RFQ: Supply of Shelters for Collection Centers

RFQ: Supply of Shelters for Collection Centers

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RFQ Number: RFQ1-17-2018

Issuance Date: 1/17/2018

Deadline for Offers: 2/01/2018

Description: Supply of Shelters for Collection Centers

For: Feed the Future Food Security and Agribusiness Support (FAS) Project

Funded By: USAID AID-216-A-15-00022

Implemented By:CNFA

Point of Contact FAS Procurement Manager

Villa Taie, Gezira Gardens Street, Ramla, El Bairat, West Bank, Luxor, Egypt

procurement@egyptfas.org

 

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 Introduction: The Egypt FAS is a USAID program implemented by CNFA in Egypt. The goal of the FAS project is to provide support to smallholder farmers in Upper Egypt.

As part of project activities, the FAS Project requires the purchase of shelters for vegetable collection centers to improve the food safety and post-harvest handling practices of FAS beneficiary farmers. The purpose of this RFQ is to solicit quotations for these items.

 

Offerors are responsible for ensuring that their offers are received by CNFA in accordance with the instructions, terms, and conditions described in this RFQ.  Failure to adhere with instructions described in this RFQ may lead to disqualification of an offer from consideration.

 

 Offer Deadline and Protocol: Offers must be received no later than 4:00PM, Egypt Time (UTC+2), on 02/01/2018. Offers must be submitted by:

 

Email or hard copy delivery to the FAS office. Any emailed offers must be emailed to procurement@egyptfas.org. Any hard copy deliveries must be stamped and signed by the offeror’s authorized representative and delivered to the FAS office located at Villa Taie, Gezira Gardens Street, Ramla, El Bairat, West Bank, Luxor, Egypt

 

Please reference the RFQ number in any response to this RFQ. Offers received after the specified time and date will be considered late and will be considered only at the discretion of CNFA. The cover page of this solicitation summarizes the important dates of the solicitation process. Offerors must strictly follow the provided deadlines to be considered for award.

 

 Technical Requirements: The table below contains the technical requirements of the commodities/services. Offerors are requested to provide quotations containing the information below on official letterhead or official quotation format. Offerors are also required to submit drawings of the proposed collection centers. 

Assets Coordinator (Engineer)

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Program Description:

Amalima is a five-year, USD $43 million USAID Food for Peace (FFP) funded Development Food Security Activity in Matabeleland.

Amalima activities contribute to three strategic objectives:

·         SO 1: Household access to, and availability of food improved

·         SO 2: Community resilience to shocks improved

·         SO 3: Nutrition and health among pregnant and lactating women, boys and girls under 2 improved

Amalima is implemented by a consortium of two national and three international partners, led by CNFA.  The project is managed from a head office in Bulawayo with satellite offices in Tsholotsho, Gwanda, and Plumtree. 

 

Job description:

Community Assets are a central component of Strategic Objective 2: Community resilience to shocks improved.  Assets, implemented by communities through cash for assets or food for assets modalities, include small dams, irrigation schemes, dip tanks, erosion control measures, grazing land clearance, etc. The Assets Coordinator provides technical oversight for implementation of community asset production, from design to completion, and collaborates with district teams to manage day to day site works.  The Assets Coordinator will be based in Bulawayo and report to the Amalima Agriculture and Livelihoods manager.

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee implementation of all Amalima community asset activities;
  • Identify and supervise consultant engineers as required;
  • Ensure production of sound technical designs and bills of quantities for all assets;
  • Conduct environmental assessments in coordination with Environment and Resilience Specialist;
  • Liaise with relevant technical authorities to acquire requisite construction approvals;
  • Coordinate reporting and track progress with district team leaders, field officers, and consultant engineers;
  • Monitor field sites regularly, ensuring adherence to plans, safety practices, etc.;
  • Maintain project files and updated records of work progress and labor tracking;
  • Coordinate with procurement team to ensure materials are procured and delivered to sites;
  • Coordinate with finance department to ensure cash payments (or with commodities department to for food distributions) are made accurately in a timely manner;
  • Contribute to quarterly and annual narrative reports;
  • Provide engineering support to other Amalima activities as required; and
  • Perform other tasks as assigned by the Chief of Party

Skills and Qualifications:

  • University degree in Engineering;
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience designing and overseeing rural construction projects in Zimbabwe;
  • Demonstrated ability to work within a team and produce high quality outputs;
  • Specific experience with dams, irrigation schemes and dip tanks strongly preferred;
  • Experience implementing NGO cash for work or food for work projects with community labour strongly preferred;
  • Experience with USAID programs preferred;
  • Ndebele language skills and experience in Matabeleland strongly preferred; and
  • Private sector and/or government experience valued.

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.

International Animal Nutrition Specialist

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Project Description:

The U.S.-Pakistan Partnership for Agricultural Market Development (AMD) is a USAID funded project that aims to improve the ability of Pakistan’s commercial agriculture and livestock sectors to compete in international and national markets in four targeted product lines: meat, high value and off season vegetables, mangoes and citrus. AMD will act as a catalyst for development and investment in its targeted product lines by actively promoting cooperation and coordination amongst the value chain actors and ancillary service providers. AMD’s implementation strategy is underpinned by a strictly commercial and market driven approach with a clear focus on strengthening market access for its partner organizations, and supporting international marketing and sales efforts.

 

AMD encourages investments in its four target product lines through offering matching grants and technical assistance, and empowering stakeholders by developing synergies, upgrading and streamlining supply chains, providing technical assistance to optimize profit margins, and increase participation of women entrepreneurs, thereby helping make Pakistani meat, high value and off season vegetables, mangoes and citrus more profitable and competitive.

 

Objectives of Technical Assistance: The objective of this assignment is to provide technical assistance to grantees and partner businesses in feedlot, backgrounding and dairy beef on least cost nutrition strategies and feed formulations for beef production. The Consultant will further support AMD team and local STTA for data base generation on nutrient profile of conventional and non-conventional feed ingredients available in Pakistan livestock industry. This feed database will be used to build library for ration balancing software programs and calibration of NIR machines with grantees. 

Assignment Scope: In the duration of 23 days ISTTA assignment, the Consultant will conduct field visits to feedlot, backgrounding and dairy beef farms, feed testing labs in public and private sector, meetings with stakeholders of livestock / feed industry to suggest appropriate nutrition strategies for beef operations and develop protocol for data base generation assignment.

The ISTTA tasks will include but not be limited to: 

1)      Background reading of AMD Work Plan and published studies on previous feedlot studies conducted and marketing assessments of related businesses in Pakistan.

2)      Onsite visits to feedlot operations to provide consultancy to ongoing business operations. 

3)      Micro level survey of feed industry including markets, feed testing labs , academia / R&Ds  through detailed on site visits and held meetings with their key management personnel. 

4)      Field visits and held meetings with private companies / suppliers of feed, fodder and silage.

5)      Visit to meet with progressive livestock farmers to understand the cropping patterns and collect required details of information about availability of feed ingredients in different geography of project areas across the year.

6)      Visits to a few modern dairies in Pakistan to understand the existing patterns of male progeny marketing and cost effective nutrition strategies for developing dairy beef.  

 

Deliverables:

1.      A final report that details the following ;

a)      List of conventional / non-conventional feed and fodder ingredients needed to laboratory test for database generation in feeding industry.

b)      Suggest appropriate laboratories from public / private sector inland or abroad for feed ingredients testing along with costing mechanism.

c)      Suggest SOPs for sample collection, transportation, and lab testing.

d)      Guide on library development for ration balancing software programs and NIR machines calibration.

e)      Suggest multiple least cost feeding regimes for feedlot operating in industry with the substitutes of ingredients as per availability and costing variation in feed markets around the year.

