London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)
JaRco Consulting is supporting the improvement of maternal and newborn child health in a long-term partnership with LSHTM to determine the quality of interactions between families and frontline workers, to understand the factors influencing implementation and to analyze the relationship between successfully disseminated implementation models and improved survival at scale. Additional activities that JaRco is undertaking include assessing the potential for scaling up interventions and disseminating best practices for M&E in maternal and newborn health.
Save the Children - Pastoralist Afar Girls‘ Education Support Project
JaRco Consulting is conducting the M&E component for the three-year Pastoralist Afar Girls‘ Education Support Project (PAGES), a project being implemented by DFID/Girls‘ Education Challenge (GEC), Save the Children and other partners. The PAGES project aims to address the wide range of factors limiting basic education opportunities for girls living in the Afar region of Ethiopia, and aims to improve 18,500 girls‘ life chances through the achievement of their rights to education. JaRco is responsible for the development of the M&E Framework, the undertaking of baseline, midline and end line evaluations (applying EGRA and EGMA tools) and conducting regular reporting on the project‘s progress.
WFP Long-Term Agreement to Provide Evaluations in Africa
JaRco Consulting has been awarded a long-term agreement to supply evaluation services within 34 sub-Saharan African countries for the World Food Programme. The agreement will see JaRco put together teams of national and international experts to provide the management and implementation of evaluations covering Anglophone and Francophone Africa. We will evaluate work conducted under four categories of WFP‘s operations: Protracted relief and recovery operations; Country programmes; Development projects; and Special operations.
Federal Ministry of Health/Children’s Investment Fund Foundation - Evaluation of the Senior Midwives Project
JaRco’s overall objective is to provide a systematic review of the effectiveness and quality of the Senior Midwife placement model in building healthcare provider capacity. The study will support the Federal Ministry of Health in identifying areas where greater institutional capacity is required in order to strengthen the model of promoting mentor ship with Senior Midwives, and will help to highlight alternatives that may improve performance and cost-efficiency.
UNICEF Ethiopia: Assessment of Routine Immunization Improvement Plan Implementation
JaRco Consulting was contracted to assess the Routine Immunization Improvement Plan Implementation status in the 51 low performing zones, identify and document good practices, challenges and barriers and provide recommendations for corrective measures. Under this contract, JaRco developed evaluation implementation protocols and procedures, designed the evaluation instruments, program PDAs, recruit and train data collectors, conduct data collection – including a document review, key informant interviews with ZTAs, Health Facility Observations, and a Survey of Mothers/Primary Caretakers of Infants – data entry and cleaning, analysis and report writing. After comprehensive data analysis, a final report will be produced.
UNICEF - Monitoring and Evaluation Component of the End Child Marriage project in Amhara
JaRco will put in place an M&E system to monitor the project over its 5 year duration. The project measures qualitative and quantitative indicators related to early marriage, and explore changes in knowledge, attitudes and practices among the communities living in the Amhara region. JaRco will develop an evaluation plan, conduct the base, mid and endline evaluations, as well as conduct regular monitoring. Throughout, JaRco will provide UNICEF and MOWCYA with a knowledgeable, close-by and attentive research partner that will help generate the information needed to ensure the ECM programme is implemented as best as possible. We will then leave in place an improved system for monitoring ECM in Amhara that will be owned by MOWCYA and the BOWCYA and can be implemented at regular points after the three years of this assignment.
Pact Ethiopia - Baseline Survey of the Service Delivery and Natural Resource Management Component
JaRco Consulting PLC is carrying out a Natural Resource Management (NRM) baseline survey high lighting issues relating to natural resource management in twelve (12) woreda’s in the Oromia, Somali, Afar, Gambella, and SNNP regions. The project is designed to: 1) support the strengthening of the Ministry of Federal and Pastoralist Development Affairs’ (MoFPDA) peacebuilding structures, tools and interventions and 2) build resilient communities by improving service delivery and natural resource management. JaRco consulting aims to assess the knowledge, attitudes and practices of stakeholders related to service delivery, NRM, community level resilience and the GoE’s Climate Resilient Green (CRGE) strategy; establish baseline values against which accomplishments of the project will be gauged; and finally provide recommendations for effective programming & improved planning, strategy development and implementation of the project.
The Packard Foundation-Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Services to the Packard Foundation\'s Youth Challenge Initiative to Enhance Sexual and Reproductive Health in Ethiopia
JaRco will work with the Packard Foundation\'s Youth Challenge Initiative to Enhance Sexual and Reproductive Health in Ethiopia to provide Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Services. Our intended outcomes will include 1) expanded evidence base on comprehensive sexuality education and adolescent sexual and reproductive health and or delaying early marriage approaches; 2) increased technical support to strengthen project monitoring and evaluation; and 3) strategic communication of evidence on comprehensive sexuality education/adolescent and reproductive health.