Project endline evaluation - Women's Integrated Sexual and Reproductive Health - WISH2ACTION

Countries: South Sudan, Uganda
Organization: Handicap International - Humanity & Inclusion
Closing date: 4 Jun 2021

TERMS OF REFERENCE

PROJECT ENDLINE EVALUATION

Name of the Project:

“Women’s Integrated Sexual and Reproductive Health”- WISH2ACTION

Project implementation dates

September 2021

Editor: Mariam Nalukenge

Date of writing: 10th May 2021

GENERAL INFORMATION

1.1 . About Humanity & Inclusion

Humanity and Inclusion (formerly Handicap International) is an international non-governmental Organization founded in 1982 and currently located in more than 60 countries worldwide. Humanity & Inclusion is an independent and impartial aid organisation working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. The organisation works alongside people with disabilities and vulnerable populations, taking action and bearing witness in order to respond to their essential needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights.

1.2 About Humanity & Inclusion in the country/region

The WISH2ACTION (Women’s Integrated Sexual Health) Consortium brings together five internationally recognised leading organizations in their field along with 11 IPPF Member Associations to deliver Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights services across all 16 countries. WISH2ACTION’s operational model – the WISH Cluster Model – is a comprehensive, integrated approach to delivering the four WISH outputs in order to ensure equitable access to family planning and sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), prioritizing the most underserved women and girls, particularly youth under 20, the very poor, and marginalized populations (including people with disability, people displaced or affected by humanitarian crisis, and people living in hard-to-reach areas).

Within the WISH2ACTION Project, Humanity and Inclusion is implementing in six countries (Uganda, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Madagascar, Pakistan, Bangladesh) and through Remote Technical Assistance (to Afghanistan and Mozambique). The mandate of HI is to support consortium partners in making SRHR services delivered to be more inclusive to persons with disabilities.

1. Context of the evaluation (1 page ½ maximum)

1.1 Presentation of the project to be evaluated

Project Title : “Women’s Integrated Sexual and Reproductive Health”- WISH2ACTION

Implementation dates :1st January,2019 to 31st March 2022

Location/Areas of intervention : In Uganda, HI-WISH operates in 3 districts: Mbale-, Yumbe, Arua and (Kampala for Coordination)

In South Sudan, HI-WISH operates in three clusters: Yei, Juba and Aweil East

Operating Partners

  1. IPPF - is the lead consortium partner and is Providing family planning/sexual and reproductive health services(SRH) targeting mostly the youth. IPPF member associations in Uganda are Reproductive Health Uganda (RHU) and Marie Stopes (Uganda). IPPF member association in South Sudan is Reproductive Health Association of South Sudan (RHASS)

  2. Options(Uganda)- Provide information, expertise and evidence based solutions to governments, health workers, civil society and business. To catalyze change so that health service delivery is sustained and services easily accessible by people who need them most.

  3. International Rescue Committee - is providing reproductive health care to people in humanitarian crisis(refugees)

  4. Development Media International (Uganda) – is developing social behavioural change communication messages through mass media channels to increase demand for SRH services.

  5. Humanity and Inclusion- is providing technical support to all the consortium partners to ensure that SRH services are inclusive of persons with disabilities and promote and respect their fundamental rights

Target Groups

Men, Women including Young people, Persons with Disabilities and other marginalised groups

Objectives of the project

Output 1: Community and Individual Choice

  • To challenge social norms that are barriers to individuals’ exercising and accessing their Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Services through social behaviour change communications (SBCC).

Output 2: National Ownership

  • To promote a supportive environment for and increase public investment in SRHR by using evidence, advocacy, and accountability to foster policy change, ensure quality services are delivered, and protect and fulfil SRHR financing.

Output 3: Private Sector Access

  • Building on consortium partners’ extensive service delivery networks in all 16 countries to provide quality, integrated and inclusive FP/SRH services with a focus on reaching the poor, youth under 20, and people with disability. Utilizing multiple service delivery channels to maximise the accessibility and availability of quality FP/SRH services for the neediest people while delivering value for money.

Output 4: Global Goods

  • To create and refine tools, best practices, and evidence generated from implementation of the WISH Cluster Model that will be used to directly improve programming for WISH’s service delivery, messaging and advocacy strategies, while also creating evidence for other practitioners and policymakers on what works in increasing uptake of FP/SRH services, especially among marginalised groups. Significantly, the WISH Cluster Model includes mechanisms for integrating evidence generated from the programme both vertically (from local, to regional, to national levels) as well as horizontally across the programme.

Expected results and indicators

Expected Result 1: Social norms that are barriers to individuals’ exercising and accessing their Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Services changed including persons with disabilities.

Expected Result 2: Increased National Ownership of support SRHR services including persons with disabilities in form of policy, finance, etc. Note: HI not directly working on this result; it’s just contributing in form of technical input to the work of Options.*

Expected Result 3: Increased access and uptake of SRHR services to all persons with a focus on reaching the poor, youth under 20, and people with disability including persons with disabilities.

Expected Result 4: Global Goods inform of best practices and evidences produced on how to support persons with disabilities access SRHR services.

Main activities implemented (HI WISH)

Activities Under Results 1:

  • Conduct Barriers Assessment.

  • Develop/Support the development of disability inclusive SBCC messages.

Activities under Result 2:

  • Review and provide input to advocacy messages from Options to ensure that it is disability inclusive.

Activities under Result 3:

  • Train service providers in providing disability inclusive SRHR.

  • Support in addressing the barrier for Persons with Disabilities from accessing SRHR services.

Activities under Result 4:

  • Document good practices and lessons learnt.

  • Organise Learning and reflection events.

About the WISH2ACTION Partners’ Work

The combined strengths of WISH2ACTION’s consortium allows for the strong integration of service delivery (Output 3) with social behaviour change activities to generate demand and break down barriers to access (Output 1), and with advocacy and accountability initiatives to strengthen national ownership (Output 2), all of which contribute to generating models, tools and evidence for advancing SRHR (Output 4) in a sustainable way.

HI’s work in the WISH2ACTION project is structured based on 3 strategies:

1- Influencing an “inclusive culture”: The objective is to assess the general situation of the country and of service delivery partners and to identify gaps and rooms for improvement in regards to the inclusion of persons with disabilities. Types of activities implemented : analysis of the national context and legal framework in regards to disability inclusion, mapping of SRH actors in the intervention areas and analysis of their capacities in terms of disability inclusion, mapping of Organisations of Persons with Disabilities (OPDs) at local and national level in order to include them in the SBCC strategies and to link them with the service delivery partners, orientation and training of partners and other stakeholders on ISRHR, support to partners in regards to inclusive SBCC, etc.

2- Influencing the “Coordination” mechanisms: The objective is to assess the existing coordination mechanisms at local level in regards to health (local health committees, cluster management committees, etc.) and to support partners and relevant stakeholders in order to make these coordination bodies more inclusive of persons with disabilities, more sensitive to PWDs’ rights and barriers while accessing SRH services. Types of activities implemented: Mapping of the existing committees as well as their roles, capacities, etc., sensitization of committees’ members in regards to disability inclusion, work with committees for them to include a PWD’ or OPD’ representative in the committee, link committees with local OPDs,etc.

3- Influencing the “referral networks” mechanisms: The objective is to assess the existing referral networks mechanisms at local level (from communities to health centres – health centre to health centre-etc.) and to support partners and relevant stakeholders in order to make these referral mechanisms more inclusive of persons with disabilities, more adapted to persons with disabilities barriers. Type of activities: Assessment of referral mechanisms and tools at local level, support to partners and stakeholders in order to revise the mechanisms/tools if needed, linkages with OPDs and communities in regards to referrals, validation of new revised mechanisms by the disability-inclusive local health committee, etc.

1.2 Justification of the Evaluation

Why End Line Evaluation

There are very few interventions and even more limited data on inclusive SRH services. HI took the opportunity of the WISH2ACTION project to assess the situation at the early stages of the intervention in regards to the delivery of inclusive SRH services. After 2 years of implementation and capacity building of partners, the End line evaluation will aid documenting and understanding the changes brought by the intervention, as well as the relevance of the strategies deployed in order to make the SRH services inclusive.

Addressees of the evaluation

The evaluation will mainly be very helpful to the HI WISH2ACTION implementation team (Operations Coordinators, WISH2ACTION Country Project Managers and Multi Country Coordination Team). Additionally, specific findings relevant to the other stakeholders (government, Partners, OPDs, etc.) will be shared to them for action planning and discussion of the recommendations.

2. Objectives of the End line Evaluation (3 pages maximum)

2.1. Overall objectives and expectations of the evaluation

General Objectives

  1. HI decided on an End Line Evaluation of the WISH2ACTION Project so as to determine the extent at which the interventions made by HI have been beneficial in making SRHR services inclusive. The objective is to assess the changes brought by the intervention and to compare the situation at the end of the project (July 2021) with the initial situation (a baseline evaluation was conducted in Uganda and Pakistan), in regards to inclusive SRHR and ascertain if these changes are sustainable.

2.2 Specific objectives

(i) To identify what Changes have been brought about by HI interventions with in the WISH2ACTION Project implementation (demand generation activities, capacities of service delivery partners, inclusive health committees, etc.)

(ii) To measure the extent to which the achievements attained with in the WISH2ACTION Project are Sustainable even after the end of the project.

(iii) To assess the level of effectiveness of the Capacity strengthening of Partners (both consortium and other partners) and stakeholders conducted in disability inclusive SRHR services and identify ways in which this support can be improved or strengthened.

2.3 Evaluation criteria and evaluative questions

The Midterm evaluation is to be based on the following set of main evaluative questions based on criteria extracted from the HI Project Quality Framework;

PATHWAY: Coordination

Quality Criteria : Changes

Evaluative questions : What change did the project bring in regards to the Participation of persons with disabilities and Organisations of Persons with Disabilities (into existing structures, planning processes, monitoring, processes, Covid taskforces, etc.) – e.g. client exit interviews, local health committees, etc.

Target category : Partners, government officials, Organisations of Persons with Disabilities

Quality Criteria : Sustainability

Evaluative Questions : Are the approaches sustainable? (if not, what is missing?)

PATHWAY: Inclusive culture

Quality Criteria : Capacities

Evaluative Questions : Did the trainings / orientations bring a positive change in regards to the capabilities/awareness of providing inclusive SRH services? Do the health workers still use the acquired skills?

Target category : Health workers (including refugees settlements) who received HI training, partners, government officials

Quality Criteria : Capacities

Evaluative questions : Did the training / orientations provided bring a positive change in regards to the attitudes of health workers?

Target category : Health workers/Organisations of Persons with Disabilities or Persons with Disabilities(PWDs)

Quality Criteria : Sustainability

Evaluative questions : Are the approaches sustainable? (if not, what is missing?)

PATHWAY: Referral networks

Quality Criteria : Change

Evaluative questions : Did the project bring a change in regards to the level of awareness of main relevant stakeholders in regards to the importance of having an inclusive referral system?

Target category : Organisations of Persons with Disabilities, Health workers, management of health centres, Government officials

Quality Criteria : Change

Evaluative Questions : Did the project bring a change in regards to the level of awareness of civil society (OPDs, women organisation, etc.) in regards to the importance of having an inclusive referral system?

Target Cateogry : Organisations of Persons with Disabilities, Women organisations

Quality Criteria : Sustainability

Evaluative Questions : How sustainable is HI's approach in regards to inclusive referral systems?

PATHWAY: Social and Behavioral Change Communication

Quality criteria : Change

Evaluative Questions : Were the SBCC / information materials developed made disability inclusive?

Target Cateogry : Partners, HI staff

Quality criteria : Change

Evaluative questions : Did the project bring a positive change in terms of non-discrimination and inclusive practices into demand creation activities?

Target Category : Community Health Workers

Quality Criteria : Change

Evaluative Questions : Did/do OPDs contributed to demand generation activities in any ways? ( discussions, testing of tools, joint activities, sensitization of their members, joint advocacy activities, etc.)?

Target Category : Organisations of Persons with Disabilities and Community Health Workers

Quality criteria : Sustainability

Evaluative questions : How sustainable are these practices?

PATHWAY: Inclusive culture

Quality criteria : Capacities

Evaluative questions : Did the project bring knowledge and awareness on infrastructure needs in regards to accessibility of health centres / services for persons with disabilities? (infrastructure, accessible information, etc.)

