Women human rights defender´s holistic approach to end gender-based violence in a challenging context in Lebanon

 

Full project title:

Women human rights defender´s holistic approach to end
gender-based violence in a challenging context in Lebanon

Project start & end dates:

1st of March 2017 - 29th of
February 2020 (3 years)

Total project budget:

500 000 USD for the 3-year period

Evaluation purpose:

To assess project results, both intended and unintended.

The evaluation will be used by the grantees (KAFA, Najdeh and Kvinna till
Kvinna) for lessons learned. The results may also be used by the implementing
partners KAFA and Najdeh to formulate needs for support from other donors.

 

Another purpose of the evaluation is
communication on results to UNTF as the financial donor.

Primary methodology:

A blend of desk studies, interviews,
quantitative and qualitative data etc. Will be defined by the evaluator(s)

Commissioning organisations:

Kvinna till Kvinna, Head Office in Stockholm,
Sweden and Program office in Beirut, Lebanon

Najdeh in Beirut, Lebanon

KAFA in Beirut, Lebanon

Key dates:

Expected start of assignment: In January 2020

Final Inception report: 15 February

Final evaluation report: 30 April

Recipient of final report:

Kvinna till Kvinna, Najdeh, KAFA and their
donor The UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women

 

 

1.    Background and
Context

 

The
project was developed in a context with increasing pressure on women’s rights
organisations in Lebanon

to
respond to the needs of Lebanese, Palestinian, Syrian- and migrate women; caused
by the impact of the Syrian crisis.

 

The Syrian conflict has a significant impact on Lebanon; an
estimated 1.5 million Syrian nationals, of which one million are registered
with UNHCR as refugees, have sought refuge in Lebanon[1].
This does not include the numbers of
unregistered refugees- Syrian, Palestinian, Iraqi, among other. Accommodating
the needs of the Lebanese, Palestinian and the Syrian refugee population has
placed a substantial burden on Lebanon’s resources and infrastructure. According to the UNHCR, 71% of the Syrian refugees in
Lebanon live below the poverty line and 52% in extreme poverty.
[2] As economic conditions deteriorate, women are
increasingly forced to find ways to contribute to their family’s survival,
often exposing them to exploitation, harassment and sexual violence.
Palestinian and Syrian refugee girls are increasingly entering child marriages,
especially in Bekaa Valley, Akkar (north Lebanon). This is often arranged by
families as a negative coping mechanism to protect their daughters from
sexual abuse within camps, to provide them with security or out of poverty. A
study from 2017 found that many Syrian families recognise the harm of child
marriage but have few alternative options in refugee camps
[3]. Currently, 89 % of
Palestinian refugees from Syria and 65 % of Palestinian refugees from Lebanon
are living under the poverty line
[4]. 

 

Palestinians in
Lebanon are living with increasing uncertainty and lack rights as citizens.
Particularly, Palestinian women and
girls face double discrimination; for their legal status as refugees and for
their gender position as women. They are marginalized in the work force, in education
and political representation as well as the private domestic sphere. These
repressive conditions and patriarchal authority lead to violence and abuse.
During
the project period, the situation of Palestinian refugees in the region overall
has worsened; a significant decline has been recorded in the level and quality
of services provided by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), due
to the dramatic UNRWA funding decrease starting in 2018[5]. In
Lebanon, UNRWA has taken similar steps to reduce its education and health care
services, which benefit about half a million refugees in the country.

And due to the
Syrian crisis, there is an increase in camp population and changes to camp
dynamics as a result of Syrian Palestinians moving into Palestinian refugee
camps.

 

Despite
that Lebanon has signed international agreements on gender equality, such as ratification
of the CEDAW in 1996, the Lebanese government rejected articles related to its
Personal Status Law. Instead, Lebanon still abides to Personal Status Laws that
are administered by religious courts. Moreover, the Nationality Law in Lebanon
deprives women of the right to pass their nationality to their children and
spouse.
Matters administered by the religious courts include marriage, divorce,
inheritance and child custody and according to women’s organisations in
Lebanon, these reservations represent an obstacle towards advancement of women’s
rights.
There is also a
gender gap and discrimination in the Penal Code. For example, the penal code
does not criminalise marital rape
and exempt some rapists from penalty if they
marry the victim. According to the latest
Gender Gap index report (2018)[6], Lebanon ranks 140 (out of 149)
worldwide with a consistent decline trend in its global index rank since 2010.

 

In this
context, securing funding for local women’s rights organisations (WROs) has
been a priority for Kvinna till Kvinna, KAFA and Najdeh.
Women’s
rights organisations in Lebanon play an essential role in responding to the
challenges Lebanon faces. Thus, due to increased workload and pressure for
staff, it is also of importance to strengthen WROs organisational effectiveness
including capacities and skills.

 

1.1.
Description of the project that is being evaluated

 

The project has been carried out by Najdeh and KAFA based in Beirut,
Lebanon.
Kvinna till
Kvinna, which is the third organisation that is part of the project has been
responsible for coordinating monitoring, reporting and ensuring donor
compliance.

 

The project objective is to increase the possibility for women and girls
survivors of GBV, in targeted communities in Lebanon, to live free from
violence and have increased agency, directing their own lives. The project aims
to reach this objective by strengthening the organisational and technical
capacities of women’s rights organisations (WROs) KAFA and Najdeh.

 

A results framework was developed at the project start and the overall project
goal formulated as;

“By February 2020, targeted women survivor of GBV, both refugee women as
well as women from the local populations, in Bekaa and Beirut, are able to
access better quality case management and experience an increased agency and
partner NGOs are able to provide better quality prevention activities on GBV”.
Primary beneficiaries, receiving Najdeh’s and KAFA’s support, are
expected to be aware of their rights and able to define what they have been
subjected to as crimes and violations against their integrity.

 

 

To reach the project goal, there are three interlinked [7]outcome
areas focusing on improvements in KAFAs and Najdeh’s organisational
capacity and skills in i) providing consistent quality in their support to GBV
survivors ii) providing high quality case management for GBV survivors and iii)
providing GBV preventative activities for men and boys. The strategies
and activities carried out to strengthen KAFAs and Najdeh’s organisational
capacities include trainings, activities for staff stress management and staff
care, guidance documents/handbooks, establishment of community-based referral
systems in refugee camps, counselling with perpetrators and primary prevention
activities with men and boys.

 

The primary beneficiaries are divided into two overall groups; i) Female
refugees/internally displaced/asylum seekers and ii) Women in Lebanon that seek
support from KAFA and Najdeh and who are not categorised as
refugees/IDPs/asylum seekers. The forms of violence that the project aim to
address include violence in the family (intimate partner violence, physical and
sexual violence, psychological and emotional violence, economic violence);
Violence in the community (trafficking of women and girls) and violence
perpetrated/condoned at the State level (sexual and GBV in refugee/internally
displaced persons (IDPs) camps and post conflict situations).

 

The project takes place in Bekaa, Beirut and Palestinian refugee camps in
these areas, since there is a big influx of both Syrian and Palestinian
refugees experiencing hardship and the need to counter GBV in these locations,
as well as a Lebanese host community of women in need of support.
More specifically, as part of this project,
KAFA has one support center in Beirut and one in Bekaa. For this project, staff
from the different units participated in the activities including individual
and group level staff care activities, working with perpetrators and case
management trainings. For Najdeh, the project has focused on two Listening and
Counselling Centres (LCCs) in Beirut that are located in two separate
Palestinian refugee camps as well as a Listening and Counselling Centre in
Bekaa.

 

The total project budget is for 500 000 USD for the whole 3-year
project period. The largest part of the budget is managed by KAFA and Najdeh as
implementors. Each partner organisation dedicates program and finance staff for
planning, monitoring and reporting.

 

The project is current in its final (third) year and support from the
UNTF will come to an end in February 2020.

 

 

1.2
Key partners involved in the project, including the implementing partners and
other key stakeholders.

 

The project has been carried out by Najdeh and KAFA based in Beirut,
Lebanon.

Kvinna till Kvinna, with its head
office in Stockholm, Sweden and a program office in Beirut, has been
responsible for coordinating monitoring, reporting and ensuring donor compliance.

 

The Kvinna till Kvinna Foundation is a women’s rights organisation that works together
with local women’s rights organisa
tions (WROs) in conflict affected areas to achieve
sustainable peace and human security for all, which includes the right to live
a life free from gender-based violence (GBV). Kvinna
till Kvinna supports approximately
110 WROs to promote women’s rights and peace in five regions affected by
conflict: Central and Western Africa, the Middle East and Northern Africa, the
South Caucasus and the Western Balkans. Kvinna
till Kvinna’s vision is
a world with sustainable peace based on democracy and gender equality, in which
conflicts are managed through non-military means. It envisions a world where
human rights for women, men, girls and boys are respected, and all people can
feel safe and secure. Kvinna till Kvinna is not affiliated with any political
party or religious movement. Kvinna till Kvinna has supported several partner
organisations in Lebanon since 2005.

 

Implementing partners:

Association Najdeh was founded in 1976 by a
group of independent Lebanese women to secure job placement for Palestinian
refugee women who were displaced from Tel-al-Zaatar camp and became the main
breadwinners of their families. Association Najdeh’s aim is to empower
Palestinian refugee women in Lebanon through equipping them with the necessary
means and instruments to reach social, educational, political and economic
equality and through enabling them to assume key roles in achieving sustainable
development and transitional justice for the Palestinian community in Lebanon.
Association Najdeh strives for a Palestinian society enjoying national and
human rights, social justice and full equality between women and men.

 

KAFA (enough)
Violence & Exploitation, established in 2005, is a feminist, secular,
Lebanese, non-profit, non-governmental CSO seeking to create a society that is
free of social, economic and legal patriarchal structures that discriminate
against women. KAFA seeks to realise substantive gender equality through the adoption
of a combination of different approaches; such as advocacy for law reform and
introduction of new laws and policies; influencing public opinion; conducting
research and training; empowering women and children victims of violence, and
providing them with social, legal and psychological support. KAFA’s guiding
principles are those of the universality of human rights and the participation
and inclusion of marginalized people in all its endeavours.
KAFA has four main units: family violence; child protection; exploitation
and trafficking in women; support centres in Beirut and Bekaa.

 

2.    Purpose of the
evaluation

 

As part of the
project finalisation, the purpose of conducting the evaluation is to assess
project progress and results, both intended and unintended. The evaluation
results will be used by the commissioning organisations (KAFA, Najdeh and
Kvinna till Kvinna) for lessons learned and as input to future financial support
by Kvinna till Kvinna to KAFA and Najdeh. The results may also be used by KAFA
and Najdeh to formulate needs for support from other donors.

 

Another
purpose of the evaluation is communication on results to UNTF as the financial
donor. The UNTF will approve the inception report, draft and final reports. The
timing of the deadline for the final evaluation report is according to UNTF
requirements and the evaluation findings/results may also be used by the UNTF.

 

3.    Evaluation
objectives and scope

 

The overall objective is to evaluate the project
against the effectiveness, relevance, efficiency, sustainability and impact
criteria, as well as the cross-cutting gender equality and human rights
criteria (defined below). More specifically,
the objective is to
evaluate:

1a. To what
extent the project interventions (activities and outputs) have strengthened
KAFA’s and Najdehs organisational capacities and staff resilience.

1b. To what
extent strengthened staff and/or organisational capacities (if any) has
contributed to improvements within the outcome areas i.e. improved case management,
improved support to GBV survivors and improvements in GBV preventative work for
men and boys.

2.To identify key lessons and promising or
emerging good practices in the field of ending violence against women and
girls, for learning purposes.

