ABOUT RUBEN CENTRE
The Ruben Centre (RC) is a non-profit, faith based organization under the governance of the Congregation of Christian Brothers – Africa Province. Ruben Centre is referred by many as a “one stop shop” and a “womb to tomb” project that aims to justly meet the needs of the Mukuru community through multifaceted and integrated programs. This is being achieved by providing collaborative (community driven) services in education, health, socio-economic empowerment, and advocacy to children and families in Mukuru community. Our services provide choice and change, empowerment, give a voice to the voiceless, and reduce vulnerability as a result of ripple effects of poverty penalty. Founded in 1986 and reorganized in the year 2000 after Christian Brothers took over its administration, RC serves the most marginalized and vulnerable urban poor of the Mukuru slum.
Ruben Health Centre (RHC) provides quality medical and emergency care services to all individuals who seek services at the facility through a qualified and professional medical team. RHC employs a holistic approach to health interventions through provision of promotive, preventative; curative, rehabilitative and maternal/child care services. RHC is a level 3-outpatient health care provider with the exception of maternity wing. The Maternal Child Health and Nutrition (MCHN) project is designed and aligned with the Kenya National Health Policy and it focuses on improving access to and provide quality MCHN care services in Mukuru. The project’s specific objectives include:
i. Reduced infant and Maternal mortality rate and perinatal complications
ii. Improved health of infants and young children
iii. To contribute to the improvement of access to quality reproductive health services in Mukuru Kwa Ruben by involving men and women of reproductive age as the main advocates for reproductive health.
iv. Build healthy community through strengthened health systems to improve maternal child health
TERMS OF REFERENCE
Ruben Centre hereby cordially invites qualified individuals or organization offering consultancy services to undertake an end of project evaluation of the Maternal Child Health (MCHN) project at the Ruben Health Centre
GOAL OF EVALUATION
Assess the outcomes (impact) after three years of project implementation based on the MCHN project objectives. The evaluation is intended to provide program staff and relevant stakeholders with detailed achievements and insights on key project indicators measured while seeking to improve access to and provide quality health care
SCOPE OF WORK
The evaluation will solely focus on the 3 years of MCHN program implementation, the period under Misean Cara funding. The evaluation will cover the duration when the said MCHN activities were conducted (in financial year – FY 01 September, 2018 – 31 August, 2021) in Ruben Health Centre located in Mukuru kwa Ruben. It is expected 3 Terms of Reference (TOR) for the End of the project Evaluation of Ruben Centre’s MCHN Project that the evaluation will assess the performance of the activities, including the project outcomes, partnership strategies, linkages to complementary projects or activities, and modalities of implementation. 1. The strategies and approaches used by the organization
2. The outcomes of the project activities on the target group.
3. The usefulness of the indicators that have been developed to measuring the achievement of objectives
4. The capacity of the MCHN project support services delivery system
SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
Ruben Centre seeks to engage a consultant with vast knowledge on programing for Education, Health, Socioeconomic programs and Advocacy. The consultant is expected to have the following skills and experience
• A Bachelor’s degree in monitoring and evaluation, Economics, Statistics, social sciences or any other relevant field.
• Demonstrable previous experience in conducting evaluation for strategies, multiple projects as well as evaluations using participatory approaches.
• Proven at least 7 years of experience of conducting research studies on education, health, socio-economic programs.
• Theoretical and practical knowledge of qualitative and quantitative research tool development and data collection methods (including focus group discussions)
• Demonstrate Experience in conducting studies sensitive to child protection policies, Human Immunodeficiency Virus/ Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS), Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) & Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR), crosscutting issues on gender, youth as well as other vulnerable groups will be an added advantage.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
APPLICATION SUBMISSION AND VALUATION CRITERIA
Your application should include the following:
• A detailed resume highlighting the work that the Consultant has undertaken, which is relevant to this assignment and supported by recommendation letter for similar tasks;
• Minimum of two (2) samples of reports developed by the Consultant addressing similar issues;
• A detailed work plan and timeframe, which must be costed (in the local currency) at each stage;
• A brief outline of the proposed methodology the Consultant will use to guide the process explaining in detail the methodology and tools to be used in carrying out the assignment.
• Technical Proposal: Brief explanation about the Consultant’s professional background with particular emphasis on previous experience in this kind of work; methodology, the task to be accomplished as well as end line analysis framework and plan
The assignment is expected to start by 22nd November 2021, and data collection not later than 29th November 2021. The first draft report findings to be shared and discussed with staff by 10th December 2021 and the final report submitted by 20th December 2021. The total consultancy days for the evaluation including production of the final report (exclusive of the Kenyan Public holidays) is 20 working days. The Final report will be presented in both soft copy and hard copy
Interested applicants are requested to submit their application with the reference “MCHN – Endline Evaluation” clearly indicated in the email subject line to: “firstname.lastname@example.org” then CC “email@example.com” on or not later than 16th November 2021 at 5:00 PM (EAT). Applications that shall not meet the stipulated requirements and deadline will not be shortlisted.