The Regional Indicative Strategic Development Plan (RISDP) recognises the diversification of regional economies through industrial development and value addition as one of the prerequisites of deeper integration and poverty eradication in the SADC region. The revised RISDP (2015-2020) cites Industrial Development and Market Integration as a ‘Priority A’ initiative with the overall goal of facilitating competitive and diversified industrial development, trade and financial liberalization and integration, macroeconomic stability and convergence, as well as increased investment for deeper regional integration and poverty eradication. In order to attain this objective, the focus will be on enhancing industrial development, regional value chains (industrial cooperation) and value addition, among others. The strategies to facilitate regional value chains and value addition include operationalisation of the Industrial Policy Framework and development of the Protocol on Industry.
The purpose of this exercise is to define the legal framework for co-operation on industrial development within and amongst the Member States of SADC. Such a framework should be aligned to the revised RISDP and cognizant of other existing SADC Protocols that are relevant. Further, it should be sufficiently robust to support the SISR and Action Plan, as well as current and future developments in industrialisation. The content must cover, in context, the existing industrial developments in the region and be guided by the continental and international levels of industrial development to which the region must aspire. It will therefore be important to take account of relevant developments of such initiatives as the AIDA (Accelerating Industrialisation in Africa), the Continental Free Trade Area, the G20 initiative on supporting industrialisation in Africa and LDCs, and the SDGs.
The objective of the assignment is to draft a Protocol on Industry.
SCOPE OF WORK and METHODOLOGY
3. Scope: This assignment consists of reviewing relevant SADC policy and legal instruments as well as the current and future state of industrialisation in order to inform the development of a Protocol on Industry to be adopted and ratified for implementation by SADC Member States
4. Methodology: The assignment will be carried out primarily through a desktop study. This will be complimented by visits SADC Member States to obtain critical elements to be considered for incorporation in the Protocol as well to obtain clarification on pertinent issue
5. In particular, the consultant will be required to:Review relevant SADC policy frameworks and strategies (including Revised RISDP, SISR, Protocols on Mining, Trade, Finance and Investment, Science,
- Review relevant SADC policy frameworks and strategies (including Revised RISDP, SISR, Protocols on Mining, Trade, Finance and Investment, Science, Technology and Innovation, etc) to determine high level goals and areas of industrialisation where Member States have agreed to co-operate.
- Assess the international and regional environment for industrial development to ensure that the Protocol is sufficiently robust to address relevant issuesTravel to some Member States and contact others by Skype and/or telephone calls to interact with key stakeholders in Member States, including officials responsible for industrial development, relevant business support organisations, representatives of business and academia to determine specific areas of interest.
- Travel to some Member States and contact others by Skype and/or telephone calls to interact with key stakeholders in Member States, including officials responsible for industrial development, relevant business support organisations, representatives of business and academia to determine specific areas of interest.
- Develop a draft Protocol aligned to key SADC policy and legal frameworks. The Protocol should be sufficiently robust to encompass the SISR and Action Plan, current and future developments at national, regional, continental and international level.
- Prepare a Findings Report of underlying considerations and Explanatory Notes to the draft Protocol.
- Present the Draft Report, Protocol and Explanatory Notes to the SADC Secretariat and GIZ for input and discussion.
- Present the draft Protocol to Member States and supporting the Secretariat in building consensus.
6. DELIVERABLES AND MILESTONE
Expected deliverables are as follows:
- A Findings Report, 6 weeks from the Inception of the assignment incorporating:
- Policy and legal document review
- Key issues in the national, regional, continental and international industrial development environment including outcomes and indications from Member States visited
- A draft outline of the Protocol
- Draft Protocol and Explanatory notes submitted and presented to the Industrial Development and Trade (IDT) Directorate and GIZ 3 weeks from submission of the Findings report.
- Presentation of the draft Protocol to a workshop comprising Member States and relevant stakeholders 3 weeks from presentation to the Secretariat. The stakeholder workshop will be financed separately from this consultancy.
- Submission of the draft final report, Protocol and Explanatory Notes to SADC Secretariat 2 weeks from the workshop.
7. CONTRACT DURATION
The contract will run from 1 December 2017 to 30 March 2018. The contract cannot be extended beyond this date
8. QUALIFICATIONS AND COMPETENCIES
The assignment requires the services of a team of at least 2 experts comprising a Team Leader and a technical expert with the following minimum requirements:
8.1 Qualification for the team leader:
- The minimum of a Master’s degree in Law with specialisation in legal draftingDemonstrable experience in drafting regional
- Demonstrable experience in drafting regional trade related protocols, other legal instruments for industrialisation and/or trade
- Experience in managing multi-stakeholder dialogue processes
- Working understanding of industrialisation and trade
- Knowledge of development and regional integration within SADC an added advantage
- Fluency in written and spoken English. Knowledge of French and Portuguese would be an advantage.
8.2 Qualification for the technical expert:
- A degree in economics, industrial development or related field. A Master’s degree will be an advantage
- At least 10 years’ experience in advising or researching industrial policy in an international/regional economic integration settings
- Demonstrated experience in development or implementation of regional sectoral policies in industrial development or trade.
- Knowledge of the industrialisation initiatives and integration arrangements in the SADC region.
- Fluency in written and spoken English; knowledge of French and Portuguese would be an advantage.
SADC - GIZ PROJECT COORDINATION TEAM
The team of consultants is expected to work in very close cooperation with the Project Coordination Team consisting of GIZ and SADC staff, to provide regular updates and respond promptly to the requirements of SADC Secretariat as well as stick to the timelines provided. It is expected that the team is available full-time for this project and is able to accommodate short-notice changed to either timelines or travel needs.
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