SANITARY AND PHYTOSANITARY MEASURES (SPS) PROJECT
Strengthening Agricultural Health and Food Safety Laboratories in CARIFORUM Countries for Improved Trade: BASELINE STUDY
OBJECTIVES OF THE CONSULTANCY
The Consultancy aims to: (i) determine tests required for the trade of agricultural commodities (plant and
animal products, fresh and processed) in local, regional and international markets and (ii) assess the
capability and capacity of national, and regional laboratories to provide these required tests.
₋ Advanced university degree (Masters or equivalent) in Natural Sciences, Applied Sciences, or any
other related field. A first level university degree with a relevant combination of professional training,
certification and experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
₋ Work experience/knowledge in Inspection/ Laboratory Testing/ Certification; Total Quality
Management and Accreditation.
₋ Knowledge of regional and international trade requirements as it relates to the testing of agricultural
₋ Excellent technical and report-writing skills.
₋ Work experience in the CARIFORUM region.
₋ Excellent English Language skills and good communication and facilitation skills.
₋ Knowledge of Spanish and/or French would be an asset.
₋ Computer literacy and ability to effectively use office technology equipment, IT tools.
₋ Knowledge and experience using e-platforms for implementing actions virtually e.g., meetings,
Please see full Term-of-Reference Below.