Now open: 2017 Tana Forum Essay Competition

Africa is the arena for some of modern world's intractable security challenges. Eighty years ago, when powerful nations breached multilateral decision-making and international law, Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia stood before the League of Nations and declared the imminent catastrophe facing the world, should the principles of common security be abandoned. Since then, Africa has not only been the testing ground of international peace and security, but its governments and institutions have been the champion and custodian of common security.
  • Are you, an African youth concerned about peace and security on the continent?
  • Do you believe your future is, in any way, affected by current peace and security challenges on the African continent?
  • Would you want your voice to be heard on this issue?
  • Do you have a passion for writing?
Then, you should participate in the second edition of the 'Tana Forum University Essay Competition', organised by the Tana Forum Secretariat based at the Institute for Peace and Security Studies (IPSS), Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia.

The Tana Forum 2017 theme, "Natural Resource Governance in Africa" is intended to stimulate a debate on the reasons why Africa's security challenges are attracting substantial global attention whereas the continent's own experience and articulation of its issues has yet to obtain commensurate global recognition, acceptance and significance. It is evident today - more than any time in the past - that Africa needs to rally a unified and amplified voice and agency if it is to assert its own interests in international security debates and agendas. The 2017 Tana Forum Essay Competition forms part of this consultative debate that is envisioned to contribute to policy building and development.

The authors of the top three essays will be flown to the host city of the 2017 Tana High Level Forum, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia (April 22-23), during which the best writer will be invited to make an oral presentation of her/his essay to all the participants at the Forum including African Heads of States and other African dignitaries and officials from international organisations.

Participating Universities
  • All African Universities.
Eligibility Criteria
  • Applicants must be an African residing in an African country;
  • Applicants must be Master's or PhD students from the Social Science/Humanities/Political Science/ International Relations field in one of the under-listed universities.
Click here for more information including submission guidelines and due dates.

TRACE Anti-Corruption and Transparency Scholarship

The TRACE Scholar Program will fully fund (with tuition, lodging and travel) an international lawyer from a developing country to pursue studies related to strategies and tools for increasing transparency and reducing corruption. The UW Law TRACE Scholar will spend an academic year at the University of Washington followed by a paid summer internship at TRACE headquarters in Annapolis, Maryland. The person selected as a TRACE Scholar must be ready to commence his/her studies in late August 2017 for a period of one year.

The TRACE Scholar will have a demonstrated interest in anti-corruption efforts and will write their LL.M. thesis on a subject related to anticorruption: international instruments, compliance or enforcement. They will enroll in relevant courses focused on business ethics, rule of law, governance and/or economic development. The TRACE Scholar Program will provide emerging leaders and professionals with an interest in anti-corruption and bribery prevention with an intensive course of study followed by a practical and “hands-on” internship.

The deadline for receipt of applications is February 15, 2017.

Click here for more https://www.law.washington.edu/programs/TRACEScholar/Default.aspx

UNICEF REOI - Open Source Technology Solutions for Children

UNICEF is seeking companies to respond to this Expression of Interest – EOI, for open source technology solutions for children. This REOI will lead to a Request for Proposal (RFP) issued to eligible companies which will result in the establishment of Institutional Contracts with successful vendors for a period of one year.

Expressions of interest are invited from companies registered in UNICEF’s programme countries. Interested companies must meet the criteria required to be eligible for funding as detailed below.

Please click here to download the PDF for more information.

ODI Fellowship Scheme 2017 - 2019

The ODI Fellowship Scheme is now open for applications. The Scheme places young and highly motivated economists and statisticians in public sector posts in developing country governments on two-year contracts. The two streams we are recruiting for are Economics and Statistics. Applicants can apply for either of these streams provided they are suitably qualified.

ODI Fellows work as local civil servants reporting to local managers. Fellows work in a range of institutions from finance and planning ministries to ministries of health and education, as well as central banks, statistics offices, and regulatory bodies. The scheme currently has over 120 Fellows in 32 countries, mostly low-income or high poverty countries.

In total, Fellows receive a salary of £21,000 a year (increasing to £23,000 in the second year), plus housing allowance.

