Job Title: Consultancy: Wezesha Jamii Project Evaluation
Job Ref: INT3129
Employer: Oxfam
Job Location: Nairobi , Kenya
Closing Date: 20/01/2017
 
Job Description:

Terms of Reference for Project Mid-Term Evaluation

Project Title: Promoting livelihoods and Inclusion of vulnerable women domestic workers and women small scale traders

A project co-funded by the European Union

BRIEF OVERVIEW OF THE PROJECT

Oxfam is an international development and humanitarian Non-Governmental Organization that works with others to overcome poverty and suffering. Oxfam has been operating in Kenya since 1963. The geographical focus of our programmes has been the urban areas mainly Nairobi city and Arid and Semi Arid Lands where we have been working with the poor and vulnerable groups to enhance their social and economic empowerment. Oxfam in partnership with the National Organization of Peer Educators (NOPE), SITE Enterprise Promotion and Youth Alive Kenya (YAK!) received financial support from the European Union to strengthen socio-economic empowerment of the informal economy workers particularly the poor and vulnerable women domestic workers and small scale traders who live in Nairobi City’s urban settlements mainly Mukuru, Kibera, Mathare, Korogocho and Kawangware through a four years project. 

PURPOSE OF THE ASSIGNMENT:

The main objectives of the evaluation are to:

1)    Assess implementation of the project by Oxfam and partners during the two years against the key targets evaluation criteria e.g. efficiency, effectiveness, relevance, sustainability and impact.

2)    Assess the effects of the project on the target communities so far against the project outcomes.

3)    Document the project’s learning and best practices that include gender and accountability to our partners, beneficiaries, donors and stakeholders.

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

The desired specification and qualities of the consultant(s) are as hereunder:

  • Post Graduate qualification in Governance, Programmes Management, Development Studies or Economics or any other relevant Social Science Degree.
  • Skills and experience in evaluating governance and socio-economic projects with in-depth knowledge in addition to the above qualification will be highly desirable.
  • Strong interpersonal and analytical skills.
  • Familiarity with the urban informal settlements in Kenya.
  • Knowledge of Kenyan policy environment including human rights, devolution, health, social protection, micro and small trading and law making processes.
  • Experience of effective interaction with local and national organizations, government institutions and marginalized communities in informal settlements.
  • Conversant with application of cross cutting themes like gender mainstreaming and gender and competency on advocacy.
  • Good spoken and written communication skills in Kiswahili and English.
  • Proven experience of using participatory methods for data collection and analysis in programme evaluation.

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Interested and qualified consultants should send their applications before or by 20th January 2017 at 5.00 P.M and indicate APPLICATION FOR WEZESHA JAMII PROJECT EVALUATION in the subject line to the email address below hecaconsultancy@oxfam.org.uk