STTA: Cost Proposal (Budget) Preparation Support

STTA: Cost Proposal (Budget) Preparation Support

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Consultancy Overview

CNFA requires the services of an independent contractor for a period of between five and eight weeks to support proposal budget preparation.

General Responsibilities:

  • Prepare assigned cost proposals (budget and budget notes) with respect to pricing, solicitation compliance, internal CNFA requirements, and the evolving technical proposal; 
  • Create/adapt assigned budget templates to meet solicitation requirements; 
  • Review and provide feedback on subcontractor budget submissions. 

Qualifications

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in international development, agriculture, economics, finance, or other pertinent field; Master’s preferred; 
  • Minimum of three years’ experience with financial and/or programmatic management of USAID-funded programs; 
  • Ability to independently read and interpret contractual documents, and grants, operating instructions, policies, and procedure manuals; 
  • Ability to work under pressure, manage multiple tasks simultaneously and meet deadlines; 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English; 
  • Advanced proficiency with MS Excel and MS Word; 
  • Authorization to work in the United States required. 

Please include a completed 1420 with your application.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against individuals 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

Project Finance Officer (PFO)

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Under the direction of the Field Operations Accounts Manager (FOAM), The Project Finance Officer (PFO) will provide support and guidance to CNFA’s programs by working with the HQ Program Team and in-country management team, particularly, the Finance and Operations staff with tasks related to accounting, banking, budgeting, procurement and financial management to ensure full compliance with rules and regulations of financial processes, financial records and reports and audit follow up, and implementation of the effective internal control framework.

The PFO must develop professional relationships with project personnel to ensure responsiveness to local needs and recognition of USAID’s local standard practices, especially with regard to procurements, travel and local employment standards.

The PFO must read and understand CNFA’s Power of Attorney provided and the CNFA’s Delegation of Authorities issued and follow-on delegations as periodically required.

General Responsibilities:

  • Ensure updated, clear concise written accounting and procurement procedures manuals;
  • Facilitate timely, accurate month-end closing, cash requests and cash reconciliations;
  • Support the month-end closing processes to ensure organized, complete, properly approved packages are delivered to CNFA Home Office in accordance with the month-end closing schedule provided by the FOAM and review for completeness and accuracy all month-end accounting information;
  • Maintain control over the project filing systems to ensure complete and organized accounting files, especially with regard to original procurement documents and personnel salary files;
  • Ensure organized and complete accounting file documentation is maintained by the field office and Headquarters and develop procedures for the systematic transfer of all original documentation to Headquarters;
  • Employ financial oversight and control mechanisms and procedures to ensure that all program expenses are in accordance with CNFA financial policies, procedures and rules and regulations;
  • Review and provide support for the financial aspects of contract execution of local and international sub-implementing partners;
  • Develop and periodically update Project Policies and Procedures guidelines for procurement, accounting and budgeting;
  • Ensure the smooth implementation of project accounting activities, including (but not limited to): timely and accurate bank reconciliations, invoicing, monitoring of expenditure levels against budget and funding obligations, financial projections and submission of monthly financial reports to CNFA HQ;
  • Provide the field finance teams with information and guidance on program financial performance;
  • Regularly prepare and present financial reports, analysis, and recommendations concerning relevant financial issues;
  • Review partner spending in relation to budgets, and develop monthly budget pipelines for CNFA and partner expenditures.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Business Administration, Finance or related field.  Master’s Degree preferred.  May substitute work experience to meet education requirement.
  • Minimum 3 years of project level accounting or finance experience with USAID funded and other donor funded projects.
  • Basic knowledge of French language is preferred;
  • Experience with USAID budgets;
  • Understanding of US Government rules and regulations;
  • Proficiency in Excel software required;
  • A high degree of integrity, accountability, energy and flexibility;
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to work in fast-paced environment;
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Experience with a computerized accounting system ; Working experience with Costpoint and Quickbooks preferred;
  • Strong budgeting and analytical capacity;
  • Strong conceptual, verbal and written communication skills;
  • Ability to initiate and organize work while establishing priorities in a fast-paced, time-sensitive environment to meet deadlines with attention to detail;
  • Ability to develop strong trusting relationships in order to gain support and achieve results;
  • Ability to manage multiple conflicting priorities;
  • Ability to work in an environment with international objectives;
  • Ability to be flexible and interpersonal skills sufficient to interact with employees at all levels;
  • Highly skilled in coordination and project management;
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite;
  • Ability to travel up to 10%; and
  • US Work authorization required.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against individuals 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.

