Lebanon

Individual Consultant Opportunity - Monitoring & Evaluation of JPF Funded Project in Lebanon

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1. Background

Japan Platform (JPF) is an international aid organization which offers the humanitarian and emergency assistances to refugees, IDPs and communities in the countries and regions affected by man-made and natural disasters. JPF conducts such aid through a tripartite cooperation system where NGOs, business communities, and the Government of Japan work in close cooperation, based on equal partnership, and making the most of the respective sectors' characteristics and resources.

JPF serves as an intermediary support organization providing various types of assistance to member NGOs in Japan to deliver quick and comprehensive aid on their own. JPF has supported aid activities of 43 member NGOs, each with its own set of diverse strengths. It has delivered humanitarian assistance to 50 nations and regions about 1,800 projects, with a total financial contribution of 72 billion yen. JPF has built a strong reputation based on trust by promoting cooperation among private sectors and NGOs and by accurately reporting all of its activities.

In line with its mandate and responsibility, JPF conducts monitoring and evaluation activities, project site visits to review progress towards achieved results as per the key performance indicators of the projects, identify and document lessonslearned including human interest stories and the contribution of JPF to the development of the programmes/projects for NGO partners. JPF contracts individual consultants to be part of the JPF Project Evaluation Team to have expertise on sector specific subjects, in depth understanding on the local context and to receive support on logistics and security related issues.

2. Purpose and schedule of assignments

The Consultant expected to conduct field visit to the project implementation locations to;

  • verify that the project funds are being used according to the project proposal;
  • to verify that the humanitarian principles and standards are respected;
  • to understand the beneficiary satisfaction;
  • to analyze the impact of the project with the available data;
  • to provide technical assistance, guidance, and advisory service to NGOs with aims to improve project implementation.

Project field visits in Lebanon, are scheduled to be conducted as below which might be subject to change according to project progress. It is planned to have daily trips to project locations from Beirut.

  • Project A: 23-24-25 February 2022
  • Project B: 28 February – 1-2 March 2022

Allocation of consultancy days for each project;

  • Field Visit Preparations: 2 Days
  • Field Visit: 3 Days
  • Report Writing and Debriefing: 2 Days

3. Key Responsibilities:

The field visits will be based on a desk review, direct observation of project activities and conducting household visits, key informant interviews and focus group discussions with stakeholders, including but not limited to; project beneficiaries, representatives of implementing partners of member NGOs, relevant cluster, UN and government agency representatives.

Specific responsibilities are:

  • Assisting JPF M&E Officer for planning, development, coordinating and implementation project evaluation activities in Lebanon.
  • Setting the Project Specific Household (HH) Visit, Focus Group Discussion (FGD) and Key Informant Interviews (KII) targets and objectives together with JPF M&E Officer in line with the project proposal, country context, humanitarian standards and principles.
  • Developing project specific questionnaires/checklist for HH Visit, FGD and KII, site visit and meeting with NGO.
  • Conducting targeted number of HH Visits (min. 5), FGDs (min. 2), KIIs (min. 3) and site visits to the project locations together with JPF M&E Officer.
  • Analyzing the data collected during the field visit and preparing the draft project evaluation report
  • Preparing and conducting a debriefing meeting to share findings with the member NGO and JPF.

4. Skills, Experience and Knowledge:

  • Knowledge, awareness and demonstrated commitment to JPF’s values and vision.
  • Minimum 5 years previous development or humanitarian work experience on M&E, focusing on one of the humanitarian sectors
  • Knowledge and understanding of humanitarian standards (e.g. CHS, Sphere and INEE)
  • Bachelor or master’s degree in relevant subject.
  • High level of computer literacy and excellent working knowledge of databases.
  • Ability to prioritize own workload, work independently, be pro-active and innovative and work to deadlines.
  • Good interpersonal and team skills and proven ability to be flexible in demanding situations.
  • Experience of working with/for NGO, INGOs and/or UN agencies
  • Fluency in Arabic and English.
  • Residing in Lebanon

How to apply

This consultancy is open to the individuals who are already residing in Lebanon. Candidates who meet the required qualifications and experience are invited to apply until 17:00 pm on 23rd of January 2022 by submitting their updated CV with references and motivation letter including a daily proposed consultancy fee to;

procurement@japanplatform.org

Candidates who are successful with their application will be called for an online interview to demonstrate their motivation, skills and experiences.