REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (REOI) Financial Specialist

MINISTRY OF PUBLIC WORKS RECONSTRUCTION AND HOUSING

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (REOI)

Country: Federal Republic of Somalia Project: SOMALI URBAN RESILIENCE PROJECT PHASE TWO (SURP II) Project Coordination Unit (PCU) Individual Selection of Consultant Position: Financial Specialist Application submission Deadline: 17/06/2020 Email Contact: pcurecruitment@gmail.com Ref: SO-MOPWHR-172384-CS-INDV.

1. Project Background

The Government of Federal Republic of Somalia has received a Grant from the International Development Association (IDA) and Multipartner Trust Fund of World Bank to finance Somali Urban Resilience Project Phase II (SURP II), and intends to apply part of the proceeds of this grant towards payments for procuring Individual consultants services in Project Coordination Unit (PCU) at the Ministry of Public Works Reconstruction & Housing. SURP II will scale up investments within cities where the SURP is currently operational – Mogadishu, Garowe, Kismayo and Baidoa and lay the groundwork for expansion to cities in Galmudug and Hirshabelle states. There are four components: (i) Urban Infrastructure and Services; (ii) Institutional Strengthening and Analytics; (iii) Project Management and Capacity Building; and (iv) Contingent Emergency Response. PCU will be set up at the federal level in the MoPW. The Ministry of Public-Works Reconstruction & Housing now invites eligible individual consultants to indicate their interest in providing the services. Interested consultants must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services (CV’s, description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions, availability of appropriate skills, etc.). Selection will be based on qualifications and experience stipulated below. 2. Responsibilities Responsible for working in collaboration with the External Assistance Fiduciary (EAFS) Units at ministries of finance (MoF) to ensure that adequate financial management and reporting systems are implemented for SURP II in the Project Coordination Unit (PCU) and the Project Implementation Units (PIUs). The Finance Specialist is also responsible for liaising day to day with the EAFS at the federal Ministry of Finance to facilitate the government budgeting process and to process withdrawal applications for all Federal Member States (FMS)/PIUs in a timely manner and mitigate any disbursement delays. FM specialist ensures compliance with operating procedures in Project Appraisal Document (PAD), Grant Agreement, Disbursement Letter, Government and the SURP II Project Implementation Manual (PIM), e.g.: Procurement, Disbursements, Designated Accounts, SOEs, IFRs, Special Commitments. FM specialist with the support of FGS EAFS, ensure that Unaudited Quarterly Financial Reports (IFRs) and Annual Financial Statements for all Project Funds are prepared and analyzed according to the categories and project
جمهورية الصومـــــال الفدرالية وزارة الاشغال العـــامة واعادة الاعمــاروالإسكان

components as appropriate, and provide timely reporting of any material variances and other specific tasks detailed in the Terms of Reference (TOR) that can be found at www.mpwr.gov.so or can be provided submission of application (in person or by e-mail). 3. Selection Criteria: The selection shall be based on qualification, experience and skills of the candidate and followed by an interview. The qualifications, experience and competencies include:
Required qualifications and experience  Post-secondary degree in accounting, finance or business administration (accounting)  Professional qualification in accounting or financial management, registered by and attained final qualification of an accounting or financial management recognized professional body, e.g.: CIPFA IPFM, ACCA, CPA  At least 10 years of experience in accounting, audit or financial management  Excellent written and oral communication skills in English, to deliver technical financial documents, and reports  Excellent computer skills in Microsoft Office tools (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), including database use is required
Desirable qualifications and experience  Preferably at least 5 years of post-qualification experience in public accounting as an active member in good standing of a professional organization belonging to the International Federation of Accountants  Work experience with infrastructure investments  Work experience in conflict-affected countries  Understanding of Somali context of financial management

4. Duration and location of assignment The SURP-II Project is already effective and is expected to close on 31 December 2024. The duration of the assignment is renewable one year with a trial period of three (3) months. The renewal is not validated until after the satisfactory performance evaluation approved by the Employer and World Bank. The position is stationed in Mogadishu. 5. Selection Method 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 Individual Consultant method set out in the World Bank Procurement Regulations.

Interested consultants may obtain further information including detailed Terms of Reference at the following website www.mpwr.gov.so or email address; pcurecruitment@gmail.com during office hours, Saturday to Thursday between 8:00am and 15:00pm. Expressions of Interest must be delivered electronically to the above email address by 17 JUNE 2020 at 15:00 PM and mention “Expression of Interest for Financial Specialist, PCU-SURP II Project”.

Attention: Mohamed N. Hassan, PCU Programme Coordinator Ministry of Public Works Reconstruction & Housing, Shingani District, Mogadishu, FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF SOMALIA Email address; pcurecruitment@gmail.com

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