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5092 MIA Consulting Services 8 - 15 Oct 2019

Ministry of Internal Affairs


Individual Consulting Services


Skills and Employment for Tongans Project (SET

Grant No.: IDA-D3660 

Reference No. and Assignment Title: 

TO-MET-124241-CS-INDV, TVET Program Improvement Support Officer - QIG

TO-MET-124247-CS-INDV, TVET Governance Support Officer - Compliance 

TO-MET-124251-CS-INDV, EMIS Support Officer

The Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) & Ministry of Education and Training (MET) have received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Skills and Employment for Tongans Project (SET) and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services. 

The consulting services (“the Services”) include managing of various responsibilities under Component 2 of the SET Project. It is anticipated that these positions will commence as soon as possible for initial 2 years duration. The position will be fulltime and based in Tongatapu and work within the Ministry of Education and Training (MET). 

The detailed Terms of Reference (TOR) for the above-named assignments can be obtained from the following link

The Ministry of Internal Affairs via the SET Project now invites eligible individual (“Consultants”) to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants should provide information (CV) demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services and list of 3 referees with contact details. The criteria for selecting the Consultants are but not limited to: 

  • A relevant degree in project management, public administration, TVET education or equivalent; 
  • Demonstrated experience of at least 3 years in program management in the public or private sector. 
  • Good judgement – ability to distinguish systemic issues from aberrations in a project implementation 
  • Capacity to meet tight deadlines for report writing and delivering a work program 
  • Willingness to undertake regular field visits and interact with a range of stakeholders 
  • Experience in data processing and demonstrated capacity in working with common computer software such as Microsoft Word and Excel 
  • Demonstrated capacity to write clear reports in English and Tongan 

The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to Section III, paragraphs, 3.14, 3.16, and 3.17 of the World Bank’s “Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers” July 2016 (“Procurement Regulations”), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest. In addition, please refer to the following specific information on conflict of interest related to this assignment as per paragraph 3.17 of the Procurement Regulations. 

A firm is eligible to nominate an individual and, under such situation, only the experience and qualifications of the nominated individual shall be used in the selection process, and that (their) corporate experience shall not be taken into account. The firm, if proposing an individual, must specify whether the contract would be signed with the firm or the proposed individual. 

A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Selection of Individual Consultants (INDV) method set out in the Procurement Regulations. In alignment with the Eligibility clause of the World Bank Procurement Regulations, please note that all government officials and civil servants (permanent staff) under the Tongan Government are not eligible to apply. 

Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours, 8:30am to 4:30pm. 

Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form with attachments of no more than 3MG, to the email address provided below. Your application should be clearly marked as “Expression of Interest for [please enter position title]” by Thursday 17th October 2019.


Manase Vaoahi 


setprocurement [at] outlook [dot] com 


Social Protection and Disability Division – MIA, SET Project Office, Level 2, Tungi Colonade, Nuku’alofa, Tonga 


+676 6852211