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Company Background

Tanager, an ACDI/VOCA affiliate, is an international nonprofit that brings people together at the table, on the ground, and across supply chains to co-create economic and social opportunities that change lives. Working closely with our partners, we align interests to expand market access and unlock the full potential of shared market opportunities that result in reliable supply chains, stable incomes, healthy families, and resilient communities. Established in 1993, we work with the ACDI/VOCA family of companies to make agriculture work better for people. We offer a focused and diligent team of locally based experts and international advisors who work with our partners to reach common goals.

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About the APMI Project

The Africa Poultry Multiplication Initiative (APMI) is a multi-year project implemented by the World Poultry Foundation in Nigeria and Tanzania. The program aims to increase ownership of dual-purpose birds (DPBs) to improve smallholder farmer (SHF) livelihoods. Implemented by 3 local private-sector partners (2 in Tanzania and 1 in Nigeria), the program aims to impact over 2.0 million rural households by providing complete value chain opportunities for poultry production. This includes access to appropriate improved genetics, affordable quality feed, quality vaccines, technical extension training, and a market development program for the offtake of the excess meat and eggs produced.

To reach APMI’s goals of increasing women’s access to poultry production resources and increasing consumption of chicken and eggs by rural communities in Nigeria and Tanzania. Tanager works with the three APMI poultry companies by providing technical assistance (TA) to better understand the value of gender and nutrition integration as well as supporting them design messages or outreach strategies, that will allow them to reach their objectives.

Project Goals

The program has four goals.

  • Increased poultry production and productivity
  • Increased rural household income.
  • Improved household nutrition
  • Increased women’s empowerment

Tanager has been collaborating with a local company (Hereafter referred to as client) which is a leading producer of day-old-chick varieties for the commercial market in Nigeria. The Clients’ Broiler and Layer breeder stocks are imported from internationally recognized breeder supply companies to ensure that farmers receive day-old chicks with the latest genetics that will produce maximum results and have exclusive rights for the distribution, in Nigeria, of the NOILER bird, a dual-purpose, slower maturing chicken. The client, thorough the APMI distribute NOILER day-old chicks to the small-scale rural farmer and provide technical assistance and training as well as offer access to markets.

Purpose of Assignment

The purpose of this assignment is to identify strategic priorities and activities that help the African Institution meet their goals in the dairy sector while promoting women’s empowerment and/or gender integration and gender equality.

To achieve this, the consultant will support the development of gender strategies for a private sector institution.

The consultant will lead in the analysis and reporting of information from existing literature and consultation with key informants and then develop narrative for the gender strategy, based on the Tanager IGNITE gender strategy template. The consultant will work in consultation with African Institutions and the IGNITE team. Specifically, the consultant will work under the supervision of the Gender expert.

To learn more about this consultancy, please download and carefully read the attachment below (available in Word and PDF versions)

Proposals must be submitted with all relevant documents on email to not later than 12 noon EAT on the 27th August 2021 with the subject line “Consultancy to develop a gender strategy.”

Interested parties that have questions or seek clarifications on this scope of work can contact Questions regarding this request for proposals will be answered until 25th August 2021.

Attachment: Request for Proposal: Consultancy to Develop a Gender Strategy – Word


Attachment: Request for Proposal: Consultancy to Develop a Gender Strategy – PDF


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