South Sudan: Call for CV – Consultant Evaluating AAP in IOM Camp Management programs in South Sudan

Organization: International Organization for Migration
Country: South Sudan
Closing date: 14 Jun 2017

Background

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) in South Sudan has been funded by OFDA to implement Camp Management activities within two (2) Protection of Civilian (PoC) sites in South Sudan under a one-year grant that includes a research and evaluation component.

In 2011, the IASC Principals highlighted the fundamental importance of Accountability to Affected Populations (AAP). In its broadest sense, AAP is intended to promote meaningful and constructive engagement between service providers and affected populations. Furthermore, it seeks to ensure that humanitarian actors consult, inform and respond to the populations they serve, and to assume responsibility for the assistance they provide.

The principals endorsed 5 core commitments to Accountability to Affected Populations:

  • Leadership / governance

  • Transparency and information sharing;

  • Feedback and complaint mechanisms;

  • Participation;

  • Design, monitoring and evaluation.

Camp Management team through their direct and frequent contacts with affected populations during emergencies and their central role of coordination of all service provider’s and stakeholders involved in the camps or camps-like-settings are key actors for improving AAP, which is one of the backbone and justification for the existence of the camp management sector.

IOM Camp Management team in South Sudan has worked since December 2013 and the start of its camp management activities in January and June 2016 respectively to integrate AAP to its programming in Bentiu and Wau PoC sites.

At this stage, IOM is looking to conduct both a review and evaluation of its camp management programming through the prism of AAP. These terms of reference are intended to review camp management program interventions and propose complimentary actions to improve IOM programming in the CCCM sector in South Sudan.

The evaluation should focus particularly, though not exclusively on three of the operational Commitment to AAP: transparency and information sharing, feedback and complaint mechanisms and participation.

Purpose

The aim of this research is to conduct an evaluation of the existing IOM CCCM programming in South Sudan in regards to Accountability to Affected Population for both a learning and accountability purposes.

Process and deliverables

The proposed activities of the consultant are:

  • At national level, desk review and consultations

  • Based on a desk review of existing AAP strategies and practices, policies, guidelines and relevant documents developed in the local, national or international context, develop a summary of findings including best practice, challenges, gaps and recommendations with applicability of best practices in terms of AAP within the CCCM Sector and / or in South Sudan.

  • In South Sudan, consult with other stakeholders within the humanitarian community as well as in other sectors to identify innovative approaches/tools for AAP.

  • Review of existing assessments and evaluations done in Bentiu and Wau PoC sites along with other camps and camps like settings regarding AAP such as South Sudan Communication with Communities Gaps and Needs Analysis, Internews’ project under DFID’s Disasters and Emergencies Preparedness Programme (DEPP), Baseline Studies.

  • Consult IOM Camp Management partners and /or PoC stakeholders at site level to gather feedback and lessons learnt on IOM Camp Management programming in terms of AAP.

  • Consult the beneficiaries of IOM CCCM programming in Bentiu and Wau PoC and capture the opinions and views of all different subsets of the population disaggregated by age, sex and other relevant consideration in terms of AAP. The feedback collected from the beneficiaries should inform as much has possible the (a) the effectiveness (b) the relevance and (c) the appropriateness of IOM CCCM programming in the two sites in the areas of participation, complaint and feedback mechanism and transparency and information sharing.

  • Based on the findings, propose detailed recommendations to improve accountability to affected populations of Camp Management activities within the two sites assessed. The recommendations should encompass:

    1. Proposed improvement of ongoing activities;

    2. New activities or components to increase AAP within Camp Management programming;

    3. Proposed synergies with others actors, initiatives and / or sectors.

  • Draft an AAP framework for the CCCM unit.

  • Contribute to the establishment of the Monitoring and Evaluation framework (lead by the M&E Officer of the unit) to monitor notably the application of AAP principles into the implementation of activities

The deliverables of the mission is to produce:

  1. An external report to be disseminated to IOM partners and donors with the key findings of the evaluation and recommendations;
  2. An IOM CCCM unit AAP framework
  3. An IOM internal report inclusive of all findings and recommendations for IOM CCCM unit.
  4. A contribution to the establishment of the CCCM unit-monitoring framework.

Timing

The proposed duration (to be finalized once the consultant and / or consultancy firm is identified) is as follows:

  • 1 week of data collection in Juba;

  • 1 week of data collection in Wau;

  • 2 weeks of data collection in Bentiu;

  • 2 weeks of report writing home-based.

The consultancy should be finalized by 31st of July 2017.

Profile of the consultant

  • Significant field experience in humanitarian or development programming

  • Excellent command of written and spoken English.

  • Good knowledge and experience of accountability to affected population (AAP) if possible in camp and camps-like settings

  • Significant experience in designing and testing research methodology

  • Good communication skills

  • Ability to manage the available time and resources and to keep tight deadline

  • Ability to write reports (it will be required to produce sample of previous reports written)

  • Experience in designing and implementing CCCM and in particular Camp Management programs is a plus.

  • Experience in working in South Sudan and familiarity with the context is a plus.

Expression of interest

Interested applicants should submit:

  • A CV

  • Reference for similar works and / or sample of similar

  • A brief methodology and structure of how the evaluation will be conducted over the evaluation period

  • An overview of how the final reports will be structured

How to apply:

Interested candidates are required to submit a letter of motivation and curriculum vitae to below email address. Please indicate the position title on the subject line while sending your application.

E-mail: vss@iom.int

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