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USPSC Senior Humanitarian Advisor

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: US Agency for International Development
Closing date: 6 Jun 2022

SOLICITATION NUMBER: 720BHA22R00018 ISSUANCE DATE: May 10, 2022 CLOSING DATE AND TIME: June 6, 2022, 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

SUBJECT: Solicitation for U.S. Personal Service Contractor (USPSC)

Dear Prospective Offerors:

The United States Government (USG), represented by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Office of Africa (OA) is seeking offers from qualified U.S. citizens to provide personal service as a Senior Humanitarian Advisor (SHA) under a United States Personal Services Contract (USPSC), as described in the solicitation.

Submittals must be in accordance with the attached information at the place and time specified. Offerors interested in applying for this position MUST submit the following materials:

1. Complete resume. In order to fully evaluate your offer, your resume must include:

(a) Paid and non-paid experience, job title, location(s), dates held (month/year), and hours worked per week for each position. Any experience that does not include dates (month/year), locations, and hours per week will not be counted towards meeting the solicitation requirements. (b) Specific duties performed that fully detail the level and complexity of the work. (c) Education and any other qualifications including job-related training courses, job-related skills, or job-related honors, awards or accomplishments. Failure to identify an academic discipline will result in disqualification. (d) U.S. Citizenship (e) Optional: How did you hear about this opportunity? (SAM.gov, BHA Jobs, Career Fair, etc.).

Your resume must contain sufficient information to make a valid determination that you fully meet the experience requirements as stated in this solicitation. This information must be clearly identified in your resume. Failure to provide information sufficient to determine your qualifications for the position will result in loss of full consideration.

2. USPSC Offeror form AID 309-2. Offerors are required to complete sections A through I. This form must be physically signed. Electronic signatures will not be accepted. AID 309-2 is available at http://www.usaid.gov/forms.

NOTE REGARDING ENSURING ADEQUATE COVID-19 SAFETY PROTOCOLS FOR FEDERAL CONTRACTORS

The contractor will be required to show proof that the contractor is fully vaccinated against COVID-19 on or before the first date of onboarding, or submit an approved reasonable accommodation to the CO. If the contractor does not meet this requirement the contract may be terminated.

NOTE REGARDING UNIQUE ENTITY IDENTIFIER (UEI) NUMBER AND THE SYSTEM FOR AWARD MANAGEMENT

All USPSCs with a place of performance in the United States are required to have a Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) number and be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) database prior to receiving an offer. You will be disqualified if you either fail to comply with this requirement or if your name appears on the excluded parties list. The selectee will be provided with guidance regarding this registration.

NOTE: As of March 28, 2018, all new SAM.gov entity registrations will now require a signed notarized letter identifying the authorized Entity administrator for the entity associated with the DUNS number. Additional information on the format of the notarized letter and where to submit can be found via the below Federal Service Desk link:

https://www.fsd.gov/fsd-gov/answer.do?sysparm_kbid=d2e67885db0d5f00b3257d321f96194b& sysparm_search=kb0013183

Offerors can expect to receive a confirmation email when offer materials have been received. Offerors should retain for their records copies of all enclosures which accompany their offers. Your complete resume must be emailed to:

OA Recruitment Team

E-Mail Address: BHA.AfricaRecruitment@usaid.gov

Website: www.BHAjobs.net

Any questions on this solicitation may be directed to the OA Recruitment Team via the information provided above.

Sincerely,

Sonja Stroud-Gooden

Contracting Officer

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

This position requires an individual to support the management and representation of the humanitarian portfolio for South Sudan. Reporting to the OHA Director in South Sudan, the SHA will be responsible for program analysis and strategy development and work closely with the USAID/South Sudan staff, the U.S. Embassy, U.S. military representatives, and other USG interagency partners, other donors, Government of South Sudan officials, IOs, NGOs, and the UN, in responding to humanitarian needs and sudden-onset disasters. Because of the substantial coordination requirements of this position, an individual with a highly collaborative work style is necessary. The SHA must be prepared to function effectively in a challenging and restrictive work environment and be willing to strictly adhere to U.S. Embassy security guidelines.

The individual will perform the following duties:

Contextual Specialty

● Develop and maintain knowledge of the key humanitarian and DRR issues in South Sudan.

● Maintain an in-depth understanding of political, humanitarian, organizational, and stakeholder interests specific to South Sudan.

● Monitor incipient disasters, international disaster response plans and efforts, and major humanitarian issues and challenges in the area of responsibility through a wide range of USG and international sources.

● Identify humanitarian issues, priorities, lessons learned, and opportunities within and relevant to South Sudan and apply those to program strategy development and implementation.

● Prepare regular strategic and analytical reports on current or anticipated emergencies, as well as on comprehensive preparedness documentation on South Sudan.

Portfolio Management

● Lead efforts to identify and assess on-going and emerging humanitarian assistance requirements, target beneficiary groups, and locations, oversee the general direction of existing relief and transition-oriented programs, and broadly recommend the types of interventions and budget levels required in South Sudan.

● Closely collaborate with USAID Mission colleagues on program coordination to share information, avoid overlap, and explore opportunities for synergies and transition efforts.

● Maintain regular communication and close coordination with BHA/Sudans, East and Central Africa Regional Office (SECARO) and BHA/Washington on these efforts.

● Monitor ongoing humanitarian assistance efforts in South Sudan. Liaise with partners and other donors, coordinate with the SECARO on issues of mutual interest, and provide coordinated field feedback to the partners.

● Coordinate collection of information and provide updates and recommendations through written reports on issues related to the humanitarian situation, including the following:

Capacity and ability of UN, IOs, NGOs, and local institutions to carry out programs; o Capacity of the logistics infrastructure to support programs; o Security situation of beneficiaries, personnel, convoys, and relief operations in general;

o Role of in-country UN leadership and the UN Mission in South Sudan in facilitating humanitarian assistance;

o Contributions by other donors, problems arising from the implementation of relief and reintegration programs, and any other issues that require the attention of BHA; and o Humanitarian coordination issues and any recommendations for change.

● Provide guidance to organizations that are developing applications for BHA, based on BHA’s Guidelines for Unsolicited Applications.

● Review concept papers and applications and provide timely recommendations/comments to BHA/Washington and BHA/SECARO.

● Ensure reporting on a timely basis to BHA/Washington and SECARO on the quality of grantees’ work, noting deficiencies, attributes, and evolving operational conditions.

Representation

● Represent BHA at senior level meetings within the USG and with humanitarian stakeholders and convey humanitarian concerns and priorities from the BHA perspective through oral and written briefings.

● Coordinate policy development meetings such as: o Meetings with individual and groups of implementing partners discussing programmatic priorities, objectives, progress, results, and challenges;

o Discussions, meetings, and papers informing USG foreign policy in areas with humanitarian concerns or impacts;

o Donor and implementing partner coordination forums.

● At the direction of the OHA Director, serve as the principal point of contact in-country for BHA/South Sudan for humanitarian issues, and serve as a liaison on program issues among USAID mission staff, the U.S. Embassy and other USG agencies, military representatives, BHA/Washington, and the overall humanitarian community.

● Present BHA perspectives to NGOs, IOs, and UN agencies relating to humanitarian assistance strategies and priorities, including BHA’s approach to sustainable, resilience-oriented humanitarian programs. Work closely with the Regional Advisor and BHA’s technical advisors to discuss and understand sectoral priorities.

● Represent USG humanitarian interests at national and international meetings and conferences, and facilitate, as requested, travel and briefings for official USG visitors interested in humanitarian issues.

● Engage as the humanitarian specialist in U.S. Embassy policy conversations, remaining available to provide timely reporting and clearances in response to high-level USG queries originating from the region or from Washington, DC.

Leadership

● Provide recommendations on current and future directions of BHA’s Sudan portfolio to include programmatic, budgetary, and human resource requirements.

● Serve in a leadership role within the BHA Office in USAID/Sudan, in coordination with USAID Mission senior leadership, to incorporate humanitarian concerns into Mission activities and identify opportunities to leverage USAID interventions.

● Serve as direct supervisor to team members on grants management and portfolio management, including BHA’s business process, portfolio-specific budget and workload management, and post-award monitoring and management.

● Lead an ethnically and culturally diverse team of program, technical and/or administrative staff.

● Consistently model behaviors that demonstrate a commitment to fostering a non-hostile, inclusive work environment that values diversity, equity and is free of discrimination, bias, unfairness, bullying, offensive behaviors and harassment of any kind.

General Duties:

● Become certified and serve as an Agreement Officer’s Representative/Contracting Officer’s Representative (AOR/COR), as assigned. The AOR/COR provides financial and programmatic oversight of all aspects of managing the agreement or contract; this includes but is not limited to reviewing invoices, requests for approvals, program/project deliverables (i.e. work plans, annual reports, monthly status reports), travel requests, key personnel requests, and financial/budget reports. They are responsible for drafting and submitting the annual contractor performance evaluation in the Contract/Assistance Performance Assessment Review System. They prepare and review contract/assistance modifications documentation and assist the Contracting/Agreement Officer to ensure performance is compliant with the terms and conditions of the contract/agreement, the Federal Acquisition Regulation, and USAID policy. AOR/CORs are responsible for all related requirements in the COR designation letter and the AOR designation letter.

● May be requested to be on-call or serve as needed on Washington-based Response Management Teams (RMTs) or in other international locations on Disaster Assistance Response Teams (DARTs).

● As needed, may serve on temporary detail within the bureau to meet operational needs during staff shortages, not to exceed six months. Duties performed while on detail will be aligned with the Team’s existing duties and responsibilities and will be directly related to the scope of work provided.

SUPERVISORY RELATIONSHIP:

The USPSC will report directly to the Regional Humanitarian Advisor or his/her/their designee in Sudan and collaborate and consult with other USAID and U.S. Embassy staff.

SUPERVISORY CONTROLS:

Supervisor provides administrative directions in terms of broadly defined missions or functions. The employee independently plans, designs, and carries out programs, projects, studies, or other work. Results are considered authoritative and are normally accepted without significant change.

II. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION (Determines basic eligibility for the position. Offerors who do not meet all of the education and experience factors are considered NOT qualified for the position.)

Bachelor’s degree with significant study in or pertinent to the specialized field and at least nine (9) years of relevant experience. Such experience must include humanitarian or development focus and responsibility in determining budget levels, selecting programs for funding, and managing or evaluating programs. Experience must include three (3) years of cumulative experience in international humanitarian assistance, emergency management, relief, disaster risk reduction, post-emergency rehabilitation or recovery, or resilience.

OR

Master’s degree with significant study in or pertinent to the specialized field and at least seven (7) years of relevant experience with a humanitarian or development focus and include responsibility in determining budget levels, selecting programs for funding, and managing or evaluating programs. Experience must include three (3) years of cumulative experience in international humanitarian assistance, emergency management/relief, disaster risk reduction, post emergency rehabilitation or recovery, or resilience.

III. EVALUATION AND SELECTION FACTORS

The Government may award a contract without discussions with offerors in accordance with FAR 52.215-1. The CO reserves the right at any point in the evaluation process to establish a competitive range of offerors with whom negotiations will be conducted pursuant to FAR 15.306(c). In accordance with FAR 52.215-1, if the CO determines that the number of offers that would otherwise be in the competitive range exceeds the number at which an efficient competition can be conducted, the CO may limit the number of offerors in the competitive range to the greatest number that will permit an efficient competition among the most highly rated offers. FAR provisions of this solicitation are available at https://www.acquisition.gov/browse/index/far.

SELECTION FACTORS (Determines basic eligibility for the position. Offerors who do not meet all of the selection factors are considered NOT qualified for the position.)

● Offeror is a U.S. Citizen.

● Complete resume submitted. See cover page for resume requirements. Experience that cannot be quantified will not be counted towards meeting the solicitation requirements.

● USPSC Offeror form AID 309-2. Offerors are required to complete sections A through I. This form must be physically signed. Electronic signatures will not be accepted.

● Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret up to Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information level clearance as provided by USAID.

● Ability to obtain and maintain a Department of State medical clearance throughout the contract. ● Must not appear as an excluded party in the System for Award Management (SAM.gov).

● Satisfactory verification of academic credentials.

OFFEROR RATING SYSTEM

The offeror rating system factors are used to determine the competitive ranking of qualified offerors in comparison to other offerors. Offerors must demonstrate the rating factors outlined below within their resume, as they are evaluated strictly by the information provided. The rating factors are as follows:

Professional Experience (12 points)

● Experience working with a donor or grant making organization.

● Experience managing needs assessments

● Experience with budget development or management.

● Experience leading or participating in strategy development

● Experience with program design or monitoring or evaluating programs

● Experience managing programs that focus on emergency response or DRR programming.

Skills and Abilities (8 points)

● Experience working with host or local governments on the planning and implementation of humanitarian or development interventions; this can include both domestic and international experience.

● Experience working with donor organizations or diplomatic missions.

● Experience working with international or national non-governmental partners at senior levels.

● Experience delivering verbal and oral presentations or engaging with senior officials within a large organization on humanitarian issues.

Leading Teams Experience (10 points)

● Experience mentoring and training staff.

● Experience with team performance management, including developing or monitoring employee training plans, providing formal or informal feedback through performance evaluations, and ensuring adequate staffing of a team.

● Experience managing teams that include program, technical, or administrative staff.

Interview Performance (50 points)

Satisfactory Professional Reference Checks (20 points)

Total Possible Points: 100

BASIS OF RATING: Offerors who meet the Education/Experience requirements and Selection Factors will be further evaluated in accordance with the Offeror Rating System. Those offerors determined to be competitively ranked may also be evaluated on interview performance and satisfactory professional reference checks. Offerors are required to address each factor of the Offeror Rating System in their resume, describing specifically and accurately what experience, training, education and/or awards they have received as it pertains to each factor. Be sure to include your name and the announcement number at the top of each additional page. Failure to address the selection factors and/or Offeror Rating System factors may result in not receiving credit for all pertinent experience, education, training and/or awards. The most qualified offerors may be interviewed and required to provide a writing sample. BHA will not pay for any expenses associated with the interviews. Professional references and academic credentials will be evaluated for offerors being considered for selection package. Note: Please be advised that references may be obtained independently from other sources in addition to the ones provided by an offeror. BHA reserves the right to select additional offerors if vacancies become available during future phase of the selection process.

How to apply

Offers must be received by the closing date and time at the address specified in the cover letter. Qualified individuals are required to submit:

1. Complete resume. In order to fully evaluate your offer, your resume must include:

(a) Paid and non-paid experience, job title, location(s), dates held (month/year), and hours worked per week for each position. Any experience that does not include dates (month/year), locations, and hours per week will not be counted towards meeting the solicitation requirements.

(b) Specific duties performed that fully detail the level and complexity of the work.

(c) Education and any other qualifications including job-related training courses, job-related skills, or job-related honors, awards or accomplishments. Failure to identify an academic discipline will result in disqualification.

(d) U.S. Citizenship

(e) Optional: How did you hear about this opportunity? (SAM.gov, BHA Jobs, Career Fair, etc.). Your resume must contain sufficient information to make a valid determination that you fully meet the experience requirements as stated in this solicitation. This information must be clearly identified in your resume. Failure to provide information sufficient to determine your qualifications for the position will result in loss of full consideration.

2. USPSC Offeror form AID 309-2.

Offerors are required to complete sections A through I. This form must be physically signed. Electronic signatures will not be accepted. AID 309-2 is available at http://www.usaid.gov/forms. Additional documents submitted will not be accepted. By submitting your offer materials, you certify that all of the information on and attached to the offer is true, correct, complete, and made in good faith. You agree to allow all information on and attached to the offer to be investigated. False or fraudulent information on or attached to your offer may result in you being eliminated from consideration for this position, or being terminated after award, and may be punishable by fine or imprisonment. To ensure consideration of offers for the intended position, please reference the solicitation number on your offer, and as the subject line in any email.

DOCUMENT SUBMITTALS Via email: BHA.AfricaRecruitment@usaid.gov

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Programme Officer – From Violence to Peace (South Sudanese National)

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May 192022
 

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: Christian Aid
Closing date: 20 May 2022

Location: Juba, South Sudan

Reports to: Head of Programmes

Matrix manager (if applicable): Country Director

Role definition

Role purpose: The post holder is responsible for delivering on Christian Aid Peace building strategy including the nexus approach and leading efforts towards growing of the From Violence to Peace (FV2P) Country programme objective. This post holder will further offer support to other Christian Aid’s wider humanitarian and resilience programme pillars as part of integrating the nexus approach in the wider country strategy. The focused support will include supporting the South Sudan Council of Churches’ (SSCC) Action Plan for Peace, including other non-faith civil society & woman led organisations advocacy strategies. Facilitate capacity-building and training for lCCs, and non-faith civil society & women led organisations, in building peace, reconciliation, advocacy and Christian Aid good practice. Feed into the Christian Aid’s policy and strategy by participating in technical/ thematic discussions and reflections based on ongoing work. Ensure that all project activities are conflict sensitive and are undertaken within budget and timeframe which enable impact and direct benefit to target communities. Work with the country team to ensure support delivery of projects to the highest standards and in line with the country strategic plan and the country programme agreement. Maintain and strengthen relationships with participating partners and communities, contributing to strengthening the partnership)

Key outcomes

· Effective delivery of activities and outcomes in relation to project framework on support for the APP

· The project is delivered to a very high quality, and project frameworks are strengthened in line with the Christian Aid global From Violence to Peace strategy and policies.

· Monitoring and Evaluation are effectively implemented and learning feeds back into improving programme design.

· Strong relationship management- including representation of Christian Aid and the country programme in internal meetings.

· An approach which is true to CA’s partnership model in ensuring that delivery is led by the SSCC and relevant church representatives, including accompaniment as part of a much wider Church collaboration.

· Effective coordination with other partner organisations and church bodies.

· Activities are delivered within budget, and financial reporting is timely and accurate.

· Strong working relationships with other CASS colleagues, consultants and accompaniers.

Role agility

Expected national travel per annum: Over 75 days

Expected international travel per annum: Occasional travel

On call/ unsocial hours: Yes

Surge capacity for emergency responses: Yes – could be required to to travel for more than 75 days p.a. and for a period of up to 3 months but for no more than 6 months p.a. with no less than one month’s interval between postings unless in extreme circumstances.

Role context

This role offers an exciting opportunity to be part of Christian Aid’s South Sudan team, with a strong focus on peacebuilding work with local churches and non-faith-based women led civil society organisation/s. And further contribute to the wider Country Programme of work on From Violence to Peace pillar.

A very significant component of the role will be dedicated towards supporting delivery of the Sustainable transition from violence to peace in South Sudan project, with funding from Charity Aid Foundation (CAF), jointly implemented by SSCC and in partnership with EVE Organisation. The Programme Officer will be responsible for working with other colleagues on the delivery of the Project. The Project focuses on local level support to church structures as they implement the Action Plan for Peace at all levels, incorporating further support for other national women led organisations

The Action Plan for Peace (APP): This is an ecumenical community (The Church) represented by South Sudan Council of Churches (SSCC) strategy/ framework developed to resolve conflict, build peace, and reconcile the people of South Sudan. The APP was formally launched in September 2015 beginning a multi-year process. Since then, national and local level structures have been established and activities have been supported in line with this strategy. Each of the four pillars of the APP have been strengthened and require further consolidation. For instance, the Advocacy pillar provides a means to influence opinions and policies towards peacefully resolving conflict, at all levels from high-level to grassroots. The Neutral Forum pillar provides a safe space for stakeholders to discuss the root causes of conflict and envisage a peaceful future. Reconciliation will restore and heal relationships within the nation. The fourth pillar enables a sustainable approach which builds strong institutional capacity.

Role requirements

Relationships

External: Liaising with churches, government officials, NNGOs, INGOs and UN agencies

Internal: Work closely with the Christian Aid in Country team, and Technical advisors including partners

Decision making: Day to day decision to ensure effective implementation and adequate support to partners.

Budgetary/ savings responsibility: Overall project budget management and operations responsibilities

Analytical skills: Analytical skills desirable to perform day to day project work

Developing self and others: Ability to take initiative, be self-motivated**

Number of Direct reports: 0

Overall people management responsibility: The post holder will closely accompany the project implementation by the Church and the women-led organisation to ensure mutual donor compliance and risk management

Role related checks

DBS Clearance: Basic Counter terrorism screening Required: Certificate of Good Conduct required**

Person specification

Applied skills/ knowledge and expertise

Essential

· Minimum Bachelor’s degree in appropriate field

· Minimum of 5 years’ experience and expertise of working in conflict transformation, peacebuilding programmes and advocacy

· Experience of partnerships management skills of local NGOs, including facilitating capacity building initiatives

· Good understanding and experience managing donor funded project(s) and charity funds

· Strong understanding of conflict and gender and inclusion

· Good communication skills – verbally and in writing including presentation

· Ability collaborating closely with multi-level stakeholders

· Good interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to lead and work effectively in team situations**

Desirable

· Knowledge of the nexus approach – Peacebuilding, Humanitarian and Development nexus

· Good understanding of political context and context analysis skills

· Experience of working closely with churches, civil society organisations and local communities

NOTE: This role is contingent on funding confirmation and Female candidate are strongly encouraged to apply.

How to apply

Qualified candidates should express your interest to this post by sending your CV and expression of interest to Christian Aid, South Sudan Programme through www.christianaid.org.uk/jobs and/ or hard copies clearing indicating “Programme Officer – From Violence to Peace” and not later than 20thMay 2022.

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USPSC Senior Humanitarian Advisor

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May 172022
 

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: US Agency for International Development
Closing date: 6 Jun 2022

SOLICITATION NUMBER: 720BHA22R00018 ISSUANCE DATE: May 10, 2022 CLOSING DATE AND TIME: June 6, 2022, 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

SUBJECT: Solicitation for U.S. Personal Service Contractor (USPSC)

Dear Prospective Offerors:

The United States Government (USG), represented by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Office of Africa (OA) is seeking offers from qualified U.S. citizens to provide personal service as a Senior Humanitarian Advisor (SHA) under a United States Personal Services Contract (USPSC), as described in the solicitation.

Submittals must be in accordance with the attached information at the place and time specified. Offerors interested in applying for this position MUST submit the following materials:

1. Complete resume. In order to fully evaluate your offer, your resume must include:

(a) Paid and non-paid experience, job title, location(s), dates held (month/year), and hours worked per week for each position. Any experience that does not include dates (month/year), locations, and hours per week will not be counted towards meeting the solicitation requirements. (b) Specific duties performed that fully detail the level and complexity of the work. (c) Education and any other qualifications including job-related training courses, job-related skills, or job-related honors, awards or accomplishments. Failure to identify an academic discipline will result in disqualification. (d) U.S. Citizenship (e) Optional: How did you hear about this opportunity? (SAM.gov, BHA Jobs, Career Fair, etc.).

Your resume must contain sufficient information to make a valid determination that you fully meet the experience requirements as stated in this solicitation. This information must be clearly identified in your resume. Failure to provide information sufficient to determine your qualifications for the position will result in loss of full consideration.

2. USPSC Offeror form AID 309-2. Offerors are required to complete sections A through I. This form must be physically signed. Electronic signatures will not be accepted. AID 309-2 is available at http://www.usaid.gov/forms.

NOTE REGARDING ENSURING ADEQUATE COVID-19 SAFETY PROTOCOLS FOR FEDERAL CONTRACTORS

The contractor will be required to show proof that the contractor is fully vaccinated against COVID-19 on or before the first date of onboarding, or submit an approved reasonable accommodation to the CO. If the contractor does not meet this requirement the contract may be terminated.

