Growing Inclusive Markets (GIM) Case Writer, Ethiopia

Date limite de candidature :29-Feb-12 (Minuit New York, États-Unis)
Catégorie supplémentaire :Développement Durable et Réduction de la Pauvreté
Type de contrat :Individual Contract
Niveau du poste :National Consultant
Langues requises :
Durée du contrat initialFinal case study to be submitted by the end of June
Durée prévue de la mission :Final case study to be submitted by the end of June


The ‘African Facility for Inclusive Markets’ (AFIM) is a regional private sector and inclusive market development programme for poverty reduction in Africa. Based in Johannesburg, it is supported by UNDP’s Private Sector Division and Regional Bureau for Africa. As part of its objective to increase the capacity of regional organizations, governments, and other stakeholders to support inclusive market development in the region, AFIM will develop a report based on the ‘Growing Inclusive Markets’ (GIM) Initiative’s methodology, including the research and analysis of case studies of inclusive business models (the GIM Initiative has already documented 120 case studies of such business models across regions – see ). Inclusive business models are defined as commercially viable business models that include the poor on the demand side as clients and customers, and/or on the supply side as producers, employees and entrepreneurs along value chains.
The Case Studies work stream of the AFIM/GIM Report process seeks to establish a network of case writers comprised of academics/consultants from a selection of countries, including Ethiopia . The new pool of case studies created under this work stream will increase the depth of analysis by providing quantitative and qualitative data on the business benefit of inclusive business models as well as their social and environmental impact. The case studies to be documented will focus on the following sectors: agribusiness; small, medium and micro-credit; construction; water and sanitation; education; and energy. 

Devoirs et responsabilités

  • Produce (identify, analyse, and write up) a minimum of 2 case studies within based on the GIM Research Protocol.
  • A minimum of 1 field visit to each case site will be required in order to glean the necessary primary-source details that comprise a successful case study.
  • Interview a variety of stakeholders from the business itself to customers, community members, and partners.
  • The case writer will interact throughout the case development process with the GIM and AFIM teams. Selected reviewers will review the writer’s preliminary and final drafts of the case, and the writer is expected to remain engaged and responsive to feedback and comments during this iterative process.


Corporate Competencies:
  • Demonstrates integrity by modelling the UN’s values and ethical standards
  • Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability
  • Treats all people fairly without favouritism

Qualifications et expériences requises

  • Professor, lecturer, researcher, and/or affiliate at a business school, university, think tank, or similar within Ethiopia.
  • A deep and extensive knowledge of the business (i.e. specific sectors, role of the informal economy, role of indigenous private sector in developing goods and services for the poor) and development context of Ethiopia .
  • Practical work experience in business or development is a strong asset.
  • In depth knowledge and experience on how business can contribute to development through core business practices.
  • Previous research experience and publications to your name.
  • Able to work independently.
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Able to work under pressure and meet strict deadlines.
  • Fluent in English (reading, speaking and writing).
Interested individual consultants must:
1. Describe what makes them the most suitable candidate for the work.
2. Write a 1-2 paragraph composition on a business in Ethiopia that represents a potential case study, based on the criteria described in the Background section and the mission of GIM in general.
3. Provide at least 3 references.
In addition, the candidates must upload a personal CV including past experience in similar projects.
In accordance with UNDP consultancy procedures, traditional procurement rules will apply, in line with new guidelines pertaining to Individual Contracts (IC). As such, UNDP considers a candidate’s application as a technical offer to this request for proposals. Compensation is based on traditional UNDP guidelines for procurement of case studies as a final product (USD 3,000) inclusive of travel costs associated with the field visit.
The candidates will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
Max. Point
·Background knowledge of / current involvement with Inclusive Business Models or related topic
·Case writing experience and resources to support case writing process (e.g. students)
·Academic affiliation and research experience/publications
·Knowledge of and connection with Ethiopia.
Notwithstanding clause 2c relating to copyright, while copyright and all other intellectual property rights in the case studies produced for UNDP under this Individual Contract vest in UNDP, UNDP hereby grants permission to the Case Study Writer to carry out further research and writing on this case study for academic and scholarly purposes, provided however that in connection with any such further research and writing: (i) UNDP is provided a copy free of charge of such further research and writing with an opportunity to provide comments before publications; (ii) an appropriate credit is given to UNDP indicating that the work is based on an earlier case study for the Growing Inclusive Markets Initiative; and (iii) the Writer shall not publish any such further research prior to the official publication of the case studies by UNDP. Thus, the Writer agrees to seek UNDP permission before publication of any related research to ensure timing of Writer’s publication is subsequent publication by UNDP.

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