EOI for Improvement of access to water and sanitation for vulnerable people living in Thar Desert, Rajasthan India

His Highness Maharaja Hanwant Singhji Charitable Trust
Last date: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Detailed Description

About the Project

Project Sahayata – XIII is linked to improvement of access to water and sanitation for vulnerable people living in the Thar Desert, Rajasthan India through construction of tankas on individual household basis and basic sanitation facility comprising of one toilet and one-bathroom unit to the most needy on participatory basis. Needless to emphasis the importance of water and sanitation as both are basic human rights. Top priority must be given to provide these facilities in remote rural areas of the Thar where these facilities have not reached. The unreachable must be reached. With this background, the Trust launched a 34 months Sahayata Project (01.03.2017 to 31.12.2019) with financial support from Ministry of Foreign Affair of Luxembourg in partnership with PADEM.

42 tankas and 345 latrine / shower units were to be constructed during 3 calendar years of the Project in worst affected, most under developed and remote areas of western part of Jodhpur district in Baap block of Phalodi Tehsil, District Jodhpur. The project areas comprise of Gram Panchayat Tepu, Sihda, Shekhasar, Jaimla and Ghatore. The infrastructure was to be constructed by the beneficiary himself and looking to the poor financial status of the people of the target area, payment to the beneficiaries was made in three installments in consonance with the stages of construction through account payee cheques. No middleman or contractor was to be involved.

About the benefactor

PADEM is an NGO based in France and Luxembourg that works in close collaboration with local partners on improvement of living conditions for vulnerable people in nine countries. PADEM has a holistic approach and works on improvement of infrastructures, economical and social activities, improvement of life skills, education of the children and supports the people with disabilities etc. PADEM – Luxembourg is supporting us since 2006 for promotion of education of rural girls and providing access to water and sanitation facilities to the poor and deprived section of the society mainly in rural areas. 

About us, the Implementing Agency HHMHSCT

HHMHSCT i.e. His Highness Maharaja Hanwant Singhji Charitable Trust was established in 1971. Since its inception, the Trust is continuously working in rural areas of Western Rajasthan with a view to provide relief and rehabilitation in times of natural calamities. To improve the quality of life of the people of Thar, the Trust through Projects like Sahyog has created permanent assets such as anicuts, hand pumps, tankas pastures etc. and has educated people to enhance their livelihood in the field of agriculture, animal husbandry and small scale income generating activities.

Aims of Final Evaluation

To determine the impact of Project interventions on beneficiaries and the extent to which the objectives have been met against specific indicators and targets.
To document and provide feedback on challenges and lessons learned on all relevant aspects of the Project in order to serve the beneficiaries in the best possible manner for our forthcoming Project.

Expected Results / Specific Area of Evaluation

  • To access overall performance against the Project objectives as set in the Project document.
  • To access the relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, impact and sustainability of the Project
  • Relevance – Validity of Project purpose and overall goal in terms of the development policy in the target sector as well as the needs of the target groups and stakeholders at the time of the evaluation. The extent to which the objectives and results of the Project are consistent with core issues addressed in the Project document.
  • Effectiveness – The extent to which Project purpose is achieved as planned through the activities in the Project, and examines the attainment of the Project purpose, relationship between Project purpose and outputs, and influence of external factors. The extent to which the objectives have been achieved? How effective are the interventions to realize the desired outcomes?
  • Efficiency – Productivity of the Project and examine to what extent the inputs have been converted into the outputs, whether timing of the inputs has been appropriate. How well the various activities have transformed the available resources into the intended results, in terms of quantity, quality and time.
  • Impact – The direct / indirect, positive / negative influences caused by implementation of the Project, including the extent to which the overall goal is attained. To what extent has the intervention realized the desired impact-both intended and unintended? Were the expected outcomes achieved?
  • Sustainability – The extent to which the benefits generated by the Project shall sustain after the termination of the Project and examine fundamental elements to sustain the benefits. Which Project components or various impacts of the Project can be sustained beyond the Project period. How can the Project results / impacts can be scaled up or replicated?

Approach of the Evaluation Mission

  • To study Project documentation – Annual reports of 3 years of the Project, key findings of Project review conducted by Gaeten de Beaupuis and midterm evaluation of the Project.
  • Collect relevant data through desk study and interviews with Project team of HHMHSCT and prepare an evaluation plan with questionnaires.
  • To develop appropriate data collection tools before the field study.
  • To collect relevant data through desk study, interviews with beneficiaries, Sarpanchs, Field Supervisors and by checking the infrastructure constructed.
  • To compile a comprehensive evaluation report in English language.

Qualifications of Potential Evaluator

  • A master degree in social studies or a field related to rural development.
  • Extensive experience in conducting Project evaluation of similar nature.
  • Experience in data processing, written presentation and analytical skill.
  • Excellent command in spoken and writing skills in Hindi and English.
  • Expression of Interest along with Technical and Financial Offer should be reached to the General Manager of the Trust  by 20th November, 2019 through mail or by  post at The General Manager, H.H. Maharaja Hanwant Singhji Charitable Trust, Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur 342006. 


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