The AME Working Group and the Cash and Child Protection Task Force of the Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action (the Alliance) seek to identify, collate, and develop the measures, tools and guidance to better capture the effectiveness of cash transfer programmes (CTPs) on child wellbeing with the aim of developing and piloting a module of common and user-friendly indicators and guidance for integrating child protection in multipurpose cash grants (MPG) monitoring and evaluation frameworks.
The purpose of this consultancy is to:
- Review monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) frameworks associated with MPG intervention designs and engage with key stakeholders to assess tools and capacities for capturing child protection outcomes
- Map M&E indicators that are being used in the child protection sector and identify potentially promising indicators for inclusion in MPG M&E frameworks
- Develop and pilot a module of common and user-friendly indicators and guidance for integrating child protection in MPG monitoring & evaluation frameworks
- Global and local dissemination and capacity-building using the module
The module will be piloted in a country that is identified as starting an MPG project in early 2019. The indicators will be included in the M&E framework of the project, and M&E staff will be trained to monitor progress against the indicators. Once the pilot is complete, feedback will be sought from implementing partners. This module will ultimately serve the needs of multiple stakeholders, including front-line actors, donors and researchers, in both refugee and non-refugee settings.
Preferred requirements and competencies include:
- A background working in an INGO or UN environment with the modality of cash to achieve specific outcomes, notably child protection outcomes.
- Operational work at a country level that demonstrates strong skills in monitoring and evaluation and capacity building humanitarian actors.
You will also have a sound background in child protection, as well as a proven track record of successfully leading and facilitating research. You will be self-driven and able to motivate others educated at the graduate level in a relevant subject or have equivalent experience in developing training packages.
In addition, you will have:
- An understanding of the humanitarian aid architecture;
- Good situational agility skills with a high degree of flexibility and adaptability in order to respond to changing needs;
- Strong skills in the usage of Microsoft packages, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint;
- Proven experience in data analysis and interpretation;
- Excellent English, both oral and in writing;
- Strong interpersonal skills, diplomacy and cultural sensitivity to interact with persons from a range of socio-cultural backgrounds;
- Experience conducting quantitative research and review, in particular previous experience working with cash-based interventions in the Child Protection or related sector(s); and
- Experience developing and delivering capacity building / training materials.
- Working proficiency in either French or Arabic;
- Experience in writing INGO or UN reports
- Skills in statistical programs, such as SPSS or STATA.
Please apply in English with your CV and daily rate. Applications should be sent to the Assessment, Measurement, and Evidence Working Group coordinators at email@example.com and the Cash and Child Protection Task Force coordinators at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Deadline for applications is 7 January 2019. Expected start date is 11 February 2019.
For more information, see the attached TOR.