Consultant for Baseline Study for GIAE Radio Programming

Job Summary

The main objective of the assignment is to support radio stations to mobilise sustainable revenues to deliver interactive radio programming that benefit farmers and key stakeholder groups in the cassava, irish potato, maize and rice value chains in Nigeria.

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 4 years

Job Description/Requirements

Objectives and Expected Outcomes
Objectives
  • The main objective of the baseline survey is to assess the current state of knowledge, attitudes, and practices relevant to cassava, maize and rice production and marketing in order to establish a baseline for the periodic measurement of project outcomes. The survey has the following specific objectives:
  • To provide information on access to radio and mobile phones as well as radio listening behavior of farmers.
  • To generate information on the current state and gaps related to knowledge, attitudes, and practices as a basis for monitoring and evaluating project outcomes.
  • To assess the current level of external investment in and sustainability of agricultural radio programming for selected radio stations.

  
Approach

  • The baseline survey will collect quantitative data through household surveys prior to the commencement of the radio programming. The baseline survey will collect data on key project indicators, aiming to establish a baseline on Knowledge, Attitudes and Practice in order to measure changes and facilitate attribution of change in communities targeted by the project. The survey will also collect data on radio program sustainability indicators.
  • One survey and reporting will be completed for each value chain separately. The surveys will feature farmer interviews using structured questionnaires administered to a sample of farmers in target communities. A rigorous sampling method will be collaboratively developed and deployed to choose the specific LGAs, communities, and households to be interviewed. Data on the level of external investment and sustainability of agricultural radio programming in selected radio stations will be collected from the stations.
  • The process should be conducted using safe approaches and following COVID-19 prevention measures and laws in place.
  • The research will be conducted in close collaboration with FRI and GIAE and may require meetings to coordinate the activities and meet with representatives from the Federal Ministry for Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD).
  • Outcomes will be summarized per value chain in separate reports.

Deliverables & activities
Key activities:
  • Inception meeting with Consultant, FRI and GIZ
  • Study design
  • Sampling design
  • Recruitment and training of enumerators
  • Data collection
  • Data analyses
  • Reporting and presentation
  • Regular meetings will be held between the consultant, FRI and GIZ at field and coordination levels.

Expert Profile

  • The institution/organization/consultant should have substantive experience in conducting baseline studies for development programming. Knowledge of the agricultural sector is expected.
  • Work experience in Africa is required and experience implementing projects in Nigeria is desirable. The institution/organization/consultant should have great communication skills and excellent written and verbal skills in the English language.
  • The consultant/firm should demonstrate the capacity for training, organization, conducting and reporting the study. He / she will be under the supervision of the FRI Project Manager and Country Representative and will work closely with the Global FRI team. The consultant must have:
  • A University degree in a relevant field;
  • Demonstrated expertise in quantitative research study design, tool development, data collection, data analysis and production of reports;
  • Previous experience in the areas targeted by the study is an added advantage;
  • Ability to manage a team, work under pressure and produce quality work within short deadlines;
  • Fluency in English written and oral communication.

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