Catholic Health Association of India CHAI
Consultant - External Evaluation of Pratyasha Palliative Care Project
Consultant, Monitoring, Evaluation, Policy, Research
Secunderabad Telangana
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Job Type

Full Time

Closing Date

Jul 29 2021


Request for Submission of 

Expression of Interest for

External Evaluation of Pratyasha Phase II Palliative Care Programme




CHAI invites application from consultants to conduct an evaluation of the ongoing palliative care programme being implemented in seven palliative care units in different states across India.




The Catholic Health Association of India (CHAI) with the support of Misereor has been implementing the Project entitled “PRATYASHA – A Ray of Hope, Enhancing access to holistic palliative care and end-of-life care, especially in resource limit settings, incorporating principles of Primary Health Care in six Holistic Palliative care units and one Holistic Palliative care centers spread around across 7 states, namely (Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Tamil Nadu, and Maharashtra ) along with other honorarium support to doctors in 22 districts across India to carry home based palliative care services.


Objective of External Evaluation (EE):


The proposed EE of the Pratyasha Palliative Care Project by an independent consultant aims at: Enabling the Catholic Health Association of India (CHAI) as the Legal Holder of the Project - to assess the performance of the programme.


With this end in view, the EE should address the following aspects[1]:

  1. Relevance (The extent to which project objectives and design respond to the needs, priorities and policies of the target groups and of the organization responsible for the project and its partners.)

  2. Coherence (The compatibility of the project with other interventions in a country, sector or institution.)

  3. Effectiveness (The extent to which a project achieved, or is expected to achieve, its objectives (as laid out in the Project Contract) and outputs, including differential results across target groups.)

  4. Efficiency (The extent to which the project delivers or is likely to deliver results in an economic and timely way)

  5. Intended and Unintended Effects/Outcomes (The positive and negative changes produced by a project at a higher level. The evaluation should focus on both intended and unintended outcomes and impacts.)

  6. Sustainability (The extent to which the net benefits of the project continue, or are likely to continue. Benefits are intended to be socially, environmentally, economically and technologically sustainable. The review is also intended to include institutional aspects.)

Requirement of Independent Consultant (IC):


The EE based on the following prerogatives:

  • The IC must have the professional/technical expertise and practical experience necessary to analyse and assess Inpatient and Community Based Palliative Health care projects which focuses on improving access to palliative care services for marginalised patients and on pain and symptom management (not curative treatment) along with psychological – social - spiritual support.

  • The IC must have the methodological know-how necessary to carry out the evaluation, especially to evaluate the quality of services provided by the palliative care units. (Judged by referring to the written curriculum vitae and, if possible, by conducting a personal interview).

  • The person must not have close links to the project or the legal holder of the project, and hence, the following conflicts of interests are therefore be excluded:

  1. Employees or former employees of CHAI, their direct relatives and spouses

  2. Members of supervisory bodies of the project, their direct relatives and spouses

  3. Persons who provided advisory inputs during project implementation

  4. Persons who are in some other way dependent on the project or CHAI.

  5. Expert consultants who have had previous contact with the project.

  6. The selected IC may induct one or two other team members, especially who knows the local language to make the evaluative interactions more effective and to complement the IC in expertise and experience.

Scope of EE of the Project: 1st January 2019 to 31st March 2021


The ongoing phase of the Pratyasha Palliative Care Project was commenced on 1stJanuary 2019 for a period of three years up to 31st December 2021. The proposed EE is for the period from January 2019 to March 2021.


Evaluation Report:


The IC shall submit the report of EE within the prescribed time limit for which he/she accepts responsibility, after duly conducting the EE based on the ToR – focusing on the aforementioned Objective and Areas of External Evaluation. The Draft and Final EE Report need to be submitted by IC within the time limit set in the Schedule


Payment Terms

  • 50% of the amount will be paid at the time of commencement of evaluation and the remaining 50% will be paid after receiving the Final Report.

  • All expenses other than the Consultation fee will be paid based on actual.

  • The professional charges per day mentioned in the estimated budget do not include the TDS/GST to be deducted.

Note: The IC expenditure related to Food, Accommodation and Travel will be taken care by the Organization on actual basis.


How to apply


Those who are interested please send a CV to describing past evaluations undertaken and explaining the experience in the field of Palliative Care projects.  


Please mention in the subject line – Application for conducting External Evaluation of Pratyasha Palliative Care Project. The applications should be received latest by 29th July to the below mentioned email id.

[1]Development Assistance Committee of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). DAC Principles for Evaluation of Development Assistance. 1991. Available at:


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