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10 Mar 2019

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (REOI) Individual Selection of Consultant

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Federal Republic of Somalia

Ministry of Energy and Water Resources

Date: 09 March, 2019


REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (REOI) Individual Selection of Consultant

COUNTRY: Federal Government of Somalia

PROJECT: Somali Electricity Access Project.

POSITION: Project Coordinator

TYPE OF CONTRACT: Individual Consultant.

LOCATION: Mogadishu, Somalia.

PUBLICATION DATE: March 10, 2019

DEADLINE: March 25, 2019



The Federal Government of Somalia (the Government) is currently implementing one World Bank – funded project in the energy sector. The Government has secured a grant from the World Bank to implement the Somali Electricity Access Project (SEAP). The project development objective is to expand access to electricity in targeted urban, peri-urban, and rural communities.

The Ministry of Energy and Water Resources (the Ministry) will establish a Project Implementation Unit (PIU) to carry out the day to day activities of project planning, coordination and implementation of the Somali Electricity Access Project (SEAP). The Ministry intends to engage a consultant to work as Projects Coordinator of World Bank – financed energy sector projects within the PIU.

SEAP consists of three components:

Component 1: Electrification of households and small businesses through standalone solar home systems

This component aims to reduce market barriers for the private sector to provide modern energy access through solar home systems. This component will also fund a range of market-building supply- and demand-side interventions in response to these challenges. The proposed intervention includes: Seed and result based grants, consumer awareness and quality assurance.

Component 2: Analytic work for enabling electrification through Solar Powered / Hybrid Mini-grids

This component will support the mini-grid sector in Somalia. this component is expected to include the following activities: (i) Detailed geospatial mapping, (ii) Review of property rights and land issues pertaining to energy infrastructure investment, (iii) Pre-feasibility studies for hybridization, (iv) Pre-feasibility studies for greenfield (new) sites identified in geospatial mapping, (v) Developing structuring options for the financing, operation, and ownership of new mini-grids; and (vi) Defining legal, institutional and financing arrangements for developing mini-grids.

Component 3: Technical Assistance, Capacity Building and Project Management

This component will support a range of activities to strengthen the capacity of the Ministry and overall energy sector management, power and access planning, and provides support for project management/implementation, including staffing of the PIU.


Working closely with the Ministry of Energy and Water Resources Project Implementation Team (PIT), the Coordinator will be responsible for overall management of the project activities, including financial and procurement management and making all the day-to-day administrative and budgetary decisions regarding project implementation; Prepare and follow through a phased program of action to ensure coordination of efforts in implementing the SEAP program for the government; Develop and strengthen collaboration with government focal points, the project steering committee (PSC), development partners and other stakeholders to facilitate their understanding and support to the SEAP project. S/he will undertake all the other specific tasks detailed in the Terms of Reference (TOR) that will be provided upon submission of application (in person or by E-mail) or can be downloaded from the ministry website (


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

  • Bachelor’s degree in Energy, Environment, Engineering, Project Management or relevant field
  • Master’s degree will be an added advantage
  • Track record of successful planning, coordination and/or management of projects with a focus on donor, government and/or private sector stakeholder’s engagement
  • Understanding of Somalia’s unique context
  • At least 5years experience in government organizations or private sector.
  • Knowledge and understanding of World Bank policies, government policies, regulations and practices
  • Fluency in oral and written Somali and English
  • Readiness to work in multi-cultural and fast – paced environment meeting tight deadlines
  • Reputable person with good ethical and moral character.

The PIU Coordinator will report to the Minister of Energy and Water Resources; he/she will perform under the overall guidance of the world bank task team leader for the SEAP program.


The PIU Coordinator shall be contracted for an initial one-year period.

The Ministry of Energy and Water Resources now invites eligible Individual Consultants to indicate their interest in providing the above-mentioned 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 Individual Consultant method set out in the World Bank Procurement Regulations.

Interested applicants may obtain further information including a detailed Terms of Reference from the Ministry in person or by e-mail to the address given below during office hours from 9.00 – 16:00 hours, Saturday to Thursday.

Deadline: Expressions of interest and CV must be sent to the below email address not later than 25th March 2019 at 16:00 hours. The Consultant shall make clear reference in the subject field specifying Ref No: SO-MOEWR-104104-CS-INDV.

Attention; Abdiwahid Ibrahim Ahmed

Director General

Ministry of Energy and Water Resources

Federal Government of Somalia

Mogadishu, Somalia.

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