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    Evaluation Team Leader

     

    Evaluation Team Leader – final evaluation of the project “Strengthening Capacity of Kenyan Judiciary for Efficient Electoral Dispute Resolution in 2017 general elections”

    THE ASSIGNMENT

    1. The incumbent will report to the Evaluation Unit and Director of Research and Learning under a day-to-day supervision of the Evaluation Manager and will be expected to carry out the following key duties in line with the detailed evaluation Terms of Reference :
      • Conduct an in-depth desk review of relevant Kenyan national strategies, and project documents and reports;
      • Reconstruct the Theory of Change (if relevant) and develop the EQs and potential Outcomes;
      • Elaborate the methodological approaches (Theory of Change and Outcome Harvesting) and tools to capture data, in line with the expected evaluation results;
      • Organize and manage data collection and validation with the Junior Evaluation consultant, administering it with project staff, partners, and other stakeholders relevant for the evaluation’s scope.
    2. The incumbent will undertake in-depth analytical work to produce the draft and final version of all evaluation report and deliverables including the following:
      • The Inception Note: Include the overall background of the project, the reconstructed Theory of Change (ToC), the preliminary list of Evaluation Questions, potential outcomes of the project and its contribution towards those outcomes, the data collection approach, and the list of key informants;
      • Validation exercise/workshop: Conduct one or more participatory exercises with project stakeholders to validate the ToC, Outcome descriptions, and develop the recommendations;
      • Draft Evaluation Report: Including: (a) a concise, coherent Draft Evaluation Report of no more than 20 pages excluding annexes; and (b) one-page Evaluation Findings Executive Summary;

    Education

    • Advanced university degree in Evaluation, Social Sciences, Political Science, International Development, Law or related field

    Work experience

    • Over ten years of professional experience relevant to this assignment, within the field of international development cooperation.
    • A strong track record in Team Leadership for development assistance evaluations.
    • Experience in designing and conducting Outcome Harvests (OH) of development programming (with a preference for OH of governance programmes).
    • Professional experience with Project Cycle Management, Logical Framework approaches, and with quality assurance within international development evaluations.
    • An understanding of the Kenyan legal context and the response mechanism in place to address Electoral Dispute Resolution would be an added advantage.

    Languages

    • Fluency in written and spoken English is required.

    Technical competencies

    • Demonstrated knowledge of evaluation methodology for development assistance projects and programs with specific experience in evaluation methods and tools (including Outcome harvesting);
    • Sound knowledge of developing qualitative and quantitative (proxy) indicators;
    • Relevant experience with survey techniques, focus groups and other participatory methods;
    • Strong knowledge of quantitative and qualitative data collection methods;
    • Strong analytical, writing and editing skills.

    Behavioral competencies

    • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team;
    • Capacity to work in a stressful environment with security restrictions;
    • Capacity to work in a multicultural environment;
    • Cultural and political sensitivity.

    TERMS and CONDITIONS

    Tentative timeframe: The consultancy is expected to start in December 2018 and include approximately 10 days’ for data collection in Nairobi (Kenya). The inception note is expected by end of January 2019, and the draft evaluation report is expected by mid-March 2019. This is a result-based assignment where payments will be made in relation to the submitted deliverables. The estimated amount of workdays to conduct this assignment is 35.

    Junior Evaluation consultant

     

    Junior Evaluation consultant – final evaluation of the project “Strengthening Capacity of Kenyan Judiciary for Efficient Electoral Dispute Resolution in 2017 general elections”

    THE ASSIGNMENT

    1. The Contractor will report to Director, Policy, Research and Learning under a day-to-day supervision of the Head of Evaluation and will be expected to carry out the following key duties in line with the detailed evaluation Terms of Reference :
      • Assist in conducting an in-depth desk review of relevant Kenyan national strategies, and project documents and reports;
      • As per team leader’s instructions, support the data collection and validation. Where required, the Contractor will participate in and/or conduct FGDs and interviews, and will collaborate to ensure data are collected in line with the agreed methodology; and
      • At the request of the team leader, provide support and inputs for the preparation of the evaluation deliverables.
    2. The Contractor will support in preparing the following deliverables::
      • The Inception Note: Include the overall background of the project, the reconstructed Theory of Change (ToC), the preliminary list of Evaluation Questions, potential outcomes of the project and its contribution towards those outcomes, the data collection approach, and the list of key informants;
      • Validation exercise/workshop: Conduct one or more participatory exercises with
        project stakeholders to validate the ToC, Outcome descriptions, and develop the
        recommendations;
      • Draft Evaluation Report: Including: (a) a concise, coherent Draft Evaluation Report of no more than 20 pages excluding annexes; and (b) one-page Evaluation Findings Executive Summary;
      • Final Evaluation Report: Finalized evaluation report of no more than 20 pages
        (excluding annexes); and
      • Presentation: A short presentation to donor and IDLO on outcome findings, insights into contribution pathways, etc.

    Education

    • Advanced university degree in Evaluation, Social Sciences, Political Science, International Development, Law or related field

    Work experience

    • At least two years’ experience in co-conducting development assistance evaluations of
      programs or initiatives with focus on good governance / rule of law.
    • Professional experience with Project Cycle Management and Logical Framework approaches.
    • An understanding of the Kenyan legal context would be an added advantage.

    Languages

    • Fluency in written and spoken English is required.

    Technical competencies

    • Basic knowledge of evaluation methodology for development assistance projects and
      programs with specific experience in evaluation methods and tools.
    • Experience with developing qualitative and quantitative (proxy) indicators.
    • Experience with survey techniques, focus groups and other participatory methods.
    • Experience with quantitative and qualitative data collection methods.
    • Sound analytical, writing and editing skills.

    Behavioral competencies

    • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team;
    • Capacity to work in a multicultural environment;
    • Cultural and political sensitivity.

    TERMS and CONDITIONS

    Tentative timeframe: The consultancy is expected to start in December 2018 and include approximately 10 days’ for data collection in Nairobi (Kenya). The inception note is expected by end of January 2019, and the draft evaluation report is expected by mid-March 2019. This is a result-based assignment where payments will be made in relation to the submitted deliverables. The estimated amount of workdays to conduct this assignment is 20.

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