Consultant to Produce an Evaluation Report at Hope and Homes for Children - CLOSE: 28/10/2020 - Consultancy in Rwanda, Kigali

Published date: 15/10/2020
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Details of listing: Consultant to Produce an Evaluation Report at Hope and Homes for Children - CLOSE: 28/10/2020

Rwanda, Kigali

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1.    Background and Context

Hope and Homes for Children is working in partnership with the Government of Rwanda and other partners to strengthen child protection system reform in Rwanda. Since 2000, It has pioneered and demonstrated a range of successful family strengthening models and gatekeeping mechanisms in Rwanda.

In 2012, the Government of Rwanda developed and approved the National Strategy for Child Care Reform informed by learning from the successful professional pilot institution closure and findings of a national survey of institutions for children, jointly conducted by the Ministry of Gender and Family Promotion and Hope and Homes for Children. The National Commission for Children recently confirmed that of the 3,323 children and young adults who were confined to institutions in 2013, to date, 94% of them have been placed into family-based care, positioning Rwanda to become the first African nation free from institutions. There are, however, still 56 institutions for children with disabilities in Rwanda, housing more than 4,300 children (data true as of 2016).

Hope and Homes for Children Rwanda is currently documenting its intervention models to demonstrate how to build safe communities for children with disabilities, setting up community-based services for families that need to thrive, preventing the separation of children from their families, and replacing institutions with quality family-based alternative care for children including for children with disabilities for further replication.

2.    Justification

Community Development Networks (CDNs) were initially designed to serve a gatekeeping function in order to: provide multi-disciplinary support to ensure appropriate placement decisions from institutions to families/ communities are made in the best interest of each child; prevent family breakdown and child abandonment through timely identification, referral and coordinated support to vulnerable children, families, and communities; seek alternative care where separation cannot be prevented, including through foster care; and monitor and support children in care or at risk in the community including those who are placed out of institutions.

Currently, CDNs have resulted to a system-wide capable to address all child protection concerns in the community. The development of CDNs is implanted across various levels of local government, and members are supported and trained to implement a process of re-integration, prevention, and child protection (e.g. child labour, street children, school drop-out, teenage pregnancy, etc.).

An evaluation on the impact of CDNs will investigate the changes brought about by CDNs’ intervention. Key questions will consider the overall impact, nature and sustainability, effectiveness, efficiency, and ability to respond to COVID-19 crisis.

3.    Purpose and Deliverables


To produce an Evaluation Report on the Impact of Community Development Networks (CDNs)


TBD (market rates apply)


Rwanda, Kigali headquarters - with remote work in districts

Approx. Duration

30 working days

Start Date

15th November 2020



a)      An evaluation report

b)      A summary document (with photos, infographics etc for the general public)

c)      A PowerPoint presentation to be used for wider dissemination of the guide (for practitioners)

4.    Qualifications

The Consultant has to fulfill the following qualifications:

  • At least five years of professional experience in evaluating, designing, developing, and facilitating learning in the area of development and/or humanitarian projects particularly child protection projects; learning on de-institutionalisation/ child care reform would be an advantage.

  • Advanced knowledge on graphic illustration, graphic design, infographic design, and visual representations.

  • Proven experience in learning publication including using visual representations and infographics with a focus on child rights, child well-being or any other child protection issue.

  • A good experience in performing quantitative and qualitative data analysis including a large-scale data collection.

  • Excellent writing skills, preferably with demonstrated work through production and publication of learning models.

  • Availability, motivation, patience, and commitments to be engaged with intensive analytical processes and dialogues in producing learning products.

  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal, communication skills, and ability to address difficult topics with vulnerable populations and especially conducting qualitative research with children.

  • Fluency and excellent writing skills in English required. Working knowledge in Kinyarwanda would be required too.

5.    Application Process 

Qualified and interested applicants may send applications to with a copy to by 28th October 2020, 5:00 pm Rwanda time, quoting “Consultant for Learning Models in Rwanda” in the email subject line.

Kindly include a full proposal, consisting of three parts: (1) Technical Proposal (maximum 8 sides of A4) detailing a) how the Consultant(s) meets the selection criteria, b) their understanding of the TOR and methodology and c) a proposed activities schedule/work plan with a time frame. (2) Financial proposal detailing consultant(s) itemized fees, data collection, and administrative costs.

Done at Kigali, 14th October 2020



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