Save The Children invitation to bid for Final Evaluation of ‘Promoting Sexual and Reproductive Health and Family Planning Services Jobs in Ethiopia

Save The Children invitation to bid for Final Evaluation of ‘Promoting Sexual and Reproductive Health and Family Planning Services Jobs in Ethiopia


Job Id: 200046

Category: Consultancy and Training
Location:
Career Level: Senior Level (5+ years experience)
Employment Type: Contract
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Job Description

1. Background and Context Analysis
Save the Children is the world leading independent non-profit organization for children. In Ethiopia, it operates across all regions with a vision of creating a world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, and education.

Its mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting changes in their lives.

The overall objective of the project was; to contribute to an improvement of the wellbeing of the most vulnerable communities in Ethiopia through better sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services and informed family planning (FP) choices.

Specific objectives of the project was to improve the demand for and access to quality SRH and FP services of the most marginalized and vulnerable women and adolescents, living in 20 Woredas of Amhara and Afar Regional State.

The project has been directly targeted 1,200,000 marginalized and vulnerable women and adolescents aged between 15-49, with a special focus on 144,000 adolescent girls aged between 15-19 years in Amhara and Afar Regions.

Grassroots interventions was carried out in 10 Kebeles1 per Woreda, giving a total of 200 targeted Kebeles. The project also targeted 200,000 young males, 10,600 community leaders, elders and policy makers, 1200 teachers; 500 law enforcement officers; 400 health workers at all levels, 400 Health Extension Workers (HEWs) and 13,250 Health Development Armies members (HDAs) and volunteers; 200 local relevant authorities (Zonal and Woreda government sectors).

Indirectly the Action also targeted 2,400,000 inhabitants in the 20 selected Woredas in both Afar and Amhara Regional States.

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2. Consultancy Service Description

Purpose of the Evaluation

The overall purpose of the final evaluation is to assess whether the project objectives were achieved and brought the expected outcome in the lives of marginalized women and girls in Afar and Amhara region.

The evaluation findings are also intended for learning and accountability purposes. Moreover, the evaluation study will document key findings, lessons learned, and recommendations which will be shared with the youth groups, key government stakeholders, nors, and other organizations working on SRH area in order to inform future work.

Last but not least, the findings of the evaluation are expected to give direction for future interventions in Save the Children’s SRH programming and will be shared with the Ministry of Health to influence policy level discussion.

3. Objective of the Endline Evaluation
3.1. Major Objective

The major objective of the endline evaluation is to measure the project outcomes against the intended plans; and assess the overall project relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, coordination, impact and sustainability.

3.2. Specific Objectives

The specific objectives of the evaluation include both the outcome and evaluation objectives of the project. Outcome objectives

(a) To what extent the project contributes to the reduction of maternal mortality ratio in Ethiopia

(b) To what extent the project contributes to the reduction of HIV prevalence (15-49 years) in Ethiopia

(c) To assess the % increase in skilled antenatal care coverage in project intervention sites in Amhara and Afar regions compared to the baseline and intended planned outcomes.

(d) To assess the % increase the total demand for FP methods in project intervention sites in Amhara and Afar regions compared to the baseline and intended planned outcomes.

(e) To determine the % improvement in community knowledge, attitude and practices on SRH, HIV and social and cultural factors contributing to high maternal deaths and morbidities compared to the baseline and intended planned outcomes.

(f) To determine the % increase in contraceptive prevalence rate in project intervention sites in Amhara and Afar regions compared to the baseline and intended planned outcomes.

(g) To assess the % increase in proportion of deliveries attended by skilled health personnel in project intervention sites in Amhara and Afar regions compared to the baseline and intended planned outcomes.

(h) To determine the % increase in proportion of health centers that provide Basic Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care according to national quality standards in project intervention sites
in Amhara and Afar regions compared to the baseline and intended planned outcomes.

(i) To assess the % reduction of incidence of social and cultural factors contributing to high maternal deaths and morbidities and barriers of access to maternal care services in project intervention sites in Amhara and Afar regions by the end of the project compared to the baseline and intended planned outcomes.

(j) To assess the % increase in allocation, distribution and utilization of SRH-FP available resources by target health offices and woreda cabinets by 2019” compared to the baseline and intended planned outcomes.

Evaluation Objectives

(k) To what extent the project is appropriate to the priorities and policies of the target group, recipient and donor

(l) To measure whether the project achieve its intended objectives

(m) To what extent the project adapted the most cost effective process and strategies to achieve the intended project objectives

(n) To assess both intended and unintended results and impacts of the project on the effort to reduce maternal mortality and family planning coverage in the project implementation sites

(o) Assess to what extent the project activities and benefits will be incorporated in the government plan and continue benefiting the communities after the end of the project

(p) To assess the degree of participation and coordination of various stakeholders and involvement in the project design, implementation and evaluation;

(q) Assess the extent to which the project has been accountable to the target groups (women, adolescents, youth, and the wider community).

(r) To identify and document lessons learnt (4 case reports) due to the project implementation, and recommend the best practices for long term Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health (ASRH) and family planning program improvements

The evaluation will collect evidence on the accomplishments of all expected results as outlined in the project document, indicators, logical framework, and the detailed implementation plans.

The study will get data from community members living in target Kebeles (in particular: girls, adolescents, women, traditional leaders, parents), target health facilities, schools, youth/women clubs and associations, key government stakeholders.

The study will also assess the effect of child migration on SRH-FP implementation in target Woredas and Kebeles. Women, adolescent girls and boys will be active participants in the process of tools design and study implementation.

How to Apply

  • Application Requirement

    Expression of interest: a cover letter with a maximum of one page introducing the consulting firm with an expression of interest to carry out the work as described in this ToR.

    Technical proposal: This should include, but not limited to, understanding of the ToR with critical reflection on the consultancy assignment, methodology (with extremely strong emphasis, should be detailed with clear presentation), tentative work plan, proposed team qualification and experience, others.

    Note that once the consultancy firm has been selected to undertake the study, SCI will not accept changes on the team composition.

    Financial proposal: This should outline the detail financial breakdown per each of the proposed activities.

    5. How to Apply

    The detailed Terms of Reference (TOR) for the Consultancy Should Be Collected in hard copy from Save the Children Ethiopia Country Office in Addis Ababa, situated around Bisrate Gabriel Church from February 27,2019 up to March 12,2019

    Save the Children Ethiopia Office

    At the Main Security Gate

    Dire Complex, Behind Bisrate Gabriel Church

    P.O Box 387

    Tel 011 3 72 84 55-61 or 011 6 53 51 74

    Addis Ababa

    Applications with non-returnable at least 2 samples of previous work (electronic format) related to this assignment together with the expression of interest, two copies of technical and financial proposal should be submitted via the following address physically.

    Interested applicants should submit two separate sealed documents in which one document should include the technical proposal including of the proposed professional(s) with supporting document that shows previous work experience.

    The second document should include professional fee stated work along with copy of renewed Consultancy License to the above mentioned address of Save the Children, Ethiopia Country Office before or on March 12, 2019 at 4:00 P.M in person.

    Bid shall be submitted in the box ready at Procurement unit for this purpose

    Save The Children invitation to bid for Final Evaluation of ‘Promoting Sexual and Reproductive Health and Family Planning Services Jobs in Ethiopia

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