MyRight is looking for a consultant for evaluation
Period for the evaluation to be carried out: April-May 2018
Period to be evaluated: 2015-01-01 – 2017-12-31
MyRight consists of 23 organizations of persons with disabilities in Sweden. Seventeen of these member organizations conduct partnership projects with organizations of persons with disabilities in MyRight programme countries. MyRight has country offices in Tanzania, Rwanda, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Nicaragua with a local country coordinator and a financial officer who support partners in each country. MyRight’s country offices have also led capacity strengthening activities aiming to strengthen the partner organisations as well as conducted monitoring of projects in respective country. MyRight had 31 partnership projects during the programme period of 2015-2017. In addition, MyRight has had seven projects where partner organizations in each country collaborate to conduct advocacy with a common agenda.
MyRight has one programme, which includes all projects and the work of country offices. The programme objective is; Partner organizations in MyRight’s programme countries have increased ability and capacity to contribute to increased inclusion of persons with disabilities in society.
The programme has four immediate objectives:
- Partner organizations have increased capacity to conduct relevant advocacy work
- Partner organizations have increased their internal capacity (leadership/management, administrative, operative, democratic and financial capacity)
- Partner organisations have increased competence to contribute to increases quality of life for their target group
- Partner organizations collaborate to a higher extent with other actors and networks
Each of the 31 partnership projects have their own project objectives and immediate objectives decided by the Swedish member organization and the local partner organization. These projects also have a set of indicators and report annually towards their own objectives and indicators.
Collaborative advocacy projects
MyRight’s joint programme entails partner organizations in each country collaborating to conduct advocacy with a common agenda. In Sri Lanka, Nicaragua and Rwanda these projects are coordinated by the local umbrella and has their own set of objective in the same manner as the partnership projects. In Tanzania, the project is coordinated by MyRight’s country office through a steering committee consisting of representatives of the partner organizations. This project follows MyRight’s programme objectives. In Nepal a similar but more elaborate structure exists where a steering committee and adjoining task forces ensures the implementation of the programme with support from MyRight’s country office. In Bosnia-Hercegovina, the collaborative advocacy project is coordinated by MyRight’s country office through five coalitions consisting of 65 disabled persons’ organizations. The five coalitions ensure geographic spread throughout the country’s two entities. In Bolivia, the project is supported by the country office and a Danish organization.
External evaluators are currently producing individual country reports of MyRight’s projects implemented between 1st January 2015 to 31st December 2017. These evaluations will provide the baseline for the global evaluation.
Scope and Objective
The global evaluation should be based on the OECD/DAC evaluation criteria of Relevance, Effectiveness, Efficiency, Impact and Sustainability, including coverage of crosscutting areas such as gender, age, HIV/AIDS, environment and conflict. It should focus on the ‘Lessons learned” of MyRight’s programme and its projects. The global evaluation seeks to compile, summarize and conclude the specific country evaluations.
In particular, the evaluation should look at the following aspects:
- To assess the effectiveness and achievements of MyRight’s programme objective and immediate objectives including indicators. This includes evaluation of MyRight’s programme in its entirety including the national individual projects contributing to it and the achievement of individual project objectives.
- Identify the weaknesses and strengths in the implementation of the programme by commenting on project activities and programme structure (SWOT analysis).
- To assess achievements and approaches.
- The extent to which cross cutting areas such as gender, age, HIV/AIDS, environment and conflict have been covered;.
- To assess the aspects of project sustainability, learning and best practices for future replication and organizational learning.
- To assess the added value of Swedish member organizations and to which extent they contribute to the results.
- It is of great importance that the global evaluation focuses on the rights of persons with disabilities and empowerment of their organizations.
- In the analysis of achieved results, it is important to motivate and explain absence of results and the underlying reasons.
- Comment on initiatives taken and results achieved to increase local ownership and network and collaborations with others, for example other donors or organizations.
- Comment on the cost-effectiveness of the program.
- At programme level, what factors have affected the programme positively or negatively and how they have been handled.
The external consultant should mainly employs quantitative and qualitative methods to conduct the evaluation, with the view to achieving the stated objectives. These include:
- Carry out initial briefing/planning meeting with MyRight.
- Preliminary desk review.
- Prepare the global evaluation methodology and share with MyRight for input.
Data collection phase
- Document review: Review of documents provided by MyRight, mainly one report from each country carried out by an external evaluator, as well as relevant programme and project documents.
- Carry out data/information collection using qualitative and quantitative methods and through using participatory approaches and methodologies that involve key stakeholders such as MyRight Stockholm office and Swedish member organizations.
Data analysis and report writing phase
- Conduct a robust analysis using data from data collection phase.
- Prepare evidence from data collection phase for presentation in the draft report
- Organize information as per chapter six states and produce the first draft of the evaluation report.
- Conduct debriefing meetings with MyRight.
- The pre-final draft report should be circulated to MyRight Stockholm and MyRight Country offices for their comments and feedback.
Report Finalization and submission to MyRight
- Incorporate comments and feedback from all relevant as per above e states, give final shape to the report and submit to MyRight Stockholm.
Roles and Responsibilities
The External Evaluator
- Submits financial and technical proposal consisting among other things, scope of the work, applicable methodologies, timeline for the planned activities, required facilities and proposed remuneration within the agreed date.
- Conducts the evaluation of the programme/projects with utmost professional diligence in accordance with the time frame and ToR.
- Carries out the evaluation in a manner and standards that best realize the objectives of the evaluation as stated in this ToR.
- Uses evidence from the data collection phase in presentation of report sections, arguments, conclusions and recommendations.
- Will prepare and present the major findings of the evaluation at debriefing meeting with MyRight.
- Produces draft and final evaluation reports within the deadline of the agreement.
- Considers the comments, reactions and feedbacks from the programme holders and stakeholders in the course of the preparation of the final evaluation report.
The Programme holders
MyRight Stockholm Office
Make available the required project documents, reports, and all the relevant information requested by the external evaluator.
The consultants who have formulated the country evaluations ought to make available the required project documents, reports, and all the relevant information requested by the global evaluator.
Implementing partners: Member organisations
Make available information and documentation required by the evaluator within the given time frame.
The report should be prepared in English covering the entire evaluation and electronic copies and printed copies thereof must be submitted. This report should have at least the following contents, and not exceeding 50 pages excluding the appendices and front pages:
- Table of content
- Executive Summary-maximum of 1.5 pages inclusive of main achievements, strategies, learning and recommendations.
- Introduction part (objectives, scope, methodology)
- Context and Background.
- Analytical assessment of country evaluations.
- Lessons learned
- Conclusion and Recommendations.
Copyrights and all other rights of this final report shall be vested with MyRight. All reports pertaining to the project should be submitted in writing to MyRight head office.
Qualification and Experience
- Academic degree in development sector or equivalent. Doctoral Qualification will be an addition asset.
- Experience of doing evaluations and research with NGOs, and INGOs in the area of development
- Proven evaluation skills such as methodology and indicator development, sampling, use of varied methodologies with participatory methods.
- Analyzing, synthesizing, consolidating and report writing skills.
- Experience and knowledge of organizational development, CSO movements and Human Rights Based Approaches and preferably also of disability in development.
- Experience in evaluations of Sida funded programmes or projects.
- Fluency in Spanish
Procedures for submission of expression or interest
Interested individual consultant or firm with the required qualifications and experience to undertake the consultancy work should submit their CV and proposals (max 10 pages) including proposed work plan, methodology, timeframe and remuneration to email@example.com
not later than 23rd of March 2018.
Please contact Micael Fagerberg if you have question at firstname.lastname@example.org