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Request for Expressions of Interest (Consulting Services - Firms Selection)

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Request for Expressions of Interest
(Consulting Services – Firms Selection)
Sierra Leone
Public Sector Pay and Performance Project

Assignment Title: JOB EVALUATION AND LABOUR MARKET SURVEY FOR THE SIERRA LEONE CIVIL SERVICE The Government of Sierra Leone (GOSL) has applied for financing from the World Bank towards the cost of the Public Sector Pay and Performance Project, and intends to apply part of the proceeds to conduct a comprehensive job evaluation and market survey for the Sierra Leone Civil Service. The Government of Sierra Leone is currently carrying out a wide range of reforms in the civil service intended to change its business processes, improve its performance and deliver quality services to the people. Among these reforms include the implementation of a pay reform initiative intended to ensure that the public sector pay and incentive system is not only able to attract and retain the requisite skills, but that it is also applied in a in a consistent and sustainable manner so that public sector pay fairly reflects the work that public servants actually perform. In this connection, GoSL further wishes to ensure that the conditions of service for public sector workers reflect the prevailing

conditions in the local market for comparable work. To this end, GoSL is seeking the services of a Consulting Firm to conduct a Job Evaluation exercise for the Civil Service and a Labor Market Survey to establish more competitive pay and fairer internal job relativities. Specifically, the consulting services expected from the firm (“the Services”) include the following:

  • Conduct a civil service wide job evaluation;
  • Carry out a labour market survey;
  • Design a new civil service pay structure;
  • Develop procedures/manuals and train staff to manage the new job evaluated system;
  • Execute other actions to ensure that the system developed is sustainable. The Public Sector Reform Unit, on behalf of the Human Resource Management Office (HRMO), 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 information required should include:
  • General information, including full legal name and address;
  • Qualifications, relevant experience with details of similar assignments undertaken to demonstrate ability and capacity to carry out this assignment.
  • 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 & 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 in the form of a joint venture or a sub-consultancy to enhance their qualifications.
  • A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the procedures set out in the Consultant Guidelines.
  • A shortlist of consultancy firms for the assignment will be prepared based on the expressions of interest submitted.
  • Request for proposals documents will be issued to short listed firms only.
  • Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours: 0900 to 1700 hours Mondays to Thursdays and 0900 to 1100 hours on Fridays.
  • Expression of Interest should be clearly marked “REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR CONSULTANCY SERVICES FOR JOB EVALUATION AND MARKET SURVEY IN SIERRA LEONE CIVIL SERVICE” and should be delivered in a written form to the address below (hard copy or by e-mail) by Thursday 20th December 2012.
    Public Sector Reform Unit
    8 Wesley Street
    Sierra Leone
    Tel: +232 76209873/ +232 33600112/ +232 76600112