CARE Nederland is looking for a consultant:
Training workshop on the Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability (CHS)
The Dutch Relief Alliance (DRA) is a consortium alliance of sixteen Dutch International Non-Governmental Organizations (INGOs), launched in April 2015 and active since December 2014. The DRA was established to ensure effective and efficient spending of a new funding mechanism for emergency response announced to the Dutch public by the Netherlands Minister for Trade and Development in November 2014.
- Programme Description
The Horn of Africa Joint Response (HoA JR) was launched in April 2018, as a six-month acute crisis response to a slow-onset climate-related emergency in Ethiopia and Somalia, and is currently implemented by seven DRA Member Organizations, namely CARE Nederland (lead agency), Dorcas, ICCO&Kerk in Actie/ACT Alliance, SOS Kinderdorpen, Save the Children, World Vision and ZOA.
- Grant Bargain Commitments – Localisation
Committed to increased collaboration and innovation, the Grand Bargain commitments are at the core of all DRA activities – allowing for humanitarian responses with increased impact. The HoA JR supports thelocalisationagenda through several activities, in particular through the allocation of a joint budget with the main aim to increase role of local organisations (NGOs and CSOs), by strengthening their internal emergency response systems, improving the quality of response, fostering collaboration and accessing funding, among others.
As a quality management system, the Core Humanitarian Standard for Quality and Accountability (CHS) would be a good foundation for the selected organizations in improving humanitarian response capacity. The idea is to use the nine CHS commitments and its accompanying guidance notes and indicators as the framework and then inject the appropriate practical tools or materials to guide organisations to enhance or improve specific aspects of their organizational systems and humanitarian programs.
To this end, CARE Nederland is seeking to engage a consultant or a consultancy firm to undertake the development and provision of a three-day comprehensive training workshops on the Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from 17- 19 October 2018.
- Purpose of the training workshop:
The training will use the Core Humanitarian Standard as a framework to support local organisations in establishing internal emergency response systems, improving the quality of response, fostering collaboration and accessing funding. More specifically, the training workshop aims to:
- Introduce selected staff of Implementing Partners (IPs) and other national responders to the CHS,
- Train selected IP staff and national responders on the practical application of CHS commitments in the specific context of Ethiopia;
- Bring agency and implementing partner staff together to develop joint approaches to improving quality and accountability in humanitarian response.
- Main learning expected outcomes:
- In-depth understanding of the nine commitments of the CHS and how these commitments contribute to the delivery of a quality humanitarian response;
- Ability to execute the CHS self-assessment and to develop an improvement plan.
- Sharing good practices, opportunities and challenges of implementing CHS approaches in the context of Horn of Africa.
- Scope of work and deliverables:
- Develop a course or a workshop module (preferably 2-3 days) as per course content described in the TOR;
- Organise and conduct training workshop;
- Obtain feedback from the participants at the end of the training workshop, and suggest further capacity building plans to be developed based on the feedback.
- Submit a training report according to the specifications given within 5 from the date of completion of the training workshop.
- Timeframe and deadlines:
The training workshop is expected to take place in either Jigjiga or Addis Ababa in Ethiopia from 17th– 19th October 2018. The contract duration is for 10 working days, which includes workshop content development, facilitation, report writing and travel days.
- Requirement for experience and qualifications:
- Minimum 3 years of work experience in related field work;
- Experience of work with local communities;
- Participatory work;
- Proof of successful accomplishment of the contract with the similar nature, minimum of three reference contacts;
- Demonstrated knowledge and experience in conducting and developing training modules/curriculum, training materials etc.
- Demonstrated experiences and skills in facilitating stakeholder/working group consultations and training;
- Relevant regional and international experience will be an added advantage.
- Excellent writing, editing, and oral communication skills in English.
5. Application submission guidelines:
A. Technical Proposal:
While submitting the Technical Proposal, the Applicant shall, in particular, ensure to attach the following:
- Profile of the consultant (max 1 page) explaining why they are the most suitable for the work.
- Relevant Experience (max 2 pages).
- Detailed methodology and conceptual framework with expected deliverables and timelines, man days required (3-5 pages).
- Recent CV.
B. Financial Proposal:
The financial proposal shall specify a total lump sum amount (including a breakdown of costs for fee in EUR, travel, and number of working days). Payments will be made in instalments based upon key outputs, i.e. upon delivery of the services specified in the TOR.
- 30% on signing the contract and submission of a blueprint including work-plan and methodology for the assignment (in English).
- 70% on completion of training workshop and workshop report.
Submission deadline:October 8th, 2018.
Interested eligible applicants may submit their proposal electronically (only technical and financial proposal) through the following link: