Consultancy Services for a Coordinator to Support the Implementation of State Integrated Financial Management Information System (SIFMIS) at Ekiti State Public Sector Governance Reform and Development Project
Ekiti State of Nigeria
Ekiti State Public Sector Governance Reform and Development Project
Consultancy Services for a Coordinator to Support the Implementation of State Integrated Financial Management Information System (SIFMIS)
Expression of Interest (EOI)
CR No: – 46670 NG
The Federal Government of Nigeria has received a credit from the International Development Association (IDA) towards the cost of implementing Public Sector Governance Reform and Development Project (PSGR DP). The overall objective of the project is to improve transparency, accountability and quality in Public Finance Management and Human Resource Management with a view to strengthen governance in participating States. Ekiti State is a beneficiary of this credit and intends to apply part of the proceeds for the implementation of State Integrated Financial Management Information System (SIFMIS).
Ekiti State Public Sector Governance Reform and Development Project now invites eligible candidate (Individual Consultant) to indicate their interest in providing the services. Interested candidate must provide information indicating that, he/she is qualified to perform the services (curriculum vitae, description of similar assignment, experience and evidence of any similar assignment carried out in the past with relevant references).
The objective of the SIFMIS Sub-Component is to support the implementation and effective utilization of simple but robust off-the-shelf Integrated Financial Management Information Systems IFMIS using a turnkey approach which will (i) support human resource management and payroll, planning and budgeting, transaction processing, accounting, auditing, and reporting on the use of financial resources; and (ii) make available a reliable and unified database, which will be shared by all users, and feed both state and FGN with the information that they need respectively. The system should however provide a basis for future expansion and adoption of key elements of the budget and financial management reform agenda (Budget Reclassification, Multi Year Budgeting Framework (MYBF), improved financial reporting according to International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS) for better accountability and transparency in the conduct of government business.
The consultant for the implementation of SIFMIS is expected to deliver the following services:
(i) Conduct a thorough assessment of the nature and use of the existing packages in the Accountant General’s Office and other PFM Institutions in the State to see if they meet the expectations of SIFMIS; with particular emphasis on the level of integration between Budgeting, Appropriation, Receipting, Payments, Accounting, Reporting, Human Resource Management information System (HRMIS), Payroll and Cash Management (including bank reconciliation).
(ii) Review all existing arrangements on financial information systems in the State
(iii) Clearly identify the major structural and institutional requirements needed to support the successful implementation of the SIFMIS. This will include clarity in roles and responsibilities, identification of ‘Super Users’ in the area of applications users, application management & support and ICT support unit.
(iv) Conduct Training Needs Assessment for the identified Super and other Users.
(v) Provide guidance in the establishment of Project Team in the Office of the Accountant General and participating MDAs
(vi) Facilitate the training of Project Team and key Stakeholders
(vii) Conduct a Project Risk Assessment and propose and present for thorough discussion the practical SIFMIS scope and technological platform including communications/connectivity infrastructure options to be adopted in light of existing institutional factors and systems currently driving financial management practice in Ekiti State and prevailing international best practices. Prepare a Project Charter.
(viii) Review and document business processes and information requirements in order to develop the technical and functional requirements for the overall SIFMIS.
(ix) Assist and support the Project Teams in developing a robust and appropriate bidding documents (Invitation For Bids (IFB) and The Supply, Installation, Integration, Testing and Commissioning of Financial Management Information System Software (IFMIS), Hardware and Network Infrastructure and Related Support Services bidding document) for the International Consultancy Firm who will have the specific responsibility for the design, installation, training and testing of the relevant SIFMIS software and related ICT infrastructure.
Minimum Qualification and Experience
A reputable Individual Consultant with minimum of ten years post qualification experience. The Consultant should have substantial capacity, experience and expertise in implementing or overseeing either integrated financial management information (IFMIS) and/or HRMIS and payroll system in the public sector at Federal or State Government level:
- The Consultant in addition must have skills in accounting and financial management, reforms system, analysis and ICT/MIS.
- The Candidate must possess a minimum of first degree in any field and professional qualification in accounting issued by an IFAC recognized body or a Degree/HND in Accounting with a Masters Degree.
- Possession of Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBoK) -PRINCE21, PMP2, will be added advantage.
- Proven experience and competence with respect to change management and organizational – development strategies.
- Proven specific experience in similar assignments and availability of appropriate mix of skills with demonstrable ability to deliver on schedule.
An Individual Consultant will be selected in accordance with the procedures set out in the World Bank’s Guidelines; Selection and Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers. January, 2011.
Interested Consultants may obtain further information at the address below from 9.00a.m to 4.00p.m local time
Expressions of interest (one original, two copies) in a sealed envelope clearly marked -Expression of Interest for State Integrated Financial Management Information System (SIFMIS) Coordinator must be delivered to the address below on or before Monday, 8th December, 2014 at 4.00p.m local time.
The Project Coordinator,
Ekiti State Public Sector Governance Reform and Development Project,
2nd Floor, Christore Building, EKSUTH Road, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State.
Tel: 08033887745 E-mail: email@example.com