CFCV/2020/09 Evaluator Consultancy

CFCV/2020/09 Evaluator Consultancy External Independent Final Evaluation of the project “SUPPORT AND INCREASE HEALTHCARE ACCESS FOR MIGRANTS AND VULNERABLE EGYPTIAN HOST COMMUNITY MEMBERS (SIHA)” Commissioned by IOM Egypt Country Office 1. Evaluation context: The health promotion and assistance for migrant’s programme area caters its strategy and activities to the needs of migrant populations and the changing requirements of Member States to address the health of migrants. IOM projects in this area provide access to high-quality health services for migrants and undertake substantial amount of operational research to promote evidence-based migration health policies. The Government of Egypt’s (GoE) ability to assist and provide for vulnerable populations including migrants is challenged by the increasing needs of the Egyptian host community, particularly during the current health crisis. These needs are also increasing wihtin the migrant community.. Though the right of migrants and asylum seekers to access primary health care is provisioned under Egyptian law, due to structural reasons (limited quality of care, stigmatization, discrimination etc.), few of them exercise their right to access to health care. Furthermore, irregular migrants in Egypt are only able to access health-care services provided by IOM and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). The need to assist these individuals is twofold. Firstly, localized assistance to Egypt’s vulnerable migrant communities supports the GoE in managing the large migration flows and the structural challenges presented on a local level. Secondly, supporting these vulnerable populations’ access to health care enhances psychosocial well-being and security to ultimately help advance their basic rights to human security and stability within the country. In response to the above health challenges, through funding from The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Italy [Farnesina], IOM Egypt implemented the project entitled “SUPPORT AND INCREASE HEALTHCARE ACCESS FOR MIGRANTS AND VULNERABLE EGYPTIAN HOST COMMUNITY MEMBERS (SIHA)” The duration of the project is 1st October 2018 to 30th September 2020. The project aimed to increase the access of vulnerable members of migrant and host communities to quality migrant-friendly health care. Focused on the prevention (of health-related issues), promotion (of migrant-friendly health services), and the provision (of migrant-friendly health care in concert with community based organizations), this project aimed to enhance access to healthcare services and improve healthcare options for project target migrants and their host communities. Specifically, the project aimed to achieve the above overarching goal through the realization of the below complimentary medium-term results (outcomes): Health seeking behaviours of the target vulnerable individuals from migrant dense areas has improved. Under this component, IOM worked with both adults and youth in migrant dense areas to raise their awareness of healthy behaviours, risky behaviours, and their practical access to health-care services provided by IOM and partners. The capacity to deliver migrant-friendly health-care services in the greater Cairo area has increased. Under this component, IOM worked with its network of community-based organizations (CBOs), volunteers, and the Government of Egypt to build the capacity of migrant-friendly health services. Vulnerable individuals from migrant, refugee, and the host community has increased their access to migrant-friendly health care contributing to enhanced health security. With respect to increased access to migrant-friendly health care services, IOM undertook health promotion activities in partnership with the previously trained CHWs and CBOs (outcomes 1 and 2). Activities included medical screening and the provision of free medical treatment to project beneficiaries. IOM’s capacity to offer medical escorts for AVRR returnees is increased. IOM Egypt offered pre-departure medical screenings and treatment when and where possible and medical escorts when medically necessitated for an individual to return to their country of origin. Vulnerable individuals from migrant, refugee, and the host community benefit from increased social security through the receipt of multi-sectoral direct assistance. IOM Egypt offered a diversity of direct assistance incentives for individuals participating in the interventions or receiving medical care or attending awareness sessions through this project in the form of small grants to cover housing, education, or other expenses. 2. Evaluation purpose: The final evaluation is being conducted to assess the extent to which the project was successful in achieving the set short, medium and long-term goals. The evaluation is also expected to document the elements that worked well and those that did not work and under which circumstances. The evaluation is also expected to document lessons learned and good practices as well as to draw recommendations to inform the improvement in future similar project development and implementation. The evaluation findings will be used by IOM and its partners to make case for follow up funding with current and other donors, in addition to the development of future projects. 3. Evaluation scope: The evaluation will cover the entire period of project implementation (1st October 2018 to 30th September 2020) of the “SUPPORT AND INCREASE HEALTHCARE ACCESS FOR MIGRANTS AND VULNERABLE EGYPTIAN HOST COMMUNITY MEMBERS (SIHA)” project up to the time of the evaluation. The evaluation will address all project components including health awareness, capacity building, medical assistance, medical AVRR services and humanitarian assistance, and will take place mainly in Greater Cairo and Alexandria, Egypt. 4. Evaluation criteria: The evaluation will assess the performance of the project against the OECD-DAC criteria of relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, and sustainability. The evaluation is also expected to assess the extent to which the project integrated cross-cutting issues of gender and human rights and the environment. Since this is the endterm evaluation, the evaluation is expected to focus on implementation process and the final outcomes, looking at the extent to which the project meets the WHO guideline in terms of project delivery quality particularly in case of direct health services. 6. Evaluation questions: The below questions are indicative questions to be addressed in the evaluation under each evaluation criterion:** Relevance To what extent did project interventions and delivery strategies meet the needs of beneficiaries? Did the project target the right beneficiaries? Was the strategy of the project relevant to the needs of its target population and institutional beneficiaries? Have the projects’ assumptions been accurate? Was the design of the budget of the project relevant to answering the needs identified and implement all activities? Were the objectives relevant to the needs of the project’s key target groups? Effectiveness Were the project outputs and outcomes achieved in accordance with the stated plans, or are they on track to being achieved? If no, why not? In particular: To what extent was the project adapted to changing external conditions in order to ensure project outcomes are achieved? What were the major external factors influencing the achievement of the project’s expected outputs and outcomes, including both contextual factors and other related interventions? How effectively were the project results monitored? What were the main obstacles or barriers that the project encountered during implementation? Efficiency To what extent were resources (time, funds, expertise) adequate to implement the activities and achieve the outputs? Were the project activities undertaken as scheduled and were outputs delivered on time? If not, what was the reason for possible delays? How well were the resources (funds, expertise, and time) efficiently used and converted into results? What measures have been taken to ensure that resources are efficiently used? Impact To what extent can long-term changes be observed (whether intended or unintended, positive or negative)? Has the project served to design or inform discussion of follow-up projects (actual or planned)? Sustainability Are the benefits generated likely to continue once external support ceased? To what extent have target groups and possibly other relevant stakeholders been involved in project planning and implementation? To what extent are the projects’ results likely to be sustained in the long-term? What should have been done to better guarantee sustainability, if applicable? Gender To what extent were gender mainstreaming issues considered in design and implementation? Were any barriers to equal gender participation identified in design or implementation, and was anything done to address these barriers? Human rights Was the planning and design process for the project participatory and non-discriminatory? To what extent has the project helped to ensure respect of relevant human rights of migrants? The evaluator may identify additional questions during the process to better respond to the evaluation purpose. The evaluation will also identify the most important results, lessons learned, or best practices. 7. Evaluation methodology: The evaluator will be responsible for developing a detailed evaluation methodology that will be followed to respond to the above evaluation purpose and questions. However, it is expected that a mix methods approach will be followed to get diverse data required to reach an objective assessment of whether the project achieved what was set out to do and draw useful recommendations and conclusions. Therefore, it is expected that a combination of quantitative and qualitative methods of data collection will be used including document review, key informant interviews, surveys, and other data collection methods as necessary to satisfactorily respond to the above set of evaluation questions. IOM will share relevant background documents and project records as needed by the evaluator or evaluation team. These will include, amongst others, progress, training and other reports, institutional documents, meeting minutes as well as other relevant information products produced during the implementation. The evaluation must follow the IOM Data Protection Principles, UNEG norms and standards for evaluations, and relevant ethical guidelines. 8. Evaluation deliverables: The deliverables expected from the Evaluator include the following: An inception report that clearly outlines the evaluation approach and tools to be used. The inception report must also include an evaluation matrix and a detailed work plan. A maximum of 30-page long draft analytical evaluation report in English without annexes the draft of the report will be presented to IOM for comments and inputs, after which the evaluator will finalize the report and submit the final evaluation report to IOM. A final analytical evaluation report that reflects comments/feedback from IOM. A two-page evaluation brief in English and Arabic. All deliverables are to be written in English and meet good language standards. The final report should meet the standards laid out in the UNEG Quality Checklist for Evaluation Reports. 9. Workplan: Below presented is a provisional work plan that will be updated with the selected evaluation consultant. 10. Evaluation payment schedule and budget:** Evaluation budget and payment The evaluator’s fee will be all inclusive. The fees include all costs related to flights, hotel accommodation, field trips to relevant implementation sites if any, translation and any other cost associated with the completion of the evaluation assignment. In case of travel restriction due to restrictions related to COVID 19, the evaluation methodology will be adjusted favoring online data collection methods where possible. In such context, evaluation budget will also be adjusted, as necessary. Disbursement of the evaluation consultancy fees will be paid upon satisfactory submission and approval of the following deliverables by IOM: Inception report Draft evaluation report Final evaluation report Evaluation brief 4. Required Qualifications and Experience:** The lead evaluator is expected to have the following minimum qualifications and experience: Minimum master’s degree in social research and /or evaluation methods, social science, development studies, Public Health or Epidemiology. Minimum of 7 years of experience in managing and/or evaluating development projects/programmes/initiatives. Proven experience evaluating project addressing public health issues is an advantage Demonstrated experience and familiarity with migration dynamics and demonstrated knowledge of Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Fluency in English and Arabic is required. 11. Application procedure/ How to Apply: Interested candidates are expected to submit their applications on or before Monday the 9th of November 2020 to IOM Egypt website www.egypt.iom.int. Late submissions will not be considered. Interested candidates are expected to submit the following documents: CV of individual candidate & cover letter. Recent evaluation report example. A technical and financial proposals with all-inclusive itemized budget. The proposal must provide details on the methodology and approach to the assignment. When evaluating the competing applicants, IOM will consider the written qualifications/ capability, the information provided by the applicants, and any other information obtained by IOM through its research. Applications with missing documents will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment. Kindly note that for efficiency reasons, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Posting period From 27.10.2020 – 09.11.2020 How to apply 11. Application procedure/ How to Apply: Interested candidates are expected to submit their applications on or before Monday the 9th of November 2020 to IOM Egypt website www.egypt.iom.int. Late submissions will not be considered. Interested candidates are expected to submit the following documents: CV of individual candidate & cover letter. Recent evaluation report example. A technical and financial proposals with all-inclusive itemized budget. The proposal must provide details on the methodology and approach to the assignment. When evaluating the competing applicants, IOM will consider the written qualifications/ capability, the information provided by the applicants, and any other information obtained by IOM through its research. Applications with missing documents will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment. Kindly note that for efficiency reasons, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Posting period From 27.10.2020 – 09.11.2020

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