Oglas za angažovanje eksternih evaluatora (2 pozicije) u okviru šeme za dodjelu grantova za institucionalno unaprjeđenje

MONTENEGRO
Ministry of Education

Consulting Services: Individual Consultant
Loan No. 8118-0 ME
Project ID: P122785
Reference No. MNE-HERIC-81180-P122785-IC-CS-15-1.3.2.2

Request for Expressions of Interest for External Evaluator of proposals for the Institutional Improvement Grants Scheme (2 positions)

This request for expressions of interest follows the general procurement notice for this project that appeared in Development Business on May 03, 2012.
Montenegro has received a loan in the amount of 12.00 million EUR (equivalent to US$ 15.98 million) from the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) for the “Higher Education and Research for Innovation and Competitiveness” (HERIC) project.
Ministry of Education intends to apply part of the proceeds of this loan towards payment for External Evaluator of proposals for the Institutional Improvement Grants Scheme (2 positions).

The purpose is to recruit External Evaluator (2 positions) to provide technical assistance to the Ministry of Education by participating at the Evaluation Committee for evaluation of project proposals received within Institutional Improvement Grants Scheme.

It is envisioned that the selected external evaluator will perform the following activities:

  • Review the project proposals, in accordance with the Grants Operational Manual for the Institutional Improvement Grants Scheme and prepare individual evaluation reports (including scores) for each proposal;
  • In addition to the individual evaluation reports, jointly with other Evaluation Committee members prepare summary evaluation report for each proposal (outline of individual evaluations), with joint comments, including issues to be raised/clarified with an applicant during negotiation phase and project’s final score. The summary evaluation reports will be submitted to the applicants as feedback information;
  • Jointly with other Evaluation Committee members prepare the Final evaluation report, with the final ranking list of all evaluated applications and make recommendations to the Ministry of Education for the selection of the proposals for financing.

It is expected that the selected evaluator will take up his/her work by mid November 2015 and that entire work will be completed by end December 2015. It is envisioned that work will require one trip to Montenegro for the Evaluation Committee members meeting.

Ministry of Education, through the HERIC PMT and Technical Service Unit, 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, brochures, description of similar assignments performed, experience in similar conditions, etc.). Individual consultants may be offered through firms or other organizations, but the qualifications of the individual consultant will be the basis of selection.
Qualification criteria are:

  •  At least 7 years of the work experience;
  •  Master or PhD degree will be an advantage;
  • Proven extensive experience in international peer review, especially on organizational  development/institutional development projects/programmes;
  •  Capability to evaluate proposals across a wide range of disciplines;
  •  Previous work experience in Montenegro would be an advantage;
  •  Fluency in English required.

Interested consultants may obtain further information at the address below from 9-15 hours local time.

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 (edition January 2011) (“Consultant Guidelines”), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest.

A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Individual Consultant (IC) method set out in the Consultant Guidelines.

Expressions of interest must be delivered to the address below by October 30, 2015, 15,00h local time.

EoI should be submitted Via E-mail and must clearly indicate project name, subject number and sender details.

Ministry of Finance
Technical Service Unit
Attn: Mirko Lješević
Address: Jovana Tomasevica b.b. (Stara zgrada Vlade)
81000 Podgorica,
Montenegro
Tel: +382 20 201-695
Fax: +382 20 201-698
e-mail: mirko.ljesevic@mif.gov.me