Recruitment of individual consultants to conduct the TARSPro project baseline study



Recruitment of individual consultants to conduct the TARSPro project baseline study


Opening date : 12 July 2021

Closing date : 26 July 2021


CEI N° 24-2021


The West and Central African Council for Agricultural Research and Development (CORAF) signed, on November 30, 2020, a partnership agreement with the Swiss Development and Cooperation Directorate (SDC) for the implementation of a program called Agricultural Technologies and Innovations Scaling Up Project for Increasing the Resilience of Production Systems and Family Farms in West and Central Africa (TARSPro). The TARSPro program was developed to deploy, among family farms, the innumerable technologies, innovations and knowledge that research has developed over the past ten years to meet the challenges of climate change, population growth, ‘increased urbanization leading to a change in diet. The overall objective or even the impact of TARSPro is to ensure food, nutritional and economic security for the populations of the countries targeted by the project countries. The long term effect targeted throughout the project will therefore be (i) To increase the resilience of the food production system of at least 2 million producers / processors, 50% of whom are women and 60 % of young people in the 5 target countries and more than 10 million indirect beneficiaries. (ii) To sustainably satisfy the demand for know-how (technologies and innovations) of at least 40% of family farms affected by the project intervention: (iii) To ensure a coalition and a synergy of actions of the actors of agricultural transformation. This project will cover 5 West and Central African countries (Benin, Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger and Chad).

The objective of this call for expressions of interest is to conceptualize a baseline study in line with the planned results of the project and conduct the survey to provide a good basis for monitoring project results and impact assessments.

As part of this study, CORAF is recruiting a senior consultant (Team Leader) and junior consultants preferably in each of the countries where the TARSPro project is implemented (Benin, Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger and Chad).

The tasks to be performed as well as other information are detailed in the attached terms of reference.

Interested consultants can obtain further information by sending correspondence by email to the following address:

Individual consultants will be recruited on a competitive basis according to the rules contained in the CORAF Administrative, Financial and Accounting Procedures Manual according to the qualification criteria in the attached terms of reference.

Consultants interested in this call must submit an expression of interest and a detailed CV outlining their aptitude to carry out the assignment, specifying the position and the country for which they are applying, to, by July 26, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. GMT at the latest


CORAF Executive Director