Consultancy for a scalable model to support farmers through a farmer-led transition to sustainable production practices

Consultancy for a scalable model to support farmers through a farmer-led transition to sustainable production practices

29/05/2024
in News

Rikolto is an international NGO with more than 40 years’ experience in partnering with farmer organizations and food system actors across Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America. Rikolto runs programs in 17 countries worldwide through seven regional offices. Rikolto is ambitious in tackling one of the greatest challenges that we face; ensuring that we have food systems that deliver for all of us in the future and that do not burden our planet more than it can bear. SACCOs and other financial institutions are experiencing delayed payment and in extreme cases, defaults on agricultural loans. This is mainly resulting from climate-related shocks such as drought, floods, pest and diseases, that are affecting crop yield. Existing financial products and systems in SACCOs are not effectively address the root causes of these problems. The result of this is the low resilience SACCOs and other financial institutions to climate change. Rikolto would therefore like to hire the services of a consultant to support it in designing a scalable and replicable model by which it (Rikolto) could support farmers through a farmer-led transition to sustainable production practices, using SACCOs or other financial institutions as entry points. Overall purpose of the assignment The overall purpose of the assignment is to facilitate the co-design of a scalable and replicable model by which Rikolto could support farmers through a farmer-led transition to sustainable production practices, using SACCOs or other financial institutions as entry points. Scope of work: - Facilitate the co-design exercise o Preparation days o Facilitation exercise o Preparation of project documentation and budget model o Write first drafts and inputs on project proposals - Design project communication package (2-pager, PowerPoint, animation)

Duration: The assignment is expected to be completed within a period of 24 working days.

Deliverables: • Models, facilitation materials • Workshop report • Project concept and budget model • REDAA concept note and proposal • 2-pager, PowerPoint, and animation

Qualification, experience and competencies: The consultant for this assignment should have: • Experience in designing project models which leverage climate and environmental finance • Must be knowledgeable in the field of climate finance and environment management • Must have a good understanding of climate and non-climate project management interventions • Must have experience in participatory approaches • Must have experience in working with farmer-led/informal financial institutions

Submission of Proposals: Interested consultants are requested to submit both a technical and financial proposal by email to eastafrica.recruitment [at] rikolto.org by 15th June 2024 5pm East Africa Time. The email subject line should clearly indicate ‘Scalable and replicable model co-design consultancy’.