a. Objectives: The global objective of this final evaluation is to capture the change brought about by the project in strengthening the prospects of youth in refugee and host communities for social and economic inclusion in Iraq and Lebanon, comparing with the results from the baseline study conducted in the two countries of Iraq and Lebanon. More specifically, the final evaluation has three specific objectives:
Evaluate the performance of the project through an assessment of the results of the Action s expected result taking into account the context, the proposal and the monitoring and evaluation framework of the project
Analyze the performance of the project through the following OECD and DAC evaluation criteria designed for peacebuilding and humanitarian programs: effectiveness, relevance, efficiency, sustainability, coherence/coordination and impact.
Extract lessons learned and recommendations from this experience to inform future similar programming in Lebanon and Iraq.
The primary audience of the Final Evaluation will be Search and its partners COSV and UPP. Recommendations should emerge from the study to inform current and future programming.
The secondary audience will be the project participants, donor, the European Union Delegation in Lebanon and Iraq, the Social Stability and Livelihoods Sectors, relevant Ministries, local authorities, as well the peacebuilding community at large, which will use the findings and recommendations to strengthen its current and future programming
Search s approach to evaluation is grounded in the guiding principles of our work: participatory, culturally sensitive, committed to building capacity, affirming and positive while honest and productively critical, and valuing knowledge and approaches from within the context. Search and the hired consultant(s) will agree upon a joint set of evaluation standards when negotiating the final contract of agreement.
The below principles should be taken into account:
Inclusiveness the methodology should include a wide range of viewpoints, specifically gender and age-sensitivity when applicable.
Desk study review: Project documents including project results framework, quarterly reports and other relevant sources of data to complete the assessment.
Preparation of in depth inception plan including a comprehensive methodology and data gathering tools (questionnaires, discussion frameworks, checklists) for gathering information from relevant partner organization, SFCG, participants of trainings, and other stakeholders
Phase II: Data Collection phase: Data collection will be implemented in accordance with the agreed evaluation questions and methodology and in compliance with the objectives of the evaluation and expectations of the SFCG and the EU. This phase encompasses:
Pilot testing the data collection tools and refining them as needed.
Data collection from CSOs, beneficiaries and other stakeholders as relevant.
Analysis of information and Identification and gathering of missing information.
Drawing conclusions regarding the different lines of inquiry.
Sources of data might include but not necessarily limited to:
Key informant interviews: Interviews will be conducted to gather in depth information on key questions.
Focus group discussions (FGDs): FGDs with project direct and indirect stakeholders
Population Survey: A representative survey to collect numerical information related to the study s key questions while providing sound comparison with the baseline findings.
Reflection days for data collection and validation
Constitutional meeting with EUD at country level and via videoconference or telephone with Madad in Brussels.
Phase III: Synthesis
The information from the first and second phases will be consolidated, processed, analyzed, and interpreted in relation to the evaluation questions. This phase encompasses:
Analysis and synthesis of data provided by SFCG.
Formulation of findings and conclusions.
Drafting and submitting the evaluation report
Processing comments from SFCG and preparing second draft.
Processing comments from SCFG and preparing the final report.
3. Implementation Information
a. Final Evaluation Team
The consultant will work closely with Search Lebanon DM&E Manager who will be ensuring that all milestones are met. He will also act as focal point on all issues including logistics and will sign off on the final papers in consultation with the MENA Regional DME Specialist and with the final approval of the Lebanon Country Director.
4. Logistical Support
Search Lebanon will provide the consultant with logistical support through:
Ensuring that the consultant receives key documents in a timely manner
Helping to set up the data collection needed arrangements
Arranging meetings with the project team and key staff
5. Qualifications required from the Consultant
Search Lebanon seeks an experienced consultant with the following qualifications:
Proficiency in Arabic and English.
Solid understanding of the Lebanese and Iraqi social and political contexts.
More than 7 years of experience in conducting final evaluations related to peacebuilding, livelihood and psychosocial sectors.
Mixed quantitative and qualitative research and evaluation methods and data collection skills.
More than 7 years of experience in analyzing financial statements for complex humanitarian and peacebuilding programs and conducting cost analysis.
At least 5 years of experience in working with international organizations preferably in conflict resolution/peace building and humanitarian aid programs.
Strong communication and writing skills.
Experience working with youth empowerment programming in the region would be considered an advantage.
Ability to be flexible with time, traveling, and work schedule.
Attention to detail and ability to meet tight deadlines.
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