Title: Evaluation of the Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe (DKH) Humanitarian Response Programme in the context of the Syria Crisis
Organisation: Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe
Deadlines: Expression of interest and questions until 11th of April 2018, Response to questions by 13th of April 2018, submission of offers by 6th of Mai 2018
During the period from 2012 until 2017, DKH has supported relief, early recovery and rehabilitation projects with a funding volume of about € 54 Mio. in Syria and its neighboring countries (Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey). More than 950,000 people have been assisted within over 50 projects.
DKH’s response to the Syria-crisis initially focussed on emergency relief. Over the years, it started to include more and more projects in early recovery and rehabilitation. The initial geographical focus on Syria’s neighbouring countries was shifted to programs in Syria since 2016.
While DKH could count on a strong network of partner organizations in Syria’s neighboring countries, for Syria itself a partner structure needed to be developed – a process which is still ongoing. Partner organizations have been supported by DKH through the headquarter in Berlin and were to a large extend accompanied through the DKH Regional Office which was located until in Istanbul/Turkey end of 2017. Today the Regional Office is based in Amman/Jordan.
This is the first regional program evaluation of a DKH response in the context of armed conflict and crises. Previous regional program evaluations have focused on DKH responses in the context of natural disasters. The evaluation is primarily intended for the use of DKH (headquarter and regional office) as well as partner organizations. While this is not a project evaluation, it needs to consider both perspectives: the DKH’s response to the Syria-crisis in general as well as the individual projects.
The specific objectives of the evaluation are:
- To evaluate the adequacy of the response, taking into account the specific (changing) needs and the social and political context in the region, as well as to evaluate the effectiveness, efficiency, impact, sustainability and coordination of the program;
- To identify lessons learned for DKH and its partner organisations for the future conceptualisation and implementation of projects with a focus on Syria and Iraq as well as in the context of armed conflicts in general;
- To identify lessons learned from the transition from acute emergency relief to early recovery (linking relief to recovery) as well as on DKH’s reaction to funding constraints leading to phasing out country programs;
- To analyse the systematic use of a response analysis and consequently the appropriateness of the used modalities (cash, vouchers or in kind) and identify gaps within this.
Cross-cutting issues such as Do No Harm, Protection and Gender shall be considered in all of the questions where possible and reasonable.
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