Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) seeks to evaluate the relevance/appropriateness, efficiency and coherence of the actions implemented under the International Appeal Turkey: MDRTR003 – Turkey Population Movement from November 2012 to June 2021, by building upon and integrating findings from primary data collection and analysis conducted under the scope of already completed assessments, studies and evaluations.
The key objectives of this exercise are to:
Turkish Red Crescent Society (TRCS), IFRC, other Red Cross and Red Crescent (RC/RC) Movement actors, donors, other stakeholders and partners involved in and contributing to the operation. The findings, recommendations and lessons learned will be specifically used by TRCS and IFRC for planning and response preparedness for similar operations in the future.
This evaluation is being commissioned by the IFRC Turkey Delegation jointly with IFRC Regional Office for Europe in compliance with IFRC Evaluation Policy for final evaluations.
Reports to: The consultants (Team Leader, and a second Evaluator) will report to the Evaluation Management Team (EMT).
Duration: This consultancy will be for approximately eight weeks (40 working days).
Location: T15 he evaluation will take place in IFRC Turkey Delegation located in Ankara, Turkey and 16 Community Centres in 15 locations (Istanbul (Bagcilar and Sultanbeyli), Ankara, Sanliurfa, Kahramanmaras, Konya, Bursa, Kocaeli, Izmir, Gaziantep, Adana, Mersin, Hatay, Kilis, Mardin and Kayseri) if COVID-19 related restrictions allow in-country presence. Desk review of key documents and interviews with stakeholders can be alternatively conducted online/remotely with the support of the IFRC Turkey delegation.
Application requirements: The consultancy for this final evaluation requires understanding of the International RC/RC Movement and experience of evaluating programmes that i) are large in scale, ii) saw the transition from relief to recovery in the context of protracted crisis especially displacement and migration iii) included a variety of sectors such as Shelter, Livelihoods and Basic Needs, Health, Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Protection, and Social Cohesion, iv) incorporated cross-cutting subjects of community engagement and accountability (CEA), gender, inclusion and information management. The major focus of the evaluation is expected to be on learning for the future programming.
The evaluation team will consist of 2 members: a Team Leader, and a second Evaluator. The Evaluators are expected to provide an independent, objective perspective as well as technical experience on evaluations. The Evaluation team will coordinate directly with the EMT.
The Evaluation team will be expected to develop a detailed methodology for this evaluation in the inception report, which needs to be approved by the EMT. The EMT consists of the IFRC Programme Coordinator for Turkey, who will ensure coordination with: IFRC Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting (PMER) Delegate and / or Officer in Turkey, IFRC Regional Office in Budapest (PMER and DCC), TRCS` Community-Based Migration Programme team as well as other representatives from the TRCS. The EMT will ensure coordination between the IFRC Regional Office in Budapest, the IFRC Delegation in country and representatives from the implementing NS. The EMT will support the Evaluation Team with establishing contact with relevant stakeholders in the implementing NS, and with developing modalities to ensure remote and, if feasible, on-site access for conducting the evaluation. The EMT is tasked with reviewing and approving the deliverables listed below.
The methodology is expected to include review and analysis of key documents and key informant interviews.
Desk review: Conducting a desk review of documentation, including the Appeal, Plan of Action, proposals, operation updates, revisions, pledge-based reports, M&E data available on indicator tracking tables (ITTs), final reports to backdonors, beneficiary satisfaction surveys and internal assessments. This work can be done remotely.
Key informant interviews: The Evaluation team needs to interview a sufficient number of persons having been involved in the operation to have a solid overview of the different phases. This includes persons from IFRC and TRCS. Most of the involved persons have left the operation and it could be challenging to reach out to those who were part of the operation in the earlier years of the Appeal. However, online interviews can be arranged where possible with the support from the Programme staff. A list of possible interviewees will be shared upon selection. This work can be done remotely via online meetings as needed.
FGDs and surveys/interviews with beneficiaries were already conducted as part of the MADAD Evaluation and the Endline Study for the ECHO-funded Protection action for the 2017 – 2020 period. Related findings can be directly incorporated from these reports as relevant to ensure no duplication of efforts.
For more details, please refer to the Terms of Reference.