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CABI (Centre for Agriculture and Biosciences International) is an international not-for-profit organization that improves people’s lives worldwide by providing information and applying scientific expertise to solve problems in agriculture and the environment.

Hiring of Consultants/Firms

Pakistan
Full Time

Job Overview

The applicants send their technical and financial proposals to: cabi.cwa@cabi.org with a CC to d.romney@cabi.org not later than October 10th, 2017. Proposals should include short CVs (no more than 3 pages of all proposed principal investigators (PIs). Click below link for TOR's and details https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B3OqoejqaFEFQ1JDUDBybmZMemc?usp=sharing

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Sep 29, 2017
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Sep 29, 2017

Since 2012 CAB International has been working in partnership with the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) to implement trainings and capacity building activities with farmers in Mirpurkhas and Sanghar Districts of Sindh. The project aims to deliver social, environmental and economic aspects according to a set of standards laid out by BCI related to crop production (including: crop protection and safe use of pesticide; water management and optimisation of water use; soil management to enhance soil fertility; habitat and biodiversity conservation and; management of fibre at harvesting and storing to minimise contamination and damage.

The successful applicant will be expected to deliver the following:

  1. An inception  report  including: a  review  of  existing  literature; an outline of expected social, environmental and economic outcomes as a result of CABI interventions using the BCI methodology; detailed methodology (including key questions, methods, design and work plan); explanation of how findings will be gender disaggregated; study report outline, indicators and tools
  2. Timely and quality field data collected as agreed in the inception report.
  3. Final study report clearly describing qualitative and quantitative findings on;
    1. Changes at the level of households (farmers and labourers), middlemen, direct buyers and ginners
    2. Impact on the agencies of social and economic change
    3. Services and funding models for future support to ensure BCI standards compliance
    4. PowerPoint slides containing salient data and findings of study report
    5. High resolution pictures (soft copies) showing programme activities on the ground.

Methodology

The study design must utilise quantitative and qualitative data collection techniques. Field surveys, observations, Key Informant Interviews and or Focussed Group Discussion tools can be used with sampled population in identified areas. This methodology should be treated as only an indicative idea on research. Applicants are welcomed to propose robust ideas for research which are local relevant and practical to implement. Final methodology and related tools can be agreed in consultation with the selected consultants at the inception phase of this study.

Timeline

Technical and Financial proposals submitted              10th Oct, 2017

Contract signing                                                                 20th Oct, 2017

Inception report submission                                            5th Nov, 2017

Draft report submitted                                                      5th December

Final draft report submitted                                            15th December

Ready to print/publish report                                         26th December

 

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