NAME OF PROJECT : THE DIGITAL MALAWI PROGRAM PHASE I: DIGITAL FOUNDATIONS PROJECT
CREDIT No. : 60500-MW
ASSIGNMENT TITLE : PROVISION OF CONSULTANCY SERVICES AS NETWORK ENGINEER FOR MAREN
REFERENCE No. : MW-PPPC-221354 -CS-INDV
The Government of Malawi has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the
implementation of a new ICT Project “Digital Malawi Program Phase I: Digital foundations Project” and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services of a Network Engineer to Malawi Research and Education Network (MAREN).
Through the Project, MAREN has been resuscitated leading to employment of three full time staff namely the Chief Executive Officer, the Chief Technical Officer and an Administrative Assistant. To date, the various building blocks for MAREN’s core services – international and national connectivity, business support hardware and software and a network operations centre – are in place and its data network is operational resulting in provision of Internet services to various institutions including College of Medicine, Chancellor College, Malawi Polytechnic, Mzuzu University, the Malawi University of Science and Technology, Malawi Adventist University and National Herbarium and Botanical Gardens. In view of this operationalisation of the data network and the building of value-added services, MAREN needs to setup up a team of engineers to support the network and clients.
It is against this background that the Project seeks services of a Network Engineer.
The Public Private Partnership Commission (PPPC) 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 consultant shall be an individual with relevant qualifications and experience. The
shortlisting criteria shall be:
At least a Bachelor’s degree in Telecommunications, ICT, Computer Science or related fields majoring in network engineering. Those with related diplomas coupled with long term experience in planning, deploying, managing and supporting telecom systems will also be considered.
Applicants with first degrees should have at least 3 years relevant continuous work experience in a network and systems administration while those with diplomas should have at least 6 years of work experience in the telecom industry
Hands-on experience in installing, configuring and managing routing and switching equipment under Cisco, Linux/Unix networking and Windows systems
Demonstrate hands on experience and know how in network configuration and user support
Demonstrate network troubleshooting experience in a very busy environment
The successful candidate shall work with MAREN for an initial period of 12 months with a possibility of renewal of the Contract based on performance.
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 Revised November 2017 and August 2018 (“Procurement Regulations”), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest.
A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Individual (INDV) selection method set out in the Procurement Regulations.
Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours, that is, 08:00 to 4:30 hours. Detailed Terms of Reference (TORs) are available on the PPPC and Public Procurement and Disposal of Assets Authority (PPDA) websites www.pppc.mw/procuremnt; www.ppda.mw. The TORs can also be sent to interested consultants by email upon request from the e-mail address indicated below.
Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, or by mail, or by fax, or by email) by 2:00pm local time on Monday, 21st June 2021.