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Ethiopian Herald Dec17,2020

Request for Expressions of Interest (Consulting Services- Individual Selection)

  • Country: Ethiopia
  • Name of Project: Electricity Network Reinforcement and Expansion Project (ENREP)
  • Loan No./Credit No.: IDA-58140
  • Assignment Title: Individual consultant for Gender advisory service to support women & children affairs directorate of EEP.
  • Reference No.: ET-EEP-161157-CS-INDV
  1. The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia called “Borrower” has received financing from the International Development Association (IDA) (the “Bank”) in the form of a credit hereinafter called credit toward the cost of Electricity Network Reinforcement and Expansion Project (Additional Financing). The Ethiopian Electric Power, an implementing agency of the Client, intends to apply a portion of the proceeds of this credit to eligible payments under the contract for which this Request for Expression of Interest/REOI/ to Individual consultant for Gender advisory service to support women & children affairs directorate of EEP. The consulting services (“the Services”) include:

i. Institutional gender mainstreaming actions:- based on the identified need to strengthen institutional gender mainstreaming activities; the consultant will be responsible to closely work, advice and support EEP’s Gender Department to ensure the following result areas are achieved:

  • Support mainstreaming of gender equality in the strategic and operational planning, budgeting, design and implementation of programs;
  • Support implementation of affirmative action;
  • Ensure gender is effectively mainstreamed in information and knowledge management, public relations and communication activities of EEP;
  • Support implementation of gender-responsive monitoring, evaluation and reporting system, Support gender responsive organizational culture and workplace system;

ii. Capacity development program: the consultant is expected to develop need-based and tailor-made capacity development programs (training, mentoring, coaching) to capacitate EEP gender department the staff at different level including management and technical staff and non-gender support staff to ensure all responsible staff members of EEP are participating and contributing for EEP’s gender mainstreaming activities.

iii. Gender-based violence:-GBV has been identified as an area of challenge in the energy sector. Taking the experience and best practices of similar institutes to the energy sector into consideration, the consultant is expected to customize GBV prevention and response legal framework based on EEP’s contextual situation to ensure workplace safety and rights of women and men employees are respected.

iv. Liaison with governmental and non-governmental partners: to strengthen EEP’s Director of women & children affairs department through shared experiences and best practices from similar, institutes in the energy sector as well as create capacity development opportunities for women employees.

v. Monitoring, Evaluation and reporting: provide technical support and guidance for EEP Gender Department and other EEP departments who are responsible for monitoring, evaluation and reporting systems to ensure integration of gender-responsive M&E indicators, sex and gender-disaggregated data as well as gender-responsive reporting in EEP M&E system. The consultant is also expected to prepare a checklist for all departments to ensure Departments considering gender-responsive planning,

budgeting, and implementation and reporting.

2. The Ethiopian Electric Power now invites eligible individual Consultants 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. The short listing criteria are:

General Qualification

Relevant Experience specific to the assignment The individual shall be licensed to undertake the assignment

 3. 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 dated January 2011 revised July 2014 (“Consultant Guidelines”), setting forth the World  Bank’s policy on conflict of interest. Consultants may  associate with other firms in the form of a joint venture or a sub consultancy to enhance their qualifications.

A Consultant will be selected in ccordance with the Consultant’s Qualifications (CQS) method set out in the Consultant Guidelines.

4. Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours from Monday to Friday 08:00 AM  to 5:00 PM local time. Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below in person, or by mail, or by e-mail by until 01 January 2021, 4:00 p.m. local time.

Ethiopian Electric Power (EEP)