HiH EA is a registered Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) in Kenya with mandate to operate within the Eastern Africa Region and a member of the Hand in Hand Global Network. Her vision is to reduce poverty through enterprise development and job creation
Terms of Reference - Baseline Study for Hand in Hand Eastern Africa IKEA
Foundation Programme “Creating rural opportunities for youth and women through climate resilient entrepreneurship in Kenya” Hand in Hand Eastern Africa (HiH EA) seeks the services of a team of qualified consultants to conduct a baseline study for the above 4-year program in Kenya. The baseline study is commissioned by HiH EA, in consultation with Hand International (HiHI), the Hand in Hand network’s coordination and support office based in London.
HiH EA is a registered Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) in Kenya. HiH EA is working for the economic and social empowerment of its poorest citizens to enable program participants to lift themselves out of poverty and vulnerability. HiH EA is part of the Hand in Hand (HiH) network that seeks to reduce poverty through job creation. HiHI supports HiH EA in implementing its programs through donor reporting, capacity building, technical assistance, strategic guidance and oversight.
HiH EA works with the marginalized, vulnerable poor rural and peri-urban smallholder farmers (80% women) to help them lift themselves out of poverty through the power of entrepreneurship. The IKEA Foundation funded project is implemented out of four branch offices located in the following counties of Kenya: Embu, Homabay, Busia and Bomet. It works in four key stages:
Enterprise Club Component. As part of the project’s youth target, separate from the program described above, HiH EA will target 4,800 primary and secondary school students below 18 years of age. Students will be enrolled in extra-curricular entrepreneurship clubs that complement the Kenyan education curriculum with a forward-thinking, interactive and market-based teaching element. The clubs aim to encourage youth to think critically, explore new opportunities and consider the potential of rural self-employment and agricultural opportunities at a time when urban employment opportunities are few. Ultimately, the clubs aim to pave a productive way out of poverty for youth.
CONTENTS OF THE BASELINE
The baseline will consist firstly of a review of secondary sources to establish the prevailing state of agriculture, natural resources and climate change effects in the intervention areas, as well as a socio-economic profile relating to poverty, types of employment and the situation of youth. It will also include a review nature and quality of public and private service provision relevant to the project in the four project locations. A mapping of stakeholders working within the project coverage areas will be done for possible development of partnerships and synergies and avoid duplication of activities.
Secondly, the baseline will present results of a detailed survey of a representative sample of adult members and under 18 youth, against which it will be possible to measure the outputs, outcomes and impacts of the program when it ends in 2020. Outcomes indicators include household income, stability of agricultural productivity and women’s economic empowerment translating into other forms of empowerment. Impact indicators include health status and quality of education of school age children.
HiH EA is looking for a consultant or team of consultants with the following skills and experience:
Electronic submission of proposals will be made to both John Kamau (M&E Manager at HiH EA) at firstname.lastname@example.org and Stuart Coupe (M&E Manager) at email@example.com by 24th February 2017 at 18:00 hours GMT.
The successful bidders will be informed by 10th March 2017.
The timeline to be followed by the selected Consultant(s) thereafter is:
Evaluators interested in conducting the assignment are invited to present their detailed proposals, which should include the following: