Wednesday, August 2, 2017

medica mondiale,female team for evaluation in Rwanda; équipe des évalutrices à Ruanda



Closing date: 28 Aug 2017
EVALUATION IN RWANDA
medica mondiale is a non-governmental organisation based in Cologne, Germany. As a feminist women’s rights and aid organisation medica mondiale supports women and girls in war and crisis zones throughout the world. Through own programmes and in cooperation with local women’s organisations we offer holistic support to women and girl survivors of sexualised and gender based violence. On the political level, we pro-actively promote women’s rights, call for a rigorous punishment of crimes as well as effective protection, justice and political participation for survivors of violence. Currently medica mondiale is working in Northern Ir
aq/Kurdistan, in Afghanistan, in Liberia, in Kosovo, in Bosnia and Herzegovina as well as the African Great Lakes Region.
We are looking for a female
SHORT-TERM CONSULTANCY TEAM
to develop and conduct the final evaluation of the project: « Amélioration de l’intégration sociale des survivantes et de leurs enfants nés des violences sexuelles et basées sur le genre pendant le génocide au Rwanda » in cooperation with the project initiator SEVOTA « Solidarité pour l’Epanouissement des Veuves et Orphelins visant le Travail et l’Auto promotion » in Kigali – Rwanda.
Institutions and/or consultant teams are invited to submit an application for this consultancy.
The project shall be evaluated along the lines of OECD-DAC criteria and with special attention to the stress and trauma sensitive approach used, to any progress barriers for the project and to management policy impact, amongst other points.

Terms of Reference

Background of Project

Project title : « Amélioration de l’intégration sociale des survivantes et de leurs enfants nés des violences sexuelles et basées sur le genre pendant le génocide au Rwanda»

Partner organization SEVOTA « Solidarité pour l’Epanouissement des Veuves et Orphelins visant le Travail et l’Auto promotion »

Region : Kigali – Rwanda

Project duration (10/2015 to 09/2018)

Target group : Le groupe cible direct comprend 202 femmes qui ont subi de la violence sexuelle dans le contexte du génocide au Rwanda en 1994, ainsi que leurs 206 enfants nés en conséquent de cette violence, qui sont maintenant des jeunes adultes. Les membres de leur famille immédiate (environ 1000 personnes) ainsi que leur environnement social font part du groupe cible étendu.

Project goals:

Matrice d‘impacts (Objectifs et indicateurs)
Objectif général (Impact):
Contribution aux processus locaux de réconciliation sociale au Rwanda
Objectif du projet (Outcome):
202 femmes survivantes et leurs 206 enfants nés des violences sexuelles sont en mesure de développer des nouvelles perspectives de vie et de participer activement aux processus sociaux, notamment dans leurs communautés dans les provinces de Sud et de l’Est ainsi que de Kigali
Objectifs spécifiques(Output)
1.) Les femmes survivantes et leurs enfants nés des violences sexuelles utilisent des structures de solidarité et d’entre-aide
2.) Les femmes survivantes qui ont des enfants nés des violences sexuelles disposent des capacités psychologiques et socio-économiques renforcées.
3.) Les enfants (des jeunes femmes et hommes) nés des violences sexuelles ont accès à un appui psychosocial individuel.
4.) Les familles, le milieu social et les autorités publiques ont été sensibilisés à l'égard des besoins spécifiques et des droits du groupe cible.
5.) SEVOTA est en mesure de mettre en œuvre des projets à plus grande échelle et d’une manière durable.
Activités (Input)
· Soutien des structures de solidarité et d'entre-aide
· Suivi psychosocial et socio-économique des femmes survivantes qui ont des enfants nés des violences sexuelles
· Soutien psychosocial aux enfants nés de violences sexuelles
· Activités de sensibilisation et d'information
· Renforcement de la résilience organisationnelle
Purpose and Objectives of Evaluation
At a higher level, this final evaluation serves as important participatory learning process for all stakeholders involved in the project.
The purpose of the final evaluation is to provide decision makers at the BMZ, medica mondiale and SEVOTA with sufficient information to make an informed judgment about the performance of the project, document lessons learnt and provide practical recommendations for follow-up actions and similar future projects. As general standard, this final project evaluation shall include an assessment of the project’s impact, effectiveness, relevance, efficiency and sustainability so far.
The success of the project shall be assessed regarding its stated objectives. The final evaluation should generate practical hands-on recommendations that can be implemented by the project actors within their sphere of control as follow-up actions and beyond. The evaluation will be used to gain more knowledge on effects and impacts in order to inform future programming of SEVOTA. medica mondiale will share the evaluation results with the BMZ and SEVOTA.
Scope of work
Final external evaluation of the project : “Amélioration de l’intégration sociale des survivantes et de leurs enfants nés des violences sexuelles et basées sur le genre pendant le génocide au Rwanda» in cooperation with the project initiator SEVOTA « Solidarité pour l’Epanouissement des Veuves et Orphelins visant le Travail et l’Auto promotion » in Kigali – Rwanda
The following criteria and evaluation questions should be analysed and assessed by the evaluation team:
DAC evaluation criteria
1.      Relevance: Are the project approach /strategy and the services provided by the organization suitable for the situation and the needs of the different target groups? What can be stated about the relevance of the intervention strategy/methodology/activities implemented to contribute to stabilise the Rwandan society? To what extent are the objectives of the project still valid?
2.      Effectiveness: What can be stated about the effectiveness of the projects and the vision/approach of SEVOTA? Which measures were particularly effective, which aren’t? To what extent were the planned objectives and its indicators as described in the Matrix /Application (2014) achieved? What were the major factors in influencing the achievement or non-achievement of the objectives? What further measures or changes in programming or organization structure can be recommended to better achieve the goals? What internal and external factors inhibit or promote the achievement of specific goals? What can be stated about intended and unintended changes? Forecast: will the planned project activities be achieved by the end of the project period (April 2018)?
3.      Efficiency: What can be stated about the efficiency of the projects and the vision/ approach of SEVOTA? What can be stated about the cost effectiveness of the projects? Were activities cost efficient and objectives achieved on time? Was the project implemented in the most efficient way to compared alternatives? Are resources economically used to achieve the objectives? Is there a sufficient number of staff?
4.      Impact: What can be stated about the impacts of the projects? To what extent do the projects contribute to the empowerment and Integration of Rwandan women as survivors of Genocide and their children? What real difference has the project made to the beneficiaries?
5.      Sustainability: What can be stated about the sustainability of the projects and of SEVOTA as an organisation? How is sustainability realised at these different levels? What needs to be changed about the sustainability strategy to enable women groups and the established self-help groups to continue working in a self-sustained way after the projects end?
The implementation of the project’s goals / sub-goals and its indicators as described in the matrix shall be described, analysed and assessed.
Additional Evaluation Questions / Tasks
· What can be stated about the approach of SEVOTA in regard to effects and changes on the societal, community, family and individual level? What are successes, challenges? hindering and supporting factors?
· What are lessons learned from this project and its approach which are of special interest and relevance for projects working in similar contexts and dealing with the consequences of sexual violence?
· What can be stated of the SEVOTA’s family-oriented approach? What are the successes and obstacles
· Analysis of Current status of monitoring instruments - Strengths, weaknesses. Recommendations to improve M & E system
Recommendations for Follow up- lessons learned
A key point is to generate recommendations for a follow-up project with SEVOTA. Lessons learned from the project implementation shall be derived to inform and improve the development of future programming and organizational structure and strategy. Regarding any major issues and problems affecting progress, recommendations shall be made and action points identified. Necessary feasible recommendations for follow – up action shall be provided and be addressed to different recipients. What is recommended for a follow up project? Lessons learned shall be documented.
Methodology
The final methodology will be defined and agreed upon in close cooperation with medica mondiale and SEVOTA during the preparation and before the field phase of the evaluation. This ensures transparency. Furthermore, the dialogue is important to achieve “ownership” of the evaluation and with this acceptance of the evaluation results. At the same time, the basis for collaboration with the evaluation team is formed. In general, a trauma-sensitive way of working is important to us in this context and standards in working with survivors of sexualized violence should be applied.
The evaluation team should use a multi mixed design, using quantitative and qualitative data. The design should be based on a participatory approach and at the same time strongly incorporate “learning”.
Professional qualifications
To ensure that the evaluation draws a balanced picture we would like to contract an evaluation team consisting of an international female expert and a national or regional female expert with the following expertise:
· A strong understanding and experience in evaluation methodology and practice with experience in team work
· Experience in qualitative (storytelling, MSC, etc.) but also in quantitative sociological research methods and practice
· Experience in realising evaluations for BMZ co-funded projects would be an asset
· Experience in and sound knowledge of psycho-social work in the field of violence against women mainly in conflict regions and especially in Rwanda
Strong background and working experience in sexualized gender based violence and community based approaches as evaluator

