Request for Expression of Interest: Monetization for FY 2020 Food for Progress Notice of Funding Opportunity

Request for Expression of Interest: Monetization for FY 2020 Food for Progress Notice of Funding Opportunity

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Issue Date: October 4, 2019 

Closing Date:October 25, 2019 

RFP No:USDA-FFPr-2020-01 

Place of Performance:Washington DC and in selected FFPr country(ies) 

Period of performance:  As agreed during proposal development 

Submission email: Mariah Davidson, Program Development Coordinator,  mdavidson@cnfa.org 

Background: 

Founded in 1985, CNFA manages an active portfolio of $311 million in programs in 20 countries. CNFA leads and implements programs that support private-sector-led initiatives and increase employment; strengthen agribusinesses, value chains, and markets; increase access to affordable financial services; and increase smallholder incomes and uptake of improved technologies. CNFA anticipates submitting one or more applications in response to the FY 2020 US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food for Progress (FFPr) Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO). Through this solicitation, CNFA is seeking proposals for a monetization service provider to be included in our applications.  

 

Statement of Work: 

CNFA is seeking expressions of interest (EOIs) for a monetization service provider in anticipation of the FY 2020 FFPr Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO). The selected monetization agent will develop and implement the commodity management plan in accordance with USDA rules, regulations, and timeline. Country selection will be determined upon release of the USDA FY 2020 NOFO. Interested monetization agents should respond to this application by submitting an expression of interest by the due date above in compliance with the instructions below.  

Instructions and Requirements for Submissions of Expressions of Interest:  

1) Provide a cover page that includes your organization’s name, address, and telephone number along with the date and RFP number and signature of an authorized representative of the offeror. 

2) Provide a brief overview of your organization and a list of monetization projects and dates of performance in two pages, inclusive of the cover page, with TNR font, size 12 and one-inch margins. 

3) Submit the EOI in Word or PDF format to the email address indicated above.

CNFA will send a full RFP to interested applicants that address the EOI instructions and demonstrate significant expertise designing and implementing monetization for USDA FFPr programs. Issuance of this request for expressions of interest does not constitute an award commitment on the part of CNFA, nor does it commit CNFA to pay for costs incurred in the preparation and submission of an application. In addition, final award of any resultant agreement cannot be made until funds have been fully appropriated, allocated, and committed by USDA. While it is anticipated that these procedures will be successfully completed, potential applicants are hereby notified of these requirements and conditions for award. Applications are submitted at the risk of the applicant; should circumstances prevent award of an agreement, all preparation and submission costs are at the applicant’s expense. 

Economic Analysis Consultant

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Position Summary:

CNFA is currently seeking an Economic Analysis Consultant to support our proposal for the Development Food Security Activity in Malawi. The position will be based in Washington, DC, with remote work possible. The Economic Analysis Consultant will provide preliminary economic analysis to justify proposed project interventions and which detail their expected effect on food security in Malawi. CNFA is a global leader in building strong and stable agricultural value chains and has more than 15 years of experience in Malawian agriculture.  

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conduct research and analyze financial, economic, and food security impact of proposed interventions.

Key Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree or higher in Economics, Agriculture, or relevant subject
  • Demonstrated success conducting economic analyses for international development projects; and
  • Experience working in similar capacities for USAID or other donor proposals;

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or protected veteran status. CNFA takes affirmative action in support of its policy to advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Proposal Technical Lead Consultant

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Position Summary:

CNFA is currently seeking a Proposal Technical Lead Consultant to support proposal development activities. The consultancy will be based in Washington, DC or remotely but will include international travel. The Consultant will serve as a technical lead or advisor for proposal development for agribusiness and private sector development, the facilitation of investment, export promotion and competitiveness. 

The Consultant will work closely with the assigned CNFA Proposal teams to produce inputs. All deliverables will be completed by the Consultant in compliance with relevant donor standards and CNFA’s processes, including maintaining CNFA formatting rules and timelines.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conducting research to develop context and priorities in target technical or geographic areas
  • Leading or participating in international trips as required
  • Identifying and setting up meetings with private sector firms, consultants, government, local organizations and other key stakeholders to realize opportunities for collaboration
  • Working with proposal teams to contribute to proposal design and provide inputs
  • Identifying and recommending relevant qualified personnel
  • Identifying and recommending relevant qualified international and/or local partners
  • Providing written inputs and consolidated trip/meeting notes as required
  • Other assignments to be determined as mutually agreed

Key Qualifications:

  • Minimum of fifteen (15) years of relevant experience in agribusiness and/or investment facilitation, export promotion and competitiveness in a development context;
  • Proven track record of successful technical design, analysis, and solutions facilitation for development projects in relevant components, including working in developing country;
  • Master’s degree in agronomy, agriculture, economics, or related field is required;
  • Experience working on USAID or other donor-funded proposals or projects of similar scope/size;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English is required.

Market Systems, Agribusiness, and Finance Consultant

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Position Summary:

CNFA is currently seeking a Market Systems,Agribusiness, and Finance Consultant to support both new business development activities and active projects. The consultancy will be based in Washington, DC, but will include international travel. Some work from a remote home base may also be acceptable. The Consultant will serve as a technical lead or advisor for proposal development or program implementation for agribusiness development and the facilitation of finance and investment in line with CNFA agricultural development objectives.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Consultant will work closely with the assigned CNFA Proposal or Program teams to produce inputs. All deliverables will be completed by the Consultant in compliance with relevant donor standards and CNFA’s processes, including maintaining CNFA formatting rules and timelines.

The Market Systems, Agribusiness, and Finance Consultant will be responsible for:

  • Conducting research to develop context and priorities in target technical or geographic areas for proposal development and/or program activities
  • Leading or participating in international trips for proposal capture or program activities as required
  • Identifying and setting up meetings with private sector firms, consultants, government, local organizations, and other key stakeholders to gather information and realize opportunities for collaboration
  • Working with proposal and/or program teams to contribute to project design or provide inputs for proposal development or project implementation processes
  • Identifying and recommending relevant qualified personnel
  • Conducting brief assessments or analysis in target technical areas as required and assigned by the programs team
  • Providing written inputs and consolidated trip/meeting notes as required
  • Other assignments to be determined as mutually agreed

Key Qualifications:

  • Minimum of ten (10) years of relevant experience in agribusiness and/or finance and investment facilitation in a development context;
  • Proven track record of successful technical design, analysis, and solutions facilitation for development projects with access to finance, investment, agribusiness, or market systems components;
  • Bachelor’s degree in international development, agriculture/agribusiness, finance, economics, or related field is required; Master’s a plus;
  • Experience working on USAID or other donor-funded proposals and projects of complex scope and large size preferred;
  • Demonstrated experience working in a developing country context;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English is required.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or protected veteran status. CNFA takes affirmative action in support of its policy to advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

 

Only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.