Training in monitoring, evaluation and reporting
Diakonia Thailand is looking to contract a consultant to develop, lead and facilitate a training on Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting (MER). The objective of the training is to strengthen the capacity of our partners.
Diakonia is a Swedish non-profit development organization working around the world together with local partners for a sustainable change for the most vulnerable people of the world. Our Head office is based in Stockholm, Sweden and the organization currently works through local offices in 24 countries in Africa, Latin America, the Middle East, and Asia and supporting about 400 local partner organisations. Diakonia’s vision is a Just, Equal, and Sustainable World. Our mission and goal are to change unfair political, economic, social, and cultural structures that cause poverty, oppression, inequality, and violence.
In Thailand, Diakonia supports a variety of local partner organizations with a focus on legal status and citizenship, land rights and environment, human trafficking, safe migration, gender, child rights and indigenous peoples’ rights. The programme aims to increase equal rights for indigenous peoples and strengthen gender equality among indigenous people and migrant workers, as well as increase CSOs competency, collaboration, and networking ability to become relevant actors for social mobilization with positive visibility.
As the strengthening capacity for partners is part of our programme, we seek to develop CSOs’ competence on relevant topics so that they can have a strong capacity in project management as well as implementation. The need for training on Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting (MER), particularly during the mid-term program, has been noted. So, it is proposed that we should provide training in monitoring, evaluation, and reporting (MER) to partners with a main focus on reporting.
The objective of the training is to strengthen the capacity of participants in Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting (MER) with a particular focus on reporting key results from project implementation/strategy.
- Participants have a deeper understanding of key concepts and fundamentals in MER and can select suitable tools for their implementation and reporting.
- Participants can develop monitoring and evaluation framework for the projects as well as ToR for an evaluator.
- Participants can identify relevant information to writing resulted-oriented reporting as donors’ requirements.
- Participants have a space to practice in report writing.
Scope of work
- The consultant shall develop the training module and session design for MER course in relation to the objective, expected results, and timeframe.
- The consultant will lead and facilitate the training on the agreed date and time.
- The consultant shall submit the summary report to Diakonia Thailand after the training.
Approach and method
It is expected that the consultants describe and justify an appropriate approach, methodology, methods, and tools for the training. These should be based on the objective and expected results identified in this ToR. The tender should include a cost-effectiveness ambition level. The consultant should take into consideration the learning process and the interaction of participants.
Time schedule and deliverables
It is expected that a work plan is presented in the tender and the maximum length for the training session is 2 days. The training will be held on 7th – 8th December 2023 in Chiang Mai. The time schedule and deliverables are as follows:
- A start-up meeting with Diakonia Thailand Country Office.
- A presentation of the final training module and preparation meeting with Diakonia Thailand.
- Facilitate the training.
- Submission of the summary report after the training.
Qualifications and competencies
The training may be conducted by a single consultant or a team with the following qualifications and competencies:
- Competence and experience in providing training on MER.
- Expertise in results-based reporting.
- Experience working with Civil Society in Thailand.
- The ability to speak Thai is required.
- Thai nationals and Thailand-based expatriates are preferable.
- Knowledge of human rights, gender, and CSOs, especially in the development sector is desirable.
- Experience and knowledge of reporting submissions to international donors such as SIDA and EU is desirable.
If it is a team, one person shall be assigned as the team leader with the overall responsibility for the review. The team leader shall have experience in leading the training. A CV shall be included for each team member and contain the full description of the consultant’s qualifications and professional work experience.
The budget is upon agreed. The cost of travel and accommodation will be covered by the consultant and shall include in the submitted budget (Thai Baht).
Roles and responsibilities
The contact person at the Diakonia Thailand Country Office is Wipawan
Khoonthaweelapphol, Programme Officer. The contact person should be consulted if any problems arise during the implementation timeframe. The consultant will arrange their own logistics and accommodation. Some assistance will be offered by Diakonia Thailand Country Office upon request.
Terms and conditions
The consultant is responsible for income tax, travel insurance, and accommodation if needed. The consultant is required to sign and follow Diakonia’s code of conduct along with the agreement.
Mode of application
The tender shall be sent via e-mail to Wipawan Khoonthaweelapphol
(firstname.lastname@example.org) by 23 October 2023. This should include;
- CV of all involved consultants.
- Draft training module that will be used for the training.
- Draft session design/agenda.
- Proposed budget