1. Project Background
ERIKS Development Partner has worked with a number of partners in East Africa over the years. Partnership and cooperation has always been important for ERIKS, and this is recognized as one of our main goals in the global objectives. ERIKS believes that a vibrant and diverse civil society is a key factor for sustainable development and promotion of child rights in our program countries.
The Nalala Community Project is a two years’ project implemented by Nalala Community Initiative; a Non-Governmental Organization that is dedicated to improving the well-being of the poor in the society through economic empowerment, child protection, and resilience interventions. The overall project goal is “*to contribute to a less vulnerable community that is economically empowered, self -reliant and all-inclusive by ensuring sustainable food production, inclusive, equitable, and quality education and promoting the well-being of all at all ages”*.
Specific Project Objectives and Indicators:
Objective 1: Improved access to quality and affordable essential healthcare services in Kenyewa-Poka ward, Kajiado County
- Targeted training of 36 CHVs in three Health Units in Kenyewa-Poka and an increase in the number of active Community Health Volunteers (CHV)
- 60 CHVs supported through the provision of working tools to improve their work environment
- Increased percentage of households subscribed to Open Defecation Free (ODF) environments.
- 3 villages and a total of 75 households reached with awareness on Community-Led Total Sanitation
- Increased proportion of pupils with single-sex basic sanitation in selected schools through the construction of 2 toilet blocks with 12 doors at Olkatetemai Primary School and Entaretoi Secondary School.
- Increased access to essential health services in marginalized Kenyewa-Poka communities through 36 outreach clinics reaching 1000 patients at the outreach clinics and 1000 children receiving age-appropriate immunization
Objective 2: Improved learning environments for 50 schools in Kenyewa-Poka Ward and Nzaui Sub-County
- 50 schools provided with examination materials, thereby enabling 1695 children to sit for mock examinations
- 320 girls provided with sanitary towels thus contributing to increased school attendance
- A total of 200 desks distributed to 5 schools to improve the learning environment in the schools
- 50 students in 1 vocational institution supported with scholarly materials.
- 96 teachers trained in Competency-Based Curriculum to help them in delivering CBC to children
- 2 ECD classrooms constructed in two ECD Centres.
- 5 schools supported with water tanks to improve their capacities in rainwater harvesting
- 10 schools supported with the supply of nutritional porridge flour for school feeding, benefitting 300 children.
- Reduced absenteeism among the schools benefitting from the school feeding programme
Objective 3: To significantly contribute to the reduction of poverty cycles that limit and or act as barriers to women’s economic growth and development.
- 100 community members (from 4 self-help groups) trained on entrepreneurship skills
- Number of enterprises established after 50 self-help group members were provided with seed funding for small businesses
- Number of community members with kitchen gardens after training on kitchen gardening.
- Establishment of a pig rearing demonstration farm producing 40 pigs annually for sale
- Self-help groups supported with 400 chickens for chicken rearing businesses
- 15 organization staff trained as part of the organizational capacity development plan
Objective 2: To impart knowledge and skills to community members on FGM/C regulations and child marriage in Kenyewa-Poka Ward.
- 200 community members involved in community dialogues on matters FGM/C demonstrating increased knowledge of the ills of FGM/C
- 1000 school children trained on FGM/C to increase their knowledge on the subject
- 50 village and church leaders and 100 Head Teachers in Masuurrru and Loitoktok Sub-Counties trained on matters FGM/C.
- Child Protection Committees formed/selected in five targeted villages
- 20 child protection committees trained on child protection
Objective 4: Building Resilience Among Communities Affected by Corona Virus
- Increased awareness of children and caregivers on Covid-19 facts and prevention measures.
- Increased ability of 300 vulnerable households to provide for children’s immediate needs during the Covid-19 pandemic.
- Increased ability of 100 households to recuperate from the after-effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.
- Improved health and sanitation amenities access to 300 households in Kenyawa-Poka
- Improved awareness on hygiene promotion and healthy environment and practices.
- Emergency human resource support (temporarily assign doctors, nurses and health workers from other hospitals/health facilities).
- Improved and safe environment for both staff and clients at the Nalala Community Clinic during and after the COVID-19 disaster.
