Newsletter No.2 – Survive the Junk Status

Introduction

Beta

The beta version of ThinkWorkers continues, and is more important given -Junk Status South Africa

Official launch on the 2 January 2017 (i.e. you will start paying to receive this newsletter).

In the last week, the focus was on expanding the number of sources that we scan for opportunities. The retrieval system we are developing seems to be handling the expanded number of sources fairly well. This week we will continue to add new sources. To see our first edition, visit this link.

The beta price remains R 100-00 for annual  membership in 2018.

We also testing icons:

  • = briefing session

~ = remote jobs

A bit experimental, but it makes sense.

Junk Status in South Africa | Remote Work Everywhere

The second edition of ThinkWorkers has a defining feature – remote jobs. Do these jobs for clients all over the world, from wherever you happen to be.

Junk status South Africa

The news of South Africa entering ‘junk status’ is not unexpected. The opportunities presented below provide some insights into the stories making headlines. State owned enterprises are seeking assistance with marketing and understanding public perceptions, as is the South African Revenue Service (SARS). One of the more important and interesting tenders is the Smart People’s Port Study. The initiative aims to introduce systems and procedures that bring greater technological usage into the management of ports. The buzzwords “Big Data” and “Internet of Things (IoT)” apply.

Remote Work

As these reforms unfold, this edition of ThinkWorkers shows that the world of work is changing. Several of the jobs are remote jobs for international agencies. A remote job is a job that can be performed anywhere – it does not require being at a physical workplace, with the Internet being the means for communication and delivery of work outputs. This is of importance.

So what?

Hopefully South Africa’s ‘junk status’ is short-lived. If it continues, consultants will face two challenges:

  • Less available work as government and other organisations adjust to an environment of lower economic growth;  and
  • Fees for projects are unlikely to increase, or increase at a lower rate.

I have been here already, after the global financial crises. My response in 2008 and 2009 was to accept lower fees, and try to diversify the projects I was working on.

In 2017 and 2018, my response is going to be different.

  1. ThinkWorkers is here and provides me with a way to scan opportunities quickly. (Hint: You rather spend R 100-00 now, and get the deal). -ms-text-size-adjust: 100%;-webkit-text-size-adjust: 100%;color: #2BAADF;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;”>Pay Now
  2. Improve communication and visibility. Huge challenge because I am really not comfortable with self-promotion. Learning to do this better, and will share with you.

Opportunity RoundUp

Research

CUSTOMER SATISFACTION SURVEY: ESKOM

Closing Date / Time: 29 November 2017 at 10:00

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT: KOUGA LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

Closing Date / Time: 18 DECEMEBER 2017 @ 12:00

Foundations Research Consultancy | UNHCR ~

29 November 2017

UNHCR – Evaluation Surge Consultants

4 December 2017

Port Engineering- Smart Peoples Port Study | TRANSNET

Closing Date / Time: 12 December 2017 @12:00pm

AA survey to gauge public opinion on tax compliance

Closing Date / Time: 12 December 2017 at 11:00am

CITIZENS REPORT | North West Provincial Government

Closing Date: 18/01/2018 Time: 11: 00

GDN is looking to empanel freelance professional translators, professional copy editors and professional proofreaders on a yearly, rolling basis.

No closing date specified

READVERTISEMENT Obstacle Survey and Intrument Landing Procedures | Airports Company

Closing date: 8 December 2017

Survey of B-BEE Compliance in Tourism Sector

Closing Date / Time: 15/12/2017 at 11H00

Service provider to review the remuneration of the Public Office Bearers in the Judiciary sectors *

Closing Date / Time: 18/12/2017 @11:00

Consultancy – Child Protection Specialist to support the child protection response in the context of ‘Children Affected by Migration’ in Europe and Central Asia

Protection Specialist to support the child protection response in the context of ‘Children Affected by Migration’ in Europe and Central Asia. 6 months contract

Monitoring and Evaluation

GDN -Principal Evaluator/Evaluation Team

Completed proposals must be submitted by 1 December 2018.

Consultancy Cash Transfer Programming Outcomes Analysis: Food For Peace Response to the Ebola crisis – Cash Learning Project

Closes: 13 December 2017

Real-time evaluation of Open Budget Survey Dissemination Strategy

Tuesday, December 5, 2017, 5pm EST.

Mid-­‐term evaluation of the implementation of the AIHRC strategic plan 2014-­‐2018. (Afghanistan)

28 November 2017.

Finance and Auditing

Survey to gauge public opinion on tax compliance Name of Institution: SARS

Closing Date / Time: 12 December 2017 at 11:00am

SUPPLY AND DELIVERY OF MUNICIPAL ACCOUNTS | Oudtshoorn

Closing Date / Time: 01 DECEMBER 2017 AT 12HOO

PROVISION OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND PAYMENT SERVICES FOR COMMUNITY PATROLLERS IN GAUTENG *

Closing Date / Time: 08/12/2017 @ 11:00

Provision of Professional Services to Address the Auditor General South Africa’s Findings and Recommendations

Closing: 28 November 2017

Internal Audit Tender | Elangeni TVET College *

Closing Date / Time: 14 December 2017

APPOINTMENT OF A SERVICE PROVIDER FOR ASSESSMENT AND VALUATION OF THE LEGACY REHABILITATION LIABILITY COST | ALEXKOR *

Closing Date / Time: 08/12/2017 11:00am

Provision of Municipal Financial Management Programme: Nyandeni Local Municipality

Closing Date / Time: 1 December 2017 @ 12:00 pm

Feasibility for Complementary Delivery Mechanism for CBNRM in Botswana

Closing: 1 December 2017

APPOINTMENT OF A SERVICE PROVIDER FOR PUBLIC SECTOR INVOICE DISCOUNTING | SEFA *

Closing Date / Time: 15/12/2017 11:00am

SERVICE PROVIDER TO PERFORM PERIODIC VAT SAVINGS REVIEW FOR SEFA.

Closing Date / Time: 15/12/2017 11:00am

transactional advisor to undertake a feasibility study for the establishment of a Refugee Processing Centre : Home Affairs *

Closing: 15 December 2017 / 11:00am

Internal Audit: Playhouse Company

Closing Date / Time: 18/01/2018

IMPLEMENTATION OF GRAP | TAUNG

Closing Date / Time:02 JANUARY 2018 12:00PM

RFI – External auditors for Local soapies

Closes: 22 December 2017

Compilation of the 2017/2018 GRAP Compliant Financial Statements | Taung

Closing Date / Time: 08/12/2017 / 12:00

Provision of a Co-sourced Internal Audit Services – SAHRA/CEO/01/11/2017 – SAHRA Website

The South African Heritage Resources Agency (SAHRA) hereby invites suitably qualified and experienced service providers to submit quotations for the provision of a co-sourced Internal Audit Services for a period of thirty six (36) months.
Closes: 8 December 2017

Management Consulting

Develop CETA occupational qualifications

Closing Date / Time: 31/01/2018 @11:00am

Shortlisting and Selection Panel Members

Assess the technical and financial aspects of Africa Short Course tender submissions;
Assist with the selection of candidates for the Short Course Awards, Master’s Degree Scholarships and Post-Doctoral Fellowships.
Closes: 10 December 2017

ICT4D Support Assignment Duration: 1 month with the possibility of extension for 3 more months

November 30, 2017

CONSULTANCY SERVICES FOR VARIOUS INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS IN THE EASTERN CAPE PROVINCE | COEGA *

Closing Date / Time: 08/12/2017 @ 12:00am

Establish, implement and facilitate business incubation services at the Manyeleti Tourism Incubator | National Tourism

Closing Date / Time: 07/12/2017 at 11H00

Provide business support services on the business consultancy services voucher programme to the NYDA : NYDA

Closing Date: 19 January 2018 / Time: 11h00

Business Contituity and Disaster Recovery Services for a period of 3 years: Council for Medical Schemes

Closing Date / Time: 18 December 2017

Supply and implement a contract and matter management system: Mining Qualifications Authority

Closing Date / Time: 18/12/2017 at 11:00

PANEL OF SERVICE PROVIDERS TO BE APPOINTED AS ADMINISTRATORS *

Closing Date / Time: 15/12/2017 AT 11:00AM

Business Case and Transition to Independent Economic Regulator Model * | DWS

Closing date: 14 Dec 2017

Capacity building interventions | COGTA *

Closing Date / Time: 15 December 2017 @ 11h00

APPOINTMENT FOR PROJECT MANAGEMENT OF SKILLS DEVELOPMENT FUNDING

Closing Date / Time: 07 December 2017 at 11h00

Marketing and Communication

Communication specialist M&E Zambia | PARTICIP

1 December 2017

MANAGEMENT OF THE 2018 GAUTENG PREMIER’S SERVICE EXCELLENCE AWARDS *

Closing Date / Time: 15/12/2017 @ 11:00

PRODUCING AND DISTRIBUTING AN EMPLOYEE MONTHLY NEWSLETTER : City of Johannesburg

Closing Date / Time: 6 NOVEMBER 2017

Marketing and Media/Communication and Services | Umvoti Local Municipality

Closing Date / Time: 12-00AM

MEDIA PLACEMENT SERVICES FOR TRANSNET PIPELINES

Closing Date / Time: 12 December 2017 at 10h00

Marketing and Media/Communication and Services| Umvoti Local Municipality

Closing date – unclear

ADVERTISING SERVICER | TRANSNET

Closing Date / Time: 12 December 2017 at 10h00

Recruitment and Staff Development

Qualification Check for a Period of 36 Months- SAHRA/HR/02/11/2017 – SAHRA Website

The South African Heritage Resources Agency (SAHRA) hereby invites suitably qualified service providers to submit proposals and quotations to conduct qualification verification for a period of 36 months. Download Attachments. Closes: 1 December 2017

RECRUITMENT AGENCY TO PROVIDE AD-HOC TEMPORARY APPOINTMENTS | SOUTH AFRICAN NATIONAL ROADS AGENCY

Closing Date / Time: 05 DECEMBER 2017 AT 14H00

Credit and Pre-Employment Verification Services | PPECB

Closing Date / Time: 07/12/2017/

Legal

INVITATION TO REGISTER ON THE IRBA PANEL OF ATTORNEYS DATABASE *

Closing Date / Time: 15/12/2017 12:00pm

Fixed Fee Agency Agreements to assist Legal Aid Clients in Certain Identified Courts

