Consultant

Samaritan’s Purse UK (SPUK) are seeking to appoint an independent consultant to conduct an end-line evaluation of a project funded by UK Aid from the Department for International Development (DFID) through the GPAF-Impact funding stream. The consultant will be required to spend time in Liberia at the project location. The consultant will be an impact assessment expert with working knowledge of maternal and child health and behaviour change methods in resource-poor contexts. Strong statistical analysis skills required. A working knowledge of the Care Group approach is desirable.

The consultancy will take place during February-March 2017 and will involve participative evaluation including site visits, meetings with project implementers, programme stakeholders (including programme volunteers and programme staff) and community and district stakeholders (including community health workers, health officials and community leadership) in a sample of project locations.

The consultant will be required to spend time in Liberia in order to collect data. While in the field, the consultant will be based out of Fish town, in River Gee district with frequent field visits to project sites throughout the district.

The terms of reference that will guide this consultancy are based on the template ToR provided by the GPAF Evaluation Manager appointed by DFID to evaluate the impact of the GPAF programme, which has been appropriated by SP for this specific project as necessary.

Qualifications/ experiences required:

The Independent Evaluation should be undertaken by a suitably-qualified and experienced consultant. The consultant profile should include:
• An evaluation specialist with a minimum of seven years’ experience in programme/project evaluation in an international development context;
• Experience with results-based monitoring and evaluation
• Ability to design and plan the evaluation approaches and research methodologies, including quantitative and qualitative research methods.
• Relevant subject matter knowledge and experience in the health sector to ensure the evaluation design and research methods are as relevant and meaningful as possible given the aims and objectives of the project and the context in which it is being delivered;
• Ability to manage a complex evaluation and research process from end-to-end, including interpreting baseline and other survey data collected throughout the life of the project and conducting a final impact evaluation;
• Experience and knowledge of working in Liberia desirable.
• Consultants or agencies are requested to disclose any conflict of interest in respect to the implementation of this evaluation. This will be determined by SP during the selection process.

Please note we are only able to consider applicants who are currently fully eligible to work in the UK.

Closing date for applications: By 9 a.m. (GMT) on Monday 12th December 2016

Interviews: To be carried out week beginning 19th December 2016

Terms of Reference

 

 

How to apply

Applicants should send their CV, covering letter and proposals to Ann Voortman at: hr@samaritans-purse.org.uk Your covering letter should clearly show how you meet the qualifications, skills and experience required for this consultancy, including evidence of your achievements.