Terms of Reference
NCBA CLUSA is looking for qualified individuals/organizations interested in implementing the final evaluation of the “Millet Business Services Project” (MBSP), funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and implemented by NCBA CLUSA in Senegal. The terms of reference calls for a team of short-term evaluators who must have relevant prior experience in West Africa, strong familiarity with millet and/or related agricultural value chains, and demonstrated prior experience in undertaking reviews, assessments, and evaluations.
The purpose of this Final Evaluation is to provide an independent assessment and analysis of the overall effectiveness, impact, sustainability, and the degree to which MBSP has accomplished its objectives and results as outlined in the results framework. The objectives are:
- Assess project performance in meeting the end of the project activity and result targets;
- Assess the relevance of the project;
- Assess project effectiveness;
- Assess efficiency of systems and processes;
- Assess the degree of monetary and socio-economic impact of the project on the project beneficiaries in comparison with the baseline and mid-term evaluation results;
- Assess the sustainability of the project by reviewing the capacity of producers, processors, and related value chain actors to continue providing support to MBSP millet production systems for potential expansion;
- Document best practices and lessons learned and assess the application of recommended actions from the mid-term evaluation;
Major requirements for the evaluator will include:
- Demonstrated knowledge, analytical capability, language skills and experience in conducting evaluations of development programs involving agriculture, trade, and marketing in Senegal.
- Technical skills and capacity in the application of analytical frameworks such as comparison with non-project areas, surveys, involvement of stakeholders in the evaluation, and statistical analyses.
- Have knowledge of US Government projects including either USDA or USAID.
- Have experience managing or evaluating agricultural value chain projects.
- Preferably have experience in sub-Saharan Africa development projects.
- Ability to travel to rural areas of Senegal on difficult roads to meet with stakeholder partners.
- Budget Competitiveness
- Competency to write detailed, concise and coherent final evaluation report.
- Gender balance and cultural sensitivity
Interested parties must email by August 30th at 5PM EST time Linda Akanvou firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm interest and receive the complete terms of reference.
Final Applications must reach NCBA CLUSA by September 16,2019 at 5:00 pm EST at the latest.
About the Organization
NCBA CLUSA is the primary voice in the United States for people who use cooperatives to build a better world. By strengthening cooperatives, building resilient communities and providing economic opportunities, NCBA CLUSA, through its international and US programs, works through the cooperatives principles in more than 20 countries. Since 1916, NCBA CLUSA has shared the cooperative advantage, highlighting the impact cooperatives have in bettering the lives of individuals, families and communities. Through its advocacy program, NCBA CLUSA educations lawmakers and promotes the cooperative business model, working with public and private thought leaders.
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