Request for Expression of Interest
TO Conduct market-driven livestock business development potential assessment in Dollo Ado and Bokolmanyo Woredas of Somali Region, Ethiopia.
Farm Africa is an international charitable organization whose goal is to reduce poverty by enabling marginal African smallholder farmers and pastoralists to make sustainable improvements to their wellbeing through more effective management of natural resources. Accordingly, in collaboration with the World Food Programme (WFP) and Mercy Corps, Farm Africa is implementing a project entitled “Innovative Approaches to Building Resilience for Refugees and Host Communities in Ethiopia (2018-2022): From Relief to Self-Reliance”. This specific intervention is implemented in Dollo Ado and Bokolmanyo Woredas of Somali Region, Ethiopia through funding from the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida). The project is grounded upon solid development problems that include, but not limited to: the influx of refugees from neighboring Somalia and associated impacts on host communities and on environmental resources; increasing frequency and intensity of hydro-meteorological hazards such as drought and flooding; land resources degradation; institutional and human capacity gaps; and limited access to land, markets, and marketing infrastructure.
The main objective of the project is to improve the income and food security of host and refugee communities through innovative agricultural practices, natural resource management, and market development and has the following outcomes.
- Refugees and host populations have increased food production at the community and household level through better agricultural and pastoral productivity;
- Refugees and host populations have increased income and diversified livelihoods;
- Refugees and host communities have benefitted from improved household and community access to efficient markets, social behavior change and communication, and alternative energy value chain; and
- Refugees and host communities have benefitted from the establishment of an enabling environment through enhanced stakeholder coordination, institutional arrangements for land allocation, and financial access.
The main objective of the assessment is to produce objective information on market-driven livestock business development potentials Dollo Ado and Bokolmanyo Woredas of Somali Region, Ethiopia. Its specific objectives are to:
- A. woreda-specific production and productivity potentials of priority livestock-related businesses (including forage development) in Dollo Ado and Bokolmanyo Woredas;
- B. Assess input and output prices, consumer demands, and market destinations of priority livestock-related products,
- C. Develop fodder species suitability maps for the two project woredas;
- D. Assess woreda-specific production and market risks including mitigation measures;
- E. Recommend better livestock production and marketing approaches and techniques.
Qualifications and Required Competencies of Consultant/firm:
Applications from individuals or teams are welcome and will be assessed on their ability to demonstrate the following qualifications and competencies:
- The team should comprise experts with an MSc and above academic qualification in the fields of livestock production (1), rangelands management (1); GIS and remote sensing (1), veterinary medicine (1), and agricultural economics/marketing (1).
- The service provider should have a minimum of 10 years of practical experience in the fields of livestock production and livestock business development/value chains, animal sciences, veterinary medicine; animal breeding, and related fields.
- The team of experts should have demonstrated practical experience in conducting similar assessments.
- The lead consultant and team of experts should possess strong analytical, facilitation and communication skills, excellent skill in writing standard training modules and reports, and fluent in professional English.
- Strong analytical, facilitation and communication skills;
- Excellent reporting and presentation skills;
- Fluency in spoken and written English and knowledge of the local language, Somali language is a plus.
- Quantitative analysis skills in at least one statistical software (e.g. MS Excel, STATA, R, SPSS).
- Bidders should have a valid licenses or be legally registered for the provision of similar consultancy services and need to submit copies of TAX registration certificates.
Deadline and Submission of Documents:
- Interested bidders should collect the ToR document from our office or may also request via email@example.com; and can submit their CVs and technical & financial proposals to our bidding email – firstname.lastname@example.org on or before December 4, 2020 – CoB.
- Proposals submitted by unqualified bidders; and those arriving later than the final submission date and time shall be rejected without further notice;
- Farm Africa for this task reserve the right to accept or reject any or all the proposals;
- Any Request for clarifications/inquiries can be forwarded to danielk@ farmafrica.org or using the following address:
Farm Africa Ethiopia Office Hussein Agraw Bldg. 6th floor, Kanzanchis,
adjacent to Enat Bank Tel. 011 557 3317, Fax- 011 557 3332.