NGO job in Nigeria May 2013 : Christian Aid Job Posting
NetsForLife® Phase II End of Project Evaluation
Term of Reference for External Evaluation
Christian Aid commenced work in Nigeria in 2003, and has focused on community health and HIV, accountable governance and climate change. Working largely through faith-based partners, the programme has historically had a strong service delivery emphasis. However, in the past two years, it has been shifting towards a more structural approach, incorporating governance and advocacy into all its work, and seeking integration between its programmatic areas.
Christian Aid has been implementing the NetsforLife® (NFL) programme in the Federal Capital Territory, Benue, Plateau and Anambra States in Nigeria since 2007. The programme develops community structures that support changes in behaviour, knowledge and attitudes that contribute to malaria prevention. These include: individual and community actions that reduce mosquito habitats; the development of a ‘net culture’ in which nets are valued and used consistently, especially by vulnerable groups; and the adoption of effective treatment seeking behaviours. This is done through the development of networks of community-based facilitators who provide systematic and ongoing community-based education and behavioural change communication activities. The efficacy of this approach has earned some of our partners accolades in their states. It is seen to have been significantly more successful than the government’s mass distribution devoid of pre-education and follow-up of net usage.
Nets for Life: 2008–2013
Delivered in partnership with the Episcopal Relief and Development and funded by Standard Chartered Bank, Coca-Cola and Exxon Mobil, Nets for Life is a comprehensive malaria programme that has successfully distributed and monitored the use of over 930,00 Long-Lasting Insecticide Treated Nets (LLINs) in the FCT, Edo, Benue, Anambra and Plateau States. In 2013, Christian Aid and Nets for Life are co-funding a pilot project in Anambra State to apply Rapid Diagnostic Testing and ACT (artemisin-based combination therapy) and to explore post net expiration options.
Purpose of Final Evaluation
The evaluation should determine the project’s impact, especially related to behaviour change and increased access and usage of LLINs. This evaluation should also assess effectiveness of our methodology as compared to the government’s method of nets distribution in Nigeria. The evaluation will assess progress against the baseline survey conducted in 2008. The evaluation should also report lessons learned and make recommendations on how the project could expand or be replicated, to be of use to and hold accountable all project stakeholders.
Terms of Reference
- To determine the performance of the project with regards to the indicators (NetsforLife’s 17 outcome indicators- Please find attached/below) related to the program’s objectives
- To identify gaps, barriers and constraints on implementation of the project and provide recommendations for consideration.
- To recommend appropriate changes in programme approach, management process, structure to position the program for the next phase.
- To document testimonies and stories of change from community members who have benefitted from the programme either directly or indirectly
What difference has the project made to people’s lives?
- To what degree has the project outputs resulted in desired outcomes (reduced morbidity and mortality from malaria) for different population groups?
- Are those changes (outcomes) relevant to people’s needs and are they likely to be sustainable in the long term?
How has the project made this difference?
- How did the project seek to bridge the gap between malaria knowledge and practice? Has it been effective in bringing about lasting change?
- What have been the most effective methodologies and approaches the organisation used to bring about change to people’s lives? What has worked and what has not?
The end of project evaluation will be based on a statistically valid household interview survey. The preferred sampling methodology would be Lots Quality Assurance Sampling (LQAS) since it’s the methodology used during the baseline.
The consultant is expected to conduct a participatory evaluation providing for meaningful involvement of the CA/NFL partners and their community agents in Anambra, Benue and Plateau, program participants, government agencies such as the State Malaria Control Program and health care workers in health facilities located within the project locations. Others should include community leaders and community members. The methodology for the data collection may include, but not limited to:
- Interviews (guided by structured and semi-structured questions) and discussions.
- Review of relevant documents and materials; and
- Direct observation as appropriate
- Focus group Discussions (FGDs)
- Key Informant Interviews (KIIs)
EXPECTED OUTPUTS AND REPORTING REQUIREMENTS
- A draft of the evaluation questionnaire and other guides will be shared with Christian Aid’s Programme Officer for Malaria.
- The principal output of the final evaluation will be a comprehensive report in MS Word (electronic format as well as a hard copy) addressing the above mentioned terms of reference and the scope of services.
- A first draft report on the evaluation should be provided to Christian Aid, Nigeria for feedback. The consultant will be required to make a presentation of the main findings and conclusions of the draft report to Christian Aid, Nigeria
- The final report that describes the evaluation and puts forward the consultant’s findings, lessons learned shall be provided within 30 days (including weekends) after the signing of the agreement. The report shall consist of:
- Executive summary of not more than 3 pages (including a list of the recommendations with their priority level)
- The main body of the report should not exceed 40 pages
- Suggested recommendations, which are expected to focus on, and be limited to, the main issues
- The report shall also include a list of abbreviations and acronyms used in the report and, attached as annexes, a list of persons and institution/organizations consulted during the evaluation
- The structure of the report will closely follow the ToR for the evaluation. It must be clear from the report how the consultant have addressed the ToR
- The consultant should ensure that the report is professionally edited
- The NFL Outcome indicators should be captured in the tools (questionnaire) for the evaluation and the results of each of the indicators should reflect in the final report.
CONSULTANT QUALIFICATION/EXPERTISE REQUIRED
The Annual Evaluation would be carried out by a consultant. The consultant is expected to engage the service of an assistant. The following qualifications and experience are required of the consultant:
- A good university degree in any of the social sciences with relevant academic and professional qualifications and experience
- A track record of M&E in a community development context.
- Experience in health and malaria research including the conduct of statistically valid sample surveys.
- Experience working in Nigeria
- Good analytical, writing and communication skills
- The team leader will be required to have demonstrated leadership skills and experience, negotiation skills, and an understanding of, and commitment to, participatory approaches in order to direct and co-ordinate the activities of the evaluation team
The preferred candidate must be able to provide copy (ies) of similar past processes conducted, as proof of experience to undertake this assignment.
Consultant’s fee breakdown
- Consultant’s fee N500, 000.00
- 2. Reimbursable Expenses
- Transportation/car hire to Plateau, Anambra and Benue State N120, 000.00
- Transportation within Plateau, Anambra and Benue states N80, 000.00
- Accommodation in Plateau, Anambra and Benue N120, 000.00
- Meals during field visits N80, 000.00
TOTAL: N900, 000.00
MODE OF PAYMENT:
60% on signing of contract, 40% on submission of final report which will include feedback from CA, Nigeria and valid supporting document for all reimbursable expenses not exceeding the limited amount stated in the budget above.
Interested consultant or firm should submit/re-submit a proposal by 15th May, 2013 to include the following;
- Overview of consultant’s academic qualifications and relevant experience to be included in his/her CV. The CV should also include the contact details such as physical location, telephone number and email address
- Description of the services/work to be performed
- Proposed methodology and work plan
- Delivery schedule
All applications should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org stating NetsForLife® Phase II End of Project Evaluation in the subject line.
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