REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (REOI)
Country: Federal Government of Somalia (FGS),Puntland Government of Somalia.
Name of the Project: Somalia Urban Resilience Project (SURP).
Assignment Title: Consultancy Services for Consultancy Services for Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist – SURP Garowe Municipality – Individual Consultant Selection
Project ID: P163857
Deadline Date: February 17th, 2020
Ref No. SO-GM-155033-CS-INDV
- Project Background
The Government of the Federal Republic of Somalia /Puntland Government of Somalia is implementing the Somalia Urban Resilience Project (SURP)_ through the Garowe Municipality. SURP has a budget of US$9 million of which US$ 3 million is allocated for civil works and project implementation support in Garowe Municipality. SURP is a municipal governance and infrastructure development project financed by the World Bank, aimed at improving access to urban infrastructure and strengthening municipal governance in Somalia. The Project also aims to strengthen inter-governmental relationships between the federal, state, region and municipal levels. It is intended that the SURP will also strengthen the state-citizen relationship and the government’s legitimacy in the eyes of its people by providing visible and tangible benefits. The Garowe Municipality will finance four roads in Garowe covering an estimated total of 4.9km. The SUIPP phase prepared Feasibility Studies and Preliminary Engineering Designs for a total of 19 roads and two bridge investments. Due to funding constraints, however, only US$2.17 million is available for the rehabilitation of secondary roads which will cover approximately four of the 19 roads. These roads will be prioritized based on the connectivity they provide for both urban poor communities and IDP settlements to key socio-economic facilities, high economic internal rates of return and high benefit/cost ration.
Garowe Municipality is seeking to recruit an M&E Specialist as part of the Project Implementation Unit supporting the ongoing SURP as well as SURP II once under implementation. The M&E will be overall responsible for measuring project performance according to results framework targets and preparing quarterly project reports, targeting both project management as well as external stakeholders. M&E Specialist will be responsible for all monitoring and evaluation aspects of both projects. Specific responsibilities will include) work with other PIU staff to prepare the project Quarterly reports and annual reports – including reporting on the project Results Frameworks) provide technical inputs to the terms of reference, support the recruitment of an end project evaluation firm, support the project end-line survey and provide quality control of the evaluation reports, iii) provide technical inputs to the terms of references, support the recruitment of an impact evaluation firm (to undertake the baseline, mid-term and end-line surveys), and provide quality control of the evaluation reports iv) Ensure quality control of M&E outputs (e.g. surveys, etc.), including by contributing substantively to the design and field testing of the monitoring methodology, review, supervise design and implementation of the survey, participatory data collection methods and protocols, data verification techniques, and other technical evaluation and analytical tasks conducted and all other specific tasks detailed in the detailed Terms of Reference (TOR) for the assignment that can be found at the following website: https://puntlandpost.net/ or can be provided upon submission of application in person or by e-mail. The e-mail address is provided.
3. Selection Criteria:
Selection shall be based on individual qualifications and experiences of the candidate and followed by an interview, the minimum qualification, experience and skills should include:
- Post graduate Degree or above in a relevant subject – project management, social sciences’ focus on M&E is preferred (include the copies of academic qualifications).
- Minimum of 6 years demonstrated professional experience in project implementation and management with a minimum of 5 years of M&E experience.
- The M&E Specialist should possess excellent technical skills in socio-economic research and program and project performance assessment
- Experience in the management of quantitative and qualitative evaluations, familiarity with evaluation designs, use of reliable and valid instruments, and methods for data collection, analysis, and reports.
4. Period of Performance
The M&E Specialist contract will be for approximately 12 months with a probation period of three months on a full-time basis, with a possibility of extension subject to performance and available financing.
Garowe Municipality now invites eligible Individuals to indicate their interest in providing these services. Interested Individual Consultants must submit their Curriculum Vitae (CV), a Cover letter indicating that they are qualified to perform the services and the copies of all the academic qualifications.
Attention of interested Consultants is drawn to section III, para 3.14,3.16 & 3.17 of the World Bank’s Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers: Procurement in Investment Projects Financing Goods, Works, Non -Consulting and Consulting Services, July 2016, revised November 2017 and August 2018 (“Procurement Regulations”), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest.
A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Individual Consultants Selection method set out in the Procurement Regulations.
Interested Consultants may obtain further information in person or by e-mail Procurement.email@example.com at the address below during office hours from 8.00 AM. – 3.00 PM. Saturday to Thursday except on public holidays.
Expressions of interest (EOI) and (CVs) should be delivered in a written form to the address below (by e-mail) by Monday, February 17th, 2020 at 3.00 PM. local Time.
Attention; SURP-Project Coordinator
Puntland Government of Somalia
Garowe, Puntland Somalia
Email Address: Mohamed Abdirahman Gure