US-Pakistan Partnership for Agricultural Market Development
SCOPE OF WORK
CNFA-AMD/ Project Number AID-391-C-15-00003
Mango & Citrus Value Chain Support Specialist
Sector Lead / Chief Technical Advisor – AMD
Place of Performance
Lahore and Karachi
Estimated Period of Performance:
June 2018 To December 2018
The U.S.-Pakistan Partnership for Agricultural Market Development (AMD) activity in Pakistan is a USAID funded activity implemented by CNFA with the goal of supporting the development of Pakistan’s commercial agriculture, particularly through improving the ability of Pakistan’s agriculture and livestock sectors to meet both international and domestic demand and requirements in targeted product lines in citrus, mango, high value/off season vegetables and livestock. AMD envisions transforming the four targeted product lines into efficient, private sector-led value chains that deliver competitive products to domestic and export markets. AMD’s targeted interventions such as training, matching grants, and technical assistance will leverage private sector investment and encourage innovation. Together, these interventions will upgrade and streamline supply chains, optimize profit margins, increase in horticulture produce export, enhancing participation of women entrepreneurs, and ultimately make Pakistani mango, citrus, meat and HV/OSV production and marketing more profitable and competitive.
Objective of the Technical Assistance
The objective of this assignment is to support the technical team of AMD project in the execution of project’s interventions and related activities, including but not limited to grants disbursement onsite delivery of machinery and tools under in-kind grants, given to grantees in Lahore, Sargodha, South Punjab and Sindh, data recording and documentation of citrus and mango facilitation to other local and international consultants working in horticulture sector, managing field trainings as per requirements, and facilitation in monitoring AMD interventions in seedless watermelon and to oversee all other AMD horticulture project activities, being implemented when required.
Duration of the Assignment
The assignment is for 120 days LOE. The duration of assignment is June, 2018 through December, 2018.
Under the overall guidance of the supervisor of this assignment and in close coordination of project’s team, the consultant will perform the following activities; using their education and experience, knowledge of sector and international agriculture pre-harvest, harvest and post-harvest best practices;
3. Final report on covering all the aspects and ToRs of STTA using the AMD template after completion of the assignment;
The consultant should have:
Women are strongly encouraged to apply.
All applicants should submit their CVs to email@example.com, with the words “Mango and Citrus Value Chain Support Specialist - AMD” in the subject line.