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Development of Policy and Regulations to enhance e-Commerce, Data Protection, Intellectual Property Rights & Public Key

The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) Secretariat and the European Union (EU) have signed a Grant contribution agreement for the Enhancement of Governance and Enabling Environment in the ICT sector (EGEE-ICT) in the Eastern Africa, Southern Africa, and the Indian Ocean region (EA-SA-IO).

The EGEE-ICT is a four (4) year programme that aims at supporting the effective review and/or development of various regional policy and regulatory frameworks in a harmonized manner that will contribute to enhancing competition, improved access to cost-effective and secure ICT services.

COMESA as the lead REC will implement the programme on behalf of other Partner RECs in the EA-SA-IO region namely Southern Africa Development Community (SADC), East African Community (EAC), Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) and the Indian Ocean Commission (IOC).

The primary beneficiaries of the EGEE-ICT programme are 29 Member States of the EA-SA-IO region namely (Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Comoros, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, United Republic of Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe) , through their respective ICT Ministries and Regulators as they will use this programme to support the development and implementation of policies and regulatory frameworks that will provide a conducive environment for the effective development of the ICT sector. Others are Regional Association of Regulators that play a great role in the development of policy guidelines and regulations and in the harmonization process namely the Communication Regulators Association of Southern Africa (CRASA), East African Communications Organisation (EACO) and Association of Regulators for Information and Communication for Eastern and Southern Africa (ARICEA).

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EAST AFRICAN COMMUNITY
EAST AFRICAN SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY COMMISSION (EASTECO)

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST(REOI) FOR A RESOURCE MOBILIZATION CONSULTANT

(fixed-budget selection for Regional Individual Consultants).

Reference Number: EAC/EASTECO/RFPs/003/2023-2024.
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  1. EASTECO invites competent and eligible Individual Consultants from any EAC Partner State, to submit their applications for services above. The Terms of Reference defining the minimum technical requirements for these services are attached as Annex 1 to the Request for Expression of Interest.

  2. Only Individual Consultants are eligible for this assignment provided that they fulfil the following eligibility criteria:
    1. They are not being bankrupt or wound up, are having their affairs administered by the courts, have entered into arrangements with creditors, have suspended business activities, are being subject of proceedings concerning those matters, or are being in any similar situations arising from a similar procedure provided for in the national legislation or regulations of EAC Partner States;
    2. They have not been convicted of offences concerning their professional conduct by a judgment which haves the force of res judicata; (i.e. against which no appeal is possible);
    3. They have not been declared guilty of grave professional misconduct proven by any means which EAC Secretariat can justify;
    4. They have not fulfilled obligations related to the payments of social security contributions or the payment of taxes in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which they are established or with those countries where the contract is to be performed;
    5. They have not been the subject of a judgment which has the force of res judicata for fraud, corruption, involvement in a criminal organisation or any other illegal activity detrimental to the EACโ€™s financial interests; or
    6. They are not being currently subject to a penalty resulting from an Administrative Review.

  3. Your Expression of Interest must be presented in English as per the Standard Expression of Interest Forms attached as Annex 2 to this REOI in English language and be accompanied by copies of all the indicated supporting documents.

  4. The submission MUST contain: Filled & signed application/cover letter; Curriculum Vitae (CV), Technical and Financial Proposals; copies of academic and other testimonials; copies of Contracts/Orders/Appointment letters and the Official Referee letters and/or Completion certificates.

Interested candidates may submit their bids:

  • Through the e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and NOT to any other. The application should have a PASSWORD, until the opening date and time: Tuesday 26TH September 2023 at 3 PM East African Time, or 2 PM Rwanda Time, when the Consultant shall IMMEDIATELY send the said password to the same email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) to officially open their application.

  • ALTERNATIVELY, submit your application via registered mail, courier service or hand delivered in a plain SEALED envelope with consultancyโ€™s subject and reference provided above and addressed to:

The Secretary, Procurement Committee,
East African Science and Technology Commission (EASTECO),
Queensland House, 4TH Floor, Kigali-Rwanda.
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Tel: +250 789 44 77 81

So as to be received not later than the same deadline given above: Tuesday 26th September 2023 at 3 PM East African Time, or 2 PM Rwanda Time. Opening of the applications shall follow immediately after this time. The EASTECO is an equal opportunity employer. Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

DOWNLOAD: REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST(REOI) FOR A RESOURCE MOBILIZATION CONSULTANT (fixed-budget selection for Regional Individual Consultants)

DOWNLOAD: EASTECO: Individual Consultant Contract - Sample Contract

 


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