Aga Khan Foundation East Africa End Line Study of the SESEA Project Request for Proposals

Aga Khan Foundation, East Africa
Request for Proposals
End Line Study of the SESEA Project
1. Introduction: The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) works in collaboration with partners to develop and promote innovative solutions that contribute to improving the quality of life in East Africa. 
AKF responds to national priorities by developing effective programming, measuring and documenting results, and sharing its lessons with government, donors and development actors to influence policy and practice. 


In East Africa, AKF works with partners to improve the quality of life by promoting and developing innovative solutions to challenges of development in Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda. 
In collaboration with other AKDN agencies, AKF implements the Strengthening Education Systems in East Africa (SESEA) Project- a $31.8 million, five-year education initiative funded by Global Affairs Canada (formerly CIDA) and the Aga Khan Foundation Canada.
AKF is now seeking for a consultant to conduct an endline study to measure the ultimate and intermediate outcomes of this project.
2. Objectives
a) Determine the extent to which the ultimate and intermediate outcomes have improved from those observed at baseline; and
b) Determine if outcomes can be attributable to the SESEA project.

3. Scope of Work

The endline study will be conducted in Mombasa and Kwale Counties in Kenya, Lindi Rural, Nachingwea and Kiiwa in Southern Tanzania, and Arua, Yumbe and Koboko Districts in Uganda.

This consultancy is expected to start on September 19 2016, The consultant is expected to identify and recruit subcontractors to support the implementation of the study in the three East African countries, review the baseline survey, design the endline study, train data collectors, make smart arrangements for data collection, entry and analysis, and prepare the final report in close collaboration with AKF.
4. Deliverables
  • Study Plan
  • Evaluation criteria for recruitment of country sub-contractors
  • Final data collection tools
  • Fieldwork manual
  • Draft report
  • Final report, including final tools, data set in SPSS or compatible format, and transcripts
5. Technical requirements/experience of key personnel
  • Expertise in designing baseline and endline studies including proven experience in sampling, mixed methods approaches, tool development, enumerator training, etc;
  • Knowledge and experience in gender equality issues in education sector;
  • Experience integrating gender into MERL work; and
  • Proven ability to adapt global education concepts and analyze the regional context with particular focus on education systems strengthening.
6. Request for proposals
Interested qualified individuals/firms should send their request for a detailed Request for Proposal to with the subject title: Endline Study for SESEA Project.
Detailed proposals must be submitted electronically to the address above, by September 8, 2016.

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