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AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

(INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANT)

Industrial and Trade Department (PITD)

CCIA Abidjan Plateau

Title of the assignment: Industrial Policy Analyst

Brief description of the Assignment: Provide economic and policy analysis to support the Industrial Development Division (PITD.1) in the roll out of the Bank’s Industrialize Africa flagship program “Efficient Industrial Policies” across Regional Member Countries (RMC)

Department issuing the request: Industrial and Trade Department (PITD)

Place of assignment: Abidjan

Duration of the assignment: Six months assignment – 15 May 2019 to 14 November 2019

Tentative Date of commencement: 15 May 2019

Deadline for applications: 30 April 2019 at 17:00 hour’s local Abidjan time

Applications to be submitted to: [email protected] and [email protected]

Any questions and requests for clarifications may be sent to: o[email protected]

Terms of Reference : 

Background :

The African Development Bank (“AfDB” or “the Bank”) is the premier pan-African development institution, promoting economic growth and social progress across the continent. There are 80 member states, including 54 in Africa (Regional Member Countries or RMC). The Bank’s development agenda is delivering financial and technical support for transformative projects that will significantly reduce poverty through inclusive and sustainable economic growth. In order to sharply focus the objectives of the Ten Year Strategy (2013 – 2022) and ensure greater developmental impact, five major areas, all of which will accelerate the Bank’s delivery for Africa, have been identified for scaling up, namely; Light up and Power Africa, Feed Africa, Industrialise Africa, Integrate Africa and Improve the quality of life for the people of Africa.

The Vice Presidency for Private Sector, Infrastructure and Industrialization (“PIVP” or “the Complex”) is central to the Bank’s mission of developing the private sector, improving infrastructure and accelerating industrialization.

The role of the Bank’s Industrial and Trade Development department is to promote Industrialize Africa HI 5 initiative. The department leads the Bank’s activities in the area of industrial policies, ICT and 4th Industrial Revolution, trade and investment climate, and private sector investments in industry and services.

Objectives of the Assignment :

The overall objective of the assignment is to provide economic and policy analysis support to the Industrial Development Division (PITD.1) in the roll out of the Bank’s Industrialize Africa flagship program “Efficient Industrial Policies” across Regional Member Countries (RMC).

Main activities and deliverables :

The Following Outputs will be delivered by the consultant:

Work streamDeliverable
Analytical work
  •  Produce analytical underpinnings and industrial competitiveness
  • assessments to support to policy dialogue
  •  Develop policy briefs on topical industrial issues
  •  Assist in the development of country industrial sector diagnostics
  •  Review technical reports and projects
  •  Produce research papers for PITD/Senior Management that would be delivered in strategic gatherings towards fostering the general agenda of the Industrialize Africa Strategy;
Implementation of
technical assistance
projects
  •  Support to the supervision of consultancy deliverables in industrial policy support technical assistance projects
Ad/hoc
  •  Prepare briefing notes and taking points for Senior Management
  •  Inception report
  • Monthly report ;
  • Final report ;
  • Any other task as assigned.

Implementation and Reporting :

This assignment will be carried out under the supervision of the Industrial Policy Officer under the overall guidance of the PITD1 Manager.

The Bank may provide a desk in a shared office where the consultant could work. The consultant will be required to work from the Bank’s Headquarters in Abidjan with field missions when necessary.

Assignment Duration :

The duration of this contract will be six (6) months 6 months (with the possibility to renew the contract for another six (6) months depending on performance and the Bank’s needs) and all deliverables are expected to be submitted and formally accepted by PITD Management. The contract is expected to start on 15 May 2019 and end no later than 30 November 2019.

Required Skills and Experience :

The Consultants shall demonstrate appropriate qualifications and skills necessary for the assignment as described above. He/she will have :

  • A minimum of a Master’s degree (or its equivalent) in economics or related fields ;
  • At least five (5) years of relevant experience ;
  • Demonstrated ability for economic research and production of analytical outputs, industrial diagnostics and competitiveness assessments ;
  • Knowledge of industrial development issues, preferably with private sector experience ;
  • Knowledge of Africa’s policymaking environment in the industrial sector ;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication in English or French with a working knowledge of the other language ;
  • Deep knowledge of international development issues ;
  • Experience working in a multi-cultural environment ;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; ability to work in a team and interface between members of cross-functional teams ;
  • Personal sensitivity and commitment to Bank Group values and ethics.

Reference :

The bidder is requested to quote the DACON reference number when submitting bids.

Application Process :

Interested consultants are invited to apply by submitting Technical and Financial bids that also incorporate the following application documents :

  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae (CV) ;
  2. Cover letter outlining how your experience, skills, qualifications and professional networks fit with the required deliverables (one page maximum) ;
  3. Copies of the relevant articles/reports published through indication of www links or submission of PDF version of these via e-mail attachments.

All communications and queries related to this call should be addressed to [email protected].

Expressions of interest must be submitted to: Industrial Development Division, Alhassane HAIDARA and Olivier STOULLIG. Email: [email protected] and [email protected] and must be received no later than April 30, 2019 at 17:00 Abidjan time and specifically mentioning Individual Consultant Industrial Policy Analyst.

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