Save the Children is no ordinary not-for-profit:
We're ambitious, creative and outspoken. We stand up for children's rights. We want all children to be educated, healthy and live a life free from violence. We run programs in Australia and overseas and, if there's a disaster - like an earthquake, drought, or conflict - we are there on the ground.
About the project:
Solomon Islands is one of the most climate-, and disaster risk-vulnerable countries in the world. To help children to thrive, we need to work with whole communities to meet the challenges of this escalating crisis. The Solomon Islands Knowledge-Action-Sustainability for Resilient Villages (SOLKAS) Project will empower some of the most climate-vulnerable communities in the Solomon Islands to adapt to the unavoidable impacts of climate change.
SOLKAS is a 6-year, $31,831,892 USD project principally funded by the Green Climate Fund (GCF), with contributions from the Australian aid program and New Zealand Government. The project will be co-executed by Save the Children Solomon Islands and the Solomon Islands Ministry of Environment, Climate Change, Disaster Management, and Meteorology (MECDM), who will jointly manage activity implementation in six provinces in the Solomon Islands.
Where you come in:
Save the Children is seeking a consultant or consultancy firm to carry out an assessment of the project's baseline and develop a Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning Framework (MEALF) based on the project logframe.
The consultancy main objectives are:
- Baseline assessment
- To answer baseline guiding questions that assess the coherence and relevance of the SOLKAS project and;
- To verify the SOLKAS log frame and baseline values, as relevant, for the GCF impact level, GCF outcome level, project specific indicators and co-benefit indicators (differentiated for groups) and project performance indicators (see SOLKAS Funding Proposal Annex 2a. Logical Framework - SAP027 annexes).
- Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning Framework (MEALF)
- To develop user-friendly MEALF for the PMU project team to utilise for the duration of the SOLKAS project that covers (at a minimum):
- Appropriate indicators for outputs and project outcomes (and in terms of collection challenges in context) - this may include changes to or reduction of existing project-specific indicators, and/or the addition of new project-specific indicators
- Indicator definitions
- Indicator calculation instructions
- Baseline and targets including target rationales - noting that baseline values and targets have already been established for existing project-specific indicators, however, the consultant may recommend revision
- Data collection guidance: data source (means of verification), frequency, responsibility
- Reporting frequency
- Data collection tool matrix
- Accountability plan integrated within the framework
- Learning plan integrated within the framework
For detailed information, the full Terms of Reference are available here.
This consultancy requires demonstrated skills, expertise and experience in:
- Designing and conducting baselines for large-scale, complex, multi-sector projects
- Designing user-friendly logical frameworks and MEAL frameworks for large-scale, complex, multi-sector projects
- Analysing and interpreting qualitative and quantitative data
- Conducting project evaluations or research in the field of community-based/locally-led climate change adaptation, climate information services and climate governance systems
- Conducting consultations and collecting data with community members, government officials, and development project staff
- Leading socio-economic research, evaluations, and/or consultancy work in Solomon Islands and/or another Pacific island country (mandatory requirement)
- Communicating technical and/ or complex findings to non-specialist audiences (especially report writing and presentation skills)
- Open, collaborative working with clients, stakeholders and community
- Previous experience with, or awareness of GCF requirements
The total maximum budget allocated to this consultancy is USD 40,000 GST inclusive.
We'd love to hear from you. To apply please review the ToR and submit a proposal using the Expression of Interest, available via the Apply now link.
Any queries relating to this consultancy should be emailed two weeks before the advertised closing date to Lisa Norvall at [email protected], using the subject line: Consultancy: Baseline Assessment and MEAL Framework - Solomon Islands enquiry via EthicalJobs.
Applications must be received no later than the advertised closing date. Please click Apply now and follow the prompts.