This is an immediate opening and interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis.

Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

Program Officer

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Position Summary:

CNFA is seeking a Washington, D.C.-based Program Officer (PO) to backstop international development programs in the Africa and Middle East portfolio, primarily focused on a USAID-funded program in Egypt. Responsibilities include providing administrative and technical support to the programs to achieve results and ensure compliance with CNFA policies and procedures and USAID rules and regulations. This position reports to the Director of Programs and works closely with Chiefs of Party.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Serve as the main point of contact between field offices and CNFA headquarters with periodic travel to field offices to conduct site visits, support specific activities such as work planning and reporting, conduct general evaluation of program progress, and collection of program information;
  • Support technical program implementation including, but not limited to: input toward program strategy development; work planning; assistance developing technical program materials and deliverables; monitoring and evaluation of program activities; development of strategic relationships with donors, implementing partners and other stakeholders; leadership in reviewing project documents such as grant and project proposals; development of scopes of work for short-term assistance and other technical contributions;
  • Backstop programs, including reviewing/editing program documents and reports, monitoring implementation in line with workplans and program descriptions, corresponding with USAID, providing financial management including invoicing, budget realignments, maintaining budget trackers and projections;
  • Monitor projects to ensure compliance with CNFA policies and procedures and USAID rules and regulations in collaboration with the Awards and Compliance Unit;
  • Prepare or review project documentation that requires home office and USAID approval;
  • Coordinate subcontractor management including invoicing, technical direction, coordination, reporting, etc.
  • Support the Communications Department in developing high quality project communication tools;
  • Together with the Program Coordinator, maintain electronic filing system of all program documentation, stakeholder contacts and key deliverables;
  • Together with the Program Coordinator, coordinate field travel for staff and consultants, including visas, flight and accommodation logistics, and security briefings;
  • As requested, support new business development activities.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Candidate Qualifications

  • Bachelors’ Degree in a relevant field (Business, agricultural economics, international relations) required; a Master’s Degree is strongly preferred;
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience backstopping international development programs is required, experience in Egypt or the Middle East desired;
  • Experience managing USAID cooperative agreements and grant activities is strongly preferred;
  • Familiarity with agriculture and market-driven development programing preferred;
  • Demonstrated expertise in developing and managing project budgets required;
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills, and clear, concise English written communication skills required;
  • Outstanding organization skills with a high level of attention to detail;
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize effectively and manage multiple competing priorities;
  • MS Office proficiency required;
  • Authorization to work in the United States required.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against individuals 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.

We are looking to fill this position immediately and will be interviewing qualified candidates on a rolling basis.

Please be advised that employment is contingent on your permanent and legal entitlement to work in the U.S. CNFA does not sponsor work visas.

Information Security Consultant

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Background:

The security of computer networks is of growing concern to organizations with global operations due to the fact that organizations increasingly find themselves working in unstable environments.  As such CNFA has recognized the need to review and strengthen existing measures and take appropriate actions to better meet the information technology security needs.  These tools will be specifically adapted to best meet the needs of CNFA utilizing a common-sense approach to manage potential risk and help mitigate crisis situations.

Project Description:

We are currently seeking a highly experienced information security consultant to conduct security assessments of our internal information systems. The consultant will review current structure and help develop strategic and tactical plans for a comprehensive enterprise-wide information security program for our Washington, DC home office location.

Position Summary:

The Information Security Consultant will be responsible for all development of strategic and tactical plans for a comprehensive enterprise-wide information security program. 

Working with the Senior Information Technology Officer, the consultant will guide, advise on, and develop new policies and procedures through conducting a gaps analysis.  

