Terms of Reference: Mid-term evaluation Public-Private Partnership Development Project
Short-Term Consultancy for the Mid-term evaluation of Outcome 3 of the Public-Private Partnership Development Project
ForumCiv with support from the Embassy of Sweden is together with the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Co-implementing 4-year (2018-2022) project; Inclusive Growth through Decent Work in the Great Rift Valley, through a Public-Private Development Partnership approach. The overall objective or long-term impact of the PPDP is “Poverty reduction and improved living conditions through decent work and access to rights-based services among the rural population in the Great Rift Valley”. The ultimate beneficiaries of the project are youth, women and vulnerable community members in the affected communities in Nakuru and Narok Counties where geothermal activity is taking place.
The project is structured along three main immediate objectives:
- Decent jobs resulting from relevant and quality skills provided by selected vocational training centers and other training institutions
- Decent jobs resulting from new and growing businesses created,
- Improved community participation in lobbying for increased access to public & social services and duty bearer’s accountability in providing social services
ForumCiv oversees Outcome 3: Improved community participation in lobbying for increased access to public & social services and duty bearer’s accountability in providing social services.
The mid-term evaluation will inform ForumCiv how well the projects’ Theory of Change and results framework are working towards the achievement of the project impact and learn from what has worked well and what has not.
Purpose of the consultancy
The purpose of this consultancy is to undertake a mid-term evaluation to establish the delivery of Outcome 3: Improved community participation in lobbying for increased access to public & social services and duty bearer’s accountability in providing social services of the project against the theory of change, the project results framework and Baseline study.
The Evaluation will focus on the period from May 2018 to April 2020 (Year 1 & 2 of the project) hereby marking a key point for learning and reflection on the progress over the first two years of the project.
The consultant will be expected to understand the projects theory of Change and approach which will further inform the focus and approach of the evaluation
ForumCiv aims to engage a consultant on a short-term basis to:
- To help ForumCiv, the PPDP project management team and partners understand the progress made towards achieving the overall project objectives.
- To provide ForumCiv and the project management team with concrete recommendations for improvement of the project in the remaining duration.
- To assist ForumCiv and the PPDP assess the sustainability of the project initiatives beyond the project period.
Application documents should be sent Procurement.email@example.com with the subject heading: Short-term consultancy for the mid-term evaluation of Outcome 3 of the PPDP Project. Deadline for submission is 12th August 2020.
ForumCiv is a politically and religiously unaffiliated development cooperation organisation with around 140 member organisations from Swedish civil society. Together we work with human and civil rights and facilitate popular participation around the globe.
ForumCiv was founded in 1995 and is the largest civil society platform in Sweden. ForumCiv supports development cooperation worldwide through our members and other Swedish aid organisations. We have offices in Sweden, Liberia, Lithuania (serving Belarus), Colombia, Cambodia, Kenya and Somalia. We mediate grants from Sida (the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency) to Swedish organisations cooperating with local partners in 70 countries. ForumCiv also advocates for just and sustainable development. Our work centres on enabling people to organise to claim their rights and take control of their lives; for it is only then that democracy can grow, resources can be distributed more fairly, and poverty can be reduced.
ForumCiv office in Kenya serves as the Hub for Eastern and Southern Africa region (ESA), coordinating sub-granting in the region as well as lead development of new partnerships, innovative programmes and local engagement with donors. Most of the Hub ESA interventions are mainly centred on civil society strengthening and deepening democracy and human rights through the fulfilment of rights, equal gender participation and sustainable use of natural resources. To effectively achieve this, ForumCiv Hub ESA works with a broad range of partners and stakeholders, both local and international, within the different spheres of its work.
Currently, Hub ESA implements the two innovative programmes; the Wajibu Wetu Programme and the Inclusive Growth project. Wajibu Wetu Programme uniquely supports the new frontier of media, arts, cultural and gender-focused civil society organisations using innovative approaches to strengthen democratic culture, accountability and gender equality.
The Inclusive Growth Through Decent work in the Great Rift Valley Project which uses the Public-Private Development Programme (PPDP) approach with the overarching objective to reduce poverty and improve living conditions through decent work and access to rights-based services among the rural population in the Great Rift Valley.
ForumCiv Hub ESA is also a partnership with Swedish Association for Sexuality Education RFSU to offer support in local presence, contextual analysis, programmatic and administrative issues.