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New Job Openings at Search for Common Ground (SFCG)

Jul 13, 2020, 3:24 PM
Search for Common Ground (SFCG) is an international non-profit organization that promotes the peaceful resolution of conflict. With headquarters in Washington, DC and Brussels, Belgium, Search’s mission is to transform how individuals, organizations, and governments deal with conflict - away from destructive approaches towards cooperative solutions. With more than 600 staff worldwide, Search implements projects in more than 30 countries across the globe.
We are recruiting to fill the positions below:
     
Job Title: Head of Office - North East Location: Maiduguri, Borno Programs: Africa - West Full Time - International
Our Program
  • We launched our programs in Nigeria in 2004. Now in 2020, the country program has offices in Abuja, Jos, Maiduguri, and Yola. We work with partners in target states of the country. Dialogue, media and capacity building are primary tools utilized across all our programs. Each program is adapted to specific local context and conflicts, and all apply common ground tools from our toolbox.
  • Our Nigeria North East offices are currently supporting a host of programs around conflict sensitivity and peacebuilding in a humanitarian context, the Humanitarian-Development-Peace Nexus, developing an early warning and early response system, promoting the role of youth and women in preventing violent extremism, supporting return and reintegration of internally displaced people and refugees, COVID-19 Communication initiatives, and supporting social cohesion and providing psychosocial support.
  • Activities in these areas include capacity building, dialogues, peace architecture, media programming, trainings and forums targeted at other Humanitarian and Development actors, participatory theatre and collaborative joint activities.
We are searching for…
  • We are looking for a Head of Office for our North East program currently covering Borno and Adamawa states. Based in Maiduguri, with frequent travel to Yola and other field offices as well as occasional travel to field activity locations, the position will be responsible for all aspects of programmatic, financial and administrative coordination and leadership of the office and various programs.
  • Principle tasks will be to oversee the entire North East regional program portfolio, determine appropriate implementing mechanisms to achieve projects’ strategic goals, serve as the primary program liaison for donors, partners and stakeholders in the region, oversee regional-level planning and budgeting, and reporting/evaluations, ensuring compliance with management and financial procedures and overseeing and managing security of teams and organizational assets.
  • The position will report to the Country Director, and work closely with the West Africa Regional Program Manager. Working language for this position is English. The Head of Office is a Senior level position and is a members of Search Nigeria’s Leadership and Management Team (LMT).
Duties and Responsibilities Representation:
  • Represent SFCG at the regional level with partners, donors, local and international organizations, and government authorities and ensure SFCG activities are visible. In accordance with SFCG advocacy policy, advocate for common ground solutions to various conflict situations in the region;
  • Represent SFCG in strategic meetings, conferences, forums and other public events and contribute towards consolidating and raising the profile of SFCG;
  • Develop and strengthen relationships with local organizations and networks and establish national and regional strategic relations and alliances with partners and civil society working in common cause with SFCG objectives;
  • Continue Search’s engagement around the Humanitarian-Development-Peacebuilding Nexus as a key convening actor; and
  • Promote SFCG's organizational identity and capacity to all stakeholders and partners in the North East and ensure SFCG remains relevant to the changing needs of the people who most need it.
