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End-term Evaluation: Right to Health -Consultancy

Employer
Sightsavers
Location
Bangladesh or Pakistan
Salary
Consultancy
Closing date
8 Aug 2021
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Call for Expressions of Interest End-term evaluation of the project ‘The Right to Health: Breaking Down Barriers to Eye Health in South Asia’

Sightsavers is looking for external evaluators to undertake an end of programme evaluation of the project “The Right to Health: Breaking Down Barriers to Eye Health in South Asia”. The project is being implemented in Pakistan and Bangladesh since July 2018 and it will come to an end in December 2021.  The project budget is approximately £3.4 million, funded by UK Aid Match.

The overall goal of the project is for women and men with and without disabilities and/or belonging to other marginalised groups, to have improved access to inclusive eye health in target districts in both countries. The project design is based on Sightsavers’ approach to inclusive eye health, taking a rights-based approach to mainstreaming disability and gender and aiming to be equitable and sustainable, with particular attention to women and girls.

Purpose of Evaluation

The end of term evaluation will assess the performance of the programme and identify specific learnings that can be taken forward in future project design and implementation. To this end, the evaluation will:

  • Review the project in the areas of Relevance, Effectiveness, Efficiency, Impact, Sustainability, Replicability and Coordination, incorporating a gender, equity and disability inclusion lens to the evaluation questions detailed for each of the criteria in the Terms of Reference.
  • Build on the findings of the Mid-term review workshop, assessing the uptake of its learnings and recommendations
  • Review what evidence has been generated by the programme, and determine the robustness of this evidence
  • The evaluation process will also aim to build in a beneficiary feedback mechanism, by consulting with the service users and patients on their experiences. Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, it is currently unclear what format this will take, however preferably it will include face to face interaction with service users in their communities.

Timeline

  • August 2021: Selection of Consultant(s)
  • October 2021: Inception Report
  • November 2021: Primary Data Collection
  • February 2022:  Draft Evaluation Report
  • March 2022: Final Evaluation Report
  • April 2021: Dissemination

Profile of the consultant

Sightsavers is looking for qualified consultant(s) with the following core competencies:

  • Relevant experience of project/programme approaches and results analysis.
  • Extensive experience in monitoring and evaluation for international development project/programmes, with strong skills in both qualitative and quantitative approaches.
  • Prior experience working the South Asia region, including fieldwork experience in either or both countries, is essential.
  • Thematic expertise in eye health and inclusive health, comprehensive understanding of preferred practices/policy issues at global and national levels.
  • Prior eye health evaluation experience, as well as knowledge and expertise of inclusive health and/or disability inclusion.
  • Experience of carrying out multi-country reviews and learning exercises of an appropriate scale.
  • Ability to produce concise, readable and analytical reports.
  • Excellent communication skills in written and spoken English. Fluency in local languages in Pakistan and Bangladesh is highly desirable.

How to apply

To express your interest to undertake this assignment, please read the full Terms of Reference (ToR) and complete our Expression of Interest Form (EoI) which can be found via the application link, please also attach your CV/s along with the EOI and any supporting examples of previous similar work.

The EOI form should include roles and responsibilities of the consultant/s and number of days input, as well as a proposed workplan and indicative budget, including team members’ daily rates for the assignment and any other anticipated expenses and applicable taxes.

Closing Date: 23:59 (UK time), Sunday 8 August 2021

Interviews are likely to be held in the week commencing 16th August 2021

Sightsavers works to eliminate avoidable blindness and promote the rights of people with disabilities. Our vision is of a world where no one is blind from avoidable causes, and where people with disabilities participate equally in society.

We are truly committed to creating an inclusive culture which values and recognises diversity as something that will only ever make an organisation better. We encourage anyone to apply who possesses the qualities and behaviours outlined or who believes they have the propensity to learn them fast. You will be joining an inclusive and supportive team who welcome people from all backgrounds.

Sightsavers does not accept unsolicited CVs from external recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them.

Company

Sightsavers Head Office

35 Perrymount Road,
Haywards Heath,
West Sussex RH16 3BW

Postal Address

Bumpers Way,
Bumpers Farm,
Chippenham SN14 6NG

Sightsavers is an international charity that works in more than 30 countries around the world to eliminate avoidable blindness and support people with visual impairments to live independently. Sightsavers is headquartered in the UK and has over 400 employees. It also has branches in Norway, Sweden, Ireland, Italy, India, the United States and the United Arab Emirates.

Sightsavers works with partners in order to provide a comprehensive range of eye care services. In 2013, Sightsavers' projects provided eye health examinations for nearly 14 million people, performed 300,000 eye operations, and treated over 100 million people for neglected tropical diseases.

People are also referred for treatment to prevent blindness or restore sight. Through community volunteers in developing countries, Sightsavers distributes medication to prevent blinding diseases. The charity also trains eye care workers and surgeons and funds operations.

Of the 30 countries Sightsavers works in, 23 are in Africa. These include Mozambique, Mali, Liberia and Kenya. Sightsavers is also present in India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and the Caribbean.

In addition to its medical work, Sightsavers works with partners in order to train specialist teaching staff and supply glasses, Braille kits and other learning tools. The charity aims to educate communities and reduce stigma around visual impairment and blindness. Through its work, people with visual impairments and other disabilities are supported to live independently, get an education and earn an income.

Sightsavers is also a campaigning organisation, working with national governments to tackle the root causes of avoidable blindness, such as lack of access to clean water and sanitation facilities. The charity’s ‘Put us in the Picture campaign calls on the international community to make global development inclusive of the world’s 800m people with disabilities. The campaign’s vision is for all people to have equal access to employment, education, healthcare and participation in society.

Backing up Sightsavers’ work around the world is a strong research capability. Research and policy work revolves around three priorities – health, education and social inclusion. Gathering and disseminating sound research evidence helps to ensure the charity’s programmes meet the needs of the people they are designed to serve. Research evidence is also a strong tool when advocating for policy changes with governments.

Sightsavers has many partners that assist with its aim of eliminating avoidable blindness and may also provide funding. Partners include the UK government’s Department for International Development, the European Union and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Read our latest article on Third Sector: Sightsavers: Work for an award-winning charity tackling blindness worldwide

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Location
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Haywards Heath,
RH16 3BW
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