ICT Consultant for Central Bank (Individual Consultant) – Mogadishu, Somalia

Federal Government of Somalia (FGS)

ICT Consultant for Central Bank (Individual Consultant) – Mogadishu, Somalia

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OF SOMALIA

MINISTRY OF FINANCE

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (REOI)

Country: Federal Government of Somalia (FGS)

Name of the Project: Somalia Capacity Advancement, Livelihood and Entrepreneurship, through Digital Uplift Project (SCALED-UP),

Assignment Title: ICT Consultant for Central Bank (Individual Consultant)

Project ID: P168115

Individual/Firm: Individual Selection

Deadline   Date:    August 15, 2022

Ref No. MoF/SCALED-UP/EOI/2022/0006

  1. Background:

The Republic of Somalia has received financing from the World Bank towards the cost of the Somalia Capacity Advancement, Livelihood and Entrepreneurship, through Digital Uplift Program (SCALED-UP) project; and intends to apply part of the proceeds of the above project to finance the position of the ICT Consultant (Individual Consultant) for Central Bank.

  1. Responsibilities: The Advisor will be to adequately transform the Organization to digital environment and protect the IT assets of the Central Bank of Somalia by recommending and implementing best practice technology, cybersecurity, policies, procedures, and guidelines.

All other specific tasks detailed in in the Terms of Reference (TOR) for the assignment that can be found at the following website: www.centralbank.gov.so and https://centralbank.gov.so/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/ICT-Consultant-TOR-.pdf or by e-mail.

  1. Duration: The proposed duration for the assignment is twelve (12) calendar months from starts date.

Skills and Qualifications

  1. Selection Criteria: The selection shall be based on qualification, experience and skills of the candidate and followed by an interview. The qualifications, experience and competencies include:
  1. At least Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or IT; M.S. in information security is preferred.
  2. 12+ years of Technology exposure including but not limited to project management, IT security, DR/BCP, IT Service Management and Enterprise Applications Support.
  3. 7+ years IT Security as an advisory role in a public or private sector organization in large enterprises, preferably in global financial services
  4. 5+ years’ experience in technical design and architecture roles in applications or cloud based architecture.
  5. Overall 5+ years’ experience in Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery
  6. Expertise in DR strategy and DR plan builds, Knowledge of IT infrastructure and Data center concepts
  7. Knowledge of BC/DR Plan Implementation
  8. Experience working on development of Interfaces in finance module, Custom Components, Extension, Shell script and PL/SQL.
  9. Must have implemented & Subject Matter Expert for at least 2 Oracle Implementation & Oracle Cloud infrastructure and Core Banking Systems.
  10. Current or previous experience in configuring, operating, architecting, and designing security solutions for business and technology initiatives
  11. Familiarity and experience in formal security architecture aspects, methodology & frameworks
  12. Must demonstrates a sound understanding of vendor technologies, roadmaps and negotiation, and remains current with key IT industry themes and emerging trends
  13. Professional certifications should possess are:
  1. Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) recommended.
  2. Oracle Project Management
  3. Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Administration
  4. Check Point Certified Expert (CCSE)
  5. Fortinet Network Security Expert
  6. Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
  7. Knowledge in Certification Authority
  8. Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP)
  9. ITIL Certified
  10. The Ministry of Ministry of Finance now invites eligible consulting (“Consultants”) to indicate their interest in providing the above-mentioned Services. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services and furnish the Curriculum Vitae (CV).
  1. Attention of interested Consultants is drawn to section III, para 3.14,3.16 & 3.17 of the World Bank’s

Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers: Procurement in Investment Projects Financing Goods, Works, Non -Consulting and Consulting Services dated in November 2020 (“Procurement Regulations”), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest

  1. 7. A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Individual Consultant method set out in the World Bank Procurement Regulations.

How to apply

  1. 8. Interested Consultant may obtain further information (in person or by e-mail) at the address below during office hours from 8.00 a.m.– 4.00 p.m. Saturday to Thursday except on public holidays.
  2. Deadline for submission: Expressions of interest should be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, or by e-mail) by August 15, 2022 at 4.00 p.m. local Time.

Attention; the Procurement Specialist

SCALED-UP Project

Ministry of Finance

Federal Government of Somalia

Shangani District

Mogadishu, Somalia

Email Address: bid.scaledup@piu.mof.gov.so

Copy E-mail:    Procurement@centralbank.gov.so

 

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