Opportunity at SNV ZAMBIA - 9/5/2016

The Netherlands Development Organisation-SNV Zambia Office has received financing from the African Development Bank under the Africa Trade Fund Initiative (AfTRa) toward the cost of the Trade and Institutional Capacity Building In the Apiculture Sector (TICBAS) project, and intends to apply part of the agreed amount for thisgrant to payments under the contract for Consultancy for Capacity Building of Producers, Processors and Traders in SPS, Food Safety, Traceability and Controls
Purpose: The purpose of this assignment is to enhance the capacity of honey value chain actors (producers, processors and traders) to improve SPS integration in the value chain. The linkage between producers and processors is a critical point for marketing, product inspection and knowledge transfer. The TICBAS project intends to strengthen this critical point further by supporting processors that have been trained within the project to provide SPS capacity building to producers and honey traders.
Background: The Zambian honey value chain faces weak capacity in SPS integration and compliance. This has led to trade challenges, as target markets, such as South Africa and the EU, are wary of product confidence and food safety concerns. SPS integration needs to take an inclusive value chain approach encompassing all chain players from the producers to consumers.
Scope: activities for which the consultant is responsible for are detailed below:
  1. Train at Veterinary Assistants and DVOs in the Official Control in the Honey Sector.
  2. Conduct trainer of trainers for lead farmers from 35 producer groups in SPS, traceability and food safety protocols and official controls
  3. In collaboration with Trainer Counsellor (TCC) under the ITC/ZDA Honey project, conduct SPS training to the 7 processors in the honey value chain in North Western Province, Copperbelt, Eastern and Lusaka, Zambia in order to promote SPS integration in production and official controls
  4. Develop materials in SPS/ Official Control for use by producers, processors and the competent authority.
Qualifications and Experience
  1. Post-graduate qualification in Agriculture economics, food safety, industrial development, or similar
  2. At least ten years’ experience working in international food manufacturing and primary food developing, mentoring and auditing suppliers for world-leading brands, food service providers and retailers in SPS, traceability and food safety.
  3. Demonstrated experience in developing SPS and food safety systems for a range of products and extensive experience in engaging manufacturers to execute the delivery of SPS, Quality and Food Safety as a priority.
  4. Qualification as an ISO 9001:2008 Lead Assessor Auditor or ISO 22000 – Food Safety Management Systems is an advantage.
  5. Demonstrable, in depth knowledge of the national systems for SPS, food safety and traceability and familiarity with the areas of production in Zambia.
  6. Prior experience of establishing traceability systems for pests and diseases.
Duration of the Assignment
The period of the assignment will be three (3) months; the consultancy is expected to start in May 2016, and complete the assignment by the August 31st, 2016.
Interested consultants may obtain further information at the address below during office hours from 08:00 hrs to 17:30 hrs from Monday to Thursday and from 08:00 hrs to 14:00hrs on Friday.
Expressions of interest must be delivered to the address below by 9th May,, 2016 at 10:00 hrs and mention
Consultancy for Capacity Building of Producers, Processors and Traders in SPS, Food Safety, Traceability and Controls
Attn: Netherlands Development Organisation- SNV Zambia
Senior Procurement and Contracts Officer
7 Nkanchibaya Road Rhodes Park 
Po Box 31771. Lusaka, Zambia
Tel: +260 211 255174/5 
Facsimile (fax): +260 255176
E-mail: rmambali@snvworld.org  copy in cmfula@snvworld.org
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