The European Alliance on Agricultural knowledge for Development

We are re-launching call for experts for a very interesting value chain analysis in Angola on coffee!

would like to relaunch our call for experts for the VCA4D study in Angola, especially for the economic expert profile.

Please keep in mind the following requirements for this profile:

  • Experience on economic analysis in value chain, and in particular in developing countries, is required;
  • Experience in the coffee value chain is an asset;
  • Professional experience in Angola is appreciated;
  • Knowledge of English and Portuguese is required;
  • Available for 45 days between September 2019 and February 2020. The initial briefing should take place beginning of September and first mission around mid- September (TBC).

You find more details on the position in the message forwarded below and in the attached ToR. Please send CV(s) to giorgia.mei@agrinatura-eu.eu and sara jones sara.jones@agrinatura-eu.eu by Friday, 14 June COB.

The profiles are detailed below. Each expert will have 45 working days (50 for the team leader). The period for the study is September 2019 – February 2020.

ToR VCA4D ToR_Angola_coffee

Context:

Angola has a largely unexploited agricultural potential. Its agricultural GDP represents only 10% of the national GDP and investments in the sector have been lacking for decades during and after the civil war. The country currently cultivates approximately only 10% of its 135 million hectares of arable land. Around 90% of farms in Angola are small to medium size and are used mainly for communal subsistence farming.
Angola was one of the four biggest world coffee producers in the‘70s. During the civil war however, coffee production progressively decreased to residual expressions due to, among other factors, the abandon of coffee productive areas and of large farms for security issues. Currently, 95% of the coffee produced is Robusta and 5% Arabica.
The Government of Angola has recently prioritized investing in the agricultural sector (including coffee) in an effort to promote non-oil diversification. The EU is supporting this process and preparing a new programme to promote private sector interventions. In this framework, a specific action will be focused on upgrading the coffee value chain and enhancing  its organization and performance, paying attention to quality and certification issues.
The VCA4D study will provide evidence-based information to feed into the formulation of activities of the above-mentioned programme, as well as serve as a baseline to monitor indicators during implementation.

 

 

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Experts’ profiles

 

  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  https://europa.eu/capacity4dev/value-chain-analysis-for-development-vca4d-/documents/methodological-brief-v12).

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

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

Experience in the coffee value chain is an asset.

Professional experience in Angola is appreciated.

Knowledge of English and Portuguese is required.

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 coffee value chains is an asset.

Professional experience in Angola is compulsory.

Knowledge of English and Portuguese is required.

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 agricultural value chains, in particular on coffee, is required.

Professional experience in Angola will be appreciated.

Knowledge of English and Portuguese is required.

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. Coffee Value Chain National Expert 

S/he is a specialist of the coffee value chain in Angola.

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

 

 

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to get in contact!

 

Thank you and kind regards,

 

Giorgia

 

Giorgia MEI, PhD
Project Officer
Value Chain Analysis for Development,
Project Management Unit

Avenue des Arts 8, 1210 Brussels
Mobile: +32 492 76 68 33
Skype:  giorgia.mei

The project is funded by the European Union and implemented by Agrinatura

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