REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
(CONSULTING SERVICES –
INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANT’S SELECTION)
ELECTRICITY RESTORATION AND MODERNIZATION PROJECT (GERMP)
Loan No./Credit No./ Grant No.: IDA- D6530
Assignment Title: Junior Water Engineer for the Project Implementation Unit (PIU).
Reference No.: GM-NAWEC-379215-CS-INDV
The Gambia Electricity Restoration and Modernization Project (GERMP) additional financing, in the amount of USD 43 million, was approved by the World Bank Board of Directors on 29 June 2020. This project, which expands the scope of the parent GERMP, aims to improve NAWEC’s operational performance for electricity, water and sewerage services and will fund important investments in water and sanitation infrastructure that can help address the water and sanitation crisis in NAWEC’s service area.
The GERMP Additional Financing will provide essential support to NAWEC to address some of these challenges. The project plans to strengthen the utility’s functioning through a service contract covering both electricity and water; the introduction of water drinking modules in the information management system (IMS); training; and strategic studies on sanitation. A separate component will strengthen NAWEC’s planning on non-revenue water reduction; install retail meters and district metered areas (DMAs); introduce energy efficiency measures; construct storage tanks; finance new boreholes and water connections; and improve water quality at selected water treatment facilities.
Moreover, considering the past coronavirus pandemic, the project has provided emergency support to NAWEC to purchase IT equipment for staff and handwashing and hygiene kits to the population; and implement hygiene campaigns. It has provided refilling of water plastic tanks by service providers to water stressed zones in the GBA It will also provide water supply to unconnected areas through borehole drilling and extension of water network, will also purchase needed water distribution spare parts and equipment to ensure continuity of service provision.
NAWEC is now recruiting a Junior Engineer to provide services in design review and supervision of works in the construction of storage tanks, boreholes, water and power transmission lines and related civil works in both the Greater Banjul Areas and Provinces. He/she may also be assigned to participate in specific tasks in sewerage activities as instructed by the Water Consultant and Project Coordinator.
- SCOPE OF WORK
The Junior Water Engineer’s overall responsibility will be providing technical expertise during project implementation and inputs to ensure timely and efficient implementation of the projects under the guidance of the Water Consultant. Activities to be performed include but are not limited to the following:
- Participating in the review of the designs prepared by the Contractors and the Owner’s Engineer, technical specifications, drawings, schedules, all technical documents, and works’ documents, including various reports and invoices.
- Take part in Factory acceptance Tests of materials (FAT & SAT), control of the works’ compliance with Employer’s Requirements, and all other necessary supervision activities, to ensure that construction of the transmission networks for both water and electricity is implemented on time, efficiently, safely, and with high technical quality.
- Representing the PIU on-site during implementation of works and reporting accordingly to the Water Consultant of the PIU.
- Contribute to the elaboration of Annual Work Plans and Budgets of the Projects.
- He/she will report to the Water Consultant.
- Other activities in water and sewerage services, as instructed by the Water Consultant and the Project Coordinator.
The overall objective of the assignment is to improve the water supply system in Banjul, Brikama, Gunjur, Bwiam, Mansakonko, Farafenni and Kerewan by providing a reliable supply of clean drinking water to these communities through the drilling of new boreholes, constructing electrical networks to power the boreholes, laying raw water transmission lines, rehabilitation/construction of elevated water tanks and improving the water treatment process.
- QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
- (i) Minimum bachelor’s degree in electrical and electronic engineering, water engineering, mechanical engineering, or related fields.
- (ii) Minimum 5 years of relevant experience meant as being involved in water and electricity transmission and distribution works including borehole drilling.
- (iii) Demonstrated knowledge and experience of the water and sewerage sector in Gambia.
- (iv) Demonstrated knowledge in power distribution grid extension/reinforcement projects in urban or rural areas will be an added advantage.
- (v) Fluent in English with excellent written and spoken skills.
- (vi) Ability to work in a multidisciplinary team and ability to do multitasking.
- (vii) Experienced computer user, including excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office suite.
- DUTY STATION
- (i) The Engineer will be required to reside most of the time around the project sites. Her/his time is estimated at 50% in the provinces and 50% in the GBA or as instructed by the Water Consultant or Project Coordinator.
- FACILITIES TO BE PROVIDED BY THE ENGINEER
- (i) Mobile phone and communication (Telephone, own internet outside office hours)
- (ii) In City Personal Transportation.
- (iii) The Engineer will be responsible for arranging and paying for his accommodation and meals at his/her designated duty station.
- FACILITIES TO BE PROVIDED BY THE PIU
- The following facilities will be provided by the client to the engineer free of charge.
- (i) Office Space: Office space with desk shall be provided in the client’s office or as it may be agreed.
- (ii) Laptop, Office facilities: printing facilities, photocopying, copying paper, writing materials etc.
- (iii) Documents: All the documents and available data and information concerning the Project.
- (iv) Internet facilities within the office.
- (v) Business transport within the city such as meetings, workshops etc.
- (vi) Support for all site visits required for supervision and monitoring.
- DURATION OF CONTRACT
- (i) One year period contract renewable after satisfactory evaluation by the Project Coordinator.
- APPLICATION PROCESS
Interested candidates should submit their application as follows:
- A recent CV documenting professional and academic experiences and qualifications relevant to the position.
- A letter indicating why the candidate considers himself/herself suitable for the required position.
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 July 2018 and November 2020 (“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. Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours from 08:00 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 15th November 2023.
Attention: Mrs. Haddy Njie – Project Coordinator
Address: National Water & Electricity Company Limited,
Project Implementation Unit
Emporium III Building, Fajara
114 Kairaba Avenue
Floor/ Room number: Conference Room, 1st Floor
Country: The Gambia
Telephone: +220 3664125 / 3182113/ 7009342