Consultancy to Support Inclusive Capacity Development, Business Incubation along Country Priority Value Chains for Smallholders & Other stakeholders

Consulting Services: Consultancy to Support Inclusive Capacity Development, Business Incubation along Country Priority Value Chains for Smallholders & Other stakeholders
Name of Project: European Union (EU) Funded – OACP (FARA, ASARECA and EAFF)
Activity Ref No: AIRTEA Project/ Activity 3.1 / 2021
Procurement Ref: FARA/OACP/CS/IC/2021/01
Date: Thursday, May 27, 2021

 

  1. The Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) together with the Sub-regional agricultural Research Organizations (SROs) offer a strategic platform that fosters continental and global networking to strengthen the innovation capacities of Africa’s agricultural research system. With its mandate from the AUC to serve as its technical arm on agricultural research and development (AR&D), FARA in collaboration with ASARECA and EAFF have secured resources from the European Union (EU) under the Organization for Africa Caribbean and Pacific (OACP) to Strengthen Agricultural Knowledge & Innovation Ecosystem for Inclusive Rural Transformation & Livelihoods in Eastern Africa.

 

  1. The overall aim of this assignment is to carry out a capacity needs assessment for women and youth in Kenya, Rwanda, and Uganda, as well as identifying major axes for investment.

 

  1. This request for expression of interest aims at engaging a consultant to help identify priority value chains, key stakeholders, and conduct capacity gap assessment, in Kenya, Rwanda, and Uganda.

 

  1. As part of the responsibility, the Consultant will work with the FARA Agribusiness Expert, in collaboration with ASARECA and EAFF to carry out the following functions:
    1. Contribute to the development of an instrument for the identification and validation of stakeholders and priority value chains within the scope of the project.
    2. Undertake a scoping exercise in the Eastern Africa sub-region, to
    3. Identify priority value chains and key stakeholders (guided by the national agricultural plan)
    4. Identify capacity gaps for women and youth in agribusiness.
    5. Harmonize and recommend available materials for addressing the capacity gaps.
    6. Review and analyze country agribusiness frameworks and action plans.
    7. Develop a framework for establishing linkages and agribusiness alliances for increasing profitability and employment opportunities for women and youth in Eastern Africa.
    8. Facilitate a virtual workshop with key partners on reviewing the framework and development of a guideline to establish an agribusiness learning alliance, with its supporting documents.

             The detailed terms of reference are in the link below:

TOR – Support Inclusive Capacity Development, Business Incubation along Country Priority Value Chains for Smallholders

  1. The Executive Director of FARA invites interested consultants to express interest in carrying out this assignment.

 

  1. Consultants interested in this call must provide an Expression of Interest no longer than 10 pages, outlining proposed methodologies, references related to the execution of similar contracts, experience in similar areas or evidence of knowledge and a proposed timeline. Brochures, CV’s, and other supplementary materials submitted shall not be accounted for as part of the 10-page limit.

 

  1. The anticipated period of performance for this consultancy is 16 man-days. This is expected to be fully completed by October 2021.

 

  1. The individual consultant shall be selected based on procedures defined in the Procurement Guidelines of FARA.

 

  1. Interested consultants may obtain further information from FARA’s Agribusiness Expert, Karen Munoko [kmunoko@faraafrica.org] and copy the Procurement Expert, Mr Callistus Achaab [cachaab@faraafrica.org], during the following hours: 9h00 to 15h00 GMT.

Please download the Terms of Reference below for further information on this opportunity.

 

  1. Expressions of Interest should be submitted electronically to recruitment@faraafrica.org and addressed to Dr. Yemi Akinbamijo, Executive Director of FARA, No 9 Flower Avenue, New Achimota, Mile 7, Accra, Ghana, no later than Thursday, 10th June 2021, at 14h00 GMT. Tel: +233 302 772823/744888

 

  1. FARA Affirmative Action Statement on Recruitment: there is no discrimination based on gender race, religion, ethnic orientation, disability, or health status.

 Executive Director of FARA

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