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Final Evaluation of the DFID Improving Resilience and Reducing Dependency Project Consultancy

Background Information

Save the Children Kenya, Care International in Kenya, Islamic Relief and FH Kenya have on going programmes in Northern Kenya that seek to meet immediate needs and build the capacity of households and communities in Arid and Semi Arid Lands (ASALS) to withstand future shocks. The areas of operation include: Marsabit, Moyale, Wajir and Mandera and the project’s thematic areas are: Food Security, WASH and Health.

Following the 2010-2011 protracted drought that affected pastoralists in Northern Kenya, these four organizations with funding from DFID agreed to form a Consortium under Improving Resilience and Reducing Dependence Project (IRRD), led by Save the Children Kenya Programme. The goal of the programme is to save lives, alleviate suffering and maintain dignity amongst drought affected communities in Northern Kenya, which will directly contribute to stabilizing food security and protecting the livelihoods drought affected households in Northern Kenya.  Its main purpose is to meet the immediate needs of young children and their families while protecting livelihoods and restoring community resilience. The project started on August 01, 2011 and closes March 31, 2012.

About the Consultancy assignment:

The evaluation is required to examine the extent to which the project satisfactorily achieved the following outputs in terms of effectiveness, efficiency, impact, coordination as well as sustainability.

Critical Issues to consider include; Relevance and Appropriateness, Timeliness, Efficiency (Value for Money), Effectiveness/performance, Impact and Sustainability.

The Consultant shall report directly to IRRD DFID Consortium Manager and evaluation methodology requires each prospective Consultant to submit a detailed methodology based on their interpretation of the evaluation objectives. The consultancy shall be completed within a period of 30 days and as part of evaluation process, the Consultant will prepare and submit the proposed evaluation methodology based on his/her interpretation of the evaluation objectives, evaluation workplan, field visits schedule, findings, a draft and then final evaluation report.

Consultant Specifications

  • Monitoring and Evaluation Expert with at least 10 years experience in evaluating humanitarian programmes in developing countries;
  • Extensive knowledge of Core Humanitarian Sectors- Food Security, WASH and Health;
  • Fluency in English and Kiswahili and/or Somali;
  • Fully acquainted with project lifecycle management;
  • Experienced in the pastoral areas of Kenya;
  • Willing to work in Mandera, Wajir, Marsabit and Moyale


Application process:


For a detailed ToR, please write to: Human Resources Director, Save the Children, Kenya Programme email: jobskenya@scuk.or.ke. Detailed CVs indicating contacts of three referees including proof of similar work must reach us not later than 13th March 2012. Quote the Consultancy title on the subject line.

“Consultants from North Eastern Province are strongly encouraged to apply”

Only short listed Consultants will be contacted.



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