Consultancy: Interim Assessment GBV PEF
Consultancy: Interim Assessment/Review of the Piloting Phase of the Gender-Based Violence Prevention Evaluation Framework (GBV PEF)
InterAction is the largest alliance of international nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in the U.S., with over 190 members working in every developing country. Members are large and small, faith-based and secular, with a focus on the world’s most poor and vulnerable populations. The U.S. public, foundations and governments support the work of our members who collectively invest and manage over $18 billion a year. InterAction’s own funds come from dues and generous grants from others, such as foundations, corporations and governments. Using its collective voice, InterAction seeks to shape important policy decisions as wide range of foreign assistance, relief, development, environmental and other issues that advance human dignity.
In 2019, with support from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), InterAction launched a two-year project to develop a results-based Gender-Based Violence Prevention Evaluation Framework (GBV PEF) to help organizations measure and evaluate the outcomes of their GBV prevention work in humanitarian contexts.
The GBV PEF was created in collaboration with 15 organizations, which provided invaluable input and expertise through intensive community-level engagement across six different contexts, including Afghanistan, South Sudan, Nigeria, DRC, Colombia, and Cox’s Bazar.
The GBV PEF is a set of guiding approaches aimed at helping practitioners make better decisions in their analysis, program design, and measurement such that GBV prevention outcomes can ultimately be evaluated. It has been built on the foundation of the Results-Based Protection framework developed by InterAction and endorsed by a broad set of humanitarian actors, including international non-governmental organizations, ICRC, and international organizations. The GBV PEF is shaped by key recommendations and findings from the 2019 Study: Scoping Exercise on the Prevention of GBV in Conflict.
Since its launch in 2021, the GBV PEF has been open for pilot by any organization interested in strengthening their approaches to measuring GBV prevention outcomes. InterAction is aware of 27 organizations that have used the GBV PEF in some form, and three organizations that have invested significant funds and capacity to properly pilot each model within the GBV PEF. InterAction is also leading a participatory action-based research initiative where the GBV PEF is in use across three contexts and is being tested by multi-disciplinary groups. Organizations using the GBV PEF include both international and local/national organizations working across 12 countries.
Position Title: Consultant: Assessment/Review for the GBV PEF Piloting Phase
Position Type: Part-time, short-term
Location: Home-based/working remotely (estimated 30-40 days of work to be undertaken between January 2-March 31, 2024)
Reporting to: Senior Technical Advisor-Protection
Working closely with InterAction’s Senior Advisor-Protection, the consultant will support the development of an interim assessment/review of the pilot phase of the GBV PEF. The objective of this review is to understand the strengths and weaknesses of the GBV PEF as it is being used during this pilot phase and to identify areas within the GBV PEF that can be strengthened to increase its usability and effectiveness in measuring GBV prevention outcomes. The consultancy will also review the piloting strategy and efforts InterAction and its partners have taken to support organizations in their use of the GBV PEF.
1. Assess the effectiveness of the GBV PEF
· Review existing reflection exercises, including surveys and interviews undertaken during the first year of the pilot to understand what was working or not;
· Based on an initial desk review of past reflection exercises, design a comprehensive approach and timeline to assess and review how effective the GBV PEF is in helping organizations analyze, design, and measure GBV prevention outcomes
o This could include bilateral consultations with the organizations piloting the GBV PEF, interviews with the GBV PEF Advisory Committee members, focus group discussions with staff implementing/using the GBV PEF, etc.
o The methodology should include a review of the GBV PEF itself and consider additional outcome-oriented methods and other resources that could be added to GBV PEF
· From the review, identify and develop between 3 to 5 case examples that demonstrate the use of the GBV PEF in practice and how this aligns with results-based approaches to protection.
· Organize a virtual interagency participatory roundtable with the GBV PEF Advisory Committee and other key stakeholders to discuss the findings of the review and engage key actors in critical discussions about emerging issues, key questions, and recommendations to strengthen the GBV PEF. A draft of the review findings should be ready for sharing by this workshop.
· Produce a final report that highlights key findings from the review and incorporates the discussions, identified gaps and opportunities coming out of the Roundtable, and provides recommendations for the next steps;
· Develop an action plan that organizes recommendations and action steps that need to be taken to strengthen the GBV PEF
2. Undertake a light touch review of the strategy and actions taken to promote and support the pilot of the GBV PEF
· Review the dissemination plan and current efforts undertaken by InterAction and its partners to encourage the uptake and use of the GBV PEF
· Review activities InterAction has taken to support organizations piloting the GBV PEF (i.e., on-line community of practice, direct technical support, new tools/materials) to determine how these efforts can be strengthened or revised as the pilot continues
· Produce a short paper noting strengths, weaknesses, and recommendations for the next phase of the pilot
· Final Assessment Report of the GBV PEF with key findings, highlighting strengthens, gaps,
opportunities, and recommendations
· 3-5 written case examples documenting the use of the GBV PEF and how it aligns with RBP
· An action plan of next steps to support revisions or additions to the GBV PEF
· A short paper noting strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and recommendations for improving the pilot strategy and organizational support efforts
· A Bachelor’s degree in a related field is required and a Master’s degree in a relevant field and specialty (e.g. public health, international social work, humanitarian action, gender, gender-based violence, protection, child protection) is preferred;
· At least five years of experience working on issues of protection and/or gender-based violence in humanitarian action working in/with government, international organizations, or international NGOs;
· Experience conducting assessments or reviews of humanitarian programming or initiatives. Undertaking reviews of GBV or protection programming or initiatives is preferred;
· At least five years of field experience working in situations of armed conflict and emergencies;
· Familiarity with monitoring and evaluation, preferably experience measuring gender-based violence and/or protection programming, specifically prevention programming;
· Familiarity with policy and practice regarding gender-based violence in emergencies;
· Demonstrable and superior research and writing skills, with an ability to synthesize large amounts of information quickly, and write clearly and succinctly about complex ideas;
· Strong conceptual and analytical thinking with an ability to identify issues, distill, and communicate complex ideas;
· Ability to pro-actively pursue objectives and activities through inter-personal and inter-agency collaboration;
· Strong on-line facilitation skills to support interagency discussions and to manage diverse perspectives and recommendations;
· Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and manage time and competing demands effectively while working under pressure with tight deadlines;
· Able to balance the need to work independently while collaborating closely with other team members;
There are no extraordinary physical requirements for the performance of the essential functions of this position. InterAction will make reasonable accommodation to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
Expected Start Date:
January 2, 2024
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.
To Apply: Interested applicants should submit their documents on their application.
All applications should include:
· Curriculum Vitae (CV)
· Cover letter that addresses qualifications relevant to this solicitation and includes the consultant/s daily and hourly rate.
· A proposed methodology for the review and timeline
· One example of an assessment/review report authored by the applicant
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, but applicants are encouraged to apply before December 15th. Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered for this position. Due to the volume of applications, only finalists will be notified; no phone calls please!