NRC Jordan: Consultancy - youth programme evaluation in camps

Published 12. Feb 2020
The evaluation aims to learn more about the impact of the current programme on young people as well as the effectiveness and relevance of activities given the contextual changes in the camps.

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is a non-profit organization registered with the Ministry of Interior of Jordan since 2008 and operational in Jordan since 2012. Since 2012, NRC has worked to build the resilience of Syrian refugees and Jordanian communities that host them. NRC supports vulnerable refugees and Jordanians in north and central Jordan and Azraq and Zatari camps.  In Jordan, NRC provides services in the following sectors: shelter, education, youth, basic needs, livelihoods and information, counselling, and legal assistance (ICLA). 

Jordan is home to over 1.4 million youth and 70 per cent of the population is under 30 years old.  This 'youth bulge' creates challenges in provision of youth services and meeting socio-economic needs, but also presents a potential 'youth dividend' to support Jordan's development.

In order to respond to this situation, the NRC  Youth Programme in Jordan supports young people gain skills and build relationships to pursue a variety of pathways including social engagement and volunteering, livelihoods, and further study. 

The evaluation aims to learn more about the impact of the current programme on young people as well as the effectiveness and relevance of activities given the contextual changes in the camps. This learning will contribute to shaping the upcoming multi-year Core Competency strategy that the team will design in Q3 of 2020.

Objectives

The main purpose of the evaluation is to support programme learning and provide guidance for future programme direction and strategy at the Jordan level and to feed into global programme development for adolescents and youth more widely in NRC. In addition, the evaluation should be an opportunity for NRC to be accountable to beneficiaries, partners and donors.

The work will evaluate the youth programme in support of Syrian refugee youth, which has been implemented in Za’atari since early 2013, and Azraq since early 2015. The evaluation will focus on the period between January 2019 – to date and will employ qualitative and participatory methodologies.

Required competencies

Experience and qualifications

NRC seeks expressions of interest from individuals or joint applications, ideally with the following skills/qualifications and expertise:

  • Post-graduate degree in a relevant field in the humanities or social sciences;
  • Proven experience in conducting field level programmatic evaluations, particularly utilisation and learning focused evaluations;
  • Expertise in participatory qualitative data collection techniques;
  • Background or sound practical understanding of education/youth programming.

Necessary skills:

  • Fluency in written and spoken English is required;
  • Prior experience working in/on the Middle East;
  • Proven experience of managing evaluations of humanitarian projects, preferably in camp settings;
  • Experience of designing qualitative data collection methods and of managing participatory and learning focused evaluations;
  • Excellent team working and communication skills, flexibility and good organisational skills.

Additional, desirable knowledge includes:

  • Understanding of refugee youth development;
  • Understanding of global and regional trends and initiatives on youth.

Applications should include the following:

  • CV (max 3 pages)
  • Cover Letter (max 1 page)
  • Project proposed methodology (max 2 pages)
  • Sample of previous consultancy report/lessons learned/evaluation document (max 2 relevant samples)
  • Proposed budget, detailing consultancy fees

The application must be sent in PDF files as an attachment to the resume. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

Manner of submission

Proposals should be submitted by Tuesday 25 February 2020, strictly through email address: jordan.procurement@nrc.no.

Failure to meet the closing date and manner of submission will result in the bid being rejected.


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