Consultancy - Capacity building on Project Monitoring and Evaluation
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NRC is an independent, humanitarian, non-profit, non-governmental organisation, currently present in 33 countries. NRC works globally with refugees and internally displaced persons and supports the specific coping strategies that enable people to claim and defend their human rights.
NRC established its presence in Bangladesh in 2017, and has been active in Education through local and international partners while also contributing to the coordination mechanism and the Education Sector. Currently, NRC Country Office is at a fast-growing stage and scaling-up direct programming in Education, ICLA (Information, Counselling and Legal Assistance), and Shelter since the obtained government registration in November 2018. A team of over 63 national and seven international staff implement programmes in these sectors and support with finance, logistics, human resources, and project management.
The overall objective of NRC Bangladesh Education programme is to provide conflict-sensitive education and self-reliance opportunities to adolescents and youths (age group 13 to 18), while taking into account the present limitations due to the political context where Rohingya refugees have no legal right to work in Bangladesh. Given these limitations, NRC’s education programme aims at these main outcomes:
• Adolescents and youths are supported to access flexible, relevant quality alternative learning opportunities in safe and protective spaces.
• Youths become active and engaged members of their community and are supported to continue their education or pursue other opportunities, including self-reliance opportunities.
Output activities to achieve these outcomes consist of enrolment of this age group in life skills training, literacy and numeracy courses, and in technical skills training. Given the high number of NGOs offering some technical skills training in the camps, NRC seeks to understand the relevance and the utility of the skills trained and explore new areas to diversify and complement the training already offered.
Furthermore, findings from an ODI-published report (June 2019) validates NRC’s strategy in combining educational and technical/vocational pathways for youths and confirms the necessity of promoting self-reliance opportunity among refugees, with a specific focus on gender barriers. “While the economic situation in the camps means that more women have become breadwinners and are undertaking non-traditional work, and it was evident that displacement had begun to change some minds about work and gender norms, both men and women preferred women to do home-based work. Findings from interviews indicated that, of the many refugees who did want to work, they primarily wanted to do home-based work (such as sewing), start or expand a business or work for a non-governmental organization (NGO).”
NRC has conducted gap assessment on six partners who are implementing VET programme under UNICEF fund. The objective of this consultancy is to build capacity of the organizations for M&E based on the findings of gap assessment report:
i. Based on findings from gap assessment, develop training modules on M&E minimum standards, data management and analysis, how to prepare M&E tools and usage guidelines, and data collection guideline.
ii. Provide training to key personnel of UNICEF partners and NRC staff.
iii. Consolidate partners’ post-training submissions of plans, tools etc. and capture progress after the training.
iv. Analysis of training outputs, suggestions for way forward.
The activities and outputs of this consultancy cover UNICEF partners and NRC’s monitoring and evaluation activities for VET programming for both host community and Rohingya community.
These objectives will be achieved through:
a) Designing and facilitating training on M&E topics based on objectives and preparing training report.
b) Developing tools for VET programme.
c) Provide post-training support on partners M&E tools development; provided with assessments of submitted work.
d) Report on way forward for participated organizations related on the training objectives.
Note: The process should be gender sensitive and a gender lens should be applied to all parts of the consultancy.
Scope of work
a) Design and facilitate training, prepare tools on M&E topics and prepare training report: practical training for partners on how to prepare the following M&E activities for their project with required tools of each items in order to ensure organizations capacity is increased, followed by submission of training report -**
Ø M&E minimum standards
§ Logframe, outcome and output development, with indicators and means of verification
§ Monitoring plan based on project requirements
Ø Data management:
§ Database minimum requirement and usage guidelines
§ Guidelines for storing hard copy and soft copy data
§ Data protection policy
§ Consent form with usage guideline
§ Data collection protocol
§ Data verification guidelines
Ø Data analysis and evaluations:
§ Data analysis and evaluation methods
Ø Project specific monitoring activities
§ Tracer study for youth by monitoring the assistance they received (output) and by monitoring how this assistance has promoted change in their life i.e., participation in income generating activities, internships etc. (outcome); followed by how to administer tracer study
§ Competency based learning assessments for beneficiary's for all vocational courses
§ Monitor the use of teaching materials, distributed materials, cash and vouchers, to assess use as intended
§ Monitor the performance for the role of trainers/ teachers/ mentors / coaches / facilitators from VET programme
§ Monitor the learning outcomes of the partners training that are provided to the trainers
b) Providing post-training support on partners monitoring and evaluation tools development; provided with assessments of submitted work:
Ø Post-training support to partners monitoring and evaluation tools development
Ø Ensure coaching and mentoring partners to support their monitoring and evaluation capacity development.
Ø Capturing partners’ progress on their own monitoring and evaluation activities.
Ø Assessment of submitted work from partners followed by report.
c) Report on findings and way forward for participated organizations related to the training objectives:
Ø Preparing report with findings and way forward for participant organizations related to the training objectives.
Note: Preparation of the content for the tools and standards need to be aligned with UNICEF policies, standards, and are applicable to both Rohingya and host communities.
From the partners’ gap assessment report (prepared by NRC), the consultant will prepare training modules on monitoring tools for vocational education programme of UNICEF partner staff and NRC staffs:
- Developed training module and tools on:
a. Database minimum requirements and guidelines
b. Minimum standards of M&E including logframes, outcomes, outputs, activities and monitoring plans.
c. Data management including documentation in hard and soft copy, data protection policy, consent form, data collection protocol, data verification guidelines, data analysis and evaluation methods.
d. Tracer study for youth by monitoring the assistance they received (output) and by monitoring how this assistance has promoted change in their life i.e. participation in income generating activities, internships etc. (outcome); followed by how to administer tracer study
e. Competency based learning assessments for beneficiaries
f. Monitoring the use of teaching materials, distributed materials, cash and vouchers, to assess use as intended
g. Monitoring the performance for the role of trainers/ teachers/ mentors / coaches / facilitators
h. Monitoring the learning outcomes of the partners’ training that are provided to the trainers
Conduct training on M&E from the developed training module.
Conduct training on how to administer the M&E tools.
Submit training report.
Ensure coaching and mentoring partners in order to extent their M&E capacity through assessment of post-training submissions.
Overall report on findings and way forward for participated organizations related to M&E capacity development.
 ODI, HPG Working Paper, IRC, “Rohingya refugees’ perspectives on their displacement in Bangladesh. Uncertain futures”; Caitlin Wake, Veronique Barbelet and Marcus Skinner, June 2019.
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