The International Potato Center Recent Jobs for Ex-Post Evaluation RAC Project Consultants in Nigeria

The International Potato Center (CIP) is a not-for-profit international agricultural research-for-development organization with a focus on potato, sweetpotato, and Andean roots and tubers. Its vision is of roots and tubers improving the lives of the poor.

The International Potato Center (CIP) is seeking an applicant with global experience in conducting evaluations with special focus on advocacy and capacity building projects to fill the vacant position below:

Job Title: Ex-Post Evaluation RAC Project Consultant
Location: Nigeria
The Project

  • The Reaching Agents of Change (RAC) project (2011-2015) was implemented by the International Potato Center (CIP) and Helen Keller International (HKI).
  • The project was designed with the aim of reducing vitamin A deficiency in 5 African countries (primarily in Mozambique, Nigeria and Tanzania, and to a lesser extent in Burkina Faso and Ghana) through increased investments and commitment to the dissemination and use of orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) as a means to support vitamin A deficiency and food insecurity in Africa.

Job Descriptions

  • A Consultant with experience in conducting evaluations with special focus on advocacy and capacity building projects for an Ex-Post evaluation on the Reaching Agents of Change (RAC) project.
  • This ex-post evaluation will be conducted between March and April 2017 in  Nigeria.

The consultant will be required to lead on the following task in consultation with Monitoring, Learning and Evaluation Specialist:

  • Develop a scientific research proposal replete with methodology for conducting the evaluation;
  • Hold inception meeting with the project team and conduct a desk review of key relevant documents and understanding the project design and contextual framework;
  • Design tools/questionnaire and methodology for data collection of both qualitative and quantitative data.
  • Analyze and synthesize data; and prepare report;
  • Submit data analysis and draft report for feedback; and,
  • Incorporate, compile and submit final report.
  • Pre-test the data collection tools;
  • Implement and supervise field data collection;

Expected Duration:

  • This consultancy contract is for 15 working days spread over the period March to April 2017, with possibility of extension, subject to performance and availability of funding.

Scope of Work:

  • The consultant will be required to lead on the following task in consultation with Monitoring, Learning and Evaluation Specialist:
  • Develop a scientific research proposal replete with methodology for conducting the evaluation;
  • Hold inception meeting with the project team and conduct a desk review of key relevant documents and understanding the project design and contextual framework;
  • Implement and supervise field data collection;
  • Analyze and synthesize data; and prepare report;
  • Submit data analysis and draft report for feedback; and,
  • Incorporate, compile and submit final report.
  • Design tools/questionnaire and methodology for data collection of both qualitative and quantitative data.
  • Pre-test the data collection tools;

Deliverables:

  • An acceptable inception report.
  • An acceptable draft report after the analysis incorporation of staff and stakeholders’ feedback.
  • A final acceptable report in English of no more than 40 pages (excluding references and annexes)

Qualifications/Special skills
Academic Qualifications:

  • Relevant PhD degree with specialization in agriculture economics, agriculture, extension, seed system, agronomy, sociology, education, or community development or related fields;

Experience:

  • Extensive experience in evaluation of advocacy, capacity building and seed systems in developing countries;

Global Expertise:

  • Relevant work experience in international organizations or NGO’s in multi-cultural environments and complex partnerships both in private and public sectors.

Language:

  • Proven communication skills in English. Portuguese language will be an added advantage

Logistical Arrangements:

  • BNFB will facilitate logistical arrangement for field visits, and meetings.
  • The consultant will be expected to provide his/her own equipment.
  • Working space can be provided with prior notification. Payment will be based on deliverables as outlined in the contract.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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The Expression of Interest should include but not limited to:

  • A one-page technical proposal illustrating your understanding of the ToR, research questions and methodology;
  • A tentative work plan for entire consultancy exercise (including logistics required);
  • A financial proposal for the entire consultancy;
  • Curriculum vitae.

Application Deadline: 31st March, 2017.

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