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Grant No.: IDA V190


Reference No. KOITIIP-INDV2

The Government of Kiribati has received financing from the World Bank towards the cost of the Kiribati Outer Islands Transport Infrastructure Investment Project -IDA V190, and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services.

The main objective of this consultancy is to ensure that the KOITIIP is implemented successfully, in accordance with World Bank standards and procedures, the Grant Agreement, Credit Agreement, Project Agreement, and other approved project documentation.

The primary role of the Chief Technical Advisor (CTA) is to provide technical support and mentoring of the OIIU Project Manager (PM) to be able to competently deliver all functions. This will be through a combination of effectively full-time support for the first one year, followed by part time support for a further two years.

The CTA will be based at the Project Implementation Unit (PIU) at the Ministry of Finance & Economic Development (MFED) in Bairiki and shall report to the OIIU Project Manager.

The detailed Terms of Reference (TOR) for the assignment can be found here.

The Ministry of Infrastructure and Sustainable Energy (MISE) now invites eligible individuals (“Consultants”) to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services (attach curriculum vitae with description of experience in similar assignments, similar conditions, etc.). Firms’ staff may express interest through the employing firm for the assignment and, under such situation, only the experience and qualifications of individuals shall be considered in the selection process.

The criteria for selecting the Consultant are:

  1. Knowledge, Experience and Qualification
    1. A minimum of 15 years’ of work experience covering a combination of technical, project management and general management roles is essential, including (for each of the below relevant South Pacific island nations experience is preferred):
  2. At least 10 years’ technical experience in civil works involving roads, small-scale maritime structures, and small building construction;
  3. At least 5 years’ general management experience at a senior level in public or private sectors;
  • At least 5 years experience in project managing transport projects (with focus on maritime, roads, causeways and bridges); and
  1. At least 1-year experience of Donor Funded Project projects with associated working knowledge of the operational procedures (procurement, safeguards and reporting) of international organizations, in particular the ADB, World Bank (IDA and/or IBRD), or JICA.
    1. Demonstrated ability toboth work independently and to lead an inter-disciplinary team of professionals, along with experience in working with diverse stakeholders under tight timelines;
    2. The Consultant will have a degree (or similar qualification) in engineering, economics, law, finance or related field from a recognized tertiary institution, or equivalent relevant operational qualification. Registration as a chartered or professional engineer is preferred; and
    3. Must be in good health (noting the requirement to travel to and stay for short periods of time on the remote Kiribati outer islands, and inspecting active work sites) supported by a valid medical report from a certified and recognized medical practitioner.
  2. ProfessionalCompetencies:
    1. Results-oriented approach to working and a high level of self-management;
    2. Excellent analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills;
    3. Excellent English written and oral communication skills;
    4. Excellent presentation and facilitation skills;
    5. Demonstrated diplomatic and negotiating skills;
    6. Strong project and office management skills,
    7. Computer literate and able to use Microsoft Office products competently;
    8. Planning and organization skills; and
    9. Cooperation/Teamwork;

The attention of interested Consultants (including firms) is drawn to paragraph 3.14, 3.16 and 3.17 of the World Bank’s Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers [dated July 2016 revised in November 2017 and August 2018] (“the Regulations”), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest.

Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours, 0800 to 1600 hours.

Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person or by e-mail) by 6 th March 2020, during office hours.


Ministry of Infrastructure and Sustainable Energy

Betio, Tarawa, Kiribati

Tel: +686 75126192

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