Search for Common Ground is seeking a consultant who can support the roll-out of the Grounded Accountability Model (GAM) in pilot countries. The consultant will support ILT staff to develop a research toolkit based on the theoretical framework of the approach and subsequently train pilot country teams using the toolkit. Candidates should have experience implementing bottom-up research methodologies related to peacebuilding and governance. This position can be based in Washington DC or can be remote.1. Context
Search for Common GroundSearch is an international conflict transformation NGO that aims to transform the way individuals, groups, governments and companies deal with conflict, away from adversarial approaches and towards collaborative solutions. Headquartered in Washington DC, USA, and Brussels, Belgium, with 52 field offices in 29 countries, Search designs and implements multifaceted, culturally appropriate and conflict-sensitive programs using a diverse range of tools, including media and training, to promote dialogue, increase knowledge and determine a positive shift in behaviors.The Projectnbsp;
The Grounded Accountability Model (GAM) Project aims to shift programming and funding in thepeacebuilding community to better meet the needs and priorities of communities in conflict affected and restrictive democratic environments by adapting and testing the development and use of community-defined indicators of impact for peacebuilding programming within pilot programs in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Tunisia, and South Sudan. By looking across a range of organizations engaging with communities using different approaches and at distinct levels, the GAM explores how the Everyday Peace Indicator methodology, which is rooted in locally led measurement, can be adapted across a scale of users, cases and contexts. The GAM is interested in not only the definition of impact at the community level, but also, the variations of processes for generating those definitions (indicator development) and their manifold utilizations (indicator use).2. Objectives of Assignment
The goal of this assignment is tonbsp; support the roll-out of the Grounded Accountability Model (GAM) in pilot countries. The consultant will support ILT staff to develop a research toolkit based on the theoretical framework of the approach and subsequently train pilot country teams using the toolkit.nbsp;
- Review and provide feedback on training materials that will include among other things, slides, video recordings, Word documents, quick interactive tests. These documents will be meant for country teams and consultants who work on relevant projects.- Help with the roll-out of the training. This may include check-in and follow-up calls with select country teams, answering their questions so that they fully grasp the materials on the GAM approach.nbsp;- Coordinate with the ILT team in developing a facilitation guide for primary data collection.nbsp;- Support two country teams (Tunisia and Pakistan) as they utilize the facilitation guide in their respective projects through regular check in calls to provide guidance and troubleshoot any issues that may arise.- Facilitate the process of developing indicators and participate in discussions around the use of indicators in the two selected projects.- Contribute to the efforts of socializing GAM, by helping HQ staff with deliverables andnbsp; presentations3. Timeline
The assignment will begin late February 2021 and last until July 31, 2021.nbsp;4. Budget
The total budget available for this project is $4,950. Upon completion of the objectives stated above, payment will be made in two installments: 50% will be provided at the midpoint of the contract (end of May) and the remainder after the project closes.nbsp;5. Requirements of Consultant
The following skills and experience are expected by Search for our evaluator for this project:- Proficiency in English (written and spoken);- More than 5 years of experience in project evaluation, including collecting data in interviews, surveys and focus groups;- Experience in conflict analysis and working with justice and civil society sectors;- Experience working with international organizations;- Experience conducting qualitative surveys and analysis;- Evaluation methods and data collection skills;- Familiarity and experience with contextual challenges in the geographic location(s) where the study will take place.
In addition, the consultant is required to respect the following Ethical Principles:- Comprehensive and systematic inquiry: Consultant should make the most of the existing information and full range of stakeholders available at the time of the review. Consultant should conduct systematic, data-based inquiries. He or she should communicate his or her methods and approaches accurately and in sufficient detail to allow others to understand, interpret and critique his or her work. He or she should make clear the limitations of the review and its results.- Competence: Consultant should possess the abilities and skills and experience appropriate to undertake the tasks proposed and should practice within the limits of his or her professional training and competence.- Honesty and integrity: Consultant should be transparent with the contractor/constituent about: any conflict of interest, any change made in the negotiated project plan and the reasons why those changes were made, any risk that certain procedures or activities produce misleading review information.- Respect for people: Consultant respect the security, dignity and self-worth of respondents, program participants. Consultant has the responsibility to be sensitive to and respect differences amongst participants in culture, religion, gender, disability, age and ethnicity.Selection Criteria
Consultant proposals will be selected for:- Relevance of proposed methodology to the goal, objectives, and research questions for the project.- Quality of proposed methods, conflict sensitivity approaches, and quality control measures.- Qualifications of the candidate(s).Applications
To apply, interested candidates (individuals or teams) are requested to submit the following two documents:Curriculum vitae;A cover letter.
Deadline for submissions is March 5, 2021.
As job descriptions cannot be exhaustive, the position holder may be required to undertake other duties that are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.
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