DCA is looking for a firm/Consutlant to evlauate its EU funded project, ‘‘The Future is Equal – Empowerment of women in Upper Nile State’’.
DanChurchAid (DCA) is a decentralised Danish NGO, which primarily works with both local and international NGO partners, and it is a strong member of international networks/alliances including churches. DCA’s headquarter is in Copenhagen and has offices in 16 countries worldwide but supports projects/programmes in at least 25 countries. It seeks to assist the most marginalised populations through its four thematic programme types in South Sudan, namely, Active Citizenship, Right to Food, Humanitarian Response and Humanitarian Mine Action (HMA). Advocacy, right based approach (RBA), Nexus and Gender are its added value strategies in all interventions to address DCA global goals of Save Lives, Build Resilience and Fight Extreme inequality.
DCA works with local communities and is increasingly involved in building the capacity of partners, communities, and local government institutions as well as its own staff. DCA’s South Sudan regional office is based in Juba and implements programmed through its partners in Jonglei, Upper Nile, Eastern Equatorial, Unity and Central Equatorial states.
1.2 Background for Consultancy
This term of reference for the consultancy outlines the terms of engagement for an independent consultant/firm to develop and carry out a project baseline and end line survey, conduct the data analysis, and reporting for the two surveys. The TOR is broken down into 2 annexes for the different assignment to be carried out by the consultant namely, baseline and end of project evaluation.
1.3 Introduction of the Project
The Future is Equal – Empowerment of women in Upper Nile State is funded by the European Union, and throughout this project DCA and its local partner AADO will implement an integrated approach to promote women’s economic, political, and social empowerment at the local level in Ulang and Longechuk counties in Upper Nile State in the Northeast of South Sudan. The selected locations are among the most volatile areas of South Sudan, with specific challenges related to high rates of human rights violations and gender-based violence (GBV), including rape. Women and girls are the primary stakeholders of the action and will take on a leading role in the implementation and design of the action, taking charge of their lives and claiming equal rights, with continuous support through the proposed action. Men and boys will be engaged significantly, especially through the Engaging Men in Accountable Practices (EMAP) approach to facilitate attitude change towards women and girls. The engagement of influential stakeholders will further increase ownership of the change in attitudes and result in a significant reduction of use of harmful traditional practices. In addition, the action will aim to provide support to GBV service providers, including psychosocial support (PSS) providers, legal and paralegal service providers as well as medical facilities and actors providing clinical management of rape (CMR). Coupled with this are strengthened social support structures within the already existing social spaces in Village Savings and Loans Associations (VSLAs), producer groups and GBV committees, which will reduce the culture of silence around gender injustice and provide support for those affected. The action envisages the final beneficiaries and engaged stakeholders of the action as future shapers of attitudes, practices and behaviours of people, advancing gender equality using the structures established through this action. By continuing to address expressions of toxic masculinity like GBV and violence against women and girls (VAW/G) within the targeted communities and beyond and offering response services within the referral pathway, final beneficiaries will contribute to nurturing a culture of intolerance to gender inequality.
1.3.1 Project Goal:
The overall objective of the action focuses on empowering women and girls in South Sudan, specifically in Ulang and Longechuk Counties of Upper Nile State, who have been facing marginalisation and limitation as a result of a highly patriarchal and traditional society. This action will serve as a contribution to the promotion of women’s economic, political and social empowerment at the local level, with specific attention to those in the most vulnerable situations.
How to apply.
This is a two-stage process, interested consultants and or firms should submit expression of interest, CVs and cover letter briefly describing how they intend to carry out the work within the COVID-19 context. Only shortlisted consultants/firms will be requested to submit detailed proposals, budgets CVs and past experience of similar work. The expression of interest should be submitted via DCA’s online platform on the following link Consultant Needed for EU Project Evaluation (danchurchaid.org). The deadline for submission of expression of interest will be Friday the 12th of March 2021 at 1700hrs.
Please consult Annex 1 and 2 below for Detailed Terms of Reference for each assignment:
A detailed Project Intervention Logic will be shared with the successful consultant.
Also note, it is currently required for foreigners to be quarantined for 14 days upon arrival to South Sudan as a measure against the spread of COVID-19, and any costs related to this will be met by the consultant.***
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