Call for Applications for Framework Contracts: Individual Experts

The Uganda Cities and Infrastructure for Growth (CIG) programme
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Call for Applications for Framework Contracts: Individual Expert

As a flagship initiative of UK Aid, the Department for International Development (DFID) is sponsoring the Uganda Cities & Infrastructure for Growth (CIG) programme, implemented through Cardno Emerging Markets (UK) Ltd. DFID’s mission is to help eradicate poverty in the world’s poorest countries by supporting economic transformation that shifts economic activity into higher productivity sectors to attract investment, growth, and create jobs for women and men. Cities have a key role to play in supporting the structural transformation of economies through the benefits of agglomeration to generate large scale employment. However, poor planning, inadequate governance and environmental damage can lock cities into dysfunctional forms. Urbanisation without reform and modernisation will prevent cities from fulfilling their social and economic potential. CIG recognises that deficits in Uganda’s urban planning and infrastructure development are binding constraints to growth. Lack of reliable and affordable power, water supply and infrastructure connectivity raise costs, reduce competitiveness and hold back investments and job creation.

The Uganda Cities and Infrastructure for Growth (CIG) is a five-year DFID funded programme with the aim of strengthening the management of urban and energy sectors and boost investment into infrastructure in Uganda. In the Ugandan context, given its economic geography, this may include urban centres of varying sizes as well as sub-regions, especially where these are centres of prospective economic growth and where infrastructure may be a key enabling factor. The programme will deliver inclusive economic transformation and growth that is climate resilient and contributes to poverty reduction and economic inclusion of disadvantaged groups.

The Uganda Cities & Infrastructure for Growth (CIG) programme, managed by Cardno Emerging Markets (UK) Ltd, is seeking applications from individual experts to establish a pre-qualified database of highly qualified and experienced consultants through framework contracts in the following four themes/fields: 1) Urban Planning and Development; 2) Infrastructure; 3) Infrastructure Project Preparation and Financing; and 4) Power. The framework contracts database will become a mechanism through which CIG Uganda will be able to swiftly source, contract and mobilise consultants from a list of pre-qualified experts for specific assignments and will reduce the time for sourcing and selecting individual experts. Cardno Emerging Markets will deliver the CIG Uganda programme of projects and activities between 2019 and 2022.

This application process is open to any individual who meets the criteria detailed in the call for applications document and there are no restrictions with regards to nationality or country of residence. Women and locally based individuals are encouraged to apply.

Interested Individual experts can download the call for application document here:

Interested individuals can also request the call for application document at

All applications must be received by no later than 5:00pm UK time on Friday 31 January 2019. Applications and all queries must be submitted directly to

Cardno Emerging Markets is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to Child Protection.

Published on:
December 11, 2018 - 1:55pm
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