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NSET-PEER Monitoring and Evaluation Consultant

Organization: National Society for Earthquake Technology (NSET)

Location: Nepal

Deadline of submission: April 15, 2012

Expected Duration of Assignment: July 01, 2012 to September 30, 2012

Background:

The National Society for Earthquake Technology – Nepal (NSET) is implementing the Program for Enhancement of Emergency Response (PEER) Stage 3 (2009-2014), particularly Program Objective 3: Medical First Responder (MFR) and Collapsed Structure Search and Rescue (CSSR) courses. These courses are aimed to strengthen the capabilities of PEER beneficiary countries to provide collapsed structure search and rescue and basic life support during emergencies.

PEER is a regional training program initiated in 1998 by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) to strengthen and institutionalize capacities in emergency and disaster response in participating Asian countries. PEER Stage 3 Objective 3 is currently being implemented in six beneficiary countries, namely, Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Pakistan and the Philippines.

The Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) in Thailand is also implementing PEER Stage 3, specifically Program Objectives 1 and 2, namely, Community Action for Disaster Response (CADRE) and Hospital Preparedness for Emergencies (HOPE) courses, respectively. CADRE and HOPE are implemented in the same six countries, plus three new countries – Cambodia, Lao PDR and Vietnam. American Red Cross is providing supplemental funding for CADRE.

Job Summary: The Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Consultant will be responsible for the stated duties and

responsibilities in connection with the implementation of the Program for Enhancement of Emergency Response (PEER) Stage 3, Program Objective 3.

Main Task: He/She shall evaluate the achievements and implementation of the PEER program component managed by NSET in 6 beneficiary countries; provide USAID/OFDA and NSET with a summary of project results to date; and an assessment of the status of program implementation as per USAID/OFDA and NSET requirements.

Specific Activities:

The M&E Consultant shall be based at Kathmandu, Nepal, with travel to partnering countries, for the duration of the work assignment, and shall perform the duties as warranted for by USAID/OFDA and NSET requirements, PEER scope and activities, including, but not limited to the following: – Conduct field site monitoring visits, surveys, interviews and prepare report on findings which will

include but not limited to: ␣ Progress against targeted outputs ␣ Impacts/successes/achievements, issues/challenges and lessons learned ␣ Documentation of course of action/strategies/implementation changes made␣ Recommendations for remaining project term and vision beyond 2014. – Design data collection, recording, analyzing, monitoring, evaluation, and reporting tools and systems to fulfill all project and organizational M&E requirements, based on performance

monitoring frameworks set by NSET and approved by USAID/OFDA. – Perform qualitative and quantitative data analysis and generate reports (with graphs, charts, maps,

etc). – Ensure that statistical monitoring reports are generated accurately and reflect the status of

progress towards reaching the program targets, and are submitted in a timely manner to NSET and

USAID/OFDA; – Train, mentor, coach and facilitate learning on design, planning, monitoring and evaluation

knowledge and skills transfer to help strengthen the capacity of NSET staff in understanding a

quality design, planning, monitoring and evaluation practices and standards at the local level. – Perform other duties as determined by the NSET Executive Director/PEER Chief of Party and/or

USAID/OFDA as needed. – Prior to commencement of the M&E process, the Consultant will submit a workplan reflecting the

approach and methodology, travel plan and an extended outline of the M&E report. He/She will commence the job after approval of the workplan.

Qualifications:

The following qualifications and experiences are required for the completion of the assignment:

– Master’s degree in related field (e.g. international development, evaluation, relevant sector degree) or equivalent experience in a discipline relevant to Disaster Risk Reduction and emergency response. Relevant senior level experience may be substituted for an advanced degree or substantial experience in evaluating projects in developing countries.

– Experience working with international donors and familiarity with their reporting and M&E requirements. Prior experience with USAID/OFDA project evaluations is a plus.

– Excellent spoken English and writing skills. – Excellent analytical skills. – Familiarity with Asia, specifically on 6 PEER countries, namely, Bangladesh, India, Indonesia,

Nepal, Pakistan and the Philippines; substantial experience in evaluating projects in

governmental and non-governmental sectors in developing countries. – Good interpersonal skills, ability to work with multi-cultural environment, and ability to work

independently towards delivering the tasks.

Duration:

The assignment will be for a period of three months, from June 01, 2012 to August 31, 2012. Extension beyond the agreement period will be subject to program needs, satisfactory performance and continued funding.

To Apply:

Please send a cover letter and updated curriculum vitae (CV). The cover letter should detail the reasons why you believe you are most suitable for the assignment and also mention your remuneration expectations for this role. Applications should be sent by e-mail to vacancy@nset.org.np with copy to peer@nset.org.np with subject line: Monitoring and Evaluation Consultant – PEER.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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