Canadian Trade and Investment Facility For Development – Pool of Experts

Consultants, Short-Term
Asia-Pacific Region & Canada
Commensurate with Experience 
Job stage: Immediate Opportunity Wage: Commensurate with Experience
Position Type: Consultants, Short-Term
Closing On: 07/31/2021
Posted: 08/21/2018
Country: Asia-Pacific Region & Canada

About Us

With more than 30 years of experience, Cowater International is Canada’s global leader in management consulting services specializing in international development. We have managed the implementation of over 800 projects in more than 80 countries around the globe for clients such as DFID, DFAT Australia, the World Bank and Global Affairs Canada. We work with governments, partner organizations, communities and civil society to design and implement sustainable solutions that generate lasting social, economic and environmental impacts. Our adaptive approach to management has led to our award-winning work and recognition as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies in 2017 and 2018. Headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, Cowater also has corporate offices in Montreal, Quebec, Paris, France, Pretoria, South Africa, and London, United Kingdom, Nairobi, Kenya in addition to project offices in a wide variety of other locations across Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia.

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Project Summary

Cowater is currently seeking service providers (mainly organizations & companies) to register in the Pool of Consultants who are interested to undertake technical assistance carried out by the Canadian Trade and Investment Facility for Development (CTIF). CTIF is a seven-year project launched in September 2018. CTIF will support priority trade and investment related capacity building and policy reforms that have a high potential to reduce poverty in developing countries in the Asia Pacific. CTIF is a demand-driven mechanism that will respond to local beneficiaries’ needs through implementation of mandates/projects.

Programming Categories

The Facility will focus on the following programming categories:

Category 1 – Trade and Regional Integration

Category 2 – Inclusive trade and investment policy development and implementation

Category 3 – Business Services and other Service Sectors Development

Category 4 – Infrastructure Development

Category 5 - Financial Sector Development

Category 6 – Trade and Gender

Category 7 – Trade and Sustainable Development/Climate Change


Indicative technical assistance initiatives will include, but are not limited to:

  • Advisory support
  • Trainings
  • Study tours
  • Policy research
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Institutional development

Key stakeholders

The main project beneficiaries are regional institutions, national and local governments that are engaged in trade and investment policy reforms that promote inclusive growth and civil society organizations and firms that are expected to benefit from these reforms. Beneficiaries are located in ODA-eligible Asia Pacific countries. Currently, eligible countries include:

Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, Cook Islands, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Kiribati, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nauru, Nepal, Niue, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Wallis and Futuna.


Individual project duration will depend on approved applications from beneficiaries and could take from one week to a year.


Candidates must be eligible to work in Canada or be a registered entity in Canada.

We thank you for your interest in building a better tomorrow with Cowater International.