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About International Medical Corps:

International Medical Corps (IMC) is a global humanitarian nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief programs. IMC is carrying out medical relief services in several provinces of Afghanistan.

Job Description:

Proposed Period of Performance:  December 01 2021

Background of Organization and Project:

International Medical Corps is a not-for-profit, global humanitarian non-governmental organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through healthcare capacity building, emergency management, and development programs. Currently active in 30 countries worldwide, IMC implements cost-effective and high-quality programs that focus on delivering comprehensive health services and integrated support such as emergency preparedness and response, nutrition, Protection , MHPSS, education, hygiene and access to clean water and sanitation facilities, as well as livelihoods support to ensure optimal outcomes and sustainable results.

Since 1984, IMC has been serving the needs of countless Afghans through urgent medical services, primary and secondary health care programs, maternal and child healthcare services, infrastructure rebuilding and development, livelihoods and community support assistance. As of 2009, IMC Afghanistan has expanded its protectionprograms to conflict-affected refugees, returnees, natural disaster-affected families, and internally displaced persons (IDPs). IMC has structured its Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) and protection service programming around social work and mental health case management, influenced by the wraparound approach to managing cases. The wraparound approach seeks to identify and increase access to services and resources around the person, family, and community. Alongside MHPSS counselors  also providing psychoeducation and MHPSS awareness on reducing stigma and strengthening coping mechanism. International Medical Corps works to discourage attitudes and behavior that contribute to protectionincidents in Afghanistan. We also use targeted social – and behavior-change activities, such as community dialogues and awareness sessions about proctionand other issues—including mother and child health, vaccination and human rights—to achieve this goal and reduce the stigma of survivors. The current government program to address protectionissues serves nine provinces – Baglan, Balkh, Bamyan, Dikundi, Faryab, Jawzjan, Kabul, Kunduz and Samangan—ensuring that both medical and psychosocial support are available to violence survivors through family protection centers and community-based support mechanisms. In partnership with the Ministry of Public Health, we have established a capacity-building plan to continue key protection activities in targeted communities: in 2020, we trained 979 health workers and other key actors on protection-related issues and provided psychosocial and case management services to 11,518 survivors of violence and vulnerable individuals.

Summary of the project:

Currently, the IMC is implementing an integrated protection/MHPSS intervention in the North and Eastern Regions of Afghanistan to establish community-based protectionand to facilitate an effective survivor-centered response to vulnerable communities. Our 22 mobile teams operate in four provinces. Each team includes two or three psychosocial counselors (one or two PSScounselors, depending on their caseload, and one MHPSS counselor), a midwife, and two community mobilizers (one male and one female). Mobile teams make it possible to reach remote areas where many of the returnees and IDPs are scattered. The teams engage in prevention and response work in these communities, conducting awareness-raising activities and providing services to men, women and girls. Our community mobilizers work to increase the general knowledge of protectionissues and the services available to address them. We engage with influential groups—including elders, school principals and religious leaders—to organize community dialogues. The team also works closely with key actors, including local health facility staff, community focal points, our mobile psychosocial support and counseling teams and family protection centers in each province to protect anonymity and arrange discrete referrals. We identify one male and one female in each community who become focal points and facilitate referrals for our services. Because we recognize case management as a key component of our response toprotection concerns for women and girls, our mobile teams provide non-medical case management to survivors of violence, following Inter-Agency Steering Committee guidelines. Under this project, we also provide MHPSS services to help individuals and communities rebuild social structures after an emergency or critical event. We train MHPSS counselors to detect mental health needs and provide support as part of an integrated mobile team; training includes mental health case management, psychological first aid (PFA), and WHO’s Self-Help Plus (SH+). Counselors provide both group and individual counseling to people who have been exposed to distressing life experiences, such as conflict, natural disaster and displacement, and refer people with severe mental health conditions to appropriate health facilities.

Scope: Project End Evaluation

The scope of the evaluation entails conducting a detailed and critical analysis of the project within its implementation context and establishing the extent to which it has contributed to the communities and institutions on the ground. The proposed evaluation will focus on the project activities implemented by IMC in three provinces in the eastern region of Afghanistan (Nangarhar, Laghman, and Kunar) as well as one province in the northern region of Afghanistan (Balkh). After 17 months of implementation, one month before the end of the implementation period, the evaluation will assess the expected outcomes, relevance, appropriateness, and sustainability of the project interventions, comparing endline results and achievements with the project baseline.

Purpose/Objective of the Evaluation:

The purpose of the evaluation is to draw lessons learned from project implementation and form the basis for instituting improvements for future planning, design and management of protection prevention and response interventions. The evaluation will identify facilitating factors that contributed to the progress made by the project in achieving its objectives and hindering factors that made it difficult to achieve what was intended. The evaluation will also assess to what extent project delivery was met according to the design of the project and whether all elements required were considered for achieving the planned results. IMC will use the products of the evaluation to improve program delivery, learning what works, when and for whom, and refining the program accordingly. BHA will use the products to inform decisions about current and future work in protection prevention and response in Afghanistan.

Specifically, the evaluation seeks to:

  • Determine if program level outputs were met as agreed upon with relevant donor (BHA);
  • Examine the results achieved or project outcomes, the relevance of the interventions as well as the appropriateness of the project;
  • Determine how the project strengthened the capacities of local first responders (communities and community-level institutions) and identify areas for improvement.
  • Ensure protection and MHPSS interventions meet the requirements and follow global standards and principles such as confidentiality, accountability, and Do No Harm.
  • Document challenges encountered and measures taken to address those.
  • Provide guidance on what can be improved to ensure the safe and meaningful participation of women and girls in the activities.

Task Description:

The key task for this evaluation will be to develop an inception report detailing out the processes and methodologies to be employed to achieve the objective of this consultancy, as stated above. The methodology will include quantitative and qualitative approaches. Consequently, a set of data collection tools will be developed, including FGDs and KII’s with different stakeholders based on review and revision of baseline tools used at the beginning of the project. The evaluation plan will also include the time schedules for this exercise. Followings are the key step by step methods and methodologies to be followed:

  • Undertake a desk review of the relevant project documents that include the project Proposal, Results Frameworks, Implementation Plans, Project Implementation Reports, baseline report, and program management documents, IMC strategy documents and any other relevant documents
  • Review baseline tools and design data collection methodology as appropriate based on the indicators documented in the project proposals and monitoring and evaluation framework, guided by the international evaluation standards and relevant framework(s).
  • Design and develop an evaluation plan, data collection tools taking into consideration feedback from the IMC team, a field test of the tools and review of baseline methods accordingly. Translate tools to languages data will be collected in.
  • Conduct orientation sessions for clarifying data collection tools and data collection procedures with field enumerators
  • Facilitated training of enumerators, followed data collection and ensured data analysis/interpretation. Train enumerators on basics of protection and MHPSS, how to deal with disclosure during data collection and safe referrals
  • Lead comprehensive field-based data collection and project evaluation processes using both quantitative and qualitative data collection methods
  • Data cleaning and verification, entry and analysis including data interpretation, and write up draft evaluation report with Appendices: Evaluation tools, evaluation ToR, sample framework, bibliography, etc.
  • Present 2 draft reports to IMC team (country office and headquarter) for review and comments before producing a second draft
  • Present 3rd draft report to IMC and other stakeholders in the workshop to facilitate the sharing of evaluation results to incorporate inputs from project stakeholders in the final draft.
  • Submit a Final Project End Evaluation Report to IMC, as stated in the contract of the assignment.

 

Deliverables:

Deliverable

Payment

Inception report submitted, including detailed description of the methodology to answer the evaluation questions as well as the proposed source of information and data collection procedure and detailed schedule for the tasks to be undergone (work plan).

