SNV, Netherlands Development Organization, is Dutch based, non-for profit foreign charity operating in Ethiopia since the 1970s. SNV has gone through many phases and evolutions in its 53-year history. This has enabled us to remain relevant in a changing world. We have a great complement of nearly 1,300 staff in our 28 offices around the world in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. We aspire to scale our impact. To step up to solidify our position as a premium organization. We will remain a global organization with a local presence (rather than a loose association of country outfits). Currently SNV Ethiopia is working in the eight+ regional states of Ethiopia which includes– Addis Ababa, Afar, Somali, Gambella, Benishangul, SNNPR, Oromia, Amhara and Tigray regional states, providing technical assistance and program implementation in the major 3 sectors including Agriculture, WASH and Energy. SNV is an open and learning organization focusses on improving the lives of Ethiopian Need people through best practices in the value chain, market, and youth and gender. Through its work in agriculture, SNV in Ethiopia supports the development of number of value chains such as milk and milk products, honey and beeswax, oilseeds and edible oil, fruit and pulses, livestock and horticulture. This takes a value chain development approach, with special focus on improving access to sustainable markets for smallholder farmers and by developing business-to-business relations and improving business development services.
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Building Rural Income through inclusive Dairy business Growth in Ethiopia [BRIDGE] Project is a five year dairy sector transformation project implemented by the consortium of SNV Ethiopia and WUR and fully funded by the Embassy of Kingdom of the Netherlands in Ethiopia. The project is implemented in partnership with the respective regions BoFED, Livestock & Fisheries Resources Development Bureaus, Cooperative Promotion Agencies and other relevant sector offices.
BRIDGE works on all components of dairy value chain, from production up to end market , including consumption of nutritious foods and focusing on smallholder dairy farmers, besides medium and big farmers and other key actors of the dairy sector. The project builds on the experience of EDGET (SNV) and DairyBISS (WUR) projects implemented from 2013-2018.
The project intends to focus on five dairy clusters in four regions in Ethiopia: Oromia, Amhara, SNNP and Tigray regions with a total number of 39 targeted woredas. The project will target 120,000 dairy farmers in the five dairy clusters. The nutrition component will be implemented in selected 26 woredas targeting 24,000 HHs. (Both dairy & non-dairy producers). Other project end users target will be defined in due course.
The project aims at contributing to the impact result “improved dairy sector performance in Ethiopia” through achieving the following outcome results areas:
1. Improved milk production;
2. Improved milk collection, processing & marketing;
3. Improved dietary diversity, including dairy products, of women of reproductive age (Dairy
producers & non-dairy producers rural consumers)
4. Improved enabling environment
The BRIDGE project started on 15 September 2018 and ends at 31 December 2023. Currently the project is in its start-up phase and intends to conduct a baseline study by hiring a competent independent international consultancy (with local counterpart) through a competitive tender.
OBJECTIVE OF THE ASSIGNMENT
The project baseline survey has the following objectives:-
1. To capture the initial situation prior to implementation and establish bench mark for periodical performance measurement, mid-term & final evaluation of the project results.
2. To better inform project implementation so that the implementing project team will have improved information to refine the intervention design, strategies and measurement plan.
3. To assess the level of performance of the Dairy sector in Ethiopia (with particular emphasis of targeted dairy clusters/regions) in terms of Competitiveness, Inclusiveness, Resilience, Equitability, Innovation, Transparency, Sustainability, Profitability;
Requirements and selection criteria of Evaluation consultancy
The baseline assignment will be given to an international consultancy. The international consultancy should include (team up with) team of local experts or consultancy to carry out the assignment. The requirements will be as follows:
Eligibility criteria – company requirements:
1 (Inter) nationally recognized registration licence and tax registration certificate.
2. (Inter) national track record and demonstrated experience regarding baseline and project evaluation, experience on dairy and nutrition related projects in Africa.
3. Three Reference letters from donors or other organisations who commissioned project baselines, indicating how they appreciated the quality of project baseline work (for recent similar assignments accomplished).
4. Written engagement stating that the consultancy and its team members do not have any direct or indirect interest in the results of the project baseline and possible future new dairy and/ or nutrition project implementation (i.e. Organizations or individuals affiliated with these organizations, that will be competitor for dairy project implementation for Embassy of Kingdom of the Netherlands)
Selection criteria for the baseline team
1. The international team leader should have appropriate and demonstrated experience & expertise in the management of quantitative and qualitative agriculture baseline & evaluations in general and livestock baseline and evaluations in particular, in Africa. In addition the team leader should have experience in dairy sector development in East Africa;
2. The international/Ethiopian other key team member(s) should have a mixed qualification and experience in the area of livestock, smallholder dairy production and dairy sector development in Ethiopia, Nutritional Sector development, value chain development, economics/business, information technology, etc. and proven experience in handling large project baselines and evaluations;
3. The baseline team should comprise members that have knowledge & experience in gender, youth and climate change issues in agriculture value chains;
4. The consultancy should recruit qualified Ethiopian supervisors and enumerators who have proven experience in the baselines and evaluation data collection of agricultural projects in general and in livestock/dairy projects in particular;
5. Enumerators should be able to speak the local languages of the project target areas [i.e. For Oromia – Afan Oromo, for Amhara – Amharic, for SNNPR – Sidamignaa, and for Tigray – Tigrgna] and when possible English. Recruitment of qualified female enumerators is desirable. The enumerators should also be familiar with computer-assisted interview methods using tablets, smartphones and small computers.
Interested Firms can send their interest through the following email addresses and request for the detailed ToR and full package of the assignment. Mesfin Kebede <firstname.lastname@example.org>; cc: Azeb Terefe<email@example.com>.
For any questions or need for clarification on the assignment please contact Zelalem Atnaf via email address of Zelalem Atnaf, <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
All interested firms/ should submit hard copy of the technical and financial proposal in a separate envelopes marked TECHNICAL PROPOSAL, and FINANCIAL PROPOSAL.
·All submissions of interest should be sent to on or before October 31, 2019 Close of Business (5:00pm).
The Technical and Financial Proposal should be submitted to the address below
SNV Ethiopia, Human Resource Office, Africa Avenue; In front of the Millennium Hall; Next to the new Ethiopian Airlines SKY LIGHT HOTEL; 200 meter from the main road at the right side; telephone: +251 (0)11 616 6232, P.box 40675.
SNV Ethiopia reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids.