The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world's largest humanitarian organization, with 190 member National Societies. As part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, our work is guided by seven fundamental principles; humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: National Evaluation Consultant (Nigeria Floods Operation)
Vacancy No: IFRC03259
Category of Staff: Consultant
- To assess the successes and challenges for the IFRC’s coordination and management systems, during Nigeria floods response.
- To measure the impact of the emergency appeal operations to determine if there have been any positive or negative changes to the lives and livelihoods of the affected communities and to learn how, in the future, delivery of appropriate aid can be done more effectively covering the most affected populations.
- To come up with lessons learned, and actionable recommendations that will be implemented by the IFRC and National Society in future operations.
Job Duties and Responsibilities
The two objectives of the evaluation are:
- To review the timeliness, effectiveness and relevance of:
- The assessment, programme delivery, planning and follow up of the response, examining how these systems were put in place from the outset, how they adapted as the context / needs evolved.
- Coordination aspect of the response both at the country level, between National Society and IFRC and at Regional level highlighting successes or gaps.
- Surge deployments to understand whether the set-up of the surge support was appropriate to deliver.
- Examine the relevance of the operation and programmes in relation to the needs of the beneficiaries.
Evaluation Criteria and Questions:
- The evaluation team is required to review relevant programme documents (Appeal, EPOA, Assessment reports, PDM surveys) to understand and bring clarity in the evaluation questions.
Internal and movement Coordination:
- How was the coordination within the wider Red Cross Red Crescent Movement (IFRC, NRC, ICRC)? Were partners engaged and to what extent?
- Were roles and responsibilities clearly defined to be able to deliver?
- What were the key enablers to effective coordination between IFRC and NRC?
Assessment and planning systems:
- How timely and effective was the coordination of the assessment team for the response? What lessons can be borrowed in future deployments and for the IFRC Surge Optimization process?
- To what extent was the first surge deployment of value to the IFRC response? What impact did initial rapid assessments have on positioning the work of the RCRC?
- To what extent were plans developed through coordinated, participatory engagement with National Society and if not, what were the constraints? How did the planning contribute to building the capacity of Nigeria RC in disaster preparedness?
- How were needs assessments used to inform or adapt the EPoA as the situation evolved?
The following outputs are expected to be delivered by the evaluation team. The reporting will be led by the external consultant:
- Inception Report and data collection tools
- Evaluation report - including executive summary, findings, key conclusions and recommendations (to be provided by the external consultant).
Proposed Report Format:
- Executive Summary
- Focus group discussions
- Key stakeholder interviews
- Direct Observation
Presentation and analysis of findings:
- Internal and movement Coordination
- Assessment and planning systems
- Effectiveness of the operation
- Relevance and appropriateness of the response: