Terms of Reference: GIRL Program Endline Assessment
Program: Girls Improving Resilience with Livestock (GIRL) Program
Donor: Nike Foundation
Location: West Pokot & Turkana Counties (Kenya) and Karamoja Region (Uganda)
Timeframe: May – June 2018
Introduction:Mercy Corps is a leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is possible. In disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries around the world, we partner to put bold solutions into action — helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within.
Mercy Corps has been implementing programs in Uganda and Kenya since 2006 and 2008 respectively, in the areas of adolescent girls, youth, economic development, peace building and resilience.
Over the past three years, Mercy Corps has implemented the Nike Foundation funded Girls Improving Resilience with Livestock (GIRL) Program. The GIRL program targets Turkana and West Pokot (Kenya) and Karamoja (Uganda) regions, aimed at empowering pastoralist adolescent girls to improve their livelihoods and personal agency, as well as increase the food security and resilience of their households and communities.
Mercy Corps seeks to engage an experienced consultant to undertake the GIRL Program Endline assessment.
Goal: Over the past three years, GIRL has aimed to empower 12,000 pastoralist girls, ages 12 to 19, to improve their livelihoods and personal agency, as well as increase the food security and adaptive capacity of their households and the resilience of their communities.
Objectives and Key Components:
GIRL has sought to foster girls’ increased ownership of, decision-making power over, market access to, and profits from small ruminants (particularly sheep and goats), poultry, fish and bees, and their associated products.
The program had three strategic objectives.
1. Empower girls to improve their livelihoods and, by extension, their status by equipping them with critical assets and improving their access to livestock-related markets.
2. Create an enabling environment for girls’ empowerment by working with key gatekeepers to transform social norms that support girls’ control and ownership of assets and access to markets.
3. Facilitate the private sector and formal institutions’ greater inclusiveness and support of girls’ market participation.
Hypothesis: When adolescent girls are provided the skills and economic capacity to participate outside the household, community and market level, then households will have increased food security and resilience to economic shocks.
Program duration: May 2015 – August 2018
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Interested consultants can submit their soft and hard copies of their technical and financial proposal to email@example.com (soft copies) and at Mercy Corps Offices located at ABC Place , Block B, 1 st Floor (for hard copies) not later than Friday, April 27th, 2018 at 5.00 pm (EAT).
Documents supporting the Eligibility Criteria:
- Legal Business Registration documents
- Valid Tax Registration Certificate
- Tax compliance certificate.
- Company profile 2pages max.