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Consultant required for the Independent Final Evaluation of Brooke’s Jordan programme.

CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

Independent Final Evaluation of Brooke’s Jordan programme


1 Project background
The focus of Brooke Jordan program has been on horses, donkeys and mules working in and around Petra transporting tourists.
Brooke has been working in Jordan since 1988 when it established the Princess Alia Clinic providing free treatment for working equines of Petra. Over the years Brooke came to the conclusion that the root causes of the remaining welfare problems could be solved through better husbandry and preventive care rather than provision of free treatment.
In December 2009 the trustees approved a new phase of Brooke’s work in Jordan in which Brooke handed over the running of the equine veterinary clinic to the Jordanian Ministry of Agriculture in April 2010, and started to focus its energies and resources on influencing a range of actors including tourists as the means to further improve welfare. To facilitate the handover Brooke provided training and technical support to the Ministry of Agriculture clinic staff.
On June 2012 Brooke Board of Trustees approved the 2012-2015 Brooke Jordan Strategic Plan, contributing to the Care for Petra campaign through their coordination role of the campaign.
Brooke board approved the closure of the Jordan office in June 2015. Although as recommended by the 2014 review, there was a two year extension through the hiring of 2 consultants in 2015 working with the Centre of social development and the Care for Petra campaign.

1.1. Project Objectives
The project’s objectives for the period covered are divided in three phases, but all include aspects of:
1. Improving Quality of Services;
2. Improving Practices and Behaviours towards working equids in Petra and surrounding areas like UMM Sayhoun;
3. Support to the Tourism Campaign (Care for Petra campaign)

2 Scope of the evaluation

The objectives of the evaluation are:

• To find out any successes or sustainable interventions after closure;
• To find out any significant changes in the welfare of animals
• To find out lessons learnt from the intervention that could be applied to other programmes following the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) criteria;
• To review the closure and exit process. To find out if the phase out solution was the right one and if it had the intended outcome.

It will require the following deliverables:

1. Inception Report outlining the evaluation methodology to be used by the evaluator and a final work plan;

2. Stakeholder workshop: The evaluator shall facilitate a learning workshop in country to present the draft report and the findings of the evaluation to the project and key stakeholders; to gather feedback on the findings and build consensus on recommendations;

3. Draft evaluation report with specific recommendations; lessons learnt and good practices;

4. Final evaluation report (max. 30 pages) incl. executive summary.
Gender equality issues shall be explicitly addressed throughout the evaluation activities of the consultant and all outputs including final reports or events need to be gender mainstreamed.

3 Evaluation arrangements and professional requirements
An Independent Evaluator will conduct a final independent evaluation between Mid-April and end of May 2017. The assignment is for approximately 19 work-days during that period. The assignment will require travel to Petra in Jordan. The country office is closed but Brooke project staff will help in organizing accommodation, arranging meetings and transportation.

Selection of the Independent Evaluator will be done by the Evaluation Learning and Accountability Unit and will be based on the strength of the qualifications provided by potential candidates through their expressions of interest for the assignment.

Interested candidates should include in the expression of interest:

1. An updated CV;
2. A detailed presentation of their background and experience in human behaviour change, animal welfare, advocacy or marketing experience, highlighting significant field experience in the evaluation of development projects relevant to this assignment;
3. A statement of availability for the entire duration of the assignment;
4. A daily consulting fee in pound sterling;
5. Two work samples.

Applicants should have a
Relevant degree / equivalent experience related to the evaluation to be undertaken;
Significant experience in coordination, design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of projects;
Good knowledge of Jordan context;
Ability to manage the available time and resources and to work to tight deadlines;
Independence from the parties involved;
Excellent written and oral communication skills in English. Arabic is an advantage.

The deadline to submit expressions of interest for the evaluation is by close of business on 26th February. Applicants should submit a complete expression of interest (including all 5 elements highlighted above) via e-mail to cesar.urquizo@thebrooke.org and indicate: ‘Jordan final independent evaluation’ in the e-mail’s subject line.

Organisation The Brooke

Country Jordan