Methodology Development Specialist

Position Title Community Driven Development (CDD) Methodology Development Specialist
Requisition Number 12-0155
Post Date 9/19/2012
City Juba
Description Terms of Reference (ToR)
Community Driven Development (CDD) Methodology Development Specialist

DATE OF ISSUE: Wednesday, 19 September 2012
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: Monday, 1 October 2012
(NOTE: Applications will be reviewed as they are received)

SUBMIT Applications as follows:
All candidates applying for the consultancy described below please submit your application through the Pact website

FOR QUESTIONS, EMAIL:
Melissa Brill, Deputy Country Director
Please submit questions by email only: mbrill@pactworld.org


Duration of Contract: 45 working days.

Background:
The Local Governance and Service Delivery Program (LGSDP) Fast track initiative is the first step in a long-term community driven development program (CDD) for and by the Republic of South Sudan supported by the World Bank. Pact has been asked to be the coordinating agency for this project, funded under the fast-track initiative by SIDA. Pact, as the coordinating agency, is responsible for formulating the methodology and training modules as well as monitoring program progress and providing support as needed.

Pact Inc. is an international non-governmental organization based in Washington, DC, which currently operates in 29 countries. Globally, Pact targets three strategic areas: health, livelihoods and natural resource management. Pact’s mission is to contribute to the growth of a civil society where citizens acting together can express their interests, exchange information, strive for mutual goals and influence governments worldwide in pursuit of economic, social and political justice. The organization achieves its mission through provision of Grants to selected Civil Society Organizations and the provision of Technical Support. Pact in South Sudan focuses specifically on achieving these goals through peacebuilding, justice and water access projects.

The Local Governance and Service Delivery Program, currently beginning a 9 month fast-track phase prior to the launch of the program as a whole, is a community driven development (CDD) program to improve local governance and service delivery through participatory planning at the local level.

Pact seeks to engage two Community Driven Development Specialists (at least one national) to develop the CDD community engagement and consultation methodology and training modules for the program. The CDD approach targets small-scale goods and service delivery and builds on existing collective action initiatives. Success with this approach is linked closely to the depth and strength of links between implementers and local level political entities. Pact will leverage existing relationships at the Boma level to build a strong and comprehensive CDD approach.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Pact seeks two CDD Specialists to develop and write the methodology and training materials for the CDD program.

Scope of work and expected outputs/deliverables:
The assignment will focus on the following areas and activities: No. of work days Required (the consultant should suggest the needed timeline)
Familiarize self with the LGSDP program and background information
Develop CDD program methodology (review of existing materials from other country programs, drafting, consultation with facilitating partners, government counterparts, World Bank and other stakeholders, finalizing draft)
Develop CDD training materials (the consultant will suggest the number of modules necessary based on the methodology and in consultation with Pact LGSDP staff and other stakeholders)
Train Pact staff on CDD methodology and use of training materials
Work with Pact LGSDP staff in testing the materials
Finalize the materials
Provide feedback regarding the use of the methodology

Process
At the beginning of the consultancy the consultants and the LGSD Program Manager will agree on a work plan and timeline, including a breakdown of the training modules (as suggested by the consultants) and the division of responsibility between the two consultants. This work plan will be used as the basis for the evaluation of the deliverables discussed below.

Supervision and Evaluation
The consultant will report to the LGSD Program Manager and will fall under the overall guidance of the Deputy Country Director. The LGSD Program Manager will review the deliverables and certify payment when the deliverables are found to be satisfactory.

Timeframe and duration
45 working days from October 15, 2012

REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
Functional Competencies
- Extensive Knowledge of CDD program development and implementation
- Experience developing program methodology and training materials (preferably CDD training materials)
- Knowledge of training measurement and evaluation techniques
- Excellent planning and facilitation/presentation skills
- Cultural awareness and sensitivity
- Ability to research, analyze and present complex information in a clear manner
- Strong interpersonal, team and communication skills
- Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint
- Knowledge of gender- and conflict-sensitive project planning and monitoring for gender equitable results

Qualifications
- Previous experience in CDD in a developing country context;
- At least 5 years of experience in developing and delivering program methodologies and trainings with that experience in CDD programs preferred.
- Demonstrated knowledge and skills of design, development, delivery and evaluation of training materials
- Experience working with local organizations and communities
- Understanding of programming and project management concept, including gender analysis and conflict sensitivity
- Master’s Degree or equivalent in a relevant area, preferred.

Language Requirements
- Fluency in English required

Other Considerations
- The consultant should be willing to travel to any of the project’s field locations (with limited access to electricity/internet) when necessary

Please note that Pact will be contracting 2 consultants. At least one of these consultants will be South Sudanese and is expected to have extensive experience with training material development and community consultation, planning and engagement methodology in South Sudan.

The second consultant (this ToR) may be either South Sudanese or international and must have extensive experience with community driven development programming and methodology development. This experience can be in an international setting anywhere in the world. Experience in South Sudan is desirable but not required.

How to Apply:
Please provide a CV and cover letter describing your suitability for this consultancy and including your daily rate through the Pact website: www.pactworld.org on or before October 1, 2012. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.
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