|Description||Position: Consultancy for Program Development on Agriculture and Youth Employment|
Project/Programme: Agriculturefor Economic Growth and Migration Mitigation
Reports to: Area Manager
Duration of the contract: 30 days with 20 days in Gambia and 10 days home based
Cooperazione Internazionale (COOPI) is an Italian humanitarian non-governmental organization founded in Milan in 1965. COOPI aims to help the world’s poorest to improve their access to healthcare, food, and financial security, and to overcome their special vulnerability to wars, civil conflicts and natural disasters. For 50 years of long-term support and constant presence in the field, COOPI has been engaged in breaking the cycle of poverty and responding to specific emergencies in numerous sectors, including Food Security, Humanitarian Aid, Health, Socio-Economical Services, Water and Sanitation, Human Rights, Education and Training, Migrations and Sustainable Energy.
With more than 3,900 humanitarian workers employed, and an average of 180 projects per year across 24 countries throughout Africa, Latin America and the Middle East, COOPI is the biggest Italian NGO. During its 50 years of activity, COOPI has successfully completed over 1,600 projects in 63 countries, involving 55.000 local operators and ensuring direct benefits to approximately 100 Million people.
The Gambia is located on the West African coast and extends about 500 km inland, with a population density of 174 persons per square km. The width of the country varies from 24 to 28 km and has a land areas of 10689 square kilometres.
The Gambia is classified as a low-income economy country with gross national income per capite of USD 486. In 2014, the Gambia was ranked 172 out of 187 in the United Nations Development Programme’s Human Development Report. The main drivers of economic growth for the Gambia remain the agriculture sector and tourism industry.
Food insecurity is high in Gambia and the country remains heavily reliant of food imports. In 2010, about 48.5 percent of the population was identified as being below the national poverty line.
The Gambia economy has been based on subsistence agriculture. Despite the potential, the country is affected by chronic vulnerability and malnutrition. Since 2010 there have been a number of shocks (principally flooding, drought and economic stagnation) which have particularly undermined the ability of vulnerable poor communities to withstand further shocks. There has also been an increase in the number of migrants leaving the country particularly over the last years.
Scope of the Consultancy
COOPI is willing to launch operations in the country. Two preliminary missions have been executed by the regional office team in order to establish institutional linkages with authorities and relevant stakeholders, identify donors orientation and provide strategic guidance to the mission development.
Two main areas have been selected as programmatic priorities : food security and livelihoods (FSL) and youth employment. The two component will be jointly developed in a multi-year , integrated, multi-donor program tailored to specific funding opportunities already identified. The objective of the program will be to contribute to sustainable growth in the agriculture sector and to create employment opportunities for vulnerable groups (in particular women and youth) in rural areas. This objective will be achieved by strengthen farmers capacities and agriculture productivity, increasing market access and value chains participation for smallholders, promoting self-employment, skill acquisition opportunities and entrepreneurship for vulnerable youths in rural area.
The position will be based in Banjul , capital of the Gambia, with travels across the selected priorities areas.
Under the direct supervision of the Regional Advisor, the consultant is expected to undertake the following main tasks:
For application please send: CV and a Cover Letter with one writing sample – for example other completed assessment reports or end of mission reports .
|Postuler en ligne||http://www.coopi.org/lavoro/consultant-rural-development-and-youth-employment/|
|Date de fin de validité||25/08/2017|