20%

3 Draft evaluation reports, to be discussed among the relevant stakeholders in order to provide comments;

40%

Final report including: Executive summary, Intervention description, Evaluation purpose, Evaluation methodology, Findings, Conclusions (answers to the Evaluation Questions) ¾ Recommendations (if required), Annexes (list of people interviewed, key documents consulted, data collection instruments)

40%

Total

100%

 

Location of Work and Travel Arrangements:

The consultant is based in Jalalabad, Nangarhar Province of Afghanistan and will travel to field locations in the eastern region: Kunar, Laghman and Nangarhar provinces and Balkh province in the north (depending on security situation) for interviews and field observation. An alternative approach(s) will be developed based on changing circumstances.

Travel from Kabul, Balkh, and Jalalabad, Afghanistan is required.

International Medical Corps will be responsible for payment of travel arrangements (local airfare and housing as appropriate) to and from Jalalabad to Kabul and Kabul to Balkh Afghanistan.

 

Duration of the Assignment

 

The assignment must be completed within 20 working days from the date of signing the contract agreement. The proposed start of the assignment is Dec 01 2021 .

 

Report

Suggested outline of the reports is as follows:

  • Cover page
  • Table of contents
  • An executive summary that can be used as a document in its own right. It should include the major findings of the evaluation and programmatic review and summaries conclusions and recommendations.
  • The objectives of the evaluation.
  • The main evaluation questions and derived sub-questions.
  • A description and justification of the methods and techniques used (including relevant underlying values and assumptions, theories) with a justification of the selections made (of persons interviewed, camps visited or activity sites visited).
  • A presentation of the findings and the analysis (including unexpected, relevant findings). All research questions should be addressed, paying attention to gender and disability issues.
  • Conclusions, which will analyse the various research questions. Conclusions will have to be derived from findings and analysis thereof.
  • Recommendations should be practical and if necessary be divided up for various actors or stakeholders as well as sectorial and include guidelines of how they can be implemented.
  • Report annexes

The reporting style should be clear and accessible. References to sources used, such as interviews, literature, reports, must be given. The reports submitted by the consultancy firm should live up to the quality standards provided by International Medical Corps.

 

Bidding Procedures

Consultant(s)/firm that meet the requirements should submit an expression of interest, which should include the following:

 

  • A suitability statement, including commitment to availability for the assignment
  •  Technical proposal detailing methods and methodologies to be followed for the assignment including a detailed work plan
  • A detailed financial proposal, including daily rate(s) of the consultant(s)/firm and others.
  • Updated curriculum vitae of the consultant(s)/ profile of the firm that clearly spell out consultant’s / firm’s relevant qualifications, experience and expertise relevant to the assignment
  • Contact information of three organizations that have recently contracted with the consultant(s)/firm and carried out assignments of similar nature.
  • Sample(s) of report of similar previous work including methods, approaches and tools used.

 

Selection Process and Criteria:

 

Deliverable

Payment

Inception report submitted, including detailed description of the methodology to answer the evaluation questions as well as the proposed source of information and data collection procedure and detailed schedule for the tasks to be undergone (work plan).

20%

3 Draft evaluation reports, to be discussed among the relevant stakeholders in order to provide comments;

40%

Final report including: Executive summary, Intervention description, Evaluation purpose, Evaluation methodology, Findings, Conclusions (answers to the Evaluation Questions) ¾ Recommendations (if required), Annexes (list of people interviewed, key documents consulted, data collection instruments)

40%

Total

100%

 

The detailed technical and financial proposal submitted by the consultant(s)/firm will be reviewed and evaluated based on the selection criteria and scores mentioned below. International Medical Corps will short-list the applicants to be obtained highest combined score in the technical, financial and other criteria. Final selection will be based on the presentation and/or interview process. The review team will evaluate the applications/proposals based on the following general criteria:

  1. Methods and methodologies                                       30 marks
  2. Demonstrated Relevant Experience                            25
  3. CVs of key Consultant(s)                                           20
  4. Reference                                                                    10
  1. Proposed budget                                                         15

Total:                                                                          100

All documents related to this bid should to be submitted in English and all budgeted costs should be expressed in either US Dollar or Afghan currency. The proposal may be submitted electronically or by hard copy in closed and stumped envelop. If the proposal is submitted electronically, all components of the proposal must be labeled clearly in an acceptable format (Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and PDF).

