Seeking for an individual consultant to analyze and condense information from the data mapping exercise and the Malawi Food System Diagnostic and Landscaping Analysis. The consultant is also expected to evaluate the policy and reporting framework of the Malawi Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) Biennial Review (BR) process. Ensure alignment with the ACP, identifying areas for improvement and providing strategic guidance to enhance effectiveness and compliance to the continental guidelines. Finally, develop practical and innovative policy recommendations to support the design of sustainable food system pathways in Malawi. Ensure that these recommendations align with the Africa Common Position (ACP) on Food Systems, taking into account local contexts and needs.


The “FS-TIP Malawi Food System Diagnostic and Landscaping Analysis” provides a detailed assessment of Malawi’s food system. To translate these findings into actionable policy recommendations, a concise policy brief is required. This brief should align with the Africa Common Position on Food Systems and propose clear, strategic pathways for the development of Malawi’s food system transformation agenda.

Moreover, the African Common Position (ACP) on Food Systems, developed through a consultative process, encapsulates the unique priorities and challenges of the continent regarding food systems transformation. Incorporating these pathways into the CAADP framework ensures that the review process is closely aligned with Malawi’s specific needs and aspirations. By mapping these pathways to the CAADP framework, there is an opportunity to develop targeted indicators that more accurately reflect the progress in areas critical to Malawi food systems, such as nutrition, sustainability, resilience, and inclusivity.

Required qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in Development Economics, Agricultural Economics or other related social science
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to interpret complex data and translate it into clear, actionable insights.

Knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Proven experience in policy analysis, particularly in food systems, agriculture, or related fields.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with experience in preparing reports and policy briefs.
  • Knowledge of the Malawi food system and the CAADP process is highly desirable.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with diverse teams and stakeholders


  • A Policy brief based on a thorough review of the “FS-TIP Malawi Food System Diagnostic and Landscaping Analysis.” with clear identification of critical areas of focus, challenges, and opportunities within Malawi’s food system.
  • A report based on the review of existing costed food systems investment plans against the continental guidelines and framework.
  • Revised Malawi CAADP BR reporting framework with indicators that enables the continent to track progress in agri-food systems based on ACP and Nationally Determined Contribution. The report should include detailed recommendations for upgrading and strengthening existing policy frameworks based on gaps identified including mainstreaming youth and women into continental and national strategies and programs.

Timeframe/duration of work:

  • February 15: Inception report
  • March 5: Draft report
  • March 20: Final report

Other Requirements:

Applicants to indicate/submit their daily rate