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Relevant Experience:

  • Minimum master’s in business administration, enterprise development, project management or relevant field.
  • Minimum ten (10) years of field experience, out of which at least five (5) years spent on development of business models of agriculture sector. 
  • Fluency in English and Urdu (speaking and writing). Knowledge of Pashtu and Balochi languages is desirable.
  • Effective use of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel & Power point), Acrobat & GPS.
  • Willing to travel to the field in Balochistan, FATA, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab Potohar.

Job Description:

1.     Background

 

The Italian Development Cooperation (IDC) has entrusted to PPAF € 40 million soft-loan for the execution of the Programme for “Poverty Reduction through Rural development in Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Fata and neighboring districts/ Programme for Poverty Reduction/PPR)”.

 

The Pakistan-Italy partnership to support beneficiaries rural Communities within the PPAF methodology framework will encompass leading principles of Italy’s Official Development Assistance (ODA), including its adhesion to the Aid Effectiveness agenda (Paris, Accra and Busan), mainstreaming guidelines, local coordination and sharing of responsibility with the Government of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan and Development Partners. Capitalization and appropriation of output results of PPAF and Italian Cooperation portfolio will be a logical scope to pursue, in response to the criteria. The Programme funding encompasses untied and tied components: the first for the preparation and execution of all field activities, the latter, worth € 2 million, for the procurement of goods and services of Italian origin. Harmonized and coherent utilization of tied funds will also be part of the technical package adopted for Programme implementation.

 

The Programme covers 14 districts and 38 Union Councils in Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and FATA. The population is approximately 995,000, constituted by 136,000 households, out of which 86,000 HH (63%) are involved directly and indirectly with agriculture/horticulture and livestock, and 12,000 HH (9%) are earning their livelihoods through fisheries. Remaining 38,340 HH (28%) are either employed, self-employed or have established their own small businesses/enterprises.  The components covered under the PPR include Social Mobilization, Livelihoods and Enterprise Development/LEP, Construction and improvement of small-scale community-infrastructures/CPI, Health and Education.

 

Selected local communities, cooperating with a variety of national to local level stakeholders, will be supported to use and manage their resources and capacities in a proactive and sustainable manner, not only to improve their livelihoods, but to also contribute to ecosystem stability, functions and services. Lessons learnt from successful activities will be documented, and widely disseminated to encourage up-scaling in other areas of the country.

 

The AICS has entrusted to World Bank, via an "Agreement for Advisory Services", as the supervision body for the program including oversight and monitoring, implementation and compliance of environmental and social management framework and fiduciary (financial management and procurement) control of the Programme, which is carried out on regular basis and through semi-yearly "Implementation Support Missions/ISM".

2.     Rationale for the Consultancy

Within the Programme’s framework, during the preparation of the Village Development Plans (VDPs), Union Council Development Plans (UCDPs) and lately Union Council Livelihood Development Plans (ULCDPs), the communities have often expressed the desire to include the Olive among the innovative crops to introduce in their marginal lands, due to its adaptability and low requirement of water.

Given the extensive investments already done by the Government, through the support of the Italian Development Cooperation, in promoting the Olive value chain in the most suitable areas of the Country i.e. Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and FATA[1],  and PPAF work on olive plantation in  Programme geographical areas, the Programme has conducted in previous years some consultancies that have assessed the results of the extensive activity done by the Italian supported endeavors, identified the feasibility of the installation of 3 Olive Olive Processing Plants. These Olive units will be installed in Districts Zhob and Killa Saifullah in Balochistan and Dir Lower in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa under the tied quota of the Programme.

Keeping in view the above pretext, a Consultant to Design, Develop and Document an Enterprise Model/Business Operational Plan for the olive Processing Plants is required for a short-term period comprising on 30 working days over aperid of 2 months.

3.     Scope of the Consultancy

In continuation of the business feasibility being identified by the PPAF Olive consultant, business operational and institutionalization plan is an important activity for long run sustainability of the olive processing plants. PPAF has already carried out the procurement process of machines/plants expected to arrive from Italy to Pakistan by end of December 2020. Therefore, the services of a expert consultant is required to perform the following functions:  

  1. To explore, suggest and strategize the possible operational ownership models including community ownership, public private partnership, private ownership and/or any other.
  2. To identify the sites for plants installations keeping the considerations of allied facilities of electricity, water availability, solid waste disposal and access to the site factors.
  3. To identify and enlist the catchment areas for each of the plant separately to ensure the smooth supply of olive fruit   for machine operations.
  4. Meeting with existing olive growers, community institutions, potential farmers, and other stakeholders to identify/estimate the future productivity of olive fruit.
  5. Meeting with all allied departments including agriculture, horticulture, and food department at district level to seek and explore all the matters related to NOCs for smooth operations of the olive processing plants.
  6. To identify the whole sale, retail markets and chain store to identify the potential marketing channels for olives, olive oil and other related bye products.
  7. To prepare a comprehensive business plans from the initiation to the sustainability measures for three olive processing plants in accordance with all social, economic, cultural, and geographic context of the areas. These plans will include all terms and conditions as below:

 

4.     Methodology

The Consultant will review all the pertinent documentation already prepared by the Programme on the subject. The Consultant will, in coordination with PPR unit, carry out the field visits of all three districts in line with above guidelines.5.      

5.    Expected Outputs/Deliverables:

  1. The consultant will submit the detail field visit plan
  2. After assessing the one site, consultant will submit a draft report on business Operational model

 

  1. The consultant will provide detailed business plans of all 3 Olive Processing Plants covering below aspects

                 I.         Defining objectives

               II.         Assessment of resources (available and required including fixed and working capital)

             III.         Finalization of sites (Olive Processing Plants site)

             IV.         Defining infrastructural modalities i.e. land, access, water, building, electricity etc.

               V.         Defining busines structures (aligned with existing laws like cooperative, Ltd. Or Pvt.ltd. company, Public Private partnership etc.) 

             VI.         Finalization of Operational Modalities

           VII.         Get Licenses and Permits requirements

         VIII.         Finalization of Human resources requirements

             IX.         Defining responsibilities of POs, LSOs, and Human resources

               X.         Finalization of record keeping mechanism

             XI.         Staff capacity building plans

           XII.         Finalization of Oil extraction charging mechanism (either the mill will purchase the fruit from farmers or farmers will bring harvest and pay for extraction)

         XIII.         Plan will also cover the product development and design mechanism, packing and packaging and promotion mechanism as well. As some bottles are also part of procurement plan.

 

Duration:

Thirty (30) Working days over the period of Two (02) months 





Education
Must Degree Degree Level Country Description
YesMastersMasters DegreePakistan• Minimum master’s in business administration, enterprise development, project management or relevant field

Skills
Must Title Level Description
YesMS office, Acrobat, GPS Good  • Effective use of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel & Power point), Acrobat & GPS

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