SomRep – Agricultural Advisory Facilitator.

Consult and Coordination with Ministry of Agriculture at Federal and Southwest State levels to Plan an event and organize media to promulgate advisory.

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Job Description

Terms of Reference
 
Agricultural Advisory Facilitator
 
Background:
 
SomReP aims to equip producers with the real-time climatic information to allow them to make risk-informed decision regarding their livelihood with the aim of enhancing food security and promoting economic growth. Towards this aim, SomReP will pilot an innovative approach already field-tested in Ethiopia and Kenya: the Agricultural Advisory. Just before the start of the agricultural season, a simple two-page document- highlighting project weather conditions for the next productive season and recommendations to best exploit these conditions will be develop, shared with farmer and pastoralist groups and promoted by key persons in government, prominent producers and others involved in the value-chain. Apart from providing farmers and pastoralists with information to help them prepare for the next growing season, the information provided is meant to catalyze the entire value chain, helping all value actors to prepare for the next season’s projected output. SomReP proposes to implement this action for the upcoming Dyer Rainy season due to start October 2019. As such, advisory information should be made available in September 2019 to allow actors to prepare for the projected seasonal performance.
 
Objective: SomReP aims to partner with Climate Center, To produce and provide real-time climatic information useful all actors in the Agriculture value chains in forms which are most relevant to the target groups (farmers, pastoralists, middle-value chain actors, etc (Crops/Livestock).
Services Required
  • Gather and document relevant climatic information from FSNU/FEWs Net, Early Warning Committees to guide the development the advisory bulletin
  • Consult and Coordination with Ministry of Agriculture at Federal and Southwest State levels to Plan an event and organize media to promulgate advisory;
  • Coordinate with the SomReP Regional Management Unit (RMU), headed by Southern Operations focal point, for the printing of materials, cost associated with media event and organizing of small training on how to message the Advisory;
  • Translation of Advisory into relevant Somali language (May dialect);
  • Print the advisory in relevant languages for dissemination to target audiences
  • Prepare mini-training for SomReP and Ministry of Agriculture members on how to communicate advisory to producers and other value-chain actors, implement training with SomReP members;
  • Organize a min official launch of the Agriculture Advisory in South West State with MOA & other stakeholders
  • Invite the media houses/platforms to cover the official launching or press release of the Agricultural advisory
  • Facilitate government, media, and other actors to help dissemination of this information through various media channels/platforms in forms which are most relevant to the target groups (farmers, pastoralists, middle-value chain actors, etc.).
  • Monitor the media outlets confirm that the advisory was disseminated.
  • Facilitate related logistics for developing, launching, dissemination and monitoring dissemination processes of the agriculture advisory.
Expected Output
  • Inception Report in hard copies and soft copies
  • Minutes of consultation meetings with relevant stakeholders – Government, UN, Early Warning Committees
  • Advisory bulletins in relevant Somali language
  • Advisory Launch meetings conducted
  • Evidence of Media dissemination produced
  • Final Report submitted
Timeline
 
The advisory will be provided/completed before onset of Dyer rains (end of September)
 
Required Qualifications and Experience
  • MSc in climate and/or meteorological field
  • 5 years or more Previous experience on agricultural climate data related advisory work
  • Has working relationships with various stakeholders Somalia – government, media,
  • Ability to facilitate government, media, and other actors to help disseminate this information through various mediums in forms relevant to the target groups (farmers, pastoralists, middle-value chain actors, etc
Logistics
  • The consultant is expected to cover own logistics costs i.e flights, ground transport, accommodation, security etc. World Vision Somalia will only provide necessary linkages and contacts where applicable.
  • Logistics costs should be quoted separately from the professional fees
Quote/Proposal Submission
 
Please submit your technical and financial proposal on or before 4Pm 25th Sep 2019 via email somo_supplychain@wvi.org

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