:
Richard Walker, firstname.lastname@example.org; Tel: +254 20 299 8235
Detailed Terms of reference for the assignment:
In September 2012, after decades of conflict and instability in Somalia, a Federal Parliament and
Government were established following significant dialogue and reconciliation. New institutions
are being put in place and the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) is slowly building capacity
to deliver on its mandate. Consequently, the Somalia New Deal Compact was endorsed in
September 2013 by the FGS and international community. The Compact lays out the critical
priorities under the five Peace and State Building Goals (PSGs), which have been endorsed as
part of the New Deal principles for engagement in Fragile States, and also includes a Special
Arrangement for Somaliland. The PSGs pillars are: (1) inclusive politics; (2) security; (3) justice;
(4) economic foundations, and; (5) revenue and services.
The Compact also provides guidance on international support to Somalia. Accordingly,
development assistance will be mobilized and channeled through the Somali Development and
Reconstruction Facility (SDRF) as part of a new financial architecture. This entails the
establishment of the SDRF, which will house separate Multi Partner Trust Funds managed
respectively by the World Bank, United Nations and African Development Bank.
In light of the improved prospects for resolving Somalia’s sustainable peace and development
challenges, the Bank has over the last two years scaled-up its reengagement in Somalia. This re-
engagement has been guided by the Bank’s Country Brief for Somalia (2013-15), approved by
the Board in April 2013. A key area of the Bank’s work programme in Somalia is infrastructure
planning, rehabilitation and development. And at the FGS’s request, the Bank has committed to
take a leadership role in this area. Consequently, the Bank currently chairs the Infrastructure
Sub-working Group (SWG) under PSG 4. The Bank also leads in developing detailed
Infrastructure Needs Assessments (INAs) in the transport, energy, ICT and water sectors. These
assessments will be consolidated into an Infrastructure Action Plan (IAP) that will guide some of
the priority investments over the short to medium-term. The IAP will in turn provide a pipeline
of projects to be financed under the proposed (see below) AfDB Somalia Infrastructure Trust
Fund (SITF), as well as informing the preparation of Somalia’s Interim Poverty Reduction
Strategy Paper (I-PRSP).
As part of the Somali New Deal Compact arrangement, the FGS has requested the Bank to
sponsor and manage a trust fund whose objective will be to support the Rehabilitation and
Development of Infrastructure in Somalia. In this regard, the SITF will contribute towards
tackling Somalia’s immense economic reconstruction and development challenges, which are
legacies of a prolonged and devastating armed civil conflict. These challenges include high
levels of poverty and human depravation caused by a combination of limited social and physical
infrastructure, nascent industrial production and financial sectors, adverse climatic conditions,
and continuing fragilities (such as political uncertainty due to inter-clan tensions and terrorism,
deficient human and institutional capacity, and poor public financial governance).
The SITF objective is aligned to the objectives of the Bank’s Ten Year Strategy (2013-2022) and
the Strategy for Addressing Fragility and Building Resilience in Africa (2014-2019), as it seeks
to support interventions that will promote inclusive and sustainable economic reconstruction,
development and growth in a Fragile State. Furthermore, the SITF will focus on the Bank’s
operational priorities of infrastructure, private sector, skills and innovation, and good governance
In this regard, the Bank is seeking an experienced Partnerships and Resource Mobilisation
Expert to lead the final steps in setting up the SITF, which is likely to be housed in the Bank’s
regional office (EARC) in Nairobi, Kenya.
II. Specific Tasks
The Consultant’s responsibilities will be the following:
Finalise the Bank’s Institutional Arrangements for the SITF
Finalise a detailed Operational Guidelines Manual, including the: structure, governance,
legal, and procurement arrangements; management of funds and financial reporting;
proposal templates, project identification and approval (decision-making) processes; risk
management framework; and a results-based logical framework.
Determine where in the Bank the SITF should be housed, including financial and staffing
Coordinate and oversee all other preparatory work related to the Bank’s approval process
for the SITF.
Resource Mobilisation for the SITF
Prepare an SITF Resource Mobilisation Strategy in collaboration with the FGS.
Implement the SITF Resource Mobilisation Strategy, which will include following up
with potential donors, arranging meetings, preparing necessary documents and
presentations, and undertaking follow-up missions to interested donors.
Arrange a Somalia Infrastructure Investment Conference.
In order to deliver on the Scope of Work, the Consultant will need to:
Consult with relevant Bank Departments (FFCO, GECL, ORPF, etc.), FGS, SDRF
Steering Committee (SC) and interested donors.
Participate in relevant FGS/donor meetings, such as the PSG 4 and PSG 5 meetings, and
meetings related to the SDRF funding windows.
Ensure timely reporting to the Bank’s Somalia Team, Bank Management, FGS, SDRF
SC, and donors.
Perform any other tasks that may be assigned by Bank Management and/or the Bank’s
III. Deliverables and Indicative Timeline
This position is for six months and is subject to renewal depending on the performance of the
Consultant and the Bank’s needs in relation to the Somalia work programme.
The key deliverables will be:
a) An Inception Report shall be submitted to the Bank two weeks after commencing the
assignment, which will need to be cleared by the Bank for the Consultant to continue with
the work. The Inception Report will include:
The consultant’s approach, methodology and timeline for delivering the assignment
A broad outline of the draft SITF Operational Guidelines Manual
A draft SITF Resource Mobilisation Strategy
Any other pertinent issues for the execution of the assignment
b) Final SITF Resource Mobilisation Strategy four weeks after commencing the assignment.
c) Implementation of the SITF Resource Mobilisation Strategy on-going thereafter, with the
aim of having at least two donor commitments two months after commencing the
d) Ensure the SITF is approved by the Bank’s Board of Directors and Donor Contribution
Agreement is finalised five months after commencing the assignment.
e) Final Operational Guidelines Manual submitted six months after commencing the
f) Arrange a Somalia Infrastructure Investment Conference during the course of assignment.
IV. Conduct of Assignment
When on the ground, the Consultant will be based in EARC and may need to travel to Somalia,
under the guidance and conditions of the Bank’s Security Team, for missions and meetings.
The Consultant will report to the Somalia Lead Economist and Officer-In-Charge based at
EARC, and work under the supervision of the Country Economist for Somalia.
The Consultant will seek further guidance and advice from the Bank’s Transitional Support
(ORTS) and Resource Mobilisation (FRMB) Departments, and work in close collaboration with
and actively solicit the views of the Bank’s wider Somalia Team.
V. Profile of the Consultant
The suitable candidate will have:
At least a Master’s degree in a relevant development discipline (such as public
administration, international development, economics and/or finance).
A minimum of 15 years of relevant professional experience working in or with an
International Financial Institution (IFI).
Strong familiarity with AfDB procedures, client engagement and approaches in fragile
and conflict affected states.
Experience in establishing and/or managing a Country/Thematic trust fund for a
Experience in mobilising resources from donors or relevant partners for development
Knowledge of working in a Fragile State and/or Somalia will be a significant advantage.
Have significant experience in drafting reports and studies in English that are of a very
VI. Length of the Assignment
The assignment will commence in August 2015 for a period of six months, and is subject to
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