USAID Punjab Enabling Environment Project (PEEP)
IR 2: Strengthening Institutional Capacity to Sustain Reforms
Indicator 8: Percent of local organizations receiving USG-supported capacity building assistance that have improved their score for organizational capacity using the Organizational Capacity Assessment (OCA) Tool
M&E: AWP Year 4: Activity No. 10: Assessment of Institutional Capacity of Partner Organizations through STTA
SOW for Short Term Consultant for Capacity Assessment of Local Organizations Receiving USG- Supported Capacity Building Assistance Using OCA Tools
The scope of this consultancy is to carry out “Capacity Assessment” using OCA tools of seven organizations which received assistance from USAID PEEP. These organizations operate in the areas related to horticulture, livestock and dairy sectors and the consultancy will evaluate their increased capacity for service delivery in line with their mandate after receiving assistance from PEEP. The organizations belong to both public and private sectors. The consultancy also aims to evaluate whether they have improved their capability to expand the menu of the offered services to their members, enhancing outreach, playing active role in advocacy and sector policy inputs. In consideration of the findings, the consultant will also compare the results with pre-assessment results to measure the increase in the OCA score. The target organizations are based in various districts of Punjab.
To develop a business enabling environment, policy and institutional reforms are one of the pre-requisite. Such reforms are unlikely to be either successful or sustainable without private sector, public sector and academia’s active participation. They can facilitate the development and implementation of policy work by data collection / information gathering, creating new knowledge through research that could serve as input to policy and advocacy work as well as to facilitate investment in the sector.
With this objective, USAID PEEP developed the capacity of selected private, public, academic institutions and business organizations through technical assistance. An assessment was made for the selected organizations before the start of the technical assistance. Altogether, PEEP conducted capacity assessment of following seven organizations, working in horticulture / dairy / livestock sectors using OCA tools:
i) University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS), Lahore, Center for Applied Policy Research in Livestock (CAPRIL)
ii) Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan, Horticulture Business and Policy Research Center (HBPRC)
iii) Pakistan Agriculture & Dairy Farmers Association (PADFA)
iv) Pakistan Cold Chain Development Company (PCCDC)
v) Punjab Halal Development Agency (PHDA)
vi) Sahiwal Cattle Breeders Society (SCBS)
vii) Sahiwal Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI)
In this backdrop, the services of a consultant are required to undertake the post-assessment of the capacity of these organizations, to identify the improvement in their performance with respect to their mandate and international best practices using the same parameters of OCA tools used before the start of the assistance.
The overall objective of this assignment is to carry out the post-assessment for public, private and sector organizations and to compare their OCA score with their pre-assessment score to measure the improvement in their service delivery, outreach and role in the advocacy, policy and institutional reforms. For this purpose, the consultant will conduct a capacity assessment of human resources, physical resources, management system, and delivery system of each organization to calculate the OCA score of these organizations to compare it with their OCA score recorded during pre-assessment.
I. The assignment will carry out in four major steps:
II. OCA Tool for use to assess organizations
The tool encompasses the following areas:
PEEP used the above-mentioned OCA tool to assess the organizations before extending the assistance to the organizations. Consultant is required to use the same tool for post assessment to measure the score for organizational capacity.
Consultant is required to fill the above capacity assessment tool, after physically examining the various systems / processes of the target organizations, and meeting with executives and stakeholders of the organization.
Consultant is required to write a short report not more than ten pages, comprising of following parts:
The following are the key deliverables of this consultancy:
a) Filled organization capacity post-assessment tools, (in total 7, separate for each organization).
b) Final Brief Report (not more than 10 pages for each organization): it will include but not limited to the following.
Note: The report must highlight briefly the improved capabilities of organizations and percent increase in their OCA score.
LOE for one organization
LOE for seven organizations
Meetings with PEEP staff, review assessment reports
Meeting and data collection from target organization
This assignment is planned to start in the third week of May, 2017 and will complete in the end of June, 2017.
Please email a CV, a cover letter and three references with contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 21st, 2017. Please include “Short Term Consultant for Capacity Assessment of Local Organizations” in the subject line. Early applications are encouraged. No telephone inquiries, please. Only finalists will be contacted. We welcome you to learn more about Chemonics International at www.chemonics.com