Palladium Group Short-Term Consultant For Scan Study On Ethiopia’s Heavy Construction Machinery Maintenance Service Jobs in Ethiopia

Palladium Group Short-Term Consultant For Scan Study On Ethiopia’s Heavy Construction Machinery Maintenance Service Jobs in Ethiopia


Background

  • Catalyze: Market Systems for Growth (MS4G) is a USAID-funded program that supports private enterprise expansion to help drive Ethiopia’s future economic growth and prosperity.

  • MS4G intends to foster enterprise-driven growth, especially among private enterprises that have high growth potential and the capacity to catalyze job creation throughout market systems.

  • In addition, MS4G also improves the business-enabling environment through technical assistance, institutional development, capacity building, and support for commercial, legal, and regulatory reform.

  • Proposed Study on Ethiopia’s Heavy Construction Machinery Maintenance Service Providers

  • Among the major mandates of the MS4G project is to facilitate and advocate for increased private sector investments in Ethiopia.

  • In this connection, MS4G’s implementing partner in Ethiopia, Palladium, is reviewing the availability of existing Heavy Construction Machinery Maintenance companies, which are registered in Ethiopia.

  • The rapid study is expected to provide a review of the current landscape of the industry, number of licensed heavy machinery maintenance businesses, and an assessment of the available technology and services that are being provided.

  • In addition, the study will also incorporate an interview of Heavy Construction Machinery in order to determine the existence of service providers, whether the interviewee’s use OEM licensed service providers, and challenges they have faced to maintain their machinery.

    Key Responsibilities

  • The short-term consultant will be responsible for the planning and preparation of the report on Ethiopia’s Heavy Construction Machinery Maintenance Service Providers.

  • The assignment is expected to take up to 15 days and include primary research (data collection, survey work, interviews with sector players), and the conceptual framing of topics and issues for the drafting of the final report.

  • The consultant must be based in Addis; there is no international travel budget for this position.

    Minimum Qualifications of Consultant

    Education and Experience:

  • At least seven years (for Bachelor's) or five years (for Master’s) of combined professional work experience
    in either one or more of the following: experience analyzing and researching industry reports and policy

  • Experience and evidence of successfully implementing similar assessment studies including surveying and interviewing key industry informants and government officials

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work on a multi-partner team

  • Strong ability to communicate effectively and professionally in English

  • Scope of Work and Methodology

    The consultant is expected to:

  • Conduct primary research work—through direct interviews, data collection, and possible survey work—on various aspects and sub-segments of Ethiopia’s Heavy Construction Machinery Maintenance Industry.

  • Develop a list of currently active and operational companies in the referenced industry including profiles of capacity, technology, and types of machineries they maintain and service

  • Provide support for validation, dissemination, and publication activities as needed.

    Deliverables

  • Days 1-2: Finalize overall structure, approach, contents, framework for study

  • Days 2-10: Undertake primary research via industry interviews, data collection, and survey

  • Days 10-12: Prepare initial draft, including key tables, estimates, projections, and preliminary conclusions.

  • Days 12-14: Incorporate comments/feedback from reviewers and revise as needed.

  • Days 14-15: Finalize study and prepare final report.

    Timelines

  • The assignment will run from approximately from March 18, 2021 (the expected start date) to April 8, 2021. A 15-day period is anticipated, but this may be extended slightly if required to complete all study activities.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Palladium Group Short-Term Consultant For Scan Study On Ethiopia’s Heavy Construction Machinery Maintenance Service Jobs in Ethiopia


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