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    Organization: Norwegian Church Aid
    Country: Iraq
    Closing date: 15 Nov 2016

    Norwegian Church Aid ('NCA') is one of the largest aid organisations in the Nordic region. We are there in disasters and emergencies to provide water and critical assistance to those affected. Together with our international network and partner organisations in the ACT Alliance we are able to reach millions of people each year and help make a positive difference around the world. We are determined to work towards eradicating injustice and we therefore work passionately with advocacy, long-term development in local communities and providing emergency assistance. As we see more and more people impacted by disasters, we now have an even stronger focus on providing more people with emergency relief and access to clean water. We believe that people in need must be helped and we will not stop fighting for a just world.

    For its newly re-opened and officially registered office in Amman, Jordan, NCA is recruiting an experienced Regional WASH engineer to support the expansion and quality assurance of its programs in Lebanon, North Iraq, Syria and Turkey. Projects are implemented in host communities, informal settlements and official camps for refugees and internally displaced persons. The WASH engineer will report directly to NCA’s Area Representative Middle East.

    The contract is for 12 months from 1 January to 31 December 2017. Please note that this position is not an expatriate position and will be under NCA's national terms and conditions for that region.

    This recruitment process will be run by NCA's regional office in Amman and they will be in touch with you if your application is of interest.

    Job description

    •Contribute to the development of NCA’s regional WASH strategy, policies and methods. •Provide technical input into developing new responses to WASH emergencies or gaps including preparing for and carrying out WASH needs assessments together with partners and local staff. •Contribute with technical expertise to WASH funding proposals, budgets and reports. •Quality assure WASH designs, procurement plans, Bill of Quantities and budgets. •Strengthen NCA’s monitoring and data collection system and routines for WASH projects. •Conduct regular monitoring visits to NCA’s operational and partner-based projects in the region to document and propose improvements and alternative courses of action. •Assess, accompany and develop capacity of national and partner WASH staff. •For shorter periods, in situations of insufficient capacity or staff turnover, support in the field. •As agreed, coordinate activities with relevant UN agencies and forum as well as other WASH actors.

    Qualifications

    •University education in engineering on bachelor or master degree level in one or more of the following subjects: water, sanitation or civil engineering. •Demonstrated minimum 7 years project management experience, preferably from governmental or non-governmental organizations. •Background from training and coaching staff and others on WASH. •Experience with developing and/or quality assuring designs, procurement plans, detailed Bill of Quantities and technical specifications for water supply and/or sanitation infrastructure. •Experience with monitoring water supply and/or sanitation projects under construction and/or for operations and maintenance. •Previous exposure to relevant government structures and processes for approval and operations of water and/or sanitation schemes. •Preferred: Knowledge about integrated WASH and WASH environmental assessments. •Working knowledge of English and preferably Arabic. •Willingness to travel frequently to various locations in the region.

    We offer

    •A key role working with meaningful projects for one of Norway's largest humanitarian organizations.


    How to apply:

    NCA uses an electronic gateway for all recruitment where you can register and submit your CV, write an application / cover letter and attach relevant certificates. Applications can also be submitted in original to: NCA, office no. 207, Al Mansour Complex, Princess Taghreed street 36, Swefieh, Amman, Jordan.

    https://www.webcruiter.no/WcMain/advertviewpublic.aspx?company_id=710065


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    Organization: Norwegian Church Aid
    Closing date: 30 Nov 2016

    Norwegian Church Aid ('NCA') is one of the largest aid organisations in the Nordic region. We are there in disasters and emergencies to provide water and critical assistance to those affected. Together with our international network and partner organisations in the ACT Alliance we are able to reach millions of people each year and help make a positive difference around the world. We are determined to work towards eradicating injustice and we therefore work passionately with advocacy, long-term development in local communities and providing emergency assistance. As we see more and more people impacted by disasters, we now have an even stronger focus on providing more people with emergency relief and access to clean water. We believe that people in need must be helped and we will not stop fighting for a just world.

    Norwegian Church Aid has 1,000 employees in more than 20 countries, several of which are located in high-risk areas. The security environment for humanitarian organizations is becoming increasingly complex. To strengthen the organization's security efforts, we are now looking for three roving security advisors. The positions will be responsible for, respectively; Eastern Africa, the Middle East and our Francophone countries. Security is highly prioritized in NCA and our work is characterized by high work pressure, a high degree of individual responsibility for own work and a good team spirit.
    NCA has recently revised its security framework and developed new standards and tools. These are now being implemented in NCA’s regional and country offices. The roving security advisers will be stationed at one of the NCA offices in the regions concerned, and extensive traveling to neighbouring countries must be expected.

    Duties in the position:

    1. Implement NCA's Security Risk Management standard, including conducting threat and risk analyses for NCA's operational areas, designing risk mitigation measures and updating national security and contingency plans.
    2. Advise Area and Country Representatives on strategic conflict and risk analysis.
    3. Coordinate and liaise with other entities and organisations in the sector.
    4. Train security personnel, local staff and partners in local security and analytical competence.
    5. Contribute to and participate in the organisation's strategy work related to safety, security and programs.
    6. Conduct security risk assessments and safety audits at each country office and partner organisation.
    7. Strengthen NCA offices' crisis management capacity.
    8. Contribute to results-oriented planning, monitoring, documentation and reporting for the security field.
    9. Monitor and report on security and safety developments, especially in high-risk countries.

    The person to be employed must be loyal to Norwegian Church Aid's Christian values and accept the Code of Conduct of ACT Alliance.

    Personal qualities:

    Able to work and solve problems independently. Good communication and cooperative skills. Good team- and capacity building skills. Flexible and able to work and stay calm under pressure.

    Qualifications:

    1. Master's degree in political science, international relations, regional studies, conflict and development studies, criminology or law enforcement.
    2. Documented field experience.
    3. At least five years experience from security related work.
    4. Experience from the development and/or humanitarian aid sector.
    5. Strong analytical skills.
    6. Documented experience on providing security training / coaching.
    7. Solid English skills, both verbally and written.
    8. Excellent French skills for the position covering francophone countries.
    9. Further language skills such as Arabic and Portuguese is desirable.

    We offer:

    1. A key role working with meaningful projects for one of Norway's largest humanitarian organizations.
    2. Exciting and varied tasks in an international environment.
    3. Extensive travelling.
    4. Competitive terms and conditions and a comprehensive pension plan.

    NCA uses an electronic gateway for all recruitments where you can register and submit your CV, write an application / coverletter and attach relevant certificates. Only applicants using this electronic gateway will be considered for this position.


    How to apply:

    https://www.webcruiter.no/WcMain/advertviewpublic.aspx?oppdragsnr=3258406012&link_source_id=5465...


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    Organization: Norwegian Church Aid
    Country: Sudan
    Closing date: 17 Nov 2016

    Norwegian Church Aid ('NCA') is one of the largest aid organisations in the Nordic region. We are there in disasters and emergencies to provide water and critical assistance to those affected. Together with our international network and partner organisations in the ACT Alliance we are able to reach millions of people each year and help make a positive difference around the world. We are determined to work towards eradicating injustice and we therefore work passionately with advocacy, long-term development in local communities and providing emergency assistance. As we see more and more people impacted by disasters, we now have an even stronger focus on providing more people with emergency relief and access to clean water. We believe that people in need must be helped and we will not stop fighting for a just world.

    NCA has been working in Sudan for more than 40 years. The focus areas are Darfur, where the main effort is on humanitarian work and early recovery programmes; and Kordofan states with focus on long term development within the areas of health, WASH and livelihood.

    We are now looking for a WASH and Programme Advisor who will supervise and monitor program activities in the field (Darfur, Nyala and Zalingei). This position will act as a special advisor to the WASH Sector Manager, Programme Manager and the different Sector Heads of Programmes. The Darfur Programme has an annual budget of 5-6 mill USD.

    The person we are looking for is a skilled humanitarian / programme advisor with professional special experience in WASH. The successful candidate works well alongside national and international staff / partners and enjoys sharing knowledge and providing training. The position requires frequent travel to the field for monitoring.

    Darfur has been suffering from internal conflicts for more than 12 years. Working here therefore entails adherence to special security and safety measures, and free movement is very limited. Please note that Darfur is a non-family duty station. This is a one year contract with start date 1 January 2017.

    Job description

    •Supervise and monitor programme activities in the field •Be a special advisor to the WASH Manager & team, Programme Manager and Heads of Sectors •Assist in planning and reporting and provide quality assurance on programme planning, implementation and reporting •Provide quality assurance to national partners on programme implementation •Oversee design and construction of appropriate water supply and sanitation infrastructures in IDP and host communities •Supervise water supply, sanitation/waste disposal and associated construction projects

    Qualifications

    •Relevant humanitarian / development education with special education or experience in WASH •Minimum 3 years experience from intercultural humanitarian / development work in Africa / Middle East •Experience from working in a challenging / risky environment •Experience with ECHO reporting is an asset •Well qualified in English oral and written •Fluency or knowledge of Arabic language is an asset

    Personal qualities

    •Systematic, structured and accurate •Team player •Very good communication and cooperation skills •Ability to train and build capacity •Good people skills, including relationship building with donors •Ability to listen and learn from context and culture •The person who is to be employed has to be loyal to Norwegian Church Aid's Christian values

    We offer

    •Internationally competitive remuneration


    How to apply:

    NCA uses an electronic gateway for all recruitment where you can register and submit your CV, write an application / cover letter and attach relevant certificates. Only applicants using this electronic gateway will be considered for the position.

    https://www.webcruiter.no/WcMain/advertviewpublic.aspx?company_id=710065


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    Organization: Norwegian Church Aid
    Country: Jordan
    Closing date: 15 Feb 2017

    Norwegian Church Aid ('NCA') is one of the largest aid organisations in the Nordic region. We are there in disasters and emergencies to provide water and critical assistance to those affected. Together with our international network and partner organisations in the ACT Alliance we are able to reach millions of people each year and help make a positive difference around the world. We are determined to work towards eradicating injustice and we therefore work passionately with advocacy, long-term development in local communities and providing emergency assistance. As we see more and more people impacted by disasters, we now have an even stronger focus on providing more people with emergency relief and access to clean water. We believe that people in need must be helped and we will not stop fighting for a just world.

