Consultancy for an Endline Study / Final Impact Evaluation
Swiss Church Aid (HEKS/EPER) seeks to procure the services of a lead researcher to design, plan and conduct an endline study / final impact evaluation of the Open Forum Programme (2016-2019) in Israel and Palestine.
The desk research / inception phase is expected to take place during February 2020, while the field research / data collection phase is expected to take place during March 2020. The data analysis and report writing are expected to take place during April 2020.
It is expected that the lead researcher (national or international) will have extensive knowledge of and experience in designing, planning, and conducting impact evaluations (using various designs, in particular qualitative designs). In addition, there will be up to two national researchers with extensive knowledge of and experience in designing, planning, and conducting data collections, as well as in-depth knowledge of the local context, and in-depth knowledge of the baseline assessment which was conducted in 2017.
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The researcher is expected to meet the following qualifications:
- Master’s degree in social sciences (e.g. sociology, anthropology, development studies)
- At least 5 years of research and other relevant professional experience, including experience in complex contexts
- Sound understanding of various approaches to assess impact
- Sound expertise in qualitative data collection and analysis; expertise in quantitative data collection and analysis is considered an asset
- Strong track record of using contribution analysis with outcome harvesting and/or QuIP
- Experience with network analysis will be considered an asset
- Experience with software to collect micro-narratives (e.g. Spryng, SenseMaker) will be considered an asset
- Strong analytical skills and proficiency in writing in English
- Ability to deliver quality reports/analysis and results in line with established deadlines
- In-depth knowledge of the situation in Israel and Palestine, in particular with regards to the discourse regarding the right of return
- Knowledge and demonstrated experience with a human rights-based approach to programming
- Excellent facilitation and coordination skills
- Arabic will be considered an asset
- Access throughout Israel and the West Bank
Interested and eligible candidates should submit the following:
- A cover letter, indicating how the candidate meets the required qualifications (maximum 2 pages)
- A CV (maximum 3 pages)
- Comments on the proposed design, methodology, and sampling (maximum 1 page)
- Two references
If selected for an interview, the candidate will be requested to submit one example of previous, similar work.
The following criteria will be used when evaluating the proposals:
- The experience and competence of the researcher in relation to the Terms of Reference;
- The comments of the researcher on the Terms of Reference;
- The researcher’s ability to perform the assignment in the appropriate time; and
- The budget for the assignment.
Submit completed applications (preferably in one file) with the e-mail title “Application Impact Assessment Israel / Palestine” to [email protected] by January 15th, 2020. Please indicate in your application on which website or through which mailing list you came across the call for applications.
For questions about your application, please contact Ms. Annika Klotz, MEL Officer at Swiss Church Aid in Zurich ([email protected]).