Term Of Reference For The Terminal Evaluation Of Horumarinta Elmiga (HE) III Project In Somaliland
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INVITATION TO BID FOR CONSULTANCY
Save the Children International (SCI) Somalia program hereby invites interested consultants to bid for the consultancy assignment detailed below
|1||Title of Consultancy||TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR THE TERMINAL EVALUATION OF HORUMARINTA ELMIGA (HE) III PROJECT IN SOMALILAND|
|2||SCI Contracting Office||Save the Children – Somaliland Office|
|3||Period of Consultancy||The assignment is 40 working days.|
|4||Consultant type required||Both individual and consultant companies can apply this assignment|
|5||Responsibility for Logistics arrangements and Costs||The consultant will be responsible for covering all othe relevant costs to this assignment. However, SCI will only arrange the required transport while traveling to and within Somaliland for the purpose of this assignment and prior approval from the save the children.|
|6||Taxation Provisions||Consultant shall be responsible for all Taxes arising from the consultancy in line with the Somaliland Tax regulations applicable at the SCI Somaliland.|
|7||Travel requirements||The consultant will travel to the field locations as per requireed where the project activities are going on. Some of these locations including Gabiley, Borama, Berbera, Shiekh, Burao, Ainabo Lasanod and Erigavo.
Save the children will cover travel, accommodation & Food outside Hargeisa.
|8||Security requirements||Consultant will comply with standard Save the Children Security procedures, including the completion of SCI online security training prior to travel to Somalia|
|9||Qualification and Experience||The applicant must have the following profiles.
|10||Evaluation Criteria||The evaluation criteria include the follwoings
|11||Application Procedure||Interested consultants should submit their applications via email to Somaliland.Procurement@savethechildren.org
The applications should be submitted in PDF format as one document comprising Technical and Financial sections as detailed below.
a) Technical proposal – including but not limited to :
· Consultants understanding of the assignment and context
· Approach to the assignment
· Key staff biodata
b) Financial proposal – providing a breakdown of all charges related to the assignment.
Applicants should also indicate the date they are available to start working on the consultancy
All applications MUST be submitted on or before the closing date below to be considered for the assignment.
|12||Closing date for Applications||Interested consultants shall submit their applications through the email address provided above on or before. The submission deadline for the proposal is on 20th October 2021.
Please be informed that only shortlisted candidates will be communicated and requested for an interview.
|13||Terms of Reference (ToR)||Complete ToR with details appended below attached herewith as Annex 1.
TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR THE TERMINAL EVALUATION OF HORUMARINTA ELMIGA (HE) III PROJECT IN SOMALILAND.
CALL FOR CONSULTANCY
Save the children and Care International as a consortium have been implementing an education program namely Horumarinta Elmiga III. The program follows a sector-wide approach with a strong focus on public ownership and joint decision-making. Horumarinta Elmiga III (also called “Education for Empowerment through Cohesive and Harmonized System”) is three-year (January 2019 – December 2021) program funded by the European Union. The program covers all the six administrative regions for Somaliland namely Marodi-jeh, Awdal, Sahil, Togdher, Sool and Sanag. The main partner for the program is the Ministry of Education and Higher Studies for Somaliland (MOE&HS).
Horumarinta Elmiga III program targets to expand Basic Education (BE) and Non-Formal Education (NFE) opportunities in underserved areas; mainstream Basic Education for Pastoralists (BEP); reach children with special needs; and provide demand-driven Technical Vocation Education Training (TVET) for employment. The action also targets to improve quality of education through teacher trainings and system strengthening.
The overall objective of the program is “Improved educational attainment for school-age boys and girls in Somaliland”. The project has also a specific objective which says “Increased access to equitable and inclusive quality education for school-age boys and girls in Somaliland”.
The program has three interrelated outcomes with clear targets shown below table which contribute to the realization of the project purpose and specific objective.
In a bid to assess project outcomes at the end of the grant period, Save the children on behalf of Horumarinta Elmiga Education Consortium is looking for a qualified consultant with appropriate technical capacity and experience to conduct terminal evaluation of Horumarinta Elmiga III project.
2. Purpose of the terminal evaluation
The purpose of this evaluation is to assess the overall performance of the project by focusing on the extent to which the activities are suited to the priorities and polices of the target group (relevance); achievement of the purpose and planned results/outcomes (effectiveness); sound management and value for money (efficiency); mutual reinforcements with other programs (coherence) and likely continuation of achieved results (sustainability). The evaluation process should also highlight key challenges encountered during the project implementation and document key best practices which can add value during the designing of future programming.
Objectives of the terminal evaluation
The specific objectives of this evaluation are to:
3. Terminal evaluation Questions
The selected consult should develop detailed evaluation questions and the data collection tools during the preparation of the inception report.
4. Scope of the terminal evaluation
The project coverage is the all six administrative regions of Somaliland (Awdal, Marodi-jeh, Sahil, Togdher, Sool and Sanag) and currently targets 90 primary schools, 36 ABE schools, 48 secondary schools, 6 IBTVET centers, Teacher training college and the MoES offices. However, the review process will draw a representative sample from the target population considering proportionality for the target groups.
An external consultant under the guidance of the HE III consortium manager / consortium MEAL manager and the Ministry of Education will lead the whole process of the evaluation. The consultant will develop the data collection tools, train the data collection team, coordinate the field data collection process, interpret the data and produce a comprehensive final evaluation report.
5. Methodology of the evaluation
The methodology to be adopted by the evaluation shall generate both quantitative and qualitative information, that specific methodology to employ should be participatory, and to enable triangulating data from the key stakeholders including children so that the qualitative data help understanding the quantitative data. Quantitatively, it should include well developed study tools or questionnaires with proper random selection of participants where appropriate. Qualitatively, it should mainly comprise of desk review, use of primary and secondary data and field consultations with the different stakeholders (children’s & youth groups benefiting from the project, CECs, REOs/DEOs office, selected IBTVET institutions, Teacher training college and MOES departments. Case studies are expected to be used to document changes brought about by the project on specific cases, lessons learnt and good practices that can be replicated elsewhere. The lead researcher (consultant) will be responsible for further development of the methodology and the review tools to show how data for each review objective will be captured.
6. Expected Tasks and Deliverables
The consultant is expected to carry out the tasks and provide the deliverables listed in the table below.
7. Duration of the Assignment
The terminal evaluation will be conducted in 40 working days. The consultant shall develop detailed work plan in his technical proposal and will be reviewed and approved by the consortium team.
8. Roles and responsibilities
a) The Consultant:
b) HE III consortium teams:
9. Reporting Arrangements
The consultant will report directly to Save the Children office in Hargiesa. The Education Consortium MEAL Manager will be the focal person who will lead this exercise in coordination with the consortium management teams. The consultant will submit the following key reports.
a) Inception report including evaluation matrix, work plan and data collection tools for the terminal evaluation within two weeks after the contract is signed.
b) First draft report for the terminal evaluation including all the findings and recommendations to be submitted within the second week of December 2021.
c) Final terminal evaluation report incorporated with all the comments and suggests from the key stakeholders on 31st December 2021.
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