CONSULTANT FOR PROGRAMME MIDTERM REVIEW
Consultants specialised in programme evaluation are welcome to submit proposals for designing and rolling out a mid-term review of a programme on sexual and reproductive health and rights funded by the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA).
The Make Way programme is required to conduct a mid-term review (MTR) to provide an assessment of programme implementation from the perspectives of both programming and partnership collaboration. The MTR will assess the effectiveness of the Make Way programme and of Make Way’s activities for achieving changes or results. Click here to download the full Terms of Reference of this assignment.
Proposals should be submitted before midnight (00:00) CET on 31 January 2023.
What is the Make Way programme?
The Make Way programme aims to break down barriers to sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) by addressing SRHR issues through an intersectional lens. The Make Way Consortium, which leads our programme, consists of Akina Mama wa Afrika (AMwA), The Circle of Concerned African Women Theologians (The Circle), Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE), Liliane Foundation (LF), VSO Netherlands, and Wemos. Together, we work in partnership with the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
We implement Make Way in six ‘implementation contexts’: Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda and Zambia, as well as at a regional (Eastern and Southern Africa) and global level. The programmes in each context are run by Context Coordination Groups (CCGs), consisting of representatives of the consortium partners, implementing partners and youth groups.
What are the objectives of the MTR?
- To determine and describe the progress made in the Make Way programme towards the long-term outcomes, in order to learn what works and what can be improved for effective programme implementation.
- To assess the collaboration within the Make Way partnership and how this supports the partnership in reaching its objectives, in order to learn what works and what can be improved.
- To inform and provide recommendations for strategic decisions to be made on programme priorities and planning and on partnership collaboration in each implementation context for the period 2024-2025.
What is the scope of the MTR?
The MRT must cover the first half of Make Way’s full five-year programme implementation, i.e., the period of 1 January 2021 through 30 June 2023, and the six Make Way implementation contexts – i.e., the five countries and the regional and global context – and the overarching programme level.
Deliverables and key dates
- The main output is the final Make Way MTR report, which must consist of one consolidated analysis and six sections providing an analysis of each of the implementation contexts. The MTR report (and process) must adhere to the MFA mid-term review requirements.
- The deadline for the submission of the final MTR report by the consultants is 13 October 2023.
- The consultants are expected to start the assignment 1 March 2023.
We envision this consultancy assignment being implemented by an independent team that consists of a lead consultant and consultants based in Make Way implementation countries. However, we welcome innovative ideas regarding the set-up of the team.
The total budget for the MTR is EUR 70.000.
How to apply
Send the application by email to this email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the subject field please write “MTR Make Way application_your last name”. Submit by the deadline of 31 January. If you have questions ahead of submission, please contact the Make Way Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Coordinator, Renée Bouhuijs at email@example.com.
The proposal for this assignment should be submitted by the lead consultant and consist of one PDF file of no more than 10 pages in length, that includes the following documentation:
- Cover letter that addresses the motivation for taking on the project and states the track record of the consultancy team in evaluating complex (development) programmes on lobby and advocacy, SRHR or similar topics.
- Technical proposal which includes:
- A suggested approach for addressing the MTR questions; including a suggested methodology for the collection and analysis of data and an adapted timeline to the suggested approach. This also includes any foreseen country visits, in-person meetings with programme staff in-country, etc.
- A suggested approach for integrating elements of participatory evaluation methods and intersectional thinking in the MTR.
- An overview of the proposed team of consultants, including local consultants or how these will be appointed, providing detailed information about the team explaining each team member’s proposed roles and the total time investment for each person for the duration of the project.
- A budget proposal.
- Statement of independence.
In addition to the proposal, please submit:
- The CVs of the proposed key positions of the team.
- An example of your work on a previous similar assignment (e.g. an evaluation or research report).
Desired profile of the applicant
The consultants involved in this assignment should have the following competencies:
- Master’s degree in a relevant discipline, e.g., social sciences.
- For the lead consultant, extensive experience is expected – a minimum of five years – in programme evaluations of (complex) development programmes. For the other consultants in the team, at least three years of experience in the same area of work.
- For the lead consultant, a proven track record in setting up and managing evaluations of large multi-year multi-country programmes/partnership.
- Advanced skills in applying qualitative research and data analysis methodologies in evaluations, specifically for lobby and advocacy programmes.
- Knowledge of and experience with working on evaluations on lobby and advocacy, in international development programmes.
- Knowledge of programming for sexual and reproductive health and rights.
- Excellent facilitation and coordination skills.
- Experience in organising virtual meetings/workshops (by making use of e.g., Zoom, Teams, Mural, Miro, or an equivalent) and using remote data collection methods.
- Excellent oral and written proficiency in English.
- Affinity or experience with evaluations in (one or more of) the Make Way implementation contexts.
- Experience with participatory and/or youth-led evaluation methods.
- Specialist knowledge of/experience with working with intersectionality (theory).
- Understanding and affinity with one or more of the following topics: health systems (strengthening); working with minoritised (youth) groups; meaningful youth participation; and disability.
We especially welcome consultants from our programme countries or from the wider Eastern and Southern African regions to apply to this assignment.
Please also find the PDF version here