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Nonviolent Peaceforce (NP), an International NGO founded in 2002, recruits, trains and deploys unarmed civilians to reduce violence and protect vulnerable populations in conflict-affected areas. NP has been operating in South Sudan since 2010, and currently implement over seven projects across the country.
In December 2015, Nonviolent Peaceforce South Sudan (NPSS) with financial support from Dutch government through the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands has started implementing a three years project titled: Promoting Women’s role in Peace building and Gender-based Violence (GBV) Prevention in South Sudan. The overall goal of the project is to increase women’s participation in peace-building and protection activities to reduce the prevalence and impact of conflict and GBV on communities.
Primary objective: Promote women’s participation in peace building and protection to reduce the prevalence and impact of conflict and GBV on communities in South Sudan
Objective 1: Increase the safety and security of women and girls at imminent risk of sexual and gender based violence.
Objective 2: Improve access to and demand for post-incident support services and justice mechanisms for survivors.
Objective 3: Promote positive social-change in communities through awareness raising and outreach activities.
Objective 4: Strengthen the protective capacity of communities & establish sustainable community based protection mechanisms to prevent & respond to GBV.
Objective 5: Promote women’s substantive participation in peace and security at the local, state and national levels.
PURPOSE OF THE EVALUATION
Monitoring and evaluation is an integral part of the overall project management cycle to ensure effective oversight of the project. The end-line evaluation is intended to assess the progress made by the project in fulfilling its agreed objectives through the planned activities; to evaluate the relevance of the project to the implementation areas; and to assess the efficiency and effectiveness with which resources have been used to generate results and achieve project objectives. The end line evaluation findings will also be used as a baseline for the next phase of the project.
Specific Objectives include:
* To assess the extent to which the project outputs have been achieved taking into account the indicators given in the project document.
* To evaluate the level of contribution of the outputs towards the achievement of the expected project objectives, goal and impact.
* To assess the relevance, effectiveness, and efficiency of interventions as well as, the sustainability of the results, and the degree of satisfaction of the beneficiaries.
* To evaluate the appropriateness of the strategies and approaches used for implementing the project;
* To identify major external factors that influenced or impacted on the implementation of the project and evaluate their implication on future interventions.
* To highlight lessons learned from the project and make recommendations for future strategies.
A quantitative and qualitative cross sectional study will be conducted in four of the project implementation sites−Juba Protection of Civilians (PoC) site (Central Equatoria), BentiuPoC (Unity), Nbeg/Aweil (Northern Bahr el Ghazal) and Rumbek (Lakes). Qualitative data will also be collected from Aburoc (Upper Nile).Thus, the evaluation will involve collecting the following:
Quantitative data:to be used to measure indicators of the project expressed in terms of numbers/percentages (quantitative indicators). Information will be collected using questionnaire surveys which will be administered to a sample of households. The consultant is expected to determine the sample size which would be representative, and adequate to do basic descriptive statistics.
Qualitative data: Qualitative research methods such as Key Informant Interviews and Focus Group Discussions will be employed most importantly to substantiate (complement) the information collected through quantitative approaches.
Secondary documentation: Review of project-related documents will also be important to establish key insight relevant to the effective implementation of the project.
Proposed study design and methodology including the sample size will be discussed and agreed with NPSS at the beginning of the consultancy.
SCOPE OF WORK
The individual consultant will be expected to:
* Design the methodology for the collection of quantitative and qualitative data for the assessment.
* Revise the baseline and midterm survey tools and create any new tools necessary to answer the end line evaluation questions.
* Organize and facilitate training workshops for data collectors (NPSS will hire the data collectors) on evaluation implementation, including the evaluation protocol and tools to be used and pilot testing of the tool.
* Plan and coordinate the necessary logistics to collect the data in accordance with the selected methodology.
* Conduct the evaluation at the project location to measure key indicators as defined in the project log frame.
* Collect and analyse available secondary data to establish key insights relevant to the effective implementation of the project.
* Based upon a reading of the program documents, propose any additional topics or issues for analysis in the final evaluation.
* Share key findings and insights from the evaluation with relevant staff through consultations.
* Submit an inception report/proposal which responds to the scope of work by adding any further detail or clarification regarding the evaluation approach, method, or implementation arrangements
* Any suggested improvements to existing evaluation scope, as outlined in this document
* Field work implementation plan (to be submitted before field work begins). This field work plan should be presented to NPSS for comment, and revised as necessary prior to commencing field work
* Overall report that outlines the field work and the data cleaning
* Cleaned data sets in SPSS format with data correctly organized, variables named and labelled.
* Final survey questionnaires and qualitative data collection guides.
* Three success stories and /or case studies with photos, testimonial, and supporting quantitative data.
* A comprehensive analytical evaluation report that meets agreed formats
All deliverables – NPSS will oversee the process and be responsible for accountability and guidance throughout all phases of execution, and approval of all deliverables.
The timeframe for the evaluation is estimated between 5-6 weeks. The consultant is expected to start working in mid-January 2019 and complete all responsibilities outlined in the Scope of Work and deliverables by mid-February, 2019.
NP will facilitate and arrange payment for visa, transport to South Sudan and to all field sites. In addition, NPSS will provide accommodation and communications equipment while in country. NPSS will not provide personal computers and the consultant has to use his/her own computer. All necessary logistical arrangements for the assessment will be coordinated through the NPSS logistics department. The chosen individual consultant will coordinate with the Research Monitoring and Evaluation Adviser, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, Program Development Personnel, Program Manager and field staff in the planning and implementation of the evaluation.
SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
* Master’s degree in International and Political Affairs, Law, Development Studies, Social Sciences or related field.
* At least 7 years’ experience in the design and implementation of evaluations, assessments or baseline surveys including qualitative and quantitative data collection.
* Previous experience in the area of human rights, civic engagement, and/or protection of civilians
* Excellent knowledge and understanding of research methodologies and processes.
* Experience in the development of Monitoring and Evaluation frameworks and log-frames.
* Experience in gathering and systematizing large amounts of data
* Experience managing a diverse team and providing capacity building and training support.
* Experience developing protection projects in war and/or emergency settings.
* Proven ability to manage highly confidential and sensitive information through a protection lens.
* Experience managing projects in complex and dangerous environments
* Proven experience in producing high quality evaluation reports in English
* Experience in using quantitative data analysis applications such as SPSS or STATA
SUBMISSION OF PROPOSAL
The proposal shall include technical and financial sections. The financial section needs to describe only the consultant’s professional fee since other expenses like visa, transport, accommodation and small per diem while in country will be handled by NP. The proposal should include:
* Consultant profile including past achievements
* Introduction: A brief overview of the assignment as understood by the bidder
* Detail methodology and approach including work plan (i.e. research techniques to be used, sampling, field operation plan, quality assurance and time frame)
* Current CV of the consultant
* Detail itemized work plan
* Detailed itemized budget and price justification by unit cost per activity being proposed under the financial proposal.
* Three references from organizations that proves the capacity of the consultant to carry out an assessment/evaluation
* Annexes: Any documents, which the consultant feels will assist proposal review team in evaluating the proposal
Prospective individual consultants should submit written proposal and other details listed above to firstname.lastname@example.org, and email@example.com by5 p.m. UTC on or before December 14, 2018.
For more information about NP and its work, please go to our website: www.nonviolentpeaceforce.org