Since its inception, AFSA has been developing strategic plans to guide its programmes, fundraising and strategic engagement to ensure the realisation of its mandate. In 2020, AFSA launched the 3rd strategic plan for five years, (2020-2024). The plan aims at strengthening AFSA struggle in the transition to agroecology and food sovereignty. The strategic plan has four key programme priority areas namely, Transitioning to Agroecology for Climate Action; Strengthening Farmer-Managed Seed Systems; Strengthening Community Voices for Land Rights and Healthy Soils, and Mobilizing Citizens Support for Sustainable Food & Nutrition Systems.
At the commencement of the current strategic plan (2020-2024), an in-depth baseline survey was conducted by AFSA which provided clear performance targets and indicators of the plan.
The current strategic plan is in its third year of implementation, and it was envisaged that the strategic plan is to be reviewed mid-way to assess the progress made towards achieving its planned objectives, the effectiveness of the guiding and advocacy principles.
Premised on the above, the AFSA is in the process of hiring a service of a consultant to undertake the midterm evaluation of her current strategic plan (2020-2024). The overall objective of the Mid-Term Review (MTR) is to assess the progress of AFSA strategic plan 2020-2024. It will highlight outcomes, impacts (if any), issues, lessons and challenges affecting effective implementation of the Strategic Plan and recommend changes where necessary.
As a result, a competent individual or firm with demonstrated experience in undertaking similar work at country or regional level, investigative research, writing, and publication is encouraged to apply. Experience in using principles focussed evaluation and the Outcome Harvesting method for evaluation is desirable. The consultant(s) must be able to cover both anglophone and francophone countries.
The assignment is for a period of 30 working days and in any case, the consultant shall not exceed 30th of October 2022 to complete the assignment.
Eligible consultants are invited to submit technical and financial proposals by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5:00 pm (East Africa Time) on 18th July 2022. The email should indicate ‘AFSA Strategic Plan: Midterm Review’ in the subject line.