Consultancy: Drought forecast need and gap assessment 

Nile Basin Initiative (NBI)

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 🇪🇹



Consulting Services – Individual Consultant


 NAME OF PROJECT – Nile Cooperation for Climate Resilience

  Project Loan No./Credit No./ Grant No.: TF172848 NCCR (Nile Cooperation for Climate Resilience)

Assignment Title: Drought forecast need and gap assessment 

 Reference No. ET-ENTRO-232984-CS-IND

 The Eastern Nile Technical Regional Office ENTRO has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Nile Cooperation for Climate Resilience Projects   (NCCR) and intends to apply part of the proceeds for individual consulting services.

The consulting services (“the Services”) isto strengthen the Nile basin regional offices and Nile basin countries capacity in drought forecasting system; specifically, to  undertake a need assessment and develop a comprehensive Terms of Reference for the Drought Risk Mitigation project. The service will also require review drought and  drought forecast (up to 6 months lead time) related documents about the Nile basin, conducted by NBI and other institutions; Review the existing drought forecasting  system of EN (technology, institute, human resources, applicability, etc.) and identify the critical gaps (in meteorological, agricultural, hydrological, consequences of  drought forecasts); Review the concept note of Drought Risk Mitigation (DRM) prepared for next phase activity under the NCCR project and make recommendations to  enhance the document; Present the review in joint meeting with the NBI centres and the NBD and prepare a report that includes the review of the systems, capabilities,  gaps identified, recommended actions, etc; identifying needs assessment by developing a structured template for assessing stakeholder requirements and also TOR  Preparation  for Drought Risk Mitigation Project.The Consultant will be engaged for two and half months over a period of four months.

The Eastern Nile Technical Regional Office (ENTRO) now invites eligible Individual Consults (“Consultants”) to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested  Individual Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services. The short-listing  criteria are: information indicating their professional capability and experience to perform the services; (qualification, description of similar assignments, relevant work  experience in similar conditions, availability of appropriate skills and Language proficiency). Detailed Terms of Reference for the list of the required consultancy is attached in  our website

The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to Section III, paragraphs, 3.14, 3.16, and 3.17 of the World Bank’s “Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers” November  2020, setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest. In addition, please refer to the following specific information on conflict of interest related to this assignment: [  information on conflict of interest related to the assignment as per paragraph 3.17 of the Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers” November 2020]. 

A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the [Individual Consultant Selection method, Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers, November 2020].

Further information can be obtained at the address below during week days office hours [i.e. 08:30 to 17:30 hour’s local time].

Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, or by mail, or by email or by fax,) by April 19, 2022 5:00PM Addis Ababa local time.

How to apply

Interested applicants are advised to submit applications electronically to the Executive Director and procurement officer through [email protected]; and copy        to [email protected] and [email protected] .  

Detailed Terms of References (ToR) Can be Downloaded here

Eastern Nile Technical Regional Office (ENTRO)

Attn: Executive Director

P. O. Box 27173-code 1000

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Tel: +251-011- 6461130/32

Fax: +251-011- 6459407