Request for expression of interest – Consulting services – Individuals selection

Request for expression of interest – Consulting services – Individuals selection

Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative SECRETARIAT


Republic of Albania
Ministry of Energy and Industry
ALBEITI-Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative Secretariat
Grant No.  TF0A1769

Assignment Title:      Selection of an Individual Consultant for Designing the Communication Strategy for 2016-2017
Reference No.:           ALBEITI/IC/001

This request for expressions of interest follows the General Procurement Notice for this project that appeared in Development Business online No. WB 2414-05/16 of May 27, 2016.

The Republic of Albania has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative Secretariat (EITI Albania), and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services.

The consulting services (“the Services”) include selection of an individual Consultant to design the Communication Strategy for 2016 – 2017. The primary objective of the Communication Strategy is to increase public awareness and produce informed debate to several stakeholders.  The implementation period will be approximately 40 days from contract signing.

The Ministry of Energy and Industry now invites eligible individual consultants (“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:

  • Experience in preparation of communication strategies of the energy sector/projects;
  • A demonstrable track record in similar work.
  • Experience with the use and impact of electronic media;
  • Vast connections with the written and visual media network
  • Preferred knowledge/experience with EITI communication standard.
  • A master degree in mass communication;

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.

A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the IC method set out in the Consultant Guidelines.

Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours 08.00 to 16.30 hours from Monday to Thursday and 08.00 to 14.00 on Friday.

Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, or by mail, or by fax, or by e-mail) until June17, 2016 at 14:00.

Ministry of Energy and Industry
Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative Secretariat (EITI Albania)
Attn: Mrs. Dorina Çinari, Head of EITI Albania Secretariat
Address: Blv. Zhan D’Ark, Godina 3, mbrapa Ministrisë së Punëve të Jashtme, Kati V,
Zyra Nr. 406, Tirana, Albania