Vacancy Consultant to Conduct the External Evaluation at YAPARI

YAPARI  implements the Program “Reaching
for a better future through vocational training, Jakarta”,
with
funding from EMpower – The Emerging Markets Foundation, focusing at at-risk
young women teaching them basic computer and entrepreneurship skills. YAPARI
was established in 1988 with the mission to help children and adolescents
fulfil their rights, gain access to formal and non-formal education, enter the
workforce, access quality health care services, as well as influence policy
changes that favor children. The NGO works with destitute and neglected
children, youth and their families in greater Jakarta, supporting their
education, health care, and vocational training. Yapari is
currently looking for:  A consultant to conduct the
external evaluation
 The overall objectives of the YAPARI training
are:
Beneficiaries of the program are
prepared to:·      Open their own small businesses (e.g. in
computer and printing) and earn decent income ·      Continue the “small shops” set up by the
program and earn decent income ·      Take up a decent employment in the formal
sector 
 Some
specific objectives of the training program of YAPARI are:
Participants: ·      Have increased knowledge of computer skills
(computer repair and assembling as well as MS Office and Graphic Design
programs skills) and gained basic entrepreneurship skills·      Are able to print mugs, T-shirts, pins,
photos, etc. and to make marketing materials (e.g.leaflets)
 The training
consists of a theoretical (15
days) and a practical part in a “small shop” (30 days). The “small
shops”:
·      Are rented by YAPARI in different communities close to the residence of the
trainees, in a clean and safe small business environment. They have an
affordable yearly rental rate. ·      Are equipped with program funds with e.g. computer,
printer, and printing materials, etc. ·      Are offering the same services, e.g. computer rental and
printing services, selling self-printed mugs, pins, T-shirts, photos. etc.·      Are expected to allow the young women trained
to gain practical work experience
in the real work context under the supervision of YAPARI linked to what
has been trained before·      Are expected to allow the young women trained
to gain broader skills, e.g. deal
with costumers, to do marketing activities, to work together with other young
women in a team, to practice direct purchase and sale transactions, to do
simple bookkeeping, etc. ·      Are also expected to allow the young women to gain more self-confidence or to give
them motivation to continue their education.·      Most importantly, the shops are expected to
give a decent income
to young
women managing the shops after the official program intervention has
ended, or via their own business or a job. Evaluation
purpose and objectives
 The
evaluation will focus on the “shop model”. The overall leading questions are:
 Linked to
the shops set up with EMpower funds still running or no longer running:
 ·      How sustainable are the shops set up during
the first EMpower grant? 8 shops were set up: How many of them are still
operating? How successful? Why do (some) shop which were set up during the 1st grant stop,
and what are the reasons? ·      In which way do the shops still running lead
to long-term sustainable livelihoods for young women? What is the range of
income earned from the shops by the young women running them, and are there
variations (by shop, by year)?? Is that income above the minimum salary for
Indonesia? ·      What are other “side effects” (positive or
negative) of the experience working in shops for young women lives? ·      What are factors of success/challenges for
shops still running? What are overall recommendations? 
 Linked to
the “shop model” in general:
 ·      What are Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities
and Threats of/ for the “shop model”? => See also Annex to this TOR: some elements of a SWOT compiled by YAPARI ·      Is the curriculum linked to entrepreneurship
in line with what is needed to run a “small shop” or a small business in
general? ·      What do young women beneficiaries of the
program think about the shops? ·      What are lessons learnt, best practices,
gaps, and recommendations that can be used in the future programming and
can allow to fine-tune, if necessary, the “shop model”.
 Linked to
young women having set up their own business:
 ·      What businesses did they open? What is their
income/net of costs? ·      How do they assess their preparation, through
working in the small shops of the program
and/or
in participating in the entrepreneurship training, in relation to their
preparedness to run their business?·      What recommendations do they have for either
aspect to better prepare future participants to run a business?
 Evaluation
methodology

Evaluation
shall be done amongst: ·      80 girls from the 1st year EMpower grant (2015),
with a special focus on the young women still working in shops currently
operating·      90 girls from the 2nd year grant (2016), with
regards to their general view on the program linked to the
entrepreneurship and shop part components·      Core program implementing team of YAPARI ·      The evaluation mainly will use qualitative
research techniques in form of Key Informant Interviews or Focus Group
Discussions. Simple interview guidelines for the qualitative interviews with
program beneficiaries and key program staff shall be designed.  ProductsA Final
evaluation report will be handed in and lay out above all: Scope of the
Evaluation and Methodology; Results/findings as well as Analysis of Gaps and
Challenges; Conclusions, Lessons learned and Recommendations. Your
application
Interested

consultants should:·      Have a strong understanding of programs for
youth development ·      Have experience implementing or evaluating
programs for at-risk youth ·      Excellent written and verbal communication
skills ·      Desirable: English Proficiency ·      Be available to conduct the evaluation in
(late) August or September 2016 (until mid-September latest) in Jakarta (report
writing can also be done remotely). Evaluation results and report shall be
available until 26th September latest. Interested
consultants shall send an application consisting of the following information:
·      Latest curriculum vitae and an evaluation bid
of 2 pages maximum outlining the proposed approach and methodology as well as a
budget estimation ·      Evidence of relevant previous experience and
names and contact details of 2-3 references with good knowledge of previous
relevant work Application
procedure:
·      Interested
consultants are requested to send a short note of interest to Mr. Sudanang,
upon which the full ToR will be sent·      Application shall be sent to YAPARI: Mr. Sudanang Dananjaya at [email protected] as well as Mr. SH. MH. Kemas ARM at [email protected]·      Deadline for the submission is 26th July 2016. ·      Applications received after the closing date
will not be considered.




·      Only short listed candidates will be
contacted. 

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