REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
(CONSULTING SERVICES – INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANT SELECTION)
NIGERIA ECOWAS- ELECTRICITY ACCESS PROJECT (ECOWAS-REAP) (Phase 1)
Selection of an Accountant (Individual Consultant) for the Regional
Coordination Unit (RCU)
Reference No.: (Phase /)- PI64044
The Economic Community of West African State (ECOWAS) has received a grant from the World Bank toward the ECOWAS Regional Electricity Access Project (ECOWAS-REAP), and intends to apply part of the proceeds for the
Selection of an Accountant (Individual Consultant) for the Regional Coordination Unit.
The consulting services (“the Services”) include the followings as shown below and the duration of the contract shall be for an initial period of 3 years with a probation period of 1 year renewable subject to satisfactory performance. The total duration of the contract is expected to exceed the 3 year period depending on the project needs. The consultant is expected to be available in the ECOWAS’s office in Abuja full time. In order to carry out the assignment successfully, the specific responsibilities of the consultant include:
A Planning and budget:
Support the preparation of annual project work plans and budget and monitor their implementation
Participate in annual work planning and progress reporting meeting with the RCU Coordinator and the PIUs Coordinator.
Assist national PIUs Accountant during the first phase of the project.
(B) Accounting Reporting:
Establish a robust project accounting system, including reporting and filing system, in accordance with the project document and the PIM procedures as well as World Bank procedures.
Minimum petty cash transactions, including writing receipts, preparing payment request form, disbursement of cash and clearing of advances.
Manage banking transactions related to the project, including preparing bank transfer requests, submitting them to the bank, monitoring transfers and preparing monthly bank reconciliation statements and reporting:
Safeguard of all vouchers including supporting documents for review by both internal and external auditors
Reconcile all balance sheet accounts and oversee to the preparation of bank reconciliation statements for the bank accounts of the Project
Prepare project financial reports for agreement by RCU Coordinator, and Clearance deeded
EDUCATION QUALIFICATION AND SKILLS
Candidates must speak and write fluent French and English, and have excellent written, presentation and reporting skill; Knowledge of Portuguese will be a plus.
The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 3.16 and 3.17 of the World Bank’s Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers: Procurement in Investment Project Financing Goods, Works, Non-Consulting aid Consulting Services, July 2016, setting forth foe World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest in Consulting Services.
A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Selection of Individual Consultant set out in the Consultant Guidelines.
Further information can be obtained at the address below during Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00p.m. (GMT + 1) Local Time.
ECOWAS Commission, Directorate of General Administration,
Mr. Seydou BANGORA, Head of Procurement,
Procurement Division, Plot 101, Yakubu Gowon Crescent, Asokoro District, Abuja, NIGERIA.
Tel: +234 706 409 0671
Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form (in person, by registered mail or by e-mail,) to the address below, latest by 3 August, 2019 at 5:00pm (GMT + 1).
(i) Electronically to the email addresses below
With copies to:
(ii) Delivered in a written form (one (1) signed original plus three (3) copies in (person, or by registered mail) to the physical address:
ECOWAS Commission, Procurement Division, First (1st) Floor of the ECOWAS Commission Headquarters, Plot 101, Yakubu Gowon Crescent, Asokoro District, Abuja, NIGERIA.
Commissioner, General Administration & Conference