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Lead Value Chain Analyst , Dairy

Location: Middle East / North Africa
Location: Afghanistan
Job Code: 3638


Statement of Work- Lead Value Chain Analyst in Dairy, STTA

Project:                        RADP-E

Contract No:                AID-306-C-16-00011

Proposed Personnel     International

Level of Effort               one month


The Regional Agriculture Development Program – East (RADP-E) aims to expand sustainable agriculture-led economic growth in eastern Afghanistan. The Program will provide technical services to the private sector and producers in order to increase the competitiveness of selected value chains, ensuring increased sales of agricultural goods and services in the selected value chains. RADP-East will lead the transformation to growth-oriented agricultural markets where knowledge and innovation continue to flow into the marketplace from the private sector.


RADP-E is proposing to hire STTA to review of Dairy activities, have a look progress on work plan and provide feedback on developing strategies for better implementation of dairy value chain.

Location: RADP-E office in Kabul and remote before and after as needed. Lead Value Chain Analysis STTA will work with the Dairy Value Chain Lead, who is responsible to oversee the Dairy value chain implementation with RADP-E.

Duration:  One month

Specific Tasks:

  • Review all Dairy value chain document with internal team to assess what has been learned about chain and note any significant changes or dynamics in the chain. Interconnect the Dairy value chain work plan with the dairy value chain study for better achievement or outcomes and recommend areas to be interconnected with FY 2019 and/or 2020 work plan.
  • Provide advice for improvement on the current ongoing and upcoming Dairy value chain activities to be to work with RADP-E team.
  • Work with RADP-E Market Linkage and Access to Finance Team to develop strategies for better implementation of work plan.
  • Critically assess the role of women in the various production models, how this role can be strengthened, and the involvement of women in the dairy sector increased.
  • Identify the challenges that affect the input supply in Dairy chain, available opportunities, and the recommendation on how to establish a proper input supply mechanism.
  • Identify gaps, strengths, challenges and opportunities of the current Dairy processing practices (commercial- semi-commercial and home based) and provide solid recommendations for RADP-E how to improve these practices.



  • A minimum of 10 years of experience in business development services and/or marketing with an agribusiness orientation;
  • At least 5 years of experience working on USAID or other international development programs;
  • Prior experience in Afghanistan or the region, or in settings with similar developmental challenges;
  • Well versed in middle to upper end of value chain (competitiveness, marketing, market development, investment promotion, financing, etc.)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Able to adapt strategies and ensure implementation teams stay on target
  • Ability to interact effectively at both upper level (i.e. influential businessmen) and lower levels (community leaders and farmers)

Conditions of Work Requirements

Work and living facilities are in high security zones with frequent security drills and protocols and limited access to medical facilities. General work environment and living quarters requires ability to walk numerous flights of stairs on a daily basis. Security protocols require the individual in this position to be able to quickly climb multiple flights of stairs while wearing 30 lbs. of personal protective equipment, walk swiftly or run across uneven terrain without assistance, and enter and exit project vehicles without assistance.


  1. Report on recommendation for areas where RDAP-E can improve Dairy value chain activities and deliverables; and specific technical feedback on items noted above.
  2. Present tasks performed during consultancy to USAID


Reports to: Chief of Party

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