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5700 MEIDECC EOI Consultant 16-30 Oct 2020



Senior Accountant (PREP Tonga/CON36)


Ministry of Meteorology, Energy, Information, Disaster Management, Environment, Climate Change and Communications (MEIDECC)

Pacific Resilience Program (PREP) Tonga

Credit No: 5689 TO/Grant No.: D078 TO

Assignment Title:  Senior Accountant, Resilience Financing & Disaster Risk Finance Unit (RFU)

Reference No.: PREPTONGA/ CON36

The Government of Tonga has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Pacific Resilience Program (PREP) and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services for the post of Senior Accountant.

The Consultant service (“the Services”) is to serve as the focal point and facilitate the relevant fiduciary requirements for multilateral finance institutions to ensure that the Government can access financing for climate and disaster resilience priorities. Provide technical advice and support to stakeholders to facilitate the development of ‘bankable projects’ that can secure financing assistance from multilateral sources. Facilitate regular monitoring and reporting in relation to the priorities financed by multilateral sources ensuring compliance with reporting requirements and greater transparency and accountability for the funds utilised.

This is a full time position and will be based at the Resilience Financing & Disaster Risk Finance Unit (RFU), Ministry of Finance. The position holder will provide regular updates to the PREP PMU under MEIDECC. He/she will provide input to the PREP Project Manager with regards to 6 monthly reports on Component 3 work program and provide input to the World Bank missions as needed by the Project Management Unit (PMU) at MEIDECC.  

The Ministry of Meteorology, Energy, Information, Disaster Management, Environment, Climate Change and Communications (MEIDECC) now invites eligible Individual Consultants (“Consultants”) to indicate their interest in providing their Services. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services.

The Shortlisting criteria includes the following:

  1. A Master’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Commerce or relevant field with up to 1 year experience in a similar role, Or
  2. Consideration will be given to candidates who hold a Bachelors degree in one of the above fields, with 2 years relevant work experience, Or
  3. Relevant Diploma with 4 years in a similar role or 10 years relevant work experience,
  4. Desirable: Having Professional training certifications or accreditations in relevant field would be an added advantage.

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 Investment Project Financing Borrowers” July 2016 revised November 2017 (“Procurement Regulations”), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest. 

A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Selection of Individual Consultant method set out in the Procurement Regulations.

Further information on terms of reference can be obtained by sending an email to: Lilika Fifita, PREP PMU at: preptonga [at] gmail [dot] com - Project Management Unit, MEIDECC.

Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person or by e-mail) by 30 October 2020. Tel: (676) 23-160 or 28-170 E-mail: paulm [at] mic [dot] gov [dot] to and copy to PMU: preptonga [at] gmail [dot] com;

Attention: Paula Ma’u
The Chief Executive Officer
Ministry of Meteorology, Energy, Information, Disaster Management, Environment, Climate Change and Communications (MEIDECC)
P. O. Box 1380
1st Floor OG Sanft Building