Issue Date: February 27, 2012
Submission Date: March 15, 2012
Women’s World Banking (WWB) is seeking proposals from qualified microfinance consultants to support the preparation of the 10th Annual WWB Microfinance and the Capital Markets Conference to take place in October 2012.
About Women’s World Banking
WWB is an international microfinance support organization and network of 39 microfinance institutions in 27 countries. The mission of WWB is to expand the economic assets, participation and power of low-income women and their households by helping them access financial services, knowledge and markets.
About the Project
The 10th Annual WWB “Microfinance and the Capital Markets Conference” will focus on current investment and social performance themes in the microfinance sector. This conference is part of WWB’s continuing efforts to build awareness of developments and investment opportunities in microfinance. WWB pioneered the concept of convening microfinance institutions, investors, rating agencies, bankers and industry players and providing them with a forum to network and discuss opportunities and challenges facing the industry with its first capital markets conference in 2001.
WWB’s Capital Markets Conference brings together more than 300 participants from around the world, including one of the largest and most regionally diverse representations of MFI leaders of any microfinance event. This year marks the conference’s 10th anniversary, and WWB is seeking to organize a forward-looking conference that builds on WWB’s research and innovation work and focuses on trends and opportunities for serving women in the next decade.
Objectives & Responsibilities
The consultant will take the lead on development of the conference content, including research on emerging themes in the sector, development of the conference agenda, coordination of panels and special events, development of outreach and communications strategy and materials, management of relationships with key stakeholders, and coordination of conference evaluation. Specific responsibilities include:
Duration of Consultancy
The consultant will be procured for the period of March-October 2012 with an estimated 30 billable days, subject to negotiation with the consultant.
Location of Work
The consultant may either be based in New York or work remotely; however, consultant will be required to be in New York for days of conference.
Applicants must demonstrate the ability to:
Please submit cover letter, resume, professional references, and fee requirements and structure to email@example.com no later than 5:00pm EST, March 15, 2012. In the subject line please write: “RFP: Senior Consultant for WWB Capital Markets Conference” and the WWB JOB#.
Applicants can submit their question(s) in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include in the e-mail subject line “Questions: RFP: Senior Consultant for WWB Capital Markets Conference” and the WWB JOB#. This RFP does not guarantee or commit WWB to proceeding with the above described work.
Women’s World Banking is an equal employment opportunity for all regardless of race, color, citizenship, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, veteran or reservist status or any other category protected by federal, state or local law.