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Terms of reference: End of term evaluation of Empowering Women Through Land Rights Project - Zimbabwe (January 2008 - June 2012)
ActionAid International, Zimbabwe

Deadline: 10 May 2012 (5pm)

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ActionAid International, Zimbabwe is seeking a consultant(s) to independently assess progress made towards achievement of the specific objectives of its "Empowering Women through Land Rights" project. Specifically the consultant(s) will be required to evaluate the project's outcomes and impact on the lives of women who have been directly involved in the project activities, including the families, communities and on the responses of policy makers at local and national levels, and also to gauge the level of community and other stakeholder participation and ownership of the implementation process.

Proposed Methodology

Overall, a participatory approach and tools should be used including review of relevant data. The key methods will include, but will not be limited to:

  • Literature review of existing documents and review of context and poverty trends including the Project Proposal and LFA, the 2009 Baseline Survey report, annual and quarterly review reports, work plans and monitoring and evaluation reports.
  • Interviews and workshops with AAI_Z staff, partners, other NGOs, local authorities
  • Field visits, Observations and Focus Group Discussions
  • Reflection and feedback sessions with staff and partners

Timeframe for the Review

The Inception/preliminary meeting is expected to commence week beginning 14th May 2012 and the review process and report writing should be carried out thereafter. We expect the whole process to be complete by 13th June 2012.

Expected Outputs/Deliverables

  • Inception report with detailed evaluation plan
  • First draft report & Final evaluation report
  • Submission of hard and electronic copies of materials, data collected/analyzed and other evaluation documents

Consultant(s) Specifications

The consultant should possess an advanced degree in Social Sciences, Agriculture, Law or other relevant development fields. Knowledge and practical experience in women's rights is essential and a strong background in agriculture and land programming is critical to the process. Other requirements include excellent analytical & report writing skills, interpersonal and communication skills including ability to facilitate and work in a multi disciplinary team and experience in quantitative and qualitative research methods.

Submission of Proposals

Consultants/consulting firms are required to submit a detailed expression of interest, complete with their understanding of the Terms of Reference, timeline, consultant(s)' profile(s), proposed methodology & work schedule and estimated costs/budget on the review process to our offices at 16 York Avenue, Newlands, Harare to the attention of Human Resources. Please ensure that the envelope is clearly labeled Consultant - WLR Evaluation.

Alternatively, proposals may be emailed to by the 10th of May 2012 at 1700hours.

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