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HAKI YETU ORGANIZATION
P.O. Box 92253 - 80102,
CALL FOR CONSULTANCY – END OF PROJECT EVALUATION
Call Posted: 2nd June 2023
Call Deadline: 15th June 2023
Haki Yetu (HY) is a human rights organization, registered as a charitable trust under the laws of Kenya. The organization works for and with marginalized and excluded coastal communities to enhance enjoyment of their human rights, access to justice, inclusion and peaceful co-existence. HY implements its programmes in the 6 coastal counties. The organization has its main offices in Mombasa, with satellite offices in Kilifi and Kwale counties.
Until the beginning of 2023, when the organization adopted its second 5-year strategic plan, HY had been implementing programmes in 4 thematic areas: Governance and Accountability, Gender and Law; Cohesion and Transformation, as well as Land and Housing. The organization has pursued its interventions across the region through awareness creation, strategic partnerships, capacity building, litigation, research as well as lobbying and advocacy.
In the last 3 years, HY has been implementing a human rights project aimed at safeguarding the rights of vulnerable and marginalized coastal communities through access to justice and participation in governance. The project, implemented in Kilifi, Kwale and Mombasa Counties was specifically intended to contribute towards the following:
- Enhancing land tenure security for marginalized communities;
- Increasing citizen engagement and oversight in governance;
- Reducing gender-based violence including teen pregnancies.
Purpose, scope and objectives of the evaluation
The purpose of the end of project evaluation is to establish the extent to which the project has achieved its objectives; assess the performance of the project; and assess whether the project represents good value for money. The findings of this evaluation will guide HY, and its partners in the identification of successes and challenges and suggest recommendations for future programming. The evaluation is intended to provide a space for all stakeholders to reflect on what has been achieved and facilitate a process of critical analysis that allows people to celebrate success, challenge assumptions and ways of working and explore those areas that have been more difficult.
The consultant will conduct an independent assessment of the appropriateness, timeliness, effectiveness and efficiency of the project implementation. The specific objectives and key questions for assessment are:
- To assess the appropriateness and relevance of the project goal, objectives, design and approaches used to achieve the desired change;
- To assess the effectiveness of the project in achieving the desired change and results, including the nature of impact on the target communities and populations;
- To assess the efficiency of the project in achieving the desired change, including project responsiveness to changes in the implementing context;
- To determine the level of ownership and satisfaction felt by key stakeholders at community and county levels;
- To assess the potential sustainability of achieved changes and appropriateness of project activities for ensuring a continuation of benefits generated;
- To assess the value of monitoring and evaluation approaches used and the effectiveness of learning, documentation and dissemination;
The consultant will be expected to design the evaluation plan, selecting the most appropriate methodologies, to be discussed and agreed with the HY team. The selected methodologies should be participatory, reflect the project logic (theory of change) and be designed to effectively assess the process of change. It is expected that some primary data collection will be conducted using a combination of primarily qualitative methods and tools which may include:
- Document review: Review of programme documents (proposal, M&E framework, activity reports, annual project reports. Workplan, budget and financial reports etc);
- Key Informant Interviews and or group review meetings with internal informants and external informants;
- Focus group discussions with partners, stakeholders and target groups;
- Most Significant Change – This participatory method would be valuable opportunity for involving project stakeholders in deciding what type of changes are important to be recorded under the project;
- Ongoing (unstructured) consultation with project implementing team as well as other Haki Yetu team members,
Expected output/structure of the final report
The consultant will submit a comprehensive evaluation report to include evaluation methods, findings, conclusions and recommendations. The structure of the final report (max 25-30 pages excluding appendices) should include:
- Executive summary
- Brief background
- Key findings and conclusions (supported by relevant data and data source)
- Lessons and recommendations
- Annexes including list of all individuals interviewed, interview guides, workplan etc)
|Proposals to be received||15.06.2023|
|Selection of consultant and signing of Contract||26.06.2023|
|Field visits, Data Collection and Interviews||04.08.2023|
|Submission and presentation of topline findings||07.08.2023|
|Discussion and feedback from Haki Team||18.08.2023|
|Final report submission||28.08.2023|
The lead consultant interested in carrying out this assignment should have a strong background in human rights related evaluations, including the following qualifications:
- Previous experience in evaluating human rights-related projects including qualitative participatory evaluations methodologies that involve the engagement of stakeholders and communities
- Prior experience in and/or familiarity with the Kenya’s Coastal context.
- Demonstrated exceptional report writing skills
- Good facilitation skills
- A consultative approach to their work.
Format for Submission of Proposals
Expressions of interest are welcome from both individual consultants and groups of consultants. The following documentation should be submitted:
- Cover letter
- CVs of the consultant(s)
- A sample evaluation report
- Proposal – Including suggested overview of methodology, proposed workplan, and budget (with a breakdown of costs for professional fees, travels, analysis and report writing)
- Dates of availability for field work.
Expression of interest should be sent in electronic format by 15th June 2023 at 5pm EAT to firstname.lastname@example.org and a copy to email@example.com.
Haki Yetu is a human rights organization, registered as a charitable trust under the laws of Kenya. The organization works for and with marginalized and excluded coastal communities to enhance enjoyment of their human rights, access to justice, inclusion and peaceful co-existence. Haki Yetu has its main offices in Mombasa, with satellite offices in Kilifi and Kwale counties.
Haki Yetu has for the past one decade worked with other stakeholders in the coast region to safeguard and protect children. The organization has invested resources in creating awareness, building grassroot networks and enhancing access to justice through litigation and psychosocial support. In the past three years, the organization has partnered with other actors in the education sector to facilitate access to education for children and especially girls in marginalized and remote parts of Kilifi and Kwale. During this period, we noted with concern the high number of girls dropping out of school after getting pregnant. We further noted the challenges experienced when seeking justice and the impact on the education of these girls and children in general in the affected areas.
To enrich our advocacy measures towards protection of children in marginalized and remote parts of Kilifi and Kwale, Haki Yetu wishes to engage the services of a suitably qualified consultant in the area of child protection, access to education and/or child rights for a short-term consultancy on the subject. The assignment will entail research and documentation of trends in 20 selected primary schools in Ganze and Kinango Sub-Counties in Kilifi and Kwale respectively, to establish the extent, trends and underlying causes of school drop-out among girls and boys, and provide viable recommendations for mitigation. We expect the assignment to last for 3 months starting May 15th 2023.
Scope of Work
The scope of the consultancy includes:
- Document school enrolment trends over the last 5 years;
- Document school drop-out rates and trends among boys and girls in the select schools over the said period;
- Document the extent of teenage pregnancies in the select schools, and its impact on access to education among girls;
- Document factors that hinder access to education for children in rural Kilifi, and Kwale counties
- Liaise with the Ministry of Education, National Government Administrative Officers (NGAO) and other non-state actors including NGOs in the project area.
- Compile a comprehensive report on the above.
The consultant should meet the following minimum requirements:
- Excellent research, writing and analytical skills;
- Working experience and knowledge of education system in Kenya;
- Knowledge and deep commitment to human rights and service to the poor;
- Flexible in terms of travel and field work;
- Prior knowledge and experience working in the project area will be an added advantage.
A commensurate compensation package will be provided. Applications including a detailed resume, shall be delivered via email addressed to the Executive Director, Haki Yetu through firstname.lastname@example.org and CC’d to email@example.com. The closing date for the applications is 12th May 2023 at 5.00 pm. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. The successful candidate will be expected to start immediately.