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Terms of Reference for a Consultancy to conduct a 5- Day Basic Counselling Skills Training for Peace Builders (AFSC South Sudan Pilot Program)

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Countries: Kenya, South Sudan
Organization: American Friends Service Committee
Closing date: 10 Jul 2021

Background

The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) is a Quaker organization that includes people of various faiths who are committed to social justice, peace, and humanitarian service. AFSC promotes nonviolent approaches to conflict resolution. As such, we seek to promote the transformation of cultural and societal norms, values, and behaviors to reject violence, with Simplicity, Peace, Integrity, Community, Equality and Stewardship as our values.

The South Sudan Pilot Program

AFSC is implementing a trauma healing for enhanced peace building pilot program in South Sudan for a period of two years. The program aims to contribute to quality trauma healing processes for peaceful co-existence in South Sudan by ensuring that Peace builders of 8 CSOs/FBOs are sufficiently supported to care for themselves as well as others.

AFSC has undertaken substantial work in South Sudan to mobilize and train peace builders as Trainers of Trainers (ToT) in secondary trauma. Following the training, there has been increased demand for counseling services as the peace builders sought to heal their own primary and secondary trauma and that of their clients from the communities they work with. AFSC has recruited a counselor to offer counseling services to the peacebuilders. The counselor also offers clinical supervision support to the peacebuilders as they seek to help the communities. The project identifies the need to address current gaps in service provision, counseling, and referral services. The gap analysis identifies among other requirements, the need to train the peace builders in basic counseling skills to help them support the traumatized population better.

AFSC is seeking to recruit a highly qualified consultant trainer with a wealth of knowledge, skills, and experience to carry out a 5-day basic counseling skills training for the peace builders in South Sudan.

The consultancy scope:

The training is expected to exhaustively cover the following areas:

  • Basic counselling skills concepts
  • The role of a counselor,
  • Qualities of a good counselor,
  • Principles of counselling
  • Psychological first aid,
  • The various counselling therapies
  • Practical scenarios on conducting one on one and group trauma counselling

The consultancy objective:

To train a team of 36 peace builders from the South Sudan project and 2 AFSC program staff. Specifically, the Consultant(s) is expected to:

  • Develop and execute a five-day training on basic counseling skills for the 38 participants aimed at creating a pool of well-trained peace builders in Basic counseling skills in South Sudan
  • Develop effective reference materials/tools for participants. The consultant is also expected to share a package of the training materials (handouts) for future reference.
  • Conduct pre- and post-training assessment of the participants.
  • Prepare a final training report.

The training workshop should:

  • Engage participants in actual/practical exercises that enhance one on one and group counseling therapies.
  • Engage participants in simulating relevant and realistic critical incident and trauma counseling scenarios for practicing and applying the skills acquired.
  • Engage participatory training methodologies to encourage participants to fully contribute to interactive practical exercises with feedback, coaching on the relevant skills and processes and discussion exercises.
  • Provide participants with a set of basic counseling materials and the workshop Resource Package/ handouts.

Applicant’s Requirements

The consultant should hold at least a master’s degree in psychology, psychiatry, clinical social or mental health from a recognized institution.

Experience and skill

  • Minimum three years of demonstrable work experience in providing training, supervision and psychological counselling
  • Experience of providing trauma counselling in conflict zones

  • Experience on module/manual development on related training as well as expertise on implementation of participatory training methodologies

  • Experience working in South Sudan is an added advantage

  • Excellent writing and oral communication skills in English

  • Good report writing skills

  • Demonstrable ability to conduct virtual training

How to apply:

Interested Candidates who meet the required qualifications and experience are invited to submit their application including:

  • Personal Statement including the CV of participating consultants
  • Technical proposal that summarizes understanding of the TOR and methodology
  • Detailed training schedule
  • Financial proposal providing consultancy fees with a breakdown of costs (including Tax)
  • 3 references (one being on the most recent assignment)

The application should reach AFSC before or by close of business, 10th July 2021. The application should be sent to:

The Country Representative – Somalia

P.O. Box 66448 – 00800

Nairobi, Kenya

Or email: infoafrica@afsc.org

The AFSC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Terms of Reference for a Consultancy to conduct a 5- Day Basic Counselling Skills Training for Peace Builders (AFSC South Sudan Pilot Program)

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Countries: Kenya, South Sudan
Organization: American Friends Service Committee
Closing date: 10 Jul 2021

Background

The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) is a Quaker organization that includes people of various faiths who are committed to social justice, peace, and humanitarian service. AFSC promotes nonviolent approaches to conflict resolution. As such, we seek to promote the transformation of cultural and societal norms, values, and behaviors to reject violence, with Simplicity, Peace, Integrity, Community, Equality and Stewardship as our values.

The South Sudan Pilot Program

AFSC is implementing a trauma healing for enhanced peace building pilot program in South Sudan for a period of two years. The program aims to contribute to quality trauma healing processes for peaceful co-existence in South Sudan by ensuring that Peace builders of 8 CSOs/FBOs are sufficiently supported to care for themselves as well as others.

AFSC has undertaken substantial work in South Sudan to mobilize and train peace builders as Trainers of Trainers (ToT) in secondary trauma. Following the training, there has been increased demand for counseling services as the peace builders sought to heal their own primary and secondary trauma and that of their clients from the communities they work with. AFSC has recruited a counselor to offer counseling services to the peacebuilders. The counselor also offers clinical supervision support to the peacebuilders as they seek to help the communities. The project identifies the need to address current gaps in service provision, counseling, and referral services. The gap analysis identifies among other requirements, the need to train the peace builders in basic counseling skills to help them support the traumatized population better.

AFSC is seeking to recruit a highly qualified consultant trainer with a wealth of knowledge, skills, and experience to carry out a 5-day basic counseling skills training for the peace builders in South Sudan.

The consultancy scope:

The training is expected to exhaustively cover the following areas:

  • Basic counselling skills concepts
  • The role of a counselor,
  • Qualities of a good counselor,
  • Principles of counselling
  • Psychological first aid,
  • The various counselling therapies
  • Practical scenarios on conducting one on one and group trauma counselling

The consultancy objective:

To train a team of 36 peace builders from the South Sudan project and 2 AFSC program staff. Specifically, the Consultant(s) is expected to:

  • Develop and execute a five-day training on basic counseling skills for the 38 participants aimed at creating a pool of well-trained peace builders in Basic counseling skills in South Sudan
  • Develop effective reference materials/tools for participants. The consultant is also expected to share a package of the training materials (handouts) for future reference.
  • Conduct pre- and post-training assessment of the participants.
  • Prepare a final training report.

The training workshop should:

  • Engage participants in actual/practical exercises that enhance one on one and group counseling therapies.
  • Engage participants in simulating relevant and realistic critical incident and trauma counseling scenarios for practicing and applying the skills acquired.
  • Engage participatory training methodologies to encourage participants to fully contribute to interactive practical exercises with feedback, coaching on the relevant skills and processes and discussion exercises.
  • Provide participants with a set of basic counseling materials and the workshop Resource Package/ handouts.

Applicant’s Requirements

The consultant should hold at least a master’s degree in psychology, psychiatry, clinical social or mental health from a recognized institution.

Experience and skill

  • Minimum three years of demonstrable work experience in providing training, supervision and psychological counselling
  • Experience of providing trauma counselling in conflict zones

  • Experience on module/manual development on related training as well as expertise on implementation of participatory training methodologies

  • Experience working in South Sudan is an added advantage

  • Excellent writing and oral communication skills in English

  • Good report writing skills

  • Demonstrable ability to conduct virtual training

How to apply:

Interested Candidates who meet the required qualifications and experience are invited to submit their application including:

  • Personal Statement including the CV of participating consultants
  • Technical proposal that summarizes understanding of the TOR and methodology
  • Detailed training schedule
  • Financial proposal providing consultancy fees with a breakdown of costs (including Tax)
  • 3 references (one being on the most recent assignment)

The application should reach AFSC before or by close of business, 10th July 2021. The application should be sent to:

The Country Representative – Somalia

P.O. Box 66448 – 00800

Nairobi, Kenya

Or email: infoafrica@afsc.org

The AFSC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Grant Manager

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Jun 232021
 

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: Relief International
Closing date: 22 Jul 2021

Position: Grants Manager

Reports to: Program Director

Location: Juba – South Sudan, with travel to field offices in country

Duration: 12 months with possible extension

About RI:

Relief International is a leading nonprofit organization working in 20 countries to relieve poverty, ensure well-being and advance dignity. We specialize in fragile settings, responding to natural disasters, humanitarian crises and chronic poverty.

Relief International combines humanitarian and development approaches to provide immediate services while laying the groundwork for long-term impact. Our signature approach — which we call the RI Way—emphasizes local participation, an integration of services, strategic partnerships, and a focus on civic skills. In this way, we empower communities to find, design and implement the solutions that work best for them.

RI believes that gender equality is a basic right for all people, and it is critical to directly address gender-based discrimination and promote gender equality in order to ensure sustainable development.

Position Summary:

The Grants Manager is responsible for leading efficient and quality program grants management processes, and actively overseeing the contracts portfolio and ensuring compliance to internal and donor requirements. Key responsibilities include: management of the donor portfolio, identification of funding opportunities, coordination and oversight of development of quality proposals and reports and their timely submission, information and knowledge management to promote learning, ensuring production and appropriate use of materials for external communications to different audiences. The Grants Manager will also represent RI-South Sudan at key donor and external coordination meetings in consultation CD and PD, and facilitate internal programme reviews and workshops.

Position Responsibilities and Duties:

The Grants Manager’s specific responsibilities are as follows:

Grants Management (45%)

· Oversee development of a diverse range of proposals and progress reports, such as financial highlights, program and country overviews, produced by the Grants Management team.

· Develop and manage effective processes and tools to enhance RI-South Sudan’s grant effectiveness, including but not limited to:

o Communicating and collaborating with key internal stakeholders

o Managing inputs and deliverables from all team members to ensure high quality materials are developed and deadlines are met

o Ensuring effective and timely communication of program progress

o Develop content and manage resources to deliver compelling communications for donors that convey RI-South Sudan’s and programs on time. Assemble program data and stories from the field for donor reporting

· Drive the proposal and progress report development process for strategic donors. Work with the Program Director, and Finance Manager to generate proposal narrative, budgets and financial reports

· Liaise with RI’s global and regional support offices to ensure timely award and grant amendment processing

· Support the program team throughout the entire grant/project lifecycle. This includes:

o Work with the Program Director to support mobilization of projects prior to award signature

o Support recruitment and procurement planning with program teams during mobilization and regular project/BVA reviews

o Support the facilitation of grant opening meetings, quarterly grant review meetings, and grant close out meetings in collaboration with the Finance Manager and Program Director

o Coordinate the development of sub-grant agreements and any subsequent modifications;

o Lead, follow up, and coordinate the timely close out of grant contracts

Reporting (40%)

· Work closely with the Program Director to develop standard reporting templates, and a reporting calendar for all report submissions (establishing clear internal and external deadlines)

· Share a monthly reporting dashboard with reporting templates that will support timely submission of donor reports and other contractual deliverables.

· Must possess strong communication skills and should be confident meeting and engaging with donors along with the Program Director

· Keep RI’s internal grant tracker updated with all relevant milestones, the status of grant amendments and/or extensions, and ensure essential documents are uploaded properly.

· Support the back up of important program documentation to RI’s internal server (Box) for South Sudan Programs. This includes BVA review session meeting notes, spend down plans and work plans for all grants, and other project documentation.

People Management and Capacity Building (15%)

· Supervises the Reporting and Communications Officer and Interns within the Grants and Reporting Unit ensuring appropriate and timely performance management.

· Develop capacity strengthening plan for field-level grants & communication team

· Develop and roll out training and job aids to field team

Qualifications & requirements:

This position demands a dynamic individual with a demonstrated ability to achieve results in a demanding and fast paced environment.

· B.A required, Master’s degree preferred; academic or equivalent work experience in international development, humanitarian studies, etc.

· Minimum of 3 years working experience as Grants and Reporting Lead in complex humanitarian settings, with knowledge of integrated Health, WASH Nutrition FSL and Protection programming

· Wide experience in effective strategic level communication and coordination with national partners, central and local authorities, NGO partners, UN agencies and other relevant stakeholders

· In-depth knowledge of international development programming

· An understanding of the operating context in the South Sudan (preferred)

· Excellent writing and research skills and computer literacy, including previous donor report writing experience

· Demonstrated ability to coordinate complex activities, meet deadlines, and exercise sound judgment

· Demonstrated ability to work effectively as part of a team or independently

· Fluency in English and strong English writing skills are required

· Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, stressful environment. Must be flexible, willing to perform other duties and work irregular hours

· Excellent time management skills and resourcefulness with strong attention to detail

· Excellent interpersonal, communication, public speaking, and strategic planning skill

· Demonstrable experience in capacity development

· Strong people management skills.

RI Values:
We uphold the Humanitarian Principles: humanity, neutrality, impartiality, and operational independence. We affirmatively engage the most vulnerable communities.**

We value:

· Inclusiveness

· Transparency and Accountability

· Agility and Innovation

· Collaboration

· Sustainability

Living Conditions/Environmental Conditions

This position is based in Juba, South Sudan and requires up to (40%) travel to field office locations within the country, and offers an opportunity to join a diverse and open workplace, with a team committed to inclusion, innovation, and personal development. We also offer:

· Self-contained living accommodation (own bedroom, kitchenette and sitting area) in a very safe shared compound in Juba.

· 6-week R&R cycle with a financial contribution towards the R&R costs

· Very competitive compensation, Danger Pay and daily post differential among other benefits

· Access to RI’s award-winning learning management system with a wide menu of training resources, and internal/external training courses. **

How to Apply

Interested candidates are required to submit a detailed CV and cover letter latest by July 21st , 2021. We greatly appreciate your interest in working with RI, but we’ll only be able to contact shortlisted candidates. Due to the urgency of this role, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and selected candidates interviewed prior to the closing date that may appear on any of the job boards where this vacancy is posted.

RI’s talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to safeguarding the rights and dignity of all people – especially children and vulnerable adults – to live free from abuse and harm.

RI is an Equal Opportunity Employer – EOE/M/F/D/V. **

How to apply:

Interested applicants please follow this link to apply;

https://phg.tbe.taleo.net/phg01/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=RI&cws=4&rid=1675

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Finance Manager – South Sudan

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Jun 122021
 

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: Norwegian Refugee Council
Closing date: 24 Jun 2021

About the context

Years of conflict and insecurity in South Sudan have resulted in one of the world’s worst and most protracted humanitarian contexts. NRC’s programme has grown in recent years to combine both emergency response and recovery programming, with a budget of $22 million and a team of 350 staff (including 20 International) operating from three large area offices and managed from the country office in Juba.

About the Role

The Finance Manager (FM) is responsible for managing the CO Finance Department. As a member of the CMG (country managemet’s leadership team), s/he is responsible for ensuring the robustness of the CO’s financial management systems and processes. S/he is in charge of financial management and compliance, communication, capacity building of finance staff as well as capacity strengthening of subrecipients and consortium members in the area of financial management. The Finance Manager designs, improves and maintains effective financial systems and processes. In line with NRC’ strategic priority to reinforce an organizational culture of high performance and accountability, s/he works with CO management to ensure that the country program maintains a high level of resource stewardship and strict financial accountability.

NRC South Sudan has 2 senior managers in Finance who both report to the Head of Support. They are (i) Finance Manager (this current role) and (ii) Budgets and Reporting Manager. Both managers provide managerial and technical coverage at the time of leaves.

Role Responsibilities

  • Provide an enabling environment for the implementation of cash-based interventions, through working across program and support teams and the development of relevant guidance and Standard Operation Procedures
  • Contribute to the identification of opportunities to implement cash-based interventions and market based programs by participating in assessments and response analysis discussions
  • Regularly conduct finance analysis of CO operations in SS and advice CMG accordingly;
  • Ensure the robustness of the CO’s financial management systems and processes;
  • Strengthen capacity of sub-recipients and consortium members in the area of financial management;
  • Design, improve and maintain an effective financial systems and processes;
  • Reinforce an organizational culture of high performance and accountability.

To be successful in this role you must have:

  • University degree in accounting, business administration, finance or related fields with professional qualification (ACCA, CPA, CIMA…etc). Master degree will be an advantage.
  • A minimum 3 years of experience from working as a senior Financial Manager in a complex humanitarian/recovery context
  • Experience from working in a larger scale, complex and volatile contexts
  • Solid knowledge of computer software and modern accounting systems, preferably proficiency in an ERP system
  • Familiarity with rules and regulations of major donors such as EU, ECHO, USAID…etc
  • Experience in designing or managing a consortium program in a lead organization
  • Knowledge and skills in cash-based interventions and financial service provider assessments
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal

Please find the full JD of this role on this link.

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to join our work culture that empowers every employee to share ideas and take responsibility: At NRC we think outside the box. We encourage ideas and give responsibility to all employees at all levels, to help solve the complex issues that we face. You will have many opportunities to be heard and take initiative.

How to apply:

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MEAL Coordinator for DCA’s South Sudan Country Office

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Jun 052021
 

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: DanChurchAid
Closing date: 25 Jun 2021

DanChurchAid (DCA) is looking for an experienced Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning Coordinator. The position is a two- and half–year position with the possibility of extension based on performance and donor funding. Duty station will be Juba with frequent travels to field locations.

DCA is working with local partners in South Sudan to assist the poorest of the poor with a focus on protection, combating hunger, working for peace and conflict mitigation and the safe removal of explosive remnants of war (EWR).

In DCA we strive to secure high-quality standards for both our programme and support staff. The aim for our staff is to maintain a smooth running of the DCA Office with accountability, professionalism and staff welfare as a priority; creating an efficient, open and inspiring work environment for all.

Position Description

The MEAL Coordinator will work closely with the Head of Programmes to strengthen DCA South Sudan quality of programs, monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning systems.

1. Programme MEAL system, framework: Development and Implementation

1a. Programme Monitoring and Evaluation

a. Develop and implement a MEAL strategy and approach with related to support learning, management and accountability for the country programme

b. Provide technical support to DCA units and partner M&E staff through regular contact, field visits and meetings

c. Oversee the roll out and functionality of DCA South Sudan IM system, including the design and maintain electronic and paper-based MIS/GIS systems for tracking and reporting all data

d. Play an active role in global DCA MEAL community of practice, contributing to knowledge sharing and ensuring DCA South Sudan representation in development of global tools and approaches

1b. Programme Quality and Accountability

a. Assume role of CHS Focal Point for the South Sudan Country Office to ensure programme quality and accountability

b. set up and oversee the functionality of complaints and feedback mechanisms

c. Lead on program accountability to partners, national government, benefiting communities and donors

d. periodically follow up and revise on CHS plan implementation

2. Project MEAL systems and Framework

2a. MEAL framework development and Implementation

a. Ensure that the DCA South Sudan program delivers on all internal and external MEAL requirements in a timely manner and with high quality information, which is relevant, disaggregated, triangulated and well analysed

b. Participate in and / or co-facilitate grant opening, closing and other management meetings in collaboration with the Program Managers, Program Officers, and Finance Department

2b. MEAL Data Collection

a. Support DCA units to ensure partners are collecting information on all agreed program indicators and reporting on agreed indicators

b. Develop monitoring and data collection tools for the cash transfer and food security and protection (mine action) program based on agreed program MEAL frameworks and work with Senior/Program officers in collection and management of the monitoring information

c. Ensuring that there is continuous verification of project beneficiaries to minimize inclusion and exclusion errors in the project

2c. MEAL Data Storage and Management

  • Maintain databases for all data and information collected or generated by project
  • Facilitate trainings for DCA units and partners on the use of project databases and database related reporting; and in tablet/smart phone technology for monitoring purposes

2d. MEAL Data Analysis, Evaluation and Learning

  • Development and implement appropriate mechanisms and strategies to ensure MEAL data is used appropriately for management and learning, including plans and tools to increase data usage among DCA units and partners
  • Ensure that monthly quantitative and qualitative data analysis is shared with relevant stakeholders to inform program design and review including regular reports to the Program manager on specific program monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning activities
  • Analyse AME data and produce reports, factsheets with useful statistical analysis and presentation (charts, tables, histograms, box plots) as necessary in a timely manner

Education **

  • A bachelor’s degree in relevant field (development, social research preferably with a focus on monitoring)

Experience & Knowledge

  • 3-5 years’ experience in a MEAL role working for an international NGO or similar, working in humanitarian and development contexts
  • Demonstrable experience in project design and use of related logical design methodologies such as theory of change and the log-frame approach
  • Demonstrable knowledge and experience in standards and practice of a range of evaluation types and methodologies
  • Excellent communication skills, written and spoken: strong writing skills in English, including previous proposal and report writing experience is required
  • Experience working with major institutional donors and agencies such as Danida, ECHO/EC, USAID, UN agencies, DFID, and Irish Aid Experience in proposal development and report writing
  • Good team player, flexible and capable of working with and supervising a multinational country team, and capable of working under pressure and in harsh environments
  • Proven capacity to build the M&E skills of colleagues, partners and community members.
  • Confident presentation and facilitation skills, proven record in provision of trainings a plus
  • Ability to travel up to 40% from base (Juba) within South Sudan

We offer:

  • Meaningful, professional, dynamic and pleasant workplace.
  • Workstation: DCA Country office in Juba, South Sudan
  • Duration: One-year contract will initially be offered. Possibility of renewal based on performance and funding
  • Contract Type: According to DCA’s non-family handbook
  • Starting date: ASAP

How to apply:

Please upload your CV and cover letter, no later than 25 June 2021, using the following link: https://www.danchurchaid.org/join-us/jobs/international-vacancies/meal-coordinator-for-dca-s-south-sudan-country-office

A written test will take place on 29-30 June 2021 and interviews will take place on 7-8 July 2021 please clearly indicate if you are unavailable on any of these dates.

Note that all interested irrespective of age, gender, disability, religion or ethnicity are encouraged to apply for the vacancy.

Everyone applying for a job with DCA must be ready to comply with our Staff Policy on Prevention of Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Harassment and our Child Safeguarding Policy.

DCA conducts an anti-terror check as part of the recruitment process. It is a prerequisite that you can pass this check and maintain this status throughout your employment with us.

