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Expressions of interest are invited for the above consultancy opportunity.


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Terms of Reference

End-Review of the program:

“Decent work and labour rights in East Africa, phase 1”

Background

The programme “Decent work and Labour Rights in East Africa” (hereafter DWLRP) is a 3 year program (2014-17) implemented by youth organisations and trade unions, that are aiming at improving working conditions for workers and increasing and improving job opportunities for youth.

The overall objective of the program is “The employment conditions in Kenya and Tanzania have improved and youth has access to decent employment in line with existing national and international labour laws and regulations.”

The immediate objectives of the program are:

1.      The strengthened capacity of partner trade unions in Kenya and Tanzania to advocate for and create awareness about workers’ rights and respect of labour market legislation contributes to improved working conditions.

2.      The strengthened capacity of partner youth organisations in Kenya and Tanzania to create awareness and to advocate for increased and improved job opportunities for youth has contributed to better conditions for establishing sustainable businesses and increased success in their job seeking.

The program thus aims to address challenges related to employment and to the labour market faced by youth and members of trade unions in Kenya and Tanzania. The partners work towards ensuring that labour rights in Kenya and Tanzania are upheld, especially for the vulnerable and poor with low income and that those with little opportunities in society are empowered and that their conditions and opportunities at the labour market are improved. Geographically the program focuses on Kenya and Tanzania in and around bigger cities (Dar, Mombasa, Kisumu and Nairobi) Geographically the program focus on Kenya and Tanzania. The program activities are implemented in Nairobi, Kisumu and Mombasa counties and Dar es Salam city. It is envisioned that the activities of both components in the same areas also create a synergy which will ensure better results with regards to decent employment and better job opportunities in the 4 geographical areas.

The program will come to an end in March 2017, however the experiences from the current program and especially from the Midterm Review, has been included into development of an application for a second phase of the program applied for in December 2016 and set to start in April 2017.

End-Review

The End-Review will take place in February and March 2017 and will be conducted by an external consultant from either Kenya or Tanzania. The final recommendations from the review will build on the findings from the Midterm review conducted in April 2016, with additional studies of relevant program documents and reports and a shorter field visit to Mombasa, Kisumu and Dar Es Salaam to view the program progress since the Midterm Review.

Objective of the review

The objective of the review is to assess the overall progress of the program results as well as assessing the strategy applied.

The report will respond to the 5 DAC criteria that are defined below with related questions:

Criteria Evaluation issues

Questions

Effectiveness

“The extent to which the objectives were achieved, or are expected to be achieved, taking into account their relative importance”.

To what degree is the program likely to succeed in meeting its objectives?

What specific results, both intended and unintended have been achieved through the program up till now? (According to the outputs and outcomes described in the program LFA)

Effectiveness in reporting and implementation of activities

Relevance

The extent to which the objectives of a development intervention are consistent with beneficiaries’ requirement, country needs, global priorities and partners’ and donors’ policies”.

Is the program relevant to the target group’s needs and requirements?

Is the program strategy the right strategy to achieve the objectives?

What is the relevance of the partners that have been selected and of the approach taken to the operationalization of the Strategy?

Efficiency

“A measure of how economically resources/inputs (funds, expertise, time, etc.) are converted to results

Has the funding been spent in an optimal way to obtain results? Has the program spent money on activities that benefit the target group?

Sustainability

The degree to which the processes started and results obtained can be expected to remain in place after program completion.”

What measures have been taken to make the program sustainable? Do these measures seem realistic and what are the chances that the initiatives will continue? What factors are influencing the efforts to make the program sustainable? In what way is the involvement of the local governments ensuring the sustainability?

The replicability of the program: Given that the interventions may be implemented in other locations, how is the assessment of the replicability?

Impact The lasting changes – positive as well as negative, planned as well as unplanned – arising from the program.

What is likely to be the impact of the different interventions of the program in a longer perspective? In what way is the program influencing the lives of the target group? How have the advocacy initiatives influenced the situation of the target group?

The review is to focus on all questions mentioned under the DAC criteria, including results within all expected output and outcome indicators. It is expected that the review will put a certain emphasis of the areas of capacity building of partners and implementation of advocacy activities, as mentioned below:

In both components additional attention is paid to:

·         How does FIC add value to partners work and implementation

·         An assessment of the partners’ capacity? Are the capacity of the partners progressing in line with the capacity building activities implemented

·         An assessment of the advocacy strategy and the implementation of the same carried out by the partners. Is the advocacy effective, and is it likely to create a future impact?

·         What lessons can be learned for the future program?

Methods

The evaluation will be conducted by an external consultant in such a way that it will ensure mutual involvement and learning amongst the implementing partners of the program. The consultant will build on the program application and finding from the Midterm Review conducted in April 2016, and use documents already available, including sustainability strategies, advocacy strategies, and minutes from cluster meetings, curricula, and the program monitoring reports such as: LFA, Outcome mapping reports and Overall Program Monitoring reports. The consultant will develop an inception report including tools and interview guides to be used for the field visits. Further the inception report will include a detailed plan for the End- review, which will be developed in close cooperation with the involved partner organisations and FIC Nairobi. The inception report should be approved by FIC before starting the field work.

The consultant will conduct personal as well as focus group interviews with representatives of the program beneficiaries who has participated in program activities and trainings, partners and staff, representatives from the clusters, and relevant stakeholders including local authorities.

The program coordinators of FIC in Nairobi will assist the consultant when needed and ensure that the consultant complies with the framework stipulated in these Terms of Reference.

Procedure of the review

In January 2017 FIC will employ an external consultant to carry out the end-review. The review will take place in February and March 2017. It is expected that the field work is carried out in the beginning of March 2017, including 3 days travel to Mombasa, 3 days to Dar Es Salaam, 1 day to Kisumu and 1 day in Nairobi. The external consultant will present the results and recommendations to FIC and partners, who will be able to provide relevant input for the final review report. By end of March, the external consultant will submit the final report to FIC and partners.

How to apply:

Procedure for submission of interest:

All interested consultants FROM KENYA AND TANZANIA should submit their proposal to FIC Nairobi: Festus Ouko before January 20th. 2017, 10 AM, on email: Erustus Ouko erustusf@gmail.com and copied to Caspar Pedo- casparpedo@gmail.com.

The proposals need to include a letter of interest describing how the consultancy will be conducted and a CV of the consultant who will conduct the review. Proposals submitted after the deadline will not be considered. Interviews with consultants will be conducted during the last week of January. Consultants applying for the consultancy should be available to conduct field visits to Mombasa, Dar and Kisumu within a maximum of 8 days during the first 2 weeks of March 2017.

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