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Agrinatura looks for Experts! Cocoa in Cameroon!

Agrinatura looks for Experts! Cocoa in Cameroon!

Agrinatura is looking for 4 experts!

The profiles are detailed below. Each expert will have 45 working days (50 for the team leader). The period for the studies is January/June 2019. Please send the CVs of candidates to olimpia.orlandoni@agrinatura-eu.eu and sara.jones@agrinatura-eu.eu, stating for which position and which value chain you are applying for. The deadline to send CV is on Monday 3st December by close of business.

 Profile of Experts:

 

1)Agricultural Economist

S/he is a senior expert with deep knowledge 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 the document below).

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

Experience on economic analysis in the cacao value chain, and in particular in developing countries in Western Africa, is required.

Knowledge on Cameroun is appreciated. Knowledge of both English and French is an asset.

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

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 case the training cannot be done before the first mission, it will be done before the second mission.

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

S/he will help the team leader to: (i) define the typology of actors that will be adopted throughout the study, (ii) 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 delve into (gender equality, land and water rights, working conditions, living conditions, social capital, food and nutrition security).

S/he has experience at least in one (but preferably 2 of 3) of these domains and is able to handle and inform on the other ones.

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

Experience in social aspects of the cacao value chains is an asset.

Professional experience in Cameroun is compulsory.

Knowledge of both English and French is an asset.

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

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

S/he will help the team leader to: (i) define the typology of actors that will be adopted throughout the study, (ii) 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/LCA 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 (in particular in Africa) is appreciated.

Experience in value chains, in particular on cacao, is required.

Knowledge on Cameroun will be appreciated. Knowledge of both English and French is an asset.

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

S/he will provide a report on Environmental Analysis (together with the other environmental expert) that will be included in the final report.

S/he will help the team leader to: (i) define the typology of actors that will be adopted throughout the study, (ii) 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 Cacao value chain in Cameroun.

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

 

Agrinatura VCA4D Methodological Brief

 

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