Reference Number: HIHEA/05-2021/M&E
Title of project: Expanding the Pipeline Project: Hilti Phase Two (2)
Project Implementation Area: Kenya: Thika, Embu and Nanyuki Branches;
Tanzania include Mwanga, Siha, and Rombo districts in Kilimanjaro region
Task: Baseline Evaluation
Period: 1.5 months (to be discussed with the consultant)
The Expanding the Pipeline Project funded by HILTI Foundation, seeks to increase the number of people reached through Hand in Hand’s four step model of enterprise development in Kenya and Tanzania.
Expanding to new geographies, the project will provide 24,000 people living in poverty with the skills to establish their own enterprises. The overall objective of the project is to reduce poverty and improve household wellbeing for 20,000 people in Kenya’s Nanyuki, Embu and Thika counties, and for 4,000 people living in the Arusha region of Tanzania.
The project seeks to achieve the following key result areas.
The Baseline Evaluation
HiH EA is commissioning a baseline study to provide a critical reference point on which to monitor and assess the program’s progress for assessing changes and impact. The evaluation intends to provide a basis for comparing the situation during and after implementation, and for making inferences as to the effectiveness of the project.
The key objectives of the baseline evaluation include;
HiH EA is seeking an independent evaluator, firm or individual to undertake this assignment comprehensively and to satisfaction. The assignment may be conducted concurrently by one firm present in the two countries or by separate firms from both countries. There is need for high coordination from the firms to increase comparability of data and its use in subsequent evaluations. The selected firm will have an opportunity to be procured again to undertake the end line if this assignment is satisfactorily accomplished.
HiH EA will provide all supporting documents necessary to ensure the assignment is completed successfully.
Role of the consultants
The consultants will be required to undertake at a minimum the following;
Approach and Methodology
The evaluator is to propose the methodology for carrying out the assignment. A mixed method may be included to ensure all proposed indicators are addressed. Secondary review will also be required to inform the contextual relevance of the project and the result areas as designed.
HiH EA and HiH EA-TZ are requesting the consultants to submit proposals to respond to this Terms of Reference as outlined above. We expect the consultancy firm or consultant to demonstrate the skills and experience outlined below (or equivalent):
The proposal should include the following:
Budget and Payment
The consultancy firm will provide a detailed budget summary splitting the consultants’ fees and logistical expenses. The terms of payment will be negotiated with the firm upon signing of the contract.
Electronic submission of proposals will be made to firstname.lastname@example.org by 26th February, 2021 at 1700 hours EAT. The lead consultant is asked to tender a proposal document of no more than 15 pages.
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