Short-Term Assignment

Review and Reformulation of the Rules and Regulations Governing the Samoa Institute of Directors

Samoa Governance Support Programme 

Location: Remote work

Est. Date: Dec 2020


Seeking: A firm or other organisation or individual of international standing in the field of legislative review and reformulation, preferably experience in Samoa or a country with similar governance and legislative processes and intuitions.

Programme Background

Adam Smith International (ASI) manages the Samoa Governance Support Programme (SGSP), which is funded by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). Established in 2016, SGSP works with the Government of Samoa (GoS) to achieve two objectives: to develop and strengthen policies and institutions that enable sustainable and inclusive economic growth, especially private sector-led growth; and to improve economic governance by addressing issues that affect underlying public sector capability and performance. 

Aim of the Assignment

The Project will review and reformulate the rules and regulations of the Samoa Institute of Directors (SID) to bring them into line with the latest relevant legislation.

The principal objectives of the Project are to:

  1. Consistent with the Institute’s mission, review and reformulate the rules and regulations of the SID to bring them into line with the latest relevant legislation.
  2. Examine the degree to which the structure and staffing of the Institute is suited to the reformulated rules and regulations and, if necessary, make recommendations for change.
  3. Produce a clear and succinct written statement of the revised roles and functions of the Institute for distribution to members.

Length of assignment and forms of support.

The length of the assignment will be 15 days. All work will be done ‘remotely’

Consultant selection will be based on the following criteria:

  1. Work experience: Experience of legislative analysis that is clearly relevant – in terms of substantive technical content, scope, and level(s) – to the work outlined in these TOR. This should include clear and strong evidence of substantial experience of drafting of rules and regulations and guidelines, preferably pertaining to organisations like the SID.
  2. Country experience: relevant legislative review and reformulation experience, preferably in Samoa or a country with similar corporate governance and legislative processes and institutions.
  3. Qualifications: A bachelor of laws and admission to practice as a solicitor or barrister in an Asia-Pacific regional jurisdiction or equivalent qualifications.
  4. Analytical capability: The consultant should be capable of analysing complex problems, evaluating the quality of different types of data, and producing practical and workable solutions.
  5. Performance under pressure: A consistent record of producing outstanding performance under pressure and of working with senior government counterparts.
  6. Judgement and mediation: The ability to make independent judgments and to lead discussion, develop consensus on sometimes difficult and controversial issues, and to balance and mediate multiple stakeholder expectations and objectives.
  7. Knowledge and skill transfer: The ability to convey effectively his/her own knowledge and skills to others.
  8. Written and oral communication capabilities: It is essential that the consultant possesses the ability to express complex ideas – both in writing and orally – clearly and in plain English to a variety of audiences, including government officials, community groups, entrepreneurs, donors, and other professionals. Short-listed candidates may be required to provide examples of their written work.
  9. Interpersonal and intercultural skills: Excellent interpersonal and intercultural skills and the ability to manage questions of national and organizational culture skilfully and to build effective and harmonious working relations with clients and counterparts.
  10. Multiple reporting: The consultant should also be able to work effectively in a matrix management structure or one that has multiple lines of reporting.

 How to apply

Interested applicants are requested to submit their CV and a one-page covering note or an EOI from firms and organisations in an email with the subject “SID Rules & Regulations” to Programme Manager, Unfortunately, due to high application volume, only short-listed applicants will be contacted. A

Applications close 27 November 2020.

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