Cash and Livelihoods Assessment Consultant
Multiple locations (Multiple locations)
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is one of the world’s leading humanitarian relief and development organizations. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people survive, recover and regain control over their lives. Working in more than 40 countries, the IRC is helping to restore hope and opportunity to millions of people. The IRC has been one of the largest providers of aid in Libya since 2016. The IRC continues to provide lifesaving support to vulnerable Libyans and migrants in hard-to-reach areas.
SCOPE OF WORK
IRC Libya is seeking a Consultant to conduct a Cash and Livelihood assessment within Libya, which is meant to build IRC Libya’s understanding of potential programming opportunities, existing actors and potential donors. Priority areas of analysis include, but are not limited to, Tripoli, Misrata, Sirte, Bani Walid, Tawergha.
The Consultant will work closely with the IRC Economic Recovery and Development Advisors, in collaboration with the Deputy Director for Programs based in Tunis.
The tasks listed below are not entirely sequential and may be carried out simultaneously with one another. Specifically, it will be important for the consultant to begin analyzing the competition and partners immediately.
- External Stakeholder Analysis:Building off IRC’s existing efforts, the consultant is responsible for pulling together information on all relevant national or international actors currently focused on livelihoods, economic recovery, and CVA work in Libya.The consultant is expected to conduct interviews with various key stakeholders (INGOs, IOM, UNDP, UNHCR, Cash WG, Livelihoods WG) and compile, synthesize and analyze information. This should include:
Internal Stakeholder Analysis: In addition to speaking with external actors, the consultant is also responsible for pulling together key information from within IRC Libya country program to map out entry points for livelihoods and CVA interventions within IRC’s existing sectors / programs. The consultant will research if and how other sectors envision CVA could support their sectoral outcomes, and opportunities for collaboration with new livelihoods / cash programming. The consultant is expected to conduct interviews with various internal stakeholders, including Deputy Director of Programs, Country Director, Technical Coordinators and Program Managers.
- Competition & Partnerships: The consultant will also be responsible for identifying potential partners (international and national, NGO and private sector) and analyzing the pros and cons for each.The consultant will discuss potential roles for partners and work with the Deputy Director of Programs and Technical Advisor.
- Resource Mapping: The consultant will also be responsible for conducting desk research to identify potential sources of revenue for the IRC to launch economic recovery and development programming in Libya, including through the use of Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA). If possible, the consultant will conduct key informant interviews with key donors, including UNDP, UNHCR, DfID, EUTF, etc.
- Stakeholder/competitor analysis: map actors / projects working on cash and livelihoods programs in Libya including technical program design
- Assessment report with key findings, challenges, opportunities, and recommendations: Programming, partners, geographical, cross-sectoral integration, entry points
- Assessment tools, raw assessment data (i.e. meeting notes), key contacts