Request for Bids - Goods

(One-Envelope Bidding Process)


Country: Somaliland

Name of Project: Domestic Revenue Mobilization and Public Financial

Contract Title: SLFMIS IT and Disaster Recovery Center Equipment

Grant No.: P151492 Loan No._ TFA038

RFB Reference No.: SO-MOF-SL-99884-GO-RFB


Date of Issue: 23rd August 2019

  1. The Government of Somaliland – Ministry of Finance Development has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the [DRMPFMCSP in 10 Million, and intends to apply part of the proceeds toward payments under the contract[1] for [SLFMIS IT and Disaster Recovery Center Equipment]. 
  1. The Ministry of Finance Development – DRMPFMCSP Coordination Office now invites sealed Bids from eligible Bidders for SLFMIS IT Equipment and Disaster Recovery Center Equipment which is Servers, firewalls and other IT Equipment related to operationalization of DRC Centre as you see in the Bid Data Sheet for Specification and delivered to Hargeisa in SLFMIS Disaster Recovery Center Opposite to Hargeisa Group Hospital within two Months after Signed Contract.
  1. Bidding will be conducted through National Competitive Procurement using a Request for Bids (RFB) as specified in the World Bank’s “Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers” July 1st, 2016 (“Procurement Regulations”) and is open to all eligible Bidders as defined in the Procurement Regulations.
  1. Interested eligible Bidders may obtain further information from the Government of Somaliland, Ministry of Finance Development, DRMPFMCSP Coordination Office and inspect the revised bidding document during the office hours (12:00PM – 4:00 pm) at the address given below: 

                      DRMPFMCSP Coordination Office

                     DRMPFMCSP Coordinator: Hassan Farah Mohamed

                     Opposite of Ministry of Higher Education and Science

                     Sha’ab Area, 26 June District

                    Hargeisa, Somaliland.

                    Email: Vacancies@somalilandpfm.org

                    Tel: +252 63475005 

  1. The revised bidding document in English can be obtained by interested Bidders upon the submission of a written application to the address below.
  2. Bids must be delivered to the address below on or before 17th September 2019 (extended submission date). Electronic Bidding will not be permitted. Late Bids will be rejected. Bids will be publicly opened in the presence of the Bidders’ designated representatives and anyone who chooses to attend at the address above on 17th September 2019 4:00 pm (as extended).
  3. All Bids must be accompanied by a “Bid-Securing Declaration,”
Download the Standard Procurement Document

  1. The address referred to above is:

Ministry of Finance Development, DRMPFMCSP Coordination Office

Hassan Farah Mohamed

DRMPFMCSP Coordinator

Opposite of Ministry of Higher Education and Science

Sha’ab Area, 26 June District

Hargeisa Somaliland.

To: vacancies@somalilandpfm.org

Cc: hassan@somalilandpfm.org

Cc: amira@somalilandpfm.org

www.somalilandpfm.org

 Government of Somaliland (GoSL)

Domestic Revenue Mobilization and Public Financial Management Capacity Strengthening Project

(P151492)

(CONSULTING SERVICES – INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANTS)

SAI Organizational Capacity Development Specialist

Terms of Reference (TOR)

Term of Reference of SAI Organizational Capacity Development Specialist


 

Post/Title SAI Organizational Capacity Development Specialist
Duty Station Hargeisa, Somaliland
Institution Office of the Auditor General
Duration of Assignment 6 - 12 Month
Started Date Immediate

 

  1. BACKGROUND
  • About Somaliland 
  1. Since declaring independence in 1991, Somaliland has – against many odds – established democracy and embarked upon an ambitious development agenda. Despite lacking international recognition, Somaliland has managed to build a considerable degree of resilience to a number of internal and external stresses and increasingly pursue development objectives. under the leadership of President Mohamed Haji Ibrahim Egal, whose administration extended between 1993-2002, Somaliland underwent a bottom-up, open and inclusive state-building process, which included demobilization and the establishment of a hybrid form of governance combining modern institutions with religious authorities, civil society, the private sector and diaspora organizations, which have guaranteed higher levels of peace, security and institutional development. It shares borderline with Djibouti, Ethiopia, Somalia and the Gulf of Aden. The capital of Somaliland is Hargeisa.
  1. Somaliland’s political landscape has undergone significant change. The 2010 presidential election, which was generally regarded as having been free and fair, triggered a number of political alterations. In addition, On 13 November 2017, Somaliland held its third presidential election whose electoral procedures were observed by an international election observation mission. The international observers applaud the overall successful electoral process. The current president (at that time 13 Nov 2017), Ahmed Mohamed Mohamoud, had not sought re-election, clearing the way for one of three candidates to assume his post. On 13 November 2017 was elected the current president Muse Bihi Abdi.
  2. The Government of Somaliland has received Additional Financing from the World Bank towards the implementation of the Domestic Revenue Mobilization (DRM) and Public Financial Management (PFM) Capacity Strengthening Project. The overall project development objective (PDO) is to ‘strengthen systems of domestic revenue mobilization, expenditure control and accountability in Somaliland.
  1. Consistent with its National Development Plan II, the Government of Somaliland (GoSL) is in the process of reviewing its revenue laws, regulations, and procedures and undertaking reforms and modernization efforts to ensure enhanced efficiency and optimal productivity. As part of its continuous improvement drive, the GoSL requires the services of a technical adviser in SAI Organizational Capacity Development Specialist.
  1. The GoSL, therefore, wishes to use part of the funds allocated under the Domestic Revenue Mobilization (DRM) and Public Financial Management (PFM) Capacity Strengthening Project to pay for the services requested in this Terms of Reference.

 

  • About PFM

Government of Somaliland recognized a need for a PFM reform strategy to utilize public funds towards meeting the NDP goals, and ultimately those of Vision 2030. Therefore, in 2013, the MoF formulated a five year Somaliland Public Financial Management (PFM) Reform Strategy (2013-2017), to improve the government’s capacity and systems to utilize public funds, towards meeting the NDP goals and those of Vision 2030.

The Somaliland-led PFM Reform Strategy and Action Plan identifies the priorities for reform, provides a structured and sequenced framework to carry out specific reform activities, guide the mobilization of resources, and improve coordination as well as the sustainability of the reforms aimed at strengthening PFM systems. The vision is to “achieve the highest possible efficiency, transparency, and accountability in the allocation, management and use of public finances to meet the GoSL’s development and economic growth priorities”.

The broad objectives of PFM are to achieve overall fiscal discipline in the allocation of resources to priority needs and efficient and effective delivery of public services. A solid and strong PFM system is a tool to minimize fiscal waste and support the effective and efficient use of taxpayers’ money. Strengthening core fiscal systems has been a long-standing priority of the World Bank and other international development partners. GoSL has therefore received funding from the World Bank to strengthen its public financial management capacity.

The World Bank through the Multi-Partner Fund PFM Capacity Strengthening Project has committed to complementing the GoSL in its PFM reform agenda. The project development objective is to establish and strengthen institutional capacity for the management of public funds in the central finance agencies and targeted sectors. The PFM Capacity Strengthening Project comprises of the following four components:

 

Component 1: Strengthening Tax Policy and Inland Revenue Administration System;

Component 2: Strengthening Capacity for PFM Control and Accountability;

Component 3: Rapid Response Facility;

Component 4: PFM reform Oversight, Coordination, and Management;

 

  • About strengthening the integrity pillar Component 2

This component is to implement by the Office of Auditor General and will fund goods, consultancy services, training, workshops and dissemination events and vehicles to facilitate staff movement to undertake audit work.

