Recruitment of three (03) individual consultants for the assessment of the socio-economic impact of Peste des Petits Ruminants outbreaks and control measures and cost-benefit analysis of PPR control and eradication programs in Ghana, Niger, and DR Congo

CALL FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST

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Recruitment of three (03) individual consultants for the assessment of the socio-economic impact of Peste des Petits Ruminants outbreaks and control measures and cost-benefit analysis of PPR control and eradication programs in Ghana, Niger, and DR Congo

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Opening date: October 5, 2021

Closing Date: October 19, 2021

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CEI n ° 33-2021

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Petits ruminants are valuable assets to local populations because they are not only sources of income, nutritious food, fibre and leather, services, and wellbeing, but are also critical to strengthen socio-cultural linkages in communities, and highly adapted to the environmental stresses in less-favoured areas. The Peste des Petits Ruminants (PPR) control and eradication strategy was endorsed at the FAO and OIE International Conference for the PPR Control and Eradication held in Abidjan Côte d’Ivoire in April 2015. The 39th Conference endorsed the establishment and implementation by FAO and OIE of the PPR Global Eradication Programme (PPR GEP) in line with the proposed governance structure. This includes the assignment of FAO to host the joint FAO-OIE Secretariat and to establish strong collaboration with other international and regional partners. PPR eradication is expected to benefit from the experience of the global eradication of rinderpest with availability of effective and state-of-the-art diagnostic and surveillance tools, as well as effective, inexpensive, and easy to administer PPR vaccines that covers all known strains and linkages of the viral causative agent of the disease. The eradication of PPR is expected to alleviate hunger, malnutrition, and poverty, and solve associated societal problems such as youth and women unemployment and restiveness.

Generating knowledge and establishing how PPR can negatively affect livestock-reliant communities, socioeconomic studies can serve as a powerful advocacy and resources mobilization tool targeting development partners as well as domestic budget allocations, those targeting rural poverty reduction and gender equity.

It is within this framework that CORAF wants to hire individual consultants to assess the socio-economic impact of Peste des Petits Ruminants outbreaks and control measures and cost-benefit analysis of PPR control and eradication programs in the region. Ghana, Niger and DR Congo.

The Executive Director of CORAF invites consultants with the required qualifications as indicated in the terms of reference to express their interests for this call.

Consultants interested in this call for expression of interest can obtain more information to the CORAF Executive Secretariat by sending an email to: h.affognon@coraf.org.  

Individual consultants will be recruited according to the method based on the qualification of the consultant in accordance with the provisions contained in the CORAF Administrative, Financial and Accounting Procedures Manual.

For this consultancy, the tasks to be carried out mentioned in the terms of reference below are given for information only and should not be considered as inflexible specifications because they can be modified after discussion with the selected consultants.

Consultants interested in this call must submit an expression of interest to procurement@coraf.org underlining their suitability on the basis of the criteria below in the terms of reference with a detailed CV, no later than October 19, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. GMT.

Dr Abdou TENKOUANO

CORAF Executive Director