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Apr 282017
 


Windle Trust Kenya

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Consultancy for Equity in Education for Refugee Communities in Kenya (EERCK) – Phase IV Results Assessment

Background and Objective: Girls in the refugee and marginalized communities that host the camps face a lot of challenges in their quest for education. Forced marriages, responsibilities around household chores and preferential treatment of boys are some of the barriers that inhibit performance and retention in schools.

Due to poverty, parents only have enough money to send one child to school and they often select the male child.

These barriers to access to education affect girls especially in upper primary which frequently leads to high dropout rates and poor performance in examinations.

The poor education outcomes subsequently result in low transition rates among the affected girls

Equity in Education in Refugee Communities in Kenya (EERCK) is a project funded by the U.S. Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration (BPRM) through World University Service of Canada (WUSC) and implemented by Windle Trust Kenya (WTK).

The project directly benefits 3,560 girls currently in Kakuma and Dadaab Refugee Camps and the surrounding host communities.

The project has two main objectives which are to increase access to supplementary remedial programs for refugee girls in targeted upper primary schools and; increase community and parental support for girls’ education in targeted refugee camp and host communities.

The former objective is realized through conducting of remedial classes for 1,280 girls from Kakuma and Dadaab refugee camps both in class 7 and 8 so as to help them improve in their performance and transit to higher levels.

The latter objective is realized through the retention of community mobilizers to support with community engagement for girls education and community awareness among other measures

The purpose of this assessment is to identify percentage of girls attending remedial programs who feel they are supported by their parents in educational opportunities disaggregated by regions where the project intervenes.

The assessment will also seek to establish percentage of community members benefitting from the project that are aware of the importance of girl child education in refugee camps and surrounding host communities.

SUMMARY

Project: Equity in Education for Refugee Communities in Kenya (EERCK)-Phase IV

Project Donor: Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration (United States Department of State)

Consultant to carry out an assessment to determine:

Overall achievement and results of the project against increased community and parental support for girls’ education in targeted refugee camp and host communities and specifically on the the following set indicators:

i. Percentage of girls attending remedial programs who feel they are supported by their parents in educational opportunities (disaggregated by region).

ii. Percentage of community members aware of the importance of girls’ education.

SCOPE OF WORK

Duration: 20 days (Between May – June 2017)

Location: Kakuma and Dadaab Refugee Camps and surrounding host communities

Goal: Carry out an assessment and produce a report showing the Overall achievement and results of the project against increased community and parental support for girls’ education in targeted refugee camp and host communities and specifically on the Percentage of girls attending remedial programs who feel they are supported by their parents in educational opportunities (disaggregated by region) and; Percentage of community members aware of the importance of girls’ education.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Carry out data collection in project location with project beneficiaries-Girls, parents, partners, teachers and community members.
  • Carry out any relevant focus group discussions
  • Analyse quantitative and qualitative information collected
  • Outline and provide an overall assessment of project performance against set goals and objectives; and performance indicators as outlined in project documentation, including:

i. Percentage of girls attending remedial programs who feel they are supported by their parents in educational opportunities (disaggregated by region) and;

ii. Percentage of community members aware of the importance of girls’ education.

DELIVERABLES

  • Inception Work plan outlining schedule of activities, questionnaires and data collection tools, finalized methodology
  • Set of questionnaires and FGD guide (if relevant) – included in inception work plan
  • Final high quality report with all relevant annexes, including raw data/transcripts.

At the conclusion of the consulting assessment (within 20 days from contract date):

An evaluation report with two 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 methodology and sampling strategy used
  • A list of any methodological limitations that may have impacted results
  • Copies of the completed surveys and questionnaires
  • Analysis of the findings
  • Recommendations

QUALIFICATIONS

It is expected that the successful candidate will have:

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in social sciences, Monitoring and Evaluation, education or any other related field; a master’s degree or advanced qualification in a related area will be an added advantage
  • A minimum of five years’ experience working in education, women empowerment projects and exposure to humanitarian/refugee or post-conflict contexts
  • Experience of assessing education achievements and documenting projects in multi-sectoral and complex programming contexts
  • Experience in 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;
  • Extensive experience in carrying out mixed method studies, particularly qualitative research methods like FGDs, KIIs, or participants observation; and
  • Ability to analyze quantitative and qualitative data and prepare high quality reports in easy to understand formats for non-technical audiences.

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