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Final Evaluation for Health and WASH Project in Thailand

Malteser International (MI) is the international humanitarian relief agency of the Sovereign Order of Malta. For over 60 years we provide relief and recovery for people during and following conflicts and disasters around the world. Christian values and humanitarian principles form the foundations of our work. In over 30 countries in Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Middle East, we support people in need – regardless of their religion, origin or political convictions.

Our activities in Thailand have since 1993 focussed on providing Health and WASH services in temporary shelters in Mae Hong Son province for displaced persons from Myanmar. The final evaluation is for the EU-funded project “Health and WASH services, return preparedness and capacity strengthening for refugees in the Thai-Myanmar border temporary shelters” which focuses on curative and preventive health care services (including MCH, nutrition, psychosocial support services, water access, sanitation facilities, waste management, vector control, outbreak control, return support services as well as rehabilitation services for people with disabilities). The general health and WASH services are implemented by MI as lead agency in Mae Ra Ma Luang and Mae La Oon shelters, in Mae Hong Son province, with rehabilitation services implemented by Humanity & Inclusion as partner organisation in Nupo, Umpiem and Mae La shelters in Tak province.

This evaluation has been planned with the main purpose to assess the implementation process and impact orientation of the above-cited project, with feedback on the achievements as well as to facilitate learning for improvement of design and management of future projects, and in order to demonstrate accountability to donors and beneficiaries.

1. Objectives of final evaluation

This evaluation has been planned with the main purpose of learning for improvement of design and management of future projects, and in order to demonstrate accountability to donors and beneficiaries. Key observations on the strengths and weaknesses of the project design, implementation processes, monitoring tools, cooperation with local stakeholders, best practices, and lessons learnt, and cross-cutting issues shall be taken into account.

The main aspects and questions to be addressed in the evaluation:

  • Relevance: appropriateness and relevance of the design to address problems and needs of the target population
  • Effectiveness: whether activities implemented can be appropriate and has led to the intended outputs with observations on what has worked, or not worked in contributing to a reduction of health and WASH-related vulnerabilities and the extent to which services have been able to follow relevant international standards and the level of participation and satisfaction generated among the target population.
  • Efficiency: To what extent inputs have been turned into qualitative and quantitative outputs and the overall efficiency of the implementation of this project considering approaches and technical inputs used, including that of facilitating sharing of water resource between villages and camps.
  • Impact: looking at any impact that the project can be considered having generated and the wider effects on individuals, gender groups, communities and institutions with consideration given to the satisfaction levels among target groups and any difference activities may have had for them. Also, if the project managed to address crosscutting issues.
  • Sustainability (as would be feasible in a refugee setting): look at the extent to which the achievements are likely to last and adjustments needed to improve the sustainability and that approach used was participatory and owner driven.
  • Coordination: the extent to which other relevant actors were involved and coordinated with for the benefit of the target population, noting gaps or duplication of activities/services.

2. Timeframe

The evaluation is expected to take place in June 2023. The preliminary time allocation is described in detail in the Terms of Reference

3. Required expertise

The evaluator/team should have following skills and experiences:

  • Technical knowledge and experience in the field of Primary Health care programming, Water Access, Sanitation and Hygiene, Mother and Child Health Care, and Rehabilitation services for people with disabilities.
  • Demonstrated capacity and experience in evaluating development and humanitarian projects.
  • Experiences with Primary Health Care programs and knowledge of the local Thai-Myanmar border context considered an advantage.
  • Fluency in English (spoken/written)
  • Experience in working with local non-governmental organisations is required.
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated cross-cultural skills.

How to apply

Tenders and Evaluation Management

Bids must include:

  • Maximum 5 pages’ proposal covering at least: a) overall framework and b) methodologies 3) List of reference materials required.
  • CV(s) and evidence/references of past evaluations.
  • Proposed budget for the evaluation covering consultancy fees, travel (excluding on-site transportation) and per diem (if required). The budget should present consultancy fee costs according to number of expected working days over the entire period. It is anticipated that the evaluation will last around 18 working days.

The details of the requirements for the presentation of offers are detailed in the Terms of Reference (TOR). Deadline for submission: 1st of May 2023.

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