Expression of Interest (EOI) at the Ogun State Government

Posted by Future on Fri 03rd Dec, 2021 -

The Ogun State Government invites eligible individual consultant to indicate their interests by tendering EOI documents for the following works:

The Ogun State Government invites applications for:

Title: Request for Expression of Interest (REOI) (Consulting Services - Individual Selection) - Consultancy to Create the Regulatory Framework of the Business Environment Council in Ogun State

The Ogun State Government through the Federal Government of Nigeria has applied for a credit from the International Development Association (hereinafter referred to as IDA)/World Bank towards the financing of the Ogun State Economic Transformation Project (OGSTEP). The Project Implementation Unit of OGSTEP intends to apply part of the proceeds of this credit to payments under contracts for the Consultancy Services listed above.

The consulting services for this role will support the development of a regulatory and operational framework for the Ogun State Business Environment Council, Ogun State Business Environment Secretariat and Technical Working Groups in line with best practice based on the work at the Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council (PEBEC) and other states in Nigeria. In addition, the regulatory framework is to ensure long-term sustainability of the Business Environment Council, to set out its organizational structure and functions, establish a robust accountability structure to maximize effectiveness at the state level.

The Ogun State Government now invites eligible individual consultant to indicate their interests in providing these Services. Interested individual Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services.

Recruitment Qualifications / Competencies
The eligible Individual Consultant must have the following:
  • Education:
    • Master’s Degree or PhD in Law or a related field.
  • Experience/Competencies:
    • Professional Skills Minimum of 10+ years of professional experience in Law, Economics, Finance, Operations, Management Consulting, Public Service, or related field.
    • Strong background of working with developing country governments in the areas of business environment reform and regulatory deliver.
    • A proven track record of working successfully with governmental and public sector officials is a mandatory requirement, while knowledge of the political and economic dynamics at the state and federal government levels in Nigeria is desirable.
    • Experience with development agencies, ideally in large emerging markets and Sub-Saharan Africa and previous experience of business environment consulting assignments will be on advantage.
    • Experience in or In-depth knowledge of simplification of business start-up, business licensing and related legislative and regulatory frameworks for doing business in Nigeria.
    • Experience in project implementation, monitoring, and management in a developing country context.
    • Evidence of substantial experience as a project teom lead or manager of a unit in a large and internationally supported project.
    • Substantive knowledge of Ogun’s State public and private sectors as well as a working knowledge of the PEBEC, Doing Business Report, Logistics Performance Index and Global Competitiveness Reports.
    • Experience in dealing with government organisations and networks at a senior level. Specific experience working with government organizations involved in doing business - CAC, Lands Bureau, Urban Planning, Judiciary among others - will be an advantage
    • A thorough understanding of global developments in business regulatory frameworks, institutional set-ups and strategies f or reform, including previous experience of process mapping and assessment.
    • An in-depth understanding of the political and economic factors influencing the creation of business environments and the factors which influence investment location decisions by investors.
    • Sound interpersonal skills; - The ability to work well with minimal supervision in a small team environment, proven ability to work in a multi-disciplinary environment, with excellent teamwork
    • Strong presentation and communication skills. Report writing on economic of legislative issues.
    • A demonstrated ability to work successfully within a multicultural environment and to adhere to tight deadlines with accuracy and professionalism.
    • Applied research/economic analysis would be an advantage.
    • Proof of having championed reforms.
  • Language Requirements:
    • Excellent oral and written communication in English.
N/B: Non-Qualified applicants need not apply.

Application Closing Date

17th December, 2021.

Application Process
Applicants should clearly indicate the specific role they have interest. One copy of CV and signed copy of Expressions of Interest letter must be delivered to:
The Acting Project Coordinator (PC),
Project Implementation Unit (PIU),
Ogun State Economic Transformation Project (OGSTEP),
c/o Permanent Secretary’s Office,
Ogun State Ministry of Budget & Planning,

State Secretariat, Oke Mosan,
Abeokuta - Ogun State. 

Further information can be obtained at the address above during office hours i.e. 9:00am to 4:00pm.

Please Note
  • The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants [under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants] by World Bank Borrowers 2011 edition and revised edition July 2014 ("Consultant Guidelines"), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest.
  • A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Individual Consultant Based Selection (INDV) method set out in the Consultant Guidelines.
Click Here for more detailed Terms of Reference (TOR) for the assignment.