Program Development and Management:
  • Ensure a conscious program approach in line with the “Common Ground” principles;
  • Provide leadership and oversight to program staff charged with implementing programs;
  • Manage the field-based SFCG operations staff and program staff;
  • Contribute creative ideas for program development and provide inputs for technical and financial proposals to local and international donors ;
  • Provide content material to the Communications Team for updating the websites, as well as for quarterly program updates, newsletters, and other SFCG literature;
  • Lead in the development of the North East program, providing sound methodological and technical support to ensure use of participatory methodologies, human rights and social exclusion framework as per the organizational thematic alignment and programming approach;
  • Coordinate the program participatory annual planning and budgeting as per organizational guidelines;
  • Promote a participatory approach in programming work and create space in the structure for staff participation and involvement in decision making;
  • Oversee and coordinate the program portfolio to ensure the highest level of project quality and accountability, while fostering continuity through building local capacity and developing innovative program interventions;
  • Lead the development, implementation and monitoring of research and advocacy plan on issues of relevance in the North East aligned with SFCG’s global programmatic and policy priorities;
  • Participate in national and international campaigns in line with the advocacy plan and other relevant opportunities;
  • Facilitate trainings, researches, and learning of cross-cutting relevance to programs;
  • Ensure that participatory systems and processes for monitoring activities, results and impact assessment at program level are in place and involves the team and partners;
  • Provide continuous monitoring and support to field offices and existing projects, coordinate program reviews, evaluations, and follow up implementation of evaluation findings in close collaboration with the Design, Monitoring and Evaluation (DM&E) Manager, Program Managers and Coordinators;
  • Coordinate the production of timely and quality program reports in line with SFCG and donor requirements;
  • Support monitoring and evaluation work in collaboration with SFCG’s DM&E Manager;
  • Verify and analyze work-plans, progress reports, final reports and other data for clarity, consistency and completeness; and
  • Ensure close monitoring of the political and security environment and develop contingency plan for the office.
Donor Funding and Management:
  • Keep abreast of the trends within the donor environment in the Country and Internationally;
  • Undertake diversified local and international fundraising initiatives to strengthen program funding and sustainability;
  • Coordinate the production of good quality funding proposals and respond to call for proposal;
  • Facilitate donor visits, donor meetings, round table discussions and evaluations as necessary; and
  • Be aware of all donors conditionality in the North East programs and monitor adherence to donors conditionality
Financial Management:
  • Provide oversight to all finance and administrative services in the North East in close coordination with the Director of Finance and Administration;
  • Ensure effective implementation and compliance with the overall finance and guidance manual and compliance with procedures required by grant or contract agreements;
  • Ensure that the Project Managers and Coordinator carry out monthly budget versus expenditures analysis, make budget projections and keep up with the targeted burn rates;
  • Oversee and verify the Monthly Financial Report (MFR) from the North east program;
  • Ensure that adequate internal control mechanisms are in place; and
  • Supervise monthly financial reports according to SFCG procedures.
Human Resources Management and Organizational Development:
  • Provide leadership support to North East region staff and promote best practices in human resources management;
  • Ensure compliance with Nigerian law and SFCG procedures in admin and operations;
  • Provide leadership support for adequate implementation of the performance management system including performance objectives and planning, review, appraisal and staff development; and
  • Provide Coaching and Counseling advice to staff when necessary and lead initiatives to develop staff capacity
Information, Communication and Learning:
  • Ensure that all programs in the North East are maintaining a coordinated and agreed information exchange both internally and in its dealing with external parties;
  • Ensure that all communication infrastructures are set up in the programme and smooth information flow is maintained; and
  • Ensure that experiences, context updates and lessons learnt are documented and shared across the organization
Leadership and Accountability:
  • Attend the regular LMT meetings and contribute to the discussions around overall strategy and direction of the country program and the organization;
  • Be part of the management and leadership decision making around programmatic and operational issues.
  • Supervision: Works independently under the supervision of the Country Director and within approved strategy and policy guidelines;
  • Decision Making: Has full responsibility of decisions at the North East in line with approved policy; and
  • Responsibility over Staff: All North East staff  .
Note: As job descriptions cannot be exhaustive, the position holder may be required to undertake other duties that are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities. Requirements Education Required:
  • Master's degree in a relevant field such as Social Sciences, Law, Political Science, Development Studies, etc. However, a Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of five (5) years of relevant international development experience can be substituted for the Master’s degree.
Experience Required:
  • At least 8-10 years of progressively responsible experience in the successful implementation of international development activities, with preference given to conflict mitigation and/or violent extremism prevention programs – at least three (3) years of which must be in senior program management, including direct supervision of professional and support staff.
  • Prior experience in awarding and managing sub-grants to local organizations to promote conflict mitigation, violent extremism prevention, and/or democracy and governance goals.
  • Strong knowledge of and experience in conflict transformation, dialogue, negotiation, and mediation approaches
  • Significant experience in project management at a high level in a non-profit environment
  • Demonstrated experience with budgeting, project development, fundraising, proposal and report writing, and grants management
  • Previous management experience is highly preferred.
  • Knowledge or experience of donor guidelines indispensible.
  • Experience in security management.
Other Relevant Experience:
  • Deep understanding of the social, political and conflict dynamics in Nigeria;
  • Demonstrated skills of using different conflict analysis frameworks;
  • Excellent analytical and writing skills;
  • Excellent working knowledge in English
  • Attitude for teamwork and good leadership skill
  • Knowledge using qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis tools;
  • Knowledge of early warning systems;
  • A demonstrated commitment to high professional ethical standards and a diverse workplace; and
  • Ability to prioritize, plan and organize workflow to tight timeframes, handle multiple tasks, and be flexible with changing priorities.
  • Ability to deal with stressful situations.
Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply
Application Documents:
  • Current resume
  • Cover Letter (which includes expectations of compensation and projected start date)
Note: Only applicants invited for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please Application Deadline  14th August, 2020.
         
Job Title: Final Evaluation Consultant (Deepening Peace in the Niger-Delta) Location: Niger Delta Design Monitoring & Evaluation: Africa - West Consultant - Local
About the Project
  • The “Deepening the Peace in the Niger Delta” Project is funded by the German Cooperation, to support a locally led peace architecture that is inclusive, at all levels of society. The project is in its second phase of implementation (Oct 2019 - Dec 2020), aiming to scale up impact and build on the positive results yielded from successful implementation of the project’s pilot phase (Nov 2018 – Sep 2019). In the first phase of the project, including a period of no cost extension (Jun – Sep 2019), the project focused on Bayelsa, Delta, and Rivers states, directly benefiting communities in 8 LGAS (Rivers State: Okrika, Gokana, and Port Harcourt LGAs, Bayelsa State: Southern Ijaw and Kolokuma/Opokuma LGAs, and Delta State: Warri North, Warri South-West, Isoko South LGAs).
  • This scale up phase of the project targets 20 communities in 20 LGAs in the three focus states, (Rivers State - Okrika, Gokana, Port Harcourt, Khana, Obio/Akpor, Asari-Toru and Ogba/ Egbema/Ndoni; Bayelsa State - Southern Ijaw, Kolokuma/Opokuma, Ogbia, Sagbama, Ekeremor,  and Brass), Delta State - Aniocha North,  Isoko South, Udu, Ughelli South, Ukwuani, Warri North and Warri South West) and continued to engage diverse stakeholders including Government authorities, security agencies, community leaders, women and youths, to collaboratively respond to conflict drivers in the region.
  • The overall goal of the project is to support an inclusive, multi-level dialogue process to peacefully address governance and resource issues driving conflict in the Niger Delta. This project goal is being achieved through two specific objectives and corresponding outcomes:
Objective 1
  • Strengthen linkages between citizens and local authorities in the Niger Delta to respond to drivers of violence in the region.
Expected Outcomes:
  • People of the Niger Delta, including militants and ex-militants, feel that cooperation between them and local authorities is strengthened;
  • Platforms for collaborative response to underlying conflict issues by communities,  government, and security are established in project LGAs
Objective 2
  • Amplify the voices of key stakeholders, particularly women, youth and marginalized groups to contribute to discussions around regional conflict issues and promote peace in the Niger Delta region.
Expected Outcomes:
  • 2.1 Journalists and civil society organizations increase their capacity to report on elections and manage rumours;
  • 2.2 Increase in the number of voices of women, youth and marginalized groups contributing to discussions on regional conflict issues in the Niger Delta; and
  • 2.3 Increase in public awareness and support for peace in the Niger Delta
Purpose of the Final Evaluation:
  • Building understanding and trust is the most critical precondition to peace building. With the growing population and resultant lack of control of resources such as land and crude oil proceeds, communities in the Niger Delta are prone to conflicts over these resources. In the absence of understanding and trust, intra and inter-communal clashes are rife and further clashes with the Oil Producing Companies are also common. This project recognizes that if members of communities are empowered with non-violence means of resolving conflicts and embrace dialogues, and thus develop locally-owned and sustained mechanisms for conflict prevention and dispute resolution, the risk of intergroup violence will be reduced and norms and institutions favourable towards peace and reconciliation will be reinforced.
  • To this end, the final evaluation will provide information on the relevance, effectiveness and sustainability of the project, for internal accountability and learning which will be used for designing, planning and implementation of future programs and for accountability to donors.
  • The evaluation will also determine the level of adherence to the planned activities and associated results planned during project implementation.
Objectives of the Final Evaluation are to:
  • To determine the project’s contribution and impact in achievement minimizing conflicts arising from governance and resource issues
  • To document outcomes/impact in line with all project expected outcomes and objectives.
  • To determine the extent to which the project is having an impact on gender and inclusion dynamics, specifically the role of women, youth and marginalized groups in peace building in the communities.
  • To determine the capacity and motivation of project beneficiaries to sustain the gains of the intervention especially the platforms created by the project after the lifespan of the project.
  • To provide an overview of the strengths, weaknesses, challenges and gaps in the project implementation, and recommendations for addressing the weaknesses and challenges which will inform future programming.
  • To provide and share actionable lessons learned and recommendations for the design and implementation of future projects.
Lines of inquiry will be determined more in detail and should include: Relevance:
  • How relevant were the project strategies, activities and partnerships to the specific context and objectives of the project?
  • How relevant were the project strategies, activities and partnerships to the result of the project?
Impact:
  • To what extent can changes (intended/unintended, positive/negative) be attributed to the program?
  • What particular features of the program have made a difference in the governance and resource issue conflict in the communities?
  • What is the influence of other factors and conflict context on the impact of the project?
Effectiveness:
  • To what extent were the objectives of the intervention achieved?
  • What components of the intervention have been more successful and what components proved to be more challenging?
Sustainability:
  • To what extent are the benefits of the program likely to persist after donor funding ceased?
  • What are the major factors that are influencing the sustainability of the program?
  • If the project has contributed to strengthening the linkage between the citizens and local authorities to address the drivers of conflict, how sustainable are these linkages?
Methodology
  • Using Search’s tools and guidelines for working with project beneficiaries, the study will bring the perspectives of different stakeholders together through a participatory and solutions-oriented process that specifically includes women, youth, and other marginalized groups.
  • The evaluation will be conducted using a mixed methodology that includes both qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis methods. This will allow for the triangulation of information, allowing for in-depth findings and recommendations. The study, from conception to recommendations will be grounded on conflict sensitivity and Do No Harm principles, to ensure that the needs of women and youths are met, in ways that do not entrench dividing lines between various groups in the community.
  • Operationalization of this proposed methodology is to be clearly stated in the application, detailing how this research and methodology is actionable in the states and to the purpose of the evaluation. In addition, the application should include details on logistics and roll-out of the study: who the target respondents will be and why, how will they be identified or recruited, how data collection and data quality assurance will be carried out, as well as how data analysis will be done.
  • The inception and final reports will be developed by the consultant and/or team, and reviewed and approved by Search. The tools will be administered by the consultant and/ or team, working with a team of data collectors, while the data will be analyzed by the consultant and/or team chosen to perform this research. In addition, the consultant and/or team chosen will develop the report with guidance and reviews by Search’s DMEL team.
Deliverables:
  • An inception report detailing the proposed method, study matrix, and work plan. It is to be approved by Search’s DMEL staff before starting data collection.
