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Economic Opportunity Fund -- International Consultant (IC), SMEs Development & Promotion in Fishery Sector - Yemen

The Fisheries Investment Project (FIP) of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) focusing on sustainable resource management and value chain development in Yemen is managed by the Economic Opportunities Fund (EOF). The EOF was established according to the Presidential Decree No. 183/2010 dated 25 September 2010, as a public-private partnership. The EOF is working to improve the economic status of poor women and men in rural areas, with the objective of creating economic opportunities in the fishery sector through improved fishery SMEs linkages between small producers, and exporters.

In line with the above, the FIP aims to improve the economic status of small fisher households and create sustainable economic opportunities for fishers (men and women). The Project Identification Form (PIF) consists of two investment components: Sustainable Resource Management and Value Chain Development.

One of the main objectives of the PIF is to develop and promote the creation and/or expansion of MSEs in Fisheries coastal communities by investing in: Identification of profitable markets with growth potential for SMEs products and services; Awareness raising in coastal communities; Identification of entrepreneurial women and young labour market entrants, particularly young crew members on fishing boats; Technical assistance, skills/business training and advisory services.

The consultant is expected to conduct preliminary studies on domestic market opportunities in typical fishery communities in order to identify the highest potential value chain opportunities for relevant SMEs development. To the extent possible, the identification of potential SMEs would focus on activities related to fisheries and aquaculture. The preliminary studies are expected to assessment of local capacities, potential comparative advantages, seasonality of supply-demand of fishery goods and services, market access, and productive potentials of different domestic market locations. The consultant is expected to provide high-level guidance and outline a strategic plan for SMEs development and promotion in the fishery sector.

How to apply

  1. The “candidate proposal” states as a file with the following elements: (i) the detailed CV along with the cover letter clearly mentioning (I) the Post-title for which you apply on the subject line of the email (II) the expected daily consulting fee rate; (ii) the document methodology/ work plan of tasks on how you will approach and conduct the work;
  2. Interested qualified candidates are encouraged to apply for the above mentioned consultancy by sending their “candidate proposal” to the following email address: int.post@eofyemen.org
  3. The “candidate proposal” shall be valid for a period of 90 days after the receipt dead line. The receipt deadline for the application is**, 15 November 2014 at 12.00 pm** Sana'a Time.
  4. Only the short-listed candidates will be contacted for the next stage of the selection process.

EOF is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified female candidates and people with disabilities, and minorities are highly encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with strictest confidence.

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