About DRC South Caucasus
In line with DRC’s mandate to promote durable solutions to refugees, internally displaced and other conflict affected populations and in accordance with DRC’s global policy of a balanced approach in providing humanitarian assistance, DRC initiated its program in Georgia in 1999.
About the project
Among multiple projects, DRC is currently implementing one NMFA–funded (Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs) education and youth development initiative targeting mainly the Georgian-speaking community in Gali district, Abkhazia and IDPs in West Georgia. The immediate objective of the NMFA intervention is to support the protection of vulnerable groups in Abkhazia and West Georgia. The project – which also includes a legal aid component – runs from January 2018 to December 2019 on both sides of the ABL.
About the position
Senior M&E Officer is expected to carry out ex-post evaluation of the abovementioned NMFA-funded project for the activities conducted since inception in West Georgia (Samegrelo and Imereti regions).
The evaluation shall specifically:
Measure the social impact of Community Support Projects, including impact on interaction between community members;
Measure the contribution the Community Support intervention has made to the development of local services;
Identify the impact of the pre-school education activities on the quality of education services.
Overall the evaluation will seek to identify whether the project interventions contributed to the improved access of IDPs to their social and education rights and ultimately their local integration.
The Evaluation findings will be used by DRC in Georgia to reflect on the success and challenges of the project, identify areas for improvement for better implementation of future projects. DRC globally will utilize the findings of the evaluation to inform the strategic planning and programming. The evaluation findings will be shared with relevant stakeholders and discussed at program planning or review meetings.
The M&E Senior EUAV deployee is, therefore, expected to produce a comprehensive report by the end of the assignment
This evaluation is based on the principles for evaluation of development assistance of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development – Development Assistance Committee (OECD DAC). These principles for evaluation are based on main set criteria that should be used when conducting the evaluation of a project.
The report should be submitted in English language. The report should not be longer than 20 pages excluding annexes.
The EUAV deployee should fill in the attached Guide to Collecting Lessons Learnt before the submission of the Evaluation Report.
Recommendations should be as realistic, operational and pragmatic as possible; that is, they should take careful account of the circumstances currently prevailing in the context of the action, and of the resources available to implement it. Operational details & security context
Conflicts in the early 1990s and later in 2008 in the South Caucasus have led to the displacement of large population groups. In Georgia the displaced are mainly originated from Abkhazia and South Ossetia. For the majority of these groups – defined in Georgia as Internal Displaced People (IDPs) – return to areas of origin is not an option due to the absence of peace agreement between the conflict parties.
DRC office in Zugdidi covers the regions of Samegrelo and Imereti. These regions accommodate a large portion of the displaced from the conflicts in the early 90s.
Considering the security situation, Zugdidi and the rest of West Georgia is at level 1, which confirms it as a safe place. Rampant criminality is reduced to a minimum in West Georgia.