Request for Expression of Interest: Agribusiness Intervention Consultancy

Date of Posting: 05.11.2019

Closing Date:    11.11.2019

Contract Type: Consultancy for feasibility study & demonstration plot in schools mid term evaluation

Starting date:                As soon as possible

Organizational Background

Partners for Integrated Growth and Development (pigad) is supporting smallholder farmers to produce and market eggs using market led approaches. Currently, pigad is implementing an agribusiness development intervention in three districts of Mashonaland East Province with a targeted outreach of 3300 smallholder poultry producers including youths. The programme is being facilitated by Help from Germany, supported and financed by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). The organization was established in 2014 to empower communities through relief, rehabilitation and developmental programmes in both urban and rural communities.

Purpose of Consultancy

The consultancy will start with an evaluation of the current Layer Demonstration Plots in Schools project so as to assess the qualitative impact this intervention has brought to the communities. The assignment will also involve a detailed feasibility study of the possibility of replication of the current agribusiness intervention in the current area of operation and additional targeted areas.

Duration of work

The duration of the assignment will be 10- 12 days. The consultant must ensure that the whole process of the survey work that includes preparation, development of the survey tools, testing and reviewing of the tools, actual field work, data analysis, and writing of the report to pigad can be completed within this time frame.

Qualifications

The consulting firm/ evaluation team should come with the following different mix of qualifications and skills:

  • Higher university degree in Agriculture, Social Work or related studies
  • Proven experience in conducting quality feasibility studies, evaluations and assessing agribusiness development programmes.
  • Excellent attention to detail and evidence of quality outputs from previous assignments.
  • Strong analytical and research skills
  • Extensive experience in agribusiness interventions

Application Procedure

Interested individual consultants or Consultant Firms are invited to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) with detailed CVs for delivery of the assignment to reception@pigad.co.zw  before or on the 11th of November 2019.

NB: pigad believes in equal opportunities for all hence women and youths are encouraged to apply.

The detailed Terms of Reference for the feasibility study will be furnished to the successful candidate.

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