16 May

Final Evaluation Consultant Nuevo Empleos vacantes en Alianza Heartland Mexico

Final Evaluation Consultant Nuevo
Alianza Heartland Mexico
16 May, 2018 5 days ago

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B. Project Background

With generous funding from USAID, the DHARTE project is a three-year activity that builds on AHM’s previous USAID-funded EJEMPLAR (Empowerment and Education for the Advancement and Respect of Youth in Monterrey) in Monterrey, Mexico by adopting best practices and lessons learned and strengthening the model to include the use of audiovisual tools and arts to promote youth development, with a stronger focus in this continued phase on violence prevention. The DHARTE activity supports a comprehensive, multi-intervention prevention model that includes primary and secondary prevention components. The DHARTE technical approach includes a crime and violence assessment and monitoring system that will detect the most at-risk youth in primary and secondary schools. DHARTE applies arts-based interventions to address alternatives to prevent crime and violence, and includes the development of a local hub to pilot international and national best practices and evaluate their impact in the local context.

The DHARTE model incorporates innovative approaches to amplify at-risk youth’s safeguards by integrating a mixed model of interventions with a focus on art therapy and artistic expression along with healthy interpersonal and family relationships. Additionally, DHARTE provides entrepreneurship training for secondary school students based on the development of new skills related to entrepreneurial capacity, particularly leadership and problem-solving skills.

C. Evaluation Rationale
HAI seeks a Contractor to conduct a final evaluation of DHARTE over the life of the project. The evaluation will measure the project’s effectiveness, efficiency, relevance, and potential for sustainability. HAI and the Contractor will collaboratively design the evaluation methodology to investigate research questions that include but are not limited to:

Was the intervention successful in reducing both exposure to and perpetration of crime and violence among the target beneficiaries? What were the key factors that facilitated or hindered violence reduction? Did outcomes related to violence prevention differ by location or gender?

To what extent is the replication model efficient and effective? How do results from intervention replication activities compare to the full project intervention? Is further replication desirable and/or feasible? Are there emerging project practices or experiences that are worth highlighting as good practices or lessons learned which are not captured in the replication model?

What progress did the project make in implementing the midterm recommendations? What effect did the midterm recommendations have on the effectiveness and impact of the project’s interventions?

What are the key project achievements that will be sustained beyond the life and the context of the project at the community, organizational, and participant level?

D. Evaluation Design & Methodology
The design and methodology applied to this evaluation should generate the highest quality and most credible evidence to answer the evaluation questions listed above, and should primarily focus on assessing project activities implemented under DHARTE. Prior to the start of data collection, the Contractor will develop and present, for HAI review and approval, a written methodology that details the evaluation activities, evaluation tools, and data analysis plan for this evaluation. The written methodology should be guided by a participatory approach to evaluation, and will be comprised of a mix of quantitative and qualitative tools appropriate to the evaluation’s research questions. HAI expects the methodology to include, but not be limited to, the following activities:

A desk review of relevant information on the status of primary and secondary youth crime and violence prevention in Mexico, the social and political context of the target population, and strategies to measure youth crime and violence prevention efforts
A review of all relevant project documentation (in English and Spanish)
A review of project data (please note that data from the final ERI installment will not be available until XXX
Site visits to occur from May 28 – June 14 (dates set to coincide with the end of the school year)
Data collection methods and tools, including a pre-ion of key informant interviews and focus groups
Data analysis plan. Evaluation questions should be answered with information that is disaggregated by age, location, and gender, and when applicable, grade level and school.

HAI will provide the evaluation team access to all relevant project documents.
E. Evaluation Deliverables

Evaluation Methodology & Work Plan: A written, draft methodology for the evaluation will be submitted to HAI for review and approval no later than the 7th day following the signing of the agreement. The methodology plan should include the evaluation design, data collection plan, instruments, tools, and an operational work plan, including a timeline. Please note that due to timing of the school year end, the field visit will need to occur before all project data can be made available to the evaluator. The work plan should reflect this timeline accordingly. The methodology plan will be discussed with HAI prior to any data collection activities. The Contractor may change the methodology but must submit any changes for approval to HAI prior to implementation.
Field Visit Report: A field visit to project sites should be held from May 28 – June 14 in order to overlap with the end of the school year. A report outlining field visit activities will be submitted by June 21.
Evaluation Data and Analysis Files: All raw data generated as part of the evaluation should be submitted no later than two weeks after data collection activities are completed. Any files generated as part of the data analysis should also be provided. The Contractor will provide data and analysis files in an electronic file in an easy to read format organized and fully documented for use by those not familiar with the project or evaluation.
Draft Evaluation Report: The Contractor will submit a draft report of the findings and recommendations from the evaluation no later than August 1, 2018. Prior approval by the Company will be required should the Contractor want to revise this deadline. The format of the evaluation report should follow the guidelines listed in AHM’s final evaluation template. The report must be submitted in English, electronically.
Debriefing with AHM, HAI, USAID, and key stakeholders: The Contractor will present major accomplishments and findings from the evaluation to AHM, HAI and key stakeholders through PowerPoint presentation after completion of field-based data collection. The debriefing will include a discussion of achievement and issues as well as any recommendation the team has for possible modifications to project approaches, results, or activities. The Contractor will consider HAI project staff comments and revise the evaluation report accordingly, as appropriate.
Final Report: HAI will provide the Contractor with written comments on the Draft Evaluation Report no later than August 8, 2018. The Contractor will submit a Final Evaluation Report that incorporates HAI’s responses to the Draft Evaluation Report no later than August 13, 2018. The format of the evaluation report should follow the guidelines provided to the Contractor by HAI. The final version of the Final Evaluation Report will be submitted in English, electronically no later than August 17, 2018.

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F. Evaluation Team Composition & Desired Qualifications
The Contractor will receive support from HAI’s project team, as well as HAI’s Monitoring & Evaluation team. The Contractor should possess the following qualifications:
Fluency in Spanish and English
Outstanding oral and written communication skills
At least five years demonstrated experience in conducting evaluations and writing reports
Demonstrated experience working in the field of crime and violence prevention
Demonstrated experience working in the field of mental health and psychosocial support services a plus
Demonstrated knowledge of the key challenges and actors associated crime and violence prevention in Latin America.

G. Evaluation Management
The Contractor is responsible for arranging and completing all evaluation-related activities listed in the approved methodology and work plan, in coordination with HAI’s local project and logistics staff. The Contractor will advise HAI prior to each of those activities. The Contractor will be responsible for completing and submitting to the Company the evaluation products listed in Section E of this document. The Contractor will be responsible for procuring his/her own work/office space, computers, Internet access, printing, and photocopying throughout the evaluation. The Contractor will be required to make his/her own payments for such services. The Contractor will be responsible for any expenses beyond the fee provided by the Company as determined in this document.

I. Submission Process

To be considered for this contract, please submit the following to aschnitker@heartlandalliance.org:

A letter of interest, indicating how your skills and experience meet the qualifications listed above

A résumé or CV (no more than four pages)

A writing sample (no more than three pages)
A draft budget, including consultation fees and all other evaluation-related expenses, including travel, with a maximum amount of $14,000 USD.

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