REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (SELECTION OF INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANTS) Project Manager
Country: Republic of Tajikistan
Project Name: Joint IsDB/ISFD-GPE-OFID Project for Support to Implementation of the National Education Development Strategy of the Republic of Tajikistan (Phase-II)
INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANT SERVICES: Project Manager
Mode of Financing: IsDB Loan and Installment Sale
Financing No: TJK1043
The Republic of Tajikistan has applied for financing from the Islamic Development Bank toward the cost of the Joint IsDB/ISFD-GPE-OFID Project for Support to Implementation of the National Education Development Strategy of the Republic of Tajikistan (Phase-II), and intends to apply part of the proceeds of this financing to eligible payments under the contract of consultant services of an Individual Consultant for which this Expression of Interest is issued.
The Project objectives is to improve the learning environment and facilitate system strengthening for sustainable implementation of an inclusive, competency-based education system to improve student learning outcomes in Tajikistan. The Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Tajikistan is the Executing Agency of the project. The project implementation period is 5 (five) years.
The services include day-to-day management of the project, ensuring timely implementation of all project activities in compliance with the legal agreements, IsDB procurement and financial management regulations, Project Operational Manual, including design and implementation schedule and the Environmental and Social Commitment Plan (ESCP), close collaboration with dedicated Task Force of the Executing Agency and other project implementing partners. The estimated level of efforts is 60 (sixty) months. The expected start date of assignment is February 2024.
The detailed Terms of Reference (ToR) for the assignment can be found at the following link:
The Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Tajikistan now invites eligible consultant (“Individual Consultants”) to indicate their interest in providing the services. Interested Consultants must provide specific information which demonstrates that they are fully qualified to perform the services.
The shortlist will be drawn up following the evaluation of CVs and useful information in response to this notice of expression of interest including references. Potential candidates will be required to provide information on their general qualifications as an individual consultant, their mission-relevant experience, their experience in the sector as well as their language ability.
A consultant will be selected in accordance with the selection method applicable to Individual Consultants as defined in the IsDB Guidelines for the Procurement of Consultant Services under IsDB Project Financing (April 2019 edition, revised February 2023)
Minimum Qualification Requirements
- Master’s degree or equivalent in the field of management, public administration, economics, education or related field;
- At least 8 years of experience in managing a work of multitasked professional teams, preferably in education sector;
- At least 5 years of experience in managing donor funded projects, especially in the education sector is an advantage;
- Good knowledge and experience in education system of Tajikistan;
- Good knowledge of project cycle, procurement and financial management;
- Ability to think strategically and translate ideas into plans and actions;
- Strong verbal communication and report writing skills;
- Strong staff management and activity coordination skills;
- Excellent written and oral communication skills in Tajik and Russian. Knowledge of English will be an advantage;
- Computer literate: Windows XP, Excel, Word, and ability to learn new systems quickly.
The attention of interested Individual Consultants are invited to read Clauses 1. 23 and 1.24 of the IsDB Guidelines for the Procurement of Consultant Services under IsDB Project Financing, April 2019 edition, revised February 2023 (the "Procurement Guidelines") setting forth the IsDB's policy on conflicts of interest.
Interested individual consultants may obtain further information at the address below during office hours, i.e. 08:00 to 17:00 (local time).
Expressions of interest must be delivered in written form accompanied by the CV and any other document (in person or by e-mail) to the address below no later than February 16, 2024.
Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Tajikistan
Attention: Marketing, Property and Procurement Unit
13a Nisormuhammad street
734024, Dushanbe, Republic of Tajikistan
Tel: + (992 37) 221-43-60, 227-45-02
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