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National Consultant on Cassava Sector Impact Review
|Location :||Phnom Penh, CAMBODIA|
|Application Deadline :||19-Mar-20 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Sustainable Development and Poverty Reduction|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||30 working days|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||25 March – 20 June 2020|
Over years, many Cambodian smallholder farmers have benefitted from cassava production. Its financial returns have been found much more than other cash crops due to its high yield, low production cost, less labor requirement and growing demands from international markets. The income from cassava has contributed to improve farmers’ livelihoods in various aspects, such as increase of household assets, source of daily expenses, and fund for investment in long-term crops such as cashew nut, longan, rubber, mango, and pepper plantations. At the same time, the fast expansion of cassava production results in the growth of processing industries in the country such as starch and ethanol processing businesses. The processing industries have created many jobs for rural labors and for various supporting sectors.
Despite of having industries in the country, cassava production has outweighed the processing capacity and the processing activities is otherwise very basic. UNDP’s recent studies find that Cambodia has a good position to capitalize much benefits from its cassava production. Its potentials which can be exploited by moving up cassava value chain which many cassava-based products should be produced and directly exported to global markets.
Aiming to capture more values from cassava which its benefits directly allot to farmers, private sectors and related stakeholders, a team of development partners and line ministries, facilitated by UNDP and led by the Ministry of Commerce, has formulated a cassava policy. The policy will serve as a roadmap for the sector development which actions and resources from public and private sectors are pooled to implement it.
To reinforce the policy implementation, lessons from the past and recent cassava development by the government, UNDP, Development Partners, private sector and farmer communities are needed as critical inputs for the cassava working group and all stakeholders to be used in strategic planning, resource mobilization and impact monitoring.
UNDP as a strategic partner of MoC, continues to support cassava, especially to operationalize the cassava policy which will be approved by the Royal Government of Cambodia in the near future. UNDP has also worked with related stakeholders on several areas such as export promotion, investment attraction, private sector development, and cassava smart production.
Duties and Responsibilities
To complete this assignment, the consultant expects to carry out the following outputs:
Interested offeror must read the Individual Consultant (IC) Procurement Notice, which can be viewed at https://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=63746 for more detail information about term of references, instructions to offeror, and to download the documents to be submitted in the offer through online
Proven capability to build networks with various local stakeholders particularly between farmers and relevant local stakeholders.
Required Skills and Experience
Education: Master’s degree in development studies, economy, agriculture, preferable M&E
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2. Financial proposal
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