Participatory Action Research Consultant

Nonviolent Peaceforce
  • Location
    Philippines
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Oct 01

Position description

Introduction

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), International Organization for Migration (IOM) and UNWOMEN is currently implementing the project entitled: Promoting conflict prevention, social cohesion and community resilience in BARMM in the time of COVID-19

Specifically, the project aims to:

  1. Fortify reintegration efforts for former women combatants by empowering them to engage and support peacebuilding, in support of the normalization track of the CAB;
  2. Support conflict understanding and prevention by promoting gender-responsive, inclusive, and culturally-sensitive legislation, policies and programmes, in alignment with the institutional needs of the BARMM and the political track of the CAB, and
  3. Build the resilience of communities in conflict hotspots through collaborative socio-economic activities and inclusive community-based reconciliation mechanisms, following on the objectives of the political track of the CAB.

Objectives

The participatory action research in collaboration with BIWAB CBA’s aims to identify the scope of protection and safety issues facing women and girls in the BARMM that require policy solutions. An inclusive and participatory manner that highlights critical community issues to identify effective gender responsive and conflict prevention strategies. Lastly, to identify solutions conducive to peaceful coexistence at local level through the lens of the communities involved.

  • Identify critical effects of recurring protection issues and COVID-19 on women and girls to access GBV protection and SRH services.
  • To understand the conditions of vulnerability of women and girls by identifying underlying ISSUES and NEEDS of the different communities particularly on safety, protection, livelihood and sexual reproductive health.
  • Gather and provide recommendations/ solutions that will a.) address the identified GBV and SRH issues and needs and b.) ensure timely and immediate response to the affected communities.
  • Provide and recommend key areas that will inform and support in advancing local development plans and advocating policy toward sustainable peace and development in the region.
  • To use its results as a basis in developing its Municipal Plan and other interventions that may be necessary to make the LGU more gender-responsive governance 

Scope of Work

The selected Consultant will lead and conduct the project’s PAR. Working closely with the M&E Officer, Lanao, North Cotabato and Maguindanao Team Leaders, and Project Coordinator, the Consultant shall accomplish the following:

  1. Develop research methodology, research questions/tools, research workplan and accessible database to collect relevant data aligned with the PAR objectives and as well as considering COVID-19 adaptive strategies.

  2. Undertake coordination with relevant stakeholders from the BARMM ministries and agencies, local government units, community leaders and other stakeholders to ensure support in the roll-out of the PAR.

  3. Conduct the PAR through strategies that are acceptable in the context of the community, local government and other stakeholders. The Consultant is expected to lead in the facilitation of the research process ensuring that the norms of the community are considered.

  4. Consolidate, compile, and analyze the collected research data and present it in a format acceptable and comprehensible to NP, UNFPA, and partner NGOs.

  5. Validate the PAR results through validation workshops involving government and non-government stakeholders, to ensure accuracy and add context to the PAR results.

  6. Upon completion of the validation workshops, produce a digestible report which includes analysis and recommendations, to be published and presented to stakeholders.

Timelines

At the onset of the service, the project team from NP and UNFPA will set an inception meeting with the Consultant to go over deliverables and measurable outcomes and/or inputs. An inception report will be submitted by the Consultant based on this meeting which will include the PAR approach, framework of analysis, Key PAR questions matrix, sampling approach and methods, data collection tools, validation (data quality assurance), data analysis plan(showing how each question will be analyzed from the data collected), roles and responsibilities, timeline with detailed calendar of key activities and milestones and associated levels of effort of each of the research team members.

The assignment will run for 1.5 months. The selected service provider will be expected to cover all logistics and transportation costs. NP will cover the costs of the validation workshops as a separate activity. These are the proposed activities within the given timeframe:

  1. WEEK 1: Submission of Inception Report which includes detailed work plan, methodologies, tools and geographic scope

  2. WEEK 4: Submit preliminary draft report on the results of the PAR

  3. WEEK 5: Lead and facilitate 3 validation workshops (1 per province) with key stakeholders on the results of the PAR

  4. WEEK 6: Submit the final validated report on the PAR results

  5. WEEK 6: Lead a presentation on the results to NP, UNFPA and partner NGOs

Deliverables and Payment

In line with the tasks and assignments stipulated above, the release of fees will be in tranches, each tied to the specific deliverable as shown below.

Deliverable #1: Submit Inception Report including PAR approach, framework of analysis, Key PAR questions matrix, sampling approach and methods, data collection tools, validation (data quality assurance), data analysis plan(showing how each question will be analyzed from the data collected), roles and responsibilities, timeline with detailed calendar of key activities and milestones and associated levels of effort of each of the research team members.

Payment: 30% upon submission and approval of the deliverable

Target date: Week 1

Deliverable #2 : Submit a preliminary draft report of the results of the PAR; Lead and facilitate three validation workshops with key stakeholders on the results of the PAR

Payment: 40% upon submission and approval of the deliverable

Target date: Week 4

Deliverable #3: Submission of the final validated report on the PAR results with a presentation of the results to NP, UNFPA and partner NGOs

Payment: 30% upon submission and approval of the deliverable

Target date: Week 6

Skills and Experience

The Consultant, must have the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in research or similar field
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of research methodologies and processes.
  • Proven track record in technical writing and producing knowledge products;
  • Skilled experience developing and administering quantitative and qualitative research protocols
  • With relevant working experience in BARMM.
  • Attention to detail and exceptional written, verbal and communication skills
  • Proven ability to manage highly confidential and sensitive information through a protection lens.

Submission of Requirements

  • Consultant profile including one (1) document of past achievements
  • Technical Proposal
  • Current CV of the consultant

SPECIAL NOTICE

Nonviolent Peaceforce is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff at all levels. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position. However, all qualified applicants regardless of their gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, or age, will be considered for this opportunity.

Nonviolent Peaceforce acknowledges the duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of employees, contractors, volunteers, interns, beneficiaries and other stakeholders and is committed to ensuring safeguarding practice reflects statutory responsibilities, government guidance and complies with best practice in the Humanitarian and Development sector.

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