CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST FOR A SHORT-TERM CONSULTANT ON VALIDATION
The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) is a global standard that promotes transparency and accountability in the oil, gas and mining sectors.
Validation is an essential feature of the EITI implementation process. It is intended to provide stakeholders with an impartial assessment of whether EITI implementation in a country is consistent with the provisions of the EITI Standard or not.
Papua New Guinea underwent its first validation in 2018 in which the EITI Board granted ‘meaningful progress’ in implementing the EITI Standard. It is now high time for PNG’s second country validation which is set to begin on 1st April 2022.
Provision of Consultancy services on validation
The PNGEITI calls for expressions of interest from competent firms or consultant (s) to compile documentation in preparation for Papua New Guinea’s second country validation. This task will require high level coordination among the Multi-Stakeholder Group members for the collection and collation of data and information.
The second country validation will be executed under a ‘New Validation Model’ which differs from the previous model used in the first country validation. This new model will introduce usage of new reporting templates that will require detailed data gathering and collation of information for a comprehensive assessment, capturing each requirement of the EITI Standard. Due to the technicality of the information and data, this exercise requires adequate time and dedication to collate and complete. The National Secretariat with the endorsement of the MSG, have agreed to engage the services of an independent administrator to undertake this assignment.
Objectives of the Assignment
The objective of the assignment is;
- To prepare the MSG for the second validation exercise;
- Coordinate pre-validation workshops for the Validation Technical Working Group and the MSG;
- Compile data and information using the validation templates;
- Provide technical support to the TWG and MSG during the course of this assignment.
- Consultant must have more than five (5) years proven experience in data compilation, and conducting data analysis;
- Extensive experience in producing high level data and information assessment for research and or validation would be an advantage;
- Excellent technical capacity in high level stakeholder engagement and facilitation;
- Must be tax compliant; indicating Tax registration certificate or TIN;
- In addition, if operating as a company, it will be a requirement to submit certified copies of the Certificate of incorporation as a company.
Applicants are required to submit the following:
- A technical proposal: letter of Interest, stating why you consider your services suitable for the assignment;
- Company profile on handling related assignment;
- Personal CVs for individual consultant highlighting qualifications and experience;
- Accurate business or personal address i.e. physical, postal, telephones and email;
- Contact details of referees from organisations for whom you have provided your services;
- Financial proposal indicating consultancy fee and a breakdown of expenses (unit price together with any other expenses) relating to the assignment;
- Both technical and financial proposal must not exceed five pages.
Interested bidders may obtain a copy of the Terms of Reference (ToR) which outlines specific tasks involved in the assignment by clicking the link below: http://pngeiti.online/job-type/jobs/
Application to be addressed to:
The Head of National Secretariat
PNG Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (PNGEITI)
P O Box 1907
PORT MORESBY, NCD
Applications through expressions must be sent to the following email: Francis_Diakon@treasury.gov.pg or can also be hand delivered to the Treasury Building, Waigani Drive.
All applications to be submitted no later than 4.30pm, 12 November, 2021.
HEAD OF NATIONAL SECRETARIAT