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INTERVENTION MANAGER EN ETAT CIVIL , Senegal

Intervention Manager en Etat Civil (h/f) Réserve de recrutement Afrique de l’Ouest, Guinée - Sénégal

Enabel est l’Agence belge de développement. Elle exécute et coordonne la politique belge de développement international, et travaille principalement pour le compte de l’État belge. L’Agence met également en œuvre des actions pour d’autres organisations nationales et internationales. Avec 1400 collaborateurs, dont plus de 70 % de personnel local, Enabel gère quelque 150 projets, essentiellement dans des États fragiles d’Afrique.

Les premiers postes à pourvoir début 2020 sont situés au SENEGAL (Programme d’appui au renforcement du système d’information de l’état civil et à la consolidation d’un fichier national d’identité biométrique) et en GUINEE CONAKRY (Projet d’appui complémentaire dans le cadre de l’appui à la réforme de l’état civil).
Ces 2 projets sont financés par le Fonds Fiduciaire d’urgence de l’Union Européenne.

Contexte

Dans un contexte de mobilité internationale croissante, d’évolution rapide des modes de services aux citoyens, mais aussi des opportunités offertes par les nouvelles technologies, les questions d’état civil et d’identité sont aujourd’hui au cœur des objectifs de développement durable.

L’état civil fonde cette identité et, ce faisant, permet la sauvegarde des droits individuels et de l’accès de tous à la justice et aux services sociaux.

Valorisant le savoir-faire et l’expertise belges en la matière, Enabel soutient le renforcement des services d’état civil, de l’identification des personnes et d’institutions plus inclusives. Elle met en œuvre aujourd’hui en Afrique de l’Ouest plusieurs programmes d’appui à la modernisation de l’état civil et de l’identité sur financement européen.

Description de la fonction

VOS RESPONSABILITES :
• Veiller à l’intégration de l’ensemble des domaines de gestion de l’intervention (contenu/scope, planning, budget, qualité, etc.)
• Coordonner les activités et assurer leur réalisation, conformément aux accords convenus et aux procédures définies
• Fournir des inputs stratégiques et techniques en matière de renforcement des systèmes d’état civil ;
• Contribuer à organiser la gestion des connaissances et networking pour le développement de l’expertise d’Enabel et de la Belgique en matière d’appui à l’état civil ;
• Gérer et encadrer les contrats d’expertise ponctuelle mis en œuvre par Enabel ;
• S’assurer que la communication autour du programme et la stratégie de visibilité de l’Union Européenne est respectée conformément aux plans arrêtés et aux exigences de l’UE ;
• Contribuer à la planification et au suivi-évaluation du projet.

Votre profil

Niveau de formation requis
· Master en sciences sociales, sciences politiques, juridiques, administration publique, sciences économiques…
Expériences requises
• Minimum 5 ans d’expériences pertinentes dans la gestion de projet dans la coopération internationale en ce compris la gestion d’équipe ;
• Minimum 5 ans d’expérience pertinente dans au moins deux des trois domaines suivants en lien avec l’état civil : l’appui à des réformes de l’administration territoriale et de la décentralisation, le renforcement des capacités pour la création et la gestion de services publics décentralisés, la gouvernance locale et la participation citoyenne ;
• Une expérience internationale de terrain (en tant qu’expatriée) dans la coopération au développement, de préférence au sein d’une organisation internationale ;
• Une expérience professionnelle en Afrique de l’Ouest est un atout.

Connaissances et compétences requises
• Expertise dans les réformes de l’administration publique liées à la déconcentration et la décentralisation des services publics ;
• Connaissance avérées des réformes et des enjeux actuels de l’état civil en Afrique Subsaharienne ;
• Etre familier des approches et méthodes de développement institutionnel et organisationnel (analyses institutionnelles, diagnostic des capacités, change management, monitoring du changement, etc.) ;
• Etre familier avec la modernisation de la gestion des informations d’état civil appliquant les nouvelles technologies de l’information (numérique) constitue un atout ;
• La connaissance de l’utilisation des procédures de l’Union Européenne constitue un atout ;
• Expression aisée tant à l’oral qu’à l’écrit en français ou en néerlandais. De très bonnes capacités de communication orale et écrite en français et au minimum écrit en anglais sont exigées, dès lors que le français est la langue officielle du Sénégal et de la Guinée et que le projet s’inscrit dans un contexte international.

Aptitudes comportementales
• Etre orienté sur les résultats
• Capacité à accompagner le développement des collaborateurs
• Capacité à décider
• Capacité d’analyse, d’intégration et d’innovation ;
• Capacité de dialogue et de facilitation

Nous demandons également à s’engager à respecter la vision, la mission et les valeurs d’Enabel (https://www.enabel.be/fr/content/vision-mission-valeurs-de-enabel).

Nous vous offrons

• Une expérience enrichissante au sein d’une organisation en constante évolution, réputée pour sa qualité de mise en œuvre de projets de développement et attentive à ses collaborateurs.
• Guinée : un contrat de 39 mois basé à CONAKRY avec des déplacements réguliers dans le pays.
• Sénégal : un contrat de 45 mois basé à DAKAR, avec des déplacements réguliers dans le pays.
• Un package salarial comprenant le salaire mensuel brut correspondant à nos barèmes, ainsi que des avantages liés à votre statut d’expatrié au sein d’Enabel tels qu'une indemnité d'éloignement, d'affectation, de pénibilité, la prise en charge des frais de logement (plafonnés), une allocation de déménagement, d’installation, la prise en charge des frais de scolarité des enfants accompagnants (plafonnés), un package d’assurances pour toute la famille dont l’assurance rapatriement, des billets d’avion aller-retour une fois/an pour toute la famille, etc.
Les différents montants sont fixés conformément à nos règles et varient en fonction de l’expérience pertinente reconnue pour la fonction, la composition familiale et la situation fiscale.

Cette publication peut donner lieu à la constitution d’une réserve de recrutement pour une durée de 3 ans pour toute fonction similaire.

Enabel s’engage pour l’égalité des chances et la diversité au sein de son personnel. Nous ne faisons pas de discrimination fondée sur le genre, l’origine, l’âge, la religion, l’orientation sexuelle, le handicap ou tout autre facteur que les compétences.

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Expiring: Dec 31, 2020
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER IN KENYA , Kenya

About BURN

Based in Kenya, BURN designs, produces and distributes East Africa’s best-selling, most durable and economical charcoal and wood cookstoves that also dramatically reduce harmful smoke emissions which can cause significant health problems, even death. See our promo video.

Not only does BURN sell the world’s most fuel-efficient charcoal and wood household stoves, but we are also the only cookstove company which manufactures all its products in sub-Saharan Africa’s only state-of-the-art clean cookstove manufacturing facility.

Since 2013, BURN has sold 650,000+ Jikokoa ™ stoves in East Africa. These stoves have helped 3,000,000 beneficiaries save $215 million in fuel expenditures and 2.6 million tons of wood while reducing indoor air pollution by 65%. BURN currently sells ~25,000 stoves per month and are on track to double sales over the next 12 months by expanding its successful model across Africa. BURN has 300 employees and expects strong growth in the number of employees in the coming years.

BURN is now poised to bring its revolutionary biomass cookstoves - as well as a new range of electric, hybrid, and liquid fuel stoves - to Sub-Saharan Africa & beyond. Over the next 3 years BURN will enter 6 new countries and launch 5 new products.
About the role

The COO will play a critical role in the success of the current business and build systems that will position the company for growth across the continent.

We are looking to hire a visionary COO to oversee our sales, innovation and production teams, as well as supporting our expansion across the continent. The COO will work closely with the existing senior management team to refine and execute the current strategic plan.

To ensure success you should have a clear understanding of our company’s core values and culture. Top candidates will be exemplary leaders, have superb business acumen and have sound understanding of business strategies.

Roles and Responsibilities
• Work with Senior team to refine existing strategic plan
• Manage and Drive Commercial, Innovation And Production teams in Kenya
• Work with the CFO to fund growth and find efficiencies
• Sales and Innovation experience more essential than production/manufacturing experience
• Refinement of current operational processes
• Forecasting and P&L responsibility for departments
• Driving the company’s operating capabilities to surpass customer satisfaction and retention, and company goals.

