Consultant for Project End-line Evaluation of Program Cyclone IDAI and Kenneth Response (m/f)


Tearfund is recruiting a Consultant for Project End-line Evaluation of Program Cyclone IDAI and Kenneth Response (m/f), to be based in Sofala, Cabo Delgado, Zambezia and Manica, Mozambique.
  • Central Mozambique was hit by a category 4 tropical cyclone (IDAI) on the 15th of March 2019 , making landfall in Sofala province (near the port city of Beira). The same weather system, before developing into a Tropical Cyclone over the Mozambique Channel, moved over northern Mozambique and Malawi on 4-9 March, causing heavy rain and floods. With maximum sustained winds of 195km/h, cyclone Idai killed more than 750 people and left almost 3 million in need of humanitarian assistance as strong winds and widespread flooding ripped apart roads, bridges, houses, schools and health facilities and submerged vast swathes of agricultural land
  • Over the last year,international assistance has been made by governments, humanitarian agencies and well wishers across all 3 countries (Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe). In Mozambique, Cyclone Idai damaged as much as 90% of Beira City and also caused widespread damage to crops and livelihoods further afield. The Pungue and Buzi rivers breached their banks exacerbating flooding in densely populated areas. In Zimbabwe, heavy rains in Manicaland and Masvingo provinces saw massive destruction. The hardest hit district of Chimanimani saw roads damaged and main access bridges washed away. The flooding was expected to exacerbate the 2019 drought in Zimbabwe. In Malawi the flooding impacted more than 922,900 people, exacerbating an already precarious situation given the flooding earlier in March. Many houses collapsed and agricultural fields washed away
  • Tearfund, an international Christian organization, has existing national programs and offices in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe, with partners present in areas affected by cyclones. Tearfund responded through partners in the three countries by financing Tearfund's own appeal launched on March 19 and the DEC appeal launched on March 23 in the first phase of the March - October 2019 response. In the second phase, financing has been reduced and Tearfund is implementing recovery programs in Mozambique using money from the Tearfund Resource and in Malawi using DEC funding. This is the first response to large-scale disasters in several countries that Tearfund has implemented since the restructuring of the International Group
  • Cyclone Idai Phase 2 is the recovery phase from the initial response of 2019. The main objective of the second phase is to support many of the affected areas across the two countries on the impacts of the Cyclone such as food insecurity which is highly prevalent, coupled with communities already having pre-existing vulnerabilities from prolonged droughts and/or flooding. It also hoped to be able to work with the local partners to enable them time to develop capacities across the disaster management spectrum. Hopefully the lessons learnt during this period and interventions started will be embedded/integrated into other long term country programmes to support communities in long term interventions
  • In Mozambique, the programme's actions were carried out by 4 partners:
  • Food for the Hungry; - Phase I and Phase II
  • CEDES (Comite Ecomenico de Desenvolvimento Social); - Phase I and Phase II
  • Kubatsirana;- Phase I
  • CODESA (Comité Diaconal Evangélico para o Desenvolvimento Social); Phase I
Program Goals in Mozambique
  • GOAL: Those affected by Cyclone Idai have their basic needs met and are supported into early recovery thus increasing their resilience to future shocks/stresses
  • PURPOSE: local partners and churches fully equipped and supported to provide quality and timely humanitarian assistance to households affected by the cyclone.
  • OUTCOME (1): partners capacity is increased to effectively deliver emergency response activities
  • OUTPUTS: Completion of the partner assessment (1.1): (1.2): (1:3): Detailed capacity building plan (developed with the partner(s), which includes aspects of finance management, HR structure, Project Management - PCM cycle), logistics and procurement
  • OUTCOME (2): Partners understand the needs of those affected by the cyclone and able to design and implement appropriate response interventions
  • OUTPUTS: Partners provided with technical inputs, training in needs assessments, monitoring and evaluations, and best practices/humanitarian standards for implementation in Phase 1
  • (2.1) - Partners are supported and facilitated in accessing humanitarian coordination mechanisms (UN Clusters etc).
  • Partners are provided with funding for response projects
  • Partners trained in safeguarding and TF Quality Standards/SPHERE Standards
  • Partners supported with procurement and finance procedures
  • GOAL To strengthen communities resilience to disasters in Mozambique
  • PURPOSE Through partners and the local church increase resilience of communities to future shocks and stresses
  • OUTCOME (1) Partners capacity is increased to effectively provide resilience activities to reduce future shocks and stresses
  • OUTPUTS: Partners provided with technical inputs, training in resilience approaches, shocks and stresses mitigation
  • (1.1): Partners are supported and facilitated in accessing protection mechanism
  • (1.2) : Partners supported with protection approaches
Purpose of the end line evaluation
  • The purpose of this assessment is to assess the project's performance and capture the project's achievements, challenges and best practices to inform future similar schedules
  • The program has come to an end and an external evaluation is needed to understand the fulfillment of the objectives of the phases 1 and 2 actions and the impact on the lives of the targeted beneficiaries
  • The assessment will also identify lessons learned, challenges and determine the adequacy of our response and as a reference for our humanitarian response to similar emergencies in the future
The end-of-program evaluation will have three specific objectives
  • Objective 1: Assess the extent to which the response actions to Cyclones IDAI and Kenneth met the needs of the beneficiaries holistically
  • Objective 2: Better understand how Tearfund and its partners are coordinated with other key actors, and how the response can connect to longer-term programming
  • Objective 3: Identify and evaluate the main lessons learned, challenges and make recommendations for future humanitarian disaster response programs in Mozambique
  • Objective 1: Assess the extent to which the response actions to Cyclones IDAI and Kenneth met the needs of the beneficiaries holistically
  • To what extent has the program achieved its intended objectives, given the time available?
  • To what extent have the results of the program activities contributed to the overall objective?
  • Was the project effective for disaster risk reduction?
  • What collaboration opportunities were used and how did they contribute to increasing the effectiveness of the program?
  • How have resources been used efficiently to implement planned activities? Cost benefit analysis of the response. How much has been spent on direct costs vs admin/support costs?
  • To what extent have the goals of the result indicators been achieved?
  • To what extent have partners delivered projects on time and on budget?
  • What alternative approaches were considered and how did Tearfund and partners choose the particular interventions?
  • What were the key decisions taken by Tearfund in the early stages and how have these impacted on the strategy delivery and partnerships?
  • How relevant were the objectives and activities, implemented by the project, in the humanitarian approach?
  • How have Tearfund’s partner responses changed in relation to the needs of those assisted and to the stated objectives of the local and national government?
  • Protection Quality standard - how have protection issues and vulnerable individuals & groups been identified, their location mapped and good practice protection applied across all of Tearfund’s partner programming?
  • Accountability Quality standard - how are communities actively engaged in the project life cycle and how does their voice influence project activities?
  • What are the positive changes brought about by this program in the intended areas?
  • What are the unintended/negative changes brought about by this project?
  • What are the external factors that played a significant role in the positive and negative changes in the community during the implementation?
  • How did the beneficiaries perceive the relevance of the project and how the activities were implemented and improved their lives? Are there stories of transformation?
  • How do beneficiaries see the relevance of the program?
  • To what extent have the project beneficiaries been reached and what mechanisms were in place to improve coverage?
  • What are the main reasons that the project provided or failed to provide to its target beneficiaries proportionate to their need?
  • Objective 2: Better understand how Tearfund and its partners are coordinated with other key actors, and how the response can connect to longer-term programming
  • How has the work of Tearfund partners been coordinated with other humanitarian actors, cluster and government?
  • To what extent have Tearfund and partners followed agreed good practice? (eg Cluster/sector strategies)?
  • To what extent was internal organizational coordination between Tearfund and partners effective to support a timely response?
Cooperation Between parties
  • How was the collaboration of the partners implementing this project to achieve the project's objectives?
  • How did Tearfund and partners work with other external partners?
  • Did the projects fit with the context of Mozambique?
  • Where are context analysis aspects taken into consideration when designing, implementing and monitoring the projects?
  • Objective 3: Identify and evaluate the main lessons learned, challenges and make recommendations for future humanitarian disaster response programs in Mozambique
  • To what extent is there consistency in what was intended to support the target group with the results achieved with the program considering aspects of humanitarian aid
  • How does our approach and initial programming reflect a focus on the long-term and partners capacity to recover more quickly, and reduce the risk of future disasters? (eg through DRR, reducing environmental degradation, involving people in their own recovery and so on)
  • How Prepared are these communities for another disaster?
  • Any resilience work or DDR training done?
  • Have the projects improved community disaster risk reduction capacities?
