Strategy and Design for Economic Justice Programme

Dushanbe, Tajikistan
Consultant (Short term)

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That means we tackle the inequality that keeps people poor. Together we save, protect and rebuild lives. When disaster strikes, we help people build better lives for themselves, and for others. We take on issues like land rights, climate change and discrimination against women. And we won’t stop until every person on the planet can enjoy life free from poverty.

We are an international confederation of 20 organisations (affiliates) working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries.

Oxfam GB has been implementing development projects in Khatlon and Sughd regions of Tajikistan since 2001. During these years, Oxfam GB in Tajikistan and the partner organizations gained massive experience of working with communities, local authorities and National Government institutions as well as with poor and vulnerable people in the target area. With stocks of this extensive experience and most importantly, trust and hopes of the poor people Oxfam in Tajikistan plans to take the developmental activities further in terms of improving the quality of interventions and reinforcing positive impact on poor people’s lives to achieve lasting changes in reducing poverty and suffering.

Priority areas of Oxfam Operational Programme in Tajikistan are: Economic Justice, WASH and Gender Justice. DRR and Climate Change are considering as a cross cutting issue and was mainstreamed in every thematic area of Tajikistan country Programme.

Initially Oxfam responded to drought and other needs in the aftermath of the civil war. Current programmes include a Drinking Water Supply and Governance project, Gender Justice programme, community based Disaster Risk Reduction and Economic Justice (EJ)- with focus on livelihoods, including small holder farmers, household energy, collective marketing and natural resource management, climate change advocacy and local governance. 

At this stage, Oxfam would like to build and expand on what we have accomplished in last decade of EJ programme in Tajikistan. These are not exhaustive, but reflect ambitions and aims at the moment, and we are open also to suggestions for further work from consultant and other partners in addition to our analysis of the results from programme evaluation:

  • Developing agriculture enterprise cluster– In past year, Oxfam has set up pilot intervention on agriculture enterprise development with select agriculture commodities in north and south of the country. A new Private-Public Partnership model for enterprise incubation and implementation is now being considered to scale-up the programme.
  • Livelihoods, food security and income– Under the TRIGGER project, Oxfam conducted trials on System for Crop Intensification. The programs aim at enhancing resilience, food security and income of small producers. The initial trial has delivered very encouraging result and there is a great interest among stakeholders like government, development agencies, academy of agriculture to conduct further trials and scale-up the programme. 
  • Market based approach to improve agriculture input supply– The Village Agronomy Model (VAM) was the main strategy for deepening input supply and distribution in remote villages of the country. The VAM was successful in reaching out to small producers, but dependent on partial start-up subsidy. For the next phase of programme, Oxfam is looking to develop a new VAM, with a pure market based approach to provision of input supply and advisory services with a view to achieve efficient scaling-up of the programme. In this approach, the private companies are proposed to take a lead role in supply-distribution 
  • Building of Small Farmer Agri-business Consortium (SFAC)– Oxfam has recently started to promote the SFAC at oblast level in Khatlon, in active collaboration with Govt of Khatlon, Agro-platform, Sughd and development partners. The SFAC is devised as a Multi-Stakeholder Network (MSN) platform to facilitate collaboration among stakeholders in agriculture sector with a view to improve coordination, advocacy and networking on issues pertaining to enterprise development and marketing for small producers in the region.   
  • Objectives

    In view of the above background, Oxfam is seeking to recruit an international expert as a consultant on agriculture enterprise and markets to develop proposal for the next phase of the programme. The consultant is expected to be based in Dushanbe, Tajikistan and work closely with the Manager, Economic Justice programme to carry out the assignment. The specific objectives of the assignment are:

  • a) Based on the strategic themes, and further dialogue with the key stakeholders, develop proposal (with log frame, workplan and budget) for a new three-year programme (2019-2022) for EJ in Tajikistan
  • b) Suggest operational model, team structure and management processes to deliver on the new programme
  • c)  Devise ways to link-up EJ with the wider programmes and priorities of Oxfam in Tajikistan

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How to apply 

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The closing date for applications is the 8 February 2019. 

NB: For more information about this Consultancy see attached Terms of Reference

We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation.

Closing date: 
8th February 2019