The ODI Fellowship Scheme is highly competitive and extremely prestigious. ODI Fellows have gone on to make successful careers in the World Bank, the IMF, DFID and a wide range of public and private sector organisations. We are looking for candidates with excellent academic qualifications, a sound grasp of applying economic theory to real world problems, an ability to communicate economic ideas to non-specialists, and a willingness to integrate into what are often very different cultural and bureaucratic environments. A master’s degree in economics, statistics or related discipline is required.

The scheme is open to candidates of all nationalities.

The host government draws up Terms of Reference for each two-year posting. The success of the scheme and the respect it has gained from governments is demonstrated by the consistently high demand for Fellows and by the degree of responsibility often entrusted to Fellows. The costs of employing each Fellow are shared between the recipient government and ODI, making this a unique form of technical support. Over recent years, ODI has secured funding for the scheme through grants provided by the Department for International Development (DFID), Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and the Gates Foundation.

Please note that the application process will close on December 15th, 2016, and applications must be submitted by 23:59 (GMT) to be considered. If you are experiencing problems with your application, please contact the Fellowship office on [email protected]

Click here to apply.

Call to Civil Society Organizations to Apply for Funding

The United Nations Democracy Fund invites civil society organizations to apply for project funding. Project proposals may be submitted on-line between 18 November 2016 and 18 December 2016 at www.un.org/democracyfund. You can find guidelines, FAQs and lessons learned for applicants at http://www.un.org/democracyfund/application-materials

UNDEF supports projects that strengthen the voice of civil society, promote human rights, and encourage the participation of all groups in democratic processes. The large majority of UNDEF funds go to local civil society organizations. In this way, UNDEF plays a distinct role in complementing the UN's other work -- the work with Governments -- to strengthen democratic governance around the world.

This is the Eleventh Round to be launched by UNDEF, which provides grants of up to US$300,000 per project. UNDEF has supported almost 700 projects in over 100 countries at a total amount of almost US$170 million. Proposals are subject to a highly rigorous selection process, with fewer than two per cent of proposals chosen for funding. All projects are two years long.

UNDEF invites project proposals covering one or more of seven main areas:
  • Women’s rights and empowerment / Gender equality
  • Community activism
  • Rule of law and human rights
  • Youth engagement
  • Strengthening civil society capacity for interaction with Government
  • Media and freedom of information
  • Tools for knowledge
In this Round, UNDEF particularly welcomes projects promoting pluralism, diversity, and inclusion.

Source: www.un.org

Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition

The 9th Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition will be held at Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland from 18 to 21 July 2017

You are cordially invited to participate in the 9th Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition, due to be held in Palais des Nations, in Geneva, Switzerland. The Competition is presented by the Centre for Human Rights, based at the University of Pretoria, with the support of the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva, in collaboration with the Regional Office for Southern Africa of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (ROSA).

The Competition is open to both undergraduate and master's degree law students.

Find out more about this competition by visiting http://www.chr.up.ac.za/index.php/world-moot-court.html

Adelaide International Undergraduate Scholarships (AIUS)

The University of Adelaide offers a scholarship program for commencing international students undertaking undergraduate study. Scholarships in this program have the following conditions:
  1. Available for commencing international undergraduate students only;
  2. Open to citizens of any country (except Australia and New Zealand);
  3. Provides a waiver of 25% of the annual tuition fee for each year of the program for the full duration of the program, up to a maximum of four years;
  4. Up to 40 scholarships available each year;
  5. Available for study in any discipline except Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS), Bachelor of Oral Health and Bachelor of Science (Veterinary Bioscience)
  6. Open to eligible applicants completing Foundation Studies or secondary studies overseas or in Australia, or those transferring into the later years of an undergraduate degree with advanced standing
Find out more about this scholarship at http://international.adelaide.edu.au/choosing/scholarships/aius

