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Request for Expression of Interest for 3 (Three) different positions

Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh

Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development and Cooperatives

Local Government Division (LGD)

Income Support Program for the Poorest (ISPP)-JAWTNO Project

Level 8, DPHE Bhaban

14 Shaheed Captain Mansur Ali Sarani

Kakrail, Dhaka 1000

 

Request for Expression of Interest for 3 (Three) different positions

 

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Ministry / Division

Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development and Cooperatives

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Agency

Local Government Division

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Name of Procuring Entity

Income Support Program for the Poorest (ISPP)-JAWTNO Project

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Title of Service

(i) Social Safety Net Specialist (ii) MIS Specialist (iii) Procurement Associate

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Procuring Entity District

Dhaka

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Expression of Interest for Selection of

Individual Consultant- Time based

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EOI Ref. No.

ISPP/PMU-228/Selection of 3 Posts/2020

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Date

3 December 2020

KEY INFORMATION

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Procurement Sub-Method

Selection of Individual Consultants (SIC)

FUNDING INFORMATION

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Budget and Source of funds

Development Budget – Aid grants/Credit

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Development Partner

IDA/World Bank

PARTICULAR INFORMATION

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Project/Program Code

224041200

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Project/Program Name

Income Support Program for the Poorest (ISPP)- JAWTNO Project

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EOI Closing Date and time

24 December, 2020 – 3:00 p.m.

INFORMATION FOR APPLICANT

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Brief Description of the Assignments

  • Social Safety Net Specialist: (Package No SI-7C)
  • Work closely with the Project Director and the Deputy Project Director /Focal Point in the design or update of operational procedures for the cash transfer program;
  • Review the quality of implementation to ensure consistency with program guidelines and World Bank requirements;
  • Work closely with field-level offices to ensure smooth implementation process including facilitation flow of information to and from the field;
  • Serve an advisory role for the delivery of CNCD services at the Union level and review performance of agencies’ contracted for this task;
  • Facilitate and coordinate tasks of other PMU personnel, including the Financial Management Specialists, Procurement Specialist and Training and IEC Specialist;
  • Support the overall program monitoring and evaluation process, including management of grievance redress system.
  • Coordinate with Bangladesh Post Office and Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) on operational issues as needed;
  • Prepare and submit regular Progress Reports to the Project Director, and
  • Any other tasks assigned by the Project Director.

 

 

  • MIS Specialist: (Package No SI-4B)

Ensure that—

  • MIS requirements are included in the design of the operational procedures for the cash transfer program;
  • Business requirements are fully captured and documented in the functional requirements;
  • Adequate training and capacity building of the personnel at the project office as well as in the field is carried out either internally or outsourced.
  • Proper documentation is done of the solution, strategy and actual implementation;
  • Support selection of Firm(s) and/ or personnel for development and implementation of the MIS system in keeping with the Project and World Bank standards.
  • Work with World Bank Consultants to review, analyze, validate and suggest changes, if required, to the technology solution suggested by the selected vendor;
  • Review and monitor the quality of development to ensure consistency with functional and project requirements as well as industry standards;
  • Facilitate smooth coordination between the various agencies and stakeholders for proper implementation of the Project.
  • Work closely with field-level offices and technology vendors to ensure availability of resources, devices and materials as and when required to;
  • Support the overall technology piece for the program advising on additional requirements, possible technology options and other matters related to the project implementation.
  • Participate in and help organize workshops, seminars and other such events as may be needed for completion of the tasks given above;
  • Prepare and submit regular Progress Reports to the Project Director, and
  • Any other tasks assigned by the Project Director.

 

  • Procurement Associate: (Package No SI-13)
  • Provide advice on procurement policies and procedures ensure consistency with World Bank’s Guidelines and Government’s Public Procurement Act and Public Procurement Rules (subject to time to time changes/amendments).
  • Prepare and update Procurement Plans and schedules on a periodic basis, including through World Bank STEP system; Prepare invitation for bids, request for expressions of interest (RFEOI), bidding documents, request fro proposals, terms of reference (TOR), evaluation reports, contracts, and all other procurement documentation.
  • Monitor procurement processes, identify slippages and take risk mitigation actions.
  • Prepare periodic reports required by LGD or IDA, and ensure proper follow up of necessary actions.

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Qualification, Experience, Resources & Delivery Capacity Required

  • Social Safety Net Specialist: (Package No SI-7C)
  • Master’s Degree in Social Sciences with at leasteight (8) years’ experience in social protection programs or related fields;
  • Previous experience in planning, design and implementation of M&E systems and demonstrated knowledge of M&E methods and approaches (including quantitative, qualitative and participatory);
  • Extensive knowledge of socio-economic structure of Bangladesh, human development, poverty reduction programs, etc.;
  • Experience of working in donor-funded projects and of working in partnership with local, International NGOs and donors is preferred.
  • Excellent networking skills;
  • Strong communication skills and proficiency in computer applications;
  • Report writing and oral presentation abilities;
  • Fluency in both spoken and written Bangla and English.

 

  • MIS Specialist: (Package No SI-4B)
  • Degree or Post graduate Diploma in Information Technology management;
  • Good working knowledge of Biometrics, smart cards and related technologies;
  • A minimum of 5-6 years’ experience of working on similar large scale projects involving smart cards, biometrics, MIS etc.;
  • Strong communication skills and proficiency in computer applications;
  • Report writing and oral presentation abilities;
  • Fluency in both spoken and written Bangla and English.

 

  • Procurement Associate: (Package No SI-13)

    Qualification

  • At least a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Commerce, Finance, Accounting, Arts, Law or Procurement etc.
  • Candidates having professional qualifications in procurement, purchase and/or supply chain management will be given preference.
  • Ability of typing both in Bangla and English.

 

  Experiences:

  • At least five (5) years’ work experience in procurement in government/semi-government institutions, or with international donors/agencies, implementing development projects; or having other responsibilities with a substantial procurement contents (i.e., preparation of bidding documents and requests for proposals (RFP); understanding of principles underlying procurement practices; analytical capability in indentifying and resolving procurement issues, etc.).

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Indicative starting and completion date (Duration of service)

15 January 2021 to 15 June 2022.

PROCURING ENTITY DETAILS

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Name of the Official Inviting EOI

Shaikh Md. Kabedul Islam

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Designation of the Official Inviting EOI

Project Director (Additional Secretary)

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Address of the Official Inviting  EOI

Level -8, DPHE Bhaban

14 Shaheed Captain Mansur Ali Sarani

Kakrail, Dhaka 1000

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Contact Details of the Official Inviting  EOI

Level  8, DPHE Bhaban

14 Shaheed Captain Mansur Ali Sarani

Kakrail, Dhaka 1000

Phone:88-02-55130514

E-mail: pd.ispp.lgd@gmail.com

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Two copies of Expression of Interest/ Application along with copies of Certificates of all academic/ professional qualifications, copies of experience certificates and a passport size photograph of the applicants in a sealed envelope shall be submitted to the office of the Project Director at the address given above within the closing date and time specified above. On the top of the sealed envelope the applicant is advised to invariably write the name of the post for which he has applied.  The Procuring Entity reserves the right to accept or reject any or all EOIs without assigning any cause or reason thereof.

 

 

(Shaikh Md. Kabedul Islam)

Project Director (Additional Secretary)

ID No: 4541 (Admin)