Consultant for End of Line Evaluation- RELi Project

Location Kenya
Salary To be negotiated.
Contract type Consultant Agreement
Contract length 20 days
Negotiable Hours 35 hours per week
Application Closing Date
Interview date To be agreed
Start date 09/01/2023

VSO is the world’s leading international development charity that works through volunteers to create a fair world for everyone. At VSO we pride ourselves on doing development differently. We fight poverty not by sending aid, but by working through volunteers and partners to create long-lasting change in some of the world’s poorest regions. We bring key stakeholders together to co-ordinate collective action, from local organisations to national governments. Our programmes in Africa and Asia focus on health, education and livelihoods, with an increasing emphasis on resilience, peace building, social accountability, gender and social inclusion. We’re not about delivering quick fixes, but instead we focus on long-lasting, sustainable change that will improve the lives of generations to come.

Role overview

The overall purpose of the evaluation is to assess and evidence the impact project interventions have had on primary actors and generate learning around effectiveness of programme approaches and the contribution of the volunteering for development pathways to improve future programmes.
The end line Evaluation will therefore thoroughly assess the project implementation, from design to completion, unveil the impact of the project in relation to the expected results, analyze and document achievements, challenges and suggest necessary steps and learnings for future work. Additionally, the evaluation will Identify and analyse any unintended outcomes (both positive and negative) arising out of implementing the project and the sustainability of the project intervention.
Lastly, the project will aim at unveiling the impact of Volunteering for Development (VfD) through the project intervention. VSO utilises the VfD methodology by combining three critical components: Primary Actor focus and participation, (most marginalised and vulnerable people), core approach-based analysis (social exclusion & gender, lack of resilience and accountability as three structural causes of poverty and inequality), and Relational Volunteering Model as per VSO’s Valuing Volunteering Research.

Skills, qualifications and experience

Qualifications, Experience and Skills

The lead consultant will possess the following :
a) Strong experience in Monitoring, Evaluation and Research, preferably within the area of education; inclusion and child protection and a strong bias with working with children
b) Strong experience in people centred and rights-based programming at policy, strategy as well as implementation level
c) Strong experience in participatory and inclusive assessment/research methodologies and learner centred approaches
d) Good understanding of inclusion and the education sector
e) Broad experience with multi-county/county evaluations
f) Excellent analytical, facilitation, communication and report writing skills.
g) At least a Master’s Degree in a relevant field
h) A valid Kenyan Certificate of Good Conduct

Competencies and Behaviour

At VSO we believe progress is only possible by working together. Whether you want to join us as an employee, or as a volunteer working in your own country, overseas or online, our selection process includes an assessment based on these core competencies:

• Ability to be open minded and respectful
• Ability to be resilient and adaptive to new situations
• Ability to facilitate positive change and build sustainable working relationships
• Ability to seek and share knowledge

Equal Opportunities

VSO promotes equal opportunities and values a diverse workforce.

VSO reserves the right to close this job early if we receive a sufficient number of applications.

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VSO has zero tolerance of abuse and exploitation of vulnerable people. We expect all our employees/volunteers to ensure we protect children, young people and vulnerable adults from harm and abide by our safeguarding policy (PDF).

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