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Economic Resilience Initiative— Infrastructure Technical Assistance (ERI-ITA) Southern Neighbourhood and Western Balkans - TA2017141 R0 ERI

Technical Assistance
Southern Neighbourhood and  Western Balkans
01-10-2018

NTU has this week received notification from the EIB that the NTU Consortium has been shortlisted for a major project which will provide infrastructural technical assistance to the Southern Neighbourhood and Western Balkan states. This project is one of the cornerstones of the EIB’s development budget, with over 30,000 person-days envisioned over a 48-month period, and with a budget of up to Eur25,000,000. NTU as the lead member of a strong consortium of partners, will be able to lean on its extensive experience of delivering best in class services to the EIB, across a broad spectrum of sectors, ranging from Energy and the Environment, to Transport. The EIB is of growing strategic importance to NTU, with over 20 Individual Projects or Framework Contracts, either fully completed or currently under implementation. We here at NTU feel that these successful collaborations allow us to understand exactly what the EIB want in an implementing partner and will stand us in good stead when developing our technical proposal.

Economic Resilience Initiative (ERI)

Within the framework of the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP), which sets out EU and EC policy and cooperation objectives for the relations with the Neighbourhood countries, and in response to a request by the European Council in March 2016 for EIB to present a specific initiative aiming to rapidly mobilise additional financing in support of growth, vital infrastructure and social cohesion in the Southern Neighbourhood and Western Balkans regions, the Bank developed the Economic Resilience Initiative (ERI). The Council endorsed the Initiative in June 2016 and the EIB Board approved it in October 2016 with the launch of the first components to step up EIB’s activity in the two regions. 

The ERI is an integrated and substantial package of loans, concessional finance and innovative instruments to finance investments to upgrade and develop social and economic infrastructure and stimulate private sector-led growth and job creation. This major initiative is expected to result in an increase in EIB financing in the region by EUR 6bn over the 5-year period from October 2016 in addition to the EUR 7.5bn already envisaged prior to the initiative.

The ERI entails four components: 

  • an EIB contribution starting immediately to maximise support under existing frameworks; 
  • concessional finance to step up investments in vital public infrastructure; 
  • support to higher-risk operations for growth and impact finance, particularly in the private sector; and 
  • technical assistance and advisory services (TA&AS) to support the preparation and implementation of the initiative.

Project vacancies related to this shortlist

Team Leader

Team Leader / Southern Neighbourhood

Team Leader / Western Balkans

Sectoral Project Manager - Environment

Sectoral Project Manager - Energy

Sectoral Project Manager - Transport

Sectoral Project Manager - Social Infrastructure

Sectoral Project Manager - Digital Econom

Objective

The project is intended to commence in February 2019 and will last 48 months. The overall objective of this ERI-ITA Contract is to contribute to the improvement of the infrastructure sectors in the ERI Partner Countries of the Southern Neighbourhood and Western Balkans. 

Purpose 

The purpose of this TA Contract is to support the identification, preparation and/or implementation of Investment Projects in the environment (predominantly water and sanitation), energy, transport, social infrastructure and digital economy sectors, and are expected to be part-financed by EIB through loans or a combination of grants and loans (Blending). Other sectors may also be included. 

Technical Interventions

NTU as the lead member of a strong consortium of partners will contribute to the successful achievement of the results of individual ERI TA sub-assignments consisting of studies, analyses or services predominantly, but not exclusively, in infrastructure investments in the environment, energy, transport, social infrastructure and digital economy sectors and for services to the Beneficiaries.

Specific deliverables provided by NTU will include sector/baseline studies, pre-feasibility studies, feasibility studies and financial / economic analyses, environmental and social impact assessments, detailed designs, budget and financing plans, tender documents, and other technical assistance studies and services, for investment projects in the above sectors. Deliverables may also comprise the transfer of know-how in project development, project management and financing and reporting techniques to the Beneficiaries, to enhance expertise and skills of local human resources within government institutions, local authorities, municipalities, etc. 

EIB - Preliminary studies & project design for Port Victoria Seychelles 2018/S 103-234517

Seychelles
Technical Assistance
28-09-2018

With the opening of Seychelles International Airport, tourism have become the primary industry and the demand for further transport infrastructure upgrade and modernisation has become a necessity. Consequently, in May 2015, the European Investment Bank (“EIB”) commissioned the elaboration of the Feasibility Study for the Rehabilitation and Extension of Port Victoria, Seychelles, which was finalized in March 2017. The TA operation was financed under the Cotonou agreement. 

