Consultancy: Program Support for Results-Based Protection.
Call for Consultants
Consultancy: Program Support for 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 outcome-oriented 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. 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.
This position will support the Results-Based Protection team in achieving the objectives of its Sida-funded project. The consultant will work with InterAction’s Results-Based Protection (RBP) team to complete discrete tasks in three main areas of work: supporting the pilot of the GBV PEF, documenting good practice of organizations using results-based approaches to protection, and helping to finalize material development intended for workshops and trainings on results-based protection.
It is anticipated that this consultancy will require around 12 - 15 days of work each month. However, specifics are open for discussion with individual applicants and will depend on the specific scope of work that is agreed upon with the final candidate.
Position Title: Consultant – Results-Based Protection Position Type: Short term (January – March 2023) Location: Homebased/working remotely
Essential Functions and Deliverables:
The consultant will be responsible for the following deliverables:
- GBV PEF pilot support:
- Oversee InterAction’s Community of Practice for organizations who are piloting the GBV PEF. This will include:
- Do a round of approval and onboarding for new members in Q1
- Lead an assessment of the priorities for each member of the Community of Practice
- Planning and facilitating at least three on-line discussions
- Identifying outside expertise to bring to the community of practice
- Identify opportunities to document good practice, and in discussion with InterAction, document existing practice and evidence emerging from the Community of Practice
- Help to organize a webinar on emerging practice from organizations using the GBV PEF. This includes showcasing a few examples, identifying speakers, designing the program, and developing a promotion strategy.
- Documenting good practice:
- Produce 3-4 case studies of good practice of Results-Based Protection, which could include desk review of documents, interviews of staff, and writing a case study.
- Facilitate a webinar showcasing the case studies in March, including identifying speakers, designing a program, and developing a promotion strategy.
- Material development:
Finalize workshop modules, including facilitator guidance, for workshops on Results-Based Protection, focusing on outcome-oriented methods and measurement.
The consultant may be asked to complete other discrete deliverables if they emerge, related to the above three areas of work.
Upon hire, the consultant will be asked to develop a workplan for each deliverable that demonstrates the steps and process required to carry out each deliverable successfully.
InterAction is seeking consultants with experience in outcome-oriented approaches to protection and GBV. Ideal candidates will also have a strong Monitoring and Evaluation background.
- Experience in the design, implementation and/or monitoring and evaluation of protection interventions, including those which focus on prevention or have the reduction of protection risk as their objectives
- Strong facilitation skills and ability to guide discussions among diverse actors
- Strong writing skills and a demonstrated ability to produce clear written products targeted at a wide audience of humanitarians
- Familiar with a range of protection interventions, including advocacy, community-based programming, Child Protection and GBV interventions
- Understanding of the realities of crisis contexts and the obstacles that humanitarian actors often experience (including any barriers, bureaucratic impediments, and donor restrictions) that affect operations
- Experience developing training materials including facilitators’ guides, tools, and PowerPoints used for trainings and workshops
- Ideal candidates will have experience in using outcome-oriented methods of measurement and evaluation.
- Fluency in English required, French, Spanish, or Arabic is helpful
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
There is no travel anticipated as a part of this work
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.
Interested applicants should apply through this website. All applications should include:
- Curriculum Vitae (CV)
- Cover letter that addresses qualifications relevant to this solicitation.
- The CV/cover letter should also include the consultant’s proposed day rate.
The deadline to apply is January 7,2023. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so we encourage applicants to apply early.
Due to the volume of applications, only finalists will be notified, no phone calls please!