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Identification and design of a programme to support job creation in the agriculture sector in Kenya

Country Kenya
Sectors Rural development and food security
Language English
Status Framework
CV Deadline 2018-06-14 (Closed Project)
Objectives

The overall objective of this assignment is to assist the EU Delegation in Kenya to identify and formulate a programme that will sustainably promote the creation of decent jobs for youth and women in the wider agricultural sector in Kenya. The proposed programme will provide incentives to youth (with a possible affirmative action for women) employment in agriculture, mainly (but not exclusively) in niche and high value commodities, along the whole value chain: production, services to production (ie: crop spraying, pruning, transport, insurance agents, etc.).

Activities
  • Further explore constraints faced by youth and women in engaging in agribusiness.

  • Profile the most appropriate beneficiaries' target group, on the basis of relevance to and maximization of the project objectives.

  • Propose the appropriate type and amount of support per beneficiary and estimate the potential number of beneficiaries.

  • Explore in which geographical areas and value chains the programme could have the best impact, on the basis of existing service providers and marketing opportunities and of the quantification of potential target beneficiaries.

  • Explore the cost effectiveness of using existing business incubator and accelerator services and their capacity to sustainably provide relevant services for youth and women engaging in agribusiness.

  • Explore the potential of partnering with existing digital platforms and applications, to improve cost-effectiveness of, and ease of access to, service delivery to target beneficiaries.

  • Explore the way the project could facilitate appropriate conditions of access to natural resources .

  • Explore the role and contributions of the county governments especially the community lands as they are the custodians and county land banks and their CIDPs .

  • Explore the appetite of development financial institutions, banks and microfinance institutions to provide access to finance for youth and women in agribusiness at appropriate terms, and the role EU blended financing tools could have to catalyse/leverage investments in the sector by financial institutions.

  • Analyse lessons learned from previous/existing projects targeting youth and women in agriculture.

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Project Position 1

Position Key expert 1: Team Leader
Qualification

Qualifications and skills: university degree in development studies, agricultural economics, business administration or other relevant studies, preferably at master's level.

Other skills required: excellent document drafting skills in English, previous experience as team leader

Required Experience

General professional experience: At least 8 years' experience, preferably including relevant experience in value chain analysis and development in Africa. - Specific professional experience: experience in designing development projects featuring support to small agribusiness start-up and/or development (preferably with EU/EDF funding); experience in devolved agricultural settings in Africa is desirable

Estimated Manpower 60
Mission Begin 09/07/2018
Mission End 08/09/2018
Contact Christophe De Jaegher

Project Position 2

Position Key expert 2: Expert in development finance / micro-finance
Qualification

Qualifications and skills: university degree in finance, banking, economics, business administration or other relevant studies, preferably at master's level.

Required Experience

General professional experience: At least 8 years' experience, preferably including relevant experience with development finance or micro-finance projects/institutions in developing countries Specific professional experience: experience in design and/or implementation of initiatives to facilitate financial access for small enterprises (preferably including experience in the agribusiness sector); experience/knowledge of blending of banking and development finance is highly desirable.

Estimated Manpower 35
Mission Begin 09/07/2018
Mission End 08/10/2018
Contact Christophe De Jaegher

Project Position 3

Position Key expert 3: Expert in natural resources governance
Qualification

Qualification and skills: university degree in law or other relevant studies, preferably at master's level

Required Experience

Professional experience: At least 5 years' experience, preferably including relevant experience with projects in governance of land and other natural resources in developing countries; knowledge of Voluntary guidelines on the responsible governance of tenure of land, fisheries and forests in the context of national food security (VGGT) is desirable. An understanding of Rights Based Approaches would also considered an advantage.

Estimated Manpower 30
Mission Begin 09/07/2018
Mission End 08/09/2018
Contact Christophe De Jaegher