Individual consultant for dam review panel (Dam expert)

The World Bank

Rwanda 🇷🇼

The Government of Rwanda has received financing from the International Development
Association (IDA) toward the cost of the Commercialization and De-risking for
Agricultural Transformation (CDAT) Project and intends to apply part of the proceeds for
consulting service: Hiring individual consultant for dam review panel (Dam expert)
The Terms of Reference (TOR) related to this assignment are attached to this request for
expressions of interest.
The Rwanda Agriculture and Animal Resources Development Board (RAB)/
Commercialization and De-risking for Agricultural Transformation (CDAT) Project now
invites eligible Individual Consultants (“Consultants”) to indicate their interest in
providing the Service. Interested Consultants should provide their CVs demonstrating that
they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Service.
The shortlisting criteria are:
The Dam Design and Safety Specialist, (Panel Chair), must have a minimum of a
Master’s Degree in Civil/Hydraulic Engineering with 15 years demonstrated/proven
professional experience in dam design and construction works.
Specifically, the expert will:
i) enhance the client’s staff technical review capacity on dam design matters;
ii) attend a joint workshop with other panel experts to present and discuss the dam
design (for design review) & construction procedure and standards to be used by
consulting firms contracted for the project;
iii) review the dam type and design made during the detail design phase and in
particular: review of layout of dam and appurtenant structures; design criteria and
design calculations; and design, technical specifications and construction
schedules; assess the adequacy of construction work for the dam and appurtenant
structures; review of design adoptions during construction; review of construction
procedures, plan, and schedule; assess the safety requirements with respect to
stability and performance of the dam and appurtenant structures during operation
based on results of safety inspections. Review and evaluate the optimized reservoir
operation in view of the multipurpose aspect that intends to supply water for
iv) Review and comment, or lead the team to do so, on various models such as;
hydrologic, hydraulic, structural and/or geotechnical that would be built up by the
consultant or contractor.
v) Visit and inspect the construction site, in coordination with other panelists, and give
constructive comments or guidance especially on critical challenges that may
vi) Lead in reviewing the dam safety and all other requirement as per the World Bank
Good practice note on Dam Safety ESF/ESS4 Annex 1: Safety of Dams.
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” Fourth Edition
November,2020 (“Procurement Regulations”), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on
conflict of interest.
The evaluation shall be based on the relevant qualifications and experience of the
Consultant. Individual Consultants selected to be employed by the RAB/CDAT Project
shall be the most experienced and best qualified among the candidates,
Expressions of interest must be delivered through e-procurement system on by the time indicated in the system.





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