Call for Expression of Interest
RECRUITMENT OF CONSULTANT FIRM:
Integrated Land and Water Management for Adaptation to Climate Variability and Change (ILWAC) – Danish Trust Fund in West Africa
Results and Impacts Evaluation Note
OPENING DATE: 22nd June 2017
CLOSING DATE: 13th July 2017
AMI N° 05-2017
The Danish Government facilitated the Dialogue on Land and Water Management for Adaptation to Climate Change to identify a framework and guiding principles for the Integrated Land and Water Management for Adaptation to Climate Variability and Change (ILWAC) Trust Fund (TF). Within this framework, the Danish Government granted funding of US$10.92 million to finance climate change mitigation activities in sub-Saharan Africa. Through the regional Competitive Agricultural Research Grant Scheme (CARGS) of the World Bank, the Danish Government allocated US$ 4,873,500 to CORAF/WECARD to finance climate change related projects in West Africa. The development objective of the ILWAC TF was ‘to improve the ability of African users of agricultural land and water resources to plan and manage climate change adaptation measures’. This grant provided the opportunity for CORAF/WECARD to initiate and launch seven projects on climate change in 2012. Within the framework of the ILWAC-TF projects, a large range of activities were implemented 15 countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Cote d’Ivoire, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo. The description of the projects is summarized in Annex 1.
The Executive Secretariat of the West and Central African Council for Research and Agricultural Development (CORAF/WECARD) responsible for the implementation of these Multi-Donor Trust Funds intends to apply part of the proceeds of the MDTF funding to payment under the contract for the provision of consultancy services by an Individual Consultant (International) with specialization in Change Management and Organization Development
The objective of the consultancy is to support the ILWAC-TF coordination team in the evaluation of the results and impacts of various climate change-related activities, which were implemented in West Africa. The evaluation aims to assess the results and impacts of ILWAC-TF-funded activities, identify key lessons learnt, and document best climate-resilient practices for scaling up.
CORAF/WECARD now invites CGIAR Center or consultant firm for the mission mentioned above. Interested consultants firms may obtain detailed ToR and further information from the Executive Secretariat during normal office hours (08:30GMT to 17:30 GMT). The Consultant firm will be selected using the selection based on the consultant qualifications (CQS) method in accordance with the World Bank guidelines on “Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD loans and IDA Credits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers, January 2011, revised on July 2014” The Consultant will be engaged for 90 days.
- Qualification and Experience of the consultant:
The consultant should be either a CGIAR center or an international consulting firm with a regional and recognized experience in research for development issues such food security and poverty reduction, and natural resource management in the face of climate change in West Africa and a sound knowledge of climate smart agriculture. The Institute/firm should be a non-profit institution that generates agricultural innovations to meet the most pressing challenges in Africa, such as hunger, malnutrition, poverty, and natural resource degradation. Finally, it should be a leading partner for research for development in Africa.
Team Composition and minimum qualification of the team leader
The core team should be made up of an expert in climate change and an expert in socio-economics or agro-economy, with and national experienced enumerators. The team leader should have at least 25 years of diverse agricultural research for development experience with national and international development partners in West Africa. Previous and extensive experience on leading and implementing regional natural resource management (NRM) program and on coordinating impact evaluations of development program and projects in both West and Central Africa is required. The team leader should have strong coordination skills for research and development teams with diverse multidisciplinary membership dealing with a range of development issues like food security and poverty reduction, soil fertility, water and biodiversity management against the challenges of climate change across all 22 countries in West and Central Africa. In addition, in depth knowledge of close collaboration with CORAF is required. Considerable experience in dealing with government officials of Regional Economic communities and previous collaboration experience with the World Bank in West Africa is necessary. The team leader should have a good record of various scientific publications and should preferably be a staff of either a CGIAR Center or a well-known firm. Good proficiency in both English and French is desirable.
- Selection Criteria
|General Experience in Organizational/Institutional Capacity Assessment|
|Work experience best suited for the Assignment|
|Others (quality of key personal, knowledge of climate smart agriculture etc.)|
- The Consultants firms will be evaluated on the basis of the criteria mentioned above and the preferred consultant will be invited for negotiation.
- The consultants interested in this call must submit an Expression of Interest comprising: (i) references concerning the execution and experience of similar contracts and (ii) the CVs of key personal must be attached.
- Expressions of Interest (EoI) must be submitted by e-mail at the following address: email@example.com or to the Executive Director of CORAF/WECARD, 7 Avenue Bourguiba, Dakar, Senegal not later than the 13th July 2017 at 11:00 GMT.
- CORAF/WECARD Executive Secretariat reserves the right to accept or reject any or all of the EoI or annul the EoI process at any stage without assigning any reason(s) whatsoever and without incurring any liability to the affected applicants(s). For more information, you will find attached the terms of reference of the mission.
Dr Abdou TENKOUANO
Executive Director of CORAF/WECARD