External Evaluation of Cyclones Idai & Kenneth Responses in Mozambique


Oxfam is recruiting for External Evaluation of Cyclones Idai & Kenneth Responses in Mozambique, to be based in Maputo, Mozambique.
Background and rationale for the evaluation
  • Oxfam in Mozambique developed its comprehensive strategy and plan to respond to the cyclones in Mozambique immediately after the cyclone Idai in March 2019 which was reviewed and revised in April to include the cyclone Kenneth response. It was later further revised in June based on the changing context and emerging humanitarian needs. The overall objective of Oxfam’s cyclones response is “to provide life-saving assistance, protection, dignity and safety for people affected by Cyclone Idai and Kenneth”
Objectives of the cyclone idai and kenneth response program evaluation
  • The primary objective of this evaluation is to assess the performance of the cyclone responses across the different sectors and components in relation to the set objectives in the revised cyclones response strategy
  • The outcome of this evaluation is expected to also generate key lessons learnt that will be applied in future responses in Mozambique and similar CAT 1 responses for Oxfam. The measurement for which the evaluation would be tailored on the Core Humanitarian Standards’ nine commitments and quality criteria
Expected scope of the evaluation
  • The scope being outlined are recommendations but must be reviewed, to take into account the current realities posed by Covid-19 and the restrictions that are being imposed by the local government units and agencies governing these proposed areas for the evaluation
  • The evaluation shall be conducted for Oxfam’s Cyclones Responses Programme composed of multiple projects and donor funding in Sofala, Zambézia and Cabo Delgado provinces of Mozambique
  • The evaluation shall be both qualitative and quantitative in nature
  • Apart from the Core Humanitarian Standards, the evaluation shall be primarily conducted in the back drop of Oxfam’s humanitarian dossier and Oxfam Country Strategy (OCS) for Mozambique
  • The evaluation shall be conducted using diverse range of methodologies with a good balance between desk review and field visits to programme sites; the consultant is expected to visit at least 5 districts (2 districts in Sofala and Zambezia provinces each and 1 district in Cabo Delgado)
  • The evaluation findings, analysis and recommendations shall include comparative advantages and disadvantages between Oxfam’s direct implementation and local NGO partners led response
  • The evaluation findings, analysis and recommendations shall be specific in nature
  • The evaluation finding and analysis shall include gender segregated information
  • The evaluation findings shall be substantiated with evidences (e.g. case studies, human interest stories, quotes, good practices etc.)
  • The following internal stakeholders shall be involved during the evaluation process:
  • Oxfam’s Humanitarian Response Programme team
  • Oxfam’s SAF humanitarian Team
  • Oxfam’s Global Humanitarian Team (GHT)
  • Following external stakeholders shall be involved during the evaluation process:
  • Affected populations (Direct and Indirect)
  • Government of Mozambique (especially INGC and line ministries)
  • UN clusters (Primarily WASH, Health, Food Security)
  • Technical Working Groups on Livestock, Cash and AWD)
  • Humanitarian I/NGOs operational in the Idai and Kenneth responses
Eligibility criteria
  • An individual or a team of highly motivated, professionally qualified and experienced personnel
  • Proven experience (7-10 Years) and conversant in conducting evaluation of large scale and complex program - multi sector Humanitarian Response programme (preferably cyclone response) having WASH, EFSVL, Protection and gender focus in multiple countries
  • Experience of conducting similar exercises in SAF preferably in the three provinces of Mozambique
  • Extensive experience consulting international humanitarian organizations globally and specifically in Mozambique
  • Having readily available team of competent professionals (preferably having master’s degree) aligned with programme focus (WASH, EFSVL, Gender and Protection)
  • Excellent analytical and research skills
  • Excellent attention to detail and evidence of high quality outcome from past assignments
  • Fluent in verbal and spoken English
  • Excellent facilitation skills
  • Sensitive to local cultural and customary practices
  • Ability to accomplish the planned deliverables as indicated above within 6-8 weeks
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted
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  • Duration: The entire assignment is expected to be completed within 6 – 8 weeks. Final work plan shall be agreed with the winning consultant before signing of the agreement
  • The bidder shall bear all cost associated with preparation and submission of the application
  • The bidder shall submit duly signed one (1) copy of technical and one (1) copy of financial proposal
  • The completed bid shall be submitted through email below or latest by 5 PM (UK Time), 30 th of June 2020. The bids not submitted in the below format will be automatically rejected
  • Clarifications (if any) while preparing bid can be sought from Felisberto Afonso (Humanitarian Program Manager) during working hours from Monday to Friday through contact details, felisberto.afonso@oxfam org
  • Confidentiality: All the outputs/products e.g. reports, documents, information produced under this assignment will be treated as property of Oxfam and consequently confidential. So, the above-mentioned outputs or any part of it can’t be sold, used or reproduced in any manner by the assigned organization/individual without prior permission from Oxfam
How to Apply
1. Documentation
  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
2. Application
  • Send your Documentation to with the Subject line “External Evaluation of Cyclones Idai & Kenneth Responses in Mozambique”
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