The project is estimated to kick start by January 2019 and the overall objective of this contract is the development of an economically efficient and modally complementary infrastructure in Port Victoria contributing to the socio-economic growth of the Seychelles. 

Project vacancies related to this shortlist

Team Leader / Port Infrastructure Specialist

Port Design Engineer

Geotechnical Expert

Dredging Specialist

Environmental Expert

Purpose

The purpose of this TA is to design a detailed project for rehabilitation and extension of the Commercial Port. This includes the building of a new quay wall of 600 m and related land reclamation and dredging as well as providing technical support to SPA for the procurement process for the works.

NTU will contribute to the achievement of the following results:

  • Design Basis
  • New Terminal Layout Concept include the following:
  • Detailed Engineering Design of port structures, land reclamation, services & utilities and dredging areas;
  • Dredging Management Plan;
  • Review and update of the ESIA (Environmental and Social Impact Assesment) and draft of the ESMP (Environmental and Social Management Plan) including a Stakeholder Engagement Plan;
  • Port Facility Security Plan according to ISPS – IMO requirements;
  • Project Implementation Plan;
  • Detailed Cost Estimate; and
  • Tender Documents to procure the related construction contractors

EuropeAid/137662/IH/SER/KE Institutional support to the Kenyan Transport Sector, Kenya

Kenya
Technical Assistance/ Capacity Building
24-09-2018

The overall objective of this assignment is to contribute to poverty reduction and accelerated and inclusive economic growth through more sustainable and efficient transport sectors (road, rail, maritime, air). This will be achieved through:

i. institutional support to improve the governance of the transport sector
ii. institutional support to improve technical skills in the transport sector
iii. institutional support in the urban mobility area

Kenya is the leading economy in the East African Region and has seen its GDP rate increased of 5,6% in 2015, with 6,4% of it being contributed by the transport sector; a number that is expected to increase further. In comparison with other countries in the region, the transport sector in
Kenya is relatively well developed in terms of both infrastructure and service and combines international quality operators and services. Local authorities recognize that changes need to be undertaken to maintain confidence, sustainable growth and poverty reduction. The Government of Kenya focus is on improving, promoting and sustaining efficient, affordable and effective transportation system including the whole East Africa and Great Lakes Region.

Project vacancies related to this shortlist

Transport Planner/Economist

Transport Planning/Transport Impact Assessment Expert

Change Management Expert

Traffic Management Planner

Institutional Expert

Traffic Data Collection/Survey Expert

Drainage Specialist

Organizational Structure and Staffing Expert

Expert in Maritime Skills / Curriculum / Institutional Development

Results to be achieved

  • To develop more efficient and safe transport system for increased productivity
  • Poverty reduction through economic growth
  • Implementation of a Bus Rapid Transit System in Nairobi
  • Improved road safety conditions
  • Reduce negative impacts on environment and the climate

Consultancy to conduct feasibility Study for Scaling up the Strengthening of Climate Resilience to the Copperbelt and North-Western Provinces

Zambia
Technical Assistance/ Capacity Building 
22-08-2018

The overall objectives of this assignment is; i) capacity building to help improve the knowledge of Government staff in the planning and design of the Pilot Program for Climate Resilience, and ii) to develop a feasibility study, which will inform the scaling up of climate resilience interventions to the Copperbelt and North-Western Provinces of Zambia.

Zambia’s climate is highly variable, with frequent droughts, seasonal and flash floods, extreme temperatures and dry spells. Floods and droughts have increased in frequency over the past three decades, costing the nation an estimated 0.4% in annual economic growth. These trends are expected to intensify in the future. Projected temperatures are expected to increase by 3-50C by 2100, with average precipitation declining during the early rainy season (October to December) and intensifying thereafter. In the absence of adaptation, rainfall variability alone could keep an additional 300,000 people below the poverty line over the next decade and reduce annual GDP growth by 0.9%. Climate change and variability are in turn affecting agriculture and natural resource productivity, thereby exacerbating poverty and contributing to decline in economic growth. On the basis of these observed climate trends, Zambia was one of the three countries in Africa selected for the Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR), which is funded by the Strategic Climate Fund (SCF) – a multi-donor Trust Fund under the Climate Investment Funds (CIFs). 

Project vacancies related to this shortlist

Team Leader - Environmental Economist

Social Development Specialist

Fisheries Specialist

Agricultural Specialist (Crop Production)

Agri-business / Agro-Processing / Value Chain Specialist

Environmental Expert

Civil/Design Engineer

 

Results to be achieved

Feasibility study

  1. Review the experiences and lessons from the implementation of the Kafue sub-basin and Barotse Sub Basin pilot projects;
  2. Establish governance, institutional and technical management entry points to scale up increased adaptive capacity of communities to climate change in selected districts of the Copperbelt and North-western Provinces of Zambia.
  3. Identify strategic rural infrastructure with potential for climate proofing.
  4. Identify District and community capacity needs.
  5. Ascertain measures for management of climate risks through consultative processes.
  6. Develop a framework for stakeholder involvement in identification and implementation of interventions for climate resilience upscaling.
  7. Undertake detailed feasibility studies, technical designs, bills of quantities and tender documents for the scale up program on climate resilience and low carbon development in the Copperbelt and North Western Province.

Capacity Building 

The capacity building shall help improve the knowledge of Government staff in the planning and design of the proposed Program.

  • Two existing staff, specialized in either Environment or Climate Change or related field will be provided by Government selected from the Provincial Administrations of the Project sites as full-time counterpart staff to understudy the Consultant. The training of these counterpart staff will be on the job, based on specific pre-planned and agreed assignments geared towards improving their capacity. For planning purpose, the Consultant shall provide a detailed on-the-job training program for the counterpart staff at the beginning of each phase.
  • The consultant will take all necessary effort to engage identified key stakeholders to support information gathering and identification of program interventions. Stakeholder engagement shall be initiated during Pre-feasibility Study phase with an initial (kick-off) national stakeholders’ workshop. Beyond this, the Consultant shall engage District and local level key stakeholders including the local Government offices, NGOs, Civil Society Organizations, traditional and political leaders to clarify Program details in order to incorporate indigenous knowledge. For formal consultations, the Government (Ministry of National Development Planning through the PPCR Project) shall organize national and provincial stakeholders’ workshops where the Consultant shall present the draft Program design, reports and drawings to the key stakeholders for their contributions and inputs.

RFP No.: RDA/CS/OIS/008/018 - Nacala Road Development Project Phase IV (Mwami/Mchinji One-Stop Border Post)


Zambia
Technical Audit
14-08-2018 

The overall objective of the project is to facilitate trade activities for both public and private sectors of the governments of Zambia and Malawi, together with neighbouring countries. As of now, several bottlenecks are hindering the free movement of people, goods and services, especially related to trade activities along the Nacala corridor. A One-Stop Border Post (OSBP) at the Mwami/Mchinji border will be build to improve this unfortunate situation. The OSBP will have two separate facilities one on either side of the international boundary line that require only one stop for vehicles and pedestrians in each direction.

Project vacancies related to this shortlist

Team Leader/Architect/Structural Engineer

Quantity Surveyor

Purpose

The aim of the OSBP project is to facilitate trade activities for public and private sectors of Zambia and Malawi. This will be achieved by providing a vital transport infrastructure along the corridor through:

(i) facilitation of easy access for intra and inter-regional trade;
(ii) facilitation of easy access to international markets through connectivity with major sea ports;
(iii) contribution to maximizing the operational efficiency along the corridor, and
(iv) promotion of social and economic integration, therefore, contributing to the betterment of the living standard for the general populace in the two countries and along the Nacala corridor.

 

Results to be achieved

  • The cost of doing business will be significantly reduced as freight’s transit time will drop from current average of 17-days to only 8-days, from Lusaka to sea-port
  • Aid for Trade initiative and its primary aim is to reduce the time, and cost of transport along the corridor.

ADB TA-9502 TIM: Baucau to Viqueque Highway Project - 001 Team (51115-001)

Timor-Leste
Technical Assistance
31-07-2018

The objective of this assignment is to develop an integrated national road network strategy and plan underpinned by policy instruments and institutional framework to effectively plan, execute, maintain and operate road sector assets in most efficient and cost-effective manner applying latest industry best practices.

Project vacancies related to this shortlist

Transport Policy Expert (Team Leader)

Road Maintenance Engineer

Road Design Engineer

Asset Management Expert (Systems)

Purpose

This project is to help the Government of Timor-Leste in fulfilling its key priority under the Strategic Development Plan (SDP) for 2011-2030 that aims to deliver a comprehensive road maintenance program, along with rehabilitation, upgrading of all existing roads and bridges, and establishing ring road national highway by 2030. 

