CONSULTANCY TO REVIEW MACROECONOMIC STATISTICS AND DEVELOP A WORKPLAN TO ADDRESS IDENTIFIED GAPS, HARMONIZE AND OPERATIONALISE THE REGIONAL DATABASE

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SOUTHERN AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT COMMUNITY (SADC) SECRETARIATREQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (REOI)

(CONSULTING SERVICES- INDIVIDUAL)

NAME OF ASSIGNMENT: CONSULTANCY TO REVIEW MACROECONOMIC STATISTICS AND DEVELOP A WORKPLAN TO ADDRESS IDENTIFIED GAPS, HARMONIZE AND OPERATIONALISE THE REGIONAL DATABASE

PROJECT NAME:   MACROECONOMIC STABILITY AND FINANCIAL INTERGRATION PROJECT IN THE SADC REGION

FINANCING AGREEMENT REFERENCE: 2100155041084

PROJECT ID NO.P-Z1-KF0-067

DATE: 2 April 2024

1.The Southern African Development Community (SADC) Secretariat has received financing from the African Development Fund towards the cost of the MACROECONOMIC STABILITY AND FINANCIAL INTERGRATION PROJECT IN THE SADC REGION and intends to apply part of the agreed amount for this grant to payments under the contract for CONSULTANCY TO REVIEW MACROECONOMIC STATISTICS AND DEVELOP A WORKPLAN TO ADDRESS IDENTIFIED GAPS, HARMONIZE AND OPERATIONALISE THE REGIONAL DATABASE.

2.The Macroeconomic Stability and Financial Integration project objective is to enhance macroeconomic stability and convergence in the SADC region and to support the development of integrated of financial markets in SADC, to facilitate the most efficient allocation of savings and investment.

3.The overall objective of this assignment is to develop a robust SADC Database comprising harmonized and standardised Macroeconomic statistics for macroeconomic surveillance under the Macroeconomic Convergence Program.

4.This assignment seeks to identify macroeconomic statistics gaps and come up with a work plan to address statistical gaps for the regional macroeconomic programme. This assignment is expected to enhance the quality, quantity, accessibility, and timeliness of macroeconomic statistics, which are a critical enabler for macroeconomic convergence and stability in the SADC region. The detailed scope of work can be obtained in the terms of reference through this LINK: https://collab.sadc.int/s/Qr69CKnYJxpAT6f 

5.The SADC Secretariat now invites eligible individual consultants to indicate their interest in providing these services. Interested individual consultants must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services (i.e., description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions and availability of appropriate skills and qualifications). 

6.The individual consultant should have significant in-depth expertise and knowledge of IMF macroeconomic statistics manuals (government financial statistics, balance of payments, monetary statistics and national accounts), and significant in-depth international expertise and knowledge in economics and regional integration. 

7.Establishment of the short-list and the selection procedure shall be in accordance with the African Development Bank’s Procurement Policy for the Bank Group-funded Operations”, dated October 2015, which is available on the Bank’s website at http://www.afdb.org

8.Interested individual consultants may obtain further information at the address below during office hours 08h00hours to 16h30hours Botswana time.

9.Expressions of interest must be submitted electronically in PDF format and dully signed via this LINK:https://collab.sadc.int/s/QwxwcWbWcnjDX7C by midnight Botswana time on or before 15 April 2024 and should mention the name of the consultancy assignment. Applicants are advised to submit their expressions of interest during working hours for support in case of any technical problems. The technical support team will not be available after working hours. Submit your expressions of interest as a single file or one zipped folder bearing the name of the applicant.

10.Below is the address for obtaining further information:

Mr. Taisekwa Nyamukondiwa

SADC Secretariat 

Plot 54385, New CBD

Private Bag 0095

Gaborone, Botswana

Tel: +267 395 1863

Email: [email protected] Copy: [email protected]; [email protected] and [email protected]

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