Consultancy for Endline Evaluation of the Project OVOC: Women and Youth for Democratic Civic Space

Plan International

Phrases of Reference

Consultancy for Endline Analysis of the Undertaking

Our Voices Our Decisions: Ladies and Youth for Democratic Civic House

  1. About Plan Worldwide in Asia Pacific

Plan Worldwide is an unbiased growth and humanitarian group that advances youngsters’s rights and equality for ladies. We imagine within the energy and potential of each baby and younger individuals, however that is usually suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it’s women who’re most affected. Working along with youngsters, younger individuals, our supporters and companions, we try for a simply world, tackling the foundation causes of the challenges going through women and all susceptible youngsters. We help youngsters’s rights from beginning till they attain maturity. And we allow youngsters to arrange for – and reply to – crises and adversity. We drive adjustments in apply and coverage at native, nationwide and international ranges utilizing our attain, expertise and information. We have now been constructing highly effective partnerships for youngsters for over 75 years and at the moment are lively in additional than 70 nations. Plan Worldwide has been working within the Asian area since 1948 to allow marginalized youngsters in addition to their households and communities, to entry their rights to well being, training, financial safety and safety. Presently, our packages are operating in 15 nations in Asia and the Pacific along with our growth companions.

  1. In regards to the mission

Plan Worldwide is implementing a mission titled “Our Voices Our Decisions: Ladies and Youth for Democratic Civic House”. The mission, hereafter known as Motion, supported by the European Fee (EC), is being carried out in 3 nations (Bangladesh, Nepal, Thailand, along with regional outreach with Plan’s Asia Pacific regional crew (APAC)) The general coordination is thru a consortium of Plan and its civil society companions coordinated via Consortium Lead hosted by Plan Worldwide Thailand. Plan Worldwide Netherlands (NLNO) is the affiliated Nationwide Workplace serving as contract holder and direct contact with the European Fee.

The general goal of the Motion is: to help and empower civil society in defending and selling democracy, human rights and elementary freedoms worldwide. The overarching aim is to contribute to the EIDHR[1] Multiannual Indicative Program (MIP) 2018-2020[2], particularly Goal 1. ii, 2. ii10, and three.i&iii by guaranteeing that younger individuals and particularly ladies and women in goal communities in Bangladesh, Nepal and Thailand (additionally the broader Asian area) get pleasure from elementary human rights and are actively engaged in bettering their lives and communities via inclusive, efficient, pluralistic and consultant civic participation with a give attention to inclusive civic house. Inclusive civic house performs a central function in our Motion. Our Voices Our Decisions: Ladies and Youth for Democratic House (OVOC) goals to handle the wants and constraints of youth and girls in all their range together with Dalits, LGBTIQ+, individuals with disabilities and different excluded teams, as they’re usually missed, suppressed, underestimated, and excluded on resolution making, particularly nationwide insurance policies that have an effect on them.

All through the design, implementation and analysis, this mission will proceed to evaluate the power of rights holders to assert their rights and of responsibility bearers to satisfy their obligations in advancing and safeguarding these rights. This mission and its outputs will praise and inform the AICHR[3] 2021-2025 Workplan, the drafting of the ACWC[4] Workplan, and mechanisms in SAARC to help equitable, inclusive and open civic house all through the Asian area.

2.1 Goal teams

The mission has straight focused each rights holders and responsibility bearers in every of the nations of intervention (Bangladesh, Nepal and Thailand). The important thing proper holders of the motion are 13,498 youth aged 15-29, 605 journalists, 14 nationwide media platforms, 220 human rights defenders (HRDs), and 461 youth/women-led CSOs, 1 Nationwide Youth Fee, 1 Dalit Fee and 1 Nationwide Ladies Commissions residing in Bangladesh, Nepal and Thailand. Additionally included are 44 responsibility bearers consisting of 8 ministries, 16 ward workplaces, 21 municipalities/native authorities and three Nationwide Human Rights Commissions throughout the three nations and 1 parliamentary caucus.

On the regional stage, Plan Worldwide Asia Pacific Regional Hub (APAC) will have interaction regional civil society organizations and our bodies specializing in human rights, youngsters and younger individuals’s rights, and gender equality may also be engaged for coverage adjustments and intergenerational dialogues, amongst others. This contains however not restricted to the ASEAN Intergovernmental Fee on Human Rights, the ASEAN Committee on the Promotion and Safety of the Rights of Ladies and Kids, Southeast Nationwide Human Rights Establishments Discussion board (SEANF), and South Asian Affiliation on Regional Cooperation.

  1. Goal of the Analysis

The aim of the analysis is to ascertain endline worth in opposition to every indicator given in 3.1

(Indicators) The endline analysis has particular aims as beneath:

  1. To measure the progress in the direction of attaining the precise aims, and impression of the mission, specializing in key indicators of the mission.

  2. To match the baseline findings with the endline and measure the adjustments/enchancment in evaluating with its indicators that the mission contributed.

  3. To determine and doc classes realized, success tales/case research and make applicable suggestions for any adjustment and enchancment for future mission/s.

  4. To advocate finest practices-which of the interventions, approaches, and modalities/methods which were most successfully carried out by the mission.

  5. To evaluate the sustainability of mission outcomes, impression, and method at totally different ranges.

    Scope of labor

    The scope of labor contains designing and implementing a qualitative technique endline analysis to attain analysis function and aims. The tip line analysis will likely be constructed on the outcomes of the OVOC Undertaking baseline research. This contains main and secondary information assortment with related stakeholders. The analysis ought to cowl the three mission nations together with Bangladesh, Nepal, Thailand and the Asia area. This could embrace the 6 talked about goal teams.

    The advisor will work intently with the OVOC Consortium Lead and Plan Worldwide Netherlands PMEL and can coordinate the endline analysis with Plan Worldwide’s groups in Bangladesh, Nepal, Thailand and APAC. The advisor can have total duty for organizing, managing and main the endline analysis and producing a compiled high quality report. Plan Worldwide Bangladesh, Nepal, Thailand and APAC’s groups will likely be concerned in finalizing the methodology and instruments.

    The scope of labor will ideally embrace, however not restricted to:

    Put together an inception report that may embrace the ultimate methodology aligned with aims, and timeframe and submit it to Plan Worldwide for evaluation and approval. A bit on the evaluation of anticipated dangers throughout the research interval and mitigation technique ought to be included within the inception report;

    Evaluation key mission paperwork, together with the Undertaking’s Logical Framework, baseline research report, and numerous stories ready and submitted by the mission;

    Evaluation, adapt, translate, format and pilot a qualitative information assortment software;

    Recruit certified enumerators and set up coaching for them in information assortment (together with ethics and baby safety) and high quality management.

    Administer information assortment within the subject and guarantee a mechanism of high quality management throughout information assortment.

    Produce a draft report and share it with Plan Worldwide and its stakeholders for suggestions. Finalization of the report by addressing the suggestions.

    Current key findings, impacts and adjustments in several ranges to Plan Worldwide workers members and stakeholders, particularly throughout the mission’s validation and sharing workshop of the mission.

    Put together success tales/case tales (2 circumstances/ nations) in English, Bengali, Nepali and Thai in session with OVOC Consortium Lead and Nation Workplaces PMERL Employees.

    Keep common communication with the important thing contact particular person(s) of Plan Worldwide all through the project interval.


    The research is predicted to make use of a qualitative technique with related information assortment strategies like; Focus Group Discussions (FGD), Key Informant Interviews (KII) and In-depth Interviews (IDI) and ought to be in session with the OVOC Consortium Lead and Plan Worldwide PMEL. Two case research will likely be required for every nation.

    The strategies and approaches which were used to evaluate the symptoms throughout endline should be thought of when creating the general analysis methodology. To evaluate analysis standards, Plan Worldwide additionally welcomes new methodologies and instruments and baseline software modifications. The advisor/consultancy ought to work intently with the OVOC Consortium Lead and Plan Worldwide PMEL to make sure that the methodology meets their expectations and necessities.

    The information assortment strategies can embrace however not be restricted to the next:
    Desk evaluation: Evaluation of related literature that gives an image of the present establishment on democratic civil house. The research may also evaluation related paperwork of the initiatives being carried out.

    Focus Group Dialogue (FGD): FGDs are really useful with youths, HRDs, civil society members and different related authorities stakeholders.

    Key Informant Interview (KII)/In Depth Interview (IDI): KII/IDI is really useful with Youth, Youth/Ladies led CSOs, HRDs, Journalists, Ministry representatives, native authority leaders, Mayor of Rural/Municipality, Ward chairpersons, related focal individuals in respective administration areas, and different related authorities and non-government stakeholders. Conducting KII/IDI might be accomplished on-line/ on-site as agreed throughout the inception assembly.

    Survey: Survey with youth and girls led CSOs (if relevant)

    Validation and Sharing Workshop: the endline findings ought to be validated via consultations with key workers of associate group, youths, youth/women-led CSOs, workers of native authorities businesses. The preliminary findings of Nepal shall be current to Nepal crew by finish of Could 2024 whereas the multi-country workshop (on-line) ought to be performed for sharing of the findings and refining suggestions earlier than the finalization of the report in later months.

    The advisor is predicted to supply an inception report with an in depth research methodology in session with the PMEL colleagues/native consultants of the three concerned nations and the Regional Hub (APAC). The methodology will include research design, research space, research inhabitants, pattern dimension, information assortment strategies and instruments, and moral concerns. The inception report must also embrace an in depth timeframe mentioning all of the milestones of the research.

    The advisor is inspired to suggest different appropriate participatory strategies not limiting to these offered on this ToR.

    The supposed customers of the ultimate report are Plan Worldwide, Plan associate organisations, native authorities businesses, Plan Nationwide Workplaces, and EU Fee.

    Strategies for information assortment and evaluation

    The advisor ought to describe of their proposal relating to the info assortment course of intimately. Equally, the advisor is accountable for information cleansing, information high quality assurance, information transcription and information evaluation, which they have to clearly point out within the proposal. Additional, the advisor ought to clearly describe information evaluation strategies together with software program for quantitative information and qualitative information evaluation.

    Key informant choice

    The advisor ought to clarify key informant choice and recruitment course of within the inception report which characterize goal teams from 2.1 that are youths, youth/women-led CSOs, journalists, human rights defenders, representatives of native and regional governmental businesses, and representatives of associate organizations. To make sure the advisor seeks these views within the research course of, define key stakeholders and goal teams anticipate to be concerned.

    The advisor may additionally determine and recommend extra or excluded stakeholders that they really feel are necessary to contain in guaranteeing they get the data they should reply the Examine Questions.

    High quality Assurance, Threat Mitigation and different concerns

    It’s anticipated that the research crew will use gender-inclusive and participatory approaches to hunt the views of beneficiaries and, the place applicable, non-beneficiaries. Inclusive strategies will likely be anticipated from the advisor, to hunt lively participation within the research by beneficiaries and stakeholders at totally different ranges.

    Upon signing of the contract, the advisor and Plan Worldwide (Consortium Lead and NLNO) can have an inception assembly to make sure that each events have the identical understanding of the research aims, how these aims are to be achieved, and when.

    Marketing consultant should additionally explicitly present particulars on information high quality assurance on the subject and assurance of the standard of ultimate report within the proposal. Additionally, potential dangers and limitations of the research and consultants’ plan to mitigate them must also be specified within the proposal. Additional, the advisor ought to point out information evaluation, information administration and information safety of their proposal.


    The next deliverables are anticipated from the advisor within the due technique of the project:

    a) Inception Report: the advisor ought to submit an inception report inside 7 working days after contract signing detailing description of methodology instruments and detailed work plan. The next construction of the inception report is really useful:


    Goal of the research/analysis

    Key research/analysis questions


    1. Examine design, research space, research inhabitants, pattern dimension, information assortment instruments and information assortment procedures
    2. Examine matrix desk (that hyperlinks the research variables/questions in addition to strategies to the research goal)
    3. Evaluation method (clarify each qualitative and quantitative, and disclose use of software program comparable to SPSS, Nvivo and so forth), information administration and information safety mechanism.
    4. Moral concerns

    Questionnaires or interview varieties.

