Country: Government of Somaliland

Name of the Project: Civil Service Strengthening Project-(CSSP)

Assignment Title : Re-Advertisement of Consultancy Services to Develop Pay and Grading Policy Reform and Providing TA on Conducting Job Evaluations and Preparing Job Descriptions for Somaliland Civil Servants

Project ID: P155123

Deadline    Date:   October 04, 2020

Ref No.  SO-CSC-191696-CS-QCBS

Government of Somaliland has received financing from the World Bank towards the cost of Civil Service Strengthening Project-(CSSP) being implemented by the Civil Service Commission and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services. The project development objective (PDO) is to strengthen basic functions of payroll, human resources and policy management in selected central agencies and line ministries

The objective of the assignment is to carry out a combination of field work and diagnostic analysis of public sector pay and grading trends and will be carried out in two stages.

Stage 1 will focus on the review of existing civil service salary scales in Somaliland.                                                                                    Stage 2 will focus on proposing revisions to the reviewed grade and pay structure, including developing pay and grading structures and policy, systems and processes, salary administration procedures and guidelines, and an action plan and roadmap for implementation.

The consultant firm will be recruited to work closely with the government team on pay and grading led by the Civil Service Commission (CSC) and Ministry of Finance Development.

The proposed duration for the assignment is Twelve (12) calendar months from starts date.

The detailed Terms of Reference (ToR) for the assignment can be found at the following website: or can be provided upon submission of application in person or by e-mail. The e-mail address is provided below.

The Civil Service Commission 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 (brochures, description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions, availability of appropriate skills among staff etc.). The shortlisting criteria are as follows:

  1. Core business of the firm and years in business.
  2. Specific experience in successfully implementing similar assignments (in-depth international expertise in developing pay and grading structures and policy, systems and processes, salary administration procedures and guidelines)
  3. Experience of relevant services in an environment similar to that of Somaliland (Demonstrate experience in development of development pay and grading policies with similar environment as in Somaliland).
  4. Technical and managerial organization of the firm (provide only the structure of the organization, general qualification and number of key staff). Do not provide CVs of key staff. Key experts will not be evaluated at the shortlisting stage.

Attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers dated January 2011 (“Consultant Guidelines”), setting forth the World Bank’s Policy on conflict of interest.

Consultants may associate with other firms to enhance their qualification but should indicate clearly whether the association is in the form of a joint venture and/or a sub-consultancy. In the case of a joint venture, all the partners in the joint venture shall be jointly and severally liable for the entire contract, if selected.

A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Qualification and Cost Based Selection (QCBS) method set out in the Procurement Regulations.

Interested Consultant may obtain further information (in person or by e-mail) at the address below during office hours from 8.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m. Saturday to Thursday except on public holidays.

Expressions of interest should be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, or by mail, or by e-mail) by October 04, 2020 at 4.00 p.m. local Time.



Project Manager

Civil Service Strengthening Project (CSSP)

Civil Service Commission (CSC)

Hargeisa, Somaliland

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