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Cambodian Women’s Crisis Center (CWCC)

Terms of Reference

Baseline Evaluation for the

Promoting Women’s Dignity (PWD) Project

1. Introduction

For nearly two decades, CWCC has been recognized as a leading women’s organization advocating for the human rights of women and children Gender Justice and the elimination of discrimination against women in Cambodia. CWCC has prioritized addressing violence against women and girls (VAWG) including intimate partner violence (IPV), trafficking and sexual violence. CWCC works in the areas of Protection, Prevention and Advocacy.

Violence Against Women is still a critical in Cambodia due to the fact that women and girls are vulnerable to gender based violence; women and girls with disabilities (WAGWD) face increased risks of violence and/or challenges accessing services and protections. Poor institutional capacity, lack of coordination in the response system, inequitable social norms, all limit access to protections and services for all women and WAGWD. Currently, VAWG services and responses that do exist are not inclusive of WAGWD and do not recognize their specific vulnerabilities or the additional discrimination and barriers they face.

To tackle these issues with support from UN Trust Fund CWCC, in partnership with ADD International will implement the project namely “Promoting Women’s Dignity (PWD)”. The project aims to reduce violence against women and girls, including those with disabilities. Change in knowledge, attitudes and practices that promote violence against women and girls (VAWG) and further disadvantage WAGWD will result in prevention of VAWG; and women and girls will be empowered through rights knowledge, life skills and access to civil registration. WAGWD and other vulnerable women will be facilitated to have access to inclusive coordinated legal and multi-sectoral services; and project learnings will inform disability and VAWG inclusion policies and good practices at the national level.

The overarching strategy of this project is to model disability inclusion in VAWG prevention and response services.

The Goal of the PWD Project is women and girls living in Phnom Penh, Kampong Thom, Siem Reap, Kampong Speu and Svay Rieng provinces including WAGWD, are treated with greater respect and dignity and experience less VAWG by the end of the project. Under the scope of this goal the project will work towards the achievement of the following specific outcomes:

Outcome 1: Women and girls in Phnom Penh, Kampong Thom, Siem Reap, Kampong Speu and Svay Rieng provinces including WAGWD, feel less vulnerable to VAWG by the end of the project. The indicator to verify this outcome is: # of women and girls including WAGWD perceiving a reduced risk of VAWG in the target area by the end of project.

Outcome 2: Access to inclusive legal and multi-sectoral services and response for survivors of VAWG including WAGWD is increased in Phnom Penh, Kampong Thom, Siem Reap, Kampong Speu and Svay Rieng provinces by the end of the project. This outcome is verified by the Indicator: # of cases and survivors of VAWG including WAGWD that access inclusive essential services.

Outcome 3: National policies and government VAWG services have greater inclusion of WAGWD in mainstream GBV prevention and support strategy by the end of the project. This outcome is verified by indicator: # of communes in target areas record VAW cases with disaggregated data of WAGWD into their recordkeeping system.

CWCC and ADD International has been granted USD 999,736 to implement the PWD Project in target communities of Phnom Penh, Kampong Thom, Siem Reap, Kampong Speu and Svay Rieng province3s from 01 March 2017 – 29 February 2020.

To contribute to successful implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the PWD Project an external consultant will be contracted to partner with project staff of CWCC and ADD International to conduct a Baseline Evaluation.

2. Evaluation Objective

The overall objective of the Baseline Evaluation is to establish pre-implementation conditions so that ‘change over time’ can be assessed at the outcomes and goal levels.  The Base line evaluation shall place emphasis on the current situation in regard to: violence against women including women and girls with disability, multi-sectoral response to VAW focusing on adequate enforcement of existing laws and regulations, provision of essential services that are inclusive of WAGWD, couple with behavior change addressing prevailing attitudes and acceptance of VAWG including WAGWD.

The specific objectives of the Baseline Evaluation are as follows:

  1. Review, and if necessary, redraft Project indicators so they are meaningful in assessing change
  2. Provide an information base against which CWCC can monitor and assess progress towards outcomes
  3. Gather and analyze information from a range of sources, including but not limited to: Government and NGO Reports, community members including WAGWD parents, duty bearers including Educators, Commune Councilors and MOWA’s and MoSVY’s Staff.
  4. Work in collaboration with CWCC’s and ADD’s staff to benefit from their knowledge of local communities and to build their capacity on methods associated with conducting baseline, and subsequent monitoring and evaluation.
  5. Disseminate the information and analysis to CWCC and ADD and develop strategies to share the Baseline Evaluation results with other stakeholders including communities and local authorities

3.  Scope of Work

The external consultant is required to lead the Baseline Evaluation in collaboration with CWCC’s and ADD’s staff. The consultant will be responsible to design the evaluation tools, conduct a literature review, visit target areas: Phnom Penh, Kampong Speu, Kampong Thom, Siem Reap and Svay Rieng provinces to conduct interviews with community members, duty bearers, disable people organisation (DPOs) and other people identified as having useful information to provide, conduct field visits to selected villages in the target areas, organize a workshop to present results and prepare draft and final reports of the Evaluation. The Scope of the work for the consultant is summarized below:

  • Review background documents provided by CWCC and conduct a literature review
  • Consult with relevant CWCC’s and ADD’s staff to shape the Baseline Evaluation
  • Consult with project staff, community and other relevant stakeholders to make a thorough assessment
  • Conduct field assessment in at least 13 selected target villages in Phnom Penh, Kampong Speu, Svay Rieng, Kampong Thom and Siem Reap.
  • Conducting a workshop to share findings of the Evaluation with all relevant CWCC staff and stakeholders and to receive input to develop final report
  • Provide a draft report for comments
  • Submit a final report

Geographical Coverage: The Evaluation should conduct fieldwork, choosing representatives of communities within the Project target areas of Phnom Penh, Kampong Speu, Svay Rieng, Kampong Thom and Siem Reap provinces.

