Hi Everyone,

We are looking for a consultant to support training on the new IATI guidelines and general M&E. The deadline is very tight. For IATI training we need someone immediately to start on the 2nd of August and 20th of August for the general M&E training. I will appreciate any help sharing this within your networks.

Thank you in advance!

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1. TERMS OF REFERENCE
Capacity Building Training on the new IATI reporting guidelines of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) for the Project:

WE CANNOT WAIT TOWARDS AN INCLUSIVE & DIVERSE WOMEN’S MOVEMENT IN THE GREATER HORN OF AFRICA

START DATE: 2nd August, 2021
DURATION: August – October 2021
LOCATION: online/remote


A. INTRODUCTION
The Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa (SIHA) is a civil society coalition bringing together grassroots women’s rights organizations from Sudan, South Sudan, Somalia, Somaliland, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya and Uganda. It was established in 1995 by a collection of women’s rights activists, with the view of strengthening the capacity of women’s rights organizations in the Horn of Africa. SIHA aims to contribute to unlocking the massive potential of women’s rights movements in the Horn of Africa, by improving the capacity of local organizations, and to build a strong network of grassroots civil society members that are able to interact and support one another in advocating for effective change. SIHA operates as a regional platform for the mobilization of activists, vulnerable and marginalized groups of women, men, and girls to harness resources that include, but are not limited to knowledge and information, capacity building and financial support aimed at challenging the root causes of problems and challenges faced by women and girls in the Horn of Africa Region. More information about SIHA is available at www.sihanet.org.


B. PROJECT BACKGROUND
The “We Cannot Wait: Towards an Inclusive and Diverse Women’s Movement in the Greater Horn of Africa (WCW)” project is led by an entirely Southern-based consortium of organizations and is focused on building an inclusive and cohesive women’s movement in the Greater Horn of Africa (GHoA). The Power of Women programme enables organizations such as SIHA and its partners in the Global South to shift power to indigenous women’s organizations and in turn share its power with grassroots individuals and groups. The WCW consortium recognizes the structural and interconnected challenges that the movement for gender equality in the Global South faces and works to enable, support and collaborate with women’s rights activists and organizations to effectively lobby and advocate for gender equality in the Greater Horn of Africa. The WCW consortium will be engaging women, women’s rights activists and women’s rights organizations (WRA/Os) in all their diversity across the GHoA to ensure that the gender equality agenda can be promoted and upheld.

The consortium members will achieve this by focusing on three key project outcomes, the pathways of change for the realization of each of which are outlined below:
1. Women’s rights activists and organizations (WRA/Os) are advocating for policy, law reform, and social norms.
2. WRA/Os in GHoA form an inclusive and diverse coalition with shared agendas.
3. WRA/Os engage actively and visibly in existing or new political and social platforms to promote their agendas.

 

C. PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVES OF THE TRAINING

The overall objective of the consultancy is to provide a longer-term consultancy support on IATI reporting guidelines. The consultant will provide an initial crash course training to all consortium members on the new IATI reporting guidelines (Guidelines for partnerships ‘Strengthening Civil Society’ – Helpdesk Open Data (helpdesk-opendata-minbuza.nl) and ongoing support for the consortium to ensure successful initial publication into IATI. Given the fact that the majority of the We Cannot Wait Consortium are new to this platform, this training is meant to provide them with a comprehensive understanding on IATI and to build their knowledge and capacity on how to publish data into IATI using Aidstream as a preferred system for publishing data.

The specific objectives of the training include:

● Provide a crash course to build the capacity of the We cannot Wait consortium members including but not limited to IATI principles, requirements, and procedures of data publication.
● Provide guidance in defining activities and elements on IATI.
● Provide guidance and enhance practical knowledge for publishing data on IATI through the Aidstream platform.
● Provide a hands-on phased out support to individual partners and the consortium as a whole for successful set-up and first publication onto IATI.
● Provide support to develop clear and accurate data tools that will enhance quality data reporting and IATI publication.
● Participate in selected online learning platforms to discuss reporting challenges, common mistakes and tips to successfully fulfill the reporting requirements

 

D. KEY DELIVERABLES
1) A clear capacity building plan for this assignment
2) Training concept including training session plans; training agenda and methodology with core content and learning materials plan; including pre- and post-test and / or a training evaluation method.
3) Training materials for the participants (power point, literature, IATI guidelines, handouts)
4) A training report (Template will be provided)

 

E. REQUIRED CANDIDATE COMPETENCIES

Functional Competences:
● Excellent knowledge of the new IATI guidelines and Aidstream system for data publication
● Extensive experience in training consortiums and publishing data into IATI.
● Experience in developing activities into Aidstream that are aligned to our Theory of Change and PMEL Framework.
● Demonstrated understanding of publishing both qualitative and quantitative data into IATI
● Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate and work well with diverse and multicultural learners with different levels of knowledge on the training’s topic.
● Excellent analytical and orally skills in English language with high ability to communicate in a clear and comprehensive manner.
● Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure.

Education:
● Master's or advanced degree in one or similar of the following disciplines: Social Sciences, Statistics, Development Studies, Project Management.

Experience:
● Minimum of 5 years of experience in working in the field of reporting and monitoring, including experience in capacity building and trainings within this field;
● Proven expertise in IATI capacity support
● Exposure in working with diverse learners from different countries, education, expertise and backgrounds.

Language:
● Fluency in English is required.


F. APPLICATION
To apply, please send an Expression of Interest with a brief technical and financial proposal (including only consultant costs)(max. 3 pages including the budget), a cover letter, a copy of your C.V. (complete with two references) or a description of your consultancy firm including references. Send all documents to SIHA at the following e-mail address: humanresourcesiha@gmail.com and a copy to laureen@sihanet.org, by 28th July 2021.
In the e-mail subject line please write ‘APPLICATION: SIHA WCW Consultant – IATI Training and capacity Support.


2. TERMS OF REFERENCE
Consultant to conduct Capacity Building Training on Feminist and Participatory Approaches to Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning (MEL) for the project:
WE CANNOT WAIT TOWARDS AN INCLUSIVE & DIVERSE WOMEN’S MOVEMENT IN THE GREATER HORN OF AFRICA

START DATE: August 20, 2021
DURATION: August – October 2021
LOCATION: online/remote

 

C. PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVES OF THE TRAINING
The overall objective of the consultancy is to strengthen project Monitoring and evaluation skills among consortium members and give guidance to sharpen Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for the existing WCW Project Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (PMEL) Framework’ through reflection and training. This MEL capacity building should respond to both to generic knowledge as well as to the specific needs for the project itself. The training should also include introductory information on the general principles and concepts of feminist approaches to MEL and be rooted on the project’s Theory of Change.

The consultant is expected to develop a plan for an online training and conduct a comprehensive and practical training for all consortium members. The training plan should include an overall training agenda and methodology with core content, activities, and learning materials. The MEL framework and project documents will be shared with the consultant. It is expected that the training will be broken down into a number of sessions that can be delivered over several weeks based on the identified needs and availability of the consortium.

The specific objectives of the training

General training:
• To enhance knowledge and practical skills on reporting, taking in consideration the specific reporting requirements and procedures of the Dutch MoFA.
• To enhance a generic knowledge on data quality and data collection in combination with clear reporting tools.
• To give guidance in establishing an overall learning approach within the program.
• Share expertise and discuss challenges, common mistakes and tips to successfully fulfill reporting requirements and monitor well with the MEL framework.

Guided sharpening / support:
• To strengthen skills and give guidance in the development and monitoring of the Project Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (PMEL) Framework.
• To provide guidance on tools and methods that can be used in the tracking and reporting of project progress in line with the project objectives and MEL framework
• To provide guidance on feminist approaches and methodologies to MEL in line with the objectives of the project

 

D. KEY DELIVERABLES
5) A clear capacity building plan for this assignment
6) Training concept including training session plans; training agenda and methodology with core content and learning materials plan; including pre- and post-test and / or a training evaluation method.
7) Training materials for the participants (power point, literature, IATI guidelines, handout etc.)
8) A training report (Template will be provided)

 

E. REQUIRED CANDIDATE COMPETENCIES

Functional Competences:
• Excellent knowledge in and extensive experience in consultation and/or trainings on Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning systems and tools.
• Demonstrated experience with MEL frameworks, reporting systems as well as a variety of MEL methods.
• Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate and work well with diverse and multicultural learners with different levels of knowledge on the training’s topic.
• Excellent analytical and orally skills in English language with high ability to communicate in a clear and comprehensive manner.
• Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure.

Education:
• Master's or advanced degree in one or similar of the following disciplines: Social Sciences, Statistics, Development Studies, Project Management.

Experience:
• Minimum of 5 years of experience in working in the field of MEL, including experience in capacity building and trainings within this field;
• Proven expertise in advising on reporting and MEL systems for actors in the Human Rights field;
• Exposure in working with diverse learners from different countries, educational backgrounds and professional expertise.
• Fluency in English is required.


F. APPLICATION
To apply, please send an Expression of Interest with a brief technical and financial proposal (including only consultant costs) (max. 3 pages including the budget), a cover letter, a copy of your C.V. (complete with two references) or a description of your consultancy firm including references. Send all documents to SIHA at the following e-mail address: humanresourcesiha@gmail.com and a copy to laureen@sihanet.org, by 30th July 2021. In the e-mail subject line please write ‘APPLICATION: SIHA WCW Consultant – MEL Training and capacity Support.