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Call for Expressions of Interest External End of Project Evaluation of ‘Pre Form One’ Project

Our Pre Form One project (2013-2018) is designed to bring about lasting change in formal education in Ngorongoro district in Northern Tanzania. With a specific focus on pastoralist girls, the project aims to increase the enrolment, achievement and transition of students from primary to secondary school. Funded by Comic Relief the project is managed by African Initiatives and implemented in partnership with the Pastoral Women’s Council (PWC). Together, we work with parents, schools, local and traditional leaders, ward development committees and district education authorities. We are now seeking an experienced Consultant to conduct an end of project external evaluation of our Pre Form One project.

Timescale
October - December 2017

We invite interested Consultants, meeting the minimum requirements to submit a proposal (4-6 pages) outlining the following information:
• A summary methodology, including key Milestones and Deliverables of the work to be under-taken, taking into account the draft timeline provided in the Terms of Reference (ToR).
• Please include your thoughts on:
• The Terms of Reference (ToR)
• How to meaningfully engage beneficiaries and key stakeholders in-country
• A tailored CV of the applicant(s) – highlighting relevant experience to assist us in meeting the Objectives and Deliverables as set out in the TOR.
• Your budget to deliver the End of Project External Evaluation; please include costs associated with your fieldwork and specify no. of consultancy days and fee rate. It is envisaged that the total contract will be in the region of £5,000 plus expenses.
• Outline of your availability (during the Oct-Dec17 period).
• Details of two referees.
• Evidence of similar work previously conducted.




Minimum requirements:
• At least 6 years’ experience of conducting evaluations for education and/or social development projects
• Proven experience in using a variety of participatory techniques including interview and skills to facilitate Focus Group Discussions
• Excellent understanding of the Education sector in Tanzania
• Fluent Swahili speaker; other local languages an advantage
• Solid analysis and writing skills (in English)
• Ability to do statistical analysis (Excel)
• A post-graduate degree in Social sciences
• Experience of managing other consultants (if submitting a team proposal)
• A desirable experience will be knowledge of working with Comic Relief as a donor as well as experience of North-South partnerships

Deadline for submission of proposal: 5pm, Tuesday 1st August 2017
Shortlisting: August 2017
Interviews with short-listed candidates: August 2017
Contract awarded: September 2017
Expected contract duration: October - December 2017



For more information please contact:
David Baines, Programme Manager, African Initiatives
Email: davidb@african-initiatives.org.uk
Tel: +44 (0)117-9150001

Term of reference can be found here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzXI6S0So6lWV1JyNWpNOHRqRzA/view



Please send Expressions of Interest to: recruitment@african-initiatives.org.uk
Deadline for Expression of Interest: 5pm, Tuesday 1st August 2017

Organisation African Initiatives

Country United Kingdom