Consultancy: Mid Term Review of Rikolto's AGRI-CONNECT project

Consultancy: Mid Term Review of Rikolto's AGRI-CONNECT project

06/06/2022
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TOR: Mid Term Review for Building Inclusive and Competitive Horticulture Businesses in Tanzania’s Southern Highlands (BICHOBS)

1. Background

Rikolto is an international network organisation with over 40 years of experience in partnering with food chain stakeholders in Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America. We build bridges of trust and trade between the food industry, governments, research institutions, financial institutions and farmers’ organisations around one central question: ‘What will we eat tomorrow?’

Rikolto’s global strategy is directed towards structural changes in the agri-food system and upscaling of well-functioning practices and policies that unlock the farming potential of a critical mass of small holder farmers. Clear structural change/up-scaling agendas are agreed upon for which specific strategies and actions are developed. This is followed by design of concrete interventions in pilot chains in order to experiment, learn and build evidence to influence the agreed changes.

Rikolto in East Africa is implementing a 4-year European Union funded project, “Building Inclusive and Competitive Horticulture Businesses in Tanzania’s Southern Highlands”, which aims to improve and increase market competitiveness in the horticulture sector. The project started in June 2020 and will end in May 2024 covering the regions of Iringa, Katavi, Njombe, Mbeya and Songwe in the Southern Highlands of Tanzania,

We are currently looking for a consultant(s) to conduct the Mid Term Review to measure the progress and lessons learnt for programme adjustments during for the remaining 2 years of programme implementation. The consultant will work under supervision of the Rikolto evaluation team to collect data that measure the progress of relevant indicators included in the project log frame from farmers through desk reviews, individuals’ interviews, focus group discussions and some key informants in each region, such as extension officers, traders, other value chain actors, district authorities, ministry agriculture, EU Technical Advisory Team (TAT) and European Development Fund (EDF) support unit at the Ministry of Finance.

2. Objective of the Mid Term Review

The purpose of this the mid-term review is to review the implementation of the BICHOBS project since its inception. The mid-term review is geared towards promoting project performance improvement, accountability, learning and evidence-based decision making and management. In particular, the review will assess results achieved to date in comparison with the performance indicators outlined in the project Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning framework. It will also draw lessons and make recommendations for enhancing project implementation and performance. Specifically, the review aiming at: 1) reviewing the effectiveness and efficiency of the project design and strategy in relation to achieving the planned outcomes and impact during the 1st half of the implementation of the 4 year programme; 2) reviewing the level of achievements, sustainability and relevance of the project outputs, outcomes, impacts as well as adoptions of different pilot interventions 3) generating lessons from the implementations and suggest the necessary adjustments required during the remaining two years of the programme implementation.

3. Application Instructions

Qualified candidates (either Individual Consultants or Consultants Firm) are invited to submit their Technical and Financial proposal with the following documents:

  • Cover letter;
  • CV of proposed consultant teams including reference details of previous clients;
  • References with detailed contact address of at least 3 organizations in which the consulting firm provided similar services recently, and;
  • Samples of 2-3 similar previous work pieces (assessment/survey/baseline survey/evaluation).

Send your proposal via email to eastafrica [at] rikolto.org by 23rd June 2022 and indicate the source of advertisement and the title of the survey in the subject line.

TOR in pdf format

Please read the full terms of reference thoroughly before submitting your proposal to ensure your proposal is eligible and includes all required documents.