The objective of this component is to strengthen key integrity pillars to hold government accountable for the use of public funds.

 

  • Foundations for Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs)

Even though the Supreme Audit Institution (SAI) is part of the state as a whole, it should have the financial, functional and organizational independence laid down in the Constitution in order for it to accomplish its statutory mandates.

In the exercise of his/her duties; the Auditor-General must be impartial and must exercise the power and perform the functions of office without fear, favor or prejudice in accordance with the International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI), International Standards of Supreme Audit Institutions (ISSAI) and its Code of Ethics for Auditor in the Public Sector. The SAI’s audit objective of legality, regularity, economy, efficiency and effectiveness of financial management in the public sector will be achieved by the Auditor General reporting directly to House of Representatives and Having responsibility for providing general leadership  for the public sector auditing cadre and ensure strategic human resource management with continuous professional development for all staff to meet ISSAI requirements  to have the qualifications and moral integrity required to completely carry out their tasks.

SAIs should have direct access to the required human, logistics, tools and monitory resources without controls by Executive - the Lima declaration sections 5 and 7, Mexico declaration SAI Independence principal 8. Therefore, this component will support the implementation of appropriate audit law to provide for the legal and organizational independence of the magistrate of accounts and transform them to function in accordance with the core principle on SAI independence: Lima Declaration of Guidelines on Auditing Precepts adopted in October 1977. The chief aim of the Lima Declaration of Guidelines on Auditing perceptions adopted in October 1977 is to call for independence government auditing by a SAI. The Bank supported Somaliland through the LICUS Trust Fund in 2011 to prepare an Audit Bill and Draft manual that comply with ISSAIs as supplemented by the necessary ISAs. There is the national Audit Act passed by the parliament and endorsed by the president along with other PFM laws. This component supports the implementation of this Audit act 76/2016.

 

  • About Auditor General

The Office of the Auditor General was re-established in 1993 after Somaliland declared its independence from Somalia in 1991. The OAG is led by an Auditor general, deputy auditor general; and four Departments including the Central government department, Local government department, Parastatals department, Planning & Statistics department, and Admin & Finance department.

The Audit Act 76/2016 requires that the Auditor General reports to the House of Representative and is the external auditor of every public body, and has the responsibility and authority to perform financial, compliance, and performance audits. In the conduct of his examinations, the Auditor General shall ascertain whether:

  • Accounting records have been faithfully and properly maintained;
  • Rules, procedures, and internal controls are sufficient to secure effective control of the assessment, collection, and proper allocation of revenues;
  • All money expended and charged to an appropriation account has been applied to the purpose or purposes for which House of Representatives intended and with due regard to ensuring effective internal control; and
  • Internal controls, rules, and procedures established and applied are sufficient to safeguard the control of stores and other public assets.

In accordance with Article 114 of the 2001 Constitution of the Republic of Somaliland, the appointment of the Auditor General shall be proposed by the President and shall be approved by the House of Representatives.

 

  1. Scope of the Services

A suitably qualified consultant is required to perform the assignment of Somaliland OAG Capacity building. The consultant will implement the following activities:

 Responsibilities/ Activities to be performed

  • Review office of the Auditor General organizational structure and its function against the best practice of INTO-SAI and AFROSAI –E and make Appropriate recommendation
  • Review Auditor general strategic plan and align with National Development Plan
  • Develop plans for Conducting SAI-PMF-assessment and ICBF-assessment;
  • Conducting the Supreme Audit Institution – Performance Management Framework (SAI-PMF) assessment and provide appropriate recommendation
  • Conducting the SAI Institutional Capacity Building Framework (ICBF) assessment and formulate a recommendation to close any Gap identified during assessment
  • Developing Operational Manuals such as Finance Management manual, HRM manuals, Procurement manuals, quality Control, and assurance manuals
  • Developing Operational training Manuals and material for OAG Staff
  • Conduct training & workshops including validation workshops on developed Manuals
  • Conduct Specific capacity needs and priorities at the organizational and individual levels in relation to
  • Assist OAG to partake intra-regional/sub-regional peer learning events;
  • Assist OAG for Accreditation on the application of International Standards of Supreme Audit Institutions (ISSA) to the Office of Auditor General by giving them on job trainings.
  • Undertake any other function directly related to the efficient execution of the capacity Strengthening as directed by the Auditor General.
  • Assist OAG for Developing a standard filing and archiving system.

Key Deliverable

  • Development of operational Manuals (Finance, operation, procurement, HRM & IT)
  • Revision of OAG Organizational structure (Organogram) in line with INTOSAI/AFROSAI_E and Provide recommend on it.
  • Specific capacity needs and priorities at the organizational and individual levels Conducted
  • Development of Training manual and materials
  • Conducting the SAI Institutional Capacity Building Framework (ICBF) & Performance Management Framework (SAI-PMF) assessment and formulating of recommendation to close any gap identified during assessment
  • Facilitation of Intra- region / regional SAI learning event
  • Improvement OAG operations in the areas of FM, HRM, Planning
  • An effective and strong internal control system
  • Assist accreditation on the application of ISSAI
  • An inception report within two weeks of commencing the assignment, for approval of the Auditor General.
  • Duly endorsed Monthly Progress Reports to the clients

Working Relationships:

The Consultant will be based at the OAG, performing his/her duty in accordance with TOR and Contract. The work of this expert will be supervised by AG and to whom he delegates it. The expert will be working with Counterpart staff from OAG to ensure knowledge transfer and sustainability.

Qualifications

  1. Level of Education:

CIMA, ACCA, CIPFA, ACA, CPA, MBA (Public Finance) or similar internationally recognized professional accounting and Management qualification.

  1. Experience:

At least 10 years of experience in the progressive role of organizational capacity building and internal control improvement

Experience in SAI Capacity building is essential

Experience in development of SAI administrative/operational manuals

Proficiency in training on how to operationalize developed manuals

Professions on how to perform ICBF and SAI- PFM assessment

  1. General Skills / Other Requirements:
  2. Area of Technical Expertise

Finance, Accounting, Business Management with focus on Accounting and Audit; or in the field of Public administration with a focus on public auditing.

       1.Competencies:

Willingness to work in a potential hardship environment, to reach out to new colleagues and build strong and effective teams;

Patience and flexibility;

Enthusiasm for gaining from new experiences, ability to think creatively about means of sharing knowledge and skills with colleagues and partners.

       2. Skills and Experience:

Post-qualification experience in institutional capacity building

Experience in coordinating institutional capacity development and training with senior government level;

Demonstrated project management or coordination skills; good organizational and interpersonal skills;

Proficiency in Computer and applications.

        3. Reporting and other Deliverables

The consultant will report to the Auditor General of the State and will provide monthly and quarterly reports to DRM&PFM CSP Project Coordinator.

 

         4. Duration OF THE ASSIGNMENT

The assignment is expected to take 6 months with the possibility of extension, depending on the performance evaluation of the TA.

         5.  Location of the Assignment

The duty station in Hargeisa, Somaliland, the Auditor General Office shall provide the technical Assistant with a suitable office space and internet services.