Target Category : Management of health centres

PATHWAY: Global Level support

Quality criteria : Sustainability

Evaluative partners : Did the global cooperation with HI towards awareness raising and dissemination of specific disability related knowledge change attitudes and practices towards disability inclusion among consortium members? To what extend? (TWGs, webinars, specific technical inputs, SBCC specific meetings, etc.)

Target category : Global level partners / webinars participants / government officials at national level

Existing tools can be adapted to capture the information required for some of the evaluative questions. Please refer to the comprehensive Excel document which provides full details and also presents additional non high priority evaluative questions that can also be incorporated into the tools;

3. Evaluation methodology and organization of the mission (1 Page maximum)

3.1 Collection methodology

Location

The End Line Evaluation is to be carried both in Uganda and South Sudan. For the purpose of assessing the changes brought by HI’s intervention, the evaluation will take place in 1 cluster supported by HI as well as in 1 cluster which did not received HI’s technical support.

Clusters which received HI’s support that are targeted for this evaluation are:

  • In South Sudan: Yei cluster in Central Equatorial state for the WISH facility under RHASS (IPPF member association) which was supported by HI;

  • In Uganda: Yumbe cluster-BidiBidi refugee settlement camp as the target location with Okubani HC3 facility which was supported by IRC and received HI’s technical support.

The “non-HI” sites will be further discussed and identified with HI teams and consultants.

Target population

The evaluation will target project partners, stakeholders and direct beneficiaries (persons with disabilities receiving SRHR services). The partners and stakeholders include; Consortium Partners (IPPF, DMI, Options, etc.), Service Providers, Duty bearers like government officials, etc.

Evaluation Design

This End Line Evaluation is designed in such a way that each of the selected quality criteria is assessed through a comparison of the Project Implementation quality against the Humanity and Inclusion’s Project Quality Framework.

The Consultant will propose an evaluation design to answer the evaluation questions proposed by Humanity and Inclusion.

Selection and Sampling Procedure

The Consultant will propose a selection and sampling technique based on the sampling framework provided by HI. The sample should target all the different categories (final beneficiaries, consortium partners, health workers, organisations of persons with disabilities, government, etc.).

Data collection;

Methods and tools

The Consultant will propose data collection methods and tools in line with the evaluation questions. Where relevant, the consultant will adapt existing tools from the baseline evaluation. Humanity and Inclusion will review and approve the methods and tools before they are deployed out by the Consultant.

Data Processing

The Consultant will be free to propose any data processing technique. HI has Survey CTO available and should the Consultant feel they would want to use it; HI will freely provide access.

Data analysis

The Consultant will propose a data analysis plan that is in line with the evaluation questions.

Quality monitoring

The Consultant must set in place measures to ensure that the quality of information being collected is good and up to the acceptable level.

3.2 Available resources made available to the evaluation team

Humanity and Inclusion will provide all the information needed by the Consultant(s) like the Project Proposal, Progress reports, supporting in making appointment with Consortium Partners for interview, etc.

3.3. Actors involved in the evaluation

Actor : Steering Committee

WISH Information Specialist, HQ MEAL ,WISH Project Manager, & WISH focal persons in both countries**

Role :

· The Steering Committee will be tasked with quality assurance to ensure a high quality evaluation.

· Recruit the Consultants

· Participate in reviewing progress of the evaluation.

· Review the Draft report and provide feedback.

Actor : Multi Country Coordination Team (MC2)

Operations Team (Project Manager)

· Ensure that implementation complies with administrative, temporal and financial conditions

· Plan budgetary needs

· Communicate to stakeholders about the study.

· Advise of the contractual requirements

Finance Manager

· Guide on financial aspects of the Project.

Technical Team

(Technical Manager)

· Participate in the Review of the Data collection tools.

· Review and give feedback on the Evaluation Report.

· Participate in supporting the implementation of the recommendations of the Evaluation.

MEAL / Information Management Team

Information Specialist

· Develop TOR for the Evaluation

· Oversee the entire Evaluation.

· Monitor the study timeline and budget.

· Recruit main study stakeholders/agents, and supervise their activities.

· Monitor data collection (focal point).

Consultant

· Develop an inception report.

· Design the Evaluation Methodology.

· Develop data collection tools.

· Develop protocols and tools and submit to the ethical commissions in both countries for ethical approvals

· Data collection, data analysis and report writing.

· Work and incorporate HI feedback into the final report.

· Presentation of main findings to HI

Head office technical support

3i direction

· Provide Technical guidance in regards to the entire Evaluation Process.

· Share from similar experiences in other contexts

· Offer remote technical support for protocol and data collection tool(s) development

· Review and validate study outputs

· Review the Draft Final Report.

Country Level

Project Manager

· Oversee and guide on all activities on the Evaluation at Country level.

· Communicate to stakeholders about the study.

· Identify main recommendations from final report and draft a country specific action plan.

· Disseminate the final report to HI Country partners and stakeholders

Logistics Team/HR

· Support on the hiring of a Consultant(s)

Consortium Partners

Partners (WISH2ACTION MAs)

· Review the data collection tools.

· Participate in the Evaluation as respondents.

W2A Hub

· Offer technical support and guidance throughout the entire process.

4. Principles and values

4.1. Protection and Anti-Corruption Policy

The Evaluation will adhere to the Humanity and Inclusion safeguarding protection policies (Child protection policy, Disability, gender and age policy, Protection of beneficiaries from sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment policy, Anti-fraud, bribery corruption policy, code of conduct-Prevention of abuse and safeguarding) that are available for consultation on : https://hi.org/en/suppliers-form

4.2. Ethical measures*

As part of each evaluation, HI is committed to upholding certain ethical measures. HI has ethical requirements that must be upheld and are the joint responsibility of both HI and the consultant. It is imperative that these measures are considered in the technical offer:

Ethical Risk : Security of subjects, Partners and teams

Mitigation measures : Local authorities to be informed of the Evaluation so that they can provide and guarantee Security.

EThical Risks : Obtain the subjects’ free and informed consent

Mitigation measures :

· Information is shared with all participants before beginning the data collection in an adapted language to empower them to make informed consent on the participation (purpose & use of the data collection, potential associated risks, and their rights during the interview). A contact name is also shared if they have any question or complaints.

· Only persons who have signed the consent forms will participate. For clients or stakeholders who are unable to sign a consent form, a verbal consent will be recorded using a recorder.

Ethical Risks : Ensure the security of personal and sensitive data at all stages of the activity

Mitigation measures :

· All data collected from respondents is collected in a way such that the respondent will not be harmed.

· HI can share findings to the public and stakeholders but sharing raw data and personal information outside the organization is strictly prohibited.

Ethical Risks : Safeguarding

Mitigation measures

· Combat the sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment of children and vulnerable adults benefiting from or impacted by HI’s intervention.

· Implement measures to reduce risks on its programmes, whatever the context.

*These measures may be adapted during the completion of the inception report.

4.3. Involvement of partners and stakeholders

In order to assess some components of the quality frame (changes, sustainability, capacities) several stakeholders namely, consortium partners, government, Organisations of Persons with Disabilities, etc. will be interviewed. This will be through key informant interviews, focus group discussions, etc.

4.4. Others

The Evaluation is to follow all ethical considerations and will respect all human rights.

5. Expected deliverables and proposed schedule

5.1. Deliverables

  1. Deliverable 1: An inception report refining / specifying the proposed methodology for answering the evaluation questions and an action plan (Maximum 20 pages). This inception report will have to be validated by the Steering Committee.
  2. Deliverable 2: Evaluation Tools in line with the Evaluation questions.
  3. Deliverable 3: Protocols to be submitted to the ethical bodies in both countries.
  4. Deliverable 4: A draft report presenting the first results, conclusions and recommendations, to be presented to the Steering Committee.
  5. Deliverable 5: A final report of approximately 40- 60 pages maximum.
  6. Deliverable 6: A Powerpoint presentation summarizing the report. (20 slides max)

The final report will have to be integrated in HI template and the quality of the final report will be reviewed by the Steering committee of the evaluation using a specific checklist (these formats will be communicated to the consultant after the selection process).

