SNV is a not-for-profit international development organization with long-term, local presence in more than 30 of the poorest countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Our team of local and international advisors work with local partners to equip communities, businesses and organisations with the tools, knowledge and connections they need to increase their incomes and gain access to basic services – empowering them to break the cycle of poverty and guide their own development across three sectors: Agriculture, Renewable Energy and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH).
2.0 About the project
The INCREASE project (Increased Climate Resilience in Energy & Agriculture Systems and Entrepreneurship) has evolved from both lessons learned and achievements in two earlier Sida-funded projects on climate smart agriculture and renewable energy (biogas).
Sustainable Integrated Land Management Solutions (SILMS) was essentially tasked to promote climate-smart agriculture (CSA) practices in districts of Eastern Province targeting over 20,000 smallholder farmers. Energy for Agriculture (E4A) focussed on securing household energy for cooking and fertiliser needs targeting to install 4575 biodigesters. These two projects under SNV, have individually offered convincing evidence of the various aspects that contribute to resilience. Bringing the achievements of the projects together will expedite the foundations for sustainable farming and value chains. Biogas and bioslurry are more relevant than ever for diversification of sustainable energy options and conservation type farming. They have enormous growth potential in Zambia as hydro-carbons are being phased out, alternatives to wood fuel become more pressing and the agricultural sector is moving away from chemicals and more towards organic farming.
The project is to be implemented for the period of three (3) years starting from January 2020 to 31st December 2022. It will cover Eastern, Central, Copper belt, Lusaka and Southern provinces, initially targeting to reach 11,300 small Holder farmers in cotton, dairy and horticulture value chains. The project aims at increasing the social, economic and environmental resilience and equity in agriculture and energy systems, through strengthening the adaptive capacity of agricultural and energy systems.
3.0 The project’s overall objective
To contribute towards increased social, economic and environmental resilience and equity in agricultural and energy systems for 11,300 Small Holder Farmers (SHF).
3.1 Project outcomes;
The Increase project will be implemented under the following three key outcomes;
- The Income, food and energy security for men, women and youth farmers has improved.
- Increased business /VC performance through CS investments in agriculture, water and RE
The performance of the enabling environment for identifying, developing and scaling of markets for CSA, water and RE practices (including OYE) has improved.
4.0 Purpose of the Baseline Survey
The baseline study is intended to provide social, economic and environmental data at the beginning of the project. The survey acts as an accompaniment to the quantitative and qualitative data that is also recommended when implementing a project for the first time at the beginning of the project. This should help to identify any major issues and provide some insights into the opinions of the community in relation to the cotton, dairy and horticulture value chains. The baseline results will point to how best the project will be rolled out and set priorities of the project at the sometime providing information that acts as a benchmark for measuring project success or failure. The study must clearly produce information that will be used to direct and guide the implementation of the project.
7.0 Requirements of the consultant
The evaluation is to be done by a local consultant/firm with a team composition of 2-3 individuals with a mix of expertise in Agriculture, Natural resources, Agribusiness, Climate change, Renewable Energy and Integrated Water Resources Management.
Lead Consultant (14 days). Preferably at PhD level. He/she should have strong experience in evaluation of agriculture, climate change and market support programmes as well as excellent analytical, communication, team management and communication skills (verbal and written). He/she should have 7 years of demonstrated experience in impact evaluations and practical experience in qualitative and quantitative research methodology, evaluation design and implementation.
Associate Consultants: (27 days). Minimum of a Master’s degree in the relevant field. They should collectively have strong expertise in Agriculture, Climate Change, Renewable energy, Demography, Information technology. They should have good interpersonal skills, ability to work effectively as part of a team, good analytical and experience in the appropriate range of methodologies needed for the study.
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Submission of proposal:
Interested Consultants or firms are requested to submit:
1. A technical proposal detailing their interpretation of the TOR, proposed methodology including sampling framework, work schedule and proposed budget;
2. A capability statement demonstrating how they meet the required qualifications and competencies;
3. Copies of all relevant Curriculum Vitae (CVs). Only CVs for the specific individuals that will form the proposed survey team should be included; two references (including one from your last client/employer).
Please apply by clicking on the I’m Interested button and complete your application in our in-house recruitment system before 25th June 2020.
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