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Overview of position
The consultant will be required to conduct a Cost−Benefit Analysis (CBA) for the Dharoor Valley Dam project in Bari Region, Puntland State of Somalia. A feasibility study was carried out at the proposed site, Gawlalaale, and designs for an earth dam produced with associated Bills of Quantities (BoQ). This consultancy will identify, value, and compare costs and benefits for the proposed dam project in order to evaluate its viability.
The consultant will be required to conduct a Cost−benefit analysis (CBA) of the proposed Dharoor Valley Dam project. The primary objective of the CBA will be to determine whether the benefits of the project outweigh its costs, and by how much relative to other alternatives. Through the CBA, key decisions will be made on: Whether the proposed project is a sound decision or investment; and/ or Alternative project options need to be considered. The specific tasks for the consultancy is as follows:
Expected output: The Consultant shall define the objective of the CBA, collect all the relevant data and information, carry out analysis to produce the following outputs: Inception Report, to be submitted in two (2) parts one (1) week after the commencement of the Services Part I shall deal with the feasibility study and detailed design aspects of the assignment Part II shall deal with the environmental and social impact issues. The reports shall contain the refined overall work schedule, work plan, administrative arrangements, methodology and approaches, results of review of existing documents during the inception period, observations made during reconnaissance surveys and other relevant information Financial and Economic Analysis of the proposed Dharoor Valley Dam Project, to be submitted within one (1) months after the commencement of the Services, detailing the following:
Financial and Economic Analysis of at least another two options, supported by technical data, to be submitted within one (1) months after the commencement of the Services.
Project reporting: This role reports to the SWALIM Technical Advisor
Education: • The expert employed for the study shall either hold a University degree in Economics or related discipline. Work experience: • Minimum of 8 years of demonstrable relevant experience. • Geographical experience: • Minimum of 10 year of experience in Horn of Africa (desirable). • Languages: • Fluency in English is essential. Key competencies: Education: • University Degree in the field of Economics or related field. Skills: • Skills required for this job are typically acquired through the completion of an undergraduate degree & 10+ years of relevant experience. • Must be well versed in all MS Office applications & experienced in producing reports. • Self-starter with good initiative & multi-tasking skills who pays attention to the details, demonstrated ability to troubleshoot & resolve problems, excellent spoken & written communication.
Team management: This role has no team management responsibility.
Further information: Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this role.