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The Regional Marketing Communication Advisor will be responsible for the communication and marketing support at regional level for the 1) SNV DFCD origination services and 2) the profiling of actions and results of development of business investment proposals in Sub Saharan Africa with the support and supervision of the SNV Regional Business Investment Officer and the Global DFCD SNV Marketing Communication Officer.
1.Provide support in developing branding and knowledge products.
2. Providing lead support for DFCD’s presence in high profile national / regional events:
3.Provide support in online marketing and communication
Background and experience
Base of Operation: This position will be based in Nairobi.
Contract Duration: 1 Year initial contract, renewable dependent on good performance and availability of funds
Desired Start Date: April 2021
The Climate Resilient Agribusiness for Tomorrow (CRAFT) Project is a 5-year, project being implemented in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. The project is implemented by SNV (lead partner), in consortium with Wageningen University & Environmental Research (WUR & WEnR), the CGIAR research programme on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), Agriterra and Rabo Partnerships. It is funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs (DGIS).
The programme is implemented around three main pillars or work streams.
Climate change has resulted in extremely poor yields and low return to farmers, and other actors (e.g. buyers, processors) in the target value chains (sorghum, potato, green grams and common beans). CRAFT’s inclusive business approach supports international and national efforts to address the effects of climate change and to promote sustainable production in arable crop value chains. The project works with and through the private sector (SMEs) and supports public sector partners to create an enabling environment for large-scale adoption of climate smart practices and technologies. CRAFT’s strategic approach is to invest in the interests of private sector partners including guaranteed buyers of food crops, service providers, and cooperatives to integrate climate smart practices into respective supply chains. It is anticipated CRAFT’s economic incentives will form the basis for large-scale adoption of climate smart agricultural (CSA) practices and technologies.
The CRAFT project engages the private sector through business cases that seek to increase crop productivity within the target value chains, improve market access for smallholder farmers, and enhance quality of produce marketed through fostering the adoption of climate smart practices. The business cases are expected to benefit smallholder farmers, women, and youth directly involved in the production and marketing of the crops resulting in increased incomes and improved food security. Example interventions in the business cases include provision of quality inputs (improved seed, fertilizer), climate smart extension services, post-harvest handling practices, linkage with financial institutions to access credit, labour saving technologies, aggregation of produce, renewable and efficient energy application, provision of weather information & index based insurance services, etc. CRAFT then provides grants in a matching fund arrangement with successful SMEs and cooperatives in the relevant value chains.
CRAFT has several business cases being implemented and monitored. The purpose of this assignment is to procure the services of a consultant or consultancy firm to support the review of business case against the expected results and milestones within the framework and theory of change of CRAFT.
This assignment is intended to contribute to the measurement of outcomes, impact and documentation of significant change stories for the business cases in implementation in Kenya. The process will include desk review of the business case write-up – expected results and milestones, and business case baseline data. The annual review will use the project’s mid-line and result measurement tools (climate resilience score card, user satisfaction survey and business performance score card) among others that the consultant will require to develop. The review will determine the extent to which the specific business case is contributing to CRAFT’s objectives. It is anticipated that the first business case annual review will be conducted in March 2021 followed with the learning workshop in April 2021.
The specific objectives of the assignment are:
Scope of Work
CRAFT will provide the consultant with requisite documents, reports, and tools to support the production of an inception report. The inception report is expected to detail the methodology and workplan for the assignment as follows:
The expected outputs of this assignment will be an annual review report including:
Location and duration of Assignment
The assignment will require travel as advised, location of the business champion, and to interact with business case participants and stakeholders. SNV will provide transport and logistics (except meals) to facilitate travel. Consultants will be introduced to SME representatives, farmer organizations linked to SME’s, financial institutions that SME’s are banking with, agri-input dealers etc. It is anticipated that the review of each complete business case will take 15 effective working days (excluding travel days).
A Kenya-based consultant (s) with the following skills and experience:
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