Position: Environmental Safeguards Specialist
REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
(CONSULTING SERVICES – INDIVIDUAL SELECTION)
Country : MALAWI
Name of Project : LILONGWE WATER AND SANITATION PROJECT
Credit No : IDA – 61720
Assignment Title : ENVIRONMENTAL SAFEGUARDS SPECIALIST
Reference No. : MW-LWSP-234468-CS-INDV
Lilongwe Water Board (LWB) through the Government of Malawi (GoM) has received a credit from the
World Bank towards implementation of the Lilongwe Water and Sanitation Project (LWSP). The LWSP became effective on 26 March 2018 with a closing date of 30 June 2023.
The project development objective is to increase access to improved water services and safely managed
sanitation in Lilongwe city. The project scope consists of four components: (i) Component 1 – water
distribution network rehabilitation, expansion and non-revenue water reduction; (ii) Component 2 -Priority sanitation improvements; (iii) Component 3 – Technical assistance; and (iv) component 4 – Institutional capacity strengthening. The project is being implemented jointly by LWB and Lilongwe City Council (LCC).
However, the overall coordination of the Project will lie with LWB through the Project Implementation Unit (PIU).
The consulting services include: ensuring that various interventions implemented under LWSP comply with environmental policies, laws and regulations governing national/Country and World Bank Safeguards Policies that will be triggered by the project implementation. Determine to what extent the Environmental Safeguard Policies of the World Bank and national legislations and regulations are followed during implementation of project activities such as: project components screening, construction of the infrastructures, and implementation, reviewing of Environmental and Social Management Plans (ESMP) and Resettlement Action Plans prepared by consultants for the various project sub components, level of compliance with regard to the provisions in the Environment Management Act 2017, Occupational Health and Safety Act 1997 and other cross cutting issues.
The Lilongwe Water Board 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. The shortlisting criteria are:
Detailed Terms of Reference (TORs) are available on the LWB website https://www.lwb.mw/tenders/. The TORs can also be sent to interested consultants by e-mail upon request from the e-mail address indicated below:
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”), Revised November 2017 and August 2018, setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest.
A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Individual Consultant (INDV) selection method set out in the Procurement Regulations.
Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours i.e. 08:00 to 16:30 hours.
How to apply
Expressions of interest clearly marked: “Expression of Interest – Environmental Safeguards Specialist” including detailed curriculum vitae and copies of academic and professional certificates must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, or by mail, or by e-mail) by 2nd July, 2021.
The Chief Executive Officer
Attn: Chairman – Internal Procurement and Disposal Committee
Lilongwe Water Board
Madzi House, Off Likuni Road
P. O. Box 96
Tel: +265 1 714 200