REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (CONSULTING SERVICES – INDIVIDUAL SELECTION)
NAME OF PROJECT: THE DIGITAL MALAWI PROGRAM PHASE I: DIGITAL FOUNDATIONS PROJECT
CREDIT No. 60500MW
ASSIGNMENT TITLE: PROVISION OF CONSULTANCY SERVICES AS ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL SAFEGUARDS OFFICER (ESSO) TO THE PROJECT
REFERENCE No. MW-PPPC-133964-CS-INDV
The Government of Malawi has got a credit from the World Bank towards the cost of the implementation of a new ICT Project ‘Digital Malawi Program Phase I: Digital foundations Project’: and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services of a an Environmental and Social Safeguard Officer (ESSO).
Some of project activities may require tree cutting for aerial installation or trenching for underground installation of cable. In some cases, small pieces of land may be required to install towers, plant repeater stations and other telecom network equipment.
Considering the potential impacts of the project, and with due regard to World Bank and Malawi Government environmental management and social safeguards policies, the proposed project will likely need some environmental management and social safeguards personnel. The environmental and social impacts in the project affected area& will be assessed and will be taken on board during the preparation of the Environmental and Social Management Plan(s) and Resettlement Action Plan(s) or Environmental and Social Impact Assessment(s).
The Government intends to use part of the Credit proceeds to engage an Environmental and Social Safeguards Officer (ESSO) to assist the Public Private Partnership Commission manage the environmental and social management function in the Digital Malawi Project
Position: Environmental and Social Safeguards Officer (ESSO)
The objectives of the consultancy assignment are
To provide environmental and social management support to the Public Private Partnership Commission throughout the project cycle of the Digital Malawi Project. The support, amongst other things, cover public and stakeholder consultations throughout the project cycle;
Preparation of a PPPC Digital Malawi Project Brief; providing input to the draft environmental and social management plans (ESMP) or alternatively the environmental and social impact assessments (ESIA) which will be prepared by the project implementers;
Provide input to the preparation of the Construction Environmental Management Plans (CEMP);
Providing input to the Resettlement Action Plans proposed by project implementers;
Monitoring compliance of the implementers to the mitigation measures and management procedures set out in the ESIA or ESMP, CEMP, RAP;
Preparing close out reports for environmental and social management activities, et cetera
Qualification and Selection Criteria
The Public Private Partnership Commission (PPPC) now invites eligible individuals (“Consultants”) to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services. The shortlisting criteria are
University degree in a relevant field (e.g. environment civil engineering; natural science; etc, with demonstrated interest and experience in environmental management and environmental sustainability). Those with a Master’s degree in any Environmental Management related field will have an added advantage;
Demonstrable project management capability and experience at various levels of environmental management activities;
Demonstrable experience in providing environmental and social management support to large scale development partner funded infrastructure projects; (for example, haw at least 5 years of relevant experience of working with donor funded projects i.e. World Bank, covering the above areas.)
Demonstrable experience in preparation and management of Environmental and Social Impact Assessments, Environmental Management Plans, Environmental Monitoring Plans, Resettlement Action Plans, Construction Environmental Management Plans and other environmental and social management documentation;
The consultant shall be knowledgeable about the local legal environment especially environmental law, land law, commercial law, public private partnerships, telecommunications law and procurement law and should haw excellent writing and communications skills in English language.
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 Revised November 2017 and August 2018 (“Procurement Regulations”), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest.
A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Individual (INDV) selection method set out in the Procurement Regulations.
Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours, that is, 0800 to 4:30 hours. Detailed Terms of Reference (TORs) are available on the PPPC website www.pppc.mw/procurement . The TORs can also be sent to interested consultants by e-mail upon request from the e-mail address indicated below.
How to apply
Application Format and Submission Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, or by mail, or by fax, or by e-mail) by 2:00pm local time on Tuesday 3rd December, 2019.