Project Evaluation Consultancy

InformAction (IFA) was constituted in 2010 and began operations in 2011 on film production and screening which were piloted in 2 regions of Northern Kenya and Kericho. The idea was that people watch the films then air their views on different issues, which were relevant then. IFA has been screening and been on the ground for several years. The screening was creating a gap that needed to be filled with a clear road map on what citizens can do. The passing of the New Constitution in 2010 gave IFA the opportunity because with the new governance structure, it was critical that people understand their roles and those of the county and national governments in greater detail. Additionally, there had been a lot of politically instigated violence, patronage and corruption in the previous dispensation and the fear was that such vices could also be devolved into the county governments. For IFA, therefore, this was an opportunity not only to handle issues of devolution but to also address the inter-ethnic divisions that were within communities and address issues that were relevant within different communities by use of film.

IFA operates through mobile led teams – using a car, screen, projector and camera - to show films to thousands of ordinary people throughout Kenya every week. Experienced activists and facilitators lead community discussions on justice and governance, while video journalists film the discussions and record human rights abuses. Since 2010, IFA has empowered hundreds of thousands of Kenyans in rural and marginalized areas, profiling the demands for change through innovative media and action. It has focused on impunity, governance, and justice for victims of political violence. In an environment that has become increasingly difficult for civil society and free expression, IFA uses a unique methodology to by-pass control, corruption and censorship.
 

 IFA Vision    

An informed and empowered society that speaks truth to power and demands accountability and social justice.

 IFA Mission    

To inform and empower communities in Kenya in order to catalyze public debate and action for a just and accountable society.

IFA’s main activities include

  1. Screenings, Research and Production of films in the counties focusing on human rights violations within the county and possible redress based on homegrown solutions.

  2.  

    1. Community organizing -IFA has a network of citizens led Community Action Teams, which help pressure counties, as they demand accountability, good service delivery and leadership at the County levels. These teams conduct periodic meetings between community and their leaders to audit their performance in office based on their manifestos and the people’s manifesto.

    2. Non-violent /Peaceful protests training

    3.  

    4. IFA is registered in Kenya (CPR/2010/20397) as a non-profit, field-based, social justice organization in operation. Currently, IFA has six mobile field teams embedded in Mombasa (Coast), Kericho (Rift Valley), Kisii (West Nyanza), Kakamega (Western Kenya), Nyeri (Central Kenya) and Isiolo (Northern Kenya). IFA has 30 staff with 8 working in the Nairobi Base with the rest spread in the Field Bases. IFA  is a member of the Kenya Civil Society Coalition, Kura Yangu Sauti Yangu, and Kenyans for Peace with Truth and Justice (KPTJ), the International Video4Change Network.

2. Objectives of the assignment

To undertake a comprehensive project evaluation for the ‘Mobilizing Communities in the Counties for Accountability and Realization of Human Rights’ project.

The overall objective of the consultancy is to conduct an independent evaluation to review the extent to which the project’s objectives and outputs have been realized, identify strengths and weaknesses in implementation, and provide recommendations for future success of similar projects. Participation of stakeholders in the evaluation should be maintained, reflecting opinions, expectations and vision about the contribution of the project towards the achievement of its objectives.

The results will be measured based upon the following key programme documents:

  • Grant Agreement

  • Annual Work Plan and budgets

  • Quarterly narrative reports & Financial reports

  • Project audit reports

  • Baseline survey report

  • Project proposal

Program Specifics:

 

Programme Title

Mobilizing Communities in the Counties for Accountability and Realization of Human Rights

 

Goal

The development of responsible and transparent political leadership in Kenya.

 

Project Objective

An informed and politically aware citizenry who use peaceful grievance redress mechanisms to successfully demand for their political rights and accountable leadership. The consultant will be expected to review indicators that were agreed upon in the signed agreement.

Start date

01.07.2017 -31.08.2020



 

Completion date

31.08.2020

 

Geographical scope

Maralal (Samburu, Baringo, Pokot and Marsabit Counties), Isiolo (Isiolo, Garissa, Laikipia and Mandera), Mombasa (coastal region, Kilifi, Lamu, Kwale, Taita Taveta, Mombasa).

 

Activities

  1. Film production

  2. Mobile community Q & A discussions

  3. Facilitation of civic action


 

3.0 Scope of the consultancy work

More specifically, the evaluation will undertake a review of the following criterion:

  1. Relevance

    • To what extent is the intervention goal in line with the needs and priorities of  the community?

