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Aug 1, 2017

ECPAT France Consultancy to evaluate mobilization and capacity building activities on reducing sexual violence against children

Call for Proposition

Terms of References


Contracting party: ECPAT France
 
Location: Kenya, Uganda
 
Timeframe: September – October 2017
 
Type of consultancy: Evaluation of mobilization and capacity building activities, in terms of knowledge, behaviour change and effects on reducing sexual violence against children

 
1. Context of the Call for proposition
 
1. ECPAT France and its partners

ECPAT France is an international organization affiliated to the ECPAT international network aiming to combat the sexual exploitation of children in the world. 

The NGO has coordinated a 3-year program called “Strengthening the Protection of Children Victims or at Risk of Sexual Exploitation” (referred to hereinafter as “REPERES”) with operations in several African countries.

This call for consultation is part of the final evaluation of the overall program. It targets specifically operations led in Uganda and Kenya. 

The terms of reference of the Call for proposition have therefore been formulated together with the implementing partners in these 2 countries, namely:

ANPPCAN: The African Network for the Prevention and Protection against Child Abuse and Neglect is a Pan-African network that promotes child rights. ANPPCAN has national chapters in 26 countries and is head-quartered in Nairobi (Kenya), www.anppcan.org
 
UCRNN: The Uganda Child Rights NGO Network is a coalition of child-focused humanitarian organizations. This coalition represents the ECPAT International network in Uganda - www.ucrnn.net
 
Undugu Society of Kenya (USK) was created in 1973 to confront the growing problem of street children and young people in Kenya. One of its core programs is the Rescue Rehabilitation and Reintegration program, including one component dedicated to girls in situation of prostitution, www.undugukenya.org
 
UYDEL is a Ugandan organization founded in 1993, UYDEL combats risky behaviors of youth (drugs and HIV prevention) and worst forms of exploitation including sexual exploitation of children, www.uydel.org.

2. Overview of the REPERES program

The global objective of this multi-country program is to realize the right of all children to live free from sexual exploitation in Africa and in the Mediterranean. 

The specific objective 1 is to reduce the vulnerability of children to sexual exploitation and the specific objective 2 is to improve the responses of local systems of protection to CSEC issues. 

Outcomes have been formulated at global program level as follows:
  • Outcome 1: Children and young people at risk or victims of prostitution have access to protection and reintegration services
  • Outcome 2: Children, parents and communities knowledge on positive attitudes and harmful practices in relation to sexual violence are improved
  • Outcome 3: The capacity of stakeholders involved in child protection systems are strengthened regarding the issue of CSEC
  • Outcome 4: The expertise and advocacy capacity of ECPAT’s network in Africa and in the Mediterranean is strengthened 
  • Outcome 5: Outcomes are measured and enhanced using an efficient monitoring system
In Kenya and in Uganda, the 4 partners involved in the REPERES Project have implemented activities to contribute to the expected outcomes.
 
3. The Call for consultation

We are looking for a consultant to evaluate the mobilization and capacity building programs set up in relation to outcomes 2 and 3, whether addressed to children, parents or child protection stakeholders in Kenya and in Uganda.
 
The consultant is expected to suggest recommendations for the next programming phase.
 
2. Description of the program components
 
OUTCOME 2 One of the expected outcomes of the program (outcome 2) is that children, parents and communities knowledge on positive attitudes and harmful practices in relation to sexual violence are improved.
 
Global indicators:
  • 16 450 children and youth improve their knowledge about sexual violence and know how to react when facing a risk of sexual abuse or exploitation
  • 70%  of adults understand and agree with preventing and protecting children from sexual violence (including reporting cases)
2.1 Capacity building addressed to children, in relation with outcome 2
 
Two different programs are concerned by this evaluation:
  • KENYA (Nairobi and/or Kisumu): facilitation of 10 children clubs in 10 schools from vulnerable communities, including educative sessions on preventing sexual violence run by Undugu Society of Kenya, and interventions in another 15 schools (Nairobi) where ANPCANN has covered the issue.
  • UGANDA (Kampala): a peer education program on preventing sexual violence, addressing youth from 14 and above. A total of 400 young people have been trained and a pool has sensitized over 900 young people. The program has included a training of trainers to other NGOs (in Uganda and Kenya) to use the program.
2.2 Capacity building addressed to parents, in relation with outcome 2
  • KENYA (Nairobi, Kisumu): facilitation of 10 parents’ clubs with sessions on children rights and the role of communities. Parents are expected to have changed behaviors towards their own children and invested a role in protecting children in their community.
OUTCOME 3 The third expected outcomes of the program is as follows: 

