United Nations Development Programme
National Individual Consultant
Consultancy to Conduct a Feasibility Study on a Supplier Development Programme for Agribusiness in Kenya
Kenya is currently preparing its Medium Term Plan II, which shall be launched in mid-2013.
While MTP I has achieved a lot, the Government of Kenya has identified key critical issues and challenges that remain and that need to be addressed by MTP II, including among others: low productivity and competitiveness, jobless growth, high rate of youth unemployment, food security, acceleration of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), rapid population growth, high poverty levels, and huge regional disparities of income, inequality and lack of national cohesion.
The Government of Kenya has also identified new emerging issues which need to be addressed by MTP II, including among others, the shift in global economic and trade patterns and climate change.
The draft MTP II is currently prepared by 19 Sector Working Groups across Line Ministries, with the support from developing partners, including UNDP as part of the UN ‘Delivering as One’.
A supplier development programme (SDP) in the UNDP context intends to improve the competitiveness of small scale suppliers in supplying their products to lead firms (larger buying companies).
UNDP worldwide has a history of over ten years in running SDPs. Considering the economic growth that is taking place on the African continent; UNDP AFIM realized the potential for replication of an SDP in Africa.
Contributing over 60% towards regional employment and accounting for over 25% of the regions Gross Domestic Product (GDP), agriculture remains one of Sub-Saharan Africa’s most important sectors.
Africa remains a strategic continent for the world’s agro-food industry as it holds 60% of the world’s uncultivated land.
This makes agriculture a lead sector in Africa, with sufficient scale and comparative advantage, to engender broad based economic growth and poverty reduction towards achieving the MDGs.
The Agribusiness Supplier Development Programme (ASDP) framework for Kenya will undertake a systematic approach towards putting into place a functional ASDP through the following phase’s i.e.
(i) Feasibility study,
(ii) Program preparations,
(iii) Supply chain diagnostics,
(iv) Supply chain development planning,
(v) Supply chain development implementation,
(vi) M&E and Impact measurement,
(vii) Phasing out and exit.
The scope of this particular assignment will be to support phase I of the ASDP framework.
Interested and qualified Kenya National consultants should submit their applications which should include the following:
- UNDP Personal History Form (P11)
- Detailed Curriculum Vitae
- Proposal for implementing the assignment
Please quote “ASDP Feasibility Study” on the subject line.
Applications should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org to reach us not later than Wednesday, 14 August 2013 at 4.00 P.M Kenya Time.
UNDP Kenya reserves the right to accept or reject any application