The EITI is seeking a consultant to produce a study for the EITI MSG of Kazakhstan that aims to support governments and MSGs in the country to implement beneficial ownership, contract transparency, and systematic disclosures of information required by the EITI Standard.
The Consultant should be a prominent firm, organisation or individual(s) that the EITI International Secretariat considers to be credible, trustworthy and technically competent. The consultant must demonstrate:
- Experience in carrying out consultancy services in the oil and gas, and mining sector, specifically those relating to governance and transparency issues in Kazakhstan.
- Familiarity with EITI requirements and previous experience engaging with key stakeholders in the extractive sector.
- Legal expertise, particularly in beneficial ownership and contract disclosure as well as general legal frameworks on transparency and data disclosure in Kazakhstan.
- Previous experience of accomplished projects with governmental agencies in Central Asia.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Russian.
To ensure quality and independence in the undertaking, the consultant must, in their technical and financial proposals, disclose any potential or actual conflicts of interest, together with a comment about how they may be avoided.
A Consultant will be selected following a quality and cost-based selection procedure. Consultant should submit:
- A Technical Proposal, outlining: (a) the experience of the consultant/s, (b) the proposed methodology and work plan in response to the Terms of Reference (TORs), (c) the key experts’ qualifications and competence, and (d) a section on potential conflicts of interest. This section should identify any areas of work, including past, present or future consultancies related to the EITI, which might pose a conflict of interest. Please also describe strategies that you intend to use to minimize those risks. The Technical Proposal should not include any financial information. Technical proposals containing material financial information shall be declared non-responsive.
- A Financial Proposal, clearly indicating a lump sum financial proposal of all costs associated, with applicable taxes. The daily rate for the consultant fees should be clearly indicated. The Financial Proposal should be sent as a password protected PDF file. The passwords should not be sent. The passwords will be requested following the assessment of the technical proposals.
Proposals must be delivered by email to SKasimova@EITI.org by close of Friday 4 August 2023.
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.