The wide scope of IGAD’s mandate and highly complex nature of the development challenges and contexts in the IGAD region, as well as the multiplicity of actors and stakeholders that impact on or are impacted by events in the region makes the need for partnerships absolutely necessary and expedient for coherence, synergy and effectiveness of mutually reinforcing actions.
The IGAD Partnerships Strategy will therefore guide the nurturing, scaling and maintenance of partnership intervention models that buttress stakeholder collaboration, cooperation and support in specified areas of mandate. The strategy will also strengthen IGAD’s positioning as a preferred, strategic and dependable partner for development interventions within the organisation’s mandated areas in the region; and as a leading initiator, convener and catalyst for multi-stakeholder partnerships that drive the socio-economic, political and social transformation of the region.
On the other hand the execution of IGAD’s Development Strategy 2021-2025 requires raising the requisite resources for achievement of set objectives and results. Member States, donors and development partners are the typical funders of IGAD programmes. The existing RMS was for the period 2016 – 2020 and has therefore elapsed.
IGAD faces a complex funding environment, characterised by shifting donor, development partners’ and Member States’ fiscal priorities following the global COVID-19 pandemic that has had severe impacts on economies over the past nearly two years. The pandemic struck at a time when national, regional and international actors were still reeling with effects of a global economic meltdown and related financial crisis, shrinking official development assistance (ODA) and public deficits in some countries
Additionally, many IGAD Member States suffered a triple disaster challenge in the form of drought, floods and desert locust invasion in the past 18 months, the combined effect of which was shocks in the countries’ output, income and growth. UNECA (2020) projected 50% decline is some regional countries’ GDP growth as a consequence of recent shocks and disasters including the COVID-19 induced lockdown of economies, disruption of value and supply chains and heightened social spending to address immediate survival needs of the population.
Effective implementation of the IGAD Strategy 2021 – 2025 therefore requires a robust, adaptable, forward-looking and results based resource mobilization strategy, which takes into account the current shifts and trends in regional development financing terrain from both Member States and donors (bi-lateral and multi-lateral), as well as other actors including private sector entities, charities and foundations. The RMS should examine and explore emerging development aid frameworks, innovative financing mechanisms, potential funders and new actors in or with interests in the region and outline a systematic and strategic approach to leveraging existing and prospective financing arrangements as well as recommend how to diversify the resource base for IGAD activities.
Against this backdrop, and through financing from JFA IGAD Secretariat seeks a firm to develop a resource mobilization strategy and action plan that aligns with the IGAD Strategy 2021 – 2025 priorities, targets, budget and expected results.
The Main Objectives of the Assignment:
The main objectives of the assignment are:
1) To produce IGAD’s Resource Mobilization Strategy for implementation of key institutional reforms and regional development priorities for 2021-2025 period.
2) To develop a strategy that guides identification, development, maintenance, tracking and review of IGAD partners and partnership arrangements with donors, development partners, private sector, NGOs/civil society, foundations and charities among others.
The following deliverables are expected from the consulting firm:
1) A comprehensive resource mobilisation strategy that includes a background to IGAD, its key challenges, institutional framework, needs and priorities (both institutional and sectoral development) for the medium term. It should also include an analysis of past fundraising trends, results and lessons; analysis of forward looking opportunities and strategies; detailed workflow processes and mechanisms for contribution management; and a time-bound action plan (with key responsible focal points) to actively engage in resource mobilisation activities to fund identified IGAD priority interventions.
2) A comprehensive partnership strategy that includes a background to IGAD, its key development challenges, institutional framework, needs and priorities (both institutional and sectoral development), an analysis of past and present partnership landscape; good practices and lessons learned from similar organisations; analysis of emerging and future partnership opportunities; and a time-bound action plan (with critical partnership engagement activities).
DURATION OF ASSIGNMENT:
The assignment will be for (30) thirty-working days.
THE REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
- A) Required Qualifications of the lead Consultant for the Development of IGAD’s Resource Mobilization Strategy:
- Advanced Degree (Masters or above) in a relevant field such as Business Administration, Economics, Development Studies, International Relations and Public Administration, or any closely related field with proven track record in resource mobilization, developing strategy documents, project design and business development.
- At least 10 years of experience working in the development sector, preferably in programme design and management, programme evaluation and resource mobilization for a regional or international organisation akin to IGAD.
- Experience working with different donors and developing partners especially in East and Horn of Africa region or similar contexts.
- A good understanding of the East and Horn of Africa Region, including the geopolitical context and donor landscape.
- Sound knowledge of key IGAD sector priorities and overarching legal and policy frameworks at regional, continental and global levels.
- Demonstrated ability to research and conduct in-depth analysis, producing clear reports with strategic recommendations.
- Good communication and interpersonal skills, ability to foster networks and partnerships.
- Ability to complete complex assignments in a timely manner and deliver high quality results. .
- B) Required Qualifications of the lead Consultant for The Development of IGAD Partnership Strategy:
- The lead consultant shall possess a minimum of Master’s degree in relevant fields such as international relations and/or Organizational Development/Business Administration, or any closely related field with proven record in partnership building or management, developing strategy documents, and business development.
- At least ten years working experience in a similar regional or international organizations in the field of partnership building and/or management.
- Strong communication, analytical and writing skills.
- Experiences of working with civil society and donors, development partners and governmental or intergovernmental organizations in the region or in similar contexts will be a value-added advantage.
- A good understanding of the East and Horn of Africa Region, including the geopolitical context and donor landscape
- Sound knowledge of key IGAD sector priorities and overarching legal and policy frameworks at regional, continental and global levels
- Demonstrated ability to research and conduct in-depth analysis, producing clear reports with strategic recommendations
- Ability to complete complex assignments in a timely manner and deliver high quality results.
Language Requirements: Reporting language will be English. Knowledge of French is an added advantage.
IGAD Secretariat now invites eligible Consulting firms with the requisite experience to indicate their interest in providing the services. Interested firms must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services, and submit CVs of the two lead consultants. For further information’s see attached the Terms of Reference (TOR).
- NO TECHINCAL OR FINANCIL PROPOSALS REQUIRED IN THIS STAGE
HOW TO APPLY
The consultants should submit their Expression of Interest (EOI) to: email@example.com with Copies to firstname.lastname@example.org, not later than Thursday 30th November 2021 at 23:59 Hrs. EAT (GMT+3). Please note that only shortlisted firms will be contacted.
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