Alan J. Magill Fellowship - Call for Concept Papers

Fellowship At-A-Glance 
  1. One Fellowship annually of $50,000 for a period of up to two years to support a mentorship and career/leadership development project in tropical medicine research, clinical care or advocacy. 
  2. Available only to citizens and legal residents of low/low-middle income countries who are ASTMH members. 
  3. Applicants must be early- to mid-career stage. 
  4. Applicants must identify a mentor for the proposed activities.
  5. Notice of Fellowship award in Fall 2017.
Eligibility 
  • Open only to ASTMH members who are citizens and legal residents of a low/low-middle income country as determined by the World Bank and WHO/Hinari. Not a member? Join here for $25.
  • Early- to mid-career.
  • A Master’s degree or higher is desired for applicants whose education has focused on advocacy and policy rather than scientific research or clinical care. 
  • MD, MBBS, DDS, DVM or PhD-level degree. 
  • Mentor required (member of ASTMH encouraged but not required). The mentor will help the applicant plan and carry out the proposed Fellowship activities. The mentor is not required to work at the same organization/institution as the applicant or to directly supervise the proposed Fellowship activity. 
  • Applicant and mentor are responsible for planning the proposed Fellowship activity and securing agreement from participating/hosting institutions.
Click here to download a PDF with more information and how to apply.

AFIF Entrepreneurship Award 2017

Entrepreneurship Award

Nairobi, Kenya | 13 February 2017 - 16 February 2017

In the framework of the 2017 edition of the Africa Finance & Investment Forum and to encourage sustainable development, economic growth, innovation and entrepreneurship in Africa, EMRC will present the "AFIF Entrepreneurship Award 2017", offering a financial contribution and exposure/visibility to an African SME for a project with good impact.

The “AFIF Entrepreneurship Award 2017” is sponsored by the Rabobank Foundation.

The award winner will receive a cash prize, one year of media promotion and support within and outside of Africa, free participation in the AFIF 2017, including the training, conference and travel expenses to the AFIF 2017.
Previous Awards

Standing out from within the crowded private sector, they have demonstrated excellence in business. Through social impact and sustainability they represent a truly innovative African private sector.


AFIF ENTREPRENEURSHIP AWARD 2015
Lazaro Mwakipesile
FOUNDER OF RAPHAEL GROUP (TANZANIA)

"This is a moment for all the entrepreneurs from Tanzania. I am not only representing Raphael Group but also all the business people in my country who believe in what they do. This is a very special moment for me and everyone back home.”DETAILS 




HEALTH AWARD WINNER
Markus Labuschagne
ALTIS BIOLOGICS, SOUTH AFRICA

"I was lucky enough to present in front of all the big investors here which really puts our company and name on the map. So now we can have more access to funds and strategic partners."DETAILS 



EMRC-RABOBANK PROJECT INCUBATOR AWARD 2015
Ruth Kinoti
SHALEM INVESTMENTS (KENYA)

" What I will always remember is that I managed to share my project and my dreams in front of people from all over the world. The audience was remarkable and winning the award is a moment that I am sure will change my business forever."DETAILS

Africa Program Spring Internship

The Africa Program is active in Angola, Burundi, Central African Republic, Chad, Côte d'Ivoire, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Guinea, Liberia, Madagascar, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Sudan, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe. The intern will support the Africa Team in providing programmatic, logistical, and financial support to SFCG's projects in the region. For more information on our projects in Sub-Saharan Africa, please visit www.sfcg.org.

The internship begins in January and typically lasts until May and is based in SFCG’s Washington DC headquarters.

To Apply visit the source https://sfcg.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=628

Excellence Scholarship & Opportunity Programme - Master Scholarship Programme

The scholarship programmes are open to excellent students both from the ETH and from other universities (national and international) wishing to pursue their Master’s degree at ETH Zurich. The prerequisite is a very good result in their Bachelor’s. Students must belong to the best 10 percent of their Bachelor’s programme.

The application consists of

The Africa Science Leadership Programme - Call for applications

Call for applications

The Africa Science Leadership Programme will train fellows in advanced leadership skills and empower them to lead a new paradigm for African science. We invite applications from early- to mid-career researchers in all disciplines including natural sciences, engineering, social sciences, arts and the humanities.

Africa Science Leadership Programme 2017
Deadline for applications: 12pm UTC on 16 December 2016

If you have any questions/queries, please email [email protected]

Source: www.up.ac.za

Job: Africa Regional Lead, DFID-funded Performance Evaluation of Global Component of INVENT

Organization: Social Impact

Country: India

Closing date: 30 Dec 2016

Africa Regional Lead, DFID-funded Performance Evaluation of Global Component of INVENT- Innovative Ventures & Technologies for Development programme, India

Social Impact (SI) is a Washington, DC-area international development management consulting firm. SI’s mission is to improve the effectiveness of international development programs in improving people’s lives. We provide a full range of management consulting, technical assistance, and training services to strengthen international development programs, organizations, and policies, in the areas of monitoring and evaluation, strategic planning, project and program design, organizational capacity building, and gender and social analysis. Our clients include US government agencies such as USAID, the Millennium Challenge Corporation, the US Department of State, as well as bilateral and multilateral donors, NGOs, and private sector foundations.

Objective:

SI is planning to bid on the upcoming DFID-funded performance evaluation of the global component of ‘Innovative Ventures & Technologies for Development’ (INVENT) programme. This opportunity will be released under GEFA Lot 2. DFID Invent is a six-year initiative to support technological and business innovations to benefit up to 1 million people from lower income populations as producers, consumers, employees and suppliers in India’s poorest states and in other developing countries. For this specific evaluation, SI will focus exclusively on the global component: to spread affordable Indian innovation in partner countries of Africa and South Asia.

Position Description:


Social Impact is seeking an Africa regional lead/team leader to provide leadership throughout the evaluation. The period of performance is approximately 40 months.

Responsibilities:
  • Design, implement, and manage the evaluation.
  • Lead the development of and piloting of data collection instruments.
  • Lead qualitative and quantitative data collection activities in the field.
  • Coordinate, participate in, and oversee analysis of both qualitative and quantitative data.
  • Prepare presentation of findings, conclusions, and recommendations.
Qualifications:
  • Advanced degree in international development, social sciences, economics, statistics, or related field.
  • Minimum 10 years of experience designing, implementing, and managing the performance and impact of development activities, including a minimum of five years of experience effectively leading evaluation and/or research teams.
  • Experience evaluating/assessing programs focusing on ICT (information, communication, and technology), WASH, and/or agricultural sector in the Africa region.
  • Extensive experience working on innovation and value-chain programmes and evaluating their impact in low income countries.
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in quantitative and/or qualitative evaluation methodologies, or a combination of both; Knowledge and/or experience with outcome mapping (OM) methodology, highly desired.
  • Experience evaluating the gender effects of interventions and developing gender-sensitive instruments and protocols.
  • Strong management, communication, writing, and interpersonal skills.
  • Familiarity with DFID project cycle, policies, regulations, and monitoring and evaluation methodologies and reporting requirements, preferred.
  • Previous experience working in Africa, required.
  • Fluency in English, required.
How to apply:

Job: Senior Program Officer, Sub-Saharan Africa

Organization: Heartland Alliance

Country: United States of America

Closing date: 29 Jan 2017

Summary: HAl's Senior Program Officer will support the successful development, implementation, and management of HAl's current programs in the Sub-Saharan Africa region. He/she will be responsible for backstopping the regional based team in the HAI HQ office in Chicago including liaising with HQ based teams and donors in the US. He / she will be expected to frequently travel to the Sub-Saharan Africa region for extended trips.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Program Management, Quality Assurance and Program Oversight:

