NORWEGIAN CHURCH AID
MAKING AGRICULTURE A BUSINESS PROJECT – MID-TERM REVIEW
The Zambia Joint Country Programme (JCP) is a consortium of two international faith-based Non-governmental Organisations comprising Norwegian Church Aid (NCA) and Dan Church Aid (DCA). NCA is the lead agency. JCP works closely with a range of faith-based and secular partners in Zambia within two overall strategic pillars of Gender Justice and Economic Justice. In 2017, JCP with Christian Aid Zambia as the lead agency and Churches Health Associations of Zambia (CHAZ) as the implementing partner, was awarded a grant from the Scottish government to facilitate economic growth through agriculture and enterprise development. The grant was to finance a project called Making Agriculture a Business (MAB). The aim of this project is to realise the potential of small-scale farmers/ entrepreneurs as champions of economic development in the three districts of Chisamba, Kapiri Mposhi, and Mumbwa in Central Province, Zambia. The initial target beneficiaries are 4000 farmers and entrepreneurs, the project implementation is ongoing from 2017 up until 2022.
JCP is looking for a qualified organisation or team of consultants to undertake the Mid-term Review of the MAB Project in the project areas of Nangoma, Chipembi, Mounde, and St. Paul’s Mulungushi all of Central province. The Main objective of the Mid Term Review is to take stock of results that have been achieved so far against the set milestones in the result framework. The review will test assumptions, achievements, lessons learnt, best practices and bring out challenges experienced by the project to date to inform future programming. Additionally, the review will test whether the Theory of Change is being realised in bringing out the envisaged change and with the allocated resources. It will evaluate the performance of key stakeholders to realign their role in the project.
Scope of Work
Specifically, the review shall evaluate:
- The extent to which the MAB design and approach is creating change as envisioned in the project’s result framework.
- Test the assumptions upon which the Theory of Change is premised to determine whether they are holding true.
- Consider the challenges and any reasons why changes are not being brought about (if this is the case).
- Document stories of change, best practice and lessons arising from the project so far.
- Assess the sustainability of both the intervention, and the changes brought about by the intervention, offering suggestions on how to ensure change could be maintained following the end of the funding period.
- Asses the resilience/capacities of the design to withstand shocks and stresses such as COVID-19 during and after project implementation.
- Identify and Assess anticipated risks and the extent to which such risks have been mitigated.
The following outputs are expected:
- Inception report detailing a proposed methodology, risk and mitigation strategy, and approach to managing data to be approved.
- Mid-Term Review Plan including data collection tools to be reviewed and approved.
- A draft Mid-Term Review report for review
- Validation workshop at which findings and recommendations shall be presented to NCA-CA, CHAZ and stakeholders
- A final Mid-Term Review report (no more than 25 pages in length, excluding annexes)
Qualifications/Applied skills/and expertise
University degree in a relevant field, preferably Agriculture, Economics, Development Studies, or other Social Sciences. Post graduate education is an added advantage.
Recent experience with climate change adaptation and mitigation in the agriculture sector; Competence in adaptive management of community schemes and livelihoods, as applied to Climate Change Adaptation; and an understanding of the agriculture sector in Zambia
In-depth knowledge and experience on research methods (household survey, key informant interviews and focus group discussions, participatory methods).
Knowledge of and familiarity with Zambian context
Fluent in both oral and written English and at least two of the following local languages, namely Bemba, Nyanja, and Tonga.
Knowledge of JCP thematic programme of Climate Smart Economic Empowerment, shall be an asset
Excellent Analytical, Communication and Report writing skills
Interested individual /consultants who meet the requirements must submit Expression of Interest (EOI) which should include the following:
Bidders should submit technical and financial proposals separately by clearly marking them as such, in both hard and soft copy form.
Demonstrated previous experience
Bids must be accompanied by certificates of registration for companies, VAT clearance, TPIN Registration Certificate and any other supporting letter/s concerning whether they have paid the taxes for government.
Bidders should submit their offers in wax-sealed envelopes to JCP’s Procurement Officer/Office Receptionist on or before 9th October,2020 or email on [email protected]
Bidders must submit two (2) copy of the proposal, original and a copy, marking them as such to: – JCP Zambia, Leopards Hill Road C/13/488a P.O. Box 30703, Kabulonga. Lusaka Zambia Telephone: +26 (0) 211 264 540/ +26 (0) 260 976, Fax: +26 (0) 211 260 974
Send your EOI by email to: [email protected]
Deadline: 9th October,2020 at 17:00hrs Local Zambia Time.
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