TechnoServe Short Term Consultant to Develop Terms of Reference (TOR) for Feed, Breed and Veterinary Services Supply Chain Improvements

Consultant Scope of Work
 
TechnoServe / Kenya

Short Term Consultant to Develop Terms of Reference (TOR) for Feed, Breed and Veterinary Services Supply Chain Improvements

Staffed by:  Consultant
 

Reports to:  Country Director or his designee
 
Position Location & Travel Potential:  Nairobi
 

Start Date:  Immediate
 
Duration: 2 months

TechnoServe works with enterprising people in the developing world to build competitive farms, businesses and industries. 

We are a nonprofit organization that develops business solutions to poverty by linking people to information, capital and markets. 

Our work is rooted in the idea that given the opportunity, hardworking men and women in even the poorest places can generate income, jobs and wealth for their families and communities. With more than four decades of proven results, we believe in the power of private enterprise to transform lives.

We are supporting the implementation of the Kenya Market Assistance Program (MAP), which is the UK Department for International Development (DFID’s) program for promoting employment and income generation in selected market systems in Kenya.  

MAP’s goal is to improve the efficiency and performance of selected market systems that are important for poor people, by addressing systemic constraints.  
MAP employs the making markets work for the poor (M4P) approach, which DFID has used to produce results in most of its private sector development work. 

TechnoServe has been contracted by MAP to develop and implement the program’s dairy sector strategy, targeting to improve smallholder farmers productivity through improved feed, breed and veterinary services as well as increasing milk sales through more effective supply chain management. 

MAP expects that the impact of its dairy strategy will be felt across Kenya’s wider population of 1.6 million smallholder dairy farmers.
 
To address the underlying issues affecting small holder farmers’ access to improved breed and animal health services, TechnoServe proposes to review the existing liquid nitrogen distribution models by leading producers and traders. 
Secondly, TechnoServe seeks to stimulate a commercial fodder and concentrate feeds market to support farmers maximize the returns from their herds’ genetic potential by working with, research institutions, certified feed labs, hay and concentrate feed manufactures to improve diet formulation strategies based on basal diets of hay (Red Oat, Boma Rhodes and Star Grass) and locally available feed supplements.

TechnoServe plans to engage the services of a short term consultant to work with the MAP dairy team, to draw two terms of reference (TOR) targeting leading dairy industry consultants.  

The short term consultant will work with the Technoserve Dairy team to develop pre-feasibility studies that will support the content development of the TORs.  
Therefore, the scopes of work objectives are to produce two TORs for the Agribusiness Development Program /Kenya Market Assistance Program (MAP).
These are TORs for;
  • Developing liquid nitrogen distribution strategies for freezing genetic materials and animal health resources in Kenya
  • Developing feed rationing strategies for improving dairy productivity by small holder farmers in Kenya, based on basal diets of hay
Specific Activities and Deliverables:

Activity: Review of existing background materials on Kenya’s dairy sector
Deliverable:
Materials reviewed by consultant and questions submitted to TechnoServe
Estimated Milestones: 2nd  week Sept
Responsible: Consultant / TechnoServe

Activity: Discussions with Project team on existing feeds market problems in Kenya
Deliverable:
Agreement on the outcome, the objectives and methodologies of the TOR
Estimated Milestones: 3rd week Sept
Responsible: Consultant / TechnoServe

Activity: Writing RFP 1
Deliverable:
TOR Improvement Feeds Market
Estimated Milestones: 4th week Sept
Responsible: Consultant

Activity: Review RFP 1
Deliverable:
Approval document TOR 1
Estimated Milestones: 1st week Oct
Responsible: TechnoServe

Activity: Discussions on existing problems in liquid nitrogen distribution in Kenya
Deliverable:
Agreement on the outcome, the objectives and methodologies of the TOR
Estimated Milestones: 2nd week Oct
Responsible: Consultant / TechnoServe

Activity: Writing RFP 2
Deliverable:
TOR Liquid Nitrogen Distribution
Estimated Milestones: 3rd week Oct
Responsible: Consultant / TechnoServe

Activity: Review RFP 2
Deliverable:
Approval document TOR 2
Estimated Milestones: 4th week Oct
Responsible: Consultant / TechnoServe

Qualifications
 

The Consultants should have the following qualifications;
  • Degree in Agribusiness, Finance, Economics or equivalent
  • 5 years’ experience in report or proposal writing
  • Ability to conduct research and need analysis
  • Experience in planning or implementing programs
Interested candidates are requested to submit a one page capability statement, not more than 3 pages of CV and expected professional fee for two months to the email address below;

kenyaprocurement@tns.com

with subject line as “Application for short term consultant”.

The deadline for submission is 5th Thursday, September 2013

Only the short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview.



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