  • Research tools and data collection (developed by the candidate and/or team with the input of Search’s DMEL staff)
  • Draft report for review by Search staff and other stakeholders
  • Final Report, consisting of but not excluded to: Executive Summary, Methodology, Findings and Analysis, Conclusions, Lessons Learned and Recommendations. The report should be structured according to the evaluation questions and should include information on:
  • All data collected for this research including audios and transcripts for all interviews, and quantitative data entered in a template, based on the methodology used
  • Appendices, including data collection tools and list of interviewees
  • A power-point presentation summarizing the report’s findings
Required Profile
  • At least 6 years’ experience in Monitoring, Evaluation, Reporting and Learning (MERL), Project implementation, impact and result assessment.
  • Prior experience conducting research is essential
  • 5 years or more of experience in evaluations and large-scale qualitative studies with international organizations;
  • Experience working in the Niger Delta of Nigeria and familiarity with the context with focus on Bayelsa, Delta and Rivers States.
  • Experience in evaluating programs relating to community development, peacebuilding, and conflict resolution;
  • Strong analytical skills;
  • Excellent written communication and report writing skills in English;
  • Demonstrated experience in leading large scale research in the specific context of the Delta state, including ability to train and work with a locally recruited research team;
  • Knowledge of languages indigenous to the Niger Delta state such as basic pidgin English will be an added advantage;
  • Ability to be flexible with time and work schedule.
Logistical Support:
  • Transmission of background materials (project proposal, meeting notes, etc.);
  • Availability of meeting rooms in Delta and Bayelsa, as required;
Budget and Terms of Engagement:
  • All logistic costs, including transportation and lodging will NOT be borne by Search and should be included in the proposed budget.
  • 5% withholding tax will be deducted at source from the total cost of the consultancy fee for a firm.
The consultant is required to respect the following Ethical Principles:
  • Comprehensive and systematic inquiry: Consultant should make the most of the existing information and full range of stakeholders available at the time of the review. Consultant should conduct systematic, data-based inquiries. He or she should communicate his or her methods and approaches accurately and in sufficient detail to allow others to understand, interpret and critique his or her work. He or she should make clear the limitations of the review and its results.
  • Competence: Consultant should possess the abilities and skills and experience appropriate to undertake the tasks proposed and should practice within the limits of his or her professional training and competence.
  • Honesty and integrity: Consultant should be transparent with the contractor/constituent about: any conflict of interest, any change made in the negotiated project plan and the reasons why those changes were made, any risk that certain procedures or activities produce misleading review information.
  • Respect for people: Consultant respect the security, dignity and self-worth of respondents, program participants. Consultant has the responsibility to be sensitive to and respect differences amongst participants in culture, religion, gender, disability, age and ethnicity.
  • In addition, the consultant will respect SFCG’s evaluations standards, to be found in SFCG’s evaluation guidelines: https://www.sfcg.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/SFCG-External-Evaluation-Guidelines-FINAL.pdf
Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply
The application should hold four attachments:
  • 1 technical offer detailing the methodology, timeframe and size of the evaluation team proposed (max 4 pages);
  • 1 resume of lead researcher biography of the evaluator/ evaluation team demonstrating relevant experience/ knowledge (max 5 pages);
  • 1-2 examples of past large-scale research where candidate was the lead evaluator;
  • 1 financial offer (Excel) detailing the costs of the budget detailing accommodation and traveling costs, field recruitments if necessary;
  • 2 references of organizations who can verify the quality of the consultant’s work.
Only candidates who submit the required applications will be reviewed and selection made according to the following criteria:
  • Financial offer will be awarded based on the lowest cost basis but with following criteria: (i) Cost proposal submitted cites specific rates by each major items; and (ii) Relevance and consistency with technical proposal.
  • Consultant's ability to conduct qualitative and quantitative studies, knowledge of methodology and field of research;
  • Consultant's ability to conduct the study on time;
  • Consultant's ability to recruit local data collection teams on site;
  • Quality of reports proposed by the consultant as a sample;
Note: Only applicants invited for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please
Application Deadline  30th July, 2020.        
Job Title: Final Evaluation Consultant ('Way Forward' Project) Location: Bayelsa, Nigeria Design Monitoring & Evaluation: Africa - West Consultant - Local
About the Project
  • With funding from the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau for Conflict and Stabilization Operations (CSO), Search implemented a 12 months project from September 2019 to August 2020 to strengthen community resilience to violence during the pre- and post-electoral period in high-risk areas of Bayelsa State. This project is implemented in five communities from 5 LGAs of the State (Brass, Nembe, Ekeremor, Oporoma and Sagbama).
  • The project had two specific objectives:Objective 1: To foster youth- and women-led platforms for violence prevention during the pre- and post-election period.Objective 2: To build community resilience to violence, including cult violence, for the pre- and post-electoral periods and beyond.
  • The “WAY Forward” is a project that capitalized on Search’s existing conflict prevention programming in Bayelsa State, to elevate women and youths as leaders of peace and security in their communities. The capacity of the women and youth was strengthened and they were supported with platforms and key relationships in the bid that they could lead early warning and early response processes. They were also expected to facilitate peace and dialogue activities to build community resilience to violence; and raise awareness and sensitize communities for violence-free elections.
Evaluation Objectives Search seeks to evaluate to what extent the project’s objectives were achieved.  These are the specific objectives of the evaluation:
  • To determine the outcomes and impact of the project since inception to date in building community resilience to violence
  • To determine the effectiveness and efficiency of implementing the project, including who contributed to or hindered these, and what lessons we can learn.
  • To determine to what extent the project built and/or leveraged on the capacity of women and youth to have potential or existing influence over conflict and violence dynamics at the community LGA and state level, and the impact of this influence.
  • To what extent has the intervention been coordinated with the efforts of the communities, LGA and government in ending electoral violence’s.
  • The extent to which the COVID 19 pandemic affected the conflict, project  objectives, implementation and sustainability
This learning will be shared with Search and its donor on the project, the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau for Conflict and Stabilization Operations. It will also be made available to community stakeholders and other development partners. The report will also be published on the Search website after sensitive details have been removed. Evaluation Methods:
  • Using Search’s tools and guidelines for working with project beneficiaries, the study will bring the perspectives of different stakeholders together through a participatory and solutions-oriented process that specifically includes women, youth, and other marginalized groups. The evaluation will be conducted using a mixed methodology that includes both qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis methods. This will allow for the triangulation of information, allowing for in-depth findings and recommendations. The study, from conception to recommendations will be grounded on conflict sensitivity and Do No Harm principles, to ensure that the needs of women and youths are met, in ways that do not entrench dividing lines between various groups in the community.
  • Operationalization of this proposed methodology is to be clearly stated in the application, detailing how this research and methodology is actionable in the states and to the purpose of the evaluation. In addition, the application should include details on logistics and roll-out of the study: who the target respondents will be and why, how will they be identified or recruited, how data collection and data quality assurance will be carried out, as well as how data analysis will be done.
  • The inception and final reports will be developed by the consultant and/or team, and reviewed and approved by Search. The tools will be administered by the consultant and/ or team, working with a team of data collectors, while the data will be analysed by the consultant and/or team chosen to perform this research. In addition, the consultant and/or team chosen will develop the report with guidance and reviews by Search’s DMEL team.
Deliverables:
  • An inception report detailing the proposed method, study matrix, and work plan. It is to be approved by Search’s DMEL staff before starting data collection.
  • Research tools and data collection (developed by the candidate and/or team with the input of Search’s DMEL staff)
  • Draft report for review by Search staff and other stakeholders
  • Final Report, consisting of but not excluded to: Executive Summary, Methodology, Findings and Analysis, Conclusions, Lessons Learned and Recommendations. The report should be structured according to the evaluation questions and should include information on:
Timetable and Deliverables:
  • Within the consultancy period, the consultant is expected to complete the above-mentioned scope of work. The deliverables are as follows:
  • An inception report detailing the proposed method, study matrix, and work plan. It is to be approved by Search’s DMEL staff before starting data collection.
