October 04 2019 0Comment

Endline Evaluation Haki Yetu, Jukumu Letu Project – Terms of Reference

  1. 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 just society where women and girls enjoy full rights and live in dignity. Established in 1999, CREAW’s mission has been to champion, expand and actualize women’s and girls’ rights and social justice. CREAW uses bold, innovative and holistic interventions for the realization of women’s rights. Our programs have over the years focused on challenging practices that undermine equity, equality and constitutionalism, promoting women’s participation in decision making and deepening the ideology and philosophy of women’s empowerment. We also support movement building to advance the agenda for social transformation, besides preventing, mitigating and responding to Violence against Women and Girls (VAWG).

  1. Overview of the Project

Under Embassy of the Kingdom of Netherlands funded Accountability Project dubbed ‘Haki Yetu Jukumu Letu’, CREAW implemented a 3 years project on strengthening accountability and implementation of national laws and policies on Gender Based Violence (GBV) in Meru and Kilifi Counties. The project was aimed ensuring women and girls in Kilifi and Meru counties are protected and able to better exercise their right to life, health, dignity, non-discrimination and education as enshrined in the Constitution of Kenya 2010. 

         a) Objectives and Outputs of the Project:

The specific objectives of the project are:

  • Increased gender sensitivity, responsiveness and coordination of GBV services by public authorities in Kilifi and Meru, counties by 2019.
  • Increased capacity and action by Women led accountability groups and community based organizations in Kilifi and Meru to demand for accountability of duty bearers on GBV service providers on implementation of laws and policies that address gender violence against women and girlsb) Related outputs
  1. County Gender Policy and functional multi sectoral GBV Coordination mechanism on GBV.
  2. Enhanced technical capacity of GBV service providers under the various sectors including health, judiciary, education and police to improve institutional response and prevention of VAW/G.
  • Capacity built women led accountability groups in carrying out advocacy and seeking transparency and accountability of public authorities to effectively respond, engage and be accountable to women and girls, in the institutional response and prevention of VAW/G.
  • Women, girls, men and boys mobilized to change behavior, attitudes and practices with regard to women’s and girls’ legal/human rights and take action to prevent VAW/G. 
  1. Purpose of the Evaluation

The CREAW conducts project evaluations as part of its commitment to results based management. Evaluation results are used to improve decision‐making and evaluate performance, and to improve project design and implementation. The purpose of this evaluation is to assess the relevance, efficiency, effectiveness, and sustainability of the project, to date, to identify lessons learned and best practices, and to provide recommendations for improving performance.

  1. Scope and focus of the Evaluation

The evaluation will look at the following areas: Project management; project activities; reflection of partnerships with the state and non-state acts. It will address the results achieved, the partnerships established, as well as issues of capacity and approach.

a) The Evaluation Questions

The following key questions will guide the end of project evaluation:

i. Relevance – Assess design and focus of the project

  • To what extent did the Project achieve its overall objectives?
  • What and how much progress has been made towards achieving the overall outputs and outcomes of the project (including contributing factors and constraints);
  • To what extent were the results (impacts, outcomes and outputs) achieved?
  • Were the inputs and strategies identified, and were they realistic, appropriate and adequate to achieve the results?
  • Was the project relevant to the identified needs?

ii. Effectiveness– Describe the management processes and their appropriateness in supporting delivery

  • Was the project effective in delivering desired/planned results?
  • To what extent did the Project’s M&E mechanism contribute in meeting project results?
  • How effective were the strategies and tools used in the implementation of the project?
  • How effective has the project been in responding to the needs of the beneficiaries, and what results were achieved?
  • What are the future intervention strategies and issues?

iii. Efficiency – Of Project Implementation

  • Was the process of achieving results efficient? Specifically did the actual or expected results (outputs and outcomes) justify the costs incurred? Were the resources effectively utilized?
  • Did project activities overlap and duplicate other similar interventions (funded at the targeted counties and/or by other donors? Are there more efficient ways and means of delivering more and better results (outputs and outcomes) with the available inputs?
  • How has the project adapted to the changing governance needs and conditions?
  • How was the project’s collaboration with the relevant stakeholder/state and non-state actors?
  • How efficient were the management and accountability structures of the project?
  • How did the project financial management processes and procedures affect project implementation?

iv. Sustainability-

  • To what extent are the benefits of the projects likely to be sustained after the completion of this project?
  • What is the likelihood of continuation and sustainability of project outcomes and benefits after completion of the project?
  • How effective were the exit strategies, and approaches to phase out assistance provided by the project including contributing factors and constraints
  • Describe key factors that will require attention in order to improve prospects of sustainability of Project outcomes and the potential for replication of the approach?
  • To what extend does the women led accountability groups able to carry out accountability initiatives after the life of the project?
  • How were capacities strengthened at the individual and organizational level (including contributing factors and constraints)?

v. Knowledge generation – Assesses whether there are any promising practices that can be shared with other practitioners.

  • To what extent has the project generated knowledge, promising or emerging practices in the field of EVAW/G that should be documented and shared with other practitioners?
  • How practical are the products in term so relevancy?

(In addressing this question, it must be clear that the knowledge generated is new, innovative, builds on evidence from other projects or has potential for replication or scale up in other projects or contexts)

  • Describe the main lessons that have emerged?
  • What are the recommendations for similar support in future?

(Nb. The recommendations should provide comprehensive proposals for future interventions based on the current evaluation findings).

  1. Methodology for Evaluation

The evaluation will provide quantitative and qualitative data through the following methods:

  • Desk study and review of all relevant project documentation including project documents, annual work-plans, project progress reports, annual project reports, reports of the project steering committee
  • In depth interviews to gather primary data from key stakeholders using a structured methodology
  • Focus Group discussion with project beneficiaries and other stakeholders.
  • Interviews with relevant key informants
  1. Duration of the Evaluation

The evaluation is expected to start in October 2019 for an estimated duration of 20 working days. This will include desk reviews, field work – interviews, and report writing.

  1. Expected Deliverables

The following deliverables are expected.

  • An inception report, outlining the key scope of the work and intended work plan of the analysis, and evaluation questions.
  • Draft Evaluation Report for discussion including all annexes detailed work done and discussions/focus meeting held.
  • Final Evaluation Report
  1. Required expertise and qualification

The Evaluator shall have the following expertise and qualification:

  • At least masters degree in Public Policy, International Development, Development Economics/Planning, Social science or others as may be relevant (at a minimum of Master’s Degree level) Essential.
  • A demonstrated high level of professionalism and an ability to work independently and in high-pressure situations under tight deadlines.
  • Experience of project formulation and evaluation;
  • The lead consultant must have demonstrated experience and expertise in designing and managing evaluation studies for similar projects and in delivering agreed outputs on time and within budget. (to provide copies of reports similar work in the last 3 years)
  • Experience and knowledge of governance, human rights, gender and participatory development Programmes. (Essential)
  • Experience of working with local communities and non-governmental organizations.
  • Excellent writing, editing, attention to detail and organizational skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and Swahili.
  1. How to Apply

Applicants should submit Technical and Financial proposals electronically in PDF format with subject line clearly marked “Consultancy for End-line: ‘Haki Yetu Jukumu Letu Project’ on or before 16th October 2019 via email to consultancy@creaw.org

All applications should include the following:

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