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Inclusive Value Chain Analysis and Market Assessment (Consultant Team)

TOMAK is seeking a highly experienced consultant team to develop and carry out an inclusive, nutrition-sensitive value chain (VC) analysis in the proposed geographic target areas for TOMAK Phase 2 (as well as Dili).The proposed analysis should be based on current farming systems, market realities, and opportunities plus additional analysis of a shorter list of potential VCs using key criteria outlined below.

It is expected that the consultants will conduct a literature review including a range of secondary data prior to developing a methodology and conducting any necessary field work to assess VCs according to the criteria set forth in the draft program design. The methodology and resulting analysis should be both gender-sensitive and disability-inclusive and will undergo a rigorous assessment of resilience and sustainability, in light of climate variability and change and the need to halt and reverse land degradation.

The results from this work will be used to identify a list of products and VCs with high nutritional value and/or reasonable market potential for promotion in Phase 2. These VCs could be further assessed depending on the Phase 2 design (noting that some previous assessments of the potential to improve on-farm productivity carried out in Phase 1 are likely to remain valid – but may need to be revised within the nutrition-sensitive value chain framework). The assessment should also include the four VCs targeted by TOMAK in Phase 1 (mung bean, red rice, peanut and shallot/onion) to assess ongoing market opportunities and potential for future growth.

More details can be found in the Terms of Reference here.

Duration: May – July 2022

Interested candidates (consultants or consultant team) should submit an application which includes:

  • A cover letter/expression of interest noting relevant experience and ability to carry out the assignment responsibilities;
  • CVs of relevant personnel; and
  • A technical proposal and budget, including a timeline and outlining any assumptions.

Applications should be sent to Tammy.Theikdi@adamsmithinternational.com by 9 May 2022.

This consultancy is available to both national and international applicants, based locally or outside of Timor-Leste (should be willing to travel to Timor-Leste). Adam Smith International is an equal opportunity employer and applications from a diverse range of candidates including from women and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged.

Local Consultant - National Extension Strategy, Policy and Extension Manual Revision

TOMAK is seeking a suitably experienced local consultant to conduct support the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries to revise its National Extension Strategy, Policy and Extension Manual. This initiative is being led by MAF’s National Directorate of Extension in consultation with stakeholders from other directorates where relevant. The National Extension Policy was developed in 2011 and is a key document in guiding the delivery of extension services to farming communities.
 
Working closely with MAF and the TOMAK team, the consultant will establish a technical working group (TWG) within the Ministry to guide the policy revision process and support MAF focal points from the extension directorate to carry out the consultations that will feed directly into recommendations for revisions to the policy.
 
The work will begin between April 2022 – June 2022 (up to 50 days) to support and facilitate various workshops and consultations at both the national and municipal level. Based on performance and feedback from MAF, there is potential for this assignment to continue past June 2022 to carry out additional municipal consultations and support revision to the extension manual.

More details can be found in the Terms of Reference here.

Duration: April – June 2022 with the possibility of extension

Interested candidates should submit an application which includes a cover letter/expression of interest (2 pages) and CV (2 pages). Please provide the name, position, phone number and email address for two recent professional referees in your written application. 

Application should be sent to Tammy.Theikdi@adamsmithinternational.com by 14 April 2022.

Adam Smith International is an equal opportunity employer and applications from a diverse range of candidates including from women and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview.