Career Vacancy AMPLIFY CHANGE STUDY – CONSULTANT in Kenya March 2017
Employment Vacancy AMPLIFY CHANGE STUDY – CONSULTANT in Kenya March 2017
Job Opportunity AMPLIFY CHANGE STUDY – CONSULTANT in Kenya March 2017
Organization: Heshima Kenya
Closing date: 14 Mar 2017
TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR HESHIMA KENYA AMPLIFY CHANGE STUDY
Heshima Kenya invites qualified Kenya citizens/consultant firms to undertake a study/evaluation of its Amplify Change Project currently under implementation in Nairobi County.
The children and youth Heshima Kenya serves today become tomorrow’s advocates creating social change, individually and collectively.
Heshima Kenya specializes in identifying and protecting unaccompanied and separated refugee children and youth, especially girls, young women, and their children living in Kenya. Our shelter, education, and community outreach services, coupled with local resources and the refugee community, empower this population to live healthy lives. By providing resources for long-term support, refugee girls and young women become catalysts for strengthening networks creating sustainable change within the local and global communities
Heshima Kenya Amplify Change Project
In 2015, Heshima Kenya was selected by IDEOS org through a challenge by name Amplify Change to pilot in designing business opportunities for refugee women in Nairobi, Kenya. This project was to be implemented through Heshima Kenya Sexual and Gender Based Program that deals with detection/identification, prevention and response to SGBV among refugee communities in Nairobi. A prototype project was implemented for 3 months between October – December 2015. By February 2016, funding to scale up the project for one year was approved with implementation commencing in April 2016 and ending by 31st March 2017. The project has been addressing the question of how best Heshima Kenya can provide economic and social services to empower refugee women in Nairobi through business start-up incubation or links to employment opportunities. By working with IDEO.org, Heshima aimed to provide refugee women with technical skills on various livelihoods avenues, microloans, psychosocial support, and social support through monthly food baskets, and medical care and education services so they can start small businesses and build productive livelihoods.
So far, Heshima has dug into some research to understand what the biggest challenges have been for refugee women who have started businesses. To date Heshima Kenya has reached over 75 women through provision of micro loans and the other above aforementioned interventions. In addition, the entrepreneurs have been supported in development of business plans, inspiration tours to meet successful female entrepreneurs and ask them questions and experimenting with different loan sizes (ranging from Ksh 15,000 to 30,000) and types of support.
2.0 Purpose and Objectives
This study will be undertaken in various parts of Nairobi and Kiambu Counties where the entrepreneurs are domiciled; namely Kasarani, Eastleigh, Kawangware, Ruiru.
The purpose of the study is together and analyse the way the project was implemented in line with the project aim as stated above. The study will focus on the processes and gather data and evidence of success to measure the project effectiveness and relevance*.*
The objectives are
- Assess impact/results compared to objectives and targets.
- Assess cost efficiency.
- Assess effectiveness of the application of the lessons learned during the prototype project cycle (design, planning, timing of various interventions implementation and monitoring), partnerships and management.
- Measure effectiveness of communication and coordination strategies deployed during the project implementation and identify gaps in the same and recommends alternative options where the deployed communication and coordination strategies were not effective if Heshima Kenya is to implement similar project in future.
- Assess project monitoring and recording, and how this was used for improvement.
- Assess how the principles of equity in selection of target entrepreneurs from various nationalities and provision of social services (food baskets, medical and rental support), age, inclusion (especially of disabled and minority refugee communities) have been integrated in the project.
- Assess if provision of social services (monthly food baskets, medical and rental support) contributed in any significant way in nurturing and growth of businesses of the entrepreneurs who benefited from the services.
- Assess how the interventions have alleviated SGBV occurrence among the target entrepreneurs and their families.
- Assess how individual entrepreneurs benefited from technical support from the staff through business visits (check on frequency of visits) and or recommend best options that would ensure effectiveness in provision of technical support to individual entrepreneurs.
- Assess effectiveness and relevance of various capacity building trainings offered and application of the knowledge and skills acquired in individual businesses and how the same translated to successful business ventures.
- Identify lessons learnt (best and bad practice) and document the same via video recording (clips) during FGDs and individual entrepreneur’s interviews.
