eC2: Ethiopia Soufflet Heineken Malt Barley Supply Chain Development Project

Deadline: 25-Nov-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) farmers_working_in_their_fields_in_guinea

To assist the operations of its investment clients, IFC intends to support an advisory project to substantially increase the local sourcing of commercially available malt barley from smallholder and emergent commercial farmers in Ethiopia. The three-year project would facilitate the expansion of local sourcing from current levels (20KMT) to around 80 KMT of raw malt barley from 40,000 farmers by the end of the project. The project will be focused on 23 woreda in Arsi, West Arsi, Bale and Shewa zones. IFC requires consultant services to assist with improving the malt barley production capacity of farmers in these areas. The work will have the following subcomponents: Improving farmers access to improved seed varieties. Improving farmers access to other inputs such as crop protection products and fertilizer. Building the agronomic and technical capacity of barley producers.

Continue reading

eC2: Assessment of the Supply Chain Finance Market in Indonesia

Deadline: 08-Sep-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)women-finance-blogpost

Supply Chain Finance SCF can be defined (Global SCF Forum 2016) as the use of financial instruments, practices and technologies for optimizing the management of the working capital and liquidity tied up in the supply chain of manufacturing and service sectors. The Supply Chain Finance Market Development program in Indonesia will support the development of the SCF market in Indonesia, providing clarity on opportunities and best practices for banks and non-banks alike. The study (project) will gauge the business, financial, market and regulatory environment to facilitate development of financial product through dialogue between important stakeholders, regulator, financial institutions, corporates and SMEs.

Continue reading

eC2: Agricultural Technologies and Supply Chain Innovations (AgTech) Project. Use Case 2: Digitally Enhanced Agricultural Extension Service Delivery

Deadline: 29-Jul-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)agriculture-youth

IFC is seeking to introduce IT based solutions that help its agribusiness clients to increase the number of farmers they reach cost-effectively with consistent extension messages. IFC intends to contract a Consulting Firm who will use communication technologies to deliver standard and localized extension messages to Smallholder Farmers (SHFs) and agents participating in the AgTech project. This approach primarily entails the use of digital tools to deliver extension trainings and to receive feedback from trainees, thereby improving service and the quality of information delivered to SHFs. The required digital solution would be the use of videos integrating other communication channels, such as radio, mobile applications, SMS, and interactive voice response for the delivery of localized and consistent extension messages to SHFs/ agents.
Continue reading

eC2: Technical Assistance towards strengthening supply chain management of health products and technologies in Kenya

Deadline: 24-Jun-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The RMNCAH TA MDTF is a multi-year trust fund intended to enhance effectiveness in ug-vouchers-that-make-having-a-baby-safe-and-cheap-for-some-ugandan-women-homepage-780x439achieving sustainable RMNCAH results by strengthening the health systems and support progress towards universal health coverage (UHC).

The MDTF is Bank-executed and provides effective and timely TA to develop capacity for efficient implementation of RMNCAH initiatives focusing on improving utilization and quality of essential RMNCAH services. This firm consultancy therefore aims to support selected counties to build/strengthen HPT supply chain systems into efficient, effective, responsive and sustainable systems with emphasis on the 13 lifesaving RMNCAH commodities according to the UN Commission for life saving Commodities through provision of technical assistance.

Continue reading

eC2: Supply Chain Management Consultant

Deadline:  28-Feb-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) supplychain

IFC is seeking to contract a firm which has expertise in improving the productivity of raisin production by farmers and in developing raisin supply chain. The consultant will be working with an IFC client company and grapes farmers to improve the productivity and efficiency of clients raisin supply chain and to set in place a strong supply chain management and development capacity in order to ensure the long-term and reliable availability of raisins from farmers at competitive prices, in sufficient quantities and with the high quality required by the client.  The overall objective of the assignment is to improve the productivity and efficiency of the farmers producing and supplying grapes to the Client. The Consultant will also support IFC on collecting the data required for monitoring and evaluating the Projects impact on farmers and their livelihoods.

Continue reading

eC2: Supply Chain Management Consultant

Deadline: 20-Feb-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) supplychain

IFC is seeking to contract a firm which has expertise in improving the productivity of raisin production by farmers and in developing raisin supply chain. The consultant will be working with an IFC client company and grapes farmers to improve the productivity and efficiency of clients raisin supply chain and to set in place a strong supply chain management and development capacity in order to ensure the long-term and reliable availability of raisins from farmers at competitive prices, in sufficient quantities and with the high quality required by the client.  The overall objective of the assignment is to improve the productivity and efficiency of the farmers producing and supplying grapes to the Client.

The Consultant will also support IFC on collecting the data required for monitoring and evaluating the Projects impact on farmers and their livelihoods.

Continue reading

eC2: Supply Chain Management Consultant

Deadline:  05-Feb-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)supplychain

IFC is seeking to contract a firm which has expertise in improving the productivity of raisin production by farmers and in developing raisin supply chain. The consultant will be working with an IFC client company and grapes farmers to improve the productivity and efficiency of clients raisin supply chain and to set in place a strong supply chain management and development capacity in order to ensure the long-term and reliable availability of raisins from farmers at competitive prices, in sufficient quantities and with the high quality required by the client.
The overall objective of the assignment is to improve the productivity and efficiency of the farmers producing and supplying grapes to the Client.  The Consultant will also support IFC on collecting the data required for monitoring and evaluating the Projects impact on farmers and their livelihoods.

Continue reading

eC2: Diagnostic Assessment of Black Pepper Supply Chain in Vietnam

indexDeadline: 09-Jul-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The overall aim of this assessment is to provide an objective reference point for IFC and its private sector client(s) to formulate development options or advisory services needed for Pepper supply chain in Vietnam in order to improve profitability of black pepper production and achieve pepper industry players’ target on 100% sustainable pepper by 2025.

This includes: 1)Prepare a list of existing practices of advisory services provided to black pepper smallholders; 2)Prepare a list of existing agronomy products/package of practices that have potential to improve smallholder practices and improve income; 3)Understand baseline condition of black pepper farming and markets & analyze potential opportunities for improvement 4)Understand supply-demand conditions of (a) pepper seedling business at commune level; (b) drip irrigation equipment, etc; 5)determine the major constraints & opportunities 6) Provide recommendation and strategies of project interventions

Continue reading

eC2: Dairy Consultant

cow-pasture-animal-almabtrieb.jpgDeadline: 23-Apr-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

Objective:  In January 2018 IFC has launched Ukraine Dairy Supply Chain Project. The Projects goal is to create the required know-how and partnerships among dairy industry stakeholders in Ukraine with the aim to increase the cost-efficient output of high quality milk and to support the modernization of the milk processing industry and, as a result, to contribute to improving the competitiveness of the industry on global export markets. The Project is planned to be implemented in two phases: the Pilot Phase (2018- 2019) and the Roll-out Phase, 2020-2022. The main goal of the Project activities in 2018 is to validate the project concept. IFC is hiring a Consultant (a firm), which will support the Project team on the design, testing and implementation of the dairy farm reference models for large-scale and medium-scale dairy farms in Ukraine.

Continue reading

eC2: Resource Efficiency Advisory to Textile Supply Chain Factories

Deadline: 27-Dec-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

Objective:  IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is the largest global development supplychaininstitution focused exclusively on the private sector. Working with private enterprises in about 100 countries, we use our capital, expertise, and influence to help eliminate extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity. Addressing climate change mitigation and adaptation are among key missions of IFC.

Continue reading