Consultancy Consultancy to develop capacity of Management Boards
Rainforest Alliance is a legally registered organization in Ghana, with an office in Accra, Kumasi and sub-office in Western Region. Its main activities in Ghana are in the cocoa sector and extend to other agricultural commodities and the broad field of sustainable land management. Rainforest Alliance works across the West Africa region, with field-level activities in Côte d’Ivoire, Nigeria, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. For more information, please visit http://www.rainforest-alliance.org/about.
Develop the capacity of Sefwi Landscape Management Boards to create new business opportunities and commercialise diversifications
In 2017 Rainforest Alliance Ghana (please visit http://www.rainforest-alliance.org/about) and Olam Ghana Limited began a collaboration with Partnership for Forests (P4F), a programme designed to support deforestation-free production of tropical commodities and funded with UK aid from the British people. The project established two Landscape Management Boards (LMB) in the Sefwi landscape to improve governance of the cocoa-forest corridor. The LMBs require support to implement their business and financial plans to grow and develop sustainable financing in the long term. The LMBs also need to be incorporated as legally registered bodies and launch a ‘Governance and enterprise fund’ to enable them to execute forest protection and restoration in the landscape.
The project is looking for consultants with suitable qualifications and experience working with smallholder cocoa farmers in the Sefwi landscape. The consultant will be tasked with creating new business opportunities for the LMBs and commercialising additional livelihood enterprises, by providing training, coaching and mentoring. He/she will provide support to the LMBs on any diversifications projects (i.e. beekeeping, snail farming, piggery farming and vegetable cultivation) in the landscape and develop business plans for selected farmers in various enterprises.
Required Skills or Experience
Interested consultants must have:
- Suitable qualification in Animal husbandry, agronomy or related degrees.
- Minimum of 4 years of experience in providing farmer training, coaching and mentoring.
- Experience in applying professional skills in Western North region and of working with smallholder cocoa farmers in the Sefwi landscape.
- Demonstrable experience in delivering high-quality products to tight budgets and deadlines.
How to ApplyApplication is restricted to Ghanaian citizens/consultants, partnerships, or organizations with the capacity to work in Sefwi landscape. Detailed Terms of Reference (ToR) and bidding documents may be obtained from the LMB Secretariat in Sefwi Wiawso or interested bidders may obtain further information from the Rainforest Alliance (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the subject line: LMB Diversification Development. Deadline for application is 18th July 2020.
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