• Mapping and Analysis of Official Development Assistance (ODA) at Save the Children

  • Posted on: 1 August, 2017 Deadline: 9 August, 2017
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    The Save the Children Fund, commonly known as Save the Children, is an international non-governmental organization that promotes children's rights, provides relief and helps support children in developing countries

    Mapping and Analysis of Official Development Assistance (ODA)


    Purpose and Objectives of the Consultancy

    The purpose of the consultancy is to generate evidence on ODA trends in East and Southern Africa, focusing on humanitarian and emergency contexts for informed advocacy on increased donor allocations that are sensitive to child rights.

    Scope of the Consultancy

    The consultant will be expected to conduct a mapping aimed at developing a baseline assessment of current available data on ODA in East and Southern Africa that is channeled towards implementation of child rights; demonstrate comparison of ODA allocated to specific child focused sectors including health, education and social protection, against other sectors- in both instances giving practical examples of the situation in particular countries within East and Southern Africa. The consultant will be expected to develop a contextual analysis of the child protection situation in emergency and humanitarian environments in East and Southern Africa and the current data on ODA that is channeled towards child protection programming in these areas.

    The specific results are:

    • Evidence of donor allocations to child rights programmes (focus on Health, Education, Social Protection and Child Protection Systems), infrastructure and systems in East and Southern Africa in comparison to the total percentage allocation to rights based programmes, citing specific examples from countries in the region
    • Evidence of donor allocations to child specific sectors including health, education, social protection in comparison to other sectors
    • Evidence of donor allocations to child protection programming, in conflict and humanitarian contexts in East and Southern Africa
    • Evidence of challenges that persist in ODA allocations to child protection in emergencies and systems strengthening in East and Southern Africa, and potential entry points for improving ODA allocation to these sectors
    • Concrete recommendations on use of donor allocations to child rights programmes and child protection in emergencies in East and Southern Africa

    Key Tasks

    • Develop a report based on the mapping findings detailing the necessary gaps in ODA in East and Southern Africa that is sensitive to child rights, the report should also include recommendations on how to ensure ODA allocations are increasingly child sensitive *The data findings in the report should be presented in visually appealing diagrammatic representations indicating patterns and/or relationships to facilitate easier comprehension for the reader

    Key Deliverables

    A Mapping and Analysis report on ODA that is sensitive to Child Rights in East and Southern Africa detailing the scope of work, methodology and analysis of findings

    Duration of the Consultancy Save the Children envisages the consultancy taking 20 working days from the time the contract is signed. The consultant should develop a feasible work plan covering the maximum 20 days and submit as an integral part of the proposal for this consultancy. The successful bidder must commit to accomplish and deliver the consultancy services and deliverables before or on 30th August 2017

    Expected Profile of the Consultant

    For this consultancy, Save the Children is expecting to contract 1 lead consultant dedicated to achieving the key deliverables.

    The consultant should have the following qualifications and experience * Post graduate degree in any social science or economics * At least 10 years' experience working on Child Rights and Child Protection, experience working on economic justice and in humanitarian and emergency contexts in East and Southern Africa will be an added advantage * Demonstrated experience in carrying out research projects and fiscal policy analysis * Good understanding of the politico-economic contexts of countries within East and Southern Africa * Good interpersonal skills and understanding different perspectives. * Strong analytical and report writing skills * Demonstrable capacity to deliver high quality outputs within a proposed timeframe. * Knowledge of donor systems, structures and ways of working an added advantage

    Submitting expressions of interest (maximum 5 pages)

    Interested individuals must submit a technical and financial proposal of a maximum of five (5) pages including:

    • A cover letter introducing the consultant and how the skills and competencies above are met, with concrete examples as appropriate.
    • An expression of interest including proposed methodology, time schedule and work plan for carrying out the consultancy.
    • A CV detailing relevant skills and experience, including 3 contactable referees
    • Proven record of experience in child rights, child protection and economic justice.
    • Reasonable budget breakdown and cost consideration commensurate to expected deliverables.

    Method of Application

    Application Email: Please apply with a covering letter and up-to-date CV to: MKogi.96130.3830@savethechildrenint.aplitrak.com

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