Designing SOPs for Multi purpose cash for Protection Consultation / NWS 187 views

Terms of Reference (TOR) : https://drive.google.com/open?id=1emJA-Iq57ejeIukFaVf-cpo0Yw1EBNsV

Multi-purpose Cash for Protection SOPs

June 2019

  1. GLOSSARY. 2
  2. TERMS OF REFERENCE (ToR). 2
  3. BACKGROUND.. 2
  4. OBJECTIVE AND SCOPE OF THE WORK. 3
  5. OUTPUTS/EXPECTED DELIVERABLES. 3
  6. DURATION OF THE CONTRACT. 3
  7. METHODOLOGY. 4
  8. DUTY STATION.. 4
  9. REQUIRED EXPERTISE AND QUALIFICATION.. 4
  10. PAYMENT MODALITIES. 5
  11. APPLICATION PROCEDURE. 5
  12. EVALUATION CRITERIA. 6

1. GLOSSARY

CV

Curriculum vitae

FGDs

Focus Group Discussions

KIIs

Key Informant Interviews

PC

Protection cluster

GBV SC

Gender Based Violence Sub-Cluster

CP SC

Child protection Sub-Cluster

ToR

Term of Reference

UN

United Nations

WVI

World Vision International

2. TERMS OF REFERENCE (ToR)

Job Title

Individual Consultancy – Development of Multi-purpose Cash for Protection SOPs

Category

Protection and Cash

Duty Station

Amman, Jordan

Type of contract

Individual Contract

Expected starting date:

Immediately

Duration of assignment:

60 working days

3. BACKGROUND

As the conflict in Syria continues, the majority of humanitarian assistance is in-kind aid. However, over the past decade a transition has occurred and cash-based approaches, including both conditional and unconditional cash-transfers and voucher programs, are becoming increasingly common. The cash-based response within Syria to date is small when compared to in-kind assistance and geographic coverage has been somewhat limited. In light of the significant challenges to providing assistance in Syria, there is a need to shift the programming focus towards sourcing assistance from within Syria rather than importing in-kind assistance. Provision of in-kind aid has been subject to security and logistical constraints, which challenges the assumption that it is the most secure and reliable modality in the Syrian context. While the majority of assistance to date has been delivered in-kind, there is widespread interest in expanding the use of cash-based approaches, which has been piloted by a number of agencies. To this point, the most significant challenge in implementing cash for protection interventions in Syria is the lack of a functional electronic bank system or regulated cash transfer system for movement of funds into the country; currently some agencies use informal “value transfer” or hawala networks to transfer funds, which poses legal and other concerns and might expose beneficiaries to harm ad exploitation.

The Multipurpose cash approach recognizes that people affected by crisis are not passive recipients of aid who sorts their needs by sector and by visibility. Most of the needs assessment conducted have missed and will continue to miss the most vulnerable who don’t have the access to humanitarian aid workers for mobility issues and lack of awareness on available services which makes the provision of direct assistance (whether cash or in-kind) limited to populations visible to assessment teams, the results of which, makes it very difficult to decide on prioritizing the most in need. When people are not able to meet priority needs, they engage in negative coping mechanisms to increase their income or reduce their expenditures, such as taking on dangerous or illegal work or taking children out of school. Globally, multipurpose cash approach is the only aid modality designed to offer people affected by crisis a maximum degree of flexibility, dignity and efficiency commensurate with their diverse needs.

Through this consultancy, WVI will explore multipurpose cash as a modality of assistance for protection interventions that reduce the risks faced by the most vulnerable and marginalized groups. The flexibility, the choice and dignity of this modality offers beneficiaries the ability to prioritise the most immediate needs of their households. This work will also examine whether cash transfers can be a viable form of assistance to address evolving vulnerabilities that are complex, unforeseen and intangible, and often fall outside of the standard humanitarian response.

4. OBJECTIVE AND SCOPE OF THE WORK

The main objectives and scope of this research work are to:

  1. Examine whether cash can be used as a viable modality for responding to complex, unforeseen, intangible vulnerabilities of the most vulnerable, marginalized groups that may have fallen outside of the formal humanitarian response coverage. This research will look into the following questions, among others:

A) Are there vulnerable individuals/households missed out from an emergency response?

B) Who are these individuals, their profiles, gender, age, ability, status…etc

C) Why are such individuals/households missed out?

D) Can cash be a feasible modality to respond to the needs of such individuals/households?

  1. Explore the feasibility, risks, capacities, needs, beneficiary preferences and best practices of multi-purpose cash for protection interventions, with the aim of informing future protection assistance design and delivery strategies in Syria.

5. OUTPUTS/EXPECTED DELIVERABLES

Under the supervision of WVI protection adviser and in close collaboration with the Child protection sub cluster coordinator, the consultant will:

· Deliverable 1: Conduct a comprehensive vulnerability analysis for each sector, showing the distribution of all vulnerability indicators and disaggregating by sex, family size and location in NW Syria.

· Deliverable 2: Conduct a base-line assessment of multipurpose cash for protection programming, including looking at the risks, capacities, needs, beneficiaries’ preferences, best practices available (with a focus on GBV case management). This will be done through desk review and consultation with Protection Cluster and GBV SC members in Gazinatep and in NW Syria

· Deliverable 3: Develop a contextualize vulnerability assessment frame-work to create a shared and consistent profile of vulnerability for vulnerable Syrians in NWS Syria, which enables monitoring of changes in vulnerability over time, in order to target assistance in a more efficient and equitable manner based on the application of common criteria

· Deliverable 4: Develop operational guidance for multipurpose cash for protection

· Deliverable 5: Two-day debriefing workshop, in Amman and Turkey.

6. DURATION OF THE CONTRACT

The consultancy is expected to take 60 working days

N

TASK

DURATION

1

Inception meeting

1 DAY

2

Desk review

5 DAYS

3

Consultation in person in Gaziantep through FGDs and KIIs in person and remotely

7 DAYS

4

Conduct a base-line assessment of multipurpose cash for protection

10 DAYS

5

Develop a contextualize vulnerability assessment frame-work

10 DAYS

6

Develop operational guidance for multipurpose cash for protection

14 DAYS

7

Debrief workshop

3 DAYS

TOTAL

50

7. METHODOLOGY

The consultant will strictly follow the work plan and the time schedule agreed with WV’s Protection adviser:

· An appropriate methodology will have to be determined by the consultant in consultations with WVI’s Protection Adviser

· The consultant will work in close collaboration with PC, GBV SC, and CP SC

· The consultant will undertake collection of all the required data/information from various sources, including UN, INGOs, NGOs and Local Authorities

· WVI Protection Adviser shall facilitate collection of the data/information with required introductions and contact with focal person(s) wherever required

· The consultant will facilitate in presentations and coordination of the stakeholder workshops/consultations organized as per the agreed work schedule.

8. DUTY STATION

The assignment is field based. The duty station of the work is Amman/ Jordan with some travel (20 days) to Gaziantep (Turkey) required. WVI Syria will provide an office space and internet for the consultants.

9. REQUIRED EXPERTISE AND QUALIFICATION

· Postgraduate or other advanced university degree (at least M. Sc. or equivalent) in the area of Economics, Finance, Business Administration, social work, sciences or any other relevant domain.

· At least 7 years of professional experience in multi-purpose cash for protection, livelihood with sound experience in inclusive protection programming.

· Deep understanding of cash transfer programming in a humanitarian setting

· Experience of working and collaborating with stakeholders including clusters, INGOs and NGOs;

· Previous experience in Syria or in the Middle East

Language requirement:

· Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English;

· Working knowledge of Arabic will be an added advantage.

10. PAYMENT MODALITIES

· The consultations fees available for this project will include travels, transportation, logistics and accommodation fees identified by the consultant, translation fees and report writing and revision based on feedback received. A detailed budget breakdown needs to be submitted by the consultant.

· Payment will be split as per the deliverables (ie 40% for the first two, 40% after submission of the 3rd and 4thdeliverables and 10% after the training).

11. APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Qualified and interested candidates are hereby requested to apply. The application should submit:

· A technical proposal which indicates how the consultant is going to undertake the activities highlighted in the ToR, indicative budget with initial indication of other costs and timeframe required

· A capacity statement detailing the consultant´s ability to deliver a quality evaluation report within the given timeframe, including an overview of relevant work and technical experience

· At least 2 samples of previous relevant works undertaken

· Contact details for 2 references for similar assignments done not more than 2 years ago

· CVs of the key personnel on the consultancy team

· A financial budget with explanations about the line items

· Any appendices the consultant sees as relevant to the application.

12. EVALUATION CRITERIA

The expert will be evaluated against a combination of technical and financial criteria (combined scoring method). Maximum score is 100% out of which technical criteria equals 70% and financial criteria equals 30%. The technical evaluation will include the following:

· Educational Background as requested: 15%

· Extensive expertise, knowledge, and experience in the field of protection and / or GB, inclusion in a humanitarian setting, remote capacity building: 30%

· Demonstrated experience and practical knowledge in working and collaborating with stakeholders including clusters; INGOs and NGOs: 10%

· Overall Methodology: 40%

· Fluency in English working knowledge 5%.

HOW TO APPLY:

World Vision is one of the world’s leading humanitarian development and advocacy organization and operates in nearly 100 countries worldwide.

World Vision (WV) is inviting potential consultation firms, which are all strong and highly regarded within the industry to participate in and submit the following as a response for Comprehensive Gender and Age Analysis

1- Full technical proposal

2- Full financial proposal based on deliverable

To review the full TOR please use the below link:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1emJA-Iq57ejeIukFaVf-cpo0Yw1EBNsV

  • Interested consultants should submit their proposals to the following email: [email protected] as per below instructions:

Subject of the email must be exactly in the following format:

RFT 855745- Designing SOPs for Multi purpose cash for Protection Consultation / NWS

  • If you wish to apply for this tender, please specify that you saw it on vacanciesinturkey.com

Deadline for submitting the proposal: 15 July 2019

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