CALL FOR MANIFESTATION OF INTEREST
Services of Individual Consultant to Assist in Developing
or Updating National Quarantine Pest Schedules (NQPL)
Opening of the call: 31/10/2018
Closure of the call: 09/11/2018
CEI N° 22-2018
In accordance with the provisions of Article 4 of the ECOWAS (C/REG.4/05/2008) and UEMOA (Regulation No.03/2009/CM/UEMOA) Seed Regulations, Harmonizing the Rules Governing the Quality Control and Certification of Plant Seeds and Seedlings [ in West Africa ], the harmonization referred to in these regulations is achieved through helping bridge the gap between Member States’ legislations in terms of seeds”. These seed legislations cover the principles, rules and procedures of: (i) registration of varieties in the national catalogue of plant species and varieties of the Member States, (ii) quality control and certification of seeds and (iii) phytosanitary control seeds. The effective implementation of these harmonized regulations should more specifically (Article 2.3):
- facilitate local seed production of quality seeds;
- facilitate seed trade amongst Member States, through implementation of regionally agreed principles and rules that minimize trade barriers;
- facilitate timely and convenient access to quality seeds by farmers;
- create an enabling environment for private investment in the seed industry;
- help increase the choice of seed of available plant varieties to farmers, and
- promote partnership between the public and private sectors.
The CORAF Executive Secretariat wishes to recruit a regional expert in crop protection, with proven experience in the development of national quarantine pest lists (NQPLs), to assist some West African States (to be specified) to develop or update their NQPL.
CORAF invites interested candidates from the West and Central Africa region, to apply for the above-mentioned service. Interested candidates may obtain more information from the CORAF Executive Secretariat during normal business hours, namely from 08:30 to 17:30 UT. The individual expert will be recruited in accordance with CORAF administrative and financial procedures for service providers.
The expert provider selected will be engaged for a period of six (06) days per country, for the development or updating of the NQPL.
The Consultants interested in this call must submit a file including: (i) a request highlighting similar work references and experiences and (ii) a curriculum vitae. Applications should be sent by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or sent to the CORAF Executive Director, 7 Avenue Bourguiba, Dakar, Senegal, no later than November 9, 2018 at 10:00 GMT.
Dr Abdou TENKOUANO