SOS Children’s Villages International ,External Review of the Framework Programme: Strengthening effectiveness & sustainability of partner-programmes for OVC in Uganda, Ethiopia & Tanzania

SOS-Kinderdorf
Österreich is looking for a team to conduct the external review of the
Framework Programme 1980-07/2013 “Strengthening effectiveness and
sustainability of partner-programmes for the most vulnerable children, OVC, in
Uganda, Ethiopia and Tanzania”.
1.Introduction/Background
The
framework programme “Strengthening effectiveness and sustainability of
partner-programmes for the most vulnerable children, OVC, in Uganda, Ethiopia
and Tanzania”
– a three year development programme of SOS-Kinderdorf and
its implementing partner organisations – shall be extern

ally reviewed until mid
of 2015.

The
framework programme that is 78% co-financed by the Austrian Development Agency
(ADA) is running from 01.01.2013 to 31.12.2015.
The
programme objectives of the framework are:
  • Overall
    Objective: To contribute to the global strategic objective of SOS
    Children’s Village 2016 to enable 600,000 children to grow in a caring family
    environment
  • Specific
    Objective: To strengthen the effectiveness and sustainability of programme
    responses for most vulnerable children (OVC) in Ethiopia, Uganda and
    Tanzania.
Some
major strategic focus areas were identified for the Framework Programme
2013-2015 in order to make programme responses for children at risk of losing
parental care (or those who have lost parental care) more efficient and
sustainable. These focus areas that need more strategic attention and support
are:
Strategic
partnership development and networking (formal and informal);
Advocacy
in general (for those countries where it is legally possible);
Resource
mobilization to achieve financial sustainability and local ownership;
Further
capacity building of organizational gaps identified with community based
partners.
Four
programme interventions have been formalized to achieve the framework programme
objectives mentioned above. Overarching programme elements were budgeted within
programme intervention number 1.
Programme
intervention 1: “Learning groups and strategy support”
Programme
intervention 2: “Strengthening effectiveness and sustainability of OVC
Programme responses in Ethiopia”
Programme
intervention 3: “Strengthening effectiveness and sustainability of OVC
programme responses in Uganda”
Programme
intervention 4: “Pilot advocacy project: A Child’s rights for quality care in
Tanzania”
2.The Partners
a)
Name of Organization in Austria
SOS-Kinderdorf
Österreich, Stafflerstraße 10a, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria
SOS
Children’s Villages International, International Office, Herman Gemeiner Straße
51, 6010 Innsbruck
b)
The Implementing Partners
SOS
Children’s Villages International, Regional Office for East and Southern Africa
(ESAF) P.O.Box-2491, 1000 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
SOS
Children’s Villages Ethiopia, Bole Sub City, Kebele 03/05, House No 2/229,
Addis Abeba, Ethiopia
SOS
Children’s Village of Uganda Trust, P.O. Box 27510, Kampala, Uganda
SOS
Children’s Villages of Tanzania Trust, Plot No. 47, Uporoto Street, Kinondoni,
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
c)
Austrian Development Agency(www.ada.gv.at)
3.Purpose
The
review is intended to contribute to:
  • Learning:
    insights and knowledge gained through the review will contribute to
    planning and steering of the ongoing and eventually future programme
  • Exchange
    of best practices between stakeholders
  • Improvement
    of policies of the implementing organisations, processes and methods of
    ongoing and eventually the future programme
  • Accountablility
    towards the stakeholders
  • Recommendationsfor
    Austrian NGO and local partner/s as well as the ADA concerning future
    framework programmes and cooperation
4.Objective of the
Review
The
main objective of the review is to revise results (output, outcome) and assess
the relevance, effectiveness, efficiency and sustainability of the programme.
The review should present results, conclusions, lessons learnt and
recommendations with regard to the programme and the implementation of the programme
approach.
5.
The review team
The
review team will consist of at least 2 members and should have the following
qualifications:
  • Proven
    professional expertise in monitoring and evaluation of development
    projects
  • Experience
    in monitoring and evaluation of governance-related projects
  • University
    degree in one or more of the following fields: Social sciences,
    Development Studies or a relevant, directly related discipline
  • High
    professional standard in English (spoken and written)
  • Proven
    experience in participatory evaluation and data collection methods
  • Skilled
    in questionnaire development, interview techniques and managing focus
    group discussions
  • Strong
    analytical, conceptual, communication and facilitation skills
  • Relevant
    regional experience in East Africa
How to apply:
The
bid has to be submitted electronically until 23:59 (CET) on April 26th
2015 including a company / consultants profile, experience and references to
the following emailadress:
Julia.Doppler@sos-kinderdorf.at
The
bid has to be in EURO, showing all taxes (Mwst/VAT) and travel or other
expenses. It has to include a suggestion of the methodology, time and action
plan and if necessary, suggestions and recommendations to the Terms of References.

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