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Uganda: Terms of Reference for The Development of Inclusive Bussiness Models (IBM) for Leveraging Investments and Development in Acholi Sub-Region

NGO/UN Job Vacancy

Organization: Trócaire
Country: Uganda
Closing date: 31 Jul 2017

A. Trócaire is seeking Expressions of Interest from suitably qualified individuals or firms to produce:-A detailed, easily understandable study report on possible variety or alternative Inclusive Business Models (IBMs) that would be appropriate to implement in Acholiland.

The phrase Inclusive Business Models (IBMs) refers to profitable core business activities that can tangibly expand opportunities for the poor and disadvantaged in developing countries. The need for Inclusive Business Models stems from the renewed interest in agricultural investment that is being witnessed of late in Africa and Uganda in particular. IBMs are therefore intended to circumvent existing market failures and inefficiencies to successfully integrate the poor, either on the demand side as clients, or on the supply side as employees, distributors, or suppliers of goods and services.

B. Trócaire hopes to produce a Guide document that will spell out at least 4 (or more) IBM options that local actors could choose from, detailing the requirements and steps involved in establishing them etc.

1. Objectives of the assignment on IBM

(i) To set out an ownership framework for each of the 4 (or more) proposed business models, and of key project assets such as land and processing facilities that might accompany any development;

(ii) To produce a structural guide that would assist communities when making informed decisions around business options – this would include key variables to consider in weighing decisions, consider arrangements for review of grievances and or conflicts (including mediation & arbitration), and put forward mechanisms for dealing with irregularities in information access;

(iii) To spell out the advantages and disadvantages associated with each IBM option. This would include commercial (i.e. production, supply and market) opportunities & risks. This analysis would also encompass looking at the wider risks such as political and reputational risks the general community and other special interest groups such as women, youth and PWDs would face;

(iv) To indicate workable models for sharing of economic costs and benefits, including price setting and finance arrangements for IBMs.

2. Tasks

(i) Carry out an extensive study and produce a report indicating possible options for IBMs implementable in Acholiland;

(ii) In each case, study and spell out the organizational and structural requirements for smooth implentation of the IBM, inclusive of a right-based approach to development and investment in Acholiland;

(iii) Do a SWOT analysis of each option and spell out the risks likely to be encountered;

(iv) Suggest possible models of shares framework applicable to each IBM;

(v) Present the draft findings in a half day workshop of key stakeholders for comments and feedback.

3. Deliverables

(i) A Report outlining four or more possible options for IBM with their implementation framework that are considered viable for implementation in Acholiland;

(ii) A simple to understand guide on four selected inclusive business models that the community can assess, analyse and utilize.

4. Management of the Consultancy

The Consultant shall liaise with the Project Manager at the Trócaire-Gulu Sub-Office while executing this assignment, is expected to work with minimum supervision and to deliver on all outputs in a timely manner.

5. Timeline & Budget

The development of the document is expected to take 10 days at a total cost of 7 million UGX and final documents submitted to Trócaire Gulu Sub-office by 15th September 2017.

6. Consultants’ Specifications

The following will be essential:

(i) Advanced degree in a business related course or an MBA;

(ii) Demonstrated experience in executing business proposal assignments;

(iii) Strong understanding of trade issues especially with regards to investment environment in Uganda; and may be Northern Uganda

(iv) Proficiency in document/report writing;

(v) Proficiency in English language;

(vi) Knowledge of Uganda and or East African/African investment landscape and particularly agri-business investment;

(vii) Familiarity with the customary norms and practices of the people of Northern Uganda, especially Acholi, would be an advantage.

7. Outline of consultant’s proposal

The consultant is expected to submit a Technical and Financial Proposal for executing this assignment, including the following:

(i) A CV and profile of the consultancy firm/individual

(ii) CVs of the key experts and references;

(iii) A copy of a report done by the consultant on a similar assignment (if available); and

(iv) A financial component stating daily consultancy fees.

(v) Implementation plan, demonstrating a clear understanding of the Terms of Reference. b

How to apply:

The Expression of Interest (EOI) should be submitted via email to by 5:00pm EAT the 31st of July, 2017.