5.2. Evaluation dates and schedule

Phase : Hiring Consultant

Activities : Advertise the TOR to hire a Consultant

Duration : 16 days

Starte date 14-05-21 / End Date 04-06-21

Activity : Recruitment of Consultant (document review, interviews, contracts etc.)

Duration 25 days

Start Date : 14-06-21 / End date 17-07-21

Phase-1

Deliverable 1: Inception report

Deliverable 2: Evaluation tools

Consultant develops Inception Report as well as data collection tools and presents to the Steering committee

Duration : 5 days

Start date : 19-07-21 / End Date : 23-07-21

Phase 2

Deliverable 3:Ethical approvals protocols

Activity : Consultant develops protocols for ethical approvals and submit in both countries

Duration : 3 days

Start Date : 26-07-21 / End date : 28-07-21

Phase-3 Field data Collection

Activity : Training of Enumerators

Activity : Make appointments with respondents

Activity Field Data collection

Duration : 20 days

Start and end date : TBD

Phase-4 :

Deliverable 4: Draft report

Deliverable 5: Final report

Deliverable 6: Powerpoint presentation

Dissemination

Activity : Data Cleaning, Data Analysis

Draft preliminary report with recommendations. Duration 20 days.

End of Evaluation Questionnaire completed by Consultant,1 member of Steering Committee and MC2 Information Specialist / Duration 1 day

Validation meetings with HI (HQ, MC2, Country) / Duration 1 day

Finalize on the feedback and share the final report after within 5 days. Share final report and PowerPoint presentation. / Duration 4 days

Disseminate findings with Stakeholders through a dissemination meeting. Duration 1 day

Start and end dates TBD *TBD (This will be dependent on the process of acquiring Ethical Approvals from the Research bodies in both countries)

6. Means - Selection criteria – Recruitment process

6.1. Expertise sought from the consultant(s)

Qualifications and experience Required

The composition of the team or individual is expected to be as follows:

· The lead Consultant must have at least Master’s degree in Public Health, Statistics, International Development Studies, Social sciences or any related qualification.

· Track record of conducting evaluation with at least 5 years’ experience in conducting evaluations in Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights, Disability, Youth and Gender, etc.

· Experience and knowledge of Disability programming will be an Added advantage. Provide proof of work in similar evaluation or studies.

· Prior experience working in both South Sudan and Uganda will be an added advantage.

· Available to stay in the field during the survey period

· Excellent interview, teamwork and communication skills and dissemination skills.

· Ability to write clear, concise reports in English. Provide copies of previous reports in similar study or evaluation.

6.2 Selection criteria and recruitment process

The recruitment of the consultant/ firm will follow a competitive and transparent process. A call for consultant(s) will be advertised.

Humanity & inclusion may request on its own discretion any additional documents or information when it may consider it necessary to perform its check. But in no circumstances this request may lead to change the price or contents of the original bid.

Nevertheless, Humanity & inclusion reserves the right to negotiate, accept or reject any bid or quotation at its sole discretion, and to continue the competitive dialogue for any response it considers advantageous.

Handicap International is not obliged to accept the lowest prices or any of the bid. No bid may be modified after the closing date for the submission of bids.

The contract shall be awarded to the bid that is both technically and administratively compliant, but also the most economically advantageous, taking into account the quality of the services offered.

Proper selection committee will validate each of the following stage:

6.2.1 Eligibility and mandatory documents for administrative review

· Applicants shall provide as minimum requirements:

o Curriculum vitae

o Copy of diploma (Master’s degree)

o Copy of identity document

o Proper registration of the activity and any documents certifying the regularity of the activity (according to the country of establishment of the consultant/firm, may be: legal status, registration certificate, tax registration certificate, tax clearance certificate, trading licence, compulsory submission up-to-date…)

o A cover letter

o A technical proposal including clear timelines

o Sample of previous work

o A financial proposal

o Financial statements of last 2 previous years

· Selection committee: Logistics, Technical referent, Admin manager.

6.2.2 Documents review and technical criteria assessment / Shortlisting

· Among applicants who fulfilled with mandatory requirements above, a documentary assessment is based on following features: team experience in similar evaluation, team experience with disability and SRH, proposed methodology/relevance of tools, with the following criteria of scoring:

Team experience 20%

Bid review: Experience with Disability and SRH 20%

Bid review: Relevance of the proposed tools/ Methodology including ethical submission 20%

· This first assessment will sort out a shortlist of applicants who will go through the next stage: interview assessment. **

· Document review committee: WISH project manager, WISH Communication Specialist, Headquarter MEAL specialist, being subject to relevant adjustment, minimum of 2 needed.