         6.  Facilities to be Provided

The Auditor General Office will provide the Consultant with office facilities, internet connectivity, essential utilities, office services, stationery and office supplies and use of a computer, printer, scanner and photocopying etc. In addition, Auditor General will make available to the consultant copies of all the documents the Consultant may need to discharge his functions; and will assist the Consultant in liaising with all agencies of government and sector ministries under the project and with other agencies of government on matters related to the project.

The project will also provide transport to the Consultant as required for their official duties.

          7.  Reporting

  1. The Consultant will work closely with government officials in the various agencies of government who have the responsibility for public financial management processes. For the duration of the assignments, the Auditor General of the State Office will provide required office space and facilitate the stakeholder consultation and active participation process. The consultant will report to the Auditor General of the State and will also attend Technical Steering Committee meetings.

           8. Procedures Applicable for Selection/Methodology

  1. The Individual Consultant will be hired on the basis of the World Bank’s Guidelines for Selection and Employment of Consultants (January 2011). The contracted consultant will take a position at the Ministry of Finance.
  2. A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Individual Selection method set out in the Consultant Guidelines.
  • Applications letters must be delivered in a written form to the address below or by e-mail by or in a written form in three (3) hard copies. Application letters received later than specified date shall not be considered. Electronic applications must be copied to all shown email addresses and must clearly specify the name of the assignment being applied for.

Government of Somaliland (GoSL)

Domestic Revenue Mobilization and Public Financial Management Capacity Strengthening Project

(P151492)

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

(CONSULTING SERVICES – FIRMS SELECTION)


 

Country: Republic of Somaliland

Name of the Project: Domestic Revenue Mobilization and Public Financial Management Capacity Strengthening Project (DRM&PFM CSP Project)

Assignment Title: Needs Assessment for the Development of an Integrated Tax Automation System and Transitioning to a Cashless Tax Payment System

Project ID: P151492, TF#: TF-A0389

Publication Date:  July 10, 2019,

Deadline    Date:   July 24, 2019

Ref No.  SO-MOF-SL-111321-CS-CQS

 

The Government of Somaliland (GoSL) has received Additional Financing from the World Bank towards the implementation of the Domestic Revenue Mobilization (DRM) and Public Financial Management (PFM) Capacity Strengthening Project. The overall project development objective (PDO) is to ‘strengthen systems of domestic revenue mobilization, expenditure control and accountability in Somaliland. The GoSL therefore wishes to use part of the funds allocated under the Domestic Revenue Mobilization (DRM) and Public Financial Management (PFM) Capacity Strengthening Project to pay for the services requested in this Terms of Reference.

As part of its continuous improvement drive, the GoSL requires the services of a firm to conduct needs quality assurance for the implementation of SLFMIS.

The objective of this assignment is delivering actionable outputs for three activities. (a) needs assessment for development and implementation of an integrated revenue automation system / integrated tax administration system (ITAS) one each for customs, and inland revenue; (b) operationalizing an e-payment system for revenue collection based on the existing money transfer system in Somaliland; and (c) Upgrading the taxpayer registration base and taxpayer identification number (TIN).

The proposed duration for the assignment is 100 (One hundred) working day from the starting date.

The detailed Terms of Reference (ToR) for the assignment can be found at the following website:  www.somalilandpfm.org or can be provided upon submission of application in person or by e-mail. The e-mail address is provided below.

The Ministry of Finance now invites eligible consulting firms (“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 (brochures, description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions, availability of appropriate skills among staff, etc.). The shortlisting criteria are as follows:

 

  1. The core business of the firm and years in business.
  2. Specific experience in successfully implementing similar assignments (in developing ICT systems of tax administration or 10 years’ experience in developing public financial management information systems (FMIS)
  3. Experience of relevant services in an environment similar to that of Somaliland (Demonstrate experience in undertaking similar assignments in the context of the public-sector setting internationally or in the region with a similar environment as in Somaliland).
  4. Technical and managerial organization of the firm (provide only the structure of the organization, general qualification, and number of key staff). Do not provide CVs of key staff. Key experts will not be evaluated at the shortlisting stage.

 

Attention of interested Consultants is drawn to section III, para 3.14,3.16 & 3.17 of the World Bank’s Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers: Procurement in Investment Projects Financing Goods, Works, Non -Consulting and Consulting Services, July 2016, revised November 2017 and August 2018 (“Procurement Regulations”), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest.

Consultants may associate with other firms to enhance their qualification but should indicate clearly whether the association is in the form of a joint venture and/or a sub-consultancy. In the case of a joint venture, all the partners in the joint venture shall be jointly and severally liable for the entire contract, if selected.

A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Consultant Qualification Selection (CQS) method set out in the Procurement Regulations.

 

Interested Consultant may obtain further information (in person or by e-mail) at the address below during office hours from 8.00 a.m.– 4.00 p.m. Saturday to Thursday except on public holidays.

Expressions of interest should be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, or by mail, or by e-mail) by July 24, 2019 at 4.00 p.m. local Time.


Domestic Revenue Mobilization and Public Financial Management Reform Coordination Unit,

Ministry of Finance, Hargeisa, Somaliland

Republic of Somaliland, Opposite of Ministry of Higher Education and Science

Attention: DRM&PFM Project Coordinator

Email: vacancies@somalilandpfm.org with a to amira@somalilandpfm.org and hassan@somalilandpfm.org

REPUBLIC OF SOMALILAND

MINISTRY OF FINANCE

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (REOI)


 

Country: Republic of Somaliland

Name of the Project: Domestic Revenue Mobilization and Public Financial Capacity Strengthening Project

Project ID:  P151492, TF#: TF-A0389

Assignment Title: SAI Organizational Capacity Development Specialist

Reference: SO-MOF-SL-101833-CS-INDV

Place of Assignment: Hargeisa, Somaliland

Deadline: 22th July 2019, at 4:00 PM (Hargeisa Time)

 

  1. Background

The Government of Somaliland has received Additional Financing from the World Bank towards the implementation of the Domestic Revenue Mobilization (DRM) and Public Financial Management (PFM) Capacity Strengthening Project. The overall project development objective (PDO) is to ‘strengthen systems of domestic revenue mobilization, expenditure control and accountability in Somaliland.

The GoSL therefore wishes to use part of the funds allocated under the Domestic Revenue Mobilization (DRM) and Public Financial Management (PFM) Capacity Strengthening Project to pay for the services requested in this Terms of Reference.

  1. Scope of Work and Responsibilities 

SAI Organizational Capacity Development Specialist will be responsible for the following: (a) Review office of the Auditor General organizational structure and its function against best practice of INTO-SAI and AFROSAI –E and make Appropriate recommendation (b) Review Auditor general strategic plan and align with National Development Plan (c) Develop plans for: Conducting SAI-PMF-assessment and ICBF-assessment; (d) Conducting the Supreme Audit Institution – Performance Management Framework (SAI-PMF) assessment and provide appropriate recommendation (e) Conducting the SAI Institutional Capacity Building Framework (ICBF) assessment and formulate recommendation to close any Gap identified during assessment (f) Developing Operational Manuals such as Finance Management manual, HRM manuals, Procurement manuals, quality Control and assurance manuals (g) Developing Operational training Manuals and material for OAG Staff (h) Conduct training & workshops including validation workshops on developed Manuals  (i) Conduct Specific capacity needs and priorities at the organizational and individual levels in relation to (j) he/she will perform other services detailed in the TOR.

