RE ADVERTISED: Evaluation of the 2017 Somalia Humanitarian Cash-Based Response


Evaluation of the 2017 Somalia Humanitarian Cash-Based Response

A famine alert was issued for Somalia in January 2017 and by May over 6.2 million people were assessed to be in need of humanitarian assistance. The humanitarian community responded with the aim of preventing famine and saving lives. A significant part of the response was delivered as cash based assistance (CBA), delivered as cash or vouchers through various transfer mechanisms. The inter-agency Cash Working Group (CWG) is commissioning a joint evaluation of CBA to the 2017 response. The objective is to review the joint performance and impacts of the humanitarian CBA as the basis for improved CBA programming and delivery. Among others, the evaluation is expected to answer questions such as how did the CBA perform against the stated objectives, OECD DAC Criteria and Grand Bargain Commitments on cash? How did it impact Somali households and markets, as well as meet the recipients` needs? To what extent has CBA built systems and capacity for improved resilience in the future? The evaluation is funded jointly by participating CWG agencies - donors, UN and NGOs. The evaluation team will be guided by an inter-agency Steering Committee, under the auspices of the CWG and contracting will be managed by CARE as one of the Steering Committee members. The evaluation is expected to take up to 11 weeks (77 calendar days) with the evaluators spending at least 50% of time in Somalia. Consultancy firms and consultants are eligible to apply. A team of at least two consultants is required. Interested consultants or companies should submit their applications by COB 23rd January, 2018. Short Expressions of Interest showing technical understanding of the TOR and a proposed timeline, CVs, cover letter demonstrating requirements of the consultants specification, Daily Rate in $USD and a relevant report sample should be sent to somconsultants@care.org. All assignment related economy class travel, feeding and accommodation costs will be covered directly. Only those short-listed will be contacted for interview. Please indicate "Joint Evaluation of the Humanitarian Cash-Based Response" as the subject heading". The Terms of Reference, including full details of application requirements, can be found here:

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How to apply:
The applications should be submitted by COB 23RD January 2018 to somconsultants@care.org and quoting "Joint Evaluation of the Humanitarian Cash-Based Response"as the subject heading.