Malawi Right to Learn (RTL) Project, Ending School-Related Gender-Based Violence in Malawi – Final Evaluation**
Concern Worldwide and its partners Theatre for a Change and Women’s Legal Resources Centre have been implementing a three year project (August 2016- July 2019), with funding from Comic Relief, which tackles one of the key barriers to girls achieving an adequate education: School Related Gender Based Violence (SRGBV). The aim of the project is to contribute to girls and boys in Phalombe District having greater access to quality education, free from violence and discrimination. The project has also contributed to access to justice for survivors of SRGBV in Nsanje District.
The project addresses: inequitable gender norms that drive GBV and girls’ exclusion from education; quality of education for the most at risk girls; and access to justice for survivors of SRGBV
Expected outcomes of the Programme are:
Improved educational outcomes for the most marginalised girls
A stronger and more cohesive school and community linked response to GBV
District level stakeholders have greater capacity and commitment to prevent and respond to GBV in schools and communities
National level stakeholders and policy makers influence a greater response and more effective implementation of relevant laws and policies to SRGBV cases at district, community and school
Purpose of the Endline Consultancy**
The evaluation will seek to respond to four main evaluation questions based on the OECD DAC evaluation criteria:
What impacts can be attributed to RTL at individual, household level and community level and what contribution has the project made to change at district and national level?
Was the project’s theory of change or results framework relevant given RTL objectives and target groups?
Was the project efficient and effective in the way it delivered its results? In respect to effectiveness, how have interventions impacted on the different target groups and stakeholders?
To what extent are project impacts likely to be sustained without further intervention?
What key lessons can be learned from beneficiaries and stakeholders of the project at community and district level?
Proposed Assessment Methodology and Approach
The consultant for this final evaluation assignment is expected to:
Carry out a desk-review of relevant project documents including project proposal, baseline report, annual and semi-annual reports, monitoring and evaluation plans and endline survey report.
Develop a sampling design for additional Qualitative Assessments (QA): Focus Group Discussion, In-depth Interviews and key Informant Interviews as necessary.
Collect additional qualitative data related to the OECD DAC evaluation criteria and analyse final evaluation data together with endline survey results to complete the evaluation process. There should be a clear analysis of progress made since programme inception (and baseline values) and any unintended consequences that happened as a result of the programme.
The consultant will be expected to involve key district officials and staff, school management, teachers, and students and appropriate stakeholders.
The assessment will take place in July 2019, for a total of 11 days.
Qualifications of the consultant
- Proven work experience within projects aiming to address gender-based violence in an international setting, particularly among youth
- Previous experience conducting quantitative assessments, including sampling, tools development, training of field staff
- Skills in quantitative data analysis using Excel, Epi Info, SPSS or other statistical package
- Experience in participatory approaches to data collection
- Fluency in English and ability to write clear, concise, high-quality reports
- Ability to guide a team of staff with varying levels of skill and experience in data collection
- Understanding of school-related gender based violence and prior experience working in education development projects in an international setting