ASSIGNMENTS/PROJECTS UNDERTAKEN BY EURO AFRICA CONSULT LTD. STAFF AND ITS ASSOCIATE CONSULTANTS
Client: Solidarites International
Assignment date: June- November 2015
Project: Baseline Food Security and Livelihoods Survey Study for Solidarites International in Marsabit County
Description: The Company carried out a baseline livelihoods study for the Support to Horn of Africa Resilience (SHARE) project implemented by Solidarites International and funded by the European Union Delegation in Nairobi, Kenya. The assignment involved working with communities in targeted locations and with different stakeholders, including relevant county government departments in Marsabit County, to provide an M+E framework based on results-based management and to align the project to the EU’s SHARE program inKenya, alongside the Ending Drought Emergency (EDE) program indicators in Kenya and the Marsabit CountyCIDP.
Scope of Work: The assignment was undertaken by four consultants and involved a Community Based Resilience Assessment (CoBRA) exercise with communities; a Household Economy Analysis (HEA) survey across 369 households; a stakeholder perception survey and a SHARE, EDE, CIDP project integration assessment, all of which resulted in benchmarks and M+E reporting structures and instruments for the Project.
Assignment date: Aug. 2015 – Dec. 2015
Project: IGAD Goat Value Chains Study in NE Kenya
Description: Euro Africa Consult Ltd. and Fair &Sustainable Advisory Services BV of the Netherlands were contracted by IGAD headquarters in Djibouti to undertake a goat’s value chain study and its importance household economies in the pastoral and agro-pastoral areas of Mandera, Wajir and Garissa counties of NE Region of Kenya.
Scope of Work: The assignment included 6 consultants. The consultants, plus a total of 24 data enumerators were deployed to collect data through stakeholder consultations and a survey of 1200 households. The assignment brought out interesting ideas on youth and women empowerment in goat value chain development as well as underscoring the need to address pastoral livelihoods risk management such as drought, conflict, disease, inadequate water and market volatility risks to enable vulnerable households to rebuild their herds in order to engage in livestock markets. Devolution of resources and decision-making to the counties is beginning to have positive effects but governance and accountability have not significantly changed. Pastoral and agro-pastoralists have not seen improved service delivery in extension and animal healthcare services. Focus in livestock marketing in pastoral areas should not be on developing international livestock export markets due to low benefits for the poor.
Client: Caritas Germany and PACIDA
Assignment date: December 2019 – April 2020:
Project: End of Project Evaluation of a BMZ-funded Project (19 days)
Description: The project was to build drought resilience and adaptive capacity of Arid and Semi-Arid (ASAL) communities through improved food security, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WaSH), animal health and husbandry methods, while strengthening local government and community structures to support sustainability of project outcomes.
Scope of Work: The objective of the evaluation was to assess the impact of the project by comparing baseline survey indicators and those indicators at end of the project. Attribution of impact and lessons learned were assessed and the OECD/DAC criteria of project relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, impact, sustainability, coherence with other projects, lessons learned, etc. was the methodological framework used.
Client: Solidarites International
Assignment date: April- May 2015
Project: Mid-term review of the DFID-funded Community Resilience Project of Solidarites International in Marsabit County of Northern Kenya
Description: The Company undertook the mid-term review of a Community Drought Resilience Project in Marsabit County funded by DFID and implemented by Solidarities International. The objective of the assignment was to assess progress in implementation and the integration of the project into the resilience agenda in the county and in Kenya’s ASALs as part of the EDE and SHARE programs.
Scope of Work: The mid-term review also provided suggestions for improved project steering e.g. the need to establish a Project Steering Committee to provide advice and policy direction as well as linkage to other stakeholders.
Client: World Food Programme
Assignment date: April-June 2014
Project: World Food Programme- Kenya PRRO Study
Description: Euro Africa Consult Ltd. won the contract to carry out a World Food Program study on graduating food aid household beneficiaries from household food insecurity to household food security. The Company designed the methodology and executed the assignment with outputs used by the WFP-IFAD-FAO partnership to design a much larger resilience program that links food secure households from the relief program to commercial farming and Value Chain Development in 6 counties of Makueni, Tharaka Nithi, Kitui, Kwale, Kilifi and Taita Taveta Counties of Kenya.
Assignment date: Feb. – March 2014
Project: Review of Food Security & Drought Management Coordination Structures in Kenya
Description: One consultant from the Company joined up with another from the UK to review Drought Management and Food Security Coordination Structures in Kenya (Under Acacia Consultants Ltd.) in order to align them to the changed operational context in Kenya following the promulgation of the New Constitution in 2010 and significant policy, legal and institutional reforms in the country, as well as the reorganization of the government set up in May 2013.
Client: Swiss Development Cooperation
Assignment date: April – May 2014
Project: Swiss Development Cooperation Project Evaluation in Garissa and Isiolo Counties
Description: Euro Africa Consult Ltd. provided one consultant to team up with another from the Netherlands to review the Swiss Development Cooperation-supported Water for Livestock project in Isiolo and Garissa counties in northern Kenya.
