Consultancy: Independent evaluation company services for the end line evaluation of CARE Somalia’s Girls’ Education Challenge (GEC): ‘KOBCINTA WAXBARA

Consultancy: Independent evaluation company services for the end line evaluation of CARE Somalia’s Girls’ Education Challenge (GEC): ‘KOBCINTA WAXBARASHADA GABDHAHA’ – SOMALI GIRLS’ EDUCATION PROMOTION PROJECT – TRANSITION (SOMGEP-T)’

  1. SUMMARY

CARE Somalia is seeking to procure the services of an independent evaluator to design, plan and conduct an end line evaluation for the Kobcinta Waxbarashada Gabdhaha-Somali Girls’ Education Promotion Project-Transition (SOMGEP-T). SOMGEP-T is a four-year project designed to bring about sustainable improvements to the learning and transition outcomes of marginalised girls in primary and secondary schools as well as girls enrolled in an Alternative Learning Program (ALP) and in Alternative Basic Education (ABE). This project is funded by the United Kingdom’s (UK) Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through FCDO’s Girls’ Education Challenge (GEC) initiative. The end line evaluation will follow a cohort of girls identified at the baseline, second and third evaluation rounds in treatment and comparison sample sites and will collect data using a set of tools similar to those used during previous evaluation rounds, in order to allow for a difference-in-differences (DiD) analysis of learning scores and transition rates. SOMGEP-T has high expectations of the quantity and quality of data to be collected and analysed, to generate robust evidence to be used by multiple stakeholders.

The end line evaluation requires an experienced research company to design the study, including the preparation and refinement of tools as required; conduct data collection; clean and compile datasets; carry out a robust mixed methods analysis; and prepare a comprehensive evaluation report for SOMGEP-T. The evaluation company will provide an independent and rigorous study to enable the project to assess the process of delivery (efficiency and economy), the effectiveness of the intervention in reaching its outcomes, and the extent to which different sub-groups benefitted from the project (equity) – ultimately reflecting Value for Money (VfM) and progress against outcomes and impact of the project and report on the findings and lessons learnt throughout the process. The end line evaluation design will require the use of mixed methods in a gender-sensitive and inclusivity-aware manner, including extensive triangulation of quantitative and qualitative data. Quantitative data will be collected from two in-school student cohorts (comprised of treatment and comparison groups), and two alternative education cohorts (attending ABE and ALP), using the following tools: standardized learning assessments (SEGRA[1], SEGMA[2], financial literacy assessment); household survey (head of household, caregiver and girl modules); school survey; teacher survey; head counts; and classroom observations. Quantitative results will be triangulated with qualitative data obtained from a variety of stakeholder groups through focus group discussions, interviews and participatory methods including change map exercises with girls, vignettes and storytelling to establish the end line evaluation values for intermediate outcomes and core project outcomes, as well as the level of marginalisation experienced by the diverse groups who received the project intervention.

How to Apply

Bid documents and application instructions can be found here https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1i0UN_pZAvvRsUVsQ1hDubb5j9YdzPEeF…

The deadline for submission is 5 pm Mogadishu time on 22nd of March 2021.

Submissions should be emailed to: Som.procurement@care.org

Any questions about the TOR should be emailed to Kenneth.Marimira@care.org by 18th of March 2021.

Proposals should include the following:

· Technical proposal – bidders approach to the end line; work plan with milestones.

· Qualifications – how does the bidder meet the qualifications, including CVs of all key involved persons

· Financial proposal

[1] Advanced version of EGRA.

[2] Advanced version of EGMA.

How to apply

The deadline for submission is 5 pm Mogadishu time on 22nd of March 2021.

Submissions should be emailed to: Som.procurement@care.org

Any questions about the TOR should be emailed to Kenneth.Marimira@care.org by 18th of March 2021.

Proposals should include the following:

· Technical proposal – bidders approach to the end line; work plan with milestones.

· Qualifications – how does the bidder meet the qualifications, including CVs of all key involved persons

· Financial proposal

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