TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR END TERM PROGRAMME EVALUATION – NOVEMBER 2021

The purpose of the end of programme evaluation is to assess the progress systematically and independently in delivering against stated objectives and the expected results as described in the programme document and to review key aspects of the implementation process.

The evaluation is also expected to provide insight into the effectiveness and efficiency of programme implementation as well as factors that enabled and constrained the achievement of results over the period under review.

General Objective/purpose
In addition, there are questions of sustainability and impact of the programme which findings are key. Most importantly, the evaluation report is also to be used for learning purposes. Value-added from this evaluation is expected to be achieved through lessons learned and recommendations that can be utilised by We Effect in management of future programmes.

Specific Objectives
The end of programme evaluation seeks to:
• Assess the achievement of the programme objective against the set targets in the logical framework.
• Assess the programme relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, overarching developmental impact and sustainability mechanisms)
• Evaluate if and how We Effect has contributed to build the capacity of the core partners’ in organizational development, gender equality, rights-based approach and climate justice in terms of their sustainability and governance.
• Assess the extent to which the strategic and technical partners played their assigned role as well as their impact.
• Document best practices/lessons learnt during the programme period for scaling up in the next programme period.
• Make recommendations on areas that require more attention for maximum impact to be realised.
• Identify any unexpected results from the programme (positive or negative).

The Evaluation Scope.
The programme is currently being implemented in East Africa through partner organisations and will cover the period 2018 to 2021. Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania host partners as spread above (Ref 1.2). The assignment envisages a participatory process with the programme target groups and other informants in the entire region that have been actively engaged.

The consultant(s) will, therefore, travel to the field within these countries as will be agreed upon. Expected is the consultant(s) to visit a representative sample of the target population taking time and logistics limitations into consideration.

The programme target groups are the members, elected leadership (board members) and staff of partner organisations. Key informant includes We Effect staff, relevant Government departments/agencies and community leaders, especially where programme related activities reached out to the entire community.

In addition to what is expected of the consultant as required under the specific objective above: –
• Assess advocacy achievements initiated by partners.
• Assess to what degree the programme approach and strategies are successful in integrating financial inclusion, especially among women and young people.
• Assess the extent COVID 19 may have impacted on the implementation of the programme
as well as on the expected result.

Consultant´s Specific tasks
The consultant will undertake the following tasks to achieve the objectives of this assignment:
• Develop evaluation methodology, including evaluation methods, questions for key informants and, focus group and any adjustment of timeline between the framework provided.
• Develop a draft evaluation report structure.
• Desk review of existing program documents including desk review of log frame and key indicators to assess the degree of achievement and, adequacy of the indicators and methods of measurement
• Review any other relevant materials of reference.
• Conduct semi-structured interviews with key informants from We Effect (country and HO level), representatives of partners organizations and community-based organizations, in addition to other external stakeholders.
• Document lessons learnt experiences and best practices.
• Develop and present. – inception report and draft reports for We Effect comments.
• Develop a session for Q&A with a ppt to present the final report findings
• Conduct joint meetings as needed with We Effect evaluation team

The consultant will be based in Kenya and, We Effect will provide assistance to visit the other two countries i.e. Tanzania and Uganda.

Application
Interested and qualified consultant(s) are invited to send in their tenders, including an inception report, a financial quote (include number of days, rates per day and any other resources required for the consulting team), and detailed CV.

Bids shall be submitted to; easternafrica@weeffect.org copying maina.gakuru@weeffect.org by 13th December 2021 1000hres EAT.

Application materials are non-returnable, and we thank you in advance for understanding that only short-listed candidates will be contacted for the next step in the application process.

TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR END TERM PROGRAMME EVALUATION – NOVEMBER 2021

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