Consultancy for Strategic Analysis and Positioning on Food Systems in Cambodia

  • SNV
  • Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • 16/07/2022


To create a strategic country positioning and develop strategies to improve the Cambodian food system based on a systemic understanding of the main challenges, actors and their roles, trends, drivers, and key activities which shape food system outcomes, and translating these to leverage points and intervention strategies. For this specific study we will focus on Preah Vihear and Kampong Chhnang as target provinces and their links to other markets, which may then form the basis of similar analysis in other provinces of Cambodia.

Scope of work

The work will need to build on existing food system analyses and available data on food system outcomes like food & nutrition security or livelihoods in the target province in Cambodia. Existing studies and data will be used as input to this assignment, next to the perspectives and expertise of SNV, HKI, and stakeholders, with the priority areas as boundaries to the system. Next to a desk study of reports and data, additional data collection can be done to gather specific stakeholder perspectives and inputs, including those of producers (e.g. price competitiveness), consumers (e.g. drivers of food choices) and food system service providers, but large surveys to collect data on food system indicators like diet quality will not be part of this assignment.  


Within this requirement, specific approaches and activities under consideration are:

  • Desk review and analysis of relevant documents and data
  • Semi structured in-depth interviews or focus group discussions with key stakeholders
  • Workshops:
  • To initially discuss and map the system with SNV and HKI staff and selected external actors
  • To socialize preliminary findings and elaborate the system map with interviewees and (international) SNV and HKI staff
  • To identify the core barriers, potential leverage points, and develop a strategy around selected entry points to improve the food system
  • To present the result (a narrative and a system map) for final validation and development of future food systems interventions


3 months after the consultant is contracted, beginning as soon as possible.


  •  Minimum of a master’s degree in Agricultural economics, food security and nutrition, rural development, environment, community development, natural resource management, sustainable rural livelihoods, sociology, or related fields.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience leading agricultural value chains and market systems analysis, socio-economic assessments, community development, and needs assessments, including sustainable livelihoods related to natural resource management and conservation.
  • Demonstrated experience developing and delivering high-quality socio-economic assessments, including gender analyses, with livelihood assessments associated with meeting the objectives of natural resource management.
  • Demonstrated experience in and excellent skills in policy influence, and stakeholder engagement at national and community levels, including efficient facilitation during meetings between various stakeholders (government, NGOs, CBOs levels).
  • Advanced practical knowledge of agricultural systems and analysis of agriculture-based livelihoods in the context of Southeast Asia, especially in Cambodia, is preferred. 
  • Experience in facilitation of multistakeholder processes as well as participatory sensemaking and use of systemic approaches.
  • Experience with applying participatory approaches in data collection and community engagements.
  • Background in people-centered approaches to sustainable land and water resources and associated livelihoods is an asset.

Additional Information

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