SLE/IC/2017/010 -National / International Consultant -End of Project Evaluation (Reintegration of Sierra Leone Red Cross Society (SLRCD) Volunteers Burial Teams

Country: Sierra Leone
Language: EN
Number: 1240656
Publication date: 07-04-2017
Source: United Nations Procurement Notices (UNDP)

Description

SLE/IC/2017/010 -National / International Consultant -End of Project Evaluation (Reintegration of Sierra Leone Red Cross Society (SLRCD) Volunteers Burial Teams
Procurement Process : Other
Office : Sierra Leone - SIERRA LEONE
Deadline : 17-Apr-17
Posted on : 07-Apr-17
Development Area : HEALTH
Reference Number : 36859
Link to Atlas Project :
00090553 - Reintegration of SL Red Cross Volunteers Burial Teams
Documents :
ICPN- EVD
Overview :

The United Nations Development Programme- Sierra Leone (UNDP-SL) in collaboration with the International Federation of Red Cross (IFRC) and Sierra Leone Red Cross Society (SLRCS) is currently undertaking the implementation of a livelihood support intervention targeting an estimated 800 SLRCS "burial team" members who volunteered their services throughout the EVD crisis.

The intervention was based on the identified need for a comprehensive reintegration strategy for the various Safe and Dignified (SDB) teams members of Sierra Leone following the declining incidence of EVD and eventual demobilization of the ERW workforce in 2016. The SLRCS SDB team was chosen as project focus due to the lead coordination role that the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) assumed at the UNMEER conference in Accra (October 2014) and subsequent lead role that the SLRCS SDB teams undertook throughout the EVD crisis amounting to approximately 50% of the EVD related burials in Sierra Leone.

Nationwide in scope, this re-skilling and reintegration project approaches the recovery and resilience building of the SLRCS SDB volunteers via the provision of livelihood support in the form of business development, vocational training, tertiary education, career advisory services and financial inclusion and psycho-social support targeting trauma treatment and stress management.

The goal(s) of the project is to successfully reintegrate and re-skill SLRCS volunteers, so that they have improved access to sustainable income generating opportunities and peaceful community environs with coinciding objectives including the following:

1. Improved mental health of the SLRCS volunteers through enhanced treatment and management of stress and/or trauma related disorders;

2. SLRCS volunteers that undergo the re-skilling, vocational training or business development stream having recovered livelihoods and are able to engage in income generation activities;

3. Improved access of SLRCS volunteers to financial services

4. Improved re-skilling and reintegration programmes for the wider Ebola Response Workers ( ERWs)

The project is due to end, 31st May, 2017 with end of project evaluation required. The purpose of the evaluation will be to assess the progress made towards the achievement of the specific objectives of the project, its outcome and impact on the lives of the SLRCS volunteer including the families, communities and SLRCS staff involved in the implementation of the intervention. It will also identify the intended and unintended project outcome(s), best practices, lessons learnt as well as challenges arising from project execution. In addition, the evaluation will deduce conclusions and recommendation for learning and future interventions pertaining to emergency responses.