Consultant for Baseline and Evaluation Events

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Deadline: August 20, 2022

Please send your application package to wvv_recruitment@wvi.org
Email subject: [Consultant] - Your Name - Baseline and Evaluation Events

Background

World Vision Vietnam’s strategy for the fiscal years 2023-2027 focuses on 11 objectives, including four Technical Programmes (TPs) , aimed at achieving the strategic goal of the “sustained well-being of children, especially the most vulnerable”.

World Vision Vietnam (WVV) began implementing its three Technical Programmes (TPs) and the Community Engagement and Sponsorship Plan (CESP) on 1 October 2022 as part of its National Strategy for the WVV financial years  2023-2027. Baseline data will be collected in 2022 for all TPs and the CESP at the national level and in 27 Area Programmes (APs)  to inform strategic decisions, programme planning, and five-year targets.

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Purpose of Position

Consultation Objectives

WVV intends to carry out a summative baseline and evaluation in order to set the benchmarks and assess the achievements and effectiveness of TP and CESP interventions and approaches in the 27 APs for the period 1 October 2022 to 30 September 2027. 

The evaluation of the baseline survey should: 

-    Establish benchmarks and targets for indicators of WVV TPs and CESP
-    Validate priority areas for TPs and, where necessary, make changes
-    Strengthen programmatic evidence which will better equip WVV to advocate for increased government focus on and investment in enhancing child well-being and accountability. 

The evaluation will assess the successes and challenges of each implemented approach. In doing so, it will point to lessons and recommendations to improve WVV programmes in the future. It should pay particular attention to factors affecting sustainability. This will lead to recommendations on how TP and CESP designs can best enhance the sustainability of WVV interventions. The evaluation should include the evaluation perspectives: Relevance, Effectiveness, Impact, Sustainability, and Efficiency when analysing and presenting the data.

Quality Assurance Framework review based on the guidance of WV Global Center.

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Key Responsibilities

1.1    Tasks
In coordination with WVV, the consultant will carry out the following tasks:
•    Review relevant programme documents;  
•    Finalise the baseline/evaluation and design and other documents which indicate a timeline, methodology, data analysis method and plan, report outline, quality control methods, logistics, and other related issues upon discussion with the Programme Effectiveness Unit (PEU) team.  
•    Conduct field testing for the data collection tools;  
•    Provide training for field data collectors, including ethical and gender aspects and covering protocols/guidelines to ensure the anonymity and confidentiality of interviewees;
•    Supervise the data collection process in the field, applying relevant methods of quality control; 
•    Analyse the quantitative and qualitative data, explicitly indicating the gender, ethnicity, and disability features, and;
•    Complete the final report, taking account comments and feedback WVV and partners and send a revised report to the PEU team for final review.

1.2    Deliverables
•    Finalised Baseline/Evaluation Design and other documents in English
•    Baseline/Evaluation Report in both Vietnamese and English
•    Presentation of Findings and Recommendations

2.    Timeframe
The timeframe will be discussed based on each event requirement.

3.    Budget
The consultant will provide a proposed daily rate for the service, including Personal Income Tax.
World Vision will pay the transport, meal, and accommodation costs of the consultancy team for the duration of the data-collection period.

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Experience

Consultant Qualifications, Experience, and Competencies
The consultant may work as an individual or as the leader of a consultancy team. The successful Lead Consultant should fulfil the following criteria:
•    At least 10 years of experience in conducting external evaluations. He/she should have experience/skills in using quantitative and qualitative methods, and in leading the collection and analysis of qualitative and quantitative data on child protection;
•    Strong professional experience in planning, design, management, and M&E in the international development sector;
•    Familiar with ODK data collection application and statistical analysis software (STATA, SPSS, …)
•    A strong commitment to delivering timely and high-quality results; 
•    A post-graduate degree in social sciences or a related field;
•    Able to work with project staff and stakeholders at different levels, and;
•    Excellent written and oral communication skills in English (in the case of a consultant team, at least one team member must fulfil this criterion).
Applications will be assessed according to the following: Qualifications and experience – 30%, technical proposal – 40%, financial proposal – 30%.

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