Request for Proposals – Project Manager – ePhyto implementation
Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation / World Economic Forum
The Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation (the Alliance) is a public-private partnership for trade-led growth, supporting governments in developing and least-developed countries in implementing the World Trade Organization’s Trade Facilitation Agreement. Alliance projects cut through red tape and end costly delays at borders by bringing together governments and businesses of all sizes as equal partners to deliver targeted trade reforms.
The Alliance is led by the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE), the International Chamber of Commerce, and the World Economic Forum, in cooperation with Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ). It is funded by the governments of the United States, Canada, Germany, and Denmark.
As part of its work, the Alliance is collaborating with the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat to help governments in developing and least developed countries make trade simpler, faster, and more cost-effective while strengthening plant health protection and consumer safety. They aim to do this by supporting countries to introduce electronic phytosanitary certificates, or ePhytos.
The consultancy services required relate to the implementation of Alliance electronic Phytosanitary Certificate (ePhyto) projects in Nigeria .
The Consultant will be required to provide project management expertise and know-how to implement the IPPC solution in Nigeria.
2. Description of services
ePhyto projects implementation consists of connecting the National Plant Protection Agency (NPPO) of each country to the IPPC ePhyto Hub. NPPOs can connect to the Hub, either by:
- Using their own developed National IT System (National System)
- Using the Generic National System (GeNS) solution provided by IPPC
The Consultant will support the Project Team made up of representatives from the Forum, ICC and GIZ in ensuring the effective implementation of the ePhyto project in Nigeria. This may include:
- Providing specific implementation guidance and technical support, as requested by the Project Team
- Assessing specific difficulties that may arise during project implementation and proposing workable solutions, as requested by the Project Team
- Providing overall support to the Project Team as required to ensure the success of the project
In particular, the tasks expected to be performed are:
- Support the Project Team in liaising with all public and private sector project stakeholders
- Support the activities of the Project Steering Committee and the ePhyto country team group meeting with technical inputs as requested by the Project Team
- Supervising the activities of the ePhyto IT expert in coordination with the Project Team
- Provide technical assistance to the stakeholders and share international best practices on the ePhyto GeNS solution
- Support the organization of study trips to countries that have successfully implemented the ePhyto GeNS solution
3. Required profile
- Minimum 3 years detailed experience in the IPPC ePhyto Hub and GeNS Solution
- Experience in supporting the implementation of the ePhyto solution in at least 3 countries
- Experience in working within an international Phytosanitary Certification environment
- Experience in implementing projects with public-private partnership
- Strong written and oral communication skills in English and French
- Strong stakeholder engagement skills
- Ability to travel internationally as needed (health and government regulations permitting)
Initial contract of up to 40 days over 10 months, subject to extension
Period of assignment: From 01/07/2023 until 30/04/2024.
5. Contract and selection process
Directly contracted by World Economic Forum. To apply for this opportunity, please send your CV in English and financial proposal (daily rate in US dollars) in PDF format to: Marie Pellet (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the subject line “ePhyto Implementation in Nigeria – Project Manager – YOURNAME).
All applications must be received no later than 11.59 CET on 23 June 2023.