The GIZ/SNV implemented project aims at supporting scalable, innovative business cases using renewable energy services and technologies for irrigation, cooling and drying to improve production and livelihoods of smallholder farmers in the dairy and horticultural value chains in Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda. All three East African countries have comparable agroclimatic and socio-economic conditions and they share similar challenges in terms of smallholder development. However, the current status of the Productive use of energy (PUE) markets in the target countries is different. Ethiopia is a focus country and useful “test case” of the project because interventions in this country will have a high impact in terms of persons reached and poverty reduction, and because it faces “typical” challenges for developing economies and climate change resilience. There is a high potential to transfer encouraging experiences with sustainable energy applications for productive use from Kenya and Uganda to Ethiopia.
The objective of the Assignment :
During the initial inception phase of the project, the ground will be laid for an informed and targeted support of selected PUE technologies and related business cases for the horticulture and dairy value chains with high impact on smallholder farmers and their livelihoods based on a needs assessment for these value chains. The baseline study and the market assessment (hereafter the assignment) comprises of two tasks:
Scope of Work:
The scope of the assignment is to collect detailed information on the current situation in relation to the main elements of the project amongst the target beneficiaries within the targeted geographic regions in the 3 countries of interest to develop a pilot business case for PUE in the horticulture and dairy value chain. The baseline study will establish the baseline for the project´s key indicators and constitute the basis to measure the project performance, while the market assessment provides the current market situation including gaps where possible business case interventions can be applied. The entire exercise will focus on two specific target groups: (i) smallholder farmers and agri-businesses in the horticulture and dairy value chain, and; (ii) businesses involved in the agri-PUE ecosystem.
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Consulting Team Composition & Qualification
The Assignment will be undertaken by an international consulting firm with sound experience in conducting similar assignments in developing countries, preferably in Africa. Since it is a multi-country assignment the international consulting firm either has to showcase/prove that the firm present on the ground or show proof of collaboration with one or more local firms/ individual consultant in each country who have on the ground presence (MOU or agreements must be annexed in the proposal in the case of a local firm or consultant to be considered).
The Consulting firm for this assignment should possess the following minimum competencies and qualifications:
Team Leader (30 days)–with a master’s degree in agriculture, engineering, economics, the management, or another relevant field and a minimum of 15 years experience in the development field, including in conducting baseline studies, preferably in Agriculture-Energy Nexus interventions, in the context of international development in developing countries. Effective Operational Proficiency in English (oral and written) is a pre-requisite for this assignment.
National Consultants (Ethiopians/Kenyans/Ugandans)
The following documents must be submitted:
Type of Firm: International Consultant
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