Request for Expressions of Interest for One National Independent Infrastructure Technical Auditor (NITA)
|Nov 28, 2022
|Dec 12, 2022
The Royal Government of Cambodia (RGC) through the Ministry of Economy and Finance has received a Credit from International Development Associate (IDA) to fund the Livelihood Enhancement and Association of the Poor (LEAP) Project. The project is a 5- year funded by the World Bank with IDA Credit number 5960-KH with the project code P153591. The project has a total budget of SDR 15,100,000, approximately USD 20,170,000 and became effective on May 26, 2017 and has a closing date of November 30, 2022. The project development objective (PDO) is to improve access of poor and vulnerable households in selected communities to financial services, opportunities for generating income, and small-scale infrastructure, and to provide immediate and effective response in case of an eligible crisis or emergency. This would be achieved through the: (a) establishment of self-help groups (SHGs), savings and credit groups, producer groups, agricultural cooperatives and other peoples groups/organizations; (b) provision of capacity building and training to beneficiaries to improve their income generation opportunities; (c) establishment of private sector linkages to improve and expand market opportunities; and (d) identification and provision of community-based social and economic infrastructure to help improve livelihood and economic productivity of the poor.
The Independent Infrastructure Technical Auditor is expected to produce the following reports during the assignment period:
1. Inception Report two weeks after mobilization, defining the Consultant’s work plan outlining the scheduled activities under the assignment and advising on any issues that may affect timely progress;
2. A report on an independent infrastructure audits progress to be submitted to the PCO and SMTs soon after the field visits have been completed;
3. A monthly activity report and time sheet to be submitted to the PCO Project Director and Project Manager, detailing the tasks carried out by the Consultant, including achievements, constraints and next activities planned;
4. A final report identifying all outputs of the consultancy, lessons learned and recommendations for sustainability and further development in the future; and
5. Findings and recommendation of an independent infrastructure technical audits will be discussed and implemented, documented and recorded.
The Independent Infrastructure Technical Auditor will be based in Project Coordination Office (PCO), Ministry of Interior (MoI). The Independent Infrastructure Technical Auditor is responsible for providing professional expertise on infrastructure technical audits of the project in accordance with the agreed and applicable procedures, guidelines, and the financing agreement of the project.
The Independent Infrastructure Technical Auditor will work closely with the Siem Reap Provincial Administration (SRP) and Phnom Penh City Hall (PPCH). This will include, but not be limited to the following:
• The Independent Infrastructure Technical Auditor is expected to work closely with the SPR-SMT and PPCH-SMT in verification and auditing for all related the infrastructure technical works;
• Conduct an independent field testing for conformance of the completed works to the Technical Specifications;
• Carry out selective field monitoring of the progress of subprojects as they are implemented at the Commune/Sangkat level;
• Conduct an independent monitoring on materials testing, verification of quantities, adherence to contractually stipulated standards and conformance with approved engineering designs and specifications;
• Conduct an independent monitoring on quantity and quality of all performed works and reported by the contractors and SMTs;
• Carry out an independent monitoring the performance of contractors and communities so that advice can be given to the SMTs, Town/District/Khan Administration, and Commune/Sangkat Councils on the quality of their work;
• Ensures the technical audit summary report is prepared within established deadline. The technical audit summary report including objectives, scope, findings, conclusions and recommendations;
• Conducts oral and written presentations to PCO and SMTs management, as appropriate, during and upon the completion of audits;
• Coordinate with other LEAP Infrastructure Engineer Consultants and attend, as requested, national level forums on relevant infrastructure issues; and
• Perform other duties as required by, LEAP Project Manager, and Project Director.