Government of Lesotho
LESOTHO COMPETITIVENESS And Financial Inclusion project
REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
CONSULTING SERVICES – INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANT (IC) SELECTION
Country : Lesotho
Project Name : Competitiveness and Financial Inclusion
Credit No. : 7169-LS
Assignment Title : Procurement Manager
Reference No. : CAFI-WB-0050
The Government of Lesotho has received a loan from the International Development Association (IDA) of the World Bank to implement the Lesotho Competitiveness and Financial Inclusion (CAFI) Project and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services.
One of the key Individual Consulting Services positions within the Project Management Unit (PMU) is that of the Procurement Manager.
The Consulting Services to be provided by the Procurement Manager include, timely implementation of the procurement activities in accordance with the provisions and standards set out in the World Bank Procurement Regulations as stipulated in the Financing Agreement as well as the Government of Lesotho Procurement Regulations.
The complete Terms of Reference (TOR) for the assignment can be obtained at the address given below.
The Ministry of Trade, Industry, Business Development and Tourism through the PMU, now invites eligible Individual Candidates to indicate their interest in providing the above-mentioned Services. Interested Candidates should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services. The selection criteria include: a minimum of Bachelorâ€™s degree or equivalent in one of the following fields: Business Administration, Law, Engineering, Procurement, and Economics or related fields. At least seven (7) yearsâ€™ experience in procurement for projects financed by the World Bank or any multilateral agency. A Professional Procurement Certification (CIPS) or equivalent will be an added advantage. Demonstrable knowledge and hands on experience in the use of World Bank Systematic Tracking of Exchanges in Procurement (STEP). Considerable knowledge of procurement methods and procedures; working knowledge of sources of supplies and price trends.
Interested candidates are required to submit their Curriculum Vitae (CV) together with educational certificates and Expression of Interest (EOI) to the address below.
The attention of interested Candidates is drawn to Section III, paragraphs, 3.14, 3.16, and 3.17 of the World Bankâ€™s â€œProcurement Regulations for IPF Borrowersâ€ November 2020 (â€œProcurement Regulationsâ€), setting forth the World Bankâ€™s policy on conflict of interest.
A Candidate will be selected in accordance with the Individual Consultant Selection method set out in Procurement Regulations.
Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours [08h00 to 16h30 local time].
Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form, in sealed envelopes labelled “ Procurement Manager” to the address below in person or by e-mail by Friday, 10th November 2023 at 16h30. E-mail submissions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org with a copy to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org as a single attachment.
The Project Manager
Lesotho Competitiveness and Financial Inclusion Project
1st Floor â€˜Matanki House
P.O. Box 747,
Tel.: (+266) 22 315 100
NB: Only shortlisted Individual Candidates will be contacted.