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SNV is a not-for-profit international development organization that applies practical know-how to make a lasting difference in the lives of people living in poverty. We use our extensive and long-term in-country presence to apply and adapt our top-notch expertise in agriculture, energy, and WASH to local contexts.

SNV has an annual turnover of €130 million, over 1,250 staff in more than 25 countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. We are proud to be a not-for-profit organization that uses project financing to implement our mission. This requires us to work efficiently and to invest in operational excellence

SNV is aiming for structural change and scale in its programs in the agriculture, energy, and WASH sectors, as well as bringing knowledge and initiatives from different programs together at the country level to contribute to systems change.

SNV has gained a relevant track record in innovative financing through facilities like the Dutch Fund for Climate and Development (DFCD), the Innovations Against Poverty (IAP) fund, and other facilities (global, regional, and country-level) where SNV is involved in the provision of early-stage grants, results-based financing and technical assistance to catalyze private sector investment.

This is based on the urgent need for private-sector financial resources, know-how, and capabilities to complement public sector finance in achieving the Sustainable Development Goal (SDGs).

Engagement with the private sector towards development outcomes occurs in two major ways:

1) engaging, primarily companies around their business activities to facilitate delivery of economic, social and environmental outcomes; and

2) mobilizing private capital for development purposes, to complement public financing.

Job Description

TERMS OF REFERENCE 

DEVELOPMENT OF CLIMATE SMART MANAGEMENT PLANS FOR SELECTED CREMAs

Project Description: Collaborative Learning for Climate Smart Cocoa (CLCSC) 

The Collaborative Learning for Climate Smart Cocoa (CLCSC) project is a partnership between CIFOR, SNV, ICRAF, the Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD), and Forestry Commission. It will assist ongoing CSC input and service delivery initiatives – and contribute to the Government of Ghana’s climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies – by using a Collaborative Learning Platform (CLP) development approach to help resolve the barriers to smallholder CSC adoption.

This approach is built on principles of collaborative learning and shared value to formalize a space for learning and adaptive management between science, policy, and planning spheres.

The CLPs will be established in ten Community Resource Management Areas (CREMAs) in the two priority districts of Ghana Cocoa-Forest REDD+ program (GCFRP), Juabeso and Bia West. Although many CREMAs in Juabeso-Bia cocoa-forest landscape have developed management plans, most of them lack climate-smart prescriptions that relate to smallholder cocoa systems in the landscape. This makes the commitment to implement the climate-smart cocoa standards less prioritized among CREMAs in the HIA.

In view of the above gap, the CLCSC Project currently seeks a suitably qualified expert to develop or revise existing management plans of selected community resource management areas (CREMAs) to effectively include climate-smart interventions and management prescriptions as part of the management plans of selected CREMAs in the Juabeso-Bia Hotspot Intervention Area (HIA).

OBJECTIVES

To develop and update management plans to effectively incorporate climate-smart cocoa interventions and management prescriptions for selected CREMAs as well as strengthen the commitment of CREMAs and farmers cooperatives towards the implementation of the management plans.

SPECIFIC TASKS

  • Review the Ghana Cocoa Boards Climate Smart Cocoa Standards, and other relevant climate threats and recommended prescriptions for the Juabeso-Bia Forest cocoa landscape.
  • Based on the above review and in consultation with the HIAMB and other relevant organizations working in the landscape, develop a content framework for the development of CREMA management plans that effectively incorporate climate-smart [cocoa] interventions, and management prescriptions for CREMAs in the landscape.
  • Use the agreed management plan content framework to prepare or revise the management plans of at least five selected CREMAs in the Juabeso-Bia landscape.
  • Organize workshops to train for CREMAs and cocoa cooperatives in the implementation of climate management plans in the landscape.
  • Develop a community committed to the implementation of the management plan including the elimination of unproductive CSSVD farms to promote sustainable intensification in the Juabeso-Bia cocoa landscape. This should be done in close collaboration with the CREMAs and the HIAMB.

DELIVERABLES

  • A report detailing a review of existing guides, standards, plans to promote climate-smart cocoa, and other relevant climate interventions/recommendations with a review to promote climate resilience in the Juabeso-Bia HIA.
  • A content framework for CREMA management plans that effectively incorporate climate-smart [cocoa] and other relevant climate resilient interventions, and management prescriptions for CREMAs in the landscape.
  • Revise the management plans of at least five selected CREMAs in the Juabeso-Bia landscape.
  • Organize workshops to train for CREMAs and cocoa cooperatives in the implementation of climate management plans in the landscape.
  • A commitment document signed by the selected CREMAs towards the implementation of the management plans

Assignment location

Juabeso – Bia Hotspot Intervention Area (Western North Region), Ghana

Required Skills or Experience

 

The following knowledge and skills are preferred:

  • At least master’s degree in Natural Resource Management, Forestry, Wildlife Management, Social Sciences, Development Studies, Economics, etc
  • Strong knowledge and background in land use planning, community mobilisation and rural development.
  • Good understanding of the CREMA concepts in Ghana, processes, challenges and opportunities, etc.
  • Evidence of delivering similar assignment
  • Excellent report writing skills

HOW TO APPLY

Applications should be marked in the subject line Climate Smart Management Plan

The proposal must be in two sessions and should include: 

Technical Proposal:

  • Cover letter highlighting the consultant, firm or groups of individuals capability in delivering the assignment including evidence of performing similar assignment within the last five years; experience in Agriculture sector will be preferred.
  • A brief technical proposal outlining understanding of the assignment, a proposed approach/methodology, work plan on how objectives of the assignment will be achieved. This may include the applicant’s own ideas/recommendations towards better delivery of the assignment.
  • CVs of proposed team members to undertake the assignment.
  • Submissions should as well include company profiles and company registration.

Financial Proposal:

  • Personnel costs or professional fees should be indicated in the proposal
  • Training fees
  • Where applicable, SNV will bear costs related to field travels being accommodation, transport, DSA,

All applicants should note that only shortlisted candidates would be contacted.

COVID-19 PREVENTIVE AND SAFETY MEASURES

Strict adherence to COVID-19 prevention and safety measures set out by the government of Ghana, the Ghana Health Service, including SNV Ghana guidelines for workplace and fieldwork engagements.

Submission Guideline and Application submission date: 

Individuals and Organisations interested in this call, and who match the qualification and experiences stated above, should please submit their application to SNV Ghana Procurement on [email protected]

CLOSING DATE: Not later than March 18, 2022.

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