CALL FOR CONSULTANT: Evaluation of Horti LIFE Project 173 views1 application

Job Description

SNV is a not-for-profit international development organization. Founded in the Netherlands 50 years ago, we have built a long-term, local presence in more than 26 of countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Our global team of local and international advisors work with local partners to equip communities, businesses, and organizations 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.

SNV, Netherlands Development Organization, is operating in Ethiopia since the 1970s. Currently, SNV Ethiopia is working in eight regional states and the two city administrations of Ethiopia, providing technical assistance and program implementation in Agriculture, WASH, and Energy Sectors. SNV is an open and learning organization that focuses on improving the lives of Ethiopian through a market based approach inclusive of women and youth. In its new Strategic Plan period (2019 – 2022), SNV will more explicitly aim for systems change including strengthening institutions and kick-starting markets that help many more to escape poverty beyond our projects.

Horti-LIFE II is a horticultural development program funded by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (EKN) and implemented by SNV Ethiopia in cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA).  With a budget of 20.5 million Euro, it is implemented from mid-2019 until mid-2023. The project is a follow-up project of Horti-LIFE I that operated from 2016-2019. It is implemented in 80 districts in five regions (Amhara, Oromia, SNNPR, Sidama & Tigray).

The project’s purpose is to ‘increase rural income, jobs and diet diversity by improving the productivity, diversity and food safety in the horticultural sector in a gender – balanced and nutrition- sensitive way’.

Consultancy Objective

The evaluation has the following objectives:

  • To assess the relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, sustainability and impact of the project.
  • To assess (compare, analyse, measure), whether and to what extent the project achieved the results specified in its’ Results Framework (at output and outcome level, and at impact level) with smallholder farmers and with the institutions (MoA and education institutes) and companies (grantees of the SCIF Find) that benefited from the project
  • To assess the wider relevance and contribution of the project to horticultural sector development in Ethiopia;
  • To assess the appropriateness and effectiveness of strategies, approaches and modalities used in the project to realise the intended results;
  • To assess the integration of cross cutting themes of gender and environment in the project
  • To identify major bottlenecks for the project implementation and for the horticultural sector.

Job Requirements

The evaluation has to be implemented by a team of one international and one national consultant.  The requirements are as follows:

Eligibility criteria:

  • International track record and demonstrated experience in project evaluation, especially in evaluating horticulture-related projects in Africa.
  • Three Reference letters from donors or other organisations who commissioned the evaluations, indicating how they appreciated the quality of project evaluation work.
  • Written engagement stating that the consultancy and its team members do not have any direct or indirect interest in the results of the project evaluation and possible future new projects.
  • Ethiopian experts engaged in the baseline can not participate in this evaluation.

Selection criteria for the evaluation team

  • The international team leader should have demonstrated experience & expertise in smallholder horticulture development and in project evaluation in Africa.  Experience in agricultural extension and education is important.  Expertise in the creation of an enabling environment is an advantage.
  • The Ethiopian team member should have a strong profile in agribusiness development and have a good understanding of the Ministry of Agriculture at all levels.  The Ethiopian team member preferably speaks at least one local language next to Amharic.

The detailed terms of reference and information on how to apply can be obtained by clicking the link

Both the technical and financial proposals should be in a separate sealed and stamped envelope by writing the name of the specific assignment.

2% withholding tax will be deducted from the consultant fees at the source and will be paid by SNV – Ethiopia, assuming a TIN number and license can be provided.

Proposals must be received by SNV Addis Ababa office to the address below no later than  23 December, 2022, 5:00 PM.

All submissions should be sent to: SNV Ethiopia, Roosevelt St. | On the way from AU to Mexico Square, next to Shebele Clinic; telephone: +251 (0)11 616 6232

For any clarification and questions use the following email : [email protected].

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

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

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