Consultancy - Final evaluation

International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, Ankara, Turkey

Skill Required:, Monitoring and Evaluation
Preferred Experience: 
Above 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
14th March, 2021


Job Description

JOB DESCRIPTION

Purpose:

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:

  • Evaluate the relevance/appropriateness of the activities especially in the earlier stages, and focusing more in depth on the shift from emergency relief in camps to longer-term recovery support in urban areas, to see how effective, efficient and coherent the transition materialized, and how relevant/appropriate the adaptation was to changing needs and context;
  • Assess the efficiency of the operational model, and whether resources could have been used more effectively;
  • Identifying the extent of coherence, coordination and complementarity with other interventions and the wider humanitarian community in Turkey;
  • Document good practices for future programming and wider organisational learning.
  • For more details around the objectives, evaluation criteria and questions, please refer to the Terms of Reference (link below).

Audience:

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.

Commissioners:

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.

Deliverables

  • Inception report. An inception report demonstrating a clear understanding of the ToR with a realistic plan of work for the evaluation is required. The inception report should include the proposed methodologies, a data collection plan for desk review and key informant interviews together with draft data collection tools such as interview guides, and a reporting plan with identified deliverables,
  • Draft report. The consultant/s will produce a draft report in English and Turkish which will be reviewed by the EMT. The consultant/s will be given feedback within 10 working days to incorporate into the final report.
  • Debriefing: Debriefing to the EMT and the operation team to discuss the initial findings, conclusions and recommendations, before submission of the final report.
  • Final report. A Final report will be submitted within 10 days after receiving the feedback from the draft report. Final evaluation report is expected to be no more than 50 pages (excluding executive summary and annexes) which highlights key findings, conclusions and recommendations. Final report will be submitted in English and Turkish.
  • Completed academic education or comparable professional experience in Humanitarian Aid required
  • The Team Leader should meet the following requirements:

Required:

  • 10 years of experience in humanitarian response mechanisms, specifically relief and recovery interventions especially in protracted crises with five years in leading evaluations in humanitarian programmes for medium-to-large scale programmes within a migration or displacement context;
  • Very good understanding of the RC/RC Movement and types of humanitarian response;
  • Previous experience in coordination, design, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation of humanitarian programmes;
  • Experience in the evaluation of both urban and camp programs and/or post disaster recovery programming and evaluation;
  • Knowledge of activities generally conducted by humanitarian organizations in the sectors of Shelter, Livelihoods and Basic Needs, Health and PSS, WASH, Social Cohesion, PGI and CEA;
  • Experience in participatory approaches to evaluations;.

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