Somaliland Government Wants an Economic and Budget Consultant

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Somalilandsun -The Government of Somaliland has received a Grant from the World Bank towards the cost of the Public Financial Management Capacity Strengthening Project, and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services. The Project Development Objective (PDO) is “to establish and strengthen institutional capacity for the management of public funds in central finance agencies and targeted sectors”.

Full Details

REPUBLIC OF SOMALILAND REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (REOI)

General Information

Name of the Procuring Entity: PFM Reform Coordination Unit, Government of Somaliland, 

Project Name: Public Financial Capacity Strengthening Project

Project ID:  P151492

TF#: TF-A0389

Subject of Procurement: Consulting Services: Economic and Budget Consultant

Reference No: SO-MOF-SL-79778-CS-INDV

Deadline: 26 October, 2018 at 9:30 am (Hargeisa Time)

  1. Background of the Assignment

The Government of Somaliland has received a Grant from the World Bank towards the cost of the Public Financial Management Capacity Strengthening Project, and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services. The Project Development Objective (PDO) is “to establish and strengthen institutional capacity for the management of public funds in central finance agencies and targeted sectors”. The consulting services including “The Economic and Budget Consultant will be responsible for improving the ability of the Economic and Budget Committee in the House of Representatives to scrutinize all Budget Documents submitted to the Committee (including the Macroeconomic and Fiscal Framework, Budget Framework and Annual Budget) as well as their ability to provide input and amendments throughout the Budget process”.

  1. Objective of the Assigment

The Economic and Budget Consultant will be responsible for improving the ability of the Economic and Budget Committee in the House of Representatives to scrutinise all Budget Documents submitted to the Committee (including the Macroeconomic and Fiscal Framework, Budget Framework and Annual Budget) as well as their ability to provide input and amendments throughout the Budget process.

  1. Responsibilities

 The consultant will work closely with members of the Economic and Budget Subcommittee and senior officials of the Somaliland House of Representatives, and Speaker of the House, and s/he will have the following key responsibilities among others: Improve the ability of the Economic and Budget Committee’s Secretariat to analyse budget and financial statements, Provide technical advisory services to the Committee members for conducting well-structured public hearings; Undertake a comprehensive desk review of the relevant national legal framework, policies, regulations and administrative procedures governing and regulating the budget planning workflow within Parliament of Somaliland; review administrative regulations and procedures related to the budget planning workflow; and draft and translate administrative procedures related to budget planning workflow; Develop and translate an integrated Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for budget planning and expenditure reporting within the Parliament of Somaliland, should train both members and the Secretariat of the Committee in order to ensure that they are able to scrutinize all Budget Documents and hold hearings that will strengthen Somaliland’s Budget process and all other tasks detailed in the Terms of Reference (TOR) that will be provided upon submission of application (in person or by e-mail)..

  1. Duration: The consultant will be engaged for 12 months.
  2. Selection Criteria

The PFM Office now invites eligible individual consultants to indicate their interest in providing the above services. Interested consultants must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services. The qualifications, experience and competencies include:

  • Qualifications
  • MA in Economics, Finance or related field
  • PhD in Economics, Finance or related field Preferred
  • Experience

The Economic and Budget Consultant should have the following experience:

  • Minimum of 10 years relevant experience in Economics/Public Finance related roles
  • Experience in scrutinizing and/or preparing Government budgets at the Central Government Level
  • History of working with legislatures and legislative committees to prepare and/or scrutinise Government Budgets
  • Training of staff in economics/finance related techniques concerning the preparation and scrutiny of Government Budgets
  • Experience of working in Fragile States
  • Fluency in English required, Knowledge of Somali preferred
  1. Reporting

The Economic and Budget Consultant will report to the PFM Project Coordinator.

  1. Submission Requirements

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 (January 2011), revised July 2014 (“Consultant Guidelines”), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest. Please visit www.worldbank.org setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest. In addition, please refer to specific information on conflict of interest related to this assignment as per paragraph 1.9 of Consultant Guidelines.

A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the procedures set out in 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) – Selection of Individual Consultant.

Further information including a detailed Terms of Reference can be obtained from the PFM Reform Coordination Unit in person or by e-mail at the address below during office hours 07:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Saturday to Thursday.

Expressions of interest must be delivered (in person or by e-mail) or in a written form to the address below by 9:30 AM 26/October/2018

Contact Information

PFM Office- Ministry of Finance

Project Coordinator

Attn: Hassan Farah Mohamed

Hargeisa, Somaliland

Tel: + 252 63 4475005

Email: hassanbadde@gmail.com

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