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Technical Assistance and Business Advisory Services for Cashew Processing Factories - West Africa

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Consultancy Services
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African Cashew Alliance Attention: M. Kingsley Nai Mensah, Jubilee House, 4th Street, Kuku Hill PMB 35A- Osu Accra – Ghana



EOI Description:
African Cashew Alliance (ACA) has received a grant from the African Development Bank (AfDB) under the Africa Trade Fund (AfTra), to implement an extensive technical assistance program for cashew processors in 8 countries in East and West Africa. As part of implementing this project on the ground in West Africa, ACA seeks to recruit a Technical Officer for Cashew Business Advisory (Consultant) to deliver on training cashew processors and their management on factory layout, processing flow, choice of equipment, business best practices and efficiency of cashew processing. The ACA's Business Advisory models for processors will be adopted for trainings in cashew processing factories.

The consultancy services included under this part of the project are as follows:
(i) Under the supervision of the ACA's Business Advisory Manager, select potential companies/processors and develop the technical assistance scope as per AfTRA project criteria.
(ii) Provide technical assistance to cashew processors on best processing techniques, technology selection, environmental impact guidance, industry benchmarks and ACA Seal standard implementation under guidance of the ACA BA Manager.
(iii) Monitor company performance against delivered technical assistance and ACA food safety and quality procedures and recommendations.
(iv) Collect and report information on the regional cashew sector, including weekly price updates during the harvest season, crop updates outside of the harvest as well as other relevant issues, such as policies, regulations and institutions active in the sector.

The ACA now invites eligible and interested consultants to indicate their interests in providing the required services. Interested consultants shall provide information on their qualifications and experience demonstrating their ability to undertake this assignment. The consultant must provide a CV, certificates, other documents detailing experience in similar assignments.

Special Requirements

The expected duration of the assignment is eleven (11) months with a possible start date of 25th August, 2017 and the consultant will be based in West Africa to serve one of two blocks; Ghana, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote D'Ivoire and Guinea Bissau.

Evaluation of EOI will be based on the following evaluation criteria :
i. Capability and Experience of the Consultant
ii. Key Professional skills
iii. Experience in Similar Environment
iv. Experience in Similar assignments

The eligibility criteria, establishment of the short list and the selection procedure shall be in conformity with the African Development Bank's "Rules and Procedures for the Use of Consultants" (May 2008 Edition, Revised July 2012, which is available on the Bank's website http//www.afdb.org. Please note that, interest
expressed by a consultant does not imply any obligation on the part of the Bank to include him/her in the shortlist.

For more information about this EOI please contact:

African Cashew Alliance Attention: M. Kingsley Nai Mensah, Jubilee House, 4th Street, Kuku Hill PMB 35A- Osu Accra – Ghana




+233 302 78 22 33





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