Skills & Experience
Essential:
• Bachelor's degree in Business Administration.
• Five years’ experience managing operations in a complex enterprise
• Proven track record of outstanding performance in a previous complex enterprise.
• Proven track record of managing complex budgets successfully.
• Proven track record of developing and refining operational processes
• Demonstrated experience of ethical leadership.
• Outstanding verbal and written skills, and experience working with staff on all levels.
• Ability to make business projections three years into the future.
Desired:
• Experience in sub-Saharan Africa
• Operating or scaling an FMCG or Durable Good business in Sub-Saharan Africa

Other information
The role will be based in Ruiru (just outside Nairobi), Kenya. If the successful candidate requires a work permit to carry out the role then Burn will process this.
Compensation is commensurate with experience.

To apply please send a motivated cover letter and CV to recruitment.kenya@burnmfg.com with “COO Application” in the subject line.

Are you interested in becoming a Chief Operating Officer in Kenya? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

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Expiring: Jan 09, 2020
DIRECTOR OF ENGINEERING IN KENYA , Kenya

About BURN

Based in Kenya, BURN designs, produces and distributes East Africa’s best-selling, most durable and economical charcoal and wood cookstoves that also dramatically reduce harmful smoke emissions which can cause significant health problems, even death. See our promo video.

Not only does BURN sell the world’s most fuel-efficient charcoal and wood household stoves, but we are also the only cookstove company which manufactures all its products in sub-Saharan Africa’s only state-of-the-art clean cookstove manufacturing facility.

Since 2013, BURN has sold 650,000+ Jikokoa ™ stoves in East Africa. These stoves have helped 3,000,000 beneficiaries save $215 million in fuel expenditures and 2.6 million tons of wood while reducing indoor air pollution by 65%. BURN currently sells ~25,000 stoves per month and are on track to double sales over the next 12 months by expanding its successful model across Africa. BURN has 300 employees and expects strong growth in the number of employees in the coming years.

BURN is now poised to bring its revolutionary biomass cookstoves - as well as a new range of electric, hybrid, and liquid fuel stoves - to Sub-Saharan Africa & beyond. Over the next 3 years BURN will enter 6 new countries and launch 5 new products.
About the role

BURN is looking for a Director of Engineering whose overall responsibility will be to bring new products through the product development process and launch them into the factory, including design, testing, engineering, process development, and developing/launching new production lines.

Roles and Responsibilities
• Have overall responsibility for launching new products in the factory, including timelines, budgets, and risk analysis in addition to technical aspects.
• Manage the detailed design of new products, including process development, equipment selection, design for manufacturability, durability testing, material selection, etc.
• Design and produce production, assembly, and QC tooling as well as custom factory equipment.
• Oversee initial production of new products.
• Manage a team of engineers, testing lab employees and workshop employees. Work closely with designers, the market research team, factory management and the quality control team.
• Develop SOP’s, WI, specs, tolerances, QA processes and procedures.
• Create and adhere to budgets and timelines.
• Support the factory, including troubleshooting, root cause analysis, equipment startup, and continuous improvement.

Desired experience
• Sheet metal punching and forming
• General machine shop knowledge, including CNC equipment
• Must have launched at least 1 production line
• Must have developed and launched at least 1 consumer product
• Jig and fixture design
• Experience with tool/die or moulds
• Working knowledge of materials, specifically metals and plastics
• Basic knowledge and troubleshooting of mechanical, electrical and hydraulic systems

Other information
The role will be based in Ruiru (just outside Nairobi), Kenya. If the successful candidate requires a work permit to carry out the role then Burn will process this. The start date is flexible but is ideally within Q4 2019 or beginning of 2020.
Compensation is commensurate with experience.

To apply
Please send a cover letter and CV to recruitment.kenya@burnmfg.com with “Director of Engineering” in the subject line.

