Call for External Evaluation: Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Project
Salanga is looking for external consultant to conduct Mid-Term Evaluation of the PROMISE – Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Project
Mid-Term Evaluation of the Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) Project
PROmoting Maternal, Newborn, Infant and Child Sustainable Health Efforts – PROMISE project
Implemented by a consortium of Canadian NGOs in Ghana, Malawi and Rwanda, funded by Government of Canada (Global Affairs Canada)
The scope of this consultancy is to conduct the mid-term evaluation and to provide the evaluation report for the PROMISE – PROmoting maternal newborn, infant and child sustainable health efforts – project implemented in Ghana, Malawi and Rwanda by a consortium of Canadian NGOs and funded by the Global Affairs Canada (GAC) in 2016. The mid-term evaluation will utilize participatory methods to assess the achievements of the project versus the targeted results, assess gender equality performance, identify gaps, opportunities and best practices in project planning, implementation and impact to positively influence the remaining period of project implementation.
Timeframe: February 18, 2018 – May 1, 2018 (estimated consultancy days: 43 days)
Maximum budget: $20,000 CAD
Consultancy and Reporting Language: English
Application Submission: Electronically by email, before February 14th, 2018
Initial meeting: around February 15, 2018 – Online meeting
Purpose of the Consultancy
- Conduct Mid-Term evaluation of the PROMISE Project, based on the GAC (Global Affairs Canada) methodology for evaluations, to measure and report on performance to date, allowing for adjustments and refinements during continuing implementation through the following factors:
- Gender Equality and Empowerment of women and girls (the consultant will provide answers to key questions related to the Gender aspect of the PROMISE Project through the FIAP lens).
- Achievement of Results
- Cost–Effectiveness of Results
- Relevance of Results
- Sustainability of Results
- Governance, Human Rights and Environment
- Share preliminary findings & recommendations with project teams in each respective country through engaging, hands-on session and share findings & recommendations with Project Management including through interactive online or in person session (e.g. webinar).
- Submit final Mid-term Evaluation Report covering all above.
|Initial meeting||around February 15, 2018||0.5 day||Online (Skype or Zoom conference)|
|Documents review (Project Proposals, Reports, Gender Analysis, Gender Strategy, etc.)||Feb 18 – March 10, 2018||5 days||Office work|
|Evaluation plan and framework||Feb 18 – Mar 1, 2018||2.5 days||Office work|
|Review of Preliminary Results of Mid-Term Survey (baseline and mid-term results of household surveys and FGDs will be provided by Salanga) **||Mar 1 – Mar 15, 2018||3 days||Office work|
|Preparation for the field trip (including arranging logistics with implementation teams)||Mar 1 – Mar 15, 2018||1 day||Office work|
|Field Trip to Rwanda + In-country Findings Sharing Session||Mar 15 – Mar 30, 2018||7 days||Field Work, Rwanda|
|Field Trip to Malawi + In-country Findings Sharing Session||Mar 30 – April 10, 2018||7 days||Field Work, Malawi|
|Field Trip to Ghana + In-country Findings Sharing Session||Apr 10 – Apr 20, 2018||7 days||Field Work, Ghana|
|First draft of evaluation report||April 26, 2018||7 days||Office Work|
|Evaluation report finalization||May 10, 2018||2 days||Office work|
|Feedback online session||After May 10, 2018||1 day||Office work|
|TOTAL CONSULTANCY DAYS||43 days|
Please note that dates are only rough estimation. Consultant can re-allocate dates within the consultancy as needed. However, maximum total number of consultancy days is 43 and the field trips should be in minimum duration of 7 days and maximum 10 days.
** Mid-Term survey data will be collected by -consortium partner implementation teams in the three countries using smart phones (same methodology was used in the baseline survey and access to Kinaki – tool for data analysis and reporting with all data and indicators results already calculated will be also provided to the consultant). After finalization (around the middle of March 2018, consultant will also have access to the finalized mid-term PMF (Performance Measurement Framework) reports.
Requirements for the Consultant
The evaluation consultant shall fulfill the following requirements:
- Substantial professional experience in the field of project evaluations, especially participatory evaluations.
- Gender equality expertise.
- Excellent spoken and written English.
- Proven research, analytical, organizational and communication skills, knowledge of management practices of development organizations, team management and cultural sensitivity, organization development and linkages.
- Candidate must be available in the given time frame.
- Consultancy fee within indicated budget
- Familiarity with GAC’s established policies, principles, practices, mandate, and priorities Good understanding of maternal-child health and nutrition interventions.
- Significant experience in monitoring and evaluation of large scale projects.
- Proven working experience in Project Cycle Management, ideally in RBM.
- Ideally the evaluation consultant should have sound knowledge of the technical aspects of maternal-child health or permaculture kitchen gardening.
- Experience with the culture/context of one or all the targeted countries – Rwanda, Ghana, and Malawi.
Alternatively, the evaluation can be carried out by a team. However, in such a case, the indicative budget is still applicable as a maximum amount for the team.
Maximum daily consultancy rate is $460 CAD (approximately 300 EUR) for 43 days, totalling to $19,780 CAD, inclusive of all taxes and fees.
The Consultant will be provided / reimbursed with return tickets to each country + local transportation and accommodation. Please note that reimbursable costs must be approved prior purchase by Salanga and documented by tax receipts. All other costs and logistic expenses (e.g. visas, vaccination, insurance, meals etc.) must be covered by the consultancy fee.
Interested candidates should submit their application for this consultancy to Jakub Nemec (nemec[@]salanga.org) before the submission deadline on February 14th, 2018, 17:00 GMT.
Salanga reserves the rights to contact only selected or shortlisted candidate(s).
The application package of interested candidates should include:
- Professional portfolio of previous work relevant to this TOR.
- CV of the Consultant or of all evaluation team members.
- Cover letter or proposal showing fulfilment of essential requirements listed above.
- Budget or a total consultancy fee (excluding the international flights, in-country accommodation and transportation for field trips).
- At least two current and relevant references for similar activities
- Sample of past evaluation report or visuals created
Ideal candidate may also submit a video or an audio recording providing the experience of the individual / team leader.
All received application will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
Step 1) Candidate MUST fulfill mandatory requirements
- Candidate’s experience in project evaluations – 35%
- Candidate’s technical knowledge (maternal-child health / nutrition / food security / gender equality) – 25%
- Proposed price – 20%
Online interviews with 1- 3 shortlisted candidates (based on results in above steps) – 20%
For more information, please review attached TOR
Additional information about the methodology can found in the CIDA Evaluation guide: