Terms of Reference: Technical support to CIGCI

IDH is a not-for-profit organisation that convenes, co-creates, and co-finances inclusive and sustainable solutions that enable people in business, investment, and government to create value for people and the planet. The organisation has its headquarters in the Netherlands and various satellite offices, including in Accra and Abidjan.

IDH has supported the Côte d’Ivoire Ghana Cocoa Initiative (CIGCI) since early 2022.  The IDH-support towards the CIGCI has focused on the convening of three working groups. Each working group was assigned to develop feasible recommendations on several key elements of the Economic Pact: (a) cocoa pricing and markets, (b) financial traceability of cocoa supply chains and (c) accountability of public sector and industry stakeholders in the cocoa sector towards the objectives and responsibilities covered by the Pact.

IDH is seeking technical assistance from a cocoa supply chain expert with wide experience in the private sector to broaden the capacity of its cocoa team involved in the ongoing support towards the CIGCI secretariat. The assignment will require the Service Provider to support the IDH’s cocoa team and CIGCI secretariat on average one day per week, for an initial period of minimum 6 months. If needed, the assignment may be extended for further support to the IDH’s cocoa team and CIGCI for an additional period of maximum 6 months.

Proposals must be submitted to Frank Joosten at joosten@idhtrade.org , copied to Kimberley Fraser-Bell at fraserbell@idhtrade.org, before the 12th of January 2024 (5 p.m. CET).

Questions regarding the assignment or the ToR can be submitted until 18th December 2023 (5 p.m. CET) by e-mail to joosten@idhtrade.org, copied to fraserbell@idhtrade.org.  With the express mention: “Questions Tender CIGCI technical support”.


Terms of Reference Technical support to CIGCI (FINAL)

Annex 1 – Question form template

Annex 2 – Letter of Assignment template

Annex 3 – IDH General Terms and Conditions for Services

Annex 4 – Statement of acceptance of draft contract