The SIDA funded project of SCI Afghanistan seeks the services of a consultant with proven experience in conducting project evaluations in the area of child protection programming to evaluate the project and provide recommendations for future programming.
Specific objectives of the evaluation:
- To establish the extent to which the SIDA CP project achieved its goal and objectives as stated in the project design.
- To provide evidence-based findings on the successes, obstacles and recommendations regarding the achievement of outcomes in the SIDA CP project implemented by SC Afghanistan
- To provide insight into the extent to which SC Afghanistan SIDA CP project design, implementation modalities, policies & practices related to Child Protection were effective.
- To establish the status of SIDA CP relevant rapid catch indicators in SC Afghanistan areas (According to the project log frame).
This Evaluation is recommended to employ a mixed methods approach, collecting both qualitative and quantitative data. The quantitative data should ensure statistical representativeness, and utilize both primary and secondary quantitative data. Relatedly, the qualitative component is expected to incorporate the following approaches:
- Desk review: The desk review should include, at a minimum, a review of key project documents from the SIDA CP implementing partners, with the aim of analysing the effectiveness of the project implementation.
- Key Informant Interviews: Key informant interviews should include all CP relevant stakeholders both at the Provincial and National level.
- Roundtable Discussion with key humanitarian actors, facilitated towards the end of the consultant’s fieldwork and informed by information gathered throughout the evaluation process.
- Focus Group Discussions: The consultant should recommend feasible/realistic groups to consult through FGDs. All FGDs should include a proportional representation of women, elders, youth, boys, girls and vulnerable individuals/households, in a context-appropriate manner.
- Training data collection teams;
- Overseeing data collection;
- Data entry/analysis;
- Developing processes and tools;
- Producing the deliverables below:
- Inception report to include details of methodology, tools and timeline/work plan for the assignment to be approved by team leader and ERM partners.
- Draft and final report(s), page limit (approx. 20 pages excluding annexes), executive summary (to include Background, Evaluation Objectives, Methodology, Summary of Findings, Key Recommendations).
- A two page summary of the assessment findings (for dissemination leaflets).
- Presentation of report findings at workshops.
- Final report (data set for quantitative and qualitative data attached).
Final report must be submitted and approved within two months from the starting date of the consultancy work. Consultant needs to submit a tentative plan for two months of consultancy work along with expression of interest. Note: Field work is recommended to be completed before the 15th March, 2019.
- Master’s Degree in Statistics, Research, Social Sciences, international development or other related field;
- Strong statistical knowledge, especially sampling and data analysis;
- Experience conducting baseline and End line evaluation of Child Protection programs;
- Experience of participatory methodologies pertaining specifically to child participation;
- Extensive knowledge of Results Based Management and technical report writing skills;
- Significant experience with child protection in emergency responses.
Expressions of interest are requested from suitably qualified candidates and addressing the following:
- An outline of the proposed methodology to complete the evaluation.
- Response to the criteria as set out in the ‘consultant responsibilities’.
- Consultant daily rate.
- Examples of at least two similar reports or studies produced in English, and for which the consultant is sole or lead author.
- Details of three professional referees.
- Consultant qualifications.
Expressions of interest that do not cover these requirements will not be considered. Deadline for submission of expressions of interest: March 22, 2019). Submissions should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, see attached TOR.