These Terms of Reference should be adapted to the context. These can also be used as a resource to guide internal reviews.
Catholic Caritas Foundation of Nigeria EA 31/2016/Nigeria/Lake Chad Basin Crisis Final External Evaluation
This section should include a brief description of:
-the history of the programme, including its objectives, main activities, budgetary information, duration;
The Emergency Appeal Programme as launched by Caritas Internalis (EA31/2016) was borne out of the huge humanitarian crisis in the Lake Chad Basin of Nigeria, occassioned the massive scale of hostilities orchestrated by some terrorist groups in the North-East of Nigeria, popularly known as Boko Haram. UN OCHA in 2015/2016 reported 2.2 million persons as being displaced by this crisis, with a slight improvement to about 1.7 million persons are still internally displaced as at 2017, there are still large scale displacements in Borno and Admawa States with reports of forced returns of some IDPs to areas that are still not very safe and secure. There have been continuous reports of massive violations of human rights on a daily basis. The food security situation has been extremely concerning, as conflict continues to limit the amount of land under cultivation and 3.7 million persons are expected to face critical levels of food insecurity during the upcoming lean season (June through September 2018).
Project Objective: Improved access to Nutrition, Livelihoods, WASH, and Health of 9,000 vulnerable IDPs, returnees and host community members in Hawul and Askira Uba local government areas of Borno State, in North Eastern Nigeria.
– The relationship between the programme and past/future interventions;
-The main stakeholders of the programme (e.g. CI MOs; Diocesan Caritas, local Church, local government, the UN, peer agencies etc.); the partnerships and frameworks of collaboration;
The Project is run with support from CI-MOs. Caritas Nigeria is the coordinating body with direct interface with Caritas Internationalis, while JDPC Maiduguri is the direct implementing body. The project is implemented using a vast array of Community mobilizers, Volunteers, Field officers and Extension Agents, who work to ensure overall project success.
-The rationale for the evaluation.
Amongst many reasons, the rationale for the proposed Evaluation includes the following:
If the intervention was successful, can it be replicated to other settings and if so, in which settings? Can it be adapted, replicated or built on to increase its reach or scope (for a larger population or a different region)?
The final evaluation will focus on the following key objectives:
The final evaluation will rely on two main evaluation stages (1) design phase (2) field phase
The evaluator(s) should produce the following key deliverables:
USE OF THE EVALUATION RESULTS
The intended audience for the evaluation are Caritas Nigeria key staff, including senior management, CI MOs who have supported the programme, the Caritas Internationalis Humanitarian Department and the Caritas Confederation. Evaluation findings will be shared with programme participants as appropriate.
The competencies required from the External Evaluator are:
Proposals should include:
Add as many lines as needed to prepare Time Frame plan
|Evaluation phase||Activities||Dates||# of Days|
|Preparatory||Initial Rapid Assessments||11-06-2018||1|
|2.||Set-up of project control mechanisms||12-06-2018||1|
|3.||Selection of priority sectors and locations||12-06-2018||1|
|Field phase||Project Start-up Sensitization||13-06-2018||1|
|2.||Formation and engagement of Community Implementation committee.||13-06-2018||1|
|4.||Monitoring and Evaluation||13-06-2018||1|
|Reporting||1st interim report||14-06-2018||1|
|2.||2nd interim report||14-06-2018||1|
|3.||3rd interim report||14-06-2018||1|
|4.||Consolidated Situation Reports||14-06-2018||1|
Caritas Nigeria seeks the services of a Consultant/Evaluator to perform an end of project evaluation of the CRS Nigeria – funded Institutional Capacity Program (ICS). The evaluation shall be carried out in the period in August 2018.
Caritas Nigeria was established in September 2010, by the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN), as the specialized national relief and human development agency with the mandate for overall coordination of development and humanitarian programs on behalf of the Catholic Church in Nigeria. The legal name of the organization is Catholic Caritas Foundation of Nigeria (CCFN), it is known as Caritas Nigeria.
The Catholic Church in Nigeria has a total of 55 dioceses grouped into nine provinces which cover the entire geographical spread of Nigeria. Caritas Nigeria serves as the umbrella organization supporting these regional institutions to implement development-oriented programs based on local needs. As part of the universal mission, Caritas Nigeria targets beneficiaries by rights and need, and not based on creed, race or nationality.
The Institutional Capacity Strengthening Initiative (ICS) is a five-year project aimed at strengthening the institutional capacity of Catholic Church development structures (specifically JDPC units) for better quality and improved coordination of programs.
This project will further empower the Caritas Nigeria lead Church Dioceses and Provinces in a participatory organizational self-assessment and action planning process through the Holistic Organizational Capacity Assessment Initiative (HOCAI) mechanism. This initiative will be conducted Province by Province over a five years period.
This plan is a core component of Caritas Nigeria’s national mandate as outlined by the Catholic Bishop Conference of Nigeria (CBCN). This mandate provides for Caritas Nigeria to strengthen the institutional capacity of Catholic Church development structures and coordinate programs and interventions.
The first year of the program implementation began in Benin Province, followed by Abuja Province in 2015. 2016 saw the program being implemented in Calabar and Owerri provinces, while Jos and Kaduna Provinces benefitted from the program in 2017. Currently now its fifth and final year, the program will be implemented in Lagos and Ibadan provinces.
To achieve the strategic objective of the program, the following activities are conducted:
III. The audience for the Review
The primary audiences for the evaluation are Caritas Nigeria and Catholic Relief Services (CRS). The review will also benefit other stakeholders, including the beneficiaries of the work of Caritas Nigeria (JDPCs).
The results of this evaluation are primarily intended for internal use by Caritas Nigeria to inform future improvements and learning. Results and findings will also be shared with the funder, Catholic Relief Services for accountability purposes.
The objectives of this evaluation are to:
The evaluation should assess the above in relation to two central broad questions:
The evaluation should consist of:
(a) Review of project documentation: Review of archived material related to the project. This could include, but is not restricted to: annual and quarterly reports, communications between Caritas Nigeria and Catholic Relief Services, the original project proposal document, the basic ‘logic chain’, all relevant project records and data, training materials etc. this information will be provided to the evaluator by Caritas Nigeria. The evaluator would also be expected to review any other relevant statistics and secondary sources.
(b) Development of an evaluation approach and data collection tools / methods: this should include;
(c) Participate in an inception briefing with Caritas Nigeria: This should take place immediately prior to the development of the inception report
(d) Field visits: Field visits will take place in 5 Catholic Dioceses, and should include an agreed sample of participants and stakeholders. This is expected to require between 2 weeks, depending on the exact methodology.
(e) Submit a draft evaluation report that corresponds to the requirements outlined below in the ‘Deliverables’ section.
(f) Submit a final evaluation report: incorporating any relevant feedback from Caritas Nigeria.
Deliverables should include the following:
The consultant will report to the Caritas Nigeria ICS Program Manager for all issues related to logistics and fieldwork.
Duration & Deadlines
The duration of the contract will be a total of one month, starting from the first of August 2018 to the end of August 2018.
VII. Evaluator’s Competencies