Consulting Opportunity (LIFT Funded Project)

Yangon

Consulting Opportunity at World Vision International – Myanmar

World Vision International – Myanmar is looking for (1) National or International Consultant to;

“Support MEAL related activities for LIFT funded projects”

The purpose of the consultancy is to develop MEAL related documents for all existing LIFT funded projects managed by Chief of Party (CoP) - Financial Inclusion and Livelihood as well as for the CoP structure itself. The consultant will be assisted by WVM and VFM staff to develop the MEAL business case (program level), LIFT Bogale MEAL plan, LIFT Financial Inclusion and M&E staff recruitment. The consultant will be responsible for the quality and timeliness of the submission of requested documents and will be directly managed by the Programme Quality & Development Director.

Period of Consultancy: 1 June to 15 July 2016

Objectives

1) Develop a MEAL business case (program level), 2) Develop Bogale MEAL plan, including revised measurement plan, evidence and learning plan, MEAL plan, 3) Develop MEAL plan for financial inclusion, 4) Support recruitment of M&E officer

Background

World Vision Myanmar (WVM) received two grants from the Livelihoods and Food Security Trust Fund (LIFT). The first project; untitled “Growing Livelihoods in Bogale” planned for three years (September 2015 to December 2018) aims to improve the economic status, nutritional outcomes, and resilience of landless and vulnerable HHs in 30 villages in Bogale Township, Ayeyarwady Division. This is aligned with LIFT’s overall purpose of increasing livelihood resilience and nutrition of poor people in Myanmar, and Delta priorities of increasing economic opportunities for landless poor and addressing vulnerabilities. The second project untitled “Financial Inclusion in Upland” planned for 3 years (November 2015 to December 2018) aims to improve access to microfinance institution. This project will take place in 11 townships and will be implemented in partnership with Vision Fund Myanmar (VFM).

Another grant is anticipated to be funded by World Vision Australia in two townships in upland area. Project would start in July 2016 for duration of four to five years.

WVM is interested in demonstrating that joint programming of both support to livelihood and microfinance in parallel will lead to greater impact on targeted population. In order to facilitate the coordination of all activities, a CoP has been appointed to manage all projects and ensure synergies. This consultancy will provide supporting documents to clarify MEAL requirement at both project and CoP level. Recruitment of M&E staffs for these projects and structure will be supported if it takes place during the time of consultancy.

Deliverables

  1. MEAL business case (program level)

  2. Bogale MEAL plan, including revised measurement plan, evidence and learning plan, MEAL plan

  3. MEAL plan for financial inclusion

  4. Evaluation of M&E candidates (if recruitment happens during consultancy)

BACKGROUND AND EXPERIENCE OF CONSULTANT

· Minimum Bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline

· Minimum 7 year experience as M&E officer for livelihood and/or microfinance related

projects

· Experience with designing of M&E plan for large grants

· Experience with designing of M&E plan for large grants

· Working proficiency in English (report will need to be produced in English)

. Knowledge of LIFT projects will be considered as an asset g

Closing Date: 5pm of 27th May, 2016 - Myanmar Standard Time

Interested applicants should submit a proposal including consulting service cost with a resume/CV attached to Htee_Khu_Shi@wvi.org with subject line, “Support MEAL related activities for LIFT funded projects”. Submission deadline via email is 27th May, 2016, no late submission will be considered. in

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
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Or send your application directly to mailto:Htee_Khu_Shi@wvi.org.
  • Organization: World Vision
  • Location: Yangon
  • Grade: Mid/Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Nutrition
    • Management, Administration and Finance
    • Public Administration - Restructuring
  • Closing Date: 2016-05-27

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