Consultant(s) to Conduct Endline Evaluation for Skills to Succeed (GG5) Project

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Vacancy : Consultant(s) to conduct endline evaluation for Skills to Succeed (GG5) Project.

Location: Ho Chi Minh


1. Scope of evaluation

1.1 Purpose and key questions

The primary purpose of this evaluation is to determine the effectiveness and sustainability of the Skills to Succeed project (GG5) for participating youth, employers and schools.

Specifically, the evaluation will answer the following questions:

Evaluation questions


1. What are the short and long-term effects of the project’s interventions on employment of young adults after graduation?


  • Did their employability skills improve? How do these improvements link to employment outcomes?
  • What are changes in employment status, income, type and quality of jobs/ businesses held?
  • To what degree do S2S young women and men have decent work?
  • How will the above effects differ based on various youth characteristics (e.g., gender, age, etc.)?
  • Are increased employability skills associated with employability skills training?
2. How will the S2S model be replicated and sustained beyond the S2S program?
  • What are the biggest benefits of the S2S program?
  • What is the value add for employers after working with S2S program? Will the engagement and impacts be sustained after the program?
  • What, if any, will be replicated and sustained beyond the S2S program by teachers? Employers? Schools? Implementing Partners?

The Evaluation team will be required to consultant with the SC Evaluation Project Manager and the Evaluation Working Group at the commencement of the evaluation in order to further refine the evaluation questions.

1.2  Scope

The endline evaluation will assess the effectiveness and sustainability of all the approaches of the project, include in-class training, online training and peer to peer education. The evaluation is conducted with all relevant stakeholders such as students, teachers, school administrators, workers, partners who have participated in the project activities, etc… The evaluation will also reach a control group of students with similar backgrounds as the project target group, but who didn’t benefit from the project’s intervention to get more information on the impact of project.

1.3  Stakeholders/audiences

The key stakeholders/audiences for this evaluation are:


Further information
Project donor Accenture
Primary implementing organisation Save the Children (Project team)
Implementing partners Youth Union in Da Nang, the Youth Employment Service Center in Can Tho and DOLISA in Dong Nai
Government stakeholders School administrators of 10 schools in Da Nang, Can Tho and Dong Nai
Community groups Students, teachers and school administrators of 10 vocational schools, workers and employees in project provinces
Beneficiaries 10,000 migrant youth aged between 16 and 24 years

The Evaluation team will be required to propose how the evaluation findings will be shared with each of the different stakeholders in the table above, particularly outlining how reporting back to communities, beneficiaries and children will be conducted in an accessible and child friendly manner.


2.      Expected Deliverables

The evaluation deliverables and due dates (subject to the commencement date of the evaluation) are outlined below. The Evaluation team lead will advise the SC Evaluation Project Manager immediately of any risks or issues that may impact on their ability to provide the deliverables by these due dates.

Deliverables and Due Dates:

Deliverable Due Date
The Consultant is contracted and commences work W3 Oct
POA is produced and approved by SC

  • Data collection tool development timeline
  • Data collection plan
  • Data analysis plan
  • Writing report plan
W4 Oct
A concise 1-page Progress Report is to be submitted every week documenting progress against the evaluation plan including:

  • progress over the last period
  • risks and issues management report
  • key scheduled activities and deliverables for the next period
Every week
Data collection tool (in English and Vietnamese)

  • Questionnaires
  • Data collection mechanism

The approval of ERC for tool

W4 Oct –W3 Nov
Data collection

  • Collecting quantitative data and input to Kobo toolbox (130 interviews)
  • Qualitative data collection (80 interviews and 01 focus group discussion)
W4 Nov-W3 Dec
Data and analyses including all raw data, databases and analysis outputs

  • Quantitative data will be inputted and cleaned by consultant and submitted to SCUS after translating to English
  • Qualitative result will be analysis by consultant
  • 4 – 6 transcripts of youth interview will be translated to English
W4 Dec
First draft evaluation report*:

Draft versions in English include the following elements:

A consolidated set of feedback from SC within 01 week after submitting the draft report.

W1-W3 Jan
Finalize report (in English and Vietnamese) W3 Jan
Knowledge translation materials:

  • PowerPoint presentation of evaluation findings
  • Evidence to Action Brief**
W3 Jan

*All reports are to use the Save the Children Evaluation report template. Please also refer to Save the Children technical writing guide.

** The Evidence to Action Brief is a 2-4 pages summary of the full report and will be created using the Save the Children Evidence to Action Brief template.

All documents are to be produced in MS Word format and provided electronically by email to the SC Evaluation Project Manager. Copies of all PowerPoint presentations used to facilitate briefings for the project should also be provided to Save the Children in editable digital format.

All research materials, raw data, electronic data, and other information will remain the property of SC and should be transferred to SC upon completion.

Interested consultant(s) should send their profile to Save the Children International in Vietnam via profile should include CVs, Application forms as attached below, proposal and drafted budget based on the requirements of the ToR .


The closing date for application is 5pm on 08th October, 2020. Applications will be treated in confidence. Due to the volume of applications we receive, only short-listed candidates will be contacted and CVs cannot be returned.

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