Consultant/Contractual Jobs at Action Against Hunger USA , IFC - International Finance Corporation and Corporate Travel Solutions div of Destination Zambia and TechnoServe Zambia

Deadline of this Job: 25 October 2022
Reports to: Country Director
Action Against Hunger-USA is part of the Action Against Hunger International network, which provides humanitarian relief in over 45 countries worldwide in the sectors of nutrition, health, water/sanitation, and food security. Action Against Hunger- USA, an independent NGO, currently manages operations in 8 countries: Zambia, Uganda, Somalia, Kenya, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Tanzania, and Haiti. Action Against Hunger-USA has over $100 million in programs, and approximately 1,700 permanent staff based in New York City, Washington D.C, Nairobi, and country offices. Additional growth is anticipated.

Overall Objective
The aim of this consultancy is to support the growth of new business development opportunities in Action Against Hunger Zambia in the manner that assures quality, influence and impact. To achieve this, the Business Development Consultant will champion and coordinate Action Against Hunger’s resource acquisition processes from a wide range of bilateral, multilateral donors, foundations and corporations as well as a variety of emerging non-traditional funding streams. The consultant will work closely with the Country Representative, Technical leads, regional grants and contract team, USG Business Development Team and International Network Member Teams to specifically grow revenue through analysis and development of relevant opportunities and ensure compliance with donor and internal regulations and standards.

Specific Objectives
The technical proposal coordinator/grant writer is expected to:
1. Ensure Action Against Hunger Zambia is effectively prepositioned as a supplier to the Scottish government for the Climate Just Communities Opportunity for Zambia including incorporation of potential partners and in collaboration with Action Against Hunger Grants Team and the Country Director.
2. Lead in all aspects of proposal development.
3. Read background information as needed to support development and fleshing out the interventions and activities as part of the technical approach.
4. Participate in technical discussions as needed.
5. Help to refine the application outline, and help to refine the strategy.
6. Following written and verbal direction, technical inputs, and timely feedback provided by Technical Lead, technical inputters, and reviewers, write the technical application.
7. Coordinate, monitor and/or support in the completion of all sub-components of the technical proposal as per the agreed timeframe
8. Ensure drafts are responsive to proposal requirements and submitted in appropriate format including font/page spacing.
9. Help to develop and/or provide input to other sections of the application as needed (annexes such as staffing plan, institutional capacity, budget narrative, etc)
10. Ensure the coherence and technical quality of the overall proposal package prior to submission.
11. Ensure that Key staff (including partners’) have a clear understanding of donor compliance requirements including any regulatory or contractual changes throughout the project management cycle.

Note: The above-mentioned tasks to be performed are intended as a guide and should not be viewed as an inflexible specification as it may be modified following discussion with the selected consultant.
Respect- we work with compassion and dedication, treating everyone the same way we expect them to treat us.
Integrity-: we believe that being honest and fair is integral to every aspect of our work. conducting our work with a spirit of sincerity, truthfulness and transparency is imperative.
Creativity-we encourage new ideas, embrace innovative solutions, and create opportunities for meaningful and exciting ways to do our jobs and provide solutions to address the needs of the populations we serve.
Excellence- we strive to provide services that meet and even exceed the expectations of our stakeholders (populations in need, staff, communities and donors).
Empowerment- we are committed to fostering an environment in which our staff, partners and communities where we work have the space to grow, develop and feel confident about participating.

Gender Equality Commitments
• Ability to foster an environment that reinforces values of women and men, and equal access to information.
• Provide a work environment where women and men must be evaluated and promoted based on their skills and performance.
• Respect beneficiaries’ women, men, children (boys and girls) regardless of gender, sex orientation, disability, religion. race, color, ancestry, national origin, age, or marital status.
• Value and respect for all cultures.

The Invitation to Tender from the Scottish Government has already been released and all applications must be submitted by 18th November 2022. Internally the final reviewed application must be ready by 15th November 2022.
The consultant will be paid fixed fee which they will propose in their application. The consultant is responsible for personal insurance during the contract. The consultant will also provide any necessary materials (including laptops) required to perform the consultancy.

I. Required Qualifications
• Bachelors or master’s degree in International Development, Business Management, Project Management, development studies or Social Studies.

