Terms of Reference (TOR)
For End line evaluation of a six month emergency response “Improving COVID-19 IPC and WASH preparedness Project at health care facilities (HCFs)” project in Nefas Mewucha, Arb Gebeya & Wogeda Township Administrations in Amhara Region, Assosa & Bambassi woredas in Benishangul Gumuz Region and Diga & Sasiga woredas in Oromia Region Ethiopia
Purpose of the Evaluation
The purpose of this evaluation is to assess the coherence (relevance), efficiency, effectiveness, impact and sustainability of COVID-19 IPC and WASH Preparedness and Response at HCFs interventions and the progress made towards achieving the planned objectives in Sasiga, Diga, Bambasi and Assosa Woredas of Oromia and Benishangul Gumuz Regions; and Nefas Mewcha, Arbe Gebeya and Wogeda town administrations of Amhara region. The results of this evaluation will contribute to a culture of learning and evidence based decision making, program adaptation and to improve the quality of future programs in FH Ethiopia.
Scope of Work and Key Tasks of the Consultant
As a general guide, the consultant(s) will lead and coordinate the final evaluation survey and is responsible for the whole process including designing of data collection tools, training of field data collectors, data cleaning, data entry into relevant statistical software, data analysis, interpretation and report writing. The consultant will also be responsible for providing translations of tools, discussions etc. in to local languages of the study areas. The major roles under the responsibility of the consulting firm include
1) Review pertinent documents such as the project proposal, annual reports, baseline survey and other relevant documents to come up with information needs to be addressed through the evaluation,
2) Carry on Desk review of the Project Monitoring Data, conduct health care facility and WASH assessment, conduct case studies at selected HCFs
3) Conduct household surveys to collect quantitative data using representative sample sizes in the selected HCFs (note- the sample size is determined as 693 randomly selected project beneficiaries proportionally distributed to the sample 21 HCFs in the seven project woredas)
4) Assess if the objectives of the program were met making sure that the information collected are in line with the project objectives/outcome and impact level indicators set in the project document
5) Assess the perception of the stakeholders about the achievements of the project
6) Determine the sustainability of the project results
7) Identify challenges and the way forward in discussion with stakeholders
8) Choose ideal software for data entry and create data entry template for the questionnaire, with which to collect quantitative data for this evaluation.
9) Recruit and train field supervisors and data collectors
10) With the objective of acquainting the data collection tool with the field staff, conduct pretest of the questionnaire to incorporate comments coming up from the process
11) Lead the field data collection while ensuring data quality
12) Enter the data into the computer system and, clean and analyze the data using statistical software and interpret and write the evaluation report.
13) Critically analyze core findings of quantitative survey, compare, contrast and explain in combination with the final quantitative survey result
14) Present preliminary findings to FHE senior leadership and local staff to get input on findings and recommendations.
15) Conduct a validation workshop with project stakeholders to verify initial findings and test feasibility of potential recommendations
16) Finalize and submit the draft evaluation report which will include the final results of the analysis
17) Incorporate feedback from FHE and other stakeholders. The consultant will prepare and submit the final evaluation report.
18) Keep FHE informed for major evaluation process on a regular basis
In accordance with the proposed implementation schedule, the consultant shall submit the following deliverables,
1) Inception document: submitted by the consultant whose technical proposal is eligible. The report shall cover the detailed methodology and the tools including the survey checklists and respondent categories and numbers, etc. The inception report has to be completed and approved prior to the departure to do the field work. This report should be submitted in two hard copies and electronically.
2) Presentation of preliminary findings: presented to FHE senior leadership team and appropriate staff and incorporate relevant comments and recommendations in the final evaluation report
3) One day validation workshop in each region: organized by FHE to present initial findings and to test feasibility of potential recommandations to all relevant stakeholders
4) Draft report: submitted in two hard copies with an electronic copy
5) Feedback on draft report: provided by FHE to be incorporated into the final evaluation report
6) Final Evaluation report: submitted in three original hard copies together with an electronic copy by the date specified in the agreement.
● Eligible lead consultants should comprise of professional/s in the area of public health, WASH, Statistics, and gender studies or other relevant social science fields of study with proven work experience;
● A minimum of Post Graduate degree (MSc., MPH or MA.) is required;
● 5 or more years of experience in the consulting industry/ in conducting external evaluations related to WASH assessments (especially, COVID-19 spread path way breaking protocols and water supply, sanitation and hygiene related emergency standards);
● Multi-disciplinary team displaying strong statistical background in quantitative and qualitative data collection, analysis, interpretation and reporting;
● Practical experience on current public health emergency of international concern (COVID-19) spread path way breaking protocols such as infection prevention, control and mitigation measures related projects is preferred.
● Proven capacity to apply and integrate gender elements;
● Knowledge of community development principles and results-based frameworks;
● Understanding of the culture of Amhara, Oromia and Benishangul Gumuz Regions in Ethiopia is desirable;
● Interpersonal skills and sensitivity while conducting research;
● Excellent written and verbal communication skills
● The willingness to travel to the selected woredas
● Be licensed and can provide legal requirement (license and TIN number).
● Should submit at least three certificates for successful completion of previous assignments of similar nature which has to be provided in writing along with his/her resume (the evidence should include the areas/organizations of experience, year, legal letters of recommendations or other valuable evidence);
How to Apply
Please follow the link below for the full TOR
Interested candidates should submit both technical and financial proposals separately in a sealed envelope on or before November 30/2020 @ FHE main office reception.
Address – Bole Sub City W.02 House # 5268
Opposite to Airport Leadership School in the Ring Road adjacent to Skylight Hotel
Tel 251- 116 16 70 92