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Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is a world non-governmental group supporting aid and improvement work in over 99 nations around the globe. CRS packages help individuals on the premise of want, no matter creed, ethnicity or nationality. CRS works by native church and nonchurch companions to implement its packages, subsequently, strengthening and constructing the capability of those companion organizations is prime to packages in each nation wherein CRS operates. CRS has labored in Nigeria for greater than 25 years.

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Job Title: Consultant – Conflict Sensitivity and Gender Analysis in Three NE states (Adamawa, Borno and Yobe)

Consultancy Code: BAW251019
Location:
 Abuja

Job Description

  • Short Term Consultancy for Conflict Sensitivity and Gender Analysis in Three NE states (Adamawa, Borno and Yobe) for Water for Agriculture Project of Catholic Relief Services.

Terms of Reference

  • This Terms of Reference (TOR) offers the outline and work to be executed on Conflict Sensitivity and Gender Analysis in Three NE states (Adamawa, Borno and Yobe) for Water for Agriculture Project of Catholic Relief Services.

Background

  • USAID lately awarded a brand new mission to Catholic Relief Services – Nigeria Program known as WATER FOR AGRICULTURE. Award begin date is 15th July 2019, and the present focus is on start-up actions together with improvement of a complete work plan, elaboration of an in depth MEAL plan, recruitment of employees, and the conduct of preliminary assessments.
  • The purpose of this mission is to develop and implement interventions that can sustainably enhance water availability and administration in the direction of growing agricultural productiveness in Adamawa, Borno, and Yobe states of Nigeria. This effort will contribute to CRS’ agriculture and livelihoods signature program space and ongoing efforts to advertise resilience, restoration and improvement inside north east and neighboring Lake Chad Basin nations.
  • Strategic aims embrace: enhance entry to water for smallholder farmers and livestock herders and supply small-scale irrigation infrastructure; strengthen the capabilities of native authorities establishments and group constructions to sustainably handle water assets; and strengthen agricultural productiveness and manufacturing capabilities of smallholder farmers and livestock herders in chosen communities.

Primary Purpose

  • The National Livestock Transformation Plan (2019-2028) attributes the conflicts of herders and farmers to poor social circumstances, governance gaps, lack of financial infrastructure, excessive local weather occasions, environmental degradation and spiritual or cultural ideologies. More than 80% of livelihoods in NE rely on rain-fed agriculture (each pastoral and crop cultivation).
  • The contributory issue to conflicts amongst farmers and herders are inhabitants progress, discount, useful resource management and local weather change of water in Lake Chad Basin, and obstruction of livestock migration route by Armed Opposition Group (AOG) resulting in overuse of water factors and discount of pastureland. This research will present concrete evaluation on determinants of conflicts between herders and farmers and make suggestions on approaches and actions to additional combine conflict-sensitive programming that meets program aims. In addition, Gender Sensitivity and Conflict Analysis will even determine alternatives for ladies, younger individuals and marginalized teams akin to individuals residing with incapacity to take part and profit from the Project; and extra importantly throughout agriculture worth chain.
  • The research goals to determine current battle sensitivity and gender obstacles or another obstacles to entry Infrastructural social providers, livelihood alternatives, and penalties of the differential gender place on girls’s entry to financial alternatives in addition to dangerous gender norms that would affect outcomes for males or girls, which shall be thought of for future planning. The battle sensitivity evaluation ought to embrace a give attention to youth, integrating Qualitative knowledge about youth information, notion and expertise with quantitative knowledge on their obstacles to Livelihoods alternative in crop and livestock manufacturing.
  • The evaluation will disaggregate knowledge by gender and, the place doable by standing (herders and farmers) and ethnicity to allow CRS, companions and different businesses to develop additional restoration programming and advocacy interventions with a gender and age-group perspective.

Main Tasks/Deliverables

  • Examine the causes and drivers of battle and the way they work together with one another, with a give attention to farmers and herder communities
  • Identify traces of social division and sources of connection (connectors and dividers)
  • Map out key what gas battle between farmers, host comunities and herders concerned in fueling battle or able to advertise peace with their alternatives and skills,
  • To perceive the completely different impacts of battle and peace on ladies and men and female and male youth, and the completely different roles they play in fueling battle and constructing peace
  • Provide future initiatives and potential future methods to give attention to the leverage factors and both countering detrimental facets or strengthening constructive ones to work in the direction of peaceable change
  • To perceive how gender norms and behaviors are being modified by battle
  • To perceive what forms of battle are evident in the neighborhood in what side people discover it acceptable to make use of violence and who’s concerned in resolving conflicts violently or peacefully, and the means generally used domestically in resolving battle
  • To perceive how grazing, poor safety and livelihoods alternatives deprivation or variations and behaviors can both drive battle or construct peace. What are sources of rigidity in the neighborhood, and what brings people collectively alongside socio-cultural, financial and political traces?
  • To analyze how establishments and constructions throughout the group both reinforce or problem gender norms which drive battle.

Approach and Method:

  • The guide ought to recommend the detailed strategy and methodology for the evaluation based mostly on the final tips offered under. The methodology ought to be gender- delicate and canopy the north east area of Nigeria
  • The battle sensitivity and gender evaluation will cowl herders and farmers and supply an perception as to what to anticipate within the goal space in addition to suggestions for programming approaches
  • The evaluation will cowl Adamawa, Borno and Yola of Nigeria

Note: The following factors are indicative, and the precise approaches/methodologies used can be finalized between CRS and the Consultant throughout Contract negotiations.

  • Conduct a complete battle sensitivity and gender evaluation of the North East area of Nigeria
  • Assess the gendered powered relationship between women and men, and the variations of their entry to assets, precedence wants and actions and constraints that they face in relation to one another.
  • Access the connection dynamics amongst girls and youth (15 to 29 years) of various ages, ethnicities and backgrounds, with consideration to alternatives and threats to strengthening relations of belief and social capital amongst girls and youth.
  • Identify key areas of focus in mainstreaming gender all through the mission, with concrete suggestions.
  • Field knowledge assortment from mission beneficiaries and stakeholders

Schedule of Deliverables:

  • Finalize instruments and develop protocol:
    • Review related literature and mission supplies
    • Develop the protocols and instruments for conducting the battle sensitivity and gender evaluation
    • Present the instruments to WFA mission administration crew.
    • Finalize preliminary protocol and instruments after having suggestions.
  • Administer instruments:
    • Orient and prepare the information collectors and mission crew
    • Initiate and supervise the information assortment.
    • Analyze knowledge and share the preliminary findings with WFA Project crew.
  • Report writing and knowledge dissemination:
    • Write-up knowledge findings and preliminary draft report.
    • Share findings with WFA mission crew.
    • Facilitate a workshop with mission crew to disseminate findings, conduct a battle sensitivity and gender downside evaluation and develop an motion plan for addressing the gender considerations from the findings
    • Final report. This should at a minimal comprise:
    • Title web page
    • Table of contents
    • Executive Summary
    • Introduction
    • Objectives of the battle sensitivity and gender evaluation
    • Methodology – course of how the battle sensitivity and gender evaluation was carried out
    • Summary of Findings
    • Project Gender Priorities
    • Recommendations for integrating and addressing conflict-sensitive and gender issues
    • Lessons realized
    • Conclusion and proposals for the mission
    • Annexes

Required Qualifications

  • Post graduate degree in any one among these: Agriculture, Agricultural Economics, Gender, Conflict, Social Science, Development Studies, and so forth., and possess formal analysis expertise.
  • Experience with battle sensitivity and gender integration and mainstreaming in a battle affected area
  • Experience with conducting battle sensitivity and gender evaluation in rural and peri-urban communities akin to Northeast Nigeria
  • Ability to conduct interview and discussions in English and native language (Hausa) fascinating.
  • Good eye for element, adherence to logic, and capability for inductive reasoning
  • Strong presentation, facilitating, communication and crew working expertise.
  • Good interpersonal expertise, together with the flexibility to conduct discussions with a variety of people starting from senior administration to mission contributors.
  • Willingness and talent to journey to the agricultural communities within the North East
  • Knowledge in manipulation of GIS instruments for battle sensitivity and gender proof mapping
  • At least 5- 10 years’ expertise of analysis, analysis and makes use of of participatory strategy and instruments
  • Spoken and written fluency in English

