Evaluation Expert – Final Evaluation of the IDLO Kenya project on improving Access to Justice

  • Anywhere
Organization: International Development Law Organization
Closing date: 17 Oct 2021

THE ASSIGNMENT

The purpose of the final evaluation is to assess the project “Improving Capacity of the Key Kenyan Institutions Towards Access to justice, Transparency, and Accountability at Both National and County Level” against the stated objectives as of August 2021. Within this framework, the evaluation will:

i. Provide an independent assessment of the program and measure the extent to which the expected results were achieved with a particular emphasis on its impact on the intended beneficiaries and sustainability of results; and

ii. Identify relevant lessons learned and provide feedback with a view to informing the design and, implementation and results monitoring of future programs in and outside Kenya.

The incumbent will report to the Evaluation Unit and Officer in Charge, IDLO Branch Office in The Hague, and under the day-to-day supervision of the Evaluation Specialist. The incumbent will be expected to carry out the following key duties in line with the detailed evaluation Terms of Reference (Link):

  • Conduct an in-depth desk review of project documents and reports; administrative records related to the various activities; project progress reports; and M&E data and reports.
  • Reconstruct the project’s ToC and develop the EQs and Indicators;
  • Identify methodological approaches and tools to capture data, in-line with the expected evaluation results;
  • Organize and manage data collection with the National Legal Expert, administering it with program stakeholders and beneficiaries including program trainers, trainees, and other stakeholders relevant for the evaluation’s scope; and
  • In coordination with the National Legal Expert, set up and conduct key informant interviews and Focus Group Discussions (FGDs) with other relevant program stakeholders.
  • The incumbent will undertake the in-depth analytical work to produce Inception Note and Evaluation Report in all draft and final versions. In particular, the incumbent will prepare the following deliverables:
  • An Inception Note (presenting the situational background, the evaluation design, and the list of key informants in the field)
  • A draft Evaluation Report (presenting the evaluation findings, conclusions/lessons learned, and recommendations where the “causal link” is strictly observed)
  • Finalized Evaluation Report, incorporating feedback from all relevant project stakeholders.

IDEAL CANDIDATE PROFILE

Education

  • Advanced university degree in Evaluation, Health, Social Sciences, International Development, Law, or related field.

Work experience

  • Over 7 years of relevant professional experience in conducting results-oriented evaluations of international development projects and programs and/or in complex/strategic assessments, focused on capacity-building in the fields of good governance and rule of law;
  • Professional experience with project cycle management, OECD DAC evaluation framework, logical framework approaches and with quality assurance within international development evaluations;
  • Experience with working in fragile/transition countries and knowledge/experience of capacity building and institutional development programs will be considered an asset.
  • Knowledge/experience in gender justice and/or gender equality-related issues is an asset.
  • A previous experience in the region and/or in fragile states is highly desirable.

Languages

  • Fluency in written and spoken English is required.

Technical competencies

  • Demonstrated knowledge of evaluation methodology for development assistance projects and programs with specific experience in evaluation methods and tools (including theory-of-change based evaluations);
  • Sound knowledge of the OECD DAC evaluation standards and criteria;
  • Sound knowledge of developing qualitative and quantitative (proxy) indicators;
  • Relevant experience with survey techniques focus groups and other participatory methods;
  • Strong knowledge of quantitative and qualitative data collection methods;
  • Strong analytical, writing, and editing skills.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

The consultancy is expected to start in October 2021. The inception note is expected by early November 2021, and the draft evaluation report is expected tentatively by January 2021. This is a results-based assignment where payments are made upon satisfactory production of evaluation deliverables. The estimated number of workdays for the assignment is 30 workdays for the Evaluation Expert. This includes 10 working days for the Field Phase in Kenya.

Field mission to Kenya would be a subject of further review in relation to the Covid-19 situation and possible travel restrictions.

Applications will be screened on regular basis; a qualified applicant might be recruited before the deadline. In the interest of making the most effective use of resources, only short-listed candidates will be contacted during the selection process.

IDLO is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in all areas of its operations. We welcome applications of qualified and diverse candidates.

IDLO is committed to achieving a 50/50 gender balance at all levels within its workforce. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for IDLO vacancies.

IDLO does not tolerate sexual exploitation or abuse, any kind of harassment, including harassment of a sexual nature; or discrimination. As such, IDLO will conduct careful reference and background checks of all selected candidates as part of its selection process.

How to apply:

All interested applicants are encouraged to apply via following link by submitting their resume and cover letter.

https://www.impactpool.org/jobs/733824

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