 

Supervision:

The Protection Program Cordinator  , will supervise overall assignment. She  may designate her program staff to coordinate and support the consultant(s) in the field.

General Conditions

  • No work should commence unless the contract is signed by both parties.
  • All remuneration of consultant(s), including payment, overtime pay, accommodation, meals and travel costs, must be the responsibility of the consultant(s).
  • The consultants) will use own IT equipment and other office supplies related directly to the task.
  • International Medical Corps will provide facilitation such as addresses, meetings with community, government officials and other stakeholders, for the movement in the field and geographic areas. Travel to, from and within the field needs to be reflected in the financial proposal.
  • Final payment to the consultant(s)/firm will be subjected to the completion of deliverables (to be specified in the contract) as well as handover notes and relevant data.
  • Confidentiality of information: all documents, reports and data produced will be treated as confidential and used solely to facilitate the assignment. Interviewees will not be quoted in the reports without their permissionConsent forms should be filled for taking pictures (if needed).
  • Intellectual Property Rights: All outputs under the assignment shall be the sole property of International Medical Corps. The Consultant(s)/firm shall not exercise any rights on all the outputs and cannot share the same with any outsiders without the prior consent of International Medical Corps.

Validity of Proposal: Proposals will be valid for 30 days. International Medical Corps reserves the right to reject any or all proposals received in response to this bid, and it is in no way bound to accept a proposal. International Medical Corps additionally reserves the right to negotiate the substance of the finalists’ proposals, as well as the option of accepting partial components of a proposal, if appropriate.

  • Contribute to the positive image and overall credibility of the program and organization, notably through adherence to the Code of Conduct and Ethics, including compliance with anti-harassment, safeguarding and PSEA policies.
  • It is all-staff shared responsibility and obligation to prevent matters involving Sexual Exploitation & Abuse, Trafficking in Persons, Child Safeguarding and any suggested violation to our Code of Conduct and Ethics, which may involve Conflicts of Interest, Fraud, Corruption or Harassment. If a staff sees, hears, or is made aware of any suggested activities then the staff has an obligation to report immediately.

Job Requirements:

  • An advanced degree in development studies, social sciences, emergency management, protection/gender and development or any other relevant field from a reputed university or institution;
  • Extensive work experience in the field of Community-Based protectionand Psychosocial Support Services for Crisis and Disaster, protection and protectionissues in Afghanistan and/or other conflict/post-conflict countries in a humanitarian situation
  • Demonstrable capacity in conducting project evaluation in similar nature and ability/experience in delivering high quality reports within the proposed timeframe.

Submission Guideline:

You are kindly requested to send your written CV or resume through email and mention the vacancy number and title of the position in the subject line. Application received after the closing date and without subject line will not be considered.

Only short-listed candidates whose application responds to the above criteria will be contacted for written test. Interested candidates should send their application to the following email address:

Email: hrafghanistan@internationalmedicalcorps.org

Important: To ensure an open, transparent staff selection process pleases certify in your application form that I have no relative or personal relationship with International Medical Corps employees if yes, please disclose the Name, Position and Relation, otherwise your CV will be not considered for shortlist

TOP:

International Medical Corps never asks job applicants for a fee, payment, or other monetary transaction. If you are asked for money in connection with this recruitment, please report to International Medical Corps at the website provided at the end of this document. 

BOTTOM:

Website for reporting misconduct: www.InternationalMedicalCorps.ethicspoint.comPlease do not submit your CV or application to this website, it will not be considered for review

Submission Email:

hrafghanistan@internationalmedicalcorps.org

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