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Sunday, April 30, 2017

RFP : CONSULTANT TO DEVELOP FINAL EVALUATION OF SETARA PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION IN NORTH JAKARTA

Yayasan Sayangi Tunas Cilik – partner of Save the Children seeks Creative Consultant to develop final evaluation of SETARA project implementation in North Jakarta



Scope of Works
1.       Description/Background of Program
Yayasan Sayangi Tunas Cilik – Save the children is a leading, private child-focused non-governmental alliance of 29 member organizations that work in 120 countries throughout the world. Save the Children has worked in Indonesia since 1976 to promote health and nutrition, education, child protection, livelihoods, and emergency preparedness and response.
SETARA (Strengthening Education through Awareness and Reading Achievement) is a project runs by Yayasan Sayangi Tunas Cilik, partner of Save the Children, (hereafter stated as Save the Children) with the aim to improve the quality of learning environment in Basic Education (BE) and Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE). This is done through the improvement of school management and governance, development of teacher’s capacity to foster student’s active learning and advance literacy outcomes, increasing community and key stakeholder engagement in both ECCE and school as well as children’s learning, and by documenting and sharing results with the government and wider stakeholders for replication.
In 2017, the project will be in its four year of implementation and is the final year. By now, the project has been implemented in 20 Primary Schools in North Jakarta and 20 ECCEs in Belu, NTT. As part of the accountability and to measure its achievements towards the plan, the project needs to be evaluated. Evaluation will be conducted by hiring an external experienced expert.
2. Objectives of the Consultancy
The consultant will be required to work as SETARA Project Evaluation Consultant from May – end of June 2017, with job description written bellow.
3. The Consultant has agreed to:
There are several objectives that have been stated on the project plan documents. Referring to its logical framework, the achievements of the objectives have to be measured as the key information which can be valuable for the purpose of communication and advocacy to a wider partner. The main objectives and key evaluation questions should be able to answer the following dimensions:
  • Relevance: To what extent project activities were suited to the needs and priorities of the targeted girls, boys, women and men?
  • Effectiveness: How well were the project’s goal and objectives achieved? What were the major factors influencing the achievement or non-achievement of the objectives?
  • Efficiency: Were objectives achieved on time and with efficient use of resources?
  • Sustainability: What is the likelihood of benefits being sustained for boys, girls, men and women after donor funding ceases? What are the major factors influencing the achievement or non-achievement of sustainability of the project?
  •  Cross-cutting: To what extent have project activities promoted child participation? How effectively did the project meet the specific needs of the most vulnerable people, people with disabilities and minority groups?

Detail evaluation questions will be developed by the consultant based on the discussions with Save the Children.
To measure the impact of the project’s intervention based on its logical framework, the consultant should gather the information from key stakeholders, including:
·         Representative from schools: students, school principal, teachers, school committee
·         Representative from community: core groups, community leaders, parents
·         Representative from government: District Education Office, District Planning Board, District of Religious Affairs
The selected consultant will suggest appropriate sample size based on the group population by considering time and resources.
4. Deliverables:
During the assignment of the selected consultant, Save the Children expects that the consultant will be able to produce following deliverables:
1)      Inception report to be submitted and approved by the person in charge (PiC) from Save the Children which should include:
                     i.         study design
                   ii.         sampling plan
                  iii.         methodology
                 iv.         data entry and analysis
                   v.         tools
                 vi.         timeline/ work plan for the evaluation
2)      Draft and Final Evaluation Reports with page limit (approx. 20 – 30 pages excluding annexes) to include:
                     i.         executive summary
                   ii.         background
                  iii.         objectives
                 iv.         methodology
                   v.         data analysis, interpretations, summary of findings, key discussion and recommendations to be presented in narrative, chart, and tables using descriptive and statistics
                 vi.         annexes which consist of any working papers, list of interviewed persons/ respondents, and other related documents especially from the data collection process
3)      Two printed and electronic copies (on CDs/DVDs/flash disk) of the final report in Bahasa Indonesia and English using Save the Children formats
4)      Electronic copies of final presentation including info graphic/slide presentation for stakeholders
5)      Power point presentation for initial and final presentation.

5.  Time frame:
May 8th – June 30th, 2017.

6. Term of payment:
·         First payment 30% at the time of signature contract by both parties and deliverables 1 completed.
·         Second payment 30% after deliverables 2 – 5 completed
·         Final payment 40% after revision of the report completed and final report approved

8.    Reporting line

Consultant will report to:
§  MEAL Coordinator North Jakarta

9.    Submission of Proposal
Proposal should be submitted electronically by Thursday, 4 May 2017, 5 pm Jakarta time at the latest to procurement.indonesia@savethechildren.org with Consultancy for SETARA Project Final Evaluation as the subject of the email.

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