The project has three main results as follow:
ER1: Agricultural oriented CSOs are better equipped to engage farmers and advocate for their rights in targeted regions.
ER2: Capacities of the District Farmers’ Network in representing farmers’ interests, rights and needs are strengthened.
ER3: Improved collaboration and coordination among agricultural oriented CSOs at a national level for improved level of influence over policies and decision making.
Purpose of the Assignment
Within the framework of this project, International Alert is recruiting a consultant to train youth members of District Farmers’ Network (DFN) as part of FV project they will learn how to develop an action plan for advocacy based on specific issues relating to food security. The Farmers’ Voice project will ensure that young people are on board and their analytical skills are strengthened on specific issues relating to food security that they are facing.
Scope of the work
The consultant will be contracted to design an action plan template which will be used during a 2-day training workshop .the consultant will facilitate each group of young DFN members to develop their own mini-action plan .There will be a group of 21 participants.
The action will ensure that there is a focus amongst its advocacy messages on issues that affect men and women disproportionately such as equitable access to land etc.
The training is part of a wider social action programme that the 21 young people, 10 of them will be young men and 11 will be young women will undertake, which consists of 4 main steps (or sub-activities):
Step 1: During the workshop, each group of young members of DFN needs to do some analysis of what the issues are, and what they want to address through the action plan. Each group will develop their own mini-action plan which is validated by other young people in the platform and the steering committee members in their district
Step 2: A workshop will bring together the young DFN member representatives where action plans from each district are shared
Step 3: Action plans are implemented in each district
Step 4: Young people monitoring committees are set up in each district to monitor the implementation of the youth plan but also youth elements of the District Action Plan
The development youth action plans will be implemented in collaboration with the Rwanda Youth in Agribusiness Forum (RYAF) and district youth council in order to allow issues to be channeled up to the national platform.
The desired consultant is expected to conduct 2-day training on:
How to analyze specific issues relating to food security that Farmers are facing
How to develop an action plan based on specific issues relating to food security that affecting youth members of District Farmers’ network.
How to develop goals/outcomes and how to develop a realistic work plan of activities?
How to do mapping of Stakeholder
How to raise Fundraising?
How to do Dissemination and communication plans?
In addition, the consultant will:
Prior to the training, prepare the training materials in draft form and share these with the team for validation
Prepare a succinct training report no more than 5 pages indicating the content of the training and what was achieved.
Proposal Evaluation Criteria
International Alert will evaluate proposals and select a consultant based on the following criteria:
a. Qualifications and experience of the consultant’s proposed team to do the assignment based on the qualifications and competencies listed in this TOR.
b. The track record of successfully completing similar assignments.
c. Value for money for services rendered
How to apply:
Interested applicants are required to submit:
Technical proposal: methodology and experience demonstrating ability to deliver the assignment (including at least 3 references relating to similar work assignments), Workplan, and Financial proposal (taxes included). Applications should be sent to the following address [email protected] , not later than 8th June 2018 at 2:00 pm. For any other clarification please contact the following Telephone number: 0782627185
To apply for this job email your details to Rwanda@international-alert.org