6.2.3 Interview of shortlisted applicants

· The shortlisted applicants will be interviewed based on: Means and planning, Experience with Disability and SRH, proposed tools/ Methodology, Soft skills (communication / English / writing / consortia, flexibility), with the following criteria of scoring:

Means and Planning 5%

Experience with Disability and SRH 10%

Relevance of the proposed tools/ Methodology (including ethical approvals aspects) 15%

Soft skills (communication / English / writing / consortia / Flexibility) 10%

· Interview committee: WISH project manager, WISH Communication Specialist, Headquarter MEAL specialist, being subject to relevant adjustment.**

6.2.4 Final Technical assessment

· A final report will be generated from the aggregation of results from the assessed components**

Final Technical criteria (docuements review + interview)

Team experience 20%

Experience with Disability and SRH 30%

Relevance of the proposed tools/ Methodology 35%

Means and Planning 5%

Soft skills (communication / English / writing / consortia / Flexibility) 10%

6.2.5 Financial offer

· Humanity and Inclusion is expecting an all-inclusive financial offer.

· The consultant shall submit following details:

o Professional fees: daily rate, numbers of days spent at each stage of the assignment, total

o Ancillary costs related to the full proceeding of the assignment (non-exhaustive): travel, accommodation, translators, ethical submission, software, any others required…

§ Ancillary costs may be included in professional fees, without any other details, and thus professional fees will cover the whole expense of the assignment

§ Ancillary costs can be fully detailed and shall become contractual, whatever the real expenses. No additional costs may be claimed further.

§ Ancillary costs can be estimated as a lump sum and reimbursed upon evidences of payments of real expenses; in this case the estimated cost shall be contractual as the maximum to be reimbursed.

§ Consultant are free to express these ancillary costs the way they consider appropriate to offer a competitive financial offer.

· Prices shall first be expressed exclusive of taxes (VAT or others that may apply in the country of establishment), then mention all related taxes, and eventually total amount inclusive of all taxes.

· As per regulation of URA (Ugandan Revenue Authority), following taxes have to be considered.

o Ugandan consultant:

§ Withholding tax of 6%, applied on professional fees, VAT excluded,

§ VAT: Ugandan VAT tax system, 18%

o Non-Ugandan consultant:

§ Withholding tax of 15%, applied on professional fees, VAT excluded

§ VAT: As exporting a service, non-Ugandan supplier may be exempted of VAT in their country of establishment, this has to be clearly mentioned on the financial offer. Nevertheless, whatever the case, HI, as importing a service, will be submitted to Reverse VAT of 18% and will pay directly to URA the due amount.

· Handicap International shall evaluate the bids in terms of total acquisition cost, including all related taxes.

7. Submission of applications- Tendering schedule - Award**

7.1 Submission of applications

Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Application must be submitted in English and include:

· All administrative mandatory documents as described in 6.2.1.

· Technical proposal (maximum 15 pages) including the proposed methodologies and proposed schedule.

· Financial Proposal (as described in 6.2.5.) / Bid validity period: Bids shall remain valid for a period of three (3) calendar months as from the deadline for the receipt of bids.

· Tenderers may include any additional documents they deem relevant.

Sub-contracting: If applicants or tenderers plan to work with subcontractors, they undertake to:

· Provide Handicap International with the list of those services that it plans to subcontract

· Obtain Handicap International’s formal agreement on the choice of prospective subcontractors

· Obtain Handicap International’s agreement on the terms of payment of these sub-contractors

· Send Handicap International its contracts with subcontractors upon request

Applicants shall commit to comply with all protection policies, code of conduct, Good Business Practices, General Purchasing conditions available for consultation on: https://hi.org/en/suppliers-form and General data protection (Appendix 3).

7.2 Tendering schedule

Applications shall be sent to wish-tenders@hi.org before the 04th of June 2021, 23.59 East African Time zone, clearly mentioning in the subject of the email : “Endline evaluation South SUdan-Uganda ”.

