Terms of Reference_Final Evaluation for Social & Financial Education Project (Aflatoun)

1.0 About Cheshire Disability Services Kenya (CDSK)

Cheshire Disability Services Kenya (CDSK) is a disability focused organization and a global alliance member of Leonard Cheshire Disability. It is also a Strategic Partner Organization (SPO) of Liliane Fonds (Netherlands) in Kenya.  CDSK partners with a network of 40 local Partner Organizations (POs) to implement programmes in Community Based Rehabilitation & Care, Inclusive Lifelong Education, Socio-Economic Empowerment and Institutional Development. CDSK envisions an inclusive society where persons with disabilities are resilient and lead quality life.

2.0 Background of the Social & Financial Education Project (Aflatoun)

CDSK in partnership with Liliane Fonds, Rabo Bank, Wote Community Development Organization (WCDO), Mumias EARC, St. Francis Oriang’ Development Programme (SODP) and Catholic Diocese of Homa Bay (Caritas Homa Bay) implemented the Social & Financial Education Project (Aflatoun) which as geared towards improving the social skills and financial literacy among learners with disabilities and learners without disabilities. It was implemented between September 2018 and December 2021 in Makueni County (10 primary schools), Kakamega County (10 primary schools), Kisumu County (10 primary schools) and Homa Bay County (10 primary schools). 

3.0 Social & Financial Education Project Approach

The Project adopted an integrated approach focusing on the learners with and without disabilities, their school, and their communities. The intervention desires a learner with relevant social & financial skills and non-cognitive (transferable or life skills) skills to enable him/ her thrive in school and the society.  Using the Non-Formal Education (NFE) Aflatoun Curriculum, the areas covered included:

  • Personal Understanding & Exploration
  • Rights & Responsibilities
  • Saving & Spending
  • Planning & Budgeting
  • Financial & Social Enterprise

3.0 The Purpose of Final Evaluation

The Social & Financial Education Project is seeking to procure the services of a Consultant to conduct a mixed-method, gender-sensitive final evaluation of the Project that is inclusive of persons with disabilities. The  duration is 21 days. The objectives of the evaluation are: 

  1. To understand the level to which the interventions contributed to the generation of significant higher-level effects (social, environmental and economic outcomes
  2. To understand how and how well the Project included and supported marginalised/vulnerable groups, including learners with disability, (specifically, capture changes in safeguarding, inclusion and gender-sensitive practices) and has contributed to increasing equality and equity between boys and girls
  3. To describe and assess the extent which the net benefits of interventions will continue after the project ends
  4. To draw lessons from the process, design, implementation, successes and challenges of the Project and support with the dissemination of evaluation findings and lessons from the Project

Evaluation Questions: The Final Evaluation should include findings and recommendations based on the OECD DAC Evaluation Criteria (Relevance, Coherence, Efficiency, Effectiveness, Impact and Sustainability). 

4.0 Qualification & Experience of the Consultant

The External Consultant will possess the following qualifications: 

  • Minimum of a masters’ degree qualification from a recognized university in monitoring and evaluation, education, social studies, development studies, economics, or any other relevant degree / experience of 10 years in educational programming
  • A minimum of 10 years’ experience in conducting project monitoring and evaluation studies, including education initiatives or program and experience in Kenya
  • Must possess solid methodological and research skills demonstrated through several research pieces and evaluations
  • Must possess excellent report writing, analytical, interpersonal, and communication skills.

5.0 Application Process

Technical proposals should as a minimum include a section on (maximum 10 pages)

  • Background and capacity of the Consultant, including the team leader
  • Understanding of the terms of reference
  • Proposed approach and methodology
  • Proposed methods and sampling
  • Workplan including deliverables
  • Proposed team including roles and responsibilities
  • Relevant annexes that further substantiate the technical bid and examples of relevant evaluation reports recently completed and Master Trainer Certificate in Social & Financial Education
  • The currency of the financial proposal is Kenya Shillings

Application Submission: Please respond with your Expression of Interest to info@cheshiredisabilityservices.org by close of business on Monday, 14th February 2022 at 5:00PM. Contract: Contractual obligations will be defined through a standard consultancy agreement, outlining deliverables, timelines, payments, and stating that the intellectual property will belong to Cheshire Disability Services Kenya. Persons with disabilities who qualify are highly encouraged to apply.