Terms of Reference for Final Evaluation of Rural Emergency and Trauma System Strengthening (RETSS) Project

International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)

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Terms of Reference for Final Evaluation of Rural Emergency and Trauma System Strengthening (RETSS) Project

Evaluation Purpose

The RETSS Project has been implemented over four and half years (January 2017- July 2021) in two districts of Nepal. The overall purpose of this Evaluation is to assess the processes, achievements made and the overall experience to draw lessons learned that will inform the development of similar projects since the project was the first of its type for CRC. Further, the evaluation is intended to further understand what has worked and what has not worked during the planning and implementation phase.

The objective of the evaluation is to contribute to improving an aid policy, procedure, or technique for similar kind of projects in the future and to replicate the learnings into other parts of the country or in new countries.

Contribute to organizational learnings (what went well and what could have been done better), using the results of evaluation to better manage and deliver our programs and services.

To document best practices that could potentially be replicated in future programming, specifically on the component concerning the Type B Ambulances.

The evaluation shall explore NRCS/CRC partnership with different stakeholders including the MOHP/NHTC, Hospitals, academic institutions and provide strategic recommendations to foster the relationship.

Empower stakeholders: evaluations may create opportunities for beneficiaries, diverse women and men and people of other genders, to provide useful feedback, or potentially to improve diversity and inclusion in future planning.

NRCS: RETSS project is a unique project not only for the Nepal Red Cross Society (NRCS) but also in the country of Nepal which was implemented in full-fledged status in the unique context of recovery phase of Nepal earthquake 2015. This project has brought together the multiple key agencies at different levels including Government agencies and medical universities (Dhulikhel Hospital, Kathmandu University Hospital (DHKUH) and Centre for Global Surgery-McGill University Health Centre (CGS-MUHC)) in the implementation. There is not any structured/ established emergency and trauma management system in Nepal including the prehospital care services. In this backdrop it is very crucial to know the actual outcome/impact of the project and the value addition of engaging multiple agencies in the project so that similar activities/modalities can be replicated in the country. The findings of the evaluation can support in advocating to establish/strengthen the emergency and trauma management system in Nepal. The findings can also be used as a tool for fundraising to replicate similar activities in other countries or other parts of Nepal. Further, the evaluation findings will help NRCS and CRC to identify the relevancy of such projects in the context like Nepal.

CRC: This evaluation serves both learning and accountability purposes. However, the emphasis is on learning. The main purpose of the final evaluation of RETSS project is to document the project outputs and assess the level of achievement of the immediate and intermediate outcomes. To assess the extent of the project’s achievements in terms of their contribution to improvements to the health and wellbeing of emergency and trauma patients in the target districts. The evaluation outcomes and recommendations will highlight the key lessons learned from this unique project and inform future planning and implementation modalities

Lessons learned about closing the gaps on services for people of diverse genders and exclusion, such as generally between men and women in different age groups, lower castes women and men, disabled and elderly. The focus, from a PGIE perspective, must be the access to services by different groups (women, lower castes, disabled, elderly) through community engagement, and protection and child protection policies (PSEA, CoC, CP) in place, implemented through socialization, awareness of implications and referral pathways, etc.

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Interested applicant should submit their Expression of Interest through signed and stamped documents (hard copies not in pen drive) in a sealed envelope, no later than  01st December 2021 close of business at 17.00 hrs at the following address:

 International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)

C/O, Nepal Red Cross Society National Headquarters

Red Cross Marg, Soaltee mode, Kalimati Kathmandu.  

Job Overview

Category Development and Project
Openings 1
Position Type Contract
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Posted Date 17 Nov, 2021
Apply Before 01 Dec, 2021
City Kathmandu