This dedicated email box shall only be opened after deadline submission to ensure confidentiality of the bids.

In case of any questions, or need for clarification, regarding technical aspects of the TOR or proceedings of the assignment, please write to: Catherine Lecrenier c.lecrenier@hi.org (WISH Project Manager - Humanity & Inclusion) and Mariam Nalukenge m.nalukenge@hi.org (WISH Information Specialist - Humanity & inclusion).

In case of any questions or need for clarification, regarding application procedure, please write to: Gloria Mabangi Balaba gm.balaba@hi.org and Junaedi Yunus j.yunus@hi.org

Selection committees will be held between 07th of June and 25th of June 2021.

7.3 Award

· A contract will be signed between Humanity & inclusion and the awarded applicant and shall start on the 19th of July 2021. The payments will be released as follows:

o 30% after the approval of deliverables 1 and 2

o 30% after the approval of deliverables 3 and 4

o 40% after final delivery and approval of deliverables 5 and 6

  • All payments will be submitted to prior approval of deliverables (see 5.1) and validation of steering committee consisting of WISH project manager and WISH information specialist regarding the expected quality of deliverables.
  • During and after the contract period, the Consultant undertakes not to publish, distribute or make public, without the prior express and written permission of HI, the results of their activities under this contract, or the documents or information provided, produced and received. Such results, documents and information shall remain the property of HI.

8. Appendices

Appendices listed below are available through the link or in the zipped folder attached or on request sent to: gm.balaba@hi.org and m.nalukenge@hi.org

· Appendix 1: TS8_Template_Final_Report.docx**

· Appendix 2: TS7_Final_Report_Quality_Checklist.docx**

· Appendix 3: General data protection policy

· HI's Quality Framework, on which all evaluators must base their evaluation.

· The Disability - Gender - Age Policy, which must guide the approach and the construction of evaluation tools in the technical offer.

· And available for consultation on: https://hi.org/en/suppliers-form

  • HI’s policy on protection of beneficiary from sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment
  • HI's policy on child protection
  • HI’s policy on anti-fraud bribery and corruption
  • HI’s code of conduct
  • HI’s Disability Gender Age policy
  • HI Good Business Practices
  • Hi General purchasing conditions

How to apply:

. Submission of applications- Tendering schedule - Award**

7.1 Submission of applications

Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Application must be submitted in English and include:

· All administrative mandatory documents as described in 6.2.1.

· Technical proposal (maximum 15 pages) including the proposed methodologies and proposed schedule.

· Financial Proposal (as described in 6.2.5.) / Bid validity period: Bids shall remain valid for a period of three (3) calendar months as from the deadline for the receipt of bids.

· Tenderers may include any additional documents they deem relevant.

Sub-contracting: If applicants or tenderers plan to work with subcontractors, they undertake to:

· Provide Handicap International with the list of those services that it plans to subcontract

· Obtain Handicap International’s formal agreement on the choice of prospective subcontractors

· Obtain Handicap International’s agreement on the terms of payment of these sub-contractors

· Send Handicap International its contracts with subcontractors upon request

Applicants shall commit to comply with all protection policies, code of conduct, Good Business Practices, General Purchasing conditions available for consultation on: https://hi.org/en/suppliers-form and General data protection (Appendix 3).

7.2 Tendering schedule

Applications shall be sent to wish-tenders@hi.org before the 04th of June 2021, 23.59 East African Time zone, clearly mentioning in the subject of the email : “Endline evaluation South SUdan-Uganda ”.

This dedicated email box shall only be opened after deadline submission to ensure confidentiality of the bids.

In case of any questions, or need for clarification, regarding technical aspects of the TOR or proceedings of the assignment, please write to: Catherine Lecrenier c.lecrenier@hi.org (WISH Project Manager - Humanity & Inclusion) and Mariam Nalukenge m.nalukenge@hi.org (WISH Information Specialist - Humanity & inclusion).

In case of any questions or need for clarification, regarding application procedure, please write to: Gloria Mabangi Balaba gm.balaba@hi.org and Junaedi Yunus j.yunus@hi.org

Selection committees will be held between 07th of June and 25th of June 2021.



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