Call for Proposals to Conduct End of Project Evaluation of the OXFAM FIDP II – SUN Project: Enhancing the Capacity of CSOs, District Level Staff and Communities in Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Initiative in Malawi
Oxfam in Malawi and Lilongwe Catholic Health Commission are implementing a three-year EU-funded project on “Enhancing the capacity of CSOs, district level staff and communities in Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) initiative in Malawi”. The overall objective of the project is “To contribute towards improved nutritional status of rural households in Malawi”. Specifically, the project intends to strengthen capacity of rural Households and District level staff in addressing nutrition issues related to agriculture and SUN implementation in Lilongwe (Rural), Salima, Nkhotakota, and Dowa Districts. Implementation of the project started in December 2016. In partnership with Lilongwe Catholic Health Commission, Oxfam calls for applications from experienced and qualified individuals or consulting firms to conduct End of Project Evaluation.
1.2 Expected project outcomes
The project envisions to contribute towards the following outcomes:
Enhanced understanding and management capacity of government, district level structures and CSOs on household nutrition, other nutritional issues related to agriculture, and SUN;
Improved coordination and networking among SUN implementing stakeholders;
Enhanced community members understanding of nutrition and the relationship between agricultural production and the six food groups in line with ENAs and NECS of SUN;
Improved regulatory framework on food security and nutrition.
2. Objectives of the End of Project Evaluation
The aim is to assess the overall progress made in achieving the project objectives. The evaluation should meet the following specific objectives;
Establish if the project was effective, efficient, and relevant to the needs of the people it served as well as government priorities of development
Establish if the project has positively impacted on targeted communities in line with project goal, the four project expected outcomes, including assessing the degree of satisfaction by the key stakeholders and beneficiaries; and the extent to which the project activities have been implemented with sufficient quantity, quality and timeliness.
Identify key lessons learned as well as project challenges during the implementation of the project, and those related to the use of care group approach
Assess the level of community and other stakeholders` participation, ownership of the implementation process, and sustainability of the inventions and the behavioral practices
Identify any unintended outcomes of the project
Assess internal and external factors that have positively or negatively influenced project progress including the enabling factors for sustainability if the behavioral practices
Based on the findings, draw targeted and actionable recommendations for future programming.
3. 2 Key outputs of the assignment
An inception report of the assignment, detailing approach, methodology and tools for undertaking the assignment.
A high quality and focused report of not more than 30 pages (one bound hard copy and one electronic), presenting findings of End of Project Evaluation.
The report should have a stand-alone executive summary (2-4 pages) and should have actionable and targeted recommendations.
An updated logframe (annexed to the main report), detailing level of achievement of all the indicators as outlined in the logframe.
Power point presentation to be presented in meeting to Oxfam, its field noted and any other related materials.
Draft evaluation report
Final evaluation report
Three hard copies of the final report and a soft copy in CD and Flash Disk submitted to Oxfam.
4.0 Composition/Expected Profile of the Expertise required.
The consultant(s) is expected to fulfil the following requirements. The consultants may combine to enhance their skills.
Minimum qualification of Master`s Degree in a relevant field, especially nutrition or public health with a minimum of 10 years` experience in conducting evaluations.
Vast experience in implementing and evaluating nutrition related projects.
Proven understanding in program reviews and evaluation exercises for nutrition or livelihoods programs.
Have sound knowledge and experience of nutrition assessment and M & E issues.
Good knowledge of social, economic and development issues in Malawi and Southern Africa.
Possess strong research, data analysis and writing skills
Competent and adequate experience for qualitative and quantitative collection methods on food and nutrition; development of data collection tools; data processing; data analysis and reporting including monitoring, evolution, accountability and learning tools in the use of with M&E methods and approaches
Ability to interpret and analyse complex qualitative and quantitative data, and to present findings and recommendations in clear and concise way.
Demonstrate ability and experience in working with communities.
Strong computer skills (Microsoft Office applications and statistical application software).
In addition, the consultant(s) should respect the timeframe
Excellent inter-personal communication skills including experience of facilitation and presentation
5. Time frame
Oxfam in Malawi expects the assignment to be completed within 20 working days from day the Contract is signed.
6.0 Supervision and Management
Operational support for the assignment will be coordinated by the Nutrition Program Officer and the MEAL Coordinator with oversight support from the Livelihoods Resilience Program Manager. The Consultant will be expected to work closely and interact on a continuous basis with Oxfam in Malawi and the implementing partner, Catholic Health Commission.
7.0 Submission of proposals
Interested consultant(s) should submit technical and financial proposal (not more than 15 pages), detailing how they will undertake the assignment. Attach up-to-date CVs of the core team.
Proposals should be submitted to the address below either in electronic or hard copy form and must be clearly indicated ‘Proposal for End Project Evaluation for the Oxfam FIDII-Scaling Up Nutrition Project’ by 17:00 hours local time on Friday 6th December, 2019.
All correspondence for consultancy should be addressed to: