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CRS/Ethiopia is looking for a qualified and experienced consultant to develop training manual, field guide and conduct TOT training on selected DFSA crop value chain commodities.

Invitation for Consultancy Service to produce Training Manual, Field guide and Provide TOT on selected DFSA Crop Value Chain Commodities(

About CRS: “Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. We welcome as a part of our staff and as partner’s people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need.”

In Ethiopia, CRS has a long and rich history of providing emergency relief and development assistance to the people of Ethiopia since 1958. At present, CRS/Ethiopia implements multiple projects through different partner organizations.  CRS/Ethiopia has a highly diverse portfolio ranging from very large food-supported emergency response to cutting edge development programs. The current CRS/Ethiopia budget stands at $100 million with funding from the U.S. Government, UN agencies, private foundations, individual donors, and CRS private funds.

CRS strictly adheres to its Policy on Protection of Children and Vulnerable Adults among its staff, consultants, volunteers, and affiliates. CRS is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer: women, minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Background

CRS’ DFSA is a USAID funded FFP supported initiative to sustain and build upon the previous food security improvements achieved under the Government of Ethiopia’s (GoE) framework of the Productive Safety Net Program (PSNP).  PSNP IV is the most recent iteration and has expanded from its traditional emphasis on food and cash transfers for work and maternal, child health and nutrition (MCHN), to now include Gender, Youth, and Economic Livelihoods (on-farm, off-farm, and employment pathways).  The goal of the CRS DFSA is: Food, Nutrition and Livelihoods Security of Households and Communities Improved and Sustained.  The DFSA is from September 30, 2016 through September 29, 2021. The DFSA has three Purposes (PSNP Systems, Economic Livelihoods, Health and Nutrition) and one cross-cutting Sub-Purpose (Gender and Youth):

  • Women and youth have increased access to and control of community and HH resources (Cross cutting)
  • GoE and community systems respond to reduce communities' and households' vulnerability to shocks (Purpose I)
  • Households improve their sustainable livelihood and economic wellbeing (Purpose II)
  • Pregnant and lactating women and children under five have improved nutritional status (Purpose III)

CRS’ DFSA is implemented by CRS, Mercy Corps, MCS and Hararghe Catholic Secretariats (HCS).  The DFSA is implemented in three zones (Arsi, West Arsi and East Hararghe) of Oromia regional state and Dire Dawa Administrative Council, in target nine woredas - Deder, Melka Belo, Midega Tola, ArsiNegele, ZiwayDugda, Shalla, Babile, Dire Dawa and HebenArsi.  The project operates in four livelihood zones, and plans to serve 48,125 PSNP HHs through livelihoods sector organizing as livelihoods groups(LGs).

Therefore, CRS/Ethiopia is looking for a qualified and experienced consultant to develop training manual, field guide and conduct TOT training on selected DFSA crop value chain commodities.

OBJECTIVE:

The overall objective of this SOW is to prepare crop production manual, field guide in local language (Afan Oromo), provide TOT training for government and DFSA staff, networking and collaboration of crop value chain actors at field level in DFSA Woredas.

SCOPE OF WORK: Interested bidders can get the detailed Term of Reference on ethiojobs.net

Qualifications/ Competencies and expertise required

  • MA/BA degree in behavioral/social sciences / Development studies/ Sociology or related fields;

The consultant/s should have the following skills and expertise:

  • Experience in designing and undertaking CC training;
  • Experience in development of IEC materials
  • Experience in the development of training manual/guideline for trainees;
  • Participation in trainings on methodologies and training design.
  • Knowledge on Oromifa language is advantageous

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Proposal details and submission

Applicant Artists are required to submit their CV, educational certificate, financial proposal together with sample of similar works as well as reference from other organization/s for similar work done before close of business Monday February 11, 2019with information about the title of this SOW mentioned above to the following address to [email protected] . Hard copy could also be submitted to the following address, CRS- Ethiopia, P.O. Box – 6592, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia or in person at CRS/Ethiopia head office around Enqulal Fabrica.

CRS will review and will contact shortlisted consultants for reference check and communicate the winner as well as unsuccessful short listed bidders after analysis.

CRS strictly adheres to its Policy on Protection of Children and Vulnerable Adults among its staff, consultants, volunteers, and affiliates.