Jun 8, 2022
Call Extended! Consultancy to Carry Out an External Evaluation of the AWARD Strategic Plan

African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) seeks to conduct an external evaluation on the effectiveness of its current strategy and areas of work since inception, to take stock of achievements, and identify gaps, challenges, opportunities, and lessons that will be used as a foundation for the next strategic plan development. The primary focus of the evaluation will be the current Strategic Plan (2017-2022) and the previous Strategic Plans since the inception of AWARD to distill lessons and identify strategic focus areas as an input into the new Strategic Plan (2023–2027).

The evaluation will have the following specific objectives:

  • Assess the appropriateness of AWARD’s strategy – short, medium, and long-term priorities, and objectives for the achievement of AWARD’s mission
  • Assess the relevance, efficiency, effectiveness, impact, coherence, and sustainability of the programmatic areas of the Strategic Plan in terms of delivering quality services and interventions to the beneficiaries
  • Assess AWARD’s programmatic areas (AWARD Fellowships, GRARD, ATU, GAIA) relevance and performance and identify areas of improvement in terms of implementation modalities, portfolio management, M&E, knowledge management, partnerships, and resources mobilization as stated in the strategic plan
  • Assess the transition and coherence of the program from the previous Strategic Plan to the current Strategic Plan
  • Identify issues, challenges, and lessons and provide strategic conclusions and recommendations, including important programmatic elements and structural and management considerations for the next strategic plan, considering the changing landscape
  • Make recommendations on strategic priorities for AWARD’s next strategic plan

Key Documents for further reference

Detailed Request for Proposal

Detailed Terms of Reference

The application deadline is June 24, 2022, and any inquiry about this consultancy should be addressed to AWARDdirector@cgiar.org. We will acknowledge all applications, but we will only contact short-listed candidates.




African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD). Hosted by World Agroforestry Centre, United Nations Avenue, Gigiri. P.O Box 30677-00100 Nairobi, Kenya.

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