Background and context
In Nyanza Constituency, Siaya has the largest number of Disabled Person Groups and a disability friendly county official who has the interest of promoting the lives of Persons with Disabilities in livelihood and inclusion in governance. Between July 2018 to September 2019, Action Network for the Disabled (ANDY) has been implementing a project titled; Connecting the Dots - An inclusive participation of Youth with Disabilities in Governance and Employment. The project engages Youth with Disabilities (YWD) in governance by ensuring they understand devolution and disability rights with the aim of unlocking employment opportunities for YWD.
Project outcomes and outputs
The Project seeks to contribute to the following:
Impact: More accountable governance in the management of goods and services for Persons with Disabilities in Siaya County.
Outcome: Effective engagement of YWDs in governance processes and economic opportunities in Siaya County
Output 1: Facilitate analysis of socio-economic data for use by Youth with Disabilities in informed advocacy
Output 2: Mentor YWDs to use existing policies and platforms to access affirmative funds, employment and market opportunities.
Output 3: Facilitate establishment of YWDs coordination groups for engagement in county planning, budgeting and monitoring of service delivery
Evaluation purpose and objectives
The purpose of this evaluation is to provide an independent assessment of the project in order to identify and understand extent to which the inclusive participation of Youth with Disabilities in Governance and Employment Project has achieved the expected results. This will be based on an examination of the project’s Logical Framework and Theory of Change. The evaluation will also identify relevant lessons learned during project implementation so as to inform the design of future projects within similar thematic areas and inform future program development within the organisation.
The specific objectives of the evaluation are to:
The key recipients and users of the evaluation are;
Scope of the evaluation
The evaluation will cover all project activities from July 2018 to September 2019 largely within Siaya County as well as an upscale activity in Busia, Vihiga and Kakamega Counties.
Evaluation approach and methodology
The evaluation will use Outcome Harvesting (OH) as the evaluation approach to engage with various categories of target actors with the aim of establishing how they have acted differently because of the project activities. The evaluator(s) will engage the project team, Disabled Persons Groups, Civil Society Organisations, Government Departments, the Executive arm of the government and the County Assembly including Persons with Disabilities in identifying and documenting significant outcomes realized during the project implementation.
The evaluator(s) will clearly describe and customise the Outcome Harvesting steps and outline how these will used practically during data collection. Information will be collected or “harvested” using a range of methods to yield evidence-based answers to useful, actionable questions.
The outcomes information will be collected through:
Evaluation outputs and deliverables
Most Significant Change Stories.
Other documents/materials such as raw data files, quantitative data files, transcripts of FGDs, photographs taken, outcomes matrix.
Team requirements and qualifications
ANDY seeks to engage a team/consultant (s) with vast knowledge of outcome harvesting approach, climate change, governance, natural resource management in arid and semi-arid contexts.
Management and coordination
The consultant(s) will be managed and coordinated by the Director of ANDY at the Nairobi Office and work closely with all the Field staff who are based in Siaya.
Evaluation work plan
The evaluation will take place from 15th August- 10th October 2019. The level of effort expected for the assignment will be a maximum of 20 days. Tentative timeframes applicable to this evaluation, including timings for all deliverables, are set out in the table below:
Issue Expression of Interest
4th - 10 th July
Deadline for receipt of applications
Selection of consultant(s)
Contacting of selected consultants
16th- 19th July
Contracting of Consultant
22nd- 26th July
2nd- 8th September
Submission of draft report
Presentation of findings in validation workshop
Submission of final report
To apply the consultant(s) should submit an Expression of Interest of not more than 10 pages. This should contain:
The consultant’s understanding of the ToR,
Telephone and email contacts of at least three (3) professional referees who can validate technical expertise
All submissions, should be sent to the following email addresses email@example.com with the subject of the email as ‘End of Project Evaluation for DDP Program in Siaya’.
The closing date for submissions is Monday 10th July 2019
Short-listed candidates will be contacted for presentations by 19th July 2019
Persons with Disabilities are HIGHLY encouraged to apply stating category of Disability to put in consideration Reasonable Accommodation needed.
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