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Consultancy SALM at Vi-skogen (Vi Agroforestry) Tanzania

AJIRA LEO
Vi Agroforestry (Vi-skogen)

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About Vi Agroforestry
Vi Agroforestry is a Swedish
non-profit foundation established in 1983. We work with local partner
organisations in East Africa, mainly in Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and
Uganda to empower smallholders’ farmers and their organisations to
improving their living conditions. Vi Agroforestry has 39 years of
experience in promoting agroforestry, sustainable agriculture, human
rights-based approaches, gender equality, and empowerment of women, men,
youth, and children.Vi Agroforestry works
in partnership with farmer organisations, government agencies, and
other civil society organisations to promote sustainable food
production, a safe environment, and human rights-based approaches that
benefit women, men, young people, and children.
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Our current job offers and announcements:
Consultancy
for Sustainable Agriculture Land Management (SALM) Practices Refresher
Training for the Smallholder Coffee Development Project in Tanzania
(CODE-P)

Background
Vi Agroforestry is commissioned by
the European Union (EU) to implement a 4-year project; the Smallholder
Coffee Development Project (CODE-P) in Songwe, Mbeya and Ruvuma regions
of Tanzania. Between 2020-2024 CODE-P aims to reach 24,000 smallholder
farmers including 12,000 youth in 6 districts of Ruvuma, Mbeya and
Songwe Regions of Tanzania.

The overall objective of the CODE-P
is to contribute to the inclusive and sustainable development of the
coffee value chain for enhanced incomes and improved nutrition status of
smallholder farmers in Ruvuma, Mbeya and Songwe regions of Tanzania. To
attain this, Vi Agroforestry (Lead applicant); Agricultural Non-State
Actors Forum (ANSAF), Cafe Africa Tanzania, Tanzania Coffee Research
Institute (TaCRI), Stichting BRAC International has been implementing
CODE-P with a special focus on strengthening smallholder coffee
cooperatives as a key enabler of support services that enable
production, processing, and trade of coffee produced by smallholders to
stimulate trade-led economic growth in the Southern highlands of
Tanzania.

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Purpose of the Assignment
The project has 3 specific objectives namely.

SO 1. Increased production and productivity of quality coffee by
smallholder coffee producers through equitable, efficient resource
allocations and SALM practices.
• SO 2. Increased incomes from
improved postharvest, processing capacities, and market linkages
(smallholder farmers, women, and men, small and medium enterprises –
SME’s) and financial services linkages.
• SO 3. Enhanced competitiveness of coffee value chain with supportive policy and regulatory framework.
The
assignment will mainly be focusing to SO 1. Increased production and
productivity of quality coffee by smallholder coffee producers through
equitable, efficient resource allocations and SALM practices (Briefly
elaborated above). The purpose of this assignment is to capacitate our
partners especially field and project officers, extension officers and
some lead farmers with the SALM practices to improve their practical
understanding of the SALM practices for disseminating to more coffee
farmers. This training is the second-round training that might have the
new participants and the old participants.

Scope of Work
A
training schedule shall cover 6 days, preferably Monday to Saturday.
This training shall be conducted at the end of March or beginning of
April 2023. A training shall consist of project officers working under
CODE-P, coffee inspectors from 6 districts, extension officers actively
working with CODE-P from six districts and representative lead farmers
with a total number of 45 participants. Consultant is required to
prepare the training program and share with Vi Agroforestry for review
and approval 10 days before date of staring the training. There will be 2
extra days for preparing training report after training. Hence a
consultant will have a total of 9 days for the assignment.

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Requirements

A Tanzanian National with at least a master’s degree in the field of
Agroforestry, Agroecology, Agronomy, Land Use Planning, General
Agriculture, or any other related disciplines.
• A practical and deep understanding of the agroforestry and Sustainable Agriculture Land Management practices.

Over five years of experience in training and facilitating various
stakeholders in agricultural value chains, with at least one in coffee
value chain.
• Over five years’ working with smallholder farmers for improving farm ecologies and livelihoods of farmers.

Practical understanding of the common pest and diseases with their
management practices (mechanical, traditional, organic, and inorganic
management).
• Experienced in soil and water conservation as well as integrated soil fertility management.
• Specifically, be able to demonstrate climate change phenomenon as for the coffee value chain sustainability.
• Experience of working with local communities, non-governmental organisations, and government in areas of cash crops.
• Experience in the design and use of participatory methods of trainings.
• Excellent writing, editing, attention to detail and technical skills.
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Terms of References
Interested and appropriately qualified (individual or firm) are invited to apply. The application should contain the following:
• A letter of interest addressed to the Country Manager
• A Technical offer showing the interpretation of the ToR and indicating a detailed proposed methodology.
• A CV of the consultant(s) or consultancy firm showing previous relevant experience with specification of the lead consultant.
• A detailed financial offer (expressed in TZS indicating the cost required for the undertaking of the work required).
Submit your application addressed to Thaddeus.mbowe@viagroforestry.org copying Rashid.malya@viagroforestry.org by 17:00 EAT on April 13th, 2023.


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