REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST: Consultancy Services for Refreshment of the ASARECA Gender Policy (PROCUREMENT REF. NO: ASAR/CONS/2023/00003)
The Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa (ASARECA) is an inter-governmental sub-regional organization of the National Agricultural Research Institutions (NARIs) of 14 countries namely: Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya, Madagascar, Republic of Congo, Rwanda, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda. ASARECA is mandated to coordinate and convene human, physical, financial and institutional capital to implement Agricultural Research for Development (AR4D) initiatives in Eastern and Central Africa (ECA). ASARECA developed a ten-year Strategy and Results Framework (2019-2028) together with its 1st five-year Medium Term Operational Plan (MTOP-1: 2019-2023). To deliver its Agricultural Research for Development (AR4D) mandate, the Association kick-started the operationalization of the MTOP-I with the implementation of key flagship projects. Among the key flagship projects under implementation include the Accelerating Impacts of CGIAR Climate Research for Africa (AICCRA) (https://aiccra.cgiar.org/) project. The AICCRA project is funded by the International Development Association (IDA) of the World Bank through the Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT. The AICCRA project aims to strengthen the technical, institutional, and human capacity needed to enhance transfer of climate-relevant information, decision-making tools, and technologies in support of scaling efforts in IDA-eligible countries in Africa. The project focuses on 4 major components namely: (i) knowledge generation and sharing through development of climate-informed agricultural advisory services and decision-making tools; (ii) strengthening partnerships for delivery of climate-smart innovations in agriculture; (iii) validating climate-smart agriculture innovations through piloting; and (iv) project management. ASARECA now invites eligible Individual consultants to indicate their interest in providing services to refresh ASARECA’s Gender Policy with respect to emerging priorities and challenges including climate change, food systems and pandemics. Interested persons should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the services. This should be done in form of a Curriculum Vitae (CV). Please download: Request for Expression of Interest and Terms of Reference. Also Refer to: Operations Manual on Administrative Policies and Procedures, and Procurement and Disposal Guidelines.