Project Evaluation Consultant

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Terms of Reference

Introduction

This Ability Trust is a non-profit organization that works to advance the rights and inclusion of women and girls with disabilities in Kenya. Our work is focused on amplifying  the voices and increasing visibility of women and girls with disabilities.

Overview of Huu’wezo Art Beat Project

The Huu’wezo Art Beat Project strategy seeks to contribute to closing this gap through training girls and women with disabilities on digital marketing and media, both skills that can foster self-employment at the comfort of their homes or  community resource centers (for those with physical disabilities/ mobility difficulties) and they are also attractive to mainstream employers. The project seeks to create platforms for dialogue with employers and duty bearers with the aim of influencing positive changes on the policy framework to enhance the inclusion of women with disabilities. This will be achieved through strategic partnerships with public, private sectors and mainstream media, development of tools and positive messaging on employability of women with disabilities on various media including social media.

Overall Review Questions

The final project evaluation will be expected to focus on project’s relevance, effectiveness, value addition sustainability, collaboration, and strategic partnerships but not limited the following key areas in project implementation: The study will be expected to answer the following key questions:

i. Relevance:

Assess the extent to which the overall objective, specific objectives and the design of the Huu’wezo Art Beat Project responds to the TAT programme goals/objectives and address the needs of the targeted beneficiaries.

ii. Effectiveness

Assess the degree to which objectives are achieved and the extent to which targeted beneficiaries’ problems are solved

iii. Progress:

Assess the current project achievements status against the expected target .

iv. Efficiency66   

Asses the project management resources, timeliness of the project in delivering the project and how the resources benefit the target beneficiaries.

v. Quality

Assess the quality of the project interventions (e.g. approaches, methodologies, input qualities etc).

vi. Sustainability:

Assess the level of the beneficiaries to sustain the outputs and benefits of the interventions (e.g. beneficiaries and key stakeholder’s participation levels, cost sharing, local capacities, management etc.)?

vii. Collaboration internally and externally

Assess the extent the project facilitates coherency, consistency and complementarity and synergy both internally and externally..

Lessons Learned

Assess the strengths and areas that need improvements: Strengths - Level of complementarity and synergies through joint planning and implementation, sequencing of activities etc. What are the gaps – challenges, limitations, risks or missed opportunities

viii. Government Partnerships

Asses the level at which the program is engaging with or involved with government in the process towards achieving project objectives and goals, and relevant government staffs’ awareness and of the project

Phases of the Evaluation and required Outputs

The consultant will be required to design and demonstrate proper grasp of a methodology that ensures the perspectives of Project beneficiaries, Huu’wezo Art Beat Project Implementing Partners implementing team, key stakeholders are adequately captured. The methodology developed by the consultant should articulate adequate understanding and appreciation of the project conflict context in-terms of insecurity; and strong traditions and cultural practices; including political and gender dynamics and socio-economic trans-boundary contexts. Therefore, the consultant must illustrate how s/he will integrate participatory approaches and methodologies that are gender sensitive, adaptive to COVID 19 pandemic measures, culturally tenable and conflict sensitive. The consultant will also be expected to clearly outline the step by step process for carrying out the Final Evaluation exercise.

Content

The evaluation deliverables must match quality standards. The text of the reports should be illustrated, as appropriate, with maps, graphs and tables and quotes; a map of the area(s) of the intervention, human interest stories (photos with captions, text quotes and short video clips) is required (to be attached as Annex).

Deliverables:

Slide presentation, 10 slides, on key findings and lessons.

Draft Final Report, 15 pages. Refer to the structure above.

Final report, 20 pages, incorporating any comments received from the concerned parties on the draft report that have been accepted. One week after having received comments to the Draft Final Report.

Exclusion Clause

This Ability Trust has zero tolerance for corruption and fraud.

This Ability Trust reserves the right to offer comparable assignments to those qualified candidates that may not have been selected for this consultancy assignment which they applied for. These offers will be based on the needs of the organization, appropriateness and relevance to the candidate’s educational backgrounds and work experience. Only those candidates in whose qualifications and experience the Trust has further interest will be contacted for subsequent interviews.

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