Ministry of Economic Development
Request for Expression of Interest - Business Analyst

Request for Expression of Interest


Business Analyst


COVID-10 Emergency Income Support Project



Number of staff

1 staff


The rapid spread and escalation of the COVID-19 pandemic have disrupted the local economy, livelihoods, and resulted in a deep impact of incomes of the formal and informal sector. As part of the economic relief response, the government of Maldives rolled out various support packages to retain employees and mitigate the income loss faced by workers in the market.

One of the key initiatives under this response was the COVID-19 Emergency Income Support Program implemented with assistance from the World Bank. This project will assist the GoM to respond to the COVID-19 crisis and build better social protection systems to improve responsiveness and resilience in the future. Under the first component of the project, (a) financing the COVID-19 Support Allowance, has been implemented by the MoED in partnership with NSPA. During the program, which was carried out in 2020, over 20,000 affected individuals has been supported through an allowance. Although it is a temporary program, the data collected on beneficiaries will provide a basis for further government support, activation and reinsertion activities over time, with the objective of ensuring both the immediate welfare of beneficiaries and the rapid recovery of the economy and employment. As part of the second component, (b) the World Bank is providing technical assistance (TA) to the government over a period of two years, to strengthen its social protection systems and programs with the objective of making the safety net more adaptive to future economic crises and disasters.

The objective of this assignment

With improved economic sentiment within the economy and the extensive coverage of vaccine administration, the GoM aims to gear the project activities to incorporate essential upskilling, training and outreach programs, and to create a pathway for affected workforce to reintegrate back into the market.

As part of these activities, the GoM aims to create a support program for the self-employed individuals who are impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. The aim of the program is to support and sustain MSMEs through financial assistance, intending for a sustainable labor market to preserve the employments, that has been affected onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Key activities within this project will include:

  • Identification of eligible applicants for the support grant program for the self-employed
  • Undertake trainings program for the support of self-employed individuals seeking to participate in the program
  • Providing mentoring and advice on business activities.

Scope of service, Required Expertise & Qualifications, and Remuneration

Please refer to the Terms of Reference


Contract Duration

The contract duration will start upon signing the contract and will end on 31st December 2022. Upon signing of the contract, 3 months shall be counted as the probationary period. The contract shall be renewed based on performance, need, and funding.

This contract is expected to commence in August 2022.



The Ministry of Economic Development now invites interested eligible individuals to submit their Expressions of Interest (EoI). Interested individuals must provide ID Card Copy, CV and academic certificates covering the key qualifications listed in the Terms of Reference.



The expressions of interest must be delivered to the address below by regular mail, emails, no later than 1600 hrs Maldivian time on 31st July 2022.



Note: The request for expressions of interest shall be read in conjunction with the TOR for the respective post.


Ministry of Economic Development

Velaanaa Building, 11th Floor,


Republic of Maldives

Tel:  3323668

E-mail: [email protected]

19 July 2022