  1. Selection Criteria

Selection shall be based on qualification and experience of the candidate and followed by an interview. The minimum qualification, experience and skills should include:

Qualifications and Knowledge

  1. CIMA, ACCA, CIPFA, ACA, CPA, MBA (Public Finance) or similar internationally recognized professional accounting and Management qualification.

Experience

  1. At least 10 years of experience in progressive role of organizational capacity building and internal control improvement
  2. Experience in SAI Capacity building is essential
  • Experience in development of SAI administrative/operational manuals
  1. Proficiency on training on how to operationalize developed manuals
  2. Professions on how to perform ICBF and SAI- PFM assessment

 

  1. Duration of the Assignment

The duration for the assignment is 6-12 months, renewable based on satisfactory performance.

  1. The Ministry of Finance now invites eligible Individual Consultants to indicate their interest in providing these services. Interested Individual Consultants must submit their Curriculum Vitae (CV) and cover letter indicating that they are qualified to perform the services. The detailed TOR will be forwarded to the applicant upon submission of application in person or by e-mail to the address below.
  2. The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraphs 3.14, 3.16 and 3.17 of the World Bank’s Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers: Procurement in Investment Financing Goods, Works, Non-Consulting and Consulting Services dated July 2016 and revised in November 2017 and August 2018, (“Procurement Regulations”), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest.
  3. A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Individual Consultants Selection method set out in the World Bank’s Procurement Regulations.
  4. Mode of submission of Applications and deadline:

The detailed Terms of Reference (ToR) for the assignment can be found at the following website:  www.somalilandpfm.org or can be provided upon submission of application in person or by e-mail. The e-mail address is provided below from 8:30 to 3.30pm Hargeisa time (Excluding public holidays).

Expressions of interest (EOI) and CV must be delivered (in person or by e-mail) in a written form in three (3) hard copies (if not by e-mail) to the address below by 22th July 2019 at 4:00 pm (Hargeisa Time) – marked clearly as – SAI Organizational Capacity Development Specialist.


Domestic Revenue Mobilization and Public Financial Management Reform Coordination Unit,

Ministry of Finance, Hargeisa, Somaliland

Republic of Somaliland, Opposite of Ministry of Higher Education and Science

Email: vacancies@somalilandpfm.org, and to amira@somalilandpfm.org, hassan@somalilandpfm.org cc: hanti.dhawrka@gmail.com.

Government of Somaliland

Ministry of Finance Development

TERMS OF REFERENCE

DOMESTIC RESOURCE MOBILIZATION AUTOMATION SYSTEMS


 

       I.            Background

 

The Government of Somaliland has received Additional Financing from the World Bank towards the implementation of the Domestic Revenue Mobilization (DRM) and Public Financial Management (PFM) Capacity Strengthening Project. The overall project development objective (PDO) is to ‘strengthen systems of domestic revenue mobilization, expenditure control and accountability in Somaliland.

 

Consistent with its National Development Plan II, the Government of Somaliland (GoSL) is in the process of reviewing its revenue laws, regulations and procedures and undertaking reforms and modernization efforts to ensure enhanced efficiency and optimal productivity. As part of its continuous improvement drive, the GoSL requires the services of a firm to conduct needs assessment for the development of an integrated tax automation system and transitioning to a cashless tax payment system.

 

The GoSL therefore wishes to use part of the funds allocated under the Domestic Revenue Mobilization (DRM) and Public Financial Management (PFM) Capacity Strengthening Project to pay for the services requested in this Terms of Reference.

 

II.                        Objective of the Assignment

The objective of this assignment is delivering actionable outputs for three activities:

  1. needs assessment for development and implementation of an integrated revenue automation system / integrated tax administration system (ITAS) one each for customs, and inland revenue;
  2. operationalizing an e-payment system for revenue collection based on the existing money transfer system in Somaliland; and
  • Upgrading the taxpayer registration base and taxpayer identification number (TIN).

 

III.                        Scope of the Assignment

The scope of the work is summarized below, and includes:

  1. Need assessment for a ‘fit for purpose’ ITAS one each for customs, and inland revenue: This will include: independent need assessment for development and implementation of a new ITAS vis a vis the adequacy (or otherwise) of upgrading the existing Tax Automation System (TAS) in view of the current and anticipated needs of GoSL in the foreseeable future. Such an assessment is expected in two phases, including to:

Phase 1:

  1. Undertake a whole system performance assessment (Hargeisa and regions) of the existing system, including tax automation application, network, security and infrastructure as well as database analyses to determine the appropriateness and adequacy of the design and scalability by upgrading the existing system vis a vis development and implementation of a new ‘fit for purpose’ ITAS;
  2. Develop a realistic costing / financing plan for both options (upgrading existing system vis a vis new ITAS) including: (i) support to existing system or new ITAS for the GoSL, fully interfaced with SLFMIS; (ii) procuring necessary ICT equipment and infrastructure following review of existing hardware and identifying any gaps and shortcomings that may exist; (iii)  training and skill development of the staff; (iv) change management strategy to facilitate adoption of the system by the staff and taxpayers; and (v) Information and Communication Technology (ICT) strategy.
  3. Conduct cost benefit analysis (including financing costs) of: (a) upgrading the existing system vis a vis new ITAS;
  4. Make recommendations on which option best suits the Somaliland context; and
  5. Present the options to the Government to make a formal decision on the preferred option.

Phase 2

Based on the Government’s formal decision on the preferred option:

  1. Prepare, and provide user requirement specifications;
  2. Costing / financing including: (a) support to deploy a fit-for-purpose system fully interfaced with SFMIS; (b) procuring necessary ICT equipment and infrastructure; (c)  training and skill development of the staff; (d) change management strategy to facilitate adoption of the system by the staff and taxpayers; and (e) ICT strategy with short (1 year), medium (2-3 years), and long term (4-5 years) phasing;
  3. Develop implementation plan, in active consultation and engagement of the all government key stakeholders. The Plan is expected to include: action; current status; timeline; responsibility; priority (1, 2, 3); and do-ability (in RD control; RD can influence; neither in RD control nor can influence); sequencing implementation in Hargeisa and the regions;
  4. Draft procurement documents following the World Bank Group standard documents; and
  5. Develop the ICT function organizational structure with job specifications for the Revenue Department (RD) to manage the ITAS.

 

  1. E-Payment system: the existing e-payment system in Somaliland, which is based on mobile money transfers, facilitates Business to Business (B2B) and Business to Consumer (B2C) transactions. However the missing link are e-payments for Business to Government (B2G) and Consumer to Government (C2G). The Consultant will be required to link the available mobile money system and ensure availability of B2G and C2G transaction. Such an assessment for operationalizing the B2G and C2G is expected in two phases, including to:  

Phase 1:

  1. Assess the system for revenue collection (for both customs and inland revenue), and salary payment to civil servant, particularly in the regions including:
    1. Assessment of the existing e-Payment platforms, particularly the mobile - money transfer system in Somaliland in terms of their reliability, security, robustness and adequacy to facilitate payment of taxes by the various tax payer categories as well as salary transfers;
    2. Recommend possible improvements to these e-Payment platforms to meet the B2G and C2G needs of the GoSL; and
    3. Make recommendations with clear actions for the Government to engage with the mobile money transfer system provider. 

