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Process Review Consultancy for the Girls' Education Challenge Programme


Plan International UK strives to advance children’s rights and equality for girls all over the world. Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children. We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 75 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.

Plan International UK is committed to ensuring programmatic work is based on solid evidence and strong methodological approaches. As Plan International UK seeks to build its capacity, secure further funding and effectively manage consortium programmes, it is essential that lessons from the operational processes and systems used to implement these programmes are analysed and learned from for future similar work. We endeavor to draw on existing best practice, learning from its experience and sharing this with the development community. This is particularly pertinent as regards learning from existing large programmes; ensuring that systems, processes and in-house expertise is built to ensure effective management of complex contracts.

Therefore the Plan is seeking to recruit a consultant to conduct a Process Review on its Girls Education Challenge (GEC) Programme in Sierra Leone. The Consultant will ensure effective data collection and analysis from multiple relevant stakeholders. The purpose of this learning piece is to document key learnings, which we expect to be solution orientated and constructive to future programmatic work. The Process Review aims to address systems, challenges and opportunities within Plan International Sierra Leone and Plan International UK in regards to the GEC partnership to help inform the operation of similar programmes in the future, such as:

  • What is recommended to effectively manage future Consortium programmes?
  • What worked well at a consortium level?
  • What worked well with lead consortium member Plan International?
  • What could have worked better and how could it have worked better?

Person Specification**

  • An Evaluator, with demonstrable experience of leading complex process management and/or partnership evaluations;
  • Significant experience of guiding institutional learning;
  • A strong understanding and preferably direct experience of complex consortia programme/project management;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Strong analytical, presentation and report writing skills;
  • Able to produce good results under pressure and to tight deadlines;
  • Strategic thinking and effective communication - a proven track-record of assimilating and communicating complex information quickly;
  • Familiarity with Plan UK/ International, its programmes, and ways of working is preferable.

The deadline for applications is midnight on Wednesday 8th March 2017. Interviews will take place on Friday 10 March 2017.

Due to the nature of our work with children, we follow rigorous child protection policies and procedures in our recruitment process. As a result, some of our roles are subject to an Enhanced Disclosure by the Disclosure and Barring Service. A criminal record will not necessarily bar you from joining us as an employee or volunteer; this will depend on the circumstances of any offences.

The TOR for this consultancy opportunity can be downloaded here.

Please send the following documents to Jaspreet Hayre, by midnight on the 8th March 2017:

  • Resume
  • Covering letter - no more than 3 pages. Highlighting your experience, suggested approach, timeline for this consultancy and highlighting two previous examples of relevant work
  • Proposed detailed budget breakdown to cover all costs related to this evaluation

Recruitment is also undergoing for a consultant to conduct a Project Evaluation for the GEC Programme in Sierra Leone. If the applicant feels that they are able to conduct both, please specify this clearly on your application, and submit proposals for both. The TOR for the Project Evaluation consultancy can be found here.

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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  • Organization: Plan - UK
  • Location: Freetown
  • Grade: Mid/Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development
    • Education, Learning and Training
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development
    • Education, Learning and Training
  • Closing Date: 2017-03-08

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