CWCC will provide the necessary documents relevant to the evaluation and handle all logistical arrangements related to the consultancy.

4. Methodology

The Baseline Evaluation should be conducted by using participatory methods in order to take into account the views of those who are most familiar with the Project context and to ensure active involvement of all stakeholders.

The Baseline Evaluation is an opportunity for CWCC and ADD to develop relationships with stakeholders in the target communities so they can partner for improved Project outcomes.  The Baseline Evaluation is considered a shared activity with communities therefore systems to disseminate the information and analysis with all stakeholders, including community members should be identified and agreed in the Baseline Evaluation planning.

5. Research Ethics

Fundamental principles of ethical research must be adhered to, for example, transparency, cost-effectiveness, accountability and collaboration with beneficiaries. Ethical practices expected of the External Consultant include: confidentiality of data, anonymity of responses, informed consent for photographs, and respectful communication.

6. Evaluation Team

The evaluation will be supervised by CWCC’s Executive Director/Program Manager while the evaluation team consists of the following members:

1.  The external consultant who is the Evaluation Team Leader

2.  CWCC M & E Coordinator and ADD Project Manager are Team Coordinators

3.  CWCC staff as team members including:

  • CWCC’s Project officer for Community Organizing in Kampong Thom
  • CWCC’s Project officer for Integration in Siem Reap
  • ADD’s Project Manager for community work in Pouk of Siem Reap and Baray of Kampong Thom.
  • DPOs Leaders in Samrongtong of Kampong Speu and in Kampong Ro of Svay Rieng

Role of the Team Leader

To lead the Evaluation Team based on agreed activities, facilitate participatory evaluation processes, including designing questionnaires, conducting data collection, analysis and findings, lead the dissemination workshop, discussions, redrafted project indicators based on the finding, writing of the draft and then final Evaluation Report.

Role of Team Coordinator

To coordinate all arrangements and facilitate access to people and information in project areas as required by the Team Leader and cooperatively contribute as a team member.

Role of other Team Members

To productively and creatively contribute to the evaluation process and work together as a team member towards the objectives of the Baseline Evaluation. This includes providing written inputs, analysis and recommendations as entrusted by the Team Leader.

7.  Time Frame

The time frame for the Baseline Evaluation is 2 months from 01 June  to 31 July 2017. It is anticipated that the evaluation will require 25 days (see table below for details).

Major Task No. Days
1. Develop Work Plan containing the Baseline Evaluation Framework, Detailed Schedule of Activities and Draft Evaluation Instruments and review relevant documents

2

2. Field work including consultation with CWCC key staff, stakeholders and beneficiaries to gather information 7
3. Collate and analyze data 5
Review and redraft (if necessary) Project indicators 1
4 Conduct dissemination workshop to verify findings and get input 1
4. Write-up findings, make a brief presentation of findings and final revised Baseline Evaluation Report 4
Total 20

8. Deliverables

  1. Work Plan containing the Baseline Evaluation Framework, detailed Schedule of Activities (including fieldwork) with a timeline and draft Evaluation Instruments
  2. Fieldwork with relevant stakeholders
  3. Dissemination workshop to verify findings and to get input to be included in the Final Baseline Evaluation Report
  4. Revised project logical framework with revised indicators
  5. Draft Baseline Evaluation Report
  6. Final Revised Baseline Evaluation Report

9. Report Coverage and Format

The Baseline Evaluation Report must be provided in English and should include, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Title page
  • Contents Page
  • Abbreviations used
  • Executive Summary
  • Results of Baseline Evaluation
  • Relevant photographs

10. Accountability

The External Consultant will be accountable to the Executive Director of CWCC who is responsible for approval of the final draft of the Baseline Evaluation Report. The external consultant is expected to discharge agreed duties in a timely manner and with the highest degree of professionalism and integrity. The External Consultant will deal with all CWCC and ADD relevant staff to access to project documents and reports and with respect and will exercise confidentiality regarding any conversations, meetings, written documents and reports.

11. Child Protection Policy

Before the External Consultant can undertake fieldwork they must read, understand and sign the CWCC Child Protection Policy.

12. Fees

To be negotiated.

13. Qualification of the External Evaluator

  • Experience in conducting research including Baseline Evaluations
  • Experience in applying participatory research methods with a wide-range of   approaches
    • High level analytical skills
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
    • Excellent report writing skills
    • At least 5 year working experience in development field

13. Application Format

External Consultants wishing to express an interest in undertaking the Baseline Evaluation for the PWD Project should submit a brief proposal, to include:

  1. A CV detailing previous experience including his/her team member (if any)
  2. A sample of a Baseline Evaluation Report you have recently drafted
  3. Referee contact details of your two previous contract supervisors/managers

The proposal must be submitted by 18 May, 2017, no late proposals will be considered.

Submit proposals to:

MAIL:

Ms Sok Sopheap

Human Resource Manager

Cambodian Women’s Crisis Center

#13C, St.331, Sngkat Boeung KakII,

Khan Toul Kok, Phnom Penh.

P.O Box 242 & CCC Box 356.

EMAIL:

HOhr@cwcc.org.kh

If you wish to discuss this assignment please contact Ms Pok Panhavichetr at:

Tel: (855-23) 997 967

Mobile: 012 545401

Miss. Thak Socheat at:

Tel: (855-23) 997 967 Mobile: 012 239 910

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