Consultant(s): Evaluation of our Keeping Girls in School investment in Nigeria and Ethiopia
The goal of this phase one investment is to increase the political salience of community demand for keeping girls in school.
We expect the following evaluation activities will be needed: - Collect and analyse primary data on investment outcomes in select communities in Nigeria and Ethiopia (perceptions and behaviours around girls’ school attendance, practices of traditional and religious leaders, political salience of KGS in the two countries) at baseline and endline. - Pull together and analyse secondary data on the 3 main outcomes of interest (impact data on girls’ health and education status from DHS, PMA2020, UNICEF, UNESCO Institute for Statistics, school level data when available; monitoring data from the KGS Coordinating Unit) as insight for the next phase of the project (the scale up of the pilot) - Stress test and revise the existing theory of change, identifying risks and assumptions for each step of the causal chain. - Complement the evaluation reports with evidence reviews and possibly political economy analyses in relation to approaches aimed at improving girls’ education in Nigeria and Ethiopia in the scale up of the project Interested applicants should submit an illustrative methodology and work plan to achieve the above objectives, which will be used to assess proposals. Applicants are welcome to apply for carrying out the evaluation activities in either Nigeria or Ethiopia, or both countries. The contracted consultant(s) will then develop a detailed methodology and work plan within the first month of the assignment, in consultation with CIFF and Girl Child Concerns. Therefore, the above activities are subject to change.
Deliverables & Timelines
The tentative timeline for this assignment is between July 2020 and September 2021. Key deliverables identified for this assignment include: 1. Evaluation protocol, including the data collection tools, analysis and reporting workplan (by 15th August 2020) – we expect the information needed for the protocol can be gathered through online means (online research, document review, online interviews) 2. Baseline report (by 15th September 2020) – given the covid19 situation, some part of the baseline data collection will have to be undertaken online (desk research and online interviews), especially for insights required from the traditional and religious leaders. However, we expect that as soon as in-person activities of the programme will commence, the evaluation team should verify the validity of the desk research with physical data collection. 3. Validation of baseline data and update of the baseline report once covid19 restrictions are relaxed. (Q4 2020) 4. Endline report (August 2021) We encourage evaluators to opt for concise reports and, where possible, visualisations of insights as part of their deliverables. Additional dissemination products (factsheets, presentations, webinars, etc.) may be proposed by applicants.
Qualifications & Experience
Consultants, firms, and consortia are invited to submit proposals for this assignment. Competencies and experience include: 1. Proven track record of evaluating investments focused on girls’ education, Adolescent Reproductive Health and working with traditional and religious leaders. 2. Expertise in using evaluation methods suitable for policy and advocacy programmes and community mobilisation. 3. Solid understanding of the current challenges for girls’ education in subSaharan Africa, particularly in Nigeria and Ethiopia. 4. Extensive experience working in Nigeria and Ethiopia. 5. Experience in using mixed methods.
How to apply
Please note that all personal data and application materials provided by applicants will be used in accordance with applicable UK privacy regulations in the UK, and all records will be deleted after the application process, unless applicants specifically mention that they agree for their applications to be held by CIFF for potential evaluation work in the future. Applicants should further note the TOR specification in Annex 1 of the TOR. The anticipated deadline of the submission of the full proposal is 10th July 2020. Please submit all materials to [email protected] before 5pm UK time on Friday 10th July.