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CNFA-AMD Project

U.S.-Pakistan Partnership for Agricultural Market Development



Project Name

CNFA-AMD/Project Number AID-391-C-15-00003

Consultancy Assignment

M&E and Baseline Study of HVOSV and Database Management

Consultant Title

M&E and Baseline Consultant

Reports to

Director Monitoring & Evaluation

Place of Performance

Lahore, Pakistan.

Estimated LOE


About CNFA:

CNFA is an enterprise development organization based in Washington, D.C., dedicated to stimulating sustainable growth in the agricultural sector. CNFA specializes in fostering private sector investments in training, new technologies, and marketing as a means to increase the overall competitiveness of agricultural value chains, to expand exports, and to develop skills in the rural workforce. By generating higher incomes for farmers, processors, entrepreneurs, and distributors, CNFA helps improve livelihoods and reduce poverty.


Project Description:

The U.S.-Pakistan Partnership for Agricultural Market Development (AMD) activity in Pakistan is a USAID funded project implemented by CNFA with the goal of supporting the development of Pakistan’s commercial agriculture, particularly through ‘Increased Economic Performance of Focus Enterprises’ to meet both international and domestic demand and requirements in targeted product lines in the Livestock, High-Value Off-Season Vegetables (HVOSV), Citrus, and Mango sectors. The program aims to create productive commercial linkages between agricultural producers and the private sector in the mango, citrus, halal meat, and high-value off-season vegetable value chains.


Position Summary:


This position will be based in Lahore and is open to Pakistani nationals only. CNFA is seeking applications from qualified candidates for Agricultural Market Development Program (AMD) in Pakistan. Under the guidance of Director M&E, the M&E Consultant will carry out the baseline study for HVOSV and feedlot intervention, along with providing support in the strengthening of Performance monitoring system, tracking indicators, maintaining the database and program M&E activities. The consultant will assist in managing primary data on key indicators through maintaining database regularly. The duties of the contracted consultant include:

  • Conduct baseline study for HVOSV and feedlot interventions along with the submission of final baseline report for AMD selected grantees;
  • Collect performance management data of AMD targeted value chains
  • Maintain clean and fully labeled Database in Ms. Excel and in SPSS for the baseline study;
  • Support for data collection and analysis to assess the impact of training and other project activities;
  • Assist in conducting assessments and PMP indicators targeting, tracking and reporting according to USAID and CNFA standards;
  • Facilitate documentation and reporting of assessments, program data, lessons learned and best practices for internal and external sharing;
  • Field monitoring and collection of qualitative and quantitative data related to performance
  • Supporting quantitative analysis and visualization of data
  • Facilitate and coordinate project activities and provide operational support to the project team;
  • Any other tasks assigned by the M&E director.


Key Deliverables:

  • Collection of baseline data for HVOSV and Feedlot interventions through defined Android-based application
  • Submission of baseline data on excel sheets after a thorough review, corroboration.
  • Submission and analysis of data in SPSS
  • Collection of performance data and facilitate documentation and reporting of program data, lessons learned and best practices for internal and external sharing;
  • Field monitoring and collection of qualitative and quantitative data related to performance
  • Submission of baseline study Interim report for the HVOSV and Feedlot interventions;
  • Quarterly update and submit performance data on all key indicators with disaggregation
  • Final report -. Must at the minimum include: a clear statement of the objective of the baseline study, assessment; a description of the program; a description of the methodology used for the qualitative and quantitative components; findings, interpretation of results and conclusions.
  • Presentations to share baseline findings with AMD team and partners.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Pakistani national;
  • Master degree in social sciences or related field;
  • 5-7 years of experience in project monitoring and evaluation;
  • Experience in baseline studies, M&E, database development, and management;
  • Experience of working in Value chains
  • Excellent analytical, computer, and communication skills and proven track record of data management, analysis, and reporting
  • Excellent computer skills (Word Processing, Excel spreadsheet, Powerpoint);
  • Experience working with USAID and international donors required;
  • Excellent skills in data management and interpretation through SPSS
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written English communication skills.