THE UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA
MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE, LIVESTOCK AND FISHERIES
MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE, LIVESTOCK AND FISHERIES
SOUTH WEST INDIAN OCEAN FISHERIES GOVERNANCE AND SHARED GROWTH PROGRAM (SWIOFish) PROJECT-
IDA CREDIT No.5589-TZ
REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
Assignment Title: PROVISION OF CONSULTANCY SERVICES FOR A SPECIALIST TO CONDUCT MONITORING AND EVALUATION OF THE SWIOFISH PROJECT IN MAINLAND TANZANIA
Reference No. TENDER No.ME/021/2015-16/SWIOFish/C/21
The Government of the United Republic of Tanzania has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the South West Indian Ocean Fisheries Governance and Shared Growth program – SWIOFish, and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services.
The consulting services (“the Services”) include
i. Establish an effective results-based M&E system for the SWIOFish Project in Mainland, including M&E plan;
ii. Create a culture of evidence-based decision-making within the PIU;
iii. Ensure that the M&E system is strengthened and leading to improved accountability at all levels within the PIU and beneficiaries;
iv. Improve the oversight responsibilities and accountability within the PIU and among stakeholders through adoption of international management practices;
v. Capture information that will enable tracking of outcomes identified in the Results Framework; and
vi. Build the capacity of all beneficiaries of the project to collect, collate, analyze, and disseminate information based on results.
The main duties and responsibilities of the M & E Specialist will be:
I. Develop an M & E system taking account of all aspects of the project’s
implementation including outputs and outcomes, program plans, procurement and budget plans, in terms of milestones and agreed dates.
II. Work closely on all project components, and ensure the timely, accurate, and
complete data entry into the M&E system, in close collaboration with those who are involved in this activity. Establish an early warning system that identifies and addresses implementation bottlenecks. Highlight any quality issues and slippages to the Project Coordinator.
III. Assist in the development and maintain the Management Information System
(MIS) that tracks progress in all project components, ensuring that implementation targets are met and shared with stakeholders.
IV. Assist in the development and maintain the DASHBOARD that tracks vital
indicators in all levels, ensuring that project targets are met and shared with stakeholders and decision makers.
V. Coordinate the compilation of project baseline and comparison data to assess
project results in relation to the baseline and targets.
VI. Prepare quarterly, semi-annual, and annual project reports of high quality that
outline project implementation progress against the Project Development Objective and associated indicators, and ensure their timely submission to all relevant stakeholders.
VII. Coordinate the preparation of annual work plans and any other plans needed
for project implementation. Ensure overall project knowledge management (status, progress, issues) and produce specific report or information sharing tools as appropriate when required by the PIU or other stakeholders involved.
VIII. Critically review of data collection tools used by implementing partner’s as
required or where necessary and provide advice in improving these tools.
IX. All other tasks mentioned in the PIM, and if required, update the Project
X. Strengthen the monitoring and evaluation capacity of PIU staff and relevant
stakeholders, and strengthen and encourage the use of data for making decisions.
XI. Support the project coordinator in preparing and providing constructive
performance-based feedback to PIU members.
XII. Undertake any other duties related to the above as may be assigned by the
The assignment will be based on periodic contracts spread over the first three years of the project and renewable subject to satisfactory performance. The M & E Specialist is expected to work full time (office hours)
The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries (MALF) now invites eligible Individual Consultants (“Consultants”) to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Consultants should indicate their interest by submitting an up-to-date Curriculum Vitae (CV) with information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services. The shortlisting criteria are:
- Advanced degree in management, natural resources, fisheries management, environmental management, or related field;
- At least 7 years of work experience in a field related to natural resources management, fisheries management, environmental management, livelihoods, and planning or project management.
- At least 5 years of experience in monitoring and evaluation design and implementation at the project level including data collection and analysis, data quality assessments, and/or performance monitoring and reporting.
- Good knowledge of concepts and frameworks for monitoring and evaluation, and results measurement.
- Knowledge in designing and field testing surveys, evaluation and other data collection instruments.
- Strong communication and facilitation skills and the ability to establish good working relationships with colleagues and stakeholders;
- Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work with minimal supervision;
- Excellent analytical and quantitative skills (managing, analyzing, and interpreting data) together with the ability to write clearly and concisely.
- Good knowledge of database and statistical software (e.g., MS Excel, SAS, SPSS, STATA, GIS, SPECTRUMan).
The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers; January 2011 revised July,2014 by World Bank Borrowers [(“Consultant Guidelines”), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest.
A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Individual Consultant (IC) method set out in the Consultant Guidelines.
Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours from 08:00 to 15:30 hours on Mondays to Fridays except on public holidays
Expression of Interest (CV) in one original plus two (2) copies enclosed in a sealed envelope, clearly marked “TENDER No.ME/021/2015-16/SWIOFish/C/21 Expression of Interest CONSULTANCY SERVICES FOR A SPECIALIST TO CONDUCT MONITORING AND EVALUATION OF THE SWIOFISH PROJECT IN MAINLAND TANZANIA”, must be delivered to the address below by 10.00 hours’ local time on Tuesday 11th January, 2017 at Mvuvi House Room No. 2. Late Expressions of Interest shall not be accepted for evaluation irrespective of the circumstances.
Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries
Veterinary Complex, 131 Nelson Mandela Road
P.O. Box 9152, 15487 Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Tel. No: +2252228619110, Fax No: +255222861