Are you interested in becoming a Director of Engineering in Kenya? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

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Expiring: Jan 09, 2020
OPERATIONS MANAGER ETHIOPIA (INTERIM ASSIGNMENT) , Ethiopia

Job overview:
As interim operations manager you will face a fantastic challenge of starting up a newly build production facility in an African country and lead the implementation of the operational performance standards and train and develop the operational team accordingly. In this position you are responsible for factory management, risk assessment, opportunities recognition, business reporting, development and improvements of operational and process efficiencies, and information exchange within our commercial team. Your natural leadership skills, high energy, drive, creativity and outstanding communication skills will be necessary to develop the facility and its operation to achieve production volume, financial, development and sustainability targets conform the strategic business plan.
This role will report into the Operations Director EMEA and functionally to the General Manager of Ethiopia.

Responsibilities/objectives:
 Lead the plant team to maintain timely, safe and efficient plant operations.
 Drive process improvement and change management programs to clear conclusion and measurable benefit.
 Establish and communicate policy and best practices.
 Measure and report performance against KPIs.
 Ensuring cost control and increasing productivity and sales.
 Support planning and budget responsibilities.
 Works with management to ensure effective organizational design and those roles are correctly organized, defined, documented and communicated.
 Ensures effective safety procedures, tools and record keeping are managed through plant leadership.
 Adheres to company GMP’s (good manufacturing practices), safety procedures and all other quality processes.
 Develop and train the operational team to be able to work on industrial operational standards.
 Select and train (young) talents for the succession of your role as production/operations manager before end of your assignment
 Optimizing production flow, from inbound to final products
 Optimize the operations and process efficiencies and technology
 Further developing the operational management team and workforce.
 Development of the operation towards organic and sustainable production
 Communications with the leadership at a senior level in a complex, global organisation, with the demonstrable ability to work in a matrix organization, influencing others through 'soft power';
 Continuing the implementation of the new business structure, demonstrating the ability to identify the necessary steps towards an ambitious goal;
 Be final responsible for supply chain, factory budget, logistics, quality, production, safety and administration for this factory in Ethiopia;
 Determine and prioritize the plant’s strategic direction and tactical activities designed to serve and satisfy our customers.
 Ensure alignment with our customers’ needs; ensure they are well-informed of our programs.


Skills/attributes:
 Education on a Bachelor level in production and/or agriculture is minimally required
 Min 3-5 years of (leadership) experience in the raw material processing industry in an international setting.
 Change management leader with proven ability to build teams;
 Ability to lead teams, providing professional direction, inspiration, high standards of performance and championing standards and developing team members;
 Experience of solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy in;
 Significant experience of managing staff with different backgrounds and expertise and building and developing their performance;
 Proven understanding of sustainable production.
 Experience in Africa or another developing country
 Entrepreneurially minded and highly driven
 Strong interpersonal and communication skills; ability to work in multicultural team
 Ability to solve challenging problems, prioritizing, meeting deadlines and working with minimal direction – strong ‘self-starter’ able to switch between ‘workfloor’ and management level.
 Proficiency in English language (in writing and verbally) is a must;
 Advanced proficiency with Word and Excel.
 Willingness and the ability to live and stay during this assignment in Ethiopia.

The conditions of employment we offer:
 A contract for a period of 12 months as interim operations manager
 A workspace in a quickly developing African country with lots of opportunities.
 Access to a worldwide network of professionals in the organic and sustainable industry.
 An exciting and challenging role in a rapidly growing international company with opportunities for further development
 Good working conditions and a young, pleasant and dynamic work environment
 A company culture of team spirit, can-do attitude, informal atmosphere and professionalism

Interested in this challenging position?
Please send your motivation letter and CV to Lieuwkje van Zwieteren, Talent Acquisition & Development Specialist, via the following e-mail address: recruitment@tradinorganic.com.

Are you interested in becoming an Operations Manager in Ethiopia? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

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Expiring: Dec 28, 2019
COUNTRY MANAGER IN MALAWI , Malawi

Position Start: As Soon As Possible
Reporting to: Member of MT SolarWorks! Group

Required experience:
min. 8 years experience in a business to consumer commercial environment

About SolarWorks!:
SolarWorks! was founded in 2008 with the aim of playing a role in making the world a better place by offering superb solar products to people that live without access to electricity. Since the first ideas that originate from a graduation thesis at the University of Technology in Delft (The Netherlands), the company has developed several products and implemented a business model that resulted in spectacular growth: pre-paid solar home systems with which the customer will have lighting, phone charging or even tv and fridges in his house via a pre-paid rent to own model. In 2016 SolarWorks! started its PAYGo operations in Mozambique, now having more than 25.000 households electrified. Malawi operations started early 2019, has 4 sales outlets and has 55 FTE’s. Basic systems are in place and it is time to accelerate the growth while not losing sight of quality of the organisation, sales and processes.

