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Malawi National Export Strategy (NES) – Review and Design of a Successor Strategy to Improve Export Competitiveness

Location: Malawi
Closing date: 14 June 2018
Contract duration: 120 working days

Fee: £61,000

Deadline for applications: 5:00pm BST 14 June 2018

The Commonwealth Secretariat is assisting the Government of Malawi through the Ministry Industry, Trade and Tourism to review its National Export Strategy (NES) 2012-2018 and to draft a successor strategy to run 2019-2023.

The NES review seeks to measure the extent to which NES delivery was achieved and collating lessons learnt from the implementation of the strategy. The review of the strategy will serve to inform the development of the successor strategy. Therefore, identifying any gaps, challenges or missed opportunities in operationalization of the NES Action Plan will be critical to improve the successor NES.

The purpose of this contract is the execution of the NES review and the development of the successor strategy in line with the objectives given and within the scope of work. The review and assessment will be done following the criteria of relevance, efficiency, effectiveness, sustainability and impact of the strategy to critically inform the development of the successor NES.

The Commonwealth Secretariat is seeking to hire the services of a team of two consultants or a consultancy firm with named consultants possessing the following attributes:

  1. Strong International experience in export development
  2. Considerable expertise in national and/or sectoral strategy development for exports, preferably acquired in emerging or developing economies
  3. Knowledge of, and experience in, applying qualitative and quantitative evaluation methods
  4. At least 10 years’ experience in policy and trade development
  5. Ability to work with a broad range of stakeholders
  6. Good understanding of trade policy issues affecting LDCs.
  7. Good track record of working in Africa, particularly Southern Africa.
  8. Good understanding of the policy and business environment of Malawi will be an added advantage

To be considered for this opportunity, you will need to be either a Trade Specialist with post graduate qualifications in International Trade, Economics or law, or a Marketing Specialist with post graduate qualifications in Marketing or Business. Six years’ employment experience in marketing will be accepted in place of a postgraduate qualification.

To apply, please submit a proposal via the apply button. Proposals should clearly indicate the following:

  1. Methodology proposed to undertake activities outlined in the scope of work – no more than 12 pages for this section;
  2. Proposed work plan and milestones;
  3. Proposed budget with all costs clearly broken down;
  4. Detailed CVs of the proposed team members;
  5. A breakdown of tasks and responsibilities between the members of the team; and
  6. Letter of commitment for consultancy inputs, for collaborating individual consultants

Please refer to the attached Terms of Reference for full details.

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