Third Party Monitoring & Evaluation

Third party monitoring for multisector emergency response project
Since July 2021, World Vision Somalia has been implementing the Multisector Emergency Response Project in Somalia. This project, using a multisector emergency response, seeks to restore the wellbeing of vulnerable communities in Somalia affected by the aftermath of severe flooding, drought, and locusts. This goal aligns with Bureau for Humanitarian Affairs (BHA) mission to save lives, alleviate human suffering, and reduce the impact of disaster by helping people in need become more self-reliant. The Multisector Emergency Response project was undertaken together with selected governmental line ministries and district authorities, community leaders and all other relevant stakeholders.
World Vision Somalia contracted HACOF to conduct independent monitoring and verification of activity implementation, asses the level of stakeholder engagement, examine project processes and procedures, monitor the context, identify implementation strengths and gaps and based on this derive lessons and recommendations.
End line review for HBCC project: Inclusive communities: Changing behaviours to respond to covid-19
CARE International UK received funding from Unilever-DFID HBCC (Hygiene Behaviour Change Coalition) to drive hygiene behaviour change communication to the vulnerable communities living in rural, urban, and IDP centres, across five countries: Zimbabwe, Rwanda, Somalia, Jordan, and North-Eastern Syria. The overall objective(s) of the project was to Minimise the transmission of and harmful impact of COVID-19 by delivering inclusive and interactive gender-responsive mass media and digital communications, supported by product availability and community interventions that improve personal and environmental hygiene practices, and reduce stigma and discrimination. CARE International Somalia secured one-year funding to implement the HBCC project in Somaliland, Puntland, Galmudug, and Jubbaland. The project was undertaken through an extensive mass media, digital and interpersonal hygiene promotion information, and messaging campaign in communities and institutions supported by the provision of water supply and handwashing kits and infrastructure as well as provision of relevant Personal Protective Equipment-PPE, as per the context.
The project aimed to rapidly disseminate messaging in support of the government’s actions for a wider reach of information coverage and to curb the COVID -19 pandemic. The project also worked with relevant government institutions and community-based organizations to engage vulnerable communities and institutions to promote effective hygiene with a focus on COVID-19 preventive measures. Messages were developed following a rapid baseline assessment survey using mainly WASH’Em approach (an approach developed and promoted by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and that is mainly qualitative in nature) to understand the health characteristics of target communities; most preferred touchpoints and to have a basis on which to adapt existing messages or to design new ones. Some countries also combined the use of the WASH’Em approach and quantitative approaches to enrich the process, especially on quantitative processes. A mix of existing government messages and UNILEVER assets were brought in for both the design of promotional materials and campaign management.
HACOF was contracted to assess the overall change outcomes of the COVID-19 Hygiene Behaviour Change Campaign and identify key lessons learned for the campaign and for future strategies.
Endline evaluation of Galkayo joint peace-building initiative project/ Galdogob/Luug/ Sool and Sanaag stabilization development initiatives.
The End-line evaluations focused on three output indicators of SSF. In particular, the HACOF assignments evaluated SFF’s output 3-increased government visibility and community engagement. In addition, it looked at output 4-reduced community vulnerability to conflicts. The project’s evaluated included CDD Horseed Bulsho Project implemented by CARE the E in Sanaag region Wadahadal project implemented by DRC in Sool, Joint Galkacyo Peace Building project implemented by Puntland Youth and Social Association (PSA) and Centre for Peace Democracy (CPD), and Galdogob project implemented by CARE.
HACOF undertakes endline evaluation to educate the community on the important of peace. The purpose of this study was to reduce the community vulnerability on the conflict this can be done by creating awareness of the conflict zone areas and mobilizing the community to live harmony.
Third party monitoring for the supply & installation of solar street lights in eight locations Bari, Karkaar and Galdogob economic growth
Puntland: Supply and installation of solar streetlights in eight (8) locations of Bari, Karkaar, and Nugal regions of Puntland. The solar street lighting project was necessitated by security needs and the urge to do normal business during the night. The project was funded by Adam Smith International through Somalia Stability Fund (SSF) which further contracted Sky Energy and Construction Company in Dec 2017 to supply and install the solar streetlights in eight locations. Apex Engineering Ltd was contracted by the Somali Stability Fund (SSF) Program to manage and supervise the supply and installation of solar streetlights by Sky energy.
Galdogob: community perceptions of lighting and police station for improved security, with consideration of the perceptions of women and female youth (physical mobility and safety, trust in police, the impact of security on the ability to conduct business and socialize). Under this project, SSF built Police Station, Market, and Street light. HACOF was contracted to conduct monitoring of the project.
Third party monitoring for stabilization support in Somalia
The purpose of this monitoring and evaluation assignment was to conduct an intervention for Livelihood International’s (LI), and Employ¬ment Opportunities for Marginalized Groups (EOMG) programming, activities focused on youth employment, human capital, and private sector development investments.
HACOF undertake the project for stabilization support to examine the extent to which interventions like livelihood and employment opportunities reach out the marginalized group. This project was also focusing on youth employment by increasing human capital for the betterment of improving living standards as well as private sector development.
End of project performance evaluation for HOPE project conflict and mitigation activities
Harnessing Opportunity for Peace Engagement (HOPE) Project was a two-year project (2016-2018) funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by IRC. Initially the project was to be implemented in Afgooye, but due to challenges particularly posed by inter-clan dynamics and the security situation, the second year of implementation was done in Hawl wadag and Karan districts of Mogadishu, Somalia.
The HOPE project, targeting community members and Local Government Administrations (LGAs), aims at fostering community resilience to violence by strengthening community relations and decision-making at the local level, creating change at both the attitudinal and institutional levels, as well as fostering positive relationships at two levels: among communities; and between communities and local government.
Human Trafficking Assessment in South Central, Somalia
The assessment was commissioned by IOM and implemented in collaboration with the Federal Government of Somalia, with the financial support from the Government of Japan. The assessment sought to establish the trends of human trafficking in South Central Somalia whose findings will enable IOM to facilitate implementation of appropriate activities through its projected interventions to combat human trafficking and support establishment and implementation of appropriate systems and structures within the government institutions to help address human trafficking in South Central Somalia. The primary purpose of the assessment was to gain a comprehensive overview and understanding of Trafficking in Person (TIP); assess affected populations, recent trends, and their nature and form(s); understand how Tip is carried out (the modus operandi); and identify measures appropriate to responding to (Tip) in southern and central Somalia