CABI Regional Bioscience Centre (RBC) Pakistan
Livestock Feed Regulatory Expert (Consultant)
CABI Regional Bioscience Centre (RBC) Pakistan
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Posted date 26th July, 2022 Last date to apply 7th August, 2022
Category Consultancy
Positions 1
Status Closed

Livestock Feed Regulatory Expert (Consultant)

CABI (Regional Bioscience Centre Pakistan)

Project Summary:

CABI Regional Bioscience Centre (RBC) Pakistan has initiated a study entitled “Pakistan Livestock Feed Rapid Need Assessment”. Main objective of this study is to understand the existing chain actors in livestock feed sector, ongoing operational and regulatory models, gaps and needs of each sub-sector including production, manufacturing, distribution, storage and regulations. This study will help to improve livestock feed sector in country through identification of gaps at each level and capitalizing opportunities with realistic and sustainable recommendations

Position Summary:

The consultant will work in close coordination with the project manager CABI to carry out following tasks;

  • Coordinate with the Livestock Subject Matter Expert in the design, planning, implementation, analysis, and reporting on the in-country regulations for livestock feed sector.
  • Conduct a comprehensive literature review on the developments and functioning of existing national regulatory bodies and prevailing regulations to monitor and administer the livestock feed sector.
  • Desk review of the already completed assessments done by different actors in the livestock feed regulations.
  • Identify and coordinate with livestock feed regulatory agencies in Pakistan to initiate the consultation process.
  • Develop need assessment questionnaires to conduct interviews with identified actors.
    • Identify and document current gaps, challenges and constraints of the current policies regulating the livestock feed production, manufacturing and distribution chains in Pakistan.
    • Provide recommendations for strengthening the regulatory system of Pakistan through conducting feasibility assessments to determine scientific data gaps in livestock feed sector in Pakistan.
    • Participate in stakeholder workshop to present findings of the study, and have feedback to incorporate in report.
    • Participate in team planning workshop.
    • Provide regular updates to Subject Matter Expert and CABI Project Manager.
  • Coordinate with project team to organize interviews and meetings with identified key stakeholders.
  • Compare the existing policies regulating livestock feed in Pakistan with a regional perspective to give a narrative comparison to conform with international regulatory bodies.

Qualification/Experience:

The selected consultant should meet following requirements for the consultancy:

  1. At least master’s degree in agriculture, DVM, livestock studies or a relevant field.
  2. Minimum of 07 years of professional experience in livestock industry.
  3. Competent knowledge in existing regulatory bodies in Pakistan and the prevailing rules and regulations related to livestock feed sector.
  4. Analytical capacity to review, correlate and synthesize information from secondary data; ability to develop analytical reports with sustainable recommendations.
  5. Good capacity to coordinate and facilitate different stakeholders.
  6. The consultant should be able to work to deadlines, under pressure and undertake independent problem-solving.
  7. Full command on Microsoft applications (word, power point, excel) and internet usage.

Coordination

The consultant will work closely with CABI team and also work in close coordination with subject matter expert.

The consultant will submit following reports;

  1. Inception Report: This will include detailed plan of work mentioning outlines of study, methodologies, questionnaire for each sub-sector, timelines etc.
  2. Draft Report: This will include findings from the literature/desk review and consultation process completed with all stakeholders. Report will clearly state the prevailing rules and regulations in countries for livestock feed sector, human and institutional capacities, identify gaps with respect to regional standards, outline needs of the regulatory department and provide recommendations for improvement.
  3. Final Report: This will include the incorporation of feedback from all relevant national stakeholders through a consultation workshop. This report will clearly mention the recommendations for livestock feed production sub-sector, and will be supported by a power point presentation to provide a summary of the study completed.

Duration

The consultancy/assignment is for two months (08 weeks) starting from August 2022. The work will start immediately after signing of the contract.

Logistics and Administrative Support

The consultant will be responsible for providing her/his own working station (laptop, internet, phone, scanner, printer etc). The project will only facilitate the logistics (travel and accommodation) during the meetings and consultation process with identified national stakeholders for each sub-sector of livestock feed sector.

Remuneration:

The remuneration will be awarded based on the qualification and experience of the selected consultant. Consultant will not admissible for any payment beyond the end date of the contract.

Payment Schedule:

Payment will be made after approval from the authorized CABI official against following deliverables;

Stage/ Deliverable

Payment

Timeline

Signing of contract

10%

Week 1

Submission of the inception report

20%

Week 2

Submission of the draft report

30%

Week 3-5

Submission of the final report

40%

Week 6-8