The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a consultant to conduct an analysis and synthesize the state of the art and the evidence that has been generated on the adaptation benefits associated with the implementation of Climate-Smart Agricultural (CSA) options in Ghana, Senegal, Niger and Mali and to highlight lessons learned across time-scales and geographies.
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Scope of Work
The analysis for the synthesis should begin with the examination of the results from the CCAFS Baselines, Mid-lines and CSA Monitoring exercises carried out in the focused countries and the definition of criteria and indicators relevant for the objective of this assignment.
The report should aim to assess the temporal (baseline vs midline/monitoring) and spatial changes (across countries/AEZs) observed in:
1.Households’ vulnerability to climate shocks (frequency of HH reporting climate-related impacts affecting their agricultural incomes)
2.Food (in)security and livelihoods sources (proportion of off-farm/non- agricultural income sources)
3.HH’s absorptive capacity
4.HH’s adaptive capacity
The consultant should also investigate the following points that would directly explore to what extent CCAFS work strengthened farmers’ adaptive capacity (via Climate Information Service/CSA dissemination):
The selected consultant(s) should design an appropriate strategy, in consultation with CCAFS, to investigate these areas. The consultant will work in conjunction with CCAFS staff to assess whether household typologies can be compared with an earlier analysis.
Final Products (to be submitted in English)
Consultancy Fee: Lumpsum or by mutual agreement based on agreed milestones and deliverables
Duty Station: Consultant’s base station
Duration: 6 Months with a maximum of 50 working days
Essential skills and qualifications
How to apply:
Applicants should send a cover letter and CV expressing their interest in the position, what they can bring to the assignment and the names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to the Director, People and Organizational Development by clicking on the "Apply Now" tab above before 3 May 2021. The assignment title and reference number CCAFS /04/04/2021 should be clearly marked on the subject line of the cover letter.
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