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Participatory Monitoring & Evaluation Work for Land and Property Rights Project
Summary
Title:Participatory Monitoring & Evaluation Work for Land and Property Rights Project
ID:1316
Job Location:Kisumu - Kenya; Mityana – Uganda; and Arusha – Tanzania
Department:N/A
Description

Project Description

The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW), is a global research organization whose mission is to empower women, advance gender equality and fight poverty. In 2016, a multi-intervention project on Women’s Land Rights Social Norms to improve women’s land tenure was rolled out in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. ICRW was contracted in 2019 to undertake an evaluation of the pilot of the course for men titled Securing Your Family’s Future (SYFF): Transforming Peer Norms about Women’s Land Rights – A Course for Men.  Also, ICRW is required to support each of the three implementing organizations in developing and adapting their monitoring systems to capture information about the implementation of the pilot course.

The goals of the evaluation and technical assistance services towards the local partner include: 1) To establish an understanding of men’s views of women’s land ownership before participating in the pilot course for men; and (2) To equip the implementing partners with the tools and expertise needed to monitor course implementation, allowing them to identify successes and challenges encountered during the pilot.

In line with this, ICRW is seeking the recruitment of consultant(s) to conduct Participatory M&E activities through the application of the Most Significant Change (MSC) approach. Due to the travel restrictions imposed by COVID 19 across the East African Region and in-country, ICRW seeks to engage In-country consultants currently based in the three countries.

Scope of Consultancy

ICRW conducted a baseline evaluation of the Securing Your Family’s Future (SYFF) for men course in 2019 in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. To inform the monitoring and evaluation activities of the local organizations implementing this course, ICRW would want to recruit country-based consultants/firm to undertake this assignment. This assignment will be conducted within 30 working days during the months of July and August 2020 across the three countries.

Consultancy

This consultancy seeks to utilize participatory evaluation methodologies to understand significant changes observed in the lives of the male participants who participated in the SYFF for men course in Kisumu and Homabay Counties (Kenya), Namungo sub-County, Mityana district (Uganda) and, Ngorongoro District, Arusha Region Mwanza (Tanzania).

The main objective of the assignment is to document the success stories in print, photography, audio and video as told by the male participants of the SYFF course. The outputs from the stories shall highlight the notable changes observed in the lives of the SYFF for men course across the following domains of change:

  • Changes in land allocation practices- who owns the land, decision making whether there has been norm change around this
  • Changes in land utilization practices – any changes relating to men advancing women’s agency around the utilization of land and control of proceeds from land
  • Social changes- any changes relating to overcoming cultural barriers around land and property rights
  • Gender roles- any changes relating to gender roles of girls and boys at the family level

The outputs obtained from this exercise will be shared with multiple stakeholders that include local organizations, policy makers, current donors and potential donors to showcase the impact of the course, and advocate for the scale up of the course in other regions. The assignment is to demonstrate project success and impact.

Methodology

The consultant(s) will be expected to conduct participatory evaluation methodologies with the local community organizations (KELIN-Kenya, UCOBAC-Uganda, and PWC-Tanzania). The consultant is expected to hold meetings with the Lead coordinator of the implementing organization to discuss the processes , train local resource persons from the implementing organizations on the MSC technique, conduct field visits to the homes of the identified participants, convene small group sessions to discuss all the stories obtained with the aim to develop consensus on those that demonstrate significant change. All the sessions are to be recorded-both audio and written. Where allowable (as per COVID 19 country guidelines on minimum number of people per gathering), the consultant is to hold focus group discussions with spouses of the course participants, and/or community facilitators of the course to assess impact of the course on persons within the social networks of the primary course audience.

KEY DELIVERABLES

The consultant(s) selected to undertake this project would be expected to deliver the following:

  1. Training of local implementing partners on MSC
  • Train representatives from the local organizations on MSC steps and data analysis
  • Present training report
  1. Written case studies
  • Document and produce five success human interest stories;
  • Present the draft case studies to ICRW for review
  • Finalize case studies based on feedback received
  1. Videos and photos
  • Produce a 15-minute country specific documentary (with 5-minute mini- documentaries for sharing through social media) to showcase the impact of the course on beneficiaries, their families and wider community
  • At least 10-20 high-resolution photographs, edited and captioned
  1. Report
  • Copy of all interview recordings and/or transcripts
  • A report on the meetings held to shortlist and develop consensus on the MSC to be showcased in the project reports
  • Original copies of signed consent forms filled in by the participants authorizing use of their photos in the project documentation.

Requirements

The Qualified candidate(s) will have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Gender Studies, Demography, Sociology, Community Development or related fields
  • Master’s degree in the above field will be an added advantage.
  • Experience in using the most significant change stories approach to M&E
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience undertaking research in the areas related to the consultancy assignment.
  • Evidence of undertaking of similar works in the last five years.
  • Experience conducting in-depth interviews and focus group discussions
  • Male engagement experience
  • Experience analyzing qualitative data
  • Experience writing (as lead author) qualitative evaluation reports for lay audiences
  • Experience working in the East Africa region

Application Process

Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume or CV, technical & financial proposals (not exceeding 10 pages for both) and two professional references  at http://icrw.applicantstack.com/x/openings not later than 9:00 am East Africa Time (EAT) on Friday, July 03, 2020

Due to the large volume of responses we receive, ICRW is not able to provide candidacy status on an individual basis. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

ICRW is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under law as applicable.

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