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): B188.8.131.52
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:
2.1. Consult the proposed policy options with the MLSP and other relevant stakeholders and finalize them in appropriateconsideration of given recommendations; human rights and gender aspects and analyzing potential social and economic impacts backedup with appropriate backgrounddata and estimates as needed.
2.2. Develop general design options for each the proposedprogram, including eligibility criteria, benefit duration and exit requirements and mechanisms for exit or transfer to otherprograms.
2.3. Develop a design fornew services for strengthening the capacity of poor people, improving the linkages between social welfare and employment services, and supporting their transitioning from social welfare to employment.
D. CONSULTANT'S QUALIFICATIONS/SELECTIONCRITERIA:
- Education: Suitable candidate should have Master's or higher degree in Social Sciences;
- Experience: Candidate shouldhave at least 10 years of experience in social protection, including at least 5 years of experience in social welfare policydesign, and impact analysis;
- Language skills: Excellentoral and written skills in English.
E. CONTRACT DURATION:
Expected commencement date of the contract is on April 2017, for duration of 2.5-3months.
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, published by the Bank in May 2004 and revised inOctober 2006 ("Consultant Guidelines"), setting forth the World Bank's policy on conflict of interest.
Further information can beobtained at the address below during office hours: 9:00 to 17:00 hours (local time).
Consultant (individualconsultant) will be selected in accordancewith the World Bank Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants by World BankBorrowers, May 2004 (revised in October 2006).
Expressions of interest must bedeliveredin a written form to the address below by e-mail (must be in PDF format) before 6:00 P.M (local time, Ulan-bator, Mongolia), April 10, 2017. Onlyshort-listed candidateswill be contacted. The submitted documents will not be returned to the applicants. Incomplete applicationswould not be considered.
Further informationcan be obtained at the address below during office hours: 8:00 to 17:00 hours (localUlaanbaatar 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