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EOI Name:
Engagement Of Field Coordinators
EOI Package No:
GR/MOH/CS/CPBF/01/2017
EOI Opening Date:
03/10/2017
EOI Closing Date
17/10/2017
EOI Description:
Engagement Of Field Coordinators To Work On The Implementation Of Community Performance Based Financing (CPBF) Pilot Project. The Ministry of Health (MoH) has received funds from the World Bank to support Maternal Child Health and Nutrition service delivery and other MCHNP activities in all regions. Part of the implementation processes is to undertake the piloting of Community Performance Based Financing (cPBF) in two districts each in four target regions namely Northern, Upper East, Upper West and Volta. The pilot selected districts are North Gonja, West Gonja, Bawku West, Talensi, Lawra, Nandom, Agotime Ziope, and Kadjebi. Project implementation will require full time attention to coordination and ensuring the necessary processes are implemented in a timely manner. In view of the need to provide consistent support, information and guidance especially to service delivery levels (districts, sub districts, and the community levels) during implementation of the project, there is a need for the recruitment of field coordinators for a period of two years to support the Ghana Health Service in the implementation of the project in all the regions. This is a two-year specific contract without expectation of full time appointment in Ghana Health Service. These Field Coordinators will be posted to the four target regions and must be willing to travel extensively. The Ministry of Health now invites interested personnel to indicate their interest in providing the services by submitting an Application Letter together with a detailed and signed Curriculum Vitae (CV) indicating their qualifications and experiences to perform the service. Copies of all relevant certificates must be attached
  

EOI Name:
Preparation of 2016 and 2017 State Of The Public Service Report
EOI Package No:
Gh-PFMRP-24298-CS-QCBS
EOI Opening Date:
26/09/2017
EOI Closing Date
25/10/2017
EOI Description:
1. The Ministry of Finance has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Public Financial Management Reform Project, and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services. 2. The objective of the assignment is to produce a comprehensive report on the level of satisfaction of the clients of public service organizations with the services provided these organization with the view to improve the effective, efficient and transparent public service delivery. 3. The specific objectives are to: a) Assess the range of services provided by public service organizations (PSOs); b) Analyze the accessibility of the services provided by public service organization to their clients ; c) Assess the level of customer care provided to clients; d) Assess the level of compliance or adherence of PSOs to their respective Service Charters; e) Analyze the level of satisfaction of the clients with the services provided by the PSOs; f) Ascertain the extent to which the services provided by PSOs cost the clients by way of time, resource, energy etc; g) Assess the quality and timeliness of services provided to clients; h) Assess the level of transparency and accountability in the service delivery processes; i) Assess the extent of usage of ICT in the service delivery of PSOs to clients; j) Identify challenges encountered by clients in accessing the services of PSOs; and k) Suggest strategies to improve service delivery of PSOs to their clients. SCOPE OF SERVICE 4. The consultant is expected to carry out the following services: a) Review the scope of the survey in consultation with the Public Service Commission b) Determine the appropriate sampling strategy and methods of Data Collection for the Survey; c) Review and adopt a questionnaire designed by Public Services Commission for the survey; d) Conduct the Survey; e) Process and analyze the data to form the basis for the writing of the State of the Public Service Report for 2016 and 2017 f) Write a comprehensive Report using the findings (data / information) generated by the statistical analysis. g) In carrying out all the above, involve selected staff of the Public Services Commission for the purposes of facilitating knowledge and skill transfer in order to ensure capacity sustainability for future State of The Public Services Surveys. h) Report to Public Services Commission through the Director, Research, Information, Monitoring and Evaluation Division of the Commission. EXPECTED OUTPUTS 5. The following outputs shall be submitted by the consultant a) Outline of Scope of the Survey; b) Sampling Strategy and Data Collection, Processing and Analysis Methods to be Employed; c) Questionnaire; d) Draft State of the Public Service Report for 2016 and 2017 e) Three copies of the 2016 and 2017 State of the Public Service Report (Final Report); f) Soft copy of the 2016 and 2017 State of the Public Service Report (Final Report); g) Selected PSC staff equipped with the requisite knowledge and skills in sampling, data collection, processing, analysis and Report Writing; h) Signed Oath of Secrecy. 6. The Ministry of Finance now invites eligible consulting firms ("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 shortlisting criteria are: a) General Experience of Firm b) Specific Experience of Firm in undertaking similar assignments c) Availability of staff for the assignment
  

