CABI Regional Bioscience Centre (RBC) Pakistan
Livestock Feed Sector Subject Matter 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
Status Closed

Livestock Feed Sector Subject Matter 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;

  • Lead and supervise team of experts from each sub-sector of livestock feed sector to meet the objectives of this study.
  • Conduct a comprehensive literature review on the functioning, development and growth of each sub-sector of livestock feed sector including existing supply/ value-chains, its backward and forward linkages, and identification of geographic sources of raw material, key products, stakeholders involved and market segmentation.
  • Desk review of the already completed assessments done by different actors in the feed sector.
  • Mapping of engagement level of each actor under sub-sectors of livestock feed sector.
  • Identify specific needs of each sub-sector based on literature/desk review.
  • Suggest key experts/officials in the livestock feed sector for consultation and need assessment process.
  • Develop data collection instruments, and a data collection plan in consultation with team.
  • Evaluate major drivers of success or failure under each sub-sector of livestock feed sector and identify the products/ raw material, processes, market segment(s), technologies, infrastructure, human resources, and institutions that the feed sector may be currently missing or needs improvement.
  • Suggest management structure of each sub-sector of livestock feed sector for overall coordination.
  • Organize and conduct meetings with relevant stakeholders.
  • Conduct stakeholders workshops to present findings of the study, and have feedback to finalize the report.
    • Participate in the team planning workshop/meetings.
    • Provide regular updates to the CABI Project Manager.
  • Conduct need assessment interviews/surveys with identified actors.
  • Provide a narrative comparison of the existing status of livestock feed sectors with respect to regional perspective.
  • Suggest and design a possible innovation-based plan for the development of livestock feed sector in Pakistan.

Qualification/Experience:

The selected consultant should meet the following requirements for the consultancy:

  1. Atleast master’s degree in agriculture, DVM, livestock studies or a relevant field.
  2. Minimum of 10 years of professional experience in livestock industry.
  3. Competent knowledge of the livestock feed sector including its sub-sectors in Pakistan.
  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 experts in each sub-sector.

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 status of each sub-sector including existing actors, their linkages, gaps, opportunities, needs and 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 each 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