While the
first evaluation objective (1.a & 1.b) is to assess the project’s theory of
change, i.e. whether a link/contribution can be established between attempts to
strengthen staff- and organisational capacities and the project outcomes, the
second objective is to assess what lessons learned and good practices that can
be further built on within KAFA’s and Najdehs work against GBV.

The evaluation scope includes the entire project
period and geographic locations in Lebanon included in the project (Beirut and
Bekkaa).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.    Evaluation
Questions

 

Evaluator(s) need to be aware of that the
evaluation criteria below are mandatory by the UN Trust Fund.

Evaluation questions can however be added and/or
refined by the evaluator(s) if approved by the commissioning organisations.

A more elaborated list of evaluation questions
is expected as part of the inception report with adjustments made for different

target groups.

 

As in the examples below, some
questions may refer to more than one evaluation criteria
.

 

Mandatory Evaluation
Criteria

 

Evaluation Questions

Effectiveness

A measure of the
extent to which a project attains its objectives / results (as set out in the
project document and results framework) in accordance with the theory of
change.

1.       To what extent
were the intended project goal, outcomes and outputs (project results)
achieved and how?

 

Specifically:

-Overall, what type of staff training has been
most effective and relevant to improve GBV service provision?

-To what extent has case management been
improved? Has it been improved on an organisational level and how? (effectiveness & sustainability)

-What indications are there, if any, that primary
project beneficiaries experience an improvement in GBV service provision as a
result of the project?

-Has monitoring of
implementation resulted in adaptive management to improve outcomes?

 

Relevance

The extent to
which the project is suited to the priorities and policies of the target
group and the context.

2.       To what extent
do the achieved results (project goal, outcomes and outputs) continue to be
relevant to the needs of women and girls?

 

-To what extent
have the community referral systems/protection networks established by Najdeh
been relevant and effective methods for referrals of GBV
survivors?

-What capacity
development support within GBV prevention of men and boys has been most relevant
for the organisations work and why?

 

Efficiency

Measures the
outputs - qualitative and quantitative - in relation to the inputs. It is an
economic term which refers to whether the project was delivered cost
effectively. 

3.       To what extent
was the project efficiently and cost-effectively implemented?

 

- Do the outcomes of the project represent
value for the input invested?

-What observations can be
made about the project organizational set-up including staff resources in
terms of efficiency?

 

Sustainability

Sustainability is concerned
with measuring whether the benefits of a project are likely to continue after
the project/funding ends.

4.       To what extent
will the achieved results, especially any positive changes in the lives of
women and girls (project goal level), be sustained after this project ends?

 

- To what extent do the
community referral systems/protection networks established by Najdeh have potential
for continuity and/or scale-up?

-To what extent do staff and managers think
that care activities on group and individual levels have improved staff’s
ability to cope with stress and work-load in a long-term perspective? 

-To what extent has training of staff been
transferred to organizational/institutional strengthening? (e.g.
documentation & use of methods and procedures, organisational impact in
case of staff turnovers etc)

-To what extent have new skills and tools to
work on GBV prevention among men and boys become systematic on an
organizational level?

-What are the risks to sustainability?

 

Impact

Assesses the
changes that can be attributed to a particular project relating specifically
to higher-level impact (both intended and unintended).

5.       To what extent
has the project contributed to ending violence against women, gender equality
and/or women’s empowerment (both intended and unintended impact)[8]?

 

-What indications are there, if any, that
primary project beneficiaries experience an improvement in GBV service
provision and experience increased agency as a result of the project?

- What indications are there, if any, that
NGOs part of the GBV referral system in refugee camps are able to provide
better quality prevention activities on GBV as a result of their
participation?  

 

 

Knowledge
generation

Assesses whether
there are any promising practices that can be shared with other
practitioners.

6.       To what extent
has the project generated knowledge, promising or emerging practices in the
field of EVAW/G that should be documented and shared with other
practitioners?

