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: Senior Accounts Officer
Reference No. (as per Procurement Plan): CS 05
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- SENIOR ACCOUNTS OFFICER as part of the Project Implementation Unit of the CRESAP within the Belize Social Investment Fund. The Senior Accounts Officer will have the overall responsibility of sundry project accounting and administrative tasks required for the successful implementation of the Climate Resilient and Sustainable Agriculture Project.
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 Senior Accounts Officer.
The consultancy is expected to be for an initial period of Twenty-four (24) months commencing November 2022. The Senior Accounts Officer will be supervised by the Finance Unit Coordinator of the Social Investment Fund (SIF).
The detailed Terms of Reference (TOR) for the assignment can be obtained by submitting a request in writing via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or at the following link https://sifbelize.org/wpcontent/uploads/2022/10/CS–05–Terms–of–Reference–TOR–Senior–Accounts–Officer–CRESAP101022–final.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) Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Management, Business Administration, Finance or equivalent qualification.
Three (3) years’ experience working in accounting field in public or private sector performing tasks that include reconciliation of bank statements, preparation of payroll and conducting general accounting services. (max 20 points)
*If these minimum requirements are not met, candidates will not be considered for the process*
Additional Requirements (Desirable)
- Three or more years of experience conducting accounting services for international funding agencies (max 25 points)
- At least three years of experience working with automated financial information systems preferably Quick-books (max 20 points)
- Experience working in a project environment (max 15 points)
- Experience conducting accounting processes under strict guidelines
- Project Management training completed (max 10 points)
- Formal training completed or working knowledge of Fund Accounting and Multi-Currency transactions (max 10 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 October 28, 2022 at 16:00 hours Belize Time.
Belize Social Investment Fund
Attn: Nellie Trench, Finance Coordinator
P.O. Box 459, 1902 Constitution Drive (3rd Floor), Belmopan, Belize