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17-418: Final project evaluation consultant
Country:Jordan
Department:International Operations
  
Essential Job Duties/Scope of Work:

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.

       

Main objectives of the project:

 

The project has four major objectives:

  1. more effective leadership and governance for mental health;
  2. the provision of comprehensive, integrated mental health and protection services in community-based settings;
  3. implementation of strategies for promotion and prevention of mental health and protection concerns; and
  4. Strengthened information systems, evidence and research.

 

Target beneficiaries:

Primary targets of the project: are children and adolescents with protection and mental health concerns, care givers of a child with a protection or MH concern as well as other clients with mental health concerns.

 

Secondary targets: MoH staff and other stakeholders

 

Brief description of project goal, outcomes, outputs and key project activities

 

International Medical Corps has been implementing a project to address the wellbeing of vulnerable beneficiaries through supporting a healthy and protective environment and providing assistance for Syrian refugees and vulnerable Jordanians. IMC ensures the promotion of quality and relevant interventions, in accordance with the relevant global standards (Sphere, IASC Gender Marker, and Minimum Initial Service Package (MISP) for sexual and reproductive health in crisis, national standards).

 

With this project International Medical Corps proposed to extend the provision of mental health services and protection case management for children and vulnerable individuals in urban areas.  Under this service, IMC has been providing vulnerable families with a social protection package, represented in cash amounts that aim at providing families with essential protective services, while in parallel, protection case managers work with families to link them with other services for more sustainable outcomes, in Jerash, Balqa, Irbid and Mafraq.

 

Impact, key outcomes and outputs of the project include the following:

 

IMPACT: Overall wellbeing of Syrian refugees and impacted communities in the most affected areas of Jordan is alleviated, lives saved, civilians protected, suffering reduced, and resilience built

 

Outcome: Syrian refugees and vulnerable Jordanians have an increased, sustainable, and safe access to health, protection, and social services.

 

Output 1:  Syrian refugees and vulnerable Jordanians received protection, mental health and psychosocial support services  

 

Output 2: MoH Primary Healthcare Providers are trained on mhGAP

 

Output 3: Children with developmental disorders received MH support services

 

Geographic coverage

 

The geographic coverage includes the areas of Jerash, Balqa, Irbid and Mafraq governorates in Jordan.

 

The following outputs are expected from the consultant before and after the field data collection activities:  

 

  • Provide a proposal of the study design/ methodology that they will utilize in the collection of data/information on the objectives presented in this ToR. Methodology should consider the varied approaches for capturing specific parameters of the evaluation objectives;
  • Detailed work plan and Budget: The consultant is required to submit a detailed budgeted work plan detailing every task and the timeframe required to carry out that task and the cost
  • Development of evaluation tools for review by International Medical Corps and refine the tools into contextually appropriate situation and objective of the evaluation.
  • Lead the data collection process, carry out data analysis and to share key findings of the study through an oral presentation using a power point on an agreed date with the presence of key International Medical Corps staff to receive instant feedback. The consultant will present initial findings of the data collected.
  • A document labeled ‘Draft Version’ based on the detailed findings (well blended with qualitative and quantitative findings), after review of literature and other secondary information as well as raw data will be submitted for IMC review. A maximum of 10 days will be given for a draft report after the data collection is completed.
  • A final report will be produced with comments incorporated. A maximum of 5 days will be given to produce a final report after comments on the draft report are provided by IMC. The final evaluation report should be produced in English and include: executive summary, methodology adopted, presentation of key project achievements, results and analysis of evaluation criteria clearly linked to evidence, summary of strengths and weaknesses, challenges encountered, conclusion, lessons learned and recommendations to respond to the objectives of the evaluation, as outlined above. The final report shall be submitted in soft copies (Word and PDF, Max 50 pages). Soft copies of raw and clean data sets, filled hard copy questionnaires, FGD score sheets/ reports and key informant interview forms/ reports shall also be handed in to IMC together with the final report. 




Compliance & Ethics:  Promotes and encourages a culture of compliance and ethics throughout International Medical Corps. As applicable to the position, maintains a clear understanding of International Medical Corps’ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards.  Conducts work with the highest level of integrity. Communicates these values to staff and to partners and requires them to adhere to these values. 

Qualifications:
  • Experience of conducting evaluations and or similar assignment in middle-east
  • Experienced evaluator with Protection and or MHPSS technical background 
  • Fluency in English and Arabic languages. 
  • Experience of conducting impact assessments, evaluation or research of protection and MHPSS programs
  • Expert  knowledge  of  evaluation  techniques  and  participatory  research  methods  as  well  as  experience in using a range of qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis methods