SNV Cameroon received funds from the German Cooperation to implement the Cameroon Golden Cocoa Project from Dec 2018 to November 2020.
The aim of the project is to Increase cooperatives and farmers’ income and job creation through implementation of standardized post-
harvest practices resulting in high quality cocoa : Golden Cocoa .
The specific Objectives of the project are :
The "Cameroon Golden Cocoa Project" (CGCP) follows the "Cocoa Business Service Centre" project (CBSC) funded by the German Cooperation between December 2015 and December 2017 and implemented by GIZ in partnership with SNV in the Centre and South-
West regions.. This CBSC itself followed the Cameroon Cocoa-Eco Project (CCEP) funded by SNV from 2014 to 2015 and implemented by itself in both regions.
The common point of the two previous projects with the "Cameroon Golden Cocoa Project" is the introduction and monitoring of innovations within cooperatives to improve the quality of beans sold by them.
Cross-cutting themes such as gender, nutrition, the orientation of cooperatives in agricultural entrepreneurship and now the professionalization of post-
harvest trades will be addressed in the framework of the CGCP. In addition, the previous two projects targeted certain districts that are part of the Cameroon Golden Cocoa Project, namely Konye and Muyuka in the South-
West region, Ayos and Ngomedzap in the Central Region.
In addition, the "Cameroon Golden Cocoa Project" comes almost a year after the end of the "Cocoa Business Service Center" project.
This left the opportunity to cooperatives to evolve and have other experiences. To be able to identify the changes that the "Cameroon Golden Cocoa Project" will bring in the lives of beneficiaries, it is important to conduct a baseline study before the actual implementation of the project.
II. Objective of the study
This study aims to make the baseline inventory of the various actors before the implementation of the project for a better visibility of the effect of the project on the targets.
Specifically, it is about to :
III. Orientation and Methodology
Given the project and the indicators some of which are expressed as a percentage, a methodological approach that will be based on a rigorous mixed (qualitative and quantitative) survey of the target communities is recommended.
As a result, a methodological report detailing sampling and key issues will be provided upstream of the completion of the field phase.
The data collection tools will be developed by the organisation or the group of experts and validated by the Cameroon Golden Cocoa Project Team (CGCP).
The realization of this study will be based on :
IV. Targeted areas
The areas targeted by this study are the regions of Central and South West regions of Cameroon.
The targets of this study are selected cooperatives in Central and South-West regions of Cameroon. They are :
SOCOPROCAON in Ngomedzap, CACAO + Ayos in Ayos, MBANGA SUD and SOCOOPROBI in Mbagasina, SOCOOPACE in Soa, PROCABA in Batchenga, SOCADECAM in Ombessa , Société Coopérative de Development Cacao du Centre in Ntui, KAFCOOP in Konye and BAFIACOOP in Muyuka .
N.B. : Working arrangements in the South West Region will be defined with the selected service provider.
VI. Expected deliverables
By following the timing given below, and following the administrative and financial procedures of SNV Cameroon throughout this process, the organisation or group of experts will have to provide the following results reviewed and approved by the SNV team :
XII. Organisation / group of experts profile and required competencies
Organizations / groups of experts wishing to apply must justify the following criteria :
XIII. Level of effort and working period
The level of effort required to complete this baseline study is 15 M / D maximum. The work will take place between June 25 and July 25, 2019.
IX. Application form and submission of tenders
1. Application form
Applicants are invited to prepare a technical proposal and a financial offer to carry out this assignment.
Part 1 : Technical proposal
Part 2 : Financial Offer
The financial offer consists mainly of fees NB : All other costs incurred in the context of this work will be applied according to SNV Cameroon procedures. :
2. Submission of the offer
Organizations or groups of experts interested in this call are invited to submit their offers by June 15th, 2019 via Smartrecruiters with the following reference : "CGCP - Baseline Study"
Additional Information : SNV has no commitment to bidders with respect to the time taken to prepare and submit the bid. NB : Only successful applicants will be contacted