EXPRESSION OF INTEREST : Covid 19 Response Project End Evaluation

CBM Nepal Country Office

CBM International in Nepal spans across all provinces with 21 core working districts, and works through a programmatic approach to ensure inclusive development of persons with disabilities. CBM initiated its work in Nepal since 1982 and supports a diverse mix of national partners engaged in Inclusive Eye and Ear Care, Rehabilitation, Education, and Social Inclusion of persons with disabilities. Based on its core values and over 100 years of professional expertise, CBM addresses poverty both as a cause and as a consequence of disability, and works in partnership with local and national civil society organisations to create an inclusive society for all.

Detailed Job description / requirements:

EXPRESSION OF INTEREST

EOI NUMBER: 05/2021

Covid 19 Response Project End Evaluation

CBM is an international development organization, committed to improving the quality of life of people with disabilities in the poorest communities of the world irrespective of race, gender or religious belief. CBM has been working in Nepal since 1982. Our work in Nepal spans across 36 districts and based on a programmatic approach to ensure inclusive development of persons with disabilities. Based on its core values and over 100 years of professional expertise, CBM addresses poverty both as a cause and consequence of disability, and works in partnership with local and national civil society organizations to create an inclusive society for all.

This final evaluation will be commissioned by CBM Nepal Country Office. The Purpose of this evaluation is to assess both the processes and the outcomes of project and collect evidence and lessons learnt. This will be presented to the Emergency Management Team (EMT) to feed into the future strategy planning, to produce programmatic and methodological improvements.

Scope of the evaluation

The scope of the evaluation is a selection of Covid-19 Response project implementing partners, OPDs, stakeholders and beneficiaries from the project area of Sindhupalchowk and Kavre Districs of Nepal.

The appropriate scope for the evaluation will be defined jointly with CO/ ERU once the consultant has completed their literature review. 

In addition to the detail project plan along with logical framework to follow for clear objectives and results to achieve in given period of time, additional themes should be given special attention in this evaluation process such as:

  • The efficiency of the Project management Including:
    • Efficiency and quality of leadership, relationship, communication and support to Partners
    • The experience of working in consortia with other organisation – reflect on advantage and challenges
    • Adequate planning and management of human resources, finance, and project monitoring at ERU and CO level and the interaction between the two entities
    • How supported CO and partners felt throughout the implementation. Did they receive enough technical assistance?
  • The level of successful (or not ) inclusion principles implementation:
    • Participation/ involvement of organisation of persons with disabilities or individual with disabilities in planning, implementing and monitoring.
    • Effective advocacy for inclusion at all level (government, INGO, local NGO)
    • The evaluation should evaluate how well the five inclusive fundamental principles and conceptual modalities have been integrated in this project; Accessibility, OPD engagement; Representation of persons with disabilities; Promoting and ensuring equality and non-discrimination; Providing technical assistance and advice on accessibility and reasonable accommodation in the project implementation.

The evaluation should primarily enable CBM to apply the lessons learned as to whether successful programmes and good practice can be replicated in future and in the case of challenges, to possibly prevent these to occur in future similar programmes.

Evaluation Team

The evaluation team shall be made up of a professional expert in evaluation and an inclusion expert, ideally a person with lived experience of disability. The team shall be complemented by the CBM PMEL representative

The lead of the evaluation team should have ideally the following combined experiences:

  • Advanced Degree in International Development, Social Sciences or similar field related to the scope of work.
  • Proven work experience in Nepal in the field of International Development and/or Humanitarian Response
  • Proven Evaluation experience in the context of emergencies/humanitarian assistance of programmes of a similar nature and scope
  • Experience of inclusive humanitarian response
  • Ideally, the evaluator will have experience working in the context of (age and disability) inclusion and LNOB concept.

The inclusion expert will have

  • At least 5 years of work experience in a field similar to the scope of this assignment
  • Proven work experience in Nepal in the field of International Development and/or Humanitarian Response
  • Experience and knowledge of disability inclusive development
  • Experience and knowledge on Universal Design and Accessibility
  • Lived experience of disability would be an advantage

The selected consultant will be required to comply with CBM’s Safeguarding policy and sign the code of conduct.

Evaluator has responsibility for:

  • Propose the detailed methodology of the evaluation and design relevant tools (questionnaires, surveys etc.)
  • Act as the main resource for reporting from the time of the desk review onwards, i.e. preparing the desk review, inception report and final reporting
  • Incorporate inputs of other experts (either in-house or out-sourced) as specified in this TOR
  • Lead field visits and ensure coherence in meetings
  • Stimulate coordination and avoidance of unnecessary overlapping of themes
  • Deliver inception reports, draft and final reports to high standards and as per agreed timelines

Expected Deliverables

Below are key deliverables of the Project final evaluation;

Planning meeting among evaluation team members (proposed: May 1st  week) – The planning meeting will be held to discuss and clarify individual roles and responsibilities and agree on tasks such as preparing questionnaire, working on schedules, etc.

Inception Report (due by: May 2nd week) – The inception report will include the proposed methodologies, data collection and reporting plans with draft data collection tools such as interview guides, a timeframe with firm dates for deliverables, and the travel and logistical arrangements for the team.

Field visits (as mutually agreed with NCO team) – The field visits will be organized with all members and partners and as agreed by evaluation team members, country team and the partners. Accordingly, the travel and logistical arrangements will be made for the visits.

First Draft Report (due by: 15 June 2021) – A draft report, consolidating findings from the evaluation, identifying key findings, conclusions, recommendations and lessons for the current and future similar projects, will be submitted to the Management Team.

Final Report (due by: 15th July  – The final report will contain a short executive summary (no more than 3 pages) and a main body of the report. The main body of the report covers the background of the intervention reviewed, a description of the evaluation methods and limitations, findings), conclusions, lessons learned, and clear recommendations. Recommendations should outline that the project staff and the reviewers have in common or different views based on the feedback sessions to discuss the findings. The report should also contain appropriate appendices, including a copy of the ToR, cited resources or bibliography, a list of those interviewed and any other relevant materials (e.g., tools). The final report will be submitted in 2 weeks after receipt of the consolidated feedback from the CBM on the first draft report.

Duration and Phasing

The field part of the evaluation shall take place for nine days exclusive of travel during May 2021. The total evaluation will take place mainly during May 2021 with a maximum of 21 days in total.

Task

    Location

Days
Preparatory work, Desk review and inception reportKathmandu base4
Field visits (incl. FGDs, KII, meetings, etc.)Selected districts base9
Analysis and report writingHome base5
Report Finalization Home base3
Total work days
21

Costs and payments

CBM will be paid/ reimbursed to the consultants and partners according to details laid out in respective contracts. Travel and logistics will be arranged by CBM/ partners.

Application procedure and deadline

Organization/Candidate submit the following information in their application:

  • A technical proposal including understandings of the assignment, detailed proposed methodology based on the TOR, a clear work plan including coordination mechanism with evaluation team;
  • CV for team leader with list of similar experiences/assignments and a sample report
  • CV for inclusion expert with list of similar experiences/assignments
  • A financial proposal (breakdown budget inclusive of fees of inclusion expert)

Please follow the given hyperlink (Terms of Reference) to access the full TOR of the evaluation.

Complete applications should be sent by email to:

CBM Nepal Country Office; email: info.nepal@cbm.org ; clearly mention the subject line “EOI-2021-05- Covid 19 Response Project End Evaluation” in your email.

Deadline for the submission of the applications: 6 May 2021

Job Overview

Category
Openings 1
Position Type Contract
Posted Date 23 Apr, 2021
Apply Before 06 May, 2021
City