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Call for Proposal – Mid Term Review – Christian Aid Nepal Earth Quake Response

Call for Proposal

Purpose

Christian Aid is committed to assessing and improving the quality of its humanitarian programmes continually over the programme cycle. This humanitarian response of Christian Aid in collaboration with our implementing partners with lessons learnt will serve as foundation for developing effective and timely interventions in the future. As the Response action transitioned from an emergency response to recovery to risk reduction / resilience building phase, Christian Aid conducted a Real-Time Evaluation in Feb 2016. The evaluation provided key learnings which were further strengthened by Partner Capacity assessment, Multi Sector Needs Assessment (over 2 phases) to a) inform programming and b) ensure augmenting critical capacities of the current programming and served as an essential learning step.

In line with this ideology and practice, Christian Aid is keen to conduct a Mid-term review of the current phase of the earthquake response programme. The evaluation will lead to the production of succinct report with recommendations for action and/or lessons identified.

The purpose of this evaluation is to review the overall progress of the programme against the Christian Aid humanitarian response quality standards (accountability), as well as to capture emerging lessons that can feed in to improved practice in the next phase of the Nepal programme, as well as being of relevance to other operations of Christian Aid Globally (learning).

Objective

Working closely with the local programmes and M&E teams, the consultant team will conduct an evaluation of the project activities implemented under this project.

The specific objectives of this assignment are to:

1) To review the response against the CHS and assess how Christian Aid and partners meet the Standard and delivered a high quality and accountable response for diverse individuals and groups

2) To review the extent to which CA has successfully implemented its strategy for responding to this crisis, and the appropriateness of this strategy in addressing the humanitarian implications of this crisis

3) Assess the extent to which the project as a whole has delivered the anticipated objectives indicated in the log frame with specific attention to outputs, outcomes and goal.

4) Search for evidence of the goals of this project having been met in terms of both the positive and negative, intended and unintended, and also the primary and secondary effects of the programme, alongside any direct or indirect contributions to any systemic change.

5) Evaluate the accessibility, appropriateness and effectiveness of the project activities for diverse groups and individuals taking into consideration gender, age, caste and disability.

6) Assess the extent to which access to and recovery of livelihood options for earthquake-affected households has been achieved, and will likely be so by the end of April 2018.

7) Assess the key innovations used in the project that improved or worsened delivery of project goals, outcomes, outputs, and deliverables, and how the learning was used in improving project performance.

8) Analyse and comment on the sustainability of the project outcomes/impacts and suggest measures to maintain long term sustainability.

9) Assess the extent to which the programme has been implementing lesson learnt captured previously and building on previous learning

10) Document lessons learned, and also develop clear and actionable recommendations for adoption and integration into any similar future development related projects within the region and elsewhere. Developing recommendations

11)To identify good practices and persistent weaknesses, and to make recommendations both for CA’s work in response to the Nepal Earthquake and for CA’s future humanitarian response programmes

12)To promote cross-affiliate learning, identify enablers and constraints for cooperation.

Duration

The duration of the assignment is for 3 weeks in country, starting on the 24th September 2017.

Detailed ToR can be sought by e-mail request to PLama@christian-aid.org

HOW TO APPLY:

Interested consultant firms/individuals may send the proposals.

The following documents must be enclosed with the proposal-

  1. Technical proposal (with proposed plan and methodologies)
  2. Financial proposal (including administrative costs such as travels)
  3. Supporting documents (organization registration, VAT/PAN registration, latest tax clearance), as applicable
  4. CVs of individual and/or team members (including full date of birth in dd/mm/yyyy format)

Deadline: 15th September 2017

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