VSO Baseline Survey Consultant-ERIKS Jobs in Kenya

VSO Baseline Survey Consultant-ERIKS Jobs in Kenya



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Methodology

The baseline survey will be conducted by an independent consultant supported by VSO Monitoring and Evaluation Officer. The consultant will also work closely with AQET Project team and will be under the supervision of AQET Project Officer. The survey use both qualitative and quantitative approaches
in data collection and analysis.

Document Review

This will entail reviewing of project documents and other secondary materials as provided by the project. Other relevant documents will be baseline and end line evaluation reports from phase one of
this project since the second phase is a scale up intervention.

Reviewing the Tools and Drawing baseline sample

The consultant will lead the VSO team in reviewing the already drafted tools against the listed indicators to ensure that all variables are measured appropriately. This together with drawing a baseline sample will be done in a one day workshop that will be followed by a one day training for the research assistants to ensure that they are all conversant with the tools and mode of administration.

Field Data Collection

Data collection will be done in the target counties using participatory methodologies identified in each tool. The consultant and the research assistants will be subject to VSO values and policies while
undertaking the field work, interacting with VSO staff, primary actors (beneficiaries) and throughout the engagement period. The consultant and research assistants will have to make a commitment to safeguarding and child protection policy at the point of engagement.


Responsibilities


  • The role of the consultant
  • In-depth
    review of AQET project documents and related reports
  • Taking one days’ workshop to review and harness all the drafted tools
  • Submission of a comprehensive inception report detailing the baseline work plan;
    methodologies and baseline tools
  • Delivery of a one day research assistants’ training and pretesting of baseline survey tools
  • Lead in the data collection process in the field
  • Entry and analysis of primary information and field data
  • Preparation of draft baseline survey report
  • Facilitation of final validation workshop
  • Preparation and submission of final baseline survey report and a dashboard complete with all indicator benchmarks

    Role of VSO Kenya

  • Provide relevant project documents
  • Participate in the review of the drafted tools and pretesting of the baseline survey tools
  • Provide feedback and input to the process of adjusting the baseline study methods and
    timeframe
  • Preparation for field visitation
  • Mobilization of all sampled baseline survey respondents
  • Organize and provide logistic support during validation workshop
  • Provide supportive supervision to the consultant and the research team throughout the
    engagement period


    Requirements


  • Strong experience in Monitoring, Evaluation and Research, preferably within the area of education; inclusion and child protection
  • Strong experience in people centred and rights-based programming at policy, strategy as well as implementation level.
  • Strong experience in participatory and inclusive assessment/research methodologies and learner centred approaches
  • Good understanding of inclusion issues
  • Broad previous experience with multi-county/county evaluations
  • Excellent analytical, facilitation, communication and report writing skills.
  • At least a master’s degree in relevant field



    How to Apply


  • Applications MUST be made through the link on the advertisement.
  • The proposal and expression of interest titled BASELINE SURVEY FOR AQET PROJECT together with the information required under application should be sent, in soft copy, to:
    temp.kenya@vsoint.org by close of day 17th July, 2019


    For more information and job application details, see; VSO Baseline Survey Consultant-ERIKS Jobs in Kenya


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