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COCOA MONITORING AND EVALUATION CONSULTANCY  

 

Introduction 

 

Nestlé cocoa and the Rainforest Alliance collaborate in various origins to conduct monitoring and evaluation in cocoa supply chains. In Latin America, the Nestlé Cocoa Plan works with thousands of cocoa farmers to support households in farming practices, income generation, agroforestry, and more. To understand the impact of the Nestlé Cocoa Plan (NCP) efforts, as well as the evolving needs of cocoa farmers in the country, Nestlé collaborates with the Rainforest Alliance to conduct monitoring and evaluation. This M&E, begun in 2016 in West Africa, evaluates a sample of NCP farmers on key indicators about agricultural practice adoption (pruning, weeding, soil management, shade management, etc.), as well as basic farm economics (revenue and costs of cocoa farming)1.  

 

The Rainforest Alliance is looking for a consultant to support this data collection in three Latin America origins, Ecuador, Brazil, and Mexico. The consultant will oversee local data collection partners in the three countries, including enumerator training, logistics planning with Nestle staff, and data review with Rainforest Alliance staff.   

 

Deliverables  

 

  • Translate existing M&E survey into Spanish and Portuguese  
  • Organize enumerator training sessions in Ecuador, Brazil, and Mexico. Enumerators (“M&E partners”) will be already selected by the Rainforest Alliance. Enumerator training should take place in country in August and September 2022 (Guayaquil, Ecuador; Tabasco, Mexico; Espirito Santo, Brazil) 
  • Obtain farmer list, select data collection sample (about 120 farms per country), support the logistics of data collection 
  • While data is being collected, review incoming data collected in a survey application software  
  • Once data collection is complete, review and clean data for errors and outliers  
  • Support Rainforest Alliance staff to interpret data results, explain local trends, and communicate with enumerators to answer questions  

See approximate timeline below  

 

Qualifications  

 

  • Experience in monitoring and evaluation in Ecuador, including farmer interviews  
  • Experience with cocoa production in Ecuador and smallholder farm economics  
  • Experience in digital tools / data entry  
  • Ability to travel in Ecuador, Mexico, and Brazil   
  • Fluency in Spanish and advanced English language skills  
  • Approximately 50 working days working time availability (all members)  



Timeline


 

 Application

Interested parties should submit proposals by July 15, 2022 via this platform include the following:  


  • Letter of introduction describing current residence / location, experience and skills
  • CV
  • Budget: should include all costs (work, travel, taxes). RA will only consider bids that do not exceed $30,000 (USD).
  • Application materials must be in English 









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