Non-Financial Reporting Standard Assessment Scope of Work (SOW)

Center for International Private Enterprise
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
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  • Posted
    Aug 22

Position description

Non-Financial Reporting Standard Assessment Scope of Work (SOW)

The Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) is seeking Consulting services to assess an existing program focused aimed at enhancing the capacity of the private sector to understand non-financial reporting standards and report on the standards ongoing in the Philippines. The consultant will evaluate the program's effectiveness and develop recommendations for its replication in another ASEAN country. The assessment will be used to develop effective interventions to adapt and implement programming aimed at ensuring the private sector in a selected ASEAN country has increased the capacity of the private sector to understand and effectively implement reporting required by non-financial reporting standard organizations. The program will focus on the specific needs of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs).

The consultant will be responsible for achieving the following objectives:


  • Evaluate the existing nonfinancial reporting standards program implemented in the Philippines.
  • Identify key success factors, challenges, and lessons learned from the Philippine program.
  • Provide recommendations for adapting and replicating the program in a selected ASEAN country.
  • Identify potential partners and stakeholders within the selected ASEAN country to facilitate successful replication.




The assessment will be conducted using a comprehensive methodology designed in consultation with CIPE and will include the following key components:


  • Desk Research: Review relevant documents, reports, and resources related to the existing program's design, implementation, and outcomes.
  • Interviews: Conduct interviews with key stakeholders involved in the Philippine program, including program managers, private sector representatives, regulatory authorities, and civil society organizations.
  • Focus Group Discussions: Organize focus group discussions with representatives from the private sector, regulatory bodies, academia, and other relevant stakeholders to gather diverse perspectives.
  • Benchmarking: Compare the Philippine program with similar initiatives in other countries to identify best practices and potential challenges.


Key Questions for Consultants:


  • How effective has the non-financial reporting standards program been in the Philippines in terms of enhancing private sector compliance and promoting sustainable practices?
  • What are the key components of the program's success, including strategies, resources, and partnerships?
  • What challenges were encountered during the implementation of the program in the Philippines, and how were they addressed?
  • What modifications or adaptations are necessary to ensure successful replication in the selected ASEAN country?
  • What potential partners within the selected ASEAN country can contribute to the program's successful implementation?
  • Who are the relevant stakeholders in the selected ASEAN country, and how can their engagement be maximized to ensure program effectiveness?




  • The consultant should have a strong background in sustainable development, non-financial reporting standards, and knowledge of best practices in the private sector's engagement with non-financial reporting standards.
  • Previous experience in evaluating and designing sustainable development programs, preferably in the ASEAN region, will be highly regarded.
  • Strong research and analytical skills to gather, synthesize, and interpret information from various sources.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills for producing clear and comprehensive assessment reports.
  • Proficiency in written and spoken local languages.
  • Ability to interact with diverse stakeholders, conduct interviews and focus group discussions, and facilitate effective communication.
  • Understanding of cultural nuances within ASEAN countries to ensure effective engagement and adaptation of the program.
  • Effective project management skills to ensure timely completion of the assessment and deliverables.
  • Commitment to free market principles and the ideals of Freedom, Equality, Inclusion, Participation, Prosperity and Growth.
  • Commitment to ethical and professional standards of research and evaluation, including work with potentially vulnerable populations.


About CIPE


The Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) strengthens democracy globally through private enterprise and market-oriented reforms. CIPE is one of the four institutes that make up the National Endowment for Democracy and is affiliated with the United States Chamber of Commerce. Since 1983, CIPE has worked to build the political, market, and civic institutions essential to building democratic societies and private-led economic sectors. CIPE's key programmatic areas include fighting corruption, governance reforms, support for civil society, property rights, economic empowerment of at-risk communities, and opening political space in closed societies.


How to Apply

Please send an application that includes a description of the Consultant’s areas of expertise, a budget for services described in this SOW and an illustrative plan which details the applicant approach and methodology for conducting the assessment to Program Associate, Daniel Pavan (

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