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Request for Proposal - Consultancy on Monitoring and Evaluation

 

The Ethiopian Community in Seattle (ECS) has prioritized health as one of its work streams, recognizing that health of its community members is critical to achieve its mission of seamless integration of Ethiopians into the American Society. 

ECS has further prioritized promotion of mental Health in response to the increasing frequency and gravity of the problem in the community. Various discussions and surveys with community members have confirmed that mental health is a multi-faceted issue in our community with problem including low awareness, negative coping strategies, and limited access to health services.

ECS will implement the Mental Health Promotion (MHP) Project from July 2020 to June 2021 with a goal of advancing health equity by improving access to mental health services for under- served communities through raising awareness and facilitating access to mental health resources. The goal is accomplished through 1) Training of community members on mental health 2) provide mental health consultations in places of worship and at ECS on designated times and 3) share educational materials and list of mental health resources in three Ethiopian languages.

 

ECS seeks to hire the services of a consultant who will design and implement a monitoring and evaluation plan.  The plan and the findings from the evaluation will support ECS to understand the effectiveness of its interventions and overall impact of the project.  The plan is expected to include a baseline and end line survey to gauge changes at outcome level and more targeted data collection during implementation to gauge effectiveness of specific outputs e.g., training. An in-depth analysis of findings from surveys and evaluation is expected at the end of the project period with description of the effectiveness and impact of the project. The findings of the evaluation will inform future designs of similar programs of ECS.

 

Evaluation questions should include but not limited to:

Effectiveness and Impact

  • How well did the project meet its indicator targets?  (Consultant can reach out to ECS to get a copy of indicators at different result levels)

  • Did the project achieve its outcomes?

  • To what extent were the stated outcomes or outputs achieved?

  • Were there any unintended outcomes?

  • How effective was the process of accountability to all stakeholders, especially project participants?

  • What factors have contributed to achieving or not achieving intended outcomes?

  • What are the perspectives of project participants on the immediate and intermediate effects? (stories of change from community members)

  • How well has the project disseminated information on its short and intermediate impact?

 

Potential conclusions and recommendations:

• What are the evaluation conclusions?

• What did or did not work about the project design, implementation and context?

• What are potential recommendations and lessons learned?

 

The consultant is expected to submit a technical and financial proposal to ECS.  The technical proposal should include a detailed description of the methodology to be utilized as well as how it plans to build on previous surveys.  Financial proposal should include the budget to carry out the monitoring and evaluation and schedule of deliverables.

The consultant will work with the project team to ensure accurate representation and interpretation of the project activities, outcomes, and implications of the work.  Interested applicants can reach out to ECS at 2063250304 or email info@ecseattle.org  to secure more detailed information on the MHP project, including timelines and high-level success indicators.

Contracting is expected to start September 1, 2020 and is expected to be completed July 31, 2021.

 Qualifications

  • Experience in monitoring and evaluation of development programs. Experience on evaluation of health-related programs is a plus.   

  • BA degree in health-related fields or social work or a related field and a minimum of 3 years of evaluation experience

  • Knowledge of the principles and current approaches to monitoring and evaluation of health programs, technical skills in qualitative and quantitative research design, data analysis, and program monitoring and evaluation

  • Small and large dataset management, analysis and reporting experience

  • Experience working in different cultures and/or with individuals from different cultures

The consultancy will be part time for the duration of the contract, which is approximately 1 year.   

To apply, please submit your financial and technical proposal and three references to info@ecseattle.org  with the headline “ Request for Proposal – Consultancy on Monitoring and Evaluation” or mail application to the Ethiopian Community in Seattle, 8323 Rainier Ave. S, Seattle, WA, 98118. Application will close by midnight PST on August 23, 2020.  

Position Title: Book Keeper

Reports to: Executive Director

Hours: Part time, Seven hours a week

 

Background

The Ethiopian Community in Seattle (ECS) is a 501 (C) (3) with a mission to facilitate a seamless integration of all persons of Ethiopian origin with mainstream United States.  Additionally, ECS aims to contribute to the social, cultural and civic life of the Puget Sound Area as well as assisting Ethiopians and Ethiopian Americans to preserve and share their ancient and rich cultural heritage. 

The multilayered support provided by ECS makes community and critical connections possible for first- and second-generation Ethiopians who face all of the challenges of building a life in a new place.  After helping community members gain a foothold with housing and employment, ECS works to breakdown additional barriers of language, health care and education critical to the full circle of success in any community.

ECS seeks to hire a book keeper to take care of the day to day finances of the organization on a part time basis.

Responsibilities

  • Review and revise chart of accounts as needed to address the growth of the organization

  • Accurately record revenue and expenses in QuickBooks accounting system and ensure integrity of accounting data

  • Oversees and monitors cash flow

  • Reconcile bank accounts monthly

  • Oversee and process payroll regularly

  • Prepare GAAP compliant financial reports on a monthly basis

  • Maintain effective systems for tracking the use of restricted funds and expenses associated with specific programs and projects in compliance with grant agreements.

  • Prepare and document timely and accurate journal entries as needed.

  • Work together with Executive Director and Program Manager to prepare and monitor cash flow projections.

Required

  • A minimum of 3 years of progressively responsible experience with nonprofit financial management and internal operations.

  • Software: QuickBooks (online) Enterprise Solutions, Microsoft Excel

  • Ability to work independently, plan and manage time and sort multiple priorities while exercising good judgement.

  • Ability to oversee and safeguard confidential and sensitive information

  • Ability to communicate in Amharic is highly preferred.

To apply for this position, please submit an application to ECS by September 7, 2020 by e-mailing your application to sophiab@ecseattle.org or mail it to the Ethiopian Community in Seattle, 8323 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle, 98118. Only applicants chosen for interview will be contacted.

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