Monrovia, February 06, 2020: (CONSULTING SERVICES – INDIVIDUAL SELECTION)

Assignment Title: Consultancy to Develop a Business Plan for Land Service Delivery for the Liberia Land Authority (LLA) under the Liberia Land Administration Project Reference No.: LR-LLA-154151-CS-INDV

The Government of Liberia has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Liberia Land Administration Project, and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services.

The consulting services (“the Services”) include the development of a Business Plan that will provide guidance on the operations of the land service delivery system at the LLA over the next five (5) years. Specifically, the business plan will: provide an analysis of the present environment and develop a detailed business, costing and marketing plan that is expected to provide overall direction in the operation of a land service delivery system at the LLA, making it sustainable, efficient and growth oriented in the long-run. Complementary tasks, which will inform the development of the plan include but are not limited to the review of the legal and institutional frameworks for land administration and management, relevant national studies and reports, internationally accepted principles and best practices; and assessment of existing LLA organizational structure, staffing and business processes, including customer service. The plan should be time bound and show clear achievable targets within defined timelines.

The assignment is for a duration of 30 days.

The detailed Terms of Reference (TOR) for the assignment can be found at the following websites: www.emansion.gov.lr or www.lla.gov.lr

The Liberia Land Authority now invites eligible consultants (“Consultants”) to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services. The shortlisting criteria are:

Experience: • Master’s degree in Business Administration, Strategic Management, Economics or related field • A minimum of 10 years’ experience in business plan development and analysis of land market issues; • Good knowledge of the land reform process in Liberia particularly related to land market issues and the mandate of the Liberia Land Authority; • Proven track record of developing Business Plans for large and complex organizations including providing costs analysis, projection of income and returns; • At least 5 years of working in similar assignments; • Experience in analyzing: (1) markets for land services; (2) different sets/types of services; (3) skills sets and organizational structures required of different groups of functionaries in a large organization; • Experience developing related policies, procedures and guidelines; • Experience working with diverse groups of people, including government actors, civil society, and donor partners.

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” July 1, 2016, Revised November 2017 and August 2018 (“Procurement Regulations”), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest.

A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Individual Consultant Selection Method set out in the Procurement Regulations.

Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours, i.e. 0900 to 1600 hours GMT.

Expressions of interest must be delivered via email with subject.

“Re: Consultancy to Develop a Business Plan for Land Service Delivery” to the address below or in person on before February 21, 2020.

Liberia Land Administration Project (LLAP) Attn: Mr. Teakon J. Williams Project Coordinator Clay Building Sekou Toure Avenue Mamba Point, Monrovia, Liberia Tel: +231770567334 E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Cc: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Terms of Reference

Hiring of a Consultant to develop a business plan for land service delivery for the Liberia Land Authority (LLA)

Background:

The Liberia Land Authority (LLA) was established by an Act of the Legislature in October 2016. The LLA consolidates the land related functions previously performed by key land administration agencies, such as the Department of Lands, Survey and Cartography (DLSC) under the former Ministry of Lands, Mines and Energy, and the Deed and Title Registry of the Center for National Document Record Agency (CNDRA). Based on relevant provisions of the LLA Act, the LLA has now assumed responsibility for providing a range of land related services to the public in order to generate revenues both for LLA’s operations and placement in the consolidated account of the Government.

In 2018, the LLA received a grant of US$7 million from the World Bank (WB) to strengthen the capacity of the Liberia Land Authority (LLA) and establish a land administration system. The project, Liberia Land Administration Project (LLAP), was declared effective on March 22, 2018 and is expected to close October 31st, 2022. The project has four components namely: (1) Support to the Liberia Land Authority, (2) Inventory and Analysis of Tribal Certificates, currently being restructured, (3) Development of a Land Administration System, and (4) Project Coordination, Monitoring and Evaluation.

Currently, LLA service delivery model comprises the registration of deeds and other interests in land which need improvement for more efficiency while developing new services, such as survey and land use permits, among others, to meet the demand of the public. Notwithstanding the modest efforts, LLA cannot proceed in the absence of a business plan that will guide the delivery of its existing and anticipated services to the public. The World Bank is supporting the Liberia Land Authority under component 1 of the Liberia Land Administration Project to develop business systems, plans and processes.

The Liberia Land Authority therefore seeks the services of an experienced national (Liberian) consultant to provide consultancy services to the LLA to develop a business plan for land services delivery.

Objective of the Assignment

The objective for developing the Business Plan is to ensure the financial efficiency and sustainability of the operations of the land service delivery system at the LLA over the next five (5) years.

Scope of Service

Based on the objective mentioned above, the consultant will be required to provide an analysis of the present environment and develop a detailed business plan which is inclusive of an operational, financial, economic and marketing models that is expected to provide overall direction in the operation of a land service delivery system at the LLA, making it financially sustainable, efficient and growth oriented in the long-run. Complementary tasks, which will inform the development of the plan include but are not limited to the review of the legal and institutional frameworks for land administration and management, relevant national studies and reports, internationally accepted principles and best practices; and assessment of existing LLA organizational structure, staffing and business processes, including customer service and the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA). The plan should be time bound and show clear achievable targets as well as a marketing strategy within defined timelines.

The Consultant shall, specifically

1. Review relevant laws, reports and studies; 2. Assess and analyze services and products offered including processes and procedures; 3. Assess and analyze the organizational and management structure, financial model, and skills sets; 4. Conduct consultations with LLA, LLA customers, LRA and external stakeholders as necessary; 5. Analyze the market and catalog potential customers and determine how to reach them; 6. Develop a Business model and description of operations/s for each service/product; 7. Develop an overarching marketing strategy for the Business Plan; 8. Provide costing for each service / product that are efficient and affordable; 9. Make recommendations for potential needs for modified organizational management structure & new skill sets (in close collaboration with other consultancies conducted by LLA); 10. Provide projection on financials including Net Present Value (NPV) and Future Value (FV) over the next 5 years; 11. Prepare an implementation plan covering the period of 5 years.

Reporting Requirements

The Consultant will report to the Director for Administration and Customer Services on technical matters but will liaise with a Technical Staff in the Departments of Land Administration and Land Use and Management, the Executive Director, relevant Commissioners, and the Project Coordinator of the PIU on administrative matters.

Deliverables

The expected end product from of this assignment will be a complete Business Plan inclusive of a financial, operational and marketing plans along with a monitoring and evaluation plan for measuring the performance of the land service delivery system.

The Individual Consultant will be required to deliver the following Reports:

1. An Inception report, including a work plan and the proposed methodology for the study within 5 days of contract effectiveness (signature or Advance payment) 2. A comprehensive Draft Report which shall include all the findings with regard to the Terms of Reference. This Draft Report shall be presented within 20 days after receiving Client’s comments on the Inception Report. The Draft Report shall have sections on the proposed business plan, a financial and economic plan and marketing plan and strategy for a period of five years. 3. Final Report which shall include the Business Plan to be presented within 10 days after receipt of Client’s comments on Draft Report.

Each Report shall be four (4) hard bound copies and a soft copy on USB.

Duration of Assignment

The Business Plan Development consultancy is expected to last for 30 days, 5 days after signing of contract.

Qualifications and Experience

The Consultancy will be conducted by an independent consultant with the requisite qualifications and experience as listed below:

Qualifications and Experience:

Qualifications and Experience: • Master’s degree in Business Administration, Strategic Management, Economics or related field • A minimum of 10 years’ experience in business plan development and analysis of land market issues; • Good knowledge of the land reform process in Liberia particularly related to land market issues and the mandate of the Liberia Land Authority; • Proven track record of developing Business Plans for large and complex organizations including providing costs analysis, projection of income and returns; • At least 5 years of working in similar assignments; • Experience in analyzing: (1) markets for land services; (2) different sets/types of services; (3) skills sets and organizational structures required of different groups of functionaries in a large organization; • Experience developing related policies, procedures and guidelines; • Experience working with diverse groups of people, including government actors, civil society, and donor partners.

Competencies:

 Excellent research and analytical skills  Sound organizational, coordination and communication skills.  Strong presentation and facilitation skills.  Good knowledge of international development projects, particularly in the governmental sector.  Computer literacy, particularly, with MS Office.  Excellent command on both written and spoken English is essential.

Facilities to be provided by the Client

The Liberia Land Authority, the implementing agency of the project, will make available to the Consultant all documents that are relevant to the assignment and will establish a working group to facilitate the work of the Consultant.

 

Reported By: Emmanuel Chedeh Davis

 

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H.E. Dr. George Manneh Weah

H.E. Dr. George Manneh Weah
President of the Republic of Liberia


Hon. Chief Dr. Jewel Howard Taylor

Hon. Chief Dr. Jewel Howard-Taylor
Vice President of the Republic of Liberia


Atty. J. Adams Manobah

Atty. J. Adams Manobah
Chairman - Liberia Land Authority


Hon. P. Bloh Sayeh

Hon. P. Bloh Sayeh
Vice Chair - Liberia Land Authority


Hon. Ellen O. Pratt

Hon. Ellen O. Pratt
Commissioner - Liberia Land Authority


Hon. J. Josephus Burgess, Sr.

Hon. J. Josephus Burgess, Sr.
Commissioner - Liberia Land Authority


Hon. Kula L. Jackson

Hon. Kula L. Jackson
Commissioner - Liberia Land Authority


Mr. Stanley N. Toe

Mr. Stanley N. Toe
Executive Director - Liberia Land Authority

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