REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
(CONSULTING SERVICES ? INDIVIDUALCONSULTANT SELECTION)
Project name: MULTI-SECTORAL TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE PROJECT
Credit No. IDA 47770
Assignment Title: Analyzingscope, design, and implementation of socialwelfare pensions, benefits, allowances, concessions and services offered by the Government, consolidating social welfare programsrationally and developing new scheme to improve benefits of the social welfare system
Reference No. (as per ProcurementPlan): B18.104.22.168
Mongolia has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Multi-Sectoral Technical AssistanceProject, and intends to apply a part of the project proceeds for the consulting services. The objective of the assignment is toanalyze the Government social welfare policies, the rationality and effectiveness of types and design of social welfare pensions, benefits, and services offered by the Government, and provide recommendations for consolidation of the existing benefits in orderto improve targeting of social welfare benefits and their impacts on the livelihood of targeted groups.
C. SCOPE OF THE WORK: The consultant will carry out the followingactivities:
The first set of tasks:
1.1. Review the current social welfare system and each of its programs, identify issues, and conduct cost and benefitsanalysis of social welfare programs and services provided for various beneficiary groups.
1.2. Based on the above review and analysis, developproposal/s for consolidation of the existing programs and developing new programs/services that deemed necessary.1.3. Definepotential risks and negative effects ofthe proposed consolidation onthe current beneficiaries and propose necessary actions to be taken to minimize the negativeeffects.
1.4. Review the currentimplementation arrangements of the social welfare programs and services and develop a proposal for necessary improvements.
The second set of tasks:
Consult the proposed policy options with the MLSP and otherrelevant stakeholders and finalize them in appropriate consideration of given recommendations; human rights and gender aspects andanalyzing potential social and economic impacts backed up with appropriate backgrounddata and estimates asneeded.
2.1. Developgeneral design options for each the proposed program, including eligibility criteria, benefit duration and exit requirements andmechanisms for exit or transfer to other programs.
2.2. Develop a design for new services for strengthening the capacity of poor people, improving the linkagesbetween social welfare and employment services, and supporting their transitioning from social welfare toemployment.
D. CONSULTANT'SQUALIFICATIONS/SELECTION CRITERIA:
- Education: Suitable candidate should have Master's or higher degree in Social Sciences;
- Experience:Candidate should have at least 10 years of experience in social protection, including at least 5 years of experience in socialwelfare policy design, and impact analysis;
- Language skills: Excellentoral and written skills inEnglish.
E. CONTRACT DURATION:
Expectedcommencement date of the contract is end of March 2017, for duration of 2.5-3 months.
The attention of interested Consultantsis 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, published by the Bank in May 2004 and revised in October 2006 ("ConsultantGuidelines"), setting forth the World Bank's policy on conflict of interest.
Further information can be obtained at the address belowduring office hours: 9:00 to 17:00 hours (local time).
Consultant (individual consultant) will be selected inaccordance with the World Bank Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers, May 2004 (revised inOctober 2006).
Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below by e-mail(must be inPDF format) before 6:00 P.M(local time, Ulan-bator, Mongolia), March 24, 2017. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. The submitteddocuments will not be returned to theapplicants. Incomplete applications would not be considered.
Further information can be obtained atthe address below during office hours: 8:00 to 17:00 hours (local Ulaanbaatar time).
Attn: Ms. Khaliun, Procurement specialist,
Project Management Unit
The World Bank ?Multi-Sectoral Technical Assistance Project,
Room #205, Negdsen undestnii 8/2, 4th khoroo, ChingelteiDistrict, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia