The West African Monetary Institute (WAMI) invites interested consulting firms to indicate interest by submitting EOI documents for the following works:
The West African Monetary Institute (WAMI) was established in 2001 by the Governments of the West African Monetary Zone (WAMZ) countries, to undertake policy and technical preparations for the launch of a monetary union for the WAMZ as well as the establishment of the West African Central Bank (WACB). In line with its mandate of facilitating economic integration of the sub-region, one of the projects WAMI is engaged in the integration of capital markets across the sub-region.
Applications are invited for:
Title: Expression of Interest (EOI) - Consultancy Services for the Capacity Building / Sensitization Programme on WACMI Project Phase 2 Project for Capital Market Ecosystem in West Africa
The West African Monetary Institute (WAMI) has received financing from the African Development Bank (AfDB) under the Capital Markets Development Trust Fund (CMDTF) for the implementation of the West African Capital Markets Integration (WACMI) Phase 2 Project. The objective of the WACMI Phase 2 Project is to harmonize and validate regulations tar trading and settlement of securities in West African capital markets as well as implement other related activities. A component of this is the design and development of a centralized database and website for the integrated West African capital markets.
The West African Capital Market Integration (WACMI) project began in 2013 with the objective of integrating capital markets in the West Africa sub-region. The body established to drive the process was the West Africa Capital Market Integration Council (WACMIC). The Council, which comprises Stock Exchanges and Central Securities Depositories (CSOs) in the UEMOA Zone, Cabo Verde, Ghana, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone, was tasked with managing the implementation of the processes that will facilitate the creation ‘of an integrated capital market in West Africa. Prior to 2015, the securities regulators in the sub-region were part of WACMIC. WACMIC adopted a three-phased approach to capital market integration; namely: Sponsored Access (Phase I), Qualified West African Broker (QWAB) (Phase 2) and Fully Integrated West African Securities Market (WASM) (Phase 3). Phase 2 of the integration project is presently being implemented, with funding from the African Development Bank (AfOB) and WAMI as executing agency.
Phase 2 of the Project: Qualified West African Broker (QWAB), aims to institute a system where capital market operators across West Africa can trade on exchanges across the region using harmonized rules. The main thrust of this Phase is therefore the Harmonization and Validation of West African Capital Market Rules to enable cross-border access to markets across the sub-region.
This integration project has the cooperation and active support of the West Africa Securities Regulators Association (WASRA) which comprises the Securities and Exchange Commissions of Ghana, Nigeria, and Conseil Regional de l’Epargne Publique et des Marches Financiers (CREPMF) of the UEMOA Zone. WASRA was formed in 2015 to focus on designing the policy framework for achieving the integration of capital markets in the sub-region.The goal of the WACMI project is not only to integrate existing markets in the sub region but also to help develop capital markets of Member States that do not have formal capital markets and to help them , become part of the West Africa integrated Market.
Scope of Work
The WACMI project hereby seeks to engage the services of a qualified consulting firm to carry out capacity building on capital markets and sensitization programmes on the WACMI Project in the West African Capital Markets ecosystem.
The services included under this project are the design and implementation of a capacity building and sensitization programme for the capital market ecosystem across four countries in the West African sub region - Cabo Verde, Ghana, Nigeria, and UEMOA. This is to be carried out over a period not exceeding six (6) months and must be delivered in English, French, and Portuguese for participants numbering up to 200 in each of the locations, Services will also include production of capacity building materials which will be handed over to the Project Implementation Unit for dissemination.
WAMI now invites eligible consultants to indicate their interest in providing these services. Interested consultants must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services (brochures, description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions, availability of appropriate skills among staff, etc.). Consultants may constitute joint-ventures to enhance their chances of qualification. Interested consulting firms should submit expressions of interest based on the following criteria:
- Not less than seven (7) year's experience in capacity building in finance, capital market activities, and financial instruments.
- Demonstrable understanding of the WACMI Project and its objectives.
- Ability to develop capacity building and sensitization materials, in English, French, and Portuguese. to be used by the WACMI Project.
Eligibility Criteria establishment of the shortlist and the selection procedure shall be in accordance with the African Development Bank’s Rules and Procedures for the use of Consultants, dated October 2015, which is available at: https://www.afdb.org
Application Closing Date
27th December, 2021.
Submission of Documents
Expressions of interest should be delivered by mail, electronically, or physically in sealed envelopes clearly marked “Expression of Interest - Capacity Building and Sensitization, WACMI Phase 2 Project" to:
The Director General,
West African Monetary Institute,
Tetteh Quarshie Interchange, Gulf House,
Accra - Ghana.
Attn: Project Implementation Officer
Tel: +233 302 743801
Interested consultants may obtain further information at the address below during the office hours 8.30hours to 17.00 hours Monday through Friday (excluding public holidays) at the address above. Only qualified candidates will be contacted for the next stage of the selection process.