Ministry of Economic Development
Request for Expression of Interest – Gender and Safeguards Specialist


Sustainable and Integrated Labor Services (SAILS) Project


Gender and Safeguards Specialist



Number of staff

1 Staff


The Government of the Republic of Maldives through Ministry of Economic Development is implementing the Sustainable and Integrated Labor Services (SAILS) Project funded by the World Bank. The objective of the project is to introduce an unemployment insurance (UI) scheme for formal sector workers. In relation to the UI scheme the government is also planning to reform and extend its Job Center (JC), at the Ministry of Economic Development (MoED), as a means of supporting unemployed UI beneficiaries to regain productive employment, but also to extend access to active labor market programs (ALMPs) to all unemployed Maldivians regardless of their eligibility for UI benefits. The Ministry intends to apply part of the proceeds for the selection of a Gender and Safeguards Specialist for the implementation of this project.


Scope of service, Required Expertise & Qualifications, and Remuneration


Please refer to the Terms of Reference


Contract Duration

This is a 1-year contract ending December 2023, with the possibility of extension with pipeline donor projects. 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 January 2023.


The Ministry of Economic Development now invites interested eligible individuals to submit their Expressions of Interest (EoI). Interested individuals must provide a cover letter, their CV with information demonstrating that they are qualified to perform the services (description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions, availability of appropriate skills, etc.), academic certificates, and relevant reference letters, 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 2nd January 2023.


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


Shuhad Ibrahim

Project Director

Sustainable and Integrated Labor Services Project (SAILS)


Ministry of Economic Development

Boduthakurufaanu Magu, Malé, Maldives

Email:  [email protected]

18 December 2022