The overall objective of the project, of which this contract will be a part, is to contribute to the improvement of the business environment in Ethiopia, to foster private sector development and the generation of employment and income opportunities in the context of the EODB programme of the government.
The purpose of this contract is to provide technical assistance and capacity-building to public sector entities in Ethiopia for implementing reforms to improve the business environment; to support the establishment or modernisation of e-government systems and provide capacity-building and implementation support for the e-government systems implemented; to support public-private dialogue in Ethiopia and existing and potential investors. In this project, public-private dialogue is defined as any platform where the government and private sector can discuss matters related to the business environment.
The results for which the contractor will be responsible are:
– Technical assistance and capacity-building, in forms including advice, expertise, capacity-building and trainings, are provided to selected public sector entities in Ethiopia in the field of regulatory, policy and/or process reforms to improve the business environment;
– In three identified technical streams, e-government systems (i.e. processes and systems whereby government information and services are provided via the Internet or other digital means to citizens, businesses or other governmental agencies) are successfully implemented (i.e. established, developed and/or modernised, up-scaled, upgraded and automated) and capacity-building, on the job and post-system automation implementation support are provided for the e-government systems implemented;
– Support is provided to the public-private dialogue and to existing and potential investors, including through short term-expertise for relevant studies and analytical work, identification of areas where public-private dialogue is needed, organisation of dialogues and networking activities, support for the development and formation of existing and/or new public-private dialogue platforms, as well as communication, visibility and awareness raising with the local and international private sector.
Commencement date of the project: 1 February 2021
Duration of the assignment: 660 work days over 36 months
Qualifications and skills:
– At least a master’s degree or equivalent diploma in economics, management, s social sciences or related field. Alternatively, a bachelor’s degree in similar fields and at least 5 years of professional experience in addition to the minimum required below
– Excellent communication and leadership skills and experience in establishing strong working relationships with a wide range of stakeholders;
– Fully computer literate, proficient user of Microsoft Office
– Fluency in English and Amharic, including excellent speaking, presentation and written reporting abilities.
General professional experience:
– At least 5 years of professional experience in areas directly relevant to monitoring and evaluation systems.
Specific professional experience:
– At least 3 years of experience in developing and implementing monitoring and evaluation systems in developing countries;
– At least 2 years of professional experience covering formulation, implementation and evaluation of policies, programmes or projects in areas related to business environment reforms and/or trade facilitation;
– Proven leadership skills and successful experience in project coordination or team management;
– Experience in Ethiopia or Sub Saharan Africa (SSA) will be an asset;
– Experience with e-governance projects will be an asset;
– Experience in the application of EDF procedures will be an asset.