EOI Name:
Technical Assessment Of Integrated Financial Management Information Systems
EOI Package No:
Gh-PFMRP-24303-CS-QCBS
EOI Opening Date:
26/09/2017
EOI Closing Date
25/10/2017
EOI Description:
The Ministry of Finance has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Public Financial Management Reform Project, and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services. The overall objective of the consulting service is to identify any flaws pertaining to the GIFMIS application platform including any operational, functional and system design deficiencies that will need to be addressed before the completion of the next phase. The review will cover the four inter-related GIFMIS application platforms ( Budget, Financials, HRMIS and Payroll, ) and IT infrastructure to establish any operational, functional and system design and performance against industry best practice, including the following: • review the supporting legal framework of the GIFMIS and how best the same can be enforced going forward including suggesting sanctions for non -use of the same to be infused into the PFM Act • Obtaining a clear understanding of the benchmarks, expected functionality and capabilities of the Ghana Integrated Financial Management Systems. • Establish whether GoG and stakeholders are receiving value for money for the four inter-related GIFMIS application platforms, and what is required to be undertaken to improve the operation of the systems. • Articulation of the issues that the current systems face. 3. The selected Consulting Firm will work in close collaboration with the Ghana Audit Service (GAS). 4. For each of the four inter-related systems, the Consultant is to undertake the following: • Review all contractual agreements relating to the Systems and establish whether contractual obligations have been met. • Undertake a simple network traffic assessment and analysis as well as traffic within the suggested data centre during peak hours. • Schedule and conduct detailed interviews with selected stakeholders with pertinent stake in the existing Systems setup across the country. • Interact with the MDAs that are live on the Systems and confirm the impact on their business processes; • Interact with relevant stakeholders working with the Systems either in a support, collaborative, forward and backward linkage role • Assess possibilities for an upgrade which should include development of required interfaces with Electronic Funds Transfer, GRA existing system, CS-DRMS; implementation of the GFS2014 compliant budget classification, business process improvements, reporting, optimal use of the budget module, conversion into a centralized technology architecture, capacity building and SLA for better and a more efficient support arrangements. • Review hardware systems and identify any gaps and shortcomings that may exist. • Undertake system performance analysis • Assess the quality of the suggested enhancements to the Systems following a Quality health check by Oracle Egypt and Ernst & Young • Assess and comment on the logical design and ICT systems architecture • Examine the existence of an overall government ICT strategy, IFMIS strategy and other requisite sub-strategies that would equally support smoother implementation of what is intended; • Focus on capacity to implement the reform, commitment to change at the various levels of government, institutional challenges, organizational arrangements, existing legal framework, Business process re-engineering, technical challenges and how the GOG has gone about solving the technical challenges it has met and whether the solutions are appropriate and sustainable; • The review should cover budget and account structure since implementing GIFMIS was anticipated to establish common tools. For the government information to be coherent, all administrative units of government at national, regional and MMDA level need to use and adopt a common language in the form of unified budget classifications and charts of accounts. Further, the review should also cover how centralized treasury operations have panned out in the establishment of a single treasury account or where necessary a set of linked accounts and how best to improve what is in place to serve as a function that anchors improved cash planning for improved service delivery at various levels of government; • Undertake data base analyses for the design and scalability after implementation in readiness for possible future upgrade; • Assess and comment on the logical design and ICT system architecture; • Engage the IFMIS vendor and all other stakeholders and get feedback on how the GIFMIS has been implemented; • Present a draft report for stakeholder review and comments; • Present a final report incorporating comments from all stakeholders and recommending the way forward. The Ministry of Finance now invites eligible consulting firms ("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 shortlisting criteria are: a) General Experience of Firm b) Specific Experience of Firm in undertaking similar assignments c) Availability of staff for the assignment
  

EOI Name:
Consultancy For Review Of Climate Finance MRV And Tracking Tool
EOI Package No:
GR/MOF/CONS/CF_MRV/001/2017
EOI Opening Date:
30/08/2017
EOI Closing Date
12/09/2017
EOI Description:
1. INTRODUCTION The Natural Resources, Environment and Climate Change (NREC) Unit under the Real Sector Division of the Ministry of Finance (MoF) developed the Climate Finance MRV and Tracking Tools for Ghana. The development of these tools were anchored on the Ghana Shared Growth Development Agenda Two (GSGDA II) Medium-Term Development Policy, which ends in December 2017. With the dra??ing of a new Medium-Term Development Policy for the country, it is imperative that the country's Climate Finance MRV and Tracking Tools align very well with the new programme areas and budget codes. 2. OBJECTIVE This assignment aims to review and update the current programme areas and budget codes in the existing national climate change finance tracking tools to help capture relevant end-of-year outrun expenditures and support its full opera
  

