CONSULTANCY SERVICES TO CONDUCT LHRC MID-TERM EVALUATION OF THE STRATEGIC PLAN (2019 – 2024)
Midterm Evaluation of the Legal and Human Rights Centre (LHRC) Strategic Plan 2019/2024 through the Operational Plan of 2019/2021 on improving the state of Human Rights in Tanzania.
Legal and Human Rights Centre (LHRC) is Tanzania’s human rights advocacy organization which was established in 1995 as a non-governmental, voluntary, non-partisan and not-for-profit sharing organization, with the purpose of working to empower and conscientize the people of Tanzania on legal and human rights.
Our Vision: LHRC envisages “a Just and Equitable Society” - a society where the three arms of state [parliament, judiciary, and the executive] as well as non-state actors practice accountability, transparency and there is rule of law; and where there is public awareness, respect and engagement for human rights and good governance; and where justice and respect for human dignity are reality.
Our Mission: Our Mission is to empower the public to promote, reinforce, and safeguard human rights and good governance in Tanzania through legal, civic education and information; sound legal research and advice; monitoring and follow-up of human rights violations; and advocacy for reforms of policies, laws, and practices in conformity with international human rights standards.
Our Values: Integrity; Accountability; Equality and Diversity; Transparency; Professionalism; Volunteerism and Voluntarism
LHRC developed its Strategic Plan 2019-2024 and the Operational Plan 2019-2021 respectively to effectively realize its vision of a just and equitable society as well as its mission of empowering the public, promoting, reinforcing, and safeguarding human rights and good governance in Tanzania. The vision and mission are justifiable through legal and civic education and information; sound legal research and advice; monitoring and follow up of human rights violations; and advocacy for reforms of policies, laws, and practices in conformity to international human rights standards.
The overall goal of the operational plan is to contribute to improved state of human rights in Tanzania. This goal is supported by five strategic objectives (SO) as outlined below:
PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF THE EVALUATION
The purpose of this MIDTERM EVALUATION (MTE) is to provide an independent assessment of the progress that has been made in implementing the current Strategic Plan (2019 – 2024), and provide actionable recommendations that will, subsequently, improve the performance of the programme. The evaluation will assess the relevance, effectiveness, and efficiency of the programme within the country context, and in relation to the approved approaches and strategies essential for the attainment of the key strategic objectives.
Findings and recommendations from the MTE will inform, and feed into the design and preparations of the next Operational plan 2022 - 2024 to complete LHRC’s Strategic plan 2019/2024; subsequently, the findings and recommendations serve the dual and mutually reinforcing objectives of Accountability and Learning. As such the major emphasis will be on Results, strategic choices, and organizational development.
The midterm evaluation covers 3 years - January 2019-December 2021. The evaluation will also assess the programmes' design, scope, implementation status and the capacity to achieve the expected outcomes.
The evaluation will use OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) Development Assistance Committee (DAC) international criteria of Relevance, Coherence, Effectiveness, Efficiency, Impact and Sustainability. Specific emphasis will have to be paid ON the assessment of gender equality and empowerment of women.
Midterm Review Evaluation Matrix will be completed by the consultant and included in the inception report. The matrix should include key evaluation questions, evaluation sub-questions, indicators, sources of information and methodology. Indicative key evaluation questions are provided below:
Gender mainstreaming: To what extent was the design and implementation of the intervention gender-responsive? To what extent has the intervention advanced or hindered gender equality’?
Lessons Learnt: How was the organization able to learn, and implement shifts based on new insights?
The consultant should propose the methodology to be used to carry out the review. The proposed methodology should address sufficiently the main objectives and questions outlined within the ToR (Terms of Reference), specifying the, sub-questions, appropriate techniques of data collection and analysis that will be undertaken.
It should encompass a combination of both qualitative and quantitative methods. It should also allow for wide consultation with all interested partners and stakeholders. It is suggested that the methodology should include, but not be limited to Document review, Field visit and Interviews.
The evaluator shall pay visit to the program fields and meet the beneficiaries of the program in their various categories and other stakeholders. In doing so, he/she shall devise participatory methods to gather information useful for his analysis and final assessment. Involvement of stakeholders to include but not limited to:
SCHEDULE OF THE ASSIGMENT
The review will be carried out for 30 days including weekends and public holidays and is scheduled to take place in the period between 1st July 2020 and 30th July 2021. Considering the geographic spread of LHRC programmes (that will be agreed with the successful consultant) as well as the scope of the assignment, the consultant shall develop and submit a detailed schedule for assignment and distribute the days accordingly among the different tasks.
REQUIRED SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES
The mid-term review to is expected to be performed by a team including three multi-disciplinary team members, one of them being the designated team leader. At least one team member must be female. The team will have the following competencies and/or experience: specifically, the Lead consultant should have the following competencies;
The Lead Consultant will be expected to work with one or two consultants with expertise in:
HOW TO APPLY
Interested firms/individuals are requested to submit their application including both Technical and financial proposals. The technical proposal should clearly demonstrate their skills and experience for the review process, methodology and approach and a detailed work plan. The deadline for this application is Monday 31st May 2021 14:00 hrs.
Applications should be channelled (electronically) to Executive Director, firstname.lastname@example.org copying email@example.com
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