Wednesday, November 26, 2014

RESEARCHER - DEVELOPING LONG-TERM MITIGATION ACTIONS Cropping Systems

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST

SELECTION OF INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANTS

Reference Number: SADC/CLIM/06/2014

Request for Services Title:

Researcher - Developing Long-Term Mitigation Action Scenarios in the Smallholder AFOLU Sector in Southern Africa

CROPPING SYSTEMS

1. The SADC Secretariat is inviting Individual Consultants to submit their CV and Financial Proposal for the following services:
RESEARCHER - DEVELOPING LONG-TERM MITIGATION ACTION SCENARIOS IN THE SMALLHOLDER AFOLU SECTOR IN SOUTHERN AFRICA
CROPPING SYSTEMS
The Terms of Reference defining the minimum technical requirements for these services are attached as Annex 1 to this Request for Expression of Interest.
2. Only Individual Consultants are eligible for this assignment provided that they fulfil the following eligibility criteria:
a) they are not bankrupt or being wound up, are having their affairs administered by the courts, have entered into arrangements with creditors, have suspended business activities, are being subject of proceedings concerning those matters, or are being in any similar situations arising from similar procedures provided for in the national legislation or regulations of the SADC member states;
b) they have not been convicted of offences concerning their professional conduct by a judgment which has the force of res judicata; (i.e. against which no appeal is possible);
c) they have not been declared guilty of grave professional misconduct proven by any means which SADC Secretariat can justify;
d) they have fulfilled obligations related to the payments of social security contributions or the payment of taxes in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which they are established or with those countries where the contract is to be performed;
e) they have not been the subject of a judgment which has the force of res judicata for fraud, corruption, involvement in a criminal organisation or any other illegal activity detrimental to the SADC Secretariat' financial interests; or
f) they are not being currently subject to an administrative penalty.
3. The maximum budget for this contract is US $20,000 including expert service/consultant fees. Proposals exceeding this budget will not be accepted.
4. Your Expression of Interest must be presented as per Standard Expression of Interest Forms attached as Annex 2 to this REOI, in the English language and be accompanied by copies of all the indicated supporting documents. If the supporting documents are not in English, these shall be accompanied by a certified translation into English.
5. Your proposal clearly marked “Reference Number: SADC/CLIM/06/2014 – RESEARCHER - DEVELOPING LONG-TERM MITIGATION ACTION SCENARIOS IN THE SMALLHOLDER AFOLU SECTOR IN SOUTHERN AFRICA
CROPPING SYSTEMS
” in a sealed envelope, should be submitted in our tender box located at the following address:
Secretary to the Tender Committee
SADC Secretariat
Plot 54385 CBD
Private Bag 0095
Gaborone
Botswana
Attn: Mr Snowden Mmadi
Copy: Ted Peter Luka
6. The deadline for submission of your proposal, to the address indicated in Paragraph 5 above, is:
10TH December 2014 at 15:00 hours
7. Proposals submitted by Fax or E-mail are acceptable.
8. Your CV will be evaluated against the following criteria.
Criteria
Maximum points allocated
Education and Training
30
Specific Experience relevant to assignment
50
General Experience
20
Total
100
9. You proposal should be submitted as per the following instructions and in accordance with the Terms and Conditions of the Standard Contract attached as Annex 3 to this REOI:
(i) PRICES:
The financial proposal shall be inclusive of all expenses deemed necessary by the Individual Consultant for the performance of the contract.
(ii) EVALUATION AND AWARD OF THE CONTRACT:
Expressions of Interest determined to be formally compliant to the requirements will be further evaluated technically.
An Expression of Interest is considered compliant to the requirements if:
  • It fulfils the formal requirements (see Paragraphs 2,3,4,5,6 and 7 above),
  • The financial proposal does not exceed the maximum available budget for the contract.
The award will be made to the applicant who obtained the highest technical score. Expressions of Interest not obtaining a minimum score of 70% will be rejected.
(iii) VALIDITY OF THE EXPRESSION OF INTEREST:
Your Expression of Interest should be valid for a period of 90 days from the date of deadline for submission indicated in Paragraph 6 above.
10. The assignment is expected to commence within two (2) weeks from the signature of the contract.
11. Additional requests for information and clarifications can be made until 10 working days prior to deadline indicated in the paragraph 6 above, from:
The Procuring entity: SADC Secretariat
Contact person: Ted Peter Luka/ Timothy Gotora
Telephone: 3951863
Fax: 3972848
E-mail:tluka@sadc.inttgotora@sadc.intcnhira@sadc.intabanda@sadc.int
Copy: smmadi@sadc.int
The answer on the questions received will be sent to the Consultant and all questions received as well as the answer(s) to them will be posted on the SADC Secretariat’s website at the latest 7 working days before the deadline for submission of the proposals.
ANNEXES (in attached document):
ANNEX 1: Terms of Reference
ANNEX 2: Expression of Interest Forms
ANNEX 3: Standard Contract for Individual Consultants
Sincerely,
__________(signature)____________
Name: Ted Peter Luka
Title: Procurement Officer

