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Ministry of Water and Irrigation Legal Specialist Job in Kenya – Enhancing Climate Resilience and Water Security Project

Republic of Kenya
Ministry of Water and Irrigation
Enhancing Climate Resilience and Water Security Project
Project No. P117635
Expression of Interest
Ref: MOWI / EWSCR /09/2011-2012: Legal Specialist
The Government of Kenya has received financing from the International Development Association (World Bank) towards a Project Preparation Advance (PPA) for preparation of the Water Security and Climate Resilience Project, and it intends to apply part of the proceeds to payments for consulting services to be procured under this Advance.
The PPA will include the following activities delivered by a team of specialists: 
1) Preparation of core technical documents including;
i) a project implementation manual and;
 ii) an environmental, social and resettlement framework, 
2) Provision of technical assistance for: 
i) analyzing the water sector’s legal, institutional and operational framework;
ii) reviewing the water sector knowledge base and analytical tools; 
iii) preparation of economic and financial framework; 
iv) reviewing and enhancing the technical and environmental and social safeguard related documents and;
 v) supporting the management and implementation of the project including procurement and financial management functions, 
3) Carrying out preparatory studies for potential sub-projects, 
4) Strengthening the capacity of the project coordination office through provision of goods required for that purpose including office equipment, supplies and vehicles, 
5) Carrying out training and workshops.
To coordinate and support the implementation of the PPA, the Government of Kenya wishes to hire a Legal Specialist for a period of one (1) year.
A. Objectives and Scope of Work of the Consultancy
The objective of this Consultancy is to support the Ministry of Water and Irrigation (MWI) on legal aspects related to the project preparation and implementation. In particular, being responsible, but not limited to the following: 
(a) Legal aspects related to investments being prepared and to the development of the Investment Framework,
(b) Contribute to enhancing and strengthening institutional and legal reforms associated with aligning the water sector with the Constitution of Kenya (2010), as well as any additional legal and/or institutional reforms expected to be adopted or implemented during the project, 
(c) Legal aspects related to the design and establishment of a Project Coordination Unit (PCU),
(d) Working alongside a team of specialists, (technical, environmental, social, economic and financial, and institutional), provide input on legal aspects to the development of the Investment Framework and in the scoping level review using the Investment Framework,
(e) Prepare training modules on legal aspects related to the PCU, Investment Framework, or other, and 
(f) Contribute to the design of a broader water investment pipeline planning and readiness tool to be developed during project implementation, in particular as concerns legal aspects.
B. Deliverables
Deliverables will be agreed upon during negotiation and will include but not limited to: Inception Report, Legal aspects on Investment Framework and Scoping Level Technical Analysis, Draft Report, User Guide/Training Modules, Final Report and Input on Investment Planning and Readiness Tool.
C. Work station
Office space will be provided by the project.
D. Qualifications and Experience
An advanced degree in Law or equivalent in the area of legislation with at least 10 years in the legal field, particularly as related to water resources and environment, experience working on and knowledge of the legal framework and ongoing reforms in Kenya being a distinct advantage. 
Experience working on legal/institutional aspects in World Bank/IDA financed development projects is strongly desired; and working knowledge of Microsoft Office and other essential software.
E. Remuneration
Remuneration will be based on international competitive rates and will reflect the selected candidate’s area of expertise and relevant work experience. 
Consultants not currently based in Kenya are also encouraged to apply; arrangements may be made for remote work with regular travel to Kenya.
F. Selection Method
Selection of an Individual Consultant will be in accordance with World Bank’s Guidelines for Selection and Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers dated January 2011.
The selection criteria will be solely based on individual experience and qualifications.
The Ministry of Water and Irrigation (the client) now invites eligible consultants to forward their Expressions of Interest (EOI) in providing these services. 
Interested consultants must provide their CVs and information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services (e.g. description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions, availability of appropriate skills, etc).
G. Invitation for EOI
Interested consultants may obtain further information at the address below during office hours between 0900 – 1630 hours from Monday – Friday inclusive, except public holidays in Kenya, before the deadline for submission of Expression of Interest.

The completed expression of interest documents in writing in three (3) copies must be delivered to the Tender Box on Ground Floor or send to the address below so as to be received on or before 18th June, 2012 at 1200 hours Kenyan Local time. 
The expression of interest must be in plain sealed envelopes and clearly marked “REF: MOWI / EWSCR /09/2011-2012 – “EOI FOR SPECIALIST” addressed to:
The Project Manager,
Enhancing Climate Resilience and Water Security Project,
Ministry of Water & Irrigation, Maji House, Ngong Road,
P.O. Box 49720-00100, Nairobi. 
Tel: +254 02 2716103,
E-mail: ewscr-project@water.go.ke

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