- Project: Mid-term evaluation of the Regional Development and Protection Programme
- Lot: SIEA 3
- Assignment Duration: TBA (maximum implementation period of 4 months)
- Eligible Nationalities: All
- Project Reference: 2018/399283 - Version 1
- Location: Ethiopia
- Estimated Start Date: 3 September 2018
- Application Deadline: 19 July 2018
Mid-term evaluation of the Regional Development and Protection Programme
The specific objectives of this evaluation are to provide the relevant services of the European Union and the interested stakeholders with:
- An overall independent assessment of the medium-term performance of the Regional Development and Protection Programme in Ethiopia. The mid-term evaluation should focus on progress to date and - by explaining why progress is happening or is not happening as planned- provide recommendations on how to improve the Action during the rest of its implementation period in order to achieve the expected objectives, taking into account problems and opportunities. This may include a reorientation and/or review of the specific objectives and activities of the Action as appropriate.
- Key lessons and recommendations in order to improve the successful implementation of the Programme based on an assessment of how the 5 RDPP lots are implemented, managed and monitored.
- Orientations for future support to further operationalising joint-up approaches of EU instruments towards refugees and their host communities, and specifically, in the framework of the EU Trust Fund, towards the roll-out of the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework in Ethiopia.
- Information on whether the intervention is fuelling policy dialogue and vice-versa
- Whether the intervention has a conflict-sensitive approach and respects the do not harm principle.
The main users of this evaluation will be the EU Delegation to Ethiopia, the EU Trust Fund team in Brussels, the implementing partners and other relevant stakeholders, including Ethiopian authorities at federal and regional level.
The evaluation will cover the period 1 January 2017 until 30 June 2018 (first eighteen months), taking into account the different start date of the implementation of the action for the five lots. In terms of geographical scope, the evaluation will focus on:
- Lot 1: Shire area (Tigray Regional State) - Consortium lead: IRC
- Lot 2: Dollo Ado area (Somali Regional State) - Consortium lead: NRC
- Lot 3: Jijiga area (Somali Regional State Consortium lead - Save the Children
- Lot 4: Bahrale and Aysaita areas (Afar Regional State) - Consortium lead: DCA
- Lot 5: Out-of-Camp/urban refugees in Addis Ababa and Shire - Consortium lead: Plan
The evaluation will assess the Action using the five standard DAC evaluation criteria, namely: relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, sustainability and impact. In addition, the evaluation will assess two EU specific evaluation criteria:
- the EU added value
- the coherence of the implemented project within the RDPP overall objective, national policies and the broader CRRF – a more in general EUTF - approach.
Minimum requirements for the M&E expert (knowledge of a specific sector like education preferable):
- Relevant academic qualification in economics, socio-economics, development studies or related fields, preferably to master’s degree level.
- A minimum of 6 years of professional experience, including in the conceptualisation, design, management and implementation of M&E systems for multi-sectoral projects.
- Excellent knowledge of Project Cycle Management, Logical Framework Approach, results-based approach, performance monitoring. Familiarity with EU approaches will be a strong advantage.
- At least 3 years experiences in the last 5 years in working in a specific sector like i.e.
education, gender equality, environmental sustainability…
- Experience in Ethiopia and/or the Horn of Africa region will be considered an advantage.
- Proven prior experience in managing data collection (both quantitative and qualitative), M&E, strategic evaluation, analysis and statistics.
- Past exposure to EU-funded projects would be an additional advantage.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.
- Knowledge of local languages (Amharic, Tigrigna, Somali) would be an advantage.
If you meet the requirements and would be interested in this role please apply via the following link to the DAI website, including your CV in EC format
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