Background and Introduction
Since 2014, Hivos Southeast Asia has been implementing a Making Markets Work for the Poor (M4P) project on behalf of the DFAT-funded Australia-Indonesia Partnership for Promoting Rural Income through Support for Markets in Agriculture (AIP-PRISMA) program. The project, entitled “Commercial Pig Rearing in Nusa Tenggara Timur”, was implemented in Flores and Sumba in partnership with private sector entities, civil society organisations, and individual farmers. Phase 1 of this project concluded in May 2016. Phase 2 has begun in July 2016 and to run for two years. During Phase 2 the implementation region is expanded to include locations in Sumba.
The objective of the project is to increase pig farmer incomes by improving and incentivizing productivity. This will be achieved by addressing several constraints on farmers' efficient participation in the market, namely: facilitating farmer access to finance; increasing the speed at which pigs can be raised via the introduction of improved pig breeds; encouraging the development of service providers for fodder, extension services, commercial aggregation and processing; and developing retail, wholesale and export potential in NTT.
Aspiring farmer entrepreneurs face different challenges, which affect their decision to start or continue in businesses. Some of these are unique to smallholder farmers. Entrepreneurs need to plan well for their business. They need to be aware of the implication of their good planning or lack of it, decisions and actions they make to their well-being, their family, their society, the environment and global community at large. All must be in a good balance. Entrepreneurs, especially farmers, need to learn how to keep their ventures consistently competitive and sustainably operating, for their well-being.
This initiative is to identifying, motivating, training and facilitating farmers to take up Good Rearing Practice as an economic activity. The training modules will be combining the result oriented practices of GRP and the best aspects of entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurship among farmers is considered one of the key means of attaining the overall objective of the MP4.
Duties and Responsibilities
The consultant shall develop interactive training modules and materials, develop, plan and organize training of trainers workshops, and advise Hivos as well as its service providers on related materials.
The consultant will work under the overall supervision of the Hivos Project Manager for Pig Farming Project.
Scope of Work
Expected Outputs and Deliverables
Indicators to evaluate the consultant’s performance
Contract and Duration
30 working days spread over 3 calendar months (from January to March 2017). The successful candidate should be able to take up her/his duties as soon as the contractual documentation has been finalized.
Consultant Project Location
Consultant(s) will be working most of the time in all project location in Surabaya, Districts in West Flores, East Flores and Sumba Island areas.
Hivos provides maximum IDR 60,000,000 for this consultancy fee service. Additional budget for travel-related activities will be given in accordance to Hivos’ budget and policy.
Consultant consist of an individual or a team (be an independent consultant or an institution) and shall submit company profile and or CVs of the core consultant team member, one-page proposal of proposed activity including budget, and example of previous business module work.