NOTE REGARDING UNIQUE ENTITY IDENTIFIER (UEI) NUMBER AND THE SYSTEM FOR AWARD MANAGEMENT

All USPSCs with a place of performance in the United States are required to have a Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) number and be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) database prior to receiving an offer. You will be disqualified if you either fail to comply with this requirement or if your name appears on the excluded parties list. The selectee will be provided with guidance regarding this registration.

NOTE: As of March 28, 2018, all new SAM.gov entity registrations will now require a signed notarized letter identifying the authorized Entity administrator for the entity associated with the DUNS number. Additional information on the format of the notarized letter and where to submit can be found via the below Federal Service Desk link:

https://www.fsd.gov/fsd-gov/answer.do?sysparm_kbid=d2e67885db0d5f00b3257d321f96194b& sysparm_search=kb0013183

Offerors can expect to receive a confirmation email when offer materials have been received. Offerors should retain for their records copies of all enclosures which accompany their offers. Your complete resume must be emailed to:

OA Recruitment Team

E-Mail Address: BHA.AfricaRecruitment@usaid.gov

Website: www.BHAjobs.net

Any questions on this solicitation may be directed to the OA Recruitment Team via the information provided above.

Sincerely,

Sonja Stroud-Gooden

Contracting Officer

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

This position requires an individual to support the management and representation of the humanitarian portfolio for South Sudan. Reporting to the OHA Director in South Sudan, the SHA will be responsible for program analysis and strategy development and work closely with the USAID/South Sudan staff, the U.S. Embassy, U.S. military representatives, and other USG interagency partners, other donors, Government of South Sudan officials, IOs, NGOs, and the UN, in responding to humanitarian needs and sudden-onset disasters. Because of the substantial coordination requirements of this position, an individual with a highly collaborative work style is necessary. The SHA must be prepared to function effectively in a challenging and restrictive work environment and be willing to strictly adhere to U.S. Embassy security guidelines.

The individual will perform the following duties:

Contextual Specialty

● Develop and maintain knowledge of the key humanitarian and DRR issues in South Sudan.

● Maintain an in-depth understanding of political, humanitarian, organizational, and stakeholder interests specific to South Sudan.

● Monitor incipient disasters, international disaster response plans and efforts, and major humanitarian issues and challenges in the area of responsibility through a wide range of USG and international sources.

● Identify humanitarian issues, priorities, lessons learned, and opportunities within and relevant to South Sudan and apply those to program strategy development and implementation.

● Prepare regular strategic and analytical reports on current or anticipated emergencies, as well as on comprehensive preparedness documentation on South Sudan.

Portfolio Management

● Lead efforts to identify and assess on-going and emerging humanitarian assistance requirements, target beneficiary groups, and locations, oversee the general direction of existing relief and transition-oriented programs, and broadly recommend the types of interventions and budget levels required in South Sudan.

● Closely collaborate with USAID Mission colleagues on program coordination to share information, avoid overlap, and explore opportunities for synergies and transition efforts.

● Maintain regular communication and close coordination with BHA/Sudans, East and Central Africa Regional Office (SECARO) and BHA/Washington on these efforts.

● Monitor ongoing humanitarian assistance efforts in South Sudan. Liaise with partners and other donors, coordinate with the SECARO on issues of mutual interest, and provide coordinated field feedback to the partners.

● Coordinate collection of information and provide updates and recommendations through written reports on issues related to the humanitarian situation, including the following:

Capacity and ability of UN, IOs, NGOs, and local institutions to carry out programs; o Capacity of the logistics infrastructure to support programs; o Security situation of beneficiaries, personnel, convoys, and relief operations in general;

o Role of in-country UN leadership and the UN Mission in South Sudan in facilitating humanitarian assistance;

o Contributions by other donors, problems arising from the implementation of relief and reintegration programs, and any other issues that require the attention of BHA; and o Humanitarian coordination issues and any recommendations for change.

● Provide guidance to organizations that are developing applications for BHA, based on BHA’s Guidelines for Unsolicited Applications.

● Review concept papers and applications and provide timely recommendations/comments to BHA/Washington and BHA/SECARO.

● Ensure reporting on a timely basis to BHA/Washington and SECARO on the quality of grantees’ work, noting deficiencies, attributes, and evolving operational conditions.

Representation

● Represent BHA at senior level meetings within the USG and with humanitarian stakeholders and convey humanitarian concerns and priorities from the BHA perspective through oral and written briefings.

● Coordinate policy development meetings such as: o Meetings with individual and groups of implementing partners discussing programmatic priorities, objectives, progress, results, and challenges;

o Discussions, meetings, and papers informing USG foreign policy in areas with humanitarian concerns or impacts;

o Donor and implementing partner coordination forums.

● At the direction of the OHA Director, serve as the principal point of contact in-country for BHA/South Sudan for humanitarian issues, and serve as a liaison on program issues among USAID mission staff, the U.S. Embassy and other USG agencies, military representatives, BHA/Washington, and the overall humanitarian community.

● Present BHA perspectives to NGOs, IOs, and UN agencies relating to humanitarian assistance strategies and priorities, including BHA’s approach to sustainable, resilience-oriented humanitarian programs. Work closely with the Regional Advisor and BHA’s technical advisors to discuss and understand sectoral priorities.

● Represent USG humanitarian interests at national and international meetings and conferences, and facilitate, as requested, travel and briefings for official USG visitors interested in humanitarian issues.

● Engage as the humanitarian specialist in U.S. Embassy policy conversations, remaining available to provide timely reporting and clearances in response to high-level USG queries originating from the region or from Washington, DC.

Leadership

● Provide recommendations on current and future directions of BHA’s Sudan portfolio to include programmatic, budgetary, and human resource requirements.

● Serve in a leadership role within the BHA Office in USAID/Sudan, in coordination with USAID Mission senior leadership, to incorporate humanitarian concerns into Mission activities and identify opportunities to leverage USAID interventions.

● Serve as direct supervisor to team members on grants management and portfolio management, including BHA’s business process, portfolio-specific budget and workload management, and post-award monitoring and management.

● Lead an ethnically and culturally diverse team of program, technical and/or administrative staff.

● Consistently model behaviors that demonstrate a commitment to fostering a non-hostile, inclusive work environment that values diversity, equity and is free of discrimination, bias, unfairness, bullying, offensive behaviors and harassment of any kind.

General Duties:

● Become certified and serve as an Agreement Officer’s Representative/Contracting Officer’s Representative (AOR/COR), as assigned. The AOR/COR provides financial and programmatic oversight of all aspects of managing the agreement or contract; this includes but is not limited to reviewing invoices, requests for approvals, program/project deliverables (i.e. work plans, annual reports, monthly status reports), travel requests, key personnel requests, and financial/budget reports. They are responsible for drafting and submitting the annual contractor performance evaluation in the Contract/Assistance Performance Assessment Review System. They prepare and review contract/assistance modifications documentation and assist the Contracting/Agreement Officer to ensure performance is compliant with the terms and conditions of the contract/agreement, the Federal Acquisition Regulation, and USAID policy. AOR/CORs are responsible for all related requirements in the COR designation letter and the AOR designation letter.

● May be requested to be on-call or serve as needed on Washington-based Response Management Teams (RMTs) or in other international locations on Disaster Assistance Response Teams (DARTs).

● As needed, may serve on temporary detail within the bureau to meet operational needs during staff shortages, not to exceed six months. Duties performed while on detail will be aligned with the Team’s existing duties and responsibilities and will be directly related to the scope of work provided.

SUPERVISORY RELATIONSHIP:

The USPSC will report directly to the Regional Humanitarian Advisor or his/her/their designee in Sudan and collaborate and consult with other USAID and U.S. Embassy staff.

SUPERVISORY CONTROLS:

Supervisor provides administrative directions in terms of broadly defined missions or functions. The employee independently plans, designs, and carries out programs, projects, studies, or other work. Results are considered authoritative and are normally accepted without significant change.

II. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION (Determines basic eligibility for the position. Offerors who do not meet all of the education and experience factors are considered NOT qualified for the position.)

Bachelor’s degree with significant study in or pertinent to the specialized field and at least nine (9) years of relevant experience. Such experience must include humanitarian or development focus and responsibility in determining budget levels, selecting programs for funding, and managing or evaluating programs. Experience must include three (3) years of cumulative experience in international humanitarian assistance, emergency management, relief, disaster risk reduction, post-emergency rehabilitation or recovery, or resilience.

OR

Master’s degree with significant study in or pertinent to the specialized field and at least seven (7) years of relevant experience with a humanitarian or development focus and include responsibility in determining budget levels, selecting programs for funding, and managing or evaluating programs. Experience must include three (3) years of cumulative experience in international humanitarian assistance, emergency management/relief, disaster risk reduction, post emergency rehabilitation or recovery, or resilience.

III. EVALUATION AND SELECTION FACTORS

The Government may award a contract without discussions with offerors in accordance with FAR 52.215-1. The CO reserves the right at any point in the evaluation process to establish a competitive range of offerors with whom negotiations will be conducted pursuant to FAR 15.306(c). In accordance with FAR 52.215-1, if the CO determines that the number of offers that would otherwise be in the competitive range exceeds the number at which an efficient competition can be conducted, the CO may limit the number of offerors in the competitive range to the greatest number that will permit an efficient competition among the most highly rated offers. FAR provisions of this solicitation are available at https://www.acquisition.gov/browse/index/far.

SELECTION FACTORS (Determines basic eligibility for the position. Offerors who do not meet all of the selection factors are considered NOT qualified for the position.)

● Offeror is a U.S. Citizen.

● Complete resume submitted. See cover page for resume requirements. Experience that cannot be quantified will not be counted towards meeting the solicitation requirements.

● USPSC Offeror form AID 309-2. Offerors are required to complete sections A through I. This form must be physically signed. Electronic signatures will not be accepted.

● Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret up to Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information level clearance as provided by USAID.

● Ability to obtain and maintain a Department of State medical clearance throughout the contract. ● Must not appear as an excluded party in the System for Award Management (SAM.gov).

● Satisfactory verification of academic credentials.

OFFEROR RATING SYSTEM

The offeror rating system factors are used to determine the competitive ranking of qualified offerors in comparison to other offerors. Offerors must demonstrate the rating factors outlined below within their resume, as they are evaluated strictly by the information provided. The rating factors are as follows:

Professional Experience (12 points)

● Experience working with a donor or grant making organization.

● Experience managing needs assessments

● Experience with budget development or management.

● Experience leading or participating in strategy development

● Experience with program design or monitoring or evaluating programs

● Experience managing programs that focus on emergency response or DRR programming.

Skills and Abilities (8 points)

● Experience working with host or local governments on the planning and implementation of humanitarian or development interventions; this can include both domestic and international experience.

● Experience working with donor organizations or diplomatic missions.

● Experience working with international or national non-governmental partners at senior levels.

● Experience delivering verbal and oral presentations or engaging with senior officials within a large organization on humanitarian issues.

Leading Teams Experience (10 points)

● Experience mentoring and training staff.

● Experience with team performance management, including developing or monitoring employee training plans, providing formal or informal feedback through performance evaluations, and ensuring adequate staffing of a team.

● Experience managing teams that include program, technical, or administrative staff.

Interview Performance (50 points)

Satisfactory Professional Reference Checks (20 points)

Total Possible Points: 100

BASIS OF RATING: Offerors who meet the Education/Experience requirements and Selection Factors will be further evaluated in accordance with the Offeror Rating System. Those offerors determined to be competitively ranked may also be evaluated on interview performance and satisfactory professional reference checks. Offerors are required to address each factor of the Offeror Rating System in their resume, describing specifically and accurately what experience, training, education and/or awards they have received as it pertains to each factor. Be sure to include your name and the announcement number at the top of each additional page. Failure to address the selection factors and/or Offeror Rating System factors may result in not receiving credit for all pertinent experience, education, training and/or awards. The most qualified offerors may be interviewed and required to provide a writing sample. BHA will not pay for any expenses associated with the interviews. Professional references and academic credentials will be evaluated for offerors being considered for selection package. Note: Please be advised that references may be obtained independently from other sources in addition to the ones provided by an offeror. BHA reserves the right to select additional offerors if vacancies become available during future phase of the selection process.

