REOI : Puntland Government pay and grading reform

Website Capacity Injection Project Procurement Specialist

Office of the President


Name of the Project: Capacity Injection Project

Grant No.: TFA5472


Reference No.  GOPL/CIP/CS/QCBS/001/2018

REOI : Puntland Govermrny pay and granding reform


The Federal Republic of Somalia has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Somalia Capacity Injection Project. The World Bank has worked with the Federal Government of Somalia and the Government of Puntland State of Somalia to develop the Capacity Injection Project to support the flagship programme. A key component of the project seeks to improve policies and procedures for civil service management including development of public sector pay and grading policy and implementation plan to include reclassification of civil service jobs and implementation of pay and grading reforms. This has necessitated the provision of technical assistance to establish civil service jobs (establishment posts) across ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) on the basis of clear organizational mandates, optimal structures and functional responsibilities.

The Puntland Capacity Injection Coordination Unit in the Office of the President intend to apply part of the proceed of this grant for consulting services.


The objective of the assignment is to carry out a combination of field work and diagnostic analysis of public sector pay and grading trends and living standard assessment in Somalia and propose solutions that will provide adequate incentive for improved performance of civil servants and also enable efficient and effective management of public government’s wage bill as aligned to national strategies and development aspirations to promote sustainable growth.

The pay and grading assignment will focus on identification of strengths and weaknesses of existing compensation and incentive structures, systems and processes. Analysis of information from the labor market and review of existing reports of government on pay and grading options, salary harmonization, recurrent cost and reform financing (RCRF) and other remuneration policies and packages administered by international development partners in Somalia. The proposed solutions will take account of labor market realities in East Africa and other regions, and pay and grading practices and reform in fragile and conflict affected countries with similar development characteristics.

The Puntland Capacity Injection Coordination Unit in the Office of the President now invites eligible consulting firms (“Consultant”) to indicate their interest in providing the services. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services (brochures, description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions, availability of appropriate skills among staff, etc.).  The short-listing criteria are as follows:

  1. Specific experience in successfully implementing similar assignments (Ten (10) years of experience in providing human resource management advice to government and private sector organizations with specific focus in the areas of pay and grading reform);
  2. Experience of relevant services in an environment similar to that of Somalia; and
  3. The technical and managerial organization of the firm. (Provide only the structure of the organization, general qualifications and number of key staff). Do not provide CV of staff. Key Experts will not be evaluated at the shortlisting state.

Attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers dated January 2011 (“Consultant Guidelines”), setting forth the World Bank’s Policy on conflict of interest.

Consultants may associate with other consultants in the form of a joint venture or a sub consultancy to enhance their qualifications. The nature of association, whether it is a joint venture or a sub consultancy, should clearly be stated. In case of joint venture, the Consultant leading the joint venture should be mentioned.

A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Quality and Cost Based Selection (QCBS) set out in the Consultant Guidelines.

Interested Consultant may obtain further information at the address below during office hours 08:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday to Thursday. Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, or by mail) by September 18, 2018 at 12.00 p.m. Somali local time.  


The address referred to above is:

Attention: Yusuf H. Dahir

Capacity Injection Project Procurement Specialist

Office of the President

Address: State House, Garowe, Puntland State of Somalia

Tel: +252-906794282,   +252-907464070

E-mail:  and cc:

Kindly copy the following Government Offices as well:

Ministry of Labor: