Protection for women and girls affected by the Syria crisis in Beqaa, North and Mount Lebanon areas in Lebanon – Endline Evaluation

About Levitum

Levitum is about collecting and disseminating data and information on the disenfranchised segment of the population and refugees, and implementing development programs aimed at improving their living condition.

About the project

Lebanon has been facing multiple crisis since 2020; from socioeconomic deteriorations, to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the Beirut Blast. To cope, households have resorted to negative coping mechanisms; which include: forced/early marriage of girls, children partaking in worst-forms of child labor, increase use of corporal punishment with children, and domestic abuse. Thus, the collective impact has increased women and girls’ vulnerabilities and risks of gender based violence (GBV).

To address this, Levitum is implementing a 12-months project that aims at improving access of women and girl survivors of and/or at-risk of GBV to prevention and response services in Lebanon’s North (Akkar), Bekaa (Arsal), and Mount Lebanon regions. The project’s outcomes, outputs, and activities are as follows:

Outcome 1: Syrian refugee women and girls and vulnerable host community women and girls in the project are better protected against violence and abuse. (Target: 75% of women and girls who participated in the programme are feeling better protected)

Outcome 2: Refugees and vulnerable host communities’ social protection is enhanced. (Target: 75% of women and girls who participated in the programme reported an improvement in their psychosocial well-being)

 

Purpose of the study

The purpose of this consultancy is to provide an endline of the above project. The evaluation will assess the project performance towards achieving its mandated outputs and outcomes over the operational period. The review will explore the strengths and weaknesses of the project. It will highlight all factors influencing the effective and efficient implementation of the interventions and their contribution towards the realization of the programme outcomes and outputs. Based on the analysis it will draw conclusions regarding the outcomes and outputs. As such, the evaluation will also identify lessons learned, good and promising practices. It will then formulate recommendations for future projects.

In addition, the endline evaluation will assess the following:

  • To what extent did the programme achieve its objectives and the expected outcomes? Determine if the project has achieved its results and assess whether the outputs led to the expected outcome;
  • The evaluation will assess the results and impact of the programme and validate the performance/results framework.
  • Document challenges and lesson learnt, and outline key forward looking priorities to continue accelerating efforts to reduce gender based violence among women and girls in
  • Provide recommendations based on the findings with timeline
  • To what extent did the Programme achieve its overall objectives?
  • Whether the project activities were appropriate for its context?
  • To what extent there was coordination, coherence or complementarity with other UN- or (international) civil society organizations’ GBV activities?

Methodology
 

The consultant is expected to propose specific methodologies they will use in the proposals to be submitted. These should demonstrate the use of mixed methods approach in arriving at findings and ensure data quality. Details on sampling strategy and quality assurance measures should be included in the inception report.

Duration

  • The endline study is expected to be completed by January 20, 2022.

Expected Deliverables

  1. Deliverable 1: An Inception/Design Report

Based on the TORs and on existing information, the consultant will prepare a detailed inception report with evaluation protocol and schedule, including an evaluation matrix with evaluation questions and sub-questions, sources of information, methodology, data collection tools, sampling, statistical formulas, questionnaires, and analysis methods and tools, which will guide the assessment.

  1. Deliverable 2: PowerPoint presentation on preliminary findings- December 2022
  2. Deliverable 3: 1st Draft Evaluation Report: End of December 2022
  3. Deliverable 4: Conduct consultation workshop and present draft report – First week of January 2022
  4. Deliverable 5: Final Evaluation Report – January 20, 2022
  5. All reports and data collection tools should be submitted to Levitum for approval
  6. All raw data collected, interview transcripts, and summaries shall be provided to Levitum

 

 

Content of the final evaluation report

Final report (20-25 pages), a separate 1-3-page overview/executive summary of key findings and recommendations;

Short introduction; background and context of the programme; Methods and data collection tools; Analysis of Relevance, Effectiveness, Efficiency, Impact, Sustainability and Cross-cutting issues; Presentation of findings; Conclusions and lessons learned and Recommendations. Additional annexes and/or folders/files may be submitted along with the final report for further reference.

Roles and Responsibilities

The bidder will lead the process of:

  • Study design, methodology, planning and quality control procedures;
  • Reviewing existing information, preparing outlines, including study objectives, research questions, and development of sampling methodologies;
  • Finalizing: (1) work plan (2) questionnaire(s), (3) guidelines;
  • The consultant will finalize the topics for assessment in consultation with Levitum (the extent and rigor of this assessment will depend on the study objectives and the result framework outputs);
  • The consultant will guide and provide required technical support to the field teams for carrying out interviews and gathering information from different stakeholders; and
  • The consultant will remain responsible for the entire study maintaining the highest level standards and quality and for producing the final survey reports.

Qualifications and skills

Experience

  • Strong technical and analytical capacities and demonstrated knowledge of research methods and techniques for data collection and analysis,
  • Past experience in similar assignments and production of a quality endline research or evaluation reports.
  • Experience working within the local Lebanese context
  • Previous evaluations relating to GBV, youth and gender studies is advantageous
     

General competencies
· Excellent communication and presentation skills and excellent report writing in English
· Displays cultural, gender, religion, and age sensitivity and adaptability;
· Ability to quickly adapt to change, and to remain calm under pressure; and
· Excellent analytical and report writing skills.

 

 

Qualifications
Post graduate degree/s in fields such as Development studies, Social Sciences, gender related studies.

How to apply

How to apply

Applicants are requested to submit their detailed application by email to [email protected] with the subject line “Levitum – Endline study”.

The application must include the following:

  • A technical proposal, including the outline of methodological approach and activities proposed to achieve the objectives, and a tentative timeline with key milestones.
  • A financial proposal.
  • CV/profiles of all involved consultants.
  • References of previous similar work implemented.

The closing date for the submission of proposals is November 11, 2022

Expired
Deadline
Friday, 11. Nov 2022
Type of Call
Call for Consultancies
Intervention Sector(s):
Gender issues, Research & Studies
Remuneration range:
> 6000 (USD)
Duration of Contract:
3 months