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TERMS OF REFERRENCE

FOR THE FINAL EVALUATION OF THE PROJECT

“Empower Community through Public Awareness and Training to Prevent Human Trafficking and Promote Safe Migration”.

1.  Introduction:

Rights Jessore intend to commissions a final evaluation for the project Empower Community throughPublic Awareness and Training to Prevent Human Trafficking and Promote Safe Migration that is supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Winrcok International. This program is being implemented at 5(five) unions (Goga, Ulashi, Laxmanpur, Dihi & Bahadurpur) of Sharsha Upazila under Jessore district.

2. Brief description of the project:

The implementation period of the action has been July 2012 to June 2014. The overall objective of the project is to develop capacity of project target groups to prevent TIP and to promote safe migration and to establish functional networking partnership to strengthen local, national and regional TIP prevention. Specific objectives are to:

Objective 1: To develop capacity of project target groups in order to prevent TIP & promote safe migration..

Objective 2: Establish functional networking & working partnership to strengthen local, national & regional TIP prevention initiatives.

Objective 03: Standardize anti trafficking & safe migration messages & approaches in line with TIP law, 2012 definition adopted by media, NGOs, CSOs & government..

3. Purpose of the final evaluation:

1.      Assess the relevancy of the project with regards to its area coverage & target groups.

2.      To assess the effectiveness of the applied methodology to achieve the results and specific objectives;

3.      To assess the quality, timeliness and relevance of the applied approach for sustaining the action’s outcomes;

4.      To assess the efficiency of the project asking whether the project has been implemented in the most efficient way compared to alternatives;

5.      To document the lessons learned and to provide recommendations to be used in planning of future projects with similar target groups, focus and methodology.

 4. Scope of the evaluation:

 In close consultation with higher management of Rights Jessore     and project team members assigned external consultant will take the following major tasks to conduct the evaluation:

a)   Develop and finalize evaluation methodologies to carry out the study.

b)   Cover the geographic range of the project so that a overall effectiveness of the project can be visualized.

c)   Interact with the project target groups to asses their capacity to prevent TIP & promotion of safe migration. The project target groups are:

1.      Single women(young, divorced, deserted  women likely to be vulnerable to human trafficking)

2.      Girls guide and boy scouts

3.      School teachers

4.      Union level local leaders

5.      Transport workers

6.      Volunteer group

7.      Gram Police and VDP member

 

5. Methodology   

 The evaluator’s are responsible for conducting the end line surveys as stated in the project proposal. The result of the surveys should be used for evaluation. Surveys to be conducted are at least: Knowledge, Practices and Coverage (KPC). The evaluators are responsible for applying an appropriate methodology using corresponding quantitative tools for data gathering and for answering the evaluation questions. Methodology and tools need to be described in the inception report.

 A rapid background document/literature review will be conducted that presents relevant case studies that are similar in design and/or have previously been conducted in Bangladesh. The evaluation team will also be given access to relevant project documents

 6.      Deliverables:

i)        Propose evaluation plan & timeline.

ii)       Background documents(no more than 5 pages)

iii)     Field work schedule

iv)     First draft report

v)      Final report

 

7. Evaluation Team Composition and selection criteria

 A. Qualification of an evaluator:

·         At least 80% of the core subject areas of the project to be evaluated are covered by the evaluators work experience (CVs, documentary evidence of previous work experience).

·         The team leader holds at least a Master degree in sociology, social science or other related field.

·         The team leader has minimum of 3 years of demonstrated experience in research and evaluation related to human trafficking or other related field

·         The team leader has carried out at least three similar consultancy contracts around the same core subject areas and has knowledge of rigorous evaluation techniques.

·         The team includes members with experience in the area of self-help approaches, community development, gender, and children’s rights.

·         The team leader has technical competence and knowledge with regards KPI, PRA etc. Has In-depth knowledge of migration/trafficking-in-persons in Bangladesh.

·         The team leader has demonstrated understanding of how to work with vulnerable and sensitive populations in a research setting

·         Evaluators may be a team, a firm or an NGO.

 

B. Independence of the evaluator

·         Candidate consultant including team members must have not been employed by Rights Jessore.

·         Team members have no family relationships or connections with any members of the project implementation team and of Rights Jessore.

·         Staff of the action and Rights Jessore has not worked as part of an evaluation team and with any of the team members.

 C. Quality of the offer

·         Include curricula vitae of all consultants involved in the evaluation team.

·         Makes it clearly apparent which person will carry out which activities.

·         Describe the method and instruments that will be used.

·         Describe and quantifies the use of the instruments (e.g. surveys, how many individual interviews and with which groups of people).

·         Includes a time schedule.

·         Includes a calculation of the number of days.

·         States in the financial offer, the day-rates per consultant.

·         Makes clear, in the financial offer, whether, how and how much tax is payable.

 

8. Roles and responsibilities

 Rights Jessore, the implementing partner of this project will support the evaluators in

·         The management of the evaluation especially on coordination with respondents/participants as identified by the evaluator and

·         Making data and reports needed such as approved proposal, budget etc. readily available and accessible for them.

 The Evaluator shall be responsible for obtaining the needed data and information as contained in the TOR in the most professional and objective manner possible. He/she shall submit within the agreed time frame the Final Evaluation Report based on proposed Table of Contents. Lastly, the Evaluator’s performance shall be subject to other obligations stated in the contract.

9. Indicative Timeframe

The suggested timeframe from point of contract award to approval of final report is 40 days. Delays due to hartal are already considered in this suggested timeline. Disruption due to hartals, election activities or religious observance periods will not be accepted as justification for delays on deliverables.

 

Activities

Date

Evaluation organization or team selected and contract for work signed

15 June, 2014

Data and information collection in the field

16 - 20 June, 2014

Analysis and report writing

21-24 June, 2014

First draft of final report submitted

 25 June, 2014

Rights Jessore feedback on report sent to evaluation team

27 June, 2014

Final report, interview notes, raw data and secondary data delivered

 30 June, 2014

 10. Cost

Total estimated project award will be maximum BDT 101,000

 11. Mode of payment

a) 30% on signing the contract

b) 30% on submission of the draft report to Executive Director, Rights Jessore.

c) 40% on approval of the final report by the Executive Director, Rights Jessore.

12.  How to apply

Consultant may apply submitting Proposal via-email on or before  May 15, 2014 to Executive Director, Rights Jessore, RS Bhaban(2nd Floor), Jail Road, Jessore-7400..

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 The proposal should include a detailed technical and financial offer.

THE ENTIRE PROPOSAL MUST BE PRESENTED IN ENGLISH. All interim and final reports must be submitted in English. Supporting data sources may be in Bangla or English.

Clarification of details can be obtained via email and phone. 

Prevention Initiatives 


Courtyard meetings

Rights Jessore organizes Courtyard Meetings at village level with the vulnerable women and children to raise awareness on what is human trafficking,causes and grave consequences of trafficking, methods used in trafficking, vulnerability to trafficking and how to prevent trafficking. IEC materials are also used in the courtyard meetings. About 50 participants attend in every courtyard meeting.

Orientation Sessions with Students

Rights Jessore organizes Orientation Sessions in primary and secondary schools to raise awareness among the students about trafficking, its causes and consequences, methods used, mechanisms to combat trafficking etc. About 100 students attend in each session.

Theatre performances

Rights Jessore organizes Theatre Performances at union level on the issue of trafficking in women and children to raise mass awareness among the community, especially women and children.

Bazar Meetings and folk song 

Rights Jessore wants to create a cultural movement against trafficking. Rights Jessore will organise Bazar meetings and Folk Song concerts on the issue of trafficking.

Video Shows

Rights Jessore organizes Video Shows on the issue of trafficking in women and children at union level. Community people including women and children enjoy the films addressing human trafficking.

Workshops with Transport Related Persons

Rights Jessore organizes District Level Workshops with drivers, transport association members, transport owners, etc. to raise awareness among them. In the south-western part, sometimes transport related persons assist traffickers without realising their complicity. For this reason it is necessary to make the transport related persons aware about the grave consequences of trafficking. About 30 participants attend each workshop.

Hotline Service

Rights Jessore has launched a telephone hotline service under the CMCT project in order to aid law enforcement agencies, shelter homes, network NGOs, CTWFs and the general community to rescue and rehabilitate the victims and identify and stop perpetrators of trafficking. Rights Jessore rescued a number of trafficked victims, referred them to the shelter home and also helped arrest perpetrators through the Hotline Service.

Fact finding of trafficking and other cases of violence against women and children

Upon receipt of information through the Hotline Service, Rights Jessore investigates the fact of the cases. Network NGOs and CTWF members assist Rights Jessore to accomplish the fact-finding. Rights Jessore disseminates the fact finding reports to the concerned ministries/departments, law enforcement authorities etc. for taking proper action.

Legal Assistance for the Victims/Survivors

After fact finding of the cases Rights Jessore provides legal assistance for survivors of trafficking as most of them are poor and socially neglected enough to bear the legal expenses for pursuing any criminal litigation.

