Micro-Value Chain Economic Consultant

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Micro-Value Chain Economic Consultant

  • Post Date:June 14, 2022
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  • Career Level Consultant
    Qualification Master’s Degree
    Experience 5-10 Years
  • Industry Non Governmental
Job Description

Bantwana Zimbabwe is implementing the CDC/Zim-TTECH-funded DREAMS (Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-free, Mentored, and Safe women) program. The DREAMS program aims to reduce new HIV infections amongst adolescent girls and young women and will be implemented in four Matabeleland North districts – Bubi, Lupane, Nkayi and Tsholotsho. Bantwana will implement four core sets of interventions namely,

  • HIV prevention, condom education, gender norms change, social assets building, and sexual violence prevention;
  • Education Subsidies and primary, secondary and Part-Time and Continuing Education support;
  • Combination of socioeconomic approaches for caregivers layered with positive parenting; and
  • Economic empowerment for AGYW (financial literacy, work readiness and employability trainings, vocational training for market-driven technical skills, internships).

The program, therefore, seeks the services of a highly motivated and qualified individual(s) to fill the following position:Micro-Value Chain Economic Consultant.

Bantwana is seeking to recruit a senior, strategic and dynamic consultant to lead a value chain mapping and mentorship capabilities assessment exercise in 4 Matabeleland North districts – Bubi, Lupane, Nkayi and Tsholotsho. The Consultant will work within formal and informal enterprises collaborating with the National Employment Councils (NECs) for various growth sectors and the Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Association.

Specific responsibilities will include

  • Mapping of the micro value chains for sectors with greatest growth potential;
  • Identifying areas, within each industry, where AGYW can participate meaningfully in either full time employment, self or group business;
  • Developing a checklist for the identification and selection of host companies / enterprises / artisans within each sector for AGYW mentorship;
  • Providing inputs for revision of vocational skills training curricula in each industry;
  • Developing sector specific value propositions that promote company / enterprise / artisan uptake of and commitment to mentorship of AGYW.
  • Key capabilities of mentorship should include the host companies’ ability to house the girls, support their interest area and enhance their skills. In addition, the host company will be supported with links to business development.

Qualifications, experience and competencies required

  • A Master’s degree related to Economics, Statistics, Agriculture, Development studies, international development, or other (desirable);
  • Minimum 8 years of experience working in value chains, livelihoods, urban resilience building, micro-enterprise development and evaluation of donor funded projects (Experience working on PEPFAR-funded projects is highly desirable);
  • Demonstrated ability to interact and communicate with wide range of stakeholders (including government, private sector, formal and informal businesses, technical schools, etc);
  • Proven experience in research into livelihoods, resilience building, economic strengthening for sub-populations within rural settings;
  • Experience in economic growth analysis and business development models and quality deliverables within deadlines; Strong interpersonal skills.

This consultancy is for a period of one month.

To apply

Interested candidates should submit their motivation letters demonstrating their suitability for the position and detailed CVs, clearly stating the position being in the subject section to: [email protected]

BZ is an equal opportunity employer – Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Deadline: 20 June 2022