Consultancy Service for the Review of Job Application and the Short Listing and Interviews of Qualified Candidates 194 views

CONSULTANCY SERVICE FOR THE REVIEW OF JOB APPLICATIONS AND THE SHORT LISTING AND INTERVIEWS OF QUALIFIED CANDIDATES FOR THE ADVIERTISED POSTS AT THE SECRETARIAT

Background

The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) is a Regional Economic Community comprising of 21 Africa States which agreed to promote regional integration through trade development and to develop their natural and human resources for the mutual benefit of all their peoples.

The Secretariat advertised for the following Professional positions. Please note that the Financial Proposals will be requested for from the Firms that will be selected from the Technical proposals evaluation and the number of applications will be indicated

NAME OF VACANT – POST GRADE

1. Director Human Resources and Administration – P5

2. Chief Internal Auditor – P4

3. Legal Officer – P3

4. Automated Information Systems Expert (ASYCUDA) and others – P3

The COMESA Secretariat now wishes to contract a Human Resource Recruitment Agency/HR Management Consulting firm to conduct the short listing for the Posts, based on the terms of reference given in the call for applications. This tender is open to only firms registered and operational in the COMESA region.

Specific Terms of Reference

The Consultant/Firm shall perform as per the following Specific Terms of Reference:

(i) Review all the applications received;

(ii) Prepare a Summary of Applications in the format provided by COMESA;

(iii) Evaluate each candidates’ application as per the criteria below:

  • a. Qualifications
  • b. Relevant experience
  • c. Years of experience
  • d. Understanding of Job description
  • e. Computer literacy- eligible candidates should be computer literate
  • f. Age

(iv) Score each candidate and rank all applications

(v) Short list a maximum of five (5) candidates for each post;

(vi) Ensure that only one (1) candidate from anyone (1) country is shortlisted for any given post. In cases where two (2) or more candidates from one country are found to be qualified for the post, the best candidate among the candidates should be short listed;

(vii) Prepare a short listing report and make recommendations with comprehensive justifications and rankings for all candidates (shortlisted or not shortlisted.);

(viii) Sign and submit the short listing report within five (5) days of signing the contract.

(ix) Once the report is approved, prepare both oral and written interview questions including a psychometric test;

(x) Act as Secretary to the interview panel and prepare the interview report; and

(xi) Present the interview report and recommendations to the Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Matters

Deliverables

At the end of the assignment, the Consultant/Firm is expected to have delivered the following:

(i) A final Shortlisting Report, containing a shortlist of not more than five (5) highly qualified candidates for each post who will be invited for interviews

(ii) A final Interview Report, containing the recommendations of the Interview panels for suitable candidates for each post

Criteria for Evaluation of Consultants

Bidders must provide both Technical and Financial proposals. The evaluation shall be based on the following attributes:

(i) The overall responsiveness and quality of the proposal in clearly stating an understanding of the work to be performed;

(ii) Technical ability of the proposer to perform the required services;

(iii) The experience and reputation of the proposer as represented in the response and the quality of the references;

(iv) Cost of services. Fees and expenses will be a particularly important factor when all other evaluation criteria are relatively equal.

Submission of Applications

The bidder shall submit the proposal in online by email, in a pdf format to the following email: [email protected] copy to: [email protected] Physical deliveries shall not be accepted. Bids should be addressed to the following address:

THE CHAIRMAN -PROCUREMENT COMMITTEE

COMESA SECRETARIAT

BEN BELLA ROAD

P.O BOX 30051

LUSAKA, ZAMBIA

Tel: 260 211 229725 – 32

Attention: Mr. Silver Mwesigwa

CLOSING DATE OF TENDER

Tenders must be submitted to the COMESA Secretariat by email on or before 06th April 2021 at 15:00 hours LUSAKA TIME.

  • To help us track our procurement effort, please indicate in your email where (ngotenders.net) you saw this tender/procurement notice.

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