Saturday, 24 August 2019

Job Opportunity at International Executive Service Corps (IESC), Consultant


Position: Short Term Consultant

Job Summary
The main objective of the assignment is to lead a diagnostic analysis and assessment of the key sectors of the Zanzibar economy with a view to identify the key social economic drivers for growth in Zanzibar.
Minimum Qualification: Unspecified
Experience Level: Senior level
Experience Length: 4 years

Job Description

SHORT TERM CONSULTANT
Request for a Proposal and Quotation
Zanzibar Growth Strategy 2006-2015 Review and Way forward
Local Consultant: National Growth Strategy Development Consultant
Location of Assignment: Zanzibar
Proposed Level of Effort: 30 days (to be completed within a maximum of three months)
Anticipated Start Date: September 2019

Program Background
The International Executive Service Corps (IESC) is a Washington, DC-based economic development, not-for-profit organization that provides technical assistance to public sector institutions and private sector companies around the world. Within the Tanzanian context, IESC is the prime implementer of the Feed the Future Tanzania Enabling Growth through Investment and Enterprise Program (ENGINE), a four years USAID funded program, launched since September 2016. ENGINE aims to streamline and enhance many of the regulatory, informational and financial channels that encourage domestic and foreign investment in the southern mainland agricultural regions of Mbeya, Morogoro and Iringa as well as in Zanzibar (Unguja and Pemba)
ENGINE works at the Local Government Authorities LGAs level, using a broad-based approach to engage with LGAs, private sector associations, business development service providers, financial institutions and small and medium enterprises.

Problem Background
Zanzibar Planning Commission (ZPC) is mandated with coordination and monitoring of implementation of development plans. The Government of Zanzibar launched the Third Zanzibar Strategy for Growth and Reduction of Poverty (ZSGRP III, or MKUZA III in its Kiswahili acronym) in March 2017, which outlines the five main pillars of development for Zanzibar. MKUZA III officially runs from 2016 until the end of 2020, at which point it converges with Zanzibar’s long-term development strategy, named Vision 2020 that was launched in 2000. In this financial year (2019/20), Zanzibar Development Vision 2020 will be thoroughly reviewed, and a successor vision developed that will outline Zanzibar’s development goals for 2050.

Problem Statement
Despite many achievements during the implementation of Zanzibar Strategy for Growth and Reduction of Poverty Phase I-III in economic growth and reduction of poverty, there are persistent challenges that limit the ability to reach some of the objectives and targets for Zanzibar Development vision 2020 to sustain growth and poverty reduction. Likewise, the fact that MKUZA III would end in 2020, will coincide with the end of Zanzibar Development Vision 2020 hence the need for a comprehensive review, assessment and recommendations for the next Development Vision 2050. This 20-year journey necessitates review of the Zanzibar Growth Strategy due to the changing realities, in terms of opportunities and challenges, both domestically and in the global arena. Among the specific results envisioned in this Vision 2020 and its growth strategy, is a facilitated strong private sector, with high level of accountability and transparency in the public sector.


Objectives of the Assignment
The main objective of the assignment is to lead a diagnostic analysis and assessment of the key sectors of the Zanzibar economy with a view to identify the key social economic drivers for growth in Zanzibar. It’s also important to identify and propose strategies that will address the identified constraints and challenges in the key sectors to support the new vision 2020-2050. The analysis will review all relevant past policies for Zanzibar Growth, namely; Zanzibar Growth Strategy 2006-2015, MKUZA I-II, Vision 2020, other sectorial policies and relevant developmental strategies. The incumbent consultant will assess and rank key drivers for Zanzibar social economic growth, most importantly, technological advancement, capital accumulation, and labor.

The specific objectives for this assignment are:
To undertake a situation analysis of various existing growth strategies, policies and plans with their strengths and challenges and suggest recommendations for strengthening;
To come up with necessary inputs/requirements (data, relevant information etc) that will feed into the formulation of new Vision 2020-2050.
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ZPC is looking for the support of a consultancy work in reviewing the Zanzibar’s Growth Strategy (2006 – 2015). The purpose of making an in-depth study of past growth strategies is to have a better grasp of the realities that affect growth and challenges that confront key private/production sectors (“Engines for Growth”). These sectors encompass the following attributes: significant importance to the economy, dynamism and fast growth, presence of or potential for linkages with other sectors

How to Apply
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For more details of this Consultancy please send an email to enginerecruitment@iesc.org with the subject heading “National Growth Strategy Development Consultant” to request for an in-depth Scope of Work. Deadline for submitting proposal is August 30th, 2019.