Consultancy: Meta-evaluation of disaster preparedness evaluations

The International Service Department of the American Red Cross and the Global Disaster Preparedness Center (GDPC) call for consultancy services for: “Meta-evaluation of American Red Cross disaster preparedness evaluations”. The Meta-evaluation will map out lessons from past American Red Cross evaluations, by first assessing the quality and reliability of the findings, to then identify common themes and learnings related to the process towards “disaster ready communities.”

Objectives:

The objectives of the meta-evaluation of American Red Cross preparedness evaluations are:

  • To document the overall trends across American Red Cross preparedness evaluations and document any outliers (positive or negative) and the factors leading to unexpected outcomes.
  • To identify the key activities that have proven most effective in achieving the desired community-level change in American Red Cross activities.
  • To map the exit criteria and indicators that were used across past American Red Cross evaluations;
  • Capture lessons for what has worked well and what should be done differently in different contexts (i.e rural, semi-urban, urban; different hazard contexts; different socio-economic contexts; etc.).
  • To identify knowledge gaps in existing documentation.

Deliverables: 

  1. Inception report.
  2. Community Disaster Preparedness quality evaluation score card ranking of past American Red Cross evaluations.
  3. Community Disaster Preparedness meta evaluation report.

Purpose: 

Notice that this consultancy is related to another consultancy. 

Consultancy #1: Meta-evaluation of American Red Cross disaster preparedness evaluations. The Meta-evaluation will map out lessons from past American Red Cross evaluations, by first assessing the quality and reliability of the findings, to then identify common themes and learnings related to the process towards “disaster ready communities”. Terms of Reference (PDF)

The Consultancy #2: Analysis of effective disaster preparedness programming is based on a desk review of past evaluations (as determined by Consultancy #1) and broader industry learning, to outline the key components of a “disaster-ready community”. This consultancy is more action oriented and should lead to recommendations on enhancing future American Red Cross preparedness programming. Terms of Reference (PDF)

Application procedure:

Applicants are encouraged to review both Terms of Reference, if well positioned to apply for both research projects. All work must be completed by the end of the calendar year (2019).

Email applications to gdpc@redcross.org with cc Omar.Abou-Samra@redcross.org with the subject line “Meta-evaluation of disaster-ready communities – [Name of consultant or company]”. All application material should be attached in zip folder. Short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Submission deadline: 22 July 2019 @ 17:00 EDT (Washington DC time zone).

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