Terms of Reference: Final Evaluation of the CWASH Project in South Sudan
Organization: Adeso – African Development Solutions, (www.adesoafrica.org)
Project: Cholera Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (CWASH) Project
Position Type: Short-Term Consultancy
Study/Assessment Topic: Final Evaluation of the CWASH Project in South Sudan
Position Location: Juba and Northern Bahr el gazal, South Sudan
Duration: Twenty (20) Days
Reporting To: M&E Manager
Working With: Adeso CWASH Project Staff
Application Deadline: 21st June, 2017
Adeso is an expanding and vibrant African based international development and humanitarian organization. At Adeso, we work with African communities who are yet to realize their full potential; working inside these communities to create environments in which Africans can thrive. Our belief that economic, social and environmental security is the bedrock of a healthy community drives the nature and intent of our programming. We work to prevent and overcome situations that adversely affect community well-being by: reinvigorating the economy, developing skills for life and work, providing humanitarian aid, and influencing policy.
For the past 20 years we have strengthened rural livelihoods through environmental awareness, training, technology transfer and innovative humanitarian projects in pursuit of a peaceful, self-reliant, and greener future.
Adeso is an exciting and dynamic organization experiencing managed rapid growth. It offers sound employment conditions with opportunities for personal growth and development.
Cholera Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (CWASH) Project by Adeso intends to reduce the vulnerability of 60,600 people to water and sanitation related diseases through developing and strengthening the capacity of communities to prevent cholera outbreaks, development and rehabilitation of safe water points, promotion and construction of latrines and intensive BCC campaigns to promote positive hygiene and social behavior.
CWASH is a one year project that will help strengthen the capacity of communities in Jubek state, Aweil West and Aweil North to prevent cholera disease outbreaks. This will be through enhancing capacity of communities in Juba, Aweil West and Aweil North Counties to respond and prevent cholera disease outbreak.
The project also intends to increase access of 10,100 households to safe drinking water thus making them have an increased access to sustainable safe water.
Adeso utilized its experience in the region to train 40 female and 20 male hygiene promoters on hygiene-focusing on hand washing with soap or ash at 5 critical times; safe water handling (collection, transportation, storage and treatment; toilet use and maintenance and solid waste management for vector control.
The project will strategically focus on training more women and will collaborate with other actors on the ground working in different sectors such as health, education, as well as private commercial actors to leverage different contacts and entry points into the communities.
Hygiene promoters will lead focus group discussions, make house-to-house visits, engage in dialogue at water points and discuss hygiene messages on local radio station programs. Local leaders will also be invited to speak on local radio to reinforce hygiene messages.
OBJECTIVE OF THE ASSIGNMENT
The main objective of the assessment will be to determine the extent to which programme interventions met specified objectives by assessing the extent to which needs assessment, response analysis, intervention strategies, accountability, monitoring and evaluation did help-as set by Adeso and QRC considering level of appropriateness in the target areas-both in Juba and Northern Bahr el gazal.
The monitoring and evaluation reports of the project have demonstrated that the intervention has had different outcomes on targeted beneficiaries and on the local economy and that the project generally has met its set activity implementation threshold.
This final evaluation of the project will provide an opportunity to determine whether interventions provided a viable and effective means of addressing recovery efforts, chronic widespread WASH problems such as communicable diseases outbreaks in an extremely volatile context of South Sudan.
The final evaluation will also help Adeso and QRC to understand the impact of CWASH project among the target population ad it’s expected to determine the necessary stakeholder information in order to confirm the communities in the payams that will be massively engaged to understand impact of CWASH using different methodologies.
The final evaluation will be conducted by an external consultant who has got the final decision regarding methodology with the help of the project team. In this regard the consultant shall provide Adeso with an inception report, containing an overview of their understanding of the assignment, time schedule, planned activities, suggested methods and potential interviewees as well as how they perceive to present preliminary and final results to be approved by Adeso programme development and quality (PDQU) team and the country program team.
With the facilitation of Adeso and QRC programme teams, develop a participatory design where the main project stakeholders will be involved to give their input and views in the assessment process. The data collection tools to be used should capture crosscutting issues particularly gender, environment, governance and accountability, to the extent possible.
The tools developed will be pre-tested to ensure that enumerators and the study population alike have the same understanding of the evaluation topics, and revised based on identified shortcomings. This also includes translation of the study tools into local language(s) where necessary.
In order to provide a comprehensive analysis of the project it is expected to use a balanced range of qualitative and quantitative methods of data collection.
The consultant will be responsible for developing and presenting the evaluation results working closely CWASH team.
Inception Report to be reviewed by Adeso CWASH project team: includes initial work plan and proposal for the baseline survey outlining the proposed methodology, survey tools, process of data collection and analysis as well as final set of data-collection tools for all indicators in the log frame.
Draft report of the evaluation for the feedback and comments from Adeso CWASH Project staff.
Presentation on the main findings of the evaluation at field level project teams, community representatives and local admiration. Similar presentation for the program staff based at the HQ including programme development and quality team.
Final report (three hard copies and a soft copy on CD ROM) in English not exceeding a length of 30 pages (excluding annexes).
Summary version of the final report to be shared with Adeso senior management team.
The consultancy will be for twenty (20) days inclusive of travel days.
· Postgraduate degree in Water Engineering, Public Health or relevant social science field.
· At least seven years of hands on experience in conducting evaluations especially WASH related programs.
· Strong background in monitoring and evaluation techniques.
· Familiar with the context in South Sudan.
· Experience in developing and implementing gender sensitive baseline methodologies in WASH interventions.
· Ability to analyze complex WASH systems.
· Good knowledge and experience in survey design, implementation of surveys and statistical data analysis.
· Knowledge of South Sudan people, culture and the South Sudan political dynamics is an advantage.
· Previous experience doing similar assignment with Adeso is also an added advantage.
COPYRIGHT AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
In consideration of the fees paid, the Consultant expressly assigns to Adeso any copyright arising from the works the consultant produces while executing this contract. All images (whether used for online or print purposes) must however bear the consultant’s photo credit, as specified by international intellectual property rights. The consultant may not use, reproduce or otherwise disseminate or authorize others to use, reproduce or disseminate such works without prior consent from Adeso.
All applications should be sent to [email protected] by the 21st June, 2017 with ‘Final Evaluation of the CWASH Project in South Sudan’ on the subject line. The selection committee will review all applications as they arrive. All applicants must meet the minimum requirements described above, and those unable to meet these requirements will not be considered.
Each application package should include the following:
· An application letter addressing the selection criteria including how the consultant’s previous experience matches the consultancy objectives as well as the interest for the position. It should also indicate the candidate’s availability and consultancy rates. The letter should be no longer than two pages.
· Detailed Technical-narrative proposal with clearly outlined methodology, assessment approach and techniques and tools to be employed.
· Detailed comprehensive budget catering for all assessment costs. Adeso will not cater for any other costs-solely the responsibility of the firm to give full work costs in the budget.
· A sample of at least 2 recently written report of similar assignments.
· Updated CVs for the survey team including relevant work experience and qualifications.
· Contact details for three references.
Applications not including all of the above information will not be reviewed. Adeso is an equal opportunity employer