Terms of Reference: Provision of Consultancy Service on Baseline Survey
Project: Drought Response and Recovery in the Horn of Africa (DREEHA)
Location: East Africa Regional Office – Nairobi County
Duration: 30 days
Reporting to: Regional Humanitarian Manager
Advert open: 17th June 2022 to 30th June 2022 at 16:30hrs
Overview of Islamic Relief
Islamic Relief is an international aid and development charity, which aims to alleviate the suffering of the world’s poorest people. It is an independent Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) founded in the UK in 1984. With an active presence in over 40 countries across the globe, we strive to make the world a better and fairer place for the three billion people still living in poverty. As well as responding to disasters and emergencies, Islamic Relief promotes sustainable economic and social development by working with local communities – regardless of race, religion, or gender.
At the international level, Islamic Relief Worldwide (IRW) has consultative status with the UN Economic and Social Council and is a signatory to the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Code of Conduct. IRW is committed to the Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs) through raising awareness of the issues that affect poor communities and through its work on the ground. Islamic Relief is a member of the Disasters Emergency Committee and is certified by CHS.
IRW endeavors to work closely with local communities, focusing on capacity-building and empowerment to help them achieve development without dependency.
IRW has a commitment to standards which ascribe to program quality and improved programming. This obliges us to conduct a baseline study for the DREEHA project in the 5 countries we work in and in the specific areas of the project interventions. The baseline study will provide the much- needed platform for the project implementation process and re-alignment of interventions to improve project relevance and effectiveness.
At the height of the Horn of Africa drought, IR East Africa has Secured 10Million USD funding for the Region from Islamic Relief USA. The proposed project is an 18-month emergency response and recovery project targeting Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan, and South Sudan. The main goal of the project is to contribute to the reduction of drought impact among affected communities in East and Horn of Africa through improved food security, access to health, water, protection, and restoration of dignity.
The proposed response will have two pronged approaches. Firstly, the priority is to save lives of the most affected and vulnerable groups and communities. In delivering the humanitarian response, IR will strictly follow the SPHERE and CHS standards. Secondly, the response is aimed to help the affected households recover and rebuild their means of livelihoods. The lifesaving interventions will continue for the first six months concurrently followed by the recovery and rehabilitation phase.
Desired Qualifications and abilities
- A minimum master’s degree in social sciences or relevant field
- At least 10 years’ experience undertaking Baselines/ evaluations and/or assessment for Food security, livelihoods, and Cash transfers programs
- Must have led at least two to three similar/assignments in the past 4 years
- Proven skills in research, monitoring, and evaluation
- Proven experience in conducting qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods evaluation studies
- Computer proficiency with good knowledge of MS office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and SPSS desirable.
- Experienced in undertaking baselines/evaluations in the horn of Africa any country will be an added advantage.
- Excellent analytical and report writing skills.
- Excellent written and spoken English.
- Excellent time management skills.
- Ability to work well both independently and in a team.
- Excellent conflict sensitive approaches and able to work in highly sensitive environments
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