Final Evaluation, Nepal Housing Recovery and Reconstruction Program

  • Short-term contract assignment
  • Posted on 24 June 2019

Job Description

Section 1: Scope of Work

  1. CRS Background

CRS Nepal began operations in Nepal immediately following the massive earthquake of April 2015 and until January 2016 CRS conducted emergency response activities in partnership with Caritas Nepal, primarily in Gorkha and Okhuldungha Districts, reaching more than 34,000 families. The program has since transitioned to recovery, with a focus on Shelter, WASH and Livelihoods, and coordination through HRRP.

  1. HRRP Background

The Housing Recovery and Reconstruction Platform (HRRP) was established in December 2015 to take over supporting coordination of the post-earthquake housing reconstruction from the Nepal Shelter Cluster, as it returned to the pre-earthquake format as a standing cluster. The platform provides post-earthquake housing reconstruction coordination support services for the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA), Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD) and Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development (MoFALD) Central Level Programme Implementation Units (CL-PIUs), other relevant government authorities, and Partner Organisations (POs). The HRRP is led by CRS Nepal and NSET, and other financial contributors include DFID, SDC, Caritas Nepal, ACTED, Christian Aid, Plan International, Habitat for Humanity and Oxfam.

Phase 3 of the HRRP was started from March 2017 after approval of the Government of Nepal (GoN) and was planned for until February 2019 to be implemented for two years. To extend it until the end of building season, HRRP Strategy Advisory Group (SAG) advised to extend until July 2019. Based on the decision of SAG and funding availability, HRRP3 will go until July 2019.

  1. Objective

The general objective of this consultancy is to lead the HRRP3 external final evaluation. The evaluation has the following objectives:

  • (Relevance) Assess the extent to which the HRRP activities are relevant to the priorities and needs of the reconstruction and recovery
  • (Effectiveness) Measure the extent to which the HRRP has attained its outcomes
  • (Efficiency) Assess HRRP’s efficiency in delivering coordination services
  • (Impact) Assess the positive and negative changes produced by the project, directly or indirectly, intended or unintended. Understand the main impacts and effects resulting from the project on the national, district and municipal/local level reconstruction efforts
  • (Sustainability) Measure whether the benefits of the HRRP are likely to continue after donor funding has been withdrawn. Project sustainability and potential for scale-up or replication will be assessed
  • Explore additional learning for strategic guidance for the next phase of HRRP, contribute to CRS learning for the CRS Shelter and Settlements Strategy Roadmap, and also learning for global shelter stakeholders working in recovery, reconstruction and coordination

  1. Key Activities

The consultant is responsible for following activities to be completed within allocated time. Two days additional time has been allocated for travel days. Consultant will work on the activity 1 to 6 in country and activity 8-10 is expected to be done remotely.

  1. Document review including HRRP Indicator Performance Tracking Table (IPTT), Project proposal, MEAL Plan, reports etc.- 2 days
  2. Develop data collection tools and questions- 3 days
  3. Discussion with HRRP SMT and finalize the tools and questions- 1 day
  4. Orientation on data collection tools- 2 days
  5. Carry out FGD and KIIs at district and national level including travel to selected districts- 8 days
  6. Facilitate a participatory reflection event- 1 day
  7. Prepare draft report and share for review- 8 days
  8. Incorporate feedback on evaluation report and finalize report- 2 days
  9. Submit datasets (or recordings and transcripts/notes), codebooks, syntax or working files- 1 day
  1. Planning & Logistics
  • Fee covered by CRS
  • Plane ticket – Provided by CRS
  • Per Diem – Per diem will be provided as per CRS Policy
  • Telephone and credit – Sim card will be provided by CRS
  • Kathmandu Lodging – Provided by CRS
  • District Lodging – Provided by CRS
  • Airport pick-up – Provided by CRS
  • In country Transport Provided by CRS (work related travel will be managed and paid by CRS. Personal travel should be arranged by consultant)
  1. Relevant Documents / Links to be shared
  • Evaluation Terms of Reference (TOR)
  • HRRP ToR
  • HRRP Project proposal
  • HRRP Result Framework, Logframe, MEAL plan, Indicator Performance Tracking Table (IPTT)
  • District reports
  • District MEAL report
  • HRRP learning documents and products
  • 4w/5w database
  • Event reports
  • Research and dataset
  • Partner Satisfaction Survey reports
  • Monitoring reports
  • HRRP Briefing pack
  • HRRP Website
  • HRRP FAQs
  • HRRP Facebook and social media
  • HRRP SAG ToR
  • HRRP district coordination ToR
  • HRRP donor reports
  1. Consultancy Deliverables

All reports and deliverables should be completed in English, be free of typos or grammatical errors, and be a polished document ready for publication. This means the document contains no factual errors or inaccuracies and citations are properly used. Consultancy deliverables include the following:

  • HRRP-approved evaluation plans (including responsibilities for identifying, interviewing, orientation and overseeing evaluation team) for the evaluation;
  • Soft copies of all data collection tools for evaluation;
  • Data collection guide for Evaluator and note takers;
  • Completed copies of qualitative notes;
  • Soft copies of both raw and final, clean datasets in a readable format, with accompanying codebook/data dictionary;
  • Soft copy of qualitative matrices;
  • Report of participatory reflection event (10 pages max) and soft copies of presentations developed and delivered during participatory reflection events
  • Draft reports for the evaluation following the outline and pages limits defined in the Reporting and Dissemination Plan section of this TOR;
  • Approved final report for the evaluation following the outline and page limits defined in the Reporting section of the ToR
  • Trip Report (as per section 2) or Evaluation implementation report (page limit: 5 pages)

Section 2: Trip Report (To be completed by consultant/volunteer)

  1. Summary of Activities:

Please provide a short summary of the major activities.

  1. Progress on SOW Objectives:

Please discuss to what extent the objectives of the visit were met, and if not, explain what follow-up actions may be necessary.

  1. Completion of Outputs / Deliverables:

Please discuss the extent to which outputs and deliverables have been completed, and if not, expected dates for their completion.

  1. Immediate Issues for Follow-Up:

In addition to the recommendations above, please list specific issues that require urgent follow-up; these issues should be discussed during the exit debriefing.

  1. Other Recommendations:

Please list specific recommendations for the Country Program; major recommendations should be discussed during the exit debriefing.

To apply for this consultancy, please provide send a resume and cover letter to: hrnepal@crs.org

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More information

SoW HRRP final evaluation v2-190520 (002) Modified as requested .docx

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