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Ethiopian Herald Jan19,2021

Call for Individual Consultants (Short term Consulting Services)

Reference number CSA-MoWIE/DLI/010-1/2020

Central Statistical Agency (CSA) would like to hire competent, energetic, qualified and experienced individual consultants to verify DLI# 2: Establish off-grid electricity access particularly to verify DLR 2.1 : Mini-Grids installed and DLR 6.4: Gender and Citizen Engagement.

Ethiopia Electrification Program (ELEAP) is implemented by Ethiopia Electric Utility (EEU), coordinated by Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Energy (MOWIE) and the program financed by World Bank and Government of Ethiopia whereas Central Statistical Agency (CSA) is served as an independent government entity to undertake the entire Disbursement Linked Indicators (DLIS) verification. ELEAP has pronounced three key results areas namely: increase access to on grid electricity in areas covered by the power grid, increase access to off-grid electricity and strengthen sector capacity and institutional reform.

The program has set a total of seven (07) Disbursement Linked Indicators (DLI) so as to measure the program output indicators as well as the programOWILDUNviv achievements. The payment/disbursement is made based on result achievement.

The program has selected seven disbursement linked indicators stated as below:

  1. DLI# 1: Establish on-grid electricity connections
  2. DLI# 2: Establish off-grid electricity access
  3. DLI #3: Strengthen sector institutional capacity
  4. DLI #4: Strengthen sector planning capacity
  5. DLI #5: Strengthen fiduciary system
  6. DLI #6: Improve gender and Citizen Engagement (CE)system
  7. DLI #7: Strengthen safeguards system

Ethiopia Electrification Program is a national program agenda which is implemented from the period 2018-2023 throughout the country. Ethiopia Electrification Program plays a significant and critical role to improve electricity in Ethiopia as well as enhancing the electrification sector institutional capacity building

The consulting services (“the Services”) include:

 

Serial and Required # of Staff

Activities and Requirements Descriptions

1

DLR 2.1: Mini-Grids Installed (Required # of Consultants: 1)

Objective of the Verification

The principal objective of the consultancy service is to verify DLI#2 under Ethiopian Electrification Program as per verification protocol, ToR and agreed methodology. The specific objectives are clearly stated as below:

– To verify DLR 2.1 as per established verification protocol and agreed on methodology

– To measure the achievement of DLR 2.1

– To provide recommendations based on key findings of the verification

Consultant’s qualification and experience

one (01) competent, dynamic and experienced consultant who has BSc/መ MSc in power engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, and highly related engineering field of studies are eligible to apply. Applicants must have a minimum of ten years’ experience in power engineering, electrical engineering, rural electrification installation, off-grid electrification, technical quality standards, and consultancy services in power engineering and electrical engineering in Ethiopian electrification sector. Experiences in electrification project program monitoring and evaluation, electrification verification, data collection, data analysis and advanced report writing skills in English language are absolutely essential and mandatory

Scope

 

The Ethiopia Electrification Prograro is implemented throughout the country particularly in rural areas from the period 2018-2023. The verification will target at national level (nine regions and two city administrations.) DLI #2: Establish off-grid electricity access has targeted a total of 2 or 5 mini-grid installations but the successful consultant is expected to verify 2 10 5 Mini Grids installations. The verification will be completed

within two months (60 days) starting from the agreement signed (Tentatively January 7, 2021). The successful consultant will conduct the field verification data collection within 30 days in program intervention regions and the remaining 30 days will be allocated for data analysis and report writing purposes.

2

DLR 6.4: Improve Gender and Citizen Engagement Verification (Required # of Consultants: 2)

Objective of the Verification

The principal objective of the consultancy service is to verify DLIE6, Improve Gender and Citizen Engagement particular DLR 6.4: Gender and Citizen Engagement under Ethiopian Electrification Program as per verification protocol, ToR and agreed methodology. The specific objectives are clearly stated as below:

– To verify DLR 6.4: Gender and Citizen Engagement verification as per established verification protocol and agreed methodology

– To measure the achievement of DLR 6.4

– To provide recommendations based on key findings of the verification

 

 

Consultant’s qualification and experience

two (02) competent, dynamic and experienced consultants those who have MA/BA MSc/BSc in Gender, Sociology, Psychology, Education, Demography, and Biostatistics or highly related field of studies for senior gender specialist consultant and MA BA /MSc/BSc in Communication and Public Relation, Educational Research, Educational Planning and Management, International Relation or highly related field of studies for senior citizen engagement consultant are eligible to apply. Applicants must have a minimum of ten years’  experience in gender data analysis, citizen engagement, customer satisfaction, gender education, data science, public relation and educational research on electrification sector such as power and electrical engineering, project evaluation/verification and consultancy services in power engineering, electrical engineering in Ethiopian electrification sector and humanitarian/NGO setup

Experiences in electrification project/program monitoring and evaluation, electrification verification, data collection, data analysis and advanced report writing skills in English language are absolutely essential and mandatory.

 

 

Scope

 

The Ethiopia Electrification Program is implemented throughout the country particularly in rural areas from the period 2018-2023. The successful consultants citizen engagement for the year 2019/20(July 8, 2019 to July 7, 2020) or 2012 EFY. The consultants verify whether the gender and citizen engagement activities and measures are being implemented in an ongoing and satisfactory way as part of ELEAP and based on the gender and citizen engagement five-year work program. The consultants shall verify whether timely,Scope adequate, and smooth implementation of annual work plan for both gender and citizen engagement has undergone, as per the five-year work program in meeting requirements of DLI#6, which is to improve gender and citizen engagement systems.

 

The verification will be completed within two months (60 days) starting from the agreement signed (Tentatively January 7, 2021). The successful consultant will conduct the field verification data collection within 30 days in program intervention regions and the remaining 30 days will be allocated for data analysis and report writing purposes.

The shortlisting criteria are: Education Background (10%), Experience (30%), understanding the TOR (20%), Work Plan (5%) and Comprehensive Methodology (35%). The total technical score will have 0.8 weights and total financial 0.2.

The CSA now invites all interested Consultants to:

  • Obtain the TOR from the address below in the CSA;
  • submit their technical proposal (not more than 15 pages, focusing on understanding of the Tor, sound methodology, detail work plan and updated CVs) and financial proposal, one page consists of daily professional and related fee and total consultancy service cost, which excludes vehicle rent, fuel, stationery materials and driver expenses. CSA is responsible to manage logistic and administrative issues during data collection);
  • Submit technical and financial proposals in separately sealed envelopes (1 original and 1 copy each), delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, or by mail, or by fax, or by e-mail) by on or before January 26, 2020, 2:30 PM. Further information can be obtained at the address below:

The 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 DA Credits & Grants] by World Bank Borrowers and the FDRE’s Procurement Proclamation 649/2009 and Directive, setting forth the World Bank’s and the FDRE’s policy on conflict of interest.

Central Statistical Agency (CSA), Head office;

Piassa, behind or about 200 meters to the South-East of Tayitu

Hotel;

Procurement and Property Administration Directorate;

New Building, Block # 2, 2nd Floor;

Tel. +25111 111 8495, Fax: +25111 111 54 70;

Email: csaprocurment2@gmail.com  , Web site: www.csa.gov.et  

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; and

For technical clarification:

Contact address:

Gezahagn Getahun, Senior Verification Specialist

Mobile: +251 921794541

E-mail: gezahagngetahun@gmail.com