Value Chain & Market Development Systems Senior Advisor
UNNATI - Inclusive Growth Programme in Nepal is conducted at national level, but with focus on seven districts in the Eastern Development Region (EDR). The programme focuses on support to the private sector, and to local government through the Department of Local Infrastructure Development and Agricultural Roads (DoLIDAR) and the District Development Committees (DDCs) in the programme districts. The budget for the programme is approximately USD 70 million for the five-year period. The overall objective is promotion of sustainable inclusive growth that reduces poverty and raises living standards. UNNATI builds on three pillars: the Value Chain Component; the Infrastructure Component and the Enabling Environment Component. The three components are interlinked with the Value Chain Component as the core of the programme. ORGUT is contracted by Danida as the Management Contractor (MC) and provides the technical assistance to one sub-component of the Value Chain Component (1.1 Selected Value Chains) and to the entire Infrastructure Component (Component 2).
The purpose of this assignment was to support the new team leader to plan a strategy for the VC component including a process to review and re-align the existing intervention plans. This included the strategy for using the VC fund including a revision of the manual for the fund. Furthermore the objective was to support the team leader in the revision and realignment of value chain interventions, to align them with the inclusive market approach of the programme and to make sure that they were set up to use the instruments and tools available to the programme effectively.