Consultancy services for the assessment of the IRC HOPE ( “Harnessing Opportunity for Peace Engagement") in Mogadishu

Job Details
Employer: International Rescue Committee
Job Title: Consultancy services for the assessment of the IRC HOPE ( “Harnessing Opportunity for Peace Engagement") in Mogadishu
Job Type: Full-Time
Location: Mogadishu
Category: Other

TERMS OF REFERENCE Research, Evaluation and Learning Conflict & Access to Justice Assessment in Somalia CMM HOPE Project

Location: Mogadishu, Somalia
Timeline: May - June 2018
Type of employee (see definitions below): Consultant (National or International Firms)

The IRC responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future. IRC was founded in 1933 in the United States to respond to the needs of people vulnerable to conflict around the world. Since then, it has expanded and evolved to become one of the world’s leading humanitarian organisations. In 2016, more than 26 million people benefited from IRC programs and those of its partner organizations.

The IRC received a grant from United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to implement a two-year program (2016-2018) called “Harnessing Opportunity for Peace Engagement (HOPE) in Somalia. The HOPE project is designed to increase community resilience to violence by strengthening community relations and decision-making at the local level. It employs a people-to-people approach, aiming to create change at both the attitudinal and institutional levels, a combination which is critical for effectiveness and long-term impact. Two objectives guide our people-to-people approach.

a) First, the project will foster constructive interaction at the community level to improve understanding of key issues, strengthen relationships and enable collective action to address shared concerns.
b) Second, it will strengthen the local government to perform their roles effectively, improve decision-making and establish linkages with their constituents.

The HOPE project will foster positive relationships at two levels: among communities and between communities and local government.

The HOPE project is a 23 month project and is implemented by the IRC. It is intended to reach at least 211,712 beneficiaries in the districts of Hawl wadag and Karaan.

Objectives of the assessment:
The project intends to conduct an assessment to understand key justice and security institutions and dynamics in Somalia with specific focus on Hawl wadag and Karaan Districts. The focus of the study will be to understand the;
• Political Economy Analysis: What is the political economy of key justice and security institutions in the Hawl wadag and Karaan districts? What political and power issues would need to be addressed to make access to justice for women and minorities a reality? What are underlying political settlements and who are the ‘champions’ to engage with
• Relationship between Lack of Access to Justice and Violent Extremism: What is the relation between the lack of access to justice, especially for young people, women and minorities and the increase of violent extremism?
• Analysis of Grievances: Which are the key grievances of women, girls, young people, and minority groups in their respective areas? How are they currently addressed, if at all? Are they related to local conflict potential?
• Programme Analysis: What are the impacts of past and current justice and security program interventions especially for women, girls, young people and minorities? How do they improve or worsen the lives of the target groups? How do they impact local power structures and normative orders?
• Determine the base value and revise the project Y2 project Performance Monitoring Plan for the two new districts of Hawl wadag and Karaan.

The findings of this survey will be disseminated to the wider audience including but not limited to Benadir Regional Administration, District Administration, civil society, UN agencies and the community members in the two districts. The findings will help shape the implementation of the project as well as informing future programming and policy design and implementation.

Scope of Consultancy:
The IRC is looking for a consultant/firm to conduct this assessment in Somalia, with potential to also support the end line data collection upon successful and satisfactory conclusion of this consultancy.

Specific tasks and deliverables:

1) Conflict & Access to Justice Assessment plan

The plan should include:
• Sample frame
• Evaluation methods
• Draft questionnaire (to be validated by IRC)
• Timeline / Work plan
• Composition of the field team (if relevant)
• Data collection methods (paper, tablets, etc), along with data transmission and management protocol
• Consent procedures and confidentiality
• The Consultant is expected to take care of their own accommodation, transport and all the logistics supervision and spot check plans to ensure adherence to data collection protocols and confirm quality of data collection and entry.
• Data cleaning protocol

2) Data collection completed, and clean database delivered 15 days after the contract is signed
Data Entry and Cleaning procedures:
• If not using electronic data collection, each questionnaire should be entered twice, by two different data entry operators. Discrepancies between the two versions must be corrected. The error rate for each batch of questionnaires must be less than 0.3 -0.5%. If the error rate for any batch of questionnaires exceeds this rate, the entire batch of questionnaires must be re-entered.
• All data should be checked and entered using statistical package SPSS to enhance accuracy and data quality.

3) Assessment Report (Due 9th June 2018)
The assessment report should include at least:
• Executive summary
• Methods and sample
• Compiled and disaggregated results by gender, by age (18-49; 50+) and by district)
• All data collection tools / questionnaire in annex. The raw quantitative and qualitative data copies remain IRC Somalia property unless agreed otherwise in writing.
• The consultant will be expected to present the Interim report to IRC Somalia for review and feedback. The IRC team will then make suggestions and or comments and additions to be integrated in the final report.

Principles & Ethical consideration.
The HOPE Program in Somalia is guided by the following principles: Participation and Inclusion, Openness and Transparency, Empowerment, Social Accountability, Local Ownership, Gender Equality, and Conflict Sensitivity.
The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.
The Consultant is expected to seek and document the target interviewees consent and local district authorities’ go-ahead; The Consultant is required to comply and abide to the above principles.

IRC’s Safety and Security Department rating for Mogadishu is “Level 3: The situation is tense and unstable/volatile”. The consultant is required to follow IRC security protocols at all times when working with the IRC.

One off payment upon receipt of invoice and completion of deliverables (At the end of the assignment.
• MA, MSc in Peace and Conflict Studies, Law, Human Rights, Development Studies, Development Evaluation, Statistics or any related field.
• Extensive experience in project monitoring and evaluation. Specific experience with conflict mitigation and management, peace building, institutional strengthening or related programs is strongly desired.
• Prior experience working in conflict and post conflict settings especially Somalia and an in-depth understanding of the context of such settings on monitoring and evaluation.
• Knowledge and experience working in Somalia and ability to speak the local language will be an added benefit.
• Familiarity with USAID Democracy, Governance and Conflict monitoring and evaluation frameworks, the Collaborative Learning and Adapting approach, gender integration strategies, Do No Harm, and their applicability/relevance to the Somalia context
• Strong past performance references.


Details of the consultancy and bid documents can be downloaded from the Somalia NGO onsortium website, under the jobs section on:

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