An eight-month programme beginning on July 1, 2016 and ending on February 28, 2017 with a budget of € 2.050.489, the UKJR is an emergency lifesaving, humanitarian program targeting both Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and host communities in need in Eastern Ukraine.

The UKJR operates in Luhansk, Donetsk, Kharkiv and Zaporizhzhia oblasts on government-controlled areas, non-government controlled areas and in the bufferzone.

The UKJR consortium is led by Dorcas Aid International and includes Cordaid, Dorcas, Save the Children (SC) and Terre des Hommes (TdH). The thematic areas of the activities of all partners are Protection, Food, Shelter/NFI, Health and Multipurpose cash.

 

Purpose and scope of the evaluation

The UKJR has a contractual obligation towards the donor, the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, to ensure the realization of an evaluation report. The purpose for this evaluation is twofold. On the one hand , the evaluation report will assess the performance of the UKJR and ensures accountability towards the Dutch Government and public. On the other, it offers a learning aspect for all stakeholders. The findings will be used as input during a next phase, aimed to start on March 1, 2017. Lessons learned and recommendations for programme implementation and design should be part of the evaluation report.

 

Qualifications and experience

Required:

  • Academic degree in International Development Studies, Humanitarian Action or a related field.
  • Demonstrated experience in humanitarian response and knowledge of humanitarian standards (CHS, Sphere, Code of Conduct).
  • Demonstrated experience of leading evaluations of humanitarian response programmes.
  • Demonstrated experience with quantitative and qualitative research, data base management and statistical data analysis.
  • Experience of working in Eastern Europe / Ukraine.
  • Experience of evaluating consortia/joint responses.
  • Proven record of communicating with beneficiaries, also with children using child friendly methods.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Dutch development and funding streams and access to the Dutch Ministry for an interview.
  • Ability to assess and further develop a conceptual evaluation tool.
  • Relevant subject matter knowledge and experience regarding the thematic areas of this UKJR.
  • Ability to deal with hardship and remote area field work.

Preferred:

  • Strong understanding of humanitarian and evaluation ethics and a commitment to ethical working practices.
  • Advanced English writing skills.
  • Deep understanding of UN Humanitarian Response Plan.
  • Experience in/ understanding of measuring the collaborative impact of partnerships/ cooperation.
  • Experience of working in insecure environments in Ukraine and managing security risks.
  • Action-oriented and evidence based approach and strong drive for results.
  • Highly developed self-management, and communication skills.

 

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