The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) 1 has been operational in West Africa since 1998. DRC’s aim is to contribute to the peace and stabilization, protection and promotion of durable solutions to crisis affected populations in the region.
The overall strategic objective of the programme is to support peace and stabilization, protect and promote durable solutions to conflict affected populations in Nigeria, Liberia, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinee, and Mali on the basis of humanitarian principles and fundamental human rights.
In 2015, DRC opened a new country programme in Nigeria responding to the huge humanitarian needs and challenges in the Northeast of Nigeria.
Nigeria’s Northeast is currently experiencing a significant humanitarian crisis, which has been the result of the ongoing-
armed conflict between Non-State Armed Groups (NSAGs) and the Nigerian military in the Northeast. The conflict in Nigeria has caused displacement and human suffering on a massive scale.
Since the onset of the conflict in 2009, it is estimated that more than 27,000 people have been killed and hundreds of women and girls abducted.
2 According to the Nigeria 2019 2021 Humanitarian Response Strategy the humanitarian crisis in north-east Nigeria continues as hostilities between Nigerian security forces and non-
state armed groups enter their tenth year. Civilians still bear the brunt of the conflict that has resulted in widespread displacement, lack of protection, destroyed infrastructure and collapsed basic services.
In 2019, 7.1 million people (2.3 million girls, 1.9 million boys, 1.6 million women and 1.3 million men) are in need of humanitarian assistance in and 1.
8 million people remain internally displaced. Considerable assistance has mitigated the risk of famine; however, this improvement in the situation is extremely fragile.
Millions are vulnerable to severe food insecurity as any disruption of the food pipeline may cause people to again slip below emergency thresholds.
Humanitarian aid has also not adequately addressed the underlying vulnerabilities nor facilitated durable solutions for the approximate 1.
6 million people who have returned to or closer to their homes and attempted to begin to rebuild their lives.
2. Objectives of the Project
Since 2016, DRC has been implementing a project with funding from EU Trust Fund to support IDPs and host communities in Borno and Adamawa States of Nigeria.
The overall objective of EUTF project is to promote stability and resilience among those affected by displacement in North-
eastern Nigeria , in particular in Borno and Adamawa states.
The Specific Objectives are :
I. Improving community resilience and socio-economic recovery of 4,100 people by providing support to IDPs and host communities to better meet their basic needs and cope with future shocks
II. Empowering at-risk youth by strengthening 14,400 young IDPs’ skills and preference for peaceful and constructive behaviour, resilience to negative influences and access to alternative legitimate livelihood opportunities
III. Support 86,400 people through enhancing community safety and conflict mediation capacities by developing 18 IDP and host communities' abilities to implement their own community safety plans and to call on a network of community-
based conflict mediators to resolve disputes peacefully
IV. Positive behavioural change among 21,600 people related to mines, ERW and IEDs resulting in a reduction of casualties
3. Objectives and Scope of the Evaluation
The general objective of this evaluation is to ascertain the relevance of assistance and if reached the targeted people in a timely, efficient and effective manner and measure the achievements and impact of the specific objectives of the project for all components -
Livelihoods, Armed Violence Reduction and Risk Education. The evaluation also aims to understand project’s sustainability, document best practices and lessons learnt and have specific recommendations to improve future programming.
During the course of the evaluation process, protection and gender concerns should be addressed in line with the DRC Policies.
All data should be sex-disaggregated and different needs of women, youth and men and of vulnerable groups targeted by the project should be considered.
The evaluation should assess if project was implemented in accordance with the Do No Harm and protection was mainstreamed and see if communities / beneficiaries were adequately involved throughout the project.
The specific objectives of this evaluation are to assess the implementation of EUTF funded project from the following perspectives :
To achieve these objectives, evaluation study questions will be developed and agreed between the external evaluator and the Evaluation Manager / Steering Committee during the inception phase.
4. Existing information sources
It is essential that the evaluation builds on the following existing sources of information :
5. Methodology, deliverables, and timeline
The Evaluators will work with DRC to expand upon the ToRs as required and develop the final evaluation questionnaire. The evaluation should include a mixed methodology approach comprising of both qualitative and quantitative methods.
The methods suggested can include (but are not limited to) document review, household surveys, semi-structured interviews and focus group discussions.
It is proposed that the external evaluator be contracted for up to 30 working days. The external evaluator is responsible for the timely delivery of the following evaluation products :
The Evaluation Manager / Steering Committee will provide feedback and comment within 7 days of receiving the report.
The evaluation must be undertaken and completed within the period between 01 to 31 March 2019 (final report to be submitted).
6. Management and reporting
DRC Nigeria will establish an Evaluation Steering Committee to oversee, support, and provide ongoing feedback to the evaluation team.
The external evaluator will be hosted by the DRC Nigeria Programme Development and Quality Unit and managed by the Quality Assurance Manager, on behalf of the Evaluation Steering Committee.
It is proposed that the Evaluation Steering Committee be made up of the following :
It is to be noted that the ownership of all deliverable and data of the evaluation remain the property of DRC and the Donor and any kind of information related to this evaluation are not to be shared or published.
7. Logistics and procedures
DRC Nigeria will support the evaluation through the following :
8. Required skills and qualifications
preferably in the relevant sectors of Livelihood, Armed Violence Reduction and Mine Risk Education).