Request for Proposals: Selection Of Vendor To Develop & Deliver Location-Specific Climate Information Services To Smallholder Farmers In Northern Ghana


Company DAI
Industry International...
Category Agriculture
Location Northern Ghan...
Job Status Contractor/Co...
Salary GH¢ 
Education -:-
Experience 10 years
Job Expires Feb 29, 2024
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Company Profile

DAI is an employee-owned global development company. For 40 years, we have worked on the frontlines of international development, tackling fundamental social and economic development problems caused by inefficient markets, ineffective governments, and instability. Currently, DAI is delivering results that matter in some 60 countries. Our integrated development solutions turn ideas into impact by bringing together fresh combinations of expertise and innovation across multiple disciplines—crisis mitigation and stability operations, democratic governance and public sector management, agriculture and agribusiness, private sector development and financial services, economics and trade, HIV/AIDS and disease control, water and natural resources management, and energy and climate change. Our clients include international development agencies, international lending institutions, private corporations and philanthropies, and national governments.

Job Description



As part of its 2024 programs, the Feed the Future Ghana Policy LINK Activity (Policy LINK), supported by the U.S Agency for International Development (USAID), is inviting Ghanaian-based private sector companies in the climate information service (CIS) space to submit proposals to develop and deliver location-specific CIS to smallholder farmers located in the five regions in northern Ghana.

The CIS to be delivered is expected to equip smallholder farmers with requisite information to adapt to the impacts of climate change and variability such as erratic rainfall patterns, dry spells, and high temperatures. Target beneficiaries are smallholder farmers who have no previous experience with the use of location-specific CIS.

Objective of the Assignment

The overall objective is to expose beneficiary farmers to the value and effectiveness of location-specific CIS in making climate-smart decisions for increased resilience and sustainable agricultural productivity. The intervention further aims to improve beneficiary farmers’ understanding of the various packages and options available in terms of these services. It is envisaged that farmers’ exposure to the value and effectiveness of location-specific CIS will lead to increased willingness and interest to invest in such services after the completion of this intervention.

Evaluation of proposals

Required Skills or Experience

Qualification for the offeror (institution)

Policy LINK is seeking a private company experienced in the development and delivery of CIS to smallholder farmers to implement this intervention. Due to its scope, i.e., number of regions, potential number of languages, etc., a consortium of private sector CIS with complementary experiences may develop and submit a joint application to execute the intervention. In the case of a consortium, Policy LINK will contract only the lead institution.

The preferred company should:

  1. Be registered in Ghana and operated in the country for at least ten years.
  2. Have been in the business of developing and delivery location-specific CIS to farmers in Ghana for at least seven years, with demonstrable experience in delivering services in multiple languages (English and local), formats (SMS, voice, USSD, WhatsApp) and climate variables (rainfall, temperature, etc.)
  3. Have presence or experience working with smallholder farmers in the five northern regions of Ghana. In the event of a consortium, the collective experience of members should cover the desired geographical area.
  4. Demonstrated working relationship with the Ghana Meteorological Agency, e.g., in using in-situ meteorological data from the agency in product development or similar.
  5. Have working relationship with input dealers who bundle CIS as part of the inputs they provide to their clients.

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