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Mon, 27 Feb 2017

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Consultant for the Overall Program Evaluation of International Medical Corps in Nepal

SCOPE OF WORK (SOW)

 

BACKGROUND:
In April and May of 2015, two major earthquakes destroyed thousands of houses and businesses in Nepal, devastated hospitals and clinics, killed over 8,000 people, and injured many tens of thousands more. Within 48 hours of the first earthquake, International Medical Corps arrived in Nepal in order to deliver life-saving emergency relief. When this emergency phase was completed in Q4 of 2015, International Medical Corps in Nepal transitioned into a dual-mandate mission, with the principal objective of becoming the leading organization which provides life-saving emergency services to communities that are affected by natural and man-made disasters, and which supports these communities with stable and dignified recovery, coupled with long-term sustainable development.

 PROGRAM BRIEF:
International Medical Corps carries out its programming through eleven Nepali partner NGOs and UNDP across the twelve districts of Bhaktapur, Dhading, Dolakha, Gorkha, Kathmandu, Kavrepalanchowk, Lalitpur, Makwanpur, Nuwakot, Rasuwa, Sindhuli, and Sindhupalchowk. The main office of International Medical Corps is located in Kathmandu, and there is one field office in Gorkha. All program activities are currently being funded through private donations.
International Medical Corps provided 220,682 people (as of December 2016) with emergency health care, medicine and medical supplies immediately after the 2015 April earthquake, further services on health and physiotherapy. Our programs in Nepal has been strengthening government health systems through the following interventions:
Emergency Medical Services (EMS): building capacity of Nepal Ambulance Services (NAS) by providing training on emergency medical services and are further supplying five fully equipped ambulances. Health Post reconstruction: reconstructing 22 devastated health posts in five earthquake affected districts (Gorkha, Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Lalitpur and Nuwakot) with basic facilities.  Physiotherapy Services: operating a physiotherapy service step-down clinic based in Gorkha in partnership with the Gorkha District Hospital. Physiotherapy services also include the provision of services through Integrated Physiotherapy and Uterine Prolapse camps. Nutrition: supported the establishment of Stabilization Centres with an objective to treat severely acute malnourished (SAM) children with medical complications in seven earthquake affected districts (Gorkha, Dolakha, Sindhupalchok, Kavrepalanchowk, Dhading, Makwanpur and Nuwakot). WASH: responded to situation through implementation of life saving WASH interventions from the onset of the emergency to the affected communities in Kathmandu valley, Dhading and Gorkha districts.  Disaster Risk Reduction: Supporting the earthquake affected people by restoring their livelihood back to normalcy through Community Infrastructure and Livelihood Recovery Programme (CILRP) focusing implemented in partnership with UNDP. GBV: programming has been implemented in two districts (Dhading and Gorkha). Female Friendly Spaces (FFS) established allowing a safe space for encouraging women and girls to create social networks, to rest, and access information on protection, health and nutrition. SRH: provided capacity building training female community-health volunteers (FCHVs) and rural healthcare providers in the utilization of mobile technology in support of women during the course of their pregnancies. International Medical Corps has been working with local partners and the Nepal Ministry of Health to transition to comprehensive SRH programming in line with the Nepal National RH and the National Adolescent Health and Development Health strategy.  MHPSS: mental-health and psychosocial support services has been provided to 78 health facilities in Gorkha, Sindhuli and Dhading. In addition, respective community members directly benefitted through MHPSS awareness activities.