  • Research tools and data collection (developed by the candidate and/or team with the input of Search’s DMEL staff)
  • Draft report for review by Search staff and other stakeholders
  • Final Report (20-30 pages, excluding appendices), consisting of but not excluded to: Executive Summary, Methodology, Findings and Analysis, Conclusions, Lessons Learned and Recommendations. The report should be structured according to the evaluation questions and should include information on:
  • All data collected for this research including audios and transcripts for all interviews, and quantitative data entered in a template, based on the methodology used will be included
  • Appendices, including data collection tools and list of interviewees
  • A power-point presentation summarizing the report’s findings
Required Profile
  • Advanced degree in Conflict Studies, Research and Statistics, Social Work or other relevant degree is an added advantage
  • 5 years or more of experience in evaluations and large-scale qualitative studies with international organizations;
  • Experience working in the Niger Delta of Nigeria and familiarity with the context with focus on Bayelsa State.
  • Experience in evaluating programs relating to electoral violence, conflict drivers, community development, peacebuilding, and conflict resolution;
  • Demonstrated experience in leading large-scale baseline and endline evaluation researches in Bayelsa State, including ability to train and work with a locally recruited research team;
  • Strong analytical skills;
  • Excellent written communication and report writing skills in English;
  • Knowledge of languages indigenous to Bayelsa State will be an added advantage;
  • Ability to be flexible with time and work schedule.
SFCG will provide the following logistical support to the consultant:
  • Transmission of background materials (project proposal, meeting notes, etc.)
  • Availability of meeting rooms in Bayelsa, as required;
Timeframe:
  • The consultancy period will be from July to Early August 2020 The consultant will be based in Bayelsa with field trips to the five communities of activity implementation.
Budget and Terms of Engagement:
  • All logistic costs, including transportation and lodging will NOT be borne by Search and should be included in the proposed budget.
  • 5% withholding tax will be deducted at source from the total cost of the consultancy fee for a firm.
The consultant is required to respect the following Ethical Principles:
  • Comprehensive and systematic inquiry: Consultant should make the most of the existing information and full range of stakeholders available at the time of the review. Consultant should conduct systematic, data-based inquiries. He or she should communicate his or her methods and approaches accurately and in sufficient detail to allow others to understand, interpret and critique his or her work. He or she should make clear the limitations of the review and its results.
  • Competence: Consultant should possess the abilities and skills and experience appropriate to undertake the tasks proposed and should practice within the limits of his or her professional training and competence.
  • Honesty and integrity: Consultant should be transparent with the contractor/constituent about: any conflict of interest, any change made in the negotiated project plan and the reasons why those changes were made, any risk that certain procedures or activities produce misleading review information.
  • Respect for people: Consultant respect the security, dignity and self-worth of respondents, program participants. Consultant has the responsibility to be sensitive to and respect differences amongst participants in culture, religion, gender, disability, age and ethnicity.
  • In addition, the consultant will respect SFCG’s evaluations standards, to be found in SFCG’s evaluation guidelines: https://www.sfcg.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/SFCG-External-Evaluation-Guidelines-FINAL.pdf
Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply The application should hold four attachments:
  • 1 technical offer detailing the methodology, timeframe and size of the evaluation team proposed (max 4 pages);
  • 1 resume of lead researcher biography of the evaluator/ evaluation team demonstrating relevant experience/ knowledge (max 5 pages);
  • 1-2 examples of past large-scale research where candidate was the lead evaluator;
  • 1 financial offer (Excel) detailing the costs of the budget detailing accommodation and traveling costs, field recruitments if necessary;
  • 2 references of organizations who can verify the quality of the consultant’s work.
Only candidates who submit the required applications will be reviewed and selection made according to the following criteria:
  • Financial offer will be awarded based on the lowest cost basis but with following criteria: (i) Cost proposal submitted cites specific rates by each major items; and (ii) Relevance and consistency with technical proposal.
  • Consultant's ability to conduct qualitative and quantitative studies, knowledge of methodology and field of research;
  • Consultant's ability to conduct the study on time;
  • Consultant's ability to recruit local data collection teams on site;
  • Quality of reports proposed by the consultant as a sample;
Note: Only applicants invited for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please
Application Deadline  20th July, 2020.

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