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Request for Proposals

​The ACU is seeking an external evaluator for the LEAP4FNSSA project.

We are launching an opportunity for a researcher or small team of researchers to conduct an evaluation of LEAP4FNSSA monitoring data and data collection tools. 

The LEAP4FNSSA (Long-term Europe-Africa Research and Innovation Partnership for Food and Nutrition Security and Sustainable Agriculture) project was established to foster and accelerate the implementation of the High Level Policy Dialogue (HLPD) Roadmap on food nutrition security and sustainable agriculture, by transforming the existing Research & Innovation Partnership into a sustainable platform.

The evaluation will assess the effectiveness of data collection tools and adequacy of data collected to provide evidence of outcomes and impact from the Partnership, and will provide recommendations for future data collection as part of LEAP4FNSSA MEL tasks.


The general objective of LEAP4FNSSA is to establish a sustainable structure for the efficient and coherent implementation of the EU-Africa Research and Innovation Partnership, as described in the FNSSA Roadmap. Under the aegis of the EU-AU High Level Policy Dialogue (HLPD) and its Bureau, and by building upon related projects such as RINEA, CAAST-Net. Plus, ProIntensAfrica and LEAP-Agri, LEAP4FNSSA aims to achieve this overall objective by: 

  • Increasing the synergies and coherence between actors, research and innovation projects, initiatives and programmes, through the development of institutional alliances and clusters of projects;
  • Developing a learning environment and a large knowledge base, including monitoring and evaluation activities, creating communication and links between different initiatives to improve STI cooperation;
  • Establishing a long-term and sustainable governance and funding mechanism for the Platform.

How to apply

Deadline extension: Expressions of interest must be submitted via email to by 19th February 2021 at 23:59 UTC.

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