Evaluation of protection of women and girls in emergencies programming

Evaluation of protection of women and girls in emergencies programming

Organisation: Trócaire
Type: Consultancy
Career Category: Program/Project Management
Years of experience: 5-9 years
Themes: Gender Protection and Human Rights


Protection of Women, Girls and At-Risk Groups in Emergencies (PWG) is a priority area of focus in Trócaire’s current Strategic Plan, For a Just and Sustainable Future, 2016 – 2020. Trócaire’s specialised PWG programming was established initially in three pilot countries in 2016: Myanmar, DRC and Lebanon, and has expended since then to Ethiopia, Somalia and South Sudan.

Trócaire’s PWG programming is delivered in partnership with local organisations, and focuses on GBV response and prevention programming, in line with Trócaire’s global GBV and Protection of Women and Girls intervention model. The approach supports change processes at multiple levels: individual, family/household, community, civil society and institutional.

The intervention in each country programme is adapted to context and need. Activities might include Women’s and Girls’ Safe Spaces, health responses for GBV survivors, psychosocial support, case management, referrals, justice and legal aid, dignity kits and transforming systems and social norms. We strive for locally adapted and contextually appropriate activities that are grounded in the needs and perspectives of the women and girls we seek to support. We design programming that aims to be inclusive and accessible for potentially marginalised or at-risk groups.

Evaluation Objectives

The overall objective is to assess the performance of the stand-alone / specialised components of Trócaire’s PWG programming to inform organisational learning, as well as to support accountability to target populations and donors. Specific objectives are to:

  • Assess the quality of PWG programme to date in relation to the following three thematic areas: 1) appropriateness and relevance, 2) effectiveness and impact and 3) sustainability and partnership.
  • Identify lessons learnt and make recommendations to inform strategic decisions related to Trócaire’s future PWG programming.

Further details on proposed evaluation questions, and on Trócaire’s PWG programming, can be found in the Terms of Reference for the evaluation, which is included in the Request for Tender documents, available on Trócaire’s website: https://www.trocaire.org/procurement/

Scope and Methodology

The evaluation will focus on assessing Trócaire’s PWG work across six countries, and will be informed by a desk review and interviews with key stakeholders, followed by data collection in two country contexts. Expressions of interest should propose an appropriate evaluation methodology, including consideration for in-country language and data collection needs, as well as ways of working in the context of COVID-19 (and the potential for restrictions on international travel). It is expected that the evaluation will be conducted in three phases: 1) Inception phase; 2) Field investigation and validation phase; and 3) Synthesis and feedback phase. Further details are available in the above-referenced Request for Tender.

Timeframe, Budget and Expected Outputs

It is expected that this evaluation will require approximately 30 consultancy days and should be completed within the timeframe of January – April 2021.

Expressions of interest should include a proposal for the number of days required for each stage of the evaluation. An indicative budget for fees and incidental/travel costs is EUR 22–24,000.

The evaluation is expected to produce the following:

  • An Inception Report following the first phase, a draft Evaluation Report at synthesis and feedback stage, and a final Evaluation Report at completion. The final Evaluation Report should be no longer than 20 pages, excluding annexes, and should include an executive summary and a set of recommendations for Trócaire’s programme.
  • A debriefing session with relevant country office and partner staff in both selected countries for the evaluation.
  • A debriefing session with Trócaire Head Office at inception and at finalisation stages.

Consultant Expertise

  • Extensive technical expertise in the design and delivery of Psychosocial Support (PSS) and Gender Based Violence in Emergencies (GBViE) programmes
  • Extensive experience in designing and conducting evaluations, including evaluations of GBViE and/or PSS programmes, and in the use of qualitative evaluation methods
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the global institutional funding landscape for GBViE and MHPSS programming
  • Experience partnering with local/in-country researchers
  • Significant experience in programming in partnership with local organisations
  • Relevant experience in programme delivery in complex and protracted humanitarian contexts, and ideally with experience in some of the focus countries for this evaluation
  • Relevant experience of Results Based Management systems
  • Knowledge of French desirable

How to apply

Proposals, marked “Protection Programme Evaluation”, should be submitted to tenders@trocaire.org, and should include the following:

  • Cover letter: A short (max.1 page) letter addressing the evaluation criteria and indicating availability during the proposed evaluation time frame.
  • Technical proposal: Max 2,000 words, detailing the consultant’s (or consultants’) understanding of the TOR and its objectives; the proposed methodology and analytical framework (linked to the indicative questions in section 5); and work plan/schedule. In the context of COVID-19, proposal should outline strategies for adapting ways of working where necessary, and should consider modalities that do not rely heavily on international travel.
  • Financial proposal: Cost estimates for daily consultancy costs and other associated costs, as deemed appropriate.
  • CV: Updated CV for consultant(s), detailing relevant experience and list of references.

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