TERMS OF REFERENCE: MONITORING, EVALUATION ACCOUNTABILITY, AND LEARNING (MEAL) CONSULTANT FOR PROJECT OUTCOME HARVESTING
About Youth Alive! Kenya:
“Youth Alive! Kenya (herein referred to as Y.A.K.) is a youth-serving and youth-led Non- Governmental Organization (NGO) that works in partnership with youth organizations, civil society organizations, the private sector, and the government to advocate for youth responsive policies, legislation, and programs within Kenya in particular and the region through advocacy, mentorship and capacity development. Y.A.K. envisions “A society where young people are empowered to realize their full potential”. Our projects are based on three thematic pillars; Good Governance; Economic Empowerment and Livelihoods; and Social Well-being and Equity. We are currently working with over 96 youth organizations in 12 counties in Kenya – with ambitions to grow our outreach in Kenya. We believe in strengthening youth participation in the development agenda in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targets at the county, national, regional and global levels.”
Y.A.K seeks the services of a consultant with appropriate knowledge, skills, experience, and competency to conduct an Outcome Harvesting (OH) activity to identify, document and analyze the outcomes achieved by our Women Economic Empowerment and Care project (We-Care).
YAK, with support from Oxfam Kenya, is implementing a project dubbed “Sote Tujihusishe na Kazi za Nyumbani” (We-Care) in two informal settlement areas in Nairobi city (Kawangware and Korogocho).
WE-Care’s goal is to reignite progress on gender equality by addressing the largest, least-recognized factor preventing women to reach their full potential – Unpaid Care and Domestic Work (UCDW). By recognizing, reducing, and redistributing UCDW, WE-Care promotes a just society where women and girls have more choices across all stages of their lives, in economic, social and political activities, and where carers’ voices are heard in decision-making about policies and budgets at all levels.
Outcome 1: Public and private sector institutions increase commitment & investment on UCDW through policy, practice and budget reforms.
Outcome 2: Public opinions and narratives shift to acknowledge UCDW as an economic, development and gender equality issue.
Outcome 3: Women’s Rights Organizations (WROs), youth groups, carers and citizens have more individual and collective power to influence decision-making processes around UCDW
2. The objective of this consultancy:
The objective of this consultancy is to conduct an outcome-harvesting activity for the WE-Care project to:
- Identify and document the outcomes achieved by the project, both positive or negative, intended or unintended, and the verifiable connection between the project and the outcomes.
- Analyze the outcomes to understand the factors that contributed to their achievement and identify lessons learned
- To outline the specific contribution the project made to this change
- Provide recommendations for improving the project’s impact and sustainability
3. Scope of Work:
The consultant will be responsible for the following:
- Reviewing project documents and conducting key informant interviews, focus group discussions and document reviews to analyze and identify the outcomes achieved by the project.
- Designing and conducting data collection tools, such as questionnaires and interview guides, to collect data on the outcomes
- Analyzing the data collected using appropriate methods
- Preparing a report that documents the outcomes achieved by the project, including both intended and unintended outcomes, as well as factors that contributed to their achievement and lessons learned
- Providing recommendations for improving the project’s impact and sustainability
- Develop evaluation knowledge products, in soft copy, to be shared with external and internal stakeholders.
4. Core deliverables and timeframe:
The consultancy is expected to start on 1st March 2023 and to be completed within 15 days from the start date. The consultant will produce the following:
- Proposed budget, methodology and work plan.
- Draft Report before feedback.
- A final and comprehensive evaluation report after validation
- Evaluation knowledge products i.e. A PowerPoint presentation and a blog summarizing finding.
5. Profile of Consultant:
The consultant will have the following qualifications:
- Advanced degree in a relevant field such as international development, public health, or statistics
- Experience in conducting evidence-based research or similar evaluations.
- Knowledge of unpaid care work and gender programming
- Strong analytical skills and experience with qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis and relevant software such as SPSS or STATA
- Excellent writing and communication skills in English
6. Management of the consultancy
The contracting and management of this consultancy will be under Youth Alive! Kenya.
7. Application process:
Interested and qualified individuals should submit to email@example.com the following:
- Concept note outlining understanding of the task, methodology, work plan/timelines.
- Proof and confirmation of availability during the consultancy period.
- Current CV demonstrating experience in similar tasks.
- Applications to reach Youth Alive! Kenya email address on or before 15th February 2023.
- Indicate on the subject line of the application email Project Outcome Harvesting
- The allocated budget for this exercise is Kshs 100,000. Interested applicants are thus advised to plan and budget within this cap.