International Consultant for Provision of services for the assessment of the potential for local fodder production and market opportunities


Location : Beirut
Application Deadline :03-Jun-20 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :International Consultant
Languages Required :
English   French  
Duration of Initial Contract :40 working days spread over a period of 6.5 months
Expected Duration of Assignment :40 working days spread over a period of 6.5 months

Background

The UNDP Sustainable Land Management in the Qaraoun Catchment (SLMQ) Project aims at embedding sustainability considerations in land use planning and development activities in the Qaraoun Catchment.  The project is funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and is implemented in partnership with the Ministry of Environment in Lebanon.  The project is intended to reshape land and natural resource management to (i) alleviate land degradation, (ii) maintain existing ecosystem services and (iii) improve livelihoods in the Qaraoun Catchment.

The project objectives will be achieved by developing institutional tools upstream at national level which will provide the Ministry of the Environment (MoE) and the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) as well as related agencies such as the Council for Development and Reconstruction (CDR), the Ministry of Interior and Municipalities, the Bekaa Governorate, and District Administrations and Municipalities in the districts of Zahle, Rachaya, and West Bekaa with the know-how, means and mechanisms for promoting sustainable land use as in the best interest of the land owners, farmers and communities as well as the nation.

It is in this context that the SLMQ project is seeking the services of an international agricultural economist to assess the current local production landscape and market opportunities for fodder for small ruminants.

This consultancy is divided into the following tasks:

  • Task 1 – Analysis of the feed industry and international best practices
  • Task 2 - Diagnostic analysis of the current small ruminants’ production environment in Lebanon
  • Task 3 – Alternatives to Business as Usual and recommendations
  • Task 4 – Development of a funding strategy.

 


Duties and Responsibilities

The tasks mentioned below shall be performed in close cooperation with the UNDP/SLMQ team.It is understood that the Consultant shall perform all the services/work as necessary to fulfill the objectives of the Consultancy Contract.

The agricultural economist is expected to undertake the analysis of current feed industry and draw conclusions on the potential for local manufacturing, investment needs and most adapted practices for the case of Lebanon while identifying legal/regulatory, technical, and financial bottlenecks.

The Consultant is expected to complete the following tasks:

 

  • Task 1 – Analysis of the feed industry and international best practices
  • Task 2 – Analysis of the current small ruminants’ production environment in Lebanon
  • Task 3 – Alternatives to Business as Usual and recommendations
  • Task 4 – Development of a funding strategy

 

For additional information, please refer to ANNEX I – Terms of Reference


Competencies

Functional Competencies:

  • Proficiency in English.  French is an asset.
  • Demonstrable analytical skills and report writing skills;

Corporate Competencies:

  • Strong motivation and ability to work and deliver under short deadlines
  • Strong analytical, writing and communication skills


Required Skills and Experience

Academic Qualifications:

  • Advanced university degree (Masters or higher) in agricultural economics, environmental economics, or a combination of related fields.

Years of experience:

  • At least 10 years of work experience, preferably in agricultural production economics, environmental economics, rural development, animal production, or similar projects and research experience.
  • Relevant work experience, specifically with agricultural economics;
  • Experience in conducting market assessments in related fields;
  • Knowledge of the animal production systems and the feed industry;
  • Experience in collaborating with UN and other international agencies is an asset.
  • Experience in the Mashreq region is an asset.

 

How to apply:
The consultancy is open for all international consultants who meet the selection criteria and propose a competitive fee. Interested consultants are requested to apply only through this UNDP jobs portal.
Submissions through any other media will not be considered.
The application must include all of the following documents:


1. P11,
2. Technical Proposal,
3. Annex 3 (Offerors Letter) and
4. Financial proposal

Kindly note that you may find all the required documents on the below link:https://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=65688; whereas the application must be submitted through this Jobs portal.


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