Principle Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conduct information security assessments in line with the organization’s methodology;
  • Identity and communicate key control deficiencies;
  • Assist with recommendations to address and rectify control deficiencies;
  • Validate evidence of closed security risks;
  • Draft content to develop policies and procedures to ensure compliance with requirements;
  • Provide a report on compliance progress to executive leadership, and other units, as required;
  • Proactively raise trends, potential threats, concerns or other information with the Vice President, Talent Engagement & Senior IT Officer;
  • Develops strategic and tactical plans for a comprehensive enterprise-wide information security program;
  • Leads the development of policies, technical standards, guidelines, procedures, and other elements of an infrastructure necessary to support information security in compliance with established company policies, regulatory requirements, and generally accepted information security controls;
  • Leads development of an information security risk management program that includes business, regulatory, industry practices and technical environment considerations;
  • Develops enterprise-wide security incident response plans and strategies that includes integration with business, compliance, privacy, and legal constituents and requirements; and
  • Other duties as assigned. 

Desired Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Security, Tech or related field;
  • 6 or more years’ experience in information security audits in corporate environments;
  • Experience with large, complex global organizations;
  • Strong understanding of the compliance mechanisms required (GLBA, SOX, PCI, HIPAA etc.);
  • Strong knowledge of both internal and external audit functions;
  • Knowledge of IP networks infrastructure (topology, firewalls, intrusion detection/prevention);
  • Knowledge of Databases (SQL, Oracle, DB2);
  • Knowledge of vulnerability and compliance scanning instruments (Qualys, Imperva, eIQ Nessus, etc.);
  • Knowledge of security standards (CoBIT 5, ITIL, ISO 15504, ISO 20000, ISO 27000, ISO 31000, ISO 38500, NIST series 800 guidance) ;
  • Good knowledge of IAM control;
  • A thorough understanding of logging systems (System Event and Audit log collection);
  • Knowledge of data masking and encryption mechanisms (at-rest, in-motion, in-transit);
  • Knowledge of physical security principles;
  • Ideally an advanced network or security certification (CISM, CISSP, CRISC, CISA, CIA);
  • Ability to complete multiple, simultaneous projects with minimal supervision and prioritize incoming work appropriately;
  • English language proficiency;
  • Demonstrated problem solving, data analysis, and mapping skills; and
  • Good organization, self-motivation, and project management skills

Application Instructions:

Interested applicants are requested to submit their CV; a cover letter summarizing the capacity to implement the required tasks; and a requested daily rate.  Submissions are due by June 30, 2018 at 5:00PM EST.

 

Level of Effort:

The level of effort for this project is expected to be 5 days (40 hours).

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against individuals 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.

Program Development Coordinator

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Position Summary

The Program Development Coordinator is an integral member of CNFA’s New Business Development team contributing to the business development process and the production of winning proposals that enable the organization to grow organically and strategically.

General Responsibilities

  • Closely monitoring the proposal process from capture and release to submission, liaising with staff and partners to ensure adherence to deadlines and quality standards for deliverables;
  • Thoroughly reviewing solicitation documents and supporting the creation of comprehensive outlines, compliance matrices, and calendars to guide proposal preparation;
  • Organizing and helping to facilitate proposal planning meetings with staff and partners, including ensuring all meeting logistics are in place and IT equipment is working in advance;
  • Supporting recruitment for proposals, including preparation of scopes of work and posting ads; screening CVs and tracking candidate comparison worksheets; ensuring collection of personnel documentation; and strengthening content of CVs through desk research and interviewing candidates; and formatting CVs;
  • Supporting the team to collect and compile support documents for proposals;
  • Supporting proposal production, paying close attention to detail for copy editing, formatting, and ensuring consistency of language and presentation in accordance with CNFA quality standards for internal reviews and final submission;
  • Taking ownership of cost proposal completion and production;
  • Assisting writing teams with desk research and drafting proposal sections as agreed;
  • Organizing logistics for and providing support to consultants, and processing their paperwork;
  • Developing relationships with consultants and international and local partners for live proposals and conducting research to identify partners where proposal teams identify gaps;
  • Coordinating with partners on PTAs/TAs for proposal inputs and tracking them as appropriate;
  • Drafting capacity statements and other documents to support marketing and positioning of CNFA for identified opportunities;
  • Supporting country- or regional-portfolio management to identify and track opportunities including participating in regular discussions with field teams to identify upcoming opportunities; conducting competitive analysis and technical research for upcoming opportunities; and identifying potential staff and partners for upcoming opportunities;
  • Representing CNFA at conferences, workshops, meetings, and other industrygatherings; and
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qulaifications