Phase 2

Based on the Government’s formal decision:

  1. Suggest ways in which this e-Payment platform could be interfaced/integrated, currently with the SLFMIS, and in future with the ITAS;
  2. Identify the policy and regulatory actions by the Ministry of Finance, potentially the Central Bank and other key stakeholders to help operationalize the e-payment system;
  3. Coordinate and facilitate the relevant public sector entities develop a shared understanding with the private sector service provider on the e-payment platform;
  4. Coordinate and follow up for timely actions required at both ends to formalize and subsequently operationalize the e-payment service; and
  5. Test the system and help identify and remove system glitches.

 

 

  1. Taxpayer registration base and taxpayer identification number: This activity is already under implementation, led by the Director Inland Revenue Department (finalizing the TIN structure and refining of the legacy data) with the support by the SLFMIS consultant (on the taxpayer registry design and database structure). However, there are coordination, communication, and facilitation gaps, resulting is little progress, if at all, to take the activity forward. Filling such gaps is expected to help to coordinate and manage, with the lead by the Director Inland Revenue. Such support will aim, to help make happen the: (i) finalization of the TIN structure by the Director Inland Revenue; (ii) development by the SLFMIS consultant; (iii) testing of the new TIN issuance by the SLFMIS; and (iv) improving and refining the existing TIN.

 

IV.                        Methodology

The firm should explore participatory and consultative approach in conducting the Assessment and recommending (as well as operationalizing) solutions. The assignment will involve the following: stakeholders meeting, document reviews, system walkthroughs, inspection visits, synthesis, documentation, presentation and report writing.

    V.                     Key Deliverables and accountabilities

 

Sr# Deliverable Accountability
1. Deliverable 1 (10 percent of contract): An inception report that should include a work plan, a detailed methodology, report format and timeline.
2. Deliverable 2 (50 percent of contract): Two draft ITAS needs assessment reports (one each for customs, and inland revenue) along with respective presentations. The reports are expected to describe activities undertaken, observations, findings, recommendations, and implementation plan.

Such Reports and Presentations are expected to have been preceded by submission / presentation to the key stakeholders (Revenue Department and the Ministry of Finance), and incorporating the client comments into the draft Report / Presentation.  More specifically, these deliverables are expected to include, the following, at the least:

Needs assessment for development and implementation of ITAS, including:

i.      User requirement specifications;

ii.       Costing /  financing including: (a) support to deploy a fit-for-purpose system fully interfaced with SFMIS; (b) procuring necessary ICT equipment and infrastructure; (c)  training and skill development of the staff; (d) change management strategy to facilitate adoption of the system by the staff and taxpayers; and (e) ICT strategy with short (1 year), medium (2-3 years), and long term (4-5 years) phasing;

iii.      Implementation plan including: actions; current status; timeline; responsibility; priority (1, 2, 3); do-ability (in RD control; RD can influence; neither in RD control nor can influence); and sequencing implementation in Hargeisa and the regions.; and

iv.      Draft procurement documents following the World Bank Group standard documents;

v.      Organization of the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) function, in the Revenue Department, Ministry of Finance to manage the function including the ITAS. This will include: the organizational structure; job specifications; staffing schedule etc. for the Revenue Department, Ministry of Finance;

vi.      Policy, legal, and regulatory reforms necessary to operationalize the ITAS: This includes: (a) identification of bottlenecks in existing policy, legal and regulatory environments for the adoption and operationalization of the ITAS activities; and (b) propose actionable recommendations and solutions to de-bottleneck as an implementation

vii.      Business process review and recommendations for reforms going forward; and

viii.      Tax payer education and facilitation review and recommendation for reforms going forward to help promote voluntary compliance.

3. Deliverable 3 (25 percent of contract): Draft e-Payment report along with presentation. The report is expected to describe activities undertaken, observations, findings, recommendations, and implementation plan. Such Report and Presentation is expected to have been preceded by submission / presentation to the key stakeholders (Revenue Department and the Ministry of Finance), and incorporating the client comments into the draft Report / Presentation.

More specifically, these deliverables are expected to include, the following, at the least:

i.      Operationalized e-Payment system based on the existing mobile - money transfer system in Somaliland tested with:

a.       at least 200 tax revenue payments;

b.      at least 200 civil servants salary payment transfer, in each region of Somaliland

ii.      Documentation (manual) of the: e-Payment system (both tax receipt and salary payments);

iii.      Interfaced/integration with Somaliland IFMIS (SLFMIS); and

iv.      Transition plan for linking into the ITAS, once operational in future;

v.      Policy, legal, and regulatory reforms necessary to operationalize the e-Payment: This includes: (a) identification of bottlenecks in existing policy, legal and regulatory environments for the adoption and operationalization of the e-Payment activities; and (b) propose actionable recommendations and solutions to de-bottleneck as an implementation plan;

vi.      Business process review and recommendations for reforms going forward; and

vii.      Tax payer education and facilitation review and recommendation for reforms going forward to help promote voluntary compliance.

 
4. Deliverable 4 (5 percent of contract): Draft e-Payment report along with presentation. The report is expected to describe activities undertaken, observations, findings, recommendations, and implementation plan.

Such Report and Presentation is expected to have been preceded by submission / presentation to the key stakeholders (Revenue Department and the Ministry of Finance), and incorporating the client comments into the draft Report / Presentation.

More specifically, these deliverables are expected to include, the following, at the least:

i.      1000 TINs generated by SLFMIS, based on the refined taxpayer registration database, following the WBG technical advisory;

ii.      Updated registration database and TINs for all legacy TINs issued;

iii.      Documentation (manual) of the: taxpayer registry; interfaced/integration with SLFMIS;

iv.      Transition plan for linkage with the ITAS, once operational in future,

v.      Business process review and recommendations for reforms going forward; and

vi.      Tax payer education and facilitation review and recommendation for reforms going forward to help promote voluntary compliance.

5. Deliverable 5 (10 percent of contract): Final Assessment Reports, and Presentation, that should have incorporated all final comments and feedback from the GoSL for:

i.            ITAS needs assessment;

ii.            Operationalizing e-Payment system; and

iii.            Upgraded Taxpayer Registration and TINs

 

 VI.                Timeframe & Deliverables

 

The estimated timeframe for this assignment is 100 working days from the day of commencement as indicated in the below table:

# Key Task Timelines Responsible
1 Inception Assessments and Presentations 3 weeks or as agreed by GoSL with the firm at the inception stage Consultant
2 Needs assessment - ITAS

 

12 weeks or as agreed by GoSL with the firm at the inception stage Consultant
3 Operationalizing e-Payment system 12 weeks or as agreed by GoSL with the firm at the inception stage Consultant
4 Upgrading the taxpayer registration base and taxpayer identification number (TIN).

