ActionAid Zimbabwe, under the Zimbabwe Agricultural Growth Programme (ZAGP) VALUE CHAIN ALLIANCE FOR LIVESTOCK UPGRADING AND EMPOWERMENT (VALUE) project seeks the services of a consultant/s to conduct goat breeding stock soundness examination. The evaluation is set to improve the economic performance of the breeding herd towards attaining productivity and realise positive Returns-On-Investments for the private integrators, research stations, individual and collective goat breeders in the VALUE Project.
The consultant(s) will be expected to deliver the following: Plan of Action - The consultant to submit a plan of action. This should include but not limited to the steps that will be taken in conducting the BSE, methodologies, detailed tools/apparatus, and work plan for executing the assignment; Develop detailed report for each of the bucks examined including general/ physical, special clinical and semen examination. This should be accompanied with all raw data collected; Present at a validation workshop attended by project breeders – The Consultant to produce a workshop report centred on the recommendations to improve breeding efficiency and effectiveness.
Terms of reference
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The consultant or team must have the following experience and skills: A registered and practising veterinary doctor; At least 10 years’ experience in working with various commercial breeding enterprises and farmer led breeding initiatives, as a technical resource person as well as consultant and experience of working in the GVCs in Zimbabwe and undertaking Breeding Soundness Examination
Firms and Consultant(s) who meet the qualifications above should submit an expression of interest, which should include the following: A narrative/technical proposal (max 3 pages); A financial proposal indicating fees for the consultancy, cost per major activity and VAT (all anticipated costs to be included in the financial proposal); CVs of consultant(s) who will work on the assignment; At least contacts of two referees who can vouch for the quality of your work. Completed bids must be sent by e-mail in PDF format to: [email protected] with heading: ZAGP VALUE PROJECT BREEDING STOCK SOUNDNESS EVALUATION. No hard copy submissions will be accepted.
NB: Please note that whilst all applicants will be assessed strictly on their individual merits, qualified women are especially encouraged to apply. Please further note that although we value all applications, we unfortunately can only respond to short-listed candidates.