CARE is hiring a Consultant of Project Evaluation for Maputo and Nampula.
CARE is a humanitarian and development Non-Governmental Organization operating in Mozambique since 1984 in emergency response and development programs. CARE aim to support the government to achieve its development goals with multiple projects in Natural resources management, Climate Change and Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Security, Economic Development, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, Microcredit and savings, Health, Governance and Advocacy central to which is the empowerment of women and girls who face food and nutrition insecurity and depends on land and natural resources.
CARE Mozambique’s Humanitarian and Development programmes cover some provinces of the three regions of Mozambique, specifically in Cabo Delgado, Nampula, Niassa (northern region), Tete, Sofala (central region), Inhambane and Maputo provinces (southern region) being implemented either through partners or directly by CARE.
In partnership with CARE Denmark and funding from DANIDA, CARE Mozambique as been, since January 2018, implementing the Partnerships and Alliances of Civil Society for Community Rights to Resilience (PARCO) at policy and central level in Maputo with parners such as the Civil Society AllianInce against Land Grabbing (ASCUT) and the Civil Society Organisations´Platform on Climate Change (PNOSCMC) and in the field and provincial level in the Nampula province through local civil society organisations, namely Akilizetho, ORAM/ANAM and UPC-Nampula
The government systematically underinvests in the small-farm sector, ignoring the large potential gains in income and nutrition status, particularly of women and children, from developing the smallholder sector. Although the government budget for agriculture has been around 10% of the total budget, actual spending never reached the CAADP goal. Within this budget 5% is allocated for extension services, 14% is directed to support the production, and 43% is for irrigation systems for medium and large scale farmers. Thus, only a small fraction benefits small-scale producers.
Land tenure is a critical concern for smallholder farmers, particularly vulnerable small scale farmers and women. Loss of land and access to common property resources as well as effects of climate change are a real threat. Private investors collude with local and national government actors to take over smallholders’ farms and community lands. Even in cases where smallholder farmers do not necessarily face involuntary resettlement, they may be at risk of losing access to land and other resources that are critical to rural livelihoods.
Overall, programme implementation contributing to improve the capacity of partners to engage with government authorities and communities for influencing and collaboration, which have in turn improved their legitimacy as key players. Climate adaptation and climate smart agriculture are being promoted and improved.
Just before the endline evaluation begins a lessons learnt exercise will be undertaken to document the key learnings of the programme, using a participatory methodology called book print, which is expected to produce a booklet and the first findings may be available for the consultant to use as reference.
The kinship system in Nampula is matrilineal, women have better access to land than in other parts of the country. Nevertheless, land is not directly owned by women, land is attributed by the wife’s uncle and in case of divorce; the woman will remain, while the husband has to leave the homestead. Hence, women continue to face multiple barriers, unequal power relations and injustice. Women’s capacity for coping with shocks and resilience to crises is limited by sociocultural, economic, structural and political constraints.
In the Nampula Province, where the programme has its focus, the patterns of weather variability are rapidly changing with more intense rainfall followed by dry periods and shortening of the rainy season to fewer months with a longer dry season which causes a major water supply problem hitting women as they try to access and carry water. Farming systems have not yet been adapted to the changing climate, and extension advice is based on outdated agricultural calendars.
In recent years the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MADER) and the Ministry of Land and Environment (MTA) have boosted their organic structures by incorporating national directorates to deal specifically with Climate Change issues, hence providing room to translate the strong component on environmental protection and climate change in the legislation into actions, which provides some room to bring climate change to the centre of agenda setting, however practical measures still not widely seen and the engagement with civil society and private sector still lagging behind.
Agriculture plays an essential role in Mozambique’s economy, contributing 24% of GDP and employing more than 70% of the working population. It is essentially subsistence agriculture, weakly mechanised and using few irrigation techniques and improved inputs. Most of the plots are small, family-run and mainly subsistence. Mozambican agricultural productivity is among the lowest in the region, although it has increased slightly in the last 10 years. Iinsufficient investment in the small-scale farming sector and lack of relevant and adequate extension to improve livelihoods and to make them sustainable in the face of climate change and an increased occurrence of extreme weather events are the major challenges of the sector.
It is against this background that Partnerships and Alliances of Civil Society for Community Rights to Resilience (PARCO) is implemented in the province of Nampula and in Maputo as a national policy intervntion. The project is funded by DANIDA and is implemented in partnership with CARE Denmark and in close collaboration with the Ministries of Agriculture and Riural Development (MADER), and Land and Environment (MTA), as well as the state Institute for Disaster Risk Management (INDG), and the Institute of Meterology (INAM), concerned district provincial and district government, National and provincial civil society organisations and community based organisations at lower level.
Goal and Objectives of the Project
By 2021, the programme has contributed, to resilient livelihoods for small-scale farmers, especially women, through protection of land rights and promotion of relevant government services
The project has three intermediate outcomes:
Community-based organisations in target districts are accountable representatives of the local population including women and youth and have capacity to engage effectively with duty-bearers on land rights, livelihood and climate resilience
Output 1.1: Community members are mobilized on land rights/ livelihood/climate resilience
Output 1.2: CBOs have increased advocacy capacity on land rights/ livelihood/climate resilience
Output 1.3: Community members provided with knowledge on how to respond to disasters
The organisational and advocacy capacity of civil society platforms and partner organisations has improved and they are able to engaging effectively in dialogue processes and advocacy in relation to protection of land rights, livelihoods and community resilience.
