Final Evaluation : Don’t Pay With Your Life project / Nigeria

  1. Context of the Call for proposition

1. Presentation of DPWYL partners

ECPAT France is a French-based organization affiliated to the ECPAT International network aiming to combat the sexual exploitation of children in the world. It coordinates the DPWYL project.

ECPAT Luxembourg is a Luxembourg-based non-governmental organization affiliated to the ECPAT International network and works to prevent sexual exploitation of children. It provides technical and financial support to the DPWYL project.

Girl’s Power Initiative (GPI) is a Nigerian non-governmental organization founded to address the challenges facing girls in the Nigerian society and equip them with information, skill and opportunities for action to grow into self-actualized young women.

Uromi Justice Development, Peace and Caritas Initiatives (UROMI GDPCI) is an association based in the Edo Central district. JDPCI works on governance and participation of the citizens to the rule of law. In the frame of the project, the organisation focuses on the prevention and response to the sexual trafficking of girls from the remote areas of the region.

IFRA Nigeria is a research institute in social sciences and humanities. The Institute operates from the University of Ibadan (Institute of African Studies). Over the past few years, the research orientation of IFRA has revolved around problems of democratic transition, urban violence, restructuring of educational systems in Africa, transborder studies, religious networks, urban management and the politics of violence.

2. Overview of the DPWYL program Background: a growing number of girls and young women from Central Edo have been identified in situation of sexual exploitation in Paris. The project aims at increasing information, knowledge and awareness of stakeholders (girls, parents, local authorities, anti-trafficking stakeholders) so as to prevent and better protect girls from Central Edo.

Description of project activities

SO 1 : Promote child participation in claiming their rights to be protected from trafficking

 Result 1: The capacity of children to Say No to trafficking has increased

  • Activity 1 Awareness raising sessions in Edo North Government owned schools
  • Activity 1.2 Training and follow up of peer educators in Edo North and Edo Central
  • Activity 1.3 Awareness raising activities by peer educators among their peers
  • Activity 1.4 Support to youth campaign initiatives against human trafficking

S0 2 : To reinforce prevention strategies at all levels : family, community, child protection and local authorities.

Result 2.1: community members know the high risks of trafficking associated with illegal migration and are in capacity to inform others

  • Activity 2.1.1 Information and awareness campaigns among communities
  • Activity 2.1.2 Community dialogues regarding pressure on children

Result 2.2 : access to school for most vulnerable girls is secured after the end of project

  • Activity 2.2.1 Household economics strengthening activities for vulnerable children
  • Activity 2.2.2 Groups discussion among the beneficiaries of household economic strengthening activities

Result 2.3 : Local authorities and child protection services have a better understanding of causes and issues associated with trafficking so as to better contribute to prevention strategies

  • Activity 2.3.1 Advocacy to local authorities to promote their implication in the prevention actions
  • Activity 2.3.2 Training of local authorities and child protection social actors on Gender and Human Trafficking in Benin City and Edo Central
  • Activity 2.3.3 Organization of a dissemination workshop of the IFRA researches among local authorities and child protection actors in order to include them in the prevention actions/awareness activities
  • Activity 2.3.4 Organization of a workshop between partners (GPI, JDPC, IFRA and ECPAT France) in order to identify new areas of research to be developed to better address causes of trafficking/risks of trafficking

SO3 : to improve socio-economic reintegration of young girls repatriated in order to prevent risks of re-victimization

Result 3 : young women repatriated  (15-25yrs) have access to appropriate services to overcome their trauma and continue a life without exploitation

  • Activity 3.1 Exchange of good practices on family reintegration
  • Activity 3.2 Training of JDPC staff on family tracing and reintegration support
  • Activity 3.3 Psycho-social and economic support to young female returnees
  • Activity 3.4 Family tracing and reintegration support

3. The Call for application

We are looking for a consultant to conduct the final evaluation of the program. The consultant / the consultancy team is expected to suggest recommendations for the next programming phases.

4. Purpose of the evaluation

The general objective is to assess the effectiveness of the project’s approach and the sustainability of the achieved outcomes. In addition, ECPAT France and ECPAT Luxembourg expect evaluation findings to inform future programming in the region. As such, the evaluation should assess the achievements of the project against its stated outcomes, including a re-examination of the relevance of the expected results and of the project design. It shall also identify significant factors that facilitated or impeded the delivery of outcomes. The evaluation should have a strong learning objective. It should reflect on what has worked and what has not worked well, and identify lessons and ways to enhance project relevance, effectiveness and impact. It is expected to provide concrete, specific recommendations.

5. Scope of the evaluation

The evaluation will assess the following evaluation parameters and questions:

Coherence and relevance

  • Was the project well-coordinated with the relevant organisations, groups, institutions, communities working in the area?
  • How appropriate the project concept and design are to the current context in Edo State? Were there unaddressed areas of intervention that hindered the project relevance toward its objectives?
  • How responsive the project has been to the operating environment in the area?

