• Consultancy at Feed The Children

  • Posted on: 21 November, 2016 Deadline: 9 December, 2016
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  • Feed the Children is an international, non-profit relief organization that was founded in 1979 with headquarters in Oklahoma City, United States of America. In Kenya, Feed the Children was registered in 1993 under the Non-Governmental Organization Coordination Board Act. Feed the Children Kenya office’s first program in the 1990s was the Dagoretti Children’s Centre (DCC) which assisted children who were physically challenged. In 2000, the organization opened the Abandoned Baby Centre (ABC) which rescued children who had been abandoned by family. In 2004, the organization began implementing the School Feeding Program (now called School Meals Programs). The program was in partnership with WFP and Ministry of Education and was aimed at encouraging children to attend school, improve school retention rates and reduce school drop-outs rates.

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    Scope, approach and methodology.

    The training methodology will use a workshop style approach of training while providing a lot of practical sessions during the training. Theory sessions will be accompanied by practice to ensure that the trainees can adequately develop online data on the selected platforms.

    Tentative training dates -10TH -13TH/ 01/ 2017.

    Training Objectives. Undertake an M&E/ IT/ Other FEED staff training on:

    Mobile data for surveys.

    Use of same platforms to manage regular project data

    Authoring of survey tools in.xls using the KPC questionnaire and exporting the tools into the survey.

    Data hosting-Online data server platforms e.g. ODK, Kobo, Ona, Enkento, etc.

    Editing the questionnaires to accommodate new changes

    Managing the online Survey data on the platform- Cleaning.

    Data quality mechanisms to reduce errors in data collection at the questionnaire level.

    Extracting the GPS coordinates and Using GIS software to plot and display data on basic maps and monitor data collection real time.

    Exporting the survey data into other formats.

    Setup of Tablets with the data collection tools. Specifications and software requirements for the gadgets.

    Data protection mechanisms

    Pros and cons of free subscription vs premium subscriptions.

    Governance and accountability

    FEEDs Obligations

    FEED will support the training logistics and provide any other necessary training materials

    FEED will orient the consultant to the data available and also the survey questionnaires in use.

    FEED to pay the agreed training fees after the receiving the invoice and training report.

    Consultants Obligations

    The Consultant shall work closely and under the oversight of Head of Programs to deliver a quality training.

    The engagement will be for 4 working days starting from 10th January and end on the 13th January 2017.

    Submit the expression of interest to FEED prior to the engagement.

    Submit the training report 7 days after the training as support of the invoice that shall be submitted to FEED.

    The Consultant shall not assign or transfer any of the obligations or benefits of the engagement to 3rd parties without prior notification and consent of FEED in writing.

    The Consultant must uphold professional ethics and work within the Kenya labour laws.

    Ethical principles & Values

    The Consultant should adhere to the FEED values, safety and security guidelines

    The consultant should maintain confidentiality of the report, raw data and any other information about FEED and the primary stakeholders

    The Consultant shall provide the above services to the highest professional and quality standards as deemed by FEED Upholds mutual respect for the child and all other stakeholders

    Professional qualifications of the Consultant.

    The key Consultant should ideally possess the following qualifications and experience:

    Degrees in the Statistics with additional qualifications in Mobile data management.

    Diverse understanding and clear knowledge of Evaluation or Research

    Extensive knowledge i.e. between 3-5 years’ research and evaluation experience with international agencies

    Sound analytical and technical competence in the subject matter

    Have conducted similar evaluations in the recent past.

    Deliverables timelines and work plans

    Start of the assignment –10th January 2017 Submission of Final Report 20th January 2017

    Method of Application

    If you meet the requirements, send your proposal to boniface.mbithi@feedthechildren.org and copy rosemary.nyaga@feedthechildren.org by 9th December 2016.Note that the technical proposal and financial proposal should be send as separate documents. We regret that only short-listed proposals will be contacted.

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