Organization : Save the Children
Type : Nonprofits / องค์กรไม่แสวงหาผลกำไร
Date : 21 Mar 2019
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Deadline : 31 / March / 2019
Title : Consultancy for Final Evaluation of Road Safety Project
According to the WHO, Thailand has the 2nd most dangerous roads in the world, where over 2,600 children die and more than 72,000 are injured on Thailand's roads every year. Research indicates that helmet use is the single most effective means of preventing injury among motorcyclists. It reduces risk of death by 40 percent and severe head injury by 70 percent. However, only 7% of children wear helmets when riding motorcycles, even when their parents do. The main challenges limiting helmet use among children in Thailand are found to be: weak enforcement, short journey, inconvenience to the users, perception of helmets as “unfashionable”, and cultural beliefs that fate is predetermined.
Save the Children (SC) launched the “7% Project” project in Thailand, since 2013, to decrease motorcycle deaths and injuries among Thai children by increasing helmet use. It started as a small pilot initiative in 2015, and subsequently received funding to scale up activities with a 3 Year project from June 2016 to May 2019. The project aims to improve the teaching of road safety in schools and encourage behaviour change to increase helmet usage, working with teachers, students, local authorities, police, media, corporate partners and communities across Bangkok. The key project components are:
300 schools were targeted in the 2016-2017 school year, 200 in 2017-2018 and 200 in 2018-2019. During Year 1, the project trained teachers and provided a toolkit for schools. Following a review of the approach, in Year 2 the project continued to provide “light touch” training and support to teachers and schools, but also worked with a smaller group of schools to provide “intensive” support with more direct engagement in the delivery and coordination of activities. This was continued in Year 3.
After three years of implementation, Save the Children wishes to assess the impact, effectiveness, relevance and sustainability of the 7% Project. Save the Children is seeking for a consultant or team to conduct a Final Evaluation of the road safety project. The final evaluation should:
The evaluation will require a mixed methods approaching, including an analysis of existing quantitative data and collection of new qualitative data. The consultant will utilize all program data available to prepare a report that determine whether the project has achieved its objectives and results.
Key questions to be answered include:
III. Evaluation Method and Data Collection Plan
While the consultant will propose a detailed methodology to suit the evaluation, a consultative and participatory approach will be a basic minimum requirement. The main activities are expected to comprise of project document review, analysis of existing primary data, interviews or focus group discussions with project staff, beneficiaries, implementing partners and key stakeholders, and secondary data research or collection.
The consultant(s) will be expected to lay out their detailed methodology in an Inception Report following initial consultations with Save the Children. This should cover preparatory work (literature review, sampling, survey and interview tools), field work (consultations, data collection), and analysis plan (data processing, findings, report, presentation). The deliverables and timescale for the research are outlined below. The assessment should be undertaken in line with standard ethical considerations and adhere to Save the Children’s ethical guidelines.
In order to assess the multifaceted project, particularly given the complex interplay of factors which limit the extent to which impact can be determined, a purposive sampling approach is recommended.
The evaluation is also expected to analyse and utilise existing primary quantitative data during the project’s implementation by external and independent sources, such as helmet observation studies, KAP studies, and social media metrics.
Other documents to be provided include proposal, MEAL framework, baseline assessment, annual and semi-annual reports, research reports, monitoring reports, interview reports, campaign and IEC materials. A draft report detailing the program history and a set of good practise case studies will also be available for reference.
IV. Scope and Tasks
The main tasks to be undertaken by the consultant include, but are not limited to;
The consultant will be required to dedicate an estimated 45 working days to this consultancy work during April – June 2019 subject to the requirements and agreements with Save the Children.
Deliverable 1: Review of project literature
Timeframe : Upon contract signing
Deliverable 2 : Initial briefing and planning discussion on methodology and approach
Timeframe : 2 days after confirmation of contract
Remarks : At SC office (central Bangkok)
Deliverable 3 : Draft Inception report and work plan
Timeframe : 10 days after confirmation of contract
Remarks : SC will review the Inception report within 3 working days
Deliverable 4 : Submission of finalized Inception Report and work plan
Timeframe : 5 days after draft report submission
Deliverable 5 : Data collection/interviews/visits with project staff, partners, stakeholders and beneficiaries
Timeframe : April 2019
Deliverable 6 : Presentations of preliminary findings to Save the Children
Timeframe : May 2019
Deliverable 7 : Submission of First Draft Report
Timeframe : End of May 2019
Remarks : SC will provide comments within 5 working days
Deliverable 8 : Final Evaluation report completion
Timeframe : June 2019
Remarks : Report structure to be agreed during inception stage
All documents are to be submitted in English.
Management of Consultancy
Save the Children should approve all plans, tools and documents developed by the consultant. The final report will be assessed against Save the Children’s Evaluation Checklist. The consultant will report to the Child Health & Safety Program Coordinator.
The report will be considered final only after the approval of the Thailand Country Office.
The consultant is requested to submit the proposal and all-inclusive budget with their application letter. The financial competitiveness of the fee will be considered in the selection process. Costs involved in the assessment such as materials, travel and taxes, should be included in the budget proposal.
Consultant Qualifications and Profile
Submissions for the Consultancy
Submissions for the consultancy must address the Terms of Reference and include:
The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures.
SCI offer competitive National package; Transportation & Communication allowance, Wellness Top up, 13th month salary & Annual leave 20 days, etc.
Please indicate in the subject as “Consultancy for Final Evaluation of Road Safety Project _(Name of candidate)”
Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.
“We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse”
Submissions should be addressed to: email@example.com
Annex 1: Project’s Logical Framework:
Annex II: Evaluation report quality score tool:
Contact : firstname.lastname@example.org
15 Jun 2019