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Job title: Project evaluator
Job description: 1. Context and History of the Project
In June 2018, Fondation Hirondelle started a project in Bangladesh, in the Rohingya refugee camp of Jamtoli. In 2019, we expanded the project into two additional Rohingya refugee camps and we also work with affected Bangladeshi communities near the camps. Fondation Hirondelle’s work aims to contribute to the resourcefulness and resilience of refugees and the host community and strengthen social cohesion between the groups.**
In partnership with HEKS/EPER since July 2020, Fondation Hirondelle’s project aims to improve the access to important and practical information for thousands of listeners a week living in the camps and in communities nearby. The project also aims to contribute to increased social cohesion between refugees and host populations through shared media programming.
The project includes the production of an audio program in 3 refugee camps by a group of refugees with oversight and support by Fondation Hirondelle producers. The programs offer information on camp life, important information and awareness messages from NGOs working in the camp, and the government. Since the Covid-19 outbreak, the programs have focused on the direct impact of the pandemic on refugees, as well as on mitigating its secondary impacts. The broadcasting of the audio programs is implemented through a narrowcasting network of loudspeakers set up in places where the population gathers. To ensure feedback from affected populations and increased accountability, the project also includes the compilation of important information from audio program content from refugees, shared with producers, camp managers, the government and other humanitarian actors. A weekly program is likewise produced for host communities with information about services and advice that could improve their food security, livelihoods and knowledge about health and rights. This is broadcast in small listening groups and on the local radio station Bangladesh Betar. Lastly, the project aims to increase social cohesion between refugees and local populations through an audio program that brings the host and refugee populations together through radio.
2. Evaluation purpose: Intended use and intended users
The purpose or intended use of the evaluation is to:
· Help Fondation Hirondelle and Swiss Solidarity (SwS) to assess progress of Fondation Hirondelle’s project in Bangladesh “‘Improving Refugee and Host Community Resourcefulness, Resilience & Social Harmony through Information,” to learn from what worked well and less well and inform decisions on how any future project design may be adjusted and improved.
The primary intended users of the evaluation are:
· Fondation Hirondelle, the project management team and Swiss Solidarity * Object of the evaluation and Objective
The evaluation object is Fondation Hirondelle’s “Improving Refugee and Host Community Resourcefulness, Resilience & Social Harmony through Information’ project during the period from 1 January 2019 to 30 June 2021. This evaluation will be limited to providing an overall appreciation of the project contribution to achieving its specific objectives.
It will focus on the overall performance of the project in achieving the expected results. It will concern all dimensions of the project’s implementation and will cover institutional, operational, technical and partnership aspects and will include an analysis of the implementation context in relation to the COVID-19 health crisis.
The evaluation will cover the Core Humanitarian Standards evaluation criteria of the project.
The evaluation of the project impact on the program audiences on qualitative and quantitative terms is not the object of this study. A baseline survey has been carried out by an independent organization and an endline is underway to measure these impacts. A short synthesis of these studies shall however be drafted.
The objective of this evaluation is to:
· evaluate the project in terms of the Core Humanitarian Standards (see below) and formulate recommendations as an input to any future Fondation Hirondelle project in humanitarian crisis contexts.
Specifically, this will involve:
Analyzing the achievement of the expected results, including the factors that facilitated their achievement and the main difficulties encountered;
Analyzing the project’s capacity to adapt to socio-economic and political contextual changes;
Identifying lessons learned and the measures taken to ensure the sustainability of the achievements.
4. Evaluation Criteria and Key Questions:
a. Is the project appropriate and relevant?
Was the project relevant in the context of the Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh?
Is the perception of the needs that were identified by the project compatible with the reality of the needs as identified by beneficiaries?
Were the activities and methodology relevant in reaching the expected results and objectives?
Were gender considerations considered when identifying beneficiaries?
Was the project able to make the necessary adjustments in terms of the evolution of the context (i.e., Covid-19)?
b. Is the project effective and timely?
What is the overall performance of the project in achieving the expected outputs and outcomes?
What factors helped, hindered or even prevented the achievement of results? What mitigating measures did the project adopt to address these blocking factors?
Were the strategies and tools (including M&E) used effective in the implementation of the project?
Did the project reach its intended beneficiaries? If not, why not, and how could the gap be closed in the future?
Was the project delivered in a timely manner, making decisions without unnecessary delays?
To what extent has gender equality and women’s empowerment been taken into account in the implementation and monitoring of the project?
c. Does the project strengthen local capacities and avoid negative effects?
To what extent are local capacities strengthened by the response?
Can any negative effects observed be attributed to the response? Which ones and to what degree?
d. Is the response based on communication, participation and feedback?
Were the engagement strategies/mechanisms (communications, participation, feedback) relevant and appropriate for the context?
Were these mechanisms/strategies implemented and effective?
Were the communities and people affected by the crisis encouraged and facilitated to provide feedback and level of satisfaction with the audio programs produced and the listening group formats? Did the project take gender, age and diversity into account of those giving feedback?
e. Is the response coordinated and complementary?
Was the project complementary with other CwC initiatives underway in the camps (NGO, government, etc.)?
Did the project collaborate/coordinate with other actors in the field?
What was the project’s added value, and did it avoid duplication with other initiatives?
How were implementing partners chosen, and were they capable of delivering the project to a high standard?
f. Staff are supported to do their job effectively, and are treated fairly and equitably?
To what extent are staff expertise and competencies adequate to implement the project?
To what extent is the management of human resources and support to staff appropriate, fair and equitable?
g. Are resources managed and used responsibly for their intended purpose?
Was the planning, implementation and evaluation of the project, as set out in the project document, carried out efficiently?
Was the strategy used to achieve each output the most appropriate one in relation to the resources available?
Did the project have the resources necessary to achieve the expected results? Were they used in an efficient way?
Do the actual or expected results (outputs and outcomes) justify the resources committed?
The evaluator shall propose a clear methodology for undertaking this study. The evaluator shall analyse all existing data, reports and available research put at his/her disposal by Fondation Hirondelle and gather additional material relevant for the evaluation. Interviews with the project personnel and partners, with representatives of the target groups, and with other stakeholders from civil society (NGOs/INGOs working the camp, camp management, etc.) and the government (CiCs, etc.) will be essential to gather relevant information.
6. Time schedule and deliverables
The evaluator will work on the different phases of the evaluation for a period of approximately 20 days. The evaluator may sub-contract local consultants to help carry out the evaluation.
The final report shall be submitted before 30 June 2021. The evaluator shall submit the proposed time schedule.
The final report shall contain all evaluation findings, and provide recommendations. It shall total 15-25 pages.
Job date: Thu, 20 May 2021 22:19:16 GMT