Federal Government of Somalia
Ministry of Finance
Second Public Financial Management Capacity Strengthening Project
Request for Expressions of Interest
(Consulting Services – Individual Consultant Selection)
Project ID: P151492
Assignment Title: TA Procurement Reform Management Consultant
Reference No.: FGS/PFMII/ICS/2016/001
1.0 Background to the Project
The Federal Republic of Somalia has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the “Second Public Financial Management Capacity-Strengthening Project” (SPFMCSP) and intends to apply part of the proceeds of this grant for consulting services.
The Ministry of Finance (MOF) of the Federal Republic of Somalia (FRS) has undertaken the SPFMCSP with the objective to achieve overall fiscal discipline that ensures effective use of public funds and avoids fiscal waste.
The project refers to the legal and institutional framework for supervising all phases of the budget cycle, including formulation and preparation of the budget, budget execution and expenditure management, internal controls and audit, procurement, monitoring and reporting arrangements, and external audit.
In this context, the Federal Government of Somalia has passed the Public Procurement Concessions and Disposal Act (PPCDA).
The PPCDA will cover all public entities, including central government agencies, local governments, state-owned enterprises, independent organisations and other public institutions.
In this regard, the project aims to provide the best international technical expertise in this field to ensure that the designs of secondary legislation, institutional setup, and capacity development strategy will lead to effective implementation of PPCDA and successful public procurement reforms.
The project will take a systematic approach to support the reform efforts at the legislative, policy, and operational levels to fulfil the goals of “value for money” in public procurement with integrity.
3. Scope of Work
The international consultant is to support the Procurement Directorate of the Ministry of Finance to conduct a comprehensive review of legal infrastructure and development of additional guidance to support effective implementation of the new PPDCA.
She/he will work closely with the relevant Ministry of Finance officials as well as national and international consultants to provide technical inputs and assist in reviewing the current and proposed legal infrastructure as well as in designing/drafting/reviewing secondary legislations and regulatory frameworks in line with relevant best practices.
The expected outputs will include a review of general provisions, existing/related laws and policies as well as drafting/reviewing legal implementing guidelines, operational guidance documents, model documentation, and recommendations to support effective implementation of the new PPDCA.
4. Duration of the Assignment
The International Consultant on Procurement Reform will be hired for a period of twelve 12 months on time-based contract with possibility of extension upon satisfactory performance.
The assignment is based in Mogadishu, Somalia.
The Consultant must possess at least 10 years’ experience in procurement, supply chain management with a degree in supply chain, procurement, law, management, finance, economics or commerce;
The incumbent will have experience in supporting public procurement sector reforms and expertise in formulating policy and strategic planning at the national level.
Knowledge and experience working in fragile countries is an added advantage;
The successful candidate will be motivated and able to work in a results-driven environment and responsibly without direct supervision on occasion.
He/She will exhibit organizational skills, attention to detail, personal commitment, efficiency, flexibility, and problem-solving skills.
Further desired experiences are as follows: Experience of working in Fragile Countries and knowledge of the Public Financial Management Reforms.
6. Mode of submission of Applications
Further information can be obtained by sending email requests at the email address below.
Expressions of interest must be delivered (in person, by mail, or by e-mail) in a written form in three (3) hard copies (if not by e-mail) to the address below by 5 pm 23rd February, 2016.
Mr. Farahan Mohamoud
Public Financial Management Reform Unit
Ministry of Finance
Villa Somalia, Mogadishu
Federal Republic of Somalia