EOI Name:
DEVELOPMENT, SUPPLY AND INSTALLATION OF GHANA LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM (LMIS)
EOI Package No:
MOH/NAT/EOI/LMS/06/2017
EOI Opening Date:
27/06/2017
EOI Closing Date
27/07/2017
EOI Description:
DEVELOPMENT, SUPPLY AND INSTALLATION OF GHANA LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM (LMIS)

The Ghana Ministry of Health (MOH) in collaboration with its Development Partners and key stakeholders is implementing a Supply Chain Master Plan for the health sector. As part of this process the MOH intends to implement a Logistics Management Information System (LMIS) Project.

In furtherance to the above, the MOH has received funds from the Global Fund towards the cost of the Development, Supply, Installation and Training of a Logistics Management Information System (LMIS) at all health facilities in Ghana. The MOH intends to apply the funds to eligible payments under the contract for which this Expression of Interest is issued.

The services include the Development, Supply and Installation of a computerized Logistics Management Information System as well as training of the users. The LMIS must provide health commodity logistics data and basic order processing functionalities to enhance users' ability to apply information from the LMIS to improve quantification/forecasting, budgeting, inventory control, storage and distribution from health facility level to central level. This system will support the current paper based LMIS and support the use of Information Technologies within the Health sector in the country.

The Ministry of Health now invites eligible Consulting Firms to indicate their interest in providing the services. Interested consulting firms must provide information stated below demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services as shown below:
• A statement of capability detailing a pertinent history of the firm, core competencies and the size of the firm.
• A statement indicating the general experience and specific experience of the firm in relation to the assignment.

Selection of a Consulting Firm will be in accordance with the Quality and Cost-Based method in line with the Public Procurement Act, 2003 (Act 663) and Act 914 as amended and the Global Fund Procurement Regulations. Consulting Firms may associate to enhance their qualifications.

Detailed Terms of Reference (TORs) and further information can be obtained at the address below from 8:00am to 5:00pm GMT or via procurementmohghana@gmail.com

Expressions of Interest must be delivered to the address below by 10:00AM (Local Time) on Thursday 27th July, 2017. Interested Consulting Firms must submit One Original clearly marked 'ORIGINAL' and Five additional copies clearly marked 'COPIES' all enclosed in one outer envelope labeled as: SELECTION OF CONSULTING FIRM FOR THE DEVELOPMENT, SUPPLY AND INSTALLATION OF GHANA LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM (LMIS)'. Electronic submission of EOI will not be accepted. Late submission will be rejected.
  

EOI Name:
Study of Environmental Waste Management in Cashew Processing
EOI Package No:
GR/ACA/EOI/EWM/01/2017
EOI Opening Date:
27/06/2017
EOI Closing Date
12/07/2017
EOI Description:
The African Cashew Alliance (ACA) has received a grant from the African Development Bank (AfDB) under the Africa Trade Fund (AfTra), to implement an extensive technical assistance program in specific areas of business and food safety advisory services aimed at improving processing efficiencies and access to foreign markets for cashew processors. To strengthen this component, the ACA invites suitably qualified consulting firms to express their interest in the following assignment: "Evaluation and diagnostic of the status quo of environmental waste management in the cashew processing facilities and development of a set of environmental waste management The activities included under this specific assignment are:

i. To evaluate environmentally adverse effects that cashew processing might potentially cause to the environment.
ii. Identify the current waste management practices and business approaches of cashew processors in selected countries in East and West Africa, and reveal shortcomings and harmful environmental practices deployed in their daily routines.
iii. Highlight and assess best practices and environmental standards from Africa and Asia that reduce and bring an end to harmful waste management practices.
Once executed, this analysis will help to determine a course of action that will be promoted to prevent and mitigate environmental risks arising from cashew processing all over Africa.

