CARE Call for Bids/Tender (Consultant for End of Project Evaluation for the ECHO project) Jobs in Nigeria

CARE Call for Bids/Tender (Consultant for End of Project Evaluation for the ECHO project) Jobs in Nigeria


Introduction

  • CARE International in Nigeria is seeking the services of a consultant with experience in the end of project evaluation of humanitarian programmes in conflict-affected areas to undertake a thematic evaluation of the CARE Project ‘Integrated GBV prevention and response to the emergency needs of newly displaced women, men, girls, and boys in Borno State, North-East Nigeria’.

    The purpose of the evaluation is to generate learning and evidence on the extent to which the project has:

  • Targeted internally displaced persons (IDPs) and other vulnerable categories of people pertinent to the project rationale and objectives;

  • Supported timely, relevant and effective delivery of GBV services (prevention and response) to target populations;

  • Delivered results in-line with the project results framework;

  • Been able to effectively monitor project activities through a ‘remote management model’- particularly within the COVID-19 period;

  • The evaluation will provide evidence that will contribute to the management of relief program and to CARE humanitarian approach more broadly.

  • The evaluation findings are also expected to contribute to the common evidence base on humanitarian practice in a somewhat unique context, as well as strategies on how to build resilient within a complex humanitarian crisis.

    Purpose and Objectives

  • The purpose of this end of project evaluation is to ensure accountability and identify lessons learned and best practices so as to feed into the decision making process of the project stakeholders, including the donor, beneficiaries, and Government counterparts.

    The specific objectives of the end of project evaluation are primarily:

  • To assess progress made towards the achievement of results at the outcome and output levels; include the sustainability of the outcomes of the project, beyond the project lifetime.

  • To assess performance in terms of the following criteria: Appropriateness of design; relevance of results; sustainability (where relevant); transparency and accountability; effectiveness, efficiency of resource allocations, and validity of design/relevance of the project

  • To identify and to document lessons learned and provide evidence-based recommendations for guiding subsequent humanitarian programming or similar future interventions.

  • To assess how the project ensured inclusion of vulnerable and marginalized communities and engaged with affected population and communities;

    To assess how the project contributed to coordination efforts for improved GBV response
    Evaluation Ethics:


  • Due to the dynamic situation in which CARE operate, as well as the potentially life threatening nature of the issues involved, it is essential that the evaluator adheres to strict ethical and security guidelines.

  • Consultants will only be considered where evaluation ethics and appropriate protocols are embedded into their organisational or private consultancy profile.

  • Consultants have to demonstrate they are keenly aware of particular ethical and security issues that arise from working in this specific environment, including protection of local communities and the need for vigilant data handling and management.

    Relevance

    • How has the project design (outcomes, outputs and activities) been relevant to addressing underlying causes of the identified problems?

    • What alternative strategies would have been more effective in achieving its objectives? Efficiency

    • How has the project been efficient in allocating and managing resources (funds, human resources, time, expertise etc.) to achieve outcomes? Were the management capacities adequate- i.e. management of personnel, project properties, communication, relation management with elders, community leaders, other development partners, etc?

    • Do the results achieved justify the costs (human resources, time, energy, money, materials)? If not, why not? Have project funds and activities been delivered in a timely manner? If not, why not?

    • Was there a clear understanding of roles and responsibilities by all parties involved?

    • Has the project received adequate technical and administrative support from
    ECHO, CARE France, and

    Effectiveness

    • How the project was perceived by relevant stakeholders (Local leaders and community members) in light of achieving its planned objectives?

    • How has the project been effective in achieving its planned activities and outcomes? If not, why?

    • Which were the strengths in the project implementation and what are the constraints and challenges faced? How has the project mitigated these challenges?

    • How gender and protection have been mainstreamed into project activities and what was the impact of the project on gender equity and related issues

    • How have the approaches/modalities followed by the project been effective in ensuring inclusion of vulnerable and marginalized communities?

    • Have the approaches/modalities followed by the project been effective in engaging with the communities affected by the crisis?

    Coordination

    Is the level of involvement and coordination of actions with other actors including local authorities, NGOs, Technical Services present in the area adequate

    • Is the level of collaboration through the sharing of information (technical, financial, logistics) and good practices adequate?

    • What is positive and negative impact of inter-agency coordination efforts? To what extent does the project contribute to improved collective response on the GBV and SEA vulnerabilities in targeted locations

    Accountability

    • Are the beneficiaries informed about the activities of the project?

    • The situation / participation of girls and women, especially those heads of household?

    • Are the existing monitoring and accountability mechanisms used and adapted to the context? If not, how can they be improved?

    • Do the beneficiaries know the complaint and feedback mechanism? What are its limits? Do they use them? What feedback do they have on this mechanism?

    Skills and Qualification

    CARE International in Nigeria is seeking the services of an experience and independent consultant evaluator of humanitarian projects who fulfills the following competencies:

  • Reliability and effectiveness, with proven knowledge and experience conducting project evaluations of humanitarian programs in complex conflict induced crises; preferably combined with prior experience as a project/programs manager in such contexts.

  • Excellent understanding of gender and protection issues; GBV in Emergency experience is preferred

  • Fluency in English; Hausa and/or Kanuri are desirable.

  • Sound understanding of evaluation design and methods (both qualitative and quantitative), including and understanding of the strengths and limitations of different approaches, and a sound understanding of the challenges posed by remote management.

  • Understanding of how to interpret and present findings; advanced analytical and report writing skills

  • Knowledge and experience of the crisis essential, and experience with remote management modalities preferred

  • Have strong knowledge on Nigeria context is highly desirable

    How to Apply

  • Interested consultants or firms should submit their applications to Nga.procurement@care.org, and copy Mariama.Saidou@care.org, Anna.Hidayat@care.org, and Ruth.Dede@care.org.

  • Please indicate “ECHO SUPPORTED GBV PROJECT BORNO STATE – FINAL EVALUATION”** as the subject heading.

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