Chemonics International Inc. (IPA)
Technical Sector Expert (STTA) – IPA Fund Component
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Posted date 17th March, 2023 Last date to apply 2nd April, 2023
Country Pakistan Locations Islamabad
Category Development Sector
Type Consultant Position 1
Status Closed

Chemonics International Inc.

USAID Pakistan Investment Promotion Activity (IPA)

 

SOW- Technical Expert for Evaluation of Grant Applications

SOW # IPA Fund 04

Scope of Work Summary:

USAID IPA plans to award grants to game developers/organizations passionate about mitigating negative impacts of climate deterioration, potential applicants will apply to create engaging games that promote sustainable practices, raise awareness about environmental and energy-related issues that results in international capital raise and/or increase U.S Pakistan bilateral trade. As part of the IPA Fund program, IPA seeks short term professional consultancy services of a qualified sector expert specialized in reviewing the technical aspects of grant applications relevant to Game Development under ICT sector. Expert is required to provide comprehensive evaluation/feedback to the IPA Fund team.

1.     Position Title& Department:

Technical Sector Expert (STTA) – IPA Fund Component

2.     General Summary:

The USAID Investment Promotion Activity (IPA) is a five-year project that is helping to strengthen Pakistan's business enabling environment, build the capacities of Pakistani institutions focused on investment promotion, improve the ecosystem of foreign direct investment (FDI), and increase United-States-Pakistan bilateral trade and investment. The project is also helping to remove barriers to investment and trade by facilitating Pakistani-led improvements in government regulations and improving the overall investment climate.

 

Within the project, the IPA Fund Grants component aims to support Pakistani registered firms leverage Pakistani private sector investment (PSI) to support Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and increase U.S.-Pakistan bilateral trade/investment. The IPA Fund will support firms registered in Pakistan to scale-up their business solutions through innovative approaches to improve business processing standards.

3.     Objective of the Consultancy:

Objective: The specific objectives of the assignment are:

1.  Review and score the grant applications considering sector specific solutions proposed. Assess the business technical viability and adaptability to the competitive environment.

2.  Provide detailed sector specific comments and assign justifiable scores to the grant applications and budgets based on the technical evaluation criteria established in the Request for Application (RFA) for grant opportunity

4.     Principal Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Under the given assignment, the expert will be responsible for performing each task / activity related to the assignment as directed by the IPA Fund team lead (Senior Grants Manager) and/or his designee. All the activities performed by the expert must be in line with the awarded contract and scope of work. The expert will perform the activity by keeping in view the business protocols/scope and quality parameters defined in the contract as per Chemonics policies.
  • The experts will be responsible to furnish filled scoring sheets for each grant under review within the allocated time.

5.     Specific Tasks of the Consultant:

The specific tasks under this consultancy include;

  1. The expert should be willing to sign-off the Non-Disclosure Certificate (NDC) to protect and uphold the confidentiality and should have a functional understanding to make the necessary declaration of Conflict of Interest (COI).
  2. Conduct a desktop review of the grant applications to assess sector specific aspects
  3. Provide detailed comments on the proposed grant activities for individual grant application and assign reasonable scores as per the predefined technical evaluation criteria established in the RFA document.
  4. Participate in grants evaluation meeting amongst the evaluation panel members consisting of technical sectoral experts and financial expert for essential deliberation on the evaluations and finalize the score.
  5. Submit the finalized scoring sheets to IPA fund team for needful consolidations and ranking.

6.     Job Qualifications

 

Person Specifications

 

Level of Effort

Technical Sector Expert (STTA)

  • Bachelors/master’s degree in business administration and other relevant field to ICT/ Game Development  
  • At least 5 years of business technical review experience of Game development.
  • Excellent oral and written English language skills

No. of Positions: 1

 

upto 20 days (from a shared pool of days amongst the sector experts) with reviewing and scoring 05 applications per day

    

 

7.     Duty Station:

The experts are expected to attend the grants technical evaluation meetings organized in Islamabad; however, the desktop review of grant applications can be done remotely.

8.     Workspace and Use of Personal Laptop and Software(s):

 The experts will be required to use his/her own personal laptop. Thus, he/she must certify that all software used is genuine and licensed

9.     Reporting:

The experts will report to the IPA Fund Manager or any other designated staff. He / She will work closely with relevant members of the IPA Fund team.

10.  Duration of the Assignment:

This job is planned to take place as per a start date of on or around June 1, 2023, and end date of on or before Oct 31, 2023, hereto for a total of upto20 days LOE.

11.  Deliverables:

The timeline for the LOE assigned for each activity as mentioned in the following table will be discussed and agreed with the IPA Fund Grants Team and the expert. Final deliverables under this assignment will be the grant evaluation and scoring sheets filled for each grant application under review.

 

No.

Activity / Deliverable

LOE Required

1

Meet with the relevant project staff and review project documents to understand in detail the scope of this assignment and prepare for evaluation of grant applications.

2Hrs

2

Review of the individual grant applications to assess its technical game development sense and viability of the solutions proposed and assign reasonable scores as per the predefined evaluation criteria.      

Up to 20 days maximum (5 grant applications review per day)

Apply By:

Please send electronic submissions of your CV, cover letter and 3 professional references when you apply to [email protected] by 5:00 PM April 02, 2023. Please include the position you are applying for in the subject line. Only applications sent to the listed email will be considered. Applications without these items may not be considered. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.

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