This Request for Expression of Interest (REOI) follows the General Procurement Notice for this Project that appeared on the African Development Bank Group’s Internet Website(www.afdb.org) 12th August 2022.
The International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA) has received financing from the African Development Fund toward the cost of the Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) Phase II and intends to apply part of the agreed amount for this grant to payments under the contract for TAAT Orange Fleshed Sweet Potato (OFSP) Value Chain Technology Transfer Officer who will be based in one of TAAT and CIP priority countries in Sub-Sahara Africa (Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Uganda).
The Consultant will be a member of the OFSP Compact Team and will assist in the identification of business partners in each country in which TAAT will be implemented and provide expertise necessary for successful implementation of value chain compact activities, in close collaboration with country value chain implementation teams. Specifically, he/she will coordinate the development of TAAT technologies adoption work plans in each country; together with country leaders and Value Chain Specialist, assist in the identification of business partners in each country in which TAAT will be implemented; provide expertise necessary for successful implementation of value chain compact activities, in close collaboration with country value chain implementation teams; assist in the preparation of food technology outreach campaigns in each country of implementation; provide expertise in approaches necessary to deploy technologies, according to the defined target areas, mobilizing all actors across the value chain; facilitate the implementation of the value chain activities in all target countries and participate in the monitoring of progress made towards achieving value chain and TAAT-set goals; provide technical and business support to all value chain public and private sector partners in each participating country and ensure that they are fully and actively engaged; work with Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) to ensure that capacity is built in all needed areas for various stakeholders within the value chain; work with young Agripreneurs in each country of implementation through demonstration and training, in close collaboration with the ENABLE-TAAT Compact; ensure that quarterly and annual consolidated technical and financial reports for the Compact are prepared and submitted to the value chain coordinator office on schedule; carry out any other duties as may be assigned by the Value Chain Specialist and/or Institutional Management Office to meet the objectives of the value chain.
The selected consultant will report to the Coordinator OFSP Compact and his/her assignment shall be for an initial period of One (1) year and subject to renewal with satisfactory performance. The consultant is expected to commence work 1st November 2023.
The selected candidate should possess a master’s degree in Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Marketing, Business Administration, Food Technology, Supply Chain Management, or a closely related field to the value chain; minimum of 5-6years of professional work experience, with at least 1yearof experience in value chain development or products development, preferably in sub-Saharan Africa; relevant work experience in agribusiness management, Agri processing, supply chain management (experience with projects that link farmers to the market will be an added advantage); work experience in product development at the industrial level will be an added advantage; experience in projects involved in public-private partnerships; excellent communication and interpersonal skills; strong written and verbal communication skills in English. In addition, good working knowledge of French is preferred; demonstrated ability to write, publish, and disseminate technical reports, success stories, and promotional materials; ability to work in a multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional, and multi-cultural environment.
How to apply
CIP now invites eligible individual consultants to indicate their interest in providing these services by visiting the following link: https://www.cipotato.org/open-vacancies/ . Interested consultants must upload at the link, information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services (including their detailed CV and letter of motivation detailing past related experience similar to this assignment.).
Eligibility criteria, establishment of the short-list and the selection procedure shall be in accordance with the African Development Bank’s Procurement Framework, October 2015, which is available on the Bank’s website at https://www.afdb.org/en/projects-and-operations/procurement/new-procurement-policy
Expressions of interest should be delivered to the link https://www.cipotato.org/open-vacancies/ on or before 29th September 2023.
Any offer made with regards to this vacancy is conditional to the formal approval of the selected candidate by African Development Bank Group’s
This consultancy will NOT work or have contact with children and/or vulnerable adults
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CIP is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified women are particularly encouraged to apply