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Consultant to undertake Final Evaluation for EASE, I-LIFT, and Qualcomm Projects(Re-announcement)

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Organization : Save the Children International
Type : Nonprofits / องค์กรไม่แสวงหาผลกำไร
Date : 9 Oct 2017
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Deadline : 19 / October / 2017

Terms of Reference

Consultant to undertake Final Evaluation for EASE, I-LIFT, and Qualcomm Projects

  1. Background

The EASE (Ensuring Appropriate Safeguarding for Emigrant and Trafficked Children) and I-LIFT (Improving Legal Institutions and Follow-up of) project build on an initial 2015 emergency response to the influx of trafficked and smuggled families from Myanmar and Bangladesh to Thailand’s southern provinces. This rapid response from May to December 2015 contributed to initiate a long-term programming design through shelter and beneficiary assessments, relationship strengthening with key government offices and shelter staff, and piloting protection and education interventions. EASE project aims to continue this initial response, developing sustainable capacities and systems within the shelters that house migrant families, and advocating for long-term policy change that will ensure the best interests of children and their families, whilst I-LIFT keens on improving trafficking victims' access to judicial proceedings and advocating for the rights of trafficked Rohingya from Myanmar and Bangladesh to have protection - from abuse, exploitation, and re-victimization.

In partnership with Human Rights and Development Foundation (HRDF), Save the Children has carried out the collaboration to deliver quality services regarding legal assistance to the trafficked children who are our targets. Since 2016, Save the Children has worked closely with HRDF and shelters to provide legal assistance and psychosocial support. This includes support during judicial proceedings (pre-trial, trial, and post-trial phases) in Suratthani Welfare Protection Centres’ for Survivors of Trafficking in Persons. This trial case is known as the Hua Sai case.  

In early 2017, Save the Children received some additional small funding from Qualcomm to further develop Education in Emergencies program for displaced children residing in shelters. The objective was to strengthen institutions responsible for children residing in shelters in Thailand and for them to have access to safe learning environments and trauma sensitive education services.

Save the Children signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Department of Anti-Trafficking in Persons (DAT)[1], the Office of the Permanent Secretary, and the Ministry of Social Development and Human Security (MSDHS) for the Collaboration to Support the Activities to Protect Child Victims of Human Trafficking. The official agreement emphasizes collaboration between Save the Children, central government, and all shelters for trafficked victims. The endorsed MoU highlights key outcome on improving the standards of care and protection for victims of trafficking, particularly children, in all shelters through the Save the Children Child Safeguarding policy.

  1. Purpose and scope of this consultancy:

Save the Children intends to conduct a final (external) evaluation of EASE, I-LIFT, and Qualcomm project to generate substantive evidence based knowledge by identifying good practices and lessons learned from intended impact and unintended consequences of the project interventions (Result Framework in Annex I). This evaluation is intended to assess the extent of change that has taken place in the lives of targeted children, quality of service provided, related policy and standards and to determine its significance on the well-being of children as well as to assess partnerships among Save the Children, partner organizations and government agencies. The results from this evaluation will be highly useful in providing recommendations for the future project strategy.

The overall objectives of this consultancy include:

The evaluation should include assessment and discussion around relevancy, effectiveness, efficiency, impacts and sustainability as per the OECD/DAC criteria.
Design and methodology:

An independent consultant will be recruited to lead this evaluation. The project is being implemented in three the Welfare Protection Centre for Victims of Trafficking in Persons in Suratthani, Ranong and Songkla province and two Home for Children and Family in Phang Nga and Ranong province. This evaluation expects to collect information to adequately represent all project locations.

It is anticipated the methodology for this evaluation will comprise:

Literature/ Desk review

Secondary data collection

Primary data collection

Data Analysis

Discussion of findings with selected experts

  1. Timeframe

The consultant will be required to dedicate an estimated 23 days’ time to this consultancy work during November - January 2017 period, subject to the requirements and agreements with Save the Children.

  1. Schedule and deliverables

Deliverables

Timeframe

Remarks

Inception report and work plan

-          Mapping of available data and plan for data collection

-          Draft of evaluation framework

-          Draft of evaluation tools

7 days after confirmation of contract

Desk review process: Save the Children will review and approve the Inception report within 5 working days

Submission of finalized Inception report and planning with Project Coordinator

October 2017

 

Consultations with Save the Children

October 2017

 

 Data collection and consultation with beneficiaries and communities

-          Hiring and training of enumerators

November-December 2017

 

Presentations of preliminary findings to Save the Children

-          Presentation file shared with Save the Children at least 3 days prior to the presentation

January 2018

 

First draft of reports with recommendations in English

Late-January 2018

Save the Children will provide feedback on the first draft within 5 working days

Final draft of reports

-          Evaluation summary report (1-2 page in English and Thai

-          Full report (25 pages maximum excluding appendices) in English and Thai

31st January 2018

The report should meet Save the Children’s Evaluation Report Checklist (Annex II)

Dissemination event

-          Presentation of key findings & lessons learned

-          Action planning

Early February 2018

 

 All materials collected in the undertaking of the consultancy process should be submitted to the MEAL team focal point prior to the termination of the contract.

  1. Management of the consultancy:

The consultant(s) will report to EASE/ILIFT/Qualcomm Project Coordinator, with technical support from Children Protection Specialist and Program Development and MEAL Coordinator who will provide inputs throughout the evaluation process including on the proposed methodology and data collection tools, analysis and interpretation and recommendations. Furthermore, the Project Implementation team will support logistics and arrangements for field work. Support requirements for tasks such as translation and data entry will be discussed with the successful applicant.

The consultant/s will be responsible for

  1. Consultancy Fee

The consultant(s) is asked to propose the budget. The financial competitiveness of the fee will be considered in the selection process. Costs involved in the research, such as materials, travel and applicable taxes, should be included in the proposed budget.

  1. Qualifications
  1. Submissions for the consultancy

The submission must address the terms of reference and include:

Annex I Results Framework

EASE: https://goo.gl/gH764C  
ILIFT: https://goo.gl/NLbkND
Qualcomm: https://goo.gl/R5vhNR

Annex II: Evaluation Report Checklist

https://www.dropbox.com/s/l3n0y54018qsjvn/evaluation%20checklist_draft.docx?dl=0

Closing date for submissions:  19 October 2017

Interested candidates should submit a motivational letter and comprehensive CV and details of at least 3 referees to: hr.thailand@savethechildren.org

Please indicate in the subject as “Apply for Consultant to undertake Final Evaluation for EASE, I-LIFT, and Qualcomm Projects_(Name of candidate)”

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

 We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse

Contact : hr.thailand@savethechildren.org