Madagascar: Consultant – Counter-Trafficking (CT) Final Evaluation

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Organization: International Organization for Migration
Country: Madagascar
Closing date: 05 Oct 2015

HELPING THE GOVERNMENT OF MADAGASCAR ADDRESS ISSUES OF
TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS (CT.0783)
And
STRENGTHENING PROTECTION OF VICTIMS OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING IN
POST-CRISIS MADAGASCAR (CT.0810)

Executing Organization: International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Project Management Site and Relevant Regional Office IOM Country Office, Antananarivo, Madagascar
Regional Office for Southern Africa, Pretoria, South Africa
Geographical Coverage: Madagascar
Project Beneficiaries: Victims of Trafficking, Government of Madagascar
Project Partner(s): Relevant ministries in Madagascar, United Nations agencies, Civil Society Organizations (CSOs)

  1. BACKGROUND OF THE PROJECT/PROGRAMME
    The two projects address challenges around trafficking in persons in Madagascar by (i) helping the national Government to strengthen its position vis-à-vis trafficking in persons issues and (ii) assisting victims of trafficking.
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Madagascar is both a source country for trafficking in persons (TiP) to other countries and home to high levels of internal trafficking (TiP Report 2015). Internally, trafficking and exploitation of children for domestic servitude, prostitution, forced begging, and forced labour continues to be an issue in both rural and urban areas. At the international level, women and men have been trafficked from Madagascar to a number of countries, primarily for exploitation in the sex industry and labour exploitation as domestic or textile factory workers and fishermen.

The projects in question were developed in response to Madagascar’s gaps in government-level coordination and communication regarding trafficking issues, capacity to identify and assist victims of trafficking (VoTs), and protective services for VoTs. In order to assist the Government of Madagascar (GoM) in its efforts to combat trafficking, IOM helped improve anti-trafficking communication and coordination among stakeholders, including relevant ministries, law enforcement entities, non-governmental organizations, and working groups. IOM conducted a study on TiP within and from Madagascar, and carried out an awareness-raising campaign to help alert the general public on the occurrences of TiP and promote a zero tolerance to TiP. It also assisted with protection of VoTs through the reinforcement of identification and referral mechanisms and through provision of direct assistance to VoTs. IOM also provided technical assistance in support to the ongoing discussions between Madagascar and destination countries in the Gulf regarding the rights of Malagasy migrants workers.

  1. OVERALL OBJECTIVE OF THE EVALUATION
    This evaluation comprises of a joint final assessment of the two projects, as per the project documents. The evaluation results will be shared internally within IOM and the IOM Development Fund, and will offer information for future project development in similar geographical and/or thematic settings. Moreover, key findings will be made available to relevant stakeholders within the Government of Madagascar and the donor.

The overall objective of this evaluation is to determine whether the projects have achieved their intended objectives. The evaluation will measure achievements using the following performance indicators:
• Assess whether the projects are meeting the intended objectives and outputs as set out in the project proposals;
• Assess the impact of the activities which were carried out;
• Assess the constraints, if any, which have affected successful project implementation and propose corrective actions for future programming;
• Assess in how far aspects of gender have formed an integral part in project activities and outputs.

  1. SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES OF THE EVALUATION
    This final evaluation will assess the completed projects against the following criteria:
  2. Relevance
    1.1. Were the projects responsive to the needs and priorities of the Government of Madagascar?
    1.2. Were stakeholders involved in the formulation of project objective and outcomes?
    1.3. Is the Theory of Change suited for the context, responsive to the identified challenge(s), and logically linked?
  3. Effectiveness
    2.1. Are the quality and quantity of the produced results and outputs in accordance with the results matrix?
    2.2. Are outputs/products being utilised by the Government of Madagascar and/or other partners?
    2.3. Are the outputs/products contributing towards enhanced structures and processes for addressing issues of TiP?
  4. Efficiency
    3.1. Were the project expenditures spent as planned?
    3.2. Were activities carried out in a well-organised fashion?
    3.3. Were challenges in project implementation addressed swiftly and appropriately?
  5. Impact
    4.1. Do indicators show significant progress towards achieving the objectives?
    4.2. Are stakeholders confident that the projects have provided relevant support to the GOM in responding to current TIP challenges?
  6. Sustainability
    5.1. Do stakeholders indicate that research outputs and established networks will be used in future?
    5.2. Have there been discussions on further assistance by IOM to support the GOM in addressing issues of TiP?