 

 

Gender Equality
and Human Rights

 

Cross-cutting criteria: the evaluation should consider
the extent to which human rights based and gender responsive approaches have
been incorporated through-out the project and to what exte
nt?

 

-To what extent has a gender and
power-perspective been applied in counselling of men, boys, women and girls?

-How is conflict sensitivity understood and applied in the project?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.    Evaluation
Methodology

 

The evaluation focus should lie on:

• Assessment of progress towards results

• Monitoring of implementation and adaptive management to improve
outcomes

• Early identification of risks to sustainability

• Emphasis on supportive
recommendations

The evaluation should be based on a combination of qualitative and
quantitative methods.

The scope of work includes reviewing
relevant documents and interviewing key positions at Kvinna till Kvinna’s Beirut
office, KAFA and Najdeh key staff; including i) operational staff directly
counselling and supporting women primary beneficiaries and male perpetrators and
ii) staff responsible for overall program monitoring and reporting. Operational
staff at KAFA and Najdeh are especially key in learning how the project has
affected their way of working, to what extent it has improved procedure and
what can be improved.

From the primary women beneficiaries, there is anonymised quantitative
survey data available on their experience of the services. The selection was
randomised among beneficiaries who had attended several sessions with a therapist/case
worker. The baseline was conducted with newly admitted women and the selection was
randomised. It may be a possibility to interview a selection of primary
beneficiaries and/or through participation in a focus group discussion. This
would be based on that women volunteer to participate and that the focus is on
the quality of the services (evaluation objectives).   

External stakeholders include NGOs
part of the GBV referral system at refugee camps.

 

The evaluator(s) shall develop and propose a methodology for the evaluation,
which should include both a desk review of relevant documentation, as well as
distance and on-site visits and interviews.

The methodology should reflect stakeholder engagement and take a
gender-response approach.

Any limitations of the stakeholders defined as relevant by the evaluator(s)
shall be made explicit and their consequences shall be discussed with the commissioning
organisations (Kvinna till Kvinna, Najdeh and KAFA) as soon as possible
including any ethics considerations that these are based on.

 

In the proposal, the evaluator(s) are
free to make suggestions on the methodologies for data collection and analysis.

 

5.1 Documents for desk
review

 

Examples of key documents to review (a final list to be decided during
the inception phase):

 

-Project Application

-Baseline report/data

-Project Annual &
Progress reports

-Reporting on results
framework and indicators (part of annual reports)

-Supporting
documents from Najdeh and KAFA (e.g. training evaluation reports, staff
web-based surveys)

-Any relevant
organisational strategy documents from Najdeh and KAFA

-Survey data of
women primary beneficiaries

-UNEG Ethical Guidelines for
Evaluation, March 2008

-Annexes, UNTF Final External
Evaluation Guidance September 2018

·        
Structure for the inception report (see Annex C in the UNTF guidelines)

·        
Required structure before
the final report (see Annex E in the UNTF guidelines)

 

6.    Evaluation
Ethics

The ethical
guidelines[9]
developed by the United Nations Evaluation Group (UNEG) will be applied in this
evaluation. The ethical guidelines are based on commonly held and
internationally recognized professional ideals and will be shared with the
evaluator(s) that must apply them during the assignment.

 

The evaluator(s) shall respect
people’s right to provide information in confidence and make participants aware
of the scope and limits of confidentiality. Evaluators must ensure that
sensitive information cannot be traced to its source so that the relevant
individuals are protected from reprisals[10].
The evaluator(s) must put in place
specific safeguards and protocols to protect the safety (both physical and
psychological) of respondents and those collecting the data as well as to prevent
harm. This must ensure the rights of the individual are protected and
participation in the evaluation does not result in further violation of their
rights. The evaluator/s must have a plan
in place to:

 

        
Protect the rights of respondents, including
privacy and confidentiality;

        
Elaborate on how informed consent will be
obtained and to ensure that the names of individuals consulted during data
collection will not be made public;

        
If interviewing primary beneficiaries, the
evaluator/s must be trained in collecting sensitive information and
specifically data relating to violence against women and select any members of
the evaluation team on these issues.

