International Consultant to Conduct Final Evaluation for SNV ASPIRE Project- Re-Advertized

  • Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Contract

Company Description

SNV is a not-for-profit international development organisation. Founded in the Netherlands 50 years ago, we have built a long-term, local presence in 39 of the poorest countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Our global team of local and international advisors works with local partners to equip communities, businesses, and organisations with the tools, knowledge, and connections they need to increase their incomes and gain access to basic services – empowering them to break the cycle of poverty and guide their own development.

For more information on SNV's  operations, visit our website: www.snv.org

Job Description

Background

Agriculture Scaling up Programme for Income and Rural Empowerment (ASPIRE) is a five-year Programme funded by the Embassy of the Kingdom of Netherlands (EKN) with a total budget of is €6.59 Million. It is implemented by the consortium members: SNV (lead), Ethiopian Apiculture board (EAB), Enclude and Profound.

The project is operational in 52 woredas of the four regions.

The overall goal of the project is to contribute to poverty reduction in rural areas of Ethiopia by establishing a dynamic and sustainable apiculture sector.

The two direct objectives are:

1) Increased incomes of 30,000 smallholder beekeepers in Ethiopia; and

2) Ethiopia established as a significant exporter of apiculture products, specifically honey, beeswax, pollen, and propolis

The Programme approach consists of addressing constraints in the apiculture sub sector development through supporting actors and institutions involved. ASPIRE implementation models include technical assistance, innovation funding, grants (for critical sector interventions and institutions) and a guarantee instrument to enhance access to commercial finance for beekeepers and other value chain actors involved in the sub sector.


The following is a summary of envisaged tasks and deliverables of this assignment.

· Short evaluation plan outlining the proposed evaluation approach, methodology, data collection and analysis tool, list of key informants, work plan and timeline. The inception report has to be approved by SNV before the actual evaluation can start;

· Desk review of Programme related documents (proposal, progress reports, Monitoring & Evaluation plan, detailed implementation plan, result framework, baseline and annual assessment results and relevant reports);

· Conduct field visits in sample woredas and carry out stakeholder interviews including participating beekeepers, the private sector, unions, cooperatives, the public sector and the program team ;

· Prepare a preliminary report of findings, analysis, and recommendations to be shared with ASPIRE consortium partners; and

· Prepare a short and precise final report. The final report will address any clarification or feedback provided by the consortium members and EKN. The evaluation report shall include:

- Executive Summary;

- Very brief note of the program approach and activities; including the intervention logic

- Methodology followed by the consultant in conducting the assignment;

- Key findings organized around the evaluation questions or issues

- Clear and precise recommendations including policy recommendation that can be used for further scaling up possibilities and/or for designing and implementing similar programs in the future.

Annexes: Terms of reference, Itinerary of evaluation mission, List of persons consulted, List of documents consulted and Incorporation of stakeholders comments.

Qualifications

This evaluation assignment is open for both international and local consultancy firms. However, the international consultancy firm should include (team up with) a team of local experts to carry out the assignment. The requirements will be as follows:

· A minimum of 10 years’ experience and track record in project evaluations using both qualitative and quantitative evaluation methodologies;

· Proven record in designing and leading evaluations works of this scale and complexity;

· Experience and knowledge of Agri food value chains, food security, and gender;

· Knowledge of or experience in Ethiopian agriculture sector context. Knowledge on apiculture subsector is a PLUS!

· Independent open mind and listening skills.

Additional Information

Application Procedure

1.  The detailed terms of reference and information on how to apply can be obtained by sending a request to Azeb Terefe using the following email address: aterefe @ snvworld.org

2.  Interested Consultants/consulting companies should use the TOR outlined above

3.  Interested firms should submit their proposals in a separate envelope by mentioning the Title, Financial & Technical Proposal.

4.  interested bidders are requested to submit their professional fee on a daily basis.

5.  SNV Ethiopia reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids.

6.  Please submit your application in hard copy to the address below, to be received on or before Wednesday 4 October 2017 (extended deadline).

All submissions should be sent to:

SNV Ethiopia, Human Resource Office

6th Floor, Tracon Tower

Churchill Road, Opp. Tikur Anbessa High School

Kebele 01/02, Arada Sub City

P.O. Box 40675

T: +251 (0)11 1262100

F: +251 (0)11 1262090

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

NB. All submissions shall be in hard copy. Soft copy submission will not be accepted.