Democratic Republic of the Congo: AGENT DE SUIVI CRCA

Organization: Invisible Children
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
Closing date: 22 Oct 2018

Résumé du poste : Invisible Children est une ONG internationale fondée en 2004 pour mettre fin de façon permanente à la violence de l’Armée de résistance du Seigneur (LRA) et soutenir le rétablissement durable des communautés d’Afrique centrale touchées par la violence des groupes armés. L’approche globale de l’organisation face aux menaces qui pèsent sur la protection des communautés en Afrique centrale a intégré tous les niveaux d’intervention, depuis les partenariats directs avec les communautés locales jusqu’ à l’engagement avec les décideurs politiques nationaux et internationaux. Jusqu’ à présent, l’organisation a maintenu une présence programmatique plus longue dans l’est de la RCA et le nord-est de la RDC que toute autre ONG internationale actuellement active. L’engagement de longue date d’Invisible Children en faveur des communautés marginalisées a permis à l’organisation d’affiner et d’adapter continuellement ses programmes pour faire face à divers groupes armés et autres forces déstabilisatrices menaçant la région de l’Afrique centrale. Le travail actuel d’Invisible Children se concentre sur la recherche de solutions novatrices et durables à l’insécurité régionale qui atténuent les menaces directes de violence et s’attaquent à leurs causes profondes. Ces dernières années, il s’agit notamment d’initiatives communautaires et d’analyses des conflits axées sur l’intersection de la sécurité humaine et du trafic illicite d’espèces sauvages dans la région de l’Afrique centrale.

Invisible Children est actuellement à la recherche d’un (e) Agent de suivi qui soutiendra les efforts de l’organisation pour améliorer les processus et capacités de suivi, évaluation et apprentissage (SEA) pour les projets de la RDC et RCA. C’est une personne renseignée en statistique ou protection et qui a une expérience professionnelle suffisante dans le suivi et la gestion des données des projets liés à la sécurité et protection communautaire. Il / Elle doit détenir une bonne connaissance de l’outil informatique et une connaissance liée aux bases de données et des logiciels (Excel, Access, etc…). Il / Elle doit également avoir une bonne connaissance du système de fonctionnement d’ONG, de préférence internationales. L’emplacement du poste sera à Dungu (pour celui qui sera retenu en RDC) ou à Obo (pour celui qui sera retenu en RCA).

Fonctions et responsabilités essentielles :

Sous la supervision du Manager régional MEL d’IC, l’Agent de suivi doit contribuer efficacement à la mise en œuvre du système de : collecte, compilation, analyse et transmission des données.

Il / Elle assure la disponibilité des fiches, rapports, cartes et autres moyens de vérification de l’atteinte d’indicateurs du projet et contribue à la mise à jour de la base des données du projet.
De façon spécifique, l’Agent de suivi assure les principales responsabilités et tâches suivantes :

  • Contribuer à la mise en œuvre des outils de SEA, y compris des outils de collecte, d’analyse et de stockage des données, en collaboration avec les équipes chargées de : protection, système d’alerte précoce, média (radio FM) et opérations ;

  • Contribuer au système de rapportage et partage des données;

  • Appui aux équipes techniques dans : la collecte, la compilation, l’analyse et la transmission des données.

  • Assurer le suivi des activités du projet ;

  • Rendre compte aux supérieurs, par des rapports périodiques, de l’état d’avancement des activités sous sa responsabilité;

  • Colleter des données (qualitatives et quantitatives) ;

  • Coopérer avec les organisations partenaires à IC contribuant à l’obtention des données;

  • Descendre quelques fois sur le terrain pour recueillir des données et des constatations pour appuyer l’intégration de SEA dans la mise en œuvre du programme, fournir des conseils au personnel sur le terrain sur l’utilisation des outils de SEA et l’assurance qualité des données;

  • Réaliser toutes les autres tâches, relevant de la bonne marche des activités de suivi, confiées par le Manager MEL d’IC, en tant que supérieur direct, et le Chef de projet.

CRITERES DE SELECTION / PROFIL

Qualifications minimales requises

  • Etre titulaire d’un diplôme d’études supérieures (bac + 3 au moins) dans le domaine de : statistiques, sciences sociales, sciences économiques, droit, développement rural, relations internationales, sociologie ou d’autres sciences connexes.

  • Avoir au minimum 3 ans d’expérience dans le domaine de : planification et suivi des programmes / projets et / ou gestion et analyse des données;

  • Avoir une excellente connaissance du contexte sécuritaire, environnemental, politique, économique et social des provinces des Uélés (RDC) ou Mbomou (RCA) et de bonnes connaissances dans les domaines de protection / sécurité;

  • Etre habitué à la tenue des outils de suivi – évaluation (fiches, plans et rapports) ;

  • Connaissance minimum des techniques de gestion du cycle de projet.

Autres critères

  • Une expérience démontrée de travail en équipe multidisciplinaire et multilingues ;

  • Une grande capacité d’organisation, de synthèse et de rédaction des rapports;

  • Un excellent niveau de langue parlée et écrite, en français, et une bonne pratique de l’anglais

  • La pratique usuelle des outils et logiciels informatiques de bureau et de communication électronique.

  • La capacité de voyager à l’intérieur des provinces des Uélés (RDC) ou préfectures de Mbomou (RCA).

  • Sens de la négociation et d’écoute. **

How to apply:

* Les candidats intéressés et qualifiés doivent soumettre leur candidature :

  • Par courrier électronique à :: drcinfo@invisiblechildren.com

  • Si pas d’accès à courrier électronique, en mains propres aux bureaux d’Invisible Children

  • Kinshasa : Immeuble Sofide derriere college boboto, Gombe

  • DUNGU : Avenue du commerce num 540, Quartier Ngilima, Territoire de Dungu

  • Ango : Cite congo, Base Invisible Children

  • Tous les candidats DOIVENT indiquer le numéro de l’avis de vacance pour laquelle ils soumettent leur demande d’emploi sur la ligne de l’objet dans leur courriel ou sur le haut de l’enveloppe scellée. ex. CRCA/ICDRC/PROG/012

  • Voici les éléments du dossier à soumettre :

  • Lettre de motivation adressée au Chef de Projet CRCA

  • CV

  • Copies des diplômes

  • Copies des attestations de services rendus

  • Copie de la carte d’électeur ou passeport

NB :

  • Ne soumettez pas les originaux de vos attestations avec la demande.

” LES CANDIDATURES FEMININES SONT VIVEMENT ENCOURAGEES »**

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Tunisia: Tunisian Civil Society Specialist

Organization: International Business & Technical Consultants, Inc.
Country: Tunisia
Closing date: 26 Oct 2018

International Business & Technical Consultants, Inc. (IBTCI), a U.S. based international development consulting company established in 1987, has worked in over one hundred countries and implemented over two hundred projects. IBTCI serves government agencies, private sector companies and several donor agencies. IBTCI specializes in Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) across many sectors including, but not limited to, conflict and crisis, democracy and governance, economic growth, education, environment, and global health.

Job Title: Tunisian Civil Society Specialist

Location: Tunisia

Reports To: Chief of Party

Classification: Short-Term Consultant

Overview: USAID/Tunisia has requested that IBTCI’s Monitoring and Evaluation for Tunisia and Libya (METAL) activity conduct a focused assessment of the democracy, human rights and government sector in Tunisia. USAID seeks to understand the progress of democratic consolidation in the seven years since the Tunisian revolution. The assessment will also include a particular focus on issues of corruption, regional disparities in Tunisia, and gender issues, particularly gender-based violence. Tunisian nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

Essential Duties/Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Assist with development of data collection tools and collection methods;
  • Oversee or conduct primary data collection, such as key informant interviews, as assigned;
  • Write relevant sections and review the final assessment report on democracy and governance in Tunisia, responding to USAID’s questions;
  • Participate in presentation of findings to USAID/Tunisia;
  • Provide support to the Assessment Team Leader as needed.

Desired Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • At least five years of experience in the democracy and governance sector with a focus on civil society programming in Tunisia;
  • An understanding of the political environment in Tunisia;
  • Demonstrated expert understanding of civil society issues and capacity building programming;
  • Experience in monitoring and evaluation, such as conducting assessments and knowledge of research methods including key informant interviews and focus group discussions.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Demonstrated expertise in democracy and governance programming with a focus on civil society.
  • Familiarity with USAID’s objectives, approaches and operations.
  • English language, interpersonal, and analytical skills.
  • French and Arabic language skills required.

Education: Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field required**.** Advanced degree strongly preferred.

Supervisory Responsibility: No supervisory responsibilities associated with this position.

Travel: Travel within Tunisia is required.

How to apply:

To apply, please visit IBTCI’s website.

No phone calls please. All candidates will be acknowledged, but only final candidates for particular activities will be contacted.

IBTCI is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, disabled veteran or Vietnam-era veteran, or any other classification protected by applicable anti-discrimination laws. We prohibit and do not tolerate any form of discrimination or harassment.

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Innovation Evaluation – Translators without Borders’ Words of Relief ‘Journey to Scale’

Organization: Translators without Borders
Closing date: 31 Oct 2018

Innovation Evaluation – Translators without Borders’ Words of Relief ‘Journey to Scale’

The mission of Translators without Borders is to provide people access to vital knowledge in their language through translation and interpreting, building language translation capacity at a local level, providing translation and simplification services that are culturally appropriate, accessible and open source, and raising awareness globally of language barriers.

Contract length: up to 20 working days
Contract type: Consultant
Location: Remote

Travel: One trip to Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh (maximum 10 days)

Click here to apply, presenting your CV and a cover letter containing your technical proposal outlining methodology and fees.

About Translators without Borders

Translators without Borders (TWB) envisions a world where knowledge knows no language barriers. The US-based non-profit provides people access to vital knowledge in their language by connecting non-profit organizations with a community of language professionals, building local language translation capacity, and raising awareness of language barriers. Originally founded in 1993 in France (as Traducteurs sans Frontières), TWB translates millions of words of life-saving and life-changing information every year.

Background

In 2013, TWB created the first-ever crisis relief translation service, Words of Relief, an initiative that intends to improve communications between crisis-affected communities and humanitarian responders before, during, and after a crisis, by eliminating the language barriers that can impede vital relief efforts. Words of Relief can deploy remotely, providing cloud-based language services for instance when access is difficult, or where appropriate offer direct support to humanitarian organizations on the ground. In both cases, action is complemented by advocacy to raise global awareness of language and communication issues in humanitarian response.

In January 2017, TWB began a two-year “Accelerating the Journey to Scale” grant through the Humanitarian Innovation Fund at ELHRA. Under this grant, TWB has worked to build the evidence, capacity, and systems to take its language support to humanitarian action to scale, while also developing the funding streams and partnerships to support that and encouraging wider adoption of good practices across the sector.

Under this grant, scale is defined as “building on demonstrated successes to ensure solutions reach their maximum potential, have the greatest possible impact, and lead to widespread change.” Importantly, the project has been designed to focus on the journey to scale specifically; scaling is not necessarily the outcome itself. In other words, this evaluation is not intended to answer the question of whether we are “at scale” but to help better understand how successful we’ve been at building the right capacity, infrastructure, and processes in order to scale.

Overview

We are looking for a highly qualified and creative consultant to evaluate the effectiveness and relevance of a global innovation to support humanitarian communication. We are looking for someone with a relevant background in partnerships, humanitarian programme implementation, and specifically communication with communities (CwC). This is not intended to be a cookie cutter project evaluation that relies on a structured log frame and rigid performance indicators. As ELHRA’s innovation guide explains, innovations are often not linear and clean. This evaluation will rely on the TWB Words of Relief theory of change to help guide the discussion and frame the methodology.

Objectives

To assess the success of the “journey to scale” initiative over the past two years.

The evaluation will draw primarily on TWB’s theory of change and on scaling objectives that have been developed throughout the course of the project. These objectives include:

  • Evidence building

  • Adoption, dissemination, and policy change

  • Sustainable funding

  • Capacity development

  • Systems development

The evaluation will also aim to assess the extent to which TWB has improved the effectiveness, reach and efficiency of humanitarian programming as the organisation has progressed on its journey to scale.

Timeframe:

20 working days between November 15 and January 31, 2018. NB: The exact dates may be subject to slight changes.

  • Inception phase – 3 days maximum:

  • Develop a research outline detailing the methodology and schedule for the evaluation, getting internal ethics approval if necessary.

  • Desk review of relevant project documentation, reports, and secondary data.

  • Data gathering phase:

  • Desk review of relevant project documentation, reports, and secondary data.

  • Conduct fieldwork at one of our in-country programs in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. (Maximum 10 days)

  • Conduct remote information gathering.

  • Report writing phase:

  • Prepare a draft evaluation report and share with TWB for comments and feedback.

  • Conduct debrief sessions with TWB staff and HIF, presenting key findings of the evaluation.

  • Submit a final evaluation to TWB, including all raw data and original field notes from in-depth interviews.

This is not a prescriptive evaluation. There is significant space for creativity and different ideas on the methodology or format of this evaluation. A final framework will be designed and approved at the inception phase.

Profile

The ideal consultant is an creative self-starter with a strong sense of initiative, an understanding of the humanitarian sector, experience implementing or evaluating humanitarian innovations, and a demonstrated ability to think outside the box.

Requirements

  • 7+ years in the humanitarian sector, with experience in monitoring and evaluation and innovation programming

  • Experience in social and/or private sector innovation a plus

  • Demonstrated understanding of communicating with communities or humanitarian innovation work, and awareness of the impact language can have on effective humanitarian action

  • Familiarity with the potential and constraints of using cloud-based platforms and digital technology in humanitarian response

  • Experience designing, leading and/or coordinating external evaluations

  • Excellent English writing, data analysis and presentation skills

  • Ability and arrangements to work remotely without significant support

  • Ability to travel to Bangladesh for up to 2 weeks

  • Master’s degree or higher

Core Values

Translators without Borders employees and volunteers are made of people who believe passionately about the value of this work and take personal responsibility for achieving the mission. Translators without Borders’ mission and organizational spirit embody the core values established in its strategic framework:

Excellence: As the leading voice for communicating humanitarian information in the right language, Translators without Borders is a leader in the translation industry and in the non-profit sector.

Integrity: Translators without Borders believes that every person, whether it is the people who we serve, our volunteers or our staff, has value, deserves respect and has inherent dignity.

Empowerment: Translators without Borders believes in using language to empower people around the world to control their own development and destiny.

Innovation: Translators without Borders recognizes and celebrates the power of innovation to address humanitarian and crisis issues around the world.

Sustainability: Translators without Borders recognizes that meeting our mission necessitates establishment and maintenance of a solid financial and organizational infrastructure.

Tolerance: Our staff and volunteers are highly knowledgeable and skilled; value each other, our partner and our recipients; create a supportive work environment; and, conduct themselves professionally at all times.

Translators without Borders is an equal-opportunity employer, committed to diversity and inclusion, and encourages qualified candidates of all genders and from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization.

How to apply:

To apply: https://twb.bamboohr.co.uk/jobs/view.php?id=40

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Pakistan: Quality Control Officers (QCOs), Sindh Reading Program, EGRA Endline Study, Performance Management Support Contract (PERFORM), Pakistan

Organization: Management Systems International
Country: Pakistan
Closing date: 10 Nov 2018

Quality Control Officers (QCOs), Sindh Reading Program, EGRA Endline Study, Performance Management Support Contract (PERFORM), Pakistan

Project Summary:

In May 2015, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) awarded a five-year contract to Management Systems International (MSI) to provide performance management support to USAID-sponsored development programs throughout Pakistan. The Performance Management Support Contract (PERFORM) serves as a centralized management support mechanism that provides services in (1) monitoring, (2) evaluation, (3) assessment, and (4) learning support. PERFORM provides data and information to help USAID/Pakistan project managers improve results through better implementation, design, and learning, enabling it to better target its programming and achieve its goals and objectives .

**** Only Pakistani citizens are eligible for this position. **

Position Summary:

USAID/Pakistan is funding the Sindh Reading Project (SRP), to improve early grade reading in public primary schools in Sindh. The 2018 endline study will provide evidence of progress made in student reading scores over the life of the program.

MSI is seeking Quality Control Officers (QCOs) to oversee and ensure the quality of the data collection for the 2018 endline Early Grade Reading Assessment (EGRA) for the SRP project in Sindh. Each QCO will be responsible for ensuring the standardized administration of the EGRA tools and survey instruments for each of their assigned data collection teams. The data collection will occur throughout 8 districts in Pakistan including Dadu, Jacobabad, Shahdadkot, Kashmore, Khairpur, Larkana, Sukkur, and Karachi. QCO assignments will be made based on geographical, language, and professional experience. The anticipated duration of this assignment is approximately 5-6 weeks starting in October 2018.

Prior to data collection, the QCO will prepare for the data collection activities and support training sessions. During data collection, the QCO will oversee the implementation of tools and management of activities by locally subcontracted enumerators and field supervisors. Additionally, the QCO will be responsible for ensuring the standardized administration of the EGRA tools and survey instruments in their assigned districts. This will include organizing and securing the assessment materials, tracking enumerators in the field, liaising with government officials and school personnel, and submitting the materials to MSI at the end of the assessment fieldwork. The QCO will also participate in debriefing sessions with MSI and subcontractor technical staff, and they will be responsible for providing and implementing recommendations for improvements in field data collection activities.

Responsibilities:

  • Participate in training sessions on standardized administration of EGRA tools and survey questionnaires.
  • If required, serve as a Master Trainer to lead trainings on standardized administration of EGRA tools and survey questionnaires for enumerators and field supervisors.
  • Oversee and help organize the field administration of the operational tools.
  • Ensure compliance with standardized procedures and protocols for the administration of the EGRA tool and the survey questionnaires.
  • Serve as the contacts and point persons for EGRAs technical staff during data collection.
  • Prepare regular report updates.
  • Participate in debriefing meetings.
  • Make recommendations on improving the assessment activities.

Qualifications:

  • A bachelors degree in the social sciences or a related field;
  • At least one year of experience in assessments, surveys or quality assurance studies;
  • Prior experience with EGRA required.
  • Experience managing or conducting national or provincial level testing of primary school students preferred.
  • Excellent oral and communication skills required;
  • Able to work effectively as part of a large team;
  • Able to work under tight deadlines and produce quality work;
  • Fluency in Urdu required, and Sindhi-language skills will also be required in some areas.

*Position will be filled on a rolling basis*

Candidates that have a real or potential conflict of interest will not be considered for this position. MSI will require a written statement to this effect before formal engagement on this position. Conflict of interest in this context includes, but is not limited to: close and/or family relations with the individuals that are related to the project, financial interest in the implementing organization(s) or grantees, current or previous experience with the project or the USAID requesting office, etc.

Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

MSI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer.

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Scope of Work (SoW) for the Data Analyst/ Report Writer for the Baseline Study (Consultancy)

Organization: Save the Children
Closing date: 29 Oct 2018

Scope of Work (SoW) for the Data Analyst/ Report Writer for the Baseline Study (Consultancy)**

Ungumi MaMu – Improving the sexual and reproductive health and rights for adolescent girls and boys in Mozambique

Background of the consultancy

The BL study has already been designed and the data collection would start tentatively from 15th November for two weeks. The local national firm in Mozambique is responsible for the data collection, accumulation, and the cleaning of the quantitative and the qualitative data sets.

Save the Children Canada requires the services of a data analyst/technical report writer for this baseline study for about 6-8 weeks from the first week of December 2018 to February 2019. The scope of work for the consultant has been mentioned below. The consultant will work remotely (home based).

Project Overview

Over the last decade, Mozambique has shown impressive economic growth but with 60% of the population living on less than US$2 a day and ranked 181 out of 188 countries on the 2016 Human Development Index (HDI), it is still among the poorest countries in the world. Mozambique also ranks 139 out of 159 countries on the Gender Inequality Index (GII) primarily as a result of high adolescent birth rates, high maternal mortality rates and low female participation in secondary schooling. In all, approximately 23% of the population are adolescents between the ages of 10 and 19. In Zambézia province, the onset of sexual activity is under the national average (15.5 years of age for females and 16.3 years for males, compared to 16.1 and 17.1 nationally), which is associated with low levels of education, poverty, and the cultural practice of child and early forced marriage (CEFM), especially in rural areas (DHS, 2011).

Within the country, Zambézia has some of the worst health outcomes while also having the third lowest budget for health per capita, resulting in a lack of quality health services and infrastructure. In Zambézia, the infant mortality rate is 95 per 1,000 live births compared to 64 nation-wide, the fertility rate is 6.8 compared to 5.9 nationally, and 41% of adolescent girls (15-19) already have a child or are pregnant (37.5% nationally). The province also has the lowest secondary school net attendance rate (11%) in the country (DHS 2011). The HIV prevalence among young women (15-24), is one of the highest in the country with 14.3% (9.8% national average), compared to 4.5% for boys (1.5% national) (IMASIDA, 2015).

In response to the significant SRHR needs of adolescent boys and girls in Zambézia, the Ungumi MaMu project is directly aligned with the Ministry of Health’s (MoH) priority to address these specific needs as outlined in the draft Integrated Adolescent and School Health Strategy and the Family Planning and Contraception Strategy 2010-2015 (2020), where adolescents and youth are identified as one of three target groups. The project will contribute to Goal 3 of the Sustainable Development Agenda 2030, ‘Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages’ as well as Goal 5, ‘Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls’ which includes ending CEFM and ensuring ASRHR are fulfilled. The project is also aligned with Global Affairs Canada (GAC) gender equality and feminist policy….

‘Please see the following link for the full RFP : Click Here

How to apply:

The proposal will be scored on both technical understanding of the ASRH projects and anticipated scope of work and financial (budget) aspects weighted at 70% and 30% respectively. Complete applications should be submitted electronically by October 29th 2018 to the following address with the subject line of: ‘Ungumi Baseline Study Application’ at the following email address: jobs@savethechildren.ca

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Bangladesh: Mid-term Evaluation Empower Youth for Work Consultacy

Organization: Oxfam Novib
Country: Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Netherlands, Pakistan
Closing date: 08 Nov 2018

Terms of Reference

Project title

Empower Youth for Work (EYW)

Geographical coverage

Indonesia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Ethiopia, global programme oversight

Duration & Grant size 5 years – July 2016 to June 2021

Number of partners 15

Mid-Term Evaluation Budget 80 000 Euro (incl. VAT)

Reference Group Global Project Manager

Program Lead Youth

Senior Grant Manager, Programme Oversight Team, Oxfam GB MEAL Lead EYW

Evaluation Manager: MEAL Lead EYW

Sponsor: EYW Steering Committee

  1. Background

Despite their growing numbers, many young women and men across the world do not have access to safe, decent opportunities for (self-)employment. In rural areas, the lack of economic opportunities drives youth into already overcrowded and stressed urban centres, threating the future viability of rural areas and food security. This trend is worsened further by the impact of climate change. Often, their involvement in broader decision-making and policy processes is limited, even when it concerns aspects directly affecting their own lives. The five-year Empower Youth for Work project aims to improve the economic and overall opportunities for young women and men in rural climate-affected areas of Bangladesh, Pakistan, Indonesia and Ethiopia. The 5-year project started in June 2016 and is funded by Ikea Foundation with a total grant size of 20.9 million Euro.

  1. Intervention logic

EYW’s Theory of Change applies a holistic approach to effectively drive young people’s economic and overall empowerment through 1) our work on agency, capacity & skills, 2) linking young people to existing and new economic opportunities including access to finance and 3) the creation of an enabling environment by influencing social norms and policies that facilitate young men and women’s economic and overall empowerment.

Our target group, young people aged 15-29, is actively involved in all phases of the project. They are co-creators and co-implementers. The project has a strong emphasis on addressing barriers faced by young women – our ambition is that they make up 70% of our overall target group – and on the mitigation of the effects of climate change and food security.

  1. Agency & Skills – Through youth groups and other meaningful networks, young people gain knowledge, skills and self-confidence, enabling them to take control of their own future. With local partners, and in partnership with the private sector and government bodies in charge of skills development or technical and vocation training (TVET), young women and men obtain soft, technical and entrepreneurial skills relevant for their context and local market needs.

  2. Economic opportunities – EYW actively creates economic opportunities through improved linkages with potential employers, targeted enterprise development programs and by facilitating access to finance for aspiring and existing entrepreneurs. In the case of Ethiopia this is done through a dedicated Loan Guarantee Fund in collaboration with Micro-Finance institutions.

  3. Enabling social environment – This supportive environment is created through community-based interventions as well as larger mass media actions and targeted influencing efforts. We address the obstacles faced by young people, with special attention for the situation of young women. Result areas include the more equal distribution of unpaid care work within the household, facilitation of access to sexual and reproductive health services and reduced risk of Gender-Based Violence within both the private and public sphere. Moreover, we also stimulate and encourage young people to get involved in decision-making processes. Our youth groups take a lead in calling on their local and national governments to implement youth-empowering policies.

To deliver on the above, Oxfam has a dedicated team in each country. While the structure differs, these teams are led by an EYW Project Lead/Coordinator. They also generally include MEAL, communications/influencing and finance officer positions, some of which are part-time functions.

The Program Management Unit (PMU) is based in The Hague and includes a Global Project Manager, Finance Specialist, Influencing & Communications Lead, a MEAL Lead and a Project Officer. The PMU is responsible for overall delivery and project coordination. Their role is to connect and reinforce each country project and drive programme learning and innovation, influencing and partnering with global peers and stakeholders, and ensuring effective programme management and accountability. Next to that, EYW draws on the expertise of a peer-to-peer learning Expert, Researcher and a pool of Technical Advisors based in The Hague and Oxford.

  1. Purpose of the External Mid-Term Evaluation

EYW is currently in its third year of implementation. The main aim of the Mid-Term Evaluation will be to systematically analyse EYW’s progress and achievements so far.

The findings will inform the further implementation of the project, allowing us to fine-tune and – where needed – redirect current strategies to maximally achieve our aspired impact. More broadly, it will also inform Oxfam’s and Ikea Foundation’s current and future work related to youth, employment and entrepreneurship.

To this aim, we expect the consultants to:

  1. Collect evidence about whether the project has been implemented as planned and the expected as well as unexpected outcomes achieved so far

  2. Assess the efficiency, effectiveness and sustainability of our current strategies in each country, from the point of view of different stakeholders, in particular young women and men.

  3. Critically review emerging evidence related to the achievement of EYW’s overall impact (project documents, mid-line survey results, ..) and collect further qualitative evidence to substantiate these findings

A range of studies, including a quantitative baseline study and multiple qualitative researches are available to inform the Mid-Term Evaluation. At current, Oxfam is conducting a large-scale midline survey to collect outcome and impact level data for project indicators. We expect the consultants to build on these existing data and critically assess them as part of the Mid-Term Evaluation.

Important aspects for consideration throughout the Mid-Term Evaluation:

  • Gender: EYW has a focus on young girls and women. Therefore, it is essential that the Mid-Term Evaluation includes a strong gender lens, taking into account the potentially different ways in which young women and men have been involved in and responded to the programme.

  • Climate: EYW is working in climate-affected areas. We would like to get a better insight in the extent to which our current work is actively mitigating and/or addressing effects of climate change and food security.

  • Innovation: EYW is piloting new, innovative models and uses Human-Centred Design and related methods. Through the Mid-Term Evaluation, and especially under b) above, we would like to learn more about the effectiveness and perceived added value of these approaches and the overall innovativeness of our work.

The primary users of the Mid-Term Evaluation report will be Ikea Foundation as the donor for this project, Oxfam Country offices and partners organisations and Oxfam staff based in The Hague and Oxford. The findings are also directly relevant for the youth groups and/or youth advisory bodies for EYW in each country. Their involvement in the country visits, both in the fine-tuning of Mid-Term Evaluation questions and in reflecting on findings, is essential.

Secondary users of the Mid-Term Evaluation results will be the members of Oxfam’s Youth and Active Citizens Working Group, a multi-affiliate learning community within Oxfam with the task of consolidating Oxfam’s existing experience and track record of working with and for youth. In addition, learning could be valuable for the other complex multi-country programs implemented by Oxfam on related themes.

  1. Specific objectives and key Mid-Term Evaluation questions

The specific objectives of the Mid-Term Evaluation are:

  1. Stimulate learning and reflection among country offices, partners and youth groups, including from what has or hasn’t worked so far, and serve as input for a dialogue on opportunities to strategically redirect our work in the coming years.

  2. Evaluate and validate the achievements reached under each outcome as presented in the EYW annual reports (and underlying documents like quarterly monitoring reports)

  3. Validate the Theory of Change of this project and its underlying assumptions.

  4. Develop concrete recommendations for the next years of programme implementation as well as the development of future projects on related topics and for multi-country programmes in general.

The following questions are to be answered for each country:

  • Effectiveness: What are the principal outcomes/contributions achieved by the project? Were there unexpected positive or negative results? Based on available evidence, have these outcomes generated sustainable employment for young women and men in rural areas? What changes are recommended to further increase effectiveness?

  • Relevance of approach for target group: Did the approach suit the priorities, expectations and needs of the diverse groups of young women and men and their communities? How does the approach compare to other or best practice in the region/country? Was it inclusive / accessible for harder-to-reach youth? Did we promote gender equality and social inclusion? Has youth been adequately involved and empowered through all stages of the process?

  • Efficiency: Which internal and external factors have influenced the overall achievements so far (positive or negative)? Where are potential opportunities to achieve (cost) efficiency gains? Were the risks adequately managed?

  • Sustainability: What actions are or need to be taken to ensure sustained benefits for young people beyond the project lifetime?

  • Partnerships: Are our current partnerships adequate to deliver on the outcomes and impact as described in the ToC?

  • Loan Guarantee Fund: For Ethiopia specifically, a Loan Guarantee Fund was set up. Are the mechanisms and conditions of this Fund adequate? Are there any undesired consequences or risks, and how can the project anticipate these moving forward?

    To allow for the specificities of each country context, these questions will be further fine-tuned, and the exact scope will be agreed upon with key country stakeholders: Country Project Leads, partner representatives, youth representatives and others. Each country may add a maximum of 2 more targeted questions. This should be done in agreement with the evaluators to ensure it is feasible to satisfactorily answer the questions within the scope of the current exercise.

    Moreover, the final report will also address the following programme-wide questions:

  • What are the principal outcomes/contributions for the programme as a whole? What trends emerge across countries? Are changes so far in line with the logic underlying the Theory of Change, ultimately realizing our final impact?

  • Does the global/multi-country layer of the programme fulfil its roles in terms of oversight and management as well as on influencing, MEAL and innovation? Does the Pool of Technical Advisors work well?

  • Which good practices exist and could be shared between countries?

  • Scope of the Mid-Term Evaluation and approach establishing the basic methodological requirements

The scope is Empower Youth for Work programme starting from the pre-inception phase until November 2018. Key documents are the full EWY proposal, approved inception report and detailed work plans per country, and any changes to the programme during its implementation (yearly work plans, quarterly and annual reports etc.). Other important documents are the external Review commissioned by Ikea Foundation during the inception phase, baseline reports and the findings from the upcoming midline survey. A full list of documents for the document Mid-Term Evaluation will be provided during the kick-off meeting.

The Mid-Term Evaluation includes visits to the four EYW countries: Indonesia, Bangladesh, Ethiopia and Pakistan. The number of stakeholders to be consulted in each country as well as the geographical focus of the Mid-Term Evaluation (selection of provinces) will be agreed upon after submission of the detailed methodology. We expect each country visit to last around 10 days each to allow for an initial meeting, travel to (at times remote) project sites and 1-day debrief and participatory discussion of findings.

The methodology proposed by the consultants should adhere to the following principles:

  • Stimulate reflection and learning among Oxfam staff, partners and youth throughout the Mid-Term Evaluation process.
  • The proposed approach should sufficiently consider the different ways in which young women and men have been involved in and responded to the programme.
  • The evaluators will gather information through different complimentary sources (this could for example be methodologies such as outcome harvesting, but also direct observation, key informant interviews and a critical review of the results from existing surveys …).
  • The methodology should include verification mechanisms to increase reliability of the documented outcomes (peer checks, solicitation of additional information from key sources)
  • At the end of the in-country visit, the consultant will present the preliminary findings from the document review, interviews, participatory workshops and any other data collection methods used to Oxfam country staff, selected partners and youth.
  • Team: Qualifications and skills needed, plan for organizing the Mid-Term Evaluation team We are looking for a team of max. 2 experienced lead evaluators, ideally able to work in parallel during the in-country visits. One of them is expected to take the overall lead and coordination and will serve as the point of contact towards Oxfam.

For each country, a national evaluator shall be recruited by the lead evaluators as part of the Mid-Term Evaluation team. This will be done after the kick-off meeting and signing of the contract. Oxfam Country Offices will provide a list of potential candidates, yet the recruitment itself will be organised by the contractor as part of the overall Mid-Term Evaluation assignment. The person should be familiar with the local context and culture and speak at least one of the national languages.

The lead consultants should have the following qualifications: • Demonstrated experience in conducting multi-country evaluations • Experience evaluating programmes in least two, and preferably all of the following domains: employment and job creation programmes, business development with SME’s or micro enterprises, youth empowerment.
• Demonstrated understanding of issues related to gender equality and social inclusion. • Experience with active engagement of target groups, especially youth (Highly desirable) • Experience with the work of Oxfam or other iNGO´s (Desirable) • Experience with or knowledge of climate change adaptation and mitigation measures (Desirable) • The recruited national evaluators need to have experience with the topic of employment and job creation as well as gender in the context of their country • Excellent communication, writing and presentation skills in English. For national counterparts: Knowledge of at least one of the relevant languages spoken in project regions.

How to apply:

To apply please check the Tender dossier and Invitation to tender documents available in the link below:

https://www.oxfamnovib.nl/oxfamnovib-tenders

Oxfam invites bids from companies or groups of individuals with the experience and skills referred to above. The selected consultants are expected to be available to start immediately after their selection.

The complete bids should be submitted by e-mail to tenders.EYW@oxfamnovib.nl

The deadline for submission is 8 of November 2018 at 23:59 CET.

Please address any requests for clarification to Liliane.Ligtvoet@oxfamnovib.nl. The deadline for request for clarifications from Oxfam is Tuesday 30th of October. The answers to all questions will be issued on Friday 2nd of November and will be shared upon request. For this, please contact Ms. Liliane Ligtvoet.

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Afghanistan: Gender and Human Rights Impact Evaluation(Re-announced)

Organization: Swedish Committee for Afghanistan
Country: Afghanistan
Closing date: 20 Oct 2018

Terms of Reference – Gender and Human Rights Impact Evaluation(Re-announced)

Introduction

Swedish Committee for Afghanistan (SCA) is an aid organization that has been working in Afghanistan since 1982. We carry out development projects in the areas of education, healthcare, rural development and rehabilitation of persons with disabilities. SCA has about 6,000 employees, 99 per cent of whom are Afghans. Our operations are especially directed to the most vulnerable groups in the society and are always carried out in close cooperation with the local communities. SCA is operating in fourteen of Afghanistan’s provinces through five regional management offices in Mazar Sharif, Taloqan, Wardak, Jalalabad and Ghazni and four liaison offices.

We mainly work in the poor rural areas of Afghanistan with a special focus on women, children, persons with disabilities and returnees. The work with human rights and gender issues is central to SCA and permeates the entire organization.

In Sweden, SCA has about 8,000 members and monthly sponsors, as well as an office in Stockholm with about 20 employees.

SCA is a politically and religiously independent aid organization that is mainly funded by thousands of individuals, SIDA, EC and the World Bank. The member-based organization was established in 1980.

We mainly work in the poor rural areas of Afghanistan with a special focus on women, children and persons with disabilities. The work with human rights and gender issues is central to SCA and permeates the entire organization.

SCA is operating in 14 provinces of Afghanistan through five regional management offices in Mazar Sharif, Taloqan, Wardak, Jalalabad and Ghazni and four liaison offices.

Human Rights and Gender Unit is the core unit of SCA with a mandate to promote and implement gender mainstreaming and rights based approach throughout all SCA programmes including its operational environment. The HRG Unit is entrusted with the task of creating structures, systems, tools and methods to incorporate gender concerns at the organizational and programmatic levels as well as perform functions related to oversight and backstopping.

Background Information and Rationale

Gender mainstreaming and promoting human rights has been identified by the Government of Afghanistan in the Interim Afghanistan National Development Strategy (I-ANDS) and the two new strategic documents National Priority Programme (NPPs) and Afghanistan’s National Peace and Development Framework (ANPDF). These documents are main strategies for achieving gender equality and promoting human rights in Afghanistan. Promotion and protection of human rights is a constitutional obligation of the Government of Afghanistan and the government to its full realization. There are systems in placed but unfortunately, growing threats of terrorism and violent extremism continue to challenge the very principles of freedom and human rights and gender equality in Afghanistan. The 10-year National Action Plan for the Women of Afghanistan (NAPWA) has been designated in the I-ANDS as the principal tool through which to support gender mainstreaming and human rights but is due to be “fully” implemented by the end of 2018.

However, despite continued security challenges, the development actors and Government of Afghanistan are determined to preserve the gains made over the past sixteen years. Various networks and forums on gender and human rights established at national and sub national level, gender, and human rights focused programmes designed and implemented by NGOs, INGOs and government ministries. As yet, no comprehensive assessment or evaluation carried out to identify effectiveness, challenges, document key achievements, and best practices on gender and human rights within these structures and programmes. At present, there is limited national ownership of the gender and human rights agenda or its documentation, which is largely driven by donor specifications.

We at SCA also lacking a comprehensive evaluation to assess impact of our programmes on gender equality and promotion of RBA principles. Therefore, SCA is planning to conduct an evaluation to assess the impact of its programmatic interventions on gender equality and human rights promotion which the scope of its own programmes in the covered geographical areas. Such evaluation will inform us of our strengthens and improvement areas and recommend ways to address the existing gaps in order to further the process of gender equality and human rights promotion.

Scope of the Assignment

Human Rights and Gender equality are at the heart of the SCA mandates as set out in the Strategic Plan 2014-2017 as well as the new strategy 2018-2021 and SCA Policies. The mandates recognize that the gender mainstreaming process is an integral part of the Rights Based Approach (RBA). This underpins the SCA’s robust understanding of the disadvantaged position that women and girls hold relative to men and boys in terms of education, health status, economic empowerment and decision-making powers in different spheres of their lives. The focus on gender mainstreaming, gender analysis and RBA as a tool to achieve these, has been articulated in SCA’s Strategic plans, mission statements, the SCA Policy document and its work plans. A rights based approach for SCA is a comprehensive and holistic development process that integrate all human rights norms, standards and principles to promote social justice and equality by empowering women, children, persons with disabilities, returnees and rural poor to demand their rightful entitlements, holding duty bearers accountable for their obligation, promoting equity and challenge discrimination by addressing root causes of vulnerabilities. Individuals are viewed as active agents entitled to determine their own fate and possessing capacities to be part of their own development. The specific principles pushed for within SCA programming in terms of RBA, have been participation, non-discrimination, accountability and transparency, determining what is done as well as influencing how things are done. For our target groups to have greater influence over their own development, changes are required in how power, resources and ideas are created and distributed. We recognize target groups and individuals as rights holders withfreedom and responsibility to claim and exercise their rights. The RBA encourages community members to become active agents of their own development and drivers of change. SCA’s principle role is that of a facilitator, helping the rights holders develop the will and ability to demand and claim rights, and to hold governments, social institutions, donors, the community and other duty-bearers to account.

SCA is mandated to achieve gender equality and RBA whereby both poor women and men will exercise equal rights, enjoy equal power, be equal decision-makers, and have access and control over resources and services equally. This means ensuring that both women and men are consulted, and their different needs and perspectives are considered at all stages of the programme cycle – design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation – to be sure that our programmes benefit women and men, boys and girls equally, do not harm or exclude women, and help to redress existing gender imbalances, harmful traditional gender practices, discriminations and any social economic issue which is considered a barrier for the equality and development of both women and boys , boys and girls.

SCA successfully completed the strategic period 2014-2017; we are now in our new strategic mission, which is for the period of 2018-2021. SCA would like conduct an impact evaluation on gender and RBA to assess how its target groups (women and men, boys and girls, persons with disabilities marginalized and other vulnerable groups) are influenced and empowered through its programmatic interventions in the strategic period 2014-2017. The evaluation will be focusing on the assessment of impact of SCA’s programmatic interventions on gender equality and integration of RBA principles in SCA geographical areas.

This evaluation will be focusing on a) Assessing an internal and SCA existing mechanisms, policies , strategies and structure, capacity, resourcing for facilitation human rights and gender equality b) External assessment to identify how SCA programme influenced gender equality and RBA integration in rural communities where SCA operates its programmes. The evaluation process will also be enriched by compiling and consolidation of e.g. good practices, programme specific case studies and success stories as well as improvement areas where SCA needs more investment, expertise and resources allocation.

It establishes a baseline, identifies gaps, challenges, and examples of good practices, and recommends way of addressing gaps as well as new and more effective strategies. The proposed evaluation would further supplement the Gender Situational Analysis and Harmful Traditional Gender Practice Studies and should be a strong value added exercise to crystallize further the issues into implementable SCA Strategic Plan. It also validate the usefulness of existing RBA integration plan, gender mainstreeting checklist specific to the programming context, and guide HRGU planning in 2019 and beyond .The findings and recommendations of the evaluation will help SCA to further improve and strengthen its programme interventions, internal mechanisms as well as well resource allocation efforts in order to actualize the concept of gender and RBA principles into its programme in a more practical manner. It also means examining our organisational practices and ensuring that they support gender equality. SCA therefore seeks to obtain the services of an individual consultant who can lead this exercise.

Objectives of the Assignment

The overall objective of this evaluation is to assess SCA’s programme impact on promotion of human rights and achieving gender equality.

The specific objectives of evaluation is:

  • To assess the strengths and weaknesses of SCA gender mainstreaming and RBA approaches in SCA operations; programmes and policies
  • To Assess where SCA stands in promoting gender equality and human rights and responding to gender and rights issues within the organization and at programme level
  • To explore existing gaps, constraints and opportunities related to gender mainstreaming and RBA integration
  • To provide a set of detailed, practicable recommendations for SCA to improve the planning and implementation of its future gender mainstreaming and RBA work.
  • To review existing gender dimensions and make recommendations for change based on findings
  • To suggest way of Improving current practices and propose forward‐looking strategies to further the process of gender equality and human rights promotion within SCA programmes and operation

Approach and Methodology

The Gender and Human Rights Impact Evaluation will be consultative and will deploy a mixture of qualitative and quantitative methods of data collection and analysis. The methodology will include; disk review, discussions (with SCA Staff and Partners, rights holder, duty bearers other NGOs and INGOs) Field visits, Focus group discussions, Interviews and meetings. The consultant will use questionnaires to collective quantitative data.

Prior to the evaluation (the evaluation questionnaire will be prepared by the consultant in advance). The entire interview exercise particularly FGDs will be participatory, and participants will be encouraged to participate actively.

The consultants will be responsible for the detailed design of the methodology, which will be developed in close cooperation with SCA.

The evaluation will be carried out in four SCA’s regional management offices including Mazar-e Sharif, Taloqan, Ghazni and Jalalabad.

Guiding Principles and Values

The consultant will make sure to get consent of every and each interviewees before collecting data or if she/he wants to record voices. SCA is working in rural areas with women and men, boys and girls. Taking into consideration, the context realties SCA usually assign women to work with women, girls’, and men with the men and boys. Thus, there is a need of both women and men data collectors in order facilitate data collection from both sexes.

SCA will chose not to collaborate with applicants that violates human rights, commit gender discrimination and harassment.

Management of Task

The Human Rights and Gender Unit (HRGU) of SCA will have the direct supervision role towards the consultant while Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (PMER) Unit of SCA will have the technical role and leading on technical aspects of the Evaluation methodologies, data collection, sample size and overall relevancy of the proposed methodologies with the scope and objectives of evaluation.

The role and responsibilities of SCA and consultant/s are described with details in bellow:

SCA’s Responsibilities

SCA will:

  • Provide the consultant/consultants with all relevant SCA organizational and programme documents, and provide assistance in accessing external documents providing contextual background if necessary
  • Help in providing information from the organizations for detailed desk study
  • Assist the consultant/team leader in arranging her/his travel to and from Afghanistan, covering the costs of international flights, visas and health and travel insurance. Provide accommodation, subsistence and transportation costs for the duration of the work carried out in Afghanistan
  • Arrangement of meetings, focus group discussion, interviews in Kabul management office and regional management offices,
  • Accompany consultant on field visits when required.

Consultant Responsibilities

  • Inception Report: Following the desk review and prior to beginning fieldwork, the evaluation team will produce an inception report. . PMER will coordinate the inception report with relevant units for their comments and approval by HRGU Manager. This report will detail a draft work plan with a summary of the primary information needs, the methodology to be used, and a work plan/schedule for field visits and major deadlines. With respect to methodology, the evaluation team will provide a description of how data will be collected and a sampling framework, data sources, and drafts of suggested data collection tools such as questionnaires and interview guides.

  • Field Visits: The Consultant Team will visit SCA four identified regional management offices and the relevant, SCA partners and the relevant duty bearers and conduct interviews/FGDs etc. using different tools to facilitate maximum participation of women and men, boys and girls as well as adhere to the contextual sensitivity around the issue.

  • Presentation of Findings: At the end of the fieldwork, the team will present preliminary findings to validate and prioritize learning at the programme level.

  • Draft Report: A draft report will be submitted by the consultant to PMER and HRGU. PMER will circulate it to other relevant programme heads. The feedback on the draft will be submitted to the consultant/Team within two weeks of receipt of the draft report.

  • Final Report : The final report should be submitted by the consultant within four days of receiving the input on the draft and should include an executive summary that summarizes the key lessons learned and should also include best practices case studies. PMER will share the SCA reporting template in which the consultant will developed the report.

Professional Qualifications

The assignment will be carried out by a team of national and international consultants preferably women and men who will be responsible for stated outcomes and deliverables. The lead consultants will have the following experience and skills:

· University degree, preferably advanced level, in gender and development, law or directly related social sciences;

· At least 7 – 10 years relevant and professional experience including extensive knowledge of and experience in research and evaluation, gender RBA assessments,

· Knowledge of national gender mainstreaming systems as well as socio-economical and geo-political drivers in Afghanistan will be highly desirable;

· Proven ability and experience in leading and facilitating assessments, evaluations and field interviews;

· Multidisciplinary skills and the ability to communicate effectively;

· Ability to work both independently and as part of a team;

· Sensitivity to regional political, gender and cultural balance in South Asia;

· A high standard of professionalism; and

· Fluency in English (written and spoken) with excellent drafting and communication skills. Ability to communicate in Dari/Pushto will be a plus.

Proposal Submissions

Proposals shall be addressed and submitted at evaluations@sca.org.af no later than 20th October 2018 at 12.00 (Local Time):

Please subject your email as Gender and Human Rights Impact Evaluation

Please be aware that tenderers may not be allowed to make any corrections or additions to the tender after the deadline for submission has passed. Although the tenderer may correct obvious misstatements or miscalculations. SCA may in certain cases ask that the tender is clarified even after the deadline of submission has passed if it may be done without risking special treatment. The tenderer has no right for compensation for the tender or cost associated with the tender process.

Documents and contents need to be submitted:

Interested consultants are required to submit the following:

  • Technical Proposal that include a description of the methodology to be applied, tentative work plan on how he/she plan to conduct the evaluation. CVs of consultants to be also annexed with the proposal
  • In addition, the consultant should add a summary on financial offer including:

  • The consultancy fee,

  • Travel costs to Afghanistan (if travelling from another country).

  • Proposed payment schedule, based on achievements and milestones

Accommodation and food for time in Afghanistan for the consultant will be arranged and paid for by SCA.

Deliverables and Timelines

For the purpose evaluation exercise, it is important that the consultant acknowledge that the following deliverables will be expected. The time frame envisaged is 36 working days starting from (20 August 30 September 2018).

Inception Report: The consultant will submit an inception report before starting the evaluation process. The inception report should cover the consultant’s understanding of the terms of reference, the methodology to be used for evaluation, proposed evaluation tools, a work plan/schedule coverage and criteria for field visits, target group analysis, reference document to be used and major deadlines. Following is a further breakdown of the work plan.

· Review of existing documents in SCA 4 days

· Development of evaluation tools 4 days

· Conducting evaluation exercise 16 day

· Compiled/documented of one good practice example selected from interviews, programme reviews and interviews 2 days

· Developing a draft report (including one year action plan) 5 days

· Incorporating SCA feedback 2 days

· Final report submission 3 days

Total 36 days

Pre-Report Finalization Debriefing Meeting (s): The consultant will present the findings to a panel (assigned by SCA) and receive the feedback within a week. The preliminary findings will be discussed to inform decision-making.

Draft Evaluation Report: The consultant will submit a draft report for discussions before the evaluation comes to an end (the format of the report will be provided by the SCA’s Monitoring and Evaluation Unit).

Final Report with Executive Summary: A well analyzed report depicting agreed points, recommendations and conclusion – the report will analyze findings of the evaluation and recommend ways to further strengthening mainstream gender and RBA integration (The template for the final report will be provided by the Monitoring and Evaluation Unit)

How to apply:

Proposal Submissions

Proposals shall be addressed and submitted at evaluations@sca.org.af no later than 20th October 2018 at 12.00 (Local Time):

Please subject your email as Gender and Human Rights Impact Evaluation

Please be aware that tenderers may not be allowed to make any corrections or additions to the tender after the deadline for submission has passed. Although the tenderer may correct obvious misstatements or miscalculations. SCA may in certain cases ask that the tender is clarified even after the deadline of submission has passed if it may be done without risking special treatment. The tenderer has no right for compensation for the tender or cost associated with the tender process.

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Indonesia: Evaluation Consultant – Indonesia

Organization: Seefar
Country: Indonesia
Closing date: 22 Oct 2018

Seefar is a social enterprise with a mission to work with vulnerable people to build a better future. We specialise in justice, migration and social inclusion. Our expertise is in strategic communications, counselling, consulting, monitoring and evaluation, and research. We work in East Asia, South Asia, the Middle East, East Africa, North Africa, the Sahel and Europe. For more information about us, please visit http://seefar.org/about-us.

Through the TKI Bijak project in Indonesia, Seefar is aiming to reduce supply of labor to recruiters who use exploitative practices, and to increase the demand for ethical recruiters in Indonesia. Our objectives are twofold. First, to empower first time female migrant domestic workers from Indonesia to seek better employment opportunities before they migrate. Second, to increase demand for ethical recruiters for the migrant domestic industry, and decrease demand for unethical recruiters. To achieve these objectives, TKI Bijak focuses on strategic communication efforts such as providing direct consultations, targeting about 6,000 future migrant domestic workers, through various offline events as well as an online campaign. The project also collaborated with recruitment agencies in the three districts of Cirebon, Cilacap and Subang.

This initiative started at the end of 2017 and as it is now coming to an end, we are searching for a short-term consultant (consultant team) who has extensive experience in project evaluation and based in Indonesia.

Job Description

Overall objective

The overall objective of the assignment is to conduct an end-of-project evaluation to assess achievement and effectiveness and to identify lessons and practical recommendations at strategy and operational levels for future interventions.

Specific objectives are:

  1. Effectiveness: To examine effectiveness of the design and implementation of the project;

  2. Accomplishment: To assess the achievement of the project at output and outcome levels and the impacts and benefits at the beneficiary level, capturing any unintended results;

  3. Relevance: To assess whether or not the project design and focus were appropriate for the target beneficiary needs;

  4. Learning & Recommendations: To capture learning and practical recommendations for Seefar and other stakeholders in the sector which can inform future strategic communications/campaign interventions targeted at reducing exploitation of female domestic migrant workers.

Evaluation stakeholders

The key stakeholders of this evaluation are:

  1. Beneficiaries

  2. Direct beneficiaries: Migrant workers (first-time and returning migrant workers and their family members)

  3. Recruitment agencies

  4. Project partners

  5. Local radio stations

  6. Local government

  7. Project and Seefar personnel and consultants

  8. Donor representatives

Key evaluation questions

The following are mandatory evaluation questions. The evaluator and evaluation team are encouraged to make suggestions or additions in their inception report.

  1. Was the project relevant to the identified needs of target beneficiaries and the context?

  2. How effective were the approach, strategies and tools used to implement the project in the given context?

  3. To what extent were the intended project objectives and outcomes achieved and how? If they weren’t achieved, why not? What were key challenges and factors that supported or inhibited achievement?

  4. To what extent has this project generated positive (or negative) changes:

  5. What effects did project interventions have on female migrant domestic workers? Did their perceptions or behavior change and how?

  6. What benefit/change did the project have on recruitment agencies?

  7. What are key recommendations for future campaigns/strategic communications interventions? What can be done to enhance the effectiveness of similar campaigns? What can be done to enhance influence on recruitment agencies? Are there any follow up interventions recommended?

  8. What are some of the key lessons and best practices that can be shared and replicated?

  9. What are recommendations for future interventions and issues? Are there any follow up interventions recommended?

Evaluation deliverables and timeline

The evaluator or evaluation team will be responsible for the quality and timely submission of the specific deliverables. All products should demonstrate the analysis process and be well written.

Inception report in English breaking down the key questions and specific objectives into a more detailed framework and work plan. The inception report should be based on an initial desk review of documents and should provide Seefar with the opportunity to verify a shared understanding of evaluation objectives and deliverables. The inception report will be discussed and agreed upon with Seefar. (5 days after commencing assignment)

Comprehensive draft report in English to inform Seefar of key findings, lessons and recommendations. Seefar will provide comments within one week after the reception of the draft report. (10 days after the approval of the inception report)

Final report, including a brief summary (max 5 pages) of the evaluation. The report should roughly include the following sections: a) Executive summary (1-2 pages), b) Introduction (1 page), c) Description of the evaluation methodology (1-3 pages), d) Analysis of key findings (6-10 pages), e) Lessons, recommendations and opportunities to provide guidance for future programming (3-4 pages), f) Conclusions and recommendations (2-4 pages); g) Appendices: people interviewed, documents reviewed, relevant supplemental information. As well as Data (transcripts, quantitative data and data collection tools) (10 days after receiving inputs from Seefar)

Management Arrangements

The evaluation is expected to commence on 1 November 2018 and be completed by 15 December 2018.

The evaluator or evaluation team will report to the Project Manager, and the Programme Manager as appropriate. Deliverables will be reviewed by the Project Manager, Programme Manager, Seefar’s M&E focal point, and any other relevant personnel.

No office space will be provided. The evaluator or evaluation team are expected to work remotely.

The project manager will provide support to arrange field visits, but all logistical arrangements and appointments will be handled by the evaluator or evaluation team. Regular coordination meetings will be scheduled with Seefar upon commencement of the assignment and following the submission of deliverables. These meetings may take place virtually.

The main working languages are Indonesian and English. The consultant is expected to deliver a final report that is in high-quality English. Should the evaluator or evaluation team require translation services, these costs should be incorporated into the budget proposal.

Budget

The evaluator or evaluation team will propose a budget which covers all evaluation activities including travel costs). Budget proposals should be made in USD.

An Excellent Candidate

The Evaluator or evaluation team should have the following expertise and qualifications:

  1. Extensive expertise, knowledge, and experience in monitoring and evaluating projects and programs in Indonesia;

  2. Knowledge and understanding of labour exploitation, migration and/or gender is favorable

  3. Ability to deliver English reports

  4. A Master’s degree with at least 5 years of relevant M&E experience, or a Bachelor’s degree with at least 8 years of relevant M&E experience

  5. Experience with various methods such as desk studies, surveys, interviews or focus groups. Local experience and knowledge are required

  6. Excellent communication skills

How to apply:

Interested, qualified and experienced candidates must submit an Expression of Interest on or before the 22nd October 2018 to savitri@seefar.org. The Expression of Interest should include:

  1. An introductory email or cover letter;

  2. Up-to-date CV(s) of evaluator or evaluation team members showcasing relevant experience;

  3. Technical offer detailing proposed methodology (max 5 pages);

  4. Financial offer detailing all expenses required;

  5. Professional references;

  6. Examples of similar work such as research and evaluation reports.

If you do not follow the instructions above, you will not be considered for short-listing.

We will screen applications within one week. Only shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview. Final remuneration is set through discussion in the recruitment process.

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Colombia: Peer Review, Debris Management, Environmental Engineering Consultancy

Organization: Miyamoto International
Country: Colombia
Closing date: 19 Oct 2018

Overview

The PREPARE II program in Colombia will support the Municipality of Pasto with development of a comprehensive methodology and tool to assess, score and select sites for temporary and final disposal of earthquake generated debris. Miyamoto will contract the consulting services of a Colombian engineering firm to lead this effort in Pasto over a seven-month period beginning in October 2018.

With support from Miyamoto’s PREPARE II program manager the consultant will review existing laws, policies, norms and operational guidelines related to debris management in Colombia, including Resolution 472 of the Ministry of the Environment (2017), municipal development and land use plans, and the municipal strategy for post-earthquake debris management, developed in 2017 with PREPARE support.

The consultant will then develop a methodology and a tool to assess disposal sites considering a range of technical and environmental criteria, including soil quality, distance to water source, geomorphology, distance to probable debris generation sites, suitability of access roads, population density and current and anticipated land uses near the assessed sites.

At the conclusion of month four of the contract the consultant will provide a preliminary report of data results and analysis, conclusions and recommendations for selecting debris disposal sites in and around Pasto Municipality.

To complement this process Miyamoto seeks an international engineering firm with expertise conducting environmental impact assessments to facilitate a peer review of the site sensitivity analysis and risk ranking approach proposed for Pasto. The peer review will consider the quality and breadth of existing data sources in Colombia as well as the consistency of current debris disposal guidelines with international norms and best practices. Miyamoto anticipates total level of effort for this work at 20 days over four months with an anticipated start date on/about November 1, 2018.

Activities

· Review existing laws, policies, norms and operational guidelines related to debris management in Colombia, including Resolution 472 of the Ministry of the Environment (2017), municipal development and land use plans, and the municipal strategy for post-earthquake debris management, developed in 2017 with PREPARE support.

· Review international best practices related to debris disposal site assessment and selection.

· Participate in periodic telephone discussions with Miyamoto technical team and local consultant to review progress in development of debris site assessment and selection methodology.

· Prepare for and facilitate remote teleconference workshop with Miyamoto technical team and local consultant to provide instruction on site sensitivity analysis and development of a risk ranking method/tool.

· Conduct detailed review of consultant’s preliminary report with findings and recommendations for debris disposal site selection

Deliverables

· Summary review with observations and recommendations of draft disposal site assessment and selection methodology developed by local consultant

· Remote teleconference workshop (2-3 hours) with Miyamoto technical staff and local consultant to provide instruction on site sensitivity analysis and development of a risk ranking method/tool

· Review and provide feedback on risk ranking method/tool developed following the workshops

· Summary review with observations and recommendations of consultant’s preliminary report on debris disposal site selection

Timeline and Proposed Level of Effort

· 20 days total level of effort spread proportionally over four-month timeline beginning on/about November 1, 2018.

Qualifications

· International firm specializing in environmental and geotechnical engineering

· Minimum 5 years of experience operating in earthquake-affected areas

· Experience conducting site sensitivity and risk ranking analysis for debris disposal

How to apply:

· Email technical and cost proposal (maximum 5 pages) by October 19, 2018 to procurement@miyamotointernational.com, and include “Peer Review on Debris Management” in the subject line.

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South Africa: Technical Director

Organization: Pact
Country: South Africa
Closing date: 30 Nov 2018

Pact Overview:

At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. A nonprofit international development organization founded in 1971, Pact works on the ground in nearly 40 countries to improve the lives of those who are challenged by poverty and marginalization. We serve these communities because we envision a world where everyone owns their future. To do this, we build systemic solutions in partnership with local organizations, businesses, and governments that create sustainable and resilient communities where those we serve are heard, capable, and vibrant.

Pact is a recognized global leader in international development. Our staff have a range of expertise in areas including public health, capacity development, governance and civil society, natural resource management, poverty, fragile states, monitoring and evaluation, small-scale and artisanal mining, microfinance and more. This expertise is combined in Pact’s unique integrated approach, which focuses on systemic changes needed to improve people’s lives.

Project Overview :

Pact is recruiting a Technical Director for an upcoming CDC-funded program, Combination Prevention Solutions to Reach Epidemic Control among High Risk, Priority Populations in High Burden Areas in the Republic of South Africa under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), due November 14th, 2018. The program seeks to improve the effectiveness and quality of HIV prevention programs and decrease the burden of HIV and TB among AGYW contributing to the prevention, care, support, treatment, and sustainability goals of the Partnership Framework Implementation Plan (PFIP). PEPFAR partners in collaboration will, on a large scale, support the South African Government’s goals to address HIV incidence among adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) to achieve an AIDS-free generation, with concentrated evidence-based efforts, rollout of oral Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), and assist with scale up efforts to reach AGYW.

Position Purpose:

The Technical Director will provide technical leadership to ensure high quality implementation of project activities. The Technical Director will have relevant experience, skills, and knowledge in multiple areas including program management and institutional capacity building; as well as experience in community-based HIV prevention, linkages to clinical care, and working with AGYW, as well as their male sexual partners. This position is contingent upon award.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for overall technical direction of the project and management of project activities, working closely with the Chief of Party, the M&E team and technical staff.
  • Develop strategies for improving quality of service delivery at facilities in target districts.
  • Responsible for strategic coordination and integration of technical teams on the ground for increased impact.
  • Support districts and their implementing partners to plan and coordinate the implementation of new health programs, including PrEP.
  • Supervise and lead technical team responsible for supporting prevention, care and treatment services. Supervision includes development of technical work plans, support of mentoring activities, and assuring quality of technical assistance to sites.
  • Coordinate drafts of project progress, semi-annual, and annual reports as well as document achievements, outcomes, lessons learned, and case studies.
  • Participate as a critical contributor to national and regional technical working groups for HIV prevention, care and treatment.
  • Other tasks as required to achieve the Program Objectives and Expected Results.

Basic Requirements:

  • MD, MPH or equivalent degrees and at least 7 years of experience in HIV prevention program management. Experience in management of programs of adherence to treatment and retention in in care and mobilizing testing and linking men is necessary.
  • Extensive experience supervising staff and demonstrated ability to motivate staff and build effective teams.
  • Experience developing and managing program activities, developing technical work plans, and monitoring and evaluation processes, as well as setting realistic priorities and timelines, and following through appropriately.
  • Experience working with AGYW, preferably in South Africa.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and English written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and flexibility to adapt to changing requirements.
  • Sensitivity to cultural differences and understanding of the political and social issues surrounding HIV/AIDS.
  • Experience working with USG donor agencies and other bilateral donors, especially CDC.

Pact is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors.

How to apply:

Please apply at http://pactworld.force.com/careers/VanaHCM__Job_Detail?Id=a33f1000000ZYDU

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Guatemala: Experto/a Local en Migración y Desarrollo

Organization: Acción contra el Hambre España
Country: Guatemala
Closing date: 19 Oct 2018

1. AREA/DEPARTMENTO Y OBJETIVO GENERAL

El puesto de Experto(a) Local en Migración y Desarrollo en Acción contra el Hambre Centroamérica tiene como objetivo fortalecer las capacidades de líderes y lideresas en comunidades rurales vulnerables del departamento de Huehuetenango a efecto de promover el empoderamiento y autogestión que impacte en el mejoramiento de sus condiciones de vida.

2.CONOCIMIENTOS Y EXPERIENCIA REQUERIDA:

Formación:

Titulación Universitaria en el grado de Licenciatura de Ciencias Sociales, Economía u otros relevantes para el puesto, como Agronomía.

Conocimientos técnicos específicos:

  • Experiencia en el ámbito de desarrollo comunitario: fortalecimiento de capacidades, liderazgo comunitario, participación ciudadana, diagnósticos y planificación para el desarrollo económico local, etc.
  • Intervención estratégica para la coordinación interinstitucional

Experiencia previa: Mínimo 4 años de experiencia laboral que impliquen el fortalecimiento a líderes y lideresas en comunidades rurales, elaboración de diagnósticos comunitarios y planificación en el ámbito del desarrollo socioeconómico y/o migraciones.

Coordinación Interinstitucional (Público, privada, ONGs y organizaciones comunitarias de base)

Experiencia laboral en el ámbito privado, público o de la cooperación internacional.

Experiencia de trabajo con contrapartes y/o socios (públicos-privados).

Conocimientos sobre el tema de desarrollo, migración y seguridad alimentaria.

Conocimientos generales requeridos: Trabajo con enfoque de género

Cocimiento del sector humanitario: Protección Humanitaria

Conocimiento de ACH: No necesario

Idiomas: Español y de preferencia dominio de idioma maya de la región

Ofimática y sistemas específicos: Dominio avanzado de Windows MS Office, imprescindible manejo avanzado de Excel

Movilidad (nacional/ internacional): Movilidad requerida a nivel local y eventualmente en otras bases a nivel nacional según sea requerido.

OBJETIVOS DEL PUESTO

Objetivo general:

Contribuir a la mejora de la seguridad alimentaria y al desarrollo socioeconómico de poblaciones vulnerables en el departamento de Huehuetenango en particular a aquellas relacionadas de una forma una otra con procesos migratorios.

Objetivos específicos:

  1. Fortalecer capacidades del liderazgo comunitario para monitorear la situación socioeconómica y ambiental en comunidades priorizadas de las que proceden la mayor cantidad de migrantes hacia EEUU, así como destino de migrantes deportados a efecto de determinar las causas que origina la migración por medio de la implementación de la metodología de Sitios Centinela Migratorios.
  2. Recolectar información contextual de comunidades a través de la realización de diagnósticos comunitarios, a efecto de fortalecer la información que se recolectará por medio de la implementación de la Metodología de Sitios Centinela (Diagnósticos a ser actualizados constantemente).
  3. Establecer contacto y establecimiento de colaboración con instituciones públicas, agencias internacionales y ONGs destacadas por su trabajo en el ámbito de desarrollo, migración y seguridad alimentaria en el departamento de Huehuetenango y departamentos vecinos, así como con Estados fronterizos de México.
  4. Participar en representación de Acción Contra el Hambre en redes, foros, seminarios, coloquios etc. sobre el debate del tema de desarrollo, migración y seguridad alimentaria en el Departamento de Huehuetenango.
  5. Coordinar acciones e involucra a personal técnico de las municipalidades en la implementación de metodologías, así como la asistencia y acompañamiento municipal a líderes y lideresas comunitarias que las iniciativas o proyectos que promueve Acción Contra el Hambre lo demanden.
  6. Analizar la información obtenida a través de la metodología de Sitios Centinela Migratorios a través de la realización de vaciado de información y el análisis de datos (tablas, gráficas) a efecto de analizar mensualmente las causas de la migración en las comunidades priorizadas como sitios piloto.
  7. Involucrar paulatinamente a personal de técnico de la municipalidad en el análisis de información obtenida a través de los instrumentos de la metodología de Sitios Centinela Migratorios a efecto de trasladar la responsabilidad a la autoridad local del sistema de monitoreo.
  8. Apoyar al Experto Senior y Coordinadora de Migraciones y Desarrollo y demás Coordinadoras (es) en el posicionamiento de Acción Contra el Hambre en el Territorio de Huehuetenango.

TAREAS ESPECÍFICAS DEL PUESTO

De forma específica, en el desempeño del puesto será necesario desarrollar las siguientes labores:

  1. Actividades en la implementación y seguimiento de Proyectos:

· Realiza un proceso de inducción en comunidades rurales a efecto de generar un clima de confianza para la implementación del Proyecto Capacity Building Migración financiado por la Unión Europea y otras iniciativas de Acción Contra el Hambre.

  • Realiza un proceso de capacitación y acompañamiento a líderes y lideresas comunitarias sobre la metodología de Sitios Centinela Migratorios y otros temas de acuerdo con plan de trabajo.
  • Realiza planificaciones e informes mensuales de actividades implementadas en el territorio y en particular del Proyecto UE Capacity Building Migración.
  • Optimiza el uso adecuado de recursos materiales y económicos asignados para la ejecución de actividades, así como la estrecha coordinación con ONGs socias de ACH con presencia en el territorio de Huehuetenango (GVC y Médicos del Mundo).

· Participa en espacios de diálogo y discusión sobre el tema migratorio, desarrollo y seguridad alimentaria (redes, mesas, foros, seminarios, conferencias, etc.)

· Informa inmediatamente a su superior cualquier situación que pueda obstaculizar el buen desarrollo de su trabajo, para la toma oportuna de correctivos y decisiones necesarias.

2. Actividades de representación:

  • En coordinación con el Experto Senior y la Coordinadora de Migraciones y Desarrollo, ejerce la representación de Acción contra el Hambre frente terceros en el ámbito migratorio a nivel del territorio de Huehuetenango.

· Promueve dinámicas institucionales con autoridades locales ligadas al proyecto UE Capacity Building Migración en estrecha coordinación con el Experto Senior.

· Participa en reuniones y foros técnicos regionales y/o departamentales relacionados con migraciones, desarrollo, seguridad alimentaria.

· Identifica y mantiene espacios que faciliten el intercambio de información y experiencias con otros actores relevantes en el ámbito migratorio y del desarrollo en territorio de Huehuetenango.

3. Actividades de gestión administrativa y logística:

· Realiza un control detallado de registro de participantes en talleres de capacitación, foros y/o cualquier evento que organiza Acción Contra el Hambre en la región verificando que dichos registros cuenten con: datos completos, firmas, sellos, fechas, logotipos, etc. Así como acompañar el registro de actividades con fotografías.

· Asegura el uso adecuado de recursos materiales y económicos en la realización de los talleres de capacitación, foros y/o cualquier evento que organiza Acción Contra el Hambre en la región.

· Realiza minutas de las actividades en las que participa (reuniones, redes, mesas, seminarios, foros, conferencias, etc.)

· Responde a las solicitudes técnicas, administrativas y de logística que le requiera el Experto Senior y/o la Coordinadora de Migraciones y Desarrollo.

4. Actividades de seguridad

· Da cumplimiento al Plan de seguridad de Acción Contra el Hambre.

5. Gestión de la información de proyectos:

  • Realiza Planificación Semanal de actividades que conlleven al cumplimiento de los resultados de los respectivos proyectos y entrega mensualmente reporte de las actividades realizadas.
  • Documenta debidamente el desarrollo de las actividades.
  • Garantiza la calidad de los documentos de soporte de las actividades y cumplir con los requerimientos técnicos (firmas, sellos, fechas, formatos, logotipos, fotos etc.), los que deben integrar las fuentes de verificación de proyectos.

6. Otras:

· Participa en respuestas de emergencia como personal de Acción Contra el Hambre ante desastres acaecidos en Guatemala.

· Ejecuta aquellas tareas inherentes al puesto que le sean solicitadas por el Experto Senior y la Coordinadora de Migraciones y Desarrollo, según contexto y necesidades.

How to apply:

Para aplicar ingresar a la página web: https://employ.acf-e.org/ y postular directamente en el link del puesto; hasta el 19 de Octubre de 2018, 12:00 Hrs

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Philippines: Call for Applications: External evaluation (mid-term evaluation) of Philippines Programme

Organization: Forum Civil Peace Service
Country: Philippines
Closing date: 24 Oct 2018

Please find the full application and further information about the forumZFD Philippines at forumZFD.de/en/jobs.

The task

After operating in the Philippines for ten years and preparing the proposal for its next funding cycle, forumZFD Philippines seeks to evaluate its work through three of its “flagship” projects. The projects in question are central to the work of the respective project offices and represent some of the key approaches the organization uses.

forumZFD intends to work with a team of two evaluators, ideally one from the Philippines and one international. Evaluators are welcome to apply either as individuals and as teams. In case individual applicants are selected, they will be given time to develop their workplan and methodology in consultation with forumZFD. The evaluators will gauge the impact and outcome of the projects in question, contribute to organizational learning, and formulate strategy recommendations, that will support the further development of the forumZFD program in the Philippines.

Timeline (tentative)

18 November 2018: Finalise contract with selected evaluators

23 November 2018: Finalise the evaluation plan

December 2018 – February 2019: Field research, 3-4 weeka within the indicated period (one week per project and travel between project sites)

April 2019: Submission of final report

Objectives of Evaluation

The evaluation of the three key projects of the forumZFD program aims to assess their effectiveness and efficiency, relevance to peace-building needs, and relevance to forumZFD’s set goals for the current planning period:

  • Impact: Progress towards the projects outcomes or impact.
  • Effectiveness: The reasons behind the achievement (or not) of outcomes (e.g. if a project is not achieving outcomes, whether the problem rests in the theory of change, or with difficulties in implementation [including the institutional context], and whether these are leading to unintended [positive or negative] consequences). Whether the outcomes are ultimately contributing to the realization of the program’s vision or whether our outcomes are contributing to the achievement of the TLS.
  • Relevance: The extent to which the intervention is suited to the priorities and needs of the people and communities it is intended to benefit, with specific reference to the experiences and opinions of women and other marginalized groups.
  • Efficiency: The degree to which the financial resources of the projects have been used economically and efficiently.
  • Sustainability: Conditions and choices for exiting, scaling up, handover or other types of transitions.

