Kenya: CONSULTANCY: EXTERNAL EVALUATION OF THE ECOLOGICAL ORGANIC AGRICULTURE (EOA) INITIATIVE IN AFRICA (2014-2018)

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Organization: Biovision
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 20 Feb 2018

Purpose and Objectives of the External Evaluation
With all the interventions of the EOA Initiative having been undertaken since 2014, it was anticipated that an evaluation of the initiative is done in the 8 countries and on the institutional structures established to drive agenda of mainstreaming EOA at country, regional and continental levels in terms of policies, plans, strategies, and programmes.
The purpose of this evaluation is therefore to:
(1) Assess the achievements and impacts of the initiative resulting from interventions by the partners (CLOs and PIPs) and institutional structures (Continental Steering Committee, AfroNet, Regional Steering Committees, National Steering Committees, and Executing Agencies) in order to strengthen accountability to stakeholders.
(2) Foster learning across partners and institutional structures to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the EOA initiative interventions, and
(3) Provide recommendations on actions required to increase EOA-I effectiveness, impact, and promotion to countries not covered by the current EOA-I and its funding, with a particular view towards designing the next EOA-I phase under SDC support.
The EOA external evaluation for Phase I should be designed to show what has worked and not worked in mainstreaming EOA in various dimensions of research, value chain developmentpromotion, and policy, etc at in relation to the project objectives and as driven by the current partner and institutional setup arrangements. Results and recommendations of the evaluation will inform the designing (including impact generating incentive-setting), programming and management of the upcoming Phase II, starting in December 2018.

How to apply:

Interested candidates should submit the following:
a) Technical proposal indicating their understanding of the assignment, proposed methodology for conducting the assignment and work plan.
b) Financial proposal showing the total cost of conducting the evaluation, breakdown of consultancy costs (including costing of each member the team during the entire exercise.
man-days for each team member), travel and other costs associated with this assignment.
c) At least one report of a similar assignment conducted in the past three years.
d) Detailed curriculum vitae of the consultant(s) to be involved in the assignment, with university certificates and relevant supporting documents.
e) Names and contacts of three referees (phone numbers and email).
f) A one-page write-up showing why you are most suitable for the consultancy.
If you believe you are the right candidate for the above consultancy and can clearly demonstrate your ability to meet the qualifications required, then submit the above-mentioned documents to info@biovisionafricatrust.org with the subject heading: Consultancy for External Evaluation of the Ecological Organic Agriculture Initiative in Africa.The closing date for applications is 20 February 2018. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

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