    In the Middle East, the programs are Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) and Gender-Based Violence (GBV) with an emphasis on psychosocial support.
    In July 2016 NCA established an Area Office Middle East, responsible for the organization’s programs in Lebanon, Syria and North Iraq. For this office, NCA is recruiting an experienced Area Funding & Grant Manager. The successful candidate is expected to use her/his language skills, knowledge and experience with funding proposals and management of grant requirements to secure, diversify and grow NCA’s funding base for the Middle East.
    The position will be located in Amman, Jordan, and will report to the Area Representative. The contract is for one year with a possibility for extension.
    NCA uses an electronic gateway for all recruitment where you can register and submit your CV, write an application / cover letter and attach relevant certificates. Only applicants using this electronic gateway will be considered for the position.
    Deadline for applying is: 15. February 2017.

    Job description

    • Conduct donor mapping and identify new funding opportunities that match NCA’s strategies for the Middle East.
    • Contribute together with the Area Representative to networking with existing and potential donors as well as with potential consortia partners.
    • Contribute to or facilitate design processes for program and project development.
    • Lead, plan and/or quality assure new funding proposals in close cooperation with NCA and partners’ financial and programmatic staff.
    • Conduct final quality checks and fine-tuning of all funding proposals and reports to donors before they are submitted.
    • Quality assure all grant agreements with donors and partners before they are signed.
    • Maintain an overview of all grants and their status quo, and follow-up compliance with donor conditions and deadlines.
    • Carry out training of NCA and partner staff on donor relationship management, funding proposals and grant management.
    • Contribute to grant kick-off and exit workshops with partners.
    • Lead processes related to evaluations of NCA’s Middle East programs.
    • Liaison with Head Office Communications department on visibility and communication on NCA Middle East program activities and achievements.

    Qualifications

    • Master degree in a relevant subject including, but not limited to: Development, Middle Eastern studies, International Relations, journalism and English.
    • Documented experience from proposal writing and/or management of grants from major donors.
    • Knowledge of common terminology and results-based project management tools for the humanitarian sector.
    • Experience with training and mentoring of staff and/or others.
    • Preferable: Experience with consortia proposals and cooperation with sister and partner organizations.
    • Written English language skills on native speaker’s level. Working knowledge of Arabic is an asset.
    • Willingness to travel to other countries in the region.

    Personal qualities

    • Analytical and strategic.
    • Able to self-organize and organize others effectively towards meeting deadlines.
    • Ambitious with respect to constant improvement of own and others’ work.
    • Good at fostering constructive relations with colleagues and representatives from donors and other organizations.
    • Enjoys and pays attention to how to communicate effectively in written English.
    • Passionate about the Middle East, but sensitive to the context.

    How to apply:

    NCA uses an electronic gateway for all recruitment where you can register and submit your CV, write an application / cover letter and attach relevant certificates. Only applicants using this electronic gateway will be considered for the position. https://www.webcruiter.no/WcMain/AdvertViewPublic.aspx?oppdragsnr=3328100372&standalone=1&li...


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    Organization: Norwegian Church Aid
    Country: Iraq
    Closing date: 01 Mar 2017

    Norwegian Church Aid ('NCA') is one of the largest aid organisations in the Nordic region. We are there in disasters and emergencies to provide water and critical assistance to those affected. Together with our international network and partner organisations in the ACT Alliance we are able to reach millions of people each year and help make a positive difference around the world. We are determined to work towards eradicating injustice and we therefore work passionately with advocacy, long-term development in local communities and providing emergency assistance. As we see more and more people impacted by disasters, we now have an even stronger focus on providing more people with emergency relief and access to clean water. We believe that people in need must be helped and we will not stop fighting for a just world.

    In the Middle East programs are Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) and Gender-Based Violence (GBV) with an emphasis on psychosocial support.
    For NCA’s operations in North Iraq, NCA is recruiting an experienced Finance & Administration Manager. The successful candidate will be expected to use her/his skills and knowledge about administrative and financial processes to ensure that NCA’s operations are cost-effective and accountable, and that the organization is operating within the law and NCA’s routines & guidelines.
    The position will be located in Dohuk, a non-family duty station, and the security situation may be challenging. The position will be part of the NCA North Iraq’s Senior Management Team. Contract end is July 2018 with possibility for extension.
    NCA uses an electronic gateway for all recruitment where you can register and submit your CV, write an application / cover letter and attach relevant certificates. Only applicants using this electronic gateway will be considered for the position.
    Deadline for applying is: 1. March 2017.

    Job description

    • Ensure that all administrative and financial processes are in compliance with donor regulations and NCA’s routines & guidelines.
    • Strengthen systems for internal control and accountability and address financial risks and gaps, also beyond own department.
    • Provide input to and quality assure all budgeting processes in cooperation with the Senior Management Team and program staff.
    • Oversee all accounting processes, including ensuring correct coding and entry into the accounting system as well as the completeness and correctness of supporting documentation and the monthly reconciliations of accounts.
    • Ensure adequate cash-management and control of liquid and fixed assets.
    • Contribute to solid grant management by producing timely project financial reports to donors, senior management and program staff, and by addressing deviations from budgets and agreements.
    • Produce the Annual Financial Statement and respond to NCA finance controllers and external auditors’ inquiries as required.
    • Ensure that all obligations towards the government is complied with including for renewal of registration and payment of taxes.
    • Provide supervision for personnel administration including for recruitment processes, contract management, salary payments and documentation.
    • Conduct verifications and reviews of partners’ accounts and documentation, as well as the strength of their financial and administrative systems.
    • Train and mentor NCA and partner staff on finance, accounting and administration.

    Qualifications

    • University education in Business Administration/Management and/or Accounting on bachelor or higher levels.
    • Documented minimum 7 years’ practical experience from finance and accounting whereof minimum 4 years as a manager or supervisor.
    • Solid understanding about donor and NGO regulations, processes and systems.
    • Background from training and mentoring of own staff, and preferably partner staff.
    • Proficiency in English, written and oral. Working knowledge of Arabic and/or Kurdish is an advantage.

    Personal qualities

    • Able to delegate, while developing local staff capacity.
    • Principled approach to area of work with strong personal integrity.
    • Able to meet deadlines also in periods with high work pressure.
    • Proactive and able to work under own initiative, while remaining a strong team player.
    • Attention to details.
    • Preferable: Interest in the region, but sensitive to context.

    How to apply:

    NCA uses an electronic gateway for all recruitment where you can register and submit your CV, write an application / cover letter and attach relevant certificates. Only applicants using this electronic gateway will be considered for the position. https://www.webcruiter.no/WcMain/AdvertViewPublic.aspx?oppdragsnr=3328126215&standalone=1&li...


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    Organization: Norwegian Church Aid
    Country: Iraq
    Closing date: 15 Feb 2017

    Norwegian Church Aid ('NCA') is one of the largest aid organisations in the Nordic region. We are there in disasters and emergencies to provide water and critical assistance to those affected. Together with our international network and partner organisations in the ACT Alliance we are able to reach millions of people each year and help make a positive difference around the world. We are determined to work towards eradicating injustice and we therefore work passionately with advocacy, long-term development in local communities and providing emergency assistance. As we see more and more people impacted by disasters, we now have an even stronger focus on providing more people with emergency relief and access to clean water. We believe that people in need must be helped and we will not stop fighting for a just world.

    In the Middle East programs are Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) and Gender-Based Violence (GBV) with an emphasis on psychosocial support.
    For NCA’s operations in North Iraq and its partner-based projects in Lebanon and Syria, NCA is recruiting an experienced Area Procurement and Logistics Manager. The successful candidate will be expected to use her/his knowledge about donor and government regulations and experience from large-scale humanitarian operations, for organization and quality assurance of procurement and logistics activities and for training and mentoring of partners and staff on the same.
    The position will be located in Dohuk, a non-family duty station, and the security situation may be challenging. The position will be part of the NCA North Iraq Senior Management Team. Contract end is 31 December 2017 with a possibility for extension.
    NCA uses an electronic gateway for all recruitment where you can register and submit your CV, write an application / cover letter and attach relevant certificates. Only applicants using this electronic gateway will be considered for the position.
    Deadline for applying is: 15. February 2017.

    Job description

    • Develop and strengthen all procurement and logistics systems for NCA’s operations.
    • Ensure that all donor, government and NCA regulations for procurement and logistics are implemented and followed up.
    • Quality assure all procurement processes and documentation from market mapping to tendering to contract negotiations, signing and fulfillment
    • Ensure effective logistics processes, and accurate and up-to-date recording and documentation for transportation of both goods and people; exemptions, clearances and permits; warehousing and asset inventory management.
    • Work closely with program staff for the timely planning of all procurements and logistics activities, for reporting on status quo and for problem solving related to these activities.
    • Coordinate with finance staff on preparation and follow-up of all payments and supporting documents.
    • Manage, supervise and develop the capacity of all staff under area of responsibility.
    • Provide advice and organize training and mentoring of NCA and partner staff on all aspects of procurement and logistics and related routines & guidelines.
    • Participate in partner assessments, kick-off grant workshops, and reviews and monitoring of partners’ routines & guidelines, systems, plans and documentation.
    • Take part in coordination working groups or cluster mechanisms for logistics.
    • Ensure timely safeguarding, servicing and/or repairs of all NCA’s facilities and assets.
    • Assist with security related issues as a back-up and in particular with regards to transportation, office facilities and accommodation.