Result to be achieved 

  • Draft a comprenhensive national road network strategy and plan 
    - Road Subsector Assessment 
    - Investments and O&M Strategy 
    - Organizational Reform Plan and LOS
    - Road Asset Management Plan 
    - DRBFC Operational Manual and Training 
    - Operational Plan for National Industry
  • Prepare a concept design for a sustainable road maintenance program 
    -Road Fund Policy Paper
    -Concept Design of Maintenance Program 

EuropeAid/138996/IH/SER/ME – IPA - Road safety assessment of Montenegro

Montenegro
Technical Assistance/ Capacity Building 
27-07-2018

The purpose of the project is to undertake detailed road safety assessment on 1855 km of road network in Montenegro in line with Directives 2008/96 EC and 2004/54 EC, enhancing the country’s road safety network to deal with increased volumes of traffic on both trunk roads and regional roads. The project is carried out through the 2014-2020 IPA II and is well-aligned with the Transport Community Treaty (TCT) on the Development of the South East Core Regional Transport which was ratified in Montenegro in March 2018

Project vacancies related to this shortlist

Team Leader

Road Safety Expert

Road Infrastructure Expert

Training Expert

Purpose

The overall objective of the project is to ensure effective enforcement of road safety legislation and to identify priority measures aimed at improving safety on the road network in Montenegro.

Results to be achieved

  • Road Risk Maps, in accordance with iRAP methodology
  • Road Star Rating, in accordance with iRAP methodology
  • On-job training of the licensed institution for auditing road safety aspects
  • Tracking road safety performance;
  • Safer Road Investment Plan with prioritisation of urgent actions.

EuropeAid/139464/DH/SER/UA Assistance for Dnipro transport development 

Ukraine 
Technical Assistance/ Capacity Building 
17-07-2018

The overall objective of the project will be to facilitate and promote the reform in the waterborne transport. This reform will be directly related to the obligations of the Article 367 of the AA to "promote efficient, effective and safe transport operations" and Annex XXXll to chapter 7 of the AA listing the relevant EU legislation to be implemented. The consultant shall help improve the legal and regulative framework required for reforming the IWW-subsector in relation to the Association Agreement. Contribute to the improvement and facilitation of the IWT subsector in MoI and the related institutions, building overall capacity with an aim to improve the safety, efficiency and effectiveness of IWT systems in Ukraine, creating the enabling environment in which the IWT industry operates in terms of the effectiveness of sector organization, the market freedoms which it permits, the regality constraints it imposes, and the responsiveness with which the government and MoI fulfil their functions. 

Project vacancies related to this shortlist 

Team Leader - Ukraine 

Legal Expert on IWW

IWW Institutional and Capacity Building Expert 

IWW Logistics and Multimodal Expert 

 

Purpose 
To provide a comprehensive lWT facilitation plan for the Dnipro River, based on an assessment of the existing transport and freight supply/demand situation in Ukraine and an identification of all infrastructure, institutional, regulatory, environmental, safety and commercial challenges hindering IWT competitiveness.
Results to be achieved

  • Ukrainian legal framework for Inland Waterways in compliance with the EU Acquis Communautaire, according to the Association Agreement between Ukraine and EU and with international conventions to which Ukraine is a party;
  • Approved capacity-building plan, tailor-made for IWW sector institutions: Administrative capacity plan and corresponding application of procedures, job descriptions and necessary manuals;
  • Approved set of documents regarding the IWT-promotion: Programme of promotion activities, organisational scheme of IWT-promotion and development structures. Approved and implemented short -term training plan and approved inspection guidelines and checklists;
  • Established pilot information system for market observation;
  • Capacity improvement of MoI and relevant bodies of Ukraine managing the IWT-system, through implementing a reliable, impatial, transparent and efficient organisation, management and maintenance of the IWW network in Ukraine, in compliance with the AA and the international conventions;
  • Improved abilities of civil servants of the JWT-subsector to have full capacity for responding to the demanding process of reforming the entire system;
  • Approved comprehensive Dnipro IWW Transport Development Plan;
  • The progress on implementation of the obligations under the Association Agreement implementation is visible and promoted.

RFP No.: 08-2017 - Consulting Services to undertake performance reviews and develop turnaround strategies at Zimbabwe National Roads Administration

Zimbabwe
Technical Assistance/ Capacity Building
17-07-2018

The consultant shall analyze the internal governance structure, operational and financial management as well as the performance measurement system of the Zimbabwe National Roads Administration to assess and provide recommendations.

Purpose
Based on the findings of the Performance Review, the consultant shall come up with a comprehensive Reform Strategy for the ZINARA to guide on the strategic direction of the ZINARA and providing adequate measures to address the areas of improvement identified in the Performance Review.

Outputs to be delivered

  • Report I: "Planning and preparatory work" (draft and final)
  • Report II: "Analysis, Assessment and Recommendations" (draft and final)
  • Reform Strategy (Draft and Final)
  • One Stakeholder workshop
  • One Briefing Session for main stakeholders (including aide memoire)
  • One Debriefing Session for main stakeholders (including aide memoire)

EuropeAid/139433/DH/SER/UA Support to the State Aviation Administration of Ukraine in Reinforcing its Competencies in Air Operations (OPS) and Flight Crew Licensing (FCL)

Ukraine
Technical Assistance/ Capacity Building
28-06-2018

TA and capacity building tasks with focus on providing support for the sustainable development of civil aviation and the civil aviation administration system, harmonise regulations and working practices to comply with the requirements of the EU norms and standards in the field of aviation safety (OPS&FCL). The project has to facilitate preparation for the implementation of the respective provisions stemming from the CAA Agreement between the EU and Ukraine, the Working Arrangement (WA) between the State Aviation Administration of Ukraine (SAAU) and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).

Project vacancies related to this shortlist 

Civil Aviation FCL Expert 

Civil Aviation OPS Expert 

Team Leader - Air Transport/Aviation Safety

Purpose

The project purpose is to strengthen the regulation and supervision of OPS& FCL.

The purposes of this contract are as follows:

  • To provide legal support to the SAAU to set up a solid legal ground for effective implementation of the relevant EU aviation regulations (EU standard, regulatory and procedural requirements) in Ukraine;
  • In synergy with other on-going EU funded projects, to reinforce the SAAU structural institutional oversight capacity, specifically in the area of OPS&FCL;
  • To reinforce cooperation with air operators and other relevant partners in the domain of OPS&FCL in line with EU standards.

Results to be achieved

  • Priority relevant EU legislation, covered by the CAA Agreement, is transposed into Ukrainian legislation; the implementing regulations for the relevant OPS&FCL legislation are developed and implemented;
  • The internal procedures, handbooks, checklists and guidance materials for the relevant Aviation Rules of Ukraine (ARU) are developed and ready for the SAAU approval;
  • Institutional oversight capacity of the SAAU is strengthened and upgraded through appropriate measures (e.g. training, on-the job training, etc.);
  • Cooperation with air operators is reinforced through some joint activities proposed by the project also for the industry; relevant information and knowledge are exchanged/ shared

EuropeAid/138806/DH/SER/AL: Capacity Building for Public Private Partnership (PPP) Management Skills Development in the Albanian Transport sector 

Albania
Technical Assistance/ Capacity Building
21-06-2018

Technical Assistance task focused on the capacity building of MoIE/ARA necessary to implement of the road objectives exposed on the National Transport Strategy and Action Plan 2016-2020 for issues related to preparation, implementation and monitoring of PPP schemes on roads. Such schemes are expected to be used for completion of a comprehensive road network and to support operation and maintenance of the network in safe sustainable and competitive manner. These activities are aligned with the Specifics Tasks foreseen within the Priority Action 4 for Road Transport in the Transport Strategy.

Overall objective

The overall objective of the IPA 2016 Sector Reform Contract in which the services of this contract are included under complementary support is:

  • To contribute to an efficient transport system, integrated in the region and in the EU network, which promotes economic development and the citizens’ quality of life by focusing on the road transport.

Purpose

The purpose of the contract is as follows:

  • To improve the capacities of the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure (MoIE) and Albanian Roads Authority (ARA) by providing Technical Assistance service for developing skills and legislative framework concerning Private Public Partnership financing methods in the road transport infrastructure construction, operation and maintenance.

Results to be achieved 

  • The MoIE/ARA staffs are trained in the fundamental country advantages that differentiate infrastructure concession from other types of public administration contracts, and in the range of public-private sector infrastructure management contracts.
  • MoIE/ARA staffs are trained to in the full process of awarding a concession and PPP contracts on roads including identification of potential projects, evaluation process and contract preparation as well as contract monitoring implementation.