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Call for Application: Project Evaluation Consultant(s)

PCF Thailand CALL FOR EXTERNAL EVALUATOR (or a team) to evaluate the project:

Socio-community Empowerment through Education for Development and Sustainability (SEEDS) Tak Province, Thai-Myanmar Border

OPEN: 09 December 2019

CLOSED: 03 January 2020 17:00 PM

DURATION: 25 January 2020 – 8 April 2020

Pestalozzi Children’s Village

The Pestalozzi Children’s Foundation (PCF) is a Swiss non-profit organisation which works worldwide. PCF’s vision is for all children and youth to have access to quality education and thereby contribute to a more just and peaceful world. We seek to provide them with access to quality education and to strengthen their intercultural competences in 12 different countries in Central America, South East Asia, East Africa and South East Europe. To get more information about PCF, please have a look on following website: http://www.pestalozzi.ch/en/

PCF is implementing projects through local and experienced partner organisations which are responsible for the planning, the implementation, the monitoring and evaluation of the joint projects.

PCF in Thailand

Emanating from its vision, the main effect PCF’s intervention aims for is to contribute to more peaceful societies, the peaceful living together of people (impact) through the achievement of improved access to quality education for children (long term outcome).  PCF Thailand Strategy 2017-2020 focuses on working with children in most vulnerable situation such as indigenous/ethnolinguistic minority who continue to face challenges of access to quality and relevant education partially due to the language barriers and cultural insecurity in the classroom among others. In order to contribute to the improvement of access to quality education for children, PCF seeks to support projects that can influence change at different levels.

  • At policy level, after evidence based success of MTBMLE implementation in public schools, it is desired to have these MTBMLE schools to be supported financially including the support for needed teacher assistants by the government; Registered Community Learning Centres (community schools) to be supported financially by Office of Basic Education (OBEC).
  • At institutional level, MTBMLE approach, Intercultural Education and Child Centre Approach are applied by teachers.
  • At individual level, the desired change is that children and youth who belong to ethnolinguistic minority groups in the PCF supported schools have increased their basic skills in intercultural multilingual competencies.

 

1     Background information and context

The SEEDS project covers 10 schools areas in 3 districts of Tak province. (1 Community Learning Centre, 2 municipal schools 1 Regular OBEC school and 6 OBEC-class-room branches) Tasongyang, Maeramad and Umpang districts. The purpose of SEEDS project is to support children and youth in the Tak Province Thai-Myanmar border have access to quality and relevant education. The project aims to establish school management systems, contextualized curriculum and improved teaching quality in view enabling vulnerable children belonging to ethnic groups to access quality education. The overall impact and long term effect is that the vulnerable Children and Youth in the multicultural society are enabled to adapt and develop their livelihood in the changing world peacefully. The project duration is July 2017 – June 2020. Within the duration of the project, the expected results is that targeted children and youth in Tak Province Thai-Myanmar border have access to quality and relevant Education through delivering the following outputs: 1) Curriculum is contextualised; 2) Teaching Quality is improved 3) Education management mechanism is functioning with active stakeholders 4) Indigenous Education Network and Ton Kla Indigenous Children and Youth Network in Tak Province established and providing support to improve quality education for ethnic groups. The project participants consist of children and youth in 10 schools, 10 communities in the 3 districts that serves 649 children and youths, 46 teachers, 6 school directors, 116 local wisdom experts, 877 community members and parents, 10 government officials local authorities (Education Service Area 2 of Tak, Prathat TAO, Provincial Education, Tak Cultural Office and PAO). Total number of participants is 1,712.

 

2    Purpose of the evaluation

This is the 1st phase of the project. The purpose of the evaluation is to 1) evaluate the project results and draw lessons learned from the first phase of the project including the planned and implemented interventions; and 2) use the lessons from the potential planning of a 2nd phase. 

 

3   Scope and focus of the evaluation

The evaluation aims to assess the relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, sustainability and management of the first phase of the project according to the frame of result based project cycle management as stated in OECD-DAC definitions (Glossary of Key Terms in Evaluation and Results Based Management, http://www.oecd.org/dac/evaluation/2754804.pdf).

