MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND IRRIGATIONS
REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (REOI)
Name of the Project: Somalia Food Systems Resilience Project (S-FSRP) Assignment Title: Jubbaland FSRP M&E Specialist
Project ID: P177816
Deadline Date: 20th Feb 2024
Ref No. SO-MOAI-379653-CS-INDV
The Somalia Food Systems Resilience Program (FSRP) is part of a regional initiative by the World Bank to provide a comprehensive framework for intervention at both the national and regional levels. This Multiphase Programmatic Approach (MPA) aims to tackle the underlying structural challenges of food insecurity and reduce beneficiaries’ vulnerability to unpredictable climate, crisis, and conflict events. It seeks to achieve this by rejuvenating Somalia’s agri-livestock research institutions, seed systems, and extension services and developing community institutions that can anchor adaptation of climate-smart agri-livestock practices, strengthening the availability of water and improved rangelands management for resilient agriculture and livestock production; support animal health services, enhancing the integration of the production systems to domestic and regional markets, with appropriate investments in food safety and value addition, and establishing an enabling policy and institutional framework at a sub-national, national and regional level capable of supporting food systems resilience for Somalia.
The Project Development Objective (PDO) for Somalia Food Systems Resilience Program (FSRP) will be ‘to increase preparedness against food insecurity and improve the resilience of food systems in targeted project areas of Somalia. Progress toward the PDO will be measured using five PDO indicators and intermediate indicators. All relevant indicators will be disaggregated by gender (men and women) and age (youth and adult). The five indicators.
The Jubbaland State of Somalia is establishing a core multi-sectoral Project Implementation Unit (PIU) supervised by the Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation. The role of the PIU is to support the management, coordination, implementation monitoring, and evaluation of project activities. The PIU will be staffed with the following positions: State Project Coordinator, Finance Management Specialist, Procurement Specialist, Safeguards Specialist, M&E Specialist, and other technical Agricultural and Livestock specialists.
(1) Objectives of the Assignment
Reporting to the State Project Coordinator, the State Evaluation Specialist (SMES) will oversee the overall Project Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning. This will include monitoring the physical and financial progress of the Project. In addition, the MES shall manage the Project’s overall Monitoring and Evaluation Framework to ensure that the Project is on track to meeting its development objectives, expected outputs and outcomes, and intended beneficiaries. The MES will collaborate closely with the Project Coordinator, the Financial Officer, Technical Specialists, and the World Bank Task Team.
Results-based M&E will follow a methodology for measuring and monitoring results, as well as for review. The baseline for measuring results under the project will be conducted within six months of appraisal; responsibility will rest with the PIU, complemented by close Bank support. A results framework and monitoring matrix to track inputs, outputs, and outcomes have been developed for the project with intermediate and critical performance indicators. Project implementation progress will be monitored continuously, and results and products will be reviewed during project supervision to evaluate progress using data compiled by the PIUs.
M&E will measure project performance according to results framework targets and provide monthly and quarterly activity reports, targeting the management of contractors and external stakeholders. Comprehensive six-monthly information will also be submitted to the World Bank. Baseline, mid-term, and annual beneficiary surveys to measure who and to what extent people benefit from the infrastructure and services as well as how it affects their lives in both social and economic terms, a mid-term survey and an end-line survey, and a final implementation completion report will be completed.
A Quality Enhancement Implementation Support Team will develop a web-based Management Information System (MIS) to enable accurate time loading of data and monitoring. These data must be updated to help management make informed decisions and know how the project is progressing on financial utilization and development objectives.
S/he will undertake all the other specific tasks detailed in the Terms of Reference (ToR) found at somalijobs.net, southwestjobs.so hiiraan.com can be provided upon application submission (in person or by email to the address below).
3. The proposed duration for the assignment is twelve (12) calendar months from the start date. 4. Selection Criteria
- ▪ Master’s Degree or equivalent in Project Management, Business Administration, Social Studies, or relevant field.
- ▪ Minimum of at least 5 years of experience with development projects, preferably in Somalia, of which at least 3 years should be on planning, monitoring, and evaluating development projects.
- ▪ Experience in monitoring and evaluation in a national agency is preferred.
- ▪ Practical Experience in Management Information Systems (MIS)
- ▪ Experience designing and implementing results management and monitoring and evaluation systems, data collection and analysis, and results reporting.
- ▪ Fluency in English.
- ▪ Good analytical and technical report-writing skills
- ▪ Excellent communication skills: speaking, writing, and listening.
- ▪ Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Office tools (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and the Internet.
- ▪ Experience with managing a database system and software is desired.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation at Jubbaland now invites eligible consultants (“Consultants”) to indicate their interest in providing the above-mentioned Services. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services and furnish the Curriculum Vitae (CV).
6. 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.
7. A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Individual Consultant method set out in the World Bank Procurement Regulations.
8. Interested Consultants may obtain further information (in person or by e-mail) at the address below during office hours from 8.00 a.m.– 4.00 p.m. Saturday to Thursday except for public holidays.
9. Deadline for submission: Expressions of interest should be delivered in writing to the address below (in person or by e-mail) marked with the subject title of the position by 20th Feb 2024
Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigations
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