    FGD and KII guides may also be submitted for evaluation at this stage.

    b) Knowledge Evaluation and Reporting: A draft report ought to be shared for suggestions. Upon submission of a draft report, the advisor ought to be accountable for presenting essentially the most vital findings to Plan Worldwide and key stakeholders via a gathering and getting their suggestions on important areas. The assembly will likely be organized by the advisor.

    The Last Analysis Report (web page restrict 60 or agreed throughout inception assembly) ought to include the next sections (a) government abstract no more than two pages (b) the context/introduction (c) description of the mission/program (d) aims (e) methodology (f) research evaluation (g) findings and conclusions structured based mostly on qualitative and quantitative findings (h) conclusion (i) main gaps (j) lesson learnt and suggestion (okay) appendices.

    Moreover, the advisor ought to submit the report temporary 2-3 pages (English, Bengali, Nepali, Thai model) in separate phrase file together with last report.

    The advisor ought to submit a last report together with all information (csv, excel, SPSS or STATA suitable codecs; uncooked and cleaned), Accomplished consent varieties, English translated transcripts of the FGDs and KIIs and IDIs, and Last Knowledge Assortment Instruments (English, Bengali, Nepali, Thai model).

    Appendices ought to embrace research phrases of reference, pattern framework, finish notes (the place applicable), bibliography and quotes from the stakeholders together with related images.

    c) Case tales (2 circumstances per nation)

    d) Presentation slides (together with presentation of findings throughout studying sharing workshop)

    Timeframe and estimated working days

    The analysis ought to begin after signing the contract. The timeframe of the analysis is 1 Could – 31 August 2024.

    Inside this timeframe, all actions ought to happen listed within the desk beneath. Importantly, in Nepal information assortment and preliminary findings should be completed by Could (based on Nepal’s mission particular timeline) whereas information assortment in Bangladesh shall be performed in June and Thailand/APAC by July.

    Endline length: Tentatively Could– August 2024

    {Qualifications} and expertise of the advisor

    The advisor(s) ought to have the next educational {qualifications} and expertise:

    Advance diploma in Training, Sociology, Improvement Research or associated fields related to project. Expertise of conducting comparable analysis will likely be most popular.

    Sturdy qualitative and quantitative information and evaluation abilities and expertise.

    Expertise participatory information assortment methodologies and good facilitation abilities.

    Sturdy communication abilities, each written and oral (information of communities’ language is a bonus)

    Gender stability ought to be maintained within the research crew.

    Language abilities: Confirmed proficiency in English. Skilled stage of written English.

    Expertise in coordinating with native consultants from the Asian area.

    Comparable work expertise on human rights initiatives or an analogous work expertise in a mission funded by EU.

    Dwelling or staying within the Asian area is a bonus (preferable). rt

    Analysis/ Choice Standards:

    The next choice standards will likely be used for technical analysis of the proposals.

    Does the consulting agency/crew chief have expertise conducting related research? 25%

    Does the crew chief have related educational {qualifications}? 10%

    Is the composition of the proposed crew balanced when it comes to gender and experience? 10%

    Are the evaluation strategies/methodology proposed sensible and related to the aims of project? 35%

    Are information evaluation strategies, information administration and safety mechanisms nicely defined? 15%

    Is the proposed subject plan (timeline) sensible? 5%

Tips on how to apply

candidates ought to present an expression of curiosity and proposal masking the next facets:

  • Detailed response to the ToR
  • Proposed methodology, constructing on the ToR and suggesting extra approaches
  • Detailed timelines
  • Curriculum Vitae of the important thing crew members
  • Examples of related earlier work
  • Detailed price range, together with each day price charges and different eligible bills in EUR, and so forth.

Functions that don’t handle all of the above facets as specified is not going to be thought of.

Please ship your software to [email protected] reference “Endline Examine – OVOC Undertaking” within the topic line and kindly embrace help paperwork as outlined above. Utility deadline 10 April 2024 (17:00 hrs., Bangkok time (GMT+7).

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