RFQ: Tender notice for the provision of group life insurance to CNFA Nigeria’s national staff

RFQ: Tender notice for the provision of group life insurance to CNFA Nigeria’s national staff

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RFQ Number: AI/2019/07/014

Issuance Date: July 12th, 2019

Deadline for Questions: July 16th, 2019

Deadline for Offers: July 19th, 2019

Description: Tender notice for the provision of group life insurance to CNFA Nigeria’s national staff

For: Feed the Future Nigeria Agribusiness Investment Activity

Funded By: USAID 72062019C00001

Implemented By: CNFA

Point of Contact: Mr. Cletus Kambai, Director of Finance and Operations ckambai@ag-invest.org

 

1.        Introduction:

 

Feed the Future Nigeria Agribusiness Investment Activity is a USAID program implemented by CNFA in Nigeria. The goal of the Feed the Future Nigeria Agribusiness Investment Activity is to promote inclusive agricultural productivity growth, improved nutritional outcomes, and enhance livelihood resilience for men and women through an improved policy enabling environment.

 

The purpose of this RFQ is to solicit quotations from authorized insurance companies, operational in Nigeria, for the provision of group life insurance scheme to its Nigerian-national staff. CNFA will select the offeror who best demonstrates the ability to provide the best combination of benefits and premium for a CNFA supported group life insurance.  The contract will be for one year which may be renewed for further periods under terms and conditions to be mutually agreed upon.

 

The cover will start with about 40 staff already recruited in Abuja and Districts Offices. Future recruits will join the scheme on basis that shall be agreed upon by concerned parties.

 

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

 

2.       Offer Deadline and Protocol:   

 

Signed offers must be received no later than 05:00 PM, Abuja time, July 19th, 2019. Offers must be submitted byemailtockambai@ag-invest.org.

 

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.

 

Questions: Questions regarding the technical or administrative requirements of this RFQ may be submitted on a rolling basis before the deadline for questions concludes on July 16th, 2019 by email to ckambai@ag-invest.org. Questions must be submitted in writing; phone calls will not be accepted. Questions and requests for clarification – and the responses thereto – that CNFA believes may be of interest to other offerors will be circulated to all RFQ recipients who have indicated an interest in bidding.

 

Only the written answers issued by CNFA will be considered official and carry weight in the RFQ process and subsequent evaluation. Any verbal information received from employees of CNFA or any other entity should not be considered as an official response to any questions regarding this RFQ.

 

3.       Technical Requirements:

Offerors are requested to provide quotations containing the information below on official letterhead or official quotation format:

 

                                I.            Payable annual premium per employee by CNFA for current employees and future employees. Please provide premia for 3 times annual salary and 5 times annual salary;

                              II.            Types/ Extent of any other benefits payable to the insured employee (or category of employees) on death or permanent disability of the assured employee.

                           III.            Terms and conditions of subscription/subscription to the scheme for future entrants and subscription for departures;

                           IV.            Three references from organizations/individuals for which the offeror has performed for (Provide a list of similar services performed within the past 5 years and a minimum of 3 references with contact information to verify services rendered);

                             V.            Provide a summary of your firm’s experience in the area of group life insurance in Nigeria within the past 3 years.

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STTA: Organizational Development Specialist

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Project Name: CNFA-PATTA/ Project Number AID-391-C-17-00004

Consultancy Assignment: Provide technical support in Organizational Development through Integrated Management System

Consultant Title: Organizational Development Specialist

Reports to: Director, Agricultural Technology

Place of Performance: Lahore, Pakistan with travel to project designated areas

LOE: 25 working days (inclusive of 4 days of training)

Est. Period of Performance: August 2019 through October 2019 

 

Project Description:

The purpose of the Pakistan Agricultural Technology Transfer Activity (PATTA) project is to identify, support and bring to scale private sector solutions to improve agricultural productivity in Pakistan, through a four-year activity. PATTA will partner with agricultural technologies companies to commercialize product and services that can increase the productivity and competitiveness of smallholder farmers and mobilize private sector investment in agricultural technology. PATTA’s partnership will give smallholder farmers broader access to affordable technologies to increase productivity, build resilience to climate change and reduce postharvest losses.

 

Background:

The agricultural technology manufacturing sector is at a very rudimentary stage with low skill profiles, low productivity, leadership competency gaps and inability to identify strategic opportunities and implement them for sustainable business operations in this digital age of rapid technological innovation.

The ability to set the strategic direction and develop core and support systems and processes / operations in all business functions (Marketing & Sales, Research & Development, Manufacturing, Quality Control & Quality Assurance, Supply Chain & Logistics, Human Resource, Information Technology) are one of the greatest, unaccounted for issues challenging the sustainability and competitiveness of business operations in a highly competitive and disruptive environment.

Keeping in view existing issues, PATTA intends to provide technical assistance to aspirant organizations to set strategic direction and improve their process / operations efficiency through the process of organizational development.

Objectives of the Technical Assistance:

The objective of this consultancy is to work with promising agricultural technology companies to develop corporate strategic vision and establish new or improve existing core and support business processes at corporate and business division/unit levels leading to sustainable, efficient operations and higher-cost effectiveness and profitability using a digital and technology framework.

Assignment Scope:

  • Review the existing organizational strategy and validate its relevance and if required establish Corporate Strategic Vision as the guiding document for Business Units/Enterprises
  • Using the Enterprise Risk Management approach, perform the external and internal context analysis and develop Risk Management Plan
  • Review the current organizational structure at corporate and business units/enterprise level for core and support functions, its scope and Job Descriptions of key designations
  • Review and develop systems (Quality Management, Health & Safety and Environmental Management)
  • Map processes with Key Performance Indicators and recommend organizational structure, core and support functions, systems and processes based on alignment with Strategic Vision
  • Develop Performance Dashboards for Corporate and Business Units/Enterprises core functions and Balance Scorecard.
  • Based on the competency and skill gap analysis, develop Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSA) development plan
  • Develop Organizational Development Implementation Plan 

Deliverables:

  • Corporate and Business Unit Level Strategy and Strategic Road Map
  • New / Revised Organizational Structure and Job Descriptions
  • Risk Management Plan
  • Business Unit Manuals comprised of Scope of Operations, Systems and Process and Performance Dashboards
  • Balance Scorecard for Corporate and Business Units
  • Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSA) development plan
  • Implementation Plan

Qualifications:

  • A master’s degree in Management Studies, Organizational Development or a related field, with:
  • At least 7 years demonstrated experience and expertise in conducting and facilitating organizational restructuring, including feasibility studies and sustainability modelling
  • Ability to conduct strategy reviews, develop job descriptions and organizational structures to align to the strategy of the organization
  • Knowledge of Systems Thinking, Systems Engineering and Value Stream Process Mapping
  • Experience with Change Management processes
  • Knowledge and experience in using participatory approaches and innovative techniques, with organizational leadership.
  • Demonstrated skills in data analysis and problem solving
  • Excellent analytical and report writing skills.

Apply By:  

Interested candidates should submit CVs to recruitment@pakistan-patta.org by July 21, 2019. Kindly clearly mention position title ” Organizational Development Specialist “ in email subject line. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

 

                                               Women are strongly encouraged to apply                                             

STTA: Codex Alimentarius Expert

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REPUBLIC OF AZERBAIJAN

AZERBAIJAN FOOOD SAFETY INSTITUTE

TERMS OF REFERENCE AND SCOPE OF SERVICES

 

International Consultant on Codex Alimentarius

 

About CNFA

 

CNFA is a not-for-profit organization based in Washington, D.C. dedicated to stimulating sustainable growth in the agricultural sector. CNFA specializes in fostering private sector investments in training, new technologies and marketing as a means to increase the overall competitiveness of agricultural value chains, expand exports and develop skills in the rural workforce. By helping farmers, processors, entrepreneurs and distributors to generate higher incomes, CNFA helps improve livelihoods and reduce poverty.

About ASAP

 

The USAID Agricultural Support to Azerbaijan Project (ASAP) is designed to support the growth of agribusiness SMEs through delivery of technical assistance, utilizing local business development service (BDS) providers, as well as public and private extension providers, and to support capacity building of and effort by various Azerbaijani Government institutions related to agriculture. ASAP is targeting the following value chains: berries, hazelnut, orchard crops, pomegranate, and vegetables.

 

About the Assignment

 

Location: Azerbaijan (or remote)

Duration: A minimum of 15 days

 

Context: For many years, the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan has recognized the importance of food safety in terms of public health, development of exports, and investments in modern efficient agricultural production.