The specific consultancy services included under this part of the project are as follows:
(A) Situation analysis
(i) Environmental analysis
The Consultant will undertake an environmental diagnostic and data gathering exercise for the countries under evaluation using existing credible sources, and review this data to establish a baseline of existing environmental waste management practices in cashew processing. The Consultant will also review practices deployed in traditional and more advanced cashew processing countries like India and Vietnam to identify best practices.
(ii) Stakeholder Analysis
The Consultant will identify, map and evaluate key institutional stakeholders that are involved in promoting, issuing and implementing environmental standards in the respective countries, identifying their strengths and weaknesses that need to be addressed.
(iii) Institutional and Legislative Framework Analysis
The Consultant will review the institutional and legal framework existing in the countries under evaluation
to document existing regulation and policies for environmental protection. The final report will refer to the
various legislations and identify potentially conducive and/or harmful policies to determine environmental
best policy and legislative practices.
(B) Identification and Evaluation of Environmental Opportunities and Risks
Based on the environmental and institutional analyses, the Consultant will prioritize the environmental and
social opportunities and risks facing the cashew sector. This priority setting exercise will be done in
consultation with key stakeholders.
(C) Recommendations
The Consultant will propose concrete recommendations to address the technical and capacity building
needs identified. This will include specific investments, policy and institutional adjustments that should be
captured in a detailed action plan, a proposed implementation timeframe and estimated costs that can then
be incorporated into national policies, strategies and plans.

The African Cashew Alliance (ACA) invites eligible and interested consultants to indicate their interests in
providing the required services. Interested consulting firms must provide a statement of capability and
experience indicating that they are qualified to perform the services (experience in similar conditions,
availability of appropriate skills among staff, etc.). Consultants may constitute joint-ventures to enhance
their chances of qualification. The expected duration of the assignment is three (3) months with a possible
start date of 30th August, 2017.
  

EOI Name:
TRAINING ON GENDER AWARENESS
EOI Package No:
GR/ACA/EOI/T-GA/01/2017
EOI Opening Date:
27/06/2017
EOI Closing Date
12/07/2017
EOI Description:
The African Cashew Alliance has received a grant from the African Development Bank (AfDB) under the Africa Trade Fund (AfTra), to design and deliver Gender Awareness training to cashew processors from 8 countries in East and West Africa. The primary objective of this training program is to address the underlying causes of underrepresentation of female workers in supervisory and management roles of cashew processing facilities and the need to upgrade workers' skills. Supervisors and managers will be equipped with skills to prevent discrimination in the work place and build the expertise and confidence of the female workforce to attain supervisory and management roles. It is expected that by the end of 2016, at least 5 management teams and 75 female workers will have been trained on the program.

To handle the main task of implementing the program, ACA is hiring a consultant who will be based in East Africa (Mozambique, Kenya or Tanzania) to design and deliver this training over the projected period.

The consultancy services included under this project are as follows:
(i) Advisory on ACA training curricula:
ACA has an extensive training record with regards to technical and food safety contents. In the course of ACA's trainings which routinely concern predominantly women workers, no gender specific methods or tools are used. The consultant will advise the ACA technical team with regards to the gender element of their trainings and propose an amendment of contents if required.
(ii) Develop Training materials and a manual for trainings on gender issues for
A. management level staff
B. employees
(iii) Workshops and Seminars:
The consultant will train
(i) The management of the processing facilities on gender issues; and
(ii) The employees of the processing facilities to raise awareness for gender topics.

African Cashew Alliance (ACA) invites eligible and interested consultants to indicate their interests in providing the required services. Interested consultants shall provide information on their qualifications and experience demonstrating their ability to undertake this assignment. The consultant must provide a CV, certificates, other documents detailing their experience. The expected duration of the assignment is eleven (11) months with a possible start date of 25th August, 2017.
  

EOI Name:
Technical Assistance and Business Advisory Services for Cashew Processing Factories - West Africa
EOI Package No:
GR/ACA/EOI/TABAS-WA/01/2017
EOI Opening Date:
27/06/2017
EOI Closing Date
12/07/2017
EOI Description:
African Cashew Alliance (ACA) has received a grant from the African Development Bank (AfDB) under the Africa Trade Fund (AfTra), to implement an extensive technical assistance program for cashew processors in 8 countries in East and West Africa. As part of implementing this project on the ground in West Africa, ACA seeks to recruit a Technical Officer for Cashew Business Advisory (Consultant) to deliver on training cashew processors and their management on factory layout, processing flow, choice of equipment, business best practices and efficiency of cashew processing. The ACA's Business Advisory models for processors will be adopted for trainings in cashew processing factories.