RESEARCHER - DEVELOPING LONG-TERM MITIGATION ACTIONS livestock systems

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST

SELECTION OF INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANTS

Reference Number: SADC/CLIM/05/2014

Request for Services Title:

Researcher - Developing Long-Term Mitigation Action Scenarios in the Smallholder AFOLU Sector in Southern Africa

LIVESTOCK SYSTEMS

1. The SADC Secretariat is inviting Individual Consultants to submit their CV and Financial Proposal for the following services:
RESEARCHER - DEVELOPING LONG-TERM MITIGATION ACTION SCENARIOS IN THE SMALLHOLDER AFOLU SECTOR IN SOUTHERN AFRICA
LIVESTOCK SYSTEMS
The Terms of Reference defining the minimum technical requirements for these services are attached as Annex 1 to this Request for Expression of Interest.
2. Only Individual Consultants are eligible for this assignment provided that they fulfil the following eligibility criteria:
a) they are not bankrupt or being wound up, are having their affairs administered by the courts, have entered into arrangements with creditors, have suspended business activities, are being subject of proceedings concerning those matters, or are being in any similar situations arising from similar procedures provided for in the national legislation or regulations of the SADC member states;
b) they have not been convicted of offences concerning their professional conduct by a judgment which has the force of res judicata; (i.e. against which no appeal is possible);
c) they have not been declared guilty of grave professional misconduct proven by any means which SADC Secretariat can justify;
d) they have fulfilled obligations related to the payments of social security contributions or the payment of taxes in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which they are established or with those countries where the contract is to be performed;
e) they have not been the subject of a judgment which has the force of res judicata for fraud, corruption, involvement in a criminal organisation or any other illegal activity detrimental to the SADC Secretariat' financial interests; or
f) they are not being currently subject to an administrative penalty.
3. The maximum budget for this contract is US $ 20,000 including expert service/consultants fees. Proposals exceeding this budget will not be accepted.
4. Your Expression of Interest must be presented as per Standard Expression of Interest Forms attached as Annex 2 to this REOI, in the English language and be accompanied by copies of all the indicated supporting documents. If the supporting documents are not in English, these shall be accompanied by a certified translation into English.
5. Your proposal clearly marked “Reference Number: SADC/CLIM/05/2014 – RESEARCHER - DEVELOPING LONG-TERM MITIGATION ACTION SCENARIOS IN THE SMALLHOLDER AFOLU SECTOR IN SOUTHERN AFRICA
LIVESTOCK SYSTEMS in a sealed envelope, should be submitted in our tender box located at the following address:
Secretary to the Tender Committee
SADC Secretariat
Plot 54385 CBD
Private Bag 0095
Gaborone
Botswana
Attn: Mr Snowden Mmadi
Copy: Ted Peter Luka
6. The deadline for submission of your proposal, to the address indicated in Paragraph 5 above, is:
10TH December 2014 at 15:00 hours
7. Proposals submitted by Fax or E-mail are acceptable.
8. Your CV will be evaluated against the following criteria.
Criteria
Maximum points allocated
Education and Training
30
Specific Experience relevant to assignment
50
General Experience
20
Total
100
9. You proposal should be submitted as per the following instructions and in accordance with the Terms and Conditions of the Standard Contract attached as Annex 3 to this REOI:
(i) PRICES:
The financial proposal shall be inclusive of all expenses deemed necessary by the Individual Consultant for the performance of the contract.
(ii) EVALUATION AND AWARD OF THE CONTRACT:
Expressions of Interest determined to be formally compliant to the requirements will be further evaluated technically.
An Expression of Interest is considered compliant to the requirements if:
  • It fulfils the formal requirements (see Paragraphs 2,3,4,5,6 and 7 above),
  • The financial proposal does not exceed the maximum available budget for the contract.
The award will be made to the applicant who obtained the highest technical score. Expressions of Interest not obtaining a minimum score of 70% will be rejected.
(iii) VALIDITY OF THE EXPRESSION OF INTEREST:
Your Expression of Interest should be valid for a period of 90 days from the date of deadline for submission indicated in Paragraph 6 above.
10. The assignment is expected to commence within two (2) weeks from the signature of the contract.
11. Additional requests for information and clarifications can be made until 10 working days prior to deadline indicated in the paragraph 6 above, from:
The Procuring entity: SADC Secretariat
Contact person: Ted Peter Luka/ Matilda Mwenda
Telephone: 3951863
Fax: 3972848
The answer on the questions received will be sent to the Consultant and all questions received as well as the answer(s) to them will be posted on the SADC Secretariat’s website at the latest 7 working days before the deadline for submission of the proposals.
ANNEXES (in attached document):
ANNEX 1: Terms of Reference
ANNEX 2: Expression of Interest Forms
ANNEX 3: Standard Contract for Individual Consultants
Sincerely,
__________(signature)____________
Name: Ted Peter Luka
Title: Procurement Officer

