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  • Posted: Feb 11, 2021
    Deadline: Feb 12, 2021
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    Project HOPE delivers essential medicines and supplies, health expertise and medical training to respond to disaster, prevent disease, promote wellness and save lives around the globe.Founded in 1958, Project HOPE (Health Opportunities for People Everywhere) is dedicated to providing lasting solutions to health problems with the mission of helping people to ...
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    Consultant

    Description of Duties / Responsibilities
    The Consultant will work under the direct guidance of the Country Representative. The Consultant will have the following duties and responsibilities:

    • Conduct desk research on corporate social responsibility and/or sustainable investment policies and practices of private sector investors across different sectors in Nigeria associated with OVC and other similar areas of interventions.
    • Develop a well-designed pitch/proposal for private sector funding, based on different themes (Health and Social services). The pitch/proposal should also include investment opportunities and social returns on investment for businesses across different sectors
    • Compile case studies based on OVC activities on the ARFH ICHSSA 2 project. This will include reviewing program documentation from both ARFH and FHI360 (community and facility levels)
    • Draft a guide, focusing on mainstream social and environmental business practices in compliance with local and international standards and which should entail:
    • Overview on the business case for sustainable and responsible investment in the context of OVC welfare systems
    • Brief overview of country-specific sustainability policies for investments and the institutional landscape supporting sustainable/responsible private sector investment.
    • Case studies showcasing best practices on sustainable investment. The outline of the report to be provided by Project HOPE
    • Document the phone interviews conducted and their related content.

    Expected Outputs and Timelines:

    • Outline of report and structure of profiles created (end of February)
    • Final report completed (2nd week in March 2021)

    Experience / Skills:

    • Ability to gather and synthesize research material from various sectors/organizations
    • Excellent verbal and written communication
    • Understanding of OVC welfare systems sustainability strategies and investment policy.
    • Knowledge of the current and emerging trends in Nigeria’s sustainability policies
    • Knowledge of the private sector in Nigeria
    • Experience with research on sustainable investment practices applied by Nigerian companies is an asset
    • Fully proficient computer skills and use of relevant software and other applications, e.g. word processing, spreadsheets, internet, PowerPoint
    • Ability to work independently, with flexibility and deliver results under time pressure;

    Education

    • Advanced degree in economics, finance, international relations, international development, business administration, or related field.
    • Experience required At least 5 years of experience working in the areas of sustainable and responsible investment, economic development and/or investment promotion.

    Expected Deliverables:

    • A consultancy work plan that includes timeline and a proposed outline and methodology for the consultancy
    • Final consultancy report.

    Special Conditions:

    • The Consultant is expected to be familiar with both Local Government and State structures in Lagos State
    • Given the current restrictions around COVID-19, the Consultant should be prepared to move around Lagos, LGAs and State Ministries if need be (observing all safety guidelines in relation to COVID-19).

    Costs

    • Costs for consultant travel as approved in the workplan will be reimbursed
    • Project HOPE will pay a lump sum towards communication costs
    • Consultant daily rate will be N50,000 (Fifty thousand Naira); to be paid on submission of satisfactory final consultancy report (Business Investment Case)

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should send a suitability statement (Application) and Resume (CV) as a single MS Word document to: ASeweje@projecthope.org

    Note

    • Only applications sent electronically (i.e. by e-mail) with the Job Title clearly indicated as the subject of the mail will be considered and only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
    • Project HOPE does not charge candidates a fee for a test or interview
    • Work is expected to be carried out during work days. Any work at weekends will be approved by the Country Representative.
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