Ethio Wetlands and Natural Resources Association (EWNRA) is looking for capable consulting firm

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Overview

  • Category : Baseline Consultancy
  • Posted Date : 10/23/2021
  • Phone Number : 0115527791
  • Source : Reporter
  • Closing Date : 10/29/2021

Description

Ethio Wetlands and Natural Resources Association

INVITATION FOR CONSULTANCY SERVICE ON NTFP VALUE CHAIN ANALYSIS AND TRAINING OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND PROJECT STAFF

Ethio Wetlands and Natural Resources Association (EWNRA) is a local NGO registered and accorded legal personality with registry number 0198 in line with the Civil Society Organizations Proclamation Number 1113/2019 to work in Ethiopia. Currently, EWNRA is implementing a project entitled “Enhancing Forest Governance and Local Livelihoods southwest Ethiopia (EFGL southwest Ethiopia)” is the one that started operation at the intersection of three regions (Gambela, Oromia and Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples (SNNP) regional states), specifically within three ecological zones namely Agnwa in Gambela, Iluababor in Oromia and Sheka in SNNP. Within these zones three adjoining woredas (districts) Gambela woreda in Agnwa, Nono Sele woreda in Iluababor and Masha woreda in Sheka are the project interventions

The project is funded by the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs through Forests of the World (FoW), Denmark. The overall objective of the project is to improve forest governance and local livelihoods in southwest Ethiopia through capacity building, effective forest product value chains and policy actions.

In light of meeting the aforementioned project objective, EWNRA is looking for capable consulting firm that can undertake NTFPs value chain analysis to identify the key actors and linkages in the marketing chain, and the points at which value is added. Specifically it should review the agro climatic conditions of the woredas and assess the potentials and feasibility of NTFPs production, processing, post-harvest handling and marketing. The findings of the review will be used to learn lessons and practical measures, exploring production, management, processing and marketing methods for NTFPs, and different ways and incentive systems to manage and protect the forest in a participatory manner, with CBOs.

The Consultant should have the following competencies:

Academic qualification

  • Relevant degrees in the areas of Rural Development, Natural Resource Management, forestry, Community Development or other related subjects with close experiences and affinity to NTFPs value chain (NTFPs development, production and Marketing)

Experience and skills: 

  • Knowledge and practical experiences in  NTFPs value chain development specifically on  NTFPs production, processing, post-harvest management and  marketing practices  in southwest Ethiopia,
  • Contemporary, up-to-date knowledge and understanding on NTFPs value chain development policies and practices within the country and specific to southwest Ethiopia.
  • Experience and skills on capacity building and training provision on NTFPs production, processing, post-harvest management and  marketing to farmers and experts
  • Renewed Consultancy licence

Interested consultancy firms or teams of experts can collect the Terms of Reference from EWNRA office till October 29, 2021 (Friday) and expected to submit their technical and financial proposals until November 01, 2021 (on Monday).

Address:  Ethio Wetlands and Natural Resources Association

Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus Head Office Building,

6th Floor Office No.: B604 or 608

P.O. Box 1518 code 1110

Tel: 011-5527791

Website: www.ewnra.et

Addis Ababa (Near Bambis Supermarket -between Meskel Square and St. Urael Church)

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