The European Alliance on Agricultural knowledge for Development

VCA4D Call for experts in Sierra Leone – Cashew Nuts

A call for experts for Cashew Nuts in Sierra Leone. The study is expected to start in November 2017 till April 2018.

 

We are looking for 4 experts: one agro-economist, one environmentalist, one social expert and one local expert.

They will each provide an input of about 45 working days.

 

As you know, we have also set up the LCA backstopping review system (ToR attached) with 4 working days foreseen for an LCA expert to analyse and review the work done by the

 

The deadline for presenting CVs is on Friday 15th September by close of business.

 

The 4 experts that we are looking for have the following profiles:

 

1)Agricultural economist

S/he will be a senior expert with deep knowledge of and experience on value chain analysis from an economic point of view. S/he will be able to undertake a full functional analysis with the support of his/her colleagues. S/he will elaborate financial and economic accounts of the VC actors and the VC as specified in the toolkit.

Specific experience on cashew value chains in developing countries will be an asset.

Experience in cashew and/or cash crops value chains is required.

Knowledge on Sierra Leone will be appreciated.

Experience in stakeholder management or policy and practice capacity are a plus.

The Economist will have a large responsibility in the collective Functional Analysis.

S/he will provide a report on Functional Analysis and Economic Analysis that will be included in the final report.

An introduction to the software AFA will be made to the Economist prior to the first mission.

 

2) Social expert

S/he will be a senior expert with deep knowledge of and experience on social issues related to value chain in developing countries (gender, youth, social inclusion, social cohesion, labour conditions, social values and norms, customary rights, food security…).

S/he will have experience at least in one or these domains and be able to handle the other ones.

Specific experience in the analysis of the agricultural sector in developing countries will be an asset.

Experience in the cashew and/or cash crops value chains is required.

Knowledge on Sierra Leone is compulsory.

Experience in stakeholder management or policy and practice capacity are a plus.

S/he will provide a report on Social Analysis that will be included in the final report.

An introduction to the Social Profile as a guiding tool will be made to the Social Expert prior to the first mission.

 

3) Environmental expert

S/he will be a senior expert with deep knowledge of and experience on the Life Cycle Analysis.

Experience on value chain analysis in developing countries will be appreciated.

Experience in cashew and/or cash crops value chains is required.

Knowledge on Sierra Leone will be appreciated.

S/he will preferably use the SimaPro software for LCA.

S/he will provide a report on Environmental Analysis that will be included in the final report.

 

4) Cashew Value Chain National Expert 

S/he will be a specialist of the cashew value chains in Sierra Leone.

Relevant knowledge of the national institutions (technical, economic and political ones) and of stakeholders involved in agriculture is required.

At the beginning of the study, s/he will provide overall information on the value chain, identifying the key players and existing and relevant information to be used later for the analysis.

S/he will facilitate the access to information and complete the data collection.

The local expert will help to select the most relevant data from available sources, help to clarify inconsistencies and select relevant data to improve the coherence of analysis.

 

Your CVs or queries to Sara Jones sara.jones@agrinatura-eu.eu.

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