    Qualifications

    • University education in Business Administration/Management, Procurement and Logistics or a similar degree on bachelor level or higher.
    • Demonstrated minimum 5 years’ experience from procurement and logistics.
    • Experience from humanitarian operations is an advantage.
    • Solid understanding about donor and NGO regulations, processes and systems for procurement and logistics.
    • Documented experience with contract management and negotiations.
    • Background from training and mentoring of staff and others on procurement and logistics.
    • Proficiency in English, written and oral. Working knowledge of Arabic and/or Kurdish is an advantage.
    • Willingness to travel to other countries in the region.

    Personal qualities

    • Excellent planning skills.
    • Attention to details.
    • Principled approach to area of work with strong personal integrity.
    • Able to deal with high work pressure.
    • Proactive and able to work under own initiative, while remaining a strong team player.
    • Preferable: Interest in the region, but with great contextual sensitivity.

    How to apply:

    NCA uses an electronic gateway for all recruitment where you can register and submit your CV, write an application / cover letter and attach relevant certificates. Only applicants using this electronic gateway will be considered for the position. https://www.webcruiter.no/WcMain/AdvertViewPublic.aspx?oppdragsnr=3328060945&standalone=1&li...


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    Organization: Norwegian Church Aid
    Country: Norway
    Closing date: 19 Mar 2017

    Norwegian Church Aid (NCA) is looking for a structured and systematic team player, who can support and quality assure applications, contracts and reports to institutional donors. The position is based in NCA's Head Office in Oslo, and the person employed will be part of a team supporting NCA's offices in Francophone countries.

    The contract is permanent, with commencement 01.May 2017

    Job description
    • Map, analyse and plan funding opportunities for NCA's country offices in Mali, DRC, Haiti and Burundi
    • Develop quality proposals in close collaboration with programme staff, finance staff and partners in relevant country offices
    • Manage processes around applications to institutional donors like ECHO, EuropeAid, USAID, UN agencies and bilateral donors
    • Quality assure reports to donors • Monitor contracts for compliance
    • Capacity development of NCA staff and partners

    Qualifications
    • Relevant formal, higher education in e.g. international development, administration, management or business
    • Experience in international development; knowledge of approaches and terminology
    • Experience in developing concepts and writing proposals for institutional donors
    • Understanding of results-based management, project design, and project cycle management
    • Knowledge of institutional donor regulations
    • Fluency in English and French, spoken and written, is a requirement
    • Experience working in multi-cultural/multi-national teams
    • Experience living and working overseas is an advantage
    • Norwegian language skills are an advantage

    Education field
    • Development aid
    • Administration / Management Personal qualities
    Structured, results oriented and flexible
    • Self-driven, supportive and good team player
    • Excellent communication and analytical skills (written and oral)
    • Excellent organisational and teamwork skills, including ability to prioritize, plan and coordinate deliveries
    • Availability and willingness to travel

    • The person employed must be loyal to Norwegian Church Aid´s Christian values

    We offer
    • Exciting tasks in an international environment
    • Flexible working hours, with a good insurance and pension scheme
    • Cooperation Agreement regarding a More Inclusive Working Life (IA-bedrift)

    Miscellaneous info
    • Travel: Some travelling must be expected

    About NCA Norwegian Church Aid ('NCA') is one of the largest aid organisations in the Nordic region. We are there in disasters and emergencies to provide water and critical assistance to those affected. Together with our international network and partner organisations in the ACT Alliance we are able to reach millions of people each year and help make a positive difference around the world. We are determined to work towards eradicating injustice and we therefore work passionately with advocacy, long-term development in local communities and providing emergency assistance. As we see more and more people impacted by disasters, we now have an even stronger focus on providing more people with emergency relief and access to clean water. We believe that people in need must be helped and we will not stop fighting for a just world.


    How to apply:

    Norwegian Church Aid makes use of an electronic gateway for recruitments where you can register your CV, write an application and attach certificates. Only applicants using our electronic gateway will be considered for the position. https://www.webcruiter.no/WcMain/AdvertViewPublic.aspx?oppdragsnr=3362954158&standalone=1&li...


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    Organization: Norwegian Church Aid
    Country: Nigeria
    Closing date: 19 Mar 2017

    NCA is initiating a programmatic response to Gender-based Violence (GBV) and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) for the Lake Chad Basin in 2017 and is seeking an experienced and dedicated GBV Advisor. Initial programme start-up will focus on Nigeria response, however the GBV Advisor is expected to support mainstreaming of GBV in WASH activities in Cameroon, Niger and Chad as well as Nigeria. The GBV Advisor is also expected to carry out programme assessments for GBV in Emergencies (GBViE) response in Cameroon, Niger and Chad.
    NCA will provide assistance to IDPs, refugees, returnees and host communities affected in the Lake Chad Basin; Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad and Niger. The assistance will support a scale up of current assistance by the ACT Alliance sister organisations within the sectors of WASH, food security/livelihood/cash and GBViE.
    This is a 1 year contract with April 1 2017 as start date. Please note that the area of operation in Nigeria is classified as a high-risk area and a non-family duty station.

    Job description

    • Initiate GBViE programme implementation based on programme proposal

    • Identify partners, partner assessment of GBV capacities

    • Oversee the technical aspects of the implementation and coordination of prevention and response to GBV

    • Write programme reports, proposals and oversee budgets

    • Facilitate GBViE rapid and comprehensive assessments

    • Develop and improve monitoring and evaluation mechanisms for the GBV programme, ensuring that partner teams in the field actively monitor set indicators and improvement in wellbeing of survivors

    • Work collaboratively to integrate GBV prevention and mitigation with WASH programme

    • Facilitate capacity building of staff, partners and others on GBViE programming, Psychological First Aid, Caring for Survivors/Caring for Child Survivors, GBV Coordination, GBV Information Management System(GBVIMS), Case Management and Clinical management of rape

    • Facilitate mid-term and end-term review of GBViE programmes

    • Link up and represent NCA with relevant protection clusters and GBV sub-clusters

      Qualifications

    • Professional experience related to GBV prevention and response programming in conflict and post conflict settings

    • Solid experience in training and capacity building experience, particularly using participatory approaches and methods in training related to different components of GBV programming

    • Knowledge of international humanitarian standards for GBV prevention, protection and response

    • Experience with developing and implementing GBV programmes, particularly monitoring and evaluation

    • Experience with working with civil society actors and faith based actors

    • Relevant higher university degree

    • Excellent English communication skills, both verbal and written

    • Knowledge of French is an advantage

      Personal qualities

    • Proven ability to think strategically and integrate best practices into programming

    • Excellent communication and decision-making skills

    • Strong skills in presentation and facilitation

    • Proven ability to network and establish positive relationships with staff, partners and government representatives

    • Must be able to handle stress and a high workload under challenging work conditions

    • The successful candidate must be loyal to NCA´s core Christian values and accept the ACT Alliance's Code of Conduct.

      We offer

    • Opportunity to play a key role in overseeing and coordinating significant and meaningful work for one of Norway's largest humanitarian organizations.

    • Competitive terms and conditions and a comprehensive pension plan


    How to apply:

    NCA uses an electronic gateway for all recruitment processes. Only candidates who submit their application and CV through this electronic gateway will be considered for the position. Please note that it is mandatory to upload a copy of relevant certificates and diplomas as part of the application.https://www.webcruiter.no/WcMain/advertviewpublic.aspx?company_id=710065


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    Organization: Refugees International
    Country: United States of America
    Closing date: 24 May 2017

    The Advocate for Sub-Saharan Africa and Peacekeeping Operations is a core program position at the staff level for Refugees International. Advocates travel three to four times a year to regions experiencing humanitarian crises and carry out assessments of the level and causes of displacement. These assessments involve interviews and discussions with displaced persons, UN and NGO personnel, and government officials. Upon completion of the assessment missions, advocates are responsible for documenting their findings in concise reports, and devising and carrying out an advocacy strategy in consultation with other relevant RI staff and departments to advance their recommendations.

    Principal Duties and Responsibilities

    Advocacy:

    • In conjunction with a mission team member, conduct assessments of humanitarian crises and peacekeeping operations, the level and causes of displacement as well as make recommendations for improving protection and humanitarian assistance in Sub-Saharan Africa and / or additional regions assigned by RI. Assess the impact of crises on individuals and communities through interviews with the displaced. Conduct interviews with other individuals knowledgeable about the situation, including NGO staff and United Nations and government officials.
    • Summarize the mission analysis of humanitarian crises and how to address them in concise reports.
    • Monitor UN Peacekeeping Missions and their field operations, as well as budgetary and policy discussions at the UN and among relevant stakeholders in coordination with RI’s UN Liaison.
    • Devise and carry out an advocacy strategy to assure the implementation of recommendations published in the field report. Work closely with the Director of Policy and Advocacy and other colleagues to develop and carry out the agreed strategy.
    • Hold frequent meetings with U.S. government officials, UN personnel, and other stakeholders in coordination with relevant RI staff to advance the overall advocacy agenda of the organization and to carry out a plan of action related to Sub-Saharan Africa or otherwise assigned region.
    • Share major developments within Sub-Saharan Africa or otherwise assigned region(s) with relevant RI staff.
    • Write material, including blogs, for RI’s website; draft statements for Congressional hearings and briefings in consultation with the Senior Policy Advisor and Communications team.
    • Represent the organization at coordination meetings organized by NGOs, the U.S. government, the UN, think tanks, and other relevant institutions; lead the organizations coalition work on assigned regions and countries.
    • Collaborate with fellow advocates and other RI staff to advance agency thinking on key issues and to support achievement of the agency’s mission.
    • Collaborate with the Development Department on fund raising efforts by drafting segments of grant proposals, meeting donors, drafting/contributing to progress reports, helping to organize Board and donor missions, and giving public talks on refugee issues.
    • Perform other desk-based research as necessary, when not on mission.
    • Perform other reasonably related duties as assigned.

    Special Education/Experience Requirements:

    Bachelor’s degree in international humanitarian affairs, political science, human rights, or African studies; Master’s degree preferred; three to five years of highly relevant experience in Sub-Saharan Africa and peacekeeping operations, including some combination of overseas work, preferably with refugees/internally displaced persons or in crisis situations; experience working for US based NGOs and/or direct experience with US advocacy and US policy highly desirable.

    Special Knowledge/Skills Requirements:

    Familiarity with the key agencies of the international humanitarian system, including the OCHA cluster system and funding mechanisms; good communication skills, especially clear writing and public speaking; familiarity with digital photography and digital videography very useful; fluency in English and proficiency in French a prerequisite; ability to work well with others in small teams required; willingness to travel to potentially risky and isolated places with limited external support; hostile environment training preferred; flexibility and sense of humor.

    Please send a cover letter, resume, and one writing sample to jobs@refintl.org before 24 May 2017. In the subject line write Advocate followed by your family name. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


    How to apply:

    Please send a cover letter, resume, and one writing sample to jobs@refintl.org before 24 May 2017. In the subject line write Advocate followed by your family name. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


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    Organization: Norwegian Church Aid
    Country: Afghanistan
    Closing date: 25 May 2017

    Norwegian Church Aid ('NCA') is seeking a competent and highly motivated Deputy Country Representative ('Deputy CR') to join their team in Afghanistan. In this key position under NCA's Country Representative ('CR'), the Deputy CR will work in close coordination with a range of dynamic development and humanitarian programmes, partners & project teams within the country. The NCA programmes in Afghanistan are livelihood /economic empowerment, water, sanitation &hygiene (WASH), peacebuilding and humanitarian assistance.
    NCA works with local Afghani organizations, strengthening community ties through locally driven projects. As Deputy CR, you will work to support the development of NCA's country strategy, develop and manage vital donor / partnership contracts and strengthen key security and humanitarian operations. Alongside the CR, you will help mobilize the team in the delivery of agreed priorities and plans in order to make a real difference to a country in desperate need of our support.
    This is a two-year contract with August 1, 2017 as a start date. Please note that Kabul is classified as a high-risk area and is a non-family duty station.

    Job description

    • Provide management and operational support to the CR, and be prepared to take full CR responsibility when required to do so.

    • Oversee and support the operational management of NCA's office in Afghanistan, which includes human resource, administration and security, as well as to collaborate and manage national staff pertaining to procurement and logistics.

    • Support the CR in ensuring proper security management across NCA's operations.

    • Lead the development of humanitarian responses in collaboration with NCA staff and partners.

    • Work to develop and maintain a positive team environment and excellent people management.

      Qualifications

    • Relevant university degree.

    • At least 3-5 years of working experience in insecure environments.

    • Ability to work well in unstable and frequently changing security environments.

    • Extensive experience in security management and procedures as well as a solid understanding of humanitarian principles and development issues.

    • Experience working in Operations (administrative, procurement, logistics and/or human resources).

    • Strong English skills, both verbal and written. Proficiency in Norwegian and regional experience is highly advantageous.

      Personal qualities

    • Proven leadership skills, able to inspire and motivate others.

    • Able to think diplomatically, analytically and strategically in challenging situations.

    • Sensitive to local culture with excellent communication and decision-making skills.

    • Able to work independently when necessary and at times with minimal supervision.

    • The person who, will be employed, must be loyal to Norwegian Church Aid´s Christian values and accept the Code of Conduct of ACT Alliance.

      We offer

    • Exciting and meaningful projects with one of Norway's largest humanitarian organizations.

    • Competitive terms and conditions and a comprehensive insurance and pension plan.

      About Norwegian Church Aid

      Norwegian Church Aid ('NCA') is one of the largest aid organisations in the Nordic region. We are there in disasters and emergencies to provide water and critical assistance to those affected. Together with our international network and partner organisations in the ACT Alliance we are able to reach millions of people each year and help make a positive difference around the world. We are determined to work towards eradicating injustice and we therefore work passionately with advocacy, long-term development in local communities and providing emergency assistance. As we see more and more people impacted by disasters, we now have an even stronger focus on providing more people with emergency relief and access to clean water. We believe that people in need must be helped and we will not stop fighting for a just world.


    How to apply:

    NCA uses an electronic recruitment portal. Candidates are kindly asked to submit their CV and application (limited to one page each) through this electronic recruitment portal. We also require all candidates to upload a copy of relevant certificates and diplomas as part of the application. Please note that we only consider candidates who submit their application, CV, and relevant certificates/diplomas through this electronic recruitment portal.
    Please apply using the following link:
    https://www.webcruiter.no/WcMain/AdvertViewPublic.aspx?oppdragsnr=3424148418&standalone=1&link_source_id=0&hide_back_button=1


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    Organization: Norwegian Church Aid
    Country: Somalia
    Closing date: 20 Sep 2017

    1.Background of Organization

    NCA is a diaconal organization established in Norway to work with people around the world to eradicate poverty and injustice. Diakonia is, according to our statement of principles, faith in action and is expressed through compassion, inclusive communities, responsible stewardship of creation, and the struggle for justice. Our vision is Together for a Just World. The overarching goal for NCA in Somalia is to support development that promotes human dignity for the poor and for vulnerable groups through programmes that create greater participation, equality and protection. NCA provides humanitarian assistance and works for long-term development. In order to address the root causes of poverty, we advocate for just decisions by public authorities, businesses and religious leaders. Our support is provided unconditionally, with no intention of influencing anyone’s religious or political affiliation. Most of our work is undertaken together with local civil society partners and faith actors.

    Our distinctiveness as a professional humanitarian and development actor is present in our work when we affirm the values and mobilise the resources of faith that lie in our diaconal identity and ecumenical networks. In addition, through decades of work in varying contexts, Norwegian Church Aid has developed valued partnerships and positive experiences together with people and organizations rooted in diverse religions and beliefs.

    NCA work in Somalia

    NCA began its work in Somalia in 1993, following the humanitarian crisis caused by the collapse of the central government in 1991. NCA became active in Puntland following the 2004 tsunami and has maintained this presence and programmes implementation since then. During the 2011-2015 strategic period, NCA implemented projects under the following thematic programmes:

    a. WASH

    b. Livelihoods

    c. Education for Peace and Development

    d. GBV

    e. Women, Peace and Security (WPS)

    f. Faith Communities and Peace Building (FCPB)

    For better focus and impact, NCA has decided to focus on fewer global thematic programmes under the current strategic period 2016-2020. The overall goal for NCA Somalia during this period is to contribute to safer and resilient communities where people have participated in their own development for improved health, economic empowerment and secure environment. Thematic programmes for this period are:

    a. WASH

    b. Economic Empowerment

    c. GBV

    d. Education for Peace and Development

    NCA also continues to implement a contextualized Education for Peace and Development Programme based on needs in project locations. NCA also implements integrated Emergency Response programmes based on needs on the ground.

    Implementation of programme activities is conducted directly by NCA or through partners in all target locations. Field offices in Garbaharrey, Garowe and Mogadishu are managed by a team of national experienced staff members. The Nairobi Office provides supervision and quality assurance, and support to national staff and partners.

    Coordination: NCA in Somalia is an active member of the Action by Churches Together (ACT) Alliance which has a coordination mechanism that facilitates collaboration with three other international organizations in Somalia (ACT forum members) for the purpose of mobilizing resources and sharing information to support the Somalia population. The three other ACT member organizations are DKH, FCA, and Diakonia Sweden. NCA also collaborates with, and coordinates interventions through the UN Cluster mechanisms in Nairobi and in the different project locations inside Somalia. NCA also coordinates with the NGO consortium for Somalia

    2. Purpose of the Evaluation

    The overall purpose of the evaluation is to enable NCA to learn from the implementation of these projects, so as to improve future programmes implementation. To draw lessons learnt, the evaluation will assess the relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, impact and sustainability of the programmes funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Norad during the period under review. The evaluation will also assess to what extent the overall objectives of the NCA Somalia Country Strategy 2011-2015 was achieved. This objective was contribute towards addressing two of the crucial rights deficits in Somalia, which are; the right to peace and security and the right to water and sanitation. The evaluation is also expected to assess whether the Theory of Change is still valid and what changes, if any, need to be made to achieve the overall goal. Further, the consultancy will also assess whether each of the overall objectives and Outcomes as per Results Frameworks of each of the different proposals over the years were achieved.

    Specifically, the evaluator will be expected to:

    • To identify and evaluate to what extent project objectives have been met

    • Establish if the Outcomes of the programmes as per Results Frameworks indicators achieved

    • To identify and document unintended achievements and constraints

    • To review whether and how risk assessments were conducted and the assessments used during the project cycle

    • To evaluate the added value of NCA

    • To evaluate the added value of working with and through partners

    • To make an analysis of NCAs visibility in project locations

    • To identify key lessons learnt for NCA as an organization, and lessons learnt for the NCA Somalia Country Programme as well as NCAs partners.

    • To propose recommendations for improving programme implementation for better impact.

    • To identify good practices, and generate knowledge including Documentation of success stories for the different programmes if any.

    • To evaluate how NCA related with other stakeholders including author ities at different levels

    2. Scope of the Evaluation

    The assignment will involve extensive field travel as well as interviews and interaction with a range of stakeholders including beneficiaries, NCA partners, local administration and government representatives among others in Gedo (El Wak, Dollow, Garbaharey, Bardera, Luuq, Belet Hawa), Puntland (Nugaal region-Garowe, Qardho, Eyl, Bandarbeila), Lower Shabelle (Marka, Qoryole, Kurtunwarey) and Banadir (Mogadishu, Afgoye) regions. The evaluation scope covers the five-point OECD/DAC criteria of evaluation covering relevance, efficiency, effectiveness, impact and sustainability. NCA and partners cover specific geographical regions and include;

    • Gedo- NCA, CERID, SADO, ASEP, DF, NAPAD

    • Puntland – NCA, KAALO Aid for Development

    • Banadir: - Baniadam, Elman, SSWC

    In addition to these partners, there are several other partners that worked with NCA during the previous strategic period but who are no longer NCA partners. These are DFI, SODO, RLO, SWV, SORDO, IIDA, and GVTC. Although GVTC is no longer a direct partner, NCA still contracts it to provide vocational training.