To know more about DCA please visit our websites (www.danchurchaid.org

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Project endline evaluation – Women’s Integrated Sexual and Reproductive Health – WISH2ACTION

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May 192021
 

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Countries: South Sudan, Uganda
Organization: Handicap International – Humanity & Inclusion
Closing date: 4 Jun 2021

TERMS OF REFERENCE

PROJECT ENDLINE EVALUATION

Name of the Project:

“Women’s Integrated Sexual and Reproductive Health”- WISH2ACTION

Project implementation dates

September 2021

Editor: Mariam Nalukenge

Date of writing: 10th May 2021

GENERAL INFORMATION

1.1 . About Humanity & Inclusion

Humanity and Inclusion (formerly Handicap International) is an international non-governmental Organization founded in 1982 and currently located in more than 60 countries worldwide. Humanity & Inclusion is an independent and impartial aid organisation working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. The organisation works alongside people with disabilities and vulnerable populations, taking action and bearing witness in order to respond to their essential needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights.

1.2 About Humanity & Inclusion in the country/region

The WISH2ACTION (Women’s Integrated Sexual Health) Consortium brings together five internationally recognised leading organizations in their field along with 11 IPPF Member Associations to deliver Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights services across all 16 countries. WISH2ACTION’s operational model – the WISH Cluster Model – is a comprehensive, integrated approach to delivering the four WISH outputs in order to ensure equitable access to family planning and sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), prioritizing the most underserved women and girls, particularly youth under 20, the very poor, and marginalized populations (including people with disability, people displaced or affected by humanitarian crisis, and people living in hard-to-reach areas).

Within the WISH2ACTION Project, Humanity and Inclusion is implementing in six countries (Uganda, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Madagascar, Pakistan, Bangladesh) and through Remote Technical Assistance (to Afghanistan and Mozambique). The mandate of HI is to support consortium partners in making SRHR services delivered to be more inclusive to persons with disabilities.

1. Context of the evaluation (1 page ½ maximum)

1.1 Presentation of the project to be evaluated

Project Title : “Women’s Integrated Sexual and Reproductive Health”- WISH2ACTION

Implementation dates :1st January,2019 to 31st March 2022

Location/Areas of intervention : In Uganda, HI-WISH operates in 3 districts: Mbale-, Yumbe, Arua and (Kampala for Coordination)

In South Sudan, HI-WISH operates in three clusters: Yei, Juba and Aweil East

Operating Partners

  1. IPPF – is the lead consortium partner and is Providing family planning/sexual and reproductive health services(SRH) targeting mostly the youth. IPPF member associations in Uganda are Reproductive Health Uganda (RHU) and Marie Stopes (Uganda). IPPF member association in South Sudan is Reproductive Health Association of South Sudan (RHASS)

  2. Options(Uganda)- Provide information, expertise and evidence based solutions to governments, health workers, civil society and business. To catalyze change so that health service delivery is sustained and services easily accessible by people who need them most.

  3. International Rescue Committee – is providing reproductive health care to people in humanitarian crisis(refugees)

  4. Development Media International (Uganda) – is developing social behavioural change communication messages through mass media channels to increase demand for SRH services.

  5. Humanity and Inclusion- is providing technical support to all the consortium partners to ensure that SRH services are inclusive of persons with disabilities and promote and respect their fundamental rights

Target Groups

Men, Women including Young people, Persons with Disabilities and other marginalised groups

Objectives of the project

Output 1: Community and Individual Choice

  • To challenge social norms that are barriers to individuals’ exercising and accessing their Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Services through social behaviour change communications (SBCC).

Output 2: National Ownership

  • To promote a supportive environment for and increase public investment in SRHR by using evidence, advocacy, and accountability to foster policy change, ensure quality services are delivered, and protect and fulfil SRHR financing.

Output 3: Private Sector Access

  • Building on consortium partners’ extensive service delivery networks in all 16 countries to provide quality, integrated and inclusive FP/SRH services with a focus on reaching the poor, youth under 20, and people with disability. Utilizing multiple service delivery channels to maximise the accessibility and availability of quality FP/SRH services for the neediest people while delivering value for money.

Output 4: Global Goods

  • To create and refine tools, best practices, and evidence generated from implementation of the WISH Cluster Model that will be used to directly improve programming for WISH’s service delivery, messaging and advocacy strategies, while also creating evidence for other practitioners and policymakers on what works in increasing uptake of FP/SRH services, especially among marginalised groups. Significantly, the WISH Cluster Model includes mechanisms for integrating evidence generated from the programme both vertically (from local, to regional, to national levels) as well as horizontally across the programme.

Expected results and indicators

Expected Result 1: Social norms that are barriers to individuals’ exercising and accessing their Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Services changed including persons with disabilities.

Expected Result 2: Increased National Ownership of support SRHR services including persons with disabilities in form of policy, finance, etc. Note: HI not directly working on this result; it’s just contributing in form of technical input to the work of Options.*

Expected Result 3: Increased access and uptake of SRHR services to all persons with a focus on reaching the poor, youth under 20, and people with disability including persons with disabilities.

Expected Result 4: Global Goods inform of best practices and evidences produced on how to support persons with disabilities access SRHR services.

Main activities implemented (HI WISH)

Activities Under Results 1:

  • Conduct Barriers Assessment.

  • Develop/Support the development of disability inclusive SBCC messages.

Activities under Result 2:

  • Review and provide input to advocacy messages from Options to ensure that it is disability inclusive.

Activities under Result 3:

  • Train service providers in providing disability inclusive SRHR.

  • Support in addressing the barrier for Persons with Disabilities from accessing SRHR services.

Activities under Result 4:

  • Document good practices and lessons learnt.

  • Organise Learning and reflection events.

About the WISH2ACTION Partners’ Work

The combined strengths of WISH2ACTION’s consortium allows for the strong integration of service delivery (Output 3) with social behaviour change activities to generate demand and break down barriers to access (Output 1), and with advocacy and accountability initiatives to strengthen national ownership (Output 2), all of which contribute to generating models, tools and evidence for advancing SRHR (Output 4) in a sustainable way.

HI’s work in the WISH2ACTION project is structured based on 3 strategies:

1- Influencing an “inclusive culture”: The objective is to assess the general situation of the country and of service delivery partners and to identify gaps and rooms for improvement in regards to the inclusion of persons with disabilities. Types of activities implemented : analysis of the national context and legal framework in regards to disability inclusion, mapping of SRH actors in the intervention areas and analysis of their capacities in terms of disability inclusion, mapping of Organisations of Persons with Disabilities (OPDs) at local and national level in order to include them in the SBCC strategies and to link them with the service delivery partners, orientation and training of partners and other stakeholders on ISRHR, support to partners in regards to inclusive SBCC, etc.

2- Influencing the “Coordination” mechanisms: The objective is to assess the existing coordination mechanisms at local level in regards to health (local health committees, cluster management committees, etc.) and to support partners and relevant stakeholders in order to make these coordination bodies more inclusive of persons with disabilities, more sensitive to PWDs’ rights and barriers while accessing SRH services. Types of activities implemented: Mapping of the existing committees as well as their roles, capacities, etc., sensitization of committees’ members in regards to disability inclusion, work with committees for them to include a PWD’ or OPD’ representative in the committee, link committees with local OPDs,etc.

3- Influencing the “referral networks” mechanisms: The objective is to assess the existing referral networks mechanisms at local level (from communities to health centres – health centre to health centre-etc.) and to support partners and relevant stakeholders in order to make these referral mechanisms more inclusive of persons with disabilities, more adapted to persons with disabilities barriers. Type of activities: Assessment of referral mechanisms and tools at local level, support to partners and stakeholders in order to revise the mechanisms/tools if needed, linkages with OPDs and communities in regards to referrals, validation of new revised mechanisms by the disability-inclusive local health committee, etc.

1.2 Justification of the Evaluation

Why End Line Evaluation

There are very few interventions and even more limited data on inclusive SRH services. HI took the opportunity of the WISH2ACTION project to assess the situation at the early stages of the intervention in regards to the delivery of inclusive SRH services. After 2 years of implementation and capacity building of partners, the End line evaluation will aid documenting and understanding the changes brought by the intervention, as well as the relevance of the strategies deployed in order to make the SRH services inclusive.

Addressees of the evaluation

The evaluation will mainly be very helpful to the HI WISH2ACTION implementation team (Operations Coordinators, WISH2ACTION Country Project Managers and Multi Country Coordination Team). Additionally, specific findings relevant to the other stakeholders (government, Partners, OPDs, etc.) will be shared to them for action planning and discussion of the recommendations.

2. Objectives of the End line Evaluation (3 pages maximum)

2.1. Overall objectives and expectations of the evaluation

General Objectives

  1. HI decided on an End Line Evaluation of the WISH2ACTION Project so as to determine the extent at which the interventions made by HI have been beneficial in making SRHR services inclusive. The objective is to assess the changes brought by the intervention and to compare the situation at the end of the project (July 2021) with the initial situation (a baseline evaluation was conducted in Uganda and Pakistan), in regards to inclusive SRHR and ascertain if these changes are sustainable.

2.2 Specific objectives

(i) To identify what Changes have been brought about by HI interventions with in the WISH2ACTION Project implementation (demand generation activities, capacities of service delivery partners, inclusive health committees, etc.)

(ii) To measure the extent to which the achievements attained with in the WISH2ACTION Project are Sustainable even after the end of the project.

(iii) To assess the level of effectiveness of the Capacity strengthening of Partners (both consortium and other partners) and stakeholders conducted in disability inclusive SRHR services and identify ways in which this support can be improved or strengthened.

2.3 Evaluation criteria and evaluative questions

The Midterm evaluation is to be based on the following set of main evaluative questions based on criteria extracted from the HI Project Quality Framework;

PATHWAY: Coordination

Quality Criteria : Changes

Evaluative questions : What change did the project bring in regards to the Participation of persons with disabilities and Organisations of Persons with Disabilities (into existing structures, planning processes, monitoring, processes, Covid taskforces, etc.) – e.g. client exit interviews, local health committees, etc.

Target category : Partners, government officials, Organisations of Persons with Disabilities

Quality Criteria : Sustainability

Evaluative Questions : Are the approaches sustainable? (if not, what is missing?)

PATHWAY: Inclusive culture

Quality Criteria : Capacities

Evaluative Questions : Did the trainings / orientations bring a positive change in regards to the capabilities/awareness of providing inclusive SRH services? Do the health workers still use the acquired skills?

Target category : Health workers (including refugees settlements) who received HI training, partners, government officials

Quality Criteria : Capacities

Evaluative questions : Did the training / orientations provided bring a positive change in regards to the attitudes of health workers?

Target category : Health workers/Organisations of Persons with Disabilities or Persons with Disabilities(PWDs)

Quality Criteria : Sustainability

Evaluative questions : Are the approaches sustainable? (if not, what is missing?)

PATHWAY: Referral networks

Quality Criteria : Change

Evaluative questions : Did the project bring a change in regards to the level of awareness of main relevant stakeholders in regards to the importance of having an inclusive referral system?

Target category : Organisations of Persons with Disabilities, Health workers, management of health centres, Government officials

Quality Criteria : Change

Evaluative Questions : Did the project bring a change in regards to the level of awareness of civil society (OPDs, women organisation, etc.) in regards to the importance of having an inclusive referral system?

