Rongai Sub-County Summative Evaluation Consultancy – Terms of Reference

  1. Background and Context:

The Refugee Consortium of Kenya (RCK) is a national non-governmental organisation established in 1998. RCK’s mission is to promote and protect the rights and dignity of refugees, asylum seekers, IDPs, and other forced migrants in Kenya and the wider East African region. It was established as a response to an increasingly complex and deteriorating refugee situation in Kenya and the region. RCK’s core mandate is to: provide legal aid services and psycho-social counselling; engage in advocacy for policy change by providing technical support towards development of relevant legislations in line with international instruments regulating the management of refugees and other forced migrants; and to raise awareness regarding the plight and rights of the vulnerable groups through research and information dissemination.

The GIZ Civil Peace Service (CPS) is a global programme for the prevention of violence and peacebuilding in crisis- and conflict-affected regions. It deploys international and national Peace Building Advisors to strengthen the capacities of non-governmental and governmental organisations in the field of conflict sensitivity and conflict transformation. CPS methods for transforming conflicts are among others dialogue processes, mental health and psycho-social support, as well as conflict-sensitive -journalism, hate speech monitoring and the support of alternative dispute mechanisms. The CPS works with inclusive and participatory approaches.

RCK together with its partner the GIZ-CPS Programme Kenya are looking for a consultant and a research assistant to conduct a summative evaluation of the Local Subsidy Contracts (LSCs) for 5 years (2017-2022) in Rongai Sub-County of Nakuru county. The GIZ-CPS Programme has been supporting the peace process by strengthening the engagement of community elders in peacebuilding through the establishment/strengthening of effective practices of inter-clan dialogue between Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and host communities.

2. Purpose and objective(s) of the consultancy:

2.1 Purpose

The key purpose of this evaluation is to help reflect on the project interventions, its impact, and generate information that can be used by stakeholders, GIZ-CPS and RCK to promote learning and develop relevant and effective future project designs.

 2.2 Overall objective

  1. The evaluation seeks to assess the relevance and impact of the project in comparison with the resources used; promote learning; and inform practical basis for inferences and decisions necessary for the programming of future measures and/or recommendations. In addition, it will document both the intended/unintended results and show how the contemporary issues i.e. Covid-19 affected the project’s implementation, and the steps taken to address the challenges like travel restrictions, among others.

2.3 Specific Objectives

  • To evaluate the entire project against the effectiveness, relevance, efficiency, sustainability and impact criteria, as well as the cross-cutting gender equality and human rights criteria;
  • To evaluate the effectiveness of the approaches and implementation methods used as well as the partnerships and synergies created;
  • To identify and document key achievements/results, lesson(s) learnt and promising or emerging good/best practices in conflict transformation and project implementation for learning purposes, and to inform and enhance future programming;
  • To assess the progress and achievements at project end by comparing actual and expected results, including unintended results;
  • To assess strengths and weaknesses of the theories of change in the implementation of the project;
  • To elaborate strategic and practical recommendations that will inform future programming; and
  • To provide a platform for reflection and learning to practically inform the next project phases.

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Application process:

   11.1 Submissions of the Proposals

Interested applicants who meet the required profile are invited to present an expression of interest by submitting both technical and financial proposals (separately) in PDF format with the subject clearly marked “RCK Rongai Sub-County Summative Evaluation Consultancy: Peacebuilding Project Nakuru-Kenya” on or before Monday 2nd May, 2022 via email to procurement@rckkenya.org.

 All applications must have the following:

  1. Cover letter;
  2. Technical proposal: Summarizing the understanding of the TOR (written submission); method and tools to be used; suitability statement of the individual or company, including CVs of lead consultant and other participating consultant(s)/ research assistant(s) with details of qualifications and experience in this and/or similar assignments; work-plan clearly indicating the activity schedule; and a risk analysis and mitigation strategy;
  3. Financial proposal: providing cost estimates (costs per activity line, staff, and any logistics etc.) and technical consultancy fees; and
  4. Testimonials and contacts of three organisations that have recently contracted you to carry out similar assignment. In addition to this, submit at least 2 summative evaluation studies on conflict projects written/authored by yourself as attachments to the application.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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