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Technical assistance to update The Gambia’s National Export Strategy (NES) 2020-2025

Location: Home-Based with travel to Banjul, The Gambia
Closing date: 15 November 2019
Contract duration: 80 person days

Fee: £36,000

The Commonwealth Secretariat is supporting the Government of the Gambia through the Gambia Investment and Export Promotion Agency (GIEPA) to update its National Export Strategy (NES) which recently ended, to cover a new period 2020 -2025.

The consultant(s) will be responsible for Diagnostics and Strategy Development including supporting the GIEPA (and the NES Secretariat) to finalise the diagnostic phase of the NES design; using an appropriate methodology to identify priority products and services, map linkages and identify strategic points where value may be maximised, and export competitiveness increased; undertaking a market assessment of priority products and services; developing key initiatives/actions required to drive export growth; preparation of the NES document; designing or identifying an effective monitoring and evaluation framework which will capture regular progress reports on the implementation of the strategy; and supporting GIEPA to identify any capacity constraints to better position the agency for effective management of the NES implementation process. 

To be considered for this opportunity, you will need to have considerable expertise in national and/or sectoral strategy development for exports, preferably acquired in emerging or developing economies; at least 10 years’ international experience in export development; the ability to work with a broad range of stakeholders; a good understanding of trade policy issues affecting small states; and a good track record of working in Sub-Saharan Africa and West Africa in particular. You will need to be a trade or marketing specialist with post graduate qualifications in International Trade, Economics, Business or Law. Six years’ additional employment experience in marketing will be accepted in place of a postgraduate qualification. Full details can be found in the Terms of Reference.

We will accept applications from a group of consultants or consultancies only. Please submit an overview of your organisation, supported by curriculum vitae for each consultant. We will also require a proposal which should clearly indicate the following:

  1. Technical approach and methodology proposed to undertake activities outlined in the scope of work (Not more than 8 pages)
  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 team members

Please note, that we are only able to consider applications from consultants who are Commonwealth citizens or companies registered in a Commonwealth country.

The closing date for this vacancy is 15 November 2019 at 17:00 GMT.

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