06 Feb 2019
Data Analysis and Reporting Consultancy
“Improving access to quality life-savings services and safe environments for vulnerable children and families affected by the conflict in Government Controlled Areas (GCA) and Non-government Controlled Areas (NGCA) of Eastern Ukraine”
Save the Children is an international non-governmental organization founded in 1919 and registered in the United Kingdom. Our vision is that of a world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation. Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.
Since 2007, Save the Children has been working in Ukraine through a consortium partnership with local organisations including Women’s Consortium of Ukraine to strengthen child rights advocacy and implementation. Since 2014, Save the Children International (SCI) has been responding to the humanitarian crisis in eastern Ukraine by providing emergency and lifesaving interventions with local partners, addressing the needs in protection, shelter, food security and livelihoods, and education. Furthermore, SCI has been supporting the education reform with policy and advocacy work for the endorsement of the Safe Schools Declaration by the Government of Ukraine.
This assignment will focus on SCI’s project “Improving access to quality life-savings services and safe environments for vulnerable children and families affected by the conflict in Government Controlled Areas (GCA) and Non-government Controlled Areas (NGCA) of Eastern Ukraine”. The project is funded by the European Union Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations.
The project aims to achieve 3 main results:
1. The basic needs of the most vulnerable families living along the contact line are met
2. Access to essential Psychosocial Support (PSS) and protection services is improved for the most vulnerable children and their families living on both sides of the contact line
3. Access to safe schools and quality education is improved in NGCA for conflict-affected children
2. Scope and Objective of the Consultancy
The objective of this consultancy is to support the MEAL team with data analysis, information management and report writing on the main results of the project.
The consultant will be expected to complete the following deliverables:
• For each thematic sector (Child Protection, Child Poverty, Education) for which data has been collected by the MEAL team and partners, provide a thorough data analysis to capture the main trends (disaggregation will be further detailed but will take into account at the very least location, age, sex, disability status etc.). Use of data visualization is expected.
• Write a comprehensive report detailing the methodology and main results
• Write a child friendly version of the report
The main report should contain the following sections:
1. Title page (including 1. Name of project, 2. Location of the project, 3. Final submission and approval dates, 4. Name and contact information of consultant, 6. Theme, 7. Sub theme/key words
2. Opening page (including 1. Table of contents, 2. List of tables and figures, 3. List of annex, 4. Acknowledgements, 5. List of acronyms)
3. Executive summary (including a brief description about the project, objectives of the report, methodology, findings, conclusions)
4. Background of the project
6. Findings for each thematic area (child protection, education, child poverty)
The main report should not exceed 30 pages (excluding annexes). The child friendly version should not exceed 10 pages. Both reports should be written in English.
3. Timeframe and deadlines
The timeframe for the evaluation is as follows:
|Meeting with SCI staff (child safeguarding briefing)||Consultant, SCI staff||Sloviansk, Ukraine||4 February 2019|
|Data analysis and report writing||Consultant||Home based||12 February 2019|
|1st draft of report submitted to SCI||Consultant||Home based||12 February 2019|
|Final report submitted to SCI||Consultant||Home based||20 February 2019|
|Child friendly report submitted to SCI
|Consultant||Home based||20 February 2019|
4. Roles and responsibilities
The consultant will:
• Comply with SCI’s safety and security rules, as well as SCI’s Child Safeguarding Policy.
• Organize and cover all logistical arrangements and costs (transportation to and from Sloviansk, accommodation, subsistence, translation, insurance, any other costs).
• Make use of their own computer, printing materials etc.
• Provide the consultant with a child safeguarding briefing upon the start of the assignment.
• Provide the consultant all relevant project documents (proposal, logframe, reports, data)
The total contract budget will include consultant fees, transportation, accommodation, subsistence, translation and any other costs related to the evaluation, to be covered by the consultant within this budget.
Payments will be made in the following installments:
• 100% upon approval by SCI of all the deliverables
This report will remain Save the Children’s intellectual property and may be shared or disseminated only with Save the Children official approval.
7. Specification of the Evaluator
The knowledge, experience, and skills required for the evaluator are as follows:
• University degree in social science, statistics, economics with strong quantitative analysis background.
• Good understanding of humanitarian work and child rights programming.
• Minimum of 5 years’ relevant work experience.
• Proven experience in assessment, previous evaluations are a strong advantage.
• Strong analytical skills (qualitative and quantitative)
• Excellent written and spoken English, fluency in Ukrainian and/or Russian
8. How to apply
Interested candidates are required to send a cover letter, CV, detailed financial offer and report writing sample in English.
Please send CV to the following e-mail address: Kateryna.Zagorna@savethechildren.org