| Consultancy: Evaluation of Save the Children's response to the needs of the affected population following the post-election crisis in Côte d'Ivoire
Organisation: Save the Children
Posted on: 2 Ferbruary 2012
Application deadline: 15 February 2012
Save the Children is seeking a French speaking consultant(s) for an evaluation of its response to the humanitarian crisis in Côte d'Ivoire due to the post-election conflict. We are seeking to compose an evaluation team where the external consultant will work alongside staff from Save the Children.
Save the Children is a leading international child rights organization, fighting to improve the lives of children in 120 countries around the world. Together with children, we are helping to build a better world for present and future generations by making a reality of children's rights. Save the Children has been working in Côte d'Ivoire for more than 15 years and launched an emergency response programme to respond to the crisis in April 2011.
Following the disputed presidential elections in late 2010, the country experienced significant and sustained conflict in Moyen Cavally and 18 Montagnes, in the western parts of Côte d'Ivoire. The subsequent displacement was within and outside the western region, as well as into Liberia. When the conflict reached the captial of Côte d'Ivoire, it is estimated that between 700,000 and one million people fled their homes as conflict spread throughout Abidjan. An estimated 3000 people were killed and millions of people were stuck indoors for weeks, with limited access to food and water. Rural livelihoods, relying on agriculture to a large extent, were severely impacted following these displacements.
Save the Children’s response in Côte d'Ivoire is multi-sectorial with interventions in the sectors of WASH, Education, Child Protection, Health & Nutrition and Livelihoods. Services were provided in urban and rural areas, reaching both the host communities and the displaced people.
The child protection response focuses on the strengthening of child protection systems and services; the provision of protective environments (Child Friendly Spaces) to support children to overcome stress and anxiety through recreational, psychosocial and learning activities; and empowering the displaced children and host community children as agents of their own protection through child-led and child participation activities.
The education response provides additional temporary learning spaces, provide school-in-box and ECCD kits; student and recreational kits; teacher and PTA training and support.
The health response provides support to re-establish basic health care, and to ensure proper supplies of medication. After addressing the acute first phase needs of the population, the WASH response has been redirected to institutional support, in that it now provides water and sanitation in health clinics and schools which are supported in the response programme.
The overall purpose of the evaluation is to assess the degree to which the response met the objectives as outlined in the project proposals/log frame, with particular emphasis on appropriateness, timeliness, efficiency and effectiveness of the interventions carried out. In addition, the evaluation aims to extract the lessons learned from the project and provide recommendations to enhance the quality of on-going and future programming by Save the Children and our Partners.
The evaluation is intended to draw lessons and help in the design of emergency responses by Save the Children and its partners. Fluency in French is a requirement, the final report is expected to be written in French.
Kate Moger, Director of Programme Implementation.
Ange-Sylvie Koua, Human Resources Manager
E-mail : Ange-SylvieK @ci.savethechildren.se