  • Monitors program objectives and goals and assess their compliance with HAl and donor regulations and quality standards; and consults / liaises with relevant stakeholders to create a corrective action plan if expectations are not being met.
  • Facilitate the submission and processing of all program administrative requirements, such as travel advances, leave requests, scheduling, monthly draw downs, etc.;
  • Coordinate and liaise between HQ M&E staff and country staff to design M&E plans for new projects
  • Undertake field-based program monitoring and technical assistance visits, as assigned;
  • Prepare, monitor, and analyze program budgets in collaboration with Financial & Accounting Services;
  • Serve as liaison between the country offices and Chicago office;
  • Coordinate with relevant departments to provide accurate information to the field and to ensure adherence to financial and administrative policies and procedures;
  • Collaborate with Employee Services & Workforce Development and develop HAl orientation materials for staff based in country offices;
Grants Management and Donor Relations:
  • Tracks deadlines and proactively gathers supporting documents, as well as writes, edits and/or reviews monthly/quarterly progress reports to donors;
  • Provide reports and critical analysis of field reports to the Sub-Saharan Africa Regional Director Initiatives and other senior staff;
  • Update and manage information relevant for grant management and donor compliance
  • Ensure compliance with donor reporting guidelines and deadlines
  • Provide ongoing support to Regional Director and Country directors to respond to donors’ requests
Program Development:
  • Research and analyze funding opportunities for the Sub-Saharan Africa region to identify and prioritize program development opportunities;
  • Represent HAl externally at meetings, conferences and workshops;
  • Proactively research and identify partnership opportunities in the Sub-Saharan Africa region
  • Serve as lead writer for 1-2 large proposals each year, and as a key member of proposal teams throughout the year;
  • Review and provide significant input in proposal writing and budget development for new proposals
  • Support proposal development including technical research, best-practices research, content analysis and interpretation, technical writing, editing and proposal submission;
  • Support development and implementation of strategic plans and resource mobilization efforts;
  • Promote innovation throughout the portfolio including expansion to new countries;
Other duties, as assigned.

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience:
  • Bachelor's degree and five (5) years of experience, or relevant Master’s degree and four (4) years of work experience. Experience must include:
  • Proposal writing (lead or support on key elements)
  • Report writing (for USAID, State Department, or CDC preferred), editing, and coordination.
  • Providing training, capacity building, or supervision (including of volunteers or interns)
  • HAI thematic priorities (HIV/AIDS, Access to Justice and Trauma Informed Mental Health care) for key populations, gender and sexuality, and global LGBTI rights;
  • Developing, reviewing and/or tracking budgets and burn rates using Microsoft Excel, QuickBooks, and/or other financial management software;
  • Substantial experience working, traveling, and/or supporting programming in Sub-Saharan Africa
Language Skills:
  • Superb oral and written communication skills in English;
  • Advanced/fluent spoken and written French.
  • Proficiency in other languages spoken widely in the region is a plus (Portuguese, Hausa, etc.)
Competencies required for the job:
  • Written Communication s- Uses audience appropriate business writing style. Able to submit communication to senior leadership for final review with minimal edits and revisions required.
  • Reliability - Shows commitment, dedication and accountability in one’s work, and follows through on all projects, goals, and aspects of one’s work, including meeting commitments to provide supervision, training and other support to direct-reports.
  • Teamwork and collaboration - Listens and responds constructively to other team members' ideas. Communicates key HAI or regional priorities and how one’s team or department contributes to achieving those priorities. Fosters and rewards a collaborative team environment. Able to coach an individual team member to improve teamwork and collaboration, and appropriately engages HR or Senior Leadership to identify and/or address team or department wide obstacles.
  • Detail-Oriented or Thoroughness - Sets up procedures to ensure high quality of work. Questions others to assess whether they have thought through a plan of action; and assess their confidence in solving a problem or tackling a situation. Checks the accuracy of own and others' work.
  • Professionalism - Understands how they are perceived by others based on words and actions, in addition to quality and consistency of work product. Takes actions calculated to have a positive effect on others; able to provide clear and specific guidance to direct reports who do not meet organizational standards or expectations.
  • Change Management - Manages the change process and energizes it on an ongoing basis, taking steps to remove barriers or accelerate its pace. Able to manage personal emotions about change and understands staff may feel anxiety, fear, or anger due to the change. Realigns resources to meet changing needs and takes feedback into consideration while implementing change.
  • Integrity and Authenticity - Maintains confidentiality, admits mistakes and takes stands based on principles and values in spite of the potential for negative consequences, and challenges others who are not acting with integrity.
  • Cultural Humility and Interpersonal Awareness - Considers and responds appropriately to the needs and feelings of different people in different situations. Finds non-threatening ways to approach others about sensitive issues. Able to coach direct reports to recognize and adjust behaviors when they are not demonstrating cultural humility or interpersonal awareness.
  • Resilience and Stress Tolerance - Able to not only recognize and mitigate personal stressors, but understands how to monitor work climate and respond promptly to signs of heightened stress in the team or individuals, seeks support from Human Resources and Senior Leadership (or keeps them informed)
  • Service Orientation - Able to recognize need for assistance or guidance without being asked, able to reprioritize staff projects and/or responsibilities redistribute tasks to other team members, or solicit support/approval from senior leadership to obtain additional resources. Publicly acknowledges and thanks staff who takes on higher volume of work or duties not part of their position.
  • Motivationa l- Able to help others see the personal benefits to doing their job well. Able to recognize and tackle morale problems, and uses a variety of approaches to energize and inspire others. Signals own commitment to a process by being personally present and involved at key events.
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Must be able and willing to travel to the Sub-Saharan Africa region often to insecure and resource-limited settings- for up to four weeks at a time, up to 35% time annually;
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; use hands to handle or feel and reach with hands and arms.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.
Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Must be able to work full-time (starting as early as 7 am to overlap with working hours in the Sub-Saharan Africa region) as well as extended hours when needed (nights, weekends, particularly while traveling);
  • Must be able to travel independently to carry out field assessments, to identify potential partner organizations, to determine beneficiary needs and to develop program proposals and budgets for funding;
Heartland Alliance makes all hiring and employment decisions, and operates all programs, services, and functions without regard to race, receipt of an order of protection, creed, color, age, gender, gender identity, marital or parental status, religion, ancestry, national origin, amnesty, physical or mental disability, protected veterans status, genetic information, sexual orientation, immigrant status, political affiliation or belief, use of FMLA, VESSA, military, and family military rights, ex-offender status (depending on the offense and position to be filled), unfavorable military discharge, membership in an organization whose primary purpose is the protection of civil rights or improvement of living conditions and human relations, height, weight, or HIV infection, in accord with the organization's AIDS Policy Statement of September 1987.

