Pakistan: Third Party Monitoring, Pakistan (DFID Multi-Year Humanitarian Programming)

Organization: UN Institute for Training and Research
Country: Pakistan
Closing date: 17 Jun 2017

  1. The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) is collaborating with the UK Department for International Development (DFID) in the establishment and transfer of the Pakistan Evidence and Learning Platform (PELP) as part of the DFID-funded Multi-Year Humanitarian Programme (2015-2019). The PELP aims to strengthen learning and knowledge management processes by ensuring the knowledge is generated, shared and utilized for the benefit of the humanitarian system in Pakistan, with the overall objective to contribute to reduced impact from humanitarian disasters and strengthen the resilience of communities.

  2. An important component of the PELP is the provision of a pool of data, information and knowledge generated through Third Party Monitoring (TPM) and assessment of MYHP projects and other undertakings. Interested bidders will receive a more detailed description of the TPM scope of work.

  3. The MYHP is divided into four pillars, the first two of which respond to ongoing humanitarian needs. Pillar I focus on preparedness, response, and early recovery in natural disasters; and Pillar II is related to complex emergency and conflict-induced displacement. Pillar III is a contingency fund able to top up the responses when large-scale emergencies occur, and Pillar IV focuses on evidence, learning and monitoring and evaluation. Key areas of focus under the MYHP include shelter, water sanitation and hygiene (WASH), livelihoods, protection and cash transfers.

  4. This REOI includes the following deliverables: (i) TPM strategy for MYHP covering 2017 – 2019, based on a review of current TPM exercises undertaken from March 2016 – May 2017. The strategy needs to enable better assessment of programme results to enhance accountability and learning. The strategy should include the potential for the establishment of a network based approach to TPM, potentially involve more than one organization as a main contractor or sub-contractor, considering different regions and the need for the best placed institutions to be engaged per region. (ii) Periodic TPM reports, covering all aspects of MYHP and its impact on communities, especially most vulnerable groups including but not limited to women and girls, elderly and disabled. The reports setting out activities undertaken, key findings observations and recommendations together with an outline work programme for the following month. Findings and recommendations should not only focus on progress towards outputs, but also towards outcomes and contributions towards impact. (iii) Support for the development of robust beneficiary information provision, feedback, complaints and response mechanisms in line with the Global Accountability to Affected Populations approaches, using appropriate communication channels across DFID implementing partners and participating organizations, ensuring that results can be aggregated and synthesized. (iv) Develop monitoring tools that best suit the situation and provide on ground reality based on pilot testing. The tools must address all the aspects of reaching out to MYHP beneficiaries, building on partner’s monitoring systems without compromising the independence of TPM.

Requirements: Demonstrated track record performing TMP and evaluation assignments, exceptional command of English and fluency in Urdu, and mixture of national and international staff on TPM team. Interested bidders should also possess the ability and clearance to access remote areas in Pakistan.

How to apply:

Information on tendering for the UN Procurement System is available free of charge at the following address: https://www.ungm.org/Public/Notice. Vendors interested in participating in the planned solicitation process should complete the Vendor Response Form of this EOI which can be accessed at http://unitar.org/procurement and send it via fax: +41 (0) 22 917 8047 or email: procurement@unitar.org, before the closing date set forth above The full details will be provided at a later stage, soon after the closing date for this EOI.

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