The objective of the Feasibility Study (FS) is to provide World Vision offices and local partner organizations with a solid basis for finalizing the project proposal by filling gaps in data, clarifying preconditions, opportunities, resources, systems, policies and risks of the planned program. Specifically, it is intended to provide an assessment of the feasibility of the program’s approach and an analysis of the plausibility of achieving the envisioned changes within the specific context. The Feasibility Study should provide actionable recommendations and data for the improvement of the concept.
The primary audience of the Feasibility Study in addition to the donor agency is comprised of staff at World Vision offices and local partner organizations involved in the planning process, as well as beneficiaries, civil society representatives, local service providers, national authorities and regional bodies that are identified as key stakeholders and will be participating in the design consultations.
The study shall provide an analysis of the political, economic and cultural program context on micro, meso and macro-levels for all three target countries and consider available data relevant to the target sectors of Health & Nutrition, Food Security, and Gender Equality. The context analysis should specifically focus on the structures relevant to the planned program, including local civil society groups, service providers, national and regional policy forums.
The Feasibly Study will entail an analysis of target groups and stakeholders, their specific needs, capacities and potentials and an analysis of the capacity assessments and capacity strengthening plans developed with local partners as part of the pre-design.
Based on the context and stakeholder analysis, the FS shall assess how well the selected approaches are suited to solve the identified problems for the target beneficiaries and how plausibly the initial activities and outputs will be able to realize the intended program outcomes in the specific context of the targeted countries and region. This should entail an analysis of the potential for up-scaling and transfer between contexts of locally developed project models and approaches, especially lessons learned within fragile contexts and the applicability of successful ENRICH approaches to maximize cross-learning between CSOs of the different target countries. Recommendations should be made based on the FS results on how to improve the overall programme design and proposed activities to better achieve the programme outcome.
Additional program-specific need for analysis concerns the unique value addition of the BMZ Global Program instrument. Therefore, the FS shall place special focus on analysing opportunities and entry points for achieving Outcome Module 1, strategies that are already being deployed and how they can be improved to support target countries in implementing updated National Nutrition Policies, Strategies and Action Plans which align with AUC’s nutrition policies, and applying Gender-responsive policies on Health & Nutrition Rights at national and sub-national levels. This shall specifically examine strategies to empower (sub-)national and regional civil society to influence policy making and hold decision makers to account (Module 4).
Creating lasting networks between local civil society organizations within and between the target countries and in the wider East Africa region and strengthening their long-term organizational and Feasibility Study TOR Template 5 technical capacities to deliver community services, share learning on best practices and innovations and organize to advocate for an enabling policy environment is an important foundational outcome of the planned program. Therefore, the FS shall analyse the capacity strengthening plans and specific activities under this outcome with the aim of providing tangible recommendations on how to improve this cooperation and re-enforce an equal partnership between World Vision offices and the local CSOs partners, guided by mutual learning.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/12BRec-eyVvBaG3IYXoHp__HuGs4zhp-r/view?usp=sharing Further, the feasibility of the planned program shall be measured against the OECD DAC evaluation criteria of Relevance, Coherence, Effectiveness, Efficiency, Impact, Sustainability
How to apply
All interested consultants are requested to submit their proposals via Email, suing the subject BMZ GROW Feasibility Study, addressed to:
The Secretary Procurement Committee,
World Vision Kenya, Karen Road, Off Ngong Road,
P.O Box 50816 (00200) Nairobi-Kenya
No later than 5.00 pm on 25 January 2022.