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eC2: Supply Chain Management Consultant

Deadline:  28-Feb-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) supplychain

IFC is seeking to contract a firm which has expertise in improving the productivity of raisin production by farmers and in developing raisin supply chain. The consultant will be working with an IFC client company and grapes farmers to improve the productivity and efficiency of clients raisin supply chain and to set in place a strong supply chain management and development capacity in order to ensure the long-term and reliable availability of raisins from farmers at competitive prices, in sufficient quantities and with the high quality required by the client.  The overall objective of the assignment is to improve the productivity and efficiency of the farmers producing and supplying grapes to the Client. The Consultant will also support IFC on collecting the data required for monitoring and evaluating the Projects impact on farmers and their livelihoods.

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eC2: Technical Adviser on Electric Mobility

Deadline: 25-Feb-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) untitled

The candidate will serve as technical adviser for the future e-mobility center of expertise to: (1) provide analytical and technical support to the operations teams and clients, develop and implement e-mobility projects;(2) support the development of knowledge products; (3) prepare briefing notes and dissemination material; (4) provide input for the conceptualization and development of the e-mobility center of expertise; and (5) support efforts to expand in-house knowledge.

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eC2: Technical Advisor – wastewater treatment and reuse

Deadline: 24-Feb-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)Waste water plant

The Advisory Services in Public Private Partnerships (PPP) unit of the International Finance Corporation (IFC), is in discussions with the Government of Botswana (GoB) to engage as the lead transaction advisor to structure and implement a project to upgrade the existing Glen Valley Wastewater Treatment facility in Gaborone to enable water reuse, under a PPP model. In anticipation of its engagement, IFC is soliciting expressions of interest from Engineering Consulting Firms with specialized experience in secondary and tertiary wastewater treatment plant design and – in particular – wastewater reuse.

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eC2: Kenya Health Security Financing Assessment

Deadline: 25-Feb-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) medical-appointment-doctor-healthcare-clinic-health-hospital-medicine[7]

This assignment is for a firm to conduct a health security financing assessment in Kenya. The purpose of the assessment is to support the national government develop financing strategies for prioritized national preparedness plans to strengthen financing systems that accelerate and sustain progress towards effective health security. The application of the tool promotes national policy dialogue around health security financing in both human and animal health and other relevant sectors and informs the development or refinement of health security financing strategies and instruments to improve International Health Regulations capacities.

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eC2: Lighting Africa/Global: Quality Assurance Manager under ACE Program

Deadline: 23-Feb-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) Solar-street-lights-in-Guinea1

Lighting Africa/Global program is a joint IFC/World Bank initiative that seeks to build sustainable markets for affordable, high quality, modern solar lighting and energy products for people not connected to grid electricity.  There are, however, impediments in many markets in Sub-Saharan Africa that must be addressed to enable growth of the sector in the region. One key barrier is the lack of quality standards that has resulted in markets being flooded by low quality products thus undermining consumer confidence.  In response to these market failures, working with UK’s Department for International Development (DFID), the program has developed the Africa Clean Energy (ACE) program which has the objective of addressing a host of market barriers that have served to make these markets unattractive to potential manufacturers and distributors.  Lighting Global is therefore looking for a firm to implement the quality assurance component and activities under the ACE program.

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WDR 2020: Sneak preview

The next World Development Report (WDR) on Global Value Chains: Trading for untitledDevelopment is well under way. Check out our website for a sneak preview.

Since the Bank’s last report more than thirty years ago on Industrialization and Foreign Trade, the world has been transformed, mostly in positive terms from a development perspective. Several low and middle income countries can now participate globally thanks to global value chains (GVCs).

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eC2: Baseline and En-Line Surveys for Jobseekers

Deadline: 28-Mar-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) Survey

The primary purpose of the consultancy will be to implement baseline and end-line surveys of jobseekers who register to participate with ISKUR. This baseline will be important for a study of the impact of the employment support program and its component parts on employment and other outcomes of program participants and their families. The survey will be conducted with jobseekers in their homes, with the aim of collecting information on socioeconomic status and work, migration and education histories from the jobseeker, and basic demographic, employment and education information on other co-residing household members and important family members (e.g., educational attainment of parents and numbers, gender age and location of children).

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Blockchain: How the Fourth Industrial Revolution can help accelerate progress towards development

Blockchain has been called a pillar of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, comparing it to1 es4_Z6OdX80rv4UdXbcVRw technologies such as the steam engine and the internet that triggered previous industrial revolutions. It has the power to disrupt existing economic and business models and may prove particularly valuable in emerging market economies. According to experts, blockchain also holds great promise as a method of fighting corruption, especially in Latin America and the Caribbean, where more smartphone penetration can facilitate the adoption of new technology.

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Measuring the statistical capacity of nations

Improving the capacity of national statistical systems (NSSs) has long been a part of the chart_0global development agenda. The NSSs play an important role in modern economies. They provide stakeholders, ranging from policy makers to stock market analysts and the general public, with the data on the country’s socioeconomic developments. At the international level, monitoring global initiatives such as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) requires high-quality data that are produced consistently across different national statistical systems.

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eC2:Preparation of Feasibility Level Design and Cost Estimate of the Access Road for the Naoro-Brown Hydropower Project

Deadline: 16-Feb-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) HYDRO

The objective of this assignment is to prepare a feasibility level design for the proposed (approximately) 60km section of the Naoro-Brown Hydropower Access Road with a Class 4 Bill of Quantities (BoQ) cost estimate.

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