REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
(CONSULTING SERVICES –
INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANT’S SELECTION)
ELECTRICITY RESTORATION AND MODERNIZATION PROJECT
Grant No.: GRANT NUMBER D309-GM
Assignment Title: Recruitment of Gender Focal Person
Reference No. GM-NAWEC-179856-CS-INDV
The GERMP additional financing, with the amount of USD 43 million, is currently under preparation and is approved by the World Bank Board of Executive Directors on June 29th 2020. This project, which expands the scope of the parent GERMP, aims to improve the operational performance of the National Water and Electricity Company (NAWEC), which provides electricity and water services throughout most of the country.
Despite the commitment of the Government of The Gambia towards gender equality women still make up the majority of the poor and extremely poor and are faced with many disparities including in access to education, healthcare, and salaried employment. In addition, women have limited access to resources such as land and financing and their rate of participation in the labor force is only 37.8 percent as compared to 53.2 for men.
The objective of this consultancy is to provide technical support to the Gambia Electricity Restoration and Modernization Project (GERMP) with regards to the commitments made under the project to close gender gaps related (i.e. women’s employment and skills development and build on the ongoing activities). Entry points in relation to which the consultant is expected to support are components 2 and 3 under the project. This includes:
- Scaling up training to women to provide enhanced technical skills development to enable their employment in the energy and water sector
- Scaling up the recruitment of female staff in electricity restoration and modernization activities and as frontline service providers within the renewable energy sector for installation and maintenance of solar equipment
- Continuing to collect sex-disaggregated data to monitor progress and assess the impact of the gender-targeted interventions and enable iterations if needed for an impactful implementation.
- Overseeing risk monitoring to ensure that risks and interventions are identified to prevent, mitigate, and respond to cases of Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SEA) and Sexual Harassment (SH) in the project activities.
The detailed Terms of Reference (TOR) for the assignment can be obtained from NAWEC’s Website: www.nawec.gm.
NAWEC now invites eligible individual consultants (“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. Consultant’s Letter of Expression of Interest, CV, and the financial proposal shall be submitted to the address below.
The successful candidate is expected to have the following qualifications and experience:
- An advanced degree and a minimum of 10 years of direct and relevant experience
- Relevant experience in developing a Gender Engagement Plan (GEP) in projects and with various institutions in the public sector
- Knowledge and ability to conduct Training workshops, Seminars and consultations of relevant gender issues to project staff and other project stakeholders (including PAPs)
- Knowledge and familiarity of gender in the energy, water, and infrastructure sectors
- Experience working directly with project teams and interacting with governments on gender, social issues and energy-related issues at the policy and institutional level
- Experience with on dealing with institutional, labor, and social issues related to Gender-Based Violence, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Exploitation and Abuse is preferred
- Knowledge on survivor-centred Approach of handling and processing of GBV victims, particularly victims of SEA and SH.
- Previous relevant working and/or research experience in The Gambia
- Demonstrated ability for writing technical and analytical content in English
- Ability to work virtually and attend meetings in offices as required
- Availability to travel frequently into rural areas for consultations as needed
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 and 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 Consultant Selection method set out in the Procurement Regulations.
The initial assignment is one-year time-based contract, which can be extended upon an agreement between the Consultant and NAWEC.
Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours from 09:00 to 16:00.
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 close of business September 16th, 2020.
Attn: Haddy Njie – Project Coordinator
National Water and Electricity Company Ltd, NAWEC
53 Mamadi Maniyang Highway/Kanifing, Serrekunda
P.O Box: 609, Banjul, The Gambia
Telephone: (+220) 437 62 33
Facsimile Number: (+220) 437 59 90