Building Capacity for Inclusive Service Delivery (BCISD) Project
The African Development Bank approved a grant for the Republic of Sudan to implement the Building Capacity for Inclusive Service Delivery Project (BCISD). The project aims at building governance, institutional and human resources capacities of the Ministries of Social Development (MoSD) and Health (MoH) at federal, state and locality levels and developing human capital at the community level to improve employability, create jobs and expand access to and coverage of tailored safety nets and health services for the poor, especially women and youth. The project particularly targets the North Kordofan and White Nile states and the National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) within the MoWSS. At the community level, the project will initiate and support skill development and entrepreneurship initiatives to gradually empower the poor and vulnerable for gainful employment and poverty reduction.
The project will promote an inter-sectoral and integrated approach to skill development, social protection and health by simultaneously building capacities of target institutions and people. The project will groom leaders at federal, state and district levels to effectively plan, design, and manage essential social protection services. Also, the project will train technical staff and devise a staff retention strategy to deliver basic services in marginalised rural and remote areas. The project will also prepare rural communities to be gainfully employed and withstand financial shocks. About 64% of the population in Sudan are uninsured and therefore often face financial shocks. These activities will contribute to poverty reduction, economic and social progression, and reduced dependency for fulfilling social protection needs. Furthermore, policies, strategies and frameworks relating to the target institutions’ core functions and human resources capacity will be developed and institutionalized.
1.3 The African Development Bank (AfDB) is a multilateral financial institution which is involved in the development and financing projects in its 54 Regional Member Countries (RMCs) in Africa. The Banks Ten- Year Strategy 2013 – 2022 has identified governance and accountability as foundations needed to achieve inclusive economic growth and reduce poverty.
1.4 The Ministry of Social Development (MoSD) is the project’s executing agency responsible for the overall coordination and implementation of the project. MoSD is the Implementing Agency through a dedicated Project Implementation Unit (PIU).
Recruitment of Safety Net and Economic Development Officer (No. of Post: 1)
The Safety Net Specialist will be based in Khartoum and attached to the Project Implementation Unit of the BCISD project where he/she will report directly to the Project Manager.
The project is to develop an effective safety net system by focusing on: i) Development of strategies, reforms, laws or regulation aiming at cost/price reduction, service enhancement and financial inclusion; ii) Expanding access to essential services; iii) Enabling the poor to protect themselves and their assets against shocks, ensuring long-run productive potential; and iv) Enhance labour market participation.
Safety Net and Economic Development Officer will develop the financing framework, operational guidelines, and disbursement/repayment approaches for the following target groups:
Startup capital for group enterprises
Startup capital for individual enterprises
The specialist will be responsible for overseeing the overall effective and transparent roll-out and use of the funds under the start-up capital fund. This includes the set-up and management of the start-up capital, the selection process of beneficiaries, and overall monitoring of use and repayments of funds.
The Start-Up Capital
The start-up capital aims to provide seed funding to ILO trained beneficiaries from the following programmes:
Vocational and employability training program
Entrepreneurial skills training programs