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Multilateral Strategy Consultant

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Good Food Institute

The Good Food Institute (GFI) is a global nonprofit working to build a sustainable, healthy, and just food system. Our team of scientists, entrepreneurs, lawyers, and policy experts harnesses the power of food innovation and markets to accelerate the transition of the world’s food system away from industrial animal agriculture to environmentally sustainable plant-based and cultivated meat.

We are seeking proposals to deliver the following:

- A map of the global and national institutions whose mandate and activities are relevant to GFI’s work to champion plant-based and cultivated meat, e.g. UN FAO, UNDP, UNEP, USAID, NORAD, etc.

- Identification of specific interventions with these institutions that GFI may undertake to advance its theory of change globally.

- Outline of options and recommendations for how GFI may best undertake these interventions.

Project Summary

GFI works with scientists, policy-makers, and companies to accelerate the adoption of alternative protein products globally. We advise government officials around the world, making the case for dedicating government funds to plant-based and cultivated meat research. While we have made significant strides at the national level in every region where we work, we realize that, in order to achieve maximum impact, we must gain a seat at the table with every influential player globally (e.g., the most relevant national aid agencies, NGOs, and multilateral and regional institutions).

By identifying the full landscape of appropriate partners, appropriate entry points, and specific interventions, your report will enable GFI to:

- Leverage the influence of these institutions that can shape norms and standards for the entire world, including in countries where GFI does not yet have an affiliate.

- Shape the “global conversation” around alternative proteins as an important intervention for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, global hunger, antibiotic resistance, and animal suffering.

Selection Criteria

During the review process, we will focus on the following areas, which are considered pivotal to the success of the project and your or your company's partnership with the Good Food Institute:

- Understanding of project goals as demonstrated in proposal

- Experience

- Client testimonials (or professional references)

- Cost

Proposal Requirements

Only complete proposals will be considered. A complete proposal includes:

- CV

- Detailed proposal, including, but not limited to, responses to the questions on the following page

- List of your professional references or testimonials

- If you are a company, company overview

Completed proposals should be submitted via email, in one PDF document, to Stephaniev@gfi.org with the subject line “Multilateral Mapping RFP”.

Please Note: You must be legally qualified to serve GFI as an independent contractor.

Timeline for proposal process:

- Submission deadline: 20 December, 5pm, Eastern Standard Time.

- Submission review: 27 December, 2019 - 7 January, 2020

- Applicants notified: 10 January, 2020

Proposal Instructions

You are charged with:

- Mapping the multilateral and national institutions whose mandate and activities are relevant to GFI’s work to champion plant-based and cultivated meat, e.g. UN FAO, UNDP, UNEP, USAID, NORAD, etc.

- Identifying specific interventions with these institutions that GFI may undertake to advance its theory of change globally.

- Outlining options and recommendations for how GFI may best undertake these interventions.

  1. Executive summary.

  2. What do you see as the key tasks of this project? How would you approach addressing these tasks?

  3. Please draft a comprehensive battle plan for this project based on what you know about the project so far.

  4. Cost inventory / budget, including expected number of hours to completion.

  5. Proposed timeline.

Selection process: Applicants who have demonstrated the capacity to meet our requirements will be notified via phone/email of our selection to move forward with the project.

Thank you for your consideration, and we look forward to reviewing your submission.

Questions regarding this request for proposal and any information outlined herein should be directed to: Stephanie von Stein, Associate Director of International Engagement, stephaniev@gfi.org.

Sounds interesting?