UNIVERSITY OF GHANA
REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST
(TO ENGAGE A CONSULTANT FOR GAPS ASSESSMENT AT THE UNIVERSITY OF GHANA SCHOOL OF LAW)
ASSIGNMENT: A GAPS ASSESSMENT CONSULTANT
REFERENCE NO.: UG/GAPS-ASSESSMENT/REOI/01/2024
In 2021, the Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea (DOALOS) of the United Nations Office of Legal Affairs initiated a pivotal Ocean Governance Study for Ghana. Completed in January 2023, the study aimed to comprehensively evaluate Ghana’s legal and institutional frameworks pertaining to ocean governance. The study, led by Prof. Kwasi Appeaning Addo, Dr. Godwin Djokoto, and Mr. Peace Dziedzom Gbeckor-Kove, provided a nuanced overview encompassing legal, institutional, and capacity aspects of ocean governance in Ghana. The study also analyzed Ghana’s alignment with the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) and assessed the level of UNCLOS implementation, specifically in marine fisheries and maritime security.
The Ocean Governance Study’s methodology involved a comprehensive desktop review and consultation approach, including the examination of key laws, regulations, and policy documents related to UNCLOS. The study mapped national stakeholders, administered questionnaires, and conducted interviews with experts and public officials. The report, divided into five parts, concluded with recommendations to address gaps in Ghana’s legal, institutional, and capacity requirements for effective ocean governance.
The Gaps Assessment Consultant is now required to deliver a comprehensive Gaps Assessment Report by conducting a scoping study and gap analysis, focusing on legal, institutional, and capacity gaps that were not identified in the Ocean Governance Study.
The University of Ghana now invites Expressions of Interest (EOI) to engage a Gaps Assessment Consultant for this assignment. The Consultant will be selected in accordance with the procedures set out in the Public Procurement Act, 2023 (Act 663), as amended, Act 914, 2016 of the Republic of Ghana. The selection method will be based on Individual Consultant Selection (ICS).
• The selected Consultant is expected to possess an advanced university degree (Minimum of a Master’s degree or equivalent) in international law, law of the sea, environmental law, or a related field.
• Minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in preparing analytical reports, qualitative and quantitative research.
• Previous work experience in the Public Service or International Civil Service is highly desirable.
• Experience in ocean governance or related fields is required.
• Prior knowledge of and experience in research and research methodology are required.
• Evidence of recent relevant research is desirable.
The eligible Consultant must submit expressions of interest indicating the following:
• A profile indicating relevant track records of assignment of similar nature.
• A brief of the vision and plans for the assignment.
• Consultant detailed CV.
Expression of interest must also include copies of the following documents:
• Business Registration Certificate
• Valid Tax Clearance Certificate (up to October, 2023)
• VAT/GRA Certificate
• Valid SSNIT Clearance Certificate (up to October, 2023)
• Current Public Procurement Authority (PPA) Registration Certificate
• Any other relevant certification acquired.
Submission: Kindly submit the application documents via email with the subject “Ocean Gaps Assessment” to email@example.com cc: firstname.lastname@example.org and deliver hard copies to: The Director, Logistics Directorate Old WACCI Building University of Ghana Legon, Accra
Application deadline: 13-February-2024 (At 5PM GMT)