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  • Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
  • Location: Juba
  • Grade: National Consultant - Locally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Conference Services
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Public, Private Partnership
    • Sustainable Business Development
  • Closing Date: 2019-07-18

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Consultancy for an event organizer Business-to-Business Linkages Event

Juba (South Sudan)

Background

Purpose of B2B; The purpose of the Business-to-Business Linkages Event on 22 July 2019 is to empower young entrepreneurs through linkages with more established businesses. The event is a networking opportunity for South Sudanese Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs) as well as an opportunity to have an open dialogue with different stakeholders – such as the AU Special Envoy for Youth, UNDP, etc. – on what MSMEs need from them to grow their businesses in South Sudan. 

Objectives of B2B:

  • To establish MSME linkages to foster mentoring relationships between start-ups and established businesses 
  • To have an open dialogue on what MSMEs need from different stakeholders to grow their businesses 
  • To disseminate information about access to finance and credit to MSMEs

Duties and Responsibilities

Scope of Work

Under the direct supervision of YEEP Jubek Coordinator the event organizer will be responsible for the following:

  • Publicize the event across their business network and mobilize private sector participants for the event, particularly established South Sudanese businesses
  • Research each of the invited businesses to map out who should be introduced to whom
  • Identify, invite and brief facilitators to introduce businesses to each other during the networking session
  • Maintain the list of entrepreneurs and confirm everyone’s attendance:
    • 50-60 young South Sudanese entrepreneurs owning an innovative micro or small sized enterprise (MSE) “the mentees”
    • 30-40 representatives from more established small or medium sized (SME) South Sudanese businesses “the mentors”. Some of these businesses will be microfinance enterprises or banks to disseminate information on access to finance and credit.
  • Prepare the space on the morning of the event and brief the volunteers 
  • Identify and brief the master of ceremonies for the event 
  • Report and assess the outcomes of the event, specifically the linkages made 

Methodology

In preparation for the networking event, the event organizer will call all the businesses attending to:

Confirm their attendance; update the list of entrepreneurs with a description of their businesses, the stage their businesses are in and what kind of linkages they are looking for

Agree on their role during the event, either

  • Regular participant
  • Pitching a business idea
  • Presenting business with visibility materials 

The event organizer will coordinate the work closely with UNDP throughout the entire process.

Deliverables

In close cooperation with UNDP Project Field Coordinator for Juba and/or Communications Officer, the event organizer will deliver the following;

  • Inception note
  • Research participating businesses, prepare linkages and brief facilitators
  • Manage the venue
  • Event final report 

Competencies

The event organizer should demonstrate the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, social sciences or related field.
  • A minimum of 3 years of professional experience in the private sector
  • A proven track record of having organized at least three events of international standards  
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully organize large-scale business-to-business linkage events
  • Extensive business network and a database of South Sudanese entrepreneurs
  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of the private sector and its needs in South Sudan 
  • Language proficiency in English is required

Selection Criteria

The offer will be evaluated by using the Best value for money approach (combined scoring method). Technical proposal will be evaluated on 70%. Whereas budget proposed will be evaluated on 30% based on sufficiency for applying the data gathering techniques and for obtaining reliable data for the Capacity Assessment in the timeframe indicated. Below is the breakdown of technical proposal on 100% which will be brought to 70%:

Evaluation criteria Weight Max Points 

Proven track record of organizing B2B 20%

Business network and database of entrepreneurs 30%

Knowledge of the private sector 30%

Language proficiency in English 20%

Required Skills and Experience

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business administration, Social Sciences or related field. 

Experience

  • A minimum of 3 years of professional experience in the private sector
  • A proven track record of having organized at least three events of international standards 
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully organize large-scale business-to-business linkage events
  • Extensive business network and a database of South Sudanese entrepreneurs
  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of the private sector and its needs in South Sudan

Languages

  • Language proficiency in English is required
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence. UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
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