OBJECTIVES:
The purpose of the consultancy is to conduct a comprehensive end of program evaluation. The evaluation will have a two-pronged approach: 1) assessing the overall program by considering all projects together as a unit; and 2) assessing individual projects using projects’ evaluation reports and focusing on conducting evaluations of the Nutrition and WASH components that have not yet conducted end line evaluations.  The overall objective of the evaluation at the program level is to understand the extent to which there was cohesive, and synergistic implementation of projects when considered in aggregate, and there was a seamless transition from acute emergency to recovery, according to the evaluation criteria of performance, effectiveness, relevancy, efficiency, impact and sustainability

TIME FRAME:
On/about March 5, 2017 to April 30, 2017

DELIVERABLES:
•          Draft evaluation plan including evaluation tools and staffing needs for approval and contract signing.
•          Final evaluation plan with data collection tools.
•          Compiled and cleaned data from all data collection activities.
•          Draft evaluation report, outlining findings and recommendations.
•          Validation workshop(s) on project-specific findings with project partners and organization’s staff.
•          Validation workshop to discuss overall findings with organization’s staff.
•          Final evaluation report.
•          In country presentation of final report and virtually with International Medical Corps headquarter.

 ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The lead consultant (national or international) with team members having expertise in all technical thematic areas mentioned in the program brief will evaluate overall program in Nepal. Evaluation consultant team will:

•          Conduct an inception meeting to clarify any issues about the program or the work to be undertaken.
•          Review documents such as: Funding documents; Updated versions of program log-frame; monitoring data; Monitoring systems; Quarterly reports; Studies/ evaluations undertaken by the projects.
•          Draft a detailed evaluation framework outlining details of the research activities to be undertaken and amend the framework in line with feedback from International Medical Corps if needed.
•          Provide drafts of any evaluation tools to be used such as questionnaires, topic guides, FGD guides, KII guides etc. to International Medical Corps and make amendments as suggested.
•          Collect and analyse data required for end of program evaluation.
•          Recruit, train and supervise data collectors, if/as they are required.
•          Provide regular updates to International Medical Corps (at intervals and in formats as agreed in advance).
•          Produce draft reports and ensure that feedback from International Medical Corps is incorporated into the finalised version within agreed timelines.
•          Conduct validation meetings with partners and International Medical Corps where initial observations and/or a summary of key findings are shared, discussed, and final feedback is collected.
•          Produce final report.
•          Conduct final presentation for HQ and IMC Nepal Country Team. 

ESSENTIAL AND RELEVANT EXPERIENCE:
•          Advanced university degree in public health, social sciences or related field.
•          An evaluation specialist (who will lead the team) with a minimum of ten years’ experience in program/project evaluation in an international development context, other member/s should have at least five years of experience in program/ project evaluation.
•          Able to plan and design evaluation approaches and research methodologies, including quantitative and qualitative research methods.
•          Possess relevant knowledge of subject matter of Nutrition and WASH, and a decent understanding of other sectors being internally evaluated by IMC [i.e., Health (Physiotherapy, EMS, PTUP camps), GBV, SRH, MHPSS, DRR] to make sure that the evaluation design and research methods are relevant and meaningful.
•          Experienced in developing and applying gender sensitive participatory research, evaluation and review methodologies in Nepal’s cultural contexts.
•          Ability to design and manage data and information systems capable of handling large datasets for monitoring and evaluation purposes.
•          Excellent analysis, writing skills including experience with data analysis software ( XLS,SPSS, STATA).
•          Knowledge and expertise in gender dynamics, emergency program decision making and civil society capacities.
•          Knowledge/understanding of spoken local languages in Nepal is desirable.

INSTRUCTION FOR APPLICANTS:
Interested and eligible individual consultants/ firm should submit following details by COB February 27, 2017 via email to recruitmentnepal@internationalmedicalcorps.org.
•          Letter of Interest (Cover Letter) and an updated Curriculum Vitae of lead consultant and other team member/s.
•          Sample of two previous evaluation reports produced by the individual consultants/ firm (as a research lead).
•          Detailed draft evaluation plan consisting of:
            - Description and roles of research team members.
            -  Work plan/time frame including methodology and deliverables.
            - Budget breakdown.

Please clearly indicate the consultancy you are applying in the subject line. This job vacancy will be treated on rolling basis.

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