Save the Children Consultancy Jobs in South Sudan

Project Background


Save the children has been implementing a one-year NORAD funded education project from August 2017 through July 2018 on Enhancing equality education & Peace Building - phase II in Jonglei (Bor) and Lakes state (Rumbek).

The project was designed to provide support to 32 schools (15 in Bor and 17 in Rumbek) to reach a total of 23,846 (14,308 M & 9,538 F) children through various activities.

The project further supported 20 County Education Department (CED) and MoGEI officials, 400 teachers and 320 (198 M & 128 F) PTA members. In Bor this project supported 9,375 (5,812 M & 3,563 F) students of which 6,625 are in primary school and 2,750 in ALP while in Rumbek, it supported 14,471 (8,972 M & 5,499 F) students of which 11,721 are in primary and 2,750 in ALP.

Integrated within the project are also elements of peacebuilding to promote peaceful coexistence between people of various ethnic groups and clans, and also build resilience of communities to cope with conflict.

The main goal of the project was: Girls and boys have access to and participate in quality, safe and inclusive primary education

The project specific objectives were:

  • Increased access to quality, inclusive primary education 2 Safe and protective learning environment for girls and boys is promoted and improved 3 PTA, Community members and local authorities have increased participation in school management and support 4 Increased awareness of protection issues with schools to promote peacebuilding

    Purpose of the final evaluation

  • The purpose for this evaluation is twofold. On the one hand, the evaluation report will assess the performance of the Enhancing equality education & Peace Building - phase II in Jonglei (Bor) and Lakes state (Rumbek) and ensures accountability towards NORAD as a donor and the beneficiaries of the program. On the other hand, it offers a learning aspect for all stakeholders.
  • The evaluation should identify key lessons learned from implementation of project in South Sudan and substantial evidence of the value of collaboration for the delivery of project activities and contribution made towards the achievement of the principal objective

    The evaluation will have three objectives:

  • Objective 1: Evaluate to what extent the save the children South Sudan Enhancing equality education & Peace Building - phase II project has delivered effective, efficient, relevant and timely activities to beneficiaries as set in the project log frame.
  • Objective 2: Evaluate and assess whether the collaboration between save the children and line ministry (MoED) has added value to the interventions with a positive effect on beneficiaries and other stakeholders (local partners, local NGO sector, INGOs) What has contributed to this added value and what has not
  • Objective 3: Assess the key lessons learned and establish recommendations for future projects/response

    The evaluation should assess the following evaluation criteria and include all of the following questions:

  • Objective 1: Evaluate to what extent the save the children South Sudan Enhancing equality education & Peace Building - phase II project has delivered effective, efficient, relevant and timely activities to beneficiaries as set in the project log frame.

    Roles and responsibilities

    Lead Consultant
  • SC- South Sudan
  • SC NORWAY & NORAD
    (Contract holder)
  • Develop an inception report, detailing the methodology-stakeholders to be interviewed, tools to be developed, time frame for the evaluation and budget
  • Provide all required background materials to the consultant in a timely manner.
  • Read and provide comments on the inception report including the proposed research methodology, the information gathering techniques and the suggested target sites.
  • Providing data/information for desk review
    Review consultant's qualifications or specialized knowledge or experience required.
  • Provide all required background materials to the consultant in a timely manner.
  • Read and provide comments on the inception report including the proposed research methodology, the information gathering techniques and the suggested target sites.
  • Holds the overall management responsibility of the review, including designing and carrying out the evaluation, drafting the final report and debriefing the project team and key stakeholders.
  • Review
    and comment on deliverables
  • Provide guidance where necessary
  • Support logistics for the evaluation team where necessary
  • Facilitate contacts with key beneficiaries and MoED Arrange logistics and planning of the field research, supporting the review team during field work and bring research team to the beneficiaries
  • Oversee the service provider by managing the consultancy contract; monitor adherence to specified deadlines; facilitating access to required information; review and comment on deliverables
  • Liaise with Save the Children NORWAY staff throughout the process, providing weekly updates and seeking their input and advice where necessary. Request approval in case of deviation from budget, and for miscellaneous costs.
  • Provide guidance throughout all phases of execution, facilitation of the field work, including interviews with local government, communities, etc.
  • Review and provide feedback to the project evaluation report
  • Review and comment on draft report submitted by the evaluator i.e. preliminary reports and the final report, providing feedback to draft data collection tools and reports
  • Approving all deliverables, and facilitating access to any documentation (or any person) deemed relevant to the evaluation process.
  • Sign the SCI Child Safeguarding Policy and abide by the terms and conditions thereof.
  • Manage the evaluation budget and communication around costs and requests from evaluator for miscellaneous expenditure.

    Qualifications and experience

    Required

  • At least Master's degree in Education, International Development Studies, Humanitarian Leadership Program, or a related field.
  • A Master's degree in educational measurements and standards or monitoring and evaluation is desirable.
  • At least 7 years' experience in working with humanitarian sectoral programs relating to education program
  • Demonstrated experience with quantitative and qualitative research, data base management and statistical data analysis
  • Experience of working in South Sudan/East Africa
  • Experience of evaluating emergency response programs
  • Proven record of communicating with beneficiaries, also with children using child friendly methods
  • Ability to assess and further develop a conceptual evaluation tool
  • Relevant subject matter knowledge and experience regarding the thematic areas of the project
  • Ability to deal with hardship and remote area field work

    Preferred

  • Strong understanding of humanitarian and evaluation ethics and a commitment to ethical working practices
  • Experience of working in insecure environments in South Sudan and managing security risks
  • Action-oriented and evidence based approach and strong drive for results;
  • Highly developed self-management, and communication skills;

    Guiding Principles and Values

  • Adherence to Save the Children Code of conduct, Child Safeguarding practices and confidentiality when interviewing or photographing children.
  • Gender mainstreaming is key to Save the Children and the donor; therefore, the lead consultant will have to ensure that the research team is gender balanced, ensuring that females are available to interact with female beneficiaries and vice versa.
  • The consultant will also take into account principles of impartiality, independence, objectivity, participation, collaboration, transparency, reliability, privacy, and utility throughout the process.

    Selection process

  • Save the Children Norway and NORAD, in line with internal procedures, will use Approved Quality Proforma humanitarian evaluations guidelines for select the successful consultant.
  • The guidelines require consultant to submit a proposal explaining their comprehension of the ToR and how they would approach this assignment with a summary of their methodology especially in terms of how they plan to meet the objectives, including a time planning and budget.
  • This should include a team composition with a lead consultant and at least one other experienced evaluator and a cv of each person to be involved in the assignment, including relevant experience, a detailed budget and time availability

    Submission of application

  • Interested candidates/institutions should submit a technical and financial proposal and two samples of similar previous assignments.
  • In the submission, candidates should consider that the budget will cover approximately 21 full consultant days.
  • The consultant will discuss and agree on daily rate for the proposed number of days with organization.
  • All operation and field logistics cost will be covered by save the children.
  • Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

    How to apply

  • Application Email: Please apply with a covering letter and up-to-date CV to '[email protected]' By 26th August, 2018


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