Terms of Reference
Strengthening Citizens-County Government Collaboration in Water Governance for Enhanced Community Resilience in Marsabit County, Kenya
Baseline Evaluation Consultant
1.0 About Christian Aid
Christian Aid is an international development organization working globally for profound change that eradicates the causes of poverty, and striving to achieve equality, dignity and freedom for all, regardless of faith or nationality. We work with partners to implement integrated and innovative programs to end poverty by addressing the underlying causes. In Kenya, we focus on strengthening and empowering citizens in Kenya to: demand accountable and delivering institutions, access quality health services and realize resilient and thriving livelihoods.
In Kenya, Christian Aid is currently in the inception phase of a new project entitled ‘Strengthening Citizens-County Government Collaboration in Water Governance for Enhanced Community Resilience in Marsabit county’. The main aim of this project is to promote accountable governance in in water security in Marsabit County; an aim that will be achieved when water governance in the county is effective, informed and inclusive.
In order to inform the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) component of this project, Christian Aid Kenya seeks to engage the services of a qualified and experienced consultant (s)/consultancy firm to implement the baseline study for the project in Marsabit County.
2.0 Overview of the Project
The overall goal of the project is to ‘Strengthening Citizens-County Government Collaboration in Water Governance for Enhanced Community Resilience in Marsabit county. The project will contribute to achievement of this goal by achieving the following three (3) key results/outputs:
1. Increased citizen voice and participation in water governance
2. Functional community level structures in water management and development of a water resource database.
3. Improved county led collaboration of water sector players within the county
Christian Aid through its partner Marsabit Indigenous Organizations’ Network (MIONET) will implement the project in 17 wards spread across 3 sub-counties namely Laisamis, Moyale & North Horr. The project implementation approach as well as its design is informed by the Political Economy Analysis (PEA) of Marsabit County water sector which was conducted in the month of September by Christian Aid (CA).
3.0 Baseline: Purpose and Scope
The baseline study will provide the project implementation team with detailed baseline data on key project indicators. The data will be used to establish benchmarks against which achievement of the project milestones will be monitored and evaluated throughout the life of the project.
The baseline will be conducted in Laisamis, Moyale and North Horr sub counties
The consultant (s) will be expected to:
• Participate in briefing and consultation meetings to discuss the assignment, become familiar with the Climate Governance Project and to collaborate with the CA project and partner staff on the development of the baseline design and implementation plan.
• Develop in collaboration with CA and partners a detailed research and analysis plan, including plans for pre-testing tools, recruitment and training of research assistants, meaningful participation of partners and community, sampling methodology, implementation of data collection in the field; qualitative and quantitative data analysis and reporting.
• Develop in collaboration with CA and partners, rigorous and robust, qualitative and quantitative data collection tools that can gather reliable and replicable data on each of the project indicators (sample tools to be developed, shared and approved by CA prior to data collection). Provide detailed indicator protocols describing the data collection methodology for each indicator.
• Lead data collection in the field including: designing and leading key informant interviews and focus group discussions; designing and leading surveys of Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices (KAP); training research assistants/enumerators; monitoring and ensuring data quality and research ethics of research assistants.
• Analyze data in a rigorous, robust manner using appropriate statistical and qualitative analysis techniques.
• Draft a high-quality baseline study report. The report must be written in good quality English and must include robust and detailed analysis of data findings.
• Identify challenges and weaknesses/shortcomings with the project MEL log-frame/framework, data collection protocols and present recommendations for how data collection can be improved during the life of the project.
8.0 How to Apply
Applicants should submit Technical and Financial proposals with subject line clearly marked “Consultancy for Baseline: Climate Change Governance” on or before 20th April 2018th via email to email@example.com
All applications should include the following:
1. Expression of interest/Cover letter outlining how the consultant meets the selection criteria and their understanding of the ToR and methodology
2. A detailed technical proposal clearly outlining the proposed methods for the baseline evaluation and examples of tools to be used
3. Names and Curriculum Vitae (CVs) of individuals or team members and their roles in the achievement of the assignment
4. A financial proposal with detailed activity-based budget and consultancy rates
5. Names and contact information of three references who can be contacted regarding relevant experience
6. A consulting firm profile (including all details of the firm)
7. Two copies of reports for previous work conducted by consultant from similar assignments
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