African Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services (AFAAS) is a Continental body that brings National Agricultural Extension and Advisory Services (AEAS) providers in Africa under one umbrella. The AFAAS’ goal is to enhance utilization of improved knowledge and innovations by agricultural value chain actors for improving productivity oriented towards their individual and national development objectives. AFAAS desires to ensure enhanced competency of AEAS providers to enable them better address the increasing needs and demands of various value chain actors. The AFAAS has received a grant from the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) in support of FFS networking and technical support. FAO has provided AFAAS with a grant for a period of one year (PO Number: 342242), to implement the Eastern Africa Field School Support Hub project. For the implementation of the project activities, AFAAS will conduct procurements for goods, consulting and non-consulting services, in accordance with the AFAAS Procurement Management Manual and in compliance with the IFAD Procurement Handbook and IFAD Procurement Guidelines.
Now, AFAAS Is seeking services of an experienced and qualitied Agribusiness Consultant to provide technical assistance and backstopping to the implementation of the FFS investment programmes stated in the Terms of Reference (TORs).
OBJECTIVE OF CONSULTANCY SERVICE:
The main objective of the assignment is to provide technical support and backstopping services to the cascaded implementers of the FFS investment programmes with the objective of transforming them into Farmer Business Schools.
DURATION OF THE ASSIGNMENT
The assignment shall be for initially 30 working days (when actually employed) and may be renewable, based on need, if funding is secured under the FS, satisfactory performance.
QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE
The consultant is expected to have the following set of competencies and academic qualifications which will form the basis for selection of the consultant:
- A university degree in Agricultural discipline (Economics, Agribusiness, Extension, Rural Development), or development related field with at least 10 years of professional experience in the field of agricultural development, small-holder/agro-pastoral development sector;
- A competent FS Master Trainer having conducted at least 3 Trainers of Trainers (TOTs), with at least 5 years of extensive experience in implementing FS programmes;
- Extensive knowledge and direct experience of FS programming and technical backstopping;
- Competence in Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation processes;
- Excellent writing and documentation skills, proven skills on conducting virtual training and information sharing sessions.
Interested qualified and experienced individuals should send their expression of interest (via e-mail) and a comprehensive curriculum vitae (CV), proof of similar experience, together with the names, addresses, e-mail addresses, telephone numbers of three referees. Expressions of interest must be delivered to the address below not later than October 5, 2020, at 10.00 a.m. at the address below or electronically on email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The consultant will be selected based on the “Consultant Qualification Selection (CQS)” procurement method by AFAAS Procurement management manual and IFAD Procurement Handbook (approved in September, 2010). Interested individual(s) may obtain detailed information on the assignment at the address below from 08:00 – 17:00 (local time) latest October 1, 2020.
Dr. Silim M. Nahdy
Executive Director, AFAAS;
Kigobe Road; House No. 26; Minister’s Village;
P.O BOX 34624 Kampala, Uganda;
Email email@example.com copy firstname.lastname@example.org;
Further information may be obtained from AFAAS procurement Unit: email email@example.com and/ or Partnerships Unit: email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Download the full Call and ToR here: