GLOBAL HUMANITARIAN MINE ACTION (HMA) IMPACT EVALUATION TEAM required, REMOTE WORKING

PURPOSE/OBJECTIVE OF THE ASSIGNMENT:

MAG is seeking technical proposals from independent experts and external evaluators to undertake an evaluation of projects delivered under the ‘2020-2024 Mine Action and Cluster Munitions Programme II’ (MACM II) funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA).  This will cover what worked well, what challenges were faced, and lessons learned to take into future programming. It will also include case studies of implementation in Lebanon and South Sudan.

MAG proposes to conduct an assessment of the following:

  1. The promotion of human security and reduction of the risk of physical violence against civilians through the implementation of core MAG activities.
  2. Capacity development of national and local mine action organisations/authorities to effectively address EO/IED-related concerns.
  3. Strengthening the position of women as actors in reconstruction, peace processes, and socioeconomic development.

Methodology:

  • Desktop research
  • Primary data collection in two case study countries (Lebanon and South Sudan)
  • Data analysis

This work is expected to be initiated by 1st July 2024 and completed no later than 30th November 2024, with the final report to be submitted to MAG no later than 31st December 2024.

PERSON/TEAM SPECIFICATION:

Essential

  • Experience of successfully undertaking similar evaluations for international NGOs in conflict/post conflict countries
  • Experience of assessing outcomes
  • Research skills and knowledge of good practice in evaluation
  • Interpersonal skills that evoke trust and are gender and culturally sensitive
  • Strong verbal and written English language skills
  • A knowledge of the humanitarian disarmament sector and how it links with humanitarian action and socio-economic development

Desirable

  • Professional experience in the mine action sector
  • Experience of carrying out evaluations of multi-year, multi-country grants
  • Experience of using different methodologies to assess outcomes, such as Outcome Harvesting, Stories of Change or similar

How to Apply

Application:

For further details about this opportunity you can find the Terms of Reference: here.

Application is by expression of interest which needs to include a covering letter, CVs for each consultant, and a proposal on how you would undertake this research/evaluation. This proposal should be no more than 5 pages long and must include a budget with daily rates for both the lead and second consultant, cost for visa, international travel, hotel accommodation. MAG will support with local travel and cover the cost for convening the two programme visits.

Visitors to Lebanon and South Sudan will require HEAT training. Where an individual who is to visit either location does not have this training, MAG can arrange it for them, and the cost of the training will be deducted from the final payment to the consultant. MAG may support with additional insurance coverage if needed.

Closing date for applications will be 19th June 2024. Please send your details to humanresources@maginternational.org. Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are not able to respond to every application. If you have not heard back from us within 3 weeks of applying, it means that your application has not been successful.

Please note that as part of MAG's commitment to safeguarding, this post is subject to background checks before an offer of consultancy is confirmed. For more information on MAG’s approach to background checks, please click here.

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