 

12 weeks or as agreed by GoSL with the firm at the inception stage  
5 Final deliverables 2 Weeks or as agreed by GoSL with the firm at the inception stage Consultant
  Total 17 Weeks or as agreed with the firm at the inception stage  

VII.            Qualification Requirements

  • The firm should have at least 10 years’ experience in undertaking ICT needs assessment and preparing user specifications of public sector institutions - (20 percent weightage).
  • The firm should have at 5 years’ experience in developing ICT systems of tax administration or 10 years’ experience in developing public financial management information systems (FMIS) - (10 percent weightage).
  • The firm should have at 5 years’ experience in implementing ICT systems of tax administration or 10 years’ experience in implementing public financial management information systems (FMIS) - (10 percent weightage).
  • The firm with previous international work experience in developing countries and particularly fragile conflict and violence (FCV) countries is a plus (5 percent weightage)
  • The firm with previous work experience in Somaliland is a plus (5 percent weightage)
  • The firm with existing office set-up in Somaliland is a plus (10 percent weightage)
  • The firm must propose at least four consultants with the following minimum qualifications (40 percent weightage).

Tax/ITAS Expert

  • Advanced University degree in Taxation, Economics, Public Policy, social sciences or related discipline;
  • A minimum of five (5) years’ experience in tax administration;
  • At least 5 years of experience working in organizational development, capacity building in the specified area;
  • Experience with the implementation/use of an integrated tax administration system;
  • Experience in mobile or e-payment systems is advantageous;
  • Excellent writing and communication skills in English;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate and work well with diverse cultures.

Information Systems Specialist

  • Advanced University degree in Computer Science, Information System, Information Technology, Data Science or related discipline;
  • Minimum of ten (10) years’ experience in implementing integrated information systems;
  • Experience in implementing Integrated Tax Administration System;
  • Experience in the development and/or assessment of ePayment systems and mobile applications;
  • At least 2-year experience in mobile or e-payment systems;
  • Excellent writing and communication skills in English;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate and work well with diverse cultures.

Business Process Expert

  • Advanced University degree in Business Administration, Management, Computer Sciences or related discipline;
  • A minimum of five (5) years’ experience in business process review and re-engineering, preferably tax administration or at the public financial management agencies;
  • At least 5 years of experience working in organizational development, capacity building in the specified area;
  • Experience with the implementation/use of an integrated tax administration system;
  • Experience in mobile or e-payment systems is advantageous;
  • Excellent writing and communication skills in English;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate and work well with diverse cultures.

Institutional Development - Human Resource and Training Expert

  • Advanced University degree in Human Resource Management, Business Administration, Management, Organizational Design and Management, or related discipline;
  • A minimum of five (5) years’ experience in institutional or human resources management preferably in tax administration or at least public financial management agencies;
  • At least 5 years of experience working in organizational development, capacity building in the specified area;
  • Experience with the implementation/use of an integrated tax administration system;
  • Excellent writing and communication skills in English;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate and work well with diverse cultures.

VIII.             Contract Reporting Requirements

 

The Consultant will report directly to the Director General of Ministry of Finance and the Director of Inland Revenue, Director Customs, and stakeholders of the Inland Revenue Department, SLFMIS Department, Customs Department, Accountant General, and DRM and PFM Coordination Office and other relevant departments. The Consultant shall submit the reports summarized in section 3 above the implementation of the assignment. All documents/reports should be submitted in both hard and electronic copies.

 

 IX.            Local Services and Facilities to be provided by GoSL

 

The GoSL will provide:

  1. Access to all necessary information/documentation, facilities and stakeholders relevant to the assignment
  2. Office space within the Inland Revenue Department for the duration of the assignment
  3. Access to internet, and network resources, where necessary.

Request for Bids - Goods

(One-Envelope Bidding Process)


Country: Somaliland

Name of Project: Domestic Revenue Mobilization and Public Financial

Contract Title: SLFMIS IT and Disaster Recovery Center Equipment

Grant No.: P151492 Loan No._ TFA038

RFB Reference No.: SO-MOF-SL-99884-GO-RFB  


Date of Issue: 27th June 2019

 

  1. The Government of Somaliland – Ministry of Finance Development has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the [DRMPFMCSP in 10 Million, and intends to apply part of the proceeds toward payments under the contract[1] for [SLFMIS IT and Disaster Recovery Center Equipment]. 
  1. The Ministry of Finance Development – DRMPFMCSP Coordination Office now invites sealed Bids from eligible Bidders for SLFMIS IT Equipment and Disaster Recovery Center Equipment which is Servers, firewalls and other IT Equipment related to operationalization of DRC Centre as you see in the Bid Data Sheet for Specification and delivered to Hargeisa in SLFMIS Disaster Recovery Center Opposite to Hargeisa Group Hospital within two Months after Signed Contract.
  2. Bidding will be conducted through National Competitive Procurement using a Request for Bids (RFB) as specified in the World Bank’s “Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers” July 1st, 2016 (“Procurement Regulations”) and is open to all eligible Bidders as defined in the Procurement Regulations.
  3. Interested eligible Bidders may obtain further information from the Government of Somaliland, Ministry of Finance Development, DRMPFMCSP Coordination Office and inspect the bidding document during the office hours (12:00PM – 4:00 pm) at the address given below:

 

DRMPFMCSP Coordination Office

DRMPFMCSP Coordinator: Hassan Farah Mohamed

Opposite of Ministry of Higher Education and Science

Sha’ab Area, 26 June District

Hargeisa, Somaliland.

Email: Vacancies@somalilandpfm.org

Tel: +252 63475005

 

  1. The bidding document in English can be obtained by interested Bidders upon the submission of a written application to the address below.
  2. Bids must be delivered to the address below on or before 12st August 2019. Electronic Bidding will not be permitted. Late Bids will be rejected. Bids will be publicly opened in the presence of the Bidders’ designated representatives and anyone who chooses to attend at the address above on 12st August 2019 4:00 pm
  3. All Bids must be accompanied by a “Bid-Securing Declaration,”
  4. The address referred to above is

Ministry of Finance Development, DRMPFMCSP Coordination Office

Hassan Farah Mohamed

DRMPFMCSP Coordinator

Opposite of Ministry of Higher Education and Science

Sha’ab Area, 26 June District

Hargeisa Somaliland.

To: vacancies@somalilandpfm.org

Cc: hassan@somalilandpfm.org

Cc: amira@somalilandpfm.org

www.somalilandpfm.org

Government of Somaliland (GoSL)

Domestic Revenue Mobilization and Public Financial Management Capacity Strengthening Project

(P151492)

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

(CONSULTING SERVICES – FIRMS SELECTION)


Country: Republic of Somaliland

Name of the Project: Domestic Revenue Mobilization and Public Financial Management Capacity Strengthening Project (DRM&PFM CSP Project)

Assignment Title: Consultancy Services for the Provision of Quality Assurance on the Implementation of Somaliland Financial Management Information System (SLFMIS)- Somaliland

Project ID: P151492, TF#: TF-A0389

Publication Date:  June 25, 2019,

Deadline    Date:   July 10, 2019

Ref No.  SO-MOF-SL-111317-CS-CQS


The Government of Somaliland (GoSL) has received Additional Financing from the World Bank towards the implementation of the Domestic Revenue Mobilization (DRM) and Public Financial Management (PFM) Capacity Strengthening Project. The overall project development objective (PDO) is to ‘strengthen systems of domestic revenue mobilization, expenditure control and accountability in Somaliland. The GoSL therefore wishes to use part of the funds allocated under the Domestic Revenue Mobilization (DRM) and Public Financial Management (PFM) Capacity Strengthening Project to pay for the services requested in this Terms of Reference.

