MELCA-ETHIOPIA is aiming at inviting a competent consultant or firm



  • Category : Baseline Consultancy
  • Posted Date : 10/23/2021
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  • Phone Number : 0115507172
  • Source : Reporter
  • Closing Date : 11/05/2021



Advertisement for consultancy service for the formulation of national Food policy study and knowledge products

  1. Organizational background

MELCA-ETHIOPIA is an indigenous, non-governmental, not for profit making and secular development organization working for a healthy ecosystem, vibrant culture and improved lives of communities in Ethiopia. The organization recently re-registered with the Agency for Civil Society Organizations on 14 November 2019 in accordance with Civil Society Organizations proclamation No. 1113/2019. MELCA-Ethiopia operates in 7 project offices in 5 regional states (Oromia, SNNPR, Amhara, Benishangul Gumuz and Gembella.

Ethiopia has put in place a number of national food and nutrition policy and strategies related to food system governance. However, their discrete nature, lack of coherence among other things  calls for the formulation of a comprehensive food policy that addresses the multi functional and cross-sectoral nature of food governance. Thus, this call for a proposal is aiming at inviting a competent consultant or firm to submit technical and financial proposals  for the formulation of  a comprehensive policy framework and associated knowledge products with  the intention to create understanding  among actors and submit a policy white paper for concerned government body for consideration.

The following are the major outputs:

  • Background Ethiopian Food system study (review) document
  • National Food system policy white paper to be submitted to the government
  • Policy briefs, recommendations
  • Proceeding of the Workshops

Requirements for the consultant (s)

  • A strong technical background in the fields of sustainable agriculture, environment, soil health, nutritional security , right to food, food sovereignty, and similar food system related subjects
  • Sufficient work experience and deep understanding of national and international agreements, initiatives and best practices applicable to Ethiopian Agri-food system, including, access and benefits sharing, equity, diversity, knowledge system, governance arrangements and multi-functionality of food system, etc.
  • Having experience in similar undertakings
  • Have a renewed legal business license and paid current year government applicable taxes as applicable but individual consultants are also welcomed.

Interested applicants can collect the ToR  from or consult  with MELCA-Ethiopia head office in 5 working days from the date of this advertisement onwards during regular working hours, from Monday to Friday, at address mentioned below, and submit a technical and financial proposal in separately sealed envelope within 10 working days from the date of the appearance of this request for the proposal. MELCA-Ethiopia reserves the right to reject any or all bids.


Physical Address: In front of Ambassador Theatre, KedaneBeyene Building, 1st floor, Room No 903/6

Telephone +251 (0) 115 50 71 72 or +251 (0) 115 54 45 54, P.O.Box 1519 code 1250, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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