Current Hiring Practices and Trends in the Development Sector
- BY David Mackenzie
INVITATION TO TENDER
Created in 2012, Financial Sector Deepening Africa (FSD Africa) is a £30 million, DFID-funded financial sector development programme or 'FSD' based in Nairobi. It aims to reduce poverty across sub-Saharan Africa by building financial markets that are efficient, robust and inclusive. It uses funding, research and technical expertise to identify market failures and strengthen the capacity of its partners to improve access to financial services and drive economic growth. Besides FSD Africa, there are currently eight FSDs operating in Africa (in Nigeria, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Southern Africa (FinMark Trust), Zambia, Mozambique and Uganda).
FSD Africa wishes to invite bids from interested Consultants/firms for the following assignments:
Progress review of the SIMBA (Skills and Innovation for Micro-Banking in Africa) programme
A retrospective baseline study and period-to-date evaluation of FSD Africa's phase 1 programme -christened 'SIMBA', to provide recommendations that inform the next phase of programming expected to commence in March 2017. This exercise is expected to run for 75 working days and should help inform FSD Africa and DFID (FSD Africa's donor) of the progress made since the programme's inception in 2012.
Mid-term review of the Women's World Banking project
A review of FSD Africa's on-going project with Women's World Banking (WWB) to report on the progress made in the project so far and whether there is need to make any fundamental changes to the project or its relationship with WWB who are the implementing partners. This exercise is expected to run for 20 days.
Detailed tender documents along with scope of work and other pre-requisites can be obtained from our website www.fsdafrica.org (quick links — calls). Bids must be received by FSD Africa no later than 1200 (EAT) Friday 30th September 2016.