KNH: Feasibility study for BMZ project in Eswatini

Kindernothilfe e.V. (KNH)
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Wednesday, 25 November, 2020

Background Information
 
Kindernothilfe e.V. (KNH) is a Non-Governmental Organisation founded in 1959 in Germany. KNH works with local non-governmental organisations and their networks in 30 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Eastern Europe to realize and protect children’s rights. In Germany KNH engages in awareness raising, education and advocacy relating to development policies and particularly to the implementation of the Child Rights Convention. In Eswatini, KNH has supported the work of local partner organisations over 30 years.
 
Funding Development Services (FDS) is a local non-profit organisation, based in Durban, that supports non-profit organisations in Southern Africa that assist projects working primarily with women and children.
 
FDS and KNH aims to support partner organizations in Eswatini, Young Heroes and IMBITA, in cooperation with other NGOs, in implementing a project focusing on the protection and access to services for children with disabilities. This project will receive funding from KNH and from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). The study is a prerequisite for funding from BMZ.
 
The purpose of the feasibility study is to provide ntifying project prerequisites, opportunities, and risks.
 
The specific objectives of the feasibility study are:

  • Analysis of the political and socio-economic situation with regard to inclusion of children with disabilities and it’s governmental duty bearers.
  • Critical Review of the theory of change, conceptual framework and planned project strategies and an assessment with regard to relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, impact, and sustainability.
  • Recommendations for the project strategies and project measures and provision of alternatives to the strategies, where applicable.
  • Assessment of the capacity of the partner and stakeholder organization(s) in view of the planned intervention with suggestion – where necessary – of measures to strengthen the capacity of the organization.

Methodology
 
Document review and research of national strategy and policy papers, back-ground papers, documents from predecessor projects of the partner organisation and other organisations, evaluations and studies with regard to the target area, target population, inclusion of children and adults with disabilities in Eswatini and Southern Africa.
In-depth Interviews and/or FGD with relevant governmental duty bearers, representatives of target groups, the partner and stakeholder organisation(s) and, if possible, with children of the target population.

  • The field phase of the study has to take place starting 7th December 2020.
  • The (draft) report has to be available by 30th December 2020.

Qualifications and experience of the Applicant:

  • Proven expertise in the field of Inclusion of Children with Disability and/or Advocacy and Cooperation Work on National Government Level.
  • Knowledge of the political and socio-economic context of Eswatini
  • Expert level knowledge on participatory project planning, rights-based approaches, and child rights
  • Experience of conducting similar feasibility studies
  • Should have experience of at least five years’ experience in the above-mentioned topics
  • Should have experiences with designing data collection tools and data analysis within NGOs
  • Should have experience with participatory monitoring approaches and tools
  • Ability to communicate fluently in English. Communication skills in Siswati are an asset.

The Consultant’s application should include:

  • Updated CV and samples/examples of similar studies conducted
  • Consultancy fee per day / estimate of transport / accommodation fees.

Application deadline is Wednesday 25th November 2020 at 17h00.
 
The full Terms of Reference (ToR) is available upon request from Phil Donnell: phil@fundingdevelopment.co.za

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