Overall Purpose: build a customer focused team that can deliver quality sales for SolarWorks! Malawi with a strong emphasis on getting the sales operations right and all supporting functions around it (marketing, operations, HR, technical support and finance).

Key responsibilities
• Organize the main functions in line with the strategy of the company: Sales operations, technical operations, customer care and debt collection, CRM, marketing and HR
• Develop and build a world class team that knows how to operate in difficult circumstances
• Define the sales strategy for SolarWorks! Malawi
• Deep understanding of what make or break sales for the customers, tweaking payplans or other variables where necessary and hands on direct support to sales when needed.
• Understand the importance of quality of sales: the customer journey for years to come needs to be on your radar
• Define a few but strong KPI’s for each department in line with the company strategy
• Draw up the quarterly and yearly plans

Personality traits
• Service oriented: improving the lives of our customer is and will be our main objective and this should excite you
• Competitive: you want to do everything better than the competition
• A team builder: you take care of your people and know how to deal with different cultures and different personalities in your team
• A thinker and strategist: but without action you don’t see the purpose of a strategy
• A motivator: you know how to get the best out of people
• You thrive to learn from what everyone tells you about this new exciting business of changing lives
• Good sense of humour

Nice to have:
• Experience in Africa
• Experience with CRM
• Experience working with rural communities

The idea of being able to improve people’s lives excites you. Take a minute to think about the following before you apply for this role: SolarWorks! operates in a very demanding environment. We are a fast growing organisation and the operations are in countries where things are at best unpredictable. And all this while serving low income customers. You will need to be able to explain to us why this type of environment suits you.

Remuneration: Annual salary USD 90-100K including bonus, plus expat benefits like medical aid, housing allowance and company car.

How to Apply
To apply, send your CV and a cover letter expressing why you want to make a difference.

Are you interested in becoming a Country Manager in Malawi? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

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Expiring: Dec 23, 2019
Consultancy firm to develop Digital ID blueprint , Rwanda

Recruitment of a consultancy firm to develop a Digital ID blueprint for Smart Africa member states that facilitates and enables Pan-African interoperability.

Mind you, this is not a job opportunity, but Smart Africa is looking for companies who can provide these services.

1. RFP OBJECTIVES AND SUBSEQUENT DELIVERABLES

Based on a concept-note developed by Smart Africa and the guidance of the Smart Africa digital ID Working Group, the Consultancy firm will produce three deliverables to support the implementation of a demonstration pilot of digital ID interoperability across three African countries, as well as carry out the necessary preparatory research:

• A blueprint serving as a global strategy for digital identity in Africa;
• Detailed implementation roadmaps for three pilot countries;
• A proposal for a technical architecture and legal frameworks to support interoperability between the identity schemes of three pilot countries.

1.1. Smart Africa Digital ID Blueprint

In order to develop the Smart Africa Digital ID blueprint, the Consultancy firm must review relevant and comparable initiatives on digital ID developed by other countries, especially in Africa. Because different countries carry different features, the Consultancy firm must firstly assess national characteristics and peculiarities of member states in the relevant areas of civil registration, technology, legislation, regulation, network coverage and mobile phone penetration, financial inclusion, among a number of others. Some governments and organizations are now equipped or are developing specific systems for digital ID management. This background data will provide an invaluable source of information that together will enable a comprehensive evaluation of the most relevant lessons learned elsewhere, upon which the Smart Africa blueprint can then be built.

The Consultancy firm will also review the existing literature on digital identity in Africa, recommendations, principles and guidelines developed by international organizations, in particular the World Bank, ITU, AU, UNECA, GSMA, Omidyar, the European Union (eIDAS Directive), ETSI, and Secure identity ALLIANCE (osia). He will then compile a composite summary of the key relevant guidelines and standards to which countries should pay attention when developing their national digital ID schemes.
The Consultancy firm will develop the digital ID blueprint based on the concept note on digital identity developed by Smart Africa and its digital ID Working Group and by engaging key stakeholders from the public and private sectors.

In a number of African countries, the use of digital ID to support electronic government services and/or commercial/financial transactions will not yet be catered for within the framework of existing legislation and regulation. Therefore, the blueprintt needs to put forward a clear proposal for a governance framework that references other relevant standards and legislation (e.g eIDAS, ETSI and GDPR in Europe), and defines the key components of a successful legislative and regulatory framework that would enable good governance.

1.2. Implementation roadmaps for three pilot countries

Prior to the commencement of the Consultancy firm ’s work, Smart Africa and its digital ID Working Group will have identified the three countries which will host pilot ‘proof-of-concept’ digital ID implementations (“pilots”).

The Consultancy firm will be required to work with the Smart Africa digital ID Working Group to define the scope and nature of the pilots, and the services that they will support. The timeline, dependencies between tasks and efforts needed for the implementation of these pilot projects should be prioritized in accordance with their criticality to ensure that limited resources are appropriately leveraged.

The Consultancy firm will define a typical implementation roadmap or action plan for a digital ID scheme in three (3) member countries. This roadmap will include appropriate milestones and key deliverables, including consideration of adequate human and financial resources to ensure sustainability. The Consultancy firm will develop the implementation plan by engaging key stakeholders from the public and private sectors. It will contain details on what concrete actions are to be taken, when, and by whom in order to prepare for, implement and evaluate the pilot, as well as governance arrangements. Key aspects of the implementation plan will be how digital ID systems in the participating countries may need to be built or modified and how the use cases can be successfully exploited (i.e. what the relying parties have to do to modify their existing business processes and systems).

The implementation plan should provide practical guidance for Ministries, Departments, Agencies, private sector ID providers, relying parties, international organizations or otherwise to implement the digital ID interoperability pilot for a limited set (1-3) of demonstration use cases. To the extent possible, the implementation plan should be able to be scaled up to the continental level.

As part of the definition of the implementation roadmap, the Consultancy firm shall identify any legal instruments and/or regulations that do not yet exist (or need modification) in the pilot countries. The Consultancy firm shall provide draft texts for these new/modified legal instruments and/or regulations, taking guidance from the countries in question. Particular attention should be paid to any changes that may be needed to support and facilitate the pilot projects.

1.3. Technical architecture and legal framework proposal

The Consultancy firm will develop detailed technical and functional documentation for how the interoperability between identity schemes will be designed and implemented. The proposed technical architecture should align with the implementation plan and have minimal cost to the participating countries. The Consultancy firm will build upon the technical options considered globally (e.g. eIDAS, Latin America and other) and build upon the summary conducted by the World Bank.

As part of the preparatory work, the Consultancy firm will analyze existing digital ID systems in the participating countries (including their plans for development) and of potential use cases for interoperability of the three identity schemes.

The Consultancy firm is encouraged to draw on existing architectures for mutual recognition (such as Europe’s eIDAS and Latin America’s interoperability in Mercosaur), and research (such as by UNECA and the World Bank).

The Consultancy firm will identify any legal instruments and/or regulations that do not yet exist (or need modification) in the three participating countries and clear areas where the legal instruments and/or regulations need modification.

2. METHODOLOGY AND APPROACH

The mission will be carried out by the Consultancy firm in collaboration with Smart Africa and its digital ID Working Group. The blueprint should be based on the existing Smart Africa concept-note on digital identity and focus on the development of concrete roadmaps to support the three host countries to implement interoperable pilot digital identity schemes.