The evaluation will be of mixed-method approach consisting of both qualitative and quantitative data collections. The consultant will make extensive use of the available monitoring and evaluation data collected by project staff and implementing partner organizations. This will include, where available, project surveys and assessments, baseline information, project quarterly, bi-annual, and annual reports, and findings from beneficiary feedback mechanisms. The consultant is expected to review the background documentation as part of the desk review phase of the study. A strong part of the information will come from the field data collection. The consultant shall triangulate and validate the data collected from all sources and methods of collection used. Aligning with the content of the scope of work shared for this study, the consultant will develop the methodology and the data collection tools, and propose the team set up for data collection, analysis, feedback, presentation, and report writing, to be validated by the ERIKS East Africa Programme Team.
The end of project evaluation will have three objectives:
Objective 1: Evaluate to what extent the Nalala Community Initiative has fulfilled its goals based on the objectives in the project proposal/log frame.
- Efficiency in delivery of project outcomes
- Effectiveness in activity implementation
- Quality of intervention
- Timeliness as set out in the proposal and log frame
Objective 2: Assess whether the Nalala Community Project added value to the interventions with a positive effect on beneficiaries and other stakeholders. What has contributed to this added value and what has not?
- Which of the Nalala Community project approaches, and modalities/strategies were the most effective.
- Is there any substantial evidence on how project learning, were generated and applied to improve the delivery or effectiveness or efficiency?
- Who benefited from shared learning experiences (e.g. quarterly, joint field visits, workshops provision on best approaches and methodology), mainly the NGOs or also the local sector, community members and beneficiaries?
- How did the different actors learn from these experiences?
- What measures have been taken, to create visibility of the project’s added value, towards line ministries and other stakeholders?
- Assess how the partner has taken account of recommendations made in financial assessments, reviews, audits etc.
- Examine that the project agreements are being followed, compliance to the terms and conditions of the project agreements signed.
- Examine that the internal controls for the project implemented are satisfactory.
Objective 3: Identify and assess key lessons learned, challenges and draw recommendations for future programming.
The end line evaluation should at least include one lesson learned and recommendation per evaluation category, i.e. effectiveness, efficiency, relevance etc.
- What are the key lessons learned?
- To what extent has the delivery of response activities contributed to effective, efficient, relevant and timely delivery of aid and enhanced impact for the beneficiaries?
- Will the changes caused by this program continue beyond the life of the project?
- What, mechanisms have ERIKS, LACWADO, and key stakeholders, put in place to sustain the key programme Outputs and Outcomes?
- How has the program worked with local partners to increase their capacity in a sustainable way?
- What motivations /mechanisms exist for partners to continue playing these roles?
- What are the risks facing the sustainability of program Outputs and Outcomes?
3. Roles & Responsibilities of the consultant will be to:
Draft inception report
Lead the Desk Review
Develop the Methodology and tools
Outline the Field evaluation process
Write and validate the report.
- Inception report
- The methodology used to conduct the research
- Data collection tools including FGD guide ahead of fieldwork
- Data analysis and presentation of preliminary findings
- Powerpoint presentation of the main findings
- Final Report (minimum of 10 pages and a maximum 30 pages, excluding executive summary table of contents and annexes.
Purpose of the end line evaluation
The purpose of this evaluation is to assess the performance of the project and capture project achievements, challenges, and best practices to inform future similar programming. It will also review the recommendations of the ERIKS feedback reports and assess the extent to which these were implemented. The evaluation will also ensure accountability towards ERIKS as a donor and the beneficiaries of the program. On the other hand, it offers a learning aspect for all stakeholders. The evaluation will also identify key lessons learned, challenges and the flexibility of the program to adapt and respond to the changes and sustainability of the project.
The consultant or consultants will be required to disseminate the report during a dissemination meeting of different stakeholders.
- Experience in undertaking end line assessments
- Experience in development programming with a bias to child and human rights
- Good knowledge of the Human Rights Based Approach to programming
- Master’s degree in development, social sciences, development finance, education, or related field. Bachelors’ degrees with outstanding experience may be considered.*Preference will be given to development practitioners with experience in emergency programming and conflict management*.
How to apply
Individuals or consultancy firms should submit their expressions of interest (technical and financial proposal) to firstname.lastname@example.org and cc email@example.com by 29th August 2021.
Further information on this role can be accessed from http://eriksdevelopment.org/end-line-evaluation-of-a-project-in-kaijado-kenya/