Global Communities designed the 12-month Resiliency Assistance Program in Southern Syria (RAPSS) with the goal of saving lives, alleviating human suffering, and reducing the social and economic impact of the Syrian crisis on Southern Syrian communities and internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Dara’a and Quneitra governorates. RAPSS’ first objective prioritizes food security and livelihoods: Objective 1: Improved food security and livelihoods for conflict-affected households and farmers through the provision of seeds, tools, and fertilizer.
To achieve this objective, RAPSS will provide agricultural inputs (seeds, tools, and fertilizer) to 1,500 poor farmers in Quneitra governorate who cannot afford inputs needed to farm their land. Priority will be for farmers who cannot farm without assistance, farmers who are able but whose production yield is low because of lack of equipment or lack of quality inputs (i.e., poor seed quality or lack of fertilizer), and farmers who have access to water. Resulting harvests from the agricultural inputs will be able to provide food for beneficiary households, with the remainder sold at local markets, or saved to seed for the next planting season. The project is in start-up phase and in the process of carrying out a rapid needs assessment, followed by a household-survey baseline.
RAPSS also has a prepared work plan for this food security and agriculture component, with a planned first distribution to occur in October 2017. RAPSS’ identified Agriculture Specialist, however, is not expected to join the team until approximately end of October/early November 2017. Therefore, RAPSS requires the support of an Agriculture Technical Specialist to ensure that it meets its first assistance deliverable deadline.
Location of Work: Amman, Jordan
Level of Effort (LOE): 42 days
Scope of Work: