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TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR MID-TERM PROJECT EVALUATION

Young Power in Social Action (YPSA)

TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR MID-TERM PROJECT EVALUATION

Project Title: Initiatives to Prevent Human Trafficking in Emergency Response

  1. Project Description

Multiple outbreaks of unrest in October 2016 and August 2017 in the Rakhine State of Myanmar triggered large influxes of Rohingyas crossing into Bangladesh through the borders in Teknaf and Ukhiya Upazilas of Cox’s Bazar. As of June 21, 2018, an estimated 706,000 [1] Rohingyas have crossed into Bangladesh since 25 August 2017, increasing the total Rohingya population residing in Cox’s Bazar town, Ramu, Teknaf, and Ukhia to over 918,936. The extreme levels of desperation, a general lack of awareness of the risks of human trafficking and exploitation, and the lack of access to sustainable livelihoods, make the Rohingya refugee population, including old and new arrivals, in Cox’s Bazar prone to accept underpaid and high-risk jobs and created favorable conditions for fraudulent recruitment, trafficking, and smuggling to flourish.

IOM’s monitoring has confirmed instances of movement of Rohingya and host-community for the purpose of exploitation- overseas, kidnapping of children, sexual exploitation of young women and girls who were allegedly recruited to work as domestic worker, and abduction of adolescent girls with the purpose of forced marriage.

To address these challenges, Young Power in Social Action (YPSA) in partnership with International Organization for Migration (IOM) has started implementing a project titled ‘Initiatives to Prevent Human Trafficking in Emergency Responsein Ukhiya and Teknaf, Cox’s Bazar. The overall objective of the project is to increase the knowledge of refugee and host-community on trafficking & safe migration and capacity building of community leaders, NGOs, LEA to combat human trafficking. The project encompasses activities in the areas of prevention in close coordination with the United Nations structures on the ground and in cooperation with the national and local government, and international and local NGOs.

Project Duration: 9 (nine) months – June, 2018 to February, 2019.

Major Activities of the Project:

  1. Increasing the community understanding and awareness on human trafficking and safe migration
    • Module development on CT awareness and Safe Migration session
    • Courtyard Meeting on CT issues for Royhinga and Host Community
    • Orientation on safe migration related issues for potential and out-going
    • Day Observation-Celebrate ‘World Day Against Trafficking- In-Persons
    • Day Observation : Celebrate ‘International Migrants’ Day
    • Street Drama on CT issues -Royhinga and host community)
    • Awareness on human trafficking through Radio Naf
    • IEC materials development, printing and dissemination on CT issues
    • Orientation sessions with Majis on CT Issues and Referral Mechanism
    • Victim of Trafficking (VoT) identified and refferred
  2. Strengthening the capacity of Project Staff, host and refugee community leaders, BGB, Army, national and international NGOs on human trafficking.
    • Induction to Project Staff on Project Implementation
    • Orientation on Human Trafficking Act  and referral services with law Enforcement Agencies including police, BGB, RAB, CIC and coast guards and non-government agencies
    • Capacity building Workshop for media professional/journalist on Human Trafficking Act and preventing TIP
    • Orientation and capacity building of school teachers, focal points of camp and host community for CT

Key Beneficiaries of the Project

a) Rohingya Community

– Community people

–  Majhis

– Victims of Trafficking (VoTs)

– Camp focal points

b) Host-community

– Community people

– Community leaders

– School Teachers

– Journalists & Media professionals

– Government officials – including local administration, CiCs, law enforcement agencies,

– Aspirant and outgoing migrants

– Victims of Trafficking (VoTs)

Geographical Coverage

Ukhia Sub-district (Camp-8E, 8W, 9, 10, 11, 12 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19 & 20) & Teknaf sub-district (Leda MS, Leda A, Leda-B, Leda C, Leda D) Host-community: Shamlapur and Unchiprang, Cox’s Bazar

  1. Purpose of the Evaluation

The Evaluation is intended to assess the relevance, performance, management arrangements and success of the project. It looks at signs of potential impact of project activities on Rohingya and host-community and sustainability of results, including contribution to awareness building on Counter Trafficking (CT) issues among the beneficiaries, and capacity development of community leaders, NGOs, LEA to combat human traffickingto prevent human trafficking in the project area.

o   The Evaluation also identifies/documents lessons learned and makes recommendations that project partners (YPSA & IOM) and stakeholders might use to improve the quality of performance, integrate and incorporate other related CT activities in the existing project design.

  1. Scope of the Evaluation

The evaluation is expected to cover the following project components:

a) Project Progress

b) Program Quality

c) Knowledge level of community people on CT Issues

d) Risk of HT at the field level

e) Challenges faced in implementation

f) Expansion of project activities to combat HT

This evaluation has the following principal tasks:

  • Assess the project progress in terms of its target and quality to the overall emergency situation in Ukhiya and Teknaf, implementation strategies, and relevance to beneficiaries;
  • Assess relevance and effectiveness of the project’s strategy and approaches for the achievement of the project objectives;
  • Assess the cost-efficiency of project interventions;
  • Assess the project impact on awareness building on CT issues in the Rohingya and host-community and capacity building of community leaders, NGOs, LEA to combat human trafficking to prevent human trafficking in the project area;
  • Assess performance of the project in terms of effectiveness, efficiency, and timeliness of producing the expected outputs;
  • Assess the quality and timeliness of inputs, the reporting and monitoring system and extent to which these have been effective;
  • Assess relevance of the project’s management arrangements; identify advantages, bottlenecks and lessons learn with regard to the management arrangements;
  • Analyse underlying factors beyond YPSA and IOM control that affect the achievement of the project results;
  • Provide recommendations to key project stakeholders for follow-up activities;
  1. Methodology :

a) In order to do a comparative study to know the knowledge of beneficiaries increased, data/information is intended to be collected from both who have received awareness message on CT issues, and not received in both host and Rohingya communities.

Data/information for the evaluation is to be collected through;

  • Focused Group Discussion (FGD)
  • Key Informant Interview(KII)

b) KII will be done among Camp-In-Charge (CiC) and Majhi/community leaders and others for future work to know, what they think,  CT work is needed in camp and to get more innovative ideas to make the CT activities more result oriented.

5. Deliverables:

The output of the mission will be the Evaluation Report in English. The structure and content of the report should meet the requirements of the YPSA & IOM Monitoring and Evaluation Policy. The length of the Report should not exceed 25 pages in total (excluding the annexes).

The Report should:

  • Contain an executive summary (mandatory)
  • Be analytical in nature (both quantitative and qualitative/good informative and statistical report)
  • Be structured around issues and related findings/lessons learnt
  • Include conclusions
  • Include recommendations
  • Be shared draft report (for feedback)
  • Be submitted final report (by or on 20th December)
  1. Timing and Duration

The total duration of the evaluation will be 30 days within the period of 25 November – 31 December, 2018, according to the following plan:

Preparation (project office – during period 25 November –31 December, 2018):

  • Collection of and acquaintance with the project document, project progress reports and other relevant project-related materials;
  • Designing the detailed evaluation scope and methodology (including the methods for data collection and analysis);
  • Setting up the mission dates and preparation of the detailed mission programme in cooperation with the YPSA Program Coordinator. The Project Officer(s) will organize the schedule of the mission and translation/interpretation, when necessary;
  • Communication with the Program Coordinator to clarify any other matters.

Timeline for Groundwork &Report Submission

Activities Date/Duration Responsible Persons/Institution
Contract Signing 25th  November, 2018 Chief Executive of YPSA and External Firm/Individual
Study documents e.g. Project Proposal, Reports 26th – 30th November, 2018 External Firm/Individual
Meeting with IOM and  Project Staff and 2nd December, 2018 IOM, YPSA and External Firm/Individual
Development of Questionnaires 3rd -4th December, 2018 External Firm/Individual
Field Work: Data/Information – FGD and KII 5th – 13th December, 2018 External Firm/Individual
1st Draft Evaluation Report submission to YPSA 14th -20th December, 2018 External Firm/Individual
Feedback/review on 1st Draft Report 24th December, 2018 YPSA-KM4D

(Knowledge Management for Development (KM4D) Division of YPSA)

Submission of Reviewed Report to YPSA 26th December, 2018 External Firm/Individual
Feedback/review on 2nd  Draft Report 27th December, 2018 YPSA-KM4D
Evaluation Report (Final) Submission 31st December, 2018 External Firm/Individual

 

  1. Required Qualification
  • Profound knowledge and experience about Rohingya influx and emergency response in Cox’s Bazar
  • Knowledge about existing mechanism/framework to human trafficking in the country
  • Understanding of human trafficking and HT related law particularly Suppression and Prevention of Human Trafficking Act 2012
  •  Knowledge about Refugee camp situation/dynamics in Cox’s Bazar
  • Proven experience in project evaluation in community awareness and capacity building projectsin Bangladesh or elsewhere in the world.
  • Excellent writing skills;
  • Fluency in Rohingya/Chattagram language and English required.

[1]https://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/iscg_situation_report_19_july_2018.pdf