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Consultancy to develop National Guideline On Special Purpose Vehicles (SPVs)/ Investment Companies
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Dar es Salaam, TANZANIA|
|Application Deadline :||31-Mar-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||90 days spread in approximately 9 months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||90 days spread in approximately 9 months|
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) is the UN’s capital investment agency for the world’s 47 least developed countries (LDCs). With its capital mandate and instruments, UNCDF offers “last mile” finance models that unlock public and private resources, especially at the domestic level, to reduce poverty and support local economic development.
It’s Local Finance Initiative (LFI) programme is designed to support commercially viable investments with transformational impact to national economies and local communities.
UNCDF has developed SPVs to promote the achievement of United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGS). SPV, also called a special purpose entity (SPE), is a governance arrangement created by an organization to isolate business risks e.g. operational, political and or financial risk. It is a legal company created for a specific or single purpose. In Tanzania, UNCDF in collaboration with the President Office, Regional Administration and Local Government (PO-RALG) invested in economic infrastructure projects owned and operated by both local authorities and the private sector. Based on this experience and at the request of both the Ministry of Finance and Planning and President’s Office – Regional Administration and Local Government, we are inviting consultants to develop ?standardized National Guideline for SPVs to be used by public corporations, the private sector and others.
The objective of this assignment is to create a better understanding and clear guidelines for the use and development of SPVs created for different purposes.
Duties and Responsibilities
Scope of Work
The consultant will work under the direct supervision of the UNCDF global LFI technical secretariat based in Tanzania. He/she will, at a minimum, analyze relevant information sources and documents that may provide input as to how the assignment should be approached. He/she is expected to facilitate stakeholder consultations at national and sub-national levels and facilitate workshops for presentation of the draft guidelines. Specifically, the consultant will:
The guidelines will be developed through a consultative process that will also require travel to selected local authorities in Tanzania.
Deliverables are as follow:
This contract will be based on the payment terms described below. The contract price shall be all-inclusive with the exception of travel costs and shall include other various expenses incurred by the consultant during the period of the contract. All outputs shall be subject to written final acceptance by UNCDF and subsequent authorization to disburse the payment.
Deliverable 1: Inception Report
Deliverable 2: Final SPV Guideline 1 - Tanzania national SPV guideline
Deliverable 3: Final SPV Guideline 2 - UNCDF technical guideline on SPVs
Deliverable 4: A training session to TOTs on SPV guidelines as evidenced by consultant’s submission of training modules and a training report
This assignment will involve travels to the capital city to meet with senior government officials and other public institutions, travel to at least two other regions as deemed necessary. These consultations will need to be agreed with UNCDF technical team in the course of performing this task. UNCDF will arrange and separately cover costs related to necessary travels in this regard based on UNCDF rules and regulations
Functional and technical competencies include:
1. Project management and writing skills
2. Communication, consultation and presentation skills (including ability to manage social development dialogue processes)
3. Team management skills
4. Planning skills
5. Demonstrated knowledge of research and analytical capacity
Required Skills and Experience
Education, Skills and Experience include:
Minimum of master’s degree in any of the following areas: Economics, law, international development, investments, Commerce/finance, business or public administration, or related field.
Knowledge and Experience:
Step 1: Longlisting/Screening of applicants
Step 2: Shortlisting - Desk Review, 60% of the technical evaluation
A desk review of those included in the longlist will be done based on the following evaluation criteria and maximum obtainable points:
Step 3: Interviews – 40% of the technical evaluation
A competency-based interview shall thenbe conducted for all the candidates who obtained 70% of the points at the desk review.
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 70% on the total of Steps 1 and 2 will be considered as technically qualified and will be reviewed further for financial evaluation.
Step 3: Financial Proposal Evaluation
The following formula will be used to evaluate financial proposal: lowest priced proposal/price of the proposal being evaluated x 30%.
Interested applicants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications. Proposers who shall not submit below mentioned documents will not be considered for further evaluation. (Note: the system does not allow multiple uploads of documents. Applicants must make sure to upload all documents in one PDF file).
Issuance of Individual Contract
Issuance of Individual Contract will be made to candidate whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
Both individual consultants and individuals employed by a company or institution are welcome to apply.
Any individual employed by a company or institution who would like to submit an offer in response to a Procurement Notice for IC must do so in their individual capacity (providing a CV so that their qualifications may be judged accordingly).
Women candidates or women-owned businesses are strongly encouraged to apply.
UNCDF is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
Individual Consultants are responsible for ensuring they have vaccinations/inoculations when traveling to certain countries, as designated by the UN Medical Director. Consultants are also required to comply with the UN security directives set forth under dss.un.org.