Job Title:Consultancy – Annual Data Collection & Review
Organisation: Farm Africa
Duty Station: No fixed duty station – data collection to take place in KaramojaReports To: Chief of Party – Livestock for Livelihoods
Farm Africa is an innovative charity that reduces poverty in rural eastern Africa by helping farmers grow more, sell more and sell for more: we help farmers to not only boost yields, but also gain access to markets, and add value to their produce. We place a high priority on environmental sustainability and develop approaches that help farmers to improve their yields and incomes without degrading their natural resources. Our programmes vary hugely, ranging from helping crops farmers to boost harvests, livestock keepers to improve animal health and productivity, and forest coffee growers to reach export markets, but core to all of them is a focus on the financial sustainability of the farmers’ businesses and environmental sustainability.
Farm Africa Uganda is seeking a consultant or consultancy firm to carry out an annual data collection and review exercise (including a household survey) for our Livestock for Livelihoods programme in Karamoja
This annual check-in will consist of primary data collection, but also of collating and analysing data gathered in Uganda by Farm Africa and partners to date.
This process will assess the progress made by the L4L project in Uganda against the set indicator milestones after one year of implementation.
All evidence gathered should be used to propose any changes that need to be made to the project design, theory of change and logframe.
The process should also assess contextual factors which may affect the indicator values, project results and approach; and propose recommendations.
L4L is implemented in the following four districts of Karamoja; Moroto, Kotido, Napak and Nakapirpirit.
Full details can be found in the Terms of Reference for the assignment.
Qualifications and Required Competencies
The project is looking for a consultant, a firm or a team of consultants with experience in conducting HH surveys in complex projects.
Therefore, applicants should detail in their bid exactly how they will manage the different components of the project.
Applications from consultancies will be assessed on their ability to demonstrate the following qualifications and competencies:
Essential· Extensive knowledge and experience in carrying out HH surveys for (complex) projects, with a focus on livelihoods-related interventions·
Experience in conducting studies in Uganda.·
Relevant academic qualifications in numerical subject such as Mathematics, Economics, Statistics, etc.·
Relevant practical experience in conducting surveys on agricultural, livestock & nutrition or gender programmes·
Strong analytical (experience conducting data analysis), facilitation and communication skills·
Excellent reporting and presentation skills·
Fluency in spoken and written English·
The right to work in Uganda·
Experience in securing research approvals in Uganda.
Desirable· Candidates with demonstrable academic and practical experience in Animal Science (Livestock), and gender will be preferred·
Previous knowledge of conducting the surveys outlined in the methodology·
Fluency in Karamojong·
Experience conducting data analysis in Microsoft Excel
Where applicants fail to meet any of the above criteria, for example, fluency in Karamojong or experience in livestock, gender or nutrition, the proposal should state how they expect to overcome this e.g. additional team members, translation services etc.
Application ProcessAll applications must be made using the Technical & Financial Proposal templates contained in the Terms of Reference
All documents must be submitted by email to our ‘sealed’ email address [email protected] by Sunday 3rd November 2019 – 6.00pm EAT. The email subject line should clearly indicate ‘L4L Annual Data Collection & Review’.
Farm Africa has a zero tolerance policy to fraud, bribery and corruption. If you have any concerns with regards to the way in which this work is being awarded please contact:Rachel Beckett – Country Director Uganda – 0775 192 359 – [email protected]
Sunday 3rd November 2019 – 6.00pm EAT