 

Since 2008, legal and institutional reforms have been conducted in agriculture and particularly in the food safety area to diversify the economy of the Republic of Azerbaijan and also to form the competitive sectors on production and processing of agricultural products, specific priorities and measures which are aimed at the establishment of a risk-based food safety system at all stages of the food chain. The Strategic Road Map “On the Production and Processing of Agricultural Products in the Republic of Azerbaijan” was developed and approved by the Presidential Decree No.1138, dated December 6, 2016.

In order to ensure the implementation of the “Strategic Road Map for the Production and Processing of Agricultural Products in the Republic of Azerbaijan” and the Presidential Decree No 1235 “On Additional Measures for Improving the Food Safety System in the Republic of Azerbaijan,” dated 10 February 2017, the Azerbaijan Food Safety Agency (AFSA) has been established and the State Food Safety Program of the Republic of Azerbaijan for 2019-2025 has been prepared.

 

AFSA, as an official Food Safety Authority in the Republic of Azerbaijan, implements the aforementioned State Food Safety Program by implementing government policy, strategy and required reforms in this area. All the reforms are implemented taking into consideration the best international practice and with assistance from donor organizations, consultants, and international/foreign expertise.

 

The Azerbaijan Food Safety Institute is a subordinate body not included in the structure of the AFSA authority. It conducts scientific research on food safety, risk assessment based on scientific data, drafting technical normative legal acts in the field of food safety, a range of international food safety standards for voluntary use in food industries by producers of food products, as well as providing food safety research services.

 

Assignment Purpose

 

To support the AFSI to harmonize the national standards developed based on old Soviet standards with the Codex Alimentarius Standards in order to ensure the production of food products is in accordance with modern international standards that will lead on one hand to the safety of food products and on the other hand to strengthening the country’s export capacity.

 

Mission and Activities

 

In light of the above context, the Consultant shall implement the following approach to develop the following expected deliverable: will help AFSI to harmonization  current  Post Soviet standards to Codex  standards

 

The Consultant will conduct a presentation/workshop for the FSI working group that is responsible for harmonization of the legislation and provide a practical demonstration of the recommended Codex Alimentarius food authorization system and discuss it with the AFSI and all concerned parties. As a result, Consultant will provide the following deliverables:

 

·         Prioritize standards which are essential for further improvement

·         Find commonalities, identify critical requirements that need to be retained

·         Propose a method and techniques for harmonizing standards

·         Suggest recommendations on improving existing norms.

·         Suggest recommendations on transition periods for the standards.

Required Qualifications:

  • Advanced university degree in law /food safety or related field;
  • Extensive Codex Alimentarius experience;
  • Over ten years’ experience in standards area;
  • Previous experience of working in the region/country would be an asset;
  • Excellent written and spoken English and strong writing skills;
  • Skills in sharing knowledge and experience, communicating ideas and managing information flow;
  • Experience on harmonization of standards;
  • Good inter-personal and communication skills.

Application Instructions

 

Applicants may apply by sending a Cover Letter and CV by no later than 17:00 local Baku time on July 26, 2019 by email to ttf@asapaz.org. The email subject line should say “Codex Alimentarius Expert.” 

Grants Monitoring Officer

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 Background and Purpose

 

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. 

 

Position Summary:

 

The Grants Monitoring Officer is responsible for monitoring grantees under the Project, which include private businesses and cooperatives/associations. The Grants Officer tracks grantee performance in compliance with USAID and CNFA guidelines by collecting both programmatic and grant specific data to measure grantees’ progress towards agreed upon business and social achievements. The grantee monitoring will be conducted via visiting the grantees to observe and report on technical, as well as programmatic implementation of grants. The Grants Monitoring Officer will collect data like the number of beneficiaries served during the month, types of services/training grantee provided, number of jobs created, etc. This position reports directly to the Business Development Services Team Leader and is based in Luxor. This position requires extensive travel in Upper Egypt and applicant should be able to travel up to 70% of the time. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support the Business Development Services Team leader in monitoring and tracking grantee business and social performance and implementation of activities according to USAID and CNFA policies
  • Collect grantee data for monitoring and oversight of the Project grants implementation;
  • Assist in development and implementation of processes and methodologies to ensure consistent data collection with grantees
  • Provide feedback and coaching to grantees to effectively submit quality data to Project
  • Assist in inputting grantee data to online database
  • Contribute to regular project reports, work plans, success stories and other deliverables including grant reports
  • Develop a project grantee tracking system;
  • Maintain necessary grant documentation and reporting in accordance with USAID and CNFA guidelines;
  • Identify issues and risks related to grant program implementation;
  • Other duties as assigned;

Requirements:

  • Knowledge of agriculture economics, business management and/or food security is a must – Either a Masters’ degree or a Bachelors’ degree with 5+ years of experience is required – International donor experience is required, USAID experience is preferred
  • 2+ years of experience in M&E for international development programs
  • Demonstrated understanding of tracking and monitoring business performance for agricultural businesses and cooperatives/associations
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and operationalizing a comprehensive M&E plan is required and relevant experience with USAID projects is preferred
  • Expertise in innovative data collection, management, sharing, and visualization is required
  • Fluency in Arabic and very good English is a must

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.

STTA: Livestock Nutrition Technology Specialist (Nutrition and Feed Formulation)

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Project Name: Pakistan Agricultural Technology Transfer Activity (PATTA) (AID-391-C-17- 00004-PATTA)

Consultancy Assignment: Support to PATTA SSPs in Livestock Feed Formulation

Consultant Title: Livestock Nutrition Technology Specialist (Nutrition and Feed Formulation) 

Reports to: Director Agricultural Technologies

Place of Performance: Islamabad, Pakistan with travel to designated project locations

LOE: Approximately 21 days (including 3 travel days and a 6-day work week – if consultant is non-local/international)

Est. Period of Performance: November 2019 – through January 2020

 

Project Description: 

CNFA is an enterprise development organization based in Washington, D.C., dedicated to stimulating sustainable growth in the agricultural sector. CNFA specializes in fostering private sector investments in training, new technologies and marketing as a mean to increase the overall competitiveness of agricultural value chains, to expand exports, and to develop skills in the rural workforce. By generating higher incomes for farmers, processors, entrepreneurs and distributors, CNFA helps improve livelihoods and reduce poverty. CNFA is currently implementing the four-year, USAID-funded Pakistan Agricultural Technology Transfer Activity (PATTA), a project which will bring to scale private sector solutions to improve agricultural productivity in Pakistan. PATTA will partner with agricultural technology companies to commercialize products and services that can increase the productivity and competitiveness of smallholder farmers and mobilize private sector investment in agricultural technologies. PATTA’s partnerships will give smallholder farmers boarder access to affordable technologies to increase productivity, build resilience to climate change and reduce post harvest losses. 

Expected Results of PATTA:

·         Increase smallholder farmer access to affordable, appropriate and effective agricultural technologies;

·         Enable agricultural technology-related businesses to expand and adapt their products and services to meet smallholders needs;

·         Scale up the adoption and use of agricultural technologies.

 

Assignment Background:

Outdated and ineffective agricultural technologies are among the leading causes for Pakistan’s agricultural productivity falling short of its potential. Scaling up the production, distribution and adoption of agricultural technologies in Pakistan is made challenging by lack of information, difficulty in accessing credit, the geographically wide dispersion of smallholders, and the diversity of challenges facing different subsets of smallholder farmers, including women and other marginalized or disenfranchised groups. 

Pakistan has the fifth largest livestock population in the world and livestock products, including meat and dairy, account for 12.0% of national GDP and 55.4% of the total value of agriculture. Livestock is an enormously important component of rural activity and is unvaryingly a part of a mixed farming portfolio that minimizes the risk of crop failure. Livestock provides regular income from milk and contributes to the financial security of farmers as animals can be sold for meat in times of financial hardship. Small subsistence farmers hold 97% of the livestock in Pakistan, with 40-55 million people (over six million households) having some dependency on livestock. Despite its significant livestock population, the dairy and meat sector in Pakistan comes nowhere close to achieving its potential. This is due to the limited availability of nutrition resources, which is a serious concern in Pakistan. In some areas of Pakistan, green fodder is scarce all year due to poor terrain and climatic conditions, leaving farmers to rely on wheat straw, cotton seed cake and leftover pieces of dry bread. The latter is often infected with fungus that damages animal health. So, balanced nutritional products like urea molasses blocks with durable binder, and new feed formulations generated via software and with the prospect of smallholder affordability, are needed to enhance the production and socioeconomic status of smallholder livestock farmers.

PATTA plans to launch a program for the capacity building of: 1) of supply side partners involved in feed manufacturing and supplies through introduction of new least cost feed formulations for dairy buffalos, sheep and goat rearing operations, bypass fat and bypass protein formulation with a focus on effectiveness and affordability for smallholder livestock farmers.

Assignment Objective: The objective of this assignment is to provide technical support and system management skills to partner feed manufacturers (Solve Agri, Metra Asia, and Farm solution) for the formulation of least-cost rations for smallholder farmers involved in dairy production and livestock fattening – including farmers that work with sheep and goats. Moreover, the consultant will support the local manufacturing of nutritional products such as molasses urea block, bypass protein and bypass fat.

 

Assignment Scope: The STTA’s tasks will include but will not be limited to:

  • Coordinate with Livestock Technology Specialist to develop a work plan of activities;
  • Visit PATTA Stakeholders from various temperate zones of Pakistan to identify existing feed and nutrition availability and practices;
  • Suggest feed requirements for dairy, beef, sheep, and goat operations in different climatic conditions and suggest appropriate nutritional formulation packages;
  • Provide input for structuring training modules for PATTA stakeholders;
  • Provide input and develop a guide for the feed manufacturing industry for feed and nutritional products formulation;
  • Suggest guidelines on feed formulation, nutrition, feed management software and
  • Any other technical support related to livestock as per the program requirements; 

Deliverables:

  • Develop a detailed work plan based on the assigned tasks, including a timeline to accomplish the tasks; 
  • Provide a 1-page bi-weekly update to the PATTA Director Agricultural Technologies;
  • SOPs of least cost rations (Buffalo dairy, fattening, sheep and goat) for feed manufacturers;
  • SOPs of urea molasses block with durable binders;
  • SOPs for bypass protein and bypass fat manufacturing;
  • Provide training to PATTA stakeholders from various provinces / zones on livestock feed technologies;
  • Presentation to USAID Pakistan and PATTA of assignment completed and proposed way forward for SSPs;
  • Final report and training guidelines pertaining to feed formulation, nutrition product formulation, potential manufacturers of feed inputs, and/or equipment needed to improve nutrition practices.

Qualifications:

  • An advanced degree in the field of animal nutrition or animal husbandry, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, or relevant degree;
  • Hands-on experience in animal and nutritional product feed formulations and nutritional (like urea molasses mineral block), and experience in bypass protein and bypass fat manufacturing;
  • Extensive experience working with commercial feed manufacturers and commercial farms. Previous experience in working in Pakistan, will be a plus;
  • More than 15 years of professional and practical experience working in the fields of livestock and meat production, value addition and global marketing;
  • Requisite prior experience conducting senior-level consulting assignments with USAID-funded projects in Pakistan, with a focus on the development of the livestock agribusiness value chain using an integrated supply chain approach;
  • Experience in developing countries on designing and development of livestock interventions;
  • Documented report writing skills in English.

This position is open to international and local candidates. 

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. 

RFP: Production of eight (8) videos

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RFP Number: #41

Issuance Date: June 26, 2019

Deadline for Questions: 6 pm EST, June 30, 2019

Bidders Teleconference: 2 pm EST, July 1, 2019

Deadline for Offers: 6 pm EST, July 7, 2019

Description: Production of 8 videos

For: Resilience and Economic Growth in the Sahel – Accelerated Growth (REGIS-AG)

Funded By: USAID AID-625-C-14-00001

Implemented By: CNFA

Point of Contact:

Ms. Ashley Herron

Program Officer

aherron@cnfa.org

 

Section 1: Introduction, Technical Background and Scope of Work

 

1.1 Introduction: Resilience and Economic Growth in the Sahel – Accelerated Growth (REGIS-AG) is a USAID Feed the Future program implemented by CNFA in Niger and Burkina Faso. Along with its sister projects REGIS-ER (Enhanced Resilience) and the Sahel Resilience Learning Project (SAREL), REGIS-AG is a key component of USAID’s Resilience in the Sahel Enhanced (RISE) programming approach to supporting the Sahel’s most vulnerable populations and ending the region’s cycle of crisis.

The region and its people are living at the margins in almost every sense of the word. As USAID’s RISE Project Impact Evaluation states, “climate models predict increasing temperatures, more variable rainfall, and more frequent extreme events, such as droughts and floods, over the coming decades. Given that the large majority of households’ livelihoods are dependent on rainfall [e.g. subsistence agriculture], the result is more uncertain production levels, food price volatility, income variability, asset depletion, and increased indebtedness.”

