The Power of Nutrition
Evaluation of The Power of Nutrition’s results management
Terms of Reference (ToR)
Task: The Power of Nutrition is seeking a consultant or team of consultants to evaluate its results management system.
Dates: Must be available from April 2019 – September 2019.
Location: Desk-based review and interviews in London.
Background and purpose:
The Power of Nutrition is a UK-based charitable foundation formed by like-minded investors and implementers committed to ending the cycle of undernutrition and helping children grow to their full potential through new financing and focused action. Our vision is to be a leader in the global efforts to eradicate stunting.
Undernutrition is the underlying cause of 45% of all child mortality. In Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia, nearly 4 in 10 children are growing with stunted bodies and brains. Putting a stop to undernutrition is one of the best means to transform children’s health, education and livelihoods.
The Power of Nutrition is working to unlock $1 billion in new financing to transform children’s futures on a scale that few can achieve alone, including substantial co-financing at country level. The Power of Nutrition has a unique matching model in which it matches any dollar raised to make investments in support of national government nutrition programmes, further leveraging funding from implementing partners. To date, The Power of Nutrition has raised $60 million and co-financed $374 million of programmes in Tanzania, Liberia, Ethiopia, Madagascar, Cote D’Ivoire, Rwanda, Benin and Nigeria.
To track the progress of its investments in their contribution to reduced stunting, The Power of Nutrition has developed a nutrition results management system comprised of a results framework and a process to report results to its investors and a long-term external evaluation of the organisation’s success.
The Power of Nutrition seeks a consulting team to evaluate the quality of its results management system.
Key topics to address in the evaluation:
The evaluation report should analyse strengths and weaknesses with The Power of Nutrition’s results management, and present recommendations on aspects that could be improved. Key questions to address in the evaluation are:
- To what extent does The Power of Nutrition current procedures for results management facilitate for and ensure:
- Quality at entry for results management at investment level?
- Systematic collection, analysis and reporting of results at investment and overall levels?
- Systematic use of results information in The Power of Nutrition’s overall portfolio management?
- Provision of adequate information to donors about progress towards the expected results, particularly at outcome and impact levels?
- Evaluate how results are counted with a view to the leveraging of funds, and the Power of Nutrition’s system for ensuring that no double-report of results occurs?
- The Power of Nutrition receives funding from Norway, and they also receive funding from investors/implementing partners, whom are also funded by Norad. For example, when an implementing partner co-invests with PON in a country, are the same results reported on by both/all investing agencies?
- To what extent has Power of Nutrition contributed to achievement of expected results at outcome and impact level to date?
- The evaluation should include an analysis of The Power of Nutrition’s overall nutrition result of two of PONs six ongoing investments – selected from Tanzania, and either Liberia or Ethiopia.
Date: Approved July 2015 by The Power of Nutrition Board
Timing: Mid-2015 to mid-2020 (5years)
Implementing partner: World Bank
Date: Approved May 2016 by The Power of Nutrition Board
Timing: 2017 to 2019 (3 years).
Implementing partner: UNICEF
Date: Approved in February 2017 by The Power of Nutrition Board
Timing: 2017 to 2021 (5 years)
Implementing partner: World Bank
The country analysis should review what has been achieved to date in these investments, including how and what data are collected in these cases, assess how results information has been managed from the country to the overall portfolio level, and the likelihood of these investments to contribute to the Power of Nutrition’s overall impact.
Submission of a draft evaluation report (in English) by the 1st August 2019.
Submission of a final evaluation report (in English) by the 15th September 2019.
The final report shall be no more than 20-30 pages with an executive summary of 3 pages with a focus on key findings and recommendations.
The Power of Nutrition and the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) will review and provide written comments on the draft evaluation no later than two weeks after submission, allowing sufficient time to prepare the final evaluation report.
The evaluation report is intended primarily for review by Norad and The Power of Nutrition.
The consultant(s) will choose appropriate methodology in line with research ethics and procedures to carry out their analysis.
At the start of the evaluation the consultant will meet with The Power of Nutrition Executive to agree on a work plan.
The consultant(s) will keep the The Power of Nutrition Executive advised on the evaluation progress by means of regular phone and email contact. The consultant is welcome to discuss any matter related to the evaluation with Norad, as the agency which has commanded the evaluation.
The consultant(s) will primarily conduct desk-based research and through interviews and document reviews with The Power of Nutrition Executive at their office in London. The assignment will require dialogue and interviews with the Power of Nutrition and relevant implementing partners.
Key documents to review for the evaluation include Power of Nutrition’s results frameworks at investment and overall level, indicator guide, progress reports, standard operating procedures, independent assessments, decision documents etc.
The consultant(s) will conduct a specific evaluation of The Power of Nutrition’s results and results management for the Tanzania, and either the Liberia or Ethiopia investments.
The evaluation can either be conducted by an individual consultant or a team of consultants. The Consultant should ensure that the appropriately qualified experts are available, as required, for each of the different tasks outlined above.
- Demonstrated experience evaluating results management systems within the health sector
- Demonstrated consulting project management experience
- English fluency
- Understanding of the nutrition sector and experience working with a range of international development organizations
- Strong oral and written communications skills with experience in presenting to senior technical audiences
- French language proficiency
What the application should include:
- A proposal describing the applicants relevant experience, evaluation approach and method
- Budget and proposed evaluation timeline
Application Deadline: April 1st, 2019
Please apply on LinkedIn or send your application to email@example.com