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Consultancy Services For Poultry And Piggery Production Study In Rwenzori, Kigezi, Greater Ankole, A

Last update 2024-07-11
Expires 2024-07-10
ID #2210645695
Free
Consultancy Services For Poultry And Piggery Production Study In Rwenzori, Kigezi, Greater Ankole, A
Uganda, Central Region, Kampala,
Modified June 28, 2024

Description

Job Description Objectives of the Study Identify common poultry (types and species) and pig breeds reared by smallholder farmers in different subregions, ranking poultry species and pig breeds by importance in relation to productivity and contribution of HH food security and income.

Assess and examine current methods of rearing (management style) poultry and pigs including financial aspects of poultry and piggery management as well as the factors influencing these choices.

Explore gendered preferences in poultry and piggery and the drivers of these preferences in different subregions.

Evaluate and document the economic and nutritional contributions, social, and cultural significance of poultry and piggery to household income and livelihoods.

Identify challenges faced by poultry and piggery keepers and their impact on livestock and household well-being.

Identify the local government support to poultry and pig farmers including current Government technical and financial support schemes.

Identify organisations that have tried to intervene in addressing challenges in the poultry and piggery sector in the target areas and document lessons learned.

Establish and document traditional/innovative efforts applied by poultry and piggery farmers in the target areas.

Assess complementarities between poultry and piggery, and other enterprises in smallholder households.

Provide evidence-based recommendations for policymakers to enhance the role of poultry and piggery in sustainable SHF farming.

Identify development opportunities and gaps in the poultry and piggery value chains that SNV can explore to build household resilience.

Expected Deliverables A technical proposal outlining the understanding of the assignment, strategy, and approaches, including technical expertise and capabilities.

A detailed financial proposal indicating the resources required for the study.

After contract awarding a comprehensive report with research findings, data analysis, key observations, cost price assessment of the different production methods and conclusions.

Evidence-based recommendations for SNV, policymakers, and stakeholders to enhance the role of poultry and piggery in household livelihoods and rural development.

Supplementary materials such as questionnaires, interview transcripts, and raw data.

  Qualifications Skills and qualifications of consultants SNV is looking for a consultant/team with the following skills and qualifications: Demonstrable expertise in livestock development and assessment initiatives, especially in the targeted areas.

Track record in developing and conducting various types of evaluation including qualitative and quantitative data collection.

Experience in managing and coordinating evaluation/research exercises, delivering agreed outputs on time and on budget.

Experience in data collection and analysis using participatory methodologies.

Previous experience working with communities using participatory approaches.

Excellent and demonstrated understanding of ethical issues in research.

Ability to work with communities in relevant local languages would be an advantage.

Strong quantitative data entry and analysis skills and previous experience using statistical analysis software.

Ability to respond to comments and questions in a timely, appropriate manner.

Ability to draw conclusions and to write high quality, clear, concise reports in English Additional Information Period of Assignment The assignment is expected to be completed within 60 working days from the contract signing.

Reporting The research team will provide regular progress updates to the Livestock (poultry and piggery) Advisor on behalf of SNV, culminating in a final report with findings and recommendations.

Budget The study budget will be based on the scope of work, including data collection, analysis, logistics, and reporting, detailed in the study proposal.

Ethical Considerations The study will adhere to ethical guidelines, ensuring confidentiality and obtaining informed consent from respondents before conducting interviews or surveys.

Application process and timeline SNV invites interested individuals and companies to submit the following application documents: Expression of interest outlining how the consultant(s) meets the selection criteria and their understanding of the To R and methodology.

A proposed activities schedule/work plan with time frame.

Copy of CV of the consultant(s) who will undertake the evaluation.

One recent example of similar evaluation report written by the applicant.

Legal and administrative documents (Trading License, tax clearance, certificate of incorporation, MOU among others.

Financial proposal detailing consultant(s) itemized fees, data collection and administrative costs (NB – Payment of consultancy fee is subject to 6% withholding tax unless there is evidence of exemption).

Payment terms  – Payments shall be in line with SNV payment policy.

How to apply All interested parties are to submit proposal by 10th July 2024.

Soft copy proposals to be sent to ugandatenders@snv.org with subject line indicating “proposals for evaluation of bids for prequalification”.

Working at SNV We offer a challenging work environment, opportunities to lead and innovate, and a commitment to growing your skills in a fulfilling and diverse working environment.

Our staff benefit from and contribute to an international global network of experts.

For more information, please visit our website: www.snv.org.

NB: only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

We do not appreciate third-party mediation based on this advertisement.

Job details:

Job type: Full time
Contract type: Permanent
Salary type: Monthly
Occupation: Consultancy services for poultry and piggery production study in rwenzori, kigezi, greater ankole, and busoga subregions.

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