Organization: Arbeiter-Samariter-Bund Deutschland e.V.
Closing date: 07 Jan 2019
The Arbeiter Samariter Bund (ASB) Zambia Programme was designed to support community based Health Centres in improving their management mechanisms with suspicious infectious patients reaching the respective facility. For this purpose, ASB experts from Germany conducted a preparation visit in October 2018 that included wide range interviews, focus group discussions and site visits in 4 health centres in Mumbwa district. Based on these findings, a second mission is foreseen for February 2019 where staff of the health centres will be trained in adequate and safe procedures to follow dealing with patients suspicious and actual infected with communicable diseases like respiratory tract infections, diarrhoeal infections etc.
This aims to support the following overall objective:
To contribute to the improvement of management of communicable diseases in Zambia.
Purpose of the Evaluation
This external evaluation will focus on the outcomes of the programme for validation and/or recommending changes of the concept for offering it in future to affected countries in outbreak scenarios. It aims to determine whether the programme has met its identified objectives and results as per the programme design document, provide insight and feedback on ASB programming and partnerships, including approach, management and document the programme engagement model (implementation level), and provide recommendations to support future programming and partnerships (future programming level).
The specific objectives of the evaluation are:
Scope of Work and Key Questions
The evaluation will be undertaken by an external consultant with management by ASB from the responsible desk officer. The evaluation consultant will be responsible for:
b. Key questions
The evaluation will focus on ASB Zambia Programme in the Health Sector. More specifically this includes the preparation, implementation and the impact of Infection Prevention and Control measures in rural Health Centers of Zambia. The key evaluation questions to be answered in the evaluation report are:
1) To what extent has the programme contributed to change of disease management in the health centres?
2) To what extent is the concept and training curriculum applicable to existing national procedures?
3) Were there any unintended outcomes of the Programme?
4) To what extend may other external factors have influenced the possible change?
Feasible questions on outcome level of the project might be:
The evaluation methodology will be drafted by ASB health team in Germany. Recommendations by the evaluator will be appreciated during the baseline collection (1 week) in February 2019.
The primary audience for this evaluation will be ASB head office staff who are engaged or linked to the Emergency Medical Team programme.
A secondary audience will be other stakeholders that may find the findings of the evaluation useful, including but not limited to ASB country offices in other countries, those working in the Health sector and potential partners such as other NGOs and coordinating bodies as WHO and GOARN.
ASB will provide contact details of stakeholders and partners to be met with, introducing the consultant in advance, provide advice on local logistics (transport and accommodation) and a suggested timeline. The consultant will be responsible for organizing times and locations for meetings and field visits. ASB, or partners, will support with organizing of local logistics where possible. The consultant will need to use their own car, computer and Smart phone for the consultancy and any related software, this should be taken into account in their daily fee rate.
The evaluator will be provided with the following (but not limited to) documents to review:
Dissemination of Findings
Key findings will be presented to ASB prior to finalisation of the evaluation report for verification and input and to support utilisation of findings. The final evaluation report will be shared among ASB staff. Findings will also be discussed with partners at the programme’s final sharing and learning workshop. Findings will be utilized for future ASB programming and partnerships and support improved practice from learning.
The evaluation is planned to run in two phases:
First will be to accompany the February mission of ASB Germany health staff for 5 days in the field in order to provide the baseline of current relevant practises in the rural health centres and observe the implementation of the trainings.
The second phase will be ex-ante 6 months after the training (approximately August 2019 for 10 days) revisiting the health facilities that have received a training and those of the comparison group in order to evaluate the actual changes and sustainability of the concept in this context.
The final report is to be submitted two weeks after completing this phase.
The evaluator will be responsible for the quality and timely submission of these deliverables:
Presentation of Results
The consultant will submit a draft report in English with the following format:
Total length is a minimum of 20 to a maximum of 25 pages (for sections 4-8) plus annexes.
Please provide key recommendations that have emerged from the evaluation that will be useful for developing ASB’s programme strategies and approaches in the future.
ASB will provide all costs for travel, accommodation, per diems and related evaluation events (as negotiated with the consultant and ASB) during travel undertaken by the consultant for the consultancy.
The consultant should budget for a daily rate that is inclusive of insurance, tax and other costs incurred by the consultant during the consultancy.
A medical/public health background or previous experiences in this field is a distinct advantage.
Tenders will be accepted by freelance consultants as well as from commercial companies, NGOs or academics.
Bids must include the following:
· Covering letter explaining interest and suitability for this position
· Proposal outlining methodology and work plan (max. 4 pages) that includes preparation, implementation and reporting days for the evaluation.
· Comments and suggestions on this TOR
· Copy of up to date CVs with details of two referees related to similar work and previous experiences in evaluation with a comparable multi-methodological approach
· Proposed evaluation budget
The final decision on tenders will be taken by ASB, following short-listing and possible interviews.
Application material is non-returnable. We thank you in advance for understanding that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the next step in the application process.
How to apply:
Please forward expressions of interest electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org by 07.01.2019.