Payment Schedule

  • CRS pays a consultancy payment based mostly upon a mutually agreeable day by day consultancy charge. Logistics for discipline journeys can be organized individually. CRS will reimburse operational and logistical prices if they’re recognized and accredited by the Consultancy Manager prematurely.
  • Please notice that CRS will deduct and remit to the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) a 5% or 10% withholding Tax from the whole consultancy charges for people or organizations in accordance with the Nigerian Tax Law

How to Apply
Interested and certified candidates ought to send their Expression of Interest (EOI) together with an in depth Resume connected as one doc in PDF indicating the “Title of the Consultancy and the Consultancy Code – BAW251019” to: [email protected].

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Job Title: Consultant – Baseline Evaluation for Water for Agriculture Project

Location: Abuja
Job Type: Short Term

Terms of Reference
This Terms of Reference (TOR) offers the outline and work to be executed by a Lead Consultant and Associate to conduct baseline analysis for Water for Agriculture Project of Catholic Relief Services.

Background
USAID lately awarded a brand new mission to Catholic Relief Services – Nigeria Program known as WATER FOR AGRICULTURE. Award begin date is 15th July 2019, and the present focus is on start-up actions together with improvement of a complete work plan, elaboration of an in depth MEAL plan, recruitment of employees, and the conduct of preliminary assessments.

The purpose of this mission is to develop and implement interventions that can sustainably enhance water availability and administration in the direction of growing agricultural productiveness in Adamawa, Borno, and Yobe states of Nigeria. This effort will contribute to CRS’ new company technique, Vision 2030 “Catalysing Transformational Change at Scale”, and particularly to its strategic platform “Scaling Integrated Pathways out of Poverty: Transforming Lives and Landscapes”. It Will additionally contribute to ongoing efforts to advertise resilience, restoration and improvement inside North-East Nigeria.

Strategic aims embrace: enhance entry to water for smallholder farmers and livestock herders and supply small-scale irrigation infrastructure; strengthen the capabilities of native authorities establishments and group constructions to sustainably handle water assets; and strengthen agricultural productiveness and manufacturing capabilities of smallholder farmers and livestock herders in chosen communities.

Primary Purpose

  • CRS’ Nigeria program is searching for an skilled Lead Consultant to collaborate with the Water for Agriculture Team to offer to conduct a baseline analysis for Water for Agriculture Project. The profitable applicant will collaborate immediately with the WFA MEAL Specialist, Senior Agronomist and DCOP whereas COP coordinate the method.
  • The total goal of the baseline analysis is to find out/evaluate baseline values of indicators as listed within the mission knowledge and indicator efficiency knowledge tables for the USAID Water for Agriculture Activity
  • This will contain assortment and evaluate of each main and secondary knowledge for the aim of the analysis
  • Secondary knowledge can be collected from earlier FTF analysis reports and different associated surveys whereas main quantitative and qualitative knowledge can be collected throughout baseline assortment exercise.

Key actions embrace:

  • Work with COP and MEAL Specialist to evaluate draft Water for Agriculture baseline
  • analysis protocol
  • Conduct baseline analysis exercise;
  • Analyse collected knowledge and report findings of the exercise;
  • Share findings with the COP and MEAL Specialist
  • Review and decide baseline figures for Water for Agriculture exercise.

