Kindernothilfe: TOR for conducting a feasability study
Kindernothilfe e.V. (KNH) is a Non-Governmental Organisation founded in 1959. KNH works with local non-governmental organizations and their networks in 30 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Eastern Europe to realize and protect children’s rights. Humana People to People in South Africa (HPPSA) is a registered South African non-profit organisation founded in 1995 with the mission of empowering the poor with particular focus on children, youth and women to lift themselves out of poverty and contribute to the development of their own communities.
The specific objectives of the feasibility study are:
I. Assessment of the ecological and socio-economic situation with regard to a project on climate change response and resilience in Mogalakwena local municipality.
II. Critical review of the theory of change and planned project strategies and an assessment with regard to relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, impact, and sustainability.
III. Assessment of the capacity of HPPSA in view of the planned intervention with suggestion – where necessary – of measures to strengthen the capacity of the organization.
IV. Recommendations for the project strategies and project measures and provision of alternatives to the strategies, where applicable.
A. Inception report in English language to be discussed with KNH and the project partner in line with the information provided by KNH.
B. Presentation of the results of feasibility study in English in virtual meeting(s).
C. The report on the feasibility study in English language that should be no longer than 20-30 pages exclusive of annexes. It must contain:
1. Summary of the findings and recommendations (max. 2 pages) with the indication of specific findings for the targeted geographical area.
2. Introduction with presentation of purpose and objective of the study, a short CV of the consultant, the services provided, information on methodology and study participants (max. 2 pages)
3. One section that is divided into the research areas 1-5 for presenting the main data collected, its analysis, and the answers to the raised questions in a structured manner (max.10 pages)
4. One section as the final evaluation of the research area 6 (max. 5 pages), according to the OECD DAC criteria (Relevance, Effectiveness, Efficiency, Significance, and Sustainability)
5. Final recommendation section providing at-length recommendations for the project strategies/concept and project measures, and alternatives to the strategies, where applicable (min. 5 pages)
6. Annexes: ToR, Data Selection Tools, Primary data, List of participants, list of references, among others.
- The study should start as soon as possible.
- The (draft) report should be available by the end of June 2023 at the latest.
- The final report should be available not later than mid July 2023.
The consultant(s) (at least the team leader in case of the consultant team)
- should have at least a Master’s degree in the relevant fields, such as Climate Change Response and Resilience, Agriculture, Ecology and Biodiversity, Economics, and Development Studies or Social Sciences with a strong integration of Climate Change aspects.
- should have at least 5 years of consultancy experience in feasibility studies
- should have expert knowledge and experience on participatory project planning, Child Rights Approaches, engagement with government stakeholders and authorities
- should have knowledge of the national, provincial, and district level climate change policies, plans, and programmes
- should have excellent quantitative and qualitative data analysis skills
- should have strong written and oral communication skills. Fluency in at least one local language and excellent written and spoken English skills are essential
How to apply
- The applicant is asked to send the letter of interest, CVs, the technical and financial proposal, and sample(s) of similar study(s) in one pdf file to the following e-mails: [email protected] and [email protected]
- The title of the e-mail should include the name of the applicant and the words “feasibility study 72991”.
- Deadline for sending the proposal: 9th of April 2023, 10 pm South African time
- Note that incomplete applications cannot be taken into consideration.
- Interviews for shortlisted candidates will be on the 19th of April 2023 on short notice.
An information session on the ToC and the ToR will be conducted on 16th of March 2023 at 3-5 pm South African time in a virtual meeting.
Join the Zoom Meeting https://kindernothilfe.zoom.us/j/61004966505
Meeting ID: 610 0496 6505