Consultancy Announcement (Re-Advertise)

Deadline: 27 February, 2020


CARE is an international development organization fighting global poverty with a special focus on working with women and girls to bring sustainable changes to their communities. CARE aims to tackle the underlying causes of poverty and social injustice and to bring lasting change to the lives of poor and vulnerable people. Founded in 1945, today CARE works in over 90 countries around the globe. CARE has been working with Cambodians since 1973, with an office in Phnom Penh since 1991.

Today, CARE focuses on empowering particularly marginalized and vulnerable women in Cambodia, including urban women who are marginalized by occupation, rural women who are denied multiple rights, and women and girls from ethnic minorities.

CARE has implemented the Know and Grow (K&G) project since 2015. The overall purpose of the project is to empower marginalized ethnic minority adolescents, especially girls residing in Ratanak Kiri Province in Cambodia’s Northeast, so that they have expanded life choices. The project includes three supporting objectives: 1) improving the social status of ethnic minority adolescents; 2) increasing efficiencies in learning and the acquisition of 21st Century skills through appropriate use of technology; and 3) healthier life options as a result of improved knowledge of sexual reproductive health and human sexuality. K&G will help this target population to better respond to a rapidly changing world that will see Cambodia integrated much more closely into ASEAN and with a competitive 21st Century work force.

CARE is seeking the services of a consultancy team who will undertake this evaluation within the terms of reference available through: khm.procurement@careint.org.

Purpose of the consultancy:

An external evaluation is planned for the final stage of the K&G project. The objective will be to make an independent assessment of the project performance. Particular attention will be paid to: the impact of the project actions against its objectives; identifying key lessons, intended and unintended outcomes; best practices for educating marginalized ethnic minority adolescent girls and boys, and strategies used to address challenges arising during project implementation. The conclusions should rely on data collected from the target areas and compared against the baseline that was conducted in early 2017, and the midline completed in mid 2019. The scope of this consultancy will focus on the following areas:

  • Change outcomes as a result of Information Communication and Technology (ICT) implementation into classroom teaching and learning,

  • Change outcomes in teaching approaches based on Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM),

  • Change outcomes as a result of career counselling to improve student understanding of options and actions towards career goals,

  • Changes in power relations in gender and ethnicity,

  • Improved leadership skills amongst ethnic minority youth, especially girls,

  • Increased understanding of sexual reproductive health, healthy life options, Gender Based Violence and sexual harassment,

  • Assessment of impact from Life Skills education, and

  • Impact and effectiveness of the classroom observation and coaching approach.

The evaluation will include five key evaluation criteria such as relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, impact and sustainability.

The allocated time for the consultancy (end to end) over 5 months is 42 days with data collection expected in the second week of June 2020.

Commencement Date: 16 March 2020

Completion Date: 14 August 2020

Application information:

Interested candidates are requested to send the following documents to CARE Cambodia via khm.jobs@careint.org by close of business (Cambodia time) on 31 January 2020.

  1. An expression of interest (maximum 2 pages)

  2. Current Curriculum Vitae (maximum 3 pages) for all team members

  3. List of previous relevant experience with at least two samples of similar mixed methodology evaluation work and two sample full reports from previous assignments, highlighting individual contributions.

  4. A proposed preliminary assessment plan including design and methodology that takes into consideration elements that will be required in the inception report.

  5. A budget clearly identifying proposed costs for the assessment

A detailed Terms of Reference is available at www.care-cambodia.org or www.bongthom.com. Applicants will be reviewed on a rolling basis with a deadline of 27 February, 2020 by 5:00 PM. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Submitted documents will not be returned. Applicants are requested to state, Know and Grow Endline Consultancy in the email subject line.

CARE is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce. Women, ethnic minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. CARE Cambodia is committed to protecting the rights of children. CARE Cambodia reserves the right to conduct screening procedures to ensure a child safe environment.

We are committed to each other and to the protection of the people we serve. We do not tolerate sexual misconduct within or external to our organization and imbed child protection in all we do. Protection from sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse and child protection are fundamental to our relationships, including employment, and our recruitment practices are designed to ensure we only recruit people who are suitable to work with other staff and the people we serve. As well as pre-employment checks, we will use the recruitment and reference process to ensure potential new staff understand and are aligned with these expectations.

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