Open Call for Consultants (Aquaculture Value Chain Compact)
WorldFish
Ibadan, Oyo, Nigeria
6d ago

Description

WorldFish is implementing the TAAT Aquaculture Compact, financed through a grant from the African Development Bank toward the cost of the Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) Program and intends to apply part of the proceeds for this grant to facilitate payments under the contracts for the following individual consultants.

1. Aquaculture Advisory Services and Technology Outreach

The consultant is expected to review existing literature on modern approaches to capacity building of extension workers, draw up all-

inclusive training modules for the trainees, conduct training in line with the TOR, carry out outreach campaigns, facilitate and establish Innovation Platforms in collaboration with national partners and stakeholders.

Others include to produce a comprehensive report at the end of training and make recommendations on ways of improving the project.

Requirement :

  • A PhD Degree in Fisheries Management, Agriculture Extension, Sustainable Development, Adult Education, Public Administration, and related fields.
  • Ten (10) years proven experiences in capacity development design and development, training of trainers and participatory extension;
  • performing similar or related roles preferably.

    2. Aquaculture Fish Feeds Specialist

  • The Consultant will review current practices in fish feed production among fish farmers within the country including challenges and opportunities available;
  • document production scales and feed cost as percentage of total production cost. Others are to document the locally available fish feed ingredients and how to source for essential ingredients not readily available to fish feed producers.

    In addition, design of training manuals in building the capacity of fish feed producers efficiently and effectively.

    Requirement :

  • Master’s Degree in Aquaculture / Fisheries; Animal Feeds and Nutrition / Animal Science; Agricultural Engineering; Biochemistry or any other related field.
  • Performing similar or related role preferably with Private industry, University and or International organization; and have proven experience in fish feed formulation and production.
  • Ten (10) years of experience in fish feed production and management.
  • 3. Aquaculture Fish Value Addition Specialist

    The Consultant will review current practices in fish processing and preservation within the country including challenges and opportunities available.

    Others include design comprehensive training modules / training manual with hands on practical to build the capacity of fish processors in value addition technologies and product development.

    In addition, conduct training in the project states across the country, effectively maintain the fish processors database(s) and ensure the data are up-

    to-date and provide strategic report required.

    Requirement :

  • Master’s Degree or equivalent in Food Science; Home Economics; Fisheries; Agricultural Engineering; or any other related field.
  • Six (6) years’ experience performing similar or related role preferably with private industry, university and or international organization.
  • 4. Aquaculture Marketing Advisory Services

    The Consultant will design training modules and course content to build the capacity of aquaculture value chain actors in marketing.

    Others include conduct training and provide technical support for fish farmers in the project region and across the country.

    In addition, develop the promotion and marketing processes; protocols, ensure good coordination and communication between farmers, manufacturers, and concerned stakeholders.

    Requirement :

  • Masters’ Degree or equivalent in Marketing; Agricultural Economics; Business Administration; or any other related field.
  • Proven experience in similar project and familiar with marketing challenges in small scale aquaculture in the region and / or country will be an added advantage.
  • 5. Aquaculture Business Development Specialist

    The Consultant will design training modules / manuals and course content to build the capacity of youth aqua-preneurs; conduct business development training for aquaculture value chain actors within the region.

  • Others include to facilitate and link value chain actors to financial institution for funding business through loan or grant;
  • effectively maintain fish farmers and potential business startups database(s); ensure data are up-to-date and can provide the strategic report required.

    Requirement :

  • Masters’ Degree or equivalent in Fisheries Management, Business Management, Project Management, Agricultural Sciences, Agribusiness or related field in management.
  • Five (5) years’ experience performing similar role in a multicultural and multidisciplinary team.
  • How to Apply

    WorldFish now invites eligible individual consultants to indicate their interest in providing the services. Interested individual consultant should provide specific information which demonstrates that they are fully qualified to perform / provide the services online latest by 12 July 2019 .

    The expression of interest should include :

  • Comprehensive curriculum vitae indicating that they are qualified to perform the services including a description of similar assignments done and experience in similar conditions.
  • A consultant will be selected in accordance with the procedures set out in the African Development Bank’s Rules and Procedures for the Use of Consultants.

    Screening will start as soon as possible, and will continue until the position is filled. Only shortlisted consultant will be contacted.

    Our Commitment

    WorldFish is committed to promoting a work environment where diversity of thought, style, culture and experience is valued.

    We support individual performance and potential in achieving our organizational goals and mission. We are an equal opportunities employer and strongly encourage women and nationals from developing countries to apply.

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