FTA’s Dignity for All (D4A) Consultancy Offer at Fairtrade Africa

Consultancy Greater Accra Fairtrade Africa
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State: Accra, Ghana
Country: Ghana
Deadline: 28/06/2021
Qualification: Degree
Work Experience: 6 Years
Career Level: Mid-level
Industry: Building and Construction

Fairtrade Africa (FTA) is the umbrella network organization representing Fairtrade-certified
producers and workers in Africa.

It has four (4) regional networks – Eastern & Central Africa;
Southern Africa; Western Africa; and the Middle East and North Africa. Established in 2005,
FTA aims at effectively representing producers and workers within the International Fairtrade
system and provide services to them that contribute to the improvement of their livelihoods www
fairtradeafrica.net

About FTA’s Dignity for All (D4A) Finnish-funded Impact Programme

This is a four-year (2018-2021) Programme funded by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland
(MFA) through Fairtrade Finland with additional match fund from National Fairtrade
Organizations and Commercial Partners. Underpinned by the Fairtrade Theory of Change
(ToC), the D4A Impact Programme seeks to achieve justice and fairness for the most
marginalized farmers and workers by supporting their rights, freedoms, empowerment through
strengthened capabilities and assets, attainment of sustainable livelihoods through resilient
agro-based trade systems and societies.
The programme aims at capturing and assessing simultaneous change in four areas (spheres of
change): small producer & worker organizations; supply chain business practices; consumer
behaviour and civil society action.
The programme currently has eight active projects in Africa implemented within Banana,
Flowers, Wine, Tea (Hired Labour), Coffee and Cocoa (Smallholder Producers) value chains in
four countries i.e., Ghana, Ethiopia, Malawi, Kenya and South Africa. It focuses on FTA’s key
thematic areas of SPO strengthening, gender and social compliance, workers’ rights, living
income, living wage, inclusion of vulnerable groups and environmental protection.

The goal of the Programme is to safeguard the rights of the producers and workers to a
dignified life. The overarching objectives of the Programme are:

(i) Realizing the right to a sustainable livelihood of small holder farmer
households
(ii) Realizing the right to a sustainable livelihood of worker households
(iii) Advancing fair and sustainable trade
The Programme also has 3 cross-cutting objectives applicable to each of the eight projects.
These are Gender Equality, Inclusion of vulnerable persons and Environmental sustainability.
About D4A Ghana Cocoa Child Protection Project (2018-2021)
The D4A Ghana Cocoa Child Protection Project is one of the eight projects under FTA’s D4A
programme targeting cocoa members of Asunafo North union, Asunafo North Municipality in
Ghana. The overall project goal (impact) is to ensure that the wellbeing of boys, girls and youth
is improved in the Asunafo North Municipality communities. The project purpose (outcome) is to
strengthen child protection systems in the Asunafo North Municipality communities to
adequately prevent, respond to and manage child rights and protection issues.
The project targets 7,389 members of the Asunafo North union.
Expected outputs of the D4A Ghana Child Protection Project
i. Increased access to safe and friendly school environment for children in cocoa
growing communities
ii. Increased community capacities to raise awareness and advocate on child rights,
participation & protection, monitor and report cases child rights violations
iii. Increased CSOs’ capacity, voice and influence on child labour and child protection
iv. Increased resilience and skills for self-protection and protection of others for boys and
girls
v. Increased duty-bearers’ platform at the national and sub-national level to ensure childrights promotion

2. Aim and objectives of the consultancy

This assignment is aimed at ascertaining the actual status of implementation and performance
to date of the D4A Ethiopia coffee project in terms of its relevance, efficiency and effectiveness
strengthening child protection systems in the Asunafo North Municipality communities to
adequately prevent, respond to and manage child rights and protection issues, and also
determine whether the project achieved its intended outcomes and impact, including its
sustainability.
The assignment will also provide evidence of results to meet accountability requirements, and
promote operational improvement, learning and knowledge sharing through results and lessons
learned.
Specifically, the performance review will determine whether the project
i. Increased access to safe and friendly school environment for children in cocoa growing
communities
ii. Increased community capacities to raise awareness and advocate on child rights,
participation & protection, monitor and report cases child rights violations
iii. Increased CSOs’ capacity, voice and influence on child labour and child protection
iv. Increased resilience and skills for self-protection and protection of others for boys and
girls
v. Increased duty-bearers’ platform at the national and sub-national level to ensure childrights promotion

3. Consultancy Timeframe

The consultant is expected to produce all of the deliverables outlined below within 21 days in
the month of July, 2021. The preferred start date for this role is 1
st July 2021.
4. Deliverables of the consultancy
a) A complete report on:
• Implementation status of the project.
• Performance of the project with respect to the five (5) output areas.
b) A completed Indicator performance tracking table for output specific measurements
c) A summary report of the assignment with clear recommendations
5. Consultant Specifications
• Extensive experience in developing and delivering M&E systems, tools and training for
livelihoods and evaluations (including food security, crops-based livelihoods and value
chains, human rights approaches) or related fields on an international basis across
multiple regions
• Over 5 years extensive experience at senior levels implementing evaluations of donor
funded projects and programmes in multisectoral environments;
• Excellent skills in study designs and implementation, quantitative and qualitative data
and information management approaches;
• Highly organized with the ability to be flexible, able to manage teams, can multi-task and
respond proactively
• Excellent interpersonal, written, analytical and verbal communication skills
• The consultant MUST be available to undertake the assignment in the month of July
2021.
6. Submission guidelines

Technical and Financial proposals from interested consultants should include as a minimum the
following elements:

i. A cover letter introducing the submission;
ii. A complete CV of the consultant outlining the relevant skills and experience;
iii. Three references from organizations with whom similar assignments have been
undertaken outlining the consultant’s role, performance and the project deliverables;
iv. Technical proposal detailing consultant’s proposed methodology and workplan;
v. Financial proposal with detailed budget for the assignment (inclusive of tax);
vi. Consultant(s) are encouraged to include any additional information they believe
demonstrates added value for the Fairtrade Africa within the scope of this assignment.

To apply please submit a technical and financial proposal with the above specifications to
recruitments@fairtradeafrica.net by 28th June 2021.

Indicate in the email subject line D4A Child Protection Project Rapid Performance
Review.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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