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Deadline of this Job: 21 November 2022

End of Project Evaluation
Development Aid from People to People (DAPP) is inviting suitably qualified individuals to apply to conduct an End-of Project evaluation of a European Union- funded project implemented in 6 adult Correctional Facilities and 3 Juvenile Approved Schools situated in 4 provinces of Zambia; namely Luapula, Muchinga, Central and Southern Provinces. The project aimed at improving the welfare of inmates and juveniles in the target facilities and subsequently, the country at large.
DAPP registered in 1990 as a national non-profit association with its national office on Copperbelt. The idea of DAPP is, through the implementation of projects, to empower people with knowledge, skills and tools to improve their living conditions.

Summary of Assignment
The End-of-project evaluation is intended to assess the project’s outcome, sustainability and possible future impact by comparing end of project data after three years of implementation, with its baseline.

Specifically, the evaluation will assess the following:
• Results achieved on the EU-DAPP Project, by comparing outcome and output indicators at endline with baseline value and the extent to which the results remain relevant towards improving welfare of inmates in the country;
• Strategies employed in the implementation of the project and its coherence with relevant stakeholders;
• The project’s overall achievement of the expected results and specific objectives;
• Sustainability of the results achieved and the strategies utilised in implementing the EU-DAPP project; and
• Community knowledge, behavior and practices towards inmate/juvenile welfare in project implementation areas.
For each of these objectives, the evaluation shall analyze factors of good and bad performance and make recommendations which may be useful in the subsequent or future utilization of the attained project results.
The evaluation will assess the project using the standard OECD/DAC evaluation criteria and will specifically focus on: relevance, coherence, effectiveness, efficiency, sustainability and impact.

Key Evaluation Deliverables
The evaluation key deliverables will include Inception report, Desk Report/Note, Intermediary report/Slide Presentation and Final report.

Qualification and desirable Competencies:
• A minimum of 5 years’ experience in carrying out evaluations, demonstrable academic and practical experience in qualitative and quantitative research methodology, evaluation design and implementation.
• Experience in community engagement, human rights and economic strengthening programs.
• Strong analytical and communication skills.
• Familiarity with the European Union approaches, rules, regulations for evaluations.
• Experience/familiarity with human rights and Correctional Facility related programs and good knowledge of juvenile welfare is an added advantage.
Additionally, the Consultant should be willing to orient/familiarize their evaluation team (such as Data Collectors) with the target Correctional Facilities regulations/courtesies and associated policies, and with the unique targeted population.

Deadline of this Job: 14 November 2022
Description of assignment title
Livelihood and Economic Inclusion Assistant
Assignment country
Expected start date
Sustainable Development Goal
16. Peace, justice and strong institutions
Volunteer category
National UN Volunteer Specialist
DoA reserved for persons with disabilities
Host entity
12 months (with possibility of extension)
Number of assignments
Duty stations

Mission and objectives
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) was established on December 14, 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly. The agency is mandated to lead and co-ordinate international action to protect refugees and resolve refugee problems worldwide. Its primary purpose is to safeguard the rights and well-being of refugees. UNHCR strives to ensure that everyone can exercise the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge in another state, with the option to return home voluntarily, integrate locally or to resettle in a third country. UNHCR also has a mandate to help stateless people. As of 31 December 2020, UNHCR had recruited 17,878 people, of whom around nearly 91 per cent are based in the field. UNHCR works in 132 countries and territories, with personnel based in a mixture of regional and branch offices and sub and field offices. Our teams work hard to help the displaced, specializing in a wide range of disciplines, including legal protection, administration, community services, public affairs and health.

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was established on December 14, 1950 by the United Nations General assembly. UNHCR established its presence in Zambia in 1967 initially to assist in the protection of Angolan asylum seekers. As of 2022, UNHCR has three offices in Zambia: its Representation based in Lusaka and the three field offices in Solwezi, Kawambwa and Kaoma in the North Western, Luapula and the Western Provinces, respectively. The main responsibility for UNHCR, in line with the statutory responsibilities is to monitor the implementation of the 1951 Convention and promote mixed durable solutions for refugees and other Persons of Concern. UNHCR discharges this role primarily by providing technical support and guidance to Government on policy formulation and refugee matters. As of 30 September, 2022, there are 94,618 refugees and asylum seekers in three refugee settlements (Mayukwayukwa, Meheba and Mantapala) and Urban Lusaka. Majority of PoCs in Zambia are from Angola, Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Rwanda and Somalia. Congolese make 62% of the total PoCs in Zambia. The vast majority of PoCs live in the three refugee settlements, namely Mayukwayukwa (20,875), Meheba (34,860) and the newly established settlement in Mantapala (11,488), 17,978 more are holding permission to be residing in urban centres such as Lusaka and Ndola, and an estimated 12,404 have self-settled in five provinces across Zambia, and not necessarily registered with the Government of Zambia as asylum seekers or refugees. The Livelihood Assistant will positively contribute to the planning, designing, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, and reporting of livelihoods and economic inclusion projects in Mantapala Settlement. The UN Volunteer will align implementation to the exsiting Livelihoods Multi-year strategy, Nchelenge District Development Plan and the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF) specific area action plans. The incumbent will build cordial and strategic working collaboration with livelihoods and economic inclusion actors i.e. Relevant Government District Ministries, NGOs, CBOs/ FBOs, Refugees, Host Community, Development Organisations and Private Sector institution in the area for effective implementation of livelihoods programme that contributes to a sustained social economic development of the Settlements and environs. The Livelihood Assistant will support strengthening of multi-sectoral engagement with other sectors within UNHCR and partner programmes in the settlement and facilitate effective coordination with other socio-economic projects implemented by other actors such as JICA, UNDP, ILO, FAO and UNICEF in the local integration area.

Task description
Under the direct supervision of the Head of Field Office, Kawambwa, and the Livelihoods Officer as technical/ functional supervisor, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:
• Support and ensure a sustained and structured co-ordination mechanism (regular meetings, information sharing e.t.c) of livelihoods projects in Mantapala Settlement;
• Contribute to timely, effective and efficient implementation of all livelihood’s interventions, by livelihoods partners, including; improved targeting and identification of beneficiaries, distribution of inputs and business capital/ grants, facilitation of capacity building sessions etc;
• Actively monitor field implementation of livelihood interventions, track progress of agreed objectives and programmes implemented by livelihoods partners (NGO’s, Government Ministries and departments) and provide technical support/ review as maybe required. This will require regular and consistent field presence;
• In close consultation and collaboration with livelihood partners and other sectoral working groups, contribute to the identification and development of context innovative and effective sustainable livelihoods interventions for the youth;
• Identify, implement and promote community-based approaches to livelihoods e.g. refugee led livelihoods projects etc;
• Actively follow-up and foster inclusion of populations of concern into district socio-eco-nomic development plans;
• In the spirit of the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF), actively contribute to and strengthen engagement of wider partnerships with private sector entities in Luapula Province (i.e. financial institutions, farmer co-operatives, value chain-based companies, business development organizations) and development actors to support refugee livelihood programmes; Contribute to the weekly, monthly, and as need maybe requested time to time, field livelihoods activity reports for review by supervisor;
• Foster multi-sectoral linkage between livelihoods and other sectors (education, child protection, WASH) while ensuring mainstreaming of gender, age and diversity (AGD) in all livelihood initiatives;
• In collaboration with the livelihoods partners and other sectors, strengthen feedback and complaints mechanism for livelihoods interventions;
• Participate and contribute to the multifunctional team activities i.e. participatory assessments, meetings etc;
• Perform any other duties as directed and guided by the designated supervisor, Livelihoods Officer and the Head of Field Office.
Eligibility criteria
27 – 80
Candidate must be a national or legal resident of the country of assignment.
Required experience
3 years of experience in livelihoods, resilience and self- reliance related projects.
• Fluency in English and working knowledge of local languages of Luapula Province of Zambia;
• Proven experience in working with the private sector in agribusiness;
• Proven familiarity with the functioning of markets and linking smallholder farmers to both input and output markets;
• Experience with issues related to financial inclusion;
• Excellent communication skills, including report writing in English;
• Excellent knowledge in MS word, Excel and database management;
• Diverse field experience;
• Ability to engage with and mobilize target communities, partners and stakeholders; • Proactive and able to work in a team.
Area(s) of expertise
Development programmes, Community development
Driving license

English, Level: Fluent, Desirable
Required education level
Technical/vocational diploma in Alternative Livelihoods, Agriculture, Entrepreneurship/ Commerce or advanced training/certification in a related field. A degree is an added advantage.

Competencies and values
• Accountability;
• Adaptability and flexibility;
• Creativity;
• Judgement and decision-making
• Planning and organising;
• Professionalism
• Self-management;
• Team work;
• Ethics and Integrity.
• Building Trust.