About International Medical Corps
International Medical Corps is a global, humanitarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs.Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization. Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in underserved communities worldwide. By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at highest risk, and with the flexibility to respond rapidly to emergency situations, International Medical Corps rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance.
PURPOSE OF THE EVALUATION
The final evaluation is being conducted to identify accomplishments, performance (internal and external), and constraints in implementation of the program and in attainment of the project’s specific objective. The results will inform and shape both the internal 2018 Tech RRT work plan and strategy but also the external Nutrition Technical Body, spearheaded by UNICEF, where specialized nutrition technical expertise is planned to be housed in the future. The evaluation will be distributed to OFDA, consortium partners, UNICEF, the Global Nutrition Cluster and their partners as well as other relevant stakeholders.
During humanitarian crises, the response capacity of governments, UN agencies, and international and local NGOs is often compromised as they struggle to find adequate technical and human resources to meet urgent technical needs. In order to respond to these inter-agency challenges, International Medical Corps and consortium partners Action Against Hunger and Save the Children, with funding from USAID-OFDA, have been providing partners with emergency response technical expertise and human resource support through its Technical Rapid Response Team (Tech RRT) since August 2015.
Goal: To improve the overall availability of capacitated emergency nutrition specialists for humanitarian technical response
Specific Objective: To improve overall emergency nutrition response
The Tech RRT project aims to improve overall emergency nutrition response by deploying technical surge advisors to major and complex humanitarian crisis and by providing remote support and building the capacity of stakeholders involved in humanitarian responses. Any country/agency facing a humanitarian crisis can request this support and advisors are deployable within 72 hours (depending on visa procedures) for a period up to 6 weeks. All Tech RRT support, whether in-country or remote, should be used to benefit the quality and/or scale/reach of humanitarian response, whether for the collective nutrition community or for individual agencies. The key criteria for deployment include 1) L3/L2 crisis, 2) humanitarian crisis including rapid onset emergency such as natural disaster, civil unrest/war or slow onset emergency, and 3) countries with limited technical capacity in nutrition in emergencies. The initiative is closely coordinated with the Global Nutrition Cluster (GNC) in Geneva and the UNICEF Program Division in New York.
Task Description: Consultant will serve as the external evaluator on the Tech RRT program specifically; Consultant will complete the following tasks:
In the first days of the evaluation, the consultant will propose and develop the specific evaluation methods; however, these should include the following:
A preliminary and final evaluation report will be developed which should adhere to the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) evaluation criteria and their standards in data analysis and reporting.
Preliminary and Final Report:
Deliverables/Due Dates/Payment Schedule:
1. Methodology and study tools
2. Preliminary report
3. inal report