End Term Evaluation of FIDA Kenya’s Strategic Plan (2013 to 2017) Consultancy in Kenya

Jul 12, 2017

FIDA Kenya

Terms of Reference

End Term Evaluation of FIDA Kenya’s Strategic Plan (2013 to 2017)

1.0 Background:
FIDA Kenya is a membership organization established in 1985 and has gradually grown with a membership of over 1100 women lawyers and law students. 

As the  oldest women’s rights organization  in Eastern  Africa, FIDA Kenya has over the years curved  a  niche  for itself as  a  fearless  defender of women’s  human  rights  at the  national,  regional and  international  level. 

 
FIDA Kenya’s mission is promotion of women individual and collective power to claim their rights in all spheres of life.

FIDA Kenya is concluding its current five year Strategic Plan (2013-2017) entitled ‘Towards Reclaiming Women’s Rights’. The plan has guided interventions ensuring that they are designed under four programmatic thrusts as below:

Access to Justice which remains the flagship programme of the organization. It seeks to enhance access to justice for needy women in Kenya through transforming the formal and informal justice systems to ensure that they are responsive to women needs.

FIDA Kenya offers direct services to women to access justice through engagement with the formal and informal justice systems, public interest litigation, the pro bono lawyers’ scheme, mediation, self-representation in court, psychosocial support services to clients’ and legal awareness campaigns.

Women and Governance programme which seeks to promote women’s full and equal citizenship and focuses its energies to secure transformative justice for all women.  

The programme addresses institutions that have internalized practices that have excluded women placing them in the margins of development. 

This programme works around promoting women’s political autonomy and full citizenship: working for parity of participation at all levels, and ensuring women’s participation across the broad spectrum of formal and informal decision-making institutions and spaces as a reality.
 
Knowledge Management Programme through which FIDA Kenya seeks to deliberately contribute to a body of knowledge in the women’s rights movement.
 
Institutional Strengthening through sustained administrative and financial management.

2.0 Rationale

The implementation of the 2013–2017 Strategic Plan is based on six key pillars framed as the following strategic objectives;
  1. To promote access to justice through provision of legal aid services to women
  2. To be the premier organisation in research  and documentation on women’s legal issues top guide public and private sector operations
  3. To consolidate the gains for women in the constitution and secure effective implementation of all gender responsive laws.
  4. To nurture strategic alliances with likeminded organisations and individuals in order to harness the collective power of women to achieve social justice.
  5. To proactively influence institutional structures to recognise, comply and be responsive to women’s rights at county, national, continental and international levels.
  6. To strengthen the capacity and visibility of the organization to secure sustainability.
In December 2016, a mid-term evaluation of the Strategic Plan was conducted focusing on the implementation and performance of the plan based on five criteria: efficiency, effectiveness, relevance, sustainability and impacts. 

The evaluation highlighted a few challenges and provided several short term, mid-term and long term recommendations such as reviewing the logical framework of the strategic plan, reviewing the institutional organogram to align it to the current staffing, intensifying coherent advocacy efforts, encouraging more male participation on gender related assignments and working with community groups and traditional leaders as champions for social transformation.
 
FIDA Kenya would like to conduct an end of term evaluation of this Strategic Plan in order to establish its efficiency, effectiveness, relevance, sustainability and impacts over the last five years. 

The evaluation will seek to identify best practices and challenges that will in turn inform the development of the next Strategic Plan (2018-2022).

3.0 Scope of Work

The consultant’s tasks will include;
  • Comprehensive evaluation on the performance/ implementation of FIDA Kenya’s Strategic Plan (2013 to 2017) that provide key achievements, challenges, opportunities and lessons learnt and make recommendations that are sufficiently valid and reliable based on data and analysis.
  • Review of previous organisation evaluation studies so as to feed into the current assignment to give a comprehensive feedback.
  • Review and collate recommendations on the Access to Justice (AJ) and Women and Governance (WG), Institutional Strengthening (IS) and Knowledge Management (KM) programmes thematic areas to generate learning that will inform the development of the next Strategic Plan document.
  • Identify FIDA’s Linkage with the Sustainable development goals especially SDG 5 and other directly linked to FIDA Kenya’s work.
  • Provide a recommendation on sustainability of the organization, beyond donor funds.
4.0 Specific Tasks:

The consultant will:
  • Present an inception report indicating an understanding of the assignment, methodology to be applied and a work plan.
  • Undertake desktop review of the organization’s programme reports and other relevant documents.
  • Interview relevant stakeholders including programme staff, FIDA Kenya Council, members, selected beneficiaries, Friends of FIDA, Government of Kenya, CBOs, peer organisations in the civil society organizations and development partners.
  • Meet and discuss draft reports with management and Council;
  • Presentation of the draft and final report to staff and council.
The organization shall provide logistical support to the consultant as shall be agreed.

5.0 Deliverables
  • An inception report not later than 3 days upon signing the contract.
  • Present draft report to staff and council and incorporate feedback.
  • Present Final comprehensive End of Term evaluation report documenting successes, challenges, weaknesses and opportunities in programming. The final report should not exceed 40 pages in Times New Roman Font Size 12 and line spacing of 1.5.
6.0 Timelines
  • The consultant should submit a first draft of the document by 8th September 2017.
  • Presentations and feedback on draft collated by 15th September 2017.
  • The final Word document should be submitted by 29th September 2017.
7.0 Qualifications
  • A degree in Social Sciences preferably in Organizational Development, Project Management and Planning, Development Studies, M&E or equivalent. A Masters degree is an added advantage.
  • At least 8 years’ experience in review and/or development of strategic plans for similar organizations.
  • In-depth knowledge on access to justice, women’s rights, good governance and democracy. Must demonstrate capability to appropriately understand women’s rights in relation to ongoing country reforms (post Constitution of Kenya, 2010).
  • Experience in working with both government and non-state actors.
  • Excellent analytical, writing and communication skills,
  • Experience in editing publications and consolidating information from different sources will be an added advantage.
Duration of the Consultancy: This consultancy is for a total of 30 working days.

Expression of Interest

FIDA Kenya invites competent and qualified consultants to indicate their interest in providing the above services.  

The Expression of Interest must be accompanied by the following mandatory requirements:
  1. Consultant’s profile/ C.V. clearly indicating previous work undertaken. Attach at least three samples of the work done including details of the contact persons.
  2. Budget for the assignment
  3. Certified copy of Certificate of Registration or Incorporation.
  4. Copies of PIN and VAT Registrations.
  5. Copy of a Valid Tax Compliance Certificate.
  6. Evidence of professional qualifications.
  7. List of three referees ( organizations where similar work has been carried out)
Expressions of Interest for the consultancy services should be addressed to the Executive Director sent to recruitment@fidakenya.org to be received on or before Friday 14th July 2017. 

ONLY email applications will be considered.
 
Only those who strictly meet the above requirements will be contacted. 

Canvassing directly or indirectly will lead to automatic disqualification. 

Enquiries may be made by e‐mail to the following address: info@fidakenya.org.




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