Consultant - Mapping of Local Civil Society Organizations and Private Sector Actors
Jobs at:International Rescue Committee
Deadline of this Job:
28 April 2022
Date Posted: Saturday, April 16, 2022 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed
Requisition ID: req27025
Job Title: Consultant - Mapping of Local Civil Society Organizations and Private Sector Actors
Employment Category: Consultant
Employment Type: Full-Time
Open to Expatriates: No
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflicts and disasters to survive, recover, and gain control of their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC works with people forced to flee from war, conflict and disaster and the host communities which support them, as well as those who remain within their homes and communities.
Our vision statement in IRC Uganda:
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Uganda is a lead responder to humanitarian and development needs of refugees and host communities through quality, client-centered, inclusive, and integrated health, livelihoods, protection, and education services that promote sustainability, resilience, peaceful co-existence, and partnerships.
Our presence in Uganda:
Programs are implemented in five sectors which are: Health; Economic Recovery and Development; Protection and Rule of Law; and Education in West Nile (Bidi Bidi, Imvepi and Rhino settlements); Lamwo district in Palabek settlement and host communities; Kyegegwa district in Kyaka II settlement and host communities; Kiryandongo district in Kiryandongo settlement and host communities; Kampala in refugee communities and host communities; and Karamoja.
Our Strategy Action Plan (2022-2024):
As the entire global organization, the IRC launched Strategy100, a strategic action plan that provides a north star for our programs, our research, and our voice. The IRC in Uganda joined this initiative by developing our customized action plan to achieve the vision in partnership with the people we serve and the local communities in which we work. As part of our strategy, we aim to increase our local partnerships by developing strategic partnerships, particularly with women-led or focused organizations, and our continued support to the government, and increase advocacy efforts.
Our Partnership Ambition in Uganda:
The partnership ambition recognizes that civil society, government, and private sector actors closest to crisis are the main agents of response and recovery with sustainable outcomes for impact and scale. Our commitment to being a feminist and anti-racist organization, as well as our Grand Bargain commitment and sector standards, also require a ‘partner first’ approach. IRC’s humanitarian and development assistance program in Uganda is in partnerships with local actors in all sectors. It includes health, women’s protection and empowerment, economic recovery and development, education, and protection and rule of law.
The Strategy Action Plan (SAP) 2022 -2024 for Uganda prioritizes building strategic partnerships locally and provides an opportunity to significantly expand the quantity and continue to improve the quality of our partnerships. Currently, there are 17 partners (5 International NGOs and 12 local NGOs) implementing programs in different settlements and host communities including collaboration with local government. During the SAP period, we plan to increasingly engage a network of relevant stakeholders to support local service delivery, collaborate with line ministries and local governments, achieve 10% program modality of service delivery via local partnerships, and provide mini grants to partners.
Scope of the assignment:
Under the SAP mandate, the selected consultant will be asked to develop a detailed mapping and assessment of all refugee response actors at local and national levels, who are our current partners and could be our strategic partners in the future, and non -refugee response actors to natural disasters in Karamoja sub region including:
•Private Sector Actors
The mapping will contribute to IRC Uganda’s key program design priorities to ensure sustainability of our programming by building local partners’ capacity, tapping into their expertise (e.g., advocacy and contextual knowledge), and co-delivering impact across our sectors.
The consultancy will conduct a comprehensive mapping for our current and potential partners, that will include women-led or women-focused, refugee-led, and disability-focused organizations, to understand their strengths and weaknesses, identify areas of support and collaboration, and clarify roles and responsibilities. Based on the assessment results, we hope to actively engage relevant partners in co-designing and co-implementing projects, learn from partners and continuously improve our own capacities to better support them.
The consultancy will ensure that the mapped partners implement programs in the development context, the settlements and host communities where the vulnerable refugees live or are engaged in influencing national level policies and practices. The assignment shall present to the IRC the strengths of these organizations as well as opportunities for partnership.
Objective of the Assignment:
The overall objective:
Identify and assess at least 50 relevant CSOs, RLOs and Private sector actors operating throughout the country where IRC works & plans to expand. The organizations must be registered and recognized by the Uganda National Bureau of NGOs.
The CSOs to be mapped must be working in the humanitarian and development fields focusing on health, livelihoods, education, protection and rule of law, women’s protection, and empowerment, and/or peacebuilding. The mapping should include Uganda organizations but must ensure to include CSOs working with the refugee constituencies or with other marginalized identities or nationalities and the private sector.
The objectives of this assignment are:
1)To map out and document the local CSOs and private sector that implement programs in the selected settlements and host communities, specifically those with programs focusing on the five sectors of IRC. The mapping exercise will particularly cover the following areas:
• a)Identify local CSOs including women led or focused, disability focused and inclusion to increase sustainability in refugee response, client reach and community acceptance.
• b)Identify the local CSOs by diverse categories that include national level influencing of government policies and refugee rights.
• c)As much as possible identify the networks or coalitions of the organizations championing rights of refugees, marginalized groups, and vulnerable host communities, whether they are organized at the grassroots or national level.
• d)Current and past programs of the identified local CSOs that are aligned with IRC’s strategic objectives.
• e)Geographical coverage of the organization’s programs, thematic areas, address, and key contact persons.
• f)Contacts of the organizations, networks, and years of existence.
• g) Describe the organization in terms of how they define themselves and their internal structures.
• h) Determine whom the organization represents, their constituencies and how they define their legitimacy.
• Assess the relevancy of the organization in the current country specific context.
• j)Assess the organizations’ capacity to influence and have voice and network with other local actors.
• k) Identify ways in which IRC could work with the Organization based on the strength and gaps.
• An inception report with methodology, which details how the assignment will be undertaken including the tools for data collection, which shall be approved by IRC before use.
• A detailed work plan that presents the proposed activities and milestones.
• The consultant will present an implementation calendar.
• A draft report of the mapping for review by IRC.
• PowerPoint presentation to IRC and a report of the feedback given during the session.
• A final report that incorporates input from IRC and presents the process, summary of the findings and detailed list of the local CSOs that includes women led or women focused organisations, disability Organisations and private sector identified by categories in annexes.
• Preliminary list of CSOs and other relevant stakeholders to be interviewed agreed with Partnership coordinator and Program coordinator for quality and learning
• Preliminary mapping for discussion and input from Partnership Coordinator and Program coordinator for quality and learning.
• Protocol with methodology and templates for mapping of CSOs.
• Mapping database of CSOs with their details and contacts.
This assignment will be conducted by a team of researchers or a firm with who must possess the
• At least a master’s degree in social sciences, Gender, Development Studies or Economics and 5 years demonstrated experience in social research in urban context, settlements, and host communities for the lead.
• At least a minimum of Bachelors’ Degree in relevant academic areas for the Research Assistants.
• Good understanding of local CSOs in Uganda including their networks and their influence in national and lower-level government systems.
• Experience in data collection or research
• Excellent communication skills.
• Good writing, analytical and synthesis skills.
• Familiarity with implementing NGOs is preferred.
Conversant with application of cross cutting themes like gender mainstreaming, diversity, inclusion, and participatory development.
• h)Quality analysis, presentation, and ability to meet deadlines.
• i)Good organizational skills.
How to Apply
Qualified consultants or firms should submit their expressions of interest in no more than 5 Pages to IRC covering the following areas:
a)Understanding or interpretation of the assignment.
b)Relevant skills in delivering similar assignments and including as annexes relevant summarized CVs of the team proposed which should be no more than three pages for each CV.
c)Previous experience in undertaking similar work (annex two reports done in the past five years).
d)Summary of the proposed methodology including the work plan.
e)Financial proposal with daily costs and total cost for the assignment.
f)Contacts of 3 professional organizations that have recently contracted the consultant(s) or firm to carry out similar assignments.
IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
Please note, deadline for submission is April 28th, 2022.
Work Hours: 8
Experience in Months: 60
Level of Education: Postgraduate Degree
Job application procedure
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