eC2: Trade Facilitation West Africa Communications and Awareness

Deadline: 11-Nov-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) trade-lpi-2018-warehouse-shutterstock

Develop an informed, regionally effective communications strategy and tactical plan (in writing) by: Researching and mapping which tactics are the most suitable for the market/region/audience. Organizing and facilitating meetings and/or workshops between TFWA Program communications focal points and representatives of various institutions with an interest in the regions trade facilitation agenda to inform its approach. Ensuring the strategy and plan incorporate priorities of the various TFWA Program stakeholders while also ensuring consistency with TFWA Program objectives, targets, and communications guidelines and graphic standards. Seek approval for the above strategy and plan and rework the approach as needed.
Execute the approved tactics to Bank-level standards.
Provide ECOWAS/UEMOA with the tools required to take over and implement the communications plan in the long term.
Produce progress reports at agreed intervals (per each task order).

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eC2: Acceleration Services for AG Tech Project in Vietnam

Deadline: 29-Oct-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)scaling-up-innovations-in-agriculture-lessons-from-africa-780x439

As part of its efforts to build its leadership in providing access to ag tech solutions to smallholder farmers that help improve their overall agricultural production practices and sustainability, IFCs Ag Tech Vietnam project aims to: 1) develop and apply ag tech innovations in up to 3 crops in Vietnam to inform precise farming response resulting in reduced input use and costs; and 2) roll out a commercially viable model for smallholder farmers usage of Ag Tech services and achieve scale.

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eC2: Chemical status assessment methodology reflecting the impacts of the climate changes on the status of surface water including analysis of chemical pressure, impacts, risks and status

Deadline: 31-Oct-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

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The assignment envisages five main activities as follows: Activity 1. Pressure and impact analysis taking into account new priority pollutants included in Directive 2013/39/EC and new industrial activities. Activity 2. Chemical Status assessment methodology Activity 3: Training of experts from River Basin Directorates (RBDs) on the application of developed methodology for chemical status assessment. Activity 4. Assessment of chemical status of water bodies in the country based on defined background concentrations, refined methodologies for chemical status assessment and available results. Activity 5. Proposal for new monitoring programs including new monitoring points and pollutants for measurement. Critical evaluation of concentration of pollutants that has never been introduced in the country and never measured above EQS and proposal for their elimination from monitoring programs.

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eC2: Consultancy Services for Water Supply and Sanitation (WSS) Policy, Institutions, and Regulation Assessments

Deadline: 30-Oct-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) water

The scope of the consultancy services shall include but not be limited to the following:
i. Analyze the role of PIR in achieving better water and sanitation outcomes e.g. in terms of access, quality of services, resilience, inclusion, efficiency and sustainability to name just a few. The challenges and opportunities for doing so will be highly country-specific and the objective of this work is to anchor the diagnostic and reform proposals in those local contexts. The diagnostic should also develop evidence on how PIR is supporting or undermining progress in desired WSS outcomes. ii. Prepare an action plan for addressing the challenges identified in the diagnostic. Propose a menu of activities for each country that directly address the PIR weaknesses and leverages reform opportunities.  iii. Develop key messages and communication products based on the country assessments: Draw out key messages, lessons, and insights that could be relevant for a global PIR agenda. Develop presentations, blogs and briefs and other communication materials to disseminate findings and advocate for more attention on PIR at national and international fora.

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eC2: Consultancy Services for Water Supply and Sanitation (WSS) Policy, Institutions, and Regulation Assessments

Deadline: 30-Oct-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

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The scope of the consultancy services shall include but not be limited to the following:
i. Analyze the role of PIR in achieving better water and sanitation outcomes e.g. in terms of access, quality of services, resilience, inclusion, efficiency and sustainability to name just a few. The challenges and opportunities for doing so will be highly country-specific and the objective of this work is to anchor the diagnostic and reform proposals in those local contexts. The diagnostic should also develop evidence on how PIR is supporting or undermining progress in desired WSS outcomes. ii. Prepare an action plan for addressing the challenges identified in the diagnostic. Propose a menu of activities for each country that directly address the PIR weaknesses and leverages reform opportunities. iii. Develop key messages and communication products based on the country assessments: Draw out key messages, lessons, and insights that could be relevant for a global PIR agenda. Develop presentations, blogs and briefs and other communication materials to disseminate findings and advocate for more attention on PIR at national and international fora.

