EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR CONSULTANCY SERVICES TO DEVELOP THE 2ND STRATEGIC PLAN FOR THE EAST AFRICAN HEALTH RESEARCH COMMISSION (EAHRC) 2021-2026
The East African Health Research Commission (EAHRC) is an institution of the East African Community (EAC) established by EAC Heads of State on 18thJune, 2007 as a mechanism for making available to the community, advice upon all matters of health and health related research and findings necessary for knowledge generation, technological development, policy formulation, practices and related matters. EAHRC is the principal advisory institution to the EAC on health Research and Development (R&D).
The vision of the Commission is a healthy and prosperous community built on evidence-driven policy and practice, which emanate from high quality research.
Its mission is to improve health and well-being of the citizens of the Community by generating, accessing, capturing, assessing, synthesizing, sharing, disseminating, and utilizing health research and findings, as well as technological development that is suitable and relevant to the Community and its people.
Objective of the Consultancy
The overall objective of this consultancy is to develop the 2nd EAHRC five year Strategic Plan to ensure that the East African Health Research Commission fulfils its mandate. This strategic plan will set priorities, action plans and anticipated results of the Commission for the next five (5) years, based on a clear assessment of its existing resources and capacities and taking into consideration the learnings picked from the midterm review of the 1st EAHRC Strategic Plan and considering the needs and baseline assessment carried out in EAC region by the EAHRC.
This document will be an operational/management tool for the mobilization of resources, both regional and international, to support and execute the mandate of the Commission.
The purpose of the consultancy is to support and lead the Commission and its stakeholders in a technically grounded, consultative and participatory planning process, to include extensive consultations with EAC and its Organs, Institutions, Partner States, the Commissioners, the National Focal Points, the development institutions, development partners, health, academic and research institutions, NGOs and the citizenry of the Community. The substantive outcome will be a five-year strategic plan for the period 2021-2026 in line with EAHRC’s protocol mandate, and including institutional arrangements, specific activities, proposed programmes, timelines, targets and a detailed costing. The consultant should also provide a communication and monitoring plan.
The overall objective of the Commission is to promote, facilitate, and coordinate the conduct and application of health research for the improvement of health and for the wellbeing of the people of East Africa.
The specific objectives for which the Commission is established for shall be to:-
- Establish research programmes, networks, partnerships and centres of excellence in health research;
- Establish capacity development and capacity utilization programmes;
- Create an environment that is conducive for research, including harmonized regional regulatory affairs and ethics review frameworks in the Partner States;
- Establish mechanisms for health research knowledge management;
- Mobilize resources to support health research for development.
- Inception report of the work to be undertaken.
- Draft Report summarizing the results to be presented in a stakeholder workshop aimed at review and enrichment of the work of the consultant. The report should summarize the results and status of the work accomplished to date, and problem areas that need to be addressed in the remaining time.
- Final Report of the proposed 2nd five year Strategic Plan agreed upon in the workshop, including clear and detailed work plan for 2021-2026 and a resource mobilization strategy
- Report on the process including stakeholder consultations and workshops
Qualifications and experience
- At least a postgraduate degree in areas related to planning policy making and development of a strategic plan.
- At least ten (10) years’ experience in the area of private sector development, of which at least five (5) relating to government policy
- Prior working experience in developing strategic plans in health research is advantageous
- Experience in research, policy development, management and programming-related work
- Demonstrated experience in working with international partners and other stakeholders in public sector development programs, especially in the area of health research
With the technical and financial proposal, the Consultant is expected to submit the following:
- Consultant’s capacity statement, including relevant experiences related to the assignment and contacts of organizations worked with
- List of relevant previous assignments, three (3) referees and a statement of capacity
- Detailed Curriculum vitae of all consultants who will be involved
- Financial proposal
Applications should reach the addressee below by 17th December 2020
The Acting Executive Secretary
East African Health Research Commission
East African Community
Avenue des Etats Unis No 71
P.O Box 350, Bujumbura, Burundi
Office Tel: +257 22279980
Please quote “EAHRC/SRVCS/2020-2021/00004” on the subject line.
INTER-UNIVERSITY COUNCIL FOR EAST AFRICA
Request for Proposals
Procurement of Consultancy Services for carrying out Situational Analysis and Needs Assessment for Enhancement of Research Management for Improved Performance of Higher Education Systems in East Africa
Procurement Reference No: IUCEA/SVS/2020-21/001
Procurement Procedures: Open Bidding
Sida Contribution Number. 13336
Date of issue: Friday 6th November 2020
IUCEA Standard Invitation to Consultants
Invitation to Bid for consultancy services for carrying out situational analysis and needs assessment for enhancement of Research Management for Improved Performance of Higher Education System in East Africa.
Procurement Reference Number: IUCEA/SVS/2020-21/001
1. IUCEA has allocated funds to be used for the acquisition of consultancy services for carrying out situational analysis and needs assessment for enhancement of Research Management for Improved Performance of Higher Education System in East Africa
2. IUCEA now invites sealed proposals for the provision of the above services.
3. Bidding will be conducted in accordance with the provisions of the IUCEA Procurement Manual (2014) and the procedures described in Part 1: Proposal Procedures with reference to version 1.0 of August 2018, Annex (A) Procurement provisions for use by Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) in the context of Sida-Financed Project/Core Activities (Sida’s Procurement Provisions).
4. Accordingly Open bidding is adopted as the procurement method though since IUCEA does not have a data base of potential service providers, it is decided to upload the RFP to IUCEA website and share the same with IUCEA Member Universities and SIDA HQ for further dissemination to potential service providers.
5. You may obtain further information and inspect the proposal documents at the address given below at 8(a) from 8:00am to 5:00 pm.
