Purpose of the Consultancy
The purpose of the End-of-Program Evaluation is primarily for learning and generating knowledge. The output of the consultancy will be used to communicate both internally and externally what has been learned from the emergency program implementation with the intent to inform and improve future humanitarian program design; the “generating knowledge” aspect acknowledges the partnership model applied in this program and seeks new learning and knowledge around this model to contribute to CARE and the wider humanitarian sector’s advancement towards locally-led emergency response. This is important because the partners have a collective interest in understanding the achievements of the program, learning about the strengths on which to build, and building wider awareness of this specific type of partnership modality.
Specific tasks for the consultancy (roles and responsibilities)
The specific tasks the evaluator will be responsible for include:
- Developing the evaluation questions and data collection tools, including GEDSI-sensitive approaches are used to collect information from diverse populations in an inclusive way (CARE can provide technical advisory support where required, to facilitate GEDSI-sensitive approaches).
- Secondary data review of program documentation, baseline, Post-Distribution Monitoring, and other monitoring outputs
- Community-based primary data collection (as required depending on evaluation questions and results of secondary data review)
- Primary data collection with key CARE, MORDI TT and Talitha staff and stakeholders (in-country and online)
- Leading interpretation workshop(s), utilising GEDSI-sensitive approaches to enable the incorporation of the perspectives of diverse populations
- Drafting the evaluation report, reviewing feedback, and finalising the report
- Preparing and presenting to program staff summary slides with key findings
- Preparing content for community feedback products (which will be produced by communications specialists, only the text/data that should be included needs to be provided by this consultancy)
- Convening and consulting with the evaluation steering committee
Applications will be accepted from individual evaluators or evaluation teams.
- Experience in evaluation or research in the Tongan context and/or with Tongan communities and culture, with the ability to design an evaluation that is optimally matched to the context.
- Experience leading evaluations and crafting written outputs for the purpose of learning and knowledge dissemination
- Project management skills, with the ability to coordinate stakeholders and manage time effectively
- Workshop facilitation skills, including experience facilitating data interpretation sessions and working with in-person and virtual participants
- Experience leading primary data gathering exercises, in communities and virtually
- Understanding of humanitarian response programs and objectives
- Qualitative and quantitative analysis skills
- Strong report writing skills and ability to produce engaging outputs for learning purposes
- Good communication skills in Tongan and English
- Commitment to the prevention of sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, and the protection of children in their work.
- Academic training in evaluation or research
- Experience with humanitarian shelter, WASH, protection and/or agriculture response programs and evaluations
- Demonstrated understanding of and experience in using gender equality, disability and social inclusion approaches
- Strong English written skills (can discuss use of translators if this is a barrier to candidates)
- Knowledge of Tongan frameworks such as the Kakala Research Framework, the Talanga methodology, or the Talanoa Research Methodology, or use tools such as talanoa or nofo.
How to apply
Applicants are required to submit:
- Cover letter outlining motivation, suitability, proposed approach, availability, and proposed schedule of work (max. 2 pages).
- Quote that includes daily rate, any applicable taxes, and indicates if travel to Tonga will be required.
Shortlisted applicant(s) will be invited to complete an interview and share samples of work.
The selected applicant(s) will also required to complete:
- A police clearance certificate for any country lived in for 12 months of longer over the previous five years and for the individual’s countries of citizenship (at applicant’s own expense)
- Provide 2-3 references
- Read and sign CARE policies including Values, Code of Conduct, Child Protection, Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination, PSHEA.
- Undergo a bridger check (this is a compliance screening, undertaken by CARE)
- Obtain insurance relevant to the assignment
Please refer to the attached Terms of Reference for more information on the consultancy.
Applications are due by 7 May 2023. If you have any questions about this terms of reference, please contact Siobhan Talty, Tonga Response MEAL Technical Advisor. Applications should be submitted to [email protected]