As part of its continuous improvement drive, the GoSL requires the services of a firm to conduct needs quality assurance for the implementation of SLFMIS.

The key objectives of the assignment will be to undertake a structured quality assurance review of the existing SLFMIS modules (as outlined in the implementation status annex) to confirm: a) implementation progress is in line with the conceptual design and Statement of User Requirements, and identify any implementation gaps; b) the system has appropriate systems security controls in place; c) identify existing and potential gaps and risks;  d) make practical recommendations and prepare a structured road-map to mitigate the identified risks, and ensure system sustainability. As part of recommendations the consultant is expected to develop an SLFMIS quality assurance program covering SLFMIS IT Governance, IT Security Architecture Strategy, Support and Capacity Building.

The proposed duration for the assignment is three (3) calendar months from starts date.

The detailed Terms of Reference (ToR) for the assignment can be found at the following website:  www.somalilandpfm.org or can be provided upon submission of application in person or by e-mail. The e-mail address is provided below.

The Ministry of Finance now invites eligible consulting firms (“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 (brochures, description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions, availability of appropriate skills among staff etc.). The shortlisting criteria are as follows:

  1. Core business of the firm and years in business.
  2. Specific experience in successfully implementing similar assignments (in-depth international expertise in IT and FMIS Project Management and experience with subject matter expertise in automated processes such as budgeting, procurement, business process and integration, project management, IT security, capacity development and infrastructure design)
  3. Experience of relevant services in an environment similar to that of Somaliland (Demonstrate experience in undertaking similar assignments in the context of the public-sector setting internationally or in the region with similar environment as in Somaliland).
  4. Technical and managerial organization of the firm (provide only the structure of the organization, general qualification and number of key staff). Do not provide CVs of key staff. Key experts will not be evaluated at the shortlisting stage.

Attention of interested Consultants is drawn to section III, para 3.14,3.16 & 3.17 of the World Bank’s Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers: Procurement in Investment Projects Financing Goods, Works, Non -Consulting and Consulting Services, July 2016, revised November 2017 and August 2018 (“Procurement Regulations”), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest.

Consultants may associate with other firms to enhance their qualification but should indicate clearly whether the association is in the form of a joint venture and/or a sub-consultancy. In the case of a joint venture, all the partners in the joint venture shall be jointly and severally liable for the entire contract, if selected.

A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Consultant Qualification Selection (CQS) method set out in the Procurement Regulations.

Interested Consultant may obtain further information (in person or by e-mail) at the address below during office hours from 8.00 a.m.– 4.00 p.m. Saturday to Thursday except on public holidays.

Expressions of interest should be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, or by mail, or by e-mail) by July 10, 2019 at 4.00 p.m. local Time.


Domestic Revenue Mobilization and Public Financial Management Reform Coordination Unit,

Ministry of Finance, Hargeisa, Somaliland

Republic of Somaliland, Opposite of Ministry of Higher Education and Science

Attention: DRM&PFM Project Coordinator

Email: vacancies@somalilandpfm.org with a to amira@somalilandpfm.org and hassan@somalilandpfm.org

REPUBLIC OF SOMALILAND

Ministry of Finance

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (REOI)

 

Country: Republic of Somaliland

Name of the Project: Domestic Revenue Mobilization and Public Financial Capacity Strengthening Project

Project ID:  P151492, TF#: TF-A0389

Assignment Title: SAI Professional Capacity Building Expert

Reference: SO-MOF-SL-101834-CS-INDV

Place of Assignment: Hargeisa, Somaliland

Deadline: 10th July 2019, at 4:00 PM (Hargeisa Time)

 

  1. Background

The Government of Somaliland has received Additional Financing from the World Bank towards the implementation of the Domestic Revenue Mobilization (DRM) and Public Financial Management (PFM) Capacity Strengthening Project. The overall project development objective (PDO) is to ‘strengthen systems of domestic revenue mobilization, expenditure control and accountability in Somaliland.

The GoSL therefore wishes to use part of the funds allocated under the Domestic Revenue Mobilization (DRM) and Public Financial Management (PFM) Capacity Strengthening Project to pay for the services requested in this Terms of Reference.

  1. Scope of Work and Responsibilities

SAI Professional Capacity Building Expert will be responsible for the following: (a) Institutional Capacity building – Development of risk-based audit manuals and programs in line with Audit regulatory framework, Risk Based Auditing (RBA) procedures manuals including: Financial Audit Manual; Compliance Audit Manual; Performance/Operational Audit; and IT Audit Manual in compliance with National Audit Act 76/2016 and INTOSAI Standards. (b) Individual capacity building – Training OAG staff on manuals, mentoring and couching of OAG staff. Assessment of Capacity challenges at the organizational and individual levels in relation to performing various types of audits. (c) review of the existing Draft Audit Manual in order to develop comprehensive audit manuals that comply with the current National Audit Act (Act No. 76/2016), (d) Assist institutionalizing and implementing INTOSAI auditing standards at the OAG (d) Provide technical assistance to the OAG and its staff on the implementation of developed Manuals (e) Provide Technical assistance on implementation of Computer Assisted Audit Techniques and information system auditing (f) he/she will perform other services detailed in the TOR.

  1. Selection Criteria

Selection shall be based on qualification and experience of the candidate and followed by an interview. The minimum qualification, experience and skills should include:

Qualifications and Knowledge

  1. ACCA, CIPFA, CPA, MBA (Public Finance/accountancy) or similar internationally recognized professional accounting and audit qualification.
  2. Registered recognized auditor supervisory body. 

Experience

  1. At least 10 years of progressive experience in Public external auditing
  2. At least 10 years of experience in Audit planning, managing, executing and reviewing audit assignments
  • Experience in Audit manager position for an equivalent audit assignment
  1. Experience in development of different types of Audit manuals (financial, compliance, performance, IT audits, etc.)
  2. Experience in capacity building on the use of Computer Assisted Audit Techniques (CAATS)
  3. Proficiency on training how to use audit software preferably ACL
  • Experience in training and capacity building in IT audit,
  • Experience in training and capacity building in Financial, compliance & performance audit.
  1. Duration of the Assignment

The duration for the assignment is 6-12 months, renewable based on satisfactory performance.

  1. The Ministry of Finance now invites eligible Individual Consultants to indicate their interest in providing these services. Interested Individual Consultants must submit their Curriculum Vitae (CV) and cover letter indicating that they are qualified to perform the services. The detailed TOR will be forwarded to the applicant upon submission of application in person or by e-mail to the address below.
  2. The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraphs 3.14, 3.16 and 3.17 of the World Bank’s Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers: Procurement in Investment Financing Goods, Works, Non-Consulting and Consulting Services dated July 2016 and revised in November 2017 and August 2018, (“Procurement Regulations”), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest.
  3. A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Individual Consultants Selection method set out in the World Bank’s Procurement Regulations.
  4. Mode of submission of Applications and deadline:

Interested Consultants may obtain further information including a detailed Terms of Reference at the address given below from 8:30 to 3.30pm Hargeisa time (Excluding public holidays).

