Consultancy for Project Evaluation
Position Title : Consultant (Final Project Evaluation)
Duration of Contract: July – October 2023 (4 months)
Targeted Location: 9 camps along the Thai-Myanmar border
Closing Date for submission of Proposals: 22 June 2023
COERR (Catholic Office for Emergency Relief and Refugees) Foundation is seeking a qualified Consultant to conduct an evaluation for its project entitled “Strengthening Self-reliant Food Production Capacities - CHIWIT DEE DEE (Better Life)” for the Myanmar refugees living in nine camps along the Thai-Myanmar border. The evaluation will primarily focus on outcomes (what the project achieved). It aims to: (1) establish and understand whether, and how, expected and unexpected outcomes occurred; (2) identify factors that affected activities, outputs and outcomes from occurring; (3) assess the sustainability of results; and (4) draw lessons that may inform future programming. The evaluation should have a strong learning objective in that it should reflect on what has worked and what has not worked so well, and identify ways to enhance the relevance, efficiency, effectiveness, impact and sustainability of future similar interventions.
Profile of the Consultant/Team
- The selected consultant (or team of consultants) should have demonstrated experience in results-based project evaluation
- At least a Bachelor’s degree in international law, international relations, human rights, social sciences, political sciences or related field;
- Minimum 7 years of experience in designing, implementing and overseeing project evaluations or combination of education, training and experience;
- Experience with qualitative and quantitative M&E data collection and analysis methods;
- Experience in working in politically sensitive countries and ability to maintain security and confidentiality considerations throughout the evaluation process and beyond;
- Inter-cultural communication skills;
- Strong facilitation, presentation, and communication skills;
- Strong ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing;
- Preference will be given to candidate/team able to speak Thai, Karen and/or Burmese;
- Team player with the ability to closely collaborate with COERR team and project stakeholders.
- Proven experience in delivering professional services to not for profit organisations;
- Strong knowledge in the situation of Myanmar refugees in Thailand;
- Knowledge and experience in human rights and gender issues;
- Strong knowledge of the Thai context in relation to security issues related to the dissemination of communication materials in relation with refugees;
- Respect towards cultural and religious diversity;
- The consultant must commit to comply with MOI regulations on accessing and conducting activities in the camps and comply with COERR Code of Conduct.
Deliverables: The following structure for the final evaluation report is provided to serve as a guide:
- Executive summary. (Max. 5 pages.)
- Introduction: presenting the purpose of the evaluation exercise, the evaluation questions to be addressed, the workplan and the main results obtained. (Max. 2 pages.)
- Description of the intervention assessed: setting out the objectives and logical structure of the planning of the Program. A brief description of the Project should be included, referring to any relevant background. Organisation and management procedures should be described, identifying the main actors involved and indicating the economic, social, political and institutional context in which the intervention is taking place. (Max. 3 pages.)
- Methodology used for the evaluation, explaining the methodology and techniques used during the evaluation, as well as any conditioning factors for and limits to the study carried out. (Max. 5 pages.)
- Analysis of information compiled, beginning with the analysis of the documentation compiled, followed by data and evidence collected in the camps in the course of fieldwork. This section should address the questions and evaluation criteria established in advance. Any evidence found related to the evaluation questions set should be presented, together with interpretations of that evidence.
- Conclusions: Setting out the main conclusions drawn in respect of the evaluation criteria established and including the strong and weak points of the project.
- Lessons learned: obtained from the overall conclusions of the evaluation, indicating any best practices that might be extrapolated
- Recommendations: Beginning with the conclusions set out in the report, recommendations should be made with a view to improving the following project implementing period. It is important for these recommendations to be specific and feasible in the remaining Program-implementation time, indicating the actor(s) to whom these recommendations are specifically being made.
- Annexes: including the TOR, the methodology adopted, the information-compiling tools used, the work plan, the make-up and description of the mission, views expressed and comments made by the various actors on the draft report, and any other information considered relevant
- Electronic version of the Final Report and Annexes in MS Word and /or Excel format
- A PowerPoint presentation, setting out the main findings, conclusions and recommendations of the evaluation, max. 20 slides. This is to be presented by the consultant at a debriefing meeting with the COERR Management Team.
Requirements for the Presentation of Proposals (English only):
- Technical proposal. The proposal should clearly outline (i) the candidate-consultant’s key skills and experience that are relevant to this evaluation; (ii) a concise description of the desired evaluation approach and key principles that will inform her/his work; (iii) a detailed cost justification; (iv) the names and contact information for references regarding three recent consultancies conducted by the consultant.
- Financial proposal/offer expressed in Thai Baht. The Budget for the contract of services not exceeding 500,000 Baht. It must be all inclusive (including VAT and/or any other relevant taxes, travel cost, accommodation, eventual translation services and any other cost during onsite visits). The payment procedure will follow COERR Foundation procedures.
- CV of the consultant/consultant team.
Submission of Proposals: In digital format through E-mail.
Mr. Juventino Mendoza: email@example.com
Ms. Nattaya Cherdchuen: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms. Chiranan Liengwitayakhun: email@example.com
Note that COERR may ask for examples of previous work after reviewing the application materials. Due to the volume of applications, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
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