For the evaluation, the following the objectives have been formulated:
General objectives:

  • To gauge the impact, outreach, and outcome of forumZFD program.
  • To contribute to organizational- and team learning.
  • To formulate strategic recommendations for the forumZFD Philippines program.

In particular:

  • Internal Alignment: Review the individual projects in light of forumZFD’s Philippines program as a whole.
  • Assumptions: Examine the validity of underlying assumptions in the project designs.
  • Beneficiaries: Give insight on the change of identified beneficiaries of the projects.
  • Project learnings: Determine the challenges, lessons learned and best practices of the projects.
  • The end result: Render a full evaluation of project outputs, outcomes and effectiveness.
  • Sustainability: Provide recommendations for sustainability and needed follow-up in next phases of the projects.

Methodology

The evaluators will propose their exact methodology, which will be finalized upon consultation with forumZFD. It will have to be appropriate to the objectives laid out earlier, while the final evaluation will need to be compatible with the OECD-DAC criteria. The evaluators are expected to use interactive and systemic methodologies as much as possible. The evaluation approach should be inclusive of all stakeholders, participatory, culturally- and gender-sensitive.

Among others, the following methodologies can be considered:

  • Collecting secondary data and provided analysis thereof;
  • Conduct individual interviews (structured/semi-structured) with key informants, partners, beneficiaries;
  • Collective data analysis-and data collection methods, e.g. world café, workshops with relevant stakeholders (project partners, former forumZFD staff, teachers and students), and focus group discussions;
  • Surveys;
  • Appreciative inquiry;
  • Validation meeting with relevant stakeholders at the end of the field research phase.

Expectations

The following is expected from the evaluators:

  • Provide an evaluation proposal together with the application that contains the the following methodological topics as a minimum:
  • the evaluator’s understanding of the evaluation questions, fine-tuned objectives of the evaluation;
  • description of the phases related to the evaluation methodology proposed and rough timeline;
  • instruments to be used for data collection;
  • different types of data analysis that will be carried out;
  • Produce the draft report as agreed upon with forumZFD.
  • Arrange interviews and workshops with relevant stakeholders, with the assistance of forumZFD Philippines.
  • Regularly consult and update forumZFD about the process of the evaluation.
  • Produce an evaluation report, covering the agreed upon objectives, with the set deadline.
  • To make, as appropriate, recommendations to forumZFD on various aspects of its programming in light of the findings of the evaluation, including but not limited to program structure and project foci.

forumZFD will provide the following:

  • Evaluation management (Venus Betita & Balazs Kovacs).
  • Provide input for the initial evaluation proposal.
  • Give access to relevant project documentation.
  • Supply the contact details of stakeholders to be contacted for the evaluation.
  • Support the organization of validation meetings.
  • Reimbursements, upon receipt and prior approval, of travel costs in the framework of the evaluation, on the basis of the Federal Travel Costs Law of the German government (Bundesreisekostengesetz).
  • Provide input and feedback during the execution phase of the evaluation.

Remuneration

Applicants are requested to submit a detailed budget.

How to apply:

Please send your applications by 24 October 2018 to Ms Venus Betita (betita@forumzfd.de).

Interested candidates are requested to send in the following documents:

  • motivation letter;
  • resume;
  • 2-3 page document describing your approach to this assignment, suggested methodology and indicating your requested remuneration (evaluation proposal);
  • 3 relevant samples of previous assignments, including contact details of the clients.

For clarifications on the task and the process applicants are welcome to contact the PM&E Coordinator of forumZFD Philippines, Ms Venus Betita (betita@forumzfd.de).

We are looking forward to your application!

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Lebanon: DMEL Manager – Lebanon

Organization: Ark
Country: Lebanon
Closing date: 26 Oct 2018

ARK Group DMCC is a stabilisation, development and conflict transformation consultancy that provides research-informed analysis and policy recommendations, as well as evidence-based interventions, in conflict-affected areas from the Palestinian camps of Lebanon and Yemen to Iraq and Syria on behalf of public and private sector clients. Working with and through local communities, we seek to understand and then mitigate the negative effects of conflict and instability to enhance community safety and promote human security, development and economic opportunity.

For the past five years ARK has been at the forefront of the regional response to the Syrian conflict. Working for governmental donors, ARK has supported conflict-affected communities on the ground. Programmes have included sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) responses and launching the programme of life-saving support to Syria’s Civil Defence teams. We have a highly dynamic, capable, multinational team with offices in Dubai, Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, London and Washington DC.

ARK seeks an experienced and dynamic Design, Monitoring and Evaluation (DME) Manager to lead project M&E across ARK’s portfolio of programming in Lebanon.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Lead Lebanon Country Team implementation team in the development and implementation of innovative monitoring and evaluation of ARK work.
  • Lead project design activities including the development of project theories of change and strategic frameworks (Logical Frameworks) and associated indicators and targets.
  • Develop M&E plans and tools, implement, and train others in their use.
  • Assure high quality and reliable data collection, both by conducting and commissioning primary research.
  • Monitor project activities, outputs and progress towards anticipated results and regularly brief Country Manager and Project Managers, including identification of areas where work is underperforming.
  • Work with data platforms, databases and select technologies to capture and organise data.
  • Determine and deploy quantitative and qualitative data analysis procedures.
  • Develop, in coordination with other team members monthly, quarterly and annual reports depending on project requirements.
  • Disseminate evaluation findings and project results to donors and other stakeholders as agreed with ARK management
  • Conduct programme analysis or special studies as requested
  • Contribute to institutional learning processes
  • Manage project DME staff, ensuring timely delivery of key tasks and professional development**REQUIREMENTS**

  • Five years progressively responsible M&E experience in a development/stabilisation setting

  • Proven successful performance in complex/conflict settings

  • Demonstrated experience managing/developing M&E systems for major donors

  • Advanced degree in relevant field

  • Demonstrated knowledge of research methods and proven analytical skills

  • Strong commitment to values of data-based decision making, transparency, methodological rigor and programme learning

  • Fluent Arabic and English language skills

How to apply:

Interested applicants may apply on our company website: https://ark-group-dmcc.workable.com/jobs/836703

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Evaluation of the MSF Sweden Innovation Unit

Organization: Médecins Sans Frontières
Closing date: 18 Oct 2018

The Vienna Evaluation Unit (VEU) of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and MSF Sweden Innovation Unit (SIU)will conduct the following evaluation:

Evaluation of the MSF Sweden Innovation Unit

MSF is looking for an experienced evaluator with the following essential expertise and skills:

Qualifications Essential:

  • A minimum of Master level degree in a related field and/or a significant expertise in humanitarian innovation.

Experience Essential:

  • A minimum of 8 years of professional experience working in humanitarian field and excellent understanding of the innovation sector;

  • Proven evaluation competencies and report writing skills. Ability to generate comprehensive, well-structured and clear evaluation reports. Example of last reports may be requested;

  • Knowledge and experience of non-profit management and operational experience in managing humanitarian interventions is an added value;

  • Proven experiences and ability to collect and analyze data (quantitative and qualitative).

Desirable:

  • Experience working in management of technical innovation projects;

  • Experience in working with MSF.

Competencies Essential:

  • Strong understanding of Humanitarian Innovation;

  • Outstanding analytical skills to synthesize complex and diverse information;

  • Excellent English language skills, both written and oral;

  • Excellent communication and peoples’ skills;

  • Ability to work under pressure and remain consolidated.;

  • Good presentation skills.

MSF expects from the evaluator the following core competencies:

  • Integrity: to work honestly, openly, impartiality and in accordance with the values of MSF

  • Professionalism: To work in a competent, committed and calm manner

  • Accountability: To be accountable and responsible for achieving results and meeting

    performance standards.

  • Planning and organization: To plan, organize and manage work effectively and efficiently.

  • Communication: to communicate effectively and to build trust.

  • Team orientation: to cooperate at various levels.

Note:

Detailed information regarding the structure, work and goals of this evaluation project are provided with the Terms of Reference (ToR) attached to this call for applications. The ToR will also be provided to you upon your request: veuapplication@vienna.msf.org , subject line: Swedish Innovation Unit

The evaluation process is scheduled to start on 1 November 2018. The evaluation process is foreseen to last 25 working days. The evaluator will be paid in accordance with MSF´s remuneration rules for consultants.

How to apply:

If you are interested in this assignment, please send us your significant documents, including

  • Letter of motivation which besides your motives for this application presents the following:

  • A definition of Humanitarian Innovation as you understand it; provide one example.

  • Give an example of two challenges in evaluating humanitarian innovation and how to address them.

  • Note: 350 words for these two tasks suffice.

  • Precise information on your availability and an indication of your fee requirements

  • Up-to-date CV, including proof of at least one evaluation of similar nature

All applications must be sent to: veuapplication@vienna.msf.org “**subject line: S**wedish Innovation Unit”. Your application and all supporting documents must reach VEU no later than Thursday, 18 October 2018, cob**. Please be prepared for interviews taking place from 23 October onwards.

Please note: correspondence will take place in the first instance with those candidates shortlisted.

Please feel free to share this call for applications with anyone else who might be interested in this opportunity.

The Vienna Evaluation Unit looks forward to receiving your application.

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Colombia: Asistente de Monitoreo y Evaluación

Organization: Save the Children
Country: Colombia
Closing date: 12 Oct 2018

TITULO DEL PUESTO: Asistente de Monitoreo y Evaluación

EQUIPO/PROGRAMA: Emergencia Crisis de Venezuela

UBICACION: Arauca, Colombia

GRADO: Asistente

Tipo de Contrato: Laboral a término fijo

PROTECCION INFANTIL:

Nivel 2 – El titular del puesto tendrá acceso a los datos personales de niños y niñas como parte de su trabajo; por esta razón será un requisito la verificación policial.

PERFIL DE LA ORGANIZACIÓN:

Save the Children es la organización líder en defensa de los derechos de la infancia en todo el mundo. Trabajamos en más de 120 países salvando vidas, proporcionando seguridad y protección a los niños y niñas y defendiendo sus derechos.

Trabajamos en conjunto con nuestros socios, para impulsar avances en la forma en que el mundo trata a los niños y niñas, con el fin de generar cambios inmediatos y duraderos en sus vidas.

Save the Children está presente en Colombia desde hace más de 25 años; centra sus esfuerzos en defender los derechos de la niñez, su programa desarrolla diversas acciones en los temas de educación, protección, políticas públicas para la niñez, seguridad alimentaria y medios de vida. Estas acciones también las desarrolla durante las emergencias, implementando medidas de protección a la niñez por desastres naturales o situaciones derivadas de los conflictos. Se esfuerza en construir o fortalecer la capacidad de las comunidades en la prevención, preparación de emergencias, gestión del riesgo, especialmente en los espacios donde viven o se concentran los niños y niñas como centros de desarrollo infantil, escuelas y espacios comunitarios amigables para la niñez. Participa en escenarios de coordinación nacional de la atención en emergencias, para así garantizar el enfoque de la niñez en estas situaciones.

OBJETIVO DEL PUESTO:

Contribuir al logro de la excelencia de las operaciones desarrolladas en la respuesta a la emergencia de la crisis de Venezuela, a partir del ejercicio de liderazgo que permita optimizar el monitoreo, seguimiento y evaluación.

ALCANCE DEL PUESTO:

Reporta a: Oficial de Monitoreo y Evaluación en Arauca

Personal que reporta directamente a este puesto: N.A

Directo: Ninguno

Indirecto: Ninguno

Responsabilidades de presupuesto: Ninguna

Dimensiones: Sostiene comunicación con personal de programas y provee información al personal implementando la respuesta.

AREAS CLAVES DE RESPONSABILIDAD:

-Asistencia técnica en gestión de información cualitativa y cuantitativa producto de la implementación de un proyecto humanitario

-Gestión de las bases de datos del proyecto según los resultados, metas, indicadores, y prioridades dentro de los procesos de implementación, monitoreo y evaluación del proyecto.

-Organizar información de los proyectos, formatos, informes, etc. según requerimientos

-Registrar y apoyar el análisis de información, datos, variables e indicadores del proyecto

-Generar y actualizar matrices de planes de monitoreo y evaluación y planes de implementación del proyecto de manera permanente

-Apoyar el diseño de plantillas, tabular y analizar información de tipo cuantitativo apoyados por programas como Excel

-Apoyar la búsqueda de información asociada a los indicadores del proyecto en las fuentes oficiales

-Participar en la producción de SITREP semanales para el proyecto

-Apoyar las labores que en el marco de monitoreo, evaluación, rendición de cuentas y aprendizaje sean requeridas para el proyecto

-Demás tareas propias de su quehacer y que le sean asignadas por la organización.

CONDICIONES

-Debido al mandato de La Fundación Save the Children Colombia, el oficial de seguridad, en caso de una situación de emergencia, se espera que el/la colaboradora(a) tenga flexibilidad para adecuarse a las tareas adicionales que deba atender en su puesto, asumiendo horarios y tareas de acuerdo a los requerimientos que la Fundación Save the Children Colombia defina.

HABILIDADES Y CONDUCTAS (nuestros valores en práctica):

Rendición de cuentas:

-Capacidad gestionar eficientemente los recursos, de acuerdo con los valores de Save the Children.

Exigencia:

Presenta resultados medibles de alta calidad

Visión / orientación de futuro

Colaboración:

Accesible, buen escucha, fácil de hablar, construye y mantiene relaciones efectivas con los colegas, los miembros, asociados externos y simpatizantes.

Apertura para trabajar con diversidad de cultura, valores y diferentes perspectivas de personas.

Creatividad:

-Desarrolla y fomenta soluciones nuevas e innovadoras.

Integridad:

-Honesto, fomenta la apertura y la transparencia. Construye y genera confianza.

REQUISITOS

Se requiere un profesional del área de estadística, ingeniería, áreas sociales u otras relacionadas

EXPERIENCIA Y CUALIDADES

-Mínimo dos años de experiencia en levantamiento de información, análisis y proyección de información cualitativa de proyectos, diseño y seguimiento de indicadores.

— Experiencia en el conocimiento en paquete ofimático (especialmente Excel, Access y spss)

— Experiencia en manejo de base de datos y reporte de información. — Experiencia en reporte de información cuantitativa y cualitativa (graficas, tablas y otras herramientas) -Deseable experiencia en proyectos humanitarios

-Habilidades para analizar y sintetizar información

-Conocimiento y manejo de fuentes de información para realizar y/o actualizar análisis de contextos territoriales y medición de indicadores

-Buenas habilidades de redacción de textos

-Buen nivel de organización y priorización de acciones

-Alta capacidad para trabajar en equipo.

-Deseable nivel intermedio de inglés (lectura y escritura)

-Alto nivel de compromiso con valores de Save the Children

Igualdad de Oportunidades

El titular del puesto debe realizar sus tareas considerando y respetando la Política de Diversidad e Igualdad de Oportunidades de Save the Children

Salud y Seguridad

El titular del puesto debe realizar sus tareas considerando y respetando la Políticas de Salud y Seguridad.

NOTA: Con la presentación para participar en la presente convocatoria se autoriza a Save the Children a comprobar la información personal suministrada, así como a hacer uso de los datos personales para efecto de comprobación en bases de datos públicas y privadas relacionadas con nuestras políticas anti fraude, lavado de activos y financiación del terrorismo. Los datos utilizados serán los indicados en la cedula de ciudadanía entregada.

NOTA 2: En todo caso, la solución a la prueba técnica será un criterio de evaluación y selección del personal, por lo que solo se usará el contenido para los efectos del proceso de selección y se respetará la propiedad intelectual del mismo, no genera en ningún caso remuneración alguna

Se recibirán hojas de vida hasta el 12 de Octubre de 2018 y podrán aplicar mediante el link de computrabajo:https://www.computrabajo.com.co/ofertas-de-trabajo/oferta-de-trabajo-de-asistente-de-monitoreo-y-evaluacion-arauca–en-arauca-5529672C442C8A02

Las propuestas presentadas una vez cumplida y pasada la hora fijada para el efecto, o radicadas en dependencia distinta a la enunciada en este documento, NO SERÁN RECIBIDAS ni tenidas en cuenta por el comité de selección, de lo cual se dejará constancia.

How to apply:

https://www.computrabajo.com.co/ofertas-de-trabajo/oferta-de-trabajo-de-asistente-de-monitoreo-y-evaluacion-arauca–en-arauca-5529672C442C8A02

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Cambodia: Local Translators (Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Vietnam), USAID Stakeholder Consultations

Organization: Social Impact
Country: Cambodia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic (the), Myanmar, Thailand, Viet Nam
Closing date: 31 Dec 2018

Local Translators, Lower Mekong Countries (Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, and Vietnam), USAID Stakeholder Consultations

Social Impact (SI) is a global development management consulting firm. We provide monitoring, evaluation, strategic planning, and capacity building services to advance development effectiveness. We work across all development sectors including democracy and governance, health and education, the environment, and economic growth. Since 1997 we have worked in over 100 countries for clients such as US government agencies, bilateral donors, multilateral development banks, foundations, and nonprofits.

Objective:

The purpose of this task is to organize and implement stakeholder consultations in up to five Lower Mekong countries to inform USAID on the issues, key players, their interests, influence, and their decision-making related to higher education and workforce development sectors in the region. Each consultation will take one-full day.

Position Description:

SI is seeking short-term local Translators to support the consultations. S/he will report to the Event Facilitator, and will assist in translation in the respective language throughout the duration of the event.

Responsibilities:

Interpret and translate conversations, interviews, documents, and other materials as needed for the event.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • At least two years of experience interpreting/translating for international donor programs, preferably in the subject matter area being addressed
  • Fluency in Lao, Khmer, Burmese, or Vietnamese required
  • Fluency in English required

To learn more about Social Impact, please visit our website: http://www.socialimpact.com

SI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Only selected candidates will be contacted for an interview. Please, no phone calls.

How to apply:

Please APPLY HERE.

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Chad: Recrutement d’un(e) consultant(e) pour l’évaluation à mi-parcours d’un projet de résilience (sécurité alimentaire) au Tchad

Organization: Secours Islamique France
Country: Chad
Closing date: 15 Oct 2018

Evaluation à mi-parcours du projet ” Renforcement de la résilience et amélioration de la sécurité alimentaire des déplacés et populations hôtes dans les Monts de Lam, Tchad »

I. CONTEXTE ET JUSTIFICATION

Le Secours Islamique France

Fondé en 1991, le Secours Islamique France (SIF) est une ONG de solidarité internationale agissant dans les domaines de l’assistance humanitaire et de l’aide au développement, en France et dans le monde. Nous intervenons là où les besoins humanitaires et sociaux l’exigent par la mobilisation de secours d’urgence, la mise en place de programmes de développement et d’actions de plaidoyer. A l’international, le SIF intervient sur trois thématiques principales : l’eau et l’assainissement, la sécurité alimentaire et l’enfance. En France, nous agissons dans les domaines de la lutte contre la précarité et l’exclusion.

Le SIF c’est 25 ans d’actions sur le terrain, guidées par les valeurs de l’islam, de solidarité et de respect de la dignité humaine, et par les principes humanitaires de neutralité, d’indépendance et d’impartialité. Chacun de ces principes garantit aux populations une aide, dans le respect de la diversité culturelle, religieuse, sociale.

Le SIF c’est 16 missions opérationnelles en France, en Asie du Sud-Est, au Moyen-Orient, en Afrique et en Haïti, plus de 350 salariés dans le monde, 600 bénévoles investis, plus de 20 millions d’euros de projets pour à venir en aide aux plus démunis chaque année.

Le SIF est connu et reconnu par ses pairs et travaille en collaboration avec des plates formes associatives françaises et internationales et des partenariats institutionnels et opérationnels comme le Ministère des Affaires Etrangères Français, l’Unicef, etc. Le SIF est agréé par le Comité de la Charte du Don en Confiance depuis 2011 et fait contrôler et certifier ses comptes.

Contexte du projet

Depuis plusieurs années, le Tchad est touché par une crise sécuritaire, politique, alimentaire et humanitaire sans précédent. Selon le bureau pour la coordination des Affaires Humanitaires coordination des Nations Unies – OCHA, quatre crises majeures affectent directement 3,9 millions de personnes au Tchad en 2018. Plus de la moitié d’entre elles, soit 2,3 millions de personnes dont 51% de femmes ont besoin d’une assistance humanitaire dans plusieurs secteurs. Plus de 3,4 millions de personnes sont affectées par l’insécurité alimentaire et la malnutrition, dont 663 000 en insécurité alimentaire sévère. Les mouvements de population, les épidémies et les catastrophes naturelles sont interconnectées et affectent souvent les mêmes populations de façon combinée, contribuant à exacerber les besoins humanitaires. Ces facteurs amplifient les vulnérabilités existantes dans un contexte de pauvreté et de sous- développement.

Près de 650 000 personnes sont directement affectées par les mouvements de population incluant les réfugiés, retournés et personnes déplacés internes (PDI) dont 55% de femmes et 60% d’enfants de moins de 18 ans. Ces mouvements de population sont liés aux conflits dans les pays voisins – Soudan, République Centrafricaine (RCA), Nigéria – et aux opérations militaires au Tchad dans la région du Lac. Les personnes déplacées vivent dans des camps, sites ou parmi des communautés hôtes qui sont estimées à 638 000 personnes ayant également besoin d’une assistance humanitaire.

Au Tchad depuis 2008, le Secours Islamique France mène actuellement des actions en Eau-Hygiène-Assainissement et en Sécurité Alimentaire dans le Sud du pays. Afin de sortir de l’assistance alimentaire qui dure depuis 2014 et ne permet pas aux populations d’êtres autonomes, le SIF a initié en 2017 un projet de ” Renforcement de la résilience et amélioration de la sécurité alimentaire des déplacés et populations hôtes dans les Monts de Lam », qui a pour objectif de renforcer la sécurité alimentaire des ménages vulnérables déplacés ou hôtes dans le département des Monts de Lam par la restauration des moyens d’existence. Il est mis en œuvre par le SIF et cofinancé par le SIF et le Centre de Crise et de Soutien du Ministère des Affaires Etrangères Français.

Le projet se propose d’améliorer la sécurité alimentaire et d’accroître la résilience des ménages vulnérables de déplacés et des communautés d’accueil à travers le renforcement des moyens d’existence et l’amélioration de l’accès aux ressources alimentaires par leur production propre.

Au total, 550 ménages retournés et populations hôtes bénéficient du projet qui est réparti sur 10 villages des Monts de Lam, situés autour des sites de retournés de la RCA de Baibokoum, Mbitoye et Bessao ont été ciblés. Les activités proposées par le projet sont réparties en deux packs afin de prendre en compte les ménages très vulnérables d’une part (250 ménages bénéficiaires), et ceux qui sont capables de cultiver d’autre part (300 ménages bénéficiaires). 38% des bénéficiaires sont des retournés et 62% des populations hôtes.

Le but final de ce projet est d’amener les ménages à s’autonomiser de l’aide alimentaire et de leur fournir les moyens de développer leurs sources de revenus et d’alimentation.

Objectif global : Contribuer à réduire la vulnérabilité des populations affectées à travers le renforcement de la résilience communautaire et institutionnelle pour mieux répondre et résister aux chocs récurrents (Objectif Stratégique 2 du HRP).

Objectif spécifique : Renforcer la sécurité alimentaire des ménages vulnérables déplacés ou hôtes dans le département des Monts de Lam par la restauration des moyens d’existence.

Résultats attendus :

  • Résultat 1 – Les ménages bénéficient d’un transfert monétaire afin d’avoir accès à des ressources alimentaires de base.

Principales activités : constitution et formation de comités villageois, transferts monétaires, potagers de cases.

  • Résultat 2 – Les ménages accèdent à une nourriture suffisante et diversifiée issue de leur production propre grâce à une augmentation quantitative et qualitative des productions agricoles vivrières et maraîchères.

Principales activités : distribution de semences et d’outils, formations en techniques agricoles (pluviales et maraichères), distribution de petits ruminants, formation à l’embouche.

  • Résultat 3 – Les ménages diversifient leurs sources de revenus grâce aux activités génératrices de revenus (AGR) et de transformation des produits agro-sylvo-pastoraux.

Principales activités : formations techniques et gestion d’AGR, dotations de démarrage pour les AGR.

  • Résultat 4 – Les capacités des organisations paysannes sont renforcées dans la gestion de leurs activités agro-pastorales et dans la commercialisation de leurs produits.

Principales activités : formation d’unions de groupements et d’une coopérative, organisation de foires agro-pastorales.

  • Résultat 5 – La pénibilité des tâches effectuées par les femmes et les personnes les plus vulnérables est réduite grâce à une dotation en petits équipements pour la corvée d’eau, de bois et transports divers.

Principales activités : Distribution de kits et formation d’artisans réparateurs.

Le projet est prévu du 1er nombre 2017 au 31 décembre 2019, et il est prévu une évaluation à mi-parcours. Les présents termes de référence sont élaborés dans ce contexte et sur la base des documents du projet.

II. OBJECTIFS DE L’EVALUATION

La présente évaluation a pour objectif de faire le bilan de l’exécution à mi-parcours du projet afin de fournir au SIF des informations d’appréciation des réalisations du projet, de tirer des enseignements et de capitaliser sur les bonnes pratiques ainsi que des recommandations pour l’orientation à prendre pour l’atteinte des résultats attendus et la pérennisation des acquis du projet.

De façon spécifique, il s’agira de :

  • D’apprécier la pertinence initiale et actuelle des objectifs du projet et de proposer des adaptations si nécessaire ;

  • D’évaluer les résultats atteints et les activités mises en œuvre par rapport aux objectifs fixés dans les documents du projet ;

  • De capitaliser sur les acquis du projet lors de la première phase afin d’en amplifier les effets positifs ;

  • De formuler des recommandations et des propositions opérationnelles concrètes en vue de corriger d’éventuels problèmes et dysfonctionnements mis en évidence par l’évaluation au niveau de la pertinence, l’efficacité, l’efficience, la durabilité et l’impact du projet.

L’évaluation devra analyser le projet à la lumière des critères suivants :

La pertinence et la cohérence :

  • Les objectifs de l’action correspondent-ils aux besoins et priorités sectoriel du pays, aux politiques des partenaires et bailleurs de fonds ?

  • Le ciblage des bénéficiaires a-t-il été compris et est-il pertinent par rapport à la population de la zone ?

  • Dans quelle mesure le projet répond aux besoins de bénéficiaires directs et indirects ?

  • Quels sont les changements visibles apportés par le projet pour les bénéficiaires ?

  • Les différentes activités mises en œuvre sont-elles pertinentes par rapport :

o Au contexte et à la situation en sécurité alimentaire et économique dans le pays et plus particulièrement dans les Monts de Lam ?

o Au cadre institutionnel (politique étatique, implication des services décentralisés de l’Etat et cohérence avec leur mandat) ?

o Aux capacités, ressources et mécanismes d’adaptation déjà existants des populations ciblées par le projet ?

  • Le projet a-t-il atteint ou est-il en phase d’atteindre ses résultats et si non, pour quelles raisons ?

  • Les moyens et outils mobilisés sont-ils pertinents pour concourir à la réalisation des objectifs ?

L’efficacité et efficience :

  • Quel est le degré de réalisation des objectifs de l’action (niveau de réalisations des activités et d’atteinte des objectifs) ?

  • Les systèmes de suivi-évaluation et de gestion utilisés ont-ils contribué à l’efficacité du projet ? Pourquoi et comment ? Est-ce que les effets du projet sont évalués, et permettent des ajustements si nécessaire ?

  • Les ressources humaines du projet sont-elles adaptées et réparties au mieux pour la meilleure efficacité et efficience des activités ?

  • Les différentes activités mises en œuvre sont-elles cohérentes vis-à-vis des objectifs du projet ? Sont-elles efficientes vis-à-vis des moyens alloués ?

  • Quelles sont les principales leçons apprises de la première phase du projet ?

  • Est-ce que la méthodologie d’intervention proposée dans le cadre du projet permet d’atteindre les résultats attendus au meilleur coût ? Evaluer le coût-efficacité des interventions de projet /par rapport aux résultats atteints.

La durabilité et l’impact :

  • Les résultats et impacts obtenus sont-ils de nature à se maintenir, voire à s’amplifier, dans le temps ? Et si oui, à quelles conditions ?

  • Quels est le niveau d’implication et d’appropriation des bénéficiaires dans le projet ?

  • Les actions mises en œuvre sont-elles durables d’un point de vue : socioculturel, genre et viabilité environnementale ?

  • Quels sont les effets à long terme, positifs et négatifs, primaires et secondaires, induits par cette action, directement ou non ? Présenter l’impact de ce projet en se fondant sur une analyse systématique des résultats quantitatifs et qualitatifs atteints.

  • Quels sont les changements significatifs que le projet a apportés/introduits dans les vies des bénéficiaires ? Évaluer les progrès vers l’impact réel du projet.

  • Quels sont les facteurs majeurs contribuant ou entravant la durabilité ?

  • Évaluer dans quelle mesure et comment le projet prend en compte la redevabilité envers les bénéficiaires.

Aspects sur lesquels des recommandations sont attendues :

  • Sur l’amélioration (pertinence, efficacité et efficience) des activités mises en place pour pouvoir adapter au mieux les activités du projet à ses objectifs pour la prochaine année.

  • Pour de futures actions du SIF dans les domaines de la sécurité alimentaire et des moyens d’existence.

III. METHODOLOGIE TRAVAIL

L’évaluation doit être participative. Pour ce faire, l’évaluateur devra adopter une méthodologie facilitant la participation active de tous les acteurs impliqués dans la mise en œuvre du projet. Nous recommandons le recours à des techniques de diagnostic participatif (observation directe, focus group, etc.) qui permettront non seulement de quantifier les résultats et objectifs de l’action, mais aussi de capter la perception et les appréciations des différents acteurs de la conduite de l’action.

L’organisation de travail souhaité pour la réalisation de la mission d’évaluation du projet repose sur les phases suivantes :

I. Phase préparatoire :

  • Une revue bibliographique y compris documentation du projet (proposition, cadre logique, budget, plan de travail, rapports internes), revue des documents stratégiques produits par les autorités tchadiennes et autres parties prenantes (ex : Agences onusiennes, bailleurs des fonds, etc.), revue des évaluations similaires réalisées au Tchad ou dans l’Afrique Sub-saharienne ;

  • Réunion de cadrage avec l’équipe SIF

  • Proposition détaillée de la méthodologie de travail et d’outils de collecte des données

La phase terrain, sera seulement réalisée après la validation de la méthodologie et d’outils de travail

II. Phase terrain :

o La visite des activités et observation des réalisations du projet ;

o La réalisation d’entretiens avec les principales parties prenantes du projet (bénéficiaires, OSC, services techniques, autorités, équipe SIF) ;

o Collecte de toute autre information jugée nécessaire par le consultant

III. Restitution et reporting :

  • Analyse de données

  • Des réunions de restitution auprès du SIF et du bailleur du projet des conclusions clés de l’évaluation

  • Soumission d’un rapport préliminaire

  • Soumission d’un rapport définitif

IV. MODALITES ET MISE EN ŒUVRE DE L’EVALUATION

a. Calendrier de la mission

La mission d’évaluation débutera idéalement à partir de la semaine du 22 octobre 2018 pour une durée de trois semaines maximum et devra prévoir :

  • Revue documentaire

  • Réunion de cadrage, élaboration de la méthodologie détaillée et outils de collecte des données

  • Validation des outils

  • Visites terrain et collecte des données

  • Analyse des données

  • Atelier de restitution

  • Elaboration du rapport (draft et version finale avec les commentaires intégrés)

b. Compétences requises

Le consultant sera un(e) expert(e) national(e) ou international(e) dans le domaine de la résilience et du redressement économique et disposant d’une expérience solide dans la conduite d’évaluations de projets. Il ou elle devra répondre aux critères suivants :

  • Diplôme d’études universitaires supérieures (Bac+5) en Sciences sociales ou politiques ou économiques, agronomie, ou tout autre domaine pertinent ;

  • Expérience significative d’au moins 5 ans en région subsaharienne, une expérience précédente au Tchad sera un atout ;

  • Connaissances solides en agroéconomie ou expertise technique dans les domaines de la sécurité alimentaire et de relance économique (multisectoriel).

c. Livrables attendus

  • Rapport initial (méthodologie de travail et outils de collecte de données)

  • Présentation Powerpoint (restitution des résultats)

  • Rapport préliminaire

  • Rapport définitif succinct et concis d’une trentaine de pages maximum (hors annexes) qui comprendra les éléments suivants :

o Un résumé exécutif (2 à 3 pages maximum) ;

o Un rapport principal reprenant :

  • Le contexte,

  • Les objectifs et la méthodologie détaillée de l’évaluation

  • Les résultats détaillés de l’évaluation en fonction des questions évaluatives fournies dans ces TdR

  • Les perspectives et les recommandations spécifiques émises par le consultant,

  • Des annexes qui reprendront le réalisé de la mission, les différentes visites effectuées et des comptes rendus succincts des rencontres avec les différentes partie-prenante, outils de collecte de données utilisées, etc.

Toutes données collectées lors d’évaluation doivent être soumis au SIF sous-format électronique (CR des rencontres, base de données, etc.).

d. Modalités pratiques

Lieu de la mission : La mission se déroulera au Tchad sur les lieux suivants :

  • N’Djaména : au siège de la coordination de la mission SIF Tchad ;

  • Département des Monts de Lam : 10 villages d’intervention autour de Mbitoye, Baibokoum et Bessao.

Moyens logistiques : Le consultant prendra à ses propres frais ses déplacements internationaux et les frais de visa cas échéant. Les frais d’assurance seront aussi à la charge du consultant. Il fournira également le matériel informatique nécessaire à l’exécution de sa prestation. Les frais de perdiem pendant le déplacement sur le terrain doit être inclus dans la proposition financière. Le SIF prend en charge le déplacement au niveau national et l’hébergement du consultant lors de son déplacement.

e. Modalités financières et de réponse

Les candidats sont priés d’introduire leur dossier reprenant les éléments suivants en langue française :

  • Une proposition technique qui comprend :

o Une note de compréhension des TdR et de présentation de la méthodologie utilisée : Les propositions techniques doivent inclure les questions d’évaluation clés, budget et le calendrier (tableau chronologique) proposé pour le processus d’évaluation ainsi que la manière dont les bénéficiaires seront impliqués. (5 pages max.)

o Le CV détaillé de la personne proposée pour réaliser l’évaluation, comprenant au moins 3 références professionnelles et mettant en lumière les expériences similaires de l’évaluateur et les évaluations déjà réalisées (des exemples de rapports d’évaluations similaires menées seraient appréciés) ;

  • Une proposition financière comportant le budget global (Hors Taxe et Toutes Taxes Comprises) en FCFA, signée par le candidat. Elle devra comprendre l’ensemble des coûts liés à sa prestation : les honoraires du consultant, le per diem, les visas et les frais de transport international s’il y a lieu. Les modalités financières seront précisées lors de la signature du contrat.

How to apply:

Les propositions techniques seront évaluées sur la base de leur conformité aux termes de référence, à l’aide des critères d’évaluation suivants :

  • Correspondance entre l’offre et la demande (critère d’exclusion)

  • Compréhension des TDR et méthodologie proposée

  • Qualification, expérience

  • Proposition financière

Les offres devront être envoyées au SIF, au plus tard le 15/10/2018 à 12h (heure française) par email à l’adresse suivante : coordoprogtchad@secours-islamique.org .

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Iraq: Consultant for Household Economy Analysis (HEA) and Baseline Assessment for Building Resilience (INT4871)

Organization: Oxfam GB
Country: Iraq
Closing date: 10 Oct 2018

The Role

  1. INTRODUCTION: Oxfam is an international confederation of 17 organisations working together with partners and local communities in more than 90 countries. Oxfam GB has presence in Iraq since 2014 in response to ISIS conflict.
    Oxfam works with partner organisations and alongside vulnerable women and men to end the injustices that cause poverty. We save lives and help rebuild livelihoods when crisis strikes. And we campaign so that the voices of the poor influence the local and global decisions that affect them. In humanitarian work, Oxfam specialises in water, sanitation and hygiene, emergency food security, livelihoods and protection.
  2. BACKGROUND: Oxfam’s programme was established in 2014 in response to the ISIS conflict in Iraq. Oxfam has been implementing activities during the past few years around the delivery of 3 main areas: A) Lifesaving humanitarian assistance b) Recovery assistance, and C) Promotion of Women Rights.
    Lifesaving humanitarian assistance: to newly displaced populations residing in camps or host communities. The bulk of this work was done around the various governorates of Iraq including Kalar, Kirkuk, Ninewa, and Erbil. Activities included: Multi-purpose cash assistance, food vouchers, Establishment/rehabilitation of safe water (boreholes, repair of infrastructure); Emergency water supply (distribution of water through trucking and bottled water); Setting up water tanks and networks in camps; Distribution of hygiene items; construction of latrines; Cash for Work opportunities inside the camps to allow construction work and solid waste management; and Distribution of emergency winterisation kits.

About the MENA region

The MENA (Middle East and North Africa) region implements and manages programmes in Yemen, Occupied Palestinian Territories, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, and Jordan.

Programmes within the MENA region reflect Oxfam’s approach to work across the globe. We support self-reliance, not dependency, and to complement our work on the ground we strive to secure lasting change through our campaigning.

We also put women at the heart of all we do. The majority of people living in poverty are women and girls, and so this focus helps us to achieve our mission to overcome poverty and suffering.

Useful Information

Useful Information

Contract Length: 16 Days

It is Oxfam’s policy to hire at the minimum to middle of the band, depending upon the skills and experiences of the strongest candidate.

For National+ roles: This role is open to both national and non nationals. Successful candidates who will be required to relocate internationally to take up the role will be provided with a competitive international relocation package.

How to apply:

HOW TO APPLY:

OXFAM is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organisation.

If you are interested in applying for the role, please follow the link below to download the job profile, and complete and submit your application.

https://jobs.oxfam.org.uk/vacancy/consultant-for-household-economy-analysis-hea-and-baseline-assessment-for-building-resilience-int4871/9445/description/

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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Kenya: Senior Technical Expert

Organization: International Business & Technical Consultants, Inc.
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 06 Nov 2018

International Business & Technical Consultants, Inc. (IBTCI), a U.S. based international development consulting company established in 1987, has worked in over one hundred countries and implemented over two hundred projects. IBTCI serves government agencies, private sector companies and several donor agencies. IBTCI specializes in Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) across many sectors including, but not limited to, conflict and crisis, democracy and governance, economic growth, education, environment, and global health.

Assignment Title: Sector Experts (various)

Department/Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Technical Point of Contact: Home Office Project Manager

Type: Short/Long-term (STTA)

Classification: Consultancy

Overview:

IBTCI is currently seeking candidates for Technical Experts in the following sectors to support USAID/Kenya and East Africa (KEA) Evaluation, Assessments and Analyses (EAA) Activity based in Nairobi, Kenya:

(1) Health, Population, and Nutrition

(2) Education and Youth

(3) Democracy, Governance, and Conflict

(4) Environment

(5) Economic Growth and Integration

(6) Food for Peace

The technical experts will work in close coordination with the assigned Team Leader and/or other technical staff in the design and implementation of MEL activities, including performance, impact, and whole-of-project evaluations and documenting findings and recommendations that are conducive to systematic learning for effectiveness and impact of development programs in Kenya and East Africa. This activity will support USAID/KEA in designing and implementing both quantitative and/or qualitative studies, assessments, knowledge management, and developing and delivering evaluation and assessment training to both USAID, USAID implementing partners, and local institutions to support USAID/EAA needs and to build capacity of local monitoring and evaluation (M&E) specialists to lead future activities. The anticipated period of performance of this activity is five years.

Please note that these positions are for a proposal and is contingent upon award.

Using your technical skills related to the sectors listed above and subject matter skills, perform tasks on specific task orders and/or contracts. Tasks could include, but not be limited to:

Scope of Work:

·Utilize understanding of one or more of the sectors above, international development, and M&E

·Utilize expertise in on or more of the sectors mentioned above;

·Support formative research in order to develop country- and sector specific data collection tools;

·While working on proposals with IBTCI, the consultant is prohibited from working on that same proposal with any other organization.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

·Strong understanding of one or more of the sectors mentioned above, international development, and M&E;

·Expertise in on or more of the sectors above;

·Ability to support formative research in order to develop country- and sector specific data collection tools.

Serve in the above consultant capacity to support the IBTCI technical practices of Crisis, Conflict & Governance, Agriculture & Food Security & Economic, Education & Growth and Global Health and/or Business Development divisions.

·This position does not authorize/require the consultant to directly communicate with IBTCI clients.

·This position does not authorize/require the consultant to have decision making authority on final work product.

Minimum Requirements:

·Demonstrated experience in one or more of the sectors mentioned above;

·Demonstrated experience leading and/or supporting research teams;

·Demonstrated experience working on international projects;

·Excellent verbal and written communication skills;

Education:

The Technical Experts must hold at least an advanced degree in a relevant field.

Supervisory Responsibility: This position may have supervisory responsibilities.

Travel: This position may require international travel.

No phone calls please. All candidates will be acknowledged, but only final candidates for particular activities will be contacted.

IBTCI is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, disabled veteran or Vietnam-era veteran, or any other classification protected by applicable anti-discrimination laws. We prohibit and do not tolerate any form of discrimination or harassment.

How to apply:

Please apply at https://hire.withgoogle.com/public/jobs/ibtcicom/view/P_AAAAAAEAADKFzGm98kXrwA

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Yemen: Evaluation Consultant

Organization: International Medical Corps
Country: Yemen
Closing date: 27 Oct 2018

BACKGROUND

The humanitarian crisis in Yemen remains one of the most critical and complex ongoing emergencies in the world. The conflict has engulfed 21 out of 22 governorates in Yemen, compounding a critical humanitarian crisis triggered by years of poverty, poor governance, conflict, and ongoing political instability. In 2017, the total number of people requiring humanitarian assistance was standing at 18.8 million, which represents almost 70% of Yemen’s total population; 10.3 million of which are children. These figures have increased in 2018 to 22.2 million or 75% of the total population are in need, of which 11.3 million are in acute need of humanitarian assistance.
Prior to the escalation of violence in March 2015, Yemen was plagued by years of political instability, poor governance, and endemic corruption that severely hindered development outcomes. In 2014, a World Food Program (WFP) Comprehensive Food Security Survey recorded that 41% of the population (10.6 million) was food insecure, while Yemen ranked first on the Gender Inequality Index. That same year, the World Bank reported that water shortages depleted reservoirs faster than they were replenished, warning of mass displacement, communicable disease outbreaks, and heightened food insecurity due to drought.
Conflict has exacerbated each of the above-mentioned concerns and Yemen is currently at risk of famine (IPC Phase 5). The situation in country was described as the worst humanitarian crisis in the world today by the United Nations Secretary General in April 2018. The country remains dependent on imports of up to 90% of basic food and medical commodities contributing to worsening threats of outbreaks of cholera and diphtheria, as well as food and fuel shortages with frequent closures of land, air, and sea ports. The economy has virtually collapsed, purchasing power has been eroded, and more than half of the workforce is without employment; individuals employed in the public sector have been without regular payment of salaries since August 2016. The 2018 Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan (YHRP) states that vulnerable populations in 107 of 333 districts face heightened risk of famine and require integrated response efforts to address and prevent further human suffering.

SCOPE OF WORK

IMC began operations in Yemen in 2012, in order to contribute to the humanitarian efforts by addressing critical needs of IDPs and host communities in the most affected districts of target governorates through provision of integrated, multi-sectoral assistance across four sectors – namely, agriculture and food security, health, nutrition, and water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH). Interventions are designed to improve access to life-saving health and nutrition services, with a particular focus on primary health care, vaccination coverage, reproductive health care services, IMCI, in-patient and out-patient treatment of SAM & MAM, preventive nutrition services (BSFP and IYCF activities) and general consultations. To this end, IMC is providing support to 24 PHCs (health units and health centers), and 2 stabilization centers with essential medication and supplies, support staff to fill gaps in essential personnel at selected health facilities as well as incentives to health workers, in addition to capacity building on key topics. Hospitals are also provided with essential medication and supplies, particularly for the emergency departments, intensive care units, and operation theaters. Additionally, IMC is also operating mobile teams in Sana’a and Taiz with the view of decreasing challenges of access to nutrition and PHC services.

Moreover, health assistance is integrated with a nutrition intervention to reach the most vulnerable populations. The nutrition program includes active case-finding, routine screenings, monitoring and support, reporting of all identified SAM and MAM cases, and provision of therapeutic food. All nutrition, health and WASH awareness raising is conducted within the framework of CMAM so as to implement a targeted and efficient program aimed at improving the nutrition outcomes for the most vulnerable populations.
Additionally, the health and nutrition intervention is further strengthened by WASH and FSL assistance to reduce the vulnerability of conflict-affected households with decreased access to health and nutrition services resulting from the escalation of the conflict. For FSL, IMC is implementing targeted voucher based restoration of livestock, emergency livestock feed provision, and improved access to veterinary support services through mass vaccination, deworming, and vaccination interventions that will target communities in catchment areas of the supported health facilities in Taiz. In the communities, WASH interventions are mainly hygiene promotion and improving hygiene practices and distribution of hygiene kits targeting mainly to the SAM and MAM cases and their care takers. In health facilities, IMC’s WASH support is related adequate access to safe drinking water and medical waste management and infection prevention.

A significant investment has gone into the program over the past three years in Yemen and there is a need to consolidate the achievements, document best practices, shortcomings and the key issues that affected performance to further enhance the program strategy. Specifically, there is a need to generate concrete evidence on how well, successful and unsuccessful the program strategy is in terms of effectiveness, relevance/appropriateness, efficiency, connectedness, coherence, coverage, and impact.
This evaluation aims at addressing and achieving purposes of accountability and transparency as well as learning from experience. The specific objectives of the evaluation are as follows:
1) To undertake comparative assessment on the progress achieved in delivering the program results and identify key successes, gaps, and constraints that need to be addressed as well as issues that affected progress.
2) To examine the program performance using the standard OECD/DAC criteria of evaluating humanitarian assistance programs as well as issues that affected performance.
3) To examine the effectiveness of related cross-cutting issues such as quality, inclusiveness, gender and equity, protection and Accountability to Affected Populations (AAP).
4) To document good practices and generate evidence-based lessons and recommendations to strengthen the strategies of ongoing and future programs.

The findings of the evaluation will be shared with all stakeholders, including the donor and line ministries, for accountability and transparency. Additionally, the lessons and recommendations from the evaluation will be used by IMC at two levels. At the country level, the findings and recommendations will be used for developing new or revising programme strategy and for fundraising efforts in areas in need. At the program level, the recommendations will be used in improving interventions and the service package. The first stage of the evaluation will involve an extensive inception phase based on secondary information sources and remote interviews with key staff from different sectors of the program and with selected staff from support departments. A detailed inception report will be prepared which will detail the evaluation methodology, the evaluation tools and the work plan based on the evaluation scope and focus as well as the additional information gathered in the inception phase.
The second phase will involve implementation of the inception plan including finalization of evaluation tools followed by the fieldwork. In preparation for the evaluation report, the evaluator should also conduct debriefing and presentation meeting to share the preliminary findings and validate with IMC team in Yemen.

The detailed evaluation methodology will be determined in the inception phase based on the missing information from review of secondary sources. But given the multi-dimensional focus of the evaluation, a multitude of methods is envisaged as follows:
1) Review of secondary data and documents: Electronic copies of key program documents will be shared with the external evaluator during the inception phase. In addition, program managers will provide data that are readily available from various sources. The data will be reviewed and analysed during the inception phase to determine the need for additional information and finalization of the detailed evaluation methodology.
2) Interviews with key informants: Interviews will be conducted in both phases. A few key programme and support staff will be interviewed during the inception phase. In the second phase, interviews will be conducted with additional people, including clusters, government and facility-based staff as appropriate.
3) Use of baseline information: Baseline information on outcome indicators will be provided to the external evaluator based on secondary data and information that is readily available.
4) Field observation and Focus Group Discussions (FGDs): This includes observation of project sites including health and WASH facilities. The FGDs will also be conducted with nutrition and health staff as well as beneficiaries of the program as appropriate. When organizing field visits and interviews, attention will be given to ensure gender balance, geographic distribution, representation of all population groups and representation of stakeholders.
5) Field Surveys: The external evaluator is expected to implement participatory approaches for collection of data from targeted communities, including beneficiaries.
After completion of second phase, the external evaluator will produce a single final report by end of November 2018.

The report is comprised of:

  • Cover Sheet
  • Table of Contents
  • Executive Summary: maximum two to three pages, briefly describing the program and summarizing the key points of the evaluation (purpose and methodology, main conclusions, recommendations, lessons learned).
  • Main Report (20-25 pages): the main body of the report should start with background, program overview, the methodology, including sampling strategy, and limitations. It should also be structured in accordance with the specific evaluation questions formulated under Section 3 with evaluation results and findings as well as best practices and lessons learned. Recommendations should be as realistic, operational and pragmatic as possible, taking into account the circumstances currently prevailing in the context of Yemen, and of the resources available.
  • Annexes (in English)

    • Rating table based on OECD/DAC Criteria
    • Evaluation ToR
    • Evaluation Tools
    • List of Interviews Conducted
    • References and Resources Consulted
      QUALIFICATIONS
  • Advanced university degree in social science, preferably in a topic related to public health, public nutrition, epidemiology and related fields.

  • Extensive evaluation expertise and experience, particularly in evaluation of humanitarian assistance and integrated emergency assistance covering basic services sectors and livelihoods sector.

  • Demonstrated skills in survey design, tools development, fieldwork planning and data collection and data analysis.

  • Excellent report writing skills in English in a practical, direct and precise answer to points of the terms of reference.

  • Expertise in any of statistics software packages, including but not limited to SPSS and STATA.

  • Experience in the Middle East region and/or Yemen. Knowledge of Arabic would also be considered strong advantage.

  • Good communication, advocacy and people skills. Ability to communicate with various stakeholders and express concisely and clearly ideas and concepts in written and oral forms.

How to apply:

http://careers.internationalmedicalcorps.org/careers.aspx?adata=ENkxL%2fSVu2HBQaZ1ZKnylvv%2fLOCn34hOR%2fUMn0PIOYeLYCXbGz73ODsDWZy%2bbADjcZoL9JRGArBkXCLDEVutGQ0tG9eTELc4lNibC265Vi%2bbzQUMkGI5rYytaRYuShOAB966vykleqEkRnwyowwN60kQdJUSjWCM7QNp34fL1HTLh3EYRox5yEAtylXuXtSbpQ%3d%3d

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Myanmar: Monitoring and Evaluation for Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Specialist

Organization: UNOPS
Country: Myanmar
Closing date: 25 Oct 2018

Myanmar is one of UNOPS’ leading offices in Asia, acting as fund manager for three of the largest development programmes in the country, namely the Three Millennium Development Goal Fund (3MDG), the Livelihood and Food Security Fund (LIFT) and the Joint Peace Fund (JPF). In addition, UNOPS is Principal Recipient for the Global Fund in Myanmar and for the Global Fund’s regional artemisinin-resistance initiative targeting drug resistant malaria in the greater Mekong sub-region. UNOPS provides procurement, infrastructure and project management services to a wide range of organizations in the country, including the Government of Myanmar, international development partners, other UN agencies, NGOs and INGOs. UNOPS plays a critical role in ensuring that the quality of services provided to its partners meets stringent requirements of speed, efficiency and cost effectiveness.

Background Information – Job-specific

UNOPS is Fund Manager for the Livelihoods and Food Security Fund (LIFT), a multi-donor fund established in 2009 to address food insecurity and income poverty in Myanmar. LIFT’s designated outcomes are improvements in income, resilience, nutrition, and pro-poor policy developments. So far, LIFT has reached more than 7.2 million people, or roughly 20 per cent of Myanmar’s population; and is active in almost half the country’s townships. For more details visit www.lift-fund.org (http://www.liftfund.org/).

The MEAL Unit monitors progress of individual projects funded by LIFT, assesses the performance of geographic and thematic programs comprised of multiple projects, monitors LIFT’s progress against its own logframe and evaluates LIFT performance overall. The MEAL Specialist, as leader of the MEAL team, will be responsible for all aspects of monitoring and evaluating LIFT-funded activities. This involves designing and managing studies that are either implemented by LIFT personnel or more commonly contracted to national and international consultants. LIFT’s MEAL system requires continuous development and refinement as new programs are designed and new partners are engaged.

Functional Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Fund Director and in accordance with UNOPS policies, procedures and practices, the MEAL Specialist will be responsible for:

  • Continual development and updating of an effective MEAL system for actions supported by the Fund and the Fund’s own performance. The system will comply with donor Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) requirements and will generate data that allow for economic and value-for-money analysis.
  • Supervision, training, coaching and mentoring of the national M&E staff and coaching and mentoring of other national program staff in the MEAL responsibilities.
  • Develop, oversee and coordinate LIFT’s monitoring and evaluation activities, including the preparation of annual MEAL work plans and budgets.
  • Ensuring that M&E data are readily available, as appropriate, to the Fund Board and other stakeholders, particularly on impact and lessons learnt from Fund activities.
  • Ensuring adequate feedback to/from Fund beneficiaries on data and analyses.
  • Designing baseline, mid-term and final evaluation surveys using a combination of quantitative and qualitative methods and conduct and/or supervise survey implementation and analysis.
  • Managing contracts and contractors related to LIFT’s M&E activities.
  • Guiding and advising the programme teams on MEAL, including on staffing requirements and allocation of responsibilities for project/programme M&E, such as;

  • Reviewing and providing advice related to log frames and indicators on proposals submitted to the Fund Management Office.

  • Reviewing implementing partners’ internal M&E systems and needs, and providing advice as required.

  • Ensuring the final evaluations of implementing partners’ projects are undertaken by independent experts to a suitable standard.

  • Providing technical assistance to implementing partners to ensure participation in the Fund M&E process and an adequate flow of information and data.

  • Routinely visiting project sites for M&E activities. the incorporation of M&E findings into LIFT reports and providing recommendations to the Fund Board.

  • Ensuring the maintenance of the database of performance data for all LIFT-funded projects.

  • Attending all relevant technical meetings and maintaining contacts with all stakeholders, whether in Yangon or in the field.

  • Maintaining a detailed knowledge of all relevant issues impacting his/her field of M&E.

  • Promoting information sharing on all aspects related to Monitoring & Evaluation activities among stakeholders.

  • Contributing to the development of the terms of reference for national and international consultants.

  • Supporting monitoring and evaluation missions commissioned by the Fund Board or UNOPS.

  • Other duties as may be assigned by the Fund Director.

Education/Experience/Language requirements

Education

  • Master’s Degree in Social Sciences, Agricultural Sciences, Political Sciences, Development or related field is required.
  • A Bachelor’s Degree with an additional two years of similar experience is considered as equivalent.**Work Experience**

  • A minimum of seven years professional M&E experience of which four years related to the M&E of rural development, livelihoods, or food security programs in developing countries is required.

  • Experience with the M&E of multi-donor trust funds is desirable.

  • Significant professional experience in Southeast Asia is preferred.

  • Experience in training would be an asset.

  • Previous successful involvement with, and good knowledge of NGOs and civil society is desired.

  • Knowledge of the political, economic and social situation in Myanmar is desirable.

  • Computer literacy in Microsoft packages (MS Word, MS Excel, MS Access) is required and SPSS is an asset.

  • Excellent skills in the quantitative and qualitative analysis are required.

  • Extensive experience in developing logframes/results frameworks and identifying appropriate performance indicators is required.

  • Excellent technical skills in socio-economic research and programme performance assessment is highly desirable.**Language**

  • Fluency in both written and spoken English is essential.

Competencies

Develops and implements sustainable business strategies, thinks long term and externally in order to positively shape the organization. Anticipates and perceives the impact and implications of future decisions and activities on other parts of the organization.**(for levels IICA-2, IICA-3, LICA Specialist- 10, LICA Specialist-11, NOC, NOD, P3, P4 and above)**

Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational and ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity and inclusion.

Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit. Collaborates and supports the development of others. For people managers only: Acts as positive leadership role model, motivates, directs and inspires others to succeed, utilizing appropriate leadership styles.

Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners and always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong external relationships and is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role).

Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries.

Open to change and flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on experiences and modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements.

Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies innovation and creativity to problem-solving.

Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner. Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of others. Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding common ground.

Contract type, level and duration

Contract type: International Individual Contractor Agreement
Contract level: IICA 3
Contract duration: Ongoing ICA – ‘Open-ended, subject to organizational requirements, availability of funds and satisfactory performance.’
For more details about the ICA contractual modality, please follow this link:
https://www.unops.org/english/Opportunities/job-opportunities/what-we-offer/Pages/Individual-Contractor-Agreements.aspx

Additional Considerations

  • Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
  • Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.
  • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Work life harmonization – UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands. We have a progressive policy on work-life harmonization and offer several flexible working options. This policy applies to UNOPS personnel on all contract types
  • For staff positions only, UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post
  • The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.

It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential recruits/interns.
Recruitment/internship in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.

Background Information – UNOPS

UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve sustainable development.

UNOPS areas of expertise cover infrastructure, procurement, project management, financial management and human resources.

Working with us

UNOPS offers short- and long-term work opportunities in diverse and challenging environments across the globe. We are looking for creative, results-focused professionals with skills in a range of disciplines.

Diversity

With over 4,000 UNOPS personnel and approximately 7,000 personnel recruited on behalf of UNOPS partners spread across 80 countries, our workforce represents a wide range of nationalities and cultures. We promote a balanced, diverse workforce — a strength that helps us better understand and address our partners’ needs, and continually strive to improve our gender balance through initiatives and policies that encourage recruitment of qualified female candidates.

Work life harmonization

UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands.

How to apply:

https://jobs.unops.org/pages/viewvacancy/VADetails.aspx?id=16524

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Nigeria: Evidence and Impact Officer – national position

Organization: Translators without Borders
Country: Nigeria
Closing date: 21 Oct 2018

The mission of Translators without Borders is to provide people access to vital knowledge in their language through translation, training of translators and interpreters, building translation capacity in underserved languages, and raising awareness globally of language barriers.

Hours: Full-time

Contract period: November 1, 2018 – March 31, 2019

Location: Maiduguri, Nigeria

Reporting to: Nigeria Country Director

Application deadline: 21 October 2018

Due to the urgency of the vacancy, screening and interviews will commence immediately and the candidate can be selected at any stage before the closing date.

About Translators without Borders

Translators without Borders (TWB) envisions a world where knowledge knows no language barriers. The US-based non-profit provides people access to vital knowledge in their language by connecting non-profit organizations with a professional community of translators, building local language translation capacity, and raising awareness of language barriers. Originally founded in 1993 in France (as Traducteurs sans Frontières), TWB translates millions of words of life-saving and life-changing information a year.

Background

TWB conducted an initial assessment of language support needs in the humanitarian response in north-east Nigeria in July 2017. This found very significant levels of need: in a context where people affected by the conflict and food crisis speak dozens of first languages, humanitarian communication is overwhelmingly in English and Hausa. Organizations lack basic information about the languages spoken and understood by affected people, and struggle to hire either language professionals or national staff and volunteers with the right language skills. Humanitarian staff voiced fears for the impact this could have on the accuracy of needs assessments, the effectiveness of program design, accountability, and conflict sensitivity. So far TWB has developed a protection glossary app, conducted comprehension testing with IDPs, enumerators, and field staff, worked with partners on collecting and mapping language data, and carried out training on the basics of interpreting.

There is still much to do to fully understand how language barriers affect data collection, two way communication between crisis affected people and humanitarian agencies, and access to services. The research planned over the coming months includes better understanding the impact of language on service accessibility, the effectiveness and limitations of multi-lingual audio messaging, and the relevance of language in enabling crisis affected people to express their needs.

The Role

The Evidence and Impact Officer will be responsible for contributing to the evidence gathering and research needs of the project. Working closely with the TWB team in Nigeria and the TWB global MEAL Manager, the Evidence and Impact Officer will be tasked with investigating key language barriers contributing to communication challenges in the humanitarian response in northeast Nigeria. This role will involve the collection of data, analysis and contributing to the packaging findings into a variety of formats for programmatic and advocacy uses.

Main duties and responsibilities

Research

  • Support the design and facilitation of research workshops, focus group discussions, key informant interviews and household surveys relating to language, comprehension, and project monitoring and evaluation

  • Work with the global Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Manager to document and disseminate best practices, case studies, innovations, lessons learned and proven methodologies

Monitoring and evaluation (M&E)

  • Collect, verify, and report on different data points (e.g. training, translation, resources, advocacy) with particular attention to indicator progress and reporting according to project and donor requirements.

  • Organize and maintain files for all data, sources of verification and supporting documents as required by project and donors including attendance records, training surveys, photos, presentation files, handouts, etc.

  • Collect and manage the training and advocacy tracker database including workshops, presentations, shadowing, etc.; confirm receipt of all staff submissions and data reports.

  • Work closely with colleagues to make sure all files are saved and properly filed in TWB Google Drive.

  • Work with TWB staff to ensure all monitoring data is accurate, complete, and sent on time.

  • Support TWB staff in basic M&E techniques and tools to ensure compliance.

Data analysis and visualization

  • Respond to requests from TWB staff for data analysis, visualization, and monitoring data.

  • Work closely with the Country Director to identify and produce data points, data analysis, and data visualization for donor reporting, special reports and other projects as needed.

Communications

  • Keep project photo archive up to date by regularly uploading and labelling photos on Google Drive, and responding to internal requests for TWB photos.

  • Keep project database of impact quotes for TWB up to date, and respond to organizational requests for quotes.

  • Support the TWB Communications department by providing Nigeria related inputs to highlight project achievements.

Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • 3-5 years of experience and demonstrated skills in qualitative and quantitative research, data management, data entry, data quality control, data analysis and interpretation, and/or data visualization

  • Bachelor’s degree in Humanities, Social Sciences, or related field or equivalent standard of education. Master’s degree preferred.

  • Excellent spoken and written communication skills in English and Hausa.

  • Knowledge of Kanuri or another language used in northeast Nigeria a plus.

  • Experience or knowledge of non-profit organizations, especially development or humanitarian related, a plus

  • Familiarity with the translation, language or content industries a plus

  • Willingness to continually develop own professional capacity

  • Ability to work independently, efficiently and reliably, to a high standard and to deadline

  • Sensitivity to cross-cultural dynamics in the workplace and ability to work collaboratively with a diverse staff

  • Psychological resilience, flexibility, and a good sense of humor

A citizen or existing visa status that entitles the candidate to live and work in Nigeria Core Values

Translators without Borders employees and volunteers are made of people who believe passionately about the value of this work and take personal responsibility for achieving the mission. Translators without Borders’ mission and organizational spirit embody the core values established in its strategic framework:

  • Excellence: As the leading voice for communicating humanitarian information in the right language, Translators without Borders is a leader in the translation industry and in the non-profit sector.

  • Integrity: Translators without Borders believes that every person, whether it’s the people who we serve, our volunteers or our staff, has value, deserves respect and has inherent dignity.

  • Empowerment: Translators without Borders believes in using language to empower people around the world to control their own development and destiny.

  • Innovation: Translators without Borders recognizes and celebrates the power of innovation to address humanitarian and crisis issues around the world.

  • Sustainability: Translators without Borders recognizes that meeting our mission necessitates establishment and maintenance of a solid financial and organizational infrastructure.

  • Tolerance: Our staff and volunteers are highly knowledgeable and skilled; value each other, our partner and our recipients; create a supportive work environment; and, conduct themselves professionally at all times.

Translators without Borders is an equal-opportunity employer, committed to diversity and inclusion, and encourages qualified candidates of all genders and from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization.

How to apply:

To apply: https://twb.bamboohr.co.uk/jobs/view.php?id=38

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Ethiopia: Final Evaluation of the Civil Society Fund II

Organization: WYG
Country: Ethiopia
Closing date: 11 Oct 2018

Project title: “FINAL EVALUATION OF THE CIVIL SOCIETY FUND II”
It requests: 1 Category I expert, 1 Category II expert
Indicative starting date: 12/11/2018

Minimum requirements of the team (Cat. I + II experts):
• Cat I minimum of 12 years of relevant professional experience in the sector related to Lot 3
• Cat II minimum of 6 years of relevant professional experience in the sector related to Lot 3
• A University Master degree (MSc, M.A. or equivalent) or above in a relevant discipline (e.g. social science, development studies, sociology, economics etc.) or equivalent professional experience of minimum 15 years
• 15 years of combined experience in evaluation
• At least one team member with previous experience in leading at least 2 evaluations of civil society support programmes
• Previous experience in monitoring and evaluation of at least 5 donor funded programmes within the team
• Experience in the area of finance and/or grant management
• Monitoring and evaluation skills
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office software
• Functional knowledge 10th EDF procedures
• Working experience in Ethiopia

Additional requirements of the team (Cat. I + II experts):
• Proficiency in applying research methods, especially field research, participatory research, interviewing techniques, focus groups and case studies
• Analytical and data analysis skills
• Comparative experience in civil society support and capacity building programmes
• Gender expertise

Language skills of the team:
• English: at least 1 members shall possess a level C2 expertise
• English: at least 1 members shall possess a level B2 expertise
• Amharic: at least 1 members shall possess a level C2 expertise
• The knowledge of other languages used in Ethiopia will constitute an advantage.

How to apply:

Please send your applications to: serra.baykal@wyg.com.tr

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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: Support Advisor – Mental Health & Psychosocial

Organization: Save the Children UK
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Closing date: 19 Mar 2017

Salary: £40,000 – £44,000 per annum depending on experience

Based in London with International travel

We are looking for an experienced and committed individual to join us as Mental Health & Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) Advisor and work in collaboration with Child Protection (CP), Health, Nutrition and Education to develop a MHPSS strategy for Save the Children UK and to support Save the Children humanitarian responses.

Working in more than 120 countries, we do whatever it takes to create breakthroughs in the way the world treats children. Our UK and Global Programmes department delivers humanitarian and development programmes, builds partnerships with institutional donors – including governments, multi-laterals and trusts – and drives lasting change. Together, we save children’s lives, fight for their rights and help them fulfil their potential.

As Mental Health & PsychoSocial Support Advisor you will work with the global MPHSS working group to further develop the mental health components of our global MHPSS strategic framework. You will support and integrate MHPSS into the public humanitarian health team emergency responses. In addition you will:

  • Provide technical backstopping support for Humanitarian responses that have a health, nutrition or education based MHPSS component, including surge deployments
  • Directly support the humanitarian health and nutrition teams and coordinate with the CP and Education teams on MHPSS roll out to ongoing programmes
  • Develop a pool of deployable MHPSS consultants/managers
  • Build on existing external networks with important stakeholders in MHPSS, with a focus on clinical mental health.

To be successful you will be a mental health professional with RN, MD, Masters or equivalent degree with relevant clinical experience. You will also have strong knowledge of MHGAP and MHPSS in humanitarian settings with. In addition you will have:

  • Experience of organizational level thought leadership in a technical sector
  • Excellent communication and influencing skills with experience in advocacy
  • Highly developed writing skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills at a level appropriate for external representation
  • Experience in coordination and technical assistance provision at the level of working group/task force or equivalent.

At Save the Children we are committed to the safeguarding and protection of children in our work. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those who are suitable to work with children are recruited to work for us. This post is subject to a range of vetting checks including a criminal records disclosure.

Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. If you share our mission, are passionate about making it happen and strongly believe you can contribute then join us and we’ll give you every opportunity to succeed. We look forward to hearing from you.

Closing date: 19th March 2017

How to apply:

To apply please visit our website via the link below:
https://jobs.savethechildren.org.uk/vacancy/humanitarian-mental-health-and-psychosocial-support-mhpss-advisor-3039/3065/description/

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Afghanistan: Senior Monitoring and Verification Specialist, USAID/Afghanistan Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Activity, Afghanistan

Organization: Management Systems International
Country: Afghanistan
Closing date: 30 Mar 2017

Senior Monitoring and Verification Specialist, USAID/Afghanistan Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Activity, Afghanistan

Company Profile: MSI, a Tetra Tech Company, is a Washington, DC metro area international development firm with a 35-year history of delivering development results across the world. Our core expertise is in the fields of monitoring and evaluation (M&E), institutional development, public sector management, governance and anti-corruption. MSI implements nearly 100 projects in 90 countries around the world such as Jordan, Morocco, Lebanon, Syria, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Colombia, and Mexico. As one of the leading companies in our field, MSI has partnered with more than 80 organizations across all sectors of international development with clients ranging from large bilateral and multilateral donors such as USAID, the World Bank and the UNDP to national and local governments, NGOs, think tanks, foundations and universities. For more information on MSI, please visit our website at www.msiworldwide.com.

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Proposal Summary:**
The Afghanistan Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Activity (AMELA) will assist USAID/Afghanistan in achieving the Agency’s vision for strengthened monitoring, evaluation and learning through four components. The components include: 1) Evaluation Technical Support Services, 2) Monitoring Technical Support Services, including third party monitoring, 3) Learning and Adaptive Management Services and 4) Program Support Services, including support for strategic planning and the development of the new Mission Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS) and Performance Management Plan (PMP). This is a five-year project with expected start in late 2017 or early 2018.

Position Summary:
MSI is seeking a long-term Senior Monitoring and Verification (M&V)Specialist, with a solid track-record leading the collection of data in international environments. The candidate will be a development professional with at least 10 years of international development experience and a solid understanding of monitoring and evaluation principles, the design of technically sound data collection instruments and preparation of data reports. Some travel outside of Kabul may be required.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the development of a USAID portfolio-wide monitoring and verification (M&V) plan including the specific parameters of site visits, asset verification and data collection for each of the selected USAID projects and associated geographic sites.
  • Implement the M&V plan through overseeing site visits to capture and analyze data in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Train and supervise local staff to complete M&V work at project sites.
  • Prepare report templates and supervise local staff in preparing reports from each site visit.
  • Work with USAID to ensure reports are designed and delivered in a way that meets the client’s needs.
  • Occasionally travel to project sites outside of Kabul to oversee or troubleshoot data collection.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 10 years of substantive experience with M&E of donor funded projects or other data collection efforts in complex developing country environments.
  • Graduate level degree, or commensurate practical experience.
  • Strong experience designing data collection instruments and overseeing collection and analysis of data.
  • Experience developing data reports.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with clients to ensure data products meet their needs.
  • Excellent English writing skills and speaking ability.
  • Experience in Afghanistan or conflict environment strongly preferred.

Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

MSI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer.

To apply: Please visit our website, www.msiworldwide.com

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Afghanistan: Collaborating, Learning and Adapting Advisor, USAID/Afghanistan Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Activity, Afghanistan

Organization: Management Systems International
Country: Afghanistan
Closing date: 30 Mar 2017

Collaborating, Learning and Adapting Advisor,

USAID/Afghanistan Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Activity, Afghanistan

Company Profile: MSI, a Tetra Tech Company, is a Washington, DC metro area international development firm with a 35-year history of delivering development results across the world. Our core expertise is in the fields of monitoring and evaluation (M&E), institutional development, public sector management, governance and anti-corruption. MSI implements nearly 100 projects in 90 countries around the world such as Jordan, Morocco, Lebanon, Syria, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Colombia, and Mexico. As one of the leading companies in our field, MSI has partnered with more than 80 organizations across all sectors of international development with clients ranging from large bilateral and multilateral donors such as USAID, the World Bank and the UNDP to national and local governments, NGOs, think tanks, foundations and universities. For more information on MSI, please visit our website at www.msiworldwide.com.

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Proposal Summary: **The Afghanistan Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Activity (AMELA) will assist USAID/Afghanistan in achieving the Agency’s vision for strengthened monitoring, evaluation and learning through four components. The components include: 1) Evaluation Technical Support Services, 2) Monitoring Technical Support Services, including third party monitoring, 3) Learning and Adaptive Management Services and 4) Program Support Services, including support for strategic planning and the development of the new Mission Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS) and Performance Management Plan (PMP). This is a five-year project with expected start in late 2017 or early 2018.

Position Summary:
MSI is looking for a Collaborating, Learning and Adapting Advisor to assist the mission in maximizing the learning it obtains from the monitoring and evaluation assignments conducted by the project so that it may effectively adapt its programs to generate stronger impact.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with the USAID/Afghanistan Mission to develop strategies to strengthen collaborating, learning and adapting
  • Convene learning events to disseminate and reflect on monitoring and evaluation data, findings and conclusions generated by the project
  • Prepare user-friendly summaries of monitoring and evaluation data, findings and conclusions to facilitate learning by Mission staff and other stakeholders
  • Facilitate the development of learning agendas by Mission technical teams and develop research approaches for addressing those agenda

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 8-10 years of experience working in international development.
  • Minimum 5-7 years of experience across a combination of project design, monitoring, evaluation, learning and/or knowledge management, including experience facilitating the use of monitoring, evaluation or research findings to generate learning to improve development programs.
  • A Master’s degree in organizational learning, knowledge management, development studies, development evaluation and management, or other relevant field of study.
  • Prior experience working on donor funded mechanisms, familiarity with USAID program cycle preferred.
  • English fluency is required.
  • Experience in operating in complex, international environments, with multi-cultural and multi-ethnic setting is required.
  • Experience in Afghanistan or conflict environment is preferred.

Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

MSI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer.
To apply: Please visit our website, www.msiworldwide.com

PI97006497

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United Republic of Tanzania: Evaluation Advisor, Tanzania Data for Development, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Organization: Management Systems International
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 31 Mar 2017

Evaluation Advisor, Tanzania Data for Development, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Company Profile: MSI, a Tetra Tech Company, is a Washington, DC metro area international development firm with a 35-year history of delivering development results across the world. Our core expertise is in the fields of monitoring and evaluation (M&E), institutional development, public sector management, governance and anti-corruption. MSI implements nearly 100 projects in 90 countries around the world such as Jordan, Morocco, Lebanon, Syria, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Colombia, and Mexico. As one of the leading companies in our field, MSI has partnered with more than 80 organizations across all sectors of international development with clients ranging from large bilateral and multilateral donors such as USAID, the World Bank and the UNDP to national and local governments, NGOs, think tanks, foundations and universities. For more information on MSI, please visit our website at www.msiworldwide.com.
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Proposal Summary: **
The anticipated, five-year USAID Tanzania Data for Development project will provide USAID/Tanzania with continuous support on performance monitoring, data verification, impact and performance evaluations, research and knowledge management to inform decision-making.

Position Summary:
MSI is seeking a Senior Evaluation Advisor to oversee the design and implementation of all evaluations, assessments and surveys over the life of the project.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide support in designing, implementing and utilizing performance and impact evaluations, sector assessments, baseline surveys, evaluation methodologies, and research methodologies.
  • Supervise project evaluation, capacity building and gender staff to ensure the effective operation of the project.
  • Work with project staff and other stakeholders to ensure the project’s evaluation findings and recommendations are useful and used by stakeholders.
  • Function as acting Chief of Party as needed.

Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree in international development, social science, statistics or related field.
  • At least 5 years of experience in evaluation, assessment and/or research design and implementation.
  • Experience in balancing the statistical validity requirements of rigorous design and the real world conditions of activities on the ground, which require creative and untraditional designs.
  • Expertise in developing experimental and quais-experimental designs to evaluate international development programs.
  • At least 4 years of management/supervisory experience.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English. Kiswahili fluency desired.

Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

MSI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer.

To apply: Please visit our website, www.msiworldwide.com

PI97065960

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How to apply:

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UNFPA-UNICEF Global Programme to Accelerate Action to End Child Marriage

Organization: UN Children’s Fund
Closing date: 17 Feb 2017

The UNICEF and UNFPA Evaluation Offices plan to jointly commission an evaluability assessment of the UNFPA-UNICEF Global Programme to Accelerate Action to End Child Marriage. An evaluability assessment is an exercise to determine the overall readiness of the programme to be evaluated in a reliable and credible fashion and check the coherence and logic of the programme. https://www.unicef.org/evaluation/index_94425.html

As requested, please find below the job description:

1. Team Composition and Consultant Profile

This evaluability exercise is to be carried out by a multi-disciplinary team hired through evaluation professionals. The evaluability assessment team members will not have been involved in the design, implementation or monitoring of the UNFPA-UNICEF Global Programme to Accelerate Action to End Child Marriage during the period under review, nor will they have other conflict of interest or bias on the subject.

The core team is expected to be composed of two internationally recruited core members, including the team leader. The core team should draw upon specialized technical expertise, research and editorial assistance as necessary. The team members must be able to communicate clearly in English and must have excellent analytical and drafting skills. A working knowledge of Portuguese and French will be an advantage, in particular for the data collection phase.

Team Leader – Evaluation Expert – 65 days

The team leader must have an extensive experience in leading evaluability assessments and/or evaluations of a similar size, complexity and character, as well as technical expertise in areas related to child marriage, education, adolescent health, gender equality and women’s empowerment, human rights, behaviour and social change. His/her primary responsibilities will be:

  • guiding and managing the team throughout the evaluability assessment phases;

  • setting out the methodological approach;

  • reviewing and consolidating the team members’ inputs to the evaluability assessment deliverables;

  • liaising with the Joint UNICEF/UNFPA Evaluation Management Group representing the evaluation team in meetings with stakeholders;

  • Delivering the inception reports, and evaluation report (country case study notes) in line with the requested quality standards.

Minimum qualification required:

  • 10 to 15 years of experience conducting or managing evaluations. Preference will be given to candidates with experience conducting evaluability assessments or programmatic evaluations on areas such as adolescents and youth, child marriage, child protection, gender equality and education.

  • Experience working with the United Nations, particularly UNICEF and UNFPA. Preference will be given to candidate who have a strong understanding of UNICEF’s and UNFPA’s policies and programming.

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in Development Studies, Sociology, Economics, Social Studies, International Relations or other related field.

  • Awareness of ethical risks in programming around sensitive issues, both in programme delivery and in all aspects of M&E.

  • Proven skills in evaluation methodology, research analysis, including quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis techniques.

  • Demonstrate expertise/experience in developing results frameworks, tools or guide for monitoring and evaluation;

  • Be fully acquainted with results-based management orientation and practices;

  • Excellent report writing skills, analytical skills, and computer skills.

  • Excellent command in written and spoken English and preferably French.

  • Experience leading teams.

Team Member – Thematic Expert with Evaluation Experience – 60 days

The team member will bring together a complementary and balance combination of the necessary technical expertise in the thematic areas directly relevant to the evaluability assessment (e.g. child marriage, education, adolescent health, gender equality and women’s empowerment, human rights, behaviour and social change). He/She must also have experience in applying evaluation methods in their respective areas of expertise. The team member will:

  • contribute to the design of the evaluability assessment methodology;

  • undertake in-depth documentary review;

  • conduct field work to generate additional evidence from field visits and consultations of a wide range of stakeholders;

  • participate in team meetings, including with stakeholders;

  • prepare inputs and make contributions to the evaluability assessment deliverables.

Minimum qualification required:

  • 5 to 10 years of experience in relevant programming areas. Preference will be given to candidates with experience conducting evaluability assessments or programmatic evaluations on reducing child marriage including child protection, adolescent health, gender equality and education.

  • Experience working with the United Nations, particularly UNICEF and UNFPA. Preference will be given to candidate who have a strong understanding of UNICEF’s and UNFPA’s policies and programming.

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in Development Studies, Sociology, Economics, Social Studies, International Relations or other related field.

  • Proven skills in, research analysis, including quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis techniques.

  • Demonstrate expertise/experience in developing results frameworks, tools or guide for monitoring and evaluation;

  • Be fully acquainted with results-based management orientation and practices;

  • Excellent report writing skills, analytical skills, and computer skills.

  • Excellent command in written and spoken English and preferably French.

How to apply:

How to apply:

Interested individuals should send an Application Package clearly indicating the position being applied for:

  1. Team Leader – Evaluation Expert
  2. Team Member – Thematic Expert with Evaluation Experience

The Application Package should include the following:

  1. Cover letter, indicating why you are applying for the consultancy and how your qualifications match the ToR for the “*UNFPA-UNICEF Global Programme to Accelerate Action to End Child Marriage: Evaluability Assessment*”;

  2. Updated CV/Resume, and completed Personal history Profile (P11); a blank P11 can be found at http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/P11.doc ;

  3. A sample report of a similar exercise/subject or an evaluation report, with a clear indication of the applicant’s contribution in the report; (hyperlinks to the document are preferred);

  4. Availability and daily fee;

The application should be sent to evalofficeapplications@unicef.org , no later than close of business on 17 February 2017.

Candidates should also indicate in the email subject the consultancy they are applying for, as follows:

Email Subject: Application for UNFPA-UNICEF Global Programme to Accelerate Action to End Child Marriage: Evaluability Assessment – Team Leader;

Email Subject: Application for UNFPA-UNICEF Global Programme to Accelerate Action to End Child Marriage: Evaluability Assessment – Team Member;

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Uganda: Manager, Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning (MERL)

Organization: FHI 360
Country: Uganda
Closing date: 02 Mar 2017

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research and technology — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today’s interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of: Manager, Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning Manager (MERL)

Description:

FHI 360 is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning Manager (MERL) for an anticipated USAID-funded project in Uganda. The project will work to enable vulnerable households in Uganda to improve nutrition and achieve sustainable food and livelihood security.

The Manager, MERL will be responsible for the design, implementation and technical quality of all monitoring, evaluation, research and learning activities on the project. The position will be based in Eastern Uganda and will report to the Chief of Party. Recruitment is contingent upon successful award of the project and the selection of final applicant is subject to USAID approval.

The expected duration of the project is five years and it is expected that the position will be based in Kampala. Availability of this position is contingent upon release of a solicitation (RFA/RFP) by USAID and recruitment is contingent upon successful award of the project to FHI 360 and final USAID approval of the candidate.

Job Summary / Responsibilities:

  • Lead the design and implementation of the project’s monitoring and evaluation activities, including: development of the project’s Performance Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning (MERL)
  • Plan development and monitoring of project indicators; implementation of baseline, midterm and end line studies; oversight of data collection and analysis; synthesis of data and study outcome reports; quality assurance and auditing of data
  • Lead the design and implementation of the project’s research activities, including operations research, performance evaluations, impact evaluations and/or rapid/special studies. Lead efforts to identify key research questions and develop studies that test innovative strategies for addressing improving the quality and uptake of key services by targeted populations
  • Lead a robust learning agenda, designing and implementing mechanisms for continuous learning, collaboration, and adaptation for project staff, partners, donors, host country government counterparts and other stakeholders
  • Oversee the dissemination of information on successful and promising approaches, lessons learned and other program results to local, national and regional-level intergovernmental bodies, donors, partners and other stakeholders. Promote forums which facilitate collaboration, learning and action as a result of this information among these actors
  • Ensure that data from the project is fed into national health management information systems and promote its use among stakeholders for learning and policy development and programming
  • Build capacity of staff, implementing partners, government counterparts, and other stakeholders in program monitoring and evaluation, data collection and management, and research and learning methods
  • Ensure research implementation adheres to FHI 360 and international policies and standards and remains technically and ethically sound. Usher research protocols through FHI 360 Internal Review Board and national external review processes
  • Monitor and maintain relevant protocols, instruments, data sets, manuals, training materials and reports
  • Oversee a team of MERL staff for the project and ensure clear roles and responsibilities and lines of communication are maintained amongst the team members
  • Contribute to work plans, quarterly and annual reports, financial reports, and other reports and papers summarizing project results and evidence

Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree or higher in monitoring and evaluation, public health, international health, evaluation research, biostatistics, statistics, economics, or a related field required
  • 10 – 15 years’ experience in international public health monitoring, evaluation and research efforts. 5+ of those years should include work in nutrition and integrated development
  • Strong quantitative and qualitative analytical skills and ability to articulate technical information clearly and effectively to both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Demonstrated experience in implanting rigorous quantitative and qualitative research and evaluation studies to international ethical standards
  • Strong skills using MS Excel Word, PowerPoint and Access, and at least one data management software program (SAS, STATA, and SPSS) and experience training others in its use is highly desirable
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities, depth and breadth of technical and management expertise and experience, and strong interpersonal, writing, and oral presentation skills
  • Experience with a USG cooperative agreement preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to create and maintain effective working relations with host country government personnel, stakeholders, NGO partners, and international donor agencies
  • Strong interpersonal, writing and oral presentation skills in English
  • Ability to work independently and manage a high volume work flow

This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.
We offer competitive compensation and an outstanding benefit package. Please click here to visit FHI 360’s Career Center for a list of all open positions.
FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. FHI 360 is an equal employment and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other status or characteristic protected under applicable law.

How to apply:

https://jobs-fhi360.icims.com/jobs/18202/manager%2c-monitoring%2c-evaluation%2c-research-and-learning-%28merl%29/job?mode=view&mobile=false&width=557&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false&jan1offset=-300&jun1offset=-240

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France: Chargé(e) de recherche Qualité et Redevabilité

Organization: Groupe Urgence – Réhabilitation – Développement
Country: France
Closing date: 26 Feb 2017

Dans le cadre de son positionnement actuel comme l’un des acteurs de la réflexion et d’élaboration de propositions concrètes pour l’amélioration de la qualité de l’aide, le Groupe URD offre un nouveau poste de chargé(e) de recherche Qualité et Redevabilité.

Nous recherchons des personnes engagées et désireuses de s’investir sur ces sujets et domaines d’activités pour participer activement à l’amélioration des pratiques humanitaires. Le ou la candidat(e) choisi(e) rejoindra l’équipe du Groupe URD et participera à la production de connaissances, à l’élaboration de recommandations pour le secteur et à l’accompagnement à la mise en œuvre de ces recommandations et/ou de nouvelles approches.

La personne retenue contribuera aux travaux de recherche et d’accompagnement liés à la gestion de la qualité de l’aide et participera aux réflexions menées autour du logiciel de gestion de projet proposé par le Groupe URD (Sigmah).

Participation aux travaux de recherche opérationnelle relatifs à la qualité de l’aide :

  • Suivi et analyse des développements au niveau national et international sur la question de la qualité de l’aide (système de M&E, mécanismes d’apprentissage, etc.) et la redevabilité (initiatives de certification, évolution des modalités d’engagement avec populations, élaboration ou consolidation de normes, etc.) ;

  • Approfondissement de la question du lien entre gestion de la qualité et systèmes d’information (notamment avec le logiciel Sigmah), adaptée au secteur de l’aide internationale ;

  • Implications des développements des exigences et engagements internationaux, notamment ceux du Grand Bargain et du Sommet Humanitaire Mondial (par exemple, utilisation du IATI, marqueur de localisation, etc.) sur les organisations humanitaires ;

  • Élaboration de propositions pour l’amélioration de la gestion de la qualité de l’aide (notamment pour une mise à jour de la méthode COMPAS Qualité au regard du CHS) ;

  • Participation et animation d’espaces de réflexion sur ces sujets (appui notamment à l’animation de la coopérative de pilotage du projet Sigmah);

  • Écriture d’articles et de documents d’analyse ou de propositions sur ces sujets.

Accompagnement pour le renforcement des capacités des organisations et de la qualité de l’aide :

  • Analyse des besoins en formation sur les sujets de la qualité de l’aide, la gestion du cycle de projet, le logiciel Sigmah ;

  • Montage/amélioration de modules de formation sur ces sujets ;

  • Animation de formations sur ces sujets (en français et en anglais), notamment dans le cadre des Observatoires que le Groupe URD met en place sur le terrain ;

  • Structuration d’une offre d’accompagnement à l’adoption d’une démarche Qualité/du logiciel Sigmah ;

  • Mise en œuvre de processus d’accompagnement et en premier lieu au sein du Groupe URD dans le cadre de sa démarche Qualité en cours de déploiement.

Activités transversales :

  • Veille, suivi et analyse des évolutions et besoins du secteur et des organisations sur les enjeux de gestion et de qualité ;

  • Participation à des missions de d’appui stratégique et institutionnel et à des d’évaluations ;

  • Appui à la stratégie de communication projets, externe et interne ;

Formation :

  • Formation de niveau Bac + 5 dans les domaines de la gestion de la qualité ou en gestion des organisations

Expérience :

  • Expérience en tant que chargé de processus qualité ou d’accompagnement à la mise en place de démarche institutionnelle (3 ans minimum) ;

  • Connaissance du secteur humanitaire / solidarité internationale indispensable ;

  • Expérience de terrain ;

  • Expérience de conduite de travaux de recherche et publications ;

  • Expérience en formation pour adultes indispensable.

Capacités :

  • Capacité d’analyse, de synthèse et de rédaction, enclin aux travaux d’écriture ;

  • Connaissance des techniques de participation et de pédagogie pour adultes, ainsi que d’animation d’équipe

  • Maîtrise des outils informatiques : suite Office et d’outils et/ou logiciels de gestion de projet. La connaissance de logiciels libres est un atout.

  • Excellente capacité d‘écoute, de communication et de négociation,

  • Capacité à fournir une importante charge de travail, parfois sous pression

  • Capacité d’organisation et d’autonomie, de priorisation, force de proposition et d’innovation

  • Disponibilité pour des déplacements dans des conditions difficiles (inconfort, insécurité, etc.).

Langues :

  • Très bonne maîtrise de l’anglais et du français (oral ET écrit), la maîtrise de l’espagnol et/ou d’autres langues est un plus.

Conditions :

  • Temps plein ;

  • Poste en CDI, basé au siège social de l’organisation (Plaisians, Drôme provençale) ;

  • Statut cadre ;

  • Déplacements fréquents en Europe et/ou sur les terrains d’intervention humanitaire ;

  • Salaire en fonction de l’expérience et la formation, basé sur la grille salariale du Groupe URD.

How to apply:

Envoyer votre CV et lettre de motivation à Juliette Haïm : ressourceshumaines@urd.org avant le 26 février 2017

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M&E Specialist – Professional Engineering Institutes, sub-Saharan Africa

Organization: Royal Academy of Engineering
Closing date: 20 Feb 2017

The Royal Academy of Engineering is the UK’s national engineering academy. We bring together the most successful and talented engineers for a shared purpose: to advance and promote excellence in engineering. We provide analysis and policy support to promote the UK’s role as a great place to do business. We take a lead on engineering education and we invest in the UK’s world-class research base to underpin innovation. We work to improve public awareness and understanding of engineering.
We are a national academy with a global outlook.

GCRF Africa Catalyst launched in September 2016, and is funded by the UK Government’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) under the UK’s Official Development Assistance (ODA).

The overarching aim of the programme is to ensure that there is sufficient, and appropriately skilled, local engineering capacity to participate in and drive national and regional development in sub-Saharan Africa. GCRF Africa Catalyst helps achieving this by focussing on better connecting Professional Engineering Institutes (PEIs), Engineering Councils/Associations and other organisations working to strengthening engineering capacity.

In September 2016, the Academy appointed an external UK consultant to create a suggested programme plan for 2017-18. The final recommendations were delivered in a report in January 2017.

In December 2016, the Academy partnered with 15 organisations across nine countries in sub-Saharan Africa to run six-month long pilot projects. We are now looking to do a mid-term evaluation of those projects and are seeking an expert in monitoring and evaluation to carry out this important work.

How to apply:

Please contact Louise Olofsson, GCRF Programme Manager, to request a full ITT if you are interested in this position: louise.olofsson@raeng.org.uk

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United States of America: Monitoring & Evaluation Consultant

Organization: Population Services International
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 05 Mar 2017

Job title: M&E Consultant

Department: Family Planning and Reproductive Health (FP/RH)

Based in Washington, D.C.

Up to 25% international travel

Reports to the Adolescents 360 (A360) Project Director

Who we are

We’re Population Services International (PSI), the world’s leading non-profit social marketing organization. We work to make it easier for people in the developing world to be healthy by providing access to products and services that range from mosquito nets to HIV testing.

There are over 9,000 “PSI’ers” around the world. It’s a diverse group of entrepreneurs and professionals with an unusually wide range of backgrounds – from the medical industry to the music business – all with unique skills we bring to the job.

Join us!

PSI seeks an M&E Consultant to support the creation of a flexible, feasible, and nimble monitoring plan for the exciting A360 project that addresses adolescent girls’ sexual and reproductive health in Ethiopia, Nigeria, and Tanzania.

With the generous support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF), PSI is implementing A360, an innovative investment with a consortium of partners including the Society for Family Health/Nigeria (SFH/Nigeria), Triggerise, the Center on the Developing Adolescent from the University of California, Berkeley, and IDEO.org. The project is working with adolescents, young people, parents, community members, providers, and policy makers in Ethiopia, Nigeria, and Tanzania to design scalable, cost-effective models aimed at increasing voluntary, modern contraceptive use among adolescent girls aged 15-19.

A draft monitoring plan for the project has been completed, but it requires refinement to meet the rigorous criteria of the donors, while also meeting programmatic needs for flexibility and creativity in reporting and learning and providing a key data source to the project’s external evaluation.

We seek a creative and self-motivated M&E Consultant with in-depth field experience in the design and implementation of large-scale monitoring plans to capture and drive program achievements. Experience with multi-country projects and/or M&E for adolescent and youth sexual and reproductive health programs is a plus.

Sound like you? Read on.

Your contribution

You will:

You will work closely with country-level programmatic and M&E teams in the three countries and consult with the project’s external evaluation team to refine a draft monitoring plan for the A360 project focusing on making it more:

  • Feasible and in line with budget requirements,
  • Nimble and flexible,
  • Well-understood by both the in-country program and M&E staff, and
  • Acceptable to donors.

We currently expect to need a consultant for about 30 days in January-March 2017 for this very high-profile project. Much of this work may be done remotely, but the consultant should expect to spend 4-5 days in each project country (Ethiopia, Nigeria, and Tanzania) working closely with the country office M&E and program teams. This position will require close coordination and collaboration with country teams as well as with PSI’s Evidence Teams such as Evidence for Implementation, Strategic Research and Evaluation, Program Analytics, and the RH Health Researchers.

Specific Deliverables:

  • A final monitoring plan, including tools, templates and detailed budget (agreed on by country teams);
  • Design and deliver training on the monitoring plan including tools and templates for data collection, and reporting and presentation to project staff both core and country-level; and
  • Presentation of the monitoring plan to Gates and CIFF representatives and the external evaluation team.

What are we looking for?

The basics

  • Masters or doctorate degree in public health, health informatics, information sciences, behavioral sciences, epidemiology, population studies, or a related field.
  • 10 years of experience creating and leading implementation of large, complex, national or multinational M&E efforts preferably in the area of reproductive health and contraception.
  • Proven experience designing and implementing M&E frameworks, including: routine data collection, data quality assurance, and data use.
  • Demonstrated experience working in sub-Saharan Africa, preferably in the Horn of Africa, the Sahel and/or southern Nigeria.
  • Expertise in adolescent sexual and reproductive health highly desired.
  • Expertise in collecting contraceptive service delivery data in a variety of service delivery settings (public, private, and outreach).
  • Knowledge of DHIS2 desirable.
  • Experience with electronic data collection and mHealth solutions highly desirable.
  • Ability to interpret data and explain findings to non-technical audiences.
  • Demonstrated experience with data analysis and visualization solutions.
  • Experience on engaging beneficiaries such as youth in data collection.
  • Excellent English written, verbal, and inter-personal communication skills.
  • Experience and excellence in working with large, multinational, and intercultural teams.
  • High-level attention to detail and effective time management skills.

What would get us excited?

  • Pragmatic: You have deep experience with M&E and with a focus on practical, cost-effective, and creative solutions to collecting data in challenging circumstances and presenting it in ways that allow programmers to use it to guide decisions.

  • Strong Communicator: You communicate effectively with researchers and non-researchers along a variety of learning curves and needs. You have excellent written, verbal, and inter-personal communication skills and an ability to train others.

  • Creative: You see figuring out the challenge of collecting sensitive data from adolescents through a highly novel program design as an exciting contribution to the field of public health. You have attacked thorny M&E challenges with success.

  • Self-starter: You can work independently, manage your own projects, and meet deadlines.

PLEASE INCLUDE DAILY RATE IN YOUR APPLICATION.

PSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of actual or perceived race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, personal appearance, matriculation, political affiliation, family status or responsibilities, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, childbirth, related medical conditions or breastfeeding, genetic information, amnesty, veteran, special disabled veteran or uniform service member status or employment status.

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United States of America: Adolescent Reproductive Health Evidence Advisor

Organization: Population Services International
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 05 Mar 2017

Job title: Adolescent Reproductive Health (RH) Evidence Advisor

Department: Family Planning and Reproductive Health (FP/RH)

Based in Washington, D.C.; Up to 30% international travel

Reports to the Adolescents 360 (A360) Project Director

Who we are

We’re Population Services International (PSI), the world’s leading non-profit social marketing organization. We work to make it easier for people in the developing world to be healthy by providing access to products and services that range from mosquito nets to HIV testing.

There are over 9,000 “PSI’ers” around the world. It’s a diverse group of entrepreneurs and professionals with an unusually wide range of backgrounds – from the medical industry to the music business – all with unique skills we bring to the job.

Join us!

PSI is currently implementing a multi-year year project for an estimated $30 million to increase both demand for and access to a full range of quality, voluntary contraceptive services for adolescents in Ethiopia, Nigeria and Tanzania. This project is taking a multi-disciplinary user-centered design approach to developing youth-focused RH interventions. The Adolescent RH Evidence Advisor will lead the development and implementation of a monitoring strategy for the project and support the project’s aims in capturing and sharing evidence to support replication of strategies the project develops. This position will require close coordination and collaboration with country teams as well as with PSI’s Evidence Teams such as Evidence for Implementation, Strategic Research and Evaluation, Program Analytics and the RH Health Researchers. The Adolescent RH Evidence Advisor will report to the Project Director. The position is based in Washington, DC with approximately 30% travel.

Sound like you? Read on.

Your contribution

You will:

  • Develop and implement a comprehensive and responsive monitoring strategy for the project, working closely with a range of key stakeholders, including country programmatic teams, country M&E teams, and the project’s external evaluation team.
  • Ensure the application of global best practices in the generation and use of routine data for this adolescent reproductive health project, taking into account PSI’s frameworks for routine monitoring and countries’ existing monitoring systems.
  • Design data quality assurance mechanisms and validate data.
  • Design approaches to assess and learn from prototyping and piloting during the design process.
  • Design strategies for engaging with youth in data collection, interpretation and analysis.
  • Work with project countries to analyze routine data from project monitoring and the design process to provide evidence to develop adolescent youth RH interventions and ensure continuous improvement, with a particular focus on the use of programmatic dashboards for decision making.
  • Support project team on data interpretation and promote regular use of data for decision-making and program improvement.
  • Disseminate best practices throughout PSI using various capacity building and communication channels (e.g. trainings, toolkits, teleconferences).
  • Support the implementation of research protocols as identified by the project, together with regional experts and project stakeholders.
  • Contribute to constant documentation of the project to assist with the project’s external evaluation.
  • Contribute to the evidence base by authoring articles and publishing in peer-reviewed journals; providing support to country-level teams for publications; presenting at conferences and meetings; and documenting lessons learned for internal and external stakeholders.

What are we looking for?

The basics

  • Masters or doctorate degree in public health, health informatics, information sciences, behavioral sciences, epidemiology, population studies, or a related field.
  • 10 years of experience creating and leading implementation of complex, national or multinational M&E efforts in the area of reproductive health and contraception.
  • Excellent research skills, including demonstrated ability to design and execute quantitative and qualitative research studies in challenging data and operations environments.
  • Proven experience designing and implementing M&E frameworks, including: routine data collection, data quality assurance, and data use (preferably for public health interventions).
  • Proven experience mentoring and increasing capacity of colleagues to use data in program implementation.
  • Demonstrated experience working in sub-Saharan Africa, preferably in the Horn of Africa, the Sahel and/or southern Nigeria.
  • Expertise in adolescent sexual and reproductive health highly desired.
  • Expertise in collecting contraceptive service delivery data in a variety of service delivery settings (public, private, and outreach).
  • Knowledge of DHIS2 desirable.
  • Experience with electronic data collection and mHealth solutions highly desirable.
  • Ability to interpret data and explain findings to non-technical audiences.
  • Demonstrated experience with data analysis and visualization solutions.
  • Experience engaging beneficiaries such as youth in data collection.
  • Excellent English written, verbal and inter-personal communication skills.
  • Experience and excellence in working with large, diverse teams.
  • High-level attention to detail and effective time management skills.

What would get us excited?

  • Pragmatic: You have deep experience with M&E and with a focus on practical, cost-effective, and creative solutions to collecting data in challenging circumstances and presenting it in ways that allow programmers to use it to guide decisions.

  • Strong Communicator: You communicate effectively with researchers and non-researchers along a variety of learning curves and needs. You have excellent written, verbal, and inter-personal communication skills and an ability to train others.

  • Creative: You see figuring out the challenge of collecting sensitive data from adolescents through a highly novel program design as an exciting contribution to the field of public health. You have attacked thorny M&E challenges with success.

  • Self-starter: You can work independently, manage your own projects, and meet deadlines.

STATUS

  • Exempt
  • Level 6
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States. PSI will not consider work visa sponsorship for this position

PSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of actual or perceived race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, personal appearance, matriculation, political affiliation, family status or responsibilities, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, childbirth, related medical conditions or breastfeeding, genetic information, amnesty, veteran, special disabled veteran or uniform service member status or employment status.

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France: Commande d’une évaluation finale externe de l’action « Nouvelles libertés d’expressions, citoyennes et numériques en Méditerranée – EBTICAR MEDIA »

Organization: CFI
Country: France
Closing date: 27 Feb 2017

CFI souhaite procéder à l’évaluation finale externe de l’action dénommée ” Nouvelles libertés d’expressions, citoyennes et numériques en Méditerranée » (ci-dessous dénommée ” EBTICAR-MEDIA »), financée par l’Union Européenne sous la forme d’un contrat de subventions dont CFI est le coordinnateur (budget Line 19.08.01.1, Appel à projets intitulé ” MEDIA ET CULTURE, DEUX VECTEURS-CLE DE DEVELOPPEMENT DANS LE SUD DE LA MEDITERRANEE », référence EUROPEAID/134169/C/ACT/ MULTI), menée de janvier 2014 à fin avril 2017.

Cette action dénommée ” EBTICAR-MEDIA » (pour E-Booster for Technical and Innovative Contents in the Arab Region et ” ebticar » qui signifie ” innovation » en arabe) mise en œuvre par CFI avec quatre partenaires, à savoir la Fondation Samir KASSIR (FSK), l’association BABELMED (BABELMED), la Fondation Anna LINDH (FAL) et EXPERTISE France (EF), a pour objectif général de contribuer au débat démocratique et au développement économique du Sud de la Méditerranée par le renforcement des médias et pour objectif spécifique de consolider l’offre d’informations en ligne et de mieux intégrer les médias en ligne dans leur environnement socio-professionnel pour qu’ils soient davantage en mesure d’offrir une information fiable et diversifiée aux populations.

Cette évaluation finale externe doit nécessairement fournir au bailleur de fonds principal de l’action, à savoir l’Union Européenne, à CFI, cofinanceur et implémenteur de l’action, et aux partenaires une analyse critique et objective des résultats de l’action ” EBTICAR-MEDIA » qui a duré 40 mois (36 mois + une prolongation de 4 mois).

Le cabinet d’évaluation sera sélectionné selon son approche méthodologique, sa connaissance de la région et des médias en ligne. Sa connaissance des mécanismes de l’aide au développement et des contrats de subvention EuropeAid constituera un plus dans la sélection.

Les langues de communication utilisées dans le cadre de cette évaluation seront le français, avec les parties prenantes françaises et pour la rédaction du rapport d’évaluation, l’anglais avec les parties prenantes des autres pays d’Europe et enfin l’arabe avec les interlocuteurs locaux. L’évaluateur devra être capable de s’exprimer et de comprendre la langue de ses interlocuteurs.

L’évaluation se déroulera en cinq phases :

Phase 1 – Cadrage de l’étude : Cette phase est destinée à un échange entre l’évaluateur sélectionné et le comité de pilotage pour apporter les précisions utiles sur les attentes de CFI, sur le matériel remis à cette occasion à l’évaluateur (documentation, liste des contacts pour les entretiens), sur l’organisation générale de l’évaluation et la présentation des divers livrables.

Livrable : après les entretiens de cadrage et l’étude des principaux documents, l’évaluateur remet au commanditaire une note de cadrage (de 5 à 10 pages) dans laquelle :

. il résume les objectifs et la problématique de l’évaluation,

. il révise et précise si nécessaire sa matrice d’évaluation.

Délai : la note est envoyée au commanditaire dans un délai d’une semaine à compter de l’entretien de cadrage.

Validation : la note est présentée par l’évaluateur au cours d’une réunion avec le comité de pilotage, qui la valide et formule ses observations.

Phase 2 – Etude documentaire, entretiens en présentiel à Paris (CFI, EI), à Bruxelles (Union Européenne), à Rome, Italie (BABELMED), entretiens dans un premier temps à distance (par téléphone ou par skype) auprès des deux autres partenaires : la Fondation Samir KASSIR à Beyrouth, Liban et la Fondation Anna LINDH, Alexandrie, Egypte, et les représentants des bénéficiaires directs des 19 projets lauréats : l’évaluateur étudie les documents remis par CFI en phase 1, ainsi que ceux qui pourraient lui être remis au cours des entretiens en phase 2 ; il effectue les entretiens utiles à partir de la liste des contacts qui lui sera remise dès la notification du marché.

Une réunion de débriefing de l’évaluateur avec le comité de pilotage sera organisée, pour valider la phase 2 d’étude documentaire, d’entretiens en présentiel en France, en Belgique et en Italie, et d’entretiens à distance auprès des autres parties prenantes et des bénéficiaires directs, préalable à la phase 3, correspondant à la préparation des missions de terrain.

Phase 3 – Préparation des missions de terrain (au minimum quatre pays visités, à savoir l’Algérie, l’Egypte, le Liban, la Tunisie) : élaboration de guides d’entretiens et de questionnaires, et – dans la mesure du possible – préparation de l’enquête qualitative à destination des bénéficiaires finaux :

Cette phase correspond à la préparation des missions de terrain, au cours de laquelle l’évaluateur affinera sa connaissance des deux partenaires locaux (FSK à Beyrouth au Liban, FAL à Alexandrie en Egypte), des 19 projets lauréats, des bénéficiaires directs de l’action et ceux de certaines des activités mises en œuvre par les lauréats dans le cadre du développement de leur projet. L’équipe ” évaluation EBTICAR-MEDIA » de CFI sera associée au choix de l’évaluateur quant aux interlocuteurs des projets bénéficiaires directs à rencontrer dans la phase 4.

L’évaluateur est également encouragé à mettre en place une étude qualitative auprès d’un panel de bénéficiaires finaux des activités (internautes, utilisateurs d’applications, etc.), notamment sous forme de focus groupe, en présentiel ou sous forme de questionnaires en ligne, dans quelques-uns des pays bénéficiaires.

Une réunion de débriefing de la phase 4 sera être organisée à CFI entre l’évaluateur et l’équipe ” évaluation EBTICAR-MEDIA » de CFI, avant les missions de terrain, notamment pour un briefing sécurité avec le référent sécurité à CFI.

Phase 4 – Missions de terrain (au minimum quatre pays visités, à savoir l’Algérie, l’Egypte, le Liban, la Tunisie).

Sur place, l’évaluateur rencontrera les représentants des partenaires locaux (la Fondation Samir KASSIR, à Beyrouth, au Liban et la Fondation Anna LINDH à Alexandrie, en Egypte), les représentants de projets lauréats, bénéficiaires directs concernés par l’action à évaluer, les bénéficiaires des activités mises en œuvre dans le cadre des projets subventionnés (cf. annexe 1), ainsi que – dans la mesure du possible – un panel de bénéficiaires finaux. Les rendez-vous seront organisés par l’évaluateur, en individuel, ou en groupe, selon la méthodologie qui sera proposée par l’évaluateur.

Une vigilance particulière en matière de sécurité devra être apportée tout au long de ces missions, surtout si l’évaluateur décide d’élargir ses missions sur le terrain à la Libye et à la Turquie (pour y évaluer les projets menés par les lauréats syriens).

Au retour des missions de terrain et préalablement à la rédaction du rapport d’évaluation, une réunion de débriefing sera organisée à CFI entre l’évaluateur et l’équipe ” évaluation EBTICAR-MEDIA » de CFI.

Phase 5 – Rédaction du rapport d’évaluation : cette phase est décomposée en deux étapes, la rédaction du projet de rapport d’évaluation et sa finalisation.

¤ Projet complet de rapport d’évaluation : le projet de rapport lui-même ne dépasse pas 50 pages, hors annexes. Il comprend une synthèse de 5 à 10 pages reprenant l’essentiel du bilan, des appréciations, des bonnes pratiques et des recommandations de l’évaluateur et un tableau des points forts et points faibles (type matrice SWOT).

Délai : le projet de rapport est remis au moins 15 jours avant la date définitive de remise au rapport finalisé.

Validation : le projet de rapport est présenté au comité de pilotage qui le valide et fait part de ses observations.

Il présente l’essentiel des résultats, y compris les observations formulées lors des réunions de restitution. Les programmes détaillés réalisés au cours des missions sur le terrain sont annexés. Les noms et fonctions des personnes rencontrées sont indiqués.

¤ Rapport final d’évaluation : le rapport final prend en compte les observations éventuelles du comité de pilotage.

Délai : Le rapport final est adressé au commanditaire au plus tard le 30 juin 2017.

Validation : le rapport final est validé par courrier électronique du commanditaire.

How to apply:

http://www.cfi.fr/fr/content/appels-doffres

  • Règlement de la consultation de l’évaluation EBTICAR-MEDIA
  • Cahier des charges techniques de l’évaluation EBTICAR-MEDIA
  • Acte d’engagement de l’évaluation EBTICAR-MEDIA

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South Africa: Communications and M&E Specialist

Organization: Southern African Development Community Groundwater Management Institute
Country: South Africa
Closing date: 17 Feb 2017

The incumbent will be responsible for outreach, awareness raising, dialogue and advocacy work; monitoring and reporting of SADC-GMI activities as well as managing the access and exchange of information and knowledge using ICT, print, audio and visual media. S/he will report directly to the Director of SADC-GMI.

Key responsibilities of this position include:

· Supporting the Director of the SADC-GMI with the day-to-day running of the Communication and monitoring and evaluation (M&E) functions supported in the SADC-GMI Articles of Association and its Business Plan.

· Ensuring that the M&E framework is aligned to the Results Framework and indicators of the GEF-5 focal area for International Waters, the CIWA multi-donor Trust-fund, and the World Bank’s core indicators

· Supporting the SADC-GMI Director in organising the multi-stakeholder mid-term review and preparation of the completion report upon project closing

· Assisting the Senior Groundwater Specialist in the collection, assessment and integration of the available deliverables of the predecessor Groundwater Drought Management Programme (GDMP) (includes research reports and data, mapping, communication materials, website, and groundwater monitoring tools and IT-equipment) into the SADC-GMI activities

· Building a platform and networks of cooperation and knowledge-sharing, connecting stakeholders such as experts, decision-makers, and representatives from groundwater-dependent sectors as well as international groundwater agencies

· Serving as key expert for awareness raising, knowledge management and communication involving the critical activities to inform, engage and maintain dialogue with key stakeholders at all levels through implementing a graphic profile and communication activities, running an updated SADC-GMI website, disseminating information and knowledge and developing online learning platforms

· Building the capacity of SADC-GMI staff and key stakeholders in the development, implementation and use of the communication, ICT and monitoring and evaluation systems

· Supporting the SADC-GMI Director and the entire team in the production of monthly, quarterly, semi-annual, annual and adhoc reports as necessary

The ideal Communications and M&E Specialist must meet the following criteria:

· At least a degree level qualification with majors in communications and monitoring & evaluation, or related disciplines with key qualifications in these relevant fields;

· At least 10 years of working experience in related fields performing core functions in institutional/project communications as well as monitoring and evaluation using various methods including the print, visual and ICT applications;

· Previous working experience in the water sector within sub-Saharan Africa and particularly in the SADC region is an asset

· Demonstrated knowledge or ability to work on the development and operation of computer based databases and learning platforms is critical;

· Excellent computer skills, including MS office programs (MS Access/Excel/Project);

· Knowledge of specific Monitoring & Evaluation software applications is an advantage;

· Excellent knowledge of English (writing, reading and speaking)

· Fluency in the other SADC Languages (French, or Portuguese) is desirable

· Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply

How to apply:

View the full job descriptions and application instructions on the Vacancies page at www.actionappointments.co.za *and email your application by Friday 17th February 2017 to* tracy@actionappointments.co.za

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Turkey: Request for interested parties for monitoring of Syria based

Organization: Relief International
Country: Turkey
Closing date: 09 Feb 2017

Request from interested parties for monitoring of Syria based health project for

Relief International Turkey

1. Background

Over the past few months activities are ongoing on the creation of a very unique medical structure in Syria. Relief International (RI) is inviting suitable qualified firms or individuals to support its monitoring and evaluation efforts on the structure.

The main objective of the consultancy is to visit the structure carry out monitoring, evaluation and quality control of activities and report back to Relief International with a full and comprehensive report.

The Consultant will report to the program manager and M&E Manager directly and hand in the full report (electronic and or hard copy) for approval by the program manager.

Construction related activities are ongoing on site, the existing structure is being rehabilitated and reinforced; the consultant will be expected to provide a full and comprehensive report of activities. The activities are typical construction activities that can be expected in a health facility – details of activities will be shared with the successful consultant, the successful consultant will be experienced in health facility construction monitoring and or similar facilities.

2. Deliverables

RI expects the consultant shall complete and submit the following deliverables:

  • A report containing at least 750 coded photographs with date and time labels of each photograph adjusting the camera settings.
  • A written report evaluating the different activities based, the report format will be made available to the successful consultant – the activities are typical construction activities aligned with a health facility.
  • While on site the consultant will receive specific instructions from the client via whatsapp – the consultant will respond accordingly by whatsapp in a limited timeframe.
  • Using auto-cad drawings to be provided by the client, the consultant will highlight progress using highlighter markers directly on the provided auto-cad drawings

In addition, raw data from the field will be provided. Draft versions of the reports will be submitted to RI for review before final versions are submitted.

RI aims to adhere to the following tentative timeframe:

Deliverables

Date

Kick-off meeting with RI team for real-time evaluation

Inception report for project

Interviews with stakeholders (key informants, RI staff members)

Draft report to RI

Final report (with raw data)

  1. Qualifications of lead consultant

  2. The consultant shall provide proof of educational achievements which lend themselves to the monitoring and evaluation of construction type activities in a health structure.

  3. Demonstrated experience of monitoring similar projects.

  4. Demonstrated experience with compiling reports and taking photographs.

  5. Financial Proposal

RI expects a fixed fee will be paid based on completion and RI’s acceptance of deliverables. The consultant will be expected to complete the assignment in 5 working days.

5. Criteria for evaluation of Responses

RI will evaluate the responses to this Request for Proposal based on the consultants’ ability to provide a general overview of the services your organization provided in the past including number of years in the business, number of relevant professional consultants or CVs, and experience of working with clients on a similar assignment and experience of follow-up support. Both the technical and financial proposal will be evaluated as per the percent allocation below.

Evaluation Component

Percentage Value

Technical Proposal

70%

Financial Proposal

30%

6. Anticipated Time Frames for Evaluation and Selection Process:

Questions on RFP due: TBC

Responses to RFP due: TBC

Reference checks: To be determined

Finalists Selected: TBC

7. Submission of technical and Financial Proposal

Please submit your technical and financial proposal to the following address by email. No phone calls and any communication should only be through email.

How to apply:

All questions and inquiries regarding Technical proposal should be directed to the following address before 9 Feb 2017

RI Tender Committee

tender.turkey@ri.org

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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: Global Impact Evaluation Adviser – Program Strategy and Impact Team (INT3208)

Organization: Oxfam GB
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Closing date: 27 Feb 2017

ABOUT OXFAM

Oxfam is a global movement of people who won’t live with the injustice of poverty. Together we save and rebuild lives in disasters. We help people build better lives for themselves. We speak out on the big issues that keep people poor, like inequality, discrimination against women and climate change. And we won’t stop until every person on the planet can live without poverty.

OUR TEAM

The Global Impact Evaluation Adviser will join a small, strong team of two other Global Impact Evaluation Advisers who form an important piece of Oxfam GB’s Programme Quality Team. Broadly, the roles will work within the Programme Strategy and Impact Team (PSIT) of Oxfam GB. PSIT holds expertise and advisory capacity in Oxfam GB’s core thematic areas of Women, Water, Work and Inequality as well as expertise in more foundational programme quality specialisms such as analysis, programme design, partnership approaches and monitoring, evaluation and learning. PSIT makes this expertise available to country, regional and global programme teams in order to help drive higher quality programme and learning in Oxfam, and ultimately ensure Oxfam programmes are able to achieve impact at scale for women and men facing poverty and inequality. PSIT works with people and systems across the Oxfam confederation including country, regional and global teams, Oxfam’s knowledge hubs, regional, country and global advisers, funding teams, campaign teams and the humanitarian division to deliver on this vision.

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR

Oxfam GB seeks to recruit a new Global Impact Evaluation Adviser who will play a key role in supporting and enhancing organisational efforts to rigorously evaluate and evidence the impact of selected projects.

How to apply:

Visit : https://jobs.oxfam.org.uk/vacancy/global-impact-evaluation-adviser—program-strategy-and-impact-team-int3208/5366/description/

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WASH Technical Advisor – Humanitarian Surge Team

Organization: Save the Children UK
Closing date: 19 Feb 2017

We are looking for an experienced and flexible individual to join us as WASH Advisor in our Humanitarian Surge Team and be deployed in small or medium scale emergencies or the second phase of a large scale emergency. Internationally mobile, you will join the Save the Children WASH team which works to support newborn and child survival in emergencies.

Working in more than 120 countries, we do whatever it takes to create breakthroughs in the way the world treats children. Our Humanitarian department integrates emergency and development work, through our country programmes. It increases our capacity to meet the assistance and protection needs of children and their families affected by crises. Together, we save children’s lives, fight for their rights and help them fulfil their potential.

As WASH Advisor in the Humanitarian Surge Team you will play an important role within Save the Childrens humanitarian strategy. You will be an active member of Save the Children’s UK’s humanitarian department, and contribute to organisational learning and help build organisation capacity to respond effectively to emergencies world-wide. In addition you will:

  • Work with the Deputy Team Leader – Programmes or Team Leader to develop WASH sector response plans and masterbudgets and contribute to Save the Children’s overall response strategy
  • Support fundraising for the WASH sector, including development of high quality concept notes and proposals, and engagement with donors’ technical advisors
  • Prepare timely programme and donor reports on project activities in compliance with internal SC requirements and any relevant external donor requirements
  • Identify learning and training opportunities for Save the Children staff and partners, conduct relevant trainings using the WASH training modules and work as a mentor and role model for less experienced staff
  • Assist with advocacy activities that target decision-makers in-country.

To be successful you will be educated to Masters level in Public Health, Water Engineering, or a related subject, or have equivalent field experience. Politically and culturally sensitive, you will have previous experience of managing a WASH team at a national level. In addition you will have:

  • Experience of working internationally in WASH-related programmes in a humanitarian or development context
  • Strong influencing skills and experience in advocacy
  • The ability to write clear and well-argued assessment and project reports
  • Proven capacity to supervise, train and coach staff in WASH technical skills
  • A high level of written and spoken English
  • The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult and sometimes insecure working circumstances.

Language skills in French and/or Arabic are desirable, as is experience or knowledge of working and living in relevant regions/contexts.

At Save the Children we are committed to the safeguarding and protection of children in our work. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those who are suitable to work with children are recruited to work for us. This post is subject to a range of vetting checks including a criminal records disclosure.

Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. If you share our mission, are passionate about making it happen and strongly believe you can contribute then join us and we’ll give you every opportunity to succeed. We look forward to hearing from you.

To apply please visit our website.

Closing date: 19th February 2017

Please note, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Thus shortlisting, interviews and assessment mat take place prior to the advert closing date.

How to apply:

To apply please visit our website.

https://jobs.savethechildren.org.uk/vacancy/wash-adviser—humanitarian-surge-team-2944/2970/description/

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WASH Coordinator – Humanitarian Surge Team

Organization: Save the Children UK
Closing date: 19 Feb 2017

Salary: £29,793 per annum + £2,500 Hardship Allowance

Fixed term contract for 24 months

Internationally Mobile with 75 – 80% travel

We are looking for an experienced and flexible individual to join us as WASH Coordinator in our Humanitarian Surge Team and be deployed in small or medium scale emergencies, as well as to support existing humanitarian programmes globally. Internationally mobile, you will join the Save the Children WASH team which works to support newborn and child survival in emergencies.

Working in more than 120 countries, we do whatever it takes to create breakthroughs in the way the world treats children. Our Humanitarian department integrates emergency and development work, through our country programmes. It increases our capacity to meet the assistance and protection needs of children and their families affected by crises. Together, we save children’s lives, fight for their rights and help them fulfil their potential.

As WASH Coordinator in the Humanitarian Surge Team you will play an important role within Save the Children’s humanitarian strategy. You will be an active member of Save the Children’s UK’s humanitarian department, and contribute to organisational learning and help build organisation capacity to respond effectively to emergencies world-wide. In addition you will:

  • Develop project plans and budgets, with support from the Country WASH Sector Advisor and/or other senior programme staff, contributing towards an overall thematic programme plan and masterbudget
  • Prepare and oversee project implementation to ensure timely delivery of project activities
  • Undertake gender analysis on current WASH programmes to review the level of gender sensitivity is designed in and being achieved
  • Conduct pre-crisis and crisis market mapping
  • Identify learning and training opportunities for Save the Children staff and partners, conduct relevant trainings using the WASH training modules and work as a mentor and role model for less experienced staff
  • Assist with advocacy activities that target decision-makers in-country.
  • Support the global WASH team on areas of research, innovation, knowledge management and programme quality development.

To be successful you will be educated to BSc/BA/BEng level in Public Health, Water Engineering, or a related subject, or have equivalent field experience. Politically and culturally sensitive, you will have previous experience of managing a WASH team. In addition you will have:

  • Experience of working internationally in WASH-related programmes in a humanitarian context
  • Knowledge of institutional donors and experience of developing proposals
  • The ability to write clear and well-argued assessment and project reports
  • Experience of training and capacity building WASH staff
  • A high level of written and spoken English
  • The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult and sometimes insecure working circumstances.

Language skills in French and/or Arabic are desirable, as is experience or knowledge of working and living in relevant regions/contexts.

At Save the Children we are committed to the safeguarding and protection of children in our work. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those who are suitable to work with children are recruited to work for us. This post is subject to a range of vetting checks including a criminal records disclosure.

Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. If you share our mission, are passionate about making it happen and strongly believe you can contribute then join us and we’ll give you every opportunity to succeed. We look forward to hearing from you.

Closing date: 19th February 2017

Please note, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Thus shortlisting, interviews and assessment mat take place prior to the advert closing date.

How to apply:

To apply please visit our website via the link below:

https://jobs.savethechildren.org.uk/vacancy/wash-coordinator—humanitarian-surge-team-2945/2971/description/

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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: Head of Quality, Learning & Improvement

Organization: Save the Children UK
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Closing date: 12 Feb 2017

UK PROGRAMME DEVELOPMENT & QUALITY TEAM

Salary: £46,000-53,000

Various Locations

As part of the expansion of our senior team, we are looking for an ambitious and experienced individual to join our UK Programme Development & Quality Team as Head of Quality, Learning & Improvement. You will lead a specialist team to ensure that our UK Programmes are of the highest quality and have robust evidence bases.

Working in more than 120 countries, we do whatever it takes to create breakthroughs in the way the world treats children. Our UK and Global Programmes department delivers humanitarian and development programmes, builds partnerships with institutional donors – including governments, multi-nationals and trusts – and drives lasting change. Together, we save children’s lives, fight for their rights and help them fulfil their potential. In the UK, our new strategy focuses on children in poverty and the early years, and on supporting children coming to the UK as a result of international conflict.

As Head of Quality, Learning & Improvement you will lead evaluation, monitoring, participation and continuous quality improvement strategies across our programmes, maximising our impact on children in the UK. You will ensure there are effective data management systems in place in order to drive programme improvement, evidence improved outcomes and build the evidence base for our programmes. In addition you will:

  • Lead the development and embedding of strategies for programme implementation, adaptation and quality which can be delivered at scale
  • Support co-production and participation across UK Programmes, to ensure our work promotes and reflects the voices and perspectives of children and families
  • Work closely with our national delivery and policy teams, using their frontline expertise to drive programme improvement, and ensuring they have the evidence they need to support programme advocacy and to influence national systems
  • Represent our work on quality, learning and improvement, building strong relationships with partners and ensuring a high profile for our work

To be successful you will need extensive experience of leading programme evaluation, quality management and improvement processes, and an in-depth understanding of evaluation and improvement methodologies. Flexible and proactive, you will have a ‘can do’ attitude and strong skills in managing high performing teams and complex programmes of work. In addition you will have:

  • Substantial experience of delivering sustained improvements to programmes and services and of using data and evidence to drive improvement
  • A good understanding of the early years sector including existing provision and policy, and a sound understanding of the evidence relating to families’ needs and effective interventions
  • A strong track record in securing funding for research and evaluation from a range of sources
  • A commitment to excellence in people management and highly developed management skills
  • The ability to travel frequently within the UK and to spend weekly time in London

At Save the Children we are committed to the safeguarding and protection of children in our work. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those who are suitable to work with children are recruited to work for us. This post is subject to a range of vetting checks including a criminal records disclosure.

Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. If you share our mission, are passionate about making it happen and strongly believe you can contribute then join us and we’ll give you every opportunity to succeed. We look forward to hearing from you.

For more information about this and other senior opportunities in the UK Programme Development & Quality Team, and details of how to apply, please visit our website.

Closing date: Sunday 12th February at midnight

How to apply:

Apply Link below:
https://jobs.savethechildren.org.uk/vacancy/head-of-quality-learning-and-improvement-2957/2983/description/

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Kenya: Baseline Study – Call for Consultancy

Organization: Save the Children
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 15 Feb 2017

Baseline Study for the Integrating Child Protection within the African Peace and Security Architecture 2016-2019 Project.

January, 2017

Terms of Reference

  1. Introduction

Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organization for children. As part of our contribution towards ensuring that every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation, Save the Children has been working with armed forces in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) since 1998 and with the African Union (AU) for the last ten years to promote the rights of children in conflicts, post-conflict and protracted political emergency situations.

Save the Children’s Regional and Multi Country Programme Unit (RMCPU) engages with regional processes to accelerate transformative change for children, in all contexts, in East and Southern Africa by modelling effective program approaches, generating evidence, and influencing sustainable policy change. The unit primarily delivers regional mechanisms and multi-country interventions at Pan African level in East and Southern Africa region. Within a Pan African scope, the Unit additionally hosts Projects with a broad objective of integrating child rights within other regional mechanisms including the African Union (AU) and its institutions- the Africa Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACERWC), East African Community (EAC) and the East African Standby Force (EASF), Southern Africa Development Cooperation (SADC), as well as Multi-country research and advocacy initiatives in partnership with the respective SCI Country Offices and CS members.

  1. Background:

Save the Children has been training military personnel in Africa since 1998, with a focus on pre-deployment training of peacekeepers. This initiative was a response to a key recommendation from the ground-breaking Graça Machel study on the impact of armed conflict on children which clearly stressed the necessity of putting the protection of children on the international peace and security agenda1. Since then Save the Children has addressed child protection needs through training of the military in several regional and country programmes. In East Africa this began with training the Sudanese People’s Liberation Army in South Sudan and the Ugandan National Armed Forces. In West Africa advocacy efforts led to the “Accra Declaration” which called upon the 15 ECOWAS Member States to introduce a course on child rights and child protection into their training curriculum both for their military units and for their peacekeeping contingents. It also called upon ECOWAS to set up a child protection unit within the organisation.

Since 2013, with support from Sida, Save the Children has worked towards strengthening Child Protection in African Union Peace Support Operations. The engagement has borne some incredible results including: The development and adoption of a harmonized and standardized curriculum and standards on child protection and child rights by the ECOWAS Standby Force (ECOWAS-SF), the East African Standby Force (EASF) and the AU Peace Support Operations Division (AU PSOD) respectively, which troop contributing countries are utilizing as their official training curriculum on child protection and child rights for their personnel; the development of a training management system and has provided platforms for learning and sharing information with key stakeholders in PSO through knowledge learning event and symposium. These efforts have enhanced collaborations and synchronized child protection engagements amongst respective PSO actors.

Building on the previous interventions and engagements, Save the Children seeks to continue augmenting efforts to protect girls and boys in conflict settings. As such, the ‘Integrating Child Protection in the African Peace and Security Architecture Project’ aims at strengthening the capacity of the Peace Support Contingents’ in East and West Africa respectively, to effectively deliver their protection mandate by protecting and preserving the rights of children affected armed conflicts. and protracted political disputes. This would be made possible through systematic and standardized, mandatory pre-deployment trainings for troops earmarked for AU mandated missions using qualified trainers, a standardized curriculum and training tools. Though training remains an important component in peace support operations, however for peace support stakeholders to effectively fulfil their mandate in preventing and responding to violence against children, child protection must be an integral part of peace support structures and processes.

Learning from its previous interventions and internal assessments, Save the children in conceptualizing the current project, identified some gaps that limit the protection of girls and boys in conflict situations. These include:

1 Limited capacity within African peace and security institutions to prevent and respond to violence against girls and boys in armed conflict
2 Limited evidence generated on children and armed conflict within the African context to support policy development
3 Peace support operations policy and practice are not informed by the girls and boys affected

  1. Project Goal and Objectives:

Goal: African peace support forces prevent and respond to violence against children

Project purpose: Child Rights and Protection are institutionalized within the African Peace and Security Architecture

Objectives:

1 The AU, Regional Mechanisms /Bodies, and Member States have enhanced their capacity to prevent and respond to violence against children.
2 The AU, Regional Mechanisms/Bodies and Member States have an accountability framework for child protection in place which is implemented and monitored.
3 Policy and practice within Peace Support operations is informed by evidence and learning.
4 Girls and boys affected by armed conflict influence decisions and processes of the AU, Regional, Regional Mechanisms/Bodies and Member States.

To achieve the above objectives, Save the Children will work with existing stakeholders within the AU, Regional Bodies and Regional Mechanisms in East and West Africa, and national armed forces. With respect to the latter the project will place greater emphasis on the major troop contributing countries as a means of achieving impact on the ground. The project will continue to support the work of the ACERWC and engage civil society and girls and boys affected by armed conflict. The project ultimately contributes to Save the Children’s Ambition 2030’s global breakthrough on Child Protection: Violence against children is no longer tolerated.

  1. Purpose of the Baseline:

The overall purpose of the baseline is to develop indicators and establish benchmarks for the Monitoring Evaluation Accountability and Learning (MEAL) plan for the project. The result will be used in measuring and tracking change/trend among the target beneficiaries and project stakeholders.

The specific outputs of the consultancy are as follows:

  • Provide baseline information to aid in developing project progress measurement scales for measuring project progress, achievements and impact hence ensuring accountability and learning.
  • Review and update project MEAL tools, and develop a road map for measuring progress through formulation of clear MEAL indicators for the project;
  • Review and make recommendations to aid in developing a project accountability framework to guide in the process of strengthening the existing accountability mechanisms for monitoring and reporting violence against girls and boys contextualized to PSO situations within AU missions, Regional Economic Communities/Regional Mechanisms and Troop Contributing Countries.
  1. Scope of work

Focus on African Peace and Security Institutions especial, the Eastern African Standby Force (EASF) and ECOWAS Standby Force operational capability and measures put in place to prevent and respond to violence against girls and boys in conflict situations, child protection training criteria for troop and police contributing countries. Review the existing Peace Support Operations policy and practice with a view of identifying avenues for incorporating children’s voices.

  1. Major tasks and deliverables of the study:

    1 Establish a detailed work plan to be approved by the Senior Programme Manager.
    2 Develop and present baseline study design (rationale, methodology) in a kick-off meeting to the team for review of process;
    3 Carry out data collection, analysis, interpretation and write the baseline report with inputs from the team;
    4 Present the baseline findings during the validation and dissemination meetings.

  2. Approach and Methodology:

The lead researcher will propose methodology, tools, work plan and budget for the baseline survey. The lead researcher will also provide a capacity statement showing their previous experience in carrying out this type of work in the same or a similar context.

  1. Time Line

The tentative schedule below foresees the team delivering on both end of project and the training effectiveness evaluation respectively.

Activity

Output

Dates

Inception Briefing and a discussion of the baseline process.

Inception Meeting

20th February, 2017.

Desk review of Documents and Existing MEAL Plans

Recommendations

21st to 23rd February 2017

Consultations with partners

Field visits

27th February to 8th March, 2017

Data Analysis

9th & 10th March, 2017

Submission of draft report and review

13th & 14th March, 2017

Final Report

20th March, 2017

Validation Meeting

24th March, 2017

  1. Competencies:

The consultant (s) shall have extensive experience (at least 5 years) in qualitative and quantitative data collection methodologies and specific skills and experience in developing monitoring and evaluation systems and conducting baseline studies, preferably within the development sector or peace and conflict in East and West Africa.

  • Minimum of Master’s Degree in Development studies, international relations, peace and conflict, humanitarian affairs, law with demonstrated experience in monitoring and evaluation systems.
  • Good understanding of the African Union and its institutions including the regional economic communities and regional mechanisms.
  • Abreast with new trends in monitoring and evaluation techniques across programs and countries;
  • Demonstrate experience conducting participatory research with children
  • Experience in conducting research with a gender lens
  • Good understanding of sensitivity for conflict and security issues on the continent
  • Demonstrated high level of professionalism and an ability to work independently with tight deadlines.
  1. Remuneration

Daily rates will be determined after discussions with the consultant. Save the Children ESARO will cover for the consultant’s air tickets on economy class to relevant field sites, accommodation on bed and breakfast plus airport transfers in the field. All other costs shall be borne directly by the consultant. Remuneration will be based on submission of deliverables. Payment will be made as par the agreed schedule. Taxation laws for Kenya will apply on the overall consultancy fee.

  1. Ethics, Child Safeguarding and Code of Conduct

As the consultant will be working on behalf of Save the Children they will be required to sign and adhere to the Child Safeguarding Policy and ethical guidelines. Note that background checks will be undertaken on all applicants.

The consultant will make clear to all participating stakeholders especially children of all ages that they are under no obligation to participate in the exercise and that it is purely voluntary. All participants will be assured that there will be no negative consequences if they choose not to participate. The consultant must obtain informed consent from all participants, including children and their care-giver if a child is to be interviewed. The consultant must receive prior permission for taking and use of visual still/ moving images for specific purposes. The consultant will assure the participants the anonymity, confidentiality and will assure the visual data is protected and used for agreed purpose only.

As regards the documentation, the title rights, copyrights and all other rights of whatever nature in any materials used or generated under the provisions of this consultancy will exclusively be vested with Save the Children International East Africa Regional Office.

  1. Submitting expressions of interest

Save the Children invites expressions of interest from individuals with the experience and skills described above.

1 Interested consultant must submit the following documents:

1 Cover Letter
2 CV including reference details of previous clients
3 Sample of previous work in similar consultancy work (assessment/survey/baseline assessment), with contact details for commissioning client.
4 Technical proposal including:
5 Detailed interpretation of the ToR
6 Outline of methodology and data collection tools to be used;

  • A timeline of consultant work plan (guided by Section 8 of this document)

    1 Full budget based on activities of the consultant.

    1 If an applicant intends to work in a team, they should indicate all team members and attach their CVs. Clearly highlight the Team leader (whose minimum qualification should be Masters’ Degree)

How to apply:

Application Email: Please apply with a covering letter and up-to-date CV to: ‘MKogi.46969.3830@savethechildrenint.aplitrak.com

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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: Head of Early Learning Services

Organization: Save the Children UK
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Closing date: 05 Feb 2017

UK PROGRAMME DEVELOPMENT & QUALITY TEAM

Salary: £46-53,000

Various UK Locations

As part of the expansion of our senior team, we are looking for an ambitious and experienced individual to join our UK Programme Development & Quality Team as Head of Early Learning Services. You will lead a team in sustaining excellence in Save The Children’s established programmes and supporting innovation in new programmes. The focus is on helping schools and nurseries engage and collaborate with parents in support of children’s learning, and enhancing the support provided by services to children growing up in poverty.

Working in more than 120 countries, we do whatever it takes to create breakthroughs in the way the world treats children. Our UK and Global Programmes department delivers humanitarian and development programmes, builds partnerships with institutional donors – including governments, multi-nationals and trusts – and drives lasting change. Together, we save children’s lives, fight for their rights and help them fulfil their potential. In the UK, our new strategy focuses on children in poverty and the early years, and on supporting children coming to the UK as a result of international conflict.

As Head of Early Learning Services you will work closely with our national delivery and policy teams to ensure our work has a tangible, sustainable and positive impact on children’s wellbeing in the UK and on the wider sector. You will provide strategic leadership to our Early Learning Services programmes based on in-depth insight into the sector and the needs of children, so that our programmes change children’s outcomes and influence practice across UK systems. In addition you will:

  • Ensure a clear strategic vision and objectives for each programme and for scaling and sustainability
  • Develop and support fundraising and income-generating strategies for Early Learning Services programmes
  • Establish and sustain strong partnerships at a senior level with sector organisations and delivery partners
  • Represent our work on Early Learning Services, ensuring a high profile for our programmes, building capacity and influencing change within the sector.

To be successful you will be driven by a desire to make a difference for children growing up in poverty. You will have extensive experience of senior management and leading high performing teams. Extensive experience of leading programme development and operations, with a very sound understanding of the principles of effective programmes, is essential. A credible leader with established positive relationships in the sector, you will be solutions focused and able to manage many competing priorities. You will also have excellent skills in partnerships, collaboration and influencing, including establishing and managing senior strategic partnerships and working with partners to drive through shared objectives. In addition you will have:

  • In-depth knowledge of early learning services, particularly nurseries and primary schools, including existing provision, policy, funding and stakeholders
  • A strong grasp of evidence relating to children and families’ needs and effective intervention approaches in this area
  • Strong analytical skills including the ability to interpret and distil complex data
  • Understanding of sector and market needs and dynamics
  • A track record of securing high levels of funding from a range of funders
  • The ability to travel frequently within the UK and to spend weekly time in London.

At Save the Children we are committed to the safeguarding and protection of children in our work. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those who are suitable to work with children are recruited to work for us. This post is subject to a range of vetting checks including a criminal records disclosure.

Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. If you share our mission, are passionate about making it happen and strongl y believe you can contribute then join us and we’ll give you every opportunity to succeed. We look forward to hearing from you.

For more information about this and other senior opportunities in the UK Programme Development & Quality Team, and details of how to apply, please visit our website

Closing date: Sunday 5th February at midnight

How to apply:

https://jobs.savethechildren.org.uk/vacancy/head-of-early-learning-services-2953/2979/description/

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Turkey: MEAL Manager

Organization: Sustainable International Medical Relief Organization
Country: Turkey
Closing date: 10 Feb 2017

About SIMRO:

Sustainable International Medical Relief Organization SIMRO established by a group of Syrian doctors by the beginning of 2015 and registered as an NGO in Turkey under the name “Sürdürülebilir Uluslararası Medikal Yardım Derneği”, based in Gaziantep.

SIMRO is providing medical educational, medical relief and nutrition in conflict areas Syria.

Our Moto:

“Public Health Initiatives”.

Our Vision:

“The good physician treats the disease; the great physician treats the patient who has the disease”

Our Mission:

Providing medical aid, medical education training and treatment and to save people’s lives in the conflict areas. We aim to facilitate response, ensure the sustainability of provided services and support people with their rights of equity and high quality health services.

Reports to: CEO

Duration: One year extendable

Position Summary:

Under the direct supervision of CEO, the MEAL Manager will be will be responsible for full-cycle monitoring and evaluation of all SIMRO’s Projects. He/ She will create and that the program complies with organization and donor’s MEAL standards. The MEAL Manager should have the ability to work with MEAL staff and promote a learning environment. MEAL Manager will supervise and provide support to his/ her staff of implementing partners.

He/ She responsible for full-cycle of monitoring and evaluation, developing a methodology and tools to design an evaluation of all projects.

Moreover, MEAL Manager will submit timely and accurate reports as required on projects indicators on a quarterly and annual basis.

Position Duties and Responsibilities:

1- Establish MEAL Department for SIMRO’s Projects, and create all Policies and Procedure for MEAL activities.

2- Involve in recruiting process for expanding MEAL team and write Job Description for them.

3- Responsible for Monitoring and Evaluation:

* Ensure that all projects are in compliance with SIMRO’s MEAL Policies and Procedures and strategic initiatives.

* Lead the project monitoring design initiatives and develop the M& E plan.

* Manage the implementation of projects evaluations/assessments such as baseline and surveys, mid-term and final evaluations.

* Ensure the implementation of M&E plans including management and cleaning data, analysis and learning mechanisms; improve these systems based on lessons learned.

* Develop and update an operation manual to ensure all MEAL documents and tools are up-to-date, and available.

* Lead the implementation of data quality controls and annual data quality assessments to ensure the integrity of project data.

* Ensure that MEAL systems allow for quality reporting for timely decision making.

* Supervise MEAL team in strategically preparing and reviewing MEAL calendars.

* Responsible for MEAL capacity building activities, training, workshops.

* Coordinate with CEO and Finance Manager to track and adjust MEAL budget of the project.

4- Accountability

* Establish and lead an Accountability Working team to increased beneficiary accountability.

* Support MEAL staff to integrate methods into M&E systems and tools.

* Explain for project staff the basic principles and practices of beneficiary accountability.

* Guide project managers to ensure that they consult with male and female beneficiaries in one or more communities to define indicators for project success.

* Supervise implementation of feedback and response channels and development to reflect the preferences of beneficiaries.

* Ensure the beneficiary feedback is effectively documented, analyzed, and applied by the team.

5- Learning

* Ensure that MEAL and program teams regularly review and accordingly adjust MEAL plans and tools in the light of changes and needs in the field context based on monitoring data and reflection sessions

* Support learning-to-action events and reflection sessions to systematically analyze data for programmatic use, and to document and incorporate lessons learned into program design and implementation.

* Supervise and support the Knowledge Management and Learning Officer in his/her key activities including development of a learning agenda, organizing regular learning events, supporting operations research, and reflecting, documentation, and communication of learning initiatives.

6- Knowledge Management

* Guide and monitor Knowledge Management and Learning (KML) Officer in developing and overseeing the knowledge management and knowledge sharing systems and practices to gather, document and share best practices of consortium members.

* Facilitate the identification of lessons learned and best practices and collaborate with MEAL staff and program managers to develop learning briefs, technical manuals for dissemination.

* Guide KML Officer to promote adoption of the best practices in knowledge management by other consortium members/technical partners.

7- Linkages/Networking:**

* Coordinate synergy between MEAL team and other departments staff.

* Establish appropriate linkages especially with government agencies.

8- Any other MEAL tasks assigned by the CEO.

Qualifications & Requirements:

* Advanced University Degree (Master is desirable) in social sciences, statistics or related fields.

* Minimum 3 years of managerial & MEAL experience with an NGO.

* Excellent spoken and written skills in English and Arabic.

* Demonstrated experience with data collection and analysis.

* Excellent knowledge of office applications and acquaintance with knowledge management systems.

* Excellent experience and knowledge of reporting regulations for various donors.

Competencies

* Ability to share and encourage sharing of knowledge and experience.

* Demonstrate strong interpersonal, communication and strategic planning skills.

* Proven ability to plan and execute ideas, as well training skills.

* Decision maker.

* Ability to manage complexities and respond to developments.

* Ability to work under pressure.

* Demonstrate proactivity and detail-orientation.

How to apply:

All interested candidates in the position who meet our requirements, please send your CV in English to hr@simro.ngo before February 10, 2017 stating in the subject “**MEAL Manager**”.

All candidates must be eligible to work in Turkey (residence permit or work permit, valid passport) or have a valid Turkey ID.

SIMRO is an Equal Opportunity Employer:

SIMRO considers all applicants on the basis of merit regardless to their race, religion, sex, color, national origin, sexual orientation, age or disability.

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Zambia: Chief of Party, Evaluate for Improved Impact, Zambia

Organization: Management Systems International
Country: Zambia
Closing date: 03 Mar 2017

Chief of Party, Evaluate for Improved Impact, Zambia

Company Profile: MSI, a Tetra Tech Company, is a Washington, DC metro area international development firm with a 35-year history of delivering development results across the world. Our core expertise is in the fields of monitoring and evaluation (M&E), institutional development, public sector management, governance and anti-corruption. MSI implements nearly 100 projects in 90 countries around the world such as Jordan, Morocco, Lebanon, Syria, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Colombia, and Mexico. As one of the leading companies in our field, MSI has partnered with more than 80 organizations across all sectors of international development with clients ranging from large bilateral and multilateral donors such as USAID, the World Bank and the UNDP to national and local governments, NGOs, think tanks, foundations and universities. For more information on MSI, please visit our website at www.msiworldwide.com.

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Proposal Summary: **
MSI anticipates an upcoming proposal for a five-year evaluation and research support services contract to support USAID/Zambia’s Health Office. The objectives are: 1) to conduct evaluations, operations research and assessments across the health portfolio (Malaria, HIV/AIDS, Health Systems Strengthening, Maternal Health, and Family Planning); and 2) build the monitoring, evaluation and research capacity of the USAID Mission, its grantees and local Zambian institutions.

**Please note: Only Zambian citizens are eligible for this position.

Position Summary:
The Chief of Party is expected to provide vision, direction, and overall leadership to the team in all technical areas for Evaluate for Improved Impact. S/he shall have principal responsibility for overall project performance, staff and team management, and technical operations to ensure that the project tasks are completed on time and of high quality, goals are met and the client is satisfied.

