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Finnish Red Cross is searching for an Evaluator for a final evaluation of a Resilience Project in Nepal. The assignment requires a field trip to Kathmandu, Nepal.

The start date for the assignment is no later than 1 March 2023. The working time in days is maximum 25 working days, out of which a field trip to Nepal is 8 days; including travel days. The Evaluator’s work will take place in March/April and the fieldtrip in Nepal by March 31.

The evaluation is commissioned by the Finnish Red Cross in compliance with the FRC learning and evaluation framework.


The Finnish Red Cross has supported the Nepal Red Cross Society (NRCS) programmes and operations for decades, currently through The Integrated Community Resilience Project (ICRP), which is now in it’s final stages. The FRC’s country programmes in Nepal aim at build resilience of highly vulnerable and marginalized communities through the implementation of localized, inclusive, and climate-smart disaster preparedness (DP) and disaster risk reduction (DRR) efforts, and by sustainably strengthening the capacities of the NRCS to provide impactful humanitarian services to the most at-risk populations in the country, along with a determined focus on PGI as an integral part of DPDRR.


The general purpose of the final evaluation is

  • to carry out an evaluation to assess the relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, impact and sustainability of the project to date;
  • reveal reasons for achievement/non-achievements verified in the endline;
  • to assess efficiency and cost-effectiveness as part of the final evaluation;
  • develop a set of key recommendations for future collaboration with Nepal Red Cross and future formulation of community resilience programmes

The Evaluator/Team Leader will work in close coordination with the Finnish Red Cross Country Office in Nepal and NRCS.


The Evaluator/ evaluation team will provide:

  1. An inception report following the desk work and prior to the mission to demonstrate a clear understanding and realistic plan of work for the evaluation.
  2. A kick-off meeting with the partner National Society
  3. A debriefing to the NRCS team and FRC Country Office (incl. FRC regional team) at the end of the mission to discuss the initial findings, conclusions and recommendations.
  4. A draft final evaluation report within two weeks return from the field visit to be shared with the stakeholders and to integrate their comments. 
  5. A final evaluation report to be submitted to the FRC within 1 weeks of receiving the comments. The report will have a maximum length of 20 pages, including an Executive Summary.
  6. A presentation of the evaluation report at the FRC by the Team Leader/Evaluation Manager.

Evaluator’s qualifications

The Evaluator shall have:

  • University degree at post-graduate level in relevant field of study (e.g. health, water and sanitation, disaster management, social development, social sciences, management).
  • Proven experience with solid technical knowledge in integrated, community-based disaster risk reduction and health methodologies and approaches in development programming
  • Proven experience in evaluating development co-operation programmes or projects, incl. analyzing development impacts.
  • Knowledge of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement preferred.
  • Good knowledge of written and spoken English.
  • Strong knowledge and experience of humanitarian and development context in Asia region.

For more information, please see the Terms of Reference.

Evaluation ToR_ Nepal integrated community program.pdf

To apply, kindly send a Cover Letter and your CV as soon as possible, on February 5th at the latest to recruitment@redcross.fi. Mark your application "Evaluator, Nepal, your name". 

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC or “the Federation”) is the world’s largest volunteer-based humanitarian network. The Federation is a membership organisation established by and comprised of its member National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. Along with National Societies and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the Federation is part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. The overall aim of the IFRC is “to inspire, encourage, facilitate, and promote at all times all forms of humanitarian activities by National Societies with a view to preventing and alleviating human suffering and thereby contributing to the maintenance and promotion of human dignity and peace in the world.” It works to meet the needs and improve the lives of vulnerable people before, during and after disasters, health emergencies and other crises.

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