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5 Nov 2019

ContractJob Vacancy In National Society for Earthquake Technology,Job Vacancy For Monitoring And Evaluation Consultant,

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Job Description

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Organization: National Society for Earthquake Technology

Position: Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Consultant

Expected Duration of Assignment: March 01, 2020 to May 5, 2020

Background:

The National Society for Earthquake Technology – Nepal (NSET) is implementing the Program for Enhancement of Emergency Response (PEER) Stage 4 (2014-2019) in Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Pakistan, with participation of new program extension countries, namely, Afghanistan, Bhutan, Maldives and Sri Lanka. PEER is a regional training program initiated in 1998 by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) to strengthen and institutionalize capacities in emergency and disaster response in participating Asian countries.

PEER aims to reduce mortality in mass casualty events and increase survival rates of disaster victims in the program countries, through implementation of the following core courses:

• Community Action for Disaster Response (CADRE)
• Collapsed Structure Search and Rescue (CSSR)
• Medical First Responder (MFR)
• Hospital Preparedness for Emergencies (HOPE)
• Swift Water Rescue (SWR) Instructors’ development courses for CADRE, CSSR, MFR and HOPE are also in place to assist countries in their emergency responders’ trainings.

Job Summary:

The Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Consultant will be responsible for the stated duties and responsibilities in connection with the external evaluation process of the Program for Enhancement of Emergency Response (PEER) Stage 4 (2014-2020).

Main Task:

He/She shall evaluate the achievements and implementation of the PEER Stage 4 managed by NSET in the beneficiary countries; provide NSET with a comprehensive evaluation report of project results to date; and an assessment of the status of program implementation as per USAID/OFDA and NSET requirements.

Specific Activities:

The M&E Consultant shall be based in Kathmandu, Nepal, with travel to the program’s core beneficiary countries (Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan), for the duration of the work assignment, and shall perform the duties as warranted for by USAID/OFDA and NSET requirements, PEER scope and activities, including, but not limited to the following: a. Conduct field site monitoring visits, surveys, interviews and prepare report on findings which will include but not limited to:
▪ Progress against targeted outputs
▪ Impacts/successes/achievements, identification of key gaps/issues/challenges and lessons learned
▪ Documentation of course of action/strategies/implementation changes made
▪ Recommendations for remaining project term and vision beyond 2020. b. Proper collection, recording, analysis, reporting and documentation of process and results using standard tools as approved by NSET. c. Perform qualitative and quantitative data analysis and generate reports (with infographic, charts, maps, etc.).

d. Ensure that statistical monitoring reports are generated accurately and reflect the status of progress towards reaching the program targets, and are submitted in a timely manner to NSET and USAID/OFDA; e. Perform other duties as determined by the NSET Executive Director/PEER Chief of Party and/or USAID/OFDA as needed.

f. Prior to commencement of the M&E process, the Consultant will submit an evaluation plan/workplan reflecting the approach and methodology, travel plan and an extended outline of the M&E report. He/She will commence the job after approval of the evaluation plan/workplan.

Duration:

The short-term assignment is estimated for a period of approximately 50 working days, from March 1, 2020 to May 5, 2020. Extension beyond the agreement period will be subject to program needs, satisfactory performance and continued funding.
Deliverables The following is a set of evaluation deliverables, with the expected timing of each adhering to the above Evaluation Timeline.

1. An evaluation plan containing the proposed evaluation outline; the evaluation methodology, including draft data collection instruments; and an implementation schedule, to be delivered before the arrival of the Consultant in Nepal/before joining the team. Draft data collection tools shall be submitted for review and feedback by NSET.

2. An in-briefing/ presentation with NSET upon the Consultant’s arrival in Nepal/joining the team.

3. A PowerPoint presentation to USAID/OFDA (and another to senior NSET management) of the preliminary findings, conclusions and recommendations of the

evaluation, for correction of errors of fact or interpretation, to be delivered within 7 weeks of the Consultant’s arrival in Nepal/joining the team.

4. A draft evaluation report of not more than 25 pages in length, single-spaced in Gill Sans 11 point font, excluding annexes, with an executive summary of not more than 2 pages in length, within 9 weeks of the Consultant’s arrival in Nepal/joining the team.

5. A final evaluation report of not more than 25 pages in length, single-spaced in Gill Sans 11 point font, excluding annexes, with an executive summary of not more than 2 pages in length, within 10 working days of receipt of consolidated comments in electronic format from NSET and USAID/OFDA.

6. All the quantitative data collected as part of this evaluation must be submitted as non-proprietary, machine readable files to NSET and USAID/OFDA.

Evaluation Report Outline

USAID/OFDA prefers a brief report, with a concise executive summary that summarizes key learnings from the evaluation and actionable recommendations.

I. Executive Summary
II. . Evaluation Purpose and Questions
III. Project Background
IV. . Evaluation Methods and Limitations
V. . Findings by each evaluation questions
VI. . Conclusions VII.

VII. Recommendations

Annexes:

A. Statement of Work (SOW)
B. Documents Reviewed
C. Persons and Organizations Met
D. Data Collection Instruments (e.g., Questionnaires, Surveys)
E. Data Utilized in the Evaluation
F. Unresolved Issues from Evaluation Review

Qualifications:

The following qualifications and experiences are required for the completion of the assignment:

• Master’s degree in related field (e.g. international development, evaluation, relevant sector degree) or equivalent experience in a discipline relevant to Disaster Risk Reduction and emergency response. Relevant senior level experience may be substituted for an advanced degree or substantial experience in evaluating projects in developing countries.
• Experience leading evaluations and assessments for USAID/OFDA and be familiar with current USAID evaluation policy and guidance, and have experience with both quantitative and qualitative research methodologies. This experience should include
development of research questions, and critically examining the validity of results frameworks and theories of change within the context that projects are operating with.
• Excellent spoken English and writing skills.
• Familiarity with Asia, specifically in the PEER Stage 4 core beneficiary-countries, namely, Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Pakistan; and substantial experience in evaluating projects in governmental and non-governmental sectors in developing countries.
• Good interpersonal skills, ability to work with multi-cultural environment, and ability to work independently towards delivering the tasks.


Last date to apply: 30 November 2019

HOW TO APPLY

Please send a cover letter and updated curriculum vitae (CV). The cover letter should detail the reasons why you believe you are most suitable for the assignment and also mention your remuneration expectations for this role. Applications may be sent by email to: vacancy@nset.org.np , with copy to peer@nset.org.np , with subject line: Monitoring and Evaluation Consultant – PEER Stage 4.

Applications should be addressed to:

The Executive Director National Society for Earthquake Technology-Nepal (NSET) Lalitpur Metropolitan City, Nepal Deadline of submission of applications is by close of business on November 30, 2019. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Source: Kantipur Dainik, 5 November 2019

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