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World Bank Group
 
Investment Climate Advisory Services in Africa
 
EAC Investment Climate Program
 
Research Consultants (Legal and Economic)
 
Required for EAC Common Market Scorecard

International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in developing countries. 


We create opportunity for people to escape poverty and improve their lives. 

We do so by providing financing to help businesses employ more people and supply essential services, by mobilizing capital from others, and by delivering advisory services to ensure sustainable development.
 
IFC manages the Investment Climate Advisory Services of the World Bank Group which offers client governments a wide range of services to assist them in improving their investment climate. 

In Sub-Saharan Africa, the team has implemented reform programs for almost a decade, focusing on economy wide investment climate reforms, such as business registration and licensing, investment promotion, inspection reform, business taxation, trade logistics, regulatory governance and special economic zones.
 
As part of its framework of cooperation with the East African Community (EAC) Secretariat, the World Bank Group is developing and publishing an EAC Common Market Scorecard to contribute to ongoing monitoring of implementation of the EAC common market protocol. 

The World Bank Group is assembling a team of individual research specialists, macro-economists and legal researchers to undertake parts of this assignment. 

Eligible consultants are hereby invited to submit expressions of interest. 

Consulting firms need not apply. 

The positions are as follows:
 
1. Assignment Title: 1087904 – Lead Research Specialist 

(One Position)
 
To lead the design and management of the EAC Common Market Scorecard research process, according to the methodology note developed for the process.
 
2. Assignment Title: 1087833 – Macro-economist 

(One Position)
 
To lead development of economic indicators that will track trade and investment performance in the East African Community as part of the EAC Common Market Scorecard.
 
3. Assignment Title: 1088202 – Lead Legal Researcher for Free Movement of Goods 

(One Position)
 
To lead the research design, data collection & analysis, index construction and writing chapter report for Free Movement of Goods articles of EAC protocol.
 
4. Assignment Title: 1088206 – Lead Legal Researcher for Free Movement of Services 

(One Position)

To lead the research design, data collection & analysis, index construction and writing chapter report for Free Movement of Services articles of EAC protocol.
 
5. Legal Researchers for Free Movement of Capital (Five Positions)
 
To administer in-country data collection & analysis for the “Freedom of Movement of Capital in EAC” chapter of the EAC Common Market Scorecard.

Requires familiarity with financial services law in the specified country and be registered in the roll of advocates.
 
5.1 Assignment Title: 1089257 - Legal Researcher (BURUNDI)
 
5.2 Assignment Title: 1089309 - Legal Researcher (KENYA)
 
5.3 Assignment Title: 1089297 - Legal Researcher (RWANDA)
 
5.4 Assignment Title: 1089306 - Legal Researcher (TANZANIA)
 
5.5 Assignment Title: 1089301 - Legal Researcher (UGANDA)
 
IFC offers rewarding careers in a multi-functional, multicultural and global environment. More information about these positions will be found by going to the World Bank Group eConsultant2 (https://wbgeconsult2.worldbank.org/wbgec/index.html) and checking the assignment title numbers. 

Expressions of Interest should be submitted, in English, electronically, through the same portal. 

Deadline for all applications is 22 November, 2012. 

Women are particularly encouraged to apply.

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