How to apply:

http://chk.tbe.taleo.net/chk01/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=HEARTLANDALLIANCE&cws=1&rid=3980

Job: ReDSS Durable Solutions Framework: Tanzania case study

Organisation: Danish Refugee Council

DRCs responsibilities

DRC will:
  • Provide relevant background information, and contact of relevant people
  • Provide transportation of the consultant as mutually agreed between ReDSS and the consultant
  • Provide for accommodation and meals for the consultant in the field
Requirements and qualifications
  • An advanced degree in Law, Social Sciences, Forced Migration or any other related area of study
  • Minimum 7 years’ proven experience in conducting similar assignments
  • Demonstrable experience related to forced migration and durable solutions
  • Proven experience in similar assignments and in Somali
  • Good understanding of legal and socio-economic dynamics in the Horn of Africa
  • Good understanding of forced migration in East Africa
  • Excellent analytical and reporting skills
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
Find out more about this job opportunity at http://reliefweb.int/job/1801309/redss-durable-solutions-framework-tanzania-case-study

Closing date: 14 Dec 2016

Consultancy: Combined baseline evaluation: Katika Usalama Tunategemeana AND Pamoja!

Organization: Search for Common Ground (SFCG)

Combined baseline evaluation: Katika Usalama Tunategemeana: A Community-Owned Approach to Promoting Moderate Voices and Preventing Violent Extremism in Tanga (CTU)

The following skills and experience are expected by SFCG for our evaluator(s) for this project:
  • Proficiency in English and Swahili (written and spoken);
  • More than 5 years of experience in project evaluation or the equivalent in DM&E expertise, including collecting data in interviews, surveys and focus groups;
  • Experience working with international organizations;
  • Experience conducting quantitative surveys and analysis;
  • Evaluation methods and data collection skills;
  • Considerable experience and expertise in evaluating CVE programming;
  • Contextual knowledge of and experience working in Tanzania, ideally the research locations (especially Tanga).
In addition, 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: http://www.sfcg.org/programmes/ilt/dme_guidelines.html

Find out more about this consultancy and how to apply at http://reliefweb.int/job/1801739/combined-baseline-evaluation-katika-usalama-tunategemeana-and-pamoja-strengthening

Closing date: 11 Dec 2016