2. Required Skills & Experience
• Minimum of 5 years of relevant in-country business development and grant portfolio management, fundraising, external engagement/networking.
• Prior demonstrated experience developing, coordinating and writing proposals for a wide range of institutional donors and foundations.
• Experience working with diverse donors i.e. DEFRA, UK Government tenders, SIDA, WFP, UNICEF, OCHA, UNDP, BMZ/GFFO, GIZ, USAID, ECHO, EU, GAC etc
• Demonstrated skills organizing teams to produce high-quality proposals on a tight deadline.
• Technical knowledge of Climate, WASH, Agricultural and food systems is a plus.
• Ability to sustain interpersonal and professional relationships with internal colleagues and contacts in donor and peer organizations.
• Excellent planning and resource management skills.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to effectively present complex ideas to diverse audiences.
• Ability to multitask with ease and grace, balancing and adapting to frequently changing priorities.
• Advanced negotiating and conflict resolution skills.
• High proficiency in working with finance team to support development of a budget.
• Flexibility to adapt to any subsequent changes in the terms of reference.
• Excellent English speaking/writing skills required.

Deadline of this Job: 05 November 2022
IFC—a member of the World Bank Group—is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. We work in more than 100 countries, using our capital, expertise, and influence to create markets and opportunities in developing countries. In fiscal year 2022, IFC committed a record $32.8 billion to private companies and financial institutions in developing countries, leveraging the power of the private sector to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity as economies grapple with the impacts of global compounding crises. For more information, visit
IFC is seeking to contract two Individual Local Field Project Coordinators (Consultants) to provide support to the projects in Lusaka, Zambia and Lilongwe, Malawi each, under supervision of the project team leader, program coordinator and in collaboration with technical specialists leading the different components of the project.

Objective of This Assignment
The overall objective of the assignment is to ensure that the project activities are delivered on time, within budget, and with achievement of targets in the project Implementation Plan. The Consultant will regularly visit the client and target beneficiaries in the project and engage with the IFC, client and implementing partner project teams to help support implementation, supervise and monitor project timelines and targets in the implementation process.

Scope of Work
Project field coordination
• Follow-up on the day-to-day operational dialogue with the local client team, all counterparts including relevant local implementing partners, consultants, and all other relevant stakeholders, to ensure smooth and timely implementation of project activities.
• Undertake any other activities related to the implementation of the project, including carrying out regular supervision missions for all MAS components, alerting TTL and Global Program Coordinator of issues and problem solving as needed.
• Identify and promptly notify the project team of implementation risks, issues and challenges and provide advice and support in their resolution.
• Participate in meetings or events related to the project, including working with the communications team for promoting the project locally.
• Establish a strong professional relationship based on trust with the client and all other stakeholders, including sector players and staying abreast of key sector developments and keeping the project team informed.
• Support the TTL and Coordinator in preparation of semi-annual Project Supervision/Completion Report (PSR/PCR): provide inputs to the PSR/PCR document, collect all required documented evidence and ensure their quality and accuracy, follow-up all M&E indicators.
• Support the TTL and Coordinator in the organization of semi-annual Steering Committee Meeting (SCM): ensure the availability and quality of presentation/document required for the SCM.
• On an as-needed basis, provide information on the project for IFC’s internal or external communication and events such: donor’s reports, briefs for missions of World Bank Group staff, knowledge events and publications, information requests from government officials, research institutes, agribusiness companies, and similar.

Qualifications Criteria
The Consultant is expected to have a proven track record in managing development projects in agricultural supply chains. The Consultant should meet the following criteria:
• Masters’ degree or higher in agriculture, development, finance, economics, or a related topic.
• A minimum of 7 years’ experience of demonstrated and relevant project management experience.
• A minimum of 7 years’ experience working with agricultural cooperatives, retailers, village based agents and other relevant supply chain actors.
• Experience with gender and social inclusion integration in agricultural projects/market systems.
• Experience with business management training for farmers.
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal), in both English and Bemba (Zambia)/ Chichewa (Malawi).
• Demonstrated project management, coordination and operational experience, and attention to detail.
• Demonstrated ability to learn new topics quickly.
• Ability to travel at short notice and work under pressure in difficult and remote locations.
• Strong organizational and time management skills.
• Ability to adapt and be flexible; and to demonstrate the ability to work independently and within
a multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural team.
• Strong proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook and Power Point) and scheme standard databases.
• The Consultant is expected to be based in Zambia/Malawi.

The STC will primarily report to the MAS project Team Leader based in Cairo. S/he will be working under the technical guidance of the project coordinator for MAS, and in close collaboration with the pool IFC colleagues working on other components, including FIG.
The consultants will initially be contracted for 80 days which can be extended up to a maximum of 150 days from the start of the contract until June 30, 2023. The consultant will be based in Zambia/Malawi. Field activities will primarily be conducted in French. Some farmer outreach may be conducted in local languages.

