Monitoring & Evaluation and Qualitative Evaluation Trainer

DEADLINE: February 14, 2020
OPEN JOB

The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) is a leading Africa-based, African-led, international research institution headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, and engaged in multidisciplinary, evidence-based policy research. Our researchers address important issues and challenges facing Africa in areas such as education, health, population, aging, urbanization, and well-being. We engage with policy-makers in the region to disseminate our research findings to influence policy decisions and improve the quality of life in Africa.

The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) is committed to generating an Africa-led, African-owned body of evidence to inform decision-making for an effective and sustainable response to the most critical challenges impeding economic and social development on the continent. One of our goals is to “become a leading independent research institution, with signature areas of interest, providing open access to quantitative and qualitative data for setting targets and tracking progress toward national and global development goals”.

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES

The Measurement and Impact Evaluation ( M&IE)  Project’s primary goal is to strengthen APHRC’s mission of transforming lives in Africa through research by (i) Strengthening the Center’s analytical capacity and evidence used for evidence-informed decision-making (ii) Strengthen the Center’s capacity to conduct robust impact evaluations of complex programs based on modern practices across several thematic areas, and (iii) Strengthen pathways to policy impact through focused and sustained engagement with policy actors aligned to APHRC’s signature issues.

The M&IE project will strengthen APHRC’s position in policy-relevant evaluations that are driven by measurement methodologies spanning impact evaluations, performance and monitoring systems, economic evaluations (cost-benefit analysis, cost-effectiveness analysis), and development of theories of change through the building of strategic relationships with key policy actors at national and sub-national levels.

The M&IE project will also strengthen APHRC’s expertise and intellectual leadership in measurement and impact evaluations to be a continental leader for evidence-informed policy-making processes, which underscores our principle of being impact-driven and a strong regional player in measurement and impact evaluation and emerging M&IE methodologies, scenario building and theory of change conceptualization.

Over the lifetime of the M&IE project, APHRC staff will benefit from in-house training on Measurement and Impact Evaluation; generate analytical datasets from APHRC or other related studies; provide continued mentorship and training to regional scholars, and develop peer-reviewed journal articles based on M&IE methodologies.

OBJECTIVES OF THE M&IE PROJECT: The M&IE Project objectives are encompassing the following:

  1. Expand APHRC’s internal M&IE human resource capacity.
  2. Capacity strengthening in Measurement, and Impact Evaluations.
  3. Scenario building for public policy decision making and adaptive learning.
  4. Enhanced collaboration with M&IE professionals from the North.
  5. Enhanced mentorship and training to regional scholars in M&IE.
  6. Outreach, Policy Engagement and Publicity of M&IE.

The Measurement and Impact Evaluation (M&IE) Project is looking for an individual consultant or consulting firm that will facilitate a Monitoring and Evaluation and Qualitative Evaluation workshop.

 

PURPOSE, AUDIENCES AND LEARNING OBJECTIVES

 

  1. Audience: The purpose of this training is to impart skills and knowledge to the participant on Monitoring and Evaluation and Qualitative Evaluation.
  2. Audience: The training will focus on Monitoring and Evaluation and Qualitative Evaluations. It is designed for APHRC Staff, 15-30 participants. The training is tentatively scheduled to be held between Mach 16-23, 2020 and it is expected that a maximum of 20-30 participants will attend the training. Training’s duration, schedule, and list of participants will be finalized in consultation with APHRC.
  3. Learning objectives:

It is expected that, by the end of the training, participants will be able to gain theoretical and practical knowledge on the following courses:

  1. Fundamental Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning
  2. Conceptualization, testing, and validation of Theory of Change (ToC)
  3. Performance Evaluations (formative, process, outcome)
  4. Baseline evaluation
  5. Qualitative Evaluation (most significant change, outcome harvesting, qualitative comparative analysis, and triangulation)
  6. The Grounded Theory (GT) methods and Social effect (impact)

 

DELIVERABLES AND LOE

 

The following table includes activities-wise timeline, LOE days required to accomplish tasks, and the deadlines for the deliverables to be submitted.

  • Review of relevant documents: 1 day
  • Develop and submit the training curriculum and material for feedback and approval (Deliverable 1): 1 day
  • Facilitation of workshop in Nairobi: 7 day- workshop (TBD)
  • Finalize training curriculum and material by incorporating the M&IE project team’s feedback (Deliverable 2): 1 day
  • Develop Post Training Report and submit to APHRC for feedback (Deliverable 3):

REQUIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

The individual consultant or consulting firm should meet the following functional profile:

  • Masters in Social Science, Humanities, Public Health, Monitoring and Evaluation and/or related discipline with 10 years of M&E experience;
  • Minimum of 5-7 years’ experience in providing monitoring and evaluation and similar professional-based training in an international setting;
  • Ability to engage with and understand the needs of participants from different backgrounds with different skill levels;
  • Ability to use multiple training tools and methods such as PowerPoint, practical exercises, analytical case studies, etc.;
  • Excellent understanding, not just of the technical content of the training, but other matters related to the use and implementation of the material;
  • Flexibility to be able to adapt course material to accommodate specific issues and priorities identified with participants during the training;
  • Open and approachable manner to encourage participation and discussion by workshop participants;
  • Use of participants’ past professional experience and working environment to enrich workshop and training contents.
  • Use of participants’ past professional experience and working environment to enrich workshop and training contents.
  • Must be Fluent in English.

APPLICATION PROCESS 

All submissions must be sent to consultancies @aphrc.org and copy Coretta Tira on ctira@aphrc.org by 14th February 2020. Please use “APHRC M&IE Project M&E & Qualitative Evaluation” as the subject title for your email.

Prospective individual consultant or consulting firm are expected to submit technical and financial proposals in English, including the following:

  • Profile of consultant/consulting firm, a clear demonstration of previous experience in conducting Monitoring and Evaluation and Qualitative Evaluation training provision.
  • A two-page concept highlighting the methodology (methodology, training approaches) to deliver the courses.
  • A budget that shows the above LEA days per deliverable, and cost per day.
  • Travel estimates should not be included in the indicative budget. The estimate and payment of travel costs including tickets will be done by APHRC
  • Short cover letter stating interest and availability
  • Professional CV / Resume
  • Three Professional References

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Please note that:

  • The consultant is responsible for all taxes and legal authorizations required to complete this assignment.
  • The consultant is obligated to keep confidential contents of meeting discussions, briefing materials, or any materials associated with the consultancy and shall not use them for any other purposes except to complete this assignment
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