KNH: Feasibility study for BMZ project

Kindernothilfe e.V. (KNH)
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Tuesday, 7 December, 2021
Opportunity type: 
Call for proposals

Feasibility study for BMZ project in South Africa
 
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.
 
KNH aims to support the local partner organizations Dlalanathi, Singakwenza and Thandanani Children’s Foundation in implementing a project focusing on advocating nationally for feasible home-based, responsive and emotionally supportive early childhood development. 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 a sound basis for further developing the project strategies into a project proposal by identifying project prerequisites, opportunities, and risks.
 
The specific objectives of the feasibility study are:
 
I. Analysis of the political and socio-economic situation with regard to home-based and community-based Early Childhood Development in deprived sections of society in South Africa and it’s governmental duty bearers.
II. 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.
III. Recommendations for the project strategies and project measures and provision of alternatives to the strategies, where applicable.
IV. 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(s).
 
Methodology
 
Document review and research of national strategy and policy papers, back-ground papers, documents from predecessor projects of the partner organisations and early childhood development and/or relevant advocacy projects and programmes of other organisations, evaluations and studies with regard to the target area, target population, and other Early Childhood Development approaches, methods and tools.
In-depth Interviews and/or FGD with relevant governmental duty bearers, representatives of target groups such as parents and other family related caregivers, relevant youth and children that experienced Early Childhood Development, the partner and stakeholder organisation(s).

A concept note and theory of change informing about project objective, sub-objectives and main activities is available.

  • The field phase of the study has to take place starting the week of 10th January 2022.
  • The (draft) report has to be available by latest 4th February 2022.

Qualifications and experience of the Applicant

  • Proven expertise in the field of Early Childhood Development.
  • Knowledge of the policy and socio-economic environment in South Africa
  • Expert level knowledge on the Early Childhood Development in particular on the WHO Nurturing Care Framework 
  • 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 isiZulu 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 Tuesday 7th December 2021 at 17h00.
 
The full Terms of Reference (ToR) is available upon request from Phil Donnell: phil.donnell@kindernothilfe.com

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