FWC SIEA Lot 2 – 69000 General Announcement – Infrastructure, Sustainable growth and Jobs

Worldwide
Apply by 31 March 2020
Senior-level , Short-term contract assignment
Posted on 6 August 2018

Job Description

Transtec provides short-term expertise for the European Union under the SIEA framework contracts, FWC Service for the implementation of External Aid (FWC SIEA 2018) - EuropeAid/138778/DH/SER/Multi.

Under this particular advert we invite experts interested in Lot 2 opportunities (Lot 2 – Infrastructure, sustainable growth and jobs) and in possession of both the required technical expertise and priority sectors here listed to register or update their profile in our database of consultants.

List of sectors - Technical description

1. Transport and Infrastructures

  • Roads and engineering structures
  • Railways
  • Harbours and Inland water infrastructures
  • Airports and Air Traffic
  • Inter-modal infrastructures
  • Transport safety
  • Buildings (for education, healthcare, administrative and industrial use)
  • Water supply and sanitation networks
  • Solid waste disposal and treatment installations
  • Engineering and construction conflicts/disputes resolution

2. Digital technologies and services

  • Broadband connectivity and digital infrastructure
  • Digital literacy and digital skill
  • Cybersecurity and privacy
  • Digital entrepreneurship
  • Digital technologies and services as enablers
  • Navigation Systems, Systems of localisation and surveillance (terrestrial and maritime)
  • Digital Agenda – external projection of EU policy
  • Data Protection – external projection of EU policy
3. Earth Observation
  • Satellite data collection, analysis and utilisation
  • Meteorological data collection, analysis and utilisation
  • Space policy
4. Urban Development and Cities
  • Smart cities
  • Social housing and slum upgrading
  • Urban mobility
  • Urban infrastructure and services
  • Climate-resilient and sustainable urban environments
5. Sustainable Energy
  • Renewable Energies (Solar Thermal, PV, CSP, Hydro, Wind, Biomass, Biofuels, Geothermal, Wave and Marine)
  • Modern Power grids - national/regional/cross-borders, Mini-grids, Smart Grids, renewable integration, storage
  • Energy Services market development
  • Institutional Frameworks for Energy management and renewable energy integration
  • Energy Sector Studies/Statistics/Indicators
  • Rural Electrification
  • Energy efficiency
6. Nuclear safety
  • Nuclear power plant operation
  • Operation of non-power generating nuclear or radiological installations
  • Design safety, safeguards, non-proliferation
  • Radio-active waste and its transport
  • Offsite emergency preparedness
  • Decommissioning
  • Training of nuclear regulator and/or operator staff on nuclear safety topics
7. Sustainable Waste management
  • Sustainable Waste management including public/private management structures aspects and waste to energy

8. Private sector

  • Private sector development policy and reform
  • Privatisation and industrial policy, including Public-Private Partnership
  • Sector policies (textile, mining, pharmaceutical industry, agriculture, tourism etc.)
  • SMEs policy development
  • Regulatory reform for improving the business environment
  • Investment promotion (domestic and foreign)
  • Small and Medium enterprises (SME) support (inclusive advisory services for management, production, technology, research & development, marketing, partnership, decent work, export promotion, financing, human resources management incl. gender issue, training, environmental impact, production quality, etc.)
  • Commercial banking, inclusive financial services to Small, medium and micro-enterprises (credit lines, equity, guarantees, micro-credit),
  • Financial sector regulation (incl. supervision of banking, insurance, pension funds, securities etc.)
  • Corporate governance issues (including corporate social responsibility)
  • Supporting professional/commercial/advisory bodies (professional associations, decentralised advisory agencies, local consultancy strengthening, Chambers of commerce, European Information Correspondence Centres (EICC), Business Centres
9. Trade
  • Trade policy development and reform
  • Support to trade negotiations
  • Regional economic integration – support to establishment of customs unions
  • Trade facilitation / customs
  • Conformity assessment (accreditation, certification and testing laboratories) covering Sanitary and Phytosanitary issues / Technical barriers to trade,
  • Metrology
  • Standards and norms covering Sanitary and Phytosanitary issues / Technical barriers to trade,
  • Support to producers in Sanitary and Phytosanitary issues
  • Support to producers in addressing issues related to Technical barriers to trade
  • Intellectual property (industrial property, copyright / related rights)
  • Trade in Services
  • Competition policy
  • Trade and environment
  • Trade defence instruments / dispute settlement / transparency and government procurement
  • Trade promotion
  • Market analysis / strategy development
10. Employment creation (Labour Market and Employment - formal and non-formal)
  • Structure and characteristics of the labour force (Labour force participation and trends; Characteristics of job seekers and job search procedures; Industrial, occupational, age, qualification and gender structure of employment and trends; Gender and regional growth of employment and trends; Part-time employment, short-term contracts and hours of work; Self employment and employment in family enterprises; Employment in the public sector; Employment projections)
  • Labour market settings/management, employment services and offices (Employment offices; Market share of public employment offices; Private employment offices; Other mechanisms of intermediation)
  • Wage policy and labour market (Collective/sector agreements/conventions; Wages, productivity, inflation and unemployment; Changes in labour remuneration, productivity and unit labour costs in manufacturing and other sectors of the economy; Public/private sector salaries; Flexibility of labour remuneration in relation to productivity and unemployment; Efficiency of the process of wage determination)
  • Social dialogue (Main statutes and laws governing industrial relations; Structure and organisation of labour unions; Labour-union participation; The employers’ organisations; Collective bargaining and collective agreements; Industrial action and procedures for resolving industrial disputes); Job creation (Incidence of job loss on various groups; Labour mobility and turnover)

