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The AfDB invites Individual Consultants to indicate their interest in the following assignment: Somalia Infrastructure Fund – Transport Engineer Consultant, Somalia

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The AfDB invites Individual Consultants to indicate their interest in the following assignment: Somalia Infrastructure Fund – Transport Engineer Consultant, Somalia


AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK East Africa Regional Development and Business Delivery Office (RDGE) Khushee Towers Longonot Road Plot 11, Upper Hill P.O. Box 4861-00200 Nairobi, Kenya Email: [email protected]; Telephone: +2540202712925/2712926

Closing date: 27 August, 2018 at 5:00 pm


  1. The African Development Bank hereby invites Individual Consultants to indicate their interest in the following assignment: Somalia Infrastructure Fund – Transport Engineer Consultant.
  1. As part of engagement and support to addressing fragility and building resilience in Somalia, the AfDB established the Somalia Infrastructure Fund (SIF) in October 2016. Its establishment was a response to the Federal Government of Somalia’s (FGS) request and is aligned to the Somali New Deal Compact where infrastructure rehabilitation and development is a key component. Therefore, the SIF aims to contribute towards tackling Somalia’s immense reconstruction and development challenges.
  1. The SIF’s overarching goal is to contribute to consolidating peace, establishing the basic institutions of a functioning state and accelerating inclusive and sustainable economic recovery and development.The SIF’s goal is aligned to the objectives of the Bank’s Ten Year Strategy (2013-2022) and the Strategy for Addressing Fragility and Building Resilience in Africa (2014-2019). It seeks to support interventions that will promote inclusive and sustainable economic reconstruction, development and growth in fragile situations. Furthermore, the SIF focuses on the Bank’s operational priorities including infrastructure, private sector development, skills and innovation, and good governance and accountability.
  1. The AfDB and other development partners are in the process of mobilizing resources to be channelled towards the rehabilitation of various road networks in Somalia and for capacity development for the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS)’s Ministry of Public Works Reconstruction and Housing (MPWRH) and relevant Public Works State Ministries in Galmudug, Hirshabelle, Jubaland and Puntland. These resources will finance the activities of the Somalia Regional Corridors Infrastructure. Programme (SRCIP) under the auspices of the AfDB’s administered SIF. The SRCIP will be implemented over a 65-month period, from 2018 to 2023 in Galmudug, Hirshabelle, Jubaland and Puntland regions of Somalia and has the strategic objectives to improve: (i) the management of the road sector through technical assistance and capacity building; and (ii) transport connectivity for road users through road rehabilitation works.
  1. Under the SRCIP there is currently a need for the preparation of the project concept note and appraisal report for the rehabilitation of the following roads that are due for AfDB Board consideration in the first quarter of 2019:
  • Belet Weyne-Galkayo paved road (90 km, 7.3m wide);
  • Galkayo-Garowe paved road (85 km, 7.3m wide);
  • Luuq, Ganane-Dolow earthen road (80 km, 7.3m wide); and Galkayo-Hobyo gravel feeder road (100 km, 3.65m wide).
  1. The RDGE, therefore, is seeking to recruit an experienced Transport Engineer as a Consultant who will support the Bank Group in the preparation, supervision and monitoring, preparation of quality technical assistance and capacity building of the four road projects cited above. He/She will also support the Bank Group to develop analytical products, and evaluate project outcomes and impacts, and enhance the quality of Bank Group documents that are destined for approval by Management and the Boards.
  2. The SIF – Transport Engineer Consultant will work under the supervision, guidance and in collaboration with the Project Task Manager, The Manager responsible for Private Sector and Infrastructure (RDGE.3), Manager Transport and Logistics Division of the Bank’s Infrastructure Department (PICU.1), and The Country Manager for Somalia who is also the Deputy Director General for East Africa operations. The Consultant will be part of the Somalia Country team members which also includes the Country Economist (RDGE), Country Program Officer, Consultants and Assistant.
  3.  The Consultant will be responsible for supporting the Bank to realize its vision for transport infrastructure and services, and future prospective areas of intervention in the sector, focusing specifically on Somalia. He/She will contribute to efforts in knowledge management to ensure best practices and lessons learned related to transport development, and institutional/governance approaches are mainstreamed in project design, ensuring the delivery of the following work objectives:
  • Act as the Bank’s expert on transport infrastructure and services with a focus on Somalia.
  • Prepare and implement transport projects in Somalia.
  • Strengthen and maintain the Bank’s understanding of the transport sector and its role in the development of Somalia.
  • Mobilize resources for targeted activities in the Bank’s work.
  • Support the Bank’s leadership in Somalia transport sector donor coordination activities.
  • Advise on future investments in the sector by the Bank and its regional member countries.

Under the leadership of the Task Manager, the Consultant will be required to undertake the following specific duties:

Support the development of policies and strategies for Somalia transport sector within the Bank and where necessary other African countries, in consultation with relevant government agencies, development partners, and other stakeholders.

  • Advise on issues pertaining to policy and institutional reforms in the Somalia transport sector, especially in the areas of planning and programming, transport network development, asset management/maintenance, and private sector participation.
  • Participate and contribute to country programming activities for Somalia such as Country and Regional Integration Strategies; and ensure that key sector issues and proposed solutions are adequately reflected in the resultant country/regional programming documents.
  • Conduct analytical and sector work to inform and underpin the downstream intervention of the Bank in project and program design in the Somalia transport sector.


