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Project Coordinator Job Vacancy

Ministry of Energy and Petroleum
Request for Expression of Interest for Consultancy Services – Project Coordinator
Country: Kenya
Name of Project: Kenya Electricity Modernization Project (KEMP)
IDA Credit No: 55870-KE
Project ID No.: P120014

Assignment Title: Project Coordinator
Contract / Bid Number: Request for Expression of Interest

The Government of Kenya (GoK) has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Kenya Electricity Modernization Project (KEMP), and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services.

The implementing agencies for KEMP are (KPLC), the Rural Electrification Authority (REA); and the Ministry of Energy and Petroleum (MOEP). 

MOEP is responsible for implementation of most of the activities under Component D.

The consulting services (“the Services”) involve:
  • Working closely with the implementing agencies’ Project Implementation Units (PIU’s), coordinating the overall implementation, and providing oversight to the Project to ensure timely results;
  • Implementation of the Ministry of Energy and Petroleum’s (MoEP) components of the project and ensuring that KPLC and REA implement all their respective project components;
  • Coordinating the training programmes for MOEP, REA and KPLC;
  • Liaison with Government officials of the Ministry of Energy and Petroleum, the National Treasury, and the funding agency on matters relating to project implementation, monitoring and evaluation, and disbursement of funds;
  • Consolidating quarterly progress reports of the Implementing Agencies, including documentation of problems encountered and mitigating measures being considered;
  • Conducting regular meetings, on a quarterly basis, to track the progress of the Project and to recommend corrective measures;
  • Ensuring compliance with the cost and financing plan, and the project implementation and procurement schedules, and reviewing and updating these bi-annually;
  • Monitoring disbursements from the credit and preparing status reports; and
  • Undertaking any other assignments related to the Kenya Electricity Modernization Project as may be directed by the Principal Secretary, Ministry of Energy and Petroleum.
The duration of the contract is anticipated to be 24 Months calendar months.
The Ministry of Energy and Petroleum now invites eligible consulting individuals (“Consultants”) to indicate their interest in providing the services. 

Interested Individual Consultant should provide a current detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) with information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the services.

The selection criteria are:
  • Master’s Degree in Project Management, Economics or Engineering, from a recognized university;
  • At least 10 years relevant experience in similar assignments, that is, the management of projects financed by development partners or Government;
  • At least 5 years’ experience with electricity access and power development projects;
  • A working knowledge of project monitoring and evaluation;
  • Experience working with and managing consultants;
  • Knowledge of, and preferably relationships with, energy sector stakeholders in Kenya;
  • Be proficient in advanced computer applications; and
  • Good analytical, organizational, communication and interpersonal skills and able to work in a team.
The 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 and Grant Borrowers), January 2011, revised July 2014 (“Consultant Guidelines”), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest.

A consultant will be selected in accordance with the Individual Consultant Selection (ICS) method set out in the Consultant Guidelines.

This advertisement can also be viewed in the Ministry’s website or at The National Treasury’s supplier portal

Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours between 0900 to 1630 hours.
Deputy Director,
Supply Chain Management Services
Address: P. O. BOX 30582 – 00100 Nairobi
Facsimile: +254 20 2240910

Interested consultants are required to submit one (1) original and three (3) copies of Expressions of Interest document in the English language and must be placed in the tender box at our offices on the 24th floor, Nyayo House along Kenyatta Avenue, Nairobi, Kenya or addressed to:

The Principal Secretary,
Ministry of Energy & Petroleum,
P.O. Box 30582 – 00100.
Nyayo House, 23rd Floor,
Kenyatta Avenue, Nairobi.

so as to reach not later than 17th December, 2015 at 1000 hours (East African time).

Late applications will not be considered.

Deputy Director, Supply Chain Management Services
For: Principal Secretary

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