The Natural Disasters Consortium in Pakistan is a four-year (2015-2019) humanitarian programme funded by DFID’s Multi-Year Humanitarian Funding, Pillar 1. The consortium is led by IOM and is composed of ACTED, HANDS, FAO, IOM and UNICEF; therefore involving key sector leads for Shelter/NFI, WASH and Food security/livelihoods as well as NGOs with large-scale coverage and implementation capacity. The programme covers disaster preparedness, response and recovery interventions and aims to assist at-risk and affected communities, as well as national authorities to prepare for, respond to and recover from natural disasters across Pakistan. The multi-year funding is designed to enable the Consortium to act in a flexible, responsive and strategic manner to risks and needs as they are identified, as well as building systems and learning over the course of the programme.
2. Purpose of the Evaluation:
The main purpose of the evaluation is to review the performance and approach of Natural Disasters Consortium in the design and implementation of emergency response, recovery and preparedness activities. The evaluation will also identify lessons learned and good practices for replication by NDC members, as well as all humanitarian stakeholders.
3. Evaluation Methodology:
- Desk review (4Ws, quarterly reports, M & E reports, financial reports, proposal, log frame, and programme annual review and any crucial document)
- KIIs (key informants interviews) and FGDs (focused group discussion) with secretariat and NDC partners
- Field survey/assessment
4. Evaluation criteria and Research questions:
i. Program Achievements
- Extent to which program objectives have been met
- Community resilience through preparedness, response and recovery activities
- Coping capacities
- Value for Money
- Vulnerability criteria analysis (Comparison of ACTED and HANDS beneficiary targeting approaches)
- Climate Change Adaptation
- DRR compliance
- Consortium/Governance structure
- Partners performance
- Financial management
- Multi-year funding, integrated approach
- Program management (Planning, Design and Implementation so far)
- Disaster history and theory of change
- Extent to which the programme has responded to actual needs and interests of target beneficiaries.
- Evaluation of sectoral interventions (WASH, FSL, Shelter, Cash, Nutrition-sensitive)
v. Stakeholder engagement and communication
- Government coordination and capacity building
- INGO, UN and NGO networking
- Donor agencies and complementary funding
- Target communities
vi. Way forward
- Lessons learned
5. Evaluation duration, deliverables and timelines
The time period for evaluation is 35 days from the day of signing contract between IOM and selected consultant. Consultant will be liable to immediately start the Evaluation and strictly follow the timeline for submitting deliverables. Deliverables and timeframe for the reporting schedule is as follow,
Deliverables Days Location
- Desk review 6 Home
- Inception report 2 Home
Meeting/ debrief with
- NDC Secretariat 1 IOM Islamabad
- Meeting with key NDC
Partners, KII and FGDs 7 Islamabad
- Field assessment 12 Pakistan
- Debriefing on preliminary
findings. 1 IOM Islamabad
preparation of draft report 6 Home-based
- Secretariat review/ feedback 3 IOM Islamabad
- Final report 2 Home
6. Payment and cost
The Consultant shall meet the full operational costs of its field investigation and survey teams including all travels, remuneration, insurance, emergency medical aid, accommodation, offices and facilities, communications and all that is necessary for the proper operation of the teams. Costs shall include administrative and technical support from the Consultant's Head Office.
Mode of payment to the Consultant shall be made on the following basis:-
- 1st instalment: 25% (twenty-five percent) of the quoted amount will be paid to the Consultant after the Inception Report is submitted and accepted by IOM.
- 2nd Instalment: 50% (fifty percent) of the quoted amount will be paid upon submission and acceptance of draft final report by IOM.
- Final payment: 25% (twenty five percent) of the quoted amount will be made to the Consultant after submission and acceptance of the Final Report by IOM.
- The Consultant will be responsible for arranging his own office space and other logistics.
- IOM will facilitate the Consultant and its team for scheduling meetings with partners and other stakeholders by requesting and writing to them.
- The Consultant and its team will be fully responsible for their own security during their services, including field surveys and assessment.
8. Required qualifications of the consultant(s)
The Consultant should have extensive experience in evaluations and surveys related to disaster preparedness, response and recovery programmes addressing community resilience, Disaster Risk Reduction, Climate Change Adaptation, social, environmental aspects, gender mainstreaming etc. consultant should have in-depth understanding of disasters in Pakistan, and understanding of consortiums and working groups.