Ministry of Finance
Ghana Economic Transformation Project (GETP)
Request for Expression of Interest (EOI)
The Ministry of Finance (MoF) has received financing from the World Bank for the implementation of the Ghana Economic Transformation Project (GETP),. The objective of the project is to promote private investments and firm growth in non-resource-based sectors. The guiding principle of the Project is to promote and strengthen a growth model that is conducive to economic transformation, to achieve higher rates of investment and productivity growth across the economy, especially in non-resource-based sectors.
Components: The Project has four components as follows:
Component 1 - Enabling investments: This component will focus on improving the enabling business environment, investment attraction capacity and the quality infrastructure support system for companies that want to invest and grow their businesses in Ghana.
Component 2 - Crowding-in investments: Promoting spatial and industrial planning and development: This component will focus on enhancing the Government’s programs in investment promotion and special development (including Special Economic Zones), thereby addressing the constraint to access quality industrial land in the country.
Component 3 - Accelerating Entrepreneurship and Micro Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) growth: This component will support entrepreneurship and MSME growth in non-resource-based sectors, addressing specifically the limited development of the MSME and entrepreneurship support ecosystem, including early stage financing.
Component 4 - Project Management and Evaluation: This component will finance project management activities including fiduciary responsibilities, procurement, communication and dissemination, as well as monitoring and evaluation of project implementation and its impact.
A. Duties and Responsibilities of the Consultant
- Manage the implementation of the project on a day-to-day basis and oversee the performance of PCU staff i.e procurement, financial management, M&E, safeguard and component technical specialists as well as Project Administrator;
- Work with cross functional teams/component experts to deliver on project activities to meet project objectives and targets;
- Develop and implement in collaboration with implementing agencies project implementation plans, including detailed activity work plan for each project component, in line with the guidelines and project/component/subcomponents descriptions found in the Project Appraisal Document (PAD), the Financial and Project Agreements (FA and PA), as well as the Project Implementation Manual (PIM);
- Organize and coordinate the Project Technical Committee meetings, as needed and described in the PIM;
- Report on project implementation progress, ensuring that all relevant activity, including results for the project’s M&E indicators and financial reports are produced on time and the results are synthesized into regular monthly, quarterly and annual reports to the Project Director, PSC, POC and IDA/World Bank, as needed and required;
- Work with MoF to ensure that the Government of Ghana meets all agreed financial covenants and disbursement conditions;
- Inform the Project Steering Committee of any deviations from agreed, procedures or conditions, in particular those set out in the PAD, FA, PA and PIM;
- Work with the GoG agencies, Development Partners and other stakeholders to promote innovations, coordination and harmonization of GETP activities at the sectoral level;
- Organize periodic knowledge sharing and consultation workshops with stakeholders including relevant Ministries, private sector and Development Partners;
- Prepare necessary materials for PSC and POC meetings, focusing on quantitative and qualitative aspects of project progress;
- Signal any issues delaying project implementation and recommend corrective measures;
- Act as the contact person of the IDA/World Bank Task Team Leader, including to obtain non-objections where required;
- Ensure the implementation of all recommendations of the POC and IDA/World Bank’s missions;
- Support the Project Director, in ensuring that the Project activities are communicated to relevant Ministries, Government Agencies, and other stakeholders;
- Hold consultations with project beneficiaries to ensure ownership, relevance, and effectiveness of project activities and reform efforts;
- Organize the POC and PSC Meetings, as required for each;
- Establish and implement a communication and visibility plan for the project; and
- Carry out any additional related tasks as assigned by the Project Director;
B. Selection Criteria
- Advanced Degree in Project Management, Public Policy, Business Administration/Management, Finance, Economics or any other related fields;
- A minimum of ten (10) years of professional and management experience in the private sector;
- Experience in at least one of the themes supported by the project (Investment Promotion, business regulatory environment; SMEs and entrepreneurship);
- Experience in coordinating similar Donor funded projects. Coordination of World Bank funded projects will particularly be an added advantage;
- Experience of having worked with public institutions in Ghana in at least one of the topics covered by the project.
The appointment will be for an initial period of 24 months, with the possibility of an extension subject to satisfactory performance as evaluated by the Project Steering Committee and in consultation with the World Bank.
D. Required documents
The application should include the following documents:
- An updated CV
- Copies of relevant diplomas (university degrees, etc.)
The Consultant will be selected in accordance with Individual Selection Method as set out in the Consultant Guidelines (Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits &a Grants by World Bank Borrowers (“Consultant Guidelines”) [January 2011 version, revised in 2014].
E. Submission of Expressions of Interest
Interested Consultants may obtain further clarification and Terms of Reference, preferably by e- mail, at the address below from 9.00AM to 4.00PM, Monday through Friday (except on public holidays).
Expressions of interest shall be in English and must be delivered via electronic submissions to the following email addresses: email@example.com and PWujakpa@mofep.gov.gh
THE PROJECT COORDINATOR
GHANA ECONOMIC TRANSFORMATION PROJECT (GETP)
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
BOX MB 40, ACCRA, GHANA
ATTN: PROCUREMENT UNIT
ROOM 340, MAIN BLOCK
TEL: 0302-747197 / EXT. 1540
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