The consultancy services included under this part of the project are as follows:
(i) Under the supervision of the ACA's Business Advisory Manager, select potential companies/processors and develop the technical assistance scope as per AfTRA project criteria.
(ii) Provide technical assistance to cashew processors on best processing techniques, technology selection, environmental impact guidance, industry benchmarks and ACA Seal standard implementation under guidance of the ACA BA Manager.
(iii) Monitor company performance against delivered technical assistance and ACA food safety and quality procedures and recommendations.
(iv) Collect and report information on the regional cashew sector, including weekly price updates during the harvest season, crop updates outside of the harvest as well as other relevant issues, such as policies, regulations and institutions active in the sector.

The ACA now invites eligible and interested consultants to indicate their interests in providing the required services. Interested consultants shall provide information on their qualifications and experience demonstrating their ability to undertake this assignment. The consultant must provide a CV, certificates, other documents detailing experience in similar assignments.
  

EOI Name:
Technical Assistance and Business Advisory Services for Cashew Processing Factories
EOI Package No:
GR/ACA/EOI/TABAS/01/2017
EOI Opening Date:
27/06/2017
EOI Closing Date
12/07/2017
EOI Description:
African Cashew Alliance (ACA) has received a grant from the African Development Bank (AfDB) under the Africa Trade Fund (AfTra), to implement an extensive technical assistance program for cashew processors in 8 countries in East and West Africa. As part of implementing this project on the ground in East Africa, ACA seeks to recruit a Technical Officer for Cashew Business Advisory (Consultant) to deliver on training cashew processors and their management on factory layout, processing flow, choice of equipment, business best practices and efficiency of cashew processing. The ACA's Business Advisory models for processors will be adopted for trainings in cashew processing factories.

The consultancy services included under this part of the project are as follows:
(i) Under the supervision of the ACA's Business Advisory Manager, select potential companies/processors and develop the technical assistance scope as per AfTRA project criteria.
(ii) Provide technical assistance to cashew processors on best processing techniques, technology selection, environmental impact guidance, industry benchmarks and ACA Seal standard implementation under guidance of the ACA BA Manager.
(iii) Monitor company performance against delivered technical assistance and ACA food safety and quality procedures and recommendations.
(iv) Collect and report information on the regional cashew sector, including weekly price updates during the harvest season, crop updates outside of the harvest as well as other relevant issues, such as policies, regulations and institutions active in the sector.

The ACA now invites eligible and interested consultants to indicate their interests in providing the required services. Interested consultants shall provide information on their qualifications and experience demonstrating their ability to undertake this assignment. The consultant must provide a CV, certificates, other documents detailing experience in similar assignments.
  

EOI Name:
Training in Food Safety and Quality Standards for Cashew Processors
EOI Package No:
GR/ACA/EOI/FSQS/01/2017
EOI Opening Date:
27/06/2017
EOI Closing Date
12/07/2017
EOI Description:
African Cashew Alliance (ACA) has received a grant from the African Development Bank (AfDB) under the Africa Trade Fund (AfTra), to implement an extensive technical assistance program for cashew processors in 8 countries in East and West Africa. As part of implementing this project on the ground, ACA seeks to recruit a Technical Officer for Food Safety and Quality, to train cashew processors in food safety standards, customer and foreign market requirements to improve their performance in terms of quality, quantity and efficiency of cashew processing. The ACA food safety and quality seal program procedures, which is also in line with international food safety and quality standards, will be adopted for trainings in cashew processing factories.
2. The consultancy services included under this part of the project which are provided under the supervision of the ACA's Food Safety and Quality Coordinator are as follows:
i. Conduct initial assessments of cashew processing factories to determine needs and requirements for food safety and quality standards implementation.
ii. Conduct capacity building sessions on food safety and good manufacturing practices (GAP analysis)
iii. Coordinate with factory staff to implement recommendations from gap analysis conducted.
iv. Develop written programs and train quality assurance personnel in the various ACA Seal Procedures.
v. Train factory personnel on food safety hazards risk assessments and implementation of control measures to mitigate identified risks (basically to assist the factory to have a GMP and HACCP system in place).
vi. Conduct capacity building sessions on international cashew quality standards.
vii. Develop Quality monitoring systems with factory team to ensure compliance to international and local cashew standards.

The African Cashew Alliance (ACA) now invites eligible and interested consultants to indicate their interests in providing the required services. Interested consultants should provide information of their qualifications and experience, demonstrating their ability to undertake this assignment. The consultant must provide a CV, certificates, other relevant documents detailing experience in similar assignments

  


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