Evaluation of the EU Support to the National Sugar Adaptation Strategy in Kenya
Evaluation of the EU Support to the National Sugar Adaptation Strategy in Kenya (AAP 2007 & AAP 2009)
Assignment Title: Evaluation of the EU Support to the National Sugar Adaptation Strategy in Kenya (AAP 2007 & AAP 2009)
The main objective of this assignment is to provide the Government of Kenya and the European Union with an independent and reliable assessment about the overall performance of the Accompanying Measures for Sugar Protocol Countries – AAP 2007 and AAP 2009 for Kenya in supporting the Sugar Sector, paying particularly attention to the impact of the program actions against its objectives.
The final evaluation will provide the decision-makers in the Government of Kenya, the relevant external co-operation services of the European Union and the wider public with sufficient information to:
a) Whether the design of the programme and its components have been appropriate in response to the needs of the Sugar Sector in Kenya;
b) Make an overall independent assessment about the performance of the programme and related projects, paying particular attention to the impact of the component actions against its objectives and the expected results;
c) Identify key lessons and propose practical recommendations for follow-up actions, in particular regarding the implementation of the Accompanying Measures for Sugar Protocol Countries – AAP 2012 for Kenya.
Common Minimum requirement to all experts
The proposed team members must have a good understanding of social and economic characteristics of Kenya in general; and a thorough knowledge of business skills for full understanding of the larger players in the Kenyan sugar sector, as well as development skills (including farm economics, social issues) to assess issues related to the smallholder sugarcane growers.
At least one of the experts is fully conversant with the principles and working methods of project cycle management and EU aid delivery methods;
International Agricultural Economist (Team Leader) – Category I
- University degree, preferably at Masters’ degree level or equivalent, in agricultural economics, rural development or a related field of study.
- A relevant post-graduate degree for this assignment will be favoured;
- At least 10 years of experience in rural development, land reform, project management, financial and economic analysis of agricultural projects (including environmental and social soundness and institutional assessment), institutional development.
- At least 50% experience should be from work in sub-Saharan Africa;
- Proven knowledge of the sugar sector with a minimum of four separate expertise contracts including sector wide assessments
- Proven ability to conduct evaluation studies of agricultural projects with at least three experiences in programme evaluation as a team leader in the last five years in rural development programmes;
- Recent (past five years) experience in the sugar value chain in Eastern/Southern Africa will be an advantage.
- University degree, preferably at Masters’ degree level or equivalent, in agriculture, rural development or a related field of study;
- The person must have at least 10 years of experience with the sugar sector in developing countries, and substantial experience in sugar cane in particular
- Experience with farmer’s organizations and a thorough understanding of environmental issues in relation to sugar cane cultivation and sugar production.
- Experience with gender, social, economic and poverty issues is essential, but also with extension, particularly relating to the outgrower farmers;
- Recent (past five years) and diversified experience in the sugar sector in Eastern/Southern Africa, including experience with outgrower schemes;
- Experience with the EU Sugar Accompanying Measures in Eastern and/or Southern Africa will be an advantage.
All application to be received via [email protected] latest 20th Sept 2013.
NB: Only Qualified experts are requested to apply and shortlisted candidates will be contacted.