    • To what extent did the project focus and approach meet the needs of the people?

    • To what extent did the selected approach politically empower the people?

    • Should another project strategy have been preferred rather than the one implemented to better reflect those needs and priorities? Why?

    • Were risks appropriately identified by the projects? How appropriate are/were the strategies developed to deal with identified risks?

  2. Efficiency

    • Was the project design appropriate? If not, why not?

    • Was the project, including its finances, human resources, monitoring, and oversight and support managed efficiently?

  1. Effectiveness

    • To what extent did the engagement method encourage the target group to take part in the project?

    • To what extent have the project indicators been met?

    • To what extent did the discussions lead to increased community action teams?

    • To what extent did the creation and facilitation of community action teams lead to sustainable impact?

    • Have any significant developments taken place since the project started, if so,

explain how they affected the project goal and activities and evaluate the impact on the project?

  1. Impact & Outcomes

    • To what extent has/have the realization of the project objective(s) had an impact on the specific problem the project aimed to address and on the targeted beneficiaries?

    • Have the needs of project beneficiaries been met by the project? If not, why not?

    • How valuable are the outcomes to the organization, other stakeholders, and participants?

    • To what extend is the impact attributed to the project?

    • Were there any other unintended positive or negative outcomes from the project?

    • Is the project likely to have a catalytic effect? How? Why? Please provide examples

  1. Sustainability

    • To what extent has the project led to long-term behavior change?

    • Are the involved parties willing and able to continue the project activities on their own (where applicable)?

    • Can the project be scaled up?

    • Can the project be replicated elsewhere?

    • Is the change self-sustaining or does it require continued intervention?

  1. Learning

    • What worked and what did not work?

    • What were unintended consequences?

    • What were emergent properties?

  2. Theory of Change

    • How has the Theory of change been reflected in the logical framework of the project?

    • To what extent has the long-term development been adequately considered?

 

  1. Deliverables

The consultant is expected to provide the following:

    • A proposal indicating the detailed methodology based on these TORs to be used in the evaluation process as well as a work plan for completion of work within five (5) days after recruitment.

    • Draft Evaluation Report for discussion including all annexed detailed work done and discussions/focus meetings held.

    • Final Evaluation Report including PowerPoint presentation.

 

All reports will be submitted in English and in digital form, preferably in MS Word and/or PowerPoint format.

5.0 Timeframe

 

The consultancy will take approximately 30 working days.

 

  1. Consultant’s/ Firm Profile

  2. Core competencies

    • Ability to research, collate and synthesize a range of information and data (qualitative and quantitative) into useful, strategic and practical analysis and recommendations.

    • Demonstrates sensitivity, tact and diplomacy, and projects a positive image.

    • Able to handle confidential and politically sensitive issues in a responsible and mature manner and appropriately.

    • Managerial experience in organizational development including grant making through consortia.

    • Ability to write high quality and concise technical reports with high proficiency in written and spoken English, within agreed terms of reference and deadlines.


 

    1. Education and Experience:

      • A master level of education in Project Management, Development Studies, Gender, or Business Administration.

      • At least 10 years of M and E relevant and diversified professional experience in International Development (Social Protection, Gender, Social Research, Organizational Development).

      • Proven experience in conducting evaluations of complex development programs in human rights, governance, social protection, policy analysis and research.

      • Excellent knowledge and experience on issues of International Development in relation to Kenya and East Africa will be an added advantage.

      • Strong knowledge on rights based approaches to programming, proven experience in participatory reviews and research, and capacity assessments.

 

  1. Expression of interest

All interested consultants/firms are requested to write an expression of interest by describing their competence in management and a proposal to show how they will deliver on the identified tasks:

  1. Interpreting the Terms of Reference (ToR).

  2. Explaining in detail the methodology to be used in carrying out the assignment.

  3. Providing a detailed professional budget in Kenya shillings (indicating daily professional rates).

  4. Explaining their competences to meet the requirements of the assignment.

  5. Attaching brief technical biographical data of the core team-members

  6. Providing evidence of similar work undertaken in the recent past (not more than 3 years).

 

8.0 Tax Liability:

Settlement of any tax liability arising from this agreement will remain the responsibility of the consultant.

9.0 How to apply:

All applications should be submitted to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Deadline for submission of expression of interest and interpretation of ToRs: 8th September 2020 at 5:00 PM.

 
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