    3. Methodology

    The assignment will employ both qualitative and quantitative methods. We require a participatory methodology whereby the consultancy exercise engages all key stakeholders including beneficiaries and their caregivers, community members, government officials at various levels as relevant, school management, NCA/SC and partner staff. This approach should be clearly shown in the inception report. The consultant will collect primary data from direct beneficiaries of the programme and also use secondary data. As far as possible, the identification of respondents and key informants should be inclusive and gender sensitive, while a validation exercise should be conducted at the end of each step. Evaluation teams meeting with rights holders must include women and men, boys and girls. In addition the following are some of the methodologies expected to be used:

    A desk study to identify secondary data from existing key reviews, baseline studies, and reports already available. These documents will be availed to the selected consultant/firm.

    Questionnaire survey/structured interviews (Including Design of assessment tools): The consultant will be expected to describe and justify the sampling methodology, the sampling frame.

    Key informant interviews will be performed to gain local perspectives and up-to-date information as a supplement to information already available and identified through the desk study. Key informants will include, but are not limited to; clan elders, religious leaders, local authorities, government officials, community representatives. In selection of key informants gender balance should be considered.

    Focus groups Discussions with relevant stakeholders including beneficiaries in the target locations will be a main part of the information gathering, in order to ensure that the perspectives of different groups are taken into account. The focus groups should be organized taking into account the diversity of the different groups on the basis of age, clan and gender aspects. Participants to the FGDs will include women groups, youth groups (separated for boys and girls), and men; at least one group of each category per location for both baselines and Evaluation.

    A validation workshop will be conducted following submission of the draft reports (baseline and end term evaluations) to give a range of stakeholders the possibility of providing input to and discuss the analysis and the proposed recommendations and refining the final report.

    Sample Evaluation Questions

    Relevance, Effectiveness, Efficiency, Impact, Sustainability, Coordination, NCA added value

    Relevance:

    • Were the programmes relevant at the particular time? Are they still relevant?

    • Were the objectives of the program valid?

    • What was the relevance of the programmes in relation to what other organizations were focusing on?

    Effectiveness:

    • To what extent have the objectives been achieved? Why and why not? Are there any unintended results- positive and negative?

    • Were the activities and the outputs of the program consistent with the objectives of the program and intended outcomes and impacts?

    • Was the strategy clear and did NCA and partners follow the strategy? If not, why, and on what basis were strategic decisions considered and made?

    • Were programmes implemented according to project proposals and implementation plans?

    • Were the projects properly monitored to assess their effects on targeted communities?

    • What have been possible major factors or constraints influencing the achievement or non-achievement of the objectives?

    Efficiency

    • To what extent has the management of NCA achieved efficiency in implementing operational and non-operational projects?

    • What was done to engage religious leaders in the project? (What worked? What could NCA have done differently?)

    • To evaluate if NCA achieved value for money in the project cycle?

    • Were the partners’ financial systems efficient in relation to project delivery/implementation?

    Impact

    • Did the programmes achieve the overall objectives?

    • What was the impact of the programmes on the rights holders

    • How did the programmes affect women, girls, men and boys differently?

    • Were there any unintended results? Positive or negative?

    • Approximately, how many people have benefitted from project activities? If possible, disaggregated by men/women.

    Sustainability

    · Were local communities involved in the whole project cycle?

    · How did local communities and programme rights holders participate in the programme?

    · Are gains made by the programmes likely to be sustained beyond the programme period?

    · Are there any factors that require attention to improve prospects of sustainability of gains?

    Coordination

    · How did NCA and partners coordinate their interventions with other actors in the same project locations?

    · What were the main challenges in coordinating and managing the project?

    NCA added value

    • Generally, what has been NCA’s added value in the project?

    • To what extent has NCA been linking the program partners to networking and advocacy work?

    • To what extent has NCA contributed in strengthening the partners in terms of capacity/competence/outreach/understanding in their work?

    • How has NCA strengthen civil society during the period under review?

    Added Value of Implementing Through Local Partner

    · What has been the added value of implementing through local partners?

    · What were the challenges of implementing through local partners?

    · Suggestions to address some of the challenges

    4. Deliverable of the assignment

    i) Inception Report (including tools for carrying out the assignments, methodology and work plan)

    ii) Raw data collected for the evaluation in soft copy

    ii) Draft Reports before the validation workshop (including a PowerPoint presentation on the main findings and key recommendations)

    iii) Final evaluation report which should include both qualitative and quantitative analyses of the findings, as well as recommendations.

    5. Management of the Assignment

    The Area Representative Kenya/Somalia, will direct and co-ordinate the consultancy.

    The Programme Manager will:

    • Have the overall responsibility for the consultancy;
    • Guide and arrange meetings and direct the assessment exercise
    • Avail all relevant documents necessary to complete the assignment
    • Submit all deliverables to the NCA Area Representative for approval

    Field Team leaders will:

    • Guide and arrange meetings and direct the assessment exercise in the filed
    • Mobilize stakeholders
    • Liaise with local authorities
    • Take charge of security arrangements, travel, accommodation and access to project sites
    • Provide any other necessary assistance for the successful completion of the evaluation

    The selected consultant/firm, on the other hand, will be expected to do the following:

    • Define and communicate roles and responsibilities among team members.
    • Study the available documentation to familiarise themselves with the programmes
    • Produce a comprehensive inception report highlighting, among others, timeframes and methodologies to be imployed for this exercise, in accordance with the objectives and outputs defined in the ToR, for NCA to approve.
    • Prepare data collection tools, train enumerators and pre-test the tools prior to commencing the data collection exercise.
    • Identify and outline data analysis methods that will be used.
    • Engage in discussions with key stakeholders to gather information that is essential for the successful completion of the exercise.
    • Develop first draft report and organize a validation workshop to make a presentation the initial draft report to NCA Somalia Programme management team and relevant programme staff and Finance staff
    • Produce the final evaluations report
    • To the extent possible, execute the exercise as per the work plan and times specified.

    • Work plan

    Prior to starting work, the consultant will be expected to prepare a detailed work plan to be shared with, and reviewed jointly with NCA. The work plan should include the methods to be applied for the field survey including the institutions and individuals to be interviewed together with timelines. The assignment is proposed to be conducted following the guide below.

    Phase

    Task

    Time

    Phase 1

    Desk review, development of evaluation/data collection tools

    5 days

    Phase 2

    Consultative meetings @ field level/development, training and pretesting of tools

    7 days including travelling days

    Phase 3

    Conducting the actual evaluation

    15 days

    Phase 4

    Data analysis, development of draft reports

    10 days

    Phase 5

    Validation of draft reports and presentation of initial findings and key recommendations

    2 days

    Final Phase

    Submission of the final reports

    Five days after validation workshop

    7. PAYMENT MODALITIES

    Payments will be made in accordance with a detailed budget breakdown, agreed between NCA and the selected consultant/firm. NCA will pay the consultant according to NCA’s guidelines on procurement of services.

    8. Consultant specifications

    The consultant/firm should have the following key competencies and qualifications:

    • Excellent practical and theoretical understanding of humanitarian and development work in Somalia
    • Proven experience in community needs assessments, data collection and analysis
    • Experience of conducting multi sectoral evaluationsofthis size with international donors in Somalia.
    • Knowledge of, and experience on conflict sensitivity programming and applying Do No Harm principles
    • Working experience in Somalia, and specific target locations-(Gedo, Banadir, and Puntland).
    • Knowledge of the Somali culture
    • Fluency of Somali language is an added advantage.
    • Knowledge of and experience of working with civil society actors
    • Sensitivity to and knowledge of gender issues
    • Excellent written, oral communication and report writing skills in English
    • Master’s degree within a social sciences and related fields

    How to apply:

    Qualified consultants/firms are therefore asked to submit their expression of interest with the following details:

    1. A cover letter detailing suitability to undertake the assignment.
    2. Detailed work plan and the corresponding budget.
    3. Company profile/CV of the lead consultant who will undertake the assignment including a list of at least two names of referees you have worked for in similar assignments in Somalia before.

    Applications from qualified candidates be e-mailed to vacancies.ncakenya@nca.no so as to reach us on or before 20th September 2017. Only applications to this email address will be considered.

    OR sent to Norwegian Church Aid, P.O. Box 52802-00200, Nairobi, Kenya.

    If you require further information, please send an email to rch@nca.no. No applications to this email address, only request for more information regarding the consultancy.

    1. A cover letter detailing suitability to undertake the assignment.
    2. Detailed work plan and the corresponding budget.
    3. Company profile/CV of the lead consultant who will undertake the assignment including a list of at least two names of referees you have worked for in similar assignments in Somalia before.

    Applications from qualified candidates be e-mailed to vacancies.ncakenya@nca.no so as to reach us on or before 20th September 2017. Only applications to this email address will be considered.

    OR sent to Norwegian Church Aid, P.O. Box 52802-00200, Nairobi, Kenya.

    If you require further information, please send an email to rch@nca.no. No applications to this email address, only request for more information regarding the consultancy.


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    Organization: Norwegian Church Aid
    Country: South Sudan
    Closing date: 04 Oct 2017

    1.Background and Context

    The violent clashes which broke out in Juba on 15th December 2013 created a crisis which resulted in the loss of thousands of lives, destruction of properties and displacement of many communities. Following the initial crisis, NCA set up a fully-fledged emergency response programme to provide humanitarian assistance to conflict and crisis-affected populations. Previously, the emergency programme was an integral part of NCA development programme with more emphasis on preparedness and risk reduction.

    As humanitarian needs continued to pile, the programme expanded in geographical scope, funding, and partnerships. NCA emergency programme has continued to respond to the needs of conflict and crisis-affected populations in former states of Eastern Equatoria, Jongelei, Western Bahr El Ghazal and Greater Pibor Area.