· Excellent and proven report writing and verbal communication skills in French and English, German would be an asset.
· National/Regional evaluator with excellent communication skills in Kinyarwanda
· A clear commitment to work with a women centred and empowering, just as trauma-sensitive approach
· High cultural sensitivity and diversity perspective
· Flexible, creative and innovative
Outputs and Deliverables
  • Inception report which will detail the evaluation work plan and methodology for qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis, including data collection processes and tools, etc.
  • The evaluation team is expected to give a presentation of preliminary findings and recommendations in French (with presentation and handouts for participants) to SEVOTA and other relevant stakeholders at the end of the field visits.
  • The evaluation team is expected to compile a draft report in French 14 days after return from the evaluation mission which has to be shared with medica mondiale for feedback.
  • A presentation of the findings and recommendations to medica mondiale in Cologne or possibly also via Skype
  • The evaluation team is expected to compile the final report in French (60 pages max. each, excluding appendix) after feedback for draft reports (twice) through medica mondiale.
  • A summary of the evaluation in English which can be used for publication on the homepage
The evaluation report shall be complete and written in readily understandable language. The report shall clearly describe the background and goal of the project as well as the evaluation methodology, process and results in order to offer comprehensive and understandable content. A transparent line of arguments shall be kept throughout analysis, assessment and recommendations so that every recommendation can be comprehensibly attributed to the results that are based on data analysis. As per the principle of usefulness the recommendations shall be guided by the terms of reference and the information needs and be clearly directed at particular recipients. A document detailing quality criteria for evaluation reports will be provided by medica mondiale e. V. .

Tentative Period of Work

• Tendering of the evaluation mission in August 2017
• Selection of candidates till first week of September 2017
• Preparation phase in September/October 2017
• Inception Report till 25th September 2017
• Field phase at latest in November 2017
• First draft: 12th December 2017, Second draft: 12th January 2018,
• Final report: 21st February
• Presentation in Cologne or Skype: January 2018
How to apply:

Application Procedure

Please email your application (CV in English and French, cover letter and references not exceeding 2MB) including your package proposal (technical, methodological and financial offer in French, if possible additionally in English), and information concerning your availability with the subject “Evaluation Rwanda SEVOTA” by 28.08.2017, 09:00 am to: pschaaf@medicamondiale.org and evaluation@medicamondiale.org .
We highly appreciate team applications. The budget for the evaluation including travel costs, accommodation etc. should not exceed 15.000 € in total.
We will not send any acknowledgement of receipt of the documents you have submitted. Only short listed / successful candidates will be contacted. Please note also that the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) has to agree on the selection of evaluators and the final TOR.

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