Responsibilities:

  • Serve as team lead, overseeing all technical assistance and support to USAID and its partners over the life of the contract.
  • Serve as primary point of contact with USAID on day-to-day implementation and management of the contract, resolving issues as needed.
  • Represent the team to USAID, key counterparts and local partners at meetings, presentations and other interactions with the client and other partners.
  • Ensure that all assistance provided under the contract, whether by international or local personnel, is technically sound, appropriate, and in compliance with all USAID and Zambian laws, contracts, regulations and protocols.
  • Approve and submit reports requested by USAID; hold ultimate responsibility for the quality and timeliness and of all contractual deliverables to client.

Qualifications:

  • A Master’s Degree (or foreign equivalent) in social sciences, public health, or other related discipline.
  • Minimum ten years’ progressively responsible management experience of USAID-funded M&E, public health, or similar programs in developing countries; preferably five years in Africa with international programs.
  • At least five years’ experience in evaluations and/or assessments is required.
  • Previous experience as Chief of Party, Project Director or similar position with a strong reputation for developing excellent working relationships with counterparts, clients and donors.
  • Exceptional communication, writing and interpersonal skills are required.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English is required.

Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

MSI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer.

To apply: Please visit our website, www.msiworldwide.com

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Apply Here

How to apply:

Apply Online

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Guinea: evaluation indépendante de la composante Survie et Développement de l’enfant (CSD) du Programme de Coopération UNICEF-Guinée 2013-2017

Organization: UN Children’s Fund
Country: Guinea
Closing date: 21 Nov 2016

  1. Contexte
    L’UNICEF et le Gouvernement guinéen se sont engagés en fin 2012 dans un nouveau cycle de programme de coopération allant de 2013 à 2017. Le ” Programme-Pays » ou CPAP 2013-2017 s’inscrit dans les objectifs du Programme des Nations Unies pour le Développement (PNUAD) pour la période 2013-2017, lui-même aligné sur les priorités et besoins nationaux reflétés notamment dans le Plan Quinquennal de Développement Socio-économique 2011-2015 et dans les Documents Stratégiques de Réduction de la Pauvreté (DSRP) II et III, avec un accent particulier sur les enfants les plus vulnérables et défavorisés.

Le ” Programme-Pays » 2013-2017 vise à contribuer à la réduction de 25% de la mortalité des enfants de moins de 5 ans, à l’augmentation du taux d’achèvement de l’enseignement primaire de 20% et à la protection des enfants d’une manière équitable et durable.

Un an avant la fin du cycle de programme UNICEF-Guinee 2013-2017, la Guinée est toujours à un point critique de son processus de développement politique, économique et social. Le pays reste l’un des plus pauvres au monde malgré sa très grande richesse en ressources naturelles. Selon les données disponibles (principalement ELEP 2012 et EDS-MICS 2012), le taux de pauvreté a augmenté entre 2007 et 2012, passant de 53 % à 55,2 %. Plus de 6,2 millions de personnes vivent en-dessous du seuil de pauvreté établi à 1,25 dollars par personne et par jour. L’extrême pauvreté (c.à.d. la capacité de satisfaire les besoins alimentaires de base) est passée de 12,2 % à 18,0 % sur la même période.

Le système global de prestation des services sociaux de base, déjà faible avant la crise Ebola, a été soumis à une très forte pression supplémentaire due aux répercussions économiques et sociales de la crise Ebola qui a duré 2 années entières (2014 et 2015). Déclenchée en Décembre 2013 et reconnue officiellement comme épidémie à partir de Mars 2014, la maladie a touché 31 districts sanitaires sur les 38 que compte le pays, représentant une population de 9 millions d’habitants sur les 10,6 millions d’habitants que compte le pays (RGPH, 2014). Entre 2014 et 2015, 3.351personnes ont été confirmées infectées par Ebola parmi lesquelles, 2.083 personnes en sont décédées.

Les indicateurs de santé déjà faibles avant la crise Ebola se sont davantage dégradés sous l’effet de la psychose entretenue autour d’Ebola, entraînant par endroits la fermeture de structures sanitaires. Concernant la fréquentation des services de soins maternels et infantiles, les statistiques disponibles indiquent une baisse de 20% pour les accouchements assistés et 25% pour les consultations prénatales. Il en est de même de la couverture vaccinale qui a connu une baisse de 30%[1]. L’épidémie de la maladie à Virus Ebola a été révélateur des faiblesses du système de santé notamment en ce qui concerne : i) le sous-financement du secteur santé ; ii) la mauvaise gouvernance à tous les niveaux avec l’inexistence de structures et mécanismes fiables de redevabilité; ii) la faible capacité des districts sanitaires à assurer leurs fonctions essentielles ; iii) la faible densité des ressources humaines de qualité, particulièrement au niveau décentralisé, iv) la faible implication des communautés, v) la faible couverture en services essentiels de santé de qualité dans le cadre de la réforme de couverture sanitaire universelle, vi) la faible disponibilité de médicaments, vaccins, équipements, produits médicaux et autres technologies de qualité ; vii) la mauvaise gestion de l’information sanitaire pour les prises de décisions et la gestion des services particulièrement au niveau décentralisé.

Bien que le taux de mortalité infanto-juvénile se soit amélioré sur la période 2005 à 2012 (passant de 163 à 122 pour 1000 naissances vivantes), il est fort probable que les conséquences de l’épidémie Ebola sur le système de santé ait détérioré cet indicateur qui était déjà critique. Les principales causes de mortalité infanto-juvénile restent, en plus de la malnutrition pour un tiers des cas, le paludisme (26% des cas), les infections respiratoires (13% des cas) et la diarrhée (08% des cas). L’EDS-MICS 2012, indiquait qu’au cours des deux semaines précédant l’enquête, 6% des enfants de moins de 5 ans ont souffert d’IRA, 29% ont eu de la fièvre et 16% de la diarrhée. Les maladies telles que le tétanos maternel et néonatal, la rougeole et la poliomyélite ne sont pas encore éradiquées. Des cas de rougeole et de poliomyélite ont été notifiés en 2015 et de TMN en 2014.

Le Taux de mortalité maternelle, qui était aussi en baisse (passant de 980 à 724 pour cent mille naissances vivantes entre 2005 et 2012) s’est aussi probablement dégradé avec l’impact de l’épidémie Ebola sur le système de Santé. En effet, selon l’étude d’impact de la MVE sur les services de santé (2014), le taux des accouchements assistés par du personnel qualifié qui était déjà faible (48 % dont 32 % en milieu rural et 84 % en milieu urbain) a connu une baisse de 20% (et 25% pour les consultations prénatales) du fait de l’épidémie Ebola. Le nombre de femmes enceintes ayant reçu un traitement ARV pour la PTME a augmenté dans les zones sans Ebola (+51%) et baissé dans celles avec Ebola (-21 %) avec une accentuation dans les zones à forte incidence (-30%).

L’enquête Nationale SMART réalisée auprès de plus de 8.000 participants avec des résultats représentatifs par région et par préfecture pour la zone de Kankan, a montré que la prévalence de la malnutrition aigüe (MAG) est passée de 31% en 2012 à 26% en 2015 au niveau national. Des taux de malnutrition chronique globale et sévère respectivement de 25.9% et 9,2% et des taux d’insuffisance pondérale globale et sévère de 16,2% et 4,4% sont notés. Le taux de malnutrition aigüe selon le périmètre brachial est de 5,1% dont 1,3% de sévère. Selon le sexe, la malnutrition touche les enfants de sexe masculin plus que ceux de sexe féminin. La prévalence de la malnutrition augmente avec l’âge pour la malnutrition chronique et l’insuffisance pondérale alors qu’elle diminue pour la malnutrition aigüe. Elle comporte des disparités selon le milieu d’habitation, le revenu de la famille et le niveau d’instruction. En dix ans, les prévalences de la malnutrition ont faiblement baissé. La quasi-totalité des enfants sont allaités (97 % en 2015). Cependant, l’allaitement maternel exclusif des enfants jusqu’à six mois n’est pratiqué que par 27% des femmes.

L’approvisionnement des populations en eau potable s’est dégradé aussi (67,8% en 2012 contre 64,4% en 2015) tandis que l’accès à un système d’assainissement amélioré ne s’améliore pas ou très peu (30,7% en 2012 contre 31,8% en 2015). Déjà en 2012, la proportion d’individus utilisant de l’eau potable est passée de 74,1 % en 2007 (dont 90,9% en milieu urbain et 67,8 % en milieu rural) à 68,6% en 2012 (dont 92,9% en milieu urbain et 57,1% en milieu rural). La privation ainsi que la disparité entre milieu urbain et milieu rural se sont accrues durant cette période. L’eau de boisson n’est pas traitée dans 74% des ménages (81 % en milieu rural et 58 % en milieu urbain). On note que 36 % des ménages utilisent encore des fosses d’aisance sans dalle ou trous ouvert et 20 % ne disposent pas de toilette. Ces proportions sont plus élevées en milieu rural (respectivement 47% et 29 %).

Le pays reste par ailleurs fragile et marqué par les diffèrent types de conflits et tensions, y compris les violences politiques, les conflits au niveau communautaire, les tensions sociales et ethniques, et l’instabilité liés aux conflits et menaces terroristes dans la région, et les catastrophes naturelles. Rien que pour l’année 2013, 157.676 personnes ont été sinistrées par les inondations et 16.711 personnes ont été déplacées par les conflits intercommunautaires dans le sud du pays. Le faible niveau de prévention, de préparation et de réponse aux conflits et crises au niveau national reste un défi majeur.

Dans le domaine de la mise en œuvre du CPAP, la crise Ebola a surtout perturbé les plans d’investissement de l’UNICEF comme des autres agences du SNU et radicalement changé les priorités. En effet, la riposte à l’épidémie Ebola a contraint l’UNICEF, comme le gouvernement et tous ses partenaires à détourner l’essentiel des ressources disponibles vers l’urgence Ebola. De ce point de vue, l’épidémie Ebola a été une contrainte majeure dans la mise en œuvre du Programme. L’exécution de bon nombre des programmes au niveau des différentes composantes a été mise en mal au plus fort de l’épidémie (2014-2015) au profit de l’urgence Ebola.

En définitive, la mise en œuvre du Programme a été menée dans un environnement peu favorable à l’obtention des résultats escomptés à travers les différentes composantes du programme.

  1. Justification

Alors que le Programme de coopération 2013-2017 avait été conçu initialement avec 7 composantes (1-Sante de la mère et de l’enfant; 2-Nutrition pour la Survie ; 3-Enfants et le VIH/SIDA ; 4-EHA ; 5-Education de base de qualité; 6-Protection des enfants ; 7- Politiques Sociales, Plaidoyer, Suivi et Evaluation), la crise Ebola a montré la nécessité d’une meilleure intégration programmatique, particulièrement des composantes 1, 2, 3 et 4 plus haut, autour du concept de ” Survie et Développement de l’Enfant » (Child Survival and Development – CSD).

C’est ainsi qu’autour de Juillet 2015, l’approche intégrée CSD a commencé à se matérialiser, avec le recrutement d’un chef CSD chargé de coordonner et favoriser l’intégration des programmes Sante et VIH, Nutrition et WASH.

La Revue à Mi-Parcours du programme en Novembre 2015 a certes abouti à la décision de maintenir les 7 composantes (pour un meilleur alignement avec le Plan Stratégique global d’UNICEF) mais a surtout renforcé la perspective d’une meilleure intégration entre les volets 1-Sante de la mère et de l’enfant ; 2-Nutrition pour la Survie ; 3-Enfants et le VIH/SIDA ; et 4-EHA, autour du Programme ” Survie et Développement de l’Enfant ».

Les résultats visés par les composantes du CSD sont les suivants :

  1. Santé de la mère et de l’enfant : D’ici fin 2017, les femmes, les enfants surtout les plus vulnérables ont accès et utilisent les interventions de santé à haut impact et les communautés connaissent et adoptent les Pratiques Familiales Essentielles de la santé pour réduire la mortalité maternelle et infantile y compris en situation d’urgence.

  2. Nutrition pour la Survie : D’ici 2017, la malnutrition infantile et maternelle est réduite chez les plus vulnérables et les ménages adoptent les comportements favorables à la bonne nutrition et hygiène alimentaire.

  3. Enfants et le VIH/SIDA : D’ici 2017, les enfants (incluant les adolescents) et les femmes surtout les plus vulnérables ont accès et utilisent les interventions à haut impact appropriées pour réduire la transmission, la morbidité et la mortalité liées au VIH/SIDA et éliminer la transmission du VIH de la mère à l’enfant.

  4. Eau – Hygiène- Assainissement : La prévalence des maladies diarrhéiques est réduite de 15% et l’incidence par helminthiases diminuée de 10% et au moins 30% des parents, tuteurs, chefs de familles et enfants lavent leurs mains à l’eau et au savon aux moments cruciaux, consomment de l’eau potable et savent traiter l’eau à domicile avant sa consommation et utilisent des latrines hygiéniques.

Le programme est exécuté sur l’ensemble du territoire national, couvrant 8 régions administratives et une population totale de 10.6 millions d’habitants (RGPH 2014).

Le but de faire une évaluation de l’ensemble du CSD (plutôt que seulement le volet Sante) est de vérifier jusqu’où l’approche CSD aura permis d’aboutir à une meilleure performance et impact des différentes composantes du CSD, comparée à la situation antérieure (avant Juillet 2015) ou elles étaient conduites séparément. La RMP du CPD (tenue en Novembre 2015) a été un premier pas dans cette analyse mais on en était encore pratiquement au début de l’approche CSD et donc avec pas assez d’éléments pour une bonne analyse. L’objectif de la présente évaluation (environ un an après la mise en pratique de l’approche CSD) est de tirer des leçons de cette nouvelle approche, dans la perspective de préparation du nouveau CPD.

La présente évaluation devra entre autres vérifier et mesurer l’effectivité et l’impact de l’intégration de ces 4 composantes. L’analyse devra aussi montrer la pertinence de ce choix vis-à-vis des ODD, de l’initiative mondiale ” Une promesse renouvelée pour la survie de l’enfant », et du plan stratégique à moyen terme 2014-2017 de l’UNICEF au niveau global.

  1. Objectifs :

L’objectif principal de cette évaluation est d’appréhender la pertinence et les performances du Programme Survie et Développement de l’Enfant (CSD) et de ses différentes composantes, sur la période Janvier 2013 – Juillet 2016.

Les objectifs spécifiques sont les suivants :

  • Vérifier la pertinence du Programme ” Survie et Développement de l’Enfant » et de ses différentes composantes vis-à-vis du contexte et des priorités nationales et internationales ;

  • Evaluer la contribution de l’UNICEF à la prise en compte des droits de l’enfant dans les politiques et stratégies nationales relatives à la survie de l’enfant ; Analyser/évaluer les résultats spécifiques des différentes composantes du CSD et en quoi l’intégration de ces composantes autour de l’approche CSD a favorisé ces résultats ;

  • Analyser/évaluer l’impact de l’intégration des composantes du CSD vis-à-vis de l’atteinte des objectifs nationaux ;

  • Analyser l’adéquation entre les résultats poursuivis, les ressources du programme CSD et son positionnement (globalement et celui de chaque composante) par rapport au mandat de l’UNICEF ;

  • Proposer des recommandations opérationnelles pour l’amélioration du programme en 2017 et pour le nouveau programme de coopération 2018-2022.

  • Taches Spécifiques

L’évaluation examinera d’une manière systématique et objective (dans la mesure du possible) la pertinence, la cohérence et l’efficacité des interventions d’appui de l’UNICEF aux partenaires nationaux.

Le programme CSD appui la mise en œuvre de programme national de développement sanitaire (PNDS) à l’échelle nationale. L’évaluation portera sur les interventions mises en œuvre par le programme dans le cycle actuel 2013-2017.

L’évaluation se focalisera sur les domaines et interventions suivants :

  • Au niveau national : contribution du programme au développement des stratégies sectorielles et partenariats en phase avec les objectifs nationaux et OMD ;

  • Au niveau local/district sanitaire : contribution du programme à l’amélioration de l’offre des services, l’utilisation et qualité des services ; et aux changements des comportements en faveur de la survie et développement de l’enfant.

Critères et questions de l’évaluation

Les critères d’évaluation sont ceux recommandés par l’OCDE-CAD et le Groupe des Nations Unies pour l’Evaluation (UNEG) : pertinence ; efficacité ; efficience ; impact ; durabilité ; genre, équité et droits humains.

a. Pertinence

  • Les interventions du programme répondent-elles aux objectifs du programme et aux priorités fixées par le pays et les partenaires au développement ? Dans quelle mesure les interventions du programme sont-elles en ligne avec les priorités du gouvernement et les demandes des partenaires nationaux, y compris au niveau local et régional ?

  • Les interventions du programme contribuent-elles à la réduction de la mortalité maternelle et infantile ?

  • Les résultats attendus du programme et la redevabilité de l’UNICEF sont-ils clairement définis ?

b. Efficacité

  • Les activités planifiées suffisent-elles (en quantité et en qualité) pour atteindre les résultats, ou y a-t- il des gaps non couverts par d’autres partenaires ou le gouvernement ?

  • Dans quelle mesure les interventions de la SMI, HIV/SIDA, WASH et Nutrition sont intégrées et permettent d’offrir un paquet d’intervention à haut impact aux enfants les plus vulnérables ?

  • Dans quelle mesure le programme s’appuie sur des procédures adaptées pour appuyer les partenaires et assurer un transfert de compétence ?

  • Les interventions du programme sont-elles suffisamment concentrées et hiérarchisées pour atteindre des résultats et éviter le saupoudrage ?

  • Les détenteurs de droit ont-ils été identifiés et leurs capacités évaluées dans la phase de planification du programme ?

c. Efficience

  • Le programme dispose-t-il des ressources financières et humaines nécessaires pour atteindre les résultats ?

  • Les ressources disponibles sont-elles utilisées de façon efficace, aux yeux des résultats obtenus ?

  • Existe-t-il d’autres alternatives qui peuvent produire les mêmes résultats à moindre coût .

d. Impact

  • Dans quelle mesure le programme a contribué aux progrès réalisés dans le domaine de la survie de l’enfant ?

  • Dans quelle mesure l’UNICEF assure-t-elle la cohérence et la complémentarité des interventions avec les autres composantes du programme-pays et les interventions des autres agences du SNU.

e. Durabilité

  • L’appropriation nationale du programme est-elle satisfaite ? Les conditions nécessaires pour une appropriation des interventions par la partie nationale sont-elles satisfaites ?

  • Y-a-t-il des interventions du programmes qui ont été complètement intégrées et financées sur le budget propre du pays au lieu ou en complément de celui du programme de l’UNICEF ?

  • Le programme, a-t-il identifié et développé les partenariats nécessaires pour la réalisation des résultats attendus ?

  • Les interventions prennent-elles suffisamment en compte la résilience des communautés ?

  • Dans quelle mesure les interventions humanitaires, notamment contre Ebola contribuent à la résilience post-crise et au processus de développement ?

f. Genre, équité et approches basées sur les droits humains

  • Dans quelle mesure l’UNICEF a-t-elle intégré l’approche genre dans la conception et la mise en œuvre de ses interventions ?

  • Les priorités stratégiques du programme sont-elles basées sur une analyse des problèmes d’équité et leurs causes ont été suffisamment profondes ?

  • Dans quelle mesure le plaidoyer et les interventions de l’UNICEF ont-ils contribué à un dialogue politique focalisé sur l’équité ?

  • Dans quelle mesure les outils d’opérationnalisation du programme pays permettent-ils le ciblage des enfants exclus ?

  • Les recommandations de la CDE et la CEDEF ont-elles été prises en compte lors de l’élaboration du programme ?

g. Cohérence, coordination et mécanismes de mise en œuvre

  • Les partenariats établis sont-ils les plus indiqués pour l’atteinte des résultats escomptés ?

  • Dans quelle mesure les procédures administratives d’attribution des financements et de gestion du programme favorisent-elles ou freinent-elles l’adaptation des actions aux besoins des bénéficiaires ?

  • Dans quelle mesure l’introduction de VISION et l’outil FACE améliore-t-elle significativement les chances d’obtenir les résultats attendus ?

  • Dans quelle mesure les mécanismes de suivi et de coordination ont-ils d’une part été focalisés sur les résultats et d’autre part ont-ils contribué à les améliorer et à assurer le continuum urgence-développement ?

  • Méthodologie

Processus et Méthodologie de l’évaluation

L’évaluation utilisera des méthodologies variées, incluant des méthodes qualitatives, des méthodes quantitatives consistant à une analyse des données d’enquête quantitative existantes (EDS-MICS 2012, SMART 2015, etc.) et l’examen de documents existants pour atteindre les objectifs et répondre aux questions décrites ci-dessus. La méthodologie doit être en ligne avec l’approche basée sur les droits humains et le genre.

Les méthodes quantitatives : comprennent l’examen et l’analyse des données quantitatives existantes. Cette analyse portera sur l’analyse des données des EDS-MICS 2012, les SMART réalisés depuis 2013, les données des rapports indépendants sur la couverture vaccinale, les données administratives des différents programmes (ex le PEV, programmes nationaux de Lutte contre le paludisme, contre le VIH/SIDA, le programme national de Nutrition, etc.)

Les méthodes qualitatives incluent des groupes de discussion, des entretiens auprès d’informateurs clés. L’équipe d’évaluation sera encouragée à explorer des méthodes novatrices de collecte d’informations qualitatives pour compléter les informations quantitatives. Les entretiens avec des informateurs clés y compris le personnel de l’UNICEF, des autres agences du SNU, les bénéficiaires qui joue un rôle clé dans la mise en œuvre de la stratégie de la survie du jeune enfant.

La revue des documents existants comprendra les documents clés de l’intervention, y compris, mais sans s’y limiter, les UNDAF, CPD, CPAP, PNDS, les plans de travail, etc. La liste des données et des documents existants sera préparée et fournie à l’équipe d’évaluation.

Le cabinet en charge de l’évaluation ou les consultants présenteront une note de cadrage de l’évaluation avec une méthodologie détaillée, qui inclut des éléments à la fois quantitatifs et qualitatifs, conçues pour répondre avec précision aux questions clés. Cette note doit préciser les informations générales disponibles, une déclaration claire du problème, des questions et des problèmes qui doivent être couverts, les hypothèses à tester, les méthodes, les mesures d’assurance de la qualité, et comment les données seront analysées et rapportées. Cette note doit proposer les mesures susceptibles de garantir au processus d’évaluation une assise éthique, et de protéger la confidentialité et la dignité de ceux qui participent à l’évaluation.

La méthodologie décrira la raison d’être de cette méthodologie, la faisabilité et la précision, l’exhaustivité et l’utilité des résultats qui peuvent être attendus. Un chronogramme détaillé indiquant les produits attendus par dates précises et responsables sera proposée par le cabinet en charge de l’évaluation ou les consultants.

Un comité national de pilotage sera mis en place pour valider la méthodologie. Celle-ci devrait s’appuyer sur les meilleures pratiques pour les évaluations dans la mesure du possible.

  1. Produits attendus

Les évaluateurs doivent produire les documents suivants

  • Note de cadrage : qui présente la méthodologie d’évaluation et explique clairement comment l’approche apportera les réponses aux interrogations de l’évaluation et permettra de réaliser l’objectif de l’évaluation. La note doit contenir les outils de collecte de données, le plan d’analyse, le plan de travail avec un chronogramme détaillé.

  • Un premier Draft du rapport, la base de données des données collectées (le cas échéant) avec une présentation PPt au cours d’une session de restitution.

  • Rapport provisoire (au plus tard 1 semaine après la version Draft)

  • Le rapport final (version électronique et deux exemplaires en copie dure)

Le rapport final de l’évaluation comprendra, au moins, les éléments suivants :

  • Résumé exécutif

  • Brève description du programme, de son contexte, montage financier, zones d’intervention, chronologie, modalités de mise en œuvre et acteurs impliqués

  • Objectifs, méthodologie, chronogramme de l’évaluation et difficultés rencontrées / limites de l’analyse

  • Résultats en termes de pertinence, efficience, efficacité, impact, durabilité

  • Analyses et remarques additionnelles (genre, droits de l’Homme)

  • Leçons apprises, défis, conclusions, recommandations,

  • Le plan de mise en œuvre des recommandations selon le canevas en annexe.

  • Annexes

Ces produits seront soumis aux comités de pilotage et technique pour validation.

Le séquençage dans le tableau ci-dessous est une proposition indicative qui peut être améliorée par le Soumissionnaire dans son offre technique. La colonne de milieu indique une durée prévisionnelle pour l’activité et non une quantité d’hommes-jours.

Activité

Durée

Pourcentage de paiement

1

Réunion de cadrage avec le comité de suivi de l’évaluation, entretiens individuels avec l’UNICEF, et collecte des documents clefs

2jours

30%

2

Finalisation des questions et sous-questions d’évaluation

2 jours

3

Adaptation de la méthodologie d’évaluation, du mode de collecte des données pour chaque question d’évaluation, de l’échantillonnage pour les entretiens et les visites de terrain, et développement des outils de collecte

5 jours

4

Elaboration du planning détaillé de la prestation

1 jour

5

Rédaction du rapport de démarrage

1 jour

6

Collecte des données à Conakry (entretiens et revue documentaire complémentaire)

12 jours

30%

7

Collecte des données dans les zones d’intervention (au moins 2 régions) : entretiens avec les parties prenantes et les bénéficiaires, observations terrain, mesures / tests…

21 jours

8

Traitement et analyse des données collectées, rédaction du rapport draft

10 jours

9

Présentation du rapport draft au comité de suivi pour feedback (par écrit et présentation PPT)

1 jour

10

Rédaction du rapport provisoire (intégrant le feedback du comité de suivi et une proposition de plan d’action priorisé pour l’UNICEF et les autres parties prenantes)

3 jours

40%

11

Rédaction du rapport final et d’une présentation PowerPoint intégrant le feedback

2 jours

Durée prévisionnelle = 60 jours

  1. Supervision :

Gouvernance de l’évaluation et engagement des partenaires.

Le gestionnaire de l’évaluation sera l’unité de suivi-évaluation de la section SPPM&E, en étroite collaboration avec le staff senior du CSD. Le SPPM&E s’assurera du respect des normes et standards de l’UNICEF ainsi que du respect des normes de qualité en coordination avec le comité technique. Il veillera également à ce que le comité de pilotage de l’évaluation soit informé de l’état d’avancement de l’évaluation.

Le Comité de pilotage présidé par le Directeur du BSD du Ministère de la Santé, comprend les partenaires de mise en œuvre du programme CSD. Il doit accompagner et animer tout le processus de l’évaluation. Les membres du comité seront désignés par le comité de pilotage avec le souci de garantir l’indépendance de l’évaluation.

Le Contrôle de qualité : la note de cadrage, la méthodologie et les rapports seront revus par le comité de pilotage, le comité technique et le bureau régional de l’UNICEF pour en garantir la qualité.

  1. Qualification et Expériences requises :

L’évaluation sera menée par une institution qui doit mobiliser un consultant international chef d’équipe (avec une très forte expérience en évaluation des programmes de santé publique) et deux consultants nationaux.

Le consultant international (team leader P5) doit avoir les qualifications et expériences requises suivantes :

  • Bac+5 ou doctorat dans un des domaines suivants : Santé publique, sciences sociales, ou équivalent.

  • Au moins 10 ans d’expérience sur des postes à responsabilité, y compris des postes d’évaluation et d’analyse dans le domaine de la santé dans des institutions comparables à l’UNICEF ;

  • Bonne connaissance des programmes de santé publique et d’évaluation, y compris dans les situations d’urgence et connaissance de la littérature actuelle dans le secteur en général ;

  • Excellentes compétences dans le domaine de la recherche, notamment le développement des modèles et outils d’analyse ;

  • Excellentes compétences orale et écrite en français ; connaissance de l’anglais sera un plus ;

  • Bonne connaissance du contexte local, y compris des institutions et des personnes clés ;

  • Compétence dans le domaine des entretiens/interviews et dans le domaine de la facilitation.

Les consultants nationaux rapporteront et seront supervisé directement par le consultant principal (team leader). Les qualifications et expériences requises pour les consultants nationaux, sont les suivantes :

  • Maîtrise ou diplôme d’étude supérieur dans un des domaines suivants : médecine, santé publique, sciences sociales, évaluation des programmes de développement, etc.

  • Au moins 5 ans d’expérience sur des postes à responsabilité, y compris des postes d’évaluation et d’analyse dans le domaine de la santé.

  • Bonne connaissance des programmes de santé publique et d’évaluation, et connaissance de la littérature actuelle dans le secteur en général. L’un des deux consultants nationaux devra avoir une compétence et expérience avérée dans le domaine de l’Eau-Hygiène-Assainissement (WASH).

  • Excellentes compétences orale et écrite en français ; la connaissance de l’anglais sera un plus

  • Bonne connaissance de la gestion axée sur les résultats

  • Bonne connaissance du contexte local, y compris des institutions et des personnes clés

  • Compétence dans le domaine des entretiens/interviews et dans le domaine de la facilitation.

9. Présentation de l’offre technique et financière

L’offre technique devra comprendre les éléments suivants :

Le Soumissionnaire constituera son dossier comme suit :

  1. une offre technique contenant:

  2. Lettre de soumission technique

  3. Compréhension des TdR et propositions d’amélioration

  4. Proposition méthodologique détaillée : critères et questions d’évaluation proposés ; design de l’évaluation surtout pour le critère d’impact ; base de jugement prévisionnelle ; acteurs et documents à consulter ; méthodologie de collecte des données et d’échantillonnage ; éventuellement propositions alternatives d’outils de collecte, d’analyse et de restitution des données ; méthodologie pour l’analyse et le traitement des données ; autres informations pertinentes

  5. Constitution de l’équipe d’évaluation dont les qualifications sont conformes à la liste proposée ci-dessus et en rapport avec la méthodologie proposée par le Soumissionnaire

  6. Chronogramme détaillé de la mission

  7. Expériences et références précises du Soumissionnaire dans des prestations similaires accomplies durant les 5 dernières années, justifiées chaque fois que possible par des attestations de bonne fin

  8. CV détaillés et à jour du personnel mobilisé, faisant ressortir leurs qualifications, et avec les contacts téléphonique et email à jour des clients précédents (commanditaires des prestations listées en références sur le CV)

  9. Attestation de disponibilité du personnel mobilisé

  10. Toute autre information et document utile

  11. une offre financière contenant:

  12. Lettre de soumission financière

  13. Budget global

  14. Budget détaillé donnant une répartition précise des rubriques du montant de la soumission (honoraires du personnel, voyages internationaux et transports locaux, équipements et matériels, communications, etc.)

    Dépôt du dossier de soumission :

    Par email uniquement, à l’adresse email suivante supplyguinee@unicef.org

  15. au plus tard à la date et heure suivante : Lundi 21 Novembre 2016 à 16h00 GMT

  16. Mettre en objet de l’email : ” Evaluation externe CSD – (nom du Soumissionnaire) »

  17. L’offre technique sera envoyée en format PDF

  18. L’offre financière sera envoyée en version PDF ; le budget sera également envoyé en format Excel en plus du format PDF

10. Critères d’évaluation des offres techniques :

Critères d’évaluation technique

Sous-critères techniques

Maximum
Points

Réponse globale

Exhaustivité de la réponse

Concordance globale entre les exigences relatives aux termes de référence et la proposition

5

5

Maximum Points

10

Société et personnel clé

Portée et profondeur de l’expérience avec des projets similaires

Nombre de clients, taille des projets, nombre d’employés par projet

Références clients

Personnel clé :

  • Taille de l’équipe proposée (ni trop grande ni trop petite, avec un chef d’équipe, des experts thématiques et au moins un assistant pour la logistique/gestion des documents/etc.),

  • Expérience et qualifications pertinentes (expertise adéquate en évaluation, et dans les différents domaines de la Survie de l’Enfant : santé, nutrition, WASH… ; la familiarité avec l’UNICEF étant un plus)

5

5

5

5

15

Maximum Points

35

Méthodologie et approche proposées

Méthodologie proposée :

  • Niveau de compréhension du contexte, des objectifs, du périmètre et des critères d’évaluation ;

  • Commentaires/suggestions sur les questions d’évaluation et la méthode de collecte (y compris échantillonnage et triangulation) et d’analyse (quantitative et qualitative) des données

Exhaustivité et réalisme du plan de travail proposé :

  • Chronogramme d’activités

  • Niveau d’effort (nombre de personnes-jours proposé au total et par phase ou par activité – à demander dans les TdR)

  • Approche de l’innovation et stratégies pédagogiques

15

10

Maximum Points

25

Total Maximum

70

11. Évaluation des offres financières

Les soumissionnaires présélectionnées suite à l’évaluation technique verront leur offre financière évaluée, la note financière représentant 30% de la note finale. La note financière sera calculée de la manière suivante : 100 x montant du moins disant / montant de l’offre considérée. Le marché sera attribué au Soumissionnaire ayant obtenu le score technique et financier combiné le plus élevé.

[1] Rep. de Guinee. Stratégie de relance et de résilience socio-économique post-Ebola. Version révisée au 25 Juin 2015.

How to apply:

1. Présentation de l’offre technique et financière

L’offre technique devra comprendre les éléments suivants :

Le Soumissionnaire constituera son dossier comme suit :

  1. une offre technique contenant:

  2. Lettre de soumission technique

  3. Compréhension des TdR et propositions d’amélioration

  4. Proposition méthodologique détaillée : critères et questions d’évaluation proposés ; design de l’évaluation surtout pour le critère d’impact ; base de jugement prévisionnelle ; acteurs et documents à consulter ; méthodologie de collecte des données et d’échantillonnage ; éventuellement propositions alternatives d’outils de collecte, d’analyse et de restitution des données ; méthodologie pour l’analyse et le traitement des données ; autres informations pertinentes

  5. Constitution de l’équipe d’évaluation dont les qualifications sont conformes à la liste proposée ci-dessus et en rapport avec la méthodologie proposée par le Soumissionnaire

  6. Chronogramme détaillé de la mission

  7. Expériences et références précises du Soumissionnaire dans des prestations similaires accomplies durant les 5 dernières années, justifiées chaque fois que possible par des attestations de bonne fin

  8. CV détaillés et à jour du personnel mobilisé, faisant ressortir leurs qualifications, et avec les contacts téléphonique et email à jour des clients précédents (commanditaires des prestations listées en références sur le CV)

  9. Attestation de disponibilité du personnel mobilisé

  10. Toute autre information et document utile

  11. une offre financière contenant:

  12. Lettre de soumission financière

  13. Budget global

  14. Budget détaillé donnant une répartition précise des rubriques du montant de la soumission (honoraires du personnel, voyages internationaux et transports locaux, équipements et matériels, communications, etc.)

    Dépôt du dossier de soumission :

  15. pour les cabinets a l’internationals à l’adresse email suivante supplyguinee@unicef.org

  16. les cabinets residents en Guinee doivent deposer les offres technique et financiere separement a la reception de l’unicef a l’heure et date indiquee

  17. au plus tard à la date et heure suivante : Lundi 21 Novembre 2016 à 16h00 GMT

  18. Mettre en objet de l’email : ” Evaluation externe CSD – (nom du Soumissionnaire) »

  19. L’offre technique sera envoyée en format PDF

  20. L’offre financière sera envoyée en version PDF ; le budget sera également envoyé en format Excel en plus du format PDF

  21. les cabinets interessés peuvent demander les termes de reference a l’adresse supplyguinee@unicef.org.

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Mali: Mali – Référent Suivi et Evaluation Alliance pour la Résilience Communautaire (ARC)

Organization: Solidarités International
Country: Mali
Closing date: 18 Dec 2016

Date de rédaction : 08/11/2017
Date de prise de fonction souhaitée : 01/2017
Durée de la mission : 18 mois
Localisation : Bamako

Que faisons-nous au Mali?

Suite à la double crise de début 2012 (invasion du nord Mali et crise politique à Bamako), Solidarités International (SI) a déployé une équipe exploratoire puis d’intervention en avril et mai 2012. SI a ensuite mis en place deux programmes successifs d’urgence dans les régions de Tombouctou et Kidal, et élargi sa zone d’intervention dans le centre du pays.

Suite à la double crise de début 2012, Solidarités International (SI) a déployé une équipe exploratoire puis une équipe d’intervention dans le pays en avril et mai 2012. SI a ensuite mis en place deux programmes successifs d’urgence en Eau, Hygiène et Assainissement (EHA) et en sécurité alimentaire dans les régions de Mopti, Tombouctou et Kidal, et a élargi sa zone d’intervention au sud du pays dans la région de Koulikouro.

SI a développé plusieurs programmes au Mali et a des bases dans les régions de Tombouctou (Goundam, Diré) et Kidal. En 2016, SI met en œuvre des un programme EHA dans la région à Kidal et des programmes intégrés, intégrés d’Eau, Hygiène et Assainissement (EHA), de Sécurité Alimentaire et Moyens d’Existence (SAME) et WaSH in Nut dans la région de Tombouctou visant à prévenir les maladies hydriques, à améliorer la sécurité alimentaire et nutritionnelle des ménages vulnérables et à renforcer les moyens d’existence des ménages les plus pauvres. En cas de crise humanitaire, SI conserve une forte capacité de réponse d’urgence et en mesure d’apporter une assistance d’urgence aux populations en EHA, SAME, abris et articles non alimentaires sur ses zones d’intervention.

Contexte spécifique au poste :

L’Alliance pour la Résilience Communautaire (ARC) a pour objectif spécifique de renforcer les capacités des communautés, des ménages et des personnes les plus vulnérables à anticiper, absorber et se relever des chocs affectant leur sécurité alimentaire et nutritionnelle, cela à travers des activités de transferts monétaires, des mesures d’accompagnement, des projets communautaires, des actions liées à la nutrition et le soutien aux directions régionales de la protection sociale.

Afin de servir la coordination de l’ARC, plusieurs ressources sont mutualisées pour toutes les ONG du consortium : suivi-évaluation, nutrition, RRC. Un coordinateur du consortium assure également la coordination générale, le plaidoyer et le lien avec les acteurs externes et les instances de gouvernance internes. C’est l’ONG Handicap International qui est chef de file du consortium

Le référent suivi et évaluation de l’Alliance pour la Résilience Communautaire (ARC) est la ressource mise à disposition par Solidarités International. La ressource nutrition est mise à disposition par IRC, la ressource RRC par ACTED et le coordinateur du consortium par HI.

L’ARC a à ce jour 3 sources de financements :

  • En cours (01/03 au 30/06/2017) Cadre Commun des Transferts Sociaux (SI, HI, ACF, DRC, IRC, Oxfam), Régions de Gao, Menaka et Tombouctou, Financement ECHO.
  • En cours (01/10/2016 au 30/09/2017) Consortium Alliance pour la Résilience Communautaire (SI, HI, ACF, IRC, DRC, ACTED, NRC), Régions de Gao, Menaka et Tombouctou, Financement USAID/Food for Peace.
  • Proposé (01/11/2016-31/05/2020) Consortium Alliance pour la Résilience Communautaire (SI, HI, ACF, IRC, DRC, ACTED, NRC), Régions de Gao, Menaka et Tombouctou, Financement DUE/Trust Fund

RESPONSABILITES :

  • Définir les outils d’enquêtes, baseline, PDM, endline, suivi de marché, etc. et mettre en œuvre le plan de suivi-évaluation du projet ARC
  • Former les agents des ONG participantes au cadre commun concernant les outils définis
  • Participation aux comités et liens avec l’extérieur
  • Mise en place d’un système de qualité, léger et fonctionnel permettant le monitoring des activités
  • Capitalisation (production des supports de capitalisation, diffusion aux parties prenantes).

Organisation de la mission

La mission Mali se compose d’un bureau de coordination à Bamako et de deux bases opérationnelles : une à Goundam dans la région de Tombouctou, l’autre à Kidal. En raison d’un contexte sécuritaire volatile, les déplacements dans ces 2 zones d’intervention sont soumis à des critères et des conditions spécifiques.

Le coordinateur du consortium ARC ainsi que les différentes ressources mutualisées sont hébergées dans un bureau ensemble (celui de DRC ou celui de HI, ce point est actuellement en discussion ).

POSITION DU POSTE DANS L’ORGANIGRAMME :

  • Sous l’autorité hiérarchique de: Chef de mission de SI.
  • Autorité hiérarchique sur : Analyste ARC
  • Sous l’autorité fonctionnelle de : Responsable de Programmes Desk
  • Autorité fonctionnelle sur : chefs de projet des différentes ONG participantes/chargé de S&E, gestionnaire de BDD et SIG

Votre profil

Expérience :

  • Au moins cinq ans d’expérience terrain en suivi-évaluation et/ou gestion de programme agro-économique/sécurité alimentaire
  • Expérience en coordination d’équipes et de projets humanitaires
  • Expérience en consortium ou coordination d’ONG est un plus
  • Connaissance des contextes de crises et d’urgence humanitaire

Formation :

  • Diplôme supérieur en sciences sociales, statistiques, agroéconomie ou apparenté

Compétences et connaissances :

  • Maitrise de la gestion de bases de données et de l’analyse de données
  • Familiarité avec les logiciels de cartographie
  • Capacité organisationnelle dans la coordination
  • Compétences et expériences en termes de formation d’équipes
  • Connaissance du Sahel est un plus
  • Expériences dans la mise en œuvre d’enquête HEA (Household Economy Analysis) et d’enquête multisectorielle est un plus
  • La maîtrise des logiciels Qlik Sense et/ou R est un plus

Qualités :

  • Grande capacités relationnelles et de diplomatie
  • Travail en équipe et capacité à créer un esprit d’équipe
  • Capacité à travailler de manière indépendante et créative
  • Forte flexibilité, compétences interpersonnelles et compétences de négociation.
  • Forte capacité à travailler dans un contexte interculturel

Langues :

  • Français lu écrit parlé parfaitement
  • Anglais est un plus (financements USAID)

SI vous offrira les conditions suivantes :

Poste salarié : à partir de 2000 euros brut par mois, selon expérience, plus 10% de prime de congés payés versés mensuellement et Per Diem mensuel de 525 Euros.

Solidarités International prend également en charge les frais d’hébergement ainsi que les frais de déplacements entre le pays d’origine de l’expatrié et le lieu de mission.

Couverture sociale : L’expatrié bénéficie d’une couverture sociale de qualité permettant de couvrir tous les frais de santé et d’une prévoyance accident incluant les risques de guerre.

Break : En cours de mission, une alternance travail – repos est assurée par des breaks prévus tous les trois mois. Sur la base d’une mission de 1 an, l’expatrié prendra un break d’une semaine à 3 et 9 mois de mission (avec une participation de 500 euros versée par Solidarités) ainsi qu’un break de 15 jours à 6 mois de mission (avec une prise en charge du billet d’avion aller et retour entre la mission et le lieu de résidence).

CONTACT : Camille De Broucker, Chargée de Recrutement et Suivi

How to apply:

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Papua New Guinea: Lead Monitoring and Evaluation Adviser

Organization: Cardno Emerging Markets
Country: Papua New Guinea
Closing date: 27 Nov 2016

About you
Showcase your career with this unique opportunity in the Law and Justice Sector in Papua New Guinea.

About the program
Justice Services and Stability for Development program (JSS4D) is a partnership between the Australian and PNG governments that aims to create safer communities; strengthen legal services; and make justice more accessible to the women, men and children of PNG.

About the role
Cardno is seeking an experienced, creative, energetic Lead Monitoring and Evaluation Adviser, to work as part of a passionate team. This wide ranging and interesting role will provide strategic leadership on the design and implementation of an efficient and effective monitoring, research and evaluation system for JSS4D.

Through your outstanding data collection and analysis skills, experience in monitoring and evaluation (M&E) procedures and implementation; you will implement evidence-based improvements to program effectiveness and performance to deliver the Program’s specified Outcomes.

You will focus on:

  • providing strategic leadership and management of the M&E Team’s work plan
  • ensuring accurate and timely reporting on results and value-for-money of Australia’s aid investments
  • strengthening the ability of partners and advisers to monitor, evaluate and report in their activities, including advice on the design of data collection and analysis mechanisms and tools
  • reporting the Program’s progress towards its outcomes; it’s achievements and challenges faced.The Terms of Reference outlining Responsibilities and the full Selection Criteria can be downloaded here: Terms of Reference

Duration
2 years with a possibility of an extension.

Salary Range
As an internationally recruited position, the position is classified as a long term adviser, Discipline Group C Job level 4 as specified in the Aid Adviser Remuneration Framework (ARF). Please visit http://dfat.gov.au/about-us/publications/Documents/adviser-remuneration-framework-2016.pdf to learn more about the ARF.

How to apply:

Applications
Interested applicants should apply online, and submit statements against the section criteria like stated in the terms of reference, along with a CV.

Closing date
11.59pm Sunday 27 November 2016 Australian Eastern Standard Time. Please note that incomplete and late applications will not be considered.

Interview Dates (Tentative)
Week of the 5 December 2016

Cardno is committed to child protection and safeguarding the welfare of children in the delivery of our international development programs. Recruitment and selection procedures reflect this commitment and may include relevant criminal record checks.

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Mali: Senior M&E Specialist, Mali Performance M&E Platform

Organization: Management Systems International
Country: Mali
Closing date: 03 Dec 2016

Senior M&E Specialist, Mali Performance M&E Platform

Company Profile: MSI, a Tetra Tech Company, is a Washington, DC metro area international development firm with a 35-year history of delivering development results across the world. Our core expertise is in the fields of monitoring and evaluation (M&E), institutional development, public sector management, governance and anti-corruption. MSI implements nearly 100 projects in 90 countries around the world such as Jordan, Morocco, Lebanon, Syria, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Colombia, and Mexico. As one of the leading companies in our field, MSI has partnered with more than 80 organizations across all sectors of international development with clients ranging from large bilateral and multilateral donors such as USAID, the World Bank and the UNDP to national and local governments, NGOs, think tanks, foundations and universities. For more information on MSI, please visit our website at www.msiworldwide.com.

Position Summary: Management Systems International (MSI), a U.S. based international development firm, is currently seeking a Senior M&E Specialist who will be responsible for leading and managing the technical work related to performance monitoring under this contract. The individual will oversee, and participate in evaluations and assessments and baseline surveys throughout the life of the contract. She will ensure the monitoring and evaluation work is of high caliber. The Senior M&E Specialist may also serve as the evaluation team leader of select evaluations conducted under this contract and will report to the Project COP (Chief of Party). The Senior M&E Specialist is a full-time position.

Responsibilities include:

  • Lead/oversee the review of PMPs, and support technical work such as reviewing reporting methods; carrying out training needs; designing tools and advising USAID and selected implementers on their M&E work, including field monitoring and DQAs.
  • Contribute substantively to the design and field testing of the evaluation methodology, participatory data collection methods and protocols, data verification techniques, and other technical evaluation and analytical tasks conducted under this contract.
  • Responsible for the design, quality, development and completion of all assessments, analytical reports and evaluations.
  • Other tasks supporting project goals and objectives as directed by the COP.

Qualifications:

The Senior M&E Specialist should have an advanced university degree in the social sciences, in particular: statistics, economics, public policy, public health or other relevant field. Desirable Experience:

  • Indicator development, data collection and analysis, data quality assessments, and/or performance monitoring and reporting.
  • Strong quantitative skills.
  • Creating and managing Performance Management Plans.
  • Leveraging performance monitoring data for improving ongoing project management.
  • Designing and implementing performance and impact evaluations of development interventions.
  • Designing and field testing surveys and other data collection instruments.
  • Designing, working on and leading an evaluation team.
  • Familiarity with USAID policies related to evaluation and performance management highly desirable.
  • Strong written and oral communication and excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Fluent in French

Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

MSI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer.

To apply: Please visit our website, www.msiworldwide.com

PI95831082

Apply Here: http://www.Click2apply.net/gbkrnbrpm5

How to apply:

Apply Online

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Democratic Republic of the Congo: Enquête pour l’étude sur les déterminants de la scolarisation des filles âgées de 6 à 18 ans à Kinshasa.

Organization: Handicap International Belgium
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
Closing date: 28 Nov 2016

2.1. Actuellement, et depuis 2014, HI met en œuvre un projet d’éducation Inclusive financé par le gouvernement Luxembourgeois. Ce projet se base sur les expériences précédentes. Une collaboration avec le MEPSINC est en cours, qui vise à élaborer un cadre légal (Document cadre de l’éducation inclusive en RDC) afin d’améliorer l’accès à l’éducation inclusive pour les ESH, particulièrement les filles. Cet appui au MEPSINC a pour objectif le pilotage d’un programme cadre et a l’ambition d’une éventuelle duplication du projet modèle visant l’ensemble des provinces éducationnelles de la RDC. Ainsi le projet Hi RDC Education Inclusive participe à l’atteinte, d’une part, de l’engagement national d’assurer une ” Education de Qualité Pour Tous », et, de l’autre, de l’objectif 4 des Objectifs de Développement Durable qui est celui de ” garantir une éducation de qualité et des possibilités d’apprentissage tout au long de la vie pour tous ».

Le projet HI RDC consolide son action dans 10 écoles, qui ont déjà été renforcées (2012), de Kinshasa (quatre communes). Ces écoles appartiennent à deux des trois ” provinces éducationnelles ».

L’étude sur les déterminants de la scolarisation correspond à une ligne budgétaire distincte de l’accord-cadre 4 du MAE-Luxembourgeois. Les résultats de l’étude serviront d’indicateurs fiables pour la constitution de la nouvelle phase du projet HI RDC pour la période 2018-2021.

Pour contribuer à l’éducation pour tous, en encourageant une société inclusive, une expérience d’éducation inclusive a été menée par HI de 2007 à 2009, sur financement de l’UE avec l’appui de deux centres spécialisés de Kinshasa : le centre pour l’enfance ” Bon départ » et le centre professionnel pour handicapés (Kikesa). Ce projet visait, entre autres résultats, la sensibilisation des parents sur l’importance de la scolarisation des Enfants en Situation de Handicap et un appui technique et financier en termes de réhabilitation des infrastructures et équipements.

En avril 2009, un nouveau projet a été lancé et se basait sur le renforcement des capacités des enseignants et des inspecteurs ainsi que sur des travaux d’aménagement des écoles en termes d’accessibilité.

Le projet a pris fin en décembre 2012 et a permis une collaboration effective entre le Ministère de l’enseignement primaire, secondaire et professionnel (MEPSP) et HI afin d’avoir un impact institutionnel fort en vue de soutenir les autorités à tenir davantage compte du handicap, non seulement dans les normes de constructions des infrastructures scolaires, mais également, à plus grande échelle, à l’intégrer dans la stratégie de l’éducation nationale en RDC.

Ce projet a contribué à l’élaboration d’un document cadre initié par la Direction des Réformes et Innovations Scolaires du MEPSP. Ce document cadre est le début d’un processus d’intégration de l’éducation inclusive dans le système éducatif congolais.

En RDC, plus d’un enfant sur quatre, soit 7.4 millions d’enfants de 5 à 17 ans, sont actuellement en dehors du système scolaire (dont 3.5 millions en âge d’être scolarisés dans le primaire). Cette situation semble être accentuée chez les filles puisque celles-ci représentent 53% des enfants non scolarisés, soit 3,9 millions. De plus, il semble qu’il y ait un écart significatif en matière d’accès et de maintien à l’école entre les filles non handicapés et celles vivant en situation de handicap. Ces dernières semblent rencontrer de sérieux obstacles sur le chemin de leur scolarisation.

Les données disponibles des rapports récents présentent cette situation au niveau de l’enseignement primaire : rois enfants sur dix ne terminent pas le cycle primaire ; 30% des enfants quittent l’école entre la 1e et 2e année, 20% entre le primaire et le secondaire ; Six filles sur dix achèvent l’école primaire contre huit garçons sur dix ; sept enfants sur dix ne sont pas inscrits ou ont abandonné l’école parce que leurs parents n’ont pas les moyens de payer les frais scolaires ; 44% des nouveaux inscrits en 1e année de primaire ont plus de 6 ans, leur entrée tardive à l’école augmente le risque d’abandon en cours de cycle ; les filles de milieu rural et de parents sans éducation courent le risque le plus élevé de ne jamais aller à l’école (33%). La distance est un facteur marginal : 84% des enfants ont une école proche de chez eux et 70% des enfants de 6 à 11 ans non scolarisés vivent près d’une école.

La problématique d’accès des filles comme groupes vulnérable se pose alors. Il n’existe pas de statistiques récentes relatives aux filles en général, ni aux filles handicapées, et encore moins d’études spécifiques approfondies portant sur les obstacles à leur scolarisation. Un rapport de l’Unicef de 2011 mentionne bien un taux de non scolarisation, à Kinshasa, de l’ordre de 15% des enfants et jeunes de 5 à 17 ans. Deux études sont à ce jour connues, celle de l’UNICEF (” enquête nationale sur la situation des enfants et des femmes ») déjà ancienne (2002) , et celle réalisée par Handicap International en RDC en 2014 (” Genre et Handicap : statut des femmes en situation de handicap dans le domaine de la santé et de l’éducation à Kinshasa » ), qui reste malheureusement assez peu étayée en termes quantitatif et qualitatif.

Par ailleurs, les familles et les communautés méconnaissent également les droits des personnes handicapées, en tant qu’êtres humains parfois et en tant que citoyens, souvent.

Les personnes handicapées sont donc généralement exclues ou marginalisées au sein de la société congolaise. Parmi elles, les enfants handicapés sont particulièrement vulnérables, notamment en termes d’accès à une éducation de qualité, qui leur est souvent refusée.

Cette difficulté à accéder aux services éducatifs et à s’y maintenir, concerne la majorité des enfants handicapés, mais la situation est plus particulièrement préoccupante pour les filles en situation de handicap, victimes d’une double discrimination, en tant que personnes handicapées, et en tant que filles. De fait, moins de 40% des femmes en situation de handicap sont alphabétisées, ce qui les rend particulièrement vulnérables à l’exclusion et à l’exploitation.

En effet, en RDC, et malgré le fait que le pays soit partie prenante d’un certain nombre d’instruments clés internationaux et régionaux de défense des droits des femmes et des filles, telles que la convention sur l’élimination de toutes les formes de discrimination à l’égard des femmes (C.CEDEF), les filles et les jeunes femmes voient toujours se dresser devant elles de nombreux obstacles à la pleine jouissance de leurs droits. Beaucoup de filles et de femmes sont analphabètes et sont confrontées au danger et à la discrimination sur une base quotidienne. L’inégalité hommes-femmes est visible dans de nombreux aspects : dans l’accès aux services, dont ceux de l’éducation, dans les bas revenus que les femmes perçoivent, dans les niveaux extrêmement faibles de leur représentation politique, et dans la poursuite de la pratique de la polygamie .

Le présent appel d’offre a pour objet le recrutement d’un consultant pour l’étude sur les déterminants de la scolarisation des filles âgées de 6 à 18 ans à Kinshasa

3-Présentation de l’enquête

3-1- Pourquoi cette étude/recherche ?

L’étude permettra de doter les acteurs du secteur de l’éducation en RDC de données statistiques descriptives permettant d’identifier les principaux déterminants significatifs de la scolarisation chez les filles et les jeunes filles en milieu urbain (Kinshasa). A partir de là, il sera envisageable de soutenir des actions de plaidoyer en faveur de politiques éducatives facilitant l’accès et la poursuite d’un cursus scolaire chez les jeunes filles, incluant la situation du handicap.

Ajoutons que les entités gouvernementales seront les bénéficiaires directs des résultats de ce rapport. Il s’agit là d’une contribution pertinente parmi d’autres quant à l’élaboration d’une politique active et durable de l’éducation pour tous dans le respect de l’objectif 4 des Objectifs de Développement Durable.

Cette étude vise à fournir des pistes de réflexions sur les conditions, non seulement de l’accès pour tous à l’école, mais également de tous les facteurs de risques qui mènent à la déscolarisation des enfants.

3-2- Objectif général de l’enquête

Identifier et expliquer les principaux facteurs ou déterminants de la scolarisation chez les jeunes filles (niveaux primaires et secondaires) à Kinshasa en RDC.

3-3- Objectifs spécifiques

Les objectifs spécifiques de l’étude peuvent se résumer comme suite ; a) Fournir des statistiques représentatives de la situation des jeunes filles sur l’accès et le maintien à l’école dans la zone de l’étude ; b) Identifier et analyser les difficultés rencontrées par les jeunes filles quant à l’accès à l’école, avec un accent mis sur les jeunes filles handicapées quel que soit le type ou le niveau d’incapacité ; c) Identifier et analyser les difficultés rencontrées par les jeunes filles quant au maintien à l’école, avec un accent mis sur les jeunes filles handicapées quel que soit le type ou le niveau d’incapacité ; d) Proposer des pistes susceptibles d’améliorer l’accès et le maintien à l’école de la population cible.

3-4- Résultats attendus

Les résultats sont au nombre de trois : R1 : Revue de littérature et argumentaire des hypothèses retenues ; R2 : Méthodologie (échantillon, collecte des données, questionnaire) ; R3 : Analyse argumentée des principaux résultats de l’enquête.

3-5- Localisation

Ville Province de Kinshasa.

3-6- Population cible

Les filles et jeunes filles âgées de 6 à 18 ans handicapées ou non, scolarisées ou non.

Plusieurs autres groupes cibles pourront être sollicités selon la pertinence de leur inclusion en fonction des résultats attendus de l’étude. La liste suivante n’est pas exhaustive et pourra être modulée en fonction de la méthodologie adoptée :

  • les parents et familles de la population-cible
  • les enseignants et directeurs d’écoles (hommes et femmes)
  • la communauté de vie
  • les acteurs de la société civile, et plus particulièrement les acteurs de l’éducation
  • les autorités du Ministère de l’éducation au niveau provincial et national, Ministère du Genre

3-7- Méthodologie et conditions pratiques

Cette recherche doit s’appuyer sur une approche quantitative causale (multi causale) des facteurs expliquant l’accès et la poursuite de la scolarisation de la jeune fille. Les méthodologies mises en place sont laissées à la discrétion du consultant mais devront être clairement présentées et détaillées dans la proposition technique.

  1. Profil recherché

4-1- Profil recherché

Formation en sociologie et/ ou anthropologie, sciences de l’éducation

4-2- Expertise recherchée

L’appel d’offre est ouvert à toute personne physique disposant d’une expertise dans la réalisation d’enquêtes. L’appel est ouvert à des organisations non gouvernementales spécialisées dans les études de terrain, centres de recherche ou universités.

Expertise dans les domaines suivants:

  • Expérience dans le champ de l’éducation souhaitée ;
  • Très bonnes connaissances en méthode d’enquête participative, quantitative et qualitative ;
  • Parfaite maîtrise du français ;
  • Bonne connaissance du contexte socioculturel de la RDC ;
  • Expérience préalable dans ce type d’étude ;
  • Forte capacité d’analyse et de synthèse ;
  • Forte capacité rédactionnelle ;
  • Bonne capacité d’adaptation et autonomie ;
  • Références de recherche et références d’employeurs/universités.

La sélection du consultant se fera sur base des critères suivants : (i) méthodologie proposée (35%) ; (ii) Connaissance et maitrise de la thématique Education (25%); (iii) Expérience antérieure dans une étude similaire (20%); (iv) cohérence du calendrier et du budget proposé (20%).

How to apply:

Le dossier de candidature devra comprendre :

Les réponses pour la présente mission devront comporter :

• Sur le consultant :

□ Les photocopies des diplômes

□ Un curriculum vitae (formation, expériences dans les domaines mentionnés ci-dessus, listes des publications principales) comportant au moins trois (3) références antérieures

□ Une lettre de motivation

□ Attestation de fin de service en tant que Consultant

Sur les cabinets, organisation, Université de recherche :

□ Historique du cabinet ;

□ Synthèse des enquêtes antérieures réalisées ;

□ Autorisations de fonctionnement en RDC en qualité d’un cabinet de recherche ;

□ Attestation de fin de service

• Sur la proposition technique :

□ Une proposition méthodologique pour conduire cette étude/recherche, incluant avec a minima :

Compréhension des enjeux de l’étude et des termes de référence, partie introductive avec mise en contexte de l’étude, état de l’art sur la problématique ; présentation des objectifs de l’étude (général & spécifiques), avec population ciblée, localisation ; présentation du cadre méthodologique : design de l’étude, modalités de sélection des participants, méthodes de collecte des données & outils associées, méthodes de traitement, méthodes d’analyse, mécanismes de suivi qualité ; responsabilités de l’expert ; considérations éthiques

□ Un calendrier, détaillant clairement les étapes liées à la mise en place, la réalisation, le suivi et la valorisation de l’étude/recherche et le temps nécessaire pour couvrir leur réalisation

□ Une proposition financière incluant, a minima, le détail des honoraires de consultance et des coûts opérationnels de l’étude/recherche (déplacements, hébergement, per diem des enquêteurs, salaire des interprètes, opérateurs de saisie, matériel,…).

Ces documents sont à envoyer avec référence “offre n°025/2016 recrutement consultant Enquête Endline » au plus tard le 28 novembre 2016, par e-mail à l’adresse suivante : recrut@handicap-international-rdc.org

Ou sous pli fermé à l’adresse suivante :

Fédération Handicap International en RD Congo

Avenue Milambo n°12

Quartier Basoko, C/Ngaliema

Kinshasa/RDC

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Myanmar: Consultant for Final Evaluation for Danish Red Cross in Myanmar

Organization: Danish Red Cross
Country: Myanmar
Closing date: 11 Nov 2016

The Danish Red Cross in partnership with the Myanmar Red Cross Society is looking for a qualified international consultant to conduct a final assessment of the Maternal Newborn Children Health programme in Chin State, Myanmar.

1. Background

The programme *‘Stronger capacity of Myanmar Red Cross Society (MRCS) to deliver social services to out of reach populations in Chin State in partnership with local authorities’ (DCI-NSAPVD/2012/308-637)*

The action “Stronger capacity of Myanmar Red Cross Society to deliver social services to out of reach populations in Chin State in partnership with local authorities” is an EU supported programme and forms part of the wider community based health in development with a focus on Maternal and Newborn Child Health programme.

The EU specific action, referred to as MNCH programme, initially was to cover a 36 month period from 01 March 2013 until 31 March 2016; however a no-cost extension was granted and extended the programme until 30 June 2016.

The overall objective of the MNCH programme was to strengthen the capacity of MRCS to contribute to poverty alleviation in Myanmar. With a specific objective to enhance the capacity of MRCS and to strengthen its partnership with local authorities to plan and implement development projects targeting out of reach communities in Falam Township, Chin State. The main activities of the programme are focused on maternal and newborn child health and increasing access to clean water with three main estimated results:

  • Enhanced capacity and involvement of MRCS in development of community-based maternal, newborn and under-five child health services in target communities in partnership with local authorities.

  • Increased capacity and involvement of MRCS in supporting target communities for improved access to clean water, hygiene and sanitation solutions in partnership with local authorities.

  • Strengthened capacity of MRCS in management of development projects.

2. Objectives of the evaluation

2.1 The overall objectives of the evaluation are:

  • To assess the relevance, efficiency, effectiveness, impact and sustainability of the programme in relation to the set objectives and results.
  • To analyse and provide an accurate assessment of overall progress made related to this programme in accordance with the terms of the contract
  • To evaluate the project’s progress and achievements more specifically towards the set targets and objectives.
  • To evaluate the quality of activities and services provided to the communities of the targeted villages in Falam.
  • To evaluate the management of the programme, personal, accounting, implementation and achievements of the project in relation to its objectives.
  • To evaluate how the programme has mainstreamed cross-cutting issues such as promotion of rights base approaches and gender equality.

3. Output

The consultant is responsible for providing a final report of the monitored programme fulfilling all technical requested aspects of the programme and an electronic copy of the report.

The report will consist of three levels of information:

  • Firstly, the executive summary to be written in a separate paper providing the bare essentials for decision-makers regarding the background, major conclusions in relation to the evaluation objectives & criteria, recommendations and lessons learned (total 3-5 pages).
  • The second level is the main report (max. 25 pages plus annexes and a list of abbreviations) of which a substantial part will be the main conclusions and recommendations. These should be substantiated with more detailed information only to the extent necessary. Detailed findings should be referred to the annexes. Conclusions and recommendations in the main report should have references to the relevant findings in the annexes.
  • The third level in the report should contain the annexes. Those should provide all information necessary to substantiate major conclusions and recommendations in the main report. The Terms of Reference, the team‘s itinerary, list of persons met, and list of documents used should also be annexed.

4. Scope of Work/ Evaluation Criteria

The final evaluation shall comprise, but not necessarily be limited to, the following evaluation criteria:

Relevance:

  • Assess whether the programme objectives are in line with the needs, priorities and policies of

a) The MRCS (including its Strategic Plan),

b) DRC Strategies,

c) Country policies including the national strategic health plan

d) Other relevant strategies, policies and good practises

  • To what extent is the programme complimentary to the efforts carried out at National level?
  • How has the programme selected target beneficiaries?

Effectiveness:

  • Assess to what extent programme objectives have been reached? Have activities been sufficient to realise agreed objectives? Is it likely that the programme will have the anticipated long term impact?
  • Assess the technical quality of the programme activities and the effectiveness and appropriateness of methodologies and approaches applied.
  • Identify good practises.

Efficiency:

  • Assess the efficiency of the programme in converting its inputs (funds, expertise, time etc.) to outputs. Could the programme have been implemented more efficiently?
  • Assess the efficiency of programme management including financial management practices, human resource management systems and tools, development of budgets and plans of action.
  • Assess the extent to which attempts have been made to improve cost-efficiency.

Sustainability of the programme:

  • Assess the extent to which viable exit strategies have been sufficiently elaborated.
  • Assess whether the risks and assumptions still hold and if mitigation strategies have been applied to accommodate possible developments in the programme operating environment.
  • What activities are likely to be continued following withdrawal of the programme from target areas?
  • Assess the extent to which the programme has collaborated with national and local authorities and other partners outside the Red Cross Movement.

Impact:

  • Assess the positive and negative effects of the programme in the short and longer perspective.
  • To what extent has the programme reached its intended target groups?
  • How has the programme contributed towards reducing vulnerability in the targeted communities?

  • Assess the impact of the different programme components (e.g. Capacity Building, MNCH, water, sanitation and hygiene) with considerations to both qualitative and quantitative findings.

  • Assess to what extent accountability towards beneficiaries has been implemented.

  • To what extent where target populations given a chance to understand and influence key decisions?

Coherence:

  • The extent to which activities undertaken allow the EU to achieve its development policy objectives without internal contradiction or without contradiction with other EU policies.
  • Extent to which they complement partner country’s policies and other donors’ interventions.
  • Considering other related activities undertaken by Government or other donors, at the same level or at a higher level:

  • The likeliness that results and impacts will mutually reinforce one another

  • The likeliness that results and impacts will duplicate or conflict with one another

  • In connection to higher level policies; assess the extent to which the programme (its objectives, targeted beneficiaries, timing, etc .):

    • Is likely to contribute to/contradict other EU policies
    • Is in line with evolving strategies of the EU and its partners

Complementarity:

  • The extent to which the programme (its objectives, targeted beneficiaries, timing, results, etc .) is complementary and coordinated to the intervention of EU Member States in the region/country/area
  • The extent to which the programme (its objectives, targeted beneficiaries, timing, results, etc .) is creating actual synergy (or duplication) with the intervention of EU Member States and involves concerted efforts by EU Member States and the EC to optimise synergies and avoid duplication.

Management and Partnership:

  • Assess the degree to which the MRCS at all relevant organisational levels has obtained ownership of the programme.
  • Assess the development of the working relationship between DRC and the MRCS throughout the programme period and possible changes in programme management and partnership.
  • Assess if the MRCS/ DRC procedures and mechanisms are followed and have led to effective implementation of the programme.

5. Method of work

The following methodology will be applied during the course of the final evaluation:

  • The team will conducted a desk review to study relevant material before starting the assignment
  • The team will apply participatory approaches including consultations, interviews, focus group discussions, direct observations etc. throughout the assignment
  • The team will visit and evaluate programme locations in Falam Township
  • The team will meet and interview:

  • Relevant DRC staff

  • Relevant MRCS management and programme staff at HQ, branch and field level

  • Branch and community volunteers

  • Other Movement Partners (Austrian Red Cross)

  • Relevant departments at field level – example: Department of Health, Township medical officer.

  • A variety of programme beneficiaries including village health committees, village WASH committees.

  • Agencies having similar programmes operational in Falam Township.

  • Other relevant methodologies that the Consultants may find as appropriate in addition to the above to be discussed during the kick off meeting.

Briefing and debriefing meetings will take place at DRC office Yangon, Myanmar.

The draft report will be distributed to MRCS Director of Health and DRC Health Delegate for comments and corrections. After receiving the comments, the Consultant will finalise the report and submit to management of DRC Health Delegate and MRCS Director of Health.

6. Time frame

The whole consultancy will take place from November. The total duration of the contract compounds the duration of staying of the consultant, the travel time and the work outside of the country. Based on the above, a total in out of 21 days/expert is considered. Please see below for more details.

As a rule of thumb the draft evaluation report will be delivered to the DRC Health Delegate and the MRCS Director of Health no later than 7 days after the end of the evaluation mission.

The final evaluation report will be delivered no later than 16th December and submitted to DRC Health Delegate and MRCS Director of Health.

The detailed schedule will be as under:

Weeks prior: submit team names for travel permission

2 days: Preparatory work

1 day: Travel from consultant home country to Yangon

1 day: Kick off meeting in Yangon

2 days Meetings with various stakeholders in Yangon and Naypyitaw

2 days: Travel to Falam, Chin State

6 days: Field work in Falam

1 day: Travel to Yangon

1 day: Debriefing in Yangon

1 day: Travel back to consultant home country

3 days: Report writing

1 day: To incorporate feedback to final report

7. Deliverables

  • Inception report with detailed evaluation plan
  • First draft report
  • Final evaluation report
  • Submission of hard and electronic copies of materials, data collected/analysed and all other evaluation documents.
  • PowerPoint debriefing presentation to key DRC and MRCS staff highlighting main findings and recommendations

8. Conditions of Work

The consultant is expected to work closely with the Danish Red Cross and Myanmar Red Cross Society who have technical experts with MNCH programme experience. DRC Country Office will provide work space in Yangon, international flight tickets, transportation in-country, accommodation in Falam, visas and travel authorisation to Falam.

9. Qualifications and experience required

  • Minimum academic qualifications: Advanced university degree in public health, medicine, or a field related to maternal and child health.
  • 8 -10 years professional experience in evaluating development and health programmes;
  • Ability to write clearly and for a variety of audiences;
  • Ability to work independently and in a multi-cultural environment;
  • Fluent in English (written and spoken) and desirable fluency in Myanmar and Chin languages;

10. Documents available

  • Programme documents and supporting documents
  • Updated budget including expenditures to date
  • Plan of action
  • Baseline, M&E plan
  • Quarterly and annual reports
  • Other relevant documents including:

  • DRC International Strategy 2011-14

  • DRC International Strategy 2015-20

  • DRC Myanmar Country Strategy 2011-16

  • Relevant DRC strategic guidelines, including Guidelines on Bilateral Partnerships

  • MRCS Strategic Plans 2011 – 2016

  • Relevant MRCS policies, strategic guidelines etc.

11. Submission of proposal

Interested qualified consultants are expected to submit a detailed expression of interest (technical and financial proposal) with the following components;

  • Their understanding of the TOR
  • Proposed methodology and work schedule
  • Proposed budget (including consultant fees)
  • CV

12. Terms of payment

Danish Red Cross shall pay the consultant in full upon submission and acceptance of the final evaluation report.

Applications from qualified individuals should be submitted by the 11 November 2016

For questions please contact Dean Creer, DRC Health Delegate email address: decre@rodekors.dk.

How to apply:

Use “send application” via this link:https://drk.easycruit.com/intranet/international/vacancy/1732715/113833?iso=dk

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Pakistan: Team Lead, Evaluation and Assessments, Performance Management Support Contract (PERFORM), Pakistan

Organization: Management Systems International
Country: Pakistan
Closing date: 02 Dec 2016

Team Lead, Evaluation and Assessments,

Performance Management Support Contract (PERFORM), Pakistan

Company Profile: MSI, a Tetra Tech Company, is a Washington, DC metro area international development firm with a 35-year history of delivering development results across the world. Our core expertise is in the fields of monitoring and evaluation (M&E), institutional development, public sector management, governance and anti-corruption. MSI implements nearly 100 projects in 90 countries around the world such as Jordan, Morocco, Lebanon, Syria, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Colombia, and Mexico. As one of the leading companies in our field, MSI has partnered with more than 80 organizations across all sectors of international development with clients ranging from large bilateral and multilateral donors such as USAID, the World Bank and the UNDP to national and local governments, NGOs, think tanks, foundations and universities. For more information on MSI, please visit our website at www.msiworldwide.com.

Project Summary: In May 2015, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) awarded a five-year contract to Management Systems International (MSI) to provide performance management support to USAID-sponsored development programs throughout Pakistan. The Performance Management Support Contract (PERFORM) serves as a centralized management support mechanism that provides services in (1) monitoring, (2) evaluation, (3) assessment, and (4) learning support. PERFORM provides data and information to help USAID/Pakistan project managers improve results through better implementation, design, and learning, enabling it to better target its programming and achieve its goals and objectives.