The capacity of stakeholders involved in child protection systems are strengthened regarding the issue of CSEC 

Global indicators :
  • At least 1 major decision taken towards ending child sexual exploitation in at least 2 countries concerned with the REPERES project
  • 75% of participants to trainings understand the concept of child abuse and exploitation ; they can associate at least 3 consequences of sexual violence on children ; and know the national legislation
2.3 Capacity building addressed to stakeholders, in relation with outcome 3
  • KENYA (Nairobi): trainings to police officers, health staff and social workers were undertaken by ANPCANN. 
  • UGANDA (Kampala):  trainings to district authorities and police officers were undertaken by UYDEL. 
2.4 Mobilization and support to policy makers, in relation with outcome 3
  • KENYA : ANPCANN has facilitated a review of the National Action Plan to end child sexual exploitation and 3 working groups to prepare a draft for the next NAP 
  • UGANDA (Kampala):  UCRNN has  facilitated a CSO position paper to ask for amending the children Act
3. Objectives, criteria and questions of the evaluation

This Call for proposition concerns the evaluation of capacity building programs (clubs, trainings). 

The consultant is expected to develop a participatory methodology to:
  • Evaluate the design and implementation of the CB programs (using criteria of relevance, effectiveness, efficiency and pertinence).
  • Evaluate the impact and sustainability of the CB programs (document actions taken in relation with child protection by children, parents, social workers, teachers, police that can be attributed to the program)
  • Issue recommendations taking into account beneficiaries’ recommendations.
Examples of evaluative questions :
  • Do the participants acknowledge a previous gap of knowledge and do they report an increased knowledge on issues related to child protection acquired thanks to the program? Is their understanding of sexual violence accurate? Can they identify consequences on children? Do they know where to report abuse? What do they think of a child in situation of prostitution?
  • Do they feel they have a role in reducing sexual violence against children? Do they feel empowered enough to play a role? Do they see major barriers to reporting?  Have the participants change in any way their behavior? at home, at work, in the community…
This Call for proposition concerns as well the evaluation of lobbying activities directed to policy makers (position papers and support to the monitoring of national action plans). 

The consultant is expected to develop a methodology to evaluate the effect of these activities and issue recommendations.
 
Examples of evaluative questions:
  • Do policy makers and Unicef recognize the expertise of the partners on the issue of sexual exploitation? How do they evaluate the input of UCRNN and ANPCANN towards ending child sexual exploitation?
4. Order
 
4.1. Final Deliverables:
 
The consultant should deliver a final report composed of
  • An executive summary (1/2 page per activity)
  • Detailed findings (max 15 pages)
  • Tools used for data collection.
  • List of persons interviewed
A draft report should be presented to ECPAT France and its partners in order to get their remarks and comments. 

After taking into account exchanges with partners, the consultant will deliver the final report that should be clearly structured and submitted in a soft copy. 
 
4.2. Methodology:
 
The methodology will be proposed by the consultant.
 
In all cases, the consultant is expected to consult the project documents, the content of capacity building programs, and reports.  

The consultant is also expected to use participatory methodologies with the beneficiaries, including with children. 
 
Methods and tools used during the evaluation need to be properly described in the final report.
 
4.3. Indicative calendar:
 
The indicated times may overlap and are only approximate. The consultant is invited to present a more comprehensive and detailed work plan in his proposal.



The expected timeframe is on a 2 months period, with about 40 working days. Starting date is expected early September.
5. Profile

5.1. Expected profile:
 
The consultant (or team of consultants) should :
  • Previous experience in participatory M&E, including previous experience in consulting children
  • Extensive work experience in child protection
  • Knowledge of the Ugandan or Kenyan context is an asset
5.2. Criteria for selection:
 
The selection of the Call will be done according to the following criteria
  • Previous M&E and work experiences in relation with child protection;
  • Proposed methodology
  • Coherence in terms of duration and budget.
  • Approval of the TOR by the donor
5.3. Submission:
 
Offers can be sent to [email protected] and [email protected], specifying: « Evaluation Kenya / Uganda » before the 3rd of September 2017
 
They should be composed of :
  • The consultant CV (possible to submit a team work)
  • A Technical Offer with a methodological proposal of 4 pages max.
  • A budget/Financial Offer

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