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Short Term Consultancy - Technical Assistance for NRDS Implementation of the CARD Second Group Countries

Coalition of African Rice Development (CARD)
Location: Benin and Burkina Faso
Last Date: February 11, 2011
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Entry of Duty (expected)             1 April 2011

End of Duty (expected)               31 October 2011

Number of working days      16 days for honorarium (16 days in Benin and Burkina Faso respectively including preparation and reporting)

Payment                                 Consultant fee and travel cost (air tickets and per diem) 

Coalition of African Rice Development (CARD) 

CARD is a multi-stakeholder initiative launched at the Fourth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD IV) in May 2008. The Coalition aims to double rice production in Sub-Saharan Africa within ten years through increased and better-coordinated investment and assistance in the rice sector. Major bilateral and multilateral donors, African and international institutions, governmental and non-governmental organizations which attended TICAD IV formed a consensus on the goals and objectives of CARD and showed a deep commitment to working together to respond to the needs of the African rice-producing countries that will be identified and prioritized in their National Rice Development Strategy (NRDS). (For detailed information on the CARD initiative, please refer the web site:

National Rice Development Strategies (NRDS) 

Twelve Sub-Saharan African countries, called the First Group (G1) countries, namely; Cameroon, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Madagascar, Mali, Mozambique, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Senegal, Tanzania, and Uganda, formulated the NRDS Version one in 2009 and it is being implemented in most of the countries. The CARD Third General Meeting, held in Arusha, Tanzania, 18 – 19 May, made the following recommendations to the NRDS Task Force: 

v Continue needs–resource matching;

v Identify priorities to be handled at national, sub-regional and regional levels;

v Coordinate with the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) processes to ensure that the investment priorities of NRDS are coherent with those of CAADP Investment Plans or equivalent sector investment plans / funding framework;

v Continue pursuing political buy-in of the NRDS among key in-country stakeholders in rice development. 

Among eleven what-is-called Second Group (G2) countries, namely, Benin, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Côte d’Ivoire, DR Congo, Ethiopia, The Gambia, Liberia, Rwanda, Togo and Zambia, two countries, Ethiopia and Togo formulated the NRDS Version one and some countries such as Benin, Burkina Faso and others will finalise and officially launch the NRDS shortly while the rest of the countries are still in the formulation stage. Once accomplishing the formulation the NRDS Version one, those G2 countries will follow the implementation process of G1 countries explained above. 

The CARD Secretariat is seeking the services of an experienced consultant to provide technical support to NRDS Task Forces in accordance to the above. 


Under the general supervision of the Coordinator, CARD Secretariat, and in collaboration with the CARD Steering Committee and other resource persons, the consultant will:

v Revise the standard ‘Needs-SIEM[1]’, which is a tool for needs-resource gap analysis;

v Assist NRDS TF update the list of on-going projects and needs resources gap analysis;

v Assist NRDS TF update national level rice-related statistics;

v Assist NRDS TF facilitate operationalization of the priority investment through CAADP Investment Plan;

v Assist NRDS TF facilitate operationalization of the priority investment through the government investment framework (e.g. MTEF, annual budget);

v Attend the Full TF meeting and contribute to / facilitate discussion

v Assist NRDS TF to consolidate the outcome of the exercise 


v  Thorough knowledge of African rice sector

v  Experience in writing / analyzing agriculture sector strategy documents, particularly CAADP Investment Plan.

v  Good skills in training and motivating e the NRDS Task Force staff.

v  Excellent skills in reporting, information management and controlling expenditures.

v  Proficiency in Microsoft Word.  Competence in Excel and web browser software would be valuable additional assets

v  Highly focused and results-oriented in supporting complex, deadline-driven tasks; able to identify goals and priorities and resolve issues in initial stages.

v  Good health and fit for extensive travelling.

v  Working-level command of French. 


Applications accompanied by the applicant’s curriculum vitae and the names and contact details of three confidential referees should be submitted, by Friday 11 February 2011, to: 

Ms. Caroline BWIRE

CARD Secretariat, c/o AGRA

Eden Square, Block 1, 2nd Floor

PO Box 66773, Westlands, 00800 Nairobi, Kenya


Telephone (operator): +254-(0)20-3750-627 or 3675-000

Telephone (direct): +254-(0)20-3675-236

Facsimile: +254-(0)20-3750-653 or 3675-269




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