Final Evaluation and Best Practices Papers for the IMPACTS Project at Health Poverty Action


Background

Health Poverty Action (HPA) is an international Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), with a mission of supporting the poorest and most vulnerable people in their effort to achieve better health and wellbeing.

HPA, together with a local implementing partner, MCMDO, is currently implementing a project entitled “Improving Mobile Pastoralists’ Access to Comprehensive and Tailored SRHR (IMPACTS)” which aims at securing improved sexual and reproductive health (SRH) for marginalized pastoralist women and girls in Dollo Bay woreda of Somali Region in Ethiopia, and Mandera East in Kenya to contribute towards the achievement of SDG 3. The project has targeted the Ethiopia / Kenya border areas of Dollo Bay woreda/district, in Afder zone, Ethiopia and Mandera East sub-county of Kenya

HPA would like to hire a national consultant to conduct the following tasks:

Final Evaluation and Best Practices Papers for the IMPACTS Project

  1. Undertake a final evaluation of the Improving Mobile Pastoralists’ Access to Comprehensive and Tailored SRHR (IMPACTS) project;
  2. Document the best practice and lessons learned (paper production) – maximum of 25 pages
  3. Produce short, focused publications. The consultant will undertake and produce two short focused publications (one in each country) to inform, persuade and encourage decision-makers about the progress and replication potential of the IMPACT project.

The Assignment

The final evaluation should use both quantitative and qualitative methods and be conducted in accordance with the OECD/DAC criteria of evaluation and the evaluator will assess projects’:

  • Relevance – the extent to which the project is suited to the priorities and policies of the target group, implementing partners, and donor
  • Effectiveness – a measure of the extent to which an aid activity attains its objectives, and as appropriate, what were the major factors influencing the achievement or non-achievement of the objectives
  • Efficiency – measures of the outputs – qualitative and quantitative – in relation to the inputs, whether the project objectives achieved on time
  • Impact – the positive and negative changes produced by a development intervention, directly or indirectly, intended, or unintended
  • Sustainability – concerned with measuring whether the benefits of an activity are likely to continue after donor funding has been withdrawn.

The evaluation will assess the preliminary indications of potential impact and sustainability of results including the contribution to capacity development and achievement of sustainable development goals. The results of the evaluation will draw lessons that will inform the key stakeholders of the project. The evaluation will generate knowledge from the implementation of the project by the implementing partner and reflect on challenges and lessons learnt and propose actionable recommendations for future programming. A technical analysis that evaluates the progress, outcomes, and impact against the program targets. Based on the outputs from the analysis, the evaluator(s) will present options and recommendations for future program design and implementation. The final evaluation report should be developed by the evaluator(s) and be based on the findings of their research.

The consultant will:

  • Review, revise or restructure the quantitative survey (household questionnaires) and qualitative research tools (Focus Group Discussions and Individual Interviews) previously used for the Programme baseline evaluation, to generate data required for the final evaluation.
  • Take lead and manage data collection for the evaluation exercise.
  • Produce an evaluation report (in English) based on the analysis of the quantitative and qualitative data collected. The contents of the report should include, but not be limited to, descriptive studies and analytical studies. Furthermore, the report should detail, but not be limited to, progress against all indicators in the Log frame.
    Best practice and lessons learnt paper:
  • The lessons and best practices will be drawn from the project activities reports, baseline reports, case studies and findings from the end line evaluation. The consultant through this final evaluation will generate a learning and sharing report which will capture and validate the replicable principles and learning from the project. The project lessons will be shared with parliamentarians, health service officials and other relevant actors (e.g. CSOs, IGOs) as well as HPA and local partners in Kenya, Ethiopia, Rwanda and Nicaragua who took part in the Irish Aid funded projects in those countries
    Short advocacy paper/Policy brief: produce two short focused publications (one in each country) to inform, persuade and encourage decision makers about the progress and replication potential of the IMPACT project. The publication will elicit and analyze learning across the two countries so that it is disseminated via relevant fora to encourage tailored services to help tackle the multiple disadvantages faced by mobile pastoralist ethnic minority women including girls and those living with HIV or disability. The publication should clearly demonstrate project’s critical mass of evidence and advocacy in order to increase pressure on duty bearers to fully take into account ethnic minority pastoralist women and girls’ specific needs in SRH service provision in target areas (and to a lesser extent, through sharing of learning, beyond the target areas).

The potential time frame for the above assignments: The survey is planned to occur in May 2022. The preparation, fieldwork and report writing will take a maximum of 30 days

Geographical area of the survey: The survey will be conducted in Mandera East Sub County, of Mandera County, Kenya and Dollo Bay District, Liben Zone in Ethiopia.

 

How to apply

Interested parties should submit their proposals by email to procurement@healthpovertyaction.org, quoting the reference number ET-KE-001-2022 by 1700 hours East Africa time on or before 12th May 2022. Any proposals received after the stated time and date will be rejected.

 

More Information

  • Job City Mandera County(Kenya), Dollo Bay District(Ethiopia)
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