Finance and Economic Expert

Knowledge and Institutional Strengthening for Infrastructure Planning and Sustainable Development for Subregional Integration -Setting-up an Integrated Bamboo Park in Assam and conduct Bamboo Resource Mapping and Value Chain Study in NER (52255-001)
Application deadline closed.
Application deadline closed.

Job Description

• Financial analysis and financial feasibility for Bamboo sector and IBP at macro-level:
o Assess the financial feasibility of the proposed bamboo park. Prepare a spreadsheet based financial model to project aspects such as revenue streams, costs, profitability, net cash flows and payback period, return on Investment (RoI), Internal Rate of Return (IRR), Net Present Value (NPV), etc.
o Assess the risk based on the sensitivity of returns with various input parameters
• Develop an outline of the project financing scheme, along with exploring possibility of developing infrastructure on public–private partnership (PPP) basis for IBP along with a network of aggregation-cum-primary processing centres, and potential for use of value capture financing (VCF) incorporation guidance in project design for value capture of the IBP
• Assist to prepare draft business plan and finalize business plan for the IBP that covers implementation/ action plan with responsibilities, through discussion with central and state governments and key stakeholders to identify major parties, milestones, work streams and interdependencies, along with expected timelines
• Work with the Team Leader and other consultants, and provide inputs for financing requirements for skills development and employment generation- related impact and potential of IBP, including review and confirmation of concept master plan for the IBP in relation to facilities for primary and secondary processing, product development, market potential and forward linkages, and budgetary estimation considered
• Any other task as assigned by the Client/ SBDA-PMU from time to time

Project Description

ADB is providing support to the SBDA, Assam through procurement of a consulting services package (a national consulting firm is to be recruited and administered by ADB adopting simplified consultant consultants’ qualifications selection–SCQS method and acting as Client for the assignment) to develop the backward and forward linkages for the proposed integrated bamboo park. Services of a consulting firm is sought to map the available bamboo resource in NER , study backward and forward linkages, study existing supply chain for bamboo resource, undertake value chain analysis and financial modelling of different components of the value chain at macro-level in context to existing and upcoming value chain, planning for skills development and employment generation impact and potential of the IBP along with a network of aggregation-cum-primary processing centres. The firm will also develop the project concept paper for ADB internal use for management approval purpose.

Screening Criteria 1
Post-Graduation from a recognized university in Finance/ Business Administration or equivalent with professional degree in engineering/ planning/ management/ economics or related fields
Screening Criteria 2
Minimum 10 years of relevant professional experience, including minimum 8 years' experience in financial and economic analysis/ feasibility, financial structuring, financial appraisal of infrastructure investments, value capture financing (VCF), public-private partnership (PPP), etc., is required
Screening Criteria 3
Experience of working with ADB or other MDBs or bilateral development agencies on similar projects is desirable

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