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Call for Consultancy on Baseline Study for the Rights to Food Project in Indonesia
Oxfam is undertaking a research on inequality in seafood value chains as part of its Unequal Portions campaign. The Uneven Portion campaign aims to highlight and address inequality in value chains. It understands that inequality of power in value chains, manifested in the unfair distributions of risks and benefits among different actors in supply chains - is a critical factor in poverty and food injustice.
The fisheries and seafood sector will be the focus of the first year of the UP campaign. The fisheries and seafood sector is major contributor to world trade and economy. Approximately 10% to 12% of the world’s population depends on fisheries and seafood production for their incomes and livelihoods The seafood economy, Marine Stewardship Council. In 2012, global exports of fish and seafood products were at USD 129 billion – more than the combined net export value of rice, coffee and sugar from developing countries. The seafood economy, Marine Stewardship Council Developing countries, most of which are net fish and seafood exporters, account for more than half of trade of this commodity group. Ibid However, the fishery and seafood’s sector’s impressive contribution to world trade and economy is not without costs. Various reports documenting cases of exploitation of young boys and girls, slavery, deplorable working conditions and low wages especially for vulnerable migrant workers cast a dark shadow on the sector. These call attention to the issue of inequality in the fish and seafood supply chain as it indicates that the immense value generated by this multi-billion industry is clearly not benefiting its most vulnerable, yet most important stakeholders. Additionally, there are issues regarding the environmental sustainability of intensive fisheries and aquaculture operations. There are concerns that over fishing and the over-exploitation of developing countries’ natural resources will undermine its capacity to produce enough fish and seafood for present and future generations.
Baseline Study Objectives:
The baseline study is complementary for earlier baseline assessment and will focus on baseline data collection for a set of indicators outlined in the MEL framework of the Rights to Food project. The baseline study report will be used to monitor the project progress against the set indicators over the course of the project implementation.
Scope of work
This study is to be conducted within the sampling target area of 5-10 (TBC) target villages in five provinces and within project direct beneficiary which include farmers, fisher folks and other stakeholders of the project. The study shall be conducted in forms of survey, key informant interview and focus group discussions if needed. The information will be collected, analyzed and the report in English will be shared to partners and Oxfam in Indonesia for consultation before it is finalized.
Duration and Timeline
The baseline study shall be expected to complete within 30 working days.
Share the draft reports (in English) to Oxfam in Indonesia and partner organisations finalize the baseline study report by incorporating the feedback on the draft if any complete baseline data in baseline matrix.
The final baseline study report should basically include the following points:
- Executive Summary
- Conclusion and recommendations
Researcher Competencies, Experience and Skill requirements
- Experience in food security, baseline study, market study, policy review and development research;
- Proven publication record (Attached at least two research samples);
- Solid methodological and research skills;
- Fluency in English and Bahasa Indonesia;
- Ability to write high quality, clear, concise reports in English;
- Ability to respond to comments and questions in a timely, appropriate manner
We invite interested individuals and companies to submit the following application documents:
- Expression of interest outlining how the consultant(s) meets the selection criteria and their understanding of the ToR and methodology;
- A proposed activities schedule/work plan with time frame;
- Copy of CV of the consultant(s) who will undertake the evaluation;
- One recent example of similar evaluation report written by the applicant;
- Financial proposal detailing consultant(s) itemized fees, data collection and administrative costs.
All documents, project designs, drawings, data and information shall be treated as confidential and shall not without the written approval of Oxfam in Indonesia be made available to any third party. In addition, the consultant(s) formally undertakes not to disclose any parts of the confidential information and shall not, without the written approval of Oxfam in Indonesia be made available to any third party. The utilization of the report is solely at the decision and discretion of Oxfam in Indonesia. All the documents containing both raw data/materials provided by Oxfam in Indonesia and final report, both soft and hard copies are to be returned to Oxfam in Indonesia upon completion of the assignment. All documentation and reports written as, and as a result of the research or otherwise related to it, shall remain the property of Oxfam in Indonesia. No part of the report shall be reproduced except with the prior, expressed and specific written permission of Oxfam in Indonesia.
Resume should be submitted electronically by Sunday, 15 January 2017 at the latest firstname.lastname@example.org with Call for Consultancy on Baseline Study for the Rights to Food Project in Indonesia as the subject of your email.
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