Partnering to Save Lives (PSL) is a partnership between the Ministry of Health, CARE, Marie Stopes International Cambodia, Save the Children and the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. The overall goal of PSL is to save the lives of women and neonates in Cambodia through improved quality, access and utilisation of reproductive, maternal and neonatal health (RMNH) services through a partnership approach. PSL was designed as a five-year program. It started in August 2013 and will end in July 2018.
PSL implements holistic RMNH initiatives in the underserved north-eastern provinces of Kratie, Mondul Kiri, Ratanak Kiri and Stung Treng. The program supports family planning services and training on safe abortion in an additional 19 provinces across the country. PSL also works to improve access to RMNH information and services for vulnerable young women working in garment factories in Phnom Penh and Kandal.
PSL is now seeking for a consultant or a team of consultants to conduct its Final Evaluation.
The purpose of the final evaluation is to:
• Assess the program’s progress against its goal and outcomes across the five years of implementation, including cross cutting elements.
• Assess the relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, impact and sustainability of the program.
• Make any recommendations regarding main successes and areas of improvement that partners could consider for further replication or in the context of future programs.
The evaluation will cover the entire PSL program comprising its three components: 1) Improving Health Service Delivery; 2) Community Strengthening and Engagement; and, 3) Knowledge into Policy and its six program outcomes.
The consultant will be responsible for developing a review methodology. It is expected that the consultant proposes appropriate and/or innovative, activity-oriented approaches to gaining in-depth understanding of the target audiences. Further details are available in the Terms of Reference.
• Expertise in evaluation of government and NGO health programs.
• Proven experience in conducting qualitative participatory research
• Expertise in reproductive, maternal and neonatal health.
• Knowledge of the Cambodian Health sector
• Experience in assessing comparative costs, ‘value for money’ and impacts of different health-related programs.
• Excellent written and spoken English skills.
• Experience in garment factory and ethnic minority projects would be an advantage.
• Khmer language skills would be an advantage.
• Ability to manage the available time and resources and to work to tight deadlines.
Interested applicants should contact Ms. Anne Rouve Khiev at the email address below to request the terms of reference: Email: [email protected]
Proposals can be sent to the same address and should include a brief description of proposed methodology, a financial proposal, CV of the consultant or consultant team, summary of similar investigation conducted, and contact details of previous clients who can provide references. Submissions are due by 5pm Cambodia time, Friday 23rd February 2018.