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Farm Africa Ethiopia Office- Proposal / consult to identify  On scoping study for community and private/public sector linkage in timber value chain.

Request for Proposal  

Conduct scoping study for community and private/public sector linkage in timber value chain.

Bale REDD+ phase II project is funded by Royal Norwegian Embassy running from November, 2016 to November,

2019 in the Oromia Region State in Bale and West Arsi zones of 11 woredas. The project is implementing by Farm Africa and SOS Sahel Ethiopia together with Oromia Environment Forest and Climate Change Authority to demonstrate a model for institution building to integrate PFM-REDD+ which has already been adopted by the national REDD+ programmes of the Government of Ethiopia. Phase II is also designed to pilot community based sustainable timber harvesting practice. Through this call, Farm Africa are looking for a potential consultant who conduct a scoping study for community and private sector linkage in timber value chain.

The overall purpose of this consultancy is to identify the most efficient and effective way of community and private sector linkage to undertake timber business. Specifically, the consultant consult stakeholders who engaged in timber production and processing and propose the most effective linkage.

A)  REQUIREMENTS: Required:

1.  Proven  record  of  accomplishment  in  conducting  economic  benefits  of  PFM  to  local community and economic analysis of natural resource based livelihood activities;

2.  Over 5 years work experience in relation to NTFP and/or timber business;

3.  Evidence of good report writing (enclose evidence of recent consultancy report submitted);

4.  Sound knowledge of participatory forest management and rural livelihood activities;

5.  Strong conceptual understanding of PFM and REDD+;

6.  Knowledge of the local language (Afaan Oromo) is a plus, and in case of a team work it is preferable if at least one team member from the side of the consultant should be able to speak and understand the local language proficiently, and

7.  The lead consultant should hold a masters degree or above in Forestry, Economics, other

relevant disciplines

8.  Being licensed or legally registered for the provision of similar consultancy services, and having TAX registration certificates.

B)  Deadline and Submission of Documents:

1)   Interested consultants/bidders should collect the ToR document from our office or may also request via danielk@farmafrica.org; and can submit their CVs and technical & financial proposals in sealed bids to our reception desk or send directly to our bidding email - ethprocurement@farmafrica.org until September 5,

2018;

2)   Proposals submitted by unqualified bidders; and those arriving later than the final submission date and time shall be rejected without further notice;

3)   Farm Africa for this task reserve the right to accept or reject any or all the proposals;

4)   Any  Request  for  clarifications/enquiries can  be  forwarded  to  danielk@farmafrica.org    or  using  the following address:

Farm Africa Ethiopia Office

Hussein Agraw Bldg. 6th floor, Kanzanchis, adjacent to Enat Bank

Tel. 011 557 3317, Fax- 011 557 3332,