Training Women & Youth on value addition for Sorghum & Soybean products under KaReAMS PROJECT tendering job at Kilimo Trust
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Training Women & Youth on value addition for Sorghum & Soybean products under KaReAMS PROJECT

About Kilimo Trust
Kilimo Trust (KT) is an independent Regional Agricultural Development Organisation – working in agriculture for development sector across the EAC Region. It is registered in the Republic of Uganda, and it implements projects across all EAC Partner States. The core business of KT is to support the transformation of food and nutrition security in the EAC Region away from highrisk subsistence farming into lower risk trade-based systems.
Kilimo Trust is implementing KaReAMS Projects Funded by aBi Trust in Uganda. The proposed Karamoja Regenerative Agriculture Market Systems (KaReAMS) project will contribute to increase in household incomes and improved household food and nutrition security of the 1,500 smallholder farming households integrating sorghum production with legume rotations in Abim and Otuke districts.

The Assignment:
Kilimo Trust invites bids from eligible parties to train Women and Youths in value addition of sorghum and soybean products in areas illustrated below.

S/NO District Number of groups to be trained
1 Abim 4 farmer cooperatives (800 farmers)
2 Otuke 3 farmer cooperatives (700 farmers)

Scope of Work
a) Innovation and Product Ideas:
We welcome innovative ideas from interested parties regarding the development of various products that can be derived from sorghum or soybeans. The aim is to explore products with the potential to significantly transform the livelihoods of farmers in these two sub-regions. Additional Topics for Consideration:
b) Target Participants: The training initiative will strategically focus on women within the designated regions who express a keen interest in advancing their proficiency in the domains of nutrition and value addition.
c) Training Objectives: The training program is meticulously designed to impart practical knowledge and skills encompassing the intricacies of nutrition, value addition, and agribusiness.
d) Training Methodology: The appointed consultant is expected to articulate a comprehensive approach for orchestrating the training sessions. This involves integrating interactive methods to elevate the overall learning experience, particularly tailored to the unique needs and preferences of the women participants.
e) Expected Training Outcomes: The primary emphasis of the training lies in fostering practical knowledge and skills acquisition among women, specifically concentrating on the domains of nutrition and value addition.
f) Training Timeline: The consultant is tasked with scheduling the training sessions to take place between February and March 2024. Further, recommendations on the timeframe for successful completion are expected.
g) Budget: The total consultancy cost, inclusive of the training program, mandates adequate funding to cover venue arrangements, training materials, and participant engagement.

Consultant Deliverables:
a) Needs Assessment Report: Submission of a comprehensive report outlining the specific needs and interests of women participants in the targeted regions regarding nutrition and value addition.
b) Training Content Outline: Provide a detailed outline of the training content, ensuring its direct relevance to practical challenges faced by women in the agriculture sector.
c) Interactive Training Materials: Develop and supply engaging training materials that cater to the learning preferences of women participants, promoting interactive learning experiences.
d) Scope of Work Document: Submit a detailed document outlining the tasks and responsibilities within the scope of work, with a specific focus on activities that empower women in nutrition and value addition.
e) Hands-on Training Modules: Develop and implement hands-on training modules that emphasize practical knowledge transfer, offering skills applicable to daily farming activities.
f) Timely Session Reports: Provide timely reports on each training session conducted between January and March 2024, highlighting key insights, participant engagement, and any adjustments made.
g) Budget Utilization Report: Submit a comprehensive report detailing the efficient utilization of the allocated budget (10 million Uganda Shillings), with clear breakdowns of expenses related to training costs, venue arrangements, materials, and participant well-being.

Qualifications:
a) A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition, Food Science and Technology, or related field.
b) A minimum of 3 years’ hands-on experience in identical roles is imperative.
c) The Lead Consultant must present compelling evidence of academic and experiential proficiency in nutrition, value addition, food processing, and preservation.
d) Demonstrated work experience in the specific geographical context of northern Uganda is deemed essential for effective engagement.

Mode of Application:
a) Submission of Technical and Financial Proposal: Service providers are required to submit both technical and financial proposals.
b) Experience Requirement: All bidders must demonstrate proof of experience in delivering similar services, specifically within Lango or Karamoja district(s), with proficiency in the local language.
c) Geographical Location and Local Context: Bidders must be situated within Greater Lango or Karamoja district(s) and possess a thorough understanding of the local context.
d) Training Methods and Materials: Provide details on proposed training methods and materials as part of the bid submission.
e) Materials Specification and Procurement: Consultants must specify quantities and details for all materials needed in the food fair. Kilimo Trust will directly handle the procurement based on the provided specifications. Collaborative coordination with Kilimo Trust's procurement team is essential for a successful execution.
f) All Interested Consultant must submit online via Email to recruitment@kilimotrust.org their Expression of Interest (EoI), a detailed resume highlighting relevant experience in value addition trainings, A proposal outlining the training approach, curriculum, and methodology, Examples of previous training sessions conducted, if applicable and Financial Proposal by Friday, 9th February 2024.

Only successful bidders will be contacted. If there is no communicationfrom us within one
(1) month after the bid submission deadline, consider your bid unsuccessful.
Job Info
Job Category: Tenders in Uganda
Job Type: Full-time
Deadline of this Job: 09 February 2024
Duty Station: Uganda
Posted: 02-02-2024
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 02-02-2024
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 02-02-2068
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