Lowongan Consultant Conducting Final Evaluation of 'Enhanced Health of Malnourished Children in Indonesia Project"

About the organisation:

Islamic Relief  Worldwide is an independent humanitarian and development organisation with a presence in over 40 countries around the globe.. Islamic Relief Worldwide is a UK based International relief. We have been fighting poverty and injustice for 30 years, in a world in which over three billion people still live in poverty.

Country Purpose:

Islamic Relief Worldwide in Indonesia was operation since 2003 following the  MOU signing with the Ministry of Home Affairs. The objective of IRW in Indonesia programme is to contribute to the social welfare of the Indonesia people and to alleviate the suffering. The main sector for the programme include:

·         Water and Sanitation

·         Sustainable livelihood

·         Education

·         Child Welfare

·         Shelter

·         Disaster Risk Reduction

The geographical area are Banten, NTB, Aceh and Central Sulawesi province directly implementing or  through partners.

Islamic Relief Worldwide in Indonesia is looking to recruit a Consultant :

Conducting Final Evaluation of ‘Enhanced Health of Malnourished Children in Indonesia Project”

Islamic Relief Worldwide in Indonesia implemented a project titled “Enhanced Health of Malnourished Children in Indonesia” in the urban slum Kasemen in Serang City in West Java from April 1, 2018 to October 1, 2019 funded by Islamic Relief Sweden and Radiohjalpen.

The main goal of the project is to reduce morbidity and mortality among poor malnourished children in the urban slum of Serang City. The expected outcome is to reduce the severe and moderate malnutrition rate among the targeted children under the age of five by the end of project period.

Expected output results of the project are:

Output Result 1:  969 families of malnourished children are trained and sensitized on the accurate feeding, nutrition, health and hygiene practices

Output Result 2:  300 families of severely malnourished children receive therapeutic food during the necessary treatment period and they are trained on how to serve it at home

Output Result 3: Severely acutely malnourished children with acute disease receive support to access government healthcare and monetary support for transportation costs and medicine

Output Result 4: 80 cadres are trained in the Positive Deviance Approach, how to run the Nutrition Post and conduct home trainings.

Output result 5: 636 families of moderately malnourished children implement the accurate feeding, nutrition, health, sanitation and hygiene practices in their child care 

Output result 6: Faith and community leaders are trained on nutrition, gender and child protection and engage in combatting malnutrition in their community

Output result 7: 150 children under the age of five have improved daily access to safe drinking water and receive vitamin and mineral supplements

Output result 8: 50 families of malnourished children receive support to improve access to clean water and latrines

Major activities of the projects

1.1 Baseline survey, regular and end line survey

1.2 Training and education on the accurate feeding, nutrition, health, sanitation and hygiene practices 

2.1 Training on family-based therapeutic feeding

2.2 Distribution of therapeutic food

3.1 Facilitation of medical treatment for severely malnourished children

3.2 Facilitation of the hospitalization of severely malnourished children using government health insurance

4.1 Training cadres on the Positive Deviance Approach (PDA), running of Nutrition Post and home visits 

5.1 Nutrition post holds trainings on the Positive Deviance Approach (PDA) and the accurate feeding, nutrition, health, sanitation and hygiene practices

5.2 The Nutrition Post provides vitamins and minerals in cooperation with Government Health Center

6.1 Training on nutrition, gender and child protection, and awareness raising on child/early marriage for faith and community leaders

6.2 Facilitation of the faith leaders and community leaders to get engaged in combatting malnutrition through the Nutrition Post

7.1 Facilitating improved access to safe water, vitamins and minerals to malnourished children

8.1 Subsidy to support poor families with malnourished children to improve access to clean water and latrines through water piping and latrine provision

I.                   Description of the assignment
The overall objective of the final evaluation is to critically assess the progress & impact made towards objectives and results by the project according to project Results Framework as well as to assess the relevancy, efficiency & effectiveness and sustainability and lesson learned in relation to the approach, strategies and interventions of the project.

    The specific objectives are as follows:

o   To evaluate the appropriateness of the project interventions, approaches and methodology.

o    To assess the effectiveness and relevance of IGAs, livelihood choice/option and asset transfer for the multi categories beneficiaries.

o   To assess the efficiency, effectiveness & impact of the project in light with the project overall goal, outcomes and results.

o   To assess the socio-economic changes/effect in the lives of targeted households as a result of project interventions and change and implementation of government policies.

o   To assess the sustainability of project results, impact and approach at different level (household level, community level, organization level).

o   To examine the effectiveness and impact of mainstreaming issues including gender, disability child protection, elderly, person with disability etc.

o   To identify and document the lessons learnt and best practices of the project.

o   To provide recommendations for future strategic directions for scale up or replication of the current project strategy & approach based on the findings and lessons learnt analysis.

