Final Independent Evaluation of The Project

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Final Independent Evaluation of The Project titled; “Amplifying Civil Society Voices on Gender Based Violence in Somaliland”


  1. Introduction

NAGAAD is a leading Network representing 45 Women organizations in Somaliland and has been working to create an enabling environment for women in Somaliland since its inception in 1997. NAGAAD Network is engaging women empowerment in the participation of economic, political, social and public services, as well build capacity of women’s participation in the leadership positions.


  1. Background

With the support of AmplifyChange NAGAAD Network was the successor of Progressio for the implementation of project titled; “Amplifying Civil Society Voices on Gender Based Violence in Somaliland” in Maroodi Jeex and Togdheer regions of Somaliland. The objective of this project is strengthening CSO advocacy for the prevention of GBV.


Key to achieving this objective is the generation of research and evidence to address the prevailing information gaps and give weight to CSOs’ advocacy messages.

The project supports delivery of the following four key results:

  1. Capacity Building:

Build the capacity of up to 24 individuals representing 12 CSOs and networks with regional representation, to work in coalition through this project (described further below), including 5 CSOs working specifically on GBV and 7 with a broader focus on women’s rights, youth rights and community development. The aim of the capacity building  is to increase CSOs’ knowledge, technical skills and confidence in: evidence gathering through research and analysis – data collection methods and tools, analysis and report development and in Advocacy and communications – identifying policy gaps, policy development, advocacy strategies and tools, and coalition building.

  1. Evidence Gathering:

Evidence from a wide range of stakeholders to enable a holistic understanding of the causes and consequences of GBV and possible solutions.. Trained Coalition Members collect Qualitative and quantitative data using a series of focus group discussions and key informant interviews to explore different stakeholders’: Knowledge, attitudes and experience of sexual and gender based violence; Roles and approaches to hearing and resolving cases of violence; Knowledge of women’s rights and scope for their implementation.

  1. Communications:

CSOS Benefitting from the capacity building and mentoring, will optimise the use of different media channels to support their advocacy and raise public awareness of the issues emerging from the research. on the prevalence of violence, the role of government and civil society in preventing and addressing violence, and the statutory laws in place to provide protection and access to justice.

  1. Networking:

Through the establishment of an advocacy coalition undertake an advocacy campaign targeted at elected and non-elected state officials together with traditional clan leaders.

And calling for:

  • Parliament to table a discussion on the new rape act
  • Parliament to approve the codification of customary law (to end the system of dual laws that results in statutory law being overridden by traditional law)
  • Implementation of the provisions on GBV in the Gender Policy

Due to the closure of Progressio office in Somaliland, NAGAAD Network become the successor of Progressio in the implementation of the remaining project activities for a period of seven months commencing from 1st November 2015 to 31st December 2017.

  • Purpose and Objectives of the Consultancy

The purpose of the consultancy is to undertake a Final Evaluation of the project titled; “Amplifying Civil Society Voices on Gender Based Violence in Somaliland” This is an end of project evaluation and will encompass the full 2 year implementation period.

Specific objectives of the evaluation:

  1. To assess and validate project progress towards intended objectives and results, informed by the project’s monitoring framework (Indicators & Milestones), in particular, assessing the contribution towards strengthening of GBV advocacy and coordination by CSOs in Somaliland
  2. To understand what worked well and what did not work well, gather lessons learnt and determine areas for improvement
  3. Make specific recommendations to inform the design of future interventions aimed at preventing and responding to gender-based violence in Somaliland


2.2 Key Questions of the Evaluation


  1. What are the principal outcomes and contributions of the project as a whole towards addressing GBV in Somaliland? (Impact)
  2. How relevant was the project design and approach to the context? Were the programmatic strategies appropriate to address the identified needs and priorities? (Relevance)
  3. To what extent did the project achieve the planned results and what led to those achievements? What was not achieved in full and why? (Effectiveness)
  4. Will the achieved outcomes lead to long-term improvements? What is the likelihood that the outcomes of the programme will be sustained? (Sustainability)
  5. Was the approach and its practical implementation carried out in an economical and efficient way? (Efficiency)


  • Expected outputs
    • Inception Report
    • Final Report summarizing all observations, findings and interviews conducted by consultant, as well as presenting analysis and specific recommendations. Report should include transcriptions of all interviews Report should also include an assessment of NAGAAD Network’s strengths and weaknesses in terms of project implementation, and key areas where capacity strengthening might be useful in the future.  Validation workshop to present the draft findings and key recommendations to Nagaad and Coalition members and gain their feedback and workshop report
  • Work Plan


# Description Days
1 Preparation of the Inception report 1
2 Inception meeting 1
3 Review of Project Documentations 3
4 Data Collection – Traveling to field 8
5 Draft Report 3
  Validation workshop with Coalition members 1
6 Review NAGAAD Network’s and Coalition members comments on first report and revise as appropriate;  include in final report
7 Submission of Final report 2
  Total 20 Days



  1. Proposed Methodology

During the implementation of this assignment, the consultant will undertake his/her assignment independently according to the Terms of Reference and inception report agreed.


To maximise the learning opportunities and the relevancy, the evaluation methodology should be as participatory as possible and consult a broad range of stakeholders, including:

  • Nagaad staff members involved in the project management and implementation
  • Staff from the 12 Coalition members involved in the project, especially those that participated in the project activities (including the learning visits, capacity building training, and Coalition meetings)
  • Former staff of Progressio involved in the original design and implementation
  • Representatives from communities involved in local advocacy
  • Relevant staff from Ministry of Employment, Family and Social Affairs.
  • Advocacy targets
  • Representatives of the media????



  1. Timeframe

The services of the Evaluator will be engaged for a period of 20 days and planned proposed schedules is from 13th to 17 st Feb 2018. The activity plan proposed below will be reviewed and agreed by the consultant and NAGAAD commencement of the assignment.


  1. Profile of the consultant


  • Minimum of Master decree or equivalent tertiary qualifications of relevant disciplines.
  • Extensive experience in M&E with similar LNGOs and INGOs, including conduction project evaluations.
  • Knowledge and experience of using participatory methodologies in the execution of the M&E assignment.
  • Knowledge and experience of researching GBV, in particular the importance of ethics and ensuring the safety and confidentiality of survivors
  • Ideally, knowledge and experience of successful advocacy approaches
  • Proficiency in computer skills.
  • Professional report writing skills.
  • Professional oral and written in English.


  1. Supervision and management

The consultant will report to and receive initial briefing from the Executive Director at the head office of NAGAAD and will be under the direct supervision of the Executive Director.


  1. Procedure of Application:

The interesting applicant is required to submit his/her CV, with motivation cover letter. Applications with non-returnable copies of CVs, testimonials should be submitted on or before 17th Feb 2018 and via email to

Applications could also be submitted to NAGAAD office in Hargeisa before the indicated date.


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