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REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
(INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANT)

REFERENCE: EAC/PSSIP/IC/2020/31
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:

  1. Perform a review of legal gap analysis;
  2. Conduct consultative workshops with key stakeholders
  3. Drafting Law and regulations in the area of payment and settlement systems;
  4. Analysing other applicable laws in South Sudan and their alignment with the NPS Law and other regulations to be draft;
  5. 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
Arusha, TANZANIA
Tel: +255 27 2162 100
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