Scope of Work: The project aimed at improved rangeland and natural resource management and to support pastoral and agro-pastoral households to have more water for livestock and human use but in a way that is conflict sensitive; no harm to the environment; improving natural resource use and enabling better water and natural resource management by communities. Several water technologies had been tried by ADESO and the Kenya Red Cross Society & IUCN, the main implementing partners of the Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC).
Client: EU Delegation
Assignment date: Jan. – Feb. 2014
Project: Feasibility Study for an EU-funded water and roads infrastructure development project in the ASALs of Northern Kenya
Description: The Company provided a consultant to a two-person consultancy team hired by the EU Delegation in Nairobi, Kenya to undertake a feasibility study for supporting a 15m euro project under the Ending Drought Emergencies (EDE) Pillar 2 programme.
Scope of Work: The assignment included designing the methodology, agreeing on the counties to visit, formulate the methodology, collect data, prepare a fiche report, facilitate a stakeholders’ workshop and prepare the final report.
Client: American Friends Service Committee
Assignment date: Oct-Nov. 2012
Project: Evaluation for American Friends Service Committee
Description: One consultant from Euro Africa Development Consultants (a precursor to the current Company), undertook an end of project evaluation of the emergency support program for vulnerable households and individuals in the Daadab refugee camps in northern Kenya funded by the American Friends Service Committee and targeting nearly 200,000 Somali refugees from the influx following the Horn of Africa drought crisis.
Scope of Work: The Project had various components including cash transfer to the most vulnerable families as well as targeting those with special needs such as physical impairment.
Assignment date: July -Aug. 2012
Project: Oxfam’s Post-Drought Needs Assessment for Northern Kenya
Description: One consultant from Euro Africa Development Consultants (a precursor to the current Company), undertook a drought impact assessment on northern Kenya following the poor performance of the April-June 2012 rains in order to determine the fragility of livelihoods and the potential for sustained recovery from the crisis of 2010-11 in the Horn of Africa.
Assignment date: May – June 2012
Project: Preparation of Kenya Country Programme Paper for IDDRSI
Description: One consultant from Euro Africa Development Consultants (a precursor to the current Company), joined a team of 5 other consultants to prepare the Kenya Country Programme Paper (CPP). Each of the 7 IGAD-member countries prepared its own CPP, which were later used in the preparation of the IDDRSI Programme Framework.
Scope of Work: The consultant from our company prepared the Institutional Development component within the CPP for Kenya. This was under USAID funding through ILRI.
Assignment date: Jan – March 2012
Project: Disaster Risk Management Review for DFID-Kenya Programme
Description: Review and assess the status of disaster risk management in Kenya on behalf of DFID-Kenya and make recommendations aimed at more proactive management of disasters, particularly emanating from drought-related crises, instead of the reactive approach the government of Kenya seemed to be relying on
Assignment date: Dec. 2011 – January 2012
Project: CORDAID Community Managed Disaster Risk Reduction
Description: Evaluation of Community-based Disaster Risk Response approach and methodology and its benefits as implemented by five CORDAID-supported NGOs in Moyale, Marsabit, Turkana and Samburu districts
Assignment date: August 2011
Project: Oxfam Evaluation of the Drought Management Initiatives (DMI) project
Description: Evaluation of DMI-supported water infrastructure development project implemented by Oxfam and Partners in Turkana and North Pokot districts.
Client: Concern Universal Kenya
Assignment date: April 2011
Description: Developed a Strategic Plan for Concern Universal Kenya (NGO)
Assignment date: Feb-March 2011
Project: Mid Term Review
Description: Facilitated Women and Girls Empowerment Project in Western Kenya’s (WEAEP) Strategic Planning Process and subsequent Strategic plan
Assignment date: Feb 2011
Project: Research study into violence against women and girls in Western Kenya
Assignment date: January 2011
Project: Environmental Impact Assessment
Description: Environmental Impact Assessment of DMI-funded projects implemented by Oxfam and Partners in Turkana and North Pokot districts
Client: Woman Kind Kenya
Assignment date: September 2010
Description: Developed a Strategic Plan for Woman Kind Kenya (NGO in Garissa)
Client: Oxfam GB
Assignment date: September 2010
Project: Assessment of Community-based Drought Contingency Planning
Description: Assessment of Community-based Drought Contingency Planning in the Water & Sanitation Sector in Wajir County – Oxfam GB Country Office
Client: Concern Worldwide
Assignment date: Aug 2010
Project: Livestock Emergency Guidelines & Standards Training of Trainers
Description: Concern Worldwide Kenya Office – Livestock Emergency Guidelines & Standards Training of Trainers in Moyale Kenya
Client: FAO Kenya
Assignment date: January-October 2010
Project: Livestock marketing study
Description: Livestock marketing study for Kenya under an FAO Kenya Country Office Contract
Client: FAO Kenya
Assignment date: October 2009
Project: Community-Based Animal Health Service Delivery
Description: FAO Kenya Office: A review of community-based animal health service delivery systems in Kenya
Assignment date: July 2010
Project: Mid-term Review
Description: Mid-term Review of WEAEP’s Women and Girls Empowerment Project in Western Kenya
Assignment date: June 2009
Project: improving Community Response to Disasters in Northern Kenya
Description: Under a VSF-Belgium contract, undertook a study on improving Community Response to Disasters in Greater Marsabit and Wajir Districts of Northern Kenya
Assignment date: July 2009
Project: Mid-term Review
Description: Snapshot Review of WEAEP’s Women and Girls Empowerment Project in Western Kenya
Client: FAO Kenya
Assignment date: May-July 2009
Project: Review Emergency Water
Description: FAO Kenya study to review Emergency Water Trucking during droughts in the ASALs of Kenya
Assignment date: March 2009
Description: Support to the Ministry of Special Programs in the Office of the President in Kenya to formulate a national disaster management policy
Client: COMIC Relief
Assignment date: April 2009
Project: EPAG Livelihood Program Evaluation
Description: Undertaken EPAG Livelihood Program Evaluation funded by COMIC Relief
Assignment date: March – April 2018
Project: Institutional & Organizational Assessment of PACIDA
Description: The Company provided four consultants to undertake an institution and organization capacity assessment of PACIDA, an NGO working in Kenya and Ethiopia, with multiple-donor funding for humanitarian and development work.