II.                Key Questions for the Evaluation:


o   To what extent is the project design, as evidenced by its original result framework components (outcomes, results, analysis of assumptions/risks, and identification of problem and need of the target population), strategy and approach appropriate to address the problem and to the physical and policy environment of the project areas?

o   Development of clear and useful result framework, to remedy earlier deficiencies in design and methodology, and provide a clear and useful document for further monitoring and evaluation of the project

o   Adequacy of criteria used for selection of beneficiaries, and political interferences in selection of beneficiaries. Is it appropriate and relevant to the project results and objectives?

o   To what extent is the project’s timescale/range of activities realistic with regard to beneficiaries’ capacities and deliver the planned results in a sustainable way? 


o   Evaluate the financial and technical inputs made available to implement activities by all parties including respect of deadlines,

o   To measure the efficiency of management of resources in a transparent and accountable manner,

o   Assess the efficiency of the project monitoring system/framework with regard to aims, staff resources and outputs.

o   Are the important progresses, process and benefit monitoring data being captured and fit for purpose?

o   In carrying out the baseline survey what lessons have been learned which can be used to improve execution of the next update? 

o   How efficient has the project’s human development and training been changes in behaviour, attitude and knowledge etc 

o   whether distribution process of national food to beneficiaries were made according to plan, timely and free of any leakage; appropriateness of project operating costs, 

o   How far is the partnership effective for this project purpose? How could partners improve their role for the remaining period of the project? What additional support do partners need from IR to fulfil the project activities?


o   How effective has the needs assessment process been in terms of beneficiary participation and satisfaction?

o   Whether planned benefits have been delivered and received;

o   management response/flexibility to unforeseen external factors affecting project purposes,

o   Any shortcomings due to a failure to take account of cross-cutting issues such as gender, environment, poverty etc.

o   What are the major lessons learned from this project and what are the implications for the project strategy?


o   Evaluate the financial and economic sustainability of the project (status of beneficiaries after end of the funding). 

o    Evaluate the relationship, networking and linkages among project staff, community, service providers and beneficiaries. Is it appropriate and sufficient to ensure the financial and economic sustainability of beneficiaries after the project?

o   Is the current project budget and duration adequate to achieve its purpose in a sustainable manner?           


o   How far has the project made impact against the objectives and results so far

o    What are the non-tangible benefits created of the project? How project address the cross cutting issues etc and what are the impact? 


o   To what extent did the benefits of a programme or project continue after donor funding ceased?

o   What were the major factors which influenced the achievement or non-achievement of sustainability of the project?

III.             Major Tasks
Collect and review all project documents as well as relevant other documents
Conduct preparatory discussions/meetings with relevant stakeholders, including IR Indonesia, similar implementing organizations, relevant government officials, field level project team.
Design qualitative and quantitative data collection tools, sampling methods, field survey schedule and division of tasks
Arrange/appoint data collector and orientation of data collectors/ enumerators
Data and information collection from different level and stakeholders including project beneficiaries and group, project staff, similar implementing INGOs, relevant government officials, government line department, etc.
Design/develop data entry template in suitable software (MS Access, SPSS, as well as data cross checking/validation methodology)
Processing of field data collection and analysis of the data
Write draft report and arrange a presentation session on draft report with IR Indonesia, and other representatives and collecting feedback on this report.
Finalize evaluation report after incorporation of feedback and submit to IR Indonesia
Evaluator will disseminate key evaluation findings and learning with IR Indonesia and  national platform
IV.             Expected Outputs:
      The main outputs of the assignment will be:

1) Primary data and information will be collected from field interviews / surveys

2) The final evaluation report will be submitted both hard and electronic copies.

3) Organize and disseminate key evaluation findings and learning with national level 

The following is indicative of the content and structure of the final evaluation report:
o   Cover page 

o   Table of contents

o   Acronyms

o   Executive summary and key recommendation(3  Pages maximum)

o   Introduction

o   Background

o   Objectives of the evaluation

o   Methodology of the evaluation

o   Main analysis and findings (structured by Relevance, Efficiency, Effectiveness, Impact and Sustainability).

o   Analysis of cross cutting issues including gender, disability, elderly, PWD, child protection, etc.

o   Comparative assessment of indicators with baseline and final evaluation

o   Key lessons learned throughout the period of the project to guide future intervention.

o   Recommendations for future implementing organizations, program donors, and government and wider stakeholders.

o   Annexes: including but not limited to: ToR, Methodology, assignment schedule and persons met/interviewed, field data, at least 3 case studies, at least 5 photographs, checklists and questionnaires etc.)

