Consultant for 2013-2015 Strategic Evaluation -- ICSO
Consultancy Opportunity

Indigenous Community Support Organization (ICSO) is a Cambodian NGO; implementing projects to support, strengthen, empowerment, and improve the capacity of indigenous community organizations, groups to participate in the promotion and protection of the indigenous rights and in the management of natural, cultural and traditional resources. ICSO is looking for three separately of different and qualified consultants to conduct the following requirement by ICSO; 

Consultant for 2013-2015 Strategic Evaluation

Terms of Reference

I.   ICSO Background:
Indigenous Community Support Organization (I.C.S.O) was established on 1st July 2006. The organization was initiated and established by a group of Governance Board members, Community Forestry International (CFI) and IPs elders.

ICSO is a local Cambodian not-for-profit, non-governmental, non-partisan association, established to serve the public benefit. ICSO was registered with the Ministry of Interior of Cambodia on July 13, 2006; #840-MoI.

ICSO was formulated by integrating 3 different projects based in Ratanakiri supported by CFI 2004-2006, (1) Ratanakiri Natural Resources Management Network (RNRMN), (2) Forest Mountain Voice (FMV) and (3) Community Organizing (CO).

II.  ICSO’s current Vision, Mission, Values, Goad and Objective statements:
1.  ICSO Vision:
To see IPs communities well equipped with knowledge, capacity, solidarity, and able to take strong
ownership in organizing community and collective actions to protect and manage their natural, social, economic and culture resources.

2.  ICSO Mission:
To support and develop the capacity of IPs community network and movements, so that they have the capacity  to  access  basic  services,  to  improve  their  livelihood  and  work  collectively  to  protect  and manage their land and natural resources.

3.  Core Values:
Team work, mutual respect, empowerment approach, respect Indigenous People’s rights, honesty and integrity.
4.  Goal:
IPs communities take up their own initiatives and hold strong ownership in organizing community advocacy to exercise and enhance their basic rights.
5.  Strategic Objectives:
IPs communities supported by their network to;
a)   Ensure IPs capacity and ownership to secure their land tenure and protect their land, natural and culture resources.
b)   Ensure  IPs  capacity  and  techniques  to  manage  their  own  socio-economic  and  environmental development process.
c)   Ensure IPs capacity to understand the root causes of both local environmental change and global
climate change, and can develop their capacity to adapt and mitigate these impacts.
d)   Ensure IPs network, associations/federations have capacity, ability and ownership in the process of
mobilizing community network and IPOs’ self-determination.
e)   Ensure ICSO staff and IPs networks have capacity and ability to build effective partnerships with stakeholders.

III. ICSO’s Current Programs 2013-2015:
ICSO has 3 separate programs operating in offices in Ratanakiri, Mondulkiri and Phnom Penh, under the Indigenous Community Right Empowerment Program (ICREP).

1.   Ratanakiri Provincial Program:
The  program  implements  its  different  projects/components  in  84  villages,  22  communes,  05 districts (O’Yadav, BorKoe, O’Chum, Lumphat and Andoung Meas district). Working with 5 IP’s groups (Kreung, Tumpoun, Charay, Prov and Kachok IPs).
  • Supports 40 IPs villages Communal Land Title (CLT) Registration, which are in the process of strengthening IPs identity, legal entity and collective land to register with MoRD, MoI and MoLMUPC.
  •  Supports 32 IPs Saving Groups at village level for food security and income generation. Among these 32 IPs saving groups; there are 15 saving groups in LPH districts under the management of 3IPs-Communal Economic Association (CEAs).
  • Support 53 IPOs development, included 40 CLT and 3 CEAs, for self-determination and self- management, and capacity development to mobilizing, organizing and networking with IPs network to advocate and claim their rights to land and natural resources.
2.   Mondulkiri Provincial Program:
The program is implemented in 18 villages of 4 communes in the Pich Chenda district, working with one IPs group (Pounorng).
  •  Supports IPs Economic Empowerment through 17 IPs-Saving Groups, at the village level, for food security and income generation, under 4 IPs-Communal Economic Associations; registered with MoI as a legal entity.
  •  Supports IPs capacity building, mobilizing, organizing and networking with IPs networks, to voice and claim their rights to land and natural resources.
3.   Phnom Penh Program:
Supports 71 IRAMs and 497 IPs-Community Leaders who are from 129 villages of 45 communes, within  26  districts  of  15  provinces,  where  IPs  have  been  networking  and  mobilizing  in  their struggles for land and natural resources in Cambodia. IRAMs work directly to support 7 IPOs.
  • Builds institutional, constituency and supports IPOs connections, from grass-roots to the national level, to assist in the formulation of the Indigenous Peoples Association of Cambodia (IPAC).
  •  Builds capacity through coaching and mentoring in empowerment approaches.
  • Supports  IPs  advocacy  on  their  rights  to  land  and  natural  resources  protection  through  any supportive advocacy platforms.
IV. Evaluation Approaches:
1.   Objectives of Evaluation:
To conduct an ICSO Program evaluation of its strategic implementation for the year of 2013-2015, in order to assess its progress and achievement; level of impact and sustainability; relevancy and the capacity gaps of organizational management of global program implementation. Here are the main guidance of questions to be asked (but not limited too):

An assessment of the extent to which ICSO has made progress towards achieving its strategic objectives in 2013 – 2015.

How are ICSO programs aligned with the Cambodian development trend? What contributions have ICSO made to realize IPs rights? Has ICSO demonstrated programs quality and ensured responsive services for IP? How well are ICSO’s programs services aligned with future needs of IPs and future development trends in Cambodia? What is the impact of mainstreaming of gender and what link to climate change? What are the major trends in IPs capacity development in the next 5 years? Where is ICSO ‘on the mark’? What ‘new’ opportunities are there? What does ICSO need to stop doing? Where does ICSO need to strengthen or develop additional expertise, services or programs in order to meet the needs of its beneficiaries (actual and potential)?

2.   External Consultant:
The consultant will conduct the programs’ impact assessment and required the following qualification and experiences:
  • The consultant should be diverse but must include people with a high and critical understanding of social development, and the roles of rights holders (IPs), CSOs, duty bearers and moral bearers in supporting indigenous people’s representation and empowerment.
  • The consultant should have experiences and qualifications, including overseas/foreign working experience.
  • The consultant should have experiences and qualifications of communication with different stakeholders, particular CSOs and duty bearers.
  • The consultant should have experiences and qualifications on democratization and human rights
  •  The consultant should have experiences and qualifications on global context, Cambodia context, IPs context and culture, the ongoing process of indigenous community rights empowerment and oversee the production of the reports, including supervising field work.
  •  The consultant should have experiences and qualifications on conceptual of mainstreaming of gender  equity  and  climate  change  adaptation.  The  consultant  should  include  at  least  30%  of women in the consultation process, especially in the roles of direct community
  • The consultant should understand the Cambodia development trends, in particular on land and natural resources development, protection and conservation.
  • Translators are required for the four local languages of indigenous peoples. Translators are to be independent and have a high quality of understanding/compassion/tact if confidential issues are discussed with local people.
  •  The consultant should be qualified and excellence on both oral and written English communication
3.   Time frame of actions:
The  evaluation  will  take   28  days  for  all  processes,  including  questionnaires,  field  interviews  and submitted draft, preliminary presentation by consultant to the ICSO Management team and the final report. The final evaluation report will be finalized 3 days after the consultant has an exit meeting with ICSO senior management.
a)   Review relevant documents and history for at least 02 days:
  •  2013-2015 ICSO Strategic Plan
  •  2013-2015 Projects/programs proposal to donors
  •  2013-2014 Global Program Mid-Term Internal Evaluation Report
  •  2013-2014 Annual Reports
b)   Design an evaluation assessment program for at least 03 days:
  •  Meeting with ICSO team for objectives and questionnaire design
  •  Preparing  a  brief  plan  determining  sampling,  detailing  evaluation  tool/s,  schedule  for  the consultancy period and submit this to ICSO
  •  Conducting a theory of change to draw up the challenges and results of the program operations.
c)   Field work for at least 18 days:
  •  Consultant will work in the field for the remainder of the time available (includes interviews with ICSO staff), excluding the time needed for writing the report.
d)   Synthesis for at least 05 days:
  •  Consultant draft report writing,
  •  An exit meeting with key ICSO staff to present preliminary findings,
  •  Re-drafting and final reporting.
e)   Evaluation Report:
A  draft  report  between  20-30  pages,  including  a  summary  of  outcomes  and  impacts,  lessons learned,  findings,  recommendations  and  conclusions  will  need  to  be  provided for  input  and feedback from ICSO staff. A short feedback meeting between management and the consultant will be required after the draft report. The main body of the report will be in both Khmer and English. An executive summary will consist of 3-5 pages.
f)    Time Frame:
The assignment will take a maximum of 28 days and be conducted in July 2015
4.   Budget estimation: xxxx.xx USD

If you are interested in this consultancy opportunity, please send a proposal to #90, Street 304, Sangkat Boeng Keng Kang II, Khan Chamkar Morn, Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Or proposal could be sent via e-mail to,  and by 21 June 2015 at 5:00pm. Please visit ICSO’s website:  for more details of the Terms of Reference.

Note: Only interested consultants will be contacted for consultation, and the document that has sent to ICSO will NOT be returned.  

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