sharing in governance of extractive industries
Mining and Extractives Expert
|Location:||Asia, Europe, Middle East / North Africa, North America|
In April 2017, the Office of Private Capital and Microenterprise (PCM) at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) launched a co-creation process for private sector partners to collaboratively design approaches to blend government funding with private sector capital to improve development impact.
In September 2017 following this co-creation process USAID awarded a contract to DAI as the INVEST apex partner to set up a buy-in mechanism that would allow USAID missions and Washington D.C. offices flexible access to a wide set of partners to support activities aimed at catalyzing private investment.
USAID/Afghanistan seeks to unlock the potential of private capital to drive inclusive growth. Increasingly, private investors and businesses are looking to emerging markets for better returns and new market opportunities. Specifically, USAID can leverage its resources – grants, technical assistance, guarantees, and convening power – to help raise awareness of investment opportunities, lower transaction costs, and mitigate the risk of investments that generate positive social, economic, and environmental impact.
USAID is interested in unlocking corporate models and innovations using their own corporate funds/assets to directly address business growth opportunities in Afghanistan. Such investments may aim to increase human capital capacity, ensure the health of workers, enhance political and/or economic stability in communities where the business operates, and/or mitigate environmental factors that impact business operations. Such investments may align well with USAID’s development objectives.
The Consultant will work closely with USAID/Afghanistan and INVEST to foster the closing of business deals in the mining and extractives industries. Special emphasis will be on private sector, industry experienced consultants with private sector contacts and industry understanding in the areas of steel, gold, and marble.
The consultant will be responsible for identifying and directly engaging corporate/industry investors and match them with business relationships and investment opportunities in Afghanistan, with the final objective of closing investment and business transactions/deals.
The Consultant will participate in overall work planning activities led by the INVEST Afghanistan Team Leader and will contribute inputs for the work plan from their respective sector. Consultant will work with other INVEST Sector Leads as needed.
DURATION AND PLACE OF PERFORMANCE
108 days of LOE from November 2018 – March 2019, with option to extend. Place of Performance will primarily be consultant’s home of record with travel to India, and Kabul and elsewhere for work planning, meeting potential investors and buyers.
The consultant will report to the INVEST Afghanistan Team Leader or their designee, who will be responsible for technical supervision and acceptance of all deliverables.
Last updated by Norma Garza Oct 30.