Please note: Only Pakistani citizens are eligible for this position.**

Position Summary: The Team Lead for Evaluation and Assessments is a member of the PERFORM senior management team. S/he will support PERFORM by providing technical and managerial support to the development and execution of a wide range of research-related activities related to USAID/Pakistan’s portfolio. These may include formative evaluations, summative evaluations, impact evaluations, project-level assessments, context assessments, baselines, exploratory research and special studies. The Team Lead will work with PERFORM staff, consultants and USAID/Pakistan staff to finalize statements of work and design evaluations, assessments and other research activities. S/he will develop data analysis plans and refine research and data collection tools, analyze quantitative and qualitative data, provide technical inputs to evaluation reports, and provide overall quality assurance for deliverables. The Team Lead will work with senior management to help manage 10 – 12 evaluation/assessment unit staff, assemble teams that may include short-term consultants, sub-contractors and external data collection firms, oversee and/or participate in specific evaluations, assessments or other research activities, and ensure that high quality work is done in a timely and efficient manner.

The Team Lead, Evaluation and Assessments will report to the Evaluations and Assessments Advisor. This is a full time position based in Islamabad, Pakistan. It is expected to begin immediately and last through April 2020.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical support and quality assurance for evaluation, assessments and research-related activities, including:

  • Work with USAID/Pakistan and PERFORM staff to develop an overall approach and design activities.

  • Develop assignment work plans based on statements of work received from USAID for evaluations, assessments and other research activities.

  • Design and operationalize research methodologies and tools including evaluation and assessment data analysis plans; data collection instruments and data collection plans;

  • Conduct data analysis.

  • As necessary, serve as lead writer or as a technical reviewer of deliverables, including data analysis plans, data collection instruments, reports, presentations, summaries and briefs.

  • Assemble evaluation, assessment and research teams, including:

  • Work with senior management to identify internal and external staffing needs;

  • Work with HR staff to recruit external consultants.

  • Identify data collection firms, think tanks and other institutions required to complete the assignment.

  • Write consultant statements of work (SOWs).

  • Write or contribute to the writing SOWs for RFPs and/or subcontractors to undertake data collection.

  • As necessary, facilitate team planning workshops prior to the commencement of field work.

  • Management of staff and evaluation and assessment teams, including:

  • Supervise evaluation/assessment unit staff who are assigned to manage and provide quality assurance for evaluations, assessments or other research activities.

  • Manage evaluation/assessment unit work flow in consultation with the Evaluation/Assessments Advisor to ensure smooth workflow processes and that assignments are properly managed and meeting PERFORM requirements.

  • Work with evaluation / assessment unit staff to manage subcontractors to ensure the timely collection of high quality quantitative and qualitative data.

  • As required, engage with USAID/Pakistan’s technical offices regarding current and future assignments.

  • As required, lead interim and final debriefing sessions, including the production of supporting materials such as hand-outs and power-point presentations.

  • Work with PERFORM staff, including monitoring, evaluation and MIS/GIS/IT staff to maintain a regular flow of communication throughout the assignment.

  • Interact frequently with sector experts and other donors and implementing partners working in areas related to PERFORM’s research assignments.

  • Participate in activities to ensure research data and information contributes to USAID/Pakistan’s learning and adaptive processes.

  • Travel outside Islamabad, as required.

  • Carry out additional responsibilities, as assigned by the Evaluation/Assessments Advisor or Chief of Party.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in economics, statistics, social sciences, international development, public or business administration, or other relevant fields. PhD in a relevant field preferred. Exceptional candidates with other degrees will also be considered.
  • Minimum eight (8) years of diverse experience in the field of development, including socio-economic research and/or monitoring and evaluation (M&E) in donor-assisted projects.
  • Knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research methods.
  • Considerable experience in directly conducting and leading evaluations and research projects in developing countries, preferably in Pakistan.
  • In-depth knowledge and hands-on experience in quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis tools and methods.
  • Demonstrated project or team management ability.
  • Excellent analytical and communication skills.
  • Excellent English language verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience working in complex environments.

Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

MSI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer.

To apply: Please visit our website, www.msiworldwide.com

PI95820070

Apply Here: http://www.Click2apply.net/vgwfffsp64

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Kenya: AGRICULTURE EXTENSION OFFICER

Organization: Action Africa Help – International
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 11 Nov 2016

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

BACKGROUND

Action Africa Help International (AAH-I) is an international not-for-profit humanitarian and development agency with headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, and Country Programmes in South Sudan, Kenya, Somalia, Uganda, and Zambia. AAH-I has a long experience in delivering humanitarian assistance in South Sudan, Uganda, Zambia and Somalia.

Action Africa Help International has received SPARK-DFID grant for Support and Protection and Assistant of Refugees in Kenya (SPARK) Project to enhance self -reliance and sustainable livelihoods for refugees in Kakuma, Turkana County.

AAH-I is seeking qualified candidates for the following positions:

AGRICULTURE EXTENSION OFFICER

Reporting to the Project manager the Agricultural Extension Officer will be responsible for building the capacity of the livelihood project staff by providing agricultural extension technical support. S/He will ensure that agricultural extension services are effectively and efficiently provided during SPARK project implementation.

Qualifications & Experience

  • Degree in Agricultural, Agriculture Economics, Agro-Enterprise, Rural Development or a closely related field.
  • Minimum five (5) years’ work experience three (3) of which must be in a similar role.
  • Possess proven practical knowledge of the program development cycle, design and management.
  • Demonstrated strengths in relationship management; able to work with diverse groups of people in multicultural, team-oriented environment.
  • Able to manage relationships to achieve results**.**

How to apply:

Application Instructions

Kenyan nationals and candidates currently based in Kakuma are encouraged to apply. Please visit our website at www.actionafricahelp.org to see the full job description. Interested candidates should email application letters and CVs (with 3 referees) addressed to recruitke@actionafricahelp.org or drop off their applications to Action Africa Help Kenya, Kakuma NCCK compound. The Subject Line must show the job title of the position applied for. Deadline for applications is 11TH November 2016. AAH-I is an equal-opportunity employer. Only those selected for the interviews will be contacted. AAH-I does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process nor does it use recruitment agents.

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United States of America: Short-term Consultancy: Global Health Expert to Support a FINAL Evaluation

Organization: Manitou, Inc.
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 07 Nov 2016

Main Objective

The main objective is to support the conduct of a high-profile, strategic evaluation to assess the extent to which institutional strengthening initiatives have been effective over the course of a four-year period, and based on the evidence determine lessons for the future. The sector of this work is Global Health, and specifically Polio, Malaria, Gastrointestinal Diseases, and Family Health. This assignment will an opportunity for travel inside and outside of the United States.

Specific Duties

Contribute to the overall design of the evaluation (Inception Report)
Support the development of in-depth interview guides and focus group guides and provide notes of interviews
Help to facilitate focus group discussions with individuals whose first language may not be the English Language
Provide insightful, evidence-based report sections (findings, conclusions, actionable/specific recommendations, and lessons learned) to the final evaluation report
Provide meaningful, technical input to the Stakeholder Validation Workshop to be held at the end of the contract in March/April 2017
**
Essential Requirements**
Profound cross-cultural awareness and ability to relate to colleagues working in public health at every level from policy to implementation
Be a strong team player with a high level of flexibility
Sense of humor

Knowledge and Skills
Advanced degree in Public Health subjects (e.g., Polio, Malaria, Gastrointestinal Diseases, and Family Health, HIV/AIDS, Integrated Health Systems, Vaccines, Advocacy campaigns, etc…
Five to seven years experience in program evaluation
Experience in leadership, communications and relationship management
Critical thinking, research skills, and analytical skills
Proficiency with MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel

How to apply:

Send your resume to hr@manitouinc.com. Please specify in the subject line “Global Health Evaluation”. Resume must include your contact information (email and telephone number) and your daily rate.

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Somalia: Access to Quality Primary Education in Sheikh District, Somaliland

Organization: SOS Children’s Villages International
Country: Somalia
Closing date: 10 Nov 2016

SOS Children’s Villages is a non-governmental social development organisation that has been active in the field of children’s rights and committed to children’s needs and concerns since 1948.

SOS Children’s Villages Somaliland (referred to as SOS Somaliland) has officially been working in Somaliland since 2000. SOS Somaliland is an officially registered non-profit and non-governmental organization in the country. SOS Somaliland has decision-making power over its own facilities and is a local, independent and responsible body. It is an active member of the worldwide federation, SOS Children’s Villages International, the umbrella organisation of all national, independent SOS Children’s Villages Associations (based in Innsbruck, Austria). SOS is currently working in 134 countries worldwide, with the objective of supporting children, who are in danger of losing their parents and their families or who have already lost them, in the best possible and in an individual way.

To reach these aims, SOS Somaliland collaborates with local institutions, international and local non-governmental organisations, representatives of the civil society and other stakeholders. Since 2000, when the first SOS Education facility was opened in Sheikh, SOS Somaliland has continuously expanded its programmes. Core interventions include Children’s Villages, alternative care, education and health. SOS Somaliland focuses on vulnerable children, their families and their communities; majority of who have been affected by the impacts of Somaliland’s prolonged civil conflict and chronic drought, mass movement and displacement of populations, diseases, severe acute malnutrition, and low human productivity all leading to extreme poverty.

a) Overview of the context

Somaliland is situated in the north-western part of Somaliland and the estimated number of inhabitants is 3.5 million. The political and socio-economic situation in Somaliland is characterised by the post-conflict recovery from the bloody civil war that claimed more than 500.000 lives, in which Somaliland seceded from the rest of Somaliland.

Since the 1994 when the civil war ended Somaliland has been an independent self-governing but unrecognized region since. Somaliland has embarked on a locally based peace and democratisation process which has provided stability and the establishment of state-like institutions and a constitution.

Regardless of the fragile situation Somaliland’s government has shown commitment to improving the population’s livelihood through investments in public health, education, infrastructure, and development of the private sector. The government has also increased its revenue base by expanding taxation and fighting corruption. These initiatives have been widely recognised by the international community and Denmark and UK has pledged to provide 86 million USD in development assistance to Somaliland government 2012 to 2016.

Despite the relative peace and progress Somaliland is still considered a fragile state by the international community due to weak government structure and the volatile political situation in the rest of Somaliland.

b) Project Overview:

Target group

Primary target group:

· 1.518 children, primary school students (770 boys and 748 girls) from the four (4) primary schools from grade 1–8; age group 6 – 18 years; Wairah Primary School, Sheikh Adan Kulmiye Primary School, Oday H.Mohamed Intermediate School and Musa Maalesh Primary Girls’ School.

· Approximately 150 (10%) of these children (equal number of girls and boys) will be organized in child rights groups.

· At least 300 children who have lost parental care or are at risk of losing parental care will be enrolled and supported to continue with primary schooling in the four (4) primary schools bringing the total to 1,818 pupils by the end of the project period

Secondary target group:

· 43 primary school teachers; School Management at four primary schools; 24 – 30 members of Community Education Committees (CECs) from the four schools (approximately 6 – 9 per CEC); School Management, Teachers and students at SOS Sheikh Secondary School; Parents and caregivers; Communities and CBOs; Religious leaders and elders councils; Sheikh District authorities and Regional Education Coordinator

Brief project information

Access to Quality Primary Education project was implemented in sheikh district from June 2014 to December 2016, which will be the one to be evaluated. The intention of the project was to improve access to primary education for the children in Sheikh District whose their parental care is lost or at risk of losing.

In depiction, the project strengthens the skills of at-least 53 local primary school teachers and establishes a Teachers Advisory and Resource Centre (TARC), which provides training, guidance and internet access to local teachers on the one hand, and on the other establish systematic follow-up schemes, documentation of best practise and exchange of experience.

The project was also intended to increase enrolment for boys and girls, performance and retention of children in the schools by training the teachers and on a regular basis support at the primary schools with professional development. Focus is given to improve teachers planning and performance and reduce the use of corporal punishment in schools.

The targeted schools in this project where rehabilitated, furnished and equipped, also teaching and learning materials were provided to teachers and vulnerable pupils

Children in the schools were organised in Child Rights Groups and trained as ‘child rights agents’ who together will promote children’s rights to education to the wider community.

Project objective

The overall development objective of the project is:

To improve access to quality public primary education in Sheikh District, Somaliland.

Immediate objectives are:

1. *To build the capacity of CECs, school management teams (SMTs) and at least 40 teachers to plan and deliver quality education in four schools in Sheikh District.*

Main activities:

· Training of teachers to improve and develop teaching and planning skills.

· Training of CECs and SMs on relevant issues for assuming responsibilities within improving quality primary education and understanding child rights.

· Make individual assessments and professional development plans, monitoring and support visits by the Teachers Technical Advisor (TTA) to the four primary schools on a regular basis.

· Establish tutor/teachers advisors’ team of teachers from SOS Sheikh Secondary Boarding School and implement professional support activities with teachers at the four primary schools.

· Establish and equip a Teachers Advisory and Resource Centre where teachers from primary schools can seek and get support to professional development and internet access.

· Provide teaching and learning materials for teachers and pupils in four primary schools.

2. To increase the awareness and acceptance of child rights in Sheikh District among children, parents, teachers and local stakeholders.

Main activities:

· Train teachers (child rights agents), CECs, SMs parents and other stakeholders on child rights and protection.

· Train parents/caregivers in parenting and psychosocial support skills.

· Organize meetings with parents to discuss child rights issues including right to education for all children

· Provide educational materials including school uniforms to at least 300 children who have lost or are at risk of losing parental care to ensure that they are enrolled and continue with primary education

· Mobilize and organize children in child rights groups who meet regularly and plan activities.

· Establish and follow procedures for ‘Incident book’ to record impact of sensitization towards fewer incidents of conflicts and corporal punishment by teachers.

3. Enhance the enrolment and retention of girls by 20% in four schools in Sheikh District.

Main activities:

· Reduce barriers for girls’ to access education and ease the girls’ access to attend school by sensitization and education on gender and child rights to stakeholders, child rights groups and community campaigns and activities; with special emphasis on girls who have lost or are at risk of losing parental care

4. Improve quality of physical infrastructure and facilities at four primary schools and establish TARC.

Main activities:

· Establish and equip Teachers Advisory and Resource Centre (TARC) with furniture, computers with internet access and other relevant materials.

· Renovate physical infrastructure including furniture and equipment at four primary schools according to needs assessment.

· *Support to the reconstruction/relocation of*Musa Maalesh Primary Girl’s School in a new location.

Initial situation/problem analysis

The Somaliland primary education sector is characterized by the post-conflict recovery situation in Somaliland. In Sheikh District this translates to run-down buildings and classrooms that have not been maintained for decades, teachers who are unqualified and have low pedagogical skills. The school management is untrained or under-qualified and there is little ownership, support and involvement of parents, students and teachers in the schools. Girls are underrepresented in schools.

From a governance perspective the government is still struggling to establish the basic administrative institutions and structures for the primary education sector.

In Sheikh District SOS SX carried out two assessments; one in December 2013 and one in January 2014 to prepare the project. The assessments revealed that the four local schools targeted in the proposed project face many of these challenges. The four schools have a student population of 1,518 and 43 teachers – table 1 below.

Table 1: Student and Teacher Population by School by GenderSchool Students Teachers** Wairah Primary School 151 male, 89 female 4 male, 4 female Sheikh Adan Kulmiye Primary School 319 male, 241 female 9 male, 4 female Oday H. Mohamed Intermediate School 300 male, 322 female 13 male, 3 female Musa Maalesh Primary Girl’s School 0 male, 96 female 0 male, 6 female

Connection of measures and impact

The project enables improving Education system and teaching through capacity building and facility provision, through which the performance of the children in schools improves gradually.

Also the project addresses children’s rights issues in the District and as a result the duty bearers and caregivers take up their roles/responsibilities, protecting and caring their children.

Impact Matrix (Targets and Indicators)

Specific Objectives (Output)

Indicators (quantitative, if possible)

Actual

Target

Output 1.1: By December 2015, 95% of the teachers have been enrolled in the training programs and are capable of delivering improved pedagogical teaching and better manage student conflicts drawing on the lessons from the training.

By December 2016 at least 33% of students have experienced an improved educational environment in four public primary schools (less intra-student conflict).

Actual: To be evaluated

Target

1.1.1 Individual assessment of teachers’ performance and teachers lessons plans/schemes of work.

1.1.2 Trainings for a total of 43 teachers, both trained and untrained, in four primary schools in teaching methodology, child rights/protection, conflict management and positive discipline.

1.1.3 Develop individual teachers’ professional development plans and follow-up.

1.1.4 Exchange of experience seminars for teachers.

Output 1.2: By December 2015, Community Education Committees (CECs) and School Management teams (SMTs) are familiar with children’s rights and financial management principles and are actively pursuing a strategy to improve quality primary education.

CEC and SMT members have developed and implemented strategic focused on improving education and centred teaching.

Actual: To be evaluated

Target

1.2.1 Formation of CECs: support elections, formulate regulations, meetings etc.

1.2.2 Training of CECs in children’s rights, educational planning, child centred teaching, financial oversight.

1.2.3 Training of SMT organizational, administrative and leadership skills, basic planning, conducting of staff and committee meetings, record keeping, educational planning, children’s rights, inclusion of girls and gender sensitive subjects and financial management.

1.2.4 Three exchange visits to SOS SX child rights and educational program in Hargeisa together with teachers and management representatives (one visit to Hargeisa, one by Hargeisa to Sheikh) to exchange experiences and learning points.

Output and 1.3 By December 2014 Teachers Technical Advisor (TTA) is employed, is well informed and instructed in field of work and has developed a work plan for activities in project period.

Teachers, CECs, SMs and other collaborators are well informed about and involved in project planning and implementation.

Actual: To be evaluated

Target

1.1.1 TTA performs regular monitoring and professional support visits to the four primary school teachers.

1.1.2 TTA conduct review of curriculums and teaching plans together with local teachers as part of monitoring support.

Output 1.4 Students at the four target schools have access to adequate scholastic materials to underpin students’ performance.

Scholastic materials have been provided and used on the four schools.

Actual: To be evaluated**

Target

1.4.1 Provision of basic training and learning materials for four schools. (Needs assessment conducted by CECs and SMTs)

Output 2.1 By December 2015 at least eight child right groups are active in the four schools.

Child rights groups meet on a regular basis and carry out information activities, theatres, campaigns related their own situation to their peers, parents and local community.

Actual: To be evaluated

Target

2.1.1 Mobilization of child rights groups.

2.1.2 Workshops and group sessions with child rights groups focused on children’s rights, teacher-student relations (positive discipline, equal treatment, abuse such as corporal punishment)

2.1.3 Sports and recreational activities for girls and boys.

2.1.4 Child Rights Groups carry out information activities, theatres, campaigns at the four schools.

Output 2.2 Increased awareness among parents about child rights as well as homework sessions at primary schools is reflected in increased enrolment, attendance and retention in the primary schools.

  • By December 2016 attendance has increased by 20%.

By December 2016, total enrolment has increased by 10%.

Actual: To be evaluated

Target

2.2.1 Training of teachers on child rights and protection.

2.2.2 CECs, Child Rights Groups and teachers organise awareness campaigns about children’s rights to education.

Output 3.1 By December 2016, SMs, CECs and teachers are aware of gender issues and have taken measures to reduce gender inequality in the schools.

Girls drop-out rates are reduced by 30% compared to project start-up.

Actual: To be evaluated

Target

3.1.1 Training of SMs and CECs in understanding gender and how to fight inequality.

Training of teachers in gender rights.

Output 3.2 CECs and child rights groups have carried out annual sensitization campaign on gender awareness as part of child rights sensitizing of the community to avoid early marriages and respect girls’ rights to education.

Execution of gender campaigns.

Actual: To be evaluated

Target

3.2.1 Gender equality campaign with child rights groups and CECs.

3.2.2 Sensitization campaign on gender awareness to parents and the community at large.

Output 4.1 By December 2014, rooms for Teachers Advisory and Resource Centre (TARC) has been established, furnished and equipped.

Teachers are using the facilities and express that improved access to resources are supportive to their professional work.

Actual: To be evaluated

Target

4.1.1 Inauguration event of the TARC for teachers, CECs, SMs, local authorities and community.

4.1.2 Teachers from the tutor group are available for discussions and advice in the TARC during opening hours.

4.1.3 Running cost for the TARC

4.1.4 Training of Facilitation (TOF) for SOS Sheikh Secondary teachers

Output 4.2 By December 2016, the four primary schools have been rehabilitated, developed, furnished and equipped with adequate classroom and service facilities.

School age population compared to existing classrooms, structural integrity of existing classrooms and locations of school sites relative to current and planned classrooms in neighbouring communities is considered in planning for rehabilitation and development. Actual: To be evaluated Target**

4.2.1 Restoration and rehabilitation of three schools. (assessment is performed by the CECs and SMs)

4.2.2 Construction of girls’ school

c) Timing of the Project Evaluation

Project Evaluation will be carried out for 6 weeks as indicated below. Time line can be adjusted after mutual agreement.

2. OBJECTIVES OF THE PROJECT EVALUATION

The main objective of the Evaluation is to ascertain and find answers for the following concerns

  1. What results has the project made thus far?
  2. How relevant, effective, efficient, sustainable and participatory were the project interventions?
  3. What lessons can be drawn from the project that can be used for future programming?
  4. The existing gaps where the project did not cover?
  5. Proposed changes to the interventions?
  6. Proposed interventions for extension/expansion?

Deliverables

  1. Final instrument for the Evaluation and tracking sheet for entry of project evaluation data
  2. Field manual for enumerators.
  3. Detailed report on the sampling, including specifics on the design, methodology, and sample size calculations
  4. Field implementation plan with protocols for the enumerators and supervisors
  5. Data management and analysis plan
  6. Training of required number of enumerators, supervisors and data entry staff.
  7. Electronic files with all raw data in CDs.
  8. Two printed and 2 electronic copies on CDs of the final report in English , to include:
    a) Summary
    b) Background
    c) Objectives
    d) Survey Methodology

  9. Project/survey locations

  10. Sampling design and sample size
    Questionnaire design and development

  11. Training

  12. Data entry and processing

  13. Data analysis

  14. Field Work

  15. Limitation of the Evaluation

    1. Results presented in narrative and tables, using descriptive and statistics 10. Recommendations
  16. Annexes (e.g. references, questionnaire, sampling elaborations, etc.)

3. WORK PLAN

Project Evaluation will be carried out for 6 weeks as indicated below. Time line can be adjusted after mutual agreement.

1. Preparation

1.1 Developing TOR’s
1.2 Advertisement – Week 1
1.3 Communicate with SOS on methodology of the Evaluation – Week 1
1.4 Submission of proposal – Week 1
1.5 Proposal design – Week 2
1.6 Project evaluation contract agreement – Week 2
1.7 Sampling methods, interview guideline, sample size – Week 2
1.8 Questionnaire design – Week 2
1.9 Pre- test, questionnaire revision – Week 2
1.10 Training for the field team – Week 3
1.11 Final preparation before field activity – Week 3

2. Data Collection

2.1 Field data collection – Week 3 & 4
2.2 Data cleaning – Week 4
2.3 Data analysis – Week5
2.4 Presentation result – Week 6
2.5 Final report

Suggested Methodologies

o As a minimum requirement, this evaluation exercise looks at the changes that have happened thus far.

o As this evaluation is an opportunity for learning for the project staff, it is critical that the project staff-members participate throughout the evaluation process.

o The evaluation should use quantitative (e.g. surveys) and qualitative data collection methods such as semi-structured interviews (for example with focus groups, key informant, large groups, individual interviews, etc.) as necessary.

o The evaluation can make use of the indicators set for the project.

o The evaluation should use participatory methodologies to involve project participants (DEO Staff, Teachers, CECs, Parents, Children and the likes). It is suggested to group project participants in the evaluation based on their importance, influence and effect.

5. Responsibilities of Consultants

The composition of the Evaluation team is left up to the consultant/ organization based on their internal system, ideas and logic. However, SOS Somaliland recommends that it comprise one Team Leader (TL) to coordinate the overall Evaluation and liaise with SOS Somaliland; at least two Team Members (TMs) with collective expertise in The Evaluation along with an experienced statistician and/or data analyst. To collect information from the field, adequate number of Field Enumerators (FEs) should be deployed by the consultant/organization supervised by the TL and/or TMs. Supervision of the field work and quality (reliability and validity) of the data/information collected from the field is the primary responsibility of the TL. In case of the consulting firm the responsibilities can be assigned to the qualified and experienced team member. The Evaluation team should work closely with the Project Team. The consultancy / consultant team will be primarily responsible to:

1) Develop/design Evaluation including questionnaire for HH survey and checklist and tools for group interaction including FGD at District, and target beneficiaries.;

2) Share Evaluation design including process, methods and questionnaires/checklist with project team, collect feedback and finalize the evaluation design;

3) Pre-test questionnaires and other tools in one of the project target quarters;

4) debrief/discuss with project team about effectiveness of questionnaire, checklists and other tools used in pre-test, collect feedback and finalize them;

5) Orient, train and supervise the enumerators;

6) Carryout field work together with enumerators;

7) Ensure the quality of information collected from fields, cross check with the validity of information collected and verify/revise where needed;

8) Update progress of the evaluation on weekly basis to Project coordinator

9) Analyze data and prepare quality report;

10) Give presentation of draft report to SOS Somaliland; and

11) Submit final report of the Evaluation after incorporating the feedbacks and suggestions from SOS Somaliland team. An electronic copy of the report (CD-ROM or flash disk having the report in Word format) including all annexes must be submitted together with the final reports’ hard copies. The report is written in a straightforward manner, in English, of a maximum length of 20 pages including the Executive Summary, which should appear at the beginning of the report. The report format appearing below must be strictly adhered to:

  • Cover page

→ Title of the Evaluation report:

→ Country, Programme Name

→ Date of the evaluation

→ Name of the consultant

  • Table of contents
  • Executive Summary:
  • Main body of the report

  • A tightly drafted, succinct and freestanding Executive Summary is an essential component. It should be short, no more than two pages.

6. Responsibilities of SOS Somaliland

Remaining within the policies and practices of SOS Children’s villages Somaliland, its primary responsibility is to help consultant to achieve the objective of this ToR. Specifically, SOS Somaliland is responsible to:

  1. Prepare ToR and hire consultant

  2. Give inputs to finalise the survey instruments design;

  3. Monitor, provide feedback and ensure effectiveness of evaluation;

  4. Coordinate with partner and stakeholders to ensure adequate support is provided at district level;

  5. Give inputs/feedback to draft and final reports; and

  6. Orient the consultant team about the project, project context as well as the local environment

  7. Provide the consultant with relevant information and documents of the project including the project proposal and the log frame

  8. Release the budget as per agreed budget disbursement schedule.

  9. Eligibility Criteria

The consultancy / consultant team should have experience on qualitative and quantitative research; clear understanding on research methodology and experiences on using different social research tools and techniques. Should have work experiences in rural and urban areas will be an added advantage. TL should have advance university degree in development studies, economics or relevant social sciences with at least experiences having conducted five Project Evaluation or other development researching.

  1. Budget Payment Schedule

The proposed budget should contain the following headings:

  1. tools development
  2. Data/information collection, verification and compilation
  3. Analysis of collated data/information
  4. Travel, food and accommodation Costs
  5. Tax and VAT according to the government rules will be deducted from the budgeted amount.

The payment will be made by cheques in the name of the organization/consultant on two installments:

40% of total budget will be released upon signing of the contract while remaining 30% and 30% budget will be released after submitting draft report and final report respectively.

  1. Selection Criteria and weight

The selection will be made through a bidding process based on the quality of the proposals (including quality of proposal and applied methods in survey), relevant working experience, qualification/background of the survey team members and competitive budget.

SOS Somaliland has a set of criteria to select the proposal based on the offers meeting the specific requirements listed under the eligibility criteria and the proposed budget. The following criteria will be considered for selection:

  1. Experience of the organization – 30%

  2. Quality of the proposal – 25%

  3. Quality of the team (CVs) – 20%

  4. Budget – 25%

  5. Professional Liabilities

The organization is expected to carry out the assignment with due diligence and in accordance with prevailing standard of the professionalism. A proper sharing with SOS CV Somaliland needs to be maintained in terms of draft tools, data compilation sheet and report in both hard and soft copy. All those things after having feedback from SOS have to be finalized.

How to apply:

Interested professions/ institutions are requested to submit the following;

  • A letter of interest (LOI) with a short capacity statement of your organization or team
  • A brief proposal outlining how you plan to achieve the objectives as stated in the TOR along with recently updated CV’s of professionals.
  • A separate financial proposal outlining the overall budget required to achieve the objectives of the TOR. The financial proposal should include all budget items including tax and other associated costs.
  • Interested consultants who meet the conditions specified herein are invited to submit their application to: hr@sos-somaliland.org and indicate Evaluation on Access to Primary Education Project in Sheikh District in the subject line, to reach not later the 10thNovember 2016.

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Jordan: Regional M&E Advisor – Middle East

Organization: International Medical Corps
Country: Jordan
Closing date: 19 Nov 2016

BACKGROUND

International Medical Corps is a global, humanitarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs. Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization. Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in underserved communities worldwide. By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at highest risk, and with the flexibility to respond rapidly to emergency situations, International Medical Corps rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance.

PROGRAM BACKGROUND

Due to conflict in Syria, refugee numbers in Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, and Iraq are on the rise since mid-2012. Collapse of health care and social service systems in Syria mean access to basic lifesaving services is limited as the country enters its third year of war. Presently, there are more than 4 million Syrian refugees; over 2 million in Turkey; over 1 million in Lebanon; over half a million in Jordan; and approx. 250,000 in Iraq. Three quarters of refugees are living in urban and rural communities amongst host populations. The humanitarian response has focused on alleviating the burden on host governments and providing essential services.

JOB SUMMARY

Within the programs that International Medical Corps’ delivers in the Middle East region, the Regional M&E Advisor is responsible for supporting the development and harmonization of effective monitoring and evaluation systems, being involved and support capacity building and training activities on M&EL topics, ensure coordination and communication role with the different departments as it relates to program development and implementation, promote the development, adaptation, testing and mainstreaming of good practice in needs assessment, project design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.

The Regional M&E Advisor will be based in Jordan. The regional M&E Advisor will coordinate with Turkey, Jordan, Iraq, Syria and Lebanon teams on the harmonization of monitoring and evaluation for sector interventions to promote results management and evidence building activities for internally displaced and refugee populations. Activities will also include the training and support of IMC staff on collection, storage, analysis, interpretation, and communication of data on a regional level for ongoing and future programming.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function with or without reasonable accommodation.
Monitoring and Evaluation Support to Program:

· Support, coordinate and harmonize monitoring and evaluation mechanisms and practices in the field of Health and Nutrition, Mental Health and Psychosocial Support, Child Protection, WASH, Non-Food Items and Gender-Based Violence, for the Country Offices of Turkey, Jordan, Iraq, Syria and Lebanon (5 countries and 8 teams);

· Support the rollout and training on DHIS2 in the region as the health information system for IMC response; draw lessons learned from the pilot phase and provide recommendations.

· Continue the development of M&E systems at country offices particularly with regards to outcome measurement

Capacity building and Human Resources:

· Develop and deliver capacity building initiatives with identified stakeholders, including training and mentoring for field staff based on gaps in specific areas of knowledge and practice;

· Continue advocacy and assistance for adequate staffing in the region to support M&E initiatives;

· Train technical focal points on M&E tools, database use and data interpretation to improve data for decision making;

· Coordinate the design of training curriculums and roll out of trainings for IMC and partner staff based on universally accepted and/or country protocols;

· Support country offices in the recruitment process for M&E-related roles (national and international);

Quality improvement and accountability:

· Perform program quality assurance activities such as data quality audits, partners capacity assessments, mid-term and final reviews, field monitoring and evaluations;

· Coordinate and support regional/country specific assessments, surveys, and evaluations;

· Follow up with country offices on the implementation of strategy documents such as regional M&E strategy, M&E Minimum Standards, M&E Competency Framework and strategy for remote monitoring to ensure results management, accountability and evidence building in high threat environments;

· Engage HQ- and field-based staff in data analysis and use of results for program quality improvement.

· Adapt accountability tools supported by International Medical Corps to ensure accountability measures and reporting are integrated in programming among stakeholders;

Evidence Building and learning:

· Conduct joint assessments with IMC and counterparts in Health, Nutrition, WASH and DRR for ensuring integration and delivery of quality health & nutrition services

· Promote the development, adaptation, testing and mainstreaming of good practice in needs assessment, project design, and implementation and monitoring;

· Manage the dissemination of results and briefings in full collaboration with IMC’s Health Technical Unit staff for improved decision making;

· Develop research partnerships with universities or other partners to generate a more substantial evidence base for future programming;

· Represent IMC at national and regional meetings, inter-agency workshops and events;

· Provide technical feedback on country and regional proposals for all major donors;

Compliance & Ethics: Promotes and encourages a culture of compliance and ethics throughout International Medical Corps. As applicable to the position, maintains a clear understanding of International Medical Corps’ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards. Conducts work with the highest level of integrity. Communicates these values to staff and to partners and requires them to adhere to these values.

• Other duties as assigned. The duties and responsibilities listed are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all inclusive.

Qualifications:

“To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function with or without reasonable accommodation.”

• Masters level or higher degree in epidemiology or public health;

• At least seven years of applied experience with humanitarian organizations in designing, implementing and overseeing monitoring and evaluation tasks in the health sector;

• Experience with large scale emergency response monitoring and evaluation and reporting to donors (OFDA, BPRM, DfID, etc.);

• Extensive experience in conducting surveys, assessments, and evaluations for multiple sectors (mental health, WASH, and health) using practical methodologies in austere conditions;

• Demonstrated experience in database design and other tools for information management;

• Competent in MS Excel, word processing, Power Point and experience using the statistical package EPI-Info7, SPSS, and/or STATA; experience with m-health solutions and knowledge of Health Information Systems such as DHIS2 an asset

• Fluency in written and spoken English is essential. Arabic is a plus.

“International Medical Corps is proud to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status as a veteran.”

How to apply:

http://careers.internationalmedicalcorps.org/careers.aspx?adata=EDPedqlAHJCDNpqU%2fUjRuvbXIMTV3dDqIs5bTIf0ufq8sRiaFPwU16Sou%2f7HpFh3J2jJD5%2fwTI9SAC6IEC9OVcScWSzAY%2bCD%2f%2fiEf5ZpazzUTLYDKR3kxIkH42yygn3en6JYa2He56Kw5l20zCS2bal2my0DP0ZNADX7c7L6ATlHeTVCF2Yy3LBipTTwQKggEg%3d%3d

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United States of America: Senior Zika Vector Control Advisor

Organization: Global Health Fellows Program
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 30 Nov 2016

Global Health Fellows Program

Technical Advisor III: Senior Zika Vector Control Advisor

Front Office, Office of Health, Infectious Diseases and Nutrition, Bureau for Global Health, United States Agency for International Development

Location: Arlington, VA

Assignment: Two year fellowship

GHFP-II-P6-228

The Global Health Fellows Program (**GHFP-II**) is a five year cooperative agreement implemented and managed by the Public Health Institute in partnership with Global Health Corps, GlobeMed, Management Systems International and PYXERA Global. GHFP-II is supported by the US Agency for International Development (USAID).

GHFP-II’s goal is to improve the effectiveness of USAID health programs by addressing the Agency’s immediate and emerging human capacity needs. The program seeks to accomplish this goal first through the recruitment, placement and support of diverse health professionals at the junior, mid and senior levels. These program participants include fellows, interns, corporate volunteers and Foreign Service National professionals. The program then provides substantial performance management and career development support to participants, including annual work planning assistance, and ensures that professional development opportunities are available.

Looking to the future, GHFP-II also seeks to establish a pool of highly-qualified global health professionals that will ensure the Agency’s ongoing technical leadership and effectiveness. This objective is supported by an extensive outreach program that brings global health opportunities and specialized career advice to a diverse range of interested individuals, with a particular focus on those underrepresented in the field of global health.

BACKGROUND:

The Office of Infectious Diseases (ID) in USAID’s Bureau for Global Health covers several broad public health areas in four divisions: Tuberculosis, Malaria, Neglected Tropical Diseases, and Emerging Pandemic Infections; and two teams: the Ebola team and the Zika team. Within each of these areas, specialists work in providing technical assistance and managing programs in countries, developing and scaling up innovations in public health, and exercising global leadership in their fields in national and international fora.

The Global Health Bureau has reprogrammed funding to respond to the Zika threat. Additional funding, recently designated through supplemental appropriations will be available for programming soon. USAID will work in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other US Government (USG) Agencies to increase awareness of how the Zika virus is transmitted and how to prevent infection, stop the spread of the virus, and support affected individuals. Our response is tailored based on current and anticipated levels of infection and anticipated needs on the ground. Efforts will include: (a) vector control, providing training, provision of commodities, and logistical strengthening; (b) behavior change communication by strengthening campaigns that communicate how Zika is transmitted and effective prevention measures; (c) support for MCH and Family Planning (FP) interventions, which will include improving providers’ ability to diagnose and counsel for Zika and provide prenatal care; (d) ongoing monitoring of the virus, research on the Zika virus and effective response methods, and development of surveillance tools.

INTRODUCTION:

The Senior Zika Vector Control Advisor (Senior Advisor) will work as part of the Zika Team located in the Front Office of ID and will assist in managing HIDN’s programs and projects related to the Zika response. The Senior Advisor will provide technical assistance to the Global Health Bureau and USAID Missions on vector control related to Zika and field implementation of vector control activities, and will receive technical guidance from the Zika Team Lead as his/her onsite manager.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The Senior Zika Vector Control Advisor will be responsible for:

  1. Technical Leadership and Project Management Support.
  • Serving as the Bureau and Zika Team expert on vector control related to Aedes Aegypti mosquitos and advising on both chemical and non-chemical interventions, implementation efforts in resource poor settings and the suitability of new innovations which may become available.
  • Providing technical backstop support on issues related to the Global Health Bureau’s Zika projects writ large especially those related to vector control and community level engagement.
  • Participating on design teams for new projects or activities and providing technical guidance on program implementation and evaluation primarily related to vector control and community engagement.
  • Advising on program development and reviewing partner work plans and products.
  • Program monitoring for compliance with statutory and legislative policies and Agency-specific guidance related to Zika response efforts. In particular, becoming knowledgeable of USAID’s environmental compliance regulations related to the use of larvacides and pesticides for Zika related vector control and working to ensure that programs comply with stated environmental guidelines and restrictions.
  • Working closely with international (primarily the Pan American Health Organization) and interagency (primarily the Centers for Disease control and prevention) partners on Zika related vector control efforts to ensure that efforts are aligned and coordinated for maximum impact.
  • Keeping track of the projects’ technical and financial performance.
  • Traveling to the field to monitor activities of centrally-managed projects as needed.
  • Providing USAID country health teams and implementing partners with informed technical input and ongoing technical support to ensure best practices.2. Documentation and Reporting:

  • Preparing responses to queries and reports (e.g., reports to Congress).

  • Keeping abreast of new developments and emerging issues related to Zika that affect USAID’s technical priorities by attending technical meetings and workshops, and participating in relevant training events. In particular, providing expert advice on new innovations related to vector control and their feasibility for scale up.

  • Formulating recommendations for the Zika Team’s responses to these developments and sharing with colleagues, bureau leadership, and missions.3. Providing guidance to Missions:

  • Supporting USAID Missions in developing and evaluating initiatives that build in-country capacity to address Zika response and Aedes vector control issues, including the ability to carry out longer-term integrated strategies and supporting other Zika activities.

  • Facilitating the sharing of materials and best practices across USG programs in different countries.

International and domestic travel approximately 15-20%.

TRAINING AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (7%)

  • Keeping abreast of literature and latest developments in relation to the Zika virus, including its prevention, transmission, effects and control measures.
  • Deepening knowledge of public health programming, policy, or research related to the Zika virus.
  • Participating in interagency and intra-agency working groups as appropriate to the scope of work.
  • Participating in professional continuing education and skills training within the purview of GHFP-II.

REQUIRED SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE:

  • Master’s degree or higher in entomology (preferred), public health, international health, or a related social science field.
  • Minimum ten (10) years’ experience in public health programming, policy, or research, with at least three to five (3-5) years’ experience in an international or resource-challenged setting, preferably Latin America.
  • Substantial experience in one of the following areas: Vector Control (highly desired). Additional experience in Community Engagement, Social Behavior Change or Maternal and Child Health or Family Planning highly desired.
  • Experience designing, planning, implementing and evaluating Vector Control projects preferred.
  • Familiarity with USAID programming, evaluation functions and procedures, both in USAID/Washington and in USAID missions, highly desired.
  • Excellent analytical, written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a team, including cross-cultural teams.
  • Spanish language skills highly preferred.
  • Ability to travel internationally.
  • US citizenship or US permanent residency required.

SALARY AND BENEFITS:

Salary based on commensurate experience and earnings history. The Public Health Institute offers a comprehensive benefits package including professional development programs.

TO APPLY:

All applicants are required to apply for this position through GHFP-II’s online recruitment system at https://www.ghfp.net/recruitment/, which allows you to store your CV, profile and bio data form in our database. A separate cover letter describing your qualifications and experience, interest and familiarity with issues relating to this position, and how this position relates to your career goals is required for each application. All online applications must be submitted by November 30, 2016 by 5:00 pm Eastern time.

We are proud to be an EEO/AA Employer.

How to apply:

All applicants are required to apply for this position through GHFP-II’s online recruitment system at https://www.ghfp.net/recruitment/, which allows you to store your CV, profile and bio data form in our database. A separate cover letter describing your qualifications and experience, interest and familiarity with issues relating to this position, and how this position relates to your career goals is required for each application. All online applications must be submitted by November 30, 2016 by 5:00 pm Eastern time.

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Somalia: Monitoring Consultant – Several Positions (Open to Somali Nationals Only)

Organization: International Committee of the Red Cross
Country: Somalia
Closing date: 30 Nov 2016

Background

The Risk Management Unit (RMU) is an internal department committed to establishing a transparent monitoring and advisory system. This is to support different tiers of management for effective and efficient implementation of interventions undertaken by the organization. At the same time the prime focus will be to provide optimal support in order to further improve the accountability of all ICRC interventions and processes. Additionally, we are focused on timely collection of refined information for relevant decision making both at program and policy level. The suggested monitoring system is based on the processes of constant learning from our interventions implemented both directly and indirectly in Somalia’s past, present and future.

Function

Reporting to the Senior RMU Officer on current and post project implementations in Somalia, the consultants will be responsible for performing ongoing monitoring, facilitating regular evidence-based reporting, and conducting a summative evaluation of projects and risk assessments. The consultants must have knowledge and practical experience with the application of humanitarian standards and programming based upon the fundamental principles of neutrality, independence, impartiality and humanitarian action. The consultant must ensure that best practices and experiences are documented and shared between ICRC field officers and the RMU. The consultant position will require travel to attend project activities and liaise with local field staff inside Somalia and management in Nairobi for reporting.

The position is open to Somali Nationals with the right to travel to Kenya.

Organizational Relationships

Successful candidates will be included in the RMU’s consultant roster and matched with upcoming short term field assignments of usually 2-3 weeks duration. The position reports to the Senior RMU Officer and Head of the RMU and works closely with the field staff inside Somalia.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • During assignments, the consultant maintains regular contact with RMU department by email or telephone to update on progress of their respective projects and provide strategic advice and technical support as needed;
  • Visit field staff and field offices periodically to assess progress on their respective projects and provide strategic advice and technical support as needed;
  • Conduct periodic risk assessments in Somalia; and
  • Adequately assess project impact and report on results, as needed and/or identified on the Terms of Reference.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, or related field; Master’s degree strongly preferred;
  • Minimum 4–6 years of experience in designing, overseeing, and implementing project M&E or combination of education, training and experience;
  • Experience with qualitative and quantitative M&E data collection and analysis methods, including tracking outcome indicators and conducting project evaluations;

  • Experience in compliance, accountability, risk management, due diligence checks and/or auditing is strongly preferred;

  • Strong facilitation/presentation/conflict management skills;

  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to forge strong cross-cultural relationships and build trust demonstrated through previous intercultural experience;

  • Capacity to travel and work independently in remote areas with volatile security;

  • Previous experience in monitoring work inside Somalia;

  • Very good context knowledge of Somalia and diverse networks with authorities, local communities, business owners, professional bodies, companies, NGOs and academia; and

  • MUST: Strong ability to communicate effectively in Somali and English, both verbally and in writing.

How to apply:

Interested and qualified persons with the required experience are invited to send a complete application file of; a cover letter, an updated CV with 3 contactable references, 3 writing samples, a passport copy and an indication of the daily rate you are seeking (in USD) to sok_hrrec_services@icrc.org. Incomplete applications will not be considered. The Closing date is 30th November 2016, 1700 hours (local time). Please indicate the position title in the subject line of your email message.

NOTE THAT ONLY EMAILED APPLICATIONS WILL BE CONSIDERED.

Please note that **only short-listed candidates will be contacted* and canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.*

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Lebanon: Senior non Key Expert on gender monitoring and evaluation

Organization: CIDEAL Foundation for Cooperation and Research
Country: Lebanon
Closing date: 06 Nov 2016

Project:**“GENDER EQUITY AND EMPOWERMENT OF WOMEN IN LEBANON”**

Location: Beirut, Lebanon– NCLW offices in Hazmeih

Position: Senior non Key Expert on gender monitoring and evaluation

Period: November – December 2016

Man/days: 19 days

Background

The EU funded project on gender equity and empowerment of women in Lebanon aims to improve mainstreaming of the gender dimension at policy and sector levels in Lebanon by strengthening the National Commission of Lebanese Women’s internal governance towards effective fulfilment of its mandate, to create effective coordination and networking mechanisms with State and non-State actions and to improve media outreach and advocacy.

Component 1: Activity 1.3 is aiming at training the NCLW staff and the GFPs of a pilot ministry to provide basic skills on gender monitoring and evaluation of policy in State ministry. In addition, the project carried out a gender analysis and defined a gender strategy in a targeted ministry. As a second phase, the project aims at training on the job the NCLW staff and the GFPs of a targeted ministry on implementing gender indicators in line with the identified ministry policy.

Scope of the Work

The appointed expert will be required to undertake the following tasks:

  1. To provide the NCLW staff, the GFPs and the Civil Society Organisations, 3 days trainings on Gender Monitoring and Evaluation of State institutions (including on gender indicators).

  2. To provide the NCLW staff and the FGPs in the pilot ministry with training on the job on: methodology on how to identify gender indicators, methodology of implementation of the gender indicators (qualitative and quantitative indicators).

  3. Assess the monitoring and evaluation system (methodology of data collection, analysis of data collection, translation into policies).

  4. Identify gender indicators of the pilot ministry in line with the gender strategy established (ministry policy) and identify data collection method.

  5. Support the NCLW in meeting with decision makers in the pilot ministry to advocate for integration of gender indicators in the pilot ministry.

Methodology

The Expert will apply the following methodology:

  1. Review the gender analysis report and the gender policy produced by the GEEWL project and other relevant documents.

  2. Assess the monitoring and evaluation system of the pilot ministry.

  3. Train the NCLW staff and the GFPs on identifying gender indicators in line with the gender policy identified and provide tool to collect data

  4. Attend meetings with decision makers in the pilot ministry and.

  5. Conduct field visits in the pilot ministry with the monitoring and evaluation department.

  6. Review the policies of the pilot ministry.

  7. Identify gender indicators for the policy/strategy of the pilot ministry.

  8. Training (3 days) addressed to the NCLW staff and GFPs and CSOs on gender monitoring and evaluation.

Outputs Requested

  1. Detailed work plan to be agreed with and approved by team leader and NCLW

  2. Training on the job on gender monitoring and evaluation: gender indicators and gender data collection methodology.

  3. Provide gender indicators in line with the policy/strategy of the pilot ministry.

  4. Attend meetings with decision makers, monitoring and evaluation department staff to advocate for integrating gender perspective in the monitoring and evaluation system (importance of gender approach, how to integrate gender in the indicators, data collection methodology).

  5. Provide training curriculum for the training on gender monitoring and evaluation for State institutions (including gender indicators).

  6. Deliver 3 days training on monitoring and evaluation of State institutions.

  7. Present the assignment results in front of the NCLW.

  8. Mission report.

Timeline

The assignment is expected to take place in November – December 2016 (19 working days) as per the below timeline:

Days

  1. Review literature (1 day) 1 day: 1

  2. Preparation of the curriculum for the training addressed to the NCLW staff, the GFPs and the CSO, on gender monitoring and evaluation for State institutions (2 days) 2 days: 2,3

  3. Deliver training on gender monitoring and evaluation for State institutions (3 days): 3 days: 4, 5, 6

  4. Train on the job the NCLW staff and the GFPs on monitoring and evaluation of the pilot ministry (establish gender indicators) and provide gender analysis (8 days) : 8 days: 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14

  5. Meeting with ministry staff decision makers, specialists of monitoring and evaluation system department and advocate for the gender monitoring (4 days): 4 days: 15, 16, 17, 18

  6. Presentation of the results to the NCLW (1 day): 1 day : 19

Contents of the Assignment

Project Work Plan – Component 1:Strengthen NCLW internal governance towards effective fulfilment of its mandate

Activity 1.3: Develop and implement CB plan on gender related issues

Qualifications and Skills requested for the position

  1. M.A in Development, social studies, gender studies or any other related fields

  2. Excellent knowledge of spoken and written English and Arabic

  3. Excellent and effective communication skills

General experience

  1. Minimum of 8 years work experience in gender and development related fields.

  2. Minimum of 8 years work experience in monitoring and evaluation system on gender issues.

  3. 3 years experience as a trainer.

Specific experience

  1. Minimum 3 years’ experience in working in State institutions on gender issues

How to apply:

Interested candidates should send their resumes to benito.lopez@cideal.org

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Dominican Republic: Partnership Framework Project (PFP) Epidemiology Strategic Information Advisory

Organization: CTS Global
Country: Dominican Republic
Closing date: 01 Jan 2017

Hello!

Would you like to work with the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as a “Epidemiology Strategic Information Advisor” Consultant? Now is your chance! CTS Global (CTS) is responsible to support and assist CDC by hiring and assigning subject matter expert consultants to their organization.

Please take a moment to see if this excellent opportunity is right for you:

Position Title: Epidemiology Strategic Information Advisor (PFP)

Start Date: As soon as possible.

Location: Santo Domingo – Dominican Republic

Summary of Position:

This position is a key technical and scientific advisor to CDC in the Dominican Republic and Ministry of Health to help with quality enhancement for PEPFAR supported HIV/AIDS, STI & TB and epidemiologic, surveillance and related research operations studies nationwide. In addition, the position supports the Partnership Framework Project (PFP), which is an effective program evaluation/systematic way to improve and account for public health actions by involving procedures that are useful, feasible, ethical, and accurate. The framework guides public health professionals in their use of program evaluation.

Duties & Objectives:

• Ensures that proposed activities are within the scope of the National Strategic Plan Operational Research Strategy

• Provides advice on the planning, implementation and monitoring of TB/STl epidemiologic studies, operational research and targeted evaluation projects in Dominican Republic (DR)

• Supports the management of multiple large research data files, and ensures data confidentiality

• Assists with planning, developing, and reviewing of operational research components of the annual COP

• Develop research study protocols and conduct studies

• Evaluate impact of study findings

• Develop specific research goals and objectives

• Compiles and edits operational research activities for annual COP

• Develop data management systems to capture research data and findings

• Evaluate the PMTCT and M&E systems

You will need a combination of education and experience. Do you qualify?

Minimum Qualification Requirements:

• Graduation from an accredited university with a master’s level degree in public health, epidemiology, medical science or related field is required

• At least 3 years of experience working with structure and operations of the health care delivery at the national, provincial and regional level in international setting required

• 3 to 5 years public health experience in developing, implementing and evaluating Maternal and Child Health, HIV/AIDS prevention programs or other relevant public health programs that involve coordination with an international agency or implementing partner is required

• Ability to use office software packages, including word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software and statistical packages such as SPSS, SAS, RDS or STAT A

• At least 3 years of knowledge and experience in epidemiology, disease surveillance and HIV/AIDS issues is required

• Willingness and ability to read, write, and speak both Spanish and English on a daily basis while interacting with various groups of people

• Level 2 proficiency is required in both English and Spanish

• Required to pass a security background check/clearance

**CTS offers competitive compensation and benefits.

How to apply:

Please submit an updated resume and cover letter to resumes@ctsglobalusa.com.

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

Please visit our website to learn more about us: www.ctsglobalusa.com

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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: Global Security Coordinator

Organization: Catholic Agency for Overseas Development
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Closing date: 16 Nov 2016

Salary: £43K – £45K

Contract: 3 Years Fixed Term Contract

Based: London, UK

Closing date: 16 November 2016 (12 Noon)

CAFOD, one of the UK’s leading international aid agencies, is currently looking for a Global Security Coordinator.

Job Profile

Reflecting the corporate responsibility to ensure the security of all CAFOD personnel worldwide, the Global Security Coordinator (GSC) will advise on CAFOD’s security related obligations in Head Office, Regional and Country Offices. This will involve developing and supporting systems, policies, processes and capacities across the organisation to anticipate and mitigate risk to staff while maintaining effective programmes. The GSC will work with field and head office staff and managers on security issues, with the aim of enabling staff and managers to maintain high standards of security awareness, planning, practice, and management. The GSC will also make recommendations to contact points and senior management on global security policy, and, as necessary, respond to security threats and individual security situations worldwide.

Job Role

The role will be based within the Humanitarian Department in CAFOD London, UK. The GSC will constantly monitor the changing security information flows, country and regional analysis. They will also ensure global crisis management systems are robust and owned.

The post will work across all levels of the organisation providing advice to senior organisational management and leadership teams (including executive directors and trustees) and staff.

As Global Security Coordinator you will provide advice and coordination on all systems, processes and procedures as outlined below so that they can be used and maintained by CAFOD staff that may not have a specific security background. A key objective of the post is to bring greater synergy and joined up thinking on security issues within CAFOD.

Your profile

The ideal applicant will need to send their CV and Cover letter to applications@cafod.org. The cover letter should also state;

  • What attracts you to work for CAFOD?
  • Why does this job interest you?
  • Do you have the right to work and live in the UK?
  • What is your notice period?
  • Your current salary / salary expectation?

How to apply:

To read more and to apply please visit CAFOD’s website www.cafod.org.uk/Work-with-us/UK-Jobs

Closing date for receipt of CV’s and Coverletters is 12 noon Wednesday 16th November 2016.

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Afghanistan: International Consultant_Conducting the Mid-Term Review (MTR) of UNICEF/Government of Afghanistan Country Programme of Cooperation

Organization: UN Children’s Fund
Country: Afghanistan
Closing date: 06 Nov 2016

Background

The Government of Afghanistan – UNICEF Country Programme of Cooperation (2015-2019) was developed in close consultation with all relevant line ministries of the government and other partners, including non-governmental organisations and civil society following a detailed equity-focused situation analysis of children and women under the overall guidance of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The overall goal of the 2015-2019 country programme is to address inequity so that all children, adolescents and women have access to services necessary to fulfil their rights to survival, development, protection and participation. Contributing to the overall goal, there are six convergent outcomes related to Health, Nutrition, Child Protection, Education, Water Sanitation and Hygiene and Social Inclusion. Humanitarian outcome for each of the CCC related areas are implemented in the acute emergency affected areas, areas affected by conflict as well in areas with large IDP populations.

In 2017, UNICEF will hold a Mid-Term Review (MTR) of the Government of Afghanistan and UNICEF Country Programme of Cooperation 2015-2019, with the aim of critically reviewing the current Country Programme Action Plan (CPAP). The MTR is a significant milestone to collectively address programme wide issues related to country programme results (outcomes and outputs), strategies, and implementation, and to assess the extent to which progress has been made towards reaching CP results for children and women, thereby contributing towards Afghanistan’s national priorities, UNDAF results and MDGs within a rapidly changing environment. All programmes areas covered under the current CPAP will be reviewed, including the extent to which they are effectively interlinked for the achievement of CPAP results and their relevance to the current context.

UNICEF Afghanistan has begun implementing the new programme since 1st January 2015; Rolling Workplans are developed for two years, the first of these having been developed for 2015-16 and in the first half of 2016, these were revised for the two years 2016-2017. The programme focuses on the 10 most-deprived provinces (4 in the CR, 4 in SR and 2 in WR) and within other provinces on the worst districts, where the programme components accelerate the access of children and women to basic social services and bring efforts to scale. The programme also supports nation-wide access to high priority interventions such as basic education and gender equality, nutrition and immunization. In addition, in the Northern region, the programme aims to reduce vulnerability through a new focus on social protection and increased prioritization of children’s issues in local planning.

Changing context:

Since the CPD was approved in the UNICEF Executive Board in June, 2014 and the CPAP was signed between the UNICEF Representative and Ministry of Foreign Affairs in November, 2014, several notable changes have occurred which affect the implementation of the CPAP, notably the rapidly deteriorating security in the country, shifts in governance architecture in the country, political tension at the level of government leadership, increased risks associated with programme implementation resulting from reduced access to certain regions (because of insecurity), corruption and low implementation capacity, as well as developments in the aid environment to the country.

The unity government has been struggling on many fronts including in effective policymaking and policy implementation. Militant activity has increased under a new Taliban leader, with the political stability continuing to be adversely affected by an ongoing campaign of insurgency. At the beginning of October 2016, there are at least six localities across Afghanistan in which there is active fighting. The security situation has deteriorated further with increasing influx of Afghans from across the border from Pakistan, further stretching the social services in many provinces due to the large burden of IDPs created by internal conflict. While some fiscal reforms have been initiated, the government continues to struggle to expand revenue and the economic prospects continue to remain poor with the fragile security situation limiting investor interest. While the President has introduced a number of structures for curbing the high levels of corruption (Afghanistan ranks ), no concrete actions have been recorded to show the actual operationalization of these measures. There are concerns about the absorption capacity for efficiently and effectively spending the funds that have been pledged at the recent international conference on Afghanistan organized in Brussels.

During this first two years of programme implementation, UNICEF has initiated the implementation of the Harmonized Approach to Quality Assurance (HACT) for monitoring the effectiveness of funds spent. New initiatives such as Third Party Monitoring (TPM) have been introduced to monitor programme implementation and verify/validate activities by partners in regions to which UNICEF does not have physical access because of prevailing security conditions. UNICEF has also added additional work-force through outsourced contractors to achieve the country programme objectives through what is referred to as extenders who can work in areas where UNICEF does not have access. This is made along the lines of what is being followed in countries with similar security situations and limited access such as Yemen and Syria.

The period that elapsed has also witnessed a more keen interest on behalf of partners and the international community to look at the effectiveness of their aid and to increase levels of accountability by both government and international organizations – including the UN agencies – which they are funding for development work and for humanitarian purposes.

The MTR’s Objectives are:

· To assess changes in Afghanistan since the design of the CPAP, as well as to anticipate further likely changes over the next 2 years and beyond, and the implications for UNICEF.

· To review progress towards the expected results of the CPAP and to determine the appropriateness of the scale of ambition, the level of complexity, and the strategies employed for the achievement of those results in light of the changing country context.

· To propose any such changes as might be found to be necessary in the CPAP results architecture (including Outcomes and Outputs), strategy and programme structure with a particular focus on equity.

· To review the Theory of Change and support development of relevant “Strategic Notes” for each programme component

· To assess the contribution of the CPAP to UNDAF, SDGs as well as Humanitarian Action.

The questions that the MTR should answer include:

Questions on programme results and strategy:

· What major changes have occurred in the programming environment since the design of the CPD/CPAP and what further changes are expected over the coming two years and beyond that may be likely to impact on the CPAP and RWPs? What are the implications for UNICEF?

· What progress has the CPAP made towards achieving the planned results? What conclusions may be drawn, or lessons learned from the first two years of programme implementation?

· Do the programme strategy and selection of planned results represent the most strategic and effective use of UNICEF resources in the current and likely future context of Afghanistan? Is the CP strategy appropriately focused maximizing the achievement of results with equity? What adjustments should be made, if any?

· Have arrangement for the monitoring and evaluation of the CP been appropriate and sufficient? If not, what changes should be made?

· To the extent that the bulk of the CP is implemented through government and non-governmental partners; is the overall partnership strategy clear and are arrangements for the financial and programmatic management of such partnerships adequate and effective?

· What are the views of the international partners and the development actors about UNICEF’s programmes and their effectiveness and efficiency? What could be done to improve performance?

· Does UNICEF have and effectively implement optimal strategies for the delivery of programmes in the insecure areas of the country, including through the application of structured approaches security risk management. What adjustments or innovations may need to be made?

Questions on programme structure:

· Has the current CP structure proved effective and efficient in supporting the delivery of achievement of planned CPD/CPAP results? What adjustments, if any, would need to be made in light of proposed changes of strategy resulting from the review, including in line with the simplified results structure?

· Has the structure and staffing of the country office, including zonal offices and outposts, proved effective and efficient in supporting the delivery of achievement of planned CPAP results? What adjustments, if any, would need to be made in light of proposed changes of strategy resulting from the review, the cost of the present structure and staffing levels, the partnership strategy, the deteriorating security situation and the cost of security measures?

A senior Consultant will be engaged to lead the implementation of the MTR, under the day-to-day supervision of the Deputy Representative and in close consultation with the Representative. The Consultant will be a senior and experienced individual with substantial knowledge of UNICEF programme policies and strategies. Additional individuals may be engaged to undertake specific aspects of the review.

The MTR will use a combination of desk reviews and rapid assessments, as well as programme assessments and programme criticality reviews from a risk management perspective. Individual meetings and focus group discussions with key partners and donors will be organized.

The process of the MTR

· Consultation meetings with key Government partners at national, zone office and provincial levels, UN agencies, NGOs and community representatives. Discussions should include updated situation analysis, programme progress review, results achieved, appropriateness of UNICEF structure and staffing, challenges and opportunities, lessons learnt and adjustments required.

· Individual meetings and consultations with key development partners and donors.

· Detailed and focused reviews of the Key Outcome areas, inter-sectoral coordination and C4D strategies in Afghanistan.

· Partner and other stakeholder analysis at both sectoral and geographic levels.

· Presentation of initial findings by theme/sector/geographical area.

· An MTR Meeting to present findings and conclusions identified by the consultative process.

· Preparation of the MTR report, according to UNICEF’s guidelines.

· Inputs for the CPMP Review of UNICEF CO.

· Preparation of a five-page executive summary of the MTR for submission to the regional office.

Deliverables of the MTR :

· An inception report which will include MTR plan finalised after discussion with the UNICEF ACO management team, the tools assessment report and the time line for the MTR process.

· A review document of the UNICEF/GoA CPAP that outlines progress achieved so far in implementation, results achieved and gaps from January 2015 to December 2016 and beyond.

· An in-depth review document on ACO Programme outcomes, the focus provinces strategy and C4D.

· Draft MTR report, written according to UNICEF’s guidelines, with recommendations to strengthen programming for the remaining duration of the Country Programe and beyond.

· MTR meeting held with all key stakeholders of the UNICEF/GOIRA 2015-2019 CPAP and findings and conclusions identified and agreed upon by the sectors presented.

· Final MTR report.

· Five-page executive summary of the MTR report based on UNICEF’s guidelines.

Suggested outline for the MTR report (50-60 pages):

Executive Summary

Chapter 1: Introduction to the Country programme and Strategies

Chapter 2: MTR methodology

Chapter 3: Situation update of women and children

Chapter 4: Emerging Issues

Chapter 5: Cross-cutting strategies and Inter-sectoral coordination (including C4D, Adolescents etc)

Chapter 6: Programme Outcomes

a) Health

b) Nutrition

c) WASH

d) Polio

e) Education

f) Child Protection

g) Social Inclusion

h) Humanitarian Action

Chapter 7: Challenges by zone offices and provinces

Chapter 8: Draft Strategy Notes (Theory of Change) by Outcomes

Chapter 9: Lessons learned and good practices

Chapter 10: Implications for Office Structure, Assurance and Monitoring activities

Chapter 11: Summary recommendations

3. Project location: Kabul and off-site (outside Afghanistan) with travel to zone offices and provinces including UNICEF outposts

4. Duration: 90 days over a period from mid-November 2016 to August 2017

5. Supervisor: Deputy Representative, in close consultation with the Representative

6. Travel required: Field visits as per required. International travel to country office ( two or three times)

7. Support provided by UNICEF: Required documents, support in organizing meetings within UNICEF and with counterparts, and support to field visit.

8. Description of assignment: (provide detail and in quantitative terms)

Tasks

End Product/deliverables

Time frame

  1. The team leader will have overall responsibility for the work and operation of the consultant team, including the coordination of inputs from different team members. The Team Leader is responsible and overall accountable for the production of MTR report.

Submission of a comprehensive workplan with the timelines following the discussions with UNICEF senior management.

End of 1st week from the date the contract starts.

  1. Desk Review of programme documentation provided by the country office – all sections and zone offices.

A review document of the UNICEF/GOIRA implementation results and gaps from Jan. 2015 to Dec. 2019.

End of 2nd week

  1. Conduct an overall Programme review against CPD/CPAP results to assess programme progress review, results achieved, challenges and opportunities, lessons learnt, adjustments required.

Programme review completed and detailed review report available.

End of 3rd week

  1. Lead consultant will supervise focused reviews of UNICEF’s child survival and education strategies in Afghanistan.

Focus review of child survival and education strategies completed.

End of 4th week

  1. Conduct fieldwork if necessary, and interview stakeholders, national and local Government officials, and communities to generate information and opinions.

Interview with key informants completed.

End of 6th week

  1. Consultation meetings with Government, Donors, UN agencies, other partners, and rights holders.

Consultative meetings with key stakeholders completed.

End of 7th week

  1. Presentation of initial findings by theme/sector.

Thematic/Sector-wise presentations done.

End of 8th week

  1. Final preparations to conduct MTR meeting.

Technical preparations for MTR meeting completed.

End of 9th week

  1. MTR Meeting to present findings and conclusions identified by the sectors.

MTR meeting conducted.

  1. Preparation of the MTR report, according to UNICEF’s guidelines.

Submission of first draft of MTR report.

End of 10th week

  1. Preparation of the five-pager executive summary of the MTR for submission to ROSA.

Executive summary submitted.

End of11th week

  1. Finalize MTR report

Submission of final version of MTR report.

End of the Consultancy

9. Qualification or specialized knowledge/experience required for the assignment:

  1. Advanced University Degree in Social Sciences, M&E or related field.

  2. Work Experience: A senior and experienced individual at least 10 years of experience in development programmes with substantial, current knowledge of UNICEF programme policies and strategies.

  3. Competencies: Sound knowledge and application of human rights and results-based programming, as well as social policy development, including qualitative and quantitative approaches;

  4. Knowledge of CRC, CEDAW and CRPD as well as context of children and women in Afghanistan , in particular, and the South Asia in general;

  5. Demonstrated excellent writing skills in English. Strong coordination, communication, analytical skills;

  6. Solid negotiating, teamwork and advocacy skills/abilities;

  7. Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-cultural environment and establish harmonious and effective working relationships, both within and outside the organization.

How to apply:

Candidates should apply through the UNICEF website. Please click on below link to directly access the vacancy and apply online. http://jobs.unicef.org/cw/en-us/#/job/499846/international-consultant_conducting-the-midterm-review-…

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Lao People’s Democratic Republic (the): Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Coordinator (MELC)

Organization: Oxfam
Country: Lao People’s Democratic Republic (the)
Closing date: 13 Nov 2016

Oxfam is an international confederation of 18 organizations networked together in 94 countries, as part of a global movement for change, to build a future free from the injustice of poverty.

Since 2009, the Oxfam confederation has accelerated its harmonisation process working towards ‘one voice and one programme’ in a single management structure.

Oxfam has a presence in Laos since the late 1980s, and works to deliver the country strategy that focuses on sustainable livelihoods, humanitarian assistance, governance and civil society, and gender and diversity.

The MELC will have overall responsibility for monitoring project implementation and progress of Oxfam in Laos towards the objectives of the Oxfam Country Strategy (OCS), supporting project MEL activities at the grassroots, developing MEL system that will assist to steer the country strategy and knowledge management. The MEL Coordinator will ensure that MEL processes are directed to learning with the partners and staff for/with whom the project is designed. Also, the MEL coordinator is responsible for knowledge management among all programmes implemented to ensure the whole organisation benefits from and applies programme learning.

Required Qualifications

  • Knowledge and proven experience in establishing and maintaining effective monitoring and evaluation systems for development projects
  • Experience in gathering, analysing and presenting quantitative and qualitative data
  • An understanding of the links between knowledge management, MEAL and institutional development
  • Relevant experience with knowledge management in similar organizations
  • An aptitude for external linking, learning and representation with a clear ability to draw knowledge and ideas from across the sector into the organization
  • Demonstrable understanding of gender and rights based approaches to development especially in Laos
  • Experience of using participatory approaches in development projects
  • Team player with ability to deal with a range of people from various cultures and different capacities
  • Proven ability to work effectively with others – strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent facilitation and training skills

Required Qualifications:

• Master degree in marketing, public affairs, fundraising, fund development or related field or 5 years’ experience in fund raising and communication management within the development sector

• Experience of working with donors (proposal writing, securing income, managing relationships, …)

• Proven experience in monitoring, evaluation and learning

• Demonstrated ability to effectively manage staff

• Budget forecasting and monitoring experience

• Programme monitoring experience

· Proficiency in use of standard software applications

· Demonstrated ability to work with multi-disciplinary teams and stakeholders (internally/externally)

· High analytical/negotiating/communication/inter-personal kills

· Diplomacy

· Ability to work under highly stressful conditions

More information and application procedure:

For further information, please refer to the website: www.directoryofngos.org and go to Directory News/Job Openings.

How to apply:

More information and application procedure:

For further information, please refer to the website: www.directoryofngos.org and go to Directory News/Job Openings.

Are you interested in this position? Send your application in writing, including a motivation letter and curriculum vitae no later than 13 November 2016 to hr.laos@oxfamsol.be

We promote diversity and practice equity

Persons coming from marginalized and vulnerable groups are particularly encouraged to apply

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for a personal interview

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Mexico: Monitoring and evaluation specialist

Organization: Chemonics
Country: Mexico
Closing date: 15 Nov 2016

Chemonics seeks a monitoring and evaluation (M&E) specialist for the USAID-funded EnofqueDH Public Policy for Human Rights project in Mexico. The specialist will implement an M&E plan, collect data, record and analyze data, and support the design of M&E tools, collect data, record and analyze data, and support the design of M&E tools. Qualified Mexican nationals are encouraged to apply. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Responsibilities include:

  • Ensure that M&E activities reflect the objectives and targeted results of the project
  • Support the technical team with planning activities to ensure that activities are aligned with the project’s results framework
  • Contribute to the development of annual work plans by providing M&E expertise
  • Ensure, in collaboration with the technical team, that indicators and guidelines for M&E activities are included in the project’s work plans and other technical documents and that the M&E perspective is considered throughout all project activities
  • Develop additional indicators as needed for planning or evaluating project activities
  • Identify and track additional data sources that could generate relevant information for the project
  • Lead the design and implementation of instruments and tools for data collection and analysis for both the technical team and project partners
  • Ensure that the technical team is aware of their responsibilities in generating and processing information for monitoring and evaluation
  • Monitor the quality of processes and information collected through verification mechanisms, such as field reports and data analysis

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor degree in social sciences
  • Minimum three years of experience
  • Experience with monitoring and evaluation of projects and results
  • High capacity for information management, data analysis, and reporting
  • Experience with data software (Excel, Stata, and SPSS)
  • Good understanding of the English language

How to apply:

Send electronic submissions of your CV to enfoquedh@gmail.com by November 15, 2016. Please include “Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist” in the subject line. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.

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Syrian Arab Republic: Monitoring Assistant SC4 Aleppo VA053-2016

Organization: World Food Programme
Country: Syrian Arab Republic
Closing date: 14 Nov 2016

ABOUT WFP
The World Food Programme (WFP) is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. WFP pursues a vision of the world in which every man, woman and child has access at all times to the food needed for an active and healthy life.

The Office of the United Nations World Food Programme in Syria is currently seeking a qualified candidate for Monitoring Assistant SC4 in Aleppo

ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT
These jobs are found primarily in WFP Field based Offices, and job holders typically report to Programme Policy Officer or Programme Associate. The reporting lines may change depending on the size of the office.

At this level work is carried out under minimum supervision. Job holders are expected to produce organized and accurate technical work and reports. They may provide guidance on standard practices to other staff and counterparts in their area of work.

JOB PURPOSE
To perform monitoring activities within a specific coverage area and provide reports to support the effective delivery of assistance packages.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Coordinate and monitor the implementation of the assistance programme at the local level, in close collaboration with the implementing partners;

  • Monitor and review the overall commodity movements such as food deliveries, storage, transport and distribution at the site and verify if the amounts received have been properly recorded, damaged or suspected to be damaged;

  • Supervise the efficient distribution of food items at the site and ensure proper distribution of entitlements and verify appropriate entitlements are distributed and provide feedback to Field Officers and others on the distribution.

  • Assist in the conduct of regular meetings of beneficiaries leaders and implementing partners on the commodity pipeline, distribution arrangements, food entitlements and other relevant issues;

  • Assist in the implementation of the plan of action, review achievement and constraints and provide feedback accordingly;

  • Assist the WFP Officer and implementing partners in encouraging women’s access to economic skills development and sensitizing public opinion on gender issues and gender focused activities;

  • Report periodically to the WFP Officer on relevant events regarding food management, distribution and other related issues;

  • Identify any apparent issues in the programme and report them to the appropriate personnel;

  • Conduct case studies to complement M&E/VAM data;

  • Actively participate in Food Security Assessments if and when needed;

  • Supervise and train other personnel as appropriate.

STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education: Completion of secondary school education.
Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in the UN language in use at the duty station and in the duty station’s language, if different.
Experience: At least three years of progressively responsible support experience including at least one year in the field of statistics, refugee operations, or another related field.

DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE
• Has experience analysing programme output and outcome data.
• General knowledge of WFP monitoring and evaluation systems and standards.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Only short-listed candidates shall be contacted.
Candidates must get an auto confirmation email once applying
Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

How to apply:

WFP Staff:
https://performancemanager5.successfactors.eu/sf/jobreq?jobId=1663&company=C0000168410P&username=

External candidates:
https://career012.successfactors.eu/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=1663&company=C0000168410P&username=

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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: Project Officer – Nutrition and Food Security

Organization: Save the Children UK
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Closing date: 05 Nov 2016

Salary: £26,000 – £30,000

12 month Fixed Term Contract

We are looking for an experienced and articulate individual to join us as Project Officer – Nutrition and Food Security and support the development, uptake and promotion of the Household Economy Approach, Cost of the Diet, and Community-based Management of Acute Malnutrition Report tools.

Working in more than 120 countries, we do whatever it takes to create breakthroughs in the way the world treats children. Our UK and Global Programmes department delivers humanitarian and development programmes, builds partnerships with institutional donors – including governments, multi-laterals and trusts – and drives lasting change. Together, we save children’s lives, fight for their rights and help them fulfil their potential.

As Project Officer you will manage these three tools and strengthen programmatic application by Save the Children and other development partners working in nutrition and food security around the world. You will represent these three tools in internal and external technical and non technical forums, and ensure the robustness of the methodology and its application in the field. Y ou will:

  • Provide a day-to-day link between the Information Systems team and internal users of the tools to ensure that software’s are developed in-line with programmatic needs
  • Strengthen global capacity in the tools, including development of training content, and coordinating all country or global trainings and related meetings.
  • Develop communications products to promote broader understanding and uptake of the methodologies and the newly developed products
  • Facilitate the sharing of experience and learning on the tools, including management of a central repository, containing reports and datasets
  • Represent Save the Children to potential donors and showcase the tools at departmental and staff meetings.

To be successful you will have a masters or bachelors degree or equivalent experience in Nutrition, food security and Livelihoods, Development, Economics or a related field. You should also have experience of working with the IT sector in software development/ understanding of software development processes. In addition you will have:

  • Experience of communicating with a range of actors and influencing others, including people from different backgrounds
  • General knowledge of Nutrition & Food Security and Livelihoods sector approaches and the intersections with other sectors
  • The ability to articulate and convey complex ideas clearly and succinctly with experience of producing a range of practical resources to support learning
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to work with diplomacy, tact and sensitivity
  • A high level of computer literacy, particularly in Excel.

At Save the Children we are committed to the safeguarding and protection of children in our work. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those who are suitable to work with children are recruited to work for us. This post is subject to a range of vetting checks including a criminal records disclosure.

Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. If you share our mission, are passionate about making it happen and strongly believe you can contribute then join us and we’ll give you every opportunity to succeed. We look forward to hearing from you.

Closing date: 5th November 2016

How to apply:

To apply please visit our website, link below:
https://jobs.savethechildren.org.uk/vacancy/project-officer–nutrition-and-food-security-2766/2792/description/

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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: Nutrition Policy and Advocacy Adviser

Organization: Save the Children UK
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Closing date: 06 Nov 2016

Salary: £34,000

London with international travel, up to 30% annually

We are looking for an experienced individual to join us as Nutrition Policy and Advocacy Adviser, delivering Save the Children’s nutrition advocacy strategy. You will work with partner organisations ensuring accountability for political and financial nutrition commitments whilst also contributing to the development of nutrition-related policy positions, strategies and campaigns.

Working in more than 120 countries, we do whatever it takes to create breakthroughs in the way the world treats children. Our Policy, Advocacy, and Campaigns department is where we drive political agendas at national and global levels. We’ve integrated lobbying, policy, research and campaigning into one agile, powerful engine for change. Together, we save children’s lives, fight for their rights and help them fulfil their potential.

As Nutrition Policy and Advocacy Adviser you will work closely with colleagues across the organisation to ensure our nutrition work supports the objectives of the ‘Every Last Child’ campaign. You will also work to ensure that we contribute to coordinated civil society efforts towards Scaling up Nutrition (SUN) at national, sub-national and local levels. In addition your responsibilities will include:

  • Ensuring that nutrition remains high on the global agenda and that additional, ambitious financial and political nutrition commitments are secured in the future
  • Developing a network of key contacts in the international policy community, governments, international bodies, corporations, the International Save the Children Alliance, NGOs and others as required to ensure strong accountability for nutrition commitments
  • Delivering targeted and strategic advocacy support to Save the Children country offices
  • Providing support to the Head of Hunger and Nutrition in the drafting of policy position papers, briefings, publications and responses
  • Implementing the organisation’s hunger and nutrition strategy, working with the Policy and Research team, the Growth and Livelihoods team and beyond.

To be successful in this new and exciting role, you will have extensive international advocacy experience in different contexts in advanced and developing countries, including NGOs and different types of stakeholders (e.g. UN, AU, EC). You must have an academic qualification at post graduate level or equivalent on issues directly related to food security, livelihoods and nutrition or international development policy. In addition you must have:

  • Sound understanding of hunger and nutrition in developing country contexts
  • Superior written communication skills, including the ability to translate complex arguments into accessible English for a non-specialist audience
  • A willingness to travel to developing countries – up to 12 weeks each year
  • Motivation to address malnutrition and deliver equitable change for children – both through global mechanisms and in countries with high levels of malnutrition.

At Save the Children we are committed to the safeguarding and protection of children in our work. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those who are suitable to work with children are recruited to work for us. This post is subject to a range of vetting checks including a criminal records disclosure.

Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. If you share our mission, are passionate about making it happen and strongly believe you can contribute then join us and we’ll give you every opportunity to succeed. We look forward to hearing from you.

Closing date: 6th November 2016

How to apply:

To apply please visit our website.

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Somalia: Market Assessment Consultants x 10

Organization: CTG Global
Country: Somalia
Closing date: 06 Nov 2016

Vacancy reference no.:

VAC-0315

Position:

Market Assessment Consultants

Place of performance:

Somalia

Contract duration:

1 month

Starting date:

ASAP

OVERVIEW OF CTG GLOBAL

CTG support and manage humanitarian projects in fragile and conflict-affected countries around the world. With past performance in 15 countries – from the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia and Central and South America – we offer a holistic fabric of project management, implementation and support. Skilled in emergency response to crises such as the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, we have the ability to act quickly (crisis response teams can be on the ground in 24 hours) and to establish structured operations in high-risk environments. CTG recruit and manage qualified, skilled teams with extensive experience operating in challenging conditions.

OVERVIEW OF THE POSITION

The Vulnerability Analysis and Mapping section of WFP (VAM) regularly conducts market analyses to provide the necessary information to inform WFP programming decisions. Primary field data collection is necessary to conduct these analyses. WFP is currently operational in Somaliland, Puntland, Central, Banadir and the Southern regions of Somalia through Area Offices (AOs) located in Hargeisa, Bossaso, Galkayo, Mogadishu and Dolow, respectively.

Despite WFP being active in most areas, parts of its operational areas are considered

inaccessible or have intermittent accessibility to UN staff by the UN department of Safety and

Security (UNDSS). This restricts or limits the ability of UN staff to conduct market field work in those areas. Furthermore, even in areas currently accessible to WFP staff, time constraints limits WFP staff from carrying out the market assessment field work in the desired timeframe, necessitating hiring of external data consultants to carry out the data collection.

GENERAL FUNCTIONS

Role objective:

The role of the consultant will be to collect survey data for the market assessment on behalf of

WFP in areas which are inaccessible or with limited access. The locations are in the following regions: Galgaduud, Hiran, Mudug in Central Somalia & Lower Shabelle, Middle Shabelle, Bay, Bakool, Gedo, Lower Juba and Middle Juba in Southern Somalia.

The consultants will do so following a sampling design prepared by WFP outlining the specific

locations within the above named regions and the number of interviews to be undertaken in

each location

The activities will include:

· In collaboration with CTG team leaders plan and structure the field work in the assigned

data collection locations. This includes selecting respondents in accordance with the methodology agreed with WFP.

· Using a structured questionnaire provided by WFP to interview traders operating in a market place.

· Using a structured questionnaire provided by WFP to interview key informants on several aspects of markets (environment, structure, potential). The key informants could be heads of the market committees, community leaders or traders with several years of experience and persons with a deep knowledge of the market.

· Ensure that the data collected is of good quality and is well entered in the Open Data Kit (ODK) smartphone application, saved and sent to WFP within the agreed time frame. The data is sent using wife.

· Capture and share with CTG and WFP any challenges met during data collection and any observations relevant to interpreting. the data and compiling the final market assessments.

Expected output:

Data will be collected in a total of 34 locations in the aforementioned regions, of which the consultant will be responsible for a select number. In each assigned location, the consultant must interview a total of 20 respondents:

· 15 traders

· 5 key informants

If the number of interviews is unattainable in a specific location, this must be clearly communicated to and agreed with CTG management, the WFP Area Office and Country Office, prior to starting the field work.

The expected deliverables are:

· Field work plan compiled in consultation with CTG supervisor and shared with WFP CO and the Central Area Office prior to commencing the data collection. Must include strategy of selecting the survey respondents, and a detailed plan of which locations will be visited when.

· Completed traders and market key informant questionnaires of high quality, saved and sent to WFP repository using the ODK mobile phone application.

· Feedback, orally or written, to CTG supervisor and WFP Area Office about any challenges met during field work, or any observations that can help interpret the findings

Project reporting:

Head of Program at Area Office

Team management:

None.

ESSENTIAL EXPERIENCE

Education:

§ Bachelor’s degree in Bachelors in Social Studies or related field.

Work experience:

§ Minimum of 3 years of demonstrable relevant Social Development experience.

Geographical experience:

§ Minimum of 3 years of experience in Africa and/or Africa with local experience in Somalia is an advantage.

Languages:

§ Fluency in English and Somali are essential.

Key competencies:

· Existing presence in Somalia

· Availability and access to areas in question

· Field data collection experience, preferably with ODK

· Good planning skills

· Good interpersonal skills

· Experience working with technology, specifically handling of smartphones

Other relevant information:

N/A

How to apply:

**Interested candidates should create a profile and apply on CTG Global careers website https://recruitmentctg.force.com/xcdrecruit__Site_ExternalPositionDetails?id=a1124000000vuYR

Please refer to the vacancy number: VAC-0315. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.**

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Switzerland: ASSESSMENT SPECIALIST – GLOBAL WASH CLUSTER

Organization: IMPACT Initiatives
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 11 Nov 2016

BACKGROUND ON IMPACT AND REACH

IMPACT Initiatives is humanitarian think tank, based in Geneva, Switzerland. The organisation manages several initiatives, including the REACH Initiative, which was created in 2010 to facilitate the development of information tools and products that enhance the capacity of aid actors to make evidence-based decisions in emergency, recovery and development contexts. The IMPACT team comprises specialists in data collection, management and analysis, GIS and remote-sensing. For more information visit: www.reach-initiative.org.

We are currently looking for an Assessment Specialist in Geneva.

Position: Assessment Specialist – Global Wash Cluster

Contract duration: Jan – Aug 2016

Location: Geneva, Switzerland; based in other countries where IMPACT INITIATIVES’ partner ACTED is based, also possible

Starting Date: January 2017

Functions

The Assessment Specialist will work as part of the FST of the Global WASH cluster to contribute to improved and strengthened WASH coordination (pre, during, after operations) by enhancing the cluster’s assessment capacity.

Specifically, the Assessment Specialist will:

· Develop / improve assessment methodologies, indicators and practices to support National WASH coordination platforms through stages of the Humanitarian Program Cycle (HPC)

· Strengthen assessment and related IM processes and practices by WASH coordination structures

· Participate in and contribute towards relevant assessment-related interagency and multi-cluster / sector fora/processes

1. SUPPORT COUNTRY LEVEL WASH COORDINATION PLATFORMS IN THE ORGANIZATION OF BASELINE, MONITORING AND EVALUATION ASSESSMENTS

Deployments to support country-level WASH coordination platform in the organisation of assessments. For each related deployment, with the WASH cluster coordination Team in country.

· Promote a broad participation of country-level cluster members in all stages the assessment

· Support assessment preparation, including clear TORs, and the identification of an effective sampling and data collection methodology, and analytical framework. Promote operational and strategic relevance of the assessment

· Support identification and training of enumerators for data collection. Follow up enumerators, centralise and review data during the data collection stage

· Ensure that field primary data collection is complemented by secondary data reviews and, where relevant, other primary data collection tools including remote sensing and crowd sourcing

· Support data collation and analysis, including drafting of assessment factsheet, reports and other products

· Support effective dissemination of assessment findings, for operational and strategic purposes

· Assess the quality and learning from each assessment

Note the following:

  • The assessment specialist may be required for rapid surge and requested to travel with immediate (72h) notice to crisis affected areas.

  • Assessments could be baselines, as well as response monitoring and evaluation.

Remote support on assessments facilitated by country-level WASH coordination structures.

· Remote support to country level assessments as required, including at preparation, implementation, analysis and dissemination stage/s

· Consolidation and follow up of country level WASH assessment, promoting capitalisation of lessons learnt and best practices

· In coordination with IM focal points, and where relevant and requested, support the development of country IM systems and processes which promote an effective use of assessment data along the HPC

· Work in close collaboration with the FST members This will include:

a) Ensure pre-departure support for preparation with the FST to improve confidence and understanding of the context, the work expected and the appropriate tools, ToR and resources to fulfil the tasks and processes.

b) Ensure technical debriefings with FST members, ensuring collection of lessons learned and areas for technical follow-up.

c) Ensure strong two way communication between the FST and inter-function, to ensure a sturdy support and rapid follow up on identified needs.

d) Provide knowledge / competencies for skills development on specific topics including tools and practices.

2. STRENGTHEN ASSESSMENT PROCESSES AND PRACTICES BY WASH COORDINATION STRUCTURES

Capitalisation of lessons learnt and best practices

· Consolidate existing best practices and lessons learnt from humanitarian baseline, monitoring and evaluation assessments; from WASH cluster but also other relevant clusters / intercluster / agency initiatives

· Ensure these are readily available and usable by WASH coordination platforms

· Establish processes to ensure systematic capitalisation of assessment lessons learnt and best practices after each assessment exercise and/or deployment

Development of tools, guidance notes and processes

· Liaise with external assessment specialists, organisations and institutions (i.e REACH, ACAPs, CDC, Clusters) to support the development of global assessment (and related IM) systems and processes, including the drafting of assessment guidance notes (building on what is already existing)

· Promote use of appropriate technology for data collection (eg: Mobile Data Collection, remote sensing, crowd sourcing, data collection portals ), and analysis (data analysis portals, webmapping, GIS, etc);

· Review indicators to be used in assessment, linking them to regular response monitoring

Capacity Building

· Capacity Building of WASH Coordination bodies: Work closely with the National Humanitarian WASH Coordination Initiative of UNICEF (NHWC) to support WASH coordination structures, identify challenges and constraints to enhance capacity at government level for strengthened national ownership and leadership in humanitarian WASH (in support to Regional hubs)

· Support capacity building of WASH partners through trainings, WebEx sessions, seminars, participation in simulations, etc.

· Support Regional platforms with regular cluster performance assessments and identify needs for support.

· Maintain close relationships with UNICEF and other GWC member agencies regional & country offices and promote a high degree of collaboration between the FST and specific country level government bodies and other national or sub-national WASH actors.

3. PARTICIPATING IN AND CONTRIBUTING TOWARDS RELEVANT ASSESSMENT-RELATED INTERAGENCY AND MULTI-CLUSTER FORA/PROCESSES

Coordinate with other clusters /sectors throughout the assessment cycle

· Promote an effective and pro-active participation by WASH cluster / sector in inter-cluster assessments (such as MIRA, PDNA, etc)

· Encourage synergies with other key sectors / clusters during assessment cycles, including the organization of multi-cluster/sector assessments where and when relevant

· Coordinate with other relevant assessment actors during a response, including provision of regular updates on ongoing assessment during coordination fora

Actively engage with other global clusters and inter-cluster processes on assessments at global level

· Participate in relevant inter-cluster / sector working groups (eg: in relation to MIRA)

· Promote linkages with assessment focal points from other clusters / relevant agencies

REQUIREMENTS

Required:

  • Bachelor degree in relevant field (can be economics, statistics, research methods, sociology, development / humanitarian studies, etc), master’s degree is desirable.
  • Minimum 5 years’ (10 preferred) experience in assessment, Information Analysis, M&E and/or Information Management related to complex crisis.
  • Minimum 4 years of relevant field experience in contexts of humanitarian crisis, preferably in WASH, in different contexts.
  • Excellent leadership and supervisory skills; provides others with a clear direction; motivates and empowers others.
  • Fluently spoken and written English.
  • Good command of another language (especially French, Spanish or Arabic).

Desired:

  • Proven track record of having successfully organised assessments on behalf of humanitarian coordination structures in a complex crisis, including WASH components.
  • Experience in humanitarian M&E.
  • Proven experience and understanding of WASH activities and strategy.
  • A good understanding of the humanitarian policy environment including current knowledge of the latest assessment-related policies, research, international standards and developments in the field.
  • Proven ability to plan, monitor and evaluate programmes, as well as to teach skills and build team capacity.
  • Experience with natural and complex political emergencies in diverse cultural and climatic settings.
  • Experience in liaison with a broad range of stakeholders, ability to build relationships and networks with international donors, UN agencies and INGOs, national authorities, national/local partner agencies and emergency affected communities.
  • Proactive problem solving and operational decision making.
  • Highest-level technical, analytical, negotiation, communication and advocacy skills.
  • Strong skills in presentation and facilitation.
  • Technical integrity.
  • Ability to encourage and contribute to a climate of team-working and collaboration in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Excellent training, coaching and mentoring skills.
  • Consistently achieves high-level results, managing and delivering projects and activities on-time and on-budget.
  • Ability to analyse and present diverse and complex quantitative and qualitative data from a wide range of sources.
  • Quickly builds rapport with individuals and groups and nurtures good relationships across organizational levels and boundaries from government leaders to all stakeholders and the affected population.
  • Computer skills, including SPSS.
  • Willingness to travel up to 60% of time at short notice, resilience, stress tolerance and work under difficult conditions.

How to apply:

Please send, in English, your cover letter, CV, and three references to jobs@impact-initiatives.org

Ref: 16/AOWASH/GVA

Please indicate the reference in the subject line of your email.

For more information, visit us at http://www.impact-initiatives.org

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Myanmar: Follow up Survey: BRACED Myanmar Alliance Project

Organization: Plan
Country: Myanmar
Closing date: 02 Nov 2016

Terms of Reference

Follow up Survey: BRACED Myanmar Alliance Project

A. SUMMARY

On behalf of the Building Resilience and Adaptation to Climate Extremes and Disasters (BRACED) Myanmar Alliance, Plan International Myanmar is looking for a Myanmar based survey firm – to implement a follow up survey of the BRACED Myanmar Alliance Project (2015 – 2017) – “Building the resilience of over 350,000 people across Myanmar to climate extremes”.

The follow up survey aims to measure mid-term results of the BRACED Myanmar Alliance Project focusing on key indicators following its baseline survey implemented in 2015, and media outreach on resilience messaging and communication among wider audience.

The follow up survey field works (including data collection) is expected to be conducted from Mid-November to Mid December 2016, and final report is to be submitted by 10 January 2017.

Myanmar based national survey firms are highly encouraged to apply.

The deadline for submitting the proposal is by 2 November 2016, 5:30 PM Yangon Time.

B. THE BRACED PROJECT

The BRACED Alliance Myanmar Project has adopted a unique model of policy, action and media outreach – a diverse collaboration amongst local and international partners on combining DRR, CCA, environmental sustainability, community-development, policy, gender, and livelihoods expertise – to improve community and institutional understanding of climate risk, drive increased responsiveness, and promote scale-up and replication of resilient practices in the face of climate extremes. The project’s log-frame is based on the following impact, outcome and outputs aims:

· Impact: Improved well-being and reduced losses and damages of vulnerable populations despite climate shocks and stresses

· Outcome: Vulnerable communities, driven by women and children an supported by effective institutions, are more resilient to climate extremes and disasters by 2017

· Output 1: Communities, especially women and children, are equipped with the knowledge and skills to mitigate the risks of and recover from climate shocks and stresses

· Output 2: Institutions are coordinated, responsive, accountable and inclusive in their management of climate risks

· Output 3: The Evidence Base is strengthened and learning on managing climate extremes is disseminated to inform and influence the resilience related policy strategies and agenda at sub national, national and global levels.

The BRACED Alliance Myanmar Project targets 155 communities in 8 Townships in 3 diverse climatic zones – the Central Dry Zone, Coastal Zone and Hilly Areas – where vulnerable groups are increasingly exposed to extreme climate events including: i) cyclones/strong winds; ii) floods/storm surges; iii) intense rains; iv) extreme temperatures and v) drought[1]. The impacts of these climate extremes are further exacerbated locally by processes attributed to climate change and variability. These include the shortening and intensification of monsoons; an increase in sea surface temperature and an overall increase in heat and drought indices[2]. Environmental degradation and deforestation in particular, combined with diminishing water resources compound the overall vulnerability of Burmese/Myanmar communities[3].

C. The survey Implementation Modality:

This survey has two parts:

· Part I: Follow up survey will focus on measuring progress of the BRACED Myanmar Alliance Project’s direct results in 155 villages across 8 townships taking representative sample size and strategy adopted in its baseline survey 2015.

· Part II: Tracker Survey will focus on measuring media outreach on resilience messaging through BRACED’s partner BBC Media Action across 8 townships targeting 1.7 million population.

PART I: Mid-line Survey

I. Objective:

· To measure mid-term results of the BRACED Myanmar Alliance Project focusing on key indicators following its baseline survey implemented in 2015.

II. Description of the Key Tasks:

The assignment includes following:

o Fully familiarize the BRACED Myanmar Alliance Baseline study including methodology, sampling, questionnaires, findings and recommendations.

o Work with BRACED M&E Manager and M&E Working Group in finalizing survey questionnaires (household level, village level and township level) built on baseline survey questionnaires. Ensure quality translation of survey questionnaires into Burmese and Aakha (Shan) languages. Transcribe the questionnaires into Computer-assisted personal interviewing (CAPI)

o Develop data collection and quality assurance training manual and interview protocol in English and translate them into Burmese.

o Recruit and train qualified survey team that can collect data from 1,150 households, 68 CBOs and 40 key targeted offices in 8 BRACED townships within 20 days using 3 specific set of questionnaires. The household survey will take around 40 minutes per household, and village and township survey will take around 20 minutes per institution.

o Field test of the survey questionnaires with hands on training to the survey team. Revise the survey questionnaires based on feedback from survey team.

o Rollout the follow up survey with strong quality assurance system and technical support at the field.

o Clean raw data sets and share with BRACED M&E Manager.

o Analyse data and create tabulations following Baseline survey tabulation and share with BRACED M&E Manager.

o Produce follow up survey report with analysis which allows to see comparable progress of the project compared to the baseline status on the project’s key indicators – as agreed with BRACED M&E Manager – including ICF KPI 4[4].

Note: The data collection and analysis of the HH survey should be disaggregated by sex, age group and township as possible and applicable.

III. Sampling to be used:

The proposed mid-line survey is expected to run as panel survey following same sampling strategy used in the Baseline Survey. Below tables provide an overview idea on sampling strategy and size used in baseline survey.

Township

Rural/ Urban

# of target villages/ wards

# of sample target villages/ wards

# of target hlds

Design Effect

sample Target villages/ wards HH total

sample target villages/ wards HH total(fpc adjusted)

sample target villages/ wards HH total with RR of 0.95

sample average no. of HH per target villages/ wards

(1)

(2)

(3)

(4)

(5)

(6)

(7)

(8)

(9)

(10)

Hpa An

Rural

10

5

1,024

1.2

115

104

109

22

Laputta

Rural

16

7

3,777

1.4

134

130

137

20

Meiktila

Rural

30

13

2,688

1.8

173

162

171

13

Kyaukphyu

Rural

30

13

7,757

1.8

173

169

178

14

Taungup

Rural

40

18

13,226

2.0

192

190

200

11

Kengtung

Rural

19

9

1,456

1.5

144

131

138

15

Dagon Seikan

Rural /Urban

5

2

4,109

1.2

115

112

118

59

Mawlamyine

Rural

5

2

5,340

1.2

115

113

119

59

Total

155

69

39,377

1162

1111

1169

PART II: Media Tracker Survey

I. Study background:

As part of the BRACED project in Myanmar, BBC Media Action has produced a number of radio and television public service announcements (PSAs) designed to increase understanding of climate risks and improve preparedness for such events. The content of the PSAs are based on information related to cyclones and floods. They feature contributors from selected rural areas in Myanmar demonstrating why and how they personally cope with weather difficulties and climate issues. Radio PSAs are around 90 seconds to two minutes long; television PSAs are around three to four minutes in duration.

The PSAs have been broadcast nationally on Myanmar Radio and MRTV and distributed to partners for community outreach across the BRACED target townships. The Tracker study will be used to measure the reach of the PSAs within BRACED target townships (excluding 155 BRACED villages where high intensity interventions have taken place).

II. Objectives:

The key objectives of the study are to answer the following research questions:

  1. What is the reach of the BBC Media Action PSAs and the audience profile of these groups (broken down by key demographics)?

  2. What percentage of those reached by BBC Media Action PSAs report improved understanding of resilience topics as a result of exposure?

  3. What percentage of those reached by BBC Media Action PSAs report that their resilience to shocks and/or stresses in their environment has improved?

III. Sampling:

The PSA Tracker study and midline survey will follow different sampling strategies. The PSA Tracker study will take representative sample villages and households from 8 BRACED targeted townships, excluding 155 BRACED villages where high intensity interventions are taking place. Sampling will be completed by clustering BRACED townships into ecological zones (Central Dry Zone, Coastal Zone and Hilly Areas). The sample size required will be around n=1,000 respondents.

Respondents will be:

· Adults (age 15+)

· Located in urban and rural areas across the target BRACED townships.

· Men and women (50:50 split; we expect the agency to detail in their proposal how they aim to ensure this split)

The sampling plan will be confirmed in consultation with BBC Media Action, the selected agency and the BRACED M&E team.

IV. Questionnaire:

The questionnaire will be designed by BBC Media Action and is expected to take no longer than 30 minutes. This questionnaire will mainly include closed questions, agreement statements and possibly a few open-ended questions, most with code lists.

A comprehensive pilot will need to be conducted to ensure respondents understanding key terms included in the survey like ‘resilience’.

The questionnaire will need to be translated into Burmese and other appropriate ethnic languages by the agency. It is very important that the translations are carried out by native speakers, ensuring that the translated questionnaires are both easy to comprehend for the respondents as well as consistent with the original English version, especially for the key concepts and scales used. BBC Media Action will thoroughly check the translated questionnaires using experienced translators.

Visual and/or audio stimuli will be used to facilitate respondents’ recall of the PSAs which BBC Media Actions produce or support. We invite suggestions in the research design on how best to use visual and/or audio tools to stimulate recall of the PSAs.

V. Description of the Key Tasks:

The assignment includes the following:

o Work with the BBC Media Action team in finalizing survey questionnaires and stimulus to be used in the study.

o Ensure quality translation of survey questionnaires into Burmese and ethnic translations (or completed with the support of a translator).

o Transcribe the questionnaires into Computer-assisted personal interviewing (CAPI)

o Develop a data collection and quality assurance training manual and interview protocol in English and translate them into Burmese.

o Recruit and train qualified survey team that can collect data from around 1,000 interviews across BRACED’s 8 target townships.

o Complete a pilot test of the survey questionnaires. Revise the survey questionnaires based on feedback from survey team.

o Complete the remaining interviews with high levels of support and quality assurance.

o Deliver clean raw SPSS data sets.

o Once BBC Media Action has completed necessary cleaning and weighting of the SPSS file, create data tables based on specifications outlined by BBC Media Action.

VI. Deliverables from BBC Media Action:**

o A questionnaire with interviewer instructions and showcards

o Guidance for the interviewers

o Agreement on the sampling approach

o Any audio and video stimuli to be used during the interviews

o A researcher from BBC Media Action to support enumerators training on the survey instrument

o Codebook for data entry in SPSS format

o Feedback on cleaning and data checking errors

o Guidelines for data analysis and reporting

o Field report template

VII. Deliverables from the agency:**

o A fieldwork, training and contingency plan (in case of disruption of fieldwork due to a changing security situation).

o A full pilot to test questionnaire and use of stimuli, as well as a short pilot report detailing feedback from the pilot

o A fully briefed and trained interview team consisting of female and male enumerators

o Final research instruments (questionnaires and prompt cards) translated into Burmese and any further relevant ethnic languages, back-translated into English once they have been finalised by BBC Media Action and based on pilot feedback

o Provisions for translators in the field to support implementation of the study.

o Fieldwork Plan

o Weekly fieldwork update reports over email and telephone

o First 100 cases in SPSS file for preliminary data quality check by BBC Media Action

o Cleaned dataset in SPSS format with clearly labelled variables and values

o A full run of tables for all variables against key column headers to be specified by BBC Media Action

o A detailed technical report outlining the methodology used as well as any changes to the approach between proposal stage and data delivery, as well as difficulties encountered during fieldwork and mitigation strategies used.

D. DELIVERABLES AND MILESTONES FOR PAYMENT

The follow up survey field works (including data collection) is expected to be conducted as follows.

Deliverables are expected in the following timeline.

SN

Deliverables for Part I Survey

Deliverables for Part II Survey

Timeline

% of payment

A.

Upon signing the contract

As soon as possible

20% of total Contract Amount

B

Submission and acceptation of inception report – describing clear methodology and action plan, and ensuring following documents/deliverables:

· Questionnaire finalized, translated and transcribed into CAPI

· Data collection training and quality assurance manual and interview protocols developed and translated into Burmese.

Submission and acceptation of inception report – describing clear methodology and action plan, and ensuring following documents/deliverables:

· Questionnaire finalized by BBC Media Action translated into local languages and transcribed into CAPI

· Data collection training and quality assurance manual and interview protocols developed and translated into Burmese.

Within 15 days of contract commencement

40 % of total Contract Amount

C.

Submission and acceptation of:

· Survey team recruited and trained with hands on training on CAPI based interview

· Survey questionnaires field tested and updated

· Survey rolled out

· Clean data sets produced

· Data analysed and tabulated following Baseline survey analysis and shared with BRACED M&E Manager and agreed

· Produced follow up survey report with analysis which allows to see progress of the project results compared to the baseline status on the project’s key indicators – as agreed with BRACED M&E Manager – including ICF KPI 4[5].

· Make presentation of headline findings with BRACED Team

Submission and acceptation of:

· Survey team recruited and trained with hands on training on CAPI based interview

· Survey questionnaires field tested and updated

· Survey rolled out

· Clean data sets produced

· Data analysed and tabulated

· Clean data sets along with syntax used in the study

· Final technical fieldwork report

Within 50 days of contract commencement

20 % of total Contract Amount

D.

Final report – satisfying the Specific Deliverables listed above in the TOR

· 3 hard copies of the report

· Electronic copy of the report in flash drive

· Clean data sets along with syntax used in the study

NA

Within 75 days of contract commencement

20% of total contract amount

E. SELECTION CRITERIA

Minimum eligibility criteria of Qualified survey firm:

Proofs of officially registered, timely renewed and operational in Myanmar

Directly implemented at least 3 similar (same scale/sample size) surveys in Myanmar in last 2 years. Any survey managed by international consulting from via outsourcing to the local firm will not be considered.

Fully equipped and experienced in conducting survey using CAPI with demonstrated proof of 3 HH survey conducted using CAPI in last 2 years.

Minimum Eligibility for Survey Team Leader:

  1. Master’s degree in statistics, economics or relevant field.
  2. Must have proven knowledge and 10 year professional experience in designing and implementing large scale HH Survey
  3. Served as team leader for similar survey in past, and performed high quality analysis and produced report in English.
  4. Strong command over statistical software (such as SAS, SPSS, STATA and/or R), statistical/economic modelling, data analysis and complex data interpretation skills

Note: Applicant firms are expected to include CVs of key personals to be engaged in the survey – clarifying their roles and responsibilities in the survey.

F. SUPERVISION AND SUPPORT

The selected survey company will work under overall guidance of the BRACED Alliance Coordinator and direct supervision of BRACED Alliance M&E Manager and BBC MA Research Manager. The survey company will work in collaboration with BRACED Alliance Partners and the BRACED Myanmar Alliance M&E Working Group and will receive guidance from the BRACED M&E Knowledge Manager, Engagement Leader and Plan UK.

M&E Manager, BRACED Alliance Myanmar will serve as a primary contact person for this study.

The BRACED Alliance Coordination Unit and BBC MA will provide reference materials and facilitate meetings and workshop logistics and arrangements, and technical inputs on drafts.

The survey company will be responsible for arrangement of all required travels and logistics.

[1] Myanmar’s National Adaptation Programme of Action (NAPA) to Climate Change (Government of Myanmar: 2012)

[2] Climate Change Adaptation in Myanmar (Department of Hydrology and Meteorology: 2012)

[3] Myanmar’s National Adaptation Programme of Action (NAPA) to Climate Change (Government of Myanmar: 2012)

[4] See BRACED Myanmar Alliance Project baseline study report about the composite index/KPI4, baseline value and calculation procedure.

[5] See BRACED Myanmar Alliance Project baseline study report about the composite index/KPI4, baseline value and calculation procedure.

How to apply:

Interested Survey Company should submit the following application documents:

a) Expression of interest addressing track record following selection criteria mentioned in section E of this TOR

b) Technical proposal for conducting both Part I and Part II survey as mentioned section C of this TOR

c) CVs of key professionals/specialists

d) An example of previous similar work.

e) Financial Proposal in separate closed envelop, which includes budget (separating core consultancy costs, daily rates of team members, travel and in-country data collection costs).

For technical queries and clarification related to this assignment please write to:** bhushan.shrestha@plan-international.org;

The proposals to be submitted either via email (Myanmar.CO@plan-international.org) or in hard copy at the Plan International Myanmar Office in below address by 2 November 2016, 5:30 PM Yangon Time.

Plan International Myanmar

No 7, Kanbawza Street, Bahan Township, Yangon, Myanmar

Tel: +95 09-259323690; 09-259323691; 09-259323692

Fax: +95 (1) 01-860-4734

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Nepal: Performance Evaluation Specialist

Organization: The Mitchell Group
Country: Nepal
Closing date: 15 Nov 2016

TMG is recruiting for a Performance Evaluation Specialist to participate in summative evaluation of a program in support of capacity building in Disaster Risk Reduction in Nepal.

Desired qualifications include:

  1. Knowledge of DRR principles and practices

  2. Knowledge of USAID evaluation policy and practice

  3. Recent experience designing and implementing performance evaluations.

  4. Experience in evaluating capacity building programs.

  5. Experience in design and implementation of complex evaluations with limited baseline data.

  6. Experience designing evaluation methods to answer complex evaluation questions regarding programs that have not previously been evaluated, that have closed and that do not have extensive performance monitoring data.

  7. Ability to design and implement rigorous quantitative evaluation methods, particularly those relevant for evaluation of capacity building programs.

  8. Ability to design and implement rigorous qualitative evaluation methods, particularly those relevant for evaluation of capacity building programs.

  9. At least 5 years of professional experience following graduation from master’s degree propgram in social sciences or other relevant field.

  10. Experience working in developing countries, preferably in South Asia.

How to apply:

Please contact Walidah Willoughby (walidahw@the-mitchellgroup.com) to forward an expression of interest, which should include:

· A one-page cover letter addressing desired qualifications.

· An updated CV, with at least 3 references.

· A writing sample in English, drawn from a recent evaluation on which the candidate has worked.

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Kenya: Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

Organization: Development Alternatives, Inc.
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 09 Nov 2016

DAI, a global development consulting firm, seeks applications from qualified candidates for the Kenya Integrated Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (KIWASH) project.

The Kenya Integrated Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (KIWASH) Project is a five-year, USAID-funded project to improve lives and health through the development and management of sustainable water, sanitation, and hygiene services in Kenya. Its purpose is to institutionalize catalytic models of sustainable service delivery for accelerated water and sanitation access in nine target counties and to improve complementary hygiene behaviors.

Summary of Primary Duties

The Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Specialist will assist the Senior M&E Manager to design and manage systems for data collection, monitoring and evaluation, and knowledge management. S/he will also assist the Senior M&E Manager to ensure that the KIWASH project team generates data and learns from project activities on an ongoing basis to identify the highest return opportunities; ensure effective knowledge management; inform the project’s adaptive management approach; and improve program accountability and effectiveness.

Essential Duties

S/He will assist the Senior M&E Manager to undertake the following tasks:

· S/he will support the Senior M&E Manager to Develop and roll-out the KIWASH knowledge management strategy, including development and dissemination of materials;

· Assist in the development of the KIWASH Activity Monitoring and Evaluation Plan (AMEP) and M&E system;

· Ensure high data quality through regular quality control reviews;

· Establish strategies to streamline the M&E process and increase efficiency in gathering and using performance information; and help implement the same;

·Support technical teams to develop activity indicators and targets and gather quantitative and qualitative data related to those indicators and targets;

·Work with technical teams to develop appropriate M&E plans for each activity during implementation;

· Conduct participatory M&E of field activities to measure quantitative as well as qualitative impacts;

· Provide input into the design, implementation and dissemination of evaluations, special studies and assessments;

· Support the program units with data analysis, reporting and presentation for the quarterly and annual reports;

· Conduct M&E training to partner institutions such as subcontractor partners, government institutions, WSPs, etc.

· Any other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Qualifications

· Master’s degree in Statistics, Economics, Social Science or any relevant discipline;

  • Prior Work Experience: Minimum of five years of progressively responsible professional experience in a performance monitoring and/or evaluation role with an international development organization especially in the design and/or management of USAID or donor-funded programs.

· Demonstrated experience participating in baseline assessments, specialized studies, and impact evaluations for complex development programs.

· Familiarity with developing M&E indicators and plans.

· Strong written and verbal English communication skills.

Skills and Abilities

• Excellent analytical skills and the ability to summarize information in a clear and concise manner;

• Excellent research and data collection methodology skills;

• Ability to create organizational work plans;

• Skills in supporting staff with a variety of levels of knowledge and capabilities;

• Training skills to build the capacity of partner institutions such as subcontractor partners, government institutions, WSPs, etc.

• Ability to work independently to efficiently meet deadlines;

• Strong interpersonal skills;

• Oral and written communication skills to effectively communicate with KIWASH staff, county government officials and the local communities;

• Excellent computer skills, including word processing, spreadsheet programs and data base management such as SPSS and Excel ;

Base of Operations

· Nairobi, Kenya with frequent travel to the other KIWASH project sites as needed.

Reporting

· The M&E Specialist will report to the M&E Manager.

How to apply:

Interested applicants should apply via the link https://kiwashproject.formstack.com/forms/m_e_specialist__nairobi

Only candidates who send their information by applying through the link and by the deadline will be eligible.The position is open to Kenyan Nationals only.**

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

DAI provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

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Kenya: Monitoring and Evaluation Manager

Organization: Development Alternatives, Inc.
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 09 Nov 2016

DAI, a global development consulting firm, seeks applications from qualified candidates for the position of M&E Manager for the Kenya Integrated Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (KIWASH) project.

The Kenya Integrated Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (KIWASH) Project is a five-year, USAID-funded project to improve lives and health through the development and management of sustainable water, sanitation, and hygiene services in Kenya. Its purpose is to institutionalize catalytic models of sustainable service delivery for accelerated water and sanitation access in nine target counties and to improve complementary hygiene behaviors.

Summary of Primary Duties

The M&E Manager will design and manage systems for data collection, monitoring and evaluation, and knowledge management. S/he will ensure that the project team generates data and learns from project activities on an ongoing basis to identify the highest return opportunities, ensure effective knowledge management, inform the project’s adaptive management approach, and improve program accountability and effectiveness.

Essential Duties

· Develop and roll-out the KIWASH knowledge management strategy, including development and dissemination of materials;

· Oversee development of the KIWASH Performance Management Plan (PMP) and M&E system.

· Ensure data quality through regular quality control reviews;

· Design and lead rigorous baseline, specialized assessments of technical activities to determine efficacy of proposed interventions and measure KIWASH impact;

· Provide day-to-day oversight to the M&E team;

· Seek ways to streamline the process and increase efficiency in gathering and using performance information.

·Support M&E and technical teams to develop activity indicators and targets and gather quantitative and qualitative data related to those indicators and targets;

·Work with technical teams to develop appropriate M&E plans for each activity during implementation.

· Conduct participatory M&E of technical field activities to measure quantitative as well as qualitative impact;

· Lead M&E and performance management reporting.

Supervisory Responsibilities

· The M&E Manager will supervise the M&E Specialists.

Qualifications

· Master’s degree in statistics, development field, social science, economics, or relevant discipline.

· Prior Work Experience: Minimum of eight (8)years of progressively responsible professional experience in a performance monitoring and/or evaluation role with an international development organization especially in the design and/or management of USAID or donor-funded programs;

· Demonstrated experience participating in baseline assessments, specialized studies, and impact evaluations for complex development programs;

· Familiarity with developing M&E indicators and plans;

· Strong written and verbal English communication skills.

Skills and Abilities:

· Excellent analytical skills and the ability to summarize information in a clear and concise manner

· Excellent research and data collection methodology skills

· Ability to create organizational work plans

· Skills in supporting staff with a variety of levels of knowledge and capabilities

· Ability to work independently to efficiently meet deadlines

· Strong interpersonal skills

· Oral and written communication skills to effectively communicate with KIWASH staff, county government officials and the local communities.

· Excellent computer skills, including word processing, spreadsheet programs and data base management

Base of Operations

· Nairobi, Kenya with frequent to Kisumu and project sites as needed.

Reporting

· The M&E Manager will report to the Chief of Party.

How to apply:

Interested applicants should apply via the link, https://kiwashproject.formstack.com/forms/m_e_manager

Only candidates who send their information by applying through the link and by the deadline will be eligible. Copy the link and paste it on the browser to submit your application.This position is open to Kenyan Nationals only.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

DAI provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics

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Madagascar: ECHO Project – Final Evaluation and Project Design Madagascar

Organization: Danish Red Cross
Country: Madagascar
Closing date: 04 Nov 2016

fTerms of Reference

  • Evaluator – ECHO Project – Final Evaluation and Project Design Madagascar

“Limitons ensemble l’expansion de l’épidémie de Peste à Madagascar”

Danish Red Cross (DRC)/Malagasy Red Cross (MRCS)

TITLE: Evaluator LOCATION: Madagascar DURATION OF THE MISSION: 22 days DATE OF THE MISSION: November/December 2016, ideally from 16/11/2016 to 28/11/2016 on the field and at latest the 19/12/2016 to submit the final version of the final evaluation document.

  1. Background

In Partnership with Madagascar Red Cross Society (MRCS), Danish Red Cross (DRC) has successfully obtained funding from ECHO to contribute to limit the expansion of Plague in Madagascar.

Madagascar is the country most affected by Plague in the world. This disease which is both endemic and epidemic in the island affects hundreds of people every year. For the past three years, an alarming increase of the epidemic reach has been observed. Underlying issues such as political instability, poverty, limited access to basic sanitation, precarious hygiene conditions, a failing health system, and the recurrent exposure to natural catastrophes, significantly increase the population’s vulnerability towards Plague and exceeds the country’s capacity to provide an adequate response.

This intervention seeks to reduce morbidity and mortality rates linked to Plague in the implementation areas. The increase of knowledge related to the disease will allow the target population to better identify suspected symptoms and timely seek for help. Acquisition of good hygiene, sanitation and vector control practices will allow affected communities to have a direct impact in their close environment and reduce the risks linked to vectors proliferation. A community-based epidemiologic surveillance and early warning systems will also contribute to improve the response to the epidemic through the prompt detection and referral of suspect cases and by facilitating the link between the community and the health services.

This project focuses its activities in four of the most affected regions by Plague in Madagascar: Analamanga, Bongolava, Itasy and Alaotra Mangoro. It is expected that the project reaches 6693 beneficiaries.

The effectiveness and sustainability of this action relies on the close collaboration of the different stakeholders implicated in fighting against Plague at local and national levels and on the beneficiaries’ active participation throughout the implementation of this project.

  1. The consultancy

2.1 Overall Objectives This consultancy will consist in two interdependent objectives:

-Objective 1: to carry out the ECHO Plague project Final Assessment and more specifically to assess the impact of the following objective: how has this project contributed to reduce Plague Outbreak in Madagascar? -Objective 2: to identify learnings and formulate recommendations that could be integrated in the project in order to improve its implementation and efficacy – if a second phase of the current project was to take place in 2017-.

2.2 Purpose of the Evaluation -A: to assess the suitability of the operation with regards to the needs identified at the programme inception; -B: to assess the degree to which the objective has been achieved; -C: to analyse the impact of the operation and specific activities undertaken in the event of the current Plague Outbreak, on the beneficiaries and on the national society; -D: to assess the coordination of the project with the national authorities, local and international organisations and all relevant actors; -E: to assess the relevance of the Community Based Surveillance system established focusing in the following topics: • Is the planning for the implementation of CBS adequate? • Involvement and information of the community – is the current approach appropriate? • Is the CBS volunteer training sufficient – are the volunteers well prepared for conducting
CBS? • How is the cooperation with the Ministry of Health at regional level? • How is the literacy level, age and geographical distance affecting the understanding of CBS? • Is CBS needed in urban areas in Madagascar?

2.3 Specific Evaluation Objectives

-Brief description of the operation to be evaluated and its context: political, socio-economic situation, Plague outbreak preparedness needs, local capacities (both of the local population and of the local authorities) available to respond to local needs in case of Plague outbreak; -Analysis of the relevance of the objectives, of the suitability of the aid provided in the context of local practices, of the choice of beneficiaries, and of the strategy, in relation to local needs; -Examination of the coordination and coherence of the actions carried out with local authorities, local and international organisations; -Analysis of the effectiveness of the operation in quantitative and qualitative terms; -Analysis of the efficiency of the operation. The analysis should cover:

  • planning of activities
  • implication of beneficiaries in the implementation, relevance of the community based and participatory approach ;
  • elements such as : logistics, selection of recipients, maintenance of accounts;
  • quality and quantity of merchandise and services

-Analysis of the impact of the project. Indicative list below:

  • Contribution to the reduction of vulnerability;
  • Effect on the environment of the local population;
  • Effect on local capacity-building;
  • Evaluate the inhabitant’s knowledges of Plague risk faced by the communities.

-Analysis of the visibility of the donor -Analysis of the integration within the project implementation of gender issues/markers, resilience markers and communities’ cultural beliefs and perceptions surrounding Plague. -Analysis of how beneficiaries had been reached with a special focus on two targeted groups as Children and Female -Analysis of the viability of the operation -Drawing-up of operational recommendations/“lessons learned” on the project implementation/define new phase programme components for second phase.

2.4. Timeframe. The evaluation will last 22 days, ending no later than 19/12/2016.

2.5. Work plan and methodology.

The evaluation will be carried out in 3 phases. A/ Briefing: The briefing will last 1 day (16/11/2016) and will be organised as follows:

-A briefing will be held at Malagasy Red Cross HQ in Madagascar (1 day).

Remark: the information and documents necessary for the mission will be provided before the briefing. Thus, the consultant should schedule 2 days to analyse the documents relative to the program (narrative and financial proposal, logical framework, work plan, intermediary reports, as well as other documents relative to the implementation of the program) before starting the mission. The evaluation tools should be also prepared before the beginning of the field mission as well as the draft of the action plan for the field visit.

Briefing in Madagascar: -Discussions with the DRC Country Coordinator in Madagascar, with the Plague project DRC delegate and with the project team; -Discussions with the Secretary General of the MRCS and its colleagues and especially the Head of the health department; -Update of evaluation tools and the action plan of the field visit.

B/ Mission in the field: The mission will last 10 days (from 17/11/2016 to 28/11/2016).

-Collection of all required information: Primary data collection:

  • Interviews with the key actors of the project (technical and administrative team) and other institutional actors.
  • Interviews with direct project beneficiaries and use of participatory tools (maps, diagrams, matrices, etc.).
  • Group interviews with the technical team of the project and use of participatory appraisal techniques.
  • Direct observation, visit of different sites and different communities and participation to activities of the project.
  • Analysis of CBS system/data gathered.

Secondary data:

  • Review of documents of the DRC/MRCS Red Cross
  • Review of documents of other institutions working in the same field

-Preliminary analysis of the data collected

-A debriefing at the Malagasy Red Cross HQ in Madagascar for 1 day (28/11/2016): preliminary presentation of the results of the evaluation to the team of the project and to the key partners.

C/ Report submission and discussion – 9 days form (05/11/2016 to 19/12/2016). -The report will be drafted either in English. -The draft report will be submitted to the DRC’s Country Coordinator and Headquarters at the latest 1 week after the end of the field evaluation (05/12/2016).

  • A skype debriefing will be organised with Headquarters in Copenhagen upon reception of this first version (06/11/2016). Subsequently written comments will be sent by the DRC to the consultant to clarify misunderstandings and inaccuracies (12/11/2016). -Once the necessary amendments to the draft report have been incorporated, the revised text will be resubmitted to the DRC. -The consultant will have 7 days maximum to submit a final report with annexes in a word format (19/12/2016).

2.6. Evaluation report The report should have the following format: -Cover page: Report title Country, organization, sector of intervention, global funding amount, name of the donor(s) *Dates of the evaluation

  • Name of the consultant(s) *Indication that the report has been produced at the request of the Danish Red Cross, financed by the DRC.

-Table of contents -Executive summary Two to three pages maximum, summarizing the key points of the evaluation: Purpose and methodology (5 lines) Main conclusions (+/- 20 lines) Recommendations (+/- 20 lines) Lessons learned (+/- 10 lines) -Main report (about 15-20 pages): the main body of the report should start with the method used and should be structured in accordance with the specific objectives formulated under point mentioned above. -Annexes: Terms of reference Lists of people met and sites visited (with map) List of abbreviations Pictures *Information collection and analysis tools

2.7. New phase programme report. In two to three pages maximum, new points of intervention should be summarized and justified.

2.8. Consultant profile This evaluation should be carried out by a consultant with: -Academic background in medical or public health -Experience in the field of health project management -Experience in project evaluation and writing -Experience in community health and Community Based Surveillance -Experience in ECHO funding -Experience in epidemic control and outbreak management -Good knowledge of Madagascar context will be an asset. -Knowledge of English and French is a prerequisite

The consultant will be responsible of the coherence of the report, both in terms of content and presentation.

2.9. Resources -Human resources: the consultant will be welcomed and accompanied by the DRC/MRCS project team who will also facilitate logistic and setting up of interviews etc. -Material resources: the DRC delegation will make available means of transportation, of communication and of work required for the proper conduct of the evaluation.

2.10. Expression of interest If you are interested in carrying out this evaluation, please send a Curriculum Vitae and a tender including the following elements: • Evaluation Proposal (4 pages maximum) including the methodology proposed to comply with the requirements of the evaluation • Field of expertise: Community Health • Full budget presenting the costs for the evaluation: consultant allowance, transport and communications costs • Date of availability of the consultant and a time frame of the evaluation.

The tender should be sent to gubou@rodekors.dk by email on 04/11/2016 midnight Madagascar time, at the latest. If you need more information about the project to evaluate, in order to carry out your tender please contact the email address provided.

How to apply:

The tender should be sent to gubou@rodekors.dk by email on 04/11/2016 midnight Madagascar time, at the latest.

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occupied Palestinian territory: Monitoring and Evaluation Manager – Gaza

Organization: International Medical Corps
Country: occupied Palestinian territory
Closing date: 12 Nov 2016

Monitoring and Evaluation Manager, Palestinian Territories

BACKGROUND

International Medical Corps, a global humanitarian nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs, seeks candidates for the position of Monitoring and Evaluation Manager for our Programs in Palestinian Territories.

Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization. Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in underserved communities worldwide. By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at highest risk, and with the flexibility to respond rapidly to emergency situations, International Medical Corps rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance.

JOB SUMMARY

International Medical Corps and its partners (the Consortium) are implementing the USAID-funded Gaza 20/20 Health Matters project (“Project”) from Jan 12, 2016 – Jan 11, 2021. The goal of this Project is to support improved emergency preparedness and response, improved continuity of care from community to health facilities, and increased availability and quality of secondary health care services. With a mix of capacity-building and strategic inputs, the Consortium aims to have a lasting impact on the health and well-being of the Palestinian people.
The Manager, working as a part of International Medical Corps’ and Consortium team, will provide leadership and technical oversight for performance of the Project including: results measurement and evaluation, and advancing evidence-based practice that will contribute to program quality improvement. S/he will work with the Project Consortium to develop M&E approaches and tools, ensuring the highest quality standards are established and adhered to throughout the Project cycle. This position is pivotal to leading the Project team in managing information/data and leading on evidence-based practices through improved knowledge capture and dissemination of lessons learned.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

• In coordination with the Program Team, project staff and M&E Focal Points with partners in the Consortium, design the Project’s M&E framework, procedures and operating plans according to USAID’s Performance Management Plan (PMP) format;
• Implement effective M&E systems and procedures to ensure project quality assurance and consistency across the Mission, and in line with USAID Gaza/West Bank quality assurance measures;
• Design, implement, improve and maintain workable and comprehensive M&E tools for the monitoring of core IMC program activities within the program;
• Oversee the systematic and continuous data collection and analysis on the progress of activities over time and monitor results in terms of timeliness, quality, accuracy in line with the logical framework approaches, best practice and project documents;
• Provide technical support to other M&E staff at International Medical Corps and Project Consortium partners in planning and monitoring of ongoing projects as well as the development of systematic regular and structured M&E exercises such as evaluations, reviews, lessons learnt workshops;
• Compile various periodic internal reports for smooth and timely implementation and accomplishment of planned project activities;
• Develop and manage the M&E Information System with the M&E Focal Points on the Project (from all Consortium partners) and be responsible for generating periodic reports for all areas as per the IMC Headquarters and USAID requirements, including quarterly and annual reports;
• Lead efforts to ensure data use for decision-making within the Consortium
• Build the capacity of staff through training and support for effective implementation of the M&E systems, including for information gathering, periodic reflection and analysis of program monitoring data follow up and post implementation monitoring within the Mission;
• Develop work plans to mentor and coach staff to build their capacity;
• Collaborate with the Project’s information, communications and telecommunications (ICT) Focal Points to monitor the technology system including updating, trouble shooting and promptly addressing all problems as they arise;
• Implement and train on program monitoring tools (e.g. PMP, indicator tracking tables, etc.);
• Test and implement flexible reporting structures and data collection mechanisms;
• Coordinate and lead rapid and more comprehensive assessments, including but not limited to annual Project performance reviews, with prompt analysis and dissemination among stakeholders;
• Coordinate sector areas within IMC and with the Consortium and with hired consultants, to support integrated, comprehensive program evaluations and learning reviews where appropriate;
• Establish and maintain feedback mechanisms for M&E results with all stakeholders to identify and share lessons learned and encourage data for decision making at all levels;
• Develop knowledge management and learning plan as part of the PMP, and lead on the development of case studies and other learning products

Other

• Engage with relevant networks and technical working groups to represent and share results and best practices on program learning in collaboration with the Consortium, promoting a positive image;
• Coordinate inputs from Program M&E Focal Points in collaboration with International Medical Corps HQ Communication department for quantitative and qualitative updates for website and other International Medical Corps publications.
• Actively promote accountability standards within International Medical Corps and amongst beneficiaries served by International Medical Corps;
• Create and sustain a work environment of mutual respect where team members strive to achieve excellence;
• Perform other duties as assigned. The duties and responsibilities listed above are representative of the nature and levels of work assigned and are not necessarily all-inclusive.

“Other duties as assigned. The duties and responsibilities listed are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all inclusive.”

QUALIFICATIONS

“To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function with or without reasonable accommodation.”

• Masters level or higher degree in social science, statistics, international development; experience or background in epidemiology, public health, health information management, biostatistics or a related discipline is preferred;
• At least seven years of applied experience with a humanitarian organization designing, implementing and overseeing monitoring and evaluation tasks;
• Demonstrated experience managing teams and building staff capacity within complex programming;
• Demonstrated experience designing logical frameworks and results based frameworks and associated performance monitoring and evaluation plans;
• Experience with M&E approaches for USAID
• Extensive experience in quantitative and qualitative data collection including survey design, implementation and analysis; experience with various survey and rapid assessment approaches;
• Experience in database design and other tools for information management;
• Competent in MS Excel, word processing, Power Point and experience using statistical software EPI-Info, SPSS and STATA are a plus;
• Fluency in written and spoken English and Arabic is essential.

“International Medical Corps is proud to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status as a veteran.”

How to apply:

http://careers.internationalmedicalcorps.org/careers.aspx?adata=EFU5cBt4wxakX2n%2b1EQydSvnYnG%2bFZo8vfiqtktpdKTbDr8P2lf0wNVKXStXOrJTOiT2x9G%2f64%2bCeagb9HqQ6vOnfxCHxqkR%2bdVOVXZgMnEhJuWHalniWzuXWW4i6AfFy7zFjFliF%2bHKXLY%2f608Aggb%2b0jsajthPALmk6yzxElM4IOaDZ%2bkjc5YEHdnmNPAjrg%3d%3d

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Libya: Monitoring and Evaluation Consultant – Gatrun – Libya

Organization: CTG Global
Country: Libya
Closing date: 04 Nov 2016

Vacancy reference no.:

VAC-0310

Position:

Monitoring and Evaluation Consultant

Place of performance:

Sabha, Qatroun, Libya

Contract duration:

up to 2 months

Starting date:

9-Nov-2016

OVERVIEW OF CTG GLOBAL

CTG support and manage humanitarian projects in fragile and conflict-affected countries around the world. With past performance in 15 countries – from the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia and Central and South America – we offer a holistic fabric of project management, implementation and support. Skilled in emergency response to crises such as the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, we have the ability to act quickly (crisis response teams can be on the ground in 24 hours) and to establish structured operations in high-risk environments. CTG recruit and manage qualified, skilled teams with extensive experience operating in challenging conditions.

OVERVIEW OF THE POSITION

IOM’s Community Stabilization program intends to promote community collaboration, increase self-reliance, and foster social cohesion in southern Libya. To do so, the program brings community members together to implement activities that bring mutual benefit and enhance peaceful coexistence. The program has several components supporting a wide range of small-scale interventions, including rehabilitation of basic infrastructure, basic service restoration, support to livelihood development and income generation, civil society capacity building, civil society activities, socio-cultural activities, peace building activities, and support to local governance structures. All activities under this programming is implemented through in-kind support and extensive community engagement. IOM Libya’s Community Stabilization program is currently managed from Tunis, with field teams based in southern Libya to support field operations and implementation. This consultancy would include both desk review and planning in Tunis with program management, as well as field research in southern Libya.

GENERAL FUNCTIONS

Role objective:

Develop a Monitoring and Evaluation framework for the Community Stabilization projects in coordination with program management, ensuring that compliance with donor agreements and program requirements;

 Guide the process of identifying key performance questions, indicators and parameters for monitoring of program performance and achievements, and for preparing evaluations;

 Develop tools and design activities that collect data and information and produce analysis to shape programmatic strategy and/or inform M&E;

 Collect, review and analyze monitoring data to monitor progress and identify the causes of potential bottlenecks in project implementation and identify corrective measures where necessary;

 Prepare reporting for inclusion in donor reports.

Expected output:

Work plan for implementation of the consultancy and schedule for deliverables;

 M&E Framework for CS program, including key outcomes and indicators;

 Monitoring Plan for each project, including relevant data collection tools/instruments/interview protocols;

 Field research in Sabha and Qatroun – all original notes/data/questionnaires;

 Monitoring report based on desk review and field data collection.

Project reporting:

Prepare reporting for inclusion in donor reports.

Team management:

none

ESSENTIAL EXPERIENCE

Education:

§ Master’s degree in Political or social science.

Work experience:

§ Minimum of 10 years of demonstrable relevant Social Development experience and/or minimum of 10 years of demonstrable relevant Political Reform experience.

Geographical experience:

§ Minimum of 10 years of experience in Africa with local experience in Sabha, Qatroun is an advantage.

Languages:

§ Fluency in Arabic and English are essential.

Key competencies:

Substantial experience in the design and implementation of monitoring and evaluation plans, preferably with experience in the field of research, monitoring and/or evaluation;

 Demonstrated experience with M&E methods and approaches, planning and implementation of M&E systems, information/data analysis and report writing;

Other relevant information:

In order to apply for this position please note the following documents will need to be uploaded and included in your CV upload and application:

– Expression of Interest including description of Technical Expertise

– Proposed methodology and key questions for developing a monitoring framework

– Work plan for fulfilling the above requirements within timeframe

– Budget to conduct consultancy and produce deliverables

– Statement of availability

How to apply:

Interested candidates should create a profile and apply on CTG Global careers website https://recruitmentctg.force.com/xcdrecruit__Site_ExternalPositionDetails?id=a1124000000vuD5. Please refer to the vacancy number: VAC-0310. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

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United States of America: Senior Analyst – Workforce Development, Georgia Skills and Workforce Development Evaluation

Organization: Dexis Consulting Group
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 08 Nov 2016

Dexis is seeking an experienced Senior Analyst/Evaluator to provide technical evaluation services to MCC/Georgia for an evaluation of the Skills and Workforce Development program. This position is contingent upon award. The candidate will be responsible for results that include: overall project vision, technical leadership, and management.

Responsibilities:

● Assist in developing a rigorous evaluation design & materials

● Ensure appropriate review of evaluation materials and research protocols

● Assist in the supervision of data collection including data cleaning, analysis, and interpretation of results.

● Complete timely reports, evaluations, analyses, assessments, and deliverables that meet MCC quality control/assurance standards

Qualifications:

● PhD in relevant field (sociology or other social science, economics, public policy, statistics, etc.)

● Minimum of 5 years’ experience conducting research on workforce development or labor economics

● Proficiency in advanced econometric techniques, and demonstrated experience working with longitudinal data

● Experience working in post-Soviet countries preferred

● Experience designing and implementing mixed methods research preferred

● Publications in peer reviewed journals for past evaluations strongly preferred

● Have excellent writing and organization skills and a demonstrated ability to deliver a high-quality written product.

Only successful candidates will be contacted.

Winner of the 2014 Small Business of the Year at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and working in nearly 90 countries in FY 2015 for USAID and the Department of State, Dexis supports US federal agencies in the areas of program monitoring and evaluation, program learning, and program support. We are not only one of the fastest growing firms in international development, we are rated among the highest among our peers on employee-reviewed sites. Dexis is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental handicap, or status as a disabled or Vietnam Era veteran of the US Armed Forces.

How to apply:

Please apply here – http://chc.tbe.taleo.net/chc01/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=DEXISCONSULTINGGROUP&cws=1&rid=992

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United States of America: Senior Analyst – Qualitative Methods, Workforce Development Evaluation

Organization: Dexis Consulting Group
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 08 Nov 2016

Dexis is seeking an experienced qualitative evaluation specialist to provide technical evaluation services for an evaluation of the Skills and Workforce Development program in Georgia funded by the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC). The senior analyst will use qualitative methods to assess the needs and experiences of graduates of the Technical and Vocational Education and Training. This position is contingent upon award. The position is expected to start in January 2017 and continue for four years.

Responsibilities:

● Lead the design of qualitative research of the workforce development program

● Ensure appropriate review of evaluation materials and research protocols

● Assist in the supervision of data collection including data cleaning, analysis, and interpretation of results.

● Complete timely reports, evaluations, analyses, assessments, and deliverables that meet MCC quality control/assurance standards

● Support other evaluations for USAID and State Department as needed

Qualifications:

● PhD in relevant field (sociology or other social science, economics, public policy, statistics, etc.)

● Minimum of 5 years’ experience conducting research in education or workforce development, with specific experience related vocational training and working with employment data

● Proficiency in advanced qualitative sampling, data collection, and analysis

● Experience working in post-Soviet countries preferred

● Demonstrated experience designing and implementing qualitative studies or ethnographies

● Advanced proficiency with qualitative software such as Nvivo or Atlas.ti

● Publications in peer reviewed journals for past research

● Have excellent writing and organization skills and a demonstrated ability to deliver a high-quality written product.

Only successful candidates will be contacted.

Winner of the 2014 Small Business of the Year at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and working in nearly 90 countries in FY 2015 for USAID and the Department of State, Dexis supports US federal agencies in the areas of program monitoring and evaluation, program learning, and program support. We are not only one of the fastest growing firms in international development, we are rated among the highest among our peers on employee-reviewed sites.

Dexis is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental handicap, or status as a disabled or Vietnam Era veteran of the US Armed Forces.

How to apply:

Please apply here – http://chc.tbe.taleo.net/chc01/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=DEXISCONSULTINGGROUP&cws=1&rid=991

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Lebanon: Monitoring & Evaluation Manager

Organization: Pursue
Country: Lebanon
Closing date: 08 Nov 2016

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

Pursue, a member of the ARK Group, is a Lebanon-based development consultancy committed to empowering local communities and beneficiaries in conflict, post-conflict, and fragile areas through the provision of evidence-based programmatic interventions, policy recommendations and training services.

Pursue’s approach relies on combining mixed-methods research with strong, consistent engagement with local communities and stakeholders to bridge the gap between the aspirations of local communities and the priorities of governmental and multilateral actors, thus informing the design and implementation of relevant programming. Utilising innovative quantitative and qualitative social science methodologies to generate data, we analyse and synthesise results, brief clients and beneficiaries, deliver interventions and measure impact.

Pursue will be delivering on behalf of DFID a multi-year programme in Lebanon in support of Palestinian youth. This programme will improve their social and economic participation, as well as enhance the youth role in governance whilst reducing the likelihood of young Palestinians resorting to negative coping strategies. Whilst this position is subject to funding, Pursue is currently delivering this programme, which has been underway for a number of years.

The highly innovative, Palestinian-designed programme has delivered demonstrable impact within the camps and contributed to both Palestinian welfare and the stability of Lebanon.

Main Responsibilities:

· Lead Lebanon Country Team and in particular DFID implementation team in the development and implementation of innovative monitoring and evaluation of ARK/Pursue work

· Develop M&E plans and tools, implement, and train others in their use.

· Assure high quality and reliable data collection.

· Participate in and provide support to project design activities including the development of project theories of change and strategic frameworks (Results Frameworks, Log Frames).

· Help determine performance and impact indicators and targets.

· As a senior member of team, monitor project activities, outputs and progress towards anticipated results and regularly brief Country Manager and Project Managers, including identification of areas where work is under performing.

· Work with data platforms, databases and select technologies to capture and organize data.

· Determine data analysis procedures and use of quantitative or qualitative analysis tools.

· Develop, in coordination with other team members monthly, quarterly or annual reports depending on project requirements.

· Disseminate evaluation findings and project results to donors and other stakeholders as agreed with Pursue and ARK management.

· Conduct program analysis or special studies as requested.

· Contribute to institutional learning processes.

Requirements:

· Five years progressively responsible M&E experience in a development/stabilisation setting.

· Proven successful performance in complex/conflict settings.

· Demonstrated experience managing/developing M&E systems for major donors.

· Advanced degree in relevant field.

· Demonstrated knowledge of research methods and proven analytical skills.

· Strong commitment to values of data-based decision making, transparency, methodological rigor and programme learning.

· Excellent English language skills. Arabic language is a plus.

How to apply:

Please send your CV by email to larachidiac@pursuelb.com quoting ‘M&E Manager’ in the subject line no later than November 8, 2016. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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Democratic Republic of the Congo: Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Manager, Goma, DRC

Organization: Mercy Corps
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
Closing date: 23 Nov 2016

GENERAL POSITION SUMMARY:
Mercy Corps has been operating in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) since August 2007, with a staff of around 200 people working in North and South Kivu. Mercy Corps’ national office is in Goma with sub-field offices in Mweso (North Kivu) and Bukavu (South Kivu). Current Mercy Corps activities focus on the provision of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) services in camps of internally displaced people, but also large-scale WASH infrastructure and service delivery development in urban centers. Mercy Corps also has Food Security, Economic Recovery/Development and Governance programs, with an increasing shift towards transitional and integrated development programming. The DRC team has a strong commitment to providing entrepreneurial and innovative solutions to development challenges, and is actively seeking and facilitating market-based solutions.

The country-level Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Manager is a key position for Mercy Corps DRC, responsible for providing oversight of country and program level MEL staff, ensuring the quality of the portfolio’s monitoring and evaluation, information management, and geographic information systems (GIS). The MEL Manager’s role is to oversee and ensure coordination of these technical areas across the M&E staff and programs. The MEL Manager is also responsible for the capacity building and mentoring strategy for Mercy Corps DRC staff on themes related to monitoring, evaluation and learning. He/she will support efforts to manage and sharing information and learnings across programming, ensuring that information collected is reflected upon, used in ongoing programs and incorporated into future program design.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

Strategic Leadership

  • Provides leadership to offices and programs in all aspects of M&E and information management.
  • Ensures programs use the necessary MEL systems and tools to inform and improve each individual program, as well as feed into the broader country-level M&E system and country strategy.
  • As a strategic leader, actively participate in management meetings and country-wide strategy sessions.
  • Assist in the recruitment of skilled M&E program staff and organize the program teams to perform M&E activities.
  • Active contributor and collaborator with regional/global counterparts to promote the use of M&E and ICT best practices.

Design

  • Advise logical framework and M&E plan development for proposal development, and work with proposal writing teams to ensure that new program logic aligns with the country strategy as well as the global Mercy Corps M&E guidelines, including the Design for Impact Guide.
  • Oversee the conduct of assessments in support of the design of new projects/programmes.
  • Provide leadership in designing individual program-level logical frameworks and M&E systems that inform and improve each program, as well as provide feedback into the country-level log frame and strategy to ensure adherence to Mercy Corps’ standards, including the use of standardized indicators and documentation methodologies.

MEL System Development

  • Lead the set-up/implementation of a holistic MEL system that uses open source software and flexible cloud solutions to more accurately collect, monitor, verify and document program activities.
  • Collaborate closely with Program Directors/Managers and M&E staff in developing and establishing M&E systems that serve the needs of the Mercy Corps DRC portfolio of programming
  • Lead on the development and/or roll-out of mobile data collection and data management tools, including TOLA.
  • Identify and address shortfalls in monitoring, evaluation and information management that impact quality and affect program implementation.
  • Support the development of M&E Plans, M&E tools, survey design, methodology, data analysis, and other services as may be required for program monitoring and evaluation.
  • Ensure that monitoring systems meet the requirements of the donor and that performance results can be used for continuous improvement.
  • Coordinate with Mercy Corps’ HQ-based Technical Support Unit (TSU) to guide process of ex-ante, ex-post and midterm evaluation, from the design, implementation and documentation phases.
  • Coordinate internal and external reviews and support/lead the analysis of findings, with a strong emphasis on learning.
  • Identify, elaborate plans for, and lead opportunities for research initiatives and impact evaluations.

Management and Technical Oversight

  • Manage country and program-level M&E staff to ensure that appropriate and timely technical support in monitoring, evaluation, program design, learning, accountability, quality assurance, and information management is given to the program teams.
  • Serve as a resource for program staff, advising them on activity design, gathering of baseline data, evidence-based programming, developing and implementing M&E plans, and impact assessment.
  • Develops high-impact data visualization applications to facilitate analysis and organizational learning.
  • Coordinates high-level reporting on country-level indicators such as beneficiary numbers, design for impact indicators, cluster data and other information as needed.

Team Capacity Building

  • Develops and oversees implementation of the M&E staff and partner capacity building strategy that promotes a culture of learning through systematic analysis and reflection of program data.
  • Provides training and mentoring in the development of M&E plans, M&E tools as well as survey design, methodology, data collection and analysis and other skills as required for assessing the impact of programs.
  • Work closely with Program Managers and Human Resources to ensure that M&E and ICT skills are incorporated in program position descriptions.
  • Contributes to the knowledge management repository with best practices in M&E and ICT and ensure that it is accessible to all staff and partners.

Quality

  • Work closely and coordinate with Mercy Corps DRC’s community accountability and reporting mechanism.
  • Conduct quality checks and field visits to program activities, providing feedback and recommendations to relevant parties.
  • Ensure global standards for quality program monitoring and evaluation are followed and adopted by program teams.

Representation

  • Represent Mercy Corps DRC in meetings and discussions on M&E and reporting issues with donors and partners.
  • Ensure close coordination with the Implementing partners on M&E system development, ongoing monitoring, formative research and planning for midterm and final evaluations.

Organizational Learning: As part of our commitment to organizational learning and in support of our understanding that learning organizations are more effective, efficient and relevant to the communities they serve – we expect all team members to commit 5% of their time to learning activities that benefit Mercy Corps as well as themselves.

Accountability to Beneficiaries

Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts towards accountability, specifically to our beneficiaries and to international standards guiding international relief and development work, while actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY: Program-level M&E Managers/Officers, Assessment Coordinator, Learning Intern/Officer, or other country-level MEL staff.

ACCOUNTABILITY:

REPORTS DIRECTLY TO: Deputy Country Director of Programs

WORKS DIRECTLY WITH: Program Directors/COPs, Program Managers and their M&E teams within Mercy Corps and consortium partners, Program Advisors and support team

KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:

  • MA/S or equivalent in social science, management, or international development preferred.
  • At least 5 years’ experience managing M&E operations, with a preference for field experience in rural sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Experience with theoretical and practical background in research or MEL and knowledge of qualitative and quantitative methodologies and techniques required.
  • Experience with community participation in mapping and other M&E processes.

  • Successful experience with the adoption of mobile data collections tools like Open Data Kit and Ona including XLSForm authoring, and GIS systems.

  • Knowledge of major aspects of program development, implementation and documentation and excellent verbal and written communication skills required.

  • Excellent quantitative skills and experience with Excel, Access, and statistical packages including Stata, R and GIS tools like QGIS, ArcGIS, and Google Earth Engine.

  • Experience working with USAID, including Title II (Food for Peace) and DFID preferred.

  • Experience with and commitment to capacity building required.

  • Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines and work independently and cooperatively with team members is required;

  • Fluent written and oral communication in English is required; intermediate to fluent French required. Familiarity with Swahili is a plus.

SUCCESS FACTORS:

A successful candidate will have a demonstrated ability to lead a team and communicate effectively with team members and colleagues of varied work styles and cultures, follow procedures, and meet deadlines with flexibility and creativity in planning and problem solving. S/he will have a proven ability to learn quickly, multi-task, prioritize, take initiative, and be accountable for results, understand the larger picture while remaining focused on the details, problem solving, work within a complex and sensitive setting and to follow laws and security protocols. The most successful Mercy Corps team members have a strong commitment to teamwork and accountability, thrive in evolving and changing environments and make effective written and verbal communication a priority in all situations. In DRC, patience, diplomacy, tenacity, compassion, determination and a sense of humor are all success factors.

LIVING /ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS:

This position is an unaccompanied position. Shared accommodation will be provided in Goma according to Mercy Corps DRC housing policy. Goma is a provincial capital of over 700,000 inhabitants, with travel to Bunia, Bukavu, and Kinshasa. Living in Goma is comfortable, although water and electricity can be unstable. Outside Goma, travel can be dangerous and unpredictable due to armed forces and rebel activity.

While conditions in the country are improving, and security is quite stable in Goma, there are still pockets of violence and insecurity. Mercy Corps’ sub-offices experience variable levels of insecurity, with the situation closely monitored by UN peacekeepers. Air travel is necessary to get from one end of the country to the other. Mobile phones and cellular service are widely available. Internet is available in all Mercy Corps offices. Travel to field sites will be required where living conditions are clean and secure, but basic. There are a number of health services available with evacuation options for serious illnesses. There’s reasonable access to most consumer goods, although they can be expensive.

Mercy Corps Team members represent the agency both during and outside of work hours when deployed in a field posting or on a visit/TDY to a field posting. Team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and respect local laws, customs and MC’s policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all in-country venues.

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Lao People’s Democratic Republic (the): Monitoring & Evaluation Officer

Organization: HALO Trust
Country: Lao People’s Democratic Republic (the)
Closing date: 11 Nov 2016

You will be responsible for the development and maintenance of mechanisms for data collection, QC, analysis and evaluation of our impact in Laos. Reporting to the Programme Manager, you will report to donors and the Government of Lao PDR. In addition, you will be the direct line manager for the three personnel who work in Community Liaison and Risk Education.

The programme is looking for an experienced and independent M&E Officer who will conduct an assessment project over their first six months whilst also managing the day to day duties and personnel of the Operational Support Unit.

You will be based in Sepon, Savannakhet Province with monthly stand-down/time off normally being spent in Vientiane. Travel for liaison may be required.

The M&E Officer is a new role in the HALO Laos Programme and there is scope to develop the position and to have considerable impact in a young, expanding and dynamic programme. You will be directly contributing to the survey and clearance of UXO in one of the most contaminated countries in the world helping us achieve our goal of eliminating the threat to lives and livelihoods posed by Explosive Remnants of War.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Six Month Assessment

The project would be a combination of:

  • Field research
  • Desk based research and data analysis
  • Travel and meeting with other organisations at a local, provincial and national level

This would include:

  • Critical analysis of current data and data collection methodologies, QC and prioritisation systems
  • Field research into the impact of UXO and monitoring of the impact of HALO’s clearance
  • Collating local and regional socio-economic information in order to assist with prioritisation
  • Research into other local NGOs, INGOs in Laos and developing partnerships
  • Research into accident rates and responses
  • Recommendations in order to better capture and articulate the impact of survey and the clearance of UXO

Donor / Government Liaison

  • Draft donor reports in accordance with agreed requirements, prepare proposals, concept and speculative notes as directed by PM
  • Prepare monthly statistics reports and ensure the PM is regularly updated on progress against contractual obligations
  • Manage relationships with donors, Embassies, UN, Lao PDR Government
  • Assist with the preparation and timely submission of MOUs and IMC reports
  • Manage & develop partnerships with national and international NGOs as required
  • Manage national reporting requirements
  • Attend UXO action groups or other relevant seminars on behalf of HALO Laos where necessary

Operational Support Unit – Community Liaison and Risk Education

  • Manage the work-plan, deployment and personnel of the OSU
  • Provide QA/QC of Risk Education and Community Liaison operations
  • Understand and stay up to date with local, national and regional developments to inform operational decision making
  • Manage pre and post impact assessments, form development and data analysis to inform operational decision making

REQUIREMENTS

  • Graduate in social sciences, Masters desirable
  • Experience in M&E in the international aid and development sector
  • Proficient in quantitative and qualitative research methods
  • Fluent English speaker with strong written English and numeracy skills
  • Strong IT skills, Microsoft Access and Excel
  • Strong data analysis skills and experience
  • Experience with GIS desirable although not essential
  • Ability and motivation to work in a challenging environment and to live and work in close proximity to others

How to apply:

https://the-halo-trust.workable.com/jobs/362669

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Democratic Republic of the Congo: Monitoring and Evaluation Manager

Organization: International Rescue Committee
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
Closing date: 20 Dec 2016

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. The IRC has been one of the largest providers of aid in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) since 2002, delivering emergency relief and post-conflict assistance. IRC facilitates access to quality care for survivors of gender-based violence (GBV) and empowers women and girls by offering them greater social and economic opportunities.

Position Summary:

The IRC is seeking a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Manager for a multi-year, multimillion dollar USAID-funded project in DRC aimed at ensuring that individuals affected by gender-based violence in DRC gain access to quality and timely care and treatment services. The program will increase and improve organizational and community capacity to respond effectively to GBV and to facilitate the recovery of survivors. It will improve the ability of individuals, community organizations, and communities to lead and participate in social integration and economic recovery activities that include strengthening community response to and prevention of GBV.

The M&E Manager will be responsible for overseeing the design and implementation of research, monitoring, and evaluation of the program in accordance with USAID regulations, IRC policies, and international standards for programming and research. The Manager will provide technical and field oversight of all M&E activities and data analysis, including launching and supervising the baseline assessment, setting up an efficient program monitoring system, and overseeing any impact evaluations. The M&E Manager will provide direct technical supervision to the national M&E staff. This Manager will also play a critical role in increasing the capacity of national staff to effectively monitor program implementation as well as manage qualitative and quantitative data collection.

This position is contingent on the IRC being awarded funding and is anticipated to begin in September 2017.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead the development of the program’s M&E plan and any required tools and methodologies for the monitoring of program activities, in collaboration with the technical advisors.
  • Design and lead program rapid assessments, baseline and endline surveys, and other assessments to inform program design.
  • Ensure that M&E systems and research activities are in line with a survivor-centred approach and ethical principles to ensure the safety and confidentiality of clients and other stakeholders involved in the project.
  • Ensure that monitoring systems meet USAID and IRC requirements and that collected data are used to continuously update and improve technical standards.
  • Work closely with the IRC’s M&E unit and other technical advisors on monitoring, evaluation, and learning systems and analyze the data it generates to inform project management, technical programming, and development of best practices and applied research.
  • Ensure timely collection and compilation of the data required for reporting on project progress and PMP indicators.
  • Directly supervise national M&E staff and build their capacity as well as the capacity of national project staff and community partners in qualitative and quantitative M&E.
  • Ensure proper recordkeeping and efficient filing of all M&E records including filled data collection tools, reports, evidences of the reported progress, official correspondence etc.
  • Draft period donor reports (i.e. monthly, quarterly and annually including reports on PMP indicators).
  • Conduct frequent field visits to program sites to monitor activities and engage local stakeholders.

Skills/Experience:

  • Master’s degree in social work, statistics, public health, international development or related degree (Diploma/Certificate in M&E, statistics or social sciences preferred).
  • Minimum five (5) years demonstrable overseas experience in program design, monitoring and evaluation in a conflict or post-conflict context; minimum three (3) years of experience in the area of M&E and/or research on women and girls, preferably around VAWG.
  • Extensive experience working in and supporting M&E systems for GBV response and prevention programming, including use of various tools and technologies/databases.
  • Strong familiarity with WHO Ethical and safety recommendations for researching, documenting and monitoring sexual violence in emergencies and other key ethical guidelines to collect, store and use data related to VAWG.
  • Significant experience in research design for field-based impact evaluations, including methodology, data collection, analysis, and ethics. Experience in VAWG research preferred.
  • Strong data management skills and familiarity with Excel, SPSS, Stata or other statistical analysis software required; expertise in using GBVIMS preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience in capacity building and mentoring, including working closely with local partner organizations.
  • Experience in the area of quality control and timeliness of deliverables, work plans, quarterly reports, and other USAID reporting deliverables.
  • Strong leadership, analytical and organizational skills; and the ability to quickly assess priorities and effectively manage a variety of activities at a time while paying appropriate attention to detail.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interact professionally with donor, project stakeholders, in-country collaborators and staff at all levels of the organization.
  • Understanding of USAID project management and program implementation requirements.
  • Ability to work independently, organize work, meet deadlines, maintain composure, prioritize work under pressure, coordinate multiple tasks and maintain attention to detail.
  • Solid understanding of the DRC context helpful, with previous experience in DRC or the region preferred;
  • Strong MS Office skills, including Word and Excel.
  • Strong written and oral presentation skills in English and French.

L’IRC fait face aux pires crises humanitaires dans le monde et aide des populations à les surmonter et à refaire leurs vies. Depuis 2002, l’IRC a été l’un des plus importants pourvoyeurs d’aide en République Démocratique du Congo (RDC), en fournissant de l’aide d’urgence et de l’assistance post-conflit. L’IRC facilite l’accès à une prise en charge de qualité en faveur des survivants de violences basées sur le genre (VBG) et renforce la capacité des femmes et des filles en leur offrant des opportunités socio-économiques plus considérables.

Description du poste:

L’IRC est à la recherche d’un Gestionnaire de Suivi et Evaluation aux fins d’un projet pluriannuel, valant plusieurs millions de dollars financé par USAID, visant à garantir l’accès à une prise en charge et à des soins de qualité et opportuns aux survivants de VBG en RDC. Le programme contribuera au renforcement et à l’amélioration de la capacité des organisations et communautés dans la réponse aux VBG, et dans le rétablissement des survivants. En outre, il contribuera au renforcement de la capacité des personnes, des organisations communautaires et des communautés à mener et à participer aux activités de redressement économique et de réinsertion sociale qui impliquent le renforcement de la réponse de la communauté aux VBG ainsi que la prévention desdites violences.

Le Gestionnaire de Suivi et Evaluation aura pour tâches: la supervision de la conception et de la mise en uvre de la recherche, du suivi, et de l’évaluation du programme conformément à la réglementation de l’USAID, aux politiques de l’IRC et aux normes internationales en matière des programmes et de la recherche. Le Gestionnaire assurera la supervision technique et sur terrain de toutes les activités de suivi et évaluation ainsi que l’analyse des données, notamment le lancement et la supervision de la base de référence, la mise en place d’un système de suivi efficace et la supervision de toutes les évaluations d’impact. Le Gestionnaire S&E supervisera directement sur le plan technique l’équipe nationale de suivi et d’évaluation. Il jouera également un rôle important dans le renforcement des capacités du personnel national afin d’assurer efficacement le suivi de la mise en uvre du projet. En outre, il assumera la gestion de la collecte de données qualitatives et quantitatives.

Ce poste dépend des fonds à disposition de l’IRC et est prévu pour Septembre 2017.

Responsabilités:

  • Diriger l’élaboration du plan de suivi et d’évaluation du programme et de tout autre outil et méthodologie nécessaires au suivi des activités du programme, en collaboration avec les conseillers techniques.
  • Concevoir et diriger des évaluations instantanées du programme, des enquêtes initiales et finales ainsi que d’autres évaluations afin d’éclairer la conception du programme ;
  • S’assurer que les systèmes S&E et les activités de recherche sont conformes à l’approche axée sur le survivant ainsi qu’aux principes d’éthique visant à garantir la confidentialité et la sécurité des client(e)s et autres parties prenantes impliquées dans le projet.
  • S’assurer que les systèmes de suivi concordent aux exigences de l’USAID et de l’IRC, et que les données recueillies sont utilisées en permanence pour la mise à jour et l’amélioration des normes techniques;
  • Travailler en étroite collaboration avec le département de suivi et d’évaluation de l’IRC et avec d’autres conseillers techniques sur les systèmes de suivi, d’évaluation et d’apprentissage ; analyser les données ainsi générées pour éclairer la direction, la programmation technique du projet ainsi que l’élaboration de meilleures pratiques et de la recherche appliquée.
  • Assurer dans les délais la collecte et la compilation des données requises afin de faire un compte-rendu sur l’état d’avancement du projet et les indicateurs PMP (PMP : Plan de mesure de la Performance) ;
  • Superviser directement l’équipe nationale de suivi et évaluation, et renforcer leurs capacités ainsi que celles du personnel national du projet et des partenaires communautaires dans le domaine du suivi et de l’évaluation qualitatif et quantitatif ;
  • Veiller à la tenue adéquate des documents et au classement efficace de toutes les archives du suivi et évaluation, notamment les outils remplis de collecte des données, les rapports, les preuves de rapports sur l’état d’avancement, les correspondances officielles etc. ;
  • Rédiger des rapports périodiques à l’intention des bailleurs (par exemple des rapports mensuels, trimestriels, annuels ainsi que les rapports sur les indicateurs PMP) ;
  • Organiser de fréquentes visites sur terrain au niveau des sites du programme afin de suivre et d’obtenir l’engagement des acteurs locaux.

Compétences/Expérience:

  • Etre détenteur d’une Maitrise en sciences sociales, statistiques, santé publique, développement international ou d’un diplôme correspondant (diplôme/certificat en suivi et évaluation, statistiques ou sciences sociales de préférence).
  • Avoir au moins cinq (5) ans d’expérience effective à l’étranger dans le domaine de la conception, du suivi et de l’évaluation dans un contexte de conflit ou post-conflit ; un minimum de trois (3) ans d’expérience dans le domaine du suivi et d’évaluation et/ou de recherche en faveur des femmes et des filles, de préférence en matière de VFFF (Violences Faites aux Femmes et aux Filles).
  • Avoir une grande expérience professionnelle dans le domaine et dans l’appui des systèmes de suivi et évaluation au titre des programmes de réponse aux et de prévention des VBG, notamment dans l’utilisation de divers outils et technologies/base de données;
  • Avoir des connaissances approfondies en matière des recommandations de sécurité et d’éthique de l’OMS pour la recherche, la documentation, et le suivi des cas d’urgence de violence sexuelle et de toute autre directive importante d’éthique pour recueillir, conserver et utiliser les données relatives aux VFFF.
  • Avoir une expérience appréciable en recherche opérationnelle au titre des évaluations des impacts sur terrain, notamment dans la méthodologie, la collecte des données, l’analyse et l’éthique. L’expérience dans la recherche VFFF serait un atout.
  • Avoir des capacités solides en matière de gestion des données et connaitre les logiciels ci-après : “Excel”, “SPSS”, Stata ou autre logiciel utile d’analyse statistique ; l’expertise dans l’utilisation du GBVIMS est vivement recommandée.
  • Avoir une expérience avérée en matière de renforcement des capacités et de mentorat, et de collaboration étroite d’avec les organisations partenaires locales.
  • Avoir de l’expérience dans le domaine du contrôle de la qualité et du chronogramme des livrables, des plans d’action, des rapports trimestriels et d’autres livrables des rapports de l’USAID.
  • Faire preuve d’une grande capacité de leadership, d’analyse et d’organisation; être, aussi, capable d’évaluer promptement les priorités et de gérer en même temps diverses activités de façon efficace et dans le respect des détails.
  • Faire preuve d’une excellente capacité interrelationnelle et être capable d’interagir professionnellement avec les bailleurs de fonds, les parties prenantes du projet, les collaborateurs et le personnel locaux à tous les niveaux de l’organisation.
  • Comprendre les exigences de l’USAID en matière de gestion et de mise en uvre des projets.
  • Etre autonome, capable d’organiser son travail, de respecter les délais, de conserver son calme, de prioriser le travail sous pression, de coordonner plusieurs tâches et de respecter les détails.
  • La disposition d’une compréhension approfondie du contexte de la RDC, de même qu’une expérience professionnelle antérieure en RDC ou dans la région cible serait un atout.
  • Maitriser l’outil informatique (MS Office), notamment “Word” et ” Excel ».
  • Avoir des aptitudes excellentes de présentation orale et écrite en anglais et en français.

How to apply:

Please follow this link to apply: http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=a2F0cmluYW1pbGxlci41MTEyMC4zODMwQGlyYy5hcGxpdHJhay5jb20

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South Sudan: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer(South Sudanese Nationals only) – South Sudan

Organization: Norwegian Refugee Council
Country: South Sudan
Closing date: 02 Nov 2016

Monitoring and Evaluation Officer(South Sudanese Nationals only) – South Sudan
Norwegian Refugee Council

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is a non-governmental, humanitarian organization with 60 years of experience in helping to create a safer and more dignified life for refugees and internally displaced people. NRC advocates for the rights of displaced populations and offers assistance within the shelter, education, emergency food security, legal assistance, and water,sanitation and hygiene sectors.
The Norwegian Refugee Council has approximately 5000 committed and competent employees involved in projects across four continents. In addition, NRC runs one of the world’s largest standby rosters -NORCAP, with 650 professionals, ready to be deployed on 72 hours notice when a crisis occurs

The role of M&E Officer is to support M&E Coordinator and other program staffs in the implementation of M&E processes, and providing inputs to project proposals and report writing. He/she regularly follow-up and receive Area level monthly indicators progress tracking report and aggregate data with support from CO M&E Coordinator. Enter and maintain online GORS data management system; train field team on M&E tools including monitoring tools, Mobenzi/mobile based data collection system, complaints/feedback mechanisms, reporting procedures and other M&E processes; Actively participate in project baseline and end line data collection.

Job description

  • Generic responsibilities:
  • These responsibilities shall be the same for all positions with the same title. The responsibilities shall be short and essential. Details belong in the Work and Development plan.
  • Closely follow-up and receive quantitative project progress reports from different area offices in the country and aggregate CO program data,
  • Make sure project information (output and outcome indicators) are captured and reported timely with necessary disaggregation.
  • Update online GORS data management system on monthly basis
  • Support programme staff in planning for and executing M&E activities, including data collection methodology and tools development, and data management, analysis and use.
  • Support need assessments, baseline and end line surveys particularly field data collation using mobenzi, training and supervising enumerators, data entry and analysis.
  • Support implementation of a Complaints Response and Feedback Mechanism (CRFM) for all programs and create compliant database
  • Ensure proper filing of documents
  • Specific responsibilities
  • Ensure that the country M&E Framework is implemented as per NRC M&E guidelines;
  • Make sure complete and accurate project information are reported timely to the Country Office by each area office with necessary disaggregation (data by area/location, core competency, gender, type of beneficiaries (IDP, refugees, host community, returnee and other)
  • Compile and update regularly CO level monthly output tracking sheet, online GORS reporting, CRFM database and Balanced Score Card (BSC) when necessary;
  • Develop M&E tools for gathering information/data from the field and keep up to-date data required for timely and quality reporting;
  • Assist program staff in the preparation and review of reporting formats and the review, verification and finalization of monthly, quarterly and annual progress reports in accordance with NRC and donor requirements;
  • Support the area teams to improve quality of monitoring, evaluation and accurate reporting, including training on M&E tools;
  • Support field program staff to implement project level assessments, including PDMs, baseline survey using mobenzi, outcome measurement, and multisector area level assessments where relevant, training and supervising of enumerators, data entry and analysis;
  • Participate in project proposal development and provide inputs on project targets setting and logical framework development;
  • Assist in implementation of a Complaints Response and Feedback Mechanism (CRFM) for all programs by creating compliant database;
  • Support the preparation of detailed implementation plans and M&E matrix for all programs;
  • Support the role out of digital based data collection using mobile phones/tablets;
  • Provide M&E technical support to Rapid Response Team (RRT) and participate in development of M&E tools and assessments of new areas or programs;

Qualifications

  • University degree preferably in social sciences, Statistics, Economics or other relevant discipline
  • At least 3 years’ monitoring and evaluation in field of humanitarian/development project
  • Knowledge of data collection and data collection instruments (technology);
  • Exposure to a wide range of information management systems
  • Strong data analysis skills (qualitative and qualitative data analysis)
  • Previous experience in managing large data sets for multiple projects/donors including online database management
  • Experience working with statistical computer software packages (SPSS, Stata) and advanced skills in spread sheet.

Education level

  • Academy college / University

Personal qualities

  • Ability to hand insecure environments
  • Managing resources to optimize results
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Managing performance and development
  • Planning and delivering results
  • Analytical with an eye for details

Language

  • English

We offer

  • Start date: ASAP
  • Duration: 12 month contract with possible extension.
  • Salary: Monthly Salary based on NRC South Sudan Salary Scale

Miscellaneous info

  • Travel: Approx. 50 days travel

How to apply:

Please, apply through www.nrc.no, then vacancies

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Kenya: Senior M&E Expert, M&E Project for the DFID Somalia Humanitarian Programme (MESH)

Organization: Transtec
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 30 Oct 2016

Senior M&E Expert, M&E Project for the DFID Somalia Humanitarian Programme (MESH)

Background:

DFID provides multi-year humanitarian funding in its Somalia Humanitarian Programme (2013-17). As part of this programme, DFID developed the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) project for the Somalia Humanitarian Programme (MESH). MESH is a primary tool for decision making and getting at the heart of what works, what doesn’t, and what could be better. MESH is implemented by Transtec S.A., an international consulting firm with 30 years’ experience in development and humanitarian work.

Transtec is seeking a dynamic, well-grounded and focused individual for the role of Senior M&E Expert. The position is full time, based in Nairobi, with limited travel to Somalia. Duration of contract will be one year, beginning December 2016.

Core responsibilities:

Management of Third Party Monitoring (TPM)

  • Plan and oversee the implementation of TPM field surveys using mobile data collection, and Call Centre surveys.
  • Develop Scopes of work for TPM for each partner
  • Author or oversee authoring of survey tools in .xls
  • Assess translation needs & coordinate translation of tools to Somali
  • Liaise with MESH Sector Experts for integration of key indicators/variables
  • Work with M&E partner companies to ensure surveys are being carefully monitored during the data collection process
  • Review tools with M&E partner companies to ensure their understanding
  • Provide oversight to training of monitors

Partnership

  • TPM & Call Centre strategy development with MESH Team Leader
  • Liaise with partners on implementation of TPM; update them of survey progress
  • Oversee the quality of TPM service providers & identify development needs
  • Draft or oversee drafting of after action reports to DFID for TPM and CC activities Provide DFID with quarterly updates on TPM status of activities
  • Liaise with partners and IT provider for data collection support related requests

Data management

  • Contribute to development & adherence to a partner data submission schedule
  • Manage TPM Data on the MESH real-time data platform.
  • Manage documentation of partner use of data for adaptive programming
  • Quarterly survey of partners to document uses of MESH-produced information

Any other duties as required.

Qualifications:

Masters Degree in Social Science, Statistics or Research Field is required.

  1. Relevant work experience with project M&E – at least 8 years.
  2. Extensive experience in planning and managing field surveys using mobile data collection and online survey management
  3. Strong knowledge of the ODK Platform (kobo, enketo etc) and in using .xls form authoring tools
  4. Experience with data collection methods and analysis
  5. Solid demonstrated experience with SPSS or Stata;
  6. Strong English /communication skills and experience of report-writing from quantitative results
  7. Work experience in an international, multi-cultural environment.
  8. Strong coordination and partnership skills with donors and implementing partners
  9. Attention to detail and capacity to do the final photo-ready version of reports for external audiences
  10. Strong team player
  11. Resident in Kenya

How to apply:

Please send applications with CVs and cover letter to evaline@meshproject.org.uk. Deadline for applications is 30th October 2016.

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Democratic Republic of the Congo: Charg de Suivi et Evaluation, USAID/DRC Solutions for Peace and Recovery, Rpublique Dmocratique du Congo

Organization: Management Systems International
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
Closing date: 20 Nov 2016

Chargé de Suivi et Evaluation, USAID/DRC Solutions for Peace and Recovery, République Démocratique du Congo

Profil d’Entreprise:
Management Systems International est une entreprise de développement international basée à Washington DC avec plus de 35 ans de contribution aux résultats dans le monde de développement. Nous travaillons dans des environnements difficiles tels que le Pakistan, l’Afghanistan, le Sud Soudan et l’Iraq. MSI emploie plus de 800 experts dans les domaines de la gestion publique, du suivi et évaluation, de la gouvernance et l’anti-corruption à travers le monde entier. Pour plus d’informations sur MSI, veuillez consulter notre site web à www.msiworldwide.com . MSI est récemment devenu une entreprise de Tetra Tech.

Résumé du Projet:
Le but du projet Solutions pour Paix et Rétablissement (SPR), qui sera mis en œuvre dans l’est de la RDC (Nord-Kivu et Sud-Kivu), est d’accroitre la cohésion sociale par l’inclusion des femmes et des groups marginalisés. SPR fournira également l’USAID/RDC avec la capacité de répondre aux opportunités dynamiques et uniques pour renforcer la paix, prévenir ou aider à la reprise d’un conflit dans les zones qui sont stratégiquement importants pour la stabilité de l’est de la RDC.

A noter: Le poste est réservé aux citoyens du RDC

Description du Poste :
MSI recherche actuellement d’expressions d’intérêt des candidats qualifiés pour un poste de Chargé de Suivi et Evaluation à long-terme pour un projet financé par l’USAID prévu à l’appui de la paix et du rétablissement de la RDC-est. SPR trouvera des solutions pour les causes spécifiques de conflit identifiés par les intervenants communautaires, mettra en œuvre des solutions participatives, et allouer des ressources pour le développement communautaire. Un de ces postes sera basé à Bukavu, en RDC, avec l’autre à Goma, en RDC.

Responsabilités:

  • Fournir un soutien direct dans les domaines du suivi et de l’évaluation des performances.
  • Aider avec la planification et de communication du suivi et évaluation pour le projet.
  • Coordonner et superviser le système de suivi de projet afin d’assurer que toutes les activités du projet de S & E se passent bien et sont bien coordonnés entre technique et finances / équipes administratives.
  • Participer, selon les besoins et selon les directives, dans la conception et la mise en œuvre de la suivi et évaluation et des systèmes de vérification.
  • Aider le projet SPR, le cas échéant, avec l’appui de l’USAID dans le développement, la révision et l’entretien de leurs PMP, PMEPs et AMEPs.
  • Soutenir la Mission dans la conduite des évaluations de qualité des données (AQD) et développement des indicateurs de performance Fiches de référence (PIRS).
  • Aider à l’élaboration et le maintien d’une liste des Congolais de S & E spécialistes qualifiés.
  • Participer à la collecte et l’analyse de l’information à la fois quantitative et qualitative, y compris la préparation des résumés narratifs de l’analyse, réunions de planification de l’équipe ou de participer en tant que membre de l’équipe.
  • Dirige la formation de l’équipe avec les sujets de gestion du rendement, suivi et évaluation, et la qualité des données.
  • Créer un bulletin électronique qui aide à la surface des ” Success Stories » SPR.
  • Mener des entrevues périodiques des bénéficiaires SPR en vue notamment à identifier les succès SPR, et
  • Autres fonctions similaires qui lui sont assignées.

Qualifications:

  • Diplôme universitaire dans un domaine pertinent comme le développement international, sciences politiques, géographie, sociologie, droit, études des femmes ou tout autre domaine pertinent. Un diplôme d’études supérieures (MA, MPA, MS, MBA) est préféré.
  • Capacité démontrée à travailler efficacement avec de hauts responsables gouvernementaux et locaux, les organisations de la société civile (y compris les femmes et les groupes minoritaires), des représentants du gouvernement du district, l’intérêt public et des groupes communautaires et des représentants de l’industrie privée.
  • Expérience de travail en RDC, en particulier dans le Nord et le Sud-Kivu.
  • Maîtrise des plates-formes Microsoft Office.
  • Compétences de communication, de gestion et de rapportage.
  • Maîtrise écrite et orale en français requis; connaissance pratique de l’anglais et / ou kiswahili fortement souhaitée.

Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

MSI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer.

M&E Officer, USAID/DRC Solutions for Peace and Recovery, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Company Profile:
MSI, a Tetra Tech Company, is a Washington, DC metro area international development firm with a 35-year history of delivering development results across the world. Our core expertise is in the fields of monitoring and evaluation (M&E), institutional development, public sector management, governance and anti-corruption. MSI implements nearly 100 projects in 90 countries around the world such as Jordan, Morocco, Lebanon, Syria, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Colombia, and Mexico. As one of the leading companies in our field, MSI has partnered with more than 80 organizations across all sectors of international development with clients ranging from large bilateral and multilateral donors such as USAID, the World Bank and the UNDP to national and local governments, NGOs, think tanks, foundations and universities. For more information on MSI, please visit our website at www.msiworldwide.com .

Project Summary:
The goal of the Solutions for Peace and Recovery (SPR) program, to be implemented in eastern DRC (North Kivu and South Kivu), is to increase social cohesion through inclusion of women and marginalized groups. SPR will also provide USAID/DRC with the ability to respond to dynamic, time-sensitive, and/or unique opportunities to reinforce peace, prevent or assist in the recovery from conflict in areas that are strategically important to the stability of eastern DRC.

Citizens of the DRC are encouraged to apply**

Position Summary:
MSI is currently seeking expressions of interest from qualified candidates for a long-term Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Officer position for an anticipated five-year USAID funded project in support of peace and recovery in the eastern DRC. The Solutions for Peace and Recovery (SPR) project is intended to find solutions to specific drivers of conflict identified by community stakeholders, implement participatory solutions, and allocate resources for community development. One position will be based in Bukavu, DRC; one position will be based in Goma, DRC.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide direct support in the areas of performance monitoring and evaluation.
  • Assist with M&E planning and reporting for the project.
  • Coordinate and oversee the project tracker system to ensure that all project M&E activities run smoothly and are well-coordinated across technical and finance/administrative teams.
  • Participate, as appropriate and as directed, in the design and implementation of performance monitoring and verification systems.
  • Assist the SPR project, as appropriate, with support to USAID in the development, review and maintenance of their PMP, PMEPs and AMEPs.
  • Support the Mission in conducting Data Quality Assessments (DQAs) and developing Performance Indicator Reference Sheets (PIRS).
  • Assist in the development and maintenance of a roster of qualified Congolese M&E specialists.
  • Participate in the collection and analysis of both quantitative and qualitative information including the preparation of narrative summaries of analysis.
  • Lead team planning meetings or participate as a team member.
  • Conduct training in a range of performance management subjects, M&E, data quality.
  • Create an electronic newsletter that helps to surface SPR success stories.
  • Conduct periodic interviews of SPR beneficiaries with a particular view towards identifying SPR successes, and
  • Other similar duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • University degree in a relevant field such as international development, political science, geography, sociology, law, women’s studies or other relevant field**.** An advanced degree (MA, MPA, MS, MBA) is preferred.
  • Demonstrated capability to work effectively with senior and local government officials, civil society organizations (including women’s and minority groups), district government representatives, public interest and community groups, and private industry representatives.
  • Experience working in the DRC, particularly in North and South Kivu.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office platforms required.
  • Outstanding communication, management, and reporting skills.
  • Fluency in written and oral French required; working knowledge of English and/or Kiswahili strongly desired.

Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

MSI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer.

To apply: Please visit our website, www.msiworldwide.com

PI95698691

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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: Humanitarian Health Adviser

Organization: Save the Children UK
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Closing date: 31 Oct 2016

Salary Circa £40,000 pa

We are looking for an experienced and committed individual to join us as Humanitarian Sexual and Reproductive Health Adviser to support field humanitarian programmes, capacity building and policy/guidance within the thematic area of sexual and reproductive health.

Working in more than 120 countries, we do whatever it takes to create breakthroughs in the way the world treats children. Our Humanitarian department integrates emergency and development work, through our country programmes. It increases our capacity to meet the assistance and protection needs of children and their families affected by crises. Together, we save children’s lives, fight for their rights and help them fulfil their potential.

As Humanitarian Sexual and Reproductive Health Adviser you will engage stakeholders across the Save the Children movement and follow a shared work plan that reflects the strategic priorities of the SC Humanitarian Technical Working Group (HTWG) for health. In addition you will:

  • Develop, and roll out, policy, practice and tools for Sexual and Reproductive Health for use by country office and response staff
  • Carry out short visits to country programmes in order to support or monitor programmes with specific thematic emphasis on quality sexual and reproductive health
  • Support the design of the proposed Emergency Health Unity self-contained capacity for rapid initiation of health programmes in emergencies
  • Contribute to the design and roll out of SC humanitarian health capacity building initiatives
  • Support country programmes and head office in the recruitment of humanitarian health staff
  • Ensure that SRH programming is set up as standard from the outset of any response by other generalist health staff

To be successful you will have significant experience in the implementation and management of humanitarian health programmes from both a field and head office perspective. You will also have experience with management of health programmes. In addition you will:

  • Be a medical doctor with specialisation in obstetrics and gynaecology or a Senior Midwife with extensive clinical working experience in different settings
  • Be a strong team player with a high level of flexibility
  • Have experience of supporting the development of strategy and organisational technical guidance
  • Be fluent in English with a good level of French (both written and oral).

At Save the Children we are committed to the safeguarding and protection of children in our work. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those who are suitable to work with children are recruited to work for us. This post is subject to a range of vetting checks including a criminal records disclosure.

Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. If you share our mission, are passionate about making it happen and strongly believe you can contribute then join us and we’ll give you every opportunity to succeed. We look forward to hearing from you.

Closing date: 31 October 2016

Please note; Shortlisting will be conducted on a rolling basis, and interviews/tests may be conducted prior to the advert closing date.

How to apply:

To apply please visit our website, link below:
https://jobs.savethechildren.org.uk/vacancy/humanitarian-health-adviser—sexual–reproductive-health-2740/2766/description/

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Pakistan: Provincial WASH Specialists, WASH Sector Assessment, Performance Management Support Contract (PERFORM), Pakistan

Organization: Management Systems International
Country: Pakistan
Closing date: 19 Nov 2016

Provincial WASH Specialists, WASH Sector Assessment, Performance

Management Support Contract (PERFORM), Pakistan

Company Profile: MSI, a Tetra Tech Company, is a Washington, DC metro area international development firm with a 35-year history of delivering development results across the world. Our core expertise is in the fields of monitoring and evaluation (M&E), institutional development, public sector management, governance and anti-corruption. MSI implements nearly 100 projects in 90 countries around the world such as Jordan, Morocco, Lebanon, Syria, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Colombia, and Mexico. As one of the leading companies in our field, MSI has partnered with more than 80 organizations across all sectors of international development with clients ranging from large bilateral and multilateral donors such as USAID, the World Bank and the UNDP to national and local governments, NGOs, think tanks, foundations and universities. For more information on MSI, please visit our website at www.msiworldwide.com.

Project Summary: In May 2015, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) awarded a five-year contract to Management Systems International (MSI) to provide performance management support to USAID-sponsored development programs throughout Pakistan. The Performance Management Support Contract (PERFORM) serves as a centralized management support mechanism that provides services in (1) monitoring, (2) evaluation, (3) assessment, and (4) learning support. PERFORM provides data and information to help USAID/Pakistan project managers improve results through better implementation, design, and learning, enabling it to better target its programming and achieve its goals and objectives.

Please note: Only Pakistani citizens are eligible for this position.**

Position Summary: MSI is seeking three (3) qualified Provincial WASH Specialists for an assessment of the WASH sector in Pakistan. The objective of the assessment is to identify appropriate and cost-effective WASH interventions to guide USAID/Pakistan’s WASH programming over the next five years. The assessment will cover Punjab, Sindh, and Baluchistan.

The assessment will review WASH interventions that can be integrated into a larger health activity, Government to Government activities awarded directly to one or more provincial governments, and stand-alone WASH activities. It will, at a minimum, include the following:

  1. Summary description of sanitation products and services available in the district markets in focus areas, building on any existing market assessments.
  2. Review of past and/or current demand-creation activities using Pakistan Approach to Total Sanitation (PATS) or other approaches and models of implementation.
  3. Secondary data analysis/rapid assessment of rural and peri-urban populations to observe sanitation and handwashing facilities, focus groups to identify main barriers to household investment in improved sanitation and potential opportunities for programming.
  4. Assess the interest of private sector (construction suppliers, etc.) in the targeted provinces to design, produce, and/or market low-cost water or sanitation options (large scale or local small and medium enterprises).
  5. Assess current and potential future sources of financing for sanitation, fecal-sludge management, handwashing products and services, and water supply through commercial or micro-finance institutions, savings groups, or other mechanisms.
  6. Review the current legislative and regulatory environment for on-site sanitation in the target provinces including any gaps or loopholes that affect the sustainability of sanitation services (specifically look at subsidies for household sanitation, if they are allowed, and how they are currently targeted), and their potential role in consolidating demand for household sanitation.
  7. Review existing provincial strategies, materials, and messages for promotion/adoption of improved sanitation and handwashing behaviors.
  8. Provide recommendations on cost-effective opportunities to engage the private sector to improve household sanitation, handwashing, and/or water supply in the targeted geography.

Responsibilities: Under the guidance of the National WASH Expert, the Provincial WASH Specialist will:

  • Review all relevant documents required to understand the assessment.
  • Participate in a Team Planning Workshop (TPW) in Islamabad to finalize the assessment design and develop data collection instruments and data collection and analysis plans.
  • Identify the respective provincial stakeholders for interviews and schedule interviews with them.
  • Conduct interviews in the field and ensure collection of high quality data.
  • Produce comprehensive notes from interviews in the field.
  • Participate in data analysis and report writing.
  • Contribute to a debriefing session with USAID/Pakistan.
  • Undertake other tasks required for the successful completion of the study.

Qualifications:

  • At least a Master’s degree in public health, social sciences, or a related field.
  • Demonstrated expertise in WASH and a sound understanding of the WASH sector in any one (or all) of the three provinces.
  • At least seven (7) years of experience designing, implementing, and/or assessing WASH projects in Pakistan.
  • Experience working with government counterparts at national and/or provincial level is highly preferred.
  • Familiarity with USAID, USAID health and WASH programming, and USAID assessments.
  • Excellent analytical and personal communication skills and ability to work as a member of a team.
  • Demonstrated ability to work under tight deadlines and in the field.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.

Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

MSI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer.

To apply: Please visit our website, www.msiworldwide.com

PI95682812

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Pakistan: National WASH Expert, WASH Sector Assessment, Performance Management Support Contract (PERFORM), Pakistan

Organization: Management Systems International
Country: Pakistan
Closing date: 19 Nov 2016

National WASH Expert, WASH Sector Assessment, Performance

Management Support Contract (PERFORM), Pakistan

Company Profile: MSI, a Tetra Tech Company, is a Washington, DC metro area international development firm with a 35-year history of delivering development results across the world. Our core expertise is in the fields of monitoring and evaluation (M&E), institutional development, public sector management, governance and anti-corruption. MSI implements nearly 100 projects in 90 countries around the world such as Jordan, Morocco, Lebanon, Syria, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Colombia, and Mexico. As one of the leading companies in our field, MSI has partnered with more than 80 organizations across all sectors of international development with clients ranging from large bilateral and multilateral donors such as USAID, the World Bank and the UNDP to national and local governments, NGOs, think tanks, foundations and universities. For more information on MSI, please visit our website at www.msiworldwide.com.

Project Summary: In May 2015, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) awarded a five-year contract to Management Systems International (MSI) to provide performance management support to USAID-sponsored development programs throughout Pakistan. The Performance Management Support Contract (PERFORM) serves as a centralized management support mechanism that provides services in (1) monitoring, (2) evaluation, (3) assessment, and (4) learning support. PERFORM provides data and information to help USAID/Pakistan project managers improve results through better implementation, design, and learning, enabling it to better target its programming and achieve its goals and objectives.

Please note: Only Pakistani citizens are eligible for this position.**

Position Summary: MSI is seeking a qualified National WASH Expert for an assessment of the WASH sector in Pakistan. The objective of the assessment is to identify appropriate and cost-effective WASH interventions to guide USAID/Pakistan’s WASH programming over the next five years. The assessment will cover Punjab, Sindh, and Baluchistan.

The assessment will review WASH interventions that can be integrated into a larger health activity, Government to Government activities awarded directly to one or more provincial governments, and stand-alone WASH activities. It will, at a minimum, include the following:

  1. Summary description of sanitation products and services available in the district markets in focus areas, building on any existing market assessments.
  2. Review of past and/or current demand-creation activities using Pakistan Approach to Total Sanitation (PATS) or other approaches and models of implementation.
  3. Secondary data analysis/rapid assessment of rural and peri-urban populations to observe sanitation and handwashing facilities, focus groups to identify main barriers to household investment in improved sanitation and potential opportunities for programming.
  4. Assess the interest of private sector (construction suppliers, etc.) in the targeted provinces to design, produce, and/or market low-cost water or sanitation options (large scale or local small and medium enterprises).
  5. Assess current and potential future sources of financing for sanitation, fecal-sludge management, handwashing products and services, and water supply through commercial or micro-finance institutions, savings groups, or other mechanisms.
  6. Review the current legislative and regulatory environment for on-site sanitation in the target provinces including any gaps or loopholes that affect the sustainability of sanitation services (specifically look at subsidies for household sanitation, if they are allowed, and how they are currently targeted), and their potential role in consolidating demand for household sanitation.
  7. Review existing provincial strategies, materials, and messages for promotion/adoption of improved sanitation and handwashing behaviors.
  8. Provide recommendations on cost-effective opportunities to engage the private sector to improve household sanitation, handwashing, and/or water supply in the targeted geography.

Responsibilities: The National WASH Expert will manage the activities of the team, drawing on the strengths of individual team members to produce the best possible assessment report. S/he is ultimately responsible for all deliverables including the final assessment report. In collaboration with MSI staff and team members, the National WASH Expert will:

  • Review all relevant documents required to understand the assessment.
  • Lead a two-week long team planning workshop to design the assessment.
  • Guide the team in developing data collection instruments, a data collection plan, and a data analysis plan.
  • Identify national and provincial stakeholders for interviews and schedule interviews with them.
  • Lead a briefing with USAID staff prior to field work.
  • Guide the fieldwork and qualitative and quantitative data analysis.
  • Produce comprehensive notes from interviews in the field.
  • Present results to USAID and implementing partners.
  • Take the lead in writing the assessment report and briefing papers.
  • Undertake other tasks required for the successful and timely completion of the study.

Qualifications:

  • At least a Master’s degree in a relevant field (public health, public policy, social sciences, or a related field) and 15 years of professional experience or a Ph.D. in a relevant field with at least 10 years of experience.
  • At least seven (7) years of experience designing, implementing, and/or assessing WASH projects in Pakistan.
  • Experience leading assessments or evaluations, preferably of USAID projects.
  • Experience working with government counterparts at national and/or provincial level is highly preferred.
  • Familiarity with USAID, USAID health and WASH programming, and USAID assessments.
  • Excellent analytical and personal communication skills.
  • Excellent English writing skills, particularly assessment reports.
  • Fluency in quantitative and/or qualitative research methods.
  • Demonstrated ability to work under tight deadlines and manage teams.

Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

MSI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer.

To apply: Please visit our website, www.msiworldwide.com

PI95682779

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India: Local Evaluator, Womens Leadership in Small and Medium Enterprises Impact Evaluation in India, Chennai, India

Organization: Management Systems International
Country: India
Closing date: 19 Nov 2016

Local Evaluator, Women’s Leadership in Small and Medium

Enterprises Impact Evaluation in India, Chennai, India

Company Profile: MSI, a Tetra Tech Company, is a Washington, DC metro area international development firm with a 35-year history of delivering development results across the world. Our core expertise is in the fields of monitoring and evaluation (M&E), institutional development, public sector management, governance and anti-corruption. MSI implements nearly 100 projects in 90 countries around the world such as Jordan, Morocco, Lebanon, Syria, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Colombia, and Mexico. As one of the leading companies in our field, MSI has partnered with more than 80 organizations across all sectors of international development with clients ranging from large bilateral and multilateral donors such as USAID, the World Bank and the UNDP to national and local governments, NGOs, think tanks, foundations and universities. For more information on MSI, please visit our website at www.msiworldwide.com.

Project Summary: USAID’s initiative on Women’s Leadership in Small and Medium Enterprises (WLSME) in India aims to address women’s relative absence in the cashew processing sector in order to promote broad-based economic growth and poverty reduction in terms of higher productivity and efficiency gains. The programs focus on addressing critical barriers that limit women entrepreneur’s contribution to the economy, including external constraints, human capital constraints, and information and network constraints across contexts.

Please note: Only Indian citizens are eligible for this position.**

Position Summary: The Local Evaluator will support the MSI evaluation team in the endline phase for the evaluation, starting on or about February 1, 2017. The Evaluator may be based in Chennai, but most of the field work will take place in the Panruti block of Cuddalore district. Expertise in qualitative research methods and data collection, as well as research experience relevant to women’s leadership in SME is required.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide feedback and revisions on the focus group question guides for appropriateness and relevance given the context of the WLSME project.
  • Review translations of the English survey questionnaire and focus group guides into Tamil;
  • Lead and facilitate sixteen focus groups discussions (FGD), with logistical support from partner survey firm.
  • Summarize findings from the FGD into concise reports.
  • Participate in the training of the survey team and oversee and monitor survey data collection through field visits and data entry quality assurance.
  • Interact and coordinate with the survey firm to ensure timely submission of focus group data, including audio recordings, transcripts translated into English, attendance sheets, and signed informed consent, as well as, submission of data collection progress reports.
  • Participate in weekly conference calls with the MSI evaluation team to provide updates on the data collection progress.
  • Perform other technical tasks as assigned by the evaluation team.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s level degree(s) or equivalent in relevant field, such as anthropology, sociology, gender studies, international development, or other.
  • Minimum five (5) years of progressively responsible work experience demonstrating expertise in qualitative research methods, including implementing and leading focus groups.
  • Knowledge of Tamil Nadu context in terms of women’s presence in the cashew processing sector, constraints to entry, and skills trainings.
  • Exceptional organizational and communication skills to work diligently with remote evaluation team.
  • Fluency in Tamil and English required.

Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

MSI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer.

To apply: Please visit our website, www.msiworldwide.com

PI95665259

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Burkina Faso: Appel à propositions – Évaluation finale ‘Projet d’Initiative Postale en Afrique (UE)’

Country: Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, France, Mali
Closing date: 14 Nov 2016

Mandat : Evaluation finale du projet

ONG : Positive Planet – nouveau nom de PlaNet Finance depuis Juin 2015.

Date de la mission: 2 décembre 2016 au 21 février 2017 (12 semaines)

Coordinateur : Sophie Yakoub, sophie.yakoub@positiveplanet.ngo

Soumissionnaires : Entreprises / ONG sont autorisées à soumissionner (personnalité morale) ; individus sont aussi autorisés à soumissionner (personnalité physique). Les consortiums sont autorisés. Un seul soumissionnaire sera contractualisé.

Les questions doivent être soumises par email au plus tard le 04/11/2016.

Propositions technique (PDF) et financière (PDF + Excel) doivent être soumises par email à Positive Planet (sophie.yakoub@positiveplanet.ngo) dans des dossiers séparés au plus tard le 14/11/2016

Au sujet de Positive Planet

La mission de Positive Planet est, partout dans le monde, d’aider les femmes et les hommes à créer les conditions d’un monde meilleur pour les générations futures.

Positive Planet est née de la croissance et de la transformation de PlaNet Finance, dont le mandat initial depuis sa création en 1998 était de lutter contre la pauvreté par le développement de la microfinance. En 20 ans, l’inclusion financière a évolué. D’une série de petites initiatives, elle est aujourd’hui devenue un mouvement de grande ampleur offrant des services financiers et non financiers, améliorant la vie de centaines de millions de personnes.

Aujourd’hui, le défi de notre monde n’est pas tant le développement en lui-même que sa qualité et son orientation vers le long terme : qu’il soit équitable, que l’environnement soit sain, que l’eau soit distribuée, que l’énergie soit abondante et durable, que l’éducation et la santé soient accessibles à tous, et que le développement offre un toit à tous. Quand le développement atteint ces objectifs, il permet à chacun, et particulièrement aux plus pauvres, de réaliser son potentiel, pour le bénéfice des générations suivantes : c’est la définition même de l’économie positive.

Ayant fait évoluer son expérience en inclusion financière, qui reste une part importante de son action, Positive Planet mène aussi depuis plusieurs années des projets centrés sur l’entreprenariat, l’éducation financière et l’organisation des chaînes de valeur. Positive Planet poursuit ces activités tout en élargissant son offre pour toucher toujours plus de bénéficiaires. Elle développe ses projets et mobilise ses experts à travers le monde pour atteindre l’objectif suivant : améliorer l’accès de tous aux services financiers, à l’éducation, à l’entreprenariat, aux marchés, à la santé, au logement, à l’eau et à l’hygiène, et à une énergie propre.

Positive Planet implémente en ce moment 41 projets sur ces thématiques dans 36 pays, impliquant 150 experts. Ces projets sont menés en étroite collaboration avec 82 institutions financières permettant ainsi d’atteindre 1,8 millions de clients actifs. ess, **

Contexte du projet IPM

En 2013, Positive Planet, l’Union Européenne et l’Union Postale Universelle ont donc décidé de lancer un projet intitulé ” Initiative postale d’amélioration des transferts d’argents des migrants en Afrique ». Ce projet se déroule au Burkina Faso, au Cameroun, en Côte d’Ivoire, en France et au Mali. Il a pour but d’améliorer l’offre de transferts d’argent formels, sûrs et bon marché, des migrants sur les corridors Nord-Sud et Sud-Sud en renforçant le service du Mandat Express International distribué par le réseau postal.

Description du projet IPM

Le projet IPM a officiellement été lancé avec le financement de l’Union Européenne le 15 mai 2013, en commençant par la phase de mobilisation. Positive Planet a également élaboré un manuel de procédures pour garantir une gestion appropriée du projet en accord avec les procédures et règlements de l’Union Européenne.

Le projet IPM est principalement financé par l’Union Européenne et cofinancé par des bailleurs publics et privés Caisse des dépôts et consignations (CDC), Coopération Monégasque, Communauté Economique des Etats de l’Afrique de l’Ouest (CEDEAO), Groupe La Poste, Swiss Capacity Building facility (SCBF), SICPA

Les principaux partenaires de Positive Planet sur le projet IPM sont les suivants : Union Postale Universelle (Suisse), SONAPOST (Burkina Faso), Office National des Postes du Mali (Mali), CAMPOST (Cameroun), LA POSTE DE COTE D’IVOIRE (Côte d’ivoire).

Objectifs de l’évaluation :

L’évaluation finale devra répondre principalement aux points listés ci-dessous :

Pertinence

Un projet est pertinent dans la mesure où l’activité de l’aide est adaptée aux priorités et politiques du groupe cible, aux destinataires et donneurs. Pour évaluer la pertinence d’un projet, il est utile de considérer les questions suivantes :

· Les éléments mentionnés dans la logique d’intervention (le cadre logique) du projet sont-ils appropriés – pertinents ? au niveau des ressources, résultats, des objectifs spécifiques et globaux et des hypothèses ?

· Seront analysés en particulier :

o la capacité de chaque partenaire à mener les actions, l’efficacité de la coordination entre les partenaires, et la valeur ajoutée des partenaires dans l’atteinte des objectifs

o le choix des produits financiers et services non financiers, leur création ou adaptation au regard des besoins des groupes cibles ainsi que leur cohérence pour l’atteinte des objectifs

· La pertinence du projet selon les politiques européennes de développement.

Efficacité

Un projet est efficace dans la mesure où une activité atteint ses résultats (cadre logique).

Pour évaluer l’efficacité d’un projet, il est utile de considérer les questions suivantes :

· Dans quelle mesure les objectifs/résultats sont atteints / sont susceptibles d’être atteints grâce aux activités menées ?

· Quels ont été les principaux facteurs qui influent sur la réalisation ou la non-réalisation des objectifs ?

· Seront analysés en particulier :

o la qualité des produits financiers à travers notamment le degré d’utilisation et de satisfaction des produits financiers des groupes cibles

o la qualité des services non financiers (activités de sensibilisation, formation et accompagnement individualisé)

Efficience

L’efficience mesure les sorties – qualitatives et quantitatives – par rapport aux entrées. C’est un terme économique qui signifie que l’aide utilise les ressources les moins coûteuses possibles afin d’atteindre les résultats souhaités. Cela nécessite généralement de comparer des approches alternatives pour atteindre les mêmes résultats, pour voir si le processus le plus efficace a été adopté.

Lors de l’évaluation de l’efficience d’un programme ou d’un projet, il est utile de considérer les questions suivantes :

· L’utilisation des ressources : humaines, financières, de temps a-t-elle été efficiente ?

· Le programme ou le projet a-t-il été mis en œuvre de la manière la plus efficace par rapport à des alternatives ?

· Seront analysés en particulier :

o l’utilisation des ressources humaines et financières pour mener à bien les activités de sensibilisation, formation et accompagnement individualisé

Impact

Les impacts correspondent aux changements positifs et négatifs produits par une intervention de développement, directement ou indirectement, intentionnellement ou non. Cela implique les principaux impacts et les effets résultant de l’activité sur les indicateurs de développement local, social, économique, environnemental et autre. L’examen devrait se préoccuper des résultats à la fois prévus et imprévus et doit également inclure l’impact positif et négatif de facteurs externes, tels que les changements dans les termes de l’échange et les conditions financières.

Lors de l’évaluation de l’impact d’un programme ou d’un projet, il est utile de considérer les questions suivantes :

· Quels ont été les effets du projet à court terme ? Quelles différences réelles les activités sont-elles apportées aux groupes cibles et aux bénéficiaires finaux ?

· Dans quelle mesure le coordinateur du projet analyse-t-il les effets positifs et/ou négatifs du projet sur les bénéficiaires

· Seront analysés en particulier :

o l’apport des produits financiers auprès des groupes cibles et des bénéficiaires finaux

o l’apport des services non financiers auprès des groupes cibles et des bénéficiaires finaux (report définition des groupes et bénéficiaires page X)

Durabilité

La durabilité vise à mesurer si les avantages d’une activité sont susceptibles de continuer après que le financement des bailleurs de fonds ait été retiré. Les projets doivent être aussi bien écologiquement que financièrement durables.

Lors de l’évaluation de la viabilité d’un projet, il est utile de considérer les questions suivantes :

· Dans quelle mesure les groupes cibles et bénéficiaires finaux continueront à utiliser les produits financiers et services non financiers proposés une fois l’aide extérieure terminée ?

· Quels ont été les principaux facteurs qui influencent la réalisation ou la non-réalisation de la durabilité du projet ?

· Seront analysés en particulier :

o la durabilité de l’intégration des produits financiers au sein des partenaires financiers

o la durabilité des services non financiers au sein de l’ensemble des structures partenaires (indiqués en page 3 du présent document)

o la stratégie de communication et de visibilité dont le but est de mutualiser les expériences de chaque partenaire principal et sensibiliser d’autres structures des pays voisins pour répliquer les actions

Méthodologie

La mission d’évaluation devrait commencer le 2 décembre, et prendre fin le 21 février 2017.

Le consultant devrait conduire l’évaluation dans les pays ciblés suivants : Cameroun, France, Cote d’Ivoire, Mali et Burkina Faso (à minima Mali, Burkina Faso et Cameroun).

La mission sera divisée selon les phases suivantes :

Phase 1 : préparation

  1. Kick off meeting (réunion à distance sur Skype possible) avec l’équipe IPM et le Comité d’évaluation externe pour définir la portée de l’étude : rappel des objectifs et des livrables de la mission, la définition de la méthodologie globale et la planification de la mission, le partage des documents et des outils internes, l’identification des clés correspondantes

  2. Examen des documents : le consultant aura accès aux documents internes sur IPM (cadre logique, des outils de suivi, rapports d’activité, données financières/budget …)

  3. Elaboration de la méthodologie précise et du calendrier à suivre

  4. Sélection de l’échantillon d’acteurs (membres du personnel des postes partenaires et des associations des migrants, les bénéficiaires des formations sur l’éducation financière, les clients des postes partenaires,…) à interroger basée sur des critères impartiaux et pertinents

  5. Rédaction de modèles d’enquête et des lignes directrices pour les entrevues

  6. Réunion de validation sur la méthodologie, les outils et la planification

Livrable :

  • Minute du Kick off meeting comprenant les objectifs de la mission, le calendrier des activités, les outils validés, la méthodologie etc…

Phase 2 : La collecte des données (sources primaires et secondaires)

Le consultant peut mettre en œuvre les activités suivantes – mais sans s’y limiter :

  • Mener des entretiens approfondis avec les principaux intervenants, partenaires et bénéficiaires

  • Conduire des discussions de groupe (Focus group discussions) avec les bénéficiaires

  • Procéder à une enquête quantitative avec un échantillon représentatif de bénéficiaires

  • Animer potentiellement un atelier d’évaluation avec les parties prenantes du projet durant le séminaire de capitalisation du projet (date encore à définir). Merci de faire une proposition considérant aussi la non-tenue de cet atelier.

Livrables :

  • Rapport de terrain incluant la description des activités menées sur le terrain, la synthèse des groupes de discussion (les principales constatations et citations) et la synthèse de l’atelier d’évaluation avec les parties prenantes si effectivement tenu.

  • Base de données de l’enquête quantitative sous format SPSS ou Excel

Phase 3 : Analyse des données et rédaction des livrables + débriefing

Le Consultant doit fournir le rapport d’évaluation comme suit :

  • Première version le 27 janvier 2017 pour que l’équipe du projet puisse faire ses retours

  • Une réunion de présentation des principaux résultats le 2 février 2017 (à distance sur Skype)

  • Version finale le 15 février 2017, incluant un résumé structuré selon les critères d’évaluation (pertinence, efficacité etc.), des témoignages de bénéficiaires pour chaque pays. Toute autre information pertinente sera ajoutée dans les annexes.

Le rapport devra contenir une matrice incluant en ligne le cadre logique (activités+ résultats + objectifs) selon les critères d’évaluation en colonne décrivant les principaux constats (modèle sera fourni).

Profil du Consultant

Le profil du Chef de projet de l’évaluation doit répondre aux exigences suivantes :

  • Master ou diplôme équivalent (ou supérieur) en économie, business, développement international, finance, sciences sociales ou humaines ou expérience équivalente dans les missions d’évaluation
  • Minimum de 8 ans d’expérience sur les activités de suivi et d’évaluation avec au moins 3 ans d’expérience internationale sur les évaluations d’impact externes pour des projets financés par l’Union européenne et de préférence dans les pays en développement
  • Expérience dans les évaluations externes en particulier pour les projets financés par l’UE
  • Expertise en inclusion financière (produits financiers et non financiers) et bonne connaissance des institutions et/ou réseaux publics, idéalement opérateurs postaux
  • Expertise en Afrique de l’Ouest et Afrique Centrale
  • 3 projets minimum évalués au cours des 5 dernières années selon la méthodologie de l’Union européenne et les critères de l’OCDE
  • Maîtrise parfaite du français (parlé et écrit)
  • Capacité à travailler dans un projet multipartenaires et dans un environnement multiculturel

En ce qui concerne le profil des évaluateurs membres de l’équipe :

  • Master ou diplôme équivalent (ou supérieur) en Economie, business, développement international, finance, sciences sociales ou humaines ou expérience équivalente dans les missions d’évaluation
  • Minimum de 3 ans d’expérience en matière de suivi et d’évaluation
  • Connaissance et compréhension approfondies de la méthodologie d’évaluation externe de l’Union européenne
  • Maîtrise du français (parlé et écrit)
  • Capacité à travailler dans un projet multipartenaires et dans un environnement multiculturel

How to apply:

Les questions doivent être soumises par email (sophie.yakoub@positiveplanet.ngo) au plus tard le 04/11/2016.

Propositions technique (PDF) et financière (PDF + Excel) doivent être soumises par email à Positive Planet (sophie.yakoub@positiveplanet.ngo) dans des dossiers séparés au plus tard le 14/11/2016

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Developing a methodology to define and measure ‘organisational effectiveness’ through British Red Cross’ work with international partners

Organization: British Red Cross
Closing date: 10 Nov 2016

Do you want to help the British Red Cross develop a methodology to define and measure ‘organisational effectiveness’ though our work with our international partners?
We have committed to developing a definition of organisational effectiveness and organisational strengthening policy/framework and methodology to measure it, based on existing tools and established promising practice within and outside the Movement by mid 2017. The ambition is then to use this framework as a basis to gather evidence of improved organisational effectiveness of a number of National Society partners, assessed using an agreed methodology (with other Movement actors where appropriate) which clearly links to National Society ability to fulfil their mandate and have greater humanitarian impact by 2019.

In order to help us achieve this, the objectives of this consultancy are:

a) To develop a common definition of ‘organisational development’ and ‘organisational effectiveness’ in the context of BRC’s international work on Red Cross/Red Crescent National Society development (which could be articulated as part of a wider theory of change)

b) To develop an organisational development policy/framework, and methodology to measure organisational effectiveness

c) To provide guidance on how to operationalize these within the context of BRC’s international work on Red Cross/Red Crescent National Society development

d) To provide follow up support/guidance on the implementation of the definitions, organisational development policy/framework and methodology to measure

Full Terms of Reference are attached.

How to apply:

The deadline for submission is: 5pm GMT on Thursday 10th November 2016 and applications should be sent to Megan Landeros on: mlanderos@redcross.org.uk

Short-listed candidates will then be invited to discuss their applications in person/over skype during the week starting Mon 28th November, and a final decision will be made by Friday 2nd Dec 2016.

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Kenya: Monitoring, Evaluation, Reporting and Learning Manager

Organization: Adam Smith International
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 31 Oct 2016

Period of Performance

Start date: 14 November 2016

End Date: 13 November 2017

Background

The Somalia Stability Fund is a multi-donor fund working towards a peaceful, secure, and stable Somalia. It offers Somali stakeholders a source of multi-year funding that can respond to local needs and opportunities. Its aim is to provide sustained support over the longer term to local process of building stability in Somalia, and to help areas become stable over the medium-term whilst building their linkages to a national framework.

It seeks to be flexible, and to respond to the context as it evolves, addressing priorities and approaches developed by local stakeholders. The Stability Fund aims to address the security, development and political drivers of conflict to achieve the following outcomes:

  1. Legitimate, viable governance structures that are able to make and enforce rules locally; and
  2. Existing and emerging conflicts are brought to conclusion and risks of future conflicts are mitigated.

The SSF is guided by key principles of local ownership and sustainability. It is committed to high-quality programming. This entails investments that:

  • generate and use high quality evidence on Somalia, and adapt in light of it;
  • build on the organizational capacity of its investees/partners;
  • foster partnerships between Somali and International organizations;
  • deliver value for money; and
  • deliver lasting and meaningful impact

The Fund seeks to promote innovative and diverse investments that enhance local capacity, support local priorities, and contribute towards peace and stability in Somalia. As a learning organization, it invests directly in understanding the Somali context, political and conflict dynamics, and the impact of its investments.

Purpose

As the Fund grows in complexity and size, SSF will have a robust Knowledge Management and Communications unit responsible for all aspects of Fund and Investment level monitoring, evaluation, reporting, learning and communications. The Knowledge Management and Communications Manager will supervise the four-member unit, lead learning and capacity building efforts for staff and SSF partners, oversee enhancements to the Knowledge Management Database, and develop and enforce the SSF II Results Framework.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

Results Framework Development

  • Lead revisions and adaptation of the SSF II results framework and Theory of Change, in coordination with DFID, in order to ensure that it is aligned with the overall SSF II Strategy and emerging learning.
  • Monitor progress, support impact evaluation and ensure that the results framework remains relevant vis-à-vis emerging evidence and learning. Coordination
  • Through the Team Leader, coordinate closely with DFID, the Secretariat Office (SO) and the SSF Fund Manager team on all issues related to knowledge management, learning, reporting and communications.
  • Enable the Team Leader to facilitate information sharing to support the SO policy advisors and Conflict advisor.
  • Ensure that feedback from the SO on evolving strategy informs implementation Investment Performance & Learning Plan
  • Lead implementation of the SSF II Investment Performance & Learning Plan, including M&E guidelines, tools and systems for SSF and its partners
  • Review Investee reports, and ensure key results and learning are captured and easily accessible on the Knowledge Management Database
  • Provide oversight and support to the Performance & Learning Management Analyst and the M&E and Database Manager
  • Develop tools and enhance Investment Managers capacity to track and report on investment performance and learning of their respective portfolios
  • Lead Monthly, quarterly and annual report development with Team Leader support and guidance
  • Coordinate closely with the Gender Advisor, to ensure gender is integrated into all aspects of SSF investment design, M&E and reporting.

Learning

  • Manage the SSF learning log, and contribute to ASI Somalia learning log, including implementing actions agreed against each learning
  • Organize Learning Forums for Investees and SSF staff to share information
  • Coach, guide and mentor SSF team and partners as needed
  • Lead capacity building for staff and investees on all aspects of M&E and Problem Driven Iterative Adaptation (PDIA); and, in coordination with experts, lead thematic training on gender, conflict sensitive programming (Do No Harm), Value for Money (VfM) assessments and other themes based on need
  • Ensure all M&E and learning systems and approaches are applied consistently across the SSF core team and partners
  • Identify capacity gaps and develop TORs to draw upon additional Short Term Technical Assistance to deliver training to SSF staff and investees
  • Ensure evidence gathered through research feeds into programming and that SSF investment adapt to the evolving strategy of SSF II.
  • Enrich the SSF II strategy with input from SSF investments and learning from implementation experience

Communicating Learning & Results

  • Develop communications products and in order for the Team Leader to share information on learning to a wider audience in addition to SSF partners and donors
  • Coordinate the deliverables and support expected from the Communications Specialist and the Communications Advisor

Oversee Research to Measure Outcome and Impact

  • Provide quality assurance and guidance for Investee Baseline and End-line research
  • Oversee thematic impact evaluations to generate a body of evidence to inform future investment and programming decisions
  • Develop TORs, manage procurement and selection of research firms to measure SSF’s overall outcomes and impact.
  • Manage research and M&E firms selected for specific work streams

Deliverables

  • SSF Learning Log
  • Semi-annual Learning and Capacity Building training plan
  • Monthly, Quarterly and Annual Reports
  • Results Framework including log frame updated annually
  • Annual Thematic and Regional Learning Documents
  • Other Deliverables as requested by the Team Leader

Reporting

The Knowledge Management and Communications Manager will report to the SSF II Team Leader.

Qualifications

  • Minimum ten years’ experience managing monitoring and evaluation, and knowledge management for large complex projects
  • Advanced degree in Social Sciences
  • Minimum seven years’ experience leading research aimed at measuring outcome and impact level change
  • 5 years’ experience in Somalia or other Fragile and Conflict Affected Country
  • Substantive knowledge and prior experience working on governance, stabilization or peacebuilding programs
  • Fluency in Somali highly desirable but not required.

How to apply:

Application instructions: Please submit your cover letter and CV to Admin.Africa@adamsmithinternational.com by 31st October 2016. Please include title of the position on the subject line.

Adam Smith International is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices.

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United States of America: Knowledge Management Director for Ebola Pillar II

Organization: International Business & Technical Consultants, Inc.
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 07 Nov 2016

International Business & Technical Consultants, Inc. (IBTCI), a U.S. based international development consulting company established in 1987, has worked in over one hundred countries and implemented over two hundred projects. IBTCI serves government agencies, private sector companies and several donor agencies. IBTCI specializes in Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) across many sectors including, but not limited to, conflict and crisis, democracy & governance, economic growth, education, environment, and global health.

Responsibilities

Position Title: Knowledge Management Director for Ebola Pillar II

Reports to: Chief of Party for Ebola Pillar II

Position Description: This is a Full-time Exempt position.**

In this role you will be responsible for Knowledge Management component of the Ebola Pillar II activities in West Africa including Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leonne. We require someone who is assertive, works with a sense of urgency and possesses a strong work ethic. This position is based in our Vienna, VA Home Office, and with periodic work in our Washington DC Office.

Essential Duties/Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Assess knowledge management needs, develop strategies to meet those needs, identify and obtain required resources and ensure access by the mission’s staff and management;
  • Create methodology and approach for extracting knowledge from program implementation processes and data;
  • Build a repository of best practices in knowledge management and sharing for use by mission’s staff and management;
  • Promote knowledge sharing through the mission’s operational business processes and systems by strengthening collaboration between Technical Units, external partners, and the information systems to facilitate seamless exchange of information across the system;
  • Promote collaboration tools such as activity rooms to facilitate sharing of ideas and information among mission’s teams and between mission’s staff and external partners;
  • Provide support for the establishment and nurturing of communities of practice, including workshops and one-on-one guidance;
  • Promote sharing of experiences across communities of practice, Technical Units, and networks;
  • Develop and encourage innovative approaches in knowledge management and sharing
  • Help establish a mechanism to monitor and evaluate the mission’s knowledge management and sharing system, including dissemination information about the Agency to internal and external audiences, organizing knowledge sharing events, etc.;
  • Available to travel to the field as required by the Pillar II SOW
  • Drafting technical and non-technical sections of SOW related to capacity building, KM and learning.
  • Representing IBTCI in business development or project implementation meetings with partners or clients.
  • Supervise IT consultant on Ebola Pillar II project.

  • Might serve as primary DC-based point of contact with client in the absence of Chief of Party for Ebola Pillar II.

Additional Duties/Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Represent IBTCI in industry conference and workshops
  • Author white papers or report to promote IBTCI intellectual prowess in KM related to M&E
  • Provide in-house training to home and field staff on KM
  • Attend management meetings and contribute to strategic and business plans as needed
  • Other duties/tasks as assigned

Qualifications

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:**

  • Demonstrate familiarity with USAID’s Evaluation Policy and guidance included in the USAID Automated Directive System (ADS) in chapter 200.

  • Demonstrated experience in Global Health within two or more of the following areas: HIV/AIDS, infectious diseases, non-communicable diseases, malaria, TB, Orphan Vulnerable & Children, reproductive health and family planning, nutrition, water and sanitation, health information system among others

  • Experience designing KM and Learning systems for international development projects.

  • Experience designing and implementing strategic communication plans for country –level programs.

  • Experience in all aspects of the KM process: needs assessment, strategies development, KM design and methodology, repository design and usage, KM system and processes, information system, information sharing, building communities of practices, usage of innovative approaches, M&E of KM;

  • Experience with web platforms, electronic communications, social media and knowledge management principles.

  • Overseas experience working in KM and Learning.

  • Extensive ability to travel overseas is integral.

  • Demonstrable results orientation, flexibility and problem solving skills.

  • Strong communication skills (oral and written) required.

  • Proven ability to organize and share information effectively

  • Native fluency in the English language is required; a working competence in French is desirable.

  • Well-organized with strong attention to detail.

Minimum Requirements:

Experience:**

  • Five to 10 years of experience in knowledge Management, Communication and organizational learning of foreign assistance activities and other related fields plus.
  • Ten years of experience in program management of foreign assistance or donor activities.

Required Education:

  • Master’s degree in Communication, Social Sciences, International Affairs, International Development, Policy Analysis, Economics, Public Administration, Business Administration, Statistics or another related field; emphasis information-related aspect of international development.

Working Conditions: Work is performed in a typical corporate office environment.

Physical Requirements: Work is generally sedentary, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear, and use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision. The employee must occasionally lift or move up to 25 pounds.

Supervisory Responsibility: The IT contractor/ consultant will report to this position.

Travel: At least an average of 25% to 35% travel for project implementation and/or project management of business development initiatives. (Percentages may vary depending on portfolio of projects and IBTCI practice needs).

Work Authorization: Candidate must be authorized to work in the U.S.A.

Working Conditions: Work is performed in a typical corporate office environment.

Physical Requirements: Ability to lift up to twenty five pounds.

No phone calls please. Applications will be acknowledged, but only final candidates for particular activities will be contacted.

We are an equal opportunity employer. Prospective employees will receive consideration without discrimination of race, creed, religion, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status. We are an E-verify employer.

How to apply:

To Apply: Please visit https://careers-ibtci.icims.com/jobs/1220/knowledge-management-director-for-ebola-pillar-ii/job

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Mexico: Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist

Organization: Social Impact
Country: Mexico
Closing date: 21 Oct 2016

Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, Mexico Civil Society Activity, Mexico City, Mexico

Social Impact (SI) is a Washington, DC-area international development management consulting firm. SI’s mission is to improve the effectiveness of international development programs in improving people’s lives. We provide a full range of management consulting, technical assistance, and training services to strengthen international development programs, organizations, and policies. We provide services globally in the areas of monitoring and evaluation, strategic planning, project and program design, organizational capacity building, and gender and social analysis. SI services cross-cut all development sectors including democracy and governance, health and education, the environment, and economic growth. SI’s clients include US government agencies such as USAID, the Millennium Challenge Corporation, the US Department of State, bilateral donors, multilateral development banks, foundations, and non-profits.

Project Objective:
The Mexico Civil Society Activity (CSA) seeks to improve the institutional capacity and sustainability of Mexican Intermediate Support Organizations (ISOs) and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) engaged in activities related to crime and violence prevention, criminal justice reform, and human rights in Mexico.

Position Description:
SI is seeking a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Specialist for the USAID/Mexico Civil Society Activity. The M&E Specialist will oversee the monitoring of program objectives through quantitative and qualitative tools. This position will be full-time and based in Mexico.

Please note: This is a local position. Only Mexican citizens will be considered**

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and update the Performance Management Plan (PMP).
  • Ensure the accuracy and effectiveness of calculation methodologies used in the PMP.
  • Establish data collection and management systems.
  • Provide performance data, ensuring data integrity and verifying data.
  • Train CSO grantees and program staff in the use of M&E tools and the capturing of indicator-driven data.
  • Communicate project results to SI staff, donors, partners and other stakeholders.
  • Ensure chief of party and project staff understand their roles and responsibilities for project monitoring and evaluation including data collection and data analysis.
  • Regularly review data collection processes, perform data quality assessments, and make adjustments as needed.
  • Contribute to the development of project deliverables, including annual work plans and quarterly reports.
  • Review and adjust performance monitoring plan annually or as needed.

  • Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in statistics, monitoring and evaluation, economics, business or related field required; Advanced degree preferred.

  • Demonstrated skills and experience in monitoring and evaluation for USAID-funded projects

  • Must possess at least 10 years of experience in designing and implementing M&E results; frameworks; developing PMPs, work plans and indicators, monitoring on-going programs for USAID or other large donor organizations required.

  • Experience providing training to staff and civil society organizations on M&E required.

  • Must be fluent in English and Spanish.

  • Deadline to apply: Friday, October 21, 2016.

Come join our energetic and innovative team! We offer you the opportunity to play a leading role in the growth of our company, work as part of a creative and committed team, and make a difference in the well-being of our world.
To learn more about Social Impact, please visit our website: http://www.socialimpact.com

SI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Only selected candidates will be contacted for an interview. Please, no phone calls.

How to apply:

http://chp.tbe.taleo.net/chp02/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=SOCIIMPA2&cws=1&rid=1164

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France: Un Référent Santé (H/F) – Paris

Organization: Action Contre la Faim
Country: France
Closing date: 07 Nov 2016

Nous recherchons pour le Département Expertise & Plaidoyer

UN RÉFÉRENT SANTÉ (H/F)

Basé à Paris 17ème

Mission:** Sous la supervision du Référent du Secteur Nutrition & Santé, vous aurez pour mission de garantir la pertinence, la qualité, l’adéquation et la mise en oeuvre des activités de santé dans les pays d’intervention d’ACF. Plus précisément, vos activités seront :

Assurer la mise en œuvre de la stratégie et des positionnements en santé d’ACF

· Assurer le suivi de la stratégie d’intervention en santé d’ACF dans les pays d’intervention

· Poursuivre le développement des documents de cadrage, de positionnement, de briefing en santé et des outils

· Etre le point focal technique pour le plaidoyer en santé

Apporter un support technique et stratégique aux missions (incluant des visites terrain), à la demande des Référents Techniques Opérationnels (RTO)

· Apporter un support aux RTO Nutrition & Santé pour l’analyse des problématiques médicales et des enjeux de santé publique dans leurs pays d’intervention

· Conseiller les Responsables de programmes nutrition & santé et les Responsables de Département nutrition & santé sur les sujets liés à la santé

· Apporter un soutien technique à la définition de projets

· Évaluer la performance des programmes à travers les indicateurs des outils de suivi et évaluation

Manager l’équipe Santé

· Apporter un support au pharmacien dans le déploiement de documents de cadrage pharmacie et le soutien aux missions

· Superviser, accompagner et coordonner les déploiements du médecin volant (l’accompagner particulièrement sur son travail sur l’amélioration de la prise en charge hospitalière de la malnutrition et du paquet santé reproductive et de l’enfant)

Animer le processus d’apprentissage interne en santé et développer des approches innovantes

· Effectuer une veille scientifique en fournissant des mises à jour régulières aux équipes techniques concernant les dernières recommandations internationales en santé et évidences scientifiques

· Accompagner le développement et la mise en œuvre de projets pilotes en santé

· Participer à la collecte des données du terrain, leur analyse et en assurer la capitalisation

· Identifier et développer des activités de recherche en santé

Assurer les fonctions de coordination, représentation et communication dans le domaine de la santé

· Animer la réflexion et le travail des différents secteurs d’ACF pour permettre une approche coordonnée en santé

· Intervenir activement dans la coordination sectorielle en France et au niveau mondial (Cluster, Inter ONG…)

· Promouvoir le développement de partenariats globaux (entreprises, universités, centres recherche, etc)

· Promouvoir les financements des projets d’ACF par l’approche de bailleurs

· Présenter des productions ACF dans des colloques, fora nationaux et internationaux et contribuer à la rédaction d’articles dans des revues techniques, scientifiques ou grand public

Apporter un soutien au recrutement et à la formation des équipes médico-nutritionnelles

· Participer à la définition des besoins en formation pour les équipes siège et terrain

· Développer, mettre à jour et assurer les formations en santé

· Participer au recrutement des équipes médicales expatriées et nationales

· Assurer la supervision des équipes volantes médicales.

Profil Recherché:** Titulaire d’une formation de type Master/ Doctorat en médecine ou d’un diplôme d’état de sage-femme ou infirmier, accompagné idéalement d’un master en santé publique, vous disposez d’au moins 5 ans d’expériences dans le domaine de la santé dont 3 ans sur le terrain et/ou siège au sein d’une organisation de solidarité internationale.

Vous avez impérativement une connaissance approfondie des principes et théories en santé et maitrisez les modes de fonctionnement et stratégies des partenaires associés. Vous êtes par ailleurs doté de connaissances en santé publique et maitrisez les principes de la gestion de projet.

Organisé et autonome, vous êtes reconnu pour vos grandes capacités d’analyse et de synthèse, et êtes à l’aise dans l’animation de formation et de groupes de travail.

Anglais courant (oral et écrit) exigé.

Statut:** Cadre Autonome – CDD (6/7 mois en remplacement de congé maternité) – Temps Plein

Conditions Salariales:** De 39 à 46 K€ bruts annuels sur 13 mois selon expérience, 19 jours de RTT, titres restaurant à 8 € (prise en charge à 60% par ACF), complémentaire santé (prise en charge à 80% par ACF), remboursement 50 % transport en commun

Prise de poste: Janvier/Février 2017**

Conditions particulières et aptitudes:** Station assise prolongée, expression orale, travail sur écran, contacts

téléphoniques.

ACF est engagé dans une politique d’emploi en faveur des travailleurs handicapés.

How to apply:

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Kenya: ToR Evaluation of Kenya Peaceful Youth and Communities Program

Organization: American Friends Service Committee
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 21 Oct 2016

1. History of the program

The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) is a Quaker organization that includes people of various faiths who are committed to social justice, peace, and humanitarian service. Its work is based on the Quaker belief in the worth of every person and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice.

AFSC started an exploratory program in Kenya in 2012 following a board decision. The Kenya’ program was launched in September 2012 by the International Program Executive Committee (IPEC) in accordance with the AFSC’ Strategic Plan (2014-2018). In 2013, a conflict analysis was done which informed the design of the Kenya Program document in 2014. The Kenya Program was initially designed to address three of the strategic priority areas identified at that time, namely:

  • Economically empowered youth become champions for peace and reconciliation,
  • Enhanced capacities of youth-related peace agencies to actively participate in peace-building initiatives at community and national levels.
  • Improved coherence, coordination, and synergy amongst key agencies and networks working toward conflict resolution and sustainable peace-building in Kenya.

It was not until 2014 that work was started under the third priority due to limited human and financial resources. With AFSC providing an annual budget of US$ 50,000 as seed money, the program started off in 2014 with national level work under the third priority strategy expanding to cover the second strategy in 2015 in partnership with ‘Quaker led organizations including Alternative to Violence Trust (AVPT), Friends in Peace and Community Development (FPCD) and Friends Church Peace Teams (FCPT). The budget for Kenya Program has since increased to US$76,011 in FY16.

However, due to various reasons, some of the partners are not through with implementation of the pilot phase. The Program was implemented by the Associate Regional Director (ARD) who had 50%-time allocation with support of a part-time intern. In August 2016, the program recruited a full-time Program Officer to work closely with the ARD and supported by an Intern.

Following the Kenya exploratory Program and subsequent pilots, AFSC is at a stage of making a look back and evaluate the Program and to design a new Program phase that is informed by the current context/conflict analysis as well as the evaluation/assessment on progress made in implementing the Kenya Peaceful youth and their Communities Program (KPYCP).

2. The Rationale of the Evaluation

The evaluation aims to assess the relevance, efficiency, effectiveness, and sustainability of the program, the current operational context and the outcomes so far of AFSC’s work to the youth and their targeted communities. The evaluation is being conducted at end of 18 months of the pilot phase so as to inform the next phase of the program. The findings and recommendations of this evaluation will inform AFSC future program undertakings in Kenya. The evaluation will also contribute to improving the program’s methodology, strategy and approach of namely, AVP and HIPP.

The Specific Objectives are:

· To evaluate the extent at which planned program results have been achieved in line with the three strategic priorities mentioned above and document it.

· To assess the appropriateness of the program design including targeting, approaches, partnerships to achieve the intended results and advise on way forward.

· Recommend a way forward or any adjustments to the program grounded in the findings, lessons learnt, recommendations, and practicality of the intervention.

· Provide evidence-based, relevant, and practical recommendations that will inform a 3-year fundable Program Proposal for the Kenya Program.

· Appraise, review and recommend improvements in the program’s monitoring and evaluation system.

The Users

The evaluation findings, lessons and recommendations will be used primarily by AFSC, partners and program participants, supporters of the program. The evaluation findings will also help contribute to AFSC’s toolkit in terms of best practices in program design, approach, and implementation. Findings may also be used in AFSC and partner messaging regarding best practices and success stories in youth-focused peace building.

3. Task Description

a) The Scope of the Evaluation

The evaluation will look into the following aspects:

  1. Program objectives/outputs;

  2. Implementation;

  3. Program partnerships;

  4. Monitoring and evaluation;

  5. Sustainability of results;

  6. Scalability of the program;

  7. Conclusions and lessons learnt.

  8. Design of the new three-year proposal of the Kenya Program.

  9. SWOT analysis of the Kenya Program including.

The consultancy will cover the following geographical areas: Nairobi, Kakamega and Samburu where the program is implemented. The consultant will also explore and recommend next potential target areas based on the findings on the ground.

The consultant will assess the quantitative and qualitative achievements of the intended goals of the pilot work, namely the (Alternatives to Violence Project) and the HIPP (Help Increase Peace Project). The consultant will also review relevant program documents to validate the appropriateness of target groups, target areas, partnerships and alliances, as well as approaches and methodology.

The consultant will review all documentation regarding the Kenya Peace Conference (KPC) and assess the relevance, efficiency, effectiveness and outcomes of AFSC convening of the KPC. The Consultant will also review the capacity of the program implementing partners and make recommendations that will inform plans for their capacity development and their future engagements with AFSC.

The consultant will also review the Kenya Peace infrastructures and policies and advise AFSC on relevant, efficient, and effective ways of engagement in order to achieve Shared Security goals and national priorities.

b). Context of the Program

A Conflict Analysis commissioned by AFSC revealed that although there are a number of actors in peace building and conflict transformation, in the country, there is lack of coherence and no shared vision for peace. It also revealed a gap in coordination not only at national level, but also between the local level and national level. Among the key factors driving conflict, poverty and unemployment featured strongly. These factors render the youth vulnerable to gangs, war and crime. It is on basis of the integrated assessment of the requirements for catalyzing and consolidating a comprehensive national peace program, that AFSC has drafted this proposal to contribute in addressing some of the critical gaps.

The key focus of the program was to contribute to addressing unequal distribution of resources and lack of coordination amongst peace players. The underlying cause of conflict is premised within this inequality. Kenya’s conflict problem is big and dates back to colonial times. A systemic change is required to address structural causes of conflict in Kenya which include: Marginalization, Land tenure systems, Historical injustices, Manipulation of ethnicity, Identity consciousness, Unequal resource distribution and Human rights violations. The AFSC Kenya peaceful youth and their communities Program was to choose to focus on proximate factors of conflict based on the current strengths and comparative advantage. The emerging program focus was youth employment, with integrated livelihoods and peace building. Our contribution to income generating projects will mainly be at policy advocacy level, with demonstrable initiatives at community level for evidence, and example of individual and societal change. We will work through partnerships and collaboration with peace actors with a view to improving economic empowerment of youth. Youth targeting was aimed at changing their attitude, developing leaders and later peace ambassadors. In order to realize a systemic change, AFSC was to work with other players including Quaker organizations who are engaged in breaking the cycle of violence. Most of these organizations have been employing the AVP (Alternative to violence approach) which has led to individual transformation at some scale. The Program will seek to leverage actors using AFSC comparative advantage through CSO engagement, linking Society of Friends in Kenya with other key actors and people in the country in order to corporately influence change at societal level.

This Peaceful youth and their communities Program was therefore designed to: a) Promote common vision and leverage on synergetic efforts of peace actors to tackle underlying causes of conflict. b) Increase youth livelihood action; Production and business skills and business startups and c) contribute to developing youth and partner capacity and ownership for Peace building.

Goal and key outcomes: The main goal of the program was to transform institutions and societies by promoting a culture of peace among the youth and their communities in Kenya. We were to work in partnership with other stakeholders to achieve the following key outcomes:

  1. Improved Coherence, Coordination and synergy amongst key agencies and networks working toward conflict resolution and peace building efforts in Kenya.

  2. Economically empowered young men and women become champions for peace and reconciliation.

  3. Enhanced capacities of youth, women and related peace agencies to actively participate in peace building initiatives at community and national levels.

See attached Program Concept note for further details.

c). Timeframe

The consultancy will be carried out in a maximum of 15 working days during the month of November 2016, with field work scheduled to take place between November1-14, 2016. Final report should be submitted to AFSC not later than December 30, 2016.

d). Evaluation Questions:

Program evaluation questions will include:

· Appraise the Program design in its current form

· What have been the strengths and weaknesses of the program?

· What were the main successes and challenges of the one-year pilot program in Kenya?

· Extent to which Program outcomes were realized, what could be done differently and what should continue?

· What should the program continue working on, and in what field of work is there a need to revise the program planning?

· What Lessons have been learnt from the pilot work, whether to scale up pilot components where, how and with whom?

· Are the objectives of the program relevant to the current country context, administrative devolved structures and current conflict analysis?

· Are the objectives of the program realistic?

· Are the theories of change relevant and/or realistic?

· How relevant is the Program to Kenya’s conflict analysis?

· How do the beneficiaries of the program see its effect on their lives? How many beneficiaries were reached? What is their ethnic, age bracket, gender and economic background?

· Has AFSC been successful in reaching diverse communities within Kenyan communities? What are some ways AFSC could do to leverage their diversity?

· How aligned is the AFSC Kenya Program to national policies and strategies of devolution?

· How aligned is the Kenya Program to the AFSC Africa Strategy and shared security strategy?

· Is the Country program relevant to the Kenya context? What is the current context /conflict analysis and what kind of interventions strategies do you think are suitable to cause change?

· How Relevant do you find the following initially planned outcome of the, Kenya Program ‘’economically empowered youth become champions for peace and reconciliation” What activities do you think are needed to realize this outcome if need be. Would that address the nexus between peace and livelihoods?

Partner relations:

  • What is the added value of the different partners?
  • What can be improved in the relationship with partners?
  • How diverse are the program partners? What populations are not represented and should be?
  • Are the objectives of the program relevant for the partners? Were the partners involved in shaping the programs development? If so, how?
  • What support should AFSC offer partners other than financial support?
  • Have partners improved their capacity to implement programs due to AFSC’s support? Have they modified any of their programs due to AFSC’s support? What other changes or benefits and added value have resulted from partnership with AFSC?
  • Does the Program have strategic partnerships, alliances and coalitions necessary to realize the goals?

AFSC’s Role:

  • What is AFSC’s niche? Does AFSC’s work with the different partners compliment or duplicate the work of other actors?
  • Are the program results cost effective? How is the effect of different aspects of the program measured against the resources allocated for it?
  • How known is AFSC’s Kenya program work in the country? How much visibility does AFSC have as an organization in this work?
  • Does AFSC have the necessary resources to deliver the intended goals?

· What resources/ donors are available for peace Programs out there and how can AFSC leverage her comparative advantage to tap into these resources? Identify funding opportunities.

  • Any other questions as deemed fit by the evaluator. Additional questions shall be based on the OECD/DAC Criteria and Bread for the World’s “Recommended Guideline for the Preparation of Terms of Reference for Evaluations” focusing on relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, and sustainability (see Appendix 1 for the criteria and standard questions).

4. Evaluation Process/Methodology and Approach

The consultant will come up with an appropriate methodology to carry out this evaluation.

The consultancy will be carried out in a maximum of 15 working days during the month of November 2016. The evaluation should be carried out within this period, including field work scheduled to take place between the 1st November and the 11th November, 2016. Final report should be submitted to AFSC not later than 30th December 2016.

The Consultant will come up with an appropriate methodology for this evaluation. Suggested methodology will involve but not limited to:

Reading background information and program documents such as the Africa Strategic plan, the Africa draft shared security strategy, Kenya conflict analysis, the annual plans and reports, the base line surveys, the KPC working group annual plans, conference reports 2014, 2015 and any activity or partner reports as needed.

Interviews will be held with program stakeholders among which include implementing and strategic partners such as AVPT, FCPT, FCPD, Kenya Unites, CREATA (**Centre for Regeneration and Empowerment of Africa through Africa)** and Peace Net. The consultant will after the desk review hold an inception meeting to present the inception report which has to include a refined methodology, list of interviewees and final evaluation plan. The field work should consult with not only the partners of AFSC’s Kenya program (6 partners), but also the INGO’s working on similar issues and relevant key

actors in the peace sector National Steering Committee (NSC), National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC), TJRC (Transitional Justice and Reconciliation Commission) and Kenya Peace Conference (KPC) members. etc.).

Focus group discussions may be held with project participants as appropriate

The consultant will work in close collaboration with the Kenya Program team and later debrief the AFSC management team and validate the draft report with AFSC team and partners before producing a final report.

  1. Products of the consultancy

The consultant is expected to produce the following:

  1. Inception Report: in English, maximum 5 pages, electronic copy.

  2. Draft report and presentation of main findings and recommendations to the joint partners meeting convened by AFSC in October.

  3. Final Evaluation Report: in English, not to exceed 30 pages (without annexes), including a brief executive summary due December 30, 2016.

    All final products have to be submitted in English. The consultant will be responsible for any translation needed in order to perform this evaluation.

    The final report should include the following:

  4. Executive Summary

  5. Introduction

  6. Methodology and approach

  7. Main findings per strategic priority

  8. Conclusions

  9. Recommendations

  10. Annexes will include among others: TORs, Inception Report, Questionnaires, list of interviewees, list of partners enjoined in the report, etc.

6. Budget

Provide a detailed budget as well as a description of the specific deliverables that will be submitted, and expected schedule of compensation.

Guide to Call for Proposals:

AFSC would like to hire a consultant who will carry out the program evaluation to inform design a new three-year Program Phase based on evaluation recommendations on the best program design based on the evaluation findings

The Consultants will submit a narrative and financial proposal in response to these ToR by 21st October 2016

Only applications submitted within this timeframe will be reviewed.

Successful candidates will be shortlisted and given feedback within a week’s time of submission.

Qualification requirements:

  • The successful consultant should have peace building background with minimum of 5 years’ experience carrying out reviews and evaluations of peace programs. S/He should have demonstrable experience in developing relevant bankable proposals.

  • S/He should have experience developing theories of change and hands on experience working with the results framework.

  • S/He should have knowledge of the RPP framework- (Reflecting Peace Practice).

  • The consultant should be able to complete and submit the assignment within one month period.

  • The consultant should have broader experience working with relevant peace building approaches including AVP, Do no harm (DNH) and strengthening local capacities for peace.

  • Experience working with/ evaluating youth, peace education and partner implemented programs is an added advantage.

  • The Consultant should demonstrate knowledge and skills in carrying out evaluation of peace programs and proposal development.

  • H/She should be fluent in use of participatory evaluation methodologies.

  • S/He should be familiar with Kenya’s peace building and devolution strategies.

How to apply:

All applications should be submitted to the following address:

P.O. Box 66448 – 00800, Nairobi, Kenya or email: afscafricajob@yahoo.com. Deadline: 21st October 2016

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Colombia: FINAL EVALUATION OF NORAD FUNDED HEALTH AND OD ACTIVITIES IN AMERICAS 2013-2016/CONSULTANCY

Organization: Norwegian Red Cross
Country: Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras
Closing date: 24 Oct 2016

BACKGROUND

The Norwegian Red Cross has supported 4 interventions in Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Colombia as well as regional activities during 4 years (2013-2016).

The projects implemented in each country aim to increase the resilience and the capacities of both communities and the National Societies to cope with humanitarian challenges in terms of health and violence prevention. In Guatemala, the project has an overall goal of improving the resilience of local communities to cope with, adapt to and recover from health risks. It has four main components: 1. HIV prevention (focusing on the youth and risk groups), 2. OD (with a focus on volunteer management and financial development), 3. Mother, New born and Child health, and 4. health in emergencies. The health in emergencies and MNCH components have been focused in the vulnerable communities of the municipalities of El Estor and Santo Tomás de Castilla in the department of Izabal. The HIV component has been centered in 6 departments focusing on in-school youth between 15 to 24 years old; most at-risk populations including: men who have sex with men, female sex workers, transsexual persons, migrant population, at-risk youth, uniformed population, incarcerated population, persons with HIV and their families; the general population and Guatemalan Red Cross personnel – staff and volunteers – with emphasis on Red Cross youth.

In Honduras, the project aims to strengthen the resilience of the communities to address the challenges related to health services, through preventive education approach that promotes sustainable community development, promotion of non-discrimination culture, and institutional development. In order to achieve this goal, different national and regional strategies have been put in place; integral attention focus on childhood and community, communication for behaviour change related to vulnerable population, volunteer tests and technical assistance. The project has been implemented in the municipalities of Chiclana, La Paz department and Quebrada del Sapo in Tegucigalpa. The intervention located in Chiclana has a component on health and in Quebraba del Sapo the project has addressed the effects of the urban violence through the empowerment and participation of the youth.

In El Salvador, the goal of the project is to increase the resilience and capacity of the urban population to address health problems in situations of risk through strengthening the Salvadoran Red Cross. The key components of the project are promotion of health, prevention of violence and institutional strengthening in order to strengthen internal alliances in the Salvadoran Red Cross and provide better quality services for the population in situations of vulnerability. The project has been implemented in Mejicanos belonging to the Great San Salvador along with other additional 14 municipalities. The Mejicanos territorial extension is 22.12 Square kilometres. In the targeted areas of el Salvador, the Red Cross have to deal with the violence due to the influence of organized illegal groups.

In Colombia, the project goal is to strengthen the resilience and capacity of the communities to cope with health problems through sustainable community development, promotion of a culture of peace and non-discrimination, and institutional strengthening. The project focuses on both urban communities in the municipalities of Pasto and Tumaco in the department of Nariño and Buenaventura in the department of Valle de Cauca. Additional smaller scale activities, through support to the Colombian Red Cross National HIV Program, have been carried out in 9 other branches throughout the country. The outcomes of the project are directly related to improving health knowledge and practices at the community level in regards to; prevalent illnesses such as diarrhoeas, respiratory infections, malaria and TB, reproductive and sexual health and violence prevention.

PURPOSE AND SCOPE

The purpose of the evaluation is to assess the achievements of the NORAD funded actions implemented in Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador and Colombia from January 1st 2013 to December 31st 2016, specifically with regards to Community Health and Organizational Development. While the designed interventions include other components, such as Violence Prevention, these component will not be subject to the proposed evaluation due to the need to reduce scope and ensure focus on core thematic areas for NorCross. In addition, NorCross wishes, for learning purposes, to focus on areas that have been pre-identified as key components in the 2017-2021 NORADapplication and other similar actions.

There is a specific interest that the evaluation report will contribute with clear findings at the following levels:

· Management: to inform NorCross management decision-making for ongoing or future work related the evaluated thematic areas.

· Learning: collect and systematize lessons (positive and negative) in order to improve programming and to inform strategic policy and planning.

· Accountability: to determine whether the projects have achieved desired results (objectives), and/or have been conducted in compliance with agreed standards and rules contemplated in the Partnership Agreements and specific project Operational Agreements.

METHODOLOGICAL APPROACH TO THE EVALUATION

The evaluation will be undertaken in three phases:

  1. Inception phase in order to plan and scope the evaluation
    and to develop the evaluation tools;
  2. Data collection phase using the tools developed during the inception phase to collect the needed information (survey, semi-structured interviews, focus group discussions etc.);
  3. Data analysis and reporting phase in order to undertake analysis and synthesis of all the collected data using qualitative and quantitative tools and to prepare and present the evaluation report.
    The consultant will be responsible for gathering the information from the NorCross country offices, Nationals Societies from Guatemala, Honduras, el Salvador, and Colombia. The different teams involved on the implementations of the projects from the National Societies of Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador and Colombia will be available and will coordinate the different evaluation sessions with the concerned communities and the different key stakeholders. PMER focal points in each national society should be included as process facilitators and focal points. The facilities and logistics of the different National Offices will be at the disposal of the consultant to carry out the activities related to the evaluation.

All relevant existing documentation will be made available such as initial baseline, intermediate baseline, internal evaluations, end lines and lessons learned.

The evaluation aims to make recommendations based on solid conclusions from the evidence collected during desk review and fieldwork in line with OECD DAC evaluation criteria. The conclusions and recommendations will be derived from in the fieldwork and will reflect a general outcomes assessment of the operating National Societies and IFRC regional office work in health and organizational development.

The evaluation will assess the following criteria:

· Relevance and appropriateness

· Effectiveness

· Efficiency

· Impact

· Sustainability

MAIN TASKS

The final evaluation will be carried out considering the following guiding principles:

· Cross-check reference information with stakeholders at all levels;

· Complement the desk review information and secondary sources of information;

· Identify elements of success and establish the strengths or good practices;

· Identify difficulties in operations; programme implementation and execution

· Make recommendations for improvement.

The evaluation team will undertake the following:

· Develop a work plan for the consultancy

· Conduct a desk review of key documents and communications products

· Develop guidelines for the review including methodology for information gathering and assessment of the information with NS

· Develop question guides for key informants

· Conduct sites visits to all 4 projects to interview project staff, volunteers and beneficiaries.

· Interview any other stakeholders in the region identify by Norcross Team

· Compile and analyse data, and review with technical staff and Norcross Americas team for critical review

· Present key findings and recommendations in a written report

· Present a draft report in Spanish to NorCross Americas team that will be review by the responsible parties

· Submit the final report in Spanish and English addressing comments and feedback from the first draft

TIME FRAME AND DELIVERABLES

The deadline for the submission of the evaluation report is by the end of February in order to allow for its findings to be incorporated into the final report.

It is expected that the evaluation team will provide the following products:

· Evaluation Work plan with schedule of activities

· Methodology design for the evaluation including tools for data gathering

· Desk review of key documents

· Implementation of methodology including field visit

· First draft report

· Presentation of key findings and recommendations

· Final report including the recommendations coming from the revision of the first draft.

The final report will have a maximum of 30 pages plus the annexes which have to include the following:

· Executive summary

· Evaluation methodology

· Key findings, lessons learned and good practice examples

· Conclusions and recommendations

· List of reference and relevant appendices

· A list of key informants

It is expected that the evaluation will last between 45-50 natural days. Starting November 5th and ending December 22nd 2016 (Due date for submission of the draft version of the evaluation report) From January 15th to February 15th there will be a round of potential clarifications and the submission of the final evaluation report will be scheduled on February 28th, 2017.

The reports will be submitted to Gonzalo Atxaerandio, Regional Representative Norwegian Red Cross Americas; gonzalo.atxaerandio@redcross.no

TERMS OF CONSULTANCY

The evaluation team should take all reasonable steps to ensure that the evaluation is designed and conducted to respect and protect the rights and welfare of people and communities as well as ensure that the evaluation is technically accurate, reliable, and legitimate, and is conducted in a transparent and impartial manner, contributes to organizational learning and accountability.

The Evaluation Standards are:

  1. Utility: Evaluations must be useful and used.
  2. Feasibility: Evaluations must be realistic, diplomatic, and managed in a sensible, cost effective manner.
  3. Ethics & Legality: Evaluations must be conducted in an ethical and legal manner, with particular regard for the welfare of those involved in and affected by the evaluation.
  4. Impartiality & Independence; Evaluations should be impartial, providing a comprehensive and unbiased assessment that takes into account the views of all stakeholders.
  5. Transparency: Evaluation activities should reflect an attitude of openness and transparency.
  6. Accuracy: Evaluations should be technical accurate, providing sufficient information about the data collection, analysis, and interpretation methods so that its worth or merit can be determined.
  7. Participation: Stakeholders should be consulted and meaningfully involved in the evaluation process when feasible and appropriate.
  8. Collaboration: Collaboration between key operating partners in the evaluation process improves the legitimacy and utility of the evaluation. **
    QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE**

The evaluation team should encompass the following qualification:

· Minimum qualification of a Masters or PhD with equivalent combination of education and relevant work experience in relevant topics.

· Demonstrated experience planning and implementing final project evaluations required.

· It is required that the evaluation team brings concrete expertise on Organisational Development and community based health programmes as well demonstrated competence in managing quantitative data and carrying out inferential statistics required.

· Proven track record of conducting qualitative and quantitative research including the development of interview schedules and qualitative data analysis required.

· At least five years of direct full-time experience in the monitoring and evaluation field including work with data collection tools (at the community, family, individual and institutional levels).

· Excellent written and spoken English and Spanish required (including analysis, writing and presentation skills)

· Strong computer skills required, e.g. in word, database management, relevant data analysis tools (SPSS, Stata, SaaS etc), and presentation software).

· Strong interpersonal and communication skills skills.

· Experience working in Americas strongly preferred.

· Experience working with representatives of the Government and Health Institutions strongly preferred;

· Knowledge and experience working with the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement preferred.

· Familiarity with trends and developments in international Health preferred.

· Demonstrated capacity to work both independently and as part of a team.

How to apply:

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Interested candidates should submit their application material by October 24 2016 to:

Gonzalo Atxaerandio, Norcross Regional Representative: gonzalo.atxaerandio@redcross.no

The application materials should include:

  1. Curricula Vitae (CV) of all members of the team applying for consideration.
  2. Cover letter clearly summarizing the experience of the proposed evaluation team of as it pertains to this assignment, the daily rate, and three professional references.
  3. A brief description of the firm or institution proposed (for applicants other than individual contractors).
  4. Technical proposal (when appropriate) not exceeding five pages expressing an understanding and interpretation of the TOR, the proposed methodology, and a time frame for the evaluation as well as an activity schedule.
  5. Financial proposal itemizing estimated costs for services rendered (daily consultancy fees), accommodation and living costs, transport costs, stationery costs, and any other related supplies or services required for the evaluation.
  6. At least one example of an evaluation report most similar to that described in this TOR.

Application material are non-returnable, and 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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South Sudan: Health Monitoring and Evaluation Manager – South Sudan Health Pooled Fund

Organization: Montrose
Country: South Sudan
Closing date: 28 Oct 2016

MONTROSE is an international development project management and consultancy company providing support to clients operating in the developing world. Specialised in the sectors of health, education, rural livelihoods and private sector development, our clients include bilateral and multilateral development agencies, the private sector, Non-Governmental Organisations and other development stakeholders.

Background to the Health Pool Fund Project

The Health Pooled Fund Phase II (HPF2) is a project currently supported by the British Government’s Department for International Development (DFID), the government of Canada, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the European Union (EU) and the Swedish International Development and Cooperation Agency (SIDA). HPF supports services in 55 counties across eight of South Sudan’s former 10 states: Eastern Equatoria, Central Equatoria, Western Equatoria, Northern Bahr el Ghazal, Western Bahr el Ghazal, Warrap, Unity and Lakes.

The key objectives of the HPF2 are:

  1. To improve access, use, and quality of Primary Health Care (PHC) services and Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care (EmONC) services.

  2. To increase accountability and effectiveness by working with community mechanisms for improving health and health education.

  3. To support strengthening of key stewardship functions of the MoH including: planning, management, coordination, supervision and monitoring at all levels, in accordance with MoH guidelines and tools.

A consortium led by Crown Agents and including Montrose is responsible for managing and implementing this project.

HPF2 which started with a bridging period on 1 April 2016, is slated to run for two years until 31 March 2018.

Purpose

The primary objective of the position is to lead the design and implementation of M&E across all project work-streams whilst building capacity of the M&E team.

Roles and Responsibilities of the M&E Manager:

1. Team Management

· Lead the HPF M&E Team (one national M&E Coordinator and two national M&E Officers) in line with the project M&E plan including facilitating regular update meetings, agreeing work allocation and distribution and signing off on team timesheets on a monthly basis

· Attend staff technical work stream and senior management meetings

· Ensure that the M&E folder on the server is kept up to date

· Provide weekly updates to Montrose Project Manager

2. Project Strategy and Planning

· Update the logframe indicators as required

· Update the project work plan as required

· Update the Implementing Partner (IP) Management Frameworks as required

· Update the IP/County Work Plans

· Support the selection of IPs where relevant including developing content and evaluation criteria as it concerns M&E and contributing to the IP proposal review process

· Update the M&E Strategy and M&E tools for reporting and data management as relevant

· Update the annual M&E plan

· Oversee, monitor and review the implementation of the M&E plan

3. IP Reporting and Performance Management

Monthly:

· Conduct internal IP performance review including ensuring the extraction of service delivery data from DHIS

· Collate non-service delivery data in collaboration with other work streams

· Facilitate monthly review meetings

· Ensure monthly review preparation and filing takes place

Quarterly:

· Ensuring that IP reports are submitted on a quarterly basis and that these are quality assured and that service delivery data therein is analysed

· Collating data to be filled in by HPF

· facilitating quarterly report review meetings and ensuring that preparation and filing takes place

Annually:

· Review methodology and assessment indicators; collate data from reviews during the year; review IP annual reports

· Facilitate qualitative assessments

· Prepare a summary of performance preparation

· Facilitate annual performance review meetings

· Record and communicate review outcomes to IPs

4. Project Data Management, Reporting and Dissemination

· Ensure the daily update of the central database

· Collate data across IP contracts as relevant

· Conduct analysis of primary and secondary data and prepare presentations for various purposes and audiences as necessary

· Prepare quarterly results update for reporting to the Ministry of Health and HPF Steering Committee

· Update logframe achievements where relevant for inclusion in monthly, quarterly and annual reports to DFID as well as prior to DFID annual, mid-term and end review missions

· Serve as a central point for data requests during review missions

· Provide M&E contributions to monthly, quarterly, annual, end of project and ad hoc reports to DFID

· Track progress against recommendations of previous DFID annual, mid-term and end-term reviews

· Sharing of lessons learned and best practices at conferences and workshops as required

5. Support to the Ministry of Health

· Provide capacity building support to the National and State Ministries of Health as required including participating in technical meetings, providing support on national M&E strategies, policies, HMIS tools and plans and any other support to MoH as necessary.

Required Qualifications

· Master in Public Health and additional qualification in M&E from a reputable university

· Working experience of 5 years in M&E in Africa, preferably in health-related field

Skills and Experience

· Substantial knowledge and background in M&E skills

· Experience in Africa and / or working in conflict-affected areas

· Experience of managing a team

· Excellent interpersonal, communication and capacity building skills

· Track record of effective management of staff

· Adequate experience of working on gender-focused programmes

· Ability to work in a multi-cultural team

· Experience of organising training courses

· Excellent report writing skills

· Proficient computer skills, in particular Microsoft applications

How to apply:

If you meet the above qualifications and are interested in this opportunity, please submit a detailed CV together with a covering letter explaining how you are suited for the position at hruk@montroseint.com by Friday 28 October 2016.

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Kenya: Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, Performance Evaluation of the USAID Cooperative Development Program (CDP), Kenya

Organization: Management Systems International
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 13 Nov 2016

Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, Performance Evaluation of the

USAID Cooperative Development Program (CDP), Kenya

Company Profile: MSI, a Tetra Tech Company, is a Washington, DC metro area international development firm with a 35-year history of delivering development results across the world. Our core expertise is in the fields of monitoring and evaluation (M&E), institutional development, public sector management, governance and anti-corruption. MSI implements nearly 100 projects in 90 countries around the world such as Jordan, Morocco, Lebanon, Syria, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Colombia, and Mexico. As one of the leading companies in our field, MSI has partnered with more than 80 organizations across all sectors of international development with clients ranging from large bilateral and multilateral donors such as USAID, the World Bank and the UNDP to national and local governments, NGOs, think tanks, foundations and universities. For more information on MSI, please visit our website at www.msiworldwide.com.

Project Summary: MSI will conduct a performance evaluation on the current iteration of the USAID Cooperative Development Program (CDP). The evaluation will be undertaken through USAID’s E3 Analytics and Evaluation Project, for which MSI is the lead implementer. The evaluation will assess CDP activities from 2010 to 2016 in order to inform the next round of program funding, which is anticipated to begin in 2017. Past performance of the CDP should be considered to the extent that it can illuminate best management practices and ramifications for future program design options. The evaluation team will be conducting fieldwork in Kenya, Uganda, and Peru.

Position Summary: MSI is seeking a Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist for field research in Kenya. The successful candidate will have both (a) expertise in monitoring and evaluating programs, and (b) knowledge of cooperative programs, preferably in a developing country context. The Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist will provide technical support to the evaluation team, contribute to the planning process, including the preparation of data collection and analysis plans, pretesting, and finalizing data collection instruments.

Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to pre-field work research to include: document review local contextual inputs to inform field data methodologies.
  • Carry out research and analysis based on the approved methodology for the evaluation, under the direction of Evaluation Team Leader. This may include reviewing and analyzing secondary documents, data collection in the local country where CDP is implemented, and other approaches to collect and analyze data.
  • Support the evaluation team lead by providing contextual knowledge of cooperatives, taking notes during interviews, translating when appropriate, etc.
  • Provide logistical support to the evaluation team lead while he/she is in country by working with CDOs’ local staff and Project Home Office staff.
  • Contribute to fieldwork and put in place necessary mechanisms for data quality assurance.
  • Contribute to evaluation report writing, if requested.

Qualifications:

  • Must have a minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field and 7 years of professional experience or Master’s Degree in a relevant field and 5 years of professional experience.
  • In-depth knowledge of and prior experience working with cooperatives and cooperative development organizations in Kenya preferred. Familiarity with USAID’s Cooperative Development Program (CDP) preferred.
  • Demonstrated quantitative and qualitative research and evaluation experience, preferably on USAID evaluations. Familiarity with USAID Evaluation Policy preferred.
  • Excellent analytical and report writing skills, as well as strong skills in quantitative and qualitative research methods.
  • Native or near-native fluency in English including speaking, writing, and reading.
  • Fluency in Kiswahili required.

Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

MSI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer.

To apply: Please visit our website, www.msiworldwide.com

PI95645824

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Peru: Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, Performance Evaluation of the USAID Cooperative Development Program (CDP), Peru

Organization: Management Systems International
Country: Peru
Closing date: 13 Nov 2016

Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, Performance Evaluation of

the USAID Cooperative Development Program (CDP), Peru

Company Profile: MSI, a Tetra Tech Company, is a Washington, DC metro area international development firm with a 35-year history of delivering development results across the world. Our core expertise is in the fields of monitoring and evaluation (M&E), institutional development, public sector management, governance and anti-corruption. MSI implements nearly 100 projects in 90 countries around the world such as Jordan, Morocco, Lebanon, Syria, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Colombia, and Mexico. As one of the leading companies in our field, MSI has partnered with more than 80 organizations across all sectors of international development with clients ranging from large bilateral and multilateral donors such as USAID, the World Bank and the UNDP to national and local governments, NGOs, think tanks, foundations and universities. For more information on MSI, please visit our website at www.msiworldwide.com.

Project Summary: MSI will conduct a performance evaluation on the current iteration of the USAID Cooperative Development Program (CDP). The evaluation will be undertaken through USAID’s E3 Analytics and Evaluation Project, for which MSI is the lead implementer. The evaluation will assess CDP activities from 2010 to 2016 in order to inform the next round of program funding, which is anticipated to begin in 2017. Past performance of the CDP should be considered to the extent that it can illuminate best management practices and ramifications for future program design options. The evaluation team will be conducting fieldwork in Kenya, Uganda, and Peru.

Position Summary: MSI is seeking a Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist for field research in Peru. The successful candidate will have both (a) expertise in monitoring and evaluating programs, and (b) knowledge of cooperative programs, preferably in a developing country context. The Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist will provide technical support to the evaluation team, contribute to the planning process, including the preparation of data collection and analysis plans, pretesting, and finalizing data collection instruments.

Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to pre-field work research to include: document review local contextual inputs to inform field data methodologies.
  • Carry out research and analysis based on the approved methodology for the evaluation, under the direction of Evaluation Team Leader. This may include reviewing and analyzing secondary documents, data collection in the local country where CDP is implemented, and other approaches to collect and analyze data.
  • Support the evaluation team lead by providing contextual knowledge of cooperatives, taking notes during interviews, translating when appropriate, etc.
  • Provide logistical support to the evaluation team lead while he/she is in country by working with CDOs’ local staff and Project Home Office
  • Contribute to fieldwork and put in place necessary mechanisms for data quality assurance.
  • Contribute to evaluation report writing, if requested.

Qualifications:

  • Must have a minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field and 7 years of professional experience or Master’s Degree in a relevant field and 5 years of professional experience.
  • In-depth knowledge of and prior experience working with cooperatives and cooperative development organizations in Peru preferred. Familiarity with USAID’s Cooperative Development Program (CDP) preferred.
  • Demonstrated quantitative and qualitative research and evaluation experience, preferably on USAID evaluations. Familiarity with USAID Evaluation Policy preferred.
  • Excellent analytical and report writing skills, as well as strong skills in quantitative and qualitative research methods.
  • Native or near-native fluency in English including speaking, writing, and reading.
  • Fluency in Spanish is required.

Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

MSI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer.

To apply: Please visit our website, www.msiworldwide.com

PI95645847

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How to apply:

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Uganda: Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, Performance Evaluation of the USAID Cooperative Development Program (CDP), Uganda

Organization: Management Systems International
Country: Uganda
Closing date: 13 Nov 2016

Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, Performance Evaluation of

the USAID Cooperative Development Program (CDP), Uganda

Company Profile: MSI, a Tetra Tech Company, is a Washington, DC metro area international development firm with a 35-year history of delivering development results across the world. Our core expertise is in the fields of monitoring and evaluation (M&E), institutional development, public sector management, governance and anti-corruption. MSI implements nearly 100 projects in 90 countries around the world such as Jordan, Morocco, Lebanon, Syria, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Colombia, and Mexico. As one of the leading companies in our field, MSI has partnered with more than 80 organizations across all sectors of international development with clients ranging from large bilateral and multilateral donors such as USAID, the World Bank and the UNDP to national and local governments, NGOs, think tanks, foundations and universities. For more information on MSI, please visit our website at www.msiworldwide.com.

Project Summary: MSI will conduct a performance evaluation on the current iteration of the USAID Cooperative Development Program (CDP). The evaluation will be undertaken through USAID’s E3 Analytics and Evaluation Project, for which MSI is the lead implementer. The evaluation will assess CDP activities from 2010 to 2016 in order to inform the next round of program funding, which is anticipated to begin in 2017. Past performance of the CDP should be considered to the extent that it can illuminate best management practices and ramifications for future program design options. The evaluation team will be conducting fieldwork in Kenya, Uganda, and Peru.

Position Summary: MSI is seeking a Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist for field research in Uganda. The successful candidate will have both (a) expertise in monitoring and evaluating programs, and (b) knowledge of cooperative programs, preferably in a developing country context. The Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist will provide technical support to the evaluation team, contribute to the planning process, including the preparation of data collection and analysis plans, pretesting, and finalizing data collection instruments.

Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to pre-field work research to include: document review local contextual inputs to inform field data methodologies.
  • Carry out research and analysis based on the approved methodology for the evaluation, under the direction of Evaluation Team Leader. This may include reviewing and analyzing secondary documents, data collection in the local country where CDP is implemented, and other approaches to collect and analyze data.
  • Support the evaluation team lead by providing contextual knowledge of cooperatives, taking notes during interviews, translating when appropriate, etc.
  • Provide logistical support to the evaluation team lead while he/she is in country by working with CDOs’ local staff and Project Home Office
  • Contribute to fieldwork and put in place necessary mechanisms for data quality assurance.
  • Contribute to evaluation report writing, if requested.

Qualifications:

  • Must have a minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field and 7 years of professional experience or Master’s Degree in a relevant field and 5 years of professional experience.
  • In-depth knowledge of and prior experience working with cooperatives and cooperative development organizations in Uganda preferred. Familiarity with USAID’s Cooperative Development Program (CDP) preferred.
  • Demonstrated quantitative and qualitative research and evaluation experience, preferably on USAID evaluations. Familiarity with USAID Evaluation Policy preferred.
  • Excellent analytical and report writing skills, as well as strong skills in quantitative and qualitative research methods.
  • Native or near-native fluency in English including speaking, writing, and reading.

Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

MSI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer.

To apply: Please visit our website, www.msiworldwide.com

PI95645867

Apply Here: http://www.Click2apply.net/5zhhf9s2zt

How to apply:

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Ukraine: DCOP/M&E Specialist, USAID/Ukraine Monitoring and Evaluation Services Program (MESP), Ukraine

Organization: Social Impact
Country: Ukraine
Closing date: 31 Dec 2016

Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP)/M&E Specialist, USAID/Ukraine Monitoring and Evaluation Services Program (MESP) Proposal, Ukraine

Social Impact (SI) is a Washington, DC-area international development management consulting firm. SI’s mission is to improve the effectiveness of international development programs in improving people’s lives. We provide a full range of management consulting, technical assistance, and training services to strengthen international development programs, organizations, and policies. We provide services globally in the areas of monitoring and evaluation, strategic planning, project and program design, organizational capacity building, and gender and social analysis. SI services cross-cut all development sectors including democracy and governance, health and education, the environment, and economic growth. SI’s clients include US government agencies such as USAID, the Millennium Challenge Corporation, the US Department of State, bilateral donors, multilateral development banks, foundations, and non-profits.

Proposal Objective:

SI is submitting a proposal for an upcoming USAID/Ukraine Monitoring and Evaluation Services Program (MESP) activity that will provide USAID/Ukraine with monitoring and evaluation services in regional projects. This may include project/activity external evaluation, performance monitoring and performance management support services. It is anticipated that this contract will assist USAID/Ukraine and its partners to generate empirical data on project/activity implementation as well as foster learning and knowledge management to improve evidence-based project design and development programming.

Position Description:

Social Impact is seeking a full-time DCOP/M&E Specialist to be based in Kiev, Ukraine to work on a full time basis throughout the activity period of performance. The DCOP is an integral member of the project team, and will provide leadership and expertise under the direction of the Chief of Party in connection with all provided monitoring, evaluation and assessment services and products.

Responsibilities:

  • Charged with overseeing monitoring and evaluation, analyses, and assessments throughout the life of the project, including the data quality assessments, participatory data collection methods and protocols, and data quality verification techniques.
  • Lead teams of short-term consultants and oversee their work.
  • Provide technical input on the design, methodology and/or implementation of evaluation and/or assessment activities under this contract.
  • Responsible for the design, quality development and production of all data quality assessment reports, assist in the production of evaluations reports and any assessments, population based surveys and studies including the testing of the development hypotheses. This will include the design of the evaluation methodology and participatory data collection methods and protocols for both performance and impact evaluations.
  • Support the maintenance of the Mission’s Performance Monitoring Plan and the development and maintenance of implementing partners’ M&E Plans.

Qualifications:

  • An advanced degree in international relations, social science, statistics or related field.
  • Minimum of seven years of demonstrated experience in monitoring and evaluation, data analysis, and assessments, including evaluation methodologies, population based surveys, performance management plan development, participatory data collection methods and protocols, and data quality verification techniques for large development projects.
  • Ability to understand and implement methodological rigor in analytical work.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of USAID Evaluation Policy and evaluation reporting requirements.
  • Extensive experience in building and leading strong monitoring, evaluation and assessment teams and performing relevant quality control and editing.
  • Successful experience working with donors and excellent communication, both verbal and written, skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of Eastern Europe/CIS region development issues.
  • Experience in working with USAID in Ukraine, Moldova, Belarus, Eastern Europe, or the former Soviet Union.
  • Experience in designing and conducting government-sponsored evaluations and/or assessments and/or monitoring activities.
  • Proficiency in a locally spoken language (Russian, Romanian, Ukrainian, Belarusian).

Come join our energetic and innovative team! We offer you the opportunity to play a leading role in the growth of our company, work as part of a creative and committed team, and make a difference in the well-being of our world.

To learn more about Social Impact, please visit our website: http://www.socialimpact.com

SI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Only selected candidates will be contacted for an interview. Please, no phone calls.

How to apply:

http://chp.tbe.taleo.net/chp02/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=SOCIIMPA2&cws=1&rid=1122

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Ukraine: Chief of Party, USAID/Ukraine Monitoring and Evaluation Services Project (MESP), Ukraine

Organization: Social Impact
Country: Ukraine
Closing date: 31 Dec 2016

Chief of Party, USAID/Ukraine Monitoring and Evaluation Services Project (MESP), Ukraine

Social Impact (SI) is a Washington, DC-area international development management consulting firm. SI’s mission is to improve the effectiveness of international development programs in improving people’s lives. We provide a full range of management consulting, technical assistance, and training services to strengthen international development programs, organizations, and policies. We provide services globally in the areas of monitoring and evaluation, strategic planning, project and program design, organizational capacity building, and gender and social analysis. SI services cross-cut all development sectors including democracy and governance, health and education, the environment, and economic growth. SI’s clients include US government agencies such as USAID, the Millennium Challenge Corporation, the US Department of State, bilateral donors, multilateral development banks, foundations, and non-profits.

Proposal Objective:

SI is seeking a Chief of Party for an upcoming USAID/Ukraine Monitoring and Evaluation Services Program (MESP) activity that will provide USAID/Ukraine, USAID/Belarus, and USAID/Moldova with monitoring and evaluation services on regional projects. This may include project/activity external evaluation, performance monitoring and performance management support services. It is anticipated that this contract will assist USAID/Ukraine and its partners to generate empirical data on project/activity implementation as well as foster learning and knowledge management to improve evidence-based project design and development programming.

Position Description:

Social Impact is seeking a full-time Chief of Party to propose on our team and manage the eventual USAID/Ukraine MESP contract. This position will be based in Ukraine. The Chief of Party will be a core team member and serve on a full-time basis during the entirety of the program. The COP will be responsible for overseeing the program, supervising staff, and providing quality assurance on deliverables.

Responsibilities:

  • Overall management of the contract including the implementation of approved MESP initiatives and Targets of Opportunity, provision of participant processing services, fiscal integrity, quality and timing of deliverables, and coordination with USAID and other project stakeholders.
  • Responsible for the quality, cost, and timeliness of performance of all work performed under the contract including the quality of services provided by local and international consultants and service providers.
  • Identify and bring to the attention of the Contracting Officer issues impeding the performance of the contract and requiring remedial action.
  • Responsible for the delivery of the mandatory reports included in the contract.
  • In coordination with the COR, engage with concerned USAID personnel, government representatives, and other stakeholders to solicit feedback on the services provided under the contract.
  • (If applicable) Provide overall management of sub-grantees/sub-contractors.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree or higher in relevant field.
  • At least 10 years of progressively more responsible experience gained in highly complex, integrated donor-funded initiatives focusing on external evaluation, performance monitoring, and performance management in developing countries. Preference will be given to the breadth and diversity of experience with evidence of achieving measureable results.
  • Demonstrated experience in the democracy and governance sector, especially within a monitoring and evaluation context.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple components simultaneously, multifunctional teams, international personnel, host country government relations, and client satisfaction.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively coordinate with other USG- or donor-funded projects.
  • Knowledge of USAID project cycle, agency policies, regulations, and monitoring and evaluation and reporting requirements.
  • Advanced management, communication, writing, and interpersonal skills.
  • Certification in the field of monitoring and evaluation from a recognized institution is desirable.
  • Previous experience working in Ukraine or the region strongly preferred.
  • Fluency in English required. Proficiency in Ukrainian or Russian is desirable

Come join our energetic and innovative team! We offer you the opportunity to play a leading role in the growth of our company, work as part of a creative and committed team, and make a difference in the well being of our world.

To learn more about Social Impact, please visit our website: http://www.socialimpact.com

SI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Only selected candidates will be contacted for an interview. Please, no phone calls.

How to apply:

http://chp.tbe.taleo.net/chp02/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=SOCIIMPA2&cws=1&rid=277

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Ukraine: Local Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist, USAID/Ukraine Monitoring and Evaluation Services Program (MESP) Proposal, Ukraine

Organization: Social Impact
Country: Ukraine
Closing date: 31 Dec 2016

Local Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist, USAID/Ukraine Monitoring and Evaluation Services Program (MESP) Proposal, Ukraine

Social Impact (SI) is a Washington, DC-area international development management consulting firm. SI’s mission is to improve the effectiveness of international development programs in improving people’s lives. We provide a full range of management consulting, technical assistance, and training services to strengthen international development programs, organizations , and policies. We provide services globally in the areas of monitoring and evaluation, strategic planning, project and program design, organizational capacity building , and gender and social analysis. SI services cross-cut all development sectors including democracy and governance, health and education, the environment, and economic growth. SI’s clients include US government agencies such as USAID, the Millennium Challenge Corporation, the US Department of State , bilateral donors , multilateral development banks , foundations , and non-profits.

Proposal Objective:

SI is submitting a proposal for an upcoming USAID/Ukraine Monitoring and Evaluation Services Program (MESP) activity that will provide USAID/Ukraine with monitoring and evaluation services in regional projects. This may include project/activity external evaluation, performance monitoring and performance management support services. It is anticipated that this contract will assist USAID/Ukraine and its partners to generate empirical data on project/activity implementation as well as foster learning and knowledge management to improve evidence-based project design and development programming.

Position Description:

SI is seeking a full-time local Ukrainian expert to join our team for the proposal of the anticipated USAID M&E Support contract. The M&E Specialist should have experience in performance monitoring, PMP development (mission and project), and evaluation design and methodology (impact and performance). The Specialist will report to the Chief of Party, and based in Kampala.

Please note: This is a local position. Only candidates with Ukrainian citizenship are eligible to apply.**

Responsibilities:

  • Develop evaluation methodologies and manage teams in primary data collection.
  • Collect and manage all project-related performance data.
  • Analyze and summarize performance monitoring data.
  • Maintain the main project indicator database and filing system.
  • Provide training on the online reporting system, the project monitoring system, and the project indicators.
  • Present monitoring data on a monthly basis to project technical staff, as required.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in international development, statistics, monitoring and evaluation methodologies, or a related field.
  • Minimum 10 years of experience monitoring and evaluating international development projects, with specific attention to democracy and governance, economic growth, health, and/or education projects.
  • Fluency in English required.
  • Demonstrated experience in performance monitoring, assessing and tracking data quality, data management, and/or training in performance management topics.
  • Demonstrated experience in evaluation methodology, experimental design, statistical analysis, sampling methodology and/or data collection and analysis.
  • Demonstrated experience conducting primary data collection.
  • Experience building organizational capacity in monitoring and evaluation and/or training individuals in monitoring and evaluation preferred.

Come join our energetic and innovative team! We offer you the opportunity to play a leading role in the growth of our company, work as part of a creative and committed team, and make a difference in the well-being of our world.

To learn more about Social Impact, please visit our website: http://www.socialimpact.com

SI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Only selected candidates will be contacted for an interview. Please, no phone calls.

How to apply:

http://chp.tbe.taleo.net/chp02/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=SOCIIMPA2&cws=1&rid=1165

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Kenya: Design, Monitoring and Evaluation Manager, East Africa

Organization: INTEGRITY
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 20 Oct 2016

Design, Monitoring and Evaluation Manager, East Africa ToR 2016

6-Months Full-Time Consultancy (with possible renewal)

Based in Nairobi, Kenya with possible travel

Who we are:

Integrity sets the international standard for ethically delivered, expert services in challenging, complex and fragile environments. We work to assist our clients in the international community and the global private sector to transform conflict and build stability, accountability and prosperity. We aim to help our clients succeed in fragile and challenging environments while building trust and giving a voice to local people.

We deliver five key services: programme management and implementation, programme design, monitoring and evaluation / stakeholder engagement / capacity development / research and analysis.

Our services are underpinned by the principles on which the company was founded: an expert understanding of local context, ethical procurement and contracting, and a commitment to high quality work. Through our project delivery we fulfil our mission to build local skills and capacity by investing in sustained and equitable relationships with local partners.

Integrity employs a multinational team of project managers and implementers, thematic and regional experts, researchers, evaluators and analysts with years of experience delivering complex programmes in fragile geographies across Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

Further information about Integrity can be found at www.integrityglobal.com.

Scope of work:

Integrity is hiring a consultant for six months (with possible renewal) to develop and support the growing DME service line in the East Africa region. The DME manager will be based in Nairobi.

The DME Manager will focus on high quality project delivery, client relations, proposal development, team management, quality assurance and methodological development. They will work flexibly across Integrity’s different services lines and departments. The DME Manager will report to the Senior Services Manager in Nairobi. This position will be based in Nairobi with possible travel within the region (Kenya, South Sudan, Somalia, Tanzania).

Terms of Reference:

A. Technical M&E Adviser on an on-going DANIDA programme (25%)

  • Support the Team Leader to review and/or articulate the programme’s Theory of Change (TOC, Results Framework)

  • Support the Team Leader in conducting a mapping of existing monitoring frameworks, tools and results reporting requirements

  • Support the Team Leader in providing technical assistance to DANIDA & Partners to align their Results Frameworks.

  • Support the Team Leader on the Partner Engagement component of the project. That will include, in particular:

  • Review and identify strengths and weaknesses in Results Frameworks (i.e. results reporting) and M&E practices/systems;

  • Support the organisation and moderation of workshops with partners and the Danish Embassy throughout the course of the project

  • Provide ad hoc technical input and support the Team Leader, as needed

B. Other Project implementation (25%)

  • Deliver technical inputs on projects in the region, including research and M&E design, data analysis, and report writing.

  • Contribute to the delivery of contracted work through project management, including financial management, data management, client management and coordination of delivery efforts

  • Manage relationships with client representatives in the region

C. Project development (30%)

  • Contribute to the development of proposals of varying sizes within the service line, and assist in the development of other services line’s proposals on an as-needed basis

  • Provide technical inputs on DME methodologies for technical proposals

  • Development of appropriate field budgets for project proposals and during project inception

  • Development of appropriate schedules and planning logistics for project delivery

D. Consultant Management (10%)

  • Manage engagement with key DME consultants, build good relations with them and engage them on projects

  • Identify new consultants for the region with the appropriate technical, management and technical skills to deliver Integrity’s growing portfolio of work. Conduct interviews with shortlisted consultants to assess competencies, build their profile and establish areas of collaboration.

  • Grow and nurture the bench of consultants by keeping their profiles up-to-date on our CRM system, and developing a comprehensive understanding of existing capacity in relation to upcoming opportunities

E. Business Development (10%)

  • Expand Integrity’s client base through existing relationships and development of new client contacts

  • Generate opportunities for further work through high quality delivery and constructive client dialogues

  • Explore upcoming opportunities not yet tendered through effective prepositioning with potential primes and other relationships

Education and Experience:

The candidate will have:

  • A Master’s degree in relevant discipline from a recognised institution

  • 5+ years of experience designing, monitoring and evaluating development, governance and humanitarian programmes, preferably with experience working with DANIDA and DFID

  • Prior management experience, including managing local field teams in remote areas as well as managing M&E in multi-year projects

  • Established experience providing capacity development support to implementing partners on M&E systems

  • Established experience managing data quality assurance checks throughout data collection process, data cleaning and analysis of both quantitative and qualitative data

  • Experience designing and applying M&E systems and processes

  • Experience with quantitative and qualitative research method design and data analysis

  • Experience managing and working with international teams in different locations

Competencies:
The candidate will have:

Mandatory:

  • Knowledge of international best practices in M&E design and implementation

  • Demonstrated strong leadership skills and an ability to work well both independently and in teams

  • Demonstrated experience providing capacity development support on M&E systems and processes

  • Demonstrated project management skills, such as team, financial, and client management skills

  • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines

  • Demonstrated experience designing and applying quantitative and qualitative research methods

  • Expertise in qualitative and quantitative data analysis

  • Demonstrated personal commitment, flexibility, and efficiency

Desirable:

  • Expertise with quantitative data software, including SPSS and Stata

  • Experience with qualitative data software, including Nvivo

Languages:

  • Written and oral fluency in English

  • Language skills in Kiswahili, Arabic, and/or Somali desirable

Location

  • The candidate must be based in Kenya

How to apply:

How to apply:

If you are interested in applying for this position, please complete the application form at www.integrityglobal.com/apply and attach a CV and Cover Letter at the bottom of your application.

Closing date for applications: 20 October 2016

Please be advised that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Occasionally due to business requirements and campaign responses, the position might be filled prior to the deadline.

Integrity is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. We will respect your confidentiality and abide by UK data protection laws.

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Turkey: Risk Education Trainer

Organization: Association for Aid and Relief Japan
Country: Turkey
Closing date: 23 Oct 2016

Association for Aid and Relief, Japan (AAR Japan) is an international humanitarian organization that helps people in need in over 15 countries. We began our emergency relief operation in response to the Syrian crisis in October 2012. AAR Japan is looking for a Risk Education Trainer based in Gaziantep.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Risk Education Project:

1) Assist Project Manager and Senior Project Officer in the assessment for, planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of the risk education project;

2) Plan, prepare, and conduct training of facilitators to build risk education capacity;

3) Liaise and coordinate with project team(s) within AAR Japan as well as partner organization(s) to achieve smooth project operation;

4) Liaise with stakeholders including but not limited to the Turkish authority and local community of the project area;

Interpretation/Translation:

5) Translate and interpret to and from English and Arabic as per necessary;

Others:**

6) Assist the administration and operation as per necessary

7) Other duties as assigned by the supervisor;

QUALIFICATIONS:

Essential:

  • Minimum two-year professional teaching experience;

  • Fluent Arabic and English in speaking, reading and writing;

  • Valid Syrian passport and residence permit;

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent;

  • Proficiency in Excel and Word;

  • Ability to work as a team member with good communication skills

  • Flexibility to work in fast-paced and multi-cultural work environment under pressure;

Desirable:

  • Humanitarian work experience;

  • Familiarity with Northern Syria Governorates;

OTHER CONDITIONS:

  • Start day: October

  • Work location: Gaziantep with occasional business trips inside Turkey as well as to Syria

How to apply:

SUBMISSION GUIDELINE:

Ÿ Interested candidates who meet the above-mentioned qualification should submit their English CV and a cover letter to aarjapanturkey2.hr@gmail.com by October 23th, 2016. (CV should include education, legal status, professional experience, qualifications) Please indicate RE Trainer VACANCY in the subject of your email.

Ÿ Please attach scanned copy of Residence Permit when submitting application document.

Note: The application received after the closing date will not be given any consideration. Only short listed candidates whose applications respond to the above criteria will be contacted for test and interview. The submitted CVs will not be returned. AAR Japan reserves the right to fill in the position before the deadline due to urgency.

CONTACT:

Galip Levent Karpuzoglu (Senior Admin/Finance Officer)

Email: aarjapanturkey2.hr@gmail.com

URL: http://www.aarjapan.gr.jp/english/

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Colombia: Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, Colombia Transforma, Ccuta

Organization: Management Systems International
Country: Colombia
Closing date: 12 Nov 2016

Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, Colombia Transforma, Cúcuta

Company Profile: MSI, a Tetra Tech Company, is a Washington, DC metro area international development firm with a 35-year history of delivering development results across the world. Our core expertise is in the fields of monitoring and evaluation (M&E), institutional development, public sector management, governance and anti-corruption. MSI implements nearly 100 projects in 90 countries around the world such as Jordan, Morocco, Lebanon, Syria, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Colombia, and Mexico. As one of the leading companies in our field, MSI has partnered with more than 80 organizations across all sectors of international development with clients ranging from large bilateral and multilateral donors such as USAID, the World Bank and the UNDP to national and local governments, NGOs, think tanks, foundations and universities. For more information on MSI, please visit our website at www.msiworldwide.com.

Project Summary:
Colombia Transforma is a program financed by USAID/OTI. Transforma provides support strategically aimed at achieving sustainable peace in Colombia. The initial goal will be to strengthen the institutional capacity of the Colombian government to implement rapid response during the first 36 months after the signing of the peace accords.

Please note: Only Colombian citizens are eligible for this position.**

Position Summary:
This position is responsible for collecting qualitative and quantitative information from national and departmental activities carried out by the program in the Department of Norte de Santander, generating reports, supporting with identifying lessons learned and keeping track of successes and mistakes of activities. The MES will coordinate closely with the Program Development Officer (PDO) and Field Officers (FOs) to ensure the constant updating of information in the database of the program, obtaining information of impacts / effects of activities and identifying positive and negative results. The MES will also provide the information required by the Communications and Reporting Specialist (CRS) for reporting and documenting activities. Under the supervision of M&E Officer, the MES will perform research and documentation of activities or groups of activities that are of special interest to the program. The MES will also provide feedback to the whole program team, in conceptualization and activities’ evaluations, to ensure that they contribute to the achievement of the objectives set out in the strategic framework of the program.

Responsibilities:

  • In coordination with the Programmatic Team and supervisor, develop the monitoring and evaluation plans at the activity level.
  • Monitor and document the progress and lessons learned of activities using the program’s database, particularly contributing with activity notes.
  • Begin activity evaluation actions (workshops, focus groups, interviews, round tables, surveys, etc) as agreed upon with the M&E team.
  • Assist in designing and implementing initiatives to strengthen the project’s approach to M&E, including adoption of standardized indicators, indicator tracking tools, and innovative evaluation approaches.
  • Submit monitoring and evaluation reports for activities or groups of activities, as required by the supervisor.
  • Upload relevant information for M&E purposes onto the Database, including reports, photographs, and any other relevant information
  • Regularly visit partners, beneficiaries and activities to evaluation the progress and impact of the activities.
  • Prepare site visit reports in the format required by the supervisor.
  • Document relevant anecdotes and quotes from partners and beneficiaries in the development of the activities
  • Perform activity evaluations, identifying the results and lessons learned, as required.
  • Constantly share the lessons learned of the activities with the entire program team.
  • Help build the capacity and provide technical assistance to partners and grantees in monitoring and evaluation techniques.
  • Actively contribute to information sharing in the project.
  • Provide the CRS with the information required to develop program reports.
  • Perform other tasks as requested as required
  • This position reports to the M&E Officer.
  • This position is based in the city of Cúcuta (Norte de Santander).

Qualifications:

  • University degree in Economics, Political Science, Government, or a related field
  • Minimum five (5) years professional work experience
  • Professional work experience in evaluating programs, social projects, and/or public policies
  • Professional work experience in research with qualitative and/or quantitative methodologies, including developing research reports
  • Prior professional work experience with NGOs, international contractors, multilateral institutions and/or international cooperation agencies
  • Knowledge of and experience with developing and evaluating impact-oriented projects
  • Proficiency in MS Office (advanced level with Excel) and ability to use the internet
  • Rigorous time management and activity organization
  • Able to maintain information confidential and work with a wide variety of people
  • Excellent written communication is required
  • Excellent verbal communication
  • English fluency preferred

Especialista en Monitoreo y Evaluación, Colombia Transforma, Cúcuta

Perfil de la compañía:
MSI, una compañía de Treta Tech, es una compañía de desarrollo internacional en el área metropolitana de Washington, D.C. con una trayectoria de 35 años ayudando a proporcionar resultados en todos los países en desarrollo. Nuestra experiencia principal es en los campos de seguimiento y evaluación (M&E), el desarrollo institucional, la gestión del sector público, la gobernabilidad y anti-corrupción. MSI implementa cerca de 100 proyectos en 90 países, como Jordania, Marruecos, Líbano, Siria, Pakistán, Afganistán, Colombia, y México. Como una de las empresas líderes en nuestro campo, MSI ha trabajado con más de 80 organizaciones de todos los sectores de desarrollo internacional con clientes que van desde grandes donantes bilaterales y multilaterales, como la USAID, el Banco Mundial y el PNUD a los gobiernos nacionales y locales, las ONG , centros de investigación, fundaciones y universidades. Para obtener más información sobre MSI, por favor visite nuestro sitio Web en www.msiworldwide.com .

Resumen del proyecto:
Colombia Transforma es un programa financiado por USAID/OTI. Transforma proporciona apoyo orientado estratégicamente para lograr una paz sostenible en Colombia. El objetivo inicial será el de mejorar la capacidad de Colombia para implementar una respuesta rápida durante los primeros 36 meses después de la firma de un acuerdo de paz.

Por favor tenga en cuenta: Solo los ciudadanos colombianos son elegibles para este cargo.**

Resumen del cargo:
Esta posición está a cargo de reunir información cualitativa y cuantitativa de las actividades nacionales y departamentales adelantadas por el programa en el Departamento de Norte de Santander, generar reportes, apoyar en la identificación de lecciones aprendidas y llevar registro de éxitos y errores de las actividades. Ella/el coordinará de manera cercana con el Oficial de Programa (PDO) y los Oficiales de Campo (FOs) para garantizar la actualización constante de información en la base de datos del Programa, la obtención de información de impactos/efectos de las actividades y la identificación de resultados positivos y negativos. También suministrará la información requerida por La/El Especialista de Comunicaciones y Reportes (CRS) para la elaboración de informes y documentación de actividades. Bajo la supervisión del Oficial de M&E adelantará ejercicios de investigación y documentación de actividades o agrupaciones de actividades que sean de especial interés para el programa. También retroalimentará a todo el equipo del programa, en la conceptualización y evaluación de actividades para asegurarse de que ellas contribuyen al logro de los objetivos definidos en el marco estratégico del programa.

Responsabilidades:

  • Elaborar en, coordinación con el Equipo Programático y el supervisor, los planes de seguimiento y evaluación a nivel de actividad
  • Hacer el seguimiento y documentar el progreso y los aprendizajes de actividades utilizando la base de datos del proyecto, particularmente registrando notas de actividad.
  • Adelantar las acciones de evaluación de actividades (talleres, grupos focales, entrevistas, mesas redondas, encuestas, etc) que