CONSULTANCY SERVICES TO SUPPORT INTEGRATED PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT OF AUDA-NEPAD KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT STRATEGY

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PROCUREMENT NUMBER: 79/NPCA/PIO/SKM/QCBS/2019

INTRODUCTION

At the 31st Ordinary Session of the Assembly of African Union Heads of State and Government in Nouakchott, Mauritania, July 2018, a decision was officially adopted to transform the NEPAD Planning and Coordination Agency (NPCA) into the African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD). The decision forms part of the Africa Union (AU) institutional reforms, championed by President Paul Kagame of Rwanda, to fast-track the realisation of Agenda 2063 – the overarching continental blueprint for Africa’s development.

AUDA-NEPAD’s key value addition to Africa’s development is in the form of knowledge-based advisory support as a key and strategic input to not only harness implementation, but ensure that it delivers the desired outcomes and impact. Africa’s development strategies and instruments, from the Agenda 2063 First Ten Year Implementation Plan through to regional and national development plans, have increasingly placed high premium on Knowledge Management. With increasing uncertainty in key development and political economy parameters, access to and the appropriate transfer and application of knowledge will be a determining factor between failure and success in development efforts.

Within the new mandate, the Agency is expected to heighten its role in facilitating knowledge exchange and brokering technical and financial support to AU member states, regional economic communities and pan-African institutions. In this new role, AUDA-NEPAD will specifically leverage on its knowledge capital and develop, manage, publish and disseminate institutional knowledge, including best practices, statistics and lessons learned.

Most of the knowledge generated through the work of the AUDA-NEPAD is not explicit (easily communicated, documented and conveyed to others) but rather tacit (experiential and intuitive). The knowledge has been generated by, and manifests largely as unscripted experiential learning of sectoral experts and staff of the Agency. The demand for increased access to and effective application and transfer of knowledge calls for a strategy that espouses creative approaches to harnessing the knowledge within AUDA-NEPAD and outside the Agency, and ensuring that it is widely accessible to the wider development community on the continent.

For the Agency to effectively play its part, it requires an agile and responsive planning process and the development of an integrated strategy that assures quality implementation with dedicated attention to results and impacts.

 

OBJECTIVES

It is at this background that AUDA-NEPAD seeks to procure the services of a consultancy firm to re-align strategic planning and implementation of Knowledge Management and Programme evaluation based on the new mandate, as follows:

  1. Provide knowledge-based advisory services and technical assistance to African Union Member States and Regional Economic Communities in order to strengthen their capacity;
  2. Act as the continent’s technical interface with partners and stakeholders on policy development recommendation and implementation;
  3. Coordinate and execute priority regional and continental projects enshrined in Agenda 2063 with the aim of accelerating regional integration to achieve the Africa We Want; and
  4. Undertake the full scope of Resource Mobilisation.

Focusing its attention on these focus areas of development work will allow the agency to allocate its resources more effectively, position itself more distinctively as a thought leader on Africa’s development issues, and increase its impact on development results.

Expressions of interest must be delivered to the address below by the 21st June 2019 by 14:30 hours (South African Time) and should be clearly marked as CONSULTANCY SERVICES TO SUPPORT INTEGRATED PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT OF AUDA-NEPAD KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT STRATEGY. REF: 79/NPCA/PIO/SKM/QCBS/2019.

EOIs can also be sent by email, addressed to the address below. Interested Consultants may also obtain further information at the address below during office hours (08:00 - 17:00 South Africa time):

 

The Chairperson, Internal Procurement Committee (IPC)

African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD)

230, 15th Road, P. O. Box 218 Midrand,

1685 Johannesburg, South Africa

Email: bathom@nepad.org and procurement@nepad.org

Attention of: Procurement Division

CONSULTANCY SERVICES TO UNDERTAKE THE PROVISION OF PROCUREMENT BACKSTOPPING SERVICES FOR A PERIOD OF TWO (2) YEARS ON A RETENTION/FRAMEWORK BASIS FOR THE AFRICAN UNION DEVELOPMENT AGENCY

Deadline:
Duration: 24 Months
Supervisor: Head of Procurement

INTRODUCTION

The New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) is a programme of the African Union adopted in 2001 in Lusaka, Zambia, aimed primarily at poverty alleviation and promotion of economic growth and sustainable development in Africa. NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency (NPCA) was established by the Decision of the 14th African Union (AU) Assembly of February 2010 as the technical body of the African Union, the offices of the NEPAD Agency are located in Midrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. Its mandate is to facilitate  and  coordinate  the  implementation  of  continental  and  regional  priority programmes and projects; mobilize  resources  and  partners  in  support  of  the  implementation  of  Africa’s  priority programmes and projects; conduct and coordinate research and knowledge management; monitor and evaluate the implementation of programmes and projects; and advocate on the AU and NEPAD vision, mission and core principles.

Interested Consultants may obtain further information at the address below during office hours (08:00 - 17:00 South Africa time). Expressions of interest must be delivered to the address below by 21st June 2019 by 14:30 hours (South African Time) and should be clearly marked as consultancy Services to Undertake the Provision of Procurement Backstopping Services for a Period of Two (2) Years on a Retention/Framework Basis for the NEPAD Planning and Development Agency, REF: 78/NPCA/CSBC/PROC/CQS/2019.

 

EOIs can also be sent by email, addressed to the address below:

 

The Chairperson Internal Procurement Committee (IPC)

NEPAD Planning and Coordination Agency

230, 15th Road, P. O. Box 218 Midrand,

1685 Johannesburg, South Africa 

Email: procurement@nepad.org   

 

Attention of: Procurement Division  

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The Head of Procurement and Travel Division
230, 15th Road, Midrand
Johannesburg, 1685
South Africa
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Email: procurement@nepad.org