RESEARCHER - SOUTHERN AFRICA EMISSIONS TRADING PLATFORM

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST

 SELECTION OF INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANTS

 Reference Number: SADC/CLIM/08/2014

 Request for Services Title:

 RESEARCHER - IDENTIFYING AND SETTING THE SCENE FOR A SOUTHERN AFRICA EMISSIONS TRADING PLATFORM.

1. The SADC Secretariat is inviting Individual Consultants to submit their CV and Financial Proposal for the following services:
RESEARCHER - IDENTIFYING AND SETTING THE SCENE FOR A SOUTHERN AFRICA EMISSIONS TRADING PLATFORM.
The Terms of Reference defining the minimum technical requirements for these services are attached as Annex 1 to this Request for Expression of Interest.
2. Only Individual Consultants are eligible for this assignment provided that they fulfil the following eligibility criteria:
a) they are not bankrupt or being wound up, are having their affairs administered by the courts, have entered into arrangements with creditors, have suspended business activities, are being subject of proceedings concerning those matters, or are being in any similar situations arising from similar procedures provided for in the national legislation or regulations of the SADC member states;
b) they have not been convicted of offences concerning their professional conduct by a judgment which has the force of res judicata; (i.e. against which no appeal is possible);
c) they have not been declared guilty of grave professional misconduct proven by any means which SADC Secretariat can justify;
d) they have fulfilled obligations related to the payments of social security contributions or the payment of taxes in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which they are established or with those countries where the contract is to be performed;
e) they have not been the subject of a judgment which has the force of res judicata for fraud, corruption, involvement in a criminal organisation or any other illegal activity detrimental to the SADC Secretariat' financial interests; or
f) they are not being currently subject to an administrative penalty.
3. The maximum budget for this contract is US $ 20,000 for expert service/consultants fees only. Proposals exceeding this budget will not be accepted.
4. Your Expression of Interest must be presented as per Standard Expression of Interest Forms attached as Annex 2 to this REOI, in the English language and be accompanied by copies of all the indicated supporting documents. If the supporting documents are not in English, these shall be accompanied by a certified translation into English.
5. Your proposal clearly marked “Reference Number: SADC/CLIM/08/2014 – RESEARCHER - IDENTIFYING AND SETTING THE SCENE FOR A SOUTHERN AFRICA EMISSIONS TRADING PLATFORM. in a sealed envelope, should be submitted in our tender box located at the following address:
Secretary to the Tender Committee
SADC Secretariat
Plot 54385 CBD
Private Bag 0095
Gaborone
Botswana
Attn: Mr Snowden Mmadi
Copy: Ted Peter Luka
6. The deadline for submission of your proposal, to the address indicated in Paragraph 5 above, is:
10TH December 2014 at 15:00 hours
7. Proposals submitted by Fax or E-mail are acceptable.
8. Your CV will be evaluated against the following criteria.
Criteria
Maximum points allocated
Education and Training
30
Specific Experience relevant to assignment
50
General Experience
20
Total
100
9. You proposal should be submitted as per the following instructions and in accordance with the Terms and Conditions of the Standard Contract attached as Annex 3 to this REOI:
(i) PRICES:
The financial proposal shall be inclusive of all expenses deemed necessary by the Individual Consultant for the performance of the contract.
(ii) EVALUATION AND AWARD OF THE CONTRACT:
Expressions of Interest determined to be formally compliant to the requirements will be further evaluated technically.
An Expression of Interest is considered compliant to the requirements if:
  • It fulfils the formal requirements (see Paragraphs 2,3,4,5,6 and 7 above),
  • The financial proposal does not exceed the maximum available budget for the contract.
The award will be made to the applicant who obtained the highest technical score. Expressions of Interest not obtaining a minimum score of 70% will be rejected.
(iii) VALIDITY OF THE EXPRESSION OF INTEREST:
Your Expression of Interest should be valid for a period of 90 days from the date of deadline for submission indicated in Paragraph 6 above.
10. The assignment is expected to commence within two (2) weeks from the signature of the contract.
11. Additional requests for information and clarifications can be made until 10 working days prior to deadline indicated in the paragraph 6 above, from:
The Procuring entity: SADC Secretariat
Contact person: Ted Peter Luka/ Timothy Gotora
Telephone: 3951863
Fax: 3972848
E-mail: tluka@sadc.inttgotora@sadc.intcnhira@sadc.intabanda@sadc.intCopy: smmadi@sadc.int
The answer on the questions received will be sent to the Consultant and all questions received as well as the answer(s) to them will be posted on the SADC Secretariat’s website at the latest 7 working days before the deadline for submission of the proposals.
ANNEXES (in attached document):
ANNEX 1: Terms of Reference
ANNEX 2: Expression of Interest Forms
ANNEX 3: Standard Contract for Individual Consultants
Sincerely,
__________(signature)____________
Name: Ted Peter Luka
Title: Procurement Officer

