Centre for Environmental Policy and Advocacy (CEPA)
PROMOTING ORGANIC SYSTEMS OF SOIL IMPROVEMENT TO BUILD A LASTING ECONOMY (POSSIBLE)
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
TO UNDERTAKE A POLICY ANALYSIS ON WASTE TO COMPOST SYSTEMS FOR SOIL ORGANIC MATTER RESTORATION
The Centre for Environmental Policy and Advocacy in partnership with WASTE Advisers and Malawi University of Business and Applied Sciences received EU funding to implement the ‘Promoting Organic Systems of Soil Improvement to Build a Lasting Economy (POSSIBLE),’ a three-year food systems project, in Blantyre and Lilongwe. The overall objective of the project is ‘A tangible Green Economy achieved through an enabling environment for sustainable and resilient food systems.’ The project has three main outcomes namely,
Increased understanding of the economic and social value of soil organic matter restoration & waste-to-compost systems;
Increased recognition of soil organic matter restoration & waste-to-compost systems at policy level; and
Fostered partnerships between Malawian and other cities on green transitions in agriculture and waste management.
The project will promote soil organic matter restoration interventions among smallholder farmers, conduct demonstrative research on waste-to-compost systems, and engage stakeholders to influence policy at national and local government levels. The project will also facilitate knowledge exchange among cities to strengthen inclusive participation in local, regional and international cooperation for a green transition to food systems.
THE PROJECT POLICY ANALYSIS
The EU POSSIBLE Project is looking for a consultant to conduct a policy analysis on waste-to-compost systems for soil organic matter restoration. The policy analysis will review existing policy and legal frameworks supporting waste to compost systems for soil organic matter restoration to identify enabling provisions, existing policy gaps and opportunities for upscaling of efforts. The findings of the study will be used to develop policy briefs to inform and influence policy and decision makers through lobbying and advocacy.
The detailed tasks of the assignment are as follows:
Carry out a desk review of existing policy and legal frameworks supporting waste to compost systems for soil organic matter restoration;
Identify the enabling policy and legal provisions for the implementation of waste to compost systems of soil organic matter restoration;
Identify the gaps in policy, strategies and legal frameworks that impede an enabling environment for the promotion of waste to compost systems for soil organic matter restoration; and
Make recommendations for future policy, strategy and legal framework review by the Government to strengthen existing policies and legal frameworks to support waste to compost systems for soil organic matter restoration efforts in Malawi.
DELIVERABLES OF THE ASSIGNMENT
The assignment expects to deliver the following:
An inception report;
A policy analysis report with recommendations for addressing policy gaps and strengthening existing policy and legal frameworks related to waste to compost systems for soil organic matter restoration;
A Policy Position Paper; and
A PowerPoint presentation summarizing the key findings and recommendations.
The consultant will be expected to complete the assignment in 10 person-days.
5. REQUIRED EXPERTISE
The Lead Consultant should have at least a Master’s Degree in Public Policy, Agriculture or other relevant discipline with extensive experience in policy reviews and formulation.
6. APPLICATION PROCEDURE
Interested applicants are requested to submit a technical and financial proposal with curriculum vitae and a proposed work plan outlining how they intend to carry out the work and a detailed budget by 26th September, 2023 to the undersigned.
The Internal Procurement Committee
Centre for Environmental Policy and Advocacy
Raynor Avenue, Globe House
P.O. Box 1057
Tel: +265 (0) 212 700 104