Biovision Consultant Jobs in Kenya
Biovision Consultant Jobs in KenyaObjectives of the Assignment
Upgrade the MERL system from a manual to an automated web-based system. It is envisioned
that the on-line system will improve efficiency in capturing uniform data across all partners in the 9 implementing countries and minimize delay in reporting as well as extra expenses associated with manual operations.
The on-line system is expected to provide real time information/ data on predefined performance indicators which will support continuous project monitoring, dataThe uniformity of data sets will strengthen the analytical ability of the MERL staff and the project management team.
analysis, reporting and learning.
The purpose of this assignment therefore is to develop a robust and interactive web-based MERL system that supports data capture, analysis, reporting, learning, collaboration and adaptation.
The real time data generation and reporting will also enhance synergy, networking and
coordination among all the EOA-I partner institutions at the national, regional and continental levels.
Scope of Consultancy
Specifically, this assignment will undertake the following tasks, among others:
Development of the inception report, which will contain the following elements:
A conceptual design of the web-based MERL system, developed in consultation with and
approval of the Biovision team.
A systems specifications and requirements in terms of software, hardware, human resource
capacity and other resource needs. The system should ideally be low cost, easy to use and
implementable by multiple implementing partners in remote settings.
A mutually agreed work plan showing the timeframe for the completion of the assignment.
Based on the approved conceptual model and system specifications, develop a logical design
of web-based M&E system with relevant sub systems and user interfaces. The developed
system must be able to:
support data capture and entry in the field without any hitches.
seamlessly transmit data from the field to the central servers housed at Biovision offices
provide predefined reports on project progress and performance through performance
dashboards using visualizations and statistics.
have security embedded in the platform to ensure confidentiality and integrity of
Undertake pilot testing of the developed system on a small-scale basis to determine its viability and efficacy, and make necessary adjustments based on the findings and recommendations from the pilot test.
Develop a simple, practical user-friendly manual or guidelines for the web-based MERL
system to support wide-spread acceptability, use and application of the system by the
implementing partners across the implementing countries.
Provide orientation training to relevant stakeholders, including MERL staff and key
management teams of the pillar implementers, country lead organizations and the Executing
Agency. This should be achieved without necessarily travelling to all project countries, as this may have heavy cost implications.
Provide system flexibility that allows it to use either English or French since EOA-I is
implemented in the two regions that use at least one of the languages Expected deliverables/Outputs
The expected key outputs of the assignment are:
An inception report which includes:
a conceptual model of the proposed web-based M&E system
A systems specifications and requirements discussed and approved by Biovision
Fully tested and operational automated web-based M&E system addressing project M&E
A simple, practical user-friendly manual or guidelines for the MERL system.
Orientation training report indicating the training module, the trained staff and an evaluation of the training exercise.
It is expected the M&E system should be undertaken and completed between Mid of March and end of April (4 to 6 weeks) from the date of engagement. All work must be completed by 30th of April 2018.Technical proposal covering the following components
How to Apply
Interested candidates should submit the following:
Their understanding of the assignment based on the TOR
Proposed methodology for conducting the assignment
Proposed timeframe detailing activities and a work plan
Addressing the selection criteria including how the candidate ‘s previous experience
matches the consultancy objectives and their interest for the assignment.
Team composition and level of effort of each proposed team member.
Financial proposal showing the total cost of developing the M&E framework and the online
web-based M&E system, breakdown of consultancy costs (including costing of each
member of the team, man-days for each team member), travel and other costs linked to this
assignment. This consultancy is expected to be conducted within cost of USD 8,000-10,000.
At least one sample report of a similar assignment conducted in the past three years.
Detailed curriculum vitae of the consultant(s) to be involved in the assignment, with relevant supporting documents (including detailed work experience, education/degrees, and details of similar assignments).
Names and contacts of three professional references (phone numbers and email).
A one-page write-up showing why you are most suitable for undertaking the consultancy.
If you believe you are the right candidate for the above consultancy and can clearly demonstrate your ability to meet the indicated qualifications, then submit the above-mentioned documents to
email@example.com with the subject heading: Consultancy for undertaking the Development of a web-based monitoring and evaluation system of the Ecological Organic
Agriculture Initiative in Africa.
Deadline for Applications is on 8th March 2019.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
for further reviews.
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