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The Inter-agency Rapid Assessment Team (RAT) is an initiative of the IASC Global WASH Cluster (GWC), supported by a consortium of three agencies, CARE, Oxfam GB and IFRC. The core objective of the initial project was to improve the overall quality of emergency operations in the WASH sector by providing timely, systematic and comprehensive data regarding the number, location and condition of affected populations to humanitarian agencies (UN and NGOs), national authorities and donors at the beginning of large, rapid onset emergencies. The project aimed to provide a mechanism that could facilitate the rapid mobilisation and deployment of a team of three skilled personnel, hosted by three agencies, CARE, Oxfam GB and IFRC, to support the design and implementation of systematic and comprehensive assessments to identify WASH needs that could be readily disseminated to WASH coordination platforms. During the implementation of this project the RAT have evolved to fill wider gaps in the assessment process and created a space to support GWC related assessment functions.

This evaluation will review project experiences made during the pilot phase 1 and up to today through a comprehensive analysis of relevancy and efficiency of services. The results of this analysis will be evidence based findings and lessons learned to inform project activities in the second phase of the project on the most effective mechanism through which RAT services are to be provided.

  • Review the achievement of the project based on reports and stakeholder feedback in relation to its results and activities as laid down in the project plan
  • Identify the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of the project
  • Review the evolution of the RAT project and current relevancy
  • Evaluate the implementation, coordination and management of the project
  • In light of the above, derivation of recommendations for a better informed and an improved implementation of Phase 2 of the RAT project

  • Proven experience and knowledge in carrying out needs assessments in the WASH sector in different contexts;
  • Proven experience and knowledge in project management, particularly for that of consortium related projects;
  • Prior project evaluation experience a must;
  • Significant field experience in the evaluation of humanitarian / development projects
  • Relevant degree / equivalent experience related to the evaluation to be undertaken
  • Significant experience in coordination, design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programmes;
  • Good communications skills and experience of workshop facilitation;
  • Ability to write clear and useful reports (may be required to produce examples of previous work);
  • Fluent in English required; and French an asset;
  • Understanding of donor requirements, particularly that of OFDA;
  • Ability to manage the available time and resources and to work to tight deadlines;
  • Independence from the parties involved. - 12 months ago - save job