Scope of Work: The objective of this assessment was to look at the of PACIDA in terms of governance, structure, project management and implementation, financial and resource mobilization, staffing, organization and management of various departments and the impact of its projects and programmes over a 6 year period, 2012- 2017.
Assignment date: January – February 2018
Project: End of Project Evaluation of IUCN’s Project in Kenya and Uganda (Phase 2)
Description: The Company was contracted to carry out an end of Project Evaluation of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)’s “Building Resilience and Adaptive Capacity of Communities in the ASALs of Kenya and Uganda River Catchment areas”.
Scope of Work: Part of the evaluation, which used OECD/DAC criteria of relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, impact, strategic fit with other programmes and to draw out lessons, was to develop a Concept Note for the third phase of the programme to be funded by the Austrian Development Agency (ADA) and other development partners.
Assignment date: Dec. 2015- Feb 2016
Project: Preparation of IGAD’s Regional Policy Framework for Disaster Contingency Planning
Description: This was a 30-day assignment funded by the World Bank and implemented under IGAD’s Centre for Pastoralism and Livestock Development (ICPALD) in Nairobi. It involved reviewing existing literature at national level in Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda, coupled with strategic field visits in those countries as well as stakeholder consultations for purposes of developing a framework for IGAD’s regional policy and strategic framework for disaster/drought contingency planning and cross-border programming. The work also involved convening and facilitating a regional workshop and preparing the complete policy and strategic action documents for ICPALD and IGAD’s development partners and stakeholders.
Assignment date: January – April 2016
Project: Mid Term Review of IGAD’s IDDRSI programme Framework and achievements
Description: Euro Africa Consult Ltd. provided two consultants to a six-person team (two IGAD officials and four independent consultants) to carry out the mid-term review of IDDRSI, looking at framework achievements, challenges and lessons learned and making recommendations for the remaining period under Phase 1 of the Programme.
Scope of Work: The team visited Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan, South Sudan, Somalia, Djibouti and Uganda. Euro Africa Consult Ltd. staff led and facilitated a huge stakeholder feedback workshop in Nairobi (more than 100 IDDRSI stakeholders) from the 7 countries and made a power point presentation with very positive feedback from the participants.
Client: Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs (in The Hague)
Assignment date: September-October 2014
Project: Gender and Livestock Study
Description: The company provided one consultant to team up with another consultant from the Netherlands to undertake a scoping study for the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs (in The Hague) with a view to establishing the potential for the Dutch Government to support pastoralist women in livestock value chains in the Horn of Africa covering Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia.
Assignment date: Aug. & September 2014
Project: Institutional and Programmatic Assessment
Description: The Company provided two consultants to be part of an institutional and programmatic assessment of VSF-Suisse to determine its suitability as a partner of the Swedish Development Cooperation in the Horn of Africa Region.
Scope of Work: This assignment assessed the internal and external environment of the organization focusing on its viability and strategic positioning in the Horn of Africa.
Client: Swiss Development Cooperation; ECHO and the European Union
Assignment date: Jan-Feb 2014
Project: Impact Assessment for an IGAD Regional Project (RISPA)
Description: Euro Africa Consult Ltd. provided two consultants to undertake an impact assessment of FAO-IGAD’s Regional Initiative in Support of Pastoralists and Agro-Pastoralists in the Horn of Africa (RISPA) Project.
Scope of Work: This was a 3-year project funded by the Swiss Development Cooperation; ECHO and the European Union and aimed at supporting pastoral policy; resilience; food security; capacity building; regional policy harmonization as well as working with community groups; traditional institutions; government departments and International NGOs in six countries – Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia, Sudan, Djibouti and Somalia.
Assignment date: March 2009
Description: Under AuSAID contract provided technical and program advisory services in the water and sanitation sectors for NGOs implementing the APAC Program in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Uganda, Kenya, Zambia and Malawi
Assignment date: Nov 08-January 09
Description: Undertaken a stakeholder analysis for a proposed CORDAID-funded Regional Pastoral Program for Kenya, Ethiopia and Tanzania