Rikolto is currently seeking a consultant team to conduct a capacity needs assessment for healthy, sustainable and nutritious agri-food micro and small farmers/enterprises that have direct linkages with smallholder producer.
The overall aim of the study is to assess:
a) Current status of HSN agri-food farmers and mSME that have direct link with small producers regarding their internal management, operation, sustainability, supply, market, external risk and enablers.
b) Identify capacity gaps and needs for improvement at the organizational levels as well as strengthening their up and down stream linkages that hinder the availability, affordability and acceptability of HSN agri-food. increase market demands and improve citizens' lives.
c) Develop improvement plan with concrete target beneficiaries and expect results at small producers, mSMEs and consumers levels to improve sustainability of the food systems in general and of specific value chain in particular, taking into account effectiveness and efficiency of the plan and the benefits that all actors along the value chain will receive.
d) Identify a few business cases to further coaching and developing the models of sustainable HSN agri-food.
Scope of work
The assessment will be carried out for mSMEs that are active in the big cities (Hanoi, HCMC, Da Nang), and have direct linkages with smallholder producers in the cities or in provinces in the belt of these cities. Survey will be carried out for larger number of mSMEs. After the analysis, selected mSMEs will be asked to have an indepth interview to find suitable business cases for further coaching.
The assessment should analyze 8 areas mentioned above including: internal management, operation, sustainability, financial management, supply, market, external risk and enablers, of which the first 4 is focusing on mSMEs, the next 2 focusing on the value chain and the last 2 are from the environment. At the supply level, assessment should go deeper into farm source, practice, organization and management; At the market, the study should look at distribution and market.
Please refer to the attached Terms of Reference for more details.
Please send your proposal, application letter and detailed curriculum vitae with at least three referees in English as soon as possible by email to:
Ms. Do Thi Tiep Rikolto in Vietnam Coordination Office House No.4, 249A Thuy Khue Compound, Thuy Khue, Tay Ho, Hanoi Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The post will be closed right after we have selected the candidate, but not later than 02/04/2021.
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