Open to External Candidates
Position Title : Consultant (External Evaluator)
Duty Station : Bangkok, Thailand
Classification : Consultancy (All-inclusive fees of USD 20,000)
Type of Appointment : Consultancy Contract, 4.5 months
Desired Start Date : As soon as possible
Closing Date : 22 November 2019
Reference Code : CFCV058/2019
Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.
The project “Promoting Stability, Well-Being and Harmony for Myanmar Muslim and Host
Communities In Thailand”, hereinafter referred to as AUP-II , is a four-year project (2016-2020), funded by the EU Action Programme ‘Aid To Uprooted People’ and, implemented in three Provinces in Thailand (Tak, Phang Nga and Ranong). The AUP-II project aims to create stability and harmony by improving living conditions and access to services; standardizing response and care; and, creating coherence and predictability in policy, practice and programming that contribute to the overall wellbeing of marginalized Myanmar Muslims (including Rohingyas) and their host community as well as disadvantaged Thais in the three provinces along the Thai-Myanmar border.
The majority of these individuals are exposed to serious vulnerabilities due to their lack of regular documentation to legally reside and work in the country, which in turn, it leads to limited opportunities in accessing basic services and employment. To this end, the AUP-II project aims to create stability and harmony by improving living conditions and access to services; standardizing response and care; and, creating coherence and predictability in policy, practice and programming that contribute to the overall wellbeing of these vulnerable groups and their host community.
The AUP-II project is approaching its last year of implementation. As part of project
planning, final evaluation will be conduct at the last year. This evaluation will serve the dual purpose of accountability and learning. It aims to provide evidence-based information on the performance AUP II Project, the results achieved, the impact of project activity, the sustainability and lessons learnt in project implementation which will help IOM to improve designing in future projects.
As such, the main objective of the Final evaluation is: To examine the level of relevance/appropriateness, effectiveness, efficiency, impact, sustainability, gender and human rights of the interventions to asses relevance and accountability of the project to intended beneficiaries, document lesson learned and best practices as well as determine project achievements. Moreover, the final report and the results of the final evaluation will be also shared with Project Steering Committee members which include: (1) EU Delegation in Thailand; (2) IOM Country Office Thailand; (3) local authorities at the provincial level; (4) representatives from the key associate partners, relevant non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and community-based organizations (CBOs); (5) community and religious leaders. Therefore, beyond assisting the IOM management team in project implementation, the evaluation will also be relevant for several stakeholders to assess the relevance and the accountability of the project, as well as for their learning and potential replicability.
The scope of the evaluation will cover the period of project implementation from 1 February 2016 to 31 July 2020. It will cover several aspects of the implementation strategy, ranging from implementation modalities, coordination, institutional strengthening and partnership as well as participation and sustainability.
The evaluation will include review of the project design and assumptions made at the beginning of the project development process, activity implementation during project period and project management focusing on collecting result, lessons learnt and provide recommended for future project design. Geographically, it will cover the three provinces (Tak, Ranong and Phang Nga) where the project implementation takes place.
IOM will commission an external entity to conduct the AUPII endline survey in conjunction with the final evaluation. The evaluation team are expected to review the endline survey result by assessing collected data and preliminary results and incorporate final key finding into the evaluation report.
4. Evaluation criteria and Evaluation questions
The following key criteria and questions will guide the evaluation:
Relevance and Appropriateness
The final report should show to what extent project outputs, outcomes and objectives have been achieved or are expected to be achieved in a specific time period and whether the output contribute to outcome and objectives.
Assess the extent to which the outputs and/or desired effects have been achieved with the lowest possible use of resources/inputs (fund, expertise, time, administrative costs, etc.)
Assess the extent to which the positive and negative, primary and secondary and secondary long-term effects produced by the project, directly or indirectly, intentionally or unintentionally.
Assess the extent to which the benefits from the interventions would continue upon completion of interventions (i.e. in term of knowledge, institutionalization of networking groups under SOPs activities) or the probability that they would continue in the long term in a way that is resilient to risks.
Gender and inclusiveness (Human Rights)
Assess the extent to which the project address gender issues such as whether women/men/boy/girl/vulnerable minority groups have equal access to information, resources and services.
5. Evaluation methodology
Non-experimentation design is employed for this evaluation assignment, and the selected consultant is expected to use both qualitative and quantitative methods to collect relevant data to serve the evaluation’s purpose and objectives. The data collection methods could be; firstly, desk review of the existing materials, including to project proposal, project reports, monitoring reports, baseline report, mid-term evaluation report, and other related publications which will be supplied by the project team. In addition, the consultant may explore and use any other sources of information that relate to the project and beneficial for the evaluation.
Secondly, the selected evaluation consultant is expected to work closely with a survey firm which will be separately contracted to collect more quantitative data against which was collected during the baseline phase which will be one of the key data for this evaluation. To complement this quantitative data, the selected evaluation consultant is required to carry out qualitative data through in-dept interviews and focus group discussions with relevant stakeholders at national, provincial and community level related to their involvement, perception and benefits from the project.
However, these proposed methodology and data collection methods will be further discussed and fine-tuned during the inception phase.
The evaluation team shall propose sampling method and sample size (NOT for the survey) in accordance to the budget proposal. The sample size should be sufficient to support evidence of this evaluation.
The evaluation must follow the IOM Data Protection Principles, UNEG norms and standards for evaluations, and relevant ethical guidelines.
6. Evaluation deliverables
Schedule of delivery
Desk review and submit draft of Inception Report.
1st – 21st February 2020
Inception report finalized.
By 9th March 2020
Field data collection.
16th March – 30th April 2020
De-briefing of the preliminary findings.
Immediate after completion of field data collection.
Data analysis and report writing.
1st – 25th May 2020
Submission of the draft Evaluation Report and the 2-pager evaluation brief.
by 25th May 2020
Final Evaluation Report, final 2-pager evaluation brief, and presentation on key findings at PSC meeting.
By 15th June 2020
The maximum available budget to conduct the evaluation is 20,000 USD (including international flight cost for selected candidates who are based outside Thailand). IOM will be responsible for VISA processing of international consultant. Budget proposal by evaluator will be one of selection criteria.
Applications will be assessed against the following criteria:
Budget and Payment Method
The fee will be paid to the consultant upon delivery of the services described in this Terms of Reference. This fee shall be paid in instalments as follows:
IOM will be responsible for the costs listed as follows:
Professional knowledge of English language; knowledge of Thai language is an asset
Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.
Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment and verification of residency, visa and authorizations by the concerned Government, where applicable.
Only candidates residing in either the country of the duty station or from a location in a neighboring country that is within commuting distance of the duty station will be considered. In all cases, a prerequisite for taking up the position is legal residency in the country of the duty station, or in the neighboring country located within commuting distance, and work permit, as applicable.
How to apply:
Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications along with the following documents to to the IOM Bangkok Human Resources Unit at e-mail email@example.com by November 22, 2019 at the latest. :
Kindly indicate the reference code CFCV058/2019 followed by your full name in the subject line.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
From 08.11.2019 to 22.11.2019
Contact : firstname.lastname@example.org