REQUEST FOR CONSULTANTS TO CONDUCT END OF PROJECT EVALUATION
The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is a global humanitarian organization with a mission to work with people in poverty and distress to create just and positive change. ADRA Somalia belongs to the world wide network, comprised of more than 130 supporting and implementing country offices. ADRA Somalia is seeking to recruit a consultant to conduct End of Project Evaluation in Puntland and Galmudug regions of Somalia.
The evaluation will cover the accomplishment of all the expected results as outlined in the project document and detailed in the annual work plans during the period of implementation. All the project result areas, outcomes and activities stated in the logical framework matrix of the project will be assessed.
The evaluation team will select sample sites from the project region in consultation with relevant stakeholders and using statistically acceptable parameters and ensure that the sample selected is representative of the geographical coverage of the project as well as the target beneficiaries.
Specific Tasks: The specific tasks of the evaluator will be to:
(i) Develop evaluation framework and methodology and refine these with the project team.
(ii) Develop a sampling frame that will be discussed and adopted by the evaluation team.
(iii) Develop the evaluation plan.
(iv) Undertake extensive document review to familiarize with the project.
(v) Critically assess and evaluate all project activities undertaken by the project, looking at the key parameters of achievement of targets, outcomes and lessons learned.
(vi) Conduct field visits focus, group discussions and interviews with relevant beneficiaries, partners and project team members to collect information on various parameters of the evaluation.
(vii) Prepare the evaluation draft report and present the findings in workshops in Mogadishu, Somalia, for key national and international agencies operating in the zones.
(viii) Prepare and submit final report to ADRA in soft copy on email.
(ix) Present the findings of the evaluation to the EU Focal Person in Nairobi, Kenya (or Mogadishu, Nairobi).
The purpose of the consultancy is to generate comprehensive baseline information on the current education services in the project’s implementation locations in Federal Government of Somalia and Member States. The information will inform MYRP education programming in these regions and support implementing partners to understand and monitor the progress and results of their education interventions in the regions.
The overall objective of the baseline survey is to generate baseline data, both qualitative and quantitative, by analyzing it to provide statistical information that will set benchmarks for the project’s take off and provide the overall direction based on the present provision of education services in south central Somalia.
The specific objectives of the consultancy are to:
Impart education project staff and Ministry staff in the target regions and partners participating in the baseline survey with relevant skills in collecting and analyzing data and effectively reporting on resilient education baseline surveys. This will be gained through training and working together with staff and partners during the consultancy.
i. Possess a BSc or MSC degree in the fields of Social science, international development, advocacy, community development or any other field relevant to the TOR.
ii. Experience in working in countries in Post Conflict Transitions/Reconstruction will be an added advantage.
iii. Experience working with civil society groups, women groups, and youth groups is an advantage.
iv. Experience in the evaluation of technical assistance project, preferably, particularly those under the civil society portfolio);
v. Fully conversant with the principles and working methods of project cycle management, EU aid delivery methods, knowledge of the activities of multilateral development donors will be an added advantage;
vi. Solid knowledge of, and practical experience with gender analysis and planning;
vii. Full working knowledge of English and excellent report writing skills
viii. Competence and adequate experience in the use of qualitative and/or quantitative methods of data collection and analysis including sampling, disaggregation of data, structured and semi-structured interviewing, focus group discussions, and observation and triangulation research methods.
ix. Ability to interpret and analyze complex qualitative and quantitative data, and to present findings and recommendations concisely.
x. Excellent inter-personal communication skills including experience of facilitation and presentation.
xi. Ability to work equally well with communities and international organizations.
xii. Knowledge and sensitivity to political and social contexts of Somali communities.
xiii. Experience in post-war region/ fragile states, while experience in Somalia would be an advantage;
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