Technical Specialist for Ministry of Finance

Consultancy Greater Accra Ministry of Finance

TECHNICAL SPECIALIST – GH-MOFEP-133819-CS-INDV
REPUBLIC OF GHANA – MINISTRY OF FINANCE
GHANA ECONOMIC TRANSFORMATION PROJECT (GETP)
IDA CREDIT NUMBER 6465-GH
SPECIFIC PROCUREMENT NOTICE
REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (REOI)
(CONSULTING SERVICES – INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANTS SELECTION)

Background
The World Bank is providing funding support to the Government of Ghana (GOG) for the implementation of the Ghana Economic Transformation Project. The overall development objective of the Project is to promote private investments and firm growth in non-resource-based sectors. The guiding principle of the Project is to promote and strengthen a growth model that is conducive to economic transformation, to achieve higher rates of investment and productivity growth across the economy, especially in non-resource-based sectors. The Project has four components, as follows:
Component 1 – Enabling investments: This component will focus on improving the enabling business environment, investment attraction capacity, and the quality infrastructure support system for companies that want to invest and grow their businesses in Ghana.
Component 2 – Crowding-in investments: Promoting spatial and industrial planning and development: This component will focus on enhancing the Government’s programs in investment promotion and spatial development (including Special Economic Zones), thereby addressing the constraint to access quality industrial land in the country.
Component 3 – Accelerating Entrepreneurship and Micro Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) growth: This component will support entrepreneurship and MSME growth in non-resource-based sectors, addressing specifically the limited development of the MSME and entrepreneurship support ecosystem, including early stage financing.
Component 4 – Project Management and Evaluation: This component will finance project management activities including fiduciary responsibilities, procurement, communication and dissemination, as well as monitoring and evaluation of project implementation and its impact. This will include capacity building for the Project Coordinating Unit (PCU), the Economic Transformation Unit and the Resource Mobilization and Economic Relations Division (RMERD) within the Ministry of Finance (MOF).
PROJECT COMPONENT 2 TECHNICAL SPECIALIST – GH-MOFEP-133819-CS-INDV

Duties and Responsibilities of the Consultant
The The Consultant will be required to provide technical support to the implementing agencies of the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MoTI), Ghana Free Zones Authority (GFZA), and Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC) in charge of activities related to the Component 2 of the Project. The activities under this Component will assist the Government of Ghana to put in place a sound framework and processes for spatial planning and development (including Special Economic Zones), that can lead to increased investments and to maximize their economic rate of return in terms of jobs, incomes and productivity growth.

Under the supervision of the Project Coordinator, the Consultant will undertake the following tasks:

Work closely with the relevant Implementation Agencies (IAs) and the Project Coordinating Unit (PCU) Team to plan and deliver on the objectives of the Project Component.
Coordinate with partners and stakeholders for the effective implementation of the Project.
Oversee/monitor the implementation of the project component activities and provide overall guidance to the institutions mentioned above in terms of technical implementation of the project component activities.
Provide expertise/technical support and strategic advice to the IAs in developing project implementation work plans and budgets.
Ensure timely and effective management of the Project and implementation of all activities listed in the Work Plan (WP)
Assist in drafting progress reports against agreed performance indicators;
Participate in project coordination and peer review meetings with Project Team
Assist the IAs in drafting the Technical ToRs relating to the Component for consultancy assignments
Review draft documents prepared by various experts and provide substantive actionable comments on draft documents produced to improve the quality, consistency and strategic contribution
Contribute to the analysis and drafting of excerpts of the technical documents, as needed
Assist in facilitating workshops and consultations with beneficiaries, other consultants and institutions involved in project activities
Contribute and provide inputs to the reports to be generated by the IAs
Collect data, document the results of the Project and assist in preparing progress reports, including inputs to the Project’s M&E plan.
Support the accurate and timely submission of quarterly, annual and end of project activity progress/narrative reports and financial reports pertaining to the relevant IAs.
Identify lessons learned and best practices from the project implementation process and provide the necessary support for improving the GETP activities at all levels;
Arrange skills transfer and knowledge sharing opportunities with the IAs
Provide other guidance upon request.
Duration of Assignment
The expert will be contracted for an initial period of 24 months. The assignment may however, be extended on an annual basis if the Consultant performs well in her/his tasks and responsibilities as evaluated by the PCU, taking into account inputs from relevant stakeholders including the relevant implementing agencies

