Request for Expression of Interest (REOI)


General Information
Name of the Procuring Entity: Office of Prime Minister, Federal Government of Somalia
Project Name: Capacity Injection Project
Project ID: P149971
TF#: TFA0415
Subject of Procurement: Consulting Services: National Public-Sector Reform Strategy
Reference No: SO-OPM-71979-CS-INDV
Deadline: September 25, 2018 at 11 am (Mogadishu time)
1. Background of the assignment
The Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) together with the World Bank commenced
implementation of the Capacity Injection Project (CIP) in 2015 to improve performance of key
government institutions, strengthen its policy capabilities and improve civil service
management. Work on the diagnostics of key civil service reform areas including recruitment,
career management, competency management, staff retention, performance management,
coaching and mentoring have been completed awaiting drafting into civil service administrative
policies, rules and regulations for Cabinet action and implementation. Progress is also being
made on building capacity of local training institutions to deliver training to civil servants on
regular and continuous basis. Work has also been initiated on public sector pension and pay and
grading and several other administrative and human resource policies. Additionally, FGS has
embarked on restructuring of government ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) which
is expected to recommend redundancies in positions and functions. A comprehensive human
resource audit is also being conducted to among other things count all civil servants and
document their location, age, gender, qualification, etc. This exercise will also provide
comprehensive assessment of HR policies and practices in the civil service. Whilst the
government reform agenda is undoubtedly ambitious, steady progress is being made in critical
areas of public administration. There is, however, no strategic framework to guide the design
and systematic programming and implementation of the reforms. It is in this regard that FGS is
looking for a competent consultant to assist to develop a national strategic framework to guide
its public-sector transformation agenda. The strategic framework will provide a clear public
sector reform roadmap that guides compiling, incorporating and harmonizing all policies at the
FGS and FMS.
2. Objective of the Assignment
The main objective of this assignment is to develop a National Public-Sector Reform Strategy
(NPSRS) that provides the framework for medium to long-term public administration
transformation and programming, and systematic implementation of interventions by both
Government and Development Partners. This assignment will address a broad range of public
sector reform issues including systemic reforms and human resource management strategies to
enhance performance at institutional, organizational and individual levels.
3. Responsibilities: The consultant will work closely with senior officials of the Federal
Government of Somalia, and FMS, and s/he will have the following key responsibilities among
others: Conduct analysis of Somali country context highlighting recent successes and challenges
in key areas including macroeconomics, socio-cultural, institutional capacity and human capital
formation in support of public administration and good governance; Analyze and compare the
current and previous public administration practices in the light of the constitutional review
process and federalization of the state; Highlight the key questions that should inform the
constitutional review process; Highlight the key questions that should inform the constitutional
review process; Conduct a participatory visioning process to establish a vision, mission and
philosophy/core values of Somalia’s public service; Conduct analysis to establish public sector
capacity gaps at institutional/policy, organizational and individual; Conduct stakeholder analysis
and establish roles, objectives and participation level of key actors in public sector reform in
Somalia (here stake holders should include the Somali actors, donors as well as partner
institution, such as WB, UNDP, SMP AND PFM actors); and all other tasks detailed in the
Terms of Reference (TOR) that will be provided upon submission of application (in person or
by E-mail)
4. Duration: The assignment will be carried out in 140-person days.
The Office of the Prime Minister, Federal Government of Somalia now invites eligible
individual consultants to indicate their interest in providing the services. Interested consultants
must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services (CV’s,
description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions, availability of appropriate
skills, etc.).
5. Selection Criteria: The selection shall be based on qualification, experience and skills of the
candidate and followed by an interview. The qualifications, experience and competencies
• Master’s degree preferably in public administration, public sector management, public
policy, human resource management, strategic planning or closely related field.
• Demonstrated experience working with governments of developing countries including
fragile and conflict-affected states. Experience working in Somalia is an advantage.
• Demonstrated application of strategic planning tools
• Minimum of 10 years’ professional experience in public administration reform
• Proven ability to deliver results in complex and challenging environments, preferably in
• Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate orally, and in writing. Must have the
ability to communicate in Somali language.
• Excellent interpersonal skills ability to build consensus and good judgment in dealing
with politically sensitive issues.
6. Reporting
Consultant will closely work with the Government Team made up of senior government
officials of MOLSA, NCSC, MOF, MOPIED, Ministry responsible of Gender and the OPM.
The consultant will directly report to the Senior Public-Sector and Governance Advisor at the
OPM, who will lead the government coordination activities for the assignment.
7. Submission Requirements:
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. Please visit
setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest. In addition, please refer to specific
information on conflict of interest related to this assignment as per paragraph 1.9 of Consultant

A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the procedures set out in the World
Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and
IDA Credits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers dated January 2011 (revised July 2014)
– Selection of Individual Consultant.
Further information including a detailed Terms of Reference can be obtained from the
Project Coordination Unit (PCU) in person or by e-mail at the address below during
office hours 07:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Saturday to Thursday.
Expressions of interest and CV must be delivered in a written form to the address below
(in person, or by mail, courier or by e-mail) by September 25, 2018, local Time: 11 am
(Mogadishu time)
Contact Information
Attention: Capacity Injection Project Procurement Specialist, Office of the Prime
Minister, Villa Somalia, Mogadishu, Federal Government of Somalia
City: Mogadishu, Province/State: Banaadir,
Country: Somalia
E-mail: and,