SFCG - Consultancy - Final Evaluation Consultant Jobs in Nigeria

SFCG - Consultancy - Final Evaluation Consultant Jobs in Nigeria



As the project is coming to an end, Search needs to undertake a comprehensive and cost-effective external final evaluation. The evaluation will cover relevant DAC criteria, including criteria such as relevance, effectiveness, and impact of the project. Key principles that should drive the design of the final evaluation are the Common Ground Approach, Conflict Sensitivity, Do No Harm principles, the best interest of the child and UNICEF’s equity approach.


The objectives of the assessment are to:Evaluate the relevance and appropriateness of this intervention, based on local need and conditions, as well as the best interest of the children;

  • Evaluate the effectiveness of this intervention in teams of approach used, challenges, and which activities are the most effective or least effective and why;
  • Evaluate the impact of this intervention, on children associated with armed groups, children not associated with armed groups and on their communities;
  • Evaluate how the project has coordinated with and leveraged on similar efforts by government and non-government partners, and to what impact;
  • Document lessons learnt that should be factored in if this type of intervention is to be replicated in a different intervention or scaled up.
  • Suggest clear and actionable recommendations for future reintegration programming in the region.


    Methodology

    The study will adopt a mixed methods approach. The proposed methodology is to be clearly stated in the technical offer, detailing why the methodology is preferred and its relevance to the state and purpose of the evaluation. In addition, the technical offer should include details on logistics and roll-out of the study: who the target respondents will be and why, how will they be identified or recruited, how data collection and data quality assurance will be carried out, as well as how data analysis will be done.

    The assessment will target community residents in the locations where the project is being implemented,, as listed above and as logistically feasible. Tools for the assessment will be developed by the consultant and/ or team in collaboration with Search’s DME staff.


    The Inception and Final Reports will be developed by the consultant and/or team, and reviewed and approved by Search The tools will be administered in the identified communities and the data analyzed by the consultant and/or team chosen to perform this research.


    Responsibilities


  • An inception report detailing the proposed method, study matrix, and work plan. It is to be approved by Search’s DME staff before starting data collection.
  • Research tools (developed by the candidate and/or team with the input of Search’s DME staff)
  • Draft report for review by Search staff and other stakeholders
  • Final Report (maximum 30 pages, excluding appendices), consisting of but not excluded to: Executive Summary, Methodology, Findings and Analysis, Conclusions, Lessons Learned and Recommendations. The report should be structured according to the evaluation questions. A template for baseline research within Search will be provided.
  • All data collected for this research including audios and transcripts for all interviews, and quantitative data entered in a template, based on the methodology used
  • Appendices, including data collection tools and list of interviewees
  • A power point presentation summarizing the report’s findings


    Requirements


  • Graduate degree in Conflict Studies, Social Work or other relevant degree is an added advantage;
  • 5 years or more of experience in evaluations and large-scale qualitative and quantitative studies with international organizations;
  • Experience in evaluating programs relating to community development, peacebuilding, and conflict resolution;
  • Experience in evaluating programs relating to reintegration, psycho-social support, child education and development, or livelihoods will be an added advantage;
  • Prior work experience in Borno State, Nigeria;
  • Strong analytical skills;
  • Excellent written communication and report writing skills in English;
  • Demonstrated experience in leading large scale research in the specific context of the Borno state, including ability to recruit a research team locally as needed;
  • Ability to communicate fluently in English;
  • Knowledge of languages indigenous to Borno state such as Hausa and Kanuri will be an added advantage;
  • Ability to be flexible with time and work schedule.


    How to Apply


    Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 30th May, 2019


    For more information and job application details, see; SFCG - Consultancy - Final Evaluation Consultant Jobs in Nigeria


    “Supporting the Socio-Economic Reintegration of Children” and the application should hold four attachments:

  • 1 technical offer detailing the methodology, time frame and size of the evaluation team proposed (max 4 pages);
  • 1 resume of lead researcher biography of the evaluator/ evaluation team demonstrating relevant experience/ knowledge (max 5 pages);
  • 1-2 examples of past large-scale research where candidate was the lead evaluator;
  • 1 financial offer (Excel) detailing the costs of the budget detailing honorarium, accommodation and traveling costs, field recruitment if necessary;
  • 2 references of organizations who can verify the quality of the consultant’s work.
  • Submitted offers will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and selection made according to the following criteria:

  • Quality of the financial offer: realism of the proposed costs, adequacy between the budget and the technical offer;
  • Consultant's ability to conduct qualitative and quantitative studies, knowledge of methodology and field of research;
  • Consultant's ability to conduct the study on time;
  • Consultant's ability to recruit local data collection teams on site;
  • Quality of reports proposed by the consultant as a sample;
  • Other: the quality of the drafting of the offer will also be evaluated.


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