    A pattern of violence manifested in initial crisis recurred in July 2016 with a larger surge of displacement. This latest surge in violence caused internal displacement of an estimated 2 million South Sudanese and an additional 2 million crossing into the neighboring countries of Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, and Sudan. Currently, an estimated 6.01 million (50% of the population) people are food insecure following the food crisis of early 2017. The crisis is compounded by the declining economic and food crisis in the country. This is the greatest number of people ever to experience severe food insecurity (IPC Phases 3, 4 and 5) in South Sudan.

    NCA Emergency Preparedness and Response Programme focus on providing lifesaving assistance to conflict and displaced populations in South Sudan. Currently, NCA South Sudan Humanitarian assistance programme has a focus on Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene, NFIs, emergency food assistance. The emergency programme is aligned to the overall vision of the Country Strategy, 2016-2020. The overall goal of Emergency Preparedness and Response Programme is provision of lifesaving assistance and protection of vulnerable and conflict-affected populations

    NCA Emergency WASH Support programme focuses on improvement of access to safe water and sanitation services with a strong emphasis on sustainability and local community participation and involvement. The scope of NCA WASH programme covers initiatives such as improvement of access to safe water through drilling and rehabilitation of existing boreholes which includes training of hand pump mechanics, establishment/ training of water management committees and providing support for operation and maintenance of existing water facilities.

    On Sanitation improvement, NCA mainly focuses on supporting communities to improve access to safe, sustainable facilities and this is mainly done through public hygiene awareness raising, CLTS and PHAST approach on hygiene promotion. Often NCA encourages communities to use local inputs for sanitation improvements while offering incentives for community teams to facilitate this objective.

    On NFIs, NCA often has contingency stocks of non-food items in main operational areas in Warrap, Torit, and Jongelei as well as in Juba for quick impact assistance to displaced populations. NCA has contingency stocks of shelter and basic household materials such as blankets, sleeping mats, cooking utensils and hygiene kits that are distributed to populations in need. In exceptional cases, NCA provides emergency food rations to extremely vulnerable populations in need. Throughout the response, the participation of respective communities, women, and youth have been an integral key component of the implementation. The mode of implementation is dual with Local actors, ecumenical churches as well as with and through International ecumenical partners.

    2.Purpose of Review

    This evaluation will feed into the NCA Global Strategy and the NCA 2016-2020 “Humanitarian Strategy and it is expected that lessons learned and recommendations from this evaluation will better empower NCA to respond to future large-scale humanitarian crises with an improved quality of services. In accordance with the global “Charter for Change” under the auspices of the World Humanitarian Summit, NCA is advocating for an increased role for local actors in disaster response and will, therefore, need to assess the role of local actors and identify areas for strengthening weaknesses and leveraging on opportunities. The evaluation is also necessary for informing strategy development for the 2018 emergency programme.

    This evaluation will assess relevance, effectiveness and the extent to which the emergency programme has addressed pertinent cross-cutting themes and issues. On relevance, it will assess the extent to which the stated objectives remain valid and relevant within the operational context and to right holder’s needs. On effectiveness, the evaluation will assess the extent to which the programs have achieved the stated outcomes, outputs, and planned results. Lastly, it will enable NCA to consolidate lessons and best practices as well as provide recommendations for future planning and programme steer.

    This evaluation will mainly focus on three key criteria under the DAC-OECD evaluation criteria, relevance, effectiveness, impact, and partly sustainability. Given the context in South Sudan, where access is limited, not much emphasis will be made to efficiency. The specific objectives of the evaluation are;

    i. Assess the relevance of the emergency response programme priorities as implemented through MFA agreements ( i, ii, iii, iv and Juba response), and the extent to which they matched to the expressed needs of the right holders

    ii. Assess the effectiveness of the NCA emergency response and the extent to which the programme objectives, outputs, outcomes, and results have been achieved.

    iii. Assess the extent to which NCA “Emergency Preparedness and Response” addressed or mainstreamed cross-cutting issues such as protection/UNSCR 1325 on women, peace, and security, conflict sensitivity/“Do No Harm, in its planning, implementation, and monitoring.

    iv. Assess the role of local actors and particularly Churches in preparedness and response work and identify barriers to the localization agenda

    v. Document strengths, opportunities, challenges, best practices, and other lessons learned, that can be used to improve the future emergency programming strategy formulation and institutional learning for NCA South Sudan country office.

    3.Duration

    The review is expected to start on 10th October and end on 10th December 2017 and will take approximately 8 weeks to complete. The breakdown of the different stages of the review is outlined below:-

    i) 1-week Initial briefing by NCA to highlight Terms of Reference (ToR) and draw up a work plan and for preparation of inception report

    ii) 2 weeks for Secondary data desk review

    iii) 3 weeks for primary data collection and field interviews

    iv) 1 week to write reports and present preliminary findings &

    v) 1 week to compile the final report

    4.Methodology:

    NCA will be responsible for the sector management of this evaluation process and all field visits will be accompanied by NCA staff who will ensure that there is sufficient liaison with the Security and safety advisor before field travel and will communicate back according to our field security SOPs.

    Before traveling to the field, the consultant will have a briefing session with the emergency manager and programme advisor to discuss and agree on the evaluation process. Before the start of the evaluation, the lead evaluator will be required to provide an inception report, including detailed methodology of how he/she will carry out the evaluation including the development of assessment tools, formulating research questions, and field level preparation and organization of the evaluation including processes for data collection and data capture.

    The evaluator is expected to develop a detailed inception report, including methodology, all necessary tools, and a detailed outline/structure of the evaluation report. These aspects will also be discussed with the emergency manager and programme advisor at Juba level.

    The consultant is required to conduct a desk review of documents provided by NCA and documents furnished from the consultant's own references. All references are required to be listed in the final report. The emergency manager will assist with NCA documentation needed. The consultant would be expected to use participatory research and learning methods to collect information from beneficiaries. The information collected must be qualitative and quantitative depending on intended needs of the information. The consultant is expected to plan his/her work and ensure sufficient time is spent in the field collecting data. All enumerators, data clerks, and auxiliary staffing will be selected and managed by the consultant. There will be a validation workshop at the end of the field data collection where the consultant will make a presentation of summary findings and conclusion.

    The consultant will present the final report to the Evaluation coordinator for signoff by the Evaluation steering group.

    5.Roles and Responsibilities

    Specifically, NCA will be responsible for the following:

    · Provide all relevant documentation for the consultant;

    · Provide security updates and orientation;

    · Provide all logistical arrangements including internal travel and accommodation in South Sudan, organize meetings and field visits as required;

    · Inputs to the design and methodology of the inception report, including providing informational material and feedback;

    · Comments and inputs to the draft report; and

    · Approve all the deliverables.

    6.Outputs/Deliverables

    · An inception report and presentation of the methodology that will be used (approach, criteria, tools including primary Data collection tools / Forms) by the evaluator at the start of the evaluation. The inception report must be approved by the evaluation steering group of NCA, before the evaluation can go on.

    • Summary slides for preliminary data and findings presented from the key objectives of the evaluation.

    · Four (4) bound hard copies of the final report.

    · Soft copy of the final report.

    · Study materials including soft copies of all data set both quantitative and qualitative.

    · List of key informants/interviewees ( to be agreed with NCA Emergency Programme Manager);

    · List of key meetings held ( date and place and attendees) list to be annexed to the report

    · Draft Report; maximum 25 pages excluding annexes

    The Final Evaluation Report should be written in English and follow the 1-3-25 rule of thumb in accordance with NCA’s evaluation policy– One page: Key recommendations; three pages: Executive Summary; and 25 pages: a detailed presentation of findings. Plus annexes as relevant Executive Summary ( Maximum 3 pages)

    Background Information: Brief on the programme and context, evaluation purpose and objectives.

    Methodology: design, sampling technique and sample size and limitations.

    • Key challenges

    Summary analysis based on review objectives

    Summary of Findings: ( referring to Key objectives 1-4)

    Summary of recommendations ( not more than 4 )

    Lesson learned best practices and opportunities for improvement.

    Conclusion

    Annexes. In annexes, the report will include the Terms of reference, data collection tools (maintenance records, etc.), the sources of information used (primary and secondary).

    7.Desired Profile of reviewer/ Qualifications

    Post-graduate degree in social sciences, Disaster and Emergency studies, humanitarian law or emergency and humanitarian related subjects

    At least five years of experience in conducting evaluations with international NGOs/INGOs

    Previous experience of evaluating humanitarian programmes in South Sudan or eastern Africa region.

    Good understanding of Arabic or local languages would be an added advantage

    Excellent research and analysis skills

    Excellent interpersonal skills

    Excellent written and spoken English

    Excellent report writing, data collection, data analysis skills

    Familiarity with community-based and participatory approaches

    Knowledge and experience in conducting evaluations in South Sudan

    Prior experience in conducting evaluations using different emergency preparedness and response assessment tools.

    High level, up-to-date knowledge and understanding of emergencies in conflict and humanitarian context


    How to apply:

    Send your CV, testimonials and financial proposals to Raphael.Wamae@nca.no before the deadline stated.


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    Organization: Norwegian Church Aid
    Country: Pakistan
    Closing date: 22 Oct 2017

    Norwegian Church Aid (NCA) has been working together with strong partnerships in Pakistan since 1982. Whether in disaster or in hardship, we have utilized a rights-based approach to engage both right-holders and duty-bearers to foster positive gender relations, peaceful communities, and provide access to safe water and hygiene facilities. In close collaboration with our local partners, we have successfully built synergies between our relief and development programs to deliver timely and culturally sensitive support and services to mobilize and empower local communities, especially women and girls.

