Evaluation / Impact Assessment of improved access to clean water activities for drought affected communities in Afar, Ethiopia
The Protestant Agency for Diakonia and Development (PADD) is an international development agency owned by the Protestant Churches in Germany and registered in Ethiopia as international NGO with the Federal Republic of Ethiopia Charities and Societies Agency, registration number 1295. The Regional Office (RO) works with partners in Ethiopia, Somalia, South Sudan and Sudan. The main goal of the engagement of the Protestant Agency for Diakonia and Development in Ethiopia is to contribute to the improvement of food security/livelihood. In addition, support is given to local partners intervening in the areas of awareness raising and non-formal education/skill building and health. On the other hand, PADD works the Emergency relifs through his sister organization Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe (DKH) is the Social Service Agency of the Protestant Church in Germany and provides humanitarian aid worldwide. It supports people who have fallen victim of natural disasters, war and displacement and who are not able to cope on their own in the emergency situation they find themselves in. It is an effort to help people in great need – worldwide, regardless of their color, religion and nationality.
Background of the assessment
Within the framework of Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe’s Strategic Plan, an increased emphasis has been placed on the need to enhance institutional expertise. Internal Impact assessments of a range of projects are being carried out with the following objectives
Background information on projects to be assessed
The subject of this study will be a number of projects implemented by the partner organization with Diakonie’s support in the Afar Region since 2011. The projects include the component “increased access to clean water” (trough the construction/maintenance of traditional local reservoirs –Birikuts- and Ponds). It is important to mention, that the partner organization has been already working on these activities before 2011)
Objective of the Impact Assessment
The overall driver for the Evaluation/Impact assessment is learning for DKH and its partners. The proposed Evaluation/Impact assessment aims to determine the impact/ sustainability of several projects in terms of changes experienced by project beneficiaries and other affected groups especially after the projects’ intervention periods. This will allow for the replication of successful or promising practices and strategies and the future avoidance of negative or harmful effects that the intervention may have had. The main audience for the study is therefore Diakonie and its partners, rather than external donors.
It should be noted that the study is not necessarily intended as a traditional evaluation and so will not only consider the projects’ intended results and objectives, but also the “knock-on” effects of the interventions, both positive and negative, expected and unexpected.
Broad Areas of enquiry
The assessment will examine and compare the “increased access to clean water” and Food Security strategies of the projects with a view to establishing the following:
See separate document.
The consultancy is foreseen to last approximately up to 18 days (this period can be adjusted, if necessary) including preparation, collecting information during the field visit, reviewing secondary documentation, travel, writing the final report and incorporating final suggestions. The final report will be presented to PADD/DKH staff at a debriefing meeting in Addis Ababa.
Qualifications/ Skills and Experience of the consultant or team