Consultants Needed at Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture (CNFA)

Posted by Future on Fri 28th Jan, 2022 -

Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture (CNFA) invites credible and interested consultants to tender applications for the following works:

Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture (CNFA) is an international agricultural development organization that specializes in the design and implementation of sustainable, enterprise-based agricultural initiatives. We work with businesses, foundations, governments, and communities to build customized local and global partnerships that meet the world’s growing demand for food. Since our inception in 1985, we have designed and implemented enterprise-based, agricultural development initiatives to facilitate market access, enhance agribusiness competitiveness, increase productivity, and improve access to inputs and financing in 47 countries around the world.

Applications are invited for:

Title: Consultant Solicitation - Regional Policy Reform Specialist

The Pro-Cashew project is a USDA- funded program implemented by CNFA in Cote d’Ivoire, Benin, Burkina Faso, Ghana, and Nigeria. The goal of PRO-Cashew is to boost the competitiveness of West African cashew producers by improving efficiency and quality in production and trade, and by working to develop more coherent regional trade and investment policies. PRO-Cashew’s main office is based in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire. PRO-Cashew will achieve its results through interventions in the following six activity areas:
  • Activity 1: Capacity Building: Farmer Organizations and Agro-Food Companies
  • Activity 2: In-Kind Grants: Inputs, Equipment, and Technical Assistance
  • Activity 3: Inputs: Develop Agrodealers and/or Other Input Suppliers
  • Activity 4: Integrated Data System Development
  • Activity 5: Public Information Campaign: Disperse Improved Market Information
  • Activity 6: Capacity Building: Promote Improved Policy and Regulatory Framework
CNFA requires the services of an Independent Consultant (Regional Policy Reform Specialist) to analyze, evaluate and develop 15 priority regional policy reforms in the five focus countries (an average of 3 per country). Working closely with the Program Director and Chief of Party (COP), the Regional Policy Reform Specialist will play a key role in achieving PRO-Cashew objectives under Activity 6: Capacity Building: Promote Improved Policy and Regulatory Framework.

This assignment was originally planned as a full-time position and is now expected to be part-time over the course of two years. It is expected that the policy research and analysis methodology will involve desk research, information gathering through interviews and focus group discussions, meetings with key stakeholders and international travel to the five focus counties. Meetings with key stakeholders will include: regional and economic community institutions, the African Cashew Alliance (ACA), Consultative International Cashew Council (CICC), research organizations, government institutions, and centers of excellence. Section 2 provides full details on the expected Scope of Work.

The purpose of this solicitation is to solicit quotations from qualified offerors. Offerors are responsible for ensuring that their offers are received by CNFA in accordance with the instructions, terms, and conditions described in this Solicitation.

N/B: Only Independent Individual Consultants (Local & International) are eligible for consideration in response to this solicitation - firms will not be considered. Failure to adhere with instructions described in this solicitation may lead to disqualification of an offer from consideration. Please reference the solicitation number in all responses.

Application Closing Date

5:00pm, 11th February, 2022.

Submission of  Documents
Offers must be delivered via email at: with "Regional Policy Reform Consultant" in the email subject line.

Offers received after the specified time and date will be considered late and will be considered only at the discretion of CNFA. The cover page of this solicitation summarizes the important dates of the solicitation process. Offerors must strictly follow the provided deadlines in the cover page to be considered for award.

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