Facilitating Dialogue with Food Safety Policy Makers and Regulators in Kenya- Consultancy Job

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Facilitating Dialogue with Food Safety Policy Makers and Regulators in Kenya- Consultancy Job

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources , Category: Consultant ]

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Centre for Agriculture and Biosciences International

Deadline of this Job:
03 June 2022  

Duty Station:
Within Kenya , Nairobi , East Africa

Date Posted: Monday, May 23, 2022 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

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Facilitating Dialogue with Food Safety Policy Makers and Regulators in Kenya- Consultancy Job

Organization Centre for Agriculture and Biosciences International

Context of the assignment
The Plantwise Plus program will engage decision makers and relevant stakeholders in a discussion on issues related to food safety in Kenya, with a particular interest in pesticide contamination in order to ensure production and supply of safe food for domestic markets.

To fully engage key stakeholders in meaningful consultations, programme activities have focused on collating evidence of pesticide residues exceeding required levels in various value chains in Kenya. A stakeholder mapping exercise and food safety situation analysis was undertaken in Kenya as an initial step to identifying key stakeholders and current food safety initiatives across key value chains. The situational analysis also analysed the major food safety/pesticide residue issues and the causal factors contributing to these issues through a literature survey including grey literature and key informant interviews.

Additionally, a consumer survey was conducted in Kenya to gain understanding of food safety knowledge, attitudes, and concerns among consumers.The results of the findings have been consolidated in a draft briefing paper with the aim of contributing to ongoing debate on food safety issues in the country.

CABI would therefore like to engage a Consultant to support stakeholder dialogue on food safety, contributing to the achievement of Activity 2.1.2: Engage policy makers including those involved in the regulation of biopesticides/pesticides and monitoring maximum residue levels (MRLs) in dialogue concerning food safety issues.
The assignment will include the facilitation of a series of policy engagement meetings and finalizing, and dissemination of the briefing paper.


1: Facilitate engagement meetings with stakeholders:
• Facilitate a regulatory meeting with critical stakeholders with the aim to:
• present evidence of pesticide contamination and seek consensus and validation of the findings. This will be based on review of available study reports from CABI on evidence of MRLs, consumer surveys and pesticide risk situation analysis. The presentation will also be enhanced by the Consultant’s knowledge and engagement with food safety in particular pesticide risks in domestic markets
• gather additional information on the structure and content of the briefing paper

2: Develop food safety briefing paper with recommendations for policy and practice:
• Revise the current draft briefing paper (developed by CABI) in view of existing research evidence. The briefing paper should conform to the standards with clear problem description, presentation of evidence and recommendations for policy and practice
• Share the paper with relevant stakeholders and any other identified contacts for critique
• Finalize writing of the paper through a consultative write shop process
• Identify appropriate channels to disseminate the paper to the relevant stakeholder groups.

3: Facilitate stakeholder and policy dialogue
• Working together with a CABI and crucial stakeholders, define objectives of a high-level policy dialogue with regulatory authorities, farmer representatives, consumer associations/representatives, relevant private sector bodies including the agro-input industry and civil society representatives that will also include deliberations on the briefing paper for action
• Facilitate food safety stakeholder and policy dialogue workshop (to bring out core issues and recommendations)
• Finalize writing of workshop outputs in joint effort with the rapporteur.

The Consultant is expected to carry out these tasks for a maximum of 20 working days starting June 2022. After signing of contract, the Consultant together with CABI and other critical stakeholders will agree on dates for an initial stakeholder meeting and policy dialogue. In any case, these activities should be completed by September 30, 2022 including a final briefing paper with recommendations, and policy engagement workshop report.

Work plan
In submitting a bid for this assignment, each consultant is required to present an outline of their proposed approach to executing the assignment, relevant experiences, the fees, as well as an indicative workplan for 20 days from the date of contracting. Applicants should share at least 2 of their works that demonstrate experience in food policy.

Knowledge & Skills
• Well experienced and knowledgeable in Food Safety regulations, agricultural research, and current national and global debates on food safety and in particular pesticide risks
• Good knowledge of policy analysis including food environment policies, with sound analytical, organizational and writing skills
• Experience in working for national or international organizations developing policies, Experience in private sector development would be an added advantage.
• Able to dialogue effectively with a wide range of senior stakeholders in public and private sectors
• Experience in translating and applying agricultural research evidence to identify solutions to problems

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 24

Level of Education:
Bachelor Degree

Job application procedure

All documents must be submitted by email to: procurement-africa@cabi.org  by close of business 3rd June 2022.

For more information about CABI, please visit www.cabi.org 

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Job Info
Job Category: Accounting/ Finance jobs in Kenya
Job Type: Full-time
Deadline of this Job:  6/3/2022
Duty Station: Nairobi
Posted: 24-05-2022
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 24-05-2022
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 24-05-2065
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