Program: Community Recovery and Response Project (CRRP) funded by HCT
Consultant to provide Services: Conducting Baseline survey for the Community Recovery and Response project
Project Duration: 30 days
Location: CRRP Targeted Woredas (Babile, Chinaksen, Deder, Goro-Gutu in East Hararghe zone and Dire-Dawa administrative council.)
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In Ethiopia, CRS has a long and rich history of providing emergency relief and development assistance to the people of Ethiopia since 1958. At present, CRS/Ethiopia implements multiple projects through different partner organizations. CRS/Ethiopia has a highly diverse portfolio currently focusing on community-based food and livelihood security through activities in agriculture, health, peacebuilding, WASH, emergency relief, and savings and lending. CRS is active in nearly all regions of Ethiopia: Tigray, Amhara, Oromia, Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples’ Region (SNNPR), Somali, Benishangul Gumuz, Afar, and Dire Dawa Regions.
CRS strictly adheres to its Policy on Protection of Children and Vulnerable Adults among its staff, consultants, volunteers, and affiliates. CRS is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer: women, minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
CRS seeks to implement a comprehensive response and recovery project in four woredas in East Hararghe Zone and in Dire Dawa Administrative Council, Ethiopia. After years of drought and recent inter-ethnic conflict, Community Recovery and Resilience in Eastern Ethiopia Project (CRRP) will provide a holistic response to increase income, diversify economic activities, improve health outcomes, increase access to safe water sources, and enhance livelihoods. By providing agricultural inputs, CRRP will jumpstart farming activities through skills building training on new agricultural technologies and enhance the understanding of improved value chains. CRRP will also target youth and landless groups to provide new income options, such as beekeeping and small ruminant fattening. Livelihood activities will be complimented by CRS’ Savings and Internal Lending Community (SILC) approach.
CRRP will support community to recover and build resilience through Agriculture, Livelihood, WASH, Nutrition Microfinance and SILC activities.
Project Goal: East Hararghe Zone and Dire Dawa communities affected by inter-communal conflict and drought have immediate access to essential on-farm inputs; increase and diversify income; improve economic well-being; increase health and nutritional status; and increase access to safe water.
Strategy: Input and capacity provided across 4 sectors.
Outcome: Three outcomes which are:
- Households with applied improved agricultural practices are strengthened with improved nutrition status.
- Households are empowered with diversified livelihood options and market opportunities.
- Households increase their WASH access.
The project will be implemented in five woredas Babile, Chinaksen, Deder, Goro-Gutu and Dire-Dawa woredas (i.e. 4 woredas in East Hararghe and 1 woreda in Dire-Dawa Administrative council).
The project planned to target 50, 000 individuals; by sector, WASH targets 20, 000 people, Agriculture and Livelihood target 15,000 people, Nutrition & health target 10,000 people, and SILC targets 5,000 people.
Due attention will be given to avoid overlap of beneficiaries by discussing within ourselves and with the consultants before the commencement of the survey
To understand the current situation (as captured by key project metrics) in the targeted areas, CRS Ethiopia is planning to undertake a baseline survey for the Community Recovery and Resilience Project. The project team completed preparations to conduct baseline survey as per Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) procedures and plan. The baseline is an important element in the MEAL plan, one which will not only enable the project staff to understand the situation before the project intervenes, but will act as the benchmark against which progress can be assessed; the latter will make a project evaluation feasible.
- Purpose and objectives of the baseline survey
The purpose of the baseline survey is to collect baseline data on key performance indicators which will be used to measure progress over the course of the project implementation.
Specific objectives of the baseline survey are:
- To set benchmarks for major project performance indicators, which can be used as a point of reference for future evaluations;
- To provide information on project beneficiaries and environment, which can be used to plan and monitor the project over the course of implementation;
- Key Deliverables
- Inception report, inclusive of the workplan (maximum of 10 pages), to be shared with CRS before any field work occurs (Note: final field data collection tools, sample size determination formula, proposed methods of analysis will be annexes to this report).
- Finalized work plan, sampling approach and formula, data collection tools, data analysis planwith CRS feedback incorporated.
- Raw datacollected and stored in appropriate soft and hard copy format.
- “Raw” findings based on data analyzed, using appropriate methods, and recommendations, prior to validation workshop.
- Validation workshopfocused on “raw” findings and initial recommendations.
- Baseline draft report.
- A comprehensive final reportof not more than 25 pages, with clear baseline value findings, and recommendations to guide the implementation of CRRP and ensure that mid- or end line evaluations can follow the same methodology as the baseline. The key audiences of this report are CRS and other stakeholders (HCS and woredas). The report should follow the following format:
- Cover page: Title page that includes date and proper project branding.
- Executive Summary: This should be a stand-alone section, maximum of 2-pages, which includes a short description of the assignment objectives, including key performance indicators, an overview of methodology/approach, and focus on findings/conclusions and recommendations.
- Project and Assignment Introduction, including objective of assignment
- Brief description of CRRP and key performance indicators
- Methodology, inclusive of sampling approach, formula, sampling framework.
- Findings: Organized and clearly linked to key performance indicators and other survey data needs (see section 3.1 above); all findings should be disaggregated by sex, as relevant.
- Summary Table of all baseline values
- Key Actions and Learning Points
- Conclusions and Recommendations (for CRS as an implementer)
- Annexes: Assignment TOR, CV of consultant, workplan, sampling formula, data collection tools, data analysis tools/approaches, list of woredas/kebeles/sites visited, list of respondents (from qualitative data collection)
- Required qualification of the consultant(s)
The consultant (s) should have the following qualification and experience:
- Master’s or Ph.D. that included high-level coursework or professional training in Agricultural Economics, Rural Development, Food Security and Disaster Risk Management or related field.
- At least 8-year practical work experience in conducting quantitative and qualitative evaluation/assessment of ongoing project and producing quality reports.
- Demonstrable experience of knowledge and information management system.
- Familiar with project intervention areas.
- Expertise level in English writing and communication as well as Afaan Oromo Language.
- Demonstrable experience in use of mobile data collection for household survey is desirable.
- Assign data collectors that can speak Afaan Oromo language
- Assign data collectors with significant experience on collecting quantititave and qualitative data.
How to Apply
The deadline for submission of bid both Technical (max 10 pages) and financial proposal (max 2 pages) is before close of business, at the 5th day from the first day of this announcement. Soft copies of technical and financial proposals including CVs should be submitted with information about the title of this TOR mentioned above to the following address to [email protected]
Sealed and stamped financial and technical proposals can be submitted in person to CRS/Ethiopia Head office at Guelele Sub-city, Swaziland St., Addis Ababa, Ethiopia before the deadline.
CRS will review and will contact shortlisted consultants for reference check and communicate the winner as well as unsuccessful short-listed bidders after analysis.
Interested applicants can request and access the terms of reference(TOR) from this email address: [email protected] The deadline for submission of both technical and financial proposals is before or on December 19, 2019.
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