Windle Trust Kenya Consultancy for the Return out of School Children to School (ROCS) Baseline Survey

Aug 25, 2016

Windle Trust Kenya
The Windle Charitable Trust
Consultancy for the Return out of School Children to School (ROCS) Baseline Survey
Background: Windle Trust Kenya (WTK), a member of Windle Trust International Federation, is a non-profit organization with a mission to transform society through education and training. 

We are working with communities in Dadaab District, Fafi, Wajir South, Turkana West, Turkana North, Dadaab Refugee Camps and Kakuma Refugee Camp on education projects.

WTK with funding from UNICEF is implementing the ‘Return Out of School Children to School’ (ROCS) Programme. 

The Return Out of School Children to School (ROCS) Programme recognizes the specific needs of marginalized children in Garrisa and Turkana counties and the unique contextual factors that shape their access to quality educational opportunities such as gaps in community support, infrastructure, teaching and learning materials and teacher capacity. 

In responding to the challenge of high levels of Out Of School Children as a result identified in Dadaab, Turkana West and Turkana North Sub counties, ROCS has been designed to address both in school and out of school barriers that hinder children from accessing and remaining in school. 

ROCS will provide a number of in-school interventions including: Provision of water tanks, rehabilitation of classrooms, and construction of toilets designated for boys and girls. 

Most critically, ROCS will work with key education stakeholders such as the Ministry of Education, Teachers Service Commission, Community based mobilizers, Teachers, parents, opinion leaders, religious leaders and others to generate their support for education and thus increase enrollment of out of school children in targeted school catchment areas.
Project: Return Out of School Children to School (ROCS)
Project Donor: UNICEF
The consultant will lead in the analysis of data collected from targeted schools and catchment areas of Dadaab, Turkana West and Turkana North Sub Counties and will compile a baseline report documenting the following among other indicators:
  1. School Retention rates
  2. Attendance rates in target schools (Disaggregated by gender)
  3. Document prevailing reasons for out of school children in target locations and provide recommendations on how to return them to school and ensure they remain in school
Scope of Work
Duration: 15 days (Within the month of September 2016)
Location: Dadaab; Turkana West and Turkana North
Goal: Carry out an analysis of the data collected from the field capturing the status of identified indicators and make conclusions and recommendations on the project roll out in order to realise the overarching goal of ensuring 17000 out of school children are enrolled in the targeted 51 primary schools and remain in school throughout the project cycle.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Carry out a training with the enumerators on the overall baseline objectives and process, use of the tools, ethical protocols, quality assurance and data entry plans
  • Analyse quantitative and qualitative information collected by survey enumerators and systemize them into a report to inform implementation
  • Develop the analysis framework in line with the already developed tools for the baseline survey including use of statistical tests.
  • Debrief WTK management on analysis and present findings for discussions and adoption by key stakeholders
  • Draft the Baseline Survey report, incorporate the inputs from the relevant staff, and submit the final baseline report.
  • Report detailing the analysis framework outlining data entry methodology and presentation of findings
  • Final high quality report with all relevant annexes
At the conclusion of the consulting assessment (within 15 days from contract date):
A final report with four bound hard copies and an electronic version is expected. The report is to be prepared in English and will include:
  • A report on the activities and missions carried out by the consultant
  • The final analysis methodology
  • A list of any methodological limitations that may have impacted results
  • Analysis of the findings of the study and questions
  • Recommendations
  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in social sciences, monitoring and evaluation, education, statistics or any other related field; a masters degree or advanced qualification in a related area will be an added advantage
  • A minimum of five years’ experience working with education, M&E and exposure to humanitarian, ASAL and post-conflict contexts
  • Experience in conducting surveys, analyzing, synthesizing and presenting information
  • Experience in capacity building, delivering trainings and/or conducting periodic project evaluations such as baselines, midlines and endline;
  • A demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse teams in a multi-cultural and dynamic setting mainly most-at-risk populations like refugees;
  • Able to analyze quantitative and qualitative data and prepare high quality reports in easy to understand formats for non technical audiences.
Desirable Assets
  • Sensitive to cultural differences and used to working in harsh conditions
  • Have hands-on experience, rather than just designing and managing projects
How to Apply:
This position is open to Kenyan nationals only.

Interested and eligible candidates should submit a detailed Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, Technical and Financial Proposal to with reference to ROCS Baseline Survey Consultancy in the subject heading. 

The deadline for applications is Wednesday 31st August 2016

Windle Trust Kenya’s selection processes reflect our commitment to equal opportunity regardless of one’s gender, disability, religion or ethnic affiliation. 

We work in schools and are committed to safeguard children from abuse.


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