    As our new Country Director in Pakistan, you will represent NCA to donors and regional partners while providing effective leadership to the NCA’s Pakistan office of 25 highly qualified staff members. The role is a hands-on position and your success will be determined by the level of direct engagement in fundraising for new projects, program development, oversight of a highly competent staff, and representing the NCA to stakeholders. As Country Director, you will seek to be influential with our partners, as well as government, in order to develop, improve, implement and manage the current and future program structure within the current political climate. You thrive in evolving and challenging environments, have a strong commitment to teamwork and accountability, and have excellent skills in retaining and developing relations. This is an exciting opportunity to influence key outcomes and make a lasting difference where it is needed.

    In NCA, we seek leaders who are motivated by our vision, our work and our values, and who wish to take part in developing our organizational- and leadership culture. In order to reach our goals, we need leaders who are able to set direction, lead change, develop organizational culture and use our human and financial resources in the best possible way.

    The position is a three-year contract, based in Islamabad. NCA Pakistan is a medium risk, non-family duty station. NCA will provide you with a housing allowance as well as comprehensive insurance and an R&R plan. This position is for ex-pats only.
    Start date: Feb 2018

    Job description

    • Proactively engage and network with donors in order to achieve NCA’s funding priorities and strategies.

    • Responsible for the operational management of NCA's office in Pakistan, which includes overseeing the finance, human resource and administration function.

    • Strategically position NCA for new opportunities in the region by setting direction, prioritizing and organizing actions and resources.

    • Communicate a clear vision of present and future program goals and strategies to team members and stakeholders that translates into concrete programs and work plans

    • Continue to support and develop NCA's collaboration with partners in the region, which includes capacity building and professional development.

    • Commit to maintain a positive team environment in a culturally sensitive environment as well as to build excellent people management.

    • Responsible for communications, internal and external, related to NCA's program in Pakistan.

      Qualifications

    • Solid leadership experience in international relief and development programs, including demonstrable success in managing (large, complex, transitional) development programs.

    • Demonstrated experience multi-tasking and success in securing funding for country programs.

    • Proven experience with long-term aid, emergency and advocacy work.

    • Experience from working with church-based organizations/societies, and proven representation, negotiation, communication with religious leaders

    • Good knowledge of Norwegian policies and priorities in development aid

    • Relevant higher education

      Personal qualities

    • Motivated by managing and developing personnel towards achieving common goals

    • Exceptional networking skills and experience in maintaining donor and key stakeholder relationships

    • Ability to inspire and build capacities among staff and partners

    • Culturally sensitive and diplomatic with excellent communication and decision-making skills

    • Loyal to Norwegian Church Aid's Christian values and accept the Code of Conduct

      Language

    • English

      We offer

    • Exciting and meaningful projects with one of Norway's largest humanitarian organizations.

    • Competitive terms and conditions and a comprehensive insurance and pension plan.

      About NCA

      Norwegian Church Aid ('NCA') is one of the largest aid organisations in the Nordic region. We are there in disasters and emergencies to provide water and critical assistance to those affected. Together with our international network and partner organisations in the ACT Alliance we are able to reach millions of people each year and help make a positive difference around the world. We are determined to work towards eradicating injustice and we therefore work passionately with advocacy, long-term development in local communities and providing emergency assistance. As we see more and more people impacted by disasters, we now have an even stronger focus on providing more people with emergency relief and access to clean water. We believe that people in need must be helped and we will not stop fighting for a just world.


    How to apply:

    NCA uses an electronic recruitment portal. Candidates are kindly asked to submit their CV and application (limited to one page each) through this electronic recruitment portal. We also require all candidates to upload a copy of relevant certificates and diplomas as part of the application. Please note that we only consider candidates who submit their application, CV, and relevant certificates/diplomas through this electronic recruitment portal. Please apply by using the following link:
    https://www.webcruiter.no/wcmain/advertviewpublic.aspx?oppdragsnr=3586112140&culture_id=NB-NO&company_id=3311638538&link_source_id=40


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    Organization: Norwegian Church Aid
    Country: Lebanon
    Closing date: 01 Nov 2017

    Terms of Reference for

    Evaluation of the project “Reduction and Mitigation of Gender Based Violence among Syrian refugees in Lebanon”, Norwegian Church Aid

    1. Background information

    Norwegian Church Aid (NCA) started its response to protect, prevent and provide services to survivors of Gender-Based Violence (GBV) in Lebanon in November 2015. The primary target group is GBV survivors and women and girls at risk from the refugee, primarily Syrian, and Lebanese host communities. The project is implemented in partnership with the Lebanese Civil Society Organization ABAAD. Activities include psychosocial support in form of safe shelters and spaces, a helpline, legal counselling and psychotherapy. Further it includes activities on public awareness raising, community outreach, advocacy with key government stakeholders and strengthening of coordination and various governmental and civil society actors’ frontline capacity to identify and respond to GBV.

    For an independent evaluation of the project “Reduction and Mitigation of Gender-Based Violence among Syrian Refugees in Lebanon”, NCA will recruit an external consultant or consultant team. The project implementation period is 15 November 2015 to 31 December 2017 with a total budget of NOK 12,7 million. Funding has been provided by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) under the cooperation agreement on Reduction of Gender-Based Violence in Conflicts and Post-Conflict Settings and NCA’s own collected funds.

    Norwegian Church Aid (NCA) is an International Non-Governmental Organization with head office in Oslo, Norway. It provides humanitarian assistance and long-term development in around 20 countries around the world, often in close cooperation with local Civil Society Organizations (CSOs). NCA is certified under the Core Humanitarian Standards (CHS), and as such committed to international standards and principles for humanitarian aid, including Sphere and the Red Cross and Red Crescent Code of Conduct. In the Middle East, NCA has since July 2016 had a regional representation in Amman, Jordan, responsible for all its programmatic activities in the region.

    ABAAD is a Lebanese not-for-profit and not politically or religiously affiliated CSO. It seeks to promote women’s equality and participation through policy development, legal reform, gender mainstreaming, the engagement of men, by eliminating discrimination and by empowering women to participate fully in their communities.

    Project information: The overall goal of the project covering six regions of Lebanon is to: “Ensure a better quality of life for women and children survivors of GBV through contributing to improved protection, prevention and service provision. To achieve this goal, the project focuses on four outcomes, namely:

    • Outcome 1: Women and girl survivors are protected in a safe environment and have improved access to quality and inclusive services.

    • Outcome 2: The protective and preventive environment against GBV has improved.

    • Outcome 3: GBV service providers have improved capacity to provide quality GBV services and to coordinate.

    • Outcome 4: Networking, quality and accountability of project implementation have been safeguarded by NCA’s humanitarian response program.

    The target is to reach at least 27,500 women, men, boys and girls (60% Syrian and 40% Lebanese) through a multi-sectoral approach on protection and psychosocial support services to women GBV survivors, while at the same time contributing to the prevention of GBV through sensitizing communities and engaging men and boys. Project activities includes:

    • Provision of GBV related support services to survivors i.e. women and their children at ABAAD’s safe houses (shelters) and spaces.

    • GBV related community awareness activities for women and children, as well as men and male youth in remote areas with restricted access to existing GBV services and safe houses.

    • Psycho-therapy sessions for men at Men Centers.

    • National 16 Days of Activism Campaign (2016) at national and community levels.

    • National GBV tools and capacity building for NGO members of the GBV sector in Lebanon

    • Capacity building of public service institutions including members of the Internal Security Forces.

    • Quality assurance and capacity development activities conducted by NCA.

    • Contract Purpose and Expected Results

      The overall objective of the evaluation is to: “Document and report on the achievement of results, intended and not-intended, of project activities as a part of organizational learning and NCA’s accountability to both target populations and donors”.

      Purpose:

    a. Evaluate to which extent;

    • The project was designed in a way that was relevant and appropriate to the context and the needs of the target group?

    • The project adhered to international standards and guiding principles for GBV programming, and how it compares with current best practices or may contribute to such best practices?

    • The survivors assisted have been able to overcome the situation and/or experience of GBV.

    • The survivors’ changed or improved situation has been sustained for the women supported in 2016.

    • The men’s groups have contributed to sustained changed attitudes and behaviours towards family members as well as GBV survivors in their communities?

    • Awareness raising and outreach campaigns have contributed to changing the attitude of the community and the GBV survivors’ preparedness to access services and assistance?

    • The project has been implemented in accordance with its overall intention and in accordance with the approved results-framework.

    • Cross-cutting issues have been taken into account for the project implementation.

    • Results-frameworks and MEAL tools have sufficiently captured the impact and results of the project.

    • Risks as described in the project risk matrix have been addressed.

    • NCA’s capacity building and quality assurance have been adequate.

    b. Provide constructive recommendations for future programming including;

    • How to improve relevance, effectiveness, impact and sustainability of activities including which project activities should be continued, changed, strengthened or added.

    • Better integration of cross-cutting issues into project activities.

    • The relevance and adequacy of the results-frameworks including its structure of outcomes and outputs and related indicators, target group numbers and MEAL (Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning) tools.

    • Improvements needed for NCA’s accompaniment throughout the project cycle including for quality assurance, monitoring and capacity development.

    • The integration of best practices and lessons learned in future projects.

    The consultant is expected to further develop in the inception report, relevant research methodologies and questions addressing the project’s relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, impact and connectedness.

    1. ASSUMPTIONS AND RISKS

      Assumptions related to the viability of this evaluation and consultancy include:

    2. Both GBV survivors and men assisted by the project is willing to be interviewed/reply to a questionnaire.

    3. Interviews with GBV survivors and men can take place in a safe setting and with full respect for each individual’s right to confidentiality.

    4. The security situation in Lebanon remains stable.

    5. Scope of Services

      The scope of services includes all aspects of an external evaluation from development and planning of research methodologies to data collection and analysis, and reporting on findings. The evaluation will be carried out in Lebanon and will include visits to ABAAD’s head office in Beirut as well as to one or two Mid-Way Houses, three to five Women and Girls safe spaces and one men’s centre in two to three regions of Lebanon. In addition the consultant is expected to make interviews amongst primarily women and men assisted by the program in 2016. It will cover project activities implemented by ABAAD and NCA’s regional office in Amman, Jordan, during the period 15 November 2015 to 31 December 2017. For more information on the nature of project activities see above under point 1 Project information.

