Cesvi works worldwide through various national offices coordinated by a Desk Officer in the HQ (Bergamo Italy). Cesvi is a member of the Alliance2015, a strategic partnership of eight European non-
governmental organizations engaged in humanitarians and development activities.
In March 2019 Idai Cyclone hit some countries of the south east of Africa, causing catastrophic damages in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi.
Cesvi, present in Mozambique since 2002 with development projects, assisted vulnerable affected population with emergency aid in Sofala province in Mozambique, with the support of other Alliance2015 members, Welthungerhilfe and Concern World Wide.
The selected candidate will join the Alliance2015 Emergency Preparedness and Response Officer (EPRO) to conduct an evaluation of the Cyclone Idai joint emergency response in Sofala province.
Duration : 22 days (15 days field deployment, 7 days on remote)
Start date : ASAP. Selection will take place in August. Deployment as soon as selection process ends.
Objective of the evaluation :
To evaluate the relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, quality, and accountability of the initial four months of the Cyclone Idai joint response in light of the joint Alliance2015 response;
To evaluate the effectiveness of the joint Alliance2015 response team (JART) set-up for this response and identify key good practice that could be taken into account for future emergency responses.
Evaluation team : EPRO , who will focus on elements reflecting Alliance2015 collaboration + Evaluator , focusing on the response evaluation.
Reporting lines : the evaluation team will report to Cesvi Emergency Response Manager in Bergamo overall, and to the Cesvi Country Director when in Mozambique.
The evaluation, and report, should consider the following :
1. Background of the action :
Brief description of the natural and socio-economic conditions previous to the natural disaster;
Description of the disaster : a) geographical extent of the cyclone’s impact; b) social effect of the cyclone (who was affected and how);
c) Human and material losses;
Response to the calamity : a) international aid; b) donors; c) Mozambique government;
Operational setting : access to the affected areas, issuing of visas, travel permits.
2. Relevance :
Did the Joint A2015 Response Team (JART) assess the most urgent needs in the most affected areas? To what extent were affected communities involved in the needs assessment, design, and implementation of the response, including the definition of targeting criteria?
Did the response target the most urgent needs of the affected population?
Were the most vulnerable targeted appropriately?
3. Effectiveness :
Did the response meet the objectives set in the strategic plan and the programme proposals?
Are the interventions improving the condition of affected communities?
Assess the extent and effectiveness of coordination between the JART and other international NGOs, the UN system and government organisations.
4. Efficiency :
Was the response timely, appropriate and cost effective?
How well did the emergency response integrate with and gain advantage from the pre-cyclone programme capacity and knowledge?
Did the set-up of the response allow an efficient use of financial / logistic resources?
Was there an efficient information management set up?
4. Quality and Accountability :
Was the targeting criteria communicated and understood by all members within the community?
How satisfied are the communities with the response?
Were humanitarian standards met? (Sphere, CHS, Red Cross Code of Conduct)?
Were affected communities able to participate in the design and delivery of the interventions?
Did interventions identify and target specific vulnerable groups (women, the disabled, and children)?
How well did the response mainstream / integrate equality / gender, disaster risk reduction (DRR) and the environment?
5. Working together as Alliance2015 :
What factors led to the joint emergency response by Alliance2015 agencies? How has the Alliance2015 operated, and how has it been managed?
If and when there were any problems during the implementation of the response, how were these addressed?
To what extent did the JART set up enhance the relevance, efficiency, effectiveness and quality of response?
Was the Alliance2015 joint response able to achieve any greater impact compared to a single agency emergency response, if so how?
What evidence is there (either direct or indirect) that can be attributed to the success of the Alliance21015 set up?
How was joint Alliance2015 representation towards the donors and clusters managed?
Which parts of the response have produced the best synergies?
Did the JART set up offer the opportunity for learning and reflecting? If so, in which ways?
Have the EG-facilitated ERT meetings in Dublin had an added value to this specific response?
6. Methodology and task distribution among evaluation team :
Desk review of the ongoing response activities, including key recommendations outcomes of the Mozambique review exercise done in Bergamo in July 2019;
Evaluator+ EPRO in consultation with field teams)
Define a detailed methodology including the identification of key informant and sampling, detailed questionnaires for KIs and FGDs;
Evaluator+ EPRO in consultation with field teams)
Field data collection; (Evaluator + EPRO with logistic support and facilitation from field teams)
Analysis of the collected data; (Evaluator + EPRO)
Report submission to CESVI; (Evaluator)
PowerPoint presentation of the validated Evaluation Report (EPRO)
7. Deliverables :
Evaluation Report, containing findings and recommendation;
Presentation summarising evaluation’s main findings and recommendations.
Minimum 4 to 5 years’ experience in conducting evaluation of emergency programmes implemented by national / international NGOs / UN bodies / Governments.
Demonstrated experience in designing tools and strategies for data collection, analysis, and production of reports.
Knowledge of the Mozambique context.
Ability to work efficiently under time pressure.
Teamwork and able to create and maintain a positive work environment and to maintain high performance for self and others.
Fluency in Portuguese and English
Good computer skills including Microsoft Word and Excel.
Ability to follow procedures and meet deadlines
Cesvi has a zero tolerance approach to any harm to, or exploitation of, a child or a vulnerable adult by any of our staff, representatives or partners.
Cesvi commitment to being a safe organization begins with the staff recruitment process which includes meticulous checks, such as criminal records checks or check disclosure of previous convictions, to ensure children and vulnerable people are safeguarded and abuse is prevented.
Safeguarding checks are part of the selection process performance.
Unfortunately, due to the high number of applications we receive we are unable to provide feedback if unsuccessful at applicant stage.
Only short-listed candidates will be updated on the status of their application.