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TERMS OF REFERRENCE FOR THE FINAL EVALUATION OF THE PROJECT PDF Print E-mail
Written by Right Jessore   
Wednesday, 04 June 2014 18:06

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. 

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