Consultancy in Strengthening Community Resilience through Safe School Initiatives (SCRSSI) Project Final Evaluation

  • Development
  • Anywhere
Organization: Plan International
Closing date: 11 Mar 2021

METHODS OF DATA COLLECTION AND ANALYSIS

At a minimum, consultant or team of consultants is expected to employ the following methods:

· Qualitative methods: literature and desk reviews on reports/publications/frameworks at international, national and local levels related to the topics; project reports and interviews with key stakeholders;

· Quantitative methods: statistics and data analysis that depict current situation of gender inequality and disaster impacts in the project target locations and target countries; survey to sampled population and project participants

EXPECTED DELIVERABLES

· A written inception report describing an evaluation plan, evaluation methods (type, justification, number disaggregation); sampling strategy; participatory, gender responsive and child-friendly evaluation procedures including timeline, data collection schedule; data collection tool and data analysis plan; ethical considerations and consent forms for primary data collection to be submitted and approved before commencing evaluation activities.

· A well-written and concise evaluation report that will address the specific aims of the evaluation and include key findings and recommendations, lessons learned and good practice, to be submitted and conform to the attached table of contents.

· An interim evaluation findings presentation to be delivered to the Plan International Nepal and Bangladesh teams after the field work to validate findings, as well as to collect feedback and recommendations.

· A list of key informants and interviewees (FGD, KII) contacted for the evaluation.

· Summary of interview notes, memos and transcripts in English and tape recordings in respective local languages (Bangla and Nepali).

· Completed consent forms, including for children, their caregivers and adults

· A summary of key final findings and practical recommendation (2-3 pages) to be shared with different stakeholders, including local stakeholders; hence, written in both English and respective local languages (Bangla and Nepali)

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS REQUIREMENTS

A consulting firm or a consultant team with network and operation in Bangladesh and Nepal is preferred (only one contract will be issued).

The list of qualifications are as follows:

Team Lead

· Minimum of a Master’s degree, PhD preferred, in disaster management, anthropology, sociology, education, environmental studies, gender studies or other relevant social science. Knowledge and work experiences in Bangladesh and/or Nepal is an advantage.

· At least 10 years of proven experience in conducting multi-country program evaluations and assessments, especially; experience in conducting gender-sensitive qualitative and quantitative evaluations related to DRR, Education and/or school safety is preferred;

· Demonstrated experience designing, conducting in-person and remote data collection, and analyzing in-depth and key informant interviews using an iterative approach.

· Knowledge of comprehensive school safety framework and/or strong understanding of disasters and child protection risk reduction and resilience building in education, education in emergencies, and school disaster management.

· Excellent writing skills in English.

· Field evaluation experience in low-middle income countries; those with prior experience conducting evaluation in Bangladesh or Nepal preferred but not necessary; experience of conducting evaluation on marginalized groups preferred.

· Ability to work with clients remotely and in different time zones; comfortable working in a self-directed manner and communicating proactively

Field Evaluators

· Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in disaster management, anthropology, sociology, education, environmental studies, gender studies or other relevant social science.

· At least 5 years of demonstrated prior experience conducting qualitative and quantitative evaluation, especially evaluation related to DRR

· Demonstrated prior experience of key informant interviews and focus group discussions

· Must have the ability to speak Bengali and/or Nepali

· Good data management, analysis and cleansing skills

· Excellent desk review and evaluation writing skills

· Training and/or education in ethnographic field work preferable

· Ability and willingness to travel during the entire field work

How to apply:

To apply, applications should email to lingling.liu@plan-international.org and Supornchai.Nawataweeporn@plan-international.org and include the following:

· A 2-3 page statement of interest describing how your profile meets the qualifications outlined above, including recent examples of similar work conducted in the region.

· Detailed response to the TOR and proposed methodology

· An operational plan detailing how the work will be done and how the objectives above will be met.

· CVs or resumes of the proposed team lead and field evaluators, and the names of at least two references (these should be clients for whom you have conducted previous evaluations for).

· A financial proposal and the deliverables.

Applications should be submitted by March 11th 2021. Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early. We reserve the right to extend the closing date at any time.

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