By improving the competitiveness of cowpea, small ruminants, and poultry value chains, the REGIS-AG project aims to improve the incomes of vulnerable families and communities in order to strengthen their resilience to shocks (e.g. droughts, conflicts and, economic crises). Specifically, the target outcome of REGIS-AG is to increase income from these value chains by 50% among target households, which will, in turn, contribute to reducing the depth of poverty by 20%. REGIS-AG will reach 270,000 direct beneficiaries.

After identifying opportunities for value chain development through a series of value chain studies (component 1), the project is strengthening market linkages in the three targeted value chains (component 2). To complement market linkage development activities, the project strengthens input supply and supporting services (component 3), promotes access to finance including promoting functional literacy (component 4), and improves the enabling environment for private investment (component 5).

 

To highlight the results and successes of project activities, REGIS-AG requires a video production firm to produce 8 videos: i) heavy editing and reorganization of three (03) existing videos, French version and English version (a total of 6 videos); and ii) production of one (01) new video, French version and English version (a total of 2 videos). The purpose of this RFP is to solicit quotations from U.S.-based and international video production firms to conduct the following scope of work.  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. CNFA will consider proposals in response to this RFP from U.S. and international firms – local Nigerien firms will not be considered.  

1.2: Scope of Work:

The REGIS AG project is nearing the end of its five-year life cycle and USAID has requested that the project create several videos of key successes/results. These videos will be screened at the end of project event (tentatively scheduled for early September), and used to demonstrate the project’s success to various audiences, including the American public, government and/or non-government partners in Niger, Burkina Faso, and West Africa more generally. For example, these videos may be used by USAID for distribution on USAID/West Africa website, social media, and screened at conferences, etc.

 

·         Video 1: Poultry video (incorporates some content/footage from existing video success story as well as newly developed content/footage). French version.

·         Video 2: Poultry video (exactly the same content as Video 1). English version.   

·         Video 3: Small Ruminant Export Market video (incorporates some content/footage from existing video success story as well as newly developed content/footage). French version.

·         Video 4: Small Ruminant Export Market video (exactly the same content as Video 3). English version.   

·         Video 5: Livestock Market Management video (incorporates some content/footage from existing video success story as well as newly developed content/footage). French version.

·         Video 6: Livestock Market Management video (exactly the same content as Video 5). English version.     

·         Video 7: New project overview video (incorporates footage from existing video success story as well as new footage). French version.      

·         Video 8: New project overview video (exactly the same content as Video 7). English version.          

 

The footage captured must be shot in HD and should use a wide variety of camera angles to ensure a professional and engaging product.

REGIS-AG does not have the material and human resources to produce these videos, so an independent service provider specializing in video production is being recruited. To most effectively convey the REGIS-AG story, 6 of the 8 videos described above will draw heavily on existing content and footage from three video success stories that were previously created for the project in 2018 by a Nigerien video production firm. Much of this previously developed content needs to be reformulated, and joined with newly developed content/footage, to better align with the intended use of the videos. Given the end-use of these videos targets both West African and American audiences, the use of text in lieu of voice-over narration, and the desire to use graphics that contain text, each video must have a French version and an English version.

 

Given the challenges of working in the Nigerien context (security, languages, etc.) and the short timeline, the selected offeror is strongly encouraged to engage a local Nigerien video firm or local Nigerien videographer to conduct the filming in-country. Offerors may propose to sub-contract any Nigerien video production firm or videographer but is not required to do so. Should the successful offeror request it, CNFA is able to provide recommendations on local Nigerien firms or videographers based on prior experience. While REGIS-AG activities take place in both Niger and Burkina Faso, the videos will focus on Niger due to security concerns in Burkina Faso and the short production timeline.

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Communications Consultant

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Background:

 CNFA is currently seeking a consultant to provide communications support for the USAID funded Food-Security and Agribusiness Support (FAS) project.  This project will focuses on agricultural value chain development targeting smallholder farmers in Upper Egypt. 

Assignment:

The consultant will help identify and draft success stories, and help finalize project deliverables.

Estimated Period of Performance: 4-6 weeks depending on need

Place of Performance: Egypt

Required Qualifications

  • Prior USAID or other international donor experience preferred;
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite,
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills;Strong English writing skills
  • A firm understanding of agricultural development issues

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. 

RFQ: Provision of Hardware and Software for security camera system

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RFQ Number: CNFA-FAS-RFQ-Security Camera System 6.3.19

Issuance Date: June 7, 2019

Deadline for Questions: June 13, 2019 at 3:00pm

Deadline for Offers: June 20, 2019 at 3:00pm

Description: Provision of Hardware and Software for security camera system

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

Funded By: United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

Contract Number: AID-263-A-15-00022

Implemented By: CNFA (Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture)

Point of Contact: FAS Procurement Manager procurement@egyptfas.org 

 

1.       Introduction: In July 2015, CNFA began implementing the Feed the Future Food Security and Agribusiness Support (FAS) program in Egypt. The five-year FAS program aims to dramatically increase incomes and improve food security for at least 14,000 Upper Egyptian smallholder farmers. The market-driven approach of the project is supported by four interrelated components, including improved on-farm production, more efficient post-harvest processes, improved marketing of agriculture crops and products, and improved nutritional status of pregnant and lactating women and children under 5. To promote post-harvest efficiency, the project vertically integrates farmer groups and develops agro-processing enterprises through cold chain expansion, storage facilities, and pack houses. The project will achieve an annualized increase in incomes for over 14,000 horticulture-based smallholder farmers through activities such as the introduction of new contracts between horticulture smallholder farmers and market channels. CNFA manages a matching grant fund which will be used to refurbish and develop productive infrastructure, catalyze innovation, stimulate investment, and support the development of critical value chain segments.

 

As part of project activities, the CNFA/FAS Project requires the purchase, delivery, installation, testing, training of staff and provision of warranty and after sale service for the security camera system. 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 to instructions described in this RFQ may lead to disqualification of an offer from consideration.

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Procurement Officer

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bout the Project:

PATTA is a 4-year USAID funded project that will bring to scale private sector solutions to improve agricultural productivity in Pakistan. PATTA is partnering with agricultural technology companies to commercialize products and services with the potential to increase the productivity and competitiveness of smallholder farmers while mobilizing private sector investment in agricultural technology. PATTA partnerships will provide smallholder farmers with broader access to affordable technologies to increase productivity, build resilience to climate change and reduce postharvest losses.

 

Position Description:

 

The Procurement Officer will support the project team with implementation efforts by executing day-to-day procurement and contact administration activities of the project as per the project’s set procedures, manuals, templates, and guidelines. The Procurement Officer will assist the Deputy Chief of Partyin implementing tasks related to procurement of large value goods, works and services.

 

Job Location: Islamabad 

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage, execute and coordinate tasks related to the procurement of goods and services for the implementation of the project;
  • Assist in preparation of bidding documents, procurement implementation plans and procurement performance reports/tracker;
  • Execute day-to-day procurement functions such as: analyze market conditions, verify technical specifications or terms of reference, prepare and launch tender documents.
  • Arrange and facilitate site visits or bidders and conferences, respond to written queries or requests for clarifications, facilitate evaluation panels, prepare evaluation reports, carry out price reasonableness analyses, facilitate contract negotiations;
  • Assist the project team with management of USAID contract and monitor for compliance against specified terms and conditions, addressing delays, troubleshooting problems, assisting in contract amendments, and ensuring completion of work and delivering of goods and services;
  • Ensure safety, security and maintain confidentiality of the whole procurement process;
  • Act as an observer to evaluation committees, ensuring that the evaluation of bids/ proposals received is done based on criteria stipulated in the bidding documentation and performed in accordance with the procurement procedures set forth in the procurement manual;
  • Assure that all procurement activities are performed in a fully professional, transparent, and ethical manner, and that they are in line with procurement regulations and conditions of the implementation agreement.
  • Assist with management and resolution of bid challenges;
  • Protect the procurement activity from fraud, waste and abuse;
  • Show a willingness to perform other duties as assigned and designated by the Deputy Chief of Party or Chief of Party.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, project management or related field. (advanced degree preferred);
  • 7-12 years of procurement experience with a large organization;
  • Experience designing end-to-end procurement strategies, preparing RFP documents, evaluation and analysis of bids/proposals, and demonstrated aptitude for analysis;
  • 2-3 years of experience of working with USAID funded projects is mandatory;
  • Proven record of leadership in a work setting and aptitude for training/capacity building within an organization;
  • Ability to work effectively with people at all levels in an organization;
  • Excellent computer skills (word processing, Excel spreadsheet and Power Point);
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.

Apply By:   

Interested candidates should submit CVs to recruitment@pakistan-patta.org by June 16, 2019. Kindly clearly mention position title “Procurement Officer” in email subject line. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Women are strongly encouraged to apply.

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.