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Request for Expression of Interest

PREP Tonga/CON05
INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANT – DISASTER RISK FINANCE AND INSURANCE ADVISOR
Ministry of Meteorology, Energy, Information, Disaster Management, Environment, Climate Change and Communications (MEIDECC)
Kingdom of Tonga
Pacific Resilience Program (PREP) Tonga
Credit No: 5689 TO/Grant No.: D078 TO
Assignment Title: INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANT – DISASTER RISK FINANCE AND INSURANCE ADVISOR
Reference No.: PREP Tonga /CON05
The Government of Tonga has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Pacific Resilience Program (PREP) and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services for Individual Consultant – DISASTER RISK FINANCE AND INSURANCE ADVISOR
The Consultant will be based in the Ministry of Finance and National Planning (MFNP) to build the capacity within MFNP for development, administration and implementation of disaster risk financing instruments. This should encompass (i) oversight for the national Disaster Risk Financing and Insurance (DRFI) and climate finance strategy; (ii) ensuring insurance of key public assets provides adequate coverage against Tonga’s main disaster perils; (iii) mainstreaming risk reduction into the budgetary process; (iv) supporting swift budget mobilization and execution of funds in the event of a disaster, with cost as well as quality-based considerations that adhere to emergency procurement procedures; (v) strengthening Tonga’s capacity to access climate finance; (vi) supporting representation at any regional or international meeting on DRFI, ensuring that experiences and lessons learned in this area are shared; and (vii) supporting the implementation of the Contingency Emergency Response Component (CERC) under subcomponent 3.1.
The Ministry of Meteorology, Energy, Information, Disaster Management, Environment, Climate Change and Communications (MEIDECC) now invites eligible Individual Consultants (“Consultants”) to indicate their interest in providing their Services. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that
they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services. Curriculum Vitae (should include a description of education and general qualifications, similar assignments, experience in similar conditions etc. and the names, business contacts and email addresses of three (3) referees).
The Shortlisting criteria are;
 Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in economics/finance/public policy/accounting/or equivalent;
 Strong knowledge of the macroeconomic context in the Pacific region;  A minimum of ten years of progressively responsible experience in public finance management and/or budget planning processes;
 Experience working with Ministry of Finance in the Pacific Region;
 Strong quantitative skills;
 Excellent writing and oral skills.
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 January 2011, revised July 2014 (“Consultant Guidelines”), 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 Consultant Guidelines – Section V.
Further information can be obtained by sending an email to: Lilika Fifita at: lika_fifita@yahoo.com.au or Maliu Takai, at: moeaotakai@gmail.com - Project Management Unit, MEIDECC.
Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, or by mail, or by fax, or by e-mail) by 15 February 2017.
Attention: Paula Ma’u
The Chief Executive Officer
Ministry of Meteorology, Energy, Information, Disaster Management, Environment, Climate Change and Communications (MEIDECC)
P. O. Box 1380
1st Floor OG Sanft Building
Nuku'alofa
TONGA
Tel: (676) 23-160 or 28-170