RESEARCHER - MEASURING NON-CARBON BENEFITS OF BIO-CARBON PROJECTS

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST

 SELECTION OF INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANTS

 Reference Number: SADC/CLIM/07/2014

 Request for Services Title:

RESEARCHER - MEASURING NON-CARBON BENEFITS OF BIO-CARBON PROJECTS AND THEIR DELIVERY IN EXISTING PROJECTS IN SOUTHERN AFRICA

1. The SADC Secretariat is inviting Individual Consultants to submit their CV and Financial Proposal for the following services:
RESEARCHER - MEASURING NON-CARBON BENEFITS OF BIO-CARBON PROJECTS AND THEIR DELIVERY IN EXISTING PROJECTS IN SOUTHERN AFRICA
The Terms of Reference defining the minimum technical requirements for these services are attached as Annex 1 to this Request for Expression of Interest.
2. Only Individual Consultants are eligible for this assignment provided that they fulfil the following eligibility criteria:
a) they are not bankrupt or being wound up, are having their affairs administered by the courts, have entered into arrangements with creditors, have suspended business activities, are being subject of proceedings concerning those matters, or are being in any similar situations arising from similar procedures provided for in the national legislation or regulations of the SADC member states;
b) they have not been convicted of offences concerning their professional conduct by a judgment which has the force of res judicata; (i.e. against which no appeal is possible);
c) they have not been declared guilty of grave professional misconduct proven by any means which SADC Secretariat can justify;
d) they have fulfilled obligations related to the payments of social security contributions or the payment of taxes in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which they are established or with those countries where the contract is to be performed;
e) they have not been the subject of a judgment which has the force of res judicata for fraud, corruption, involvement in a criminal organisation or any other illegal activity detrimental to the SADC Secretariat' financial interests; or
f) they are not being currently subject to an administrative penalty.
3. The maximum budget for this contract is US $ 20,000 including expert service/consultants fees. Proposals exceeding this budget will not be accepted.
4. Your Expression of Interest must be presented as per Standard Expression of Interest Forms attached as Annex 2 to this REOI, in the English language and be accompanied by copies of all the indicated supporting documents. If the supporting documents are not in English, these shall be accompanied by a certified translation into English.
5. Your proposal clearly marked “Reference Number: SADC/CLIM/07/2014 – RESEARCHER - MEASURING NON-CARBON BENEFITS OF BIO-CARBON PROJECTS AND THEIR DELIVERY IN EXISTING PROJECTS IN SOUTHERN AFRICAin a sealed envelope, should be submitted in our tender box located at the following address:
Secretary to the Tender Committee
SADC Secretariat
Plot 54385 CBD
Private Bag 0095
Gaborone
Botswana
Attn: Mr Snowden Mmadi
Copy: Ted Peter Luka
6. The deadline for submission of your proposal, to the address indicated in Paragraph 5 above, is:
10TH December 2014 at 15:00 hours
7. Proposals submitted by Fax or E-mail are acceptable.
8. Your CV will be evaluated against the following criteria.
Criteria
Maximum points allocated
Education and Training
30
Specific Experience relevant to assignment
50
General Experience
20
Total
100
9. You proposal should be submitted as per the following instructions and in accordance with the Terms and Conditions of the Standard Contract attached as Annex 3 to this REOI:
(i) PRICES:
The financial proposal shall be inclusive of all expenses deemed necessary by the Individual Consultant for the performance of the contract.
(ii) EVALUATION AND AWARD OF THE CONTRACT:
Expressions of Interest determined to be formally compliant to the requirements will be further evaluated technically.
An Expression of Interest is considered compliant to the requirements if:
  • It fulfils the formal requirements (see Paragraphs 2,3,4,5,6 and 7 above),
  • The financial proposal does not exceed the maximum available budget for the contract.
The award will be made to the applicant who obtained the highest technical score. Expressions of Interest not obtaining a minimum score of 70% will be rejected.
(iii) VALIDITY OF THE EXPRESSION OF INTEREST:
Your Expression of Interest should be valid for a period of 90 days from the date of deadline for submission indicated in Paragraph 6 above.
10. The assignment is expected to commence within two (2) weeks from the signature of the contract.
11. Additional requests for information and clarifications can be made until 10 working days prior to deadline indicated in the paragraph 6 above, from:
The Procuring entity: SADC Secretariat
Contact person: Ted Peter Luka/ Timothy Gotora
Telephone: 3951863
Fax: 3972848
E-mail: tluka@sadc.int; tgotora@sadc.int; cnhira@sadc.int; abanda@sadc.int
The answer on the questions received will be sent to the Consultant and all questions received as well as the answer(s) to them will be posted on the SADC Secretariat’s website at the latest 7 working days before the deadline for submission of the proposals.
ANNEXES (in attached document):
ANNEX 1: Terms of Reference
ANNEX 2: Expression of Interest Forms
ANNEX 3: Standard Contract for Individual Consultants
Sincerely,
__________(signature)____________
Name: Ted Peter Luka
Title: Procurement Officer 

CALL FOR PROPOSALS “Managing in an integrating East Africa”

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

“Managing in an integrating East Africa”

The Africa Journal of Management (AJOM) is a peer-reviewed academic journal established by the Africa Academy of Management. It aims to advance management theory, research, education and practice in Africa by promoting the production and dissemination of high quality manuscripts.

AJOM has partnered with German development cooperation through the “Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit” (GIZ) for the publication of a 2016 Special Issue with the goal of understanding how managers in the private sector deal with the opportunities of an integrating East African Community (EAC).

AJOM and GIZ are inviting interested authors to submit proposals for papers to be published in two categories.

1.      Researchers/scholars interested in exploring the private sector and its management in an integrating East Africa from an academic perspective.
2.     Managers and entrepreneurs active in the region willing to share first-hand experiences about managing a company in an environment of integrating markets.
The call especially looks out for positive narratives analyzing the opportunities and best practices of managing regional integration and especially welcomes contributions from East Africa.
Possibilities for funding exist.
Interested researchers and managers should contact Tobias Bünder (tobias.buender@giz.de) with the subject line“AJOM special issue” for more detailed information and requirements for submission.
Deadline for submissions of proposals is the 5th January 2015

Project Manager - International Network for Bamboo and Rattan

INBAR Department: Global Programme 
Reports to: Director of Global Programme for programmatic issues and to Director of Regional Office for Africa for administrative and operational issues
Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Term of Employment: 3 year with one year trial period, renewal based on performance and fund availability; Basic salary with integrated housing allowance, ranging from US$48,000 – US$60,000 per annum, commensurate with skills and experience. 

