Conduct cost-benefit analysis for identification and prioritization of agricultural technologies and private sector organizations that provide the opportunity to best achieve project goals
Number of Position(s)
Director Business Development & Management Services
Place of Performance
Islamabad (frequent travel required by the project)
68 working days for each position
Est. Period of Performance
Pakistan Agricultural Technology Transfer Activity (PATTA) is a United States Agency for International Development (USAID) funded project designed to increase smallholder farmers’ incomes and access to employment opportunities by linking them to right-sized Agricultural technologies. Smallholders farmers in Pakistan use outdated and less effective technologies, leading to stagnant or dwindling productivity and returns, particularly in the horticulture and livestock sub-sectors, because improved technologies that are affordable, impactful, and safe have not yet penetrated the vast smallholder market.
PATTA will combat these challenges by galvanizing ongoing private-sector investment to commercialize the types of agricultural technologies that enable smallholders to increase their incomes, improve farm productivity, efficiency and quality, create jobs, and enhance economic growth and stability. These technologies include seeds, fertilizers, water management technologies and practices, improved plant varieties and animal breeds & feed, precision agriculture, integrated soil fertility management and improved farming practices amongst others.
The Cost Benefit Analysis (CBA) is an activity that intends to simplify the decision making and prioritization of promoting technologies that have the potential to increase the income and yield of smallholder farmers through PATTA’s intervention. The CBA activity will make the business case for sustained private sector investments in technology transfer, adaptations, outreach and marketing by identifying specific technologies and associated private & public-sector organizations to achieve PATTA’s objectives. The findings from the CBA will evidence the return on investment in marketing and adapting specific productive technologies related best practices to smallholder farmers.
PATTA is seeking a team of three consultants to undertake the CBA activity along with the financial impact of PATTA’s proposed interventions. The CBA study will collect and analyze data from different stakeholders in the selected technologies related to horticulture and livestock sectors and calculate CBA for the change in relevant Project Performance Indicators with a prime focus on investment, sales, increased profit margins, private sector new investment and jobs with necessary assumptions and qualifiers that provide USAID a level of confidence for attribution to its investments.
Objective of the Assignment:
The consultant(s) will focus on activity areas within the provinces of Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Gilgit Baltistan (GB), Sindh and Punjab. The consultant(s) will require frequent travel to other cities to interact with a wide range of related supply & demand side drivers and technology firms. PATTA interventions will focus on areas where there are concentrations of producers and technology firms who will be integrated into strengthened supply chain for the selected horticulture and livestock subsectors.
Working under the direct supervision of Access to Finance Officer, the consultant team will conduct CBA exercise including study design and plan for data analysis, data collection instruments, time frame and work plan. The consultants will perform the following specific tasks:
The specific deliverables of STTA team are;
Deadline for submission of deliverables:
Study protocols including detailed data collection instruments, time frame, work plan, and detailed analysis plan
Within (38) thirty-eight LOE days of signing the contract.
Draft report in English as per the format provided by PATTA
Within (20) twenty LOE days of finishing the data collection
A final report after receiving the feedback from the project team on the draft report,
Within (5) five LOE days of receiving feedback on the draft report
PowerPoint Presentation on the study findings to PATTA Team
Within (5) five LOE days of submitting the final report
Properly filed/archived hard copies of filled-in questionnaires and any other instrument /data collection tools used during the study
Within (5) five LOE days of submitting the final report
Study Period and Expected Timelines:
The assignment is expected to commence in March 2018 and expected to be completed by end of June 2018. The Team Lead will have an LOE of 68 days and both Team Members will also have an LOE of 68 days each. Proposed time frame is as under:
Desk review and discussions with project team
Work plan and time frame
Draft study report
The study will be outsourced to consultants who will work closely with the PATTA team. The USAID PATTA Project will select individual consultants through competitive selection process and would ask them to work in the team.
PATTA COP will be responsible for approving the study methodology, instruments and the final deliverables. S/he will work closely with the Business Development Services component lead, Technical team lead and other relevant members of the team.
External consultants with the following portfolio will be sought to undertake the study. The study team will include:
Cost Benefit Analysis Specialist (Team Lead):
Horticulture Specialist (Team member 1):
Livestock Specialist (Team member 2):
Application Procedure & Selection:
First Step: Interested individuals can send their applications to USAID PATTA Project HR Department through Brightspyre with the following material:
Second Step: Based on the applications, top three candidates for each position will be shortlisted. Interviews will be conducted and references will be checked before making the final selection.