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CONSULTANCY – USAID / BHA Funded Conflict and Climatic Emergency Livestock Response Program in Greater Upper Nile states, South Sudan

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May 282022
 

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: Vétérinaires Sans Frontières Germany
Closing date: 4 Jun 2022

Terms of Reference for Final Evaluation

USAID / BHA Funded Conflict and Climatic Emergency Livestock Response Program in Greater Upper Nile states, South Sudan

Background

VSF Germany is an International Non Governmental Organization, providing humanitarian aid and development assistance to pastoralists and vulnerable communities in areas where livestock is of importance. VSF Germany supports in animal health, livestock related agriculture, marketing, food safety, drought responses and mitigation, capacity development of communities and governmental institutions, peace and conflict resolution with the ultimate aim of food security and strengthened livelihoods of pastoralist communities. In the region VSF Germany implements activities in the Republic of South Sudan, Kenya, Sudan, Somalia, Uganda and Ethiopia. VSF Germany has been supporting pastoral livelihoods in South Sudan since 1998 working with communities in Upper Nile, Jonglei, Warrap, Eastern Equatoria, Western Bar el Ghazal and Lakes States through times of emergency and recovery to sustain, protect and restore livelihoods by direct provision; and capacity building for improved production and productivity, diversified production as well as local peace mechanisms and governance.

VSF-Germany partnering with VSF Suisse with funding from U.S. Agency for International Development’s Office of Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (USAID/BHA) is implementing a two-year program entitled “Conflict and Climatic Emergency Livestock Response Program (CCLERP) in Greater Upper Nile States”. This program covers 10 Counties in Jonglei, 2 counties in Upper Nile and 9 Counties in Unity states plus the Jonglei migrating cattle from Equatoria to Jonglei. The program objective is to improve or sustain access to animal source food and related income for crisis affected individuals at risk of malnutrition particularly children and women. The program is targeting people in Greater Upper Nile, comprised of internally displaced persons (IDPs), host and returnee groups with support to local institutions and mechanisms for delivery of animal health and public health services while mainstreaming conflict sensitivity, protection and Do No Harm approaches.

VSF Germany and its partners intend to evaluate the performance of the Conflict and Climatic Livestock Emergency Response Program (CCLERP) and are seeking the services of qualified and experienced project evaluators.

Purpose

The purpose of this midterm evaluation is to examine the program performance against the planed indicators and results, and specifically:

  1. To determine the appropriateness, relevance, efficiency and effectiveness of the veterinary program;
  2. To assess the quality and comprehensiveness of the program design and implementation;
  3. To document lessons learned, success stories, case studies and perceived and real as well as unmet needs;

d) Generate baseline data and information for subsequent interventions.

Scope

Provisionally, the evaluation will cover 8 Payams (2 per county) in four randomly selected counties (one from each state and one additional from any one of the state depending on the existing situation) where feasible. It will be conducted in the project areas and will include both beneficiaries and non-beneficiaries. Key evaluation questions will be formulated using the project objectives and indicators, and project quality parameters.

Methodology

The final evaluation design will include participatory evaluation methods and employ a mixed approach with both qualitative and quantitative methods. The consultants will be required to submit a detailed draft evaluation design and methodology which will be reviewed and finalized with the effort of the program personnel.

Outputs

  1. A detailed study design, including methodology, work plan and timeframe;
  2. Inception report;
  3. A draft report incorporating feedback from the debriefing sessions;
  4. A final report incorporating feedback on the draft report (one bound hard copy & electronic copy).

Timeframe

This midterm evaluation is expected to be completed in 25 working days including inception report, desk review, field assessment and report writing. The first draft report will be expected within 10 days after the field exercise is completed. A final version should be submitted within five days of receiving feedback on first draft.

Management

  1. The consultancy will be guided, managed and technically advised by the Country Program Manager of VSF Germany;
  2. The consultancy is technically and administratively fully accountable to VSF Germany;
  3. Specific areas for the study will be selected in consultation with VSF’s field staff;
  4. Field travel arrangements and immediate supervision will be carried out by VSF Germany & VSF Suisse in their respective areas of operation.

Qualification

The two-person evaluation team will consist of a team leader who will be a veterinarian and a support researcher who will preferably be an anthropologist or social scientist. Prospective evaluation teams are encouraged to include a mix of gender.

The team should collectively demonstrate the following set of qualities:

  1. Experience in carrying out two or more major humanitarian evaluations for a major donor, international NGO, or international organization.
  2. General familiarity with the political and humanitarian context in South Sudan, particularly over the past 3 years
  3. Experience in developing or applying protection measures;
  4. Extensive practical experience in implementing activities aimed at pastoral livelihood;
  5. National consultants are encouraged to apply.

How to apply

How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit their profile and or curriculum vitae, a technical and a financial proposal. The financial proposal should comprise comprehensive professional fees; travel and accommodation will be covered by VSF Germany.

Applications should be sent to the following Email addresses: recruitment@vsfg.org and juba@vsfg.org strictly indicating on the subject line “CCLERP FINAL EVAL 2022”. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews. The deadline for submission of applications is 4th June 2022.

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Consultancy-Protection Assessment NRC South Sudan

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May 252022
 

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: Norwegian Refugee Council
Closing date: 3 Jun 2022

Terms of Reference (TOR)

Background

South Sudan remains one of the most severe protection crises in the world with high levels of GBV and significant gross human rights violations. Protection challenges in the form of violence, coercion, exploitation, discrimination, abuse, deliberate deprivation, or neglect of vulnerable individuals/groups threaten the safety, dignity and wellbeing of displaced and conflict affected persons. Flooding has continued to increase vulnerability and expose communities, particularly children and women, to multiple protection risks including violence, loss of life, injury, family separation, gender-based violence, sexual exploitation and abuse, and other protection risks associated with negative coping mechanisms. Continued displacement has weakened the protective environment, undermined resilience, and challenged recovery due to the extensive destruction of property that accompanied these crises.

Repeated shocks have weakened community-based structures and services, and limitations to access services will continue to push families to adopt negative coping mechanisms that expose the vulnerable, particularly children and women, to violence, exploitation, abuse, recruitment, trafficking, child labor, and forced marriage. According to the 2021 FSMNS+, an average of 7 per cent of children drop out of school due to various reasons including high costs associated with education, forced/early marriage, distance to school, and cattle keeping responsibilities. Continued outbreaks of violence, food insecurity, and floods in some parts of the country continue to weaken the protective environment for children and significantly impair the capacity of families to appropriately care for children, putting them at risk of violence, abuse, neglect, and exploitation. Climate shocks, severe drought, massive flooding, and conflicts have contributed to the increase in GBV risks.

