The consultant must hold a degree in agriculture engineering, agronomist, water resources engineer, environmental engineer or related fields and at least a Master II or equivalent degree in natural resource management in the context of climate change. It must be justified by at least ten (10) years’ experience on climate change issues, including specific experience in the development of climate-smart agriculture (CSA) in Africa of at least five (05). He/ will also have a vision, professional competence and proven mastery of agricultural development projects. He must have a great knowledge of climatesmart agriculture technologies and practices. In addition, he should have the capacity to analyze, evaluate and seek solutions to the challenges of sustainable management of natural resources and climate change in Africa. He will also have computer skills, especially with regard to the Windows environment and standard Microsoft applications. He must be able to communicate fluently, in writing and orally in French and in English. The consultant must finally be available from any engagement during the entire duration of the mission.
The African Development Bank (AfDB) is recruiting for an Individual consultant to assist AHAI.2 Division in portfolio management and various technical expertise as part of the implementation of the African Climate Change Program. Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA, 2017-2025) of the Bank, one of the flagship programs of the Bank's Feed Africa strategy (2016-2025). The ACSA program aims for a sustainable and resilient transformation of African agriculture for food security in the context of climate change. The main deliverables of the CSA program include: i) 10 million producers adopting CSA technologies and practices; ii) 20 million producers who have access to climate information; iii) 5 million ha of degraded land recovered and forests under sustainable management; iv) 500,000 ha of agricultural land with resilient irrigation infrastructures; v) 100 % of Feed Africa projects integrate climate change; vi) 500,000 green jobs created; and vii) USD 1 billion climate funds mobilized for CSA projects in Africa.
Consultant to Support Preparation and Implementation of Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) Investments in Africa - AHAI.2