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  • August 10, 2024

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REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (REOI)- INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANT

FOR

CONSULTANCY SERVICE TO DEVELOP THE LAND SECTOR REFORM STRATEGY (LAND SECTOR STRATEGIC INVESTMENT PLAN) FOR SOUTH SUDAN 2024 – 2034


BACKGROUND:

The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) is a Regional Economic Community (REC) of the African Union (AU) comprising eight Member States, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Karamoja, South Sudan, Sudan, and Uganda. IGAD’s mission is to assist and complement the efforts of the member countries through increased cooperation to achieve food security and environmental protection; promotion and maintenance of peace and security and humanitarian affairs; and economic cooperation and integration. IGAD, as a regional economic body, is mandated to serve its Member States using its convening capacity to facilitate dialogue, providing technical support for policy development and implementation, and building capacity through experience sharing and knowledge exchange and cross-pollination.  IGAD’s engagement in the land sector is derived from the AU Declaration on Land Issues and Challenges which gives mandate to RECs to provide technical guidance to the member countries, monitor land sectors’ progress, and promote regional land policy harmonization and women’s land rights. The same Declaration gives mandate to Member States to promote land sector interventions that tackle underlying causes of tenure insecurity including protecting all tenure rights, increasing transparency in land administration, and promoting equal access to land for all land users. Responding to these continental mandates, IGAD launched the Land Governance Programme in 2015 to support IGAD and its Member States to address the various land policy and governance issues faced by Member States in the region.

With financial support of the Swedish embassy in Addis Ababa, IGAD seeks to improve the performance of the land administration function in the IGAD region by supporting the development of a Land Sector Strategic Investment Plan for South Sudan. The focus of this consultancy assignment will provide options to land sector reforms for consideration in the design of the South Sudan Land Sector Strategic Investment Plan.

OBJECTIVE OF THE CONSULTANCY:

  1. To assess the current state of the land sector and to use the findings and recommendations as the basis for designing the South Sudan Land Sector Strategic Investment Plan for the next 10 years.
  2. To develop the National Land Sector Strategic Investment Plan (LSSIP) for South Sudan ensuring mainstreaming of gender issues in land reforms.

SCOPE OF THE ASSIGNMENT

IGAD, in support of the Government of South Sudan intends to hire the services of a consultant to undertake the following tasks:

  • Assess the current sector-wide policy initiatives, policy reforms and the National Vision 2040, taking into consideration the global, regional, and continental frameworks on land governance, and
  • To propose options for the design of South Sudan’s land sector reform agenda to be embedded in a costed ten-year Land Sector Strategic Investment Plan.
  • To Develop the draft Land Sector Strategic Investment Plan for South Sudan

Specific Tasks

The Objective of the assignment will be to assess the current sector-wide policy initiatives, policy reforms and the National Vision 2040, taking into consideration the global, regional, and continental frameworks on land governance and draft the Land Sector Strategic Investment Plan for South Sudan for national validation.

EVALUATION AND DESIGN METHODOLOGY

The assignment for the design of the Land Sector Strategic Investment Plan 2024 – 2034 will be conducted by an individual experienced Consultant who has previously worked on similar land sector strategic plans and programs  in the IGAD Region and with experience in South Sudan and with complementary skills and experiences in land administration, land and macroeconomics, gender and land and project and program analysis and evaluation. The accumulated global and knowledge of South Sudan and experience possessed by the Consultant will ensure completion of the assignment quickly and at low cost based largely on secondary data and focus group discussions and interviews.

DELIVERABLES

The Consultancy is expected to produce the following assessment and design deliverables in the timelines suggested below:

  • Inception Report
  • An Inception Report by the first week of signing the contract, with preliminary findings, feasibility study report, suggestions for modifications of the Terms of Reference and a detailed work plan.
  • Assessment Outputs
  • A Draft Land Sector Strategic Investment Plan
  • A validation workshop or meeting in South Sudan where the findings can be discussed.
  • A Final Land Sector Strategic Investment Plan that is assertive and convincing of no more than 60 pages (details may be presented in annexes)

QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

This assignment calls for multi-disciplinary skills and experiences internationally, especially Sub-Saharan Africa including South Sudan’s land reforms and programs to ensure that the work on the Land Sector Assessment and the design of the Land Sector Strategic Investment Plan 2024 -2034 is adequately delivered. The Consultant shall preferably possess competence and experience in the following areas:

  • Land Policy and Land Management
  • Land Sector Institutional Reform
  • Land Administration
  • Gender analysis and mainstreaming
  • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Economic Analysis and Costing of Land Sector Programs

Academic Qualifications and Experience:

  • A Master’s Degree with  more than 10 years or a PhD Degree with more than 7 years demonstrated experience in Land policy, economics or surveying and land management, and with extensive experience of program management, strategic change management and evaluation of land sector reform projects.
  • More than 10 years demonstrated experience in Land Policy and Administration reforms, strategic planning, and related developments.
  • Have knowledge and experience in preparing, evaluating, costing, and analyzing Land Sector projects and programs.
  • Have knowledge and experience in mainstreaming gender in land sector projects and programs.
  • Have substantial international experience in working with development partners and Government institutions on land related issues; work with civil society institutions is preferable.
  • Work experience in Sub-Saharan Africa or IGAD Region land administration systems and especially land sector policies and programs is desirable.

Additional Knowledge and Skills Required.

  • This assignment is executed in English. An excellent command of English is mandatory.
  • Solid understanding of international best practices, global and regional land administration and Land management challenges including the ongoing development initiatives and, Land Policy development including the ongoing implementation of the African Land Policy Framework, land administration modernization initiatives and land information systems integration.
  • An understanding of the complexities of assessing outcomes and impacts with regards to land sector research and knowledge transfer, policy engagement and interventions aimed at informing not only the practice, but the assumptions and conceptual frameworks of Land Sector Strategic Plans– and experience or ideas about innovative ways of evaluating impacts in this field.
  • Strong communication and facilitation skills especially in development processes

Experience

  • A track record in designing, articulating, and implementing Land Sector Reform strategies in a developing country context.
  • Experience in regional land tenure, land governance, legal and administrative reforms will be an advantage.
  • Proven experience of analysis and planning of comparable public sector investment programs in land services
  • Experience working in South Sudan on Land Sector Reforms and familiarity with the South Sudan public policy framework and macro-economic conditions will be an added advantage.

TENURE OF THE ASSIGNMENT

The Consultancy is for a total of 30 days spread over 4 months.

HOW TO APPLY

Interested Individual Consultants must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services by sending via email:

  • Cover letter with the applicant’s current contact information including how the candidate’s previous experience matches the consultancy objectives as well as their interest for the position (no longer two pages);
  • Comprehensive CV of consultant and professional references or letter of recommendation.

Eligibility criteria, establishment of the short-list and the selection procedure shall be in accordance IGAD procurement regulations.

Interested individual Consultants may obtain further information at the address below during office hours from Sunday to Thursday 7:30am to 2:30pm local time, or by email to procurement@igad.int  with copies to  joselyn.bigirwa@igad.int & Ismail.omar@igad.int

The consultants should submit their Expression of Interest (EOI) to: procurement@igad.int with Copies to joselyn.bigirwa@igad.int & Ismail.omar@igad.int

 not later than 10th August 2024 at 23:59 Hrs. EAT (GMT+3).  Please refer to the attached TOR for more information.

Please note that at this stage no PROPOSALS whether TECHNICAL or FINANCIAL are requested.

Procurement Unit

Administration and Finance

IGAD Secretariat

Avenue Georges Clemenceau

E-mail: procurement@igad.int

P.O. Box 2653,

Djibouti, Republic of Djibouti

Download attached ToR document in PDF below.
ToR (REOI)-Consultancy for Designing SSD Land Sector Strategic Investment Plan – SSD (1)

To apply for this job email your details to procurement@igad.int

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