Philippines: Consultant for Leyte Needs Assessment

Organization: American Red Cross
Country: Philippines
Closing date: 24 Feb 2017

1. Summary

1.1. Purpose: The American Red Cross (ARC) Philippines Delegation working in partnership with the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) seeks a qualified consultant to lead an assessment of unmet needs in Leyte Province in the Post-Haiyan Recovery environment in support of an ongoing strategic planning process undertaken by the ARC Philippines Delegation and PRC. The consultant will provide a better understanding of currently unmet needs in the Typhoon Haiyan affected areas of Leyte Province and will draw from existing data on stakeholder capacities and interests to provide recommendations for sustainable and impactful Preparedness and Post-Recovery programming in Leyte Province to be supported by the ARC Philippines Delegation in partnership with the PRC.

1.2. Commissioner: This Terms of Reference (TOR) has been commissioned by the ARC Philippines Delegation.

1.3. Audience: ARC Philippines Delegation Senior Management, ARC Regional Senior Management, ARC NHQ Senior Management, PRC Leyte Chapter Senior Management, PRC NHQ Senior Management

1.4. Duration of consultancy: Up to 20 working days

1.5. Estimated dates of consultancy: March 13 – April 07, 2017

1.6. Location of consultancy: Tacloban and Manila, Philippines

2. Background

The American Red Cross (ARC) established a delegation in the Philippines in early 2014 following the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan in November 2013. Prior to this the ARC primarily provided disaster relief and disaster management support from a distance. Following Haiyan, ARC was able to support the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) and other movement actors in helping them reach their strategic targets in integrated Haiyan programming. ARC is interested in continuing this strong and mutually beneficial partnership with the PRC and has recently signed a five-year memorandum of understanding.

3. Purpose and Scope

The ARC Philippines Delegation is currently undertaking a strategic planning process with the purpose of determining how best to support the PRC in the implementation of their own, newly approved strategic plan. The ARC Philippines Delegation Strategic Plan will also provide direction to the delegation in spending remaining Typhoon Haiyan resources in affected areas of Leyte Province in preparing for future disasters while sustaining Haiyan recovery results. At the conclusion of this process, ARC Philippines Delegation will have a five-year plan, endorsed by PRC that will guide its work from July 2017 to June 2022. The strategic planning process will use basic planning methodologies including secondary data review, primary data collection including key stakeholder interviews, stakeholder survey, and focus group discussions; as well as various analytical tools such as a SWOT and stakeholder workshops to review the various pieces of the plan as they come together. The process will be participatory and will comprehensively look at needs, interests, resources, and capacities to make informed decisions on the Delegation strategy going forward. The consultant will be expected to work collaboratively with targeted staff from PRC who will assist in the assessment and design process under the leadership and guidance of the consultant and the ARC Country representative.

4. Timeframe

The consultant is expected to complete the deliverables within the allotted 20 working days with local travel within Manila and throughout Leyte Province. A detailed work breakdown should be outlined in applicant’s Proposal Brief but should follow a work flow similar to the following:

  • Inception Report
  • Desktop Review – Typhoon Haiyan Recovery Guidelines, SWOT Analysis, Stakeholder Analysis, RCRC Movement Program Evaluations, RCRC Movement Typhoon Haiyan Recovery Operation Meta-Evaluation, PRC Strategic Plan
  • Key Informant Interviews – Manila – PRC
  • Key Informant Interviews – Manila – ARC, IFRC, PNS
  • Key Informant Interviews – Leyte – PRC
  • Key Informant Interviews – Leyte – MLGU
  • Key Informant Interviews – Leyte – BLGU
  • Key Informant Interviews – Leyte – ARC, IFRC, PNS
  • Key Informant Interviews – Leyte – External NGOs
  • Validation Workshop
  • Recommendations Workshop
  • Presentation of Findings and Recommendations

5. Deliverables

The deliverables will be as follows:

  • Inception Report – March 17, 2017
  • Summary Report of Unmet Needs in Post-Recovery Leyte – April 07, 2017
  • Summary Report of Recommendations for PRC led Preparedness / Post-Recovery Programming in Leyte – April 07, 2017

6. Qualifications

  • Post graduate degree relating to social research, monitoring & evaluation, or program management
  • Demonstrated experience conducting qualitative data analysis
  • Demonstrated experience synthesizing disparate data sources
  • Demonstrated writing abilities in English
  • Familiarity with Typhoon Haiyan Recovery Operation
  • Familiarity with Red Cross Red Crescent Movement
  • Extensive professional experience in Disaster Risk Reduction, Livelihoods, Shelter, Health, WASH, etc.
  • Extensive professional experience in programmatic planning and design including budgeting
  • Extensive professional experience leading collaborative planning events
  • Fluency in English required, knowledge of Tagalog is advantageous

How to apply:

Interested candidates should submit their application material by February 24, 2017 to the following email: The application should include:

  1. Proposal Brief (max 2 pages)
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Cover Letter
  4. Reference Sheet
  5. Rate Sheet
  6. Employer Contact SheetThe proposal brief should include a short explanation of high-level activities proposed by the candidate and should be limited to a maximum of 2 pages in length. The cover letter and curriculum vitae should concisely summarize prior experiences relevant to the aforementioned TOR. The reference sheet should include at least three professional references. The rate sheet should include daily rates for the previous 12 months of work. The employer contact sheet should include employer contact information for verification of daily rates shown in the rate sheet. We thank you in advance for understanding that only short-listed candidates will be contacted for the next step in the application process.

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