Consultancy- Crop and Livestock Availability Study

  • Consultancy
  • Kasama, Zambia
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SNV

Company Description

SNV Netherlands Development Organization is a not-for-profit international development organizational founded in the Netherlands in 1965; and currently maintains a global presence in 30 countries;across Africa, Asia and Latin America. SNV has been present in Uganda since 1989 and currently undertakes donor funded programming within 100+ districts across the country. As an organisation, SNV focuses on the Agriculture, WASH and Energy sectors and maintains the belief that no one should have to live in poverty; and that all people should have the opportunity to pursue their own sustainable development. SNV contributes to programming within the Agriculture, WASH and Energy sectors by strengthening the capacities of targeted partners and communities at the field level; in order to realize increased skill sets and sustainable performance; reduce poverty levels, expand employment; improve food security; while paying special attention to gender equity, social inclusion of marginalised groups and stakeholder accountability.

Background

The DFID supported Scaling Sustainable Nutrition for All (SSN4A) is a new two-year programme which will expand the current SDC SN4A programme to three additional districts in the Northern Province of Zambia; Lunte, Mporokoso and Mungwi1. SSN4A is currently being implemented in the three districts of Lunte, Mporokoso and Mungwi in the Northern and Muchinga Provinces of Zambia.

Job Description

  1. Analyse crop and livestock availability throughout the year and compare this against the requirements of dietary diversity.
  2. Map the gaps against crops that are available nationally and that are locally available in order to determine and recommend the contents of a seed kit pack to be recommended to households in order to make a high nutrient vegetable intake possible year-round.
  3. Map the gaps against Livestock that are available locally and determine whether these would be sufficient to provide the required animal source food for the households throughout the year.
  4. Develop a simple graphic nutritious fruits and vegetables and livestock calendar using the crop and livestock availability mapping and analysis.

Qualifications

The Consultant must have the following qualifications and experience:

  • A proven track record of professionalism and ethical conduct.
  • Relevant technical knowledge, skills and extensive work experience in undertaking crop and livestock surveys and have capability to design data collection tools and materials,
  • Experience in providing Consultancy and excellent track record of completion of tasks according to timelines.
  • Experience with donor-funded projects
  • Excellent reporting and writing skills with experience in projects of a similar nature, of at least a minimum of 5 years.
  • Prior experience working in Zambia

Additionally the consultant should possess the following qualifications:

a) Key personnel must have at least a degree / equivalent qualification in Agronomy, Agriculture, Agribusiness, seed systems or related fields.

b) The Consultant should have demonstrable experience in and knowledge of agronomy, Nutrition, facilitation and community development in Zambia.

c) If the Consultant is a firm, they will ensure that all proposed key personnel work directly in the assignment. Substitution of staff after contract award is discouraged and will have to be approved by the client.

d) Knowledge of English is a must and that of local languages such as Bemba is essential for the researchers doing field work.

Additional Information

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If you believe that your credentials meet the outlined profile, we invite you to apply by uploading your Concept note in English on or before the 12th June,2020.

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