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Vacancy: External Evaluation Consultant for Theology of Disaster Resilience in a Changing Climate

Reports to: UnitingWorld
Location: Fiji, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea
Timeframe: Final report to be submitted by 30 March 2022
Duration: Between 25 and 35 days of work within the time frame
Closing Date: Candidates should submit their interest before 18 Oct 21
Evaluation Type: End-of-project final evaluation by an independent external evaluation team
Evaluation Logistics: Preferred: Contract a Lead Consultant (Evaluation Specialist) who can form and coordinate in-country evaluators, through existing networks.

Alternative: Contract a Lead Consultant who will coordinate and manage the evaluation and in-country evaluators (separately contracted).

UnitingWorld is seeking an external evaluation consultant to conduct an end of project evaluation for the Theology of Disaster Resilience in a Changing Climate project 

Click here for the full Terms of Reference

Project Background

The CAN DO (Church Agencies Network – Disaster Operations) consortium was formed in 2016 in the interests of collaboration and coordination in the humanitarian sector to enhance community resilience to disaster and conflict. The consortium consists of the following members: Act for Peace (AfP); The Adventist Development and Relief Agency Australia (ADRA); The Anglican Board of Mission (ABM); Anglican Overseas Aid (AOA); Australian Lutheran World Service (ALWS); Transform Aid International (TAI); UnitingWorld (UW); and Caritas Australia (CA). In addition to building emergency response capacity the consortium also seeks to work with Partners to increase capacity in disaster risk reduction and management.

CAN DO is a partner in the Disaster Ready project, funded by the Australian Humanitarian Partnership (AHP), and has received USD 40 million over 4.5 years of funding for disaster Reduction program work in the Pacific region in its ‘Disaster Ready’ component. The Theology of Disaster Resilience in a Changing Climate (TDRCC) is a small part of the Disaster Ready project, which focuses on building capacity to manage disaster risk in the four Pacific Countries of PNG, Fiji, Vanuatu and Solomon Islands. UnitingWorld is the technical lead in this area.

UnitingWorld is the global partnerships arm of the Uniting Church in Australia and has been a member of CAN DO since its inception. UnitingWorld drives collaboration with the global church, addressing the causes and consequences of poverty, injustice and violence. Theological resourcing to address these issues, drawing on the skills and knowledge of Pacifika theologians, has been UnitingWorld’s strength, and why it plays a technical lead role in guiding theological resourcing within CAN DO.

Purpose of the Evaluation

This evaluation is both for learning (summative), and to feed into future design (formative):

  • Measure progress towards Project Outcomes
  • Understand if the program is doing what it set out to do
  • Determine lessons learnt at country and regional levels – the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and challenges
  • Make recommendations for changes in approach for the re-design of Disaster Ready 2.

Deliverables

We expect the consultant/s to produce:

  • A detailed evaluation plan (after consultation) incl methodology and budget
  • A Presentation demonstrating early findings
  • A One pager summary / brochure
  • Draft Report/s for the 4 countries
  • Final report including:
    • Table of contents, figures, tables
    • Executive Summary
    • Acronyms
    • Introduction
    • Methodology
    • Analysis and findings including lessons learnt
    • Stories of Change and quotes from respondents
    • Conclusions for each objective
    • Recommendations for future projects
    • Pictures report

Please see the Terms of Reference for full details.

How to apply

Interested candidates should submit their interest before 18/10/21 to Mia Berry, at miab@unitingworld.org.au

For any enquiries, contact Aletia Dundas on 0426 040 614.

Pasifika and ATSI people are encouraged to apply.