Market Transitions to Enable New Growth (MTENGO) Consultant, Malawi

  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable
  • Job type:
    Consultancy
  • Posted:
    2 weeks ago
  • Category:
    Development
  • Deadline:
    15/04/2023

JOB DESCRIPTION

Winrock International (WI) is a non-profit organization that works with people around the world to increase economic opportunity, sustain natural resources, and protect the environment, among other goals. Winrock strengthens the capacity of women, children, youth, and civil society organizations to actively participate in local and national development and to transform their societies. Winrock International (Winrock) is implementing the Market Transitions to Enable New Growth Opportunities (MTENGO) program, a five-year project under the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food for Progress (FFPr) program.

 

The Market Transitions to Enable New Growth Opportunities (MTENGO) project uses a farmer-first approach grounded in market incentives to increase resource-efficient, reliable agricultural production in Malawi in the face of climate unpredictability. MTENGO enables farmers to adopt climate smart agriculture and supports medium-sized farmers whose market orientation offers a strong incentive for adoption of climate smart agriculture activities. MTENGO will enable farmers to: 1) Diversify and achieve stable returns from their farming portfolio through climate smart farming by responding to market demands with diversified production; 2) Increase access to water for productive purposes through improved water management practices; 3) Make ecosystem services work for farmers by improving farmer access to, and collective management of, water, soil, and forest products; 4) Increase access to markets and finance so farmers can make climate smart investments. USDA requires that all implementing partners conduct a post monetization impact assessment to determine the impact of monetization sales on local markets and commercial trade. Winrock is recruiting a third-party objective evaluator, or evaluation team, to provide monthly market assessment briefs and a post-monetization market assessment. This assignment with require desk-guided research and travel to Kenya, the EAC member country in which the monetization will occur. Qualified firms/consultants are those that have been involved in similar projects in the past, particularly within the last five (5) years.

 

B. Key Tasks: Review of the project’s approved monetization plan and related sales documents Collect data from both primary and secondary sources of information related to the commodity and commodity market Monitor the commodity market to understand the pricing trends related to the operating environment, compare against historic data, and global data points; Identify any effects attributable to monetization Track and record local prices at regular intervals and at relevant marketing points Produce eleven monthly briefs on market conditions post monetization in a standard two-page format Prepare Post-Monetization Impact Assessment for dissemination to Winrock International and USDA Travel to Kenya to conduct field research and market analysis, including primary data gathering, and interviews with market actors.

C. Key Deliverables:

Work plan inclusive of timeline specifying key activities and deliverable due dates Data quality assurance plan Data collection strategy/tools Clean data sets to be shared with USDA as needed Monthly briefs Post-Monetization Impact Assessment Report A 2-3-page standalone brief describing the evaluation design, key findings and other relevant considerations. Download a copy of the full Request for Proposals for more information on the assignment and how to apply here: https://winrock.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/MTENGO-Post-Monetization-Assessment-TOR.pdf

 

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