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PROJECT FOR INTEGRATED URBAN AND TOURISM DEVELOPMENT (PIUTD)
Project ID No: P155875
IBRD Loan No. 8656-AL

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
Individual Consultants “Urban Specialist”
(Procurement Reference Consultancy IC/2017/2)


The Government of Albania has received financing in the amount of EURO 63, 8 million equivalents from the World Bank toward the cost of the Project for Integrated Urban and Tourism Development (PIUTD) and it intends to apply part of the proceeds for payment of the Individual Consultants, staff of the Project Coordination Unit within Ministry of Urban Development.


Albanian Development Fund as implementing agency of the above mention project is seeking engagement that will work for Ministry of Urban Development an individual Consultant – Urban Specialist for the purpose of the Project’s implementation”


Objective of the Assignment


The objective of the services by the Project Coordinator are to: (i) assure that MoUDs responsibilities’ in project implementation are fulfilled – including overall oversight of project implementation and monitoring of main project activities, (ii) lead the PCU and serve as main liaison between MoUD and ADF, as well as other partners (line ministries and municipalities), (iii) guide the prioritization of investments through the detailed urban design studies and lead any screening/ranking exercise for tourist site selection in coordination with project stakeholders (iii) assure that periodic project Steering Committee meetings are held, and (iv) assure that technical inputs for project implementation are provided to ADF in a timely matter.


Scope of work


To achieve the objective the Project Coordinator –include, but are not limited to:


1. Serve as main liaison between the MoUD and the ADF implementing team, as well as other partners, for the purpose of PIUTD project implementation.

2. Lead the PCU staff which will be composed, apart from the Project Coordinator, by an architect and a tourism expert.

3. Assure that all responsibilities’ for the MoUD as per the Project’s Operational Manual are carried out in strict observance of the Project’s documents and applicable rules including the Loan Agreement.

4. Assure periodic meetings of the Project Steering Committee are held with the participation of key project partners. Prepare reports, minutes of such meetings and assure that these reports, minutes are filed and communicated to the World Bank and key project partners.

5. Participate actively in joint-project team meetings with ADF, in field-visits for the monitoring of project activities in the South of Albania,citizen’s engagement activities and communication campaigns, and in World Bank team implementation support missions.

6. Ensuring effective and timely communication with government and non-government entities/agencies and donors involved and coherence in on-going and planned projects and programs.

7. Guide the development of the urban design studies and selection of Year 2-5 investments in the four selected municipalities assuring that they are identified in accordance to what is outlined in the project documents (selection process and criteria, safeguards criteria) and in cooperation with key project partners as needed.

8. Guide the selection of additional touristic sites – if needed – under Component 2 in accordance to what is outlined in the project documents (selection process and criteria, safeguards criteria) and in cooperation with key project partners as needed.

9. Assure that inputs for project implementation are provided on behalf of the MoUD to ADF in a timely manner as outlined in the Project’s Operational Manual; such as:

• Review and comment on Annual Implementation Plan prepared by ADF
• Review and provide feedback on proposed changes to the procurement plan
• Review and comment on ToRs for project activities as requested by ADF
• Review and comment consultants deliverables including reports, preliminary designs as requested by ADF,
• Participate in tender committees as requested by ADF

10. Assure the maintenance of updated project information in the Ministry’s website.

11. Assure office equipment and vehicles are operated with agreed standards and used only for the purpose of the PIUTD project

12. Other specific tasks for the implementation if needed and requested from the Project Authorizing Official (with confirmation from the Bank).


Required qualifications and experience


• University degree in Environmental Engineering, Civil Engineering, Urban Planning, Architecture or equivalent professional qualifications appropriate to this assignment;

• Master’s degree in Urban Planning, Urban Studies, Architecture or Development Studies;

• At least 10 years of professional experience in the above areas.

• At least 3 years of experience in project management.

• Experience of participation and working in multi- disciplinary teams;

• Candidates with over 3 years’ experience in national/international agencies projects, preferably World Bank funded projects will be an advantage;

• Knowledge of Albanian institutions responsible for land use planning and management, tourism development and management will be an advantage.

• Good management skills, specifically, experience in management of technical staff and infrastructure projects is desirable;

• Proven extensive experience and technical ability to manage a large project.

• Experience in project and contract management and supervision.

• Effective interpersonal, management and negotiation skills proven through successful interaction with stakeholders, including senior government officials, regional/local authorities, communities, and NGOs.

• Excellent command of spoken and written English language; and

• Computer skills, including word processing and spreadsheets.


Reporting and Duration

The Project Coordinator will report to the Project Authorizing Official [Director of Territorial Development Policies] and to the Project Steering Committee. The Project Coordinator should work in close coordination with ADF project team. The Project Coordinator is expected to work full time. The contract will be for an initial period of 3 months, renewable for 12 months, based on the satisfactory performance of the incumbent’s duties and responsibilities.


The short listing criteria are:


1 – General Qualification - 30 points

2 – Adequacy for the Assignment - 60 points

3 – Specific Experience - 10 points


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


The selection method to be applied is Individual Consultant Selection (IC), in accordance with the procedures set out in the World Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers (January 2011).


Interested consultants may obtain further information at the website of ADF www.albaniandf.org or at the address below, during office hours 08:00 to 16:30 (Monday to Thursday) and 08:00 to 14:00 on Friday.


Mr. Artur ZAJA
Procurement Specialist
Albanian Development Fund
Address: Rruga “Sami Farsheri, No. 10, Tirana, Albania
Tel: + 355 42235597/8
E-mail: azaja@albaniandf.org


Expressions of interest must be delivered simultaneously in a written form (in person, or by mail) to the below address:


Mr. Artur ZAJA
Procurement Specialist
Albanian Development Fund
Address: Rruga “Sami Farsheri, No. 10, Tirana, Albania
Tel: + 355 42235597/8
E-mail: azaja@albaniandf.org


and

Mr. Nertil Jole
Ministry of Urban Development
nertil.jole@zhvillimiurban.gov.al
Rruga Sermedin Said Toptani,
Tiranë, Shqipëri


The envelope must clearly indicate the position, for which it is applied. The deadline for receipt of submission is March 14, 2017, at 16:00 noon.


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