Joint Peer Evaluation – Tropical Cyclone Pam HPA Response
26 Aug 2015
Call for consultancy proposals for the Joint Peer Evaluation Consultancy – Tropical Cyclone Pam Humanitarian Partnership Agreement (HPA) response in Vanuatu.
Tropical Cyclone Pam struck Vanuatu on the 13th of March 2015 causing severe and extensive damage to communities across the country. In the wake of the cyclone national and local Governments, international and national NGOs and the donor community mobilized in response to the enormous devastation brought by TC Pam with the implementation of relief and recovery programs to meet the immediate critical needs of affected populations and support local and national recovery efforts.
Significantly this included the granting by DFAT of $3 Million AUD to Oxfam, Care, Save the Children and World Vision to work in consortium to provide coordinated, effective, appropriate and timely humanitarian assistance to meet the basic needs of the affected population. Under this agreement Oxfam assumed the role of consortium lead; leading on coordination of the Vanuatu Humanitarian Team, support of the cluster system, contract management and disbursement of funds to consortium agencies and development and coordination of a common MEAL framework and activities. Activities for this response began on the 24th of March and will continue for 9 months, with the majority of activities to be completed by the end of September.
The objectives of the evaluation are:
- Assess the appropriateness, effectiveness, efficiency and coordination of HPA partners’ TC Pam response activities in achieving intended objectives and outcomes, as per the ERIP (Emergency Response Implementation Plan)
- Gather stories, identify lessons and provide recommendations for future consortium, network or individual-agency emergency responses in Vanuatu and the Pacific
- Provide an opportunity for peer evaluation of HPA partners’ TC Pam response activities through participation in the evaluation team
SKILLS, TECHNICAL BACKGROUND, AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
- Extensive humanitarian response experience, preferably including the Pacific context
- Excellent knowledge of monitoring and evaluation in theory and practice, with strong experience in an evaluation lead or evaluation facilitation role
- Experience using mixed-methods (qualitative and quantitative) approaches to evaluation
- Strong commitment to participatory and learning focused evaluation and knowledge/use of participatory tools
- High level analytical skills, including experience in applying conceptual frameworks of analysis and report writing skills
- Strong skills in gender analysis
- Capacity to manage and facilitate a complex evaluation, including workshop facilitation
- Awareness and use of the Code of Ethics mandated by the Australasian or Asia-Pacific Evaluation Societies/Association
- Fluent written and spoken English. Ability to speak Bislama an advantage
- Knowledge of the Pacific context and the unique challenges of small island developing states desirable
- Adequate insurance cover (including worker’s compensation), professional indemnity, public liability, superannuation and taxation where applicable.
HOW TO APPLY:
Applicants should submit an EOI to firstname.lastname@example.org by 6 September 2015:
- Addressing the recruitment criteria above
- Indicating a daily rate (rates between AUD $600 and $700 per day will be considered)
- Including an example of an evaluation that is written by the applicant and that is relevant
- Attaching the applicant’s CV
Shortlisted applicants will be invited to an interview.