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Consultancy Terms of Reference (TOR) at Good Neighbors October, 2022 Job Description
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Bid No. GNTZ/HO/IGD/002/2022 Consultancy

Terms of Reference (TOR) Value Chain study: Focusing on Coffee Value Chain Analysis in Songwe Region -Tanzania

Good Neighbors Tanzania (GNTZ) is a Non-Profit organization established in 2005 with a mission of making the world a place without hunger, where people live together in harmony, respecting human rights of our neighbors suffering from poverty, disasters and oppression, and helps them to achieve self-reliance and enable them to rebuild hope in Tanzania;

Good Neighbors Tanzania (GNTZ) opened its office in 2005 with NGO approval from Tanzania central government to carry out community development projects including education, water and sanitation, health, income generation, advocacy and humanitarian assistance for children and local residents.

Since 2005, GNTZ has implemented socio-economic development projects in Dar es Salaam, Bagamoyo, Mwanza, Shinyanga, Dodoma, Mbeya, and Kigoma providing comprehensive support through an inclusive and participative process denominated Community Development Programs (CDPs).

Through Income generation and social economic development program, GNTZ is providing networks for promoting, advocating, conducting and facilitating sustainable agriculture through research, dissemination and application of findings. GNTZ’s goals are to provide appropriate information and guidance to farmers on technologies, innovations and practices that improve sustainable Income in a socially, economically and environmentally friendly manner

The program also will provide skills related to income generation and livelihoods for youth and women including financial literacy, access to financial services (e.g. negotiated interest loans),career pathway development (work readiness),entrepreneurship development, job search support, start-up support, Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) for certified professional accreditation, facilitation of apprenticeships for income generation and on-the-job learning, support to savings groups, and support to women-led business hubs. Knowing that Climate Change impacts the poor more than others and that the shifting weather patterns continue to threaten the survival of the very community we are targeting, with reduction in household income and food production, mutually agreed initiatives have been designed and implemented based on availability of funds. Climate Change has been considered a cross-cutting issue and will thus be integrated as much as possible in all other interventions.

Smallholder Coffee farmers’ in Songwe Region

Good neighbors Tanzania (GNTZ) has been working with coffee farmers in Songwe Region in collaboration with farmers’ cooperative society in project implementation to support farmers to increase their household income. During the Implementation of the project the significant challenges identified that require interventions through smallholder coffee development projects includes low productivity and production of quality coffee, inadequate extension services, high prices, and insufficient access to reliable agro-inputs. Other factors include poor agronomic practices, Deforestation, the instability of market coffee prices, lack of financial institutions investing in the coffee value chain, the presence of old trees (decreased coffee production), and poor/no benefits of coffee return to women. GNTZ wants to increase resilience and build adaptive capacity by agroforestry/agroforest approach.

 

3. Purpose and Objectives of the Value Chain study

The aim of the study is to assemble validate and make available of the newly generated and/or existing information and knowledge drawn from science and practice (including farmers’ rich knowledge) in appropriate sources, for dissemination and extension of coffee farming project.

 

A.     The purpose of this value chain analysis is therefore to

  • Identify knowledge gaps and priorities for every value chain actor in Coffee
  • Identify the information and practices about the coffee value chain which needed by value chain actors for improvement of the value chain
  • Draw the attention to the best practices on involvement of all groups in the value chain (youth, gender considerations and marginalized groups)
  • Findings and recommendations of the value chain analysis will be presented and deliberated on the research stakeholders’ workshop and call for other areas of research needs.

 

 

B.     Objectives of the value chain analysis

  • To identify value chain actors and analyze the strength, weakness, opportunities and strength of the value chain on coffee perspective.
  • To document the available practices and Best practices on coffee value chain in every stage of value chain development.
  • To assess areas and practices that need further research, validation and improved dissemination.

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If you believe you are the right candidate for the above consultancy and can clearly demonstrate your ability to meet the qualifications required, then submit the above-mentioned documents to;

GN-Tanzania Country Office. (HO)

Plot 2047, Block K, Tegeta Wazo –Bagamoyo Road

P.O. Box 33104, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Tel: 0735-991-530

E-mail:[email protected]

The heading: Consultancy for Coffee value chain study in Songwe Region- Tanzania.

The deadline for applications is 14th November 2022 at 10:00am, Thereafter Tender opening will be proceeding with the presence of bidders

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