TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR RECRUITMENT OF INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANT
PROJECT ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
The Government of Malawi has obtained a credit from the International Development Association (IDA) which is aimed at increasing access to financial services, promote entrepreneurship and capabilities of MSMEs in Malawi including addressing Covid-19 implications. The project is designed to be implemented over a period of 5 years with the entire amount financed by an IDA loan from the World Bank (WB)
The Project Development Objective (PDO) of FInES is to increase access to financial services, promote entrepreneurship and capabilities of MSMEs in Malawi including addressing COVID-19 implications. The project scope consists of four related components that will contribute to the achievement of the PDO described as follows:
Component 1: Liquidity Enhancement to MSMEs
The component aims at increasing the supply of wholesale financing to the project’s participating financial intermediaries (PFIs) and scaling lending and/or investments to MSMEs.
Component 2: Scaling Entrepreneurship and Building Firm Capabilities
The component will facilitate the building of firms’ capabilities, with measures to enhance the quality of business support provided by private and public BDSs.
Component 3: Enhancing the Enabling Environment for Supporting the Financial Inclusion and Growth of Entrepreneurs
The component builds on activities supported under the Financial Sector Technical Assistance Project (FSTAP.
This component will finance the implementation of activities that make it possible for MSMEs to access financing from financial institutions and to improve their prospect to grow.
Component 4: Project Implementation Support
The Component will support the process of strengthening the capacity of Reserve Bank of Malawi to manage the project and also the provision of technical assistance for preparation of phases of the project.
The project will be managed by a Project Implementation Unit (PIU) under the Reserve Bank of Malawi. The PIU will oversee the day-to-day project implementation; monitor progress; coordinate the utilization of project funds; and establish mechanisms to account for this utilization. To fulfil these roles, the Project will be headed by a Project Manager at the PIU, as well as the required technical and fiduciary experts in accordance to criteria established in the PIM.
The Reserve Bank of Malawi therefore intends to apply part of these proceeds from the credit to recruit an individual consultant to take up assignment of Project Administrative Assistant to be positioned in the Project Implementation Unit (PIU) for the Financial Inclusion and Entrepreneurship Scaling Project (FInES).
2. The Objective of this Assignment
The Reserve Bank of Malawi is seeking the services of Project Administrative Assistant to provide support to the smooth and effective operation of of FInES Project by performing logistical and administrative support duties to ensure effective delivery of services and achievement of objectives.
3. Post Description
The project seeks to recruit a Project Administrative Assistant as an individual Consultant.
4. Scope of the Assignment
The Project Administrative Assistant will be responsible for providing day to day professional, high quality administration, logistical and coordination support to the Project and serve as the point of contact for a range of staff and external stakeholders.
Specifically, the Project Administrative Assistant will perform the following duties:
5. Performance Criteria
The following performance criteria will be used to assess the performance of the Project Administrative Assistant annually and based upon these assessments the contract with the Project may be continued or terminated:
6. Reporting/ Deliverables
Project Administrative Assistant will be directly reporting to the Project Manager and will also be responsible for supervision of the Driver/messenger in the PIU. The following are some of the required reports and deliverables of the Project Administrative Assistant:
7. Key Qualifications and Experience
The candidate should meet the following minimum qualifications:
8. Duration of the Assignment
The assignment is for a period of 5 years with contract eligible for review and renewal annually. The recruitment will be on an individual consultancy basis.
9. Location of Employment
The Project Administrative Assistant will be based at the PIU Office in Lilongwe.
Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours from 8:00 hours to 12:00 hours and from 14:00 hours to 17:00 hours except on Weekends and Public Holidays.
How to apply
Expressions of interest including detailed updated Curriculum Vitae and copies of professional and academic qualifications must be delivered in a written form in person to the address below, or by mail, by e-mail by 25th June, 2021.
The Project Manager
Financial Inclusion and Entrepreneurship Project (FInES)
Reserve Bank of Malawi
P. O Box 30063