Effectiveness

  • Were outputs managed properly to enable achievement of the intended outcomes?
  • What major factors influenced the achievement or non-achievement of project objectives?
  • What were the main strengths and the main weaknesses of this program phase?
  • How well the project partnership (consortium) worked?

Trends of impact and sustainability

  • Is there evidence that changes among the targeted civil society organizations are being transferred to their daily activities as well as to the broader community?
  • Is there evidence that the capacity building between Nigerian OSCs as been effective?
  • How the method of project implementation supports, or not, the long-term sustainability of the program.

 6. Evaluation use

  •  The primary users of the evaluation report will be ECPAT France, ECPAT Luxembourg, GPI and JDPCI who will use the findings and recommendations to inform any adjustment to the strategies and future programming in the country. It will serve as a support to reorient activities and also to review the partenarial set up if needs be.
  • The evaluation will also be used to inform ECPAT France’s program beyond the Nigeria program.
  • The evaluation will also be provided to ECPAT International and the donors (the Agence Française de développement and the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of Luxembourg) and might feed in their programming.

7. Proposed organization of the evaluation

The methodology will be proposed by the consultant, will be discussed and approved by Head of Programs of ECPAT France and ECPAT Luxembourg. Expectations for the implementation of the evaluation are the following:

  • Desk research: the consultant is expected to review resources produced for and by the project, and other related documents (activity reports, interim reports, project documents)
  • Field visits / interviews: the consultant is expected to interview project/research officers and beneficiaries / stakeholders in Nigeria. Contacts in France and Luxembourg could be made remotely.
  • Reporting:
    • An inception report and evaluation plan are expected after 5 WD for ECPAT France and ECPAT Luxembourg’s approval. (between 8 and 15 pages)
    • A draft preliminary report is expected by July 10, 2022.
    • Final report is expected by August 15, 2022;

NB: The report should be in English between 30 and 50 pages, including the methodology and list of persons interviewed. Executive child-friendly (targeted population) summary (4-5 pages) should be included.  

  • Presentation of the final report: an online meeting (with ECPAT France, ECPAT Luxembourg, GPI and UROMI JPDCI) to present and discuss the preliminary reports and partners’ feedback and foresee the main action points is expected by July 31, 2022

The methodology and supporting tools proposed will need to be approved by ECPAT France and ECPAT Luxembourg.

 

8.  Indicative calendar

The indicated times may overlap and are approximate. The consultant is invited to present a comprehensive and detailed work plan in his/her proposal.

The expected timeframe is 3 to 4 months with a starting date in June 2022.

Logistic considerations: GPI operates from Benin City and UROMI JDPCI operates from Central Edo.

 9.  Expertise required:

  • Master degree in social sciences, political sciences, international law, international relations, human rights, or related field (Master’s degree strongly preferred);
  • 4 to 6 years’ experience in participatory M&E, including previous experience in consulting children and using a gender sensitive approach
  • Knowledge of the Nigerian context (and/or regional context) of human trafficking is essential.
  • Experience with qualitative and quantitative M&E data collection and analysis methods;
  • Experience in evaluating online sensitization campaigns;
  • Extensive work experience on projects addressing behavior change and empowerment of vulnerable groups
  • Excellent inter-cultural communication skills;
  • Experience in evaluating projects on gender-based violence will be a strong asset consideration.
  • Strong facilitation, presentation, and communication skills;
  • Strong ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing;

Criteria for selection:

The selection of offers will be based on the following criteria:

  • Previous M&E and work experiences (Coefficient. 2)
  • Proposed methodology ( 4)
  • Financial offer ( 2)

10. Submission

Questions on the offer can be sent to mhugeux@ecpat-france.org before May 23.

Offers can be sent to mhugeux@ecpat-france.org, specifying: “Don’t Pay With Your Life  final evaluation” before May 31, 2022.

They should include:

  • The consultant / team of consultant’s detailed CV (possible to submit offer as a team)
  • A technical offer with a methodological proposal of 4 pages maximum.
  • A budget/financial offer detailing inputs of each consultant and other related costs in separate lines
  • A comprehensive calendar
  • Names and contact information for two recent references.

11. Budget Guidelines

The estimated budget for this evaluation should not exceed 12,000 EUR This figure includes all costs relevant to the evaluation, including the consultant’s travel, daily rate and extra costs (interpreters), etc.

12. Ethical Considerations for Protection of Children

The evaluation team will be required to comply with international good practices of research ethics regarding the safety of children.  It will respect basic ethical considerations of informed consent, right to withdraw, debriefing and confidentiality.

The team must give particular consideration to the following:

  • Children are not exposed to risks/harm because of their participation in the work
  • Children are fully informed of the purpose of the work and age-appropriate consent from all children participating in the work is obtained
  • Children’s right to privacy is respected and confidentiality of information ensured
  • Data/information that has been collected is securely stored and protected

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