Consultancy for One Year Evaluation of American Red Cross Nepal Delegation Programs

Kathmandu | Nepal

American Red Cross

Consultant for One Year Evaluation

Location : Nepal (with travel to some districts)

Application Deadline : June 10, 2016 (5 PM, Nepal Time)

Languages Required : English

Starting Date : 3rd Week of June, 2016

Duration of Contract : 27 – 30 work days

1. Background

A devastating earthquake, measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale, hit Nepal on April 25, 2015. It was followed by a series of over 400 aftershocks for over a month. The disaster affected eight million peo­ple, killing more than 8500 and injuring over 22,000. The severely affected areas included some of the districts where American Red Cross (“ARC”) already had a presence, e.g. Nuwakot, Rasuwa and Makwanpur. The Red Cross Movement has been providing a large amount of emergency assistance through Nepal Red Cross Society (“NRCS”) national and chapter level interventions, the Emergency Response Units, and Partner National Society (PNS) bilateral work.

2. Scope of project/program

Immediately after the earthquake, the ARC started operations in the selected districts in partnership with NRCS by distributing relief package in the earthquake affected districts. Subsequently, multiple projects have been designed and executed by ARC to meet the immediate needs and priorities of the earthquake affected population.

Currently, the NRCS has been implementing relief and recovery-based activities in three districts of Nepal (Nuwakot, Rasuwa and Makwanpur) with the support of ARC. After the earthquake, most of the projects supported by ARC were with shorter timeframe, and providing immediate assistance to the earthquake affected people. The recovery program, however, is designed for three years aiming to support in the areas of Shelter, WASH, Health, Livelihoods, Community Mobilization, and Organizational Development of NRCS.

3. Purpose of evaluation

The purpose of this evaluation is to understand ARC's position in delivering response programs, combining the bilateral projects that ARC supported over a year, April 2015 to April 2016. The evaluation will also assess relevance, efficiency, effectiveness, and record some important stories (success/failure) and good practices from a learning and improvement standpoint.

4. Objectives of evaluation

i. Assess performance of post-earthquake projects that were previously implemented and also ongoing, in relation to the results identified in the project documents.

ii. To provide inputs for new program approach or implementation review of ARC response and recovery programming since the earthquake in Nepal.

iii. Make recommendations, based on best practices and lessons learned, for strengthening program strategies, management and implementation of ongoing operations in Nepal.

5. Scope of Work

i. Developing evaluation methodology and work plan

ii. Data collection and analysis

iii. Report writing

6. Methodologies

The methods could include, but would not necessarily be limited to, the following:

i. Desk review of key documents, including strategy documents, prior evaluation reports, monitoring reports and other documents judged relevant.

ii. Literature search and review of materials on the environment in which the program operates, and recent developments that impact objectives and activities.

iii. Interviews with key project/program staff.

iv. Interviews/focus group discussions with representatives of the project/program stakeholders (NRCS, community members, key informants, past evaluators, donors, etc.)

v. Physical inspection of some products or facilities and/or measurement of environmental factors affecting results.

vi. Review of evaluations and annual reports of other programs in the same sector and with the same/similar target population.

vii. Observation of project activities.

7. Deliverables

Following are the key deliverable for the evaluation; Final report should be submitted not latter that July 31st, 2016. The templates for the deliverable will be provided by ARC:

i. Inception report

ii. Finalized data collection instruments

iii. Draft report

iv. Final report

8. Required Qualifications

ARC is seeking a competent professional to undertake this evaluation. It is anticipated that the following skills and experience will be represented:

i. Demonstrated experience in leading evaluations of response and recovery projects/programs.

ii. Demonstrated experience in quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis.

iii. Candidate with Red Cross experience preferred.

iv. Professional work experience in Nepal/South Asia preferred.

v. Fluency in English required.

9. Evaluation Criteria and Applications process: As given in detailed ToR. The Detailed ToR can be requested adressing

For any clarification please write to

Send all application materials to email address marking copy to with a subject line “ARC Nepal One Year Evaluation”. Incomplete applications and applications sent after the deadline will not be accepted.

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
  • Organization: Red Cross - American
  • Location: Kathmandu | Nepal
  • Grade: Mid/Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Accounting (Audit, Controlling)
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Closing Date: 2016-06-10

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