Socio-Economic Benefit Packages for the Trafficked Survivors

Rights Jessore provides Socio-Economic Benefit Package for the trafficked survivors to rehabilitate them in the society. They can undertake income-generating activities with the help of the package. The recipients are selected from the assessment reports. Network NGOs monitor the rehabilitation programmes.

Experience Sharing Meeting 

Rights Jessore organizes Experience Sharing Meetings district level to enhance the level of understanding of the local administration, community leaders and activists and prioritise strategies and prevention activities. Experience Sharing Meetings held with government officials, member of the law enforcing agencies, journalists, lawyers, local government representatives, network NGOs and community leaders. About 30 participants attend each meeting. 

Cross Border Collaboration Meetings

Rights Jessore organises a number of Cross Border Collaboration Meetings in Bangladesh and India and also developed a Framework for Cross Border Civil Society Collaboration to Combat Human Trafficking under "SAARC Convention on Preventing and Combating Trafficking in Women and Children for Prostitution". India is the most preferred country for the traffickers of cross border trafficking. That is why it is very important to implement the SAARC convention through bilateral cooperation with India and multi-lateral cooperation across South Asia. For this reason Rights Jessore organises follow-up meetings on the Framework each year. About 40 participants including government representatives, law enforcement authorities, civil society members, international organisations from India and Bangladesh participate in the meeting.

National Seminar

Rights Jessore organizes National Seminars at the end of each year with the relevant stakeholders to disseminate the information about the effectiveness of project activities and to formulate strategies for further interventions to combat trafficking in women and children at the grassroots level. About 50 participants from various government agencies, NGOs, donor agencies, teachers, journalists and other relevant stakeholders attend the seminar. Rights Jessore, Network NGOs and CTWF members share their experiences in the seminar.

Meeting with LEB Members

Rights Jessore organizes meeting with Locally Elected Bodies (LEB) to raise Awareness on the issue of trafficking among women & children. Local situation regarding human trafficking and its prevention mechanism is also discussed in these meetings.

Meeting with Bazar Committee

Rights Jessore organizes meeting with Bazar Committee to raise Awareness on the issue of trafficking among women & children to raise Awareness on the issue of trafficking among women & children to mobilize them for taking action against human trafficking.

Meeting with CBOs

Rights Jessore organizes meeting with Community Based Organizations (CBO) to raise Awareness on the issue of trafficking among women & children to mobilize them for taking action against human trafficking.

Meeting with Parents

Rights Jessore organizes meeting with Parents to raise Awareness on the issue of trafficking among women & children to mobilize them for taking action against human trafficking.

Meeting with Teachers

Rights Jessore organizes meeting with teachers to raise Awareness on the issue of trafficking among women & children to mobilize them for taking action against human trafficking.

Meeting with Local Leaders

Rights Jessore organizes meeting with Local Leaders, Local Elites and Members of Civil Society to raise Awareness on the issue of trafficking among women & children to mobilize them for taking action against human trafficking.

Meeting with Bar Association

Rights Jessore organizes meeting with Members of Bar Association to raise Awareness on the issue of trafficking among women & children to mobilize them for taking action against human trafficking.

Pot Songs

Rights Jessore organizes pot songs on the issue of trafficking. These pot songs are developed with local dialect and staged in front of the audience who are vulnerable to human trafficking./

Dialogue Meeting With Local Administration and BDR

Rights Jessore organizes Dialogue Meeting with Local Administration and BDR to raise Awareness on the issue of trafficking among women & children to mobilize them for taking action against human trafficking. The main objective of the meeting is to build rapport with the local administration and BDR personnel for smooth repatriation of the trafficked survivors.

Protection Initiatives

Repatriation: 
Rights Jessore repatriates survivors of trafficking being informed by the partner organizations in India. The repatriation process happens with the coordination and collaboration of govt. and non-govt. organization of both Bangladesh and India. After getting the permission from both govt. Rights Jessore receives the survivors and keeps them in shelter homes. Rights Jessore also provides legal assistance to the survivors.

Collaboration between India and Bangladesh 

Advocacy meeting with Gov.t Official and Civil Society (Pressure group)

Rights Jessore organizes Advocacy meeting with Govt. Officials and Members of Civil Society to find out the ways to implement the �SAARC convention on Preventing and Combating Human trafficking in Women and Children for Prostitution" considering the barriers and obligations of Govt. and role of civil society. About 30 participants including Local administration, civil society members participate in the meeting.

Exchange visit between India and Bangladesh

Six exchange visits will arrange between Bangladesh and India. Five representatives from RJ will visit India and Five from India visits Bangladesh each year to share the experiences on human trafficking and their initiatives to prevent cross border trafficking.
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