REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (REOI) For Finance and Accounting Manager Consultant -Mogadishu, Somalia

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OF SOMALIA

National Economic Council of Somalia

SOMALI INTEGRATED STATISTICS AND ECONOMIC PLANNING CAPACITY BUILDING PROJECT (SISEPCBP)

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (REOI)

Individual Selection of Consultant

Country: Federal Government of Somalia

Name of the Project: Somali Integrated Statistics and Economic Planning Capacity Building   Project

ID No: P171160

Loan/Credit No: IDA-D6660

Consulting Service: Finance and Accounting Manager

Individual/Firm: Individual

Duty Station: Mogadishu

Deadline: February 21, 2021

Ref No. SO-MOPIED-210292-CS-INDV

The Federal Government of Somalia has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Somali Integrated Statistics and Economic Planning Capacity Building, and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services of a Finance and Accounting Manager

The consulting services of the Finance and Accounting Manager (“the Services”) include Coordinates prepares and directs financial planning, budgeting, and procurement activities of the NEC,updates accounting and management policies and procedures and implements when approved, interprets current accounting policies and practices and implements new operating procedures to improve efficiency and reduce costs, prepares reports for management and funding agencies, prepares the financial strategic plans, budgets and financial forecasts of the NEC, supervises the disbursement and handling of funds from clients and funding agencies, develops, installs and maintains budgeting systems that monitor and control expenditures, advises management on accounting and financial issues, authorizes payments as per limits of authority, arranges annual audits and ensures full compliance with the requirements of proper keeping of the accounts, ensures procurement and contracting processes are in full compliance and all activities are up to date with external auditing requirements, performs other duties as assigned,She/he will undertake all the other specific tasks detailed in the Terms of Reference (TOR) that can be found at the following http://nec.gov.so or can be provided upon submission of application (in person or by E-mail).

The selection shall be based on qualification, experience and skills of the candidate and followed by an interview. The qualifications, experience and competencies include:

Education: Master’s degree in Finance, MBA finance or Accounting plus a professional Accounting qualification (at least CIPFA, CPA or ACCA);

Experience: The Finance and Accounting Manager will need to demonstrate skills and competencies in the following areas:

  • Minimum of 8 years of relevant working experience in financial and administration management with practical experience in accounting, budgeting auditing including broad expertise in the management of accounts on projects funded by the development partners /or public sectors.
  • Special training: Hands-on-experience with computer-based accounting systems
  • Knowledge and understanding of project planning, work programs, budgeting and financial management is required.
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Written and oral competence in Somali and English languages

The consultant shall be contracted for a period of 12 months with the possibility of extension for another period based on satisfactory performance and availability of budget. The Finance and Accounting Manager will have a three-month probationary period and will be based in the NEC Office.

The NEC now invites eligible individual consultants (“Consultants”) to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the Services and furnish the Curriculum Vitae (CV).

The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to section III, para 3.14,3.16 & 3.17 of the World Bank’s Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers: Procurement in Investment Projects Financing Goods, Works, Non-Consulting and Consulting Services, July 2016, revised November 2017 and August 2018 (“Procurement Regulations”), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest.

A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Selection of Individual Consultants method set out in the Procurement Regulations.

Interested applicants may obtain further information from the NEC Office in person or by mail, or by fax, or by e-mail to the address given below during office hours from 9.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m. Saturday to Thursday.

Expressions of interest and CV must be delivered by hand, mail or by email form to the address below before February 21,2021 by 4.00 pm and mention “Expressions of interest for the “Finance and Accounting Manager” as subject line. Female candidates are strongly encouraged, also application through e-mail is highly recommended.

Attention:  National Economic Council (NEC)

Federal Government of Somalia

Via Afgoi, Mogadishu, Somalia

Email Address: TO: piu@nbs.gov.so, info@nec.gov.so, CC:nmohamud@nec.gov.so

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