Closing Date / Time: 11/01/2018-11H00

PANEL OF SERVICE PROVIDERS TO FACILIATE CONFLICT RESOLUTION PROCESS FOR TRADITIONAL COMMUNITIES: KZNCOGTA *

Closing Date / Time: 15 DECEMBER 2017 AT 11:00AM

PANEL OF ATTORNEYS | CETA*

Closing Date / Time: 31/01/2018 @11:00am

PANEL OF LEGAL PRACTITIONERS | TETA

Closing Date / Time: 14 December 2017 at 11h00

Panel of legal service | RTMC

Closing Date / Time: 12 December 2017 @ 11h00am (unconfirmed)

Panel Of Legal Practitioners And Firms | South African Nuclear Energy Corporation

Closing Date: 13-12-2017

PANEL OF ATTORNEYS | KZN – Housing *

Closing Date / Time: 08 – 12 – 2017

Co-Operation agreements with Legal Aid SA for the provision of civil legal services

Closing: 12 December 2017

PANEL OF ATTORNEYS | NRCS

Closing Date / Time: 15/12/2017 11:00am

Web design and development

Senior Web Developer (Remote) | IRIN

16 December 2017

Communication strategy and new Website of the Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions

Closing: 1 December 2017
Note: To access this opportunity you need to:
1. Go to: http://bit.ly/GANHRITender
2. Use form authentication
2. Login credentials: Username: Tender; Password: NHRI.EU (Forms Authentication) *

RFP: INEE Rebrand and Website Redesign Project | INEE – Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies

30 November 2017

Digital Platform for Sphere Handbook | The Sphere Project

Deadline: 15 December 2017

APPOINTMENT OF SERVICE PROVIDER TO DEVELOP DIGITAL BUSINESS STRATEGY

Closing: 28 November 2017

WORKFLOW MANAGEMENT SOLUTION | SALGA

Closing Date / Time: 08/12/2017

CONTENT MANAGEMENT WEBSITE AND INTRANET SYSTEM|CSOS

Closing Date / Time: 11 December 2017

Integrated Enterprise Architecture for the Department of Mineral Resources *

Closing Date / Time: 15 December 2017

Panel for Graphic Design / Layout | Ekurhuleni

Closing Date / Time: 05 December 2017 at 10:00 am

Training

TRAIN ON EFFECTIVE MINUTE TAKING, REPORT WRITING AND PROJECT ADMINISTRATION : South African Roads Agency

Closing Date / Time: 05 December 2017 at 14h00

Regional SME Trainers Financial Management & Marketing – Vital Voices

Rolling basis until all SME Trainer roles are filled

Lead Self Leadership : ESKOM *

Closing Date / Time: 12/12/2017 at 10H00

ACCREDITATION CAPACITY SUPPORT TEAM (ACST): Human Settlements

Closing Date / Time: 11/12/2017 @11:00

Appointment of accredited training provider to manage the training of data collectors for National Tourism Information and System

Closing Date / Time: 07/12/2017 at 11H00

panel of service providers for training and capacity building of farmers and agricultural co-operatives in Tshwane *

Closing Date / Time: 01 February 2018 @ 10:000

IMPLEMENTING AGENT TO COORDINATE, MANAGE AND EXECUTE PHASE 2 OF THE DIGITAL BUSINESS TOOLKIT | Western Cape

Closing Date / Time: 08 DECEMBER 2017 @ 11:00am

Supplier Registration

Particip GmbH | Supplier Register

Particip GmbH is an independent, internationally-recognised consultancy company. Our services focus on international development and include monitoring and evaluation, capacity and organisational development, technical assistance, policy advice, development of management guidelines at policy, programme and project level, and studies, surveys and analyses and all services covering a broad variety of sectors and themes.

Consultants (Global) | Technoserve

Open application

IT Support

Internal Audit Software

Closing Date / Time: 15/12/2017 at 11:00am

ICT Service Provider Panel | SARS

Closing Date / Time: 08 December 2017

Design, develop and maintain the integrated management information (MIS) for the CETA *

Closing Date / Time: 31/01/2018 @11:00am

IT PLATFORM ADVISORY SERVICES | CEF GROUP

Closing Date / Time: 04 DECEMBER 2017 AT 12:00PM

LABORATORY INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM | GERT SIBANDE DISTRICT MUNICIPALITY

Closing Date / Time: 07/12/2017 AT 12:00

ICT support services| SALGA

Closing Date / Time: 12 December 2017 at 11:00

Support and Maintenance of integrated ACCPAC ERP – SAHRA/FIN/01/11/2017 – SAHRA Website

Closes: 8 December 2017

Writing and Editing

Writing short pieces from January 2018 to December 2019 | IDMC/NRC

1 December 2017 9:00 CET.

Request for offer for framework agreement – Editor | IDMC/NRC

1 December 2017 9:00 CET.