The International Network for Bamboo and Rattan (INBAR) is an inter-governmental development organization committed to reducing poverty and protecting the environment through the use of bamboo and rattan. With headquarters in Beijing, China and offices in India, Ethiopia, Ghana and Ecuador, INBAR works with 40 member countries worldwide and has links with partners in over 50 international, regional, and national organizations. 

INBAR is currently seeking a highly capable Project Manager with a demonstrated track record in implementing large-scale livelihood, rural development or environment development projects, to oversee the project “South-South knowledge transfer strategies for scaling up pro-poor bamboo livelihoods, income generation and employment creation, and environmental management in Africa”. This is a 3-year project managed by INBAR and supported by the International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD) and the European Commission. The project will be implemented in Ethiopia, Tanzania and Madagascar, with links to India, and will be managed from the INBAR Regional Office for Africa in Addis Ababa. 

The successful candidate will:

• Be responsible for overall success of the project, including setting and delivering of yearly work plans and performance targets, managing project team and consultants. 
• Lead a project team of 4 permanent field staff, supervise short-term livestock, soil science, and GIS/remote sensing consultants, and liaise with project partners at both national and regional level to ensure all activities are implemented in accordance with the project’s result framework, work plan and budget
• Liaise with INBAR national focal points in Ethiopia, Madagascar and Tanzania and maintain good relations with relevant government institutions in all three countries 
• Work closely with the INBAR Communications, Membership Affairs and Programme teams to synthesize and share results and knowledge developed over the project.
• Provide policy support and scaling-up strategies to target countries that identify and support best practices on growing bamboo-based livelihood value chains.
• Work with target countries to design training materials and extension programmes in English and local languages.
• Provide technical support to project field staff and local project partners to establish large-scale bamboo demonstration nurseries, mass micro-nurseries at household level, bamboo farmer field schools/demonstration sites, micro-scale farm plantations, and large-scale ecological and commercial bamboo planting on community forests for watershed management, which can facilitate replication on private & public lands
• Provide oversight to field staff for the establishment of model demonstration common production and training centers/groups for value-added bamboo product manufacture
• Conduct or coordinate action research to develop and adopt proven appropriate planting protocols, tools/techniques for enterprise development, & bamboo biomass energy applications
• Author/coordinate frequent project updates to be used for public awareness of the project, publication of project results in peer reviewed scientific publications, presentations, & reports
• Work closely with the Director of the Regional Office and report to him on day-to-day administrative and operational issues
• Work closely with an INBAR Senior Advisor, based in our Regional Office for South Asia in New Delhi, on livelihoods issues, as well as knowledge and technology transfer to sites in East Africa from long-term, INBAR Action Research Sites in India, 
• Undertake other related tasks as required by INBAR Director of Global Programme, 

Experience:
• A Minimum of 5 years of demonstrated experience in implementing large-scale livelihood and environment development projects, preferably with experience of working in East Africa
• Proven ability to develop agronomy and enterprise models, as well as business plans
• Demonstrated expertise on natural resource management, biomass renewable energy, and value chain development and marketing
• Strong knowledge of community development and participatory-based approaches, with a proven track-record of delivering livelihood impacts in previous projects 
• Experience of working on bamboo and, or, other related Non-Timber Forest Product (NTFP) value chains would be a strong advantage

Education: 
A Postgraduate Degree in Environmental Science, Sustainable Resource Management or another related field.

Language:
Excellent Written & Spoken English required; French proficiency would be an advantage. 

Travel: 
The successful candidate should be willing to undertake extensive travel in East Africa, as well as to other INBAR offices as required 

To Apply: 
Applications will be accepted until 15 December, 2014 or until a suitable candidate is identified. All applications will be acknowledged, however, only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Send a cover letter that demonstrates your relevant experience as describe in the above job description with your CV by email to: hr@inbar.int. Please use “Apply for Project Manager — NAME” as the subject of the e-mail.

Visit our web site at www.inbar.int for more information on INBAR.