List of Expertise

Each lot is expected to support and advise Commission services (Headquarters and EU Delegations) and/or Partner Countries/Organisations along the entire cycle of operations (from design to implementation and evaluation of EU interventions) by providing technical inputs and by assisting in carrying out analysis, studies and providing opinions and advice. To this end, each lot should incorporate expertise related to a number of horizontal aspects/tasks, such as:

  1. Analytical studies (e.g. feasibility studies, institutional/stakeholder analysis, political and economic analysis, strategic environmental assessments, environmental impact assessments, climate risk assessments, intervention logic and logical framework approach/theory of change, economic analysis, data collection and analysis, performance measurement and indicators, monitoring and evaluation systems). This will also include mainstreaming of crosscutting issues (climate change, environment, resilience, youth, gender, disabilities and more broadly rights based approach), analysis of legislation, regulations and law enforcement, legislative gap analysis, etc.
  2. Policy-related analysis (e.g. gender analysis, do- no-harm and conflict-sensitivity analysis, religious dynamics assessments) and design. This will also include mainstreaming of crosscutting issues.
  3. Technical inputs (e.g. technical annexes for works and supplies)
  4. Evaluation of offers; assessment of grant proposals
  5. Evaluations (e.g. mid-term, final and ex-post, impact evaluations, including of budget support programmes)
  6. Public financial management and domestic revenue mobilisation, including at sector level and at subnational government level
  7. Investment financing
  8. Capacity development and institutional strengthening
  9. Training and research
  10. Awareness-raising (incl. information and communication)

Kindly note this announcement is a general call and is not a request for a specific mission / assignment.

About the Organization

Transtec puts an emphasis on development processes, acting as a virtuous circle to reach the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Working with local actors and the international community, we deliver quality, context-driven development solutions across the intervention cycle - breaking poverty and building prosperous stable communities.

We are committed to making a difference by ensuring that aid effectiveness constitutes the single and most important focus in our interventions. This is achieved by incorporating Quality Assurance mechanisms at each phase of project and programme implementation and ensuring compliance with requested standards and expected results. In doing so, we build on our 30 years of Knowledge Management maintained by our personnel, projects, programmes and experiences.

We hence provide a full range of high level technical services in project and programme design and management, framework contracts, long term agreements management and cutting edge monitoring and evaluation solutions to multilateral partner organisations including the European Investment Bank, the United Nations (UNDEF, UNHCR, WFP, UNICEF, UNDP), the World Bank, the African Development Bank, and national official development agencies including the UK Department for International Development (DfID), the Belgian Technical Cooperation (BTC), the French Agency for Development (AFD), the Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA), the Swedish International Development Cooperation (SIDA) and the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCA).

We are constantly searching for innovative and creative solutions that will support our interventions.

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More information

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