Request for Proposal cum Terms of Reference
MID TERM PROJECT EVALUATION
Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Institute (WASH Institute)
WASH Institute is a Not-for-Profit, Non-Governmental Organization(NGO) that has been working in the field of integrated water and sanitation activities across the country since 2008. Capacity building, technical assistance and community sanitation are predominant themes at WASH Institute.
WASH Institute has been awarded a grant from USAID for building capacities of government and non-government actors in Fecal Sludge and wastewater Management. Accordingly, WASH Institute is executing the project “Skill Development in Fecal Sludge and Septage Management (FSSM) in India”.
The project aims to increase the number of skilled professionals in the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene sector at state, city and town levels across India. This would lead to people having enhanced access to safely managed disposal services through Fecal Sludge and Septage Management (FSSM). To achieve this, WASH Institute is conducting various capacity building training/certificate courses on FSSM across India through classroom and online trainings. The project’s primary goal is to build a skilled sanitation workforce to address the demand in the FSSM sector in Indian towns and cities. To achieve this, various relevant stakeholders’ orientation, training, capacity building, and exposure visits are being undertaken to enhance FSSM service delivery and wastewater management across Indian towns and cities. The project period is of three years, starting July 2020. As of the end of Dec 2021, the project has completed 1.5 years of implementation.
The major expected outcomes/results of the project are:
- Overall Improvement in the knowledge and skill set of the Government Officers/Engineers/Sanitary Inspectors/NGO professionals and Sanitary workers on FSSM and Wastewater management.
- Trained young professionals on Water & Wastewater Management, Non-Sewered Sanitation to ensure highly skilled WASH workforce availability.
- Improvement in the knowledge & skill set of STP & FSTP operators.
- Increased participation of the private sector in FSSM.
- Participants are engaged in a continuous learning process post-training.
- Ensure Gender balance to promote higher participation of women in the Sanitation and FSSM workforce
MEL:To ensure that the project is being implemented as per the defined objectives and on-path to achieve the results, a detailed monitoring and evaluation plan was designed to sit within the organisation’s larger framework for collaboration, learning, and adaptive program management. The Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) strategy and plan frame describes a strategic approach to performance monitoring and evaluation planning. It is related to the project’s overall objective of building a skilled sanitation workforce in Indian towns and cities. The strategy document was framed to guide the planning and implementation of data collection, analysis, and reporting of the overall project progress. The MEL plan was divided into the following key sections:
- Program design is illustrated through the strategy map, risk assessment, and prioritised learning framework.
- Key performance indicators (KPIs) – used to measure the performance progress of the program.
- Overall MEL approach, including work plan, data collection, analysis, reporting and quality assurance.
OBJECTIVES OF THE ASSIGNMENT
WASH Institute is seeking the services of an experienced agency/Individuals to conduct a midterm evaluation of the project to:
- Assess the Means of verification for the project.
- Assess the implementation of the project to date, identifying factors affecting project implementation (positively and negatively). This should include factors both external and internal which have both enabled and acted as bottlenecks for the project to achieve its stated goals.
- Evaluate the status of the project with regards to its outputs and outcomes
- Understand the course of the project with regards to its theory of change/impact framework
- Assess the impact of the project so far, and thereby review the overall capacity building methodology
- Critically examine the project implementation method/strategy and advise the managers on improving project effectiveness
- Identify areas for improvement in the project, keeping in mind the resources available, team organisation and external environment
- Pick out strategies or actions from the project that has led to success, which can be replicated or scaled by similar project/organisations in this sector
For detailed information, please check the complete version of the advert attached below
|Job Email id:||rajesh(at)washinstitute.org|
|Download Attachment:||TOR- Project Mid term evaluation-Final.pdf|