RFQ: Country Registration Services

RFQ: Country Registration Services

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RFQ Number: CNFA-MAD-01

Issuance Date: March 15, 2018

Deadline for Questions: March 19, 2018

Deadline for Offers: March 22, 2018 10 am Eastern Standard Time, United States

Description: Country Registration Services

For: F2F Project

Funded By: United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

Implemented By: CNFA

Point of Contact: Christian Schunk, Sr. Director of Operations, Compliance & Contracts  cschunk@cnfa.org


1.  Introduction: The USAID-support Farmer-to-Farmer (F2F) Program combines volunteer consultancies with highly skilled local staff to deliver technical assistance and business development services to farmer organizations, and agricultural MSMEs. Our volunteer consultants are U.S. citizens (or permanent U.S. residents) and comprised of farmers, agribusiness professionals, cooperatives managers, bankers, agricultural educators, and others with expertise in agriculture.  The primary goal of the F2F program is to generate rapid, sustainable, broad-based economic growth in the agricultural sector; the secondary goals is to increase the American public’s understanding of international development issues and programs as well as international understanding of the US and US development programs.

In anticipation of implementing the F2F Program in Madagascar beginning in 2018, CNFA seeks legal assistance in registering as an NGO in country.

Offerors are responsible for ensuring that their offers are received by CNFA in accordance with the instructions, terms, and conditions described in this RFQ.  Failure to adhere to instructions described in this RFQ may lead to disqualification of an offer from consideration.

 2.  Offer Deadline and Protocol: Offers must be received by no later than 10am, Eastern Standard Time, U.S., March 22, 2018. Please reference the RFQ number in any response to this RFQ. Offers received after the specified time and date will be considered late and will be considered only at the discretion of CNFA. Offers must be submitted by email at cschunk@cnfa.org

 3. Questions: Questions regarding the technical or administrative requirements of this RFQ may be submitted by no later than 10am Eastern Standard Time, U.S., March 19, 2018 by email to cschunk@cnfa.org. Questions must be submitted in writing; phone calls will not be accepted. Questions and requests for clarification—and the responses thereto—that CNFA believes may be of interest to other offerors will be circulated to all RFQ recipients who have indicated an interest in bidding.

Only the written answers issued by CNFA will be considered official and carry weight in the RFQ process and subsequent evaluation. Any verbal information received from employees of CNFA or any other entity should not be considered as an official response to any questions regarding this RFQ.

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CNFA GDPR Readiness Consultant

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Project Description:

Starting on May 25, 2018, the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will go into effect. This new Regulation, created by the European Commission, intends to strengthen data protections for EU nationals and increases the obligations of organizations that interact with personal information of EU nationals. CNFA’s objective is to meet all applicable GDPR requirements before May 25, 2018. 


Position Summary

CNFA’s GDPR Readiness Consultant will be responsible for all development and implementation of GDPR requirements. The GDPR Readiness Consultant will guide, advise on, and develop new policies and procedures through data mapping, conducting a gaps analysis, drafting policy content, and training to support CNFA in ensuring GDPR compliance before the May 25, 2018 deadline.   

Principle Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work with and advise CNFA on GDPR requirements, and assess compliance gaps and risks;
  • Develop schedule and track compliance progress including issue and risk management;
  • Draft content to develop policies and procedures to ensure compliance with GDPR requirements;
  • Deliver training to CNFA HQ staff on new GDPR regulation and how to maintain GDPR compliance;
  • Keep up to date with GDPR guidance and enforcement;
  • Report on GDPR compliance progress to executive leadership, and other units, as required;
  • Proactively raise trends, potential threats, concerns or other information with the COO and the Awards and Compliance Unit.
  • Other duties as assigned. 

Desired Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree;
  • 5+ years of experience in project management/ audit/ compliance/ information security;
  • Experience with GDPR Privacy and Governance, security governance services, and data protection practices;
  • Data privacy experience (working globally with EU policies);
  • CISSP/CIPP/CIPM/CIPT Certification preferred;
  • Ability to complete multiple, simultaneous projects with minimal supervision and prioritize incoming work appropriately;
  • English language proficiency;
  • Demonstrated problem solving, data analysis, and mapping skills;
  • Good organization, self-motivation, and project management skills. 

Application Instructions:

Interested applicants are requested to submit their CV; a cover letter summarizing the individuals’ capacity to implement the required tasks; and an indication of estimated level of effort to complete the required tasks. 

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against individuals on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or protected veteran status. CNFA takes affirmative action in support of its policy to advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.