AFRICAN PEER REVIEW MECHANISM INSTITUTIONAL SUPPORT PROJECT (APRM-ISP)
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The African Peer Review Mechanism has received financing from the African Development Bank toward the cost of the African Peer Review Mechanism Institutional Support Project and intends to apply part of the agreed amount for this grant as payments towards the contract for Corporate Governance Consultant.
The Consultants shall deliver the following specific outputs:
- An Inception Report which shall be a stocktaking report with reference to desktop research of the APRM documents and country reports, previous and current industry, academic and other Pan African focused Corporate Governance reports with a view to identify the key challenges, emerging best practices, outstanding issues faced by African member countries regarding implementation and compliance with Corporate Governance as well as the steps undertaken to address such challenges.
- In addition, the consultants should take stock of various Corporate Governance Guidelines in use in different member states e.g. King Report and National Corporate Codes, by also highlighting any regional/country specific nuances or divergencies e.g. Francophone/Anglophone, Islamic, etc. This report should be produced within three weeks of signing the consultancy contract.
- Undertake country visits to conduct multi stakeholder consultations with a list of approved institutions on the development of the African Principles, Draft and produce Field Visit Report,
- Produce an outline of the 1st Draft of the AU Guidance Note (Specific Timeline will be indicated).
The period for the for THE AFRICAN UNION GUIDANCE NOTE ON CORPORATE GOVERNANCE Consultancy is a 1 Month Work assignment, executed over a 3 Months period, and will be structured as follow:
- Production of the Inception Report 2 weeks after the awarding of the contract
- Reception of Comments and Feedback on the Inception Report 2 weeks after the submission
- Participation to country visits and consultations for 2 weeks
- Production of the draft of the Guidance Note Report on Corporate Governance 2 weeks after country visits.
- Consolidation of the Guidance Note Report in 1,5 weeks
- Presentation of the Guidance Note Report for Validation (3 Days Workshop)
- Revision of the Guidance Note Report based on Feedback from the Validation Workshop (3 Days)
- Submission of the Final Guidance Note within a week.
The date to commence the assignment is (TBC)
The Consultant shall meet the following minimum requirements:
- Minimum Masters level in Business Administration, Business Finance, Economics, or related fields. A PhD in the related fields will be an advantage.
- An expert level understanding of the APRM and the governance challenges of the African Continent.
- Minimum of 7 years of relevant professional experience in the development of public policy and/or Corporate Governance.
- Knowledge of Corporate Governance particularly the development of national standards, and the workings of Boards, National or Transnational Corporations or SOEs Experience in the private sector will be an added advantage
- Demonstrated ability to write to a very high standard as evidenced by previous examples of relevant work accomplished in the field such as Publications and research
- Experience in managing projects, meetings, and teams
- Fluency in spoken English or French and ability to write lucid reports and documents in English or French is required; knowledge of the other language will be an added advantage.
- Demonstrated ability to communicate ideas and analyses clearly and tactfully, both orally and in writing.
The APRM now invites eligible consultants to indicate their interest in providing these services. Interested consultants must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services (curriculum vitae and certificates, diplomas etc.).
Eligibility criteria, establishment of the short-list and the selection procedure shall be in accordance with the African Development Bank’s “Procurement Policy for Bank Group Funded Operations”, dated October 2015, which is available on the Bank’s website at http://www.afdb.org.
Interested consultants may obtain further information at the address below.
Expressions of interest must be submitted by email or physically to the address below (TBC). Submissions to be titled: “Expression of Interest for Corporate Governance Consultant for The African Union Guidance Note on Corporate Governance”
Contact: Project Coordinator
African Peer Review Mechanism
Private Bag x09, Halfway House, 1685
Physical Address: 230 15th Street, Randjies Park, 1st Floor
Midrand, South Africa
Tel: +27 11 256 3400/01/29
Fax: +27 256 3456
E-mail: [email protected]