Deadline of this Job: 04 November 2022
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Consultant for Food Safety Regulation SWT job at TechnoServe Zambia

Deadline of this Job: 26 October 2022
Techno Serve is an international non-profit organization that helps people lift themselves out of poverty by harnessing the power of the private sector. Operating in almost 30 countries, we work with hardworking women and men in the developing world to build competitive farms, businesses, and industries. By linking people to information, capital, and markets, we have helped millions to create lasting prosperity for their families and communities.

General Requirements:
The requirements for Techno Serve’s anticipated contract are listed below. A more detailed Statement of Work is also attached.
Techno serve is seeking a consultant that will, work with Techno Serve staff to finalize training topics, Develop relevant training material, Conduct pre- and post-training assessments and Conduct training.
Period of Performance:
The period of performance of any contract resulting from this solicitation is anticipated to be between the start and end dates listed below.
Start Date: 11/7/2022
End Date: 1/13/2023

Proposal Content Instructions:
In addition to responding to the Statement of Work, all proposals must:
• Describe the qualifications, experience, and capabilities of the firm or consultant in providing the type of services being requested. Resumes or CVs of the consultant or any key personnel of the firm shall be submitted as an attachment.
• Estimate the length of time required to accomplish all requirements, with detail on individual activity implementation dates, as referenced in the Statement of Work.
• Contain a detailed cost breakdown with applicable taxes and other charges clearly identified (and be presented in conformity with any further instructions included in the Statement of Work). Consultants should provide their daily or hourly billing rate, or their proposed fixed fee for the requested deliverables.
• Provide at least 3 references for similar contracts with a description of the services provided, value of the contract, and the contract periods of performance.
• Include a contact name, email address, and telephone number to facilitate communication between Techno Serve and the submitting firm or consultant.
• For proposals from a firm, provide a brief outline of the company and services offered, including:
o Full legal name, jurisdiction of incorporation, and address of the company.
o Full legal name and country of citizenry of company’s President, Chief Executive Officer, and/or all other principal officers of the company.
o Year the business was established.
• If a consortium of firms or a team of consultants submits a proposal jointly, the above information should be provided for each member of the team.
To ensure consideration, all quotes must be submitted in the following language and currency, and by the due date noted below:
Language: English
Currency: ZMW

Submission Instructions:
Terms and Conditions:
• The Request for Proposal is not and shall not be considered an offer by Techno Serve.
• All responses must be received on or before the date indicated on the RFP. All late responses will be rejected.
• All unresponsive proposals will be rejected.
• All proposals will be considered binding offers. Your proposal must be valid for acceptance for a minimum period of 90 days from the closing date of this solicitation.
• All awards will be subject to Techno Serve contractual terms and conditions and contingent on the availability of donor funding.
• Techno Serve reserves the right to accept or reject any proposal or cancel the solicitation process at any time, without assigning any reason, and shall have no liability to any vendors submitting proposals for such rejection or cancellation of the RFP.
• Techno Serve reserves the right to accept all or part of the proposal when awarding the purchase order/contract.
• All information provided by Techno Serve in this RFP is offered in good faith. Individual items are subject to change at any time and all known intended bidders will be provided with notification of any changes.
• Techno Serve reserves the right to require any bidder to enter into a non-disclosure agreement.
• Bidders are solely obligated to pay for all costs which may be incurred by the bidder or any third parties in connection with preparing the proposal.
• All proposals and supporting documentation shall become the property of Techno Serve and shall be treated confidentially.
• Bidders are required to identify and disclose any actual or potential Conflict of Interest.

Criteria for Selection:
Techno Serve’s evaluation of proposals will be based on the factors set out below. At the sole discretion of Techno Serve, bidders may be selected for follow-up questions or to provide an oral presentation. Techno Serve reserves the right to award the contract to the bidder whose proposal is deemed to be in the best interest of Techno Serve. Techno Serve will not award a contract to any bidder where there is indication of a lack of business integrity.

Max Points Criterion:
The attached Statement of Work represents an integral part of this solicitation.
20 Price, inclusive of all delivery fees and taxes
20 Quality of the proposal
30 Experience in Food Safety Training Consultant, Production Manager or Quality
20 Experience with Zambia Bureau of Standards, the Zambia Compulsory Standards
10 Relevant education background
The attached Statement of Work represents an integral part of this solicitation. Click the link here to view statement of work.