Closing Date : 2017-01-31
Duty Station : Dakar, Senegal
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Organization: Cash Learning Partnership
Country: Senegal
Closing date: 31 Jan 2017

In West Africa, expertise and experience in the field of CTP has developed considerably over the past few years. However, the increase in the number of initiatives and new actors has largely been concentrated on the response to chronic food crises. The impact of the Ebola virus epidemic which emerged at the end of 2013, has not yet been fully absorbed. In order to deal with the first epidemic of this magnitude in the region, the medical teams were at the front line of the response and CTP was mainly implemented in the recovery phase.

With $101.1 million of contribution in 2015, FFP (The Office of Food For Peace - USAID) is a major actor of the Food Security response to the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone and Liberia. To do that, FFP and its partners have embraced the use of CTP as a mechanism to support Ebola affected communities. CaLP regional office in West Africa is supported by FFP (Food For Peace USAID) to study the outcome of CTP implemented by FFP partners in Sierra Leone and Liberia. Based on random sampling of beneficiaries, this piece of work will aim at determining, as far as possible, the impact of CTP on targeted beneficiaries, livelihoods and communities economic capacities and social relationships and what is left after the end of projects.

Since June 2014, CaLP has been leading different researches on CTP during Ebola Recovery. After developing a Documentation research on FFP s (Food For Peace) CTP and a Case Study concerning the use of the technology in that answer, as well as others parallel activities, CaLP is now concentrating its effort on the outcome of those projects by leading a final analysis. Analysis with the purpose of assessing the effectiveness and appropriateness of CTP in assisting Ebola affected populations to recover from the food security impacts of the epidemic in Liberia and Sierra Leone.

Objectives of this Consultancy

CaLP is seeking to hire a consultant to review background documentation, including the CaLP documentation report elaborated under the same project, along with the case study and video to develop a broad understanding of CaLP s objectives, context and implementation. Most information should come from field data collection, primarily interviews and discussions with the project s direct beneficiaries.

The consultant/s will develop data collection tools and propose the design of a team needed to collect data, to be validated by CaLP Ebola project Manager. The consultant and his team will collect primary data in Liberia and Sierra Leone through direct interviews with CTP stakeholders and focus group discussion (FGD) with FFP CTP beneficiaries. Primary data will be shared with CaLP.

Essential profile of the consultant/s:

Master s degree in relevant field (Public Health, Nutrition, Economics, International Development, Sociology or other related.field)Experience conducting research in resource-constrained settings with limited supervision.Experience designing and conducting qualitative and quantitative assessments.Excellent writing skills in English.Fluent written and spoken English. Knowledge of French or local languages are an advantage.

Research and Technical:

Experience conducting research work in developing countries, including the development of protocols and tools, data collection, management of local data collection teams and analysis.Experience writing research reports and/or case studiesExperience working in humanitarian contextsKnowledge of relevant software packages including statistical analysis & other specialized software (i.e. decision analysis/cost-effectiveness analysis software). Substantial experience in CTP design and implementation, in contexts of crises desirable

Additional:

High proficiency working with MS Office Suite (especially Excel); comfortable working with computers and a broad range of software with minimal IT support. Experience being proactive and taking initiative to move complex projects forward.Must be comfortable working from remote locations, managing and prioritizing own workload autonomously and reliably. Adaptability, willing to travel to remote and rural areas.Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work both independently and as a member of a team.
How to apply:

Proposal Submissions:

Expressions of interest are invited from suitably qualified and experienced teams of consultants with capacity to undertake the above activities. We encourage consultancy firms or teams of consultants to apply for this piece of work. The Lead Consultant should submit a detailed proposal with a technical and financial. For more information please visit our website here

Expressions of Interest must be sent to CaLP Global Administration Officer administrator@cashlearning.orgcc pm.westafrica@cashlearning.orgby 31st January 2017, including a CV and a detailed methodology with a budget and a timetable.

Any additional clarifications on the consultancy should be addressed to the Project Manager on pm.westafrica@cashlearning.org

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