        
Data collection tools must be designed in a way
that is culturally appropriate and does not create distress for respondents;

        
Data collection visits should be organized at
the appropriate time and place to minimize risk to respondents.

        
If the project involves children (under 18
years old) the evaluator/s must consider additional risks and need for parental
consent;

        
The evaluator/s should be trained in collecting
sensitive information and specifically data relating to violence against women
and select any members of the evaluation team on these issues.

 

7. Management Arrangement
of the evaluation

 

The evaluator(s) are responsible for booking appointments for interviews
and to conduct all logistic arrangements for the assignment including for
meetings in Lebanon. Contact details and organisational documents for review will
be provided by the commissioning organisations Kvinna till Kvinna, Najdeh and
KAFA.

 

The Evaluation Management Team includes Kvinna till
Kvinna’s Head of Office and Program Office in Beirut, Lebanon as well as a Grants
Manager in Stockholm, Sweden. The Evaluation Management Team members based in
Beirut are responsible for the overall coordination of the evaluation
assignment in collaboration with implementation partners Najdeh and KAFA. The
Grants Manager is responsible for quality assurance of the evaluation reports. As
the Evaluation Management Team (Kvinna till Kvinna) has not been part of the
project implementation, they will assess proposals and select the evaluator(s)
for the assignment. The Evaluation Management Team will have the final say on
evaluation questions should there be different views among the grantees/commissioning
organisations. It will also have the final word on approval of all reports.

 

The implementing partners Najdeh and KAFA are
responsible for collaborating and coordinating with the evaluator(s) during the
assignment, attend meetings, make available documentation, assist with information
for planning of staff interviews etc. The implementing partners give feedback
to the draft reports together with the Kvinna till Kvinna Evaluation Management
Team.

 

The UN Trust Fund evaluation focal point reviews
evaluation deliverables. This includes confirming that all reports meet the
requirements and structure specified by the UN Trust Fund to End Violence
against Women.

7.1 Timeline & Key
deliverables of the entire evaluation process

 

The overall expected timeline is included below. It is up to the evaluator(s)
to propose a work-and time plan including suggested number of work-days for the
different evaluation stages as well as for the total assignment.

 

The deadline for the Final Report is non-negotiable due to back-donor
requirements.

Apart from the deadline for the Final report, the evaluator(s) are free to
suggest other reporting deadlines in their proposal, if the minimum days
required by the UN Trust Fund to provide quality assurance of the inception, draft
and final reports are met.

 

Reports must be written in English.

 

Stage of Evaluation

Key Task

Responsible

Timeframe

 

Inception stage

Start-up
meeting and briefing of the evaluator(s)

Evaluation Task Management team in Beirut in
collaboration with implementing partners

 

First week of assignment

- Desk review of key documents

-Finalising
the evaluation design and methods

-Submit
draft inception report

Evaluator(s)

To be suggested by the evaluator(s) time- and work
plan as part of the proposal.

 

Draft Inception report by 31 Jan 2020

 

Review Inception
Report and provide feedback

Evaluation Task Management team, implementing partners, UN Trust
Fund

Dates to be decided

Minimum 5 work days needed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revise and submit final version of Inception report

Evaluator(s)

Dates to be decided

 

Review and approve final Inception report

Evaluation Task Management team, implementing partners, UN Trust
Fund

Final Inception report by 15 Feb 2020

 

Data collection and analysis
stage

-Desk research and data collection incl. interviews

-Analysis
and interpretation of findings

Evaluator(s)

To be suggested by the evaluator(s) time- and work
plan as part of the proposal.

Synthesis and reporting
stage

-Submit
draft evaluation report

Evaluator(s)

By 5 April 2020

Review
& provide feedback of the draft report with key stakeholders for quality
assurance

Evaluation Task Management team, implementing partners, UN Trust
Fund

Dates to be decided

Minimum 10 work-days needed.

