The Salvation Mission

NGO / INGO / Development Projects

Tender Category : NGO / INGO/ Social Work
Published Date : Jan 11, 2022
Deadline : Jan. 18, 2022, 5 p.m.
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To conduct the end evaluation of SACRED

Project: CP1159 Salvation Army Community Recovery & Employment Development Program (SACRED) 

Period to be evaluated: 2019- March to 2021 Dec. 

Implementing Organization: The Salvation Army India Eastern Territory (The Salvation    Mission Nepal)

Background information 

The April 2015 Nepal earthquake (also known as the Gorkha earthquake) killed over 9,000 people and injured more than 23,000. It occurred at 11.56 Nepal Standard Time on 25 April, with a magnitude of 7.8; The epicentre was east of the district of Lamjung, and its hypocentre was at a depth of approximately 8.2 km.The Salvation Mission, Nepal is under the India Eastern Territory. Immediately following the earthquake, International Emergency Services responded to the disaster and a team was deployed to Nepal to assist. The Salvation Mission provided food, tarpaulins and tents; built temporary learning centres and houses; constructed septic tanks and toilets for camps, communities and schools; managed refugee camps; provided thousands of quilts and blankets, hundreds of hygiene kits and kitchen sets, clothing and school books. 

Dhading district is one of the affected districts; The Salvation Army (Mission) did food and non-food relief distribution after the earthquake. Thus, SACRED project was designed after emergency relief support as a post-earthquake recovery project to enhance quality of life of the Thakre and Kewalpur communities by strengthening livelihood systems, providing better employment opportunity and improving health, sanitation condition and by improving disaster risk mitigation capacities. 

Total population of the targeted community is 32,914 as per 2011 census whereas 3022 houses were complitely damaged, 9 people were killed and 50 were injurged in 2015 earthquake.  Approximately 690 people will directly benefit through SACRED project. 

SACRED project has been able to provide the livelihood skill training to the targeted community, Community DRR plans were formulated in each targeted wards, livestock training were conduted in coordination with municipality and Health awareness events were conducted in the targeted community. 

Long Term Goal 

To enhance quality of life of the Thakre and Kewalpur communities by strengthening livelihood systems, providing better employment opportunity and improving health, sanitation condition and by improving disaster risk mitigation capacities.

Target Group

Earthquake affected 2 communities from Kewalpur and Thankre (ward 6,7,8,9 & 10) of Thankre Rural Municipality in Dhading District. 

Evaluation purpose 

Since 2019 The Salvation Mission (TSM) Nepal has been implementing post-earthquake project Salvation Army Community Recovery and Employment Development Program (SACRED) in Dhading district, Nepal. This evaluation is intended to assess the relevance, performance and success of the project, measuring project impact on livelihood opportunity for the community, as well as the appropriateness of strategy and approach, the process of implementation, and quality and efficiency of management structure. It will look at signs of project impact on community engagement by TSM in communities, as well as the contribution to capacity development within TSM Nepal. 

The evaluation will identify and document lessons learned and make recommendations that TSM and supporting territories can use to improve the design, implementation and monitoring of other related projects (Further project/follow up project of SACRED; market linkage program, advance level skill trainings, Micro business management training and plan, micro-finance linkage and upgradation of production skill and marketing, off seasonal vegetable production training, material support and construction of collection centre, livestock support/management  and Modern agro tools support for farmers in the same communities and same skill development project in different location) and programmes and give further opportunity for learning and improvement. 

Scope of work

The external evaluation should explore the impact, relevance, implementation process, quality and efficiency of project in the communities by using a range of methods that are agreed on by TSM and the consultant through the logical framework of the project.  The consultant is also expected to produce reports of the findings and undertake verbal discussions with TSM. 

The evaluation should also use the DAC/OECD evaluation criteria:

COVID-19: How has the pandemic impacted on all the below questions for the project – and how could the project be adapted to a post-COVID context.

  • Relevance: Measure the ability of the project to fit within boarder needs of its stakeholders. This included stakeholder needs, satisfaction, participation and support.
  • Effectiveness: Assess the extent to which the project has fulfilled its objectives in view of achievements of targets via planned activities and outputs.
  • Efficiency: Measure resource utilization prudence and cost minimization with emphasis to direct project versus management cost and activity budget management prudence.
  • Sustainability: Explore how the project and local structures established will continue to benefit vulnerable households in the targeted communities after the project. Specifically assess the following: a) Level of project ownership by targeted communities; b) Long-term benefits of the project; and c) Target communities’ ability to build upon interventions used.
  • Impact: Explore beneficiary reactions to project outputs as evidenced by observable changes in their knowledge, attitudes and practices in regards to the general wellbeing of people in the targeted communities.
  • Lessons learnt: document key lessons from the project that can inform any future similar project.

Methodology 

It is expected that the Consultant will develop a detailed methodology in collaboration with the Project Team and The Salvation Mission that will include:

  • Desk based research on contextual and theoretical analysis, impact and the relavance of the project.  
  • Field visits
  • Participatory techniques including interviews and community conversations with target communities and key stakeholders
  • Prelimenary findings to be shared and reviewed with Key stakeholders.

Outputs of the evaluation and Deliverables. 

The consultant and evaluation team is expected to: 

  • Provide Inception Report with details plans and Budget. 
  • Executive summary.
  • Intervention description
  • Evaluation purpose
  • Evaluation methodology
  • Findings
  • Conclusions (answers to the Evaluation Questions)
  • Recommendations (if required)
  • Field visit, meeting with stakeholder and local government. 
  • Prepare draft report and shared it to TSM for further discussion. 
  • Prepare a final Evaluation Report with recommendation in English.
    Annexes (list of people interviewed, key documents consulted, data collection instruments)

Confidentiality and Data

All outputs e.g. reports, data etc. will be the property of The Salvation Mission. Consequently, the aforementioned outputs as well as any other components of the assignment must not be used or reproduced in any manner by the assigned consultant/team without prior permission from The Salvation Mission.

Time Frame 

The external evaluation expected to take  One month from the starting date. 

Evaluation team, and expected qualifications

The evaluation team will consist of 1 external consultant and TSA project staff will provide support when necessary. 

CVs for suggested team members will have to be provided alongside the proposed plans for the evaluation/response to the ToR.

Expected qualifications for the consultants include:

  • A postgraduate degree in a relevant field (e.g. research, sociology, international development etc.)
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in relevant field. 
  • Proven experience in project evaluation in the community development sphere, evaluation experiences within the NGO environment.
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Fluency in English required. 

Application Details 

Applications for this consultancy should be emailed to [email protected] by 5pm (Nepal Time) on Tuesday, 18 January 2022.


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