In South Sudan, NRC is through static presence delivering humanitarian assistance and responding to humanitarian needs by providing assistance such as shelter, education, food security, livelihoods, legal assistance, and water, sanitation and hygiene sectors to most vulnerable communities in North (Wau, Alek and Aweil), Jonglei (Bor, Twic East and Akobo), Unity (Mayom, Koch and Leer) and Central Equatoria (Juba and Kajo Keji). NRC in South Sudan also provides lifesaving assistance to vulnerable people through mobile emergency teams.NRC seeks to carry out a protection assessment in selected areas on Unity, Jonglei and Central Equatoria states to is to provide essential information about protection risks, capacities, and vulnerabilities specific to conflict affected populations (internally displaced persons, returnees, and host populations).

The consultant will be engaged by the NRC South Sudan Country Office to conduct a protection assessment in 5 counties namely Akobo and Bor South (Jonglei state), Kajo Keji (Central Equatorua state); Koch and Leer (Unity State) that will inform NRC protection programming in South Sudan. In particular, the objectives of the assessment are 1) To identify and establish the different protection risks and issues affecting women, men, boys, and girls (WMBGs) and elder of different age groups including elderly persons living with and without a disability. 2) To establish existing strategies and resources used by WMBGs to identify, mitigate, and respond to identified protection risks and issues. 3) To establish the different protection and other essential services available, access by people at heightened risk and main access barriers to available services

Deliverables

  • An inception report which responds to the scope of work detailing an overview of secondary data review, proposed methodology, detailed work plan and budget.
  • Final data collection tools and analysis plans
  • A field work implementation plan.
  • Validation and feedback workshop with NRC team
  • A final assessment report incorporating feedback from NRC and detailing methodology, context and analyzed findings and recommendations.
  • A summarized PowerPoint presentation on main findings, recommendations, and conclusions for debrief and dissemination purposes
  • Appropriate annexes, notes, and a bibliography must be included and completed to a professional publishable standard as part of the final report.

Methodology

The consultant(s) will be expected to adopt a mixed method approach which will entail combining qualitative and quantitative methods. A solid assessment methodology will be developed by the consultant and presented in the inception report, including a detailed data collection approach matrix. The assessment team will develop data gathering instruments and methods which allow collecting age, sex and displacement status disaggregated data.

The instruments need to make provision for the triangulation of data where possible. Outlined below is the suggested methodological approach for the consultant(s) to collect quantitative and qualitative data.

  • Desk and document review of all relevant documentation.
  • Semi-structured interviews with key stakeholders. This would include a sample of project beneficiaries, key government officials, representatives of both national and international non-governmental organizations, implementing partners working in the areas and key NRC programme and support teams (including area and field offices)
  • A questionnaire survey which will be administered among a sample of stakeholders, to complement the qualitative information collected through KIIs

Criteria for selection

  • Master’s Degree in Social Sciences, Community Development, or other related fields and extensive experience in protection in humanitarian and emergency contexts.
  • Extensive knowledge of the context and demonstrate a strong understanding on matters related to protection.
  • A strong understanding of gender, humanitarian and protection issues and the social, cultural and economic context.
  • Is familiar with social and cultural norms, and attitudes especially in relation to protection.
  • Demonstrated experience in conducting protection assessments with excellent proven experience conducting assessments and research using various methodologies such as in-depth interviews, focus group discussions, etc.
  • Previous experience undertaking similar assignments in remote and/or hard-to-reach areas
  • Excellent report writing and quantitative and qualitative data collection and analytical skills.
  • Fluency in English, knowledge or Nuer and Dinka will be an added advantage
  • Experience in working with NGOs, CBOs, and displaced population and communities.
  • Extensive experience in gender and protection analysis
  • Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills.
  • Excellent analytical and report writing skills.

Timeline

The exercise will take place between July and September 2022

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How to apply

Interested consultant(s) should submit a bid, which must include the following:

  • Technical proposal not exceeding 5 pages outlining assessment framework and methods, proposed time frame, work plan and any comments on the TOR. The proposal must include a statement of ethical standards and short risk analysis of the assessment with proposed mitigating strategies.
  • Outline of consultant(s) experience in similar work.
  • Proposed assessment budget
  • CVs of the consultant(s)
  • At least two examples of similar work undertaken.
  • Application Deadline: June 3, 2022
  • Send application to: ss.consultancy@nrc.no
  • For inquiries: caroline.erong@nrc.no
  • When applying, include as subject area ‘NRC SS Protection Assessment’

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Consultancy to develop a functional Complaints and Response Mechanism (CRM) System for NPA, South Sudan

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May 192022
 

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: Norwegian People’s Aid
Closing date: 27 May 2022

1.0. INTRODUCTION

Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA) is an International Non-Governmental Organization and has been operating in South Sudan since 1986. NPA’s programme implementation is structured into three programmes:

i. Civil Society Development Programme:

NPA works in partnership 27 civil society organizations, the work of which is broadly divided into four areas:

  • Conflicts over rights to land and natural resources often occur in settings impacted by urbanization and internal displacement. NPA partners do what they can to mediate in such conflicts and help local communities protect their rights.
  • Freedom of expression and media issues are important. Partners work closely with various radio stations in order to spread information about dialogue, peace and reconciliation and provide training to journalists.
  • Gender-Based Violence (GBV) is a widespread problem in South Sudan. NPA partners work to strengthen women’s rights by mobilizing women’s groups, strengthening legal protection for women and holding public awareness campaigns.
  • NPA supports young adults who promote non-violent conflict resolution. Means to this end include art and performances that encourage peace and reconciliation.

ii. Emergency Response Programme:

This programme focuses on providing food aid to vulnerable populations. The aim of the programme is to save lives and support post-emergency transitional recovery processes through:

  • Provision of in-kind food aid through unconditional support i.e. General Food Distribution (GFD) and conditional support i.e. Food Assistance for Assets (FFA).
  • Provision of emergency recovery livelihoods kits.
  • Provision of unconditional multipurpose cash assistance.
  • Provision of cash grants to Income Generating Activity (IGA) groups.

These projects are carried out by NPA employees in cooperation with local communities.

iii. Rural Development Programme:

NPA’s Rural Development programme focuses on medium to more long-term livelihoods strengthening activities that aim to increase the resilience of conflict-affected households in South Sudan. NPA also supports communities to prevent/mitigate climate change related challenges. The programme activities are implemented directly by NPA and in partnership with 14 local NGOs and Community Based Organizations (CBO’s).

The RD activities are divided into three programming areas:

  • Promotion of increased and diversified household income by supporting income generating activities, access to microfinance though Village Savings and Loans Associations (VSLA’s), entrepreneurial /business skills transfer, cash for wok and micro enterprise development.
  • Support for increased household food productivity by facilitating access to quality agricultural inputs (seed and tools), fishing kits, post-harvest technologies, smallholder farmer trainings and livestock production interventions (livestock distribution, vaccination and training of pastoralists).
  • Promotion of peace building/conflict mitigation, Natural Resource Management (NRM) and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR). Activities include capacity building of local structures (NRM committees, DRR committees and peace committees), natural resource mapping and support in peace building/conflict mitigation.

2.0. BACKGROUND AND RATIONALE

Protracted conflict in South Sudan has led to a perpetual state of humanitarian crisis. Although there has been a decline in large-scale hostilities over the past years, localized violence has persisted in many pockets of the country. The humanitarian situation in South Sudan remains dire. More than two-thirds of the South Sudanese population and some 300,000 refugees and asylum seekers in South Sudan need some form of humanitarian assistance and protection in 2021, as the country continues to experience cumulative effects of years of conflict, a surge in sub-national violence, unprecedented flooding and hyperinflation, further compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic. The lack of durable peace and limited investment in basic services impedes many people’s ability to move towards sustainable development. The impacts of climate change have been high in South Sudan where up to 95% of the population (about 11 million) depend on climate- sensitive sectors which include forestry resources, agriculture and fisheries.

NPA is implementing various projects to address the immediate needs, improve the lives and livelihoods of affected populations and promote peace. In all it’s interventions and in line with commitment 5 (Communities and people affected by crisis have access to safe and responsive mechanisms to handle complaints) of the Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability (CHS), NPA seeks to gather feedback from the people we serve and the partners we work with. However, this process is not documented and formalized and hence not uniformly applied across all the project locations. Therefore, NPA is seeking a consultant to develop a comprehensive and context-specific Complaints and Response Mechanism (CRM) system, policy and implementation guidelines. The CRM system should be informed by the CHS while taking cognizant of the unique context of NPA’s operational areas in South Sudan.

3.0. CONSULTANCY OBJECTIVES

The overall objective of this consultancy is to strengthen and improve NPA’s capacity to be accountable to the people we serve and the partners we work with through development of a functional and context-specific CRM system, policy and implementation guidelines. The specific objectives are:

  1. To identify gaps in NPA’s current CRM practices.
  2. To develop a needs-based and context-specific CRM policy including a framework, tools and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) that NPA will use in operationalizing the CRM system.
  3. To develop a formalized system and process of soliciting, receiving, processing and responding to the feedback and complaints received from the people we serve and the partners we work with.
  4. To support NPA in rolling out the CRM policy by training NPA staff in Juba and across all the field offices on the CRM policy, system and the relevant implementation tools.
  5. To provide concrete recommendations to NPA on the staffing and financial requirements needed to ensure that the CRM remains fully operational after the roll-out phase.

4.0. DURATION OF ASSIGNMENT

The consultant should complete the assignment within 45 billable days. All the objectives should be achieved fully within this duration.

5.0. SCOPE OF WORK

The consultant will solicit information from NPA staff, partners and target communities to inform the development of the CRM policy. The consultant will sample at least three NPA partners and target communities from at least three counties in NPA’s operational areas in Lakes, Jonglei and Central Equatoria States. The target counties and partners will be identified in consultation with NPA.

6.0. QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

The independent consultant/consultancy firm must demonstrate experience and expertise as follows:

  • Advanced degree in Social Sciences, International Relations, Economics, or other areas of relevance to this consultancy.
  • More than five years’ experience working on issues of NGO accountability, protection, CHS in developing countries. Experience working in South Sudan is desirable.
  • In-depth understanding of the CHS and CRM systems in NGO’s.
  • Demonstrated experience in providing high quality Beneficiary Accountability or Protection services for NGO’s.
  • Thorough understanding of the context in South Sudan including humanitarian and development issues.
  • Ability to manage work and context-related stress while maintaining high performance to achieve the consultancy objectives.
  • Able and willing to travel long distances on rough roads.
  • Fluency in English with excellent writing and presentation skills.
  • Experience in conducting trainings.
  • Experience in and exposure in conducting assignments in similar contexts

7.0. APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
7.1. Technical proposal:

The technical proposal should include:

  • Brief explanation about the lead and associate consultants with particular emphasis on previous experience in similar assignments.
  • Understanding of the terms of reference for this assignment in line with the overall and specific objectives.
  • Proposed methodology.
  • Draft work plan.

7.2. Financial proposal:
This should be presented in USD and should include the consultancy fees, inclusive of 15% Government Tax.
NPA will cover the consultants’ travel and accommodation costs and all the costs related to the roll out of the CRM policy and training of staff. The number of consultant/s to be engaged in the assignment and their costs should be included in the financial proposal.

7.3. Supportive Documents

This includes:

  • Copies of reports of previous work conducted in relation to this assignment.
  • Organizational (if it is a company applying) or personal capacity statement (if it is an individual).
  • Resume of the lead consultant and three references from previous clients including their full contact details.

8.0. EVALUATION CRITERIA

The applications will be evaluated against the following criteria:

  • Experience in conducting similar assignments.
  • Education background of lead consultants and co- associates.
  • Known and established reliability in delivery of timely and quality services.
  • Relevant field and country experience.
  • Relevant sector specific technical experience and qualifications.
  • Sound methodology in undertaking the assignment.

How to apply

Interested applicants should submit applications by email to rss-tenders@npaid.org with the subject “CRM CONSULTANCY” on or before 27th May 2022 at 4.00 PM CAT time. Any applications submitted after this date and time will not be considered.