Incorporating
comments and preparing second draft evaluation report

Evaluator(s)

Dates to be decided

Final
review

Evaluation Task Management team, implementing partners, UN Trust
Fund

Dates to be decided

Minimum 5 work-days needed.

Final
edits and submission of the final report for approval

Evaluator(s)

Final report by 30 April 2020

 

 

8.Evaluator(s) required qualifications

 

It is up to the evaluator(s) to propose a suitable
evaluation team and/or submit a proposal as a single evaluator.

If a team is presented, the roles and responsibilities
of each team member must be described in the proposal. Please note that combined language proficiency in Arabic (spoken) and English (spoken and
written) is mandatory. 

 

The following criteria will be applied in the selection of the
evaluator(s):

 

Overall qualifications:

·        
Language proficiency: Arabic (spoken) and English is mandatory. 

·        
Solid evaluation experience, at least 5 years in
conducting external evaluations, with mixed-methods evaluation skills.
Preferably with proven knowledge of the MENA region and context in Lebanon.

·        
Evaluation experience in the context of support to
civil society organisations.

·        
Expertise in gender and human-rights-based approaches
to evaluation and issues of violence against women and girls.

·        
Experience from civil society; in particular women’s
movements

·        
Experience with program design and theory of change,
participatory approaches and stakeholder engagement

·        
Experiences of evaluating support to organisational
capacity development

·        
A strong commitment to delivering timely and
high-quality results, i.e. credible evaluation and a report that can be used

·        
Good communication skills and ability to communicate
with various stakeholders and to express concisely and clearly ideas and
concepts

 

Merits:

·        
In-depth knowledge of the context in Lebanon. Due to
this, evaluator(s) with a background from and/or residing in Lebanon are
preferred.

 

 

 

 

 

9. Required information
for the proposal

 

9.1 Proposals must
include:

·        
Brief methodology for the
implementation of the evaluation (approximately 5-6 pages)

·        
Time & work plan incl.
any comments on the timeframe in accordance with the points specified in this
ToR.

·        
Assignment budget with fees
incl. VAT with all expenses in accordance with notes under ToR 9.2 Evaluation
budget

·        
CV(s) and descriptions of
the evaluator(s) involved in the assignment

·        
Information on evaluator(s) language
skills & country of residence

 

·        
References to previous
evaluation assignments

·        
Example report in English of
previous evaluation conducted by the evaluator(s)

 

9.2 Evaluation Budget

The maximum available budget for
the evaluation assignment including all costs and required taxes is 20 000
USD.

 

Evaluator(s) fees shall be reflected
in the fees per work day including taxes, social security contributions and VAT
and number of work days for the assignment divided per evaluator. In cases
where the proposal includes a team of evaluators, their division of work shall
be presented.

 

If travelling to Lebanon from
abroad, the proposal needs to state the number of work days that the evalutator(s)
intend to spend in Lebanon for data collection and analysis.

 

The evalutator(s)
shall state the total budget, including expenses such as travel and communication
costs.

 

9.3 Other conditions &
requirements

Contracted evalutator(s)
cannot further subcontract the assignment.

Evaluators must be independent from any organisations
that have been involved in designing, executing, managing or advising any
aspect of the project that is the subject of the evaluation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9.4  Assessment of proposals

·        
A
methodological approach that demonstrate an understanding of the assignment and
context including suggested demarcations.

·        
Evaluator(s)
experience in relation to the required qualifications.

·        
A
feasible work plan based on the scope and time frame. The consultant can
suggest alternative deadlines in line with the suggested approach. The deadline
for the final report must be kept due to back-donor requirements.

·        
That
the budget for maximum 20 000 USD corresponds with the selected approach
and work plan.  

·        
In
terms of cost-effectiveness, it is an advantage if the evaluator(s) and or part
of the evaluation team is already based in Lebanon as this would facilitate
data collection and allow for more work days versus travel costs.

