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The Ministry of Finance (MoF)

Ethiopian Herald Nov14,2020

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

(CONSULTING SERVICES – INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANT)

Country: of Ethiopia

Project: Ethiopia Digital Foundations Project (P171034)

Assignment Title: Procurement Specialist for the Ethiopia Digital Foundations

Project Implementation Unit (PIU)

Reference No.: ET-MOFEC-COPCU-185686-CS-INDV

The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Ministry of Finance (MoF), has received for financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Ethiopia Digital Foundation Project (“Digital Ethiopia”) and intends to apply part of the proceeds for the services of Procurement specialist. The Ministry wants to hire qualified and experienced procurement specialist for the project implementation unit (PIU)

The objective of the procurement specialist service is to support the Ministry of Innovation and Technology (MINT) and other project implementing agency in compliance with financing agreement. Will work closely with Ministry of Finance

The services of procurement specialist (“the Services”) include the following but not limited to

  • The specialist should be versed in and work independently to apply the procurementguidelines of the government, World Bank and other financier to undertake
  • Review procurement activities and prepare project Procurement strategy document (PPSD) for activities involve procurement under the projects
  • Review of all procurement documentation, including procurement plans, expressions of interest, preparation and completion of requests for proposals, proposal evaluation reports and recommendations for award of contract, and contract preparation and negotiation, contract amendments to ensure full compliance with World Bank Group guidelines and the applicable legal agreements;
  • Review, monitor and report on progress of selection for the Government of Ethiopia including establishing the timetable for the selection process and ensuring deadlines are met;
  • Commercial review of selection documents, including basic proposal, design, technical specifications, cost estimations, project management and implementation;
  • Review of technical, legal and commercial aspects of selection (in consultation with others as necessary) at all stages of the project cycle, including planning, design, implementation and management;
  • Assist in resolution of complex procurement issues, including questions and complaints from firms; and Monitor completed procurements to ensure the contracted firms meet expectations, and
  • Seek ways to streamline implementation.
  • Contract management: The procurement specialist should handle contract through supervision day to day monitoring of progress, review deliverables, documentation of correspondence and other contract related activities necessary during the process
  • Contract Term: The specialist will be hired initially for the contract period of six (6) months with possibility of extension based on performance and availability budget Qualification and experience: The qualification and experience required for procurement specialist who would like to apply for the service should possess the following minimum criteria
  • At least five years’ experience as a practicing procurement in Ethiopia or abroad (a mix of domestic and international experience is preferred), particularly working in project management of the telecom sector with an international organization, a consultancy, or a telecommunications operator,
  • The candidate must have prior experience in the competitive procurement of major consultancies, including preparation of tendering documents and completion of all aspects of the tendering process. Prior experience in procurement processing according to World Bank, and/or other major international institutions is a definite plus;
  • The candidate must have at least a Masters’ Degree from a graduate university in a related field which provides a sound basis for development of a broad range *technical, financial and economic skills;
  • The candidate should be familiar with the requirements for project planning, implementation and procurement set out by Ethiopian law and regulations;
  • The candidate must be fluent in Amharic, and proficient in both spoken and written English language and should have good communication skills;
  • The candidate needs to be able to work well within integrated teams and with other work groups, particularly procurement specialists, to foster and build productive relationships with the government, and to respond to the daily needs, queries and needs for advice and assistance;
  • The candidate must have the highest levels of personal integrity, and a reputation for a transparent and systematic work style, and
  • The candidate must be able to work under pressure situations, in order to meet demanding deadlines.

The Ministry of Finance now invites eligible individuals (“Consultants”) to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested candidate should send expressions of interest, together with information demonstrating that they have the required qualification and relevant experience to perform the service (description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions, qualifications, and so forth) by providing CVs, and supporting documents

The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to Section III, paragraphs, 3.14,3.16, and 3.17 of the World Bank’s “Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers” July 2016 (“Procurement Regulations” ) revised November 2017 and August 2018 , setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest

A Procurement specialist will be selected in accordance with the Selection of Individual Consultant (Section V) method set out in the Procurement Regulations. Further information can be obtained, by email at the address below during office hours from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM Addis Ababa time

Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below in person, or by mail, on or before November 25, 2020, but preferably by e-mail.

Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Ministry of Finance

Attn: Channel One Programs Coordinating Directorate

Address: Arada Sub city, Woreda 11/12, Mof building, 4th Floor,

Room No 403, Sidist Kilo in front of Lion Cage park,

P.O.Box 1905,1037

E-mail: EO12019MoF@gmail.com  ; aberag11@gmail.com  

ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA