EUTF Program Outcomes Review Consultant

At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. A nonprofit international development organization founded in 1971, Pact works on the ground in nearly 40 countries to improve the lives of those who are challenged by poverty and marginalization. We serve these communities because we envision a world where everyone owns their future. To do this, we build systemic solutions in partnership with local organizations, businesses, and governments that create sustainable and resilient communities where those we serve are heard, capable, and vibrant. Pact is a recognized global leader in international development. Our staff have a range of expertise in areas including public health, capacity development, governance and civil society, natural resource management, poverty, fragile states, monitoring and evaluation, small-scale and artisanal mining, microfinance and more. This expertise is combined in Pact’s unique integrated approach, which focuses on systemic changes needed to improve people’s lives.

Department

Program Delivery (PDEL) – Pact exists to help create a world where those who are poor and marginalized exercise their voice, build their own solutions, and take ownership of their future. The Program Delivery Team, contributes to realizing this purpose by: Forging smart partnerships and treating all people with dignity and respect; Applying organizational policies and regulatory compliance appropriately and consistently; Facilitating team spirit among colleagues and promoting the organization through communications; Influencing decision makers through focused, relevant communications; Continually striving to learn and share knowledge and find small ways to make the workplace more enjoyable for all; Cultivating and harvesting innovation; Contributing to the organization’s ability to think and act strategically at all times; Inspiring and spreading our desired organizational culture across the global enterprise.

Program Overview

Pact Kenya and Somalia Office is implementing the Regional Approaches for Sustainable Conflict Management and Integration (RASMI) and Selam Ekisil (SEEK) cross-border programs funded by the European Union Trust Fund for Africa (EUTF). The projects adopt a conflict systems-based approach to promote peacebuilding, conflict management, and conflict resolution capacity at the community and cross-border levels. Geographically, RASMI works in three strategic cross border conflict systems spanning three countries, Kenya, Ethiopia, and Somalia (the Mandera Triangle) while, SEEK works in four cross-border conflict systems spanning Kenya (Marsabit and Turkana) and Ethiopia (South Omo Zone).

RASMI and SEEK projects have three similar objectives: a) to increase social capital and cohesion; b) to strengthen peace structures and c) to influence other institutions to be conflict sensitive.

Pact is seeking to engage the services of a qualified and experienced consultant to undertake a review of the EUTF program outcomes , document success stories that will highlight key results, document key successes and challenges, and make recommendations for future direction of the program. This consultancy is expected to last a total of 10 days.

Key Responsibilities

The consultant(s) will work closely with the Pact’s Program, MERL and communication team and will be under the direct supervision of the Regional Team Lead. Specifically, the documentation of outcomes and success/impact stories will include the following.

· Identify key outcomes using outcome mapping/harvesting based methodology from program MERL data and reports.

· Develop tools and formats that will be used for documenting data analysis and stories to be packaged in the agreed format(s).

· Document the program’s evaluative processes from design to implementation. The documentation should capture the various processes the program has undertaken since inception to initially understand the program (PEA, OM design) to active engagement of community change agents (boundary partners) to plan and implement the program. The program has also undertaken periodic progress reviews with the change agents and document the results in outcome journals that will be part of program literature availed to the consultant. The consultant will be expected to undertake a desk review /literature review to understand the overall program objectives, implementation approaches and expected results in line with the program’s theory of change.

Basic Requirements

  1. Advanced degree in Community Development, peacebuilding, or any other related field.
  2. 10 years’ professional experience in the development sector, of which 5 years’ experience working in Monitoring and Evaluation.
  3. Knowledge of EU M&E systems and reporting requirements will be a plus
  4. Excellent interpersonal, communication, presentation and report writing skills required.
  5. Team Player, ability to work in a multi-cultural environment, flexible and able to handle pressure

Submit the following documents with their expression of interest for this consultancy:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Proposed work plan to perform the consultancy’s assignment (This should include activities, methodologies, time frame and cost)

Pact is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, citizenship status, genetic information, matriculation, family responsibilities, personal appearance, credit information, tobacco use (except in the workplace), membership in an employee organization, or other protected classifications or non-merit factors.

How to apply

Please submit the EOI and supporting documents to [email protected] by 12:00 pm on Friday, 8 May 2020 quoting “EUTF Consultant on the subject line.

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