How to apply

Offers must be received by the closing date and time at the address specified in the cover letter. Qualified individuals are required to submit:

1. Complete resume. In order to fully evaluate your offer, your resume must include:

(a) Paid and non-paid experience, job title, location(s), dates held (month/year), and hours worked per week for each position. Any experience that does not include dates (month/year), locations, and hours per week will not be counted towards meeting the solicitation requirements.

(b) Specific duties performed that fully detail the level and complexity of the work.

(c) Education and any other qualifications including job-related training courses, job-related skills, or job-related honors, awards or accomplishments. Failure to identify an academic discipline will result in disqualification.

(d) U.S. Citizenship

(e) Optional: How did you hear about this opportunity? (SAM.gov, BHA Jobs, Career Fair, etc.). Your resume must contain sufficient information to make a valid determination that you fully meet the experience requirements as stated in this solicitation. This information must be clearly identified in your resume. Failure to provide information sufficient to determine your qualifications for the position will result in loss of full consideration.

2. USPSC Offeror form AID 309-2.

Offerors are required to complete sections A through I. This form must be physically signed. Electronic signatures will not be accepted. AID 309-2 is available at http://www.usaid.gov/forms. Additional documents submitted will not be accepted. By submitting your offer materials, you certify that all of the information on and attached to the offer is true, correct, complete, and made in good faith. You agree to allow all information on and attached to the offer to be investigated. False or fraudulent information on or attached to your offer may result in you being eliminated from consideration for this position, or being terminated after award, and may be punishable by fine or imprisonment. To ensure consideration of offers for the intended position, please reference the solicitation number on your offer, and as the subject line in any email.

DOCUMENT SUBMITTALS Via email: BHA.AfricaRecruitment@usaid.gov

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Programme Officer – From Violence to Peace (South Sudanese National)

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May 072022
 

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: Christian Aid
Closing date: 20 May 2022

Location: Juba, South Sudan

Reports to: Head of Programmes

Matrix manager (if applicable): Country Director

Role definition

Role purpose: The post holder is responsible for delivering on Christian Aid Peace building strategy including the nexus approach and leading efforts towards growing of the From Violence to Peace (FV2P) Country programme objective. This post holder will further offer support to other Christian Aid’s wider humanitarian and resilience programme pillars as part of integrating the nexus approach in the wider country strategy. The focused support will include supporting the South Sudan Council of Churches’ (SSCC) Action Plan for Peace, including other non-faith civil society & woman led organisations advocacy strategies. Facilitate capacity-building and training for lCCs, and non-faith civil society & women led organisations, in building peace, reconciliation, advocacy and Christian Aid good practice. Feed into the Christian Aid’s policy and strategy by participating in technical/ thematic discussions and reflections based on ongoing work. Ensure that all project activities are conflict sensitive and are undertaken within budget and timeframe which enable impact and direct benefit to target communities. Work with the country team to ensure support delivery of projects to the highest standards and in line with the country strategic plan and the country programme agreement. Maintain and strengthen relationships with participating partners and communities, contributing to strengthening the partnership)

Key outcomes

· Effective delivery of activities and outcomes in relation to project framework on support for the APP

· The project is delivered to a very high quality, and project frameworks are strengthened in line with the Christian Aid global From Violence to Peace strategy and policies.

· Monitoring and Evaluation are effectively implemented and learning feeds back into improving programme design.

· Strong relationship management- including representation of Christian Aid and the country programme in internal meetings.

· An approach which is true to CA’s partnership model in ensuring that delivery is led by the SSCC and relevant church representatives, including accompaniment as part of a much wider Church collaboration.

· Effective coordination with other partner organisations and church bodies.

· Activities are delivered within budget, and financial reporting is timely and accurate.

· Strong working relationships with other CASS colleagues, consultants and accompaniers.

Role agility

Expected national travel per annum: Over 75 days

Expected international travel per annum: Occasional travel

On call/ unsocial hours: Yes

Surge capacity for emergency responses: Yes – could be required to to travel for more than 75 days p.a. and for a period of up to 3 months but for no more than 6 months p.a. with no less than one month’s interval between postings unless in extreme circumstances.

Role context

This role offers an exciting opportunity to be part of Christian Aid’s South Sudan team, with a strong focus on peacebuilding work with local churches and non-faith-based women led civil society organisation/s. And further contribute to the wider Country Programme of work on From Violence to Peace pillar.

A very significant component of the role will be dedicated towards supporting delivery of the Sustainable transition from violence to peace in South Sudan project, with funding from Charity Aid Foundation (CAF), jointly implemented by SSCC and in partnership with EVE Organisation. The Programme Officer will be responsible for working with other colleagues on the delivery of the Project. The Project focuses on local level support to church structures as they implement the Action Plan for Peace at all levels, incorporating further support for other national women led organisations

The Action Plan for Peace (APP): This is an ecumenical community (The Church) represented by South Sudan Council of Churches (SSCC) strategy/ framework developed to resolve conflict, build peace, and reconcile the people of South Sudan. The APP was formally launched in September 2015 beginning a multi-year process. Since then, national and local level structures have been established and activities have been supported in line with this strategy. Each of the four pillars of the APP have been strengthened and require further consolidation. For instance, the Advocacy pillar provides a means to influence opinions and policies towards peacefully resolving conflict, at all levels from high-level to grassroots. The Neutral Forum pillar provides a safe space for stakeholders to discuss the root causes of conflict and envisage a peaceful future. Reconciliation will restore and heal relationships within the nation. The fourth pillar enables a sustainable approach which builds strong institutional capacity.

Role requirements

Relationships

External: Liaising with churches, government officials, NNGOs, INGOs and UN agencies

Internal: Work closely with the Christian Aid in Country team, and Technical advisors including partners

Decision making: Day to day decision to ensure effective implementation and adequate support to partners.

Budgetary/ savings responsibility: Overall project budget management and operations responsibilities

Analytical skills: Analytical skills desirable to perform day to day project work

Developing self and others: Ability to take initiative, be self-motivated**

Number of Direct reports: 0

Overall people management responsibility: The post holder will closely accompany the project implementation by the Church and the women-led organisation to ensure mutual donor compliance and risk management

Role related checks

DBS Clearance: Basic Counter terrorism screening Required: Certificate of Good Conduct required**

Person specification

Applied skills/ knowledge and expertise

Essential

· Minimum Bachelor’s degree in appropriate field

· Minimum of 5 years’ experience and expertise of working in conflict transformation, peacebuilding programmes and advocacy

· Experience of partnerships management skills of local NGOs, including facilitating capacity building initiatives

· Good understanding and experience managing donor funded project(s) and charity funds

· Strong understanding of conflict and gender and inclusion

· Good communication skills – verbally and in writing including presentation

· Ability collaborating closely with multi-level stakeholders

· Good interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to lead and work effectively in team situations**

Desirable

· Knowledge of the nexus approach – Peacebuilding, Humanitarian and Development nexus

· Good understanding of political context and context analysis skills

· Experience of working closely with churches, civil society organisations and local communities

NOTE: This role is contingent on funding confirmation and Female candidate are strongly encouraged to apply.

How to apply:

Qualified candidates should express your interest to this post by sending your CV and expression of interest to Christian Aid, South Sudan Programme through www.christianaid.org.uk/jobs and/ or hard copies clearing indicating “**Programme Officer – From Violence to Peace”** and not later than 20thMay 2022.

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Infrastructure Development Advisor

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May 062022
 

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: Samaritan’s Purse
Closing date: 30 Jun 2022

Get Involved!

We are hiring an Infrastructure Development Advisor to join our Emergency Response team in South Sudan. This Advisor is responsible for the development of all infrastructure/construction project activities such as school infrastructures, health facilities improvement, WASH facilities, roads, bridges, office premises, etc. You will provide technical support on managing construction and rehabilitation activities in the program area. If you are searching for more than just a job, but a career with lasting impact, come see how we accomplish that!

A day in the life of an Infrastructure Development Advisor, Emergency Response:

At Samaritan’s Purse, the Gospel really is the center of all we do! We start each day with a time of devotions and spend time praying for each other, our staff and volunteers who serve around the globe.

In the role of Infrastructure Development Advisor, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Maintain your personal relationship with Jesus Christ and be an effective witness for Him
  • Serve as focal point for technical inputs with regards to grant design and preparation of Bill of Quantities (BoQs), budgets, and proposal narratives
  • Undertake technical assessments for small scale community infrastructure projects including buildings/community centers, hospitals, schools, roads, bridges, water points
  • Analyze requests for new rehabilitation and/or construction works to advise the team
  • Carry out assessments and prepare regular reports and recommendations for follow up actions and review.
  • Collaborate with contracted firms and construction teams to provide guidance throughout the process including site selection, layout, blueprint development, safety protocols, and compliance. This includes regular visits to oversee, monitor and inspect progress
  • Ensure architectural plans follow best practices in design and construction
  • Prepare documentation for purchase requests and requests for quotes
  • Participate in and provide technical input during the bidding and contract process.
  • Interpret plans and specifications and project milestones to ensure compliance with requirements, project timeframe and to resolve questions as to intent of same.
  • Lead collaborative approaches to problem solving between key stakeholders.
  • Work closely with local communities, stakeholders, and authorities to coordinate participation in and implementation of stated requirements and makes recommendations on how to resolve conflict.
  • Ensure that all complaints and requests for information are handled promptly and properly.
  • Take timely action on potential delays and/or cost overruns that can either be prevented or mitigated are quickly reported with recommended remedial actions for Samaritan’s Purse leadership approval.
  • Ensure all administrative aspects of construction project management are completed according to procedures.
  • Develop operation and maintenance plan (O&M) for each site and conducts training program for grantees for understanding and implementation of O&M plans.
  • All other duties as assigned

Learn more about serving with Samaritan’s Purse.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Master’s degree in civil engineering with a certification as a licensed Professional Engineer (PE) and five (5) years of experience; or equivalent combination of experience and education.
  • Experience in low-cost, context-appropriate small-scale infrastructure design and management of the related procurements
  • Experience managing construction projects from the design phase to the close out/retention period with in-kind grants management experience, including knowledge of community-led programming
  • Experience working in conflict zones, specifically within sub-Saharan Africa or South Sudan
  • Thorough knowledge of USAID rules and regulations (including environmental protocols)
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD, Excel and other computer applications
  • Strong management skills in a complex operating environment and ability to pivot as needed based on operating environment
  • Strong reporting, writing, analytical, organizational & interpersonal skills
  • Ability to coach and mentor others and keep teams up to date with relevant information and produce timely reports
  • 12 credit hours of college-level Biblical Studies (can be completed after hire)

Job Location: Unity State, South Sudan

Type: Full-Time

Language Requirement: Fluency in English (required); Knowledge of Arabic preferred

Accompaniment: Un-Accompanied

Travel Expectations: Domestic travel within South Sudan approximately 30 days/year; required travel documents and vaccinations for entry into foreign countries will be necessary

Benefits:

  • International medical, prescription, dental & vision insurance
  • Paid Family Medical Leave
  • Retirement savings plan
  • Paid holidays
  • 12 vacation/personal days
  • 10 sick days
  • When at IHQ, on-site Medical Clinic (staff and dependents)

Samaritan’s Purse Mission Statement:

Samaritan’s Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. Since 1970, Samaritan’s Purse has helped meet needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine with the purpose of sharing God’s love through His Son, Jesus Christ. The organization serves the Church worldwide to promote the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.

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Consultant (Outcome evaluation of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS)

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Apr 272022
 

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: United Nations
Closing date: 11 May 2022

Call for Expressions of Interest

The Inspection and Evaluation Division (IED) at the United Nations Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS) seeks Expressions of Interest (EoI) from qualified junior to mid-level evaluation consultants to assist in conducting an outcome evaluation of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS).

The evaluation will assess UNMISS’ contribution to strengthening rule of law through support to justice initiatives and promotion of human rights in South Sudan. The evaluation is scheduled to take place in 2022. The role of the consultant is to support the OIOS-IED evaluation team in data collection and analysis during the period June – November 2022. Typical tasks include conducting interviews and/or focus group discussions, contributing to outcome harvesting facilitation, desk review of documents, analysis of secondary data, consolidating interview and briefing notes, among others.

The call is open to both national and international individual consultants currently based in South Sudan and/or East Africa. We expect the consultant(s) to be able and willing to travel around South Sudan, including rural areas. Travel and living costs will be borne by OIOS.

OIOS daily fees for junior to-mid-level evaluation consultants range from 180 USD to 400 USD per day (rates will be determined based on candidate skills and experience as well as complexity of the assignment). The estimated total number of days of the consultancy is 50 days and may be revised during the course of the evaluation.

Requirements

  1. At least 5 years of experience in the design, and conduct of programme evaluations in the areas of international development, humanitarian, conflict or post-conflict settings, social sciences or related areas

  2. Sound knowledge of evaluation standards, methods and terminology (including outcome harvesting, contribution analysis, qualitative and quantitative data collection methods, theories of change, culturally responsive evaluation practice)

  3. Proficiency in written and spoken English and Juba Arabic is desirable. Ability to converse in additional South Sudanese languages is preferred.

  4. Experience in remote data collection or/and fieldwork in conflict or post-conflict settings (including ability and willingness to travel to remote regions of South Sudan for data collection)

  5. Experience in research or evaluation in the rule of law area (justice and corrections, human rights issues) is an asset

How to apply:

Interested candidates should submit their EoI to Jillian Baker at jillian.baker@un.org with an up-to-date CV and one-page cover letter that highlights how their background and past experience is of direct relevance to the evaluation topic and above described role. The deadline to submit expressions of interest is by close of business on 11 May 2022.

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EXTERNAL EVALUATOR – INTERNATIONAL CONSULTANT

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Apr 262022
 

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: International Organization for Migration
Closing date: 10 May 2022

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

POSITION TITLE: EXTERNAL EVALUATOR – INTERNATIONAL CONSULTANT

DUTY STATION: JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN – HOMEBASED

  1. Duration of Consultancy: 1st of June 2022 – 31st of July 2022

  2. Nature of the consultancy: Development of the Extracurricular Module for Secondary School Settings on Nurturing Disability Inclusive Attitudes Among Children and Youth

  3. Organizational Context and Scope

IOM in South Sudan has a broad range of programming centered around three broad areas: humanitarian coordination and support; humanitarian response and resilience; and peacebuilding, transition and development. Humanitarian coordination and support includes leading/ co-leading the Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) and Shelter and Non-Food Items (NFI) Clusters, Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM), Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) and management of WASH and Shelter and NFI core-pipelines, humanitarian hubs and common transport services. Humanitarian response and resilience includes CCCM, WASH, Shelter & NFI, health, protection, gender equality and inclusion, mental health and psychosocial support and the management of a Rapid Response Fund. Under peacebuilding, transition and development, IOM South Sudan implements programming on housing, land and property issues, transition and recovery, transhumance conflict prevention, community-based violence reduction, community development and migration management.

  1. Project Context and Scope: Provision of Holistic Humanitarian Support to Persons With Disabilities in Aweil South and Tonj South

  2. Organizational Department / Unit to which the Consultant is contributing: Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Unit and Protection, Gender and Inclusion Unit of IOM Mission in South Sudan. Project code: DP.1717

  3. Tangible and measurable outputs of the work assignment

Consultant will be hired to elaborate extra-curricular module for secondary school settings on Nurturing Disability Inclusive Attitudes Among Children and Youth on a three-instalment payment basis:

  1. First deliverable – Desk review, inception report, including outline of the extra-curricular module – Deliverable in via email by 15th of June, 2022**

  2. Second deliverable Extra-curricular module is elaborated and submitted – Second instalment payment – Deliverable via e-mail by 15th of July, 2022

  3. Third and final deliverable Mainstream feedback of the MHPSS and Protection, Gender and Inclusion Units on the elaborated module and finalize the product for dissemination and piloting in secondary school settings. – Deliverable via email by 31st of July, 2022

Payment schedule

Based on meeting the above deliverables and based on the work plan, the following payment schedule is agreed for a total of 60 days of consultancy:

  1. First payment of 20% of the total consultancy payment is due upon completion of the desk review, inception report and outline of the extra-curricular module (deliverable 1). Expected date of 15th of June, 2022.

  2. Second payment of 50% of the total consultancy payment is due upon elaboration and submission of the extra-curricular module. Expected date of 15th of July, 2022.

  3. Third and final payment of 30% of the total consultancy payment is due upon mainstreaming of feedback provided by the Mission and completion of the extra-curricular module for further dissemination and piloting. To be completed by 31st of July, 2022.

Submission of the service completion and deliverables approved by IOM, along with timesheet is required for completion of each payment.

  1. Performance indicators for the evaluation of results

· Extra-curricular module on nurturing disability inclusive attitudes among children and youth provides outline of psychosocial aspects of exclusion of people with disabilities (PwDs), including effects of marginalization.

· All forms of disability are discussed and presented in a child-appropriate manner.

· Extra-curricular module includes interactive exercises facilitating non-formal learning through experience.

  1. Education, Experience and/or skills required

· Master’s Degree in psychology or above in social sciences, anthropology or other related fields;

· At least 5 years of professional experience working on psychosocial and psychological aspects of disability and promotion of inclusive care;

· Demonstrated ability to design and deliver extra-curricular educational material;

· Good writing skills, strong interpersonal and communication skills;

· Solid organizational skills: the ability to be flexible and work well under pressure in a fast-paced and detail-oriented team environment;

· Good computer skills: excellent knowledge of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and email/ internet;

· Similar experience of working on elaboration of training modules and relevant educational materials, including relevant tools, such as training handouts and PowerPoint presentations;

· Knowledge of cultural context and experience of work in South Sudan in an equivalent role is considered to be an asset.

  1. Travel required

This is a home-cased international consultancy.

  1. Competencies

Values

· Inclusion and respect for diversity: respects and promotes individual and cultural differences; encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible.

· Integrity and transparency: maintains high ethical standards and acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles/rules and standards of conduct.

· Professionalism: demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent and committed manner and exercises careful judgment in meeting day-to-day challenges.

Core Competencies – behavioural indicators

· Teamwork: develops and promotes effective collaboration within and across units to achieve shared goals and optimize results.

· Delivering results: produces and delivers quality results in a service-oriented and timely manner; is action-oriented and committed to achieving agreed outcomes.

· Managing and sharing knowledge: continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge and innovate.

· Accountability: takes ownership for achieving the Organization’s priorities and assumes responsibility for own action and delegated work.

· Communication: encourages and contributes to clear and open communication; explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring and motivational way.

How to apply:

Interested candidates should send their Curriculum Vitae and a motivational letter outlining relevant experience and skills to vss@iom.int by 10th of May, 2022, indicating in the subject of the e‐mail “Consultant on Extra-Curricular Module Development”.

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End of Project Evaluation” (INTERNATIONAL CONSULTANT ONLY)

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Apr 232022
 

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: Norwegian People’s Aid
Closing date: 6 May 2022

PROJECT: Expansion of Rural Agricultural Inputs Supply and Extension Services (ERAISE) – (FED/2017/387-2019)- EU Funded Project

POSITION: *“End of Project Evaluation” (INTERNATIONAL CONSULTANT ONLY)*

REPORTING TO: The consultant will be required to report regularly to the Rural Development Program Manager on the progress of the assessment, which will have the overall responsibility.

LOCATION: *Lake State in Six Counties (*Cueibet, Wulu, Rumbek Centre, Rumbek East, Yirol West and Yirol East Counties)

PROVISIONAL TIME FRAME: 30 Days- Including Weekends for data collection and Final Report

TENTATIVE START DATES: 15th May – 15th June 2021

INTRODUCTION:

Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA) South Sudan is an International Non-Governmental Organization involved in humanitarian, relief and long-term development cooperation in South Sudan. NPA has worked in South Sudan since 1986 and currently runs three programmes: Civil Society Development, Rural Development, and Emergency Response. The NPA Rural Development Program implemented a three-year grant funded by the European Union, ZEAT- BEAD Programme, for a Project entitled ‘Expansion of Rural Agricultural Inputs Supply and Extension Services (E-RAISE) in 6 Counties of Cueibet, Rumbek Central, Rumbek East, Wulu, Yirol West and Yirol East in Lakes State. The E-RAISE project is a follow up of a similar SORUDEV project, which NPA implemented from 2015 to 2017 in the same State.

DESCRIPTION OF THE PROJECT:

The overall objective of the Expansion of Rural Agricultural Inputs Supply and Extension Services (E-RAISE) is “to contribute to improved food security and income of the population of the Republic of South Sudan”, with three main specific outcome results:

  1. Improved conflict mitigation capacities of targeted communities
  2. Improved food production and productivity
  3. Diversified income-generating opportunities

The objective of this intervention was to increase agricultural productivity and incomes of smallholder producers through facilitating access to agricultural inputs, extension services and output markets in Lakes State. By achieving these outcomes, this intervention was to contribute significantly to the alleviation of multiple constraints faced by smallholder producers, such as persistent conflict across smallholder farming communities; minimal level of production and productivity; limited availability and very low uptake of improved agro-inputs and improved agricultural practices/ technologies; High post-harvest losses; and highly undiversified income sources from both on-farm and off-farm livelihood sources.

To increase agricultural productivity, the project implemented integrated strategies that increase availability and access to locally produced certified seeds of high performing sorghum varieties, groundnuts and cowpeas and improved tools focused mainly on ox-drawn implements. The project also focused on increasing the number of rural enterprises (agro-dealers) selling agricultural inputs to reach smallholder farmers, especially those in remote areas. A farmer demand-driven agricultural extension system has been implemented to increase farmers’ knowledge and practice for more effective utilization of improved agricultural inputs. To capitalize on productivity gains arising from investments made in increasing smallholder producer access to improved agricultural inputs, the action was involved in strengthening post-harvest management and market linkages, focusing mainly on farmers and fisherfolk. Through the action, Women and youth were empowered towards resilience with specific attention paid to addressing climate-related challenges. The action resulted in higher incomes realized through increased quantities of products sold on the market and a significant reduction in post-harvest losses and improved value addition and linkage to market centers. Furthermore, the project intervention was expected to result in increased household income by supporting targeted households to establish and enhance their on-farm and off-farm livelihoods sources within the target communities.

PURPOSE OF THE ASSIGNMENT:

The purpose of the assignment is to assess the extent the ERAISE project has achieved in delivery of planned outputs and outcomes as well as progress towards achievement of the respective objectives, while highlighting enabling factors and challenges encountered. The end term evaluation also seeks to render accountability to beneficiaries, stakeholders and the EU as the donor.

The evaluation is expected to provide data on the performance of project interventions as per the DAC Criteria of relevance, efficiency, effectiveness, impact and sustainability. The consultant is also expected to evaluate project achievements, implementation approach, replication and scaling-up approach of the ERAISE project. The findings and recommendations will contribute to a learning process that enables principally ERAISE Partners (NPA & GAIS), the donor (EU) and other project stakeholders (Line ministry and its directorates) and other partners (NGO/ UN Agencies) to draw lessons from its experience in order to improve the quality of service provision to target communities. Through this evaluation, findings will inform the implementing partners (NPA/ GAIS) on the effectiveness of the beneficiary accountability system and mechanisms used during the project implementation.

METHODOLOGY:

The desired methodology for this survey is participatory and all the consortium members (Norwegian People’s Aid- NPA and Global Agricultural Innovation and Solutions- GAIS) will be part of the evaluation survey process. The consultant will however provide leadership and bear responsibility for the process, the findings, the recommendations and the content of the final report.

The end of project evaluation survey methods will be based on quantitative and qualitative data collection method through literature review of relevant report from reliable and trusted sources, household interviews, key informant interviews (KII) and focus group discussion (FGD) and should include detailed data on target beneficiaries as well as secondary data. Disadvantaged household, age and gender per location must be disaggregated for all data collected through the assessment.

The design and implementation of the end of project evaluation (EoP) should also ensure that principles of gender equality, inclusion and non-discrimination are considered and acted upon throughout, and that the meaningful participation of the most vulnerable groups and other key stakeholders is promoted in the design and implementation processes.

LINE OF INQUIRY:

During this evaluation, the consultant is expected to consider the following DAC Criteria, as laid out in the DAC principles for evaluation of development assistance. This includes; – Relevance, Effectiveness, Efficiency, Impact and Sustainability as outline below.

a) Relevance

This examined the extent to which the project objectives and design responds to beneficiaries, and partner needs, interests, policies, and priorities and continue to do so if circumstances change. The consultant is expected to; –

  • Review the appropriateness of the Project’s Immediate Objectives, Outputs, Indicators and Activities including the preparatory activities and assessments undertaken at the start of the project;
  • Review the interrelationship of the project team, local community and the co-funding aspects of the project in terms of complementarity and coherence in activities undertaken;
  • Review the overall design and provide an overall assessment of the ERAISE project.

b) Effectiveness

A measure of the extent to which the technical assistance attains its objectives. This includes an analysis of the attainment of outcomes and impacts, project objectives, and delivery and completion of project outputs and activities as shown by the project indicators. The consultant expected to; –

  • Review how the project’s outputs and results were used, and the project’s goal realized;
  • Review the intended beneficiary groups and identify how far planned benefits have been delivered and received by all key stakeholders, and how unplanned results may have affected the intended project benefits;
  • Review activities and outputs in relation to objectives defined in the project document, with emphasis on the defined indicators of targets and achievements;
  • Review the quality of internal organizational and managerial structure of the project in relation to the fulfillment of project objectives, the human resources employed, and the overall management of the project’s resources.

c) Efficiency and Cost Effectiveness

Efficiency measures the outputs – qualitative and quantitative – in relation to the inputs, costs and implementing time. It is an economic term which signifies that the technical assistance provided used the least costly resources possible in order to achieve the desired results. Cost effective factors include:

  • The project completed the planned activities and met or exceeded the expected outcomes in terms of achievement of the immediate objectives, in accordance with schedule and as cost-effective as initially planned. The consultant will review how the various activities implemented transformed the available resources into expected project outcomes, considering quantity, quality and timeliness. The review should include quality of day-to-day management (including risk management), costs and value for money, quality of monitoring and other unplanned outputs arising from the project.

d) Impact

The positive and negative changes produced by this intervention, directly or indirectly, intended or unintended. This involves the main impacts and effects resulting from the activity on the local social, economic, environmental and other development aspects. The consultant will therefore; –

Review the relationship between the project purpose and goal and the extent to which the benefits received by target beneficiaries had affected large number of people in the project sites.

  • Review the project impacting positively on key groups and on issues that have been identified as key important in project design – particularly peace and security, food security and nutrition, income activities, gender, youths, and environment

e) Sustainability

Sustainability measures the benefits of an activity that are likely to continue after the project has been completed and no more donor funding is available. Relevant factors to improve sustainability of project outcomes include:

  • Is there evidence that the small holders’ farmers supported through the project are likely to grow – scaling up after the phase out of project in Lakes State
  • What significant changes have occurred in people’s lives (Especially the small holder’s farmers, VSLA groups, vegetable groups, seeds producers’ group etc) and to what extent are these likely to be sustained
  • What strategies are in place for the sustainability of these project activities (VSLA groups, vegetable groups, seeds producers’ group and animal traction? Are the strategies being put into action by both NPA and GAIS
  • What mechanisms have NPA and partners put into place in order to sustain the key programme Outputs and Outcomes
  • How has the programme worked with local partners to increase their capacity in a sustainable way?
  • Assess the ownership of objectives and achievements by the beneficiaries/stakeholders, policy support, institutional and management capacity, economic and financial factors, socio-cultural aspects, appropriate technology, and the cross-cutting issues of gender equality, environmental impact and good governance were appropriately accounted for.

f) Project Achievements

Evaluate the achievements of the project against the expected project outcomes taking into consideration the various factors that contributed to the successful implementation of the project. Refer to the immediate objectives, outputs, indicators and activities specified in the project document (Log frame).

g) Implementation Approach

Analyze the project’s approach vis-à-vis the development problems being addressed, adaptation to changing conditions, partnerships in implementation arrangements, changes in project design and overall project management. This may include:

  • Effective partnership arrangements established for implementation of the project with relevant stakeholders involved in the project sites; and
  • Lessons from other relevant projects incorporated into the project’s implementation.

h) Replication and Scaling-Up Approach

Based on the lessons and experiences in the project, this is the process of duplicating the design and implementation in adjacent communities and other sectors to create a multiplier effect that will expand the coverage of the project.

SCOPE OF WORK AND EXPECTED DELIVERABLES:

The scope of ERAIS end of project (EoP) evaluation survey is limited to collecting data and generating information based on the project document and logical framework that will be used to assess the performance of the project. Particularly for impact level indicators, this may also include reference to very credible secondary data sources with time and relevance to the project overall goal. To accomplish the scope of work, the consultant shall;

  • Holding consultative meeting with staff and management of NPA in Juba, implementing partner (GAIS) staffs at field level and other key stakeholders including relevant government departments of Agriculture and rural development.
  • Work with NPA staffs to develop questionnaires, prepare the sample size, identify and train the survey enumerators on use of Mobile Data Collection tools (Tablets/ smartphones), survey questionnaires and methodology
  • Holding Focus group discussions (FGD), Key informant interviews (KII) and conduct household interviews through use of household questionnaires with project direct beneficiaries and stakeholders (including in all livelihoods sectors-fisheries, pastoralists, agricultural workers, blacksmith workers, associations of rural women and producer organizations, local women’s groups, community leaders and service providers).
  • Validation workshop with NPA, GAIS including key stakeholder’s relevant government departments from field office in Rumbek and at Juba office upon completion of data collection processes.
  • Preparation of a detailed Final Evaluation report of not more than 30 pages. The report should contain very clearly detailed values for all project indicators at Impact, Outcomes and Outputs level with a table detailing these values presented in a matrix should form part of the executive summary in the report.

RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE CONSULTANT:

The consultant will be required to report on regular basis to the Emergency Program Manager on the progress of the survey, which will have the overall responsibility of the survey.

  • Prepare questionnaires
  • Prepare the sampling strategy and sample plan for the survey
  • Conduct survey enumerators trainings
  • Coordinate and supervised data collection in target location
  • Checks for data quality throughout the data collection period, data entry and final data cleaning
  • Conduct data analysis and draft report write up
  • Collation of inputs from relevant programme staff, finalization of recommendations
  • Conduct validation workshop for presentation of preliminary findings
  • Produce the finalized End f Project Evaluation (EoP) Report.
  • Provide welfare support to Associate consultants
  • Prepare invoices for Instalment (30%) and Last payment (70%)

RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE NORWEGIAN’S PEOPLE AIDS- NPA

The Norwegian’s Peoples Aid will be responsible to;

  • Provide survey enumerators training materials and incentive
  • Provide relevant security briefings and organize relevant travel permits if required for international consultant.
  • Provide payment and cover other necessary cost with the evaluation survey enumerators.
  • Provide SMART phones for data collection
  • Logistical/ Fleet Support
  • Provide vehicles to facilitates the data collection processes
  • Provide accommodation for the consultant while in the field and in Juba throughout the evaluation period
  • Provide flights/ transport to and from field location

CONDITIONS OF WORK:

  • During the period of this job, the consultant will be based in NPA Field office in Rumbek town with frequent travel to field locations for data collection supervision and monitoring. He/she will be asked to overnight in the far counties of the target project sites (Yirol East and West) under NPA cost if in hotel and with no cost in NPA guest house.
  • The consultant will be required to abide by NPA security procedures provided by the NPA safety and security coordinator and other relevant policies, such as Code of Conduct, Conflicts of Interest from the human resources, which are outlined in the contract for this Job.
  • All raw data collected and reports generated will remain the property of the Norwegian Peoples Aid- NPA and the consultant will have no any rights of ownership after the end of the survey.

TIME FRAME:

This assignment will last approximately for 30 days starting 15th May 2022 – 14th June 2022. The consultant is expected to accomplish the task in the period provided. The timeframe assumes data collection with electronic handsets, and as such does not include time for data entry. For applicants intending to propose data collection using paper questionnaires please indicate this clearly in the proposal document. The overall work should be completed in not more than 30 days including the final approved report for the End of Project (EoP) Evaluation.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:

a) Required

The successful candidate should:

  • Have an advanced university degree/ PHD desired or the equivalent in Agriculture, public health, development studies, economics, social sciences qualitative and quantitative research studies, M&E with at least five years of experience in conducting similar research for food security and livelihood (FSL) and nutrition, with a specific competency in humanitarian emergencies setting.
  • Experience in conducting Evaluation for EU funded project in South Sudan or else where
  • Have significant experience in undertaking nutrition surveys using quantitative and qualitative methods (Design and Methodologies, staff recruitment and training, field supervision and data analysis/write up).
  • Be familiar with the use of mobile data collection tools (MDC) and able to upload and manage cloud data as required by the organization.
  • Familiar with statistical data analysis tools such as SPSS, STATA
  • Able to work in difficult and hostile environment
  • Have experience in negotiating tangible ideas with opposing parties
  • Able to manage work stress while keeping high performance
  • Able to travel long distant in rough roads with minimal nutritional support

· Be fluent in English with excellent writing and presentation skills

  • Experience in conducting trainings
  • Experience/exposure to similar contexts

b) Desired

  • Previous experience in South Sudan of similar job is desired
  • PHD holders in any relevant field desired

ALL APPLICANTS SHOULD INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:
Technical proposal:

The technical proposal should include;

  • Brief explanation about the lead and associate consultants with particular emphasis on previous experience in this kind of work
  • Understanding of TOR and the task to be accomplished
  • Proposed methodology
  • Draft work/implementation plan
  • Copies of reports of previous work conducted.
  • A written submission on understanding of TOR, methodology / approach the consultant will use; time and time-bound activity schedule, financial issues (budget, number of people he/she will hire, costs per activity line – people, logistics etc.)
  • Organizational (if it is a company applying) or personal capacity statement (if it is an individual that will hire data collectors)
  • Resume and 3 references

THE EVALUATION CRITERIA ARE BASED ON TECHNICAL AND FINANCIAL CRITERIA

  • Education background of lead/ and or for co associates (Minimal- Advance Degree for both lead and co-associates, PHD Desired)
  • 6 Years of experience in conducting similar tasks especially for EU funded project
  • Known reliability in delivery of timely and quality services to EU funded projects
  • Relevant field/ country experience especially fragile country like South Sudan
  • Relevant sector specific technical experience & qualifications especially in agriculture and livelihood programming (FSL)
  • Experience in conducting and designing research methodology (Both Qualitative and Quantitative)
  • Relevant experience in project monitoring and evaluation (M&E)
  • Demonstrate excellence skills in use of mobile data collection tools using XLS form
  • Realistic and Cost-effective budget
  • Realistic and clear work plan with define deliverables within the allocated time period.
  • Clear referencing (3 referees’ maximum) and latest sample of previous work done (one sample minimum)

How to apply:

Submission

Interested applicants should submit application by email to rss-tenders@npaid.org

Alternatively, hand delivery to the NPA South Sudan Head Office, Martyrs Street (opposite UNICEF) Juba, or to NPA Rumbek Office.