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Nigeria Researcher – Remote

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May 182022
 

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Organization: Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project
Closing date: 17 Jun 2022

The project:

The Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED) is a disaggregated data collection, analysis, and crisis mapping project. The ACLED team conducts analysis to describe, explore, and test conflict scenarios, and makes both data and analysis open for free use by the public. ACLED material is regularly used to inform journalism, academic research, and public discourse on conflict, and to support the work of practitioners and policymakers. ACLED is the highest quality and most widely used real-time data and analysis source on political violence and protest around the world.

The role:

ACLED is recruiting one Researcher to assist in the collection, review and management of political violence and protest data across Nigeria. Researchers must be available for 20 hours per week. This position is fully remote and can be done from any location with reliable internet service. This is an entry level contractor position.

Collection of data is conducted by reviewing news, international organization, NGO and security reports on a list of assigned countries, and recording the incidents of political violence into an Excel template. Researchers will focus on coding events to provide holistic coverage of current political violence, ranging from protests to battles.

Review and management of data involves ensuring the quality, consistency and reliability of the data produced. The role provides team members with experience conducting detail-oriented tasks, and producing and managing quantitative data.

Specific roles and responsibility:

Candidates who are selected will undergo extensive ACLED training. The training consists of several exercises. Candidates’ exercises will be scrutinized and only those who are performing at the required level will be retained as Researchers.

For those selected, the initial consultancy period will be from June 2022 to June 2023. After this, continuation may be possible, pending performance and availability of funding.

Remuneration:

Remuneration is 16 USD per hour.

Skills and competencies:

ACLED is seeking applicants who have the following skills and experience:

  • University degree in conflict studies, peacebuilding, international development, or related field;
  • Familiarity with Excel (essential);
  • Fluency in English (essential);
  • Fluency in languages spoken in the northwest and/or northeast of Nigeria, especially Hausa; Arabic an asset (desired);
  • Experience conducting desk-based research;
  • Experience working to deadlines with limited supervision;
  • A high level of attention to detail and ability to receive and incorporate feedback;
  • Research focus or professional experience in conflict research or peace-building in Nigeria generally, or country-specific studies is a strong advantage;
  • Skills to produce quantitative and qualitative analytical pieces and visualization of data (preferred);
  • Familiarity with conflict and actors in the relevant countries;
  • Access to a computer, a reliable internet connection, email, and the Microsoft Office Suite.

How to apply

Applications:

To apply, please submit a CV and cover letter detailing qualifications, experience and language proficiency to our career portal. We will only review applications received through our career portal, so please make sure to use the application form on the portal. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to complete a two-hour exercise as part of the evaluation of their coding aptitude.

Further information on the project is available online at acleddata.com. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Interested candidates are advised to apply early.

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Consultancy to develop a functional Complaints and Response Mechanism (CRM) System for NPA, South Sudan

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May 112022
 

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: Norwegian People’s Aid
Closing date: 27 May 2022

1.0. INTRODUCTION

Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA) is an International Non-Governmental Organization and has been operating in South Sudan since 1986. NPA’s programme implementation is structured into three programmes:

i. Civil Society Development Programme:

NPA works in partnership 27 civil society organizations, the work of which is broadly divided into four areas:

  • Conflicts over rights to land and natural resources often occur in settings impacted by urbanization and internal displacement. NPA partners do what they can to mediate in such conflicts and help local communities protect their rights.
  • Freedom of expression and media issues are important. Partners work closely with various radio stations in order to spread information about dialogue, peace and reconciliation and provide training to journalists.
  • Gender-Based Violence (GBV) is a widespread problem in South Sudan. NPA partners work to strengthen women’s rights by mobilizing women’s groups, strengthening legal protection for women and holding public awareness campaigns.
  • NPA supports young adults who promote non-violent conflict resolution. Means to this end include art and performances that encourage peace and reconciliation.

ii. Emergency Response Programme:

This programme focuses on providing food aid to vulnerable populations. The aim of the programme is to save lives and support post-emergency transitional recovery processes through:

  • Provision of in-kind food aid through unconditional support i.e. General Food Distribution (GFD) and conditional support i.e. Food Assistance for Assets (FFA).
  • Provision of emergency recovery livelihoods kits.
  • Provision of unconditional multipurpose cash assistance.
  • Provision of cash grants to Income Generating Activity (IGA) groups.

These projects are carried out by NPA employees in cooperation with local communities.

iii. Rural Development Programme:

NPA’s Rural Development programme focuses on medium to more long-term livelihoods strengthening activities that aim to increase the resilience of conflict-affected households in South Sudan. NPA also supports communities to prevent/mitigate climate change related challenges. The programme activities are implemented directly by NPA and in partnership with 14 local NGOs and Community Based Organizations (CBO’s).

The RD activities are divided into three programming areas:

  • Promotion of increased and diversified household income by supporting income generating activities, access to microfinance though Village Savings and Loans Associations (VSLA’s), entrepreneurial /business skills transfer, cash for wok and micro enterprise development.
  • Support for increased household food productivity by facilitating access to quality agricultural inputs (seed and tools), fishing kits, post-harvest technologies, smallholder farmer trainings and livestock production interventions (livestock distribution, vaccination and training of pastoralists).
  • Promotion of peace building/conflict mitigation, Natural Resource Management (NRM) and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR). Activities include capacity building of local structures (NRM committees, DRR committees and peace committees), natural resource mapping and support in peace building/conflict mitigation.

2.0. BACKGROUND AND RATIONALE

Protracted conflict in South Sudan has led to a perpetual state of humanitarian crisis. Although there has been a decline in large-scale hostilities over the past years, localized violence has persisted in many pockets of the country. The humanitarian situation in South Sudan remains dire. More than two-thirds of the South Sudanese population and some 300,000 refugees and asylum seekers in South Sudan need some form of humanitarian assistance and protection in 2021, as the country continues to experience cumulative effects of years of conflict, a surge in sub-national violence, unprecedented flooding and hyperinflation, further compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic. The lack of durable peace and limited investment in basic services impedes many people’s ability to move towards sustainable development. The impacts of climate change have been high in South Sudan where up to 95% of the population (about 11 million) depend on climate- sensitive sectors which include forestry resources, agriculture and fisheries.

NPA is implementing various projects to address the immediate needs, improve the lives and livelihoods of affected populations and promote peace. In all it’s interventions and in line with commitment 5 (Communities and people affected by crisis have access to safe and responsive mechanisms to handle complaints) of the Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability (CHS), NPA seeks to gather feedback from the people we serve and the partners we work with. However, this process is not documented and formalized and hence not uniformly applied across all the project locations. Therefore, NPA is seeking a consultant to develop a comprehensive and context-specific Complaints and Response Mechanism (CRM) system, policy and implementation guidelines. The CRM system should be informed by the CHS while taking cognizant of the unique context of NPA’s operational areas in South Sudan.

