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Wednesday, October 5, 2016

VACANCY - CONSULTANT for Knowledge, Stakeholder and Network Mapping - SHALLOT

Terms of Reference for Consultant
Knowledge, Stakeholder and Network Mapping - SHALLOT
Indonesian Postharvest Loss Alliance for Improved Nutrition (i-PLAN)

Background

According to FAO estimates about 1/3 of all food that is produced worldwide is lost or wasted between production and consumption. The impacts are social, economic and environmental as this wastage exacerbates hunger and under- and malnourishment of about 800 million people, leads to  an estimated $940 billion in economic losses per year and has a significant impact on the use of water, cropland and greenhouse gas emissions (FAO, 2011). Turning this around we can also state that reducing food loss and waste offers opportunities for positive social, economic and environmental impact.
The international awareness of and attention for the situation are increasing, most recently clearly expressed in the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG)12, Target 12.3 calling for cutting in half food waste at retail and consumer levels and for reducing food losses along production and supply chains by 2020 (UN, 2015). Target 12.3 is further supported by the ‘Champions 12.3’ - an international network of more than 50 leaders from all sectors of society committed to accelerating progress towards Target 12.3 (https://champions123.org).
GAIN has developed the Postharvest Loss Alliance for Nutrition (PLAN) in order to decrease Post Harvest Losses and Waste (PHL/W) globally by “addressing the lack of knowledge, technology and access to finance as well as the poor coordination along key food supply chains”, with a particular focus on those value chains that provide or have the potential to provide significant nutritional value to rural and urban mass market and, in particular, base of pyramid populations.
GAIN has selected Nigeria as the first PLAN country, and together with  AgriProFocus , BoPInc, and Postharvest Network will bring the PLAN approach to Indonesia, thus contribute to improvement of local availability and affordability of nutritious food crops in Indonesia.
Objective
The objective of this first phase of bringing the PLAN approach to Indonesia, is to analyze and deduct how best to tackle food losses in the selected sectors. Whereby looking from different angles such as capacity building, market dynamics, availability of technology, etc. Furthermore the outcomes will be used to develop a multi-year postharvest loss reduction approach contributing to the goal as mentioned above. The approach will focus on developing and testing interventions with potential to become viable business cases.
The following sectors were selected: tropical fruit, shallots, seafish (wild catch).
The results of the consultant's assignment will be reviewed by the consortium and will be used as the basis for a half day workshop per value chain in Indonesia. The workshop will validate the findings of the consultant and will serve as a basis for further development of the multi-year PLAN approach in Indonesia.

Scope of Work

The consultant's assignment is to advise on mapping of stakeholders, network and knowledge for shallot value chains in Indonesia.
      Stakeholder mapping:
o      Identify key stakeholders from:
       Private sector in and around the value chains from production, handling and storage, processing and packaging, distribution to consumption; what are they doing, how, and where; their transportation and technology vendors; the experienced losses in the chains
       Civil society; what are the ongoing or finished but significant activities, such as projects, programs or initiatives; what are (or were) they doing, how, and where.
       Knowledge institution
       Governments
o      Identify stakeholders’ interests/goals/objectives regarding food loss and importance of local diet and nutrition; and categorize them based on their interest
o      Categorize the stakeholders’ degree of importance and influence - identify (potential) systemic change makers.
      Social Network Analysis: Explore the relationship between the different stakeholders: how they are linked, how influential are they, what motivates them
      Knowledge mapping and collection:
o      Identify and collect lessons learned, best practices and expertise of stakeholders, AgriProFocus members in Indonesia Network on post harvest losses and the impact on nutrition;
o      Identify type of problems experienced regarding post-harvest loss and the current and future strategy to tackle them, using a system perspective
o      Identify and collect government’s regulation regarding post-harvest handling: road, sanitation, energy, etc
In order to be able to do the stakeholder, network and knowledge mapping and present them, the consultant should:
1.    Examine relevant available secondary documentation. This documentation may include reports commissioned by government, NGO or company
2.    Arrange and conduct interviews with a wide range of potential actors
3.    Analyze data (qualitative and quantitative) and produce graphs, charts, maps that able to clearly explain the findings.

Deliverables

       Drafts report which will be circulated for comment
       Final report which takes into account any comments and suggestions from the presentation
       Presentation (workshop / seminar) of the findings

Timeline

No
Activity
Expected Outputs
Deadline Date
1
Preparatory meeting with consortium (skype)
Detail work plan
1st day of assignment
2
Desk research & interview
 
 
3
1st draft report (include raw data and analysis)
Draft for email circulation
End of October 2016
4
Feedback by the consortium
 
1st week of Nov
5
Revision-1
Draft 2
3rd week of Nov
6
Presentation of revise draft to team (in Indonesia)
Presentation
Between 21 – 24 November
7
Presentation at workshop (tbd)
 
Between 21 - 24 November
8
Final Report (including findings from workshop)
Final Report
Mid December

Required Consultant Profile

Knowledge/Expertise

      Knowledge and understanding of selected sector and value chain
      Good understanding of post-harvest loss and nutrition
      Solid understanding of the business dynamics, issues and trends of agriculture sector
      Familiarity with relevant government policies and structures

Education/Experiences

      Minimum Bachelor's degree with several years' of relevant experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience
      Experience in a similar research capacity, and in synthesis and preparation of strategic information for decision-makers

Skills and Abilities

      System Thinking and Social Networking Analysis skills and ability to map stakeholders, relationships, issues and challenges
      Skills in writing reports and reviews, delivering presentations and defending recommendations
      Excellent written, verbal, organizational, analytical and interpersonal skills
      Fluency in written and spoken English and Bahasa Indonesia
 
If you are interested, please submit your CV, example of assessment report and proposal before Thursday, Oct 13 to indonesia@agriprofocus.com subject i-PLAN Mapping Shallot

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