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Jordan: Project Cycle Management Consultancy Service

Deadline for application: 
08 Jun 2019
Organisation: 
Terre des hommes Foundation Child Relief
Job type: 
Consultancy

Regional Project

“Protection of the most vulnerable children affected by the Syrian crisis in Lebanon and Jordan.”

(Jordan and Lebanon)

May 2019

I. Presentation of Terre des hommes (Tdh)

Created in 1960, the Foundation of Terre des hommes Lausanne (Tdh) mission is to come to the aid of children in need. It always endeavours to defend the rights of children, in times of war and natural disasters, or in less publicized situations of distress, regardless of their race, creed or political affiliation. Today, Terre des hommes Foundation is the largest non-governmental organization (NGO) for children’s aid in Switzerland. Besides, Tdh has development projects and emergency relief programs in more than 45 countries, including Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt and Syria. Tdh develops and implements field projects to allow a better daily life for over three million children and their relatives, particularly in the domains of health care, protection against exploitation, abuse, trafficking and violence. This engagement is financed by individual and institutional donations. Over the last fifty years, Terre des hommes has developed 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:

• providing direct aid worldwide for children in need, 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 campaigns that promote the fundamental rights of children or that denounce violation of these rights, those contained in the Convention on the Rights of the Child adopted by the UN in 1989.

Tdh Jordan was established in 2007 in response to the Iraqi refugee crisis. Since then the Migration program has evolved into responding to various emergencies that have afflicted the country at different periods in time, including the Syrian refugee crisis. In 2013 the organization established an Access to Justice program, focused on protecting the rights of children in conflict with the law aiming to orient the justice stakeholders towards a more child friendly and protective juvenile system. Currently the Tdh-L 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.

Tdh Lebanon is operating since 1977. In 2006, Tdh opened an office in Tyr to respond to the humanitarian needs from the 33-day war between Israel and Lebanon. Since then, the Migration program has evolved to respond to various emergencies affecting the country, including the Syrian refugee crisis. In 2017, Tdh established an Access to Justice program which focuses on protecting the rights of boys and girls in conflict and in contact with the law. Currently the Tdh-L implements a Child Protection (CP) program supporting the Palestinian, Syrian and Lebanese communities, covering geographical areas of Beirut, Tripoli, Baalbek, Zahle, Saida and Tyr. The objective is to ensure that vulnerable children are protected from violence, including gender-based violence, abuse, exploitation and neglect through an equitable access to CP services.

II. Context information

The ongoing conflict in Syria has led to the displacement of millions of people, many of whom fled across the borders into Jordan and Lebanon. Both countries currently host 1’661’473 refugees representing 32% of the total number of refugees from Syria, 53% of them being children and 51.5% of them being women (UNHCR 2017). In Lebanon, 71% of the refugee community is considered to live below the extreme poverty line (UNHCR, 2017 Quarter 1) while in Jordan 93% of Syrian refugees living outside the camps are living below the poverty line (3RP Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan 2017-2018). More than half of the refugee population is aged below 18 years in both countries, and approximately one third of the population affected by Syria crisis are young people between the ages of 10 and 24. UNHCR reports that 671.148 Syrian refugees are registered in Jordan (December 2018), though there are estimates that at least 1,3 million Syrians (UNHCR 2017) are living in the country. Syrian refugee children and young people live both within camps and outside of camps and are presently the most vulnerable group in the country, at greater risk of child labour and exploitation, forced or coerced marriage and violence and abuse. Access to services such as health, education or shelter is more and more challenging. Host communities are also getting pressure from this situation, as it affects their daily life as well as their access to public services. The impact of the Syrian refugee crisis on the welfare of vulnerable Jordanian children and young people has been widely documented. It ranges from increased pressure on schools and hospitals, increased competition for jobs and natural resources (mainly water), to cultural clashes as well.

III. Presentation of the Regional Project

The overall objective of the project is that in line with the already implemented projects in Lebanon and Jordan (LCRP and JRP), vulnerable boys and girls from Syrian refugees and host communities are protected from violence, exploitation, abuse and neglect through equitable access to quality child protection services.

The project is based on a three-pronged approach : through a country-specific focus, Tdh provides (1) a response to the most dire child protection need of the refugee and host communities through addressing child protection violations by case management and referral to specialized services, (2) a prevention of the child protection risks by reducing vulnerabilities through access to information, structured psychosocial support (PSS) and community-based child protection, (3) builds capacity for local partners and communities, where national child protection system are reinforced by the training of child protection and non-child protection actors. A specific focus is done on negative coping mechanisms developed by the families, such as child labour and early marriage, in order to sensitize the families on these issues and try to find with them alternative solutions.

The outcomes of the project are:

  • 5,250 (3,800 in Jordan, 1,450 in Lebanon) of the most vulnerable children from Syrian refugees and host communities have access to PSS and life skills including referral services.

  • 8,310 community members (4,800 in Jordan, 3,510 in Lebanon) are sensitized around child protection concerns to mitigate risks faced by children within their communities.

  • 194 persons (134 in Jordan, 60 in Lebanon) from 2 Jordanian community-based organizations, one Lebanese non-governmental organization and the community have the capacity to respond locally to increased child protection needs.

IV. Objective of the Project cycle Mangemnt Training

The overall aim is to train Tdh’s partners (Community Based Organizations), staff/ volunteers on a project cycle management. The aim of the training is to enhance the understanding and develop the skills of the trainees in the project cycle management, by applying participatory approaches as an implementation approach to ensure the community is given enough space in the phases of the project cycle. This training blends theoretical with practical experience in project cycle management and based on the experience on local and national level through which staff will acquire skills to manage the project through community participation.

The training aims to provide participants with a complete set of competencies, techniques, tools and good practices for managing all project life-cycle phases: project identification, preparation, implementation/monitoring and evaluation.

Scope of the training: This training has both theoretical and practical learning where the staffs will actively participate and share their experience and knowledge among themselves. However, the focus will be given to the following elements:

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES:

By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

a) Describe the project cycle, and key activities to be undertaken at each stage.

b) State the relationships between the phases and deliverables of the project life cycle.

c) Explain the major roles and responsibilities of the project manager throughout the project life cycle with specific reference to “triple constraints”.

d) Define role of the log frame in project monitoring & evaluation.

e) Explain the process for community engagement.

f) Discuss the role & importance of indicators for project preparation, implementation & evaluation.

g) Formulate project indicators in log frame format.

h) Link information needs to level of management within a progress reporting system.

i) Select and use tools to improve management of projects.

V. Key Activities / Tasks

Proposed activities include (but not limited to)

a) Pre training quiz of trainees in advance of the training: Names and contacts of participants with their profiles will be availed to the trainer in advance. The trainer will design a pre training quiz questionnaire and analysis it via a survey.

b) Preparation of the training course – to be informed from the results of pre-training quiz: Based on the results of the survey, the trainer will tailor and prepare training package for the PCM trainees.

c) Development of PCM Training Manual – to be shared with the L&D and Q&A Dep.

d) Methodologies preferred: Skills training – seminar presentations, case studies, demonstration sessions, team building exercises and group activities, etc.: The PCM course to be conducted in the field over a period of 5 days.

e) Post training quiz – immediately at the end of the training: To evaluate the progress and the level of knowledge acquired.

f) Participants will also be required to develop individual action plans on how they wish to apply the knowledge and skills gained – Trainer to provide the action plan template.

g) Training Evaluation form to be developed and prepared by Tdh Jordan. To assess the training effectiveness.

h) Award of certificates to trainees: A Certificate of Participation shall be awarded to participants who will have successfully attended the training.

i) Submission and acceptance of Final Training report.

VI. Expected Outputs

The consultant is expected to deliver the following outputs at the end of the training:

· Course material including detailed course content, participant workbooks, and learning aids.

· Proceedings of the training -This report will detail the topics presented, the staff discussions, issues and challenges and recommendations from the participants.

· An after-training action plan to help participants practice skills and knowledge gained and to improve their engagement with the community.

Tdh Responsibilities:

Will provide list of the trainees to the consultant, keep monitoring the progress of the training, provide venue and refreshment for the participants of the training. Tdh will assign acknowledgeable officer to work with the consultant who shall provide feedback to the consultant on any issue that may need his/her attention.

VII. Duration

The actual training activity is estimated to last 5 days, excluding preparation and travel days. The proposed dates for the training are 15th to 30th of June 2019 in Irbid/Jordan .

VIII. Qualification Requirements

The consultant must be fluent in Arabic language and have preferably both practical and academic (MA and/ or equivalent qualification in Social Science specially Development Studies, Project Management, Business and Administration, or similar qualification). Proof of hands-on experience in Project Cycle Management training, community driven development approach, non-profit organizations and knowledge Jordan.

Preference is for offers which demonstrate practical oriented training techniques and course content rather than theory and hypothesis.

IX. Terms and Conditions

The consultant will be required to follow Tdh’s country procedures and contractual obligations.

How to apply:

I. Application Process

Interested applicants who meet the required conditions are invited to submit an expression of interest including financial and technical proposal outlining training methodology, training content and work plan. In the financial proposal the applicants are expected to include consultancy service fee, Tdh could provide transportation if needed to the trainings venue but will not provide any accommodation fees for the consultant . CV and supporting documents of the applicants should also be submitted along with the proposal.

sent to email address:

reham.alhallaq@tdh.ch & wadia.safia@tdh.ch

“Training on PCM Tdh Partners “ in the subject line, no later than 8TH of June 2019 email without subject of “Training on PCM Tdh Partners “ will not be consider .

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