PURPOSE OF THE ASSIGNMENT
To conduct an assessment of target communities and beneficiaries to further inform the program as well as train and support selected IMC staff and volunteers on the implementation of the Economic and Social Empowerment (EA$E) model.
The consultant will adopt the IRC EA$E curriculum as appropriate to the context, in coordination with IMC’s GBV technical advisor, the Food Security and Livelihoods Advisor and GBV Coordinator.
SCOPE OF THE ASSIGNMENT :
In close collaboration with the IMC’s GBV Technical Advisor for Nigeria, the Food Security and Livelihoods Advisor and the Nigeria GBV team, the consultant will :
Develop a work plan detailing the entire consultancy exercise.
Develop an assessment plan to inform adaptations and rollout of EA$E.
Lead an assessment in project communities to inform EA$E programming. This will include evaluating women’s access to financial services, sources of incomes and identification of partners currently implementing similar programming for potential synergies.
Prepare an adapted curriculum for the training of selected IMC staff and community volunteers on the Economic Social and Empowerment (EA$E) model.
Develop draft systems including record keeping for operationalizing EA$E by Women’s Groups.
Draft monitoring and data management tools for review and finalization with the Nigeria team.
Facilitate training for selected IMC GBV staff on the EA$E model comprising of : 1) village loan savings association (VSLA);
2) discussion group series (DGS); and, 3) business skills.
DELIVERABLES DESCRIPTION :
Submit a workplan for consultancy : After first meeting with GBV Coordinator
Draft an assessment plan and tools : After first meeting with GBV Coordinator
Finalize assessment plan, incorporating feedback : Within two days of receiving feedback
Lead assessment in target areas : Beginning day 5 of the consultancy
Produce a brief assessment report with findings and recommendations for adapting / implementing the EA$E model : Within three days of completing assessment
Draft monitoring and data management tools : By 10 day of the consultancy
Finalize monitoring and data management tools : Within two days of receiving feedback
Draft a training curriculum for program targets, incorporating use of monitoring tools : By day 15 of the consultancy
Finalize training plans, incorporating feedback : Within two days of receiving feedback
Deliver trainings for all targets 30 days training : VSLA (7 days, DGS-7 days, Business skills-14)
Draft a final report, summarizing the assessment and training, and outlining recommendations for EA$E implementation in Borno -
State, Nigeria : Within four days of completing trainings and other activities
Submit a final report after incorporating the feedback from the IMC GBV country team and the TU GBV Advisor : Within three days of receiving feedback on draft report
Code of Conduct
All Consultants are required to adhered to and promote International Medical Corps shared responsibility and obligation to report matters involving Sexual Exploitation & Abuse, Trafficking in Persons, Child Safeguarding and any suggested violation to our Code of Conduct which may involve Conflicts of Interest, Fraud, Corruption or Harassment.
If you see, hear or are aware of any suggested activities then you have an obligation to report to International Medical Corps.
Degree in Development, Business Administration, Social Science, Economics or related field
Experience in implementing and facilitating EA$E and other economic empowerment approaches
Experience leading community assessments
Minimum of 5 years’ relevant experience
Experience working in GBV programs in rural / conflict settings
Extensive training and mentoring skills
Familiarity with savings and credit schemes, business administration and / or livelihoods programming
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
Belief in, and understanding of gender equality, women’s rights and empowerment
Willingness to travel to field sites frequently
Excellent English communication and writing skills and ability to work as part of a team.
International Medical Corpsis proud to provide equal consultancy opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status as a veteran.