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Restricted Procedure: Formulation Mission, including light touch review on existing program, The Danish Gulf of Guinea Maritime Security Program phase 3, 2022-2026 - Ghana and West Africa

Deadline for applications: April 5 2021, at 17.00, Danish time


Maritime crime is a significant threat to seafarers, international trade, and by default sustainable economic growth in the Gulf of Guinea region. About 90 % of the region’s international trade is moving by sea. Having become the world’s piracy hotspot, the area accounts for more than 40 % of all piracy-related incidents and 90 % of all kidnappings at sea in 2020.
In response to the rise in maritime insecurity in the region, the Danish Government, on March 16, 2021, announced the deployment of a Danish Navy vessel to the region. At any given time, an estimated 30+ Danish operated vessels are in the Gulf of Guinea (GoG), making more than 2,600 port calls a year. 
The deployment of a Danish navy vessel strengthens Denmark’s existing efforts to increase maritime security in the Gulf of Guinea region. In phase I of the Gulf of Guinea maritime security program (2016-18), Denmark provided support to the EU Gulf of Guinea Interregional Network (GOGiN) and a port security program though the IMO West Africa Trust Fund.
The current second phase of the program (2019-20) provides continuous support to Gulf of Guinea national and regional maritime security initiatives through the following four engagements:
1) Establishing solid and comprehensive legal responses to maritime threats in Ghana and Nigeria. Implementation partner: UNODC
2) Strengthening strategic approaches to maritime security in Nigeria and Ghana. Implementation partner: UNODC
3) Strengthening regional and national approaches to maritime security in the Gulf of Guinea. Implementation partner: KAIPTC
4) Enhance Maritime Domain Awareness capacities, cooperation and interoperability among West African coastal states. Implemented by the Danish Defence.

The overall objective of the assignment is to conduct a separate Light Touch Review (LTR) of the current Danish Maritime Security Program phase II including recommendations for the formulation of the Danish Maritime Security Program phase III.
Furthermore, to prepare the Danish Maritime Security Program phase III including concluding on final partner selection, drafting of project document (PD), engagement documents (PSED’s) and annexes for the Danish Maritime Security Program starting in Q1, 2022.
The two exercises (review and formulation) will be conducted in an integrated manner and will involve a single field mission to the region covering both exercises. 

Scope of work:
The work of the consultant will be divided into four phases:
1. Conducting the LTR of the current Danish Maritime Security Phase II program including recommendation to be included in the formulation of the phase III program, 2022-2026.
2. Drafting an outline of the Danish Maritime Security Program phase III, based on a context analysis and tentative partner selection.
3. Following review in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs programme committee, full formulation of the project document, development of project engagement documents (PSEDs), annexes and implementing partner agreements.
4. Following an appraisal of the draft programme document, edits, finalization and presentation of the final documents. 
During the full duration of the programme formulation, including the LTR, the consultant must manage the full process.

- Finalising contract and desk study by consultant – April, 2021
- Field mission to the region – May/June, 2021
- Draft report for LTR and formulation – May/June, 2021
- Formulation, appraisal and final completion July-November, 2021
Ideally, the formulation mission to the region will be physical with visits to one or more West African country/-ies. Pending the development of the COVID-19 pandemic, it might be necessary to conduct the mission virtually instead.

Total number of consultancy days are set to 49 days with a maximum contract amount of DKK 500,000. The financial proposal must include the following:
Fees, including any work during the weekends and the missions in addition to the travel time according to Danida contract conditions; 
Costs for international travel, per diem etc. related to the field mission; 
Funds for audit.

Contact point: Embassy of Denmark to Ghana
Thomas Raahauge Norup
+233 (0) 243 400 353