Applications submitted after 5:00PM on Friday 06th May 2022, will not be considered.

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Case Management Officer

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Apr 162022
 

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: Catholic Medical Mission Board
Closing date: 26 Apr 2022

Job Summary

Catholic Medical Mission Board has been operational in Western Equatoria, South Sudan since October 2009. With a focus on development and transitional programming, CMMB is implementing Health with a focus on Neonatal and Child Health, Nutrition, WASH, Child Protection, and GBV as well as COVID19 vaccination programs in 5 Counties in Western Equatoria, South Sudan. The Case Management Officer will support the implementation and monitoring of case management work under child protection. He/ She will be responsible for managing a team of senior social workers and social workers, ensuring proper coordination with the other case management implementing agencies and delivering timely qualitative reports.**

Key Roles and Responsibilities.

• In collaboration with the Child Protection Manager and other CP staff, ensure proper coordination between the PSS activities implemented and the case management work.

• Organize and implement case worker trainings, mentorship sessions etc. on referral and case management when needed.

• Supervise and coach case workers on the identification, assessment, documentation, referral (to relevant services) and follow-up of at-risk children and families (Case Management). This also includes mapping of available child protection services.

• Coordinate case conference meetings.

• Establish/review a foster care/kinship database and train identified and screened foster caregivers in line with established guidelines.

• Conduct alone and / or support the case workers in family visits if necessary.

• Ensure that case workers respect confidentiality and follow ethical guidelines.

• Ensure all documentation, reports, and records are maintained per agreed procedure, and information is provided on community activities as required including the cases closed.

• Ensure that files, registers, and computer databases are stored confidentially and are used in an appropriate and correct manner.

• Supervise activities at the Child Transit Centre to ensure that the center adheres to alternative care centers guidelines and children are protected.

• Support in coordinating and participating in cluster meetings at State level.

• Work closely with the vocational training institutions and other learning institutions to support training of vulnerable children.

• Closely work with the training centers and other stakeholders e.g., business community on placement of trainees on internship and possible job opportunities.

• Advocate and collaborate with other stakeholders on inclusion of vulnerable children through their caregivers in various livelihood programs. Monitor the progress of such initiatives to ensure maximum benefit for children and their families.

• Submit reports concerning implemented outreach activities and overview on the case management.

• Participate in weekly/monthly case management meetings.

• Collate and compile all work plans and share weekly.

• Write and submit weekly activity reports.

• Ensure constant and transparent communication and collaboration with relevant community structures and community leaders.

• Document best case practices and case studies.

• Share information on field-level successes and challenges with the Child Protection Manager.

• Conduct Joint field visits with caseworkers.

• Perform other related ad hoc tasks as requested by Line Manager.

1. Skills and Abilities

• Ability to set ambitious practical goals for themselves and achieve them

• Ability to work independently and hold themselves accountable to decisions made, resources managed and expected deliverables

• Creative and innovative where necessary, for timely, cost-effective and high impact achievements

• Approachable, a good listener and able to channel a diversity of ideas into a successful program

• Honest, open and transparent, adhering to organizational policies as applicable.

• Excellent communication skills with a strong command of the English language; Local Arabic language skills required.

How to apply:

1. How to apply

Please submit your CV and covering letter addressed to CMMB South Sudan at the following email address: CMMBSouthSudanjobs@cmmb.org by latest the 26th April, 2022. If interested, please apply as soon as possible, as we will be evaluating applications as they come in. We encourage qualified female candidates to apply. For further information please reach out to the Human Resource Manager at Tel: +211 929490045.

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: Oxfam
Closing date: 6 Apr 2022

Terms of Reference

Building resilience through gender and conflict sensitive approaches to education, skills development and sustainable livelihoods in South Sudan

(Project Audit)

Partner Affiliate Ref 10877

Main Facts Table

Services **

Audit

Indicative Audit dates

11th April – 2022, to 14st April 2022

Contract Manager

Hellen Katunge

Contact Details

HKatunge@oxfam.org.uk

Duration of Contract

5th July 2021 – 31st Dec 2021

Oxfam is an independent organization, registered as a charity in England and Wales (no.202918) and Scotland (SC039042), Oxfam GB is a member of Oxfam International, with partners, volunteers, supporters and staff of many nationalities. We work on a global basis to overcome poverty and suffering. You can see more of our work on www.oxfam.org.uk

1. Background

Oxfam GB is a development, relief and campaigning organisation dedicated to finding lasting solutions to poverty and suffering around the world. We believe that every human being is entitled to a life of dignity and opportunity; and we work with poor communities, local partner organisations, volunteers, and supporters to help this become a reality.

The population of South Sudan continues to face severe challenges in terms of meeting basic needs and future prospects. The cycles of violent conflict compounded by an array of multifaceted challenges and political instability in has seriously affected socioeconomic development and compromised basic services infrastructure including education for girls and boys, and livelihood opportunities for women and men in South Sudan. The country, which only gained independence in July 2011, has one of the highest poverty rates in the world with more than 80% of the population living on the equivalent of less than $1per day income.

Food insecurity, a long-term issue for South Sudan, has worsened and continues to rise with estimated 6.96 million (61%) likely to face phase 3 out which 1.82 million people faced emergency phase 4 (IPC June, 2019). The conflict and displacement of populations has had an impact on agricultural production and livestock keeping, which the majority of people depend on for their livelihood.

The effects of climate change add to South Sudan’s food security crisis. Since 1980, decreasing rainfall has been accompanied by rapid increases in temperature, which is making ‘normal’ years effectively drier, this increase in dry spells as well as floods has further diminished their assets and their capacity to withstand shocks

Public spending on education was just 4.2% of the total annual budget in 2017/18 despite Government promises to spend 10%. Most education financing goes to staff (mainly teacher) salaries, state transfers, goods and services, but not investments in education infrastructure or quality of education.

South Sudanese women and girls facing multiple impact as Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) is being used as weapon of war and families giving their daughters in marriage in exchange of the cattle as bride price to overcome poverty.

Based on the context analysis above and on the existing experience of working in the target areas and with the local partners , The project funded by SIDA has been designed to address the imminent education crisis of South Sudan leaving millions of children, youth and adults without knowledge and skills, Especially young people and girls/women out-of-school will benefit from the activities as vehicles for change, the lack of qualified teachers with competences in gender and conflict sensitive education, poor livelihood opportunities induced by conflict and climate change, specifically related to subsistence agriculture and livestock rearing and Women face protection issues and have limited opportunities to participate in decision making and economic activities

2. Introduction

With an objective to strengthen resilience through access to education, skills development and improving livelihoods and a strong focus on targeting girls and women, a particularly vulnerable group in South Sudan, the proposed intervention aims to contribute to key objectives under Sweden’s Strategy for Development Cooperation with South Sudan for 2021 – 2025, namely: 1) peaceful and inclusive societies, and 2) basic public services and livelihood opportunities. The three cross-cutting themes of gender equality, climate/environment and conflict sensitivity have been taken into consideration in the design. In addition, the proposed project will support Sweden’s and South Sudan’s contribution to achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

The complex context in South Sudan calls for linkages and synergies in a One Programme Approach, which is defined by Oxfam in the following way “Oxfam’s one programme approach brings together our humanitarian, development and influencing programming to make a joined-up system capable of addressing current crises while delivering deep, systemic and long-term change at scale.

In this project the approach requires a transformation of traditional education interventions to a practice where different alternative education initiatives (ALP, functional literacy) are adapted to the needs of local communities and individuals, and integrated and implemented together with agriculture, livelihoods and technical vocational skills development programming.

The project designed also to draw on thinking around the ‘triple nexus’ (humanitarian – development – peacebuilding) by applying a conflict sensitive approach, which enables Oxfam and partners to adapt activities to the changing context. Concrete activities such as inclusion of youth and women in social dialogue around peacebuilding are intended to strengthen this strand of work.

Overall Objective of the project: Improved resilience through gender and conflict sensitive education and skill-based solutions for sustainable livelihoods among the target girls, boys, women and men.

Outcome 1: Conflict-affected adolescents, youth, women and men have improved knowledge and skills through safe, quality and gender responsive education and skills development.

Outcome 2: Strengthened inclusive participation and gender responsive local leadership to ensure resilient education systems and sustainable livelihoods.

Activities contributing to Outcome 1 Conflict-affected adolescents, youth, women and men to improve knowledge and skills through safe, quality and gender responsive education and skills development.

The project will offer learning opportunities for adolescent and youth in different ways according to their level of education. One of them is the Accelerated Learning Program (ALP) which is an opportunity for out of school adolescent and youth to finalize primary education. ALP is a condensed primary four-year course and recognized by the MoGEI as part of the Alternative Education System (AES).

The project will support girls in upper primary to continue their education and avoid early drop-out through targeted activities and more broadly through the project’s gender sensitive lens.

For skills development activities, Oxfam and partners will provide a combination of literacy, numeracy, life and technical skills development modules. Participants will have an option to continue skills development or applying for an accompanying package of a small startup grant.

Activities contributing to Outcome 2: Strengthened inclusive participation and gender responsive local leadership to ensure resilient education systems and sustainable livelihoods.

Given the nature of the proposed project, capacity development will focus on community based structures and local authorities within the education system – schools and learning centers Other stakeholders such as religious and village leaders will be consulted and involved where relevant.

The activities will strengthen existing structures to understand their role, the tools and processes related to their area of work as well as how to support community engagement, social accountability, risk reduction, and promoting social cohesion

The project will through learning centres both for accelerated learning, literacy training and skills development increase the community capacity to responds to shocks through community managed disaster risk reduction action planning .

Establishment of Village Saving Groups will be a complementary activity to beneficiaries of the other livelihood activities to encourage a culture of savings among groups and create Village Community Banks (VICOBA)

Relating to increasing productivity and production, the project will provide basic seeds and tools, mobilize communities to form producer groups to increase production and enable for easy delivery of extension services, construction of basic storage structures for reducing post-harvest losses and establish value-chains and increase farmers’ access to market, increase capacity of producer groups on better agronomic practices, business skills (linking to the financial, numeracy and literacy training).

The project will cover a period of four years from July’2021 to May’2025. And implementation areas will be Pibor, Jube and Rumbek in South Sudan. The total grant for five years period is SEK 85,494,235 ( USD9,906,330) including ICR allocation to executive Affiliate ( OXFAM IBIS). The project has been design ed to implement with national organizations.

The grant agreement is arranged in annual terms that follows European Calendar ( January to December) . The grant agreement and allocation for year one is $ 1,332,337 ( including 7% ICR) and the actual spend is $ 286,053 ( exclusive of 7% ICR).

3. Scope and Requirements

3.1 Timeline for the audit

The audit will commence in April 2022 when Oxfam GB will submit a complete list of transactions (for the period 5th of July’2021 to 31st December’2021) to the selected auditor. The table below stipulates the approximate timing for each subsequent stage of the process.

Audit firm to submit work plan and financial proposal

Before or on 6thth of April’2022

Selection process for the Audit firm completed

7thAprill’ 2022

Notifying selected Audit firm and negotiation/ Contract completed

7–8thAprill’ 2022

Transaction listing supplied to auditor

8thAprill’ 2022

Sample selected by auditor and share to Oxfam

9th April’ 2022

Auditor to review documentation

12-15thApril’ 2022

Draft audit report to be submitted to Oxfam for comment and follow-up

21st April,2022

Finalise country audit report

26th April,2022

Final report and management response to be sent to Oxfam IBIS

1stthMay’ 2022

3.2 Process for the audit

Oxfam GB will submit the financial reports including detailed transaction listings which reconciles to each report. The auditor will identify the transactions that they would like to review and submit this list to Oxfam GB. Oxfam GB will then contact the relevant country team to obtain the supporting documentation and request them to send the soft copies of the information to Juba. We have allowed two weeks for this process to take place, as it is proposed that email copies of transactions and relevant paperwork is acceptable, by the auditors. Once the documentation is received the audit will take place during second week of April’ 2022. The auditor shall report the identified amount in case there is missing supporting documentation.

