REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (REOI)-Federal Member States Liaison/Economist


Name of the Project: Somali Integrated Statistics and Economic Planning Capacity Building Project (SISEPCBP)

ID No: P171160

Loan/Credit No: IDA-D6660

Consulting Service: Federal Member States Liaison/Economist

Individual/Firm: Individual

Duty Station: Mogadishu

Deadline: July 10, 2023

Ref No:  SO-MOPIED-363771-CS-INDV

  1. Background and objective:


The Somalia National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), through the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS), is implementing the Somali Integrated Statistics and Economic Capacity Building (SISEPCB) Project funded by the World Bank  The Project aims at strengthening the country’s national statistics system, the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) system, and improving programming and analytical capacity of the government’s macroeconomics and fiscal programming agencies to enable them to regularly assess, analyze and improve their public policies and programs performance and results. More specifically, the project aims at: (1) Strengthening the national statistics system; (2) Strengthening monitoring and evaluation capacity; and (3) Building economic policy analysis and economic planning capacity.

The National Economic Council (NEC) of Somalia is mandated to support the articulation of the country’s economic and social transformation strategy and formulate effective policies for the future direction of the nation’s economic recovery and inclusive economic growth.

NEC plans to fully engage with the FMS’s in economic and financial policy formulations in order to create synergies in producing quality research products and coordination of economic policy studies. Therefore, NEC is looking for an experienced Economist who can partake in coordination and liaison at the FMS level and assist in research outputs and products.

The purpose of the “FMS Liaison Economist” is to provide technical support related to national economic agenda development and formulating sound economic policies coordinated and consulted across the board and ensure that each FMS’s contributes to the economic development agenda, participates in policy discussions and conferences in the development of medium and long-term high-value and objective economic studies based extensive consultations and dialogue in building a national consensus that reflects the collective efforts of the country.

  1. Responsibilities: The overarching responsibility of the liaison is to coordinate research and support the NEC in policy formulation at the Federal Member State level. The consultant is expected to contribute to overall policy design, undertake research, and help aggregate stakeholder views to inform the development of the economic program. He/she will also play a critical role in day-to-day coordination, undertaking analytical work, reporting, and management of NEC activities at the state level. She/he will undertake all the other specific tasks detailed in the Terms of Reference (TOR) here.pdf

The National Economic Council of Somalia now invites eligible individual consultants to indicate their interest in providing the requested Services. Interested Individual Consultants must submit their Curriculum Vitae (CV) and cover letter indicating that they are qualified to perform the services.

  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:
  • A minimum of a master’s degree in economics or development, public policy or closely related fields. Ph.D. preferred.
  • 7 years of relevant professional experience, including research and teaching.
  • Proven track record in policy or economics research.
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills – knowledge of statistical and econometric techniques and economic analysis.
  • Good leadership abilities, strong interpersonal skills, and a demonstrated history of teamwork.
  • An excellent record of professional integrity, including confidentiality around data, effective communication, and any other relevant professional capacities
  1. Reporting: The NEC Federal Member States Liaison/Economist Consultant will report to the Executive Director of the National Economic Council.
  2. Duration of Assignment: The assignment shall run for 12 months’ renewable upon satisfactory performance


  1. Submission requirements:

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 August 2018, and November 2020 (“Procurement Regulations”), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest. 

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

The NEC 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). Further information at the address provided below during office hours from 9:00am to 4:00pm Mogadishu time (Excluding public holidays).

Deadline: Expressions of interest (EOI) should be delivered by email or in-person in a written form in three (3) hard copies (if not by e-mail) to the address below by 10th July 2023 at 16:00 Hours (Mogadishu Time) and should be marked “Expressions of interest for the NEC Federal Member States Liaison/EconomistConsultant” as subject line.

Attention; Project Implementation Unit


Somalia National Bureau of Statistics

Federal Government of Somalia

Afgoi Road

Mogadishu, Somalia

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