3.0. CONSULTANCY OBJECTIVES

The overall objective of this consultancy is to strengthen and improve NPA’s capacity to be accountable to the people we serve and the partners we work with through development of a functional and context-specific CRM system, policy and implementation guidelines. The specific objectives are:

  1. To identify gaps in NPA’s current CRM practices.
  2. To develop a needs-based and context-specific CRM policy including a framework, tools and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) that NPA will use in operationalizing the CRM system.
  3. To develop a formalized system and process of soliciting, receiving, processing and responding to the feedback and complaints received from the people we serve and the partners we work with.
  4. To support NPA in rolling out the CRM policy by training NPA staff in Juba and across all the field offices on the CRM policy, system and the relevant implementation tools.
  5. To provide concrete recommendations to NPA on the staffing and financial requirements needed to ensure that the CRM remains fully operational after the roll-out phase.

4.0. DURATION OF ASSIGNMENT

The consultant should complete the assignment within 45 billable days. All the objectives should be achieved fully within this duration.

5.0. SCOPE OF WORK

The consultant will solicit information from NPA staff, partners and target communities to inform the development of the CRM policy. The consultant will sample at least three NPA partners and target communities from at least three counties in NPA’s operational areas in Lakes, Jonglei and Central Equatoria States. The target counties and partners will be identified in consultation with NPA.

6.0. QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

The independent consultant/consultancy firm must demonstrate experience and expertise as follows:

  • Advanced degree in Social Sciences, International Relations, Economics, or other areas of relevance to this consultancy.
  • More than five years’ experience working on issues of NGO accountability, protection, CHS in developing countries. Experience working in South Sudan is desirable.
  • In-depth understanding of the CHS and CRM systems in NGO’s.
  • Demonstrated experience in providing high quality Beneficiary Accountability or Protection services for NGO’s.
  • Thorough understanding of the context in South Sudan including humanitarian and development issues.
  • Ability to manage work and context-related stress while maintaining high performance to achieve the consultancy objectives.
  • Able and willing to travel long distances on rough roads.
  • Fluency in English with excellent writing and presentation skills.
  • Experience in conducting trainings.
  • Experience in and exposure in conducting assignments in similar contexts

7.0. APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
7.1. Technical proposal:

The technical proposal should include:

  • Brief explanation about the lead and associate consultants with particular emphasis on previous experience in similar assignments.
  • Understanding of the terms of reference for this assignment in line with the overall and specific objectives.
  • Proposed methodology.
  • Draft work plan.

7.2. Financial proposal:
This should be presented in USD and should include the consultancy fees, inclusive of 15% Government Tax.
NPA will cover the consultants’ travel and accommodation costs and all the costs related to the roll out of the CRM policy and training of staff. The number of consultant/s to be engaged in the assignment and their costs should be included in the financial proposal.

7.3. Supportive Documents

This includes:

  • Copies of reports of previous work conducted in relation to this assignment.
  • Organizational (if it is a company applying) or personal capacity statement (if it is an individual).
  • Resume of the lead consultant and three references from previous clients including their full contact details.

8.0. EVALUATION CRITERIA

The applications will be evaluated against the following criteria:

  • Experience in conducting similar assignments.
  • Education background of lead consultants and co- associates.
  • Known and established reliability in delivery of timely and quality services.
  • Relevant field and country experience.
  • Relevant sector specific technical experience and qualifications.
  • Sound methodology in undertaking the assignment.

How to apply:

Interested applicants should submit applications by email to rss-tenders@npaid.org with the subject “CRM CONSULTANCY” on or before 27th May 2022 at 4.00 PM CAT time. Any applications submitted after this date and time will not be considered.

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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

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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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Provision of Consultancy Services for study on barriers to GBV reporting

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Apr 232022
 

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: CARE
Closing date: 6 May 2022

CARE International in South Sudan with funding from Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation is implementing “The Breaking the Silence Against Gender-Based Violence: Strengthening the voices of women, girls, boys and men in reporting GBV incidents by addressing the barriers and gaps in GBV response in Torit and Ikwotos Counties, Eastern Equatoria” project. This is a two (2) years project (2020 – 2022) with the main goal of creating a safe and conducive environment for reporting GBV incidents and accessing lifesaving GBV services and GBV-related health services in Torit and Ikwotos with a focus on vulnerable female survivors of GBV. CARE recognizes that GBV is inextricably linked to gender inequality and violation of human rights and it is the women, girls and children who are disproportionately affected as they are the main victims in these cases. However, it is challenging to achieve greater impact and impossible to extend the support unless the barriers to reporting are addressed.

CARE South Sudan has been working with local women’s leaders, women’s rights organizations and their networks, community protection committees, local authorities, other GBV partners and humanitarian actors to provide multi-sectoral GBV services with survivor-centered approach and advocating for quality GBV programming and mainstreaming in the humanitarian sector. The study will explore the underlying barriers to GBV disclosures and help-seeking behaviors. The study will also explore possible changes in help-seeking behavior during crises such as COVID-19, localized conflict or civil unrest. The learnings, findings and recommendations will be shared in wider groups and used for evidence-based advocacy to promote access and awareness to safe and survivor-centered GBV services; to promote gender-transformative health system as well as address the barriers of reporting and breaking the culture of silence around GBV.

The objectives of the study are to:

  • To identify and document the channels (formal and informal) used by survivors of GBV to disclose their experience/seek services in Torit and Ikwotos
  • To identify the institutions and actors (formal and informal) to whom GBV survivors tend to disclose cases in Torit and Ikwotos
  • To assess the level of the community’s awareness of and access to available GBV reporting channels, specialized GBV services (including health) for GBV survivors.
  • To identify the socio-cultural practices, norms and attitudes that encourage or dissuade survivors from disclosing, reporting or seeking services for GBV incidents.

· To identify and document key challenges in disclosing, reporting or seeking services or GBV incidents.

· To identify the opportunities for strengthening reporting mechanisms for GBV survivors.

Scope of Work for the Consultancy

The consultant will design all the relevant data collection techniques, protocols and tools in consultation with the Country Office Project Team who will review the tools and techniques and give feedback prior to the actual study. The consultant should remain aware of the changes in the context that could impede the study. This assignment should be completed within a maximum of 60 days from inception though proposals with shorter timelines will be considered more favourably. Hence, the consultant will:

  • Conduct an in-depth study on the barriers to GBV reporting in Torit and Ikwotos counties in Eastern Equatoria.
  • Consult with relevant stakeholders, CARE staff and affected communities to identify key issues, needs, priorities, capacities and solutions for CARE programming around GBV, reporting channels, awareness raising as well as on availability and access to GBV services.
  • Provide tailored and actionable recommendations to the CARE Programs Team and other relevant internal and external stakeholders.

Methodology

The consultant will design/use a mixed-method approach that integrates qualitative and quantitative data collection techniques. The methodology should include primary and secondary data collection techniques such as; accessing relevant existing data and reports on the study subject; conducting interviews with key stakeholders like representatives of the target group, community leaders and representatives of the Local Authorities, accessing country statistics, specialized GBV services as well as household surveys with communities, etc. The technical proposal is expected to include a detailed section on methodology. Expected deliverables

  1. Inception report with a well-defined methodology (including an inclusive and gender-sensitive sampling design), data collection tools and a clear work plan. The consultant will be expected to hold inception meetings with CARE international in South Sudan.
    • Develop a comprehensive study design describing type of data to be collected, techniques and relevant tools for each indicator clearly outlined in the inception report.
  2. A comprehensive and well-organized final study report (Not more than 20 pages exclusive of preliminary pages and annexes & appendices) in electronic version word and PDF-based in the template structure in annex below.
    • Annexes to be attached include: the ToR, Data collection tools used, attendance sheet of key meetings and focus group discussions conducted as well as other activities.
    • The consultant should also deliver all files including, transcripts of the qualitative data and others in an easy-to-read format, and maintain naming conventions and labelling for the use of the project/program/initiative and key stakeholders
    • Fact sheet or abstract and Powerpoint presentations to be used for dissemination of results to stakeholders
    • Presentation of preliminary results to CARE International in South Sudan SMT and Programs team.

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

Minimum of master’s degree in Gender and Developmental Studies or Social Sciences or related fields.

Experience:

  • At least 5 years of relevant work experience in the above-mentioned fields.
  • The consultant must have proven track record and experience in conducting gender and conflict analysis of a similar or related assignment. This should be backed up by the number of similar research that have been conducted by the individual or institution.
  • Previous experience in medium to large-scale emergencies and stable context (five years minimum), prior research work in South Sudan will be an advantage.
  • Familiar with humanitarian programming and inter-agency coordination systems
  • Fluent in English and Arabic will be an added advantage
  • Ability to communicate ideas in a culturally sensitive manner and conducive to their practical application

Logistics

The consultant will be responsible for obtaining his/her visa, booking flights, complying to any COVID-19 quarantine guidelines (as per WHO and Government of South Sudan COVID-19 SOPs), meals, ground transport and accommodation among others while in Juba and field locations and thus these costs should be factored into the financial proposal. An introduction letter may be provided on request to support the processing of visas.

The consultant should also include the cost of data collection in the financial proposal. CARE will only facilitate with getting study approvals on the ground and only if necessary, may help in recruiting enumerators for the consultant and mobilize study participants.

Payment Terms and Conditions

Payment will be made only upon CARE International’s acceptance of the work performed in accordance with the above-described deliverables. Payment will be affected as follows; First installment (30%) of the total cost on submission and acceptance of inception report. Final payment (70%) upon completion and approval of the final report.

Duration of contract: the contract is effective from the moment it is signed until the acceptance of work by the CARE International in South Sudan.

Additional information on payment terms and conditions will be included in the contract.

Notice of Delay

Shall the successful bidder encounter delay in the performance of the contract which may be excusable under unavoidable circumstances; the contractor shall notify CARE International in South Sudan in writing about the causes of any such delays within one (1) week from the beginning of the delay.

After receipt of the Contractor’s notice of delay, CARE International in South Sudan shall analyze the facts and extent of delay and extend time for performance when in its judgment the facts justify such an extension.

Criteria for Evaluation of Proposals:

CARE South Sudan will evaluate the proposals and award the assignment based on the technical and financial criteria. CARE reserves the right to accept or reject any proposal received without giving reasons and is not bound to accept the lowest, the highest or any bidder. Only successful applicants will be contacted.

The evaluation criteria associated with this TOR is split between technical and financial as follows: 70 % Technical; 30 % Financial.

General understanding of the TOR: Does the proposal demonstrate a clear understanding of the TOR? Does the consultant make an effort to interpret the objectives?

Team composition: Does the consultant (or proposed team) have the necessary competencies and experiences as described in the TOR to undertake this study?

Experience: Experience of conducting baseline and evaluation surveys in South Sudan, preferably within proposed geographical area has competitive advantage. Experience with similar assignments with INGOs/ other organization.

Work plan: Is an action plan part of the proposal? Is it reasonable or realistic? Does it meet the expected deadlines? Is it flexible to accommodate any changes without compromising the deadline and quality of products?

Budget: To what extent is the presented budget reasonable. Is the budget clearly aligned with the planned amount?

Additional Information

· Consultants shall abide by WHO and Government of South Sudan COVID-19 SOPs.

· Consultants shall be required to sign and abide by CARE Safeguarding Policy (which includes prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse, and behavior protocols)

· Consultants shall abide by the EU beneficiary data privacy/management policies

How to apply:

Interested applicants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications. Applications may be submitted in English.

· All interested applicants should send their CV (Max 3 pages),

  • Technical and financial proposals detailing survey methodology, work plan, budget (max 12 pages) and sample reports.
  • The technical proposal with budget and CV should be sent to ssd.procurement@care.org and programs.caress@care.org.
  • Applications should be received on or before 6th May 2022.