4. Terms of Reference (TOR) for the audit

4.1 Introduction

Oxfam GB wishes to engage the services of an auditor to audit the project financial report for the period July’2021 to December 2021 for project activities at Oxfam GB country office in Juba funded by SIDA through Oxfam IBIS in Denmark and Oxfam GB. The audit shall be carried out in accordance with international audit standards issued by International Organization Federation of Accountants (IFAC), by an external, independent and qualified auditor (Certified Public Accountant/Authorized Public Accountant), and this TOR.

4.2 Objectives and Scope of the Audit

· Audit the financial reports for the period 5th July 2021 to 31st December 2021 and express an audit opinion according to ISA 800 series on whether SIDA project financial report is in accordance with Oxfam GB’s accounting records and SIDA’s requirements for financial reporting.

· that the accounts have been prepared as prescribed by the OPA and FIMM;

· that the accounts are correct and accurate and do not contain significant errors or omissions;

· that the financial provisions contained in FIMM have been complied with, and

· that the transactions comprised by the accounts are in accordance with contracts and the legislation and the OPA

The audit also will verify whether the CO has practised reasonable economies in the administration.

The auditor must verify that all transfers to and from the accounts have been reconciled with and checked against the transfers of grants from HO and to the CO.

· The auditor shall examine on a test basis that there is supporting documentation related to reported expenditure. For selection of sample size, please see updated ToR for SIDA funded project audit.i

· Examine if Oxfam GB has agreements with the organisations to which it channels parts of the funds and whether Oxfam GB has followed SIDA p audit requirements and have acted on received audit reports from these organisations.

· Produce a complete and accurate financing statement of the projects revenues and expenditure during the period under review.

· The auditors will obtain sufficient and appropriate evidence to enable an understanding of the accounting and all internal controls systems to assess their adequacy as a basis for the preparation of the project progress reports to SIDA and to establish whether proper accounting records have been maintained.

4.3 Specific Audit Instructions

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4.4 The Audit Report

The audit report shall be in English and include the following items:

o Programme/Project number and name

o Implementing organisation

o Date of the co-operation agreement

o Reporting period and currency

o Exchange rate used in the Financial Programme/Project Report

o Total amount of budgeted income and expenditures (including balance from previous year) if any

o Total amount of actual income and expenditures (including balance from previous year) if any

o Auditor’s name, position, address, phone, fax and e-mail the report shall contain the responsible auditor’s signature (not just the audit firm) and title

o Opinion on the specific checks to be performed (listed above).

· Besides an opinion on the project financial statement, the report should include a separate paragraph commenting on the accuracy and propriety of expenditure of SIDA funding and the extent to which SIDA can rely on OXFAM’s financial reports as a basis for funding disbursements.

· The report shall contain details regarding used audit methodology and the scope of the audit, details of locations visited, and the relative size of samples tested.

· It should also state he basis of the auditor’s opinion. If the auditors give a qualified opinion the factors leading to the qualification should be given.

· The report shall contain an assurance that the audit was performed in accordance with international standards and by a qualified auditor.

· The audit report should provide a clear expression of opinion on the management of the OXFAM and on compliance with the funding agreement with SIDA through Oxfam IBIS

· The report from the auditor shall contain the audit findings made during the audit process explained above.

· The auditor shall make recommendations to address any weaknesses identified. The recommendations should be presented in priority.

· The audit report shall be presented to Oxfam in three signed hardcopies and one digital for onward transmission to the Oxfam IBIS no later than 27th of April 2022.

4.5. Management Letter.

The auditor is to prepare a Management Letter with the auditor’s detailed observations and recommendations from the audit and send this to CO Management. The Management Letter should include CO Management’s comments to the auditor’s observations

4.6. Project Financial Statements

The Project Financial Statements should include:

· A Summary of Sources & Uses of Funds showing the sources of SIDA and counterpart funds separately and the uses of funds by disbursement category, both for the current fiscal year and accumulated to date.

· A Statement of Uses of Funds by Project Activity showing expenditures of the project under each of the main project component and sub-component headings

· A separate note of any ineligible expenditure identified during the review

· As an annex to the Project Financial Statements, the auditor should prepare reconciliation between the amounts shown as received by the project from SIDA and that confirmed as being disbursed by SIDA As part of that reconciliation, the auditor should indicate the mechanism for the disbursement e.g. direct/ indirect reimburse expenditures.

5. Instructions for Submitting a Quote

5.1 Submitting a Quote

You will receive a request for quotation for the work to be done through our Procurement department and submit your quotation through an email based on the estimated expenditure to be audited.

In an event of significant variation between actual expenditure and quotation, Oxfam may request you to adjust the quotation.

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How to apply:

Auditors are to direct any queries and questions regarding the content or process to jkeyar@oxfam.org.uk, HKatunge@oxfam.org.uk, and Csworo@oxfam.org.uk copying FKoske@Oxfam.org.uk , jubaquotations@oxfam.org.uk

All the proposals MUST be submitted to Jubaquotations@oxfam.org.uk by 06th April 2022

1. Enclosures

Appendix A: Oxfam’s Ethical and Environmental Policy

Oxfam requests that its suppliers incorporate the following statement into its final contract or terms and conditions of business. If you are unable to attest or agree to any of the following tterms, please inform your contact at Oxfam and we will discuss how best to incorporate an alternative statement.

Annex 1: Ethical Declaration You undertake that you, your parent, subsidiaries and any other organisations with an interest of more than 10% in your organisation, are not involved in any of the following activities: **

· arms manufacture;

· the sale or export of arms or strategic services to governments which systematically violate the human rights of their citizens, or where there is internal armed conflict or major tensions, or where the sale of arms may jeopardise regional peace and security.

· tobacco production and sale;

· the sale of baby-milk outside the WHO Code of Conduct;

· pesticide sales outside the FAO guidelines for pesticide retailing;

· extractive industries;

· public or formal party-political involvement or activity that compromises Oxfam’s independence; and/or

· any other activities which violate the basic rights of Oxfam GB’s intended beneficiaries.

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Call for Consultancy Service Pre-funding Financial Assessment of Support for Peace and Education Development Program (SPEDP)

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Mar 262022
 

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: Brot für die Welt
Closing date: 10 Apr 2022

A. Background of Financing Agency (BftW)

Bread for the World (BftW) is an international development agency owned by the Protestant Churches in Germany based in Berlin. One of its regional offices is located in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, registered as an international NGO with the Federal Republic of Ethiopia Authority of Civil Society Organizations, registration number 1295. BftW works through various faith-based and secular civil society partners worldwide with whom they share similar values. The Horn of Africa Regional Office (RO) works with partners in Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia, South Sudan, and Sudan. The main thematic areas of BftW are (1) new poverty and hunger crises, (2) Climate Change, (3) violence, fragility, (4) women right and empowerment, and (5) digital change.

BftW would like to invite interested audit or financial consultancy firms for pre-funding assessments of SPEDP as follows.

A.) Financial Assessment

· To assess the financial management and internal control systems of:

Ø Support for Peace and Education Development Program (SPEDP) – Head Office (Juba, South Sudan)

B) Financial Review (sample-based)

• To conduct a voucher audit (financial review) on a sample basis of one of its current (ongoing) projects for January 2021 – December 2021.

C) Verifying/Follow-up implementation of a plan of action of the SPEDP as per recommendations of a consultancy firm on a pre-funding financial assessment finding (one-time follow-up assessment)

Minimum Qualifications:

Ø Language skills: English for reporting

Ø Renewed Business license (as Financial Consultancy or Audit Firm)

Ø Professional license (as Financial Consultancy or Audit Firm)

Ø Chartered Accountants registration certificate

Ø Tax Identification/Tax Payer Certificate

Ø Value Added Tax (VAT) Certificate (if any)

Ø Experience in auditing and financial consultancy of NGOs (Local and International)

Note: Minimum experience is five (5) years and above.

Those interested audit firms or financial consultancy firm who fulfil the above minimum qualifications can collect Terms of References (ToR) using the following e-mail hanna.gizaw@padd-africa.org or info@padd-africa.org or solomon.kebede@padd-africa.org

How to apply:

Submission date of technical and financial proposals no later than April 10, 2022 (No Exception).

Note:

i) Please submit your technical and financial proposals (separately) via e-mail at hanna.gizaw@padd-africa.org and info@padd-africa.org and solomon.kebede@padd-africa.org

Consultancy firms are required to submit their financial offer for:

· Financial Assessment (Professional fees and disbursement (travel and related) costs)

· Financial Review (Professional fees and disbursement (travel and related) costs)

· Verification/Follow-up (Monitoring) Financial Assessment (Professional fees and disbursement (travel and related) costs)

separately.

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Call for Consultancy Service Financial Capacity Assessment of Resource Centre for Civil Leadership (RECONCILE), Yei, South Sudan

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Mar 262022
 

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: Brot für die Welt
Closing date: 10 Apr 2022

A. Background of Financing Agency (BftW)

Bread for the World (BftW) is an international development agency owned by the Protestant Churches in Germany based in Berlin. One of its regional offices is located in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, registered as an international NGO with the Federal Republic of Ethiopia Authority of Civil Society Organizations, registration number 1295. BftW works through various faith-based and secular civil society partners worldwide with whom they share similar values. The Horn of Africa Regional Office (RO) works with partners in Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia, South Sudan, and Sudan. The main thematic areas of BftW are (1) new poverty and hunger crises, (2) Climate Change, (3) violence, fragility, (4) women’s right and empowerment, and (5) digital change.

BftW would like to invite interested audit or financial consultancy firms for financial capacity assessments of its partner as follows.

A.) Financial Capacity Assessment

· To assess the financial management and internal control systems of:

Ø Resource Centre for Civil Leadership (RECONCILE) – Project and Head Offices (Yei, South Sudan)

B) Financial Review (sample-based)

To conduct a voucher audit (financial review) on a sample basis of the Community Empowerment and Peace Building project (A-SSD-2021-0077) for May 2021 – April 2022**. The focus of the financial review is to get an assurance of the proper use of the funds in accordance with the agreement of cooperation, the letter of approval, and the approved budget.

C) Verifying/Follow-up implementation of a plan of action of the RECONCILE as per recommendations of a consultancy firm on a financial capacity assessment finding (one-time follow-up assessment)

Minimum Qualifications:

Ø Language skills: English for reporting

Ø Renewed Business license (as Financial Consultancy or Audit Firm)

Ø Professional license (as Financial Consultancy or Audit Firm)

Ø Chartered Accountants registration certificate

Ø Tax Identification/Tax Payer Certificate

Ø Value Added Tax (VAT) Certificate (if any)

Ø Experience in auditing and financial consultancy of NGOs (Local and International)

Note: Minimum experience is five (5) years and above.

Those interested audit firms or financial consultancy firm who fulfil the above minimum qualifications can collect Terms of References (ToR) using the following e-mail hanna.gizaw@padd-africa.org or info@padd-africa.org or solomon.kebede@padd-africa.org

How to apply:

Submission date of technical and financial proposals no later than April 10, 2022 (No Exception).

Note:

i) Please submit your technical and financial proposals (separately) via e-mail at hanna.gizaw@padd-africa.org and info@padd-africa.org and solomon.kebede@padd-africa.org

Consultancy firms are required to submit their financial offer for:

· Financial Assessment (Professional fees and disbursement (travel and related) costs)

· Financial Review (Professional fees and disbursement (travel and related) costs)

· Verification/Follow-up (Monitoring) Financial Assessment (Professional fees and disbursement (travel and related) costs)

separately.

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