Belize Social Investment Fund
REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
(CONSULTING SERVICES – INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANT SELECTION)
Belize Climate Resilient and Sustainable Agriculture Project (CRESAP)
Loan No.: 9347-BE
Project ID No.: P172592
Assignment Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist
Reference No. (as per Procurement Plan): CS 13
The Government of Belize has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Climate Resilient and Sustainable Agriculture Project and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services.
The consulting services (“the Services”) is for a suitable qualified fulltime PROJECT STAFF- MONITORING AND EVALUATION SPECIALIST as part of the Project Implementation Unit of the CRESAP within the Belize Social Investment Fund. The Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist will be part of the Project Implementation Unit (PIU) and will be in charge of the overall planning, monitoring and evaluation responsibility of the project during its execution, and will provide guidance and support to the PIU during the implementation phase so that the Project Development Objectives (PDO) and impacts are achieved in accordance with the Project Operation Manual (POM) and the Climate Smart Matching Grant Operation Manual (MGOM).
The GOB has appointed the Belize Social Investment Fund (BSIF) as the implementing agency for the project and the BSIF is seeking to recruit an individual to fill the position of Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist.
The consultancy is expected to be for an initial period of Twenty-four (24) months commencing March 2023. The Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist will be supervised by the Project Coordinator (PC) of the CRESAP.
The detailed Terms of Reference (TOR) for the assignment can be obtained by submitting a request in writing via e-mail to email@example.com or at the following link https://sifbelize.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/Monitoring_and_Evaluation_Specialist_TOR-Final-PDF.pdf on the website of BSIF at www.sifbelize.org.
The Belize Social Investment Fund 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 (such as cover letter, Curriculum Vitae etc.).
Minimum Mandatory Requirements *(Required)
Bachelor’s degree in development studies, statistics, social science, agriculture, rural development, project management, or any other field related to the assignment.
Five years of proven working experience in planning, monitoring and evaluation from internationally funded projects (i.e., World Bank, CDB, EU, UNDP, FAO, IFAD, etc.) with reference to the agriculture sector. (Max 20 points)
*If these minimum requirements are not met, the candidates will not be considered for the process*
Additional Requirements (Desirable)
- At least five years’ experience in designing and implementation of M&E systems. (Max 15 points)
- At least five years’ experience in the application of M&E methodologies and approaches (including quantitative, qualitative and participatory) (Max 15 points)
- At least five years’ experience in the preparation and use of the logical framework/theory of change and other strategic planning approaches (Max 15 points)
- At least 3 years’ experience in training M&E systems and implementation (Max 10 points)
- At least 3 years’ experience in facilitating learning-oriented analysis sessions of M&E data with multiple stakeholders. (Max 10 points)
- At least 3 years’ experience in working with age and gender disaggregated indicators. (Max 10 points)
- At least 3 years’ experience in informative analysis and report writing. (Max 5 points)
Minimum total points required to be considered for the assignment is 75 points.
The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to Section III, paragraphs, 3.14, 3.16, and 3.17 of the World Bank’s “Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers” July 2016 (“Procurement Regulations”), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest.
A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Selection of Individual Consultant method set out in the Procurement Regulations.
Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours, i.e., 0800 to 1600 hours Belize Time.
Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, or by mail, or by e-mail) by February 27, 2023 at 16:00 hours Belize Time
Belize Social Investment Fund
Attn: Ian Ramirez, Procurement Officer
P.O. Box 459, 1902 Constitution Drive (3rd Floor), Belmopan, Belize