Consultancy for Capacity Development and updating the Planni...
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Individual National or Consulting Services
Consultancy for Capacity Development and updating the Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation system
Project: Strengthening a Gender-Responsive Environment in Rural Development and Cooperative Sector
Project Duration: 2019 - 2022
Established in 1981, The Palestinian Working Woman Society for Development (PWWSD) is a non-governmental women’s, mass, developmental, and learning human rights organization that contributes to developing feminist struggle within national, social, and developmental dimensions. The organization believes that liberating women is connected directly with ending the occupation and establishing a full Palestinian democratic sovereign civil state. PWWSD is active all over West Bank including East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip and is an active member in several local, regional, and global networks and coalitions.
The Palestinian Working Woman Society for Development (PWWSD) aims for a free and democratic Palestinian society based on gender equality, respect for human rights and social justice. The organization promotes women empowerment, women’s participation in the national struggle against the occupation, women’s contribution to the development processes, the entitlement of woman to political, economic and civic rights, women’s access to justice and their right to a life free of violence.
About the Project
In October 2019, the Palestinian Working Woman Society for Development (PWWSD) was selected by We Effect to serve as the Feminist Expert Organization to support strengthening gender mainstreaming approaches in policies, strategies and programs within its program titled “Equality First”. The latter aims to strengthen civil society actors in rural development and gender equality in Palestine.
The project “Strengthening a Gender-Responsive Environment in Rural Development and Cooperative Sector” is implemented in close partnership with the Economic and Social Development Centre of Palestine (ESDC), The Applied Research Institute – Jerusalem (ARIJ), the Union of Agricultural Work Committees (UAWC), the Land Research Centre (LRC), and the Palestinian Agricultural Cooperative Union (PACU). The overall objective of the project is to contribute to strengthening a gender equal environment for women’s access to land and productive resources through improving their livelihood conditions and active opportunities in development processes. Our aim is to create an advanced gender mainstreaming system within partner organizations that reflect different models, mind-sets, values and purpose in rural and cooperatives development.
General Description and Purpose of the Research Paper
PWWSD seeks to procure the services of an external PM&E Expert/Consultant to update its planning, monitoring and evaluation system, and to increase the capacities of the staff in planning, monitoring and evaluation and the use of the system. Through this process, PWWSD intends to improve its Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation and reporting system.
The overall objective of this assignment is to strengthen the result-based program management through capacity enhancement of PWWSD team in PME. The consultant will facilitate a two-day training workshop for staff and management on best practices in applying PME principles and processes at the strategic and program/projects levels. The consultant is expected to guide PWWSD in reviewing its organizational reporting system and monitoring tools. He/She will also review, update and provide technical inputs in PWWSD M&E/database system.
Duties and Responsibilities
The consultant will undertake the following tasks:
Review the existing PM&E tools and Database system at PWWSD.
Review the types of projects/thematic areas at PWWSD.
Deliver a two-day training workshop on Monitoring and Evaluation systems/tools/processes, as well as introduce log-frames that align with the work of PWWSD. The workshop shall include approaches to develop theories of change.
Provide technical support on the practical application and usage of statistical software.
Provide recommendations on how PWWSD Board of Directors can undertake M&E to monitor the achievement of PWWSD’s strategic objectives and strategic plan.
- Update the Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation system of PWWSD.
- Conduct training sessions on:
- Log frames and theories of change.
- The practical application and usage of statistical software/database
- Application and use of the PM&E System.
The Individual Consultant is required to:
- Maintain an open and frequent communication with PWWSD.
- Inception report of less than 5 pages, including the methodology to be applied and a review of PWWSD’s Strategies, Operational Plans and Reports
- Update the PM&E System, in a timely manner (by end of December 2020).
- Copy of the presentations held on the trainings.
- Develop and submit the monitoring and reporting tools to be adopted by PWWSD
- Deliver a two-day training workshop to PWWSD program and development team
- The maximum duration for the consultancy services is 18 working days from signing date of the consultancy contract and for a period of six months.
- University degree (MSc or equivalent) in a relevant discipline (Project Management, Monitoring and Evaluation, social sciences, Development studies, Economics).
- Five years of professional experience in developing and training programs in relevant fields (Project design, monitoring and evaluation).
- Previous experience in participatory consultation and facilitation approaches.
- In depth knowledge of development organizations.
- Proficiency in English and Arabic with excellent report writing and communication skills.
- Background information on gender-based violence and the Palestinian context.
How to Apply
Interested consultants are required to prepare and submit the following:
Interested Individual Consultants are requested to send the above package to [email protected], with the subject line: Consultancy for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation system.
Deadline for Submission
Interested consulting firms are requested to submit their offers by 17 September, 2020