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INTERNATIONAL CONSULTANT IN CHARGE OF THE RESIGUI PROJECT FINAL REVIEW (CST II)

Guinea (Guinea)

  • Organization: WFP - World Food Programme
  • Location: Guinea (Guinea)
  • Grade: International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: 2021-12-08

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VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

 

 

JOB TITLE :

International consultant in charge of Final review of the RESIGUI project- CST II

 

TYPE OF CONTRACT:

Short term Consultancy contract (When Actually Employed)

 

UNIT/DIVISION:

Research, Assessment and Monitoring (RAM)

 

DUTY STATION (City, Country):

Conakry, Guinea

 

DURATION:

45 days

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE OF THE ASSIGNMENT:

COVID-19 occurred in Guinea in March 2020 in a context where sanitation, hygiene, and water access services were already precarious, particularly in informal settlements, rural areas, and for homeless people. The March 2020 Harmonized Framework (HF) results indicated that more than 1.4 million people would be moderately food insecure (FI) and 267,170 would be severely food insecure during the lean season (June-August 2020). According to a WFP analysis, this situation would worsen to 880,741 severely food insecure people by the end of 2021, an increase of 230%, if the containment measures persist and no mitigation actions are taken.

In this context, the role of humanitarian and development partners is crucial to support the country. Thus, the World Food Program (WFP), in collaboration with its partners, has committed to the response in a coordinated manner with the Guinean government by providing food support to those most vulnerable to food security and nutrition through a national response plan that covers the period from April 2020 to the end of October 2021.

In response to this context of vulnerability exacerbated by the VIC-19 pandemic, WFP has received funding from the European Union to cover the food and nutritional needs of 20,000 food insecure households. The assistance is being provided in three components: The first is an emergency response to mitigate the immediate adverse effects of the pandemic, the second is a social safety net recovery phase and the third is a resilience building phase for the same communities. The emergency phase, which was to cover the 2020 lean season, was delayed in implementation due to the reduced funding capacity of MTN, the sole financial service provider. The second phase, which began in December 2020, is scheduled to end in October 2021.

To assess the project's impact, the Research Assessment and Monitoring (RAM) unit conducted a baseline survey in November 2020, which established the starting lines for the various indicators. According to the project proposal, at the end of the activities, the RAM unit will commission a final review to establish the performance achieved, the strengths and weaknesses, the constraints, the persistent challenges and the current opportunities in order to draw lessons for improving strategic orientation and accountability to the beneficiary populations.

 

Overall objective

To conduct a final project review with the beneficiary populations to establish the performance achieved, strengths and weaknesses, constraints, persistent challenges and opportunities and to draw lessons to improve strategic orientation and accountability to the beneficiary populations.

 

Specific Objectives

Specifically, the review has the following objectives

  • Determine the demographic and socio-economic characteristics of project beneficiaries;
  • Estimate the level of food and nutrition insecurity and vulnerability of beneficiary households and determine the level of knowledge and practices in the areas of food and nutrition;
  • Assess the level of functioning of markets in the intervention sites; 
  • Profile the community in terms of livelihoods, community organizations, preparedness and response capacity to climate shocks and risks, and the level of empowerment and decision-making power of women and youth;
  • To shed light on some important protection and gender issues in beneficiary communities;
  • Assess the quality of the productive assets and structures created and their resistance to climate shocks at the end of the project;
  • Determine the level of organization and functioning of small-scale agricultural producers' organizations;
  • Determine the evolution of the yield per hectare per type of crop and for each agricultural season;
  • Disseminate lessons learned to support the next formulation of the WFP-Guinea country strategic plan;

 

Users and use of the results of the final review

The results of the final review will be used by WFP, the donor and all project implementing partners, including the national side, to assess the impacts of the project. The results will also serve as a basis for the formulation of the WFP-Guinea Country Strategic Plan.

 

Principle and approach of the final review

The international consultant will be expected to adhere to ethical principles and to integrate gender and protection sensitive approaches. The review must be conducted in a participatory manner, including the various project stakeholders.

 

Stakeholders

Interest and involvement in the review

Internal stakeholders (WFP)                                             

WFP Guinea Country office

Responsible for planning and implementing WFP interventions at the country level. The focus of the country office is on evidence-based learning to inform decision-making. It is also accountable, both internally and to its beneficiaries and partners, for the performance and results of its programmes. The country office will be involved in using the findings of the review to implement the program or to decide on the next program and future partnerships.

WFP Guinea

Sub-Offices

Responsible for the day-to-day implementation of the program. Field offices liaise with stakeholders at the decentralized levels and are in direct contact with beneficiaries.

WFP Regional  Office (Dakar)

Responsible for both country office oversight, guidance, and technical support, the regional office management is interested in independent and unbiased reporting of operational performance and in learning from the review findings for application to other country offices. The regional bureau will be involved in the planning of the next program, and should therefore use the findings of this review to provide strategic direction, program support and oversight.

WFP Headquarters Divisions

WFP HQ divisions are responsible for issuing and overseeing the roll-out of normative guidance on the organization's programme themes, activities and modalities, as well as overall policies and strategies. They are also interested in the lessons that emerge from the reviews, as many of these may be relevant beyond the geographical area concerned.

External stakeholders

Bénéficiaries

As the ultimate recipients of food assistance, beneficiaries are interested in the review of whether the assistance provided is adequate and effective. As such, the level of participation in the review by women, men, boys and girls from different groups will be determined and their respective views sought.

NGO

NGOs partner with WFP in the implementation of some activities while also carrying out their own interventions. The results of the review may have an impact on implementation modalities, strategic directions, and future partnerships.

European Union (Donor)

The donor has an interest in knowing whether funds have been mobilized effectively and whether WFP's work has been successful and benefited its own strategies and programs.

International Consultant

The international consultant hired to conduct the review has an interest in ensuring the quality, credibility and usefulness of the reviews conducted. He or she ensures impartiality provisions as well as roles and accountability to the various stakeholders. It contributes to the production of impact evaluation evidence and other learning products.

 

Methodology of the review

The review will cover the prefectures of Boké, Lélouma, Labé, Kankan, Siguiri, Guéckédou, Macenta and Nzérékoré.

The review will be conducted at different levels:

  • Individual: children aged 6 to 24 months, pregnant women and nursing mothers,
  • Collective: households, farmers' organizations and communities (villages).

Quantitative and qualitative data will be collected from the beneficiaries.

At the end of the process, a validation workshop of the report will be organized and will have to know the participation of the stakeholders; more particularly the donor and the ministerial departments involved in the implementation of the project.    

 

Principles and Key Review Questions

Relevance: To what extent is WFP's support relevant to the needs of the most vulnerable populations and appropriate for achieving the planned results?

Effectiveness: To what extent have WFP's actions contributed to improving the food security of beneficiary communities

Efficiency: To what extent have the implementation modalities of WFP's interventions influenced the achievement of successful outcomes?

Impact: To what extent does WFP contribute to meeting the basic needs of the most vulnerable households?

Sustainability: To what extent are the gains from WFP support sustainable over the long term?

Coherence: To what extent does support for improved food security and livelihoods take into account humanitarian considerations, principles and norms and contribute to coherence between the interventions of different actors?

 

 

ACCOUNTABILITIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

Under the supervision of Country Director, the international consultant will :

  1. Document review (reference documents collected by the RAM unit);
  2. Consult/interview/meet with various project stakeholders;
  3. Share the detailed methodology for data collection and analysis, review and presentation of the final review report including the various field data collection tools;
  4. Recruit interviewers under the supervision of the RAM unit;
  5. Coordinate data collection and quality assurance;
  6. Analyze data and highlight results
  7. Present the preliminary results of the final review;
  8. Scientifically write the draft review report
  9. Present the draft review report at the validation workshop;
  10. Product of the final review report and its summary

 

 

DELIVERABLES AT THE END OF THE CONTRACT:

 

Deliverable 1 : Detailed methodology note and data collection tools validated by WFP

5 days

12%

Data collection, cleaning, analysis and debriefing

Deliverable 2 : Debriefing and presentation of preliminary results

20 days

44 %

Deliverable 3 : Preparation of a draft report that addresses This report should include the findings, conclusions, and recommendations from the literature review and primary data collected in the field

5 days

12%

Deliverable 4 : The final report of the review, taking into account all comments received during the validation process of the draft report and validated by WFP

10 days

22%

Deliverable 5 : A report summary of no more than five pages

5 days

11%

TOTAL

45 days

100%

 

 

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

Education:

At least Master in Sociologies, international relations, project management or Bachelor with certification in impact evaluation/assessment survey/monitoring & evaluation or related

Experience:

At least 6 years experience in conducting food security and community development surveys;

Knowledge & Skills:

- Excellent knowledge of qualitative and quantitative research methods; 

- Proficiency in statistical data analysis software such as SPSS, Excel etc. ...

- Good knowledge of electronic data collection software such as Open Data Kit (ODK collect), KOBOTOOL BOX, ONA and MoDA.

 

Languages:

Good knowledge of French is mandatory, English is desirable and knowledge of one of the local languages of Guinea would be an asset; 

 

 

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS

 

07 DECEMBER 2021

 

WFP is committed to promoting an inclusive work environment where diversity is valued, and no form of discrimination is tolerated. We promote women’s leadership within our organization and aim to achieve parity in our teams in West and Central Africa. Qualified female candidates are therefore particularly encouraged to apply. WFP does not tolerate discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV / AIDS status.

No appointment under any kind of contract will be offered to members of the UN Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ), International Civil Service Commission (ICSC), FAO Finance Committee, WFP External Auditor, WFP Audit Committee, Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) and other similar bodies within the United Nations system with oversight responsibilities over WFP, both during their service and within three years of ceasing that service.

 

Only the selected candidates will be invited.

 

 

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