ActionAid Ethiopia is currently looking for skilled, knowledgeable, experienced, and highly capable professional consultant to conduct climate resilient livelihoods options assessment for the new project

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Overview

  • Category : Baseline Consultancy
  • Posted Date : 04/09/2022
  • Phone Number : 09111771807
  • Source : Reporter
  • Closing Date : 04/25/2022

Description

Opportunity

T e r m s o f R e f e r e n c e ( T o R )

A s s e s s m e n t o n L i v e l i h o o d D i v e r s i f i c a t i o n A l t e r n a t i v e s

  1. 1. Background

ActionAid  Ethiopia (AAE) is a gender justice, good governance, and poverty eradication international organization. It envisions a country where all enjoys their rights equally and live a dignified life. Its heart lies on gender equality where it designs its frameworks and operations on women’s and girls’ living in poverty and exclusion, young people’s meaningful engagement to fulfil their rights, ensure redistribution of resources and build their resilience. Its interventions are guided by the Human Rights Based Approach, Transformative Feminist Leadership, and Intersectional Feminist Analysis program approaches.

AAE’s one program priority is Strengthen Resilient livelihoods and promote climate justice and working with climate affected young people/especially young women, their organizations and networks through local partners and local rights programs. Another program priority is Ensuring Good Governance, increased Civic Participation, and young people’s engagement. Aligned to these, AAE  has piloted young women for climate justice and global platform (GP) for young people projects where it facilitated the emergence of young women climate champions and GP young people network. AAE with the objective of building just, green, and sustainable development, has scaled up its initiatives and commenced Strategic Partnership Agreement (SPA II) program with ActionAid Denmark through secured grant from DANIDA. This program centres challenging unequal power which exacerbates the vulnerabilities of marginalized communities, particularly young women.

ActionAid Ethiopia is currently looking for skilled, knowledgeable, experienced, and highly capable professional consultant to conduct climate resilient livelihoods options assessment for the new project/ Strategic Partnership Agreement (SPA II) Project/

  1. 2. General Objective of the assessment

The aim of the assessment is to collect and analyse both quantitative and qualitative data that will help AAE to see the gaps and opportunities to design livelihoods interventions for young people, particularly young women, to respond to climate crises and reduce vulnerabilities, in four intervention areas /Semen Bench, Ameya, Ilfeta, and Guna and Addis Ababa.

The consultant is expected to do the assessment in all targeted area /4 LRPs/ in collaboration with AAE filed team and woreda/Zone responsible offices. The assessment will collect and analyse data covering the following areas:

  1. 3. Specific objectives
  • Identify socio-economic status of the targeted community through gender lens:
  • Identifying and prioritizing potential on farm and off farm interventions, climate resilient livelihood options, inputs opportunities and strategies:
  • Detailed design of the livelihood’s activities, to ensure the most effective and

efficient use of resources:

  • Identifying employment  opportunities  for  youth,  mainly  young  women  and suggest the strategies to link.
  1. 4. Scope of the study

The consultant is expected to identify potential climate resilient livelihoods intervention, inputs/resources, potential Partners, and recommend most effective implementation strategy for the interventions.

The consultant is expected to do the assessment in all targeted area /4 LRPs/ and AA in collaboration with AAE filed team and government responsible offices.

  1. 5. Duration

The consultancy is expected to last 60 days period from the date of contractual agreement.

  1. 6. Reporting line

The Consultant will directly report to Action aid Ethiopia programs head based in Addis Ababa and will work closely with the livelihood team, based in Addis Ababa and LRPs; Young Peoples program focal and PQLCI.

  1. 7. Job Requirements
  • Advanced Degree  in  the  field  of  Agriculture,  Social  Science,  rural  development, economics, and other relevant development related fields of studies.
  • Understanding of Livelihoods programming from gender and social inclusion perspectives,
  • Monitoring & evaluation in the programme cycle and experience of conducting learning reviews and evaluation processes.
  • Experience of designing and facilitating workshops using feminist participatory research approaches and methodologies, including with grassroots communities, civil society organizations and INGOs.
  • Ability to  apply  a  range  of  primary  and  secondary  research  methods  including participatory quantitative and qualitative methods.
  • Understanding and  experience  of  conducting  gendered  analysis,  ideally  from  an intersectional feminist point of view.
  • Ability to analyse complex data and communicate findings using engaging, clear language and visual representations and proven relevant report-writing experience.
  • Experience of using qualitative and quantitative data analysis packages (e.g. one or more of SPSS, STATA and NVivo), as well as online data collection methods such as ODK, Kobo toolbox))
  • Experience in  study  design  (both  quantitative  and  qualitative  methodologies)  and managing field teams
  • Academic specialization  &  technical  expertise  in  livelihood,  agriculture  and  rural development and economics.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to tailor communications to a range of audiences.

Desirable

  • Experience of working with gender focused/centred organizations and familiarity with Human Rights Based Approach (HRBA), and intersectional feminist analysis tools.
  • Experiences of Amhara, Oromia and Southwest regions is an advantage.
  • Experience  of     strong     accountability     mechanisms     used     with     project stakeholders/research participants to actively share results and learning.
  • Extensive experience  in  working  with  both  government  and  non-governmental organizations and the private sector.

Submission of application

key requirements for a technical proposal.

  • A capacity statement describing how they meet required qualifications and competencies including summary of similar studies previously conducted
  • An expression of interest detailing their understanding of consultancy assignment
  • Description of methodology, sampling strategy approach to primary data collection and analysis plan
  • Include a timeline of activities and level of effort required for each activity
  • Detail breakdown of consultancy fee of each activity
  • Team composition and roles including key members list with core qualification and their role in the research (attach CVs of these team members)
  • Two reference letters
  • Two studies or evaluation reports in the area in soft copies
  • The  consultant  must  provide  complete  set  of  technical  and  financial  documents “Original” and “Copy” in a separately sealed envelope.
  • The consultant should be licensed in consultancy and should attach their VAT registration and TIN Number registration certificate
  • The dates for submission of tender document is on the 15th day from the first day of the announcement of this bid on Reporter Newsletter at or before 2:00 PM (bid closing time).
  • Bid opening date will be on the same day of bid closing at 2:30 P.M in the absence of bidders, due to covid- 19 protocol, at the ActionAid Ethiopia Addis Ababa office. If there is public holiday on this date the closing and opening of the bid will take place on the next working day at the same time and venue.
  • The full ToR can be collected from AAE office during working hours from Monday to Friday. or can be accessed on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/actionaidethiopia
  • The Employer reserves the right to reject any or all bids.
  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted, and the final selection will be up on defense/interview.

Address: Addis Ababa, Yeka Sub-city Woreda 11, House No.3044, behind CMC/Altad Street

St. Michael Church (Opposite to Gast Cinema)

For more information, please call at +251 911 1771807 or +251 911 47 84 10