Consultant: Documenting Case Examples – RBP
Consultant: Documenting Case Examples – Results-Based Protection
InterAction is the largest U.S.-based coalition of international nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) with nearly 190 members working around the world in low- and middle-income countries, fragile and post-conflict states, and emerging/growth economies. Member organizations are large and small, secular and faith-based, with a focus on people living in the world’s most poor and vulnerable places. The U.S. public, foundations, and governments support the work of our member NGOs that collectively invest and manage more than $15.4 billion a year. InterAction revenues come from dues, government grants, private foundation and corporate grants, and a growing fee-for-service program portfolio. Using its collective voice and convening power, InterAction seeks to shape important policy decisions and actions across a wide range of issues – including foreign assistance, humanitarian relief, development, economic equity, food security, and climate change – that advance human dignity, human potential, and self-determination.
About the Project:
Since 2012, InterAction has been at the forefront of results-based approaches to protection. Through its signature work on Results-Based Protection, InterAction has carried out numerous roundtables, interagency dialogues, field-level workshops, and trainings with NGOs around the world to identify and distill the key elements of results-based protection in order to achieve protection outcomes. Under its current work, InterAction is providing country-level support to NGOs in select countries as well as supporting the piloting of an evaluation framework for the prevention of gender-based violence.
To understand and demonstrate what efforts are needed to bring about protection outcomes, InterAction has prioritized the issue of conflict-induced food insecurity which has emerged as a key focus area among InterAction members and other actors InterAction engages with. By undertaking a multi-country action-based research study that includes helping organizations analyze the protection risks in each country context and develop context-specific theories of change, InterAction hopes to encourage the uptake of outcome-oriented ways of working to address protection issues manifesting due to conflict-induced food insecurity. Findings from the study will help humanitarians take immediate action at a country level, while the analysis of common trends across all countries included in the research will help to influence and shape US policy and global policy and practice.
SIDA is supporting an action-based research initiative led by partners from InterAction, CARE, and WFP on the linkages between conflict-driven food insecurity and protection risks. It is currently being carried out in Colombia and Niger and Somalia. The methodology relies on community-led protection analysis to inform a multi-disciplinary theory of change where food security programs and other sectors and disciplines can contribute to prioritized protection outcomes, as defined by affected people themselves.
The use of results-based approaches to protection is at the heart of the initiative that aims to inform not only the analysis phase but also the “action” component to support a multi-disciplinary response and achieve measurable protection outcomes, as well as a global-level policy shift towards outcome-oriented protection efforts.
In conjunction with this research – and in order to support the uptake of the methodology, and inform global and institutional humanitarian policy and practice, InterAction seeks a consultant to identify and develop case examples that showcase the application of results-based methodology and tools, and – where appropriate – to translate those into short, policy-oriented briefing papers to inform global policy development.
Position Title: Consultant –Documenting Case Studies – Results-Based Protection
Timeframe: Short-term consultant starting January through March 31, 2024 Between 15-20 days
Location: Remote/ home-based
Essential Functions and Deliverables:
This consultant/s will work with the InterAction RBP Team, and other Protection team members, as well as existing research reports and other relevant materials, to develop case examples that illustrate how results-based protection has been applied and adopted in each scenario/program/initiative. Written case examples should take the form similar to past examples as illustrated through InterAction’s MindShift Publication, or those posted on the Resource Library of the Results-Based Protection website. Following the development of the case examples, the consultant should draw out key lessons and recommendations emerging from the examples to formulate a series of advocacy and communication pieces targeted at key audiences in Washington DC, at the global level, and in the countries where the research is taking place.
In particular, the consultant will;
· Undertake a desk review of existing reports, and existing program documents relevant to potential themes that could become case examples (i.e., tools, methods, ToRs) to determine the scope and focus areas for developing case examples.
· Conduct KIIs with a small number of key project staff (both InterAction staff and partners).
· In collaboration with the InterAction RBP Team, identify, document, and write 3 to 5 case examples that demonstrate the successful application of the RBP Framework;
· Where appropriate – document lessons learned, and related policy recommendations for US, and global-level policy makers, and humanitarian implementors.
· Develop 3 to 5 short briefing papers (2 to 4 pages max) in pain language, designed to inform policy discourse.
· Good understanding of humanitarian protection work and results-based protection methods;
· Good understanding of the functioning of the humanitarian system and underlying architecture.
· Proven ability to develop concise, accessible briefing papers for humanitarian and policy audiences;
· Familiarity with the IASC Protection Policy, and related processes
· Fluency (spoken and written) in French and/or Spanish is highly desirable
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:
Senior Program Manager-Protection
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: Apply through ADP. Provided via link.
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 brief writing sample (preferably a 2 to 4 page briefing or advocacy paper)
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, but applicants are encouraged to apply before Jan 5, 2024. Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered for this position.
Due to the volume of applications, only finalists will be notified.