Tender ID:  27
Tender Name:  Request for Expression of Interest for Regional Coordinator - IC.PREPPfis/RCU/CON01
Reference Document:  TOR
Open Date:  5pm 22-12-2015
Close Date:  5pm 15-01-2016
Required Pre-qualification Refer to TOR
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Tel: +679 331 2600

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 Expressions of Interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, by mail, by fax or by email)

"Expression of Interest for Regional Coordinator - IC. PREPPPfis/RCU/CON01"

Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS)

Attention: Secretary General

Postal Address: Private Mail Bag, Suva, Fiji.

Fax: +679 322 0215

Email: Tender.CCR@forumsec.org

Physical Delivery Address:

Reception, Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat, Ratu Sukuna Road, Suva.




PROJECT ID: 155542
Grant No.: D075-4P
Reference No. (as per Procurement Plan): IC. PREPPfis/RCU/CON01

The Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS) has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Pacific Resilience Programme (PREP), and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services.

PIFS wishes to invite eligible Individual Consultants to express their interest in providing their services for Regional Coordinator, a full time position within the PREP Regional Coordination Unit (RCU). The time frame of the Consultancy will be a one-year contract, with 3 months’ probationary period, however, it will be renewal based on performance up to 4 years.

The Regional Coordinator will head the RCU and will be responsible for:
a) Management of the Regional Coordination Unit: establish, support and develop the functions of the RCU hosted in PIFS and exercise day-to-day management of the RCU including reporting on the status of implementation of the PREP activities
b) Leading the Secretariat to the PREP Regional Steering Committee (RSC) on four key aspects:
(1) Coordination: develop relationships with key decision-making bodies and national coordinators at national and regional levels; coordinate opportunities and messages for policy dialogue between countries, organizations and decision making bodies at the national and regional levels; serve as a regional reference body for the resilience agenda for countries, regional and international organizations and development partners and provide guidance to countries on maximizing access to resources and funds to support national resilient development agenda;
(2) Advocacy and Communications: Provide efficient communication between key stakeholders involved in resilient development; ensure that national and regional agencies and key partners apply key messages of the resilience agenda; and, importantly support countries to actively participate in discussions, meetings, conferences, workshops and training on the resilience agenda;
(3) Monitoring, evaluation, reporting and learning: inform change in policy and practice for improved resilient development; provide accountability for outcomes and spending to donors and partners; and, contribute to learning on resilient development across the region and globally;
(4) PREP-specific tasks: provide leadership, coordination and guidance on all matters pertaining to the effective implementation of the Program; organize periodic evaluation meetings with the National Coordinators including the National Implementation Agencies and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) regarding the progress of the activities; and ensure the sharing of knowledge and experience within and between Pacific countries.

Interested individual consultants are invited to provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services including a Curriculum Vitae (should include a description of education and general qualifications, similar assignments, experience in similar conditions etc. and the names, business contacts and email addresses of three referees).

The successful candidate must have: a) Advanced University Degree in international development or discipline relevant to disaster risk management and/or climate change; b) At least 15 years’ experience in evidence based strategic planning with demonstrated high-level analytical skills; c) Demonstrated experience in regional frameworks for development operations funded by international agencies with a preference for disaster and climate risk management and other development issues at the regional and national levels. Desirable qualification and knowledge/experience include: Experience with International funding agencies and a knowledge of the World Bank guidelines and procedures (i.e. procurement, financial reporting and management etc.).

The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers January 2011, revised July 2014 (“Consultant Guidelines”), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest.

A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Individual Consultant Selection method set out in the Consultant Guidelines.

Further information can be obtained from the email address below, or by calling the number below during office hours (0900 to 1700 Fiji time).

Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, or by mail, or by fax, or by e-mail) by cob 15 January 2016.

Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS)
Attn: Secretary General
Address: Private Mail Bag, Suva, Fiji
Telephone: +679 331 2600
Fax: +679 322 0215
Email: Tender.CCR@forumsec.org 


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0 #1 Tender.CCR 2016-01-07 01:10
Question from Potential Bidder:

"I wish to submit an expression of interest for a PIFS tender, and would appreciate your guidance on which format to use. Does PIFS have a specific form for which to submit an EOI or will a cover letter suffice?"

Kindly note that the Secretariat does not have a specific form for EOI submissions. A cover letter with supporting documents should suffice.

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