- Recommend areas of improvement and best practices to replicate in similar future projects.
3.0 Scope and Methodology
The evaluation will be carried out by the consultant supported by the SGBV team led by the Officer in Charge who will be the focal point person during the project study/evaluation. The methodology will include a comprehensive document review and in-depth consultations with key stakeholders. Both qualitative and quantitative data will be collected. The consultant will propose an appropriate sampling methodology and size that is statistically valid and cost effective. The sample size and proposed tools will be discussed and approved by Heshima Kenya before the exercise.
i. An inception report and action plan after literature review and development of tools
ii. A final report in English as follows:
a) Title Page
b) Contents page
c) List of acronyms used
d) Executive summary – maximum 2 pages
e) Introduction and background
g) Findings and analysis; conclusions including well documented video clips on best practices
- All tools (full versions to be attached)
- List of FGD s, individual entrepreneurs, partners and Heshima Kenya staff interviewed
- These terms of reference
- Consent forms duly signed by the individual women entrepreneurs interviewed
The exercise will start no later than 16thMarch 2017 and be completed no later than31st March 2017 with submission of the final report by 15th April 2017.
All documents, project designs, drawings, technical data and other information shall remain the property of Heshima Kenya and shall be treated as confidential by the consultant(s) at all times. They shall not be made available to any third party whatsoever, in any form, without the prior written approval of a properly authorised employee of Heshima Kenya.
The utilisation of all proposals, plans and reports and other information provided by the consultant(s) to Heshima Kenya is the property of Heshima Kenya and the use thereof is solely at the discretion of Heshima Kenya. All documents and other papers, whether in soft or hard copy and whether containing data or other information, provided by Heshima Kenya shall be returned complete to Heshima Kenya upon completion of the assignment.
All documentation and reports written during and/or as a result of this study, or otherwise related to it in any way, shall remain the property of Heshima Kenya and no part shall be reproduced or quoted, or otherwise used in any way except with the prior, express and specific written permission of a properly authorised employee of Heshima Kenya.
7.0 Heshima Kenya Child Protection Policy and Code of conduct
All personnel employed on or by the consultant(s) shall read and sign Heshima Kenya child protection policy (CPP) and code of conduct as fully understood and in agreement to in all respects, and shall follow this in all and every respect during the term of the consultancy.
8.0 Consultants’ Qualifications
- Evidence of undertaking similar worker especially under livelihoods and SGBV projects implemented among refugee women in Kenya and or the Great lakes region of Africa during in the last 4 years or more.
- Demonstrated experience with community development approaches
- Demonstrated skills in use of video recordings during project evaluations/study
- Evidenced theoretical knowledge and practical application of equity, participation and non-discrimination in project work
- Evidenced experience in conducting participatory qualitative and quantitative evaluations
- Evidenced report writing (English language) and documentation skills
- Meets and provides proof of meeting all legal requirements including registration, VAT, no criminal records among others
- A masters degree in communication/ statistics / IT and or humanity courses
9.0 Proposal Requirements
The consultant will submit a full technical proposal and a separate financial proposal. The following components must be included:
i) Technical proposal
a. The consultant’s understanding of the terms of reference
b. Clear and detailed work plan including a Gantt chart
c. A detailed methodology
d. Full details of proposed consultancy team members, including their CVs which relates their experience and skills, etc to this study
e. A detailed time schedule
f. Evidence of past work relevant to this study
g. Names, physical and email addresses and telephone numbers of three references for the consultancy organization which must relate to major work done within the last four years, and the contact details (names, addresses and email and telephone numbers) of the persons who were ultimately responsible and accountable for contracting the consultants for that work
h. Full names, post office box number, telephone number(s), e-mail address, physical address and contact person(s) of the consultant(s)
ii) Financial proposal:
a. An itemized and detailed budget including consultancy fees and allowances, and all administrative costs in Kenya shillings Proposed terms and schedule of payment
How to apply:
The technical and financial proposals must be separate documents and submitted together in a PDF format and or hard copies in sealed envelope clearly marked Consultancy services for HK Amplify Change Project and addressed to:
The Country Director
Po Box 63192-00619