Target Cateogry : Organisations of Persons with Disabilities, Women organisations

Quality Criteria : Sustainability

Evaluative Questions : How sustainable is HI’s approach in regards to inclusive referral systems?

PATHWAY: Social and Behavioral Change Communication

Quality criteria : Change

Evaluative Questions : Were the SBCC / information materials developed made disability inclusive?

Target Cateogry : Partners, HI staff

Quality criteria : Change

Evaluative questions : Did the project bring a positive change in terms of non-discrimination and inclusive practices into demand creation activities?

Target Category : Community Health Workers

Quality Criteria : Change

Evaluative Questions : Did/do OPDs contributed to demand generation activities in any ways? ( discussions, testing of tools, joint activities, sensitization of their members, joint advocacy activities, etc.)?

Target Category : Organisations of Persons with Disabilities and Community Health Workers

Quality criteria : Sustainability

Evaluative questions : How sustainable are these practices?

PATHWAY: Inclusive culture

Quality criteria : Capacities

Evaluative questions : Did the project bring knowledge and awareness on infrastructure needs in regards to accessibility of health centres / services for persons with disabilities? (infrastructure, accessible information, etc.)

Target Category : Management of health centres

PATHWAY: Global Level support

Quality criteria : Sustainability

Evaluative partners : Did the global cooperation with HI towards awareness raising and dissemination of specific disability related knowledge change attitudes and practices towards disability inclusion among consortium members? To what extend? (TWGs, webinars, specific technical inputs, SBCC specific meetings, etc.)

Target category : Global level partners / webinars participants / government officials at national level

Existing tools can be adapted to capture the information required for some of the evaluative questions. Please refer to the comprehensive Excel document which provides full details and also presents additional non high priority evaluative questions that can also be incorporated into the tools;

3. Evaluation methodology and organization of the mission (1 Page maximum)

3.1 Collection methodology

Location

The End Line Evaluation is to be carried both in Uganda and South Sudan. For the purpose of assessing the changes brought by HI’s intervention, the evaluation will take place in 1 cluster supported by HI as well as in 1 cluster which did not received HI’s technical support.

Clusters which received HI’s support that are targeted for this evaluation are:

  • In South Sudan: Yei cluster in Central Equatorial state for the WISH facility under RHASS (IPPF member association) which was supported by HI;

  • In Uganda: Yumbe cluster-BidiBidi refugee settlement camp as the target location with Okubani HC3 facility which was supported by IRC and received HI’s technical support.

The “non-HI” sites will be further discussed and identified with HI teams and consultants.

Target population

The evaluation will target project partners, stakeholders and direct beneficiaries (persons with disabilities receiving SRHR services). The partners and stakeholders include; Consortium Partners (IPPF, DMI, Options, etc.), Service Providers, Duty bearers like government officials, etc.

Evaluation Design

This End Line Evaluation is designed in such a way that each of the selected quality criteria is assessed through a comparison of the Project Implementation quality against the Humanity and Inclusion’s Project Quality Framework.

The Consultant will propose an evaluation design to answer the evaluation questions proposed by Humanity and Inclusion.

Selection and Sampling Procedure

The Consultant will propose a selection and sampling technique based on the sampling framework provided by HI. The sample should target all the different categories (final beneficiaries, consortium partners, health workers, organisations of persons with disabilities, government, etc.).

Data collection;

Methods and tools

The Consultant will propose data collection methods and tools in line with the evaluation questions. Where relevant, the consultant will adapt existing tools from the baseline evaluation. Humanity and Inclusion will review and approve the methods and tools before they are deployed out by the Consultant.

Data Processing

The Consultant will be free to propose any data processing technique. HI has Survey CTO available and should the Consultant feel they would want to use it; HI will freely provide access.

Data analysis

The Consultant will propose a data analysis plan that is in line with the evaluation questions.

Quality monitoring

The Consultant must set in place measures to ensure that the quality of information being collected is good and up to the acceptable level.

3.2 Available resources made available to the evaluation team

Humanity and Inclusion will provide all the information needed by the Consultant(s) like the Project Proposal, Progress reports, supporting in making appointment with Consortium Partners for interview, etc.

3.3. Actors involved in the evaluation

Actor : Steering Committee

WISH Information Specialist, HQ MEAL ,WISH Project Manager, & WISH focal persons in both countries**

Role :

· The Steering Committee will be tasked with quality assurance to ensure a high quality evaluation.

· Recruit the Consultants

· Participate in reviewing progress of the evaluation.

· Review the Draft report and provide feedback.

Actor : Multi Country Coordination Team (MC2)

Operations Team (Project Manager)

· Ensure that implementation complies with administrative, temporal and financial conditions

· Plan budgetary needs

· Communicate to stakeholders about the study.

· Advise of the contractual requirements

Finance Manager

· Guide on financial aspects of the Project.

Technical Team

(Technical Manager)

· Participate in the Review of the Data collection tools.

· Review and give feedback on the Evaluation Report.

· Participate in supporting the implementation of the recommendations of the Evaluation.

MEAL / Information Management Team

Information Specialist

· Develop TOR for the Evaluation

· Oversee the entire Evaluation.

· Monitor the study timeline and budget.

· Recruit main study stakeholders/agents, and supervise their activities.

· Monitor data collection (focal point).

Consultant

· Develop an inception report.

· Design the Evaluation Methodology.

· Develop data collection tools.

· Develop protocols and tools and submit to the ethical commissions in both countries for ethical approvals

· Data collection, data analysis and report writing.

· Work and incorporate HI feedback into the final report.

· Presentation of main findings to HI

Head office technical support

3i direction

· Provide Technical guidance in regards to the entire Evaluation Process.

· Share from similar experiences in other contexts

· Offer remote technical support for protocol and data collection tool(s) development

· Review and validate study outputs

· Review the Draft Final Report.

Country Level

Project Manager

· Oversee and guide on all activities on the Evaluation at Country level.

· Communicate to stakeholders about the study.

· Identify main recommendations from final report and draft a country specific action plan.

· Disseminate the final report to HI Country partners and stakeholders

Logistics Team/HR

· Support on the hiring of a Consultant(s)

Consortium Partners

Partners (WISH2ACTION MAs)

· Review the data collection tools.

· Participate in the Evaluation as respondents.

W2A Hub

· Offer technical support and guidance throughout the entire process.

4. Principles and values

4.1. Protection and Anti-Corruption Policy

The Evaluation will adhere to the Humanity and Inclusion safeguarding protection policies (Child protection policy, Disability, gender and age policy, Protection of beneficiaries from sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment policy, Anti-fraud, bribery corruption policy, code of conduct-Prevention of abuse and safeguarding) that are available for consultation on : https://hi.org/en/suppliers-form

4.2. Ethical measures*

As part of each evaluation, HI is committed to upholding certain ethical measures. HI has ethical requirements that must be upheld and are the joint responsibility of both HI and the consultant. It is imperative that these measures are considered in the technical offer:

Ethical Risk : Security of subjects, Partners and teams

Mitigation measures : Local authorities to be informed of the Evaluation so that they can provide and guarantee Security.

EThical Risks : Obtain the subjects’ free and informed consent

Mitigation measures :

· Information is shared with all participants before beginning the data collection in an adapted language to empower them to make informed consent on the participation (purpose & use of the data collection, potential associated risks, and their rights during the interview). A contact name is also shared if they have any question or complaints.

· Only persons who have signed the consent forms will participate. For clients or stakeholders who are unable to sign a consent form, a verbal consent will be recorded using a recorder.

Ethical Risks : Ensure the security of personal and sensitive data at all stages of the activity

Mitigation measures :

· All data collected from respondents is collected in a way such that the respondent will not be harmed.

· HI can share findings to the public and stakeholders but sharing raw data and personal information outside the organization is strictly prohibited.

Ethical Risks : Safeguarding

Mitigation measures

· Combat the sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment of children and vulnerable adults benefiting from or impacted by HI’s intervention.

· Implement measures to reduce risks on its programmes, whatever the context.

*These measures may be adapted during the completion of the inception report.

4.3. Involvement of partners and stakeholders

In order to assess some components of the quality frame (changes, sustainability, capacities) several stakeholders namely, consortium partners, government, Organisations of Persons with Disabilities, etc. will be interviewed. This will be through key informant interviews, focus group discussions, etc.

4.4. Others

The Evaluation is to follow all ethical considerations and will respect all human rights.

5. Expected deliverables and proposed schedule

5.1. Deliverables

  1. Deliverable 1: An inception report refining / specifying the proposed methodology for answering the evaluation questions and an action plan (Maximum 20 pages). This inception report will have to be validated by the Steering Committee.
  2. Deliverable 2: Evaluation Tools in line with the Evaluation questions.
  3. Deliverable 3: Protocols to be submitted to the ethical bodies in both countries.
  4. Deliverable 4: A draft report presenting the first results, conclusions and recommendations, to be presented to the Steering Committee.
  5. Deliverable 5: A final report of approximately 40- 60 pages maximum.
  6. Deliverable 6: A Powerpoint presentation summarizing the report. (20 slides max)

The final report will have to be integrated in HI template and the quality of the final report will be reviewed by the Steering committee of the evaluation using a specific checklist (these formats will be communicated to the consultant after the selection process).

5.2. Evaluation dates and schedule

Phase : Hiring Consultant

Activities : Advertise the TOR to hire a Consultant

Duration : 16 days

Starte date 14-05-21 / End Date 04-06-21

Activity : Recruitment of Consultant (document review, interviews, contracts etc.)

Duration 25 days

Start Date : 14-06-21 / End date 17-07-21

Phase-1

Deliverable 1: Inception report

Deliverable 2: Evaluation tools

Consultant develops Inception Report as well as data collection tools and presents to the Steering committee

Duration : 5 days

Start date : 19-07-21 / End Date : 23-07-21

Phase 2

Deliverable 3:Ethical approvals protocols

Activity : Consultant develops protocols for ethical approvals and submit in both countries

Duration : 3 days

Start Date : 26-07-21 / End date : 28-07-21

Phase-3 Field data Collection

Activity : Training of Enumerators

Activity : Make appointments with respondents

Activity Field Data collection

Duration : 20 days

Start and end date : TBD

Phase-4 :

Deliverable 4: Draft report

Deliverable 5: Final report

Deliverable 6: Powerpoint presentation

Dissemination

Activity : Data Cleaning, Data Analysis

Draft preliminary report with recommendations. Duration 20 days.

End of Evaluation Questionnaire completed by Consultant,1 member of Steering Committee and MC2 Information Specialist / Duration 1 day

Validation meetings with HI (HQ, MC2, Country) / Duration 1 day

Finalize on the feedback and share the final report after within 5 days. Share final report and PowerPoint presentation. / Duration 4 days

Disseminate findings with Stakeholders through a dissemination meeting. Duration 1 day

Start and end dates TBD *TBD (This will be dependent on the process of acquiring Ethical Approvals from the Research bodies in both countries)

6. Means – Selection criteria – Recruitment process

6.1. Expertise sought from the consultant(s)

Qualifications and experience Required

The composition of the team or individual is expected to be as follows:

· The lead Consultant must have at least Master’s degree in Public Health, Statistics, International Development Studies, Social sciences or any related qualification.

· Track record of conducting evaluation with at least 5 years’ experience in conducting evaluations in Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights, Disability, Youth and Gender, etc.

· Experience and knowledge of Disability programming will be an Added advantage. Provide proof of work in similar evaluation or studies.

· Prior experience working in both South Sudan and Uganda will be an added advantage.

· Available to stay in the field during the survey period

· Excellent interview, teamwork and communication skills and dissemination skills.

· Ability to write clear, concise reports in English. Provide copies of previous reports in similar study or evaluation.

6.2 Selection criteria and recruitment process

The recruitment of the consultant/ firm will follow a competitive and transparent process. A call for consultant(s) will be advertised.

Humanity & inclusion may request on its own discretion any additional documents or information when it may consider it necessary to perform its check. But in no circumstances this request may lead to change the price or contents of the original bid.

Nevertheless, Humanity & inclusion reserves the right to negotiate, accept or reject any bid or quotation at its sole discretion, and to continue the competitive dialogue for any response it considers advantageous.

Handicap International is not obliged to accept the lowest prices or any of the bid. No bid may be modified after the closing date for the submission of bids.

The contract shall be awarded to the bid that is both technically and administratively compliant, but also the most economically advantageous, taking into account the quality of the services offered.

Proper selection committee will validate each of the following stage:

6.2.1 Eligibility and mandatory documents for administrative review

· Applicants shall provide as minimum requirements:

o Curriculum vitae

o Copy of diploma (Master’s degree)

o Copy of identity document

o Proper registration of the activity and any documents certifying the regularity of the activity (according to the country of establishment of the consultant/firm, may be: legal status, registration certificate, tax registration certificate, tax clearance certificate, trading licence, compulsory submission up-to-date…)

o A cover letter

o A technical proposal including clear timelines

o Sample of previous work

o A financial proposal

o Financial statements of last 2 previous years

· Selection committee: Logistics, Technical referent, Admin manager.

6.2.2 Documents review and technical criteria assessment / Shortlisting

· Among applicants who fulfilled with mandatory requirements above, a documentary assessment is based on following features: team experience in similar evaluation, team experience with disability and SRH, proposed methodology/relevance of tools, with the following criteria of scoring:

Team experience 20%

Bid review: Experience with Disability and SRH 20%

Bid review: Relevance of the proposed tools/ Methodology including ethical submission 20%

· This first assessment will sort out a shortlist of applicants who will go through the next stage: interview assessment. **

· Document review committee: WISH project manager, WISH Communication Specialist, Headquarter MEAL specialist, being subject to relevant adjustment, minimum of 2 needed.

6.2.3 Interview of shortlisted applicants

· The shortlisted applicants will be interviewed based on: Means and planning, Experience with Disability and SRH, proposed tools/ Methodology, Soft skills (communication / English / writing / consortia, flexibility), with the following criteria of scoring:

Means and Planning 5%

Experience with Disability and SRH 10%

Relevance of the proposed tools/ Methodology (including ethical approvals aspects) 15%

Soft skills (communication / English / writing / consortia / Flexibility) 10%

· Interview committee: WISH project manager, WISH Communication Specialist, Headquarter MEAL specialist, being subject to relevant adjustment.**

6.2.4 Final Technical assessment

· A final report will be generated from the aggregation of results from the assessed components**

Final Technical criteria (docuements review + interview)

Team experience 20%

Experience with Disability and SRH 30%

Relevance of the proposed tools/ Methodology 35%

Means and Planning 5%

Soft skills (communication / English / writing / consortia / Flexibility) 10%

6.2.5 Financial offer

· Humanity and Inclusion is expecting an all-inclusive financial offer.

· The consultant shall submit following details:

o Professional fees: daily rate, numbers of days spent at each stage of the assignment, total

o Ancillary costs related to the full proceeding of the assignment (non-exhaustive): travel, accommodation, translators, ethical submission, software, any others required…

§ Ancillary costs may be included in professional fees, without any other details, and thus professional fees will cover the whole expense of the assignment

§ Ancillary costs can be fully detailed and shall become contractual, whatever the real expenses. No additional costs may be claimed further.

§ Ancillary costs can be estimated as a lump sum and reimbursed upon evidences of payments of real expenses; in this case the estimated cost shall be contractual as the maximum to be reimbursed.

§ Consultant are free to express these ancillary costs the way they consider appropriate to offer a competitive financial offer.

· Prices shall first be expressed exclusive of taxes (VAT or others that may apply in the country of establishment), then mention all related taxes, and eventually total amount inclusive of all taxes.

· As per regulation of URA (Ugandan Revenue Authority), following taxes have to be considered.

o Ugandan consultant:

§ Withholding tax of 6%, applied on professional fees, VAT excluded,

§ VAT: Ugandan VAT tax system, 18%

o Non-Ugandan consultant:

§ Withholding tax of 15%, applied on professional fees, VAT excluded

§ VAT: As exporting a service, non-Ugandan supplier may be exempted of VAT in their country of establishment, this has to be clearly mentioned on the financial offer. Nevertheless, whatever the case, HI, as importing a service, will be submitted to Reverse VAT of 18% and will pay directly to URA the due amount.

· Handicap International shall evaluate the bids in terms of total acquisition cost, including all related taxes.

7. Submission of applications– Tendering schedule – Award**

7.1 Submission of applications

Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Application must be submitted in English and include:

· All administrative mandatory documents as described in 6.2.1.

· Technical proposal (maximum 15 pages) including the proposed methodologies and proposed schedule.

· Financial Proposal (as described in 6.2.5.) / Bid validity period: Bids shall remain valid for a period of three (3) calendar months as from the deadline for the receipt of bids.

· Tenderers may include any additional documents they deem relevant.

Sub-contracting: If applicants or tenderers plan to work with subcontractors, they undertake to:

· Provide Handicap International with the list of those services that it plans to subcontract

· Obtain Handicap International’s formal agreement on the choice of prospective subcontractors

· Obtain Handicap International’s agreement on the terms of payment of these sub-contractors

· Send Handicap International its contracts with subcontractors upon request

Applicants shall commit to comply with all protection policies, code of conduct, Good Business Practices, General Purchasing conditions available for consultation on: https://hi.org/en/suppliers-form and General data protection (Appendix 3).

7.2 Tendering schedule

Applications shall be sent to wish-tenders@hi.org before the 04th of June 2021, 23.59 East African Time zone, clearly mentioning in the subject of the email : “Endline evaluation South SUdan-Uganda ”.

This dedicated email box shall only be opened after deadline submission to ensure confidentiality of the bids.

In case of any questions, or need for clarification, regarding technical aspects of the TOR or proceedings of the assignment, please write to: Catherine Lecrenier c.lecrenier@hi.org (WISH Project Manager – Humanity & Inclusion) and Mariam Nalukenge m.nalukenge@hi.org (WISH Information Specialist – Humanity & inclusion).

In case of any questions or need for clarification, regarding application procedure, please write to: Gloria Mabangi Balaba gm.balaba@hi.org and Junaedi Yunus j.yunus@hi.org

Selection committees will be held between 07th of June and 25th of June 2021.

7.3 Award

· A contract will be signed between Humanity & inclusion and the awarded applicant and shall start on the 19th of July 2021. The payments will be released as follows:

o 30% after the approval of deliverables 1 and 2

o 30% after the approval of deliverables 3 and 4

o 40% after final delivery and approval of deliverables 5 and 6

  • All payments will be submitted to prior approval of deliverables (see 5.1) and validation of steering committee consisting of WISH project manager and WISH information specialist regarding the expected quality of deliverables.
  • During and after the contract period, the Consultant undertakes not to publish, distribute or make public, without the prior express and written permission of HI, the results of their activities under this contract, or the documents or information provided, produced and received. Such results, documents and information shall remain the property of HI.

8. Appendices

Appendices listed below are available through the link or in the zipped folder attached or on request sent to: gm.balaba@hi.org and m.nalukenge@hi.org

· Appendix 1: TS8_Template_Final_Report.docx**

· Appendix 2: TS7_Final_Report_Quality_Checklist.docx**

· Appendix 3: General data protection policy

· HI’s Quality Framework, on which all evaluators must base their evaluation.

· The Disability – Gender – Age Policy, which must guide the approach and the construction of evaluation tools in the technical offer.

· And available for consultation on: https://hi.org/en/suppliers-form

  • HI’s policy on protection of beneficiary from sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment
  • HI’s policy on child protection
  • HI’s policy on anti-fraud bribery and corruption
  • HI’s code of conduct
  • HI’s Disability Gender Age policy
  • HI Good Business Practices
  • Hi General purchasing conditions

How to apply:

. Submission of applications– Tendering schedule – Award**

7.1 Submission of applications

Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Application must be submitted in English and include:

· All administrative mandatory documents as described in 6.2.1.

· Technical proposal (maximum 15 pages) including the proposed methodologies and proposed schedule.

· Financial Proposal (as described in 6.2.5.) / Bid validity period: Bids shall remain valid for a period of three (3) calendar months as from the deadline for the receipt of bids.

· Tenderers may include any additional documents they deem relevant.

Sub-contracting: If applicants or tenderers plan to work with subcontractors, they undertake to:

· Provide Handicap International with the list of those services that it plans to subcontract

· Obtain Handicap International’s formal agreement on the choice of prospective subcontractors

· Obtain Handicap International’s agreement on the terms of payment of these sub-contractors

· Send Handicap International its contracts with subcontractors upon request

Applicants shall commit to comply with all protection policies, code of conduct, Good Business Practices, General Purchasing conditions available for consultation on: https://hi.org/en/suppliers-form and General data protection (Appendix 3).

7.2 Tendering schedule

Applications shall be sent to wish-tenders@hi.org before the 04th of June 2021, 23.59 East African Time zone, clearly mentioning in the subject of the email : “Endline evaluation South SUdan-Uganda ”.

This dedicated email box shall only be opened after deadline submission to ensure confidentiality of the bids.

In case of any questions, or need for clarification, regarding technical aspects of the TOR or proceedings of the assignment, please write to: Catherine Lecrenier c.lecrenier@hi.org (WISH Project Manager – Humanity & Inclusion) and Mariam Nalukenge m.nalukenge@hi.org (WISH Information Specialist – Humanity & inclusion).

In case of any questions or need for clarification, regarding application procedure, please write to: Gloria Mabangi Balaba gm.balaba@hi.org and Junaedi Yunus j.yunus@hi.org

Selection committees will be held between 07th of June and 25th of June 2021.

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South Sudan: MEAL Officer – Juba

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: ACTED
Closing date: 30 Apr 2021

6 months | June 2021

ACTED

Since 1993, as an international non-governmental organization, ACTED has been committed to immediate humanitarian relief to support those in urgent need and protect people’s dignity, while co-creating longer term opportunities for sustainable growth and fulfilling people’s potential.

ACTED endeavors to respond to humanitarian crises and build resilience; promote inclusive and sustainable growth; co-construct effective governance and support the building of civil society worldwide by investing in people and their potential.

We go the last mile: ACTED’s mission is to save lives and support people in meeting their needs in hard to reach areas. With a team of 4,600 national staff 400 international staff, ACTED is active in 37 countries and implements more than 500 projects a year reaching over 14 million beneficiaries.

ACTED South Sudan

ACTED operations in South Sudan aim to improve food security, ensure access to livelihoods and develop resilience and emergency programmes. Since the eruption of the South Sudanese conflict in December 2013, ACTED has been contributing to the delivery of humanitarian services to internally displaced persons, refugees and host communities. As camp manager ACTED continues to coordinate and provide camp management services in Protection of Civilian (POC) site in Juba and Bor, informal settlements in Wau and refugee camps in Maban.

You will be in charge of**1. Appraisal, Monitoring and Evaluation Systems**

1.1. Technical and Systems Development

  • Contribute to the development and updating of the country AME strategy, the consolidated AME work plan and AME frameworks for all ongoing projects;
  • Ensure that AME findings are reflected and their recommendations are incorporated in future concept notes, proposals and implementation plans;
  • Implement the AME policies and procedures as described in the ACTED AME standard guidelines and make sure that the tools are followed as applicable;
  • Contribute to an effective roll-out of M&E collection and reporting systems to all staff and partners through training, site visits, manuals, and other technical support as needed.

1.2. AME Implementation and Management

  • Develop the ToRs and mission plans and carry out assessments, monitoring and evaluations (baselines, mid-terms, endlines) as reflected in the ToR and mission plan;
  • Develop and oversee the implementation of appropriate data collection and analysis instruments, methodologies (e.g. survey questionnaires, focus group discussions, key-informant interviews) and data/information dissemination/utilization plans;
  • Closely supervise data collection activities and ensure that data collection teams are organized and resourced as needed, and that they deliver as per field mission plans and according to data quality standards;
  • Maintain electronic and/or paper-based MIS systems for tracking and reporting all quantitative data and information including reporting on ACTED’s 16 global strategic program indicators;
  • Analyze AME data and produce reports, factsheets with useful statistical analysis and presentation (charts, tables, histograms, box plots) as necessary in a timely manner;
  • Measure and report on qualitative and quantitative input, process, output, outcome, impact, objective, and goal-level performance indicators for all projects;
  • Provide data to the Project Development Team for use in preparation of reports to donors and other stakeholders, as required;
  • Contribute to donor proposals and fundraising efforts (particularly logical-framework designs, formulation of SMART indicators and AME budgets) and reports;
  • Provide AME related capacity building and awareness to implementing partners and other institutions supported by ACTED as appropriate;
  • Represent ACTED in different forums on AME related issues when required.

2. Learning

  • Contribute to proactive dissemination and use of knowledge gained through AME activities among Project Managers, Technical Coordinators and Project Development Manager/Officers;
  • Contribute to organizing and facilitating learning events in order to capture best practices and lessons learnt when a project closes or as required;
  • Document and share the lessons learnt and best practices on time and ensure that the knowledge gained contributes to the improvement of projects and influence the strategic development of future projects and activities;
  • Support project implementation and improvement by providing timely information around project successes to be scaled up as well as challenges to allow ‘course correction’ throughout life of the program.

3. Beneficiary Complaints and Response Mechanism

3.1. Oversight of the Beneficiary CRM (only applicable in the absence of an AME Manager)

  • Establish, implement and monitor the beneficiary Complaints and Response Mechanism (CRM) for the country mission in line with ACTED standard beneficiary CRM procedures;
  • Ensure the effective functioning of the beneficiary CRM and that beneficiary complaints/feedback is adequately captured, analyzed, addressed and responded to in a timely manner and utilized by the program and coordination teams;
  • Oversee the proper management of the project CRM central database;
  • Build capacity and understanding among ACTED staff, partners and contractors on beneficiary accountability and CRM.

3.2. Contribution to the Beneficiary CRM

  • Contributing to the implementation of the beneficiary Complaints and Response Mechanism (CRM) for the country mission in line with ACTED standard beneficiary CRM procedures;
  • Contribute to the proper management of the project CRM central database;
  • Build capacity and understanding among ACTED staff, partners and contractors on beneficiary accountability and CRM.

4. AME Team Management

  • Ensure that staff under the direct responsibility understand and are able to perform their roles and responsibilities;
  • Manage AME Assistants, Monitors and Enumerators delineating their responsibilities and follow-up the work plans and day-to-day activities;
  • Ensure a positive working environment and good team dynamics;
  • Manage interpersonal conflicts among team members;
  • Undertake regular appraisals of relevant staff;
  • Identify the AME training needs of team members and discuss plans with the AME Manager for both internal and external trainings;
  • Coach, train, and mentor AME Assistants, Monitors and Enumerators with the aim of strengthening their technical capacity, exchanging knowledge within the AME team;

5. Other

  • Provide regular and timely updates on progress and challenges to supervisors and other team members;
  • Participate in AME-related conferences and workshops when possible and stay up to date of best practices and new knowledge created in the field of AME;
  • Perform any other related activities as assigned by immediate supervisor.**

Expected skills and qualifications

  • Master degree, preferably in a development/humanitarian related field
  • At least 1-2 years of professional experience in humanitarian and/or development organisations;
  • Experience with participatory appraisals and project cycle management encouraged.
  • Good organizational and communication skills with international and national staff and rural communities.
  • Flexibility and adaptability are essential, as well as the ability to plan, take initiative and work independently and under pressure
  • Excellent communication and drafting skills in English
  • Knowledge of the region an asset
  • Familiarity with basic office software programs

Conditions

  • Salary defined by the ACTED salary grid depending on education level, expertise, security level and experience
  • Living allowance of 300 USD
  • Lodging and food provided in the ACTED Guesthouse / or housing allowance (depending on the contract lenght and country of assignement)
  • Flight tickets in and out + Visa taken in charge by ACTED
  • Provision of medical and repatriation insurances

How to apply:

Please send your application (resume and cover letter) to jobs@acted.org with the ref : MEALO/SSUD

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Baseline Consultancy

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Apr 132021
 

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: Joint Aid Management
Closing date: 15 Apr 2021

Background

Founded in 1984, Joint Aid Management (JAM) is an African international non-Governmental Organization working to provide African communities with ways in which they can create a sustainable living. It runs a multitude of programmes in Angola, Mozambique, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Uganda and South Sudan. JAM’s core mission is to provide African communities with ways in which they can create a sustainable living.

In South Sudan, JAM has been operating since 2002, creating footprints in 5 states, namely: Jonglei (Bor South and Twic East counties, and Greater Pibor Administrative Area); Unity (Rubkona and Guit counties); Northern Bahr el Ghazal (Aweil Centre and Aweil South counties); Warrap (Twic and Gogrial West counties) and Central Equatoria (Juba county). JAM programming focuses on 3 sectors of Food Security and Livelihoods, Health and Nutrition and WASH

The 2021 Humanitarian Needs Overview Report estimates that 8.5 million are in need of assistance this year, up from 7.9 million in 2020. This shows an increasing need on the ground, a situation that calls for better understanding of the context and the performance of key indicators in specific sectors to gauge progress and effectiveness of interventions.

In order to fulfill its mandate through current programming, JAM South Sudan Programme is guided by the “Vision Twenty20” strategic document, which has 4 strategic objectives namely:

  1. Increase food availability and accessibility for vulnerable individuals in South Sudan;

  2. Reduce incidences of acute malnutrition among <5 children and pregnant and lactating women in South Sudan;

  3. Improve nutritional and health status of boys and girls in schools in South Sudan;

  4. Ensure the provision of safe, reliable and sustainable water supply for domestic use and sanitation and hygiene in South Sudan.

JAM South Sudan thus seeks the services of a Consultant to undertake a baseline survey for its ongoing and anticipated programme.

Baseline Purpose and Objectives

The main objective (purpose) of the baseline is to establish a benchmark for the review of JAM’s programming framework in South Sudan as it relates to its relevance and responsiveness in the context and in meeting the needs of the most vulnerable.

The specific objectives are:

  • To create an initial baseline of all the JAM sectors (Food Security and Livelihoods, Health and Nutrition, WASH and Emergency Response) to facilitate the measure of progress overtime.

  • Provide a reliable database to facilitate comparison of baseline and changes or progress in all the JAM sectors.

  • Provide aggregate data that facilitates learning, recommendations and subsequent adaptation of the JAM programming framework to be more relevant and responsive to the needs of the most vulnerable in South Sudan.

Baseline Scope

The baseline will cover the JAM programming sectors in all counties that JAM is currently operating in, regardless of whether the sector is present or not in that county. In essence, the baseline will be multi sector and multi area. Beyond establishing the status of key indicators, the baseline will also do detailed vulnerability mapping in each of the counties by sector. Such an exercise is important to fulfill one of the objectives on identifying potential areas for refocusing, deepening or expansion.

Survey Design Type: Cross Sectional (once off)

Methodologies: Mixed (Qualitative and Quantitative)

Anticipated report date to GSO/HQ: 26th May 2021

Start date: 26th April 2021

End date: 24th May 2021

Total billable days: 21 days

Methodology

The baseline will be cross sectional in its design. It will adopt both qualitative and quantitative approaches to data collection, mainly of secondary data review, and to a very limited extent, key informant interviews and primary household data collection where required[1]. South Sudan is a dynamic context, which requires innovation on the part of the researcher to clearly understand the factors that drive vulnerability in JAM Area Programmes. The baseline is thus also expected to employ out-of-the-box analysis and aggregation tools that can clearly identify key vulnerabilities and opportunities in the Area Programmes.

Key reference documents for desk review will include, but not limited to;

  • Strategy documents;

  • Programme designs and Log frames

  • Progress and evaluation reports;

  • Annual reports;

  • A myriad of external documents on the humanitarian situation and interventions in the country.

Sampling

Quantitative household surveys will adopt probability sampling procedures to ensure sample representativeness and thus the reliability of results. However, the proposed sampling should also take into consideration cost implications that come with robust statistical procedures and propose techniques that can allow the program to achieve the desired quality of baseline but is cost effective and efficient.

Qualitative sampling will be non-probability and combine different methods such as purposive sampling to ensure that the required themes are fully explored as per the objectives of the ToR.

Limitations

  • Time considerations given that the consultant may need to travel in country, with Covid-19 prevention requirements for travel to the field and related logistical issues. Adequate advance planning will identify such and put in place mitigating measures

  • Availability of relevant secondary data. There is so much data in South Sudan from different sources but it may not be presented in the format that aligns to and answers key programming questions for JAM South Sudan. Where secondary data is limited, primary data collection will be undertaken.

Timeline for Consultant

The consultant is expected to draft and share a feasible timeline for the assignment which should not go beyond the end of May 2021 (final report).

Consultant’s Roles

The consultant will be expected to perform the following specific tasks:

  • Design an inception report that clearly details the refined and contextualized methodology, approaches and techniques to be adopted in the baseline survey.

  • Identify and analyze all relevant documents from within and outside JAM, relating to JAM programming sectors and framework.

  • Present a clear data collection, management and analysis plan, based on identified strategy and other prioritized indicators.

  • Engage key stakeholders (individuals and institutional) for JAM South Sudan who can act as key informants in the baseline survey.

