Consultant for Upgrading the Learning Material

Organization: Integrity Watch Afghanistan
Closing date: 24 Jan 2018

SUMMARY

Title: Consultant for Upgrading the Learning Material

Nationality: International

Duty Station : Work from Distance (with limited field visit in Kabul)

Department: Integrity Building Program

Duration:100 Days

Duration:February 1st 2018 – May 11th 2018

BACKGROUND

Integrity Watch is an Afghan civil society organization committed to increase transparency, accountability, and integrity in Afghanistan.

The mission of Integrity Watch is to put corruption under the spotlight through community monitoring, research, and advocacy. We mobilize and train communities to monitor infrastructure projects, public services, courts, and extractives industries. We develop community monitoring tools, provide policy-oriented research, facilitate policy dialogue, and advocate for integrity, transparency, and accountability in Afghanistan.

Integrity Watch was created in October 2005 and established itself as an independent civil society organization in 2006. It has over 90 staff members and about 400 volunteers. The head office of Integrity Watch is in Kabul with provincial offices in Balkh, Bamyan, Herat, Kabul, Kapisa, Kunduz, Nangarhar and Parwan.

Integrity Watch’s work has three major components: (1) Community Monitoring, (2) Research, and (3) Advocacy. Integrity Watch tries to encourage active citizenship and community mobilization through its programs. Our community monitoring work includes development of community monitoring tools, mobilizing and training communities to monitor infrastructure projects, public services, courts, and extractives industries.

The objective of the Community Based Monitoring (CBM) is to increase people’s participation in monitoring of public services such as schools, infrastructure projects, trials, extractive industries and health services. As a result of CBM, the accountability of public servant and contracts to local community members is increased. This social model connects local communities, Community Development Councils (CDCs), private service providers and civil society actors with the provincial public offices in order to understand community concerns and support reform of the local governance.

Our research work is focused on policy-oriented research measuring trends, perceptions and experiences of corruption and covering wide range of corruption related issues including security and justice sectors, extractive industries, budget and public finance management, and aid effectiveness. The objective is to develop new, ground-breaking empirical research in order to set the agenda, influence decision-makers, bring to the public attention non-documented and non-explored issues.

The aim of our advocacy work is to enhance Integrity Watch’s pioneering role in advocating for knowledgeable decision-making and informed public debate on corruption and integrity. Our advocacy work includes facilitation of policy dialogue on issues related to integrity, transparency, and accountability. We advocate for access to information; budget transparency, accountability, and participation; aid transparency and effectiveness; social accountability; and other issues related to anti-corruption.

OBJECTIVES:

The purpose of this consultancy assignment is to:

  • Upgrade the CBM Toolkit (http://toolkit.communitymonitoring.org/) into CBM Guide which meets current scope and size of programs and explains the latest processes, relationships, methods and procedures of CBM programs in infrastructure, schools, trials, extractive industries and health services
  • The CBM Guide should educate volunteers, government officials and civil society organization on what CBM is and how all the five programs can be adapted in Afghan context

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • To robustly review the existing CBM Toolkit and other relevant learning material
  • To draft an outline for the CBM Guide
  • To incorporate latest learning and management materials of the 5 CBM programs into the CBM Guidebook
  • To integrate additional useful learning material into the Guidebook in consultation with Integrity Building Program Specialist
  • To restructure the CBM cycle
  • To incorporate comments from Integrity Watch on the draft CBM Guide
  • To liaise closely at all times with Integrity Building Program Specialist
  • To write a detailed progress report upon work completion

TIMELINE

  1. Review of CBM Toolkit and relevant learning material (2 weeks)
  2. Prepare a draft outline for CBM Guide (2 weeks)
  3. CBM Guide development (7 weeks)
  4. Share the first draft of CBM Guide for Review (1 week)
  5. Incorporate comments and produce final draft (2 weeks)
  6. Submit the final version (1 week)
  7. Write a progress report on work completion (1 week)

DURATION

The contract for this assignment is 100 days period (1st February to 11th May 2018). The successful candidate should be able to take up the duties as soon as the contractual documentation has been finalized.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

  • Post graduate degree in human development, social sciences or any other related field;
  • At least 10 years relevant professional experience analyzing social structures and organizations
  • Proven and extensive experience in capacity building;
  • Experience in developing learning material;
  • Strong writing skills;
  • Sensitivity to regional, political, gender and cultural balance;
  • A high standard of professionalism.

How to apply:

Please apply by sending a CV and a cover letter that outlines how your experience and competencies relate to the skills and experience outlined in the Terms of Reference to: hr@iwaweb.org. Please make sure to write “**Consultant for Upgrading the Learning Material**” and your name in the subject line of your email.

The deadline for applications is 24 January 2018 23:59 (+4:30 GMT). However, interviews of suitable candidates may begin as applications are received. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. P

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