Consultancy for a Most Significant Changes Study

Consultancy for a Most Significant Changes Study
Employer: Diakonia
Deadline for applications: Monday, September 25, 2017
Contract:
Location: Beirut
Working area: Beirut
Job Description

Background

Diakonia is a Swedish non-governmental development organization (NGO) whose mission is to contribute to changing political and societal structures that sustain injustice, poverty and exclusion in the world.  It supports civil society organizations in around 30 countries of Africa, Asia, Middle East and Latin America to implement projects and programs that promote human rights, gender equality, democracy and participation, social and economic justice, and conflict resolution with justice.

Diakonia also supports its national partners to undertake humanitarian work in countries where partners have capacities and resources to undertake humanitarian response and disaster risk reduction. (The number of so called “strategic humanitarian countries” within Diakonia is currently 12).

Diakonia Humanitarian Program in Lebanon is being implemented in partnership with two partners; Association Najdeh and ABAAD- Resource Center for Gender Equality.

For more information, please visit www.diakonia.se.

 

 

Objectives of the Most Significant Change Study

The overall objective of the MSC is to identify the Most Significant changes in the Humanitarian Program and to deliver a picture of what is happening in the field, in addition to identifying the values that Diakonia have added to the Humanitarian program including partners programs.

 

Methodology

The methodology is well explained in the attached annex.

 

Roles and Responsibilities

Diakonia will set up a reference staff from its Country Office in Lebanon. The reference group shall be the main platform for any in-depth discussion between the consultant and Diakonia in the different phases of the study, including planning/preparation, research, activities, reporting and dissemination.

  • The consultant shall be developing a more detailed methodology based on early discussions with the reference group and based on studies of relevant background materials and documents related to the programme.

Diakonia shall be responsible for coordination with the implementing partners prior and during the visits of the consultant to the project sites to ensure logistical planning and support for the consultant in line with budget.

Diakonia reference group will provide feed-back on the draft report.

The consultant shall revise the report based on the feedback from Diakonia.

The consultant shall present the findings of the MSC study to the implementing partners during a meeting with the assistance of Diakonia Programme Officer. Any feedback mentioned or clarifications asked for from partners during this meeting shall be addressed and clarified in the final report by the consultant.

 

 

Outputs and deliverables

 

  1. A detailed methodology – including time line - shall be presented by the consultant to the Diakonia and approved by the Country Manager of Diakonia before any field research is undertaken in the project sites.
  2. The consultant shall carry out visits and collection of data in all partners’ sites.
  3. The consultant shall hold one presentation on the preliminary findings of the study for the reference group when the draft report has been produced.
  4. The consultant shall incorporate any feedback and undertake necessary revision of the draft report according to Diakonia written feed-back.
  5. The consultant shall present the findings of the study to the implementing partners during a meeting with assistance of Diakonia Programme Officer.
    1. Consultant shall submit final version of the study to Diakonia. The final payment to the consultant will be processed after the approval of the Final Report by Diakonia.

 

Envisaged timeframe

The proposed consultancy will run for four weeks and will tentatively be carried out between September and October 2017.

 

Required qualifications

The Consultant must have post graduate qualification (Masters or above) in Social Science or discipline relevant to the assignment with minimum 5 years of work experience in research and analysis of rights based development programmes and monitoring and evaluation methodologies.

Consultant must have demonstrated experience of undertaking MSC studies of community based and humanitarian programmes

Proven understanding and experience of rights based approach as well as of how to assess gender equality in programmes.

Experience of working in emergency periods or in connection with civil society in Lebanon. Fluent in written and spoken English and communication skills Excellent and demonstrated reporting writing – and communication skills Knowledge of the Syrian crisis response is an added value.

 

Terms and Conditions

  • Code of Conduct: The consultant shall be required to sign and adhere to Diakonia’s Code of Conduct.
  • Disbursement: 60% of the total fees shall be paid upon signing the contract and 40% upon final deliverable.

 

Mode of Application

The application shall include the following items in order not to be disqualified:

  • Cover letter (1 page maximum)
  • CV of the consultant carrying out the evaluation
  • Technical proposal (8 pages maximum) including the following: i) brief explanation about the consultant with particular emphasis on previous experience in this kind of work; ii) understanding of the TORs and the task to be accomplished; and iii) draft MSC study framework and time plan.
  • Expected consultancy fee
  • Relevant samples from previous work.

 

Applications will be made in soft copy and should be submitted on or before Friday 25th September, 2017 via e mail to Diakonia through the following address: sameya.bou.hassan@diakonia.se

 

Experience required: Education degree: Masters Degree Field of education: The Consultant must have post graduate qualification (Masters or above) in Social Science or discipline relevant to the assignment with minimum 5 years of work experience in research and analysis of rights based development programmes and monitoring and evaluation methodologies. Consultant must have demonstrated experience of undertaking MSC studies of community based and humanitarian programmes Proven understanding and experience of rights based approach as well as of how to assess gender equality in programmes. Experience of working in emergency periods or in connection with civil society in Lebanon. Fluent in written and spoken English and communication skills Excellent and demonstrated reporting writing – and communication skills Knowledge of the Syrian crisis response is an added value.
Languages
Arabic: Fluent English: Fluent French:
Period: Four Weeks
Salary: TBD
Submission guidelines:
Cover letter required? Yes
Contact information
Sameya Bou Hassan
HUM Program Officer
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