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Welcome to IOD PARC
Trade Advocacy Fund Management, DFID
6th March 2012
This fund focuses on providing support to developing countries to defend their interests and advocate for change within the global trading system. TAF support will be available over the next four years to governments from the Least Developed Countries, Low Income Countries and the Regional Economic Communities and aims to develop their capacity to participate more effectively in trade negotiations and resolve trade disputes.
TAF will support this outcome by providing access to high quality analysis and advice; training and development for negotiators; and resources to sustain their participation in trade negotiations. This will be achieved by contracting the services of third party service providers. Services will be of a specialised nature and high quality will be paramount. Service providers will be registered, according to their qualifications, on the TAF Service Provider Database. Only registered service providers (firms, organisations and individuals) will be eligible to participate under TAF's procurement opportunities.
TAF is currently recruiting in the following areas:
- Individual Consultants and Consultancy Firms interested in providing Trade Related Services under TAF. Consultancy Firms are expected to include law firms, training institutes, universities, think tanks, and other for-profit or not-for-profit organisations with relevant capability to undertake fee-for-service contracts on behalf of TAF.
- Individual Consultants to provide Coaching Support to grant applicants. These types of interventions will focus on working with TAF applicants to review/develop trade negotiations management and capacity building strategies and, if appropriate, identifying and articulating short and longer-term needs for technical, legal and logistical support through TAF and other capacity building modalities. TAF Coaching Support will be of short term duration, typically a maximum duration of 3-6 weeks, including potential field work.
More details of the Fund and how it can be accessed are provided on the DFID website.