  • This evaluation will focus on the actions of phases 1 and 2 in the response to Cyclone IDAI and Keneth, in 4 Geographical areas, that is, in Sofala Province (Chibabava and Caia districts), where the partners CEDES and Food for the Hungry had their interventions, in the province of Zambezia (Districts of Nicoadala) where the partner CODESA had its intervention, Province of Cabo Delgado, covered by Food for the Hungry (District of Metuge) and Province of Manica covered by Kubatsirana (District of Mossurize )
  • During the intervention, CEDES covered the district of Chibabava (communities of Goonda Majaca, Gerimo and Chicuacha) and Food for the Hungry covered the district of Caia (Administrative Post of Murraca and Sena) and District of Metuge in Cabo Delgado
  • CODESA covered the communities of Dugudiua e ,Namitangurine in the district of Nicoadala
  • Note: The consultant is required to come up with a suitable methodology and relevant tools in coordination with the Tearfund DME Advisor and the rest of the Tearfund team
  • However, the consultant is advised to consider the following aspects:
  • Desk review of key documents prior to departure
  • In country key informant interviews e.g. with government officials, households(surveys of beneficiary households), other humanitarian actors
  • Consultant to decide on evaluation framework with Tearfund. Suggested frameworks are Outcome harvesting, Light Wheel, OECD DAC. However Tearfund is open to incorporating suggestions
  • Community Focus Group Discussions
  • Tearfund and partner staff interviews
  • Direct observation/project visits in-country
  • Secondary data where available
  • Discussion of initial findings with in-country Tearfund and partner staff teams while still in the country
  • Discussion of final report with Tearfund staff after submission to finalize any corrections and review
Duration and Time Frame
  • The draft report of the assessment should be submitted not later than 15 days after field work has ended The final report will be submitted not later than 1 week after the Tearfund has forwarded its comments
Deliverables/Evaluation Outputs
  • The consultant must deliver a report considering the following aspects:
  • Section 1 – Executive Summary (no more than four A4 sides)
  • Section 2 – Introduction
  • Section 3 – Methodology
  • Section 4 – Context Analysis
  • Section 5 – Project Overview
  • Section 6 – Key Findings
  • Relevance
  • Impact - Quotes and stories from Beneficiaries
  • Effectiveness
  • Efficiency
  • Sustainability
  • Coordination
  • Coherence
  • Reach
  • Connectedness
  • Section 7 – Conclusions
  • Section 8 – Key Insights
  • Section 9 – Specific Actionable and Prioritized Recommendations
  • Produce a summary of the project's results/impact in an extra document (no more than 2 pages)
Fhase/Deliverables/Payment/Working days
  • Tools development phase - presentation of the methodology and tools for research and data collection - 4
  • Fieldwork: Data collection phase - Desk review, Secondary data interviews in and field visits - 50% - 10
  • Data analysis phase - Data analysis and production of the evaluation report - 5
  • Evaluation report phase; Draft 1 Preliminary evaluation report and comments - 4; Draft 2 evaluation report and comments- 3; Final evaluation report (English and Portuguese) - 50% - 3
  • At least Master’s degree in Social Sciences, Community Development, Humanitarian Leadership Program, or a related field
  • At least 5 years’ experience in working with humanitarian sectoral programs relating to Humanitarian Response
  • Strong research skills with experience in writing case studies and/or conducting research in an NGO setting
  • Proven experience in the final evaluation of Projects
  • Excellent academic writing skills, interviewing skills, facilitation and analysis skills
  • Ability to work across cultures sensitivity
  • High level of English and Portuguese: spoken and written
  • Preferred:
  • Deep knowledge in the area of community development, as well as national and international policies related to the area
  • Strong understanding of humanitarian and evaluation ethics and a commitment to ethical working practices
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted
  • The contact person at the Tearfund is: Country Director
  • At the request of the Tearfund, the consultant shall make her/himself available for discussions of recommendations and conclusions
How to Apply
1. Documentation
  • For application the consultants delivered a technical proposal considering the following items:
  • Understanding of the issues and questions raised in the ToR
  • Data sources; how to assess the questions in the ToR
  • Research methodology, including suggested sample and size
  • Schedule of activities and traveling (timeline)
  • Proposal for a learning event/validation of evaluation findings
  • Detailed budget
  • Appropriate validated draft data collection tools (e.g. methodological guidelines, group interview questions)
  • The document must not exceed 20 pages and must be presented in English
2. Application
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