PNG Centre for Women in Trade Project: expressions of interest


The International Finance Corporation in PNG is welcoming applications from consulting firms to prepare a business case for the PNG Centre for Women in Trade Project.

The IFC – International Finance Corporation in Papua New Guinea is seeking expressions of interest from consulting firms to prepare a business case for the PNG Centre for Women in Trade (CWT) Project.

The PNG CWT aims to address the lack of appropriate training for women in trades in PNG to create quality jobs and advancement in the sector.

The PNG CWT will provide training services to women employed by local operating in the trade and construction, mining, technology and infrastructure sectors or other sectors using trades skills, such as hospitality and banking.

A feasibly study conducted in 2019 found, amongst other things, a market gap in technical training designed to accommodate challenges faced by PNG women and that produces job-ready graduates of any gender. The private sector is addressing this gap by providing training tailored to their needs. They are, in principle, supportive of establishing a women’s technical training college, the PNG CWT.

The business case analysis aims to cover the following aspects:

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1. Validate the feasibility study conducted in 2019

2. Assess the viability of the proposed operating model

3. Conduct financial feasibility

4. Conduct a market scan to identify potential operators for the PNG CWT.

The consultancy firm must have experience in the following areas:

  1. Demonstrated experience in the technical and vocational education sector
  2. Expertise on gender and private sector
  3. Local presence and knowledge of PNG context
  4. Record of successfully delivered similar business plan assessments in PNG and the Pacific Region
  5. Familiarity with the IFC, multilateral development banks, and private sector approaches to development
  6. Flexible, responsive, and client-oriented; ability to work in teams and across boundaries and in cross-cultural environments
  7. Good interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to lead and leverage internal and external relationships to conduct this work effectively face to face or virtually
  8. Excellent English writing and communication skills and good attention to detail

Interested firms are invited to submit expressions of interest. For full details please refer to the REOI document, which can be accessed here.

Interested consulting firms that meet the criteria are encouraged to apply by COB 27 June 2022 via the World Bank’s wbgeconsult2 website, selection number 1281536.

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