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Ethiopian Herald Jan19,2021

CALL FOR INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANTS

(SHORT TERM CONSULTING SERVICES)

Reference No. CSA-MOWIE/DLI/010-2/2020

Central Statistical Agency (CSA) would like to hire competent, energetic, qualified, and experienced individual consultants to verify DLI#5: Strengthen Fiduciary Systems particularly to verify DLR 5.3: Financial Management and DLI#5: Strengthen

Fiduciary Systems particularly to verify DLR 5.9: Procurement. Ethiopia Electrification Program (ELEAP) is implemented by Ethiopia Electric Utility (EEU), coordinated by the Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Energy (MOWIE), and the program financed by the World Bank and Government of Ethiopia whereas the 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 program achievements.

The payment/disbursement is made based on result achievement. The program has selected seven disbursements 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 5.3 : Financial

Management

Verification

(Required # of

Consultants: 2)

Objective

of the

Verification

The principal objective of the consultancy service is to verify results of Financial Management DLRs under DLR#5.3: Financial Management for the year of 2019/209(2012 EFY) submission of EEU IFRS Compliant Audited Financial Statements within six months of the end of a fiscal year with no disclaimer audit opinion on the financial statements of the entity under Ethiopian Electrification Program as per verification protocol, ToR and agreed methodology. The specific objectives are clearly stated as below:

– To verify DLR 5.3: Financial Management verification as per established verification protocol and agreed methodology

– To measure the achievement of DLR 5.3

– 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 BA/MA/MBA in Finance, Accounting, Procurement Management, Business Administrations and highly related business field of studies are eligible to apply.

Applicants must have a minimum of ten years’ experience in financial, compliance, performance and inspection audits on electrification sector such as power and electrical engineering, cable and wire manufacturing sector, technical/quality standards, and consultancy services in power engineering, electrical engineering in Ethiopian electrification sector, financial sector and financial auditing consultancy. 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. IFRS specialization/certification is a must

Scope

The Ethiopia Electrification Program is implemented throughout the country particularly in rural areas from the period 2018-2023. The successful consultants will verify/evaluate DLR5.3: Financial Management for the year 2019/20(2012 EFY). 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 Addis Ababa and selected EEU regional offices and the remaining 30 days will be allocated for data analysis and report writing purposes.

2

DLR 5.9:

Procurement

Verification

(Required # of

Consultants: 2)

Objective

of the

Verification

The principal objective of the consultancy service is to verify DLI#5: Strengthen Fiduciary Systems particular DLR 5.9: Procurement under Ethiopian Electrification Program as per verification protocol, TOR and agreed methodology. The specific objectives are clearly stated as below:

– To verify DLR 5.9: Procurement verification as per established verification protocol and agreed methodology

*To measure the achievement of DLR 5.9

– 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 BA/MA/MBA in Procurement, Procurement and Supply Chain Management, Public Procurement and Asset Management, Commerce, Marketing Management, Business Administration, Economics, Engineering and Law and highly related business field of studies are eligible to apply. Applicants must have a minimum of ten years’ experience in financial, compliance, performance and inspection audits on electrification sector such as power and electrical engineering, cable and wire manufacturing sector, 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 Program is implemented throughout the country particularly in rural areas from the period 2018-2023. The successful consultants will verify/evaluate DLR5.9: Procurements of all procurement centers such as EEU, UEAP and MOWIE for the year 2019/20(July 8, 2019 to July 7, 2020) or 2012 EFY. 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 Addis Ababa and EEU regional offices 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 a 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 an understanding of the ToR, sound methodology, detailed 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 IDA 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