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  • Posted on: 25 July, 2017 Deadline: 31 August, 2017
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    I Choose Life - Africa (ICL) is a leading Kenyan NGO registered in 2004. ICL works using the Quadra Helix Model of partnering with the Government of Kenya, through the Ministries of Health, Education, Agriculture, Youth Affairs and Vision 2030 among others, Corporates, Universities and Civil Society Organisations, to design interventions to solve problems in different communities. ICL has programs around four pillars namely Jiimarishe (Health), Jiinue (Economic Empowerment), Jielimishe (Academic and Career mentorship), Jiongoze (leadership and Governance)

    Jielimishe Girls Education Challenge project - External Evaluator’s Terms of reference


    Professional Skills and Qualifications

    Qualifications: bidders are required to clearly identify and provide CVs for all those proposed in the Evaluation Team, clearly stating their roles and responsibilities for this evaluation. Please note that if the enumeration is to be sub-contracted, the evaluator will be ultimately responsible for the enumerators they are subcontracting to.

    The proposed evaluation person / team should include the technical expertise and practical experience required to deliver the scope of work and evaluation outputs, in particular, with regards to:

    • Evaluation design: the team should include skills and expertise required to design, plan and conduct mixed-method impact evaluation using quasi-experimental techniques;
    • Skills in quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis, drawing findings from multiple sources and handling potential contradictions between data sets.
    • Relevant subject matter knowledge and experience: knowledge and experience required on conducting research with children, the education sector, disability and gender to ensure that the evaluation design and research methods are as relevant and meaningful as possible given the aims and objectives of the project and the context in which it is being delivered;
    • Evaluation management: manage a potentially large-scale and complex evaluation and research process from end-to-end, including conducting and reporting a baseline study and final project evaluation report
    • Primary research: gender-sensitive design, management and implementation of primary quantitative and qualitative research in potentially challenging project environments, such as fragile and conflict affected states – this includes the design of longitudinal household panel surveys, EGRA /EGMA tests, in-depth interviews, focus groups, etc.;
    • Country experience: it is particularly important that the team has the appropriate country knowledge /experience and language proficiency required to conduct the research required;
    • Information management: design and manage sex- and marginalisation - disaggregated data and information systems capable of handling large datasets for MEL purposes;
    • Statistical analysis: a range of statistical modelling and analysis of impact data; highly proficient user of: SPSS or STATA; and qualitative data analysis techniques, including the use of software e.g. ATLAS.ti, NVivo or equivalent where needed;
    • VfM assessment of education projects: education economics expertise to conduct cost benefit analysis and cost effectiveness analysis as part of the assessment of the project’s VfM; and
    • Safety considerations: Ensuring the whole evaluation process adhere to best practice for research with children including the implementation of child protection policy and procedures to ensure safety of participants. Note that all bidders are expected to be able to show that they have a child protection policy in place to safeguard children that the research team would come into contact with through the research activities.
    Day–to–day project management of the evaluation will be the responsibility of Mr Mike Mutungi, the Project Director Jielimishe GEC and Chief Executive Officer I Choose Life – Africa.

    Deliverables and Schedule
    Project deliverables: the main deliverables for this project are as follows:
    • Inception report: setting out the design of the MEL strategy and plan and associated planning, logistics, quality assurance, child protection measures and risk management information including gender analysis.
    • Baseline study report: design, conduct and submit a baseline study that describes the initial conditions (before the start of the project) against which progress can be measured or comparisons made to show the effects and impacts of the project in the final project evaluation report. A final report structure will be provided by the FM through Jielimishe GEC Project

    • Midline project evaluation report: design, conduct and submit a midline evaluation report that assesses the effectiveness, impact and VfM of the project at the midline point.
    • Final project evaluation report: design, conduct and submit a final project evaluation report that assesses the effectiveness, impact and VfM of the project.

    Method of Application

    Interested applicants should submit a detailed technical proposal on how to best deliver this within the specified timelines and budget. Applications should be submitted by or on 31st July 2017 to: Email: kombe@ichooselife.or.ke cc dennis@ichooselife.or.ke  

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