Output 2.1: CS platforms and partner organisations have capacity to undertake advocacy on behalf of rural communities
Output 2.2: CS-platforms and partners have improved organizational capacity in regard to Legitimacy, Transparency and Sustainability (LTS)
Duty-bearers in the government and private sector respect rights of poor small-scale farmers to land and invest and provide services that enable poor small-scale farmers to develop their livelihoods and become more resilient in the face of climate change
Output 3.1: Duty-bearers have increased capacity to comply with legal framework on land rights, livelihood and climate resilience.
Output 3.2: Local government is influenced to increase the budget for climate resilient agricultural extension to small-scaled farmers
Output 3.3: INAM and MADER collaborate on information that enable small-scale farmers to adapt to climate resilient agriculture in Nampula Province
The Purpose of the end of Project evaluation is to:
– The Final Evaluation will be conducted to objectively assess the relevance, efficiency, effectiveness, coherence, impact, and sustainability of the project in light of its objectives and provide recommendations for future programming. The project’s final evaluation shall verify the progress achieved; assess the replicability of the interventions and subsequent outcomes in other similar settings, and document lessons learned.
The objectives of the evaluation are as follows:
Evaluation Criteria and Questions
How was the implementation of the project performed in the six OECD DAC evaluation criteria of:
The end line evaluation is expected to use the following data collection methods:
The consultant will conduct individual interviews with key officers at central, provincial and district level Duty-bearers in the government and private sector, with the purpose of assessing their perceptions on the changes in their capacity to respect the rights of poor people and provide adequate services.
Focus Group Discussions (FGD)
The focus group discussions will examine women and men’s knowledge, attitudes, practices and behaviors in relation to climate change issues impacts and adaptive and mitigation practices. The focus group discussion will be semi-structured discussions using open ended questions. It is expected that the consultant will provide focus group discussion facilitators trained specifically in qualitative data collection and with proven past experience that are fluent in local language and in Portuguese. The purpose of the focus group discussions will be to:
The consultant will conduct data collection on local households (woman and men) within local communities in Nampula. The consultant shall develop a questionnaire to be approved by CARE and an accompanying observation check-list to assess relevant environmental factors. The household survey sampling methodology is to be determined by the consultant and will be shared with CARE. To allow a quick and qualitative survey, It is expected that the consultant will hire and train an adequate numbers of enumerators and supervisors trained specifically in quantitative data collection and with proven past experience that are fluent in local language.
Required External Response to Terms of Reference
A technical and cost proposal based on this Terms of Reference (ToR) is requested from the consultant or consulting firm. The proposal should contain:
Timeline & Consultancy Duration
The consultant applying to end line evaluation should submit a work plan and timetable which allows for the deliverables outlined above to be achieved in line with the dates specified below.
|1||Sign contract||October 15th||Care Moz||Maputo|
|2||Orientation with CARE||October 18th||Care Moz||Maputo|
|3||Hiring of enumerators and facilitators||October 25th||Consultant||Nampula|
|4||Training plan and materials||October 25th||Consultant||Nampula|
|5||Inception report||October 30th||Consultant||Nampula|
|9||Data Collection||November 1st to 16h||Consultant||Nampula|
|10||Data cleaning, initial analysis & validation||November 17th-20th||Consultant||Maputo|
|11||Submission of first draft report
|12||Feedback from CARE on the draft report||November 30th||CARE||Online|
|13||Submission of final report and presentation
A first payment of 50% will be made upon presentation of the inception report and the remaining payment (50%) will only be made after approval of the final report, and approval of all deliverables.
The interested consultant should have a long history of experience in rural development, agriculture and climate change, with experience in gender and ability to train and supervise quality data collection. He/She must have the following skills and qualifications:
Ownership and Disclosure of Data/Information
All documents, project designs, drawings, data and information shall be treated as confidential and shall not without the written approval of CARE be made available to any third party. In addition, the consultant(s) formally undertakes not to disclose any parts of the confidential information and shall not, without the written approval of CARE be made available to any third party. The utilisation of the report is solely at the decision and discretion of CARE. All the documents containing both raw data/materials provided by CARE and final report, both soft and hard copies are to be returned to CARE upon completion of the assignment. All documentation and reports written as, and as a result of the research or otherwise related to it, shall remain the property of CARE. No part of the report shall be reproduced except with the prior, expressed and specific written permission of CARE.
How to submit applications
CARE Mozambique is therefore recruiting a competent consultant to coordinate the end line evaluation in Mozambique (Nampula province and Maputo City) for the PARCO programme.
Interested consulting firm (s)/individual(s) are expected to submit their applications, their CVs for individual consultants or a company´s profile plus the CV of at least the lead consultant, including a financial and technical proposals (in 3 hard copies) by Wednesday 8th of October 2021 to:
See all description: 21 08 23 – ToRs for Endline evaluation
Maputo: Procurement Co-ordinator
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T: +258 21 49 20 64/6
By email to: Carla da Silva Carla.email@example.com
Sinezia Muquivirele Sinezia.Muquiverele@care.org