Positions below are associated with the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Horticulture, which is led by a team in the UC Davis Department of Plant Sciences.


Evaluator - Horticulture Innovation Lab

Proposals due by May 9, 2018, 4:00 PM PDT

See the CalUsource website for full details about this open position, which is RFP# 000283-APR2018WK. This opportunity is listed as "UC DAVIS - Evaluator-Horticulture Innovation Lab (doc#46846195)."

Excerpt from the scope of work for this position:

Under general supervision by the Associate Director, the independent evaluator will be required to work with internal monitoring and evaluation staff to evaluate the Horticulture Innovation Lab’s impact. The Horticulture Innovation Lab works under the Feed the Future Evaluation framework and has a Management Entity set of objectives and indicators. The evaluator will be responsible for proposing an evaluation plan that answers to both of these frameworks.

To successfully complete this impact assessment, the evaluator is expected to collect and organize data and conduct activities that will provide deeper learning within the Feed the Future framework and Management Entity objectives. This should include:

  • Three case studies of major projects that speak to the Feed the Future Framework, supported by existing indicator data.
  • Impact assessments of three major projects, which could include an ROI, post-survey, or other method of demonstrating impact.
  • Information value chain report that addresses Management Entity objectives (separate from Feed the Future Framework)
  • Two scaling assessments of Management Entity appropriate technologies
  • Recommendations report which identifies solutions to better address the information value chain.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Graduate degree in a relevant field of study, such as international agricultural development, agricultural sciences, agricultural economics, or related degree
  • Five years of relevant experience in evaluation in the field of international development
  • Demonstrable evaluation experience (prior reports/case studies)
  • Previous agricultural research experience
  • Strong interpersonal skills and organizational skills to multi-task and prioritize multiple streams of work
  • Quantitative and qualitative data analysis skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with Feed the Future programs

Please visit the CalUsource website for more details, including the complete scope of work document which is available publicly. You will need to create an account to access additional details and proposal documents. 

Note: All questions regarding this request for proposals must be handled through the CalUsource website.