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Call for proposals for a Social Return on Investment Study of Farm Africa's Maendeleo Agricultural Enterprise Fund intervention delivered to PRICON in Uganda

As part of our commitment to ensuring a holistic understanding of how change is created within the interventions we employ in our programmes, Farm Africa is inviting expressions of interest from individuals or organisations with the relevant expertise to undertake a study into the social value that the MAEF project created working with PRICON.

Through employing the Social Return on Investment methodology developed by Social Value UK, the study will answer the following:

  • To what extent can Farm Africa demonstrate that the MAEF challenge fund intervention extended to PRICON, has delivered added benefit and value to SMEs, smallholder farmers, participating groups, communities and partners and others if applicable?
  • To what extent can this be considered an effective use of invested resources?
  • To what extent has the MAEF intervention with PRICON delivered value for money?
  • To what extent has the MAEF intervention incorporated learning to improve subsequent/current programming?

Sub-questions:

  1. To what extent can the SROI methodology feasibly be applied given available documentation and information, as well as the context and various stages employed by the MAEF project?
  2. What are the challenges in this regard?
  3. How could Farm Africa’s monitoring and evaluation system be adjusted to better facilitate socio-economic cost benefit analysis in future?

We anticipate that this assignment will take approximately 11 weeks, including some field work, and will be concluded by 30 December 2016. Bids will be assessed on a) understanding of the brief, b) appropriateness and credibility of approach, c) skills, knowledge and experience of contractor(s) and d) value for money.

To submit your Expression of Interest, please review the Call for Tender and ensure submission of the requested documentation to Naomi Leach, naomil@farmafrica.org by close of play on 30 September 2016.

 


 

Ex-post impact evaluation on Farm Africa’s Participatory Forest Management project

Farm Africa has been working in three sites in Ethiopia including Bonga in SNNPR, Chilimo and Borena in Oromia Regional State to ensure environmental sustainability through participatory forest management systems.  Farm Africa is now commissioning an ex-post evaluation of this project to ascertain the extent to which any changes brought about by the project are still detectable in the targeted areas and explore what worked well and less well in ensuring the sustainability of such changes.

The evaluation should cover the following:

  • Is there evidence that the objectives achieved by the project (according to the original end of project evaluation) have been sustained and to what extent can this be attributed to the project?
  • What changes have taken place in the community since the end of the project,  and to what extent these have complemented, strengthened or nullified the project’s achievements
  • To what extent have women’s roles in decision making (particularly in relation to NRM) changed as a result of the project and can still be seen today? What factors were instrumental in supporting or hindering changes in these roles after the termination of the project?
  • Has anything else changed in the external environment which has been a crucial influencer (positive or negative) to project results?
  • Which livelihoods interventions introduce by the project have continued to be practiced and have sustained their contribution to household income? To what extent has integration of reproductive health interventions (in Bonga) contributed to PFM interventions?
  • Assess the extent to which the project as a whole, and which particular activities represented good value for money in consideration of the sustainability of outcomes.

We expect that this evaluation will take approximately three months – for more details on the project deliverables and for details of how to apply please see the terms of reference for this project. Expressions of interest should be submitted to Tenna Shitarek (tennas@farmafrica.org) and Laura Hughston (laurah@farmafrica.org) by close of business on 10 October 2016.