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Consultancy

Meta-Evaluation of Action Against Hunger Agroecology and Agricultural Value Chains Projects

This strategy is built around four objectives:

  1. Ensuring agriculture rehabilitation after acute crises;
  2. Increasing the resilience of small producers and agro-sylvo-pastoral systems;
  3. Allowing access to a diversified diet;
  4. Developing advocacy in favour of family farming

The strategy has been implemented through trainings and a number of projects in several countries. Along with the implementation of projects related to agroecology, some activities related to agricultural value chains have recently been initiated in few countries. The FSL sector is now preparing its next 5 year plan. In this view, there is a need to reflect on the performance of agroecology and value chains projects and learn lessons from these initiatives. An external meta-evaluation will support this analysis.

Objective

The main objective of the consultancy is to conduct a meta-evaluation of Action Against Hunger agroecology and agricultural value chains projects to reflect on the performance of these projects and learn lessons from these initiatives. The objective of the meta-evaluation is to document the diversity of agroecology and agricultural value chain approaches and solutions and their performance (output, outcome), and to produce a set of recommendations, both operational and strategic. The lessons drawn from the meta-evaluation will be used to inform future designs of similar projects in the framework of 2021-2025 AAH FSL action plan.

Participation to the tender is open equally to any consultant, whatever its nationality.

ACF does not commit to award contracts to the lowest offer or to any offer at all.

The complete tender dossier can be obtained upon request by email sent to:
Bader Mahaman Dioula bmahaman@actioncontrelafaim.org

The deadline to submit an offer to ACF is Monday 20th January 2020, 17h00 CET / GMT+1.

 

EXPECTED OUTPUTS AND DELIVERABLES

  • An inception document detailing the methodology, schedule of activities and tools for data collection
  • A draft evaluation report with evidence-based findings, conclusions, lessons and recommendations. The report should not exceed 30 pages. The report will consider all agro-ecology and value chain programs included in the mapping.
  • Three capitalization documents, including two on agricultural value chains good practices and success stories, and Power points presentations of the key findings and collective debriefing
  • A final end-of-project evaluation report, to be submitted to the sustainable agriculture senior advisor for validation. Annexes to the report should include: ToRs for the meta-evaluation, list of stakeholders interviewed by the evaluation team, etc.

 

WORK CONDITIONS

  •  Location: flexible: Home-based or based in Paris HQ. In case of homebased, a mobility is required for participating in Face-to-Face meetings in Paris.
  • Flexible timetable to adapt to the time zone and availability of the contributors (based elsewhere in Europe, Africa and Asia).
  • All costs related to travels and/or accommodations for the face-to-face meetings will be covered by the consultant
  • The consultant should have his/her own computer.

 

CONSULTANT SELECTION CRITERIA

 The evaluation team will have the following expertise and skills:

  •  Master in agronomy, agricultural economics, environmental science, development or social sciences
  • Knowledgeable about agroecology and sustainable agriculture
  • Demonstrated knowledge and hands-on experience in meta-evaluation
  • At least 5 years of experience in evaluating agricultural and value chain projects in developing countries
  • Good analytical and report writing skills
  • Fluent command of English and/or French
  • Excellent writing and communication skills in English and/or French

 

SELECTION PROCESS

The Consultant is required to respond to the TOR with both technical and financial proposal of not more than six (6) pages detailing how he/she will carry out the activity. The schedule of the activities should also be outlined in the technical proposal. Consultant CV, motivation letter, proof of past experiences on agricultural project evaluation and consultant proposal on how he/she will fulfil the above consultancy tasks should be submitted by email to:

Bader Mahaman Dioula (bmahaman@actioncontrelafaim.org) with copy to Cyril Lekiefs (clekiefs@actioncontrelafaim.org) not later than 20 January, 2020.

 
 
 

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