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United Nations Development Programme

National Individual Consultant

Supply Chain Analysis at the National Level and in Kwale and Kitui Counties to Inform the Development of Small and Medium-Size Enterprises (SMEs) as Suppliers to the Extractive Industry
 
Background: The management of extractive industries is one of the most critical challenges facing many resource-dependent developing countries today. 

Rather than stimulating broad-based economic development, reliance on resource extraction has tended to concentrate wealth and power in the hands of a few, exacerbate corruption and inequalities, lead to environmental degradation and pollution, while doing little to reduce poverty, economic disparities and generate employment. 

Worse still, in many countries extractive resources have fuelled violent conflicts. In addition, gender equality and ensuring women`s issues especially, have not been given a visible arena within the extractive industries. 

In such contexts, there are thus several challenges for developing sustainable human development, and gains made over years of progress with respect to meeting the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and democratic reforms can easily be undone.

The recent announcement of oil discovery and other minerals has propelled Kenya as a new player in the global market for hydrocarbons and valued minerals. 

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) projects that oil production in Kenya is expected to start in six to seven years from now, giving the country time to prepare to manage its endowment to the achieve its development goals as stipulated in the 2030 Vision. 

In addition to oil, Kenya is also rich in gas, rare earth metals, coal, iron ore, gold, limestone, gypsum, soda ash, gemstones, manganese ore, fluorspar, diatomite, titanium, zircon, chromite, niobium and silica sand. 

Most recently, Cortec Mining Kenya Limited has announced that Mrima Hills in Kwale County has one of the largest rare earth mineral deposits in the world with a potential in-ground value of up to $62.4 billion.

According to Vision 2030, Kenya aims to be a middle-income rapidly industrializing country by 2030, offering all its citizens a high quality of life. 

To date, Kenya’s steady economic growth has not effectively translated into job creation and poverty reduction, and economic inequality in the country remains the highest in the East African region. 

The poor and vulnerable, including women and youth, do not sufficiently participate in, benefit from and shape economic growth.

Output: The key output from this assignment will be a report on the “Supply Chain Analysis at National Level, as well as in Kwale and Kitui Counties, to inform the Development of Small- and Medium-Size Enterprises (SMSEs) As Suppliers to the Extractive Industry, Drawing on Lessons from Countries with More Mature Extractive Sectors”.

Application Procedure
 
Interested and qualified candidates should submit their applications which should include the following:
  1. UNDP Personal History Form (P11) Template provided
  2. Detailed Curriculum Vitae
  3. Proposal for implementing the assignment - Template provided
Please quote the following references on the subject line “Supply Chain Analysis – National Level, Kwale and Kitui Counties“

Applications should be emailed to consultants.ken@undp.org to reach us not later than Thursday 4 September 2014 at 12.00 Noon.

Please see the Terms of Reference, the P11 form, the Individual Contract Proposal form and the Terms and Conditions of Individual Contracts by visiting the UNDP Kenya Website: -http://www.ke.undp.org/content/kenya/en/home/operations/procurement

National Individual Consultant
 
Value Chain Analysis of the Extractive Industry in Kwale County with a Special Focus on Silica Sands, Mineral Sands (Titanium) and the Duruma Slates (Mazeras)
 
Background: The management of extractive industries is one of the most critical challenges facing many resource-dependent developing countries today. 

Rather than stimulating broad-based economic development, reliance on resource extraction has tended to concentrate wealth and power in the hands of a few, exacerbate corruption and inequalities, lead to environmental degradation and pollution, while doing little to reduce poverty, economic disparities and generate employment. 

Worse still, in many countries extractive resources have fuelled violent conflicts. 

In addition, gender equality and ensuring women`s issues especially, have not been given a visible arena within the extractive industries. In such contexts, there are thus several challenges for developing sustainable human development, and gains made over years of progress with respect to meeting the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and democratic reforms can easily be undone.
 
The recent announcement of oil discovery and other minerals has propelled Kenya as a new player in the global market for hydrocarbons and valued minerals. 

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) projects that oil production in Kenya is expected to start in six to seven years from now, giving the country time to prepare to manage its endowment to the achieve its development goals as stipulated in the 2030 Vision. 

In addition to oil, Kenya is also rich in gas, rare earth metals, coal, iron ore, gold, limestone, gypsum, soda ash, gemstones, manganese ore, fluorspar, diatomite, titanium, zircon, chromite, niobium and silica sand. 

Most recently, Cortec Mining Kenya Limited has announced that Mrima Hills in Kwale County has one of the largest rare earth mineral deposits in the world with a potential in-ground value of up to $62.4 billion.

Objective: The consultant will carry out a Value Chain Analysis of selected minerals in Kwale County, with a special focus on Silica Sands, Mineral Sands (Titanium) and the Duruma (Mazeras) Slates.

The proposed study shall provide a comprehensive assessment of the different players, the  opportunities, challenges and risks of the above mentioned value chains in Kwale County and beyond.

Application Procedure
 
Interested and qualified candidates should submit their applications which should include the following:
  1. UNDP Personal History Form (P11) Template provided
  2. Detailed Curriculum Vitae
  3. Proposal for implementing the assignment - Template provided
Please quote the following references on the subject line “Value Chain Analysis – Kwale County“

Applications should be emailed to consultants.ken@undp.org to reach us not later than Thursday 4 September 2014 at 12.00 Noon.


Please see the Terms of Reference, the P11 form, the Individual Contract Proposal form and the Terms and Conditions of Individual Contracts by visiting the UNDP Kenya Website: -http://www.ke.undp.org/content/kenya/en/home/operations/procurement

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