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Notice Summary

Title:
UK-London: Reform Support Team, Investment and Asset Management Expert (EXTENDED DEADLINE)
Document Ref:
GB003ZM330935
Document Type:
Contract Notice - Other
Published By:
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
Date Published:
21 May 2020
Deadline Date:
16 June 2020
Document Source:
Framework/DPS:
No
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Notice Abstract

Capacity Building to the Capital Markets Development Agency (CMDA)- Reform Support Team, Investment and Asset Management Expert Single Stage Open Competitive Selection for Individuals - Request for Proposals This selection record cancels and supersedes 82438 Project Description: The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the “EBRD” or the “Bank”) is assisting the Capital Markets Development Agency (“CMDA”) in building their capacity to implement capital markets reforms (the “Project”). Uzbekistan’s capital markets sector is going through a critical and rapid reform period. The CMDA is tasked with an ambitious goal to bring the largely inactive and volatile markets to a “frontier” status in the next 5 years, and to the “emerging” market in the subsequent 10 years. To implement this, the CMDA is finalising new Capital Markets Development Strategy (“CMDS”) to record the country’s commitment to bring its capital markets to the frontier stage in the next 5 years and lay out steps needed to achieve that. The EBRD’s Local Currency and Capital Markets (LC2) team has been supporting the CMDA with a technical assistance project to perform a barriers/gap analysis and develop recommendations in connection with the strategy development, in part of equity markets. The ADB has been helping providing similar assistance with respect to debt markets. In order to support implementation of the reform, EBRD aims at addressing the capacity challenge in CMDA by providing a group of dedicated resident professional experts on a short-term basis (the “CMDA Reform Support Team”) with a mandate to support the design and implementation of reforms in the capital markets area, in particular focusing on the support to implementation of the CMDS. Assignment Description: In the context of the Project, the EBRD is now seeking to engage a consultant (the “Consultant”) for the position of the Investment and Asset Management Expert of the CMDA Reform Support Team (the “Assignment”) to focus on the investment and asset management function of the Uzbekistan capital market. The Consultant will report functionally to the Head of the CMDA and the Team Leader of the CMDA Reform Support Team and is expected to work closely with both. The CMDA Reform Support Team will work closely with dedicated resources from the business, legal and other units of the CMDA. The tasks of the Consultant (Investment and Asset Management Expert) will include, inter alia, the following: (i) Support the finalisation of the detailed Implementation Work Plan for the CMDA Reform Support Team for 12 months by providing inputs related to the development of investment and asset management function of the Uzbekistan capital market. Finalisation of the detailed Implementation Work Plan will be led by Team Leader based on the Implementation Roadmap that is developed under the “Capital Market Development Strategy” within the EBRD and ADB TC project and is expected to cover: - the functionality of the CMDA Reform Support Team within the CMDA and its work arrangement; - a specific set of tasks to be delivered by the CMDA Reform Support Team members and CMDA staff, including based on the Implementation Roadmap that is developed under the “Capital Market Development Strategy” within the EBRD and ADB TC project; - a precise sequence of actions and interdependencies among tasks; - a separate project management plan for legal and regulatory capital market reforms that are identified in the CMDS. The plan should include, but not be limited to, the scope of each sub-project/component, expected/necessary donor engagement and cooperation plan with various local and international stakeholders. (ii) Take lead on the implementation of the CMDS with respect to building the investment and asset management function of the Uzbekistan capital market, in particular: - rationalise and support development of the investment and asset management function of Uzbekistan’s capital market;

Notice Details

CONTRACT NOTICE – NATIONAL

SERVICES

1 Authority Details

1.1

Authority Name and Address

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
N/A
London UK
N/A N/A
DawkinsC@ebrd.com N/A

1.2

Address from which documentation may be obtained

As in 1.1

1.3

Completed documents must be returned to:

As in 1.1

2 Contract Details

2.1

Title

Reform Support Team, Investment and Asset Management Expert (EXTENDED DEADLINE)

2.2

Description of the goods or services required

Capacity Building to the Capital Markets Development Agency (CMDA)- Reform Support Team, Investment and Asset Management Expert

Single Stage Open Competitive Selection for Individuals - Request for Proposals

This selection record cancels and supersedes 82438

Project Description: The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the “EBRD” or the “Bank”) is assisting the Capital Markets Development Agency (“CMDA”) in building their capacity to implement capital markets reforms (the “Project”).

Uzbekistan’s capital markets sector is going through a critical and rapid reform period. The CMDA is tasked with an ambitious goal to bring the largely inactive and volatile markets to a “frontier” status in the next 5 years, and to the “emerging” market in the subsequent 10 years.

To implement this, the CMDA is finalising new Capital Markets Development Strategy (“CMDS”) to record the country’s commitment to bring its capital markets to the frontier stage in the next 5 years and lay out steps needed to achieve that. The EBRD’s Local Currency and Capital Markets (LC2) team has been supporting the CMDA with a technical assistance project to perform a barriers/gap analysis and develop recommendations in connection with the strategy development, in part of equity markets. The ADB has been helping providing similar assistance with respect to debt markets.