  7. METHODOLOGY OF THE EVALUATION
    This evaluation will draw on the following methods in gathering relevant data:

  8. Desk research
    Relevant documentation will be reviewed:
    • project documents
    • mid-term and final narrative reports
    • financial reports
    • monitoring data/reports
    • meeting minutes
    • workshop reports and workshop evaluations
    • research reports
    • training material

  9. Key informant interviews
    Face-to-face interviews of approx.. 30min each, will be conducted with key stakeholders:
    • government officials in relevant ministries;
    • members of the national coordination committee on counter trafficking (including members of civil society);
    • selected participants in IOM-facilitated trainings;
    • where possible, Victims of Trafficking (VoTs) who received direct assistance;
    • project partners;
    • researchers who collected data for project purposes;
    • IOM Regional Thematic Specialists;
    • IOM Project Coordinator and other relevant staff.

  10. Field Visits
    The consultant is expected to travel to up to 6 regions to have key informant interviews with stakeholders of IOM regional outreach activities, among which, the awareness raising campaign and the field research on TiP.

  11. REPORTING
    Following all desk and field research, an analytical report will be drafted and shared with relevant colleagues and stakeholders for comments. The final report will be distributed among relevant stakeholders.

Expected deliverables are as follows:
1. Inception report
a. Evaluation Questions
b. Evaluation Timeframe
c. Evaluation Budget
2. Presentation of findings and analysis
3. Draft final report
4. Final report

  1. EVALUATOR PROFILE
    The evaluation will be carried out by an independent expert with the following qualifications
    • 3 or more years of professional experience in project evaluation and in developing methodologies, including both quantitative and qualitative data collection techniques, ideally in projects of similar nature and scope.
    • Expertise in project management and the project cycle principles.
    • Expert should hold an advanced degree (minimum of a master’s degree).
    • Proven track record in assessments of similar nature (samples of work may be requested).
    • Ideally, knowledge of migration-related matters in general and counter-trafficking in particular in the southern African region.
    • Fluency in English and French is mandatory, and knowledge of Malagasy an advantage.

The consultant shall act independently in his/her individual capacity, and not as a representative of the Government of Madagascar or IOM. The Regional M&E Officer based in the Regional Office Pretoria will provide oversight over the evaluation process. He will serve to provide quality assurance throughout the process by providing comments on the evaluation tools, the inception and draft reports and will provide final clearance for the final evaluation report.

  1. RESOURCES AND TIMING
    Expenses for this evaluation will be covered through the budgeted expenses in CT.0783 and CT.0810. Logistical and travel assistance will be provided through existing staff in the Madagascar country office. Work will be carried out over a 5-week period between 16 November and 21 December 2015 as follows:

Consultancy start date 16 November
Home based desk research (home based) 16 November – 21 November
Submission of the inception report 21 November
Travel to Madagascar 22 November
Key informant Interviews Antananarivo 23 November – 27 November
Key informant Interviews Field 28 November – 14 December
Presentation of preliminary findings and analysis 14 December
Report writing (home based) 14 December – 18 December
Submission of the draft final report 18 December
Submission of the final report 21 December

How to apply:

Interested candidates should send their application by 5 October 2015 by email to IOMMadagascar@iom.int specifying “CT Final Evaluation Consultancy” in the subject line. Application should consist of:
– Curriculum Vitae, and contact details of two references
– A sample of two recent evaluation reports, where you were the sole or lead author.
– A brief proposal (max 3 pages) detailing how the evaluation will be conducted, including methodology, timeline and a detailed budget for the Consultancy – with exclusion of international and domestic flights, which will be procured directly by the Organization.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and interviewed.

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