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Endline Study

Juba (South Sudan)

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: Juba (South Sudan)
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Scientist and Researcher
  • Closing Date:

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Background:

The IRC responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future. IRC was founded in 1933 through the advice of Albert Einstein to respond to the needs of people vulnerable to conflict around the world. Since then, it has expanded and evolved to become one of the world’s leading humanitarian organisations. In 2016, more than 26 million people benefited from IRC programs and those of its partner organizations.

The IRC has been implementing the Program Based Approach (PBA) mechanism under the Sida HFA year three funding mechanism in South Sudan. The flexible funding mechanism has allowed IRC implement projects in Women Protection and Empowerment (WPE), Economic Wellbeing and Child Protection covering areas in Juba and Bentiu IDP sites. Programs have focused on GBV prevention, livelihood interventions and case managements for protection related safety concerns for women, girls and boys of all ages.

Since the first year of the Sida Humanitarian Framework Agreement IV (1st of May 2018 – 31st March 2021), three IRC country programmes in West Africa (CAR, Nigeria, and Cameroon) have been piloting the Programme Based Approach (PBA). Through the PBA, the IRC has received soft earmarked funding from Sida towards specific country Strategic Action Plans (SAP) and benefited from a significant degree of flexibility to implement a humanitarian response that is responsive and adaptive to the evolving environment and needs of the target population. The PBA also builds on making the best use of the organisation’s own internal systems, templates and tools in an attempt to reduce the grant management workload in comparison with other traditional funding mechanisms[1].

The PBA has shown significant potential to enable interventions to respond quickly to urgent needs in areas where the IRC is already operating and has also facilitated the integration of emergency follow up interventions into longer term planning. In none of the three pilot countries, the flexibility was misused to increasingly cover support costs. The first year of piloting the PBA also demonstrated stronger outcome-driven intervention design and reporting and a significant reduction of the number of amendment requests and no cost extensions, compared to non-PBA projects.

IRC South Sudan Program Objective:

The program is implemented based on the IRC Strategic Action Plan (SAP) 2020 objectives on Safety and Economic wellbeing. With outcome one focusing on “People meet basic needs and avoid negative coping strategies’ and outcome 2: “People are safe in their communities and receive support when they experience harm”. The program is designed based on the two outcome areas with flexibility on program outputs and activities.

The South Sudan SAP has prioritized three signature outcomes and five core outcomes. The two signature outcomes related to Economic wellbeing and Safety were selected for the PBA scope of application. Cognizant of the fragile and uncertain peace process, the programme will strengthen the IRC’s emergency preparedness planning and response capacity in the targeted locations to ensure lifesaving assistance is provided to the most vulnerable populations, yet remain flexible to shift programming to more sustainable solutions and resilience-building, particularly for displaced and returnees people and refugees where needed

Outcome area 1: Economic well-being

The portfolio contributing to this outcome is composed of 3 projects funded by OFDA, SSHF and Sida. The proposed indicators will be measured across a specific range of projects within that portfolio, as indicated in the footnotes below.

Priority Outcome 1: People meet basic needs and avoid negative coping strategies.

Key Indicators

Target

Baseline

1

% of surveyed beneficiary households who reported that they were able to meet their basic needs[2]

60% (of 2,910 households)

0

2

% of surveyed beneficiary households with "acceptable" Food Consumption scores (FCS)[3]

60% (of 7,910 households)

0

3

% of targeted beneficiaries whose monthly personal income increased from baseline to end line[4]

60%

0%

Potential sub-outcomes:

1. Women and men have sufficient purchasing power to buy basic necessities (level 1 sub-outcome);

2. Women are able to use and control resources and assets (level 1 sub-outcome)

3. Women and men maintain income and assets even in emergencies; (level 1 sub-outcome).

4. Women and men mitigate and manage financial risks;(level 2 sub-outcome)

Outcome area 2: Safety

The portfolio contributing to the Safety outcome is composed of four projects funded by OFDA, PRM, IA, and SIDA. RRM. The proposed indicators will be measured across a specific range of projects within that portfolio, as indicated in the footnotes.

Priority Outcome 2-1: People are safe in their communities and receive support when they experience harm.

Key Indicators

Target

Baseline

1

% of surveyed women and girls participating in WPE programs who report knowing where someone can get support if they experience violence[5]

60% (out of 4,000 Women and Girls)

0

2

% of surveyed female GBV survivors who have an improved psychosocial functioning score after 7 case management sessions[6]

60% (out of the surveyed survivors sample)

0

3

% of children reporting an increased sense of safety after 6 months of case management

70% out of 100 children

0

Potential sub-outcomes:

1. Women, men, girls and boys have their urgent protection needs met (level 2 sub-outcome)

2. Women, men, girls and boys have their social service needs met (level 2 sub-outcome)

3. Community members protect themselves and each other (level 2 sub-outcome)

4. Children are protected from consequences of neglect, exploitation, and abuse (level 2 sub-outcome)

5. Women and girls are protected from and treated for the consequences of gender-based violence (GBV) (level 2 sub-outcome)

6.Children are reunited with families or live in appropriate care arrangements (level 3 sub-outcome)

7. Children have safe places to play, learn, and heal (level 3 sub-outcome)

8. Caregivers practice non-violent forms of discipline (level 3 sub-outcome)

Objectives of Endline Study:

The IRC is looking for a consultant to carry out an end of project evaluation and learning component for this program. This endline study is to test and determine whether the interventions and objectives of the project were achieved and whether the PBA approach created any impacts to project implementation.

Scope of the study and Locations:

The evaluation locations will be Juba County (Don Bosco IDP Camps), Unity State, Bentiu POC and Panyijiar County. The main outcome of interest of the endline study will be to measure the extent of achievement of program outcomes based on the PBA mechanism and recommend whether the mechanism is worthy of duplication.

The end line study scope methodology will include.

  • Document review of project documents including Logical framework for the project design and reports.
  • Instrument development in English and orient the supervisors and field workers for the study
  • Facilitate and supervise data collection within quantitative and qualitative frameworks for the study
  • Consultations with relevant stakeholders at sector, national, and state levels
  • Analyze data and report preparation
  • Ensure that lessons learned, problems and good practices are documented throughout the process inception report with the final research design
  • Drafting report with relevant endline indicator achievement figures with factsheet and ensure that they are of good quality
  • A presentation kit of main results highlighting important analysis and trends and updating the results framework.
  • Incorporating feedback/comments and finalization of report

Study Duration:

The endline study is expected to take 25 working days including field work and report compilation period. The evaluation will be covered from March – April 2021.

Deliverables:

The consultant will be responsible to deliver the following:

  1. Inception report detailing the evaluation design, work plan and instruments to be used
  2. Draft endline report submitted for review and comments
  3. Final endline report that incorporates all comments from both Technical Coordinators and Technical Advisors.
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