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Individual Consultancy Services as SME Expert for the Development of Small and Medium Enterprises for Sanitation under the GAMA Sanitation and Water Project Sanitation Innovation

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Greater Accra
Accra Metropolis
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George Asiedu - Project Coordinator



EOI Description:
The Government of Ghana, acting through the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development, is implementing the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area (GAMA) Sanitation and Water Project (GAMASAWAP), funded through an IDA grant. The objective of the project is to increase access to improved sanitation and improved water supply in the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area (GAMA), with emphasis on low income urban communities (LIUCs), and to strengthen management of environmental sanitation across the GAMA.
The project is designed to benefit:
• At least 250,000 people living in selected LIUCs (defined as those in which at least 75% of households live in a single room, and at least 75% of households use public toilets or other unacceptable sanitation facilities) within the GAMA, who will gain access to improved sanitation and water services;
• The population of the GAMA in general, who will benefit from improved planning, implementation and management of environmental sanitation services and reduced pollution.
To achieve the objectives of the project, it is envisaged that about 40,000 household toilet units are needed. There therefore is a strong emphasis on the promotion of household sanitation facilities under the project. Community engagement consultants working across the 11 GAMA MMAs expected to create demand for sanitation facilities through accelerated hygiene and sanitation promotion activities.
A gap in the sanitation service delivery is on the supply side. The experience on the project so far is the limited number of suppliers of toilet facilities. In addition the few suppliers do not have adequate capacity to respond to the increasing demand that is being created as part of the project coupled with that is the high cost of toilet facilities and the limited number of users that these facilities can serve.
The project therefore intends apply funds in the development of sanitation innovations to meet the gaps in the supply side for sanitation.
This is part of component 4 activities of the project aimed at Institutional Strengthening. Component 4 of the project is to provide technical assistance to municipal, metropolitan and national institutions, including the promotion of private sector initiatives. A key deliverable is to support the development of small and micro-enterprises in sanitation.
In November, 2015, a sanitation innovation programme/fund was launched as part of GAMA Capacity Building activities. The innovation programme has been designed to stimulate an increase in production of toilets from the supply side. For this reason the services of an SME or Business Development Expert is needed to support the sanitation enterprises that apply to the GAMA Sanitation Innovation programme to build their capacities.

Objectives of the assignment
The objectives of the assignment is to support the IDA Funded GAMA SWP to support the development of small and micro-enterprises in the Water and Sanitation sector to deliver water and sanitation facilities particularly to households in low income urban communities. It is proposed to procure the services of a consultant with expertise in SME development, business and finance. The main objectives of this consulting assignment are to:
• Support capacity building in business development and innovation for micro-enterprises providing sanitation services along various points in the sanitation service delivery chain.
• Identify and structure innovative funding options beyond GAMA Sanitation Innovation Fund to support and sustain the growth of sanitation micro-enterprise
• Setup a sanitation business innovation incubation hub to support businesses to grow beyond their start up stage.

Duration of assignment
The assignment is expected to be undertaken within a period of 12 months, with the possibility of annual extension(s) subject to satisfactory performance.

Minimum Qualifications and Experience
The SME Expert should possess at least the following:
• A relevant University degree in Engineering, Business Management or International Development.
• Specific Professional Experience
• A minimum of 15 years of experience in SME development and finance.
• Minimum of 10 years of experience in designing and delivering training programs and workshops to professionals.
• Working experience in the sanitation sector will be an advantage.

The Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development, now invites eligible Individual ("Consultants") to indicate their interest in providing the above Services under the GAMA project.

The Selection will be based on the Individual Consultants' Qualifications (IC) in accordance with the "Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits and Grants by World Bank Borrowers" dated January 2011". And revised July 2014. Individual Consultants having the required experience and competence relevant to the assignment shall be shortlisted, assessed and compared, and the best qualified and experienced individual shall be selected.

The attention of interested Individual Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants [under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants] by World Bank Borrowers, dated January 2011 ("Consultant Guidelines"), setting forth the World Bank's policy on conflict of interest.

Further information, including the full Terms of Reference (TOR) for this assignment, can be obtained at address below during office hours between 10.00 to 16.00 hours GMT.

Three copies of the application for EXPRESSION OF INTERESTS comprising Curriculum Vitae (CV) of the Individual Consultants as well as FINANCIAL PROPOSAL (for negotiation purposes only) must be delivered in a written form to address below either in person or electronically by 16.00Hrs GMT on May 30, 2017.

Address (1) for further information/Clarifications/TOR:
The Project Coordinator
Project Coordinating Unit
Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development
Location: Within the Premises of Institute of Local Government Studies (ILGS)
Ogbojo, near Madina New Road Estate — Accra, Ghana.
Tel. +233 (302)504739/40; Mob.: +233 (0)208111602

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For more information about this EOI please contact:

George Asiedu - Project Coordinator









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