In order to support implementation of the reform, EBRD aims at addressing the capacity challenge in CMDA by providing a group of dedicated resident professional experts on a short-term basis (the “CMDA Reform Support Team”) with a mandate to support the design and implementation of reforms in the capital markets area, in particular focusing on the support to implementation of the CMDS.

Assignment Description: In the context of the Project, the EBRD is now seeking to engage a consultant (the “Consultant”) for the position of the Investment and Asset Management Expert of the CMDA Reform Support Team (the “Assignment”) to focus on the investment and asset management function of the Uzbekistan capital market.

The Consultant will report functionally to the Head of the CMDA and the Team Leader of the CMDA Reform Support Team and is expected to work closely with both. The CMDA Reform Support Team will work closely with dedicated resources from the business, legal and other units of the CMDA.

The tasks of the Consultant (Investment and Asset Management Expert) will include, inter alia, the following:

(i) Support the finalisation of the detailed Implementation Work Plan for the CMDA Reform Support Team for 12 months by providing inputs related to the development of investment and asset management function of the Uzbekistan capital market. Finalisation of the detailed Implementation Work Plan will be led by Team Leader based on the Implementation Roadmap that is developed under the “Capital Market Development Strategy” within the EBRD and ADB TC project and is expected to cover:

- the functionality of the CMDA Reform Support Team within the CMDA and its work arrangement;

- a specific set of tasks to be delivered by the CMDA Reform Support Team members and CMDA staff, including based on the Implementation Roadmap that is developed under the “Capital Market Development Strategy” within the EBRD and ADB TC project;

- a precise sequence of actions and interdependencies among tasks;

- a separate project management plan for legal and regulatory capital market reforms that are identified in the CMDS. The plan should include, but not be limited to, the scope of each sub-project/component, expected/necessary donor engagement and cooperation plan with various local and international stakeholders.

(ii) Take lead on the implementation of the CMDS with respect to building the investment and asset management function of the Uzbekistan capital market, in particular:

- rationalise and support development of the investment and asset management function of Uzbekistan’s capital market;

- focusing on removal of 5-7 most important gaps / barriers identified in the CMDS related to the investment and asset management function of Uzbekistan’s capital market.

(iii)The solutions must be practical, achievable but most importantly sustainable ones.

(iv) Contribute to the repots produced by the Reform Support Team or on the work of the Reform Support Team within his/her areas of responsibility.

This is a full-time role. The Investment and Asset Management Expert is expected to be based in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

2.3

Notice Coding and Classification

2.4

Total quantity or scope of tender

Location:

Uzbekistan

Consultant Selection Procedure: Single stage open competitive selection. Interested individual experts are now invited to submit a Technical Proposal and a Financial Proposal in the manner described in the submission requirements.

Assignment Start Date and Duration: The Assignment is expected to start in Q3 2020 and has an estimated initial duration of 12 months. Subject to availability of funding, the performance of the selected Consultant and the business needs, the Assignment may be extended beyond the current scope.

Cost Estimate for the Assignment: To be determined.

Funding Source: It is anticipated that the contract will be financed by the EBRD’s Special Shareholders’ Fund. Please note that Selection and contracting are subject to the availability of funding.

Eligibility: There are no eligibility restrictions based on the Consultant's country of origin.

Consultant Profile: Individual services are required. The successful individual is expected to possess the following:

- Academic qualifications in finance, economics, law or a related field;

- Preferably 10 years or more of practical experience from asset management industry with a track record of equity or debt or multi-assets portfolio management;

- Deep understanding and first-hand knowledge of private equity investment;

- Good understanding of legal and regulatory issues for asset management and investor protection;

- Preferably experience in post-planned economies and in particular understanding of the Uzbekistan capital markets;

- Strong project management, team leadership and interpersonal, including consensus-building, skills;

- Excellent drafting and communications skills;

- Fluency in written and spoken English;

- Knowledge of Russian and/or Uzbek will be an advantage;

- Ability to prioritise and work under the pressure and deadlines;

- Ability to interact effectively with senior officials in government and the business community.

3 Conditions for Participation

3.1

Minimum standards and qualification required

4 Administrative Information

4.1

Type of Procedure

The procedure type is unknown.

4.2

Reference number attributed to the notice by the contracting authority

n/a

4.3

Time Limits

   16-06-2020  Time 17:00

4.5

Language or languages in which tenders or requests to participate can be drawn up

EN 

4.6

Tender Submission Postbox

5 Other Information

5.1

Additional Information

Please visit the following portal to view this notice:

https://www.ebrd.com/work-with-us/procurement/pn-83083.html

Closing date:16 Jun 2020 at 17:00 hrs London

This notice replaces Document Ref GB003ZM326161

(MT Ref:330935)

5.2

Additional Documentation

5.3

Publication date of this notice

 20-05-2020

Current Notes