Organization: Terre des hommes Foundation Child Relief
Terre des hommes (Tdh) Jordan delegation is seeking to contract an expert or a team of experts that display the human, ethical and technical capacities to develop a comprehensive M&E framework for the Theory of Change and contributing to the Country Strategy M&E framework.
I. Context and Background information
Created in 1960, the Foundation of Terre des hommes Lausanne (Tdh) mission is to defend and promote the rights of children, in humanitarian as well as development contexts. . Today, Terre des hommes Foundation is the largest non-governmental organization (NGO) for children’s aid in Switzerland. Tdh implements projects and programs in more than 30 countries, including Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt and Syria. Over the last fifty years, Terre des hommes has developed several programmes, in two core areas: healthcare and child protection. Every year, Tdh offers sustainable solutions and a better future for over one million children and their relatives by focusing on two levels:
- through field intervention worldwide for children, whereby projects are carried out under our own management or in partnership with local organizations;
- as an ambassador for children’s rights in Switzerland and throughout the world, through advocacy campaigns that promote the fundamental rights of children as contained in the Convention on the Rights of the Child adopted by the UN in 1989.
Tdh opened its delegation in Jordan in 2007 with the objective to implement programs both in Jordan and in Syria, initially in favour of Iraqi refugees. Tdh started a Juvenile Justice intervention in 2011 and a response towards the Syrian crisis in 2012 in the host communities in the Northern Governorates and 2013 in Emirati-Jordanian Refugee camp (EJC).
Tdh Jordan programming is focused on :
- Enhancing the well-being of the child and his family (through social assistance and social protection),
- Building the capacity of the national and local actors to ensure a protective child-friendly environment,
- Developing the child’s role in the community (Non-formal education, social cohesion, youth committees, community-based child protection committees).
Currently Tdh works with the Syrian refugees in the Emirates Jordanian camp (EJC), urban Syrian refugees and vulnerable host communities through several child focused interventions, covering geographical areas of Amman, Zarqa, Irbid, Mafraq and Jerash.
As of to-date Tdh Jordan has developed a Theory of Change (TOC) around enhancing the resilience of children, families, communities and protection systems, and finalized the country strategy 2018-2020. An elaborate process was adopted in developing this strategy, consisting of a situational analysis, SWOT, root cause analysis, theory of change and finalizing the strategy. The next step is to develop a global M&E framework for TOC and strategy, for the part that translates the ToC into a more operational framework. This will include indicators for monitoring the ToC which refers to a Mental Health and Psycho Social Services (MHPSS) conceptual framework used by Tdh, including a gender perspective, with a component being led by youth and children.
This conceptual framework includes 5 core pillars that support psychosocial wellbeing and build the resilience and the capacities of children, youth, families and communities to cope and overcome trauma and adverse situations:
- Safety, security and emotional well-being: Safety from threat, ability to exert control over the situation and avoid danger, a predictable environment, respect for human rights.
- Relationships and networks: The integrity of interpersonal bonds and wider social supports, integration, sense of belonging, social cohesion.
- Justice/ social rights: Sense of justice, equal access to economic opportunities, ability to address human rights violations, social stability, good governance.
- Roles and identities: Established roles within family and society. Employment. Fitting in. Participation. Sense of mastery over life.
- Future / hope / purpose and meaning: Ability to hold a coherent narrative that allows individuals to make sense of their lives. Sense of continuity of life. Maintain systems of belief and meaning.
Tdh Jordan will employ a resilience-based approach in all interventions delivered under this strategy. Resilience is defined as “the capacity of girls, boys, families, communities and systems to anticipate, cope, adapt and transform in the face of shocks and stresses”. This approach enables Tdh to be agile in responding to the needs of the vulnerable children and youth, combined with a response that fosters long-term development in Jordan through addressing the root causes of the vulnerabilities and of the existing power imbalances. Children, youth, families and communities, institutions and systems will be empowered to transform themselves to overcome risks and build stronger capacities to prevent and adequately respond to future risks and crisis.
Tdh is committed to ensure that Linking Relief, Rehabilitation and Development (LRRD) guiding principles prevail in all interventions. These principles include: acting promptly and with flexibility by assessing and responding effectively to the constantly changing context; fostering a culture of organizational openness to learning and risk taking through putting in place effective monitoring and evaluation systems and practices, engaging staff in critical reflection and learning processes and engaging in a dialogue with the beneficiaries; and effectively working with local partners and local institutions.
Gender is an integral component of the current strategy and will be mainstreamed into all elements of Tdh program & policy implementation. Therefore the M&E framework too will ensure that gender is factored when developing indicators, designing tools, sampling, timing of interventions, identifying locations, methods of consultation and participation, content, training approaches, data collection, analysis, content development and dissemination.
Children and youth between the ages of 0 – 24 are the primary target group of Tdh programming in Jordan. The strategy intends to empower vulnerable girls and boys to act as agents of change in their respective communities and societies. To make this a reality, Tdh wants to develop a component of the ToC M&E framework to be led by youth and children.
II. Objective and deliverables of the assignment
The purpose of the assignment is to develop a comprehensive M&E framework that would enable Tdh Jordan delegation to track effectively outcomes, progress and impact related to the Theory of Change (see annex 1) and the related part of the Country Strategy (see annex 2, strategies 1 to 9). The framework should refer to and use the MPHSS conceptual framework in relation to resilience. This M&E framework should be gender sensitive, and include a component to be led by youth and children.
An integrated part should be the development of a toolkit, including process, steps and tools that enable children and young people to lead and engage substantially in the M&E framework development and implementation.
The comprehensive M&E framework:
- Will refer to the MHPSS framework proposed by TDH as a reference for understanding resilience as a dynamic process and as a result;
- Will build on the link between the ToC and the Country Strategy, and strengthen this relationship further;
- Will include indicators, and outline the methods, tools, competencies and responsibilities required to measure the set indicators;
- Will validate key assumptions outlined in the theory of change;
- Will represent well the concepts of gender, resilience, do-no-harm, and participation;
- Will include a component that is fully child and youth led;
The child led M&E framework :
- Will be developed together with children and young people engaged in the existing Tdh Jordan projects;
- Will be part of the comprehensive M&E framework of the TOC on resilience developed by Tdh Jordan delegation ;
- Will include indicators and outline the process, methodology and tools for ensuring children are supported to lead on the development and implementation of specific M&E components of the ToC ;
- Will include a training package for children and young people to roll out the specific child-led M&E components
- Will be accompanied with the detailed guide for the use of technical and frontline staff on how to support young people to lead on M&E activities and to facilitate the measurement of these KPI’s.
Finally, the consultants will finalize the overall M&E framework for the ToC (including the child led component) and conduct a webinar to key delegation and HQ staff on the final product.
The consultant or group of consultants should develop process and tools together with a group of children and young people. Therefore the consultants should be experts and have experience in child participation as well as in involving children in M&E work.
III. Key deliverables
- A comprehensive M&E framework for Tdh Jordan ToC and the programmatic part of the (and contributing to the Country Strategy M&E) outlining the Key performance indicators, measurement methods, instruments, and responsibilities required to measure the indicators;
- Facilitate an integral component of the M&E framework, that is child led in terms of developing the process, methodologies, and tools of engaging with children and young people, trainings package, and ensure these are well documented and final versions are available;
IV. Modalities and Timeline
The proposed general timeframe for this assignment is between September to December 2018 for the ToC M&E framework and until March 2019 to finalise the child led M&E component.
A precise timeframe is to be proposed by the consultant or the team of consultants, together with a detailed methodology and proposed budget.
V. Requirements for the expert
The expert or the team of experts should meet the following conditions, qualifications and experience:
- Expertise in developing theory of change for NGOs and/or UN Organizations, Resilience based approaches, Mental health and Psychosocial well-being conceptual frameworks, and Child participatory methods;
- Specialized in the field of M&E and previous experience developing M&E frameworks for Theory of Change (ToC) processes , including developing child led M&E frameworks;
- Strong conceptual and analytical thinking
- Practical, structured and organized
- Excellent writing skills
- Excellent knowledge of English; Arabic would be a strong asset (a translator shall be provided if needed).
VI. Application procedure
The application should contain the following information:
- CV of the expert or group of experts
- Company profile (if applicable)
- Cover letter
- Example of relevant work
- Proposed methodology outline for the two components (M&E framework and child-led M&E component)
- Timeline and confirmation of availability on the set periods of time
- Financial plan for the consultancy including number of days needed for the completion of the two components of the work.
VII. Ethical considerations
The consultant/consulting agency must sign the Terre des hommes Child Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct and be willing to adhere to its principles and expected practices. If a breach of the policy or code of conduct takes place the consultancy will be terminated immediately without any financial burden on Tdh.
VIII. Disclaimer on copyright, data protection
All documents, project designs, drawings, data and information shall be treated as confidential and shall not without the written approval of Tdh be made available to any third party. In addition, the consultant(s) formally undertakes not to disclose any parts of the confidential information and shall not, without the written approval of Tdh be made available to any third party. The utilization of the report is solely at the decision and discretion of Tdh. All the documents containing both raw data/materials provided by Tdh and final report, both soft and hard copies are to be returned to Tdh upon completion of the assignment. All documentation and reports written as, and as a result of the research or otherwise related to it, shall remain the property of Tdh. No part of the report shall be reproduced except with the prior, expressed and specific written permission of Tdh. The expert or the team of experts will work under the leadership of the Quality & Accountability (Q&A) department of Tdh Jordan delegation with the support of the Q&A department in Headquarters, with the technical support of the Transversal Protection Sector in Headquarters and of the Middle East North Africa zone.
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The interested applicants should submit the complete application – Please refer to the application procedure – to the human resources department at the e-mail: email@example.com naming the application email title (TOC/NAME OF APPLICANT) no later than (Wednesday / September 26th, 2018)