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eC2: Flood and Coastal Risk Assessment and Priority Investment Planning for Greater Banjul

Deadline: 30-Oct-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

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Specific objectives of this assignment will be to:
(1) Undertake data collection, building on existing baseline data and information, to describe the physical and build environment of Greater Banjul;
(2) Analyze and assess the flood and coastal risks for the Greater Banjul area and identify areas most at risk (hotspots); and
(3) Undertake a participatory investment planning process to identify priority areas of intervention that support urban resilience

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eC2: Kosovo Solar Technical, Environmental and Social Consultant

Deadline: 28-Oct-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)solar-wind (CC0) Pixabay-Kenueone

IFC has been retained as lead transaction advisor by the Government of Kosovo to procure the development, construction and operation and maintenance of 50 MW of utility-scale solar PV power on a PPP basis (the Project). As such, IFC is procuring a technical, environmental and social consulting firm (or consortium) to advise on the Project. The assignment will be split in to several phases and is expected to include: initial assessment of the potential site; review of grid code and development of the PPA technical limits schedule; detailed site studies, including ground investigations, grid integration studies and E&S scoping; and support to the tender process (e.g. tailoring of technical specs, prequalification evaluation, bid evaluation). The Project may also include an element of battery storage. Engineering firms should consider partnering with E&S firms to strengthen their E&S offering. Use of local partners for ground investigations and local E&S expertise is also recommended.

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eC2: Development of Combined Energy Efficiency and Productivity Assessment Tool for Garment Factories

Deadline: 24-Oct-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)Readymade-Garments-Industry-of-Bangladesh

The objective of this assignment is to develop a Combined Energy Efficiency and Productivity Assessment Tool for garment factories in emerging markets to help companies identify where they are positioned on all key dimensions of overall productivity, as compared vis- vis-à-vis best in class and define progression milestones from the starting position to best in class.

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eC2: IMPROVING FOOD SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS AT RICE MILLS MANUFACTURING, AGRIBUSINESS AND SERVICES (MAS) ADVISORY

Deadline: 21-Oct-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) west africa food security

Interested consulting firms (or consortium of firms) are expected to have:
Deeply understanding HACCP, GMP, GHPand international food safety management standards such as ISO22000, BRC, other relevant standards and relevant government regulations. Team Leader should have experience working in international food safety management standards (particularly for BRC Global Standards), food science, food technology/engineering, and food industry. At least one of team member is BRCs certified trainer and other one has excellent spoken and written proficiency in both English and Khmer languages.  Proven experience on conducting food safety gap assessments/audits
Previous working experience with the World Bank Group is a benefit.

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eC2: Agricultural Technologies and Supply Chain Innovations (AgTech) Project- Case 3: Precision Agriculture (Digitizing Livestock Farm in Ethiopia)

Deadline: 22-Oct-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) download

IFC intends to contract a Consulting Firm (the Consultant) who will design decision support systems for maximizing productivity and resource optimization, and set up dashboards that allow users to make intelligent decisions guided by the advanced technologies. The proposed technology solution should gather specific data (including, possibly, satellite data) on various factors that influence fodder production and livestock rearing: information on input application, farm management, meteorology, soil moisture, disease detection/prediction, crop monitoring and yield forecast/estimation. For livestock, the technology should include features (such as electronic IDs and machine vision) that monitor animals unique characteristics like age, growth, health, reproduction and pedigree.

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