NATIONAL CASH TRANSFER OFFICE
NATIONAL SOCIAL SAFETY NETS PROJECT
REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (CONSULTING SERVICES)
EXPRESSION OF INTEREST
COUNTRY: NIGERIA
PROJECT: NATIONAL SOCIAL SAFETY NETS PROJECT
Project ID No: P151488
ASSIGNMENT TITLE: ENGAGEMENT OF NATIONAL CONSULTANT, ERROR, FRAUD, AND CORRUPTION FOR HOUSEHOLD UPLIFTING PROGRAMME (HUP).
ASSIGNMENT TITLE: ENGAGEMENT (HUP).

The Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) has received Credit from the International Development Association- IDA (the “Bank”). This credit will be used to implement National Social Safety Net activities.

The National Cash Transfer Office (Household Uplifting Programme), the implementing agency intends to apply part of the proceeds for eligible payments under the contract for the engagement of a National Consultant (Local)/ Error/ Fraud/ and Corruption for HUP to which this request for expression of interest is issued.

The objective of this consultancy is to
(i) Provide a brief report on the institutional framework for combating EFC in Nigeria.
(ii) Provide feedback on the framework for Prevention, Detection, and Deterrence of Error, Fraud and Corruption, and Action Plan.
(iii) Participate in the fact-finding mission.
(iv) Work collaboratively with the international consultant and NCTO to ensure actions are taken per HUP operating procedures.
(v) Produce a well written and comprehensive Standard Operation Procedure (SOP)
(vi) Conduct an overview of past or reported cases and provide advice on actions to be taken to strengthen documentation or reporting on same.
(vii) Prepare investigation analysis and reports, as well as feedback or required actions, were relevant to relevant service providers, beneficiaries, and other stakeholders.
(viii) Provide a template for fraud analysis log to improve reporting and data analysis.
(ix) Generate reports and risk management analysis and identify system improvements to prevent fraudulent activities as well recommend changes to anti-fraud processes and protocols.
(x) Detail presentation of SOP on salient features of the SOP

2.0 METHODOLOGY
The consultant will strictly follow the work plan, and the schedule agreed with NCTO in undertaking the contract assignment.
(a) An appropriate methodology will have to be determined by the consultant and NCTO.
(b) The consultant will undertake toe collection of all toe required data/information from various sources.
(c) The NCTO will facilitate the collection of the data/information.
(d) The assessment of the framework to control error, fraud, and corruption will be based on a desk review of available documents on the cash transfer program, including the Programme Framework, programs’ operational manuals, audit reports, monitoring and evaluation reports and other materials that describe the systems and processes in place that aim to prevent, detect and deter error, fraud and corruption.
(e) Facilitate in presentation and coordination of stakeholders’ workshops/consultations organized as per agreed work schedule.

3.0 TIMING AND LOCATION
This consultancy is for up to 60 days over I period of ten months effective August, 2019.

4.0 REPORTING
For the contractual purpose, the local consultant will report to the National Program Coordinator of the National Cash Transfer Programme.

5.0 THE SHORTLISTING CRITERIA ARE:
(1) To be eligible for the Position, the candidates who must be a Nigerian, must meet the following requirements:
(a) Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent degree) in Audit, investigations.
(b) Certifications in internal auditing/ Information Technology system auditing or Fraud/ risk management is desirable;
(c) A minimum of five years of experience in investigatory work and management.
(d) Experience in cash-based intervention is an added asset;
(e) Knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts, and approaches relevant to fraud audit and investigations;
(f) Knowledge of Fraud-related controls, policies, and procedures with strong problem-solving and analytical skills;
(g) Knowledge of various research and investigation methodologies and sources including electronic sources on the Internet, intranet and other databases;
(h) The ideal candidates must have carried out similar verifiable assignment In a Public sector in the past.

PREFERRED SKILL
Excellent analytical, written and verbal communications skills needed, good listening skills, ability to coordinate effectively with different levels of staff and stakeholders at both the state and federal level, Excellent IT skill is a must, proficiency In one of the major languages (Hausa, Yoruba, Igbo) Is also required. Ability to draft/edit a variety of written reports, especially concerning the preparation of complex reports of investigation is essential.

6.0 The Terms of Reference (TOR) for the assignment may be obtained from the Office through Email address: or 09037714633).
The selection process will be conducted through the procedures as specified in the World Bank’s Procurement Regulations for 1PF Borrowers (July 2016) (Procurement Regulations) revised in November 2017 and open to all eligible Candidates as defined in the Procurement Regulations

7.0 SELECTION OF THE CONSULTANT:
A National Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Consultant Qualification selection method (CQS) procedures in the Bank’s Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers (July 2016) (Procurement Regulations) revised in November 2017 available on www.worldbank.org/procure.
Interested Consultants may obtain further clarifications during office hours (9.30 am – 5 pm, Monday – Friday) at the address below:

8.0 Expression of interest which must include Curriculum Vitae, showing detailed experience earned by the candidate relevant to the above assignment must be delivered in hard copy to the address below before July 15, 2019

The Project Coordinator
NATIONAL CASH TRANSFER OFFICE,
74 ALI AKILU CRESCENT, STATE HOUSE, ABUJA

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