Market Assessment and Economic Sectors Analysis of Agricultural and Non-agrucultural commodities and Labour markets for Idai cyclone Affected enviro

  • Added Date: Monday, 13 May 2019
  • Deadline Date: Monday, 20 May 2019

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1. Introduction and Background

HI - Handicap International is legally registered in Mozambique as a humanitarian and development INGO licensed to operate in Mozambique.

HI is present in Mozambique since 1986, implementing various projects in humanitarian and development contexts.

In Mozambique, Handicap International participated in the relief operations in 2013 after floods in Chokwe Gaza Province where food packages were procured and distributed to over 300 families in the accommodation centres with support from HI staff in coordination with INGC, Social Action department and the Social Protection cluster. HI is also part of a multi-sectoral team of emergency coordination in the component of social protection representing the demands and specific needs of people with disability. As such, HI mandate ensures that principles of protection and accountability are also mainstreamed in its interventions.

Currently, HI’s presence is recognized in Beira and Tete through the consortium CHEMO and through additional interventions. Activities held with local partners encompass rehabilitation, inclusive protection and education in emergencies among others.

2. Objectives:

The overall objective of this assignment is to carry out an Economic Sector Analysis and Market Assessment of agricultural and non-agricultural commodities and labour markets for Idai cyclone affected environments in Beira (and beyond as appropriate) to provide evidence-based information to programme design. In particular, the Value Chain Analysis and Market Assessment should shed light on the status and viability of existing and potential markets in need of reboosting after Idai cyclone in March 2019 and determine which hold promise of employment opportunities, product expansion, market viability, value addition opportunities, quality improvement and input availability to small producers. The assessment should also consider the sustainability of such markets by taking into account their degree of vulnerability in case of any future natural disaster (based on their level of exposure, the local capacity to put the productive assets in safety places in case a significant hazard occurs etc.).

The specific objectives are:

(1) Review existing Value Chain Analyses and Market Assessments of agricultural and non-agricultural products and labour markets, and other relevant project documents or experiences.

(2) Draft an appropriate methodology for primary data collection and develop data collection tools (e.g. market survey, interviews with market actors, key informant interviews) that will be used to conduct the Market Assessment and Value Chain Analysis (to be reviewed by HI). The methodology should specifically consult, and identify opportunities for, women, youth/teenagers (male and female) and PwD.

(3) Plan and conduct a Market Assessment and Value Chain Analysis focusing on:

  • identification of major local, regional and, if applicable, distant markets

  • assessment of size of markets, volume of sales, market integration/segmentation

  • local market structure and enabling environment (e.g. security issues or policies affecting market access)

  • market actors (consumers, sellers, traders, middle-men, employers) behavior

  • procurement mechanisms, market requirements (standards, conditions for delivery) and prices, wage rates and employment conditions

  • other areas as identified by the methodology and data collection

  • impact on Idai Cyclone on local markets and its dynamics by including an analysis of support services and identifying the enable environment

  • the vulnerability of the surveyed markets and value chains to natural hazards and more specifically cyclones and floods

(4) Draft a Market Analysis and economic sectors report, which includes an executive summary and practical recommendations that can be used to inform HI’s food security and livelihoods intervention in early recovery context in Beira and ensure viability, appropriateness, and ultimately sustainability. That should include an analysis of the environment especially access to support services, barriers to employment (including self-employment). Given a new cyclone season will start in November 2019, these recommendations should also consider the risks of any other natural disaster in the studied area and propose basic community/household based disaster preparedness solutions to improve the sustainability of the suggested livelihood initiatives.

3. Process & Deliverables

Phase 1: Plan of Action

Based on this TOR the consultant will draw up a Plan of Action (3-5 pages). The Plan of Action will be sent to the Emergency Livelihoods & Livelihoods Specialist based at HQ and Director of Programme by the end of the first week of the assignment. The Plan of Action will include the proposed approach of the candidate, methodology, a broad time frame and budget. It will also explain how the involvement of HI experts and stakeholders will be ensured. The Plan of Action will include a clear description of the different enterprise groups to be analysed.

Phase 2: Desk Review

Based on the desk review a revised Plan of Action will be presented. This plan of action includes an inception report presenting the initial results, information gaps and the proposed approach to fill these information gaps.

Phase 3: Fieldwork and Draft report

The consult will deliver and present the draft report covering the key findings and results to HI staff, and other relevant stakeholders. Feedback on the draft report will be incorporated into a final version of the report.

Phase 4: Dissemination of final report

The final report will be circulated to key stakeholders as identified by HI.

4. Reporting

The final report submitted to HI will include separate recommendations and an implementation plan in a separate 2 to 3 pages document, which outlines where HI can contribute based on the project activities to alleviate the bottlenecks identified in the value chain analysis within the time span of the project (1 year).

The consultant will work closely and in coordination with the livelihoods sector team based at HQ, the Director of Program.

5. Ownership and Beneficiaries of the study

Any and all documents produced under this assignment shall be the sole property of HI and may be used for any purpose whatsoever without the need to consult with the author.

The key beneficiaries of the study are the local communities within the project area, as the study will support them in understanding the local market dynamics and also support those interested in value chain of their agriculture and non-agriculture products. In addition the assessment report will be aimed at a range of stakeholders such as donors, public policy makers and other stakeholders including other INGOs working on FSL in Mozambique. The findings of this study will also be used to raise the awareness level of the policy makers at the strategic, tactical and operational levels and propose alternative mechanisms for small producers for better livelihood options.

6. Competencies

· Strong analytical skills

· Ability to work under pressure in challenging environments

· Capacity to dialogue with different sectors

· Excellent communication skills

· Portuguese language skills

· Determination and focus on goals and results

· Sound management and effective facilitation skills

7. Experiences

· At least 5 years’ experience in conducting primary and secondary data collection related to market systems and agricultural value chain analysis with a list of published work;

· At least 3 years’ experience in emergency response and/or recovery environment;

· Experience working in the Livelihoods and Food Security sectors;

8. Skill and knowledge base requirements:

· Sound knowledge of the existing emergency market system mapping and analysis tools (EMMA, PCMA), familiar with systemic analysis

· Excellent knowledge of value chain analysis in Mozambique is an asset

· Familiarity with the aid system, experience participating and working within UN sector/cluster system, and an understanding of donor requirements.

This vacancy is archived.

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