It is expected that the Consultancy firm 's methodological approach will, among other things, consist of:

• Conduct a desktop literature review to gain a good understanding of the ICT ministry and other relevant actors in the main flagship sponsor country, and the two additional countries. The review to include an analysis of the structure, relevant current programs and cross-ministry initiatives being undertaken in these three countries;

• Conduct a review of existing international guidelines and recommendations on Digital ID, in particular those from the African Union (AU), the GSM Association (GSMA), the World Bank, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the European Union (eIDAS Directive), ETSI, and then compile a composite summary of the key relevant guidelines and standards to which countries should pay attention when developing their digital ID schemes.
• Write an interim draft version of each planned report and provide a presentation of these interim reports at workshops to be organized by Smart Africa;
• Collect comments on each interim report and make consequential revisions in the final version;
• Assume primary responsibility for drafting the blueprint, implementation plans and interoperability proposal, and work closely with the designated staff of Smart Africa and the digital ID working group to carry out the task;
• Provide support and facilitation from the Smart Africa Secretariat for exchanges with countries and the collection of documents for the analysis of the existing situations;
• Develop the digital ID blueprint, implementation plans and interoperability proposal on the basis of an in-depth analysis of the needs of pilot project countries in terms not only of the establishment of a digital ID scheme but also in terms of the major adaptations to infrastructure, legislation, regulation and government processes that will be required for successful implementation of such a scheme.

3. INDICATIVE TIMELINES

The selected Consultancy firm must carry out the project within 3 months from the date of signing the contract.

The indicative timetable is as follows:
T0 Start of the project and adoption of a schedule for the execution of the mission with the dates of the deliverables
T0 + 2 weeks Conduct an analysis of the African context for the establishment of a digital ID blueprint in the Smart Africa Alliance
T0 + 3 weeks Organize a first workshop with key stakeholders to present the analysis and gather additional insights
T0 + 6 weeks Develop and submit to the Smart Africa Secretariat a draft digital ID blueprint, and detailed project definition reports (PDR) for the related pilot project(s) (which include budgeted action plans)
T0 + 10 weeks Organize a second workshop with key stakeholders to present the blueprint and collect feedback and proceed with pre-validation of the blueprint at Pilot country levels.
T0 + 12 weeks Develop jointly with the three countries a draft implementation roadmap for interoperable digital identity schemes
T0 + 14 weeks Finalization of documents incorporating the remarks of the feedback workshops, and submission to the Smart Africa Secretariat for validation.

4 FIRM PROFILE AND EXPERIENCE

In addition to the human resources required to assemble its team, as described below, the firm must meet the following requirements:
• Have at least five (5) years of relevant experience in the development of international or cross border strategies in the field of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and in the more recent field of digital technologies and developments;
• Demonstrate technical, economic and regulatory skills for the development of a digital ID strategy and designing and implementing digital ID systems;
• Have work experience in ICT Policy development in Africa, and in particular in the member countries of the Smart Africa Alliance;
• Firms should submit three recommendation letters from previous clients of similar projects with same magnitude and complexity in the ICT and/or digital sector.

The work shall be carried out by highly qualified consultants/experts in the requested specialties, namely:

• Lead Consultant/Head of Mission (1)
 Experienced in the development of international or cross border economic and technology strategies;
 A minimum of a Master’s degree in Economics, Business administration, computer engineering, electronics engineering or Project Management with 7 years of experience in strategic plan development for ICT projects or Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Project Management, computer engineering, electronics engineering, combined with 10 years of experience in Telecommunications and ICT sector.
 Having been head of mission for four (4) similar projects over the past six (6) years.

• IT Expert (1):
 A University graduate with a minimum of a master’s degree in Information Technology (IT), engineering, data or computer science, or related discipline;
 Having at least 5 years of proven experience in the area of digital ID / Cryptography / PKI / Information Security;
 Having participated in at least two (2) similar projects.

• Socio-Economist (1):
 A University graduate with a minimum of a master’s degree in Economics, with a specialization in development economics, development studies, sociology, and project management or related discipline, combined with experience in socio economic development projects in Africa.
 Having at least 5 years of proven experience in the economic and financial evaluation of development projects and programs, as well as in private sector development and in the establishment of Public Private Partnership (PPP) projects;
 Having participated in at least four (4) similar projects.

• Legal Expert (1):
 A University graduate with a minimum of a master’s degree in law from a recognized university.
 Having at least 5 years of proven experience in the drafting of legislative and regulatory texts in the field of legislation for digital ID, data protection, privacy and financial crime (AML etc.);
 Having participated in at least two (2) similar projects.

The Consultancy firm shall propose additional staff as deems necessary.

5. DURATION OF THE ASSIGNEMENT

This assignment is expected to be conducted for a period of three (3) months from the contract signing date.

6. EXPECTED RESULTS

The following deliverables should be submitted to the Smart Africa Secretariat:

1) T0 + 1 week: Preliminary report including the methodology to be adopted by the Consultancy firm and the proposed timetable for the execution of the assignment with the dates of the deliverables;
2) T0 + 2 weeks: Benchmark report on the analysis of the African context for the establishment of a digital ID blueprint in the Smart Africa Alliance, including literature review of principles and guidelines developed by international organizations and a comparison of relevant initiatives on digital ID developed by other countries, both within and outside Africa;
3) T0 + 6 weeks: A draft digital ID blueprint, along with detailed PDRs for each of the three pilot project(s);
4) T0 + 12 weeks: A final digital ID blueprint, and final PDRs for each of the three pilot projects, reflecting feedback from the workshop and digital ID working group.

The Consultancy firm shall submit each report in five (5) paper copies and all working documents in soft copies, editable files (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), in both French and English

7. EVALUATION CRITERIA

A model will be used to evaluate all respondents and proposals submitted.
The financial proposal of only those firms will be opened which secure a minimum score of 70/100 in the technical evaluation.

- Budget and Financial Criteria
+ Budget Estimates: This project has a budget allocation of not more than $120,000 covering all related expenses.

8. SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR TECHNICAL AND FINANCIAL PROPOSALS

A specific outline must be followed in order to facilitate the Smart Africa Secretariat’s review and evaluation of the responses received.

A response to this RFP must include the following sections in the order listed:

1. A cover letter confirming the firm’s interest to provide the services required

2. Technical proposal containing the following content:
● Executive summary
● Business experience/Profiles
● Approach and Methodology
● Work Plan / Schedule
● Mission team experience/profiles
● Updated Curriculum Vitae for the team and academic certificates requested
● Duly signed and stamped recommendation certificates/letter
● Company registration certificates and tax clearance

3. Financial Proposal containing the following tables;
● Summarised Total Cost VAT Inclusive (Value of tax indicated on final cost)
● Breakdown of remuneration package
● Breakdown of reimbursable expenses

9. SUBMISSION PROCESS

Technical and financial proposals must be presented in separate envelopes each showing the nature of the offer concerned (technical or financial offer), the firm’s name and both put in a third anonymous envelope marked as follow: “021/S.A/RFP/09/2019: “Recruitment of Consultancy firm for the formulation of a digital ID Blueprint for the Smart Africa Secretariat”.

Well-printed proposals, properly bound and presented in two (2) copies, with one (1) in English and another French Version must be submitted in sealed envelopes not later than 10th January, 2020 at, 12:00 am local time (Kigali) prompt to the Director General Smart Africa Secretariat at the address on the cover page of this RFP: or they can send soft copies (separate emails, clearly marked) of both technical and financial proposals to : procurement@smartafrica.org

10. RIGHTS RESERVED

This RFP does not obligate the Smart Africa Secretariat (SAS) to complete the RFP process. SAS reserves the right to amend any segment of the RFP prior to the announcement of a selected firm. SAS also reserves the right to remove one or more of the services from consideration for this contract should the evaluation show that it is in SAS’s best interest to do so. SAS also may, at its discretion, issue a separate contract for any service or groups of services included in this RFP. SAS may negotiate a compensation package and additional provisions to the contract awarded under this RFP.

Late proposals will be rejected.

The envelopes shall be opened on the same day in public session at 1:00 pm in the Smart Africa Secretariat conference room and interested bidders are invited to attend the bid opening session.

11. Validity

Proposals and quotes must remain valid for a period of 180 days after the date of closing noted above. After, the closing date and time, all proposals received by the Smart Africa Secretariat become its property.

12. Enquiries

Any enquiries will only be received and addressed 3 days or more prior to the bid submission deadline. Prospective respondents who may have questions regarding this RFP may submit their enquiries to procurement@smartafrica.org

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Expiring: Jan 10, 2020

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