2. Onsite consultancy visits to progressive feedlot, backgrounders and dairy beef businesses in Lahore, Multan, Karachi and Islamabad for support in adjusting their feeding regimes and overall management protocol.

3.  Conduct technical workshops at least three venues in industry to guide the investors / existing feedlot on best cost nutritional strategies.

4. Support in selection of BSP / Vendor for procurement of programs for feedlot grantees. 

5. Oversee the training session will conduct by BSP in Lahore on Management and ration balancing software programs operation.

Knowledge, Skill and Ability Requirements:

  • An advanced degree in the field of Animal Nutrition.
  • Extensive international experience of having worked with commercial Feedlot and feed industry.
  • Requisite prior experience of working at senior level consulting assignments with donor funded projects with a focus on Feedlot Fattening and Meat Value Chain on cost sharing with private sector partners.
  • Experience in developing countries on designing and development expertise/ experience in operating Feedlot Fattening farms and feed mill operations.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team;
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Documented report writing skills in English;
  • Oral fluency in English.

LOE: 23 working days

Estimated Period of Performance: April  2018 through May  2018

Field Program Coordinator

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Introduction

 

This Scope of Work provides the details for the role of the field-based REGIS-AG Program Coordinator.  This position is a post of up to 2.5 years located at the program office in Niamey, Niger. The position is contingent upon receiving authorization to work in Niger. The Program Coordinator will work closely with the REGIS-AG COP and in-country team as well as the HQ-based REGIS-AG project management unit (PMU).

 

General Program Descriptions

 

The REGIS-AG program is a $34.4 million USAID-funded contract in Niger. REGIS-AG is based in the city of Niamey and operates in Zinder, Maradi and Tillaberi in Niger, and with another home office in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso with field operations in Dori and Kaya. Through the Resilience and Economic Growth in the Sahel – Accelerated Growth (REGIS-AG), CNFA offers a robust strategy for strengthening cowpea, small ruminant and poultry value chains (VCs) in agro-pastoralist and marginal agricultural zones of Niger and Burkina Faso. By transforming value chain relationships and dynamics to increase their inclusiveness as well as their competitiveness, REGIS-AG will increase the incomes of vulnerable households and build the resilience of families and communities to shocks such as drought, conflict and economic crises. The CNFA team will develop innovative “pull” strategies linking smallholders to cash markets, in close cooperation with REGIS-Enhanced Resilience (REGIS-ER) production-level “push” strategies to propel vulnerable households from subsistence to food security and surplus. 

The Program Coordinator will provide field-based support to the REGIS AG Program, focusing on communications/reporting, M&E, gender, technical support, and general backstopping. While the Program Coordinator will work closely with the PMU, the Program Coordinator position is intended have a more technical focus on activities that can be carried out more efficiently in-country.

Responsibilities:

  • Communications/Reporting:
  • Work closely with the MEL Manager to ensure timely preparation of the REGIS AG quarterly reports. Edit and provide quality control. Collaborate with relevant technical staff to ensure that activities and achievements are captured and well-represented in the quarterly report. Quarterly reports will be reviewed and finalized at HQ, but the Program Coordinator will play a key role in finalizing the report from the field side.
  • In close collaboration with the MEL Manager, take a leadership role in compiling the project’s annual report. Work with the MEL Manager to create a timeline for producing a high quality and accurate report, coordinate the reporting process ensuring that all pieces of the report are complete, edit and format the report and attachments, provide to HQ with sufficient time to review.
  • Collaborate with district offices to identify, and develop success stories on a quarterly basis.
  • Lead the development of the annual CNFA report to host country government stakeholders.
  • Provide support on other non-donor, non-technical reporting requests.
  • Provide one paragraph monthly program updates for the Board of Directors by the end of each month.
  • Lead the “Tell Your Story” campaign, a long-term qualitative information gathering project intended to follow a few program participants over the LOP and check-in regularly with them to capture information on how they have been impacted by the program. Conduct field visits to gather information, adhere to a schedule for future info gathering, and design reporting tools for follow-up interviews (as necessary) for using the information in a useful and compelling way.
  • Complete the quarterly communications deliverables on a quarterly basis including: byline article/opinion piece suggestions, event calendar updates, program overview updates, and maintaining a media list. 
  • Manage the REGIS AG photo library on dropbox.
  • Lead tracking, coordination and procurement for branding/marking of all assets developed or rehabilitated by the program.
  • Play a key role in organizing events, including USAID and GoN/GoB stakeholder visits, media tours, participation in expos/conferences, annual stakeholder consultation meetings, annual REGIS AG reflection meetings. Draft accompanying Press Releases as appropriate.
  • Technical Activities:
  • Support the technical program team in implementing workplans and remaining on target to achieve deliverables.
  • Support the technical team in developing and finalizing appropriate training materials including training plans, manuals, posters/visual aids, and modules. Edit and provide quality control for materials. Support the procurement process for cartoonists, designers, printing, etc.
  • Support the technical team in understanding and operationalizing the program budget. Work with the team as needed to develop activity specific budgets such as training budgets. 
  • Support the MEL Manager in maintaining and implementing the M&E system, M&E database, and data collection forms and procedures.
  • Identify areas, if any, where additional M&E resources and support may be needed.
  •   Support the Gender Specialist implement the program’s gender strategy. Be mindful of gender integration and empowerment in all program activities and make recommendations accordingly.
  • General Program Backstopping:
  • Help REGIS-AG maintain compliance with CNFA policies and procedures and USAID rules and regulations. Identify any compliance questions or concerns and discuss with COP and PMU.
  • As requested by the COP, attend and participate in meetings with the USAID mission and respond to mission information requests.
  • Serve as a point of contact with CNFA HQ for programmatic requests.
  • Participate in weekly coordination calls.
  • Develop and/or review SOW, consultant agreements, subawards, etc. as requested. Share REGIS-AG Niger SOWs with CNFA HQ for posting on DevEx.
  • Provide general support to the REGIS-AG team related to computer skills, editing and formatting. Support the team with Excel troubleshooting and capacity building to work in Excel.
  • Contribute to new business and other CNFA activities as requested in Niger; and
  • Other duties as assigned. 

Qualifications:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Agricultural Economics, Agribusiness or related field.  Master’s Degree preferred;  
  • Preferred experience working with international development projects/programs focused on enterprise development, agriculture and/or agribusiness;
  • Knowledge of USAID (and/or other donor) program planning cycles, agreement rules and regulations, and reporting;
  • 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 to interact with employees at all levels;
  • Proficiency with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook required;
  • Fluency in both the English and French languages required;
  • Ability to travel as required;
  • Ability to obtain and maintain work authorization in Niger.

CNFA is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, sex, ancestry, citizenship status, mental or physical disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, veteran status or military status.

STTA: International Livestock and Meat Specialist

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Project Description:

U.S. -Pakistan Partnership for Agricultural Market Development (AMD) activity in Pakistan is a USAID funded activity implemented by CNFA with the goal of supporting the development of Pakistan’s commercial agriculture, particularly through improving the ability of Pakistan’s agriculture and livestock sectors to meet both international and domestic demand and requirements in targeted product lines in Citrus, Mango, High value/off season vegetable and livestock. AMD envisions transforming the four targeted product lines into efficient, private sector led value chains that deliver competitive products to domestic and export markets. AMD’s targeted training, matching grants, and technical assistance will leverage private sector investment and encourage innovation. Together these approaches will support upgrading, streamline supply chains, optimize profit margins, increase participation of women entrepreneurs, and ultimately make Pakistani mango, citrus, meat and HV/OSV more profitable and more competitive.

Background:

Pakistan’s meat exports are marked by minimal value-add, mostly dealing in chilled and frozen carcasses, quarters and some boneless meat. Export shipments are heavily reliant on airfreight services and therefore geographical proximity and complicated compliance regimes of export partner countries remain the foremost factors driving market access and growth. At present, high freight cost and limited market outreach has led Pakistani meat exporters to aggressively compete amongst each other for market share in the GCC region, especially UAE, where meat sourced from Pakistan accounts for almost 85% of the market share. In the absence of new market avenues and diversified products, the prevailing market dynamics continues to erode profit margins and breed mistrust amongst industry players.

In the year 2014, Pakistan’s meat exports totaled $210 million. These exports comprised of chilled and frozen meat of both bovine animals ($130 million) and that of small ruminants (sheep/goat, $80 million). Over 77% of the total exports were made to the GCC countries, where Saudi Arabia and UAE accounted for 31% and 22% of exports, respectively. The only significant export destination outside of the Middle East region was Vietnam, representing 10% of total Pakistani exports in 2014.

 

Sustainable growth of exports and greater profitability will hinge on the sector’s ability to leverage sea freight services for existing markets and target more rewarding segments with value added, quality product. In order to do so, measures will need to be taken to improve phyto-sanitary controls, introduce innovative packaging, employ controlled/managed atmosphere supply chain solutions, and market higher value meat cuts.

To promote Pakistani meat in the GCC region, AMD facilitates attendance in Gulfood each year and organizes a branding dinner on the sidelines of the expo for key buyers, stakeholders and trade attaches of target countries. The branding dinner and participation in Gulfood will allow AMD to promote quality Pakistani meat in the regional market and will enable the branding and re positioning of improved quality high value meat cuts for more rewarding market segments.

Objectives of the Technical Assistance:

The objective of this assignment is to provide support to the AMD staff in organizing the 2018 Gulfood in Dubai in general, and in particular with the annual branding dinner held on the sidelines of the event, which, is a flagship initiative of the AMD program. The consultant will work with the AMD team to ensure that the meat procured for the branding dinner is of the highest quality available and is as per the specifications developed. The consultant will work closely with the vendors engaged by AMD for identifying the animals in Pakistan, proper slaughtering, proper ageing, packing, exporting, coordination with the event organizer for proper preparation and finally, preparation of the dinner cuts to be consumed at the Product Branding Dinner. The consultant will also mentor participants in technical matters including the benefits of slaughtering heavier carcasses from younger animals the products from which are the competitive range for vacuum packing and boneless exportin the next phase of market development. The consultant will also be available to assist facilitated exporters in technical discussions in B2Bs during the expo.

Estimated level of effort (LOE) for the assignment:

10 working days (including 2-travel days)

 

Timing of the Assignment:

The consultant will commence working on this assignment on or about February 15, 2018 with completion by March 05, 2018.

Assignment Scope:

  • Coordinate with the AMD marketing and program team for development of work plan;
  • Assist AMD marketing team in preparations for and during Gulfood 2018 particularly for the branding dinner held during the expo;
  • Development of a Power Point presentation documenting the trail shipment by sea for presentation at Gulfood 2018.
  • Any other technical support related to this assignment as per CTA / COP requirements.  

Deliverables:

  • Develop a detailed work plan for the STTA assignment within 1 days of assignment commencement;
  • Final report on assistance provided to the AMD team during Gulfood 2018 including details of meat exporters mentored, technical role provided in b2b and b2g discussions;
  • Power Point presentation documenting the trail shipment by sea for presentation at Gulfood 2018; and
  • Any other related tasks assigned by the COP or CTA. 

