Ministry of Infrastructure and Regional Development
National Office for Regional and Local Development
REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
(CONSULTANT SERVICES – LOCAL INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANT)
FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST
Implementation of the Moldova Water Security and Sanitation Project
Moldova Water Security and Sanitation Project (MWSSP) is a World Bank-financed Project to be implemented by the Ministry of Infrastructure and Regional Development (MIRD). The Project was signed on April 22, 2022, with expected effectiveness 120 days after signature date. The Project itself will have a duration of five years and aims to increase access to improved water supply and sanitation services in selected rural areas and towns, and to strengthen institutional capacities for water supply and sanitation service delivery.
I. OBJECTIVES OF THE CONSULTANCY
The objective of the assignment is to support the National Office for Regional and Local Development (the Project Implementation Unit (PIU)) under the Ministry of Infrastructure and Regional Development (MIRD) in the implementation and oversight of financial management aspects related to Project implementation. The Financial Management Specialist (FMS) will assist the PIU with planning, organizing, controlling and managing financial resources and flows with a view to achieve project’s goals and objectives, and ensure compliance with World Bank and national requirements. The FMS will undertake financial activities of the PIU related to the Project which will include disbursement of funds, use of funds, accounting, and payments as well as reporting. The FMS will be a part of the core PIU team.
II. QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
- University degree in economics, accounting, finance or related fields;
- At least 5 years of previous work experience in accounting/financial management;
- Knowledge of international and national accounting standards;
- Previous work experience in projects financed by the World Bank will be an advantage;
- Fluency in Romanian. Knowledge of English will be an advantage;
- Computer proficiency (1C, Windows, MS Office, Internet Explorer);
- Knowledge of water supply and sewage sector will be an advantage.
III. TERMS AND CONDITIONS
The main workplace of the Financial Management Specialist will be in Chisinau, sometimes he/she will have to activate in emergency conditions and carry out his / her activity in other localities of the country.
The Financial Management Specialist is hired on a contract basis. After the expiration of the term of employment the contract may be extended based on the evaluation of the employee's activity subject to common agreement.
The selection of the Consultant will be conducted in accordance with the World Bank Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers – Procurement in Investment Project Financing. Goods, Works, Non-Consulting and Consulting Services dated July 2016, and revised in November 2017, August 2018, and November 2020.
Interested qualified candidates should submit their expressions of interest and CVs, with the mark MWSSP FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST not later than June 16, 2022, local time 17:00 at the e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more details please see TERMS OF REFERENCE