Call for Proposals: Expert services in NPO Sector Terrorist Financing Risk Assessment in North Macedonia


Project: Support to national efforts in conducting Non-Profit Organisations (NPO) Sector Terrorist Financing Risk Assessment in line with FATF Recommendation 8

Donor: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH/ GIZ Global Program Combating Illicit Financial Flows/ Contract No: 81249502

Implementer: Association Konekt Skopje, North Macedonia

Country: North  Macedonia

Date of publishing 04.02.2020

Deadline: 13.02.2020

Note: Please download Detailed information on the scope of work in the <<Terms of Reference>>.

<<Call for Proposals>>

Expert services in

 NPO Sector Terrorist Financing Risk Assessment in North Macedonia

  1. Objective of this Call

The aim of the current call is to select an expert that will design and support the implementation of a NPO Sector Terrorist Financing Risk Assessment methodology, fully aligned with FATF standards and guidance and based on a collaborative approach between host government institutions and NPO sector.

  1. Scope of Work

Scope of work shall include: 1) developing a context-specific NPO Sector Terrorist Financing Risk Assessment methodology in line with FATF recommendation; and 2) facilitate the implementation. The methodology will be implemented by local assessment team with contractor’s support (more detailed explanation in the ToR)

  1. Deliverables

The selected provider should be responsible for the preparation of:

  1. Comprehensive Methodology on NPO Sector Terrorist Financing Risk Assessment compliant with FATF methodology and contextualized to local circumstances;
  2. Developed design of capacity building programme or equivalent;
  3. Prepared operational materials and deliverables from the tasks (outlines, agendas, data collection grids, presentations and other relevant materials as adequate);
  4. Defined guidelines and provided advisory support throughout the implementation of the methodological framework;
  5. Defined comments and provided advisory support for the drafting of the report on NPO Sector Terrorist Financing Risk Assessment;
  6. Report from the tasks.
  1. Period of execution of activities

First field mission is expected to be implemented in the week between 17 and 21 Feb.2020, in Skopje, North Macedonia.

All task and deliverables shall be completed by early July 2020 and the task will be executed by a key expert and non-key expert/s as needed with a maximum of 45 days.

  1. Criteria and qualifications

The selected entity/consultant should fulfil the following professional criteria

Legal entity

The organization shall have:

  • Background in NPO law or supervision,
  • Possesses expertise and tested methodology on collaborative NPO Sector Terrorist Financing Risk Assessment applicable for task delivery;
  • Experience with working with similar tasks,
  • Access to tolls on NPO risks assessment compliant to FATF methodology and best practices in the field of interest,
  • Extensive experience in developing and delivery of capacity building programmes on TF risk assessment for NPOs to state institutions and other stakeholders.

Key expert

  • At least 10 years of professional and educational experience in AML/TF field, research, analysis, risk assessment and/or investigation work, law enforcement, intelligence gathering and analyzing;
  • Extensive advisory and consultancy providing experience to governmental and civil sector;
  • Expertise in working on risk assessments and/or similar methodologies connected to CSOs/NPO in the region of Western Balkan, especially in North Macedonia would be an advantage;
  • Specific professional experience in institutions related to AML/TF specific to NPO/CSO sector would be an asset;
  • Extensive knowledge of the FATF FSRBs review process and mechanisms;
  • Knowledge and experience in working with the key international organizations/the standard setters for combating illicit financial flows, like the FATF, OECD, World Bank, UNODC etc.;
  • Extensive global outreach and experience in providing such services;
  • Professional experience in working with different audiences and providing same/similar trainings and other advisory or capacity building measures;
  • Ability to work with tight schedules and delivering of services with the given time frame;
  1. Application procedure

In order to be considered, the interested applicant needs to submit the following documents in English language:

  • Short methodology description;
  • CV of the key expert working on the task / and non-key experts if included;
  • Reference list with similar assignments (of the legal entity and the key expert);
  • Financial offer presented in day fee in EUR;

The requested documents should be submitted no later than February 13, 2020 on the following addresses:

  • e-mail address: konekt@konekt.org.mk ; or
  • by post or private currier on the address: st. Vladimir Polezinovski nb.19/1-6, 1000 Skopje, North Macedonia (dispatch date no later than the deadline/ confirmation of personal delivery provided by the project).
  1. Evaluation and selection process

Incomplete applications will not be considered for evaluation.

The evaluation and selection process will be based on best value for money. All applicants will be informed about the outcome of the process.