Consultant for End of Project Evaluation of WV KRI “Let us learn” education and protection Project
Erbil | Iraq
Purpose & Task: Develop an end of project evaluation of the “Let us learn” education and protection project that focus on Utilization and learning evaluation. The intent of this evaluation is to understand what has worked favorably for the key stakeholders of the project and to understand what has not worked so well for the primary stakeholders of the ADH project.
WV KRI with local NGO partner PAO is implementing “Let us Learn: Emergency Education and Protection for Displaced Children in Camp and Non-Camp settings in Dohuk Governorate” project funded by Aktion Deutschland Hilft (ADH) and supported by World Vision Germany. Project started in April 2015. The main components of the project are provision of child friendly space, psycho-social support, Non formal education and child protection. Data has been collected in the community through Post implementation monitoring surveys, FGDs and project progress reports. A baseline report was earlier done informing implementation children education, behavior and protection concerns. As the project is come to end in the next few months, the End of project Evaluation looks at the change and contribution that the project made in the lives of the children and key stakeholders of the project, namely (Children living in the camp locations @ Duhok, IDP parents, PAO staff and WV KRI staff)
Consultant will work remotely on desk review of all the reports and data that has already been collected in Bersive, Duhok from the project by the DAME (design, accountability, monitoring, and evaluation) team. And week’s field visit to the project location for key informant interviews, FGDs and validation workshop, followed by 10 days remotely writing the evaluation report.
21 working days. In consultation with DAME team, the consultant shall design the review work plan.
Which includes desk review, field validation, report writing for the 21 working day period.
Format for the utilization and learning focused Evaluation report:
The final report shall at least consist of the following sections:
a) Table of Contents
b) Executive summary
c) Project description
d) Context of the baseline and end line
e) Evaluation methodology
f) Findings, including charts/graphs, data analysis, beneficiary and KII quotes, key themes, and references to community mapping as applicable. Key comparisons and change that come from the contribution of this project or from direct recipients of this project
g) Lessons learnt, best practices, and recommended actions
h) Annex on maps settlement and other key tables and matrixs, case studies and etc.
Overall objective of the Evaluation:
The main goal of the End of project evaluation is to provide a resource for other key stakeholders and other agencies to better understand the implantation of Children in Emergency programming which includes, child friendly spaces, education of children and their parents, community (Camps), protection concerns in the project and just as importantly to present to affected populations the key findings which was collected in their community. The evaluation report will be used in presentations to children, community leaders and partners in Bersive I and II. Evaluation report will also be presented to the KRI Education and Protection Working Group.
The evaluation to ensure the positive and not so positive and unique practices of this project are identified, validated and well doandented. The evaluation findings, recommendations and report needs to be practical and usable by the 1) project team, 2) World Vision KRI management team 3) ADH and WV Germany as they transition to the next phase of the project, Also to capture the contextual changes made to the project to make it relevant for the primary beneficiaries of the project.
Produce a succinct and comprehensive evaluation report based on the data, field reports, collected by the “Let us learn” project team through:
Desk review of existing project doandentation and baseline post implementation monitoring survey data collected
Analysis of qualitative data from the quarterly narrative reports submitted to the donor
Generate meaningful quantitative summaries of the qualitative data
Identify key themes, supported by beneficiary quotes
Cross reference CFLS (Child Friendly Learning Space) mapping and functioning as applicable
Doandent key needs, gaps and challenges in order to inform end line findings and recommendations
Include one Annex specifically of KIIs and FGDs, other matrix’s and records of the validation
Identify any anomalies or key questions emerging from the findings which require further community feedback/validation
Produce a final report with Table of Contents, Executive summary, Project description, Context of the baseline, end line methodology, Findings (including charts/graphs, data analysis, beneficiary quotes, key themes, and references to community mapping as applicable), Lessons learnt, best practices, and recommended actions and an Annex on Azadi settlement.
Skype calls or emails with WV KRI Program manager and/or DME Manager to clarify any questions as soon as they arise
KEY End line QUESTIONS
What are the main benefits that children perceive from the functioning of the CFLS (Child Friendly Learning Space) and accountably & information sharing activities?
What are the main psychological, behavioral changes in staff and children of CFLS (achievements, challenges, needs and gaps) in ADH “Let us learn” project as identified by the project staff and children through the life of the project?
What were the changes made in the project to maintain relevance and appropriateness of the project?
Responsibility of the consultant / deliverables
The Consultant is expected to undertake the following tasks:
- Synopsis of desk review for developing the key questions to validate in the field
- Develop a suitable evaluation plan based on the required deliverables both remotely and in the field
- Facilitate the validation process at the project site and develop the key findings with active participation and consultation
- Submit draft report for review with the project and DAME team
- Present final report to WV KRI within 10 working days of completion of the validation field visit
- Submit soft copies in Word and PDF formats
- Preparation of a PowerPoint of the methodology and key findings, for further dissemination.
The analysis process must be impartial, independent and must provide information that is credible and useful, enabling the incorporation of lessons learnt, and identify the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats to inform future decision-making.
Key outputs of the evaluation are
- A report completed no later than 15 of July 2016 (Soft copies in word and PDF formats);
- A PowerPoint of the evaluation methodology and key findings.
Required Qualification and Experience
The consultant should have the following qualifications and experience:
- Relevant academic and professional background in humanitarian interventions in complex & fragile environments and working with child focused issues.
- Technical research skills, including qualitative and quantitative approaches.
Understanding of Protection issues, especially among children response and community based protection
Presentation and writing skills evident from the proposal
Demonstrated understanding of the work proposed in the TOR
Ownership of the deliverables
WV KRI shall have full ownership of the report, research, working papers and other results of the Consultant’s work under this assignment.
The Consultant shall not publish nor otherwise use any portion of the report without the written authorization of WV KRI.
The consultant shall waive any copyright to the work produced as a result of the contract.
Interested persons should send their proposals to e-mail of WVI KRI - firstname.lastname@example.org, no later than 5pm Iraqi local time on 13 June 2016, describing:
· Relevant experiences, including a CV
· Detail proposed work plan
· Quotation relevant for the objective
· Scope of the assignment
- Organization: World Vision
- Location: Erbil | Iraq
- Grade: Mid/Senior
- Accounting (Audit, Controlling)
- Legal - International Law
- Legal - Broad
- Human Rights
- Education and Training
- Management, Administration and Finance
- Public Administration - Restructuring
- Civil Society
- Monitoring and Evaluation
- Monitoring and Evaluation
- Closing Date: 2016-06-13