Impact Evaluation of HECA RP ‘ S Rights In Crisis And Extract
One person in three in the world lives in poverty. Oxfam is determined to change that world by mobilizing the power of people against poverty.
Around the world, Oxfam works to find practical, innovative ways for people to lift themselves out of poverty and thrive. We save lives and help rebuild livelihoods when crisis strikes. And we campaign so that the voices of the poor influence the local and global decisions that affect them. In all we do, Oxfam works with partner organizations and alongside vulnerable women and men to end the injustices that cause poverty.
Oxfam is an international confederation of 19 organizations networked together in more than 90 countries, as part of a global movement for change, to build a future free from the injustice of poverty. The Oxfam International Secretariat is currently headquartered in Nairobi, with offices in Oxford, Washington DC, New York, Brussels, Geneva, and a liaison office with the Africa Union in Addis Ababa.
The successful consultant should have a multidisciplinary team with key qualifications and competencies as follows:
Advanced degree in relevant disciplines Social Sciences, Governance, Economics, Public policy analysis, Gender studies, Human rights, Media and Communications etc.
Should have knowledge and experience in gender and women’s rights issues.
Experience in influencing work, Extractive Industries and Peace Building initiatives.
Excellent evaluation/research experience, knowledge, and skills; especially relating to influencing work and assessing impact (attribution or contribution)
Excellent analytical and writing skills
Cultural sensitivity is preferred for this assignment.
Experience with Oxfam an asset
Knowledge of other international languages (besides English) like French, Swahili etc is an added advantage
Oxfam work is based on deeply held values and principles. The consultant will be bound by the principles and conditions of Oxfam Code of Conduct during execution of the assignment.
Information technology skills, including the use of Microsoft Office and Teams, Zoom, Miro and SurveyCTO encoding if needed (Oxfam IE Adviser could provide support on this)
We are looking for a consultant / consultancy firm to carry out the following scope of work:
Harvest outcomes of the influencing initiatives primarily led by the HECA platform.
Test for the RP’s contribution to this change, and the specific role of building alliances/networks to bring about change
Engage key regional and relevant country stakeholders throughout.
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In Kenya, Oxfam works with others to alleviate poverty and inequality. We work with the most vulnerable communities in the dry and remote northern regions, and in the impoverished slums of the capital, Nairobi. In Kenya, the highest poverty levels are in the northern pastoralist districts - in some areas 95% of people fall below the poverty line. Like many developing countries, Kenya is undergoing rapid urbanisation. It’s estimated that by 2050 half the Kenyan population will be living in urban areas. This high presents a myriad of challenges. 34% of the 17 million poor Kenyans are urban poor and most of them live in informal urban settlements. Oxfam in Kenya Since starting work in Kenya in 1963, Oxfam has: provided long-term development aid and emergency relief, for example supporting refugees; promoted peace and managed conflicts between communities; campaigned for better governance and equitable access to services. We aim to help citizens stand up for their rights, and we work with others from government, civil society, communities, international development actors and the private sector. Working with dry-land communities In Turkana and Wajir we develop market-based alternative and complementary livelihoods, supporting fishermen and traders. Working with poor urban communities In the capital, Nairobi, we work with partners to run water kiosks, "bio-centers” that turn human waste into usable energy and improve sanitation, and recycling plants for unemployed youth. Our social protection programs provide cash to help poor families cope with rising costs of food and water and kickstart small businesses. Peace-building and conflict management We focus on enhancing communities’ capacity to resolve conflicts and co-exist peacefully. We also influence national policy through the National Steering Committee on Peace-Building and Conflict Management, under the Office of the President. Climate change We’re working closely with others, supporting local civil society to hold the Government accountable for its response to climate change. We’re also generating relevant climate change data to inform advocacy positions locally and internationally. Governance All of Oxfam’s work in Kenya is rooted in promoting better governance - at local, regional and national levels - by strengthening poor people’s ability to defend and demand their rights. We work to ensure that our partners and the communities we work with have their voices and concerns heard, and that the Government fulfils its responsibilities to poor Kenyans.