Risk Management & Mitigation Consultancy

Borderless is a non-governmental organization (NGO) with a mission to uplift marginalized communities, particularly in Lebanon. Our vision is to address structural barriers to overcoming hardships faced by disadvantaged and at-risk populations, including patterns of discrimination, lack of access to essential services, conflict, and social disorder. Our focus areas include providing support to children, youth, women through integrated programs aimed at education, livelihood, protection, advocacy, and capacity-building.
2. Consultant Role:
Borderless NGO is seeking proposals from qualified and experienced consultants to develop a comprehensive Risk Management and Mitigation framework for our organization. The selected consultant will be responsible for assessing, identifying, and mitigating risks across various areas of our operations to ensure the effective management of potential threats and uncertainties.
The consultant will assist Borderless to develop a Risk Management Policy and Procedure for the organization. The procedures should include identification & management of risks, including but not limited to programmatic, financial, ethical, reputation, social and environmental risk, and risk escalation procedures. The consultant will draft a plan for equipping Borderless with the required skills needed to enhance its risk mitigation procedures.
3. Consultant tasks:
a. Conduct Risk Assessment: Risk Management and Mitigation Policy and Procedures.
- The consultant will conduct a thorough assessment of risks associated with Borderless NGO's operations, including but not limited to financial, operational, reputational, compliance risks, programmatic, social environmental risk, and risk escalation procedures. This assessment will involve reviewing current practices, policies, and procedures, as well as conducting interviews with key stakeholders.
- Share the findings, recommendations and final assessment report with Borderless team
b. Identify Key Risks
- Based on the assessment, the consultant will identify and prioritize key risks that pose the greatest threat to the organization's objectives and mission. This will include categorizing risks based on likelihood and impact, as well as identifying emerging risks and trends.
- Based on the findings, the consultant is required to submit an outline of the capacity building program covering the remaining days, with an estimated duration of each topic.
c. Develop Risk Management Framework
- Using the findings from the risk assessment, the consultant will develop a comprehensive Risk Management Framework tailored to the specific needs and context of Borderless NGO. This framework will outline strategies, policies, and procedures for managing and mitigating identified risks effectively.
d. Implement Risk Mitigation Strategies
- The consultant will work closely with Borderless NGO's leadership team to implement the recommended risk mitigation strategies outlined in the Risk Management Framework. This may include developing action plans, establishing monitoring mechanisms, and providing training to staff on risk management best practices.
e. Measuring Impact:
- Develop tools that measure the impact of the capacity building program (such as training feedback, pre/post assessments, etc.)
- An updated and final Risk Management & Mitigation Policy and Procedures should be established by the end of the capacity building program.
f. The consultant must commit to:
- Sharing the assessment, capacity building program outline and training material with the Borderless team for final confirmation
- Abide by Borderless’ reporting mechanism to allow continuous monitoring of activities
- Identify and communicate risks/challenges to Borderless team and call for intervention when required
4. Key Deliverables:
a. Post the capacity building program, Borderless should have in place an enhanced Risk Management & Mitigation Policy and Procedures.
- Documentation and Reporting: The consultant will document all aspects of the risk management process, including findings, recommendations, and action plans. Regular progress reports will be provided to Borderless NGO's

management team, and a final comprehensive report will be submitted at the conclusion of the project.
5. The consultant will work closely with Borderless’ Director, Programs Manager, Operations Manager, Project Coordinators and Officers, MEAL Officer, and Finance Officer.
6. Selection Matrix:
The applications will be assessed based on the following criteria:
Profile of the organization (please include the CV of consultant who will deliver the training and conduct the need assessments)
Proven experience in the field of training and capacity building, within risk management principles, methodologies, and best practices
Provision of the technical proposal and the methodology used to conduct capacity building program
Provision of the total cost (noting that the price should be submitted per training day)

How to apply

Interested candidates should submit the following documents by the specified deadline to [email protected] by 29-April-2024 COB:

Cover letter

Curriculum vitae (CV)

Samples of previous work (reports, data analysis, training materials)

Technical Proposal and Methodology to be used in the workshop

Financial offer in USD

Monday, 29. Apr 2024
Type of Call
Call for Consultancies
Intervention Sector(s):
Training & Capacity Building
Remuneration range:
2000 to 3000 (USD)