Expressions of interest (EOI) and CV must be delivered (in person or by e-mail) in a written form in three (3) hard copies (if not by e-mail) to the address below by 10th July 2019 at 4:00 pm (Hargeisa Time) – marked clearly as – Application for SAI Professional Capacity Building Expert


Domestic Revenue Mobilization and Public Financial Management Reform Coordination Unit,

Ministry of Finance, Hargeisa, Somaliland

Republic of Somaliland, Opposite of Ministry of Higher Education and Science

Email: vacancies@somalilandpfm.org, and copy amira@somalilandpfm.org, hassan@somalilandpfm.org.

REPUBLIC OF SOMALILAND

Ministry of Finance

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (REOI)

 

Country: Republic of Somaliland

Name of the Project: Domestic Revenue Mobilization and Public Financial Capacity Strengthening Project

Project ID:  P151492, TF#: TF-A0389

Assignment Title: Internal Audit Consultant

Reference: SO-MOF-SL-111323-CS-INDV

Place of Assignment: Hargeisa, Somaliland

Deadline: 30 June, 2019, at 4:00 PM (Hargeisa Time)

 

  1. Background

 The Government of Somaliland has received Additional Financing from the World Bank towards the implementation of the Domestic Revenue Mobilization (DRM) and Public Financial Management (PFM) Capacity Strengthening Project. The overall project development objective (PDO) is to ‘strengthen systems of domestic revenue mobilization, expenditure control and accountability in Somaliland.

The GoSL therefore wishes to use part of the funds allocated under the Domestic Revenue Mobilization (DRM) and Public Financial Management (PFM) Capacity Strengthening Project to pay for the services requested in this Terms of Reference.

  1. Scope of Work and Responsibilities

 The scope of this assignment is delivering actionable outputs to assist the Internal Audit Specialist to: (i) conduct functional review of existing internal audits and review current internal audit department within the Ministry of Finance, and identify audit model acceptable to the government of Somaliland (ii) Review PFMA Act and come up with recommendations for amendment to include the Internal Audit Functions into the PFMA Act (iii) conduct internal audit staff needs assessment, develop capacity building trainings (v) develop roadmap and conduct continues capacity building trainings for the Internal Audit unit. S/he will undertake all other specific tasks detailed in the Terms of Reference (TOR) for the assignment. 

  1. Selection Criteria

 Selection shall be based on qualification and experience of the candidate and followed by an interview. The minimum qualification, experience and skills should include:

Knowledge

  1. Be knowledgeable in Public Financial Management with a relevant university degree. Masters’ degree will be an added advantage;
  2. Must possess Institute of Internal Audit (IIA) qualification;

Experience

  • Must have at least 10 years’ experience of audit management at senior management/ advisory level of which 5 years must be in establishing and reforming public sector internal audit functions;
  1. Must have experience in leading a similar project and in using practical techniques for change management and training in a fragile or conflict state environment;
  2. Familiar with designing financial reports in compliance with International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS) and IMF-GFSM 2001compliant chart of accounts; and implementing financial management information systems;
  3. Good communication and writing skills in English(E).
  • A recognized professional designation in Accounting or Internal Auditing (CA, ACCA, CGA, CIA or CISA)
  1. Duration of the Assignment

The duration for the assignment is 12 months, renewable based on satisfactory performance.

  1. The Ministry of Finance now invites eligible Individual Consultants to indicate their interest in providing these services. Interested Individual Consultants must submit their Curriculum Vitae (CV) and cover letter indicating that they are qualified to perform the services. The detailed TOR will be forwarded to the applicant upon submission of application in person or by e-mail to the address below.
  1. The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraphs 3.14, 3.16 and 3.17 of the World Bank’s Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers: Procurement in Investment Financing Goods, Works, Non-Consulting and Consulting Services dated July 2016 and revised in November 2017 and August 2018, (“Procurement Regulations”), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest.
  2. A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Individual Consultants Selection method set out in the World Bank’s Procurement Regulations.
  1. Mode of submission of Applications and deadline:

Interested Consultants may obtain further information including a detailed Terms of Reference at the address given below from 8:30 to 3.30pm Hargeisa time (Excluding public holidays).

Expressions of interest (EOI) and CV must be delivered (in person or by e-mail) in a written form in three (3) hard copies (if not by e-mail) to the address below by 30 June 2019 at 24:00 Hours (Hargeisa Time) – marked clearly as – Application for Internal Audit Consultant.


Domestic Revenue Mobilization and Public Financial Management Reform Coordination Unit,

Ministry of Finance, Hargeisa, Somaliland

Republic of Somaliland, Opposite of Ministry of Higher Education and Science

Email: vacancies@somalilandpfm.org, and copy amira@somalilandpfm.org, hassan@somalilandpfm.org

 

 

 

 

 


 Terms of Reference – Consultant Economist


     1) Background

The Ministry of Finance Development derives its mandate from the Constitution of Somaliland, which provides for proper budgetary and expenditure management of the government financial resources. It also has a responsibility for ensuring that systems are in place for efficient monitoring and reporting of all Government's transactions. The main vision of the ministry is to catalyst institution that promotes sustainable financial management and economic development while the mission is to Improve and Mobilize revenue collection; set the country’s macroeconomic and fiscal policy management; and formulate efficient policies for public resource accountability, transparency and long-term sustainable development.

The MACROECONOMIC AFFAIRS & STATISTICS DEPARTMENT has the following vision, mission and objectives:

Vision - A catalyst department that promotes evidence based policies that ensure sustainable economic development

Mission - Gauge the macroeconomic status of the country to formulate the fiscal and monetary policies to set the country on sustainable economic development path.

Objectives:

  • To collect primary and secondary macroeconomic data for policy formulation
  • To formulate sound economic and fiscal policies that mobilize internal and external financial resources for public expenditure,
  • To enhance national economic stability, by focusing on socio-economic development as a tool of poverty reduction,
  • The budget being the most compelling instrument of the government for carrying out its policies, the department will provide the basis for realistic revenue forecasts.

     2) Scope of the Assignment

The scope of the work is summarized below:

  1. Compile national macroeconomic data and produce statistics on
    1. GDP Growth
    2. Unemployment
    3. Inflation and exchange rate
    4. trade
    5. Imports and Exports
    6. Investment
    7. Consumption and etc.
  2. Publish a quarterly bulletin Economic Performance Report
    • Participate in organizing the annual Conference on Macro-economic Performance
  1. Assist on macroeconomics variables on forecasts of government revenue streams
  2. Produce fiscal analysis
  3. Consultant in organizing the monthly seminars on the macroeconomic developments nationally and regionally
    • Carry out research on trade, unemployment, inflation and exchange rate, trade, import and exports, investment and consumption etc.

     3)   Methodology

The expert should explore participatory and consultative approach in conducting the Assessment. The assignment will involve the following: stakeholders meeting, documentation, presentation and report writing.


     4) Qualification Requirements

  • The applicant shall have Master’s Degree in Economics and above
  • An advanced degree with a major in a relevant discipline is an added advantage.
  • Minimum of Seven Years of relevant Experience
  • Proficiency in Computers and office software packages (MS Office) and experience in handling SPSS software is required.

Application Procedure

If you meet the above requirements, please send your: CV, Application letter and Copies of Certificates to: hr@slmof.org, or submit the hard copy to the HQ of The Ministry, Human Resource Department.

The Deadline will be 13th of June, 2019.

Only applicants with required qualifications will be contacted.