Request for Proposal (RFP) for the provision of Consultancy Services re. ‘Durable Solutions Capacity Development’ in the Middle East.

  • Contract
  • Jordan
  • TBD USD / Year
  • Salary: TBD

Danish Refugee Council

1. Who is the Danish Refugee Council?

Founded in 1956, the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a leading international NGO and one of the few with a specific expertise in forced displacement. Active in 40 countries with 9,000 employees and supported by 7,500 volunteers, DRC protects, advocates, and builds sustainable futures for refugees and other displacement affected people and communities. DRC works during displacement at all stages: In the acute crisis, in displacement, when settling and integrating in a new place, or upon return. DRC provides protection and life-saving humanitarian assistance; supports displaced persons in becoming self-reliant and included into hosting societies; and works with civil society and responsible authorities to promote protection of rights and peaceful coexistence.

About DSP

Amid the world’s largest present day displacement crisis, the DSP was established in 2016 to improve policy and programming approaches in support of durable solutions for displacement affected communities from Syria. In 2022 and beyond, DSP is focused both on displacement in and from Syria and other forcibly displaced populations in the Middle East including refugees, IDPs, returnees and host communities. DSP is not an implementing agency but a joint initiative of six NGO members: Action Against Hunger (AAH), Danish Refugee Council (DRC), International Rescue Committee (IRC), Oxfam, Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) and Save the Children. With a secretariat based on the regional level in Amman, Jordan and currently working across five countries (Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, and Iraq), DSP seeks to support a collective agenda on durable solutions through joint research and cross-learning opportunities, evidence-based policy engagement and capacity strengthening on durable solutions concepts, approaches, and programming amongst members and partners.

2. Purpose of the consultancy

The Danish Refugee Council based in Middle East Regional Office seeks proposals from a consultant to support DSP’s capacity development outputs.

3. Background

In DSP’s new strategy for 2022-2025 “Capacity Development” has been added with the objective to provide technical guidance to and promote collective learning with operational partners and actors on enabling pathways towards. This pillar will support the development of principals, tools and trainings to support partners to orient programs and interventions towards durable solutions. As part of this strategy, DSP will continue to provide trainings to our members, develop learning on durable solutions related topics and create technical tools and resources for program implementers.

Durable Solutions Trainings

To continue to build a common understanding of durable solutions in the region, DSP will design trainings for countries in the region. The trainings will be tailored to each context and including members and partners. The materials will also be adapted for online use.

Area-based Approach Briefing Note

Area-based approach (ABA) has become an increasingly used terminology in the region and has gained momentum as a program concept. The Consultant will develop a briefing note that provides a conceptual background of ABA more generally, with targeted learning from specific global settings and from the region (specifically in Iraq and Syria) to be build recommendations and learning for implementers.

DSP Tools

DSP has drafted a Durable Solutions Programming Toolkit for implementers in the region. The Consultant will work on finalizing the toolkit through a final review and validation process with several regional stakeholders and durable solutions experts.

4. Objective of the consultancy

DSP is seeking a consultant to support the design, development and coordination of the below outputs. The Consultant will support the adaptation, design and facilitation of the trainings. The Consultant will also draft and develop the ABA paper. The Consultant will assist in the final review process of the toolkit.

5. Scope of work and Methodology

The below tasks will be required of the Consultant.

  • Durable solutions training material and facilitation: (10 days)

    • Draft and adapt materials for durable solutions trainings in the region including Lebanon, Iraq and Jordan.
    • Co-deliver a training on durable solutions in the region. To be confirmed at inception stage.
    • Draft and adapt DSP’s MENA durable solutions training materials for online use.
  • Durable solutions learning research: (15 days)

    • Draft an Area-based Approach briefing note including global and regional learning (10-15 pages)
  • Technical programmatic component of durable solutions toolkit: (5 days)

    • Technical review of finalization of DSP’s Durable Solutions Toolkit for the Middle East
  • Overall technical review & validation on tools and capacity development documents on an ad-hoc basis (5 days)

The Consultant will be required to prepare a detailed methodology and work plan indicating how

the objectives of the project will be achieved, and the support required from DRC.

6. Eligibility, qualification, and experience required

The Consultant should have the following qualifications:

  • Master degree in international relations, development, political science and/or economics
  • Minimum 8 years’ proven experience in conducting similar assignments
  • Demonstrable experience related to developing and designing humanitarian and/or development programs with a durable solutions lens
  • Strong knowledge of the durable solutions-related programming, preferably with experience in the Middle East region
  • Strong analytical and facilitation skills with proven experience in producing high quality research with ability to present complex information in a simple and accessible manner
  • Fluency in written and spoken English

Documents to be Submitted :

  • A technical proposal outlining the Consultant’s own understanding of the required scope of work
  • Updated CV/s of the consultant/s that clearly spells out his/her qualifications and experience
  • A financial proposal showing daily rate
  • 2 examples of similar work completed in past
  • 2 reference contacts

7. Technical supervision

The selected Consultant will work under the supervision of:

Regional Capacity Development Specialist, Michele MacMillan, [email protected]

8. Location and support

This consultancy is home-based with expected travel to the region. The Consultant will provide her/his own computer and mobile telephone.

9. Travel

The Consultant is expected to travel to the region for this consultancy. There will be travel to the region and DSP will cover airfare, airport transfer in the region and accomodation.

How to apply

RFP Closure date: 17. October 2022: 10:00 Local Jordanian Time – GMT +3 hours.

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