Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
Micro-Enterprises Support Programme Trust (MESPT), has since the year 2002 developed a niche in supporting the growth of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) by providing integrated business solutions for sustainable development. The Trust is a multi-donor entity jointly founded by the Government of Kenya and the European Union who later relinquished their position to the Royal Danish Embassy in Kenya, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark (DANIDA).
About AgriFI Programme
AgriFI programme is an EU-Danida funded Programme whose objective is to support production initiatives for smallholder farmers that are adaptive to the changing climate and market requirements. The 5-year programme runs from 2018 to 2023 where MESPT is the Implementing Partner of two (Result Areas II and III) of the four overall programme Results Areas.
Result area II of the project seeks to strengthen the capacities of actors along selected value chains through the Agricultural Technical and Vocational Education Training (ATVET) system approach. To ensure compliance of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Standards (SPS) measures by the country, the responsible inspectors and certifiers need to be empowered and equipped with the proper knowledge and tools to regulate SPS compliance of Horticulture(with special focus on beans, mango and avocado), Aquaculture and Dairy produce. Activities under the result area inter alia include supporting upgrading, development, and upscaling of agricultural value chain-based training curricula under the ATVETs.
Under result area III the project seeks to increase the capacity of the private sector and the selected counties to implement and enforce standards on animal health, food safety and plant health. Activities under the result area II include translation of sanitary and phytosanitary regulations for value-chains supported under result area II into user-friendly sector guidelines, tools and practices for use by the sector; and training private and public sector (SPS); food and animal product safety requirements and supporting the development of quality management systems.
Counties are also supported in testing, surveillance, and enforcement of SPS regulations. Broadly, the project strengthens the capacities of value chain actors, bolstering commercial farming and improving food security. Generally, the programmes is expected to demonstrate the existing potential in the enhancement of food safety systems as well as the ATVET model in order to trigger investment from both the public (especially the counties) and the private sector.
In numerical terms, the programme intends to achieve the following results:
PURPOSE OF THE ASSIGNMENT
In reference to Result area II of the programme that seeks to strengthen the capacities of actors along selected value chains through ATVET system approach, the programme intends to train 435 ToTs from 13 counties on both broad value chain curriculum as well as on SPS. The ToTs will in turn train 13,000 Value Chain Actors (VCAs)
MESPT seeks to recruit a firm to develop and or provide a virtual platform that will be used to host and deliver virtual trainings for 435 ToTs.
REQUIREMENTS OF THE PLATFORM/QUALIFICATION AND COMPETENCIES OF THE FIRM
The ideal platform should be robust and agile to allow the following functionalities: -