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6484 6446 Ministry Internal Affairs SET 28Dec 2021-7Jan-14 Jan 022

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GOVERNMENT OF TONGA

MINISTRY OF INTERNAL AFFAIRS

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
(INDIVIDUAL CONSULTING SERVICES)

Grant No: IDA-D3660
Assignments and Reference No.:

  • Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist (National), TO-MIA-2644461-CS-INDV
  • EMIS Advisor (Short-term), TO-MIA-264165-CS-INDV
  • SET Project Officer-Ha’apai, TO-MIA-264166-CS-INDV

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 the SET Project. It is anticipated that these positions will commence as soon as possible for period ending September 2023. They will be working closely with relevant division at both MIA and MET to complete the assignments. The detailed Terms of Reference (TOR) for each assignment can be obtained by clicking here. Alternatively, you can visit our website at www.settonga.to and click on ‘Notices’ under the Procurement section.

The Ministry of Internal Affairs via the SET Project now invites eligible individual (“Consultants”) to indicate their interest in providing the Services by submitting: (a) cover letter indicating which assignment you are interested in, (b) resume to demonstrate that you meet the minimum requirements, and (c) statement of requirements/ criteria. The criteria for selecting the Consultants are provided in detail on each TOR but not limited to:

  1. Academic Background and Relevant Experience
  2. General Competencies
  3. Essential Specialized Skills / Knowledge / Competency

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. 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 [state assignment title]” by 14 January 2022.

Attention

SET Project Procurement

Email:

procurement [at] set-tonga [dot] to

Address:

Level 2, Molisi Building, Salote Rd, Nuku'alofa, Tonga