Qualifications:

  • An advanced degree in the field of agriculture;
  • Experience of having organized and participated in international agricultural/ food related expos in the Middle East particularly Gulfood;
  • Extensive experience of having worked with commercial livestock entities and commercial farms as well as other players in the Livestock value chain. Experience in Pakistan; particularly in Punjab, Sindh and KPK a plus;
  • More than 15 years of professional practical experience working in the field of livestock meat production and marketing worldwide;
  • Requisite prior experience of working at senior level consulting assignments with USAID funded projects in Pakistan with a focus on development of the livestock agribusiness value chain using an integrated supply chain approach;
  • Experience in developing countries on designing and development of livestock interventions;  
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team;
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills; and
  • Documented report writing skills in English;
  • Oral fluency in English.

Senior Technical Advisor

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Project background:

 

The Food Security and Agribusiness Support (FAS) program is a five year, $23 million USAID funded program implemented by CNFA in Egypt. The goal of FAS is to increase agriculture-related incomes of smallholder farmers in Upper Egypt. The program will achieve this goal by implementing a market-driven approach that facilitates sustainable, pro-poor value chain development and helps smallholders increase access to domestic and export markets. The market-driven approach will be supported by four interrelated components: 1) improved on-farm production, 2) more efficient post-harvest processes, 3) improved marketing of agriculture crops and products, and 4) improved nutritional status, especially for women and children. 

 

The FAS program works with smallholder farmers Upper Egypt, with offices in Luxor, Aswan, and Menia.

 

Position Summary:

 

The Senior Technical Advisor will provide strategic support for key priorities of the FAS project. Specifically, the position will support technical aspects of the grants program, support capacity building of farmer associations/cooperatives, lead FAS gender activities, and lead/support special projects as directed by the COP. The position reports to the FAS COP and coordinates closely with the Grants Manager and Associations/Cooperatives Technical Advisor. The position will be based in Upper Egypt (Luxor, Aswan, or Menia). 

Duties

  • Provide technical support to FAS grant applicants including private sector companies, input suppliers, and farmer associations/cooperatives. Provide support to applicants in understanding the grants program and application process, developing concept notes, and developing full proposals, including business plans.
  • Provide ongoing support to FAS grant recipients to build capacity and ensure the success of grant-supported activities as defined in the grant agreement.
  • Lead the FAS program’s gender activities. Develop and implement a gender strategy for the program focusing on best practices in gender inclusive value chain development.
  • Monitor grant recipients to ensure compliance with the Working Women’s Policy as incorporated in the grant agreement.
  • Support farmer associations/cooperatives in developing strategic and sustainable plans for managing market-driven growth.
  • At the direction of the COP, provide strategic management and technical support to special projects. Special projects may promote integration across program components, provide extra resources to meet key objectives or address implementation challenges, and/or respond to requests/priorities from USAID or CNFA HQ. Contribute to project reporting by providing inputs as requested, including gender-related inputs to the quarterly report and annual workplan.
  • Assist in the technical review and analysis of all FAS studies and reports as required.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • International experience with relevant business and gender focused activities required;
  • Master’s degree or equivalent in a relevant field required;
  • Minimum of 10 years of relevant international work experience in private sector; development, institutional capacity building, strategy and gender policy development;
  • Experience in financial analysis and business plan development;
  • Prior USAID or other international donor experience preferred;
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe applications;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills;
  • Authorization to work in Egypt or Egyptian nationals strongly preferred;
  • Oral and written fluency in Arabic and English required.

Business, Market, and Finance Development (BMFD) Specialist

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Program Description Feed the Future Rwanda Hinga Weze

The primary objective of the Feed the Future Rwanda Hinga Weze activity is to sustainably increase smallholder farmers’ income, improve nutritional status of Rwandan women and children, and increase the resilience of the agriculture and food systems to the changing climate.

