September 14 2018 0Comment

END-LINE EVALUATION CONSULTANCY – WAJIBU WETU

CENTER FOR RIGHTS EDUCATION AND AWARENESS (CREAW)

End-line Evaluation Consultancy 

About CREAW

Center for Rights Education and Awareness (CREAW) is a non-governmental organization working towards actualizing women’s rights with a vision of a transformed, just and equal society where women and men are able to exercise and enjoy their full rights and equal opportunities. Established in 1999, CREAW’s mission has been to champion, expand and actualize women’s rights across board. Today, CREAW’s work with the communities is geared towards increasing the knowledge of communities to address the barriers that are detrimental to women ascension and participation in key decision-making spaces. Within its programmatic focus, CREAW also works to strengthen the capacity of county and national level structures to develop, review and enact policies that address inequality between men and women through comprehensive gender mainstreaming strategies.

Consultancy Overview

With funding from Forum Syd, CREAW has been implementing Wajibu Wetu Project under the Leadership and Governance Program.The three year project is aimed at enhancing women participation in l leadership positions The project now in its third year of implementation, works to build the capacity of women leaders both in elective and non-elective positions to effectively engage in decision making processes as well as agitate for the women agenda in all fronts towards a wholesome and dignified life. In order to inform the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) component of this project, CREAW seeks to engage the services of a qualified and experienced consultant (s)/consultancy firm to implement the end-line evaluation for the project in Meru and Nyeri Counties. 

Overview of the Project

The overall objective of the project is to ‘To champion and promote the affirmative action principles as provided for in the constitution of Kenya 2010’.

The specific objectives of the project are:

  1. Increased representation of women in political and nonpolitical spaces within Meru and Nyeri counties.
  2. Leadership in decision making spaces in Nyeri and Meru counties show demonstrable change in prevailing perception of women in leadership spaces
  3. An informed field on emerging issues on affirmative action, women’s leadership and representation. 

End-line: Purpose and Scope

The objectives of the end-line evaluation will be;

  1. Provide a complete review of the project achievements which shall include an assessment of project progress in achievement of project outputs and outcomes as per the log-frame, and related delivery of inputs and activities and factors (internal and external) that affected overall project implementation and result achievement.
  2. Provide qualitative information by developing 2 case studies to back-up the end-line evaluation findings.

The end-line will be conducted in Meru and Nyeri Counties. The consultant (s) will be expected to:

  • Review relevant project documents including but not limited to project proposal, project log-frame, Report on the skills gap analysis (April 2016), Rapid assessment report (May 2016); and any other documents that will aid in developing a robust end-line evaluation methodology.
  • Participate in briefing and consultation meetings to discuss the assignment, become familiar with the Wajibu Wetu Project and collaborate with the CREAW project staff on the development of the end-line evaluation design and implementation plan.
  • Develop in collaboration with CREAW a detailed end-line evaluation and analysis plan, including plans for pre-testing tools, recruitment and training of research assistants, sampling methodology, implementation of data collection in the field; qualitative and quantitative data analysis and reporting.
  • Develop a rigorous and robust qualitative and quantitative data collection tools that can gather reliable and replicable data on each of the project indicators (sample tools to be developed, shared and approved by CREAW prior to data collection).
  • Provide detailed indicator protocols describing the data collection methodology for each indicator.
  • Lead data collection in the field including: designing and leading key informant interviews and focus group discussions; designing and leading surveys as needed; training research assistants/enumerators; monitoring and ensuring data quality and research ethics of research assistants.
  • Develop and submit the first draft of the end line report. The report should be comprehensive and provide detailed specific findings within each result area, lessons learnt and good practices, as well as recommendations.
  • Analyze data in a rigorous, robust manner using appropriate statistical and qualitative analysis techniques.
  • Draft a high-quality end-line evaluation report. The report must be written in good quality English and must include robust and detailed analysis of data findings. 

Methodology

The end-line evaluation will be conducted in Meru and Nyeri Counties and should use a mixed methodology approach, combining use of secondary data, primary quantitative and primary qualitative data. The study must collect detailed demographic data on target beneficiary groups (both direct and indirect beneficiaries) in the project locations. All data and analysis developed must be handed over to CREAW at the end of the study. Triangulation and cross validation of information gathered during the quantitative and qualitative research will be a critical aspect of this study. The analysis must provide a clear explanation of how the different data sets relate to one another and how they relate to the findings in the secondary documentation. The complete project log-frame detailing the process, output and outcome indicators will be provided to the selected consultant prior to evaluation initiation.

Time frame

The consultant is expected to carry out the exercise within 20 working days with the exercise starting October 2018.

Consultant Profile

The consultant (s)/consultancy firm must have the following qualifications and experience to be eligible for this assignment:

  • The lead consultant must have a technical background in political science, economics, law, social science or others as may be relevant (at a minimum of Master’s Degree level)Essential.
  • The lead consultant must have demonstrated experience and expertise in designing and managing evaluation (end-line) studies for similar projects and in delivering agreed outputs on time and within budget.
  • Experience and knowledge of governance, human rights, gender and participatory development Programmes. (Essential)
  • Knowledge of Kenya’s political context (Essential)
  • Experience of working with local communities and Non-governmental organizations. (Essential)
  • Experience in the design and use of participatory methods for assessment and evaluation. (Essential)
  • Excellent writing, editing, attention to detail and organizational skills (Essential)
  • Fluency in English and Kiswahili. (Essential)

Other Tasks / Deliverables of the Consultancy

In addition to deliverables outlined in sections above, the consultant is expected to also undertake the following tasks:

  1. Develop an inception report that should include data collection tools to guide field interviews and final schedule of field work.
  2. Develop and submit an acceptable draft report after the analysis of data for CREAW staff feedback following an agreed upon format. The report should be comprehensive and provide detailed specific findings within each result area and considerations/recommendations.
  3. Lead the analysis and synthesis of evidence to develop key findings; Present and discuss findings with CREAW and implementing partners and incorporatefeedback to generate the final report.
  4. Develop and submit to CREAW office in Nairobi 3 hard copies and a soft copy of an acceptable final report of no more than 40 pages (excluding references and annexes) following an agreed upon format. The case studies (3 pages each) should be included as annexes to the final report.
  5. Summary of the findings in (MS PowerPoint) to be used for subsequent dissemination.
  6. The final cleaned data set used for analysis and production of the final report in an acceptable electronic format (Excel, SPSS, MS Word) depending on methodologies used. All raw data (quantitative data files, transcripts from In-depth Interviews, FGDs etc. should also be submitted to CREAW offices in Nairobi for reference and future use.

How to Apply

Applicants should submit Technical and Financial proposals electronically in PDF format with subject line clearly marked “Consultancy for End-line: ‘Wajibu Wetu Project’ on or before 28th September 2018 via email to consultancy@creaw.org

All applications should include the following:

  1. Expression of interest/Cover letter outlining how the consultant meets the selection criteria and their understanding of the ToR and methodology.
  2. A detailed technical proposal clearly outlining the proposed methods for the end-line evaluation and examples of tools to be used.
  3. Names and Curriculum Vitae (CVs) of individuals or team members and their roles in the achievement of the assignment.
  4. A financial proposal with detailed activity based budget and consultancy rates.
  5. Names and contact information of three references who can be contacted regarding relevant experience.
  6. A consulting firm profile (including all details of the firm).
  7. Two copies of reports for previous work conducted by consultant from similar assignments.

Note: All materials to be developed under this assignment are property of CREAW and may not be cited or reproduced under any circumstances.

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