CEI N° 26-2018 : Recruitment of an individual consultant in charge of writing the 2018 consolidated Annual Report of CORAF

CALL FOR MANIFESTATION OF INTEREST

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Recruitment of an individual consultant in charge of writing the 2018 consolidated Annual Report of CORAF

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Opening of the call: 14/12/2018

Closure of the call: 04/01/2019

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CEI N° 26-2018

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The West and Central African Council for Agricultural Research and Development (CORAF), made up of the National Agricultural Research Systems (NARS) of 23 countries in West and Central Africa (WCA), is one of the four Sub-Regional African Organizations (SRO) which form the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA). The vision and mission of CORAF is to achieve sustainable reduction of poverty and food insecurity through improved competitiveness, productivity and agricultural markets in WCA.

CORAF operates on the basis of Strategic and Operational Plans, the latest of which cover the periods of 2018 – 2027 and 2018 – 2022, respectively. Through these plans, CORAF aims to contribute to the achievement of the first objective of the Comprehensive African Agriculture Development Program (CAADP), which is an agriculture-based development that eliminates hunger and reduces poverty and food insecurity. This objective will be achieved through the implementation of the agricultural policies of the Regional Economic Communities of West and Central Africa (ECOWAS, WAEMU, ECCAS and CEMAC).

CORAF is committed to adequately informing its stakeholders and the general West and Central African community about its engagements, activities, and the extent to which annual targets have been met. It is therefore imperative that CORAF publishes a consolidated annual report. In this regard, CORAF solicits the services of an appropriate consultant who will be responsible for writing the 2018 annual report that effectively portrays the key activities and accomplishments of the organization to its diverse audience.

CORAF now invites individual consultants for the mission mentioned above. Interested consultants may obtain further information from the Executive Secretariat. The individual Consultant will be selected using the selection based on the individual consultant (IC) method in accordance with the World Bank guidelines on “Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD loans and IDA Credits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers, January 2011, revised on July 2014”. The mission will have a maximum of 20 working days from the date of signing the contract to February 28, 2019 when the final version of the report is expected.

Qualification and Experience of the consultant:

 Selection Criteria 

Criteria
General Qualifications
Track record in drafting and summarizing scientific documents
Knowledge of agricultural research and development in West and Central Africa within the overall global development context
Experience in data analysis and synthesis
  1. Applications of the individual consultants will be evaluated on the basis of the criteria mentioned above and the preferred consultant will be invited for
  2. Consultants interested in this call must submit an Expression of Interest highlighting the execution and experience of similar contracts and a detailed CV.
  3. Expressions of Interest (EoI) must be submitted by e-mail to the following address:procurement@coraf.org not later than the 04th of January 2019 at 12:00
  1. CORAF Executive Secretariat reserves the right to accept or reject any or all of the EoI or annul the EoI process at any stage without assigning any reason(s) whatsoever and without incurring any liability to the applicants(s). For more information, you will find attached the terms of reference of the

Dr Abdou TENKOUANO

Executive Director of CORAF