Adeso Final Evaluation of the Disaster Emergency Preparedness Program Jobs in Kenya

Adeso Final Evaluation of the Disaster Emergency Preparedness Program Jobs in Kenya

Organizational Background

Adeso is an expanding and vibrant African based international development and humanitarian organization.

At Adeso, we work with African communities who are yet to realize their full potential; working inside these communities to create environments in which Africans can thrive.

Our belief that economic, social and environmental security is the bedrock of a healthy community drives the nature and intent of our programming.

We work to prevent and overcome
situations that adversely affect community well-being by: reinvigorating the economy, developing skills for life and work, providing humanitarian aid, and influencing policy.

For the past 20 years we have strengthened rural livelihoods through environmental awareness, training, technology transfer and innovative humanitarian projects in pursuit of a peaceful, self-reliant, and greener future.

Adeso is an exciting and dynamic organization experiencing managed rapid growth. It offers sound employment conditions with opportunities for personal growth and development.

Project Summary

Adeso is leading in the implementation of Disasters and Emergencies Preparedness Program (DEPP) Innovation Lab, a 22 month project under the AIM (Adeso, iHub MasterCard) Consortium.

The objective of this program is to increase
preparedness and resilience of disaster-prone communities in Garissa and Marsabit counties of Kenya by drawing on their deep knowledge of pastoralist and coping with drought disasters.

The Consortium has formed Maarifa Kona community innovations labs in Garissa and Marsabit where rural communities are using the labs to research and develop their ideasfor preparing against drought.

Selected community innovators are also able to prototype and incubate their innovations which could be scaled for commercialization.

It is from this background that a number of community innovators are engaged with the labs to refine and prototype their ideas.

Purpose and Objectives the Assessment

The purpose of this review of the DEPP project is to assess the progress and achievements of the program, to identify and document lessons learnt (including lessons that might improve design, process and implementation of the DEPP project) and to provide recommendations for future similar interventions.

The assessment is expected to serve as a
means of validating or filling the gaps in the initial assessment of relevance, effectiveness and efficiency obtained from activities.

The assessment will serve as an opportunity for DEPP project management team to take stock of
project progress and the extent to which the project has achieved its objectives.

Tasks:

  • To gather data from sample project innovators and the Key informants from the community that can be used to assess the impact of the project and innovations to the community
  • Assess the extent to which needs assessment, response analysis, intervention strategies, research, accountability, monitoring and evaluation were met considering level of appropriateness.
  • To analyse and assess the impact of the project in project areas and document differences in existing practices in relation to the new way of intervention.
  • To analyse and document lessons learnt and best practices on the innovation process, project engagement with the innovators and community in the project areas in relation to targeting criteria, and impact of project on the
    community and other variables.

    Evaluation Criteria
  • The following key issues need to be addressed by the assessors under the following criteria. The present list however is not exhaustive and additional issues might come up during the mission.
  • Effectiveness (assess the contribution from the project results and how assumptions have affected the project) in
    relation to:
  • Project design as the best approach to achieving the set objectives;
  • Effectiveness of beneficiary targeting and selection criteria used to reach the most vulnerable;
  • Number of participants reached within the different components of the project (broken down by gender)
  • Capacity building and behavior change activities success rate
  • To what extent did the external assumptions in the proposal hold true and how well were the mitigating measures put into use?
  • Result 4: Labs has facilitate useful external engagement (formal or informal partnerships (i.e. mentors) for innovators and also Innovation labs that provide useful services to innovators
  • Result 5:
    There is increased learning across lab to contribute to the humanitarian sector and development programs in general.
  • Sustainability (the likelihood of a continuation in the stream of benefits produced by the project)
  • Design of the project in relation to sustainability;
  • Sustainability of project output;
  • Assessment of the effectiveness of measures taken to ensure project achievements are not lost and provide suggestions for improving the sustainability of the project.
  • Ownership of objectives and achievements: to what extent were the stakeholders consulted and involved in defining the objectives, the selection process for activities and project participants, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.

    Institutional capacity:

  • Assess the degree of commitment of stakeholders, the measures taken to strengthen their capacity and suggest improvement for the future
  • Assess the appropriateness of the institution strengthening methods applied.

    Possible Field Work
  • The consultant(s) will prepare an evaluation schedule to ope-rationalize and direct the assessment for the stipulated period of consultancy assignment.
  • The work plan will describe how the assessment will be carried out, bringing refinements, strategy, specificity and elaboration to the terms of reference.
  • Consultant(s) will need to provide his/her own travel insurance and the same will be applicable to personnel independently deployed for data collection.

    Deliverables
  • Initial work plan and inception report for the assessment and presentation to programme team on the evaluation methodology and process of data collection.
  • Final plans and data collection tools for approval by the program team
  • Interim progress report with preliminary analysis and observations to programme quality team for feedback and comments.
  • Presentation of evaluation findings for final consensus building.
  • Final evaluation report for external circulation after approval by program director and heads of program.

    Qualifications of the Consultant
  • Master degree in monitoring and evaluation, economics, development studies or social sciences and other areas relevant for the assignment.
  • At least seven years of relevant professional work in social research or undertaking related studies.
  • Extensive experience in undertaking outcome and impact evaluation of social innovation projects and experience of conducting studies business start-ups innovations in humanitarian context.
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of emergency programming approaches and related to Disaster emergencies preparedness its linkages.
  • Extensive experience in working with INGOs and local NGOs, local authorities and communities.
  • Demonstrated analytical and writing skills.
  • Excellent knowledge of English and Swahili.

    Consultancy Period

    The evaluation shall be completed within a period of 30 days.

  • The final report is expected to be finalized by the within the specified 20 days more consultations may be done on call when need basis via call up to 30th June 2019.

    How to Apply
  • All applications should be sent to consultancy@adesoafrica.org with the subject line subject line “DEPP Final Project
    Evaluation” no later than 9
    th April 2019
    .
  • The selection committee will review all applications as they arrive.
  • All applicants must meet the minimum requirements described above, and those unable to meet these requirements will not be considered.

    Each application package should include the following:

  • An application letter addressing the selection criteria including how the consultant’s previous experience matches the consultancy objectives as well as the interest for the position.
  • It should also indicate the candidate’s availability and consultancy rates (cost and technical proposal).
  • The letter should be no longer
    than two pages;
  • A sample of recent work;
  • Updated CV including relevant work experience and qualifications;
  • Contact details of 3 references.
  • Applications not including all of the above information will not be reviewed.
  • Adeso is an equal opportunity employer
  • For more information and job application details, see; Adeso Final Evaluation of the Disaster Emergency Preparedness Program Jobs in Kenya

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