Call For Expression Of Interest – Impact Assessment Consultant Of Local Rights Programme (Kogi State)
19 June 2021
ActionAid (AA) Nigeria is seeking the services of a consultant to conduct an Impact Assessment of its Local Rights Programme in Kogi State.
AA Nigeria is an affiliate of ActionAid International, which is a global alliance of organisations working towards achieving a world without poverty and injustice in which every person enjoys the right to a life with dignity. As a large and visible development organisation, we work in more than 40 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, and America. Our expertise lies in community-led approaches to development and working through partnerships with the poor and other grassroot organisations
- Programme Overview:
The core strategy for the LRPs is in accordance with the AA global strategy as spelt out in the AAN CSP –working in partnerships to eradicate poverty. This partnership involves the state-based partner, women, men, girls and boys in poor and marginalized communities, the local and traditional leadership, Local Government officials and Government agencies, the private sector and development actors working in the LRP, in a connected effort to ensure that those who are poor and marginalized secure sustained improvement in the quality of their lives, through promoting access to basic rights and services.
The critical input involves capacity building and nurturing local structures and the people themselves to continuously analyse their situation, identify workable actions and have the skills to take the needed actions which may often include engaging duty bearers, to ensure equity in the allocation of resources. This involves the use of some analytical tools and frameworks for the analysis of social and power relations in the communities and taking appropriate actions in favour of the excluded and marginalized.
As part of ActionAid Nigeria’s phasing out from its Local Rights Programme in Kogi State, after working in selected communities, collaborated with Government and Civil societies organisations in the state, it intends to conduct an independent assessment of programmed performance, value for money and lessons learned and the sustainability of established structures in the communities where projected were implemented.
The impact assessment will help provide evidence on how the Local Rights Programme have been able engage with Policy makers and service providers to be more responsive and accountable to citizens’ better articulated demands and entitlements in rural and marginalized communities especially for women and girls in Kogi State The outcome will guide development of impact documentation highlighting good practices, lessons learned and recommendations to improve subsequent Local Rights Programme establishment and implementation in other states. This will involve extensive consultations with public and private sector stakeholders in a technically grounded, consultative and participatory evaluation process.
Specific Objectives of the consultancy.
- To establish the effectiveness of systems and structures in communities and state to address rights denial issues.
- To assess the overall use of resources and other inputs to give desired results in the programme.
- To assess AAN and partners’ management and coordination of the Local Rights Programme.
- Government commitment, strategic roles played in supporting project delivery.
- Political commitment and strategic institutional relationships and coordination to support programme delivery.
The Consultant will:
- Evaluate achievement of strategic objective of poverty eradication in line with the contextual analysis and ActionAid Nigeria Country Strategy paper “Social Justice to End Poverty”.
- Review mobilisation of communities using Human Rights Approach and participatory methodologies such as Reflection Action, Inclusive Forum for Accountable Society in analysing actions on issues perpetrating poverty in their environment.
- Review linkages between Government and the people living in poverty in actualisation of poverty eradication programmes and provision of access to gender responsive services to the poor and excluded.
- Analyse establishment of networks and movements within the constituencies of the poor and excluded communities through promotion of interest groups.
- Review work with vulnerable groups in communities, persons with disabilities, widows, orphans and other vulnerable groups.
- Evaluate the child sponsorship programme and its impact on sponsored children, their families and communities.
The key evaluation questions to be answered are presented below:
Effectiveness and Impact
- How far has the Local Rights Programme achieved poverty eradication and social justice in its communities and the state?
- What factors explain progress or lack of it? Were major blockages identified, and if so, what was their cause?
- What was the level of political and institutional ownership and buy-in?
- Are the achievements of the Local Rights Programme, likely to be sustainable?
For more information; visit nigeria.actionaid.org