Independent Evaluation

Consultancy service

Independent Evaluation - Kinshasa Street Girls Project

Job ID: #567734

Location : Kinshasa

Closing date: May 05th, 2013




I.              Introduction


War Child UK’s Programmes Strategy calls for the periodic independent evaluations of its programmes, projects and operations. The results contribute to better informed decision-making, foster an environment of learning by doing and promoting greater accountability for performance. We're looking for a consultant to undertake a Final Evaluation of our Street Children in Kinshasa project to reliably and representatively evaluate the impact and extent to which the project has achieved its expected outcomes.


II.             Responsibilities


The consultant will :

-       Determine to what degree the project outcomes and outputs have been achieved and whether there were any unexpected outcomes ;

-       Determine who has benefitted (women, men, girls and boys) and in what ways ;

-       Determine if the results contribute to WCUK’s Thematic Goals of Protection, Education & Livelihoods.


Look at the following dimensions of the programmes’ impact :

-       Relevance ;

-       Effectiveness (added value, learning and partnership approach)

-       Sustainability ;

-       Value for money/cost effectiveness

·       Assess the extent to which value for money has been achieved in the implementation of project activities ;

·       Exploring if the same results could have achieved for less money and the extent of any obvious links between expenditures and project outputs/outcomes ;

·       Assess performance in terms of the shared responsibility and accountability, resource allocation and informed and timely action ;

·       Determine strengths (including successful innovations and promising practices) and weaknesses of the planning, design, implementation and monitoring, evaluation and learning and quote what hard to reach street girls and street boys think of the project design ;

·       Determine the project contribution to reintegrating girls in their communities, and the effectiveness of the methodologies used. What has worked and what has not? What lessons have been learned and who have they been shared with ;

·       Determine project contribution to building the capacity of local actors to prevent and respond to child protection risks and assess how beneficiaries, parents and communities members value the established community protection mechanisms.

·       What has worked and what has not ;

·       What lessons have been learned and who have they been shared with ;

·       Assess to what extent the project has contributed to changes in broader national/ international policies and whether these have contributed to changes in practice and attitudes of decision and policy makers that directly benefit the project’s target group ;

·       Determine factors that led to the change/impact and the extent to which all the institutional arrangements (partnership relationship, War Child UK Management, M&E, financial management systems and coordination function) contributed (or not) to this impact ;

·       Determine the extent to which the broader context (political, security, environmental, social, and financial) has impacted upon the project’s progress ;

·       Have the donor (Comic Relief) grant making policies, practices and processes, approach and organizational assets helped or hindered the delivery of lasting change ;

·       Provide actionable, specific and practical strategic recommendations on how War Child UK and its partners can use the learning to strengthen future work ;

·       Lead the planning and implementation of a lessons sharing/dissemination workshop with stakeholders.


How to apply :

Applications must include detailed curriculum vitae with three references (two professional and one personal), along with a three (3) page proposal outlining how and when they intend to accomplish this task. Please provide your professional fee expectation per day while other terms to be discussed in person. The budget should not exceed the amount of GBP 6,000 in total. The international flight expenses (from Europe to Kinshasa, in economy class) will be covered by War Child UK while the consultant is responsible for meeting their own accommodation and feeding costs. Applications should be sent to: Michel Gratton at copied to Hur Hassnain at

NB: Only short listed candidates will be contacted.