V.                Methodology
Consultant will responsible to design and prepare the overall evaluation process using both qualitative and quantitative methods. He/ She will provide strategic and technical support to his/her appointed evaluation team and develop quantitative and qualitative tools and determine the methodologies that are holistic in nature so that they can provide lessons to the implementers. The consultant will analyse the information and have the responsibility for writing the evaluation report in collaboration with the evaluation team.

In the evaluation process IR country office MEAL, project office staff can be included as extended team members and assist to prepare field visit plan and organizing the events as required by the evaluation team. The consultant will improve enumerator’s skill and knowledge regarding data collection and review process through an orientation. Analysis would be made in current familiar analysis software like SPSS.. 

Accountability & Support

The Consultant will share the action plan and communicate to the MEAL–Manager of IR who is overall responsible to coordinate this process. In addition, final evaluation support and coordination will be done by the head of programmes, Islamic Relief Worldwide in Indonesia from country office and in field level Programme Coordinator along with the support of other sector and field office staff.

VI.             Duration & Location
The final evaluation will take place in October –November 2019 (six weeks). The whole process including final report preparation, feedback collection incorporation and final report submission should be completed by end of November 2019. The final number working days will be agreed by negotiation before signing of contract. The working locations will be selected in project area under Serang City and other stakeholder of local and national level.

VII.          Reporting
The Consultant will provide regular updates to Head of programme, with a copy to MEAL Manager. Soft copy for both draft and final report of the evaluation should be produced in English as per given outline and submitted to MEAL Manager. Draft report must share with relevant peoples and finalised after incorporating their comments. 

VIII.       Profile of the Consultant
The consultant (review/evaluation team leader) should have:    

o   Proven experience of evaluation in a team including Team leader in evaluation of area of health, nutrition , child protection, food security  and sustainable livelihood programmes

o   Have proven experiences in qualitative and quantitative research methodology

o   Excellent knowledge and skills on health and nutrition, gender, nutrition framework, food security, livelihood framework.

o   Good knowledge and experience on working with ultra poor, NGO, multi disciplinary stakeholders.

o   Highly respectful towards extreme poor people’s dignity and honour.

o   Ability to work in adverse situation, remoteness and with diverse peoples and groups

o   Excellent writing and speaking skills in English.

o   Masters of Social Science, development, economics and M&E or higher relevant degree.

o   Evaluation team members have excellent knowledge and skills on health, nutrition, child protection, food security and sustainable livelihood programmes

Interested individual consultant/organization must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:

·           Technical proposal

·           Financial proposal.

·           CV

·           Cover Letter/Motivation Letter explaining why they are the most suitable for the work

Technical Proposal: The proposal should not contain any publicity documents/brochure of the bidder. It is mandatory that the   proposal should maintain the following format:

·           Understanding of the Task;

·           Technical aspect of the proposal and outline of proposal

·           Proposed team of the study with names and designation

The detail CV of the team members should be included in the annexure of the technical proposal. It is desirable that the proposal should contain the above mentioned sections only.

 Financial Proposal:

The financial proposal shall be structured around the specific tasks and key deliverables described in the Terms of Reference. Interested individual consultants/organization must specify a total lump sum amount for each task and deliverable, which are to be completed by the deadlines specified in the ToR. In order to assist IR Indonesia in the comparison of financial proposals, the financial proposal will include a breakdown of this lump sum amount (including travel, per diems, and number of anticipated working days, as required).

The budget of the task should be broken down in details as like the following format:

Key Tasks

Time Allocation

Proposed Dates


Support Needed

from IR Indonesia

IX.             Confidentiality
All the outputs e.g. reports, documents, information etc product by this assessment will be treated as IR’s property and consequently confidential. So the above mentioned outputs or any part of it can’t be sold, used or reproduced in any manner by the assigned organization / individual without prior permission from IR Indonesia.

Islamic Relief is a faith based-non government organization that respects diversity and inclusiveness. Applicants from diverse religions, gender, race, and physical impairment are encouraged to apply.


All Islamic Relief team members are expected to support all efforts towards accountability, specifically to our beneficiaries and to international standards guiding international relief and development work while actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field project

How to apply :

Please send only your application letter and CV to the email address: procurement@islamic-relief.or.id

Applications submit directly to Islamic Relief Indonesia Office will not be considered.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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