Agriteam Canada Consulting PLC Terms of Reference Jobs in Ethiopia
Agriteam Canada Consulting PLC Terms of Reference Jobs in EthiopiaPurpose and Objectives of the Summative EvaluationThe main purpose of the end-of-project evaluation is to determine the overall effectiveness and sustainability of the SMIS project, and of the results achieved in supporting the MoANR and regional partner institutions in Amhara, Oromia, SNNPR and Tigray with the implementation of the SSI Capacity Building Strategy.
Specifically, the objectives of the evaluation are to
To assess to what extent the program has achieved its stated expected results as per the project’s logic model and performance measurement framework;
To assess to what extent the results achieved have contributed to the EKN’s food security program objectives as per the EKN’s Monitoring and Evaluation Framework.
To assess if the outcomes of the SMIS project have been relevant to the on-going focus on SSI and MI development in the country;
To assess the likelihood of sustainability of interventions based on the approaches used by SMIS;
To assess the extent to which the results, technologies, tools, knowledge products and best practices developed in the SMIS project are being adopted and implemented by SMIS’ partner institutions;
To determine the project’s contribution to strengthening capacity of regional PIs for developing SSI and MI schemes and relevant irrigated agriculture support services;
To assess the sustainability of the SMIS interventions in capacity development of ATVETS as Centers of excellence in IWM.
To determine to what extent the project has responded to gender inequality related challenges and supported the advancement of gender equality and women’s empowerment in relation to project components; and
To provide concrete recommendations for future intervention programming related to SSI and MI schemes.
This evaluation will also give special attention to the issues of climate change.
It will assess how the project is contributing to environmentally sound and also to resilient (climate smart) SSI development.
Evaluation Team and Management
The evaluation will be co-managed by an EKN delegate, a GAC representative, the SMIS Project Director and the SMIS National Monitoring and Evaluation Expert (NMEE), who will assume overall responsibility for the conduct and integrity of the evaluation on behalf of Agriteam Canada.
The SMIS ICTA and the NCTA will have operational oversight responsibility for the evaluation. The evaluators will report directly to the SMIS Project Director.
The evaluation will make use of a variety of methods which will be proposed by the consultant(s).
Primarily the summative evaluation is expected to employ a mixed-methods approach using both qualitative and quantitative methodologies.
Evaluator(s) are expected to triangulate methods as well as sources of information in order to determine and validate findings.
The evaluators are expected to deliver the following
Evaluation Inception Report and Work Plan: a detailed inception report outlining the detailed evaluation matrix with questions and sub-questions, methodology, team composition and level of effort of each team member, evaluation schedule, ethical considerations, a set of data collection tools, etc.
Presentation to Stakeholders of Preliminary Findings: the evaluators will prepare and present their preliminary findings to the relevant stakeholders (SMIS PD and ICTA, EKN/GAC/MOANR etc.) within three days of completing the assessment activities.
Draft EOPE Report: A draft report for review by the SMIS PD, SMIS NPMU, EKN/GAC and the MoANR-SSID in high quality English, including evaluation findings summary table.
Final EOPE Report: Within five days of receiving consolidated comments from EKN/GAC and the MoANR-SSID, and SMIS NPMU on the draft report, a final report will be submitted, including executive summary and all raw data collected.
Role and Responsibilities of Consultant
The consultant will conduct document reviews, design the evaluation protocol and data collection tools, analyze results and ensure quality of deliverables.
She/he will also implement in-country evaluation activities including regional missions and site visits in accordance with Do-No-Harm principles during a pandemic and/or post-pandemic situation.
Site to be visited
The consultant will visit selected sites from the following zones and woredas in discussion with the NPMU; Oromia ( East wollega, Buno Bedelle, Jimma, and North shoa zones and selected woredas), Tigray ( North west, Central, Eastern and Southern zones and e selected woredas) Amahara ( WEST GOJAM, Eastern Goja, Awe zone, South Gonder, Central Gonder) SNNP ( Sidama, Gedeo , Silte, Gurage, Hadeya, Wollita, Gamo Gofa, Debu Omo, Segen peoples, Kafa, Bench maji, Skeka and konta special woreda)
The ideal consultant for this summative evaluation will have relevant technical qualifications and experience i.e. extensive knowledge and experience in irrigated agriculture and food security.
S/he will also have extensive experience in designing and conduction summative evaluations of international development assistance projects in Ethiopia.
The consultant should also have experience in monitoring/evaluating SMIS-related types of development projects (irrigation, agriculture, capacity development).
S/he must have excellent writing, presentation and communications skills.
Expertise and experience in the design and use of remote data collection methods and tools would also be useful.
S/he must be a citizen or resident of Ethiopia and be willing and available for travel to different sites within Ethiopia between July and September 2020.
How to Apply
Qualified individuals can express their interest in this assignment by sending their name and contact details together with an electronic copy of their current CV by email to the SMIS Project Director at firstname.lastname@example.org by July 8, 2020.
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