Position Description

Reporting to the Chief of Party, the Business, Market, and Finance Development (BMFD) Specialist leads the Business, Market, and Finance Development (BMFD) Unit, which will provide mentoring and coaching for cooperatives and agrodealers, including in areas such as access to credit and other financial products, and organizational development. The BMFD Specialist will lead a team to facilitate linkages to suppliers of agricultural equipment, processors, other value chain actors, and price and market information. S/he is responsible for liaising with the Agricultural Productivity and Nutrition and Social Behavior Chance Communication (SBCC) technical units in order to design mutually reinforcing interventions and oversee field implementation across technical areas. The Business, Market, and Finance Development (BMFD) Specialist is based in Kigali.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the overall design, implementation, oversight, and reporting of the activity’s objectives around business and financial services and farmers’ access to markets;
  • Directly supervise the Senior Access to Finance Advisor, the Value Chain Development Advisor, the Post-Harvest Handling Advisor, the Business Development Services Advisor, and the Extension Advisor;
  • Will collaborate with local partners and conduct regular site visits to ensure effective implementation while coordinating closely with other technical team leaders to increase impact of program interventions;
  • Ensure the smooth implementation of all market and financial development activities to promote productivity and sales and improve household-level consumption of nutritious foods and collaboratively plan activities to ensure interventions stimulate and support results;
  • Coordinate with the Agriculture Productivity Unit to develop strategies that promote smallholder uptake of improved inputs, practices, and post-harvest technologies that increase market competitiveness and reduce labor and costs;
  • Facilitate multiple sub-components of Activity Component 2: Improved Market Access;
  • Coordinate with the MEL unit to participate in M&E, learning, and programmatic reporting activities;
  • Undertake other assignments or tasks at the request of the Chief of Party.

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in business administration and management or related area of study or equivalent work experience;
  • At least ten years progressively responsible work experience in managing complex donor-funded project(s) related to agricultural finance, value chain development, agricultural investment, private sector investment management and/or access to finance;
  • Minimum of seven years of experience in USAID-funded program(s), preferably in East Africa;
  • At least 5-7 years in a supervisory capacity or experience managing teams of at least eight direct reports;
  • Demonstrated ability to interact and communicate with wide range of stakeholders both verbally and in writing;
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate, willingness to innovate and ability to think systematically;
  • Proven experience in managing multiple and competing tasks while maintaining quality of deliverables within deadlines;
  • Advanced oral and written communication skills in English required; Kinyarwanda and French also preferred.

Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Manager

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Program Description Feed the Future Rwanda Hinga Weze

The primary objective of the Feed the Future Rwanda Hinga Weze activity is to sustainable increase smallholder farmers’ income, improve nutritional status of Rwandan women and children, and increase the resilience of the agriculture and food systems to the changing climate.

Position Description

Reporting to the M&E Director, the M&E Manager will support all Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) activities. S/he will be responsible for implementing M&E systems including indicator targeting, tracking and reporting according to USAID and CNFA standards, managing a data collection systems, leading impact assessments and a learning strategy. The M&E Manager will serve in the MEL unit as the intermediary between the M&E Director and Provincial M&E Coordinators.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support the development and implementation an MEL strategy (per the approved MEL Plan) outlining M&E systems for data collection, targeting and tracking custom and USAID/FTF indicators, knowledge management, impact assessments, learning activities and reporting in compliance with the requirements provided in the Activity contract, USAID regulations and CNFA standards;
  • Support the M&E Director in working closely with other technical units in establishing and managing a GIS referencing, cloud-based MEL system and ensure data requirements are integrated into project management processes;
  • Provide oversight to Provincial M&E Coordinators and District M&E Officers on data collection and analysis, and to ensure the timely completion of M&E activities;
  • Facilitate Collaborating, Learning and Adapting (CLA) strategies to support the use of data and information from the M&E system for real-time decision-making to improve project implementation
  •  Regularly review monitoring data and help organize periodic learning days and annual learning summits with district staff to help managers identify successes and make decisions about adapting activities and approaches to achieve results.
  • Collaborate with the Finance, Operations, and Compliance Unit to help develop a system to track and report cost-related data for each program element to reinforce financial and budgetary strategies and allocations during planning periods;
  • Ensure compliance with all USAID, CNFA, and, if/where applicable, host country government reporting requirements;
  • Complete other duties as necessary and assigned by M&E Director and Chief of Party.

Qualifications

  • Minimum 5 years of experience working on monitoring, evaluation and learning for donor funded projects; USAID experience is highly desirable;
  • Master’s degree required in relevant field, or equivalent combination of education and work experience in a relevant competency area, including statistics, international development, economics or other;
  • Experience using monitoring and evaluation systems with USAID-supported indicators, including Feed the Future and nutrition indicators;
  • Willingness to collaborate, innovate and ability to think systematically;
  • Demonstrated ability to interact and communicate with wide range of stakeholders both verbally and in writing;
  • Proven experience in managing multiple and competing tasks while maintaining quality of deliverables within deadlines;
  • Strong communication skills and ability to write clear and concise reports in English;
  • Advanced oral and written communication skills in English required.

Director of Finance and Operations

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Program Summary:

CNFA is currently seeking applications from qualified candidates for its Finance and Operations Manager for the anticipated USAID-funded Resilience and Economic Growth in the Sahel – Accelerated Growth (REGIS-AG). The overarching goal of REGIS-AG is to increase the incomes of vulnerable households through the transformation of selected, high-potential value chains. Specifically, REGIS-AG will improve the overall performance and inclusiveness of three product value chains (cowpea, small ruminants, and poultry) and hence increase resilience in the agro-pastoral and marginal agriculture zones of Burkina Faso and Niger.

Position Summary:

The DFO is responsible for making operational decisions, managing the project administration, managing logistics, and ensuring adherence to USAID and CNFA rules, regulations and procedures. The DFO also provides financial oversight and develops and implements financial oversight and control mechanisms and procedures to ensure that all program expenses are in accordance with CNFA financial policies, procedures, rules and regulations. Additionally, the DFO ensures subcontractors and sub-grantees are able to deliver services on schedule and also strengthens and builds upon established productive working relationships with government officials and implementing partners. The position is based in Niamey, Niger with oversight of and frequent travels to other REGIS-AG regional offices in Niger and Burkina Faso.

Specifically, the main duties of the DFO include, but are not limited to:

  • Ensure the smooth implementation of all project financial and administrative activities, including: timely and accurate bank reconciliations, invoicing, monitoring of expenditure levels against budget and funding obligations, financial projections, submission of monthly financial reports to CNFA HQ;
  • Develop implement financial oversight and control mechanisms and procedures to ensure that all program expenses are in accordance CNFA’s financial policies,
  • procedures, rules and regulations;
  • Oversee financial and administrative functions of the execution of subcontracts for all local implementing partners;
  • Maintain necessary documentation and reporting in accordance with USAID and CNFA guidelines;
  • Ensure that staff contracts and profiles (other than those managed directly by CNFA’s Washington DC Office), are in place and appropriately monitored and updated;
  • Manage all personnel records in a confidential manner;
  • Oversee the project budget, payroll, and day-to-day operations;
  • Manage and supervise program, administrative, logistics and finance staff members; and
  • Undertake other assignments or tasks at the request of the COP.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum 10 years of financial management and administration experience for an international development project;
  • Previous Sahel experience preferred;
  • Experience in professional accounting and/or auditing, including at least 3 years work experience with international donor reporting;
  • At least 3 years of experience managing sub-grants and sub-contracts, and demonstrated knowledge of applicable regulations related to the oversight of such instruments;
  • A minimum of a Master’s degree in a relevant discipline or a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field
  • with an additional 7 years’ experience in areas such as accounting finance or business administration and applied skills in developing and managing large budgets;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office including advanced proficiency in Excel required (Lookups, Pivot Table level);
  • Demonstrated advanced ICT skills required;
  • Oral and written communication and presentations skills in French (tested FSI R3/S3) and English required.

This is an active recruit. Candidates will be interviewed on a rolling basis.