Oglas za angažovanje tehničke pomoći za evaluaciju programa Nacionalnih stipendija za izvrsnost realizovanog kroz INVO projekat

MONTENEGRO
Ministry of Science

Consulting Services:  Individual Consultant
Loan No. 8118-0 ME
Project ID: P122785
Reference No. MNE-HERIC-81180-P122785-IC-CS-19-2.2.2.3

 

Request for Expressions of Interest for Technical Assistance for Evaluation of National Excellence Scholarship Programme implemented through HERIC project

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 Science intends to apply part of the proceeds of this loan towards payment for Technical Assistance for Evaluation of National Excellence Scholarship Programme implemented through HERIC project.   

The purpose of this service (“the Service”) is to recruit Consultant for Evaluation of National Excellence Scholarship Programme who will provide professional assistance by assessing the impact of the Programme in relation to its stated aims. It will include an evaluation of each of the three scholarship schemes. This will rely heavily on the information contained in the individual final reports and possibly interviews with selected scholars and their host universities. The outcome of this exercise will be a report on:

  • how effective the scholarships have been in achieving the programme objectives
  • provide key information for the design of future programmes

In addition to providing key information on the effectiveness of the scholarship programme and its impact, the evaluation will also provide an overview of its structure, as well as aspects that could be improved, in order to ensure its future sustainability through the development of new scholarship programmes based on this model.

It is expected that the selected Consultant will take up his/her work by middle of April 2019. The work will be completed by the end of May 2019.  The consultant will charge up to 20 days for this assignment. It is envisaged that work will require two trips to Montenegro (in total of 4 working days): first in the early stage of the work for consultation with the PMT, Ministry of Science and Ministry of Education, and the second for the presentation of prepared document. 

Ministry of Science, 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. documentation shall be presented in English language).  Individual consultants may be offered through firms or other organizations, but the qualifications of the individual consultant will be the basis of selection. Contract will be signed with proposed individuals.

Qualification criteria are:

  • University degree is mandatory, advanced degree will be an advantage;
  • At least 7 years of experience in the field of higher education;
  • Proven experience in similar assignments related to evaluation of scholarship/fellowship programmes;
  • Previous work experience in Montenegro/region will be an advantage;
  • Fluency in English required; fluency in Montenegrin will be an advantage.

Interested consultants may obtain further information at the address below from 8-14 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 April 12, 2019, 12,00h 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 2 (Stara zgrada Vlade)
81000 Podgorica,
Montenegro
Tel: +382 20 201-695
Fax: +382 20 201-698
e-mail: mirko.ljesevic@mif.gov.me