6. Proposals must be delivered to the address below at 8(c) at or before Monday 07th December 2020 at 3:00 pm. All proposals must be accompanied by a proposal securing declaration which must be valid for 120 calendar days from the date of proposal submission.
Late proposals shall be rejected. Proposals will be opened in the presence of the consultants’ representatives who choose to attend at the address below at 8(d) at Monday 07th December 2020 at 3:30 pm.
7. There shall be no pre-proposal meeting conference.
8. (a) RFP documents is issued from ICT Unit in a soft form.
(b) Proposals must be delivered to: IUCEA Reception
(c) There shall be no public opening since proposals shall be received on line.
(d) For clarification, please contact:
Attention: Executive Secretary
Street Address: Plot M833, Kigobe Road
Floor/Room number: Second Floor, IUCEA Building
P. O. Box: 7110
9. Please inform us, upon receipt:
- that you received the letter of invitation; and
- whether you will submit a proposal alone or in association.
10. The planned procurement schedule (subject to changes) is as follows:
Sending of RFP to shortlisted service providers
Proposal closing date
Display and communication of best evaluated bidder notice
REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
Sector: Financial Sector ADF Grant No: 2100155023918 Project ID No: P-Z1-HZ0-003
The East African Community (EAC) has received financing from the African Development Fund (ADF) toward the cost of the EAC Payment and Settlement Systems Integration Project (EAC- PSSIP) and intends to apply part of the agreed amount for this grant to payments under the contract for Individual Consultancy Services to support Bank of South Sudan (BSS) to develop National Payment System (NPS) Legal and Regulatory Framework in the Republic South Sudan.
The development of payment systems legal and regulatory framework shall consider international best practices, norms with respect to the functioning of both large and retail payment and settlement systems especially the Principles for the Financial Market Infrastructure (PFMI) and developments in the East African Community. The consultancy services shall include:
- Perform a review of legal gap analysis;
- Conduct consultative workshops with key stakeholders
- Drafting Law and regulations in the area of payment and settlement systems;
- Analysing other applicable laws in South Sudan and their alignment with the NPS Law and other regulations to be draft;
- Providing knowledge transfer on the drafted regulations.
The detailed Terms of Reference (TOR) for this consultancy can be obtained from the EAC website at www.eac.int/ and the Bank of South Sudan (BSS) website https://bankofsouthsudan.org/ or requested directly from the contact indicated below.
The EAC Secretariat now invites eligible individual consultants to indicate their interest in providing these services. Interested consultants must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services (letter of interest, Update CV, description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions, availability of appropriate skills, etc.).
Eligibility criteria, establishment of the short-list and the selection procedure shall be in accordance with the African Development Fund’s “Rules and Procedures for the use of Consultants” (May 2008 Edition, Revised July 2012), which is available on the Fund’s website at http://www.afdb.org. Interested consultants may obtain further information at the address below during office hours 0800hrs – 1700hrs (local time).
Expressions of interest must be delivered to the address below via email or hand delivery by Monday 25th May, 2020 at 0900hrs Arusha time, Ref: EAC/PSSIP/IC/2020/31 Individual Consultancy Services to support Bank of South Sudan (BSS) to develop National Payment System (NPS) Legal and Regulatory Framework in South Sudan.
The East African Community (EAC)
Att: Project Manager, EAC-PSSIP
AICC, Kilimanjaro Wing,
5th Floor Room No. 510
Tel: +255 27 2162 100
EAST AFRICAN COMMUNITY
LAKE VICTORIA BASIN COMMISSION
REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
ADAPTING TO CLIMATE CHANGE IN LAKE VICTORIA BASIN PROJECT
INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANT AS A WATER CATCHMENT MANAGEMENT AND ADAPTATION EXPERT
Ref. No: LVBC/SVS/043/19/20
The East African Community/Lake Victoria Basin Commission (LVBC) has received funds from the Adaptation Fund through United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to implement Adapting to Climate Change in Lake Victoria Basin (ACC-LVB) project. LVBC seeks to use part of the funds to payments under the contract for individual consultant as a Water Catchment Management and Adaptation Expert.
The project seeks to reduce the vulnerability of the Lake Victoria Basin to climate change, focusing on two key issues; water scarcity and flooding. The project will increase climate resilience in the LVB at both a regional and local level by implementing both regional and community-based climate change adaptation interventions.
The services included under this project are to provide technical guidance and support capacity building initiatives to strengthen institutional and technical capacity on regional management of transboundary water catchment in the context of climate change and adaptation in the Lake Victoria Basin through the services of a Water Catchment Management and Adaptation Expert.
The LVBC now invites eligible Individual Consultants to indicate their interest in providing these services. Interested consultants must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services by attaching curriculum vitae, academic and professional certificates, copy of passport or national identification document, description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions, availability of appropriate skills, etc. The detailed Terms of Reference may be obtained from www.lvbcom.org and www.eac.int.
Eligibility criteria, establishment of the short-list and the selection procedure shall be in accordance with the EAC Procurement Policies and Procedures.
Interested consultants may obtain further information at the address and email below during office hours 0900 to 1700 hours East African local time.
Expressions of interest in sealed envelopes must be delivered to the tender box and addressed as below by Friday, 27th March 2020 at 11.00 hours EA local time and mention “EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANT AS A WATER CATCHMENT MANAGEMENT AND ADAPTATION EXPERT - Ref. No: LVBC/SVS/043/19/20.”
East African Community
Lake Victoria Basin Commission
Nyanza Regional Headquarters, 13th floor
Owuor Otiende Road, Off Kenyatta Highway
P.O. Box 1510 - 40100
Telephone Number: +254 57 2023894/73, 2026344