ntComissao Da Cedeao 

Ecowas Commission

101, Yakubu Gowon Crescent,

Asokoro District,

P.M.B. 401.

Abuja, Nigeria.

E-Mail: info@ecowas.int

Commission De La Cedeao

Tel:   (234 – 9)314-74 27 -9,  (234 – 9)314-74 27 -9

Fax: (234 – 9)314-76 46,  (234 – 9)314-30 05 

Expressions of Interest

Recruitment of an Individual Consultant for Project Design: Ecowas Geo-Extractives Observatory & Cadastre System

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is a regional grouping with 15 Member States in West Africa (three landlocked and one island) with a population of about 300million and an annual economic growth rate of around 6%. The ECOWAS Commission is one of the eight Regional Economic Communities supporting the African Union to coordinate the implementation of continental and regional integration and development programmes in the West African region.

(2)     As part of the mandated activities towards the realization of the main objective of ECOWAS, the Commission is soliciting the services of a reputable and highly-competent person(s) to assist the Directorate of Mining & Geo-extractives Development draft a comprehensive Technical Feasibility Report/Implementation Strategy for an ECOWAS Geo-extractives Observatory & Cadastre System which aligns with the Community’s vision of – “create a borderless, peaceful, prosperous and cohesive region, built on good governance and where people have the capacity to access and harness its enormous resources through the creation of opportunities for sustainable development and environmental preservation”.

(3)     For this purpose, The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) seeks to engage the Services of an Individual Consultant for Project Design of ECOWAS Geo-extractives Observatory & Cadastre System (1st Benchmark Result-Complete Draft Technical Feasibility Report/Implementation Strategy).

(4)     The general objective of the study is to assist the Community towards its mandate to develop a comprehensive, useful, and internationally acceptable ECOWAS Geo-extractives (Mining & Hydrocarbons Sectors) Observatory & Cadastre System for the realization of the Community’s vision.

(5)     Duties and responsibilities of the Consultant:

Within the above context, the consultant will be required to do the following:

  • Draft a comprehensive Technical Feasibility Report (Conceptual Design and Cost) / Implementation Strategy for a GIS-based ECOWAS Geo-extractives Observatory & Cadastre System as described above and submit it through the Commissioner, Energy & Mines within a specified number of days
  • Assist the Directorate of Mining as the Commission’s Resource Person(s) in the review and statutory validation process of this document (at intervals as required);
  • Assist the Directorate of Mining as a Resource Person in the internal ECOWAS Commission Technical Retreats on this draft document.

(6)     The qualifications of the Consultant(s) should include, among others:

  • Demonstrated academic competence from a related-field(s) within the geo-extractives sector.
  • Demonstrated appreciation of the Community’s developmental policy-orientation for the geo-extractives sector.
  • Demonstrated practical experience in multi-sector policy conceptualization and programme development within an international best practice context.
  • Proven ability to write reports in clear and concise legal and technical context, communicate effectively, present concepts with limited slides, and meet operational deadlines.
  • Proven ability to maintain excellent interpersonal skills and to establish and maintain effective working relationships within a multi-lingual and cultural environment of an international development organization.

(7)     The ECOWAS Commission now invites eligible Consultants (Individual) to indicate their interests in providing these services. The interested Consultants must provide all information supporting their qualification to perform the services (Kindly attach detailed Curriculum Vitae that highlights the following: Curriculum and Certificates; Past Experiences of similar jobs over the past ten (10) years; Computer knowledge; knowledge of the area; language and any other information useful for the accomplishment of this project). Please note that if individual consultants are proposed by firms, only the experience and qualifications of the individuals shall be used in the selection process, their corporate experience shall not be taken into account, and the contract, if given, will be signed with the proposed individuals.

(8)     The selection will be done on the basis of a comparison of curricula vitae and the selected Consultant will be invited to produce Technical and Financial Proposals which will serve as the basis for negotiation for the conclusion of the Contract Agreement. (Selection method: Individual Consultant based on the Consultant’s Qualification). Please note that the selected consultant will be expected to submit all required reports in English or French. Also note that the estimated budget for this assignment must not exceed Forty Five Thousand US Dollars ($45,000.00)

(9)     Interested consultants may obtain further information at the address below during office hours:Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. (GMT+1) to 5.00 p.m. (GMT+1). ECOWAS Commission, Directorate of General

Administration, Procurement Unit, 101,Yakubu Gowon Crescent Asokoro District, P. M. B. 401 Abuja Nigeria,

Email: procurement@ecowas.int

 (10)   Expressions of interest must be delivered in sealed envelopes and clearly marked:“Recruitment of an Individual Consultant for Project Design: Ecowas Geo-Extractives Observatory & Cadastre System, do not open except in presence of the Tender Committee”to the address below by Thursday, 17th March, 2016 at 11.00 a.m (GMT+1).

(11)   The ECOWAS Tender Box is located in the Office of the Commissioner, General Administration & Conference, 5th Floor ECOWAS Commission, 101 Yakubu Gowon Crescent, Asokoro District, P. M. B. 401 Abuja Nigeria.

(12)   This request for EOI can also be viewed on this website: www.ecowas.int .

Commissioner, General Administration & Conference