  • Include in the report, a stand out analysis of the emerging needs i.e., compile statistics on potential underserved communities, compile profiles of these communities and demonstrate rationale and criteria used in selecting these communities;

  • Pin point opportunities within institutional and humanitarian networks that JAM could leverage to deepen and expand its programming and grow its funding portfolio;

  • Present the findings in a Validation Workshop with JAM management and key stakeholders.

Deliverables

  • Inception Report

  • Completed indicator matrix, with values or status

  • Draft Report

  • Final Report in soft copy

  • PowerPoint presentation for the Validation Workshop

Report Structure

  1. Background & Context
  2. Baseline Purpose and Objectives
  3. Methodology used
  4. Survey location and target population
  5. Key findings (per sector and location)
  6. Recommendations
  7. Lessons
  8. Discussion and Conclusions
  9. Appendices

How to apply:

Interested applicants should send CV and cover letter to: jamss.recruitment@jamint.com

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South Sudan: MEAL Officer – Juba

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Apr 032021
 

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: ACTED
Closing date: 30 Apr 2021

6 months | June 2021

ACTED

Since 1993, as an international non-governmental organization, ACTED has been committed to immediate humanitarian relief to support those in urgent need and protect people’s dignity, while co-creating longer term opportunities for sustainable growth and fulfilling people’s potential.

ACTED endeavors to respond to humanitarian crises and build resilience; promote inclusive and sustainable growth; co-construct effective governance and support the building of civil society worldwide by investing in people and their potential.

We go the last mile: ACTED’s mission is to save lives and support people in meeting their needs in hard to reach areas. With a team of 4,600 national staff 400 international staff, ACTED is active in 37 countries and implements more than 500 projects a year reaching over 14 million beneficiaries.

ACTED South Sudan

ACTED operations in South Sudan aim to improve food security, ensure access to livelihoods and develop resilience and emergency programmes. Since the eruption of the South Sudanese conflict in December 2013, ACTED has been contributing to the delivery of humanitarian services to internally displaced persons, refugees and host communities. As camp manager ACTED continues to coordinate and provide camp management services in Protection of Civilian (POC) site in Juba and Bor, informal settlements in Wau and refugee camps in Maban.

You will be in charge of**1. Appraisal, Monitoring and Evaluation Systems**

1.1. Technical and Systems Development

  • Contribute to the development and updating of the country AME strategy, the consolidated AME work plan and AME frameworks for all ongoing projects;
  • Ensure that AME findings are reflected and their recommendations are incorporated in future concept notes, proposals and implementation plans;
  • Implement the AME policies and procedures as described in the ACTED AME standard guidelines and make sure that the tools are followed as applicable;
  • Contribute to an effective roll-out of M&E collection and reporting systems to all staff and partners through training, site visits, manuals, and other technical support as needed.

1.2. AME Implementation and Management

  • Develop the ToRs and mission plans and carry out assessments, monitoring and evaluations (baselines, mid-terms, endlines) as reflected in the ToR and mission plan;
  • Develop and oversee the implementation of appropriate data collection and analysis instruments, methodologies (e.g. survey questionnaires, focus group discussions, key-informant interviews) and data/information dissemination/utilization plans;
  • Closely supervise data collection activities and ensure that data collection teams are organized and resourced as needed, and that they deliver as per field mission plans and according to data quality standards;
  • Maintain electronic and/or paper-based MIS systems for tracking and reporting all quantitative data and information including reporting on ACTED’s 16 global strategic program indicators;
  • Analyze AME data and produce reports, factsheets with useful statistical analysis and presentation (charts, tables, histograms, box plots) as necessary in a timely manner;
  • Measure and report on qualitative and quantitative input, process, output, outcome, impact, objective, and goal-level performance indicators for all projects;
  • Provide data to the Project Development Team for use in preparation of reports to donors and other stakeholders, as required;
  • Contribute to donor proposals and fundraising efforts (particularly logical-framework designs, formulation of SMART indicators and AME budgets) and reports;
  • Provide AME related capacity building and awareness to implementing partners and other institutions supported by ACTED as appropriate;
  • Represent ACTED in different forums on AME related issues when required.

2. Learning

  • Contribute to proactive dissemination and use of knowledge gained through AME activities among Project Managers, Technical Coordinators and Project Development Manager/Officers;
  • Contribute to organizing and facilitating learning events in order to capture best practices and lessons learnt when a project closes or as required;
  • Document and share the lessons learnt and best practices on time and ensure that the knowledge gained contributes to the improvement of projects and influence the strategic development of future projects and activities;
  • Support project implementation and improvement by providing timely information around project successes to be scaled up as well as challenges to allow ‘course correction’ throughout life of the program.

3. Beneficiary Complaints and Response Mechanism

3.1. Oversight of the Beneficiary CRM (only applicable in the absence of an AME Manager)

  • Establish, implement and monitor the beneficiary Complaints and Response Mechanism (CRM) for the country mission in line with ACTED standard beneficiary CRM procedures;
  • Ensure the effective functioning of the beneficiary CRM and that beneficiary complaints/feedback is adequately captured, analyzed, addressed and responded to in a timely manner and utilized by the program and coordination teams;
  • Oversee the proper management of the project CRM central database;
  • Build capacity and understanding among ACTED staff, partners and contractors on beneficiary accountability and CRM.

3.2. Contribution to the Beneficiary CRM

  • Contributing to the implementation of the beneficiary Complaints and Response Mechanism (CRM) for the country mission in line with ACTED standard beneficiary CRM procedures;
  • Contribute to the proper management of the project CRM central database;
  • Build capacity and understanding among ACTED staff, partners and contractors on beneficiary accountability and CRM.

4. AME Team Management

  • Ensure that staff under the direct responsibility understand and are able to perform their roles and responsibilities;
  • Manage AME Assistants, Monitors and Enumerators delineating their responsibilities and follow-up the work plans and day-to-day activities;
  • Ensure a positive working environment and good team dynamics;
  • Manage interpersonal conflicts among team members;
  • Undertake regular appraisals of relevant staff;
  • Identify the AME training needs of team members and discuss plans with the AME Manager for both internal and external trainings;
  • Coach, train, and mentor AME Assistants, Monitors and Enumerators with the aim of strengthening their technical capacity, exchanging knowledge within the AME team;

5. Other

  • Provide regular and timely updates on progress and challenges to supervisors and other team members;
  • Participate in AME-related conferences and workshops when possible and stay up to date of best practices and new knowledge created in the field of AME;
  • Perform any other related activities as assigned by immediate supervisor.**

Expected skills and qualifications

  • Master degree, preferably in a development/humanitarian related field
  • At least 1-2 years of professional experience in humanitarian and/or development organisations;
  • Experience with participatory appraisals and project cycle management encouraged.
  • Good organizational and communication skills with international and national staff and rural communities.
  • Flexibility and adaptability are essential, as well as the ability to plan, take initiative and work independently and under pressure
  • Excellent communication and drafting skills in English
  • Knowledge of the region an asset
  • Familiarity with basic office software programs

Conditions

  • Salary defined by the ACTED salary grid depending on education level, expertise, security level and experience
  • Living allowance of 300 USD
  • Lodging and food provided in the ACTED Guesthouse / or housing allowance (depending on the contract lenght and country of assignement)
  • Flight tickets in and out + Visa taken in charge by ACTED
  • Provision of medical and repatriation insurances

How to apply:

Please send your application (resume and cover letter) to jobs@acted.org with the ref : MEALO/SSUD

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Research Officer – South Sudan

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Mar 262021
 

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: Forcier Consulting
Closing date: 30 Apr 2021

Forcier is a multi-sectoral research and monitoring & evaluation firm operating across Africa since 2011. Our core services include program evaluations, opinion polling, third party monitoring, and capacity building for UN Agencies, NGOs, governments and private sector clients operating in post-conflict and challenging environments. Forcier currently has offices in South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Mozambique. These offices are supported by a remote technical unit in Washington, D.C., and our headquarters in Tampa, Florida, USA.

Job Summary

Forcier Consulting is seeking a Research Officer to implement research projects, with flexibility regarding the location of the post. The Research Officer will manage projects from start to finish – interfacing with clients, designing tools, training researchers, managing fieldwork, conducting rigorous analysis, and writing detailed reports – all while ensuring projects are executed on time and within budget. The Research Officer will be based in a regional office, drawing on the research and logistical support of resources there.

Ideal Match

Forcier is looking for a Research Officer that has a passion for data analysis and understanding the impact of development projects in some of the world’s most challenging locations. Research never goes exactly according to plan, and the Research Officer must approach the problems that will inevitably arise with patience and creativity. An ability to multi-task, and manage multiple projects or various tasks simultaneously, is crucial. Every day at Forcier is different, and we are looking for those hungry to learn about new subjects, while teaching the rest of our staff thematic areas of expertise. Our ideal candidate is a strong team player, self-starter, and keen learner – eager to take on tasks outside their comfort zone, and respectfully engage with partners and fellow staff members from different cultural backgrounds.

Daily Tasks

· Implement research projects from A to Z, including research & tool design, budget formulation, researcher training, logistical preparation, fieldwork management, quality control, data cleaning, data analysis, and report-writing

· Conduct literature reviews, draft concept notes and inception reports, and gather relevant background information as necessary

· Create quantitative and qualitative data collection tools for projects, and script in digital data collection platforms

· Actively engage with all research staff – core and temporary – in an effort to share knowledge and better understand skillsets in reference to project needs

· Oversee enumerators and coordinators in the field during the implementation of research projects

· Ensure that projects are completed on-time and within budget

· Provide quality control during fieldwork

· Conduct data cleaning and rigorous analysis, and provide written reports or other deliverables for clients

· Attend in-country meetings with current and potential partners, including introductory meetings, and planning meetings throughout the lifecycle of projects

· Learn and utilize best practices to deliver high quality research to our partners and to enhance research programs and operational performance

· Conduct regular and project-related training and capacity building exercises for research staff

· Contribute and adhere to all Forcier systems to ensure that project information is appropriately documented and secured

· Perform other tasks as agreed with the Research Manager or Director of the Business Unit

Required Skills

M.A. degree (or equivalent) in political science, anthropology, international relations, international development, economics, statistics, or a related field, OR B.A. degree (or equivalent) with 3+ years of work experience

· Fluency in written and spoken English is a requirement

· At least 1 semester of graduate-level coursework in statistics/economics

· Working knowledge of statistical packages such as Stata or R, with a strong preference for applicants who are well versed in Stata

· Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office package, including good skills in Excel

· Eagerness to learn and be pushed into new areas, and ability to learn from mistakes

· Ability to work independently in a stressful environment with minimal supervision

· Ability to produce high-quality work under tight deadlines

· Creativity and an ability to think outside the box to conceptualize projects and implementation strategies

· Cultural sensitivity, curiosity, sense of humor and a ‘can do’ attitude

· Interest in learning about and working in Africa

· Flexibility and willingness to work in other countries as needed

Preferred (but not required) Skills

· Experience with one or more international development sectors, especially experience designing key indicators and measurements for the purpose of evaluating programs

· Prior experience living and working abroad, preferably in a developing country; working experience in Africa will be considered an asset

· Prior experience in project management, including overseeing budgets and project timelines

· Experience collaborating with diverse, multi-cultural teams preferred

· Experience in applied analysis of survey data

· Background knowledge on the conflicts currently and historical found across the region

· Graduate-level coursework in research design and sample design

· Training in, or experience using qualitative analysis software (ex. NVivo)

· Training in, or experience using GIS analysis software (ex. QGIS)

Salary commensurate with relevant experience, and in line with Forcier compensation guidelines

· In-country living stipend when stationed abroad

· Accommodation at the Forcier guesthouse at your assigned duty station; or a similar arrangement organized by Forcier

· Round-trip flights from your home base to duty station at the start and end of the contract

· Additional flight allowances during contract period

· Generous paid time off

· Medical benefits while stationed abroad

· Medical evacuation coverage while stationed abroad

How to apply:

Visit our career page and submit CV and Cover Letter

https://www.forcierconsulting.com/careers

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South Sudan : MEAL Manager – Juba

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Mar 032021
 

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: ACTED
Closing date: 2 Apr 2021

Fixed-term | 12 Months | June 2021

ACTED

Since 1993, as an international non-governmental organization, ACTED has been committed to immediate humanitarian relief to support those in urgent need and protect people’s dignity, while co-creating longer term opportunities for sustainable growth and fulfilling people’s potential.

