Aug 10, 2016
Terms of Reference
Consultancy to Assess Existing Monitoring Data in Agriculture, Environment and Human Well Being in Kenya
Vital Signs: Vital Signs (VS) is an integrated monitoring system for ecosystem services in agricultural Landscapes.
It aims to generate data on agriculture, ecosystem services and human wellbeing to enable farmers and managers to make better decisions in support of sustainable agricultural production.
Across Africa and the world - our mission is to provide better data and risk management tools to optimize agricultural development decisions with the needs of the human beings they serve and the ecosystems upon which they depend.
Vital Signs is currently implemented in Tanzania, Ghana, Uganda and Rwanda and is poised to expand operation in additional African countries.
The programme is filling a critical unmet need for integrative measurements of agriculture, ecosystem services and human well-being.
These measurements are made at all scales that are relevant to agricultural decision making - from a household to a farm, a landscape, and at the scale of a nation, a continent, and the globe.
Vital Signs will begin operations in Kenya in 2016 in partnership with the Ministry of Environment and Natural resources and the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics.
In order to design a monitoring programme that responds to the country needs, Vital Signs and the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources are looking for a consultant to document current monitoring efforts in agriculture, ecosystem services and human wellbeing, and establish the data gaps related to agricultural sustainability, ecosystem services and human wellbeing,
For more detailed TORS and requirements, please go to the Careers tab on the Conservation International website - www.conservation.org.
The deadline for submission of your detailed application documents — in PDF format — is August 15th 2016.
All communications and queries related to this REP should be addressed to
Please include ‘KENYA CONSULTANT’ in the subject line.