REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (CONSULTING SERVICES – INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANTS)

25.05.2022 14:10:00


Assignment Title: Environment and Social Safeguard Specialist
Reference No. (as per Procurement Plan): AMP/IC/C3-5

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Economy (MAFWE) has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Agriculture Modernization Project (AMP) and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services.

The consulting services (“the Services”) include monitoring and reporting on the overall compliance of project investments with environmental and social safeguards in accordance with the principles, procedures and processes laid down in the Environmental and Social Commitment Plan (ESCP), Stakeholder Engagement Plan (SEP), Environmental and Social Management Framework (ESMF) and the Resettlement Policy Framework (RPF) and the Operational Manual.

The Environment and Social Safeguard Specialist is expected to work part time under time-based contract arrangement with estimated staff time not to exceed 390 days for the entire duration of the contract. The contract is expected to commence in July 2022 and continue until June 30th, 2025 approximately half time, but not exceeding 130 working days per year. The place of provision of services is the location of MAFWE.   

The detailed Terms of Reference (TOR) for the assignment is posted on the website of the MAFWE at the following document.

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Economy now invites eligible  Individual Consultants (“Consultants”) to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants should provide information curriculum vitae and references in English language only) demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services. The shortlisting criteria are:

 

  • University degree Environmental Sciences, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Policy or a related field, or in absence of such 15 years of working experience in the above areas;
  • At least 7 years of working experience after attainment of the university degree, but preferably 10 years of working experience;
  • At least 5 years of working experience in environmental affairs acquired with the public authority/ies or with international project/s.;
  • Experience acquired in World Bank Projects or similar projects of other international organizations would be considered an asset;
  • Knowledge of social issues would be considered an asset;
  • Excellent command of spoken and written English language;
  • Computer skills, including word processing and spreadsheets.

 

The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to Section III, paragraphs, 3.14, 3.16, and 3.17 of the World Bank’s “Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers” July 2016, revised November 2017 and August 2018[1] (“Procurement Regulations”) setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest. In addition, please refer to the following specific information on conflict of interest related to this assignment:

3.17 (d) Consultants (including their experts and other personnel, and sub-consultants), that have a close business or family relationship with a professional staff of the Borrower, or of the project implementing agency, or of a recipient of a part of the Bank’s financing, or any other party representing or acting on behalf of the Borrower, that is directly or indirectly involved in any part of:

i. the preparation of the TOR for the assignment;

ii. the selection process for the contract; or

iii. the supervision of the contract, may not be awarded a contract, unless the conflict stemming from this relationship has been resolved in a manner acceptable to the Bank throughout the selection process and the execution of the contract.


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

Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours: 09:00 to 14:00 hours.

Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the following two email addresses below by Thursday, June 9th, 2022.

Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Economy
Agriculture Modernization Project
Attn: Aleksandar Musalevski
Project Director
Str. Aminta Treti No. 2 1000 Skopje, N. Macedonia
Tel: (02) 3134 477
Fax: (02) 3230 429

E-mail1:  [email protected]   

E-mail2: [email protected]

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