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university;
  • At least one year of experience in proposal preparation or relatedprofession required;
  • Two or more years of relevant international development or other relevant long-term experience highly desirable;
  • Experience working and living in a developing country desired;
  • Ability to travel internationally;
  • Current US work authorization required.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against individuals 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 

STTA: Post-Monetization Study

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Position: Post-Monetization Study Consultant

Project: MOCA Côte d’Ivoire

Place of Performance: Washington, D.C. / Cote D’Ivoire

Period of Performance: 5/15/2019 – 7/15/2019 (dependent upon date the of sale)

Reporting to: Marc Steen, CoP

BACKGROUND 

The Food Assistance Division (FAD) of the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) will fund development activities in the countries of Cote d’Ivoire, 2017. The Maximizing Opportunities in Cacao Activity in Cote D’Ivoire project will be implemented by CNFA. These activities will be supported by proceeds realized from the local market sale (monetization) of U.S. agricultural commodities donated to implementing partners that have been awarded Food for Progress (FFPr) grants.  

 

Before monetization occurred, a pre-monetization market analysis was conducted to comply with federal regulations that mandate against the displacement of normal commercial imports and disincentives to domestic production, while also requiring the availability of adequate storage facilities in the recipient country.

 

OBJECTIVE

The primary objective of this study is to complete a post-monetization assessments to document the effects of monetization in Cote D’Ivoire and to determine whether monetization sales caused any adverse market impacts.  Adverse impacts may include: displacing commercial trade and discouraging local food production.  The assessments will be conducted by independent, third-party evaluators. 

 

 

ASESSMENT

The evaluators will conduct in-depth assessments of the impact of monetization on Cote D’Ivoire’s local economy, including both desk-based and in-country studies.  Data should be collected from both primary and secondary sources of information, and the assessment should use a mixed-methods approach that applies qualitative and quantitative techniques and triangulates information from different methods to enhance the reliability of the findings.

Outside of third party evaluation, USDA expects implementing partners to regularly monitor markets as part of their standard practices to understand their operating environment.  Monitoring markets during project implementation could include identifying any unduly negative effects attributable to monetization, as well as tracking and recording local prices at regular intervals and at relevant marketing points (please see price/time series data template below).  This data will be made available to the evaluator.

 

The assessment will answer the following questions:

•To what extent did monetization affect local production and consumption in the short- (few months after monetization), medium-(marketing year1 after monetization), and long-term (subsequent marketing year)?

•To what extent did monetization displace commercial trade in the short- medium-, and long-term?

•Are there any substitute commodities for the selected commodity?  If so, did the monetization of the selected commodity impact production/marketing of substitute commodities? 

•Was the timing and volume of the sale appropriate?

•Did sales occur as intended or was there a lag because of unforeseen conditions in the market?

•What were the initial PVO estimates for price and quantity? What were the actual prices and quantities of the commodities sold?

•To what extent was in-country storage utilization affected?

•Was the transportation infrastructure affected?

•Were buying patterns of local and international actors affected?  If so, what was the magnitude and length of the change? 

•Was there an effect on prices?  If so at what level?

•What happened to local and international prices during this time period? (Sudden change higher or lower that was unusual)?

•Do price fluctuations follow global/regional patterns?

•Were there any other market factors that could have impacted prices during that time?  (For example, adverse weather affecting production, the one corn processor had their mill damaged/prolonged power outage and stopped buying corn (which may cause lower local prices for farmers), etc.) 

•Market information that would be helpful to discuss in the analysis would include the following: 

•Market context – how the commodity is produced, consumed/processed, traded, marketed generally in the context of this particular country/region. This would also include a discussion of relevant country policies and regulations that impact the market dynamics of the commodity. Prices (in country- (ideally farm gate prices if the commodity or substitute commodity is produced locally, prices where the commodity is being used) and international) –if prices are in the local currency, there should be some discussion as to what is happening to the currency vs the U.S. dollar over the time period.