    Evaluation principles

    For the evaluation, the consultant is expected to taking into account the following ethical considerations:

    • Openness of information given, to the highest possible degree to all parties.

    • Public access to the results when there are no special considerations against this

    • Broad participation of interested parties

    • Reliability and independence

    • WHO Ethical and safety recommendations for researching, documenting and monitoring sexual violence in emergencies

    • GBV guiding principles; confidentiality, safety, respect, non-discrimination

    Methodology

    The evaluation is expected to generate significant learning for ABAAD and NCA. Hence the consultant is expected to develop an approach combining both quantitative and qualitative research methodologies, relevant to the overarching purpose and research questions. Research methodologies may include desk reviews, key informant interviews, focus group discussions, beneficiary satisfaction surveys, observations and case studies and should take into consideration the need for triangulating data.

    Key milestones and expected deliveries:

    1. Inception report: This should include amongst others, the data collection and analysis methodologies, the selection and training of enumerators – if needed, tools proposed and the respective timeline to achieve the objectives stated above. It should include descriptions of equipment to be employed, check lists, questionnaires and reporting formats.

    2. Progress report: This should be issued at the end of or just after the data collection. It should describe any challenges encountered that may affect the data quality and analysis, and hence the result of the evaluation.

    3. Draft report: This should include description of methodology, limitations and challenges faced, findings and recommendations (see purpose of evaluation above), and finally conclusions. It should also include the terms of reference, data collection tools and references/sources of information.

    4. Presentation: Before the final report is issued, the consultant should organize a presentation to NCA and partner staff. The aim of this presentation is to receive feedback on findings and preliminary conclusions and recommendations.

    5. Final report: The final report is to be submitted after feedback has been received and integrated into the draft report. The final report should be delivered in 5 hard copies and a soft copy on an USB stick or CD ROM. In addition, all datasets produced during the course of the consultancy, should be provided in a CSV compatible file.

    Core Tasks

    By date:

    Scoping meeting with NCA in Beirut, Lebanon:

    · Detailed briefing on the partners’ projects.

    · Meeting with ABAAD, NCA’s partner organization in Beirut.

    · Detailed briefing on the outcome related to NCA’s quality assurance (including through skype).

    · Receive documentation on the projects and the outcome related to quality assurance.

    · Discuss way forward based on the methodology.

    Desk Review

    · Review of project documentation including proposals, budgets, log frames and partner reports.

    · Review NCA’s quality assurance processes.

    Milestone 1: Inception report

    · Please see above under point 1): Key milestones and expected deliveries by the Contractor

    Data collection:

    · Data collection as per agreed methodology, tools and schedule.

    · All data collected should be referenced by geographic location.

    Milestone 2: Progress report:

    · Please see above under point 2): Key milestones and expected deliveries by the Contractor.

    Data analysis

    · Data cleaning and analysis

    Milestone 3: Draft report

    · Please see above under point 3): Key milestones and expected deliveries by the Contractor.

    Feedback on draft report

    · NCA will provide a first feedback on the report.

    Milestone 4: Presentation in Beirut:

    · Please see above under point 4): Key milestones and expected deliveries by the Contractor.

    Milestone 5: Final report and submission of datasets to NCA:

    · Please see above under point 5): Key milestones and expected deliveries by the Contractor.

    1. Timing, logisitics and facilities

    The aim is to start the evaluation assignment on 20 November 2017 with the draft report submitted by 31 December 2017. Field work will take place in Lebanon as described above under point 4: Scope of services.

    During the assignment, the consultant will report to the Area Planning Monitoring Evaluation and Reporting (PMER) Coordinator. In addition, NCA’s Programme Coordinator for Lebanon and Central Syria will provide logistical and coordination support.

    The consultant will be expected to make her/his/their own arrangements for accommodation, office facilities, and if necessary, translation from Arabic to English during the evaluation.

    1. Reporting

    The final report is to be provided in English. It should contain at least the following sections (not exhaustive):

    • Executive summary of findings, conclusions and recommendations;

    • Introduction and context background to the evaluation;

    • Description of the Methodology with Evaluation questions, methodologies and approach, scope, constraints, and limitations;

    • Description of the project objectives evaluated;

    • Data collection and analysis;

    • Key findings and conclusions;

    • Recommendations for future programming to be implemented by NCA including NCA’s added value to the partner with respect to amongst others quality assurance and capacity development.

    Annexes to be included are: The agreed Terms of Reference (ToR), work plan, data collection instruments and protocols, databases and references to sources of information for both qualitative and quantitative data.

    The final report in English is to be delivered in 5 hard copies and a soft copy on an USB stick or CD ROM. In addition, all datasets produced during the course of the consultancy, should be provided in a CSV compatible file.

    1. QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

    The evaluation shall be conducted by an individual consultant or a team of consultants with experience from Gender Based Violence programs in conflict affected areas. Experience with the Non-Governmental sector including relevant terminology and concepts for amongst others results-frameworks, accountability, quality assurance and cross cutting issues is expected. If a team, the ideal composition is one expert with international exposure, and one with in-depth knowledge about the Lebanese context, including of approaches related to protection, prevention and service provision to GBV survivors.

    Specific qualifications:

    • Demonstrated research skills and documented experience with evaluation of GBV programs/projects including with various research methodologies including qualitative data collection and analysis on sensitive subjects.

    • At least one team member with minimum seven years of experience with GBV program management including with community based approaches.

    • Sound understanding of the underlying ethical principles of GBV programming as well as quality standards.

    • At least one team member with extensive knowledge about GBV-programming and successful approaches for survivors of in particular Sexual Gender-Based Violence and other forms of violence as a consequence of conflicts and displacements.

    • Solid understanding of results-based frameworks, theory of change and MEAL tools.

    • Knowledge about the Lebanese context and the current situation of refugees in the country.

    • Insight into legal aspects of GBV programming and multi-stakeholder programs in Lebanon is desirable.

    • Proficiency in written and oral English, and knowledge of Arabic is an advantage.

    • Able and willing to travel to the field.

    • Selection Process

    The consultant/consultant team will be selected on the basis of an assessment of both the technical proposal and the financial offer. The financial offer has to be presented as a detailed budget disclosing all relevant costs. The proposal should include as a minimum:

    • A description of proposed evaluation/research methodologies including corresponding sampling techniques, target groups and sizes.

    • A time plan for the evaluation in accordance with table in point 4 above.

    • A reference list of previous clients including a short description of similar assignments completed in the region as well as contact details of references.

    • Copies of Curriculum Vitae (CVs) of the proposed consultant team members. The composition of the team should take into consideration the points described under particularly points 2, 4 and 7. It will be considered an advantage if the consultant team includes members from both genders.

    • If the consultant is a registered company, a copy of the registration.

    • A financial offer with a detailed breakdown of costs.


    How to apply:

    Candidates interested in submitting a proposal should request the full Request for Proposal (RFP) from the following email address:

    abida.swati@nca.no

    The deadline for submitting a proposal is: 1 November 2017.


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    Organization: Norwegian Church Aid
    Country: Afghanistan
    Closing date: 30 Oct 2017

    The “Building Resilient Communities for Sustainable Development and Peace 2016 - 2018” programme links development and peacebuilding. The programme interventions focus on mobilising and developing local capacities for peace and development to become more resilient and robust in responding to crises.
    The hired consultant is to propose a robust methodology for the midterm review. NCA has a strong preference for both qualitative and quantitative methods and identify unintended effects and outcomes outside the results framework, as formalised in the LFA. Participatory review methods are encouraged to be applied. The methodology should clearly elucidate plans for a desk review for documents, travel plans, and briefing and debriefing sessions. The field visits in particular will need to focus on behavioural changes, hard component, community mobilization, social marketing and advocacy done by implementing partners, The design and implementation of the assignment should take into account the rights based approach.
    The midterm review is planned to be undertaken in November and December 2017 in Afghanistan, with a total of 18 working days for the entire review.

    Job description

    • While all OECD/DAC five criteria for the midterm review are pertinent, the midterm review focuses on effectiveness, efficiency and sustainability:

    • Effectiveness: What is the effectiveness of the programme efforts and its positive role in building resilient communities? What is the contribution of programmes in changing the living conditions of the targeted communities?

    • Efficiency: Is the relationship between the programme costs and results reasonable? Have the most efficient approaches been used during the implementation of the activities?

    • Sustainability: Is there evidence that the results of the programme can be sustained? To what extent has the programme established processes and systems that are likely to support the continued implementation of the programme? Has the programme reached a critical mass of key actors? What are the challenges and advantages for these actors to have sustainable community institutions programme documents and budget? Do the programme outputs match the priorities of the established or strengthened?

      Qualifications

    • At least 5 years’ experience in carrying out evaluations.

    • The evaluator shall have familiarity with Afghanistan’s socio-political and religious context.

    • Experience in participatory methods that includes rights-holders.

    • Understanding of Rights-Based Approaches.

    • Extensive knowledge of peacebuilding, conflict sensitivity and gender mainstreaming.

    • Excellent facilitation skills.


    How to apply:

    Initially an expression of interest with budget and short CV should be sent by 30 October 2017. The selected evaluator will be expected to submit a technical proposal describing the review methodology proposal and questionnaires by 15th November 2017. Read more about the request for tender in the attached Terms of Reference.

    To apply for this request for tender, an expression of interest should be sent by email to mirwais.stankzai@nca.no with Cc to abd@nca.no by 16:00 (GMT +4:30) on 30 October 2017.https://www.webcruiter.no/wcmain/advertviewpublic.aspx?oppdragsnr=3601948763&link_source_id=5465334666&company_id=3318625267&culture_id=EN


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