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Impact Assessment – Consultancy (KENYA)

Carolina For Kibera
Nairobi, Kenya

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Temporary

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Job Summary

Purpose of the Consultancy
As part of national efforts to increase uptake of health services and increase knowledge on Maternal, Neonatal and Child health topics including antenatal care, handwashing and hygiene, danger signs in pregnancy, exclusive breastfeeding, and emergency danger signs in newborns and during the postpartum period, CFK is planning to conduct an impact evaluation on the effectiveness of the Care Group Model in improving maternal and child health outcomes as well as responding to health emergencies in Kibera slums. The study will be aimed at identifying the component of the care group model that can be adopted and scaled up for health emergencies, including COVID-19 response in other informal settlements in Kenya.
Expected Profile of the Consultant
The consultant is expected to hold the following qualifications in order to be eligible for this position.
  • Relevant academic qualification with preferably a masters in Population Studies / Demography, or related relevant field.
  • Relevant demonstrated technical knowledge, skills and extensive work experience in conducting researches and other studies.
  • Extensive understanding of urban informal contexts and technical areas of interest such as community health, girls’ empowerment and livelihoods.
  • Experience in undertaking similar work, specifically at the local (community) level.
  • Excellent writing and reporting skills.
  • Must have published at least one journal on access or provision of relevant maternal, Neonatal, Child and Adolescent health services
  • Experience in conducting and publishing research as per the set guidelines and protocols provided by an institutional Review Board (IRB) or ethical review board/ committee
  • Knowledge and experience of using research/survey/mapping concept, approaches, tools, techniques, methodologies, sampling, etc.
  • Fluency in English and Kiswahili, both orally and written.
Skills and Competencies
  • Strong and sound analytical skills on gender analysis in overall aspects of designing and conducting of the impact evaluation
  • Excellent communication and facilitation skills as well as fluency in English
  • Ability to work collaboratively with multiple individuals and groups
  • Ability to produce high-quality work under tight timeframes
  • Ability to develop high-quality research/survey/assessment/reports in English


Specific Objective
  • To evaluate in real-time the effectiveness, efficiency and relevance of the Care Group Model in improving maternal and child health outcomes in informal settlements.
  • To identify challenges and bottlenecks and act as a real-time lesson-learning exercise on what works and what does not work in scaling up Care Group Model in other informal settlements in Kenya.
  • To identify the key components of the model for scaling up for health emergencies including COVID 19 response.
  • To collect joint and harmonized data that can be used in a summative evaluation of the sustainability of the Care group model in health emergencies response.
Main Tasks of the Consultancy
The consultant is expected to undertake the following tasks to:
  • Conduct inception meeting for the assignment and preparing an inception report
  • Gather and review of all necessary documents related to the assignment
  • Design the impact evaluation in consultation with CFK staff in a meeting with appropriate methodology, timing, roles and responsibilities of the team members, etc.
  • Develop and finalize the tools based on consultation with CFK staff, and conduct field testing
  • Recruit and implement the training for Research Assistants
  • Conduct key informant interviews, Focussed Group Discussions with the relevant informants
  • Conduct the data cleaning, validation, entry, analysis and synthesis
  • Develop a database containing all the relevant information about the project beneficiaries including their names, location, type of services, accessed contact details, etc.
  • Develop and submit the draft evaluation report
  • Organize findings sharing workshop with the CFK staff, Government representatives, and other relevant stakeholders to seek their input on the findings
  • Incorporate feedback and finalize the report, and submit to CFK
Key Deliverables
  • An inception report with the detailed work plan, approach, appropriate methodology and implementing arrangements for conducting the impact assessment
  • Final tools/instruments of the maternal child health outcome assessment
  • Training report of required number of research assistants
  • Draft report which will be submitted within Seven (7) days after completion of the fieldwork
  • Presentation of the key findings to the stakeholders
  • The final report of the assigned task which will be submitted within five days after the findings dissemination workshop with stakeholders
  • Database that will be developed containing detailed information of the project beneficiaries

Job Requirements

Required education: Post-graduate education
Required relevant work experience: 5 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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