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Consultancy Opportunity: External expert for EITI Validation of Requirement 1.3 in Tajikistan

Request for Proposals.

Closing date


The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) is seeking a consultant to provide input on Requirement 1.3 of the 2019 EITI Standard on the Validation of Tajikistan


The International Secretariat is primarily in search of an individual consultant, though it remains open to considering proposals from consultancy firms. The ideal candidate will need to meet the following criteria:

  • Relevant university degree or equivalent. 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the Tajik extractives sector, thematic and regional expertise.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the EITI Standard.
  • A reputation for credibility and trustworthiness.
  • Demonstrated experience and/or academic qualifications related to civic space and human rights issues in the extractive industries.
  • A lack of conflict of interest with regards to the specific EITI Requirement(s) and country under review.
  • A track record in similar work. Previous experience with the EITI is not required but would be advantageous. 
  • English and Russian fluency are required, Tajik reading and understanding is required and fluency beneficial.
  • Ability to complete the assignment in the agreed timeframe.

Please refer to the attached Terms of Reference for more detail on required qualifications.

Application instructions

A consultant will be selected following a quality and cost-based selection procedure. The consultant should submit:     

  • A TechnicalProposal, following this template. The technical proposal should not include any financial information. Technical proposals containing material financial information shall be declared non-responsive.     
  • A FinancialProposal, clearly indicating a lump sum financial proposal, in USD, of all associated costs, including applicable taxes. The daily rate for consultant fees should be clearly indicated. The financial proposal should be sent as a password-protected PDF file. The passwords should not be sent - financial proposals submitted without the password will be considered non-responsive. The passwords will be requested following the assessment of the technical proposals.     

Proposals must be delivered by email to by close of 2 June 2024. 

About EITI

We believe that a country’s natural resources belong to its citizens. Our mission is to promote understanding of natural resource management, strengthen public and corporate governance and accountability, and provide the data to inform policymaking and multi-stakeholder dialogue in the extractive sector. By becoming a member of the Extractives Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), countries commit to disclose information along the extractive industry value chain – from how extraction rights are awarded, to how revenues make their way through government and how they benefit the public. Through participation in the EITI, more than 50 countries have agreed to a common set of rules governing what has to be disclosed and when – the EITI Standard. In each country that has joined the EITI, a multi-stakeholder group, composed of government, companies and civil society, supports implementation of the EITI Standard.