Background to Nascent Solutions
Nascent is an African women-led international development organization founded in 2004. Our mission is to harness the creative entrepreneurial skills of beneficiaries and strengthen their capacity to champion the development agenda of their communities. Nascent has mobilized resources and implemented programs in food security, nutrition, education, and maternal and child health, impacting the lives of over 5 million people in several African countries. For more information visit our website atwww.nascents.org.
Call for Expression of Interest for External Evaluation Services
Nascent Solutions is interested in responding to the anticipated FY2020 Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food for Progress (FFPr) program for Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana and Nigeria. In response to this solicitation, Nascent is inviting expressions of interest from experienced evaluation firms to support its bid for the FFPr call.
Scope of Work
Nascent is looking for an evaluation services firm which can:
- Author a 12-page (maximum) Evaluation Plan for the proposal, detailing the following for a baseline survey, midterm evaluation, and final evaluation in 2021-2025:
· Objectives and audience
· Key questions
· Methodology and potential sampling sizes
· Evaluation management
· Alignment with USDA’s Food for Progress learning agenda
As a potential partner, the firm would complete this task without compensation.
- If Nascent’s bid is successful, the firm will conduct the three evaluations (baseline, midterm, final) in 2021, 2023, and 2025. The firm will be compensated for this task based upon a mutually-agreed budget.
How to apply
Expression of Interest Application
Interested service providers should respond to this call by submitting a (maximum)2-page capacity statementincluding technical experience in designing and conducting evaluations in the agriculture sector, preferably in west Africa.
The expression of interest (including 3 relevant references) should be submitted to Recruitment@nascents.org by20 April 2020. The email should have the subject line “Evaluation EOI-FFPr”.
All inquiries and requests for information regarding this call for expression of interest should be directed to Patrick Gallagher, Director of Monitoring and Evaluation, at email@example.com by16 April 2020.