Individual Consultant To Develop A Compendium Of Statistical Concepts And Definitions For SNBS – Mogadishu, Somalia

Federal Government of Somalia

Individual Consultant To Develop A Compendium Of Statistical Concepts And Definitions For SNBS – Mogadishu, Somalia











Individual Selection of Consultant


Country: Federal Government of Somalia

Name of the Project: Somali Integrated Statistics and Economic Planning Capacity Building

Project ID No: P171160

Consulting Service: Consultancy to Develop a Compendium of Statistical Concepts and Definitions for SNBS


Individual/Firm: Individual

Duty Station: Mogadishu

Ref No. SO-MOPIED-231985-CS-INDV

Deadline:  4, June 2021


The Federal Government of Somalia (FGS), through Somalia National Statistics (SNBS), has received a grant from the International Development Association (IDA) to implement the Somali Integrated Statistics and Economic Capacity Building (SISEPCB) Project.  The proposed project aims at strengthening the country’s national statistics system, the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) system, and improving programming and analytical capacity of the government’s macroeconomics and fiscal programming agencies to enable them to regularly assess, analyze and improve their public policies and programs performance and results. More specifically, the project aims at (1) Strengthening the national statistics system; (2) Strengthening monitoring and evaluation capacity; and (3) Building economic policy analysis and economic planning capacity. The proposed project will be funded jointly by the World Bank and other development partners.


The Somalia National Bureau of Statistics intends to use a portion of the Grant to engage a consultant to develop a Compendium of Statistical Concepts and Definitions. The Compendium will provide a list of useful concepts and definitions to be used in the country’s NSS. Use of the Compendium by all users and producers of official statistics in NSS will ensure adherence to common standards in data production and use and enhanced comparability.

The overall objective of the assignment is to ensure coordination and harmonization of statistical products and services among data producers and users across the National Statistical System (NSS) in Somalia.



The Consultant is expected to undertake this assignment through a desk review, interviews, and meetings with relevant departments in SNBS, Statistics Units in FGS and Federal Member States, PIU staff, and relevant staff and specialists in SNBS. The Consultant will undertake all the specific tasks detailed out in the Terms of Reference (TOR).

The detailed Terms of Reference (ToR) for the assignment can be found at the following website:  and link or can be provided upon submission of application in person or by e-mail. The e-mail address is provided below.


Selection Criteria:

The selection shall be based on the qualification, experience, and skills of the candidate and followed by an interview. The qualifications, experience, and competencies include:

      1. At least master’s degree in Statistics, or Economics, with appropriate technical and professional skills to enable him/her to perform such duties in a professional manner
      2. At least 10 years of experience in statistical capacity building, survey methodology, and statistical standards. ;
      3. In-depth knowledge and experience on statistical surveys and research methods.
      4. Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English. Knowledge of Somali will be an added advantage.
      5. Relevant experience in Preparing the National Compendium of Statistical Concepts and definitions in the African region.



The consultant will report directly to the Director-General of SNBS.

TIMING Duration of Assignment:

The proposed timeframe for the assignment is 90 working days that covers the inception phase, implementation phase (desk review, interviews, and meetings with relevant stakeholders), and related recommendations on the development of a Compendium of Statistical Concepts and Definitions across the NSS to support the production of harmonized data as well as provide technical guidance and train SNBS staff and project participating MDAs on the use of the Compendium.

The Somalia National Bureau of Statistics now invites eligible Individual Consultants to indicate their interest in providing the above-mentioned services. Interested consultants must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the Services and furnish the Curriculum Vitae (CV).


The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraphs 3.14, 3.16, and 3.17 of the World Bank’s Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers: Procurement in Investment Financing – Goods, Works, Non-Consulting and Consulting Services dated July 2016 and revised in November 2017 and August 2018, (“Procurement Regulations”), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest.


A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Individual Consultant Selection method set out in the World Bank’s Procurement Regulations.

Interested Consultants may obtain further information at the address provided below during office hours from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Mogadishu time (Excluding public holidays).

Expressions of interest (EOI) should be delivered by email or in-person in a written form in three (3) hard copies (if not by e-mail) to the address below by June 4, 2021, at 16:00 hours and should be marked “Expressions of interest for the Statistical Compendium” as the subject line.


Attention; Project Implementation Unit, National Bureau of Statistics



Somalia National Bureau of Statistics office,

Federal Government of Somalia

Afgoi road-KM5,

Mogadishu, Somalia

Email Address:





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