• ISSUE DATE AND TIME: Aug 09,2021 16:00
  • CLOSING DATE AND TIME: Sep 07,2021 23:59



The World Bank Group is supporting the Government of Malawi in conducting the solicitation process to identify qualified individuals for certain consulting assignments. The Government of Malawi (the “Procuring Entity”), through the World Bank (the “Bank”) invites proposals from individual consultants for the provision of consulting services as  Environmental Specialist.  The primary objective of the assignment is to assist the Ministry of Energy in ensuring the compliance of the Mpatamanga Hydropower Project with: i)  the country environmental, health, occupational health, land, forest, consultations, labor, social, and other applicable national and international (to be adhered by the country) regulations; ii) the World Bank (WB) Environmental and Social Safeguards (ESS) Policies and Performance Standards, guidance notes and Good International Hydropower Industry Good Practices (GIIP) and inserted in the Environmental and Social Safeguard management instruments as preliminary described in the Project Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet  for integrating the environmental and social safeguards management in the design, Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA), bidding documents, contracts, methods statements, and other project documentation.  The Consultant will ensure the developed ESS tools are aligned to the national ESIA requirements, WB social standards, IFC Performance standards and other international best practices.  

Qualified individuals will have, among other requirements:

• A Master’s Degree in Environmental Sciences, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Policy and Analysis, Environmental Management, Ecology, other to be analysed case by case;

• A minimum of 10 years’ experience in the field of environmental management at national level or in international organizations and donor projects handling environmental and social aspects of hydropower projects and/or infrastructure construction projects of similar scale;

• Have through working knowledge of national environmental and social legislations and standards;

• Knowledge of the World Bank Environmental and Social Safeguards Policies and WB standards and IFC Performance Standards; and 

• Working experience in any lender financed infrastructure construction projects preferred and an added advantage. 

Interested individuals qualified for the consulting the assignment, may request the detailed solicitation documents by email sent to the designated Category Manager, referencing the following information: 

1. Solicitation No. and Title

2. Name and Title of applicant

3. Address 

4. Telephone Number 

6. Email Address 

All requests and questions regarding this solicitation shall be directed to the following designated Corporate Procurement Category Manager:

Aileen Ramos at aramos3@worldbank.org (mailto:aramos3@worldbank.org)

NOTE: This is not a solicitation of services for the benefit of the World Bank Group. Selection of the consultant will be done by the Procuring Entity for its own benefit and any resulting contract will be directly between the Procuring Entity and the consultant. The Bank does not directly or indirectly act as an agent or representative of the Procuring Entity. The Bank’s role is limited to facilitating the solicitation process through issuance of solicitation documents, communications with individuals wishing to participate in the solicitation and receiving responses. The Procuring Entity has sole and exclusive responsibility over the substantive aspects and overall outcome of the solicitation, including addressing through the Bank all requests for clarification received from participants during the solicitation process, constituting the evaluation committee, evaluating responses, selecting the consultant for award or otherwise terminating the solicitation process. By issuing this solicitation and receiving responses in support of the Government of Malawi, the Bank neither endorses the assignment subject of the solicitation nor make any representation regarding the outcome of the process. The Bank will have no role in negotiations between the Procuring Entity and the consultant selected by the Procuring Entity, or in providing debrief to unsuccessful participants in the solicitation process.

The WBG reserves the right to publicly disclose contract award information, including but not limited to, name of company receiving the award, brief description of services, and contract award amount, for any contract award valued over US$250,000. Offeror's proposal and contractual documents will remain confidential and therefore not subject to disclosure.

The World Bank reserves the right to reject any or all responses without recourse.