Somali Urban Investment Preparation Project Project #: P150374
Somali Urban Investment Preparation Project Project #: P150374


Somali Urban Investment Preparation Project

Project #: P150374

Terms of Reference    

PFM - Revenue Planning Specialist  


A.        Background:


The Somali Urban Investment Preparation Project (SUIPP) Project Number P150374 Is Project to Prepare project that is support feasibility, assessment and preliminary design studies for urban investment activities, which could be funded from a Multi Partner Fund (MPF), in the municipality of Hargeisa. Apart from preparation of the project, this project intends to build the capacity of Hargeisa Municipality in order to be able in managing the upcoming SUDP project.  


The SUIPP comprises a “project to prepare a project”. The main project – to be prepared by SUIPP -, called the Somali Urban Development Project (SUDP), intended for support by the MPF. Pursuant to relevant Bank Operating Procedures, which specifically allow for such situations, and given that the project has an environmental safeguard categorization of B, the activities to be supported under the SUDP will include both detailed project design and implementation. The activities to be undertaken under the SUDP in Somaliland constitute the enhancement of solid and liquid waste management and water supply in Hargeisa, the extension and institutionalization of the Local Development Fund, and institutional strengthening activities focused on the Hargeisa Municipality and the Hargeisa Water Agency.


Preliminary preparation, which includes feasibility studies and preliminary design for the main infrastructure activities under the SUDP, as well as a number of potential urban infrastructure investments on the Somaliland territories, and a range of institutional assessments, will be undertaken under the SUIPP – i.e. the project which forms the subject of Project Implementation Manual - also to be supported by the MPF. Some of the output of the technical work undertaken under the SUIPP will provide the basis for the preparation of the SUDP, while the scope of TA should also be applicable to urban development projects in a variety of different funding contexts. It should be noted that final design work itself – e.g. detailed engineering design, social and environmental impact assessments, exploratory drilling and preparation of bidding documents – will not be undertaken as part of the SUIPP. They will be undertaken as part of the SUDP or other projects under different financing arrangements and funding to cover these costs will be included in the project documentation and proposals relating to that operation.


Overall, the SUIPP will support two basic types of activity:


a.       Feasibility and preliminary design studies for the physical investments that will be supported by the SUDP and other urban development projects, and institutional assessments of the agencies that will execute these investments to provide an informational and analytic base for the preparation of institutional strengthening activities that will be supported by the SUDP.

b.      Provision of technical assistance to enhance the capacity of the Somali executing agencies to prepare and implement urban development projects, such as the SUDP, effectively and efficiently and to mitigate fiduciary and safeguards risk. These activities will be client executed. The SUIPP activities briefly described in “b” will implemented by Hargeisa Municipality (HM).


As part of the activities to be undertaken in the SUIPP Project that links with the aim of this project that intends to build the capacity of Hargeisa Municipality in order to be able in managing the upcoming SUDP project. As a result of this, to improve the capacity of Hargeisa Municipality and its services delivery, its very important to increase revenue collection of the municipality that can enhance its resource capability to increase services delivery.



B.        Objectives of Assignment:


The main objective of this assignment is to provide expert and technical help to Hargeisa Municipality in analyzing its budget, revenue collection trends in the past year, map types of revenue and percentage of collection and support through training the processes and means of achieving revenue collection maximization.


C.        Scope of Services:


The PFM Revenue Planning Specialist will review the Municipality Revenue, its collection in the past year, projection and percentage of collection. Based on the information collected, the Specialist will adapt and tailor training modules covering the topics of revenue mapping, projection and collection approaches as well as revenue collection monitoring to suit the Hargeisa context. He/she will then deliver this training at the Municipal level and district level. During This Training, 105 members from Hargeisa Municipality will be trained including Tax staff, Senior Management team and Leaderships.


a)    Review Hargeisa Municipality Revenue collection trends through a desk review of records on revenue in the past year and if possibly the year before.


b)    The expert will review the sources of revenue,  level of collection and collected revenues against planned revenues with a focus on analysing any variances.   


c)   The Specialist will adapt training modules on revenue mapping, project and collection as well as revenue collection monitoring to suit the Hargeisa context and findings of the desk review.


d)   The Specialist will facilitate a training workshop for around 25 members of the Municipality senior management team and leadership of Hargeisa Municipality to discuss and understand revenue projection and mapping process.


e)    The expert will provide trainings on practical planning approach on Revenue collection for municipality staff. One training for HQ based senior team and one district level training for all districts. Each Training session, 30 Participants will attend.


f)    The expert will develop revenue collection monitoring plan and conduct a training for senior management of the municipality about the revenue collection monitoring. 30 participants will attend in the Monitoring Training workshop.


g)   The Expert will develop a detailed comprehensive revenue projection for the coming 2 Years and with clear percentage of increase.  


D.        Outputs and Performance Criteria


The  PFM Specialist will be responsible for the following reports:


  • Detailed 40 working days’ action plan

·        Detailed analysis of Municipality Revenue in minimum last year on monthly basis and increments. including source of revenue, percentage of collection and minimum 2 Years revenue projection and mapping.  

  • Conduct 4 Trainings each 2 days.  

·         Revenue Mapping & Projection  Training workshop

·         Revenue Collection Training (Leaders & SMT) Training workshop

·         Revenue Collection Training (Sub-District Level) Training workshop

·         Revenue Collection Monitoring Training workshop

  • Develop Revenue collection maximization Plan, Procedures & Institutional arrangements for collection, as well as Monitoring Plan during the implementation.  
  • Final Report including recommendations.


E.        Required Qualifications


The is expected to have relevant skills and qualifications for the position, with particular focus on the following:

  • University first degree with major in a relevant discipline (e.g. Business Administration, PFM, Taxation and Public Policy) and relevant training in office management work;
  • A post graduate degree will be an added advantage;
  • Demonstrated prior Work Experience: At least 10 years of Finance experience with not less than 5 years’ experience in PFM and Revenue or Taxation.   
  • Experience on providing training/teaching or skill transfer to employees.
  • Knowledge on Managing and Supervising Team.
  • Good Writing skills in both English and Somali
  • The ideal candidate must be well organized, self-motivated, highly responsible and able to work in team, analytical, conceptual thinking, ability to take risks and make independent decisions; ability to work unsupervised and under pressure; and
  • Must be computer literate in Microsoft Office (Word Processor, Spreadsheets etc) and any other applications used in procurement


F.                     Duration and conditions of service


·        Duration


The Duration of this assignment is 1 Month (30 working days). The number of days on this assignment can be split into three or more months based on the availability and commencement of the work.



·        Remuneration


The fee for this consultancy will be on daily based. The rate for the position will be paid in accordance with the projects budget.


G.                   Application Processes and Deadline


·        All interested candidate for this positions will send 1) Cover Letter 2) updated CVs and 3) 30 days’ action plan for delivering roles and functions outlined in this TOR

·        Cover Letter & CVs in 1 PDF file and 30 days’ action plan in Second PDF file 

·        The two files will be send to this email: and copy to - with the subject PFM Specialist on Revenue Planning  

·        Application deadline is Julyune25, 2017 before 05:00 pm in the afternoon.

·        Due to urgency of this consultancy work, the expected consultant is expected to start in July/August 


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