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Provision of Consultancy Services for a Masculinity, Conflict and GBV Study

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Apr 192022
 

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: CARE
Closing date: 30 Apr 2022

CARE International in South Sudan with funding from the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs is implementing “**Addressing Violence Against Women and Girls as a Catalyst for Peace**” is a two-year project that seeks to promote gender responsive stabilization and recovery of conflict affected women, men, girls and boys in Wau County of Western Bahr Ghazel State and Pariang County of Ruweng Administrative Area. The project specifically supports communities to identify and take action against structural causes of gender inequality which promotes conflict and violent notions of masculinity and normalizes the violence. It also focuses on addressing the conflict-related gender-based violence against men and women through improving their access to multi-sectoral GBV services. To achieve sustainable peace, an inclusive decision-making process will be promoted where women’s participation and leadership will be strengthened. Through these interconnected outcomes, communities will be able to identify potential solutions for violent conflict thus, contributing to attainment of sustainable peace at local and community level. This corresponds with the German foreign policy agenda for South Sudan that focuses on crisis prevention, stabilization and peacebuilding, leading to more sustainable development with a specific focus on women’ s empowerment.

CARE International would therefore like to invite qualified consultants to undertake a study to explore the dimensions of Masculinity, Conflict and GBV to provide valuable information to; understand men’s and women’s underlying attitudes and behaviors related to masculinity and gender equality, understand the roles of women and men in the societies of Pariang and Wau respectively, identify and document the negative aspects in the perceptions of masculinity that fuel gender-based violence and gender inequality, understand risks and protective factors associated with gender based violence, and also to provide policy and programmatic recommendations on the prevention of GBV, in particular with the involvement of boys and men in the promotion of gender equality.

The objectives of the study are to:

  • To identify and document the negative conceptualization of masculinity at household and community level that fuel gender-based violence and gender inequality.
  • To deepen the understanding of men’s and women’s underlying attitudes and behaviors related to masculinity and gender equality.
  • To understand the roles and relations of women and men, boys and girls in the societies of Pariang and Wau County respectively.

Scope of Work for the Consultancy

The consultant will design all the relevant data collection techniques, protocols and tools in consultation with the Country Office Project Team who will review the tools and techniques and give feedback prior to the actual study. The consultant should remain aware of the changes in the context that could impede the study. This assignment should be completed within a maximum of 60 days from inception. Hence, the consultant will:

  • Conduct an in-depth study on Masculinity, Conflict and GBV in South Sudan with special focus on Wau and Pariang Counties.
  • Consult with relevant stakeholders, CARE staff and affected communities to identify key issues, needs, priorities, capacities and solutions for CARE programming around GBV, Toxic Masculinity & Conflict.
  • Provide tailored and actionable recommendations to the CARE Programs Team and other relevant internal and external stakeholders on how to enhance access to services and address underlying causes of GBV, Toxic Masculinity & Conflict.

Methodology

The data collection process is to be proposed by the consultant and should include e.g.: accessing existing data collection systems and existing reports; interviews with key stakeholders like representatives of the target group, community leaders and representatives of the Local Authorities, accessing country statistics etc.. The technical proposal is expected to include a section on methodology.

Expected deliverables

  1. Inception report with a well-defined methodology (including an inclusive and gender sensitive sampling design), data collection tools and a clear work plan. The consultant will be expected to hold inception meetings with CARE international in South Sudan.

    a. Develop a comprehensive study design describing type of data to be collected, techniques and relevant tools for each indicator clearly outlined in the inception report.

  2. A comprehensive and well-organized final Masculinity, Conflict and GBV Analysis study report (Not more than 30 pages) in electronic version word and PDF based in the template structure in annex below.

a. Annexes to be attached include: the ToR, Data collection tools used, attendance sheet of key meetings and focus group discussions conducted as well as other activities.

b. The consultant should also deliver all files including, transcripts of the qualitative data and others in an easy-to-read format, and maintain naming conventions and labeling for the use of the project/program/initiative and key stakeholders

c. Fact sheet or abstract and powerpoint presentations to be used for dissemination of results to stakeholders

d. Presentation of preliminary results to CARE International in South Sudan SMT and Programs team.

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

Minimum of master’s degree in Gender and Developmental Studies or Social Sciences or related fields.

Experience:

  • At least 5 years of relevant work experience in the above-mentioned fields.
  • The consultant must have proven track record and experience in conducting gender and conflict analysis of a similar or related assignment. This should be backed up by the number of similar research that have been conducted by the individual or institution.
  • Previous experience in medium to large-scale emergencies and stable context (five years minimum), prior research work in South Sudan will be an advantage.
  • Familiar with humanitarian programming and inter-agency coordination systems
  • Fluent in English and Arabic will be an added advantage
  • Ability to communicate ideas in a culturally sensitive manner and conducive to their practical application

Logistics

The consultant will be responsible for obtaining his/her visa, booking flights, complying to any COVID-19 quarantine guidelines (as per WHO and Government of South Sudan COVID-19 SOPs), meals, ground transport and accommodation among others while in Juba and field locations and thus these costs should be factored into the financial proposal. An introduction letter may be provided on request to support the processing of visas.

Payment Terms and Conditions

Payment will be made only upon CARE International’s acceptance of the work performed in accordance with the above-described deliverables. Payment will be affected as follows; First installment (30%) of the total cost on submission and acceptance of inception report. Final payment (70%) upon completion and approval of the final report.

Duration of contract: the contract is effective from the moment it is signed until the acceptance of work by CARE International in South Sudan.

Additional information on payment terms and conditions will be included in the contract.

Notice of Delay

Shall the successful bidder encounter delay in the performance of the contract which may be excusable under unavoidable circumstances; the contractor shall notify CARE International in South Sudan in writing about the causes of any such delays within one (1) week from the beginning of the delay.

After receipt of the Contractor’s notice of delay, CARE International in South Sudan shall analyze the facts and extent of delay, and extend time for performance when in its judgment the facts justify such an extension.

Criteria for Evaluation of Proposals:

CARE South Sudan will evaluate the proposals and award the assignment based on the technical and financial criteria. CARE reserves the right to accept or reject any proposal received without giving reasons and is not bound to accept the lowest, the highest or any bidder. Only successful applicants will be contacted.

The evaluation criteria associated with this TOR is split between technical and financial as follows: 70 % Technical; 30 % Financial.

General understanding of the TOR: Does the proposal demonstrate a clear understanding of the TOR? Does the consultant make an effort to interpret the objectives?

Team composition: Does the consultant (or proposed team) have the necessary competencies and experiences as described in the TOR to undertake this study?

Experience: Experience of conducting baseline and evaluation surveys in South Sudan, preferably within proposed geographical area has competitive advantage. Experience with similar assignments with INGOs/ other organization

Work plan: Is an action plan part of the proposal? Is it reasonable or realistic? Does it meet the expected deadlines? Is it flexible to accommodate any changes without compromising the deadline and quality of products?

