International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is seeking a consultant(s) to conduct the baseline survey/evaluation for a 5-year USAID funded project du

Baseline Survey of Sustainable Management of Tsavo and Amboseli Landscapes at International Fund for Animal Welfare


Founded in 1969, IFAW has provided over 50 years of global leadership, innovation and hands-on assistance to animals and communities in need. Our holistic conservation approach includes reducing the demand and exploitation of wildlife at the source; working together with communities and enforcers to shut down poaching networks; pioneering first-ever successes in the rescue, rehabilitation and release of orphan animals back into the wild; providing hands on emergency response in the wake of global disasters; and advocating for solutions, with the support of expert research, that tackle the greatest threats to our planet’s wildlife populations and habitats.

Project Description

IFAW is implementing a 5-year USAID funded project ‘’Sustainable Management of Tsavo and Amboseli landscapes’ in Southern Kenya. The project is implemented in Tsavo Conservation Area and Greater Amboseli Ecosystem in partnership with Big Life Foundation and Tsavo Trust Foundation. The aim of the project is to strengthen local institutions’ ability to develop a coordinated management approach with their members to enhance local stewardship, improved outcome sharing and the sustainable management of wildlife and biodiversity within the Tsavo Conservation Area and Greater Amboseli Ecosystem

Rationale of the baseline

The baseline study will establish and document the current status regarding key performance indicators (KPIs). The baseline report and data will provide a starting point to document change and achievement towards desired results in the Theory of Change (ToC). It also will guide subsequent studies and evaluations. Report and data from the baseline will further guide the development of relevant tools and approaches for effective monitoring, evaluation and learning to provide timely feedback for efficient and effective programme implementation.

Objectives of the Baseline Survey.

The objective of the baseline study is to provide data/information for a set of key indicators outlined in the programme results matrix. It will form the basis for the mid-term and final evaluation other than setting the baseline and helps to set targets for project indicators. Consequently, it’s vital to consider the impact created through the project to be considered in this baseline survey.

Scope of the baseline study

The study will be undertaken in Tsavo and Amboseli landscapes enclaving Amboseli, Tsavo East and West National parks in Kajiado, and Taita Taveta Counties respectively. Special focus will be on 18 conservancies in Greater Amboseli Ecosystem and 15 group ranches in Tsavo conservancy area (TCA)


The Consultant (s) will propose a suitable and detailed methodology that exhaustively addresses the study’s objectives at the baseline’s inception; however, the Consultant(s) will be selected based on proposed methodologies submitted in response to this ToR. Robust mixed methods with a participatory approach are preferred. In addition, provide a detailed baseline analysis framework, proposed tools and proposed outline for the report.

Time Schedule

The study is expected to take not more than sixty (60) days. The Consultant(s) is expected to be available for the work to start on the 1st of October 2022 and the final report should be submitted not later than 31st November 2022.


The proposed budget should be inclusive of all taxes applicable. Study Management The Consultant (s) will work closely with Chief of Party and Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning team at IFAW. The Consultant (s) will be provided with a project information package of key documentation for review. Both parties will be available for questions and discussions throughout the consultancy.

Qualifications and Experience of Consultant (s)

The consultant(s) must have the following qualifications:

i. Advanced degree in project management, natural resources management, community development, social studies, or any other relevant field.

ii. A minimum of 8 years in community/social development research and programme evaluations.

iii. Verifiable experience in conducting baseline studies.

iv. Proficiency in analytics and report writing

v. Excellent oral and written English and Swahili.

vi. Proven experience in conducting participatory qualitative and quantitative evaluation studies

vii. Evidence theoretical knowledge and practical application of cross-cutting issues in development such as gender, innovation. viii. A comprehensive understanding of the tools development and research methodologies, including quantitative and qualitative research methods

Key deliverables:

Upon successful completion of the assignment, the consultant will have provided the following:

i. An Inception Report.

ii. Final tools/instruments of the baseline survey

iii. Study Management Plan

iv. Electronic files with all raw data

v. Draft Report vi. Presentation of the key findings to the stakeholders for validation

vii. The final baseline report

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How to apply


Interested candidates should send their technical and financial proposals, CVs (demonstrating their qualification, competency and experience in undertaking similar assignments), company profile, two recent references, and their availability to with subject as ‘Baseline survey consultancy’ not later than CoB Wednesday, 28 th September 2022


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