2. The objective of the end line evaluation
This evaluation aims at exploring the changes in behaviors and attitudes among children, parents and teachers, IRCS volunteers and all educational team members that received training and support for schools and communities that have been targeted based on the baseline survey. This should help to measure programme s degree of implementation, efficiency and quality delivered on outputs and outcomes, against what was originally planned.
The end line survey is expected to highlight significant as well as important and interesting findings that might inform future, similar actions.
To define program efficiency, effectiveness, and impact
To report on the project relevancy and address recommendation for future projects.
The end line survey will include collection and analysis of quantitative and qualitative data corresponding to the original baseline survey. The report will present achievements against project targets and a comparison of the end line data findings against the baseline data findings. Therefore it is expected that the consultant will provide data that can be compared to the data collected during the baseline study that took place in November 2018.
This project has been implemented in collaboration with the Iraqi Red Crescent Society (IRCS), and the IRCS has taken a key role in all phases of the project; its volunteers will be actors of this study.
For the project evaluation approach, the consultant(s) will be required to design the following:
Quantitative aspect: methodologies will give clear information about the different activities and their impacts on the targeted population. The evaluation should be focused on data that addresses children s wellbeing and on how the project has influenced children s wellbeing in the schools and at home. This involves identifying a representative sample of children from Syrian, IDPs and Host communities from the targeted population. The evaluation should include household and school surveys. The FRC will conduct 100 to 130 surveys.
Qualitative aspect: The collected data should be focused on the changes and should support and complement the quantitative analysis . Qualitative methodologies should include focus group discussions, workshops, semi-structured interviews with key informants / stakeholders, etc. Given the Covid19 context, the discussions might take place outside where physical distancing is possible. PPE will be provided as well.
Sampling framework: for both qualitative and quantitative should be of a sufficient size and representativeness to allow:
reasonable levels of certainty that the findings are representative for the target population, especially the different groups (IDPs, Syrian refugees, Hosts)
reasonable ability to generalise the intervention s effectiveness to similar contexts
reasonable ability to generalise the insights into what works and why for similar contexts
The sampling framework should allow household-level measurement of barriers to education, since the risk factors are often located in the family or community and will not necessarily be measurable in school.
Gender mainstreaming should be taken in consideration at all stages of the evaluation, analysis and reports.
4. Consultancy Deliverables
• One training conducted for IRCS volunteers in order to conduct the data collection on evaluation design, sampling framework, data collection, research instruments and research ethics. Duration and content of training to be determined by the consultant(s) The FRC can provide support in translation with its staff if needed.