Main Tasks/Deliverables
The consultancy shall obtain these deliverables:

  • Baseline analysis protocol: the protocol will present a transparent description of how the baseline analysis survey can be carried out. This consists of aims of the baseline analysis questions, pattern design, pattern measurement willpower, knowledge high quality assurance plan, moral approval, and reporting. This can be in step with accredited WFA Evaluation Plan. This must also be supported with detailed workplan and funds for the exercise.
  • Baseline analysis exercise: the consulting agency is anticipated to coach enumerators and make different preparations for mobilization to the sphere to gather knowledge for the baseline analysis exercise. Following the coaching, it’s anticipated {that a} pilot take a look at can be carried out. Afterwards, observations from the pilot can be used for revising the questionnaires based mostly on the pilot findings. During the coaching it’s anticipated actions that guarantee knowledge high quality assurance ought to be carried out. This embrace technique to verify that knowledge has been collected from location as chosen by the pattern design, day by day evaluations of knowledge collected to examine for consistency and revisit of sampled communities for triangulation and affirmation of knowledge. In addition, knowledge safety and privateness of respondent should be assured stipulated in CRS MEAL Policies and procedures (MPPs). The skilled discipline Enumerators are anticipated to gather knowledge to kind a dataset for baseline analysis exercise. The Field Enumerators will accumulate each quantitative and qualitative knowledge as deliberate within the baseline analysis protocol.
  • Data cleansing, analyses and reporting: After finishing the information assortment exercise, the consulting agency will guarantee consistency and accuracy in knowledge collected. The knowledge can be analysed utilizing applicable statistical instruments for each qualitative and quantitative knowledge.
    • Analyses can be largely descriptive exhibiting percentages/proportion, averages, and sum of counts. It will even examine values throughout producer teams (smallholder farmers), gender, goal age teams and states.
    • Level of disaggregation will embrace yield by sort of crop, state, LGA, producer teams (smallholder farmers and herders), gender, age teams and individuals with disabilities.
    • Also, outcomes from baseline can be in contrast with midterm and remaining analysis
  • The outcomes from the analyses will used for growing the baseline analysis report.

Approach and Method
Desk analysis complemented by discipline research within the Northeast and the Northwest. Field analysis should embrace interviews with key individuals from authorities businesses and NGOs. Field research should additionally embrace interviews with PSPs and members of SILC teams. Similarly, discipline analysis should embrace targeted group discussions (FGDs) with SILC teams. This consultancy can be carried out in Abuja, the Northwest (any Feed the Future mission States) and the Northeast States.

Within CRS, the guide is anticipated to know how SILC is included and carried out in our emergency, agriculture and livelihoods and well being packages. The guide can be anticipated to interview previous and present mission managers (together with Chiefs of Party and Project Directors), proposal design crew members and technical specialists. The guide can be anticipated to know the worth and dedication that CRS Nigeria locations on SILC by interviewing members of the Leadership Team.

Within the non-profits, the guide is anticipated to know and articulate how different NGOs implement village financial savings and lending schemes inside Nigeria. The guide is equally anticipated to know and articulate the federal (nationwide) and state governments’ financial savings and lending schemes regulatory frameworks.

Schedule of Deliverables

  • Baseline analysis protocol – A baseline analysis protocol ought to be reviewed and finalized 1 week after contract settlement. The baseline analysis protocol ought to observe the define:
    • Introduction
    • Objectives of the analysis
    • Baseline analysis questions
    • Methodology
    • Sampling design
    • Data assortment course of
    • Data evaluation and reporting
    • Data high quality assurance plan (sampling GPS factors from knowledge assortment factors, day by day evaluations of knowledge collected to examine for consistency and revisit of sampled communities for triangulation and affirmation of knowledge, preliminary evaluation of knowledge and cleansing of dataset)
    • Tools/knowledge gathering knowledge for every viewers group:
      • Pre-test the instruments and
      • Translate and again translate the instruments into furfure, kanuri and hausa for participant teams because the case is likely to be.
    • Detailed work plan for the analysis exercise
    • Budget for the baseline analysis
    • Annexes will embrace the baseline analysis datasets accompanying codebook/knowledge dictionary (authentic paper and/or digital in addition to remaining, clear digital knowledge units with syntax) and ask open source assist (.txt,. csv, .doc…)
  • Baseline analysis report with a most of 30 pages in size (excluding Annexes). The Report could have the next construction:
    • Executive Summary (2 pages)
    • Introduction and background (2 pages)
    • Baseline analysis questions (2 pages)
    • Methodology and methodological limitations (four web page)
    • Key analysis findings (15 pages)
    • Conclusions and proposals (5 pages)
    • Annexes (analysis devices, record of people interviewed, references to the paperwork reviewed, and so forth.)
  • A remaining consultancy report and advice to CRS. The report ought to be in English.

Required Qualifications

  • CRS locations premium on deciding on competent guide consisting of a multi-disciplinary crew with the requisite mixture of expertise, experience and expertise to hold out the baseline analysis because the mission elements include water administration for smallholder farmers and herders, capability constructing for state and LG establishments for water administration, enhancing productiveness and revenue for smallholder farmers and herders, and battle decision amongst farmers and herders
  • The Consultant should even be accustomed to the USAID Feed the Future Indicator Guide and Global Food Security Strategy (GFSS)
  • Ideally, the consulting agency ought to have an Associate with survey expertise in water useful resource administration, livestock and agronomy.

In addition, the Consultant ought to have:

  • Minimum of 10 years of expertise in analysis of worldwide improvement programming, ideally of restoration/resilience, infrastructure, livelihood and/or social cohesion packages;
  • Evidence of getting carried out related USAID analysis, particularly in NE Nigeria on water useful resource administration, agriculture and social cohesion packages.
  • Experience in assortment and analyses of enormous dataset utilizing ICT4D platforms.
  • Excellent knowledge presentation expertise utilizing varied knowledge visualization instruments PowerBI, Adobe Illustrator
  • Use of statistical packages (SPSS, STATA, Excel) and mapping instruments (qGIS, ArcGIS) and related ICT4D platforms (akin to ODK, Kobo, SurveyCTO and so forth) for knowledge assortment, transmission and analyses.
  • Also, should have the ability to transcribe qualitative knowledge utilizing Excel, Atlas ThoughtsMap, and so forth

Payment Schedule

  • CRS pays a consultancy payment based mostly upon a mutually agreeable day by day consultancy charge. Logistics for discipline journeys can be organized individually. CRS will reimburse operational and logistical prices if they’re recognized and accredited by the Consultancy Manager prematurely.
  • Please notice that CRS will deduct and remit to the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) a 5% or 10%
  • withholding Tax from the whole consultancy charges for people or organizations in accordance with the Nigerian Tax Law.

Deadline: COB; Thursday, seventh November, 2019.

How to Apply
Interested and certified candidates ought to send their Expression of Interest (EOI) together with an in depth Resume connected as one doc in PDF indicating the Title of the Consultancy and the Consultancy Code: BAW251019 to: [email protected]

Click here for the complete Terms of Reference (ToR) (.docx)

Job Title: Project Officer

Job Ref Code: PTR171019
Location: Abuja
Band: 7
Department: Programs
Reports To: Program Manager, Vitamin A supplementation Project.

Context

  • CRS has obtained funding from Micronutrient Initiative (MI), a world not for revenue NGO with its headquarter in Ottawa, Canada and a rustic workplace in Abuja Nigeria. MI helps and promotes meals fortification and micronutrient supplementation program in growing nations together with Nigeria. MI program focus in Nigeria embrace promotion of vitamin A supplementation, salt iodization, iron and folic acid supplementation for pregnant girls and use of Zinc and low-osmolarity ORS within the administration of childhood diarrhea.
  • The Vitamin A Supplement mission has three (3) particular aims. These embrace:
    • Support the state and LGA groups in Bauchi, Delta and Gombe States to successfully plan and implement the 2 rounds of optimized MNCHW from 2019 to 2022.
    • Support the state and LGA groups in Bauchi, Delta and Gombe States to efficient implementation of the optimized MNCHW microplans within the Three states from 2019 to 2022.
    • Support the state to offer prime quality and efficient monitoring and supportive supervision in the course of the two rounds of optimized MNCH week from 2019 to 2022

Job Summary

  • The main duty of the Program Officer is to coordinate the planning, implementation and evaluate of the MNCH Week actions in Bauchi, Delta and Gombe states from November 2019 -March 2022.