Participate in the development of a pipeline and lending program for transport projects and programs in Somalia:

  • Support the Task Manager to prepare and appraise transport projects and programs involving broad planning of resources and techno-judgment of alternative ways of shaping projects towards optimal contribution to development objectives; prepare and process the appraisal report involving detailed assessments of technical aspects, economic and financial feasibility, environmental and social safeguards, fiduciary issues, institutional arrangements, etc.
  • Support the formulation of the project concept notes for Somalia, identifying key development issues, project/program objectives, risks assessments, budget and timetables for management decisions;
  • Advise Somalian Ministries on the preparation, organization and execution of feasibility

studies and assist in drafting Terms of Reference; review the progress reports of studies; select the components to comprise the eventual project; review and supervise the work of consultants engaged by the Borrower/Grant Recipient to the assigned projects/studies;


Support the monitoring implementation progress of on-going transport projects, programs and technical assistance funded by the Bank in Somalia:

  • Participate in supervision of projects; play a key role in following up the progress of projects; support the supervision and monitoring of procurement activities for goods, works and services in accordance with Bank’s rules; review the submissions from the Borrower/Grant Recipient, including tender lists, bidding documents, bid evaluation reports, award recommendation and contracts documents; study and analyze data submitted by borrower; verify and approve contracts for disbursement of funds;
  • Participate in project midterm review missions, sector portfolio review missions and country portfolio review missions and support the preparation of the related reports;
  • Support project completion report missions and collect adequate data for the preparation of the Bank’s project completion-report; provide inputs to the Bank Group’s on lessons derived from the project which will guide future intervention in the sector and the specific countries;
  • Support the management of fiduciary responsibilities including procurement and ensuring compliance with the Bank guidelines and the provisions of loan/grant agreements.


Participate in sector dialogue and donor coordination activities:

  • Advise the Somalian Ministries on the Bank’s financing requirements; support Bank engagements with key officials of government, and other concerned stakeholders in the transport sector on sensitive and delicate policy issues and sector reforms.
  • Collaborate with other development partners and Somalia Ministries on transport sector issues for consistency and harmonization of approach, exchange of experience, partnership, co-financing and integration of transport sector policy commitments to the management of projects.
  • Support the Bank’s engagement in transport sector pillar working groups under the auspices of the Somalia Development and Reconstruction Facility (SDRF).
  • Serve as a focal point for all SIF transport sector projects and any other related activities.


Serve as technical authority in transport integrating a broad spectrum of issues:

  • Develop and maintain a knowledge base in the transport sector, keeping abreast of the latest developments and issues related to policy and planning, institutional development, design and construction, financing, operation and maintenance, and regulation, especially as it relates to Somalia.
  • Contribute to activities for advocacy, dissemination and knowledge building around transport sector issues in Somalia.
  • Support resource mobilisation efforts for the SIF pipeline of projects in the transport sector.
  1. The East Africa Regional Development and Business Delivery Office invites Individual Consultants to indicate their interest in providing the above-described services. Interested Consultants shall provide information on their qualifications and experience demonstrating their ability to undertake this Assignment (documents, reference to similar services, experience in similar assignments, etc.).
  2. The eligibility criteria, the establishment of a shortlist and the selection procedure shall be in conformity with the Bank’s Rules and Procedure for the selection of Corporate Consultants. Please note that interest expressed by a Consultant does not imply any obligation on the part of the Bank to include him/her in the shortlist.
  3. The work assignment, under this term of reference, involve full-time consultancy services for a period of Twenty-Four (24) Months. An initial Contract will be issued for a period of Six (6) Months, from September 2018 to February 2019, and may be extended for periods that cumulatively do not exceed Eighteen (18) Months based on the performance of the retained Consultant and operational needs, as determined by the Bank. The Transport Engineer Consultant will be based in RDGE-Nairobi and will be expected to travel frequently on Bank missions to Somalia and other regional member countries as may be requested by the Bank. The estimated starting date is 1 November, 2018.
  4. Interested Individual Consultants may obtain further information at the address below during the

Bank’s working hours: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

East Africa Regional Development and Business Delivery Office (RDGE) Khushee Towers Longonot Road Plot 11, Upper Hill

P.O. Box 4861-00200 Nairobi, Kenya

  1. Expressions of interest must be received by email at the address below no later than 27 August, 2018 at 5:00 pm and specifically mentioning: Somalia Infrastructure Fund Transport Engineer Consultant

For the attention of: Mr. Charles Muthuthi

African Development Bank

East Africa Regional Development and Business Delivery Office (RDGE)

Khushee Towers Longonot Road Plot 11, Upper Hill

P.O. Box 4861-00200 Nairobi, Kenya

Email: [email protected]


  1. Establishment of the Short List: A shortlist of three to six individual consultants will be established once the expressions of interest are received. Candidates who are shortlisted will be requested to send technical and financial proposals and comment on the Terms of Reference. The shortlist will be arrived at on the basis of updated resume.




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