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GGGI recrute 01 Individual Consultant – Agronomic Engineer Rice Quality

GGGI recrute 01 Individual Consultant – Agronomic Engineer Rice Quality

 

Salaire xxx/ mois
Localisation Dakar / Sénégal
Expiration 30 Novembre 2021
Description de l’offre

 

Senegal Individual Consultant – Agronomic Engineer Rice Quality

Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)
Senegal
Grade: Individual Consultant 3, Unspecified
Occupations: Agricultural, forestry and fisheries, Engineering
Close on 30 Nov 2021

JOB DESCRIPTION
Senegal Individual Consultant – Agronomic Engineer Rice Quality

OBJECTIVES OF THE ASSIGNMENT
Under the guidance of GGGI Senegal Country team and in consultation with the selected rice mills, the Agronomic Engineer Consultant will work and deliver under the “Energy auditing and capacity building on energy management for five rice mills in the Senegal River Valley” project. The overall objective is to conduct an assessment in the Senegal river valley to assess the rice quality after processing and the eventual impact of an energy efficiency program and the introduction of RE technology solutions. The objective is to identify and mitigate any potential impact of the RE and EE program on the rice quality at the selected rice mills but also to assess areas of improvement.

GENERAL INFORMATION
Project: Energy auditing and capacity building on energy management for five rice mills in the Senegal River Valley
Duty Station: Senegal
Contract Duration: December 2021- March 2022
Number of Workdays Estimated (internal purpose only): 40 days
Consultant Level: 3
Total Fees: up to USD 8,800

PROJECT BACKGROUND
The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) was established as an intergovernmental organization with the objective of promoting sustainable development of developing and emerging countries including the least developed countries. GGGI is dedicated to supporting the creation and diffusion of the model of economic growth known as “green growth”. The green growth model integrates economic growth, environmental sustainability, poverty reduction and social inclusion.
In the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the agribusiness sector is one of the main pillars of the economy as it plays an important role in food security. The sector employs about 55 percent of the population and contributes about 30 percent of GDP annually. However, the sector faces many challenges, including the excessive use of fossil fuels (which exacerbates the adverse effects on climate change), high costs of energy consumption, limited access to energy and/or water, etc. As part of the activities of the West African Regional Centre of the Water and Energy for Food Project (PEEPA/WE4F), funded by the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and implemented by GIZ, it is planned to disseminate climate-friendly, energy-efficient and sustainable energy and/or water innovations. The ultimate objectives of the initiative are: a) To increase food production along the entire value chain through more sustainable and efficient use of water and/or energy; b) To increase the income of women and men at the bottom of the pyramid, both in rural and urban areas; c) To implement innovative solutions on a sustainable scale to meet the challenges of the WE4F network. and d) Promote climate and environmental resilience and biodiversity through sustainable and holistic management of natural resources and ecosystems.
Started in 2014, the first phase of the Programme d’Acceleration du Rythme de l’Agriculture Senegalaise (PRACAS) included an initial objective of rice self-sufficiency with a total production of 1.6 million tons of paddy rice by the end of 2017. However, rice production has varied from one year to the next under the influence of various factors such as rainfall conditions, high energy costs and sometimes unreliable access to electricity from the grid. As a result, the PRACAS 1 target has not been met and production was estimated at about one million tons by the end of 2017. In the same year, agriculture contributed 16.1% of the country’s GDP. The agricultural sector employs about 70% of the workforce in Senegal. The Senegalese rice sector is characterized by high processing and logistics costs, high energy prices and interruptions in the supply of energy through the grid, as well as variable rainfall patterns. The introduction of green energy solutions and energy efficiency measures could help save money, create jobs, and reduce GHG emissions in the sector. According to Senegal’s NDCs, the agricultural sector is the largest contributor to the country’s GHG emissions (44.5%).
A grant agreement was signed between GGGI and the GIZ project Water and Energy for Food (WE4F) in December 2020 with the main objective to reduce GHG emissions in the rice sector, increase the competitiveness and capacities of the rice sector in Senegal. More specifically, the project aims to mitigate 500 tCO2e by 2022 through the support of five rice mills by conducting an energy audit with recommendations on energy efficiency measures and low-carbon technologies, a capacity building program for efficient energy management and the identification of green investable projects.

OBJECTIVES OF THE ASSIGNMENT

Under the guidance of GGGI Senegal Country team and in consultation with the selected rice mills, the Agronomic Engineer Consultant will work and deliver under the “Energy auditing and capacity building on energy management for five rice mills in the Senegal River Valley” project. The overall objective is to conduct an assessment in the Senegal river valley to assess the rice quality after processing and the eventual impact of an energy efficiency program and the introduction of RE technology solutions. The objective is to identify and mitigate any potential impact of the RE and EE program on the rice quality at the selected rice mills but also to assess areas of improvement.

DELIVERABLES AND PAYMENT SCHEDULE
The consultant, agronomic engineer or master’s degree holder is expected to lead and prepare a study based on the recommendation of the energy audit report (conducted by a separate firm). The consultant should:
– Prepare a survey methodology for a study will include at least:
– Total grain yield after milling,
– The existing separation of the paddy into varieties: uniform in grain size and color (long, extra-long, medium, short),
– the quality of the seeds: filled and without symptoms of insect damage,
– the paddy is clean: free of stones, insects, plant debris, weed seeds, clay lumps, dust, etc.). The level of impurity for each lot expressed in %,
– the % of green immature grains and red grains,
– the moisture content of the grains: normally between 14 and 17%,
– the physical storage conditions: heat, cold and other atmospheric conditions,
– the drying conditions: equipment condition and operation,
– the ratio of cost per kWh of kilogram of rice currently produced
– the ratio of cost per kWh per kilogram of rice according to the recommended RE technologies
– Prepare final report.

Output/Reporting Requirements/Deliverables
Deliverables Due Date* Payment amount
Deliverable 1: Inception report including survey methodology and questionnaire 02 weeks after commencement 20%
Deliverable 2: Draft detailed report including preliminary findings 06 weeks after commencement 40%
Deliverable 3: final report including detailed analysis and results 12 weeks after commencement 40%

All reports must be in French and English (United States usage), prepared in accordance with GGGI’s formatting requirements, and submitted in electronic formats along with complete sets of raw data, research materials, and related information. An executive summary in English and French should be included.
The Consultant shall submit the Final Report which should reflect the outcome of all activities prepared by the consultant. The report should also give recommendations for further activities to be carried out in order to encure effective improvement of the processing activities of the mills.
All relevant technical papers, reports, and other documents prepared from the start to the end of the assignment shall be attached to the Final Report.
The Consultant shall submit the report in both hard copies and electronic versions readable by a Microsoft Office application.
Final report must be approved by the GGGI. The Consultant shall consider the comments and necessary revisions proposed. Within 14 days from the receipt of the comments or modification proposal from the GGGI, the Consultant shall prepare and submit the final versions of the report.

EXPERTISE REQUIRED
• Be an Agronomic Engineer or master’s degree holder with proven experience in the rice value chain
• At least 5 years of professional experience in the rice sector and working knowledge of RE projects,
• Previous experience as an agronomic engineer and lead on technical aspects of study in rice value chain.
• Ability to write reports,
• Ability to work independently, with limited supervision,
• Excellent written and spoken communications skills in French and proficient written and spoken English communications skills are required.

ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION
Documents to be submitted (Online application)
• Curriculum Vitae (CV)
• Cover letter

Additional Information
• Contract value: up to USD 8,800 (dependent on qualifications) representing at least 20 working days
• Contract duration: December 2021 till March 2022
Date to close is Korean Standard Time (KST). Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered Application. Cover Letter, and CV must be sent in English. A consortium, or a firm may not be engaged for the individual consultant assignment.

Child protection – GGGI is committed to child protection, irrespective of whether any specific area of work involves direct contact with children. GGGI’s Child Protection Policy is written in accordance with the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

 

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