Consultancy- Value Addition & Marketing Assessment of Goat Products Job Career – Farm Africa

Organisation:   Farm Africa
Duty Station:    No fixed
duty station – data collection to take place in Karamoja
Reports To:        Programme Manager – Uganda
About Us
Farm
Africa is an innovative charity that reduces poverty in rural eastern Africa by
helping farmers grow more, sell more and sell for more: we help farmers to not
only boost yields, but also gain access to markets, and add value to their
produce.  We place a high priority on
environmental sustainability and develop approaches that help farmers to
improve their yields and incomes without degrading their natural resources. Our
programmes vary hugely, ranging from helping crops farmers to boost harvests,
livestock keepers to improve animal health and productivity, and forest coffee
growers to reach export markets, but core to all of them is a focus on the
financial sustainability of the farmers’ businesses and environmental
sustainability.
Job Summary:
Farm
Africa Uganda is seeking a consultant or consultancy firm to carry out a Value
Addition & Marketing Assessment of Goat Products for our Livestock for
Livelihoods programme in Karamoja.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
To
investigate the small scale oriented markets (primarily around Karamoja), in
order to identify which value added products (listed in the ToR) have the
highest potential to contribute to increase in women income, and subsequently
provide specific, relevant and reliable advice as to which kind of practical
value addition activities and trainings, business development, market
facilitation and equipment support is needed to jump-start these activities.
L4L is implemented in the following four districts of Karamoja; Moroto, Kotido,
Napak and Nakapirpirit.
Full
details can be found in the Terms
of Reference
for the assignment.



Qualifications,
Skills and Experience:
The
project is looking for a consultant, a firm or a team of consultants with
experience in conducting market assessments of this nature. Applications from
consultants/consultancy firms will be assessed on their ability to demonstrate
the following qualifications and competencies:
Essential
·        
Extensive
experience of market viability assessments and product value-addition
interventions in livelihood projects, particularly in Uganda
·        
Knowledge
of market based approaches to livestock development such as value chain
development, making markets work for the poor (M4P) etc 
·        
Experience
conducting similar studies in Uganda
·        
Bachelor’s
degree in Agriculture Economics, Agribusiness, Agriculture and Rural
Development, Livestock, or other relevant field.
·        
Experience
conducting studies in pastoral regions such as Karamoja
·        
Demonstrable
experience in qualitative and quantitative research methodologies
·        
Strong
analytical, facilitation and communication skills
·        
Excellent
reporting and presentation skills
Desirable
·        
Candidates
with demonstrable practical experience in Agribusiness development and
livestock product value addition will be preferred
·        
Fluency
in Karamojong
Where
applicants fail to meet any of the above criteria, for example, fluency in
Karamojong or experience in livestock, gender or nutrition, the proposal should
state how they expect to overcome this e.g. additional team members,
translation services etc.
How to Apply:
All
applications must be made using the Technical & Financial Proposal
templates contained in the Terms
of Reference
All
documents must be submitted by email to our ‘sealed’ email address
tenders@farmafrica.org  by Sunday 17th
November 2019 – 6.00pm EAT. The email subject line should clearly indicate
‘Market Assessment – Goat Products’.
Farm
Africa has a zero tolerance policy to fraud, bribery and corruption. If you
have any concerns with regards to the way in which this work is being awarded
please contact:
Rachel
Beckett – Country Director Uganda – 0775 192 359 – rachelb@farmafrica.org
Deadline: Sunday 17th November 2019 – 6.00pm EAT
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