NG:Growth & Employment - P103499
Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment | Published August 29, 2016 - Deadline September 14, 2016
Request For Expressions Of Interest To Serve As Individual
Consultants (reform Leaders) For The Enabling Business Environment (ebes) Secretariat
THE FEDERAL MINISTRY OF INDUSTRY, TRADEAND INVESTMENT (FMIT&I)
Growth &Employment (GEM)Project
Credit No. 4882-NG
REQUESTFOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST TO SERVE AS INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANTS (REFORM LEADERS)FOR THEENABLING BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT (EBES) SECRETARIAT
The Federal Government of Nigeria has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Growth and Employment(GEM) Project, to support Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) operating in differenthigh potential sectors throughout the country. This support is being implemented under the Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade andInvestment (FMITI) and operationalized in GEM Project.
The manifold constraints to doing business in Nigeria are well-known and no individual government entity cancomprehensively undertake the task of improving the business climate in Nigeria. The challenge of doing business in Nigeria hasbeen recognized as an obvious impediment to achieving the Administration's goals- inclusive growth, economic diversification andjob creation- and has to be resolved quickly. The Nigerian President has approved the establishment of the Enabling BusinessEnvironment Secretariat (EBES), closely overseen by the PEBEC as a pragmatic mechanism tobegin the process of systematically removing the binding constraints to doing business in Nigeria. The proposed mechanism forimproving the business climate in Nigeria emulates the key success factors from countries (e.g., Georgia and Rwanda) that have madesignificant progress in removing the constraints to doing business in their countries. The FMITI through the support of GEM Projectis seeking to engage the services of Individual Consultants to provide support in the design, launch and initial management of EBESthat will be responsible for identifying, designing & monitoring the delivery of specific reforms. The GEMProject thereforeintends to apply part of the proceeds of this credit to payments for the consulting services.
The consulting services ("the Services") include interfacing with thevarious technical experts in Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs). It also covers responsibility for managingproject operations being led by the MDAs, conducting problem-solving sessions onissues arising from daily activities, monitor implementation progress, flagroadblocks, and create transparency regarding progress, both on operational metricsand on day-to-day performance of agreed activities. In order to drive immediate improvement inthe business climate in Nigeria, the reform leaders are specifically to 1) Conduct diagnostic to identify and prioritize the bottlenecks to Ease of Doing Business, 2) Developsolutions and actions, 3) Ensure assignment of project owners across the MDAs that will be responsible for the successfulimplementation of the initiatives, 4) Produce an implementationplaybook which provides atimeline with detailed activities and milestones, and5)Track and monitor theprogress of initiatives and performance of MDAs. Detailedterms of reference for the assignment can be found on https://bigportal.org.ng/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Reform-Leader-TOR.pdf
The GEM Project of FMITI now invites eligible individual consultant to indicate their interestin providing the services.A candidate should provide information demonstrating that he/she has the required qualifications andrelevant experience to perform the services. Shortlisting criteria include the following:
She/he must demonstrate having the relevant qualifications, prior managerial experience in boththe technical and administrative functions:
University degree (Master's Degree or higher) in Law, Management, Economics, International Finance, Business Administration orrelated field; Minimum of 10+ years professional experience in law, economics, finance, operations, management consulting, public service, orrelated fieldEvidence of havingan experience in or In-depth knowledge of simplification of business start-up, business licensing andrelated legislative and regulatory frameworks for doing business in NigeriaEvidence of havingan experience in dealing with government organisations and networks at a senior level. Specific experienceworking with government organizations involved in doing business ? CAC, FIRS, among others ? will be anadvantageEvidence of havinga substantial experience as a project team lead or manager of a unit in a large and internationallysupported project;Evidence of havingan experience in project implementation, monitoring, and management in a developing country context.Proof of having championed reforms;Proven ability to work in a multi-disciplinary environment, with excellent teamworkStrong presentation and communication skills & fluency in English language.
The attention of interested applicant is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants by World Bank Borrower,Revised January 2011 and 2014 setting forth the World Bank policyon Conflict ofInterest.
Further information can be obtained at the addressbelow during office hours[from 09hours to 1600 hours] Monday through Friday (Except Public Holidays) from the Project Officer +234(0)803 634 6347.
Expressions of Interest together with requestedinformation to be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, or by mail, or by e-mail) by WednesdaySeptember 14, 2016.
The Project Coordinator Growth and Employment (GEM) ProjectFederalMinistry of Industry, Trade and Investment
Block G, Room 225
Area 1, Garki -Abuja
Tel: +2347069003563 or+2348057763523