Call for Expression of Interest: FINANCIAL SECTOR DEVELOPMENT SUPPORT SPECIALISTS IN FRAGILE AND CONFLICT AFFECTED STATES

  • Deadline: 22 February 2019

Since 2017, FSD Africa has been working on a FCAS programme of work. It focuses on: Sierra Leone, DRC and Zimbabwe.

This work is driven by Technical Experts with support from Nairobi, where FSD Africa’s head office is located. As FSD Africa’s portfolio grows, it is seeking additional support in: Sierra Leone, DRC, Zimbabwe and where appropriate surrounding countries.

FSD Africa requires technical support for its activities in FCAS. These activities will involve identifying, commissioning and managing projects that enable financial markets to deliver both: a) access to financial services at the individual and household levels, but also, b) long-term finance to investment-ready companies and projects.

Working in collaboration with a wide range of partners will also be required e.g. consultants, consultancy firms, research and academic institutions, donors, financial institutions, development finance institutions (DFIs), government, business development services.

Excellent project management, entrepreneurial, change management, reporting and communication skills (written and verbal) skills are essential.

This call for EOIs aims to identify individual consultants with these skills and with whom FSD Africa can work as outlined below.

Country Specialists

FSD Africa wishes to identify consultants who, by virtue of their location and prior experience, have deep and credible relationships in and understanding specific financial markets in FCAS.

The successful consultant will have several years of in-country experience and strong but independent working relationships with financial sector policy makers, regulators and the private sector.

Priority countries for the purposes of this EOI are:

  • Zimbabwe,
  • Sierra Leone, and
  • DRC

Thematic Specialists

FSD Africa also wishes to identify consultants who, by virtue of their prior experience, have deep and credible relationships in and understanding specific themes within financial markets in FCAS.

The successful consultant will have several years of operational and technical experience in three priority themes for the purpose of this EOI:

  • Forcibly Displaced population finance,
  • Development Finance/Impact Investment in FCAS, and
  • FCAS FinancialSector Development Strategy Advisory and Leadership Coaching


Other Financial Sector Development Specialists

FSD Africa further wishes to identify consultants who, by virtue of their prior experience, have private sector led and financial sector economic development experience within financial markets in FCAS. The successful consultant will have strategy and business development, research, project co-ordination, stakeholder management, results measurement and communications experience. Consultants with specific experience in bond markets, fintech, venture capital, capacity building and knowledge management, are encouraged to apply.

 

For this exercise, FSDA is inviting Expressions of Interest (EOIs) from suitably qualified individual consultants in the areas specified above.

Please note – fully costed proposals and/or detailed work plans are notrequired at this stage. Cost estimates of travel, accommodation etc. are also not required.

Your EOI should contain:

  • Your name and a full CV
  • Your place of business.
  • A list of your business proficient languages
  • A list of your countries of experience
  • Your area of expertise.
  • A short statement (maximum 1 side of A4) of why you believe you have the right qualifications to help FSDA in the stated area
  • A statement describing your availability, e.g.:
    • Preferred length of assignment
    • Willingness to travel
    • Availability in the next 12-18 months
  • Your current fee per day in GBP (applicable for at least 18 months)
  • Key conflicts of interest within your area of expertise
  • Any other information that you believe should be considered in the shortlisting process.

Your EOI, which should not exceed 3 sides of A4 (font size 11) in total (excluding CV) should be sent to FSD Africa at bids@fsdafrica.orgunder a subject line reading “Expression of interest:  FCAS support” by 1200 (EAT) on Friday 22 February 2019.

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