Budget: To what extent is the presented budget reasonable. Is the budget clearly aligned with the planned amount?

Additional Information

· Consultants shall abide by WHO and Government of South Sudan COVID-19 SOPs.

· Consultants shall be required to sign and abide by CARE Safeguarding Policy (which includes prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse, and behavior protocols).

· Consultants shall abide by the EU beneficiary data privacy/management policies.

How to apply:

Interested applicants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications. Applications may be submitted in English.

· All interested applicants should send their CV (Max 3 pages),

  • Technical and financial proposals detailing survey methodology, work plan, budget (max 12 pages) and sample reports.
  • The technical proposal with budget and CV should be sent to ssd.procurement@care.org and programs.caress@care.org.
  • Applications should be received on or before 30th April 2022.

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CONSULTANCY ADVERTISEMENT ANIMAL HEALTH SERVICE AND COVID -19 ASSESSMENT

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Apr 122022
 

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: Vétérinaires Sans Frontières Germany
Closing date: 20 Apr 2022

Background

VSF Germany is an International Non Governmental Organization, providing humanitarian aid and development assistance to pastoralists and vulnerable communities in areas where livestock is of importance. VSF Germany supports in animal health, livestock related agriculture, marketing, food safety, drought responses and mitigation, capacity development of communities and governmental institutions, peace and conflict resolution with the ultimate aim of food security and strengthened livelihoods of pastoralist communities. In the region VSF Germany implements activities in the Republic of South Sudan, Kenya, Sudan, Somalia, Uganda and Ethiopia. VSF Germany has been supporting pastoral livelihoods in South Sudan since 1998 working with communities in Upper Nile, Jonglei, Warrap, Eastern Equatoria, Western Bar el Ghazal and Lakes States through times of emergency and recovery to sustain, protect and restore livelihoods by direct provision; and capacity building for improved production and productivity, diversified production as well as local peace mechanisms and governance.

VSF-Germany partnering with VSF Suisse with funding from U.S. Agency for International Development’s Office of Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (USAID/BHA) is implementing a Two years’ program entitled “Conflict and Climatic Emergency Livestock Response Program (CCLERP) in Greater Upper Nile States”. This program covers 10 Counties in Jonglei, 2 counties in Upper Nile and 9 Counties in Unity states plus the Jonglei migrating cattle from Equatoria to Jonglei. The program objective is to improve or sustain access to animal source food and related income for crisis affected individuals at risk of malnutrition particularly children and women. The program is targeting people in Greater Upper Nile, comprised of internally displaced persons (IDPs), host and returnee groups with support to local institutions and mechanisms for delivery of animal health and public health services while mainstreaming conflict sensitivity, protection and Do No Harm approaches.

VSF Germany and its partners intend to assess the impact of animal health services, peace and nutrition and Covid-19 on local market and are seeking the services of qualified and experienced consultant (s).

Purpose

The purpose of this consultancy is to assess the impact of animal health services, peace and nutrition and Covid-19 on local market and specifically:

a) To determine the prevalence of common livestock diseases in the program locations as well as the mortality of livestock due to the diseases

b) To find out and the document the locations (identify gap areas) of cold chain facilities, impact of flooding on the cold chain and the management of the cold chain facilities

c) To find out and document the presence of the animal health services providers (CAHWs, Vet pharmacies / drugs suppliers, vets, AHA and stock person) and identify where there are gaps as well as finding out the sources of veterinary pharmaceuticals and supplies

d) To assess the impact of animal health service on the local market (sales, acceptance to sale, numbers of livestock, income, agro –input, milk, meat, hide & skin, etc.)

e) To assess the impact of our peace and nutrition intervention on the local livestock market

f) To assess and determine the impact of Covid-19 on the local livestock market

Scope

Provisionally, the assessment will cover 8 payams (2 per county) in four purposively selected counties (based on presence of livestock market, accessibility, security and one from each state and one additional from any one of the state depending on the existing situation) where feasible. It will be conducted in the project areas and will include both beneficiaries and non-beneficiaries. Key assessment questions will be formulated using the project objectives and indicators, and project quality parameters.

Methodology

The assessment design will include participatory methods and employ a mixed approach with both qualitative and quantitative methods. The consultants will be required to submit a detailed draft assessment design and methodology which will be reviewed and finalized with the effort of the program personnel.

Outputs

a) A detailed study design, including methodology, work plan and timeframe;

b) Inception report;

c) A draft report incorporating feedback from the debriefing sessions;

d) A final report incorporating feedback on the draft report (one bound hard copy & electronic copy).

Timeframe

This Animal Health Service assessment is expected to be completed in 25 working days including inception report, desk review, field assessment and report writing. The first draft report will be expected within 10 days after the field exercise is completed. A final version should be submitted within five days of receiving feedback on first draft.

Management

a) The assessment will be guided, managed and technically advised by the Country Program Manager / Project Manager of VSF Germany;

b) The assessment is technically and administratively fully accountable to VSF Germany;

c) Specific areas for the study will be selected in consultation with VSF’s field staff;

d) Field travel arrangements and immediate supervision will be carried out by VSF Germany & VSF Suisse in their respective areas of operation.

Qualification

The two-person assessment team will consist of a team leader who will be a veterinarian and a support researcher who will preferably be an anthropologist or social scientist. Prospective assessment teams are encouraged to include a mix of gender.

The team should collectively demonstrate the following set of qualities:

a) Experience in carrying out two or more major humanitarian evaluations for a major donor, international NGO, or international organization.

b) General familiarity with the political and humanitarian context in South Sudan, particularly over the past 3 years

c) Experience in developing or applying protection measures;

d) Extensive practical experience in implementing activities aimed at pastoral livelihood;

e) National consultants are encouraged to apply.

How to apply:

Interested candidates should submit their profile and or curriculum vitae, a technical and a financial proposal. The financial proposal should comprise comprehensive professional fees; travel and accommodation will be covered by VSF Germany.

Proposals should be sent to the following Email addresses: recruitment@vsfg.org strictly indicating on the subject line “CCLERP ANIMAL HEALTH SERVICE ASSESSMENT 2022”. OR Hand delivery to VSF Germany office, Hai Malakal Juba South Sudan opposite Finance Sudan. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews. The deadline for submission of applications is Thursday, 20th April 2022. **

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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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