  1. 3.1   Evaluation questions

Key questions:

  1.          To what extend is the project relevant to the need of the Thai educational sector and the community at present and in the future (the next 3-5 years).
  2.          Are the assigned indicators relevant to measure the respective outputs and outcomes of the project in terms of significance, availability and accuracy?  Provide recommendations for improvements, if any. 
  3.          Have any forecasted assumptions/risks materialized during the project lifetime? Are there any unidentified assumptions/risks that occurred and disrupted the projects’ deliveries?  Please investigate the effectiveness of the mitigation measures undertaken by the operating partner and suggest alternative methods, if any? Provide recommendations for potential next phase of the project in terms of relevance, effectiveness, efficiency and sustainability.
  1. 3.2   Evaluation methods

A specific and detailed assessment design should be presented to PCF by the evaluation team based on the following mixed methods of information gathering (the list below is for reference only):

  1.          Interviews with key informants
  2.          Focus group discussions with project’s participants (e.g. teachers, parents, children (boys and girls of different ages)
  3.          Desk review of project/programme documentation (project planning documents (e.g. log frame), monitoring system, monitoring report, project/programme report) including financial records
  4.          Participant observation
  5.          Survey
  6.           Other…

 

4    Schedule and Deliverables

Septs

What

Until when

  1.  

Open call and submission of proposal from potential candidates

03 January 2020

  1.  

Selection of the candidates

15 January 2020

  1.  

Signing the contract and finalising the ToR

25 January 2020

  1.  

Organising the data collection (schedule and development of tools)

31 January 2020

  1.  

Data collection

29 February 2020

  1.  

Draft evaluation report

15 March 2020

  1.  

Final evaluation report

03 April 2020

  1.  

Presentation of the final evaluation report to PCF and Operational Partner

08 April 2020

 

  1. 4.1   Structure and length of the final report

The final evaluation report should be submitted in Thai and English. It should not be longer than 30 pages (excluding annexes and executive summary). The final evaluation should contain an executive summary of no more than 5 pages that includes a brief description of the project, its context and current situation, the purpose of the evaluation, its methodology and its main findings, conclusions and recommendations. The structure of the report should follow the structure of the executive summary. Three signed copies of the final version of the report along with a digital version have to be submitted to PCF.

 

5      Role and responsibilities

The human resource for this project evaluation consists of the Evaluation Team and the Support Team.

The Evaluation Team: The project evaluation can be done by a team with one designated team leader to be a point of contact and communication with PCF.

Support Team

The following individuals will be requested to provide assistance to the Evaluation Team: Staff of partner organization (director, project coordinator and other project staff); PCF (Country Representative, Education Officer, and PCF SEA Programme Director)

The partner organization is responsible to support the project evaluation team in organizing and scheduling meetings with key informants and/or participants for evaluation related activities.

 

6      Competency profile of the evaluator(s)

The project evaluation team must demonstrate and have the following qualifications: Experienced in RBM/M&E; Familiarity with Mainstream and Alternative Education in Thailand; An understanding of Child Centred Approach; Experience in Human Rights based-Approach in Development Cooperation; Have a good understanding an knowledge of the functioning of the government especially authorities responsible for educational sector and the functioning of the NGOs sectors, Academics in the educational sector; Fluent in Thai and English; a knowledge of local ethnic language in project target areas is a plus; Sensitive to gender and indigenous cultures

 

7     Budget

A detailed budget should be included in the proposal and specify how many person-days are given for studying the documentation, execution (field visits), reporting etc. Other expenses to be calculated include (if relevant): translation, session with partners, transportation etc.

 

8     Guiding principles and values

The evaluation team should adhere to the United Nations evaluation norms and standards and ethical guidelines for evaluation.

The individual consultants/team or institution that will work on this project must demonstrate personal and professional integrity during the whole process of the evaluation. He/she/the team must respect the right of institutions and individuals to provide information in confidence and ensure that sensitive data cannot be traced to its source. Further, the team must respect ethics of research while working with children including using age appropriate consent forms, age appropriate data collection, and principle of do no harm. Furthermore, the team and its members must take care that those involved in the evaluation have an opportunity to examine the statements attributed to them. The evaluation process and consultants must be sensitive to beliefs, manners, and customs of the social and cultural environment in which they will work. Especially, the consultants must be sensitive to and address issues of protection, discrimination and gender inequality. Furthermore, the consultants are not expected to assess the personal performance of individuals, and must balance an assessment of management functions with due consideration of this principle. Finally, if the consultants or team uncover evidence of wrong doing, such cases must be reported discreetly to the appropriate investigative body. The Evaluation Team must adhere to PCF Child Safeguarding policy.

 

9    Application and Evaluation processes

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications specify qualifications and experiences along with a plan for evaluation implementation with detailed schedule and proposed budget (consultant fee and all proposed expenses including in country travel, accommodations, enumerators fee) to Ms. Rattanaporn Ananyavong at r.ananyavong@pestalozzi.ch. The deadline for submitting is on 3 January, 2020 at 17:00 PM.

 

 

 

Contact : r.ananyavong@pestalozzi.ch/ 081-815-0307


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