ACTED endeavors to respond to humanitarian crises and build resilience; promote inclusive and sustainable growth; co-construct effective governance and support the building of civil society worldwide by investing in people and their potential.

We go the last mile: ACTED’s mission is to save lives and support people in meeting their needs in hard to reach areas. With a team of 4,600 national staff 400 international staff, ACTED is active in 37 countries and implements more than 500 projects a year reaching over 14 million beneficiaries.

ACTED South Sudan

ACTED operations in South Sudan aim to improve food security, ensure access to livelihoods and develop resilience and emergency programmes. Since the eruption of the South Sudanese conflict in December 2013, ACTED has been contributing to the delivery of humanitarian services to internally displaced persons, refugees and host communities. As camp manager ACTED continues to coordinate and provide camp management services in Protection of Civilian (POC) site in Juba and Bor, informal settlements in Wau and refugee camps in Maban.

You will be in charge of

Appraisal, Monitoring and Evaluation Systems

Technical and Systems Development

  • Develop and regularly update the country AME strategy;
  • Develop and regularly update consolidated AME work plan covering all ongoing projects and planned assessments of the mission;
  • Develop a clear AME framework for each ongoing project based on project proposals, implementation plans, and donor reporting requirements;
  • Oversee the development, measurement, and reporting of qualitative and quantitative input, process, output, outcome, impact, objective, and goal-level performance indicators for all projects;
  • Ensure that proposal budgets developed capture appropriate cost and financial information to enable implementation of both internal and external AME components;
  • Ensure that AME findings are reflected and their recommendations are incorporated in future concept notes, proposals and implementation plans;
  • Identify and design innovative practices to improve organizational efficiency and effectiveness in AME and general project management and incorporate them in the country AME strategy;
  • Implement the AME policies and procedures as described in the ACTED AME standard guidelines and make sure that the tools are followed as applicable;
  • Ensure an effective roll-out of M&E collection and reporting systems to all staff and partners through training, site visits, manuals, and other technical support as needed. Ensure systems are well understood and properly implemented by staff and partners;

AME Implementation and Management

  • Oversee the development of mission plans for any assessments, monitoring and evaluations (baselines, mid-terms, endlines) for each of the projects;
  • Develop and oversee the implementation of appropriate data collection and analysis instruments, methodologies (e.g. survey questionnaires, focus group discussions, key-informant interviews) and data/information dissemination/utilization plans;
  • Provide technical guidance and oversight over data collection activities and ensure that data collection teams are organized and resourced as needed, and that they deliver as per field mission plans and according to data quality standards;
  • Analyze AME data and produce reports, factsheets with useful statistical analysis and presentation (charts, tables, histograms, box plots) as necessary in a timely manner;
  • Oversee providing data to the Project Development Team for use in preparation of reports to donors and other stakeholders, as required;
  • In collaboration with coordination, trigger the necessary needs assessment(s) to ensure proposals are relevant;
  • Contribute to donor proposals and fundraising efforts (particularly logical-framework designs and formulation of SMART indicators) and reports, through analysis and interpretation of findings;
  • Provide AME related capacity building and awareness to implementing partners and other institutions supported by ACTED as appropriate;
  • Implement any recommendation discussed and agreed with the country management team and the ACTED Director of Programmes;
  • Represent ACTED in different forums on AME related issues when required.

Database and GIS

  • Oversee the development, on-going modifications, strengthening and functioning of the country level data management;
  • Monitor roll out and functionality of Database Management Systems (DBMS) and GIS across users including implementing partners as required;
  • Develop strategies to increase data use and demand amongst relevant staff and other data/information users;
  • Design and maintain electronic and paper-based MIS/GIS systems for tracking and reporting all quantitative (spatial and non-spatial) data and information;
  • Oversee the development, on-going modifications, strengthening and functioning of the country-level data and GIS management systems;
  • Facilitate trainings for non AME staff (e.g. PMs, PDs, TCs) on the use of project databases and database related reporting; for example, reporting on ACTED’s 16 global strategic program indicators;
  • Provide capacity building on effective use of GIS/DB products and systems – or ensure that GIS/DB staff deliver this efficiently and effectively.

Learning

  • Contribute to proactive dissemination and use of knowledge gained through AME activities among Project Managers, Technical Coordinators and Project Development Manager/Officers;
  • Organize and facilitate learning events in order to capture best practices and lessons learnt when a project closes or as required;
  • Document and share the lessons learnt and best practices on time and ensure that the knowledge gained contributes to the improvement of projects and influence the strategic development of future projects and activities;
  • Support project implementation and improvement by providing timely information around project successes to be scaled up as well as challenges to allow ‘course correction’ throughout life of the program.

Beneficiary Complaints and Response Mechanism

  • Establish, implement and monitor the beneficiary Complaints and Response Mechanism (CRM) for the country mission in line with ACTED standard beneficiary CRM procedures;
  • Ensure the effective functioning of the beneficiary CRM and that beneficiary complaints/feedback is adequately captured, analyzed, addressed and responded to in a timely manner and utilized by the program and coordination teams;
  • Oversee the proper management of the project CRM central database;
  • Build capacity and understanding among ACTED staff, partners and contractors on beneficiary accountability and CRM.

AME Team Leadership

Team Management

  • Ensure that staff in the department understand and are able to perform their roles and responsibilities;
  • Manage AME, Database, GIS and Accountability staff delineating their responsibilities and follow-up the work plans and day-to-day activities;
  • Ensure a positive working environment and good team dynamics;
  • Manage interpersonal conflicts between departmental staff members;
  • Undertake regular appraisals of staff and follow career management;
  • Ensure that the team retains all that is distinctive about ACTED including the organizations values and beliefs, global identity, coherence and consistency, and independence and impartiality.

Capacity Building and Training

  • Identify the AME training needs of AMEU staff, discuss plans with the coordination and HR for both internal and external trainings, and implement them according to AME strategic and operational priorities;
  • Coach, train, and mentor AME Officers with the aim of strengthening their technical capacity, exchanging knowledge within the AME team and providing professional development guidance.

Other

  • Provide regular and timely updates on progress and challenges to supervisors and other team members;
  • Represent ACTED in high-level external forums at national level, such as AME technical working groups;
  • Participate in AME-related conferences and workshops when possible and stay up to date of best practices and new knowledge created in the field of AME;
  • Perform any other related activities as assigned by immediate supervisor.

Experience / Training

  • Master’s degree;
  • Excellent analytical skills;
  • 3-5 years of experience in AME, preferably in international humanitarian context
  • Excellent communication and drafting skills for effective reporting on programme financial performance;
  • Ability to monitor and evaluate financial and monitoring skills of communities through capacity-building efforts;
  • Ability to operate in a cross-cultural environment requiring flexibility;
  • Familiarity with the aid system, and understanding of donor and governmental requirements;
  • Prior knowledge of the region an asset;
  • Fluency in English required
  • Ability to operate Microsoft Word, Excel and Project Management software
  • Statistical analysis programs preferred

Salary

  • Salary defined by the ACTED salary grid depending on education level, expertise, security level and experience
  • Living allowance of 300 USD
  • Lodging and food provided in the ACTED Guesthouse / or housing allowance (depending on the contract lenght and country of assignement)
  • Flight tickets in and out + Visa taken in charge by ACTED
  • Provision of medical and repatriation insurances

How to apply:

Send your application (CV+Cover letter) to jobs@acted.org REF : MEALM/SSUD

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Request for Expression of Interest and Quotation to conduct Mapping of Actors and Processes focused on Building and Sustaining Peace in South Sudan

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Mar 032021
 

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: Women’s International Peace Centre
Closing date: 16 Mar 2021

1.0 Background

Women’s International Peace Centre formerly Isis-Women’s International Cross-Cultural Exchange (Isis–WICCE) is a feminist organization with a mission to ignite women’s leadership, through amplifying women’s voices and deepening their activism to (re)create peace. The Peace Centre, through the Building Sustainable Peace: Women, Peace and Security programme, seeks to strengthen young women’s capacity to participate in and influence peace processes and their outcomes from a gender perspective in South Sudan. This will support young women’s advocacy efforts and creating of new spaces for women to engage key decision-makers at national, regional and international levels to influence peace and security policy discourse and action in South Sudan from a gender perspective.

The Revitalised Agreement for the Resolution of Conflict in South Sudan by providing the 35% quota for their political participation (article 1.4.4) affirms research findings that peace is more sustainable when women are included in peace processes, in high-level decision-making and political governance. The National Action Plan on UN Security Council Resolution 1325 and Related Resolutions (2015-2020) implemented under the leadership of the Ministry of Gender, Child and Social Welfare also reflects the government’s commitment to uplift the status of women and their role in building sustainable peace. Ministry of Gender has taken great strides to coordinate all actors and ensure a gender lens is used across all peace and security interventions. Women leaders and civil society actors have also played important parts in ensuring that women take leadership in building peace and national development.

2.0 The Assignment

The Peace Centre seeks a consultant to conduct a mapping of key actors and processes related to ongoing and planned interventions to build sustainable peace in South Sudan at national level.

The mapping document will inform the advocacy efforts of targeted young women seeking to participate in in peace processes, in high-level decision-making and political governance. The mapping document that would provide them with information on key stakeholder, spaces and processes as well as potential partnership opportunities.

3.0 Methodology

The consultant(s) is expected to propose a methodology that is suitable for the task. Additional information can be provided upon request.

4.0 Required Skills and Experience:

  1. Experience in advocacy on gender-responsive peacebuilding in South Sudan

  2. Knowledge of the issues related to women, peace and security in South Sudan

  3. Excellent analytical, synthesis and writing skills

  4. Working knowledge of English and French.

How to apply:

5.0 Application Requirements:

Applicants can submit the following as individual consultants or groups of consultants. Application document stating the proposed method of work along with a CV, proposed budget and schedule.

6.0 Application Process

Expression of Interest including technical and financial proposals can be submitted as a soft copy by email to procurement@wipc.org by Tuesday 16th March 2021. Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.

Applications should be addressed to:

The Executive Director,

Women’s International Peace Centre

Plot 1, Martyrs Garden B, Ministers Village, Ntinda, Kampala

P. O. Box 4934, Kampala, Uganda

Tel: +256 414-54395

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