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Ireland: Consultancy to undertake review of current Strategic Plan and the development new Strategic Plan
Closing date: 2016-12-14Application : Apply for the job
Organization: Irish Joint Consortium on Gender Based Violence
Closing date: 14 Dec 2016
Irish Consortium on Gender Based Violence seeks a consultant to carry out a review of the Consortium's current Strategic Plan (2012-2016) and development of a new Strategic Plan (2017-2020).
The Terms of Reference below outlines one complete piece of work for which the ultimate outcome is a fully developed and relevant new strategic plan for the consortium. The work is divided into three main blocks of work:
Review of the ICGBV 2012-2016 Strategic Plan,
Scoping (Actors, Agendas and research/literature); and
Strategic Planning (2017-2020).
The process should allow for the consideration of the unique contribution of the ICGBV to the on-going crisis of GBV and identify how this group of organisations should position itself for the next 4 years. The review should offer an opportunity to reflect on the most appropriate response of the Consortium to GBV both in the countries where its members work and globally.
The Irish Consortium on Gender Based Violence (ICGBV) comprises Irish human rights, humanitarian and development organisations, Irish Aid and the Defence Forces, which work collectively to address gender based violence. Its overall aim is the promotion and adoption of a coherent and coordinated response to gender based violence (GBV) among its members. The Consortium was formed in November 2005 in response to the GBV crisis in Darfur. Over the past decade, the Consortium has developed from a fairly loose affiliation mobilised around a specific crisis to a more formal structure with 1 staff member (the Coordinator), a formalised membership (with 13 organisational memberships), and a programme of annual activities and events. More information and list of members can be found on the ICGBV s website www.gbv.ie.
The ICGBV s first strategic plan spanned the years (2009-2012), which was evaluated and a second strategic plan was developed for the period 2012 2015 (which was expanded into 2016, referred to hereafter as 2012-2016). These processes have underlined the fact that both the Consortium and its members have experienced many changes over the past decade. In 2015 a 10 year strategic review was conducted which focused on both the strategic and operational approaches of the consortium.
Phase 1 A) Evaluation of the Strategic Plan (2012 2016)
Purpose: The purpose of the evaluation is to assess the extent to which the current strategy has been implemented and has achieved its intended outcomes by looking at relevance, efficiency, effectiveness, impact, sustainability and other criteria as determined relevant.
The evaluation will build on the 10 year strategic review conducted in 2015 building a deeper view of the current strategy time period of 2012-2016. Specifically reviewing whether the strategic objectives of the current strategy have achieved. The 10 year review identified a number of areas of interest for the consortium to develop, which should be further elaborated where relevant.
B) External Mapping
Purpose: This piece of work will consist of an external analysis, combining a literature review and a scoping exercise mapping out the current actors, agendas and trends within the global and Irish GBV response frameworks relating to development and humanitarian contexts. The purpose of this is to identify the van guard of thinking and research on GBV and the gaps within the current response internationally. This should include an assessment of trends and debates relevant to the mandate and vision of the ICGBV, including, but not limited to, its mandate of prioritizing women and girls, responses to GBV and pressing global issues. The results of this will inform the strategic planning of the consortium (see below) in order to maximize our impact as a unique consortium working on this topic.
Methodology: The review should use the DAC criteria in its examination of the strategy and its implementation: eg
- To what extent did the Strategic Plan achieve its stated objectives? (Were there any unintended results?)
- How appropriate is current membership?
- To what extent has the consortium influenced institutional best practice (membership programming) - To what extent has the consortium influenced international agendas on GBV? (actual examples of policy dialogue and best practice programming)on GBV?
- To that extent does the consortium add value to the prevention and response of GBV?
- To what extent are the results and achievements to date likely to endure in the longer term?
Efficiency *Were the funds used for the intended objectives outlined in the strategic plan?
ICGBV internal document review External literature review Interviews with key participants in the ICGBV Interviews with leading edge thinkers on GBV in Ireland and internationally
A final report (in electronic form), no longer than 20 pages in length. The report shall be structured in line with the following: Executive Summary Findings, Analysis, Key lessons, Challenges, Key thematic areas and recent developments within global response to GBV Gaps within the research and response areas globally with a particular focus on areas which could be filled by the Consortium s skill set & capacity. Recommendations and relevant annexes - including copies of the interview notes and details of all individuals consulted.
The results shall be presented and verified with members of the Steering Committee. The final recommendations and results shall be presented to the strategic planning group.
Phase 2 Strategic Planning 2017-2020 Purpose: The facilitation of the drafting a strategic plan is required to guide the consortium in its work the next 4 years. The consultant would be required to facilitate participatory strategic planning with the objective of full consortium member ownership and buy-in. The sessions would be inaugurated with a brief presentation of the key input (I and II), with the reports circulated in advance. The remainder of the sessions would consist of guided strategic planning collectively identifying:
Problem Statement (gaps in the current response) Theory of Change Strategic Objectives & detailed key steps/outcomes/indicators Resources, capacity and operational steps required to achieve objectives Action Plan Monitoring and Evaluation plan.
Methodology: Strategic Planning Workshop incorporating presentation of input findings (I & II) (across a number of days; 1-2) Collection of data & analysis of consensus presentation of key strategic direction recommendations on final workshop day for verification Drafting of Strategic Plan with oversight of Chair Presentation & verification of plan with the Steering Committee
Outputs: Strategic Planning day workshop report Strategic Plan (2017-2020) no longer than 10 pages.
Timeframe: It is expected that the work will be completed by January 31st. A maximum of 25 consultancy days will be available for this assignment. The day/task split should be outlined in the tender bid.
Selection Criteria: Master s Degree in International Development or equally relevant qualification; Knowledge and understanding of issues related to gender equality and gender based violence; A strong understanding of inter-organisational networking, coordination mechanisms and relationships to effect change; Experience and understanding of the institutional environment for international development contexts (operations of INGOs/ bilateral donors/ international organisations/ defence forces); Experience with strategic reviews/evaluations and strategic thinking; Proven facilitation skills
Tender Proposals: o Full current CV. o An outline of the proposed approach and methodology to address the project outputs as specified in the Terms of Reference. o Work plan including time frame o Budget including daily consultant rate o Two references (including telephone numbers) and web links to your previous work (if o available)
The tender submission should be sent to email@example.com the email subject marked as ICGBV Strategic Planning by the 14th December 2016.
How to apply:
To apply see full Terms of Reference on the ICGBV website: http://www.gbv.ie/
The tender submission should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org the email subject marked as ICGBV Strategic Planning by the 14th December 2016.
Ireland: Senior Education Adviser
Closing date: 2016-12-20Application : Apply for the job
Organization: Concern Worldwide
Closing date: 20 Dec 2016
Working with the world s poorest people to transform their lives. Concern Worldwide is an international humanitarian organisation dedicated to tackling poverty and suffering in the world s poorest countries. We work in partnership with the very poorest people in these countries, directly enabling them to improve their lives, as well as using our knowledge and experience to influence decisions made at a local, national and international level that can significantly reduce extreme poverty.
Senior Education Adviser
Senior Education Adviser
Head, Technical Assistance, Strategy, Advocacy and Learning Department (and ultimately, Director of SAL)
Dublin (in exceptional cases another location where Concern Worldwide has an office will be considered).
The incumbent will be expected to travel overseas up to 30% of the time.
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The Senior Education Adviser will provide guidance on the strategic direction of the education programmes and facilitate the link to our work in other areas. They will be responsible for identifying areas for new and innovative programmes; and ensuring country teams are provided with appropriate technical assistance in the area of education. The Senior Education Adviser will also manage a small team of technical advisers in the area of Education.
Main duties &Responsibilities:
Provide technical advice to country programmes on Basic Education, specifically this covers a minimum of (a) early grade reading (b) school related GBV or (c) education in emergencies.
Provide technical direction to the organisation in terms of its policy and strategy in basic education, in line with international policies and best practice.
Provide technical leadership on education research initiatives, particularly the Safe Learning Model in Sierra Leone, and lead collaboration with academic research partners on education.
Coordinate the activities and management of those in the team and ensure that the country programmes identified as requiring most support receive this assistance in a coordinated manner.
Manage the adviser(s) on the team, including ensuring PDRs are performed on time, regular team meetings are held, along with regular one to one feedback sessions with staff.
Lead external representation and networking of Concern s education programme through appropriate networks and conferences. This will include co-leading the INEE Conflict Sensitive Education Working Group and participation in the Global Working Group to End SRGBV.
Provide SMT and Council with regular updates on performance against policy and strategy.
Lead the production of internal and external learning papers, technical briefs and tools to improve the quality of Concern s education responses.
Coordinate capacity-building initiatives for education staff globally, including workshops, webinars and training opportunities.
Coordinate with the advocacy team to ensure a link between advocacy work and the implementation of activities at field level in the technical area.
Coordinate with the fundraising, grants and International Programmes Department teams to ensure technical support is provided to proposal development.
Identify and recruit (on an annual basis) interns and junior staff from identified university courses and ensure they receive adequate mentoring and support.
Act as a primary point of contact for representation in their technical area.
Manage specific grants that have been provided to support our work from a financial and technical perspective.
A Masters Level Degree in a relevant discipline, with an understanding of global education issues.
A minimum of five years experience with an international NGO (or equivalent) in the education sector with at least three years of which have been spent overseas.
Experience in representing an international NGO with potential education donors (both institutional and private sector).
Competence using quantitative, qualitative and participatory methods for programme planning / design, monitoring, evaluation and operations research
Empathy with organisational vision, mission, goals and objectives
Excellent interpersonal, communication and writing skills in English
Experience in social and behavioural change communication methodologies.
Experience in gender-based violence and equality interventions
Experience developing, applying and analysing results of literacy assessment tools
Good knowledge/ experience in operational/ action research design and principles
Familiarity with HIV mainstreaming, rights-based approach, partnership approaches, and standards for humanitarian interventions.
Concern has a Programme Participant Protection Policy and an organisational Code of Conduct which have been developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants from exploitation, and to clarify the responsibilities of Concern staff, consultants, visitors to the programme and partner organisation, and the standards of behaviour expected of them. In this context, staff have a responsibility to the organisation to strive for, and maintain, the highest standards in the day-to-day conduct in their workplace in accordance with Concern s core values and mission. Any candidate offered a job with Concern Worldwide will be expected to sign the Programme Participant Protection Policy and the Concern Staff Code of Conduct as an appendix to their contract of employment. By signing the Programme Participant Protection Policy and the Concern Code of Conduct, candidates acknowledge that they have understood the contents of both the Concern Code of Conduct and the Programme Participant Protection Policy and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these two documents.
Concern receives a substantial amount of funding from external donors each year. Increasingly donors are introducing requirements whereby future funding is conditional on Concern ensuring that the names of any new employee or volunteer do not appear on terrorism lists generated by the European Union (List of person, groups and entities to which Regulation (EC No. 2580/2001 applies), the US Government (Office of Foreign Assets Control list of specially designated Nationals and Blocked Persons) and the United Nations (Consolidated List).
Any offer of employment (either paid or voluntary) with Concern Worldwide will only be made following a successful clearance check being conducted on the applicant. For additional information please consult our web site or contact the Human Resource Division in our Head Office.
By submitting a formal application for paid or voluntary employment to Concern, you agree to Concern carrying out a clearance check as outlined above and that Concern will not proceed to recruit you should your name appear on any of the aforementioned lists.
How to apply:
*Please Email your CV and Cover letter through www.concern.net/jobsby closing date 20thDecember, 2016.*
Candidates must be legally entitled to work in Ireland, at the time of application