(ToRs) to Conduct a Baseline Survey on USAID-Funded Dufatanye Urumuri (Light) Project to International Alert Rwanda Office
Jobs at:International Alert
Deadline of this Job:
11 June 2021
Date Posted: Friday, June 04, 2021 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed
Terms of Reference (ToRs) to Conduct a Baseline Survey on USAID-Funded Dufatanye Urumuri (Light) Project to International Alert Rwanda Office
Dufatanye Urumuri (Light) Project is a three-year (April 2021-April 2024) intervention funded by USAID and building upon previous as well as current work led by International Alert on reconciliation and social cohesion in Rwanda. International Alert partners with the National Association of Professional Trauma Counsellors (ARCT-Ruhuka), a Rwandan civil society organization to implement the project. We will also work closely with the National Unity and Reconciliation Commission for greater ownership and sustainability. The proposed intervention will support the inclusive reconciliation process in Rwanda through trauma healing, inclusive dialogue, joint responses to conflict drivers and advocacy for policy guidelines. The implementation will reach 399,450 direct beneficiaries and approximately 2,000,000 indirect beneficiaries in the three years.
Project Goal: To improve social cohesion by strengthening inclusive reconciliation process in Rwanda.
Specific Objective: To improve reconciliation efforts in Rwanda through healing of historical wounds and facilitation of open and inclusive dialogue on contemporary sensitive issues in communities, secondary and high schools, universities, and civil society forums in 30 districts as well as at the national level.
The Specific Objective will be attained through the achievement of the following three Outcomes:
1. Historical wounds, including intergenerational trauma, are healed.
2. Capacities and self-confidence of key actors including local leaders, teachers, FBOs leaders are reinforced to critically dialogue on key conflict drivers.
3. Information generated from this intervention is used to influence high level decision-making regarding reconciliation.
The change anticipated under the Urumuri Project is better understanding of everyone’s role in reconciliation as stated in the Reconciliation implementation Policy. This will improve the reconciliation process in Rwanda and maximize its impact on Rwandans’ lives. Using a combination of dialogue, media involvement, joint economic activities and psycho-social rehabilitation, the project will bring together representatives from groups who have different experiences of conflict to build deep-rooted mutual trust and understanding and develop joint mechanisms for continued building of this trust. The project will also support government structures to provide a framework conducive to supporting social cohesion and the reconciliation process. The project will adopt a gender relational approach in which the power dynamics that serve as obstacles for certain groups – particularly poorer women, women-headed households, women from historically marginalized families and widows – in making their voices heard within the reconciliation process and those dynamics that could be leveraged to bring greater women’s empowerment.
Alert will use a people-to-people peacebuilding approach to bring diverse groups together, strengthen their capacities to critically analyze reconciliation challenges and support them in in contributing to government policy improvement. We will do this by providing space for interaction with authorities and promoting local voices at the policy level.
2. Objectives of the assignment
The overall objective of the consultancy is to conduct “a baseline survey for Dufatanye Urumuri (Light) Project across 30 districts of the country.
Specifically, the baseline survey is designed to achieve the following objectives:
• To examine the status of project indicators based on logframe and Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Plan before the implementation starts off;
• To update the context around current priorities to promote reconciliation with reference to the latest 2020 Rwanda Reconciliation Barometer;
• To draw out contemporary challenges of reconciliation and propose way forward in times of Covid-19 pandemic in 30 districts across the country;
• To check with district officials and key actors on scoping the sectors of interventions (1 sector is expected to cover the implementation within each of 30 districts) as well as beneficiaries of the project with gender and conflict sensitivity lenses.
3. Key expected deliverables
• An inception report describing methods and techniques to use for the baseline survey, work calendar and profile of the key employees. Note, the consultant will be responsible for transportation, accommodation and subsistence during the times of duty. Hence, s/he will include the cost of those key items within the financial proposal;
• A comprehensive detailed baseline methodology which will be approved by International Alert’s staff before the data collection starts;
• Well-designed peacebuilding and conflict transformation specific tools for data collection and analysis;
• Final baseline report after addressing International Alert’s comments.
4. Desired qualification and competencies
Interested individual consultants and/or consultancy firms should have the following qualifications and competencies.
• The Lead consultant should hold at least a Master’s degree in one of the following academic background including Peace Studies & Conflict Transformation, Genocide Studies, Sociology, Reconciliation, Development Studies and/or Psychology with more than 5 years of working experience in peacebuilding and conflict transformation in post-genocide settings;
• Proven experience in conducting peacebuilding and conflict transformation related project baselines;
• The lead consultant must demonstrate proven experience in program cycle management in the areas of social cohesion, gender and conflict sensitivity, societal healing in the context of post-genocide, livelihoods for peace and policy influence around peacebuilding and reconciliation in Rwanda;
• The Lead consultant should demonstrate strong experience in undertaking comprehensive conflict analysis amidst Covid-19 period;
• At least 2 certificates of successful completion of previous consultancies in similar assignments;
• The Consultant must demonstrate the capacity to design and implement robust peacebuilding and conflict transformation research tools at household level, district level and national level in Rwanda;
• Strong experiences in using data analysis software and statistical advanced data analysis and visualization techniques and methods;
• Proven work experience with Government institutions and other key actors within peacebuilding and conflict transformation sector;
• Excellent command of English, both spoken and written. Knowledge of French and Kinyarwanda will be added value;
• Create and effectively maintain good working relationships between International Alert staff and the baseline survey team.
5. Criteria of selection
The selection will mainly be based on the following elements:
• Understanding of the baseline terms of reference;
• The relevance of the proposed approach and methodology
• Qualification and experience of the team in carrying out similar work.
• Working calendar and
• Financial proposal
6. Work duration
• The assignment including report validation shall be completed within the period of 45 days’ calendar, from the date of contract signing.
Work Hours: 8
Experience in Months: 60
Level of Education: Professional Certificate
Job application procedure
7. How to apply?
Interested candidates are required to submit the following documents:
• A technical proposal should outline an indicative methodology for data collection, analysis and reporting, work schedule and timeline, and delivery dates and proofs of previous similar work experience, detailed CVs of the consultant or team members in case the consultancy firm applies; and an application letter including contact information of references.
• Certificate of tax clearance provided by Rwanda Revenue Authority;
• A financial proposal (Financial bids) quoted in Rwandan Francs (RWF).
The applications and expressions of interest should be submitted electronically in English on Rwanda@international-alert.org not later than 11/06/ 2021 at 5:00 pm local time.
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