Required Skills or Experience

Consultant Qualifications and Experience
The position requires work of a conceptual, analytical and advisory nature at the higher professional level related to development, and project work that require substantive innovation and may involve some functions that are supervisory in nature to oversee project activities.
Qualifications at this level include an advance degree and relevant experience commensurate with the job. Specifically, the Consultant will possess the following qualifications and experience:
Advanced degree in any of the following: Economics, Law, Business Administration/Management, Development Studies, Public Policy, Project Management, Economics, Law, Business Administration/Management, Development Studies, or related discipline;
At least 8 years of relevant professional experience in supporting and providing technical assistance to public institutions, preferably in the areas of Special Economic Zones, Industrial Parks, or Free Zones development and operation.
Proven ability to technically backstop and manage complex project work
Experience in managing or working on donor funded projects a plus
Experience working with the Ghanaian Private sector
Demonstrated experience in writing technical TORs
Ability to identify, analyze and propose practical solutions to managerial, technical and broad range of operational issues
Excellent written communication skills, including the ability to write succinctly and persuasively in plain English of publishable quality and to build stakeholder understanding and buy-in of more complex situations
Ability to work under pressure with tight deadlines, including the ability to integrate feedback of team, manage and facilitate group discussions.
How To Apply

Submission of Expressions of Interest
Interested Consultants may obtain further clarification and Terms of Reference, preferably by e-mail, at the address below from 9.00AM to 4.00PM, Monday through Friday (except on public holidays).

Expressions of interest shall be in English and must be delivered via electronic submissions to the following email addresses: lateefpro@gmail.com and ntow.kofi@gmail.com by 10.00am on Monday, November 9, 2020.

THE PROJECT COORDINATOR
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
BOX MB 40, ACCRA, GHANA

ATTN: PROCUREMENT SPECIALIST
PROJECT OFFICE

ATTN: PROCUREMENT SPECIALIST
PROJECT OFFICE
SHIPPERS HOUSE
GHANA ECONOMIC TRANSFORMATION PROJECT
THIRD FLOOR, CONFERENCE ROOM
TEL: 0247404444
GA 078-6244TECHNICAL SPECIALIST – GH-MOFEP-133819-CS-INDV
REPUBLIC OF GHANA – MINISTRY OF FINANCE
GHANA ECONOMIC TRANSFORMATION PROJECT (GETP)
IDA CREDIT NUMBER 6465-GH
SPECIFIC PROCUREMENT NOTICE
REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (REOI)
(CONSULTING SERVICES – INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANTS SELECTION)
Background
The World Bank is providing funding support to the Government of Ghana (GOG) for the implementation of the Ghana Economic Transformation Project. The overall development objective of the Project is to promote private investments and firm growth in non-resource-based sectors. The guiding principle of the Project is to promote and strengthen a growth model that is conducive to economic transformation, to achieve higher rates of investment and productivity growth across the economy, especially in non-resource-based sectors. The Project has four components, as follows:
Component 1 – Enabling investments: This component will focus on improving the enabling business environment, investment attraction capacity, and the quality infrastructure support system for companies that want to invest and grow their businesses in Ghana.
Component 2 – Crowding-in investments: Promoting spatial and industrial planning and development: This component will focus on enhancing the Government’s programs in investment promotion and spatial development (including Special Economic Zones), thereby addressing the constraint to access quality industrial land in the country.
Component 3 – Accelerating Entrepreneurship and Micro Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) growth: This component will support entrepreneurship and MSME growth in non-resource-based sectors, addressing specifically the limited development of the MSME and entrepreneurship support ecosystem, including early stage financing.
Component 4 – Project Management and Evaluation: This component will finance project management activities including fiduciary responsibilities, procurement, communication and dissemination, as well as monitoring and evaluation of project implementation and its impact. This will include capacity building for the Project Coordinating Unit (PCU), the Economic Transformation Unit and the Resource Mobilization and Economic Relations Division (RMERD) within the Ministry of Finance (MOF).
PROJECT COMPONENT 2 TECHNICAL SPECIALIST – GH-MOFEP-133819-CS-INDV

Duties and Responsibilities of the Consultant
The Consultant will be required to provide technical support to the implementing agencies of the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MoTI), Ghana Free Zones Authority (GFZA), and Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC) in charge of activities related to the Component 2 of the Project. The activities under this Component will assist the Government of Ghana to put in place a sound framework and processes for spatial planning and development (including Special Economic Zones), that can lead to increased investments and to maximize their economic rate of return in terms of jobs, incomes and productivity growth.

