Consultancy Services Under USAID/UCC Fisheries And Coastal Management Capacity Building Support Project

In support of the Government of Ghana’s (GoG) initiatives on food security, the United States Government (USG) through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is supporting a five-year capacity building program for fisheries and coastal management in Ghana. The project contributes to GoG’s overall grand fisheries and coastal development objectives and USAID’s Feed the Future (FtF) Initiative, the USG led global hunger and food security project designed to enhance economic growth in beneficiary countries. In this context, the Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences (DFAS) at the University of Cape Coast is leading the USAID Capacity Building Support Program for the Fisheries and Coastal Development sub-component. The extension activities under the project are earmarked towards operationalising the Centre for Coastal Management at the University of Cape Coast.

The University of Cape Coast intends to apply part of the USAID Funds to payments under the contract for the following Consultancy Services:


Technical Service for the Maintenance of FishCoMGhana (5 year renewal of hosting and update of security features) + Final upgrade of FishCoMGhana website and database.

The project seeks to engage an IT specialist to upgrade the FishCoMGhana® platform, an online database developed to manage historical data, new field observations and experimental results on Ghana’s fisheries and other coastal resources. The database can be accessed via  The objective is to ensure higher optimization of the database.

Consultancy for the conduct of capacity assessment, project close-out plan, lessons learned workshop and internal Monitoring and Evaluation(M&E) review for the USAID/UCC Fisheries and Coastal Management Capacity Building Support Project

Specific Objectives of the Assignment

The consultant is expected to, among others,

  • Conduct capacity assessment: assess the project’s performance based on previously identified performance goals and measures of success.
  • Develop a project close-out plan: develop an internal project team closedown procedural document to assist with planning and organization of the final closedown.
  • Conduct end of project lessons learned workshop: in a workshop setting, the consultant will support stakeholders to draw on both positive experiences– good ideas that improved project efficiency or saved money, and negative experiences– lessons learned only after an undesirable outcome has already occurred.
  • Conduct internal M&E review: the consultant will help the project team to establish the following parameters using identified existing M&E data and approaches:
  1. Validate the data quality management system of the project.
  2. Prepare and organize all reports that have been produced by the project.
Conduct an internal assessment of the project to see if the data and reports provide enough evidence to validate the theory of change or any of its key programmatic assumptions

The University of Cape Coast now invites eligible consultants, having relevant professional backgrounds with proven track records from universities, research institutions, NGOs and the private sector in Ghana, to indicate their interest in providing any of the above services. Interested consultants must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services. Information provided by consultants must include brochures, description of similar assignments undertaken by the consultant and clients for whom those assignments were provided, experience in similar conditions, availability of appropriate skills among staff, etc. that will enable the University to shortlist suitable consultants.

A consultant will be selected in accordance with the procedures set out in the Public
Procurement Act, 2003(Act 663) as Amended of the Republic of Ghana. Shortlisted consultants shall be invited to submit technical and Financial proposals for consideration.

Interested consultants may obtain further information at the address below from Thursday 15th August, 2019 between 8:30am and 4:30pm.

Expressions of interest, comprising one original and two copies, sealed in an envelope clearly marked with the IFT No. and Name of Consultancy service, must be delivered to the address below on or before 2:00pm, Friday, 30th August, 2019. Expression of interest received after the deadline for submission shall be rejected.

Procurement Office

Central Administration Block- Old Site

University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana

Telephone: 233-3321-32480, 32483, Fax: 233-3321-31046, 36126