National Expert/ Strategic and LED Plan for KM Cluster
Background of Country Programme and Expected Results
VNG is implementing Area C Resilience Development Initiative (ARD) project. The project is funded by the European Union and aims at enhancing Palestinian Local Authorities contribution to governance and development process in Area “C” as a pre-condition to more equitable open and democratic society.
More specifically, the Area “C” Resilience Development initiative (ARD) Project aims at strengthening the institutional and operational capacities of the Palestinian Local Authority Association (APLA) and enables APLA to better advocate for and lobby on issues related to Area C on behalf of its members (Local Authorities) LAs. In addition, improve the capacity of Khalet Al Maya Villages council (The council is located in Hebron Governorate nine kilometres south of Hebron and four kilometres west of Yatta) in providing services, in promoting local economic development and in contributing to the territorial development integration through two main streams of support:
Stream 1: Strengthen the institutional and operational capacities of APLA: The project supports the Re-activation and institutional development of APLA as an umbrella for providing technical, advocacy, and policy support to LAs in general and in Area C in particular.
Stream 2: Supporting Khalet Al Maya Villages Council in Area C: The project aims to tackle the challenges that face Palestinian communities in Area C through strengthening the Association of Palestinian Local Authorities (APLA), and supporting a cluster of 7 local authorities in Area C include: weak institutional capacity and systems; inadequate financial resources; limited access to land and natural resources; weak planning and service delivery capacity; and unavailability of unified, and capable voice to advocate for LAs rights and priorities in Area C.
Background of the pilot project and expected results
In recent years, Area C has emerged as a key priority for the PA as well as to the international partners and donors operating in Palestine (including the EU).
This demonstrates the importance of supporting LAs in Area C, as they are the most effective and direct vehicles for improving service delivery and economic opportunities for communities living in that Area, in which our project is specifically focus on Khalet Al Maya Villages Council.
Since planning is key to the development of the area, the project will support the Cluster to develop strategic plan and LED plan that is based on a Territorial approach to Local Development (TALD). The plans will be developed in a participatory and collective way that takes into consideration the specific conditions, needs, and potential of the various communities in the cluster. The planning exercise will be fully coordinated with the MoLG, Enabel and other partners working in the cluster and will benefit from the tools and manuals developed by MDLF.
Aims of the Assignment
The key objective of this assignment is to develop Mid-term Strategic Plan and LED Plan for Khalet Al Maya Cluster Villages. More specifically, the aims are:
Activities to be performed
The scope and focus of the assignment is to provide technical, strategic and facilitation support to enable the development of Khalet Al Maya Cluster Villages Midterm Strategic Plan and LED Plan, the following four steps are required as a basis for development process.
Step One: Prepare
Step Two: Review, Assess and Analyze
Step Three: Define/ Draft a Midterm Strategic Plan and LED Plan
Step Four: Accept/Approve – Finalizing, endorsing and disseminating the strategic plan and LED plan
Outputs (expected deliverables)
The expert should deliver:
Routing of the reporting occurs according to the following guidelines:
1. The expert will work in close collaboration with the ARD Project Manager to ensure alignment of the activities.
2. The expert will ensure that a proper level of information prior to, during and after the activity is provided to the project manager.
3. The expert will report directly to the ARD Project Manager at VNGi office in Ramallah.
جميع الحقوق محفوظة لموقع جوبس.
The consultant should have the following minimum qualifications:
University degree in a relevant field of discipline.
Approximate number of working days and planning
The allocated level of effort to perform the aforementioned activities is Twelve (12) working days in total.
Period of the assignment
The assignment will be implemented during the period starts on
20 September 2020 to 20 November 2020.
Place of the assignment
The consultant may work onsite or offsite, depending on the requirements of the assignment.
Contact details of Project coordinator
Individual consultants are required to submit their technical and financial offer by COB Sunday, 13 September 2020.
NB: The financial offer must contain the daily rate.
Applications to be sent to: