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DRIVE Focal Point- Somali Bureau of Standards (Individual Consultant)


  1. Background: The Republic of Somalia has received financing from the World Bank towards the cost of the De-Risking, Inclusion and Value Enhancement of pastoral economies in the Horn of Africa Project (DRIVE); and intends to apply part of the proceeds of the above project to finance the position of the DRIVE Focal Point (Individual Consultant) for the Somali Bureau of Standards (SOBS).
  2. Responsibilities: The focal point will work closely with the World Bank to strategically prioritize, the specific needs of SOBS that can be supported under the DRIVE project. The Focal point will also work closely with the steering committee, technical committee and the Project Implementation Unit of the project: All other specific tasks detailed in in the Terms of Reference (TOR) for the assignment that can be found at the following website:
  3. Duration: The proposed duration for the assignment is twelve (12) calendar months from starts date.

Skills and Qualifications

  1. 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:
  • Have a master’s degree in social science and business administration with other qualifications in program management and coordination. Having program management certifications is added value.
  • 8+ years of program management implementation, coordination, monitoring and evaluation

and stakeholder engagement

(iii)Experience with the implementation of World Bank grant operations and applied knowledge of World Bank fragile states and trust fund policies and procedures

  • Track record of successful coordination with government and private sector stakeholders and with the international partners
  • Readiness to work and travel in places of insecurity, under strict security directives
  • Willingness to work in a multi-cultural environment and respond to tight deadlines continually
  • Ability to work with people from different social and educational backgrounds
  • Reputable person with good character, knowledge, skills, and proven capability in planning, development, and government policy formulation
  • Someone with knowledge of Somalia generally and sensitive to the underlying social, economic and cultural context in particular.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a multi-disciplinary project management team, build effective working relations with colleagues and clients, and capable of working under pressure, with good experience in leadership and strategic management of project team at the national level
  • Proven experience in Project Management, coordinating, cooperating, and negotiating with high-level Government officials, donor partners, and a multitude of local stakeholders
  • A charismatic change agent – with extensive experience in context-specific – practical techniques for change management.
  • Complete fluency and writing skills in Somali and English
  • Knowledge of quality infrastructure, standards, certification
  1. The Ministry of Ministry of Finance now invites eligible consulting (“Consultants”) to indicate their interest in providing the above-mentioned Services. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services and furnish the Curriculum Vitae (CV).
  2. 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 dated in November 2020 (“Procurement Regulations”), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest.

  1. A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Individual Consultant method set out in the World Bank Procurement Regulations.

How to apply

  1. Interested Consultant may obtain further information (in person or by e-mail) at the address below during office hours from 8.00 a.m.– 4.00 p.m. Saturday to Thursday except on public holidays.
  2. Deadline for submission: Expressions of interest should be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, or by e-mail) by 30th November 2022 at 4.00 p.m. local Time.


Project Coordinator, DRIVE Project, Ministry of Finance

Federal Government of Somalia Shangani District Mogadishu, Somalia

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