Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC), the federal government agency established to encourage, promote and co-ordinate investments in Nigeria, has secured support from the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), to produce an online investment guide (iGuide) for Nigeria.
- iGuides (www.theiGuides.org) were developed by UNCTAD and the International Chamber of Commerce, to provide investors online with up-to-date information on business costs, opportunities and conditions in developing countries. More information about the investment guides can be found at www.theiguides.org.
- The iGuide Nigeria will be a very useful tool as it will reflect government policies, new legislations, and other administrative issues relevant to investors. The iGuide Nigeria should help to create a more receptive enabling environment that attracts investment by providing all the country’s investment requirements and information in a centralized manner. It should include three types of investment information:
- locally-available data, costs and prices – including wages, taxes, rent values, utility prices and transport costs;
- relevant rules and licensing requirements, timelines and useful contacts; and
- experiences of established investors and investment case studies.
- NIPC is now inviting interested and reputable local consultants with relevant experience to submit Expressions of Interest (EoI) to assist NIPC to develop the iGuide Nigeria.
- The Role of the Local Consultant
- The consultant will assist NIPC in data collection from selected stakeholders, in various sectors to feed into the investment guide, based on a skeleton to be provided by UNCTAD/UNECA and under the supervision of these institutions.
- The consultant will help research and produce information necessary to be included in the investment guide on business creation, labour, land, taxes, investor rights, and growth sectors and opportunities. The information may consist of text, data, prices, laws, and institutional contacts.
- In carrying out the service, the consultant will be required to:
- identify contacts in relevant government departments and agencies, private sector organizations and investors;
- conduct onsite interviews;
- sift through relevant documentation and laws; and
- produce concise and clearly written content for the site.
- The consultant should have the following skills:
- strong command of written English;
- experience of producing content online (although there is no requirement to be proficient in computer programming language);
- good analytical skills; and
- basic understanding of the government and economy.
- The task should take a maximum period of two months and the information will then feed into the actual development of the web base iGuides which will also take another two months.
- UNCTAD/UNECA will be pay for this service. The contract sum is US$5,000 (five thousand United States Dollars), payable in two instalments viz
- US$2,500 (two thousand five hundred United States Dollars) mid-way upon submission of the first draft, and
- the balance after finalization of the project.
- Submission of EoIs
- Interested consultants are required to apply by completing the necessary form on https://inspira.un.org (consultant section) as well as submit their CVs to:
iGuide Nigeria Project Coordinator
Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission
- All submissions should be made not later than 2:00pm on August 18, 2017. NIPC reserves the right to verify claims made by the prospective consultant. The submission of EoI does not commit NIPC to engage any consultant. The submission of false information leads to disqualification and possible prosecution. NIPC reserves all rights to reject any submission without explanation.
- Only shortlisted consultants will be invited for interview.
Director, Strategic Communications
For: Executive Secretary/CEO