Specific Job Responsibilities
Program Quality:

  • Monitor and coordinate the state stage planning, supply, monitoring and reporting of MNCH Weeks in Gombe and Plateau states.
  • Support the state PHCDAs to plan and implement the VAS-SBCC technique and coaching of frontline well being employees at state stage on tips on how to use the supplies.
  • Actively take part within the state stage coaching.
  • Provide technical assist to State PHCDA in LGA stage coaching together with orientation of city announcers utilizing the important thing messages developed.
  • Planning for MNCHW in Bauchi, Delta and Gombe states. This will contain:
  • Support the mission states to provoke early planning for all of the spherical of MNCH week from 2019 to 2022.
  • MNCHW together with advocacies and preparation of detailed work plan and budgets to facilitate early release of funds by the federal government.
  • Quality MNCHW monitoring and supervision in the course of the November 2017 MNCHW.
  • Support the M&E Consultant to refine the e-based monitoring platform.
  • Recruit, prepare, and handle NYSC Youth Corpers as unbiased displays to conduct monitoring of MNCHW actions within the mission states.
  • Participate in monitoring and supervision of MNCHW actions in mission states and chosen LGAs
  • Support the M&E guide to coach unbiased displays on use of the digital platform and the event of a harmonized monitoring report.
  • Financial & Operational:
    • Manage program budgets, together with monitoring of monetary and materials assets for mission within the states.
  • Representation, Coordination and Advocacy:
    • Develop robust relationships with state stakeholders in key authorities ministries and businesses – SMoH and SPHCDAs.
    • Represent CRS at all MNCH Week technical evaluate conferences at the states.

Qualifications and Skills

  • University degree or its equal in Health, Nutrition, Public Health or associated discipline.
  • Minimum of four years of labor expertise in mission assist.in Health and Nutrition packages.
  • Demonstrated expertise in VAS Programming, Nutrition and/or Public Health packages together with VAS, USI, little one survival and maternal well being and vitamin packages.
  • Experience working with a world NGO and at the group stage, can be a bonus.
  • Demonstrated capability to work successfully below stress and to prioritize competing calls for Strategic, analytical and decision-making expertise.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, together with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Professional proficiency in English oral and written communication expertise; robust demonstrated writing expertise required (reports, evaluations).
  • Must be domiciled in or prepared to work within the mission states and chosen LGAs for the mission implementation.
  • Must be personable, tactful, tradition delicate, respectful, confidential and reliable.

Deadline: 30th October, 2019; (Time: COB – 5:00pm).

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How to Apply
Interested and certified candidates ought to obtain the “CRS Application Form” utilizing the hyperlink under, fill and send with an in depth Resume as one doc (in a PDF Format) indicating “Position” being utilized for and the “Job Ref Code” as the topic of the application application (e.g. MEAL Director, MED211118) to: [email protected]

Click here to Download Application Form (Drop-box)

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Equal Employer Opportunity:

  • “CRS is an equal –alternative employer, doesn’t discriminate based mostly on race, shade, faith and we’re dedicated to gender delicate programming and administration’. and so forth.
  • Qualified girls are strongly inspired to use”

Safeguarding

  • By making use of to this job, I perceive and acknowledge that CRS requires its employees to deal with all people with dignity and respect and to actively stop harassment, abuse, exploitation, and human trafficking. Further, I perceive that if I’m a profitable candidate, I can be topic to a complete background examine, and my private/skilled references can be requested to judge my behaviors associated to the above safeguarding-related subjects.

Statement of Commitment to Protection:

  • ‘’CRS’ recruitment and choice procedures replicate our dedication to defending kids and weak adults from abuse and exploitation’’

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