Terms of Reference - Independent Evaluation for Action Against Hunger’s Intervention at Action Against Hunger | ACF-International

Terms of Reference – Independent Evaluation for Action Against Hunger’s Intervention at Action Against Hunger | ACF-International

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Job FieldConsultancy
Job TypeFull-Time
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FINAL PROJECTS EVALAUTION

Project and Study Summary Table
Reference of the Assessment

PD-ABU-01003-001

Project Name

Enhancing Food security, WASH services and resilience for conflict affected Populations in Northeast Nigeria

Sector

Food Security and Livelihood (FSL) Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)

Implementing Partners (if applicable)

N/A

1. Project Background
1.1. Rationale for the Project

In order to address the urgent humanitarian needs of internally displaced persons (IDPs), host community members and returnees affected by the conflict in Northeast Nigeria, Action Against
Hunger proposed an integrated resilience leaning food security and livelihood and WASH intervention coupled with a rapid response capacity to cope with sudden emergency needs,
which might arise in the course of the project lifetime. Under this intervention, Action Against Hunger contributed towards improving the food security and nutrition status for the most vulnerable people in the conflict affected areas of Yobe and Borno, and building their resilience through context specific pro-poor economic empowerment initiatives and improved all year-round production of diversified nutritious foods.
The project aimed at improving the capacity of vulnerable populations to be less dependent on aid, recover from conflict inflicted losses, and transition from the fragile emergency driven
setting towards safe, dignified and sustainable livelihoods. This intervention provided targeted agro-recovery, economic empowerment and community resilience support integrated with WASH activities and reached 3,000 HHs in Yobe and Borno for FSL and 118,162 individuals for WASH services. This evaluation will be conducted as an exercise of accountability towards the donor, the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and the beneficiaries at its final implementation stage. It aims to provide useful insights for program learning and accountability especially in light of the transitioning process from full-scale emergency operations to rehabilitation/reconstruction and resettlement.

1.2 Geographical scope covered by the analysis
The geographical scope of the evaluation will cover Borno and Yobe States, Nigeria (subject to change depending on security concerns).

2. PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY
2.1. Objectives of the Evaluation
The overarching purpose of the evaluation is to assess the overall performance of the project and to determine if it has achieved its intended outputs and outcomes. The evaluation should
capture and assess both intended and unintended effects and compare the results as opposed to the project plan.
Likewise, the evaluation should clearly explain why (or why not) these outputs and outcomes were achieved through an integrated analysis of the entire result chain (inputs, activities, outputs
outcomes and Likelihood of Impact) and other contextual factors. The evaluation will use OECD DAC criteria (effectiveness, efficiency, relevance, sustainability and impact) in addition
the consultant will look at design, coverage and coherence. The consultant will draw the extract the best practices, lesson learned, what worked and what did not and recommendations to
enhance the quality of AAH future programming for emergency food security activities.
3. Profile of the Evaluator

  • The study will be carried out by a consultant with the following profile:
  • Knowledge in Food Security and Livelihood sector with particular experience on agricultural
  • and livelihood interventions, WASH, nutrition security and nutrition;
  • Significant field experience in the evaluation of humanitarian / development projects;
  • Relevant degree / equivalent experience related to the evaluation to be undertaken;
  • Significant experience in coordination, design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programs preferably FSL and WASH;
  • Good communications skills and experience of workshop facilitation;
  • Ability to write clear and useful reports (may be required to produce examples of previous work);
  • Fluent in English;
  • Understanding of donor requirements (SDC) including donor evaluation guidelines ;
  • Ability to manage the available time and resources and to work to tight deadlines;
  • Independence from the parties involved;
  • Familiarity with the context of the humanitarian situation in Northeast Nigeria will be an added as advantage.

Method of Application

All interested consultants should send expression of interest electronically before 17 th July 2020 to: [email protected] in order to receive the full ToR. Proposal without
request of the full ToR will not accepted.

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