Organization: Human Appeal
Impact Research Report into Enhancing Livelihood Resilience and Food Security for Conflict-Affected Populations in Ninewa – Iraq
Enhancing access to temporary employment opportunities for conflict-affected households (HHs) through conditional Cash-for-Work (CfW), and enhancing food security and sustainable livelihoods through the construction and rehabilitation of community agriculture assets including greenhouses and irrigation systems in Mosul and Rabia.
Mosul and Rabia, Ninewa, Iraq
Enhancing Livelihood Resilience and Food Security for Conflict-Affected Populations in Ninewa
Impact of WFP Enhancing Livelihood Resilience and Food Security
Mosul and Rabia, Ninewa Governorate
Deputy Country Director, Iraq
Food Security Livelihoods Department
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Human Appeal (HA) is a humanitarian, non-governmental and non-profit organization that works in 25 countries around the world since 1991. Since 2016 HA has set up an office in Iraq. HA is an INGO that provides emergency aid and services to people affected by the conflict in Iraq. HA works in a variety of sectors, which include; Education, Protection, Food Security and Livelihoods, WASH, Shelter and others.
Human Appeal (HA) is operating as a partner of WFP to enhance livelihood resilience and food security for conflict-affected populations in Ninewa Governorate.
The project aims to rehabilitate and protect community assets, including construction and rehabilitation of greenhouses on government land, and rehabilitation of irrigation channels and canals. HA aims to improve food security for vulnerable farming HHs through training and provision of inputs for sustainable production of food produce in greenhouses with a possibility of enhancing their income by selling the surplus.
The Human Appeal Iraq Office is commissioning research of the project activities in Mosul and Rabia to assess the performance of programmes operations and associated interventions for the purposes of accountability and programme strengthening. The main objective of this research is to critically assess results, impact accountability, implementation arrangements, and management of the project activities and links with local government and stakeholders so that the lessons derived could be used in future FSL projects in partnership with the Directorate of Agriculture (DoA). Another objective of the evaluation is to assess to what extent the assistance was delivered and utilized in safe, accountable and dignified conditions.
The purpose of the research is to critically and objectively review the programme and its implementing environment, including capacity development activities, assess whether targeted beneficiaries are receiving services as expected, assess whether the project is on track in meeting its stated goals and objectives, review the results frameworks and assumptions, document initial lessons learned, and discuss necessary modifications or corrections that may be necessary to effectively and efficiently meet the stated goals and objectives.
The primary objective of the project research will be to assess impact on:
· The percentage of beneficiaries relying on negative coping strategies
· Livelihoods and income
· Female empowerment (where appropriate)
The secondary objectives of the research will to determine the extent to which the following occurred:
· Beneficiaries are given long-term sustainable livelihoods opportunities through the provision of greenhouses and inputs
· Agricultural production is initiated or accelerated through the provision of seeds and the rehabilitation of irrigation channels in Mosul
· Agricultural production is initiated or accelerated through the rehabilitation of irrigation canals in Rabia
· Beneficiaries are engaged in cash for work activities
· Jobs/livelihoods opportunities are created (both directly and indirectly)
· Impact on the macroeconomics of project locations
Finally, the research will seek to identify challenges related to the project and recommend areas for improvement or lessons for the potential replication of the programme to other areas across Iraq.
The overall goal of the study is to allow Human Appeal and partners to obtain a deeper understanding on the following:
· The impact of the project activities on resilience (percentage of beneficiaries relying on negative coping strategies)
· To determine the impact of project activities on all stakeholders
The appraisal will employ quantitative and qualitative data collection methods conducted in parallel with each other. Quantitative data will be collected via a cross-sectional survey of a sub-sample of the beneficiaries. Qualitative data to be collected through focus group discussions (FGD) and Key Informant Interviews (KIIs) to provide an independent source of information to triangulate and support the quantitative findings. If the consultant wishes to make adjustments to the methodology, this should be clearly indicated and justified. The details of the survey design, sampling plan, data collection and analysis and presentation of the survey findings will be described in detail in the proposal submitted by the consultant.
The consultancy period will be for a period of 1-2 months. Applicants need to clearly breakdown this time-period into specific activities in a technical proposal. The specific activities under this study includes, but not limited to, desk review, planning, data collection, analysis, and report writing.
With proven experience conducting Food Security and Livelihoods research, interested candidates are requested to submit an expression of interest and proposal for the research project along with their CV. The proposal should indicate a timeline for the project and a budget. Successful applicants would be expected to provide two references and be able to take up the project in September 2018.
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All documentation related to the assignment shall remain the sole property of Human Appeal.
The application process should include the following documents:
· Application letter, covering previous experience and how it is relevant to the proposed assignment
· Technical proposal
· Detailed comprehensive budget covering specific cost related to assessment, i.e. consultancy fee and other associated costs
Application documents should be sent to this email address with subject title ” Research Consultant-WFP” firstname.lastname@example.org