FINAL EVALUATION - Building Resilience to Drought and Adaptive Capacity of Vulnerable Communities

Welt Hunger Hilfe, South Africa

Skill Required:, Business Development/ Resource MobilizationProject/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
15th August, 2017

Job Description

Welthungerhilfe has supported Kenyan development organizations since the 1970s. It has had an office in Nairobi since its registration as an NGO operating in Kenya since 1993. The country office in Kenya is also responsible for Welthungerhilfe’s operations in Somalia and Tanzania. Geographically, Welthungerhilfe's main intervention areas in Kenya have been mainly in the arid and semi-arid zones of Kajiado, Makueni, Kitui, Mwingi, Tana River, Marsabit and Garissa Counties. Most recently in 2012, Welthungerhilfe has been working in Nairobi County and in 2015 expanded to Kakamega, Bungoma and Siaya Counties as well as Turkana, Marabit, Wajir and Mandera Counties working with partners.

Description of context and project:

This program is a wider integrated and collaborative approach by Welthungerhilfe and the partnering Kenyan NGOs in response to the drought stricken population within the arid areas specifically in Turkana, Wajir, Mandera and Garissa. The Kenyan NGO’s that have implemented this project include: Turkana Pastoralist Development Organization (TUPADO) in Turkana County, Wajir South Development Association (WASDA) in Wajir County, Rural Agency for Community Development and Assistance (RACIDA) in Mandera County and Pastoralist Girls Initiative (PGI) in Garissa County. Welthungerhilfe has vast experience in implementing projects through national partners to strengthen their capacity as is the case in India, Latin America and Ethiopia. This program has offered Welthungerhilfe-Kenya and its’ partners an opportunity to share learning experiences with its other Country programs and the wider public. By supporting, WASH, Agriculture and Food Security, Economic Recovery and Market Systems, Risk Management Policy and Practice, Welthungerhilfe and its Kenyan NGO implementing partners sought to improve the wellbeing of communities in the arid areas of Kenya. This project is expected to have an impact on the social and economic development of the individuals and communities and cover urgently needed relief and recovery support and DRR in the arid areas. In addressing the gender issues especially inequality between men and women in the sharing of power and decision-making. DWHH and partners recognize that the program area has gender equality problems and have ensured appropriate involvement of both women and men as key players in the program implementation by consulting both men and women on the mutual responsibilities to be agreed upon.

Task description:

The main tasks for the evaluation team are drafted below;

Questions of specific interest for Welthungerhilfe and its partners

  • The consultant will work collaboratively with DWHH, project implementing partners and stakeholders from all the target areas in the county governments of Garissa, Lodwar, Wajir and Mandera to determine the extent of project interventions and implementation based on the OECD/DAC evaluation criteria: Relevance, Sustainability, Efficiency, Effectiveness, Impact and Gender Mainstreaming, Accountability, Coherence and Partnership Building.Evaluation design and methodology**
  • The evaluation shall adopt both qualitative and quantitative methods to collect information from both primary and secondary sources. Triangulation (of important findings) and a gender sensitive approach are recommended and should be as participatory as possible. Following the scope of work, the consultant shall propose specific methods for collecting given data from sources that will also be specified. Envisaged methods will include but not limited to desk review, Key Informant Interviews / structured individual interviews, focus group discussions, and documentation of Most Significant Change Stories (MSCS).

Reporting and documentation

  • First report, after the kick-off meeting, 3-5 pages
  • Minutes of the kick-off meeting (a “lighter” form of an the meeting report), documenting decisions, specifications, agreed dates for field visits, reporting etc. emerging from the meeting.
  • Debriefing paper, at the end of the field mission that outlines the most important findings of the evaluation, 1-2 pages
  • Evaluation report, at the latest 2 weeks after the field mission, 30-40 pages maximum, plus annexes. Draft management response; integration of the recommendations into Welthungerhilfe’s “management response” form, together with the final version of the evaluation report.
  • Timetable and phases of the evaluation
  • The foreseen period of the evaluation will be in the month of August – September 2017 The Number of working day shall be 30

Consultant qualification requirements

  • Post-graduate degree in impact evaluation, WASH, Food Security, Social Sciences, Development Studies or other related disciplines with proven experience in qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis methodologies.
  • Experience in working with National and International NGOs and the government line ministries
  • Proven experience in conducting evaluation and / or research, preferably in the ASAL regions of northern Kenya
  • Strong English language writing skills. Writing samples will be required.
  • Commitment to understanding of internationally recognized methodologies values and principles.
  • The consultant / firm shall be selected on basis of the knowledge and experience in the monitoring and evaluation field. The minimum qualification requirements are as follows:
  • At least 5 solid years of professional experience in evaluation and research
  • A member of the Evaluation Society of Kenya(ESK), AfrEA or any other recognizable professional evaluation network
  • Knowledge and expertise of team in use of various survey instruments;
  • At least 5 years progressive experience in conducting similar studies, The experience in conducting research studies in WASH, natural resource management, DRR /or social studies fields will be regarded as an asset

Application requirements

All expressions of interest should include:

  • Experience of the company (including testimonials and a copy of a report of similar work)
  • A capability statement: State the firm / organization or individual’s qualification and experience relevant to the assignment, curriculum vitae of key personnel, appropriate references and relevant testimonials Please state your availability for the assignment.
  • Cover letter (maximum one page): A short letter addressing the evaluation
  • Technical Proposal (maximum eight pages) highlighting: brief explanation about the Consultant/s with particular emphasis on previous experience in this kind of work; profile of the Consultant/s to be involved in undertaking the final evaluation; understanding of the TOR, the task to be accomplished as well as draft baseline framework and plan
  • Financial Proposal: The financial proposal should provide cost estimates for services rendered including daily consultancy fees excluding: accommodation and living costs; transport cost, stationeries, and supplies needed for data collection; costs related to persons that will take part from partners and government officers during baseline process, etc. The financial proposal should also provide cost estimates for services rendered including daily consultancy fees related to the consultant and/or associate consultant who will take part in the evaluation of the project. Data collection and data processing costs are included in the account of the Consultant. The Consultant(s) should also use his/her own computer. In case of a firm/group of consultants; the contact details of the lead consultant or the focal person for purposes of coordination of communication.

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