One constraining factor in the development of the roads and transport sector throughout sub-Saharan Africa is the availability of capable, confident, and professional leaders. This lack of leadership, present in government roads agencies and the private sector, contributes to inefficiency in the management of the transport sector, as well as corruption.
According to ReCAP, managed by Cardno Emerging Markets, weak leadership in technical areas has meant a reluctance to champion new and innovative approaches, which has led to a continued application of inappropriate technical standards. The result is inadequate and expensive transport infrastructure and services in all sectors.
To counter this, the Transport Sector Leadership Development Programme — or TSLDP — was created to serve as a capacity building project, designed to enhance the technical, managerial, and leadership skills of transport professionals in sub-Saharan Africa.
ReCAP is currently seeking proposals for the establishment of a Centre for Sub-Saharan Transport Leadership, with the aim of providing a sustainable TSLDP that can be expanded across sub-Saharan Africa and beyond for the ongoing development of a professional leadership core for roads and transportation.
The output of the TSLDP will be a group of forward-looking, confident, and competent young professionals for the roads and transport sector in sub-Saharan Africa with the impact of improving technical quality and management efficiency in areas influenced by the participants in their future careers.
All submissions of proposals must be received no later than September 3, 2018, at 5:00 p.m. BST. Interested tenderers are advised that the indicative budget available for this contract is £500,000 ($650,480).
More information on the requirements and relevant contact details can be found here.