CALL FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST
Recruitment of a Consultant Coordinator of Multimedia Content/Community Manager
Opening date: March 4, 2022
Closing date: March 18, 2022
CEI N° 36-2021 – RELAUNCH
Climate change is a global phenomenon with increasing implications for different aspects of human life. The agricultural sector has been labelled as both a source and a sink of greenhouse gases, while remaining the sector most affected by the scourge of climate change. Prior to the resurgence of climate change constraints, African agriculture faced inherent challenges such as low soil fertility, pests and diseases, low levels of literacy and lack of resources to use improved technologies. The African agricultural sector also suffers from a huge deficit in infrastructure investment, supportive policies and unstructured planning for growth and quality of services. However, climate change issues in African agriculture continue to attract the attention of national governments, regional organisations and development partners.
A handful of initiatives have been launched and implemented at various administrative levels, namely at national, sub-regional and continental levels. For example, under the Development Smart Innovation through Research in Agriculture (DeSIRA) project, the European Union is funding the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme ex-Pillar 4 (CAADP-XP4) project. It is primarily designed to strengthen the deployment of science and innovation to achieve an inclusive, sustainable and climate-smart transformation. In West and Central Africa, CAADP-XP4 is implemented by CORAF. But there is a consortium of implementing actors, including the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA), the African Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services (AFAAS), the Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa (ASARECA), and the Coordinating Centre for Agricultural Research and Development in Southern Africa (CCARDESA). CAADP-XP4 is a project administered by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). The total grant amount over four years is approximately 30 million Euros for all implementing partners with potential co-financing from IFAD and other organisations. CORAF’s funding is 5.7 million Euros.
CAADP-XP4 uses many tools to communicate, including a website. The consultant is expected to animate the website by initiating, writing and regularly updating the web platform. The initial contract would be for three months with 15 working days each month.
The Executive Director of CORAF invites candidates with the required qualifications to express their interest in this call for expression of interest. Interested candidates should submit their applications indicating that they meet the requirements for the position: references concerning the execution of similar contracts, CV, experience in a similar field, etc.
The selection will be made based on the rules contained in CORAF’s administrative, financial and accounting procedures manual.
Interested candidates can obtain further information from CORAF’s Executive Secretariat via email@example.com.
Expressions of interest should be submitted via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 18th March 2022 at 12:00 GMT.
Dr Abdou TENKOUANO