|تاریخ ختم:||2019-05-20-(3 هفته مانده)|
|جنسیت:||مرد یا زن|
|کارفرما:||Afghanaid | درباره Afghanaid|
|تجربه کاری:||minimum of seven ’ experience in market asse سال|
The Consultant must be suitably qualified and experienced. Key skills experience and competencies are outlined below.
Afghanaid’s strengthening Raising of domestic Animals and livelihoods Welfare Project (TRAW) is a three year project implemented with a generous funding from Brooke. The overall goal of the project is to improve the animal health and livestock-related livelihoods and productivity for 4 000 livestock owners. The goal will be achieved by improving the quality of veterinary care improving awareness among communities about importance of animal health and availability of the animal health services and strengthening livestock owners’ livelihoods in the targeted districts. The primary beneficiaries of the project are 4000 poor and vulnerable women and men in Nili and khider districts in Daykundi province. Livelihood strengthening activities for 4 000 men and women will increase household purchasing power and reduce vulnerability to food insecurity. The targeted livestock owners will have greater capacity to care for their animals through increased household income and access to animal health services via VFUs. Livelihood activities for women will increase recognition of their role in livestock livelihoods and contribute to their economic and social empowerment. When women are seen to contribute to household income they are more respected by other family and community members. As a result they have greater influence in family and community decisions and over their lives
The project has the following components:
1: Livelihood strengthening through productive inputs as well as livelihood skills development financial management livestock owner groups.
2: Quality animal health and welfare services: Paravets inducted in Brooke’s animal health mentoring framework livestock owners trained on appropriate animal health and welfare practices and livestock owners have improved access to animal health services.
3: Livestock owners have improved livelihoods and access to market: livestock owners receive livelihood training and support livestock owner Groups established and trained and linkages formed with key market actors and professional associations.
2. The Consultancy Assignment
As per the STRAW project proposal and implementation plan an external market assessment consultancy is planned in order to determine the most feasible profitable and appropriate livelihood skills and activities for women and men in Daykundi province of Afghanistan.
For this purpose Afghanaid intends to commission an enterprise development and value chain expert specialised in STRAW project to conduct this assessment. The study aims to identify the main animal products cash crops or services (agro or non-agro) women and men can produce or provide the scope of marketing and availability of required skills and input support needed for successful project implementation that would contribute to income generation livelihood diversification and/or small enterprise development amongst women and men. The consultancy is supposed to support Afghanaid to gain a holistic understanding of the existing demand and supply in the targeted provinces to identify in which areas imported supply can be replaced by local production with a value added by women and to ensure that there is enough market absorption capacity for the livelihood skills offered to project participants.
The final report will help Afghanaid introduce skills that will help women and men engage in profitable small businesses strengthen and diversity their livelihoods and contribute to increased household resilience through better response to the local demand. It will facilitate the development of appropriate design of project interventions with community involvement and a market-oriented approach. It will also enable Afghanaid to work with livestock owner group which are including female and men producer to improve their existing market access strategies.
The geographical coverage of this assessment consists of 2 districts in Daykundi province (Nili and Kheder).
2.2 Key Objectives of the Consultancy
The Consultant commissioned to conduct the market assessment and Afghanaid are jointly responsible for choosing the methods that are most appropriate; including appropriateness to the context and beneficiaries of the project intervention. The Consultant will be required to submit a draft methodology s/he plans to use together with his/her Expression of Interest.
Among guiding principles of this consultancy assignment will be inclusiveness; listening and respecting views and opinions of all stakeholders at all levels including Afghan women in project areas. Both secondary and primary data need to be used in the study.
Important steps in the assessment are:
The following qualitative tools are recommended:
Potential respondents to meet during the field survey may include but are not limited to the following:
4. Contractual and Reporting Obligations
The Consultant will report directly to the Project Manager who is the Commissioning Manager of the Consultancy. The Commissioning Manager is responsible for the recruitment and briefing of the Consultant and will be the point of contact within the commissioning organisation for the duration of the assessment. The Commissioning Manager or an Afghanaid representative appointed by here will also provide logistic and technical support to the Consultant.
The key deliverable of the consultancy is the drafting of a report incorporating an executive summary data and its analysis a list of most profitable and appropriate businesses with a set of recommendations and conclusion. The report will be submitted in draft form and will be finalised after incorporating feedback from Afghanaid and other relevant stakeholders. The report should present major findings analysing secondary and primary data according to the objectives of this consultancy.
The final report needs to include one section for each of the targeted district separately considering the local context of each of the district separately and needs to be a substantial document that a) answers all the elements of the Call of Expression of Interest and b) provides findings and conclusions that are based on robust and transparent evidence. Where possible the Consultant is encouraged to triangulate data sources so that findings are as robust as possible.
An integral part of the report will be an appendix with a list of all interviewed respondents with their contact details titles and organisations and recommended areas of cooperation/coordination (if applicable). The report will also include an annex with methodology used and this Call for Expression of Interest.
The Consultant will submit the draft final report to the Commissioning Manager within ten days after the field work has been completed. The final report should be prepared within two days after receiving Afghanaid’s comments on the draft report.
The Consultant will be required to complete the work over a proposed period of 23 working days as outlined in the table below. The resource person will indicate the in the proposal the exact number of days s/he proposes for each activity to be discussed and agreed with Afghanaid.
The Consultant will need to be available around the second half of August to start the study.
Review of documents
livelihood and data from secondary sources; development of methodology and agreement with Afghanaid detailed planning of survey formats meetings etc.
Number of Days: 2
Drafting methodology and inception report
Preparing assessment methodology and inception report
Number of Days:1
Meetings with stakeholders; debriefing with the Head Office team
Number of Days: 17
Number of Days:3
The total duration of the study will be agreed upon by jointly by Afghanaid and the Consultant upon receiving his/her Expression of Interest containing a detailed proposed methodology a work plan and the Consultant’s professional fee. Afghanaid will provide necessary logistical support including transport accommodation and board. The cost of these must not be included in the proposed fee of the Consultant.
طریقه ارسال درخواستی
Your expression of interest must reach us by COB on 20th May 2019 clearly marked EoI: Market Assessment mailed to [email protected]