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Request for Expression oF Interest- Consultancy Services for Financial Assistant

Republic of Lebanon
Ministry of Public Health
Lebanon Health Resilience Project (P163476)
Consultancy Services for
Financial Assistant
(Loan No. 87710-LB; Contract Code: LB-MOPH-ICS-002)
The Lebanon Health Resilience Project (LHRP) is a five-year project funded by the World Bank. The project is designed to support the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) strategy to establish a pro-poor Universal Health Coverage program. The project aims to increase access to quality healthcare services to poor Lebanese identified by the Ministry of Social Affairs (MoSA) through the National Poverty Targeting Program (NPTP), based on a proxy-means testing targeting mechanism. All identified individuals will benefit from comprehensive packages of defined health services delivered at 204 Primary Health Care Centers (PHCCs) selected from the MoPH PHCCs network.
The Ministry of Public Health is seeking to recruit a Financial Assistant to assist in overall project implementation. The tasks of Financial Assistant will include: (i) Prepare all payments related to the project, including: Payment by checks from the Designated Account, Replenishment Application; (ii) Assist the financial officer in the monitoring of the Project Designated Account by verifying all payments made from/ to the Designated Account against the payment requests prepared by the Project Management Unit (PMU); (iii) Prepare the draft bank reconciliation for the replenishment of the Designated Account; (iv) Follow up on the clearance of Petty Cash payment and ensure that all supporting documents are available; (v) Ensure proper record is in place for audit purposes; (vi) Assist in coordinating with the external and internal auditor as needed; (vii) Provide data and inputs for the quarterly project financial statements;  (viii) Assist in forecasting projected disbursements of the project; (ix) Assist in resolving financial queries or other related work as and when required; (x) Follow up on all financial and disbursements procedures with relevant concerned governmental institutions:  of Ministry of Finance, Central Bank, Court of Accounts etc; (xi) Maintain a fixed Asset Register. (xii) Verify the Financial Transactions and enter these transactions in the accounting system; (xiii) Regularly update the disbursement plan; (xiv) Assist in preparing the project budget; and (xv) Assist in drafting and updating financial inputs for project’s related documentation (progress report, Project Operations Manual, among others);
Perform other relevant duties as required.
The MoPH hereby invites eligible Consultants to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants should provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the Services.
A Financial Assistant will be selected in accordance with the procedures set out in the World Bank's Procurement in Investment Project Financing Goods, Works, Non-Consulting, and Consulting Services (dated July 2016 and revised in November 2017, August 2018 and November 2020).
Interested Consultants are requested to provide the following information:
  • A CV showing relevant similar experience, previous academic and professional achievement.
  • A motivation letter explaining the consultant’s relevant experience, as well as previous academic and professional achievements.
Expression of Interest must be delivered electronically to the address below not later than July 21, 2021. The subject of the e-mail should be: “Lebanon Health Resilience Project – Financial Assistant”.
Ministry of Public Health
Attention: Lebanon Health Resilience Project (LHRP)
Title: Project Management Unit (PMU)
Tel: 961 1 830300 Ext: 274
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