REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANT)- Consultancy to carry out capacity and institutional analysis at FARA

Consulting Services:Consultancy to carry out capacity and institutional analysis of FARA
Name of project:
Activity Ref No:FARA/HRA/CAADP-XP4 1.1.2/1.1.3
Procurement Ref:FARA/CAADP-XP4/CS/IC/2020/02
Date:Tuesday, July 14, 2020


  1. The Science for African Agriculture (S4AC) Consortium comprising AFAAS, ASARECA, CCARDESA, CORAF and FARA, has secured resources from the EU under the Development Smart Innovation through Research in Agriculture (DeSIRA) initiative to implement a 4-year project in Africa. The overall budget available to the S4AC consortium under this project is €30 million. This project, called CAADP Ex-Pillar 4 Africa Regional and Sub-regional Organizations for Agricultural Research and Innovation (CAADP-XP4) project will link research and innovation with development initiatives to boost the transformation of innovation in agriculture and food systems to make them more resilient to climate change and better responsive to development demands. Its objective is to enable agricultural research and innovation, including extension services, to contribute effectively to food and nutrition security, economic development and climate mitigation in Africa.


  1. As part of the CAADP-XP4 project, the implementing organizations (FARA, AFAAS, ASARECA, CCARDESA, CORAF) are each carrying out assessments to determine the gaps in their institutional capacities and thus develop a capacity development plan for the staff and the institution to improve organizational performance. The aims are to strengthen the institutional architecture and human resources for supra-national agricultural research and innovation in Africa; to strengthen the individual and collaborative capacities of the CAADP-XP4 organizations to deliver their mandates, and to enhance achievement of the CAADP-XP4 objectives.


  1. The objective of this request for expression of interest is to engage a consultant to carry out institutional and capacity gap analysis of FARA.


  1. As part of the responsibility, the Consultant will be assigned mainly to:
    1. To support the FARA secretariat to assess the combined capacities of its institutional and human capacities to guide the design of an institutional and staff development plan.
    2. To assess FARA’s performance against peer institutions, existing ways of working and productivity, available resources and reward, factoring in the wellbeing of FARA’s staff.


These tasks are detailed in the terms of reference below.

TOR – Consultancy to carry out capacity and institutional analysis of FARA


  1. The Executive Director of FARA invites interested consultants to express their interest in carrying out this assignment.


  1. Consultants interested in this call must provide an Expression of Interest no longer than 10 pages, outlining proposed methodologies, references related to the execution of similar contracts, experience in similar areas or evidence of knowledge and/or involvement in climate change, and a proposed timeline. Brochures, CV’s, and other supplementary materials will not be included in the 10-page limit.


  1. The anticipated period of performance for this consultancy is 20 man-days expected to fully complete within a period of 2 months maximum.


  1. The consultants will be selected based upon procedures defined in the Procurement Guidelines of FARA.


  1. Interested consultants may obtain supplementary information and reference documents from the Head of Human Resources and Administration, Ms. Ama Pokuah Asenso [], during the following hours: 9h00 to 15h00 GMT.


Please download the Terms of Reference below for further information on this opportunity.

  1. Expressions of Interest should be submitted electronically to [] and addressed to Dr. Yemi Akinbamijo, Executive Director of FARA, 12 Anmeda Street, Roman Ridge, Accra, Ghana, no later than Tuesday 18th August 2020, at 14h00 GMT. Tel: +233 302 772823/744888


  1. FARA Affirmative Action Statement on Recruitment: there is no discrimination based on gender race, religion, ethnic orientation, disability or health status.


 Executive Director of FARA


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