End-line Evaluation of Somalia Drought 2017 - Cash Transfer and Medium Term Livelihoods Strengthening

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Employer: Save the Children
Job Title: End-line Evaluation of Somalia Drought 2017 - Cash Transfer and Medium Term Livelihoods Strengthening
Job Type: Full-Time
Location: Somaliland; Somalia
Category: Other
Description:

Consultancy for End-line Evaluation of Somalia Drought 2017 - Cash Transfer and Medium Term Livelihoods Strengthening in Hiraan and Togdheer Regions.

Background

For over 90 years, Save the Children has been making a difference in children's lives in more than 120 countries. We are the world's largest independent child rights organisation, underpinned by a vision in a world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation. Our mission to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

Save the Children is an organization for talented people with different backgrounds and perspectives. We are proud that our people are representative of the children we work with and we thrive on our diversity. We are an equal opportunity organisation dedicated to our core values of Accountability, Ambition, and Collaboration. Our culture is embedded in these values, along with a strong commitment to our Child Safeguarding Protocol, ensuring that all representatives of Save the Children demonstrate the highest standards of behaviour towards children both in their private and professional lives.

Somalia Drought 2017 - Cash transfer and medium term livelihoods strengthening; Save the Children Somalia through this project intended to alleviate the suffering and contribute to improving the food security of targeted agro-pastoralists and riverine communities across selected sites in Togdheer and Hiraan. The primary objective of the intervention was to improve food security and livelihoods and build resilience among drought-affected households and their communities. The project began with cash transfers to the most vulnerable, enabling them to meet their immediate food security needs. The project also aimed to increase the ability of the targeted communities to prevent further shocks during crisis, through resilience and infrastructure building exercises agreed upon in collaboration and consultation with the targeted communities.

Outcome 1: Improved capacity of vulnerable households to meet their essential food and non-food needs through cash transfers.

Outcome 2: Strengthened community based resilience through mitigation and preparedness measures.

Key Project Outcome Indicators

· Household food consumption score (FCS)

· Household Dietary Diversity Score (HDDS)

· Prevalence of households with moderate or severe hunger (Household Hunger Scale-HHS)

· Coping strategy index score

· % of mothers who can list three best practices of IYCF

Consultancy Objectives

To complete an end line Evaluation of SCI Somalia drought 2017 - cash transfer and medium term livelihoods strengthening project in Somaliland (Togdheer region) and South Central Somalia (Hiraan Region) in order to measure the impact of the project interventions on the targeted beneficiaries. The End line should be able to answer/ measure all the indicators as indicated in the project logical framework.

Scope

The scope of the evaluation includes a detailed analysis of the project within its implementation context and establishing the extent to which the project has contributed to the SCI Somalia Drought 2017 - Cash transfer and medium term livelihoods strengthening project. The evaluation will be conducted in Hiran and Togdheer regions where the project activities were implemented; and will target project beneficiaries, SCI staff and other stakeholders.

Evaluation Criteria

The evaluation should effectively answer the following questions under each criterion;

· Effectiveness: To what extent were the project objectives achieved at the results level? Did the benefits reach the target group as intended? Were benefits distributed fairly and across social and cultural barriers?

· Efficiency: To what extent are the costs of project intervention justified by its results, taking alternatives into account?

· Relevance: To what extent did the project intervention conform to the needs and priorities of target groups, and how it adhered to SCI core standards on humanitarian interventions.

· Appropriateness: How well did the humanitarian activities respond to the changing demands of the situation; considering the requirements of adaptation, ownership, accountability and cost effectiveness?

Management and logistics

  • The consultant will be supervised by the respective FSL Program Managers, area MEAL Managers with the support of national MEAL manager. The consultant will be responsible for organizing logistical issues with limited facilitation from SCI and as per the consultancy agreement.

Professional requirements

  • Have an advanced degree and experience in food security programming and evaluation, development evaluation or social sciences.
  • Demonstrable experience in leading evaluations of humanitarian intervention programs responding, with specific emphasis on livelihoods.
  • Demonstrate understanding of Key Food Security Indicators (HDDs, FCS, HHS, CSI)
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to clearly synthesize and present findings, draw practical conclusions, make recommendations and to prepare well-written reports in a timely manner;
  • Experience in qualitative data collection and data analysis techniques;
  • Experience, knowledge and clear understanding of Somalia’s humanitarian context;
  • Experience in documenting project activities in sites;
  • Experience of working in Somalia.
  • Good interpersonal skills and fluent in English and Somali language;
HOW TO APPLY:

Qualified candidates are requested to apply through a short proposal detailing past experience and the budget to somalia.procurement@savethechildren.org

Applications close on 4th February 2018

Disclaimer - Save the Children is under no obligation to award to the lowest or highest or any bidder at all and may cancel the whole/part process when deems fit without giving further justification. Bids shall not be issued or returned beyond the stipulated time.

Time frame The assignment is expected to start by 12th February and be completed on or before 26thFebruary 2018.

Publish date: 2018-02-01 00:42:01
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