•Commodity supply and demand balance sheet for a few years prior and current year (i.e. similar to USDA’s PSD or Production, Supply, and Distribution) for the commodity and country. Evaluators may use USDA PSD balance sheets for a commodity and country if they are available. USDA PSD estimates should be cross checked with local market analysts and discrepancies should be noted and discussed in the Market Assessment. A supply and demand balance sheet includes estimates for the following and balances (i.e. Supply equals Demand): 

oSupply: 

Beginning Stocks (this is different than storage capacity ) 

Production (including estimates of acreage planted and harvested AND yield) 

Imports

oDemand: 

Consumption (human, for feeding animals (if applicable), residual) 

Exports

Ending stocks 

•An example data collection table will be provided to the evaluator as a starting point.

Deliverables. 

The substance of, findings, and recommendations with respect to the above mentioned tasks shall be delivered by the consultant as the following deliverables: 

•An outline for the study and presentation of the proposed methodology for data collection. 

•Final Report explaining the impact of monetization on local economy including all above points of interest.

•Coordinate any required local data collection with full time MOCA monitoring and evaluation staff. 

Expected Due Dates

The final report will be submitted 1 year after the completion of the monetization. Surveillance of relevant data will be done periodically throughout the monetization process and analyzed collectively 1 year after the completion of the last sale. 

Qualifications

MOCA is looking for a research firm/ consultant lead/ or team of consultants with the following qualifications:

•Experience with market analysis, collection of economic data on internationally traded commodities

•Experience conducting market evaluations

Senior Program Officer

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Position Summary:

CNFA is seeking a Washington, D.C.-based Senior Program Officer (SPO) to oversee, manage and backstop a portfolio of international development programs in Francophone West Africa. Responsibilities include providing leadership related to project planning, providing administrative and technical support to field staff, and monitoring and evaluating field project activities and results. This position reports to the Vice President of Programs, works closely with program Chiefs of Party and supervises junior program staff.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Assist with program implementation by providing technical support that includes, but is not limited to: input toward program strategy development; assistance developing technical program materials and deliverables; monitoring and evaluation of program activities; development of strategic relationships with donors, implementing partners and other stakeholders; leadership in critiquing and reviewing project documents such as grant and project proposals; development of scopes of work for short-term assistance and other technical contributions;
  • Backstop programs, including reviewing/editing program documents and reports, tracking and reports program events;
  • Maintain electronic filing system of all program documentation, stakeholder contacts and key deliverables;
  • Coordinate field travel for long-term and short-term staff – including visa procurement and processing, travel and accommodation logistics, briefings related to security and travel;
  • Prepare or review project documentation that requires home office and USAID approval;
  • Support the Communications Department by ensuring production and updating of high quality project communication tools;
  • Monitor projects to ensure programmatic compliance and contractual and financial compliance in collaboration with the Operations and Compliance Department, as well as achievement of project deliverables and impact;
  • Field travel for site visits, temporary assignments to assist in field office work efforts, general evaluation of program progress and potential, and collection of program information will be required;
  • Manage sub-contractors contractual and technical deliverables;
  • Liaise with USAID to provide timely updates on program activities and impact and engage donors on development and implementation of programs;
  • Supervise one HQ based coordinator and two field based positions; and
  • Other duties as assigned.

Candidate Qualifications:

  • Bachelors’ Degree in a relevant field (Business, agricultural economics, international relations) required; a Master’s Degree is strongly preferred;
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience backstopping complex international economic development programs is required; experience in West Africa is desired.
  • Experience managing USAID contracts of $20 million or more in value is strongly preferred;
  • Experience managing USAID compliance issues specific to contracts is required;
  • Experience managing USDA compliance issues is preferred;
  • Demonstrated experience with backstopping grants-under-contract programs and in working with programs to build local partner capacity required;
  • Demonstrated expertise in project budget development and management, including experience conducting operational and financial audits of field offices;
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills, and clear, concise written communication skills required;
  • Strong budgeting and analytical capacity is expected;
  • Outstanding organization skills with a high level of attention to detail;
  • Ability to maintain composure and flexibility under tight deadlines;
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize effectively and manage multiple competing priorities;
  • Ability to engage with organizations and individuals from various cross-cultural contexts;
  • Fluency in French is required;
  • Highly skilled in coordination and project management;
  • MS Office proficiency required;
  • Authorization to work in the United States required.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against individuals 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.

