Description

Who is the Danish Refugee Council?

Founded in 1956, the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a leading international NGO and one of the few with specific expertise in forced displacement. Active in 40 countries with 9,000 employees and supported by 7,500 volunteers, DRC protects, advocates, and builds sustainable futures for refugees and other displacement-affected people and communities. DRC works during displacement at all stages: In the acute crisis, in displacement, when settling and integrating in a new place, or upon return. DRC provides protection and life-saving humanitarian assistance; supports displaced persons in becoming self-reliant and included in hosting societies; and works with civil society and responsible authorities to promote the protection of rights and peaceful coexistence.

Purpose of the consultancy

The Asia & Europe Regional Office of the Danish Refugee Council seeks proposals from a consultant to design and conduct a final evaluation of the ECHO-funded project “Coordinated Protection Response to Regional Refugee Crisis (PRiA)”.

Background

Project locations: Thailand, India, Indonesia and Malaysia

Project duration: 36 months (01/07/2021 – 31/06/2024)

Type of evaluation: End of Project Evaluation

Planned evaluation timeframe: 30 days between June – July 2024

“Coordinated protection response to regional refugee crisis” or ‘Protecting Refugees in Asia’ is a three-year ECHO-funded initiative launched in July 2021 to address protection risks and needs of refugees in Southeast Asia. The joint project of the Asia Displacement Solutions Platform (ADSP), Danish Refugee Council, Geutanyoë Foundation (GF) Malaysia, HOST International, Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) Indonesia, Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) India, and the Mixed Migration Centre (MMC) combines evidence-based research, programmatic, and advocacy expertise to inform integrated regional protection responses in support of refugees. The project specifically aims to promote the rights of and enhance the protection of refugees and displaced persons through strengthened community capacities and the coordination of targeted multi-tiered advocacy with civil society bodies and international organizations towards ASEAN member states, capitalizing on existing national and regional frameworks and bodies of law.

Duration, timeline, and payment

The total expected duration to complete the assignment will be no more than 30 working days, which includes the desk review, preparation, field data collection, and report writing to be initiated in June 2024. While the working days need not be consecutive, the consultant shall be prepared to complete the assignment no later than 30/07/2024.

Eligibility, qualification, and experience required:

  • The consultancy is open to firms and individuals with experience in research and/or monitoring and evaluation.
  • Proven experience in external project evaluations, including advocacy work.
  • Familiarity with the frameworks and concepts outlined in the consultancy Terms of Reference
  • Written and spoken fluency in English.
  • Experience in refugee and IDP contexts.
  • Proven experience in qualitative and quantitative research
  • A demonstrated high level of professionalism and an ability to work independently and in high pressure situations under tight deadlines.
  • Sound understanding of humanitarian and protection principles and their application.

Desirable:

  • Knowledge of and experience with (Rohingya) displacement
  • Experience working with Non-Governmental Organizations; experience working with DRC is an asset.
  • The firm or individual have at least 5 years in relevant experience.

Technical supervision:

The selected consultant will work under the supervision of:

  • Lubna Durukan, Regional Localization Coordinator

Support and Responsibilities:

DRC will:

  • Compile relevant project documents, technical SOPs, and DRC’s existing monitoring and evaluation data for the consultant’s use.
  • Facilitate access to targeted communities and partners.
  • Review and provide technical feedback on the consultant’s proposal, inception report, and evaluation report.

The following WILL NOT be covered separately by DRC outside of the scope of the initial financial proposal, wherefore the consultant should make adequate provisions in the financial proposal:

  • Transcriptions or costs for translations to/from English for any qualitative data.
  • Any costs associated with the consultant’s travel.
  • Any transportation stipends or payments for participants in evaluation activities but expects these to be provided by the consultant in case attendance of data collection activities would place an undue financial burden on participants.
  • A computer and mobile telephone for the consultant.

Travel

Travel to project locations for data collection with the persons served through the project is not anticipated based on the proposed methodology. As outlined above, the Consultant will therefore be expected to arrange transportation, accommodation, insurance, and food, as well as make adequate provisions in the Financial Proposal.

How to apply

The representation of Danish Refugee Council in Asia and Europe region is re-advertising the call for proposals to conclude a contract for provision of consultancy services for Final PRiA Project Evaluation. The application guidance and complete tender package can be found on DRC tender portal which can be accessed by following the link_

https://pro.drc.ngo/resources/tenders/rfp-ro05-000091-pria-evalaution-re-advertised/