Service provider to implement an impact assessment

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The University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU) is calling for tenders, in order to select a service provider to implement an impact assessment within the project “AQUAHUB II – Education and Research Hubs for the Sustainable Management of Freshwater Ecosystems in Eastern Africa”, which is funded by the Austrian Development Cooperation (ADC).

AQUAHUB builds on a project history of >40 years and is strategically focussing on the support of capacity development processes in the Eastern African region at the individual, institutional and networking level. Targeted are Eastern African institutions which train academic professionals, carry-out relevant research/extension activities and contribute to the development of evidence-based policies towards the sustainable management of freshwater ecosystems and it’s services.

The purpose of the assignment is to promote organisational learning and to support decision making at the both strategic and operational level – hence, capturing both the learning, as well as the steering dimension. The assignment serves to assess in how far outcomes have been achieved and whether the contributions to the overarching impacts are plausible. Furthermore, the assignment should enhance the understanding of change processes and impact mechanisms, conclude on lessons learnt and propose actionable recommendations to enhance the impact of forthcoming AQUAHUB projects.

The specific objectives are:

1.1. To assess the contribution of project outputs to project outcomes;

2.1. To assess the contribution of project outcomes to the overarching project impacts;

3.1. To identify lessons learnt and to provide actionable recommendations to enhance the impact of forthcoming AQUAHUB projects.

The impact assessment will concentrate on the Eastern African region, with a particular focus on Kenya, Ethiopia and Uganda.

You can find out more about the project and requirements in the appended:

  1. Terms of Reference (ToR)
  2. Theory of Change
  3. Assessment Report on AQUAHUB concerning “Relevance”, “Coherence” & “Evaluability”

The assessment is expected to start in April 2022 and the delivery of the final assessment report is expected by July 2023 at latest.

The deadline for submitting tenders is the 2nd of March 2022, by sending the electronic version of the tender to the e-mail address: gerold.winkler@boku.ac.at

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