Terms of reference to carry out an end term evaluation

Region: East Africa
Office: Uganda
Hours: To be discussed
Apply before: November 21, 2018

Background

Rwenzori Consortium for Civic Competence (RWECO) is a consortium of four Non-Governmental Organizations in the Rwenzori Region comprising: Karambi Action for Life Improvement (KALI), Good Hope Foundation for Rural Development (GHFRD), Human Rights and Democracy Link Africa (Ride Africa), and Rwenzori Information Centers Network (RICNET). The consortium was formed in 2008, incorporated in December 2010 as a company limited by guarantee, and registered by the NGO board in 2013.

In partnership with Hivos, RWECO is finalizing implementation of a three-year (2016-2018) project dubbed Community action to prevent and manage conflict and human rights violations in the Rwenzori Region of Uganda”. This project is in response to the unending conflicts that have ravaged the Rwenzori region since 1921.

The 3 years project has been implemented in 20 sub counties in the four districts of Rwenzori region namely, Kasese, Bundibugyo, Ntoroko and Kamwenge.  The project is in the final year of implementation and RWECO is seeking services of a consultant to conduct an end-term evaluation of the project.

Purpose of the end term evaluation

The overall purpose of this end-term evaluation is to assess the performance of the project since project inception by documenting the extent to which the goal and objectives were achieved, successes, lessons learned, challenges, strengths and weaknesses.

The specific objectives of the evaluation are:

  1. To assess the extent to which the goal and specific objectives of the project have been achieved.
  2. To identify and examine factors (institutional and structural) contributing to or hindering progress on impact, outcomes and outputs of the project.
  3. To identify and document lessons learned and best practices that can be showcased for learning, scale up and replication on other similar projects.
  4. To identify unanticipated outcomes resulting from the intervention.

Scope of the end term evaluation

This end term evaluation will assess the extent to which RWECO achieved her goal and objectives of the“Community action to prevent and manage conflict and human rights violations in the Rwenzori Region of Uganda” project. The evaluation should also propose innovative project options that can be implemented beyond the current project and ways in which RWECO should sustain the project post current funding.  The evaluation will be conducted in the 20 sub counties of the four districts of operation reaching out to the targeted groups.

Methodology

The consultant is expected to propose a suitable methodology for the end-term evaluation of the project. Nonetheless, the proposed methodology is expected to employ a participatory and mixed methods research to generate data/evidence that will help to demonstrate project progress; the methods should be sensitive to the target population (unit of analysis), and robust enough to assess the qualitative and quantitative dimensions of the project progress, lessons, strengths and weaknesses in design and implementation.

Overall, the methodology should be detailed enough to cover the design and approaches, sampling, sample size determination, data collection, analysis and presentation. It should also cover plans and strategies for validation and dissemination of findings. The consultant should also indicate his/her strategy (ies) for ensuring quality in the evaluation process as well as how ethical concerns will be addressed.

Process, Accountability and Responsibility

The consultant will work closely with RWECO who will manage this assignment.

The RWECO Coordinator assisted by the Hivos team will be responsible for the review process as well as reporting requirements of the consultant. Specifically, he will be responsible for:

  • Overall monitoring and accountability for the exercise;
  • Guidance throughout the consultancy period;
  • Approvals of all deliverables.

Deliverables

  1. An inception report outlining methodology, work plan and data collection tools.
  2. Draft evaluation report tracking all project indicators.
  3. A second draft of the report after receiving comments from RWECO and Hivos.
  4. A presentation for the district dissemination/validation/triangulation workshops.
  5. Facilitate the district dissemination/validation/triangulation workshops.
  6. Final report both in soft copy and hard copies alongside raw datasets.

Timeframe

The evaluation is expected to take a total of 30 working days starting in January, 2019.

Qualifications

  • Experience in conflict management and human rights related fields;
  • A proven track record of undertaking similar assignments;
  • Proven experience with rigorous qualitative/mixed methods of research and evaluation;
  • Proven report writing skills.

You can download the detailed terms of reference on this link

Submit your narrative and financial proposals to eastafricajobs@hivos.org