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Promoting Local Investment in Industrial Parks

Location: Addis Ababa with some regional travel

Application deadline: August 19, 2022

  1.       BACKGROUND

  The Mastercard Foundation, under its Young Africa Works – Ethiopia strategy, is supporting the Government of Ethiopia through the BRIDGES Programme, a five-year programme which envisages supporting the creation of close to 600,000 jobs for young people (80% women), and 15,000 micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs). First Consult is the implementing partner of the Programme, in collaboration with the FDRE Ministry of Labor and Skills.

 BRIDGES is addressing fundamental, immediate, and contributory challenges to unlock the job-creation potential of large enterprises in industrial parks (IPs), as well as outside IPs, to support and create jobs for young people and MSMEs. As such, BRIDGES is working to train 300,000 unemployed young men and women through industrial park job-creation initiatives, and market linkage between industrial parks and MSMEs.

 The Ethiopian Industrial Parks Development Corporation (IPDC) was established in 2014, as one of the public agencies tasked with industrial development. Inspired by the full support of the government, IPDC is becoming an engine of rapid industrialization that nurtures manufacturing industries, accelerate economic transformation, promote investment, and attract both domestic and foreign investors. IPDC offers both pre- and post-investment servicing, avails serviced industrial land, pre-built factory sheds equipped with all-encompassing utilities, and infrastructural facilities that fit international standards of workers’ security and environmental safety.

  2.       PURPOSE

 BRIDGES in partnership with IPDC and the Ethiopian Investment Commission is promoting the flow of domestic investment into industrial parks by identifying entry barriers as well as offering evidenced recommendations on engaging more local manufacturers.

 The purpose of this assignment is to identify and select a service provider that will undertake an assessment and develop a full-fledged strategy to engage, capacitate and operationalize local manufacturers inside selected IPs. The strategy must encompass stakeholder mapping, identifying and elaborating SMEs’ challenges to enter into the parks, presenting feasible solutions to their challenges, identifying policy barriers and recommending plausible action plans. 

3.       SCOPE OF WORK 

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Outputs

Activities

1

Assessment of the needs of emerging local manufacturing firms

·       Thorough assessment of growing manufacturing firms to understand their gaps and demands. The firms must be export-oriented or have a growth strategy to enter into the export market. 

2

Stakeholder mapping and identification of mandates and roles in supporting emerging manufacturers to enter into parks

·       Mapping of all stakeholders that have a role in promoting SMEs engaged in export  

·       Clearly define all stakeholders’ mandates, roles and incentives in pursuing the goal of getting more local manufacturers into parks

·       Clearly define what all stakeholders’ future roles will be in supporting local manufacturers operation in parks

·       Identify and design support packages to be delivered to manufacturers by all stakeholders

3

Defining working modality for local manufacturers in the parks

·       Clearly identify and state the working relationship and modality that local manufacturers will have with all industrial park stakeholders including rent payment and export market requirement

4

Defining post-investment support to local manufacturers to ensure success of investments

·       Clearly identify stakeholders crucial for post-investment support

·       Clearly define and propose post investment support package

5

Strategy document

·       Draft a strategy document including findings from the assessment and the topics #2-4 above.  

·       Validation and getting approval of the strategy by all stakeholders


 4 .       IMPLEMENTATION PERIOD AND LOCATION

 From September to December 2022

 5 .       WORKING ARRANGEMENT

The firm will directly report to the Intervention Manager.  

6.       BUDGET

  The firm is expected to make a financial proposal in daily rates for the team members, and related costs.

 ·       Budget should be indicated in ETB including taxes.

·       All costs (e.g. professional fees, travel costs) must be detailed. Lump sum budgets and budgets quoted in foreign currency will NOT be considered.

 7 .       EVALUATION:

  Shortlisted candidates will be invited for a briefing on the assignment to clarify the deliverables.

 BRIDGES will review the submitted proposals in accordance with the specific qualification and experience requirements, and specific tasks stated above. In each CV of their team members, applicants should clearly indicate their experience and previous engagements in line with the specific requirements listed.

Job Requirements

8.   FIRM QUALIFICATION

  The ideal firm applying for this assignment should have:

  ·       A strong and proven track record in developing strategy documents

·       A deep understanding and experience of working with industrial parks and the overall manufacturing sector  

·        Long work experience and rapport with government stakeholders in the sector

·       Rich experience creating sustainable value chains in the manufacturing sector

·       Rich experience working in the export sector

·       A strong program coordination and communication skills

·       Strong organizing and planning to ensure deadlines are met and deliverables are submitted according to the implementation timetable 

How to Apply

 9.       APPLICATION PROCESS

 Applicants should email their technical and financial proposals to  [email protected] . The subject of the email should read “Promoting Local Investment in Industrial Parks”. Proposals must be received no later than 5 PM on August 19, 2022.

 For any queries relating to this assignment, please contact Semir Mohammednur at  [email protected]  no later than 5 PM on August 16, 2022.

 

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