Consultant : PARTNERSHIP ON HEALTH AND MOBILITY IN EAST AND SOUTHERN AFRICA (PHAMESA), 2014-2017 End-of-Programme Evaluation.

Background

Since 2003, IOM has implemented this regional programme with primary support from The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA). In 2014, IOM was awarded a four-year funding to implement the second phase of the PHAMESA programme (PHAMESA II). This was a follow-up of prior successful implementation of the Partnership on HIV and Mobility in Southern Africa (PHAMSA I & II 2003-2009) and the PHAMESA I (2010-2013) programme.  Implementation of the health programmes has grown in scope from a focus on HIV in Southern Africa only in PHAMSA, to health more broadly including sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). In terms of geographical reach the PHAMESA programme is implemented in East and Southern Africa. The current PHAMESA II is implemented in Botswana, Kenya, Lesotho, Mauritius (Indian Ocean Commission -IOC), Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. The programme’s interventions respond to the World Health Assembly (WHA) Resolution no. 61.17 operational framework on the Right to Health for Migrants (2008). The WHA Resolution 61.17 calls upon Member States to promote migration-sensitive health policies and practices to ensure equitable access to health promotion and care for migrants; establish health information systems in order to assess and analyse trends in migrants’ health; and devise mechanisms for improving the health for all, including migrant populations.

 

Purpose of Evaluation 

The IOM in collaboration with SIDA have commissioned an end of programme evaluation to: assess and document the overall difference the PHAMESA programme has made (at individual, community and institutional levels), the effectiveness of the PHAMESA programme against set outcomes; lessons that can be learned to inform future programming; and examine the sustainability of programme benefits.  

Purpose of Evaluation & Key Evaluation Questions (KEQ):

The IOM in collaboration with SIDA have commissioned an end of programme evaluation to:

  • assess and document the overall difference the PHAMESA programme has made (at individual, community and institutional levels), the effectiveness of the PHAMESA programme against set outcomes; lessons that can be learned to inform future programming;
  • and examine the sustainability of programme benefits.
  • It is further expected that the evaluation findings will provide a basis for future programming in response to the changing migration trends and needs. The PHAMESA programme has been in existence for 14 years during which the programme has evolved and grown into what it is today, PHAMESA II.  

 

  • Responsibilities and Accountabilities 

a) Constitute a multi-disciplinary team (as enumerated in the key competencies section) to form the consultancy team; 

b) Design the evaluation including a sound evaluation methodology in consultation with IOM; 

c) Produce an inception report comprising of a detailed evaluation protocol with a clear work plan for carrying out the assignment and data collection instruments aligned to the programme’s  result framework; 

d) Recruit and train researchers and enumerators on the data collection instruments and  study procedures to ensure standardization; 

e) Conduct a desk review (at all regional and country levels) of any relevant reports, studies, and any other material that could potentially inform the evaluation, including baseline and other programme reports and related documentations; 

f) Undertake primary data collection at regional, country and community level in selected PHAMESA countries; 

g) Analyse and synthesize the data using appropriate quantitative and qualitative data analysis tools;  

 

Deliverables

The Evaluation Team will submit the following deliverables to IOM Migration Health unit: 

a) An inception report will be submitted by the team at the start of the consultancy for discussion and agreement. The inception report will include: 

i. A statement of the evaluators’ understanding of the TOR

ii. A detailed methodology outlining how the evaluation will be conducted

iii. Data collection tools; and iv. A detailed work plan of how the Final Evaluation will be conducted.  

b) A Power point presentation of the major findings and areas of recommendations will be made to IOM by the evaluation team before the draft report is written. This will enable early inputs to the evaluation report by IOM. 

c) A draft report will be submitted to IOM for comments to be considered and incorporated into the final report. The final report of no more than 35 pages including an executive summary (without annexes) will be submitted and will include analyses, findings, lessons, conclusions and recommendations emerging from the review. This final report will also outline key challenges and emerging opportunities for IOM.  

 

Education and Experience

a) A minimum of 5 years’ experience in undertaking theory based outcome and impact evaluations in an African context (East and Southern Africa) as well as regional or multicountry programmes.

b) Proven record of producing high quality and credible evaluations of health programmes particularly HIV/AIDs and TB (a sample will be required).

c) Demonstrated experience and skills in  SRHR and HIV/AIDS and TB projects/programmes in East and Southern Africa Demonstrated experience in gender mainstreaming and analysis of  gender equality  in evaluations in order to identify how gender aspects have been included  in the programme interventions.

d) Ability to work within tight timelines and ability to adhere to the originally agreed on evaluation protocol. 

 

Method of application:

IOM invites hard copies of proposals from consulting firms, evaluation teams with the required mix of experience and skills. The proposals should include the following: 

1. A cover letter introducing the evaluator(s) and describing their mix of skills, experience and competencies that meet the criteria highlighted above. 

2. A 10 page (maximum) technical proposal outlining the evaluation process including sufficient details on the methods and approach to the assignment. 

3. An itemised price proposal with sufficient details including unit costs and daily rates. 

4. CV of each team member and, in case it is an organization, a brief profile of the organization. 

5. A sample of the most recent similar evaluation.  

 

Interested evaluation experts should submit hard copies of their technical and price proposals to:

The Attention of Joseph Musyambiri.

The International Organization for Migration (IOM), 353 Sanlam Building, Festival Street, Pretoria

No later than 14th April 2017. Late and incomplete proposals will not be considered.  

 

 
 

 

 
 

Duty Station: 
Pretoria, South Africa
Closing Date: 
Friday, April 14, 2017