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“Opening civilian space for community reconciliation, and strengthening community mechanisms for protection and peacebuilding initiatives in the Sobat Corridor and Western Equatoria”

BACKGROUND

Nonviolent Peaceforce (NP), an International NGO founded in 2002, recruits, trains and deploys unarmed civilians to reduce violence and protect vulnerable populations in conflict-affected areas. NP has been operating in South Sudan since 2010 and currently implements over ten projects across the country. Nonviolent Peaceforce South Sudan (NP-SS) has been partnering with Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) since 2016 and implementing projects with a view to increase the capacity of communities in peacebuilding and protection, through the development of community-based protection mechanisms.

(Project Location – Sobat river corridor, Upper Nile State, South Sudan. Specifically, Ulang county, Kewer count, Yomding county and Doma county) and in “Western Equatoria– Western Equatoria” (Project Location – greater Mundri region of South Sudan. Specifically, Mundri East: Doso, Kediba, Kederu, Lui, Lanyi and Mundri West: Kotobi, Karika, Okari, Ladingwa, Bangolo, Gariya, Gullu, Amadi and Mundri town)

PURPOSE OF THE TASK

Monitoring and evaluation are an integral part of the overall project management cycle to ensure effective oversight of the projects stated in the above background section. The main purpose of the task is to conduct end-line evaluations for the SDC supported project.

Specific evaluation Objectives include:

  • To assess the extent to which the project’ outputs have been achieved considering the indicators given in the project documents.
  • To evaluate the level of contribution of the outputs towards achievement of the expected objectives, goal and impact.
  • To assess the relevance, effectiveness, and efficiency of interventions as well as, the sustainability of the results, and the degree of satisfaction of the beneficiaries.
  • To evaluate the appropriateness of the strategies and approaches used for implementing the project.
  • To identify major external factors that influenced or impacted on the implementation of the projects and evaluate their implication on future interventions.
  • To highlight lessons learned from the project and make recommendations for future strategies.

DESIGN AND METHODS

A cross-sectional study will be conducted in the project implementation areas i.e. Ulang and Mundri. The individual consultant is expected to conduct a participatory evaluation providing for meaningful involvement by project partners, beneficiaries and other interested parties. Primary and secondary data is expected to be gathered using a mixed method to evaluate programme implementation. Thus, the evaluation will involve collecting the following data:

Quantitative data: It will be used to measure indicators of the projects expressed in terms of numbers/percentages (quantitative indicators). Information will be collected using questionnaire survey which will be administered to a sample of households. The consultant is expected to determine the sampling technique and size which would be representative, and adequate to detect the changes observed and do basic descriptive statistics.

Qualitative data: Qualitative information will be collected through Focus Group Discussions (FGDs), Key Informant Interviews (KIIs) and In-depth Interviews (IDIs) with key stakeholders including project participants, community leaders, community/traditional leaders, local government offices, civil society organisations, donors, local implementing partners, project staff and others to complement the information collected through quantitative approaches.

Secondary documentation: Review of related documents will also be important to establish key insights relevant to the effective implementation of the project.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITES OF THE CONSULTANT

The consultant will be expected to:

  • Design methodology for the collection of quantitative and qualitative data for the end line surveys.
  • Prepare data collection tools necessary to answer the end-line evaluation questions.
  • Develop detailed field implementation and enumerators training guide for the surveys.
  • Facilitate training workshop for enumerators (NP will hire the enumerators) and pilot testing of the tool.
  • Plan and coordinate necessary logistics for the data collection in accordance with the selected methodology.
  • Conduct the end-line evaluation surveys at the project locations to measure key indicators as defined in the project’s logical framework.
  • Design the survey tools on KOBO platform and ensure enumerators are trained adequately.
  • Collect and analyse available secondary data to augment the end-line survey findings.
  • Based upon a reading of the programme documents, propose any additional topics or issues for analysis.
  • Analyse and interpret data to develop comprehensive end-line evaluation report
  • Conduct comparative analysis of the end-line data with the baseline findings of the projects.
  • Share key preliminary findings and insights from the evaluation with relevant staff through consultations.

EXPECTED DELIVERABLES

  • Submit an inception report/proposal which responds to the scope of work by adding any further detail or clarification regarding the study approach, method, or implementation arrangements.
  • Field work implementation plan (to be submitted before field work begins). This field work plan should be presented to NP for comment, and revised as necessary prior to commencing field work.
  • Final survey questionnaires and qualitative data collection tools and guides.
  • Cleaned data sets in SPSS format with data correctly organized, variables named and labelled.
  • Cleaned qualitative data collection transcripts
  • A comprehensive final end-line evaluation report that meets agreed formats.
  • High quality validation of the information collected through a validation workshop of the findings.

NP DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Oversee the overall evaluation design, including sampling frame and selection of study sites.
  • Whenever possible, serve as co-facilitators in the training workshop for data collectors on survey implementation, including study methodology.
  • Hire enumerators to conduct the data collection.
  • Whenever possible, assist the consultant in supervising data enumerators by assigning NP staff to monitor the field work.
  • Review all data to ensure quality and conducted according to the guidelines.

RESOURCES

NPSS will pay for visa, transport to South Sudan and to all field sites. In addition, NPSS will provide accommodation while in country. NPSS will not provide personal computers and the consultant has to use his/her own computer. All necessary logistical arrangements for the assessment will be coordinated through the NPSS logistics department. The chosen individual consultant will coordinate with the Research Monitoring and Evaluation Adviser, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, Program Development Personnel, Program Manager and field staff in the planning and implementation of the evaluations.

TIMEFRAME

The consultant is expected to work from September 5, 2021 – October 14, 2022 and complete all responsibilities and deliverables outlined in expected deliverables section. The schedule outlined below is estimated and open to revision in terms of dates and where the consultant is going to travel for field work.

RESOURCES

NPSS will cover domestic ticket to all field sites. In addition, NPSS will provide accommodation while in country. NPSS will not provide personal computers and the consultant has to use his/her own computer. All necessary logistical arrangements for the assessment will be coordinated through the NPSS logistics department. The chosen individual consultant will coordinate with the Research Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, Program Development Personnel, Program Manager and field staff in the planning and implementation of the evaluations.

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

Education:

  • Master’s degree in International and Political Affairs, Law, Development Studies, Social Sciences or related field.

Experience

  • At least 7 years’ experience in the design and implementation of evaluations, assessments or baseline surveys including qualitative and quantitative data collection.
  • Previous experience in the area of human rights, civic engagement, and/or protection of civilians
  • Knowledge of international normative standards on women’s rights and gender mainstreaming processes
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of research methodologies and processes.
  • Experience in the development of Monitoring and Evaluation frameworks and log-frames.
  • Experience in gathering and systematizing large amounts of data
  • Experience managing a diverse team and providing capacity building and training support.
  • Experience developing protection projects in war and/or emergency settings.
  • Proven ability to manage highly confidential and sensitive information through a protection lens.
  • Experience managing projects in complex and dangerous environments
  • Excellent ability to communicate with stakeholders including process management and facilitation skills

SUBMISSION OF PROPOSAL

The proposal shall include technical and financial sections. The financial section needs to describe only the consultant’s professional fee and other expenses that will incurred during the evaluation process excluding expenses like visa while in country as this will be handled by NP.

The proposal should include:

  • Consultant profile including past achievements
  • Introduction: A brief overview of the assignment as understood by the bidder
  • Detail methodology and approach including work plan (i.e. research techniques to be used, sampling, field operation plan, quality assurance and time frame)
  • Current CV of the consultant
  • Detail itemized work plan
  • Detailed itemized budget and price justification by unit cost per activity being proposed under the financial proposal.
  • Three references from organizations that proves the capacity of the consultant to carry out an assessment/evaluation
  • Annexes: Any documents, which the consultant feels will assist proposal review team in evaluating the proposal

Prospective individual consultants should submit written proposal and other details listed above

  • Please apply via the link.
  • The closing date for applications is Monday, 15th Aug 2022 by 4 PM CAT
  • Candidates may be selected before the closing date, apply early
  • As part of the recruitment process, shortlisted candidates may be asked to complete a written assignment before participating in an interview.

SPECIAL NOTICE

Nonviolent Peaceforce is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff at all levels. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position. However, all qualified applicants regardless of their gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, or age, will be considered for this opportunity. Nonviolent Peaceforce acknowledges the duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of employees, contractors, volunteers, interns, beneficiaries, and other stakeholders and is committed to ensuring safeguarding practice reflects statutory responsibilities, government guidance and complies with best practice in the Humanitarian and Development sector.

Nonviolent Peaceforce acknowledges the duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of employees, contractors, volunteers, interns, beneficiaries, and other stakeholders and is committed to ensuring safeguarding practice reflects statutory responsibilities, government guidance and complies with best practice in the Humanitarian and Development sector.

NO FEE

PLEASE BEWARE OF FRAUDULENT JOB OFFERS. NONVIOLENT PEACEFORCE DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE OR ASK FOR FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (INCLUDING APPLICATION, INTERVIEW, MEETING, TRAVELING, PROCESSING TRAINING, ETC). NONVIOLENT PEACEFORCE WILL NOT REQUEST INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

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Nonviolent Peaceforce (NP) is a nonpartisan unarmed peacekeeping organization with the goal of protecting civilians and reducing violence in areas affected by armed conflict. NP holds Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations, and has been endorsed by nine Nobel Peace Prize laureates, including the Dalai Lama and former South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu.In 2016, Nonviolent Peaceforce was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize

Nonviolent Peaceforce (NP) is a dynamic, international non-governmental organization. We work to reduce violence and protect civilians in countries affected by violent conflict and its aftermath. NP implements programming through the deployment of civilian protection teams to the field.

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“Opening civilian space for community reconciliation, and strengthening community mechanisms for protection and peacebuilding initiatives in the Sobat Corridor and Western Equatoria”

BACKGROUND

Nonviolent Peaceforce (NP), an International NGO founded in 2002, recruits, trains and deploys unarmed civilians to reduce violence and protect vulnerable populations in conflict-affected areas. NP has been operating in South Sudan since 2010 and currently implements over ten projects across the country. Nonviolent Peaceforce South Sudan (NP-SS) has been partnering with Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) since 2016 and implementing projects with a view to increase the capacity of communities in peacebuilding and protection, through the development of community-based protection mechanisms.

(Project Location - Sobat river corridor, Upper Nile State, South Sudan. Specifically, Ulang county, Kewer count, Yomding county and Doma county) and in “Western Equatoria– Western Equatoria” (Project Location - greater Mundri region of South Sudan. Specifically, Mundri East: Doso, Kediba, Kederu, Lui, Lanyi and Mundri West: Kotobi, Karika, Okari, Ladingwa, Bangolo, Gariya, Gullu, Amadi and Mundri town)

PURPOSE OF THE TASK

Monitoring and evaluation are an integral part of the overall project management cycle to ensure effective oversight of the projects stated in the above background section. The main purpose of the task is to conduct end-line evaluations for the SDC supported project.

Specific evaluation Objectives include:

  • To assess the extent to which the project’ outputs have been achieved considering the indicators given in the project documents.
  • To evaluate the level of contribution of the outputs towards achievement of the expected objectives, goal and impact.
  • To assess the relevance, effectiveness, and efficiency of interventions as well as, the sustainability of the results, and the degree of satisfaction of the beneficiaries.
  • To evaluate the appropriateness of the strategies and approaches used for implementing the project.
  • To identify major external factors that influenced or impacted on the implementation of the projects and evaluate their implication on future interventions.
  • To highlight lessons learned from the project and make recommendations for future strategies.

DESIGN AND METHODS

A cross-sectional study will be conducted in the project implementation areas i.e. Ulang and Mundri. The individual consultant is expected to conduct a participatory evaluation providing for meaningful involvement by project partners, beneficiaries and other interested parties. Primary and secondary data is expected to be gathered using a mixed method to evaluate programme implementation. Thus, the evaluation will involve collecting the following data:

Quantitative data: It will be used to measure indicators of the projects expressed in terms of numbers/percentages (quantitative indicators). Information will be collected using questionnaire survey which will be administered to a sample of households. The consultant is expected to determine the sampling technique and size which would be representative, and adequate to detect the changes observed and do basic descriptive statistics.

Qualitative data: Qualitative information will be collected through Focus Group Discussions (FGDs), Key Informant Interviews (KIIs) and In-depth Interviews (IDIs) with key stakeholders including project participants, community leaders, community/traditional leaders, local government offices, civil society organisations, donors, local implementing partners, project staff and others to complement the information collected through quantitative approaches.

Secondary documentation: Review of related documents will also be important to establish key insights relevant to the effective implementation of the project.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITES OF THE CONSULTANT

The consultant will be expected to:

  • Design methodology for the collection of quantitative and qualitative data for the end line surveys.
  • Prepare data collection tools necessary to answer the end-line evaluation questions.
  • Develop detailed field implementation and enumerators training guide for the surveys.
  • Facilitate training workshop for enumerators (NP will hire the enumerators) and pilot testing of the tool.
  • Plan and coordinate necessary logistics for the data collection in accordance with the selected methodology.
  • Conduct the end-line evaluation surveys at the project locations to measure key indicators as defined in the project’s logical framework.
  • Design the survey tools on KOBO platform and ensure enumerators are trained adequately.
  • Collect and analyse available secondary data to augment the end-line survey findings.
  • Based upon a reading of the programme documents, propose any additional topics or issues for analysis.
  • Analyse and interpret data to develop comprehensive end-line evaluation report
  • Conduct comparative analysis of the end-line data with the baseline findings of the projects.
  • Share key preliminary findings and insights from the evaluation with relevant staff through consultations.

EXPECTED DELIVERABLES

  • Submit an inception report/proposal which responds to the scope of work by adding any further detail or clarification regarding the study approach, method, or implementation arrangements.
  • Field work implementation plan (to be submitted before field work begins). This field work plan should be presented to NP for comment, and revised as necessary prior to commencing field work.
  • Final survey questionnaires and qualitative data collection tools and guides.
  • Cleaned data sets in SPSS format with data correctly organized, variables named and labelled.
  • Cleaned qualitative data collection transcripts
  • A comprehensive final end-line evaluation report that meets agreed formats.
  • High quality validation of the information collected through a validation workshop of the findings.

NP DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Oversee the overall evaluation design, including sampling frame and selection of study sites.
  • Whenever possible, serve as co-facilitators in the training workshop for data collectors on survey implementation, including study methodology.
  • Hire enumerators to conduct the data collection.
  • Whenever possible, assist the consultant in supervising data enumerators by assigning NP staff to monitor the field work.
  • Review all data to ensure quality and conducted according to the guidelines.

RESOURCES

NPSS will pay for visa, transport to South Sudan and to all field sites. In addition, NPSS will provide accommodation while in country. NPSS will not provide personal computers and the consultant has to use his/her own computer. All necessary logistical arrangements for the assessment will be coordinated through the NPSS logistics department. The chosen individual consultant will coordinate with the Research Monitoring and Evaluation Adviser, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, Program Development Personnel, Program Manager and field staff in the planning and implementation of the evaluations.

TIMEFRAME

The consultant is expected to work from September 5, 2021 – October 14, 2022 and complete all responsibilities and deliverables outlined in expected deliverables section. The schedule outlined below is estimated and open to revision in terms of dates and where the consultant is going to travel for field work.

RESOURCES

NPSS will cover domestic ticket to all field sites. In addition, NPSS will provide accommodation while in country. NPSS will not provide personal computers and the consultant has to use his/her own computer. All necessary logistical arrangements for the assessment will be coordinated through the NPSS logistics department. The chosen individual consultant will coordinate with the Research Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, Program Development Personnel, Program Manager and field staff in the planning and implementation of the evaluations.

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

Education:

  • Master’s degree in International and Political Affairs, Law, Development Studies, Social Sciences or related field.

Experience

  • At least 7 years’ experience in the design and implementation of evaluations, assessments or baseline surveys including qualitative and quantitative data collection.
  • Previous experience in the area of human rights, civic engagement, and/or protection of civilians
  • Knowledge of international normative standards on women’s rights and gender mainstreaming processes
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of research methodologies and processes.
  • Experience in the development of Monitoring and Evaluation frameworks and log-frames.
  • Experience in gathering and systematizing large amounts of data
  • Experience managing a diverse team and providing capacity building and training support.
  • Experience developing protection projects in war and/or emergency settings.
  • Proven ability to manage highly confidential and sensitive information through a protection lens.
  • Experience managing projects in complex and dangerous environments
  • Excellent ability to communicate with stakeholders including process management and facilitation skills

SUBMISSION OF PROPOSAL

The proposal shall include technical and financial sections. The financial section needs to describe only the consultant’s professional fee and other expenses that will incurred during the evaluation process excluding expenses like visa while in country as this will be handled by NP.

The proposal should include:

  • Consultant profile including past achievements
  • Introduction: A brief overview of the assignment as understood by the bidder
  • Detail methodology and approach including work plan (i.e. research techniques to be used, sampling, field operation plan, quality assurance and time frame)
  • Current CV of the consultant
  • Detail itemized work plan
  • Detailed itemized budget and price justification by unit cost per activity being proposed under the financial proposal.
  • Three references from organizations that proves the capacity of the consultant to carry out an assessment/evaluation
  • Annexes: Any documents, which the consultant feels will assist proposal review team in evaluating the proposal

Prospective individual consultants should submit written proposal and other details listed above

  • Please apply via the link.
  • The closing date for applications is Monday, 15th Aug 2022 by 4 PM CAT
  • Candidates may be selected before the closing date, apply early
  • As part of the recruitment process, shortlisted candidates may be asked to complete a written assignment before participating in an interview.

SPECIAL NOTICE

Nonviolent Peaceforce is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff at all levels. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position. However, all qualified applicants regardless of their gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, or age, will be considered for this opportunity. Nonviolent Peaceforce acknowledges the duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of employees, contractors, volunteers, interns, beneficiaries, and other stakeholders and is committed to ensuring safeguarding practice reflects statutory responsibilities, government guidance and complies with best practice in the Humanitarian and Development sector.

Nonviolent Peaceforce acknowledges the duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of employees, contractors, volunteers, interns, beneficiaries, and other stakeholders and is committed to ensuring safeguarding practice reflects statutory responsibilities, government guidance and complies with best practice in the Humanitarian and Development sector.

NO FEE

PLEASE BEWARE OF FRAUDULENT JOB OFFERS. NONVIOLENT PEACEFORCE DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE OR ASK FOR FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (INCLUDING APPLICATION, INTERVIEW, MEETING, TRAVELING, PROCESSING TRAINING, ETC). NONVIOLENT PEACEFORCE WILL NOT REQUEST INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

2022-08-16

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