Oxfam International Job Consultant for Baseline Study on Palm Oil Mills and Value Chain Analysis for Cocoa and Coconut. Jakarta



Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty

Do you have experience in agriculture and commodities?

Do you have experience in business and value chain analysis?

Do you have experience in providing recommendations for project intervention based on your analysis? If the answer is yes, they would like to hear from you

The Role
We are looking for a Consultant for Baseline Study on Palm Oil Mills and Value Chain Analysis for Cocoa and Coconut. FAIR Partnership Project has achieved success in its pilot project implementation in 5 communities in Pelalawan District, Riau. Building on continued interest from PepsiCo and following the geographic priorities as directed by the Indonesian government, Oxfam has redirected its focus to local economic development needs in Sulawesi. A scoping study for selecting intervention area based on the target commodities (palm oil, cocoa, and coconut) is done and has resulted in the decision to proceed with the Co-Creation and Preparation Phase of FAIR Project in North Konawe, South East Sulawesi.

Oxfam requires the engagement of a Consultant to conduct a baseline study on palm oil mills and a value chain analysis for cocoa and coconut in North Konawe. The result of this consultancy will be included in the qualitative data collection (as part of Oxfam’s mixed-methods approach to monitor progress and measure impact) as an essential element of the monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL). Further, the Activity should contribute directly to Expected Outcome 2: Private sector coalition partners have established activity plans and budget commitments.

The Consultant will support the FAIR Project Manager and Private Sector Engagement Specialist in conducting two important baseline studies and in providing recommendations for designing the project intervention. These studies are:

To study the identified palm oil mills in relation to the legality aspects, (smallholder) supply base, production capacity, challenges etc.

To analyze the three value chains needs to inform decision making on objectives, outcomes and activities of the demonstration project and Private Sector motivators

What we are looking for
  • Organization or team (consist of individuals) may apply
  • Team members with excellent knowledge and understanding of analysis of market, business and value chain analysis, community and business network relationships;
  • Team member with a master’s or higher degree in Agriculture, Business, Economics, Development Studies, or another relevant field;
  • At least 5 years of experience in value chain analysis, agricultural and commodity sector,
  • Experience in conducting market and/or firm research;
  • Understand research protocol such as data protection;
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills;
  • Excellent knowledge of the English language, with exceptional writing, presentation and communication skills
Complete ToR can be found on attached Document

How to apply

Requirements and Submission of Deadline:

Interested parties should submit the following required documents:
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV) or Organisation Profile
  • Personal statement/ cover letter stating your suitability for this piece of work during the period time
  • Proposal that is consist of the proposed methodology, data collection plan, etc and include daily rate proposal for this consultancy
  • Samples of writing of similar pieces of work conducted (if any)
Please send all the required files to [email protected] with subject e-mail “Consultant Baseline Studies on Palm Oil Mills and Value Chain Analysis – INT6539” before 14 May 2020