The GBV Sub-Cluster, co-chaired by UNFPA and Global Communities, is a coordinating body with the objective to reduce risks and mitigate consequences of GBV experienced by women, girls, boys and men in Syria. It works to facilitate multi-sectoral, inter-agency action aimed to prevent GBV and to ensure a principled approach to the provision of accessible, prompt, and survivor-centered services to survivors of GBV. The GBV SC focuses on populations affected by the armed conflict in Syria reachable though cross-border operations from Turkey.
The GBV SC ensures, in coordination with the Protection Cluster (PC) and Whole of Syria GBV AoR, the integration of GBV prevention, mitigation and response in the multi-sectoral humanitarian response. It is currently comprised of approximately 60 active members, 90% of which are local NGOs
At the beginning of the year, the GBV SC identified a need to support its members in the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of GBV programmes. Over the last 6 months, a consortium of three GBV SC members conducted a research to identify which GBV M&E tools and methodologies are mostly used among GBV SC members, what are the challenges and the opportunities that GBV M&E brings about in a complex humanitarian context as the Syria cross border (from Turkey) operation. Outcomes from the research recommended the GBV SC to develop and roll out standardized GBV M&E tools, to support the quality of M&E for GBV programmes.
Global Communities and the WoS/Turkey hub GBV SC is seeking the services of a M&E GBV consultant with expertise in M&E and experience in GBV in emergency programmes in conflict-affected areas to develop a comprehensive package of M&E tools and related guidance for use.
Under the supervision of the WoS/Turkey hub GBV Sub Cluster Co-coordinators and in coordination with the GBV SC M&E committee (part of which are the 3 M&E research consortium NGOs), the consultant will be responsible to 1) conduct an initial review of M&E tools used in GBV programming, more specifically with a focus on the outcomes of the research conducted by GBV SC members this year; 2) engage with the GBV SC M&E committee and coordinators to identify needs, gaps and lessons learnt; 3) develop and/or adapt M&E tools and related guidance for use, looking at GBV prevention, response and capacity building activities, to be used by GBV SC members in the monitoring and evaluation of GBV projects in North West Syria.
The consultant will be required to undertake 2 trip missions of 5 days (total of 10 days) to Gaziantep (Turkey).
The duration of the consultancy will be 30 working days (within the period of Sept – Nov 2019).
Roles and Responsibilities:
This position will entail the following:
• Propose a work plan for approval
• Desk review of available M&E tools for GBV programmes available globally and collected by the GBV SC during the recent M&E research project.
• Conduct consultations with selected GBV SC members/GBV SC M&E committee and build on the outcomes of the M&E research project to better identify needs and gaps in terms of tools and methodology. These will also be helpful to collect context specific lessons learnt, common challenges and best practices on GBV M&E.
• Develop and/or adapt monitoring and evaluation mechanisms in a comprehensive package of tools to guide GBV SC members in the implementation of monitoring and evaluation of GBV interventions.
This package should include:
o M&E tools for the most commonly implemented prevention, response and capacity building activities
o Guidance on how to use the developed M&E tools
o Clear division of roles and responsibilities between GBV programme and M&E staff within the organization
• Present the new tools during a GBV SC meeting and conduct a Training of Trainers (ToT) for selected GBV SC members
• Develop a plan for the roll-out of the M&E package
• Consultancy work-plan and timeline, in coordination with GBV SC coordinators;
• Brief report of consultations with GBV SC coordinators/M&E committee and desk review;
• Production of first draft of GBV M&E package and revised final draft based on provided feedbacks
• GBV M&E package proposed roll-out plan
• 5-7 years of demonstrable experience with I/NGOs and/or UN in designing and implementing monitoring and evaluation mechanisms in humanitarian projects, with a focus on M&E of GBV programmes, including at least 3 years based in an emergency context.
• Ability to develop/adapt M&E tools to work effectively with field missions, local stakeholders and beneficiaries, remote monitoring
• Solid understanding and grounded experience of GBV responses in emergencies
• Proven experience on building capacities, including training and mentoring staff on M&E
• Sound knowledge of existing global guidance on GBV M&E tools and methodologies
• Excellent written communication skills
• Ability to meet deadlines, work with a minimum of supervision, and deliver quality products is essential.
• Demonstrated experience of working in the Middle East and in the Syria crisis is highly desirable
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Experience in and/or knowledge of the Coordination Mechanism and the GBV AoR in particular
• Master’s degree from an accredited academic institution, preferably in social sciences, political science, development, international relations, human rights, humanitarian law or related field
• Fluency and excellent writing skills in English.
• Knowledge of Arabic highly desirable
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