REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
(CONSULTANT SERVICES - LOCAL INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANT) CHIEF WSS ENGINEER
Implementation of the Moldova Water Security and Sanitation Project (P173076)
Moldova Water Security and Sanitation Project (MWSSP) is a World Bank-financed Project to be implemented by the Ministry of Infrastructure and Regional Development (MIRD). The Project was signed on April 22, 2022, with expected effectiveness 120 days after signature date. The Project itself will have a duration of five years and aims to increase access to improved water supply and sanitation services in selected rural areas and towns, and to strengthen institutional capacities for water supply and sanitation service delivery.
I. OBJECTIVES OF THE CONSULTANCY
The objective of the assignment is to support the National Office for Regional and Local Development (the Project Implementation Unit (PIU)) under the Ministry of Infrastructure and Regional Development (MIRD) in the implementation and oversight of technical Water Supply and Sanitation (WSS) aspects related to Project implementation. The Chief WSS Engineer, hired as a consultant, will play an integral role in the core PIU team, and is expected to lead, manage and coordinate timely technical implementation and ensure compliance with World Bank and national requirements of the Republic of Moldova, in line with the Project Approval documents. The Chief WSS Engineer will be responsible for the coordination of all technical project WSS related issues, including preparing and in review of the technical requirements of Bidding Documents and technical bids, participation in the evaluation process, providing support in negotiations, supervision of the WSS related contracts and co-signing the WSS contract related documentation (ex. bill of quantities, etc.), providing input to the progress reports or other reports prepared under the project.
II. QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
- Degree in civil engineering or related field;
- Minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience in in preparing and implementing WSS projects. Previous experience with similar assignments will be an asset;
- Proficiency in English and Romanian languages;
- Computer skills (MS Office and familiarity with project management software, such as MS Project).
III. TERMS AND CONDITIONS
The main workplace of the Chief WSS Engineer will be in Chisinau, sometimes he/she will have to activate in emergency conditions and carry out his / her activity in other localities of the country.
The Chief WSS Engineer is hired on a contract basis. After the expiration of the term of employment the contract may be extended based on the evaluation of the employee's activity subject to common agreement.
The selection of the Consultant will be conducted in accordance with the World Bank Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers - Procurement in Investment Project Financing. Goods, Works, Non-Consulting and Consulting Services dated July 2016, and revised in November 2017, August 2018, and November 2020.
Interested qualified candidates should submit their expressions of interest and CVs, with the mark MWSSP CHIEF WSS ENGINEER not later than June 16, 2022, local time 17:00 at the e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
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