May 18, 2017

Nepal: Consultancy: Evaluation of All We Can's Partnership Programme in Nepal.

NGO/UN Job Vacancy



Organization: All We Can - Methodist Relief and Development Fund
Country: Nepal
Closing date: 26 May 2017

About All We Can

All We Can is a distinctive, relevant international development agency, making an effective long-term contribution to ending the cycle of suffering caused by poverty, inequality and injustice. We help people in some of the world’s poorest communities to become all that they can, by investing in local partnerships that improve quality of life and create positive, long-term change for individuals, families and nations. All We Can currently works in partnership with local organisations in Africa and Asia on life-changing development and disaster relief interventions, seeking to support their work and increase their effectiveness. http://allwecan.org.uk/

Background

All We Can has been working in Nepal since 2003, where they are is currently partnering with Kopila; Educational Resource Development Centre Nepal (ERDCN); Interdependent Society Surkhet (ISS) and Triveni Bikas Samaj (TBS).Given that All We Can will be exiting from Nepal in 2018, they would like to commission an evaluation to assess the impact of their work in Nepal as well as to improve the support to its partner organisations. For this reason, All We Can has selected Kopila as the partner to be evaluated in 2017.

Kopila’s work focuses on empowering women and marginalised communities, funding mental health treatment and counselling, providing education grants, and improving the educational environment for girls in rural areas of Nepal including in Tanahun, Kaski and Western Nepal Districts.

Objectives

The main objectives for this evaluation are to: i) Assess the effectiveness and impact of the support provided to partners in strengthening their capacities. ii) Identify lessons learnt in the design and delivery of All We Can’s programme interventions and recommend strategic and operational changes that may be required to make it more focussed, relevant and sustainable. iii) Measure the impact of partner programmes aimed at improving the quality of life of target communities and beneficiaries.

Scope

The evaluation will be conducted in Nepal, specifically in the provinces/districts representing Kopila s’ geographic focus. The evaluation will cover the period starting from 2003 to date, which includes the period when All We Can was called MDRF. Interviews and/or meetings with All We Can are expected to take place either in the London office or remotely.

Timeframe

All We Can is expecting the evaluation of Kopila to take place during the month of June.

Methodology

The evaluation should use a mixed method approach combining both quantitative and qualitative methodologies including but not limited to a comprehensive document and literature review, stakeholder analysis, field visits, narratives, interviews and surveys. The evaluation should ensure that the perspectives of staff at all levels and the most disadvantaged members of the communities are heard including women, the elderly, and people with disabilities.

Evaluator's Profile

All We Can is looking for a consultant/team with extensive professional expertise and a solid track record of accomplishment in evaluating development assistance activities, particularly in the area of evaluating organisational capacity development. In addition, work experience in and knowledge of Nepal will be an added advantage. Interested applicants are encouraged to work with a national evaluator.

a. Education

  • At least a postgraduate degree in social research or social science.

b. Experience

  • At least 10 years of experience working in the development sector, of which at least 3 years being based in a developing country.
  • At least 5 years’ experience in designing and conducting evaluations for Non-Governmental Organisations, especially qualitative evaluations using participatory approaches.

c. Knowledge

  • Sound understanding of qualitative and quantitative evaluation methods
  • Familiarity with qualitative and quantitative data analysis software, including data visualization
  • Good knowledge of the organisational development approach especially with national NGOs
  • Good understanding of the context of Nepal.

d. Skills

  • Advanced written and oral communication in both English and French; knowledge of local languages would be an asset.

How to apply:

Interested candidates should submit the following documents:

  1. An up to date Curriculum Vitae

  2. A technical proposal including an outline of the proposed approach, methodology and tools and a proposed work plan (maximum 5 pages )

  3. A summary budget, clearly identifying all costs including daily rates, expenses and VAT if appropriate

  4. Two work samples from a similar assignment

  5. Three professional references, including at least one from a similar assignment

  6. Signed Statement of exclusivity and availability

Interested applicants should request the full Terms of Reference by sending an email to c.kabanga@allwecan.org.uk

Applications should be sent by email to c.kabanga@allwecan.org.uk by 5:00pm GMT 26th May 2017.