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SIDA BASELINE SURVEY CONSULTANCY

South Sudan (South Sudan)

  • Organization: Oxfam
  • Location: South Sudan (South Sudan)
  • Grade: Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Statistics
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development Goals
  • Closing Date: 2021-09-20

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Oxfam in South Sudan

Oxfam GB is an international non-governmental organisation working with others to alleviate poverty and injustice and has been working in South Sudan since 1983.Oxfam’s Programmatic Strategy concentrates on Saving Lives, Resilient Livelihoods, Advancing Gender Justice and Good Governance and Active Citizenship through full spectrum platform that includes humanitarian response, recovery and resilience, long term development and policy and advocacy. Oxfam currently operates in Eight area field offices across South Sudan including in Jonglei State, Unity State, Upper Nile State, Western Bahr El Ghazal State, Lakes State, Central Equatoria State, Eastern Equatoria State, and Upper Nile State.

Background:

In June 2021, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) approved an Oxfam proposal titled “Building resilience through gender and conflict sensitive approaches to education, skills development and sustainable livelihoods in South Sudan”. The project aims to improve resilience through gender and conflict sensitive education and skill-based solutions for sustainable livelihoods among the target girls, boys, women, and men. This will be done through

  1. Ensuring that conflict-affected adolescents, youth, women and men have improved knowledge and skills through safe, quality and gender responsive education and skills development and

  2. Strengthening inclusive participation and gender responsive local leadership to ensure resilient education systems and sustainable livelihoods. The project’s outcome, output and target groups benefiting from the project are presented under Annex I.

The project is going to be implemented in Juba, Rumbek and Pibor over a period of July 2021 to May 2025. The programme is funded through Sida and with a total budget of 10,428,419 USD.

Oxfam IBIS is the project’s Cooperation Partner and contract holder (management and financial). Oxfam South Sudan is the responsible Implementing Partner in coordination with local partners (including with others to be identified): The National Education Coalition (NEC), Serving and Learning Together (SALT) in Pibor, Disabled Association for Rehabilitation and Development (DARD) in Rumbek and Young Women Christian Association (YWCA) in Juba.

Oxfam South Sudan Programme is looking for a Consultancy firm/individual to conduct a SIDA baseline Survey.

Purpose of the consultancy

The purpose of the baseline is to clearly identify, articulate, and document the existing situation/ context of the people and communities that the project targets to work with from the onset. The products of the assessment will further provide the benchmarks on which any changes resulting from the interventions and achievements could be measured. The outcome will also inform any modifications in the result framework but also changes that may be made in the course of project implementation in order to realise optimum results.

Oxfam will:

  • Provide all key background documents on the project (Project Appraisal Document, special studies conducted by the project, background information on the project area, reports from participatory M&E studies, etc.).
  • Will cover the cost of in country flight cost and local travel for data collection

  • Facilitate the data collection in the field location and Juba through organizing meetings with the interviewees

  • Will cover the cost of translators and enumerators related to the data collection

Who we are looking for?

Experience:

The person specification and team composition should:

  • Be familiar with the resilience building and education program in South Sudan and specifically in the response areas.
  • Previous experience in conducting baseline studies; in quantitative and qualitative research methods and social science research
  • Background in international development or displaced populations/ humanitarian work in South Sudan
  • Knowledge of Juba, Pibor and Rumbek contexts in South Sudan
  • Experience of working in multicultural contexts
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent planning and prioritization skills
  • Proven ability to adapt the research plan to challenges and opportunities emerging during the research.
  • Proven ability to multitask and work under tight deadlines

The consultant should:

· Agree with Oxfam team (management, technical leads and MEAL team) on the methodology of the baseline survey.

· Lead on the baseline survey process and outputs

· Draft, pilot and finalize different data collection tools

· Collect and analysis data

· Submit the draft baseline survey report to Oxfam

· Submit the final baseline survey report after incorporating comments and inputs from Oxfam and partners.

· Cover all the costs related to the data collection, analysis and report write up (except costs that are mentioned below and covered by Oxfam)

For more details on the role see the attached Terms of Reference;

If you believe you fit the profile, please submit your application and CV detailing your experience for the post and including daytime telephone contacts and three referees, preferably your current or previous line managers.

The deadline for submitting applications is 20 September 2021.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Interested Applicants should also send soft copies of their CVs, Cover letter and tentative proposal (With a timeline and a tentative budget) to JubaQuotations@oxfam.org.uk and copy hrsouthsudan@oxfam.org.uk

NB: Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Oxfam is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those that are suitable to work within our values are recruited to work for us.

This post is subject to a range of screening checks.

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