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Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar - Recruitment of Monitoring and Evaluation for BEST Zanzibar Sub-Programme

The Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar

The Business Environment Strengthening for Tanzania (Best— Zanzibar Sub-Programme)

Consulting Services

Call for Expressions of Interest for recruitment of Monitoring and Evaluation for BEST Zanzibar Sub-Programme

The Government of the United Republic of Tanzania is implementing the Business
Environment Strengthening for Tanzania (BEST) program.

The BEST Program is designed to improve the investment Climate in Tanzania by reducing the regulatory and administrative constraints on private sector operations; and


by improving the delivery of Government services to the private sector.

The program is funded jointly by DANIDA, DFID, the Royal Netherlands Embassy and SIDA together with financing received from the World Bank under the Private Sector Competitiveness Project Credit No. 4136 _TA Project ID No. P085009.

The Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs Zanzibar wishes to recruit a Technical Officer to provide assistance to the Coordination Unit for Zanzibar BEST sub-component Office.

Objective of the Consultancy

The consultant shall establish the status of each of the proposed outcome indicators (baseline survey), in order to create a base line against which progress in the major reform areas of the BEST programme activities in Zanzibar is measured.

Key indicators obtained through this consultancy, will form benchmarks by which each BEST implementing MDA in Zanzibar would be able to determine how is it progressing - or not - within specific time intervals.

This includes — inter alia - the growth of formal businesses and the time and cost for businesses to comply with administrative requirements in terms of time consumed, cost involved and number of procedures to be followed.

Scope of Work

The consultant is required to undertake a Business and Administrative Compliance Survey for Zanzibar with the aim to provide baseline data on two distinctive reform areas, i.e. business environment and land related indicators.

The consultant will conduct monitoring and evaluation activities in these reform areas by developing a benchmarking system for indicators of fundamental importance and for specific reform interventions, like business registration, land administration, taxation, trade facilitation, business licensing and investment promotion activities that are currently taking place.

The consultant will select relevant indicators for Zanzibar economic situation and develop and prioritize a set of key monitorable benchmarks suitable for programme implementation period; should develop quantitative and qualitative data collection strategies and methodologies, by identifying simple and effective measuring tools and design a framework to monitor these indicators.

The consultant would design and implement an electronic database that is capable of capturing all data in a systematic way; propose appropriate institutional arrangements and processes to design and implement a new Monitoring and Evaluation system for each reform area; assess the effectiveness and impact of the new system for monitoring and evaluation

Qualifications

The proposed specialist is expected to have, in addition to relevant academic qualifications:
  • Extensive monitoring and evaluation skills with international experience in the areas of business administration, land reform and business reform, and should have strong experience and expertise of the economic and poverty dimensions in connection with regulations affecting business;
  • Legal, economics and taxation expertise, and experience of conducting regulatory related compliance cost and impact assessment surveys, including the development of survey/monitoring and evaluation tools and methodologies;
  • Expertise and experience in conducting institutional appraisals;
  • Excellent survey, report writing, presentation, analytical and communication skills.
Candidates will be selected in accordance with the procedures set out in the World Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers (May 2004, Revised October 1, 2006).

Interested individuals may obtain further information at the address below during office hours 08:00 to 15:00 East African time Monday to Friday.

Expressions of interest must be delivered to the address below by 15:00 hours East Africa time and should be clearly marked “Application for Technical Officer, BEST Zanzibar Sub-Component, Tanzania PSCP”.

Applications should enclose an application letter, certificates, and typed curriculum vitae.

Apply To:

Secretary,
Ministerial Tender Board
Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs,
P. 0. Box 1154,
Zanzibar

Deadline: Two weeks from the first appearance of this advertisement.

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