The Local Seed Business groups in the Eastern Uganda under Buginyanya Zonal Agricultural Research and Development Institute (BugiZARDI) have made a significant progress in Seed production and marketing as envisaged under the LSB component of ISSD plus Project since 2017 to date. The assessment of their effectiveness reveals a wide range of challenges that include; Many small orders of foundation seed which are uncoordinated, LSB seed field inspection issues- DAO make frequent rounds largely uncoordinated, Fragmented production, low individual LSB production volumes non economical and limited capacity to tap market, Limited information sharing among LSBs, meaning each LSB is working in isolation.
To enhance the sustainability of LSBs enterprises post ISSD project, the need to facilitate LSB Led support systems to engage different institutions and Coordinate access to services is essential, this will help to address existing key challenges which include; limited access and availability of foundation seed , access to quality assurance services and limited access to and utilization of seed value addition services (packaging, QDS labels & seed treatment), collective seed marketing and generally lobby for enabling environment to drive LSBs prosperity and sustainability.
The ISSD Plus Project is hiring a local consultant to support the LSB Cluster development approach for Eastern Zone. The Consultant will provide technical guidance to guide facilitation of the Local Seed Business Clusters in Eastern Uganda.
The objective of the LSB Clusters is to enhance sustainability and competitiveness of individual LSBs in the LSB Clusters of North Busoga, South Busoga, Bukedi, Bugisu and Sebei through facilitating access to supplies (bulk purchase of foundation seed), Business Development services and lobbying for enabling business environment that contribute to LSB business growth and sustainable development
Key Objectives of the Local Seed Business Clusters include;
The main objectives of this consulting Assignment are:
Task 1: Develop appropriate/logical operational model of the LSB Clusters clearly detailing the Business Model, Revenue streams key for its sustainable operation
Task 2: Brief Wageningen UR Uganda and its staff/Zonal experts/LSBs on the Most Appropriate Organizational form of Clusters with in-depth synthesis and present of the pros and cons of different Organizational forms of Clusters
Task 3: Advise the ISSD/Zonal Experts on strategic support to be undertaken to facilitate/build sustainable LSB clusters (e.g. Logistical, technical â€¦etc.)
Task 4: Documentation of strategies and submit to ISSD Uganda/Zonal Experts the LSB Cluster Development roadmap
The assignment will deliver the following:
The consultancy will take Twenty (20) Working days from the time of signing the contract.
The Schedule of the assignment shall be, preparation including desk reviews, facilitation, and report writing all Twenty (20) days as detailed below;
|Two (2) days||Preparatory tasks-desk review of the relevant documents, activity reports, relevant Literature on LSB Clusters Organisation forms, Business laws of Uganda and other relevant information relevant Literature on LSB Clusters Organisation forms, Business laws of Uganda and other relevant information|
|Fifteen (15) days||
Facilitation of Meetings of the target Groups as below;
|Three (3)||Compiling reports and presentation to ISSD during workshop|
|Submission of Report (documented)|
|Total||Twenty (20) days|
The Consultant will report directly to Chief of Party, Wageningen UR Uganda. Patrick Oyee, email: email@example.com
All reports are to be written in English. The Consultant will provide an electronic version of all the required deliverables. The reporting will be completed in form and substance acceptable to Wageningen UR Uganda.
The Consultant outsourced for this assignment should have sufficient Experience in agribusiness Development with a minimum of degree in Organizational Development/Agribusiness with evidence of;
Interested firms or individuals should submit their profile/resume and financial proposal (quotation) in Uganda Shillings with three reference clientsâ€™ email and telephone contacts to firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday, 15th November 2019.