 

STTA: Agribusiness development and facilitation of finance

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RFP Number:

NBD-2018-03

Issuance Date:

April 23, 2018

Deadline for Offers:

April 30, 2018

Description:

CNFA is seeking consultancy services for agribusiness development and facilitation of finance

For:

New Business Development

Application submission:

To: Michelle Small, Program Development Coordinator, msmall@cnfa.org

CC to: Lenoure Recanatini, Director, Program Development, lrecanatini@cnfa.org

Section 1: Introduction, Technical Background and Scope of Work

 

1.1 Introduction: CNFA (Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture) is dedicated to increasing the quality of life of rural households by empowering farmers and rural entrepreneurs worldwide. CNFA brings more than 30 years of experience promoting private-sector and agriculture development programs in Africa, Europe, and Asia, facilitating productive partnerships between smallholders, agribusinesses, financial institutions, investors, and other private-sector, civil society, and government stakeholders. CNFA is seeking consultancy service for agribusiness development and facilitation of finance and investment between May 2018 and December 2018, with the option to extend the consultancy in January 2019, as mutually agreed.

 

Interested service providers or independent consultants should respond to this solicitation by submitting a proposal by the due date above in compliance with the Statement of Work and Instructions below.Offerors are responsible for ensuring that their offers are received by CNFA in accordance with the instructions, terms, and conditions described in this RFP. Failure to adhere with instructions described in this RFP may lead to disqualification of an offer from consideration.

 

1.2: Scope of Work: The selected offeror will provide consulting services to CNFA for agribusiness development and the facilitation of finance and investment in line with CNFA agricultural development objectives. These services will, for the most part, be utilized in the capacity of new business development. It will entail international travel but also Washington DC-based work. Sometimes working remotely from a home base is acceptable. The selected offeror must be willing to work exclusively for CNFA during the period of performance. In exchange for exclusivity for CNFA during the contract period, the selected offeror will be guaranteed a minimum number of paid days per year (TBD and mutually agreed upon between the parties).

 

1.3: Period of Performance: May 2018 through December 2018, with an option to renew the agreement in January 2019, as mutually agreed upon by both parties.

 

1.4: Anticipated Scope of Work: Illustrative tasks may include:

·         Provide advisory services to CNFA including, but not limited to, agribusiness development and facilitation of finance and investment

·         Participate in capture trips for upcoming new business opportunities

·         Identify and set up meetings with private sector firms, consultants, government, and other key stakeholders for upcoming proposals

·         Work with proposal teams to contribute to proposal design and provide inputs to the CNFA and pre-solicitation proposal development documents as requested

·         Other assignments to be determined as mutually agreed.

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Deltek Capture Manager Consultant

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Position Summary:

CNFA is currently seeking a Consultant to modify CNFA’s Deltek Capture Manager software.  The position will be based in Washington, DC.  The Consultant will be responsible for adapting the current Deltek Capture Manager software configuration and ensuring that the system aligns with CNFA’s internal business development system.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Review of the existing Deltek Capture Manager configuration;
  • In-depth consultations with CNFA leadership regarding desired features and custom fields;
  • Adaptation of existing configuration to align more closely with the internal business development system;
  • Thorough testing of configuration to ensure that the system is error-free and secure.

Key Qualification:

  • 5+ years of experience programming and modifying Deltek products is required;
  • Experience modifying Deltek Capture Manager software is required;
  • 7+ years in systems architecture and design is strongly preferred;
  • Demonstrated capability to work and excel in a customer-facing role is required;
  • Knowledge of database programming languages, such as SQL, is required;
  • Experience working in international development, US-government proposal development, and/or in a related field is preferred;
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, or a related field, is required.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against individuals 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.