Consultancy to offer training in Price Risk Management to coffee Farmer Based Organisations (FBOs) in Uganda.

Women members of Torongo Farmers Cooperative Union in Baringo, Kenya participating in a Village Savings and Loan Associations (VSLA) session. Photo Catherine Waking'a
Women members of Torongo Farmers Cooperative Union in Baringo, Kenya participating in a Village Savings and Loan Associations (VSLA) session. Photo Catherine Waking'a
We Effect East Africa is looking to procure consultancy service provider – to deliver training to leaders and managers of FBOs in price risk management to at least 60 representatives from 9 coffee cooperatives societies in Uganda, between August and September 2022. We Effect East Africa is implementing the Innovative Finance for Improved Livelihood (IFIL) Project in partnership with the Church of Sweden and OIKOCREDIT International with support from Sida to support farmer organizations’ access to finance.

Background

We Effect is a development organisation founded by the Swedish cooperative movement in 1958 to support the development of democratic organisations and societies. In our international development cooperation programmes, we are applying a human rights-based approach supporting people living in poverty to secure their rights.

We Effect works in more than 20 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America through our regional offices in partnership with local CSOs, farmer organisations, cooperative federations and other democratic organisations.

We Effect’s mission is to enable people living in poverty to improve their living conditions, defend their rights and contribute to a just society. We Effect works with a focus on the right to food in the thematic fields of sustainable rural development and adequate housing. The target groups for our development cooperation are our approximately 200 local partner organisations and their existing and potential members. Most of our partner organisations are member-based small-holder farmer organisations, housing cooperatives or savings and credit associations.

We Effect applies a rights-based approach with a strong focus on women’s rights. This means that our development activities are developed in dialogue with our partner organisations, with strong local ownership. Our work is characterized by accountability, transparency, non-discrimination, and meaningful participation.

We Effect in Eastern Africa is present in and implements country development programmes in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. The Regional Office is based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Purpose of the assignment

The training is intended to help cooperatives (unions and primaries) in Uganda better understand pricing in the global coffee industry for them to position themselves effectively as they process and secure markets for their products. To maximize their prices and mitigate against major market-related risks that can adversely affect their operations and more so their business viability. It will provide tools and strategies to mitigate their exposure to volatile price fluctuation and manage their businesses to the benefit of farmers.

Scope of work

Working closely with the We Effect IFIL Project Coordinator, the scope of the consultancy will focus on carrying out price risk management training to 60 leaders in Uganda. Two training will be undertaken (1 in Kasese and another in Kampala) each taking not more than 3 days and each having approximately 30 participants. The training will adopt both lecture and demonstration to ensure that participants internalize the various concepts and tools. Simplified tools and delivery approaches will be most appropriate to the FBO representatives.

For detailed description of the tasks to be performed by the expert, the criteria, the deliverables as well as the qualification requirements, please see the full call here:

https://weeffect.org/app/uploads/2022/07/terms-of-reference_prm250722_uganda27072022.pdf

How to apply

Interested and suitably qualified consultants shall send their bids by e-mail (a narrative proposal responding to the TOR objectives and deliverables and a finance quote) to easternafrica@weeffect.org  copying paul.gumisiriza@weeffect.org  and geoffrey.ssempala@weeffect.org  and Quote “Price Risk Management Uganda” as the subject in your e-mail by 5th August 2021 0800hrs.

The proposal shall include the following:

  • Consultants/Company profile – Current CV detailing recent / past similar assignments
  • Understanding of the assignment by the consultant
  • Proposed methodology and approach including work plan
  • Financial quote well detailed including daily rate and number of days
  • Annexes: Any other information, which will assist the review team in evaluating the proposal

Consultancy to offer training in Price Risk Management to coffee Farmer Based Organisations (FBOs) in Uganda.

Terms of Reference

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