Since 1963 and in 146 countries, ACDI/VOCA has empowered people in developing and transitional nations to succeed in the global economy. Based in Washington, D.C., ACDI/VOCA is a nonprofit international development organization that delivers technical and management assistance in agribusiness, financial services, enterprise development, community development and food security in order to promote broad-based economic growth and vibrant civil society.
Consultant/s, Sector Study on Oil Seeds and Pulses
ACDI/VOCA under the USAID-funded Feed the Future Bangladesh Rice and Diversifies Crops Activity (RDC) is seeking a Consultant/s to conduct a study to understand the market systems of the Oilseeds and Pulses sectors in the Feed the Future (FtF) zone. The activity is a five-year primary mechanism to support productivity and market systems development under USAID/Bangladesh’s FTF strategy, with the objective of improved food security through systemic changes that increase rural incomes and – via increased incomes, including women’s income, and incentivized crop diversification – to improved nutrition. USAID/Bangladesh’s RDC activity will foster growth and reduce poverty through improving the competitiveness, inclusiveness, and resilience of rice and other selected crops in the FtF Zone of Influence (ZOI) to the benefit of large numbers of men and women and their families in rural households, farms, and market systems.
Conducted in the FtF zones, the survey’s data will cover crop specific regions, actors with gender and multiple timelines (cropping season) and will try to capture the evolution/trajectory of the selected markets. The study will help RDC to formulate and develop the sector strategies for oil-seeds and pulses sectors, including identification key sub-sectors.
Please apply online at www.acdivoca.org/international-jobs. No phone calls please. No phone calls please. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. ACDI/VOCA is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from qualified women and minorities candidates. ACDI/VOCA will never solicit a payment from any applicant.
 Does not necessarily have to be for USAID projects, focus is on geographic locality i.e. districts in FtF zone.