USAID PEEP Project
Component 1 Activity 1.8.2(AWP-3)
STTA for “Facilitation of training and Impact Assessment of the training of stakeholders regarding awareness of the application of animal breed improvement standards under Livestock Breeding Services Authority (LBSA)”
Scope of Work
Short Term Consultant
Impact Facilitation of training andAssessment of the training of stakeholders regarding awareness of the application of animal breed improvement standards
1. Scope of Work Summary:
Livestock Breeding Services Authority Punjab is arranging the training of the stakeholders inclusive of the artificial insemination technicians, artificial insemination supervisors, veterinarians and the farmers providing animal breeding services through maintaining the bulls, Rams and Bucks to raise awareness of the legal reforms being undertaken by the Government of the Punjab to accelerate the breed improvement in livestock. The trainings will be undertaken at the field offices of the L&DD Department in three divisions including Gujranwala, Rawalpindi and Bahawalpur on participatory mode near the door steps of the trainees. The facilitation in training and impact assessment of the training will be the primary responsibility of the consultant. Under this assignment, the consultant will additionally undertake the impact assessment of the training imparted and training need assessment for future trainings to the stakeholders.
The consultant will develop power point presentation embedded with pictures and video clips of the impact assessment activity.
In order to raise awareness regarding standards and quality of breeding services for the conservation and development of the local genetic resources, the Livestock Breeding Services Authority Punjab (LBSA) was established by the Government under The Punjab Livestock Breeding Act 2014 (Act XIII of 2014). The Authority is a body corporate having perpetual succession and a common seal with power to acquire, hold and dispose of property and can, by the aforesaid name, sue and be sued. The affairs of the Authority are managed and administered by the Registrar appointed by the Government of Punjab for a term not exceeding three years.
The breed improvement in livestock sector has been a priority area for the productivity enhancement of the sector. The policy initiative for breed improvement through enactment of the act “Punjab Livestock Breeding Act, 2014” has been facilitated by USAID PEEP through the process from preparation to approval. The promulgation of the Act and notification of breed standards has been supported by PEEP. The capacity of the stakeholders is to be developed for the implementation of the legal and institutional reforms targeting the productivity enhancement through conservation and development of breeds of livestock.
LBSA has signed an agreement with PEEP. Under this, PEEP will provide in-kind grants and technical assistance to LBSA to strengthen the human and institutional capacity of LBSA to develop, execute, and monitor the animal breeding standards in Punjab with the ultimate objective of developing the local genetic resources. Furthermore, the grant and technical assistance will facilitate LBSA to enhance the level of awareness of stakeholders of livestock breeding services chain through trainings. Hence, LBSA requested PEEP’s assistance to carry out a training programs in Punjab to train over 6000 stakeholders.
In this backdrop, PEEP requires the services of a short term consultant, who can undertake impact assessment of the training imparted by LBSA regarding awareness of the application of animal breed improvement standards as per the Punjab Livestock Breeding Act, 2014 and facilitation in training to the participants.
Objective and Purpose of the Consultancy:
The overall objective of this assignment is to facilitate LBSA, by provision of a professional resource person to monitor the training cycle and document the impact of the training in the perspective of the implementation of the legal reforms.
Under the overall guidance of PEEP, the consultant will accomplish the following, using his / her education and experience, knowledge of international best practices, and additional understanding gleaned from available secondary resources on standards and quality of the breeding services.
The successful consultant shall deliver to Chemonics the following deliverables:
1. To impart / facilitate the training and document the impact of the training in the perspective of raising the awareness of the stakeholders regarding standards and quality of breeding services inclusive the semen, liquid nitrogen gas, embryos, breed standards, breeding operation procedures, and pedigree and performance recording formats.
2. Monitor and assess the impact of the communication regarding the awareness about the application and implications of the Punjab Livestock Breeding Act, 2014.
3. Monitor and evaluate the impact of the training of the master trainers and the service providers in the perspective of the implementation of the Act.
4. Monitor and evaluate the impact of the refresher courses of the master trainers.
The duty station for this consultancy is Lahore. The consultant is required to visit PEEP office as and when required for meetings and updates. He/she will also be responsible to hold meetings with LBSA and travel to its target groups in the target areas.
The consultant will report to USAID PEEP, Chief of Party. The daily monitoring and oversight of the consultant’s work will be responsibility of PEEP’s BEE Specialist/L&D Specialist. All the deliverables will be approved by respective professionals of PEEP.
This assignment is for three months.
Please email a CV, a cover letter and three references with contact information to PEEPrecruitment@gmail.com by June 24, 2018. Please include “Position Title” in the subject line. Early applications are encouraged. No telephone inquiries, please. Only finalists will be contacted.