The European Alliance on Agricultural knowledge for Development

Call for VCA4D Experts: Vanilla in Papua New Guinea and Cocoa in Sao Tome e Principe

We are looking for experts!

The deadlines for presenting CVs in on Wednesday 17th January 2018 to Olimpia Orlandoni , olimpia.orlandoni@agrinatura-eu.eu

 

A) Vanilla – Papua New Guinea:

 

1. Agricultural economist

S/he is a senior expert with deep knowledge of and experience on value chain analysis from an economic point of view. S/he will elaborate financial and economic accounts of the VC actors and the VC (and VC sub-systems) as specified in the toolkit (see Annex I).

S/he is able to undertake a full functional analysis with the support of his/her colleagues.

Experience on economic analysis in value chains, and in particular in vanilla and in developing countries, is required.

Knowledge on Papua New Guinea will be appreciated.

Experience in economic analysis on fair trade certifications and schemes is appreciated.

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

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

A collective training or at least an individual introduction to the software AFA will be made to the Economist prior to the first mission. In the very rare case the training cannot be done before the first mission, it will be done before the second mission.

S/he will help the team leader to formulate an executive summary and conclusions that combine the results of the different analyses in order to answer the framing questions and to finalise the report (rereading, formatting the report…).

 

2) Social expert

S/he is a senior expert with deep knowledge of and experience on social issues related to value chains in developing countries the project wants to deepen (gender equality, land and water rights, working conditions, living conditions, social capital, food and nutrition security).

S/he has experience at least in one of these domains, better in 2 or 3 of them, and be able to handle and inform the other ones.

Specific experience in social analysis of the agricultural sector in developing countries is an asset.

Experience in social aspects of the value chains, including vanilla, is an asset.

Knowledge of Papua New Guinea is compulsory.

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

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

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

S/he will help the team leader to formulate an executive summary and conclusions that combine the results of the different analyses in order to answer the framing questions and to finalise the report (rereading, formatting the report…).

 

3) Environmental expert

S/he is a senior expert with deep knowledge of and experience on the Life Cycle Analysis (LCA).

Experience on LCA value chain analysis in developing countries is appreciated.

Experience in value chains, including vanilla, is required.

Knowledge on Papua New Guinea 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.

S/he will help the team leader to formulate an executive summary and conclusions that combine the results of the different analyses in order to answer the framing questions and to finalise the report (rereading, formatting the report…).

 

4) Vanilla Value Chain National Expert 

S/he is a specialist of the vanilla value chain in Papua New Guinea.

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

At the beginning of the study, s/he will provide overall information on the value chain, identifying key players and existing and relevant information and data for the analyses. The national expert will help to select the most relevant data from available sources, to clarify inconsistencies and to improve coherence between analyses.

S/he will facilitate and complete the data collection, in agreement to guidelines of the Team Leader.

 

 

B ) Cocoa – Sao Tome e Principe

  1. Agricultural economist

S/he is a senior expert with deep knowledge of and experience on value chain analysis from an economic point of view. S/he will elaborate financial and economic accounts of the VC actors and the VC (and VC sub-systems) as specified in the toolkit (see Annex I).

S/he is able to undertake a full functional analysis with the support of his/her colleagues.

Experience on economic analysis in cocoa value chains, and in particular in developing countries, is required.

Knowledge on São Tomé e Principe will be appreciated.

Experience in economic analysis on fair trade certifications and schemes is appreciated.

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

Knowledge of Portuguese is an asset.

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

A collective training or at least an individual introduction to the software AFA will be made to the Economist prior to the first mission. In the very rare case the training cannot be done before the first mission, it will be done before the second mission.

S/he will help the team leader to formulate an executive summary and conclusions that combine the results of the different analyses in order to answer the framing questions and to finalise the report (rereading, formatting the report…).

 

2. Social expert

S/he is a senior expert with deep knowledge of and experience on social issues related to value chains in developing countries the project wants to deepen (gender equality, land and water rights, working conditions, living conditions, social capital, food and nutrition security).

S/he has experience at least in one of these domains, better in 2 or 3 of them, and be able to handle and inform the other ones.

Specific experience in social analysis of the agricultural sector in developing countries is an asset.

Experience in social aspects of the value chains, including cocoa, is an asset.

Knowledge of São Tomé e Principe and of Portuguese is compulsory.

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

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

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

S/he will help the team leader to formulate an executive summary and conclusions that combine the results of the different analyses in order to answer the framing questions and to finalise the report (rereading, formatting the report…).

 

3. Environmental expert

S/he is a senior expert with deep knowledge of and experience on the Life Cycle Analysis (LCA).

Experience on LCA value chain analysis in developing countries is appreciated.

Experience in value chains, in particular in cocoa, is required.

Knowledge on São Tomé e Principe and of Portuguese 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.

S/he will help the team leader to formulate an executive summary and conclusions that combine the results of the different analyses in order to answer the framing questions and to finalise the report (rereading, formatting the report…).

 

4. Cocoa Value Chain National Expert 

S/he is a specialist of the cocoa value chain in São Tomé e Principe.

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

At the beginning of the study, s/he will provide overall information on the value chain, identifying key players and existing and relevant information and data for the analyses. The national expert will help to select the most relevant data from available sources, to clarify inconsistencies and to improve coherence between analyses.

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