SOMALI INTEGRATED STATISTICS AND ECONOMIC PLANNING CAPACITY BUILDING PROJECT (SISEPCBP)
REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (REOI)
Individual Selection of Consultant
Country: Federal Government of Somalia
Name of the Project: Somali Integrated Statistics and Economic Planning Capacity Building Project (SISEPCBP)
Consulting Service: NEC Communication Strategy Development (Fostering a national growth mindset)
Duty Station: National Economic Council, FGS, Mogadishu-Somalia
Deadline: 10 August 2022
Ref No. SO-MOPIED-299403-CS-INDV
- BACKGROUND OF THE PROJECT
The Federal Government of Somalia (FGS), through the Somali National Bureau of Statistics (SNBS), has received a grant from the International Development Association (IDA) to implement the Somali Integrated Statistics and Economic Capacity Building (SISEPCB) Project. The proposed project aims at strengthening the national statistics system, the national 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 access 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 Growth and Economic Transformation Strategy (GETS) envisions a model for sustainable economic growth that will eventually transform Somalia into a secure, stable, democratic middle-income country. And while the GETS vision provides a structured approach to achieve tangible results, it will be difficult to realize without the full commitment and participation of all parties concerned, namely, the government, the private sector, and the public – especially the country’s youth and women. As macroeconomic tools must be applied to instigate growth in economic indicators, communication tools must also be applied to address the social norms and factors that drive human behavior in Somali societies. Therefore, the strategic use of communication tools to engage communities to create positive behavioral and social change is central to the achievement of the GETS vision.
2) Responsibilities: This Consultant is to build a strategic communications framework to boost economic transformation in Somalia by utilizing the conceptual frameworks of Development Communications and “Growth Mindset Messaging” to allow both the policymakers and the public in Somalia to better engage with the GETS vision and its various components. In other words, this framework will demonstrate to leaders how they can influence, often at low cost, how people view and understand policies for economic growth in the country, foster their sense of ownership and illicit their active engagement. The Consultant will undertake all the specific tasks detailed out in the Terms of Reference (TOR).
3) 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:
- D. degree in Communication Development, Journalism, Media, or closely related fields.
- Demonstrated experience working with governments of developing countries including fragile and conflict-affected states, experience in Somali context is desirable.
- Minimum of eight (8) years professional experience in Communication Development, with proven skills to conduct research on communication framework
- Experience in working in communication strategy formulation with stakeholders such as private sector, international partners, and civil society groups.
- Immediate availability and throughout the duration of the contract Written and oral competence in Somali and English languages
The assignment final report and policy brief shall be submitted to the Executive Director of the National Economic Council of Somalia, especially the Economic Policy Analysis Unit which is the secretariat of the NEC.
- TIMING Duration of Assignment:
Thirty (30) working days of over 3 months period for the Strategic Communications Framework for Growth and Economic Transformation in Somalia.
The National Economic Council of Somalia 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).
- 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 method set out in the World Bank Procurement Regulations.
Interested Consultants may obtain 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 and CV must be delivered to the address below by hand, mail,
Courier or email on or before August 10, 2022 at 16:00 hours.
Attention; Project Implementation Unit
Somalia National Bureau of Statistics
Federal Government of Somalia