Terms of Reference (ToR)
Mid-Term Review of DWGB Project
The European Union, represented by the European Commission and Centre for Education and Communication, with its ofﬁce at Khirki Village, 173 A, Malviya Nagar, New Delhi 110 017 India, signed the contract for implementation of the project “Empowering CSOs for Decent Work and Green Bricks in India’s brick kilns” on 03 December 2015. The project is being implemented for a period of four years from 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2019.
The Project is being implemented by Centre for Education and Communication (CEC) in partnership with Prayas and TdH Germany in the states of Rajasthan, Tripura and Uttar Pradesh as destination states and Bihar, Jharkhand, Orissa, Chhattisgarh as the source states.
The overall objective of the project is “to usher sustainable change through decent work and green technology in India's brick kilns” and the specific objective is “to increase the capacity of CSOs including human rights groups, labour organisations, child rights organisations, CSOs working on green technology, brick kiln manufacturers associations, workers’ associations and local authorities to perform their roles more effectively to ensure inclusive ‘decent work’ in brick kilns and produce ‘green’ bricks”.
The project intends to reach out to 50 human/child/labour rights CSOs; 25 environmental CSOs; as well as 10000 brick kiln workers in the source & destination states and 100 brick kiln owners. The project also has the mandate to engage with concerned local authorities, workers collectives, brick kiln owners associations as well as the private sector.
The project is aimed at building capacities of CSOs working on labour/child/human rights, CSOs working on clean and green bricks and employers organisations to understand and address (1) the labour market dynamics that perpetuates bonded labour; (2) the relationship between archaic technology, lack of innovation and industrial relations that mimic and perpetuates discriminations and rigidities of the social order, (3) the implications of coal based kilns on the health and safety of workers, the community and the environment, and (4) the policies that are required to address the issues listed above. The proposed action, in a participatory manner, will empower the stakeholders in overcoming the challenges of labour market, in evolving and executing appropriate technologies that build green bricks and nurture decent work conditions, in advocating for relevant policies and engaging creatively with local authorities.
The activities envisaged are directly intended at capacity development of three broad classes of CSOs - those working for decent work conditions in brick kilns, those working for structural innovations in the kilns for cleaner air & green bricks, and the brick kiln manufacturers through their associations. The action intends to capacitate the actors to address caste, gender and economic discrimination in the labour market and at the work place. It will build capacities of the brick manufacturers and their associations to see value in manufacturing ecologically green bricks produced in decent work conditions. A unique aspect of the action is that it is to engage in dialogue among CSOs, private and public actors and build synergies towards acceptance of diversity and decent work in brick kilns manufacturing ecologically superior bricks. It will foster participatory work culture in kilns. Advocacy interventions will ensure an enabling environment conducive for the survival of sustainable (socially, environmentally and economically) brick kilns. The action aims to positively contribute to inclusive growth in India.
Currently, the project is in its third year of its implementation and a mid-term review of the project is due.
The purpose of the Mid-term Project Review is to assess the efficiency and effectiveness of the Project and its implementation in achieving its intended results. It is to assess the continued relevance and appropriateness of the project, its design and its implementation in addressing the identiﬁed problems and needs. The ﬁndings and recommendations of this Mid-term Project Review will identify major gaps and suggest necessary course corrections for the remaining period of the project implementation. It will identify performance levels, achievements and lessons learned. It will also assist CEC and partners to increase the effectiveness and impact of the project, and to ascertain results to date to use in determining optional strategies for project continuation.
The specific objectives of this Mid-term Project Review are as follows:
The review is expected to cover CEC, Prayas and TDH, project area and target communities. The brick kiln workers, workers collectives, brick kiln owners and associations, who have been beneﬁtted from the project in Tripura, Rajasthan and UP, CSOs, the private partners and other relevant stakeholders. The review will also seek the views of relevant govt. departments such as Pollution Control Board, Tripura Small Scale Industries Corporations, etc.
In pursuit of the overall objectives, the following key questions will be considered as part of the Mid-term Review:
The suggested methodology for the review is expected to cover the following areas:
The consultant will produce the following deliverables:
The Mid-term Review will take place in March – April for a period covering four weeks (18 working days) starting mid March 2018.
CEC and Project Partners (Prayas and TDH, Germany) in close collaboration with the Consultant will ensure smooth implementation of the Review. Speciﬁc tasks will include:
The Reviewer will take every measure to safeguard the rights and conﬁdentiality of key informants in the collection of data. The Reviewer will respect CEC’s Code of Conduct for Evaluation.
Undertake the mid-term review and ensure that the process is as participatory as possible;
The consultancy fees will be based on applicable rates. 25% of the fees payable upon signing of the contract; 50% of the fees payable upon submission of an acceptable draft report; and 25% of the fees upon submission of an acceptable ﬁnal report.
Interested consultants are invited to submit detailed CV and Expression of Interest (EOI) marked “Mid-term Project Review - DWGB” to CEC, 173-A, Khirki Village, Malviya Nagar, New Delhi - 110017 or e-mail application to firstname.lastname@example.org on or before 9th March 2018.