Under the supervision of the Project Coordinator, the Consultant will undertake the following tasks:

Work closely with the relevant Implementation Agencies (IAs) and the Project Coordinating Unit (PCU) Team to plan and deliver on the objectives of the Project Component.
Coordinate with partners and stakeholders for the effective implementation of the Project.
Oversee/monitor the implementation of the project component activities and provide overall guidance to the institutions mentioned above in terms of technical implementation of the project component activities.
Provide expertise/technical support and strategic advice to the IAs in developing project implementation work plans and budgets.
Ensure timely and effective management of the Project and implementation of all activities listed in the Work Plan (WP)
Assist in drafting progress reports against agreed performance indicators;
Participate in project coordination and peer review meetings with Project Team
Assist the IAs in drafting the Technical ToRs relating to the Component for consultancy assignments
Review draft documents prepared by various experts and provide substantive actionable comments on draft documents produced to improve the quality, consistency and strategic contribution
Contribute to the analysis and drafting of excerpts of the technical documents, as needed
Assist in facilitating workshops and consultations with beneficiaries, other consultants and institutions involved in project activities
Contribute and provide inputs to the reports to be generated by the IAs
Collect data, document the results of the Project and assist in preparing progress reports, including inputs to the Project’s M&E plan.
Support the accurate and timely submission of quarterly, annual and end of project activity progress/narrative reports and financial reports pertaining to the relevant IAs.
Identify lessons learned and best practices from the project implementation process and provide the necessary support for improving the GETP activities at all levels;
Arrange skills transfer and knowledge sharing opportunities with the IAs
Provide other guidance upon request.
Duration of Assignment
The expert will be contracted for an initial period of 24 months. The assignment may however, be extended on an annual basis if the Consultant performs well in her/his tasks and responsibilities as evaluated by the PCU, taking into account inputs from relevant stakeholders including the relevant implementing agencies

Required Skills or Experience

Consultant Qualifications and Experience
The position requires work of a conceptual, analytical and advisory nature at the higher professional level related to development, and project work that require substantive innovation and may involve some functions that are supervisory in nature to oversee project activities.
Qualifications at this level include an advance degree and relevant experience commensurate with the job. Specifically, the Consultant will possess the following qualifications and experience:
Advanced degree in any of the following: Economics, Law, Business Administration/Management, Development Studies, Public Policy, Project Management, Economics, Law, Business Administration/Management, Development Studies, or related discipline;
At least 8 years of relevant professional experience in supporting and providing technical assistance to public institutions, preferably in the areas of Special Economic Zones, Industrial Parks, or Free Zones development and operation.
Proven ability to technically backstop and manage complex project work
Experience in managing or working on donor funded projects a plus
Experience working with the Ghanaian Private sector
Demonstrated experience in writing technical TORs
Ability to identify, analyze and propose practical solutions to managerial, technical and broad range of operational issues
Excellent written communication skills, including the ability to write succinctly and persuasively in plain English of publishable quality and to build stakeholder understanding and buy-in of more complex situations
Ability to work under pressure with tight deadlines, including the ability to integrate feedback of team, manage and facilitate group discussions.
How To Apply

Submission of Expressions of Interest
Interested Consultants may obtain further clarification and Terms of Reference, preferably by e-mail, at the address below from 9.00AM to 4.00PM, Monday through Friday (except on public holidays).

Expressions of interest shall be in English and must be delivered via electronic submissions to the following email addresses: lateefpro@gmail.com and ntow.kofi@gmail.com by 10.00am on Monday, November 9, 2020.

THE PROJECT COORDINATOR
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
BOX MB 40, ACCRA, GHANA

ATTN: PROCUREMENT SPECIALIST
PROJECT OFFICE

ATTN: PROCUREMENT SPECIALIST
PROJECT OFFICE
SHIPPERS HOUSE
GHANA ECONOMIC TRANSFORMATION PROJECT
THIRD FLOOR, CONFERENCE ROOM
TEL: 0247404444
GA 078-6244

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