Agricology Viability Study for Hurungwe District

Fixed-Term Contract

CONSULTANT REQUIRED

ActionAid Zimbabwe (AAZ) seeks to engage a consultant(s) based in Zimbabwe to conduct an in-depth agroecology viability study for the Hurungwe District as part of the ‘Fair, Green and Global (FGG) programme’. The study will focus on assessing the Feasibility of Agroecology in Hurungwe District, aiming to contribute to the advancement of Sustainable Development Goals. This study will play a crucial role in exploring sustainable agricultural practices that align with the principles of agroecology, with the goal of fostering environmentally friendly and socially inclusive agricultural development in the region as a green feminist alternative.

KEY DELIVERABLES

The specific outputs for the consultancy will be:

  • Inception report and workplan, including a sampling strategy, a data collection and analysis methodology. The inception report will demonstrate clearly how the data collection plan and tools will gather data that addresses the indicators.
  • Data analysis of quantitative and qualitative data.
  • Presentation of initial findings to AAZ.
  • Validation meeting with AAZ and key stakeholders
  • Draft and final research of no more than 25 pages (excluding annexes) as a Word document, written in clear and concise English.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

The consultant/s must have the following experience and skills:

  • At least a master’s degree and demonstrable over 5 years of expertise and thematic experience on agroecology in, natural resources governance, development/agricultural economics, environmental social governance, and gender equality in the Zimbabwe context.
  • Demonstrated experience in working with INGOs in implementing the above services.
  • Capacity to moderate high level discussions involving stakeholders such as Parliament, Government Ministries and CSOs.
  • Capacity to moderate discussions with community representatives in their local languages.
  • Ability to work efficiently and deliver on committed outputs under to deliver above services within the agreed timeline and budget.

SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION AND CLOSING DATE

Interested and qualified consultant(s) with relevant experience and skills for this assignment should submit expression of interest (max 10 pages) which include the following: An expression of interest, which should include the following: a technical proposal (max 8 pages) highlighting how to do the study deliver on the objectives outlined in the TOR as detailed above, a financial proposal indicating all fees and associated costs in executing the assignment, VAT should also be included but shown separately, a tabulated timeline of key activities or milestones towards delivering the assignment, profiles and CVs of the lead consultant and team members, at least 3 recent links to similar work done in the past. Kindly submit your application to [email protected]  on or before the 26 May 2024. Please ensure the email contains the subject

AGROECOLOGY VIABILITY STUDY-FGG Project

ActionAid is committed to recruiting consultants who are committed to ActionAid’s SHEA and Safeguarding policies and values.

 NB: Please note that whilst all applicants will be assessed strictly on their individual merits, qualified women are especially encouraged to apply. Please further note that although we value all applications, we unfortunately can only respond to short-listed consultants.