CALL FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST AND TORS FOR CAPTURE DATA AND REFERENCE DOCUMENTS FOR POPULATING THE AFAAS DATABASES BASED ON THE EXISTING M&E FRAMEWORKS

  • BACKGROUND:

 

African Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services (AFAAS) is a Continental body that brings National Agricultural Extension and Advisory Services (AEAS) providers in Africa under one umbrella. The African Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services (AFAAS) has received grant funding from the European Union funded by International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) under Grant Number: 2000002981 towards the implementation of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme ex-pillar IV (CAADP XP4) Project under the initiative “Development Smart Innovation through Research in Agriculture (DeSIRA)”. For the implementation of project activities, AFAAS will conduct procurements for goods, consulting and non-consulting services, in accordance with the IFAD Procurement Handbook and IFAD Procurement Guidelines.

The CAADP-XP4 project supports a science and innovation-led and climate-relevant agricultural transformation in Africa, and is implemented by a consortium of five African continental and sub-regional organizations for agricultural research and innovation, namely: the African Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services (AFAAS) the Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in Eastern and Southern Africa (ASAREC), the Centre for Coordination of Agricultural Research and Development for Southern Africa (CCARDESA), the West and Central African Council for Agricultural Research and Development (CORAF) and the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA). The project aims at strengthening the capacities of the organizations (AFAAS, ASARECA, CCARDESA, CORAF, and FARA) to deliver on their Agricultural Research for Development (AR4D) mandate and to collectively support African countries implement relevant programs of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) through promotion of systemic and effective use of science, knowledge and innovation.

 

In order to revamp its M&E systems, AFAAS is developing a web-based Management Information System (MIS) with functionalities to collect, store and process data based on its M&E frameworks. Availability of current and old data on key indicators of AEAS, gender and success stories-that is consolidated and crisp enough to populate the system is critical. However, the data is in some cases is missing or potentially situated in various tacit and explicit information sources including AFAAS M&E reports. AFAAS is therefore seeking an individual consultant to undertake a data search, capture, and populate the system.

 

  • OBJECTIVE OF THE CONSULTANCY:

 

The general objective of the assignment is to collect data and update the AFAAS web-based Management Information System.

 

  • DURATION OF THE ASSIGNMENT:

 

The assignment is expected to be completed within 14 working days, spread in the months of October to November 2021.

 

  • QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE:

 

The Consultant should have at a minimum the experience detailed below:

  • (i) A minimum of a Bachelors’ degree in Statistics, Quantitative Economics, Agricultural Economics/Extension, Agribusiness or any relevant qualification in development field;
  • (ii) A minimum of 3 years’ experience undertaking similar assignments
  • (iii) Demonstrated experience in designing and undertaking face to face and online data collection.
  • (iv) Demonstrated experience in operating Management Information Systems with reputable organizations;

 

Interested individual consultants must provide information verifying that they are qualified to perform the services and meet the minimum required experience criteria above. The Consultant shall be required to submit the detailed Curriculum Vitae together with the names, addresses, e-mail addresses, telephone and fax numbers must be delivered to the address below not later than September 20, 2021, at 10:30 a.m. at the address below or electronically on email: secretariat@afaas-africa.org.

 

The Consultant will be selected based on the “Consultants Qualification Selection (CQS)” procurement method in the IFAD Procurement Handbook (approved in September, 2010). Interested individual consultants may obtain detailed information from Jerry Tingle Egessa on email: jegessa@afaas-africa.org from 08:00 – 17:00 (local time) latest September 10, 2021.

 

Dr. Silim M. Nahdy

Executive Director, AFAAS,

Kigobe Road; House No. 26; Minister’s Village;

P.O BOX 34624 Kampala, Uganda

Telephone: +256-312313400.

Email: secretariat@afaas-africa.org;

Copying msnahdy@afaas-africa.org  and pwanzala@afaas-africa.org

Deadline: September 20, 2021, at 10:30 a.m.

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