 

 

9.5 Proposal submission

The proposal must be sent to
Kvinna till Kvinna no later than Sunday the 10th of November to the following
e-mail address:
[email protected]  

 

The proposal should
preferably be sent as a single pdf file and file(s) must be clearly named with
sender and content. The only formats allowed are either pdf or docx (Microsoft Word)
files.

 

Any questions and requests for clarifications,
need to be sent by
the 30th of October to the following e-mail address: [email protected]

Those that wish to submit a proposal and take part of all requests for clarifications & responses regardless of having sent a
request for clarification, please inform Kvinna till Kvinna on your intention
to submit a proposal on the e-mail address above. For the sake of transparency,
all questions and responses will be shared after the deadline on the 30th of October.  

ANNEX 1
PROJECT RESULTS CHAIN

 

Project Goal:

By February 2020, targeted
women survivor of GBV, both refugee women as well as women from the local
populations, in Bekaa and Beirut, are able to access better quality case
management and experience an increased agency and partner NGOs are able to
provide better quality prevention activities on GBV

 

 

Outcome 1:

Partners organisations organisational capacity in providing consistent
quality in their support to survivors of GBV has improved by February 2020

Output 1:1

By December 2019, partner organisations have new skills and tools to
improve the organisational capacity and sustainability

Output 1:2

By December 2019, staff and activists in partner organisations have
improved skills and tools for sustainable self-preservation

 

 

Outcome 2:

Partner organisations capacity in providing high quality of the case
management, for survivors of GBV, has improved by February 2020

Output 2:1

By December 2018, partner organisations have improved or new skills to
respond to

women and girl survivors of GBV

Output 2:2

Community referral system is in place in Palestinian refugee camps in
Bekka and Beirut,

by December 2019

 

 

Outcome 3:

Partner-organisations’
skills in providing GBV preventive

activities for men and
boys have improved by February 2020

Output 3:1

By December 2019, partner organisations have new skills and tools for
work with

primary prevention for men and boys

Output 3:2

By February 2020, partner organisations have new skills and tools for
work with

perpetrators of GBV

 

 


[1] VasyR (2018) Vulnerability assessment of Syrian refugees in Lebanon by UNHCR-
UNICEF- WFP-Interagency coordination (
https://data2.unhcr.org/en/documents/download/67380)

[2] Interagency Information Management Unit at UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR). (2016).
Increasing Vulnerability Among Syrian Refugees. Lebanon.

[4] UNHCR, UNICEF, WFP
(2018), Vulnerability Assessment of Syrian Refugees in Lebanon 2018.

[5] The US has long been the largest individual donor to UNRWA,
pledging about one third of the agency's annual budget, but in 2018, US the
administration cut a scheduled UNRWA payment of $130m to $65m, saying the
agency needed to make unspecified reforms.

[6] WEF
(2018) The global gender gap report 2018
http://www3.weforum.org/docs/WEF_GGGR_2018.pdf

[7]
Please view project results chain in Annex 1

[8] In
addressing this question, you may have to repeat some evidence and analysis
from question one on effectiveness, however this question should specifically
identify any changes in the situation for women and girls in relation to
specific forms of violence and look at both intended and unintended change for
both women and girls targeted by the project and those not (if feasible).

[9]
UNEG Ethical Guidelines for
Evaluation, March 2008

[10]
Ibid.

الأهداف العامة: 
The project objective is to increase the possibility for women and girls survivors of GBV, in targeted communities in Lebanon, to live free from violence and have increased agency, directing their own lives. The project aims to reach this objective by strengthening the organisational and technical capacities of women’s rights organisations (WROs) KAFA and Najdeh.
تاريخ البداية
أربعاء, 30/10/2019 - 9:00am
حالة المشروع
Started/Ongoing
المشروع
N/A
قطاع(ات) التدخل:
حالة وقضايا النساء
مكان المشروع:
Sami el Solh- Parc Street
Beirut
Lebanon
LB
تعاون مع منظمات أخرى
KAFA and NAJDEH