Plan International is a humanitarian, child-centered development organization that works in over 60 countries, striving for a just world that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. Plan International Zambia is an independent, equal opportunity, non-profit organization without political or religious affiliation. Child protection is a key element in all that we do.
Plan has been working in Zambia since 1996. Development and capacity building programmes of the organisation focus primarily on education, health, water and sanitation, economic empowerment and youth security, child protection and participation. Plan’s work is guided by our Programming and Influence Approach . Plan International Zambia works in over 15 districts through its programme units in: Central, Luapula, Eastern and Lusaka provinces, where the Country Office (CO) is located.
1.2. Brief Background of the Project
Plan International Norway, Plan International Zambia, Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) and National Legal Aid Clinic for Women (NLACW) are currently implementing a three (3) – year EC funded project which focuses on enhancing children’s rights to protection and access to justice through strengthening the legislative and policy framework, its enforcement and implementation. The project is working with key stakeholders including; traditional leaders, women, children, police service, the Judiciary, Ministry of Health and Ministry of Gender and Child Development (MGCD).
The overall project objective
The overall objective of the project is to enhance children’s right to protection and access to justice through strengthened legislative and policy framework, its enforcement and implementation.
Project Period, Location and Target groups
Making the Law Work for girls and boys is a three-year (36months) Project, whose implementation started on 8th October 2015 and is scheduled to close out on 8th October 2018. The Project targets three districts and provinces namely; Chipili – Luapula Province, Chisamba – Central Province and Katete – Eastern Province respectively.
The Anticipated Results for the Project
Plan International Norway (PIN) is the grant Coordinator whereas Plan International Zambia (PIZ) is participating in the project as an affiliated entity to Plan International Norway. There are 2 Co-applicants involved in the project namely Young Women Christian Association (YWCA) and National Legal Aid Clinic for Women (NLACW). There is good collaboration between all the organisations involved in project implementation. Each of the implementing organization has been assigned roles and responsibilities based on the area of expertise of the individual organization. Several other key stakeholders are involved in implementation including Government institutions among them are; the Judiciary, Ministry of Home Affairs (Police and Prisons Services), Ministry of Health and Ministry of Gender and Child Development. This engagement promotes good access to facilities such as Schools, Prisons and Courts of Law by programme staff and also brings about sustainability of such initiatives since the interventions are anchored in the government justice systems.
2.0 Purpose and Objectives of the Assignment
The purpose of this evaluation is to assess the level of achievement in realizing the expected project results, the goal and objectives of the project, and contributions towards improving access and quality to justice system. It shall be done on the basis of project indicators, baseline data, logical framework and annual reports. The evaluation has the following specific objectives:
Some Key Review Questions:
I. Is the designed project response relevant to the original problem context?
II. Is the program being delivered as originally planned and what results have been achieved?
III. What unexpected project challenges have come up and what lessons are project team and partners learning? What changes have occurred during project implementation?
IV. What recommendations would you make for improving Plan International Zambia support to this project and/or partners moving forward?
3.0 Summary of the partners (PIN, PIZ, YWCA and NLACW Zambia) Expectations from the Consultant:
The evaluation should include detailed secondary data and Primary data on target beneficiaries both direct and indirect beneficiaries; girls and boys, parents, customary (traditional leaders) and communities in Chipili, Chisamba and Katete districts). All data, qualitative and quantitative, collected through this evaluation must be disaggregated by location, age and sex;
The evaluation will be participatory and will involve the collection of both qualitative and quantitative data. The Consultant will lead and coordinate this exercise (including the development of the study design, methodology, research tools and reporting) in close collaboration with Plan International Zambia staff and it’s implementing partners.
5.0 Expected deliverables
The key tasks of the consultant will include:
3 hard copies. With the following annexes:
6.0 Validation and Dissemination
The Consultant will be required to conduct a validation meeting where s/he share the preliminary findings for comments and feedback at Plan Country Office in Lusaka. Once the report is finalized, a dissemination meeting will be organized where the consultant will share this with Plan International Zambia, YWCA and NLACW and stakeholders from government and projects’ beneficiaries to create an opportunity to learn and explain findings and to add value to the report.
7.0 Anticipated timeline/schedule
The evaluation is anticipated to take 4 weeks.
8.0 Ownership and Disclosure of Data/Information
All documents, project designs, drawings, data and information shall be treated as confidential and shall not without the written approval of PIN, PIZ, YWCA or NLACW be made available to any third party during and after the effective period of contract. In addition, the consultant(s) formally undertakes not to disclose any parts of the confidential information and shall not, without the written approval of partners be made available to any third party. The utilization of the report is solely at the decision and discretion of Plan International Norway, Plan International Zambia, YWCA and NLACW. All the documents containing both raw data/materials provided by Plan International, YWCA and NLACW and final report, both soft and hard copies are to be returned to Plan International Norway, Plan International Zambia, YWCA and NLACW upon completion of the assignment. All documentation and reports written as, and as a result of the research or otherwise related to it, shall remain the property of Plan International Norway, Plan International Zambia, YWCA and NLACW. No part of the report shall be reproduced except with the prior, expressed and specific written permission from Plan International Norway, Plan International Zambia, YWCA and NLACW.
Plan’s Safeguarding Children and Young People Policy and Code of Conduct
The Consultant must demonstrate commitment to strictly adhering to Plan’s Safeguarding Children and Young People Policy. It is also the responsibility of the Consultant to ensure that all persons hired, used or otherwise consulted by him/her are made familiar with the policy and are in agreement to also abide by it before their services are agreed to.
9.0 Desired Skills and qualifications of consultants
Plan International Zambia is looking for a qualified, highly self-motivated, enthusiastic and innovative consultant/consulting firm with the following skills and qualifications:
a. At least a Master’s degree in Social Sciences or related field of Child Protection and participation will be an added advantage. The selected consultancy should ideally be conducted by a team with the following competencies: A Statistician, Demographer, or Sociologist with expertise in quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis
b. Minimum of 10 years’ experience in conducting similar studies.
c. Track record in developing and conducting various types of evaluation including qualitative and quantitative data collection
d. Experience in managing and coordinating evaluation/research exercises, delivering agreed outputs on time and on budget, including participatory methodologies.
e. Ability to work with communities in relevant local languages (in this case Central, Luapula and Eastern would be an added advantage)
f. Strong quantitative data entry and analysis skills and previous experience using statistical analysis software
g. Ability to respond to comments and questions in a timely and appropriate manner
h. Ability to write high quality, clear, concise reports in English, and Good communication skills.
i. Good research skills for interviewing a wide range of stakeholders, at both district and community levels. Strong experience in qualitative data collection and analysis using individual in-depth interviews or focus group discussions
j. Evidence of previous work in conducting household level quantitative surveys
10.0 Submission of Technical and Financial Proposals
Plan International Norway, Plan International Zambia, YWCA and NLACW invites the interested individuals or consulting firms to submit the application documents with the following details:
a) Technical Proposal to include:
b) Financial proposal detailing
c) Organizational and Personnel Capacity Statement
Interested Consultants should submit their proposals by 22nd June 2018 to:
The Administration Manager,
Plan International Zambia,
87A Kabulonga Road, Lusaka
Evaluation report format
We would be happy to receive suggestions for report formats from interested parties, but would expect the final evaluation report to include the following:
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