Organization: Save the Children
IYCF-E and PSS Pilot Programme Lessons Learned in South Syria
Conduct a detailed review of the IYCF-E and PSS programme focusing on the pilot modality, structure, MEAL system, and services delivered in the context of conflict and displacement.
- Inception Report: Prepare and present an Inception report outlining the reviewer’s interpretation of the TOR in relation to the resources available for review, detailed methodology, evaluation design, and key outputs to deliver, including a work plan and schedule of activities.
- Conduct a desk review of the available information of the context and the integrated programme in South Syria including the IYCF-E baseline assessment report, the PSS activities provided, and other relevant partner reports.
- Conduct key-informant interviews with SCI, partner staff (if feasible), OFDA and other identified key stakeholders.
- Document the initial project design, adaptations, as well as successes and challenges affecting the remote programme intervention (including how needs were assessed for IYCF-E and PSS as it relates to IYCF, and how IYCF-E and PSS activities were designed to meet the needs, how the community was involved. Etc.)
- Document and analyze implementation of the activities, field data, and any changes made given the context.
- Document the differences between the design (on paper) and how the program actually was implemented.
- Review the remote methods for capacity building and transfer of skills in PSS, IYCF, and MEAL.
- Analyze the IYCF and PSS integration components with emphasis on the initial steps of identification of needs of caregivers: screening, scoring and referrals.
- Assess the relevance, suitability, appropriateness, and effectiveness of the activities implemented in relation to the proposed objectives of the programme.
- Analyze the data collection tools used in the field and reporting methods with recognition of the various limitations due to remote programming, and document the challenges/improvements/developments of the MEAL system to suit the context.
- Evaluate the effectiveness of the MEAL tools used in reporting on indicators and reflecting impact and behavior change.
- Review the referral activities (including the number of people referred who went on to access services; how/whether confidentiality was maintained) and identify gaps during programme implementation.
- Produce a final report / case study outlining findings, documenting lessons learnt of the pilot programme cycle, and potential for adoption of good practices and replication in other areas/emergency contexts.
- Publish the final case study
Qualifications and experience
- The consultant should have a post graduate degree in a related field (nutrition, public health, monitoring and evaluation) with a strong research and evaluation component and at minimum a strong familiarity with PSS (in particular), or humanitarian protection programming (in general).
- Experience in project design, monitoring, evaluation, and specific experience in the implementation or evaluation of programs with a focus on infant and young child feeding in emergencies and PSS/humanitarian protection.
- Experience in data analysis and familiarity of Open Data Kit (ODK) and Kobo.
- Strong analytical skills for developing and delivering best practices and lessons learned.
- Significant experience in emergency response and fragile state contexts, preferably in the Syrian context.
Contract length: 35 days over a period of 2 months
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- No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
- All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
- Violence against children is no longer tolerated
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