|Title:||Participatory Monitoring & Evaluation Work for Land and Property Rights Project|
|Job Location:||Kisumu - Kenya; Mityana – Uganda; and Arusha – Tanzania|
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.
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:
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.
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.
The consultant(s) selected to undertake this project would be expected to deliver the following:
The Qualified candidate(s) will have:
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.