Type: Remote Job
Close on: 6 Jan 2023
About International Consultancy Job
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International Consultancy Job Aims
The purpose of this consultancy is to review the global market dynamics of the major ingredients (current and selected ‘alternative
ingredients’) and how they influence the overall price of RUTF. The output of this work will inform the larger “Alternative Ingredients for
Malnutrition” (AIM) project that will be testing different alternative recipes of RUTF for acceptability and efficacy. Working together with our commodity data provider and their experts, the consultant will work on the following project aims:
To develop cost modeling tools that enable cost comparison of new renovation and novel RUTF recipes to the standard peanut-based RUTF and with each other (see recipes below).
To apply the developed cost modeling tools to the current (standard), renovation, and novel categories of RUTF offered by manufacturers in recent tenders.
To identify and map the market influences for the new RUTF recipes that are near-ready to scale.
Compare recipes for the Renovation and Novel categories holistically and provide recommendations based on costs, price volatility, quality, and trade interventions such as subsidies, access risks, and cultural acceptance. The initial step will be the activities of the assignment requiring an analysis of the ingredients in the standard, renovation, and novel categories of RUTFs offered by manufacturers in recent tenders.
Job Requirments and Duties
Education: Advanced university degree in economics, international business/business, finance, agricultural finance/economics, or sustainability. A combination of a bachelor’s degree in one of the above areas with 7 years of work experience is acceptable in lieu of a
Work Experience: Professional work experience in Food Economics or Commodity Food Markets and previous experience in creating a product or product portfolio strategy and or recommendations using commodity market intelligence.
Technical Competencies and Expertise:
- Demonstrated ability to read and understand commodity market data and how this applies to finish good markets.
- Demonstrated ability to determine risks and opportunities associated with food commodity markets.
- Expertise and familiarity in using, understanding, and analyzing standard commodity software applications.
- Understanding and knowledge of farming impacts on the environment and ability to apply sustainability principles.
- Demonstrated ability in report writing, specifically commodity market reports or analyses.
Language: Fluency in spoken and a high standard of written English are required. Must be experienced in writing academic papers.