Recruitment of a consultant to train CORAF impact assessment practitioners’ network in impact evaluation

CALL FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST

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Recruitment of a consultant to train CORAF impact assessment practitioners’ network in impact evaluation

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Opening Date: June 10, 2021

Closing Date: June 24, 2021

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CEI No. 17-2021

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In June 2017, the USAID awarded CORAF to facilitate the implementation of a program named Partnership for Agricultural Research, Education and Development (PAIRED) in West Africa (WA). The PAIRED is being implemented through three interdependent components: (i) CORAF capacity strengthened for effective coordination of agricultural research and development, (ii) Innovative scaling framework for Agri-input T&Is established in WA and (iii) Use of quality Agri-inputs in WA increased.

PAIRED Program primarily aims at undertaking systemic reforms that will improve the efficiency, effectiveness, and professionalism of CORAF to move the organization towards becoming a stellar instrument for regional coordination of agricultural research, and to put it on a path to financial stability and sustainability. The reforms will result in a solid and resilient organization with a new strategic orientation capable of providing a high-quality, demand-led package of core services. This will be supported by a dynamic marketing and communication strategy and effective resource mobilization plan, within a robust technical and fiduciary accountability framework.

PAIRED which aims to sustainably improve agricultural productivity and food security and alleviate poverty will encourage establishment of innovative scaling framework for Agri-input Technologies and Innovations and promote the use of quality agri-input in West Africa. The Program will foster a progressively conducive policy environment for technology generation, dissemination and use across the region and beyond that will impact positively on agricultural productivity and food security.

CORAF is in the process of establishing a regional community of practice in impact assessment composed by socio-economists from NARIs in West and Central Africa to build an impact assessment practitioners’ network. Therefore, and in accordance with PAIRED FY2021 workplan, CORAF is seeking a regional consultant to strengthen the capacities of the impact assessment practitioners’ network.

The tasks to be performed and other information related to the conduct of the mission are detailed in the terms of reference attached.

The Executive Director of CORAF invites Consultants with the qualifications demanded as indicated in the terms of reference to express their interest in this call by providing evidence that they are qualified to perform such services.

The Consultant will be selected in accordance with the rules set out in the Manual of Administrative, Financial and Accounting Procedures of CORAF.

Additional information can be obtained from the CORAF Executive Secretariat by sending correspondence to Zinsou E. Kpavode, z.kpavode@coraf.org.

Consultants interested in this call must submit an Expression of Interest (EoI) and a detailed CV to procurement@coraf.org highlighting their suitability based on the criteria mentioned in the attached TOR, not later than June 24, 2021 at 5:00 pm GMT.

Dr Abdou TENKOUANO

Executive Director of CORAF