Request for Proposals
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
MODULE DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANT (CENTRE FOR AFRICAN LEADERS IN AGRICULTURE, AMI, 2021)
AMI enables ambitious businesses across Africa to thrive, through practical tools and training. AMI uses an innovative blend of web and mobile content, in-person workshops and practical hands-on application to provide leadership, management and entrepreneurship training programs in Africa. More than 35,000 people in 36 countries across Africa have been trained and equipped by AMI to build their business, improve leadership and management, and strengthen their teams. With offices in Kenya, Rwanda, and South Africa, AMI offers open programmes and has worked with partners such as Uber, Nestle, Radisson Blu, Mastercard Foundation, USAID, and Shell Foundation to support ambitious African businesses, managers, young professionals, and leaders. During the COVID period, AMI is delivering fully virtual programming across the continent.
Owing to the critical role of leadership to the delivery of agriculture transformation in Africa, the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), with support from the German Development Cooperation through KfW Development Bank, and in partnership with the African Management Institute (AMI) and USAID’s Policy LINK, have launched the Centre for African Leaders in Agriculture (CALA). CALA supports sector leaders delivering top national priorities in African agriculture and nutrition security across the continent. CALA’s learning programmes fuse the partnership’s deep experience in African leadership and agriculture transformation to provide hands-on implementation support for African leaders in the agriculture sector.
The CALA Advanced Leadership Programme
Here is a summary of the programme: https://cala.agra.org/programme/cala-advanced-leadership-programme/
CALA will initially offer a 16-month Collaborative Leadership Programme for Food Security and Sustainability. It is aimed at established and emerging leaders spearheading priority country-level agriculture strategies. The programme’s core focus will be on supporting leaders in government, the private sector, and civil society across eight countries (Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Ghana, and Malawi) with the practical skills to navigate, coordinate, and better implement solutions to national agriculture challenges. The programme will also focus on highlighting the application of agroecological practices, which are increasingly being recognized as contributing to sustainable farming and food production, and resilient food systems in the face of increasing climate change impacts. CALA includes in-country coaching, continuous modular digital learning series, the attendance of four leadership forums per learning journey, and the African Green Revolution Forum.
CALA plans to deliver a unique curriculum centered on Leadership development for the agriculture sector, case studies of “game changers” in Agriculture, and a blend of management skills for delivery. The Centre’s blended learning approach is anchored is focused on practical, hands-on leadership support and development. For appropriate structure and consistency of learning, the program team will develop virtual learning modules. These are not academic, or theoretical but interactive, flexible sessions informed by participant demand to hone leadership skills enabling.
AMI is seeking to engage a Consultant (Individual or Institutional) to manage the preparation and training of a module on Environmental and Social Management System (ESMS) considerations for leaders. The module will provide practical examples of program based ESMS and draw out the CALA programme theme: Collaborative Leadership for Sustainability and Food security. The Consultant will lead the development of the detailed module content to an agreed format, ensuring the module’s seamless fit into the broader CALA curriculum working closely with AMI and leading on the virtual training for this module in line with the program architecture. This consultancy is aimed at enabling sector leaders to identify Environmental and Social risks in key value chains. It is also aimed at highlighting AGRA’s work and commitments to Environmental Social Management in Agriculture. The scope of work is as follows:
- Content Analysis: together with AMI, outline relevant content, practical examples of key environmental and social issues such as: Stakeholder participation, supply chain risks, resource scarcity, land management, biodiversity, deforestation, and indigenous people among others while referencing existing ESMS
- Collaborate with the AMI content team to create a virtual course:
- Review a storyboard for the module in line with CALA program architecture and all course text, interactions, assessments, videos, and images.
- Content creation: Liaise with AMI and ensure content is practical and relevant to the CALA cohort of executives and rising stars.
- Lead on the webinar delivery component of the module: This will include the design of a 90 min virtual session, or “webinar” to accompany the online content.
- Deliver and administer a pilot: Test the e-learning course and the facilitated delivery of one training session (or “webinar”).