OFDA WHAERIS End of Project Evaluation

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Employer: World Vision
Job Title: OFDA WHAERIS End of Project Evaluation
Job Type: Full-Time
Location: Somalia
Category: Other
Description:

Project Name: WASH, Health & Nutrition, and Agriculture and Economic Recovery Support in South Central Somalia (WHAERIS)

Assessment Type: End of Project Evaluation

Evaluation Purpose: The purpose of the End of Project Evaluation is to assess the progress made towards the achievement of the objectives and outcomes on the lives of Luuq, Dollow, Baidoa. Wajid, Qansadhere, Hudur & Burhakaba communities that include the families, communities and governments involved in the implementation of the interventions.

It also tracks the changes against baseline and mid-term evaluation outcomes resulted over the period of the project.

Proposed Methodologies: Qualitative FGD, KII…) and quantitative methods (HH interviews) and observation. Other appropriate and recent research methods are highly welcomed and give the priority.

Proposed dates of Assessment: TBA

Anticipated Date of Draft Report Submission:TBA

Anticipated Date of Final Report Submission: TBA

2. Project Background

Project Goal: To address excess morbidity and mortality, improve agricultural livelihoods, and increase access to safe water and improved sanitation facilities in South Central Somalia

Project Objectives/ Outcomes

  1. Increased access to primary health care services, particularly for women and girls, with emphasis on disease prevention, treatment, maternal and child health and healthcare system strengthening

  2. Reduced suffering of children affected by malnutrition

  3. Improved immediate access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene for people in emergency as well as to provide sustained access to sufficient safe water to meet the future challenge

  4. Increase access to food through own production and protection of productive assets

  5. Enhance the economic capacity of communities to recover rapidly from the effects of drought and other hazard/shocks.

Project Outputs

Sector: Health

. Sub-sector: Health Systems and Clinical Support

. Sub-sector: Communicable Diseases

. Sub-sector: Reproductive Health

. Sub-sector: Non-Communicable Diseases, Injury & Mental Health

. Sub-sector: Community Health

. Sub-sector: Pharmaceuticals & other Medical Commodities (PMC)

Sector: Nutrition

. Sub-sector: Infant and young child feeding in Emergencies (IYCF-E)

. Sub-sector: Management of Acute Malnutrition

Sector: Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

. Sub-sector: Environmental Health

. Sub-sector: Sanitation

. Sub-sector: Hygiene

. Sub-sector: Water Supply

. Sub-sector: WASH Non-Food Items (NFI)

Sector: Agriculture and Food Security

. Sub-sector: Livestock

. Sub-sector: Pests and Pesticides

. Sub-sector: Veterinary Pharmaceuticals and other Medical Commodities

. Sub-sector: Improving Agricultural Production/Food Security

. Sub-sector. Irrigation

. Sub-sector: Veterinary Medicine or Vaccines

Sector: Economic Recovery and Market Systems

. Sub-sector: Market System Strengthening

. Sub-sector: Financial Services

. Sub-sector: Temporary Employment

Sector: Protection

Project location (Districts and # of villages/ sub-locations)

Gedo, Bay and Bakool regions (Luuq, Dollow, Baidoa, Wajid, Qansadhere, Hudur and Burhakaba districts)

Number of target beneficiaries: 111,156 host community residents and 74,198 IDPs

Sectors: Health & Nutrition, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Agriculture & Food Security, and Economic Development

Donor: USAID (OFDA)

Length of Program: 12 months

Available Project documentation

Project proposal, M&E plan, Detailed Implementation Plan (DIP), Baseline and previous final evaluation reports, project quarterly & semi-annual reports

3. Purpose and Objectives of the end of Project Evaluation

The Final Evaluation will provide detailed analysis of achievements against the anticipated objectives (baseline and mid-term evaluation results) and measures the up-to date performance of the project. The project covers sectors in health and nutrition, water supply, hygiene and sanitation, agriculture and food security, and economic recovery and development.

Specific objectives include;

Assess and determine the up-to date achievements in meeting the anticipated outcomes, compared to baseline bench marks and previous final evaluation results in health & nutrition, WASH, Agriculture & Economic recovery and protection sectors in the targeted areas (Luuq, Dollow, Baidoa, Wajid, Qansadhere, Hudur and Burhaqaba Districts).

Provide information on health & nutrition; WASH coverage; Agriculture and FS, and Economic recovery and Development with reference to the gaps identified during the baseline and previous final evaluation.

Assess and determine the progresses in the key cross-cutting themes for programming i.e. protection, peace building and conflict resolution, gender, children in emergencies, DRR, etc.

Relevance; The evaluator will assess to what extent the project activities were suited to the priorities of Luuq, Dollow, Baidoa, Wajid, Qansadhere, Hudur and Burhakaba communities

Efficiency; The evaluator will assess whether activities of the programme were cost-efficient, were achieved on time and whether they were implemented in the most efficient way compared to alternatives

Assess the effectiveness of objectives and intermediate results achievement against the targets

Impact: The evaluator will assess the positive and negative changes produced by OFDA supported interventions, directly or indirectly, intended or unintended

Determine lessons learned and document best practices.

1. Evaluation Key Questions

  • To what extent has the project achieved its objectives and targets?
  • To what extent did the activities contribute to the outcome and the objective of the project? Were there gaps and unmet needs in the targeted districts, if yes, what are they and what more or different could donor, WV Somalia and other stakeholders do to address the gaps?
  • How effective is the projects partnership with relevant Ministry and other stakeholders?
  • To what extent has the current information on implementation in Health & Nutrition, WASH, Agriculture and FS, and Economic Development brought changes on indicators as compared to the benchmarks during the baseline, and performances at mid-term evaluation?
  • To what extent project inputs or resources are used efficiently to produce the required outputs?
  • Was the project in line with local needs and priorities, targeting the right geographic areas, and beneficiaries with the right interventions?
  • Were the interventions in line with Somalia Government National Plans/strategies?
  • Were the activities and/ or interventions were feasible and in line with the needs of the beneficiaries and districts
  • To what extent did the key stakeholder groups (disaggregated by age/sex and other level of vulnerability) participate in the management and implementation of the project?
  • Sustainability: Is there adequate technical capacity and expertise developed in the community to support the project outcomes on an ongoing basis?

2. Consultant Responsibilities during assessment

  • Develop Technical and Budget proposal that includes assessment plan, methodology and appropriate/relevant data collection and analysis tools.
  • Work closely with M&E team and project staff during the design of the methodology/ tools; agree on the tools that will be used.
  • Presenting the methodologies and tools to WV M&E and Technical teams and agree among WV teams
  • Design data entry and analysis spreadsheets
  • Train enumerators, guide and supervise enumerators during data collection in the field
  • Monitor and verify data collection
  • Make visits to data collection sites and do FGDs and KIIs
  • Incorporate feedback from WV team into tools and reports
  • Approximately one hour PowerPoint presentation of results and discussions to be delivered at WV office
  • Do de-briefing on preliminary findings to the field team soon after completion of data collection. The result is expected to be published and the consultant needs to give due attention to the quality of the report.

3. WV Responsibilities during assessment

  • Provision of reference documents like project proposal, M&E Plan, IPTT, baseline survey and mid-term evaluation reports and progress reports
  • Do community and stakeholder mobilisations for the assessment
  • Support recruitment of enumerators
  • Source, hire and pay for enumerators
  • Review the assessment plan and tools before use
  • The DME and Project managers will support training of enumerators on the data collection protocols and data collection tools provided by the consultant
  • The project team supports and facilitates household data collection
  • The M&E team conducts internal supervision and data verification during data collection
  • Review the draft report and provide feedback to the consultant

4. Deliverable

· Final Evaluation Report

  • Findings should be dis-aggregated by Sectors and also provide the cumulative results by districts and at project level using the List of Indicators Table.
  • Recommendations need to be supported by a specific set of findings.
  • Evaluation findings should be presented as analysed facts, evidence and data and not based on anecdotes, hearsay or the compilation of people’s opinions.
  • Findings should be specific, concise and supported by strong quantitative or qualitative evidence.
  • Include recommendations for improved future programming and implementation
  • No more than 30 pages (without annexes)
  • Includes photos and quotes from key stakeholders & beneficiaries during FGDs & KII
  • Including, but not limited to, sections on context, sampling, methodology, findings (including table showing end-results per indicator/ activity
  • Dis-aggregation of beneficiaries - Male/Female, IDPs/Host community levels at minimum.
  • Annexes with the following information:
  • List of enumerators
  • All data collection tools and data (questionnaires, data dictionary, codebook, dataset, consent forms)
  • Findings on the integration of gender, disability, resilience, child protection and engagement with local administration and religious leaders

5. Proposal Contents

Proposals from Consultants should include the following information (at a minimum)

5. Proposal Contents

Proposals from Consultants should include the following information (at a minimum)

  • Technical Proposal with clear methodology, including types of data collection tools and analysis
  • CV of key consultant(s) attached to the technical proposal
  • Proposed budget with clear breakdown of costs;- Professional fee should be separated from logistics costs in the proposed budget.
  • Proposed timeline **

6. Required Qualifications and Experiences

In-depth knowledge of Somalia and its regions including government and community level service delivery structures

Masters/PhD degree in Agriculture, Agricultural Economics, Health and Nutrition, Water Engineering, Development studies, Peace and security, Monitoring and Evaluation and International studies and 5+ years of consultancy experiences

A team with combination of staff with Qualifications and Experience in Livelihoods, Health & nutrition and Wash will be more preferred both during data collection and Report Writing

Has technically sound experiences in Evaluations, Baseline, Assessment and Studies in Somalia context

Has extensive experiences with Resilience Programs and humanitarian works

Strong written, communication, and interpersonal skills in English, with substantial experience in training and managing multicultural teams

Strong understanding of the local politics and language of the community

7. Logistics

· The consultants is expected to cater for the cost of all their logistics i.e transport, local & International flights (If any), accommodations etc

· WV may provide facilitation and linkages needed for data collection in all the districts but WV will not cater for any costs associated with logistics

HOW TO APPLY:

All applications/proposals should be emailed to somo_supplychain@wvi.org not later than 5pm Monday 10th June 2019. Late submission will not be accepted/considered

 
Publish date: 2019-05-30 16:40:58
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