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

ID No: P171160

Loan/Credit No: IDA-D6660

Consulting Service: Labour Economist

Individual/Firm: Individual

Duty Station: Mogadishu

Deadline: July 10, 2023

Ref No:  SO-MOPIED-363772-CS-INDV

  1. Background and objective:

The Somalia National Bureau of Statistics (SNBS), 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 overall responsibilities of the Labour Economist are to provide economic analysis for the National Economic Council to feed the federal government of Somalia with sound economic policies, economic transformations, and apt recommendations. Additionally, the task requires conducting a combination of independent research in line with the Council’s main work streams and programs, extended field research, diagnostic analysis of labour market trends and public service pay and grading trends and living standard assessment in Somalia. Moreover, proposing solutions that will give civil servants adequate incentives to improve their performance and enable efficient and effective management of the public sector’s wage bill in accordance with national strategies. Together with the analysis of the creation of the compensation and grading structure, extensive fieldwork to evaluate jobs in the delivery of public service. He/she will carry out all tasks in strict compliance with the rules set forth by the NEC management.

  1. Responsibilities: The overarching responsibility of the Labor Economist is to conduct research, support the National Economic Council work streams and programs, and provide assistance to the National Economic Advisors of the Council in advisory and economic policy formulation. 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:
  • Master’s degree in economics, or a relevant field. A Ph.D. in Economics or demography is preferred.
  • Minimum of 7 years’ experience in the areas of minimum wage analysis and conducting minimum wage surveys used in compensation.
  • Working experience in fragile and conflict-affected countries with similar development characteristics.
  • The use of standard statistical tools and programs such as STATA/R/SAS/E-views will be desirable.
  • Knowledge and understanding of fieldwork data collection and data management is required.
  • Ability to produce and interpret complex texts, presentations, charts, and graphs required for the preparation of analytical reports,
  1. Reporting: The NEC Labour Economist Consultant will report to the Executive Director of the National Economic Council.

5.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 Labour Economist Consultant” as subject line.

Attention; Project Implementation Unit


Somalia National Bureau of Statistics

Federal Government of Somalia

Afgoi Road

Mogadishu, Somalia

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