Partnerships and Resource Mobilisation Consultant

Job Title: Partnerships and Resource Mobilisation Consultant
Duty Station: NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency, Midrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
Supervisor: Head, Partnerships and Resource Mobilisation Division, NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency 
The NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency invites applicants who are citizens of African Union Member States for the post ofPartnerships and Resource Mobilisation Consultant.
Under the supervision of the Head, Partnerships and Resource Mobilisation of the NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency or his/her delegate, the Partnerships and Resource Mobilisation Consultant will support the strengthening of the general work of the Partnerships and Resource Mobilisation Division (PRMD) for optimal efficiency within the context of the implementation of the NEPAD Agency’s Partnerships and Resource Mobilisation Framework.
ApplicationTo apply, please submit the following:
  1. A motivation letter stating reasons for seeking employment with the NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency.
  2. A detailed and updated curriculum vitae (CV), not exceeding five (5) pages and indicating your nationality, age and gender.
  3. Three (3) referees with good knowledge of the candidate’s work, furnishing full contact details, telephone, fax and e-mail addresses.
  4. Certified copies of degrees and diplomas.

Applications must be received not later than Monday, 5 January 2015 and should be addressed to:
    Head of Human Resources
    NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency
    P O Box 1234
    Halfway House
    Midrand, 1685                                                             
    Click on your preferred language for more information:
    English [DONWLOAD]
    French [DONWLOAD]
    Arabic [DONWLOAD]
    Portuguese [DONWLOAD]

    Consultancy To Undertake A Study On Business Services In The Common Market For Eastern And Southern Africa

    Country: COMESA
    Name of Project: Enhancing COMESA Capacity in Economic and Trade Policy Analysis and Research
    Consulting Services: Undertake a Study on Business Services in the Common Market for 
    Eastern and Southern Africa 
    Grant No.: 280
    Expression of Interest: CS/ADM/SBS/18.09/1


    COMESA has received a grant from the African Capacity Building Foundation (the ACBF) in an amount equivalent to USD 3,000,000 toward the cost of enhancing COMESA capacity in economic and trade policy analysis and research and intends to apply a portion of the proceeds of this grant to eligible payments under the contract for Consultancy Services to undertake a study on business services in COMESA.

    The objective of the study is to compile and complement existing information on trade in business services with the view of assisting COMESA Member States’ participation in the regional negotiations on trade in services. 

    The study will cover business services, as covered in the WTO W/120 classification and the UN CPC Version 2 for a detailed classification. Given that there are many subsectors under the business services sector, there may be need for the study to focus on selected subsectors.

    The consultant will be expected to cover the following sections: Regulatory regime and trade openness, structure of the sector and level of competition, and level of liberalization across the region.

    The consultant is expected to carry out the following activities in order to deliver the expected results of the assignment: 

    a. Undertake desk research of relevant literature on business services, in the region;
    b. In order to complement, update and verify any missing information, prepare a data collection tool (such as a questionnaire or discussion questions), collect and analyze the data; and
    c. Based on the outcome of the above activities prepare a draft report. Submit the draft report for stakeholder validation and for comments by the Secretariat. Refine the draft report based on the comments from the sectoral stakeholders and the Secretariat; submit a final report (in soft and hardcopy) after taking into account comments from stakeholders and the Secretariat. 

    The study should be finalized within 3 calendar months with an effort of 55 man days.

    COMESA now invites eligible and qualified Individual Consultants to indicate their interest in providing the services. Interested consultants must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services giving a description of similar assignments undertaken. 

    The successful Individual Consultant will have: At least 7 years of professional experience in economic analysis and regional economic integration with a specific focus on trade in services in the COMESA or comparable region; and research experience with business services markets in the COMESA region. The consultant must have at least a Master’s degree in Economics, Law, or equivalent; A PhD in the specified fields will be an added advantage. He or she should be fluent in written and spoken English and be computer literate. Fluency in French and/or Arabic would be an asset. 

    A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Selection for Individual Consultant procedures set out in the African capacity Building Foundation’s Procurement Guidelines for Grant Recipients (July 2011) which can be downloaded from the ACBF website: www.acbf-pact.org. Expression of Interest clearly marked “Expression of Interest for Consultancy to Undertake a Study on Business Services in the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa” can be submitted as hard copies at the address below on or before 1700 hours local time on 3rd December 2014. 

    The Chairman – Procurement Committee
    COMESA
    P.o. Box 30051
    Lusaka, Zambia
    Tel: +260 211 229725-31
    Fax: +260 211 227318
    Attn: Procurement Unit

    Or through email using the following address procurement@comesa.int.

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