Request for Proposals - Monitoring and Evaluation: Assessment, System design and implementation plan tender job at Project Zawadi (PZ)
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Project Zawadi (PZ) is an NGO whose mission is to ensure Tanzanian children and youth have access to a quality education. We work hand in hand with local communities, public schools, local and central Government Authorities, and national and international education stakeholders to address the teaching and learning needs of teachers and students in Tanzania.

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Located in Bunda District, in Mara Region, PZ has three programs: Student Sponsorship, Tenda Teachers and Model Schools. The Student Sponsorship program provides uniforms, school supplies, textbooks, mentoring, and career counseling to hundreds of students with the greatest need. Tenda Teachers provides over 400 teachers from 42 public primary schools with interactive Continuous Professional Development (CPD) training sessions to equip them with internationally recognized best teaching practices including strategy instruction and review, curriculum – based examples in every subject area, teacher discussions, role plays, strategy practice, quizzes, testimonials and clips of Tanzanian teachers using best practices. Through the Model Schools program PZ works in partnership with 4 local schools and their communities to improve school infrastructure (by renovating existing facilities, building classrooms, building teachers’ housing, providing water systems, etc) and by providing other services such as leadership development training, school farms, and student clubs.

OBJECTIVE OF THE M&E CONSULTANCY
The main objective of this consultancy is to:
1) Develop the project’s monitoring and evaluation framework
2) Conduct an evaluation assessment
3) Design and implement a monitoring system and
4) Follow up with project staff to review the status of implementation.
The M&E framework will be used for assessing the program’s performance, outputs, outcomes, and impact. This framework will guide the collection, analysis and use of data.

Description of Responsibilities / Scope of Work
The Monitoring and Evaluation Consultant will carry out the following tasks:
Phase 1: Finalize Monitoring and Evaluation Framework (1 month)
1. Review an existing draft of evaluation goals and indicators to identify gaps and recommend changes. Ensure M&E framework includes relevant government guidelines/documentation and is aligned with local government authorities. Draft data collection methodology.
2. Submit a draft monitoring and evaluation plan with revised goals, indicators, and data collection methodology
3. Deliverable #1: Monitoring and Evaluation framework to be approved by Project Zawadi Leadership.
Phase 2: Conduct Evaluation Assessment (2 months)
1. Conduct assessment of existing programs to evaluate project performance.
2. Deliverable #2: Assessment report
Phase 3: Design M&E System: (1-2 months)
1. Develop a Monitoring and Evaluation system. Select relevant data and design tool(s); appropriate methods and sources for data collection; and suggested platform (e.g. excel, word, web-based, etc.) for the system.
2. Train project staff on the Monitoring system
3. Suggest cadence and approach for ongoing Evaluation
4. Deliverable #3: Implementation manual for Monitoring for Project Zawadi and recommendation for ongoing evaluation approach
Phase 4: Status check-ins (1 month and 3 months after completion of phase 3)
1. Provide two follow-up check-ins with the Country Manager and staff to ensure implementation of monitoring is on track.
2. Deliverable #4: Provide brief assessment of status of monitoring program and recommendations to improve implementation

Deliverables

Number

Deliverable

Deadline

1

Monitoring and Evaluation framework approved by Project Zawadi leadership

1-2 months after start of consultancy

2

Assessment Report

3-4 months after start date

3

Implementation manual for Monitoring for Project Zawadi and recommendation for ongoing evaluation approach

4-5 months after start date

4

Provide brief assessment of status of monitoring program and recommendations to improve implementation

6 and 9 months after start date



Proposed payment schedule:
PZ will pay the negotiated amount in four installments according to the following payment schedule:
● The first payment (20% of contract amount) upon successful completion of Deliverable #1
● The second payment (40% of contract amount) upon successful completion of
Deliverable #2
● The third payment (30% of contract amount) upon successful completion of Deliverable #3
● The fourth payment (10% of contract amount) upon successful completion of
Deliverable #4
The payments will be processed upon the full completion and acceptance of contractual obligations whereupon the Country Manager signs the certification of acceptance.

Monitoring/Reporting Requirements
The Monitoring and Evaluation Consultant will work under general leadership and direct supervision of the Country Manager. The Monitoring and Evaluation Consultant will report on the progress of the work performance each week. The Final report to be accepted by the Supervisor at the end of the assignment.

Required Competencies
● Demonstrated past performance in conducting assessments and designing monitoring and evaluation systems.
● Significant experience with M&E is required. Experience with M&E in the field of Education and Gender in Tanzania strongly preferred.
● Willingness to travel to Nyamuswa, Bunda District.
● Fluent in English and Kiswahili languages.

DOCUMENTS TO BE INCLUDED WHEN SUBMITTING THE PROPOSALS
Applicants shall submit a 5-10-page proposal that includes the following sections:
o Approach
o Qualifications and past performance/examples of similar work performed
o Short bios of team member(s) to be assigned to the project
• 1-page budget with key assumptions. Note that consultant(s) are responsible for all travel and other expenses

Evaluation Criteria

PZ will evaluate applications based on technical capabilities and cost. The technical evaluation will be based on the proposal criteria listed above.

Interested applicants should submit their proposal by 17th November 2023 to nelson@projectzawadi.org and bsinger@projectzawadi.org 
Job Info
Job Category: Accounting/ Finance jobs in Tanzania
Job Type: Full-time
Deadline of this Job: Tuesday, October 17 2023
Duty Station: Dar es Salaam
Posted: 16-10-2023
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 16-10-2023
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 16-10-2077
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